Trained as geoecologists (hydrology, geochemistry, soil science), I enjoy working at the interface of microbial ecology and hydrobiogeochemistry. I have a strong background in microbial physiology of anaerobic microorganisms, degradation of complex organic matter, and biogeochemical processes, especially the iron cycle. The professorship on Aquatic Geomicrobiology allows me to bridge biosphere and geosphere research with a focus on aquatic habitats.
Link to CV Kirsten Küsel
Please see my Google Scholar profile.
Here you can find some of my current collaborators outside Jena:
Denise Akob Ph.D., US Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, USA - Bioremediation
Prof. Clara Chan, University of Delaware, USA - Genomics of Fe-oxidizers
Prof. Nico Eisenhauer, iDiv Leipzig, Germany - Soil macroecology
Dr. Rob Finn - EMBL-EBI, Cambridge - Genomics of groundwater eukaryotes
Prof. Joel Kostka, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA - Peatland biogeochemistry
Prof. Cassandre Lazar, University of Quebec, Montral, Canada - SIP of autotrophic and heterotrophic bacteria
Dr. Sebastian Lücker, Radboud University, The Netherlands - Comammox bacteria
Prof. Alexander Probst, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany - Groundwater metagenomics
Prof. Bo Thamdrup, Odense, Denmark - N-cycling rate measurements
Prof. Christina Warriner, Harvard University - Rock paleogenomics