Tobias Goldhammer

+49 (30) 64181 735
+49 (30) 64181 682

Müggelseedamm 301, 12587 Berlin


seit 02.2016

Wissenschaftler am IGB, Abteilung Ökohydrologie und Biogeochemie

11.2009 - 01.2016

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (PostDoc) am MARUM Zentrum für Marine Umweltwissenschaften, Universität Bremen, Arbeitsgruppe Sedimentgeochemie

07.2006 – 10.2009

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (Doktorand) am Forschungszentrum Ozeanränder, Universität Bremen. Dissertationsthema: Isotope insights into the phosphorus cycle of marine sediments

10.2000 - 05.2006

Studium der Geoökologie (Diplom), Universität Bayreuth. Thema der Diplomarbeit: Redox processes of carbon and sulfur in peat soil affected by water table fluctuations

Martin Pusch
Christian Wolter
Sonja Jähnig
Thomas Mehner
(Abt. 1) Ökohydrologie und Biogeochemie
(Abt. 2) Ökologie der Lebensgemeinschaften und Ökosysteme
(Abt. 3) Plankton- und Mikrobielle Ökologie
(Abt. 4) Biologie der Fische, Fischerei und Aquakultur
(Abt. 5) Evolutionäre und Integrative Ökologie


Cobo M, Goldhammer T, Brothers S (accepted) A desiccating saline lakebed is a significant source of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. One Earth

Köhler J, Varga E, Spahr S, Gessner J, Stelzer K, Brandt G, Mahecha MD, Kraemer G, Pusch M, Wolter C, Monaghan MT, Stöck M, Goldhammer T (2024) Unpredicted ecosystem response to compound human impacts in a European river. Scientific Reports 14, 16445.

Kommana G, Hupfer M, Woodhouse J, Grossart HP, Goldhammer T (2024) Reduced greenhouse gas emissions from particulate organic matter degradation in iron-enriched sediments. Environmental Science: Processes and Impacts

Freeman EC, Emilson EJS, Dittmar T, Braga LPP, Emilson CE, Goldhammer T, Martineau C, Singer G, Tanentzap AJ (2024) Universal microbial reworking of dissolved organic matter along environmental gradients. Nature Communications, 15(1).

Ying Z, Tetzlaff D, Freymueller J, Comte JC, Goldhammer T, Schmidt A, Soulsby C (2024) Developing a conceptual model of groundwater – Surface water interactions in a drought sensitive lowland catchment using multi-proxy data. Journal of Hydrology, 628, 130550.


Chen K, Tetzlaff D, Goldhammer T, Freymueller J, Wu S, Smith AA, Schmidt A, Liu G, Venohr M, Soulsby C (2023) Synoptic water isotope surveys to understand the hydrology of large intensively managed catchments. Journal of Hydrology

Liu J, Tetzlaff D, Goldhammer T, Wu S, Soulsby C (2023) Quantifying changes and trends of NO3 concentrations and concentration-discharge relationships in a complex, heavily managed, drought-sensitive river system. Journal of Hydrology 622

Paul A, Reese M, Goldhammer T, Schmalsch C, Weber C, Bannick CG (2023) Spectroscopic Evidence for Adsorption of Natural Organic Matter on Microplastics. Applied Research

Gebauer R, Brügmann A, Folorunso EA, Goldhammer T, Gebauer T, Schöning V, Bittmann S, Knopf K, Mráz J, Kloas W (2023) Species- and diet-specific aquaculture wastewater nutrient profile: Implications for aquaponics and development of sustainable aquaponics diet. Aquaculture doi:10.1016/j.aquaculture.2023.739307

Jentzsch L, Grossart HP, Plewe S, Schulze-Makuch D, Goldhammer T (2023) Response of cyanobacterial mats to ambient phosphate fluctuations: phosphorus cycling, polyphosphate accumulation and stoichiometric flexibility. ISME Communications


Wu S, Tetzlaff D, Goldhammer T, Freymüller J, Soulsby C (2022) Tracer-aided identification of hydrological and biogeochemical controls on in-stream water quality in a riparian wetland. Water Research 222:118860 doi:10.1016/j.watres.2022.118860

Page M, Goldhammer T, Hilt S, Tolentino S, Brothers S (2022) Filamentous algae blooms in a large, clear-water lake: potential drivers and reduced benthic primary production. Water 14:2136 doi:10.3390/w14132136

Scholtysik G, Goldhammer T, Arz HW, Moros M, Littke R, Hupfer M (2022) Geochemical focusing and burial of sedimentary iron, manganese and phosphorus during lake eutrophication. Limnology and Oceanography 67(4)768-783 doi:10.1002/lno.12019


Wu S, Tetzlaff D, Goldhammer T, Soulsby C (2021) Hydroclimatic variability and riparian wetland restoration control the hydrology and nutrient fluxes in a lowland agricultural catchment. Journal of Hydrology 603:126904 doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126904

Masigol H, Woodhouse JN, Van West P, Mostowfizadeh-Ghalamfarsa R, Rojas-Jimenez K, Goldhammer T, Khodaparast SA, Grossart HP (2021) Phylogenetic and Functional Diversity of Saprolegniales and Fungi Isolated from Temperate Lakes in Northeast Germany. Journal of Fungi doi:10.3390/jof7110968

Kleine L, Tetzlaff D, Smith A, Goldhammer T, Soulsby C (2021) Using isotopes to understand landscape‐scale connectivity in a groundwater‐dominated, lowland catchment under drought conditions. Hydrological Processes doi:10.1002/hyp.14197

Lukas J, Auer F, Goldhammer T, Krause J, Romanczuk P, Klamser P, Arias Rodriguez L, Bierbach D (2021) Diurnal changes in hypoxia shape predator-prey interaction in a bird-fish system. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution doi:10.3389/fevo.2021.619193


Zak D, Hupfer M, Cabezas A, Jurasinski G, Audet J, Kleeberg A, McInnes R, Munch Kristiansen S, Petersen RJ, Liu H, Goldhammer T (2020) Sulphate in freshwater ecosystems: A review of sources, biogeochemical cycles, ecotoxicological effects and bioremediation. Earth Science Reviews doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103446

Scholtysik G, Dellwig O, Roeser P, Arz HW, Casper P, Herzog C, Goldhammer T, Hupfer M (2020) Geochemical focusing and sequestration of manganese during eutrophication of Lake Stechlin (NE Germany). Biogeochemistry doi:10.1007/s10533-020-00729-9

Dommain R, Andama M, Mcdonough M, Prado NA, Goldhammer T, Potts R, Maldonado JE, Nkurunungi JB, Campana MG (2020) The challenges of reconstructing tropical biodiversity with sedimentary ancient DNA: a 2200-year-long metagenomic record from Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution doi:10.3389/fevo.2020.00218

Gan S, Schmidt F, Heuer VB, Goldhammer T, Witt M, Hinrichs KU (2020) Impacts of redox conditions on dissolved organic matter (DOM) quality in marine sediments off the River Rhône, Western Mediterranean Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta doi:10.1016/j.gca.2020.02.001


Kölling M, Bouimetarhan I, Bowles MW, Felis T, Goldhammer T, Hinrichs KU, Schulz M, Zabel M (2019) Consistent CO2 release by pyrite oxidation on continental shelves prior to glacial terminations. Nature Geoscience doi:10.1038/s41561-019-0465-9

Zak D, Roth C, Unger V, Goldhammer T, Fenner N, Freeman C, Jurasinski G (2019) Unravelling the importance of polyphenols for microbial carbon mineralization in rewetted riparian peatlands. Frontiers in Environmental Science - Biogeochemical Dynamics. doi:10.3389/fenvs.2019.00147

Aiello IW, Beaufort L, Goldhammer T, Heuer VB, Hinrichs KU, Zabel M (2019) Anatomy of a ‘suspended’ seafloor in the dense brine waters of the deep hypersaline Urania Basin. Deep Sea Research Part II doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.07.014

Pjevac P, Dyksma S, Goldhammer T, Mujakić I, Koblížek M, Mussmann M, Amann R, Orlić S (2019) In situ abundance and carbon fixation activity of distinct anoxygenic phototrophs in the stratified seawater lake Rogoznica. Environ Microbiol doi:10.1111/1462-2920.14739

Masigol H, Khodaparast SA, Woodhouse JN, Rojas‐Jimenez K, Fonvielle J, Rezakhani F, Mostowfizadeh‐Ghalamfarsa R, Neubauer D, Goldhammer T, Grossart HP (2019), The contrasting roles of aquatic fungi and oomycetes in the degradation and transformation of polymeric organic matter. Limnol Oceanogr doi:10.1002/lno.11242


Gruen DS, Wang DT, Koenneke M, Topcuoglu BD, Stewart LC, Goldhammer T, Holden JF, Hinrichs KU, Ono S (2018) Experimental investigation on the controls of clumped isotopologue and hydrogen isotope ratios in microbial methane. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 237:339-356 doi:10.1016/j.gca.2018.06.029

Becker KW, Elling FJ, Schröder JM, Lipp JS, Goldhammer T, Zabel M, Elvert M, Overmann J, Hinrichs KU (2018) Isoprenoid quinones resolve the stratification of microbial redox processes in a biogeochemical continuum from the photic zone to deep anoxic sediments of the Black Sea. Applied and Environmental Microbiology doi:10.1128/AEM.02736-17

Zhuang GC, Heuer VB, Lazar CS, Goldhammer T, Wendt J, Samarkin VA, Elvert M, Teske AP, Joye SB, Hinrichs KU (2018) Relative importance of methylotrophic methanogenesis in sediments of the Western Mediterranean Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta doi:10.1016/j.gca.2017.12.024

Zak D, Goldhammer T, Cabezas A, Gelbrecht J, Gurke R, Augustin J, Wagner C, Klimkowska A, McInnes R (2018) Top soil removal reduces export of phosphorus and dissolved organic matter and lowers methane emissions from rewetted peatlands. Journal of Applied Ecology 55(1)311-320 doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12931


Lin YS, Koch BP, Feseker T, Ziervogel K, Goldhammer T, Schmidt F, Witt M, Kellermann MY, Zabel M, Teske A, Hinrichs KU (2017) Near-surface heating of young rift sediment causes mass production and discharge of reactive dissolved organic matter. Scientific Reports doi:10.1038/srep44864

Schmidt F, Koch BP, Goldhammer T, Elvert M, Witt M, Lin YS, Wendt J, Zabel M, Heuer V, Hinrichs KU (2017) Unraveling signatures of biogeochemical processes and the depositional setting in the molecular composition of pore water DOM across different marine environments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta doi:10.1016/j.gca.2017.03.005

Sokoll S, Ferdelman TG, Holtappels M, Goldhammer T, Littmann S, Iversen MH, Kuypers MMM (2017) Intense biological phosphate uptake onto particles in sub-euphotic continental margin waters. Geophysical Research Letters doi:10.1002/2016GL072183


Sokoll S, Lavik G, Sommer S, Goldhammer T, Kuypers MMM, Holtappels M (2016) Extensive nitrogen loss from permeable sediments off North West Africa. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences doi:10.1002/2015JG003298

Hawkes JA, Hansen CT, Goldhammer T, Bach W, Dittmar T (2016) Molecular alteration of marine dissolved organic matter under experimental hydrothermal conditions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta doi:10.1016/j.gca.2015.11.025


Goldhammer T, Schwärzle A, Aiello IW, Zabel M (2015) Temporal stability and origin of chemoclines in the deep hypersaline anoxic Urania basin. Geophysical Research Letters doi:10.1002/2015GL063758

Lagostina L, Goldhammer T, Roy H, Evans TW, Lever MA, Jorgensen BB, Groth Petersen D, Schramm A, Schreiber L (2015) Ammonia-oxidizing bacteria of the Nitrosospira cluster 1 dominate over ammonia-oxidizing archaea in oligotrophic surface sediments near the South Atlantic Gyre. Environmental Microbiology Reports doi:10.1111/1758-2229.12264


Yoshinaga MY, Holler T, Goldhammer T, Wegener G, Pohlman JW, Brunner B, Kuypers MMM, Hinrichs KU, Elvert M (2014) Carbon isotope equilibration during sulfate-limited anaerobic oxidation of methane. Nature Geoscience doi:10.1038/ngeo2069

Meador TB, Gagen EJ, Loscar ME, Goldhammer T, Yoshinaga MYY, Wendt J, Thomm, M, Hinrichs KU (2014) Thermococcus kodakarensis modulates its polar membrane lipids and elemental composition according to growth stage and phosphate availability. Frontiers in Extreme Microbiology doi:10.3389/fmicb.2014.00010


Kraft B, Engelen B, Goldhammer T, Lin YS, Cypionka H, Könneke M (2013) Desulfofrigus spec. prevails in sulfate-reducing dilution cultures from sediments of the Benguela upwelling area. FEMS Microbiology Ecology doi:10.1111/1574-6941.12039


Lin YS, Heuer VB, Goldhammer T, Kellermann MY, Zabel M, Hinrichs KU (2012) Towards constraining H2 concentration in subseafloor sediment: a proposal for combined analysis by two distinct approaches. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 77 186-201 doi:10.1016/j.gca.2011.11.008


Goldhammer T, Brunner B, Bernasconi S, Ferdelman T, Zabel M (2011) Phosphate oxygen isotopes: insights into sedimentary phosphorus cycling from the Benguela upwelling system. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 75(13) 3741-3756 doi:10.1016/j.gca.2011.04.006

Goldhammer T, Max T, Brunner B , Einsiedl F, Zabel M (2011) Marine sediment pore-water profiles of phosphate δ18O using a refined micro-extraction. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 9 110-120 doi:10.4319/lom.2011.9.110


Goldhammer T, Brüchert V, Ferdelman TG, Zabel M (2010) Microbial sequestration of phosphorus in anoxic upwelling sediments. Nature Geoscience 3 557-561 doi:10.1038/ngeo913

Von Suchodoletz H, Oberhänsli H, Faust D, Fuchs M, Blanchet C, Goldhammer T, Zöller L (2010) The evolution of Saharan dust input on Lanzarote (Canary Islands) - influenced by human activity in the northwest Sahara during the Early Holocene? The Holocene 20(2) 1-11 doi:10.1177/0959683609350385


Goldhammer T, Einsiedl F, Blodau C (2008) In situ determination of sulfate turnover in peatlands: a downscaled push-pull tracer technique. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 171(5) 740-750 doi:10.1002/jpln.200700225

Goldhammer T, Blodau C (2008) Dessication and product accumulation constrain heterotrophic anaerobic respiration in peats of an ombrotrophic temperate bog. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 40(8) 2007-2015 doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2008.03.005


Heitmann T, Goldhammer T, Beer J, Blodau C (2007) Electron transfer processes of dissolved organic matter and their potential significance for anaerobic respiration in a northern bog. Global Change Biology 13(8) 1771-1785 doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2007.01382.x


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