Recent Publications

Peer Reviewed & Book Chapters

 

2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 and older

(Individual Publication lists - see Group Members)

 

2019

Castro-Morales, K., G.J. Schürmann, C. Köstler, C. Rödenbeck, M. Heimann and S. Zaehle, 2019, Three decades of simulated global terrestrial carbon fluxes from a data assimilation system confronted to different periods of observations. Biogeosciences, 16, 3009-3032. doi: 10.5194/bg-16-3009-2019.

Cooper R.E. and DiChristina T.J. (2019) Fe(III) oxide reduction by anaerobic biofilm formation-deficient S-Ribosylhomocysteine lyase (LuxS) mutant of Shewanella oneidensis. Geomicrobiology Journal 36(7): 639-650.

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.

 

2018

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 94(11): fiy164. Doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiy164

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.

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 94(10): fiy141. -Link to abstract

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

Howat, A.M., Vollmers, J., Taubert, M., Grob, C., Dixon, J.L., Todd, J.D., Chen, Y., Kaster, A.K., and Murrell, J.C. 2018. Comparative genomics and mutational analysis reveals a novel XoxF-utilizing methylotroph in the Roseobacter group isolated from the marine environment. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:766. -Link to abstract

Shade, A., Dunn, R.R., Blowes, S.A., Keil, P., Bohannan, B.J.M., Herrmann, M., Küsel, K., Lennon, J.T., Sanders, S.J., Storch, D., Chase, J. (2018) Macroecology to unite all life, large and small. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 33(10): 731-744. Doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2018.08.005. - Link to article

 

2017

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. CrystEngComm 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

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

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 J 11: 2624-2636. - 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

Taubert M., Grob C., Howat A.M., Burns O.J., Pratscher J., Jehmlich N., von Bergen M., Richnow H.H., Chen Y., Murrell J.C. (2017) Methylamine as nitrogen source for microorganisms from a coastal marine environment. Environmental Miicrobiology 19(6): 2246-2257. -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/siliclastic-rock groundwater ecosystems. Archaea Vol 2017, ID 2136287. -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.. Hol W.H.G. (2017) Where less be more: how rare biosphere pulls ecosystem strings. ISME J. 11: 853-862. -Link to abstract

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

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

Lazar C.S., Baker B.J., Seitz K., Teske A.P. (2017) Genomic reconstruction of multiple lineages of uncultered benthic archaea suggests distinct biogeochemical roles and ecological niches. The ISME Journal 11: 1118-1129. 10.1038/ismej.2016.189 -Link to abstract

Starke R., Müller M., Gaspar M., Marz M., Küsel K., Totsche K.U., von Bergen M., 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

Jameson E., Taubert M., Coyotzi S., Chen Y., Eyice Ö., Schäfer H., Murrell J.C., Neufeld J.D., Dumont M.G. (2017) DNA-, RNA-, and Protein-Based Stable-Isotope Probing for High-Throughput Biomarker Analysis of Active Microorganisms. Methods in Molecular Biology 1539. Metagenomics: Methods and Protocols:57-74 -Link to abstract

 

2016

Taubert M., Grob C., Howat A.M., Burns O.J., Chen Y., Neufeld J.D., Murrell J.C. 2016. Analysis of Active Methylotrophic Communities: When DNA-SIP Meets High-Throughput Technologies. In: Martin F., Uroz S. (eds) Microbial Environmental Genomics (MEG). Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1399. Humana Press, New York, NY. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3369-3_14. -Link to abstract

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2016) Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas - Earth Sciences Research - EU Bookshop. http://bookshop.europa.eu/en/global-soil-biodiversity-atlas-pbLBNA27236/. Contributors: Küsel K., Totsche K.U., Trumbore S.E., Buscot F.; Chapter III - Geographical and temporal distribution, p. 73.

Cooper R.E., Goff J.L., Reed B.C., Sekar R., DiChristina T.J. (2016) Breathing Iron: Molecular Mechanisms of Microbial Iron Reduction by Shewanella oneidensis. Manual of Environmental Microbiology, Fourth Edition. American Society of Microbiology:Chapter 5.2.1 -Link to abstract

Baker B.J., Saw J.H., Anders E.L., Lazar C.S., Hinrichs K.U., Teske A.P., Ettema T.J.G. (2016) Genomic inference of the metabolism of cosmopolitan subsurface Archaea, Hadesarchaea. Nature Microbiology. 1(16002). -Link to abstract

Seitz K., Lazar C.S., Hinrichs K.-U., Teske A., Baker B.J. (2016) Genomic reconstruction of a novel, deeply-branched sediment archaeal phylum with pathways for acetogenesis and sulfur reduction. The ISME Journal. 10:1696-1705. -Link to abstract

Miot J., Lu S., Morin G., Adra A., Benzerara K., Küsel K. (2016) Iron mineralogy across the oxycline of a lignite mine lake. Chemical Geology. 434:28-42. -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. 2016. 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

Rughöft S., Herrmann M., Lazar C.S., Cesarz S., Levick S., Trumbore S., 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. Frontiers in Microbiology 7:1638. (Corrigendum: Front. Microbiol. 7: 1954.) -Link to abstract

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

Küsel K, Totsche KU, Trumbore SE, 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. doi: 10.3389/feart.2016.00032. -Link to abstract

Tsing Bohu, Denise M. Akob, Michael Abratis, Cassandre S. Lazar, and Kirsten Küsel. (2016). Biological low pH Mn(II) oxidation in a manganese deposit influenced by metal-rich groundwater. (2016). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 82(10): 3009-3021. doi: 10.1128/AEM.03844-15. -Link to abstract

Mori J. F., Lu S., Händel, M.,  Totsche K.U., Neu T.R., Vlad Iancu V., Tarcea N., Popp J., 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, doi: 10.1099/mic.0.000205. -Link to abstract

Beulig F., Urich T., Nowak M., Trumbore S.E., Gleixner G., Gilfillan G.D., Fjelland K.E., Küsel K. 2016. Altered carbon turnover processes and microbiomes in soils under long-term extremely high CO2 exposure. Nature Microbiology. 1, 15025. doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2015.25. -Link to abstract

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: 6890. doi:10.1111/gbi.12162. -Link to abstract

Lazar C.S., Baker B.J., Seitz K., Hyde A.S., Dick G.J., Hinrichs K.-U., and Teske A.P. 2016. Genomic evidence for distinct carbon substrate preferences and ecological niches of Bathyarchaeota in estuarine sediments. Environmental Microbiology 18(4): 1200-1211. DOI: 10.1111/1462-2920.13142. -Link to abstract

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