Kirsten Küsel
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Prof. Dr. Kirsten Küsel


Phone: +49 (0)3641 9-494 61










Microorganisms control most of the global biogeochemical cycles necessary to sustain life. Iron minerals especially dominate the solid phase of porous media and their redox cycling supports key biogeochemical processes, which influence the fate of organic matter or contaminant elements. Based on my interdisciplinary background, my research group is focused on the microbial processes and biogeochemistry of a variety of ecosystems from freshwater lakes and sediments, peatlands, and both pristine and heavy metal contaminated streams and aquifers. We use both molecular and cultivation-based techniques to unravel the structure/function relationships of the inherent microbial communities.

Postgraduate professional career

Since 2014 Full Professor (W3) of Aquatic Geomicrobiology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Since 2012 Co-Director of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

Summer 2014 Sabbatical at Montana State University, Centre for Biofilm Engineering Bozeman, USA

20092014 Apl. Professor of Limnology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

20042009 Associate Professor of Limnology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

20032004 Scientific Assistant (C2), Ecological Microbiology, BITÖK, University of Bayreuth

19972003 Scientific Assistant (C1), Ecological Microbiology, BITÖK, University of Bayreuth

19971998 Postdoctoral fellow, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Gulf Ecology Division,Florida, USA

19951996 Postdoctoral research associate, Bayreuth Institute for Terrestrial Ecosystem Research (BITÖK)


Academic qualifications

2003 Habilitation and Venia Legendi for Microbiology, University of Bayreuth; Mentor: Prof. Dr. Harold Drake

1995 Dissertation in Environmental Microbiology (Dr. rer. nat., summa cum laude), Bayreuth Institute for Terrestrial Ecosystem Research (BITÖK), University of Bayreuth; Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Harold Drake

1986–1992 Diploma studies in Geoecology (with highest honors), University of Bayreuth; Major in Hydrology; Thesis: Reductive dehalogenation chloraromatic compounds in municipal leachates affected by the presence of alternative electron acceptors under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Reimer Herrmann


Services and Editorial Boards

Since 2019 Board member of the DFG Cluster of Excellence Balance of the Microverse

Since 2019 Member of the selection committee for the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz-Preis (DFG)

Since 2016 Elected Councilor of the European Association of Geochemistry

Since 2015 International board member of the International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME)

Since 2014 Member of the Directorate of the Graduate Academy of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (JGA)

Since 2014 Member of the Alliance for Terrestrial Infrastructure

Since 2013 Member of the Directorate of the Water Science Alliance e. V.

Since 2013 Speaker of the Collaborative Research Centre 1076 AquaDiva

Since 2012 Co-Director of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

Since 2008 Member of the DFG Senate Commission on Water Research (KoWa)

2016 Elected Councilor of the European Association of Geochemistry

2008–2016 Associate Editor of Biogeosciences

2015 Elected as Chair (2019) and Co-Chair (2017) for the Gordon Research Conference Applied and Environmental Microbiology

2015 International Board Member of the International Society of Microbial Ecology (ISME)

20122015 Member of the Scientific Committee for the Goldschmidt Conference

20102014 Leader of the DFG working group: Role of inland water for global carbon budgets

20112013 Member of the Editorial Board of Frontiers of Terrestrial Microbiology

2005–2013 Member of the Editorial Board of Applied and Environmental Microbiology

2008–2010 Mentor at “Plan M Mentoring at MARUM / GLOMAR”

20052008 Equality Officer of the Faculty for Biology and Pharmacy


Honors and Awards

2012 Eminent Speaker Award from the European Association for Geochemistry (EAG)

2008 Best poster award, 12th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology: Microbial Diversity - Sustaining the blue planet, Cairns, Australia

2008 Best poster award, 27th annual meeting of German Protistology, Kiel, Germany

2006 Travel grant, 11th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology: The Hidden Powers - Microbial Communities in Action, Wien/Österreich

2005 Best poster award, ASLO Summer meeting, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

2005 Award for application of third-party funds for young scientists, FSU Jena


Google scholar



Herrmann M, Geesink P, Richter R, Küsel K (2020): Canopy position has a stronger effect than tree species identity on phyllosphere bacterial diversity in a floodplain hardwood forest. Microbial Ecology, accepted.

Herrmann M., Dam H.T., Kaster A.-K. and Küsel K. (2020) Genome-inferred spatio-temporal resolution of an uncultivated Roizmanbacterium reveals its ecological preferences in oligotrophic groundwater. Environmental Microbiology, in print. Doi: 10.1111.1462-2920.14865.

Cooper R.E., Wegner C.-E., McAllister S.M., Shevchenko O., Chan C.S., Küsel K. (2020) Draft genome sequence of Sideroxydans sp. strain CL21, an Fe(II)-Oxidizing bacterium. Microbiology Resource Announcements 9(2): e01444-19. Doi: 10.1128/MRA.01444-19.

Geesink P., Wegner C.-E., Probst A.J., Herrmann M., Dam H.T., Kaster A.-K. and Küsel K. (2020) Genome-inferred spatio-temporal resolution of an uncultivated Roizmanbacterium reveals its ecological preferences in oligotrophic groundwater. Environmental Microbiology, in print. Doi: 10.1111.1462-2920.14865.

Herrmann M., Geesink P., Yan L., Lehmann R., Totsche K.U., Küsel K. (2020) Complex food webs coincide with high genetic potential for chemolithoautotrophy in fractured bedrock groundwater. Water Research 170: 115306. Doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2019.115306.

Li Q., Cooper R.E., Wegner C.-E., Küsel K. (2020) Molecular mechanisms underpinning aggregation in Acidiphilium sp. C61 isolated from iron-rich pelagic aggregates. Microorganisms 8(3): 314. Doi: 10.3390/microorganisms8030314.

Wegner C.-E., Gorniak L., Riedel S., Westermann M., Küsel K. (2020) Physiological and genomic insights into lanthanide-dependent methylotrophs of the family Beijerinckiaceae. Applied and Environmental Microbiology86(1): e01830-19. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.01830-19.

Yan L., Herrmann M., Kampe B., Lehmann R., Totsche K.U., Küsel K. (2020) Environmental selection shapes the formation of near-surface groundwater microbiomes. Water Research 170: 115341. Doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2019.115341.



Benk S.A., Yan L., Lehmann R., Roth V.-N., Schwab V.F., Totsche K.U., Küsel K., Gleixner G. (2019) Fueling diversity in the subsurface: Composition and age of dissolved organic matter in the Critical Zone. Frontiers in Earth Science, in print. Doi: 10.3389/feart.2019.00296.

Bushman T.J., Akob D.M., Bohu T., Beyer A., Woyke T., Shapiro N., Lapidus A., Klenk H.-P., Küsel K. (2019) Draft genome sequence of Mn(II)-oxidizing bacterium Oxalobacteraceae sp. strain AB_14. Microbiology Resource Announcements 8(43), e01024-19.

Guerra C.A., Heintz-Buschart A., Sikorski J., Chatzinotas A., Guerrero-Ramírez N., Cesarz S., Beaumelle L., Rillig M.C., Maestre F.T., Delgado-Baquerizo M., Buscot F., Overmann J., Patoine G., Phillips H.R.P., Winter M., Wubet T., Küsel K., Bardgett R.D., Cameron E.K., Cowan D., Grebenc T., Marín C., Orgiazzi A., Singh B.K., Wall D.H., Eisenhauer N. (2019) Blind spots in global soil biodiversity and ecosystem function research. bioRxiv preprint 774356. Doi: 10.1101/774356.

Hädrich A., Taillefert M., Akob D.M., Cooper R.E., Litzba U., Wagner F.E., Nietzsche S., Ciobota V., Rösch P., Popp J., Küsel K. (2019) Microbial Fe(II) oxidation by Sideroxydans lithotrophicus ES-1 in the presence of Schlöppnerbrunnen fen-derived humic acids. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 95(4): fiz034.

Herrmann M., Wegner C.-E., Taubert M., Geesink P., Lehmann K., Yan L., Lehmann R., Totsche K.U., Küsel K. (2019) Predominance of Cand. Patescibacteria in groundwater is caused by their preferential mobilization from soils and flourishing under oligotrophic conditions. Frontiers in Microbiology 10: article 1407.

Kügler S., Cooper R.E., Wegner C-E., Mohr J.F., Wichard T., Küsel K. (2019) Iron-organic matter complexes accelerate microbial iron cycling in an iron-rich fen. Science of the Total Environment 646: 972-988.

Lazar C.S., Lehmann R., Stoll W., Rosenberger J., Totsche K.U., Küsel K. (2019) The endolithic bacterial diversity of shallow bedrock ecosystems. Science of the Total Environment 679: 35-44.

Nawaz A., Purahong W., Herrmann M., Küsel K., Buscot F., Wubet T. (2019) DNA- and RNA-derived fungal communities in subsurface aquifers only partly overlap but react similarly to environmental factors. Microorganisms 7(9): 341.

Schwab V., Nowak M.E., Elder C.D., Trumbore S.E., Xu X., Gleixner G., Lehmann R., Pohnert G., Muhr J., Küsel K. (2019) 14C-free carbon is a major contributor to cellular biomass in geochemically distinct groundwater of shallow sedimentary aquifers. Water Resources Research 55(3): 2104-2121.

Schwab V., Nowak M.E., Trumbore S.E., Xu X., Gleixner G., Muhr J., Küsel K., Totsche K.U. (2019) Isolation of individual saturated fatty acid methyl esters derived from groundwater phospholipids by preparative-high pressure liquid chromatography for compound specific radiocarbon analyses. Water Resources Research 55(3): 2521-2531.

Taubert M., Stähly J., Kolb S., Küsel K. (2019) Divergent microbial communities in groundwater and overlying soils exhibit functional redundancy for plant-polysaccharide degradation. PLOS ONE 14(3): e0212937.

Wegner C.-E., Gaspar M., Geesink P., Herrmann M., Marz M., Küsel K. (2019) Biogeochemical regimes in shallow aquifers reflect the metabolic coupling of elements of nitrogen, sulfur and carbon. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 85(5): e02346-18.

Wondraczek L., Pohnert G., Schacher F.H., Köhler A., Gottschaldt M., Schubert U.S., Küsel K., Brakhage A.A. (2019) Artificial microbial arenas: Materials for observing and manipulating microbial consortia. Advanced Materials 31, 1900284.

Xenophontos C., Taubert M., Harpole W.S., Küsel K. (2019) Phylogenetic and functional diversity have contrasting effects on the ecological functioning of bacterial communities. bioRxiv preprint 839696. Doi: 10.1101/839696.



Ding S., Kohlhepp B., Trumbore S., Küsel K., Totsche K.U., Pohnert G., Gleixner G., Schwab V.F. (2018) In situ production of core and intact bacterial and archaeal tetraether lipids in groundwater. Organic Geochemistry 126: 1-12.

Geesink P., Tyc O., Küsel K., Taubert M., van de Velde C., Kumar S., Garbeva P. (2018) Growth promotion and inhibition induced by interactions of groundwater bacteria. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, fiy164. Doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiy164

Kumar S., Herrmann M., Blohm A., Hilke I., Frosch T., Trumbore S.E., Küsel K. (2018) Thiosulfate- and hydrogen-driven autotrophic denitrification by a microbial consortium enriched from groundwater of an oligotrophic limestone aquifer. FEMS Microbiology Ecology: fiy141. -Link to abstract

Nawaz A., Purahong W., Lehmann R., Herrmann M., Totsche K.U., Küsel K., Wubet T., Buscot F. (2018) First insights into the living groundwater mycobiome of the terrestrial biogeosphere. Water Research 145: 50-61.

Shade A., Dunn R.R., Blowes S.A., Keil P., Bohannan B.J.M., Herrmann M., Küsel K., Lennon J.T., Sanders N.J., Storch D., Chase J. (2018) Macroecology to unite all life, large and small Trends in Ecology & Evolution 33(10): 731-744.

Taubert M., Stöckel S., Geesink P., Girnus S., Jehmlich N., von Bergen M., Rösch P., Popp J., and Küsel K. (2018) Tracking active groundwater microbes with D2O labelling to understand their ecosystem function. Environmental Microbiology  20(1): 369-384. -Link to abstract



Bolanz R.M., Grauer C., Cooper R.E., Göttlicher J., Steininger R., Perry S., and Küsel K. (2017) Incorporation of molybdenum(VI) in akaganéite (β-FeOOH) and the microbial reduction of Mo-akaganéite by Shewanella loihica PV-4. Cryst Eng Comm 19: 6189-6198. -Link to abstract

Cooper R.E., Eusterhues K., Wegner C.-E., Totsche K.U., Küsel K. (2017) Ferrihydrite-associated organic matter (OM) stimulates reduction by Shewanella oneidensis MR-1 and a complex microbial consortia. Biogeosciences 14(22): 5171-5188. - Link to abstract

Herrmann M., Opitz S., Harzer R., Totsche K.U., and Küsel K. (2017) Attached and suspended denitrifier communities in pristine limestone aquifers harbor high fractions of potential autotrophs oxidizing reduced iron and sulfur compounds. Microb Ecol 74(2): 264-277. -Link to abstract

Jousset A., Bienhold C., Chatzinotas A., Gallien L., Gobet A., Kurm V., Küsel K., Rillig M.C., Rivett D.W., Salles J.F., van der Heijden M.G.A., Youssef N.H., Zhang X.W., Wei Z., and Hol W.H.G. (2017) Where less may be more: how the rare biosphere pulls ecosystems strings. ISME Journal 11: 853-862. -Link to abstract

Kohlhepp B., Lehmann R., Seeber P., Küsel K., Trumbore S.E., and Totsche K.U. (2017) Aquifer configuration and geostructural links control the groundwater quality in thin-bedded carbonatesiliciclastic alternations of the Hainich CZE, central Germany. HESS 21(12): 6091-6116. -Link to abstract

Kumar S., Herrmann M., Thamdrup B., Schwab V.F., Geesink P., Trumbore S.E., Totsche K.U., Küsel, K. (2017) Nitrogen loss from pristine carbonate-rock aquifers of the Hainich Critical Zone Exploratory (Germany) is primarily driven by chemolithoautotrophic anammox processes. Frontiers in Microbiology 8: 1951. - Link to abstract

Kwon M.J., Beulig F., Ilie I., Wildner M., Küsel K., Merbold L., Mahecha M.D., Zimov N., Zimov S.A., Heimann M., Schuur E.A.G., Kostka J.E., Kolle O., Hilke I., and Göckede M. (2017) Plants, microorganisms, and soil temperatures contribute to a decrease in methane fluxes on a drained Arctic floodplain. Global Change Biology 23(6): 2396-2412. -Link to abstract

Lazar C.S., Stoll W., Lehmann R., Herrmann M., Schwab V.F., Akob D.M., Nawaz A., Wubet T., Buscot F., Totsche K.U., Küsel K. (2017) Archaeal diversity and CO2 fixers in carbonate-/siliciclastic-rock groundwater ecosystems. Archaea 2017: article ID 2136287. Doi: 10.1155/2017/2136287.

Metzger J.C., Wutzler T., Dalla Valle N., Filipzik J., Grauer C., Lehmann R., Roggenbuck M., Schelhorn D., Weckmüller J., Küsel K., Totsche K.U., Trumbore S., Hildebrandt A. (2017) Vegetation impacts soil water content patterns by shaping canopy water fluxes and soil properties. Hydrological Processes 31(22): 3783-3795. - Link to abstract

Mori J.F., Scott J.J., Hager K.W., Moyer C.L., Küsel K., Emerson D. (2017) Physiological and ecological implications of an iron-or hydrogen-oxidizing member of the Zetaproteobacteria, Ghiorsea bivora, gen. nov., sp. nov. ISME Journal 11: 2624-2636. - Link to abstract

Mori J.F., Ueberschaar N., Lu S., Cooper R.E., Pohnert G., and Küsel K. (2017) Sticking together: Inter-species aggregation of bacteria isolated from iron snow is controlled by chemical signaling. ISME Journal 11: 1075-1086. -Link to abstract

Nowak M. E., Schwab V. F., Lazar C. S., Behrendt T., Kohlhepp B., Totsche K. U., Küsel K., and Trumbore S. E. (2017) Carbon isotopes of dissolved inorganic carbon reflect utilization of different carbon sources by microbial communities in two limestone aquifer assemblages. HESS 21(9): 4283-4300. -Link to abstract

Schwab V.F., Herrmann M., Roth V.N., Gleixner G., Lehmann R., Pohnert G., Trumbore S., Küsel K., and Totsche K.U. (2017) Functional diversity of microbial communities in pristine aquifers inferred by PLFA- and sequencing-based approaches. Biogeosciences 14(10): 2697-2714. -Link to abstract

Starke R., Müller M., Gaspar M., Marz M., Küsel K., Totsche K. U., von Bergen M., and Jehmlich N. (2017) Candidate Brocadiales dominates C, N and S cycling in anoxic groundwater of a pristine limestone-fracture aquifer. Journal of Proteomics 152: 153-160. -Link to abstract



Beulig F., Urich T., Nowak M., Trumbore S.E., Gleixner G., Gilfillan G.D., Fjelland K.E., and Küsel K. (2016) Altered carbon turnover processes and microbiomes in soils under long-term extremely high CO2 exposure. Nature Microbiology 1: 15025. -Link to abstract

Bohu T., Akob D. M., Abratis M., Lazar C. S., and Küsel K. (2016) Biological low pH Mn(II) oxidation in a manganese deposit influenced by metal-rich groundwater. Appl Environ Microbiol 82(10): 3009-3021. -Link to abstract

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2016) Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas - Earth Sciences Research - EU Bookshop. Contributors: Küsel, K., Totsche, K. U., Trumbore, S. E., Buscot, F.; Chapter III - Geographical and temporal distribution, p. 73.

Fabisch M., Freyer G., Johnson C.A., Büchel G., Akob D.M., Neu T.R., and Küsel K. (2016) Dominance of ‘Gallionella capsiferriformans’ and heavy metal association with Gallionella-like stalks in metal-rich pH 6 mine water discharge. Geobiology 14(1): 68-90. -Link to abstract

Küsel K., Totsche K.U., Trumbore S.E., Lehmann R., Steinhäuser C., and Herrmann M. (2016) How deep can surface signals be traced in the Critical Zone? Merging biodiversity with biogeochemistry research in a central German Muschelkalk landscape. Front Earth Sci 4: 32. -Link to abstract

Lu S., Pfeiffer S., Lazar C. S., Oldham C., Neu T.R., Ciobotă V., Näb O., Lillicrap A., Rösch P., Popp J., and Küsel K. (2016) Extremophile microbiomes in acidic and hypersaline river sediments of Western Australia. Environmental Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology Reports 8(1): 58-67. -Link to abstract

Miot J., Lu S., Morin G., Adra A., Benzerara K., and Küsel K. (2016) Iron mineralogy across the oxycline of a lignite mine lake. Chem Geol 434: 28-42. -Link to abstract

Mori J.F., Lu S., Händel M., Totsche K.U., Neu T.R., Vlad Iancu V., Tarcea N., Popp J., and Küsel K. (2016) Schwertmannite formation at cell junctions by a new filament-forming Fe(II)-oxidizing isolate affiliated with the novel genus Acidithrix. Microbiology 162: 62-71. -Link to abstract

Nawaz A., Purahong W., Lehmann R., Herrmann M., Küsel K., Totsche K.U., Buscot F., and Wubet T. (2016) Superimposed pristine limestone aquifers with marked hydrochemical differences exhibit distinct fungal communities. Front Microbiol 7: 666. -Link to abstract

Rughöft S., Herrmann M., Lazar C.S., Cesarz S., Levick S., Trumbore S., and Küsel K. (2016) Community composition and abundance of nitrifiers and total bacterial and archaeal populations in savanna soils on contrasting bedrock material in Kruger National Park, South Africa. Front Microbiol 7: 1638. (Corrigendum: Front. Microbiol. 7: 1954.) -Link to abstract



Beulig, F., Heuer, V.B., Akob, D.M., Viehweger, B., Elvert, M., Herrmann, M., Hinrichs, K.U., and Küsel, K. (2015) Carbon flow from volcanic CO2 into soil microbial communities of a wetland mofette. ISME Journal 9: 746-759. -Link to abstract

Bohu, T., Santelli, C.M., Akob, D.M., Neu, T.R., Ciobotă, V., Rösch, P., Popp, J., Nietzsche, S., and Küsel, K. (2015) Characterization of pH dependent Mn(II) oxidation strategies and formation of a bixbyite-like phase by Mesorhizobium australicum T-G1. Front Microbiol 6: 734. -Link to abstract

Herrmann, M., Rusznyak, A., Akob, D.M., Schulze, I., Opitz, S., Totsche, K.U., and Küsel, K. (2015) Large fractions of CO2-fixing microorganisms in pristine limestone aquifers appear to be involved in the oxidation of reduced sulfur and nitrogen compounds. Appl Environ Microbiol 81(7): 2384-2394. -Link to abstract

Johnson, C., Murayama, M., Küsel, K., and Hochella Jr., M.F. (2015) Polycrystallinity of green rust minerals and their synthetic analogs: Implications for particle formation and reactivity in complex systems. American Mineralogist 100(10): 2091-2105. -Link to abstract

Keiner, R., Herrmann, M., Küsel, K., Popp, J., and Frosch, T. (2015) Rapid monitoring of intermediate states and mass balance of nitrogen during denitrification by means of cavity enhanced Raman multi-gas sensing. Analytica Chimica Acta 864: 39-47. -Link to abstract

Mori, J.F., Neu, T.R., Lu, S., Händel, M., Totsche, K.U., and Küsel, K. (2015) Iron encrustations on filamentous algae colonized by Gallionella-related bacteria in a metal-polluted freshwater stream. Biogeosciences 12(18): 5277-5289. -Link to abstract

Nowak, M., Beulig, F., von Fischer, J., Muhr, J., Küsel, K., and Trumbore, S.E. (2015) Autotrophic fixation of geogenic CO2 by microorganisms contributes to soil organic matter formation and alters isotope signatures in a wetland mofette. Biogeosciences 12(23): 7169-7183. -Link to abstract

Sitte, J., Löffler, S., Burkhardt, E.-M., Goldfar, K.C., Büchel, G., Hazen, T.C., Küsel, K. (2015) Metals other than uranium affected microbial community composition in a historical uranium-mining site. Environ Sci Pollut Res 22(24): 19326-19341. -Link to abstract



Akob, D.M., Bohu, T., Beyer, A., Schäffner, F., Händel, M., Johnson, C.A., Merten, D., Büchel, G., Totsche, K.U., and Küsel, K. (2014) Identification of Mn(II)-oxidizing bacteria from a low pH contaminated former uranium mine. Appl Environ Microbiol 80(16): 5086-5097. -Link to abstract

Eusterhues, K., Hädrich, A., Neidhardt, J., Küsel, K., Keller, T.F., Jandt, K.D. and Totsche, K.U. (2014) Reduction of ferrihydrite with adsorbed and coprecipitated organic matter: microbial reduction by Geobacter bremensis vs. abiotic reduction by Na-dithionite. Biogeosciences 11(18): 4953-4966. -Link to abstract

Eusterhues, K., Neidhardt, J., Hädrich, A., Küsel, K., and Totsche, K.U. (2014) Biodegradation of ferrihydrite-associated organic matter. Biogeochemistry 119(1-3): 45-50. -Link to abstract

Johnson, C.A., Freyer, G., Fabisch, M., Caraballo, M.A., Küsel, K., Hochella Jr., M.F. (2014) Observations and assessment of iron oxide and green rust nanoparticles in metal-polluted mine drainage within a steep redox gradient. Environ Chem 11(4): 377-391. -Link to abstract

Majzlan, J., Plášil, J., Škoda, R., Gescher, J., Kögler, F., Rusznyak, A., Küsel, K., Neu, T.R., Mangold, S., and Rothe, J. (2014) Arsenic-rich acid mine water with extreme arsenic concentration: Mineralogy, geochemistry, microbiology, and environmental implications. Environ Sci Technol 48(23): 13685-13693. -Link to abstract

Mehlhorn, J., Beulig, F., Küsel, K., Planer-Friedrich, B. (2014) Carbon dioxide triggered metal(loid) mobilisation in a mofette. Chem Geol 382: 54-66. -Link to abstract

Opitz, S., Küsel, K., Spott, O., Totsche, K.U., and Herrmann, M. (2014) Oxygen availability and distance to surface environments determine community composition and abundance of ammonia-oxidizing prokaryotes in two superimposed pristine limestone aquifers in the Hainich region, Germany. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 90(1): 39-53. -Link to abstract

Wang, J., Sickinger, M., Ciobotă, V., Herrmann, M., Rasch, H., Rösch, P., Popp, J., and Küsel, K. (2014) Revealing the microbial community structure of clogging materials in dewatering wells differing in physico-chemical parameters in an open-cast mining area. Water Res 63: 222-233. -Link to abstract



Ciobotă, V., Lu, S., Tarcea, N., Rösch, P., Küsel, K., and Popp, J. (2013) Quantification of the inorganic phase of the pelagic aggregates from an iron contaminated lake by means of Raman spectroscopy. Vib Spectrosc 68: 212-219. -Link to abstract

Drake, L., Küsel, K., Matthies, C. (2013) Acetogenic prokaryotes. In: Rosenberg, E., DeLong, E. F., Lory, S., Stackebrandt, E., Thompson, F. (eds) The Prokaryotes: Prokaryotic Physiology and Biochemistry. 4th edn. Springer: Berlin Heidelberg, pp 3-60. -Link

Fabisch, M., Beulig, F., Akob, D.M., and Küsel, K. (2013) Surprising abundance of Gallionella-related iron oxidizers in creek sediments at pH 4.4 or at high heavy metal concentrations. Front Microbiol 4: 390. -Link to abstract

Keiner, R., Frosch, T., Hanf, S., Rusznyak, A., Akob, D. M., Küsel, K., and Popp, J. (2013) Raman spectroscopy - an innovative and versatile tool to follow the respirational activity and carbonate biomineralization of important cave bacteria. Anal Chem 85(18): 8708-8714. -Link to abstract

Liu, X., Eusterhues, K., Thieme, J., Ciobotă, V., Höschen, C., Mueller, C.W., Küsel, K., Kögel-Knabner, I., Rösch, P., Popp, J., and Totsche, K.U. (2013) STXM and NanoSIMS investigations on EPS fractions before and after adsorption to goethite. Environ Sci Technol 47(7): 3158-3166. -Link to abstract

Lu, S., Chourey, K., Reiche, M., Nietzsche, S., Shah, M.B., Neu, T.R., Hettich, R.L., and Küsel, K. (2013) Insights into the structure and metabolic function of microbes that shape pelagic iron-rich aggregates ("iron snow"). Appl Environ Microbiol 79(14): 4272-4281. -Link to abstract

Risse-Buhl, U., Herrmann, M., Lange, P., Akob, D.M.,  Pizani, N., Schönborn, W., Totsche, K.U., and Küsel, K. (2013) Phagotrophic protist diversity in the groundwater of a karstic aquifer - morphological and molecular analysis. J Eukaryot Microbiol 60(5): 467-479. -Link to abstract

Sitte, J., Pollok, K., Langenhorst, F., and Küsel, K. (2013) Nanocrystalline nickel and cobalt sulfides formed by a heavy metal-tolerant, sulfate-reducing enrichment culture. Geomicrobiol J 30(1): 36-47. -Link to abstract



Akob, D.M.*, Lee, S.H.*, Sheth, M., Küsel, K., Watson, D.B., Palumbo, A.V., Kostka, J.E., and Chin, K.-J. (2012) Gene expression correlates with process rates quantified for sulfate- and Fe(III)-reducing bacteria in U(VI)-contaminated sediments. Frontiers Microbiol 3: 280. *Equal contribution. -Link to abstract

Hädrich, A., Heuer, V. B., Herrmann, M., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Küsel, K. (2012) Origin and fate of acetate in an acidic fen. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 81(2): 339-354. -Link to abstract

Herrmann, M., Hädrich, A., and Küsel, K. (2012) Predominance of thaumarchaeal ammonia oxidizer abundance and transcriptional activity in an acidic fen. Environ Microbiol14(11): 3013-3025. -Link to abstract

Risse-Buhl, U., Trefzger, N., Gleixner, G., Schönborn, W., and Küsel, K. (2012) Tracking the autochthonous carbon transfer in stream biofilm food webs. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 79(1): 118-131. -Link to abstract

Rusznyák, A., Akob, D.M., Nietzsche, S., Eusterhues, K., Totsche, K.U., Neu, T.R., Frosch, T., Popp, J., Keiner, R., Geletneky, J., Katzschmann, L., Schulze, E.-D., and Küsel, K. (2012) Calcite biomineralization by bacterial isolates from the recently discovered pristine karstic Herrenberg cave. Appl Environ Microbiol 78(4): 1157-1167. -Link to abstract



Akob, D.M., Kerkhof, L., Küsel, K., Watson, D.B., Palumbo, A.V., and Kostka, J.E. (2011) Linking specific heterotrophic bacterial populations to bioreduction of uranium and nitrate using stable isotope probing in contaminated subsurface sediments. Appl Environ Microbiol 77(22): 8197-8200. -Link to abstract

Akob, D.M. and Küsel, K. (2011) Where microorganisms meet rocks in the Earth's Critical Zone. Biogeosciences 8(12): 3531-3543. -Link to abstract

Avrahami, S., Jia, Z., Neufeld, J.D., Murrell, J.C., Conrad, R., and Küsel, K. (2011) Active autotrophic ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in biofilm enrichments from simulated creek ecosystems at two ammonium concentrations respond to temperature manipulation. Appl Environ Microbiol 77(20): 7329-7338. -Link to abstract

Burkhardt, E.-M., Bischoff, S.,  Akob, D.M., Büchel, G., and Küsel, K. (2011) Heavy metal tolerance of Fe(III)-reducing microbial communities in a contaminated creek bank soil. Appl Environ Microbiol 77(9): 3132-3136. - Link to abstract

Chakraborty, R., Hazen, T.C., Joyner, D.C., Küsel, K., Singer, M.E., Sitte, J., and Torok, T. (2011) Use of immunomagnetic separation for the detection of Desulfovibrio vulgaris from environmental samples. J Microbiol  Methods 86(2): 204-209. - Link to abstract

Herrmann, M., Scheibe, A., Avrahami, S., and Küsel, K. (2011) Ammonium availability affects the ratio of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria to ammonia-oxidizing archaea in simulated creek ecosystems. Appl Environ Microbiol 77(5): 1896-1899. - Link to abstract

Küsel, K., Drake, L. (2011) Acetogens. In: Reitner, J., Thiel, V. (eds.) Encyclopedia of Geobiology. Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series. Springer, Dordrecht. - Link to abstract

Reiche, M., Lu, S., Ciobotă, V., Neu, T.R., Nietzsche, S., Rösch, P., Popp, J., and Küsel, K. (2011) Pelagic boundary conditions affect the biological formation of iron-rich particles (Iron Snow) and their microbial communities. Limnol Oceanogr 56(4): 1386-1398. - Link to abstract



Augspurger, C., and Küsel, K. (2010) Flow velocity and primary production influences carbon utilization in nascent epilithic stream biofilms. Aquatic Sciences 72(2): 237-243. - Link to abstract

Burkhardt, E.-M., Akob, D.M., Bischoff, S., Sitte, J., Kostka, J.E., Banerjee, D., Scheinost, A.C., Küsel, K. (2010) Impact of biostimulated redox processes on metal dynamics in an iron-rich creek soil of a former Uranium mining area. Environ SciTechnol 44(1): 177-183. - Link to abstract

Ciobotă, V., Burkhardt, E.-M., Schumacher, E., Rösch, P., Küsel, K., and Popp, J. (2010) The influence of intracellular storage material on bacterial identification by means of Raman spectroscopy. Anal Bioanal Chem 397(7): 2929-2937. - Link to abstract

Green, S.J., Prakash, O., Gihring, T.M., Akob, D.M., Jasrotia, P., Jardine, P.M., Watson, D.B., Brown, S.D., Palumbo, A.V., and Kostka, J.E. (2010) Denitrifying bacteria from the terrestrial subsurface exposed to mixed waste contamination. Appl Environ Microbiol 76(10): 3244-3254. - Link to abstract

Lu, S., Gischkat, S., Reiche, M., Akob, D.M., Hallberg, K.B., and Küsel, K. (2010) Ecophysiology of Fe-cycling bacteria in acidic sediments. Appl Environ Microbiol 76(24): 8174-8183. - Link to abstract

Lüdecke, C., Reiche, M., Eusterhues, K., Nietzsche, S., and Küsel, K. (2010) Acid-tolerant microaerophilic Fe(II)-oxidizing bacteria promote Fe(III)-accumulation in a fen. Environ Microbiol 12(10): 2814-2825. - Link to abstract

Pohlon, E., Marxsen, J., and Küsel, K. (2010) Pioneering bacterial and algal communities and potential extracellular enzyme activities of stream biofilms. FEMS Microbiol Ecology 71(3): 364-373. - Link to abstract

Reiche, M., Gleixner, G., and Küsel, K. (2010) Effect of peat quality on microbial greenhouse gas formation in an acidic fen. Biogeosciences 7(1): 187-198. - Link to abstract

Sitte, J., Akob, D.M., Kaufmann, C., Finster, K., Banerjee, D., Burkhardt, E.-M., Kostka, J. E., Scheinost, A., Büchel, G. and Küsel, K. (2010) Microbial links between sulfate reduction and metal retention in Uranium- and heavy metal-contaminated soil. Appl Environ Microbiol 76(10): 3143-3152. - Link to abstract

Vishnivetskaya, T.A., Brandt, C.C., Madden, A.S., Drake, M. S., Kostka, J.E., Akob, D.M., Küsel, K., and Palumbo, A.V. (2010) Microbial community changes in response to ethanol or methanol amendments for U(VI) reduction. Appl Environ Microbiol 76(17): 5728-5735. - Link to abstract



Böhme, A., Risse-Buhl, U., and Küsel, K. (2009) Protists with different feeding modes change morphological biofilm characteristics. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 69(2): 158-169. - Link to abstract

Burkhardt, E.-M., Meißner, S., Merten, D., Büchel, G., and Küsel, K. (2009) Heavy metal retention and microbial activities in geochemical barriers formed in glacial sediments subjacent to a former uranium mining leaching heap. Chemie der Erde - Geochemistry 69, S2: 21-34. - Link to abstract

Peiffer, S., Oldham, C., Salmon, U., Lillicrap, A., and Küsel, K. (2009) Does iron cycling trigger generation of acidity in groundwaters of western Australia? Environ Sci Technol 43(17): 6548-6552. - Link to abstract

Reiche, M., Hädrich, A., Lischeid, G., and Küsel, K. (2009) Impact of manipulated drought and heavy rainfall events on peat mineralization processes and source-sink functions of an acidic fen. J Geophys Res 114: G02021. 13 PP. - Link to abstract

Risse-Buhl, U., and Küsel, K. (2009) Colonization dynamics of biofilm associated ciliate morphotypes at different flow velocities. Eur J Protistol 45(1): 64-76. - Link to abstract

Risse-Buhl, U., Scherwass, A., Arndt, H., Kröwer, S., and Küsel, K. (2009) Detachment and motility of biofilm associated ciliates at increased flow velocities. Aquat Microb Ecol 55(3): 209-218. - Link to abstract



Akob, D.A., Mills, H.J., Gihring, T.M., Kerkhof, L., Stucki, J.W., Anastacío, A.S., Chin, K.-J., Küsel, K., Palumbo, A.V., Watson, D.B., and Kostka, J.E. (2008)  Functional diversity and electron donor dependence of microbial populations capable of U(VI) reduction in radionuclide-contaminated subsurface sediments. Appl Environ Microbiol 74(10): 3159-3170. - Link to abstract

Augspurger, C., Gleixner, G., Kramer, C., and Küsel, K. (2008) Tracking carbon flow in a 2-week-old and 6-week-old stream biofilm food web. Limnol Ocean 53(2): 642-650. - Link to abstract

Blöthe, M., Akob, D.M., Kostka, J.E., Göschel, K., Drake, H.L., and Küsel, K. (2008) pH gradient-induced heterogeneity of Fe(III)-reducing microorganisms in coal mining-associated lake sediments. Appl Environ Microbiol 74(4): 1019-1029. - Link to abstract

Küsel, K., Blöthe, M., Schulz, D., Reiche, M., and Drake, H.L. (2008) Microbial reduction of Fe(III) and porewater biogeochemistry in acidic peatlands. Biogeosciences 5(6): 1537-1549. - Link to abstract

Küsel, K., Burkhardt, E.-M., and Sitte, J. (2008) Effect of metal-reducing microorganisms on element fluxes in a former uranium-mining district. In: Liu, S.-J., and Drake, H.L. (eds.), Microbes in the Environment: Perspectives and Challenges, pp. 128-137. Science Press, Beijing.

Reiche, M., Torburg, G., and Küsel, K. (2008) Competition of Fe(III)-reduction and methanogenesis in a slightly acidic fen. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 65(1): 88-101. - Link to abstract

Schmalenberger, A., Tebbe, C.C., Kertesz, M., Drake, H.L. and Küsel, K. (2008) Two-dimensional single strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) of 16S rRNA gene fragments reveals highly dissimilar bacterial communities in an acidic fen. Eur J Soil Biol 44(5-6): 495-500. - Link to abstract



Edwards, L., Küsel, K., Drake, H.L., and Kostka, J.E. (2007) Electron flow in acidic subsurface sediments cocontaminated with nitrate and uranium. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 71(3): 643-654. - Link to abstract

Pohlon, E., Augspurger, C., Risse-Buhl, U., Arle, J., Willkomm, M., Halle, S., and Küsel, K. (2007) Querying the obvious: lessons from a degraded stream. Restoration Ecology 15(2): 312-316. - Link to abstract

Schmalenberger, A., Drake, H.L., and Küsel, K. (2007) High unique diversity of sulfate-reducing prokaryotes in a depth gradient in an acidic fen. Environ Microbiol 9(5): 1317-1328. - Link to abstract

Spänhoff, B., Augspurger, C., and Küsel, K. (2007) Comparing field and laboratory breakdown rates of coarse particulate organic matter: Effects of sediment dynamics can superimpose the impact of dissolved nutrients on mass loss of CPOM in streams. Aquat Sci 69(4): 495-502. - Link to abstract

Spänhoff, B., Bischof, R., Böhme, A., Lorenz, S., Neumeister, K., Nöthlich, A., and Küsel, K. (2007) Assessing the impact of effluents from a modern wastewater treatment plant on breakdown rates of coarse particulate organic matter and benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages in a lowland river. Water, Air & Soil Pollution 180(1-4): 119-129. - Link to abstract



Alewell, C., Paul, S., Lischeid, G., Küsel, K., and Gehre, M. (2006) Characterizing the redox status in three different forested wetlands with biogeochemical data. Environ Sci Technol 40(24): 7609-7615.

Bodelier, P.L.E., Sorrell, B., Drake, H.L., Küsel, K., Hurek, T., Reinhold-Hurek, B., Lovell, C., Megonigal, P., Frenzel, P. (2006) Ecological aspects of microbes and microbial communities inhabiting the rhizosphere of wetland plants. In: Bobbink, R., Beltman, B., Verhoeven, J.T.A., and Whigham, D.F. (eds.), Wetlands as a Natural Resource, Vol. 2, Ecological Studies, Vol. 190, pp. 205-238. Springer-Verlag, New York, New York.

Drake, H.L., Küsel, K., and Matthies, C. (2006) Acetogenic Prokaryotes. In: Dworkin, M., Falkow, S., Rosenberg, E., Schleifer, K.-H., and Stackebrandt, E. (eds.), The Prokaryotes, Vol. 2, pp. 354-420. Springer-Verlag, New York.

Gebühr, C., Pohlon, E., Schmidt, A., and Küsel, K. (2006) Development of the microalgae communities in the phytotelmata of allochthonous populations of Sarracenia purpurea (Sarraceniaceae). Plant Biology 8(6): 849-860.

Gößner, A., Küsel, K., Schulz, D., Trenz, S., Acker, G., Lovell, C.R., and Drake, H.L. (2006) Trophic interaction of the aerotolerant anaerobe Clostridium intestinale and the acetogen Sporomusa rhizae sp. nov. isolated from the roots of the black needlerush Juncus roemerianus. Microbiology 152: 1209-1219.

Küsel, K., Trinkwalter, T., Drake, H.L., and Devereux, R. (2006) Comparative evaluation of anaerobic bacterial communities associated with roots of submerged macrophytes growing in marine or brackish water sediments. J Exp Marine Biol Ecol 337(1): 49-58.

Ogram, A., Bridgham, S., Corstanje, R., Drake, H., Küsel, K., Mills, A., Newman, S., Portier, K., Wetzel, R. (2006) Linkages between microbial community composition and biogeochemical processes across scales. In: Bobbink, R., Beltman, B., Verhoeven, J.T.A., and Whigham, D.F. (eds.), Wetlands as a Natural Resource, Vol. 2, Ecological Studies, Vol. 190, pp. 239-268. Springer-Verlag, New York, New York.

Paul, S., Küsel, K., and Alewell, C. (2006) Reduction processes in forest wetlands: tracking down heterogeneity of source/sink functions with a combination of methods. Soil Biol Biochem 38(5): 1028-1039.

Schnurr-Pütz, S., Baath, E., Guggenberger, G., Drake, H.L., and Küsel, K. (2006) Compaction of forest soil by logging machinery favours colonization by prokaryotes. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 58(3): 503-516.



Drake, H.L., and Küsel, K. (2005) Acetogenic Clostridia. In: Dürre, P. (ed.), Handbook on Clostridia, pp. 719-746. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.



Koschorreck, M., Wendt-Potthoff, K., Chabbi, A., and Küsel, K. (2004) Mikrobielle Prozesse im Uferbereich von sauren Bergbauseen. In: Nixdorf, B., and Deneke, R. (eds.) Grundlagen und Maßnahmen zur biogenen Alkalinisierung von sauren Tagebauseen, pp. 119-137. Weißensee Verlag, Berlin.

Küsel, K., and Alewell, C. (2004) Riparian zones in a forested catchment: hot spots for microbial reductive processes. In: Matzner, E. (ed.) Biogeochemistry of two German forested catchments in a changing environment. Ecological Studies (Analysis and Synthesis), vol 172: 377-395. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg.

Loy, A., Küsel, K., Lehner, A., Klein, M., Drake, H.L., and Wagner, M. (2004) Microarray and functional gene analyses of sulfate-reducing prokaryotes in low sulfate, acidic fens reveal co-occurrence of recognized genera and novel lineages. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70(12): 6998-7009.

Müller, V., Imkamp, F., Rauwolf, A., Küsel, K., and Drake, H.L. (2004) Molecular and cellular biology of acetogenic bacteria. In: Nakano, M.M., and Zuber, P. (eds) Strict and Facultative Anaerobes: Medical and Environmental Aspects, pp. 251-281. Horizon Scientific Press, United Kingdom.



Drake, H.L., and Küsel, K. (2003) How the diverse physiological potentials of acetogens determine their in situ realities. In: Ljungdahl L.G. et al., Biochemistry and Physiology of Anaerobic Bacteria, pp. 171-190. Springer-Verlag, New York.

Horn, M.A., Matthies, C., Küsel, K., Schramm, A., and Drake, H.L. (2003) Hydrogenotrophic methanogenesis by moderately acid-tolerant methanogens of a methane-emitting acidic peat. Appl Environ Microbiol 69(1): 74-83.

Küsel, K. (2003) Microbial cycling of iron and sulfur in acidic coal mining lake sediments. Water Air Soil Poll: Focus 3(1): 67-90.

Küsel, K., Chabbi, A., and Trinkwalter, T. (2003) Microbial processes associated with roots of bulbous rush coated with iron plaques. Microb Ecol 46(3): 302-311.



Drake, H.L., Küsel, K., and Matthies, C. (2002) Ecological consequences of the phylogenetic and physiological diversities of acetogens. Ant van Leeuwenhoek 81(1-4): 203-213.

Karnholz, A., Küsel, K., Gößner, A., Schramm, A., and Drake, H.L. (2002) Tolerance and metabolic response of acetogenic bacteria toward oxygen. Appl Environ Microbiol 68(2): 1005-1009.

Küsel, K., Roth, U., and Drake, H.L. (2002) Microbial reduction of Fe(III) in the presence of oxygen under low pH conditions. Environ Microbiol 4(7): 414-421.

Küsel, K., Wagner, C., Trinkwalter, T., Gößner, A., and Drake, H.L. (2002) Microbial reduction of Fe(III) and turnover of acetate in Hawaiian soils. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 40(1): 73-81.

Regenspurg, S., Gößner, A., Peiffer, S., and Küsel, K. (2002) Potential remobilization of toxic anions during the reduction of arsenated and chromated schwertmannite by the dissimilatory Fe(III)-reducing bacterium Acidiphilium cryptum JF-5. In: Schmidt, N., and Stottmeister, U. (eds.) Biotechnological Remediation of Water Pollution. Water Air Soil Poll: Focus 2(3): 57-67.

Reith, F., Drake, H.L., and Küsel, K. (2002) Anaerobic activities of bacteria and fungi in moderately acidic conifer and deciduous leaf litter. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 41(1): 27-35.



Küsel, K., Karnholz, A., Trinkwalter, T., Devereux, R., Acker, G., and Drake, H.L. (2001) Physiological ecology of Clostridium glycolicum RD-1, an aerotolerant acetogen isolated from sea grass roots. Appl Environ Microbiol 67(10): 4734-4741.

Küsel, K., Roth, U., Trinkwalter, T., and Peiffer, S. (2001) Effect of pH on the anaerobic microbial cycling of sulfur in mining-impacted freshwater lake sediments. Environ Experim Botany 46(3): 213-223.



Küsel, K., and Dorsch, T. (2000) Effect of supplemental electron donors on the microbial reduction of Fe(III), sulfate, and CO2 in coal mining-impacted freshwater lake sediments. Microbiol Ecol 40(3): 238-249.

Küsel, K., Dorsch, T., Acker, G., Stackebrandt, E., and Drake, H.L. (2000) Clostridium scatologenes strain SL1 isolated as an acetogenic bacterium from acidic sediments. Int J Syst Evol Microbiol 50: 537-546.

Peine, A., Tritschler, A., Küsel, K., and Peiffer, S. (2000) Electron flow in an iron-rich sediment - evidence for an acidity driven iron cycle. Limnol Ocean 45(5): 1077-1087.



Küsel, K., Dorsch, T., Acker, G., and Stackebrandt, E. (1999) Microbial reduction of Fe(III) in acidic sediments: Isolation of Acidiphilium cryptum JF-5 capable of coupling the oxidation of glucose to the reduction of Fe(III). Appl Environ Microbiol 65(8): 3633-3640.

Küsel, K., Pinkart, H.C., Drake, H.L., and Devereux, R. (1999) Acetogenic and sulfate-reducing bacteria inhabiting the rhizoplane and deeper cortex cells of the sea grass Halodule wrightii. Appl Environ Microbiol 65(11): 5117-5123.

Küsel, K., Wagner, C., and Drake, H.L. (1999) Enumeration and metabolic product profiles of the anaerobic microflora in the mineral soil and litter of a beech forest. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 29(1): 91-103.



Küsel, K., and Drake, H.L. (1998) Microbial turnover of low molecular weight organic acids during leaf litter decomposition. Soil Biol Biochem 31(1): 107-118.



Drake, H.L., Daniel, S.L., Küsel, K., Matthies, C., Kuhner, C., and Braus-Stromeyer, S. (1997) Acetogenic bacteria: what are the in situ consequences of their diverse metabolic versatilities? BioFactors 6(1): 13-24.



Küsel, K., and Drake, H.L. (1996) Anaerobic capacities of leaf litter. Appl Environ Microbiol 62: 4216-4219.



Küsel, K., and Drake, H.L. (1995) Effects of environmental parameters on the formation and turnover of acetate by forest soils. Appl Environ Microbiol 61: 3667-3675.

Pecher, K., Küsel, K., Fischer, U., and Herrmann, R. (1995) Reductive dehalogenation of chlorinated hydrocarbons during anaerobic stabilization of municipal wastes. Acta Hydrochim Hydrobiol 23: 271-279.



Drake, H.L., Daniel, S. L., Matthies, C., and Küsel, K. (1994) Acetogenesis: reality in the laboratory, uncertainty elsewhere. In: Drake, H.L. (ed.), Acetogenesis, pp. 273-302. Chapman and Hall, Inc., New York.

Küsel, K., and Drake, H.L. (1994) Acetate synthesis in soil from a Bavarian beech forest. Appl Environ Microbiol 60: 1370-1373.



Pecher, K., Fischer, U., and Küsel, K. (1993) Reduktive Dehalogenierung von Chlorkohlenwasserstoffen während der Mülldiagenese. In: Thome-Kozmiensky, K. J. (ed.), Biogas: Anaerobentechnik in der Abfalltechnik. EF-Verlag für Energie- und Umwelttechnik GmbH, Berlin.