Kai Ziervogel

Director, Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory
Office: Ocean Process Analysis Lab, Morse Hall Rm 136A, Durham, NH 03824
A headshot of Kai Ziervogel, a research assistant professor in the Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory.


  • Ph.D., University of Rostock
  • M.S., University of Rostock

Courses Taught

  • ESCI 896: Top/Marine Microbes

Selected Publications

Lin, Y. -S., Koch, B. P., Feseker, T., Ziervogel, K., Goldhammer, T., Schmidt, F., . . . Hinrichs, K. -U. (2017). Near-surface Heating of Young Rift Sediment Causes Mass Production and Discharge of Reactive Dissolved Organic Matter. Scientific Reports, 7(1). doi:10.1038/srep44864

Passow, U., & Ziervogel, K. (2016). Marine Snow Sedimented Oil Released During the Deepwater Horizon Spill. Oceanography, 29(3), 118-125. doi:10.5670/oceanog.2016.76

Ziervogel, K., Joye, S. B., & Arnosti, C. (2016). Microbial enzymatic activity and secondary production in sediments affected by the sedimentation pulse following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 241-248. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.04.003

Ziervogel, K., Dike, C., Asper, V., Montoya, J., Battles, J., D׳souza, N., . . . Arnosti, C. (2016). Enhanced particle fluxes and heterotrophic bacterial activities in Gulf of Mexico bottom waters following storm-induced sediment resuspension. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 77-88. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.06.017

Ziervogel, K., & Arnosti, C. (2016). Enhanced protein and carbohydrate hydrolyses in plume-associated deepwaters initially sampled during the early stages of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 129, 368-373. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.09.003

Kleindienst, S., Seidel, M., Ziervogel, K., Grim, S., Loftis, K., Harrison, S., . . . Joye, S. B. (2015). Chemical dispersants can suppress the activity of natural oil-degrading microorganisms. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(48), 14900-14905. doi:10.1073/pnas.1507380112

Passow, U., Ziervogel, K., Asper, V., & Diercks, A. (2012). Marine snow formation in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Environmental Research Letters, 7(3), 035301. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/3/035301

Teske, A., Durbin, A., Ziervogel, K., Cox, C., & Arnosti, C. (2011). Microbial Community Composition and Function in Permanently Cold Seawater and Sediments from an Arctic Fjord of Svalbard. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77(6), 2008-2018. doi:10.1128/aem.01507-10

Martinez-Garcia, M., Brazel, D. M., Swan, B. K., Arnosti, C., Chain, P. S. G., Reitenga, K. G., . . . Stepanauskas, R. (n.d.). Capturing Single Cell Genomes of Active Polysaccharide Degraders: An Unexpected Contribution of Verrucomicrobia. PLoS ONE, 7(4), e35314. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0035314

Ziervogel, K., McKay, L., Rhodes, B., Osburn, C. L., Dickson-Brown, J., Arnosti, C., & Teske, A. (n.d.). Microbial Activities and Dissolved Organic Matter Dynamics in Oil-Contaminated Surface Seawater from the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill Site. PLoS ONE, 7(4), e34816. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0034816

Most Cited Publications