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Publications Magnus Ivarsson


Drake, H., Ivarsson, M., Heim, C., Snoeyenbos-West, O., Bengtson, S., Belivanova, V., Whitehouse, M. 2021. Fossilized anaerobic and possibly methanogenesis-fueling fungi identified deep within the Siljan impact structure. Communications Earth & Environment, DOI: 10.1038/s43247-021-00107-9external link

Drake, H., Roberts, N. M. W., Reinhardt, M., Whitehouse, M., Ivarsson, M., Karlsson. A., Kooijman, E. & Kielman-Schmitt, M. 2021. Biosignatures of ancient microbial life are present across the igneous crust of the Fennoscandian shield. Communications Earth & Environment. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43247-021-00170-2external link

Ivarsson, M., Drake, M., Neubeck, A., Snoeyenbos-West, O., Belivanova, V., Bengtson, S. 2021. Introducing Paleolithobiology. GFF, DOI: 10.1080/11035897.2021.1895302external link

Ivarsson, M., Palmgren, K., Lundberg, J., Scheuerer, M. 2021. Underjordisk svamp i Falu koppargruva. Svensk Mykologisk Tidskrift, 42 (2): 2-10.

Little, C.T.S., Johannessen, K.C., Bengtson, S., Chan, C.S., Ivarsson, M., Slack, J.F., Broman, C., Thorseth, I.H., Grenne, T., Rouxel, O.J., Bekker, A. 2021. A late Paleoproterozoic (1.74 Ga) deep-sea, low-temperature, iron-oxidizing microbial hydrothermal vent community from Arizona, USA. Geobiology, DOI: 10.1111/gbi.12434external link.

McMahon, S., Ivarsson, M., Wacey, D., Saunders, M., Belivanova, V., Muirhead, D., Knoll, P., Steinbock, O., Frost, D.A. 2021. Dubiofossils from a Mars-analogue subsurface palaeoenvironment: the limits of biogenicity criteria. Geobiology. DOI: 10.1111/gbi.12445external link.

Neubeck, A., Boosman, A., Hosgörmez, H., Özcan, D., Boskabadi, A., Ivarsson, M., Rouxel, O. 2021. δ60Ni and δ13C composition of serpentinites and carbonates of the Tekirova ophiolite, Turkey, and Meatiq ophiolite, Egypt. Frontiers in Earth Science, section Geochemistry, doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.651967external link

Neubeck, A., Ivarsson, M., Broman, C., Lima-Zaloumis, J., Bach, W., Whitehouse, M. 2021. Carbon isotopic composition of Frutexites in subseafloor ultramafic rocks. Biogeochemistry, doi.org/10.1007/s10533-021-00806-7external link.

Tulej, M., Lukmanov, R., Grimaudo, V., Riedo, A., Cedeño López, A., de Koning, C., Ligterink, N.F.W., Neubeck, A., Ivarsson, M., Wurz, P., 2021. Determination of the microscopic mineralogy of inclusion in an amygdaloidal pillow basalt by LIMS. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, DOI: 10.1039/D0JA00390Eexternal link


Drake, H., Ivarsson, M., Heim, C., 2020. Tracking the deep biosphere through time. Geosciences, 10, 461. doi:10.3390/geosciences10110461external link.

Ivarsson, M., Drake, H., Bengtson, S., & Rasmussen, S. 2020. A cryptic alternative for the evolution of hyphae. Bioessays, 42, DOI: 10.1002/bies.201900183external link

Ivarsson, M., Drake, H., Neubeck, A., Sallstedt, T., Bengtson, S., Roberts, N.M.W & Rasmussen, B. 2020. The fossil record of igneous rock. Earth Science Reviews, 210, 103342external link.

Kilias, S.P., Ivarsson, M., Chi Fru, E., Rattray, J.E., Gustafsson, H.L., Naden, J., & Detsi, K. 2020. Precipitation of Mn oxides in quaternary microbially induced sedimentary structures (MISS), Cape Vani paleo-hydrothermal vent field, Milos, Greece. Minerals, 10, 536; doi:10.3390/min10060536external link

Neubeck, A., Broman, C., Ivarsson, M., Holm, N.G., Whitehouse, M., Nilsson, S., Geppert, W., Gervilla, F., 2020. Isotopic signatures of carbon in the “Los Pobres” graphite mine, Ronda, Spain. Journal of Petrology, 61(4), egaa042. doi: 10.1093/petrology/egaa042external link

Tulej, M., Neubeck, A., Riedo, A., Lukmanov, R., Grimaudo, V., Ligterink, N.F.W., Ivarsson, M., Bach, W., de Koning, C., Wurz, P. 2020. Isotope abundance ratio measurements using femtosecond laser ablation ionization mass spectrometry. Journal of Mass Spectrometry 55: e4660. DOI: 10.1002/jms.4660external link


Carlsson, D.-T., Ivarsson, M., Neubeck, A., 2019. Fossilized endolithic microorganisms in pillow lavas from the Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus. Geosciences, 9, 456; doi:10.3390/geosciences9110456external link

Drake, H., Roberts, N., Heim, C., Whitehouse, M., Siljeström, S., Kooijman, E., Broman, C., Ivarsson, M., Åström, M., 2019. Timing and origin of natural gas accumulation in the Siljan impact structure, Sweden. Nature Communications, 10:4736, doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-12728-yexternal link

Ivarsson, M., Sallstedt, T. &  Carlsson, D.-T. 2019. Morphological biosignatures in volcanic rocks - applications for life detection on Mars. Frontiers in Earth Science, section Microbiological Chemistry and Geomicrobiology, https://doi.org/10.3389/feart.2019.00091external link

Ivarsson, M., Kilias, S.P., Broman, C., Neubeck, A., Drake, H., Chi Fru, E., Bengtson, S., Naden, J., Detsi, K., Whitehouse, M.J., 2019. Exceptional preservation of fungi as H2-bearing fluid inclusions in an early Quaternary paleo-hydrothermal system at Cape Vani, Milos, Greece. Minerals, 9: 749, doi:10.3390/min9120749external link

Jackson, M. D., Couper, S., Stan, C. V., Ivarsson, M., Czabaj, M. W., Tamura, N., Parkinson, D., Miyagi, L. M., Moore, J.G. 2019. Authigenic mineral textures in submarine 1979 basalt drill core, Surtsey volcano, Iceland. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20, 3751–3773. doi.org/10.1029/2019GC008304external link

McMahon, S. & Ivarsson, M. 2019. A new frontier for palaeobiology: Earth's vast deep biosphere. Bioessays, 41, DOI: 10.1002/bies.201900052external link

Onstott, T. C., Ehlmann, B. L., Sapers, H., Coleman, M., Ivarsson, M., Marlow, J. J., Neubeck, A., Niles, P. 2019. Paleo-rock-hosted life on Earth and the search on Mars: a review and strategy for exploration. Astrobiology, 19, DOI: 10.1089/ast.2018.1960external link

Sallstedt, T., Ivarsson, M., Drake, H., Skogby, H. 2019. Instant attraction: clay authigenesis in fossil fungal biofilms. Geosciences, 9, 369; doi:10.3390/geosciences9090369external link

Tillberg, M., Ivarsson, M., Drake, H., Whitehouse, M., Kooijman, E., Schmitt M. 2019. Re-evaluating the age of deep biosphere fossils in the Lockne impact structure. Geosciences, 9, 202; doi:10.3390/geosciences9050202external link


Chi Fru, E., Kilias, S., Ivarsson, M., Rattray, J.E., Gkika, K., McDonald, I., He, Q., Broman, C., 2018. Sedimentary mechanisms of a modern banded iron formation on Milos Island, Greece. Solid Earth, 9: 573–598.

Chi Fru, E., Callac, N., Posth, N.R., Argyaki, A., Ling, Y.-C., Ivarsson, M., Broman, C., Kilias, S.P. 2018. Arsenic and high affinity phosphate uptake gene distribution in shallow submarine hydrothermal sediments. Biogeosciences, doi.org/10.1007/s10533-018-0500-8.external link

Drake, H., Ivarsson, M.,  2018. The role of anaerobic fungi in fundamental biogeochemical cycles in the deep biosphere. Fungal Biology Reviews, 32: 20-25. Journal website
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Drake, H., Ivarsson, M., Tillberg, M., Whitehouse, M., Kooijman, E., 2018. Ancient microbial activity in deep hydraulically conductive fracture zones within the Forsmark target area for deep geological nuclear waste disposal, Sweden. Geosciences, 8, 211, doi:10.3390/geosciences8060211external link.

Ivarsson, M., Bengtson, S., Drake, H., & Francis, W. , 2018. Fungi in deep subsurface environments. In: Gadd, G. Advances in Applied Microbiology, 102: 83-116, doi.org/10.1016/bs.aambs.2017.11.001external link

Ivarsson, M., Skogby, H, Phichaikamjornwut, B., Bengtson, S., Siljeström, S., Ounchanum, P., Boonsong, A., Kruachanta, M., Marone, F., Belivanova, V., Holmström, S., 2018. Intricate tunnels in garnets from soils and river sediments in Thailand – possible endolithic microborings. PLoS ONE 13(8): e0200351. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0200351external link.

Wiesendanger, R., Grimaudo, V., Moreno, P., Cedeῆo López, A., Riedo, A., Tulej, M., Neubeck, A., Ivarsson, M., Wacey, D. & Wurz, P. 2018. Chemical and optical identification of micrometer sized 1.9 Ga old fossils with a miniature LIMS system combined with an optical microscope. Astrobiology, doi.org/10.1089/ast.2017.1780external link.


Bengtson, S., Rasmussen, B., Ivarsson, M., Muhling, J., Broman, C., Marone, F., Stampanoni, M., and Bekker, A., 2017. Fungus-like mycelial fossils in 2.4 billion-year-old vesicular basalt. Nature Ecology & Evolution, online: 6 pp http://dx.doi.org/ 10.1038/s41559-017-0141external link

Callac, N., Posth, N., Rattray, J., Yamoah, K., Wiech, A., Ivarsson, M., Hemmingsson, C., Kilias, S., Argyraki, A., Broman, C., Skogby, H., Smittenberg, R. and Chi Fru, E., 2017. Modes of carbon fixation in an arsenic and CO2-rich shallow hydrothermal ecosystem. Nature Scientific Reports. Journal websiteexternal link

Drake, H., Heim, C. Roberts, N.M.W., Zack, T., Tillberg, M., Broman, C., Ivarsson, M., Whitehouse, J. M., Åström, M. E. 2017. Isotopic evidence for microbial production and consumption of methane in the upper continental crust throughout the Phanerozoic eon. EPSL 470: 108-118.

Drake, H., Ivarsson, M., Bengtson, S., Heim, C., Siljeström, S., Whitehouse, M., Broman, C., Belivanova, V., Åström, M. E. 2017. Anaerobic consortia of fungi and sulfate reducing bacteria in deep granite fractures. Nature Communications, 8:55. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00094-6.external link

Ivarsson, M. och Bengtson, S. 2017. Oceanbottnarnas hemliga liv. Havsutsikt, Vol. 2: 16-18. Journal websiteexternal link

Ivarsson, M., Bengtson, S. och Carlsson, D., 2017. Är magmatiska bergarter fossilförande? Geologiskt Forum, no 94: 20-23.

Ivarsson, M., Bach, W., Broman, C., Neubeck, A., Bengtson, S. 2017. Fossilized life in subseafloor ultramafic rocks. Geomicrobiology Journal 35: 460-467.  doi.org/10.1080/01490451.2017.1370517external link.

Ivarsson, M., Gustavsson, L., Hedenäs, L., Kronestedt, T., Lundberg, J., Norbäck Ivarsson, L., Sallstedt, T., Scheuerer, M., Thureborn, O. och Wedin, M., 2017. Unikt ekosystem i tunnelbanan vid Kungsträdgården. Fauna och flora: populär tidskrift för biologi, Vol. 112 (1): 2-9.

Neubeck, A., Sun, L., Müller, B., Ivarsson, M., Hosgörmez, H., Özcan, D., Broman, C., Schnürer, A. 2017. Microbial community structure of a serpentine-hosted abiotic gas seepage at the Chimaera ophiolite, Turkey. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, doi:10.1128/AEM.03430-16external link.

Sjöberg, S., Allard, B., Rattray, J.E., Callac, N., Grawunder, A., Ivarsson, M., Sjöberg, V., Karlsson, S., Skelton, A., Dupraz, C. 2017. Rare Earth element enriched birnessite in water-bearing fractures, the Ytterby mine, Sweden. Applied Geochemistry 78: 158-171.


Ivarsson, M., Schnürer, A., Bengtson, S., Neubeck, A., 2016. Anaerobic fungi: a potential source of biological H2 in the oceanic crust. Frontiers in Microbiology 7:674, doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00674external link.

Ivarsson, M., Bengtson, S., Neubeck, A., 2016. The igneous oceanic crust – Earth’s largest fungal habitat? Fungal Ecology 20, 249-255.

Réblová, M., Hubka, V., Thureborn, O., Lundberg, J., Sallstedt, T., Wedin, M., Ivarsson, M. 2016. From the tunnels into the treetops: new lineages of black yeasts from biofilm in the Stockholm metro system and their relatives among ant-associated fungi in the Chaetothyriales. PLOS ONE, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0163396external link.

Sjöqvist, A.S.L., Lindgren, P., Sturkell, E.F.F., Hogmalm, K.J., Broman, C., Ivarsson, M., Lee, M.R., 2016. Shock metamorphism and hydrothermal alteration of mafic impact ejecta from the Lockne impact structure, Sweden. GFF, DOI: 10.1080/11035897.2016.1227361external link.

Zepeda Mendoza, M.L., Lundberg, J., Ivarsson, M., Campos, P., Nylander, J.A.A., Dalén, L., 2016. Metagenomic analysis from the interior of a speleothem in Tjuv-Ante’s Cave, northern Sweden. PLOS ONE DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0151577external link.


Jackson, M.D., Gudmundsson, M.T., Bach, W., Cappelletti, P., Coleman, N.J., Ivarsson, M., Jónasson, K., Jørgensen, S.L., Marteinsson, V., McPhie, J., Moore, J.G., Nielson, D., Rhodes, J.M., Rispoli, C., Schiffman, P., Stefánsson, A., Türke, A., Vanorio, T., Weisenberger, T.B., White, J.D.L., Zierenberg, R., Zimanowski, B., 2015. Time-lapse characterization of hydrothermal seawater and microbial interactions with basaltic tephra at Surtsey volcano. Scientific Drilling, 3, 1-8. Doi:10.5194/sd-3-1-2015.

Ivarsson, M., Bengtson, S., Skogby, H., Lazor, P., Broman, C., Belivanova, V., Marone, F., 2015. A fungal-prokaryotic consortium at the basalt-zeolite interface in subseafloor igneous crust. PLOS ONE 10(10): e014016. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140106.

Neubeck, A., Tulej, M., Ivarsson, M., Broman, C., Riedo, A., Wurz, P., Bengtson, S., McMahon, S., in press. Mineralogical determination in situ of a highly heterogenous material using miniaturized laser ablation mass spectrometer with high spatial resolution. International Journal of Astrobiology.

Tulej, M., Neubeck, A., Ivarsson, M., Riedo, A., Neuland, M.B., Meyer, S., Wurz, P., 2015. Chemical composition of micrometer-sized filaments in an aragonite host by a miniature laser ablation/ionization mass spectrometer. Astrobiology 15: 669-682.

Ivarsson, M., Peckmann, J., Tehler, A., Broman, C., Bach, W., Behrens, K., Reitner, J., Böttcher, M.E., Norbäck-Ivarsson, L., 2015. Zygomycetes in vesicular basanites from Vesteris Seamount, Greenland Basin – a new type of cryptoendolithic fungi. PLOS ONE 10(7): e01333368. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.01333368.

Ivarsson, M., Broman, C., Gustafsson, H., Holm, N.G., 2015. Biogenic Mn-oxides in subseafloor basalts. PLOS ONE 10(6): e0128863. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0128863.

Ivarsson, M., Holm, N.G., Neubeck, A., 2015. The deep biosphere of the subseafloor igneous crust. In: Trace Metal Biogeochemsitry and Ecology of Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vent Systems (eds. Demina, L.L., Galkin, S.V.). Springer, 1-24.

Drake, H., Åström, M.E., Heim, C., Broman, C., Åström, J., Whitehouse, M., Ivarsson, M., Siljeström, S., Sjövall, P., 2015. Extreme 13C-depletion of carbonates formed during oxidation of biogenic methane in fractured granite. Nature Communications 6:7020, DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8020.

Chi Fru, E., Ivarsson, M., Kilias, S.P., Frings, S., Hemmingsson, C., Broman, C., Bengtson, S., Chatzitheodoridis, C., 2015. Biogenicity of an early Quaternary iron formation, Milos Island, Greece. Geobiology 13: 225-244.


Tulej, M., Riedo, A., Neuland, M.B., Meyer, S., Wurz, P., Thomas, N., Grimaudo, V., Moreno-Garcia, P., Broekmann, P., Neubeck, A., Ivarsson, M., 2014. CAMAM: a miniature laser ablation ionization mass spectrometer and camera-microscope system for in situ investigation of the composition and morphology of extraterrestrial materials. Geostandards and Geoanalytical Research 38: 441-466.

Bengtson, S., Ivarsson, M., Astolfo, A., Belivanova, V., Broman, C., Marone, F., Stampanoni, M., 2014. Deep-biosphere consortium of fungi and prokaryotes in Eocene sub-seafloor basalts. Geobiology 12: 489-496.

Sallstedt, T., Ivarsson, M., Lundberg, J.E.K., Sjöberg, R., Vidal Romaní, J.R., 2014. Speleothem and biofilm formation in granite/dolerite cave, northern Sweden. International Journal of Speleology 43: 305-313.


Ivarsson, M., Broman, C., Sturkell, E., Ormö, J., Siljeström, S., van Zuilen, M., Bengtson, S., 2013. Fungal colonization of an Ordovician impact-induced hydrothermal system. Scientific Reports 3, 3487; DOI:10.1038/srep03487.

Norbäck Ivarsson, L., Ivarsson, M., Lundberg, J., Sallstedt, T., Rydin, C., 2013. Epilithic and aerophilic diatoms in the artificial environment of Kungsträdgården metro station, Stockholm, Sweden. International Journal of Speleology 42: 289-297.

Chi Fru, E., Ivarsson, M., Kilias, S.P., Bengtson, S., Belivanova, V., Marone, F., Fortin, D., Broman, C., and Stampanoni, M., 2013. Fossilized iron bacteria reveal pathway to biological origin of banded iron formation. Nature Communications 4: DOI: 10.1038/ncomms3050.

Ivarsson, M., Bengtson, S., Skogby, H., Belivanova, V., and Marone, F., 2013. Fungal colonies in open fractures of subseafloor basalt. Geo-Marine Letters 33: 233-243.


Ivarsson, M. 2012. The subseafloor basalts as fungal habitats. Biogeosciences 9: 3625-3635.

Ivarsson, M., Bengtson, S., Belivanova, V., Stampanoni, M., Marone, F., and Tehler, A., 2012. Fossilized fungi in subseafloor Eocene basalts. Geology 40: 163-166.

Ivarsson, M. and Holmström S., 2012. The use of ESEM in geobiology. In: The Scanning Electron Microscope (ed. Kazmiruk, V.). InTech, 799-818.


Ivarsson, M., Broman, C., Holmström, S.J.M., Ahlbom, M., Lindblom, S. and Holm, N.G., 2011. Putative fossilised fungi in the lithified volcaniclastic apron of Gran Canaria, Spain. Astrobiology 11: 633-650.

Ivarsson, M., Broman, C. and Holm, N.G., 2011 Chromite oxidation by manganese oxides in subseafloor basalts and the presence of putative fossilized microorganisms. Geochemical Transactions 12:5.


Ivarsson, M., Kilias, S.P., Broman, C., Naden, J. and Detsi, K., 2010. Fossilized microorganisms preserved as fluid inclusions in epithermal veins, Vani Mn-Ba deposit, Milos Island, Greece. Proceedings of the XIX CBGA Congress 100: 297-307.

Ivarsson, M. and Lindgren, P., 2010. The search for sustainable subsurface habitats on Mars, and the sampling of impact ejecta. Sustainability 2: 1969-1990.

Lindgren, P., Ivarsson, M., Neubeck, A., Broman, C., Henkel, H. and Holm, N.G., 2010,Putative fossil life in a hydrothermal system of the Dellen impact structure, Sweden. International Journal of Astrobiology 9: 137-146.

Mcloughlin, N., Staudigel, H, Furnes, H., Eichmann, B. and Ivarsson, M., 2010. Mechanisms of microtunneling in rock substrates – Distinguishing endolithic biosignatures from abiotic microtunnels. Geobiology 8: 245-255.


Ivarsson, M., Broman, C., Lindblom, S. and Holm, N.G., 2009.Fluid inclusions as a tool to constrain the preservation conditions of sub-seafloor cryptoendoliths. Planetary and Space Science 57: 477-490.

Holm, N.G., Dumont, M., Ivarsson, M., Konn, C. and Neubeck, A., 2009. Abiotic organic synthesis beneath the ocean floor. In Astrobiology: Emergence, Search and Detection of Life (eds. Basiuk, V.A. and Navarro-González, R.). American Scientific Publishers.


Ivarsson, M., Lausmaa, J., Lindblom, S., Broman, C. and Holm, N.G., 2008. Fossilized microorganisms from the Emperor Seamounts: implications for the search for a sub-surface fossil record on Earth and Mars. Astrobiology 8: 1139-1157.

Ivarsson, M., Gehör, S. and Holm, N.G., 2008. Micro-scale variations of iron isotopes in fossilized microorganisms. International Journal of Astrobiology 7: 93-106.

Ivarsson, M., Lindblom, S., Broman, C. and Holm, N.G., 2008. Fossilized microorganisms associated with zeolite-carbonate interfaces in sub-seafloor hydrothermal environments. Geobiology 6: 155-170.

Ivarsson, M. and Holm, N.G. 2008.Microbial colonization of various habitable niches during alteration of oceanic crust. In Links between Geological Processes, Microbial Activities and Evolution of Life (eds. Dilek, Y., Furnes, H. and Muehlenbachs, K.). Springer Publications, 69-111.


Holm, N.G., Dumont, M., Ivarsson, M. and Konn, C., 2006. Alkaline fluid circulation in ultramafic rocks and formation of nucleotide constituents: a hypothesis. Geochemical Transactions 7:7.

Ivarsson, M. 2006. Advantages of doubly polished thin sections for the study of microfossils in volcanic rock. Geochemical Transactions 7:5.