Paul Illmer, Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr.Paul Illmer, Univ. Prof. Mag. Dr.

Full Professor of Microbiology
Dean of the Faculty of Biology
Head of the research group Soil microbiology and climate change


Institute of Microbiology
Technikerstr. 25
A-6020 Innsbruck

Building V, 1st floor, room 0/506

Tel.: +43 512 507 51340
Fax: +43 512 507 2928
Mail: Paul.Illmer@uibk.ac.at


Research fields

  • Soil microbiology
  • Ecophysiology of anaerobic habitats and microorganisms
  • Archaea
  • Climate Change
  • Medical and Food Hygiene

Teaching

List of courses ›

  • Basic Microbial Physiology – Lecture
  • Laboratory Course in General Microbiology – Laboratory course
  • Physiology of Microorganisms – Seminary
  • Physiology of Microorganisms – Laboratory course
  • Soil Microbiology – Seminary
  • Soil Microbiology – Laboratory course
  • Anaerobier – Lecture
  • Food Microbiology – Seminary
  • Food Microbiology – Laboratory course

Projects

  • Climate and Energy Fund: Warming in the cold: vascular plant and soil biota responses in the high Alps during the past 20 years
  • Industrial coorperation (Juwel H. Wüster GesmbH). Optimization and Qualifying Qualitäty Assurance.
  • Land Tirol: Impact of grazing on the methane cycle in Tyrolean forest floors.
  • Evaluating microbiodiversity in Alpine pastures (Microvalu) – Euregio Science Fund (Partners: Julia Seeber – Eurac, Heidi C. Hauffe – FEM)
  • Upshift: Effects of Air Pressure On Upwards Shifting Alpine Ecosystems (FWF)

Other responsibilities

  • Dean of the Faculty of Biology
  • Speaker of the Deans of Study of LFU Innsbruck
  • Member of the senate of the LFU Innsbruck
  • Member of the coordination team of the Inter-University study ”Environmental Management of Mountain Areas”

Publications

List of publications since 2000 ›

Publications 2021

(Co-)Edited Journals and Book Series

(Co-)Editorship of Book Series and Journals
  • Illmer, P.: Associate Editor / Gutachter - Journal of Environmental Quality, 2004-01-01 on-going.

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Praeg, Nadine; Schachner, Iris; Schuster, Lisa; Illmer, Paul (2021): Carbon-dependent growth, community structure, and methane oxidation performance of a soil-derived methanotrophic mixed culture.
    In: FEMS Microbiology Letters 368/2, No. fnaa212. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Prem, E.M.; Mutschlechner, M.; Stres, B.; Illmer, P.; Wagner, A.O (2021): Lignin intermediates lead to phenyl acid formation and microbial community shifts in meso- and thermophilic batch reactors.
    In: Biotechnology for Biofuels 14, Nr. 27. (DOI) (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Prem, E. M; Illmer, P; Wagner, A. O (2021): Microbial and phenyl acid dynamics during the start-up phase of thermophilic AD.
    In: Podmirseg, Sabine; Insam, Heribert; Wagner, Andreas: International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology (ISAM2021). Abstracts. 16th-17th June. Innsbruck: Eigenverlag - Universität Innsbruck., online. (Web link)



Publications 2020

(Co-)Edited Journals and Book Series

(Co-)Editorship of Book Series and Journals
  • Illmer, P.: Associate Editor / Gutachter - Journal of Environmental Quality, 2004-01-01 on-going.

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Lackner, Nina; Wagner, Andreas O; Illmer, Paul (2020): Effect of sulfate addition on carbon flow and microbial community composition during thermophilic digestion of cellulose.
    In: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 104/10, pp. 4605 - 4615. (Full-text) (DOI) (Web link)

  • Lackner, Nina; Wagner, Andreas O; Markt, Rudolf; Illmer, Paul (2020): pH and Phosphate Induced Shifts in Carbon Flow and Microbial Community during Thermophilic Anaerobic Digestion.
    In: Microorganisms 8/2, No. 286. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Mutschlechner, Mira; Praeg, Nadine; Illmer, Paul (2020): Soil-derived inocula enhance methane production and counteract common process failures during anaerobic digestion.
    In: Frontiers in Microbiology 11, No. 572759. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Praeg, Nadine; Illmer, Paul (2020): Microbial community composition in the rhizosphere of Larix decidua under different light regimes with additional focus on methane cycling microorganisms.
    In: Scientific Reports 10, No. 22324. (Full-text) (DOI) (Web link)

  • Praeg, Nadine; Schwinghammer, Larissa; Illmer, Paul (2020): Larix decidua and additional light affect the methane balance of forest soil and the abundances of methanogenic and methanotrophic microorganisms.
    In: FEMS Microbiology Letters 366 (2019)/24, No. fnz259. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Praeg, Nadine; Seeber, Julia; Leitinger, Georg; Tasser, Erich; Newesely, Christian; Tappeiner, Ulrike; Illmer, Paul (2020): The role of land management and elevation in shaping soil microbial communities: insights from the Central European Alps.
    In: Soil Biology & Biochemistry 150, No. 107951. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Prem, E.M; Stres, B; Illmer, P; Wagner, A.O (2020): Microbial community dynamics in mesophilic and thermophilic batch reactors under methanogenic, phenyl acid-forming conditions.
    In: Biotechnology for Biofuels 13/1, No. 81. (DOI) (Web link)

Book Chapter (Original Paper)
  • Wagner, A.O; Illmer, P (2020): Culture based quantification of methanogenic reactor communities.
    In: Liebetrau, Jan; Pfeiffer, Diana: Collection of Methods for Biogas. Methods to determine parameters for analysis purposes and parameters that describe processes in the biogas sector. Leipzig: Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ) (= Biomass energy use, 7)., ISBN 978-3-946629-47-4, 2nd Volume, pp. 263 - 267. (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Mutschlechner, M; Praeg, N; Illmer, P (2020): Improving anaerobic digestion via bioaugmentation with soil-derived inocula.
    In: Markovića, Petra: FEMS. Oxford [u.a.]: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.



Publications 2019

(Co-)Edited Journals and Book Series

(Co-)Editorship of Book Series and Journals
  • Illmer, P.: Associate Editor / Gutachter - Journal of Environmental Quality, 2004-01-01 on-going.

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Chonova, T.; Kurmayer, R.; Rimet, F.; Labanowski, J.; Vasselon, V.; Keck, F.; Illmer, P.; Bouchez, A. (2019): Benthic Diatom Communities in an Alpine River Impacted by Waste Water Treatment Effluents as Revealed Using DNA Metabarcoding.
    In: Frontiers in Microbiology 10, p. 653. (Full-text) (DOI) (Web link)

  • Praeg, N; Pauli, H; Illmer, P (2019): Microbial diversity in bulk and rhizosphere soil of Ranunculus glacialis along a high-alpine altitudinal gradient.
    In: Frontiers in Microbiology 10, No. 1429. (Full-text) (DOI) (Web link)

  • Prem, E. M; Praeg, N; Hofmann, K; Wagner, A. O; Illmer, P (2019): Potential methane production and oxidation along the soil chronosequence of the Rotmoos glacier forefield.
    In: Die Bodenkultur. Journal of Land Management, Food and Environment 70/1, pp. 19 - 31. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Prem, E.M; Markt, R; Lackner, N; Illmer, P; Wagner, A.O (2019): Microbial and Phenyl Acid Dynamics during the Start-up Phase of Anaerobic Straw Degradation in Meso- and Thermophilic Batch Reactors.
    In: Microorganisms 7/12, No. 657. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Wagner, Andreas O; Markt, Rudolf; Mutschlechner, Mira; Lackner, Nina; Prem, Eva M; Praeg, Nadine; Illmer, Paul (2019): Medium Preparation for the Cultivation of Microorganisms under Strictly Anaerobic/Anoxic Conditions.
    In: Jove-Journal of Visualized Experiments 150, No. e60155. (Full-text) (DOI) (Web link)

  • Wagner, Andreas O; Praeg, Nadine; Illmer, Paul (2019): Spiking a Silty-Sand Reference Soil with Bacterial DNA: Limits and Pitfalls in the Discrimination of Live and Dead Cells When Applying Ethidium Monoazide (EMA) Treatment.
    In: Current Microbiology 76/12, pp. 1425 - 1434. (Full-text) (DOI) (Web link)

  • Wagner, A.O.; Prem, E.M.; Markt, R.; Kaufmann, R.; Illmer, P (2019): Formation of phenylacetic acid and phenylpropionic acid under different overload conditions during mesophilic and thermophilic anaerobic digestion.
    In: Biotechnology for Biofuels 12, No. 26. (DOI) (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Praeg, N; Pauli, H; Illmer, P (2019): Microbial Diversity in Soils Along an High-alpine Altitudinal Gradient.
    In: International Mountain Conference 2019, Innsbruck, September 8 - 12, 2019, Abstractbook. Innsbruck: Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck., online. (Web link)

  • Praeg, N; Seeber, J; Leitinger, G; Tasser, E; Tappeiner, U; Illmer, P (2019): The Influence of Altitude on Soil Microbial Diversity in an Inner-Alpine Valley.
    In: International Mountain Conference 2019, Innsbruck, September 8 - 12, 2019, Abstractbook. Innsbruck: Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck., online. (Web link)



Publications 2018

(Co-)Edited Journals and Book Series

(Co-)Editorship of Book Series and Journals
  • Illmer, P.: Associate Editor / Gutachter - Journal of Environmental Quality, 2004-01-01 on-going.

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Lackner, Nina; Hintersonnleitner, Anna; Wagner, Andreas Otto; Illmer, Paul (2018): Hydrogenotrophic Methanogenesis and Autotrophic Growth of Methanosarcina thermophila.
    In: Archaea-An International Microbiological Journal 2018, No. 4712608. (Full-text) (DOI) (Web link)

  • Mutschlechner, Mira; Praeg, Nadine; Illmer, Paul (2018): The influence of cattle grazing on methane fluxes and engaged microbial communities in alpine forest soils.
    In: FEMS Microbiology Ecology 94/5, p. fiy019. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Wagner, Andreas Otto; Janetscheck, Julian; Illmer, Paul (2018): Using Digestate Compost as a Substrate for Anaerobic Digestion.
    In: Chemical Engineering & Technology 41/4, pp. 747 - 754. (Full-text) (DOI)

  • Wagner, Andreas Otto; Lackner, Nina; Mutschlechner, Mira; Prem, Eva; Markt, Rudolf; Illmer, Paul (2018): Biological Pretreatment Strategies for Second-Generation Lignocellulosic Resources to Enhance Biogas Production.
    In: Energies 11/7, No. 1797. (DOI)

  • Winkler, M; Illmer, P; Querner, P; Fischer, B.M; Hofmann, K; Lamprecht, A; Praeg, N; Schied, J; Steinbauer, K; Pauli, H (2018): Side by side? Vascular plant, invertebrate, and microorganism distribution patterns along an alpine to nival elevation gradient.
    In: Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 50/1, No. e1475951. (DOI)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Praeg, N; Illmer, P (2018): Highly sensitive quantification of methanogenic and methanotrophic microorganisms via droplet digital PCR (ddPCR).
    In: Kettunen, Krista; Kiikkilä, Oili: Book of Abstracts "3rd Conference on Ecology of Soil Microorganisms". 17–21 June 2018, Helsinki, Finland. Helsinki: Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) (= Natural resources and bioeconomy studies, 29/2018)., ISBN 978-952-326-584-4, p. 167. (Web link)

  • Praeg, N; Illmer, P (2018): The effect of plants on methane flux of upland soils and methanogenic and methanotrophic microorganisms in the rhizosphere.
    In: Kettunen, Krista; Kiikkilä, Oili: Book of Abstracts "3rd Conference on Ecology of Soil Microorganisms". 17–21 June 2018, Helsinki, Finland. Helsinki: Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) (= Natural resources and bioeconomy studies, 29/2018)., ISBN 978-952-326-584-4, p. 63. (Web link)



Publications 2017

(Co-)Edited Journals and Book Series

(Co-)Editorship of Book Series and Journals
  • Illmer, P.: Associate Editor / Gutachter - Journal of Environmental Quality, 2004-01-01 on-going.

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Praeg, N; Wagner, A..O; Illmer, P (2017): Plant species, temperature, and bedrock affect net methane flux out of grassland and forest soils.
    In: Plant and Soil 410/1, pp. 193 - 206. (Full-text) (DOI) (Web link)

  • Wagner, Andreas O.; Markt, Rudolf; Puempel, Thomas; Illmer, Paul; Insam, Heribert; Ebner, Christian (2017): Sample preparation, preservation, and storage for volatile fatty acid quantification in biogas plants.
    In: Engineering in Life Sciences 17/2, pp. 132 - 139. (DOI) (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Illmer, Paul; Geitner, C; Pauli, H; Thaler, K (2017): Bodenmikrobiologie im Hochgebirge – zentrale Einflussfaktoren vor dem Hintergrund des Climate Change.
    In: Jahrestagung der Deutschen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft (DBG) 2017: Horizonte des Bodens. 02.-07.09.2017, Göttingen. Göttingen: Deutsche Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft (DBG)., online. (Web link)

  • Lackner, N.; Wagner, A.O.; Illmer, P (2017): Effect of sulfate addition on the carbon-flow and microbial community during anaerobic digestion.
    In: ISAM 2017 – The 10th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology - Abstract book. 11.-14. Juni 2017, Liblice, Czech Republic. Prag: Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic., p. 50.

  • Lackner, N.; Wagner, A.O.; Praeg, N.; Illmer, P (2017): Effect of sulphate addition on the microbial community during anaerobic degradation of cellulose.
    In: Liebetrau, Jan; Thrän, Daniela; Pfeiffer, Diana: III. Conference on Monitoring & Process Control of Anaerobic Digestion Plants, Book of abstracts. March 29 - 30, 2017 in Leipzig, Germany. Leipzig: Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH., ISBN 978-3-946629-18-4, p. 66. (Web link)

  • Mutschlechner, M; Wagner, A.O; Illmer, P (2017): Abundance, activity, and eco-physiological adaptability of methanogenic Archaea in contrasting natural habitats.
    In: ISAM 2017 – The 10th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology - Abstract book. 11.-14. Juni 2017, Liblice, Czech Republic. Prag: Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic., p. 38.

  • Mutschlechner, M; Wagner, A.O; Illmer, P (2017): Eco-physiological adaptation of methanogenic communities: Potential for Biotechnological Applications.
    In: Liebetrau, Jan; Thrän, Daniela; Pfeiffer, Diana: III. Conference on Monitoring & Process Control of Anaerobic Digestion Plants, Book of abstracts. March 29 - 30, 2017 in Leipzig, Germany. Leipzig: Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH., ISBN 978-3-946629-18-4, p. 68. (Web link)

  • Prem, EM; Illmer, P; Wagner, AO (2017): Phenyl acid formation in anaerobic degradation systems.
    In: ISAM 2017 – The 10th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology - Abstract book. 11.-14. Juni 2017, Liblice, Czech Republic. Prag: Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic., p. 25.

  • Wagner, A. O; Markt, R; Puempel, T; Illmer, P; Insam, H; Ebner, C (2017): Prerequisites for reliable VFA quantification from anaerobic digestion systems.
    In: Liebetrau, Jan; Thrän, Daniela; Pfeiffer, Diana: III. Conference on Monitoring & Process Control of Anaerobic Digestion Plants, Book of abstracts. March 29 - 30, 2017 in Leipzig, Germany. Leipzig: Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum gemeinnützige GmbH., ISBN 978-3-946629-18-4, pp. 19 - 20. (Web link)



Publications 2016

(Co-)Edited Journals and Book Series

(Co-)Editorship of Book Series and Journals
  • Illmer, P.: Associate Editor / Gutachter - Journal of Environmental Quality, 2004-01-01 on-going.

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Hofmann, K; Farbmacher, S; Illmer, P (2016): Methane flux in montane and subalpine soils of the Central and Northern Alps.
    In: Geoderma 281, pp. 83 - 89. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Hofmann, K; Lamprecht, A; Pauli, H; Illmer, P (2016): Distribution of Prokaryotic Abundance and Microbial Nutrient Cycling Across a High-Alpine Altitudinal Gradient in the Austrian Central Alps is Affected by Vegetation, Temperature, and Soil Nutrients.
    In: Microbial Ecology 72/3, pp. 704 - 716. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Hofmann, K; Pauli, H; Praeg, N; Wagner, A.O; Illmer, Paul (2016): Methane-cycling microorganisms in soils of a high-alpine altitudinal gradient.
    In: FEMS Microbiology Ecology 92/3, No. fiw009. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Hofmann, K.; Praeg, N.; Mutschlechner, M.; Wagner, A.O.; Illmer, P. (2016): Abundance and potential metabolic activity of methanogens in well-aerated forest and grassland soils of an alpine region.
    In: FEMS Microbiology Ecology 92/2, No. fiv171. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Reitschuler, C; Hofmann, K; Illmer, P (2016): Abundance, diversity and seasonality of (non-extremophilic) Archaea in Alpine freshwaters.
    In: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology 109/6, pp. 855 - 868. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Reitschuler, C.; Spötl, C.; Hofmann, K; Wagner, A.O.; Illmer, P. (2016): Archaeal Distribution in Moonmilk Deposits from Alpine Caves and Their Ecophysiological Potential.
    In: Microbial Ecology 71/3, pp. 686 - 699. (DOI) (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Buchner, M; Praeg, N; Illmer, P (2016): Abundanz methanotropher Bakterien in Böden mit erhöhten Methanproduktionsraten.
    In: Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft. Book of Abstracts, 22. und 23.09.2016. Wien: Österreichische Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft., p. 19. (Web link)

  • Mutschlechner, M; Illmer, P (2016): Abundanz, Aktivität, Sensibilität und Effizienz methanogener Organismen aus natürlichen Habitaten.
    In: Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft. Book of Abstracts, 22. und 23.09.2016. Wien: Österreichische Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft., p. 20. (Web link)

  • Praeg, N; Illmer, P (2016): Einfluss eines Höhen- und Landnutzungsgradienten im LTER-Gebiet Matschertal auf die mikrobielle Diversität in Böden.
    In: Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft. Book of Abstracts, 22. und 23.09.2016. Wien: Österreichische Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft., p. 21. (Web link)



Publications 2015

(Co-)Edited Journals and Book Series

(Co-)Editorship of Book Series and Journals
  • Illmer, P.: Associate Editor / Gutachter - Journal of Environmental Quality, 2004-01-01 on-going.

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Hofmann, K.; Illmer, P. (2015): Saisonale Unterschiede von mikrobiellen Aktivitäten und Nährstoffkonzentrationen in Böden entlang einer Chronosequenz in den Zentralalpen.
    In: Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft 82, pp. 13 - 18. (Web link)

  • Hofmann, K.; Illmer, P. (2015): Temporal patterns of prokaryotic abundance, community structure and microbial activity in glacier foreland soils.
    In: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology 108/3, pp. 793 - 799. (DOI)

  • Lins, P.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2015): Impact of several antibiotics and 2-bromoethanesulfonate on the volatile fatty acid degradation, methanogenesis and community structure during thermophilic anaerobic digestion.
    In: Bioresource Technology 190, pp. 148 - 158. (DOI)

  • Mutschlechner, M.; Illmer, P.; Wagner, A.O. (2015): Biological pre-treatment: Enhancing biogas production using the highly cellulolytic fungus Trichoderma viride.
    In: Waste Management 43, pp. 98 - 107. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2015): Moonmilk – Leben im Berg.
    In: Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft 82, pp. 7 - 12.

  • Reitschuler, C.; Lins, P.; Schwarzenauer, T.; Spötl, C.; Wagner, AO.; Illmer, P. (2015): New Undescribed Lineages of Non-extremophilic Archaea Form a Homogeneous and Dominant Element Within Alpine Moonmilk Microbiomes.
    In: GEOMICROBIOLOGY JOURNAL 32/10, pp. 890 - 902. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Wagner, A.O.; Praeg, N.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2015): Effect of DNA extraction procedure, repeated extraction and ethidium monoazide (EMA)/propidium monoazide (PMA) treatment on overall DNA yield and impact on microbial fingerprints for bacteria, fungi and archaea in a reference soil.
    In: Applied Soil Ecology 93, pp. 56 - 64. (DOI)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Hofmann, K.; Pauli, H.; Wagner, A.O.; Praeg, N.; Farbmacher, S.; Illmer, P. (2015): Spatial patterns of methane-cycling microorganisms in soils of a high-alpine altitudinal gradient.
    In: Kviderova, Jana; Tashyreva, Daria; Bernardova, Alexandra; Elster, Josef: 6th International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology. Programme & Abstracts. Budweis: Südböhmische Universität Ceské Budejovice / Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích., ISBN 978-80-7394-528-2, p. 37.

  • Praeg, N.; Illmer, P. (2015): The role of plants in methane flux of upland soils and their influence on archaeal community composition in the rhizosphere.
    In: Book of Abstracts:Rhizosphere 4, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 21.-25.06.2015. Center for Soil Ecology., p. 170.

  • Steinbauer, K.; Fischer, B.M.; Illmer, P.; Hofmann, K.; Lamprecht, A.; Querner, P.; Winkler, M.; Pauli, H. (2015): Zwanzig Jahre Biodiversitätsmonitoring an den Grenzen alpiner Vegetation: Klimawandeleffekte auf Hochgebirgspflanzen und Bodenorganismen.
    In: Schwarzl, Ingeborg: Tagungsband 16. Klimatag. Aktuelle Klimaforschung in Österreich. 28. bis 30. April 2015, Wien. Wien: Climate Change Centre Austria (CCCA)., ISBN 978-3-9503778-1-1, pp. 82 - 83. (Web link)



Publications 2014

(Co-)Edited Journals and Book Series

(Co-)Editorship of Book Series and Journals
  • Illmer, P.: Associate Editor / Gutachter - Journal of Environmental Quality, 2004-01-01 on-going.

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Illmer, P.; Reitschuler, C.; Wagner, A.O.; Schwarzenauer, T.; Lins, P. (2014): Microbial succession during thermophilic digestion: The potential of Methanosarcina sp.
    In: PLoS One 9/2, p. e86967. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Lins, P.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2014): Methanosarcina spp., the key to relieve the start-up of a thermophilic anaerobic digestion suffering from high acetic acid loads.
    In: Bioresource Technology 152, pp. 347 - 354. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Praeg, N.; Wagner, A.O.; Illmer, P. (2014): Effects of fertilisation, temperature and water content on microbial properties and methane production and methane oxidation in subalpine soils.
    In: European Journal of Soil Biology 65, pp. 96 - 106. (DOI)

  • Prem, E.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2014): Livestock grazing on alpine soils causes changes in abiotic and biotic soil properties and thus in abundance and activity of microorganisms engaged in the methane cycle.
    In: European Journal of Soil Biology 62, pp. 22 - 29. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Reitschuler, C.; Lins, P.; Illmer, P. (2014): Primer evaluation and adaption for cost-efficient SYBR Green-based qPCR and its applicability for specific quantification of methanogens.
    In: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology 30/1, pp. 293 - 304. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Reitschuler, C.; Lins, P.; Wagner, A.O; Illmer, P. (2014): Cultivation of moonmilk-born non-extremophilic Thaum and Euryarchaeota in mixed culture.
    In: ANAEROBE 29, pp. 73 - 79. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Wagner, A. O.; Malin, C.; Lins, P.; Gstraunthaler, G.; Illmer, P. (2014): Reactor performance of a 750 m3 anaerobic digestion plant: Varied substrate input conditions impacting methanogenic community.
    In: ANAEROBE 29, pp. 29 - 33. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Wagner, A. O.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2014): Effect of different acetate:propionate ratios on the methanogenic community during thermophilic anaerobic digestion in batch experiments.
    In: BIOCHEMICAL ENGINEERING JOURNAL 90, pp. 154 - 161. (DOI)

Journal Article (Meeting-Abstract)
  • Reitschuler, C.; Lins, P.; Illmer, P. (2014): Non-extremophilic ‘extremophiles’- Archaeal dominance in the subsurface and their implication for life.
    In: Geophysical Research Abstracts. EGU General Assembly 16, p. 10871. (Web link)

Book Chapter (Original Paper)
  • Baumgarten, A.; Geitner, C.; Haslmayr, H. P.; Zechmeister-Boltenstern, S.; Bohner, A.; Blum, W. E. H.; Dersch, G.; Englisch, M.; Freudenschuss, A.; Huber, S.; Illmer, P.; Jandl, R.; Katzensteiner, K.; Kitzler, B.; Klik, A.; Margesin, R.; Markart, G.; Murer, E.; Spiegel, H.; Stöhr, D.; Strauss, P.; Wenzel, W. (2014): Der Einfluss des Klimawandels auf die Pedosphäre.
    In: Kromp-Kolb, Helga; Nakicenovic, Nebojsa; Steininger, Karl; Gobiet, Andreas; Formayer, Herbert; Köppl, Angela; Prettenthaler, Franz; Stötter, Johann; Schneider, Jürgen; Austrian Panel on Climate Change: Österreichischer Sachstandsbericht Klimawandel 2014. Wien: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften., ISBN 978-3-7001-7699-2, Vol. 2, pp. 601 - 640. (DOI) (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Hofmann, K.; Farbmacher, S.; Illmer, P. (2014): Effects of land cover, abiotic and biotic soil properties on in situ methane flux of montane and subalpine soils.
    In: Burning Issues in Soil Science. Annual Conference of the Austrian Soil Science Society. Book of Abstracts. September 22, 2014, Vienna, Austria. Wien: Österreichische Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft., p. 8. (Web link)

  • Hofmann, K.; Illmer, P. (2014): Abundance of methanogenic Archaea in montane and subalpine forests and grasslands: effects of abiotic soil properties.
    In: The First Global Soil Biodiversity Conference, Dijon: Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative. Book of Abstracts. Dijon: Université de Bourgogne / Universität von Burgund., p. 501.

  • Mutschlechner, M.; Illmer, P.; Wagner, A. O. (2014): Trichoderma viride – impact of variing cell densities on gas yield during anaerobic digestion.
    In: 2nd International Conference on Biogas Microbiolgoy (ICMB) - 10.-12.06.2014. Uppsala: SLU - Department of Microbiology., elektronisch.

  • Mutschlechner, M.; Präg, N.; Illmer, P. (2014): Abundance, activity, sensibility and efficiency of methanogenic organisms in natural habitats.
    In: Burning Issues in Soil Science. Annual Conference of the Austrian Soil Science Society. Book of Abstracts. September 22, 2014, Vienna, Austria. Wien: Österreichische Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft., p. 17. (Web link)

  • Präg, N.; Illmer, P. (2014): The Role of Plants in Methane Flux of Upland Soils.
    In: Burning Issues in Soil Science. Annual Conference of the Austrian Soil Science Society. Book of Abstracts. September 22, 2014, Vienna, Austria. Wien: Österreichische Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft., p. 23. (Web link)

  • Wagner, A.O.; Mutschlechner, M.; Illmer, P. (2014): Fungal pre-treatment increases methane yield during anaerobic digestion.
    In: 2nd International Conference on Biogas Microbiolgoy (ICMB) - 10.-12.06.2014. Uppsala: SLU - Department of Microbiology., elektronisch.

Media Contributions

Newspaper Article
  • Illmer, P.; Stadler, J.: Geheimnisvolle Höhlenbewohner.
    In: Austria Presse Agentur (APA) of 2014-05-23.



Publications 2013

(Co-)Edited Journals and Book Series

(Co-)Editorship of Book Series and Journals
  • Illmer, P.: Associate Editor / Gutachter - Journal of Environmental Quality, 2004-01-01 on-going.

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Hofmann, K.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2013): Aerobic and anaerobic microbial activities in the foreland of a receding glacier.
    In: Soil Biology & Biochemistry 57, pp. 418 - 426. (DOI)

  • Präg, N.; Illmer, P. (2013): Klimarelevanz subalpiner Böden: Auswirkungen von Düngung, Temperatur und Wassergehalt auf die Methanbildung und Oxidation im Laborversuch.
    In: Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft 80, pp. 23 - 29. (Web link)

  • Prem, E.; Illmer, P. (2013): Methanproduktions- und Methanoxidationspotentiale von Böden des Gletschervorfelds entlang einer Chronosequenz.
    In: Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft 80, pp. 31 - 36. (Web link)

  • Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2013): Biomüll als Energiequelle – Biogasproduktion durch anaerobe thermophile Fermentation biogener Abfallstoffe.
    In: Berichte des Naturwissenschaftlich-Medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 98, pp. 153 - 171. (Web link)

  • Thaler, K. M.; Geitner, C.; Gottfried, M.; Illmer, P. (2013): Ein alpin-nivaler Bodentranssekt am Schrankogel (Ötztal/Tirol) – Bodenbildung zwischen 2.700 und 3.300 m ü.d.M.
    In: Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft 80, pp. 51 - 56. (Web link)

  • Wagner, A. O.; Lins, P.; Malin, C.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2013): Impact of protein-, lipid- and cellulose-containing complex substrates on biogas production and microbial communities in batch experiments.
    In: Science of the Total Environment 458-460, pp. 256 - 266. (DOI)

  • Wagner, A. O.; Schwarzenauer, T.; Illmer, P. (2013): Improvement of methane generation capacity by aerobic pre-treatment of organic waste with a cellulolytic Trichoderma viride culture.
    In: Journal of Environmental Management 129, pp. 357 - 360. (DOI)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Hofmann, K.; Illmer, P. (2013): Substrate type and temperature affect potential methanogenesis in alpine soils.
    In: Insam, H.; Podmirseg, Sabine Marie; Wagner, A.: 8th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology (ISAM8). Innsbruck, Austria, June 12-15, 2013. Innsbruck: innsbruck university press (IUP)., ISBN 978-3-902936-03-5, p. 97.

  • Lins, P.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2013): Monitoring microbial communities and process parameters affected by antibiotics and BES during thermophilic anaerobic digestion.
    In: Insam, H.; Podmirseg, Sabine Marie; Wagner, A.: 8th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology (ISAM8). Innsbruck, Austria, June 12-15, 2013. Innsbruck: innsbruck university press (IUP)., ISBN 978-3-902936-03-5, p. 96.

  • Präg, N.; Illmer, P. (2013): Aktivität und Abundanz von methanogenen und methanotrophen Mikroorganismen im bulk soil und in der Mykorrhizosphäre.
    In: "Boden als multifunktionale Ressource". Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft. Book of Abstracts, Wien 23.09.2013 - 24.09.2013. Wien: Österreichische Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft., p. 9.

  • Präg, N.; Illmer, P. (2013): Methane balance of subalpine soils: Effect of fertilization, temperature and water content on methanogenic and methanotrophic activities.
    In: Insam, H.; Podmirseg, Sabine Marie; Wagner, A.: 8th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology (ISAM8). Innsbruck, Austria, June 12-15, 2013. Innsbruck: innsbruck university press (IUP)., ISBN 978-3-902936-03-5, p. 101.

  • Reitschuler, C.; Lins, P.; Illmer, P. (2013): Cold-adapted anaerobic communities with methanogenic potential isolated from an oligotrophic Alpine cave.
    In: Insam, H.; Podmirseg, Sabine Marie; Wagner, A.: 8th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology (ISAM8). Innsbruck, Austria, June 12-15, 2013. Innsbruck: innsbruck university press (IUP)., ISBN 978-3-902936-03-5, p. 95.

  • Wagner, A. O.; Mutschlechner, M.; Illmer, P. (2013): Enhancing methane production by aerobic fungal pretreatment.
    In: Insam, H.; Podmirseg, Sabine Marie; Wagner, A.: 8th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology (ISAM8). Innsbruck, Austria, June 12-15, 2013. Innsbruck: innsbruck university press (IUP)., ISBN 978-3-902936-03-5, p. 98.



Publications 2012

(Co-)Edited Journals and Book Series

(Co-)Editorship of Book Series and Journals
  • Illmer, P.: Associate Editor / Gutachter - Journal of Environmental Quality, 2004-01-01 on-going.

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Lins, P.; Illmer, P., (2012): Effects of volatile fatty acids, ammonium and agitation on thermophilic methane production from biogas plant sludge in lab-scale experiments.
    In: Folia Microbiologica 57/4, pp. 313 - 316. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Lins, P.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P., (2012): Development and evaluation of inocula combating high acetate concentrations during the start-up of an anaerobic digestion.
    In: Bioresource Technology 110, pp. 167 - 173. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Lins, P.; Schwarzenauer, T.; Reitschuler, C.; Wagner, A.O.; Illmer, P., (2012): Methanogenic potential of formate in thermophilic anaerobic digestion.
    In: Waste Management & Research 30/10, pp. 1031 - 1040. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Reitschuler, C.; Schwarzenauer, T.; Lins, P.; Wagner, A.O.; Spötl, C.; Illmer, P. (2012): Zur Mikrobiologie von Bergmilch.
    In: Die Höhle 63/1-4, pp. 3 - 17. (Web link)

  • Schwarzenauer, T.; Illmer, P. (2012): PLFA profiles for microbial community monitoring in anaerobic digestion.
    In: Folia Microbiologica 57/4, pp. 331 - 333. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Schwarzenauer, T.; Lins, P.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2012): The use of FAME analyses to discriminate between different strains of Geotrichum klebahnii with different viabilities.
    In: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology 28/2, pp. 755 - 759. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Wagner, A.O.; Hofmann, K.; Prem, E.; Illmer, P. (2012): Methanogenic activities in alpine soils.
    In: Folia Microbiologica 57/4, pp. 371 - 373. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Wagner, A.O.; Hohlbrugger, P.; Lins, P.; Illmer, P. (2012): Effects of different nitrogen sources on the biogas production – a lab-scale investigation.
    In: Microbiological Research 167/10, pp. 630 - 636. (DOI) (Web link)

  • Wagner, A.O.; Lins, P.; Illmer, P. (2012): A simple method for the enumeration of methanogens by most probable number counting.
    In: Biomass and Bioenergy 45, pp. 311 - 314. (DOI) (Web link)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Hofmann, K.; Illmer, P. (2012): Saisonale Unterschiede von mikrobiellen Aktivitäten und Nährstoffkonzentrationen in Böden entlang einer Chronosequenz in den Zentralalpen.
    In: Anthropogener Einfluss auf alpine Böden. Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft. Book of Abstracts, Innsbruck 27.06.2012 - 28.06.2012. Wien: Österreichische Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft., p. 14. (Web link)

  • Lins, P.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2012): Adapted inocula as tool for combating heavy acetate loads during start-up of an anaerobic digestion.
    In: 8th Meeting of PhD Students from Innsbruck´s Medical University and of the Life Science Disciplines of the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck. Book of Abstract. Innsbruck: Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck., p. 64. (Web link)

  • Präg, N.; Illmer, P. (2012): The Climate Relevance of Subalpine Soils: The Effects of Fertilization, Temperature and Water content on Methane Production and Methane Oxidation.
    In: Österreichische Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft: Soil Science for the Future - Programme and Book of Abstracts. Wien: Österreichische Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft., p. 21. (Web link)

  • Präg, N.; Illmer, P., (2012): Klimarelevanz subalpiner Böden: Auswirkungen von Düngung, Temperatur und Wassersättigung auf die Methanbildung und Methanoxidation im Laborversuch.
    In: Anthropogener Einfluss auf alpine Böden. Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft. Book of Abstracts, Innsbruck 27.06.2012 - 28.06.2012. Wien: Österreichische Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft., p. 21. (Web link)

  • Prem, E.; Illmer, P. (2012): Methanproduktions- und -oxidationspotenziale von Böden des Gletschervorfelds entlang einer Chronosequenz.
    In: Anthropogener Einfluss auf alpine Böden. Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft. Book of Abstracts, Innsbruck 27.06.2012 - 28.06.2012. Wien: Österreichische Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft., p. 4. (Web link)

  • Reitschuler, C.; Lins, P.; Illmer, P. (2012): Acetate-induced alterations in community structure of microorganisms with relevance in biowaste degradation and biogas production.
    In: 8th Meeting of PhD Students from Innsbruck´s Medical University and of the Life Science Disciplines of the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck. Book of Abstract. Innsbruck: Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck., p. 65. (Web link)

  • Thaler, K.M.; Illmer, P.; Gottfried, M.; Geitner, C. (2012): Ein alpin-nivaler Bodentransekt am Schrankogel (Ötztal/Tirol) - Bodenbildung zwischen 2.700 und 3.300 m ü.d.M.
    In: Anthropogener Einfluss auf alpine Böden. Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft. Book of Abstracts, Innsbruck 27.06.2012 - 28.06.2012. Wien: Österreichische Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft., p. 18. (Web link)

  • Wagner, A.O.; Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2012): Moonmilk - psychrophilic life under ground.
    In: Margesin, R.; Schinner, F.: 8th International Conference "Contaminants in Freezing Ground". Programme and Abstracts. Innsbruck: Eigenverlag - Universität Innsbruck.



Publications 2011

(Co-)Edited Journals and Book Series

(Co-)Editorship of Book Series and Journals
  • Illmer, P.: Associate Editor / Gutachter - Journal of Environmental Quality, 2004-01-01 on-going.

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Illmer, P.; Liebensteiner, M.G. (2011): Use of Avoidance Tests for Investigating Potential of the Earthworm Eisenia fetida to Improve Composting of Grass Clippings.
    In: Compost Science & Utilization 19/2, pp. 123 - 128. (Web link)

  • Wagner, A.O.; Malin, C.; Lins, P.; Illmer, P. (2011): Effects of various fatty acid amendments on a microbial digester community in batch culture.
    In: Waste Management 31/3, pp. 431 - 437. (DOI)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Hofmann, K.; Illmer, P. (2011): Methanogenic and methanotrophic activities in soils of a glacier foreland.
    In: Pristas, P.; Javorsky, P.; Kopecny, J.; Avgustin, G.: From Research to Practice Application. 7th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology (ISAM 2011). Conference Book. Bratislava: Slovak Academy of Sciences., ISBN 978-80-968618-6-6, p. 51. (Web link)

  • Illmer, P.; Hofmann, K.; Prem, E. (2011): Methanogene & methanotrophe Mikroorganismen in alpinen Böden – Vorkommen und Leistung.
    In: Jahrestagung der Österreichischen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft. Abstract Book. St. Florian, 6. bis 7. Oktober 2011. Wien: Österreichische Bodenkundliche Gesellschaft., p. 10. (Web link)

  • Illmer, P.; Wagner, A.O.; Lins, P.; Malin, C.; Schwarzenauer, T. (2011): Process parameters and microbiological properties within a 900.000 litre anaerobic digester and within down-scaled laboratory approaches.
    In: 1st International Conference on Biogas Microbiology – 14. – 16. September 2011. Astract and Program Book. Leipzig: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)., p. 39.

  • Lins, P.; Illmer, P. (2011): Effects of Different Antibiotics and BES on the Methane Production from Volatile Fatty Acids.
    In: 1st International Conference on Biogas Microbiology – 14. – 16. September 2011. Astract and Program Book. Leipzig: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)., p. 97. (Web link)

  • Lins, P.; Illmer, P. (2011): Factors affecting methane production from biogas plant sludge.
    In: Pristas, P.; Javorsky, P.; Kopecny, J.; Avgustin, G.: From Research to Practice Application. 7th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology (ISAM 2011). Conference Book. Bratislava: Slovak Academy of Sciences., ISBN 978-80-968618-6-6, p. 41. (Web link)

  • Prem, E.; Illmer, P. (2011): Methanogenic activities in Alpine soils depending on land use.
    In: Pristas, P.; Javorsky, P.; Kopecny, J.; Avgustin, G.: From Research to Practice Application. 7th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology (ISAM 2011). Conference Book. Bratislava: Slovak Academy of Sciences., ISBN 978-80-968618-6-6, p. 59. (Web link)

  • Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2011): Moonmilk – Mineral Forming Microbes.
    In: Medizinische Universität und LFUI: 7th Meeting of Doctoral students from Innsbruck’s Medical University and of the Life Science Disciplines of the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck. Abstract Book. Innsbruck: Medizinische Universität Innsbruck., p. 102. (Web link)

  • Reitschuler, C.; Illmer, P. (2011): Q/RT PCR-based Research on Methanogenic Archaea.
    In: Pristas, P.; Javorsky, P.; Kopecny, J.; Avgustin, G.: From Research to Practice Application. 7th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology (ISAM 2011). Conference Book. Bratislava: Slovak Academy of Sciences., ISBN 978-80-968618-6-6, p. 60. (Web link)

  • Schwarzenauer, T.; Illmer, P. (2011): PFLA profiles for microbial community monitoring in anaerobic digestion.
    In: Pristas, P.; Javorsky, P.; Kopecny, J.; Avgustin, G.: From Research to Practice Application. 7th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology (ISAM 2011). Conference Book. Bratislava: Slovak Academy of Sciences., ISBN 978-80-968618-6-6, p. 48. (Web link)

  • Schwarzenauer, T.; Illmer, P. (2011): The use of Fatty Acid Methyl Ester Profiles to Investigate Reactor Performance in Anaerobic digestion.
    In: Medizinische Universität und LFUI: 7th Meeting of Doctoral students from Innsbruck’s Medical University and of the Life Science Disciplines of the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck. Abstract Book. Innsbruck: Medizinische Universität Innsbruck., p. 104. (Web link)

  • Wagner, A.O.; Illmer, P. (2011): Effect of different acetate:propionate ratios (0.25-4) on the methane production of a batch culture.
    In: 1st International Conference on Biogas Microbiology – 14. – 16. September 2011. Astract and Program Book. Leipzig: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)., p. 117. (Web link)

  • Wagner, A.O; Prem, E.; Hofmann, K.; Illmer, P. (2011): Methanogenic activities in alpine soils.
    In: Pristas, P.; Javorsky, P.; Kopecny, J.; Avgustin, G.: From Research to Practice Application. 7th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology (ISAM 2011). Conference Book. Bratislava: Slovak Academy of Sciences., ISBN 978-80-968618-6-6, p. 47. (Web link)

Media Contributions

Article in Popular Magazine
  • Illmer, P.: Keim-Killer aus der Bitterorange.
    In: zukunft forschung - Magazin für Wissenschaft und Forschung der Universität Innsbruck of 2011-08-01.



Publications 2010

(Co-)Edited Journals and Book Series

(Co-)Editorship of Book Series and Journals
  • Illmer, P.: Associate Editor / Gutachter - Journal of Environmental Quality, 2004-01-01 on-going.

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Lins, Philipp; Malin, Cornelia; Wagner, Andreas O.; Illmer, Paul (2010): Reduction of accumulated volatile fatty acids by an acetate-degrading enrichment culture.
    In: FEMS Microbiology Ecology 71/3, pp. 469 - 478. (DOI)

  • Plaza, G.A.; Nalecz-Jawecki, G.; Pinyakong, O.; Illmer, P.; Margesin, R. (2010): Ecotoxicological and microbiological characterization of soils from heavy metal and hydrocarbon contaminated sites.
    In: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 163/1-4, pp. 477 - 488.

  • Wagner, A.O.; Gstraunthaler, G.; Illmer, P. (2010): Utilisation of single added fatty acids by consortia of digester sludge in batch culture.
    In: Waste Management 30/10, pp. 1822 - 1827. (DOI)

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Lins, P.; Illmer, P. (2010): Effects of Agitation on Methanogenesis during Anaerobic Digestion.
    In: 6th Meeting of PhD Students from Innsbruck´s Medical University and of the Life Science Disciplines of the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck. Book of Abstracts, Innsbruck, Austria, 24.11.2010. Innsbruck: Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck., p. 90.



Publications 2009

(Co-)Edited Journals and Book Series

(Co-)Editorship of Book Series and Journals
  • Illmer, P.: Associate Editor / Gutachter - Journal of Environmental Quality, 2004-01-01 on-going.

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Illmer, P.; Gstraunthaler, G. (2009): Effect of seasonal changes in quantities of biowaste on full scale anaerobic digester performance.
    In: Waste Management 29, pp. 162 - 167. (DOI)

  • Lins, P.; Illmer, P. (2009): Thermodynamische Aspekte der anaeroben Vergärung.
    In: Müll und Abfall - Fachzeitschrift für Behandlung und Beseitigung von Abfällen 12, pp. 604 - 608.

  • Wagner, A.O.; Malin, C.; Illmer, P. (2009): Application of denaturing high-performance liquid chromatography in microbial ecology: Fermenter sludge, compost, and soil community profiling.
    In: Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75, pp. 956 - 964.

Proceedings Article (Abstract)
  • Lins, P.; Illmer, P. (2009): Application of a lab-scale multiple fermenter system.
    In: Kopecny, J.; Simunek, J.; Avgustin, G.; Javorsky, P.: 6th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology (ISAM 2009). Conference Book. Eigenverlag., p. 103.

  • Wagner, A.O.; Malin, C.; Illmer, P., (2009): Use of dHPLC for the analysis of microbial clones.
    In: Kopecny, J.; Simunek, J.; Avgustin, G.; Javorsky, P.: 6th International Symposium on Anaerobic Microbiology (ISAM 2009). Conference Book. Eigenverlag., p. 36.



Publications 2008

(Co-)Edited Journals and Book Series

(Co-)Editorship of Book Series and Journals
  • Illmer, P.: Associate Editor / Gutachter - Journal of Environmental Quality, 2004-01-01 on-going.

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Malin, C.; Illmer, P. (2008): Ability of DNA content and DGGE analysis to reflect the performance condition of an anaerobic biowaste fermenter.
    In: Microbiological Research 163/5, pp. 503 - 511. (Web link)

  • Schrettl, M.; Kim, H. S.; Eisendle, M.; Kragl, C.; Niermann, W. C.; Heinekamp, T.; Werner, Ernst; Jakobsen, I.; Illmer, P.; Yi, H.; Brakhage, A. A.; Haas, H (2008): SreA-mediated iron regulation in Aspergillus fumigatus.
    In: Molecular Microbiology 70/1, pp. 27 - 43.

  • Wagner, A.O.; Gstraunthaler, G.; Illmer, P. (2008): Survival of bacterial pathogens during the thermophilic anaerobic digestion of biowaste: laboratory experiments and in situ validation.
    In: ANAEROBE 14/3, pp. 181 - 183. (DOI)

  • Wagner, A.O.; Malin, C.; Gstraunthaler, G.; Illmer, P. (2008): Survival of selected pathogens in diluted sludge of a thermophilic waste treatment plant and in NaCl-solution under aerobic and anaerobic conditions.
    In: Waste Management 29, pp. 425 - 429. (DOI)

  • Wagner, A.O.; Malin, C.; Knapp, B.; Illmer, P. (2008): Removal of free extracellular DNA in environmental samples by ethidium monoazide (EMA) and propidium monoazide (PMA).
    In: Applied and Environmental Microbiology 74/8, pp. 2537 - 2539.



Publications 2007

(Co-)Edited Journals and Book Series

(Co-)Editorship of Book Series and Journals
  • Illmer, P.: Associate Editor / Gutachter - Journal of Environmental Quality, 2004-01-01 on-going.

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Illmer, P.; Wagner, A.O.; Mair, J.; Malin, C.; Farbmacher, S. (2007): Chemical and biochemical parameters during composting of lawn clippings with special regard to the efficiency of a compost starter kit.
    In: Compost Science & Utilization 15/1, pp. 40 - 46.



Publications 2006

(Co-)Edited Journals and Book Series

(Co-)Editorship of Book Series and Journals
  • Illmer, P.: Associate Editor / Gutachter - Journal of Environmental Quality, 2004-01-01 on-going.

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Eisendle, E.; Schrettl, M.; Kragl, C.; Müller, D.; Illmer, P.; Haas, H. (2006): The intracellular siderophore ferricrocin is involved in iron storage, oxidative-stress resistance, germination, and sexual development in Aspergillus nidulans.
    In: EUKARYOTIC CELL 5/10, pp. 1596 - 1603.

  • Illmer, P. (2006): A commercially available iron-chelating agent, Desferal, promotes Fe- and Al-mobilization in soils.
    In: Soil Biology & Biochemistry 38/6, pp. 1491 - 1493.

  • Illmer, P.; Buttinger, R. (2006): Interactions between iron availability, aluminium toxicity and fungal siderophores.
    In: Biometals 19/4, pp. 367 - 377.



Publications 2005

(Co-)Edited Journals and Book Series

(Co-)Editorship of Book Series and Journals
  • Illmer, P.: Associate Editor / Gutachter - Journal of Environmental Quality, 2004-01-01 on-going.

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Illmer, P.; Erlebach, C. (2005): Phosphorus compensates Al induced effects on Arthrobacter cells.
    In: MICROBIOLOGY 74, pp. 852 - 855.



Publications 2004

(Co-)Edited Journals and Book Series

(Co-)Editorship of Book Series and Journals
  • Illmer, P.: Associate Editor / Gutachter - Journal of Environmental Quality, 2004-01-01 on-going.

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • EISENDLE, M.; OBEREGGER, H.; BUTTINGER, R.; ILLMER, P.; HAAS, H. (2004): Biosynthesis and uptake of siderophores is controlled by the PacC-mediated ambient-pH regulatory system in Aspergillus nidulans.
    In: EUKARYOTIC CELL 3, pp. 561 - 563.

  • ILLMER, P. (2004): Ökotoxikologische Untersuchungen des Aluminium-Stress bei Bodenbakterien.
    In: Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft 70, pp. 51 - 55.

  • ILLMER, P. (2004): Untersuchungen zur Kompostierbarkeit von Rasenschnitt.
    In: Berichte des Naturwissenschaftlich-Medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 91, pp. 233 - 248.

  • ILLMER, P.; MUTSCHLECHNER, W. (2004): Effect of temperature and pH on the toxicity of aluminium towards two new, soil born species of Arthrobacter sp.
    In: Journal of Basic Microbiology 44, pp. 98 - 105.

  • MALIN, C.; ILLMER, P. (2004): Anwendbarkeit von Standard-Molekularbiologischen Methoden in der Bodenmikrobiologie.
    In: Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft 70, pp. 77 - 81.

  • WAGNER, A.; ILLMER, P. (2004): Kompostierung – neue Betrachtung einer alten Technik.
    In: Berichte des Naturwissenschaftlich-Medizinischen Vereins in Innsbruck 91, pp. 293 - 321.

  • WAGNER, A.; MAIR, J.; ILLMER, P. (2004): Respirometrie bei der Beurteilung der Effektivität von Inokulierungsversuchen.
    In: Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft 70, pp. 95 - 99.



Publications 2003

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Illmer, P.; Erlebach, C. (2003): Influence of Al on Growth, Cell Size and Content of Intracellular Water of Arthrobacter Sp Pi/1-95.
    In: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology 84, pp. 239 - 246.

  • Illmer, P.; Obertegger, U.; Schinner, F. (2003): Microbiological Properties in Acidic Forest Soils with Special Consideration of Kcl Extractable Al.
    In: Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 148, pp. 3 - 14.



Publications 2002

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Proceedings Paper)
  • Illmer, P.; Mair, J. (2002): Ökotoxikologische Untersuchungen an zwei bodenbürtigen Arthrobacter Stämmen unter Aluminium-Stress.
    In: Mitteilungen der Deutschen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft 99, pp. 135 - 136.

Book Chapter (Original Paper)
  • Illmer, P. (2002): Backyard Composting. General Considerations and a Case Study.
    In: Insam, H.; Klammer, S.; Riddech, N. (eds.): Microbiology of Composting. Dordrecht - Heidelberg - London - New York - Berlin: Springer., ISBN 3-540-67568-X, pp. 133 - 142.



Publications 2001

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Other)
  • Illmer, P. (2001): How Big Is a Bacterium - Approximation to a Correct Total Cell-Density of Arthrobacter Sp - A Comment on a Practicable and Accurate Method to Differentiate Between Intracellular and Extracellular Water of Microbial-Cells by Illmer.
    In: FEMS Microbiology Letters 196, p. 85.



Publications 2000

Contributions to Books / Journals

Journal Article (Original Paper)
  • Erlebach, C.E.; Illmer, P.; Schinner, F. (2000): Changes of Cell-Size Distribution During the Batch Culture of Arthrobacter Strain Pi/1-95.
    In: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek International Journal of General and Molecular Microbiology 77, p. 329.

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