Sebastian Krause

graduate student, since fall 2016


Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
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.


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