Out in the Dunes

Prof. Dr. Kirsten Küsel

Out in the Dunes
Image: Klaus Hackbarth

Trained as geoecologist (hydrology, geochemistry, soil science), I enjoy working at the interface of microbial ecology and hydrobiogeochemistry. I have a strong background in microbial physiology of anaerobic microorganisms, degradation of complex organic matter, and biogeochemical processes, especially the iron cycle. The professorship on Aquatic Geomicrobiology allows me to bridge biosphere and geosphere research with a focus on aquatic habitats.

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Publications

    Please see my Google Scholar External linkprofile and my ORCiDExternal link profile.

  • Collaborators

    Here you can find some of my current collaborators outside Jena:

    Denise Akob Ph.D., US Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, USA - Bioremediation 

    Prof. Clara Chan, University of Delaware, USA - Genomics of Fe-oxidizers

    Prof. Nico Eisenhauer, iDiv Leipzig, Germany - Soil macroecology 

    Dr. Rob Finn - EMBL-EBI, Cambridge - Genomics of groundwater eukaryotes

    Prof. Joel Kostka, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA - Peatland biogeochemistry

    Prof. Cassandre Lazar, University of Quebec, Montral, Canada - SIP of autotrophic and heterotrophic bacteria

    Dr. Sebastian Lücker, Radboud University, The Netherlands - Comammox bacteria

    Prof. Alexander Probst, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany - Groundwater metagenomics

    Prof. Bo Thamdrup, Odense, Denmark - N-cycling rate measurements

    Prof. Christina Warriner, Harvard University - Rock paleogenomics


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Dornburger Strasse 159
07743 Jena