Sebastian Krause

graduate student, since fall 2016

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Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
sjkrause@ucla.edu
5877 Slichter Hall

My research focusses on microbial activity connected to methane cycling (production and consumption) in marine organic-rich surface sediments and on the abiotic breakdown of methane in the marine environment.

I received my Bachelor’s of Science at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) in Marine Biology. While at UCSC, I worked in a phytoplankton laboratory that focused on coastal ocean monitoring of harmful algal blooms supervised by Dr. Raphael Kudela. Before coming to UCLA I was employed at University of Southern California  (USC) in Dr. Douglas Capone’s research lab investigating the nitrogen cycle in marine systems. There I participated in monthly research cruises off the coast of Southern California known as the San Pedro Ocean Time Series (SPOT). On my free time, I enjoy swimming, camping, hiking, and scuba diving.

Publications

Krause, S.J.E, T. Treude (2021): Deciphering cryptic methane cycling: Coupling of methylotrophic methanogenesis and anaerobic oxidation of methane in hypersaline coastal wetland sediment. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 302, 160-174 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gca.2021.03.021