*denotes a student/postdoc whose project was supervised by Swanner



Kniptash R, *Akam SA, Swanner ED, and J Meyer. “Local scale hydrogeologic controls on groundwater discharge areas to a ferruginous meromictic kettle lake”

Ostrander CM, Heard A, Swanner ED, Shu Y, Zheng W, Zhao Y and S Nielsen. “Thallium isotope cycling in a ferruginous Precambrian ocean analogue.”

Heard A, Ostrander CM, Swanner ED, *Rico K, and S Nielsen. “Iron Cycling and Isotopic Fractionation in a Ferruginous, Seasonally Ice-Covered Lake.”

*Leung T, Lee J, Yang J, Choi J, Howe A, and ED Swanner. “A case study of adapting PhytoPAM II and factory reference spectra for a multi-lakes monitoring program.”

*Stevenson Z, *Riddley M, *McConnell T, and ED Swanner. “Hydrological, Geochemical, and Microbiological Controls on Iron Mineralization in an Intermittent Stream.”


<dataset>Swanner ED, *Alfaro Garcia MN, *Barton NW, *Bohnsack AR , *Conwell TL , *Getz TA, *Korkowski GA, *Nong ZM, *Quick RG, *Schuller SK, *Slaven SL and *KE Zechmeister. “Geochemical data from Little Comfort and Keewahtin Lakes, Minnesota 2023-2024. ver 1” (2024) Environmental Data Initiative. DOI: 10.6073/pasta/4677127ee382937324cfb24901727214

Gasda PJ, Lanza NL, Meslin P‐Y, Lamm SN, Cousin A, Anderson R, Forni O, Swanner E, L’Haridon J,  Frydenvang J, Thomas N, Gwizd S, Stein N, Fischer WW, Hurowitz J, Sumner D, Rivera‐Hernández F, Crossey L, Ollila A, Essunfeld A, Newsom HE, Clark B , Wiens RC, Gasnault O, Clegg SM, Maurice S, Delapp D , and A Reyes‐Newell. “Manganese-rich sandstones as an indicator of ancient oxic lake water conditions in Gale crater, Mars.” (2024) JGR: Planets, 129, e2023JE007923. pdf

Grengs A, *Ledesma G, Xiong Y, Katsev S, Poulton SW, Swanner ED, and C W. “Direct precipitation of siderite in ferruginous environments.” (2024) Geochemical Perspectives Letters 30: 1-6. pdf

Swanner ED, Harding C, Akam S, Lascu I, *Ledesma G, *Poudel P, *Sun H, *Duncanson S, *Bandy K, *Branham A, *Bryant-Tapper L, *Conwell T, *Jamison O, and *LE Netz. “Thermal stratification and meromixis in four dilute temperate zone lakes.” (2024) Biogeosciences. pdf EarthArXiv dataset EGUsphere

*Akam S, Chuang P-C, Katsev S, Wittkop C, Chamberlain C, Dale A, Wallmann K, Heathcote A, and E Swanner. (2024) “Methane-Carbon Budget of a Ferruginous Meromictic Lake and Implications for Marine Methane Dynamics on Early Earth.” Geology. pdf


Villanueva P, Yang J, Liang X, *Leung T, Ikuma K, Swanner ED, Howe A, and J Lee. “Oneweek ahead prediction of cyanobacterial harmful algal blooms in Iowa lakes.” (2023) Environmental Science & Technology 57. pdf

*Stevenson Z, *Tong H, and ED Swanner. “Insights on Biotic and Abiotic 2,4-Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid Degradation by Anaerobic Fe-cycling Bacteria.” (2023) Journal of Environmental Quality, 1-10. pdf

Treiman AH, and many others, including ED Swanner. “Manganese-Iron Phosphate Nodules at the Groken site, Gale Crater, Mars.” (2023) Minerals 13:1122. pdf

*Akam SA, Swanner ED, Yao H, Hong W-L, and J Peckmann. “Methane-derived authigenic carbonates – A case for a globally relevant marine carbonate factory.” (2023) Earth-Science Reviews. pdf

*Leung T and E Swanner. “Statewide lake assessment reveals spatiotemporal variability of iron in Iowa lakes.” (2023) Journal of Contemporary Water Research and Education. pdf dataset

Robbins LJ, Fahkree M, Smith AJB, Bishop BA, Swanner ED, Peacock C, Planavsky NJ, Reinhard CT, Crowe SA, and Lyons TW. “Manganese oxides, Earth surface oxygenation, and the rise of oxygenic photosynthesis.” (2023) Earth-Science Reviews, 239. pdf

*Ledesma G, *Islam R, and ED Swanner. “Evaluation of preservation protocols for oxygen-sensitive minerals within laminated aquatic sediments.” (2023) Limnology and Oceanography Methods, 21(3): 127-140. Open Access pdf EarthArxiv dataset


*Kasiviswananathan P, Swanner ED, Halverson LJ, and P Vijayapalani. “Farming on Mars: Treatment of Basaltic Regolith Soil and Briny Water Simulants Sustains Plant Growth.” (2022) PLoS One. Open Access Forbes article

Swanner ED, *Wüstner M, *Leung T, Pust J, *Fatka M, *Lambrecht N, Chmiel H, and H Strauss. “Seasonal phytoplankton and geochemical shifts in the subsurface chlorophyll maximum layer of a dimictic ferruginous lake.” (2022) Microbiology Open. Authorea dataset Open Access


Swanner ED, *Lambrecht N, Wittkop C, Katsev S, *Ledesma  G, and *T Leung. “Water properties of Brownie Lake, MN and Canyon Lake, MI from 2015-2019 ver 1.” (2021) dataset published in Environmental Data Initiative.

Schad M, *Halama M, Robbins LJ, Warchola TJ, Tejada J, Kirchhof R, Lalonde SV, Swanner ED, Planavsky NJ, Thorwarth H, Mansor M. Konhauser KO, and A Kappler. “Phosphate Remobilization from Banded Iron Formations during metamorphic Mineral Transformations.” (2021) Chemical Geology, 584,120489. pdf

*Lambrecht N, *Stevenson Z, Sheik CS, *Pronschinske MA, *Tong H, and ED Swanner. “‘Candidatus Chlorobium masyteum’, a novel photoferrotrophic green sulfur bacterium enriched from a ferruginous meromictic lake.” (2021) Frontiers in Microbiology. pdf corrigendum

*Leung T, Wilkinson G, and ED Swanner. “Iron availability allows sustained cyanobacterial bloom: a dual-lake study.” (2021) Inland Waters. pdf dataset

Erickson ML, Swanner ED, Ziegler BA, and JR Havig. “Months-long spike in aqueous As following domestic well installation and disinfection: short- and long-term drinking water quality implications.” (2021) Journal of Hazardous Materials, 414: 125409. pdf

Tong H, Li B, Swanner E, Liu C, Chen MJ, Xia Y, Liu Y, Ning Z, Li F, and X Feng. “Microaerophilic oxidation of Fe(II) coupled with simultaneous carbon fixation and As(III) oxidation and sequestration in karstic paddy soil.” (2021) Environmental Science & Technology pdf

Kappler A, Bryce C, Mansor M, Byrne JM, Swanner ED, and U Lueder. “An evolving view on biogeochemical cycling of iron.” (2021) Nature Reviews Microbiology. pdf


Swanner ED, *Lambrecht N, Wittkop C, Harding C, Katsev S, Torgeson J, and SW Poulton. “The biogeochemistry of ferruginous lakes and past ferruginous oceans.” (2020) Earth-Science Reviews, 211:103430. pdf

Cole DB, Planavsky NJ, Longley M, Boning P, Wilkes D, Wang X, Swanner ED, Wittkop C, Busigny V, Knudsen A, and EA Sperling. “Uranium isotope fractionation in anoxic settings and the global uranium isotope mass balance.” (2020) Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 34(8). pdf

Lee J, Choi J, *Fatka M, Swanner ED, Ikuma K, Liang X, *Leung T, and A Howe. “Improved detection of mcyA genes and their phylogenetic origins in harmful algal blooms.” (2020) Water Research, 176(115730). pdf

Wittkop C, Swanner ED, Grengs A, *Lambrecht N, Myrbo A, Bray AW, Poulton SW, and S Katsev. “Evaluating a primary carbonate pathway for manganese enrichments in reducing environments.” (2020) Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 538(116201). pdf

*Lambrecht N, Katsev S, Wittkop C, Hall SJ, Sheik CS, Picard A, Fakhraee M, and ED Swanner ED. “Biogeochemical and physical controls on methane fluxes from two meromictic ferruginous lakes.” (2020) Geobiology, 18(1): 54-69. pdf dataset


Tong H, Hao L, Chen MJ, Li F, Liu C, Swanner E, Xia Y, Liu Y, and Y Liu. “Biological Fe(II) and Arsenic Oxidation for Arsenic Immobilization in Microaerophilic Environments.” (2019) Geochimica et Cosmichimica Acta, 265: 96-108. pdf

Swanner ED, Webb SM, and A Kappler. “Fate of cobalt and nickel in mackinawite during diagenetic pyrite formation.” (2019) American Mineralogist, 104:917-928. pdf

Babechuk M, Weimar N, Kleinhanns I, Eroglu S, Swanner ED, Kenny G, Kamber B, and R Schoenberg. “Pervasively anoxic surface conditions at the onset of the Great Oxidation Event: new multi-proxy constraints from the Cooper Lake paleosol.” (2019) Precambrian Research, 323:126-163. pdf


*Lambrecht N, Wittkop C, Katsev S, Fakhraee M, and ED Swanner. “Geochemical characterization of two ferruginous meromictic lakes in the Upper Midwest, U.S.A.” (2018) JGR Biogeosciences, 123(10):3403-3422. pdf

*Eroglu S, Schoenberg R, Pascarelli S, Beukes N, Kleinhanns I, and ED Swanner. “Open ocean vs. continentally-derived iron cycles along the Neoarchean Campbellrand-Malmani carbonate platform, South Africa.” (2018) American Journal of Science, 318(4):367-408. pdf

Swanner ED, *Maisch M, *Wu W, and A Kappler. “Oxic Fe(III) reduction could have generated Fe(II) in the photic zone of Precambrian seawater.” (2018) Scientific Reports, 8(1):4238. pdf


Konhauser KO, Robbins LJ, Alessi DS, Flynn SL, Gingras MK, Martinez RE, Kappler A, Swanner ED, Li Y-L, Crowe SA, and SV Lalonde. “Phytoplankton contributions to the trace-element composition of Precambrian banded iron formation.” (2017) GSA Bulletin. pdf

Eroglu S, van Zuilen M, Taubald H, Drost K, Wille M, Swanner E, Beukes N, and R Schoenberg. “Continuously increasing oxidation state by organic burial on shallow marine shelves during the Neoarchean.” (2017) Precambrian Research, 302, Supplement C:122-139. pdf

*Wu W, Swanner ED, Kleinhanns IC, Schoenberg R, Pan Y and A Kappler. “Fe isotope fractionation during Fe(II) oxidation by the marine photoferrotroph Rhodovulum iodosum in the presence of Si – implications for Precambrian iron formation deposition.” (2017) Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 211:307-321. pdf

Swanner ED, *Bayer T, *Wu W, Hao L, Obst M, Sundman A, Byrne JM, Michel FM, Kappler A, and R Schoenberg. “Iron isotope fractionation during Fe(II) oxidation mediated by the oxygen-producing marine cyanobacterium Synechococcus PCC 7002.” (2017) Environmental Science & Technology, 51(9):4897-4906. pdf


*Maisch, M, Wu, W, Kappler, A and ED Swanner. “Laboratory simulation of an iron(II)-rich Precambrian marine upwelling system to explore the growth of photosynthetic bacteria.” (2016) Journal of Visualized Experiments. 113:e54251. pdf materials video

*Halama M, Swanner ED, Konhauser KO, and A Kappler. “Evaluation of siderite and magnetite formation in BIFs by pressure-temperature experiments of Fe(III) minerals and microbial biomass.” (2016) Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 450:243-253. pdf

Hao L, Guo Y, Byrne JM, Zeitvogel F, Schmid G, Ingino P, Li J, Neu TR, Swanner ED, Kappler A, and M Obst. “Binding of heavy metal ions in aggregates of microbial cells, EPS and biogenic iron minerals measured in-situ using metal- and glycoconjugates-specific fluorophores.” (2016) Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. 180:66-96. pdf


Swanner ED, Wu W, Hao L, *Wuestner ML, Obst M, Moran DM, McIlvin M, Saito M and A Kappler. “Physiology, Fe(II) oxidation, and Fe mineral formation by a marine planktonic cyanobacterium grown under ferruginous conditions.” (2015) Frontiers in Earth Science 3. pdf

Swanner ED, *Wu W, Schoenberg R, Byrne J, Michel FM, Pan Y and A Kappler. “Fractionation of Fe isotopes during Fe(II) oxidation by a marine photoferrotroph is controlled by the formation of organic Fe-complexes and colloidal Fe fractions.” (2015) Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 165:44-61. pdf

*Robbins LJ, Swanner ED, Lalonde SV, Eickhoff M, Paranich ML, Reinhard CT, Peacock CL, Kappler A and KO Konhauser. “Limited Zn and Ni mobility during simulated Iron Formation diageneis.” (2015) Chemical Geology 402:30-39. pdf

Swanner ED, Mloszewska AM, Cirpka OA, Schoenberg R, Konhauser KO and A Kappler. “Modulation of oxygen production in Archaean oceans by episodes of Fe(II) toxicity.” (2015) Nature Geoscience 8(2):126-130. pdf supplement


Melton ED, Swanner ED, Behrens S, Schmidt C and A Kappler. “The Interplay of Microbially Mediated and Abiotic Reactions in the Biogeochemical Fe Cycle.” (2014) Nature Reviews Microbiology 12:797-808. pdf

*Wu W, Swanner ED, Hao L, Zeitvogel F, Obst M, Pan Y and A Kappler. “Characterization of the physiology and cell-mineral interactions of the marine anoxygenic phototrophic Fe(II)-oxidizer Rhodovulum iodosum – implications for Precambrian Fe(II) oxidation.” (2014) FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 88:503-515. pdf

Swanner ED, Planavsky NJ, Lalonde SV, Robbins LJ,  Bekker A, Rouxel OJ, Saito MA, Kappler A, Mojzsis SJ, and KO Konhauser KO. “Cobalt and marine redox evolution.” (2014) Earth & Planetary Science Letters, 390:253-263. pdf


Swanner ED, Bekker A, Pecoits E, Konhauser KO, Cates N, and SJ Mojzsis. “Geochemistry of pyrite from diamictites of the Boolgeeda Iron Formation, Western Australia with implications for the GOE and Paleoproterozoic Ice Ages.” (2013) Chemical Geology, 362:131-142. pdf

Posth N, Koehler I, Swanner ED, Schroeder C, Wellman E, Binder B, Konhauser KO, Neumann U, Berthold C, Nowak M, Kappler A. “Simulating Precambrian Banded Iron Formation Diagenesis.” (2013) Chemical Geology, 362:66-73. pdf


Swanner ED and AS Templeton. “Potential for nitrogen fixation and nitrification in the granite-hosted subsurface at Henderson Mine, CO.” (2011) Frontiers in Microbiology, 2: 254. pdf

Swanner ED, Nell RM, and AS Templeton. “ Ralstonia species mediate Fe-oxidation in circumneutral, metal-rich subsurface fluids of Henderson Mine, CO.” (2011) Chemical Geology, 284:339-350. pdf


Benardini J, Vaishampayan P, Schwendner P, Swanner E, Fukui Y, Osman S, Satomi M and K Venkateswaran. “Paenibacillus phoenicis sp. nov. a spore forming bacterium isolated from the Phoenix Lander assembly facility.” (2010) IJSEM 61(6):1338-43. pdf


Mayhew LE, Swanner ED, Templeton AS, Martin AP. “Phylogenetic relationships and functional genes: distribution of a manganese-oxidizing gene (mnxG) in Bacillus species.” (2008) Appl. Env. Microbiol.,74:7265-7271. pdf

Sahl JW, Schmidt R, Swanner ED, Mandernack KW, Templeton AS, Kieft TL, Smith RL, Sanford WE, Callaghan RL, Mitton JB, Spear JR. “Subsurface Microbial Diversity in Deep-Granitic-Fracture Water in Colorado.” (2008) Appl. Env. Microbiol. 74(1):143-152. pdf