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Peer-reviewed publications of Hinrichs Lab


Chronological list of our peer-reviewed publications.

In press

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,   doi:10.1128/AEM.02736-17 (online before print, March 09, 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

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

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., 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., 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 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., 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

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., 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., Zhub, 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 (available online 16 Sept. 2014)

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 (published online 11 November 2013)

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

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.

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

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