Aquatic and Isotope Biogeochemistry Working Group Publications










2007 and before


Peer-reviewed publications and book chapters


Doppler,  T.,  C. Gerling, V. Heyd, C. Knipper, T. Kuhn, M.F. Lehmann, A.W.G. Pike, J. Schibler (2017). Landscape opening and herding strategies: Carbon isotope analyses of herbivore bone collagen from the Neolithic and Bronze Age lakeshore site of Zurich-Mozartstrasse, Switzerland. Quaternary International, 436, 18-28,

Camacho, A., Walter, X. A., Picazo, A., Zopfi, J. (2017). Photoferrotrophy: remains of an ancient photosynthesis in modern environments. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, 323. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00323.

Stopelli, E., Conen, F., Guilbaud, C., Zopfi, J., Alewell, C., & Morris, C. E. (2017). Ice nucleators, bacterial cells and Pseudomonas syringae in precipitation at Jungfraujoch. Biogeosciences, 14(5), 1189-1196.

Kallies, R., Kiesel, B., Schmidt, M., Kacza, J., Ghanem, N., Narr, A., Zopfi, J., Wick, L. Y., Hackermüller, J., Harms, H., Chatzinotas, A. (2017). Complete genome sequence of Pseudoalteromonas phage vB_PspS-H40/1 (formerly H40/1) that infects Pseudoalteromonas sp. strain H40 and is used as biological tracer in hydrological transport studies. Standards in Genomic Sciences, 12(1), 20. DOI: 10.1186/s40793-017-0235-5.

Frame, C.H., E. Lau, E.J. Nolan IV, T.J. Goepfert, M.F. Lehmann, 2017. Acidification enhances biologically catalyzed hybrid N2O production by aquatic ammonia-oxidizing microorganisms.  Frontiers in Microbiology – Microbiological Chemistry and Geomicrobiology, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.02104

Grimmeisen, F.; M. F. Lehmann; T. Liesch; N. Goeppert; J. Klinger; J. Zopfi; N. Goldscheider (2017). Isotopic constraints on water source mixing, network leakage and contamination in an urban groundwater system. Science of The Total Environment Volume 583, Pages 202–213.

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Steinle, L., Maltby, J., Treude, T., Kock, A., Bange, H. W., Engbersen, N., Zopfi, J., Lehmann M.F. Niemann, H. (2016). Effects of low oxygen concentrations on aerobic methane oxidation in seasonally hypoxic coastal waters. Biogeosciences Discussions, 1-25.

Bartosiewicz M., Laurion, I., Clayer, F. and R. Maranger. 2016. Heat wave effects on oxygen, nutrients and phytoplankton alter global warming potential of gases emitted from a small shallow lake. Environmental Science and Technology, 10.1021/acs.est.5b06312

Glaz P., Bartosiewicz M., Laurion I., Maranger R., Reichwaldt E., and A. Ghadouani. 2016. Greenhouse gas emissions from waste stabilization ponds in Western Australia and Quebec (Canada). Water Research, doi:10.1016/j.watres.2016.05.060.

Hüppi, R., A. Neftel, M. F. Lehmann, M. Krauss, J. Six, J. Leifeld (2016). N-use efficiencies and N2O emissions in two contrasting, biochar amended soils under winter wheat - cover crop - sorghum rotation. Env. Res. Letters., 11, 84013-84013, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/8/084013

Jaquet S, Junier P, Zopfi J., Brandl H., Curtis T. Microbiologie (2016), In: Lemin U. (ed.) Les Abysses du Léman ;  Projet elemo. Presses Polytechniques et Universitaires romandes. Chapter IV, 145-168.

McCarthy, M.J., W. S. Gardner, M. F. Lehmann and D. F. Bird, 2016. Benthic nitrogen regeneration, fixation, and denitrification in a temperate, eutrophic lake: Effects on the nitrogen budget and cyanobacteria blooms. Limnology and Oceanography 61, 1406–1423 ; doi: 10.1002/lno.10306

Mohn, J., W. Gutjahr, S. Toyoda, E. Harris, E. Ibraim, H. Geilmann, P. Schleppi, T. Kuhn, M.F. Lehmann, C. Decock, R.A. Werner, N. Yoshida, and W.A. Brand. (2016) Reassessment of the NH4NO3 thermal decomposition technique for calibration of the N2O isotopic composition. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom., doi: 10.1002/rcm.7736.

Oswald K., C. Jegge, J. Tischer, J. Berg, Andreas Brand, M.R. Miracle, X. Soria, E. Vicente, M. F. Lehmann, J. Zopfi, C. J. Schubert (2016). Methanotrophy under versatile conditions in the water column of the ferruginous meromictic Lake La Cruz (Spain). Frontiers in Microbiology – Aquatic Microbiology, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01762

Przytulska, A., Comte, J., Crevecoeur, S., Lovejoy, C., Laurion, I., & Vincent, W. F. (2016). Phototrophic pigment diversity and picophytoplankton in permafrost thaw lakes. Biogeosciences, 13(1), 13.

R. H. James, P. Bousquet, I. Bussmann, M. Haeckel, R. Kipfer, I. Leifer, H. Niemann, I. Ostrovsky, J. Piskozub, G. Rehder, T. Treude, L. Vielstädte, J. Greinert. Effects of climate change on methane emissions from seafloor sediments in the Arctic Ocean: A review. Limnology and Oceanography, doi: 10.1002/lno.10307.

Steinle, L., M. Schmidt, L. Briant, M. Haeckel, P. Linke, S. Sommer, J. Zopfi, M. F. Lehmann, T. Treude, and H. Niemannn (2016). Linked sediment and water-column methanotrophy at a man-made gas blowout in the North Sea: Implications for methane budgeting in seasonally stratified shallow seas. Limnology and Oceanography, DOI: 10.1002/lno.10388

Wenk, C.B., C. H. Frame, K. Koba, K. L. Casciotti, J. Blees, M. Veronesi, H. Niemann, C. J. Schubert, N. Yoshida, S. Toyoda, A. Makabe, J. Zopfi, M.F. Lehmann, 2016. Differential N2O dynamics in two oxygen-deficient lake basins revealed by stable isotope and isotopomer distributions. Limnology and Oceanography, 61, 1735–1749; DOI:10.1002/lno.10329

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Bravo, A. G., Bouchet, S., Guédron, S., Amouroux, D., Dominik, J. and Zopfi, J. (2015). High methylmercury production under ferruginous conditions in sediments impacted by sewage treatment plant discharges. Water Research.

Bergottini, V. M., M. B. Otegui, D. A. Sosa, P. D. Zapata, M. Mulot, M. Rebord, J. Zopfi, F. Wiss, B. Benrey, and P. Junier, 2015. Bio-inoculation of yerba mate seedlings (Ilex paraguariensis St. Hill.) with native plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria: a sustainable alternative to improve crop yield. Biology and Fertility of Soils. DOI 10.1007/s00374-015-1012-5

Blees, J., H. Niemann, M. Erne, J. Zopfi, C.J. Schubert, and M.F. Lehmann, 2015. Surface water methane super-saturation and emission in Lake Lugano, southern Switzerland. Aquatic Sciences, DOI 10.1007/s00027-015-0401-z

Courty, P.-E., P. Doubkova, S. Calabrese, H. Niemann, M. F. Lehmann, M. Vosátka, M.-A. Selosse, 2015. Species-dependent partitioning of C and N stable isotopes between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and their C3 and C4 hosts. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, Volume 82, 52-61; doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.12.005

Carolyn A. Graves, Lea Steinle, Gregor Rehder, Helge Niemann, Douglas P. Connelly, David Lowry, Rebecca E. Fisher, Andrew W. Stott, Heiko Sahling, Rachael H. James: Fluxes and fate of dissolved methane released at the seafloor at the landward limit of the gas hydrate stability zone offshore western Svalbard. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 09/2015;  DOI:10.1002/2015JC011084

Lehmann M.F., Simona M., Wyss S., Blees J., Frame C.H., Niemann H., Veronesi M. and Zopfi J. (2015). Powering up the “biogeochemical engine”: The impact of exceptional ventilation of a deep meromictic lake on the lacustrine redox, nutrient, and methane balances. Front. Earth Sci. 3:45. doi: 10.3389/feart.2015.00045

Naeher, S., A. Huguet, C.L. Roose-Amsaleg, A.M. Laverman, C. Fosse, M.F. Lehmann, S. Derenne, J. Zopfi,  2015. Molecular and geochemical constraints on anaerobic ammonium oxidation (anammox) in a riparian zone of the Seine Estuary (France). Biogeochemistry; Volume 123 (1-2), 237-250; doi 10.1007/s10533-014-0066-z

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

Rohde, M.M., J. Granger, D.M. Sigman, M.F. Lehmann, 2015. Coupled nitrate N and O stable isotope fractionation by a natural marine plankton consortium. Frontiers in Marine Science 2:28. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2015.00028.

Steinle, L., C. A. Graves, T. Treude, B. Ferré, A. Biastoch, I. Bussmann, C. Berndt, S. Krastel, R. H. James, E. Behrens, C. W. Böning, J. Greinert, C.-J. Sapart, M. Scheinert, S. Sommer, M. F. Lehmann, H. Niemann (2015): Water column methanotrophy controlled by a rapid oceanographic switch. Nature Geoscience | doi: 10.1038/ngeo2420

Saarenheimo, J, A. Rissanen, L. Arvol, H. Nykänen, M.F. Lehmann, and M. Tiirola, 2015. Genetic and environmental controls on nitrous oxide accumulation in lakes. Accepted PLoS ONE, Vol.10(3), e0121201; doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0121201

Sanderman, J., Krull, E., Kuhn, T., Hancock, G., McGowan, J., Maddern, T., Fallon, S., Steven, A. (2015). Deciphering sedimentary organic matter sources: Insights from radiocarbon measurements and NMR spectroscopy. Limnology and Oceanography 60 (3), pp. 739-753.

Katrien J. J. Van Landeghem, Helge Niemann, Lea I. Steinle, Shane S. O’Reilly, Dei G. Huws, Peter F. Croker: Geological settings and seafloor morphodynamic evolution linked to methane seepage. Geo-Marine Letters 04/2015; 35(4). DOI:10.1007/s00367-015-0407-5

Wankel, S.D., C. Buchwald, W. Ziebis, C. Wenk and M. F. Lehmann. 2015. Nitrogen cycling in the subsurface biosphere: Nitrate isotopes in porewaters underlying the oligotrophic North Atlantic. Biogeosciences, 12, 7483-7502; doi:10.5194/bg-12-7483-2015.

Weber, Y., C. De Jonge,  W. I. C. Rijpstra, E.C. Hopmans, A. Stadnitskaia, C.J. Schubert, M.F.  Lehmann, J. S. Sinninghe Damsté, and H.Niemann, 2015. Identification and carbon isotope composition of a novel branched GDGT isomer in lake sediments: Evidence for lacustrine brGDGT production. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Volume 154, 118-129;

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C. Berndt, T. Feseker, T. Treude, S. Krastel, V. Liebetrau, H. Niemann, V. J. Bertics, I. Dumke, K. Dünnbier, B. Ferré, C. Graves, F. Gross, K. Hissmann, V. Hühnerbach, S. Krause, K. Lieser, J. Schauer, L. Steinle. 2014. Temporal Constraints on Hydrate-Controlled Methane Seepage off Svalbard. Science, 343 (6168), 284-287

Blees J., H. Niemann, C. B. Wenk, J. Zopfi, C. J. Schubert, M. Kirf, M. L. Veronesi, C. Hitz, and M. F. Lehmann, 2014. Micro-aerobic bacterial methane oxidation in the chemocline and anoxic water column of deep south-Alpine Lake Lugano (Switzerland). Limnology Oceanography, 59(2), 311-324; doi:10.4319/lo.2014.59.2.0311.

Blees J., H. Niemann, C. B. Wenk, J. Zopfi, C. J. Schubert, M. L. Veronesi, and M. F. Lehmann, 2014. Bacterial methanotrophs drive the formation of a seasonal anoxic benthic nepheloid layer in an alpine lake. Limnology Oceanography, 59(4):1410-1420.

Bourbonnais, A., S. K. Juniper, D. A. Butterfield, R. Anderson, and M.F. Lehmann, 2014. Diversity and abundance of Bacteria and nirS-encoding denitrifiers associated with the Juan de Fuca Ridge hydrothermal system. Annals of Microbiology, Volume 64, Issue 4, Page 1691-1705; doi: 10.1007/s13213-014-0813-3.

Bravo A. G., Cosio C., Amouroux D., Zopfi J., Chevalley P.-A., Spangenberg J. E., Ungureanu V.-G., Dominik J. 2014. Extremely elevated methyl mercury levels in water, sediment and organisms in a Romanian reservoir affected by release of mercury from a chlor-alkali plant. Water Research.

Dabundo, R., M. F. Lehmann, L. Treibergs, C. R. Tobias, M. A. Altabet, P. H. Moisander, J. Granger, 2014. The contamination of commercial 15N2 gas stocks with 15N-labeled nitrate and ammonium and consequences for 
nitrogen fixation measurements. PLoS ONE 9(10): e110335. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0110335

D'Alessandro M., Erb M., Ton J., Brandenburg A., Karlen D., Zopfi J., Turlings T.C.J. 2014. Volatiles produced by soil-borne endophytic bacteria increase plant pathogen resistance and affect tritrophic interactions. Plant Cell and Environment. doi: 10.1111/pce.12220

Frame, C. H., E. Deal, C. D. Nevison, and K. L. Casciotti. 2014. N2O production in the eastern South Atlantic: analysis of N2O stable isotopic and concentration data. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Volume 28, Issue 11, Pages: 1262–1278, doi: 10.1002/2013GB004790.

Naeher, Sebastian; Niemann, Helge; Peterse, Francien; Smittenberg, Rienk H; Zigah, Prosper K; Schubert, Carsten J. 2014. Tracing the methane cycle with lipid biomarkers in Lake Rotsee (Switzerland)Organic Geochemistry, 66, 174-181.

Naeher, Sebastian; Peterse, Francien; Smittenberg, Rienk H; Niemann, Helge; Zigah, Prosper K; Schubert, Carsten J. 2014. Sources of glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (GDGTs) in catchment soils, water column and sediments of Lake Rotsee (Switzerland) - Implications for the application of GDGT-based proxies for lakes. Organic Geochemistry, 66, 164-173.

Walter, X. Alexis; Picazo-Mozo, Antonio; Miracle, Maria Rosa; Vicente, Eduardo; Camacho, Antonio, Aragno, Michel; Zopfi, Jakob, 2014. Phototrophic Fe(II)-oxidation in the chemocline of a ferruginous meromictic lake. Frontiers in Microbiology, Volume 5,  Article-No. 713; doi:10.3389/fmicb.2014.00713

Wenk, C.B., J. Zopfi, J. Blees, M. Veronesi, H. Niemann, and M. F. Lehmann, 2014. Community N and O isotope fractionation by sulfide-dependent denitrification and anammox in a stratified lacustrine water column. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.125, 551-563;

Wenk, C.B., J. Zopfi, J. Blees , W. S. Gardner, M. McCarthy, H. Niemann, M. L. Veronesi, and M. F. Lehmann, 2014. Quantitative partitioning between benthic and pelagic nitrate reduction in the Lake Lugano south basin. Limnology Oceanography, 59(4):1421-1433.


Alkhatib, M., P.A. del Giorgio, Y. Gelinas, and M.F. Lehmann,  2013. Benthic fluxes of dissolved organic nitrogen in the Lower St. Lawrence Estuary and implications for selective organic matter degradation.  Biogeosciences, 10, 7609-7622, doi:10.5194/bg-10-7609-2013

Bourbonnais, A., M.F. Lehmann, R. Hamme, C. Manning, and  S.K. Juniper, 2013. Nitrate elimination and regeneration as evidenced by dissolved inorganic nitrogen isotopes in Saanich Inlet, a seasonally anoxic fjord. Marine Chemistry, 157, 194-207;

Brunner, B.*, Contreras, S.*, M.F. Lehmann*, O. Mantantseva, M. Rollog, T. Kalvelage, G. Glockether, G. Lavik, M.S.M. Jetten, B. Kartal, and M.M.M. Kuypers, 2013. Nitrogen isotope effects induced by anammox bacteria. PNAS 2013 : 1310488110v1-201310488. (*contributed equally)

Carstens, D., M. F. Lehmann, T. Hofstetter and C. J. Schubert, 2013. Amino acid nitrogen isotopic composition patterns in lacustrine sedimenting matter. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 121, 328-338; doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2013.07.020

Farrell, M., Kuhn, T.K., Macdonald, L.M., Maddern, Murphy, D.V., Hall, P.A., Singh, B.P., Baumann, K., Krull, E., Baldock, J. 2013. Microbial utilisation of biochar-derived carbon. Science of the Total Environment, vol. 465, pp. 288–297.

Freymond, C., C. Wenk, C.H. Frame and M. F. Lehmann, 2013. Year-round N2O production by benthic NOx reduction in a monomictic south-alpine lake. Biogeosciences, 10, 8373-8383 doi:10.5194/bg-10-8373-2013.

Galbraith, E., M. Kienast A.L., M. Altabet, F. Batista, D. Bianchi, S. Calvert, S. Contreras Quintana, X. Crosta, R. De Pol Holz, J. Etourneau, R. Francois, T.-C. Hsu, T. Ivanochko, S. Jaccard, S.-J. Kao, T. Kiefer, S. Kienast, M.F. Lehmann, P. Martinez, M. McCarthy, A. Mix, A.N. Meckler, J. Möbius, T. Pedersen, L. Pichevin, T.M. Quan, R.S. Robinson, E. Ryabenko, A. Schmittner, R. Schneider, A. Schneider-Mor, M. Shigemitsu, D. Sinclair, C. Somes, A. Studer, J.E. Tesdal, R. Thunell, and J.-Y. Yang. 2013. The acceleration of oceanic denitrification during deglacial warming. Nature Geoscience, 6, 579-584; doi: 10.1038/NGEO1832.

Henneberger, R., Chiri, E., Blees, J., Niemann, H., Lehmann, M. F. and Schroth, M. H., 2013. Field-scale labelling and activity quantification of methane-oxidizing bacteria in a landfill-cover soil. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 83, 392–401, DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2012.01477.x

Koegel S., Boller T., Lehmann M.F., Wiemken A., Courty P.-E., Rapid nitrogen transfer in the Sorghum bicolor-Glomus mosseae arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis. Plant Signal Behav. 2013; 8: e25229;

McCarthy, M.J., W. S. Gardner, M. F. Lehmann and D. F. Bird, 2013. Water column ammonium uptake and regeneration in temperate, eutrophic Missisquoi Bay, Lake Champlain. Hydrobiologia, 718:173-188; doi:10.1007/s10750-013-1614-6.

Maignien, L.,  R. Parkes, B. Cragg, H. Niemann, K. Knittel, S. Coulon, A. Akhmetzhanov, N. Boon 2013. Anaerobic oxidation of methane in hypersaline cold seep sediments. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 83, 214-231

Mau S., Blees J, Helmke E, Niemann H, Damm E 2013. Vertical distribution of methane oxidation and methanotrophic response to elevated methane concentrations in stratified waters of the arctic fjord Storfjorden (Svalbard, Norway). Biogeosciences 10, 6267–6278, 2013.

Niemann, H., P. Linke, K. Knittel, E. MacPherson, A. Boetius, W. Brückmann, G. Lavik, K. Wallmann, U. Schacht, E. Omoregie, D. Hilton, K. Brown, G. Rehder 2013. Methane-carbon flow into the benthic food web at cold seeps  - a case study from the Costa Rica subduction zone. PlosOne 8, e74894-e74894

Thibodeau, B., J.F. Hélie, and M.F. Lehmann, 2013. Variations of the nitrate isotopic composition in the St. Lawrence River caused by seasonal changes in atmospheric nitrogen inputs. Biogeochemistry, 115(1-3), 287-298; doi 10.1007/s10533-013-9834-4.

Walder, F., H. Niemann, M.F. Lehmann, T. Boller, A. Wiemken, P.-E. Courty, 2013. Tracking the carbon source of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi colonizing C3 and C4 plants using carbon isotope ratios (δ13C). Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 58, 341-344,

Wenk, C.B., J. Blees, J. Zopfi, M. Veronesi, A. Bourbonnais, C. J. Schubert, H. Niemann, M. F. Lehmann, 2013. Anammox bacteria and sulfide-dependent denitrifiers co-exist in the water column of a meromictic south-alpine lake, Limnology and Oceanography, 58, 1–12 doi:10.4319/lo.2013.58.1.0001.

Wirth, S.B., A. Gilli, H. Niemann, T.W. Dahl, D. Ravasi, N. Sax, Y. Hamann, R. Peduzzi, S. Peduzzi, M. Tonolla, M.F. Lehmann, F.S. Anselmetti. 2013. Combining sedimentological, trace metal (Mn, Mo) and molecular evidence for reconstructing past water-column redox conditions: The example of meromictic Lake Cadagno (Swiss Alps). Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 120, 220-238; doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2013.06.017.

Wunderlin, P., M. F. Lehmann, H. Siegrist, T. Bela, J. Adriano, L. Emmenegger, and J. Mohn, 2013. Isotope signatures of N2O in a mixed microbial population system: Constraints on N2O producing pathways in wastewater treatment. Environmental Science and Technology, 47, 1339-1348, doi: 10.1021/es303174x.

Zurbrügg, R., S. Suter, M. F. Lehmann, N. Blank, B. Wehrli, and D. B. Senn, 2013. Organic carbon and nitrogen export from a tropical dam-impacted floodplain system. Biogeosciences, 10, 23-38, doi:10.5194/bg-10-23-2013.



Alkhatib, M., M.F. Lehmann, and P.A. del Giorgio, 2012. The nitrogen isotope effect of benthic remineralization-nitrification-denitrification coupling in an estuarine environment. Biogeoscience, 9, 1633-1646; doi: 10.5194/bg-9-1633-1012

Alkhatib, M., C.J. Schubert, P.A. del Giorgio, Y. Gélinas, and M.F. Lehmann, 2012. Organic matter reactivity indicators in sediments of the St. Lawrence Estuary. Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science, Vol. 102-103, 36-47; doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2012.03.002.

Bourbonnais, A., S. K. Juniper, D. A. Butterfield, A. Devol, M.M.M. Kuypers, G. Lavik, S.J. Hallam, B.X. Chang, S. Murdock, M.F. Lehmann, 2012. Activity and abundance of denitrifying bacteria in the subsurface biosphere of diffuse hydrothermal vents of the Juan de Fuca Ridge, Biogeosciences, doi:10.5194/bg-9-4661-2012

Bourbonnais, A., M.F. Lehmann, D.A. Butterfield, S.K. Juniper, 2012. Subseafloor nitrogen transformation in diffuse hydrothermal vent fluids of the Juan de Fuca Ridge evidenced by the isotopic composition of nitrate and ammonium. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 13, Q0201, doi:10.1029/2011GC003863.

Humbert, S., Zopfi, J.,Tarnawski, S.-E., 2012. Abundance of anammox bacteria in different wetland soils, Environmental Microbiology Reports, Volume: 4  Issue: 5  Pages: 484-490  DOI: 10.1111/j.1758-2229.2012.00347.x

Martin, G., Guggiari, M., Bravo, D., Zopfi J., Cailleau, G., Aragno, M., Job, D., Verrecchia E., Junier P., 2012. Fungi, bacteria and soil pH: the oxalate-carbonate pathway as a model for metabolic interaction, Environmental Microbiology, Volume: 14  Issue: 11  Pages: 2960-2970  DOI: 10.1111/j.1462-2920.2012.02862.x

Niemann, H., S. B. Wirth, A. Stadnitskaia, A. Gilli, F. S. Anselmetti, J. S. Sinninghe Damsté, S. Schouten, E. C. Hoppmans, M. F. Lehmann, 2012. Bacterial GDGTs in Holocene sediments and catchment soils of a high-alpine lake: application of the MBT/CBT-paleothermometer. Climate of the Past, 8, 889–906; doi:10.5194/cp-8-889-2012.

Peter, S., Rechsteiner, R., Lehmann, M. F., Brankatschk, R., Vogt, T., Diem, S., Wehrli, B., Tockner, K., and Durisch-Kaiser, E., 2012. Nitrate removal in a restored riparian groundwater system: functioning and importance of individual riparian zones, Biogeosciences, 9, 4295-4307, doi:10.5194/bg-9-4295-2012.

Robinson, R.S, M. Kienast, A. Albuquerque, M. Altabet, S. Contreras Quintana, R. De Pol-Holz, N. Dubois, R. Francois, E. Galbraith, T. Ivanochko, S. Jaccard  S.-J. Kao, T. Kiefer, S. Kienast, M.F. Lehmann, P. Martinez, M. McCarthy, J. Möbius, T. F. Pedersen, T. M. Quan, E. Ryabenko, A. Schmittner, R. Schneider, A. Schneider-Mor, M. Shigemitsu, D. Sinclair, C. Somes, A. Studer, R. Thunell, and J.-Y. Yang. 2012. A review of nitrogen isotopic alteration in marine sediments, Paleoceanography, 27, PA4203, doi:10.1029/2012PA002321.

Walder, F., H. Niemann, M. F. Lehmann, T. Boller, A. Wiemken, 2012. Common goods of plants shared under unequal terms of trade. Plant Physiology, Vol. 159: 789-797; doi: 10.1104/pp.112.195727. Featured Article!


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Alewell, C., Giesler, R., Klaminder, J. Leifeld, J., Rollog, M., 2011. Stable carbon isotopes as indicators for environmental change in palsa peats. Biogeosciences, 8(7): 17691778. DOI: 10.5194/bg-8-1769-2011

Deek, A., K. Emeis, J. van Beusekom, 2011. Nitrogen removal in coastal sediments of the German Wadden Sea. Biogeochemistry, DOI 10.1007/s10533-011-9611-1

Holler, T., G. Wegener, H. Niemann, C. Deusner, T.G. Ferdelman, A. Boetius, B. Brunner, and F. Widdel, 2011. Carbon and sulfur back flux during anaerobic microbial oxidation of methane and coupled sulfate reduction; PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1106032108.

Rutschmann, S.,  M. Matschiner, M. Damerau, M.F. Lehmann, R. Hanel, and W. Salzburger, 2011. Parallel ecological diversification in Antarctic notothenioid fishes as evidence for adaptive radiation; Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05279

Sherwood. O.A., M.F. Lehmann,  C.J. Schubert, D.B. Scott, M.D. McCarthy, 2011. Nutrient regime shift in the western north Atlantic indicated by compound-specific δ15N of deep-see Gorgonian corals; PNAS, doi:10.1073/pnas.1004904108.

Suárez-Suárez, A., A. López-López, A. Tovar-Sánchez, P. Yarza, A. Orfila, J. Terrados, J. Arnds; S. Marqués, H. Niemann, P. Schmitt-Kopplin, R. Amann, R. Rosselló-Móra, 2011. Response of sulphate-reducing bacteria to an artificial oil-spill in a coastal marine sediment. Environmental Microbiology, 13(6): 1488-1499, doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2011.02451.x


Ariztegui, D., F. S. Anselmetti, J.-M. Robbiani, S. M. Bernasconi, E. Xhemo, A. Gilli and M.F. Lehmann, 2010. The last three centuries of natural and human-induced environmental changes in the land-sea interface of the Ionian Sea; Global and Planetary Change , Vol. 71, Iss. 3-4, pages 183-192.

Joye, S.B., M. W. Bowles, V. A. Samarkin, K. S. Hunter, and H. Niemann, 2010. Biogeochemical signatures and microbial activity of different cold seep habitats along the Gulf of Mexico lower slope, Deep Sea Research II 57, 1990-2001.

López-López, A., P. Yarza, M. Richter, A. Suárez-Suárez, H. Niemann, J. Antón, R. Rosselló-Móra, 2010. Extremely halophilic microbial communities in anaerobic sediments from a solar saltern. Environmental Microbiology Reports 2, 258-271.

Niemann, H. and A. Boetius, 2010. Mud Volcanoes. In: Microbiology of Hydrocarbons, Oils, Lipids (ed. Timmis, K. N.), Part 3, 205-214. Springer, New York.

Somes, C., A. Schmittner, A. Mix; R. Letelier, E. Galbraith,  M. F. Lehmann, M. Altabet, J. Montoya, M. Eby, A. Bourbonnais, 2010. Simulating the Global Distribution of Nitrogen Isotopes in the Ocean; Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 24, GB4019, doi:10.1029/2009GB003767.

Sommer, S., P. Linke, O. Pfannkuche, H. Niemann, T. Treude, 2010. Benthic respiration in a novel seep habitat dominated by dense beds of ampharetid polychaetes at the Hikurangi Margin (New Zealand). Marine Geology 272, 223-232.

Thibodeau, B., M.F. Lehmann, J. Kovarzyk, A. Mucci, Y. Gelinas, D. Gilbert, R. Maranger, and M. Alkhatib, 2010. Benthic nutrient fluxes along the Laurentian Channel: Environmental controls and impact on the N-budget of the St. Lawrence marine system; Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 90(4):195-205.


Bourbonnais, A., M. F. Lehmann, J.J. Waniek, and D.E. Schulz-Bull, 2009. Nitrate isotope anomalies reflect N2 fixation in the Azores Front region (subtropical NE Atlantic), Journal of Geophysical Research – Ocean, 114, C03003, doi:10.1029/2007JC004617.

Lehmann, M.F., B. Barnett, Y. Gélinas, D. Gilbert, R. Maranger, A. Mucci, B. Sundby, and B. Thibodeau 2009. Isotopic constraints on oxygen sink partitioning in the Lower St. Lawrence Estuary; Limnology and Oceanography, 54: 2157-2169.

Niemann, H.,  D. Fischer, D. Graffe, K. Knittel, A. Montiel, O. Heilmayer, K. Nöthen, T. Pape, S. Kasten, G. Bohrmann, A. Boetius, and J. Gutt, 2009. Biogeochemistry of a low-activity cold seep in the Larsen B area, western Weddell Sea, Antarctica, Biogeosciences, 6, 2383-2395.

Omoregie, E., H. Niemann, V. Mastalerz, G. de Lange, A. Stadnitskaia, J. Mascle, J.P. Foucher, A. Boetius, 2009. Microbial methane oxidation and sulfate reduction at cold seeps of the Nile Deep Sea Fan (Eastern Mediterranean Sea), Marine Geology 261, 114-127.

Sigman, D.M., DiFiore, P.J., Hain, M.P., Deutsch, C., Wang, Y., Karl, D.M., Knapp A.N., Lehmann, M.F., and Pantoja, S., 2009. The dual isotopes of nitrate as a constraint  on the cycle and budget of oceanic fixed nitrogen, Deep-Sea Research I 56, 1419–1439.


Cloquet, C.,  J. Carignan, M. F. Lehmann, and F. Vanhaecke, 2008. Variation in the isotopic composition of zinc in the natural environment and the use of zinc isotopes in biogeosciences: A review, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 390 : 451-463.

Elvert, M. and H. Niemann, 2008. Unsual steroid and hopanoid biosynthesis by aerobic methanotrophs at an active methane-seeping mud volcano. Organic Geochemistry  39, 167-177.

Granger, J., D.M. Sigman, M.F. Lehmann, P.D. Tortell, 2008. Nitrogen and oxygen isotope fractionation during dissimilatory nitrate reduction by denitrifying bacteria, Limnology and Oceanography 53: 2533-2545.

Kienast, M, M. F. Lehmann, A. Timmermann, E. Galbraith, T. Bolliet, A. Holbourn, C. Normandeau, C. Laj, 2008. A mid-Holocene transition in the nitrogen dynamics of the Western Equatorial Pacific: Evidence of a deepening thermocline? Geophysical Research Letters 35, L23610, doi:10.1029/2008GL03546.

Lösekann, T., A. Robador, H. Niemann, K. Knittel, A. Boetius, N. Dubilier, 2008. Endosymbiosis between Bacteria and Deep-Sea Siboglinid Tubeworms from an Arctic Cold Seep (Haakon Mosby Mud Volcano, Barents Sea). Environmental Microbiology 10, 3237-3254.

Niemann, H. and M. Elvert, 2008. Diagnostic lipid biomarker and stable carbon isotope signatures of microbial communities mediating the anaerobic oxidation of methane with sulphate. Organic Geochemistry 39, 1668-1677.

Wegener, G., H. Niemann, M. Elvert, K.-U. Hinrichs, A. Boetius, 2008. Assimilation of methane and inorganic carbon by microbial communities mediating the anaerobic oxidation of methane. Environmental Microbiology 10 (9), 2287–2298.

Wegener, G., M. Shovitri, K. Knittel, H. Niemann, M. Hovland, A. Boetius, 2008. Biogeochemical processes and microbial diversity of the Gullfaks and Tommeliten methane seeps (Northern North Sea). Biogeosciences 5, 1127–1144.

2007 and before

Lehmann M. F., D.M. Sigman, D.C. McCorkle, J. Granger, S. Hoffmann, G. Cane, B.G. Brunelle, 2007. The distribution of nitrate 15N/14N in marine sediments and the impact of benthic nitrogen loss on the isotopic composition of oceanic nitrate, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2007.07.025

Granger J., D. M. Sigman, M. G. Prokopenko, M.F. Lehmann, P. D. Tortell. 2006. A method for nitrite removal in nitrate N and O isotope analyses. Limnology and Oceanography – Methods. Vol. 4:205-212.

Lehmann, M.F., D M. Sigman, D. C. McCorkle, B. G. Brunelle, S. Hoffmann, M. Kienast, G. Cane, and J. Clement, 2005. The origin of the deep Bering Sea nitrate deficit - Constraints from the nitrogen and oxygen isotopic composition of water-column nitrate and benthic nitrate fluxes, Global Biogeochemical Cycles Vol. 19, GB4005, doi:10.1029/2005GB002508.

Sigman, D.M., J. Granger, P. DiFiore, M.F. Lehmann, A. van Geen, R. Ho, and G. Cane, 2005. Coupled nitrogen and oxygen isotope measurements of nitrate along the North Pacific margin, Global Biogeochemical Cycles Vol. 19, GB4005, doi:10.1029/2005GB002458.

Sigman, D.M., J. Granger, P. DiFiore, M.F. Lehmann, A. van Geen, R. Ho, and G. Cane. 2006. Correction to “Coupled nitrogen and oxygen isotope measurements of nitrate along the eastern North Pacific margin”, Global Biogeochemical Cycles Vol.20 GB1005, doi:10.1029/2005GB002682

Lehmann, M.F., D. M. Sigman, and W.M. Berelson, 2004. Coupling the N-15/N-14 and O-18/O-16 of nitrate as a constraint on benthic nitrogen cycling Marine Chemistry 88: 1-20.

Lehmann, M.F., S. M. Bernasconi, A. Barbieri, M. Simona, and J. A. McKenzie, 2004. Seasonal variation of the δ13C and δ15N of particulate and dissolved carbon and nitrogen in Lake Lugano: Constraints on biogeochemical cycling in a eutrophic lake. Limnology and Oceanography 49(2): 415-429.

Lehmann, M.F., S. M. Bernasconi, A. Barbieri, M. Simona, and J. A. McKenzie, 2004. Interannual variation of the isotopic composition of sedimenting organic nitrogen and carbon: A long-term sediment trap study. Limnology and Oceanography 49(3): 839-849 .

Lehmann, M.F., P. Reichert, S.M. Bernasconi, A. Barbieri and J.A. McKenzie, 2003. Modelling nitrogen and oxygen isotope fractionation during denitrification in a lacustrine redox transition zone, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 67(14), 2529-2542.

Lehmann, M.F., S.M. Bernasconi, A. Barbieri, and J.A. McKenzie, 2002. Preservation of organic matter and alteration of its carbon and nitrogen isotope composition during simulated and in situ early sedimentary diagenesis, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, vol. 66(20), 3573-3584.

Lehmann, M.F., S.M. Bernasconi, and J.A. McKenzie, 2001. A simple method for the extraction of ammonium from freshwaters for nitrogen isotope analysis. Analytical Chemistry, vol. 73(19), 4717-4721.