Geomicrobiology group publication


Geomicrobiology Group


  1. Lahme, S., Callbeck, C.M., Eland, L.E., Wipat, A., Enning, D., Head, I.M., Hubert, C.R.J. Comparison of sulfide‐oxidizing Sulfurimonas strains reveals a new mode of thiosulfate formation in subsurface environments. Environmental Microbiology, (2019) doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14894

  2. Bell, E., Sherry, A., Pilloni, G.,  Suárez‐Suárez, A., Cramm, M.A., Cueto, G., Head, I.M., Hubert, C.R.J. Sediment cooling triggers germination and sulfate reduction by heat‐resistant thermophilic spore‐forming bacteria. Environmental Microbiology 22, 456-465 (2019) doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14866

  3. Cramm, M.A., Chakraborty, A., Li, C., Ruff, E., Jørgensen, B.B., Hubert, C.R.J. Freezing tolerance of thermophilic bacterial endospores in marine sediments. Front Microbiol 10, 945 (2019) doi:10.3389/fmicb.2019.00945

  4. Dong, X., Greening, C., Rattray, J.E., Chakraborty, A., Chuvochina, M., Mayumi, D., Dolfing, J., Li., C, Brooks, J.M., Bernard, B.B., Groves, R.A., Lewis, I.A., Hubert, C.R.J. Metabolic potential of uncultured bacteria and archaea associated with petroleum seepage in deep-sea sediments. Nat Commun 10, 1816 (2019) doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09747-0

  5. Hanson, C.A., Mueller, A.L., Loy, A., Dona, C., Appel, R., Jørgensen, B.B., Hubert, C.R.J. Historical Factors Associated With Past Environments Influence the Biogeography of Thermophilic Endospores in Arctic Marine Sediments. Front Microbiol 10, 245 (2019) doi:10.3389/fmicb.2019.00245

  6. Carlson, H.K., Hubert, C.R.J. Mechanisms and Monitoring of Oil Reservoir Souring Control by Nitrate or Perchlorate Injection. McGenity T. (eds) Microbial Communities Utilizing Hydrocarbons and Lipids: Members, Metagenomics and Ecophysiology. Handbook of Hydrocarbon and Lipid Microbiology, (2019) doi:10.1007/978-3-319-60063-5_17-1

  7. Lahme, S., Enning, D., Callbeck, C.M., Menendez Vega, D., Curtis, T.P., Head, I.M., Hubert, C.R.J. Metabolites of an oil field sulfide-oxidizing, nitrate-reducing Sulfurimonas sp. cause severe corrosion. Appl Environ Microbiol 85, e01891-18 (2019) doi:10.1128/AEM.01891-18

  8. Wasmund, K., Pelikan, C., Watzka, M., Richter, A., Noel, A., Hubert, C.R.J., Rattei, T.M Hofmann, T., Herbold, C.W., Loy, A. DNA-foraging bacteria in the seafloor. bioRxiv 528695, (2019) doi:10.1101/528695


  1. Chakraborty, A., Ellefson, E., Li, C., Gittins, D., Brooks, J.M., Bernard, B.B., Hubert, C.R.J. Thermophilic endospores associated with migrated thermogenic hydrocarbons in deep Gulf of Mexico marine sediments. ISME J 12, 1895–1906 (2018) doi:10.1038/s41396-018-0108-y

  2. Bell, E., Blake, L.I., Sherry, A., Head, I.M., Hubert, C.R.J. Distribution of thermophilic endospores in a temperate estuary indicate that dispersal history structures sediment microbial communities. Environmental Microbiology 20, 1134-1147 (2018) doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14056


  1. Dolfing, J., Hubert, C.R.J. Using Thermodynamics to Predict the Outcomes of Nitrate-Based Oil Reservoir Souring Control Interventions. Front Microbiol 8, 2575 (2017) doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.02575
  2. Wehrmann, L.M., Riedinger, N., Brunner, B., Kamyshny A., Hubert, C.R.J., Herbert, L.C., Brüchert, V., Jørgensen, B.B.,Ferdelman, T.G., Formolo, M.J. Iron-controlled oxidative sulfur cycling recorded in the distribution and isotopic composition of sulfur species in glacially influenced fjord sediments of west Svalbard. Chemical Geology 466, 678-695 (2017) doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.06.013
  3. Saad, S., Bhatnagar, S., Tegetmeyer, H.E., Geelhoed, J.S., Strous, M., Ruff, S.E. Transient exposure to oxygen or nitrate reveals ecophysiology of fermentative and sulfate‐reducing benthic microbial populations. Environ Microbiol 19, 4866–4881 (2017) doi:10.1111/1462-2920.13895
  4. Rosa de Rezende, J., Hubert, C.R.J., Røy, H., Kjeldsen, K.U., Jørgensen, B.B. Estimating the abundance of endospores of sulfate-reducing bacteria in environmental samples by inducing germination and exponential growth. Geomicrobiology Journal 34, 338-345 (2017) doi:10.1080/01490451.2016.1190805


  1. Robador, A., Müller, A., Sawicka, J., Berry, D., Hubert, C.R.J., et al. Activity and community structures of sulfate-reducing microorganisms in polar, temperate and tropical marine sediments. ISME J 10, 796–809 (2016) doi:10.1038/ismej.2015.157

  2. McCann, C.M., Wade, M.J., Gray, N.D., Roberts, J.A., Hubert, C.R.J., Graham D.W. Microbial communities in a high arctic polar desert landscape. Front Microbiol 7, 419 (2016) doi:10.3389/fmicb.2016.00419


  1. Tan, B., Jane Fowler, S., Abu Laban, N., Dong, X., Sensen, C.W., Foght, J., Gieg, L.M. Comparative analysis of metagenomes from three methanogenic hydrocarbon-degrading enrichment cultures with 41 environmental samples. ISME J 9, 2028-2045 (2015) doi:10.1038/ismej.2015.22.

  2. Abu Laban, N., Dao, A., and Foght, J. DNA Stable-Isotope Probing of Oil Sands Tailings Pond Enrichment cultures Reveals Different Key Players for Toluene Degradation Under methanogenic and Sulfidogenic Conditions. FEMS Microbial Ecology 91, (2015) doi:10.1093/femsec/fiv039

  3. O'sullivan, L.A., Roussel, E.G., Weightman, A.J., Webster, G., Hubert, C.R.J., Bell, E., Head, I., Sass, H., Parkes, R.J. Survival of Desulfotomaculum spores from estuarine sediments after serial autoclaving and high-temperature exposure. ISME J 9, 922-933 (2015) doi:10.1038/ismej.2014.190

  4. Abu Laban, N., Tan, B., Dao, A., and Foght, J. Draft Genome Sequence of Uncultivated Desulfosporosinus sp. Strain Tol-M, Obtained by Stable Isotope Probing Using [13C6] Toluene. Genome Announcements 3, e10422-14 (2015) doi:10.1128/genomeA.01422-14

  5. Abu Laban, N., Tan, B., Dao, A., and Foght, J. Draft Genome Sequence of Uncultivated Toluene-Degrading Desulfobulbaceae Bacterium Tol-SR, Obtained by Stable Isotope Probing Using [13C6] Toluene. Genome Announcements 3, e10423-14 (2015) doi:10.1128/genomeA.01423-14


  1. Abu Laban, N., Semple, K., Dao, A., and Foght, J. Biodegradation of C7 and C8 iso-Alkanes under Methanogenic Conditions. Environmental Microbiology, (2014) doi:10.1111/1462-2920.12643

  2. Tan, B., Charchunk, R., Li, C., Nesbø, C., Abu Laban, N., and Foght, J. Draft Genome Sequence of Uncultivated Firmicutes (Peptococcaceae SCADC) Single Cells Sorted from Methanogenic Alkane-Degrading Cultures. Genome Announcements 2, e00909-14 (2014) doi:10.1128/genomeA.00909-14

  3. Müller, A.L., Rosa De Rezende, J., Hubert, C.R.J., Kjeldsen, K.U., Lagkouvardos, I., Berry, D., Jørgensen, B.B., Loy, A. Endospores of thermophilic bacteria as tracers of microbial dispersal by ocean currents. ISME J 8, 1153-1165 (2014) doi:10.1038/ismej.2013.225