MEB Faculty

Wiebke Ziebis

Associate Professor of Biological Sciences

Contact Information
E-mail: wziebis@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 821-1198
Office: AHF 334

 

Biographical Sketch

Education

  • B.S. Zoology, Christian-Albrecht-University of Kiel, Germany, 1/1990
  • M.S. Marine Biology / Benthic Ecology, Christian-Albrecht-University of Kiel, Germany, 1/1992
  • Ph.D. Marine Biogeochemistry, University Bremen, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, 7/1997


  • Postdoctoral Training

    • Research Fellow, Felloship awarded by the German Research Foundation, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 01/01/2001-12/31/2002  
    • Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, 01/01/1999-12/31/2000  
    • Post doctoral researcher EU-funded project 'Hydrothermal Activity and Biological Productivity in the Aegean', Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Bremen, 01/01/1996-12/31/1998  

    Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

    • Research Fellow, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, 01/01/2001-01/01/2003  
    • Research Scientist, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, 01/01/1999-01/01/2000  
    • Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, 01/01/1996-01/01/1999  
    • Research Scientist, GEOMAR Research Center for Marine Geosciences, 01/01/1992-12/31/1992  

    Description of Research

    Summary Statement of Research Interests
    RESEARCH INTERESTS: • General: Biogeochemistry and microbial ecology of the ocean floor. • Specific research areas: I)Sediment-animal-microbe interactions and their impacts on biogeochemical processes and ecosystem functioning; II) Transport processes (diffusion, advection, convection) and their effects on microbial community structure and activity; III) Biogeochemical processes and microbial communities in extreme environments (hydrothermal vents, methane seeps, oxygen minimum zones); IV)Transport of oxidants, biogeochemical processes and microbial activity in the deep subsurface biosphere (C-DEBI - Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations http://www.darkenergybiosphere.org/; IODP - Integrated Ocean Drilling Program http://www.iodp.org/)
    Research Keywords
    Marine Biogeochemistry; Deep Biosphere; Benthic Ecology; Sediment Microbiology; Transport Processes; Benthic-Pelagic coupling; Bioturbation; Sediment-Animal-Microbe Interactions; Extreme Environments (Methane Seeps, Hydrothermal Vents, low oxygen environments); Research Cruises;Scientific Diving; Ocean Drilling
    Research Specialties
    Research specialties include • the development of innovative instrumentation for in-situ measurements directly at the ocean floor • the use of microsensors to study high-resolution geochemical gradients, at a scale that is important to undestand microbial community structures (µm) • radio-isotope and stable isotope applications to study biogeochemical processes and metabolic pathways in marine sediments • the combination of physicochemical analyses and microbial diversity and activity studies to understand ecosystem functioning of marine sediments from coastal to deep-sea environments and deep-biosphere environments • In-situ investigations in extreme habitats (methane seeps, hydrothermal vents)
    Detailed Statement of Research Interests
    Biogeochemist Wiebke Ziebis works at the boundary of biology and geology, focusing on the biogeochemical processes that take place in marine sediments. Professor Ziebis' research interests include studies of a variety of benthic environments, focusing on interactions between associated microbial and animal communities and geochemical parameters, such as the transport of oxygen from the water into the sediments. The main focus of her research is a multidisciplinary approach to investigate and understand the Biogeochemistry and Benthic Ecology of Marine Sediments. Her greatest interest lies in whole system approaches, combining interdisciplinary studies and novel approaches to investigate benthic ecosystem functioning. She enjoys integrated research that studies for example the relationship between physical regime, small-scale geochemical environment and microbial activity. Her combination of in-situ studies and detailed investigations under controlled conditions in the laboratory yielded novel insight into benthic processes. As an active research diver she has spent many hours in the field and developed a variety of in-situ instrumentations to study benthic processes. The field observations were then simulated in the laboratory for detailed investigations in for example flow channels, which she designed. Her expertise also includes the use of different microsensors for the analyses of small-scale (µm) geochemical gradients and quantification of material fluxes, which are relevant for understanding microbial community structures. She is an expert in the application of radiotracers to quantify microbial processes. She enjoys close interactions and exchange with researchers and experts from a wide variety of scientific fields (i.e. microbiology, molecular ecology, geochemistry, geology, fluid dynamics, benthic ecology, taxonomy). To her opinion the involvement of excited students is necessary to be successful in advancing science in the field of marine biogeochemistry and benthic ecology. Specific areas of her research interest include: • Flux and Transport of Matter across the Sediment-Water Interface: Benthic - Pelagic Coupling, • Sediment-Animal-Microbe Interactions, • Biogeochemical Processes and Associated Microbial Communities in Extreme Environments (Hydrothermal Vents, Methane seeps, Low Oxygen Environments • Sediment Biogeochemistry and Metabolic Activity in Deep Biosphere Sediments • Processes and Community Structures in Microbial Mats, Her research involves extensive field research. She has taken part in more than 30 sea-going expeditions on 15 different research vessels (international) to locales such as the Norwegian-Greenland Sea, the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Persian Gulf, the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific Ocean (including Monterey Bay, Hawaii, Eel River Basin, Hydrate Ridge and the South Pacific Gyre).To study the ocean floor she frequently has had access to the use of submersibles or Human Occupied Vehicles (HOV, i.e. Alvin) and remote operated vehicles (ROVs). She is a member of the UNOLS (University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System) Deep Submergence Science Committee (DeSSC, http://www.unols.org/committees/dessc/index.html). She is actively involved in the discoveries of the deep biosphere. Most recently (Oct. – Dec. 2010) she participated in a 10 week-long drilling expedition to the South Pacific Gyre (IODP Expedition 329 – South Pacific Gyre Microbiology) and has been invited to sail on another drilling expedition to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge this year (IODP Expedition 336 – Mid-Atlantic Ridge Microbiology, Sept.–Nov. 2011); http://www.iodp.org/expeditions/). She is one of the Theme Team leader in the new Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations at USC (C-DEBI www.darkenergybiosphere.org) for Theme 1: Activity of the Deep Biosphere: function & rates of global biogeochemical processes.

    Funded Research

    Contracts and Grants Awarded
    • Biogeochemistry of North Pond Sediments (NSF -IODP), Wiebke Ziebis, $42,504, 09/01/2007-08/31/2009  
    • Collaborative Research: Metazoan Life At Extreme Sulfide Conditions (National Science Foundation), Ziebis, Wiebke Andrea, $1,200,000, 10/01/2004-09/30/2008  
    • Artificial Seep Exploration Experiment: Recovery Phase (NOAA Ocean Expl. -subc. Louisiana State University), Ziebis, Wiebke Andrea, $80,000, 2007-2008   
    • Metabolic Plasticity In Chemolithoautotrophic Thermophilic Aquificales: Models for the Evolution of (NASA subcontract Portland State University), Ziebis, Wiebke Andrea, $120,000, 11/15/2005-11/14/2007  

    USC Funding
    • Zumberge Individual Research Grant. ANIMAL-SEDIMENT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS AT PACIFIC METHANE SEEPS:: This project is an interdisciplinary approach to understand ecosystem functioning and sediment-animal-microbe interactions at methane seeps. , $24,000, 07/01/2008-06/30/2009  

    Affiliations with Research Centers, Labs, and Other Institutions

    • C-DEBI, NSF-funded Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations, Theme team Leader: Theme 1 Theme 1: Acitivity of the Deep Biosphere: function & rates of global biogeochemical processes., http://www.darkenergybiosphere.org/
    • Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, http://wrigley.usc.edu/

    Conferences and Other Presentations


    Conference Presentations
    • "Patel2, A., Fuhrman, J. A., Ziebis, W. (2010) Bacteria and Viral Colonizers of Native Carbonate Minerals at Deep-Sea Methane Seeps.", ISME 13, 13th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, Talk/Oral Presentation, Refereed Abstract, Seattle, ISME, Fall 2010   
    • "Ferdelman, T. G, Picard, A., Morando M. and W. Ziebis. (2009) DIRECT EXPERIMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF MICROBIAL ACTIVITY IN NORTH POND SEDIMENTS. ", AGU Fall Meeting 2009, Poster, Refereed Abstract, San Francisco, AGU, 2009-2010   
    • "McManus, J., Ferdelman, T. G., Ziebis, W., Schmidt-Schierhorn, F., Stephan, S., Muratli, J. M., Edwards, K. J., Villinger, H. W. (2009) INFLUENCE OF SUBSURFACE FLUID FLOW ON POREWATER CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTIONS AT NORTH POND", AGU Fall Meeting 2009, Poster, Refereed Abstract, San Francisco, AGU, 2009-2010   
    • "North Pond: Evidence of upward supply of oxygen ", Dark Energy Biosphere Institute (DEBI) Research Coordination Network (RCN) Meetings , Talk/Oral Presentation, Hawaii, DEBI RCN, Invited, 2009-2010   
    • "North Pond: Evidence of upward supply of oxygen", Dark Energy Biosphere Institute (DEBI) Research Coordination Network (RCN) Meeting, Talk/Oral Presentation, Hawaii, DEBI RCN - NSF, Invited, 2009-2010   
    • "Sediment-animal-microbe interactions and their impact on biogeochemical processes. ", The Wadden Sea: Changes and Challenges in a World Heritage Site, Lecture/Seminar, Abstract, Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) Wadden-Sea Station, List, Sylt, Germany. , AWI, Invited, 2009-2010   
    • "Ziebis, W., Ferdelman, T.G., McManus, J., Schmidt-Schierhorn, F., Stephan S., Edwards, K. J., Villinger, H. W. (2009) NORTH POND: EVIDENCE OF UPWARD SUPPLY OF OXYGEN TO DEEPLY BURIED SEDIMENTS FROM THE BASALTIC BASEMENT. ", AGU Fall Meeting 2009, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, San Francisco, 2009-2010   
    • "Ziebis, W., Timothy Ferdelman, T., McManus, J., Muratli, J., Picard, A., Schmidt-Schierhorn, F., Stephan, S., Villinger, H., Edwards, K. J. (2010) North Pond: a natural observatory for sub-seafloor oxidant supply and metabolic reactions.Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 12, EGU2010-12938-2, 2010,", EGU General Assembly 2010, Poster, Vienna, Austria, EGU, 2009-2010   
    • "Bertics2 V. J. and Ziebis W. (2010) Sulfate Reduction on small scales: The role of Bioturbation and Microniches in Coastal Marine Sediments. Eos Trans. AGU, 91(26), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract BO45D-05. ", AGU, Poster, Refereed Abstract, Portland, OR, AGU, Spring 2010   
    • "Day1, R., Ziebis, W., Bertics, V. J., Lewis L. (2010) Iron Cycling at the Sediment-Water Interface of the Burrows of Neotrypaea californiensis. Eos Trans. AGU, 91(26), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract BO45D-06. ", AGU, Poster, Refereed Abstract, Portland, OR, AGU, Spring 2010   
    • "Swan, B. K., Becker, E., Moreno, L. I., Ehrhardt, C., Ziebis, W., Piceno, Y., Anderson G., Valentine, D. L. (2010) Species-Energy Relationships of Bacteria in Anaerobic Subsurface Sediments. Eos Trans. AGU, 91(26), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract BO15F-02.", AGU, Poster, Refereed Abstract, Portland, OR, AGU, Spring 2010   
    • "Ziebis, W., Ferdelman, T. G., McManus, J., Villinger H. W.; Muratli J. M., Picard, A., Schmidt-Schierhorn, F., Stephan, S., Morando2, M., Edwards K. J. (2010) North Pond: A natural sediment observatory for sub-seafloor oxidant supply and metabolic reactions. Eos Trans. AGU, 91(26), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract IT53B-05. ", AGU , Talk/Oral Presentation, Refereed Abstract, Portland, OR, AGU, Spring 2010   
    • "Bertics, V. J., Lewis, L. E., Ziebis, W. (2009) BIOTURBATION ENHANCES MICROBIAL DIVERSITY AND ECOSYSTEM PERFORMANCE.", ASLO Ocean Science Meeting, February 2009, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, Nice, France, 2008-2009   
    • "Lewis, L. E., Bertics, V. J., Ziebis, W. (2009) INVESTIGATING THE LINK BETWEEN METHANE OXIDATION AND SULFATE REDUCTION IN DIFFERENT MICROHABITATS AT PACIFIC METHANE SEEPS. ", ASLO Ocean Science Meeting, February 2009, Poster, Abstract, Nice, France, 2008-2009   
    • "Ziebis, W., Bertics, V. J., , Lewis, L. E., Abboud, R. I., Fuhrman, J. A., (2009) INVESTIGATIONS OF VIRUS AND BACTERIA ABUNDANCES IN DEEP-SEA SEDIMENTS IN LOW OXYGEN ZONES. ", ASLO Ocean Science Meeting, February 2009, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, Nice, France , 2008-2009   
    • "Bertics V.J, Treude T., Ziebis W. (2007) Vesicomyid Clams Alter Biogeochemical Processes at Pacific Methane Seeps. ", AGU Fall Meeting 2007, Poster, Refereed Abstract, San Francisco, 2007-2008   
    • "Bertics, V.J., Sohm, J. A., Chow, C.-E., Capone, D.G., Fuhrman and W. Ziebis (2008) LINKED NITROGEN FIXATION AND SULFATE REDUCTION IN A BENTHIC SYSTEM HEAVILY INFLUENCED BY BIOTRUBATION. ", Ocean Science Meeting, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, Orlando Florida, 2007-2008   
    • "Bertics, V.J., Treude, T., Ziebis, W. (2007) VESICOMYID CLAMS ALTER BIOGEOCHEMICAL PROCESSES AT PACIFIC METHANE SEEPS. ", AGU Fall Meeting, Poster, Abstract, San Francisco, 2007-2008   
    • "Fike, D., Gammon, C., Ziebis, W., Treude, T., Eiler, J., Guan, Yunbin, Orphan, V. (2007) MICRON-SCALE RESOLUTION OF SULFUR CYCLING IN A MICROBIAL MAT. ", AGU Fall Meeting, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, San Francisco, 2007-2008   
    • "Flood, B., Ziebis, W., Nealson, K. (2008) THE MICROBIAL DEGRADATION OF TAURINE, HYPOTAURINE, AND THIO TAURINE IN METHANE SEEP CLAM BEDS. ", The 12th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology, ISME 12, Poster, Abstract, Cairns, Australia, 2007-2008   
    • "Treude, T. and W. Ziebis (2008) "Flow-Through": AOM in permeable coastal sediments off Santa Barbara, California, AOM Workshop", AOM Workshop, Poster, Abstract, Aselage, Germany, 2007-2008   
    • "Treude, T. and W. Ziebis (2008) METHANE OXIDATION IN PERMEABLE SEDIMENTS AT HYDROCARBON SEEPS IN THE SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL, CALIFORNIA. ", 9th International Conference on "Gas in Marine Sediments", Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, Bremen, Germany, 2007-2008   
    • "Treude, T., Ziebis, W. (2007) SEDIMENT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS IN PERMEABLE SEDIMENTS AT HYDROCARBON SEEPS IN THE SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL, CALIFORNIA. A1036", Goldschmidt Conference , Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, Köln, Germany, 2007-2008   
    • "Bertics V.J., Ziebis W. (2007) INVESTIGATING THE IMPACT OF A BURROWING SHRIMP ON BIOGEOCHEMICAL PROCESSES AND MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES IN A SHALLOW LAGOON, CATALINA HARBOR, CALIFORNIA", ASLO AGU Joint Assembly, Poster, Abstract, Acapulco, Mexico, 2006-2007   
    • "Treude T., Ziebis W. (2007) SEDIMENT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS IN PERMEABLE SEDIMENTS AT HYDROCARBON SEEPS IN THE SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL, CALIFORNIA. ", Goldschmidt Conference 2007, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, Köln Germany, 2006-2007   
    • "Treude T., Ziebis, W. (2007) SEDIMENT-MICROBE INTERACTIONS IN PERMEABLE SEDIMENTS AT HYDROCARBON SEEPS IN THE SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL, CALIFORNIA", AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, Long Beach, CA, 2006-2007   
    • "Bertics V. J., Ziebis W. (2006) THE IMPACT OF BIOTURBATION ON BENTHIC MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES IN A CALIFORNIA LAGOON", ASLO Ocean Science Meeting, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(36), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS26E-15, Abstract, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2005-2006   
    • "Hoffman E. A., Ziebis W., Abboud R.I., Busse L. (2006), RE-VISITING THE RESURGENT POPULATION OF THE BEAN CLAM DONAX GOULDII AT SANDY BEACHES IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.", ASLO Ocean Science Meeting, Eos Trans. AGU, 87(36), Ocean Sci. Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS26C-20, Abstract, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2005-2006   
    • "Levin L.A., Ziebis W., Mendoza G. F. (2006), COEXISTING AND COPING IN SULFIDIC SEEP SETTINGS: LESSONS FROM THE DORVILLEIDAE (POLYCHAETA)", ASLO Ocean Science Meeting, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2005-2006   
    • "Levin L.A., Ziebis, W., Michener R., Lee, R., Harris D. (2005) MACROFAUNA-MICROBE-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTIONS: NEW QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS FROM ANIMAL ISOTOPIC SIGNATURES. ", ASLO, Talk/Oral Presentation, Abstract, Salt Lake City, 2005-2006   
    • "Treude T., Smith C.R., Ziebis W., Wenzhoefer F., Hannides A., Boetius A. (2006), A COMPARISON OF WHALE-FALL, SEEP AND VENT HABITATS AT THE DEEP-SEA FLOOR: SULFIDE FLUXES, PERSISTENCE TIMES AND GLOBAL DISTRIBUTIONS.", ASLO Ocean Science Meeting, Talk/Oral Presentation, Refereed Abstract, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2005-2006   
    • "Ziebis W., Jacobson M., Capone D. G., Fuhrman J. A., Hewson I., Rathburn, A.E. (2005) COMPARISON OF MICROBIAL ACTIVITY AND DIVERSITY IN DEEP-SEA SEDIMENTS AT THE UNIMAK MARGIN, ALASKA. ", ASLO, Talk/Oral Presentation, Refereed Abstract, Salt Lake City, 2005-2006   

    Other Research

    • PI on the research cruise "North Pond Expedition" on the German research vessel M.S. Merian. February 13 - March 13 2009. US - German site survey for a 2011 IODP cruise., 2008-2009   

    Publications


    Book Chapter
    • Ziebis, W., Haese, R. R. (2005). Ziebis W. and Haese R.R. (2005) INTERACTIONS BETWEEN FLUID FLOW, GEOCHEMISTRY AND BIOGEOCHEMICAL PROCESSES AT METHANE SEEPS. IN: MACRO AND MICROORGANISMS IN MARINE SEDIMENTS. Kristensen, E., Kostka J., Haese, R.R. (Eds.) AGU Coastal and Estuarine Studies 60:267-298. 60 (Vol. Coastal and Estuarine Studies). pp. 267-298. AGU.

    Cited Research
    • Linke, P. (1998). Linke, P., Dando, P.R., Köbl, R., Schlesner, H., Ziebis, W. (1999) Hydrothermal Fluxes and Biological Production in the Aegean & Fluxes in the Anoxic Basins of the Mediterranean Ridge (M40/2). In: Hieke, W., C. Hemleben, P. Linke, P. H. Weikert, H. (eds.) MITTELMEER 97/98, Reise Nr. 40, 28. Oktober 1997 - 10. Februar 1998, Meteor-Berichte, Universität Hamburg.
    • Ziebis, W. (1992). Ziebis W., "The Impact of the Macrofauna on Bottom Near Particle Transport, Experiments in a Flow-Channel. (Diploma Thesis) Ber. aus dem Sonderforschungsbereich 313: Veranderungen der Umwelt - der nordliche Nordatlantik. 37:1-83, 1992.

    Conference Proceeding
    • Robinson, C. (1997). Robinson C., Ziebis W., Müller S., Eichstaedt K., Dando P.R., Linke P., Varnavas S., Megalovasilis P., Panagiotaras D. (1997) IN SITU INVESTIGATIONS OF SHALLOW WATER HYDROTHERMAL VENT SYSTEMS, MILOS, AEGEAN SEA. 4th Underwater Science Symposium: pp. 85-100.

    Journal Article
    • Bertics, V. J., Ziebis, W. (2010). Bioturbation and the role of microniches for sulfate reduction in coastal marine sediments. Environmental Microbiology. Vol. 12 (11), pp. 3022-3034. PubMed Web Address
    • Treude, T., Ziebis, W. (2010). Methane oxidation in permeable sediments at hydrocarbon seeps in the Santa Barbara Channel, California. Biogeosciences. Vol. 7, pp. 3095-3108. PubMed Web Address
    • Bertics, V. J., Sohm, J. A., Treude, T., Chow, C. E., Capone, D. G., Fuhrman, J. A., Ziebis*, W. (2010). Burrowing deeper into benthic nitrogen cycling: The impact of bioturbation on nitrogen fixation coupled to sulfate reduction. Marine Ecology Progress Series. Vol. 409, pp. 1-15. PubMed Web Address
    • Bertics, V. J., Ziebis*, W. Biodiversity of benthic microbial communities in bioturbated coastal sediments is controlled by geochemical microniches., ISME Journal 2009; Vol. 3: 1269–1285. PubMed Web Address
    • Rathburn, A. E., Levin, L. A., Gieskes, J. M., Tryon, M., Martin, J. B., Pérez, M. E., Fodrie, F. J., Neira, C. E., McMillan, P. A., Academic, J., Kluesner, J., Ziebis, W. Geological and biological heterogeneity of the Aleutian margin (1965–4822 m)., Progress in Oceanography 2009. PubMed Web Address
    • Fike, D. A., Gammon, C. L., Ziebis, W., Orphan, V. J. Micron-scale mapping of sulfur cycling across the oxycline of a cyanobacterial mat: a paired nanoSIMS and CARD-FISH approach., The ISME Journal 2008; Vol. 2: 749–759. PubMed Web Address
    • Levin, L. A., Ziebis, W., Mendoza, G. F., Growney, V. A., Walther, S. (2006). Levin L.A., Ziebis W., Mendoza G.F., Growney V.A., Walter, S. (2006) IN-SITU EXPERIMENTS ON THE RECRUITMENT AND RESPONSE OF METHANE-SEEP MACROFAUNA TO SIMULATED SULFIDE CONCENTRATIONS. JEMBE J. Exp. Mar. Biol. and Ecol. 330 (1) 132- 150. JEMBE J. Exp. Mar. Biol. and Ecol.. Vol. 330 (1), pp. 132-150.
    • Duplessis, M. R., Ziebis, W., Gros, O., Felbeck, H. (2004). Duplessis M.R., Ziebis W., Gros O., Felbeck H. (2004) Respiration and nutritional strategies utilized by the gill endosymbiont and the host lucinid Codakia orbicularis. Appl.Env. Microbiol. 70(7):74144–4150. Appl.Env. Microbiol.. Vol. 70 (7), pp. 4144–4150.
    • Levin, L. A., Ziebis, W., Mendoza, G. F., Growney, V. A., Tryon, M. D., Brown, K. M., Mahn, C., Gieskes, J. M., Rathburn, A. E. (2003). Levin L.A., Ziebis W., Mendoza G.F., Growney V.A., Tryon M.D., Brown K.M., Mahn, C., Gieskes J.M., Rathburn A.E. (2003) SPATIAL HETEROGENEITY OF MACROFAUNA AT NORTHERN CALIFORNIA METHANE SEEPS: THE INFLUENCE OF SULFIDE CONCENTRATION AND FLUID FLOW. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 265:123-139. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser.. Vol. 265, pp. 123-139.
    • Ziebis, W. (2003). Rathburn A.E., Pérez E.M., Martin J.B., Day S., Mahn C., Gieskes J., Ziebis W., Williams D., Duncan A. (2003) RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE DISTRIBUTION AND STABLE ISOTOPIC SIGNATURES OF LIVING FORAMINIFERA AND COLD SEEP BIOGEOCHEMISTRY IN MONTEREY BAY, CALIFORNIA. G3 4(12):1-28.
    • Sievert, S., Ziebis, W., Kuever, J., Sahm, K. (2000). Sievert S.M., Ziebis W., Kuever J., Sahm K. (2000) RELATIVE ABUNDANCE OF ARCHAEA AND BACTERIA ALONG A THERMAL GRADIENT OF A SHALLOW-WATER HYDROTHERMAL VENT QUANTIFIED BY RRNA SLOT-BLOT HYBRIDIZATION. Microbiology. 146(Part 6):1287-1293.
    • Dando, P. (2000). Dando P.R., Aliani S., Arab H., Bianchi C.N., Brehmer M., Cocito S., Fowler S.W., Gundersen J., Hooper L.E., Kölbl R., Kuever J., Linke P., Makropoulos K.C., Meloni R., Miquel J.C., Morri C., Müller S., Robinson C., Schlesner H., Sievert S., Stöhr R., Stüben D., Thomm M., Varnavas S.P., Ziebis W. (2000) HYDROTHERMAL STUDIES IN THE AEGEAN SEA. Physics & Chemistry of the Earth Part B-Hydrology Oceans & Atmosphere. 25(1):1-8.
    • Dando, P. (1999). Sievert S.M. ,Brinkhoff T., Muyzer G., Ziebis W., Kuever J. (1999) SPATIAL HETEROGENEITY OF BACTERIAL POPULATIONS ALONG AN ENVIRONMENTAL GRADIENT AT A SHALLOW SUBMARINE HYDROTHERMAL VENT NEAR MILOS ISLAND (GREECE). Applied & Environmental Microbiology. 65(9):3834-3842, 1999.
    • Linke, P. (1998). Ziebis W., Pillen T., Unger B. (1998) A DIVER OBSERVATORY FOR IN-SITU STUDIES IN SUBLITTORAL SEDIMENTS. Underwater Technology 23(2): 63–69.
    • Linke, P. (1998). Huettel M., Ziebis W., Forster S., Luther G.W. (1998) ADVECTIVE TRANSPORT AFFECTING METAL AND NUTRIENT DISTRIBUTION AND INTERFACIAL FLUXES IN PERMEABLE SEDIMENTS. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 62(4):613-631.
    • Aliani, S. (1998). Aliani S., Bianchi N., Cocito S., Dando P. R., Niemeyer A., Peirano A., Ziebis W. (1998) A MAP OF SEAGRASS MEADOWS IN PALEOCHORI BAY (MILOS ISLAND, AEGEAN SEA), A MARINE AREA WITH HYDROTHERMAL ACTIVITY. Rapp Comm int Mer Médit. 35: 512–513.
    • Ziebis, W. A. (1996). Ziebis W., Forster S. Huettel M. Jørgensen BB, "Complex Burrows of the Mud Shrimp 'Callianassa Truncata' and their Geochemical Impact in the Seabed." Nature. 382(2592):619-622, 1996.
    • Huettel, M., Ziebis, W., Forster, S. (1996). Huettel M., Ziebis W., Forster S. "Flow-Induced Uptake of Particulate Matter in Permeable Sediments." Limnology & Oceanography. 41(2):309-322, 1996.
    • Forster, S., Huettel, M., Ziebis, W. (1996). Forster S. Huettel M. Ziebis W. (1996) IMPACT OF BOUNDARY LAYER FLOW ON OXYGEN UTILIZATION IN COASTAL SEDIMENTS. Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 143(1-3):173-185.
    • Ziebis, W., Huettel, M., Forster, S. (1996). Ziebis W., Huettel M., Forster S. (1996) Impact of biogenic sediment topography on oxygen fluxes in permeable seabeds. Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 140(1-3):227-237, 1996.
    • Linke, P., Suess, E., Torres, M., Martens, V., Rugh, W. D., Ziebis, W., Kulm, L. D. (1994). Linke P., Suess E. Torres, M. Martens, V. Rugh WD. Ziebis W., Kulm LD. "In Situ Measurements of Fluid from Cold Seeps at Active Continental Margins." Deep-Sea Research Part I - Oceanographic Research Papers. 41(2):309-322,1996.


    Honors and Awards

    • 2-year Research Fellowship awarded by the DFG (German Research Foundation), 2001-2002  
    • Three-year post-doctoral fellowship awarded by the European Union in the MAST III Program (Marine Science and Technology), 1996-1999  

    Service to the Profession


    Committees
    • Member, UNOLS DeSSC Deep Submergence Science Committee, 03/01/2008-02/28/2014  

    Editorships and Editorial Boards
    • Review Editor, Frontiers in Extreme Microbiology, 10/01/2010-  


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