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Publications of the WG Environmental Microbiology


●   Kesy, K., Labrenz, M., Scales, B., Kreikemeyer, B., Oberbeckmann, S. (2021) Vibrio Colonization Is Highly Dynamic in Early Microplastic-Associated Biofilms as Well as on Field-Collected Microplastics. Microorganisms 9: 1,

●   Brandt, J., Fischer, F., Kanaki, E., Enders, K., Labrenz, M., Fischer, D. (2021) Assessment of subsampling strategies in microspectroscopy of environmental microplastic samples. Frontiers in Environmental Sciences 8: 579676, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.579676

●   Ivar do Sul, J.A. Labrenz, M. (2021) Microplastics into the Anthropocene. In: Handbook of Microplastics in the Environment. Ed. by T. Rocha-Santos, M. Costa and C. Mouneyrac. Cham: Springer International Publishing (Springer eBook Collection : Chemistry and Materials Science (SpringerNature-11644)),


●   Schernewski, G., Radtke, H., Hauk, R., Baresel, C., Olshammar, M., Osinski, R., Oberbeckmann, S. (2020) Transport and behavior of microplastics emissions from urban sources in the Baltic Sea. Frontiers in Environmental Science 8: 170,

●   Osinski, R. D., Enders, K., Gräwe, U., Klingbeil, K., Radtke, H. (2020) Model Uncertainties of a Storm and Their Influence on Microplastics / Sediment Transport in the Baltic Sea. Ocean Science 16: 1491–1507,

●   Wäge, J., Schmale, O., Labrenz, M. (2020) Quantification of methanogenic Archaea within Baltic Sea copepod faecal pellets. Marine Biology 167: 153,

●   Mack, L., Attila, J., Aylagas, E., Beermann, A., Borja, A., Hering, D., Kahlert, M., Leese, F., Lenz, R., Lehtiniemi, M., Liess, A., Lips, U., Mattila, O.-P., Meissner, K.K., Setälä, O., Strehse, J.S., Uusitalo, L., Willstrand Wranne, A., Birk, S. (2020) A synthesis of marine monitoring methods with the potential to enhance the status assessment of the Baltic Sea. Frontiers in Marine Science, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.552047

●   Tagg, A.S., Sapp, M., Harrison, J.P., Sinclair, C.J., Bradley, E., Ju-Nam, Y., Ojeda, J.J. (2020) Microplastic Monitoring at Different Stages in a Wastewater Treatment Plant Using Reflectance Micro-FTIR Imaging. Frontiers in Environmental Science 8: 145, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.00145

●   Enders, K., Tagg, A.S., Labrenz, M. (2020) Evaluation of Electrostatic Separation of Microplastics From Mineral-Rich Environmental Samples. Frontiers in Environmental Science 8: 112, doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2020.0011

●   Portz, L., Manzolli, R.P., Herrera, G.V., Garcia, L.L., Villate, D.A., Ivar do Sul, J.A. (2020) Marine litter arrived: Distribution and potential sources on an unpopulated atoll in the Seaflower Biosphere Reserve, Caribbean Sea. Marine Pollution Bulletin 157: 11323,

●   Pinheiro, L.M., Ivar do Sul, J.A., Costa, M.F. (2020) Uptake and ingestion are the main pathways for microplastics to enter marine benthos: A review. Food Webs 24: e00150,

●   Brandt, J., Bittrich, L., Fischer, F., Kanaki, E., Tagg, A., Lenz, R., Labrenz, M., Brandes, E., Fischer, D., Eichhorn, K. J. (2020) High-Throughput Analyses of Microplastic Samples Using Fourier Transform Infrared and Raman Spectrometry. Applied Spectroscopy,

●   Souza, J.S., Padilha, J.A., Pessoa, A.R.L., Ivar do Sul, J.A., Alves, M.A.S., Lobo‑Hajdu, G., Malm, O., Costa, E.S., Torres, J.P.M. (2020) Trace elements in feathers of Cape Petrel (Daption capense) from Antarctica. Polar Biology 43, 911–917,

●   Jordan, S.F.A., Treude, T., Leifer, I., Janßen, R., Werner, J., Schulz-Vogt, H., Schmale, O. (2020) Bubble-mediated transport of benthic microorganisms into the water column: Identification of methanotrophs and implication of seepage intensity on transport efficiency. Scientific Reports 10: 4682,

●   Alneberg, J., C. Bennke, S. Beier, C. Bunse, C. Quince, K. Ininbergs, L. Riemann, M. Ekman, K. Jürgens, M. Labrenz, J. Pinhassi and A. F. Andersson (2020). Ecosystem-wide metagenomic binning enables prediction of ecological niches from genomes. Commun. Biol. 3: 119, doi: 10.1038/s42003-020-0856-x

●   Enders, K., Lenz, R., Ivar do Sul, J.A., Tagg, A.S., Labrenz, M. (2020) When every particle matters: A QuEChERS approach to extract microplastics from environmental samples. MethodsX 7: 100784, doi: 10.1016/j.mex.2020.100784

●   Möller, L., Kreikemeyer, B., Luo, Z-H., Jost, G., Labrenz, M. (2020) Impact of coastal aquaculture operation systems in Hainan island (China) on the relative abundance and community structure of Vibrio in adjacent coastal systems. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 233: 106542,

●   Oberbeckmann, S., Labrenz, M. (2020) Marine microbial assemblages on microplastics: Diversity, adaptation, and role in degradation. Annu. Rev. Mar. Sci. 12: 209-232, doi: 10.1146/annurev-marine-010419-010633

●   Wiegand, S., M. Jogler, C. Boedeker, D. Pinto, J. Vollmers, E. Rivas-Marín, T. Kohn, S. H. Peeters, A. Heuer, P. Rast, S. Oberbeckmann, B. Bunk, O. Jeske, A. Meyerdierks, J. E. Storesund, N. Kallscheuer, S. Lücker, O. M. Lage, T. Pohl, B. J. Merkel, P. Hornburger, R.-W. Müller, F. Brümmer, M. Labrenz, A. M. Spormann, H. J. M. Op den Camp, J. Overmann, R. Amann, M. S. M. Jetten, T. Mascher, M. H. Medema, D. P. Devos, A.-K. Kaster, L. Øvreås, M. Rohde, M. Y. Galperin Jogler, C. (2020) Cultivation and functional characterization of 79 planctomycetes uncovers their unique biology. Nat. Microbiol. 5: 126-140, doi: 10.1038/s41564-019-0588-1

Not peer-reviewed publications 2020:

●    Braun et al. (2020) Statuspapier of the BMBF research focus 'Plastic in the Enviornment' Mikroplastik- Analytik - Probenahme, Probenaufbereitung und Detektionsverfahren.

●   Labrenz, M. (2020) Mikroplastik in aquatischen Systemen: gegenwärtige und (potentielle) zukünftige Belastungen. Schriftenreihe Umweltingenieurwesen Band 95, 19. Dialog Abfallwirtschaft MV S. 471-474

●   Wick, N., Krause, S., Schaum, C., Fischer, F., Fischer, D., Klaeger, F., Labrenz, M. (2020) Herausforderungen bei Probenahme, -aufbereitung und Analyse von Mikroplastik in der kommunalen Abwasserbehandlung. Korrespondenz Abwasser, Abfall. Vol. 67. 2020. Nr. 2, S. 118-124


●   Monteiro, R. C. P., Ivar do Sul, J. A., Costa, M. F. (2019) Small microplastics on beaches of Fernando de Noronha Island, Tropical Atlantic Ocean. Ocean and Coastal Research 2020, v68: e00000

●   Leinfelder, R. and J. Assução Ivar do Sul (2019) The Stratigraphy of plastics and their preservation in geological records. In: The anthropocene as a geological time unit. A guide to the scientific evidence and current debate. Ed. by J. Zalasiewicz, C. N. Waters, M. Williams and C. P. Summerhayes. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 147-155, doi: 10.1017/9781108621359

●   Pinheiro, L. M., R. C. P. Monteiro, J. A. Ivar do Sul and M. F. Costa (2019) Do beachrocks affect microplastic deposition on the strandline of sandy beaches? Marine Pollution Bulletin 141: 569-572, doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.03.010

●   Janßen, R., Skeff, W., Werner, J., Wirth, M.A., Kreikemeyer, B., Schulz-Bull, D., Labrenz, M. (2019) A Glyphosate Pulse to Brackish Long-Term Microcosms Has a Greater Impact on the Microbial Diversity and Abundance of Planktonic Than of Biofilm Assemblages. Frontiers in Marine Science 6: 758, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00758

●   Enders, K., Käppler, A., Biniasch, O., Feldens, P., Stollberg, N., Lange, X., Fischer, D., Eichhorn, K.-J., Pollehne, F., Oberbeckmann, S., Labrenz, M. (2019) Tracing microplastics in aquatic environments based on sediment analogies. Scientific Reports - Nature 9: 15207, doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-50508-2

●   Janßen, R., Zabel, J., von Lukas, U., Labrenz, M. (2019) An artificial neural network and Random Forest identify glyphosate-impacted brackish communities based on 16S rRNA amplicon MiSeq read counts. Marine Pollution Bulletin 149: 110530,

●   Köstner, N., Jürgens, K., Labrenz M., Herndl G. J., Winter, C. (2019) Uneven host cell growth causes lysogenic virus induction in the Baltic Sea. PLOS ONE 14: e0220716,

●   Kesy, K., Oberbeckmann, S., Kreikemeyer, B., Labrenz, M. (2019) Spatial environmental heterogeneity determines young biofilm assemblages on microplastics in the Baltic Sea mesocosms. Front Microbiol, 10: 1665, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.01665

●   Tagg, A.S., Oberbeckmann, S., Fischer D., Kreikemeyer, B., Labrenz, M. (2019) Paint particles are a distinct and variable substrate for marine bacteria. Marine Pollution Bulletin 146: 117-124,

●   Tagg, A.S., Ivar do Sul, J.A. (2019) Is this your glitter? An overlooked but potentially environmentally-valuable microplastic. Marine Pollution Bulletin 146: 50-53,

●   Wäge, J., Strassert, J.F.H., Landsberger, A., Loick-Wilde, N., Schmale, O., Stawiarski, B., Kreikemeyer, B., Michel, G., Labrenz, M. (2019) Microcapillary sampling of Baltic Sea copepod gut microbioms indicates high variability between individuals and the potential for methane production. FEMS Microbiol Ecol 95: fiz024, doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiz024

●   Rojas-Jimenez, K., Rieck, A., Wurzbacher, C., Jürgens, K., Labrenz, M., Grossart, H.-P. (2019) A salinity threshold separating fungal communities in the Baltic Sea. Front. Microbiol. 10: 680, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2019.00680

●   Kettner M.T., Oberbeckmann S., Labrenz M., and Grossart H.-P., (2019) The Eukaryotic Life on Microplastics in Brackish Ecosystems. Front. Microbiol. 10: 538,

●   Stawiarski, B., Otto, S., Thiel, V., Gräwe, U., Loick-Wilde, N., Wittenborn, A. K., Schloemer, S., Wäge, J., Rehder, G., Labrenz, M., Wasmund N., and Schmale O. (2019) Controls on zooplankton methane production in the central Baltic Sea. Biogeosciences 16: 1-16, doi: 10.5194/bg-16-1-2019

●   Klaeger, F., Tagg, A.S., Otto, S., Bienmüller, M., Sartorius, I., Labrenz, M. (2019) Residual monomer content affects the interpretation of plastic degradation. Scientific Reports - Nature 9: 2120, doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-38685-6

●   Charvet, S., Riemann, L., Alneberg, J., Andersson, A.F., von Borries, J., Fischer, U., Labrenz, M. (2019) AFISsys - an autonomous instrument for the preservation of brackish water samples for microbial metatranscriptome analysis. Water Res. 149: 351-361, doi: 10.1016/j.watres.2018.11.017

●   Möller, L., Laas, P., Rogge, A., Götz, F., Bahlo, R., Leipe, T., Labrenz, M. (2019) Sulfurimonas GD17 cells accumulate polyphosphate under fluctuating redox conditions in the Baltic Sea - possible implications for their ecology. The ISME J. 13: 482-493,


●   Waters, C. N., J. Zalasiewicz, C. Summerhayes, I. J. Fairchild, N. L. Rose, N. J. Loader, W. Shotyk, A. Cearreta, M. J. Head, J. P. M. Syvitski, M. Williams, M. Wagreich, A. D. Barnosky, A. Zhisheng, R. Leinfelder, C. Jeandel, A. Gałuszka, J. A. Ivar do Sul, F. Gradstein, W. Steffen, J. R. McNeill, S. Wing, C. Poirier and M. Edgeworth (2018). Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) for the Anthropocene series: Where and how to look for potential candidates. Earth-Sci. Rev. 178: 379-429, doi: 10.1016/j.earscirev.2017.12.016

●   Ivar do Sul, J.A., Tagg, A.S. & Labrenz, M. (2018) Exploring the common denominator between microplastics and microbiology: a scientometric approach. Scientometrics 117: 2145-2157,

●   Bergen, B., Naumann, M., Herlemann, D.P.R., Gräwe, U., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K. (2018) Impact of a major inflow event on the composition and distribution of bacterioplankton communities in the Baltic Sea. Front. Mar. Sci. 5: 383, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00383

●   Monteiro, R. C. P., J. A. Ivar do Sul and M. F. Costa (2018). Plastic pollution in islands of the Atlantic Ocean. Environ. Poll. 238: 103-110, doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.01.096

●   Lenz, R., Labrenz, M. (2018) Small microplastic sampling in water: development of an encapsulated filtration device. Water, 10: 1055;

●   Alneberg, J., Sundh, J., Bennke, C., Beier, S., Lundin, D., Hugerth, L.W., Pinhassi, J., Kisand, V., Riemann, L., Jürgens, K., Labrenz, M., Andersson, A.F. (2018) BARM and BalticMicrobeDB, a reference metagenome and interface to meta-omic data for the Baltic Sea. Scientific data 5: 180146, doi: 10.1038/sdata.2018.146

●   Käppler, A., Fischer, M., Scholz-Böttcher, B. M., Oberbeckmann, S., Labrenz, M., Fischer, D., Eichhorn, K.-J., Voit, B. (2018) Comparison of µ-ATR-FTIR spectroscopy and py-GCMS as identification tools for microplastic particles and fibers isolated from river sediments. Anal. Bioanal. Che. 410: 5313-5327

●   Bennke, C. M., Pollehne, F., Müller, A., Hansen, R., Kreikemeyer, B.,  Labrenz, M. (2018) The distribution of phytoplankton in the Baltic Sea assessed by a prokaryotic 16S rRNA gene primer system. J Plankton Res. 40: 244–254, doi: 10.1093/plankt/fby008
●    Oberbeckmann, S., Kreikemeyer, B., Labrenz, M. (2018) Environmental factors support the formation of specific bacterial assemblages on microplastics. Frontiers Microbiol. 8: 2709, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.02709
●   Tagg, A. S., Labrenz, M. (2018). Closing microplastic pathways before they open: A model approach. Environ. Sci. Technol. 52: 3340–3341, doi: 10.1021/acs.est.8b00961 (viewpoint paper)

●   Schmale, O., Wäge, J., Mohrholz, V., Wasmund, N., Gräwe, U., Rehder, G., Labrenz, M., Loick-Wilde, N. (2018) The contribution of zooplankton to methane supersaturation in the oxygenated upper waters of the central Baltic Sea. Limnol. Oceanogr. 63: 412-430, doi: 10.1002/lno.10640


●    Kettner, M. T., Rojas-Jimenez, K., Oberbeckmann, S., Labrenz, M., Grossart, H.-P. (2017) Microplastics alter composition of fungal communities in aquatic ecosystems. Environ. Microbiol. 19: 4447-4459, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13891
●    Kesy, K., Hentzsch, A., Klaeger, F., Oberbeckmann, S., Mothes, S., Labrenz, M. (2017) Fate and stability of polyamide-associated bacterial assemblages after their passage through the digestive tract of the blue mussel Mytilus edulis. Mar. Poll. Bull. 125: 132–138 doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2017.08.016
●    Köstner, N., Scharnreitner, L., Jürgens, K., Labrenz, M., Herndl, G. J., Winter, C. (2017) High viral abundance as a consequence of low viral decay in the Baltic Sea redoxcline. PLOS ONE 12(6):e0178467,
●    Rogge, A., Vogts, A., Voss, M., Jürgens, K., Jost, G., & Labrenz, M. (2017) Success of chemolithoautotrophic SUP05 and Sulfurimonas GD17 cells in pelagic Baltic Sea redox zones is facilitated by their lifestyles as K- and r-strategists. Environ. Microbiol. 19: 2495-2506, doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.13783
●    Oberbeckmann, S., K. Kesy, B. Kreikemeyer, Labrenz, M. (2017) Hitchhiking microorganisms on microplastics in the Baltic Sea. In: MICRO 2016: fate and impact of Microplastics in marine ecosystems: from coastline to the open sea. Amsterdam: Elsevier: 72, 978-012-812271-6
●    Zettler, M. L., A. Darr, M. Labrenz, S. Sagert, U. Selig, U. Siebert and N. Stybel (2017). Biological indicators. In: Biological oceanography of the Baltic Sea. Ed. by P. Snoeijs-Leijonmalm, H. Schubert and T. Radziejewska. Dordrecht: Springer Science + Business Media: 513-526, 978-94-007-0667-5, doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-0668-2
●    Agneta Andersson, Timo Tamminen, Sirpa Lehtinen, Klaus Jürgens, Matthias Labrenz, MarkkuViitasalo (2017). The pelagic food web. In: Biological oceanography of the Baltic Sea. Ed. by P. Snoeijs-Leijonmalm, H. Schubert and T. Radziejewska. Dordrecht: Springer Science + Business Media: 281-332, 978-94-007-0667-5, doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-0668-2


●    Bennke, C. M., Reintjes, G., Schattenhofer, M., Ellrott, A., Wulf, J., Zeder, M. & Fuchs, B. M. (2016) Modification of a high-throughput automatic microbial cell enumeration system for shipboard analyses. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 82: 3289-3296, DOI: 10.1128/AEM.03931-15
●    Herlemann, D.P.R., Lundin, D., Andersson, A. F., Labrenz, M., Jürgens (2016) Phylogenetic signals of salinity and season in bacterial community composition across the salinity gradient of the Baltic Sea. Front. Microbiol. 7: 1883, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.01883
●    Hu, Y. O. O., Karlson, B., Charvet, S. & Andersson, A. F. (2016) Diversity of pico- to mesoplankton along the 2000 km salinity gradient of the Baltic Sea. Front. Microbiol. 7: 679, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00679
●    Jakobs, G., Labrenz, M., Rehder, G., Hietanen, S., Kießlich, K., Vogts, A., Blumenberg, M. & Schmale, O. (2016) A bioreactor approach to investigate the linkage between methane oxidation and nitrate/nitrite reduction in the pelagic oxic-anoxic transition zone of the central Baltic Sea. Front. Mar. Sci. 3: 145. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2016.00145
●    Käppler, A., Fischer, D., Oberbeckmann, S., Schernewski, G., Labrenz, M., Eichhorn, K.-J. & Voit, B. (2016) Analysis of environmental microplastics by vibrational microspectroscopy: FTIR, Raman or both? Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 408: 8377-8391, doi: 10.1007/s00216-016-9956-3
●    Kesy, K., Oberbeckmann, S., Müller, F. & Labrenz, M. (2016): Polystyrene influences bacterial assemblages in Arenicola marina-populated aquatic environments in vitro. Environ. Pollut. 219: 219-227, doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.10.032
●    Luo, Z.-H., Yu, Y.-P., Jost, G., Liu, W.-H., Huang, X.-L. & Gu, L. (2016) Characterization of two bacteriophages for specific treatment of biofilm formed by a Vibrio sp. isolated from an abalone farm. Aquac. Res. 47: 3964-3972,
●    Oberbeckmann, S., Osborn, A. M. & Duhaime, M. B. (2016) Microbes on a bottle: Substrate, season and geography influence community composition of microbes colonizing marine plastic debris. PLOS ONE 11: e0159289,


●    Käppler, A., Windrich, F., Löder, M. G. J., Malanin, M., Fischer, D., Labrenz, M., Eichhorn, K.-J. & Voit, B. (2015): Identification of microplastics by FTIR and Raman microscopy: a novel silicon filter substrate opens the important spectral range below 1300 cm−1 for FTIR transmission measurements. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 407: 6791-6801.
●    Kuss, J., Wasmund, N., Nausch, G. & Labrenz, M. (2015): Mercury emission by the Baltic Sea: A consequence of cyanobacterial activity, photochemistry, and low-light mercury transformation. Environ. Sci. Technol. 49: 11449-11457.
●    Luo, Z.-H., Yu, Y.-P., Jost, G., Xu, W. & Huang, X.-L. (2015): Complete genome sequence of a giant Vibrio bacteriophage VH7D. Mar. Genomics 24: 293-295.
●    Oberbeckmann, S., Löder, M. G. J. & Labrenz, M. (2015): Marine microplastic-associated biofilms – a review. Environ. Chem. 12: 551-562.


●   Bergen, B., Herlemann, D. P. R., Labrenz, M. & Jürgens, K. (2014): Distribution of the verrucomicrobial clade Spartobacteria along a salinity gradient in the Baltic Sea. Environ. Microbiol. Rep. 6: 625-630.
●   Charvet, S., Vincent, W. F. & Lovejoy, C. (2014): Effects of light and prey availability on Arctic freshwater protist communities examined by high-throughput DNA and RNA sequencing. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 88: 550-564.
●   Frey, C., Hietanen, S., Jürgens, K., Labrenz, M. & Voss, M. (2014): N and O isotope fractionation in nitrate during chemolithoautotrophic denitrification by Sulfurimonas gotlandica. Environ. Sci. Technol. 48: 13229-13237.
●   Glaubitz, S., Abraham, W.-R., Jost, G., Labrenz, M. & Jürgens, K. (2014). Pyruvate utilization by a chemolithoautotrophic epsilonproteobacterial key player of pelagic Baltic Sea redoxclines. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 87: 770-779.
●   Herlemann, D. P. R., Manecki, M., Meeske, C., Pollehne, F., Labrenz, M., Schulz-Bull, D., Dittmar, T. & Jürgens, K. (2014): Uncoupling of bacterial and terrigenous dissolved organic matter dynamics in decomposition experiments. PLoS ONE 9: e93945.
●   Herlemann, D. P. R., Woelk, J., Labrenz, M. & Jürgens, K. (2014): Diversity and abundance of “Pelagibacterales” (SAR11) in the Baltic Sea salinity gradient. System. Appl. Microbiol. 37: 601-604.
●   Jakobs, G., Holtermann, P., Berndmeyer, C., Rehder, G., Blumenberg, M., Jost, G., Nausch, G. & Schmale, O. (2014): Seasonal and spatial methane dynamics in the water column of the central Baltic Sea (Gotland Sea). Cont. Shelf Res. 91: 12-25.
●   Labrenz, M., Duckat, R., Thorn, M. & Hollaender, K. (2014): Microplastics in the Sea. GAIA 23: 281–283.
●   Mammitzsch, K., Jost, G. & Jürgens, K. (2014): Impact of dissolved inorganic carbon concentrations and pH on growth of the chemolithoautotrophic epsilonproteobacterium Sulfurimonas gotlandica GD1T. MicrobiologyOpen 3: 80-88.
●   Monier, A., Findlay, H. S., Charvet, S. & Lovejoy, C. (2014): Late winter under ice pelagic microbial communities in the high Arctic Ocean and the impact of short-term exposure to elevated CO2 levels. Front. Microbiol. 5: 490.
●   Oberbeckmann, S., Loeder, M. G. J., Gerdts, G. & Osborn, A. M. (2014): Spatial and seasonal variation in diversity and structure of microbial biofilms on marine plastics in Northern European waters. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 90: 478-492.
●   Salka, I., Wurzbacher, C., Garcia, S. L., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K. & Grossart, H.-P. (2014): Distribution of acI-Actinorhodopsin genes in Baltic Sea salinity gradients indicates adaptation of facultative freshwater photoheterotrophs to brackish waters. Environ. Microbiol. 16: 586-597.


●    Anderson, R., Wylezich, C., Glaubitz, S., Labrenz, M. & Jürgens, K. (2013). Impact of protist grazing on a key bacterial group for biogeochemical cycling in Baltic Sea pelagic oxic / anoxic interfaces. Environ. Microbiol. 15: 1580-1594.
●    Berg, C., Labrenz, M., Beckmann, S., Jost, G. & Jürgens, K. (2013): Acetate-utilizing bacteria at an oxic-anoxic interface in the Baltic Sea. FEMS Microb. Ecol. 85: 251-261.
●    Bruckner, C. G., Mammitzsch, K., Jost, G., Wendt, J., Labrenz, M. & Jürgens, K. (2013): Chemolithoautotrophic denitrification of epsilonproteobacteria in marine pelagic redox gradients. Environ. Microbiol. 15: 1505-1513.
●   Farnelid, H., Bentzon-Tilia, M., Andersson, A. F., Bertilsson, S., Jost, G., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K. & Riemann, L. (2013). Active nitrogen-fixing heterotrophic bacteria at and below the chemocline of the central Baltic Sea. ISME J. 7: 1413-1423.
●    Glaubitz, S., Kießlich, K., Meeske, C., Labrenz, M. & Jürgens, K. (2013). SUP05 dominates the gammaproteobacterial sulfur oxidizer assemblages in pelagic redoxclines of the central Baltic and Black Seas. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 79:2767-2776.
●    Herlemann, D. P. R., Lundin, D., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K., Zheng, Z., Aspeborg, H. & Andersson, A. F. (2013). Metagenomic de novo assembly of an aquatic representative of the verrucomicrobial class Spartobacteria. mBio 4: e00569-12.
●   Jakobs, G., Rehder, G., Jost, G., Kießlich, K., Labrenz, M. & Schmale, O. (2013). Comparative studies of pelagic microbial methane oxidation within the redox zones of the Gotland Deep and Landsort Deep (central Baltic Sea). Biogeosciences 10: 7863-7875.
●    Jost, G. & Pollehne, F. (2013): The energetic balance of microbial exploitation of pelagic redox gradients. In: Chemical structure of pelagic redox interface : observation and modeling. Ed. by E. V. Yakushev. Heidelberg: Springer (The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry; 22): 47-65.
●    Jost, G. & Wiese, J. (2013). Temporal variations in the concentrations of bacteria and their lytic phages: an example of an indigenous phage host system in Lake Plußsee, Germany. Fund. Appl. Limnol. 182: 183-190.
●    Kamyshny, A., Jr., Yakushev, E. V., Jost, G. & Podymov, O. I. (2013): Role of sulfide oxidation intermediates in the redox balance of the oxic–anoxic interface of the Gotland Deep, Baltic Sea. In: Chemical structure of pelagic redox interface : observation and modeling. Ed. by E. V. Yakushev. Heidelberg: Springer (The Handbook of Environmental Chemistry; 22): 95-119.
●    Labrenz, M., Grote, J., Mammitzsch, K., Boschker, H. T. S., Laue, M., Jost, G., Glaubitz, S. & Jürgens. K. (2013). Sulfurimonas gotlandica sp. nov., a chemoautotrophic and psychrotolerant epsilonproteobacterium isolated from a pelagic Baltic Sea redoxcline, and an emended description of the genus Sulfurimonas. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 63: 4141-4148
●    Yu, Y., Gong, T., Jost, G., Liu, W., Ye, D., Luo, Z.  (2013). Isolation and characterization of five lytic bacteriophages infecting a Vibrio strain closely related to Vibrio owensii. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 348: 112-119.
●    Zettler, M.L., Darr, A., Labrenz, M., Sagert, S., Selig, U., Siebert, U. & Stybel, N. (2013). The indicator value of organisms. In: Snoeijs, P., Schubert, H., Radziejewska, T. (Eds.): Biological Oceanography of the Baltic Sea. Springer,


●   Feike, J., Jürgens, K., Hollibaugh, J. T, Krüger, S., Jost, G. & Labrenz, M. (2012): Measuring unbiased metatranscriptomics in pelagic aerobic ammonium oxidation zones of the central Baltic Sea based on a new in situ fixation system. ISME J. 6: 461-470.
●    Glöckner F. O., Stal L. J., Sandaa R.-A., Gasol J. M., O’Gara F., Hernandez F., Labrenz M., Stoica E., Varela M. M., Bordalo A. & Pitta P. (2012): Marine microbial diversity and its role in ecosystem functioning and environmental change. Marine Board Position Paper 17. Calewaert, J.B. and McDonough N. (Eds.). Marine Board-ESF, Ostend, Belgium.
●    Grote, J., Schott, T., Bruckner, C. G., Glöckner, F. O., Jost, G., Teeling, H., Labrenz, M. & Jürgens, K. (2012): Genome and physiology of a model Epsilonproteobacterium responsible for sulfide detoxification in marine oxygen depletion zones. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 109: 506-510.
●    Hietanen S., Jäntti H., Buizert C., Jürgens K, Labrenz, M., Voss M. & Kuparinen J. (2012): Hypoxia and nitrogen processing in the Baltic Sea water column. Limnol. Ocenogr. 57: 325-337.
●    Jost, G. (2012): A comment to ‘‘The conundrum between chemoautotrophic production and
reductant and oxidant supply: A case study from the Cariaco Basin,’’ published by Li et al. (2012). Deep-Sea Res. I 70: 103-105.
●   Schernewski, G., Fischer, E., Huttula, T., Jost, G. & Ras, M. (2012): Simulation tools to support bathing water quality management: Escherichia coli bacteria in a Baltic lagoon. J. Coast. Conserv. 16: 473-488.
●    Schmale, O., Blumenberg, M., Kießlich, K., Jakobs, G., Berndmeyer, C., Labrenz, M., Thiel, V. & Rehder, G. (2012): Aerobic methanotrophy within the pelagic redox-zone of the Gotland Deep (central Baltic Sea). Biogeosciences 9: 4969-4977.


●    Herlemann, D. P. R., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K., Bertilsson, S., Waniek, J. J. & Andersson, A. F. (2011): Transitions in bacterial communities along the 2000 km salinity gradient of the Baltic Sea. ISME J. 5: 1571-1579.
●    Labrenz, M. & Druschel, G. K. (2011). Zinc. In Encyclopedia of Geobiology (Eds. Joachim Reitner and Volker Thiel). Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series 20, 905-908, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4020-9212-1_214.
●   刘斌, (Liu, Bin), Jost, G., Schmiel, J., Wolf, A., 黄翔玲, (Huang, Xiangling ), 谷力, (Gu, Li), 王玉桥, (Wang, Yuqiao)& 叶德赞, (Ye, Dezan) (2011): 源于克雷伯氏菌Klebsiella sp. AC-11的3株噬菌体的生物学特性 (Biological characteristics of 3 lytic bacteriophages from the same host Klebsiella sp. AC-11). 海洋學報 33: 147-154.
●   Stolle, C., Labrenz, M., Meeske, C. & Jürgens, K. (2011): Bacterioneuston community structure in the southern Baltic Sea and its dependence on meteorological conditions. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 77: 3726-3733.


●    Glaubitz, S., Labrenz, M., Jost, G. & Jürgens, K. (2010): Diversity of active chemolithoautotrophic prokaryotes in the sulfidic zone of a Black Sea pelagic redoxcline as determined by rRNA-based stable isotope probing. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 74: 32-41.
●    Jost, G., Martens-Habbena, W., Pollehne, F., Schnetger, B. & Labrenz, M. (2010): Anaerobic sulfur oxidation in the absence of nitrate dominates microbial chemoautotrophy beneath the pelagic chemocline of the eastern Gotland Basin, Baltic Sea. FEMS Microbiol. Ecol. 71: 226-236.
●    Labrenz, M., Sintes, E., Toetzke, F., Zumsteg, A., Herndl, G. J., Seidler, M. & Jürgens, K. (2010): Relevance of a crenarchaeotal subcluster related to Candidatus Nitrosopumilus maritimus to ammonia oxidation in the suboxic zone of the central Baltic Sea. ISME J. 4: 1496-1508.
●    Stolle, C., Nagel, K., Labrenz, M. & Jürgens, K. (2010): Succession of the sea-surface microlayer in the coastal Baltic Sea under natural and experimentally induced low-wind conditions. Biogeosciences 7: 2975-2988.


●    Glaubitz, S., Lueders, T., Abraham, W.-R., Jost, G., Jürgens, K. & Labrenz, M. (2009): 13C-isotope analyses reveal that chemolithoautotrophic Gamma- and Epsilonproteobacteria feed a microbial food web in a pelagic redoxcline of the central Baltic Sea. Environ. Microbiol. 11: 326-337.
●    Rodríguez-Martínez, R., Labrenz, M., del Campo, J., Forn, I., Jürgens, K. & Massana, R. (2009): Distribution of the uncultured protist MAST-4 in the Indian Ocean, Drake Passage and Mediterranean Sea assessed by real-time quantitative PCR. Environ. Microbiol. 11: 397-408.
●    Stolle, C., Nagel, K., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K. (2009): Bacterial activity in the sea-surface microlayer: in situ investigations in the Baltic Sea and the influence of sampling devices. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 58: 67-78.


●    Atamna-Ismaeel, N., Sabehi, G., Sharon, I., Witzel, K.-P., Labrenz, M., Jürgens, K., Barkay, T., Stomp, M., Huisman, J. & Beja, O. (2008): Widespread distribution of proteorhodopsins in freshwater and brackish ecosystems. ISME J. 2: 656-662.
●    Gasol, J. M., Pinhassi, J., Alonso-Sáez, L., Ducklow, H., Herndl, G. J., Koblízek, M., Labrenz, M., Luo, Y., Morán, X. A. G., Reinthaler, T. & Simon, M. (2008): Towards a better understanding of microbial carbon flux in the sea. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 53: 21-38
●    Grote, J., Jost, G., Labrenz, M., Herndl, G. J. & Jürgens, K. (2008): Epsilonproteobacteria represent the major portion of chemoautotrophic bacteria in sulfidic waters of pelagic redoxclines of the Baltic and Black Seas. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74: 7546-7551.
●    Jost, G., Zubkov, M. V., Yakushev, E., Labrenz, M. & Jürgens, K. (2008): High abundance and dark CO2 fixation of chemolithoautotrophic prokaryotes in anoxic waters of the Baltic Sea. Limnol. Oceanogr. 53: 14-22.
●    Salka, I., Moulisová, V., Koblížek, M., Jost, G., Jürgens, K. & Labrenz, M. (2008): Abundance, depth distribution, and composition of aerobic bacteriochlorophyll a-producing bacteria in four basins of the central Baltic Sea. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 74: 4398-4404.
●    孙佳, (Sun, Jia), 叶德赞, (Ye, Dezan), Kochel, A. & Jost, G. (2008): 裂解性弧菌噬菌体的分离及生理特性 (Isolation and physiological characteristics of lytic bacteriaphages of vibrio). 微生物学报 48: 780-784.


●    Gattinger, A., Höfle, M. G., Schloter, M., Embacher, A., Böhme, F., Munch, J. C. & Labrenz, M. (2007): Traditional cattle manure application determines abundance, diversity and activity of methanogenic Archaea in arable European soil. Environ. Microbiol. 9: 612-624.

●    Grote, J., Labrenz, M., Pfeiffer, B., Jost, G. & Jürgens, K. (2007): Quantitative distributions of Epsilonproteobacteria and a Sulfurimonas subgroup in pelagic redoxclines of the central Baltic Sea. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 73: 7155-7161.

●    Jost, G., Clement, B., Pakhomova, S. & Yakushev, E. V. (2007): Field studies of anoxic conditions in the Baltic Sea during the cruise of R/V Professor Albrecht Penck in July 2006. Oceanology 47: 590-593.

●    Labrenz, M., Jost, G. & Jürgens, K. (2007) Distribution of abundant prokaryotic organisms in the water column of the central Baltic Sea with an oxic-anoxic interface. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 46: 177-190.
●    Yakushev, E. V., Pollehne, F., Jost, G., Kuznetsov, I., Schneider, B. & Umlauf, L. (2007): Analysis of the water column oxic/anoxic interface in the Black and Baltic seas with a numerical model. Mar. Chem. 107: 388-410.


●    Brettar, I., Labrenz, M., Flavier, S., Bötel, J., Kuosa, H., Christen, R. & Höfle, M. G. (2006): Identification of a Thiomicrospira denitrificans-like epsilonproteobacterium as a catalyst for autotrophic denitrification in the central Baltic Sea. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 72: 1364-1372.

●    Masín, M., Zdun, A., Ston-Egiert, J., Nausch, M., Labrenz, M., Moulisová, V. & Koblízek, M. (2006): Seasonal changes and diversity of aerobic anoxygenic phototrophs in the Baltic Sea. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 45: 247-254.

●    Yakushev, E. V., Pollehne, F., Jost, G., Kuznetsov, I., Schneider, B. & Umlauf, L. (2006): Redox Layer Model (ROLM) : a tool for analysis of the water column oxic/anoxic interface processes. Mar. Sci. Reports 68: 1-54.


●    Höfle, M. G., Flavier, S., Christen, R., Bötel, J., Labrenz, M. & Brettar, I. (2005): Retrieval of nearly complete 16S rRNA gene sequences from environmental DNA following 16S rRNA-based community fingerprinting. Environ. Microbiol. 7: 670-675.

●    Labrenz, M., Jost, G., Pohl, C., Beckmann, S., Martens-Habbena, W. & Jürgens, K. (2005): Impact of different in vitro electron donor/acceptor conditions on potential chemolithoautotrophic communities from marine pelagic redoxclines. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 71: 6664-6672.

●    Labrenz, M., Lawson, P. A., Tindall, B. J., Collins, M. D. & Hirsch, P. (2005): Roseisalinus antarcticus gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel aerobic bacteriochlorophyll a-producing α-proteobacterium isolated from hypersaline Ekho Lake, Antarctica. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 55: 41-47.


●    Labrenz, M. (2004): Living science: Peter Hirsch celebrates his 75th birthday. Microb. Ecol. 47: 197-199.
●    Labrenz, M. & Banfield, J. F. (2004): Sulfate-reducing bacteria-dominated biofilms that precipitate ZnS in a subsurface circumneutral-pH mine drainage system. Microb. Ecol. 47: 205-217.

●    Labrenz, M., Brettar, I., Christen, R., Flavier, S., Bötel, J. & Höfle, M. G. (2004): Development and application of a real-time PCR approach for quantification of uncultured bacteria in the central Baltic Sea. Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 70: 4971-4979.

●    Wolf, A., Zheng, T. L., Witzel, K.-P. & Jost, G. (2004): Impact of initial phage/host ratio and nutrient addition on coexistence in a phage-host system. Aquat. Microb. Ecol. 35: 131-139.


●    Labrenz, M., Lawson, P. A., Tindall, B. J., Collins, M. D. & Hirsch, P. (2003): Saccharospirillum impatiens gen. nov., sp nov., a novel γ-Proteobacterium isolated from hypersaline Ekho Lake (East Antarctica). Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 53: 653-660.

●    Neretin, L. N., Pohl, C., Jost, G., Leipe, T. & Pollehne, F. (2003): Manganese cycling in the Gotland Deep, Baltic Sea. Mar. Chem. 82: 125-143.

●    Wolf, A., Wiese, J., Jost, G. & Witzel, K.-P. (2003): Wide geographic distribution of bacteriophages that lyse the same indigenous freshwater isolate (Sphingomonas sp. strain B18). Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 69: 2395-2398.


●    Collins, M. D., Lawson, P. A., Labrenz, M., Tindall, B. J., Weiss, N. & Hirsch, P. (2002): Nesterenkonia lacusekhoensis sp. nov., isolated from hypersaline Ekho Lake, East Antarctica, and emended description of the genus Nesterenkonia. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 52: 1145-1150.

●    Druschel, G. K., Labrenz, M., Thomsen-Ebert, T., Fowle, D. A. & Banfield, J. F. (2002): Geochemical Modeling of ZnS in biofilms: An example of ore depositional processes. Econ. Geol. 97: 1319-1329.


●    De Stasio, G., Gilbert, B., Frazer, B. H., Nealson, K. H., Conrad, P. G., Livi, V., Labrenz, M. & Banfield, J. F. (2001): The multidisciplinarity of spectromicroscopy: from geomicrobiology to archaeology. J. Electron. Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom. 114-116: 997-1003.

●    Labrenz, M. & Hirsch, P. (2001): Physiological diversity and adaptations of aerobic heterotrophic bacteria from different depths of hypersaline, heliothermal and meromictic Ekho Lake (East Antarctica). Polar Biol. 24: 320-327.


●    Bothe, H., Jost, G., Schloter, M., Ward, B. B. & Witzel, K.-P. (2000): Molecular analysis of ammonia oxidation and denitrification in natural environments. FEMS Microbiol. Rev. 24: 673-690.

●    Labrenz, M., Druschel, G. K., Thomsen-Ebert, T., Gilbert, B., Welch, S. A., Kemner, K. M., Logan, G. A., Summons, R. E., De Stasio, G., Bond, P. L., Lai, B., Kelly, S. D. & Banfield, J. F. (2000): Formation of sphalerite (ZnS) deposits in natural biofilms of sulfate-reducing bacteria. Science 290: 1744-1747.

●    Labrenz, M., Tindall, B. J., Lawson, P. A., Collins, M. D., Schumann, P. & Hirsch, P. (2000): Staleya guttiformis gen. nov., sp. nov. and Sulfitobacter brevis sp. nov., a-3-Proteobacteria from hypersaline, heliothermal and meromictic Antarctic Ekho Lake. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 50: 303-313.

●    Lawson, P. A., Collins, M. D., Schumann, P., Tindall, B. J., Hirsch, P. & Labrenz, M. (2000): New LL-diaminopimelic acid-containing actinomycetes from hypersaline, heliothermal and meromictic Antarctic Ekho Lake: Nocardioides aquaticus sp. nov. and Friedmanniella lacustris sp. nov. . System. Appl. Microbiol. 23: 219-229.

●    Söller, R., Hirsch, P., Blohm, D. & Labrenz, M. (2000): Differentiation of newly described Antarctic bacterial isolates related to Roseobacter species based on 16S-23S rDNA internal transcribed spacer sequences. Int. J. Syst. Evol. Microbiol. 50: 909-915.

1999 und früher

●    Labrenz, M., Collins, M. D., Lawson, P. A., Tindall, B. J., Schumann, P. & Hirsch, P. (1999): Roseovarius tolerans gen. nov., sp. nov., a budding bacterium with variable bacteriochlorophyll a production from hypersaline Ekho Lake. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 49: 137-147. 
●    Labrenz, M., Collins, M. D., Lawson, P. A., Tindall, B. J., Braker, G. & Hirsch, P. (1998): Antarctobacter heliothermus gen. nov., sp. nov., a budding bacterium from hypersaline and heliothermal Ekho Lake. Int. J. Syst. Bacteriol. 48: 1363-1372.
●    Jost, G. & Pollehne, F. (1998): Coupling of autotrophic and heterotrophic processes in a Baltic estuarine mixing gradient (Pomeranian Bight). Hydrobiologia 363: 107-115.
●    Schiewer, U., Arndt, H., Heerkloss, R., Jost, G., Walter, T. & Wasmund, N. (1996): Experiments with controlled carbon flux variations in shallow brackish waters. Rostock. Meeresbiol. Beitr. 4: 57-65.
●    Pollehne, F., Busch, S., Jost, G., Meyer Harms, B., Nausch, M., Reckermann, M., Schaening, P., Setzkorn, D., Wasmund, N. & Witek, Z. (1995): Primary production patterns and heterotrophic use of organic material in the Pomeranian Bay (southern Baltic). Bull. Sea Fish. Inst. Gdynia 136: 43-60.

●    Schiewer, U., Schumann, R., Jost, G. & Sievert, C. (1991): Microbial food web dynamics in tideless eutrophic estuaries of the Baltic Sea. Kiel. Meeresforsch. (Suppl.) 8: 20-28.

●    Schiewer, U. & Jost, G. (1991): The microbial food web in eutrophic shallow estuaries of the Baltic Sea. Int. Rev. gesamt. Hydrobio. 76: 339-350.

●    Jost, G. (1991): Annual changes in some bacteriological parameters of a eutrophic estuary in the Southern Baltic Sea. Kiel. Meeresforsch. (Suppl.) 8: 34-41.
●    Schiewer, U., Arndt, H., Jost, G., Heerkloss, R. & Wasmund, N. (1990): Carbon flux dynamics in a shallow eutrophic estuary. Limnologica 20: 95-100.
●    Arndt, H., Schiewer, U., Jost, G., Wasmund, N., Walter, T., Heerkloss, R., Arlt, G. & Arndt, E. A. (1990): The importance of pelagic and benthic microfauna in a shallow-water community of the Darss-Zingst Estuary, southern Baltic, during mesocosm experiments. Limnologica 20: 101-106.

●    Arndt, H., Jost, G. & Wasmund, N. (1990): Dynamics of pelagic ciliates in eutrophic estuarine waters: Importance of functional groups among ciliates and responses to bacterial and phytoplankton production. Arch. Hydrobiol. Beih. Ergeb. Limnol. 34: 239-245.
●    Jost, G. & Herbst, E. (1988): Estimation of the parameters of heterotrophic potential under conditions of a short turnover time. Arch. Hydrobiol. Beih. Ergeb. Limnol. 31: 79-85.

●    Jost, G. & Ballin, G. (1984): Seasonal changes in bacteriological parameters at a station in the chain of shallow waters (boddens), south of the Darss-Zingst Peninsula (South Baltic). Limnologica 15: 597-603.