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Wegner C.E., Stahl R., Velsko I., Hübner A., Fagernäs Z., Warinner C., Lehmann R., Ritschel T., Totsche K.U., Küsel K. (2022) A glimpse of the paleome in endolithic microbial communities. Preprint. bioRxiv. 2022.09.23.509128. Doi: link


Cooper R.E., Finck J., Chan C., Küsel K. (2023) Mixotrophy broadens the ecological niche range of the iron oxidizer Sideroxydans sp. CL21 isolated from an iron-rich peatland. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, Vol. 99, Issue 2, fiac156, DOI: link


Akinyede R., Taubert M., Schrumpf M., Trumbore S., Küsel K. (2022) Temperature sensitivity of dark CO2 fixation in temperate forest soils. Biogeosciences Discussions, Vol. 19, issue 17. Doi: 10.5194/bg-2022-90External link

Akinyede R., Taubert M., Schrumpf M., Trumbore S., Küsel K. (2022) Dark CO2 fixation in temperate beech and pine forest soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 165.
Doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2021.108526External link

Azemtsop Matanfack G., Taubert M., Reilly-Schott V., Küsel K., Rösch P., Popp J. (2022) Phenotypic Differentiation of Autotrophic and Heterotrophic Bacterial Cells Using Raman-D2O Labeling. Anal. Chem. Doi: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c04097External link.

Blohm A., Kumar S., Knebl A., Herrmann M., Küsel K., Popp J., Frosch T. (2022) Activity and electron donor preference of two denitrifying bacterial strains identified by Raman gas spectroscopy. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 414, 601-611.
Doi:10.1007/s00216-021-03541-y External link

Castro-Morales K., Canning A., Körtzinger A., Göckede M., Küsel K., Overholt W.A., Wichard T., Redlich S., Arzberger S., Kolle O., Zimov N. (2022a) Effects of reversal of water flow in an Arctic floodplain river on fluvial emissions of CO2 and CH4. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 127. Doi: 10.1029/2021JG006485External link.

Castro-Morales K., Canning A., Arzberger S., Overholt W.A., Küsel K., Kolle O., Göckede M., Zimov N. and Körtzinger A. (2022b) Highest methane concentrations in an Arctic river linked to local terrestrial inputs. Biogeosciences, Vol. 19, issue 21, 5059-5077.
Doi: 10.5194/bg-19-5059-2022.External link

Geesink P., Taubert M., Jehmlich N., von Bergen M., Küsel K. (2022) Bacterial Necromass Is Rapidly Metabolized by Heterotrophic Bacteria and Supports Multiple Trophic Levels of the Groundwater Microbiome. ASM Journals, Microbiology Spectrum. Online ahead of print. Doi: 10.1128/spectrum.00437-22External link

Herrmann M. and Taubert M. (2022) Biogeochemical Cycling of Carbon and Nitrogen in Groundwater—Key Processes and Microbial Drivers. In: T. Mehner, K. Tockner (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Inland Waters, Edition 2. Elsevier. 3482 p. ISBN: 9780128191668.External link

Jurburg S.D.,Eisenhauer N., Buscot F., Chatzinotas A., Chaudhari N.M., Heintz-Buschart A., Kallies R., Küsel K., Litchman E., Macdonald C.A., Müller S., Reuben R.C., da Rocha U.N., 
Panagiotou G., Rillig M.C., Singh B.K. (2022) Potential of microbiome-based solutions for agrifood systems. Nat Food. Vol. 3, 557–560. Doi: 10.1038/s43016-022-00576-xExternal link

Mielke L., Taubert M., Cesarzc S., Ruess L., Küsel K., Gleixner G., Lange M. (2022) Nematode grazing increases the allocation of plant-derived carbon to soil bacteria and saprophytic fungi, and activates bacterial species of the rhizosphere. Pedobiologia, 90, 150787, 0031-4056. Doi: 10.1016/j.pedobi.2021.150787External link

Overholt W.A., Trumbore S., Xu X., Bornemann T.L.V., Probst A.J., Krüger M., Herrmann M., Thamdrup B., Bristow L.A., Taubert M., Schwab V.F., Hölzer M., Marz M., Küsel K. (2022) Carbon fixation rates in groundwater similar to those in oligotrophic marine systems. Nat. Geosci. Doi: 10.1038/s41561-022-00968-5External link

Perez-Molphe-Montoya E., Küsel K., Overholt, W.A. (2022) Redefining the phylogenetic and metabolic diversity of phylum Omnitrophota. Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 24, Issue 11, 5437– 5449. Doi: link

Potthast K., Tischer A., Herrmann M., Weinhold A., Küsel K., van Dam N.M., Michalzik B. (2022) Woolly beech aphid infestation reduces soil organic carbon availability and alters phyllosphere and rhizosphere bacterial microbiomes. Plant and Soil 473, 639-657.
Doi: 10.1007/s11104-022-05317-4External link

Savio D., Derx J., Lang R.-P., Kirschner A.K.T., Sommer R., Blaschke A.P., Küsel K., Farnleitner A.H. (2022) From Groundwater to Drinking Water—Microbiology of Karstic Water Resources. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier. Doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-819166-8.00181-XExternal link

Schroeter S.A., Eveillard D., Chaffron S., Zoppi J., Kampe B., Lohmann P., Jehmlich N., von Bergen M., Sanchez-Arcos C., Pohnert G., Taubert M., Küsel K., Gleixner G. (2022). Microbial community functioning during plant litter decomposition. Scientific reports, 12(1), 7451. Doi:10.1038/s41598-022-11485-1External link

Taubert M., Overholt W.A., Heinze B.M., Azemtsop G., Houhou R., Jehmlich N., von Bergen M., Rösch P., Popp J., Küsel K. (2022) Bolstering fitness via CO2 fixation and organic carbon uptake: mixotrophs in modern groundwater. ISME J. 16, 1153–1162.
Doi: 10.1038/s41396-021-01163-xExternal link

Then A., Ewald J., Söllner N., Cooper R.E., Küsel K., Ibrahim B., Schuster S. (2022) Agent-based modelling of iron cycling bacteria provides a framework for testing alternative environmental conditions and modes of action. R. Soc. open sci.9, 211553.
Doi: 10.1098/rsos.211553External link.

Xenophontos C., Harpole W.S., Küsel K., Clark A.T. (2022) Cheating Promotes Coexistence in a Two-Species One-Substrate Culture Model. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 9. Doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.786006External link


Azemtsop Matanfack G., Taubert M., Guo S., Bocklitz T., Küsel K., Rösch P., Popp J. (2021) Monitoring deuterium uptake in single bacterial cells via two-dimensional Raman-correlation spectroscopy. Analytical Chemistry 93, 21, 7714-7723. Doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.1c01076External link

Chaudhari N.M., Overholt W.A., Figueroa-Gonzalez P.A., Taubert M., Bornemann T.L.V., Probst A.J., Hölzer M., Marz M., Küsel K. (2021) The economical lifestyle of CPR bacteria in groundwater allows little preference for environmental drivers. Environmental Microbiome, 16, 24. Doi: 10.1186/s40793-021-00395-wExternal link

Cooper R.E., Wegner C.E., Küsel K. (2021) Draft genome sequence of Pseudomonas sp. strain FEN, isolated from the Fe- and organic matter-rich Schlöppnerbrunnen fen. Microbiology Resource Announcements 10 (2) Doi:10.1128/MRA.01017-20External link

Eisenhauer N., Buscot F., Heintz‐Buschart A., Jurburg S.D., Küsel K., Sikorski J., Vogel H.J., Guerra C.A. (2021) The multi-dimensionality of soil macroecology. Global Ecology and Biogeography 30 (1), 4-10 Doi:10.1111/geb.13211External link

Graw J., Engelhardt H., Küsel K., Kruck D., Tinnefeld P., Sander J., Robatzek S., Schäberle T.F., Aichane K., Brochado A.R., Gerlach D. (2021) Journal Club. Biospektrum (Heidelb); 27(4):400-405. German. Doi: 10.1007/s12268-021-1601-9External link.

Harris C.R., Akob D.M., Fabisch M., Beulig F., Woyke T., Shapiro N., Lapidus A., Klenk H.-P., Küsel K. (2021) Draft genome sequence of Bordetella sp. strain FB-8, isolated from a former uranium mining area in Germany. Microbiology Resource Announcements 10 (14) Doi:10.1128/MRA.01035-19External link

Herrmann M., Geesink P., Richter R., Küsel K. (2021) Canopy position has a stronger effect than tree species identity on phyllosphere bacterial diversity in a floodplain hardwood forest. Microbial ecology 81 (1), 157-168 Doi:10.1007/s00248-020-01565-yExternal link

Kidner J., Theodorou P., Engler J.O., Taubert M., Husemann M. (2021) A brief history and popularity of methods and tools used to estimate micro‐evolutionary forces. Ecology and evolution 11, 20. Doi: 10.1002/ece3.8076External link

Krüger M., Potthast K., Michalzik B., Tischer A., Küsel K., Deckner, F. K., Herrmann M., (2021) Drought and rewetting events enhance nitrate leaching and seepage-mediated translocation of microbes from beech forest soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 154, 108153  Doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2021.108153External link 

Li Q., Cooper R.E., Wegner C.E., Taubert M., Jehmlich N., von Bergen M., Küsel K. (2021) Insights into autotrophic activities and carbon flow in iron-rich pelagic aggregates (iron snow). Microorganisms 2021, 9, 1368  Doi:10.3390/microorganisms9071368External link

Li Q., Cooper R.E., Wegner C.E., Lu S., Küsel K. (2021) Draft genome sequences of Acidithrix sp. strain C25 and Acidocella sp. strain C78, acidophiles isolated from iron-rich pelagic aggregates (iron snow). Microbiology Resource Announcements 10:e00102-21. Doi:10.1128/MRA.00102-21External link

Wegner C.E., Westermann W., Steiniger F., Gorniak L., Budhraja R., Adrian L., Küsel  K. (2021) Extracellular and intracellular lanthanide accumulation in the methylotroph Beijerinckiaceae bacterium RH AL1. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 87(13). e03144-20. Doi:10.1128/AEM.03144-20External link

Wu X., Liu P., Wegner C.E., Luo Y., Xiao K.Q., Cui Z., Zhang F., Liesack W., Peng, J. (2021) Deciphering microbial mechanisms underlying soil organic carbon storage in a wheat-maize rotation system. Science of the Total Environment, 788, 147798. Doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147798External link

Xenophontos C., Taubert M., Harpole W.S., Küsel K. (2021) Phylogenetic and metabolic diversity have contrasting effects on the ecological functioning of bacterial communities. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 97 (3), fiab017. Doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiab017External link
Selected as Editor´s Choice March 2021

Yan L., Hermans S., Totsche K.U., Lehmann R., Herrmann M., Küsel K. (2021) Groundwater bacterial communities evolve over time in response to recharge. Water Research, 117290 DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2021.117290 External link


Akinyede R., Taubert M., Schrumpf M., Trumbore S., Küsel K. (2020) Rates of dark CO2 fixation are driven by microbial biomass in a temperate forest soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 107950 Doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.107950  External link
- Selected as Editor´s Choice October 2020

Akob D. M., Hallenbeck M., Beulig F., Fabisch M., Küsel K., Keffer J. L., Woyke T., Shapiro N., Lapidus A., Klenk H.P., Chan C.S. (2020) Mixotrophic iron-oxidizing Thiomonas isolates from an acid mine drainage-affected creek. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 10/2020, AEM.01424-20. Doi:10.1128/AEM.01424-20External link

Azemtsop Matanfack G.,Taubert M., Guo S., Houhou R., Bocklitz T.W., Küsel K., Rösch P., Popp J. (2020) Influence of carbon sources on quantification of Deuterium incorporation in heterotrophic bacteria: A Raman-stable isotope labeling approach. Analytical Chemistry. 92(16):11429-11437. Doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.0c02443External link

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.01444-19External link.

Cooper R.E., Wegner C.E., Kügler S., Poulin R.X., Ueberschaar N., Wurlitzer J.D., Stettin D., Wichard T., Pohnert G., Küsel K. (2020) Iron is not everything: unexpected complex metabolic responses between iron-cycling microorganisms. The ISME Journal 14, 2675–2690  Doi:10.1038/s41396-020-0718-z External link

Geesink P., Wegner C.E., Probst A.J., Herrmann M., Dam H.T., Kaster A.K., Küsel K. (2020) Genome‐inferred spatio‐temporal resolution of an uncultivated Roizmanbacterium reveals its ecological preferences in groundwater. Environmental Microbiology 22(2), 726–737. Doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14865External link

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. (2020) Blind spots in global soil biodiversity and ecosystem function research. Nature Communications 11 (1),1-13.3870. Doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-17688-2External link

Heintz-Buschart A., Guerra C., Djukic I., Cesarz S., Chatzionotas A., Patoine G., Sikorski J., Buscot F., Küsel K., Wegner C.E., Eisenhauer N. (2020) Microbial diversity-ecosystem function relationships across enviromental gradients. Research Ideas and Outcomes 6, e52217. Doi:10.3897/rio.6e52217External link

Herrmann M., Geesink P., 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.2019.115306External link.

Kügler S., Cooper R.E., Boessneck J., Küsel K., Wichard T. (2020) Rhizobactin B is the preferred siderophore by a novel Pseudomonas isolate to obtain iron from dissolved organic matter in peatlands. Biometals 33, 415–433 (2020) Doi:10.1007/s10534-020-00258-wExternal link

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/microorganisms8030314External link.

Overholt W.A., Hölzer M., Geesink P., Diezel C., Marz M., Küsel K. (2020) Inclusion of Oxford Nanopore long reads improves all microbial and viral metagenome‐assembled genomes from a complex aquifer system. Environmental Microbiology 22 (9)., 4000-4013 Doi:10.1111/1462-2920.15186External link

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.2019.115341External link.


Abdallah R.Z., Wegner C.E., Liesack W. (2019) Community transcriptomics reveals drainage effects on paddy soil microbiome across all three domains of life. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 132, 131-142. Doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2019.01.023External link

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 7: 296. Doi:10.3389/feart.2019.00296External link.

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. Doi:10.1128/MRA.01024-19External link

Cooper R.E., 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. Doi:10.1080/01490451.2019.1605428External link

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. Doi:10.1093/femsec/fiz034External link

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. Doi:10.3389/fmicb.2019.01407External link

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. Doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.258External link

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. Doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.281External link

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.
Doi:10.3390/microorganisms7090341External link

Schwab V.F., Nowak M.E., Elder C.D., Trumbore S.E., Xu X., Gleixner G., Lehmann R., Pohnert G., Muhr J., Küsel K., Totsche K.U. (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. Doi:10.1029/2017WR022067External link

Schwab V.F., 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. Doi:10.1029/2018WR024076External link

Taubert M. (2019) SIP-Metaproteomics: Linking Microbial Taxonomy, Function, and Activity. Stable Isotope Probing, Methods and Protocols. Volume 2046.
Doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-9721-3_5External link

Taubert M., Grob C., Crombie A., Howat A.M., Burns O.J., Weber M., Lott C., Kaster A.K., Vollmers J., Jehmlich N., von Bergen M., Chen Y., Murrell J.C. (2019) Communal metabolism by Methylococcaceae and Methylophilaceae is driving rapid aerobic methane oxidation in sediments of a shallow seep near Elba, Italy. Environmental Microbiology, 21(10):3780-3795. Doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14728External link

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. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0212937External link

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.  Doi: 10.1128/AEM.02346-18External link
Erratum (2019) Applied and Environmental Microbiology85(9):e00502-19
Doi: 10.1128/AEM.00502-19External link

Wegner C.E., Gorniak L., Riedel S., Westermann M., Küsel K. (2019) Lanthanide-dependent methylotrophs of the family Beijerinckiaceae: Physiological and Genomic Insights. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 86(1): e01830-19. Doi:10.1128/AEM.01830-19External link

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. Doi:10.1002/adma.201900284External link


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. Doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2018.10.005External link

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/fiy164External link

Howat A.M., Vollmers J., Taubert M., Grob C., Dixon J.L., Todd J.D., Chen Y., Kaster A.K., 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. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.00766External link

Ivanova A.A., Wegner C.-E., Kim Y., Liesack W., Dedysh S.N. (2018) Metatranscriptomics reveals the hydrolytic potential of peat-inhabiting Planctomycetes. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek 2018, 111(6):801-809. Doi: 10.1007/s10482-017-0973-9External link.

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. Doi:10.1093/femsec/fiy141External link

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: 50-61Doi:10.1016/j.watres.2018.07.067External link

Peng J., Wegner C.-E., Bei Q., Liu P., Liesack W. (2018) Metatranscriptomics reveals a differential temperature effect on the structural and functional organization of the anaerobic food web in rice field soil. Microbiome 2018, 6(1):169. Doi: 10.1186/s40168-018-0546-9External link

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.  Doi:10.1016/j.tree.2018.08.005External link

Taubert, M., Stöckel, S., Geesink, P., Girnus, S., Jehmlich, N., von Bergen, M., Rösch, P., Popp, J.,  Küsel, K. (2018) Tracking active groundwater microbes with D2O labelling to understand their ecosystem function. Environmental Microbiology  20(1): 369-384. Doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14010External link



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.  Doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.00766External link

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. 
Doi:10.5194/bg-14-5171-2017External link

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. Doi:10.1007/s00248-017-0950-xExternal link

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 Mol Biol. 2017; 1539:57-74. Doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6691-2_5.External link

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. Doi:10.1038/ismej.2016.174External link

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. Doi:10.5194/hess-21-6091-2017External link

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.  Doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.01951External link

Kwon M.J., Beulig F., Ilie L., Wildner W., Küsel K., Merbold L., Mahecha M.D., Zimov N., Zimov S.A., Heimann M., Schuur E. AG, Kostka J.E., Kolle O., Hilke I., 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. Doi:10.1111/gcb.13558External link

Lazar C.S., Baker B.J., Seitz K.W., Teske A.P. (2017) Genomic reconstruction of multiple lineages of uncultured benthic archaea suggests distinct biogeochemical roles and ecological niches. ISME J 11, 1118–1129. Doi: 10.1038/ismej.2016.189External link.

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.  Doi:10.1155/2017/2136287External link

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. Doi:10.1002/hyp.11274External link

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.  Doi:10.1038/ismej.2017.132External link

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 Doi:10.1038/ismej.2016.186External link

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. Doi:10.5194/hess-21-4283-2017External link

Peng J.J., Wegner C.-E., Liesack W. (2017) Short-term exposure of paddy soil microbial communities to salt stress triggers different transcriptional responses of key taxonomic groups. Front Microbiol 2017, 8:400. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00400External link  

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. Doi:10.5194/bg-14-2697-2017External link

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.
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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. Doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13709External link

Turner S., Mikutta R., Meyer-Stuve S., Guggenberger G., Schaarschmidt F., Lazar C.S., Dohrmann R., Schippers A. (2017) Microbial community dynamics in soil depth profiles over 120,000 years of ecosystem development. Front Microbiol 2017, 8.
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Wagner T., Wegner C.-E., Kahnt J., Ermler U., Shima S. (2017) Phylogenetic and structural comparisons of the three types of methyl-coenzyme M reductase from Methanococcales and Methanobacteriales. J Bacteriol 2017, 199(16). Doi: 10.1128/JB.00197-17External link

Wegner C.-E., Liesack W. (2017) Unexpected dominance of elusive Acidobacteria in early industrial soft coal slags. Front Microbiol 2017, 8:1023. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.01023External link


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). Doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.2External link

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.
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Bohu, T., Akob, D.A, Abratis M, Lazar C.S., Küsel, K. (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.03844-15External link.

Bonn, A., Richter, A., Vohland, K., Pettibone, L., Brandt, M., Feldmann, R., Goebel, C., Grefe, C., Hecker, S., Hennen, L., Hofer, H., Kiefer, S., Klotz, S., Kluttig, T., Krause, J., Küsel, K., Liedtke, C., Mahla, A., Neumeier, V., Premke-Kraus, M., Rillig, M. C., Röller, O., Schäffler, L., Schmalzbauer, B., Schneidewind, U., Schumann, A., Settele, J., Tochtermann, K., Tockner, K., Vogel, J., Volkmann, W., von Unger, H., Walter, D., Weisskopf, M., Wirth, C., Witt, T., Wolst, D. & D. Ziegler (2016) Grünbuch Citizen Science Strategie 2020 für Deutschland. Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ), Deutsches Zentrum für integrative Biodiversitätsforschung (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig. Leipzig, Museum für Naturkunde Berlin. Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung (MfN), Berlin-Brandenburgisches Institut für Biodiversitätsforschung (BBIB), Berlin. link

Cooper R.E., Goff J.L., Reed B.C., Sekar R., DiChristina T.J. (2016)  Breathing iron: molecular mechanism of microbial iron reduction by Shewanella oneidensis. Manual of Environmental Microbiology, Fourth Edition, Chapter 5.2.1.
Doi: 10.1128/9781555818821.ch5.2.1External link

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.  Doi: 10.2788/799182External link

Küsel K., Totsche K. U., Trumbore S., Buscot F. (2015) The vertical dimension of biodiversity research. Global Soil Biodiversity Atlas.

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.12162External link.

Kohlhepp B., Lehmann R., Seeber P., Küsel K., Trumbore S.E., Totsche K.U. (2016) Pedological and hydrogeological setting and subsurface flow structure of the carbonate-rock CZE Hainich in western Thuringia, Germany. Doi:10.5194/hess-2016-374External link.

Küsel K, Totsche KU, Trumbore SE, Lehmann R, Steinhäuser C and  (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.2016.00032External link

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: 10.1111/1462-2920.13142External link.

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. 8(1):58-67. Doi: 10.1111/1758-2229.12351External link.

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.
Doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2016.04.013External link

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.0.000205External link.

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.
Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00666External link

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.)
 Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01954External link

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(7):1696-1705. Doi: 10:1696-1705External link.

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. Microbial Environmental Genomics (MEG).
Doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-3369-3_14External link


Baker B.J., Lazar C.S., Teske A.P., Dick G.J. (20165) Genomic resolution of linkages in carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycling among widespread estuary sediment bacteria. Microbiome 3,14. Doi: 10.1186/s40168-015-0077-6External link

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 J. 9: 746-759. Doi: 10.1038/ismej.2014.148External link

Bohu T., Santelli C.M., Akob D.M., Neu T.R., Ciobota 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, 743. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.00734External link

Grob C., Taubert M., Howat A.M., Burns O.J., Chen Y., Murrell J.C. (2015) Generating enriched metagenomes from active microorganisms with DNA stable isotope probing. Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology Protocols: Genetic, Genomic and System Analyses of Communities, 163-180. Doi: 10.1007/8623_2015_81External link

Grob C., Taubert M., Howat A.M., Burns O.J., Dixon J.L., Richnow H.H., Jehmlich N., von Bergen M., Chen Y., Murrell J.C. (2015) Combining metagenomics with metaproteomics and stable isotope probing reveals metabolic pathways used by a naturally occurring marine methylotroph. Environ Microbiol 2015, 17(10):4007-4018.
Doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12935External link

Herrmann M., Rusznyák 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. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 81(7), 2384-2394. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.03269-14External link

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. Doi: 10.2138/am-2015-5287External link

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.2015.02.007External link

Lazar C.S., Biddle J.F., Meador T.B., Blair N., Hinrichs K.U., Teske A.P. (2015) Environmental controls on intragroup diversity of the uncultured benthic archaea of the miscellaneous Crenarchaeotal group lineage naturally enriched in anoxic sediments of the White Oak River estuary (North Carolina, USA). Environ Microbiol, 17(7):2228-2238.
Doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12659External link

Meador T.B., Bowles M., Lazar C.S., Zhu C., Teske A., Hinrichs K.U. (2015) The archaeal lipidome in estuarine sediment dominated by members of the Miscellaneous Crenarchaeotal Group. Environ Microbiol, 17(7):2441-2458.
Doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12716External link

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, 5277-5289. Doi:10.5194/bg-12-5277-2015External link

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(23):7169-7183. Doi: 10.5194/bg-12-7169-2015External link

Sachsenberg T., Herbst F.A., Taubert M., Kermer R., Jehmlich N., von Bergen M., Seifert J., Kohlbacher O. (2015) MetaProSIP: automated inference of stable isotope incorporation rates in proteins for functional metaproteomics. J Proteome Res 2015, 14(2):619-627.
Doi: 10.1021/pr500245wExternal link

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/s11356-015-4791-1External link

Taubert M., Grob C., Howat A.M., Burns O.J., Dixon J.L., Chen Y., Murrell J.C. (2015) XoxF encoding an alternative methanol dehydrogenase is widespread in coastal marine environments. Environ Microbiol 2015, 17(10):3937-3948. Doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12896External link

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/ece3.1597External link

Yoshinaga M.Y., Lazar C.S., Elvert M., Lin Y.S., Zhu C., Heuer V.B., Teske A., Hinrichs K.U. (2015) Possible roles of uncultured archaea in carbon cycling in methane-seep sediments. Geochim Cosmochim Ac, 164:35-52. Doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2015.05.003External link


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. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.01296-14.External link

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): 4953-4966. Doi: 10.5194/bg-11-4953-2014External link

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

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. Doi: 10.1071/EN13184External link

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. Environ. Sci. Technol., 48 (23). Doi: 10.1021/es5024916External link

Mehlhorn J., Beulig F., Küsel K. and Planer-Friedrich B. (2014). Carbon dioxide triggered metal(loid) mobilisation in a mofette. Chem. Geol. Doi: 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.05.027External link

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 prokaroytes in two superimposed pristine limestone aquifers in the Hainich region, Germany. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 90: 39-53. Doi: 10.1111/1574-6941.12370External link

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. 63:222-223. Doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2014.06.021External link


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. Doi: 10.1016/j.vibspec.2013.08.005External link

Drake H. 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, pp. 3-60. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
Doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-30141-4_61External 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. Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00390External link

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

Keiner R., Frosch T., Hanf S., Rusznyak A., Akob D., 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.
Doi 10.1021/ac401699dExternal link

Liu X.R., Eusterhues K., Thieme J., Ciobotă V., Höschen C., Müller 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 2013, 47(7):3158-3166. Doi: 10.1021/es3039505External link

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.
Doi: 10.1128/aem.00467-13External link

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.
Doi: 10.1111/jeu.12054External link

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. Geomicrobiology J. 30(1):36-47. Doi: 10.1080/01490451.2011.653082External link


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. Front Microbiol 2012, 3:280.
Doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2012.00280External link

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

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

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

Risse-Buhl U., Trefzger N., Seifert A.G., Schonborn W., Gleixner G., Kusel K. (2012) Tracking the autochthonous carbon transfer in stream biofilm food webs. Fems Microbiol Ecol 2012, 79(1):118-131. Doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01202.xExternal link

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 Microb 2012, 78(4):1157-1167.
Doi: 10.1128/AEM.06568-11External link


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 in Contaminated Subsurface Sediments by Using Stable Isotope Probing. Appl Environ Microb 2011, 77(22):8197-8200. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.05247-11External link

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

Avrahami S., Jia Z.J., 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. Appl Environ Microb, 77(20):7329-7338. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.05864-11External link

Burkhardt E.M., Bischoff S., Akob D.M., Büchel G., Küsel K. (2011) Heavy metal tolerance of Fe(III)-reducing microbial communities in contaminated creek bank soils. Appl Environ Microb, 77(9):3132-3136. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.02085-10External link

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. J Microbiol Meth 2011, 86(2):204-209. Doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2011.05.005External link

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. Appl Environ Microb 2011, 77(5):1896-1899. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.02879-10External link

Küsel K. and Drake H. L. (2011) Acetogens. In: Encyclopedia of Geobiology (Reitner J, Thiel V, eds.). Springer Science+Business Media B. V. Doi: 10.1007/978-1-4020-9212-1External link

Reiche M., Lu S.P., 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. Limnol Oceanogr 2011, 56(4):1386-1398.
Doi: 10.4319/lo.2011.56.4.1386External link

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. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 61(7): 1662-1666. Doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.022608-0External link


Augspurger C. and Küsel K. (2010) Flow velocity and primary production influences carbon utilization in nascent epilithic stream biofilms. Aquat Sci, 72(2):237-243.
Doi: 10.1007/s00027-009-0126-yExternal link

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 Sci Technol, 44(1):177-183.
Doi: 10.1021/es902038eExternal link

Ciobota V., Burkhardt E.M., Schumacher W., Rosch P., Küsel K., Popp J. (2010) The influence of intracellular storage material on bacterial identification by means of Raman spectroscopy. Anal Bioanal Chem, 397(7):2929-2937. Doi: 10.1007/s00216-010-3895-1External link

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 isolated from terrestrial subsurface sediments exposed to mixed-waste contamination. Appl Environ Microb, 76(10):3244-3254. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.03069-09External link

Lu S.P., Gischkat S., Reiche M., Akob D.M., Hallberg K.B., Küsel K. (2010) Ecophysiology of Fe-cycling bacteria in acidic sediments. Appl Environ Microb, 76(24):8174-8183.
Doi: 10.1128/AEM.01931-10External link

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. Environ Microbiol, 12(10):2814-2825. Doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02251.xExternal link

Pohlon E., Marxsen J., Küsel K. (2010) Pioneering bacterial and algal communities and potential extracellular enzyme activities of stream biofilms. Fems Microbiol Ecol, 71(3):364-373. Doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2009.00817.xExternal link

Prakash O., Gihring T.M., Dalton D.D., Chin K.J., Green S.J., Akob D.M., Wanger G., Kostka J.E. (2010) Geobacter daltonii sp. nov., an Fe(III)- and uranium(VI)-reducing bacterium isolated from a shallow subsurface exposed to mixed heavy metal and hydrocarbon contamination. Int J Syst Evol Micr, 60:546-553. Doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.010843-0External link

Reiche M., Gleixner G., Küsel K. (2010) Effect of peat quality on microbial greenhouse gas formation in an acidic fen. Biogeosciences, 7(1):187-198. Doi: 10.5194/bg-7-187-2010External link

Sitte J., Akob D.M., Kaufmann C., Finster K., Banerjee D., Burkhardt E.M., Kostka J.E., Scheinost A.C., Büchel G., Küsel K. (2010) Microbial links between sulfate reduction and metal retention in uranium- and heavy metal-contaminated soil. Appl Environ Microb, 76(10):3143-3152. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.00051-10External link

Vishnivetskaya T.A., Brandt C.C., Madden A.S., Drake M.M., 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. Appl Environ Microb, 76(17):5728-5735.
Doi: 10.1128/AEM.00308-10External link


Burkhardt E.M., Meisser S., Merten D., Büchel G., Küsel K. (2009) Heavy metal retention and microbial activities in geochemical barriers formed in glacial sediments subjacent to a former uranium mining leaching heap. Chem Erde-Geochem, 69:21-34.
Doi: 10.1016/j.chemer.2008.12.003External link

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

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, 6548–6552. Doi: link

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. J Geophys Res-Biogeo, 114. Doi: 10.1029/2008JG000853External link

Risse-Buhl U. and Küsel K. (2009) Colonization dynamics of biofilm-associated ciliate morphotypes at different flow velocities. Eur J Protistol 2009, 45(1):64-76.
Doi: 10.1016/j.ejop.2008.08.001External link

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: 209-218. Doi: 10.3354/ame01302External link


Akob D.M., Mills H.J., Gihring T.M., Kerkhof L., Stucki J.W., Anastácio 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 Microb 2008, 74(10):3159-3170. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.02881-07External link

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

Blöthe M., Akob D.M., Kostka J.E., Göschel K., Drake H.L., Küsel K. (2008) pH gradient-induced heterogeneity of Fe(III)-reducing microorganisms in coal mining-associated lake sediments. Appl Environ Microb 2008, 74(4):1019-1029. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.01194-07External link

Küsel K., Blöthe M., Schulz D., Reiche M., Drake H.L. (2008) Microbial reduction of iron and porewater biogeochemistry in acidic peatlands. Biogeosciences, 5(6):1537-1549.
Doi: 10.5194/bg-5-1537-2008External link

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 an acidic fen. Fems Microbiol Ecol, 65(1):88-101.
Doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2008.00523.xExternal link

Schmalenberger A., Tebbe C.C., Kertesz M.A., 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. Eur J Soil Biol, 44(5-6):495-500. Doi: 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2008.07.002External link


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. Doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2006.09.017External link

Pohlon E., Augspurger C., Risse-Buhl U., Arle J., Willkomm M., Halle S., and Küsel K. (2007) Quering the obvious: lessons from a degraded stream. Restoration Ecology 15: 312-316. Doi: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2007.00215.xExternal link

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. Doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2007.01251.xExternal link

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. Aquatic Sciences, 69: 495-502. Doi: 10.1007/s00027-007-0932-zExternal link

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.
Doi: 10.1007/s11270-006-9255-2External link


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. Doi: 10.1021/es061018yExternal link

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. 190External link, pp. 205-238. Springer-Verlag, 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. Doi: 10.1007/0-387-30742-7_13External link

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. Doi: 10.1055/s-2006-924474External link

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. Doi: 10.1099/mic.0.28725-0External link

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.
Doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2006.06.004External link

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: Verhoeven, J.T.A., Beltman, B., Bobbink, R., Whigham, D.F. (eds) Wetlands and Natural Resource Management. Ecological Studies, vol 190. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-33187-2_11External link

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. Doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2005.09.001External link

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. Doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2006.00175.xExternal link


Drake H. L. and Küsel K. (2005) Acetogenic clostridia. In: Dürre P. (ed.), Handbook on Clostridia, pp. 719-746. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. Doi: 10.1201/9780203489819External link


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. Doi: 10.13140/2.1.1060.2567External link

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, Berlin, Heidelberg. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-06073-5_22External link

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. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.70.12.6998-7009.2004External link

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 AspectsExternal link. pp. 251-281, Horizon Scientific Press, United Kingdom.

Pre 2004


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.
Doi: 10.1007/0-387-22731-8_13External link

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. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.69.1.74-83.2003External link

Küsel K. (2003) Microbial cycling of iron and sulfur in acidic coal mining lake sediments. Water Air Soil Poll.: Focus 3:67-90. Doi: 10.1023/A:1022103419928External link

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.
Doi: 10.1007/s00248-002-1054-8External link


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.
Doi: 10.1023/A:1020514617738External link

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. Doi: 10.1128/AEM.68.2.1005-1009.2002External link

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.
Doi: 10.1046/j.1462-2920.2002.00314.xExternal link

Küsel K., Wagner C., Trinkwalter T., Gößner A., Bäumler R. and Drake H. L. (2002) Microbial reduction of Fe(III) and turnover of acetate in Hawaiian soils. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 40: 73-81. Doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2002.tb00938.xExternal link

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. Water Air Soil Pollution: Focus 2: 57-67. Doi: 10.1023/A:1019903729223External link

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.
Doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2002.tb00963.xExternal link


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.
Doi: 10.1128/AEM.67.10.4734-4741.2001External link

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. Doi: 10.1016/S0098-8472(01)00103-4External link


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. Doi: 10.1007/s002480000065External link

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. Doi: 10.1099/00207713-50-2-537External link

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.
Doi: 10.4319/lo.2000.45.5.1077External link


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.
Doi: 10.1128/AEM.65.8.3633-3640.1999External link

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.
Doi: 10.1128/AEM.65.11.5117-5123.1999External link

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. Doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.1999.tb00601.xExternal link


Küsel K. and Drake H. L. (1998) Microbial turnover of low molecular weight organic acids during leaf litter decomposition. Soil Biol. Biochem. 31: 107-118.
Doi: 10.1016/S0038-0717(98)00111-4External link

Michalzik B., Küsel K., Solinger S. and Matzner E. (1998): Dynamics of DOC and DON in forest soils. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Bodenkundlichen GesellschaftExternal link 87, p. 225-236. (Non peer-reviewed).


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. Doi: 10.1002/biof.5520060103External link


Küsel K. and Drake H. L. (1996) Anaerobic capacities of leaf litter. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 62: 4216-4219. Doi: 10.1128/aem.62.11.4216-4219.1996External link

Küsel K. (1996): Anaerober Abbau von organischem Kohlenstoff in Waldböden: Acetat als indeglied anaerober und aerober Prozesse. Bayreuther Forum Ökologie, 32:1-146External link. (Non peer-reviewed)


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.
Doi: 10.1128/aem.61.10.3667-3675.1995External link

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. Doi: 10.1002/aheh.19950230605External link


Drake H. L., Daniel S. L., Matthies C. and Küsel K. (1994) Acetogenesis: Reality in the Laboratory, Uncertainty Elsewhere. In: Drake, H.L. (eds) Acetogenesis. Chapman & Hall Microbiology Series. Springer, Boston, MA. Doi: 10.1007/978-1-4615-1777-1_10External link

Küsel K. and Drake H. L. (1994) Acetate synthesis in soil from a Bavarian beech forest. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 60: 1370-1373. Doi:10.1128/aem.60.4.1370-1373.1994External link


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.


Küsel K. (1992): Reduktive Dehalogenierung chloraromatischer Verbindungen in Müllsickerwasser unter Berücksichtigung des Einflusses alternativer Elektronenakzeptoren, Diplomarbeit, Universität Bayreuth