Team

AG Wirth / Weigelt 2019

Our working group

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Our Research Areas

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Systematic Botany and Functional Biodiversity

We examine the functional consequences of biodiversity in terrestrial ecosystems focusing on grasslands and forests. Our group integrates botany with the ecology of plants, community and ecosystems with implications for conservation and management.

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Field of Jena Experiment
Students during the fieldwork in the forest
River Mulde with woods holding the water
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Teaching

Students and Prof. Wirth in an excursion

Our teaching courses

Here you can find our courses and internship possibilities.

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Summer teaching AG Wirth/Weigelt
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Internship Okt 2010

Publications

In Review

  • Langer, L., Burghardt, M., Borgards, R., Köhring, E., & Wirth C. Digital Environmental Humanities – Zum Potential von „Computational and Literary Biodiversity Studies“ (CoLiBiS). DHd Conference 2022 Proceedings, submitted.
  • Schulz-Zunkel C, Seele-Dilbat C, Anlanger C, Baborowski M, Bondar-Kunze E, Brauns M, Gapinski CM, Gründling R, von Haaren C, Hein T, Henle K, Junge F, Kasperidus H, Koll K, Kretz L, Rast G, Schnauder I, Scholz M, Schrenner H, Sendek A, Sprößig C, Tavares C, Vieweg M, von Tümpling W, Weitere M, Wirth C, Wunsch T, Dziock F. Effective restoration measures in river-floodplain ecosystems: lessons learned from the `Wilde Mulde` project. International Review of Hydrobiology, submitted.
  • Seele-Dilbat C, Kretz L, Wirth C. Vegetation of natural and anthropogenic riverbanks and early effects of removal of bank fixation. International Review of Hydrobiology, submitted.
  • Kretz L, Bondar-Kunze E, Hein T, Richter R, Schulz-Zunkel C, Seele-Dilbat C, van der Plas F, Vieweg M, Wirth C. Vegetation characteristics control sediment and nutrient retention on but not underneath vegetation. Freshwater biology, submitted
  • Veldhuis MP, de Keersmaecker W, Craven D, O'Brien KR, Isbell F, Tilman D, Bahn M, Beierkuhnlein C, Bezemer TM, Bönisch G, Buchmann N, Byun C, Catford JA, Cerabolini BEL, Connolly J, Cornelissen JHC, Craine JM, de Luca E, Deutschmann D, Dolezal J, Eisenhauer N, Guo Q, Hector A, Hunt C, Jentsch A, Kattge J, Kreyling J, Lanta V, Leps J, Minden V, Onipchenko V, Polley HW, Reich PB, Roscher C, van Ruijven J, Schamp B, Soudzilovskaia NA, Tracy BF, Weigelt A, Wilsey B, Tarnita CE, Pringle RM : A resistance-recovery continuum in ecology. Nature, submitted.
  • Kattge J, Díaz S, Lavorel S, Leadley P, Tautenhahn S, Werner G, Wirth C : Twelve years of TRY – towards a third generation of plant trait data assimilation and sharing. Global Change Ecology, submitted.
  • Bakker L, Mommer L, Barry K, van Ruijven J : Focusing on individual plants to understand complementarity effects at the community scale: the case of root distribution in biodiversity experiments. Journal of Ecology, submitted.
  • Peterson CJ, Ribeiro GHPM, Negrón-Juárez RI, Magnabosco Marra D, Chambers JQ, Higuchi N, Lima AN, Cannon JB: Estimates of wind speeds necessary to topple central Amazon trees sugest that wind may be an extremely common agent of disturbance. FORESTS, in review.

2021

  • Messier, C., Bauhus, J., Sousa-Silva, R., Auge, H., Baeten, L., Barsoum, N., Bruelheide, H., Caldwell, B., Cavender-Bares, J., Dhiedt, E., Eisenhauer, N., Ganade, G., Gravel, D., Guillemot, J., Hall, J.S., Hector, A., Hérault, B.‬, Jactel, H., Koricheva, J., Kreft, H., Mereu, S., Muys, B., Nock, C.A., Paquette, A., Parker, J.D., Perring, M.P., Ponette, Q., Potvin, C., Reich, P.B., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schnabel, F., Verheyen, K., Weih, M., Wollni, M., Zemp, D.C‬. For the sake of resilience and multifunctionality, let’s diversify planted forests! Conservation Letters. Online Article.
  • Weigelt A., Mommer L., Andraczek K., Iversen C.M., Bergmann J., Bruelheide H., Fan Y., Freschet G.T., Guerrero-Ramírez N.R., Kattge J., Kuyper, T.W., Laughlin D.C., Meier I.C., van der Plas F., Poorter H., Roumet C., van Ruijven J., Sabatini F.M., Semchenko M., Sweeney C.J., Valverde-Barrantes O.J., York L.M. and McCormack M.L. An integrated framework of plant form and function: The belowground perspective. New Phytologist. Online Article.
  • Laughlin, D.C., Mommer, L., Sabatini, F.M. et al and Weigelt A. Root traits explain plant species distributions along climatic gradients yet challenge the nature of ecological trade-offs. Nat Ecol Evol. Online Article.
  • Schwarz, J, Schnabel, F, Bauhus, J. A conceptual framework and experimental design for analysing the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (BEF) in agroforestry systems. Basic and Applied Ecology. Online Article.
  • Sendek A, Gapinski CM, Kretz L, van der Plas F, Schulz-Zunkel C, Seele-Dilbat C, Vieweg M, Bondar-Kunze E, Weigelt A, Wirth C. Floodplain ecosystems functioning from a stakeholders’ perspective. A multifunctionality approach. International Review of Hydrobiology.
  • Kretz L, Koll K, Seele-Dilbat C, van der Plas F, Weigelt A, Wirth C. Vegetation structure alter fine sediment retention on and underneath herbaceous vegetation in a flume experiment. PLoS ONE. Online Article.
  • Kretz L, Koll K, Seele-Dilbat C, van der Plas F, Weigelt A, Wirth C. Plant structural diversity alters sediment retention on and underneath herbaceous vegetation in a flume experiment. International Review of Hydrobiology, Online Article.
  • Barry KE, Pinter GA, Strini J W, Yang K, Lauko I G, Schnitzer SA, Clark AT, Cowles J, Mori AS,  Williams L, Peter B. Reich PB, Wright AJ. A graphical null model for scaling biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships. em>Journal of Ecology, 109,3, Online Article.
  • Guimarães-Steinicke C, Weigelt A, Proulx R, Lanners T, Eisenhauer N, Duque-Lazo J, Reu B, Roscher C, Wagg C, Buchmann N, Wirth C. Biodiversity facets affect community surface temperature via 3D canopy structure in grassland communities. Journal of Ecology, Online Article.
  • Barry K, Schnitzer S A : Are we missing the forest for the trees? Spatial patterns of diversity in temperate deciduous forests. bioRxiv, Online Article.
  • Schnabel F, Liu X, Kunz M, Barry KE, Bongers FJ, Bruelheide H, Fichtner A, Härdtle W, Li S, Pfaff C-T, Schmid B, Schwarz JA, Tang Z, Yang B, Bauhus J,  von Oheimb G, Ma K, Wirth C. Hydraulic diversity stabilizes productivity in a large-scale subtropical tree biodiversity experiment. bioRxiv, Online Article.
  • Schnabel F, Purrucker S, Schmitt L, Engelmann RA, Kahl A, Richter R, Seele-Dilbat C, Georgios Skiadaresis, Wirth C. Cumulative growth and stress responses to the 2018-2019 drought in a European floodplain forest. bioRxiv, Online Article.
  • Wirth C, Engelmann RA, Haack N, Hartmann H, Richter R, Schnabel F, Scholz M, Seele-Dilbat C. Naturschutz und Klimawandel im Leipziger Auwald: Ein Biodiversitätshotspot an der Belastungsgrenze. Biologie in unserer Zeit, Online Article.

2020

  • Schaub S, Finger R, Leiber F, Probst S, Kreuzer M, Weigelt A, Buchmann N, Scherer-Lorenzen M : Plant diversity effects on forage quality, yield and revenues of semi-natural grasslands. Nature Communications, Online Article.
  • Jochum M, Fischer M, Isbell F, Roscher C, van der Plas A, Boch S, Boenisch G, Buchmann N, Catford JA, Cavender-Bares J, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Gleixner G, Hölzel N, Kattge J, Klaus V, Kleinebecker T, Lange M, Le Provost G, Meyer ST, Molina-Venegas R, Mommer L, Oelmann Y, Penone C, Prati D, Reich PB, Rindisbacher A, Schäfer D, Scheu S, Schmid B, Tilman D, Tscharntke T, Vogel A, Wagg C, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Wilcke W, Manning P : The results of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiments are realistic.em>Nature Ecology & Evolution, Online Article.
  • Wagemaker CAMW, Mommer L, Visser EJW, Weigelt A, van Gurp TP, Smit-Tiekstra AE, de Kroon H : msGBS: A new high-throughput approach to quantify species proportions in root samples of multi-species plant communities.GMolecular Ecology Resources, Online Article.
  • Guerrero-Ramírez NR, Mommer L, Freschet GT, Iversen CM, McCormack ML, Kattge J, Poorter H, van der Plas F, Bermann J, Kuyper TW, York LM, Bruelheide H, Laughlin DC, Meier IC, Roumet C, Semchenko M, Sweeney CJ, van Ruijven J, Valverde-Barrantes OJ, Aubin I Catford JA, Manning P, Martin A, Milla R, Minden V, Pausas JG, Smith SW, Soudzilovskaia NA, Ammer C, Butterfield B, Craine J, Cornelissen JHC, de Vries FT, Isaac ME, Kramer K, König C, Lamb EG, Onipchenko VG, Peñuelas J, Reich PB, Rillig MC, Sack L, Shipley B, Tedersoo L, Valladares F, van Bodegom P, Weigelt P, Wright JP & Weigelt A :Global root traits (GRooT) database. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 30,1, Online Article.
  • Wright A J, Mommer L, Barry K, van Ruijven J : Stress gradients and biodiversity: environmental amelioration drives stronger biodiversity effects during drought years. Journal of Ecology, 101, 1,e03193, Online Article.
  • Lama S, Velescu A, Leimer S, Weigelt A, Chen H, Eisenhauer N, Scheu S, Oelmann Y, Wilcke W. Plant diversity decreased gross nitrogen mineralization and microbial ammo-nium consumption in a grassland experiment. Oecologia, 193, pages731–748, Online Article.
  • Freiberg M, Winter M, Gentile A, Ziska A, Muellner-Riehl A-N, Weigelt A, Wirth C: LCVP, The Leipzig catalogue of vascular plants, a new taxonomic reference list for all known vascular plants. Sci Data,7, 416 , Online Article.
  • Herrmann M, Geesink P, Richter R, Küsel K: Canopy position has a stronger effect than tree species identity on phyllosphere bacterial diversity in a floodplain hardwood forest. bioRxiv, Online Article.
  • Nordt B, Hensen I, Bucher, SF, Freiberg M, Primack RB, Stevens AD, Bonn A, Wirth C, Jakubka D, Plos C, Sporbert M, Römermann C: The PhenObs initiative: A standardised protocol for monitoring phenological responses to climate change using herbaceous plant species in botanical gardens. Functional Ecology, Online Article.
  • Ulrich J, Bucher SF, Eisenhauer N, Schmidt A, Türke M, Gebler A, Barry K, Lange M, and Römermann C: Invertebrate Decline Leads to Shifts in Plant Species Abundance and Phenology. Frontiers in Plant Science , 11, Online Article.
  • van der Plas F, Schröder-Georgi T, Weigelt A, Barry K, Meyer S, Alzate A, Barnard RL, et al.: Plant Traits Alone Are Poor Predictors of Ecosystem Properties and Long-Term Ecosystem Functioning. Nature Ecology & Evolution,4, no. 12: 1602–11, Online Article.
  • Clark AT, Lindsay AT, Tredennick A, Allan E, Harpole WS, Mayfield MM, Soliveres S, et al.: Predicting Species Abundances in a Grassland Biodiversity Experiment: Trade-Offs between Model Complexity and Generality. Journal of Ecology ,108, no. 2: 774;87, Online Article.
  • Guillemot J, Kunz M., Schnabel F, Fichtner A, Madsen C P, Gebauer T, Härdtle W, von Oheimb G, Potvin C: Neighbourhood-mediated shifts in tree biomass allocation drive overyielding in tropical species mixtures. New Phytologist, Online Article.
  • Bergmann J,Weigelt A, van der Plas F, Laughlin D, Kuyper T W, Guerrero-Ramirez N, Valverde-Barrantes O J, Bruelheide H, Freschet G T, Iversen C M, Kattge J, McCormack M- L, Ina C Meier I M, Rillig M C, Roumet C, Semchenko M, Sweeney C J, van Ruijven J, Larry M York L M, Mommer L : The fungal collaboration gradient dominates the root economics space in plants. Science Advances, 6 (27),Online Article.
  • Schwarz J, Skiadaresis G, Kohler M, Kunz J, Schnabel F, Vitali V, Bauhus J : Quantifying Growth Responses of Trees to Drought—a Critique of Commonly Used Resilience Indices and Recommendations for Future Studies. Current Forestry Reports. Online Article.
  • Kretz L, Seele C, van der Plas F, Weigelt A, Wirth C : Leaf area and pubescence drive sedimentation on leaves surfaces during flooding. Oecologia, 460: 117851, Online Article.
  • Donoso PJ, Ojeda PF, Schnabel F, Nyland RD : Initial responses in growth, production, and regeneration following selection cuttings with varying residual densities in evergreen hardwood-dominated temperate rainforests in Chile.Forests, 11, 412, Online Article.
  • Buzhdygan OY, Meyer ST, Weisser WW, Eisenhauer N, Ebeling A, Borrett SR, Buch-mann N, Cortois R, De Deyn GB, de Kroon H, Gleixner G, Hertzog LR, Hines J, Lange M, Mommer L, Ravenek J, Scherber C, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Scheu S, Schmid B, Steinauer K, Strecker T, Tietjen B, Vogel A, Weigelt A, Petermann JS : Biodiversity increases multitrophic energy use efficiency, flow and storage in grasslands. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 4, pages:393–405 Online Article.
  • Fichtner A, Schnabel F, Bruelheide H, Kunz M, Mausolf K, Schuldt A, Härdtle W, von Oheimb G: Neighbourhood diversity mitigates drought impacts on tree growth. Journal of Ecology,108 , 3,Online Article.
  • Richter R, Heim A, Heim W, Kamp J, Vohland M: Combining Multiband Remote Sensing and Hierarchical Distance Sampling to Establish Drivers of Bird Abundance. Remote Sensing, 12(1), 38, Online Article.
  • Patzak R, Richter R, Engelmann R A,Wirth C: Tree crowns as meeting points of diversity generating mechanisms – a test with epiphytic lichens in a temperate forest. bioRxiv, Online Article.
  • Herrmann M, Geesink P, Richter R, Küsel K: Canopy position has a stronger effect than tree species identity on phyllosphere bacterial diversity in a floodplain hardwood forest. bioRxiv, doi.org/10.1101/2020.02.07.939058
  • Ma X, Migliavacca M, Wirth C, Bohn F J, Huth A, Richter R, Mahecha M D: Monitoring Plant Functional Diversity Using the Reflectance and Echo from Space. Remote Sensing, 12, 1248, Online Article.
  • Dietrich P, Roeder A, Cesarz S, Eisenhauer N, Ebeling A, Schmid B, Schulze ED, Wagg C,Weigelt A, Roscher C : Nematode community, nutrient economy, and life-cycle characteristics jointly determine plant monoculture performance over 12-years. Oikos, 129: 466–479, Online Article.
  • Schaub S, Finger R, Leiber F, Probst S, Kreuzer M, Weigelt A, Buchmann N, Scherer-Lorenzen M : Plant diversity effects on forage quality, yield and revenues of semi-natural grasslands.Nature Communications, Online Article.
  • Madsen C, Potvin C, Moore T, Hall J, Sinacore K, Turner B, Schnabel F: Coarse Root Architecture: Teasing Out Neighbourhood and Abiotic Environmental Effects on Five Tropical Tree Species Growing in Mixtures and Monocultures.Forest Ecology and Management, 460: 117851, Online Article.
  • Kunstler G, Guyennon A, Ratcliffe S, Rüger N, Ruiz‐Benito P, Childs DZ, Dahlgren J, Lehtonen A, Thuiller W, Wirth C, Zavala MA, Salguero‐Gomez R: Demographic performance of European tree species at their hot and cold climatic edges.Journal of Ecology, 2021; 109: 1041– 1054, Online Article.
  • Volf M, Weinhold A., Seifert C L, Holicovà T, Uthe H, Alander E, Richter R, Salminen J-P, Wirth C, van Dam N M: Branch-Localized Induction Promotes Efficacy of Volatile Defences and Herbivore Predation in Trees. Journal of Chemical Ecology, Online Article.
  • Rüger N, Condit R, Dent DH, DeWalt SJ, Hubbell ST, Lichstein JW, Lopez OR, Wirth C, Farrior CE: Demographic trade-offs predict tropical forest dynamics. Science, 165-168, Online Article.
  • Kühl HS, Bowler DE, Bösch L, Bruelheide H, Dauber J, Eichenberg D, Eisenhauer N, Fernández N, Guerra CA, Henle K, Herbinger I, Isaac NJB, Jansen F, König-Ries B, Kühn I, Nilsen EB, Pe'er G, Richter A, Schulte R, Settele J, van Dam NM, Voigt M, Wägele WJ, Wirth C, Bonn A: Effective Biodiversity Monitoring Needs a Culture of Integration, One Earth, 3, (4),462-474, Online Article.
  • Weise H, Auge H, Baessler C, Bärlund I, Bennett EM, Berger U, Bohn F, Bonn A, Borchardt D, Brand F, Chatzinotas A, Corstanje R, De Laender F, Dietrich P, Dunker S, Durka W, Fazey I, Groeneveld J, Guilbaud CSE, Harms H, Harpole S, Harris J, Jax K. Jeltsch F, Johst K, Joshi J, Klotz S, Kühn I, Kuhlicke C, Müller B, Radchuk V, Reuter H, Rinke K, Schmitt‐Jansen M, Seppelt R, Singer A, Standish RJ, Thulke H‐H, Tietjen B, Weitere M, Wirth C, Wolf C. and Grimm, V. (2020), Resilience trinity: safeguarding ecosystem functioning and services across three different time horizons and decision contexts. Oikos, 129: 445-456, Online Article.
  • Francioli F, van Rijssel SQ, van Ruijven J, Termorshuizen AJ, Anne Cotton TE, Dumbrell AJ, Raaijmakers JM, Weigelt A, Mommer L.: Plant functional group drives the community structureof saprophytic fungi in a grassland biodiversity experiment. Plant Soil,Online Article.

2019

  • Kupers SJ, Wirth C, Engelbrecht BMJ, Hérnandez A, Condit R, Wright SJ, Rüger N : Performance of tropical forest seedlings facing shade and drought: an interspecific tradeoff in demographic responses. Scientific Reports, Online Article.
  • Clark A T, Turnbull L A, Tredennick A, Allan E, Harpole W S, Mayfield M, Soliveres S, Barry K, Eisenhauer N, Fischer M, de Kroon H, Meyer S, Rosenbaum B, Wagg C, Feng Y, Roscher C, Schmid B : Predicting species abundances in a grassland biodiversity experiment: Trade-offs between model complexity and generality. Journal of Ecology, Online Article.
  • Clark, A.T., Turnbull, L.A., Tredennick, A., Allan, E., Harpole, W.S., Mayfield, M., Soliveres, S., Barry, K.E., Eisenhauer, N., Fischer, M., de Kroon, H., Meyer, S., Rosenbaum, B., Wagg, C., Feng, Y., Roscher, C., & Schmid, B. Predicting species abundances in a grassland biodiversity experiment: Trade-offs between model complexity and generality. In review, Journal of Ecology: Submitted 18.1.2019
  • Ampoorter E, Barbaro L, Jactel H, Baeten L, Boberg J, Carnol M, Castagneyrol B, Charbonnier Y, Dawud S, Deconchat M, De Smedt P, De Wandeler H, Guyot V, Hattenschwiler S, Joly F, Koricheva J, Milligan H, Muys B, Nguyen D, Ratcliffe S, Raulund-Rasmussen K, Scherer-Lorenzen M, van der Plas A, Verheyen K, Vesterdal L, Allan E: Tree diversity is key for promoting the diversity and abundance of forest-associated taxa in Europe. Oikos, Online Article.
  • Roth V-N, Lange M, Simon C, Hertkorn N, Bucher S, Goodall T, Griffiths R, Mellado-Vázquez P, Mommer L, Oram N, Weigelt A, Dittmar T, Gleixner G : Persistence of dissolved organic matter explained by molecular changes during its passage through soil".Nature Geoscience,Online Article.
  • Engelmann R A,, Haack N, Henle K, Kasperidus H D, Nissen S, Schlegel M, Scholz M, Seele-Dilbat C, Wirth C : Reiner Prozessschutz gefährdet Artenvielfalt im Leipziger Auwald. UFZ Discussion Papers, (ISSN 1436-140X): 1-14,Online Article.
  • Barry K, van Ruijven J., Mommer L, Bai Y, Beierkuhnlein C, Buchmann N, de Kroon H, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Guimarães-Steinicke C, Hildebrandt A, Isbell I, Milcu A, Neßhöver C, Reich P, Roscher C, Sauheitl L, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Tilman D, Schmid B, von Felten S, Weigelt A : Limited evidence for spatial resource partitioning across temperate grassland biodiversity experiments.Ecology,Online Article.
  • Guimarães-Steinicke C, Weigelt A, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Duque-Lazo J, Reu B, Roscher C, Wagg C, Wirth C : Terrestrial laser scanning reveals temporal changes in biodiversity mechanisms driving grassland productivity. Advances in Ecological Research, 61, 133-161, Online Article.
  • Barry K, Weigelt A, van Ruijven J, de Kroon H, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Gessler A, Ravenek J, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Oram N J, Vogel A, Mommer L : Above and belowground overyielding are related at the community and species level in a grassland biodiversity experiment. Advances in Ecological Research61, 55-89, Online Article.
  • Barry K, de Kroon H, Dietrich P, Harpole S, Roeder A, Schmid B, Clark A T, Mayfield M M, Wagg C, Roscher C : Linking species coexistence to ecosystem functioning – a conceptual framework from ecological first principles. Advances in Ecological Research61, 265-296, Online Article.
  • Vogel A, Manning P, Cadotte MW, Cowles J, Isbell F, Jousset ALC, Kimmel K, Meyer ST, Reich PB, Roscher C, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Tilman D, Weigelt A, Wright AJ, Eisenhauer N, Wagg C : Lost in trait space: Species-poor communities are inflexible in prop-erties that drive ecosystem functioning. Advances in Ecological Research,61, 91-131, Online Article.
  • Eisenhauer N, Schielzeth H, Barnes A,Barry K, Bonn A, Brose U, Bruelheide H, Buchmann N, Buscot F, Ebeling A, Ferlian O, Freschet G T, Giling D P, Hättenschwiler S, Hillebrand H, Hines J, Isbell F, Koller-France E, König-Ries B, de Kroon H, Meyer S T, Milcu A, Nock C A, Petermann J S, Roscher C, Scherber C, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schmid B, Schnitzer S A, Tscharntke T, Türke M, van Dam N M, van der Plas A, Vogel A, Wagg C, Wardle D A,Weigelt A, Weisser W W,Wirth C, Jochum M : A multitrophic perspective on biodiversity–ecosystem functioning research.Advances in Ecological Research61, 1-54, Online Article.
  • Craven D, Winter M, Hotzel K, Gaikwad J, Eisenhauer N, Hohmuth M, König-Ries B, Wirth C : Evolution of interdisciplinarity in biodiversity science. Ecology and Evolution, Online Article.
  • Schnabel F, Schwarz JA, Danescu A, Fichtner A, Nock CA, Bauhus J, Potvin C : Drivers of productivity and its temporal stability in a tropical tree diversity experiment.Global Change Biology, Online Article
  • Wagg C, Barry K, O’Brien M J, McKenzie-Gopsill A, Roscher C, Eisenhauer N, Schmid B. : Reply to: Pillai & Gouhier: Not even wrong: The spurious measurement of biodiversity’s effects on ecosystem functioning. Ecology, Online Article.
  • Jochum M, Fischer M, Isbell F, Roscher C, van der Plas A, Boch S, Boenisch G, Buchmann N, Catford JA, Cavender-Bares J, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Gleixner G, Hölzel N, Kattge J, Klaus V, Kleinebecker T, Lange M, Le Provost G, Meyer ST, Molina-Venegas R, Mommer L, Oelmann Y, Penone C, Prati D, Reich PB, Rindisbacher A, Schäfer D, Scheu S, Schmid B, Tilman D, Tscharntke T, Vogel A, Wagg C, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Wilcke W, Manning P : The results of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experi-ments are realistic. Preprint posted on bioRxiv, Online Article.
  • Clark A T, Barry K, Roscher C, Buchmann T, Loreau M, Harpole W S: Estimating Complementarity and Selection Effects from an Incomplete Sample of Species.Methods in Ecology and Evolution, Online Article.
  • Ma X, Mahecha M, Migliavacca M, van der Plas A, Benavides R, Ratcliffe S, Kattge J, Richter R , Musavi T, Baeten L, Bohn F, Bouriaud O, Bussoti F, Coppi A, Domisch T, Huth A, Jaroszewicz B, Joswig J, Pabón D, Papale D, Selvi F, Laurin GV, Reichstein M, Wirth C : Inferring plant functional diversity from space: exploring the potentials of Sentinel-2. Remote Sensing of the Environment,233 : 111368, Online Article.
  • Kupers SJ, Wirth C, Engelbrecht BMJ, Wright SJ, Rüger N: Dry season soil water potential maps of the 50-ha plot on Barro Colorado Island (BCI), Panama. Scientific Data,6:63, Online Article.
  • Siebert J, Thakur MP, Reitz T, Schädler M, Schulz E, Yin R, Weigelt A, Eisenhauer N : Extensive grassland-use sustains high levels of soil biological activity, but does not alleviate detrimental climate change effects. Advances in Ecological Research, 60 25-58, Online Article.
  • Möller B, Chen H, Schmidt T, Zieschank A, Patzak R, Manfred Türke, Weigelt A, Posch S: rhizoTrak: A flexible open source Fiji plugin for user-friendly manual annotation of time-series images from minirhizotron. Plant and Soil, Online Article
  • Steidinger B S, Crowther T W, Liang J, Van Nuland M E, Werner G D A, ...[>200 co-authors, including van der Plas A]: Climatic controls of decomposition drive the global biogeography of forest-tree symbioses. Nature,569, 404-408 Online Article.
  • Schuldt A, Ebeling A, Kunz M, Staab M, Guimarães-Steinicke C, Bachmann D, Buchmann N, Durka W, Fichtner A, Fornoff F, Härdtle W, Hertzog L, Klein A-M, Roscher C, Schaller J, von Oheimb G, Weigelt A, Weisser W, Wirth C, Zhang J, Bruelheide H, Eisenhauer N : Multiple plant diversity components drive consumer communities across ecosystems. Nature Communications,10:1460, Online Article.
  • Alzate A, van der Plas A, Zapata F, Bonte D, Etienne R S : Incomplete datasets obscure associations between traits affecting dispersal ability and geographic range size of reef fishes in the Tropical Eastern Pacific. Ecology and Evolution,9:1567-1577, Online Article.
  • van der Plas A : Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in naturally assembled communities. Biological Reviews, Online Article
  • Weise H, Auge H, Baessler C, Bärlund I, Bennett E, Berger U, Bohn F, Bonn A, Borchardt D, Brand F, Chatzinotas A, Corstanje R, De Laender F, Dietrich P, Dunker S, Durka W, Fazey I, Groeneveld J, Guilbaud C, Harms H, Harpole S, Harris J, Jax K, Jeltsch F, Johst K, Joshi J, Klotz S, Kühn I, Kuhlicke C, Müller B, Radchuk V, Reuter H, Rinke K, Schmitt-Jansen M, Seppelt R, Singer A, Standish R, Thulke H, Tietjen B, Weitere M,Wirth C, Wolf C, Grimm V : Resilience trinity: safeguarding ecosystem services across three different time horizons and decision contexts. bioRxiv, Online Article
  • Elle O, Richter R, Vohland M, Weigelt A : Fine root lignin content is well predicta-ble with near-infrared spectroscopy.Scientifc Reports, Online Article
  • Benavides R, Valladares F, Wirth C, Müller S, Scherer-Lorenzen M : Intraspecific trait variability of trees is related to canopy species richness in European forests. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics,36:24-32, Online Article
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2018

  • Barry K, Mommer L, van Ruijven J, Wirth C, Wright A J, Bai Y, Connolly J, De Deyn G, de Kroon H, Isbell F, Milcu A, Roscher C, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schmid B, Weigelt A : The future of complementarity: Detangling causes from consequences. Trends in Ecology and Evolution,34,(2),167-180, Online Article.
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  • Eisenauer N, Hines J, van der Plas A, Hobbie S E, Kazanski C E, Lehmann A, Liu M, Lochner A, Rillig M C, Vogel A, Worm K, Reich P B : Plant diversity maintains multiple soil functions in future environments.eLIFE,7: e41228 , Online Article
  • Liu X, Trogisch S, He J-S, Niklaus P A, Bruelheide H, Tang Z, Erfmeier A, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Pietsch KA, Yang B, Kühn P , Scholten T, Huang Y, Wang C, Staab M, Leppert K N, Wirth C, Schmid B, Ma K : Tree species richness increases ecosystem carbon storage in subtropical forests. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences,285 (1885), Online Article
  • Manning P,van der Plas A, Soliveres S, Allan E, Maestre F, Mace G, Whittingham M, Fischer M : Redefining ecosystem multifunctionality.Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2,427-436, Online Article
  • van der Plas A, Ratcliffe S, Ruiz-Benito P, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Verheyen K, Wirth C, Zavala M, Ampoorter E, Baeten L, Barbaro L, Crespo C, Bauhus J, Benavides R, Benneter A, Bonal D, Bouriaud O, Bruelheide H, Bussotti F, Carnol M, Castagneyrol B, Charbonnier Y, Cornelissen H, Dahlgren J, Checko E, Coppi A, Dawud S, Deconchat M, DeSmedt P, De Wandeler H, Domisch T, Finer L, Fotelli M, Gessler A, Granier A, Grossiord C, Guyot V, Haase J, Hattenschwiler S, Jactel H, Jaroszewicz B, Joly F-X, Jucker T, Kambach S, Kändler G, Kattge J, Koricheva J, Kunstler G, Lehtonen A, Liebergesell M, Manning P, Milligan H, Müller S, Muys B, Nguyen D, Nock C, Ohse B, Paquette A, Penuelas J, Pollastrini M, Radoglou K, Raulund-Rasmussen K, Roger F, Seidl R, Selvi F, Stenlid J, Valladares F, van Keer J, Vesterdal L, Fischer M, Gamfeldt L,; Allan E : Continental mapping of forest ecosystem functions reveals a high but unrealized potential for forest multifunctionality. Ecology Letters,Online Article
  • Kupers SJ, Engelbrecht BMJ, Hernández A, Wright SJ, Wirth C, Rüger N : Growth responses to soil water potential indirectly shape local species distributions of tropical forest seedlings.Journal of Ecology,1-15, Online Article
  • Baeten L, Bruelheide H, van der Plas A, Kambach S, Ratcliffe S, Jucker T, Allan E, Ampoorter E, Barbaro L, Bastias CC, Bauhus J, Benavides R, Bonal D, Bouriaud O, Bussotti F, Carnol M, Castagneyrol B, Charbonnier Y, Checko E, Coomes DA, Jonas Dahlgren J, Dawud SM, De Wandeler H, Domisch T, Finér L, Fischer M, Fotelli M, Gessler A, Grossiord C, Guyot V, Hättenschwiler S, Jactel H, Jaroszewicz B, François-Xavier Joly F-X, Koricheva J, Lehtonen A, Müller S, Bart Muys B, Nguyen D, Pollastrini M, Radoglou K, Raulund-Rasmussen K, Ruiz-Benito P, Selvi F, Stenlid J, Valladares F, Lars Vesterdal L, Verheyen K, Wirth C, Zavala Miguel A, Scherer-Lorenzen M: Identifying the tree species compositions that maximize ecosystem functioning in European forests. Journal of Applied Ecology,1-12, Online Article
  • Craven D, Eisenhauer N, Pearse W, Hautier Y, Isbell F, Roscher C, Bahn M, Beier-kuhnlein C, Buchmann N, Byun C, Bönisch G, Catford J, Cerabolini B, Cornelissen HJ, Craine J, De Luca E, Kreyling J, Ebeling A, Griffin J, Hector A, Hines J, Jentsch A, Katt-ge J, Lanta V, Lemoine N, Meyer S, Minden V, Onipchenko V, Polley H, Reich P, van Ruijven J, Schamp B, Smith M, Soudzilovskaia N, Tilman D, Weigelt A, Wilsey B, Man-ning P : Multiple facets of biodiversity drive the diversity-stability relationship. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2, 1579-1587, Online Article
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  • Pietsch K A, Eichenberg D, Nadrowski K, Bauhus J, Buscot F, Purahong W, Wipfler B, Wubet T, Yu M, Wirth C: Wood decomposition is more strongly controlled by temperature than by tree species and decomposer diversity in highly species rich subtropical forests. Oikos,00: 1–15, Online Article
  • Magnabosco Marra D, Trumbore SE, Higuchi N, Ribeiro GHPM, Negrón-Juárez RI, Holzwarth F, Rifai SW, Santos J dos, Lima AJN, Kinupp VF, Chambers JQ, Wirth C: Windthrows control biomass patterns and functional composition of Amazon forests, Global Change Biology, accepted. Online Article
  • Silverio DV, Brando PM, Bustamante MMC, Putz FE, Magnabosco Marra D, Levick SR, Trumbore SE: Fire, fragmentation and windstorms: a recipe for tropical forest degradadion. Journal of Ecology, accepted. Online Article
  • Fischer C, Leimer S, Roscher C, Ravenek J, de Kroon H, Kreutziger Y, Baade J, Bessler H, Eisenhauer N, Weigelt A, Mommer L, Lange M, Gleixner G, Wilcke W, Schröder B, Hildebrandt A : Plant species richness and functional groups have different ef-fects on soil water content in a decade-long grassland experiment. Journal of Ecology, 107 (1), 127-141, Online Article
  • Roscher C, Schumacher J, Lipowsky A, Gubsch M, Weigelt A, Schmid B, Buchmann N, Schulze E-D : Functional groups differ in trait means, but not in trait plasticity to species richness in local grassland communities. Ecology, 99 (10), 2295-2307, Online Article
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  • Fonti M, Vaganov E, Wirth C, Shashkin A, Astrakhantseva N, Schulz E-D : Age-Effect on Intra-Annual d13C-Variability within Scots Pine Tree-Rings from Central Siberia. Forests,9 (364), Online Article
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  • Rüger N, Comita LS, Condit R, Purves D, Rosenbaum B, Visser MD, Wright SJ, Wirth C : Beyond the fast–slow continuum: demographic dimensions structuring a tropical tree community. Ecology Letters,1-15, Online Article
  • Negrón-Juárez RI, Holm JA, Magnabosco Marra D, Rifai SW, Riley WJ, Chambers JQ, Koven CD, Knox RG, McGroddy ME, Di Vittorio AV, Urquiza-Munoz JD, Tello-Espinoza R, Alegria-Munoz W, Ribeiro GHPM, Higuchi N (2018) Vulnerability of Amazon forests to storm-driven tree mortality. Environ. Res. Lett., 13, 054021. Online Article
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  • Roscher C, Gubsch M, Lipowsky A, Schumacher J, Weigelt A, Buchmann N, Schulze ED, Schmid B : Trait means, trait plasticity and trait differences to other species jointly explain species performances in grasslands of varying diversity. Oikos, Online Article
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2017

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  • Trogisch, S, Schuldt A, Bauhus J, Blum J, Both S, Buscot F, Castro-Izaguirre N, Chesters D, Durka W, Eichenberg D, Erfmeier A, Fischer M, Geißler C, Germany M, Goebes P, Gutknecht J, Hahn C, Haider S, Härdtle W, He J-S, Hector A, Hönig L, Huang Y, Klein A, Kühn P, Kunz M, Leppert K, Li Y, Liu X, Niklaus P, Pei Z, Pietsch K, Prinz R, Proß T, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schmidt K, Scholten T, Seitz S, Song Z, Staab M, von Oheimb G, Weißbecker C, Welk, E, Wirth C, Wubet T, Yang B, ZHU C-D, Schmid B, Ma K, Bruelheide H : Methods for comprehensively assessing forest multifunctionality. Ecology and Evolution, 7 (24): 10652-10674 , Online Article.
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  • Ratcliffe S, Wirth C, Jucker T, van der Plas F, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Verheyen K, Allan E, Benavides R, Bruelheide H, Ohse B, Bouriaud O, Bussotti F, Carnol M, Castagneyrol B, Checko E, Dawud S M, Wandeler H D, Domisch T, Finér L, Fischer M, Fotelli M, Gessler A, Granier A, Grossiord C, Guyot V, Haase J, Hättenschwiler S, Jactel H, Jaroszewicz B, Joly F-X, Kambach S, Kolb S, Koricheva J, Liebersgesell M, Milligan H, Müller S, Muys B, Nguyen D, Nock C, Pollastrini M, Purschke O, Radoglou K, Raulund-Rasmussen K, Roger F, Ruiz-Benito P, Seidl R, Selvi F, Seiferling I, Stenlid J, Valladares F, Vesterdal L, Baeten :Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning relations in European forests depend on environmental context. Ecology Letters, 20(11): 1414-1426, Online Article
  • Schülin S, Schlichting N, Blod C, Opitz S, Suttkus A, Stingu C, Barry K, Lacher M, Bühligen U, Mayer S (2017). The intra- and extraluminal appendiceal microbiome in pediatric patients - a comparative study. Medicine, Online Article
  • Bauhus J, Baber K, Müller J : Coarse wood debris. In Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology. Ed. David Gibson. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Wagg C, O'Brien MJ, Vogel A, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Eisenhauer N, Schmid B, Weigelt A (2017) Plant diversity maintains long-term ecosystem productivity under frequent drought by increasing short-term variation. Ecology, Online Article
  • Oram N, Ravenek J, Barry K, Weigelt A, Chen H, Gessler A, Gockele A, de Kroon H, van der Paauw JW, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Smit-Tiekstra A, van Ruijven J, Mommer L : Belowground complementarity effects in a grassland biodiversity experiment are related to deep-rooting species. Journal of Ecology, Online Article
  • Pfaff CT, Eichenberg D, Liebergesell M, König-Ries B, Wirth C : Essential Annotation Schema for Ecology (EASE) - A framework supporting the efficient data annotation and faceted navigation in ecology. PLOS ONE, Online Article
  • Ledo A, Paul K, Burslem D, Ewel J J, Barton C, Battaglia M, Brooksbank K, Carter J, Eid T, England J, Fitzgerald A, Jonson J, Mencuccini M, Montagu K, Montero G, Mugasha W, P L, Roxburgh S, Ryan C, Ruíz-Peinado R, Sochacki S, Specht A, Wildy D, Wirth C, Zerihun A, Chave J : Tree size and climatic water deficit control root to shoot ratio in individual trees globally. New Phytologist,217(1):8-11, Online Article
  • Ruiz-Benito P, Ratcliffe S, Zavala M, Martinez-Vilalta J, Vila-Cabrera A, Lloret F, Madrigal-González J, Wirth C, Greenwood S, Kändler G, Lehtonen A, Kattge J, Dahlgren J, Jump A: Climate- and successional-related changes in functional composition of European forests are strongly driven by tree mortality. Global Change Biology,23(10): 4162-4176, Online Article.
  • Chen H, Oram N, Barry K, Mommer L, van Ruijven J, de Kroon H, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Fischer C, Gleixner G, Gessler A, González Macé O, Hacker N, Hildebrandt A, Lange M, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Scheu S, Oelmann Y, Wagg C, Wilcke W, Wirth C, Weigelt A: Root chemistry and soil fauna but not soil abiotic conditions explain the effects of plant diversity on root decomposition. Oecologia,185: 499-511 Online Article
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  • Ohse B, Seele C, Holzwarth F, Wirth C: Different facets of tree sapling diversity influence browsing intensity by deer dependent on spatial scale. Ecology and Evolution, 7 (17): 6779-6789, Online Article
  • Schuldt A; Bruelheide H, Buscot F, Assmann T, Erfmeier A, Klein A, Ma K, Scholten T, Staab M, Wirth C, Zhang J, Wubet T: Belowground top-down and aboveground bottom-up effects structure multitrophic community relationships in a biodiverse forest. Scientific Reports, 7:4222, Online Article
  • Purahong W, Pietsch K, Lentendu G, Schöps R, Bruelheide H, Wirth C, Buscot F, Wubet T: (2017) Characterization of Unexplored Deadwood Mycobiome in Highly Diverse Subtropical Forests Using Culture-independent Molecular Technique. Frontiers in Microbiology, 8 (574), Online Article
  • van der Plas F, van Klink R, Manning P, Olff H, Fischer M : Sensitivity of functional diversity metrics to sampling intensity. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 8: 1072-1080. Online Article
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  • Eichenberg D, Pietsch K, Meister C, Ding W, Yu M, Wirth C: The effect of microclimate on wood decay is indirectly altered by tree species diversity in a litterbag study. Journal of Plant Ecology,10(1): 170-178, Online Article
  • Janzen T, Alzate A, Muschick M, Maan M, van der Plas A,Etienne R S : Community assembly in Lake Tanganyika cichlid fish: quantifying the contributions of both niche-based and neutral processes. Ecology and Evolution, 7: 1057-1067. Online Article
  • Musavi T, Migliavacca M, Reichstein M, Kattge J, Wirth C, Black A, Janssens I, Knohl A, Loustau D, Roupsard O, Varlagin A, Rambal S, Cescatti A, Gianelle D, Kondo H, Tamrakar R, Mahecha M (2017) Stand age and species richness dampen interannual variation of ecosystem level photosynthetic capacity. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 0048, Online Article
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2016

  • Schrama M,van der Plas A, Berg M P, Olff H : Decoupled diversity dynamics in green and brown groups during primary succession in a salt marsh. Journal of Animal Ecology, 1: 158-169. Online Article
  • Annighöfer P, Ameztegui A, Ammer C, Balandier P, Bartsch N, Bolte A, Coll L, Collet C, Ewald J, Frischbier N, Gebereyesus T, Haase J, Hamm T, Hirschfelder B, Huth F, Kändler G, Kahl A, Kawaletz H, Kuehne C, Lacointe A, Lin N, Löf M, Malagoli P, Marquier A, Müller S, Promberger S, Provendier D, Röhle H, Sathornkich J, Schall P, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schröder J, Seele C, Weidig J, Wirth C, Wolf H, Wollmerstädt J, Mund M (2016) Species-specific and generic biomass equations for seedlings and saplings of European tree species. European Journal of Forest Research, 135, 313-329. Online Article
  • Baber K, Otto P, Kahl T, Gossner MM, Wirth C, Gminder A, Bässler C (2016) Disentangling the effects of forest-stand type and dead-wood origin of the early successional stage on the diversity of wood-inhabiting fungi. For. Ecol. Manage. 377, 161-169. Online Article
  • Cortois R, Schröder-Georgi T, Weigelt A, van der Putten WH, de Deyn GB (2016) Plant-soil feedbacks: role of plant functional group and plant traits. Journal of Ecology, doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12643. Online Article
  • Chen H, Mommer L, van Ruijven J, de Kroon H, Fischer C, Gessler A, Hildebrandt A, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Wirth C, Weigelt A (2016) Plant species richness negatively affects root decomposition in grasslands. Journal of Ecology, Online Article
  • Craven D, Isbell F, Manning P, Connolly J, Bruelheide H, Ebeling A, Roscher C, van Ruijven J, Weigelt A, Wilsey B, Beierkuhnlein C, de Luca E, Griffin JN, Hautier Y, Hector A, Jentsch A, Kreyling J, Lanta V, Loreau M, Meyer ST, Mori AS, Naeem S, Palmborg C, Polley HW, Reich PB, Schmid B, Siebenkäs A, Seabloom E, Thakur MP, Tilman D, Vogel A, Eisenhauer N (2016) Plant diversity effects on grass-land productivity are robust to both nutrient enrichment and drought. Philosophical Transactions B, 371: 20150277, Online Article
  • Díaz S, Kattge J, Cornelissen, JHC, Wright IJ, Lavorel S, Dray S, Reu B, Kleyer M, Wirth C, Prentice CI, Garnier E, Bönisch G, Westoby M, Poorter H, Reich PB, Moles AT, Dickie J, Gillison AN, Zanne AE, Chave J, Wright JS, Sheremet’ev SN, Jactel H, Baraloto C, Cerabolini B, Pierce S, Shipley B, Kirkup D, Casanoves F, Joswig JS, Günther A, Falczuk V, Rüger N, Mahecha MD, Gorné LD (2016) The global spectrum of plant form and function. Nature, 529:167–171. Online Article
  • Fischer FM, Wright AJ, Eisenhauer N, Ebeling A, Roscher C, Wagg C, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Pillar VD (2016) Plant species richness and functional traits affect com-munity stability after a flood event. Philosophical Transactions B, 371: 20150276, Online Article
  • Garnier E, Kattge J, Laporte MA, Stahl U, Mougenot I, Kühn I, Laporte B, Amiaud B, Ahrestani F, Bönisch G, Bunker D, Cornelissen H, Díaz S, Enquist B, Gachet S, Jaureguiberry P, Kleyer M, Lavorel S, Maicher L, Pérez-Harguindeguy N, Poorter H, Schildhauer M, Shipley B, Violle C, Weiher E, Wirth C, Wright I, Klotz S (2016) Towards a thesaurus of plant characteristics: an ecological contribution. Journal of Ecology, Online Article
  • Gould IJ, Quinton JN, Weigelt A, De Deyn GB, Bardgett RD(2016) Plant diversity and root traits benefit physical properties key to soil function in grasslands. Ecology Letters 19(9): 1140-1149.Online Article
  • Jucker T, Caspersen J, Chave J, Antin C, Barbier N, Bongers F, Dalponte M, van Ewijk KY, Forrester DI, Haeni M, Higgins SI, Holdaway RJ, Iida Y, Lorimer C, Marshall PL, Momo S, Moncrieff GR, Ploton P, Poorter L, Rahman KA, Schlund M, Sonké B, Sterck FJ, Trugman AT, Usoltsev VA, Vanderwel MC, Waldner P, Wedeux BMM, Wirth C, Wöll H, Woods M, Xiang W, Zimmermann NE, Coomes DA (2016) Allometric equations for integrating remote sensing imagery into forest monitoring programmes. Glob Change Biol. Online Article
  • Kunstler G, Coomes DA, Falster D, Hui F, Kooyman RM, Laughlin DC, Poorter L, Vanderwel M, Vieilledent G, Wright SJ, Aiba M, Baraloto C, Caspersen J, Cornelissen JHC, Gourlet-Fleury S, Hanewinkel M, Herault B, Kattge J, Kurokawa H, Onoda Y, Peñuelas J, Poorter H, Uriarte M, Richardson S, Ruiz-Benito P, Sun I-F, Ståhl G, Swenson NG, Thompson J, Westerlund B, Wirth C, Zavala MA, Zeng H, Zimmerman J, Zimmermann NE, Westoby M (2015) Plant functional traits have globally consistent effects on competition. Nature, Online Article
  • Liebergesell M, Reu B, Freiberg M, Welk E, Stahl U, Kattge J, Penuelas J, Cornelissen HC, Wirth C (2016) Functional resilience against climate-driven extinctions - comparing the functional diversity of the European and the North American tree flora. PLoS ONE, e0148607, Online Article
  • Leimer S, Oelmann Y, Eisenhauer N, Milcu A, Roscher C, Scheu S, Weigelt A, Wirth C, Wilcke W (2016) Mechanisms behind plant diversity effects on inorganic and organic N leaching from temperate grassland. Biogeochemistry 131, 339-353. Online Article
  • Lohier T, Jabot F, Weigelt A, Schmid B, Deffuant G (2016) Predicting stochastic community dynamics in grasslands under the assumption of competitive symmetry. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 399: 53-61. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2016.03.043. Online Article
  • Madrigal-González J, Ruiz-Benito P, Ratcliffe S, Calatayud J, Kändler G, Lehtonen A, Dahlgren J, Wirth C, Zavala MA (2016) Complementarity effects on tree growth are contingent on tree size and climatic conditions across Europe. Scientific Reports, Online Article
  • Magnabosco Marra D, Higuchi N, Trumbore S, Santos J, Ribeiro G, Lima A, Carneiro V, Chambers J, Negron-Juarez R, Holzwarth F, Reu B, Wirth C (2016) Predicting biomass of hyperdiverse and structurally complex central Amazonian forests – a virtual approach using extensive field data. Biogeosciences, Online Article
  • Meyer ST, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Hertzog L, Hillebrand H, Milcu A, Pompe S, Abbas S, Buchmann N, De Luca E, Engels C, Fischer M, Gleixner G, Hudewenz A, Klein AM, de Kroon H, Leimer S, Loranger H, Mommer L, Oelmann Y, Ravenek JM, Roscher C, Rottstock T, Scherber C, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Scheu S, Schmid B, Schulze ED, Staudler A, Strecker T, Temperton V, Tscharntke T, Vogel A, Voigt W, Weigelt A, Wilcke W, Weisser WW (2016) Biodiversity effects strengthen over time as ecosystem functioning declines at low and increases at high biodiversity. Ecosphere, 7(12), e01619.
  • Musavi T, Migliavacca M, van de Weg M, Kattge J, Wohlfahrt G, van Bodegom P, Reichstein M, Bahn M, Carrara A, Domingues T, Gavazzi M, Gianelle D, Gimeno C, Granier A, Gruening C, Havránková K, Herbst M, Hrynkiw C, Kalhori A, Kaminski T, Klumpp K, Kolari P, Longdoz B, Minerbi S, Montagnani L, Moors E, Oechel W, Reich PB, Roahtyn S, Rossi A, Rotenberg E, Varlagin A, Wilkinson M, Wirth C, Mahecha M (2016) Potential and limitations of inferring ecosystem photosynthetic capacity from leaf functional traits. Ecology and Evolution, Online Article
  • Niklaus PA, Le Roux X, Poly F, Buchmann N, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Weigelt A, Barnard R (2016) Plant species diversity affects soil-atmosphere fluxes of methane and nitrous oxide. Oecologia,181: 919-930. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-016-3611-8. Online Article
  • Ohse B, Hammerbacher A, Seele C, Meldau S, Reichelt M, Ortmann S, Wirth C (2016) Salivary cues: Simulated roe deer browsing induces systemic changes in phytohormones and defense chemistry in wild-grown maple and beech saplings. Funct Ecol., Online Article
  • van der Plas F, Manning P, Allen E, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Verheyen K, Wirth C, Zavala MA, Hector A, Ampoorter E, Baeten L, Barbaro L, Bauhus J, Benavides R, Benneter A, Berthold F, Bonal D, Bouriaud O, Bruelheide H, Bussotti F, Carnol M, Castagneyrol B, Charbonnier Y, Coomes D, Coppi A, Bastias CC, Dawud SM, De Wandeler H, Domisch T, Finér L, Gessler A, Granier A, Grossiord C, Guyot V, Hättenschwiler S, Jactel H, Jaroszewicz B, Joly FX, Jucker T, Koricheva J, Milligan H, Müller S, Muys B, Nguyen D, Pollastrini M, Raulund-Rasmussen R, Selvi F, Stenlid J, Valladares F, Vesterdal L, Zielínski D, Fischer M (2016) ‘Jack-of-all-trades’ effects drive biodiversity-ecosystem multifunctionality relationships. Nature Communications, 7, 11109, Online Article
  • van der Plas F, Soliveres S, Manning P, Allan E, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Verheyen K, Wirth C, Zavala MA, Hector A, Ampoorter E, Baeten L, Barbaro L, Bauhus J, Benavides R, Benneter A, Berthold F, Bonal D, Bouriaud O, Bruelheide H, Bussotti F, Carnol M, Castagneyrol B, Charbonnier Y, Coomes D, Coppi A, Bastias CC, Dawud SM, De Wandeler H, Domisch T, Finér L, Gessler A, Granier A, Grossiord C, Guyot V, Hättenschwiler S, Jactel H, Jaroszewicz B, Joly FX, Jucker T, Koricheva J, Milligan H, Müller S, Muys B, Nguyen D, Pollastrini M, Raulund-Rasmussen R, Selvi F, Stenlid J, Valladares F, Vesterdal L, Zielínski D, Fischer M (2016) Biotic homogenization is more detrimental than local species loss for landscape-scale forest multifunctionality. PNAS, 3557–3562, Online Article
  • Pei Z, Eichenberg D, Purschke O, Li Y, von Oheimb G, Kröber W, Bruelheide H, Kühn, Scholten T, Buscot F, Gutknecht JML (2016) Soil and tree species traits both shape soil microbial communities during early growth of Chinese subtropical forests. Soil Biology and Biogeochemistry, 96, 180–190, Online Article
  • Ratcliffe S, Liebergesell M, Ruiz-Benito P, González J, Muñoz Castañeda J, Kändler G, Lehtonen A, Dahlgren J, Kattge J, Peñuelas J, Zavala MA, Wirth C (2016) Modes of functional biodiversity control on tree productivity across the European continent. Global Ecology and Biogeography, Online Article
  • Ribeiro G, Chambers J, Peterson C, Trumbore S, Magnabosco Marra D, Wirth C, Cannon J, Negrón-Juárez R, Lima A, de Paula E, Santos J, Higuchi N (2016) Mechanical vulnerability and resistance to snapping and uprooting for Central Amazon tree species. Forest Ecology and Management, 380, 1-10, Online Article
  • Richter R, Reu B, Wirth C, Doktor D, Vohland M (2016) The use of airborne hyperspectral data for tree species classification in a species-rich Central European forest area. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Online Article
  • Ruiz-Benito P, Ratcliffe S, Jump AS, Gómez-Aparicio L, Madrigal-González J, Wirth C, Kändler G, Lehtonen A, Dahlgren J, Kattge J, Zavala MA (2016) Functional diversity underlies demographic responses to environmental variation in European forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography, Online Article
  • Santos LT dos, Magnabosco Marra D, Trumbore SE, Camargo PB de, Negrón-Juárez RI, Lima AJN, Ribeiro GHPM, Santos J dos, Higuchi N (2016) Windthrows increase soil carbon stocks in a Central Amazon forest. Biogeosciences, 13, 1299-1308, Online Article
  • Schaller J, Roscher C, Hillebrand H, Weigelt A, Oelmann Y, Wilcke W, Ebeling A, Weisser WW (2016) Plant diversity and functional groups affect Si and Ca pools in aboveground biomass of grassland systems. Oecologia, 182(1), 277-286. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-016-3647-9. Online Article
  • Wright A, de Kroon H, Visser E, Buchmann T, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Fischer C, Hildebrandt A, Ravenek J, Roscher C, Weigelt A, Weisser W, Voesenek R, Mommer L (2016) Plant are less negatively affected by flooding when growing in species-rich plant communities. New Phytologist, 213: 645-656, doi: 10.1111/nph.14185. Online Article
  • Langer, L., Burghardt, M., Borgards, R., Böhning-Gaese, K., Seppelt, R., & Wirth, C. The rise and fall of biodiversity in literature: A comprehensive quantification of historical changes in the use of vernacular labels for biological taxa in Western creative literature. People and Nature, accepted.

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