Journal Articles

2016 Fernández-Méndez M., Turk-Kubo K. A., Rapp J. Z., Buttigieg P. L., Krumpen T., Zehr J. P., Boetius A. (2016) Diazo­troph di­versity in the sea ice, melt ponds and wa­ter column of the Cent­ral Arc­tic Ocean. Fron­ti­ers in Aquatic Mi­cro­bi­o­logy 7:1884 doi:10.3389/fmicb.2016.01884.
  Yilmaz P., Yarza P., Rapp J.Z., Glöckner F.O. (2016) Expanding the World of Marine Bacterial and Archaeal Clades. Frontiers in Microbiology. 6:1524. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01524.
2015  Boetius A., Anesio A.M., Deming J.W., Mikucki J. & Rapp J.Z. (2015) Microbial ecology of the cryosphere: sea ice and glacial habitats. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 13:677–690. doi:10.1038/nrmicro3522.


2018 Rapp JZ, Bienhold C, Tegetmeyer HE, Pala C, Offre P and Boetius A (2018) Diversity of hydrolytic enzymes among Arctic deep-sea sediment bacteria. Ocean Sciences Meeting 2018, Portland, OR, USA, 11-16 February 2018.

Rapp JZ, Bienhold C, Felden J, Hoffmann K, Jacob M, Soltwedel T, Wenzhöfer F and Boetius A (2017) How microbial communities respond to a changing Arctic Ocean. Polar regions And Coasts in the changing Earth System (PACES II) workshop, Bremen, Germany, October 2017.


Rapp JZ (2015) Functional potential of diverse and active microbial communities in Arctic deep-sea sediments. Genome Biology Program (GBP) Science meeting, Joint Genome Institute (JGI), Walnut Creek, California, September 2015.


Rapp JZ, Fernández Méndez M, Bienhold C and Boetius A (2015)
Journey to the deep sea: Do Arctic sea-ice bacteria hitchhike on ice-algal aggregates? AWI PhD Days 2015, Sylt, Germany, 1-4 June 2015.



2017 Rapp JZ, Bienhold C, Tegetmeyer HE, Pala C, Offre P, Boetius A (2017) Diversity of hydrolytic enzymes among Arctic deep-sea sediment bacteria. Symposium on High throughput methods for application in marine biodiversity time series, Hannover, Germany, 11-13 October 2017.
2016 Rapp JZ , Bienhold C , Offre P, Boetius A (2016) Polysaccharide degradation potential of bacterial communities in Arctic  deep-sea sediments (1200-5500 m water depth). ISME16 - 16th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Montréal, Canada, 21-26 August 2016.
2015 Rapp JZ, Fernández-Méndez M, Bienhold C, Boetius A (2015) Sea ice-pelagic-benthic links of bacterial diversity during the Arctic summer sea ice record minimum in 2012. Arctic Frontiers Conference, Tromsø, Norway, 18-23 January 2015.


Master Thesis

Rapp, JZ (2014). Bacterial diversity in sea ice, melt ponds, water column, ice algal aggregates and deep-sea sediments of the Central Arctic Ocean. 99 pp. University of Bremen/Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology.
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