Dr. Solveig Bühring
Frau Dr. Solveig Bühring
Research group Bühring - Hydrothermal Geomicrobiology
Head of Emmy Noether Young Investigator Research Group
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- Curriculum vitae
- Research interests
- Publications in prep.
- Participation on scientific expeditions
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|September 2011||start of the Emmy Noether Young Investigator Group "Hydrothermal Geomicrobiology"|
|April 2011||entrance into the Emmy Noether Program of the DFG (German Research Foundation)|
|2007-2010||MARUM Fellow at the University of Bremen/MARUM|
|2006-2007||Marie Curie Research Fellow at the University of Bremen/RCOM|
|2005-2006||Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|2004-2005||RCOM Fellow at the University of Bremen/RCOM|
|2004||PhD Degree from the University of Bremen Thesis: Microbial carbon processing in marine sediments: Case studies in North Sea sands and oligotrophic deep-sea sediments|
|2000-2003||PhD student at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen|
|1999||Diploma thesis at the Department of Biology (Institute for Hydrobiology and Fisheries),University of Hamburg Thesis: Investigations on taxonomic composition and energy reserves of benthopelagic fauna in the Northeastern Atlantic|
|1996-1999||Student at the Department of Biology, University of Hamburg|
|1993-1996||Student at the Department of Biology, RWTH Aachen|
photo courtesy of Miriam Sollich
photo courtesy of Roy Price
My research focuses on the link between organisms and ecosystem functioning. I prefer to work in situ using lipid biomarker and stable isotope assays, as well as labeling techniques. With the use of different 13C-labeled substrates and subsequent analysis of prokaryotic biomarkers, I can follow the uptake into metabolically active populations. As a geomicrobiologist, I aim to identify key players in carbon cycling in diverse aquatic settings.
The newly established DFG - Emmy Noether Young Investigator research group “Hydrothermal Geomicrobiology” will focus on marine shallow-water hydrothermal vents. The study of extremophiles inhabiting these systems presents an enormous opportunity, because they (1) provide a window into a microbiome characterized by high metabolic versatility and unique adaptations to extreme conditions, they (2) are vastly understudied, and they (3) combine easy accessibility with a wide range of geological, chemical, and biological processes similar to those taking place in deep-sea vents. My group will focus on the study of autotrophic microorganisms and the processes mediated by them.
Recent and ongoing projects
- Microbial carbon fixation in a marine shallow-water hydrothermal vent system
- Microbial community of the Farbstreifensandwatt
- Microbial diversity of Río Tinto
- Black Sea anoxic water column community
- Terrestrial sulfidic spring community
Price, R.E., Savov, I., Planer-Friedrich, B., Bühring, S.I., Amend, J. & Pichler, T. (in press): "Processes influencing extreme As enrichment in shallow-sea hydrothermal fluids of Milos Island, Greece", Chemical Geology.
Bühring, S.I., Schubotz, F., Harms, C., Lipp, J.S., Amils, R. & Hinrichs, K.-U. (2012) "Lipid signatures of acidophilic microbial communities in an extreme, acidic environment: Río Tinto, Spain", Organic Geochemistry 47: 66-77.
Bühring, S.I., Sievert, S.M., Jonkers, H.M., Ertefai, T., Elshahed, M.S. Krumholz, L.R. & Hinrichs, K.-U. (2011) "Insights into chemotaxonomic composition and carbon cycling of phototrophic communities in an artesian sulfur-rich spring (Zodletone, Oklahoma, USA), a possible analogue for ancient microbial mat systems". Geobiology 9/2: 166-179.
Christiansen, B., Bühring, S.I., Pfannkuche, O. & Weikert, H. (2010) "The near-bottom plankton community at the Porcupine Abyssal Plain, NE-Atlantic: structure and vertical distribution". Marine Biology Research 6/2: 113-124.
Bühring, S.I., Smittenberg, R.H., Sachse, D., Lipp, J.S., Golubic, S., Sachs, J.P., Hinrichs, K.-U. & Summons, R.E. (2009) "A hypersaline microbial mat from the Pacific Atoll Kiritimati: Insight into composition and carbon fixation using biomarker analyses and a 13C-labeling approach". Geobiology 7: 308-323.
Elshahed, M.S., Luo, Q., Najar, F.Z., Roe, B.A., Sisk, T.M., Bühring, S.I., Hinrichs, K.-U. & Krumholz, L.R. (2007) "Phylogenetic diversity and metabolic capabilities of members of the phylum Planctomycetes in anaerobic, sulfide and sulfur-rich sediments in a mesophilic spring (Zodletone spring, OK, USA)". Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73/15: 4707-4716.
Bühring, S.I., Ehrenhauss, S., Kamp, A., Moodley, L. & Witte, U. (2006) "Enhanced benthic activity in sandy sublittoral sediments: Evidence from 13C-tracer experiments" Marine Biology Research 2:120-129.
Bühring, S.I., Lampadariou, N., Moodley, L., Tselepides, A. & Witte, U. (2006) "Benthic microbial and whole-community responses to different amounts of 13C-enriched algae: in situ experiments in the deep Cretan Sea (eastern Mediterranean). Limnology & Oceanography 51/1: 157-165.
Bühring, S.I., Elvert, M. & Witte, U. (2005) "The microbial community structure of different permeable sandy sediments characterised by the investigation of bacterial fatty acids and fluorescence in situ hybridisation". Environmental Microbiology 7/2: 281-293.
Ehrenhauss, S., Witte, U., Bühring, S.I. & Huettel, M. (2004) "Effect of advective pore water transport on distribution and degradation of diatoms in permeable North Sea sediments". Marine Ecology Progress Series 271:99-111.
Bühring, S.I., Koppelmann, R., Christiansen, B. & Weikert, H. (2002) "Are Rhodophyceae a dietary component for deep-sea holothurians?" Journal of Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 82:347-348.
Bühring, S.I. & Christiansen, B. (2001) "Lipids in selected abyssal benthopelagic animals: links to the epipelagic zone?" Progress in Oceanography 50:369-382.
Publications in prep.
Bühring, S.I., Kamp, A., Wörmer, L.-P., Ho, S. & Hinrichs, K.-U.Functional structure of laminated microbial sediments from a supratidal sandy beach of the German Wadden Sea (St. Peter-Ording), submitted.
Bühring, S.I., Blees, H.J.R., Heuer, V.B., Sievert, S.M. & Hinrichs, K.-H. Microbial methane flow in a temperate terrestrial highly sulfidic setting: Zodletone spring, Oklahoma, USA, in preparation.
Participation on scientific expeditions
|2012 / 05||Expedition to submarine shallow-water hydrothermal vent system (Milos Island, Greece)|
|2009 / 06||Expedition to submarine shallow-water hydrothermal vent system (Milos Island, Greece)|
|2008 / 06||Experimental campaign on laminated microbial sediments, St. Peter-Ording|
|2006 / 06||Expedition to Río Tinto in Spain|
|2005 / 10||Expedition to the Zodletone sulfur spring in Oklahoma (USA)|
|2004 / 09||Expedition to the Zodletone sulfur spring in Oklahoma (USA)|
|2002 / 07||RV Philia to the Cretan Sea off Crete (Greece)|
|2001 / 09||RV Heincke to the Southern North Sea off Bremerhaven (Germany)|
|2001 / 06||RV Heincke to the Southern North Sea off Bremerhaven (Germany)|
|2001 / 04||RV Heincke to the Southern North Sea off Bremerhaven (Germany)|
|2000 / 10||RV Uthoern to the Southern North Sea off Bremerhaven (Germany)|
|2000 / 04||RV Poseidon to the Northeast Atlantic off Galway (Ireland)|
|1998 / 08||RV Meteor to the Northeast Atlantic off Lisbon (Portugal)|
|1997 / 08||RV Alkor to the Skaggerak (North Sea ) off Kiel (Germany)|
|1997 / 03-04||RV Discovery to the Northeast Atlantic off Vigo (Spain)|
ISME Journal, Environmental Microbiology, Chemical Geology, Deep Sea Research, Organic Geochemistry, Microbial Ecology, Marine Biology, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Radiocarbon
As part of my Marie-Curie Fellowship I did research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. Please visit my external homepage.