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Gaube P., Junker R. R., Keller A. (2021): Changes amid constancy: flower and leaf microbiomes along land use gradients and between bioregions. Basic and Applied Ecology 50, 1-15. https://doi.org

Lachaise T., Bergmann J., Rillig M., van Kleunen M. (2021): Below‐ and aboveground traits explain local abundance, and regional, continental and global occurrence frequencies of grassland plants. Oikos 130 (1), 110-120. https://doi.org

Slaets J., Boeddinghaus R. S., Piepho H.-P. (2021): Linear mixed models and geostatistics for designed experiments in soil science ‐ two entirely different methods or two sides of the same coin? European Journal of Soil Science 72 (1), 47-68. https://doi.org

Wöllauer S., Zeuss D., Hänsel F., Nauss T. (2021): TubeDB: An on-demand processing database system for climate station data. Computers & Geosciences 146: 104641. https://doi.org


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Ambarli D., Simons N. K., Wehner K., Kämper W., Gossner M. M., Nauss T., Neff F., Seibold S., Weisser W. W., Blüthgen N. (2020): Animal-Mediated Ecosystem Process Rates in Forests and Grasslands are Affected by Climatic Conditions and Land-Use Intensity. Ecosystems. https://doi.org

Bae S., Heidrich L., Levick S. R., Gossner M. M., Seibold S., Weisser W. W., Magdon P., Serebryanyk A., Bässler C., Schäfer D., Schulze E.-D., Doerfler I., Müller J., Jung K., Heurich M., Fischer M., Roth N., Schall P., Boch S., Wöllauer S., Renner S. C., Müller J. (2020): Dispersal ability, trophic position and body size mediate species turnover processes: Insights from a multi‐taxa and multi‐scale approach. Diversity and Distributions, in press. https://doi.org

Ben-Hur E., Kadmon R. (2020): Heterogeneity-diversity relationships in sessile organisms: a unified framework. Ecology Letters 23 (1), 193-207. https://doi.org

Ben-Hur E., Kadmon R. (2020): An experimental test of the area–heterogeneity tradeoff. PNAS 117 (9), 4815-4822. https://doi.org

Dietz S., Herz K., Gorzolka K., Jandt U., Bruelheide H., Scheel D. (2020): Root exudate composition of grass and forb species in natural grasslands. Scientific Reports 10: 10691. https://doi.org

Dormann C. F., Bagnara M., Boch S., Hinderling J., Janeiro - Otero A., Schäfer D., Schall P., Hartig F. (2020): Plant species richness increases with light availability, but not variability, in temperate forests understorey. BMC Ecology 20, 43. https://doi.org

Felipe-Lucia M. R., Soliveres S., Penone C., Fischer M., Ammer C., Boch S., Boeddinghaus R., Bonkowski M., Buscot F., Fiore-Donno A. M., Frank K., Goldmann K., Gossner M. M., Hölzel N., Jochum M., Kandeler E., Klaus V. H., Kleinebecker T., Leimer S., Manning P., Oelmann Y., Saiz H., Schall P., Schloter M. , Schöning I., Schrumpf M., Solly E. F., Stempfhuber B., Weisser W. W., Wilcke W., Wubet T., Allan E. (2020): Land-use intensity alters networks between biodiversity, ecosystem functions, and services. PNAS 117 (45), 28140-28149. https://doi.org

Fiore-Donno A. M., Richter-Heitmann T., Bonkowski M. (2020): Contrasting Responses of Protistan Plant Parasites and Phagotrophs to Ecosystems, Land Management and Soil Properties. Frontiers in Microbiology 11:1823. https://www.frontiersin.org

Gan H. Y., Schöning I., Schall P., Ammer C., Schrumpf M. (2020): Soil organic matter mineralization as driven by nutrient stoichiometry in soils under differently managed forest stands. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 3:99. https://doi.org

Goldmann K., Ammerschubert S., Pena R., Polle A., Wu B.-W., Wubet T., Buscot F. (2020): Early stage root-associated fungi show a high temporal turnover, but are independent of beech progeny. Microorganisms 8 (2), 210. https://doi.org

Goldmann K., Boeddinghaus R. S., Klemmer S., Regan K. M., Heintz-Buschart A., Fischer M., Prati D., Piepho H.-P., Berner D., Marhan S., Kandeler E., Buscot F., Wubet T. (2020): Unraveling spatio‐temporal variability of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi in a temperate grassland plot. Environmental Microbiology 22 (3), 873-888. https://doi.org

Heidrich L., Bae S., Levick S., Seibold S., Weisser W. W., Krzystek P., Magdon P., Nauss T., Schall P., Serebryanyk A., Wöllauer S., Ammer C., Bässler C., Doerfler I., Fischer M., Gossner M. M., Heurich M., Hothorn T., Jung K., Kreft H., Schulze E.-D., Simons N., Thorn S., Müller J. (2020): Heterogeneity–diversity relationships differ between and within trophic levels in temperate forests. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4, 1204–1212. https://doi.org

Jochum M., Fischer M., Isbell F., Roscher C., van der Plas F., Boch S., Boenisch G., Buchmann N., Catford J. A., Cavender-Bares J., Ebeling A., Eisenhauer N., Gleixner G., Hölzel N., Kattge J., Klaus V. H., Kleinebecker T., Lange M., Le Provost G., Meyer S. T., Molina-Venegas R., Mommer L, Oelmann Y., Penone C., Prati D., Reich P. B., Rindisbacher A., Schäfer D., Scheu S., Schmid B., Tilman D., Tscharntke T., Vogel A., Wagg C., Weigelt A., Weisser W. W., Wilcke W., Manning P. (2020): The results of biodiversity–ecosystem functioning experiments are realistic. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4, 1485–1494. https://doi.org

Juchheim J., Ehbrecht M., Schall P., Ammer C., Seidel D. (2020): Effect of tree species mixing on stand structural complexity. Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research 93 (1), 75–83. https://doi.org

Kipping L., Holzscheck N., Maurer F., Muszynski S., Noll M., Jehmlich N. (2020): Microbial metaproteome data from decayed beech dead wood. Data in Brief 29: 105285. https://doi.org

Klaus V. H., Friedritz L., Hamer U., Kleinebecker T. (2020): Drought boosts risk of nitrate leaching from grassland fertilisation. Science of The Total Environment 726, 137877. https://doi.org

Kurth J., Albrecht M., Karsten U., Glaser K., Schloter M., Schulz S. (2020): Correlation of the abundance of bacteria catalyzing phosphorus and nitrogen turnover in biological soil crusts of temperate forests of Germany. Biology and Fertility of Soils. https://doi.org

Lang P. L. M., Weiß C. L., Kersten S., Latorre S. M., Nagel S., Nickel B., Meyer M., Burbano H. A. (2020): Hybridization ddRAD-sequencing for population genomics of non-model plants using highly degraded historical specimen DNA. Molecular Ecology Resources 20 (5), 1228-1247. https://doi.org

Metz J., Annighöfer P., Westekämper K., Schall P., Schulze E.-D., Ammer C. (2020): Less is more: Effects of competition reduction and facilitation on intra-annual (basal area) growth of mature European beech. Trees 34, 17–36. https://doi.org

Minnich C., Persoh D., Poll C., Borken W. (2020): Changes in Chemical and Microbial Soil Parameters Following 8 Years of Deadwood Decay: An Experiment with Logs of 13 Tree Species in 30 Forests. Ecosystems. https://doi.org

Muszynski S., Maurer F., Henjes S., Horn M. A., Noll M. (2020): Fungal and bacterial diversity patterns of two diversity levels retrieved from a late decaying Fagus sylvatica under two temperature regimes. Frontiers in Microbiology, in press. https://www.frontiersin.org

Ngosong C., Buse T., Ewald M., Richter A., Glaser K., Schöning I., Ruess L. (2020): Influence of management intensity and environmental conditions on microbiota in biological soil crust and crust-free soil habitats of temperate forests. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 144: 107761. https://doi.org

Nguyen D. Q., Schneider D., Brinkmann N., Song B., Janz D., Schöning I., Daniel R., Pena R., Polle A. (2020): Soil and root nutrient chemistry structure root - associated fungal assemblages in temperate forests. Environmental Microbiology 22 (8), 3081-3095. https://doi.org

Offenberger M. (2020): Ökosystemforschung: Pflanzenvielfalt fördert Stabilität von Nahrungsnetzen. Anliegen Natur 42 (1), 91-98

Peter S. (2020): Integrating Key Insights of Sociological Risk Theory into the Ecosystem Services Framework. Sustainability 12, 6437. https://doi.org

Petermann J. S., Roberts A. L., Hemmerling C., Bajerski F., Pascual J., Overmann J., Weisser W. W., Ruess L., Gossner M. M. (2020): Direct and indirect effects of forest management on tree-hole inhabiting aquatic organisms and their functional traits. Science of The Total Environment 704: 135418. https://doi.org

Richter-Heitmann T., Hofner B., Krah F.-S., Sikorski J., Wüst P. K., Bunk B., Huang S., Regan K., Berner D., Boeddinghaus R. S., Marhan S., Prati D., Kandeler E., Overmann J., Friedrich M. W. (2020): Stochastic dispersal rather than deterministic selection explains the spatio-temporal distribution of soil bacteria in a temperate grassland. Frontiers in Microbiology 11: 1391. https://doi.org

Schall P., Heinrichs S., Ammer C., Ayasse M., Boch S., Buscot F., Fischer M., Goldmann K., Overmann J., Schulze E.-D., Sikorski J., Weisser W. W., Wubet T., Gossner M. M. (2020): Can multi‐taxa diversity in European beech forest landscapes be increased by combining different management systems? Journal of Applied Ecology 57 (7), 1363-1375. https://doi.org

Schöps R., Goldmann K., Korell L., Bruelheide H., Wubet T., Buscot F. (2020): Resident and phytometer plants host comparable rhizosphere fungal communities in managed grassland ecosystems. Scientific Reports 10: 919. https://doi.org

Seidel D., Annighöfer P., Ehbrecht M., Magdon P., Wöllauer S., Ammer C. (2020): Deriving Stand Structural Complexity from Airborne Laser Scanning Data—What Does It Tell Us about a Forest? Remote Sensing 12, 1854. https://doi.org

Sun S., Jung E., Gaviria J., Engelbrecht B. M. J. (2020): Drought survival is positively associated with high turgor loss points in temperate perennial grassland species. Functional Ecology 34 (4), 788-798. https://doi.org

Täumer J., Kolb S., Boeddinghaus R. S., Wang H., Schöning I., Schrumpf M., Urich T., Marhan S. (2020): Divergent drivers of the microbial methane sink in temperate forest and grassland soils. Global Change Biology, in press. https://doi.org

van Hoesel W., Santiago-Alarcon D., Marzal A., Renner S. C. (2020): Effects of forest structure on the interaction between avian hosts, dipteran vectors and haemosporidian parasites. BMC Ecology 20: 47. https://doi.org

Vieira S. G., Sikorski J., Gebala A., Boeddinghaus R. S., Marhan S., Rennert T., Kandeler E., Overmann J. (2020): Bacterial colonization of minerals in grassland soils is selective and highly dynamic. Environmental Microbiology 22 (3), 917-933. https://doi.org

Vieira S., Pascual J., Boedeker C., Geppert A., Riedel T., Rohde M., Overmann J. (2020): Terricaulis silvestris gen. nov., sp. nov., a novel prosthecate, budding member of the family Caulobacteraceae isolated from forest soil. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 70 (9), 4966-4977. https://doi.org

Vieira S., Sikorski J., Dietz S., Herz K., Schrumpf M., Bruelheide H., Scheel D., Friedrich M. W., Overmann J. (2020): Drivers of the composition of active rhizosphere bacterial communities in temperate grasslands. The ISME Journal 14, 463–475. https://doi.org

Vikuk V., Fuchs B., Krischke M., Müller M. J., Rüb S., Krauss J. (2020): Alkaloid Concentrations of Lolium perenne Infected with Epichloë festucae var. lolii with Different Detection Methods—A Re-Evaluation of Intoxication Risk in Germany? Journal of Fungi 6 (3), 177. https://doi.org

von Hoermann C., Weithmann S., Deißler M., Ayasse M., Steiger S. (2020): Forest habitat parameters influence abundance and diversity of cadaver-visiting dung beetles in Central Europe. Royal Society Open Science 7 (3): 191722. http://dx.doi.org

Weithmann S., Kuppler J., Degasperi G., Steiger S., Ayasse M., von Hoermann C. (2020): Local and Landscape Effects on Carrion-Associated Rove Beetle (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) Communities in German Forests. Insects 11 (12), 828. https://doi.org

Weithmann S., von Hoermann C., Schmitt T., Steiger S., Ayasse M. (2020): The Attraction of the Dung Beetle Anoplotrupes stercorosus (Coleoptera: Geotrupidae) to Volatiles from Vertebrate Cadavers. Insects 11 (8), 476. https://doi.org

Willms I. M., Rudolph A. Y., Göschel I., Bolz S. H., Schneider D., Penone C., Poehlein A., Schöning I., Nacke H. (2020): Globally Abundant “Candidatus Udaeobacter” Benefits from Release of Antibiotics in Soil and Potentially Performs Trace Gas Scavenging. mSphere 5: e00186-20. https://doi.org

Willms I. M., Yuan J., Penone C., Goldmann K., Vogt J., Wubet T., Schöning I., Schrumpf M., Buscot F., Nacke H. (2020): Distribution of Medically Relevant Antibiotic Resistance Genes and Mobile Genetic Elements in Soils of Temperate Forests and Grasslands Varying in Land Use. Genes 11 (2), 150. https://doi.org

Wöllauer S., Zeuss D., Magdon P., Nauss T. (2020): RSDB: an easy to deploy open‐source web platform for remote sensing raster and point cloud data management, exploration and processing. Ecography, in press. https://doi.org


Gáspár B. (2020): Evolutionary consequences of land use – Epigenetic and phenotypic variation in Plantago lanceolata. Dissertation, Universität Tübingen. https://publikationen.uni-tuebingen.de

Juchheim J. (2020): Quantifying the impact of forest management intensity and tree species diversity on individual tree shape and three-dimensional stand structure. Dissertation, Universität Göttingen

Kukunda C. B. (2020): Scale challenges in inventory of forests aided by remote sensing. Dissertation, Universität Göttingen. https://ediss.uni-goettingen.de

Schöps R. (2020): Belowground plant microbiome diversity and community composition in grassland ecosystems along land-use gradients in the German Biodiversity Exploratories. Dissertation, Universität Leipzig

Struwe J.-F. (2020): Development of workflows for metabarcoding of mass-samples: A case study on Diptera. Dissertation, Universität Bonn. https://bonndoc.ulb.uni-bonn.de

Vikuk V. (2020): Epichloë endophyte-grass symbioses in Germany – Infection rates, alkaloid concentrations and possible intoxication risks. Dissertation, Universität Würzburg. https://opus.bibliothek.uni-wuerzburg.de

Willms I. (2020): Assessment of antibiotic resistance in soil and its link to different land use types and intensities. Dissertation, Universität Göttingen. https://ediss.uni-goettingen.de


Bolz S. H. (2020): Exploration of the multi-resistant Candidatus Udaeobacter and antibiotic resistance determinants across soils varying in land use history. Masterarbeit, Universität Göttingen

Fronia A. (2020): Das Plant-Soil-Feedback von Graslandarten nach Herbivoren-Einwirkung mit unterschiedlicher Intensität. Masterarbeit, Universität Potsdam

Groß V. (2020): Interactions of Predatory Myxobacteria with Soil Microbes and Nematodes. Masterarbeit, Universität Greifswald

Irmscher V. M. (2020): Vergleich der Ökosysteme Wald und Grasland anhand ökologischer Prozessraten. Bachelorarbeit, TU Darmstadt

Malter J. (2020): Bestimmung der Enzymaktivität im Totholz. Bachelorarbeit, Hochschule Coburg

Masch D. (2020): Der Einfluss von Borkenkäfern (Curculionidae, Scolytinae) auf das Mykobiom der Gemeinen Fichte (Picea abies (L.) H. Karst., Pinaceae) im Biodiversitäts-Exploratorium Hainich-Dün. Bachelorarbeit, FU Berlin

Maskos R. (2020): Quantifizierung von Diazotrophen in einer holzabbauenden mikrobiellen Lebensgemeinschaft. Bachelorarbeit, Hochschule Coburg

Mohr H. (2020): Influence of forestry on dung beetle diversity. Bachelorarbeit, TU Darmstadt

Pikulski M. (2020): Untersuchung des Masseverlusts und der pH-Wertänderung von sterilen Totholzprüfkörpern nach zweijähriger Exposition in Totholzstämmen mit spätabbauender mikrobieller Gemeinschaft. Bachelorarbeit, Hochschule Coburg

Plitt A. (2020): Auswirkung anthropogener Störungen auf edaphische Mikroarthropoden in unterschiedlichen Landnutzungsflächen Deutschlands. Masterarbeit, Universität Gießen

Protti Sánchez F. (2020): Priming effect induced by different root exudate components in temperate forest soils. Masterarbeit, Universität Bayreuth

Rippholz P. (2020): Einfluss von Dünger und Bodenverdichtung auf die Überlebensrate von Mikroathropoden nach Besiedlung im Mikrokosmos Experiment. Masterarbeit, Universität Gießen

Roth M. (2020): Deriving Essential Biodiversity Variable on ecosystem fragmentation with Remote Sensing in German grasslands. Bachelorarbeit, Universität Bonn

Schmucker J. (2020): Dynamics of three-dimensional forest structure and canopy openness in European beech forests. Masterarbeit, Universität Göttingen


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Bae S., Levick S. R., Heidrich L., Magdon P., Leutner B. F., Wöllauer S., Serebryanyk A., Nauss T., Krzystek P., Gossner M. M., Schall P., Heibl C., Bässler C., Doerfler I. , Schulze E.-D., Krah F.-S., Culmsee H., Jung K., Heurich M., Fischer M., Seibold S., Thorn S., Gerlach T., Hothorn T., Weisser W. W., Müller J. (2019): Radar vision in the mapping of forest biodiversity from space. Nature Communications 10:4757. https://doi.org

Bagnara M., Silveyra Gonzalez R., Reifenberg S., Steinkamp J., Hickler T., Werner C., Dormann C. F., Hartig F. (2019): An R package facilitating sensitivity analysis, calibration and forward simulations with the LPJ-GUESS dynamic vegetation model. Environmental Modelling and Software 111, 55-60. https://doi.org

Baumann K., Siebers M., Kruse J., Eckhardt K.-U., Hu Y., Michalik D., Siebers N., Kar G., Karsten U., Leinweber P. (2019): Biological soil crusts as key player in biogeochemical P cycling during pedogenesis of sandy substrate. Geoderma 338, 145-158. https://doi.org

Bluhm S. L., Eitzinger B., Ferlian O., Bluhm C., Schröter K., Pena R., Maraun M., Scheu S. (2019): Deprivation of root-derived resources affects microbial biomass but not community structure in litter and soil. PLoS ONE 14 (3): e0214233. https://doi.org

Bluhm S. L., Potapov A. M., Shrubovych J., Ammerschubert S., Polle A., Scheu S. (2019): Protura are unique: first evidence of specialized feeding on ectomycorrhizal fungi in soil invertebrates. BMC Ecology 19:10. https://doi.org

Boeddinghaus R. S., Marhan S., Berner D., Boch S., Fischer M., Hölzel N., Kattge J., Klaus V. H., Kleinebecker T., Oelmann Y., Prati D., Schäfer D., Schöning I., Schrumpf M., Sorkau E., Kandeler E., Manning P. (2019): Plant functional trait shifts explain concurrent changes in the structure and function of grassland soil microbial communities. Journal of Ecology 107 (5), 2197-2210. https://doi.org

Breitschwerdt E., Jandt U., Bruelheide H. (2019): Trait–performance relationships of grassland plant species differ between common garden and field conditions. Ecology and Evolution 9 (4), 1691-1701. https://doi.org

Busch V., Klaus V. H., Schäfer D., Prati D., Boch S., Müller J., Socher S. A., Chisté M., Mody K., Blüthgen N., Fischer M., Hölzel N., Kleinebecker T. (2019) : Will I stay or will I go? Plant species‐specific response and tolerance to high land‐use intensity in temperate grassland ecosystems. Journal of Vegetation Science 30 (4), 674-686. https://doi.org

Büttner E., Gebauer A. M., Hofrichter M., Liers C., Kellner H. (2019): Draft Genome Sequence of Xylaria longipes DSM 107183, a Saprotrophic Ascomycete Colonizing Hardwood. Microbiology Resource Announcements 8:e00157-19. https://doi.org

Büttner E., Liers C., Gebauer A. M., Collemare J., Navarro-Muñoz J. C., Hofrichter M., Kellner H. (2019): Draft genome sequence of the wood-staining ascomycete Chlorociboria aeruginascens DSM 107184. Microbiology Resource Announcements 8 (17), e00249-19. https://doi.org

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Crawford M., Jeltsch F., May F., Grimm V., Schlägel U. (2019): Intraspecific trait variation increases species diversity in a trait-based grassland model. Oikos 128 (3), 441-455. https://doi.org

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Heinze J., Simons N. K., Seibold S., Wacker A., Weithoff G., Gossner M. M., Prati D., Bezemer M. T., Joshi J. (2019): The relative importance of plant-soil feedbacks for plant-species performance increases with decreasing intensity of herbivory. Oecologia 190 (3), 651-664. https://doi.org

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Kirchhoff L., Kirschbaum A., Joshi J., Bossdorf O., Scheepens N. F., Heinze J. (2019): Plant-Soil Feedbacks of Plantago lanceolata in the Field Depend on Plant Origin and Herbivory. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 7:422. https://doi.org

Kukunda C. B., Beckschäfer P., Magdon P., Schall P., Wirth C., Kleinn C. (2019): Scale-guided mapping of forest stand structural heterogeneity from airborne LiDAR. Ecological indicators 102, 410-425. https://doi.org

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Seibold S., Gossner M., Simons N., Blüthgen N., Müller J., Ambarli D., Ammer C., Bauhus J., Fischer M., Habel J. C., Linsenmair, K.-E., Nauss T., Penone C., Prati D., Schall, P., Schulze, E.-D., Vogt, J., Wöllauer S., Weisser W. (2019) : Arthropod decline in grasslands and forests is associated with landscape-level drivers. Nature 574, 671–674. https://doi.org

Thieme L., Graeber D., Hofmann D., Bischoff S., Schwarz M. T., Steffen B., Meyer U.-N., Kaupenjohann M., Wilcke W., Michalzik B., Siemens J. (2019): Dissolved organic matter characteristics of deciduous and coniferous forests with variable management: different at the source, aligned in the soil. Biogeosciences, 16, 1411-1432. https://doi.org

Tischer A., Sehl L., Meyer U.-N., Kleinebecker T., Klaus V., Hamer U. (2019): Land-use intensity shapes kinetics of extracellular enzymes in rhizosphere soil of agricultural grassland plant species. Plant Soil 437 (1–2), 215–239. https://doi.org

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Vikuk V., Young C. A., Lee S. T., Nagabhyru P., Krischke M., Müller M. J., Krauss J. (2019): Infection Rates and Alkaloid Patterns of Different Grass Species with Systemic Epichloë Endophytes. Applies and Environmental Microbiology 85 (17), e00465-19. https://doi.org

Vogt J., Klaus V. H., Both S., Fürstenau C., Gockel S., Gossner M. M., Heinze J., Hemp A., Hölzel N., Jung K., Kleinebecker T., Lauterbach R., Lorenzen K., Ostrowski A., Otto N., Prati D., Renner S., Schumacher U., Seibold S., Simons N. K., Steitz I., Teuscher M., Thiele J., Weithmann S., Wells K., Wiesner K., Ayasse M., Blüthgen N., Fischer M., Weisser W. W. (2019): Eleven years’ data of grassland management in Germany. Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e36387. https://doi.org

Voss C., Fiore-Donno A. M., Guerreiro M. A., Peršoh D., Bonkowski M. (2019): Metatranscriptomics reaveal unsuspected protistan diversity in leaf litter across temperate beech forests, with Amoebozoa the dominating lineage. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 95 (10), fiz142. https://doi.org

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Willms I. M., Kamran A., Aßmann N. F., Krone D., Bolz S. H., Fiedler F., Nacke N. (2019) : Discovery of novel antibiotic resistance determinants in forest and grassland soil metagenomes. Frontiers in Microbiology 10:460. https://doi.org


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Boch S., Müller J., Prati D., Fischer M. (2018): Low-intensity management promotes bryophyte diversity in grasslands. Tuexenia 38, 311–328. https://doi.org

Breitschwerdt E., Jandt U., Bruelheide H. (2018): Using co-occurrence information and trait composition to understand individual plant performance in grassland communities. Scientific Reports 8:9076. https://doi.org

Burger K., Müller M., Gailing O. (2018): Characterization of EST-SSRs for European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and their transferability to Fagus orientalis Lipsky, Castanea dentata Bork., and Quercus rubra L.. Silvae Genetica, 67 (1), 127-132. https://doi.org

Busch V., Klaus V. H., Penone C., Schäfer D., Boch S., Prati D., Müller J., Socher S. A., Niinemets Ü., Penuelas J., Hölzel N., Fischer M., Kleinebecker T. (2018): Nutrient stoichiometry and land use rather than species richness determine plant functional diversity. Ecology and Evolution 8 (1), 601–616. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3609.

Büttner E., Gebauer A. M., Hofrichter M., Liers C., Kellner H. (2018): Draft genome sequence of Scytalidium lignicola DSM 105466, a ubiquitous saprotrophic fungus. Resource Announcements 7:e01208-18. https://doi.org

Chisté M. N., Mody K., Kunz G., Gunczy J., Blüthgen N. (2018): Intensive land use drives small-scale homogenization of plant- and leafhopper communities and promotes generalists. Oecologia 186 (2), 529-540. https://doi.org

Djukic I., Kepfer-Rojas S., Schmidt I. K., Larsen K. S., Beier C., Berg B., Verheyen K., et al., TeaComposition (2018): Early stage litter decomposition across biomes. Science of the Total Environment 628-629, 1369 - 1394. https://doi.org

Eitzinger B., Rall B. C., Traugott M., Scheu S. (2018): Testing the validity of functional response models using molecular gut content analysis for prey choice in soil predators. Oikos 127 (7), 915-926. https://doi.org

Felipe-Lucia M. R., Soliveres S., Penone C., Manning P., van der Plas F., Boch S., Prati D., Ammer C., Schall P., Gossner M. M., Bauhus J., Buscot F., Blaser S., Blüthgen N., de Frutos A., Ehbrecht M., Frank K., Goldmann K., Hänsel F., Jung K., Kahl T., Nauss T., Oelmann Y., Pena R., Polle A., Renner S., Schloter M., Schöning I., Schrumpf M., Schulze E.-D., Solly E., Sorkau E., Stempfhuber B., Tschapka M., Weisser W. W., Wubet T., Fischer M., Allan E. (2018): Multiple forest attributes underpin the supply of multiple ecosystem services. Nature Communications 9:4839. https://doi.org

Felsmann K., Baudis M., Kayler Z. E., Puhlmann H., Ulrich A., Gessler A. (2018): Responses of the structure and function of the understory plant communities to precipitation reduction across forest ecosystems in Germany. Annals of Forest Science 75:3. https://doi.org

Fiore-Donno A. M., Rixen C., Rippin M., Glaser K., Samolov E., Karsten U., Becker B., Bonkowski M. (2018): New barcoded primers for efficient retrieval of cercozoan sequences in high-throughput environmental diversity surveys, with emphasis on worldwide biological soil crusts. Molecular Ecology Resources 18 (2), 229-239. https://doi.org

Frank K., Brückner A., Blüthgen N., Schmitt T. (2018): In search of cues: dung beetle attraction and the significance of volatile composition of dung. Chemoecology 28 (4–5), 145–152. https://doi.org

Frank K., Krell F.-T., Slade E. M., Raine E. H., Chiew, L. Y., Schmitt T., Vairappan C. S., Walter P., Blüthgen N. (2018): Global dung webs: high trophic generalism of dung beetles along the latitudinal diversity gradient. Ecology Letters 21 (8), 1229-1236. https://doi.org

Glaser K., Baumann K., Leinweber P., Mikhailyuk T., Karsten U. (2018): Algal richness in BSCs in forests under different management intensity with some implications for P cycling. Biogeosciences 15 (13), 4181-4192. https://doi.org

Gong X., Chen T.-W., Zieger S. L., Bluhm C., Heidemann K., Schaefer I., Maraun M., Liu M., Scheu S. (2018): Phylogenetic and trophic determinants of gut microbiota in soil oribatid mites. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 123, 155-164. https://doi.org

Grevé M. E., Hager J., Weisser W. W., Schall P., Gossner M. M., Feldhaar H. (2018): Effect of forest management on temperate ant communities. Ecosphere 9 (6), e02303. https://doi.org

Guerreiro M. A., Brachmann A., Begerow D., Persoh D. (2018): Transient leaf endophytes are the most active fungi in 1-year-old beech leaf litter. Fungal Diversity 89 (1), 237–251. https://doi.org

Herbert D., Ekschmitt K., Wissemann V., Becker A. (2018): Cutting reduces variation in biomass production of forage crops and allows low-performers to catch up: A case study of Trifolium pratense L. (red clover). Plant Biology 20 (3), 465-473. https://doi.org

Herz K., Dietz S., Gorzolka K., Haider S., Jandt U., Scheel D., Bruelheide H. (2018): Linking root exudates to functional plant traits. PLoS ONE 13(10): e0204128. https://doi.org

Hoiss B. (2018): Mikroorganismen: Ökosystemfunktionen und Naturschutz. Anliegen Natur 40 (1)

Klaus V. H., Hoewer C. J., Fischer M., Hamer U., Kleinebecker T., Mertens D., Schäfer D., Prati D., Hölzel N. (2018): Contribution of the soil seed bank to the restoration of temperate grasslands by mechanical sward disturbance. Restoration Ecology 26 (2), 114-122. https://doi.org

Klaus V. H., Kleinebecker T., Busch V., Fischer M., Hölzel N., Nowak S., Prati D., Schäfer D., Schöning I., Schrumpf M., Hamer U. (2018): Land use intensity, rather than plant species richness, affects the leaching risk of multiple nutrients from permanent grasslands. Global Change Biology 24 (7), 2828-2840. https://doi.org

Klaus V. H., Schäfer D., Prati D., Busch V., Hamer U., Hoewer C. J., Kleinebecker T., Mertens D., Fischer M., Hölzel N. (2018): Effects of mowing, grazing and fertilization on soil seed banks in temperate grasslands in Central Europe. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 256, 211-217. https://doi.org

Kleinebecker T., Busch V., Hölzel N., Hamer U. , Schäfer D., Prati D., Fischer M., Hemp A., Lauterbach R., Klaus V. (2018): And the winner is …! A test of simple predictors of plant species richness in agricultural grasslands. Ecological Indicators 87, 296–301. https://doi.org

König J., Fuchs B., Krischke M., Mueller M. J., Krauss J. (2018): Hide and seek – Infection rates and alkaloid concentrations of Epichloë festucae var. lolii in Lolium perenne along a land-use gradient in Germany. Grass and Forage Science 73 (2), 510-516. https://doi.org

König J., Guerreiro M. A., Peršoh D., Begerow D., Krauss J. (2018): Knowing your neighbourhood—the effects of Epichloë endophytes on foliar fungal assemblages in perennial ryegrass in dependence of season and land-use intensity. PeerJ 6:e4660. https://doi.org

Kühn J., Richter A., Kahl T., Bauhus J., Schöning I., Ruess L. (2018): Community level lipid profiling of consumers as a tool for soil food web diagnostics. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 9 (5), 1265-1275. https://doi.org

Leimer S., Bischoff S., Boch S., Busch V., Escher P., Fischer M., Hänsel F., Hölzel N., Kerber K., Klaus V. H., Kleinebecker, T., Michalzik B., Nauss T., Schäfer D., Schöning I., Schwarz M. T., Siemens J., Thieme L., Wöllauer S., Wilcke W. (2018): Does plant diversity affect the water balance of established grassland systems? Ecohydrology 11 (4), e1945. https://doi.org

Leonhardt S., Büttner E., Gebauer A. M., Hofrichter M., Kellner H. (2018): Draft Genome Sequence of the Sordariomycete Lecythophora (Coniochaeta) hoffmannii CBS 245.38. Genome Announcements 6 (7): e01510-17. doi: 10.1128/genomeA.01510-17.

Manning P., van der Plas F., Soliveres S., Allan E., Maestre F. T., Mace G., Whittingham M. J., Fischer M. (2018): Redefining ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2, 427-436. doi: 10.1038/s41559-017-0461-7.

Manzanedo R. D., Schanz F. R., Fischer M., Allan E. (2018): Fagus sylvatica seedlings show provenance differentiation rather than adaptation to soil in a transplant experiment. BMC Ecology 18 (1): 42. doi: 10.1186/s12898-018-0197-5.

Moll J., Kellner H., Leonhardt S., Stengel E., Dahl A., Bässler C., Buscot F., Hofrichter M., Hoppe B. (2018): Bacteria inhabiting deadwood of 13 tree species are heterogeneously distributed between sapwood and heartwood. Environmental Microbiology 20 (10), 3744-3756. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14376.

Müller J., Rätzel S., Hemp A. (2018): Cirsium rivulare (JACQ.) ALL. Wiederfund für Brandenburg. In "Neuigkeiten zu den Farn- und Samenpflanzen von Berlin und Brandenburg I" Stefan Rätzel, Michael Ristow und Volker Kummer (Hrsg.). Botanischer Verein von Berlin und Brandenburg 150, 149-153

Müller M., Cuervo-Alarcon L., Gailing O., Rajendra K.C., Chhetri M. S., Seifert S., Arend M., Krutovsky K. V., Finkeldey R. (2018): Genetic variation of European beech populations and their progeny from northeast Germany to southwest Switzerland. Forests 9 (8), 469. doi: 10.3390/f9080469.

Purahong W., Wubet T., Kahl T., Anstadt T., Hoppe B., Lentendu G., Baber K., Rose T., Kellner H., Hofrichter M., Bauhus J., Krüger D., Buscot F. (2018): Increasing N deposition impacts neither diversity nor functions of deadwood-inhabiting fungal communities, but adaptation and functional redundancy warrants ecosystem function. Environmental Microbiology 20 (5), 1693-1710. doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.14081.

Purahong W., Wubet T., Krüger D., Buscot F. (2018): Molecular evidence strongly supports deadwood-inhabiting fungi exhibiting unexpected tree species preferences in temperate forests. The ISME Journal 12, 289–295. doi: 10.1038/ismej.2017.177.

Purahong W., Wubet T., Lentendu G., Hoppe B., Jariyavidyanont K., Arnstadt T., Baber K., Otto P., Kellner H., Hofrichter M., Bauhus J., Weisser W. W., Krüger D., Schulze E.-D., Kahl T., Buscot F. (2018): Determinants of deadwood-inhabiting fungal communities in temperate forest: molecular evidence from a large scale deadwood decomposition experiment. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:2120. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02120.

Rana R., Herz K., Bruelheide H., Dietz S., Haider S., Jandt U., Pena R. (2018): Leaf Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) biochemical profile of grassland plant species related to land-use intensity. Ecological Indicators 84, 803-810. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.09.047.

Renner S. C., Suarez-Rubio M., Kaiser S., Nieschulze J., Kalko E. K. V., Tschapka M., Jung K. (2018): Divergent response to forest structure of two mobile vertebrate groups. Forest Ecology and Management 415–416, 129-138. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2018.02.028.

Richter A., Schöning I., Kahl T., Bauhus J., Ruess L. (2018): Regional environmental conditions shape microbial community structure stronger than local forest management intensity. Forest Ecology and Management 409, 250-259. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2017.11.027.

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. (2018): The impact of even-aged and uneven-aged forest management on regional biodiversity of multiple taxa in European beech forests. Journal of Applied Ecology 55 (1), 267–278. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12950.

Schall P., Schulze E.-D., Fischer M., Ayasse M., Ammer C. (2018): Relations between forest management, stand structure and productivity across different types of Central European forests. Basic and Applied Ecology 32, 39-52. https://doi.org

Schöps R., Goldmann K., Herz K., Lentendu G., Schöning I., Bruelheide H., Wubet T., Buscot F. (2018): Land-use intensity rather than plant functional identity shapes bacterial and fungal rhizosphere communities. Frontiers in Microbiology 9:2711. https://doi.org

Seibold S. (2018): Bedeutung natürlicher Waldentwicklung für die Biodiversität. Allgemeine Forst Zeitschrift/Der Wald 20, 12-13

Seidel D. (2018): A holistic approach to determine tree structural complexity based on laser scanning data and fractal analysis. Ecology and Evolution 8 (1), 128–134. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3661.

Seidel D., Annighöfer P., Ehbrecht M., Ammer C., Schall P. (2018): Applying fractal analysis to stem distribution maps. Ecological Indicators 93, 243-246. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.05.016.

Soliveres S., Lehmann A., Boch S., Altermatt F., Carrara F., Crowther T. W., Delgado‐Baquerizo M., Kempel A., Maynard D. S., Rillig M. C., Singh B. K., Trivedi P., Allan E. (2018): Intransitive competition is common across five major taxonomic groups and is driven by productivity, competitive rank and functional traits. Journal of Ecology 106 (3), 852–864. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12959.

Solly E., Brunner I., Helmisaari H.-S., Herzog C., Leppälammi-Kujansuu J., Schöning I., Schrumpf M., Schweingruber F., Trumbore S., Hagedorn F. (2018): Unravelling the age of fine roots of temperate and boreal forests. Nature Communications 9:3006. doi: 10.1038/S41467-018-05460-6.

Sorkau E., Boch S., Boeddinghaus R., Bonkowski M., Fischer M., Kandeler E., Klaus V., Kleinebecker T., Marhan S., Müller J., Prati D., Schöning I., Schrumpf M., Weinert J., Oelmann Y. (2018): The role of soil chemical properties, land use and plant diversity for microbial phosphorus in forest and grassland soils. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 181 (2), 185-197. doi: 10.1002/jpln.201700082.

Venter P. C., Nitsche F., Arndt H. (2018): The hidden diversity of flagellated protists in soil. Protist 169 (3), 432-449. doi: 10.1016/j.protis.2018.04.007.

Venter P. C., Nitsche F., Scherwass A., Arndt H. (2018): Discrepancies between molecular and morphological databases of soil ciliates studied for temperate grasslands of central Europe. Protist 169 (4), 521-538. doi: 10.1016/j.protis.2018.04.001.

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Herbert D. B. (2018): Comparative transcriptome analysis and phenotypic monitoring of Trifolium pratense (Fabaceae) under land use scenarios. Dissertation, Universität Gießen

König J. (2018): Fungal grass endophytes and their dependence on land-use intensity. Dissertation,Universität Würzburg

Nguyen Q. D. (2018): Diversity and function of root-associated fungal communities in relation to nitrogen nutrition in temperate forests. Dissertation, Universität Göttingen

Schäfer D. (2018): Diversity-stability relationships in temperate grasslands and forests of differing land-use intensities. Dissertation,Universität Bern

Sorkau E. (2018): Land use and biodiversity effects on P-transformation in soil. Dissertation, Universität Tübingen

Storch F. (2018): Influence of harvesting intensity on species and structural diversity of forests. Dissertation, Universität Freiburg

Thieme L. (2018): Dissolved organic matter in differently managed forest ecosystems. Dissertation,TU Berlin

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Aßmann N. F. (2018): Identification and characterization of antibiotic resistance genes derived from soil metagenomes. Bachelorarbeit, Universität Göttingen

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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

Reichel-Jung K. (2015): Ein Einblick in die Biodiversitätsexploratorien. Blätter des Schwäbischen Albvereins 2/2015, 12-15

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



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

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

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

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

Hoppe B. (2015): Microbial diversity and community structure in deadwood of Fagus sylvatica L. and Picea abies (L.) H. Karst. Dissertation, Universität 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, Universität Osnabrück

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

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

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

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

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

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



Abele M. (2015): Der Einfluss chemischer Signale auf Dungpräferenzen von Dungkäfern. Bachelorarbeit, Universität Würzburg

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

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

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

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

Grunz S. (2015): Regeneration eines Wurzelherbivoren - Grünlandpflanzensystems: Konsequenzen der Wurzelherbivorie für die Pflanzengemeinschaft. Masterarbeit, 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. Masterarbeit, Universität Ulm

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

Kubotsch C. (2015): Einfluss der Landnutzungsintensität auf die Biodiversität zersetzender Käfer (Coleoptera: Silphidae). Staatsexamen, Universität Ulm

Mertens D. (2015): Untersuchungen zur Bodensamenbank im Grünland: Effekte experimenteller Oberbodenstörung. Bachelorarbeit, Universität Münster

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

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

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

Ostertag J. (2015): Der Einfluss der Vegetationsstruktur auf die Schalltransmission. Staatsexamen, Universität Freiburg

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

Reichling R. P. (2015): Resilience of grassland in the Biodiversity Exploratories. Bachelorarbeit, Universität Münster

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

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

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

Unger E. M. (2015): Phylogenetic diversity as proxy for functional diversity. Masterarbeit, Universität Göttingen

Vogt L. M. (2015): Einfluss der Landnutzung auf die Palatabilität von Dactylis glomerata L. Bachelorarbeit, Universität Münster

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

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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), 3767–3776. 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

Liu Y., Rothenwöhrer C., Scherber C., Batáry P., Elek Z., Steckel J., Erasmi S., Tscharntke T., Westphal C. (2014): Functional beetle diversity in managed grasslands: effects of region, landscape context and land use intensity. Landscape Ecology 29 (3), 529-540. doi: 10.1007/s10980-014-9987-0

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 across Central Europe. 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

Wiesner K. R., Habel J. C., Gossner M. M., Loxdale H. D., Köhler G., Schneider A. R. R., Tiedemann R., Weisser W. W. (2014): Effects of habitat structure and land-use intensity on the genetic structure of the grasshopper species Chorthippus parallelus. The Royal Society Open Science 1: 140133. doi: 10.1098/rsos.140133



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

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

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



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

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

Geyer M. (2014): Dungpräferenzen bei heimischen Mistkäferarten. Bachelorarbeit, Universität Würzburg

Jonov R. (2014): Charakterisierung von cDom mittels Fluoreszenzanalyse. Bachelorarbeit, TU Berlin

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

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

Rüdy M. (2014): Stickstoffbilanz von mitteleuropäischem Grünland unterschiedlicher Nutzungsintensität. Masterarbeit, Universität Bern

Smiatek M. (2014): Grazing and its ecological effects: A new index for grazing intensity in grasslands. Bachelorarbeit, Universität 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. Masterarbeit, Universität Göttingen

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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

Kalinkat G., Schneider F. D., Digel C., Guill G., Rall B. C., Brose U. (2013): Body masses, functional responses and predator–prey stability. Ecology Letter 16 (9), 1126-1134. doi: 10.1111/ele.12147

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

Wellner S., Lodders N., Glaeser S. P., Kämpfer P. (2013): Methylobacterium trifolii sp. nov. and Methylobacterium thuringiense sp. nov., methanol-utilizing, pink-pigmented bacteria isolated from leaf surfaces. International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology 63, 2690–2699. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.047787-0



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

Lüling J. (2013): Kleinräumige Variabilität und saisonale Dynamik der chemischen Biomassezusammensetzung eines Graslandes in der Schwäbischen Alb. Diplomarbeit, Universität 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. Diplomarbeit, Universität Tübingen

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

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

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

Schäfer F. (2013): Characterizing microbial activity in coniferous and deciduous forest soils. Bachelorarbeit, Universität Jena

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

Steckel M. (2013): Ektomykorrhiza-Gesellschaften im Buchenwald: Beeinflussung durch abgestorbene Wurzeln. Bachelorarbeit, Universität Göttingen

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

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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

Hodac L., Hallmann C., Rosenkranz H., Faßhauer F., Friedl T. (2012): Molecular Evidence for theWide Distribution of Two Lineages of Terrestrial Green Algae (Chlorophyta) over Tropics to Temperate Zone.. ISRN Ecology 2012, ID 795924. doi: 10.5402/2012/795924

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

Pallmann P., Schaarschmidt F., Hothorn L. A., Fischer C., Nacke H., Priesnitz K. U., Schork N. J. (2012): Assessing group differences in biodiversity by simultaneously testing a user-defined selection of diversity indices. Molekular Ecology Resources 12 (6), 1068-1078. https://doi.org

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Bülter S. (2012): Räumliche Variabilität der chemischen Zusammensetzung oberirdischer Grünlandbiomasse entlang eines Landnutzungsgradienten. Bachelorarbeit, Universität Münster

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Treitler J. (2012): Divergent response of bats and insects to land use and soil types in agricultural grassland systems. Diplomarbeit, Universität 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. Diplomarbeit, Universität Tübingen.

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

Wittig S. (2012): Interannuelle Variabilität der Aufwuchsqualität von Wirtschaftsgrünland entlang eines Landnutzungsgradienten. Bachelorarbeit, Universität Münster.

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


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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., Kalko E.K.V. (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 62, 728-734. doi: 10.1099/ijs.0.027102-0



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keller S. (2011): Local adaptation of Plantago lanceolata to different land use regimes. Masterarbeit, Universität Bern

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Will C., Nacke H., Daniel R. (2010): Charakterisierung und Nutzung der bakteriellen Diversität in Bodenmetagenomen. GenomXpress 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



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.



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

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



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

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

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

Baumhaker H. (2010): Effekte unterschiedlicher Wurzelherbivore auf Mykorrhizierung und Wachstum verschiedener Pflanzen. Bachelorarbeit, 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. Bachelorarbeit, Universität Würzburg

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

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

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

Geisen S. (2010): Soil amoebae (Acanthamoeba castellanii) alter plant competition between Plantago lanceolata and Rumex acetosellain presence of mycophagous Collimonasbacteria. Masterarbeit, Universität Köln.

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

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

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

Hetz S. (2010): Saisonale Dynamiken von Genmarkern methylotropher Bakterien in belüfteten Böden. Bachelorarbeit, Universität Bayreuth

Husmann H. (2010): Diversity and function of amoebae (Protozoa) from woodland soils of Biodiversity Exploratories. Diplomarbeit, Universität Köln

Johnke J. (2010): Wie beeinflusst Landnutzung die Diversität von Protisten im Boden? Masterarbeit, Universität Leipzig

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

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

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

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

Schwarz C. (2010): Vorhersage kompositorischer Merkmale von Grünland mittels Nahinfrarotspektroskopie (NIRS). Bachelorarbeit, Universität Münster

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

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


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

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



Becker C. (2009): Interaktion von Protozoen (Acanthamoeba sp.) Mykorrhiza und endophytischen Pilzen auf das Wachstum von Weidelgras (Lolium perenne). Bachelorarbeit, Universität Köln

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

Ebertsch L. (2009): Methanol-oxidierende Mikroorganismen in belüfteten Böden. Bachelorarbeit, Universität Bayreuth

Geesink P. (2009): Der Einfluss von Landnutzung auf Herbivorie an Buchen. Bachelorarbeit, Universität Jena

Geuß D. (2009): Einfluss von Stickstoffdüngung auf die Herbivorie an Plantago lanceolata. Bachelorarbeit, FU Berlin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lüpke N.v. (2009): Bestandsvorrat und Baumartenvielfalt Kleinparzellierter Privatwälder im Vergleich zu anderen Bewirtschaftungsformen. Masterarbet, Universität Göttingen

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

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

Nowka B. (2009): Identifizierung und Charakterisierung von Genen für lipolytische Enzyme aus Bodenproben des Nationalparks Hainich. Diplomarbeit, Universität Göttinge

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? Diplomarbeit 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. Diplomarbeit, Universität Giessen

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

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

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

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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



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

Glatzle S. (2008): Räumliche Heterogenität mikrobieller Enzymaktivitäten in Grünlandböden der Schwäbischen Alb. Bachelorarbeit, Universität Hohenheim

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

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

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

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

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

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

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