Abteilung Pflanzenökologie und Ökosystemforschung


Heinze S, Ludwig B, Piepho HP, Mikutta R, Don A, Wordell-Dietrich P, Helfrich M, Hertel D, Leuschner C, Kirfel K, Kandeler E, Preusser S, Guggenberger G, Leinemann T, Marschner B (2018) Factors controlling the variability of organic matter in the top- and subsoil of a sandy Dystric Cambisol under beech forest. Geoderma 311: 37-44.


Avis PG, Meier IC, Phillips RP (2017) An intact soil core bioassay for cultivating ectomycorrhizal fungal communities of forests. In: Lukac, Martin; Grenni, Paola; Gamboni, Mauro (Hrsg.) Soil Biological Communities and Ecosystem Resilience. Springer International Publishing, Kapitel 13.

Batáry P, Gallé R, Riesch F, Fischer C, F.Dormann C, Mußhoff O, Császár P, Fusaro S, Gayer C, Happe AK, Kurucz K, Molnár D, Rösch V, Wietzke A, Tscharntke T (2017) The former Iron Curtain still drives biodiversity–profit trade-offs in German agriculture. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 1279-1284.

Becker J, Gütlein A, Sierra Cornejo N, Kiese R, Hertel D, Kuzyakov Y (2017) Legume and non-legume trees increase soil carbon sequestration in Savanna. Ecosystems 20: 989-999.

Becker T, Spanka J, Schröder L, Leuschner C (2017) Forty years of vegetation change in former coppice‐with‐standards woodlands as a result of management change and N deposition. Applied Vegetation Science 20: 304-313.

Brambach F, Byng JW, Culmsee H (2017) Five new species of Syzygium (Myrtaceae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. PhytoKeys 81: 47-78.

Brambach F, Leuschner C, Tjoa A, Culmsee H (2017) Diversity, endemism, and composition of tropical mountain forest communities in Sulawesi, Indonesia, in relation to elevation and soil properties. Perspectives in Plant Ecology 27: 68-79.

Delavaux CS, Camenzind T, Homeier J, Jiménez-Paz R, Ashton M, Queenborough SA (2017) Nutrient enrichment effects on mycorrhizal fungi in an Andean tropical montane forest. Mycorrhiza 27(4): 311-319.

Dulamsuren C, Hauck M, Kopp G, Ruff M, Leuschner C (2017) European beech responds to climate change with growth decline at lower, and growth increase at higher elevations in the center of its distribution range (SW Germany). Trees Structure and Function 31: 673-686.

Förster A, Becker T, Gerlach A, Meesenburg A, Leuschner C (2017) Long-term change in understorey plant communities of conventionally managed temperate deciduous forests: effects of nitrogen deposition and forest management. Journal of Vegetation Science 28: 747-761.

Fuchs S, Leuschner C, Link R, Coners H, Schuldt B (2017) Calibration and comparison of thermal dissipation, heat ratio and heat field deformation sap flow probes for diffuse-porous trees. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 244-45: 151-161.

Glatthorn J, Pichler V, Hauck M, Leuschner C (2017) Effects of forest management on stand leaf area: Comparing beech production and primeval forests in Slovakia. Forest Ecology and Management 389: 76-85.

Gundlach J, Herzberg C, Hertel D, Thürmer A, Daniel R, Link H, Stülke J (2017) Adaptation of Bacillus subtilis to life at extreme potassium limitation. mBIO 8:e00861-17. https://doi.org/10.1128/mBio.00861-17: 1-12.

Gundlach J, Herzberg C, Kaever V, Gunka K, Hoffmann T, Weiß M, Gibhardt J, Thürmer A, Hertel D, Daniel R, Bremer E, Commichau FM, Stülke J (2017) Control of potassium homeostasis is an essential function of the second messenger cyclic di-AMP in Bacillus subtilis. Science Signaling 10(475): eaal3011, doi: 10.1126/scisignal.aal3011.

Gütlein A, Zistl-Schlingmann M, Becker JN, Sierra Cornejo N, Detsch F, Dannenmann M, Appelhans T, Hertel D, Kuzyakov Y, Kiese R (2017) Nitrogen turnover and greenhouse gas emissions in a tropical alpine ecosystem, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Plant and Soil 411(1-2): 243-259.

Homeier J, Kurzatkowski D, Leuschner C (2017) Stand dynamics of the drought-affected floodplain forests of Araguaia River, Brazilian Amazon. Forest Ecosystems 4(10): 1-10.

Homeier J, Baez S, Hertel D, Leuschner C (2017) Editorial: Tropical Forest Ecosystem Responses to Increasing Nutrient Availability. Frontiers in Earth Science doi: 10.3389/feart.2017.00027: 1-2.

Homeier J, Salazar L, Chinchero MA, Moritz S, Trogisch S, Unger M, Kessler M, Kluge J, Navarrete H, Leuschner C (2017) Diversidad de plantas vasculares en relación con factores edafológicos y climáticos en los bosques de la Reserva Biosfera Sumaco y sus alrededorescon las condiciones ambientales en los bosques de la Reserva Biósfera Sumaco. In: Torres B, Vargas JC, Arteaga Y, Torres A, Lozano P (Hrsg.) Gente, bosque y biodiversidad: El rol del bosque sobre la biodiversidad y las poblaciones rurales. Universidad Estatal Amazónica, Puyo, Ecuador, 203-218.

Kaufmann S, Hauck M, Leuschner C (2017) Comparing the plant diversity of paired beech primeval and production forests: Management reduces cryptogam, but not vascular plant species richness. Forest Ecology and Management 400: 58-67.

Khansaritoreh E, Dulamsuren C, Klinge M, Ariunbaatar T, Bat-Enerel B, Batsaikhan G, Ganbaatar K, Saindovdon D, Yeruult Y, Tsogtbaatar J, Tuya D, Leuschner C, Hauck M (2017) Higher climate warming sensitivity of Siberian larch in small than large forest islands in the fragmented Mongolian forest steppe. Global Change Biology 23: 3675-3689.

Kirfel K, Leuschner C, Hertel D, Schuldt B (2017) Influence of Root Diameter and Soil Depth on the Xylem Anatomy of Fine- to Medium-Sized Roots of Mature Beech Trees in the Top- and Subsoil. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:1194. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.01194: 1-13.

Kubisch P, Leuschner C, Coners H, Gruber A, Hertel D (2017) Fine Root Abundance and Dynamics of Stone Pine (Pinus cembra) at the Alpine Treeline Is Not Impaired by Self-shading. Frontiers in Plant Science 8:602. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00602: 1-12.

Liese R, Alings K, Meier IC (2017) Root branching is a leading root trait of the plant economics spectrum in temperate trees. Frontiers in Plant Science doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00315: 1-12.

Lübbe T, Schuldt B, Leuschner C (2017) Acclimation of leaf water status and stem hydraulics to drought and tree neighbourhood: alternative strategies among the saplings of five temperate deciduous tree species. Tree Physiology 37: 456-468.

Meier IC, Finzi AC, Phillips RP (2017) Root exudates increase N availability by stimulating microbial turnover of fast-cycling N pools. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 106: 119-128.

Müller M, Seifert S, Lübbe T, Leuschner C, Finkeldey R (2017) De novo transcriptome assembly and analysis of differential gene expression in response to drought in European beech. PLOS ONE 12(9) e0184167. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0184167: 1-20.

Paulick S, Dislich C, Homeier J, Fischer R, Huth A (2017) The carbon fluxes in different successional stages: modelling the dynamics of tropical montane forests in South Ecuador. Forest Ecosystems 4(5): 1-5.

Schwerbrock R, Leuschner C (2017) Foliar water uptake, a widespread phenomenon in temperate woodland ferns? Plant Ecology 218(5): 555-563.

Schwerbrock R, Leuschner C (2017) Vulnerability analysis of the rare and endangered woodland fern Polystichum braunii in Germany: three possible causes of population decline. Plant Ecology & Diversity DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2017.1379569: 1-15.

Tapia-Armijos MF, Homeier J, Draper Munt D (2017) Spatio-temporal analysis of the human footprint in South Ecuador: Influence of human pressure on ecosystems and effectiveness of protected areas. Applied Geography 78: 22-32.

Tückmantel T, Leuschner C, Preusser S, Kandeler E, Angst G, Mueller C, Meier IC (2017) Root exudation patterns in a beech forest: Dependence on soil depth, root morphology, and environment. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 107: 188-197.

Walentowski H, Falk W, Mette T, Kunz J, Bräuning A, Meinardus C, Zang C, Sutcliffe L, Leuschner C (2017) Assessing future suitability of tree species under climate change by multiple methods: a case study in southern Germany. Annals of Forest Research 60(1): 101-126.



Abou Rajab Y, Leuschner C, Barus H, Tjoa A, Hertel D (2016) Cacao Cultivation under Diverse Shade Tree Cover Allows High Carbon Storage and Sequestration without Yield Losses. PLOS ONE 11(2): 1-22, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149949.

Angst G, Kögel-Knabner I, Kirfel K, Hertel D, Mueller CW (2016) Spatial distribution and chemical composition of soil organic matter fractions in rhizosphere and non-rhizosphere soil under European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.). Geoderma 264: 179-187.

Brambach F, Coode M, Biagioni S, Culmsee H (2016) Elaeocarpus firdausii (Elaeocarpaceae), a new species from tropical mountain forests of Sulawesi. PhytoKeys 62: 1-14, doi: 10.3897/phytokeys.62.7548.

Camenzind T, Homeier J, Dietrich K, Hempel S, Hertel D, Krohn A, Leuschner C, Oelmann Y, Olsson PA, Suárez JP, Rillig MC (2016) Opposing effects of nitrogen versus phosphorus additions on mycorrhizal fungal abundance along an elevational gradient in tropical montane forests. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 94: 37-47.

Camenzind T, Papathanasiou HJ, Foerster A, Dietrich K, Hertel D, Homeier J, Oelmann Y, Olsson PA, Suárez JP, Rillig MC (2016) Increases in soil aggregation following phosphorus additions in a tropical premontane forest are not driven by root and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal abundances. Frontiers in Earth Science 3:89.

Clough Y, Krishna VV, Corre MD, Darras K, Denmead LH, Meijide A, Moser S, Musshoff O, Steinebach S, Veldkamp E, Allen K, Barnes AD, Breidenbach N, Brose U, Buchori D, Daniel R, Finkeldey R, Harahap I, Hertel D, Holtkamp AM, Hörandl E, Irawan B, Jaya NS, Jochum M, Klarner B, Knohl A, Kotowska MM, Krashevska V, Kreft H, Kurniawan S, Leuschner C, Maraun M, Melati DN, Opfermann N, Perez-Cruzado C, Prabowo WE, Rembold K, Rizali A, Rubiana R, Schneider D, Tjitrosoedirdjo SS, Tjoa A, Tscharntke T, Scheu S (2016) Land-use choices follow profitability at the expense of ecological functions in Indonesian smallholder landscapes. Nature Communications 7: 13137, doi: 10.1038/ncomms13137.

Coners H, Babel W, Willinghöfer S, Biermann T, Köhler L, Seeber E, Foken T, Miehe G, Ma Y, Yang Y, Miehe G, Leuschner C (2016) Evapotranspiration and water balance of high-elevation grassland on the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Hydrology 533: 557-566.

Dittrich S, Leuschner C, Hauck M (2016) Change in the bryophyte diversity and species composition of Central European temperate broad-leaved forests since the late nineteenth century. Biodiversity and Conservation 25(11): 2071-2091, doi: 10.1007/s10531-016-1179-6.

Drescher J, Rembold K, Allen K, Beckschäfer P, Buchori D, Clough Y, Faust H, Fauzi AM, Gunawan D, Hertel D, Irawan B, Jaya IN, Klarner B, Kleinn C, Knohl A, Kotowska MM, Krashevska V, Krishna V, Leuschner C, Lorenz W, Meijide A, Melati D, Nomura M, Pérez-Cruzado C, Qaim M, Siregar IZ, Steinebach S, Tjoa A, Tscharntke T, Wick B, Wiegand K, Kreft H, Scheu S. Ecological and socio-economic functions across tropical land use systems after rainforest conversion. Philosophical Transactions Royal Society London B Biol Sci. 371: 20150275. 

Dulamsuren C, Klinge M, Degener J, Khishigjargal M, Chenlemuge T, Bat-Enerel B, Yeruult Y, Sain-Dondov D, Ganbaatar K, Tsogtbaatar J, Leuschner C, Hauck M (2016) Carbon pool densities and a first estimate of the total carbon pool in the Mongolian forest-steppe. Global Change Biology 22: 830-844.

Fadrique B, Homeier J (2016) Elevation and topography influence community structure, biomass and host tree interactions of lianas in tropical montane forests of southern Ecuador. Journal of Vegetation Science 27(5): 958-968.

Feßel C, Meier IC, Leuschner C (2016) Relationship between species diversity, biomass and light transmittance in temperate semi-natural grasslands: Is productivity increased by complementary light use? Journal of Vegetation Science 27: 144-155.

Hajek P, Kurjak D, von Wühlisch G, Delzon S, Schuldt B (2016) Intraspecific variation in wood anatomical, hydraulic and foliar traits in ten European beech provenances differing in growth yield. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 791, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00791: 1-14.

Hauck M, Dulamsuren C, Leuschner C (2016) Anomalous increase in winter temperature and decline in forest growth with severe winter smog in the Ulan Bator Basin. Water Air and Soil Pollution 227: 261. 

Heinrichs S, Walentowski H, Bergmeier E, Mellert KH, Indreica A, Kuzyakov Y, Leuschner C, Petrian AM, Teodosiu M (2016) Forest vegetation in western Romania in relation to climate variables: Does community composition reflect modelled tree species distributions? Annals of Forest Research 59 (2): 219-236.

Kotowska MMLeuschner C, Triadiati T, Hertel D (2016) Conversion of tropical lowland forest reduces nutrient return through litterfall, and alters nutrient use efficiency and seasonality of net primary production. Oecologia 180: 601-618.

Kubisch P, Hertel D, Leuschner C (2016) Fine Root Productivity and Turnover of Ectomycorrhizal and Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Tree Species in a Temperate Broad-Leaved Mixed Forest. Frontiers in Plant Science 7: 1233, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.0123.

Kudernatsch T, Huber D, Sutcliffe LME, Walentowski H, Kirchner M, Fegg W, Franz H (2016) Vegetationsveränderungen alpiner Kalk-Magerrasen im Nationalpark Berchtesgaden während der letzten drei Jahrzehnte. Tuexenia 36: 205-221.

Li S, Feifel M, Karimi Z, Schuldt B, Choat B, Jansen S (2016) Leaf gas exchange performance and the lethal water potential of five European species during drought. tree Physiology36: 179-192.

Li S, Lens F, Espino S, Karimi Z, Klepsch M, Schenk J, Schmitt M, Schuldt B, Jansen S (2016) Intervessel pit membrane thickness as a key determinant of embolism resistance in angiosperm xylem. IAWA Journal 37: 152-171.

Liang E, Leuschner C, Dulamsuren C, Wagner B, Hauck M (2016) Global warming-related tree growth decline and mortality on the north-eastern Tibetan plateau. Climatic Change 134: 163-176.

Lübbe T, Schuldt B, Coners H, Leuschner C (2016) Species diversity and identity effects on the water consumption of tree sapling assemblages under ample and limited water supply. Oikos 125: 86-97.

Meier IC, Leuschner C, Marini E, Fender A-C (2016) Species-specific effects of temperate trees on greenhouse gas exchange of forest soil are diminished by drought. Soil Biology Biochemistry 95: 122-134.

Meriem S, Tjitrosoedirjo S, Kotowska MM, Hertel D, Triadiati T (2016) Carbon and nitrogen stocks in dead wood of tropical lowland forests as dependent on wood decay stages and land-use intensity. Annals of Forest Research 59(2): 299-31.

Pe’er G, Zinngrebe Y, Hauck J, Schindler S, Dittrich A, Zingg S, Tscharntke T, Oppermann R, Sutcliffe LME, Sirami C, Schmidt J, Hoyer C, Schleyer C, Lakner S (2016) Adding Some Green to the Greening: Improving the EU's Ecological Focus Areas for Biodiversity and Farmers. Conservation Letters 00(0): 1-14, doi: 10.1111/conl.1233.

Pransiska Y, Triadiati T, Soekisman T, Hertel D, Kotowska MM (2016) Forest conversion impacts on the fine and coarse root system, and soil organic matter in tropical lowlands of Sumatera (Indonesia). Forest Ecology and Management 379: 288-29.

Roellig M, Sutcliffe LME, Sammul M, von Wehrden H, Newig J, Fischer J (2016) Reviving wood-pastures for biodiversity and people: A case study from western Estonia. AMBIO 45: 185-195.

Schuldt B, Knutzen F, Delzon S, Jansen S, Müller-Haubold H, Burlett R, Clough Y, Leuschner C (2016) How adaptable is the hydraulic system of European beech in the face of climate change-related precipitation reduction? New Phytologist 210: 443-58.

Schwerbrock R, Leuschner C (2016) Air humidity as key determinant of morphogenesis and productivity of the rare temperate woodland fern Polystichum braunii. Plant Biology 18: 649-57.

Spannl S, Homeier J, Bräuning A (2016) Nutrient-Induced Modifications of Wood Anatomical Traits of Alchornea lojaensis (Euphorbiaceae). Frontiers in Earth Science doi.org/10.3389/feart.2016.00050: 1-13.

Sutcliffe LME, Germany M, Becker U, Becker T (2016) How does size and isolation affect patches of steppe-like vegetation on slumping hills in Transylvania, Romania? Biodiversity and Conservation 25(12): 2275-228.

Tiede Y, Homeier J, Cumbicus N, Peña J, Albrecht J, Ziegenhagen B, Bendix J, Brandl R, Farwig N (2016) Phylogenetic niche conservatism does not explain elevational patterns of species richness, phylodiversity and family age of tree assemblages in Andean rainforest. Erdkunde 70(1): 83-106.

Wagner FH, Herault B, Bonal D, Stahl C, Anderson LO, Baker TR, Becker GS, Beeckman H, Souza DB, Botosso PC, Bowman DMJS, Braeuning A, Brede B, Brown FI, Julio Camarero J, Camargo PB, Cardoso FCG, Carvalho FA, Castro W, Chagas RK, Chave J, Chidumayo EN, Clark DA, Capellotto Costa FR, Couralet C, da Silva Mauricio PH, Dalitz H, de Castro VR, de Freitas Milani JE, de Oliveira EC, Arruda LdS, Devineau JL, Drew DM, Duenisch O, Durigan G, Elifuraha E, Fedele M, Fedele LF, Figueiredo Filho A, Guimaraes Finger CA, Franco AC, Freitas Junior JL, Galvao F, Gebrekirstos A, Gliniars R, Lima de Alencastro Graca PM, Griffiths AD, Grogan J, Guan K, Homeier J, Kanieski MR, Kho LK, Koenig J, Kohler SV, Krepkowski J, Lemos-Filho JP, Lieberman D, Lieberman ME, Lisi CS, Santos TL, Lopez Ayala JL, Maeda EE, Malhi Y, Maria VRB, Marques MCM, Marques R, Maza Chamba H, Mbwambo L, Lisboa Melgaco KL, Angela Mendivelso H, Murphy BP, O'Brien JJ, Oberbauer SF, Okada N, Pelissier R, Prior LD, Alejandro Roig F, Ross M, Rossatto DR, Rossi V, Rowland L, Rutishauser E, Santana H, Schulze M, Selhorst D, Silva WR, Silveira M, Spannl S, Swaine MD, Toledo JJ, Toledo MM, Toledo M, Toma T, Tomazello Filho M, Valdez Hernandez JI, Verbesselt J, Vieira SA, Vincent G, de Castilho CV, Volland F, Worbes M, Bolzan Zanon ML, Aragao LEOC (2016) Climate seasonality limits leaf carbon assimilation and wood productivity in tropical forests. Biogeosciences 13(8): 2537-2562, doi: 10.5194/bg-13-2537-2016.



Bade C, Jacob M, Jungkunst HF, Leuschner C, Hauck M (2015) Nitrogen mineralization peaks under closed canopy during the natural forest development cycle of an old-growth temperate spruce forest. Annals of Forest Science 72: 67-76.

Bade C, Jacob M, Leuschner C, Hauck M (2015) Chemical properties of decaying wood in an old-growth spruce forest and effects on soil chemistry. Biogeochemistry 122: 1-13.

Báez S, Malizia A, Carilla J, Blundo C, Aguilar M, Aguirre N, Aguirre Z, Álvarez E, Cuesta F, Duque A, Farfán-Rios W, García-Cabrera K, Grau R, Homeier J, Linares-Palomino R, Malizia L, Melo-Cruz O, Osinaga O, Phillips O, Reynel C, Silman MR, Feeley KJ (2015) Large-scale patterns of turnover and basal area change in Andean Forests. PLOS ONE 10: e0126594.

Carate D, Leuschner C, Homeier J (2015) Performance of seedlings of a shade-tolerant tropical tree species after moderate addition of N and P. Frontiers in Earth Science 3: 75.

Chenlemuge T, Dulamsuren C, Hertel D, Schuldt B, Leuschner C, Hauck M (2015) Hydraulic properties and fine root mass of Larix sibirica along forest edge-interior gradients. Acta Oecologica 63: 28-35.

Chenlemuge T, Schuldt B, Dulamsuren C, Hertel D, Leuschner C, Hauck M (2015) Stem increment and hydraulic architecture of a boreal conifer (Larix sibirica) under contrasting macroclimates. Trees 29, 623-636.

Crowther TW, Glick HB, Covey K, Bettigole C, Maynard DS, Thomas SM, Smith J, Hintler G, Jetz W, Tuanmu M, Duguid M, Salas C, Stam C, Piotto D, Tavani R, Green S, Bruce G, Williams SJ, Wiser S, Huber M, Hengeveld GM, Tikhonova E, Borchardt P, Li C, Powrie L, Fischer M, Hemp A, Homeier J, Cho P, Vibrans AC, Umane P, Piao S, Ashton M, Bradford MA (2015) Seeing the forest and the trees: mapping tree density at a global scale. Nature 525: 201-205.

Fan Y, Roupsard O, Bernoux M, Le Maire G, Panferov O, Kotowska MM, Knohl A (2015) A sub-canopy structure for simulating oil palm in the Community Land Model (CLM-Palm): phenology, allocation and yield. Geoscientific Model Development 8: 3785-3800.

Hajek P, Seidel D, Leuschner C (2015) Mechanical abrasion, and not competition for light, is the dominant canopy interaction in a temperate mixed forest. Forest Ecology and Management 348: 108-116.

Jacob A, Leuschner C (2015) Complementarity in the use of nitrogen forms in a temperate broad-leaved mixed forest. Plant Ecology and Diversity 8: 243-258.

Knutzen F, Meier IC, Leuschner C (2015) Does reduced precipitation trigger physiological and morphological drought adaptations in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.)? Comparing provenances across a precipitation gradient. Tree Physiology 35: 949-963.

Köhler L, Leuschner C, Hauck M, Hertel D (2015) Cloud water interception and element deposition differ largely between Norway spruce stands along an elevation transect in Harz Mountains, Germany. Ecohydrology  8: 1048-1064.

Kotowska MM, Hertel D, Abou Rajab Y, Barus H, Schuldt B (2015) Patterns in hydraulic architecture from roots to branches in six tropical tree species from cacao agroforestry and their relation to wood density and stem growth. Frontiers in Plant Science 6: 191.

Kotowska MM, Leuschner C, Triadiati T, Meriem S, Hertel D (2015) Quantifying above- and belowground biomass carbon loss with forest conversion in tropical lowlands of Sumatra (Indonesia). Global Change Biology 21: 3620-3634.

Krause B, Culmsee H, Wesche K, Leuschner C (2015) Historical and recent fragmentation of temperate floodplain grasslands: do patch size and distance affect plant species richness of wet meadows? Folia Geobotanica 50: 253-266.

Kubisch P, Hertel D, Leuschner C (2015) Do ectomycorrhizal and arbuscular mycorrhizal temperate tree species systematically differ in root order based fine root morphology and biomass? Frontiers in Plant Science 6: 64.

Kurzatowski D, Leuschner C, Homeier J (2015) Effects of flooding on trees in the semi-deciduous transition forests of the Araguaia floodplain, Brazil. Acta Oecologica 69: 21-30.

Leuschner C (2015) Monospecific and mixed stands of Fagus and Nothofagus species in the temperate zones of the world. Berichte der Reinhold Tüxen-Gesellschaft 27: 49-63.

Lübbe T, Schuldt B, Leuschner C (2015) Species identity and neighbor size surpass the impact of tree species diversity on productivity in experimental broad-leaved tree sapling assemblages under dry and moist conditions. Frontiers in Plant Science 6: 857.

Meier IC, Pritchard SG, Brzostek ER, McCormack ML, Phillips RP (2015) Rhizosphere and hyphosphere differ in their impacts on carbon and nitrogen cycling in forests exposed to elevated CO2. New Phytologist 205:1164-1174.

Meyer S, Bergmeier E, Becker T, Wesche K, Krause B, Leuschner C (2015) Detecting long-term losses at the plant community level ? arable fields in Germany revisited. Applied Vegetation Science 18: 432-442.

Meyer S, Leuschner C (Hrsg) (2015) 100 Äcker für die Vielfalt ? Initiativen zur Förderung der Ackerwildkrautflora in Deutschland. Universitätsverlag Göttingen, 351 S.

Meyer S, Wesche K, Hans J, Leuschner C, Albach DC (2015) Landscape complexity has limited effects on the genetic structure of two arable weed species, Adonis vernalis and Consolida regalis. Weed Research 55: 406-415.

Müller-Hauboldt H, Hertel D, Leuschner C (2015) Climatic drivers of mast fruiting in European beech and resulting C and N allocation shifts. Ecosystems 18: 1083-1100.

Salazar L, Homeier J, Kessler K, Abrahamczyk S, Lehnert M, Krömer T, Kluge J (2015) Diversity patterns of ferns along elevational gradients in Andean tropical forests. Plant Ecology and Diversity 8: 13-24.

Scheibe A, Steffens C, Seven J, Jacob A, Hertel D, Leuschner C, Gleixner G (2015) Effects of tree identity dominate over tree diversity on the soil microbial community structure. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 81: 219-227.

Seidel D, Busch G, Krause B, Bade C, Feßel C, Kleinn C (2015) Quantification of Biomass Production Potentials from Trees Outside Forests - A Case Study from Central Germany. Bioenergy Research 8: 1344-1351.

Seifert C, Leuschner C, Culmsee H (2015) Arable plant diversity on conventional cropland ? The role of crop species, management and environment. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 213: 151-163.

Seifert C, Leuschner C, Culmsee H (2015) Short rotation coppice as habitat for vascular plants. In: Butler-Manning D, Bemmann A, Bredemeier M, Lamersdorf N, Ammer C (eds) Bioenergy from Dendromass for the Sustainable Development of Rural Areas. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany. pp. 63-78.

Steffen K, Leuschner C (2015) Sixty years of change in the macrophyte vegetation of north-west German running waters: a community- and landscape-level analysis. Feddes Repertorium 125: 98-120.

Slik JWF, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Aiba SI, Alvarez-Loayza P, Alves LF, Ashton P, Balvanera P, Bastian M, Bellingham PJ, van den Berg E, Bernacci L, Conceição Bispo P, Blanc L, Böhning-Gaese K, Boeckx P, Bongers F, Boyle B, Bradford M, Brearley FQ, Breuer Ndoundou Hockemba M, Bunyavejchewin S, Calderado Leal Matos D, Castillo-Santiago M, Catharino ELM, Chai SL, Chen Y, Colwell R, Chazdo R, Clark C, Clark DB, Clark DA, Culmsee H, Damas K, Dattaraja HS, Dauby G, Davidar P, DeWalt SJ, Doucet JL, Duque A, Durigan G, Eichhorn K, Eisenlohr PV, Eler E, Ewango C, Farwig N, Feeley K, Ferreira L, Field R, de Oliveira Filho AT, Fletcher C, Forshed O, Franco G, Fredriksson G, Gillespie T, Gillet JF, Amarnath G, Griffith DM, Grogan J, Gunatilleke N, Harris D, Harrison R, Hector A, Homeier J, Imai N, Itoh A, Jansen PA, Joly CA, de Jong BHJ, Kartawinata K, Kearsley E, Kelly DL, Kenfack D, Kessler M, Kitayama K, Kooyman R, Larney E, Laumonier Y, Laurance S, Laurance W, Lawes MJ, do Amaral IL, Letcher SG, Lindsell J, Lu X, Mansor A, Marjokorpi A, Martin EH, Meilby H, Melo FPL, Metcalfe D, Medjibe VP, Metzger JP, Millet J, Mohandass D, Montero JC, de Morisson Valeriano M, Mugerwa B, Nagamasu H, Nilus R, Ochoa-Gaona S, Onrizal, Page N, Parolin P, Parren M, Parthasarathy N, Paudel E, Permana A, Piedade MTF, Pitman N, Poorter L, Poulsen A, Poulsen J, Powers J, Prasad RC, Puyravaud JP, Razafimahaimodison JC, Reitsma J, dos Santos JR, Spironello WR, Romero-Saltos H, Rovero F, Rozak A, Ruokolainen K, Rutishauser E, Saiter F, Saner P, Santos BA, Santos F, Sarker SK, Satdichanh M, Schmitt CB, Schöngart J, Schulze M, Suganuma MS, Sheil D, da Silva Pinheiro E, Sist P, Stevart T, Sukumar R, Sun F, Sunderland T, Suresh HS, Suzuki E, Tabarelli M, Tang J, Targhetta N, Theilade I, Thomas DW, Tchouto P, Hurtado J, Valencia R, van Valkenburg J, Van Do T, Vasquez R, Verbeeck H, Adekunle V, Vieira SA, Webb C, Whitfeld T, Wich S, Williams J, Wittmann F, Wöll H, Yang X, Yao YA, Yap S, Yoneda T, Zahawi RA, Zakaria R, Zang R (2015) An estimate of the number of tropical tree species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA (PNAS) 112: 7472-7477.

Sutcliffe L, Batary P, Becker T, Orci KM, Leuschner C (2015) Both local and landscape factors determine plant and Orthoptera diversity in the semi-natural grasslands of Transylvania, Romania. Biodiversity and Conservation 24: 229-245.

Sutcliffe L, Batáry P, Kormann U, Báldi A, Dicks LV, Herzon I, Kleijn D, Tryjanowski P, Apostolova I, Arlettaz R, Aunins A, Aviron S, Bale?entien? L, Fischer C, Halada L, Hartel T, Helm A, Hristov I, Jelaska SD, Kaligari? M, Kamp J, Klimek S, Koorberg P, Kostiuková J, Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Kuemmerle T, Leuschner C, Lindborg R, Loos J, Maccherini S, Marja R, Máthé O, Paulini I, Proença V, Rey-Benayas J, Sans FX, Seifert C, Stalenga J, Timaeus J, Török P, van Swaay C, Viik E, Tscharntke T (2015) Harnessing the biodiversity value of Central and Eastern European farmland. Diversity and Distributions 21: 722-730.

Tapia-Armijos MF, Homeier J, Espinosa CI, Leuschner C, de la Cruz M (2015) Deforestation and forest fragmentation in South Ecuador since the 1970s ? Losing a hotspot of biodiversity. PLOS ONE 10: e0133701.

Violita, Kotowska MM, Hertel D, Triadiati, Miftahudin, Anas I (2015) Transformation of lowland rainforest into oil palm plantations results in changes of leaf litter production and decomposition in Sumatra, Indonesia. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences 6: 546-556.

Wagner B, Eryuan L, Xiaoxia L, Choimaa D, Leuschner C, Hauck M (2015) Carbon pools of semi-arid Picea crassifolia forests in the Qilian Mountains (north-eastern Tibetan Plateau). Forest Ecology and Management 343: 136-143.

Werner FA, Homeier J (2015) Is tropical montane forest heterogeneity promoted by a resource-driven feedback cycle? Evidence from nutrient relations, herbivory and litter decomposition along a topographical gradient. Functional Ecology 29: 430-440.

Wittich B, Homeier J, Leuschner C (2015) Ammonium, nitrate and glycine uptake of six Ecuadorian tropical montane forest tree species: an in situ pot experiment with saplings. Journal of Tropical Ecology 31: 139-152.

Zhang C, Vornam B, Volmer K, Prinz K, Kleemann F, Köhler L, Polle A, Finkeldey R (2015) Genetic diversity in aspen and its relation to arthropod abundance. Frontiers in Plant Science 5: 806.

Zimmermann J, Hauck M, Dulamsuren C, Leuschner C (2015) Climate warming-related growth decline affects Fagus sylvatica, but not other broad-leaved tree species in Central European mixed forests. Ecosystems 18: 560-572.


Babel W, Biermann T, Coners H, Falge E, Seeber E, Ingrisch J, Schleuß P-M, Gerken T, Leonbacher J, Leipold T, Willinghöfer S, Schützenmeister K, Shibistova O, Becker L, Hafner S, Spielvogel S, Li X, Xu X, Sun Y, Zhang L, Yang Y, Ma Y, Wesche K, Graf H-F, Leuschner C, Guggenberger G, Kuzyakov Y, Miehe G, Foken T (2014) Pasture degradation modifies the water and carbon cycles of the Tibetan highlands. Biogeosciences 11: 6633-6656.

Camenzind T, Hempel S, Homeier J, Horn S, Velescu A, Wilcke W & Rillig MC (2014) Nitrogen and phosphorus additions impact arbuscular mycorrhizal abundance and molecular diversity in a tropical montane forest. Global Change Biology 20: 3646-3659.

Carsjens C, Ngoc Quynh N, Knutzen F, Meier IC, Müller M, Finkeldey R, Leuschner C, Polle A (2014) Intra-specific variations in expression of stress-related genes in beech progenies are stronger than drought-induced responses. Tree Physiology 34: 1348-1361.

Culmsee H, Schmidt M, Schmiedel I, Schacherer A, Meyer P, Leuschner C (2014) Predicting the distribution of forest habitat types using indicator species to facilitate systematic conservation planning. Ecological Indicators 37: 131-144.

Dittrich S, Jacob M, Bade C, Leuschner C, Hauck M (2014) The significance of deadwood for total bryophyte, lichen and vascular plant diversity in an old-growth spruce forest. Plant Ecology 215: 1123-1137.

Dulamsuren C, Khishigjargal M, Leuschner C, Hauck M (2014) Response of tree-ring width to climate warming and selective logging in larch forests of the Mongolian Altai. Journal of Plant Ecology 7: 24-38.

Glatthorn J, Beckschäfer P (2014) Standardizing the Protocol for Hemispherical Photographs: Accuracy Assessment of Binarization Algorithms. PLOS ONE 9: e111924.

Hajek P, Hertel D, Leuschner C (2014) Root order- and root age-dependent response of two poplar species to belowground competition. Plant and Soil 377: 337-355.

Hajek P, Leuschner C, Hertel D, Delzon S, Schuldt B (2014) Trade-offs between xylem hydraulic properties, wood anatomy and yield in Populus. Tree Physiology 34: 744-756.

Hauck M, Dulamsuren C, Badamdorj B, Kaman U, Ulzhan B, Erdenechuluun O, Sergei T, Tojoo E, Agadil S, Ulagvan B, Leuschner C (2014) Relationships between the diversity patterns of vascular plants, lichens and invertebrates in the Central Asian forest-steppe ecotone. Biodiversity and Conservation 23: 1105-1117.

Hoeber S, Leuschner C, Koehler L, Arias-Aguilar D, Schuldt B (2014) The importance of hydraulic conductivity and wood density to growth performance in eight tree species from a tropical semi-dry climate. Forest Ecology and Management 330: 126-136.

Hötker H, Dierschke V, Flade M, Leuschner C (2014) Diversitätsverluste in der Brutvogelwelt des Acker- und Grünlands. Natur und Landschaft 89: 410-416.

Jacob A, Hertel D, Leuschner C (2014) Diversity and species identity effects on fine root productivity and turnover in a species-rich temperate broad-leaved forest. Functional Plant Biology 41: 678-789.

Jantz N, Homeier J, Behling H (2014) Representativeness of tree diversity in the modern pollen rain of Andean montane forests. Journal of Vegetation Sience 25: 481-90.

Kessler M, Güdel R, Salazar L, Homeier J, Kluge J (2014) Impact of mycorrhization on the abundance, growth and leaf nutrient status of ferns along a tropical elevational gradient. Oecologia 175: 887-900.

Kessler M, Toivonen J, Sylvester S, Kluge J, Hertel D (2014) Elevational patterns of Polylepis tree height (Rosaceae) in the high Andes of Peru: role of human impact and climatic conditions. Frontiers in Plant Science 5: 194.

Khishigjargal M, Dulamsuren C, Leuschner HH, Leuschner C, Hauck M (2014) Climate effects on inter- and intra-annual larch stemwood anomalies in the Mongolian forest-steppe. Acta Oecologica 55: 113-121.

Krause B, Wesche K, Culmsee H, Leuschner C (2014) Diversitätsverluste und floristischer Wandel im Grünland seit 1950. Natur und Landschaft 89: 399-404.

Legner N, Fleck S, Leuschner C (2014) Within-canopy variation in photosynthetic capacity, SLA and foliar N in temperate broad-leaved trees with contrasting shade tolerance. Trees 28: 263-280.

Leuschner C, Krause B, Meyer S, Bartels M (2014) Strukturwandel im Acker- und Grünland Niedersachsens und Schleswig-Holsteins seit 1950. Natur  und Landschaft 89: 386-391.

Leuschner C, Wulf M, Bäuchler P, Hertel D (2014) Forest continuity as a key determinant of soil carbon and nutrient storage in beech forests on sandy soils in Northern Germany. Ecosystems 17: 497-511.

Meier IC, Leuschner C (2014) Nutrient dynamics along a precipitation gradient in European beech forests. Biogeochemistry 120: 51-69.

Meyer S, Hoeber S, Nehring S, Leuschner C (2014) Konsequenzen des Bioenergiepflanzenanbaus für die Segetalvegetation. Natur und Landschaft 89: 429-433.

Meyer S, van Elsen T, Blümlein B, Kaerlein M, Metzner J, Gottwald F, Wehke S, Dietrich M, Wahmhoff W, Stock R, Leuschner C (2014) Agrobiodiversitätsschutz durch Schutzäcker. Das Projekt ?100 Äcker für die Vielfalt?. Natur und Landschaft 89: 434-441.

Meyer S, Wesche K, Krause B, Brütting C, Hensen I, Leuschner C 2014. Diversitätsverluste und floristischer Wandel im Ackerland seit 1950. Natur und Landschaft 89: 392-398.

Mölder I, Leuschner C (2014) European beech grows better and is less drought sensitive in mixed than in pure stands: tree neighbourhood effects on radial increment. Trees 28: 777-792.

Moser G, Schuldt B, Hertel D, Horna V, Coners H, Barus H, Leuschner C (2014) Replicated throughfall exclusion experiment in an Indonesian perhumid rainforest: wood production, litter fall and fine root growth under simulated drought. Global Change Biology 20: 1481-1497.

Schleuß P-M, Heitkamp F, Leuschner C, Fender A-C, Jungkunst HF (2014) Higher subsoil carbon storage in species-rich than species-poor temperate forests. Environmentol Research Letters 9: 014007.

Schmidt-Walter P, Richter F, Herbst M, Schuldt B, Lamersdorf NP (2014) Transpiration and water use strategies of a young and a full-grownshort rotation coppice differing in canopy cover and leaf area. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology 195-196: 165-178.

Seifert C, Leuschner C, Meyer S, Culmsee H (2014) Inter-relationships between crop type, management intensity and light transmissivity in annual crop systems and their effect on farmland plant diversity. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 195: 173-182.

Steffen K, Becker T, Leuschner C (2014) Diversitätsverluste und floristischer Wandel in der Fließgewässervegetation seit 1950. Natur und Landschaft 89: 405-409.

Steffen K, Leuschner C, Müller U, Wiegleb G, Becker T (2014) Relationships between macrophyte vegetation and physical and chemical conditions in northwest German running waters. Aquatic Botany 113: 46-55.

Sutcliffe LME, Öllerer K, Roellig M. (2014) Wood-pasture management in Southern Transylvania (Romania): from communal to where? In: T. Hartel, T. Plieninger (Hg.) European wood-pastures in transition: a social-ecological approach. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 219-29.

Toivonen J, Horna V, Kessler M, Ruokolainen K, Hertel D (2014) Interspecific variation in functional traits in relation to species climatic niche optima in Andean Polylepis (Rosaceae) tree species: evidence for climatic adaptations. Functional Plant Biology 41: 301-312.

Turtureanu PD, Palpurina S, Becker T, Dolnik C, Ruprecht E, Sutcliffe LME, Szabo A, Dengler J (2014) Scale- and taxon-dependent biodiversity patterns of dry grassland vegetation in Transylvania (Romania). Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 182: 15-24.

Valtanen K, Eissfeller V, Beyer F, Hertel D, Scheu S, Polle A (2014) Carbon and nitrogen fluxes between beech and their ectomycorrhizal assemblage. Mycorrhiza 24: 645-650.


Ashford OS, Foster WA, Turner BL, Sayer EJ, Sutcliffe LME, Tanner EVJ (2013) Litter manipulation and the soil arthropod community in a lowland tropical rainforest. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 62: 5-12.

Batáry P, Sutcliffe LME, Dormann CF, Tscharntke T (2013) Organic Farming Favours Insect-Pollinated over Non-Insect Pollinated Forbs in Meadows and Wheat Fields. PLOS ONE 8: e54818.

Beyer F, Hertel D, Jung K, Fender A-C, Leuschner C (2013) Competition effects on fine root survival of Fagus syvlatica and Fraxinus excelsior. Forest Ecology and Management 302: 14-22.

Beyer F, Hertel D, Leuschner C (2013) Fine root morphological and functional traits in Fagus sylvatica and Fraxinus excelsior saplings as dependent on species, root order and competition. Plant and Soil 373: 143-156.

Brambach F, Nooteboom H, Culmsee H (2013) Magnolia sulawesiana described, and a key to the species of Magnolia (Magnoliaceae) occurring in Sulawesi. Blumea 58: 271-276.

Cesarz S, Fender A-C, Beyer F, Valtanen K, Pfeiffer B, Gansert D, Hertel D, Polle A, Daniel R, Leuschner C, Scheu S (2013). Beech promotes rhizosphere functioning by favouring fungi. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 61: 23-32.

Chenlemuge T, Hertel D, Dulamsuren C, Khishigjargal M, Leuschner C, Hauck M (2013) Extremely low fine root biomass in Larix sibirica forests at the southern drought limit of the boreal forest. Flora 208: 488-496.

Culmsee H, Leuschner C (2013) Consistent patterns of elevational change in tree taxonomic and phylogenetic diversity across Malesian mountain forests. Journal of Biogeography 40: 1997-2010.

Dittrich S, Hauck M, Jacob M, Rommerskirchen A, Leuschner C (2013) Response of ground vegetation and epiphyte diversity to natural age dynamics in a Central European mountain spruce forest. Journal of Vegetation Science 24: 675-687.

Dittrich S, Hauck M, Schweigatz D, Dörfler I, Hühne R, Bade C, Jacob M, Leuschner C (2013) Separating forest continuity from tree age effects on plant diversity in the ground and epiphyte vegetation of a Central European mountain spruce forest. Flora 208: 238-246.

Druckenbrod C, Meyer S (2013) Produktionsintegrierte Kompensationsmaßnahmen (PIK) in Thüringen - landwirtschaftliche Akzeptanz und naturschutzfachliche Aufwertung von Ackerflächen. Landschaftspflege und Naturschutz in Thüringen / Thüringer Landesanstalt für Umwelt und Geologie 50: 31-35.

Dulamsuren C, Hauck M, Leuschner C (2013) Seedling emergence and establishment of Pinus sylvestris in the Mongolian forest-steppe ecotone. Plant Ecology 214: 139-152.

Dulamsuren C, Wommelsdorf T, Zhao F, Xue Y, Zhumadilov BZ, Leuschner C, Hauck M (2013) Increased summer temperatures reduce the growth and regeneration of Larix sibirica in southern boreal forests of eastern Kazakhstan. Ecosystems 16: 1391-1403.

Eisfeller V, Beyer F, Valtanen K, Hertel D, Maraun M, Polle A, Scheu S (2013) Incorporation of plant carbon and microbial nitrogen into the rhizosphere food web of beech and ash. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 62: 76-81.

Fender A-C, Gansert D, Jungkunst HF, Fiedler S, Beyer F, Schützenmeister K, Thiele B, Valtanen K, Polle A, Leuschner C (2013) Root-induced tree species effects on the source/sink strength for greenhouse gases (CH4, N2O and CO2) of a temperate deciduous forest soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 57: 587?597.

Fender A-C, Leuschner C, Schützenmeister K, Gansert D, Jungkunst HF (2012) Rhizosphere effects of tree species ? large reduction of N2O emissions by saplings of ash, but not of beech, in temperate forest soil. European Journal of Soil Biology 54: 7-15.

Härdtle W, Niemeyer T, Assmann T, Aulinger A, Fichtner A, Lang A, Leuschner C, Neuwirth B, Pfister L, Quante M, Ries C, Schuldt A, von Oheimb G (2013) Climate responses of tree-ring width and ?13C signatures of sessile oak (Quercus petraea Liebl.) on soils with contrasting water supply. Plant Ecology 214: 1147-1156.

Hajek P, Hertel D, Leuschner C (2013) Intraspecific variation in root and leaf traits and leaf-root trait linkages in eight aspen demes (Populus tremula and P. tremuloides). Frontiers in Plant Science 4:415.

Hamer U, Potthast K, Wilcke W, Wullaert H, Valarezo C, Sandmann D, Maraun M, Scheu S, Homeier J (2013) Nutrient additions affecting matter turnover in forest and pasture ecosystems. n: Bendix J, Beck E, Bräuning A, Makeschin F, Mosandl R, Scheu S, Wilcke W (eds) Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity and Environmental Change in a Tropical Mountain Ecosystem of South Ecuador. Ecological Studies 221, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 297-314.

Hauck M, Böning J, Jacob M, Dittrich S, Feussner I, Leuschner C (2013) Lichen substance concentrations in the lichen Hypogymnia physodes are correlated with heavy metal concentrations in the substratum. Environmental and Experimental Botany 85: 58-63.

Hauck M, de Bruyn U, Leuschner C (2013) Dramatic diversity losses in epiphytic lichens in temperate broad-leaved forests during the last 150 years. Biological Conservation 157: 136-145.

Hauck M, Jacob M, Dittrich S, Bade C, Leuschner C (2013) Natürliche Walddynamik und ihr Wert für Biodiversität und Ökosystemfunktionen: Ergebnisse einer Fallstudie aus dem Harz. Forstarchiv 84: 75-80.

Hauck M, Tonsberg T, Mayrhofer H, Breuss O (2013) Lichen-forming and lichenicolous fungi new to Kazakhstan. Herzogia 26: 103-116.

Hauck M, Tonsberg T, Mayrhofer H, de Bruyn U, Enkhtuya O, Javkhlan S (2013) New records of lichen species from western Mongolia. Folia Cryptogamica Estonica 50: 13-22.

Hertel D, Strecker T, Müller-Haubold H, Leuschner C (2013) Fine root biomass and dynamics in beech forests across a precipitation gradient ? is optimal resource partitioning theory applicable to water-limited mature trees? Journal of Ecology 101: 1183-1200.

Homeier J, Leuschner C, Bräuning A, Cumbicus NL, Hertel D, Martinson GO, Spannl S, Veldkamp E (2013). Effects of nutrient addition on the productivity of montane forests and implications for the carbon cycle. In: Bendix J, Beck E, Bräuning A, Makeschin F, Mosandl R, Scheu S, Wilcke W (eds) Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity and Environmental Change in a Tropical Mountain Ecosystem of South Ecuador. Ecological Studies 221, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 315-329.

Homeier J, Werner F, Gawlik J, Peters T, Diertl KH, Richter M (2013) Plant diversity and its relevance for the provision of Ecosystem services. In: Bendix J, Beck E, Bräuning A, Makeschin F, Mosandl R, Scheu S, Wilcke W (eds) Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity and Environmental Change in a Tropical Mountain Ecosystem of South Ecuador. Ecological Studies 221, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 93-106.

Jacob A, Hertel D, Leuschner C (2013) On the significance of belowground overyielding in temperate mixed forests: separating species identity and species diversity effects. Oikos 122: 463-473.

Jacob M, Bade C, Calvete H, Dittrich S, Leuschner C, Hauck M (2013) Significance of over-mature and decaying trees for carbon stocks in a Central European natural spruce forest. Ecosystems 16: 336-346.

Jantz N, Homeier J, León-Yánez S, Moscoso A, Behling H (2013) Trapping pollen in the tropics - Comparing modern pollen rain spectra of different pollen traps and surface samples across Andean vegetation zones. Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology 193: 57-69 .

Khishigjargal M, Dulamsuren C, Lkhagvadorj D, Leuschner C, Hauck M (2013) Contrasting responses of seedling and sapling densities to livestock density in the Mongolian forest-steppe. Plant Ecology 214: 1391-1403.

Köcher P, Horna V, Leuschner C (2013) Stem water storage in five coexisting temperate broad-leaved tree species: significance, temporal dynamics and dependence on tree functional traits. Tree Physiology 33: 817-832.

Kottke I, Setaro S, Haug I, Herrera P, Cruz D, Fries A, Gawlik J, Homeier J, Werner F, Gerique A, Suárez JP (2013) Mycorrhiza networks promote biodiversity and stabilize the tropical mountain rain forest ecosystem? perspectives for understanding complex communities. In: Bendix J, Beck E, Bräuning A, Makeschin F, Mosandl R, Scheu S, Wilcke W (eds) Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity and Environmental Change in a Tropical Mountain Ecosystem of South Ecuador. Ecological Studies 221, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 187-203

Legner N, Fleck S, Leuschner C (2013) Low-light acclimation in five temperate broad-leaved tree species of different successional status: the significance of a shade canopy. Annals of Forest Science 70: 557-570.

Leuschner C (2013) Vegetation and ecosystems. In: Van der Maarel E, Franklin J (eds) Vegetation ecology. 2nd. ed. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK, pp. 285-307.

Leuschner C, Bäuchler P, Wulf M, Hertel D (2013) Soil C and nutrient stores under Scots pine afforestations compared to ancient beech forests in the German Pleistocene: the role of tree species and forest history. Forest Ecology and Management 310: 405-415.

Leuschner C, Gebel S, Rose L (2013) Root trait responses of six grassland species to intensive mowing and NPK fertilisation: a field study in a temperate grassland. Plant and Soil 373: 687-698.

Leuschner C, Moser G, Hertel D, Erasmi S, Leitner D, Culmsee H, Schuldt B, Schwendenmann L (2013) Conversion of tropical moist forest into cacao agroforest: Consequences for carbon pools and annual C sequestration. Agroforestry Systems 87: 1173-1187.

Leuschner C, Wesche K, Meyer S, Krause B, Steffen K, Becker T, Culmsee H (2013) Veränderungen und Verarmung in der Offenlandvegetation Norddeutschlands seit den 1950er Jahren: Wiederholungsaufnahmen in Äckern, Grünland und Fließgewässern. Berichte der Reinhold-Tüxen-Gesellschaft, 25: 166-182.

Leuschner C, Zach A, Moser G, Homeier J, Graefe S, Hertel D, Wittich B, Soethe N, Iost S, Röderstein M, Horna V, Wolf K (2013) The carbon balance of tropical mountain forests along an altitudinal transect, Southern Ecuador. In: Bendix J, Beck E, Bräuning A, Makeschin F, Mosandl R, Scheu S, Wilcke W (eds) Ecosystem Services, Biodiversity and Environmental Change in a Tropical Mountain Ecosystem of South Ecuador. Ecological Studies 221, Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 117-139.

Lkhagvadorj D, Hauck M, Dulamsuren C, Tsogtbaatar J (2013) Pastoral nomadism in the forest-steppe ecotone of the Mongolian Altai under a changing economy and a warming climate. Journal of Arid Environments 88: 82-89.

Meier IC, Avis PG, Phillips RP (2013) Fungal communities influence root exudation rates in pine seedlings. FEMS Microbial Ecology 83: 585-95.

Meier IC, Angert A, Falik O, Shelef O, Rachmilevitch S (2013) Increased root oxygen uptake in pea plants responding to non-self neighbors. Planta 238: 577-586.

Meyer S, Hilbig W, Steffen K, Schuch S (2013) Ackerwildkrautschutz - Eine Bibliographie. Bundesamt für Naturschutz, Bonn: BfN, Seiten: 224.

Meyer S, Wesche K, Krause B, Leuschner C (2013) Dramatic losses of specialist arable plants in Central Germany since the 1950s/60s ? an cross-regional analysis. Diversity and Distributions 19: 1175-1187.

Meyer S, Wesche K, Krause B, Leuschner C (2013) Veränderungen in der Segetalflora in den letzten Jahrzehnten und mögliche Konsequenzen für Agrarvögel. Mitteilungen aus dem Julius Kühn-Institut 442: 66-80.

Müller A, Horna V, Kleemann F, Vornam B, Leuschner C (2013) Physiological vs. morphological traits controlling the productivity of six aspen full-sib families. Biomass and Bioenergy 56: 274-283.

Müller-Haubold H, Hertel D, Seidel D, Knutzen F, Leuschner C (2013) Climate responses of aboveground productivity and allocation in Fagus sylvatica: a transect study in mature forests. Ecosystems 16: 1498-1516.

Pfeiffer B, Fender A-C, Lasota S, Hertel D, Jungkunst HF, Daniel R (2013) Leaf litter is the main driver for changes in bacterial community structures in the rhizosphere of ash and beech. Applied Soil Ecology 72: 150-160.

Rose L, Rubarth MC, Hertel D, Leuschner C (2013) Management alters interspecific leaf trait relationships and trait-based species rankings in permanent meadows. Journal of Vegetation Science 24: 239-250.

Rose L, Hertel D, Leuschner C (2013) Livestock type effects on biomass and nitrogen partitioning in temperate pastures with different functional group abundance. Grass and Forage Science 68: 386-394.

Schuldt B, Brock N, Leuschner C, Brix S, Horna V (2013) Changes in wood density, wood anatomy and hydraulic properties of the xylem along the root-to-shoot flow path in tropical rainforest trees. Tree Physiology 33: 161-174.

Seidel D, Leuschner C, Scherber C, Beyer F, Wommelsdorf T, Cahman MJ, Fehrmann L (2013) Tthe relationship between tree diversity, canopy space exploration and productivity in a temperate broad-leaved mixed forest. Forest Ecology and Management 310: 366-374.

Steffen K, Herr W, Becker T, Leuschner C (2013) Diversity loss in the macrophyte vegetation of northwest German streams and rivers between the 1950s and 2010. Hydrobiologia 713: 1-17.

Sutcliffe LME, Paulini I, Jones G, Marggraf R, Page N (2013) Pastoral commons use in Romania and the role of the Common Agricultural Policy. International Journal of the Commons 7: 58-72.

Unger M, Homeier J, Leuschner C (2013) Relationships among leaf area index, below-canopy light availability and tree diversity along a transect from tropical lowland to montane forests in NE Ecuador. Tropical Ecology 54: 33-45.

Wirth V, Hauck M, Schultz M (2013) Die Flechten Deutschlands, 2 Bde. Ulmer Verlag, Stuttgart, 1244 S.


Bittner S, Janott M, Ritter D, Köcher P, Beese F, Priesack E (2012) Functional-structural water flow model reveals differences between diffuse- and ring-porous tree species. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 158-159: 80-89.

Blossfeld S, Gansert D (2012) The use of planar optodes in root studies for quantitative imaging. In: Mancuso S (ed) Measuring Roots. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 83-92.

Brütting C, Meyer S, Kühne P, Hensen I, Wesche K (2012) Spatial genetic structure and low diversity of the rare arable plant Bupleurum rotundifolium L. indicate fragmentation in Central Europe. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 161: 70-77.

Brütting C, Wesche K, Meyer S, Hensen I (2012) Genetic diversity of six arable plants in relation to their Red List status. Biodiversity and Conservation 21: 745-761.

Dengler J, Becker T, Ruprecht E, Szabó A, Becker U, Beldean M, Bita-Nicolae C, Dolnik C, Goia I, Peyrat J, Sutcliffe LME, Turtureanu PD, U?urlu E (2012) Festuco-Brometea communities of the Transylvanian Plateau (Romania) ? a preliminary overview on syntaxonomy, ecology, and biodiversity. Tuexenia 32: 319-359.

Fender A-C, Pfeiffer B, Gansert D, Leuschner C, Daniel R, Jungkunst H (2012) The inhibiting effect of nitrate fertilisation on methane uptake of a temperate forest soil is influenced by labile carbon. Biology and Fertility of Soils 48, 621?631.

Gebauer T, Horna V, Leuschner C (2012) Canopy transpiration of pure and mixed forest stands with variable abundance of European beech. Journal of Hydrology 442-443: 2-14.

Grunwald D, Fender AC, Erasmi S, Jungkunst HF (2012) Towards improved bottom-up inventories of methane from the European land surface. Atmospheric Environment 51: 203-211.

Hauck M, Javkhlan S, Lkhagvadorj D, Bayartogtokh B, Dulamsuren Ch, Leuschner C (2012) Edge and land-use effects on epiphytic lichen diversity in the forest-steppe ecotone of the Mongolian Altai. Flora 207: 450-458.

Hauck M, Zimmermann J, Jacob M, Dulamsuren C, Bade C, Ahrends B, Leuschner C (2012) Rapid recovery of stem increment in Norway spruce at reduced SO2 levels in the Harz Mountains, Germany. Environmental Pollution 164: 132-141.

Homeier J, Hertel D, Camenzind T, Cumbicus N, Maraun M, Martinson GO, Poma LN, Rillig MC, Sandmann D, Scheu S, Veldkamp E, Wilcke W, Wullaert H, Leuschner C (2012) Tropical Andean forests are highly susceptible to nutrient inputs ? Rapid effects of experimental N and P addition to an Ecuadorian montane forest. PLOS ONE 7: e47128.

Karger DN, Kluge J, Abrahamczyk S, Salazar L, Homeier J, Lehnert M, Amoroso VB, Kessler M (2012) Bryophyte cover on trees as proxy for relative air humidity in the tropics. Ecological Indicators 20: 277-281.

Kessler M, Hertel D, Jungkunst HF, Kluge J, Abrahamczyk S, Bos M, Buchori D, Gerold G, Gradstein SR, Köhler S, Leuschner C, Moser G, Pitopang R, Saleh S, Schulze CH, Sporn SG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tjitrosoedirdjo SS, Tscharntke T (2012) Can joint carbon and biodiversity management in tropical agroforestry landscapes be optimized? PLOS ONE 7: e47192.

Köcher P, Horna V, Beckmeyer I, Leuschner C (2012) Hydraulic properties and embolism in small-diameter roots of five temperate broad-leaved tree species with contrasting drought tolerance.  Annals of Forest Science 69: 693-703.

Köcher P, Horna V, Leuschner C (2012) Environmental control of daily stem growth patterns in five temperate broad-leaved tree species. Tree Physiology 32:1021-1032.


Kohlbrecher C, Wesche K, Hilbig W, Leuschner C, Meyer S (2012) Veränderungen in der Segetalflora am Kyffhäusergebirge in den letzten 50 Jahren. Landschaftspflege und Naturschutz in Thüringen / Thüringer Landesanstalt für Umwelt und Geologie 49: 1-9.

Meier IC (2012) Climatic data, Tree ring records. In: Philander, SG (ed) Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change. Sage Publications, 239-41.

Müller A, Horna V, Zhang C, Leuschner C (2012) Different growth strategies determine the carbon gain and productivity of aspen collectives to be used in short-rotation plantations. Biomass and Bioenergy 46: 242-250.

Page N, Popa R, Huband S, Balan A, Sutcliffe LME (2012) Romania. In: Rainer Oppermann, Guy Beaufoy, Gwyn Jones (ed) High Nature Value farming in Europe. Verlag Regionalkultur, Ubstadt, 346-357.

Petersen U, Wrage N, Köhler L, Leuschner C, Isselstein J (2012) Manipulating the species composition of permanent grasslands ? a new approach to biodiversity experiments. Basic and Applied Ecology 13: 1-9.

Phillips RP, Meier IC, Bernhardt ES, Grandy AS, Wickings K, Finzi AC (2012) Roots and fungi accelerate carbon and nitrogen cycling in forests exposed to elevated CO2. Ecology Letters 15: 1042-49.

Rose L, Coners H, Leuschner C (2012) Effects of fertilization and cutting frequency on the water balance of a temperate grassland. Ecohydrology 5: 64-72.

Rose L, Leuschner C (2012) The diversity-productivity relationship in permanent grasslands: negligible diversity effect, dominant influence of management regime. Plant Ecology and Diversity 5: 265-274.

Seidel D, Fleck S, Leuschner C (2012) Analyzing forest canopies with ground-based laser scanning: A comparison with hemispherical photography. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 154-155: 1-8.

Storkey J, Meyer S, Mills KS, Leuschner C (2012) The impact of agricultural intensification and land use change on the European arable flora. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 279: 1421-1429.

Unger M, Homeier J, Leuschner C (2012) Effects of soil chemistry on tropical forest biomass and productivity at different elevations in the equatorial Andes. Oecologia 170: 263-274.

Werner FA, Homeier J, Oesker M, Boy J (2012) Epiphytic biomass of a tropical Andean forest varies with topography. Journal of Topical Ecology 28: 23-31.

Wesche K, Krause B, Culmsee H, Leuschner C (2012) Fifty years of change in Central European grassland vegetation: large losses in species richness and animal-pollinated plants. Biological Conservation 150: 76-85.

Wittich B, Horna V, Homeier J, Leuschner C (2012) Altitudinal decrease in the photosynthetic capacity of tropical trees ? a case study from Ecuador and a pan-tropical literature analysis. Ecosystems 15: 958-973.



Becker Th, Andres C, Dierschke H (2011) Junge und alte Steppenrasen im NSG "Badraer Lehde-Großer Eller" im Kyffhäusergebirge. Tuexenia : Mitteilungen d. Floristisch-Soziologischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft, 31: 173-210.

Becker Th, Becker U (2011) Umsiedlung einer Population des Hirschzungenfarns (Asplenium scolopendrium L.) aus einem Gipssteinbruch in eine Doline des südharzer Gipskarstes. Mitteilungen des Verbandes der deutschen Höhlen- und Karstforscher e.V. München , 57: 12-17.

Becker Th, Voss N, Durka W (2011) Pollen limitation and inbreeding depression in an ?old rare? bumblebee-pollinated grassland herb. Plant Biology 13: 857-864.

Dulamsuren Ch, Hauck M, Leuschner, H-H, Leuschner Ch (2011) Climate response of tree-ring width in Larix sibirica growing in the drought-stressed forest-steppe ecotone of northern Mongolia. Annals of Forest Science, 68(2): 275-282.

Fender AC, Mantilla-Contreras J, Leuschner Ch (2011) Multiple environmental control of leaf area and its significance for productivity in beech saplings. TREES-STRUCT FUNCT, 25: 847-857.

Fleck St, Mölder I, Jacob M, Gebauer T, Jungkunst HF, Leuschner Ch. (2011) Comparison of conventional eight-point crown projections with LIDAR-based virtual crown projections in a temperate old-growth forest. ANN FOREST SCI, 68: 1173-1185.

Graefe S, Leuschner Ch, Coners H, Hertel D (2011) Root functioning in tropical high-elevation forests: Environmental vs. biological control of root water absorption. Enviro Ex Bot, 71: 329-336.

Hauck M (2011) Eutrophication threatens the biochemical diversity in lichens. LICHENOLOGIST, 43: 147-154.

Hauck M (2011) Site factors controlling epiphytic lichen abundance in northern coniferous forests. FLORA, 206: 81-90.

Hauck M, Otto PI, Dittrich S, Jacob M, Bade C, Dörfler I, Leuschner Ch (2011) Small increase in substratum pH causes the dieback of one of Europe's most common lichens, Lecanora conizaeoides. ANN BOT-LONDON, 108: 359-366.

Hertel D (2011) Tree roots in canopy soils of old European beech trees - an ecological reassessment of a forgotten phenomenon. PEDOBIOLOGIA, 54: 119-125.

Hertel D, Köhler L, Rillig M (2011) Mycorrhizal, endophytic and ectomorphological status of tree roots in the canopy of a montane rain forest. BIOTROPICA, 43(4): 401-404.

Hertel D, Schoeling D (2011) Below-ground response of Norway spruce to climate conditions at Mount Brocken (Germany) ? a re-assessment of Central Europe's northernmost treeline. FLORA, 206: 127-135.

Hertel D, Schoeling D (2011) Norway spruce shows contrasting changes in below- versus above-ground carbon partitioning towards the alpine treeline: evidence from a Central European case study. ARCT ANTARCT ALP RES, 43: 46-55.

Horna V, Schuldt B, Brix S, Leuschner Ch. (2011) Environment and tree size controlling stem sap flow in a perhumid tropical forest of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Ann For Sci, 68(5): 1027-1038.

Kleemann F, von Fragstein M, Vornam B, Müller A, Leuschner Ch, Holzschuh A, Tscharntke T, Finkeldey R, Polle A (2011). Relating genetic variation of ecologically important tree traits to associated organisms in full-sib aspen families. Eur J For Res, 130: 707-716

Krause B, Culmsee H, Wesche K, Bergmeier E, Leuschner Ch. Habitat loss of floodplain meadows in north Germany since the 1950s. Biodiversity and Conservation, 20: 2347-2364.

Laurance WF, Useche DC, Shoo LP, Herzog SK, Kessler M, Escobar F, Brehm G, Axmacher JC, Chen IC, Arellano Gámez L, Hietz P, Fiedler K, Pyrcz T, Wolf J, Merkord CL, Cardelus C, Marshall A, Ah-Peng C, Aplet GH, del Coro Arizmendi M, Baker WJ, Barone J, Brühl CA, Bussmann RW, Cicuzza D, Eilu G, Favila ME, Hemp A, Hemp C, Homeier J, Huey RB, Hurtado J, Jankowski J, Kattán G, Kluge J, Krömer T, Lees D, Lehnert M, Longino JT, Lovett J, Martin PH, Patterson B, Pearson R, Peh KSH, Richardson B, Richardson M, Samways M, Senbeta F, Smith TB, Utteridge T, Watkins JE, Wilson R, Williams SE, Thomas CD (2011) Global warming, elevational ranges and the vulnerability of tropical biota. BIOL CONSERV, 144: 548-557.

Meyer P, Schmidt M, Blick T, Brunet J, Dorow W, Hakes W, Härdtle W, Heinken T, Hertel D, Knapp HD, Leuschner Ch, Von Oheimb G, Otte V, Schmidt W (2011) Stellungnahme zu Walentowski H. et al. 2010. Sind die deutschen Waldnaturschutzkonzepte adäquat für die Erhaltung der buchenwaldtypischen Flora und Fauna? Eine kritische Bewertung basierend auf der Herkunft der Waldarten des mitteleuropäischen Tief- und Hügellandes. Forstarchiv 81, 195-217. Forstarchiv : forstwissenschaftliche Fachzeitschrift , 82: 62-66.

Mölder I, Leuschner Ch, Leuschner H H (2011) ?13C signature of tree rings and radial increment of Fagus slyvatica trees as dependent on tree neighborhood and climate. Trees, 25: 215-229.

Moser G, Leuschner Ch, Hertel D, Graefe S, Soethe N, Iost S. Elevation effects on the carbon budget of tropical mountain forests (S Ecuador): the role of the belowground compartment. Global Change Biology, 17: 2211?2226.

Müller A, Leuschner Ch, Horna V, Zhang C (2011) Photosynthetic characteristics and growth performance of closely related aspen taxa: On the systematic relatedness of the Eurasian Populus tremula and the North American P. tremuloides. FLORA, 207: 87-95.

Rewald B, Michopoulos P, Dalsgaard L, Jones DL, Godbold, DL (2011) Hydrological effects on belowground processes in temperate and Mediterranean forests. In: Bredemeier M, Cohen S, Godbold DL, Lode E, Pichler V, Schleppi P (Ed.) Forest management and the water cycle - An ecosystem based approach. Springer Netherland, ISBN-13: 9789048198337. 5-30.

Rewald B, Leuschner Ch, Wiesman Z, Ephrath JE (2011) Influence of salinity on root hydraulic properties of three olive varieties. Plant Biosystems, 145(1): 12-22.

Rewald B, Rachmilevitch S, McCuec MD, Ephrath JE (2011) Influence of saline drip-irrigation on fine root and sap-flow densities of two mature olive varieties. Env Exp Bot, 72: 107-114.

Schleuning M, Becker Th, Vadillo GP, Hahn T, Matthies D, Durka W (2011) River dynamics shape clonal diversity and genetic differentiation in populations of an Amazonian understory herb. J ECOL, 99: 373-382.

Schleuning M, Templin M, Huamán V, Vadillo PG, Becker Th, Durka W, Fischer M, Matthies D (2011) Effects of inbreeding, outbreeding, and supplemental pollen on the reproduction of a hummingbird-pollinated clonal Amazonian herb. BIOTROPICA, 43: 183-191.

Schuch S, Bock J, Leuschner Ch, Schaefer M, Wesche K. Minor changes in orthopteran assemblages of Central European protected dry grasslands during the last 40 years. J Insect Conserv 15(6): 811-822.

Schuldt B, Leuschner Ch, Horna V, Moser G, Köhler M, v. Straaten O, Barus H (2011) Change in hydraulic properties and leaf traits in a tall rainforest tree species subjected to long-term throughfall exclusion in the perhumid tropics. BIOGEOSCIENCES, 8: 2179-2194.

Seidel D, Beyer F, Hertel D, Fleck S, Leuschner Ch (2011) 3D-laser scanning: A non-destructive method for studying above-ground biomass and growth of juvenile trees. AGR FOREST METEOROL, 151: 1305-11.

Seidel D, Fleck S, Leuschner Ch, Hammett T (2011) Review of ground-based methods to measure the distribution of biomass in forest canopies. ANN FOREST SCI, 68: 225-244.

Seidel D, Leuschner Ch, Müller A, Krause B (2011) Crown plasticity in mixed forests - Quantifying asymmetry as a measure of competition using terrestrial laser scanning. Forest Ecology and Management 261: 2123-2132.

Sutcliffe LME, Larkham KS (2011) Monitoring High Nature Value Grassland in Transylvania, Romania. In: Barbara Knowles (Hg.) Society of Biology, online, 1-7, section 1.7.

Toivonen JM, Kessler M, Ruokolainen K, Hertel D (2011) Accessibility predicts structural variation of Andean Polylepis forests. BIODIVERS CONSERV, 20: 1789-1802.

Tscharntke T, Clough Y, Bhagwat SA, Buchori D, Faust H, Hertel D, Hölscher D, Juhrbandt J, Kessler M, Perfecto I, Scherber C, Schroth G, Veldkamp E, Wanger TC (2011) Multifunctional shade-tree management in tropical agroforestry landscapes - a review. J APPL ECOL, 48: 619-629.

Wesche K, Walther D, von Wehrden H, Hensen I. (2011) Trees in the desert: Reproduction and genetic structure of fragmented Ulmus pumila forests in Mongolian drylands. Flora, 206: 91-99.

Wirth V, Hauck M, von Brackel W, Cezanne O, de Bruyn U, Dürhammer O, Eichler M, Gnüchtel A, John V, Litterski B, Otte V, Schiefelbein U, Scholz P, Schultz M, Stordeur R, Feuerer T, Heinrich D (2011) Rote Liste und Artenverzeichnis der Flechten und flechtenbewohnenden Pilze Deutschlands. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt , 70: 7-122.

Wirth V, Vondrak J, de Bruyn U, Hauck M (2011) Erstfunde von Flechtenarten für Deutschland und Frankreich. Herzogia : Zeitschrift der Bryologisch-Lichenologischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mitteleuropa , 24: 155-158.

Wolf K, Veldkamp E, Homeier J, Martinson GO (2011) Nitrogen availability links forest productivity, soil nitrous oxide and nitric oxide fluxes of a tropical montane forest in southern Ecuador. GLOBAL BIOGEOCHEM CY, 25: doi:10.1029/2010GB003876.



Becker Th, Becker U (2010) Successful transplantation of a hart s tongue fern population (Asplenium scolopendrium L.) with ten years of monitoring. Tuexenia : Mitteilungen d. Floristisch-Soziologischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft, 30: 47-58.

Becker Th (2010) Explaining rarity of the dry grassland perennial Astragalus exscapus. FOLIA GEOBOT, 45: 303-321.

Becker U, Becker Th (2010) Einfluss der Umwelt und Landnutzung auf artenreiche Wiesen und Weiden im nordwestdeutschen Mittelgebirgsraum. Tuexenia : Mitteilungen d. Floristisch-Soziologischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft, 30: 169-208.

Berg CC, Homeier J (2010) Three new species of South American Moraceae. BLUMEA, 55: 196-200.

Bodner F, Brehm G, Homeier J, Strutzenberger P, Fiedler K (2010) Caterpillars and host plant records of 59 species of Geometridae (Lepidoptera) from a montane rainforest in southern Ecuador. Journal of Insect Science 10:67 available online: insectscience.org/10.67.

Bogner C, Gaul D, Kolb A, Schmiedinger I, Huwe B (2010) Investigating flow mechanisms in a forest soil by mixed-effects modelling. EUR J SOIL SCI, 61: 1079-90.

Bruelheide H, Vonlanthen B, Jandt U, Thomas F, Foetzki A, Gries D, Wang G, Zhang X, Runge M (2010) Life on the edge - To which degree does phreatic water sustain vegetation in the periphery of the Taklamakan Desert? Appl Veg Sci, 13: 56-71.

Culmsee H, Leuschner Ch, Moser G, Pitopang R (2010) Forest aboveground biomass along an elevational transect in Sulawesi, Indonesia, and the role of Fagaceae in tropical montane rain forests. Journal of Biogeography, 37: 960-974.

Dulamsuren C, Hauck M, Khishigjargal M, Leuschner HH, Leuschner Ch (2010) Diverging climate trends in Mongolian taiga forests influence growth and regeneration of Larix sibirica. OECOLOGIA, 163: 1091-1102.

Dulamsuren Ch, Hauck M, Leuschner Ch. (2010) Recent drought stress leads to growth reductions in Larix sibirica in the western Khentey, Mongolia. Global Change Biology, 16 (11): 3024-3035.

Dulamsuren C, Hauck M, Leuschner HH, Leuschner Ch (2010) Gypsy moth-induced growth decline of Larix sibirica in a forest-steppe ecotone. Dendrochronologia, 28: 207-213.

Ellenberg H, Leuschner Ch (2010) Vegetation Mitteleuropas mit den Alpen. Ulmer Verlag, Stuttgart, Seiten: 1334.

Graefe S, Hertel D, Leuschner Ch. (2010) N, P and K limitation of fine root growth along an elevation transect in tropical mountain forests. Acta Oecologica 36: 537-542.

Hauck M (2010) The fate of arctic-alpine lichens under rising temperatures and changed land use in Lower Saxony, northern Germany. Bibliotheca Lichenologica, 104: 155-160.

Hauck M (2010) Ammonium and nitrate tolerance in lichens. ENVIRON POLLUT, 158: 1127-1133.

Hauck M, de Bruyn U (2010) Rote Liste und Gesamtartenliste der Flechten in Niedersachsen und Bremen. 2. Fassung, Stand 2010. Informationsdienst Naturschutz Niedersachsen, 30: 1-84.

Hauck M, Wirth V (2010) New combinations in Bacidina. Herzogia : Zeitschrift der Bryologisch-Lichenologischen Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Mitteleuropa, 23: 15-17.

Hauck M, Wirth V (2010) Preference of lichens for shady habitats is correlated with intolerance to high nitrogen levels. LICHENOLOGIST, 42: 475-484.

Hauck M, Jürgens SR, Leuschner Ch (2010) Norstictic acid: correlations between its physico-chemical characteristics and ecological preferences of lichens producing this depsidones. ENVIRON EXP BOT, 68: 309-313.

Hauck M, Jürgens SR, Leuschner Ch (2010) Effect of amino acid moieties on metal binding in pulvinic acid derivatives and ecological implications for lichens producing these compounds. BRYOLOGIST, 113: 1-7.

Hensen I, Kilian C, Wagner V, Durka W, Pusch J, Wesche K (2010) Low genetic variability and strong differentiation among isolated populations of the rare steppe grass Stipa capillata L. in central Europe. Plant Biology, 12(3): 526-536.

Hertel D, Köhler L. (2010) Are tree roots in the canopy ecologically important? A critical reassessment from a case study in a tropical montane forest. Plant Ecology and Diversity, 3(2): 141-150.

Hertel D, Leuschner Ch (2010) Fine root mass and fine root production in tropical moist forests as dependent on soil, climate and elevation. Chapter 47 in: Bruijnzeel, L.A., Scatena, F.N. & Hamilton, L.S. (Eds.): Tropical montane cloud forests: Science for conservation and management. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 428-444.

Hölscher D, Köhler L, Kappelle M, Leuschner Ch (2010) Ecology and water use of old-growth and recovering montane oak forest in the Cordillera de Talamanca, Costa Rica. in: Bruijnzeel, L.A., Scatena, F.N. & Hamilton, L.S. (Eds.): Tropical montane cloud forests: Science for conservation and management. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 610-617.

Homeier J, Breckle SW, Günter S, Rollenbeck RT, Leuschner Ch (2010) Tree diversity, forest structure and productivity along altitudinal and topographical gradients in a species-rich Ecuadorian montane tropical rain forest. BIOTROPICA, 42(2): 140-148.

Homeier J, Englert F, Leuschner Ch, Weigelt P, Unger M (2010) Factors controlling the abundance of lianas along an altitudinal transect of tropical forests in Ecuador. FOREST ECOL MANAG, 259: 1399-1405.

Jacob M, Leuschner Ch, Thomas FM (2010) Productivity of temperate broad-leaved forest stands differing in tree species diversity. ANN FOREST SCI, 67: 503.

Jacob M, Viedenz K, Polle A, Thomas FM (2010) Leaf litter decomposition in temperate deciduous forest stands with a decreasing fraction of beech (Fagus sylvatica). Oecologia, 164:1083?1094.

Johnsson J, Jacob M (2010) Monitoring the effects of air pollution on forest condition in Europe: is crown defoliation an adequate indicator? iForest: Biogeosciences and Forestry, 3: 86-88.

Köckemann B, Buschmann H, Leuschner Ch (2010) Sind mitteleuropäische Baumarten am östlichen Arealrand stärker gestresst als im Verbreitungszentrum? Mitteilungen der Deutschen Dendrologischen Gesellschaft, 95: 87-96.

Köhler L, Hölscher D, Bruijnzeel LA, Leuschner Ch (2010) Epiphyte biomass in Costa Rican old-growth and secondary montane rain forests and their hydrological significance. In: Bruijnzeel, L.A., Scatena, F.N. & Hamilton, L.S. (Eds.): Tropical montane cloud forests: Science for conservation and management. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 268-274.

Leuschner, Ch. (2010) Mitteleuropäische Wälder und der prognostizierte Klimawandel - Fakten und Thesen zur Situation der Buche. Berichte der Reinh.-Tüxen-Ges. Band 22, 96-106.

Meier IC, Leuschner Ch (2010) Variation of soil and biomass carbon pools in beech forests across a precipitation gradient. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOL, 16: 1035-1045.

Meyer St, Wesche K, Leuschner Ch, van Elsen T, Metzner J (2010) A new conservation strategy for arable weed vegetation in Germany the project "100 fields for biodiversity". Plant Breeding and Seed Science, 61: 25-34.

Meyer St, Wesche K, Metzner J, van Elsen T, Leuschner Ch (2010) Are current agri-environment schemes suitable for long-term conservation of arable plants? A short review of different conservation strategies from Germany and brief remarks on the new project 100 fields for diversity. Aspect Appl Biol, 100: 287-294.

Meyer St, Hoch A (2010) A new locality of Groenlandia densa (L.) FOURR. (Potamogetonaceae) in the surroundings of the southern Harz Mountains (Central Germany). Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museums in Wien, Serie B 111: 185.

Meyer St, Wesche K, Leuschner Ch, van Elsen T, Metzner J (2010) Schutzbemühungen für die Segetalflora in Deutschland Das Projekt 100 Äcker für die Vielfalt. In: Bundesamt für Naturschutz (Hg.) Treffpunkt Biologische Vielfalt IX - BFN-Skripten 265. Bundesamt für Naturschutz, Bonn, 59-64.

Moser G, Leuschner C, Hertel D, Hölscher D, Köhler M, Leitner D, Michalzik B, Prihastanti E, Tjitrosemito S, Schwendenmann L (2010) Response of cocoa trees (Theobroma cacao) to a 13-month desiccation period in Sulawesi, Indonesia. AGROFOREST SYST, 79: 171-187.

Moser G, Leuschner Ch, Röderstein M, Graefe S, Soethe N, Hertel D (2010) Biomass and productivity of fine and coarse roots in five tropical mountain forests stands along an altitudinal transect in southern Ecuador. Plant Ecology and Diversity 3(2): 151-164.

Oesker M, Homeier J, Dalitz H & Bruijnzeel SA (2010) Spatial heterogeneity of canopy throughfall quantity and quality in a tropical montane forest in South Ecuador. Chapter 43 in: Bruijnzeel S, Scatena LA & Hamilton LS (eds.): Tropical montane cloud forests. Science for Conservation and Management. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 393-401.

Schmidt-Lebuhn A N, Fuchs J, Hertel D, Hirsch H, Toivonen J, Kessler M (2010) An Andean radiation: Polyploidy in the tree genus Polylepis (Rosaceae, Sanguisorbeae). Plant Biology, 12: 917-926.

Schwendenmann L, Veldkamp E, Moser G, Hölscher D, Köhler M, Clough Y, Anas I, Djajakirana G, Erasmi S, Hertel D, Leitner D, Leuschner Ch, Michalzik B, Propastin P, Tjoa A, Tscharntke T, van Straaten O (2010) Effects of an experimental drought on the functioning of a cacao agroforestry system, Sulawesi, Indonesia. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOL, 16: 1515-1530.

Shelef O, Lazarovitch N, Rewald B, Golan-Goldhirsh A, Rachmilevitch S (2010) Root halotropism: Salinity effects on Bassia indica root. PLANT BIOSYST, 144(2): 471-478.

Sutcliffe LME, Larkham KS (2010) High Nature Value grassland assessment in Transylvania: management, monitoring and indicator species. Aspect Appl Biol , 100: 43-50.

Thoms C, Gattinger A, Jacob M, Thomas FM, Gleixner G (2010) Direct and indirect effects of tree diversity drive soil microbial diversity in temperate deciduous forest. SOIL BIOL BIOCHEM, 9: 1558-1565.

Tscharntke T, Leuschner Ch, Veldkamp E, Faust H, Guhardja E, Bidin A (2010) Tropical Rainforests and Agroforests under Global Change. Ecological and Socio-economic Valuations. Springer Verlag.

Tscharntke T, Leuschner Ch, Veldkamp E, Faust H, Guhardja E, Bidin A (2010) Tropical rainforests and agroforests under global change: Ecological and socio-economic valuations. - An introduction. In: Tscharntke T, Leuschner C, Veldkamp E, Faust H, Guhardja E, Bidin A (Hg.) Tropical Rainforests and Agroforests under Global Change. Ecological and Socio-economic Valuations. Springer Verlag, Berlin, 1-11.

Unger M, Leuschner Ch, Homeier J (2010) Variability of indices of macronutrient availability in soils at different spatial scales along an elevation transect in tropical moist forests (NE Ecuador). Plant and Soil 336: 443-458.

Wullaert H, Homeier J, Valarezo C, Wilcke W (2010) Response of the N and P cycles of an old-growth montane forest in Ecuador to experimental low-level N and P amendments. Forest Ecology and Management, 260: 1434-1445.

Zach A, Horna V, Leuschner Ch (2010) Diverging temperature response of tree stem CO2 release under dry and wet season conditions in a tropical montane moist forest. TREES-STRUCT FUNCT, 24: 285-296.

Zach A, Horna V, Leuschner Ch, Zimmermann R (2010) Patterns of wood carbon dioxide efflux across a 2,000-m elevation transect in an Andean moist forest. OECOLOGIA, 162: 127-137.

Zach A, Schuldt B, Brix S, Horna V, Culmsee H, Leuschner Ch (2010) Vessel diameter and xylem hydraulic conductivity increase in tropical rainforest trees in Sulawesi, Indonesia. FLORA, 205: 506-512.

Zach A, Schuldt B, Horna V, Tjitrosemito S, Leuschner Ch (2010) The hydraulic performance of tropical rainforest trees in their perhumid environment - is there evidence for drought vulnerability? In: Tscharntke, Teja; Leuschner, Christoph; Veldkamp, Edzo; Faust, Heiko; Guhardja, Edi; Bidin, Arifuddin (Hg.) Tropical Rainforests and Agroforests under Global Change. Springer Verlag, Berlin, 391-410.



Dislich C, Günter S, Homeier J, Schröder B, Huth A (2009) Simulating forest dynamics of a tropical montane forest in South Ecuador. ERDKUNDE, 63(4): 347-364.

Dulamsuren C, Hauck M, Bader M, Osokhjargal D, Oyungerel S, Nyambayar S, Leuschner Ch (2009) The different strategies of Pinus sylvestris and Larix sibirica to deal with summer drought in a northern Mongolian forest-steppe ecotone suggest a future superiority of pine in a warming climate. CAN J FOREST RES, 39: 2520-2528.

Dulamsuren C, Hauck M, Bader M, Osokhjargal D, Oyungerel S, Nyambayar S, Runge M, Leuschner Ch (2009) Water relations and photosynthetic performance in Larix sibirica growing in the forest-steppe ecotone of northern Mongolia. Tree Physiol 29: 99-110.

Dulamsuren Ch, Hauck M, Nyambayar S, Bader M, Osokhjargal D, Oyungerel Sh, Leuschner Ch (2009) Performance of Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila) on steppe slopes of the northern Mongolian mountain taiga: Drought stress and herbivory on mature trees. Environmental and Experimental Botany 66: 18-24.

Dulamsuren Ch, Hauck M, Nyambayar S, Leuschner Ch. Establishment of Ulmus pumila seedlings on steppe slopes of the northern Mongolian mountain taiga. Acta Oecologica 35: 563-572.

Fries A, Rollenbeck R, Nauß T, Göttlicher D, Nauss T, Homeier J, Peters T, Bendix J (2009) Thermal structure of a megadiverse Andean mountain ecosystem in southern Ecuador and its regionalization. ERDKUNDE, 63(4): 321-335.

Fühner C, Runge M (2009) Are Fe and P availabilities involved in determining the occurrence and distribution of Calluna vulgaris (L.) Hull in semi-arid grasslands on calcareous soils? Plant and Soil 316: 161-176.

Gaul D, Hertel, D, Leuschner Ch (2009) Estimating fine root longevity in a temperate Norway spruce forest using three independent methods. Functional Plant Biology 36: 11-19.

Gebauer T, Horna V, Leuschner Ch, Köcher P (2009) Leaf water status and stem xylem flux in relation to soil drought in five temperate broad-leaved tree species with contrasting water use strategies. Annals of Forest Science 66 (1): 101 (p11).

Göttlicher D, Obregon A, Homeier J, Rollenbeck R, Nauss T, Bendix J (2009) Land-cover classification in the Andes of southern Ecuador using Landsat ETM+ data as a basis for SVAT modelling. International Journal of Remote Sensing 30(8): 1867-1886.

Guckland A, Jacob M, Flessa H, Thomas FM, Leuschner Ch. (2009) Acidity, nutrient stocks and organic-matter content in soils of a temperate deciduous forest with different abundance of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.). Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 172: 500-511.

Hauck M (2009) Flechten und Schadstoffe. Rundgespräche der Kommission für Ökologie 36: 83-92.

Hauck M, Paul A, Leuschner Ch (2009) Element uptake in thalli of the lichen Physcia caesia from sandstone and calcareous substratum. J PLANT NUTR SOIL SC, 172: 839-842.

Hauck M, De Bruyn U, Wirth V, Sparrius L, Thüs H, Preussing M (2009) New or interesting records of lichen-forming and lichenicolous fungi from Lower Saxony, Germany. Herzogia 22: 109-116.

Hauck M, Javkhlan S (2009) Epiphytic lichen diversity and its dependence on bark chemistry in the northern Mongolian dark taiga. Flora 204: 278-288.

Hauck M, Jürgens SR, Huneck S, Leuschner Ch (2009) High acidity tolerance in lichens with fumarprotocetraric, perlatolic or thamnolic acids is correlated with low pKa1 values of these lichen substances. Environmental Pollution 157: 2776-2780.

Hauck M, Jürgens S-R, Willenbruch K, Huneck S, Leuschner Ch (2009) Dissociation and metal-binding characteristics of yellow lichen substances suggest a relationship with site preferences of lichens. Annals of Botany 103: 13-22.

Hauck M, Willenbruch K, Leuschner Ch (2009) Lichen substances prevent lichens from nutrient deficiency. Journal of Chemical Ecology 35: 71-73.

Hertel D, Harteveld M, Leuschner Ch (2009) Conversion of a tropical forest into agroforest alters the fine root-related carbon flux to the soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 41(3): 481-490.

Hertel D, Moser G, Culmsee H, Erasmi S, Horna V, Schuldt B, Leuschner Ch (2009) Below- and above-ground biomass and net primary production in a paleotropical natural forest (Sulawesi, Indonesia) as compared to neotropical forests. FOREST ECOL MANAG, 258 (2009): 1904-1912.

Jacob M, Weland N, Leuschner Ch, Schaefer M, Thomas FM (2009) Nutrient release from decomposing leaf litter of temperate deciduous forest trees along a gradient of increasing tree species diversity. SOIL BIOL BIOCHEM, 41: 2122-2130.

Köckemann B, Buschmann H, Leuschner Ch (2009) The relationship between abundance, range size and niche breadth in Central European tree species. Journal of Biogeography 36: 854-864.

Kratochwil A, Stroh M, Dittrich S, Remy D (2009) Binnendünen-Restitution im Auengebiet der Hase (Niedersachsen) - eine Bilanz nach 7 Jahren. In: Finck, P., Riecken, U. und Schröder, E. (Hg.) Offenlandmanagement außerhalb landwirtschaftlicher Nutzflächen. Bundesamt für Naturschutz, Münster. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 73: 93-107.

Lendzion J, Leuschner Ch (2009) Temperate forest herbs are adapted to high air humidity - Evidence from growth cabinet and humidity manipulation experiments in the field. CAN J FOREST RES, 39: 2332-2342.

Leuschner Ch, Lendzion J (2009) Air humidity, soil moisture and soil chemical factors as determinants of the herb layer composition in beech forests. J VEG SCI, 20: 288-298.

Leuschner Ch (2009) Die Trockenheitsempfindlichkeit der Rotbuche vor dem Hintergrund des prognostizierten Klimawandels. In: Jahrbuch der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen 2008. Walter de Gruyter, Berlin: 281-296.

Leuschner Ch, Harteveld M, Hertel D (2009) Consequences of increasing forest use intensity for biomass, morphology and growth of fine roots in a tropical moist forest on Sulawesi, Indonesia. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 129 (4): 474-481.

Leuschner Ch, Jungkunst HF, Fleck S (2009) Functional role of forest diversity: Pros and cons of synthetic stands and across-site comparisons in established forests. Basic ans Applied Ecology 10: 1-9.

Leuschner Ch, Köckemann B, Buschmann H. 2009. Abundance, niche breadth, and niche preferences of Central European tree species in the centre and at the margin of their distribution range. Forest Ecology and Management 258(7): 1248-1259.

Leuschner Ch, Voss S, Foetzki A, Meier IC (2009) In welcher Beziehung stehen geschätzter Blattverlust und tatsächliche Blattflächenreduktion bei der Buche? Forstarchiv : forstwissenschaftliche Fachzeitschrift, 80: 229-235.

Meinen C, Hertel D, Leuschner Ch (2009) Biomass and morphology of fine roots in temperate broad-leaved forests differing in tree species diversity: is there evidence of below-ground overyielding? Oecologia 161: 99-111.

Meinen C, Hertel D, Leuschner Ch (2009) Root growth and recovery in temperate broad-leaved forest stands differing in tree species diversity. ECOSYSTEMS, 12(7): 1103- 1116.

Meinen C, Leuschner Ch, Ryan NT, Hertel D (2009) No evidence of spatial root system segregation and elevated ne root biomass in multi-species temperate broad-leaved forests. Trees 23(5): 941-950.

Mölder A, Bernhardt-Römermann M, Leuschner Ch, Schmidt W. (2009) Zur Bedeutung der Winterlinde (Tilia cordata Mill.) in mittel- und nordwestdeutschen Eichen-Hainbuchen-Wäldern. Tuexenia 29: 9 - 23.

Paul A, Hauck M, Leuschner Ch (2009) Iron and phosphate uptake in epiphytic and saxicolous lichens differing in their pH requirements. Environmental and Experimental Botany 67: 133-138.

Paul A, Hauck M, Leuschner Ch (2009) Iron and phosphate uptake explains the calcifuge-calcicole behavior of the terricolous lichens Cladonia furcata subsp. furcata and C. rangiformi. Plant and Soil 319: 49-56.

Rewald B, Leuschner Ch (2009) Belowground competition in a broad-leaved temperate mixed forest: pattern analysis and experiments in a four-species stand. European Journal of Forest Research 128: 387-398.

Rewald B, Leuschner Ch (2009) Does root competition asymmetry increase with water availability? Plant Ecol Divers 2 (3): 255-264.

Rose L, Leuschner Ch, Köckemann B, Buschmann H (2009) Are marginal beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) provenances a source for drought tolerant ecotypes? European Journal of Forest Research 128: 335-343.

Schiebold S, Hensen I, Wesche K, Röser M (2009) Extensive clonality of the endemic Calamagrostis pseudopurpurea ex O.R. Heine in central Germany revealed by RAPD markers. Plant Biology 11: 473-482.

Schmidt I, Leuschner Ch, Mölder A, Schmidt W (2009) Structure and composition of the seed bank in monospecific and tree species-rich temperate broad-leaved forests. Forest Ecology and Management 257: 695?702.

Seidel D, Fleck S, Leuschner Ch (2009) Simulation of hemispherical photographs in the canopy of tree diversity cluster. In: Silvilaser Conference 2009 (Hg.) Proceedings. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, ISBN 978-1-61623-997-8, 1-10.

Seltmann P, Hensen I, Renison D, Ploch S, Dueñas J R, Cocucci A, Wesche K (2009) Biparental inbreeding depression, genetic relatedness and progeny vigour in a wind-pollinated treeline species in Argentina. Plant Ecology, 205(1): 155-164.

von Wehrden H, Hanspach J, Bruelheide H, Wesche K. 2009. Pluralism and diversity - trends in the use and application of ordination methods 1990-2007. Journal of Vegetation Science 20(4): 695-705.

von Wehrden H, Wesche K, Miehe G (2009) Plant communities of the southern Mongolian Gobi. Phytocoenologia 39: 331-376.

von Wehrden H, Zimmermann H, Hanspach J, Ronnenberg K, Wesche K (2009) Predictive Mapping of Plant Species and Communities Using GIS and Landsat Data in a Southern Mongolian Mountain Range. Folia Geobotanica, 44(3): 211-225.

Wesche K, Krause B, Culmsee H, Leuschner Ch (2009) Veränderungen in der Flächen-Ausdehnung und Artenzusammensetzung des Feuchtgrünlandes in Norddeutschland seit den 1950er Jahren. Berichte der Reinhold-Tüxen-Gesellschaft, 21: 196-210.

Wesche K, Ronnenberg K (2009) Effects of NPK-fertilisation in arid southern Mongolian steppes. Plant Ecology 207(1): 93-105.

Wirth V, Hauck M, De Bruyn U, Schiefelbein U, John V, Otte V (2009) Flechten aus Deutschland mit Verbreitungsschwerpunkt im Wald. Herzogia 22: 79-107.



Bläß C, Ronnenberg K, Hensen I, Wesche K (2008) Grazing impact on seed production in southern Mongolia. Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 6: 3-9.

Bräuning A, Homeier J, Beck E, Günter S (2008) Growth dynamics of trees in tropical mountain ecosystems. In: Beck E, Bendix J, Kottke I, Makeschin F, Mosandl R (eds.) Gradients in a tropical mountain ecosystem of Ecuador. Springer, Berlin, 291-302.

Brehm G, Homeier J, Fiedler K, Kottke I, Illig J, Nöske NM, Werner FA, Breckle SW (2008) Mountain rain forests in Southern Ecuador - limited knowledge and diverging patterns. In: Beck E, Bendix J, Kottke I, Makeschin F, Mosandl R (eds.) Gradients in a Tropical Mountain Ecosystem of Ecuador. Springer, Berlin, 15-23.

Cierjacks A, Salgado S, Wesche K, Hensen I (2008) Post-fire population dynamics of two tree species in high-altitude Polylepis (Rosaceae) forests of central Ecuador. Biotropica 40: 176-182.

Dulamsuren Ch, Hauck M (2008) Spatial and seasonal variation of climate on steppe slopes of the northern Mongolian mountain taiga. Grassland Science 54: 217-230.

Dulamsuren Ch, Hauck M, Mühlenberg M (2008) Insect and small mammal herbivores limit tree establishment in northern Mongolian steppe. Plant Ecology 195: 143-156.

Esfeld K, Hensen I, Wesche K, Jakob SS, Tischew S, Blattner FR (2008) Molecular data indicate multiple independent colonizations of former lignite mining areas in Eastern Germany by Epipactis palustris (Orchidaceae). Biodiversity and Conservation 17: 2441-2453.

Fleck S (2008) Die Entstehung hochdiverser urwaldähnlicher Laubwälder im Nationalpark Hainich als Folge einer standörtlich beschleunigten Lückendynamik. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 60: 121-126.

Gansert D, Blossfeld S (2008) The application of novel optical sensors (optodes) in experimental plant ecology. In: Lüttge U, Beyschlag W, Murata J (eds.) Progress in Botany 69 (4). Springer, Berlin, 333-358.

Gaul D, Hertel D, Borken W, Matzner E, Leuschner Ch (2008) Effects of experimental drought on the fine root system of mature Norway spruce. Forest Ecology and Management. 256: 1151-1159.

Gaul D, Hertel D, Leuschner Ch (2008) Effects of experimental soil frost on the fine-root system of mature Norway spruce. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 171: 690-698.

Gebauer T, Horna V, Leuschner Ch (2008) Variability in radial sap flux density patterns and sapwood area among seven co-occurring temperate broad-leaved tree species. Tree Physiology 28: 1821-1830.

Gradstein SR, Homeier J, Gansert D (eds.) The tropical mountain forest - patterns and processes in a biodiversity hotspot. Göttingen Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology. Biodiversity and Ecology Series 2, Universitätsverlag Göttingen, 217 pp.

Gradstein SR, Kessler M, Lehnert M, Abiy M, Homeier J, Mandl N, Makeschin F, Richter M (2008) Vegetation, climate, and soil of the unique Purdiaea forest of southern Ecuador. Ecotropica 14:15-26.

Graefe S, Hertel D, Leuschner Ch (2008) Fine root dynamics along a 2,000-m elevation transect in South Ecuadorian mountain rainforests. Plant and Soil 313: 155-166

Graefe S, Hertel D, Leuschner Ch (2008) Estimating fine root turnover in tropical forests along an elevational transect using minirhizotrons. Biotropica 40(5): 536-542.

Hauck M (2008) Metal homeostasis in Hypogymnia physodes is controlled by lichen substances. Environmental Pollution 153: 304-308.

Hauck M (2008) Epiphytic lichens indicate recent increase in air pollution in the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator. Lichenologist 40: 165-168

Hauck M, Jürgens SR (2008) Usnic acid controls the acidity tolerance of lichens. Environmental Pollution 156: 115-122.

Hauck M (2008) Susceptibility to acidic precipitation contributes to the decline of the terricolous lichens Cetraria aculeata and C. islandica in central Europe. Environmental Pollution 152: 731-735.

Hauck M, Dulamsuren Ch, Heimes C (2008) Effects of a gypsy moth invasion on the performance of Larix sibirica in a forest-steppe ecotone of northern Mongolia. Environmental and Experimental Botany 62: 351-356.

Hauck M, Jürgens S-R, Brinkmann M, Herminghaus S (2008) Surface hydrophobicity causes SO2 tolerance in lichens. Annals of Botany 101: 531-539.

Hertel D, Leuschner Ch (2008) Konkurrenz zwischen Waldbäumen - Interaktionsmechanismen im Kronen- und Wurzelraum unter besonderer Berücksichtigung der Buche. Schriftenreihe aus dem Nationalpark Harz 2: 23-28.

Hertel D, Therburg A, Villalba R (2008) Above- and below-ground response by Nothofagus pumilio to climatic conditions at the transition from the steppe-forest boundary to the alpine treeline in southern Patagonia, Argentina. Plant Ecology and Diversity 1(1): 21-33

Hertel D, Wesche K (2008) Tropical-moist Polylepis stands at the treeline in East Bolivia: the effect of elevation on stand microclimate, above- and below-ground structure, and regeneration. Trees 22: 303-315.

Homeier J (2008) The influence of topography on forest structure and regeneration dynamics in an Ecuadorian montane forest. In: Gradstein SR, Homeier J, Gansert D (eds.) The tropical mountain forest - patterns and processes in a biodiversity hotspot. Göttingen Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology. Biodiversity and Ecology Series 2: 97-108.

Homeier J, Breckle SW (2008) Gap-dynamics in a tropical montane forest in South Ecuador. In: Beck E, Bendix J, Kottke I, Makeschin F, Mosandl R (eds.) Gradients in a tropical mountain ecosystem of Ecuador. Ecological Studies Vol. 198. Springer, Berlin, 311-317.

Homeier J, Werner FA, Gradstein SR, Breckle SW, Richter M (2008) Potential vegetation and floristic composition of Andean forests in South Ecuador, with a focus on the RBSF. In: Beck E, Bendix J, Kottke I, Makeschin F, Mosandl R (eds.) Gradients in a tropical mountain ecosystem of Ecuador. Ecological Studies Vol. 198. Springer, Berlin, 87-100.

Köhler L, Hölscher D, Leuschner Ch (2008) High litterfall in upper montane oak forests of Costa Rica. Plant Ecology 199: 163-173.

Lendzion J, Leuschner Ch (2008) Growth of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L) seedlings is limited by elevated atmospheric vapour pressure deficits. Forest Ecology and Management 256: 648-655.

Leuschner C, Moser G (2008) Carbon allocation and productivity in tropical mountain forests. In: Gradstein SR, Homeier J, Gansert D (eds.) The tropical mountain forest - patterns and processes in a biodiversity hotspot. Göttingen Centre for Biodiversity and Ecology. Biodiversity and Ecology Series 2: 109-128.

Marcora P, Hensen I, Renison D, Seltmann P, Wesche K (2008) Performance of the tree line species Polylepis australis along its entire altitudinal range in Central Argentina. Diversity and Distributions: 14: 630-636.

Meier IC (2008) Climate data, tree rings records. In: Encyclopedia of global warming and climate change (ed. Philander SG), Sage, Thousand Oaks. 249-251.

Meier IC, Leuschner Ch (2008) Leaf size and leaf area index in Fagus sylvatica forests: competing effects of precipitation, temperature and nitrogen availability. Ecosystems 11: 655-669.

Meier IC, Leuschner Ch (2008) Belowground drought response of European beech: fine root biomass and carbon partitioning in 14 mature stands across a precipitation gradient. Global Change Biology 14(9): 2081-2095.

Meier IC, Leuschner Ch (2008) Genotypic variation and phenotypic plasticity in the drought response of fine roots of European beech. Tree Physiology 28: 297-309.

Meyer S, Leuschner Ch, van Elsen T (2008) Schutzäcker für die Segetalflora in Deutschland - Bestandsanalyse und neue Impulse durch das Projekt "Biodiversität in der Agrarlandschaft". Journal of Plant Diseases and Protection, Special Issue 21: 363-368.

Moser G, Röderstein M, Soethe N, Hertel D, Leuschner Ch (2008) Altitudinal changes in stand structure and biomass allocation of tropical mountain forests in relation to microclimate and soil chemistry. In: Beck E, Bendix J, Kottke I, Makeschin F, Mosandl R (eds.) Gradients in a tropical mountain ecosystem of Ecuador. Ecological Studies Vol. 198. Springer, Berlin, 229-242.

Oesker M, Dalitz H, Günter S, Homeier J, Matezki S (2008) Spatial heterogeneity patterns: gorges and crests. In: Beck E, Bendix J, Kottke I, Makeschin F, Mosandl R (eds.) Gradients in a tropical mountain ecosystem of Ecuador. Ecological Studies Vol. 198. Springer, Berlin, 267-274.

Ronnenberg K, Wesche K, Hensen I (2008) Germination ecology of Central Asian Stipa spp: differences among species, seed provenances, and the importance of field studies. Plant Ecology 196: 269-280.

Schlütz F, Dulamsuren Ch, Wieckowska M, Mühlenberg M, Hauck M (2008) Late Holocene vegetation history suggests natural origin of steppes in the northern Mongolian mountain taiga. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 261: 203-217.

Schuldt A, Fahrenholz N, Brauns M, Migge-Klein S, Platner Ch, Schaefer M (2008) Communities of ground-living spiders in deciduous forests: Does tree species diversity matter? Biodiversity and Conservation 17: 1267-1284.

Soethe N, Wilcke W, Homeier J, Lehmann J, Engels C (2008) Plant growth along the altitudinal gradient - role of plant nutritional status, fine root activity and soil properties. In: Beck E, Bendix J, Kottke I, Makeschin F, Mosandl R (eds.) Gradients in a tropical mountain ecosystem of Ecuador. Ecological Studies Vol. 198. Springer, Berlin, 259-266.

Srur A M, Villalba R, Villagra P E, Hertel D (2008) Influencias de las variaciones en el clima y en la concentración de CO2 sobre el crecimiento de Nothofagus pumilio en la Patagonia. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 81: 239-256.

Türk R, John V, Hauck M (eds.) (2008) Facetten der Flechtenforschung. Festschrift zu Ehren von Volkmar Wirth. Sauteria 15: 1-616.

Türk R, John V, Hauck M (2008) Professor Dr. Volkmar Wirth - 65 Jahre. Sauteria 15: 11-14.

Ulloa UC, Homeier J (2008) Meriania franciscana (Melastomataceae), una especie nueva de los Andes sur orientales del Ecuador. Anales del Jardín Botánico de Madrid 65(29): 383-387.

van Elsen T, Meyer S, Leuschner Ch, Güthler W (2008) Schutzäcker ein Konzept zur Erhaltung und Förderung der Diversität der Ackerwildkrautvegetation in Deutschland. Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Pflanzenbauwissenschaften 20: 313-314.

Wesche K, Cierjacks A, Assefa Y, Wagner S, Fetene M, Hensen I (2008) Recruitment of trees at tropical-alpine treelines: Polylepis in South America and Erica species in Africa. Plant Ecology and Diversity 1: 35-46.

Wesche K (2008) Die Bedeutung von Niederschlag und Beweidung für süd-mongolische Wüstensteppen - ein Beitrag zur Diskussion um die Nicht-Gleichgewichtstheorie. Hamburger Beiträge zur Physischen Geographie und Landschaftsökologie 18: 165-181.

Wesche K, Assefa Y, von Wehrden H (2008) Temperate grassland region: Equatorial Africa (high altitude). In: Peart B. Life in a working landscape: towards a conservation strategy for the world's temperate grasslands - Compendium of regional templates on the status of temperate grasslands. Conservation and Protection. IUCN / WCPA, Temperate Grasslands Conservation Initiative, Vancouver. 5-21.

Wilcke W, Oelmann Y, Schmitt A, Valarezo C, Zech W, Homeier J (2008) Soil properties and tree growth along an altitudinal transect in Ecuadorian tropical montane forest. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 171: 220-230.

Zach A, Horna V, Leuschner Ch (2008) Elevational change in woody tissue CO2 efflux in a tropical mountain rain forest in southern Ecuador. Tree Physiology 28: 67-74.



Blossfeld St, Gansert D (2007) A novel non-invasive optical method for quantitative visualization of pH dynamics in the rhizosphere of plants. Plant, Cell and Environment 30: 176-186.

Bock C, Hauck M, Fischer E (2007) The lichen flora of Rwanda: an annotated checklist. Willdenowia 37: 563-575.

Buschmann H (2007) Können Larven der Gelbbauchunke (Bombina variegata) überwintern? Rana 8: 9-14.

Dietz J, Hölscher D, Leuschner C, Malik A, Amir MA (2007) Forest structure as influenced by different types of community forestry in a lower montane rainforest of Central Sulawesi. In: Tscharntke T, Leuschner Ch, Guhardja E, Zeller M (eds.) The stability of tropical rainforest margins: Linking ecological, economic and social constraints of land use and conservation. Springer, Berlin, 133-148.

Dietz J, Leuschner Ch, Hölscher D, Kreilein H (2007) Vertical patterns and duration of surface wetness in an old-growth tropical montane forest, Indonesia. Flora 202: 111-117.

Dulamsuren Ch, Mühlenberg M (2007) Phytosociological and biogeographical survey of flora and vegetation of Western Khentey. In: Gunin PD (ed.) Ecosystems of Inner Asia: Questions on research and conservation. Nauka, Moscow, 135-153.

Fleck S, van der Zande D, Coppin P (2007) Terrestrial laser-scanning provides means for the analytical evaluation of plantation systems. Acta Horticulturae 732: 463-469.

Harteveld M, Hertel D, Wiens M, Leuschner Ch (2007) Spatial and temporal variability of fine root abundance and growth in tropical moist forests and agroforestry systems (Sulawesi, Indonesia). Ecotropica 13: 111-120.

Hauck M, Dulamsuren Ch, Mühlenberg M (2007) Lichen diversity on steppe slopes in the northern Mongolian mountain taiga and its dependence on microclimate. Flora 202: 530-546.

Hauck M, Helms G, Friedl T (2007) Photobiont selectivity in the epiphytic lichens Hypogymnia physodes and Lecanora conizaeoides. Lichenologist 39: 195-204.

Hauck M, Huneck S (2007) Lichen substances affect adsorption in Hypogymnia physodes. Journal of Chemical Ecology 33: 219-223.

Hauck M, Huneck S (2007) The putative role of fumarprotocetraric acid in the manganese tolerance of the lichen Lecanora conizaeoides. Lichenologist 39: 301-304.

Hauck M, Huneck S, Elix JA, Paul A (2007) Does secondary chemistry enable lichens to grow on iron-rich substrates? Flora 202: 471-478.

Hertel D, Leuschner C, Harteveld M, Wiens M (2007) Fine root mass, distribution and regeneration in disturbed primary forests and secondary forests of the moist tropics. In: Tscharntke, Leuschner, Zeller, Guhardja, Bidin (eds.) Stability of tropical rainforest margins. Springer, Berlin, 89-108.

Homeier J, Werner FA (2007) Spermatophyta. Checklist of the Reserva Biológica San Francisco (Prov. Zamora-Chinchipe, S-Ecuador). Ecotropical Monographs 4: 15-58.

Jungkunst H, Fiedler S (2007) Latitudinal differentiated water table control of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide fluxes from hydromorphic soils: feedbacks to climate change. Global Change Biology 13: 2668-2683.

Köhler L, Tobon C, Arnoud Frumau KF, Bruijnzeel LA (2007) Biomass and water storage dynamics of epiphytes in old-growth and secondary montane cloud forest stands in Costa Rica. Plant Ecology 193: 171-184.

Leuschner Ch, Moser G, Bertsch C, Röderstein M, Hertel D (2007) Large altitudinal increase in tree root/shoot ratio in tropical mountain forests of Ecuador. Basic and Applied Ecology 8: 219-230.

Leuschner Ch, Schade E, Hölscher D, Koenies H (2007) Auswirkungen der Niederwaldwirtschaft im Siegerland (Nordrhein-Westfalen) auf die Nährstoffvorräte in Boden und Biomasse. In: Becker, A, Conrady D, Fasel P, Frede M, Herhaus F, Schütz P, Wasner U, Wosnitza Ch (eds.) Niederwälder in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Martina Galunder Verlag, Nümbrecht, 17-31.

Manthey M, Leuschner Ch, Härdtle W (2007) Buchenwälder und Klimawandel. Natur und Landschaft 82(9/10): 441-445.

Meyer St, van Elsen Th (2007) Biodiversität in der Agrarlandschaft Aufbau eines Netzes von Schutzäckern für Ackerwildkräuter in Mitteldeutschland. Informationsdienst Naturschutz Niedersachsen 27(2): 103-108.

Meyer St, John H (2007) Althaea hirsuta - Ein Neufund für Sachsen-Anhalt und Angaben zur aktuellen Bestandssituation in Mitteldeutschland. Mitteilungen zur floristischen Kartierung in Sachsen-Anhalt 12: 61-70.

Moser G, Hertel D, Leuschner Ch (2007) Altitudinal change in LAI and stand leaf biomass in tropical montane forests: a transect study in Ecuador and a pan-tropical meta-analysis. Ecosystems 10: 924-935.

Scherer-Lorenzen M, Olde VH, Buschmann H (2007) Nitrogen enrichment and plant invasions: the importance of nitrogen fixing plants and anthropogenic eutrophication. In: Nentwig W (ed.) Biological Invasions. Ecological Studies 193. Springer, Berlin, 163-180.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Kessler M, Barkmann J, Bos M M, Buchori D, Erasmi St, Faust H, Gerold G, Glenk K, Gradstein S R, Guhardja E, Harteveld M, Hertel D, Höhn P, Kappas M, Köhler St, Leuschner Ch, Maertens M, Marggraf R, Migge-Kleian S, Mogea J, Pitopang R, Schaefer M, Schwarze St, Sporn S G, Steingrebe A, Tjitrosoedirdjo S, Tjitrosemito S, Twele A, Weber R, Woltmann L, Zeller M, Tscharntke T(2007) Tradeoffs between income, biodiversity, and ecosystem functioning during tropical rainforest conversion and agroforestry intensification. Proceedings of the National Academy of the United States of America 104: 4973-4978.

Tscharntke T, Leuschner Ch, Zeller M, Guhardja E, Bidin A (2007) Stability of tropical rainforest margins. Springer, Berlin, 516 pp.



Aspelmeier S, Leuschner Ch (2006) Genotypic variation in drought response of silver birch (Betula pendula Roth): leaf and root morphology and carbon partitioning. Trees 20: 42-52.

Bendix J, Homeier J, Cueva E, Emck P, Breckle SW, Richter M, Beck E (2006) Seasonality of weather and tree phenology in a tropical evergreen mountain rain forest. International Journal of Biometeorology 50(6): 370-384.

Buschmann H, Edwards PJ, Dietz H (2006) Responses of native and invasive Brassicaceae species to slug herbivory. Acta Oecologica 30: 126-135.

Buschmann H, Manzke U (2006) Der NABU Landesfachausschuss für Feldherpetologie in Niedersachsen. Rana 7: 51-54.

Buschmann H, Scheel B, Brandt T (2006) Amphibien und Reptilien im Schaumburger Land und am Steinhuder Meer. Natur & Text-Verlag, Rangsdorf, 184 pp.

Cueva Ortiz E, Homeier J, Breckle SW, Bendix J, Emck P, Richter M, Beck E (2006) Seasonality in an evergreen tropical mountain rain forest in southern Ecuador. Ecotropica 12(2): 69-85.

Dietz J, Hölscher D, Leuschner Ch, Hendrayanto (2006) Rainfall partitioning in relation to forest structure in differently managed montane forest stands in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Forest Ecology and Management 237: 170-178.

Fiedler S, Höll B, Jungkunst H (2006) Discovering the importance of lateral CO2 transport from a temperate spruce forest. Science of the Total Environment 368: 909-915.

Gansert D, Arnold M, Borisov S, Krause C, Müller A, Stangelmeyer A, Wolfbeis O (2006) Hybrid Optodes (HYBOP). In: Popp J, Strehle M (eds) Biophotonics: Visions for better health care. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, 477-518.

Hauck M, Hofmann E, Schmull M (2006) Site factors determining epiphytic lichen distribution in a dieback-affected spruce-fir forest on Whiteface Mountain: microclimate. Annales Botanici Fennici 43: 1-12.

Hauck M, Javkhlan S (2006) Additions to the lichen flora of Mongolia: records from Khentey and Khangay. Willdenowia 36: 895-912.

Hauck M, Paul A, Spribille T (2006) Uptake and toxicity of manganese in epiphytic cyanolichens. Environmental and Experimental Botany 56: 216-224.

Hertel D Hölscher D, Köhler L, Leuschner Ch (2006) Changes in fine root system size and structure during secondary succession in a Costa Rican montane oak forest. In: Kappelle M (ed.) Ecology and Conservation of Neotropical Montane Oak Forests. Springer, Berlin, 283-298.

Hertel D, Leuschner Ch (2006) The in situ root chamber: a novel tool for the experimental analysis of root competition in forest soils. Pedobiologia 50: 217-224.

Hölscher D, Leuschner Ch, Bohman K, Hagemeier M, Juhrbandt J, Tjitrosemito S (2006) Leaf gas exchange of trees in old-growth and young secondary forest stands in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Trees 20(3): 278-285.

Jungkunst H, Freibauer A, Neufeldt H, Bareth G (2006) Nitrous oxide emissions from agricultural use in Germany - a synthesis of available annual field data. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 169: 341-351.

Jungkunst H, Sauter R, Link A, Fiedler S, Stahr K, Haas U (2006) Verifying three types of methane fluxes from soils by testing the performance of a novel mobile photoacoustic method versus a well-established gas chromatographic one. Environmental Science and Technology 40: 6425-6431.

Köhler L, Gieger T, Leuschner Ch (2006) Altitudinal change in soil and foliar nutrient concentrations and in microclimate across the tree line on the subtropical island mountain Mt. Teide (Canary Islands). Flora 201: 202-214.

Köhler L, Hölscher D, Leuschner Ch (2006) Above-ground water and nutrient fluxes in three successional stages of Costa Rican montane oak forest with contrasting epiphyte abundance. In: Kappelle M (ed.) Ecology and conservation of neotropical montane oak forests. Springer, Berlin, 271-282.

Kohler M, Köckemann B, Peichl M, Schmitt J, Reif A (2006) Auswirkungen des Trockenjahres 2003 auf den Kronenzustand unter- und mittelständiger Buchen (Fagus sylvatica L.) am Ökoton zwischen Buchen- und Flaumeichenwald im Naturschutzgebiet Innerberg, Südbaden. Allgemeine Forst- und Jagdzeitung 177: 86-91.

Leuschner Ch, Bohmann K, Kessler P, Pitopang R (2006) Influence of sampling strategy on the distinction between tropical pioneer and non-pioneer forest species. Ecotropica 12: 151-160.

Leuschner Ch, Meier IC, Hertel D (2006) On the niche breadth of Fagus sylvatica: soil nutrient status in 50 Central European beech stands on a broad range of bedrock types. Annals of Forest Science 63: 355-368.

Leuschner Ch, Voß S, Foetzki A, Clases Y (2006) Variation in leaf area index and stand leaf mass of European beech across gradients of soil acidity and precipitation. Plant Ecology 182: 247-258.

Leuschner Ch, Wiens M, Harteveld M, Hertel D, Tjitrosemito S (2006) Patterns of fine root mass and distribution along a disturbance gradient in a tropical montane forest, Central Sulawesi (Indonesia). Plant and Soil 283: 163-174.

Meyer St, Mahn E. G. (2006) Untersuchungen zu Struktur und Erhalt der Segetalvegetation im östlichen Teil der Karstlandschaft Südharz (Sachsen-Anhalt). Hercynia 39: 247-267.

Paul A, Hauck M (2006) Effects of manganese on chlorophyl fluorescence in epiphytic cyanolichens. Flora 201: 460-451.

Thomas F, Bartels C, Gieger T (2006) Alterations in vessel size in twigs of Quercus robur and Q. petraea upon defoliation and consequences for water transport under drought. IAWA Journal 27(4): 395-407.

Thomas F, Foetzki A, Arndt St, Bruelheide H, Gries D, Li X, Zeng F, Zhang X, Runge M (2006) Water use by perennial plants in the transition zone between river oasis and desert in NW China. Basic and Applied Ecology 7: 253-267.

Wübbenhorst D, Leuschner Ch (2006) Vegetation structure at the breeding sites of the partridge (Perdix perdix L.) in Central Europe and its possible importance for population density. Polish Journal of Ecology 54: 57-67.



Becker T, Dietz H, Billeter R, Buschmann H, Edwards PJ (2005) Altitudinal distribution of alien plant species in the Swiss Alps. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 7: 173-184.

Breckle S-W, Breckle U, Homeier J, Scheffer A (2005) Mineral deficiencies in a pine plantation in Southern Ecuador. Ecotropica 11: 79-85.

Buschmann H, Edwards PJ, Dietz H (2005) Variation in growth pattern and response to slug damage among native and invasive provenances of four perennial Brassicaceae species. Journal of Ecology 93: 322-334.

Buschmann H, Keller M, Porret N, Dietz H, Edwards PJ (2005) The effect of slug grazing on vegetation development and plant species diversity in an experimental grassland. Functional Ecology 19: 291?298.

Coners H, Leuschner Ch (2005) In situ measurement of fine root water absorption in three temperate tree species. - Temporal variability and control by soil and atmospheric factors. Basic and Applied Ecology 6: 395-405.

Gieger T, Thomas F (2005) Differential response of two Central-European oak species to single and combined stress factors. Trees 19: 607-618.

Gries D, Foetzki A, Arndt St, Bruelheide H, Thomas F, Zhang X, Runge M (2005) Production of perennial vegetation in an oasis-desert transition zone in NW China - allometric estimation, and assessment of flooding and use effects. Plant Ecology 181: 23-43.

Haug I, Weiß M, Homeier J, Oberwinkler F, Kottke I (2005) Russulaceae and Thelephoraceae form ectomycorrhizas with members of the Nyctaginaceae (Caryophyllales) in the tropical mountain rain forest of southern Ecuador. New Phytologist 165: 923-936.

Hölscher D, Koch O, Korn S, Leuschner Ch (2005) Sap flux of five co-ocurring tree species in a temperate broad-leaved forest during seasonal soil drought. Trees 19: 628-637.

Homeier J (2005) Purdiaea nutans. In: Schütt P, Weisgerber H, Lang U, Roloff A, Stimm B (Hg.) Enzyklopädie der Holzgewächse. Ecomed Verlag, München, 5-8.

Homeier J (2005) Graffenrieda emarginata. In: Schütt P, Weisgerber H, Lang U, Roloff A, Stimm B (Hg.) Enzyklopädie der Holzgewächse. Ecomed Verlag, München, 1-4.

Homeier J, Dalitz H, Breckle SW (2005) Tree species composition and forest structure of the premontane rain forest in the Reserva Biológica Alberto Brenes, Costa Rica. In: Veste M, Wucherer W, Homeier J (Hg.) Ökologische Forschung im globalen Kontext. Festschrift zum 65. Geburtstag von Prof. Dr. S.-W. Breckle. Cuvillier Verlag, Göttingen, 175-186.

Meier IC, Leuschner Ch, Hertel D (2005) Nutrient return with leaf litter fall in Fagus sylvatica forests across a soil fertility gradient. Plant Ecology 177: 99-112.

Röderstein M, Hertel D, Leuschner Ch (2005) Above- and below-ground litter production in three tropical mountain forests (South Ecuador). Journal of Tropical Ecology 21: 483-492.

Schipka F, Heimann J, Leuschner Ch (2005) Regional variation in canopy transpiration of Central European beech forests. Oecologia 143: 260-270.

Veste M, Wucherer W, Homeier J (2005) Ökologische Forschung im globalen Kontext. Festschrift zum 65. Geburtstag von Prof. Dr. S.-W. Breckle. Cuvillier Verlag, Göttingen, 322 pp.

Werner FA, Homeier J, Gradstein SR (2005) Diversity of vascular epiphytes on isolated remnant trees in the montane forest belt of Southern Ecuador. Ecotropica 11: 21-40.

Wilcke W, Hess T, Bengel C, Homeier J, Valarezo C, Zech W (2005) Coarse woody debris in a montane forest in Ecuador mass, C and nutrient storage, and turnover. Forest Ecology and Management 205: 139-147.



Arndt S, Foetzki A, Adams M (2004) Carbon and Oxygen stable isotopes of leaf organic matter of perennial species in the hyperarid Taklimakan Desert. In: Runge M, Zhang X (eds.) Ecophysiology and habitat requirements of perennial plant species in the Taklamakan desert. Shaker Verlag, Aachen, 91-108.

Aspelmeier S, Leuschner Ch (2004) Genotypic variation in drought response of silver birch (Betula pendula Roth): leaf water status and carbon gain. Tree Physiology 24: 517-528.

Bruelheide H, Jandt U (2004) Vegetation types in the Foreland of the Qira Oasis: Present Distribution and Changes during the last decades. In: Runge M, Zhang X (eds.) Ecophysiology and habitat requirements of perennial plant species in the Taklamakan desert. Shaker Verlag, Aachen, 27-34.

Bruelheide H, Manegold M, Jandt U (2004) The genetical structure of Populus euphratica and Alhagi sparsifolia stands in the Taklimakan desert. In: Runge M, Zhang X (eds.) Ecophysiology and habitat requirements of perennial plant species in the Taklamakan desert. Shaker Verlag, Aachen, 153-160.

Erfmeier A, Bruelheide H (2004) Comparison of native and invasive Rhododendron ponticum populations: 1. Growth, reproduction and morphology under field conditions. Flora 199: 120-132.

Foetzki A (2004) Transpiration and sap flow in Alhagi sparsifolia, Calligonum caput-medusae, Populus euphratica and Tamarix ramosissima. In: Runge M, Zhang X (eds.) Ecophysiology and habitat requirements of perennial plant species in the Taklamakan desert. Shaker Verlag, Aachen, 67-74.

Gieger T, Leuschner Ch (2004) Altitudinal change in needle water relations of Pinus canariensis and possible evidence of a drought-induced alpine timberline on Mt. Teide, Tenerife. Flora 199: 100-109.

Gries D (2004) Biomass and Production of perennial Key species in the Taklimakan desert. In: Runge M, Zhang X (eds.) Ecophysiology and habitat requirements of perennial plant species in the Taklamakan desert. Shaker Verlag, Aachen, 109-120.

Hertel D, Coners H, Muhs A, Schipka F, Strobel J (2004) Zur Trockenheitsgrenze der Buche in Mittel- und Ostdeutschland: Eine ökosystemare Transektstudie an unterschiedlich wasser- und nährstoffversorgten Buchen-Altbeständen. Berichte des Landesamts für Umweltschutz Sachsen-Anhalt Sonderheft 2/2004: 28-37.

Hölscher D, Leuschner Ch, Bohman K, Juhrbandt J, Tjitrosemito S (2004) Photosynthetic characteristics in relation to leaf traits in eight co-existing pioneer tree species in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Journal of Tropical Ecology 20: 157-164.

Juhrbandt J, Leuschner Ch, Hölscher D (2004) The relationship between maximal stomatal conductance and leaf traits in eight Southeast Asian early successional tree species. Forest Ecology and Management 202: 245-256.

Leuschner Ch (2004) Vegetation and ecosystems. In: van der Maarel E (Hg.) Vegetation Ecology. Blackwell Science, Oxford, 85-105.

Leuschner Ch (2004) Die Höhenstufen tropischer und subtropischer Inseln. In: Walter H, Breckle SW (eds.) Ökologie der Erde, Band 2 Spezielle Ökologie der Tropen und Subtropen. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg, 158-164.

Leuschner Ch (2004) Die Arche Noah in Not - Die globale Biodiversitätskrise. VDL-Journal 53: 8-9.

Leuschner Ch, Schipka F (2004) Vorstudie Klimawandel und Naturschutz in Deutschland. BfN Skripten 115: 1-35.

Leuschner Ch, Coners H, Icke R (2004) In situ measurement of water absorption by fine roots of three temperate trees: species differences and differential activity of superficial and deep roots. Tree Physiology 24: 1359-1367.

Leuschner Ch, Hertel D, Schmid I, Koch O, Muhs A, Hölscher D (2004) Stand fine root biomass and fine root morphology in old-growth beech forests as a function of precepitation and soil fertility. Plant and Soil 258: 43-56.

Runge M (2004) Ecological basis for a sustainable management of the indigenous vegetation in a Central Asian desert: Conclusions derived from project results. In: Runge M, Zhang X (eds.) Ecophysiology and habitat requirements of perennial plant species in the Taklamakan desert. Shaker Verlag, Aachen, 161-170.

Runge M, Arndt S, Bruelheide H, Foetzki A, Gries D, Thomas FM, Wang G, Zhang X (2004) Recommendations for regeneration and sustainable management of the indigenous foreland vegetation of a Taklamakan desert oasis. In: Breckle S, Schweizer B, Fangmeier A (Hg.) Results of worldwide ecological studies. Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium of the AFW Schimper Foundation, Hohenheim, 23.-25.10.2002. Heimbach, Stuttgart, 61-69.

Runge M, Zhang X (2004) Ecophysiology and habitat requirements of perennial plant species in the Taklamakan desert. Shaker Verlag, Aachen.

Schulze CH, Waltert M, Kessler PJA, Pitopang R, Shahabuddin, Veddeler D, Mühlenberg M, Gradstein SR, Leuschner Ch, Stefan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2004) Biodiversity indicator groups of tropical land-use systems: comparing plants, birds and insects. Ecological Applications 14: 1321-1333.

Siebert S, Gries D, Zhang X, Runge M, Bürkert A (2004) Non-destructive dry matter estimation of Alhagi sparsifolia vegetation on a desert oasis of NW China. Journal of Vegetation Science 15: 365-372.

Thomas F (2004) Outline of set-up and methods in the project "Ecological basis for a sustainable management of the indigenous vegetation in a Central-Asian desert". In: Runge M, Zhang X (eds.) Ecophysiology and habitat requirements of perennial plant species in the Taklamakan desert. Shaker Verlag, Aachen, 43-48.

Thomas F, (2004) Water use of Alhagi sparsifolia, Calligonum caput-medusae, Populus euphratica and Tamarix ramosissima. In: Runge M, Zhang X (eds.) Ecophysiology and habitat requirements of perennial plant species in the Taklamakan desert. Shaker Verlag, Aachen, 75-90.

Thomas F, Meyer G, Popp M (2004) Effects of defoliation on the frost hardiness and the concentrations of soluble sugars and cyclitols in the bark tissue of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.). Annals of Forest Science 61: 455-463.