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Ruff, S.E., Felden J., Marcon Y., Knittel K., Ramette A., Boetius A. Disturbance and recovery of deep-sea methanotrophic communities. Nature Microbiology (in review)


2018 Boetius A., Haeckel M. (2018) Mind the seafloor. Science  359, 34-36. doi:10.1126/science.aap7301


2017 Jessen G. L., Lichtschlag A., Ramette A., Pantoja S., Rossel P.E., Schubert C.J., Struck U., Boetius A. (2017) Hypoxia causes preservation of labile organic matter and changes microbial community composition (Black Sea shelf) Science Advances 3(2), e1601897; doi:10.1126/sciadv.1601897
  Pop Ristova P., Bienhold C., Wenzhöfer F., Rossel P.E., Boetius A. (2017) Temporal and spatial variations of bacterial and faunal communities associated with deep-sea wood falls. PloS one, 12(1), e0169906; doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0169906



Bienhold C., Zinger L., Boetius A., Ramette A. (2016) Diversity and biogeography of bathyal and abyssal seafloor bacteria. PLOS ONE 11(1): e0148016. doi:1371/journal.pone.0148016.


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.


Jessen G. L., Lichtschlag, A., Struck, U., Boetius A. (2016) Distribution and composition of thiotrophic mats in the hypoxic zone of the Black Sea (150-170m water depth, Crimea margin). Frontiers in Microbiology 7:1011. doi:3389/fmicb.2016.01011


Krukenberg V., Harding K., Richter M., Glöckner F.-O., Gruber Vodicka H., Adam B., Berg J., Knittel K., Tegetmeyer H.E., Boetius A., Wegener G. (2016) Candidatus Desulfofervidus auxilii, a hydrogenotrophic sulfate-reducing bacterium involved in the thermophilic anaerobic oxidation of methane. Environmental Microbiology 18:3073-3091. doi:1111/1462-2920.13283.

  Purser A., Marcon Y, Hoving HJ, Vecchione M, Piatkowski U, Eason D, Bluhm H, Boetius A. (2016) Association of deep-sea incirrate octopods with manganese-crusts and nodule fields in the Pacific Ocean. Current Biology 26, Issue 24: R1268–R1269. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2016.10.052

Rossel P.E., Bienhold C., Boetius A., Dittmar T. (2016) Dissolved organic matter in pore water of Arctic Ocean sediments: influence of the environment on the molecular composition. Organic Geochemistry 97: 41-52. doi:1016/j.orggeochem.2016.04.003.


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. Nature Reviews Microbiology 13:677–690. doi:10.1038/nrmicro3522.
  Degen R., Vedenin A., Gusky M., Boetius A., Brey T. (2015) Patterns and trends of macrobenthic abundance, biomass and production in the deep Arctic Ocean. Polar Research 34: 24008. doi:10.3402/polar.v34.24008.
  Fernández-Méndez M., Katlein C., Rabe B., Nicolaus M., Peeken I., Bakker K., Flores H., Boetius A. (2015) Photosynthetic production in the central Arctic Ocean during the record sea-ice minimum in 2012. Biogeosciences 12: 3525-3549. doi:10.5194/bg-12-3525-2015.
  Katlein C., Arndt S., Nicolaus M., Perovich D.K., Jakuba M.V., Suman S., Elliott S., Whitcomb L.L., McFarland C.J., Gerdes R., Boetius A., German C.R. (2015) Influence of ice thickness and surface properties on light transmission through Arctic sea ice. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 120(9): 5932-5944. doi:10.1002/2015JC010914.
  Lichtschlag A., Donis D., Janssen F., Jessen G.L., Holtappels M., Wenzhöfer F., Mazlumyan S., Sergeeva N., Waldmann C., Boetius A. (2015) Effects of fluctuating hypoxia on benthic oxygen consumption in the Black Sea (Crimean shelf). Biogeosciences 12: 5075-5092. doi:10.5194/bg-12-5075-2015.
  Pop Ristova P., Wenzhöfer F., Ramette A., Felden J. and Boetius A. (2015) Spatial scales of bacterial community diversity at cold seeps (Eastern Mediterranean Sea). ISME Journal 9(6): 1306-1318. doi:10.1038/ismej.2014.217.
  Ruff S. E., Biddle J. F., Teske A. P., Knittel K., Boetius A., Ramette A. (2015) Global dispersion and local diversification of the methane seep microbiome. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 112(13): 4015-4020. doi:10.1073/pnas.1421865112.
  Wegener G., Krukenberg V., Riedel D., Tegetmeyer H.E., Boetius A. (2015) Intercellular wiring enables electron transfer between methanotrophic archaea and bacteria. Nature 526(7574): 587-590. doi:10.1038/nature15733.


2014  Fernández-Méndez M., Wenzhöfer F., Peeken I., Sorensen H.L., Glud R.N. and Boetius A. (2014) Composition, buoyancy regulation and fate of ice algal aggregates in the Central Arctic Ocean. PLoS ONE 9(9): e107452. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0107452.
  Feseker T., Boetius A., Wenzhöfer F., Blandin J., Olu K., Yoerger D.R., Camilli R., German C.R., de Beer D. (2014) Eruption of a deep-sea mud volcano triggers rapid sediment movement. 5: 5385. doi: 10.1038/ncomms6385.
  Römer M., Sahling H., Pape T., dos Santos Ferreira C., Wenzhöfer F., Boetius A. and Bohrmann G. (2014) Methane fluxes and carbonate deposits at a cold seep area of the Central Nile Deep Sea Fan, Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Marine Geology 347: 27-42.
  Zinger L., Boetius A., Ramette A. (2014) Bacterial taxa-area and distance-decay relationships in marine environments. Molecular Ecology 23(4): 954-964. doi: 10.1111/mec.12640.


2013 Bayon G., Dupré S., Ponzevera E., Etoubleau J., Cheron S., Pierre C., Mascle J., Boetius A., de Lange G. (2013) Seafloor carbonate chimneys built up at eastern Mediterranean seeps during the last sapropel event. Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo1888.
  Bienhold C, Pop Ristova P, Wenzhöfer F, Dittmar T, Boetius A (2013) How Deep-Sea Wood Falls Sustain Chemosynthetic Life. PLoS ONE 8(1): e53590. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053590.
  Boetius, A., S. Albrecht, K. Bakker, C. Bienhold, J. Felden, M. Fernández-Méndez, S. Hendricks, C. Katlein, C. Lalande, T. Krumpen, M. Nicolaus, I. Peeken, B. Rabe, A. Rogacheva, E. Rybakova, R. Somavilla, F. Wenzhöfer and the RV Polarstern ARK27-3-Shipboard Science Party (2013) Export of algal biomass from the melting Arctic sea ice. Science 339( 6126), pp. 1430-1432 . DOI: 10.1126/science.1231346.
  Boetius A, Wenzhöfer F (2013) Seafloor oxygen consumption fuelled by methane from cold seeps. Nature Geoscience doi:10.1038/ngeo1926.
  Cherkasheva A, Bracher A, Melsheimer C, Köberle C, Gerdes R, Nöthig E-M, Bauerfeind E, Boetius A (2013). Influence of the physical environment on polar phytopklankton blooms: a case study in the Fram Strait. Journal of Marine Systems. doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2013.11.008.
  de Beer D., M. Haeckel, J. Neumann, G. Wegener, F. Inagaki, and A. Boetius, 2013. Saturated CO2 inhibits microbial processes in CO2-vented deep-sea sediments. Biogeosciences 10:5639–5649.
  Felden, J., A. Lichtschlag, F.Wenzhöfer, D. de Beer, T. Feseker, P. Pop Ristova, G. de Lange, A. Boetius, 2013. Limitations of microbial hydrocarbon degradation at the Amon Mud Volcano (Nile Deep Sea Fan). Biogeosciences 10:3269–3283.
  Gobet A, Boetius A, Ramette A (2013) Bridging the gap between ecological patterns: From classical fingerprinting techniques to Next Generation Sequencing. Environmental Microbiology. doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12308.
  Jacob M, Soltwedel T, Boetius A, Ramette A (2013) Biogeography of Deep-Sea Benthic Bacteria at Regional Scale (LTER HAUSGARTEN, Fram Strait, Arctic). PLoS ONE 8(9): e72779. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0072779
  Meyer S, Wegener G, Lloyd KG, Teske A, Boetius A, Ramette A (2013) Microbial habitat connectivity across spatial scales and hydrothermal temperature gradients at Guaymas Basin. Front. Microbiol., 25 July 2013 | doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00207.
  Ruff, S.E., Arnds, J., Knittel, K., Amann, R.I., Wegener, G., Ramette, A., Boetius, A. (2013) Microbial communities of deep sea methane seeps at Hikurangi continental margin (New Zealand), PlosOne, 8(9) e72627
  Schöttner, S., F. Hoffmann, P. Cárdenas, H.T. Rapp, A. Boetius and A. Ramette. 2013. Relationships between host phylogeny, host type and bacterial community diversity in cold-water coral reef sponges. PLoS One, 8(2): e55505, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055505.
  Soltwedel T, Schauer U, Boebel O, Nöthig E-M, Bracher A, Metfies K, Schewe I, Klages M, Boetius A (2013). FRAM Frontiers in Arctic marine Monitoring: Permanent Observations in a Gateway to the Arctic Ocean, IEEE Proceedings OCEANS’13.
  Stanev, E., Y. He, S. Grayek, A. Boetius 2013. Oxygen dynamics in the Black Sea as seen by Argo profiling floats. Geophysical Research Letters 40, 1-6, doi:l 0.1 002/grl.50606.


2012Amend, Anthony S., Oliver, Tom A., Amaral-Zettler, Linda A., Boetius, Antje, Fuhrman, Jed A., Horner-Devine, M. Claire, Huse, Susan M., Welch, David B. Mark, Martiny, Adam C.,Ramette, Alban, Zinger, Lucie, Sogin, Mitchell L., Martiny, Jennifer B. H. (2012) Macroecological patterns of marine bacteria on a global scale. Journal of Biogeography 1365-2699,
Biddle JF, Cardman Z, Mendlovitz H, Albert DB, Lloyd KG, Boetius A, Teske A (2012) Anaerobic oxidation of methane at different temperature regimes in Guaymas Basin hydrothermal sediments. ISME Journal 6, 1018-1031, doi:10.1038/ismej.2011.164.
Bienhold C, Boetius A, Ramette A. 2012. The energy-diversity relationship of complex bacterial communities in Arctic deep-sea sediments. The ISME Journal 6:724-732.
Gobet A, Böer SI, Huse SM, van Beusekom JE, Quince C, Sogin ML, Boetius A and Ramette A (2012). Diversity and dynamics of rare and of resident bacterial populations in coastal sands. ISME Journal Volume: 6 Issue: 3 Pages: 542-553. DOI: 10.1038/ismej.2011.132.
Grünke S, A. Lichtschlag, D. de Beer, J. Felden, V. Salman, A. Ramette, H. N. Schulz-Vogt, and A. Boetius (2012). Mats of psychrophilic thiotrophic bacteria associated with cold seeps of the Barents Sea. Biogeosciences, 9, 2947–2960, 2012 DOI: 10.5194/bg-9-2947-2012.
Holler T, Wegener G, Niemann H, Deusner C, Ferdelman TG, Boetius A, Brunner B and Widdel F (2012). Carbon and sulfur back flux during anaerobic microbial oxidation of methane and coupled sulfate reduction. PNAS: 109(51):21170-21173. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1218683109.
Pop Ristova P, Wenzhöfer F, Ramette A, Zabel M, Fischer D, Sabine K & Boetius A (2012), Bacterial diversity and biogeochemistry of different chemosynthetic habitats of the REGAB cold seep (West African margin, 3160 m water depth). Biogeosciences, 9: 5031 - 5048. doi:10.5194/bg-9-5031-2012.
Schöttner S, Wild C, Hoffmann F, Boetius A, Ramette A. 2012. Spatial Scales of Bacterial Diversity in Cold-Water Coral Reef Ecosystems. PLoS ONE 7(3):
e32093. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032093
Wegener G, Bausch M, Holler T, Thang NM, Mollar XM, Kellermann MY, Hinrichs K-U, Boetius A. 2012. Assessing sub-seafloor microbial activity by combined stable isotope probing with deuterated water and 13C-bicarbonate. Environmental Microbiology, published online, doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02739.x
Yanagawa K, Morono Y, de Beer D, Haeckel M, Sunamura M, Futagami T, Hoshino T, Terada T, Nakamura K, Urabe T, Rehder G, Boetius A and Inagaki F. (2012) Metabolically active microbial communities in marine sediment under high-CO2 and low-pH extremes. ISME doi: 10.1038/ismej.2012.124.
2011Duperron, S., H. Guezi, S.M. Gaudron, P. Pop Ristova, F. Wenzhöfer und A. Boetius. 2011. Relative abundances of methane- and sulphur-oxidising symbionts in the gills of a cold seep mussel and link to their potential energy sources. Geobiology 9, 481-491.
Girnth, A.-C., S. Grünke, A. Lichtschlag, J. Felden, K. Knittel, F. Wenzhöfer, D. de Beer und A. Boetius. 2011. A novel, mat-forming Thiomargarita population associated with a sulfidic fluid flow from a deep-sea mud volcano. Environmental Microbiology 13, 495-505.
Gobet, A.*, S.I. Böer*, S.M. Huse, J.E.E. van Beusekom, C. Quince, M.L. Sogin, A. Boetius und A. Ramette. 2011. Diversity and dynamics of rare and of resident bacterial populations in coastal sands. ISME Journal doi:10.1038/ismej.2011.132.
Grünke, S., J. Felden, A. Lichtschlag, A.-C. Girnth, D. de Beer, F. Wenzhöfer und A. Boetius. 2011. Niche differentiation among mat-forming, sulfide-oxidizing bacteria at cold seeps of the Nile Deep Sea Fan (Eastern Mediterranean Sea). Geobiology 9, 330-348.
Holler, T., G. Wegener, H. Niemann, C. Deusner, T.G. Ferdelman, A. Boetius, B. Brunner und F. Widdel. 2011. Carbon and sulfur back flux during anaerobic microbial oxidation of methane and coupled sulfate reduction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 108, E1484–E1490.
Holler T., Widdel F., Knittel K., Amann R., Kellermann M., Hinrichs K.U., Teske A., Boetius A., Wegener G. (2011) Thermophilic anaerobic oxidation of methane by marine microbial consortia. ISME doi:10.1038/ismej.2011.77
Ritt, B., C. Pierre, O. Gauthier, F. Wenzhöfer, A. Boetius und J. Sarrazin. 2011. Diversity and distribution of cold-seep fauna associated with different geological and environmental settings at mud volcanoes and pockmarks of the Nile Deep-Sea Fan. Marine Biology 158, 1187-1210.
Rossel P, Elvert M, Ramette A, Boetius A, Hinrichs KU (2011). Factors controlling the distribution of anaerobic methanotrophic communities in marine environments: Evidence from intact polar membrane lipids. GCA, 75:164-184
Schneider von Deimling J., Rehder G., Greinert J., McGinnnis D.F., Boetius A., Linke P. (2011) Quantification of seep-related methane gas emissions at Tommeliten, North Sea. Continental Shelf Research 31 (2011) 867–878
Schubert CJ, Vazquez F, Lösekann T, Knittel K, Tonolla M, Boetius A (2011) Evidence for anaerobic oxidation ofmethane in sediments of a freshwater system (Lago di Cadagno) FEMSEC DOI:10.1111/j.1574-6941.2010.01036.x
Zinger, L., L.A. Amaral-Zettler, J.A. Fuhrman, M.C. Horner-Devine, S.M. Huse, D.B. Mark Welch, J.B.H. Martiny, M. Sogin, A. Boetius und A. Ramette. 2011. Global patterns of bacterial beta-diversity in seafloor and seawater ecosystems. PLoS ONE 6, e24570.
2010Wei C-L, Rowe GT, Escobar-Briones E, Boetius A, Soltwedel T, et al. (2010) Global Patterns and Predictions of Seafloor Biomass Using Random Forests. PLoS ONE 5(12): e15323. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0015323
Orcutt BN, Samantha BJ, Kleindienst S, Knittel K, Ramette A, Reitz A, Samarkin V, Treude T, and Boetius A (2010) Impact of natural oil and higher hydrocarbons on microbial diversity, distribution and activity in Gulf of Mexico cold seep sediments. Deep-Sea Research II, 57:2008–2021
Lichtschlag A, Felden J, Wenzhöfer F, Schubotz F, Ertefai T, Boetius A, deBeer D (2010) Methane and sulfide fluxes in permanent anoxia: in situ studies at the Dvurechenskii mud volcano (Sorokin Trough, Black Sea) Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 74, 5002-5018
Santillano D, Boetius A, Ramette A (2010) Development of a dsrA-based Fingerprinting Strategy to Enable High-throughput Analysis of Sulfate-Reducing Microbial Guilds. AEM 76 (15), 5308–5311
Grünke S, Lichtschlag A, de Beer D, Kuypers M, Lösekann-Behrens T, Ramette A, Boetius A (2010) Novel observations of Thiobacterium, a sulfur-storing Gammaproteobacterium producing gelatinous mats. ISME J 4, 1031–1043
Felden J, Wenzhöfer F, Feseker T, Boetius A (2010) Transport and consumption of oxygen and methane in different habitats of the Håkon Mosby Mud Volcano. Limnology and Oceanography 55(6), 2010, 2366–2380
Girnth AC, Grünke S, Lichtschlag A, Felden J , Knittel K, Wenzhöfer F, deBeer D, Boetius A (2010) A novel, mat-forming Thiomargarita population associated with a sulfidic fluid flow from a deep-sea mud volcano. Environmental Microbiology doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2010.02353.x
Lichtschlag, A, Felden J, Brüchert, V, Boetius, A, deBeer D (2010) Geochemical processes and chemosynthetic primary production in different thiotrophic mats of the Håkon Mosby Mud Volcano (Barents Sea). Limnology and Oceanography 55/2: 931-949
2009Aquilina A, Knab N.J., Knittel K., Kaur G., Geissler A., Kelly S. P., Fossing H., Boot C. S., Parkes R. J., Mills R.A., Boetius A., Lloyd J.R., Pancost R. D. (2009) Biomarker indicators for anaerobic oxidizers of methane in brackish-marine sediments with diffusive methane fluxes. Organic Geochemistry doi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2009.09.009
Holler T, Wegener, G, Knittel, K, Boetius, A, Brunner, B, Kuypers MM, Widdel F (2009) Substantial 13C/12C and D/H fractionation during anaerobic oxidation of methane by marine consortia enriched in vitro. Environmental Microbiology Reports 1 (5): 370-376
Niemann H, Fischer D, Graffe D, Knittel K, Montiel A, Heilmayer O, Nothen K, Pape T, Kasten S, Bohrmann G, Boetius A, Gutt J (2009). Biogeochemistry of a low-activity cold seep in the Larsen B area, western Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Biogeosciences 6(11): 2383-2395
Cambon Bonavita M.A., Nadalig T, Roussel E, Delage E, Duperron S, Caprais J.C., Boetius A and Sibuet M (2009). Diversity and distribution of methane oxidizing microbial communities associated with different faunal assemblages in a giant pockmark of the Gabon continental margin. Deep-Sea Research II 56 (23): 2248-2258
Knittel K, Boetius A (2009). The anaerobic oxidation of methane - progress with an unknown process. Annual Reviews of Microbiology 63:311–34
Böer S, Arnosti C, van Beusekom J, Boetius A. (2009) Temporal variations in microbial activities and carbon turnover in subtidal sandy sediments. Biogeosciences 6 (7): 1149-1165 2009
Duperron S., de Beer D, Zbinden M, Boetius A, Schipani V, Kahil N, Gaill F (2009) Molecular characterization of bacteria associated with the trophosome and the tube of Lamellibrachia sp., a siboglinid annelid from cold seeps in the eastern Mediterranean, FEMS Microbiology Ecology 69 (3): 395-409
Huguen, C., J.-P. Foucher, J. Mascle, H. Ondréas, M. Thouement, S. Gontharet, A. Stadnitskaia, C. Pierre, G. Bayon, L. Loncke, A. Boetius, I. Bouloubassi, G. De Lange, J.-C. Caprais, Y. Fouquet, M. Woodside J., S. Dupré and the NAUTINIL Scientific Party. 2009. Menes caldera, a highly active site of brine seepage in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: "In situ" observations from the NAUTINIL expedition (2003). Marine Geology. 261:138-152.
Omoregie E. O., H. Niemann, V. Mastalerz, G. de Lange, A. Stadnitskaia, J. Mascle, J.-P. Foucher and A. Boetius. 2009. Microbial methane oxidation and sulfate reduction at cold seeps of the deep Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Marine Geology. 261:114-127.
Wegener, G; Boetius, A (2009) An experimental study on short-term changes in the anaerobic oxidation of methane in response to varying methane and sulfate fluxes. BIOGEOSCIENCES 6 (5): 867-876 2009
Treude, T., C.R. Smith, F. Wenzhöfer, E. Carney, A.F. Bernardino, A.K. Hannides, M. Krüger und A. Boetius. 2009. Biogeochemistry of a deep-sea whale fall: sulfate reduction, sulfide efflux and methanogenesis. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 382, 1-21.
Böer S, Hedtkamp S, Beusekom JE, Fuhrman JA, Boetius AB, Ramette A (2009) Time- and sediment depth-related variations in bacterial diversity and community structure in subtidal sands. ISME doi:10.1038/ismej.2009.29
Schöttner S, Hoffmann F, Wild C, Rapp HT, Boetius A, Ramette A (2009) Inter- and intra-habitat bacterial diversity associated with cold-water corals. ISME 3 (6): 756-759
Weaver, PPE; Boetius, A; Danovaro, R; Freiwald, A; Gunn, V; Heussner, S; Morato, T; Schewe, I; van den Hove, S (2009) The Future of Integrated Deep-Sea Research in Europe: The HERMIONE Project; OCEANOGRAPHY 22 (1): 178-191 Sp. Iss. SI MAR
Boetius, A; Wenzhofer, F (2009) In Situ Technologies for Studying Deep-Sea Hotspot Ecosystems, OCEANOGRAPHY 22 (1): 177-177 Sp. Iss. SI MAR
Vanreusel, A; Andersen, AC; Boetius, A; Connelly, D; Cunha, MR; Decker, C; Hilario, A; Kormas, KA; Maignien, L; Olu, K; Pachiadaki, M; Ritt, B; Rodrigues, C; Sarrazin, J; Tyler, P; Van Gaever, S; Vanneste, H (2009) Biodiversity of Cold Seep Ecosystems Along the European Margins, OCEANOGRAPHY 22 (1): 110-127 Sp. Iss. SI MAR
Foucher, JP; Westbrook, GK; Boetius, A; Ceramicola, S; Dupre, S; Mascle, J; Mienert, J; Pfannkuche, O; Pierre, C; Praeg, D (2009) Structure and Drivers of Cold Seep Ecosystems, OCEANOGRAPHY 22 (1): 92-109 Sp. Iss. SI MAR
2008Dupré, S., Buffet, G., Mascle, J., Foucher, J.-P., Gauger, S., Boetius, A., Marfia, C., the AsterX AUV Team, the Quest ROV Team and the BIONIL Scientific Party, 2008. High-resolution mapping of large gas emitting mud volcanoes on the Egyptian continental margin (Nile Deep Sea Fan) by AUV surveys. Marine Geophysical Researches, 29: 275-290. doi:10.1007/s11001-009-9063-3
Lösekann T, Robador A, Niemann H, Knittel K, Boetius A, Dubilier N. 2008. Endosymbioses between bacteria and deep-sea siboglinid tubeworms from an Arctic cold seep (Haakon Mosby Mud Volcano, Barents Sea). Environ. Microbiol. 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2008.01712.x
Wegener G, Shovitri M, Knittel K, Niemann H, Hovland M, and Boetius A (2008) Biogeochemical processes and microbial diversity of the Gullfaks and Tommeliten methane seeps (Northern North Sea). Biogeosciences 5, 1127–1144
Rossel, P.E., Lipp, J.S., Fredricks, H.F., Arnds, J.A., Boetius, A., Elvert, M., Hinrichs, K.-U., 2008. Intact polar lipids of anaerobic methanotrophic archaea and associated bacteria. Organic Geochemistry, oi:10.1016/j.orggeochem.2008.02.021
Wegener G, Niemann H, Elvert M, Hinrichs K-U, Boetius A (2008) Assimilation of methane and inorganic carbon by microbial communities mediating the anaerobic oxidation of methane. Environ Microbiol 10 (9), 2287–2298
Orcutt, B., V. Samarkin, A. Boetius, S. Joye. (2008). On the relationship between methane production and oxidation by anaerobic methanotrophic communities from cold seeps of the Gulf of Mexico. Environmental Microbiology 10(5), 1108–1117
Omoregie EO, Mastalerz V, de Lange G, Straub KL, Kappler A, Røy H, Stadnitskaia A, Foucher JP, Boetius AB (2008). Biogeochemistry and Community Composition of Iron- and Sulfur-Precipitating Microbial Mats at the Chefren Mud Volcano (Nile Deep Sea Fan, Eastern Mediterranean). Appl Environ Microbiol 74 (10): 3198–3215
2007Jorgensen BB, Boetius A, (2007). Feast and famine – microbial life in the deep-sea bed. Nature Microbiology Reviews, 5, 770-781
Dupré, S. et al., (2007). Seafloor geological studies above active gas chimneys off Egypt (Central Nile Deep Sea Fan). Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 54: 1146-1172.
Preisler A., DeBeer D., Lichtschlag A., Larvik G. Boetius A., Joergensen B, (2007) Biological and chemical sulfide oxidation in a Beggiatoa inhabitated sediment. ISME Journal 1-13
Lösekann T, Knittel K, Nadalig T, Fuchs B, Niemann H, Boetius A and Amann R (2007) Diversity and Abundance of Aerobic and Anaerobic Methane Oxidizers at the Haakon Mosby Mud Volcano, Barents Sea. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, AEM 73(10), 3348-3362
Treude T, Orphan V, Knittel K, Gieseke A, Boetius A (2007) Consumption of methane and CO2 by methanotrophic microbial mats from gas seeps of the anoxic Black Sea. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 73(7), 2271-2283
Nauhaus K., Albrecht M., Elvert M., Boetius A., Widdel F. (2007) In Vitro cell growth of marine archaeal-bacterial consortia by anaerobic oxidation of methane with sulphate. Environmental Microbiology, 9(1), 187–196
2006Niemann H, Lösekann T, de Beer D, Elvert M, Nadalig T, Knittel K, Amann R, Sauter EJ, Schlüter M, Klages M, Foucher JP, Boetius A (2006) Novel microbial communities of the Haakon Mosby mud volcano and their role as methane sink. Nature, (443) 854-858
Niemann, H., Duarte, J., Hensen, C., Omoregie, E., Magalhães, V.H., Elvert, M., Pinheiro, L, Kopf, A., Boetius, A. (2006) Microbial methane turnover at mud volcanoes of the Gulf of Cadiz. Geochemica Cosmochemica Acta 70, 5336-5335
Inagaki F, Kuypers MM, Tsunogai U, Ishibashi J, Nakamura K, Treude T, Ohkubo S, Nakaseama M, Gena K, Chiba H, Hirayama H, Nunoura T, Takai K, Jørgensen BB, Horikoshi K, Boetius A (2006) Microbial community in a sediment-hosted CO2 lake of the southern Okinawa Trough hydrothermal system. PNAS 103 (38), 13899-13900
Sauter, E., Muyakshin S.I., Charlou J.L., Schlüter M, Boetius A, Jerosch K, Damm E, Foucher JP, Klages M (2006) Methane discharge from a deep-sea submarine mud volcano into the upper water column by gas hydrate-coated methane bubbles. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 243: 354-365.
de Beer, D., Sauter, E., Niemann, H., Witte, U. & Boetius, A. (2006). In situ fluxes and zonation of microbial activity in surface sediments of the Håkon Mosby Mud Volcano. Limnology and Oceanography 51(3): 1315-1331.
2005Niemann H, Elvert M, Hovlan M, Orcutt B, Judd A, Suck I, Gutt J, Joye S, Damm E, Finster K, Boetius A,( 2005). Methane emission and consumption at a North Sea gas seep (Tommeliten area). Biogeosciences, 2, 335–351
Elvert M, Hopmans E. C., Treude T., Boetius A., Suess E. (2005). Spatial variation of methanotrophic consortia at cold methane seeps: Implications from a high resolution molecular and isotopic approach. Geobiology 3(3), 195-209.
Tarpgaard I, Boetius A and Finster K (2005) Desulfobacter psychrotolerans sp. nov., a new psychrotolerant sulfate-reducing bacterium and descriptions of its physiological response to temperature changes. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek DOI 10.1007/s10482-005-9014-1
Treude T, Knittel K, Blumenberg M, Seifert R, Boetius A (2005) Subsurface microbial methanotrophic mats in the Black Sea. AEM 71: 6375-6378
Orcutt B, Joye SB, Boetius A, Elvert M, Samarkin V (2005). Molecular biogeochemistry of sulfate reduction, methanogenesis and the anaerobic oxidation of methane at Gulf of Mexico cold seeps. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 69, 4267-4281.
Krüger M, Treude T, Wolters H, Nauhaus K, Boetius A (2005) Microbial methane turnover in different marine habitats. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 227: 6-17
Wild C, Rasheed M, Jantzen C, Cook P, Struck U, Huettel M, Boetius A (2005) Benthic metabolism and degradation of natural particulate organic matter in carbonate and silicate reef sands of the Northern Red Sea. Mar Ecol Prog Ser, 298, 69-78
Nauhaus K, Treude T, Boetius A, Krüger M. (2005) Environmental regulation of the anaerobic oxidation of methane: a comparison of ANME-I and ANME-II communities. Environmental Microbiology 7(1), 98-106
Knittel, K., Lösekann, T., Boetius, A., Kort, R., and Amann, R. (2005). Diversity and distribution of methanotrophic archaea at cold seeps. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 71: 467-479.
2004Boetius A., Suess E. (2004) Hydrate Ridge: A natural laboratory for the study of microbial life fueled by methane from near-surface gas hydrates. Chemical Geology 205, 291-310
Orcutt, BN, Boetius, A, Lugo, S., MacDonald, IR, Samarkin, VA. (2004) Life at the Edge of Methane Ice: Microbial Cycling of Carbon and Sulfur in Gulf of Mexico Gas Hydrates. Chemical Geology 205, 239-251
Joye, SB, Boetius, A, Orcutt, BN, JP Montoya, Schulz, HN, Erickson, MJ, Lugo S. (2004) The anaerobic oxidation of methane and sulfate reduction in sediments from Gulf of Mexico cold seeps. Chemical Geology 205, 219-238
Kallmeyer, J and Boetius A. (2004) The effects of temperature and pressure on rates of sulfate reduction and anaerobic oxidation of methane in hydrothermal deep-sea sediments of Guaymas Basin. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 70, 2:1231-1233
2003Treude, T, Boetius, A, Knittel, K, Wallmann, K, Jørgensen, BB (2003). Anaerobic oxidation of methane above gas hydrates at Hydrate Ridge, NE Pacific. Marine Ecology Progress Series 264:1-14
Witte U., Wenzhöfer F., Sommer S., Boetius A., Heinz P., Pfannkuche O., Aberle N., Sand M., Cremer A., Abraham W.R., Jørgensen B.B. (2003) In situ experimental evidence of the fate of a phytodetritus pulse at the abyssal seafloor. Nature 424, 763-766
Knittel, K., Boetius, A., Lemke, A., Eilers, H., Lochte, K., Pfannkuche, O., Linke, P., and Amann, R. (2003) Activity, distribution, and diversity of sulfate reducers and other bacteria above gas hydrate (Cascadia Margin, OR). Geomicrobiology Journal 20, 269-294
Elvert M, Boetius A, Knittel K, Jørgensen BB (2003). Characterization of specific membrane fatty acids as chemotaxonomic markers for sulfate-reducing bacteria of the genus Desulfosarcina/Desulfococcus involved in anaerobic oxidation of methane. Geomicrobiology Journal 20, 403-419
Hensen C., Zabel M., Pfeifer K., Schwenk T., Kasten S., Riedinger N, Schulz A., Boetius A. (2003) Control of sulfate pore-water profiles by sedimentary events and the significance of anaerobic oxidation of methane for the burial of sulfur in marine sediments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 67, (14)
2002Michaelis W, Seifert R, Nauhaus K, Treude T, Thiel V, Blumenberg M, Knittel K, Gieseke A, Peterknecht K, Pape T, Boetius A, Amann R, Jorgensen BB, Widdel F, Peckmann J, Pimenov NV, Gulin MB (2002) Microbial Reefs in the Black Sea Fueled by Anaerobic Oxidation of Methane, Science 297, 1013-1015.
Smith KL, Baldwin RB, Karl DM, Boetius A (2002) Benthic community responses to pulses in pelagic food supply: North Pacific subtropical gyre. Deep-Sea Research I 49, 971-990.
Nauhaus K, Boetius A, Krüger M, Widdel F (2002) In vitro demonstration of anaerobic oxidation of methane coupled to sulphate reduction in sediment from a marine gas hydrate area. Environmental Microbiology 4(5), 296-305.
Boetius A., B.B. Jørgensen, R. Amann, J.P. Henriet, K.-U. Hinrichs, K. Lochte, B.J. MacGregor and G. Voordouw (2002) Microbial Systems in Sedimentary Environments of Continental Margins, In Ocean Margin Systems. Wefer, G., Billett, D., Hebbeln, D., Jørgensen, B.B., Schlüter, M., and van Weering, T. (eds), Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, p. 479-495.
Hinrichs KU, Boetius AB (2002) The anaerobic oxidation of methane: new insights in microbial ecology and biogeochemistry. In Ocean Margin Systems. Wefer, G., Billett, D., Hebbeln, D., Jørgensen, B.B., Schlüter, M., and van Weering, T. (eds), Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, p. 457-477.
2000Boetius, A., Ravenschlag, K., Schubert, C., Rickert, D., Widdel, F., Gieseke, A., Amann, R., Jørgensen, B.B., Witte, U., Pfannkuche, O. (2000) A marine microbial consortium apparently mediating anaerobic oxidation of methane. Nature 407, 623-626.
Boetius, A., Springer, B., Petry, C. (2000) Microbial activity and particulate matter in the benthic nepheloid layer (BNL) of the deep Arabian Sea. Deep Sea Research II 47, 2687-2706.
Boetius, A., Ferdelmann, T., Lochte, K. (2000) Bacterial activity in sediments of the deep Arabian Sea in relation to vertical flux. Deep Sea Research II 47, 2835-2875.
Christiansen, B., Boetius, A. (2000) Mass sedimentation of the swimming crab Charybdis smithii (Crustacea: Decapoda) in the deep Arabian Sea. Deep Sea Research II 47, 2673-2685.
Boetius A., Lochte K. (2000) Regional variation of total microbial biomass in sediments of the deep Arabian Sea. Deep-Sea Research II 47, 149-168.
Lochte, K., Boetius, A., Petry, C. (2000) Microbial food webs under severe nutrient limitations: life in the deep sea. In: Bell, C.R., Brylinsky, M., Johnson-Green, P. (eds.) Microbial Biosystems: New Frontiers. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology. Atlantic Canada Society for Microbial Ecologgy, Halifax, Canada. pp. 95-102.
1999Grahl, C., Boetius, A., Nöthig, E.-M. (1999) Pelagic-benthic coupling in the Laptev Sea affected by sea ice. In: Kassens, H., H.A. Bauch, I. Dmitrenko, H. Eicken, H.-W. Hubberten, M. Melles, J. Thiede and L. Timokhov (eds.) Land-Ocean Systems in the Siberian Arctic: Dynamics and History. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1998, 143-152.
Pfannkuche, O., Boetius, A., Lochte, K., Lundgreen, U., Thiel, H. (1999) Responses of deep-sea benthos to unusual sedimentation patterns in the Northeast Atlantic in 1992. Deep-Sea Research I 46, 573-596.
1998Boetius, A., Damm, E. (1998) Benthic oxygen uptake, hydrolytic potentials and microbial biomass at the Arctic continental slope. Deep-Sea Research I 45, 239-275.
1996Boetius, A., Lochte, K. (1996) High proteolytic activities of deep-sea bacteria from oligotrophic polar sediments. In: Simon, M., Güde, H. (editors) Sixth International Workshop on Aquatic Microbial Ecology, Archive of Hydrobiology 48, 269-276.
Boetius, A., Scheibe, S., Tselepides, A., Thiel, H. (1996). Microbial biomass and activities in deep-sea sediments of the Eastern Mediterranean: trenches are benthic hotspots. Deep-Sea Research I 43, 1439-1460.
Boetius, A. and K. Lochte (1996) The effect of organic matter composition on hydrolytic potentials and growth of benthic bacteria in deep-sea sediments. Marine Ecology Progress Series 140, 235-250.
1995Boetius, A., Felbeck, H. (1995). Digestive enzymes in marine invertebrates from hydrothermal vents and other reducing environments. Marine Biology 122, 105-113.
Boetius, A. (1995). Microbial hydrolytic enzyme activities in deep-sea sediments. Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen 49, 177-178.
Boetius, A., Lochte, K. (1994). Regulation of microbial enzymatic degradation of organic matter in deep-sea sediments. Marine Ecology Progress Series 104, 299-307.

Book Chapters (peer-reviewed)

2011Knittel K, Boetius A. (2011). Anaerobic oxidation of methane. In: Thiel V, Reitner J. (eds). Encyclopedia of Geobiology. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York. Part A 36-47
2010Amaral-Zettler L, Artigas LF, Baross J, Bharathi PAL, Boetius A, Chandramohan D, Herndl G, Kogure K, Neal P, Pedrós-Alió C, Ramette A, Schouten S, Stal L, Thessen A, de Leeuw J, Sogin ML (2010) A Global Census of Marine Microbes. In 'Life in the World’s Oceans' (Ed. AD McIntyre), Blackwell Publishing
Boetius A, Wenzhöfer F (2010) Methods for the study of cold seep ecosystems. In: Timmith K Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology, Springer, Part 31 Experimental Protocols and Appendices, 3443-3451
Boetius A. Knittel K. (2010). Habitats of anaerobic methane oxidizers. In: Timmith K Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology, Springer, Part 21 Microbial Communities Based on Hydrocarbons, Oils and Fats: Natural Habitats. 2193-2199
Knittel K., Boetius A. (2010). Anaerobic Methane Oxidizers. In: Timmith K (Ed.) Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology, Springer, Part 19 The Microbes (6): 2194-2202
Niemann H., Boetius A. (2010) Mud Volcanoes. In: Timmith K (Ed.) Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology, Springer, Part 3 Transfer from the Geosphere to Biosphere, 205-214
2002Boetius A., B.B. Jørgensen, R. Amann, J.P. Henriet, K.-U. Hinrichs, K. Lochte, B.J. MacGregor and G. Voordouw (2002) Microbial Systems in Sedimentary Environments of Continental Margins, In Ocean Margin Systems. Wefer, G., Billett, D., Hebbeln, D., Jørgensen, B.B., Schlüter, M., and van Weering, T. (eds), Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, p. 479-495
Hinrichs KU, Boetius A (2002) The anaerobic oxidation of methane: new insights in microbial ecology and biogeochemistry. In Ocean Margin Systems. Wefer, G., Billett, D., Hebbeln, D., Jørgensen, B.B., Schlüter, M., and van Weering, T. (eds), Heidelberg: Springer-Verlag, p. 457-477
2000Lochte, K., Boetius, A., Petry, C. (2000) Microbial food webs under severe nutrient limitations: life in the deep sea. In: Bell, C.R., Brylinsky, M., Johnson-Green, P. (eds.) Microbial Biosystems: New Frontiers. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology. Atlantic Canada Society for Microbial Ecologgy, Halifax, Canada. pp. 95-102.

Book Chapters and Journals (not reviewed)

2017 Bienhold C. and Boetius A. (2017) Mik­roor­gan­is­men des Tief­see­bodens: Viel­falt, Ver­teilung und Funk­tion. In: Fasz­in­a­tion Meeres­forschung. Ein öko­lo­gisches Lesebuch. 2. Au­flage. Ed­itoren: G. Hempel, K. Bis­chof, W. Ha­gen, Springer-Spek­trum Ver­lag, Heidel­berg pp. 211-222. DOI 10.1007/978-3-662-49714-2_20
2012 Boetius A, J Gutt, E Helmke, B Meyer (2012) Leben im und unter dem Eis – zur Vielfalt des Lebens in polaren Lebensräumen. In: Die Vielfalt des Lebens. Ed. Erwin Beck. ISBN 978-3-527-33212-0. p 246.
  Youle, M; Rohwer, F; Stacy, A; Whiteley, M; Steel, BC; Delalez, NJ; Nord, AL; Berry, RM; Armitage, JP; Kamoun, S; Hogenhout, S; Diggle, SP; Gurney, J; Pollitt, EJG; Boetius, A; Cary, SC (2012) The Microbial Olympics; Nat Rev Microb (10) 8: 583-588; DOI: 10.1038/nrmicro2837.
2011 Boetius, A. und H. Boetius. 2011. Das Dunkle Paradies – Entdeckung der Tiefsee. Random House Bertelsmann, pp. 456.
2010 Boetius A (2010) Vorbild Anglerfisch - Warum Frauen selten an die Spitze kommen, ist kaum untersucht. Tagesspiegel POSITIONEN, 6.10.10
  Boetius A (2010) Winzige Helfer gegen die Pest. DFG forschung 3/10: 4-9
2009 Boetius A, Bienhold C, Schöttner S, Ufkes J, Ramette A (2009) Fingerabdrücke mikrobieller Gemeinschaften im Meer. Biospektrum 7: 726-729
  Boetius, A; Joye, S (2009) Thriving in Salt. SCIENCE 324 (5934): 1523-1525
  Ramette, A. and Boetius A. (2009) How to use a Crystal Ball in Environmental Microbiology: Developing new ways to explore complex datasets. Environmental Microbiology Reports 1(1):3-26
  Ramette A, Tiedje JM, Boetius A (2009) Impact of space, time and complex environments on microbial communities. Clinical Microbiology and Infection 15(s1):60-62
2008 Boetius A, Holler T, Knittel K, Felden J, Wenzhöfer F (2008) The Seabed as Natural Laboratory: Lessons From Uncultivated Methanotrophs. Microbiol Monogr, doi:10.1007/7171_2008_15 1. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
2007 Boetius, A., Priede I.G., Mevel C. (2007). Infrastructure and critical technology. In: The Deep Sea Frontier – Science Challenges for a sustainable future. ISBN 978-92-79-05266-8. European Communities
2006 Boetius A (2006) Mikroorganismen des Meeresbodens. In: "Faszination Meeresforschung". Ein Lesebuch. Editoren: G. und I. Hempel, S. Schiel, Hauschild Verlag, Bremen, pp. 464
2005 Boetius A (2005) Lost City Life. Science 307, 1420-1422
  Boetius A (2005) Microfauna – macrofauna interaction in the seafloor: lessons from the tubeworm. PLOS Biology, Vol 3(3) 0375-0378
2004 Weaver P, Billet DM, Boetius A, Danovaro R, Freiwald A, Sibuet M (2004) Hotspot Ecosystem Research on Europe’s Deep-Ocean Margins. Oceanography 17 (4), 49-59
  Widdel F, Boetius A, Rabus R (2004) Anaerobic biodegradation of hydrocarbons including methane. The Prokaryotes Online Version, Release 3.16; 1991, 1994-2004 Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
2003 Klages, M., Boetius, A., Christensen, J.P., Deubel, H., Piepenburg, D., Schewe, I., Soltwedel, T. (2003) The benthos of Arctic Seas and its role for the carbon cycle at the seafloor. In: Stein, R., Macdonald, R.W. (eds) The Arctic Organic Carbon Cycle, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg: 139-167
1999 Grahl, C., Boetius, A., Nöthig, E.-M. (1999) Pelagic-benthic coupling in the Laptev Sea affected by sea ice. In: Kassens, H., H.A. Bauch, I. Dmitrenko, H. Eicken, H.-W. Hubberten, M. Melles, J. Thiede and L. Timokhov (eds.) Land-Ocean Systems in the Siberian Arctic: Dynamics and History. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1998, 143-152


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