This week, Prof. Ann Pearson will be leading discussion on organic paleoproxies, specifically how TEX86 and Uk37 work.
Ann suggests skimming (rather than closely reading) Hurley et al (submitted) and Becker et al (2015), both attached here, and says:
'The reason to choose these papers is that they set the foundation for a discussion about “how organic paleoproxies work”. In particular, I plan to talk about fundamental differences between TEX86 and the other major proxy, Uk37. Sarah Hurley will join us as well – the PNAS paper is her work, currently in review.'