Dr. Solveig Bühring


Petrologie der Ozeankruste


+49 421 218-65964


+49 421 218-65715



MARUM pavilion, 1090

Solveig Bühring

Foto: Alina Esken



2019 Wissenschaftliches Personal am MARUM
2018 Genehmigung der Verlängerung der Emmy Noether Gruppe
2011 Gründung der Emmy Noether Gruppe Hydrothermale Geomikrobiologie
2007-2010 MARUM-Fellow an der Universität Bremen / MARUM
2006-2007 Marie Curie Forschunsstipendium an der Universität Bremen / DFG- Forschungszentrum Ozeanränder
2005-2006 Marie Curie Forschungsstipendium am Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2004-2005 RCOM Fellow an der Universität Bremen / DFG- Forschungszentrum Ozeanränder
2004 Promotion zum Dr. rer. nat. im FB 2 Biologie/Chemie an der Universität Bremen Titel: Microbial carbon processing in marine sediments: Case studies in North Sea sands and oligotrophic deep-sea sediments
2000-2003 Doktorandin am Max-Planck-Institut für Marine Mikrobiologie, Bremen
1999 Diplom in Biologie an der Universität Hamburg (Institut für Hydrobiologie und Fischereiwissenschaft) Titel: Untersuchungen zur taxonomischen Zusammensetzung und zum Reservestoffbestand benthopelagischer Fauna des Nordost-Atlantiks
1996-1999 Studentin im Fachbereich Biologie, an der Universität Hamburg
1993-1996 Studentin im Fachbereich Biologie, an der RWTH Aachen

Gonzalo Gómez Sáez
Miriam Sollich


Arun Madisetti

Als Geomikrobiologin liegt mein Forschungsschwerpunkt auf der Verbindung zwischen Organismen und ihrer Funktion im Ökosystem. In letzter Zeit habe ich mich auf hydrothermale Systeme konzentriert und hierbei untersucht, wie die mikrobielle Gemeinschaft die hydrothermal zugeführten, reduzierten Substanzen nutzt und wie toxische Substanzen, wie z.B. Arsen, die mikrobielle Biodiversität und die Ausprägung von Adaptationsmechanismen beeinflussen. Um mikrobielle Gemeinschaften und Anpassungen zu beschreiben, untersuche ich ihr Lipidom und ich verwende Markierungsexperimente, um mikrobielle Funktionsweisen zu untersuchen.


Durán-Toro, V, Rezwan, K, Bühring, SI and Maas, M (2022) Arsenic and sulfur nanoparticle synthesis mimicking environmental conditions of submarine shallow-water hydrothermal vents. Journal of Environmental Sciences, 111. 301-312. doi:10.1016/j.jes.2021.04.011

Sievert, SM, Bühring, SI, Gulmann, LK, Hinrichs, KU, Pop Ristova, P and Gomez-Saez, GV (2022) Fluid flow stimulates chemoautotrophy in hydrothermally influenced coastal sediments. Communications Earth & Environment, 3(1). doi:10.1038/s43247-022-00426-5

Caramanna, G, Sievert, SM and Bühring, SI (2021) Submarine shallow-water fluid emissions and their geomicrobiological imprint: a global overview. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8. doi:10.3389/fmars.2021.727199

Schnakenberg, A, Aromokeye, DA, Kulkarni, A, Maier, L, Wunder, LC, Richter-Heitmann, T, Pape, T, Ristova, PP, Bühring, SI, Dohrmann, I, Bohrmann, G, Kasten, S and Friedrich, MW (2021) Electron acceptor availability shapes Anaerobically Methane Oxidizing Archaea (ANME) communities in South Georgia sediments. Frontiers in Microbiology, 12. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2021.617280

Klatt, JM, Gomez-Saez, GV, Meyer, S, Pop Ristova, P, Yilmaz, P, Granitsiotis, MS, Macalady, JL, Lavik, G, Polerecky, L and Bühring, SI (2020) Versatile cyanobacteria control the timing and extent of sulfide production in a Proterozoic analog microbial mat. The ISME Journal. doi:10.1038/s41396-020-0734-z

Aepfler, RF, Bühring, SI and Elvert, M (2019) Substrate characteristic bacterial fatty acid production based on amino acid assimilation and transformation in marine sediments. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 95(10). doi:10.1093/femsec/fiz131

Durán-Toro, VM, Price, RE, Maas, M, Brombach, CC, Pichler, T, Rezwan, K and Bühring, SI (2019) Amorphous arsenic sulfide nanoparticles in a shallow water hydrothermal system. Marine Chemistry, 211. 25-36. doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2019.03.008

Gomez-Saez, GV, Pop Ristova, P, Sievert, SM, Elvert, M, Hinrichs, KU and Bühring, SI (2017) Relative importance of chemoautotrophy for primary production in a light exposed marine Shallow Hydrothermal System. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.00702

Pop Ristova, P, Pichler, T, Friedrich, MW and Bühring, SI (2017) Bacterial diversity and biogeochemistry of two marine shallow-water hydrothermal systems off Dominica (Lesser Antilles). Frontiers in Microbiology, 8. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.02400 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Sollich, M, Yoshinaga, MY, Häusler, S, Price, RE, Hinrichs, KU and Bühring, SI (2017) Heat stress dictates microbial lipid composition along a thermal gradient in marine sediments. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.01550

Gomez-Saez, GV, Niggemann, J, Dittmar, T, Pohlabeln, AM, Lang, SQ, Noowong, A, Pichler, T, Wörmer, L and Bühring, SI (2016) Molecular evidence for abiotic sulfurization of dissolved organic matter in marine shallow hydrothermal systems. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 190. 35-52. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2016.06.027 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Gomez-Saez, GV, Riedel, T, Niggemann, J, Pichler, T, Dittmar, T and Bühring, SI (2015) Interaction between iron and dissolved organic matter in a marine shallow hydrothermal system off Dominica Island (Lesser Antilles). Marine Chemistry, 177. 677-686. doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2015.10.003 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Kleint, C, Kuzmanovski, S, Powell, Z, Bühring, SI, Sander, SG and Koschinsky, A (2015) Organic Cu-complexation at the shallow marine hydrothermal vent fields off the coast of Milos (Greece), Dominica (Lesser Antilles) and the Bay of Plenty (New Zealand). Marine Chemistry, 173. 244-252. doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2014.10.012 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Bühring, SI, Kamp, A, Wörmer, L, Ho, S and Hinrichs, KU (2014) Functional structure of laminated microbial sediments from a supratidal sandy beach of the German Wadden Sea (St. Peter-Ording). Journal of Sea Research, 85. 463-473. doi:10.1016/j.seares.2013.08.001 PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Price, RE, Savov, I, Planer-Friedrich, B, Bühring, SI, Amend, J and Pichler, T (2013) Processes influencing extreme As enrichment in shallow-sea hydrothermal fluids of Milos Island, Greece. Chemical Geology, 348. 15-26. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2012.06.007

Bühring, S, Schubotz, F, Harms, C, Lipp, JS, Amils, R and Hinrichs, KU (2012) Lipid signatures of acidophilic microbial communities in an extreme, acidic environment: Río Tinto, Spain. Organic Geochemistry, 47. 66-77. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2012.03.010

Bühring, S, Sievert, SM, Jonkers, HM, Elshahed, MS, Krumholz, LR and Hinrichs, KU (2011) Insights into chemotaxonomic composition and carbon cycling of phototrophic communities in an artesian sulfur-rich spring (Zodletone, Oklahoma, USA), a possible analog for ancient microbial mat systems. Geobiology, 9(2). 166-179. doi:10.1111/j.1472-4669.2010.00268.x

Christiansen, B, Bühring, S, Pfannkuche, O and 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. doi:10.1080/17451000903150363

Bühring, S, Smittenberg, RH, Sachse, D, Lipp, JS, Golubic, S, Sachs, JP, Hinrichs, KU and Summons, RE (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(3). 308 - 323. doi:10.1111/j.1472-4669.2009.00198.x PANGAEA Supplementary Data

Elshahed, MS, Youssef, NH, Luo, Q, Najar, FZ, Roe, BA, Sisk, TM, Bühring, S, Hinrichs, KU and Krumholz, LR (2007) Phylogenetic and Metabolic Diversity of Planctomycetes from Anaerobic, Sulfide- and Sulfur-Rich Zodletone Spring, Oklahoma. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73(15). 4707-4716. doi:10.1128/AEM.00591-07

Bühring, S, Ehrenhauss, S, Kamp, A, Moodley, L and Witte, U (2006) POC processing in a sublittoral sandy sediment: pulse chase experiment with 13C-labelled diatoms. Marine Biology Research, 2. 120-129. doi:10.1080/17451000600678773

Bühring, S, Lampadariou, N, Moodley, L, Tselepides, T and 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 and Oceanography, 51(1). 157-165. doi:10.4319/lo.2006.51.1.0157

Bühring, S, Elvert, M and Witte, U (2005) The microbial community structure of different permeable sandy sediments characterized by the investigation of bacterial fatty acids and fluorescence in situ hybridisation. Environmental Microbiology, 7(2). 281-293. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2004.00710.x

Ehrenhauss, S, Witte, U, Bühring, S and 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. doi:10.3354/meps271099

Bühring, S, Koppelmann, R, Christiansen, B and Weikert, H (2002) Are Rhodophyceae a dietary component for deep-sea holothurians? Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 82(2). 347-348. doi:10.1017/S0025315402005556

Bühring, SI and Christiansen, B (2001) Lipids in selected abyssal benthopelagic animals: links to the epipelagic zone? Progress in Oceanography 50. 369-382.


Bühring, SI, Sievert, SM (2017) The shallow submarine hot vent system off Milos (Greece) – a natural laboratory to study hydrothermal geomicrobiology. In Life in Extreme Environments, Life at Vents and Seeps, ed. J. Kallmeyer.

Manuskripte in Vorbereitung

Sollich, M, Yoshinaga, MY.,Sievert, SM und Bühring, SI (in Vorbereitung) Transfer of chemosynthetic fixed carbon and its ecological significance revealed by lipid analysis of fluids at diffuse flow deep-sea vents (East Pacific Rise 9°50’N)

Ausfahrten und Expeditionen

Arun Madisetti
Anna Maria Einarsdóttir
Anna Maria Einarsdóttir
August 2023

Bridging hydrothermal sites along theHellenic Arc off Milos from shallow to deep (BridgeHell),

Fahrtleitung FS METEOR Expedition zu den hydrothermalen Quellen vor Milos, Griechenland

Juni 2017 Experimentkampagne an den Flachwasserhydrothermalquellen vor Milos, Griechenland
Juni 2016 Experimentkampagne an den Flachwasserhydrothermalquellen vor Milos, Griechenland
Mai 2015 Probennahme an den Flachwasserhydrothermalquellen vor Kueishantao, Taiwan
Juni 2014 Experimentkampagne an den Flachwasserhydrothermalquellen vor Island
April 2013 Experimentkampagne an den Flachwasserhydrothermalquellen vor Dominica, Kleine Antillen
Mai 2012 Experimentkampagne an den Flachwasserhydrothermalquellen vor Milos, Griechenland
Juni 2009 Experimentkampagne an den Flachwasserhydrothermalquellen vor Milos, Griechenland
Juni 2008 Experimentkampagne am Farbstreifensandwatt, St.Peter-Ording
Juni 2006 Expedition zum Río Tinto in Spanien
Oktober 2005 Expedition zur Zodletone Schwefelquelle in Oklahoma (USA)
September 2004 Expedition zur Zodletone Schwefelquelle in Oklahoma (USA)
Juni 2002 FS Philia, von Kreta (Griechenland) ins Kretische Meer
September 2001 FS Heincke, von Bremerhaven in die südliche Nordsee
Juni 2001 FS Heincke, von Bremerhaven in die südliche Nordsee
April 2001 FS Heincke, von Bremerhaven in die südliche Nordsee
Oktober 2000 FS Uthoern, von Bremerhaven in die südliche Nordsee
April 2000 FS Poseidon, von Galway (Irland) in den Nordost-Atlantik
August 1998 FS Meteor, von Lissabon (Portugal) in den Nordost-Atlantik
August 1997 FS Alkor, von Kiel in den Skaggerak in der Nordsee
März/April 1997 FS Discovery, von Vigo (Spanien) in den Nordost-Atlantik

Gutachtertätigkeit für...


ISME Journal, Geobiology, PLOS ONE, Environmental Microbiology, Chemical Geology, Deep Sea Research, Organic Geochemistry, Microbial Ecology, Marine Biology, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Radiocarbon, Systematic and Applied Microbiology, Biogeosciences



Microbial Interactions (MarMic M.Sc.)

Molekulare Geobiologie (M.Sc.)
Einführing in die Geobiologie (B.Sc.) bis 2012
Einführung in die Astrobiologie (M.Sc.) bis 2012