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Publications 2004 - 2021

Status: 09/2021

Submitted, In Review, Accepted, In Press


Allen KD, Wegener G, Sublett Jr M, Bodnar RJ, Feng X, White RH. Biogenic formation of elemental carbon by anaerobic methanotrophs and select methanogens. (under revision)


Chadwick G, Skennerton C, *Laso-Pérez R, Leu A, Speth D, Yu H, Morgan-Lang C, Hatzenpichler R, Goudeau D, Malmstrom R, Brazelton W, Woyke T, Hallam S, Tyson G, Wegener G, Boetius A, Orphan V. Unique metabolic systems differentiate syntrophic methanotrophic archaea from methanogens. Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews (submitted)


de Kluijver A, Nierop KJ, *Morganti T, Bart M, de Goeij JM, Middelburg JM. Microbial precursors and long chain fatty acids are biomarkers of boreo-Arctic demosponges. PlosOne (under review)


Krause S, Molari M, Gorb EV, Gorb SN, Kossel E, Haeckel M. The fate of plastic debris and their impact on benthic bacterial communities after two decades of deposition on deep-sea sediments. Scientific Reports (accepted)


#Morganti T, Ribes M, Moskovich R, Weisz J, Yahel G, Coma R. In situ pumping rates of 20 marine sponge species are best predicted by osculum cross-sectional area. Frontiers in Marine Science (under review)


*Morganti T, Purser A, *Rapp HT, German C, Jakuba MV, Hehemann L, Blendl J, Slaby B, Boetius A. In situ observation of sponge trails indicate common sponge locomotion in the deep central Arctic. Current Biology (under review)


Molari M, Janssen F, Vonnahme TR, Wenzhöfer F, Boetius A. Microbial communities associated with sediments and polymetallic nodules of the Peru Basin. Biogeosciences (submitted)

  Purser A, Hoge U, Lem­burg J, *Bodur Y, Schiller E, Lud­szu­weit J, Greinert J, Wen­zhöfer F. PlasPI and GlasPI Mar­ine Cam­eras: Open-source, af­ford­able cam­era sys­tems for time series mar­ine stud­ies. Hard­wareX (submitted)

*Schorn S, *Salman-Carvalho V, Littmann S, Ionescu D, Grossart HP, Cypionka H. Cell architecture of the giant sulfur bacterium Achromatium oxaliferum: extra-cytoplasmatic localization of calcium carbonate bodies. FEMS Microbiology Ecology (accepted)


Wang Y, Wegener G, Williams TA, Xie R, Hou J, Wang F, Xiao X. A methylotrophic origin of methanogenesis and early divergence of anaerobic multi-carbon alkane metabolism. Science Advances (accepted)


Wolter LA, #Wietz M, Ziesche L, Breider S, Leinberger J, Poehlein A, Daniel R, Schulz S, Brinkhoff T. Pseudooceanicola algae sp. nov., isolated from the marine macroalga Fucus spiralis, shows genomic and physiological adaptations for an algae-associated lifestyle. Systematic Applied Microbiology (in press)


Xu Y, Ji Z, Xiao W, Fang J, Wan Y, Luo M, Wen­zhöfer F, Rowden AA, Glud RN. Gly­cerol dial­kyl gly­cerol tet­raethers in sur­face sed­i­ments from three Pa­cific trenches: Dis­tri­bu­tion, source and en­vir­on­mental im­plic­a­tions. Pro­gress in Ocean­o­graphy (submitted)

Peer-reviewed Journals

2021 *Otte, JM, Laufer-Meiser, K (2021) The True Superheroes: Microorganisms Survive it All! Front. Young Minds. 9:567078. doi: 10.3389/frym.2021.567078
   Stratmann T, Soetaert K, Kersken D, van Oevelen D (2021) Polymetallic nodules are essential for food-web integrity of a prospective deep-seabed mining area in Pacific abyssal plains. Scientific Reports 11:12238.

*Fadeev E, Wietz M,  von Appen W-J, Iversen MH, Nöthig E-M, Engel A, Grosse J, Graeve M, Boetius A (2021) Submesoscale physicochemical dynamics directly shape bacterioplankton community structure in space and time. Limnology and Oceanography 9999:1-13.


Wolter LA, Mitulla M, Kalem J, Daniel R, Simon M, Wietz M (2021) CAZymes in Maribacter dokdonensis 62–1 From the Patagonian Shelf: Genomics and Physiology Compared to Related Flavobacteria and a Co-occurring Alteromonas Strain. Frontiers in Microbiology 12:628055doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.628055


Bunse C, Koch H, Breider S, Simon M, Wietz M (2021) Sweet spheres: succession and CAZyme expression of marine bacterial communities colonizing a mix of alginate and pectin particles. Environmental Microbiology. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.15536


Teske A, Wegener G, Chanton JP, White D, MacGregor B, Hoer D, de Beer D, Zhuang G, Saxton MA, Joye SB, Lizarralde D, Soule SA, *Ruff SE (2021) Microbial Communities Under Distinct Thermal and Geochemical Regimes in Axial and Off-Axis Sediments of Guaymas Basin. Frontiers in Microbiology 12:633649. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.633649


Wegener G, Gropp J, Taubner H, Halevy I, Elvert M (2021) Sulfate-dependent reversibility of intracellular reactions explains the opposing isotope effects in the anaerobic oxidation of methane. Science Advances 7(19) eabe4939. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abe4939


Arnosti C, Wietz M, Brinkhoff T, Hehemann J-H, Probandt D, Zeugner L, Amann R (2021) The Biogeochemistry of Marine Polysaccharides: Sources, Inventories, and Bacterial Drivers of the Carbohydrate Cycle. Annual Review in Marine Science 13.


*Fadeev E, Cardozo-Mino MG, *Rapp JZ, Bienhold C, *Salter I, *Salman-Carvalho V, Molari M, *Tegetmeyer HE, Buttigieg PL, Boetius A (2021) Comparison of Two 16S rRNA Primers (V3–V4 and V4–V5) for Studies of Arctic Microbial Communities. Frontiers in Microbiology 12(283). doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.637526


Cardozo-Mino MG, *Fadeev E, *Salman-Carvalho V, Boetius A (2021) Spatial Distribution of Arctic Bacterioplankton Abundance Is Linked to Distinct Water Masses and Summertime Phytoplankton Bloom Dynamics (Fram Strait, 79°N). Frontiers in Microbiology 12(1067). doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2021.658803


Hahn CJ, Lemaire ON, Kahnt J, Engilberge S, Wegener G, Wagner T (2021) Crystal structure of a key enzyme for anaerobic ethane activation. Science 373(6550):118-121. doi: 10.1126/science.abg1765


*Morganti T, Ribes M, Moskovich R, Weisz J, Yahel G, Coma R (2021) In situ pumping rate of 20 marine Demosponges is a function of osculum area. Frontiers in Marine Science 8:583188doi:10.3389/fmars.2021.583188


Gollner S, Haeckel M, Janssen F, Lefaible N, Molari M, Papadopoulou S, Reichart G, Alexandre JT, Vink A, Vanreusel A (2021) Restoration experiments in polymetallic nodule areas. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management 1-15. doi:10.1002/ieam.4541



Aromokeye DA, Kulkarni AC, Elvert M, Wegener G, Henkel S, Coffinet S, Eickhorst T, Oni OE, Richter-Heitmann T, Schnakenberg A, Taubner H, Wunder L, Yin X, Zhu Q, Hinrichs K-U, Kasten S, Friedrich MW (2020) Rates and microbial players of iron-driven anaerobic oxidation of methane in methanic marine sediments. Frontiers in Microbiology 10:3041. 10.3389/fmicb.2019.03041


Dimitrova M, Meyer R, Buttigieg PL, Georgiev T, Zhelezov G, Demirov S, Smith VS, Penev L (2020) Streamlined Conversion of Omics Metadata into Manuscript Facilitates Publishing and Reuse of Omics Data. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 4: e59041.


Haffert L , Haeckel M, de Stigter H, Janssen F (2020) Assessing the temporal scale of deep-sea mining impacts on sediment biogeochemistry, Biogeosciences 17(10):2767-2789. doi: 10.5194/bg-17-2767-2020


Hahn CJ, *Laso-Pérez R, Vulcano F,  Vaziourakis K-M, Stokke R, Steen IH,  Teske, A,  Boetius A, Liebeke L, Amann R, Knittel K,  Wegener G (2020) Candidatus Ethanoperedens, a thermophilic genus of archaea mediating the anaerobic oxidation of ethane. mBio 11:e00600-20.


*Hoffmann K, Bienhold C, Buttigieg PL, Knittel K, *Laso-Pérez R, *Rapp JZ,  Boetius A, Offre P (2020) Diversity and metabolism of Woeseiales bacteria, global members of marine sediment communities. ISME J.


Kazanidis G, Orejas C, Borja A, Kenchington E, Henry L-A, Callery O, Carreiro-Silva M, Egilsdóttir H, Giacomello E, Grehan A, Menot L, Morato T, Ragnarsson SA, Rueda JL, Stirling D, #Stratmann T, van Oevelen D, Palialexis A, Johnson D, Roberts JM (2020) Assessing the environmental status of selected North Atlantic deep-sea ecosystems. Ecological Indicators 119 (106624). doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106624.


Kiesel J, Bienhold C, Wenzhöfer F, Link H (2020) Variability in Benthic Ecosystem Functioning in Arctic Shelf and Deep-Sea Sediments: Assessments by Benthic Oxygen Uptake Rates and Environmental Drivers. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:426. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00426


Koch H,  Germscheid N, Freese HM, Noriega-Or­tega B, Lück­ing D, Ber­ger M, Qiu G, Mar­z­inelli EM, Camp­bell AH, Stein­berg PD, Over­mann J, Dittmar T, Si­mon M, #Wietz M (2020) Ge­n­omic, meta­bolic and phen­o­typic vari­ab­il­ity shapes eco­lo­gical dif­fer­en­ti­ation and in­traspe­cies in­ter­ac­tions of Alteromonas macleodii. Sci­entific Re­ports 10:809


Lund-Hansen LC, Bendtsen J, #Stratmann T, Tonboe R, Olsen SM, Markager S, Sorrell BK (2020) Will low primary production rates in the Amundsen Basin (Arctic Ocean) remain low in a future ice-free setting, and what governs this production? Journal of Marine Systems 205, 103287, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2019.103287.


Molari M, Janssen F, *Vonnahme TR, Wenzhöfer F, Boetius A (2020) The contribution of microbial communities in polymetallic nodules to the diversity of the deep-sea microbiome of the Peru Basin (4130 − 4198 m depth). Biogeosciences 17:3203-3222. doi: 10.5194/bg-17-3203-2020


Ono S, Rhim JH,  Gruen DS,  Taubner H, Kölling M, Wegener G (2020) Clumped Isotopologue Fractionation by Microbial Cultures Performing the Anaerobic 10 Oxidation of Methane. Geochim. Cosmochim Acta. 293:70-97.


#Otte JM (2020) Sharing electrons: An extraordinary friendship between bacteria. Front. Young Minds. 8:543259. doi: 10.3389/frym.2020.543259.


Stratmann T, van Oevelen D, Martínez Arbizu P, Wei C-L, Liao J-X, Cusson M, Scrosati R, Archambault P, Snelgrove PVR, Ramey-Balci P, Burd B, Kenchington E, Gilkinson K, Belley R, Soetaert K (2020) The BenBioDen database, a global database for meio-, macro- and megabenthic biomass and densities. Scientific Data 7(206). doi:10.1038/s41597-020-0551-2.


*Rossel PE, Bienhold C, Hehemann L, Dittmar T, Boetius A (2020) Molecular Composition of Dissolved Organic Matter in Sediment Porewater of the Arctic Deep-Sea Observatory HAUSGARTEN (Fram Strait). Frontiers in Marine Science 7(428). DOI=10.3389/fmars.2020.00428


de Jonge DSW, Stratmann T, Lins L, Vanreusel A, Purser A, Marcon Y, Rodrigues CF, Ravara A, Esquete P, Cunha MR, Simon-Lledó R, van Breugel P, Sweetman AK, Soetaert K, van Oevelen D. (2020) Abyssal food-web model indicates faunal carbon flow recovery and impaired microbial loop 26 years after a sediment disturbance experiment. Progress in Oceanography 189(102446). doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102446


*Vonnahme TR, Molari M, Janssen F, Wenzhöfer F, Haeckel M, Titschack T, Boetius A (2020) Effects of a deep-sea mining experiment on seafloor microbial communities and functions after 26 years. Science Advances 6(18) eaaz5922. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaz5922


Wang Y, Wegener G, Ruff SE, Wang F (2020) Methyl/alkyl-coenzyme M reductase-based anaerobic alkane oxidation in archaea. Environmental Microbiologyhttps://


White RH, Allen KD, We­gener G (2019) Iden­ti­fic­a­tion of a Redox Act­ive Thioquinox­alinol Sulfate Com­pound Pro­duced by an An­aer­obic Meth­ane-Ox­id­iz­ing Mi­cro­bial Con­sor­tium, ACS omega 4(27) 22613-22622.


Wu W, Meador TB, Könneke M, Elvert M, Wegener G, Hinrichs KU (2020) Substrate‐dependent incorporation of carbon and hydrogen for lipid biosynthesis by Methanosarcina barkeri. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 12(5):555-567.



Ansorge R, Romano S, Sayavedra L, González Porras M, Kupczok A, #Tegetmeyer HE, Petersen J, Dubilier N (2019) Functional diversity enables multiple symbiont strains to coexist in deep-sea mussels. Nature Microbiology 4:2487–2497. doi:10.1038/s41564-019-0572-9.


*Morganti TM, Ribes M, Yahel G, Coma R (2019) Size Is the Major Determinant of Pumping Rates in Marine Sponges. Frontiers in Physiology 10:1474. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2019.01474


Assié A, Leisch N, Meier D, Gruber-Vodicka H, #Te­get­meyer HE, Meyerdierks A, Kleiner M, Hinzke T, Joye S, Saxton M, Dubilier N, Petersen J (2019) Horizontal acquisition of a patchwork Calvin cycle by symbiotic and free-living Campylobacterota (formerly Epsilonproteobacteria).ISME Journal 14:104–122. doi:10.1038/​s41396-019-0508-7


Bax NJ, Miloslavich P, Muller-Karger FE, Allain V, Appeltans W, Batten SD, Benedetti-Cecchi L, Buttigieg PL et al (2019) A response to scientific and societal needs for marine biological observations. Frontiers in Marine Science 6(395)

  Boetius A (2019) Global change microbiology - big questions about small life for our future. Nature Reviews Microbiology 17:331-332 doi:10.1038/s41579-019-0197-2

Braeckman U, Pasotti F, Vázquez S, Zacher K, *Hoffmann R, Elvert M, Marchant H, Buckner C, Quartino ML, MacCormack W, Soetaert K, Wenzhöfer F, Vanreusel A (2019) Degradation pathways of macroalgal detritus in shallow coastal Antarctic sediments. Limnology and Oceanography 64:1423-1441. doi:10.1002/lno.11125


Brown P, RELISH Consortium (Molari M), Zhou Y (2019) Large expert-curated database for benchmarking document similarity detection in biomedical literature search. Database baz085.


Buck JJ, Bainbridge SJ, Burger EF, Kraberg A, Casari M, Darroch L, Del Rio J, Metfies K, Delory E, Fischer PF, Gardner T, Heffernan R, Jirka S, Kokkinaki A, Loebl M, Buttigieg PL et al (2019) Ocean data product integration through innovation-The next level of data interoperability. Frontiers in Marine Science 6:1-19.


Canonico G, Buttigieg PL, Montes E, Stepien CA, Wright D, Benson A et al. (2019) Global Observational Needs and Resources for Marine Biodiversity. Frontiers in Marine Science 6(367).


Cavicchioli, R, Ripple WJ, Timmis KN, Azam F, Bakken LR, Baylis M, Behrenfeld MJ, Boetius A et al (2019) Scientists’ warning to humanity: microorganisms and climate change. Nature Reviews Microbiology 17:569-586. doi:10.1038/s41579-019-0222-5


Hardisty AR, Michener WK, Agosti D, García EA, Bastin L, Belbin L, Bowserg A, Buttigieg PL et al (2019) The Bari Manifesto: An interoperability framework for essential biodiversity variables. Ecological informatics 49:22-31.


*Hoffmann R, Al-Handal AY, Wulff A, Deregibus D, Zacher K, Quartino ML, Wenzhöfer F, Braeckmann U (2019) Implications of glacial melt-related process on the potential primary production of a microphytobenthic community in Potter Cove (Antarctica). Frontiers in Marine Science 6:655.


Koch H, Dürwald A, Schweder T, Noriega-Ortega B, Vidal-Melgosa S, Hehemann JH, Dittmar T, Freese HM, Becher D, Simon M, #Wietz M (2019) Biphasic cellular adaptations and ecological implications of Alteromonas macleodii degrading a mixture of algal polysaccharides. The ISME Journal 13:92–103. doi:10.1038/s41396-018-0252-4


Koch H, Freese HM, Hahnke RL, Simon M, #Wietz M (2019) Adaptations of Alteromonas sp. 76-1 to polysaccharide degradation: A CAZyme plasmid for ulvan degradation and two alginolytic systems. Frontiers in Microbiology 10:504. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2019.00504

  Krumpen T, Belter HJ, Boetius A, Damm E, Haas C, Hendricks S, Nicolaus M, Nöthig E-M, Paul S, Peeken I, Ricker R, Stein R (2019) Arctic warming interrupts the Transpolar Drift and affects long-range transport of sea ice and ice-rafted matter. Scientific Reports 9(1):5459. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-41456-y
  Laso-Pérez R, Hahn C, van Vliet DM, *Tegetmeyer H, Schubotz F, Smit NT, Pape T, Sahling H, Bohrmann G, Boetius A, Knittel K, Wegener G (2019) Anaerobic degradation of non-methane alkanes by "Candidatus Methanolaparia" in hydrocarbon seeps of the Gulf of Mexico. mBio 10(4):e01814-19. doi:10.1128/mBio.01814-19

Levin LA, Bett BJ, Gates AR, Heimbach P, Howe BM, Janssen F, et al (2019) Global Observing Needs in the Deep Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6: 241, doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00241

  Mevenkamp L, Guilini K, Boetius A, Grave JD, Laforce B, Vandenberghe D, Vincze L, Vanreusel A (2019) Responses of an abyssal meiobenthic community to short-term burial with crushed nodule particles in the south-east Pacific. Biogeosciences 16(11):2329-2341. doi:10.5194/bg-16-2329-2019

Molari M, Guilini K, Lins L, Ramette A, Vanreusel A (2019) CO2 leakage can cause loss of benthic biodiversity in submarine sands. Marine environmental research 144:213-229.


#Otte JM, Blackwell N, Ruser R, Kappler A, Kleindienst S, Schmidt C (2019) N2O formation by nitrite-induced (chemo)denitrification in coastal marine sediment. Scientific Reports 9:10691. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-47172-x


Pearlman JS, Bushnell M, Coppola L, Buttigieg PL et al (2019) Evolving and sustaining ocean best practices and standards for the next decade. Frontiers in Marine Science 6(277).

  Purser A, Herr H, Dreutter S, Dorschel B, Glud RN, Hehemann L, Hoge U, Jamieson AJ, Linley TD, Stewart HA, Wenzhöfer F (2019) Depression chains in seafloor of contrasting morphology, Atacama Trench margin. A comment on Marsh et al. (2018). Royal Society Open Science 6:182053 doi:10.1098/rsos.182053

Reintjes G, *Tegetmeyer HE, Bürgisser M, Orlic S, Tews I, Zubkov M, Voß D, Zielinski O, Quast C, Glöckner FO, Amann R, Ferdelman TG, Fuchs BM (2019) On-site analysis of the bacterial communities of the Ultraoligotrophic South Pacific Gyre. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 85(14):e00184-19.  doi:1128/AEM.00184-19

  *Ruff SE, *Felden J, Gruber-Vodicka HR, *Marcon Y, Knittel K,*Ramette A, Boetius A (2019) In situ development of a methanotrophic microbiome in deep-sea sediments. The ISME Journal 13:197–213 doi:10.1038/s41396-018-0263-1

Rybakova E, Kremenetskaia A, Vedenin A, Boetius A, Gebruk A (2019) Deep-sea megabenthos communities of the Eurasian Central Arctic are influenced by ice-cover and sea-ice algal falls. PloS one 14(7) e02110092019. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0211009


Sweetman AK, Smith CR, Shulse CN, Maillot B, Lindh M, Church MJ, Meyer KS, van Oevelen D, #Stratmann T, Gooday AJ (2019) Key role of bacteria in the short-term cycling of carbon at the abyssal seafloor in a low particulate organic carbon flux region of the eastern Pacific Ocean. Limnology and Oceanography 64:694-713.


Stratmann T, Soetaert K, Wei C-L, Lin Y-S, van Oevelen D (2019) The SCOC database, a large, open, and global database with sediment community oxygen consumption rates. Scientific Data 6: 242.

  Varliero G, Bienhold C, Schmid F, Boetius A, Molari M (2019) Microbial diversity and connectivity in deep-sea sediments of the South Atlantic Polar Front. Frontiers in Microbiology 10:665. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2019.00665
  Wang Y, Wegener G, Hou J, Wang F, Xiao X (2019) Expanding anaerobic alkane metabolism in the domain of Archaea. Na­tu­re Mi­cro­bio­lo­gy 4:595-602 doi:10.1038/​s41564-019-0364-2
  #Wietz M, Lau SC, Harder T (2019) Editorial: Socio-Ecology of Microbes in a Changing Ocean. Frontiers in Marine Science 6:190. doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00190
  Yang T, Teske A, Ambrose W, #Salman-Carvalho V, Bagnell R, Nielsen LP (2019) Intracellular calcite and sulfur dynamics of Achromatiumcells observed in a lab-based enrichment and aerobic incubation experiment. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 112(2):263-274. doi:10.1007/s10482-018-1153-2

Vedenin A, Gusky M, Gebruk A, Kremenetskaia A, Rybakova E, Boetius A (2018) Spatial distribution of benthic macrofauna in the Central Arctic Ocean. PLOS ONE 13(10) e0200121. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0200121.



Braeckman U, Janssen F, Lavik G, Elvert M, Marchant H, Buckner C, Bienhold C, Wenzhöfer F (2018) Carbon and nitrogen turnover in the Arctic deep sea: in situ benthic community response to diatom and coccolithophorid phytodetritus. Biogeosciences 15(21):6537-6557. doi:10.5194/bg-15-6537-2018


Bryce C, Blackwell N, Schmidt C, #Otte J, Huang Y, Kleindienst S, Tomaszewski E, Schad M, Warter V, Peng C, Byrne JM, Kappler A (2018) Microbial anaerobic Fe(II) oxidation – ecology, mechanisms and environmental implications. Environmental Microbiology 20(10):3462-3483. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14328

  Boetius A, Haeckel M (2018) Mind the seafloor. Science 359:34-36. doi:10.1126/science.aap7301
  Buttigieg PL, Fadeev E, Bienhold C, Hehemann L, *Offre P, Boetius A (2018) Marine microbes in 4D – using time series observation to assess the dynamics of the ocean microbiome and its links to ocean health. Current Opinion in Microbiology 43:169–185. doi:10.1016/j.mib.2018.01.015
  Chafee M, Fernàndez-Guerra A, Buttigieg PL, Gerdts G, Eren AM, Teeling H, Amann RI (2018) Recurrent patterns of microdiversity in a temperate coastal marine environment. The ISME Journal 12:237–252. doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.165
  Fadeev E, Salter I, Schourup-Kristensen V, Nöthig E-M, Metfies K, Engel A, Piontek J, Boetius A, Bienhold C (2018) Microbial communities in the east and west Fram Strait during sea ice melting season. Frontiers in Marine Science 5:429. doi:10.3389/fmars.2018.00429
  Hoffmann R, Braeckman U, Hasemann C, Wenzhöfer F (2018) Deep-sea benthic communities and oxygen fluxes in the Arctic Fram Strait controlled by sea-ice cover and water depth. Biogeosciences 15:4849-4869 doi:10.5194/bg-2017-537
  *Hoffmann R, Pasotti F, Vazquez S, Lefaible N, Torstensson A, MacCormack W, Wenzhöfer F, Braeckman U (2018) Spatial variability of biogeochemistry in shallow coastal benthic communities of Potter Cove (Antarctica) and the impact of a melting glacier. PLoS ONE 13(12):e0207917. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0207917
  *Krukenberg V, Riedel D,Gruber-Vodicka HR, Buttigieg PL, Tegetmeyer HE, Boetius A, Wegener G (2018) Gene expression and ultrastructure of meso- and thermophilic methanotrophic consortia. Environmental Microbiology 20(5):1651-1666.  doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14077
  Laso-Pérez R, *Krukenberg V, Musat F, Wegener G (2018) Establishing anaerobic hydrocarbon-degrading enrichment cultures under strictly anoxic conditions. Nature Protocols 13(6):1310-1330. doi:10.1038/nprot.2018.030
  Luo M, Glud RN, Pan B, Wenzhöfer F,  Xu Y, Lin G, Chen D (2018) Benthic carbon mineralization in hadal trenches: Insights from in-situ determination of benthic oxygen consumption. Geophysical Research Letters 45:2752-2760. doi:10.1002/2017GL076232
  Marchant HK, Tegetmeyer HE, Ahmerkamp S, Holtappels M, Lavik G, Graf J, Schreiber F, Mussmann M, Strous M, Kuypers MMM (2018) Metabolic specialization of denitrifiers in permeable sediments controls N2O emissions. Environmental Microbiology 20(12):4486-4502. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14385
  Martijn J, Vosseberg J, Guy L, *Offre P, Ettema TJG (2018) Deep mitochondrial origin outside the sampled alphaproteobacteria. Nature 557:101–105. doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0059-5

Molari M, Guilini K., Lott C., Weber M., de Beer D., Meyer S., *Ramette A, Wegener G, Wenzhöfer F, Martin D, Cibic T, De Vittor C, Vanreusel A, Boetius A (2018) CO2 leakage alters biogeochemical and ecological functions of submarine sands. Science Advances 4(2):eaao2040. doi:1126/​sci­adv.aao2040


#Otte JM, Soos V, Rughöft S, Maisch M, Kappler K, Kleindienst S, Schmidt C (2018) Sterilization impacts on marine sediment - Are we able to inactivate microorganisms in environmental samples? FEMS Microbial Ecology 94(12):fiy189. doi:10.1093/femsec/fiy189


#Pala C, #Molari M, Nizzoli D, Bartoli M, Viaroli P, Manini E (2018) Environmental drivers controlling bacterial and archaeal abundance in the sediments of a Mediterranean lagoon ecosystem. Current Microbiology 75:1147–1155. doi:10.1007/s00284-018-1503-3


Rapp JZ, *Fernandez-Mendez M, Bienhold C, Boetius A (2018) Effects of ice-algal aggregate export on the connectivity of bacterial communities in the central Arctic Ocean. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:1035. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.01035


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Thessen A. E., Bunker D. E., Buttigieg P. L., Cooper L. D., Dahdul W. S., Domisch S., Franz N.M., Jaiswal P., Lawrence-Dill C. J., Midford P. E., Mungall C. J., Ramírez M. J., Specht C. D., Vogt L., Vos R. A., Walls R. L., White J. W., Zhang G., Deans A. R., Huala E., Lewis S. E., Mabee P. M. (2015) Emerging semantics to link phenotypes and environment. PeerJ 3: e1470. doi:10.7717/peerj.1470.

  Wegener G., Krukenberg V., Riedel D., Tegetmeyer H.E., Boetius A. (2015) Intercellular wiring enables electron transfer between methanotrophic archaea and bacteria. Nature 526(7574): 587-590. doi:10.1038/nature15733.


2014 Allen K.D., Wegener G., White R.H. (2014) Discovery of multiple modified F430 coenzymes in methanogens and anaerobic methanotrophic Archaea suggests possible new roles for F430 in nature. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 80(20): 6403-6412. doi:10.1128/AEM.02202-14.
  Al-Najjar M.A.A., Ramette A.*, Kühl M., Hamza W., Klatt J.M. and Polerecky L. (2014) Spatial patterns and links between microbial community composition and function in cyanobacterial mats. Front. Microbiol. 5: 406. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2014.00406.
  Buttigieg, P.L., Ramette, A. (2014) A guide to statistical analysis in microbial ecology: a community-focused, living review of multivariate data analyses. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 90: 543–550. doi: 10.1111/1574-6941.12437.
  *Felden J., Ruff S.E., Ertefai T., Inagaki F., Hinrichs K.-U., Wenzhöfer F. (2014) Anaerobic methanotrophic community of a 5346 m-deep vesicomyid clam colony in the Japan Trench. Geobiology, 12: 183-199. doi:10.1111/gbi.12078.
  Fernández-Méndez M., Wenzhöfer F., Peeken I., Sorensen H.L., Glud R.N., Boetius A. (2014) Composition, buoyancy regulation and fate of ice algal aggregates in the Central Arctic Ocean. PLoS ONE 9(9): e107452. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0107452.
  Feseker T., Boetius A., Wenzhöfer F., Blandin J., Olu K., Yoerger D.R., Camilli R., German C.R., de Beer D. (2014) Eruption of a deep-sea mud volcano triggers rapid sediment movement. 5: 5385. doi: 10.1038/ncomms6385.
  Katayama T., Wilkinson M.D., Aoki-Kinoshita K.F., Kawashima S., Yamamoto Y., Yamaguchi A., Okamoto S., Kawano S., Kim J.-D., Wang Y., Wu H., Kano Y., Ono H., Bono H., Kocbek S., Aerts J., Akune Y., Antezana E., Arakawa K., Aranda B., Baran J., Bolleman J., Bonnal R.J.P., Buttigieg P.L., Campbell M.P., Chen Y., Chiba H., Cock P.J.A., Cohen K.B., Constantin A. et al. (2014) BioHackathon series in 2011 and 2012: penetration of ontology and linked data in life science domains. J Biomed Semant. 5:5. doi:10.1186/2041-1480-5-5.
  Koop-Jakobsen K., Wenzhöfer F. (2014) The Dynamics of Plant-Mediated Sediment Oxygenation in Spartina anglica Rhizospheres - a Planar Optode Study. Estuaries and Coasts. 38(3): 951-963. doi:10.1007/s12237-014-9861-y.
  Ramette A., Buttigieg P.L. (2014) The R package otu2ot for implementing the entropy decomposition of nucleotide variation in sequence data. Front. Microbiol. 5:601. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2014.00601.
  Römer M., Sahling H., Pape T., dos Santos Ferreira C., Wenzhöfer F., Boetius A., Bohrmann G. (2014) Methane fluxes and carbonate deposits at a cold seep area of the Central Nile Deep Sea Fan, Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Marine Geology 347: 27-42. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2013.10.011
  Ruff S. E., Probandt D., Zinkann A.-C., Iversen M., Klaas C., Würzberg L., Rödiger-Krombholz N., Wolf-Gladrow D., Amann R., Knittel K. (2014) Indications for algae-degrading benthic microbial communities in the deep-sea sediments along the Antarctic Polar Front. Deep-Sea Research Part II, 108: 6-16. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.05.011.
  Turnewisch R., Falahat S., Stehlikova J., Oguri K., Glud R.N., Middelboe M., Kitazato H., Wenzhöfer F., Ando K., Fujio S., Yanagimoto D. (2014) Recent sediment dynamics in hadal trenches: evidence for the influence of higher frequency (tidal, near-inertial) fluid dynamics. Deep Sea Research I 90: 125–138. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2014.05.005.
  Walls R.L., Deck J., Guralnick R., Baskauf S., Beaman R., Blum S., Bowers S., Buttigieg P.L., Davies N., Endresen D., Gandolfo M.A., Hanner R., Janning A., Krishtalka L., Matsunaga A., Midford P., Morrison N., Tuama É.Ó., Schildhauer M., Smith B., Stucky B.J., Thomer A., Wieczorek J., Whitacre J., Wooley J. (2014) Semantics in Support of Biodiversity Knowledge Discovery: An Introduction to the Biological Collections Ontology and Related Ontologies. PLoS ONE 9(3): e89606. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089606.
  Walls R.L., Guralnick R., Deck J., Buntzman A., Buttigieg P.L., Davies N., Denslow M.W., Gallery R.E., Parnell J., Osumi-Sutherland D., Robbins R.J., Rocca-Serra P., Wieczorek J., and Zheng J. (2014) Meeting report: advancing practical applications of biodiversity ontologies. Stand. Genomic Sci. 9:17doi:10.1186/1944-3277-9-17
  Wörmer L., Elvert M., Fuchser J., Lipp J.S., Buttigieg P.L., Zabel M. and Hinrichs K.-U. (2014) Ultra-high-resolution paleoenvironmental records via direct laser-based analysis of lipid biomarkers in sediment core samples. Proc Natl Acad Sci. 111: 15669-15674. doi:10.1073/pnas.1405237111
  Yoshinaga M.Y., Holler T., Goldhammer T., Wegener G., Pohlman J.P., Brunner B., Kuypers M.M.M., Hinrichs K.-U., Elvert M. (2014) Carbon isotope equilibration during sulphate-limited anaerobic oxidation of methane. Nature Geoscience 7:190-194. doi:10.1038/ngeo2069.
  Zimmermann J., Lott C., Weber M., Ramette A., Bright M., Dubilier N., Petersen J.M. (2014) Dual symbiosis with co-occurring sulfur-oxidizing symbionts in vestimentiferan tubeworms from a Mediterranean hydrothermal vent. Environmental Microbiology. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12427.
  Zinger* L., Boetius A., Ramette A. (2014) Bacterial taxa-area and distance-decay relationships in marine environments. Molecular Ecology 23(4): 954-964. doi:10.1111/mec.12640.


2013 Bayon G., Dupré S., Ponzevera E., Etoubleau J., Cheron S., Pierre C., Mascle J., Boetius A., de Lange G. (2013) Formation of carbonate chimneys in the Mediterranean Sea linked to deep-water oxygen depletion. Nature Geoscience 6:755-760. doi:10.1038/ngeo1888.
  Bienhold, C., *Pop Ristova, P., Wenzhöfer, F., Dittmar, T., Boetius, A. (2013) How Deep-Sea Wood Falls Sustain Chemosynthetic Life. PLoS One 81: e53590. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053590
  Boetius, A., S. Albrecht, K. Bakker, C. Bienhold, *J. Felden, M. Fernández-Méndez, S. Hendricks, C. Katlein, C. Lalande, T. Krumpen, M. Nicolaus, I. Peeken, B. Rabe, A. Rogacheva, E. Rybakova, R. Somavilla, F. Wenzhöfer and the RV Polarstern ARK27-3-Shipboard Science Party (2013) Export of algal biomass from the melting Arctic sea ice. Science 339( 6126): 1430-1432. doi:10.1126/science.1231346.
  Boetius A, Wenzhöfer F (2013) Seafloor oxygen consumption fuelled by methane from cold seeps. Nature Geoscience 6(9): 725-734. doi:10.1038/ngeo1926.
  Buttigieg, P. L., Hankeln, W., Kostadinov, I., Kottmann, R., Yilmaz, P., Duhaime, M. B., Glöckner, F. O. (2013) Ecogenomic Perspectives on Domains of Unknown Function: Correlation-Based Exploration of Marine Metagenomes. (I. Friedberg, Ed.)PLoS ONE, 8(3): e50869. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050869.
  Buttigieg P.L., N. Morrison, B. Smith, C.J. Mungall, S.E. Lewis and the ENVO Consortium (2013) The environment ontology: contextualising biological and biomedical entities. Journal of Biomedical Semantics 4(1): 43. doi:10.1186/2041-1480-4-43.
  Chennu, A., Färber, P., Volkenborn, N., Al-Najjar, M. A. A., Janssen, F., de Beer, D., Polerecky, L. (2013) Hyperspectral imaging of the microscale distribution and dynamics of microphytobenthos in intertidal sediments. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 11: 511-528 doi:10.4319/lom.2013.11.511.
  Cherkasheva A, Bracher A, Melsheimer C, Köberle C, Gerdes R, Nöthig E-M, Bauerfeind E, Boetius A (2013) Influence of the physical environment on polar phytopklankton blooms: a case study in the Fram Strait. Journal of Marine Systems 132: 196-207. doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2013.11.008.
  de Beer D., M. Haeckel, J. Neumann, G. Wegener, F. Inagaki, A. Boetius (2013) Saturated CO2 inhibits microbial processes in CO2-vented deep-sea sediments. Biogeosciences 10:5639–5649.
  Deck, J., K. Barker, R. Beaman, P.L. Buttigieg, G. Dröge, R. Guralnick, C. Miller, E. Tuaman, Z. Murrell, C. Parr, B. Robbins, D. Schigel, B. Stucky, R. Walls, J. Wieczorek, N. Morrison, J. Wooley (2013) Clarifying Concepts and Terms in Biodiversity Informatics. Standards in Genomic Sciences 8(2), 352–359. doi:10.4056/sigs.3907833.
  *Felden, J., A. Lichtschlag, F. Wenzhöfer, D. de Beer, T. Feseker, P. Pop Ristova*, G. de Lange, A. Boetius (2013) Limitations of microbial hydrocarbon degradation at the Amon Mud Volcano (Nile Deep Sea Fan). Biogeosciences 10:3269–3283.
  Friedrich, J., F. Janssen, D. Aleynik, H.W. Bange, N. Boltacheva, M.N. Çağatay, A.W. Dale, G. Etiope, Z. Erdem, M. Geraga, A. Gilli, M.T. Gomoiu, P.O.J. Hall, D. Hansson, Y. He, M. Holtappels, M.K. Kirf, M. Kononets, S. Konovalov, A. Lichtschlag, D.M. Livingstone, G. Marinaro, S. Mazlumyan, S. Naeher, R.P. North, G. Papatheodorou, O. Pfannkuche, R. Prien, G. Rehder, C.J. Schubert, T. Soltwedel, S. Sommer, H. Stahl, E.V. Stanev, A. Teaca, A. Tengberg, C. Waldmann, B. Wehrli, F. Wenzhöfer (2013) Investigating hypoxia in aquatic environments: diverse approaches to addressing a complex phenomenon. Biogeosciences Discussions 10, 12655-12772. doi:10.5194/bgd-10-12655-2013.
  Glud RN, Wenzhöfer F, Middelboe M, Oguri K Turnewitsch R, Canfield DE, Kitazato H (2013) High rates of benthic microbial activity at 10.900 meters depth: Results from the Challenger Deep (Mariana Trench). Nature Geoscience 6:284. doi:10.1038/NGEO1773.
  Gobet A, Boetius A, Ramette A (2013) Ecological coherence of diversity patterns derived from classical fingerprinting and Next Generation Sequencing techniques. Environmental microbiology 16(9): 2672-2681. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12308.
  Holtappels M, Glud RN, Donis D, Liu B, Hume A, Wenzhöfer F, Kuypers M (2013) Effects of transient bottom water currents and oxygen concentrations on benthic exchange rates as assessed by eddy correlation measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans 118: 1–13. doi:10.1002/jgrc.20112.
  Jacob M, Soltwedel T, Boetius A, Ramette A (2013) Biogeography of Deep-Sea Benthic Bacteria at Regional Scale (LTER HAUSGARTEN, Fram Strait, Arctic). PLoS ONE 8(9): e72779. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072779.
  Meyer S, Wegener G, Lloyd KG, Teske A, Boetius A, Ramette A (2013) Microbial habitat connectivity across spatial scales and hydrothermal temperature gradients at Guaymas Basin. Front. Microbiol. 4: 207. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2013.00207.
  Niemann H, Linke P, Knittel K, MacPherson E, Boetius A, Brückmann W, Larvik G, Wallmann K, Schacht U, Omoregie E, Hilton D, Brown K, Rehder G (2013) Methane-carbon flow into the benthic food web at cold seeps - a case study from the Costa Rica subduction zone. PLOS One, 8(11): e74894. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074894.
  Ruff, S.E., Arnds, J., Knittel, K., Amann, R.I., Wegener, G., Ramette, A., Boetius, A. (2013) Microbial communities of deep sea methane seeps at Hikurangi continental margin (New Zealand), PlosOne, 8(9) e72627. doi:10.1371/joournal.pone.0072627
  Schöttner, S., F. Hoffmann, P. Cárdenas, H.T. Rapp, A. Boetius, A. Ramette (2013) Relationships between host phylogeny, host type and bacterial community diversity in cold-water coral reef sponges. PLoS One, 8(2): e55505. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055505.
  Soltwedel, T., Schauer, U., Boebel, O., Nöthig, E.-M., Bracher, A., Metfies, K., Schewe, I., Klages, M., Boetius, A. (2013) FRAM Frontiers in Arctic marine Monitoring: Permanent Observations in a Gateway to the Arctic Ocean. In: OCEANS-Bergen, 2013 MTS/IEEE (pp. 1-7). IEEE.
  Stanev, E., Y. He, S. Grayek, A. Boetius (2013) Oxygen dynamics in the Black Sea as seen by Argo profiling floats. Geophysical Research Letters 40: 1-6. doi:10.1002/grl.50606.
  Xie, S., Lipp, J.S., Wegener, G., Ferdelman, T., Hinrichs, K.-U. (2013) Turnover of microbial lipids in the deep biosphere and growth of benthic archaeal populations. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sc. USA, 110(15): 6010-6014. doi:10.1073/pnas.1218569110.


2012 Abed, R.M.M., A. Ramette, V. Hübner, P. De Deckker, D. de Beer (2012) Microbial diversity of eolian dust sources from saline lake sediments and biological soil crusts in arid Southern Australia. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 80: 294-304. doi:10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01289.x.
  Amend, A.S., T.A. Oliver, L.A. Amaral-Zettler, A. Boetius, J.A. Fuhrman, M.C. Horner-Devine, S.M. Huse, D.B.M. Welch, A.C. Martiny, A. Ramette, L. Zinger*, M.L. Sogin, J.B.H. Martiny (2012) Macroecological patterns of marine bacteria on a global scale. Journal of Biogeography 40(4): 800-811. doi:10.1111/jbi.12034.
  Bauermeister, J., A. Ramette, S. Dattagupta (2012) Repeatedly evolved host-specific ectosymbioses between sulfur-oxidizing bacteria and amphipods living in a cave ecosystem. PLoS One 7(11): e50254. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050254
  Biddle, J.F., Z. Cardman, H. Mendlovitz, D.B. Albert, K.G. Lloyd, A. Boetius, A. Teske (2012) Anaerobic oxidation of methane at different temperature regimes in Guaymas Basin hydrothermal sediments. The ISME Journal 6, 1018-1031. doi:10.1038/ismej.2011.164
  Bienhold C, Boetius A, Ramette A (2012) The energy-diversity relationship of complex bacterial communities in Arctic deep-sea sediments. The ISME Journal 6:724-732. doi:10.1038/ismej.2011.140
  Borda E, Kudenov JD, Bienhold C, Rouse G (2012) Towards a revised Amphinomidae (Annelida, Amphinomida): description and affinities of a new genus and species from the Nile Deep-sea Fan, Mediterranean Sea. Zoologica Scripta 41(3): 307-325. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2012.00529.x
  Chipman, L., M. Huettel, P. Berg, V. Meyer, I. Klimant, R.N. Glud, F. Wenzhoefer (2012) Oxygen optodes as fast sensors for eddy correlation measurements in aquatic systems. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 10, 304-316. doi:10.4319/lom.2012.10.304
  Decker, C., M. Morineaux, S. Van Gaever, J.-C. Caprais, A. Lichtschlag*, O. Gauthier, A.C. Andersen, K. Olu (2012) Habitat heterogeneity influences cold-seep macrofaunal communities within and among seeps along the Norwegian margin. Part 1: macrofaunal community structure. Marine Ecology 33, 205-230. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0485.2011.00503.x
  Fischer JP, Koop-Jakobsen K (2012) The Multi Fiber Optode (MuFO): A novel system for simultaneous analysis of multiple fiber optic oxygen sensors. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, 168: 354-359. doi:10.1016/j.snb.2012.04.034
  Gobet, A.*, S.I. Böer*, S.M. Huse, J.E.E. van Beusekom, C. Quince, M.L. Sogin, A. Boetius, A. Ramette (2012) Diversity and dynamics of rare and of resident bacterial populations in coastal sands. The ISME Journal 6, 542-553. doi:10.1038/ismej.2011.132
  Grünke, S., A. Lichtschlag, D. de Beer, J. Felden*, V. Salman#, A. Ramette, H.N. Schulz-Vogt, A. Boetius (2012) Mats of psychrophilic thiotrophic bacteria associated with cold seeps of the Barents Sea. Biogeosciences 9, 2947-2960. doi:10.5194/bg-9-2947-2012
  Holler T, Wegener G, Niemann H, Deusner C, Ferdelman TG, Boetius A, Brunner B, Widdel F (2012) Carbon and sulfur back flux during anaerobic microbial oxidation of methane and coupled sulfate reduction. PNAS 109(51): 21170-21173. doi:10.1073/pnas.1218683109
  Ionescu, D., C. Siebert, L. Polerecky, Y.Y. Munwes, C. Lott, S. Häusler, M. Bižić-Ionescu, C. Quast, J. Peplies, F.O. Glöckner, A. Ramette, T. Rödiger, T. Dittmar, A. Oren, S. Geyer, H.-J. Stärk, M. Sauter, T. Licha, J.B. Laronne, D. de Beer (2012) Microbial and chemical characterization of underwater fresh water springs in the Dead Sea. PLoS One 7: e38319. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0038319
  Kellermann, M.Y., G. Wegener, M. Elvert, M.Y. Yoshinaga, Y.-S. Lin, T. Holler, X. Prieto Mollar, K. Knittel, K.-U. Hinrichs (2012) Autotrophy as predominant mode of carbon fixation in anaerobic methane-oxidizing communities. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 109(47): 19321-19326 doi:10.1073/pnas.1208795109.
  Kleindienst, S., A. Ramette, R. Amann, K. Knittel (2012) Distribution and in situ abundance of sulfate-reducing bacteria in diverse marine hydrocarbon seep sediments. Environmental Microbiology 14, 2689-2710. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02832.x
  Milucka, J., T.G Ferdelman, L. Polerecky, D. Franzke, G. Wegener, M. Schmid, I. Lieberwirth, M. Wagner, F. Widdel, M.M.M. Kuypers (2012) Zero-valent sulphur is a key intermediate in marine methane oxidation. Nature 491(7425): 541-546. doi:10.1038/nature11656.
  Nguyen, M.T., V. Brüchert, M. Formolo, G. Wegener, L. Ginters, B.B Jørgensen, T.G. Ferdelmann (2012) The impact of sediment and carbon fluxes on the biogeochemistry of methane and sulfur in littoral Baltic Sea sediments (Himmerfjärden, Sweden). Estuaries and Coasts 36(1): 98-115. doi:10.1007/s12237-012-9557-0.
  *Pop Ristova, P., F. Wenzhöfer, A. Ramette, M. Zabel, D. Fischer, S. Kasten, A. Boetius (2012) Bacterial diversity and biogeochemistry of different chemosynthetic habitats of the REGAB cold seep (West African margin, 3160 m water depth). Biogeosciences 9, 5031-5048. doi:10.5194/bg-9-5031-2012
  Sawall, Y., C. Richter, A. Ramette (2012) Effects of eutrophication, seasonality and macrofouling on the diversity of bacterial biofilms in Equatorial coral reefs. PLoS One 7: e39951. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0039951
  Schöttner S, Wild C, Hoffmann F, Boetius A, Ramette A (2012) Spatial Scales of Bacterial Diversity in Cold-Water Coral Reef Ecosystems. PLoS ONE 7(3): e32093. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032093
  Wegener G, Bausch M, Holler T, Thang NM, Mollar XM, Kellermann MY, Hinrichs K-U, Boetius A (2012) Assessing sub-seafloor microbial activity by combined stable isotope probing with deuterated water and 13C-bicarbonate. Environmental Microbiology 14(6): 1517-1527. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02739.x
  Yanagawa, K., Y. Morono, D. de Beer, M. Haeckel, M. Sunamura, T. Futagami, T. Hoshino, T. Terada, K. Nakamura, T. Urabe, G. Rehder, A. Boetius, F. Inagaki (2012) Metabolically active microbial communities in marine sediment under high-CO2 and low-pH extremes. The ISME Journal 7(3): 555-567. doi:10.1038/ismej.2012.124.


2011 Beck, M., T. Riedel, J. Graue, J. Köster, N. Kowalski, C.S. Wu, G. Wegener, Y. Lipsewers, H. Freund, M.E. Böttcher, H.-J. Brumsack, H. Cypionka, J. Rullkötter, B. Engelen (2011) Imprint of past and present environmental conditions on microbiology and biogeochemistry of coastal Quaternary sediments. Biogeosciences 8, 55–68. doi:10.5194/bg-8-55-2011
  Böggemann, M., C. Bienhold, S.M. Gaudron (2011) A new species of Glyceridae (Annelida: "Polychaeta") recovered from organic substrate experiments at cold seeps in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Marine Biodiversity 42(1): 47-54. doi:10.1007/s12526-011-0091-2.
  Bru, D., A. Ramette, N.P.A. Saby, S. Dequiedt, L. Ranjard, C. Jolivet, D. Arrouays, L. Philippot (2011) Determinants of the distribution of nitrogen-cycling microbial communities at the landscape scale. ISME Journal 5, 532-542. doi:10.1038/ismej.2010.130
  Decker, C., M. Morineaux, S. van Gaever, J.-C. Caprais, A. Lichtschlag#, O. Gauthier, A.C. Andersen, K. Olu (2011) Habitat heterogeneity influences cold-seep macrofaunal communities within and among seeps along the Norwegian margin. Part 1: macrofaunal community structure. Marine Ecology 33(2): 205-230. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0485.2011.00503.x
  Duperron, S., H. Guezi, S.M. Gaudron, P. Pop Ristova, F. Wenzhöfer, A. Boetius (2011) Relative abundances of methane- and sulphur-oxidising symbionts in the gills of a cold seep mussel and link to their potential energy sources. Geobiology 9, 481-491. doi:10.1111/j.1472-4669.2011.00300.x
  Girnth, A.-C., S. Grünke, A. Lichtschlag, J. Felden, K. Knittel, F. Wenzhöfer, D. de Beer, A. Boetius (2011) A novel, mat-forming Thiomargarita population associated with a sulfidic fluid flow from a deep-sea mud volcano. Environmental Microbiology 13: 495-505. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02353.x
  Grünke, S., J. Felden, A. Lichtschlag, A.-C. Girnth, D. de Beer, F. Wenzhöfer, A. Boetius (2011) Niche differentiation among mat-forming, sulfide-oxidizing bacteria at cold seeps of the Nile Deep Sea Fan (Eastern Mediterranean Sea). Geobiology 9, 330-348. doi:10.1111/j.1472-4669.2011.00281.x
  Hankeln, W., Wendel, N. J., Gerken, J., Waldmann, J., Buttigieg, P. L., Kostadinov, I., Kottmann, R., Yilmaz, P., Glöckner, F. O. (2011) CDinFusion – Submission-Ready, On-Line Integration of Sequence and Contextual Data. PLoS ONE, 6(9): e24797. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024797.
  Holler, T., G. Wegener, H. Niemann, C. Deusner, T.G. Ferdelman, A. Boetius, B. Brunner, F. Widdel (2011) Carbon and sulfur back flux during anaerobic microbial oxidation of methane and coupled sulfate reduction. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 108, E1484–E1490. doi:10.1073/pnas.1106032108
  Holler, T., F. Widdel, K. Knittel, R. Amann, M.Y. Kellermann, K.-U. Hinrichs, A. Teske, A. Boetius, G. Wegener (2011) Thermophilic anaerobic oxidation of methane by marine microbial consortia. ISME Journal 5(12): 1946-1956. doi:10.1038/ismej.2011.77.
  Kostadinov, I., R. Kottmann, A. Ramette, J. Waldmann, P.L. Buttigieg, F.O. Glöckner (2011) Quantifying the effect of environment stability on the transcription factor repertoire of marine microbes. Microbial Informatics and Experimentation 1, 9. doi:10.1186/2042-5783-1-9
  Ramette, A., M. Frapolli, M. Fischer-Le Saux, C. Gruffaz, J.-M. Meyer, G. Défago, L. Sutra, Y. Moënne-Loccoz (2011) Pseudomonas protegens sp. nov., widespread plant-protecting bacteria producing the biocontrol compounds 2,4-diacetylphloroglucinol and pyoluteorin. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 34,180-188. doi:10.1016/j.syapm.2010.10.005
  Ritt, B., C. Pierre, O. Gauthier, F. Wenzhöfer, A. Boetius, J. Sarrazin (2011) Diversity and distribution of cold-seep fauna associated with different geological and environmental settings at mud volcanoes and pockmarks of the Nile Deep-Sea Fan. Marine Biology 158, 1187-1210. doi:10.1007/s00227-011-1679-6
  Rossel, P.E., M. Elvert, A. Ramette, A. Boetius, K.-U. Hinrichs (2011) Factors controlling the distribution of anaerobic methanotrophic communities in marine environments: Evidence from intact polar membrane lipids. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75,164-184. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2010.09.031
  Schauer, R., H. Røy, N. Augustin, H.-H. Gennerich, M. Peters, F. Wenzhoefer, R. Amann, A. Meyerdierks (2011) Bacterial sulfur cycling shapes microbial communities in surface sediments of an ultramafic hydrothermal vent field. Environmental Microbiology 13, 2633-2648. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2011.02530.x
  Schneider von Deimling, J., G. Rehder, J. Greinert, D.F. McGinnnis, A. Boetius, P. Linke (2011) Quantification of seep-related methane gas emissions at Tommeliten, North Sea. Continental Shelf Research 31, 867-878. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2011.02.012
  Schöttner, S.*, B. Pfitzner*, S. Grünke, M. Rasheed, C. Wild, A. Ramette (2011) Drivers of bacterial diversity dynamics in permeable carbonate and silicate coral reef sands from the Red Sea. Environmental Microbiology 13, 1815-1826. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2011.02494.x
  Schubert, C.J., F. Vazquez, T. Lösekann-Behrens, K. Knittel, M. Tonolla, A. Boetius (2011) Evidence for anaerobic oxidation of methane in sediments of a freshwater system (Lago di Cadagno). FEMS Microbiology Ecology 76, 26-38. doi:10.1111/j.1574-6941.2010.01036.x
  Zielinski, F.U., H.-H. Gennerich, C. Borowski, F. Wenzhöfer, N. Dubilier (2011) In situ measurements of hydrogen sulfide, oxygen, and temperature in diffuse fluids of an ultramafic-hosted hydrothermal vent field (Logatchev, 14°45’N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge: Implications for chemosymbiotic bathymodiolin mussels. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 12: Q0AE04. doi:10.1029/2011GC003632
  Zinger, L.*, L.A. Amaral-Zettler, J.A. Fuhrman, M.C. Horner-Devine, S.M. Huse, D.B. Mark Welch, J.B.H. Martiny, M. Sogin, A. Boetius, A. Ramette (2011) Global patterns of bacterial beta-diversity in seafloor and seawater ecosystems. PLoS ONE 6: e24570. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024570
  Zinger, L.*, A. Gobet*, T. Pommier (2011) Two decades of describing the unseen majority of aquatic microbial diversity. Molecular Ecology 21(8): 1878-1896. doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05362.x.


2010 Alonso, C., P. Gómez-Pereira, A. Ramette, L. Ortega, B.M. Fuchs, R. Amann (2010) Multilevel analysis of the bacterial diversity along the environmental gradient Río de la Plata-South Atlantic Ocean. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 61, 57–72. doi:10.3354/ame01439
  Aquilina, A., N.J. Knab, K. Knittel, G. Kaur, A. Geissler, S.P. Kelly, H. Fossing, C.S. Boot, R.J. Parkes, R.A. Mills, A. Boetius, J.R. Lloyd, R.D. Pancost (2010) Biomarker indicators for anaerobic oxidizers of methane in brackish-marine sediments with diffusive methane fluxes. Organic Geochemistry 41, 414-426. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2009.09.009
  Dale, A.W., S. Sommer, M. Haeckel, K. Wallmann, P. Linke, G. Wegener, O. Pfannkuche (2010) Pathways and regulation of carbon, sulfur and energy transfer in marine sediments overlying methane gas hydrates on the Opouawe Bank (New Zealand). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, 5763-5784. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2010.06.038
  Dunker, R., H. Røy*, B.B. Jørgensen (2010) Temperature regulation of gliding motility in filamentous sulfur bacteria, Beggiatoa spp. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 73, 234-242. doi:10.1111/j.1574-6941.2010.00887.x
  Felden, J., F. Wenzhöfer, T. Feseker, A. Boetius (2010) Transport and consumption of oxygen and methane in different habitats of the Håkon Mosby Mud Volcano (HMMV). Limnology and Oceanography 55, 2366-2380. doi:10.4319/lo.2010.55.6.2366
  Fischer, J.P., F. Wenzhöfer (2010) A novel planar optode setup for concurrent oxygen and light field imaging: Application to a benthic phototrophic community. Limnology and Oceanography Methods 8, 254-268. doi:10.4319/lom.2010.8.254
  Gobet, A., C. Quince, A. Ramette (2010) Multivariate Cutoff Analysis (MultiCoLA) of large community datasets. Nucleic Acids Research 38, e155. doi:10.1093/nar/gkq545
  Grünke, S., A. Lichtschlag, D. de Beer, M. Kuypers, T. Lösekann-Behrens, A. Ramette, A. Boetius (2010) Novel observations of Thiobacterium, a sulfur-storing Gammaproteobacterium producing gelatinous mats. ISME Journal 4, 1031-1043. doi:10.1038/ismej.2010.23
  #Jessen, G.L., S. Pantoja, M.A. Gutiérrez, R.A. Quiñones, R.R. González, J. Sellanes, M.Y. Kellermann, K.-U. Hinrichs (2010) Methane in shallow cold seeps at Mocha Island off central Chile. Continental Shelf Research 31(6), 574-581. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2010.12.012.
  Jørgensen, B.B., R. Dunker, S. Grünke, H. Røy (2010) Filamentous sulfur bacteria, Beggiatoa spp., in arctic marine sediments (Svalbard, 79°N). FEMS Microbiology Ecology 73, 500-513. doi:10.1111/j.1574-6941.2010.00918.x
  Joye, S.B., M.W. Bowles, V.A. Samarkin, K.S. Hunter, H. Niemann(2010) Biogeochemical signatures and microbial activity of different cold-seep habitats along the Gulf of Mexico deep slope. Deep Sea Research II 57, 1990-2001. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.06.001
  Knief, C., A. Ramette, L. Frances, C. Alonso-Blanco, J.A. Vorholt (2010) Site and plant species are important determinants of the Methylobacterium community composition in the plant phyllosphere. ISME Journal 4, 719–728. doi:10.1038/ismej.2010.9
  Koop-Jakobsen, K.#, A.E. Giblin (2010) The effect of increased nitrate loading on nitrate reduction via denitrification and DNRA in salt marsh sediments. Limnology and Oceanography 55, 789-802. doi:
  Lichtschlag, A., J. Felden, V. Brüchert, A. Boetius, D. de Beer (2010) Geochemical processes and chemosynthetic primary production in different thiotrophic mats of the Håkon Mosby mud volcano (Barents Sea). Limnology and Oceanography 55, 931-949. doi:10.4319/lo.2010.55.2.0931
  Lichtschlag, A., J. Felden, F. Wenzhöfer, F. Schubotz, T. Ertefai, A. Boetius, D. de Beer (2010) Methane and sulfide fluxes in permanent anoxia: In situ studies at the Dvurechenskii mud volcano (Sorokin Trough, Black Sea). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, 5002-5018. doi:10.4319/lo.2010.55.2.0931
  Lombard, F., D. Eloire, A. Gobet#, L. Stemmann, J.R. Dolan, A. Sciandra, G. Gorsky (2010) Experimental and modeling evidence of appendicularian-ciliate interactions. Limnology and Oceanography 55, 77-90. doi:10.4319/lo.2010.55.1.0077
  López-López, A., P. Yarza, M. Richter, A. Suárez-Suárez, J. Antón, H. Niemann*, R. Rosselló-Móra (2010) Extremely halophilic microbial communities in anaerobic sediments from a solar saltern. Environmental Microbiology Reports 2, 258-271. doi:10.1111/j.1758-2229.2009.00108.x
  #Mau, S., M.B. Heintz, F.S. Kinnaman, D.L. Valentine (2010) Compositional variability and air-sea flux of ethane and propane in the plume of a large, marine seep field near Coal Oil Point, CA. Special Issue Proceedings of the 9th International Conference in Marine Sediments, Geo-Marine Letters 30, 367-378. doi:10.1007/s00367-010-0185-z
  Meziti, A., A. Ramette, E. Mente, K. Kormas (2010) Temporal shifts of the Norway lobster (Nephrops norvegicus) gut bacterial communities. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 74, 472–484. doi:10.1111/j.1574-6941.2010.00964.x
  Orcutt, B.N., S.B. Joye, S. Kleindienst, K. Knittel, A. Ramette, A. Reitz, V. Samarkin, T. Treude, A. Boetius (2010) Impact of natural oil and higher hydrocarbons on microbial diversity, distribution and activity in Gulf of Mexico cold-seep sediments. Deep-Sea Research II 57, 2008–2021. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.05.014
  Petersen, J.M., A. Ramette, C. Lott, M.A. Cambon-Bonavita, M. Zbinden, N. Dubilier (2010) Dual symbiosis of the vent shrimp Rimicaris exoculata with filamentous gamma- and epsilonproteobacteria at four Mid-Atlantic Ridge hydrothermal vent fields. Environmental Microbiology 12, 2204–2218. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2009.02129.x
  Santillano, D., A. Boetius, A. Ramette (2010) Improved dsrA-based Terminal Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism analysis of sulfate-reducing bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76, 5308-5311. doi:10.1128/AEM.03004-09
  Sauvadet, A.L., A. Gobet#, L. Guillou (2010) Comparative analysis between protist communities from the deep-sea pelagic ecosystem and specific deep hydrothermal habitats. Environmental Microbiology 12, 2946-2964. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02272.x
  Schauer, R., C. Bienhold, A. Ramette, J. Harder (2010) Bacterial diversity and biogeography in deep-sea surface sediments of the South Atlantic Ocean. ISME Journal 4, 159–170. doi:10.1038/ismej.2009.106
  Schläppy, M.L., S. Schöttner, G. Lavik, M.M.M. Kuypers, D. de Beer, F. Hoffmann (2010) Evidence of nitrification and denitrification in high and low microbial abundance sponges. Marine Biology 157, 593-602. doi:10.1007/s00227-009-1344-5
  Sommer, S., P. Linke, O. Pfannkuche, H. Niemann*, T. Treude* (2010) Benthic respiration in a seep habitat dominated by dense beds of ampharetid polychaetes at the Hikurangi Margin (New Zealand). Marine Geology 272, 223-232. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2009.06.003
  Verna, C., A. Ramette, H. Wiklund, T.G. Dahlgren, A.G. Glover, F. Gaill, N. Dubilier (2010) High symbiont diversity in the bone-eating worm Osedax mucofloris from shallow whale-falls in the North Atlantic. Environmental Microbiology 12, 2355– 2370. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02299.x
  Wei, C.-L., G.T. Rowe, E. Escobar-Briones, U, T. Soltwedel, M.J. Caley, Y. Soliman, F. Huettmann, F. Qu, Z. Yu, C.R. Pitcher, R.L. Haedrich, M.K. Wicksten, M.A. Rex, J.G. Baguley, J. Sharma, R. Danovaro, I.R. MacDonald, C.C. Nunnally, J.W. Deming, P. Montagna, M. Lévesque, J.M. Weslawski, M. Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, B.S. Ingole, B.J. Bett, D.S.M. Billett, A. Yool, B.A. Bluhm, K. Iken, B.E. Narayanaswamy (2010) Global patterns and predictions of seafloor biomass using Random Forests. PLoS ONE 5, e15323. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015323


2009Beck, A., Janssen, F., Polerecky, L., Herlory, O., de Beer, D. (2009) Phototrophic biofilm activity and dynamics of diurnal Cd cycling in a freshwater stream. Environmental Science and Technology 43: 7245–7251.
Berg, P., R.N. Glud, A. Hume, H. Stahl, K. Oguri, V. Meyer and H. Kitazato (2009). Eddy correlation measurements of oxygen uptake in deep ocean sediments. Limnology and Oceanography-Methods 7, 576-584.
Böer, S.I., C. Arnosti, J.E.E. van Beusekom and A. Boetius (2009). Temporal variations in microbial activities and carbon turnover in subtidal sandy sediments. Biogeosciences 6, 1149-1165.
Böer, S.I., S.I.C. Hedtkamp, J.E.E. van Beusekom, J.A. Fuhrman, A. Boetius and A. Ramette (2009). Time- and sediment depth-related variations in bacterial diversity and community structure in subtidal sands. The ISME Journal 3, 780-791.
Boetius, A. and F. Wenzhöfer (2009). In situ technologies for studying deep-sea hotspot ecosystems. Oceanography 22, 177-177.
Cambon-Bonavita, M.A., T. Nadalig, E. Roussel, E. Delage, S. Duperron, J.C. Caprais, A. Boetius and M. Sibuet (2009). Diversity and distribution of methane-oxidizing microbial communities associated with different faunal assemblages in a giant pockmark of the Gabon continental margin. Deep-Sea Research II 56, 2248-2258.
D'Hondt, S., A.J. Spivack, R. Pockalny, T.G. Ferdelman, J.P. Fischer, J. Kallmeyer, L.J. Abrams, D.C. Smith, D. Graham, F. Hasiuk, H. Schrum and A.M. Stancin (2009). Subseafloor sedimentary life in the South Pacific Gyre. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106, 11651-11656.
Duperron, S., D. de Beer, M. Zbinden, A. Boetius, V. Schipani, N. Kahil and F. Gaill (2009). Molecular characterization of bacteria associated with the trophosome and the tube of Lamellibrachia sp., a siboglinid annelid from cold seeps in the eastern Mediterranean. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 69, 395-409.
Fischer, J.P., T.G. Ferdelman, S. D'Hondt, H. Røy and F. Wenzhöfer (2009). Oxygen penetration deep into the sediment of the South Pacific gyre. Biogeosciences 6, 1467-1478.
Foucher, J.P., G.K. Westbrook, A. Boetius, S. Ceramicola, S. Dupré, J. Mascle, J. Mienert, O. Pfannkuche, C. Pierre and D. Praeg (2009). Structure and drivers of cold seep ecosystems. Oceanography 22, 92-109.
Glud, R.N., H. Stahl, P. Berg, F. Wenzhöfer, K. Oguri and H. Kitazato (2009). In situ microscale variation in distribution and consumption of O-2: A case study from a deep ocean margin sediment (Sagami Bay, Japan). Limnology and Oceanography 54, 1-12.
Glud, R.N., B. Thamdrup, H. Stahl, F. Wenzhöfer, A. Glud, H. Nomaki, K. Oguri, N.P. Revsbech and H. Kitazato (2009). Nitrogen cycling in a deep ocean margin sediment (Sagami Bay, Japan). Limnology and Oceanography 54, 723-734.
Hoffmann, F., R. Radax, D. Woebken, M. Holtappels, G. Lavik, H.T. Rapp, M.-L. Schläppy, C. Schleper and M.M.M. Kuypers (2009). Complex nitrogen cycling in the sponge Geodia barretti. Environmental Microbiology 11, 2228-2243.
Holler, T., G. Wegener, K. Knittel, A. Boetius, B. Brunner, M. Kuypers and F. Widdel (2009). Substantial 13C/12C and D/H fractionation during anaerobic oxidation of methane by marine consortia enriched in vitro. Environmental Microbiology Reports 1, 370-376.
Huguen, C., J.P. Foucher, J. Mascle, H. Ondréas, M. Thouement, S. Gontharet, A. Stadnitskaia, C. Pierre, G. Bayon, L. Loncke, A. Boetius, I. Bouloubassi, G. de Lange, J.C. Caprais, Y. Fouquet, J. Woodside, S. Dupré and the NAUTINIL Scientific Party (2009). Menes caldera, a highly active site of brine seepage in the Eastern Mediterranean sea: "In situ" observations from the NAUTINIL expedition (2003). Marine Geology 261, 138-152.
Jansen, S., E. Walpersdorf, U. Werner, M. Billerbeck, M.E. Böttcher and D. de Beer (2009). Functioning of intertidal flats inferred from temporal and spatial dynamics of O2, H2S and pH in their surface sediment. Ocean Dynamics 59, 317-332.
Kanzog, C. and A. Ramette (2009). Microbial colonisation of artificial and deep-sea sediments in the Arctic Ocean. Marine Ecology 30, 391-404.
Knittel, K. and A. Boetius (2009). Anaerobic oxidation of methane: progress with an unknown process. Annual Review of Microbiology 63, 311-334.
López-López, A., P. Yarza, M. Richter, A. Suárez-Suárez, H. Niemann, J. Antón and R. Rosselló-Móra (2009). Extremely halophilic microbial communities in anaerobic sediments from a solar saltern. Environmental Microbiology Reports, doi 10.1111/j.1758-2229.2009.00108.x.
Naumann, M.S., C. Richter, M. el-Zibdah and C. Wild (2009). Coral mucus as an efficient trap for picoplanktonic cyanobacteria -implications for pelagic-benthic coupling in the reef ecosystem. Marine Ecology Progress Series 385, 65-76.
Niemann, H., D. Fischer, D. Graffe, K. Knittel, A. Montiel, O. Heilmayer, K. Nöthen, T. Pape, S. Kasten, G. Bohrmann, A. Boetius and J. Gutt (2009). Biogeochemistry of a low-activity cold seep in the Larsen B area, western Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Biogeosciences 6, 2383-2395.
Omoregie, E.O., H. Niemann, V. Mastalerz, G.J. de Lange, A. Stadnitskaia, J. Mascle, J.-P. Foucher and A. Boetius (2009). Microbial methane oxidation and sulfate reduction at cold seeps of the deep Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Marine Geology 261, 114-127.
Ramette, A. (2009). Quantitative community fingerprinting methods for estimating the abundance of operational taxonomic units in natural microbial communities. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75, 2495-2505.
Ramette, A., J.M. Tiedje and A. Boetius (2009). Impact of space, time and complex environments on microbial communities. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 15, 60-62.
Røy, H., K. Vopel, M. Huettel and B.B. Jørgensen (2009). Sulfide assimilation by ectosymbionts of the sessile ciliate, Zoothamnium niveum. Marine Biology 156, 669-677.
Schläppy, M.L., S.I. Schöttner, G. Lavik, M.M.M. Kuypers, D. de Beer and F. Hoffmann (2009). Evidence of nitrification and denitrification in high and low microbial abundance sponges. Marine Biology, doi 10.1007/s00227-009-1344-5.
Schöttner, S., F. Hoffmann, C. Wild, H.T. Rapp, A. Boetius and A. Ramette (2009). Inter- and intra- habitat bacterial diversity associated with cold-water corals. The ISME Journal 3, 756-759.
Sweetman, A.K., S. Sommer, O. Pfannkuche and U. Witte (2009). Retarded response by macrofauna-size foraminifera to phytodetritus in a deep Norwegian fjord. Journal of Foraminiferal Research 39, 15-22.
Treude, T., C.R. Smith, F. Wenzhöfer, E. Carney, A.F. Bernardino, A.K. Hannides, M. Krüger and A. Boetius (2009). Biogeochemistry of a deep-sea whale fall: sulfate reduction, sulfide efflux and methanogenesis. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 382, 1-21.
Vanreusel, A., A.C. Andersen, A. Boetius, D. Connelly, M.R. Cunha, C. Decker, A. Hilario, K.A. Kormas, L. Maignien, K. Olu, M. Pachiadaki, B. Ritt, C. Rodrigues, J. Sarrazin, P. Tyler, S. van Gaever and H. Vanneste (2009). Biodiversity of cold seep ecosystems along the European margins. Oceanography 22, 110-127.
Weaver, P.P.E., A. Boetius, R. Danovaro, A. Freiwald, V. Gunn, S. Heussner, T. Morato, I. Schewe and S. van den Hove (2009). The future of integrated deep-sea research in Europe The HERMIONE Project. Oceanography 22, 178-191.
Wegener, G. and A. Boetius (2009). An experimental study on short-term changes in the anaerobic oxidation of methane in response to varying methane and sulfate fluxes. Biogeosciences 6, 867–876.
Wehrmann, L.M., N.J. Knab, H. Pirlet, V. Unnithan, C. Wild and T.G. Ferdelman (2009). Carbon mineralization and carbonate preservation in modern cold-water coral reef sediments on the Norwegian shelf. Biogeosciences 6, 663-680.
Wild, C., L.M. Wehrmann, C. Mayr, S.I. Schöttner, E. Allers und T. Lundälv (2009). Microbial degradation of cold water coral-derived organic matter – potential implication for organic C cycling in the water column above Tisler Reef. Aquatic Biology 7, 71-80.
Zhao, S., A. Ramette, G.L. Niu, H. Liu and N.Y. Zhou (2009). Effects of nitrobenzene contamination and of bioaugmentation on nitrification and ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in soil. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 70, 159-167.
2008Allers, E., C. Niesner, C. Wild, and J. Pernthaler (2008). Microbes enriched in seawater after addition of coral mucus. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74:3274-3278.
Amaral-Zettler, L., J. Peplies, A. Ramette, B. Fuchs, W. Ludwig, and F. O. Glöckner (2008). Proceedings of the international workshop on Ribosomal RNA technology, April 7–9, 2008, Bremen, Germany. Syst. Appl. Microbiol. 31:258-268.
Bacher, A., L. Polerecky, J.P. Fischer, K. Vamvakopoulos, D. de Beer und H. Jonkers (2008) Two-dimensional mapping of photopigments distribution and activity of Chloroflexus-like bacteria in a hypersaline microbial mat. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 65, 434-448.
Bayer, K., A. Siegl, S. Schmitt, F. Hoffmann, and U. Hentschel (2008). Unravelling microbial diversity and metabolism in marine sponges. Nova Acta Leopoldina 96: 71-78.
Dupré, S., G. Buffet, J. Mascle, J.-P. Foucher, S. Gauger, A. Boetius, C. Marfia, the AsterX Team, the Quest ROV Team und the BIONIL Scientific Party (2008). High-resolution mapping of large gas emitting mud volcanoes on the Egyptian continental margin (Nile Deep Sea Fan) by AUV surveys. Marine Geophysical Researches 29, 275-290.
Elvert, M., and H. Niemann (2008). Unsual steroid and hopanoid biosynthesis by aerobic methanotrophs at an active methane-seeping mud volcano. Org. Geochem. 39:167-177.
Engelen, B., K. Ziegelmüller, L. Wolf, B. Köpke, A. Gittel, T. Treude, S. Nakagawa, F. Inagaki, M. A. Lever, B. O. Steinsbu, and H. Cypionka (2008). Fluids from the oceanic crust support microbial activities within the deep biosphere. Geomicrobiol. J. 25:56-66.
Evrard, V., P. L. M. Cook, B. Veuger, M. Huettel, and J. J. Middelburg (2008). Tracing incorporation and pathways of carbon and nitrogen in microbial communities of photic subtidal sands. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 53:257-269.
Hoffmann, F., H. Røy, K. Bayer, U. Hentschel, M. Pfannkuchen, F. Brümmer, and D. de Beer (2008). Oxygen dynamics and transport in the Mediterranean sponge Aplysina aerophoba. Mar. Biol. 153:1257-1264.
Jacobs, J. L., A. C. Fasi, A. Ramette, J. J. Smith, R. Hammerschmidt, and G. W. Sundin (2008). Identification and onion pathogenicity of Burkholderia cepacia complex isolates from the onion rhizosphere and onion field soil. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74:3121-3129.
Kamp, A., H. Røy, and H. N. Schulz-Vogt (2008). Video-supported analysis of Beggiatoa filament growth, breakage, and movement. Microb. Ecol. 56:484-491.
Kanzog C., A. Ramette, N. V. Quéric, and M. Klages (2008). Response of benthic microbial communities to chitin enrichment: an in situ study in the deep Arctic Ocean. Polar Biol. 32:105-112.
Le Gall, F., F. Rigaut-Jalabert, D. Marie, L. Garczareck, M. Viprey, A. Godet, and D. Vaulot (2008). Picoplankton diversity in the South-East Pacific Ocean from cultures. Biogeosciences 5:203-214.
Lösekann, T., A. Robador, H. Niemann, K. Knittel, A. Boetius, and N. Dubilier (2008). Endosymbioses between bacteria and deep-sea siboglinid tubeworms from an Arctic cold seep (Haakon Mosby Mud Volcano, Barents Sea). Environ. Microbiol. 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2008.01712.x
Niemann, H., and M. Elvert (2008). Diagnostic lipid biomarker and stable carbon isotope signatures of microbial communities mediating the anaerobic oxidation of methane with sulphate. Org. Geochem. 39:1668-1677.
Omoregie, E. O., V. Mastalerz, G. de Lange, K. L. Straub, A. Kappler, H. Røy, A. Stadnitskaia, J. Foucher, and A. Boetius (2008). Biogeochemistry and community composition of iron- and sulfur-precipitating microbial mats at the Chefren Mud Volcano (Nile Deep Sea Fan, Eastern Mediterranean) Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74:3198-3215.
Orcutt, B., V. Samarkin, A. Boetius, and S. Joye (2008). On the relationship between methane production and oxidation by anaerobic methanotrophic communities from cold seeps of the Gulf of Mexico. Environ. Microbiol. 10:1108–1117.
Rossel, P. E., J. S. Lipp, H. F. Fredricks, J. A. Arnds, A. Boetius, M. Elvert, and K.-U. Hinrichs (2008). Intact polar lipids of anaerobic methanotrophic archaea and associated bacteria. Org. Geochem. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2008.02.021
Røy, H., J. S. Lee, S. Jansen, and D. de Beer (2008). Tide-driven deep pore¬water flow in intertidal sand flats. Limnol. Oceanogr. 53:1521-1530.
Sweetman, A. K., and U. Witte (2008). Response of an abyssal macrofaunal community to a phytodetrital pulse. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 355:73-84.
Sweetman, A. K., and U. Witte (2008). Macrofaunal response to phytodetritus in a bathyal Norwegian fjord. Deep-Sea Res. I 55:1503-1514.
Wegener, G., H. Niemann, M. Elvert, K.-U. Hinrichs, and A. Boetius (2008). Assimilation of methane and inorganic carbon by microbial communities mediating the anaerobic oxidation of methane. Environ. Microbiol. 10:2287-2298.
Wegener, G., M. Shovitri, K. Knittel, H. Niemann, M. Hovland, and A. Boetius (2008). Biogeochemical processes and microbial diversity of the Gullfaks and Tommeliten methane seeps (Northern North Sea). Biogeosciences. 5:1127–1144.
Wild, C., C. Mayr, L. M. Wehrmann, S. Schöttner, M. Naumann, F. Hoffmann, and H. T. Rapp (2008). Organic matter release by cold water corals and its implication for fauna-microbe interaction. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 372:67-75.
2007Bachar, A., E. Omoregie, R. de Wit, and H. Jonkers (2007). Diversity and function of Chloroflexus-like bacteria in a hypersaline microbial mat: phylogenetic characterization and impact on oxygen cycling. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 73 :3975-3983.
Berg, P., H. Røy, and P. Wiberg (2007). Eddy correlation flux measurements – the sediment surface area that contributes to the flux. Limnol. Oceanogr. 52:1672–1684.
Billerbeck, M., H. Røy, K. Bosselmann, and M. Huettel (2007). Benthic photosynthesis in submerged Wadden Sea intertidal flats. Estuar. Coast. Shelf S. 71:704-716.
Cook, P., F. Wenzhöfer, F. Janssen, R. N. Glud, and M. Huettel (2007). Benthic solute exchange and carbon mineralization in two shallow subtidal sandy sediments: Effect of advective pore-water exchange. Limnol. Oceanogr. 52:1943–1963.
Cook, P. L. M., B. Veuger, S. Böer, and J. J. Middelburg (2007). Effect of nutrient availability on carbon and nitrogen incorporation and flows through benthic algae and bacteria in near shore sandy sediment: A mesoscosm pulse chase experiment. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 49: 165-180.
Dupré, S., J. M. Woodside, J. P. Foucher, G. de Lange, J. Mascle, A. Boetius, V. Mastalerz, A. Stadnitskaia, H. Ondréas, C. Huguen, H. Harmégnies, S. Gontharet, L. Loncke, E. Deville, H. Niemann, E. Omoregie, K. Olu-Le Roy, A. Fiala-Médioni, A. Dählmann, J. C. Caprais, A. Prinzhofer, M. Sibuet, C. Pierre, J. Sinninghe Damsté, and the NAUTINIL Scientific Party (2007). Seafloor geological studies above active gas chimneys off Egypt (Central Nile Deep Sea Fan). Deep-Sea Res. Pt. I. 54:1146-1172.
Edgcomb, V. P., S. J. Molyneaux, S. Böer, C. O. Wirsen, M. Saito, M. S. Atkins, K. Lloyd, and A. Teske (2007). Survival and growth of two heterotrophic hydrothermal vent archaea, Pyrococcus strain GB-D and Thermococcus fumicolans under low pH and high sulfide concentrations in combination with high temperature and pressure regimes. Extremophiles. 11:329-342.
Huettel, M., P. L. M. Cook, F. Janssen, G. Lavik, and J. J. Middelburg (2007). Transport and degradation of a dinoflagellate algal bloom in a permeable sandy sediment. Mar. Ecol-Prog. Ser. 340:139-153.
Jørgensen, B. B., and A. Boetius (2007). Feast and famine – microbial life in the deep-sea bed. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 5:770-781.
Le Gall, F., F. Rigaut-Jalabert, D. Marie, L. Garczareck, M. Viprey, A. Gobet, and D. Vaulot (2007). Picoplankton diversity in the South-East Pacific Ocean from cultures. Biogeosciences Discussions. 4:2699-2732.
Lösekann, T., K. Knittel, T. Nadalig, B. Fuchs, H. Niemann, A. Boetius, and R. Amann (2007). Diversity and abundance of aerobic and anaerobic methane oxidizers at the Haakon Mosby Mud Volcano, Barents Sea. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 73:3348-3362.
Meysman, F. J. R., O. S. Galaktionov, P. L. M. Cook, F. Janssen, M. Huettel, and J. J. Middelburg (2007). Quantifying biologically and physically induced flow and tracer dynamics in permeable sediments. Biogeosciences 4:627-646.
Nauhaus, K., M. Albrecht, M. Elvert, A. Boetius, and F. Widdel (2007). In Vitro cell growth of marine archaeal-bacterial consortia by anaerobic oxidation of methane with sulphate. Environ. Microbiol. 9:187–196.
Preisler, A., D. deBeer, A. Lichtschlag, G. Larvik, A. Boetius, and B. Joergensen (2007). Biological and chemical sulfide oxidation in a Beggiatoa inhabitated sediment. ISME Journal 4: 341-353.
Ramette, A. (2007). Multivariate analyses in microbial ecology. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 62:142-160.
Ramette, A., and J. M. Tiedje (2007). Biogeography: an emerging cornerstone for understanding prokaryotic diversity, ecology, and evolution. Microb. Ecol. 53:197-207.
Ramette, A., and J. M. Tiedje (2007). Multiscale responses of microbial life to spatial distance and environmental heterogeneity in a patchy ecosystem. P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 104:2761-2766.
Roberts, H., R. Carney, M. Kupchik, C. Fischer, K. Nelson, E. Becker, L. Goehring, G. Lessard-Pilon, G. Telesnicki, B. Bernard, J. Brooks, M. Bright, E. Cordes, S. Hourdez, J. Hunt Jr., W. Shedd, G. Boland, S. Joye, V. Samarkin, M. Bernier, M. Bowles, I. McDonald, H. Niemann, C. Petersen, C. Morrison, and J. Potter (2007). Alvin explores the deep northern Gulf of Mexico slope. EOS. 88:341-348.
Schläppy, M.-L., F. Hoffmann, H. Røy, R. H. Wijffels, D. Mendola, M. Sidri, and D. deBeer (2007). Oxygen dynamics and flow patterns of Dysidea avara (Porifera: Demospongiae). J. Mar. Biol. Assoc. UK 87: 1677-1682.
Treude, T., V. Orphan, K. Knittel, A. Gieseke, and A. Boetius (2007). Consumption of methane and CO2 by methanotrophic microbial mats from gas seeps of the anoxic Black Sea. Appl. Environ. Microb. 73:2271-2283.
2006Alain, K., T. Holler, F. Musat, M. Elvert, T. Treude, and M. Krüger (2006). Microbiological investigation of methane- and hydrocarbon-discharging mud volcanoes in the sub-Carpathes, Romania. Environ. Microbiol. 8:574-590.
Billerbeck, M., U. Werner, K. Bosselmann, E. Walpersdorf, and M. Huettel (2006). Nutrient release from an exposed intertidal sand flat. Mar. Ecol-Prog. Ser. 316:35-51.
Billerbeck, M., U. Werner, L. Polerecky, E. Walpersdorf, D. de Beer, and M. Huettel (2006). Surficial and deep pore water circulation governs spatial and temporal scales of nutrient recycling in intertidal sand flat sediment. Mar. Ecol-Prog. Ser. 326:61-76.
Cook, P. L. M., and H. Røy (2006). Advective relief of CO2 limitation in microphytobenthos in highly productive sandy sediments. Limnol. Oceanogr. 51:1594-1601.
Cook, P. L. M., F. Wenzhöfer, S. Rysgaard, O. S. Galaktionov, F. J. R. Meysman, B. D. Eyre, J. C. Cornwell, M. Huettel, and R. N. Glud (2006). Quantification of denitrification in permeable sediments: Insights from a two dimensional simulation analysis and experimental data. Limnol. Oceanogr.-Meth. 4:294-307.
de Beer, D., E. Sauter, H. Niemann, U. Witte, and A. Boetius (2006). In situ fluxes and zonation of microbial activity in surface sediments of the Håkon Mosby Mud Volcano. Limnol. Oceanogr. 51:1315-1331.
Hoffmann, F., H. T. Rapp, and J. Reitner (2006). Monitoring microbial community composition by fluorescence in situ hybridisation during cultivation of the marine cold-water sponge Geodia barretti. Mar. Biotechnol. 8:373-379.
Huettel, M., C. Wild, and S. Gonelli (2006). Mucus trap in coral reefs: formation and temporal evolution of particle aggregates caused by coral mucus. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 307:69-84.
Ianora, A., M. Boersma, R. Casotti, A. Fontana, J. Harder, F. Hoffmann, H. Pavia, S. A. Poulet, and G. Toth (2006). New trends in marine chemical ecology. Estuaries Coasts. 29:531-551.
Inagaki, F., M. M. M. Kuypers, U. Tsunogai, J. Ishibashi, K. Nakamura, T. Treude, S. Ohkubo, M. Nakaseama, K. Gena, H. Chiba, H. Hirayama, T. Nunoura, K. Takai, B. B. Jørgensen, K. Horikoshi, and A. Boetius (2006). Microbial community in a sediment-hosted CO2 lake of the southern Okinawa Trough hydrothermal system. P. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 103:14164-14169.
Konstantinidis, K., A. Ramette, and J. M. Tiedje (2006). Toward a more robust assessment of intra-species diversity using fewer genetic markers. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72:7286-7293.
Konstantinidis, K.T., A. Ramette, and J. M. Tiedje (2006). The bacterial species definition in the genomic era. Philos. T. Roy. Soc. B. 361:1929-40.
Middelboe, M., R. N. Glud, F. Wenzhöfer, K. Oguri, and H. Kitazato (2006). Spatial distribution and activity of viruses in the deep-sea sediments of Sagami Bay, Japan. Deep-Sea Res. Pt. I. 53:1-13.
Niemann, H., J. Duarte, C. Hensen, E. Omoregie, V. H. Magalhães, M. Elvert, L. M. Pinheiro, A. Kopf, and A. Boetius (2006). Microbial methane turnover at mud volcanoes of the Gulf of Cadiz. Geochim. Cosmochim. Ac. 70:5336-5355.
Niemann, H., T. Lösekann, D. de Beer, M. Elvert, T. Nadalig, K.
Knittel, R. Amann, E. J. Sauter, M. Schlüter, M. Klages, J. P.
Foucher, and A. Boetius (2006). Novel microbial communities of the Haakon Mosby mud volcano and their role as a methane sink. Nature. 443:854-858.
Palacios, C., M. Zbinden, A. R. Baco, T. Treude, C. R. Smith, F. Gaill, P. Lebaron, and A. Boetius (2006). Microbial ecology of deep-sea sunken wood: quantitative measurements of bacterial biomass and cellulolytic activities. Cah. Microbiol. Mar. 47:415-420.
Pape, T., F. Hoffmann, N. V. Quéric, K. von Juterzenka, J. Reitner, and W. Michaelis (2006). Dense populations of Archaea associated with the demosponge Tentorium semisuberites from Arctic deep waters. Polar Biol. 29:662-667.
Payne, G. W., A. Ramette, H. L. Rose, A. J. Weightman, T. H. Jones, J. M. Tiedje, and E. Mahenthiralingam (2006). Application of a recA gene-based identification approach to the maize rhizosphere reveals novel diversity in Burkholderia species. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 259:126-132.
Precht, E., Janssen, F., Huettel, M. (2006) Near-bottom performance of the Acoustic Doppler Velocimeter (ADV) – a comparative study. Aquatic Ecology 40: 481-492.
Ramette, A., Y. Moënne-Loccoz, and G. Défago (2006). Genetic diversity and biocontrol potential of fluorescent pseudomonads producing phloroglucinols and hydrogen cyanide from Swiss soils naturally suppressive or conducive to Thielaviopsis basicola-mediated black root rot of tobacco. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 55:369-381.
Rasheed, M., C. Wild, C. Jantzen, and M. Badran (2006). Mineralization of particulate organic matter derived from coral-reef organisms in reef sediments of the Gulf of Aqaba. Chem. Ecol. 22:13-20.
Rusch, A., M. Huettel, C. Wild, and C. E. Reimers (2006). Benthic oxygen consumption and organic matter turnover in organic-poor, permeable shelf sands. Aquat. Geochem. 12:1-19.
Sauter, E., S. I. Muyakshin, J. L. Charlou, M. Schlüter, A. Boetius, K. Jerosch, E. Damm, J. P. Foucher, and M. Klages (2006). Methane discharge from a deep-sea submarine mud volcano into the upper water column by gas hydrate-coated methane bubbles. Earth. Planet. Sc. Lett. 243:354-365.
Werner, U., M. Billerbeck, L. Polerecky, U. Franke, M. Huettel, J. E. E. van Beusekom, and D. de Beer (2006). Spatial and temporal patterns of mineralization rates and oxygen distribution in a permeable intertidal sand flat (Sylt, Germany). Limnol. Oceanogr. 51:2549-2563.
Werner, U., P. Bird, C. Wild, T. Ferdelman, L. Polerecky, G. Eickert, R. Jonstone, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, and D. de Beer (2006). Spatial patterns of aerobic and anaerobic mineralization rates and oxygen penetration dynamics in coral reef sediments. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 309:93-105.
Wild, C., C. Laforsch, and M. Huettel (2006). Detection and enumeration of microbial cells within highly porous calcareous reef sands. Mar. Freshwater Res. 57:415-420.
2005Boetius, A. (2005) Microfauna - macrofauna interaction in the seafloor: lessons from the tubeworm. PLOS Biology, 3(3): 0375-0378.
Boetius, A. (2005). Lost City Life. Science, 307: 1420-1422.
Buhring, S.I., Elvert, M. and Witte, U. (2005). The microbial community structure of different permeable sandy sediments characterized by the investigation of bacterial fatty acids and fluorescence in situ hybridization. Environmental Microbiology, 7(2): 281-293.
Glud, R.N., Wenzhöfer, F., Tengberg, A., Middelboe, M., Oguri, K. and Kitazato, H. (2005). Distribution of oxygen in surface sediments from central Sagami Bay, Japan: In situ measurements by microelectrodes and planar optodes. Deep-Sea Research I, 52: 1974-1987.
Hoffmann, F., Larsen, O., Rapp, H.T. and Osinga, R. (2005). Oxygen dynamics in choanosomal sponge explants. Marine Biology Research, 1: 160-163.
Hoffmann, F., Larsen, O., Thiel, V., Rapp, H.T., Pape, T., Michaelis, W. and Reitner, J. (2005). An anaerobic world in sponges. Geomicrobiology Journal, 22(1): 1-10.
Janssen, F., Faerber, P., Huettel, M., Meyer, V. and Witte, U. (2005). Pore-water advection and solute fluxes in permeable marine sediments (I): calibration and performance of the novel benthic chamber system Sandy. Limnology and Oceanography, 50(3): 768-778.
Janssen, F., Huettel, M. and Witte, U. (2005). Pore-water advection and solute fluxes in permeable marine sediments (II): Benthic respiration at three sandy sites with different permeabilities (German Bight, North Sea). Limnology and Oceanography, 50(3): 779-792.
Niemann, H., Elvert, M., Hovland, M., Orcutt, B., Judd, A.G., Suck, I., Gutt, J., Joye, S., Damm, E., Finster, K. and Boetius, A. (2005). Methane emission and consumption at a North Sea gas seep (Tommeliten area). Biogeosciences, 2: 335-351.
Orcutt B, Joye SB, Boetius A, Elvert M, Samarkin V (2005). Molecular biogeochemistry of sulfate reduction, methanogenesis and the anaerobic oxidation of methane at Gulf of Mexico cold seeps. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 69, 4267-4281.
Røy, H., Huettel, M. and Jørgensen, B.B. (2005). The influence of topography on the functional exchange surface of marine soft sediments, assessed from sediment topography measured in situ. Limnol. Oceanogr.,, 50(1): 106–112.
Tarpgaard I, Boetius A and Finster K (2005) Desulfobacter psychrotolerans sp. nov., a new psychrotolerant sulfate-reducing bacterium and descriptions of its physiological response to temperature changes. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek DOI 10.1007/s10482-005-9014-1
Treude, T., Knittel, K., Blumenberg, M., Seifert, R. and Boetius, A. (2005). Subsurface microbial methanotrophic mats in the Black Sea. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 71(10): 6375-6378.
Treude, T., Krüger, M., Boetius, A. and Jørgensen, B.B. (2005). Environmental control on anaerobic oxidation of methane in the gassy sediments of Eckernförde Bay (German Baltic). Limnol. Oceanogr., 50,: 1771-1786.
Treude, T., Niggemann, J., Kallmeyer, J., Wintersteller, P., Schubert, C.J., Boetius, A. and Jørgensen, B.B. (2005). Anaerobic oxidation of methane and sulfate reduction along the Chilean continental margin. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 69((11): 2767-2779.
Vopel, K., Thistle, D., Ott, J., Bright, M. and Roy, H. (2005). Wave-induced H2S flux sustains a chemoautotrophic symbiosis. Limnology and Oceanography, 50(1): 128-133.
Wild, C., Rasheed, M., Jantzen, C., Cook, P.L.M., Struck, U., Huettel, M. and Boetius, A. (2005). Benthic metabolism and degradation of natural particulate organic matter in carbonate and silicate reef sands of the northern Red Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 298: 69-78.
Wild, C., Røy, H. and Huettel, M. (2005). Role of pelletization in mineralization of fine grained coastal sediments. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 291: 23–33,.
Wild, C., Woyt, H. and Huettel, M. (2005). Influence of coral mucus on nutrient fluxes in carbonate sands. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 287: 87–98.
2004Boetius A., Suess E. (2004). Hydrate Ridge: A natural laboratory for the study of microbial life fueled by methane from near-surface gas hydrates. Chemical Geology 205, 291-310
Ehrenhauss, S., Witte, U., Janssen, F., Huettel, M. (2004) Decomposition of diatoms and nutrient dynamics in permeable North Sea sediments. Continental Shelf Research 24: 721-737.
Hensen, C., Pfeifer, K., Wenzhöfer, F., Volbers, A., Schulz, S., Holstein, J., Romero, O. and Seiter, K. (2004). Fluxes at the benthic boundary layer - A global view from the South Atlantic. In: G. Wefer, S. Mulitza and V. Ratmeyer (Editors), The South Atlantic in the late Quaternary. Springer Vgl., Berlin, pp. 401-430.
Joye, SB, Boetius, A, Orcutt, BN, JP Montoya, Schulz, HN, Erickson, MJ, Lugo S. (2004). The anaerobic oxidation of methane and sulfate reduction in sediments from Gulf of Mexico cold seeps. Chemical Geology 205, 219-238
Orcutt, BN, Boetius, A, Lugo, S., MacDonald, IR, Samarkin, VA. (2004). Life at the Edge of Methane Ice: Microbial Cycling of Carbon and Sulfur in Gulf of Mexico Gas Hydrates. Chemical Geology 205, 239-251
Niemann, H., Richter, C., Jonkers, H.M. and Badran, M. (2004). Red Sea gravity currents cascade near-reef phytoplankton to the twilight zone. MEPS, 269: 91-99.
Rasheed, M., Wild, C., Franke, U. and Huettel, M. (2004). Benthic photosynthesis and oxygen consumption in permeable carbonate sediments at Heron Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 59(1): 139-150.
Reimers, C.E., Stecher, H.A., Taghon, G.L., Fuller, C.M., Huettel, M., Rusch, A., Ryckelynck, N. and Wild, C. (2004). In Situ Measurements of Advective Solute Transport in permeable Shelf Sands. Continental Shelf Research, 24: 183-201.
Reimers, C.E., Stecher, I., Hilmar A., Taghon, G.L., Fuller, C.M., Huettel, M., Rusch, A., Ryckelynck, N. and Wild, C. (2004). In situ measurements of advective solute transport in permeable shelf sands. Continental Shelf Research, 24(2): 183-201.
Røy, H., Huettel, M. and Jørgensen, B.B. (2004). Transmission of oxygen concentration fluctuations through the diffusive boundary layer overlying aquatic sediments. Limnology and Oceanography, 49(3): 686-692.
Weaver, P., Billet, D.M., Boetius, A., Danovaro, R., Freiwald, A. and Sibuet, M. (2004). Hotspot Ecosystem Research on Europe's Deep-Ocean Margins. Oceanography, 17(4): 49-59.
Wenzhöfer, F. and Glud, R.N. (2004). Small-scale spatial and temporal variability in coastal benthic O2 dynamics: Effects of fauna activity. Limnology and Oceanography, 49(5): 1471-1481.
Wild, C., Huettel, M., Klueter, A., Kremb, S.G., Rasheed, M.Y.M. and Jorgensen, B.B. (2004). Coral mucus functions as an energy carrier and particle trap in the reef ecosystem. Nature, 428: 66-70.
Wild, C., Rasheed, M., Werner, U., Franke, U., Johnstone, R. and Huettel, M. (2004). Degradation and mineralization of coral mucus in reef environments. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 267: 159–171.
Wild, C., Tollrian, R. and Huettel, M. (2004). Rapid recycling of coral mass-spawning products in permeable reef sediments. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 271: 159–166.


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Haeckel, M. , Vink, A. , Janssen, F., Kasten, S. (2020) Environmental Impacts of Deep Seabed Mining / T. Heidar (editor) , In: New Knowledge and Changing Circumstances in the Law of the Sea, Deep Seabed Mineral Resources and the Marine Environment, Leiden, The Netherlands, Brill Nijhoff . doi: 10.1163/9789004437753_018


Wegener, G. , Laso-Pérez, R., Boetius, A. (2020) With a little help from my friends – life fueled by gas release from the seabed: deep sea vents and seeps. Editor: Kenneth Timmis. In: A child-centric microbiology education framework


Knittel K, Wegener G, Boetius A. (2019) Anaerobic methane oxidizers. In: Microbial Communities Utilizing Hydrocarbons and Lipids: Members, Metagenomics and Ecophysiology, Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology. Editor: T. J. McGenity. Springer International Publishing, pp. 113-132. doi:10.1007/978-3-303-14785-3_7


Teske A., Carvalho V. Marine Hydrocarbon Seeps - Microbiology and Biogeochemistry of a Global Marine Habitat. Springer Nature Switzerland (in press)


Teske A., Carvalho V. Large sulfur-oxidizing bacteria at Gulf of Mexico hydrocarbon seeps. In: Marine Hydrocarbon Seeps - Microbiology and Biogeochemistry of a Global Marine Habitat. Editors: A. Teske and V. Carvalho. Springer Nature Switzerland (in press)


Wegener G., Knittel K., Bohrmann G., Schubotz F. Benthic deep-sea life associated with asphaltic hydrocarbon emissions in the southern Gulf of Mexico. In: Marine Hydrocarbon Seeps - Microbiology and Biogeochemistry of a Global Marine Habitat. Editors: A. Teske and V. Carvalho. Springer Nature Switzerland (in press)


Speich S., Lee T., Muller-Karger F. E., Lorenzoni L., Pascual A., Jin D., Delory E., Reverdin G., Siddorn J., Lewis M. R., Marba N., Buttigieg P. L., et al. (2019). Oceanobs19: An Ocean of Opportunity. Frontiers in Marine Science 6, 570.


Dittami S.M, Arboleda E., Auguet J.C., Bigalke A., Briand E., Cárdenas P., Cardini U., Decelle J., Engelen A. H., Eveillard D., Gachon C.M., Griffiths S.M., Harder T., Kayal E., Kazamia E., Lallier F., Medina M., Marzinelli E., Morganti T.,  Núñez Pons L., Pardo S., Valverde J.P., Saha M., Selosse M.A., Skillings D., Stock W., Sunagawa S., Toulza E., Vorobev A., Leblanc C., and Not F. (2019). A community perspective on the concept of marine holobionts: current status, challenges, and future directions. PeerJ Reprints doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27519v1.


Kahlert M., Alfjorden A., Apunte-Ramos K., Bailet B., Pérez Burillo J., Carrera Gonzalez A. G., Castro D., Di Bernardi C., Dully V., Fekete J., Frühe L., González R., Gratsia E., Hanjalić J., Kamberović J., Kelly A.-M., Meriggi C., Nousiainen I., Ørberg S., Orr J., Quintana C., Papatheodoulou A., Sargac J., Shahbaz M., Tapolczai K., Tosic K., Wallin I., Zupančič M., Bohman P., Buttigieg P. L., Häubner N., Leese F., Macher J., Peura S., Roslin T., Strand M., Terenius O., Vasselon V., Weigand A. M. (2019). New molecular methods to assess biodiversity. Potentials and pitfalls of DNA metabarcoding: a workshop report. Research Ideas and Outcomes: e38915. e38915.

  Bienhold C. and Boetius A. (2017) Mikroorganismen des Tiefseebodens: Vielfalt, Verteilung und Funktion. In: Faszination Meeresforschung. Ein ökologisches Lesebuch. 2. Auflage. Editoren: G. Hempel, K. Bischof, W. Hagen, Springer-Spektrum Verlag, Heidelberg pp. 211-222. DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-49714-2_20

Driemel A., Fahrbach E., Rohardt G., Beszczynska-Moller A., Boetius A. et al. (2017) From pole to pole: 33 years of physical oceanography onboard R/V Polarstern. Earth System Science Data. Vol 9(1); 211-220 DOI 10.5194/essd-9-211-2017

  Linke, P., Haeckel, M., Schneider von Deimling, J., Vielstädte, L., Schmidt, M., Karstens, J., Berndt, C., Herreilers, H., Lichtschlag, A., James, R., Connelly, D., Baumberger, T., Pedersen, R.B., Denny, A.R., Rapp, H.T., Thorseth, I.H., Molari, M., de Beer, D., Rehder, G., Kedzior, S., Beaubien, S. and de Vittor, C. (2014) Fluxes of CO2 from natural seep sites and Sleipner storage site ECO2 Deliverable, D2.2., 43 pp. ECO2 Project Office, Kiel, Germany. DOI 10.3289/ECO2_D2.2.
  Queirós, A.M., Norling, K., Amaro, T., Nunes, J., Cummings, D., Yakushev, E., Sorensen, K., Harris, C., Woodward, M., Danovaro, R., Rastelli, E., Alve, E., De Vittor, C., Karuza, A., Cibic, T., Monti, M., Ingrosso, G., Fornasaro, D., Beaubien, S.E., Guilini, K., Vanreusel, A., Molari, M., Boetius, A., Ramette, A., Wenzhöfer, F., de Beer, D., Weber, M., Grünke, S., Bigalke, N. and Widdicombe, S. (2014) Potential impact of CCS leakage on marine communities ECO2 Deliverable, D4.1 . Plymouth Marine Laboratory. DOI 10.3289/ECO2_D4.1.
  Boetius, A., Gutt J., Helmke E., and Meyer B. (2013) Leben im und unter dem Eis – zur Vielfalt des Lebens in polaren Lebensräumen. In E. Beck (ed). „Die Vielfalt des Lebens“, Wiley-VCH Weinheim, pp. 149-160.
  Youle, M., F. Rohwer, A. Stacy, M. Whiteley, B.C. Steel, N.J. Delalez, A.L. Nord, R.M. Berry, J.P. Armitage, S. Kamoun, S. Hogenhout, S.P. Diggle, J. Gurney, E.J.G. Pollitt, A. Boetius and S.C. Cary. (2012) The Microbial Olympics. Nature Reviews Microbiology 10, 583-588.
  Sergeeva, N.G., A.J. Gooday, S.A. Mazlumyan, E.A. Kolesnikova, A. Lichtschlag*, T.N., Kosheleva and O.V. Anikeeva. (2012) Meiobenthos of the oxic/anoxic interface in the south-western region of the Black Sea: abundance and taxonomic composition. In A.V. Altenbach, J.M. Bernhard and J. Seckbach (eds). “Anoxia: Evidence for eukaryote survival and paleontological strategies”, Springer Netherlands, pp. 369-401.
  Knittel, K. und A. Boetius. (2011) Anaerobic oxidation of methane. In V. Thiel und J. Reitner (eds). “Encyclopedia of Geobiology”. Springer Verlag, pp. 36-47.
  Boetius, A. und H. Boetius. (2011) Das Dunkle Paradies – Entdeckung der Tiefsee. Random House Bertelsmann, pp. 456.
  Amaral-Zettler, L., L.F. Artigas, J. Baross, P.A.L. Bharathi, A. Boetius, D. Chandramohan, G. Herndl, K. Kogure, P. Neal, C. Pedrós-Alió, A. Ramette, S. Schouten, L. Stal, A. Thessen, J. de Leeuw und M. Sogin. 2010. A Global Census of Marine Microbes. In A.D. McIntyre (ed) “Life in the World’s Oceans”. Blackwell Publishing, Part 3 Oceans Present – Global Distributions, pp. 223-245.
  Boetius, A. und K. Knittel. 2010. Habitats of anaerobic methane oxidizers. In K.N. Timmis (ed) “Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology”. Springer Verlag, Part 21 Microbial Communities Based on Hydrocarbons, Oils and Fats: Natural Habitats, pp. 2193-2202.
  Boetius, A. und F. Wenzhöfer. 2010. Methods for the study of cold seep ecosystems. In K.N. Timmis (ed) “Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology”. Springer Verlag, Part 31 Experimental Protocols and Appendices, pp. 3443-3451.
  Fischer, J.P. und T.G. Ferdelman. 2010. Vierzig Tage in der Wasserwüste. Spektrum der Wissenschaft, March 2010, pp. 16-18.
  Knittel, K. und A. Boetius. 2010. Anaerobic Methane Oxidizers. In K.N. Timmis (ed) “Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology”. Springer Verlag, Part 19 The Microbes (6), pp. 2023-2032.
  Niemann, H. und A. Boetius. 2010. Mud volcanoes. In K.N. Timmis (ed) “Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology”. Springer Verlag, Part 3, pp. 205-214.
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  Boetius, A., C. Bienhold, S. Schöttner, J. Ufkes und A. Ramette (2009). Fingerabdrücke mikrobieller Gemeinschaften im Meer. BIOspektrum 7, 726-729.
  Boetius, A., T. Holler, K. Knittel, J. Felden und F. Wenzhöfer (2009). The seabed as natural laboratory: Lessons from uncultivated methanotrophs. In S. Epstein (ed) “Uncultivated Microorganisms”. Springer Verlag, Microbiology Monographs, pp. 59-82.
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M.Sc. and Ph.D. Theses

Meyer, R. (2020) Investigating global-scale biodiversity of marine microbes - Towards a transparent, accessible, and interoperable system for omics data exchange. (M.Sc. thesis). University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany.


Maeke, M. (2019) Anaerobic pentane and hexane degradation by thermophilic microorganisms from Guaymas Basin. University of Bremen/Max-Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany


Fadeev E. (2018) PhD thesis. Ecological observations of pelagic bacterial and archaeal communities in an Atlantic-Arctic boundary zone. Uni­ver­si­ty of Bre­men/​Al­fred We­ge­ner In­sti­tu­te for Po­lar and Ma­ri­ne Re­se­arch, Bre­mer­ha­ven, Ger­ma­ny.


Laso-Pérez R. (2018) PhD thesis. A novel mechanism for the anaerobic degradation of non-methane hydrocarbons in archaea. University of Bremen/Max-Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany.


Cardozo Mino M.G. (2018) M.Sc. thesis. Identification of the ecophysiological role of SAR202/Chloroflexi in LTER HAUSGARTEN (Fram Strait) sediments. Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg/ Max-Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany.


Bodur Y. (2018) Benthic soft-bottom communities and ecosystem functions on the Northeast Greenland Shelf. University of Bremen/Max-Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany / Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany /Ghent University, Belgium.


Rapp J. (2018) PhD thesis. Diversity and function of microbial communities in the Arctic Ocean. Uni­ver­si­ty of Bre­men/​Al­fred We­ge­ner In­sti­tu­te for Po­lar and Ma­ri­ne Re­se­arch, Bre­mer­ha­ven, Ger­ma­ny.


Hoffman R. (2018) PhD thesis. Organic carbon cycling in Potter Cove (Antarctica): Subject to glacier retreat. Uni­ver­si­ty of Bre­men/​Al­fred We­ge­ner In­sti­tu­te for Po­lar and Ma­ri­ne Re­se­arch, Bre­mer­ha­ven, Ger­ma­ny.


Blumberg K. (2018) M.Sc. Thesis. Interconnecting Arctic observatory data through machine-actionable knowledge representation: are ontologies fit for purpose? University of Bremen/Max-Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany


Von Jackowski A.C. (2018) M.Sc. Thesis. Effect of seamounts on microbial diversity and community structure in the Central Arctic Ocean. University of Bremen/Max-Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany


Hahn, C.J. (2017) M.Sc. Thesis. Ecology and genomics of Archaea involved in hydrocarbon degradation. University of Bremen/Max-Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany.


Hoffman K. (2017) PhD Thesis. Identity and function of key bacterial groups in arctic deep-sea surface sediments. University of Bremen/Alfred Wegener Institute for polar and marine research, Bremerhaven, Germany.

  Schorn S. (2017) M.Sc. Thesis. Life style and cell architecture of Achromatium. Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg/Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, Germany.
  Hassenrück, C. (2016) Ph.D. Thesis. Implications of ocean acidification for microbial life and for microbial interactions. University of/Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen, Germany.
  Vonnahme, T. (2016) M.Sc. Thesis. Microbial diversity and function of deep-sea manganese nodule ecosystems. University of Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen, Germany.

Wulff, T. (2015) Ph.D. Thesis. Physics and ecology of the marginal ice zone of the Fram Strait – a robotic approach. University of Bremen.

  Krukenberg, V. (2015) Ph.D. Thesis. Physiological and genomic characterization of thermophilic methanotrophic archaea and partner bacteria. University of Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Laso-Perez, R. (2015) M.Sc. Thesis. Molecular insights into a butane degrading thermophilic consortia. University of Bremen/ MARMIC International Max Planck Research School.
  Valderio, G. (2015) M.Sc. Thesis. Prokaryotic community structure in ultra-slow spreading Southwest Indian Ridge. University of Bologna / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Jessen Reyes, G. L. (2015) Ph.D. Thesis. Structural and functional changes in marine microbial communities associated with oxygen dynamics. University of Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Becker, S. (2014) M.Sc. Thesis. Effects of organic carbon enrichment on benthic bacterial communities from the Arctic deep sea (HAUSGARTEN, Fram Strait). Hochschule Bremerhaven / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Fernández Méndez, M. (2014) Ph.D. Thesis. Primary productivity in Arctic sea ice and ocean. University of Bremen.
  Harding, K. J. (2014) M.Sc. Thesis. Thermophilic consortia involving HotSeep-1. University of Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Jacob, M. (2014) Ph.D. Thesis. Influence of Global Change on microbial communities in Arctic sediments.  University of Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Rapp, J. Z. (2014) M.Sc. Thesis. Bacterial diversity in sea ice, melt ponds, water column, ice algal aggregates and deep-sea sediments of the Central Arctic Ocean. 99 pp. University of Bremen / MARMIC International Max Planck Research School.
  Donis, D. (2013) Ph.D. Thesis. Integrated benthic exchange dynamics and biogeochemical processes under varying environmental conditions. University of Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Ruff, S.E. (2013) Ph.D. Thesis. Microbial community ecology of marine methane seeps. University of Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Pop Ristova, P. (2012) Ph.D. Thesis. Biogeochemical activity and associated biodiversity at reduced deep-sea hotspot ecosystems. University Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Neumann, J. (2012) Ph.D. Thesis. Effect of high CO2 and low pH on benthic communities of the deep sea. University Bremen / Bremen International Graduate School for Marine Sciences (GLOMAR) / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Bienhold, C. (2011) Ph.D. Thesis. Diversity and ecology of bacterial communities at the deep seafloor. University Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Fernandez Mendez, M. (2011) M.Sc. Thesis. Primary productivity of sea ice algae under different environmental conditions. University Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen / Alfred Wegener Institute Bremerhaven.
  Krukenberg, V. (2011) M.Sc. Thesis. Characterization of thermophilic anaerobic methanotrophy associated with sulfate reduction in Guaymas Basin enrichment cultures. Uni Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen..
  Gobet, A. (2010) Ph.D. Thesis. Microbial community ecology of temperate coastal sands. Jacobs University Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Grünke, S. (2010) Ph.D. Thesis. Diversity of mat-forming sulfide-oxidizing bacteria at continental margins. University Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Schöttner, S. (2010) Ph.D. Thesis. Bacterial habitat differentiation in cold- and warm-water coral reef ecosystems. Jacobs University Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Sonntag, B. (2010). M.Sc. Thesis. Mikrobielle Deuterierung zur Ermittlung von Methanogeneseraten. University Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Felden, J. (2009) Ph.D. Thesis. Methane fluxes and associated biogeochemical processes in cold seep ecosystems. Jacobs University Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Fischer, J. (2009) Ph.D. Thesis. Oxygen dynamics of marine sediments on different spatial scales. University Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Jacob, M. (2009) M.Sc. Thesis. Development and validation of community fingerprinting tools to analyze microbial diversity in marine sediments. University Bremen / MARMIC International Max Planck Research School.
  Pop Ristova, P. (2009) M.Sc. Thesis. Biogeochemical activity and associated biodiversity at reduced deep sea hot spot ecosystems. University of Bremen / MARMIC International Max Planck Research School.
  Girnth, A.-C. (2008) Diploma Thesis. Diversity of sulfide-oxidizing bacteria at Amon Mud Volcano. Leibniz University Hannover / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Böer, S. (2008) Ph.D. Thesis. Investigation of the distribution and activity of benthic microorganisms in coastal habitats. University Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Pfitzner, B. (2008) Diploma Thesis. Microbial Diversity in carbonate and silicate sands of warm-water coral reefs. LMU Munich / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Ufkes, J. (2008) Diploma Thesis. Impact of increased CO2 concentration on the structure of microbial communities in marine sediments. University Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Wegener, G. (2008) Ph.D. Thesis. Methane oxidation and carbon assimilation in marine sediments. University Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Braunshausen, A. (2007) Diploma Thesis. Archaea im Arktischen Tiefseeschwamm Tentorium semisuberites. Universität Bochum / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Meziti, A. (2007) M.Sc. Thesis. Diversity and detection of Archaea in deep-sea sediments. University of Bremen / MARMIC International Max Planck Research School.
  Omoregie, E. (2007) Ph.D. Thesis. Function and diversity of marine and hypersaline mat forming microbial communities.  Jacobs University Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Schöttner, S. I. (2007) M.Sc. Thesis. Microbial Habitats in Cold-Water Coral Reef Ecoystems: Exploring Diversity, Structure and Dynamics of Associated Prokaryotic Communities. University of Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Sweetman, A. K. (2007) Ph.D. Thesis. Macrofaunal and foraminiferal community structure and their response to simulated phytodetrital food pulses in two contrasting environments. University of Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Kirf, M. K. (2006) Diploma Thesis. Investigating small scale advective processes at a sandy sediment water interface from a diffusive approach. Universität Oldenburg / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.
  Niemann, H. (2005) Ph.D. Thesis. Rates and signatures of methane turnover in sediments of continental margins. University of Bremen / Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology Bremen.


(*indicates work by former members of the Habitat Group published after they had left; #indicates work by members from before they joined)
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