2017

Scientific Publications

Ammer C., Schall P., Goßner M. M., Heinrichs S., Boch S., Prati D., Jung K., Baumgartner V., Blaser S., Böhm S., Buscot F., Daniel R., Goldmann K., Kaiser K., Kahl T., Lange M., Müller J., Overmann J., Renner S. C., Schulze E.-D., Sikorski J., Tschapka M., Türke M., Weisser W. W., Wemheuer B., Wubet T., Fischer M. (2017): Waldbewirtschaftung und Biodiversität: Vielfalt ist gefragt! Allgemeine Forst Zeitschrift/Der Wald 17, 20-25

Baumann K., Glaser K., Mutz J.-E., Karsten U., MacLennan A., Hu Y., Michalik D., Kruse j., Eckhardt K.-U., Schall P., Leinweber P. (2017): Biological soil crusts of temperate forests: Their role in P cycling. Soil Biology and Biochemistry  109, 156–166. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.02.011

Bergmann J., Ryo M., Prati D., Hempel S., Rillig M. C. (2017): Roots traits are more than analogues of leaf traits: the case for diaspore mass. New Phytologist, in press. doi: 10.1111/nph.14748

Binkenstein J., Stang M., Renoult J. P., Schaefer M. (2017): Weak correlation of flower color and nectar-tube depth in temperate grasslands. Journal of Plant Ecology 10 (2), 397-405. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw029

Birkhofer K., Gossner M. M., Diekötter T., Drees C., Ferlian O., Maraun M., Scheu S., Weisser W. W., Wolters V., Wurst S., Zaitsev A. S., Smith H. G. (2017): Land-use type and intensity differentially filter traits in above- and below-ground arthropod communities. Journal of Animal Ecology 86 (3), 511–520. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12641

Donner A., Glaser K, Borchhardt N., Karsten U. (2017): Ecophysiological Response on Dehydration and Temperature in Terrestrial Klebsormidium (Streptophyta) Isolated from Biological Soil Crusts in Central European Grasslands and Forests. Microbial Ecology 73 (4), 850–864. doi: 10.1007/s00248-016-0917-3

Dormann C. F., von Riedmatten L., Scherer-Lorenzen M. (2017): No consistent effect of plant species richness on resistance to simulated climate change for above- or below-ground processes in managed grasslands. BMC Ecology 17(1):23. doi: 10.1186/s12898-017-0133-0

Dostál P., Fischer M., Chytry M., Prati D. (2017): No evidence for larger leaf trait plasticity in ecological generalists compared to specialists. Journal of Biogeography 44 (3), 511–521. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12881

Egorov E., Gossner M. M., Meyer S. T., Weisser W. W., Brändle M. (2017): Does plant phylogenetic diversity increase invertebrate herbivory in managed grasslands? Basic and Applied Ecology 20, 40–50. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2017.03.004

Ehbrecht M., Schall P., Ammer C., Seidel D. (2017): Quantifying stand structural complexity and its relationship with forest management, tree species diversity and microclimate. Agricultural & Forest Meteorology 242, 1–9. doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.04.012

Estendorfer J., Stempfhuber B., Haury P., Vestergaard G., Rillig M. C., Joshi J., Schröder P., Schloter M. (2017): The influence of land use intensity on the plant-associated microbiome of Dactyls glomerata L. Frontiers in Plant Sciences 8:930. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00930

Frank K., Hülsmann M., Assmann T., Schmitt T., Blüthgen N. (2017): Land use affects dung beetle communities and their ecosystem services in forests and grasslands. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 243, 114-122. doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2017.04.010

Gilhaus K., Boch S., Fischer M., Hölzel N., Kleinebecker T., Prati D., Rupprecht D., Schmitt B., Klaus V. H. (2017): Grassland management in Germany: effects on plant diversity and vegetation composition. Tuexenia 37, 379-397. doi: 10.14471/2017.37.010

Glaser K., Donner A., Albrecht M., Mikhailyuk T., Karsten U. (2017): Habitat-specific composition of morphotypes with low genetic diversity in the green algal genus Klebsormidium (Streptophyta) isolated from biological soil crusts in Central European grasslands and forests. European Journal of Phycology 52 (2), 188-199. doi: 10.1080/09670262.2016.1235730

Herz K., Dietz S., Haider S., Jandt U., Scheel D., Bruelheide H. (2017): Drivers of intraspecific trait variation of grass and forb species in German meadows and pastures. Journal of Vegetation Science 28 (4), 705–716. doi: 10.1111/jvs.12534

Juchheim J., Ammer C., Schall P., Seidel D. (2017): Canopy space filling rather than conventional measures of structural diversity explains productivity of beech stands. Forest Ecology and Management 395, 19–26. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2017.03.036

Juchheim J., Annighöfer P., Ammer C., Calders K., Raumonen P., Seidel D. (2017): How management intensity and neighborhood composition affect the structure of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) trees. Trees - Structure and Function 31 (5), 1723–1735. doi: 10.1007/s00468-017-1581-z

Kahl T., Arnstadt T., Baber K., Bässler K., Bauhus J., Borken W., Buscot F., Floren A., Heibl C., Hessenmöller D., Hofrichter M., Hoppe B., Kellner H., Krüger D., Linsenmair K. E., Matzner E., Otto P., Purahong W., Seilwinder C., Schulze E.-D., Wende B., Weisser W. W., Gossner M. M. (2017): Wood decay rates of 13 temperate tree species in relation to wood properties, enzyme activities and organismic diversities. Forest Ecology and Management 391, 86-95. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2017.02.012

Kämper W., Blüthgen N., Eltz T. (2017): Bumblebee footprints on bird’s-foot trefoil uncover increasing flower visitation with land-use intensity. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 240, 77–83. doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2017.02.013

Kämper W., Weiner C., Kühsel S., Storm C., Eltz T., Blüthgen N. (2017): Evaluating the effects of floral resource specialisation and of nitrogen regulation on the vulnerability of social bees in agricultural landscapes. Apidologie, 48 (3), 371–383. doi: 10.1007/s13592-016-0480-4

Kühsel S., Brückner A. K., Schmelzle S., Heethoff M., Blüthgen N. (2017): Surface area–volume ratios in insects. Insect Science 24 (5), 829–841. doi: 10.1111/1744-7917.12362

Müller M., Seifert S., Finkeldey R. (2017): Comparison and confirmation of SNP-bud burst associations in European beech populations in Germany. Tree Genetics & Genomes 13:59. doi: 10.1007/s11295-017-1145-9

Müller M., Seifert S., Lübbe T., Leuschner C., Finkeldey R. (2017): De novo transcriptome assembly and analysis of differential gene expression in response to drought in European beech. PLoS ONE 12 (9): e0184167. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0184167

Ostrowski A. (2017): Exploratorien zur funktionellen Biodiversitätsforschung –Ein DFG Schwerpunktprogramm. Landschaftspflege und Naturschutz in Thüringen 54 (2), 83-85

Pena R., Lang C., Lohaus G., Boch S., Schall P., Schöning I., Ammer C., Fischer M., Polle A. (2017): Phylogenetic and functional traits of ectomycorrhizal assemblages in top soil from different biogeographic regions and forest types. Mycorrhiza 27 (3), 233–245. doi: 10.1007/s00572-016-0742-z

Pollierer M. M., Scheu S. (2017): Driving factors and temporal fluctuation of Collembola communities and reproductive mode across forest types and regions. Ecology and Evolution 7 (12), 4390-4403. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3035/10.1002/ece3.3035

Regan K., Stempfhuber B., Schloter M., Rasche F., Prati D., Philippot L., Boeddinghaus R. S., Kandeler E., Marhan S. (2017): Spatial and temporal dynamics of nitrogen fixing, nitrifying and denitrifying microbes in an unfertilized grassland soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 109, 214–226. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2016.11.011

Schall P., Gossner M. M., Heinrichs S., Fischer M., Boch S., Prati D., Jung K., Baumgartner V., Blaser S., Böhm S., Buscot F., Daniel R., Goldmann K., Kaiser K., Kahl T., Lange M., Müller J., Overmann J., Renner S., Schulze E.-D., Sikorski J., Tschapka M., Türke M., Weisser W. W., Wemheuer B., Wubet T., Ammer C. (2017): The impact of even-aged and uneven-aged forest management on regional biodiversity of multiple taxa in European beech forests. Journal of Applied Ecology, in press. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12950

Simons N., Lewinsohn T., Blüthgen N., Buscot F., Boch S., Daniel R., Gossner M.M., Jung K., Kaiser K., Müller J., Prati D., Renner S., Socher S., Sonnemann I., Weiner C., Werner M., Wubet T., Wurst S., Weisser W.W (2017): Contrasting effects of grassland management modes on species-abundance distributions of multiple groups. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 237, 143–153. doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2016.12.022

Simons N., Weisser W. W. (2017): Agricultural intensification without biodiversity loss is possible in grassland landscapes. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1, 1136–1145. doi: 10.1038/s41559-017-0227-2

Shang Y., Sikorski J., Bonkowski M., Fiore-Donno A.-M., Kandeler E., Marhan S., Boeddinghaus R., Solly E. F., Schrumpf M., Schöning I., Wubet T., Buscot F., Overmann J. (2017): Inferring interactions in complex microbial communities from nucleotide sequence data and enviromental parameters. PLoS ONE 12(3): e0173765. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0173765

Venter P. C., Nitsche F., Domonell A., Heger P., Arndt H. (2017): The protistan microbiome of grassland soil: diversity in the mesoscale. Protist 168 (5), 546-564. doi: 10.1016/j.protis.2017.03.005

Vieira S., Luckner M., Wanner G., Overmann J. (2017): Lutitalea pratensis gen. nov., sp. nov. a new member of subdivision 6 Acidobacteria isolated from temperate grassland soil. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 67, 1408-1414. doi: 10.1099/ijsem.0.001827

Völler E., Bossdorf O., Prati D., Auge H. (2017): Evolutionary responses to land use in eight common grassland plants. Journal of Ecology 105 (5), 1290–1297. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12746

Vonrüti M., Spasojevic A., Nölke N., Kneib T., Kleinn C. (2017): Comparing canopy leaf temperature of three Central European tree species based on simultaneous confidence bands for penalized splines. Environmental and Ecological Statistics 24 (3), 385–398. doi: 10.1007/s10651-017-0375-1

Weißbecker C., Buscot F., Wubet T. (2017): Preservation of nucleic acids by freeze-drying for next generation sequencing analyses of soil microbial communities. Journal of Plant Ecology 10 (1), 81-90. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw042

 

PhD dissertation

Arnstadt T. (2017): Die Rolle oxidativer Pilzenzyme für die Totholzzersetzung und die Zersetzungsdynamik von Fagus sylvatica, Picea abies und Pinus sylvestris. Dissertation, TU Darmstadt

Goldmann K. (2017): Scale-dependencies and determinants of soil microbial communities in forest ecosystems across the German Biodiversity Exploratories. Dissertation, Leipzig University

Heinze J. (2017): The impact of soil microbiota on plant species performance and diversity in semi-natural grasslands. Dissertation, University Potsdam

Marcus T. (2017): Testing paradigms in conservation biology: spatio-temporal dimensions of habitat fragmentation in a stenotopic woodland ground beetle. Dissertation, Leuphana University Lüneburg

 

Diploma/Master/Bachelor Theses

Bier L. (2017): Die Entwicklung der floristischen Diversität von Grünlandökosystemen unter dem Einfluss unterschiedlicher Landnutzung. Bachelor thesis, University Münster

Knabe C. (2017): Einfluss von Ansaat und Störung auf die Pflanzendiversität landwirtschaftlich genutzter Grünländer. Bachelor tesis, University Münster

Leyrer D. S. (2017): Dynamik der C-, N-, P- und K- Flüsse in Freiland- und Bestandsniederschlag unterschiedlich bewirtschafteter Grünlandökosysteme. Bachelor tesis, University Jena

Markart M. (2017): Analyse des Lokalklimas im Nationalpark Hainich. Bachelor thesis, University Göttingen

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2016

Scientific Publications

Arnstadt T., Hoppe B., Kahl T., Kellner H., Krüger D., Bässler C., Bauhus J., Hofrichter M. (2016): Patterns of laccase and peroxidases in coarse woody debris of Fagus sylvatica, Picea abies and Pinus sylvestrisand their relation to different wood parameters. European Journal of Forest Research 135 (1), 109-124. doi: 10.1007/s10342-015-0920-0

Arnstadt T., Hoppe B., Kahl T., Kellner H., Krüger D., Bauhus J., Hofrichter M. (2016): Dynamics of fungal community composition, decomposition and resulting deadwood properties in logs of Fagus sylvatica, Picea abies and Pinus sylvestris. Forest Ecology and Management 382, 129–142. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.10.004

Barnes A. D., Weigelt P., Jochum M., Ott D., Hodapp D., Haneda N. F., Brose U. (2016): Species richness and biomass explain spatial turnover in ecosystem functioning across tropical and temperate ecosystems. Philosophical Transactions B of the Royal Society 371 (1694). doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0279

Baumann K., Schöning I., Schrumpf M., Ellerbrock R. H., Leinweber P. (2016): Rapid assessment of soil organic matter: soil color analysis and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy. Geoderma 278, 49–57. doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2016.05.012

Bergmann J., Verbruggen E., Heinze J., Xiang D., Chen B., Joshi J.,  Rillig M. C. (2016): The interplay between soil structure, roots, and microbiota as a determinant of plant–soil feedback. Ecology and Evolution 6 (21), 7633–7644. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2456

Birkhofer K., Dietrich C., John K., Schorpp Q., Zaitsev A. S., Wolters V. (2016): Regional Conditions and Land-Use Alter the Potential Contribution of Soil Arthropods to Ecosystem Services in Grasslands. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 3:150. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2015.00150

Blüthgen N., Simons N., Jung K, Prati D., Renner S., Boch S., Fischer M., Hölzel N., Klaus V. H., Kleinebecker T., Tschapka M., Weisser W. W., Gossner M. M. (2016): Land use imperils plant and animal community stability through changes in asynchrony rather than diversity. Nature Communications 7:10697. doi:10.1038/ncomms10697

Boch S., Fischer M., Prati D. (2016): Gastropods slow down succession and maintain diversity in cryptogam communities. Ecology 97 (9), 2184–2191. doi: 10.1002/ecy.1498

Boch S., Prati D., Schöning I., Fischer M. (2016): Lichen species richness is highest in non-intensively used grasslands promoting suitable microhabitats and low vascular plant competition. Biodiversity and Conservation 25 (2), 225-238. doi: 10.1007/s10531-015-1037-y

Chisté M. N., Mody K., Gossner M. M., Simons N. K., Köhler G., Weisser W. W., Blüthgen N. (2016): Losers, winners, and opportunists: How grassland land-use intensity affects orthopteran communities. Ecosphere 7 (11): e01545. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1545

Dostál P., Fischer M., Prati D. (2016): Phenotypic plasticity is a negative, though weak, predictor of the commonness of 105 grassland species. Global Ecology and Biogeography 25 (4), 464–474. doi: 10.1111/geb.12429

Ehbrecht M., Schall P., Juchheim J., Ammer C., Seidel D. (2016): Effective number of layers: A new measure for quantifying three-dimensional stand structure based on sampling with terrestrial LiDAR. Forest Ecology and Management 380, 212–223. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.09.003

Fiore-Donno A. M., Weinert J., Wubet T., Bonkowski M. (2016): Metacommunity analysis of amoeboid protists in grassland soils. Scientific Reports 6: 19068. doi: 10.1038/srep19068

Gimbel K. F., Puhlmann H., Weiler M. (2016): Does drought alter hydrological functions in forest soils? Hydrology and Earth System Science 20 (3), 1301-1317. doi:10.5194/hess-20-1301-2016

Goldmann K., Schröter K., Pena R., Schöning I., Schrumpf M., Buscot F., Polle A., Wubet T. (2016): Divergent habitat filtering of root and soil fungal communities in  temperate beech forests. Scientific Reports 6:31439. doi: 10.1038/srep31439

Gossner M. M., Lade P., Rohland A., Sichardt N., Kahl T., Bauhus J., Weisser W. W., Petermann J. S. (2016): Effects of management on aquatic tree-hole communities in temperate forests are mediated by detritus amount and water chemistry. Journal of Animal Ecology 85 (1), 213–226. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12437

Gossner M. M., Lewinsohn T., Kahl T., Grassein F., Boch S., Prati D., Birkhofer K., Renner S. C., Sikorski J., Wubet T., Arndt H., Baumgartner V., Blaser S., Blüthgen N., Börschig C., Buscot F., Diekötter T., Jorge L. R., Jung K., Keyel A. C., Klein A.-M., Klemmer S., Krauss J., Lange M., Müller J., Overmann J., Pašalić E., Penone C., Perović D. J., Purschke O., Schall P., Socher S. A., Sonnemann I., Tschapka M., Tscharntke T., Türke M., Venter P. C., Weiner C. N., Werner M., Wolters V., Wurst S., Westphal C., Fischer M., Weisser W. W., Allan E. (2016): Land-use intensification causes multitrophic homogenisation of grassland communities. Nature 540 (7632), 266–269. doi: 10.1038/nature20575

Gossner M. M., Struwe J.-F., Sturm S., Max S., McCutcheon M., Weisser W. W., Zytynska S. E. (2016): Searching for the Optimal Sampling Solution: Variation in Invertebrate Communities, Sample Condition and DNA Quality. PLoS ONE 11(2): e0148247. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148247

Gossner M. M., Wende B., Levick S., Schall P., Floren A., Linsenmair K. E., Steffan-Dewenter I., Schulze E.-D., Weisser W. W. (2016): Deadwood enrichment in European forests – Which tree species should be used to promote saproxylic beetle diversity? Biological Conservation 201, 92–102. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2016.06.032

Hoppe B., Purahong W., Wubet T., Kahl T., Bauhus J., Arnstadt T., Hofrichter M., Buscot F., Krüger D. (2016): Linking molecular deadwood-inhabiting fungal diversity and community dynamics to ecosystem functions and processes in Central European forests. Fungal Diversity 77 (1), 367-379. doi: 10.1007/s13225-015-0341-x

Huang S., Vieira V., Bunk B., Riedel T., Spröer C., Overmann J. (2016): First Complete Genome Sequence of a Subdivision 6 Acidobacterium. Genome Announcements 4(3):e00469-16. doi:10.1128/genomeA.00469-16

Kaiser K., Wemheuer B., Korolkow V., Wemheuer F., Nacke H., Schöning I., Schrumpf M., Daniel R. (2016): Driving forces of soil bacterial community structure, diversity, and function in temperate grasslands and forests. Scientific Reports 6:33696. doi:10.1038/srep33696

Kämper W., Werner P. K., Hilpert A., Westphal C., Blüthgen N., Eltz T., Leonhardt S. D. (2016): How landscape, pollen intake and pollen quality affect colony growth in Bombus terrestris. Landscape Ecology 31 (10), 2245–2258. doi: 10.1007/s10980-016-0395-5

Kaur P., Gaikwad J., König-Ries B. (2016): Towards recommending visualizations for biodiversity data. Biodiversity and Conservation 25 (9), 1801-1803. doi: 10.1007/s10531-016-1157-z

Keyel A. C., Gerstenlauer J. L. K., Wiegand K. (2016): SpatialDemography: a spatially explicit, stage-structured, metacommunity model. Ecography 39 (11), 1129–1137. doi: 10.1111/ecog.02295

Keyel A. C., Wiegand K. (2016): Validating the use of unique trait combinations for measuring multivariate functional richness. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7 (8), 929–936. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12558

Klaus V. H., Boch S., Boeddinghaus H., Hölzel N., Kandeler E., Marhan S., Oelmann Y., Prati D., Regan K. M., Schmitt B., Sorkau E., Kleinebecker T. (2016): Temporal and small-scale spatial variation in grassland productivity, biomass quality, and nutrient limitation. Plant Ecology 217 (7), 843–856. doi: 10.1007/s11258-016-0607-8

Klaus V. H., Hölzel N., Prati D., Schmitt B., Schöning I., Schrumpf M., Solly E., Hänsel F.,  Fischer M., Kleinebecker T. (2016): Plant diversity moderates drought stress in grasslands: Implications from a large real-world study on 13C natural abundances. Science of The Total Environment 566–567, 215–222. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.008

Klaus V. H., Schäfer D., Kleinebecker T., Fischer M., Prati D., Hölzel N. (2016): Enriching plant diversity in grasslands by large-scale experimental sward disturbance and seed addition along gradients of land-use intensity. Journal of Plant Ecology, in press. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw062

Leberecht M., Tu J., Polle A. (2016): Acid and calcareous soils affect nitrogen nutrition and organic nitrogen uptake by beech seedlings (Fagus sylvatica L.) under drought, and their ectomycorrhizal community structure. Plant and Soil 409 (1), 143–157 doi: 10.1007/s11104-016-2956-4

Metz J., Annighöfer P., Schall P., Zimmermann J., Kahl T., Schulze E.-D., Ammer C. (2016): Site adapted admixed tree species reduce drought susceptibility of mature European beech. Global Change Biology 22 (2), 903–920. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13113

Nacke H., Goldmann K., Schöning I., Pfeiffer B., Kaiser K., Castillo-Villamizar G. A., Schrumpf M., Buscot F., Daniel R., Wubet T. (2016): Fine spatial scale variation of soil microbial communities under European beech and Norway spruce. Frontiers in Microbiology 7:2067. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2016.02067

Noll L., Leonhardt S., Arnstadt T., Hoppe B., Poll C., Matzner E., Hofrichter M., Kellner H. (2015): Fungal biomass and extracellular enzyme activities in coarse woody debris of 13 tree species in the early phase of decomposition. Forest Ecology and Management 378, 181-192. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.07.035

Petermann J. S., Rohland A., Sichardt N., Lade P., Guidetti B., Weisser W. W., Gossner M. M. (2016): Forest management intensity affects aquatic communities in artificial tree holes. PLoS ONE 11(5): e0155549. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155549

Pfestorf H., Koerner K., Sonnemann I., Wurst S., Jeltsch F. (2016): Coupling experimental data with individual-based modelling reveals differential effects of root herbivory on grassland plant co-existence along a resource gradient. Journal of Vegetation Science 27, 269–282. doi: 10.1111/jvs.12357

Purahong W., Arnstadt T., Kahl T., Bauhus J., Kellner H., Hofrichter M., Krüger D., Buscot F., Hoppe B. (2016): Are correlations between deadwood fungal community structure, wood physico-chemical properties and lignin-modifying enzymes stable across different geographical regions? Fungal Ecology 22, 98–105. doi: 10.1016/j.funeco.2016.01.002

Purahong W., Krüger D., Buscot F., Wubet T. (2016): Correlations between the composition of modular fungal communities and litter decomposition-associated ecosystem functions. Fungal Ecology 22, 106–114. doi: 10.1016/j.funeco.2016.04.009

Purahong W., Wubet T., Lentendu G., Schloter M., Pecyna M. J., Kapturska D., Hofrichter M., Krüger D., Buscot F. (2016): Life in leaf litter: novel insights into community dynamics of bacteria and fungi during litter decomposition. Molecular Ecology 25 (6), 4059–4074. doi: 10.1111/mec.13739

Renner S. C., Lüdtke B., Kaiser S., Kienle J., Schaefer M. H., Segelbacher G., Tschapka M., Santiago-Alarcon D. (2016): Forests of opportunities and mischief: disentangling the interactions between forests, parasites and immune responses. International Journal for Parasitology 46 (9), 571–579. doi:10.1016/j.ijpara.2016.04.008

Renner S. C., Suarez-Rubio M., Wiesner K. R., Drögemüller C., Gockel S., Kalko E. K. V., Ayasse M., Frantz A. C. (2016): Using multiple landscape genetic approaches to test the validity of genetic clusters in a species characterized by an isolation-by-distance pattern. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118  (2), 292-303. doi: 10.1111/bij.12737

Schwarz M. T., Bischoff S., Blaser S., Boch S., Grassein F., Klarner B., Schmitt B., Solly E. F., Ammer C., Michalzik B., Schall P., Scheu S., Schöning I., Schrumpf M., Schulze E. D., Siemens J., Wilcke W. (2016): Drivers of nitrogen leaching from organic layers in Central European beech forests. Plant and Soil 403 (1), 343–360. doi: 10.1007/s11104-016-2798-0

Simons N. K., Weisser W. W., Gossner M. M. (2016): Multi-taxa approach shows consistent shifts in arthropod functional traits along grassland land-use intensity gradient. Ecology 97 (3), 754–764. doi: 10.1890/15-0616.1

Soliveres S., Manning P., Prati D., Gossner M. M., Alt F., Arndt H., Baumgartner V., Binkenstein J., Birkhofer K., Blaser S., Blüthgen N., Boch S., Böhm S., Börschig C., Buscot F., Diekötter T., Heinze J., Hölzel N., Jung K., Klaus V. H., Klein A.-M., Kleinebecker T., Klemmer S., Krauss J., Lange M., Morris K. E., Müller J., Oelmann Y., Overmann J., Pašalić E., Renner S. C., Rillig M. C., Schäfer M., Schloter M., Schmitt B., Schöning I., Schrumpf M., Sikorski J., Socher S. A., Solly E., Sonnemann I., Sorkau E., Steckel J., Steffen-Dewenter I., Stempfhuber B., Tschapka M., Türke M., Venter P., Weiner C. N., Weisser W. W., Werner M., Westphal C., Wilcke W., Wolters V., Wubet T., Wurst S., Fischer M., Allan E. (2016): Locally rare species influence grassland ecosystem multifunctionality. Phylosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371(1694):20150269. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0269

Soliveres S., van der Plas F., Manning P., Prati D., Gossner M. M., Renner S. C., Alt F., Arndt H., Baumgartner V., Binkenstein J., Birkhofer K., Blaser S., Blüthgen N., Boch S., Böhm S., Börschig C., Buscot F., Diekötter T., Heinze J., Hölzel N., Jung K., Klaus V. H., Kleinebecker T., Klemmer S., Krauss J., Lange M., Morris K. E., Müller J., Oelmann Y., Overmann J., Pašalić E., Rillig M. C., Schäfer M., Schloter M., Schmitt B., Schöning I., Schrumpf M., Sikorski J., Socher S. A., Solly E., Sonnemann I., Sorkau I., Steckel J., Steffen-Dewenter I., Stempfhuber B., Tschapka M., Türke M., Venter P., Weiner C., Weisser W. W., Werner M., Westphal C., Wilcke W., Wolters V., Wubet T., Wurst S., Fischer M., Allan E. (2016): Biodiversity at multiple trophic levels is needed for ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature 536, 456–459. doi: 10.1038/nature19092

Sonnemann I., Buchholz Y., Rautenberg D., Wurst S. (2016): Land use intensity modulates the impact of root herbivores on plant interactions with above- and below-ground organisms. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 219, 26–31. doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2015.12.003

Stempfhuber B., Richter-Heitmann T., Regan K. M., Kölbl A., Wüst P. K., Marhan S., Sikorski J., Overmann J., Friedrich M., Kandeler E., Schloter M. (2016): Spatial Interaction of Archaeal Ammonia-Oxidizers and Nitrite-Oxidizing Bacteria in an Unfertilized Grassland Soil. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:01567. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2015.01567

Thieme L., Graeber D., Kaupenjohann M., Siemens J. (2016): Fast-freezing with liquid nitrogen preserves bulk dissolved organic matter concentrations, but not its composition. Biogeosciences 13, 4697-4705, doi: 10.5194/bg-13-4697-2016

Treitler J. T., Heim O., Tschapka M., Jung K. (2016): The effect of local land use and loss of forests on bats and nocturnal insects. Ecology and Evolution 6 (13), 4289–4297. doi: 10.1002/ece3.2160

Wang Z., Bossdorf O., Prati D., Fischer M., van Kleunen M. (2016): Transgenerational effects of land use on offspring performance and growth in Trifolium repens. Oecologia 180 (2), 409-420. doi: 10.1007/s00442-015-3480-6

Wüst P. K., Nacke H., Kaiser K., Marhan S., Sikorski J., Kandeler E., Daniel R., Overmann J. (2016): Estimates of the bacterial ribosome content and diversity in soils are significantly affected by different nucleic acid extraction methods. Applied Environmental Microbiology 82:9, 2595-2607. doi: 10.1128/AEM.00019-16

 

Book section

Owonibi M., Petzold E., König-Ries B. (2016): Towards a Generic Resource Booking Management System. In "Innovations in Enterprise Information Systems Management and Engineering" Felderer, M., Piazolo, F., Ortner, W., Brehm, L., Hof, H.-J. (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, S. 73-81. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-32799-0

 

PhD dissertation

Bluhm C. (2016): Oribatid mite community structure and trophic ecology along a forest land-use gradient: effect of dead wood, time and root-trenching. Dissertation, University Göttingen

Glaser K. (2016): Monitoring diversity patterns of active flagellate taxa in different grassland ecosystems as a tool in terrestrial ecology. Dissertation, University Leipzig

Hodač L. (2016): Green algae in soil: assessing their biodiversity and biogeography with molecular-phylogenetic methods based on cultures. Dissertation, University Göttingen

Holzwarth F. M. (2016): Pathways of tree diversity effects on forest dynamics – combining empirical analysis and mechanistic modelling. Dissertation, University Leipzig

Kämper W. (2016): Bumblebees in agricultural landscapes in Central Europe: colony performance, floral resource use and pathogen load. Dissertation, University Bochum

Kaiser K. (2016): Dependence of soil microbial community structure and function on land use types and management regimes. Dissertation, University Göttingen

Kloss L. (2016): The link between genetic diversity and species diversity: Patterns and processes in plants of agriculturally managed grassland. Dissertation, University Potsdam

Nölke N. (2016): Integrating Remote Sensing Techniques into Forest Monitoring: Selected Topics with a Focus on Thermal Remote Sensing. Dissertation, University Göttingen

Pecyna M. (2016): Molecular biological charaterization of heme-thiolate and DyP-type peroxidases of selected basidiomycetes. Dissertation, TU Dresden

Richter-Heitmann T. (2016): (Acido)bacterial diversity in space and time. Dissertation, University Bremen

Selzer M. (2016): Nitratreduktion, Denitrifikation und Dissimilatorische Nitritreduktion zu Ammonium in Grünland- und Waldböden : Populationen und Einflussfaktoren. Dissertation, University Bayreuth

Stempfhuber B. H. J. (2016): Drivers for the performance of nitrifying organisms and their temporal and spatial interaction in grassland and forest ecosystems. Dissertation, TU München

Vályi K. (2016): Community ecology of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in the molecular era. Dissertation, FU Berlin

Weiner C. N. (2016): Diversity and resource choice of flower-visiting insects in relation to pollen nutritional quality and land use. Dissertation, TU Darmstadt

 

Diploma/Master/Bachelor Theses

Berg J. (2016): Einfluss von Landnutzung und Standorteigen-schaften auf den oberirdischen Streueintrag. Bachelor thesis, University Jena

Binder I. (2016): Impact of soil disturbance on microorganisms in differently managed grassland soils linked to the ecosystem resilience. Master thesis, University Hohenheim

Craemer A., Steffen P. (2016): Carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide emissions under supervised treatments along a land use gradient – a mesocosm study. Technical report, University Münster

Deißler M. R. (2016): Der Einfluss von Landnutzungsintensität und Habitatbeschaffenheit auf die Körpergröße von Anoplotrupes stercorosus (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae). Bachelor thesis, University Ulm

Hoever C. J. (2016): Grasslands soil seed banks: composition, diversity and its response to disturbance. Master thesis, University Münster

Kienle J. (2016): Insect vector abundance in beech forests as an indicator for avian malaria infection risk. Master thesis, University Ulm

Kühn J. (2016): Community level lipid profiling as a new tool to assign changes in food web structure in European forest soils. Master thesis, HU Berlin

Kolodziej V. (2016): Soil moisture fluctuations and plant diversity: testing the hydrological niche trade-off hypothesis. Bachelor thesis, University Freiburg

Sermon J. (2016): Use of water-filled tree holes by terrestrial organisms in differently managed forest stands. Master thesis, FU Berlin/University Bremen

Traub K. (2016): Phosphorus budget of German grasslands - effects of management and relation to biodiversity. Master thesis, University Tübingen

Wolanska K. (2016): Mesokosmen-Experiment 2015 - Ergebnisbericht. Technical report, University Münster

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2015

Scientific Publications

Allan E., Manning P., Alt F., Binkenstein J., Blaser S., Blüthgen N., Böhm S., Grassein F.,  Hölzel N., Klaus V., Kleinebecker T., Morris K. E., Oelmann Y., Prati D., Renner S. C., Rillig M. C., Schäfer M., Schloter M., Schmitt B., Schöning I., Schrumpf M., Solly E., Sorkau E., Steckel J., Steffen-Dewenter I., Stempfhuber B., Tschapka M., Weiner C. N., Weisser W. W., Werner M., Westphal C., Wilcke W., Fischer M. (2015): Land use intensification alters ecosystem multifunctionality via loss of biodiversity and changes to functional composition. Ecology Letters 18 (8), 834–843. doi: 10.1111/ele.12469

Binkenstein J., Schaefer M. (2015): Flower colours in temperate forest and grassland habitats: a comparative study. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 9 (3), 289-299. doi: 10.1007/s11829-015-9369-9

Birkhofer K., Diekötter T., Meub C., Stötzel K., Wolters V. (2015): Optimizing arthropod predator conservation in permanent grasslands by considering diversity components beyond species richness. Agriculture, Ecosystem and Environments 211, 65–72. doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2015.05.014

Birkhofer K., Smith H. G., Weisser W. W., Wolters V., Gossner M. M. (2015): Land-use effects on the functional distinctness of arthropod communities. Ecography 38 (9), 889–900. doi: 10.1111/ecog.01141

Bischoff S., Schwarz M. T., Siemens J., Thieme L., Wilcke W., Michalzik B. (2015): Properties of dissolved and total organic matter in throughfall, stemflow and forest floor leachate of central European forests. Biogeosciences 12, 2695-2706. doi: 10.5194/bg-12-2695-2015

Bluhm C., Scheu S., Maraun M. (2015): Oribatid mite communities on the bark of dead wood vary with log type, surrounding forest and regional factors. Applied Soil Ecology 89, 102–112. doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2015.01.013

Boch S., Fischer M., Prati D. (2015): To eat or not to eat – Relationship of lichen herbivory by snails with secondary compounds and field frequency of lichens. Journal of Plant Ecology 8 (6), 642-650.  doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtv005

Boeddinghaus R. S., Nunan N., Berner D., Marhan S., Kandeler E. (2015): Do general spatial relationships for microbial biomass and soil enzyme activities exist in temperate grassland soils? Soil Biology & Biochemistry 88, 430-440. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.05.026

Breitschwerdt E., Jandt U., Bruelheide H. (2015): Do newcomers stick to the rules of the residents? Designing trait-based community assembly tests. Journal of Vegetation Science 26 (2), 219–232. doi: 10.1111/jvs.12235

Clissmann F., Fiore-Donno A. M., Hoppe B., Krüger D., Kahl T., Unterseher M., Schnittler M. (2015): First insight into dead wood protistan diversity: a molecular sampling of bright-spored Myxomycetes (Amoebozoa, slime-moulds) in decaying beech logs. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 91 (6), pii: fiv050. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiv050

Felsmann K., Baudis M., Gimbel K., Kayler Z. E., Ellerbrock R., Bruehlheide H., Bruckhoff J., Welk E., Puhlmann H., Weiler M., Gessler A., Ulrich A. (2015): Soil bacterial community structure responses to precipitation reduction and forest management in forest ecosystems across Germany. PLoS ONE 10(4): e0122539. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122539

Ferlian O., Klarner B., Langeneckert A. E., Scheu S. (2015): Trophic niche differentiation and utilisation of food resources in collembolans based on complementary analyses of fatty acids and stable isotopes. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 82, 28–35. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.12.012

Floren A., Krüger D., Müller T., Dittrich M., Rudloff R., Hoppe B., Linsenmair K. E. (2015): Diversity and interactions of wood-inhabiting fungi and beetles after deadwood enrichment. PLoS ONE 10 (11): e0143566. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0143566

Gámez-Virués S., Perović D. J., Gossner M. M., Börschig C., Blüthgen N., de Jong H., Simons N., Klein A.-M., Krauss J., Maier G., Scherber C., Steckel J., Rothenwöhrer C., Steffan-Dewenter I., Weiner C. N., Weisser W. W., Werner M., Tscharntke T., Westphal C. (2014): Landscape simplification filters species traits and drives biotic homogenization. Nature Communications 6: 8568. doi: 10.1038/ncomms9568

Glaser K., Kuppardt A., Boenigk J., Harms H., Fetzer I., Chatzinotas A. (2015): The influence of environmental factors on protistan microorganisms in grassland soils along a land-use gradient. Science of The Total Environment 537, 33–42. doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.07.158

Goldmann K., Schöning I., Buscot F., Wubet T. (2015): Forest Management Type Influences Diversity and Community Composition of Soil Fungi across Temperate Forest Ecosystems. Frontiers in Microbiology 6:1300. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2015.0130

Gossner M. M., Simons N. K., Achtziger R., Blick T., Dorow W. H. O., Dziock F., Köhler F., Weisser W. W. (2015): A summary of eight traits of Coleoptera, Hemiptera, Orthoptera and Araneae, occurring in grasslands in Germany. Scientific Data 2:150013. doi: 10.1038/sdata.2015.13

Gossner M. M., Simons N. K., Höck L., Weisser W. W. (2015): Morphometric measures of Heteroptera sampled in grasslands across three regions of Germany. Ecology 96 (4), 1154–1154. doi: 10.1890/14-2159.1

Heim O., Treitler J. T., Tschapka M., Knörnschild M., Jung K. (2015): The Importance of Landscape Elements for Bat Activity and Species Richness in Agricultural Areas. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0134443. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0134443

Heinze J., Bergmann J., Rillig M. C., Joshi J. (2015): Negativebiotic soil-effects enhance biodiversity by restricting potentially dominant plant species in grasslands. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 17 (3), 227–235. doi: 10.1016/j.ppees.2015.03.002

Heinze J., Werner T., Weber E., Rillig M. M., Joshi J. (2015): Soil biota effects on local abundances of three grass species along a land-use gradient. Oecologia 179 (1), 249-259. doi: 10.1007/s00442-015-3336-0

Holzwarth F., Rüger N., Wirth C. (2015): Taking a closer look: disentangling effects of functional diversity on ecosystem functions with a trait-based model across hierarchy and time. Royal Society Open Science 2:140541. doi: 10.1098/rsos.140541

Hoppe B., Krüger D., Kahl T., Arnstadt T., Buscot F., Bauhus J., Wubet T. (2015): A pyrosequencing insight into sprawling bacterial diversity and community dynamics in decaying deadwood logs of Fagus sylvatica and Picea abies. Nature, Scientific Reports 5: 9456. doi:10.1038/srep09456

Kahl T., Baber K., Otto P., Wirth C., Bauhus J. (2015): Drivers of CO2 Emission Rates from Dead Wood Logs of 13 Tree Species in the Initial Decomposition Phase. Forests 6 (7), 2484-2504. doi:10.3390/f6072484

Kaur P., Owonibi M., Koenig-Ries B. (2015): Towards Visualization Recommendation-A Semi-Automated Domain-Specific Learning Approach. Grundlagen von Datenbanken 30-35

Keil D., Niklaus P. A., von Riedmatten L. R., Boeddinghaus R. S., Dormann K. F., Scherer-Lorenzen M., Kandeler E., Marhan S. (2015): Effects of warming and drought on potential N2O emissions and denitrifying bacteria abundance in grasslands with different land use. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 91(7), pii: fiv066. doi: 10.1093/femsec/fiv066

Köhler G., Pasalic E., Weisser W. W., Gossner M. M. (2015): Beech forest management does not affect the infestation rate of the beech scale Cryptococcus fagisuga across three regions in Germany. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 17 (2), 197–204. doi: 10.1111/afe.12097

Kühsel S., Blüthgen N. (2015): High diversity stabilizes the thermal resilience of pollinator communities in intensively managed grasslands. Nature Communications 6:7989. doi: 10.1038/ncomms8989

Mangels J., Blüthgen N., Frank K., Grassein F., Hilpert A., Mody K. (2015): Tree Species Composition and Harvest Intensity Affect Herbivore Density and Leaf Damage on Beech, Fagus sylvatica, in Different Landscape Contexts. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0126140. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0126140

Manning P., Gossner M. M., Bossdorf O., Allan E., Zhang Y.-Y., Prati D., Blüthgen N., Boch S., Böhm S., Börschig C., Hölzel N., Jung K., Klaus V. H., Klein A. M., Kleinbecker T., Krauss J., Lange M., Müller J., Pašalić E., Socher S. A., Tschapka M., Türke M., Weiner C., Werner M., Gockel S., Hemp A., Renner S. C., Wells C., Buscot F., Kalko E. K. V., Linsenmair K.-E., Weisser W. W., Fischer M. (2015): Grassland management intensification weakens the associations among the diversities of multiple plant and animal taxa. Ecology 96 (6), 1492–1501. doi: 10.1890/14-1307.1

Marcus T., Boch S., Durka W., Fischer M., Gossner M. M., Müller J., Schöning I., Weisser W. W., Drees K., Assmann T. (2015): Living in heterogeneous woodlands – are habitat continuity or quality drivers of genetic variability in a flightless ground beetle? PLoS ONE 10(12): e0144217. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0144217

Müller J., Boch S., Blaser S., Fischer M., Prati D. (2015): Effects of forest management on bryophyte communities on deadwood. Nova Hedwigia 100 (3-4), 423-438. doi: 10.1127/nova_hedwigia/2015/0242

Müller J., Brustel H., Brin A., Bussler H., Bouget C., Obermaier E., Heidinger I. M. M., Lachat T., Förster B., Horak J., Procházka J., Köhler F., Larrieu L., Bense U., Isacsson G., Zapponi L., Gossner M. M. (2015): Increasing temperature may compensate for lower amounts of dead wood in driving richness of saproxylic beetles. Ecography 38 (5) 499–509. doi: 10.1111/ecog.00908

Müller J., Wende B., Strobl C., Eugster M., Gallenberger I., Floren A., Steffan-Dewenter I., Linsenmair K. E., Weisser W. W., Gossner M. M. (2015): Forest management and regional tree composition drive the host preference of saproxylic beetle communities. Journal of Applied Ecology 52 (3), 753–762. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12421

Müller M., Seifert S., Finkeldey R. (2015): Identification of SNPs in candidate genes potentially involved in bud burst in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.). Silvae Genetica 64 (1-2), 1-20

Nölke N., Beckschäfer P., Kleinn C. (2015): Thermal canopy photography in forestry - an alternative to optical cover photography. iForest 8, 1-5. doi: 10.3832/ifor1129-007

Parmain G., Bouget C., Müller J., Horak J., Gossner M. M., Lachat T., Isacsson G. (2015): Can rove beetles (Staphylinidae) be excluded in studies focusing on saproxylic beetles in central European beech forests? Bulletin of Entomological Research 105 (01), 101-109. doi: 10.1017/S0007485314000741

Perović D., Gámez-Virués S., Börschig C., Klein A.-M., Krauss J., Steckel J., Rothenwöhrer C., Erasmi S., Tscharntke T., Westphal K. (2015): Configurational landscape heterogeneity shapes functional community composition of grassland butterflies. Journal of Applied Ecology 52 (2), 505–513. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12394

Pollierer M. M., Ferlian O., Scheu S. (2015): Temporal dynamics and variation with forest type of phospholipid fatty acids in litter and soil of temperate forests across regions. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 91, 248-257. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.08.035

Purahong W., Kapturska D., Pecyna M. J., Jariyavidyanont K., Kaunzner J., Juncheed K., Uengwetwanit T., Rudloff R., Schulz E., Hofrichter M., Schloter M., Krüger D., Buscot F. (2015): Effects of Forest Management Practices in Temperate Beech Forests on Bacterial and Fungal Communities Involved in Leaf Litter Degradation. Microbial Ecology 69 (4), 905-913. doi: 10.1007/s00248-015-0585-8

Purahong W., Stempfhuber B., Lentendu G., Francioli D., Reitz T., Buscot F., Schloter M., Krüger D. (2015): Influence of Commonly Used Primer Systems on Automated Ribosomal Intergenic Spacer Analysis of Bacterial Communities in Environmental Samples. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0118967. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118967

Renoult J. P., Blüthgen N., Binkenstein J., Weiner C. N., Werner M., Schaefer M. (2015): The relative importance of color signaling for plant generalization in pollination networks. Oikos 124 (3), 347–354. doi: 10.1111/oik.01361

Schulze E.-D., Ammer C. (2015): Spannungsfeld Forstwirtschaft und Naturschutz. Biologie in unserer Zeit 45 (5), 304–314. doi: 10.1002/biuz.201510574

Simons N. K., Gossner M. M., Lewinsohn T. M,, Lange M., Türke M., Weisser W. W. (2015): Effects of land-use intensity on arthropod species abundance distributions in grasslands. Journal of Animal Ecology 84 (1), 143–154. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12278

Soliveres S., Maestre F. T., Ulrich W., Manning P., Boch S., Bowker M., Prati D., Delgado-Baquerizo M., Quero J. L., Schöning I., Gallardo A., Weisser W. W., Müller J., García-Gómez M., Ochoa V., Schulze E.-D., Fischer M., Allan E. (2015): Intransitive competition is widespread in plant communities and maintains their species richness. Ecology Letters 18 (8), 790–798. doi: 10.1111/ele.12456

Solly E., Schöning I., Herold N., Trumbore S., Schrumpf M. (2015): No depth-dependence of fine root litter decomposition in temperate beech forest soils. Plant and Soil 393 (1), 273-282. doi:10.1007/s11104-015-2492-7

Sonnemann I., Pfestorf H., Jeltsch F., Wurst S. (2015): Community- Weighted Mean Plant Traits Predict Small Scale Distribution of Insect Root Herbivore Abundance. PLoS ONE 10 (10): e0141148. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0141148

Stempfhuber B., Engel M., Fischer D., Neskovic-Prit G., Wubet T., Schöning I., Gubry-Rangin C., Kublik S., Schloter-Hai B., Rattei T., Welzl G., Nicol G. W., Schrumpf M., Buscot F., Prosser J. I., Schloter M. (2015): pH as a Driver for Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea in Forest Soils. Microbial Ecology 69 (4), 879-883. doi: 10.1007/s00248-014-0548-5

Vályi K., Rillig M. C., Hempel S. (2015): Land-use intensity and host plant identity interactively shape communities of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in roots of grassland plants. New Phytologist 205 (4), 1577–1586. doi: 10.1111/nph.13236

Wäschke N., Hancock C., Hilker M., Obermaier E., Meiners T. (2015): Does vegetation complexity affect host plant chemistry, and thus multitrophic interactions, in a human-altered landscape? Oecologia 179 (1), 281-292. doi: 10.1007/s00442-015-3347-x

Weiss L., Jeltsch F. (2015): The response of simulated grassland communities to the cessation of grazing. Ecological Modelling 303, 1–11. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.02.002

 

PhD dissertation

Bantle A. K. (2015): Tree species effects on the release of dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen from decomposing logs. Dissertation, University  Bayreuth

Egorov E. (2015): Community phylogenetics and invertebrate herbivory in managed grasslands. Dissertation, University Marburg

Gimbel K. F. (2015): Influence of Artificial Drought on Soil Hydrology in Temperate Forest Ecosystems. Dissertation, University Freiburg

Hallmann C. (2015): Biodiversity of terrestrial algal communities from soil and air-exposed substrates using a molecular approach. Dissertation, University Göttingen

Hoppe B. (2015): Microbial diversity and community structure in deadwood of Fagus sylvatica L. and Picea abies (L.) H. Karst. Dissertation, University Freiburg. doi: 10.6094/UNIFR/10228

Hotopp I. (2015): Nitrifikation und Denitrifikation im Boden in Abhängigkeit von Sauerstoff und mikrobieller Aktivität - Entwicklung, Analyse, Parametrisierung und Anwendung eines gekoppelten Simulationsmodells. Dissertation, University Osnabrück

Keil D. (2015): Influence of land use on abundance, function and spatial distribution of N-cycling microorganisms in grassland soils. Dissertation, University Hohenheim

Kühsel S. (2015): Pollinator trait diversity: functional implications at different land-use intensities and environmental conditions. Dissertation, TU Darmstadt

Müller J. (2015): Response of bryophyte diversity to land-use and management in forest and grassland habitats. Dissertation, University Potsdam

Ott D. (2015): Towards a unified allometric and stoichiometric perspective in ecology. Dissertation, University Göttingen

Pfestorf H. (2015): Land use intensity and insect root herbivores: from spatial pattern to plant community feedback. Dissertation, University Potsdam

Schmitt B. (2015): Plant community assembly in temperate grasslands of different land-use intensity. Dissertation, University Bern

Schröter K. (2015): Functional diversity of mycorrhiza in relation to land-use changes and ecosystem functions. Dissertation,  University Göttingen

Schwarz M. (2015): Biotic and abiotic controls of nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in Central European forests. Dissertations, University Bern

Simons N. (2015): Effects of land-use intensity on arthropod diversity and community structure in grassland. Dissertation, TU München

Wende B. (2015): Diversity of saproxylic beetles and host tree specialisation in differently managed forests across Germany. Dissertation, University Würzburg

 

Diploma/Master/Bachelor Theses

Abele M. (2015): Der Einfluss chemischer Signale auf Dungpräferenzen von Dungkäfern. Bachelor thesis, University Würzburg

Boob M. (2015): Einfluss der Landnutzungsintensität auf die mikrobielle Biomasse und Enzymaktivitäten im Rhizosphärenboden verschiedener Grünlandpflanzenarten. Master thesis, University Hohenheim

Dimmerling R. (2015): Der Einfluss der Landnutzung auf die Abundanz Aas-besuchender Scarabaeiden. State examenation, University Ulm

Dirks R. (2015): Ecosystem resilience, biodiversity and land-use intensity: Effect of a parasiticide on dung decomposition. Bachelor thesis, Leuphana University Lüneburg

Geisthardt M. (2015): Predation along a land-use gradient in German grasslands. Master thesis, TU München

Grunz S. (2015): Regeneration eines Wurzelherbivoren - Grünlandpflanzensystems: Konsequenzen der Wurzelherbivorie für die Pflanzengemeinschaft. Master thesis, FU Berlin

Jauch D. (2015): Influence of land use intensity on the biodiversity of the cadaver inhabiting silphid beetles (Coleoptera: Silphidae) and the decomposition rate in differently managed forests. Master thesis, University Ulm

Kirchberger J. (2015): Predation along a land-use gradient in German forests. Master thesis, TU München

Kubotsch C. (2015): Einfluss der Landnutzungsintensität auf die Biodiversität zersetzender Käfer (Coleoptera: Silphidae). State examination, University Ulm

Mertens D. (2015): Untersuchungen zur Bodensamenbank im Grünland: Effekte experimenteller Oberbodenstörung. Bachelor thesis, University Münster

Mösch S. (2015): Flüsse, chemische Zusammensetzung und Umsatz von Streufall in zwei mitteleuropäischen Regionen: Einfluss der Landnutzungsintensität und mit ihr verbundener Biodiversität. Master thesis, University Bern

Mutz J.-E. (2015): Effects of biological soil crusts on phosphorus pools in near-surface soil. Bachelor thesis, University Rostock

Noll L. (2015): Kohlenstoff- und Stickstoffdynamik in Totholz: Bedeutung der Flüsse mit der gelösten Phase und der pilzlichen N-Translokation aus dem Boden. Master thesis, University Bayreuth

Ostertag J. (2015): Der Einfluss der Vegetationsstruktur auf die Schalltransmission. State examination, University Freiburg

Plumbaum K. (2015): Germination success of grassland-species on soils of different land-use intensity. Bachelor thesis, University Münster

Reichling R. P. (2015): Resilience of grassland in the Biodiversity Exploratories. Bachelor thesis, University Münster

Rose T. (2015): The influence of experimental nitrogen deposition on coarse woody debris CO and CO2 efflux. Master thesis, University Freiburg

Szagun S. (2015): Body size of Nicrophorus vespilloides (Coleoptera: Silphidae) in relation to land use intensity and population density. Bachelor thesis, University Ulm

Tielbürger S. (2015): Untersuchung radialer Wachstumsmuster von Rotbuche (Fagus sylvatica) in unterschiedlichen Stammhöhen unter dem Einfluss des Standortes, der Konkurrenzbaumart und des Klimas. Master thesis, University Göttingen

Unger E. M. (2015): Phylogenetic diversity as proxy for functional diversity. Master thesis, University Göttingen

Vogt L. M. (2015): Einfluss der Landnutzung auf die Palatabilität von Dactylis glomerata L. Bachelor thesis, University Münster

Weithmann S. (2015): Abundance of dung-associated beetles on carrion in differently managed forests (Coleoptera: Scarabaeoidea). Master thesis, University Ulm

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2014

Scientific Publications

Allan E., Bossdorf O., Dormann C. F., Prati D., Gossner M. M., Tscharntke T., Blüthgen N., Bellach M., Birkhofer K., Boch S., Böhm S., Börschig C., Chatzinotas A., Christ S., Daniel R., Diekötter T., Fischer C., Friedl T., Glaser K., Hallmann C., Hodac L., Hölzel N., Jung K., Klein A. M., Klaus V. H., Kleinebecker T., Krauss J., Lange M., Morris K. E., Müller J., Nacke H., Pasalic E., Rillig M. C., Rothenwöhrer C., Schall P., Scherber C., Schulze W., Socher S. A., Steckel J., Steffan-Dewenter I., Türke M., Weiner C. N., Werner M., Westphal C., Wolters V., Wubet T., Gockel S., Gorke M., Hemp A., Renner S. C., Schöning I., Pfeiffer S., König-Ries B., Buscot F., Linsenmair K. E., Schulze E. D., Weisser W. W., Fischer M. (2014): Interannual variation in land-use intensity enhances grassland multidiversity. PNAS 111, 308–313. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1312213111

Bantle A., Borken W., Ellerbrock R. H., Schulze E. D., Weisser W. W., Matzner E. (2014): Quantity and quality of dissolved organic carbon released from coarse woody debris of different tree species in the early phase of decomposition. Forest Ecology and Management 329, 287–294. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.06.035

Bantle A., Borken W., Matzner E. (2014): Dissolved nitrogen release from coarse woody debris of different tree species in the early phase of decomposition. Forest Ecology and Management 334, 277–283. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2014.09.01

Baudis M., Ellerbrock R., Felsmann K., Gessler A., Gimbel K., Kayler Z., Puhlmann H., Ulrich A., Weiler M., Welk E., Bruelheide H. (2014): Intraspecfic differences in responses to rainshelter-induced drought and competition of Fagus sylvatica L. across Germany. Forest Ecology and Management 330, 283–293. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.07.012

Börschig C., Klein A.-M., Krauss J. (2014): Effects of grassland management, endophytic fungi and predators on aphid abundance in two distinct regions. Journal of Plant Ecology 7 (5), 490-498. doi:10.1093/jpe/rtt047

Brose U., Scheu S. (2014): Into darkness: unravelling the structure of soil food webs. Oikos 123 (10), 1153–1156. doi: 10.1111/oik.01768

Digel C., Curtsdotter A., Riede J., Klarner, Brose U. (2014): Unravelling the complex structure of forest soil food webs: higher omnivory and more trophic levels. Oikos 123 (10), 1157–1172. doi: 10.1111/oik.00865

Egorov E., Prati D., Durka W., Michalski S., Fischer M., Schmitt B., Blaser S., Brändle M. (2014): Does Land-Use Intensification Decrease Plant Phylogenetic Diversity in Local Grasslands? PLoS ONE 9 (7), e103252. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0103252

Ehnes R. B., Pollierer M. M., Erdmann G., Klarner B., Eitzinger B., Maraun M., Scheu S., Brose U. (2014): Lack of energetic equivalence in forest soil invertebrates. Ecology 95 (2), 527-537. doi: 10.1890/13-0620.1

Eitzinger B., Unger E. M., Traugott M., Scheu S. (2014): Effects of prey quality and predator body size on prey DNA detection success in a centipede predator. Molecular Ecology 23 (15), 3767–377. doi: 10.1111/mec.12654

Ferlian O., Cesarz S., Marhan S., Scheu S. (2014): Carbon food resources of earthworms of different ecological groups as indicated by 13C compound-specific stable isotope analysis. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 77, 22–30. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.06.002

Ferlian O., Scheu S. (2014): Shifts in trophic interactions with forest type in soil generalist predators as indicated by complementary analyses of fatty acids and stable isotopes. Oikos 123 (10), 1182–1191. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00848.x

Fischer M., Boch S., Allan E. (2014): Neue Ergebnisse aus den Biodiversitäts-Exploratorien. Senckenberg Natur · Forschung · Museum 144 (3/4), 98-101

Floren A., Müller T., Dittrich M., Weiss M., Linsenmair K. E. (2014): The influence of tree species, stratum and forest management on beetle assemblages responding to deadwood enrichment. Forest Ecology and Management 323, 57–64. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.03.028

Foesel B.U., Nägele V., Näther A., Wüst P., Weinert J., Bonkowski M., Alt F., Oelmann Y., Polle A., Lohaus G., Fischer M., Friedrich M.W., Overmann J. (2014): Determinants of Acidobacteria activity inferred from the relative abundances of 16S rRNA transcripts in German grassland and forest soils. Environmental Microbiology 16 (3), 658–675. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12162

Geisen S., Weinert J., Kudryavtsev A., Glotova A., Bonkowski M., Smirnov A. (2014): Two new species of the genus Stenamoeba (Discosea, Longamoebia): Cytoplasmic MTOC is present in one more amoebae lineage. European Journal of Protistology 50 (2), 153–165. doi: 10.1016/j.ejop.2014.01.007

Getzin S., Nuske R. S., Wiegand K. (2014): Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to Quantify Spatial Gap Patterns in Forests. Remote Sensing 6 (8), 6988-7004. doi:10.3390/rs6086988

Glaser K., Kuppardt A., Krohn S., Heidtmann A., Harms H., Chatzinotas A. (2014): Primer pairs for the specific environmental detection and T-RFLP analysis of the ubiquitousflagellate taxa Chrysophyceae and Kinetoplastea. Journal of Microbiological Methods 100, 8–16. doi: 10.1016/j.mimet.2014.02.006

Gossner M. M., Fonseca C. R., Pasalic E., Türke M., Lange M., Weisser W. W. (2014): Limitations to the use of arthropods as temperate forests indicators. Biodiversity and Conservation 23 (4), 945-962. doi: 10.1007/s10531-014-0644-3

Gossner M. M., Pasalic E., Lange M., Lange P., Boch S., Hessenmöller D., Müller J., Socher S. A., Fischer M., Schulze E.-D., Weisser W. W. (2014):  Differential Responses of Herbivores and Herbivory to Management in Temperate European Beech. PLoS ONE 9(8), e104876. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.010487

Gossner M. M., Schall P., Ammer C., Ammer U., Engel K., Schubert H., Simon U., Utschick H., Weisser W. W. (2014): Forest management intensity measures as alternative to stand properties for quantifying effects on biodiversity. Ecosphere 5 (9), 113. doi:10.1890/es14-00177.1

Gossner M. M., Weisser W. W., Gershenzon J., Unsicker S. B. (2014): Insect attraction to herbivore-induced beech volatiles under different forest management regimes. Oecologia 176 (2), 569-80. doi: 10.1007/s00442-014-3025-4

Gossner M. M., Weisser W. W., Meyer S. T. (2014): Invertebrate herbivory decreases along a gradient of increasing land-use intensity in German grasslands. Basic and Applied Ecology 15, 347–352. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2014.03.003

Günther B., Rall B. C., Ferlian O., Scheu S., Eitzinger B. (2014): Variations in prey consumption of centipede predators in forest soils as indicated by molecular gut content analysis. Oikos 123 (10), 1192–1198. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00868.x

Herold N., Schöning I., Berner D., Haslwimmer H., Kandeler E., Michalzik B., Schrumpf M. (2014): Vertical gradients of potential enzyme activities in soil profiles of European beech, Norway spruce and Scots pine dominated forest sites. Pedobiologia 57 (3), 181–189. doi: 10.1016/j.pedobi.2014.03.003

Herold N., Schöning I., Gutknecht J., Alt F., Boch S., Müller J., Oelmann Y., Socher S. A., Wilke W., Wubet T., Schrumpf M. (2014): Soil property and management effects on grassland microbial communities across a latitudinal gradient in Germany. Applied Soil Ecology 73, 41-50. doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2013.07.009

Herold N., Schöning I., Michalzik B., Trumbore S. E., Schrumpf M. (2014): Controls on soil carbon storage and turnover in German landscapes. Biogeochemistry 119 (1-3), 435-451. doi:10.1007/s10533-014-9978-x

Hoppe B., Kahl T., Karasch P., Wubet T., Bauhus J., Buscot F., Krüger D. (2014): Network Analysis Reveals Ecological Links between N-Fixing Bacteria and Wood-Decaying Fungi. PLoS ONE 9(2): e88141. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088141

Kahl T., Bauhus J. (2014): An index of forest management intensity based on assessment of harvested tree volume, tree species composition and dead wood origin. Nature Conservation 7, 15-27. doi: 10.3897/natureconservation.7.7281

Kellner H., Luis P., Pecyna M. J., Barbi F., Kapturska D., Krüger D., Zak D. R., Marmeisse R., Vandenbol M., Hofrichter M. (2014): Widespread Occurrence of Expressed Fungal Secretory Peroxidases in Forest Soils. PLoS ONE 9(4): e95557. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0095557

Klarner B., Ehnes R. B., Erdmann G., Eitzinger B., Pollierer M. M., Maraun M., Scheu S. (2014): Trophic shift of soil animal species with forest type as indicated by stable isotope analysis. Oikos 123 (10), 1173–1181. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00939.x

Kleinebecker T., Hölzel N., Prati D., Schmitt B., Fischer M., Klaus V. H. (2014): Evidence from the real world: 15N natural abundances reveal enhanced nitrogen use at high plant diversity in Central European grasslands. Journal of Ecology 102 (2), 456–465. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12202

Körner K., Pfestorf H., May F., Jeltsch F. (2014): Modelling the effect of belowground herbivory on grassland diversity. Ecological Modelling 273, 79–85. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2013.10.025

Kubiczek K., Renner S. C., Böhm S. M., Kalko E. K. V., Wells K. (2014): Movement and ranging patterns of the Common Chaffinch in heterogeneous forest landscapes. PeerJ 2:e368. doi: 10.7717/peerj.368

Lange M., Türke M., Pasalic E., Boch S., Hessenmöller D., Müller J., Prati D., Socher S. A., Fischer M., Weisser W. W., Gossner M. M. (2014): Effects of forest management on ground-dwelling beetles (Coleoptera; Carabidae, Staphylinidae) in Central Europe are mainly mediated by changes in forest structure. Forest Ecology and Management 329, 166–176. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.06.012

Mehler K., Schöning I., Berli M. (2014): The importance of rock fragment density for the calculation of soil bulk density and soil organic carbon stock. Soil Science Society of America Journal 78 (4), 1186-1191. doi: 10.2136/sssaj2013.11.0480

Meyer A., Focks A., Radl V., Welzl  G., Schöning I., Schloter M. (2014): Influence of land use intensity on the diversity of ammonia oxidizing bacteria and archaea in soils from grassland ecosystems. Microbial Ecology 67 (1), 161-166. doi: 10.1007/s00248-013-0310-4

Morris K. E., Caruso T., Buscot F., Fischer M., Hancock C., Maier T. S., Meiners T., Müller C., Obermaier E., Prati D., Socher S., Sonnemann I., Wäschke N., Wubet T., Wurst S., Rillig M. C. (2014): Choosing and using diversity indices: insights for ecological applications from the German Biodiversity Exploratories. Ecology and Evolution 4 (18), 3514–3524. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1155

Müller J., Heinze J., Joshi J., Boch S., Klaus V. H., Fischer M., Prati D. (2014): Influence of experimental soil disturbances on the diversity of plants in agricultural grasslands. Journal of Plant Ecology 7 (6), 509-517. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtt062

Nacke H., Fischer C., Thürmer A., Meinicke P., Daniel R. (2014): Land Use Type Significantly Affects Microbial Gene Transcription in Soil. Microbial Ecology 67 (4), 919-930. doi: 10.1007/s00248-014-0377-6

Ott D., Digel C., Rall B. C. , Maraun M., Scheu S., Brose U. (2014): Unifying elemental stoichiometry and metabolic theory in predicting species abundances. Ecology Letters 17 (10), 1247–1256. doi: 10.1111/ele.12330

Ott D., Digel K., Klarner B., Maraun M., Pollierer M., Rall B. C., Scheu S., Seelig G., Brose U. (2014): Litter elemental stoichiometry and biomass densities of forest soil invertebrates. Oikos 123 (10), 1212–1223. doi: 10.1111/oik.01670

Purahong W., Hoppe B., Kahl T., Schloter M., Schulze E.-D., Bauhus J., Buscot F., Krüger D. (2014): Changes within a single land-use category alter microbial diversity and community structure: molecular evidence from wood-inhabiting fungi in forest ecosystems. Journal of Environmental Management 139, 109–119. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.02.031

Purahong W., Kahl T., Schloter M., Bauhus J., Buscot F., Krüger D. (2014): Comparing fungal richness and community composition in coarse woody debris in Central European beech forests under three types of management. Mycological Progress 13 (3), 959-964. doi: 10.1007/s11557-013-954-y

Purahong W., Kapturska D., Pecyna M. J., Schulz E., Schloter M., Buscot F., Hofrichter M., Krüger D. (2014): Influence of Different Forest System Management Practices on Leaf Litter Decomposition Rates, Nutrient Dynamics and the Activity of Ligninolytic Enzymes: A Case Study from Central European Forests. PLoS ONE 9(4): e93700. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093700

Purahong W., Schloter M., Pecyna M. J., Kapturska D., Däumlich V., Mital S., Buscot F., Hofrichter M., Gutknecht J. L. M., Krüger D. (2014): Uncoupling of microbial community structure and function in decomposing litter across beech forest ecosystems in Central Europe. Scientific Reports 4:7014. doi: 10.1038/srep07014

Rajendra K.C., Seifert S., Prinz K., Gailing O., Finkeldey R. (2014): Subtle human impacts on neutral genetic diversity and spatial patterns of genetic variation in European beech (Fagus sylvatica). Forest Ecology and Management 319, 138–149. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.02.003

Regan K. M., Nunan N., Boeddinghaus R. S., Baumgarten V., Berner D., Boch S., Oelmann Y., Overmann J., Prati D., Schloter M., Schmitt B., Sorkau E., Steffens M., Kandeler E., Marhan S. (2014): Seasonal controls on grassland microbial biogeography: Are they governed by plants, abiotic properties or both? Soil Biology and Biochemistry 71, 21–30. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.12.024

Renner S. C., Gossner M. M., Fischer M., Kahl T., Kalko E. K. V., Weisser W. W., Allan E. (2014): Temporal changes in randomness of bird communities. PLoS ONE 9(11): e112347. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112347

Schwarz M. T., Bischoff S., Blaser S., Boch S., Schmitt B. Thieme L., Fischer M., Michalzik B., Schulze E.-D., Siemens J., Wilcke W. (2014): More efficient aboveground nitrogen use in more diverse Central European forest canopies. Forest Ecology and Management 313, 274–282. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.11.021

Simons N. K., Gossner M. M., Lewinsohn T. M., Boch S., Lange M., Müller J., Pasalic E., Socher S. A., Türke M., Fischer M., Weisser W. W. (2014): Resource-Mediated Indirect Effects of Grassland Management on Arthropod Diversity. PLoS ONE 9 (9): e107033. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0107033

Solly E., Schöning I., Boch S., Kandeler E., Marhan S., Michalzik B., Müller J., Zscheischler J., Trumbore S. E., Schrumpf M. (2014): Factors controlling decomposition rates of fine root litter in temperate forests and grasslands. Plant and Soil 382 (1-2), 203-218. doi: 10.1007/s11104-014-2151-4

Sonnemann I., Grunz S., Wurst S. (2014): Horizontal migration of click beetle (Agriotes spp.) larvae depends on food availability. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 150 (2), 174–178. doi: 10.1111/eea.12150

Steckel J., Westphal C., Peters M. K., Bellach M., Rothenwöhrer C., Erasmi S., Scherber C., Tscharntke T., Steffan-Dewenter I. (2014): Landscape composition and configuration differently affect trap-nesting bees, wasps and their antagonists. Biological Conservation 172, 56–64. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2014.02.01

Stempfhuber B., Welzl G., Wubet T., Schöning I., Marhan S., Buscot F., Kandeler E., Schloter M. (2014): Drivers for ammonia-oxidation along a land-use gradient in grassland soils. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 69, 179–186. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.11.007

Wäschke N., Hardge K., Hancock C., Hilker M., Obermaier E., Meiners T. (2014): Habitats as Complex Odour Environments: How Does Plant Diversity Affect Herbivore and Parasitoid Orientation? PLoS ONE 9 (1): e85152. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085152

Weiner C. N., Werner M., Linsenmair K. E., Blüthgen N. (2014): Land-use impacts on plant–pollinator networks: interaction strength and specialization predict pollinator declines. Ecology 95 (2), 466–474. doi: 10.1890/13-0436.1

Weiss L., Pfestorf H., May F., Körner K., Boch S., Fischer M., Müller J., Prati D., Socher S. A., Jeltsch F. (2014): Grazing response patterns indicate isolation of semi-natural European grasslands. Oikos 123 (5), 599–612. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00957.x

Welk A., Welk E., Bruelheide H. (2014): Biotic Interactions Overrule Plant Responses to Climate, Depending on the Species' Biogeography. PLoS ONE 9(10): e111023. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0111023

 

Book section

Owonibi M., Koenig-Ries B. (2014): A Quality Management Workflow Proposal for a Biodiversity Data Repository. In "Advances in Conceptual Modeling" Indulska M., Purao S. (Eds.). Springer International Publishing, pp 157-167. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-12256-4_17

 

PhD dissertation

Binkenstein J. (2014): The ecology of flower colors in temperate plant communities. Dissertation, University Freiburg

Blaser S. (2014): Effects of land use on the diversity of fungi in central European forests and grasslands. Dissertation, University Bern

Digel C. (2014): Allometric structure and topology of food webs: Energetic constraints conserve food-web structure across ecosystems and space. Dissertation, University Göttingen

Ehnes R. (2014): Allometry – Relations to Energy and Abundance. Dissertation, TU Darmstadt

Ferlian O. (2014): Soil animal food webs in temperate forests: effects of forest management on trophic structure as indicated by molecular gut content, stable isotope and fatty acid analyses. Dissertation, University Göttingen

Geisen S. (2014): Soil Protists - Diversity, Distribution and Ecological Functioning.Dissertation, Universität zu Köln

Grüneberg E. (2014): Variability of soil organic carbon stocks in managed forests on the national and regional scale. Dissertation, University Freiburg

Purahong W. (2014): Molecular microbial diversity of deadwood and leaf litter in forests of different forest management intensity. Dissertation, TU München

Solly E. (2014): The role of fine root litter for organic matter storage in soils. University Jena, Dissertation

 

Diploma/Master/Bachelor Theses

Buchwald K. (2014): Landnutzungseffekte auf die Artendiversität und -zusammensetzung von Heuschrecken. Bachelor thesis, TU Darmstadt

Forster M. (2014): Effects of structural complexity within managed forest stands managed forest stands on the occurrence and activity of insectivorous bats. Master thesis, University Ulm

Geyer M. (2014): Dungpräferenzen bei heimischen Mistkäferarten. Bachelor thesis, University Würzburg

Jost A. (2014): Einfluss von Landnutzung auf die Diversität, Komposition und Spezialisierung von Pflanzen und ihren Blütenbesuchern im Grünland. Thesis, TU Darmstadt

Rautenberg D. (2014): Einfluss von Wurzelherbivoren auf die AMF-Kolonisation von Plantago lanceolataunter verschiedenen Landnutzungsintensitäten. Bachelor thesis, FU Berlin

Rüdy M. (2014): Stickstoffbilanz von mitteleuropäischem Grünland unterschiedlicher Nutzungsintensität. Master thesis, University Bern

Smiatek M. (2014): Grazing and its ecological effects: A new index for grazing intensity in grasslands. Bachelor thesis, University Münster

Villamizar G. A. C. (2014): Microbial diversity associated to beech -spruce species and characterization of novel bacterial phosphatases from the German exploratories soil metagenomes. Master thesis, University Goettingen

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2013

Scientific Publications

Alt F., Oelmann Y., Schöning I., Wilcke W. (2013): Phosphate release kinetics in calcareous grassland and forest soils in response to H+ addition. Soil Science Society of America Journal 77 (6), 2060-2070. doi:10.2136/sssaj2013.02.0072

Binkenstein J., Renoult J. P., Schaefer M. (2013): Increasing land-use intensity decreases floral colour diversity of plant communities in temperate grasslands. Oecologia 173 (2), 461-471. doi: 10.1007/s00442-013-2627-6

Blaser S., Prati D., Senn-Irlet B., Fischer M. (2013): Effects of forest management on the diversity of deadwood-inhabiting fungi in Central European forests. Forest Ecology and Management 304, 42–48. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.04.043

Boch S., Müller J., Prati D., Blaser S., Fischer M. (2013): Up in the Tree – The Overlooked Richness of Bryophytes and Lichens in Tree Crowns. PLoS ONE 8(12): e84913. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084913

Boch S., Prati D., Hessenmöller D., Schulze E.-D., Fischer M. (2013): Richness of Lichen Species, Especially of Threatened Ones, Is Promoted by Management Methods Furthering Stand Continuity. PLoS ONE 8 (1): e55461. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055461

Boch S., Prati D., Müller J., Socher S., Baumbach H., Buscot F., Gockel S., Hemp A., Hessenmöller D., Kalko E. K. V., Linsenmair K. E., Pfeiffer S., Pommer U., Schöning I., Schulze E-D., Seilwinder C., Weisser W. W., Wells K., Fischer M. (2013): High plant species richness indicates management-related disturbances rather than the conservation status of forests. Basic and Applied Ecology 14 (6), 496–505. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2013.06.001

Börschig C., Klein A. M., von Wehrden H., Krauss J.(2013): Traits of butterfly communities change from specialist to generalist characteristics with increasing land-use intensity. Basic and Applied Ecology 14 (7), 547–554. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2013.09.002

Chrobock T., Weiner C. N., Werner M., Blüthgen N., Fischer M., van Kleunen M.(2013): Effects of native pollinator specialization, self-compatibility and flowering duration of European plant species on their invasiveness elsewhere. Journal of Ecology 101 (4), 916–923. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12107

Domonell A., Brabender M., Nitsche F., Bonkowski M., Arndt A. (2013): Community Structure of Cultivable Protists in Different Grassland and Forest Soils of Thuringia. Pedobiologia 56 (1), 1–7. doi: 10.1016/j.pedobi.2012.07.001

Eitzinger B., Micic A., Körner M., Traugott M., Scheu S. (2013): Unveiling soil food web links: New PCR assays for detection of prey DNA in the gut of soil arthropod predators. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 57 (943–945). doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2012.09.001

Gossner M. M., Floren A., Weisser W. W., Linsenmair K. E. (2013): Effect of dead wood enrichment in the canopy and on the forest floor on beetle guild composition. Forest Ecology and Management 302, (404–413). doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.03.039

Gossner M. M. (2013): Die Bedeutung von großskaligen Biodiversitätsstudien an Arthropoden am Beispiel der Biodiversitätsexploratorien. Entomologie heute 25, 31-46

Gossner M. M., Getzin S., Lange M., Pasalic E., Türke M., Wiegand K., Weisser W. W. (2013): The importance of heterogeneity revisited from a multiscale and multitaxa approach. Biological Conservation 166, 212–220. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.06.033

Gossner M. M., Lachat T., Brunet J., Isacsson G., Bouget C., Brustel H.,    Brandl R., Weisser W. W., Müller J. (2013): Current Near-to-Nature Forest Management Effects on Functional Trait Composition of Saproxylic Beetles in Beech Forests. Conservation Biology 27 (3), 605–614. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12023

Grüneberg E., Schöning I. , Hessenmöller D., Schulze E.-D., Weisser W. W. (2013): Organic layer and clay content control organic carbon stocks in density fractions of differently managed German beech forests. Forest Ecology and Management 303, 1-10. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2013.03.014

Hancock C., Wäschke N., Schumacher U., Linsenmair K. E., Meiners T., Obermaier E. (2013): Fertilizer application decreases insect abundance on Plantago lanceolata: a large-scale experiment in three geographic regions. Arthropod Plant Interactions 7 (2), 147-158. doi: 10.1007/s11829-012-9237-9

Herbst C., Wäschke N., Barto K., Arnold S., Geuß D., Halboth I., Reschke S., Sänger J., Meiners T., Obermaier E. (2013): Land use intensification in grasslands: higher trophic levels are more negatively affected than lower trophic levels.Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 147 (3), 269–281. doi: 10.1111/eea.12072

Hofmann M., Bütof A., Welk E., Bruelheide H. (2013): Relationship between fundamental and realized niches in terms of frost and drought resistance. Preslia 85 (1), 1–17

Holzwarth, F., Kahl A., Bauhus J., Wirth C. (2013): Many ways to die – partitioning tree mortality dynamics in a near-natural mixed deciduous forest. Journal of Ecology 101 (1), 220–230. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12015

Homburg K., Drees C., Gossner M. M., Rakosy L., Vrezec A., Assman T.(2013): Multiple Glacial Refugia of the Low-Dispersal Ground Beetle Carabus irregularis : Molecular Data Support Predictions of Species Distribution Models. PLoS ONE 8(4): e61185. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0061185

Jeltsch F., Blaum N., Brose U., Chipperfield J. D., Clough Y., Farwig N., Geissler K., Graham C. H., Grimm V., Hickler T., Huth A., May F.,  Meyer K. M., Pagel J., Reineking B.,  Rillig M. C., Shea K., Schurr F. M., Schröder B., Tielbörger K., Weiss L., Wiegand K., Wiegand T., Wirth C., Zurell D. (2013): How can we bring together empiricists and modellers in functional biodiversity research? Basic and Applied Ecology 14 (2), 93–101. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2013.01.001

Kalinkat G., Brose U., Rall B. C. (2013): Habitat structure alters top-down control in litter communities. Oecologia 172 (3), 877-887. doi: 10.1007/s00442-012-2530-6

Klarner B., Maraun M., Scheu S. (2013): Trophic diversity and niche partitioning in a species rich predator guild – Natural variations in stable isotope ratios (13C/12C, 15N/14N) of mesostigmatid mites (Acari, Mesostigmata) from Central European beech forests. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 57, 327–333. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2012.08.013

Klaus V. H., Hölzel N., Boch S., Müller J., Socher S. A., Prati D., Fischer M., Kleinebecker T. (2013): Direct and indirect associations between plant species richness and productivity in grasslands: regional differences preclude simple generalization of productivity-biodiversity relationships. Preslia 85, 97–112

Klaus V. H., Hölzel N., Prati D., Schmitt B., Schöning I., Schrumpf M., Fischer M., Kleinebecker T. (2013): Organic vs. Conventional Grassland Management: Do 15N and 13C Isotopic Signatures of Hay and Soil Samples Differ? PLoS ONE 8 (10): e78134. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078134

Klaus V. H., Kleinebecker T., Prati D., Gossner M. M., Alt F., Boch S., Gockel S., Hemp A., Lange M., Müller J., Oelmann Y., Pasalic E., Renner S. C., Socher S., Türke M., Weisser W. W., Fischer M., Hölzel N. (2013): Does organic grassland farming benefit plant and arthropod diversityat the expense of yield and soil fertility? Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 177, 1– 9. doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2013.05.019

Kuka K., Illerhaus B., Fritsch G., Joschko M., Rogasik H., Paschen H., Schulz H., Seyfarth M. (2013): A new method for the extraction of undisturbed soil samples for X-ray computed tomography. Journal of Nondestructive Testing & Ultrasonics 8, 1 - 8

Kuka K., Illerhaus B., Fox C. A., Joschko M. (2013): X-ray Computed Microtomography for the Study of the Soil–Root Relationship in Grassland Soils. Vadose Zone Journal 12 (4). doi: 10.2136/vzj2013.01.0014

Lang C., Finkeldey R., Polle A. (2013): Spatial patterns of ectomycorrhizal assemblages in a monospecific forest in relation to host tree genotype. Frontiers in Plant Science 4:103. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2013.00103

Lauterbach R., Wells K., O’Hara R. B., Kalko E. K. V., Renner S. C. (2013): Variable strength of forest stand attributes and weather impacts on the density of Ixodes ricinus ticks over years in managed forests. PLoS ONE 8(1): e55365. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0055365

Lüdtke B., Moser I., Schaefer M., Fischer M., Kalko E. K. V., Santiago-Alarcon D., Suarez-Rubio M., Tschapka M., Renner S. C. (2013): Associations of Forest Type, Parasitism and Body Condition of Two European Passerines, Fringilla coelebs and Sylvia atricapilla. PLoS ONE 8 (12): e81395. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081395

Marcus T., Assmann T., Durka W., Drees C. (2013): A suite of multiplexed microsatellite loci for the ground beetle Abax parallelepipedus (Piller and Mitterpacher, 1783) (Coleoptera, Carabidae). Conservation Genetics Resources 5, 1151-1156. doi: 10.1007/s12686-013-9985-6

Metz J., Seidel D., Scheffer D., Schulze E.-D., Ammer C. (2013): Crown modeling by terrestrial laser scanning as an approach to assess the effect of aboveground intra- and interspecific competition on tree growth. Forest Ecology and Management 310, 275–288. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.08.014

Meyer A., Focks A., Radl V., Keil D., Welzl G., Schöning I., Boch S., Marhan S., Kandeler E., Schloter M. (2013): Different land use intensities in grassland ecosystems drive ecology of microbial communities involved in nitrogen turnover in soil. PLoS ONE 8(9): e73536. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073536

Morris (Barto) K. E., Buscot F., Herbst C., Meiners T., Obermaier E., Wäschke N., Wubet T., Rillig M. C. (2013): Land use and host neighbor identity effects on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community composition in focal plant rhizosphere. Biodiversity and Conservation 22 (10), 2193-2205. doi: 10.1007/s10531-013-0527-z

Müller, J., Brunet J. , Brin A., Bouget C., Brustel H., Bussler H., Förster B., Gunnar I., Köhler F., Thibault L., Gossner M. M. (2013): Implications from large-scale spatial diversity patterns of saproxylic beetles for the conservation of European Beech forests. Insect Conservation and Diversity 6 (2), 162–169. doi: 10.1111/j.1752-4598.2012.00200

Pfestorf H., Weiß L., Boch S., Socher S. A., Müller J., Prati D., Schöning I., Weisser W. W., Fischer M., Jeltsch F. (2013): Community mean traits as additional indicators to monitor effects of land-use intensity on grassland plant diversity. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 15 (1), 1–11. doi: 10.1016/j.ppees.2012.10.003

Rasche F., Marhan S., Berner D., Keil D., Kandeler E., Cadisch G. (2013): midDRIFTS-based partial least square regression analysis allows predicting microbial biomass, enzyme activities and 16S rRNA gene abundance in soils of temperate grasslands. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 57, 504–512. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2012.09.030

Rothenwöhrer C., Scherber C., Tscharntke T. (2013): Grassland management for stem-boring insects: Abandoning small patches is better than reducing overall intensity. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 167, 38–42. doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2013.01.005

Schall P., Ammer C. (2013): How to quantify forest management intensity in Central European forests. European Journal of Forest Research 132 (2), 379-396. doi: 10.1007/s10342-013-0681-6

Schöning I., Grüneberg E., Sierra C.A., Hessenmöller D., Schrumpf M., Weisser W. W., Schulze E.-D.(2013): Causes of variation in mineral soil C content and turnover in differently managed beech dominated forests. Plant and Soil 370 (1-2), 625-639. doi: 10.1007/s11104-013-1654-8

Socher S. A., Prati D., Boch S., Müller J., Baumbach H., Gockel S., Hemp A., Schöning I., Wells K., Buscot F., Kalko E. K. V., Linsenmair K. E., Schulze E.-D., Weisser W. W., Fischer M. (2013): Interacting effects of fertilization, mowing and grazing on plant species diversity of 1500 grasslands in Germany differ between regions- Basic and Applied Ecology 14 (2), 126–136. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2012.12.003

Solly E., Schöning I., Boch S., Müller J., Socher S. A., Trumbore S. E., Schrumpf M. (2013): Mean age of carbon in fine roots from temperate forests and grasslands with different management. Biogeosciences 10, 4833-4843. doi: 10.5194/bg-10-4833-2013

Sonnemann I., Hempel S., Beutel M., Hanauer N., Reidinger S., Wurst S. (2013): The root herbivore history of the soil affects the productivity of a grassland plant community and determines plant response to new root herbivore attack. PLoS ONE 8(2): e56524. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056524

Stacheter A., Noll M., Lee C.K., Selzer M., Glowik B., Ebertsch L., Mertel R., Schulze D., Lampert N., Drake H. L., Kolb S. (2013): Methanol Oxidation by Temperate Soils and Environmental Determinants of Associated Methylotrophs. The ISME Journal 7, 1051-1064. doi:10.1038/ismej.2012.167

Türke M., Weisser W. W. (2013): Species, Diaspore Volume and Body Mass Matter in Gastropod Seed Feeding Behavior. PLOS ONE 8(7), e68788. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0068788

Völler E., Bossdorf O., Auge H., Prati D. (2013): Land use causes genetic differentiation of life-history traits in Bromus hordeaceus. Global Change Biology 19 (3), 892–899. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12087

Wäldchen J., Schulze E.-D., Schöning I., Schrumpf M., Sierra C. (2013): The influence of changes in forest management over the past 200 years on present soil organic carbon stocks. Forest Ecology and Management 289 (1), 243-254. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2012.10.014

 

PhD dissertation

Alt F. (2013): The Phosphorus Cycle in Grassland and Forest Ecosystems of different Biodiversity and Management. Dissertation, University Tübingen

Domonell A. (2013): High resolution analysis of local and global protistan soil community structures using morphological and modern molecular techniques. Dissertation, University Cologne

Eitzinger B. (2013): Molecular analysis of centipede predation. Dissertation, University Göttingen

Herold H. (2013): Land management and soil property effects on soil microbial communities and carbon storage in temperate forest and grassland systems. Dissertation, University Jena

Homburg K. (2013): Effects of climate on diversity patterns in ground beetles: case studies in macroecology, phylogeography and global change biology. Dissertation, Leuphana University Lüneburg

Klarner B. (2013): Changes in trophic structure of decomposer communities with land use in Central European temperate forests. Dissertation, University Göttingen

Stacheter A. (2013): Methanoloxidation in oxischen Böden und Umweltparameter assoziierter methylotropher Mikroorganismen-Gemeinschaften. Dissertation, University Bayreuth

Steckel J. (2013): Effects of landscape heterogeneity and land use on interacting groups of solitary bees, wasps and their flying and ground-dwelling antagonists. Dissertation, University Würzburg

Wäschke N. (2013): Multitrophic interactions along a land use gradient: Effects of plant diversity and vegetation odour diversity. Dissertation, FU Berlin

 

Diploma/Master/Bachelor Theses

Buchholz Y. (2013): The impact of different land use intensities on the growth of Plantago lanceolata in the presence and absence of root herbivores. Bachelor thesis, FU Berlin

Felber V. (2013): Nitrification-denitrification-dynamics under different land-use intensities in grassland soils. Bachelor thesis, TU München

Feldmann S. (2013): Effects of land-use intensity on leaf traits of Taraxacum sect. ruderalia. Bachelor thesis, University Münster

Frieß N. (2013): Effects of biogeography, specialization and resource availability on the distribution-abundance relationship of phytophagous insects in managed grasslands. Bachelor thesis, University Marburg

Haller S. (2013): Qualitative und quantitative Analyse der Totholzvorräte des Biodiversitäts-Exploratorium Schorfheide. Master thesis, University Freiburg

Lüling J. (2013): Kleinräumige Variabilität und saisonale Dynamik der chemischen Biomassezusammensetzung eines Graslandes in der Schwäbischen Alb. Thesis, University Münster

Moser I. (2013): Birds and parasites. Avian blood parasites, hematology and body condition associated to three different types of forests in a common songbird, the blackcap. Thesis, University Tübingen

Müller L. (2013): Horizontale Migration von Drahtwürmern (Agriotes spp.) entlang eines Wurzeldichtegradienten ohne intraspezifische Konkurrenz. Bachelor thesis, FU Berlin

Neils J. (2013): Experimente zu Umweltfiltern und Nischenkomplementarität in Grünlandgemeinschaften der Schwäbischen Alb. Thesis, University Halle-Wittenberg

Nitsche M. (2013): Influence of different management regimes on the dead wood content in the Biodiversity Exploratory Hainich Dünn in Thuringia. Master thesis, University of Göttingen

Schäfer F. (2013): Characterizing microbial activity in coniferous and deciduous forest soils. Bachelor thesis, University Jena

Sohlström E. H. (2013): Effect of land use and animal diversity on the decomposition of two common leaf species. Bachelor thesis, University Göttingen

Steckel M. (2013): Ektomykorrhiza-Gesellschaften im Buchenwald: Beeinflussung durch abgestorbene Wurzeln. Bachelor thesis, University Gottingen

Stolze K. (2013): Fine root productivity and C dynamics in temperate grasslands and forests with different land uses. Bachelor thesis, University Jena

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2012

Scientific Publications

Birkhofer K., I. Schöning, F. Alt, N. Herold, B. Klarner, M. Maraun, S. Marhan, Y. Oelmann, T. Wubet, A. Yurkov, D. Begerow, D. Berner, F. Buscot, R. Daniel, T. Diekötter, R. B. Ehnes, G. Erdmann, C. Fischer,  B. Foesel, , J. Groh, J. Gutknecht, E. Kandeler, S. Kolb, C. Lang, G. Lohaus, M. M. Pollierer, A. Meyer, H. Nacke, A. Näther, J. Overmann, A. Polle, S. Scheu, M. Schloter, E.-D. Schulze, W. Schulze, J. Weinert, W. W. Weisser, V. Wolters, M. Schrumpf (2012): General Relationships between Abiotic Soil Properties and Soil Biota across Spatial Scales and Different Land-Use Types. PLoS ONE 7(8): e43292. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0043292

Blüthgen N., Dormann C.F., Prati D., Klaus V.H., Kleinebecker T., Hölzel N., Alt F., Boch S., Gockel S., Hemp A., Müller J., Nieschulze J., Renner S.C., Schöning I., Schumacher U., Socher S.A., Wells K., Birkhofer K., Buscot F., Oelmann Y., Rothenwöhrer C., Scherber C., Tscharntke T., Weiner C.N., Fischer M., Kalko E.K.V., Linsenmair K.E., Schulze E.-D., Weisser W.W. (2012): A quantitative index of land-use intensity in grasslands: integrating mowing, grazing and fertilization. Basic and Applied Ecology 13 (3), 207–220. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2012.04.001

Brabender M., Kiss A. K., Domonell A., Nitsche F., Arndt H. (2012): Phylogenetic and Morphological Diversity of Novel Soil Cercomonad Species with a Description of Two New Genera (Nucleocercomonas and Metabolomonas). Protist 163, 495–528. doi: 10.1016/j.protis.2012.02.002

Bütof A., von Riedmatten L.R., Dormann C.F., Scherer-Lorenzen M., Welk E., Bruelheide H. (2012): The responses of grassland plants to simulated climate change depend on land use and region. Global Change Biology 18 (1), 127–137. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02539.x

Dolezil J., Renner S. C. (2012): Pflanzen und Tiere unter der Lupe. Biodiversivitätsforschung auf der Schwäbischen Alb. AGROjournal 4, 31-32

Erdmann G., Scheu S., Maraun M. (2012): Regional factors rather than forest type drive the community structure of soil living oribatid mites (Acari, Oribatida).  Experimental and Applied Acarology 57 (2), 157-169. doi: 10.1007/s10493-012-9546-9

Ferlian O., Scheu S., Pollierer M. M. (2012): Trophic interactions in centipedes (Chilopoda, Myriapoda) as indicated by fatty acid patterns: Variations with life stage, forest age and season. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 52, 33–42. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2012.04.018

Getzin S.,  Wiegand  K., Schöning I. (2012): Assessing biodiversity in forests using very highresolution images and unmanned aerial vehicles. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3 (2), 397–404. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2011.00158.x

Jung  K., Kaiser S., Böhm S., Nieschulze J., Kalko E. K. V. (2012): Moving in three dimensions: effects of structural complexity on occurrence and activity of insectivorous bats in managed forest stands. Journal of Applied Ecology 49 (2), 523–531. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2012.02116.x

Kämpfer P., Wellner S., Lohse K., Martin K., Lodders N. (2012) : Duganella phyllosphaerae sp. nov., isolated from the leaf surface of Trifolium repens and proposal to reclassify Duganella violaceinigra into a novel genus as Pseudoduganella violceinigra gen. nov., comb. nov. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 35 (1), 19-23. doi:10.1016/j.syapm.2011.10.003.

Klaus V. H., Kleinebecker T., Boch S., Müller J., Socher S., Prati D., Fischer M., Hölzel N. (2012): NIRS meets Ellenberg's indicator values: Prediction of moisture and nitrogen values of agricultural grassland vegetation by means of near-infrared spectral characteristics. Ecological Indicators 14 (1), 82-86.
doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.07.016

Krüger D., Kapturska D., Fischer C., Daniel R.,Wubet T. (2012):Diversity Measures in Environmental Sequences Are Highly Dependent on Alignment Quality—Data from ITS and New LSU Primers Targeting Basidiomycetes. PLoS ONE 7(2): e32139. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032139

Kuka K., Illerhaus B., Fritsch G., Joschko M., Rogasik H., Paschen M., Schulz H., Seyfarth M. (2012): Maschinelle Entnahme ungestörter Bodenprobensäulen für die Röntgen-Computertomographie. ZfP-Zeitung 129

Lachat T., Wermelinger B., Gossner M.M., Bussler H., Isacsson G., Müller J. (2012): Saproxylic beetles as indicator species for dead-wood amount and temperature in European beech forests. Ecological Indicators 23, 323–331. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.04.013

Lotz T., Nieschulze J., Bendix J., Dobbermann M., König-Ries B. (2012): Diverse or uniform?—Intercomparison of two major German project databases for interdisciplinary collaborative functional biodiversity research. Ecological Informatics 8, 10–19. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoinf.2011.11.004

Maraun M., Norton R. A., Ehnes R. B., Scheu S., Erdmann G. (2012): Positive correlation between density and parthenogenetic reproduction in oribatid mites (Acari) supports the structured resource theory of sexual reproduction. Evolutionary Ecology Research 14, 311-323

Müller J., Klaus V. H., Kleinebecker T., Prati D., Hölzel N., Fischer M. (2012): Impact of Land-Use Intensity and Productivity on Bryophyte Diversity in Agricultural Grasslands. PLoS ONE 7(12): e51520. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051520

Nacke H., Engelhaupt M., Brady S., Fischer C., Tautzt J., Daniel R. (2012): Identification and characterization of novel cellulolytic and hemicellulolytic genes and enzymes derived from German grassland soil metagenomes.  Biotechnology Letters  34, 663–675. doi: 10.1007/s10529-011-0830-2

Näther A., Fösel B., Naegele V., Wüst P., Weinert J., Bonkowski M., Alt F., Oelmann Y., Polle A., Lohaus G., Fischer M., Schöning I., Nieschulze J., Pfeiffer S., Prati D., Renner S., Wells K., Kalko E.K.V., Linsenmair K.E., Schulze E.-D., Weisser W.W., Overmann J., Friedrich M. (2012): Environmental factors affect acidobacterial communities below the subgroup level in grassland and forest soils. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78, 7398-7406. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01325-12

Ott D., Rall B. C., Brose U. (2012): Climate change effects on macrofaunal litter decomposition. Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 367 (1605), 3025-3032. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0240

Purahong W., Krüger D. (2012): A better understanding of functional roles of fungi in the decomposition process: using precursor rRNA containing ITS regions as a marker for the active fungal community. Annals of Forest Science 69 (6), 659-662. doi: 10.1007/s13595-012-0210-7

Renner S. C., Baur S., Possler A., Winkler J., Kalko E. K. V.+, Paul J. J. Bates P. J. J., Mello M. A. R. (2012): Food Preferences of Winter Bird Communities in Different Forest Types. PLoS ONE 7(12): e53121. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053121

Socher S. A., Prati D., Boch S., Müller J., Klaus V. H., Hölzel N., Fischer M. (2012): Direct and productivity-mediated indirect effects of fertilization, mowing and grazing on grassland species richness. Journal of Ecology 100 (6), 1391–1399. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2012.02020.x

Sonnemann I., Baumhaker H., Wurst S. (2012): Species specific responses of common grassland plants to a generalist root herbivore (Agriotes spp. larvae). Basic and Applied Ecology 13, 579–586. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2012.09.010

Türke M., Andreas K., Gossner M. M., Kowalski E., Lange M., Boch S., Socher S., Müller J., Prati D., Fischer M., Meyhöfer R., Weisser W. W. (2012): Are gastropods, rather than ants, important dispersers of seeds of myrmecochorous forest herbs? American Naturalist 179 (1), 124-131

Völler E., Auge H., Prati D., Fischer M., Hemp A., Bossdorf O. (2012): Geographical and land-use effects on seed-mass variation in common grassland plants. Basic and Applied Ecology 13 (5), 395–404. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2012.06.006

Wäldchen J., Schöning I., Mund M.,Schrumpf M., Bock S., Herold N., Totsche K.U. Schulze E. D.(2012): Estimation of clay content from easily measurable water content of air-dried soil. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 175 (3), 367–376. doi: 10.1002/jpln.201100066

Wellner S.A., Lodders N., Kämpfer P. (2012): Methylobacterium cerastii sp. nov., a novel species isolated from the leaf surface of Cerastium holosteoides. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 62, 917–924, doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.030767-0

Wells K., O’Hara R.B., Böhm S.M., Gockel S., Hemp A., Renner S.C., Pfeiffer S., Böhning-Gaese K., Kalko E.K.V. (2012): Trait-dependent occupancy dynamics of birds in temperate forest landscapes: fine-scale observations in a hierarchical multi-species framework. Animal Conservation 15 (6), 626–637. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-1795.2012.00560.x

Wubet T., Christ S., Schöning I., Boch S., Gawlich M.,  Schnabel B., Fischer M., Buscot F. (2012): Differences in Soil Fungal Communities between European Beech ( Fagus sylvatica L.) Dominated Forests Are Related to Soil and Understory Vegetation. PLoS ONE 7(10): e47500. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047500

Yurkov A.M., Kemler M., Begerow D.(2012): Assessment of yeast diversity in soils under different management regimes. Fungal Ecology 5 (1), 24-35, doi:10.1016/j.funeco.2011.07.004

Yurkov A., Wehde T., Kahl T., Begerow D. (2012): Aboveground deadwood deposition supports development of soil yeasts. Diversity 4 (4), 453-474. doi: 10.3390/d4040453

 

PhD dissertation

Börschig C. (2012): Effects of land-use intensity in grasslands on diversity, life-history traits and multitrophic interactions. Dissertation, University Göttingen

Erdmann G. (2012): Community structure, trophic ecology and reproductive mode of oribatid mites (Oribatida, Acari) in forest ecosystems. Dissertation, University Göttingen

Gerstenlauer J. L. K. (2012): Life-history strategies of perennial grassland plants: bet-hedging in time and metapopulation viability in fragmented landscapes. Dissertation, University Jena

Hancock C. (2012): Influence of land use on Plantago lanceolata L. and its higher trophic levels at different spatial scales and in three geographic regions. Dissertation, University Würzburg

Kalinkat G. (2012): Towards an understanding of complexity: How body sizes, preferences and habitat structure constrain predator-prey interactions. Dissertation, TU Darmstadt

Klaus V. H. (2012): Relationships between productivity, land-use intensity and plant species richness in agricultural grasslands. Dissertation, University Münster

Maraun M. (2012): Compartmentalization and energy channels within the soil animal food web investigated by stable isotope and fatty acid analyses. Dissertation, University Göttingen 

Rothenwöhrer C. (2012): Plant- herbivore- predator communities and grassland management intensity — Implications for biodiversity conservation practices on local and landscape scales.  Dissertation, University Göttingen

Völler E. (2012): The evolutionary impact of land use: quantitative genetic differentiation in common grassland plants. Dissertation, University Bern

 

Diploma/Master/Bachelor Theses

Bülter S. (2012): Räumliche Variabilität der chemischen Zusammensetzung oberirdischer Grünlandbiomasse entlang eines Landnutzungsgradienten. Bachelor thesis, University Münster.

Grischkat F. (2012): Neutral or Niche: Beta-diversity of forest soil ecosystems. Thesis, TU Darmsadt

Grunz S. (2012): Horizontale Migration von Elateridenlarven in einem Wurzeldichtegradienten unter Interaktion mit Konkurrenz. Bachelor thesis, FU Berlin

Günther B. (2012): Prey spectrum of forest soil predators across a land-use gradient using molecular gut content analysis. Master thesis, University Göttingen

Harwardt J. (2012): Einfluss von Rückegassen auf die Vegetation und Samenbank von Buchen- und Kiefernwäldern des Biodiversitätsexploratoriums Schorfheide-Chorin. Master thesis, University Potsdam

Hughes D. (2012): The effects of management and soil disturbance on ectomycorhizzal communities in beech woodlands in Hainich National Park, Germany. Bachelor thesis, Bangor University.

Kaiser K. (2012): Functional and phylogenetic analyses of soil microbial communities derived from the German Biodiversity Exploratory Hainich. Master thesis,  University Göttingen.

Kostric M. (2012): Etablierung und Anwendung einer T-RFLP-basierten Diversitätsanalyse des nifH-Gens diazotropher Mikroorganismen. Master thesis, TU München

Lüdtke B. (2012): Linking forest types, parasitism and health of Chaffinches (Fringilla coelebs ) on the Schwäbische Alb. Thesis, University Ulm.

Mühlhäuser P. (2012): Totholzvorräte in Abhängigkeit von Bewirtschaftungsform und Bewirtschaftungsintensität im Biodiversitäts-Exploratorium Schwäbische Alb. Bachelor thesis, University Freiburg

Neskovic-Prit G. (2012): Einfluss des pH-Wertes auf die Abundanz und Diversität Ammoniumoxidierender Archaeen in Waldböden. Master thesis, TU München

Schulz F. (2012): Einfluss der Kronenraumstruktur auf die räumliche Verteilung von kronenraumbürtigen Flüssen gelöster und partikulärer organischer Substanz in Waldökosystemen. Master thesis, University Jena

Treitler J. (2012): Divergent response of bats and insects to land use and soil types in agricultural grassland systems. Thesis, University Ulm

Wahl A. S. (2012): Effects of plant species richness on plant-available nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations in soils under grasslands of the Schwäbische Alb differing in land-use intensity. Thesis, University Tübingen.

Weber S. (2012): Die Bedeutung der sukzessiven Entwicklung von Totholz für xylobionte Arthropoden in verschiedenartig bewirtschafteten Wäldern. Thesis, University Würzburg.

Wittig S. (2012): Interannuelle Variabilität der Aufwuchsqualität von Wirtschaftsgrünland entlang eines Landnutzungsgradienten. Bachelor thesis, University Münster.

Wittlake I. (2012): Fettsäuremuster zur Bestimmung der Nahrungsbiologie von Hornmilben (Oribatida) in Buchen- und Fichtenwäldern. Bachelor thesis, University Göttingen

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2011

Scientific Publications

Alt F., Oelmann Y., Herold N. (2011): Phosphorus partitioning in grassland and forest soils of Germany as related to land-use type, management intensity, and land use–related pH. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 174 (2), 195–209

Berner D., Marhan S., Keil D., Schützenmeister A., Piepho H.-P., Poll C., Kandeler E. (2011): Land-Use Intensity Modifies Spatial Distribution and Function of Soil Microorganisms in Grasslands. Pedobiologia 54 (5-6), 341-351 doi:10.1016/j.pedobi.2011.08.001

Birkhofer K., Diekötter T., Boch S., Fischer M., Müller, J., Socher S., Wolters V. (2011): Soil fauna feeding activity in temperate grassland soils increases with legume and grass species richness. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43, 2200-2207, doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.07.008 

Blüthgen, N., Klein, A.M. (2011): Functional complementarity and specialisation: The role of biodiversity in plant–pollinator interactions. Basic and Applied Ecology 12 (4), 282-291

Boch S., Prati D., Werth S., Rüetschi J., Fischer M. (2011): Lichen Endozoochory by Snails. PLoS ONE 6(4): e18770. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0018770

Böhm S.M., Wells K., Kalko E.K.V. (2011): Top-Down Control of Herbivory by Birds and Bats in the Canopy of Temperate Broad-Leaved Oaks (Quercus robur). PLoS ONE 6(4): e17857. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017857

Bültmann H., Scholz P., Teuber D., Feuerer T. , Fischer P., Boch S., Bradtka J.H.,  Cezanne R. , Dolnik C., Drehwald U., Eichler M., Ewald J. , Heinken T., Hobohm C., Jansen F., Kriebitzsch W.-U. , Loos G.U. , Otte V. , Paul A., Printzen C., Schmidt M., Sparrius L., Waesch G.: Waldartenliste der Flechten Deutschlands in : Schmidt M., Kriebitzsch W-U., Ewald J. (Hrsg.) (2011): Waldartenlisten der Farn- und Blütenpflanzen, Moose und Flechten Deutschlands. - BfN-Skripten 299

Caruso T., Barto K.E. , Siddiky R.K.Md., Smigelski J.,  Rillig M.C. (2011): Are power laws that estimate fractal dimension a good descriptor of soil structure and its link to soil biological properties? Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43 (2), 359-366

Chipperfield J.D, Dytham C. , Hovestadt  T. (2011): An Updated Algorithm for the Generation of Neutral Landscapes by Spectral Synthesis. PLoS ONE 6(2): e17040. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017040

Chipperfield J.D., Holland E.P., Dytham C., Thomas C.D. , Hovestadt T. (2011): On the approximation of continuous dispersal kernels in discrete-space models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2(6) 668–681. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2011.00117.x

Christ S., Wubet T., Theuerl S.,  Herold N., Buscot F. (2011): Fungal communities in bulk soil and stone compartments of different forest and soil types as revealed by a barcoding ITS rDNA and a functional laccase encoding gene marker. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43, 1292-1299

Ehnes R.B., Rall B.C., Brose U. (2011):  Phylogenetic grouping, curvature and metabolic scaling in terrestrial invertebrates.Ecology Letters 14, 993–1000, doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01660.x

Haubert D., Pollierer M.M., Scheu S. (2011): Fatty acid patterns as biomarker for trophic interactions: Changes after dietary switch and starvation.Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43, 490-494. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2010.10.008

Heidemann K., Scheu S., Ruess L., Maraun M. (2011): Molecular detection of nematode predation and scavenging in oribatid mites: Laboratory and field experiments. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 43 (11), 2229–2236. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2011.07.015

Heinze E., Boch S., Fischer F., Hessenmöller D., Bernd Klenk B.,Jörg Müller J., Daniel Prati D., Schulze E.-D., Seele C., Socher S., Halle S. (2011): Habitat use of large ungulates in northeastern Germany in relation to forest management. Forest Ecology and Management 261 (2), 288-296

Hessenmöller D., Nieschulze J., Seele C., von Lüpke N., Schulze E.-D. (2011) : Identification of forest management types from ground-based and remotely sensed variables and the effects of forest management on forest structure and composition. Forstarchiv 82, 171-183. doi: 10.4432/0300-4112-82-171

Jandt U., von Wehrden H., Bruelheide H. (2011): Exploring large vegetation databases to detect temporal trends in species occurrences. Journal of Vegetation Science 22 (6), 957–972. doi: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01318.x

Kämpfer P., Wellner S., Lohse K., Lodders N., Martin K. (2011): Williamsia phyllosphaerae sp. nov, isolated from the surface of Trifolium repens. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 61, 2758 – 2762. doi:10.1099/ijs.0.029322-0

Keil D., Meyer A., Berner D., Poll C., Schützenmeister A., Piepho H-P., Vlasenko A., Philippot L., Schloter M., Kandeler E., Marhan S. (2011): Influence of land-use intensity on the spatial distribution of N-cycling microorganisms in grassland soils. FEMS Mikrobiology Ecology 77 (1), 95-106.

Klaus V. H., Kleinebecker T., Hölzel N., Blüthgen N., Boch S., Müller J., Socher S.A., Prati D., Fischer M. (2011): Nutrient concentrations and fibre contents of plant community biomass reflect species richness patterns along a broad range of land-use intensities among agricultural grasslands. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 13 (4) 287–295. doi: 10.1016/j.ppees.2011.07.001

Klein A.-M. (2011): Plant–pollinator interactions in changing environments. Basic and Applied Ecology 12 (4), 279–281. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2011.04.006

Kleinebecker T., Klaus V., Hölzel N. (2011): Reducing sample quantity and maintaining high-prediction quality of grassland biomass properties with near infrared reflectance spectroscopy. Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy 19(6),  495–505. doi: 10.1255/jnirs.957

Kloss L., Fischer M., Durka W. (2011): Land-use effects on genetic structure of a common grassland herb: A matter of scale. Basic and Applied Ecology 12 (5), 440-448. doi:10.1016/j.baae.2011.06.001

Kowalski E., Gossner M.M., Türke M., Lange M., Veddeler D., Hessenmöller D., Schulze E.-D., Weisser W.W. (2011): The use of forest inventory data for placing flight interception traps in the forest canopy. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 140 (1) 35–44

Lange M., Gossner M. M., Weisser W. W. (2011): Effect of pitfall trap type and diameter on vertebrate by-catches and ground beetle (Coleoptera: Carabidae) and spider (Araneae) sampling. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2(2), 185-190

Lange M., Weisser W.W., Gossner M. M., Kowalski E., Türke M., Joner F., Fonseca C. R. (2011): The impact of forest management on litter-dwelling invertebrates: a subtropical - temperate contrast. Biodiversity and Conservation 20, 2133–2147. doi: 10.1007/s10531-011-0078-0

Liers C., Arnstadt T., Ullrich R., Hofrichter M.(2011):Patterns of lignin degradation and oxidative enzyme secretion by different wood- and litter-colonizing basidiomycetes and ascomycetes grown on beech-wood. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 78 (1), 91–102

Luyssaert S., Hessenmöller D., Von Lüpke N., Kaiser S., Schulze E. D. (2011): Quantifying land use and disturbance intensity in forestry, based on the self‐thinning relationship. Ecological Applications 21(8), 3272-3284. doi: 10.1890/10-2395.1

Maraun M., Erdmann G., Fischer B.M., Pollierer M.M., Norton R.A., Schneider K., Scheu S.(2011): Stable isotopes revisited: Their use and limits for oribatid mite trophic ecology. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43, 877-882

Nacke H, Thürmer A, Wollherr A, Will C, Hodac L, et al. (2011): Pyrosequencing-Based Assessment of Bacterial Community Structure Along Different Management Types in German Forest and Grassland Soils. PLoS ONE 6(2): e17000. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017000

Nacke H., Will C., Herzog S., Nowka B., Engelhaupt M., Daniel R. (2011): Identification of novel lipolytic genes and gene families by screening of metagenomic libraries derived from soil samples of the German Biodiversity Exploratories. FEMS Microbiology 78 (1), 188–201. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2011.01088.x

Preussing M., Drehwald U., Koperski M., Thiel H.,  Waesch G., Baumann M., Berg C., Dierschke H., Dolnik C., Dürhammer O.,  Ewald J. , Fischer A., Grünberg H. , Heinken T., Jansen F., Kison H.-U., Klawitter J., Kriebitzsch W.-U., Loos G.H. , Manthey M., Müller J., Paul A., Reimann M., Schmidt M., Schmidt W., Stetzka K.M., Teuber D., Teuber U., Wagner I., Wagner A., Weckesser M., Winter S., Wolf T., Wulf M. : Waldartenliste der Moose Deutschlands in : Schmidt M., Kriebitzsch W-U., Ewald J. (Hrsg.) (2011): Waldartenlisten der Farn- und Blütenpflanzen, Moose und Flechten Deutschlands. - BfN-Skripten 299

Schmidt M., Culmsee H., Boch S.,  Heinken T., Müller J., Schmiedel I.: Anwendungsmöglichkeiten von Waldartenlisten für Gefäßpflanzen, Moose und Flechten in : Schmidt M., Kriebitzsch W-U., Ewald J. (Hrsg.) (2011): Waldartenlisten der Farn- und Blütenpflanzen, Moose und Flechten Deutschlands. - BfN-Skripten 299

Sutter R., Müller C. (2011): Mining for treatment-specific and general changes in target compounds and metabolite fingerprints in response to herbivory and phytohormones in Plantago lanceolata. New Phytologist 191 (4), 1069–1082. DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03768.x

Wäldchen J., Schulze E. D., Mund M., Winkler B. (2011): Der Einfluss politischer, rechtlicher und wirtschaftlicher Rahmenbedingungen des 19. Jahrhunderts auf die Bewirtschaftung der Wälder im Hainich-Dün-Gebiet (Nordthüringen). Forstarchiv 82, 35-47

Weiner C. N., Werner. M., Linsenmair K.E., Blüthgen N. (2011): Land use intensity in grasslands: Changes in biodiversity, species composition and specialisation in flower visitor networks. Basic and Applied Ecology 12 (4), 292-299 

Wellner S., Lodders N., Kämpfer P. (2011): Diversity and biogeography of selected phyllosphere bacteria with special emphasis on Methylobacterium spp. Systematic and Applied Microbiology 34(8), 621–630. doi:10.1016/j.syapm.2011.08.005.

Wells K., Böhm S.M., Boch S., Fischer M. , E.K.V. Kalko (2011): Local- and landscape-scale forest attributes differ in their impact on bird assemblages across years in forest production landscapes. Basic and Applied Ecology 12 (2), 97-106

Yurkov A.M., Kemler M., Begerow D. (2011): Species accumulation curves and incidence-based species richness estimators to appraise the diversity of cultivable yeasts from beech forest soils. PLoS ONE 6(8): e23671, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0023671

Yurkov A.M., Schäfer A.M., Begerow D. (2011): Leucosporidium drummii sp. nov. a new member of Microbotryomycetes isolated from soil. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology, doi:10.1099/ijs.0.027102-0

 

PhD dissertation

Boch S. (2011): Drivers of vascular plant and lichen diversity in Central European forests. Dissertation, University Bern

Christ S. (2011): Soil fungal communities along biogeographical gradients in the German Biodiversity Exploratories: classical and high-throughput molecular techniques. Dissertation, University Leipzig

Lange M. (2011): The effect of land use and biodiversity on ground-dwelling arthropods. Dissertation, University Jena

Rajendra K.C. (2011): Spatial dynamics of intraspecific genetic variation in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.). Dissertation, University  Göttingen

Nacke N. (2011): Identification and Characterization of Microbial Key Functions in Soils of the German Biodiversity Exploratories Representing Different Land Use and Management Types. Dissertation, University Göttingen

Näther A. (2011): Phylogenetische und funktionelle Diversität von Acidobacteria in Wald- und Grünlandböden unterschiedlicher Landnutzung. Dissertation, University Bremen

Seele C. (2011): The influence of deer browsing on natural forest regeneration. Dissertation, University Jena

Socher S. A. (2011): Effects of land use on the diversity of grassland plants. Dissertation, University of Bern

Türke M. (2011): Complicating a Complex Ecosystem Function: the Controversial Role of Gastropods in a Myrmecochorous Seed Dispersal Mutualism. Dissertation, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

Wellner S. A. (2011): Diversity and biogeography of selected phyllosphere bacteria with special emphasis on Methylobacterium spp. Dissertation, University Giessen

Will C. (2011): Assessment of the functional diversity of soil microbial communities in the German Biodiversity Exploratories by metagenomics. Dissertation, University Göttingen

 

Diploma/Master/Bachelor Theses

Arnold S. (2011): Einfluss der Landnutzung und der umgebenden Landschaftsstruktur auf das tritrophische System des Spitzwegerichs (Plantago lanceolata). Thesis, University Würzburg

Baudis M. (2011): Wachstum und Überleben von Arten unterschiedlichen Arealtyps im Biodiversitäts-Exploratorium Schorfheide-Chorin. Thesis, University Halle

Baur S. (2011): Nahrungspräferenz der Blaumeise (Cyanistes caeruleus) vor Beginn der Brutzeit auf der Schwäbischen Alb. Bachelor thesis, University Ulm. 

Böckelmann J. (2011): Artenpaare verschiedener Verbreitung in Interaktion mit Konkurrenz, Herbivorie, Landnutzung und Klimawandel im Biodiversitätsexploratorium Schwäbische Alb. Thesis, University Halle-Wittenberg.

Brandenburger A. (2011): Effects of land use on plant diversity and productivity and the population age of Cirsium oleraceum. Thesis, University Potsdam

Ferlian O. (2011): Analysing trophic interactions in centipedes (Chilopoda, Myriapoda) using fatty acid patterns: effects of life stage,forest type and season. Thesis, University Göttingen.

Heinsohn J.-P. (2011): Wie beeinflussen AMF-Gemeinschaften, die an wurzelfressende Elateridenlarven (Agriotes spp.) adaptiert sind, eine Grünland Pflanzengesellschaft? Bachelor thesis, FU Berlin

Keller S. (2011): Local adaptation of Plantago lanceolata to different land use regimes. Master thesis, University Bern

Kubiczek K. (2011): Home range size and movement patterns of male Chaffinches (Fringilla coelebs)  in different forest types. Thesis, University Ulm

Knoll A. (2011): Einflüsse unterscheidlicher Bewirtschaftung auf Kohlenstoff- und Stickstofffraktionen in Grünlandböden des Biodiversitäts-Exploratoriums Hainich-Dün. State examination, University Jena

Lade P. (2011): Effekte der Habitatisolation und „Metacommunity-Prozesse“ auf die Artenzahl und Abundanz von Organismen in Phytotelmen. Bachelor thesis, University Jena

Nielsen L. (2011): Einfluss von Blüten- und Hintergrundfarben auf die Besucherhäufigkeit und die Zusammensetzung des Besucherspektrums von Blüten. Thesis, University Freiburg

Possler A. (2011): Nahrungspräferenz von Waldvögeln im Winter in Abhängigkeit von Waldtyp und Futterangebot auf der Schwäbischen Alb. Thesis, University Ulm.

Rügauf A. (2011): Diversität von Kleinsäugern in Buchenwäldern mit unterschiedlicher Bewirtschaftung. Thesis, University Jena

Schossleitner T. (2011): Der Beffall des Rot-Schwingels (Festuca rubra) durch den Endophyten Epichloë  festucae und dessen Frequenz in Abhängigkeit der Landnutzung. Thesis, HU Berlin.

Seelig G. (2011): The effects of leaf-litter stoichometry on the invertebrate macrofauna  of forest soils. Master Thesis, TU Darmsadt

Sichardt N. (2011): Effekte unterschiedlicher Waldnutzungsformen des Hainich-Dün auf Phytotelmenvielfalt und assoziierte Insektengemeinschaften. Bachelor thesis, University Jena.

Smirnowa O. (2011): Influence of landscape elements on diversity and activity of insectivorous bats in grassland systems of the  Schorfheide-Chorin. Thesis, University Ulm.

Spindler K. (2011): Consumer density dependent functional response models in leaf litter systems. Thesis, TU Darmsadt

Weiß M. (2011): Die Bedeutung von Totholz für xylobionte Arthropoden in unterschiedlich bewirtschafteten Wäldern. Thesis, University Würzburg

Winkler J. (2011): Die Nahrungspräferenz der Kohlmeise (Parus major) vor Beginn der Brutzeit auf der Schwäbischen Alb. Bachelor thesis, University Ulm

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2010

Scientific Publications

Barto K., Alt F., Oelmann Y., Wilcke W., Rillig M. C. (2010): Contributions of biotic and abiotic factors to soil aggregation across a land use gradient. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42 (12), 2316-2324

Barto E. K., Rillig M.C. (2010): Does herbivory really suppress mycorrhiza? A meta-analysis. Journal of Ecology 98, 745–753

Blüthgen N. (2010): Why network analysis is often disconnected from community ecology: A critique and an ecologist's guide. Basic and Applied Ecology 11 (3), 185-195

Fischer M. et al. (2010): Implementing large-scale and long-term functional biodiversity research: The Biodiversity Exploratories Basic and Applied Ecology 11 (6), 473-485

Grüneberg E., Schöning I., Kalko E.K.V., Weisser W. W. (2010): Regional organic carbon stock variability: A comparison between depth increments and soil horizons. Geoderma 155 (3-4), 426-433

Heimann D., Nieschulze J., König-Ries B. (2010): A flexible statistics web processing service - Added value for information systems for experiment data. Journal of Integrative Bioinformatics 7(1), 140. doi: 10.2390/biecoll-jib-2010-140

Lang C., Dolynska A., Finkeldey R., Polle A. (2010): Are beech (Fagus sylvatica) roots territorial? Forest Ecology and Management 260 (7), 1212-1217

Pollierer, M. M., Scheu, S., Haubert, D. (2010):Taking it to the next level: Trophic transfer of marker fatty acids from basal resource to predators. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 42, 919-925

Randlkofer B., Obermaier E, Hilker M., Meiners T. (2010): Vegetation complexity—The influence of plant species diversity and plant structures on plant chemical complexity and arthropods. Basic and Applied Ecology 11, 383-395

Türke M., Heinze E., Andreas K., Svendsen S. M., Gossner M. M., Weisser W. W. (2010): Seed consumption and dispersal of ant-dispersed plants by slugs. Oecologia 163 (3), 681-693 1-693

Weiner C. N., Hilpert A., Werner M., Linsenmair K.E., Blüthgen N. (2010): Pollen amino acids and flower specialisation in solitary bees. Apidologie 41 (4), 476 – 487

Schulze E.-D., Hessenmöller D., Seele C., Waeldchen J., von Luepke N. (2010): Die Buche: Eine Kultur- und Wirtschaftgeschichte. Biologie in unserer Zeit 40 (3), 171-183.

Will C., Nacke H., Daniel R. (2010): Charakterisierung und Nutzung der bakteriellen Diversität in Bodenmetagenomen. GenomXpress, No. 1/10, 9-12

Will C., Thürmer A., Wollherr A., Nacke H., Herold N., Schrumpf M., Gutknecht J., Wubet T., Buscot F., Daniel R. (2010): Horizon specific bacterial community composition of German grassland soils, as revealed by pyrosequencing-based analysis of 16S rRNA genes. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76 (20), 6751-6759. doi: 10.1128/AEM.01063-10

Book section

Fischer M., Kalko E. K. V., Linsenmair K. E., Pfeiffer S., Prati D., Schulze E. D., Weisser W. W. (2010): Exploratories for large-scale and long-term functional biodiversity research. In: Long-term ecological research – between Theory and Application. Müller F., Baessler C, Schubert H., Klotz S, eds.),Part 7, 429-443, Springer, Dordrecht

Pfeiffer S., Gockel S., Hemp A., Wells K., Prati D., Nieschulze J., Kalko E. K. V., Buscot F., Linsenmair K. E., Schulze E.-D., Weisser W. W., Fischer M: "Exploratories for Functional Biodiversity Research" in “Atlas of Biodiversity Risk” Settele J., Penev L., Georgiev T., Grabaum R., Grobelnik V., Hammen V., Klotz S., Kotarac M., Kühn I.  (eds., 2010). Pensoft, Sofia, Moscow, 26-29.

 

PhD dissertation

Heinze E. (2010): Distribution and habitat use of selected small and large mammal species in relation to different land use. Dissertation, University Jena

Wäldchen J. (2010): The Influence of Historic Forest Management on Soil Organic Carbon Stocks in the Hainich-Dün Region, Central Germany. Dissertation, University Jena

 

Diploma/Master/Bachelor Theses

Andreas K. (2010): Samenverbreiter und Samenprädatoren myrmekochorer Pflanzen im Wald in Abhängigkeit des Landnutzungsgrades. Thesis, University Jena

Aumer D. (2010): Auswirkungen von Region, Pflanzendiversität und Massentracht auf den Reproduktionserfolg der roten Mauerbiene Osmia Bicornis.  Bachelor thesis, University Bayreuth

Baldeweg H. (2010): Untersuchung lokaler Variationen von Kohlenstoffvorräten zur Beurteilung des potentiellen Einflusses von ausgelegtem Totholz. Thesis, University Jena

Baumhaker H. (2010): Effekte unterschiedlicher Wurzelherbivore auf Mykorrhizierung und Wachstum verschiedener Pflanzen. Bachelor thesis, FU Berlin

Braukmann A. (2010): Einfluss von Düngung auf verschiedene Vegetationsparameter und auf die Verbreitung der Gallmückenarten Jaapiella schmidti (Rübsamen, 1902) und Lestodiplosis sp. und den Parasitoiden Aprostocetus sp. auf Plantago lanceolata.  Bachelor thesis, University Wuerzburg

Beutel M. (2010): Einfluss von Elateriden Larven auf die Mykorrhizierung von Plantago lanceolata in einer Grasland-Pflanzengemeinschaft. Bachelor thesis, FU Berlin

Detsch F. (2010): Untersuchung des Zusammenhangs zwischen Messungen der Globalstrahlung und aus Satellitendaten abgeleiteten Wolkeneigenschaften. Bachelor thesis, University Bayreuth

Faßhauer F. (2010): Veränderung in der Diversität von Algenbiofilmen auf Baumrinden: molekulare Analysen. Thesis, University Göttingen

Geisen S. (2010): Soil amoebae (Acanthamoeba castellanii) alter plant competition between Plantago lanceolata and Rumex acetosellain presence of mycophagous Collimonasbacteria. Master thesis, University Cologne.

Groh J. (2010): Diversität und Aktivität der Myriapoden, Isopoden und Lumbriciden auf Grünlandflächen der DFG-Biodiversitätexploratorien. Thesis, University Giessen

Hanauer N. (2010): Einfluss von Elateriden Larven auf die extraradikale AMF-Abundanz in einer Grasland-Pflanzengemeinschaft. Bachelor thesis, FU Berlin

Heinze J. (2010): Impacts of disturbance, productivity and soil microorganisms on plant-diversity. Thesis, University Potsdam

Hetz S. (2010): Saisonale Dynamiken von Genmarkern methylotropher Bakterien in belüfteten Böden. Bachelor thesis, University Bayreuth

Husmann H. (2010): Diversity and function of amoebae (Protozoa) from woodland soils of Biodiversity Exploratories. Thesis, University Cologne

Johnke J. (2010): Wie beeinflusst Landnutzung die Diversität von Protisten im Boden? Master thesis, University Leipzig

Ortmann A. (2010): Vergleich der Landschaftsstruktur der drei Biodiversitätsexploratorien Schorfheide-Chorin, Hainich und Schwäbische Alb. Bachelor thesis, University Göttingen

Radermacher N. (2010): Einfluss der Grünland-Bewirtschaftung und der geographischen Lage auf die Spinnengemeinschaften in den DFG- Biodiversitätsexploratorien. Thesis, University Giessen

Roth D. (2010): Diversität und Struktur arborikoler Arthropodengemeinschaften auf geringelten  Buchen (Fagus sylvatica LINNÈ) in der Schwäbischen Alb. Bachelor thesis, University Würzburg

Sänger J. (2010): Einfluss von Landnutzung und Vegetationsparametern auf das tritrophische System des Spitzwegerichs (Plantago lanceolata) mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des Parasitoiden Mesopolobus incultus (Hymenoptera). Thesis, University Würzburg

Schober A. (2010): Effekte der Landnutzung auf das Vorkommen von Phytotelmen und der mit diesen assoziierten Invertebratengemeinschaften im Biosphärengebiet „Schwäbische Alb“. Thesis, University Jena

Schwarz C. (2010): Vorhersage kompositorischer Merkmale von Grünland mittels Nahinfrarotspektroskopie (NIRS). Bachelor thesis, University Münster

Wagner K. (2010): Auswirkungen von Landnutzung auf die Nematodengesellschaften in Wäldern gemäßigter Breiten. Thesis, HU Berlin

Walter M. (2010): Influence of mowing and grazing on a tritrophic system (Plantago lanceolata, Cecidomyiidae, Chalcidoidea). Bachelor thesis, University Würzburg

State examination

Hilbig L. (2010): Vorräte und heißwasserlösliche Fraktionen von C und N in organischen Auflagen entlang eines forstlichen Nutzungsgradienten im Biodiversitäts-Exploratorium Hainich-Dün. State examination, University Jena

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2009

Scientific Publications

Goßner M. M., Kowalski E., Lange M., Türke M., Weisser W.W. (2009): Effekte von Landnutzung auf die Diversität von Wanzen. HETEROPTERON 31

Goßner M. M., Weigel A., Schulze E.-D. (2009): Emus hirtus (Linnaeus, 1758) (Coleoptera, Staphylinidae) in Thüringen - ein Überblick. - Thüringer faunistische Abhandlungen 14, 171-176

Kolb S. (2009): Aerobic methanol-oxidizing Bacteria in soil. FEMS Microbiology Letters 300 1–10

Maraun M., Erdmann G., Schulz G., Norton R.A., Scheu S., Domes K. (2009):  Multiple convergent evolution of arboreal life in oribatid mites indicates the primacy of ecology. Biological Science 276 (1671), 3219-3227. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2009.0425

Pecyna M.J., Ullrich R., Clemens A., Schubert R., Scheibner K., Hofrichter M. (2009): Molecular characterization of aromatic peroxygenase from Agrocybe aegerita. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 84 (5),  885-897

Yurkov A., Schäfer A.M., Begerow D. (2009): Clavispora reshetovae. Persoonia, Fungal planet 35. Persoonia 23, 182-183

Yurkov A., Schäfer A.M., Begerow, D. (2009): Barnettozyma vustinii. Persoonia, Fungal planet 38, Persoonia 23, 188-189

 

Diploma/Master/Bachelor Theses

Becker C. (2009): Interaktion von Protozoen (Acanthamoeba sp.) Mykorrhiza und endophytischen Pilzen auf das Wachstum von Weidelgras (Lolium perenne). Bachelor thesis, University Cologne

Böhm E. (2009): Einfluss ausgewählter Waldtypen auf die Qualität des Reviergesangs beim Zaunkönig (Troglodytes troglodytes). Thesis, University Ulm

Ebertsch L. (2009): Methanol-oxidierende Mikroorganismen in belüfteten Böden. Bachelor thesis, University Bayreuth

Geesink P. (2009): Der Einfluss von Landnutzung auf Herbivorie an Buchen. Bachelor thesis, University Jena

Geuss D. (2009): Einfluss von Stickstoffdüngung auf die Herbivorie an Plantago lanceolata. Bachelor thesis, FU Berlin

Groh J. (2009): Diversität und Aktivität der Myriapoden, Isopoden und Lumbriciden auf Grünlandflächen der DFG Biodiversitäts-Exploratorien. Thesis, University Giessen

Guse T. (2009): Regeneration und Etablierung von sechs mitteleuropäischen Laubbaumarten in einem „naturnahen“ Kalkbuchenwald im Nationalpark Hainich/ Thüringen. Thesis, University Jena

Halboth I. (2009): Der Einfluss unterschiedlicher Landnutzungsintensität auf die Herbivorendichte und -diversität von Plantago lanceolata und die strukturelle Komplexität der Vegetation. Thesis, University Würzburg

Hardge K. (2009): Olfaktorische Orientierung der Rüsselkäferart - Mecinus pascuorum - in komplexen Duftumgebungen. Bachelor thesis, FU Berlin

Hecht A. (2009): Der Einfluss der Landnutzung und Artenvielfalt auf den bestäubervermittelten Pollentransport in experimentellen Pflanzenpopulationen. Thesis, University Halle-Wittenberg

Herzog S. (2009): Charakterisierung von aus Bodenmetagonomen isolierten lipolytischen Genen und Genprodukten. Thesis, University Göttingen

Klenk B. (2009): Monitoring von Schalenwild im Biodiversitäts-Exploratorium Schorfheide-Chorin. Thesis, University Potsdam

Kühsel S. (2009): Welchen Einfluss hat Raps auf das Nestbauverhalten der roten Mauerbiene Osmia bicornis. Bachelor, University Bayreuth

Lüpke N.von (2009): Bestandsvorrat und Baumartenvielfalt Kleinparzellierter Privatwälder im Vergleich zu anderen Bewirtschaftungsformen. Master thesis, University Göttingen

Meub C. (2009): Spinnengemeinschaften auf Grünländern der DFG- Biodiversitätsexploratorien: Einfluss der räumlichen Lage, der Bewirtschaftung und lokaler Standortbedingungen. Thesis, University Giessen

Micic A. (2009): Analysing detection of springtails (Insecta: Collembola) in arthropod predators. Thesis, University Darmstadt

Nowka B. (2009): Identifizierung und Charakterisierung von Genen für lipolytische Enzyme aus Bodenproben des Nationalparks Hainich. Thesis, University Göttingen

Reschke S. (2009): Untersuchungen an und um Plantago lanceolata L. auf landwirtschaftlich genutzten Flächen in der Schorfheide - Wie wirken sich Wirtspflanzenparameter und Vegetationskomplexität auf eine Herbivoren-Parasitoid-Interaktion aus? Thesis, FU Berlin

Schlichenmaier G. (2009): Altersbestimmung von Buchentotholz mittels dendrochronologischer Methoden, zur Ermittlung der Abbauraten, entlang eines Gradienten der Bewirtschaftungsintensität. Diplomarbeit, Universität Freiburg

Stötzel K. (2009): Diversität und Gemeinschaftsstruktur der Carabiden auf Grünlandflächen in den DFG Biodiversitäts-Exploratorien. Thesis, University Giessen

Türk M.-L. (2009): Vergleich der Kohlenstoffvorräte der organischen Auflage und des Oberbodens von Buchen- und Edellaubholzwäldern im Naturraum Hainich-Dün-Hainleite. Thesis, FSU Jena

Wilhelm H. (2009): Verknüpfung von Datensätzen mit Ontologien mittels struktureller und semantischer Registrierung. Thesis, FSU Jena

Wuchter K. M. (2009): The influence of land use on plant science diversity in the biosphere area "Schwäbische Alb", southwest Germany. Master thesis, HU Berlin

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2008

Scientific Publications

Pfeiffer S., Bernert P., Großmann M., Henne E., Kalko E.K.V., Linsenmair K.E., Prati D., Schulze E.D., Weisser W.W., Fischer M. (2008): Exploratorien für funktionelle Biodiversitätsforschung. In: Wolters V., Krüß A. (eds) Naturschutz und Ökologie - Ausgewählte Beiträge zur GfÖ-Jahrestagung 2007 in Marburg. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt, BfN-Skripten 60, 183-188

 

Diploma/Master/Bachelor Theses

Breuer B.S. (2008): Einfluss von Landnutzungsintensität auf Mikroorganismen in Grünlandböden der schwäbischen Alb. Bachelor Thesis, University Hohenheim

Glatzle S.(2008): Räumliche Heterogenität mikrobieller Enzymaktivitäten in Grünlandböden der Schwäbischen Alb. Bachelor thesis, University Hohenheim

Kurth F. (2008): Molekulare Untersuchungen zur Biodiversität von Bodenpilzen in ausgewählten Wald- und Grünlandflächen. Bachelor thesis, University Bochum

May F. (2008): Modelling coexistence of plant functional types in grassland communities- the role of above- and below-ground competition. Thesis, University Potsdam

Mehler K.(2008): Bodenkohlenstoffvorräte in verschiedenen Waldbewirtschaftungsintensitäten im Hainich. Thesis, Max-Planck-Institut für Biogeochemie Jena

Morgenstern A. (2008): Bird assemblages and animal-plant interactions in hedges on the Swabian Alb. Thesis, University Münster

Nietschke L. (2008): Die Rolle der Bodenmesofauna bei der Etablierung von Samen auf unterschiedlich genutzten Grünlandböden. Thesis, Universität Bremen

Öhy C. S. (2008): Distribution and foraging behaviour of corvids within the cultural landscape of Swabian Alb. Thesis, University Ulm

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