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Peer-reviewed publications of Hinrichs Lab


Chronological list of our peer-reviewed publications.




Seewald, J.S., Wheat, C.G., Reeves, E.P., Tivey, M.K., Sievert, S.M., Stakes, D. Sylva, S.P., Lilley, M.D., and Heuer, V.B. (2024) Spatial evolution and temporal stability of hydrothermal processes at sediment-covered spreading centers: Constraints from Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 367, 87-106.  doi:10.1016/j.gca.2023.12.006

Wang, J., Zhao, B., Yao, P., Bianchi, T.S., Lipp, J.S., Elvert, M., Yu, Z., Yu, Z., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2024) Size-fractionated distribution of glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraether core lipids in surface sediments of a large-river delta-front estuary. Science of the Total Environment, 912, 169626. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.169626

Xiao, H., Li, M., and Nettersheim, B.J. (2024) Short chain tricyclic terpanes as organic proxies for paleo-depositional conditions. Chemical Geology, 652, 122023. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemgeo.2024.122023  

Yin, X., Zhou, G., Cai, M., Richter-Heitmann, T., Zhu, Q.-Z., Maeke, M., Kulkarni, A.C., Nimzyk, R., Elvert, M., and Friedrich, M.W. (2024) Physiological versatility of ANME-1 and Bathyarchaeotoa-8 archaea evidenced by inverse stable isotope labeling. Microbiome, 12, 68. doi:0.1186/s40168-024-01779-z 

Yin, X., Zhou, G., Wang, H., Han, D., Maeke, M., Richter-Heitmann, T., Wunder, L.C., Aromokeye, D.A., Zhu, Q.-Z., Nimzyk, R., Elvert, M., and Friedrich, M.W. (2024) Unexpected carbon utilization activity of sulfate-reducing microorganisms in temperate and permanently cold marine sediments. The ISME Journal, 18 (1), wrad014.  doi:10.1093/ismejo/wrad014 

Zhu, Q.Z., Elvert, M., Meador, T.B., Doeana, K., Becker, K., Elling, F., Lipp, J., Heuer, V., Zabel, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2024) Comprehensive molecular-isotopic characterization of archaeal lipids in the Black Sea water column and underlying sediments. Geobiology, 22, e12589.  doi:10.1111/gbi.12589

Zhu, Q.-Z., Yin, X., Taubner, H., Wendt, J., Friedrich, M.W., Elvert, M., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Middelburg, J.J. (2024) Secondary production and priming reshape the organic matter composition in marine sediments. Science Advances, 10, eadm8096.  doi:10.1126/sciadv.adm8096


Brocks, J.J., Nettersheim, B.J., Adam, P., Schaeffer, P., Jarrett, A.J., Güneli, N., Liyanage, T., Van Maldegem, L.M., Hallmann, C., and Hope, J.M. (2023) Lost world of complex life and the late rise of the eukaryotic crown. Nature, 618, 767–773. doi:1038/s41586-023-06170-w

Castillejos Sepúlveda, A., Metzger, E., Littmann, S., Taubner, H., Chennu, A., Gatti, L., de Beer, D., and Klatt, J.M. (2023) Two-dimensional mapping of arsenic concentration and speciation with diffusive equilibrium in thin-film gels. Environmental Science and Technology, 57 (21), 8107–8117. doi:10.1021/acs.est.3c00887

da Silva Resende, J.S., Pereira, R., Bernardino, A.F., Longhini, C.M., Lehrback, B.D.C., da Silva, C.A., Costa, E.S., Elvert, M., and Neto, R.R. (2023) Organic matter changes at the Doce River Mouth caused by the Fundão dam mine tailing collapse. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 234:486.  doi:10.1007/s11270-023-06487-2

Gan, S., Heuer, V.B., Schmidt, F., Wörmer, L., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2023) A simple guideline to apply Excitation-Emission Matrix Spectroscopy (EEMs) for the characterization of dissolved organic matter (DOM) in anoxic marine sediments. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 42, 109-119. doi:10.1007/s13131-022-2050-0

Goudriaan, M., Morales, V.H., van der Meer, M.T.J., Mets, A., Ndhlovu, R.T., van Heerwarden, J, Simon, S., Heuer, V.B., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Niemann, H. (2023) A stable isotope assay with 13C-labeled polyethylene to investigate plastic mineralization mediated by Rhodococcus ruber. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 186, 114369. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2022.114369   

Han, D., Richter-Heitmann, T., Kim, J.-H., Friedrich, M.W., Yin, X., Elvert, M., Ryu, J.-S., Jang, K., and Nam, S.-I. (2023) Influence of sedimentary deposition on the microbial assembly process in Arctic Holocene marine sediments. Frontiers in Microbiology, 14:1231839.  doi:10.3389/fmicb.2023.1231839

Hoshino, Y., Nettersheim, B.J., Gold, D.A., Hallmann, C., Vinnichenko, G., Van Maldegem, L.M., Bishop, C., Brocks, J.J., and Gaucher, E.A. (2023) Genetics re-establish the utility of 2-methylhopanes as cyanobacterial biomarkers before 750 million years ago. Nature Ecology & Evolution. doi:10.1038/s41559-023-02223-5

Lever, M.A., Alperin, M.J., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Teske, A. (2023) Zonation of the active methane-cycling community in deep subsurface sediments of the Peru Trench. Frontiers in Microbiology, 14:1192029. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2023.1192029   

Neubauer, C., Kantnerová, K., Lamothe, A., Savarino, J., Hilkert, A., Juchelka, D., Hinrichs, K.-U., Elvert, M., Heuer, V., Elsner, M., Bakkour, R., Julien, M., Öztoprak, M., Schouten, S., Hattori, S., and Dittmar, T. (2023) Discovering nature’s fingerprints: Isotope ratio analysis on bioanalytical mass spectrometers. Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 34, 525-537,  doi:10.1021/jasms.2c00363 

Saito, R., Wörmer, L., Taubner, H., Kaiho, K., Takahashi, S., Tian, L., Ikeda, M., Summons, R.E., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2023) Centennial scale sequences of environmental deterioration preceded the end-Permian mass extinction. Nature Communications, 14, 2113. doi:10.1038/s41467-023-37717-0   

Stief, P., Schauberger, C., Becker, K.W., Elvert, M., Balmonte, J.P., Franco-Cisterna, B., Middelboe, M., and Glud, B.M. (2023) Hydrostatic pressure induces transformations in the organic matter and microbial community composition of marine snow particles. Communications Earth & Environment, 4, 377. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43247-023-01045-4   

Vigderovich, H., Eckert, W., Elvert, M., Gafni, A., Rubin-Blum, M., Bergman, O., and Sivan, O. (2023) Aerobic methanotrophy increases the net iron reduction in methanogenic lake sediments. Frontiers in Microbiology, 14:1206414. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2023.1206414   

Yu, T., Wu, W., Liang, W., Wang, Y., Hou, J., Chen, Y., Elvert, M., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Wang, F. (2023) Anaerobic degradation of organic carbon supports uncultured microbial populations in estuarine sediments. Microbiome, 11, 81. doi:10.1186/s40168-023-01531-z   


Beulig, F., Schubert, F., Adhikari, R.R., Glombitza, C., Heuer, V.B., Hinrichs, K.-U., Homola, K.L., Inagaki, F., Jørgensen, B.B., Kallmeyer, J., Krause, S.J.E., Morono, Y., Sauvage, J., Spivack, A.J., and Treude, T. (2022) Rapid metabolism fosters microbial survival in the deep, hot subseafloor biosphere. Nature Communications, 13:312.  doi:10.1038/s41467-021-27802-7   

Brünjes, J., Seidel, M., Dittmar, T., Niggemann, J., and Schubotz, F. (2022) Natural asphalt seeps are potential sources for recalcitrant oceanic dissolved organic sulfur and dissolved black carbon. Environmental Science & Technology, 56, 9092-9102.  doi:10.1021/acs.est.2c01123 

Coffinet, S., Mühlena, L., Lipp, J.S., Weil, M., Neubauer, C., Urich, T., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2022) Evidence for enzymatic backbone methylation of the main membrane lipids in the archaeon Methanomassiliicoccus luminyensis. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 88, e02154-21.  doi:10.1128/aem.02154-21  

Helten, O., Ostertag-Henning, C., Bach, W., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2022) Generation and decomposition of low-molecular-weight organic acids in hydrous pyrolysis experiments with Opalinus Clay rock. Organic Geochemistry, 172, 104481. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2022.104481 

Huang, X., Liu, X., Xue, Y., Pan, B., Xiao, L., Wang, S., Lever, M.A., Hinrichs, K.-U., Inagaki, F., and Liu, C. (2022) Methane production by facultative anaerobic wood-rot fungi via a new halomethane-dependent pathway. Microbiology Spectrum, 10, e01700-22. doi:10.1128/spectrum.01700-22

Kropp, C., Lipp, J., Schmidt, A.-L., Seisenberger, C., Linde, M., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Babinger, P. (2022) Identification of acetylated diether lipids in halophilic Archaea. Microbiology Open, 11, e1299. doi:10.1002/mbo3.1299  

Lazar, C.S., Schmidt, F., Elvert, M., Heuer, V.B., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Teske, A. (2022) Microbial diversity gradients in the geothermal mud volcano underlying the hypersaline Urania Basin. Frontiers in Microbiology, 13:1043414. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2022.1043414  

Liu, W., Alfken, S., Wörmer, L., Lipp, J.S., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2022) Hidden molecular clues in marine sediments revealed by untargeted mass spectrometry imaging. Frontiers in Earth Science, 10:931157.   doi:10.3389/feart.2022.931157

Napier, T., Wörmer, L., Wendt, J., Lückge, A., Rohlfs, N., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2022) Sub-annual to interannual Arabian Sea upwelling, sea surface temperature, and Indian monsoon rainfall reconstructed using congruent micrometer-scale climate proxies. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 37, e2021PA004355. doi:10.1029/2021PA004355

Obreht, I., De Vleeschouwer, D., Wörmer, L., Kucera, M., Varma, D., Prange, M., Laepple, T., Wendt, J., Nandini-Weiss, S. D., Schulz, H., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2022) Last Interglacial decadal sea surface temperature variability in the eastern Mediterranean. Nature Geoscience, 15, 812-818. doi:10.1038/s41561-022-01016-y

Sievert, S.M., Bühring, S.I., Gulmann, L.K., Hinrichs, K.-U., Pop Ristova, P., and Gomez-Saez, G.V. (2022) Fluid flow stimulates chemoautotrophy in hydrothermally influenced coastal sediments. Communications Earth & Environment, 3, 96. doi:10.1038/s43247-022-00426-5.

Tourte, M., Coffinet, S., Wörmer, L., Lipp, J.S., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Oger, P.M. (2022) The exploration of the Thermococcus barophilus lipidome reveals the widest variety of phosphoglycolipids in Thermococcales. Frontiers in Microbiology, 13:869479.  doi:10.3389/fmicb.2022.869479 

Vigderovich, H., Eckert, W., Elul, M., Rubin-Blum, M., Elvert, M., and Sivan, O. (2022) Long-term incubations provide insights into the mechanisms of anaerobic oxidation of methane in methanogenic Lake Kinneret sediments. Biogeosciences, 19, 2313–2331.  doi:10.5194/bg-19-2313-2022

Wörmer, L., Wendt, J., Boehman, B., Haug. G., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2022) Deglacial increase of temperature variability in the tropical ocean. Nature, 612, 88-91. doi:10.1038/s41586-022-05350-4

Yin, X., Zhou, G., Cai, M., Zhu, Q.-Z., Richter-Heitmann, T., Aromokeye, D.A., Liu, Y., Nimzyk, R., Zheng, Q., Tang, X., Elvert, M., Li, M., and Friedrich, M.W. (2022). Catabolic protein degradation in marine sediments confined to distinct archaea. The ISME Journal, 16, 1617–1626.  doi:10.1038/s41396-022-01210-1

Zabel, M., Glud, R.N., Sanei, H., Elvert, M., Pape, T., Chuang, P.-C., Okuma, E., Geprägs, P., and Kölling, M. (2022) High carbon mineralization rates in subseafloor hadal sediments - Result of frequent mass wasting. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 23, e2022GC010502. https://doi.org/10.1029/2022GC010502   

Zhu, Q.-Z., Wegener, G., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Elvert, M. (2022) Activity of ancillary heterotrophic community members in anaerobic methane-oxidizing cultures. Frontiers in Microbiology, 13:912299. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2022.912299 


Alfken, S., Wörmer, L., Lipp, J.S., Napier, T., Elvert, M., Wendt, J., Schimmelmann, A., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2021) Disrupted coherence between upwelling strength and redox conditions reflects source water change in Santa Barbara Basin during the 20th century. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 36, e2021PA004354.   doi:10.1029/2021PA004354

Aromokeye, D., Oni, O., Tebben, J., Yin, X., Richter-Heitmann, T., Wendt, J., Nimzyk, R., Littmann, S., Tienken, D., Kulkarni, A., Henkel, S., Hinrichs, K.-U., Elvert, M, Harder, T., Kasten, S., and Friedrich, M. (2021) Crystalline iron oxides stimulate methanogenic benzoate degradation in marine sediment-derived enrichment cultures. The ISME Journal, 15, 965-980. doi:10.1038/s41396-020-00824-7 

Aromokeye, D.A., Willis-Poratti, G., Wunder, L.C., Yin, X., Wendt, J., Richter-Heitmann, T., Henkel, S., Vázquez, S., Elvert, M., Mac Cormack, W., and Friedrich, M. (2021) Macroalgae degradation promotes microbial iron reduction via electron shuttling in coastal Antarctic sediments. Environment International, 156, 106602.  doi:10.1016/j.envint.2021.106602 

Chuang, P.-C., Dale, A.W., Heuer, V.B., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Zabel, M. (2021) Coupling of dissolved organic carbon, sulfur and iron cycling in Black Sea sediments over the Holocene and the late Pleistocene: insights from an empirical dynamic model. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 307, 302-318. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2021.04.032 

Kiel Reese, B., Sobol, M.S., Bowles, M.W., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2021) Redefining the subsurface biosphere: Characterization of fungi isolated from energy-limited marine deep subsurface sediment. Frontiers in Fungal Biology, 2:727543.   doi:10.3389/ffunb.2021.727543 

Leistenschneider, C., Burkhardt-Holm, P., Mani, T., Primpke, S., Taubner, H., and Gerdts, G. (2021) Microplastics in the Weddell Sea (Antarctica): a forensic approach for discrimination between environmental and vessel-induced microplastics. Environmental Science and Technology, 55, 15900-15911. doi:10.1021/acs.est.1c05207  

Ono, S., Rhim, J.H., Gruen, D.S., Taubner, H., Kölling, M., and Wegener, G. (2021) Clumped isotopologue fractionation by microbial cultures performing the anaerobic oxidation of methane. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 293, 70-85. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2020.10.015   

Rissanen, A.J., Saarela, T., Jäntti, H., Buck, M., Peura, S., Aalto, S.L., Ojala, A., Pumpanen, J., Tiirola, M., Elvert, M., and Nykänen, H. (2021) Vertical stratification patterns of methanotrophs and their genetic controllers in water columns of oxygen-stratified boreal lakes. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 97, fiaa252. doi:10.1093/femsec/fiaa252 

Saona, L.A., Soria, M., Durán-Toro, V.D., Wörmer, L., Milucka, J., Castro-Nallar, E., Meneses, C., Contreras, M., and Farías, M.E. (2021) Phosphate-arsenic interactions in halophilic microorganisms of the microbial mat from Laguna Tebenquiche: from the microenvironment to the genomes. Microbial Ecology, 81, 941-953.  doi:10.1007/s00248-020-01673-9

Sherwood Lollar, B., Heuer, V.B., McDermott, J., Tille, S., Warr, O., Moran, J.J., Telling, J., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2021) A window into the abiotic carbon cycle–acetate and formate in fracture waters in 2.7 billion year-old host rocks of the Canadian Shield. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 294, 295-314. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2020.11.026 

Song, M., Schubotz, F., Kellermann, M.Y., Hansen, C.T., Bach, W., Teske, A.P., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2021) Formation of ethane and propane via abiotic reductive conversion of acetic acid in hydrothermal sediments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118 (47), e2005219118.  doi:10.1073/pnas.2005219118 

Stief, P., Elvert, M., and Glud, R.N. (2021) Respiration by ‘marine snow’ at high hydrostatic pressure: Insights from continuous oxygen measurements in a rotating pressure tank. Limnology and Oceanography, 66, 2797-2809.   doi:10.1002/lno.11791 

Wegener, G., Gropp, J., Taubner, H., Halevy, I., and Elvert, M. (2021) Sulfate-dependent reversibility of intracellular reactions explains the opposing isotopic effects in the anaerobic oxidation of methane. Science Advances, 7, eabe4939. doi:10.1126/sciadv.abe4939

Yin, X., Cai, M., Liu, Y., Zhou, G., Richter-Heitmann, T., Aromokeye, D.A., Kulkarni, A., Nimzyk. R., Culhed, H., Zhou, Z., Pan, J., Yang, Y., Gu, J.-D., Elvert, M., Li, M., and Friedrich, M.W. (2021) Subgroup level differences of physiological activities in marine Lokiarchaeota. The ISME Journal, 15, 848-861.  doi:10.1038/s41396-020-00818-5 

Zhu, Q.-Z., Elvert, M., Meador, T.B., Becker, K.W., Heuer, V.B., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2021) Stable carbon isotopic compositions of archaeal lipids as a gauge to constrain terrestrial, planktonic, and benthic sources in marine sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 307, 319-337.  doi:10.1016/j.gca.2021.04.037


Aiello, I.W., Beaufort, I., Goldhammer, T., Heuer, V.B., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Zabel, M. (2020) Anatomy of a ‘suspended’ seafloor in the dense brine waters of the deep hypersaline Urania Basin. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 171, 104626. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.07.014

Alfken, S., Wörmer, L., Lipp, J.S., Wendt, J., Schimmelmann, A., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2020) Mechanistic insights into molecular proxies through comparison of subannually resolved sedimentary records with instrumental water column data in the Santa Barbara Basin, Southern California. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 35, e2020PA004076.  doi: 10.1029/2020PA004076 

Aromokeye, D., Kulkarni, A.C., Elvert, M., Wegener, G., Henkel, S., Coffinet, S., Eickhorst, T., Oni, O.E., Richter-Heitmann, T., Schnakenberg. A., Taubner, H., Wunder, L., Yin, X., Zhu, Q., Hinrichs, K.-U., Kasten, S., and Friedrich, M.W. (2020) Rates and microbial players of iron-driven anaerobic oxidation of methane in methanic marine sediments. Frontiers in Microbiology, 10:3041. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2019.03041

Becker, S., Tebben, J., Coffinet, S., Wiltshire, K., Iversen, M.H., Harder, T., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Hehemann, J.-H. (2020) Laminarin is a major molecule in the marine carbon cycle. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117, 6599-6607. doi:10.1073/pnas.1917001117  

Bowden, S.A., Mohamed, A.Y., Edilbi, A.N.F., Lin, Y.S., Morono, Y., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Inagaki, F. (2020) Modelling the Shimokita deep coalbed biosphere over deep geological time: Starvation, stimulation, material balance and population models. Basin Research, 32, 804-829. doi:10.1111/bre.12399  

Coffinet, S., Meador, T.B., Mühlena, L., Becker, K.W., Schröder, J., Zhu, Q.-Z., Lipp, J.S., Heuer, V.B., Crump, M.P., and Hinrichs, K.U. (2020) Structural elucidation and environmental distributions of butanetriol and pentanetriol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (BDGTs and PDGTs). Biogeosciences, 17, 317-330. doi:10.5194/bg-17-317-2020  

Ding, S., Lange, M., Lipp, J.S., Schwab, V.F., Chowdhury, S., Pollierer, M.M., Krause, K., Li, D., Kothe, E., Scheu, S., Welti, R., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Gleixner, G. (2020) Characteristics and origin of intact polar lipids in soil organic matter. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 151, 108045.  doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2020.108045 

Gan, S., Schmidt, F., Heuer, V.B., Goldhammer, T., Witt, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2020) Impacts of redox conditions on dissolved organic matter (DOM) quality in marine sediments off the River Rhône, Western Mediterranean Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 276, 151-169. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2020.02.001 

Gutiérrez, M.H., Vera, K., Srain, B., Quiñones, R.A., Wörmer, L., Hinrichs, K.-U., Pantoja-Gutiérrez, S. (2020) Biochemical fingerprints of marine fungi: Implications for trophic and biogeochemical studies. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 84, 75-90.    doi:10.3354/ame01927 

Heuer, V.B., Inagaki, F., Morono, Y., Kubo, Y., Spivack, A.J., Viehweger, B., Treude, T., Beulig, F., Schubotz, F., Tonai, S., Bowden, S.A., Cramm, M., Henkel, S., Hirose, T., Homola, K., Hoshino, T., Ijiri, A., Imachi, H., Kamiya, N., Kaneko, M., Lagostina, L., Manners, H., McClelland, H.-L., Metcalfe, K., Okutsu, N., Pan, D., Raudsepp, M.J., Sauvage, J., Tsang, M.-Y., Wang, D.T., Whitaker, E., Yamamoto, Y., Yang, K., Maeda, L., Adhikari, R.R., Glombitza, C., Hamada, Y., Kallmeyer, J., Wendt, J., Wörmer, L., Yamada, Y., Kinoshita, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2020) Temperature limits to deep subseafloor life in the Nankai Trough subduction zone. Science, 370, 1230-1234.  doi:10.1126/science.abd7934 

Hoshino, T., Doi, H., Uramoto, G.-I., Wörmer, L., Adhikari, R.R., Xiao, N., Morono, Y., D’Hondt, S., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Inagaki, F. (2020) Global diversity of microbial communities in marine sediment. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 117 (44), 27587-27597. doi:10.1073/pnas.1919139117   

Ma, C., Coffinet, S., Lipp, J.S., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Zhang, C. (2020) Marine Group II Euryarchaeota contribute to the archaeal lipid pool in Northwestern Pacific Ocean surface waters. Frontiers in Microbiology, 11.1034. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2020.01034 

Meador, T.B., Schoffelen, N., Ferdelman, T.G., Rebello, O., Khachikyan, A., and Könneke, M. (2020) Carbon recycling efficiency and phosphate turnover by marine nitrifying archaea. Science Advances, 6(19), eaba1799.  doi:10.1126/sciadv.aba1799

Nigro, L.M., Elling, F.J., Hinrichs, K.-U., Joye, S.B., and Teske, A. (2020) Microbial ecology and biogeochemistry of hypersaline sediments in Orca Basin. PLoS ONE, 15(4): e0231676.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0231676

Obreht, I., Wörmer, L., Brauer, A., Wendt, J., Alfken, S., De Vleeschouwer, D., Elvert, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2020) An annually resolved record of Western European vegetation response to Younger Dryas cooling. Quaternary Science Reviews, 231, 106198.  doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106198

Probst, A.J., Elling, F.J., Castelle, C.J., Zhu, Q., Elvert, M., Birarda, G., Holman, H.-Y., Lane, K.R., Ladd, B., Ryan, M.C., Woyke, T., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Banfield, J.F. (2020) Lipid analysis of CO2-rich subsurface aquifers suggests an autotrophy-based deep biosphere with lysolipids enriched in CPR bacteria. The ISME Journal, 14, 1547-1560. doi:10.1038/s41396-020-0624-4   

Reuter, H., Gensel, J., Elvert, M., and Zak, D. (2020) Evidence for preferential protein depolymerization in wetland soils in response to external nitrogen availability provided by a novel FTIR routine. Biogeosciences, 17, 499-514. doi:10.5194/bg-17-499-2020

Steen, A.D., Kusch, S., Abdulla, H.A., Cakić, N., Coffinet, S., Dittmar, T., Fulton, J.M., Galy, V., Hinrichs, K.-U., Ingalls, A.E., Koch, B.P., Kujawinski, E., Liu, Z., Osterholz, H., Rush, D., Seidel, M., Sepúlveda, J., and Wakeham, S.G. (2020) Analytical and computational advances, opportunities, and challenges in marine organic biogeochemistry in an era of “Omics”. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7:718.   doi:10.3389/fmars.2020.00718 

Tsang, M.-Y., Bowden, S.A., Wang, Z., Mohammed, A., Tonai, S., Muirhead, D., Yang, K., Yamamoto, Y., Kamiya, N., Okutsu, N., Hirose, T., Kars, M., Schubotz, F., Ijiri, A., Yamada, Y., Kubo, Y., Morono, Y., Inagaki, F., Heuer, V., and Hinrichs, K.-U.  (2020) Hot fluids, burial metamorphism and thermal histories in the underthrust sediments at IODP 370 site C0023, Nankai Accretionary Complex. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 112, 104080. doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.104080 

Wagner, S., Schubotz, F., Kaiser, K., Hallmann, C., Waska, H., Rossel, P. E., Hansman, R., Elvert, M., Middelburg, J.J., Engel, A., Blattmann, T.M., Catalá, T.S., Lennartz, S.T., Gomez-Saez, G.V., Pantoja-Gutiérrez, S., Bao, R., and Galy, V. (2020) Soothsaying DOM: a current perspective on the future of oceanic dissolved organic carbon. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7:341.   doi:10.3389/fmars.2020.00341 

Wörmer, L., Gajendra, N., Schubotz, F., Matys, E.D., Evans, T.W., Summons, R.E., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2020) A micrometer‐scale snapshot on phototroph spatial distributions: mass spectrometry imaging of microbial mats in Octopus Spring, Yellowstone National Park. Geobiology, 18, 742-759.  doi: 10.1111/gbi.12411   

Wu, W., Meador, T.B., Könneke, M., Elvert, M., Wegener, G., and Hinrichs, K.U. (2020) Substrate-dependent incorporation of carbon and hydrogen for lipid biosynthesis by Methanosarcina barkeri. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 12, 555-567. doi:10.1111/1758-2229.12876

Xu, Y., Wu, W., Xiao, W., Ge, H., Wei, Y., Yin, X., Yao, H., Lipp, J.S., Pan, B., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2020) Intact ether lipids in trench sediments related to archaeal community and environmental conditions in the deepest ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 125, e2019JG005431. doi:10.1029/2019JG005431  


Aepfler, R.F., Bühring, S.I., 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), fiz131. doi:10.1093/femsec/fiz131

Alfken, S., Wörmer, L. Lipp, J.S., Wendt, J., Taubner, H., Schimmelmann, A., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2019) Micrometer scale imaging of sedimentary climate archives – sample preparation for combined elemental and lipid biomarker analysis. Organic Geochemistry, 127, 81-91.  doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2018.11.002 

Arnosti, C., Hinrichs, K.-U., Coffinet, S., Wilkes, H., and Pantoja, S. (2019) The enduring questions: What’s for dinner? Where’s my knife? …and can I use my fingers? (Unanswered) questions related to organic matter and microbes in marine sediments. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:629. doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00629.

Braeckman, U., Pasotti, F., Vazquez, S., Zacher, K., Hoffmann, R., Elvert, M., Marchant, H., Buckner, C., Quartino, M.L., MacCormack, W., Soetaert, K., Wenzhöfer, F., and Vanreusel, A. (2019) Degradation of macroalgal detritus in shallow coastal Antarctic sediments. Limnology and Oceanography, 64, 1423-1441.  doi:10.1002/lno.11125

Evans, T., Coffinet, S., Könneke, M., Lipp, J.S., Becker, K.W., Elvert, M., Heuer, V.B., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2019) Assessing the carbon assimilation and production of benthic archaeal lipid biomarkers using lipid-RIP. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 265, 431-442.  doi:10.1016/j.gca.2019.08.030

Hensen, C., Duarte, J.C., Vannucchi, P., Mazzini, A., Lever, M.A., Terrinha, P., Géli, L., Henry, P., Villinger, H., Morgan, J.P., Schmidt, M., Gutscher, M.-A., Bartolome, R., Tomonaga, Y., Polonia, A., Gracia, E., Tinivella, U., Lupi, M., Cagatay, N., Elvert, M., Sakellariou, D., Matias, L., Kipfer, R., Karageorgis, A., Ruffine, L., Liebetrau, V., Pierre, C., Schmidt, C., Batista, L., Gasperini, L., Burwicz, E., Neres, M., and Nuzzo, M. (2019) Marine transform faults and fracture zones: a joint perspective integrating seismicity, fluid flow and life. Frontiers in Earth Science, 7: 39. doi:10.3389/feart.2019.00039

Imachi, H., Tasumi, E., Takaki, Y., Hoshino, T., Schubotz, F., Gan, S., Tu, T.-H., Saito, Y., Yamanaka, Y., Ijiri, A., Matsui, Y., Miyazaki, M., Morono, Y., Takai, K., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Inagaki, F. (2019) Cultivable microbial community in 2-km-deep, 20-million-year-old subseafloor coalbeds through ~1000 days anaerobic bioreactor cultivation. Scientific Reports, 9:2305. doi:10.1038/s41598-019-38754-w  

Khachikyan, A., Milucka, J., Littmann, S., Ahmerkamp, S., Meador, T., Könneke, M., Burg, T., and Kuypers, M.M.M. (2019) Direct cell mass measurements expand the role of small microorganisms in nature. Applied and Environmental Microbiology,  85: e0493-19. doi:10.1128/AEM.00493-19

Kitzinger, K., Padilla, C.C., Marchant, H.K., Hach, P.F., Herbold, C.W., Kidane, A.T., Könneke, M., Littmann, S., Mooshammer, M., Niggemann, J., Petrov, S., Richter, A., Stewart, F.J., Wagner, M., Kuypers, M.M.M., and Bristow, L.A. (2019) Cyanate and urea are substrates for nitrification by Thaumarchaeota in the marine environment. Nature Microbiology, 4, 234-243.   doi:10.1038/s41564-018-0316-2 

Kölling, M., Bouimetarhan, I., Bowles, M.W., Felis, T., Goldhammer, T., Hinrichs, K.-U., Schulz, M., and Zabel, M. (2019) Consistent CO2 release by pyrite oxidation on continental shelves prior to glacial terminations. Nature Geoscience, 12, 929-934.  doi:10.1038/s41561-019-0465-9     

Lü, X., Chen, J., Han, T., Yang, H., Wu, W., Ding, W., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2019) Origin of hydroxyl GDGTs and regular isoprenoid GDGTs in suspended particulate matter of Yangtze River Estuary. Organic Geochemistry, 128, 78-85. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2018.12.010

Tamborrino, L., Himmler, T., Elvert, M., Conti, S., Gualtieri, A.F., Fontana, D., and Bohrmann, G. (2019) Formation of tubular carbonate conduits at Athina mud volcano, eastern Mediterranean Sea. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 107, 20-31.  doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2019.05.003

van Maldegem, L.M., Sansjofre, P., Weijers, J.W.H., Wolkenstein, K., Strother, P.K., Wörmer, L., Hefter, J., Hoshino, Y., Schouten, S., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S., Nath, N., Griesinger, C., Kuznetsov, N.B., Elie, M., Elvert, M., Tegelaar, E., Gleixner, G., and Hallmann, C. (2019) Bisnorgammacerane traces predatory pressure and the persistent rise of algal ecosystems after Snowball Earth. Nature Communications, 10: 476. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-08306-x  

Wörmer, L., Hoshino, T., Bowles, M.W., Viehweger, B., Adhikari, R.R., Xiao, N., Uramoto, G., Könneke, M., Lazar, C.S., Morono, Y., Inagaki, F., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2019) Microbial dormancy in the marine subsurface: Global endospore abundance and response to burial. Science Advances, 2019:5 (2), eaav1024. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aav1024  

Wörmer, L., Wendt, J., Alfken, S., Wang, J.-X., Elvert, M., Heuer, V.B., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2019) Towards multiproxy, ultra-high resolution molecular stratigraphy: Enabling laser-induced mass spectrometry imaging of diverse molecular biomarkers in sediments. Organic Geochemistry, 127, 136-145.  doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2018.11.009   

Yin, X., Wu, W., Maeke, M., Richter-Heitmann, T., Kulkarni, A.J., Oni, O.E., Wendt, J., Elvert, M., and Friedrich, M.W. (2019) CO2 conversion to methane and biomass in obligate methylotrophic methanogens in marine sediments. The ISME Journal, 13, 2107-2119. doi:10.1038/s41396-019-0425-9

Zhuang, G.-C., Montgomery, A., Samarkin, V.A., Song, M., Liu, J., Schubotz, F., Teske, A., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Joye, S.B. (2019) Generation and utilization of volatile fatty acids and alcohols in hydrothermally altered sediments in the Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California. Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 2637-2646.  doi:10.1029/2018GL081284  


Becker, K.W., Elling, F.J., Schröder, J.M., Lipp, J.S., Goldhammer, T., Zabel, M., Elvert, M., Overmann, J., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2018) Isoprenoid quinones resolve the stratification of microbial redox processes in a biogeochemical continuum from the photic zone to deep anoxic sediments of the Black Sea. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 84: e02736-17. doi:10.1128/AEM.02736-17 

Braeckman, U., Janssen, F., Lavik, G., Elvert, M., Marchant, H., Buckner, C., Bienhold, C., and Wenzhöfer, F. (2018) Carbon and nitrogen turnover in the Arctic deep sea: in situ benthic community response to diatom and coccolithophorid phytodetritus. Biogeosciences, 15, 6537-6557.  doi:10.5194/bg-15-6537-2018

Ermel, M., Behrendt, T., Oswald, R., Derstroff, B., Wu, D., Hohlmann, S., Stönner, C., Pommerening-Röser, A., Könneke, M., Williams, J., Meixner, F.X., Andreae, M.O., Trebs, I., and Sörgel, M. (2018) Hydroxylamine released by nitrifying microorganisms is a precursor for HONO emission from drying soils. Scientific Reports, 8: 1877.   doi:10.1038/s41598-018-20170-1

Evans, T.W., Könneke, M., Lipp, J.S., Adhikari, R.R., Taubner, H., Elvert, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2018) Lipid biosynthesis of Nitrosopumilus maritimus dissected by lipid specific radioisotope probing (lipid-RIP) under contrasting ammonium supply. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 242, 51-63. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2018.09.001

Gruen, D.S., Wang, D.T., Könneke, M., Topçuoğlu, B.D., Stewart, L.C., Goldhammer, T., Holden, J.F., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Ono, S. (2018) Experimental investigation on the controls of clumped isotopologue and hydrogen isotope ratios in microbial methane. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 237, 339-356. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2018.06.029

Hamada, Y., Hirose, T., Ijiri, A., et int. (i.a. Schubotz, F., Viehweger, B.), and Heuer, V.B. (2018) In-situ mechanical weakness of subducting sediments beneath a plate boundary décollement in the Nankai Trough. Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 5:70.  doi:10.1186/s40645-018-0228-z  

Hurley, S.I., Lipp, J.S., Close, H.G., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Pearson, A. (2018) Distribution and export of isoprenoid tetraether lipids in suspended particulate matter from the water column of the Western Atlantic Ocean. Organic Geochemistry, 116, 90-102.  doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2017.11.010

Ijiri, A., Inagaki, F., Kubo, Y., et int. (i.a. Adhikari, R.R., Yoshinaga, M.Y., Hinrichs, K.-U., Schmidt, F.), and Yoshida, N. (2018) Deep-biosphere methane production stimulated by geofluids in the Nankai accretionary complex. Science Advances, 4 (6), eaao4631. doi:1126/sciadv.aao4631

Liu, X.L., Lipp, J.S., Birgel, D., Summons, R.E., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2018) Predominance of parallel glycerol arrangement in archaeal tetraethers from marine sediments: Structural features revealed from degradation products. Organic Geochemistry, 115, 12-23.  doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2017.09.009

Pittauer, D., Roos, P., Qiao, J., Geibert, W., Elvert, M., and Fischer, H.W. (2018) Pacific Proving Grounds radioisotope imprint in the Philippine Sea sediments. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 186, 131-141.  doi:10.1016/j.jenvrad.2017.06.021

Schubotz, F., Xie, S., Lipp, J.S., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Wakeham, S.G. (2018) Intact polar lipids in the water column of the eastern tropical North Pacific: abundance and structural variety of non-phosphorus lipids. Biogeosciences, 15, 6481-6501. doi:10.5194/bg-15-6481-2018

Tanikawa, W., Tadai, O., Morono, Y., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Inagaki, F. (2018) Geophysical constraints on microbial biomass in subseafloor sediments and coal seams down to 2.5 km off Shimokita Peninsula, Japan. Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 5:58. doi:10.1186/s40645-018-0217-2

Wu, W., Meador, T., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2018) Production and turnover of microbial organic matter in surface intertidal sediments. Organic Geochemistry, 121, 104-113. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2018.04.006

Yu, T., Wu, W., Liang, W., Lever, M.A., Hinrichs, K-U., and Wang, F. (2018) Growth of sedimentary Bathyarchaeota on lignin as an energy source. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115, 6022-6027. doi:10.1073/pnas.1718854115

Zhuang, G.-C., Heuer, V.B., Lazar, C.S., Goldhammer, T., Wendt, J., Samarkin, V.A., Elvert, M., Teske, A.P., Joye, S.B., and Hinrichs, K-U. (2018) Relative importance of methylotrophic methanogenesis in sediments of the Western Mediterranean Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 224, 171-186. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2017.12.024


Bar-Or, I., Elvert, M., Eckert, W., Kushmaro, A., Vigderovich, H., Zhu, Q., Ben-Dov, E., and Sivan, O. (2017) Iron-coupled anaerobic oxidation of methane performed by a mixed bacterial-archaeal community based on poorly-reactive minerals. Environmental Science & Technology, 51, 12293-12301.  doi:10.1021/acs.est.7b03126

Elling, F., Könneke, M., Nicol, G.W., Stieglmeier, M., Bayer, B., Spieck, E., de la Torre, J.R., Becker, K.W., Thomm, M., Prosser, J.I., Herndl, G.J., Schleper, C., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2017) Chemotaxonomic characterization of the thaumarchaeal lipidome. Environmental Microbiology, 19, 2681-2700.  doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13759

Evans, T.W., Wörmer, L., Lever, M.A., Lipp, J.S., Lagostina, L., Lin, Y-S., Jørgensen, B.B., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2017) Size and composition of subseafloor microbial community in the Benguela upwelling area examined from intact membrane lipid and DNA analysis. Organic Geochemistry, 111, 86-100. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2017.06.008

Gomez-Saez, G.V., Pop Ristova, P., Sievert, S.M., Elvert, M., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Bühring, S.I. (2017) Relative importance of chemoautotrophy for primary production in a light exposed marine shallow hydrothermal system. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8:702.  doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.00702  

Huguet, A., Meador, T.B., Laggoun-Défarge, F., Könneke, M., Wu, W., Derenne, S., and Hinrichs, K-U. (2017) Production rates of bacterial tetraether lipids and fatty acids in peatland under varying oxygen concentrations. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 203, 103-116. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2017.01.012

Lin, Y.-S., Koch, B.P., Feseker, T., Ziervogel, K., Goldhammer, T., Schmidt, F., Witt, M., Kellermann, M.Y., Zabel, M., Teske, A., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2017) Near-surface heating of young rift sediment causes mass production and discharge of reactive Dissolved Organic Matter. Scientific Reports, 7: 44864. doi:10.1038/srep44864 

Liu, C.-H., Huang, X., Xie, T.-N., Duan, N., Xue, Y.-R., Zhao, T.-X., Lever, M.A., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Inagaki, F. (2017) Exploration of cultivable fungal communities in deep coal-bearing sediments from ~1.3 to 2.5 km below the ocean floor. Environmental Microbiology, 19, 803-818. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13653

Meador, T.B., Goldenstein, N.I., Gogou, A., Herut, B., Psarra, S., Tsagaraki, T.M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2017) Planktonic lipidome responses to aeolian dust input in low-biomass oligotrophic marine mesocosms. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4, 113. doi:10.3389/fmars.2017.00113

Natalicchio, M., Birgel, D., Peckmann, J., Lozar, F., Carnevale, G., Liu, XL., Hinrichs, K.-U., Dela Pierre, F. (2017) An archaeal biomarker record of paleoenvironmental change across the onset of the Messinian salinity crisis in the absence of evaporites (Piedmont Basin, Italy). Organic Geochemistry, 113, 242-253.  doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2017.08.014

Qin, W., Heal, K.R., Ramdasi, R., Kobelt, J.N., Martens-Habbena, W., Bertagnolli, A.D., Amin, S.A., Walker, C.B., Urakawa, H., Könneke, M., Devol, A.H., Moffett, J.W., Armbrust, E.V., Jensen, G.J., Ingalls, A.E., and Stahl, D.A. (2017) Nitrosopumilus maritimus gen. nov., sp. nov., Nitrosopumilus cobalaminigenes sp. nov., Nitrosopumilus oxyclinae sp. nov., and Nitrosopumilus ureiphilus sp. nov., four marine ammonia-oxidizing archaea of the phylum Thaumarchaeota. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 67, 5067-5079.  doi:10.1099/ijsem.0.002416 

Reuter, H., Gensel, J., Elvert, M., and Zak, D. (2017) Direct analysis of lignin phenols in freshwater dissolved organic matter. Analytical Chemistry, 89, 13449-13457. doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.7b03729

Schmidt, F., Koch, B.P., Goldhammer, T., Elvert, M., Witt, M., Lin, Y.-S., Wendt, J., Zabel, M., Heuer, V.B., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2017) Unraveling signatures of biogeochemical processes and the depositional setting in the molecular composition of pore water DOM across different marine environments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 207, 57-80.  doi:10.1016/j.gca.2017.03.005

Sollich, M., Yoshinaga, M.Y., Häusler, S., Price, R.E., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Bühring, S.I. (2017) Heat stress dictates microbial lipid composition along a thermal gradient in marine sediments.  Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, 1550. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.01550

Tavormina, P. L., Kellermann, M. Y., Antony, C. P., Tocheva, E. I., Dalleska, N. F., Jensen, A. J., Valentine, D. L., Hinrichs, K.-U., Jensen, G. J., Dubilier, N., and Orphan, V. J. (2017) Starvation and recovery in the deep-sea methanotroph Methyloprofundus sedimenti. Molecular Microbiology, 103, 242-252. doi:10.1111/mmi.13553

Zhuang, G.-C., Lin, Y.-S., Bowles, M.W., Heuer, V.B., Lever, M.A., Elvert, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2017) Distribution and isotopic composition of trimethylamine, dimethylsulfide and dimethylsulfoniopropionate in marine sediments. Marine Chemistry, 196, 35-46.  doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2017.07.007


Baker, B.J., Saw, J.H., Lind, A.E., Lazar, C.S., Hinrichs, K.-U., Teske, A.P., and Ettema, T.J. (2016) Genomic inference of the metabolism of cosmopolitan subsurface Archaea, Hadesarchaea. Nature Microbiology, 1, 16002. doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.2

Baker, B.J., Saw, J.H., Lind, A.E., Lazar, C.S., Hinrichs, K.-U., Teske, A.P., and Ettema, T.J. (2016) Corrigendum: Genomic inference of the metabolism of cosmopolitan subsurface Archaea, Hadesarchaea. Nature Microbiology, article number 16032. doi:10.1038/nmicrobiol.2016.32

Becker, K.W., Elling, F.J., Yoshinaga, M.Y., Söllinger, A., Urich, T., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2016) Unusual butane- and pentanetriol-based tetraether lipids in Methanomassiliicoccus luminyensis, a representative of the seventh order of methanogens. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 82, 4505-4516. doi:10.1128/AEM.00772-16

Braun, S., Morono, Y., Becker, K.W., Hinrichs, K.-U., Kjeldsen, K.U., Jørgensen, B.B., and Lomstein, B.A. (2016) Cellular content of biomolecules in sub-seafloor microbial communities. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 188, 330-351. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2016.06.019

Dowell, F., Cardman, Z., Dasarathy, S., Kellermann, M.Y., Lipp, J.S., Ruff, S.E., Biddle, J.F., McKay, L.J., MacGregor, B.J., Lloyd, K.G., Albert, D.B., Mendlovitz, H., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Teske, A. (2016) Microbial communities in methane- and short chain alkane-rich hydrothermal sediments of Guaymas Basin. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7, 17. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2016.00017

Elling, F.J., Becker, K.W., Könneke, M., Schröder, J.M., Kellermann, M.Y., Thomm, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2016) Respiratory quinones in Archaea: phylogenetic distribution and application as biomarkers in the marine environment. Environmental Microbiology, 18, 692-707. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13086

Elvert, M., Pohlman, J.W., Becker, K.W., Gaglioti, B., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Wooller, M.J. (2016) Methane turnover and environmental change from Holocene lipid biomarker records in a thermokarst lake in Arctic Alaska. The Holocene, 26, 1766-1777. doi:10.1177/0959683616645942

Gagen, E.J., Yoshinaga, M.Y., Prado, F.G., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Thomm, J. (2016) The proteome and lipidome of Thermococcus kodakarensis across the stationary phase. Archaea, article ID 5938289. doi:10.1155/2016/5938289

Glombitza, C., Adhikari, R.R., Riedinger, N., Gilhooly, W.P. III, Hinrichs, K.-U., and Inagaki, F. (2016) Microbial sulfate reduction potential in coal-bearing sediments down to ~2.5 km below the seafloor off Shimokita peninsula, Japan. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7:1576. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2016.01576

Golyshina, O.V., Lünsdorf, H., Kublanov, I.V., Goldenstein, N.I., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Golyshin, P.N. (2016) The novel, extremely acidophilic, cell wall-deficient archaeon Cuniculiplasma divulgatum gen. nov., sp. nov. represent a new family of Cuniculiplasmataceae fam. nov., order Thermoplasmatales. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 66, 332-340. doi:10.1099/ijsem.0.000725

Hamann, E., Gruber-Vodicka, H., Kleiner, M., Tegetmeyer, H.E., Riedel, D., Littmann, S., Chen, J., Milucka, J., Viehweger, B., Becker, K.W., Dong, X., Stairs, C.W., Hinrichs, K.-U., Brown, M.W., Roger, A.J., and Strous, M. (2016) Environmental Breviatea harbour mutualistic Arcobacter epibionts. Nature, 534, 254-258. doi:10.1038/nature18297

Hoppstock, L., Trusch, F., Lederer, C., van West, P., Koenneke, M., and Bayer, P. (2016) NmPin from the marine thaumarchaeote Nitrosopumilus maritimus is an active membrane associated prolyl isomerase. BMC Biology, 14:53. doi:10.1186/s12915-016-0274-1

Hurley, S.J., Elling, F.J., Könneke, M., Buchwald, C., Wankel, S.D., Santoro, A.E., Lipp, J.S., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Pearson, A. (2016) Influence of ammonia oxidation rate on thaumarchaeal lipid composition and the TEX86 temperature proxy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113 (28), 7762-7767. doi:10.1073/pnas.1518534113

Kellermann, M.Y., Yoshinaga, M.Y., Wegener, G., Krukenberg, V., and Hinrichs, K.U. (2016) Tracing the production and fate of individual archaeal intact polar lipids using stable isotope probing. Organic Geochemistry, 95, 13-20. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2016.02.004

Kellermann, M.Y., Yoshinaga, M.Y., Valentine, R.C., Wörmer, L., Valentine, D.L. (2016) Important roles for membrane lipids in haloarchaeal bioenergetics. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, 1858, 2940-2956. doi:10.1016/j.bbamem.2016.08.010

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, 1200-1211. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13142

Liu, X.-L., Birgel, D., Elling, F.J., Sutton, P.A., Lipp, J.S., Zhu, R., Zhang, C., Könneke, M., Peckmann, J., Rowland, S.J., Summons, R.E., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2016) From ether to acid: a plausible degradation pathway of glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 183, 138-152. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2016.04.016

Seitz, K.W., Lazar, C.S., Hinrichs, K.-U., Teske, A.P., and 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, 1696-1705. doi:10.1038/ismej.2015.233

Wegener, G., Kellermann, M.Y., and Elvert, M. (2016) Tracking activity and function of microorganisms by stable isotope probing of membrane lipids. Current Opinion in Biotechnology, 41, 43-52. doi:10.1016/j.copbio.2016.04.022

Widderich, N., Czech, L., Elling, F.J., Könneke, M., Stöveken, N., Pittelkow, M., Riclea, R., Dickschat, J.S., Heider, J., and Bremer, E. (2016) Strangers in the archaeal world: osmostress-responsive biosynthesis of ectoine and hydroxyectoine by the marine thaumarchaeon Nitrosopumilus maritimus. Environmental Microbiology, 18, 1227-1248. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13156

Yao, M., Elling, F.J., Jones, CA., Nomosatryo, S., Long, C.P., Crowe, S.A., Antoniewicz, M.R., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Maresca, J.A. (2016) Heterotrophic bacteria from an extremely phosphate-poor lake have conditionally reduced phosphorus demand and utilize diverse sources of phosphorus. Environmental Microbiology, 18, 656-667. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13063

Zhu, R., Versteegh, G.J., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2016) Detection of microbial biomass in subseafloor sediment by pyrolysis–GC/MS. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, 118, 175-180. doi:10.1016/j.jaap.2016.02.002

Zhu, C., Wakeham, S.G., Elling, F.J., Basse, A., Mollenhauer, G., Versteegh, G.J.M., Könneke, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2016) Stratification of archaeal membrane lipids in the ocean and implication for adaptation and chemotaxonomy of planktonic archaea. Environmental Microbiology, 18, 4324-4336. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13289

Zhuang, G.C., Elling, F.J., Nigro, L.M., Samarkin, V., Joye, S.B., Teske, A., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2016) Multiple evidence for methylotrophic methanogenesis as the dominant methanogenic pathway in hypersaline sediments from the Orca Basin, Gulf of Mexico. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 187, 1-20. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2016.05.005


Becker, K.W., Lipp, J.S., Versteegh, G.J.M., Wörmer, L., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2015) Rapid and simultaneous analysis of three molecular sea surface temperature proxies and application to sediments from the Sea of Marmara. Organic Geochemistry, 85, 42-53. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2015.04.008

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. The ISME Journal, 9, 746-759. doi:10.1038/ismej.2014.148

Coban, H., Miltner, A., Elling, F.J., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Kästner, M. (2015) The contribution of biogas residues to soil organic matter formation and CO2 emissions in an arable soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 86, 108-115. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.03.023

Elling, F.J., Könneke, M., Mußmann, M., Greve, A., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2015) Influence of temperature, pH, and salinity on membrane lipid composition and TEX86 of marine planktonic thaumarchaeal isolates. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 171, 238-255. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2015.09.004

Inagaki, F., Hinrichs, K.-U., Kubo, Y., Bowles, M.W., Heuer, V.B., Hong, W.-L., Hoshino, T., Ijiri, A., Imachi, H., Ito, M., Kaneko, M., Lever, M.A., Lin, Y.-S., Methé, B.A., Morita, S., Morono, Y., Tanikawa, W., Bihan, M., Bowden, S.A., Elvert, M., Glombitza, C., Gross, D., Harrington, G.J., Hori, T., Li, K., Limmer, D., Liu, C.-H., Murayama, M., Ohkouchi, N., Ono, S., Park, Y.-S., Phillips, S.C., Prieto-Mollar, X., Purkey, M., Riedinger, N., Sanada, Y., Sauvage, J., Snyder, G., Susilawati, R., Takano, Y., Tasumi, E., Terada, T., Tomaru, H., Trembath-Reichert, E., Wang, D.T., and Yamada, Y. (2015) Exploring deep microbial life in coal-bearing sediment down to ~2.5 km below the ocean floor. Science, 349, 420-424. doi:10.1126/science.aaa6882

Lazar, C.S., Biddle, J.F., Meador, T.B., Blair, N., Hinrichs, K.-U., and 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). Environmental Microbiology, 17, 2228-2238. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12659

Lagostina, L., Goldhammer, T., Røy, H., Evans, T.W., Lever, M.A., Jørgensen, B.B., Petersen, D.G., Schramm, A., and Schreiber, L. (2015) Ammonia-oxidizing bacteria of the Nitrosospira cluster 1 dominate over ammonia-oxidizing archaea in oligotrophic surface sediments near the South Atlantic Gyre. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 7, 404-413. doi:10.1111/1758-2229.12264

Lü, X., Liu, X.-L., Elling, F.J., Yang, H., Xie, S., Song, J., Li, X., Yuan, H., Li, N., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2015) Hydroxylated isoprenoid GDGTs in Chinese coastal seas and their potential as a paleotemperature proxy for mid-to-low latitude marginal seas. Organic Geochemistry, 89-90, 31-43. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2015.10.004

Meador, T.B., Bowles, M., Lazar, C., Zhu, C., Teske, A., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2015) The archaeal lipidome in estuarine sediment dominated by members of the Miscellaneous Crenarchaeotal Group. Environmental Microbiology, 17, 2441-2458. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12716

Niemann, H., Steinle, L., Blees, J., Bussmann, I., Treude, T., Krause, S., Elvert, M., and Lehmann, M.F. (2015) Toxic effects of lab-grade butyl rubber stoppers on aerobic methane oxidation. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 13, 40-52. doi: 10.1002/lom3.10005

Oni, O.E., Schmidt, F., Miyatake, T., Kasten, S., Witt, M., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Friedrich, M.W. (2015) Microbial communities and organic matter composition in surface and subsurface sediments of the Helgoland mud area, North Sea. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6:1290. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.01290

Otte, J., Mall, A., Schubert, D.M., Könneke, M., and Berg, I.A. (2015) Malonic semialdehyde reductase from the archaeon Nitrosopumilus maritimus, an enzyme involved in the autotrophic 3-hydroxypropionate/4-hydroxybutyrate cycle. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 81, 1700-1707. doi:10.1128/AEM.03390-14

Segarra, K.E.A., Schubotz, F., Samarkin, V., Yoshinaga, M.Y., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Joye, S.B. (2015) High rates of anaerobic methane oxidation in freshwater wetlands reduce potential atmospheric methane emissions. Nature Communications, 6: 7477. doi:10.1038/ncomms8477

Wang, D.T., Gruen, D.S., Sherwood Lollar, B., Hinrichs, K.-U., Stewart, L.C., Holden, J.F., Hristov, A.N., Pohlman, J.W., Morrill, P.L., Könneke, M., Delwiche, K.B., Reeves, E.P., Sutcliffe, C.N., Ritter, D.J., Seewald, J.S., McIntosh, J.C., Hemond, H.F., Kubo, M.D., Cardace, D., Hoehler, T.M., and Ono, S. (2015) Nonequilibrium clumped isotope signals in microbial methane. Science, 348, 428-431. doi:10.1126/science.aaa4326

Yoshinaga, M.Y., Gagen, E.J., Wörmer, L., Broda, N.K., Meador, T.B., Wendt, J., Thomm, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2015) Methanothermobacter thermautotrophicus modulates its membrane lipids in response to hydrogen and nutrient availability. Frontiers in Microbiology, 6, 5. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.00005

Yoshinaga, M.Y., Lazar, C.S., Elvert, M., Lin, Y-S., Zhu, C., Heuer, V.B., Teske, A., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2015) Possible roles of uncultured archaea in carbon cycling in methane-seep sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 164, 35-52. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2015.05.003


Basse, A., Zhu, C., Versteegh, G.J.M., Fischer, G., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Mollenhauer, G. (2014) Distribution of intact and core tetraether lipids in water column profiles of suspended particulate matter off Cape Blanc, NW Africa. Organic Geochemistry, 72, 1-13. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2014.04.007

Birgel, D., Guido, A., Liu, X., Hinrichs, K.-U., Gier, S., and Peckmann, J. (2014) Hypersaline conditions during deposition of the Calcare di Base revealed from archaeal di- and tetraether inventories. Organic Geochemistry, 77, 11-21. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2014.09.002

Bowles, M.W., Mogollón, J.M., Kasten, S., Zabel, M., and Hinrichs, K.-H. (2014) Global rates of marine sulfate reduction and implications for sub–sea-floor metabolic activities. Science, 344, 889-891. doi:10.1126/science.1249213

Bühring, S. I., Kamp, A., Wörmer, L., Ho, S., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (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

Ciobanu, M.C., Burgaud, G., Dufresne, A., Breuker, A., Rédou, V., Maamar, S.B., Gaboyer, F., Vandenabeele-Trambouze, O., Lipp, J.S., Schippers, A., Vandenkoornhuyse, P., Barbier, G., Jebbar, M., Godfroy, A., and Alain, K. (2014) Microorganisms persist at record depths in the subseafloor of the Canterbury Basin. The ISME Journal, 8, 1370-1380. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2013.250

Elling, F.J., Könneke, M., Lipp, J.S., Becker, K.W., Gagen, E.J., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2014) Effects of growth phase on the membrane lipid composition of the thaumarchaeon Nitrosopumilus maritimus and their implications for archaeal lipid distributions in the marine environment. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 141, 579-597. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2014.07.005

Felden, J., Ruff, S.E., Ertefai, T., Inagaki, F., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Wenzhöfer, F. (2014) Anaerobic methanotrophic community of a 5346‐m‐deep vesicomyid clam colony in the Japan Trench. Geobiology, 12, 183-199. doi:10.1111/gbi.12078

Feng, D., Birgel, D., Peckmann, J., Roberts, H.H., Joye, S.B., Sassen, R., Liu, X.-L., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Chen, D. (2014) Time integrated variation of sources of fluids and seepage dynamics archived in authigenic carbonates from Gulf of Mexico Gas Hydrate Seafloor Observatory. Chemical Geology, 385, 129–139. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2014.07.020

Hahnke, S., Striesow, J., Elvert, M., Prieto Mollar, X., and Klocke, M. (2014) Clostridium bornimense, sp. nov., isolated from a mesophilic two-phase lab-scale biogas reactor. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 64, 2792-2797. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.059691-0

Imachi, H., Sakai S., Lipp, J.S., Miyazaki, M., Saito, Y., Yamanaka, Y., Hinrichs, K.-U., Inagaki, F., and Takai, K. (2014) Pelolinea submarina gen. nov., sp. nov., an anaerobic, filamentous bacterium of the phylum Chloroflexi isolated from subseafloor sediment offshore Shimokita, Japan. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 64, 812-818. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.057547-0

Könneke, M., Schubert, D.M., Brown, P.C., Hügler, M., Standfest, S., Schwander, T., Schada von Borzyskowski, L., Erb, T.J., Stahl, D.A., and Berg, I.A. (2014) Ammonia-oxidizing archaea use the most energy-efficient aerobic pathway for CO2 fixation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 8239-8244. doi:10.1073/pnas.1402028111

Liu, X.-L., Zhu, C., Wakeham, S.G., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2014) In situ production of branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers in anoxic marine water columns. Marine Chemistry, 166, 1–8. doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2014.08.008

Meador, T.B., Gagen, E.J., Loscar, M.E., Goldhammer, T., Yoshinaga, M.Y., Wendt, J., Thomm, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2014) Thermococcus kodakarensis modulates its polar membrane lipids and elemental composition according to growth stage and phosphate availability. Frontiers in Microbiology, 5, 10. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2014.00010

Meador, T.B., Zhu, C., Elling, F.J., Könneke, M., and Hinrichs, K-U. (2014) Identification of isoprenoidglycosidic glycerol dibiphytanoldiethers and indications for their biosynthetic origin. Organic Geochemistry, 69, 70-75. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2014.02.005

Probst, A.J., Weinmaier, T., Raymann, K., Perras, A., Emerson, J.B., Rattei, T., Wanner, G., Klingl, A., Berg, I.A., Yoshinaga, M., Viehweger, B., Hinrichs, K.-U., Thomas, B.C., Meck, S., Auerbach, A.K., Heise, M., Schintlmeister, A., Schmid, M., Wagner, M., Gribaldo, S., Banfield, J.F., and Moissl-Eichinger, C. (2014) Biology of a widespread uncultivated archaeon that contributes to carbon fixation in the subsurface. Nature Communications, 5:5497. doi:10.1038/ncomms6497

Reeves, E.P., McDermott, J.M., and Seewald, J.S. (2014) The origin of methanethiol in midocean ridge hydrothermal fluids. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111, 5474-5479. doi:10.1073/pnas.1400643111

Reeves, E.P., Yoshinaga, M.Y., Pjevac, P., Goldenstein, N., Peplies, J., Meyerdierks, A., Amann, R., Bach, W., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2014) Microbial lipids reveal carbon assimilation patterns on hydrothermal sulfide chimneys. Environmental Microbiology, 16, 3515-3532. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12525

Schmidt, F., Koch, B. P., Witt, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2014) Extending the analytical window for water-soluble organic matter in sediments by aqueous Soxhlet extraction. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 141, 83-96.  doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2014.06.009

Wang, F-P., Zhang, Y., Chen, Y., He, Y., Qi, J., Hinrichs, K.-H., Zhang, X.-X., Xiao, X., and Boon, N. (2014) Methanotrophic archaea possessing diverging methane-oxidizing and electron-transporting pathways. The ISME Journal, 8, 1069-1078. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2013.212

Wörmer, L., Elvert, M., Fuchser, J., Lipp, J.S., Buttigieg, P.L., Zabel, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2014) Ultra-high-resolution paleoenvironmental records via direct laser-based analysis of lipid biomarkers in sediment core samples. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A., 111 (44), 15669-15674. doi:10.1073/pnas.1405237111

Xie, S., Liu, X.-L., Schubotz, F., Wakeham, S.G., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2014) Distribution of glycerol ether lipids in the oxygen minimum zone of the Eastern Tropical North Pacific Ocean. Organic Geochemistry, 71, 60-71. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2014.04.006

Yoshinaga, M.Y., Holler, T., Goldhammer, T., Wegener, G., Pohlman, J.W., Brunner, B., Kuypers, M.M.M., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Elvert, M. (2014) Carbon isotope equilibration during sulphate-limited anaerobic oxidation of methane. Nature Geoscience, 7, 190-194.  doi:10.1038/ngeo2069

Zhu, R., Lin, Y.-S., Lipp, J.S., Meador, T.B., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2014) Optimizing sample pretreatment for compound-specific stable carbon isotopic analysis of amino sugars in marine sediment. Biogeosciences, 11, 4869-4880. doi:10.5194/bg-11-4869-2014

Zhu, C., Meador, T.B., Dummann, W., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2014) Identification of unusual butanetriol dialkyl glycerol tetraether and pentanetriol dialkyl glycerol tetraether lipids in marine sediments. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 28, 332-338. doi: 10.1002/rcm.6792 

Zhu, C., Yoshinaga, M.Y., Peters, C.A., Liu, X.-L., Elvert, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2014) Identification and significance of unsaturated archaeal tetraether lipids in marine sediments. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 28, 1144–1152. doi: 10.1002/rcm.6887

Zhuang, G., Lin, Y.-S., Elvert, M., Heuer, V.B., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2014) Gas chromatographic analysis of methanol and ethanol in marine sediment pore waters: validation and implementation of three pretreatment techniques. Marine Chemistry, 160, 82–90. doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2014.01.011


Becker, K.W., Lipp, J.S., Zhu, C., Liu, X.-L., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2013) An improved method for the analysis of archaeal and bacterial ether core lipids. Organic Geochemistry, 61, 34-44. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2013.05.007

Contreras, S., Meister, P., Liu, B., Prieto-Mollar, X., Hinrichs, K.-U., Khalili, A., Ferdelman, T.G., Kuypers, M.M.M., and Jørgensen, B.B. (2013) Cyclic 100-ka (glacial-interglacial) migration of subseafloor redox zonation on the Peruvian shelf. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110, 18098–18103. doi:10.1073/pnas.1305981110

Gagen, E.J., Huber, H., Meador, T., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Thomm, M. (2013) Novel Cultivation-Based Approach To Understanding the Miscellaneous Crenarchaeotic Group (MCG) Archaea from Sedimentary Ecosystems. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 79, 6400-6406. doi:10.1128/aem.02153-13

Grauel, A.L., Leider, A., Goudeau, M.L.S., Muller, I.A., Bernasconi, S.M., Hinrichs, K.-U., de Lange, G.J., Zonneveld, K.A.F., and Versteegh, G.J.M. (2013) What do SST proxies really tell us? A high-resolution multiproxy (UK'37, TEX(H)86 and foraminifera δ18O) study in the Gulf of Taranto, central Mediterranean Sea. Quaternary Science Reviews, 73, 115-131. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.05.007

Kraft, B., Engelen, B., Goldhammer, T., Lin, Y.-S., Cypionka, H., and Könneke, M. (2013) Desulfofrigus sp. prevails in sulfate-reducing dilution cultures from sediments of the Benguela upwelling area. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 84 (1), 86-97. doi:10.1111/1574-6941.12039

Könneke, M., Kuever, J., Galushko, A., and Jørgensen, B.B. (2013) Desulfoconvexum algidum gen. nov., sp. nov. a psychrophilic sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from permanently cold, marine sediment (Svalbard). International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 63, 959-964. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.043703-0

Leider, A., Hinrichs, K.-U., Schefuss, E., and Versteegh, G.J.M., (2013) Distribution and stable isotopes of plant waxes in marine surface sediments along a SE Italian transect and their potential to reconstruct the water balance. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 117, 16-32. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2013.04.018.

Lever, M.A., Rouxel, O., Alt, J.C., Shimizu, N., Ono, S., Coggon, R.M., Shanks, W.C., Lapham, L., Elvert, M., Prieto-Mollar, X., Hinrichs, K.-U., Inagaki, F., and Teske, A. (2013) Evidence for microbial carbon and sulfur cycling in deeply buried ridge flank basalt. Science, 339, 1305-1308. doi:10.1126/science.1229240

Lin, Y.-S., Lipp, J.S., Elvert, M., Holler, T., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2013) Assessing production of the ubiquitous archaeal diglycosyl tetraether lipids in marine subsurface sediment using intramolecular stable isotope probing. Environmental Microbiology, 15 (5), 1634–1646. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02888.x

Raggi, L., Schubotz, F., Hinrichs, K.-U., Dubilier, N., and Petersen, J. (2013) Bacterial symbionts of Bathymodiolus mussels and Escarpia tubeworms from Chapopote, an asphalt seep in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Environmental Microbiology, 15, 1969-87. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12051

Schouten, S., 18 authors, Hinrichs, K.-H., 11 authors, Lipp, J., et al. (2013) An interlaboratory study of TEX86 and BIT analysis of sediments, extracts, and standard mixtures. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14, 5263-5285. doi:10.1002/2013GC004904 

Schubotz, F., Meyer-Dombard, D.R., Bradley, A.S., Fredricks, H.F., Hinrichs, K.-U., Shock, E.L., and Summons, R.E. (2013) Spatial and temporal variability of biomarkers and microbial diversity reveal metabolic and community flexibility in Streamer Biofilm Communities in the Lower Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park. Geobiology, 11, 549–569. doi: 10.1111/gbi.12051

Wörmer, L., Lipp, J.S., Schröder, J.M., and Hinrichs K.-U. (2013) Application of two new LC-ESI-MS methods for improved detection of intact polar lipids (IPLs) in environmental samples. Organic Geochemistry, 59, 10-21. doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2013.03.004

Xie, S., Lazar, C.S., Lin, Y.S., Teske, A., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2013) Ethane- and propane-producing potential and molecular characterization of an ethanogenic enrichment in an anoxic estuarine sediment. Organic Geochemistry, 59, 37-48. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2013.03.001

Xie, S., Lipp, J.S., Wegener, G., Ferdelman, T.G., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2013) Turnover of microbial lipids in the deep biosphere and growth of benthic archaeal populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A., 110, 6010-6014. doi:10.1073/pnas.1218569110

Zhang, C.L., Wang, J., Dodsworth, J.A., Williams, A.J., Zhu, C., Hinrichs, Kai-Uwe, Zheng, F., and Hedlund, B.P. (2013) In situ production of branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers in a great basin hot spring (USA). Frontiers in Microbiology, 4, 181. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2013.00181  

Zhu, C., Lipp, J. S., Wörmer, L., Becker, K. W., Schröder, J., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2013) Comprehensive glycerol ether lipid fingerprints through a novel reversed phase liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry protocol. Organic Geochemistry, 65, 53–62. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2013.09.012

Zhu, R., Evans, T.W., Wörmer, L., Lin, Y.-S., Zhu, C., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2013) Improved sensitivity of sedimentary phospholipid analysis resulting from a novel extract cleanup strategy. Organic Geochemistry, 65, 46–52. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2013.10.002


Bogus, A., Zonneveld, K.A.F., Fischer, D., Kasten, S., Bohrmann, G., and Versteegh, G.J.M. (2012) The effect of meter-scale lateral oxygen gradients at the sediment-water interface on selected organic matter based alteration, productivity and temperature proxies. Biogeosciences, 9, 1553-1570. doi:10.5194/bg-9-1553-2012

Bühring, S.I., Schubotz, F., Harms, C., Lipp, J.S., Amils, R., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (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

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

Hinrichs, K.-U., and Inagaki, F. (2012) Downsizing the deep biosphere. Science, 338, 204-205. doi:10.1126/science.1229296

Kellermann, M.Y., Schubotz, F., Elvert, M., Lipp, J.S., Birgel, D., Prieto Mollar, X., Dubilier, N., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2012) Symbiont-host relationships in chemosynthetic mussels: A comprehensive lipid biomarker study. Organic Geochemistry, 43, 112-124. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2011.10.005

Kellermann, M.Y., Wegener, G., Elvert, M., Yoshinaga, M.Y., Lin, Y.S., Holler, T., Prieto-Mollar, X., Knittel, K., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2012) Autotrophy as predominant mode of carbon fixation in thermophilic anaerobic methane-oxidizing microbial communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A., 109 (47), 19321-19326. doi:10.1073/pnas.1208795109

Könneke, M., Lipp, J.S., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2012) Carbon isotope fractionation by the marine ammonia-oxidizing archaeon Nitrosopumilus maritimus. Organic Geochemistry, 48, 21-24. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2012.04.007

Lang, S.Q., Früh-Green, G.L., Kelley, D.S., Lilley, M.D., Proskurowski, G., and Reeves, E.P. (2012) H2/CH4 ratios cannot reliably distinguish abiotic vs. biotic methane in natural hydrothermal systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109, E3210. doi:10.1073/pnas.1213138109

Lin, Y.-S., Heuer, V.B., Goldhammer, T., Kellermann, M.Y., Zabel, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2012) Towards constraining H2 concentration in subseafloor sediment: a proposal for combined analysis by two distinct approaches. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 77, 186-201. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2011.11.008

Liu, X.L., Lipp, J.S., Schröder, J.M., Summons, R.E., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2012) Isoprenoidal glycerol dialkanol diethers: a series of novel archaeal lipids in marine sediments. Organic Geochemistry, 43, 50-55. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2011.11.002

Liu, X.L., Lipp, J.S., Simpson, J.H., Lin, Y.-S., Summons, R.E., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2012) Mono- and dihydroxyl Glycerol Dibiphytanyl Glycerol Tetraethers in marine sediments: identification of both core and intact polar lipid forms. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 89, 102-115. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2012.04.053

Liu, X.L., Summons, R.E., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2012) Extending the known range of glycerol ether lipids in the environment: structural assignments based on MS/MS fragmentation patterns. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 26, 2295-2302. doi:10.1002/rcm.6355

Löscher, C.R., Kock, A., Könneke, M., LaRoche, J., Bange, H.W., and Schmitz, R.A. (2012) Production of oceanic nitrous oxide by ammonia-oxidizing archaea. Biogeosciences, 9, 2419-2429. doi:10.5194/bg-9-2419-2012

McKay, L.J., MacGregor, B.J., Biddle, J.F., Albert, D.B., Mendlovitz, H.P., Hoer, D.R., Lipp, J.S., Lloyd, K.G., and Teske, A.P. (2012) Spatial heterogeneity and underlying geochemistry of phylogenetically diverse orange and white Beggiatoa mats in Guaymas Basin hydrothermal sediments. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 67, 21-31. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2012.04.011

Nuzzo, M., Elvert, M., Schmidt, M., Scholz, F., Reitz, A., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Hensen, C. (2012) Impact of hot fluid advection on hydrocarbon gas production and seepage in mud volcano sediments of thick Cenozoic Deltas. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 341-344, 139-157. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.05.009

Wakeham, S.G., Turich, C., Schubotz, F., Podlaska, A., Li, X.N., Varela, R., Astor, Y., Sáenz, J.P., Rush, D., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S., Summons, R.E., Scranton, M.I., Taylor, G.T., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2012) Biomarkers, chemistry and microbiology show chemoautotrophy in a multilayer chemocline in the Cariaco Basin. Deep Sea Research, 63, 133–156. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2012.01.005

Wegener, G., Bausch, M., Holler, T., Thang, N.M., Prieto Mollar, X., Kellermann, M.Y., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Boetius, A. (2012) Assessing sub-seafloor microbial activity by combined stable isotope probing with deuterated water and 13C-bicarbonate. Environmental Microbiology, 14, 1517-1527. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02739.x

Wooller, M., Pohlman, J., Gaglioti, B., Langdon, P., Jones, M., Walter Anthony, K., Becker, K., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Elvert, M. (2012) Reconstruction of past methane availability in an Arctic Alaska wetland indicates climate influenced methane release during the past ~12,000 years. Journal of Paleolimnology, 48, 27-42. doi:10.1007/s10933-012-9591-8

Wörmer, L.-P., Cirés, S., Velázquez, D., Quesada, A., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2012) Cyanobacterial heterocyst glycolipids in cultures and environmental samples: Diversity and biomarker potential. Limnology and Oceanography, 57, 1775-1788. doi:10.4319/lo.2012.57.6.1775

Yan, J., Haaijer, S.C.M., Op den Camp, H.J.M., van Niftrik, L., Stahl, D.A., Könneke, M., Rush, D., Sinninghe Damsté, J.S., Hu, Y.Y., and Jetten, M.S.M. (2012) Mimicking the oxygen minimum zones: stimulating interaction of aerobic archaeal and anaerobic bacterial ammonia oxidizers in a laboratory-scale model system. Environmental Microbiology, 14, 3146–3158. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02894.x

Yoshinaga, M.Y., Wörmer, L., Elvert, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2012) Novel cardiolipins from uncultured methane-metabolizing archaea. Archaea. Article ID 832097. doi:10.1155/2012/832097


Bühring, S.I., Sievert, S.M., Jonkers, H.M., Ertefai, T., Elshahed, M.S., Krumholz, L.R., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2011) Insights into chemotaxonomic composition and carbon cycling of phototrophic communities in an artesian sulfur-rich spring of moderate temperature (Zodletone, Oklahoma, USA), a possible analogue for ancient microbial mat systems. Geobiology, 9 (2), 116-179. doi:10.1111/j.1472-4669.2010.00268.x.

Cook, M.S., Keigwin, L.D., Birgel, D., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2011) Repeated pulses of vertical methane flux recorded in glacial sediments from the southeast Bering Sea. Paleoceanography, 26, PA2210, doi:10.1029/2010PA001993

Jessen, G.L., Pantoja, S., Gutiérrez, M.A., Quiñones, R.A., González, R.R., Sellanes, J., Kellermann, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2011) Methane in shallow cold seeps at Mocha Island off central Chile. Continental Shelf Research, 31(6), 574-581. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2010.12.012

Holler, T., Widdel, F., Knittel, K., Amann, R., Kellermann, M.Y., Hinrichs, K.-U., Teske, A., Boetius, A., and Wegener, G. (2011) Thermophilic anaerobic oxidation of methane by marine microbial consortia. The ISME Journal, 5, 1946–1956. doi:10.1038/ismej.2011.77

Liu, X.L., Lipp, J.S., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2011) Distribution of intact and core GDGTs in marine sediments. Organic Geochemistry, 42(4), 368-375. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2011.02.003

Rossel, P.E., Elvert, M., Ramette, A., Boetius, A., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2011) Factors controlling the distribution of anaerobic methanotrophic communities in marine environments: evidence from intact polar membrane lipids. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75, 164-184. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2010.09.031

Schmidt, F., Koch, B., Elvert, M., Schmidt, G., Witt, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2011) Diagenetic transformation of dissolved organic nitrogen compounds under contrasting sedimentary redox conditions in the Black Sea. Environmental Science and Technology, 45(12), 5223-5229. doi:10.1021/es2003414

Schubotz, F., Lipp, J.S., Elvert, M., Kasten, S., Prieto Mollar, X., Zabel, M., Bohrmann, G., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2011) Petroleum degradation and associated microbial signatures at the Chapopote asphalt volcano, Southern Gulf of Mexico. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75(16), 4377-4398. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2011.05.025

Schubotz, F., Lipp, J.S., Elvert, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2011) Stable carbon isotopic compositions of intact polar lipids of hydrocarbon degrading microbial communities at the Chapopote asphalt volcano in the southern Gulf of Mexico. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75(16), 4399-4415. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2011.05.018

Yoshinaga, M.Y., Kellermann, M.Y., Rossel, P.E., Schubotz, F., Lipp, J.S., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2011) Systematic fragmentation patterns of archaeal intact polar lipids by HPLC-ESI-IT-MS. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 25, 3563–3574. doi:10.1002/rcm.5251

Zhang, Y.G., Zhang, C.L., Liu, X.-L., Li, L., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Noakes, J.E. (2011) Methane Index: A tetraether archaeal lipid biomarker indicator for detecting the instability of marine gas hydrates. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 307(3-4), 525-534. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.05.031


Borin, S., Ventura, S., Tambone, F., Mapelli, F., Schubotz, F., Brusetti, L., Scaglia, B., D'Acqui, L., Solheim, B., Turicchia, S., Marasco, R., Hinrichs, K.-U., Baldi, F., Adani, F., and Daffonchio, D. (2010) Rock weathering creates oases of life in a High Arctic desert. Environmental Microbiology, 12, 293-303. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2009.02059.x

Christiansen, B., Bühring, S.I., 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

Ertefai, T., Heuer, V.B., Prieto-Mollar, X., Vogt, C., Sylva, S.P., Seewald, J., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2010) The biogeochemistry of sorbed methane in marine sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74, 6033-6048. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2010.08.006

Haas, A., Peckmann, J., Elvert, M., Sahling, H., and Bohrmann, G. (2010) Patterns of carbonate authigenesis at the Kouilou pockmarks on the Congo deep-sea fan. Marine Geology, 268(1-4), 129-136. doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2009.10.027

Heuer, V.B., Krüger, M., Elvert, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2010) Experimental studies on the stable carbon isotope biogeochemistry of acetate in lake sediments. Organic Geochemistry, 41, 22-30. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2009.07.004

Kinnaman, F.S., Kimball, J., Busso, L., Birgel, D., Ding, H., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Valentine, D.L. (2010) Gas flux and carbonate occurrence at a shallow seep of thermogenic natural gas. Geo-Marine Letters, 30, 355-365. doi:10.1007/s00367-010-0184-0

Leider, A., Hinrichs, K.-U., Mollenhauer, G., and Versteegh, G.J.M. (2010) Core-top calibration of the lipid-based UK'37 and TEX86 temperature proxies on the southern Italian shelf (SW Adriatic Sea, Gulf of Taranto). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 300(1-2), 112-124. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2010.09.042

Lever, M.A., Heuer, V.B., Morono, Y., Masui, N., Schmidt, F., Alperin, M.J., Inagaki, F., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Teske, A. (2010) Acetogenesis in deep subseafloor sediments of the Juan de Fuca Ridge flank: a synthesis of geochemical, thermodynamic, and gene-based evidence. Geomicrobiology Journal, 27, 183-211. doi:10.1080/01490450903456681

Lichtschlag, A., Felden, J., Wenzhöfer, F., Schubotz, F., Ertefai, T., Boetius, A., and deBeer, D. (2010) Methane and sulfide fluxes in permanent anoxia: in situ studies at the Dvurechenskii mud volcano (Sorokin Trough, Black Sea). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74, 5002-5018. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2010.05.031

Lin, Y.-S., Biddle, J.F., Lipp, J.S., Orcutt, B., Holler, T., Teske, A., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2010) Effect of storage conditions on archaeal and bacterial communities in subsurface marine sediments. Geomicrobiology Journal, 27, 261-272. doi:10.1080/01490450903410423 

Lin, Y.-S., Heuer, V.B., Ferdelman, T.G., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2010) Microbial formation of methylated sulfides in the anoxic sediment of Lake Plußsee, Germany. Biogeosciences, 7, 2433–2444. doi:10.5194/bg-7-2433-2010

Lin, Y.-S., Lipp, J.S., Yoshinaga, M.Y., Lin S.-H., Elvert M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2010) Intramolecular stable carbon isotopic analysis of archaeal glycosyl tetraether lipids. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 24, 2817-2826. doi:10.1002/rcm.4707

Liu, X.L., Leider, A., Gillespie, A., Gröger, J., Versteegh, G., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2010) Identification of polar lipid precursors of the ubiquitous branched GDGT orphan lipids in a peat bog in Northern Germany. Organic Geochemistry, 41, 653-660. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2010.04.004

Pape, T., Bahr, A., Rethemeyer, J., Kessler, J.D., Sahling, H., Hinrichs, K.-U., Klapp, S.A., Reeburgh, W.S., and Bohrmann, G. (2010) Molecular and isotopic partitioning of low-molecular weight hydrocarbons during migration and gas hydrate precipitation in deposits of a high-flux seepage site. Chemical Geology, 269, 350-363. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2009.10.009

Perevalova, A.A., Bidzhieva, S.K., Kublanov, I.V., Hinrichs, K.-U., Liu, X.L., Mardanov, A.V., Lebedinsky, A.V., and Bonch-Osmolovskaya, E.A. (2010) Fervidococcus fontis gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel anaerobic thermophilic crenarchaeote from hot springs in Kamchatka, and proposal of Fervidococcaceae fam. nov. and Fervidococcales ord. nov. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, 60, 2082-2088. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.019042-0

Rethemeyer, J., Schubotz, F., Talbot, H.M., Cooke, M.P., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Mollenhauer, G. (2010) Distribution of polar membrane lipids in permafrost soils and sediments of a small high Arctic catchment. Organic Geochemistry, 41, 1130-1145. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2010.06.004

Riedinger, N., Brunner, B., Lin, Y. S., Vossmeyer, A., Ferdelman, T. G., and Jorgensen, B.B. (2010) Methane at the sediment-water transition in Black Sea sediments. Chemical Geology, 274, 29-37. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2010.03.010

Schmidt, F., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Elvert, M. (2010) Sources, transport, and partitioning of organic matter at a highly dynamic continental margin. Marine Chemistry, 118, 37-55. doi:10.1016/j.marchem.2009.10.003

Takano, Y., Chikaraishi, Y., Ogawa, N.O., Nomaki, H., Morono, Y., Inagaki, F., Kitazato, H., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Ohkouchi, N. (2010) Sedimentary membrane lipids recycled by deep-sea benthic archaea. Nature Geoscience, 3, 858-861. doi:10.1038/NGEO983


Bradley, A.S., Fredricks, H.F., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Summons, R.E. (2009) Structural diversity of diether lipids in carbonate chimneys at the Lost City Hydrothermal Field. Organic Geochemistry, 40, 1169-1178. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2009.09.004

Bühring, S.I., Smittenberg, R.H., Sachse, D., Lipp, J.S., Golubic, S., Sachs, J.P., Hinrichs, K.-U., and 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. doi:10.1111/j.1472-4669.2009.00198.x

Heuer, V.B., Pohlman, J.W., Torres, M.E., Elvert, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2009) The stable carbon isotope biogeochemistry of acetate and other dissolved carbon species in deep sub-seafloor sediments at the northern Cascadia Margin. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73, 3323-3336. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2009.03.001

Joye, S.B., Samarkin, V.A., Orcutt, B.N., MacDonald, I.R., Hinrichs, K.-U., Elvert, M., Teske, A.P., Lloyd K.G., Montoya, J.P., and Meile, C.D. (2009) Metabolic variability in seafloor brines revealed by carbon and sulphur dynamics. Nature Geoscience, 2, 349-354. doi:10.1038/NGEO475

Lipp, J.S., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2009) Structural diversity and fate of intact polar lipids in marine sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73, 6816-6833. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2009.08.003

Pohlman, J.W., Kaneko, M., Heuer, V.B., Coffin, R.B., and Whiticar, M. (2009) Methane sources and production in the northern Cascadia margin gas hydrate system. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 287, 504-512. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2009.08.037

Schmidt, F., Elvert, M., Koch, B., Witt, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2009) Molecular characterization of dissolved organic matter in pore water in continental shelf sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 73, 3337-3358. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2009.03.008

Schubotz, F., Wakeham, S.G., Lipp, J.S., Fredricks, H.F., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2009) Detection of microbial biomass by intact membrane lipid analysis in the water column and surface sediments of the Black Sea. Environmental Microbiology, 11, 2720-2734. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2009.01999.x

Sepúlveda, J., Wendler, J., Leider, A., Kuss, H.-J., Summons, R.E., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2009) Molecular-isotopic evidence of environmental and ecological changes across the Cenomanian-Turonian boundary in the Levant Platform of central Jordan. Organic Geochemistry, 40, 553-568. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2009.02.009

Sepúlveda, J.C., Wendler, J., Summons, R.E., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2009) Rapid resurgence of marine productivity at the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction event. Science, 326, 129-132. doi:10.1126/science.1176233


Birgel, D., Elvert, M., Han, X., and Peckmann, J. (2008) 13C-depleted biphytanic diacids as tracers of past anaerobic oxidation of methane. Organic Geochemistry, 39(1), 152-156. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2007.08.013

De Deckker, P., Abed, R.M.M., De Beer, D., Hinrichs, K.-U., O’Loingsigh, T., Schefuss, E., Stuut, J.B., Tapper, N.J., and van der Kaars, S. (2008) Geochemical and microbiological fingerprinting of airborne dust that fell in Canberra, Australia, in October 2002. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 9, Q12Q10. doi:10.1029/2008GC002091.

Elvert, M., and Niemann, H. (2008) Occurrence of unusual steroids and hopanoids derived from aerobic methanotrophs at an active marine mud volcano. Organic Geochemistry, 39(2), 167-177. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2007.11.006

Ertefai, T.F., Fisher, M.C., Fredricks, H.F., Lipp, J.S., Birgel, D., Udert, K.M., Cavanaugh, C.M., Pearson, A., Gschwend, P.M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2008) Vertical distribution of microbial lipids and functional genes in chemically distinct layers of a highly polluted meromictic lake. Organic Geochemistry, 39, 1572-1588. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2008.07.009

Lipp, J.S., Morono, Y., Inagaki, F., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2008) Significant contribution of Archaea to extant biomass in marine subsurface sediments. Nature, 454, 991-994. doi:10.1038/nature07174

Meckler, A.N., Schubert, C.J., Hochuli, P.A., Plessen, B., Birgel, D., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Haug, G.H. (2008) Glacial to Holocene terrigenous organic matter input to sediments from Orca Basin, Gulf of Mexico - a combined optical and biomarker approach. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 272, 251-263. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2008.04.046

Niemann, H., and Elvert, M. (2008) Diagnostic lipid biomarker and stable carbon isotope signatures of microbial communities mediating the anaerobic oxidation of methane with sulphate. Organic Geochemistry, 39(12), 1668-1677. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2007.11.003

Rossel, P.E., Lipp, J.S., Fredricks, H.F., Arnds, J., Boetius, A., Elvert, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2008) Intact polar lipids of anaerobic methanotrophic archaea and associated bacteria. Organic Geochemistry, 39, 992-999. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2008.02.021

Stadnitskaia, A., Bouloubassi, I., Elvert, M., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Sinninghe Damsté, J.S. (2008) Extended hydroxyarchaeol, a novel biomarker for anaerobic methanotrophy in cold seepage habitats. Organic Geochemistry, 39, 1007-1014. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2008.04.019

Strapoc, D., Picardal, F.W., Turich, C., Schaperdoth, I., Macalady, J.L., Lipp J.S., Lin, Y.-S., Ertefai, T.F., Schubotz, F., Hinrichs, K.-U., Mastalerz, M., and Schimmelmann, A. (2008) Methane-Producing Microbial Community in a Coal Bed of the Illinois Basin. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 74, 2424-2432. doi:10.1128/AEM.00856-08

Wegener, G., Niemann, H., Elvert, M., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Boetius, A. (2008) Assimilation of Methane and Inorganic Carbon by Microbial Communities Mediating the Anaerobic Oxidation of Methane. Environmental Microbiology, 10, 2287-2298. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2008.01653.x


Elshahed, M.S., Youssef, N.H., Luo, Q., Najar, F.Z., Roe, B.A., Sisk, T.M., Bühring, S.I., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Krumholz, L.R. (2007) Phylogenetic and Metabolic Diversity of Planctomycetes from Anaerobic, Sulfide- and Sulfur-Rich Zodletone Spring, Oklahoma. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73, 4707-4716. doi:10.1128/AEM.00591-07

Fredricks, H.F., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2007) Data report: Intact membrane lipids as indicators of subsurface life in Cretaceous and Paleogene sediments from Sites 1257 and 1258. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, Vol. 207. doi:10.2973/odp.proc.sr.207.112.2007

Nauhaus, K., Albrecht, M., Elvert, M., Boetius, A., and Widdel, F. (2007) In vitro cell growth of marine archaeal-bacterial consortia by anaerobic oxidation of methane with sulfate. Environmental Microbiology, 9(1), 187-196. doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2006.01127.x


Alain, K., Holler, T., Musat, F., Elvert, M., Treude, T., and Krüger, M. (2006) Microbiological investigation of methane- and hydrocarbon-discharging mud volcanoes in the Carpathian Mountains, Romania. Environmental Microbiology, 8(4), 574-590. doi: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2005.00922.x

Bice, K., Birgel, D., Meyers, P.A., Dahl, K.A., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Norris, R.D. (2006) A multiple proxy and modeling study of Cretaceous upper ocean temperatures and atmospheric CO2 concentrations from tropical Atlantic foraminifera and organic matter. Paleoceanography, 21, PA2002. doi:10.1029/2005PA001203

Biddle, J.F., Lipp, J.S., Lever, M., Lloyd, K., Sørensen, K., Anderson, R., Fredricks, H.F., Elvert, M., Kelly, T.J., Schrag, D.P., Sogin, M.L., Brenchley, J.E., Teske, A., House, C.H., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2006) Heterotrophic Archaea dominate sedimentary subsurface ecosystems off Peru. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A., 103, 3846-3851. doi:10.1073/pnas.0600035103

Birgel, D., Thiel, V., Hinrichs, K.-U., Elvert, M., Campbell, K., Reitner, J., Farmer, J.D., and Peckmann, J., (2006) Lipid biomarker patterns of methane-seep microbialites from the Mesozoic convergent margin of California. Organic Geochemistry, 37, 1289-1302. doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2006.02.004

Heuer, V., Elvert, M., Tille, S., Krummen, M., Prieto-Mollar, X., Hmelo, L.R., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2006) Online δ13C analysis of volatile fatty acids in sediment/porewater systems by liquid chromatography-isotope ratio-mass spectrometry. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 4, 346-357. doi:10.4319/lom.2006.4.346.

Hinrichs, K.-U., Hayes, J.M., Bach, W., Spivack, A., Hmelo, L.R., Holm, N., Johnson, C.G., and Sylva, S.P. (2006) Biological formation of ethane and propane in the deep marine subsurface. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A., 103, 14684-14689. doi:10.1073/pnas.0606535103

Niemann, H., Duarte, J., Hensen, C., Omoregie, E., Magalhães, V.H., Elvert, M., Pinheiro, L.M., Kopf, A., and Boetius, A. (2006) Microbial methane turnover at mud volcanoes of the Gulf of Cadiz. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70(21), 5336-5355. doi:10.1016/j.gca.2006.08.010

Niemann, H., Lösekann, T., de Beer, D., Elvert, M., Nadalig, T., Knittel, K., Amann, R., Sauter, E., Schlüter, M., Klages, M., Foucher, J.P., and Boetius, A. (2006) Novel microbial communities of the Haakon Mosby mud volcano and their role as a methane sink. Nature 443(5227), 854-858. doi: 10.1038/nature05227

Spivack, A., McNeill, C., Holm, N.G., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2006) The determination of in situ methane based on the analysis of void gas. Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, Vol. 201, Ms 201SR-119, http://www-odp.tamu.edu/publications/201_SR/119/119.htm.


Elvert, M., Hopmans, E.C., Treude, T., Boetius, A., and Suess, E. (2005) Spatial variations of methanotrophic consortia at cold methane seeps: Implications from a high-resolution molecular and isotopic approach. Geobiology, 3(3), 195-209. doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4669.2005.00051.x

Niemann, H., Elvert, M., Hovland, M., Orcutt, B., Judd, A., Suck, I., Gutt, J., Joye, S., Damm, E., Finster, K., and Boetius, A. (2005) Methane emission and consumption at a North Sea gas seep (Tommeliten area). Biogeosciences, 2(4), 335-351. http://www.biogeosciences.net/2/335/2005/bg-2-335-2005.pdf

Orcutt, B., Boetius, A., Elvert, M., Samarkin, V., and Joye, S.B. (2005) Molecular biogeochemistry of sulfate reduction, methanogenesis and the anaerobic oxidation of methane at Gulf of Mexico cold seeps. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 69(17), 4267-4281. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2005.04.012


D’Hondt, S., Jørgensen, B.B., Miller, D.J., Batzke, A., Blake, R., Cragg, B.A., Cypionka, H., Dickens, G.R., Ferdelman, T., Hinrichs, K.-U., Holm, N.G., Mitterer, R., Spivack, A., Wang, G., Bekins, B., Engelen, B., Ford, K., Gettemy, G., Rutherford, S.D., Sass, H., Skilbeck, C.G., Aiello, I.W., Guèrin, G., House, C., Inagaki, F., Meister, P., Nähr, T., Niitsuma, S., Parkes, R.J., Schippers, A., Smith, D.C., Teske, A., Wiegel, J., Padilla, C.N., and Solis Acosta, J.L. (2004) Distributions of metabolic activities in deep subseafloor sediments. Science, 306, 2216-2221. doi:10.1126/science.1101155

Orphan, V.J., Ussler, W. III, Nähr, T., House, C.H., Hinrichs, K.-U., and Paull, C. K. (2004) Geological, geochemical, and microbiological heterogeneity of the seafloor around methane vents in the Eel River Basin, offshore California. Chemical Geology, 205, 265-289. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2003.12.035

Sturt, H.F., Summons, R.E., Smith, K.J., Elvert, M., and Hinrichs, K.-U. (2004) Intact polar membrane lipids in prokaryotes and sediments deciphered by ESI-HPLC-MSn – new biomarkers for biogeochemistry and microbial ecology. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 18, 617-628. doi:10.1002/rcm.1378


Hinrichs, K.-U., Hmelo, L.R., and Sylva, S.P. (2003) Molecular fossil record of elevated methane levels in late Pleistocene coastal waters. Science, 299, 1214-1217. doi:10.1126/science.1079601

The Hinrichs Lab was established at the MARUM/University of Bremen in October 2002.

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