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Selected Publications

  • Berg S., Emmerson L., Heim C., Buchta E., Fromm T., Glaser B., Hermichen W.-D., Rethemeyer J., Southwell C., Wand U., Zech M., and Melles M. (2023) A terrestrial archive of marine environmental conditions in Antarctica - evidence from snow petrel stomach oil deposits. AGU JGR Biogeosciences doi: 10.1029/2023JG007454.
  • Zeman-Kuhnert,S., Heim, C., Ötzoprak M., Thiel V. (2023) Reconstructing eutrophication trends of a shallow lake environment using biomarker dynamics and sedimentary sterols. Organic Geochemistry, 177, 104555. doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2023.104555
  • Zeman-Kuhnert,S., Thiel V., Heim, C. (2022) Effects of Weather Extremes on the Nutrient Dynamics of a Shallow Eutrophic Lake as Observed during a Three-Year Monitoring Study. Water, 14(13), 2032 doi: 10.3390/w14132032.
  • Warner W., Zeman-Kuhnert S., Heim C., Nachtigall S., Licha T. (2021) Seasonal dynamics of herbicides and nutrients in a small catchment - implications for improved monitoring strategies. Chemosphere, 281, 130736 doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2021.130736
  • Drake H., Ivarsson M., Heim C., Snoeyenbos-West O., Bengtson S., Belivanova V., Whitehouse M., (2021) Fossilized anaerobic and possibly methanogenesis-fueling fungi identified deep within the Siljan impact structure, Sweden. Communications Earth & Environment. doi: 10.1038/s43247-021-00107-9
  • Mißbach H., Duda J-P., van der Kerkhof A., Lüders V., Pack A., Reitner J., Thiel V.  (2021) Ingredients for microbial life preserved in 3.5 billion-year-old fluid inclusions. Nature Communications doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-21323-z.
  • Drake H., Roberts  NMW., Heim C., Whitehouse M., Siljeström S., Kooijman E., Broman C.,  Ivarsson M., Åström M. (2019) Timing and origin of natural gas accumulation in the Siljan impact structure, Sweden. Nature Communications; doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-12728-y.
  • Mißbach, H., Steininger, H., Thiel, V., Goetz, W. (2019). Investigating the effect of perchlorate on flight-like gas chromatography–mass spectrometry as performed by MOMA onboard the ExoMars 2020 rover. Astrobiology 19, 11, 1339–1352.
  • Reinhardt, M., Goetz, W., Duda, J.-P., Heim, C., Reitner, J., and Thiel, V. (2019) Organic signatures in Pleistocene cherts from Lake Magadi (Kenya), analogs for early Earth hydrothermal deposits, Biogeosciences, 16, 2443-2465.  doi:/10.5194/bg-16-2443-2019.
  • Drake H., Whitehouse M., Heim C., Reiners P., Hogmalm K.J., Dopson D, Broman C., Åström M. (2018) Unprecedented 34S-enrichment during bacterial sulfate reduction under oligotrophic conditions in fractured crystalline rocks. Geobiology, 16, 556-574. doi: /10.1111/gbi.12297.
  • Mißbach, H., Schmidt, B.C., Duda, J.-P., Lünsdorf, N.K., Goetz, W., Thiel, V. (2018). Assessing the diversity of lipids formed via Fischer–Tropsch-type reactions. Organic Geochemistry 119, 110–121.
  • Reinhardt M., Duda J.-P., Blumenberg M., Ostertag-Henning C., Reitner J., Heim C., Thiel V. (2018) The taphonomic fate of isorenieratene in Lower Jurassic shales – controlled by iron? Geobiology, 2018, 1-15. DOI: 10.1111/gbi.12284.
  • Drake H.,  Ivarsson M., Bengtson S., Heim C., Siljeström S., Whitehouse M., Broman C., Belivanova V., Åström M. (2017) Anaerobic consortia of fungi and sulfate reducing bacteria in deep granite fractures. Nature Communications,  doi:10.1038/s41467-017-00094-6.
  • Drake H., Heim C.,  Roberts N., Zack T., Tillberg M., Broman C., Ivarsson M., Whitehouse M., Åström M. (2017) Microbial production and consumption of methane in the upper continental crust throughout the Phanerozoic eon. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 470, 108-118.
  • Goesmann, F., Brinckerhoff, W.B., Raulin, F., Goetz, W., Danell, R.M., Getty, S.A., Siljeström, S., Mißbach, H. et al. (2017) The Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA) Instrument: Characterization of Organic Material in Martian Sediments. Astrobiology 17, 6–7, 655–685.
  • Heim C., Quéric N.-V., Ionescu D.,  Schäfer N., Simon K., Thiel V. Reitner J. (2017) Frutexites-like structures formed by iron oxidizing biofilms in the continental subsurface of the Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory, Sweden. PLOS One, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0177542
  • Hubalek V., Wu X., Eiler A., Buck M., Heim C., Dopson M., Bertilsson S., Ionescu D. (2016) Connectivity to the surface determines diversity patterns in subsurface aquifers of the Fennoscandian shield. The ISME Journal, 1-12. doi:10.1038/ismej.2016.36
  • Mißbach, H., Duda, J.-P., Lünsdorf, N.K., Schmidt, B.C., Thiel, V. (2016). Testing the preservation of biomarkers during experimental maturation of an immature kerogen. International Journal of Astrobiology 15, 3, 165–175.
  • Drake H., Åström M., Heim C., Broman C., Åström J., Whitehouse M., Magnus Ivarsson M., Siljeström S., Sjövall P., (2015) Extreme 13C-depletion of carbonates formed during oxidation of biogenic methane in fractured granite. Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/ncomms8020.
  • Heim C., Simon K., Ionescu D., De Beer, D., Quéric N.-V., Reitner J., Thiel V. (2015) Assessing the utility of trace and rare earth elements as biosignatures in microbial iron oxyhydroxides. Frontiers in Earth Sciences, doi: 10.3389/feart.2015.00006.
  • Ionescu D., Heim C., Polerecky L., Ramette A., Haeusler S., Bizic-Ionescu M., Thiel V., De Beer, D. (2015) Diversity of iron oxidizing and reducing bacteria in flow reactors in the Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory. Geomicrobiology Journal, 32, 207-220.
  • Ionescu D., Heim C., Polerecky L., Thiel V., De Beer, D. (2015) Biotic and abiotic oxidation and reduction of iron at circumneutral pH are inseparable processes under natural conditions. Geomicrobiology Journal, 32, 221-230.
  • Leefmann T., Heim C., Lausmaa J., Sjövall P., Ionescu D., Reitner J., Thiel V. (2015) An imaging mass spectrometry study on the formation of conditioning films and biofilms in the subsurface (Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory, SE Sweden). Geomicrobiology Journal, 32, 197-206.
  • Ionescu D., Buchmann B., Heim C., Haeusler S., De Beer D., Polerecky L. (2014) Oxygenic Photosynthesis As A Protection Mechanism For Cyanobacteria Against Iron-Encrustation In Environments With High Fe2+ Concentrations Frontiers in Microbiology, doi:10.3389/fmicb.2014.00459.
  • Heim C., Quéric N.-V., Ionescu D., Simon K., Thiel V. (2014) Chemolithotrophic microbial mats in an open pond in the continental subsurface – implications for microbial biosignatures. Göttingen Contribution to Geosciences, 77, 99-112.
  • Leefmann T., Heim C., Kryvenda A., Siljeström S., Sjövall P., Thiel V. (2013) Biomarker imaging of single diatom cells in a microbial mat using Time-of-Flight Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (ToF-SIMS). Organic Geochemistry 57, 23-33.
  • Heim C., Lausmaa J., Sjövall P., Toporski J., Dieing T., Simon K., Hansen B.T., Kronz A., Arp G., Reitner J., Thiel V. (2012) Ancient microbial activity recorded in fracture fillings from granitic rocks (Äspö Hard Rock Laboratory, Sweden). Geobiology, 10, 280-297.