Publikationsübersicht: Bibliothek Universität Oldenburg


Zark M, Christoffers J and Dittmar T (2017) Molecular properties of deep-sea dissolved organic matter are predictable by the central limit theorem: Evidence from tandem FT-ICR-MS. Marine Chemistry 191:9-15.

Ward ND, Bianchi TS, Medeiros PM, Seidel M, Richey JE, Keil RG and Sawakuchi HO (2017) Where carbon goes when water flows: carbon cycling across the aquatic continuum. Frontiers in Marine Science 4:doi:10.3389/fmars.2017.00007.

Stubbins A, Silva LM, Dittmar T and Van Stan JT (2017) Molecular and Optical Properties of Tree-Derived Dissolved Organic Matter in Throughfall and Stemflow from Live Oaks and Eastern Red Cedar. Frontiers in Earth Science 5:1-13.

Stubbins A, Mann PJ, Powers L, Bittar TB, Dittmar T, McIntyre CP, Eglinton TI, Zimov N and Spencer RGM (2017) Low photolability of yedoma permafrost dissolved organic carbon. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences 122:200-211.

Sperling M, Piontek J, Engel A, Wiltshire KH, Niggemann J, Gerdts G and Wichels A (2017) Combined carbohydrates support rich communities of particle-associated marine bacterioplankton. Frontiers in Microbiology 8:doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.00065.

Seidel M, Manecki M, Herlemann D, Deutsch B, Schulz-Bull D, Jürgens K and Dittmar T (2017) Composition and transformation of dissolved organic matter in the Baltic Sea. Frontiers in Earth Science - Marine Biogeochemistry.

Romano S, Bondarev V, Koelling M, Dittmar T and Schulz-Vogt HN (2017) Phosphate Limitation Triggers the Dissolution of Precipitated Iron by the Marine Bacterium Pseudovibrio sp FO-BEG1. Frontiers in Microbiology 8.

Poulin BA, Ryan JN, Nagy KL, Stubbins A, Dittmar T, Orem W, Krabbenhoft DP and Aiken GR (2017) Spatial Dependence of Reduced Sulfur in Everglades Dissolved Organic Matter Controlled by Sulfate Enrichment. Environmental science & technology.

Pop Ristova P, Bienhold C, Wenzhöfer F, Rossel PE and Boetius A (2017) Temporal and spatial variations of bacterial and faunal communities associated with deep-sea wood falls. PLOS ONE 12:e0169906.

Medeiros PM, Seidel M, Gifford SM, Ballantyne F, Dittmar T, Whitman WB and Moran MA (2017) Microbially-Mediated Transformations of Estuarine Dissolved Organic Matter. Frontiers in Marine Science 4:69.

Medeiros PM, Babcock-Adams L, Seidel M, Castelao RM, Di Iorio D, Hollibaugh JT and Dittmar T (2017) Export of terrigenous dissolved organic matter in a broad continental shelf. Limnology and Oceanography.

Marques JSJ, Dittmar T, Niggemann J, de Almeida M, Gomez-Saez GV and de Rezende C (2017) Dissolved black carbon in the headwaters-to-ocean continuum of Paraíba do Sul River, Brazil. Frontiers in Earth Science 5:10.3389/feart.2017.00011.

Linkhorst A, Dittmar T and Waska H (2017) Molecular Fractionation of Dissolved Organic Matter in a Shallow Subterranean Estuary: The Role of the Iron Curtain. Environmental Science & Technology 51:1312-1320.

Dittmar T and Arnosti C (2017) An inseparable liaison: marine microbes and nonliving organic matter. In: Gasol J, Kirchman DL, Editors. Microbial Ecology of the Ocean. 3rd edition. Wiley.

Böning P, Ehlert C, Niggemann J, Schnetger B and Pahnke K (2017) Thallium dynamics in the Weser estuary (NW Germany). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 187:146-151.

Beck M, Reckhardt A, Amelsberg J, Bartholomä A, Brumsack H-J, Cypionka H, Dittmar T, Engelen B, Greskowiak J, Hillebrand H, Holtappels M, Neuholz R, Köster J, Kuypers MMM, Massmann G, Meier D, Niggemann J, Paffrath R, Pahnke K, Rovo S, Striebel M, Vandieken V, Wehrmann A and Zielinski O (2017) The drivers of biogeochemistry in beach ecosystems: A cross-shore transect from the dunes to the low-water line. Marine Chemistry 190:35-50.



Waska H, Koschinsky A and Dittmar T (2016) Fe- and Cu-complex formation with artificial ligands investigated by ultra-high resolution Fourier-transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR-MS): Implications for natural metal-organic complex studies. Frontiers in Marine Science 3:1-19.

Seifert AG, Roth VN, Dittmar T, Gleixner G, Breuer L, Houska T and Marxsen J (2016) Comparing molecular composition of dissolved organic matter in soil and stream water: Influence of land use and chemical characteristics. Science of the Total Environment 571:142-152.

Seidel M, Kleindienst S, Dittmar T, Joye SB and Medeiros PM (2016) Biodegradation of crude oil and dispersants in deep seawater from the Gulf of Mexico: Insights from ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 129:108-118.

Seidel M, Dittmar T, Ward ND, Krusche AV, Richey JE, Yager PL and Medeiros PM (2016) Seasonal and spatial variability of dissolved organic matter composition in the lower Amazon River. Biogeochemistry 131:281-302.

Schulz J, Mentges A and Zielinski O (2016) Deriving image features for autonomous classification from time-series recurrence plots. Journal of the European Optical Society-Rapid Publications 12:5.

Santín C, Doerr SH, Kane ES, Masiello CA, Ohlson M, de la Rosa JM, Preston CM and Dittmar T (2016) Towards a global assessment of pyrogenic carbon from vegetation fires. Global Change Biology 22:76-91.

Rossel PE, Bienhold C, Boetius A and Dittmar T (2016) Dissolved organic matter in pore water of Arctic Ocean sediments: Environmental influence on molecular composition. Organic Geochemistry 97:41-52.

Riedel T, Zark M, Vähätalo AV, Niggemann J, Spencer RGM, Hernes PJ and Dittmar T (2016) Molecular signatures of biogeochemical transformations in dissolved organic matter from ten world rivers. Frontiers in Earth Science 4:1-16.

Riedel T and Weber TKD (2016) The chemical potential of water in soils and sediments. Soil Science Society of America Journal 80:79-83.

Reyes C, Dellwig O, Dähnke K, Gehre M, Noriega-Ortega BE, Böttcher ME, Meister P, Friedrich MW and Lueders T (2016) Bacterial communities potentially involved in iron-cycling in Baltic Sea and North Sea sediments revealed by pyrosequencing. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 92:fiw054-fiw054.

Osterholz H, Singer G, Wemheuer B, Daniel R, Simon M, Niggemann J and Dittmar T (2016) Deciphering associations between dissolved organic molecules and bacterial communities in a pelagic marine system. ISME Journal 10:1717-1730.

Osterholz H, Kirchman DL, Niggemann J and Dittmar T (2016) Environmental drivers of dissolved organic matter molecular composition in the Delaware estuary. Frontiers in Earth Science 4:doi: 10.3389/feart.2016.00095.

Moran MA, Kujawinski EB, Stubbins A, Fatland R, Aluwihare LI, Buchan A, Crump BC, Dorrestein PC, Dyhrman ST, Hess NJ, Howe B, Longnecker K, Medeiros PM, Niggemann J, Obernosterer I, Repeta DJ and Waldbauer JR (2016) Deciphering ocean carbon in a changing world. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113:3143-3151.

Medeiros PM, Seidel M, Niggemann J, Spencer RGM, Hernes PJ, Yager PL, Miller WL, Dittmar T and Hansell DA (2016) A novel molecular approach for tracing terrigenous dissolved organic matter into the deep ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 30:689-699.

Malik AA, Roth VN, Hébert M, Tremblay L, Dittmar T and Gleixner G (2016) Linking molecular size, composition and carbon turnover of extractable soil microbial compounds. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 100:66-73.

Lucas J, Koester I, Wichels A, Niggemann J, Dittmar T, Callies U, Wiltshire KH and Gerdts G (2016) Short-term dynamics of north sea bacterioplankton-dissolved organic matter coherence on molecular level. Frontiers in Microbiology 7.

Linkhorst A, Dittmar T and Waska H (2016) Molecular fractionation of dissolved organic matter in a shallow subterranean estuary: the role of the iron curtain. Environmental Science & Technology:doi:10.1021/acs.est.1026b03608.

Koch BP and Dittmar T (2016) Erratum: From mass to structure: An aromaticity index for high-resolution mass data of natural organic matter (Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry (2006) 20 (926-932) DOI: 10.1002/rcm.2386). Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 30:250.

Kleindienst S, Seidel M, Ziervogel K, Grim S, Loftis K, Harrison S, Malkin SY, Perkins MJ, Field J, Sogin ML, Dittmar T, Passow U, Medeiros P and Joye SB (2016) Ability of chemical dispersants to reduce oil spill impacts remains unclear. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113:E1422-E1423.

Hawkes JA, Hansen CT, Goldhammer T, Bach W and Dittmar T (2016) Molecular alteration of marine dissolved organic matter under experimental hydrothermal conditions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 175:68-85.

Hawkes JA, Dittmar T, Patriarca C, Tranvik L and Bergquist J (2016) Evaluation of the orbitrap mass spectrometer for the molecular fingerprinting analysis of natural dissolved organic matter. Analytical Chemistry 88:7698-7704.

Gomez-Saez GV, Niggemann J, Dittmar T, Pohlabeln AM, Lang SQ, Noowong A, Pichler T, Wörmer L and Bühring SI (2016) Molecular evidence for abiotic sulfurization of dissolved organic matter in marine shallow hydrothermal systems. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 190:35-52.

Bach LT, Taucher J, Boxhammer T, …, Dittmar T, …, Köster I, …, Zark M and Riebesell U (2016) Influence of ocean acidification on a natural winter-to-summer plankton succession: First insights from a long-term mesocosm study draw attention to periods of low nutrient concentrations. PLoS ONE 11:e0159068. 0159061-0159033.


Arrieta JM, Mayol E, Hansman RL, Herndl GJ, Dittmar T and Duarte CM (2015) Response to comment on “Dilution limits dissolved organic carbon utilization in the deep ocean”. Science 350, 6267, 1483-b, 1-2.

Suryaputra IGNA, Santos IR, Huettel M, Burnett WC and Dittmar T (2015) Non-conservative behavior of fluorescent dissolved organic matter (FDOM) within a subterranean estuary. Continental Shelf Research 110, 183-190.

Wagner S, Jaffe R, Cawley K, Dittmar T and Stubbins A (2015) Associations between the molecular and optical properties of dissolved organic matter in the Florida Everglades, a model coastal wetland system. Frontiers in Chemistry 3, 66, 1-14.

Gomez-Saez GV, Riedel T, Niggemann J, Pichler T, Dittmar T and Bühring SI (2015) Interaction between iron and dissolved organic matter in a marine shallow hydrothermal system off Dominica Island (Lesser Antilles). Marine Chemistry 177, 677-686.

Stubbins A, Spencer RGM, Mann PJ, Holmes RM, McClelland JW, Niggemann J and Dittmar T (2015) Utilizing colored dissolved organic matter to derive dissolved black carbon export by Arctic Rivers. Frontiers in Earth Science 3, 63, 1-11.

Seidel M, Beck M, Greskowiak J, Riedel T, Waska H, Suryaputra IGNA, Schnetger B, Niggemann J, Simon M and Dittmar T (2015) Benthic-pelagic coupling of nutrients and dissolved organic matter composition in an intertidal sandy beach. Marine Chemistry 176, 150-163.

Zark M, Riebesell U and Dittmar T (2015) Effects of ocean acidification on marine dissolved organic matter are not detectable over the succession of phytoplankton blooms. Science Advances 1 (9), e1500531, 1-7.

Hawkes JA, Rossel PE, Stubbins A, Butterfield D, Connelly DP, Achterberg EP, Koschinsky A, Chavagnac V, Hansen CT, Bach W and Dittmar T (2015) Efficient removal of recalcitrant deep-ocean dissolved organic matter during hydrothermal circulation. Nature Geoscience 8, 856-860.

Kim T-H, Kim G, Lee S-A and Dittmar T (2015) Extraordinary slow degradation of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) in a cold marginal sea. Scientific Reports. 5 (13808) 1-6. DOI: 10.1038/srep13808.

Chmiel H, Niggemann J, Kokic J, Ferland M-E, Dittmar T, Sobek S (2015) Uncoupled organic matter burial and quality in boreal lake sediments over the Holocene. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences 9, 1751-1763.

Rossel  PE, Stubbins A, Hach PF and Dittmar T (2015) Bioavailability and molecular composition of dissolved organic matter from a diffuse hydrothermal system. Marine Chemistry 177, 257-266.

Stubbins A and Dittmar T (2015) Illuminating the deep: Molecular signatures of photochemical alteration of dissolved organic matter from North Atlantic Deep Water. Marine Chemistry 177, 318-324.

Seidel  M, Yager PL, Ward ND, Carpenter EJ, Gomes HR, Krusche AV, Richey JE and Dittmar T, Medeiros PM (2015) Molecular-level changes of dissolved organic matter along the Amazon River-to-ocean continuum. Marine Chemistry 177, 218-231.

Wagner S, Riedel T, Niggemann J, Vähätalo A, Dittmar T and Jaffé R (2015) Linking the molecular signature of heteroatomic dissolved organic matter to watershed characteristics in world rivers. Environmental Science and Technology 49 (23), 13798-13806.

Benavides M, Moisander PH, Berthelot H, Dittmar T, Grosso O and Bonnet S (2015) Mesopelagic N2 fixation related to organic matter composition in the Solomon and Bismarck Seas (Southwest Pacific). PLOS One. 10 (12) e014377, 1-19.

Hansman RL, Dittmar T and Herndl GJ (2015) Conservation of dissolved organic matter molecular composition during mixing of the deep water masses of the northeast Atlantic Ocean. Marine Chemistry 177, 288-297.

Kleindienst S, Seidel M, Ziervogel K, Grim S, Loftis K, Harrison S, Malkin SY, Perkins MJ, Field J, Sogin ML, Dittmar T, Passow U, Medeiros PM and Joye SB (2015) Chemical dispersants can suppress the activity of natural oil-degrading microorganisms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS 112 (48), 14900-14905.

Hansman RL, Dittmar T and Herndl GJ (2015) Conservation of dissolved organic matter molecular composition during mixing of the deep water masses of the northeast Atlantic Ocean. Marine Chemistry. DOI:10.1016/j.marchem.2015.06.001.

Medeiros PM, Seidel M, Ward ND, Carpenter EJ, Gomes HR, Niggemann J, Krusche AV, Richey JE, Yager PL and Dittmar T (2015) Fate of the Amazon River dissolved organic matter in the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 29, 677-690.

Osterholz H, Niggemann J, Giebel H-A, Simon M and Dittmar T (2015) Inefficient microbial production of refractory dissolved organic matter in the ocean. Nature Communications 6, 7422, 1-8.

Kellerman A, Kothawala DN, Dittmar T and Tranvik LJ (2015) Persistence of dissolved organic matter in lakes related to its molecular characteristics. Nature Geoscience 8, 454-457.

De la Cruz F, Dittmar T, Niggemann J, Osburn C and Barlaz MA (2015) Evaluation of copper oxide oxidation for quantification of lignin in municipal solid waste. Environmental Engineering Science 32 (6), 486-496.

Spencer RGM, Mann PJ, Dittmar T, Eglinton TI, McIntyre C, Holmes RM, Zimov N and Stubbins A (2015) Detecting the signature of permafrost thaw in Arctic rivers. Geophysical Research Letters 42 (8) 2830-2835.

Waska H, Koschinsky A, Ruiz Chancho MJ and Dittmar T (2015) Investigating the potential of solid-phase extraction and Fourier-transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (FT-ICR-MS) for the isolation and identification of dissolved metal-organic complexes from natural waters. Marine Chemistry 173, 78-92.

Medeiros PM, Seidel M, Powers LC, Dittmar T, Hansell DA and Miller WL (2015) Dissolved organic matter composition and photochemical transformations in the northern North Pacific Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters 42, 863-870.

Roth V-N, Dittmar T, Gaupp R and Gleixner G (2015) The molecular composition of dissolved organic matter in forest soils as a function of pH and temperature. PLOS One 10 (3) e0119188, 1-23.

Schwedt A, Seidel M, Dittmar T, Simon M, Bondarev V, Romano S, Lavik G and Schulz-Vogt HN (2015) Substrate use of Pseudovibrio sp. growing in ultra-oligotrophic seawater. PLOS One 10 (3) e0121675, 1-16.

Reckhardt A, Beck M, Seidel M, Riedel T, Wehrmann A, Bartholomä A, Schnetger B, Dittmar T and Brumsack HJ (2015) Carbon, nutrient and trace metal cycling in sandy sediments: A comparison of high-energy beaches and backbarrier tidal flats. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 159, 1-14.

Arrieta JM, Mayol E, Hansman RL, Herndl GJ, Dittmar T and Duarte CM (2015) Dilution limits dissolved organic carbon utilization in the deep ocean. Science 348, 6232, 331-333.

Santos IR, Beck M, Brumsack HJ, Maher DT, Dittmar T, Waska H and Schnetger B (2015) Porewater exchange as a driver of carbon dynamics across a terrestrial-marine transect: Insights from coupled 222Rn and pCO2 observations in the German Wadden Sea. Marine Chemistry 171, 10-20.

Wagner S, Dittmar T and Jaffé R (2015) Molecular characterization of dissolved black nitrogen via electrospray ionization Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry. Organic Geochemistry 79, 21-30.

Pohlabeln A and Dittmar T (2015) Novel insights into the molecular structure of non-volatile marine dissolved organic sulfur. Marine Chemistry 168, 86-94.

Dittmar T (2015) Reasons behind the long-term stability of marine dissolved organic matter. In: Hansell DA, Carlson CA (eds) The biogeochemistry of marine dissolved organic matter. 2nd edition. Elsevier. 369-388.


Spencer RGM, Guo W, Raymond PA, Dittmar T, Hood E, Fellman J and Stubbins A (2014) Source and biolability of ancient dissolved organic matter in glacier and lake ecosystems on the Tibetan Plateau. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 142, 64-74.

Shabarova T, Villiger J, Morenkov O, Niggemann J, Dittmar T and Pernthaler J (2014) Bacterial community structure and dissolved organic matter in repeatedly flooded subsurface karst water pools. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 89, 111-126.

Roth V-N, Dittmar T, Gaupp R and Gleixner G (2014) Ecosystem specific composition of dissolved organic matter. Vadose Zone 13, 1-10.

Seidel M, Beck M, Riedel T, Waska H, Suryaputra IGNA, Schnetger B, Niggemann J, Simon M and Dittmar T (2014) Biogeochemistry of dissolved organic matter in an anoxic intertidal creek bank. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 140, 418-434.

Kellermann AM, Dittmar T, Kothawala DN and Tranvik LJ (2014) Chemodiversity of dissolved organic matter in lakes driven by climate and hydrology. Nature Communications 5, 3804, 1-8.

Romano S, Dittmar T, Bondarev V, Weber RJM, Viant MR and Schulz-Vogt HN (2014) Exo-metabolome of Pseudovibrio sp. FO-BEG1 analyzed by ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry and the effect of phosphate limitation. PLOS One 9 (5) e96038.

Dittmar T (2014) Reasons behind the long-term stability of marine dissolved organic matter. In: Hansell DA, Carlson CA (eds) The biogeochemistry of marine dissolved organic matter. 2nd edition. Elsevier. In press.

Herlemann DPR, Manecki M, Meeske C, Pollehne F, Labrenz M, Schulz-Bull D, Dittmar T and Jürgens K (2014) Uncoupling of bacterial and terrigenous dissolved organic matter dynamics in decomposition experiments. PLOS One. 9(4) e 93945.

Riedel T, Iden S, Geilich J, Wiedner K, Durner W and Biester H (2014) Changes in the molecular composition of organic matter leached from an agricultural topsoil following addition of biomass-derived black carbon (biochar). Organic Geochemistry 69, 52-60.

Green NW, Perdue EM, Aiken GR, Butler KD, Chen H, Dittmar T, Niggemann J and Stubbins A (2014) An intercomparison of three methods for the large-scale isolation of oceanic dissolved organic matter. Marine Chemistry 161, 14-19.

Osterholz H, Dittmar T, Niggemann J (2014) Molecular evidence for rapid dissolved organic matter turnover in Arctic fjords. Marine Chemistry 160, 1-10.

Zhu ZY , Wu Y, Zhang J, Dittmar T, Li Y, Shao L and Ji Q (2014) Can primary production contribute non-labile organic matter in the sea: Amino acid enantiomers along the coast south of the Changjiang Estuary in May. Journal of Marine Systems 129, 343-349.

Osterholz H, Simon H, Beck M, März J, Rackebrandt S, Brumsack H-J, Feudel U and Simon M (2014) Impact of diatom growth on trace metal dynamics (Mn, Mo, V, U). Journal of Sea Research 87, 35-45.

Dittmar T and Stubbins A (2014) Dissolved organic matter in aquatic systems. In: Birrer B, Falkowski P, Freeman K (eds) Treatise of Geochemistry. 2nd edition, Volume 12. Elsevier, 125-156.

Riedel T and Dittmar T (2014) A method detection limit for the analysis of natural organic matter via Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry 86, 8376-8382.

Stubbins A, Lapierre J-F, Berggren M, Prairie YT, Dittmar T and del Giorgio PA (2014) What’s in an EEM? Molecular signatures associated with dissolved organic fluorescence in boreal Canada. Environmental Science and Technology 48, 10598-10606.

Milev BP, Patras MA, Dittmar T, Vrancken G and Kuhnert N (2014) Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometrical analysis of raw fermented cocoa beans from Cameroon and Ivory Coast origin. Food Research International 64, 958-961.

Aquilina, A., Homoky, W.B., Hawkes, J.A., Lyons, T.W., Mills, R.A. (2014) Hydrothermal sediments are a source of water column Fe and Mn in the Bransfield Strait, Antarctica. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 137, 64-80.

Hawkes, J.A., Connelly, D.P., Rijkenberg, M.J.A., Achterberg, E.P. (2014) The importance of shallow hydrothermal island arc systems in ocean biogeochemistry. Geophysical Research Letters, 41 (3), 942-947.


Roth V-N, Dittmar T, Gaupp R and Gleixner G (2013) Latitude and pH driven trends in the molecular composition of DOM across a north south transect along the Yenisei River. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 123, 93-105.

Seidel M, Ruetters H, Rullkoetter J and Sass H (2013) Phosphate-free ornithine lipid contents in Desulfovibrio spp respond to growth temperature. Organic Geochemistry 59, 133-142.

Waska H, Kim G and Kim GB (2013) Comparison of S, Se, and Po-210 accumulation patterns in common squid Todarodes pacificus from the Yellow Sea and East/Japan Sea. Ocean Science Journal 48, 215-224.

Rossel PE, Vähätalo AV, Witt M and Dittmar T (2013) Molecular composition of dissolved organic matter from a wetland plant (Juncus effusus) after photochemical and microbial decomposition (1.25 yr): Common features with deep sea dissolved organic matter. Organic Geochemistry 60, 62-71.

Riedel T, Zak D, Biester H and Dittmar T (2013) Iron traps terrestrially derived dissolved organic matter at redox interfaces. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences PNAS 110 (25), 10101-10105.

Ward ND, Keil RG, Medeiros PM, Brito DC, Cunha AC, Dittmar T, Yager PL, Krusche AV and Richey JE (2013) Degradation of terrestrially derived macromolecules in the Amazon River. Nature Geoscience 6, 530-533.

Jaffé R, Ding Y, Niggemann J, Vähätalo AV, Campbell J and Dittmar T (2013) Global charcoal mobilization from soils via dissolution and riverine transport to the oceans. Science 340, 345-347.

Šantl-Temkiv T, Finster K, Dittmar T, Hansen BM, Thyrhaug R, Woetmann Nielsen N and Gosewinkel Karlson U (2013) Hailstones: a window into the microbial and chemical inventory of a storm cloud. PLOS One 8 (1), e53550.

Bienhold C, Ristova PP, Wenzhöfer F, Dittmar T and Boetius A (2013) How deep-sea wood falls sustain chemosynthetic life. PLOS One 8 (1), e53590.


Singer GA, Fasching C, Wilhelm L, Niggemann J, Steier P, Dittmar T and Battin TJ (2012) Biogeochemically diverse organic matter in glaciers in European Alps. Nature Geoscience 5, 710-714.

Dittmar T, Rezende CE, Manecki M, Niggemann J, Ovalle ARC, Stubbins A and Bernardes MC (2012) Continuous flux of dissolved black carbon from a vanished tropical forest biome. Nature Geoscience 5, 618-622.

Franz JMS, Hauss H, Sommer U, Dittmar T and Riebesell U (2012) Production, partitioning and stoichiometry of organic matter under variable nutrient supply during mesocosm experiments in the tropical Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. Biogeosciences 9, 4629-4643.

Ionescu D, Siebert C, Polerecky L, MunwesYY, Lott C, Häusler S, Bižić-Ionescu M, Quast C, Peplies J, Glöckner FO, Ramette A, Rödiger T, Dittmar T, Oren A, Geyer S, Stärk H-J, Sauter M, Licha T, Laronne JB and de Beer D (2012) Microbial and Chemical Characterization of Underwater Fresh Water Springs in the Dead Sea. PLoS One 7 (6), e38319.

Jaffé R, Yamashita Y, Maie N, Cooper WT, Dittmar T, Dodds WK, Jones JB, Myoshi T, Ortiz-Zayas JR, Podgorski DC and Watanabe A (2012) Dissolved organic matter in headwater streams: compositional variability across climatic regions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 94, 95-108.

Riedel T, Biester H and Dittmar T (2012) Molecular fractionation of dissolved organic matter with metal salts. Environmental Science and Technology 46, 4419−4426.

Taucher J, Schulz KG, Dittmar T, Sommer U, Oschlies A and Riebesell U (2012) Enhanced carbon overconsumption in response to increasing temperatures during a mesocosm experiment. Biogeosciences 9, 3531-3545.

Stubbins A, Niggemann J and Dittmar T (2012) Photo-lability of deep ocean dissolved black carbon. Biogeosciences 9, 1661-1670.

Stubbins A and Dittmar T (2012) Low volume quantification of dissolved organic carbon and dissolved nitrogen. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 10, 347-352.

Dittmar T, Paeng J, Gihring TM, Suryaputra IGNA and Huettel M (2012) Discharge of dissolved black carbon from a fire-affected intertidal system. Limnology and Oceanography 47, 1171-1181.

Franz JMS, Krahmann G, Lavik G, Grasse P, Dittmar T and Riebesell U (2012) Dynamics and stoichiometry of nutrients and phytoplankton in waters influenced by the oxygen minimum zone in the eastern tropical Pacific. Deep Sea Research I 62, 20-31.

Halm H, Lam P, Ferdelman TG, Lavik G, Dittmar T, LaRoche J, D’Hondt S and Kuypers MMM (2012) Heterotrophic organisms dominate nitrogen fixation in the South Pacific Subtropical Gyre. ISME Journal 6, 1238–1249.

Kim T-H, Waska H, Kwon E, Suryaputra IGN and Kim G (2012) Production, degradation, and flux of dissolved organic matter in the subterranean estuary of a large tidal flat. Marine Chemistry 142, 1-10.

Seidel M, Graue J, Engelen B, Koester J, Sass H and Rullkoetter J (2012) Advection and diffusion determine vertical distribution of microbial communities in intertidal sediments as revealed by combined biogeochemical and molecular biological analysis. Organic Geochemistry 52, 114-129.


Schmidt MWI, Torn MS, Abiven S, Dittmar T, Guggenberger G, Janssen I, Kleber M, Kögel-Knabner I, Lehmann J, Manning DAC, Nannipieri P, Rasse DP, Weiner S and Trumbore SE (2011) Soil organic matter persistence as an ecosystem property. Nature 478, 49–56.

Dittmar T and Schlösser M (2011) Spuren im Meer. Al-Shamery K (ed) Moleküle aus dem All?
Wiley VCH. 117-133.

Santos IR, Burnett WC, Misra S, Suryaputra IGNA, Chanton JP, Dittmar T, Peterson RN and Swarzenski PW (2011) Uranium and barium cycling in a salt wedge subterranean estuary: The influence of tidal pumping. Chemical Geology 287, 114-123.

Schneider MPW, Smittenberg RH, Dittmar T and Schmidt MWI (2011) Comparison of gas and liquid chromatography for the determination of benzenepolycarboxylic acids as molecular tracers of black carbon. Organic Geochemistry 42, 275-282.

Gonsior M, Peake BM, Cooper WT, Podgorski D, D’Andrilli J, Dittmar T and Cooper WJ (2011) Characterization of dissolved organic matter across the Subtropical Convergence off the South Island, New Zealand. Marine Chemistry 123, 99–110.


Koch BP, Dittmar T and Lara RJ (2010) The biogeochemistry of the Caeté mangrove-shelf system. In: Saint-Paul U and Schneider H (eds) Mangrove Dynamics and Management in North Brazil. Springer. 45-70.

Prasad MBK, Dittmar T and Ramanathan AL (2010) Organic matter and mangrove productivity. In: Ramanathan A, Bhattacharya P, Dittmar T, Bala Krishna Prasad M, Nepunae B (eds) Management and sustainable development of coastal zone environments. Springer. 175-193.

D’Andrilli J, Dittmar T, Koch BP, Purcell JM, Marshall AG and Cooper WT (2010) Comprehensive characterization of marine dissolved organic matter by Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry with electrospray and atmospheric pressure photoionization. Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry 24, 643-650.

Gittel A, Seidel M, Kuever J, Galushko AS, Cypionka H and Koenneke M (2010) Desulfopila inferna sp nov, a sulfate-reducing bacterium isolated from the subsurface of a tidal sand-flat  International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 60, 1626-1630.


Dittmar T, Koch BP and Jaffé R (2009) Tools for studying biogeochemical connectivity among tropical coastal ecosystems. In: Nagelkerken I (ed) Ecological interactions among tropical coastal ecosystems. Springer. 425-456.

Dittmar T, Cherrier J and Ludwichowski K-U (2009) The determination of amino acids in seawater. In: Wurl O (ed) Practical guidelines for the analysis of seawater. CRC Press. 67-78.

Lomstein BAa, Niggemann J, Jørgensen BB and Langerhuus AT (2009) Accumulation of prokaryotic remains during organic matter diagenesis in surface sediments off Peru. Limnology and Oceanography 54, 1139-1151.

Dittmar T (2009) The carbon in the sea on the track - Dem Kohlenstoff im Meer auf der Spur. GdCh Nachrichten aus der Chemie 57, 387-391.

Santos IR, Burnett WC, Dittmar T, Suryaputra IGNA and Chanton J (2009) Tidal pumping drives nutrient and dissolved organic matter dynamics in a Gulf of Mexico subterranean estuary. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73, 1325-1339.

Dittmar T and Paeng J (2009) A heat-induced molecular signature in marine dissolved organic matter. Nature Geoscience 2, 175-179.