Publications - 2015 and older

Peer-Reviewed & Book Chapters


More recent publications, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1994, 1993



Grob C., Taubert M., Howat A.M., Burns O.J., Chen Y., Neufeld J.D., Murrell J.C. (2015) Generating Enriched Metagenomes from Active Microorganisms with DNA Stable Isotope Probing. In: McGenity T., Timmis K., Nogales B. (eds) Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols. Springer Protocols Handbooks. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. Doi: 10.1007/8623_2015_81

Sitte J., Löffler S., Burkhardt E.-M., Goldfarb K.C., Büchel G., Hazen T.C., Küsel K. (2015)  Metals other than uranium affected microbial community composition in a historical uranium-mining site. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 22 (24). 19326-19341. Doi: 10.1007/s11356-015-4791-1

Baker, B.J., C.S. Lazar, A.P. Teske, and G.J. Dick (2015) Genomic resolution of linkages in carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycling among widespread estuary sediment bacteria. Microbiome 3:14.

Nowak M. E., Beulig F., von Fischer J., Muhr J. Küsel K.,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. 7169-7183. Doi: 10.5194/bg-12-7169-2015

Mori J. F., Neu T. R., Lu S., Händel M., Totsche K. U., Küsel K. (2015) Iron encrustations on filamentous algae colonized by Gallionella-related bacteria in a metal-polluted freshwater stream. Biogeosciences.12 (18). 5277. Doi: 10.5194/bg-12-5277-2015

Thakur M.P., Herrmann M., Steinauer K., Rennoch S., Cesarz S., Eisenhauer N. (2015) Cascading effects of belowground predators on plant communities are density-dependent. Ecology and Evolution 5 (19). 4300-4314. Doi: 10.1002/ece3.1597

Johnson C., Murayama M., Küsel K., & 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. Doi: 10.2138/am-2015-5287

Bohu T., Santelli C. M., Akob D. M., Neu T. R., Ciobota V., Rösch P., Popp J., Nietzsche S., Küsel K. (2015) Characterization of pH dependent Mn(II) oxidation strategies and formation of a bixbyite-like phase by Mesorhizobium australicum T-G1. Front Microbiology. 6 (743). Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00734

Keiner R., Herrmann M., Küsel K., Popp J., 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. Doi: 10.1016/j.aca.2015.02.007

Herrmann M., Rusznyák,A., Akob D. M., Schulze I., Opitz S., Totsche K. U., 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. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 81(7). 2384-2394. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.03269-14

Beulig F., Heuer V. B., Akob D. M., Viehweger B., Elvert M., Herrmann M., Hinrichs K.U., Küsel K. (2015) Carbon flow from volcanic CO2 into soil microbial communities of a wetland mofette. ISME Journal 9. 746-759. Doi: 10.1038/ismej.2014.148



Mehlhorn J., Beulig F., Küsel K., Planer-Friedrich B. (2014) Carbon dioxide triggered metal(loid) mobilisation in a mofette. Chemical Geology 382. 54-66. Doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.05.027

Majzlan J., Plášil J., Škoda R., Gescher J., Kögler F., Rusznyak A., Küsel K., Neu T.R., Mangold S., Rothe J. (2014) Arsenic-Rich Acid Mine Water with Extreme Arsenic Concentration: Mineralogy, Geochemistry, Microbiology, and Environmental Implications. Environmental Science & Technology 48 (23). 13685-13693. Doi: 10.1021/es5024916.

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. Environmental Chemistry 11 (4). 377-391. Doi: 10.1071/EN13184

Eusterhues K., Hädrich A., Neidhardt J., Küsel K., Keller T. F., Jandt K. D., 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. Doi: 10.5194/bg-11-4953-2014

Eusterhues K., Neidhardt J., Hädrich A., Küsel K., Totsche K. U. (2014) Biodegradation of ferrihydrite-associated organic matter. Biogeochemistry 119 (1-3). 45-50.
Doi: 10.1007/s10533-013-9943-0

Akob D. M., Bohu T., Beyer A., Schäffner F., Händel M., Johnson C. A., Merten D., Büchel G., Totsche K. U., Küsel K. (2014) Identification of Mn(II)-oxidizing bacteria from a low pH contaminated former uranium mine. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 80 (16). 5086-5097. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.01296-14

Wang J., Sickinger M., Ciobotă V., Herrmann M., Rasch H., Rösch P., Popp J., 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 Research 63. 222-223. Doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2014.06.021

Opitz S., Küsel K., Spott O., Totsche K. U., Herrmann M. (2014) Oxygen availability and distance to surface environments determine community composition and abundance of ammonia-oxidizing prokaroytes in two superimposed pristine limestone aquifers in the Hainich region, Germany. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 90 (1). 39-53. Doi: 10.1111/1574-6941.12370



Fabisch M., Beulig F., Akob D. M., Küsel K. (2013) Surprising abundance of Gallionella-related iron oxidizers in creek sediments at pH 4.4 or at high heavy metal concentrations. Frontiers in microbiology 4. 390. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00390

Keiner R., Frosch T., Hanf S., Rusznyak A., Akob D. M., Kuesel K., Popp J. (2013) Raman spectroscopy, an innovative and versatile tool to follow the respirational activity and carbonate biomineralization of important cave bacteria. Analaytic Chemistry 85 (18). 8708-8714. Doi: 10.1021/ac401699d

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​. Vibrational Spectroscopy 68. 212–219. Doi: 10.1016/j.vibspec.2013.08.005

Lu S., Chourey K., Reiche M., Nietzsche S., Shah M.B., Neu T.bR., Hettich R.bL., Küsel K. (2013) Insights into the structure and metabolic function of microbes that shape pelagic iron-rich aggregates ("iron snow"). Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79 (14). 4272-4281. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.00467-13

Risse-Buhl U., Herrmann M., Lange P., Akob D. M.,  Pizani N., Schönborn W., Totsche K.-U., Küsel K. (2013) Phagotrophic protist diversity in the groundwater of a karstic aquifer - morphological and molecular analysis. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 60 (5). 467-479. Doi: 10.1111/jeu.12054

Sitte J., Pollok K., Langenhorst F., Küsel K. (2013) Nanocrystalline nickel and cobalt sulfides formed by a heavy metal-tolerant, sulfate-reducing enrichment culture. Geomicrobiology Journal. 30 (1). 36-47. Doi: 10.1080/01490451.2011.653082

Liu X., Eusterhues K., Thieme J., Ciobota V., Höschen C., Mueller C. W., Küsel K., Kogel-Knabner I., Roesch P., Popp J., Totsche K. U. (2013) STXM and NanoSIMS investigations on EPS fractions before and after adsorption to goethite. Environmental Science Technology. 47 (7). 3158-3166. Doi: 10.1021/es3039505



Frerichs J., Oppermann B.I., Gwosdz S., Möller I., Herrmann M., Krüger M. (2013) Microbial community changes at a terrestrial volcanic CO2 vent induced by soil acidification and anaerobic microhabitats within the soil column. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 84 (1). 60-74. Doi: 10.1111/1574-6941.12040

Herrmann M., Hädrich A., Küsel K. (2012) Predominance of thaumarchaeal ammonia oxidizer abundance and transcriptional activity in an acidic fen. Environmental Microbiology 14 (11). 3013-3025. Doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02882.x

Kofoed M. V. W., Stief P., Hauzmayer S., Schramm A., Herrmann M. (2012) Higher nitrate reducer diversity in macrophyte-colonized compared to unvegetated freshwater sediment. Systematic Applied Microbiology 35 (7). 465-472. Doi: 10.1016/j.syapm.2012.08.005

Akob D. M.*, Lee* S. H., Sheth M., Küsel K., Watson D. B., Palumbo A. V., Kostka J. E., Chin K.-J. (2012) Gene expression correlates with process rates quantified for sulfate- and Fe(III)-reducing bacteria in U(VI)-contaminated sediments. Frontiers in Microbiology 3. 280. *Equal contribution. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00280

Hädrich A., Heuer V.B., Herrmann M., Hinrichs K.-U., Küsel K. (2012) Origin and fate of acetate in an acidic fen. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 81 (2). 339-354. Doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2012.01352.x

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., Küsel K. (2012) Calcite biomineralization by bacterial isolates from the recently discovered pristine karstic Herrenberg cave. Applied Environmental Microbiology 78 (4). 1157-1167. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.06568-11

Risse-Buhl U., Trefzger N., Gleixner G., Schönborn W., Küsel K. (2012) Tracking the autochthonous carbon transfer in stream biofilm food webs. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 79 (1). 118-131. Doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01202.x



Rusznyák A., Tóth E. M., Schumann P., Spröer C., Makk J., Szabó G., Vladár P., Márialigeti K., Borsodi A. K. (2011) Cellulomonas phragmiteti sp. nov., a cellulolytic bacterium isolated from reed (Phragmites australis) periphyton in a Hungarian shallow soda pond. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 61. 1662-1666. Doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.022608-0

Akob D. M., Küsel K. (2011) Where microorganisms meet rocks in the Earth's Critical Zone. Biogeosciences 8 (12). 3531-3543. Doi: 10.5194/bg-8-3531-2011

Akob D. M.,  Kerkhof L., Küsel K., Watson D. B., Palumbo A. V., Kostka J. E. (2011) Linking specific heterotrophic bacterial populations to bioreduction of uranium and nitrate using stable isotope probing in contaminated subsurface sediments. Applied Environmental Microbiology 77 (22). 8197-8200. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.05247-11

Avrahami S., Jia Z., Neufeld J. D.,Murrell J. C., Conrad R., Küsel K. (2011) Active autotrophic ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in biofilm enrichments from simulated creek ecosystems at two ammonium concentrations respond to temperature manipulation. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77 (20). 7329-7338. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.05864-11

Chakraborty R., Hazen T. C., Joyner D.C., Küsel K., Singer M. E., Sitte J., Torok T. (2011) Use of immunomagnetic separation for the detection of Desulfovibrio vulgaris from environmental samples. Journal Microbiology Methods. 86(2): 204-209. Doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2011.05.005

Reiche M., Lu S., Ciobotă V., Neu T. R., Nietzsche S., Rösch P., Popp J., Küsel K. (2011) Pelagic boundary conditions affect the biological formation of iron-rich particles (Iron Snow) and their microbial communities. Limnology and Oceanography 56 (4). 1386-1398. Doi: 10.4319/lo.2011.56.4.1386

Burkhardt E. M., Bischoff S., Akob D. M., Büchel G., Küsel K. (2011) Heavy metal tolerance of Fe(III)-reducing microbial communities in a contaminated creek bank soil. Applied Environmental Microbiology 77 (9). 3132-3136. DOI: 10.1128/AEM.02085-10

Herrmann M., Scheibe A., Avrahami S., Küsel K. (2011) Ammonium availability affects the ratio of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria to ammonia-oxidizing archaea in simulated creek ecosystems. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 77 (5). 1896-1899. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.02879-10



Pohlon E., Marxsen J., Küsel K. (2010) Pioneering bacterial and algal communities and potential extracellular enzyme activities of stream biofilms. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 71. 364-373.  Doi: 10.1007/s00027-009-0126-y.pdf

Reiche M., Gleixner G., Küsel K. (2010) Effect of peat quality on microbial greenhouse gas formation in an acidic fen. Biogeosciences, 7. 187-198. Doi: 10.5194/bg-7-187-2010

Augspurger C., Küsel K. (2010) Flow velocity and primary production influences carbon utilization in nascent epilithic stream biofilms. Aquatic Sciences. 72: 237-243. Doi:  10.1007/s00027-009-0126-y

Lu S., Gischkat S., Reiche M., Akob D. M., Hallberg K. B., Küsel K. (2010) Ecophysiology of Fe-cycling Bacteria in Acidic Sediments. Applied Environmental Microbiology. 76 (24). 8174-8183.
Doi: 10.1128/AEM.01931-10

Ciobota, 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. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 397(7): 2929-2937. Doi: 10.1007/s00216-010-3895-1

Lüdecke C., Reiche M., Eusterhues K., Nietzsche S., Küsel K. (2010) Acid-tolerant microaerophilic Fe(II)-oxidizing bacteria promote Fe(III)-accumulation in a fen. Environmental Microbiology. 12(10): 2814-2825. Doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02251.x

Vishnivetskaya T. A., Brandt C. C., Madden A. S., Drake M. S., Kostka J. E., Akob D. M., Küsel K., Palumbo A. V. (2010) Microbial community changes in response to ethanol or methanol amendments for U(VI) reduction. Applied Environmental Microbiology 76 (17): 5728-5735. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.00308-10

Sitte J., Akob D. M. , Kaufmann C., Finster K., Banerjee D., Burkhardt E.-M., Kostka J. E., Scheinost A., Büchel G., Küsel K. (2010) Microbial Links between Sulfate Reduction and Metal Retention in Uranium- and Heavy Metal-Contaminated Soil. Applied Environmental Microbiology 76(10): 3143-3152. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.00051-10

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., Kostka J. E. (2010) Denitrifying bacteria from the terrestrial subsurface exposed to mixed waste contamination. Applied Environmental Microbiology. 76 (10). 3244-3254. 10.1128/AEM.03069-09

Burkhardt, E.-M., D. M. Akob, S. Bischoff, J. Sitte, J. E. Kostka, D. Banerjee, A. C. Scheinost, K. Küsel. 2010. Impact of Biostimulated Redox Processes on Metal Dynamics in an Iron-rich Creek Soil of a former Uranium Mining Area. Environ. Sci.Technol. 44: 177-183. - Link to abstract

Prakash, O., T. M. Gihring, D. D. Dalton, K.-J. Chin, S. J. Green, D. M. Akob, G. Wanger, and J. E. Kostka. 2010. Geobacter daltonii sp. nov., an iron(III)- and uranium(VI)-reducing bacterium isolated from the shallow subsurface exposed to mixed heavy metal and hydrocarbon contamination. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 60(3): 546-553. Doi: 0.1128/AEM.03069-09



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. 21-34. Doi: 10.1016/j.chemer.2008.12.003

Böhme A., Risse-Buhl U., and Küsel K. (2009) Protists with different feeding modes change morphological biofilm characteristics. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 69. 158-169.
Doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2009.00710.x

Peiffer S., Oldham C., Salmon U., Lillicrap A., Küsel K. (2009) Does iron cycling trigger generation of acidity in groundwaters of western Australia? Environmental Science and Technology 43. 6548-6552. Doi: 10.1021/es9001086

Reiche M., Hädrich A., Lischeid G., Küsel K. (2009) Impact of manipulated drought and heavy rainfall events on peat mineralization processes and source-sink functions of an acidic fen.
Journal of Geophysical Research. 114. G02021. 13 PP. Doi: 10.1029/2008JG000853

Risse-Buhl U., and Küsel K. (2009) Colonization dynamics of biofilm associated ciliate morphotypes at different flow velocities. European Journal of Protistology 45. 64-76. Doi: 10.1016/j.ejop.2008.08.001

Risse-Buhl U., Scherwass A., Arndt H., Kröwer S., Küsel K. (2009) Detachment and motility of biofilm associated ciliates at increased flow velocities. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 55. 209-218.
Doi: 10.3354/ame01302



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., Kostka J. E. (2008) Functional diversity and electron donor dependence of microbial populations capable of U(VI) reduction in radionuclide-contaminated subsurface sediments. Applied Environmental Microbiology 74(10): 3159-3170. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.02881-07

Augspurger C., Gleixner G., Kramer C., Küsel K. (2008) Tracking the carbon flow in a two and six week old stream biofilm food web. Limnology and Oceanography 53. 642-650.
Doi: 10.4319/lo.2008.53.2.0642

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: 1019-1029. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.01194-07

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

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., Drake, H. L. (eds.), Microbes in the Environment: Perspectives and Challenges, pp. 128-137. Science Press, Beijing.

Reiche M., Torburg G., Küsel K. (2008) Competition of Fe(III)-reduction and methanogenesis in a slightly acidic fen. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 65. 88-101.
Doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2008.00523.x

Schmalenberger A., Tebbe C. C., Kertesz M., Drake H. L., Küsel K. (2008) Two-dimensional single strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) of 16S rRNA gene fragments reveals highly dissimilar bacterial communities in an acidic fen. European Journal of Soil Biology 44. 495-500.  Doi: 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2008.07.002



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: 643-654. - Link to abstract

Pohlon, E., C. Augspurger, U. Risse-Buhl, J. Arle, M. Willkomm, Halle, S., and Küsel, K. 2007. Querying the obvious: lessons from a degraded stream. Restoration Ecology 15: 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: 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: 495-502.

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: 119-129.



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: 7609-7615. - Link to abstract

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., 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. New York, Springer-Verlag.

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: 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: 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., 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: 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: 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.



Drake, H. L., Küsel, K., and Matthies, C. 2004. Acetogenic Prokaryotes. In: Dworkin, M., Falkow, S., Rosenberg, E., Schleifer, K.-H., and Stackebrandt, E. (eds.), The Prokaryotes. 3rd edition: An Evolving Electronic Resource for the Microbiological Community, release 3.17, August 2004, Springer-Verlag, New York,

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, Ecol. Stud. 172: 377-395, Springer-Verlag.

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. 70:6998-7009.

Müller, V., Inkamp, F., Rauwolf, A., Küsel, K., and Drake, H. L. 2004. Molecular and cellular biology of acetogenic bacteria. In: Nakano, M., 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. 69:74-83.

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

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



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

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. 68:1005-1009.

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. 4:414-421.

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

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: 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. 41:27-35.



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. 67:4734-4741.

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 46:213-223.



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. 45:1077-1087.

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. 40:238-249.

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.



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. 65:3633-3640.

Küsel, K., and Drake, H. L. 1999. Microbial turnover of low molecular weight organic acids during leaf litter decomposition. Soil Biol. Biochem. 31:107-118.

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. 65:5117-5123.

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. 29:91-103.



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 6:13-24.



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.