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Microbial Ecophysiology

The Microbial Ecophysiology group at the University of Bremen is part of the Bremen Marine Ecology Centre for Research & Education (BreMarE) and associated with MARUM, Center for Marine Environmental Sciences. Our main research interests are anaerobic microbial processes in sediments and soils, and the functional biodiversity of microorganisms involved.


We congratulate Dr. Christina Pavloudi to the 2017 achieved dual PhD degree: University of Bremen + Ghent University

Michael W. Friedrich has joined the Editorial Board of PeerJ

New publications

Pop Ristova P, Pichler T, Friedrich MW, Bühring SI (2017) Bacterial diversity and biogeochemistry of two marine shallow-water hydrothermal systems off Dominica (Lesser Antil). Frontiers Microbiology

Serrano W, Tarazona UI, Olaechea RM, Michael W. Friedrich MW (2017) Draft genome sequence of Vibrio sp. strain V1B isolated from the gut microflora of the scallop Argopecten purpuratus. GenomeA

Stempfhuber B, Richter-Heitmann T, Bienek L, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Friedrich MW,  Schulz S,  Schloter M (2017) Soil pH and plant diversity drive co-occurrence patterns of ammonia and nitrite oxidizer in soils from forest ecosystems. Biol Fertil Soils doi: 10.1007/s00374-017-1215-z

Pavloudi C, Oulas A, Vasileiadou K, Kotoulas G, De Troch M, Friedrich MW, Arvanitidis C (2017) Diversity and abundance of sulfate‐reducing microorganisms in a Mediterranean lagoonal complex (Amvrakikos Gulf, Ionian Sea) derived from dsrB gene. Aquat Microb Ecol  doi:10.3354/ame01829

Reyes C, Schneider D, Thürmer A, Kulkarni A, Lipka M, Sztejrenszus SY, Böttcher ME, Daniel R, Friedrich MW (2017) Potentially Active Iron, Sulfur, and Sulfate Reducing Bacteria in Skagerrak and Bothnian Bay Sediments. Geomicrobiol J doi: 10.1080/01490451.2017.1281360

Reyes C, Schneider D, Lipka M, Thürmer A, Böttcher ME, Friedrich MW (2017) Nitrogen Metabolism Genes from Temperate Marine Sediments. Marine Biotechnology 19:175-190 doi:10.1007/s10126-017-9741-0

Oni OE, Friedrich MW (2017) Metal Oxide Reduction Linked to Anaerobic Methane Oxidation. Trends in Microbiology

Top 10 most viewed Frontiers in Microbiology in May 2016
Tim's new paper in Frontiers in Microbiology is among the top 10 most viewed articles in May 2016.