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Peter Heintzman


Associate Professor

Job description

Academic research, supervision, and curation


  • Eric Capo, Charline Giguet-Covex, Alexandra Rouillard, Kevin Nota, Peter D. Heintzman, Aurèle Vuillemin et al.:
    Lake Sedimentary DNA Research on Past Terrestrial and Aquatic Biodiversity: Overview and Recommendations
    Quaternary 2021 PROSJEKT / ARKIV / DOI
  • Youri Lammers, Peter D. Heintzman, Inger Greve Alsos :
    Environmental palaeogenomic reconstruction of an Ice Age algal population
    Communications Biology 2021 ARKIV / FULLTEKST / PROSJEKT / DOI
  • Nicolas Dussex, Nora Bergfeldt, Violeta de Anca Prado, Marianne Dehasque, David Díez-del-Molino, Erik Ersmark et al.:
    Integrating multi-taxon palaeogenomes and sedimentary ancient DNA to study past ecosystem dynamics
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Biological Sciences 25. August 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Mikkel W. Pedersen, Bianca De Sanctis, Nedda F. Saremi, Martin Sikora, Emily E. Puckett, Zhenquan Gu et al.:
    Environmental genomics of Late Pleistocene black bears and giant short-faced bears
    Current Biology 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • James A. Fellows Yates, Aida Andrades Valtueña, Åshild J Vågene, Becky Cribdon, Irina M. Velsko, Maxime Borry et al.:
    Community-curated and standardised metadata of published ancient metagenomic samples with AncientMetagenomeDir
    Scientific Data 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Evgeny N. Maschenko, Olga R. Potapova, Peter D. Heintzman, Joshua D. Kapp, Beth Shapiro, Albert V. Protopopov et al.:
    Morphology, Individual Age, DNA and Sex of the Yuka Mammoth (Mammuthus primigenius) from Northern Yakutia
    Paleontological journal 2021 FULLTEKST / DOI
  • Alisa Vershinina, Peter D. Heintzman, Duane G. Froese, Grant D. Zazula, Molly Cassatt-Johnstone, Love Dalén et al.:
    Ancient horse genomes reveal the timing and extent of dispersals across the Bering Land Bridge
    Molecular Ecology 10. May 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Shanlin Liu, Michael V Westbury, Nicolas Dussex, Kieren J. Mitchell, Mikkel-Holger S. Sinding, Peter D. Heintzman et al.:
    Ancient and modern genomes unravel the evolutionary history of the rhinoceros family
    Cell 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Tom van der Valk, Patrícia Pečnerová, David Díez-del-Molino, Anders Bergström, Jonas Oppenheimer, Stefanie Hartmann et al.:
    Million-year-old DNA sheds light on the genomic history of mammoths
    Nature 17. February 2021 ARKIV / DOI
  • Dilli Prasad Rijal, Peter D. Heintzman, Youri Lammers, Nigel Yoccoz, Kelsey Lorberau, Iva Pitelkova et al.:
    Sedimentary ancient DNA shows terrestrial plant richness continuously increased over the Holocene in northern Fennoscandia
    Science Advances 30. July 2021 ARKIV / PROSJEKT / DOI
  • Juliette Funck, Peter D. Heintzman, Gemma G.R. Murray, Beth Shapiro, Holly McKinney, Jean-Bernard Huchet et al.:
    A detailed life history of a Pleistocene steppe bison (Bison priscus) skeleton unearthed in Arctic Alaska
    Quaternary Science Reviews 2020 ARKIV / DOI
  • Sandra Garces Pastor, Youri Lammers, Peter D. Heintzman, Antony Brown, Willy Tinner, Christoph Schwörer et al.:
    Exceptionally rich sedaDNA record from a subalpine lake in the Central Alps reveals plant responses to climate change and human land use
    2021
  • Elise Kjørstad, Inger Greve Alsos, Dilli Prasad Rijal, Peter D. Heintzman :
    Planter fortsatte å spre seg mot nord tusener av år etter klimaendringen på slutten av istiden
    31. July 2021 FULLTEKST / PROSJEKT
  • Youri Lammers, Inger Greve Alsos, Peter D. Heintzman :
    Ice Age algae bloom on Andøya
  • Peter D. Heintzman :
    The hidden diversity of extinct megafauna
    2021
  • Scarlett Zetter, Sandra Garces Pastor, Youri Lammers, Andreas Tribsch, Antony Brown, Eric Coissac et al.:
    Holocene reconstruction of plant communities and impacts of human activity from sedaDNA in the Austrian Alps
    2021
  • Peter D. Heintzman :
    Sedimentary ancient DNA
    2021
  • Peter D. Heintzman :
    Reconstructing Quaternary biomes with ancient DNA
    2021
  • Peter D. Heintzman :
    Ancient DNA as a tool for paleontology
    2021
  • Peter D. Heintzman :
    Ancient vertebrate DNA in the environment
    2021
  • Peter D. Heintzman :
    Systematics, speciation, and gene flow
    2021
  • Peter D. Heintzman :
    SedaDNA: where are we and where are we going?
    2021
  • James A. Fellows Yates, Aida Andrades Valtueña, Åshild J Vågene, Becky Cribdon, Irina M. Velsko, Maxime Borry et al.:
    Improving access to ancient metagenomic data with the community-curated metadata repository
    2021
  • Scarlett Zetter, Andreas Tribsch, F. D. Nardi, Eric Coissac, Sébastien Lavergne, Sandra Garces Pastor et al.:
    Inferring vegetation history using DNA metabarcoding of sedaDNA of Alpine lakes in Austria
    2021
  • Peter D. Heintzman :
    A tale of mammoths and million-year-old DNA
    2021
  • Peter D. Heintzman, Bjørn Hatteng, Christel Slettli Hansen, Per helge Nylund, Håkon Dahlen :
    A mammoth discovery of the world’s oldest DNA
    VitenSkapet temporary exhibition 2021
  • Peter D. Heintzman :
    Ancient DNA from dirt: why, where, and how?
    2021
  • Peter D. Heintzman, Christel Slettli Hansen :
    The world's oldest DNA / Verdens eldste DNA
    3m 22s outreach video 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Peter D. Heintzman, Sabrina Imbler :
    The Horse You Rode In On May Have Been Made in Southern Russia
    20. October 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Peter D. Heintzman, Owen Jarus :
    'Female' warrior buried in medieval grave may be non-binary
    06. August 2021 FULLTEKST
  • John W. Williams, Inger Greve Alsos, Jessica L. Blois, Chris Bowler, Frederic Boyer, Eric Capo et al.:
    Building cyberinfrastructure systems to support integrative, macroscale analyses of sedimentary ancient DNA records: current resources, needs, and opportunities
    2021 FULLTEKST
  • Peter D. Heintzman :
    Mammoths and the oldest ever ancient DNA
    2021
  • Peter D. Heintzman, Christel Slettli Hansen :
    Ancient DNA / Eldgammelt DNA
    1m 25s outreach video 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Peter D. Heintzman, Annie Roth :
    Why was this ancient tusk 150 miles from land, 10,000 feet deep?
    22. November 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Mary Elizabeth Edwards, Charlotte, L. Clarke, Nancy H Bigelow, Peter D. Heintzman, Ben Potter, Inger Greve Alsos et al.:
    Late Quaternary vegetation dynamics in interior Alaska revealed by sedimentary ancient DNA (sedaDNA) from lake sediment and unfrozen (loessic) archaeological sediments
    2021
  • Bianca De Sanctis, Mikkel W. Pedersen, Nedda F. Saremi, Martin Sikora, Emily E. Puckett, Zhenquan Gu et al.:
    Environmental Genomics of Late Pleistocene Black Bears and Giant Short-Faced Bears
    2021
  • Peter D. Heintzman, Ellen Kathrine Bludd :
    Verdens eldste DNA gir ny innsikt i mammutens evolusjon
    17. February 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Peter D. Heintzman, Ellen Kathrine Bludd :
    Verdens eldste DNA funnet i tannen til mammut
    01. December 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Peter D. Heintzman, Elise Kjørstad :
    Forskere har avdekket DNA fra mennesker i 25 000 år gammel jord
    15. July 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Peter D. Heintzman, Elise Kjørstad :
    Hvis ikke hestene hadde kommet seg ut av Nord-Amerika, så hadde de trolig ikke eksistert i dag
    31. May 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Peter D. Heintzman, Elise Kjørstad :
    Eldgammelt bjørne-DNA er hentet ut fra jord i en grotte
    07. May 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Peter D. Heintzman, Lars Adrian Giske :
    UiT-forsker bidro til stort gjennombrudd: Gjenskapte verdens eldste DNA
    17. February 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Peter D. Heintzman, Guro Tarjem :
    Abels tårn (Abel's tower)
    26. February 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Peter D. Heintzman, Elise Kjørstad :
    Verdens eldste DNA: Forskere har studert genomet til en million år gamle mammuter
    17. February 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Peter D. Heintzman, Veronica Turnage :
    Over en million år gammel mammuttann sjokkerte forskerne
    17. February 2021 FULLTEKST
  • Eric Capo, Inger Greve Alsos, Daniel Ariztegui, Linda H. Armbrecht, Ines Barrenechea, Simon Belle et al.:
    Unifying the sedaDNA scientific community
    2021
  • Inger Greve Alsos, Anne Elisabeth Bjune, Kari Anne Bråthen, Clark Charlotte, Mary E. Edwards, Dorothee Ehrich et al.:
    Using ancient and modern DNA to understand effect of climate change on vascular plants
    2020
  • Scarlett Zetter, Sandra Garces Pastor, Youri Lammers, Andreas Tribsch, Antony Brown, Eric Coissac et al.:
    Holocene flora reconstruction in the Austrian Alps
    2020 PROSJEKT
  • Peter D. Heintzman :
    Environmental palaeogenomics: tales from the lakes
  • Scarlett Zetter, Sandra Garces Pastor, Youri Lammers, Antony Brown, Andreas Tribsch, Eric Coissac et al.:
    Holocene reconstruction of plant and mammal communities in the Austrian and Italian Alps
    2020 PROSJEKT

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    Research interests

    Dr. Heintzman uses degraded DNA to assess evolutionary and ecological questions surrounding a wide variety of different organisms (including insects, mammals, and plants). He is an expert in the application and development of ancient DNA methodologies, particularly within the emerging subfield of sedimentary ancient DNA. Using these expertise, he determined the most precisely-constrained timing of a prehistoric extinction event, for which he won the PNAS Cozzarelli Prize.

    Ancient DNA, paleontology, zoology, sediments, evolution, paleoecology

    Teaching

    Current PhD students:

    Scarlett Zetter: "Palaeoecological reconstruction of the eastern Alps using sedimentary ancient DNA." Lead supervisor, 2019 present

     

    Invited lecturer:

    MSc course in Palaeoecology, Genetics and Human Prehistory at Stockholm University, Sweden (course organizers: Love Dalén and Anders Götherström), 2018-present

    PhD / MSc course in DNA Metabarcoding: Part 2 - Data processing and interpretation at the ForBio Research School in Systematics, Tromsø, Norway (course organizer: Galina Gusarova), 2018-present



    CV

    2019- Associate Professor (UiT - The Arctic University of Norway)

    2017-2019 Senior Researcher (Researcher II) (UiT - The Arctic University of Norway)

    2013-2016 Postdoc in Paleogenomics (University of California Santa Cruz, USA)

    2009-2013 PhD in Molecular Palaeobiology (Royal Holloway, University of London, UK)

    2009 Honorary Researcher (University of Bristol, UK)

    2007-2008 MSc in Palaeobiology (University of Bristol, UK)

    2004-2007 BSc in Biology (University of Sheffield, UK)