Publications and Presentations



 Schutte, C. A., Ahmerkamp, S., Wu, C. S., Seidel, M., de Beer, D., Cook, P. L. M., & Joye, S. B. (2019). Biogeochemical Dynamics of Coastal Tidal Flats. InCoastal Wetlands(pp. 407-440). 

doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63893-9.00012-5


Eichner, Meri, Silke Thoms, Björn Rost, Wiebke Mohr, Soeren Ahmerkamp, Helle Ploug, Marcel MM Kuypers, and Dirk de Beer. "N2 fixation in free‐floating filaments of Trichodesmium is higher than in transiently suboxic colony microenvironments."New Phytologist

doi: 10.1111/nph.15621


Hannah K. Marchant, Halina E. Tegetmeyer, Soeren Ahmerkamp, Moritz Holtappels, Gaute Lavik, Jon Graf, Frank Schreiber, Marc Mussmann, Marc Strous and Marcel M. M. Kuypers: Metabolic specialization of denitrifiers in permeablesediments controls N2O emission. Environmental Microbiology

doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14385


Soeren Ahmerkamp, Winter, C., Krämer, K., Beer, D. d., Janssen, F., Friedrich, J., Kuypers, M. M. M. and Holtappels, M. (2017), Regulation of benthic oxygen fluxes in permeable sediments of the coastal ocean. Limnol. Oceanogr.

doi: 10.1002/lno.10544

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Knut Krämer, Peter Holler, Gabriel Herbst, Alexander Bratek, Soeren Ahmerkamp, Andreas Neumann, Alexander Bartholomä, Justus E.E. van Beusekom, Moritz Holtappels & Christian Winter: Abrupt emergence of a large pockmark field in the German Bight, southeastern North Sea. Scientific Reports

doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-05536-1

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Spiegel Online: "Methan vor Helgoland ausgetreten"

Handelsblatt: "Krater im Meeresboden vor Helgoland"


Laura A. Bristow, Wiebke Mohr, Soeren Ahmerkamp, Marcel M.M. Kuypers: Nutrients that limit growth in the ocean. Current Biology, Primer

doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.03.030 


Hannah K Marchant, Soeren Ahmerkamp, Gaute Lavik, Halina E Tegetmeyer, Jon Graf, Judith M Klatt, Moritz Holtappels, Eva Walpersdorf and Marcel M M Kuypers (2017): Denitrifying community in coastal sediments performs aerobic and anaerobic respiration simultaneously. The ISME Journal.

doi: 10.1038/ismej.2017.51


Hamann, Emmo, Tegetmeyer, H. E., Riedel, D., Littmann, S., Ahmerkamp, Soeren, Chen, J., Hach, P., Strous, M. (2017). Syntrophic linkage between predatory Carpediemonas and specific prokaryotic populations. The ISME Journal.

doi: 10.1038/ismej.2016.197


Probandt, David, Knittel, K., Tegetmeyer, H. E., Ahmerkamp, Soeren, Holtappels, M., & Amann, R. (2017). Permeability shapes bacterial communities in sublittoral surface sediments. Environmental Microbiology.

doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13676


Soeren Ahmerkamp: Regulation of oxygen dynamics by transport processes and microbial respiration in sandy sediments.

PhD Thesis


Hannah K. Marchant, Moritz Holtappels, Gaute Lavik, Soeren Ahmerkamp, Christian Winter, Marcel M. M. Kuypers: Coupled nitrification–denitrification leads to extensive N loss in subtidal permeable sediments. Limnology & Oceanography

doi: 10.1002/lno.10271


Soeren Ahmerkamp, Christian Winter, Felix Janssen, Marcel M. M. Kuypers, Moritz Holtappels: The impact of bedform migration on benthic oxygen fluxes. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences.

doi: 10.1002/2015JG003106


Anna L. Dörgens, Soeren Ahmerkamp, Jörg Müssig, Roman Stocker, Marcel M. M. Kuypers, Arzhang Khalili, and Kolja Kindler: A laboratory model of marine snow: Preparation and characterization of porous fiber particles. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods.

doi: 10.1002/lom3.10056


Stephen Monismith, Liv Herdman, Soeren Ahmerkamp, James Hench: Wave transformation and wave-driven flow across a steep coral reef. Journal of Physical Oceanography.





July 2018

Workshop on Ecosystem Services:

The role of Sandy Sediments for the North Sea Ecosystem.

Invited by Federal Agency of Nature Conservation


March 2017

ASLO Meeting, Honolulu: Measured oxygen dynamics in permeable sediments.

August 2015

Physical Processes in Natural Waters, Landau: Solute transport in permeable sediments with stationary and migrating bedforms
March 2014

Ocean Science Meeting, Honolulu: The interaction of migrating bedforms and pressure driven advective porewater flow.

August 2012 ASLO Japan, Otsu: Hindered Settling of Generic Marine Aggregates
July 2011 EGU Austria, Vienna: On wave motions at the steep slope of a coral reef, Poster
April 2011 Bremerhaven, Germany: Workshop on multicale (Un-)structured Mesh Numerical Modelling, Poster



Department of Biogeochemistry

Dr. Soeren Ahmerkamp

MPI for Marine Microbiology
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