Apostolakis A, Schöning I, Michalzik B, Ammer C, Schall P, Hänsel F, Nauss T, Trumbore S, Schrumpf M (2023) Forest Structure and Fine Root Biomass Influence Soil CO2 Efflux in Temperate Forests under Drought. Forests 14(2):411 DOI:10.3390/f14020411

Milz S, Wäldchen J, Abouee A, Ravichandran AA, Schall P, Hagen C, Borer J, Lewandowski B, Wittich H-C, Mäder P (2023) The HAInich: A multidisciplinary vision data-set for a better understanding of the forest ecosystem. Sci Data 10:168. DOI:10.1038/s41597-023-02010-8

Neff F, Prati D, Achury R, Ambarlı D, Bolliger R, Brändle M, Freitag M, Hölzel N, Kleinebecker T, Knecht A, Schäfer D, Schall P, Seibold S, Staab M, Weisser WW, Pellissier L, Gossner MM (2023) Reduction of invertebrate herbivory by land use is only partly explained by changes in plant and insect characteristics. Ecological Monographs e1571. DOI:10.1002/ecm.1571

Neyret M, Peter S, Le Provost G, Boch S, Boesing AL, Bullock JM, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Krauss J, Müller J, Müller S, Ammer C, Buscot F, Ehbrecht M, Fischer M, Goldmann K, Jung K, Mehring M, Müller T, Renner SC, Schall P, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Westphal C, Wubet T, Manning P (2023) Landscape management strategies for multifunctionality and social equity. Nature Sustainability. DOI:10.1038/s41893-022-01045-w

Storch F, Boch S, Gossner MM, Feldhaar H, Ammer C, Schall P, Polle A, Kroiher F, Müller J, Bauhus J (2023) Linking structure and species richness to support forest biodiversity monitoring at large scales. Annals of Forest Science 80: 3. DOI:10.1186/s13595-022-01169-1


Burner RC, Drag L, Stephan JG, Birkemoe T, Wetherbee R, Muller J, Siitonen J, Snäll T, Skarpaas O, Potterf M, Doerfler I, Gossner MM, Schall P, Weisser WW, Sverdrup-Thygeson A (2022) Functional structure of European forest beetle communities is enhanced by rare species. Biological Conservation 267:109491. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocon.2022.109491

Donfack LS, Schall P, Mund M, Knohl A, Ammer C (2022) Effects of competition reduction on intra-annual radial growth of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) at stem base and crown base. Trees. DOI:10.1007/s00468-022-02360-7

Drag L, Burner RC, Stephan JG, Birkemoe T, Doerfler I, Gossner MM, Magdon P, Ovaskainen O, Potterf M, Schall P, Snäll T, Sverdrup-Thygeson A, Weisser W, Müller J (2022) High resolution 3D forest structure explains ecomorphological trait variation in assemblages of saproxylic beetles. Functional Ecology. DOI:10.1111/1365-2435.14188

Edelmann P, Ambarlı D, Gossner MM, Schall P, Ammer C, Wende B, Schulze E-D, Weisser WW, Seibold S (2022) Forest management affects saproxylic beetles through tree species composition and canopy cover. Forest Ecology and Management 524:120532. DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2022.120532

Liang J, Gamarra JGP, Picard N, Zhou M, Pijanowski B, Jacobs DF, Reich PB, …Ammer C, … Schall P, … Hui C (2022) Co-limitation towards lower latitudes shapes global forest diversity gradients. Nature Ecology & Evolution 6: 1423-1437. DOI:10.1038/s41559-022-01831-x

Neff F, Hagge J, Achury R, Ambarlı D, Ammer C, Schall P, Seibold S, Staab M, Weisser WW, Gossner MM (2022) Hierarchical trait filtering at different spatial scales determines beetle assemblages in deadwood. Functional Ecology. DOI:10.1111/1365-2435.14186

Richter A, Ewald M, Hemmerling C, Schöning I, Bauhus J, Schall P, Ruess L (2023) Effects of management intensity, soil properties and region on the nematode communities in temperate forests in Germany. Forest Ecology and Management 529:120675. DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2022.120675

Staab M, Achury R, Ammer C, Ehbrecht M, Irmscher V, Mohr H, Schall P, Weisser WW, Blüthgen N (2022) Negative effects of forest gaps on dung removal in a full-factorial experiment. Journal of Animal Ecology 91: 2113-2124. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13792

Willim K, Ammer C, Seidel D, Annighöfer P, Schmucker J, Schall P, Ehbrecht M (2022) Short - term dynamics of structural complexity in differently managed and unmanaged European beech forests. Trees, Forests and People 8: 100231 DOI:10.1016/j.tfp.2022.100231

Zeller L, Baumann C, Gonin P, Heidrich L, Keye C, Konrad F, Larrieu L, Meyer P, Sennhenn-Reulen H, Müller J, Schall P, Ammer C (2022) Index of biodiversity potential (IBP) versus direct species monitoring in temperate forests. Ecological Indicators 136, 108692. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2022.108692


Annighöfer P, Mund M, Seidel D, Ammer C, Ameztegui A, Balandier P, Bebre I, Coll L, Collet C, Hamm T, Huth F, Schneider H, Kuehne C, Löf M, Petritan AM, Petritan IC, Schall P, Bauhus J (2022) Examination of aboveground attributes to predict belowground biomass of young trees. Forest Ecology and Management 505: 119942. DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2021.119942

Boch S, Saiz H, Allan E, Schall P, Prati D, Schulze E-D, Hessenmöller D, Sparrius LB, Fischer M (2021) Direct and Indirect Effects of Management Intensity and Environmental Factors on the Functional Diversity of Lichens in Central European Forests. Microorganisms 9:463. DOI:10.3390/microorganisms9020463

Burner RC, Stephan JG, Drag L, Birkemoe T, Muller J, Snäll T, Ovaskainen O, Potterf M, Siitonen J, Skarpaas O, Doerfler I, Gossner MM, Schall P, Weisser WW, Sverdrup-Thygeson A (2021) Traits mediate niches and co-occurrences of forest beetles in ways that differ among bioclimatic regions. Journal of Biogeography 48:3145-3157. DOI:10.1111/jbi.14272

Burrascano S, Trentanovi G, Paillet Y, Heilmann-Clausen J, Giordani P, Bagella S, Bravo-Oviedo A, Campagnaro T, Campanaro A, Francesco C, Smedt P de, Itziar G-M, Matošević D, Sitzia T, Aszalós R, Brazaitis G, Andrea C, Ettore D, Doerfler I, Hofmeister J, Hošek J, Janssen P, Kepfer Rojas S, Korboulewsky N, Kozák D, Lachat T, Lõhmus A, Lopez R, Mårell A, Matula R, Mikoláš M, Munzi S, Nordén B, Pärtel M, Penner J, Runnel K, Schall P, Svoboda M, Tinya F, Ujházyová M, Vandekerkhove K, Verheyen K, Xystrakis F, Ódor P (2021) Handbook of field sampling for multi-taxon biodiversity studies in European forests. Ecological Indicators 132:108266. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2021.108266

Höwler K, Vor T, Schall P, Annighöfer P, Seidel D, Ammer C (2021) Distribution of the timber quality attribute ‘knot surface’ in logs of Fagus sylvatica L. from pure and mixed forest stands. European Journal of Forest Research 140: 969-981

Neff F, Brändle M, Ambarli D, Ammer C, Bauhus J, Boch S, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Prati D, Schall P, Schäfer D, Schulze E-D, Seibold S, Simons NK, Weisser WW, Pellissier L, Gossner MM (2021) Changes in plant-herbivore network structure and robustness along land-use intensity gradients in grasslands and forests. Science Advances 7:eabf3985. DOI:10.1126/sciadv.abf3985

Rebola-Lichtenberg J, Schall P, Ammer C (2021) Biomass production in mixed short rotation coppice with poplar-hybrids (Populus spp.) and black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.). GCB Bioenergy 13: 1924-1938. DOI:10.1111/gcbb.12895

Rebola-Lichtenberg J, Streit J, Schall P, Ammer C, Seidel D (2021) From facilitation to competition: the effect of black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia L.) on the growth performance of four poplar hybrids (Populus spp.) in mixed short rotation coppice. New Forests 52: 639-656, DOI:10.1007/s11056-020-09813-2

Schall P, Heinrichs S, Ammer C, Ayasse M, Boch S, Buscot F, Fischer M, Goldmann K, Overmann J, Schulze E-D, Sikorski J, Weisser W, Wubet T, Gossner MM (2021) Among stand heterogeneity is key for biodiversity in managed beech forests but does not question the value of unmanaged forests: Response to Bruun & Heilmann Clausen (2020). Journal of Applied Ecology 58: 1817-1826. DOI:10.1111/1365-2664.13959

Seibold S, Hothorn T, Gossner MM, Simons NK, Blüthgen N, Müller J, Ambarlı D, Ammer C, Bauhus J, Fischer M, Habel JC, Penone C, Schall P, Schulze E-D, Weisser WW (2021) Insights from regional and short-term biodiversity monitoring datasets are valuable: a reply to Daskalova et al. 2021. Insect Conservation and Diversity 14: 144-148. DOI:10.1111/icad.12467

Simons NK, Felipe-Lucia MR, Schall P, Ammer C, Bauhus J, Blüthgen N, Boch S, Buscot F, Fischer M, Goldmann K, Gossner MM, Hänsel F, Jung K, Manning P, Nauss T, Oelmann Y, Pena R, Polle A, Renner SC, Schloter M, Schöning I, Schulze E-D, Solly EF, Sorkau E, Stempfhuber B, Wubet T, Müller J, Seibold S, Weisser WW (2021) National Forest Inventories capture the multifunctionality of managed forests in Germany. Forest Ecosystems 8:5. DOI:10.1186/s40663-021-00280-5

Willems FM, Scheepens JF, Ammer C, Block S, Bucharova A, Schall P, Sehrt M, Bossdorf O (2021) Spring understory herbs flower later in intensively managed forests. Ecological Applications: e02332.


Bae S, Heidrich L, Levick SR, Gossner MM, Seibold S, Weisser WW, Magdon P, Serebryanyk A, Bässler C, Schäfer D, Schulze E-D, Doerfler I, Müller J, Jung K, Heurich M, Fischer M, Roth N, Schall P, Boch S, Wöllauer S, Renner SC, Müller J (2020) Dispersal ability, trophic position and body size mediate species turnover processes: Insights from a multi-taxa and multi-scale approach. Diversity and Distributions 1-15. DOI:10.1111/ddi.13204

Dormann CF, Bagnara M, Boch S, Hinderling J, Janeiro-Otero A, Schäfer D, Schall P, Hartig F (2020) Plant species richness increases with light availability, but not variability, in temperate forests understorey. BMC Ecology 20:43. DOI:10.1186/s12898-020-00311-9

Felipe-Lucia MR, Soliveres S, Penone C, Fischer M, Ammer C, Boch S, … Schall P, … Allan E (2020). Land-use intensity alters biodiversity - ecosystem function - service networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117(45): 28140-28149, DOI:10.1073/pnas.2016210117

Gan H Y, Schöning I, Schall P, Ammer C, Schrumpf M (2020) Soil organic matter mineralization as driven by nutrient stoichiometry in soils under differently managed forest stands. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 3: 99. DOI:10.3389/ffgc.2020.00099

Heidrich L, Bae S, Levick S, Seibold S, Weisser W, Krzystek P, Magdon P, Nauss T, Schall P, Serebryanyk A, Wöllauer S, Ammer C, Bässler C, Doerfler I, Fischer M, Gossner M M, Heurich H, Hothorn T, Jung K, Kreft H, Schulze E-D, Simons N, Thorn S, Müller J (2020): Heterogeneity-diversity relationships differ between and within trophic levels in temperate forests. Nature Ecology and Evolution 4: 1204-1212. DOI:10.1038/s41559-020-1245-z

Heinrichs S, Schall P, Ammer C, Fischer M, Gossner MM (2020) Annahmen und Ergebnisse zur Biodiversität im Wirtschaftswald – Neues aus der Biodiversitätsforschung. WSL-Berichte 100: 15-29

Hoffmann N, Heinrichs S, Schall P, Vor T (2020) Climatic factors controlling stem growth of alien tree species at a mesic forest site: a multispecies approach. European Journal of Forest Research 139: 915-934, DOI:10.1007/s10342-020-01295-3

Juchhheim J, Ehbrecht M, Schall P, Ammer C, Seidel D (2020) Effect of tree species mixing on stand structural complexity. Forestry 93: 75-83, DOI:10.1093/forestry/cpz046

Metz J, Annighöfer P, Westekemper K, Schall P, Schulze ED, Ammer C (2020) Less is more: Effects of competition reduction and facilitation on intra annual (basal area) growth of mature European beech. Trees 34: 17-36, DOI:10.1007/s00468-019-01894-7

Mund M, Herbst M, Knohl A, Matthäus B, Schumacher J, Schall P, Siebicke L, Tamrakar R, Ammer C (2020) It is not just a ‘trade-off’: indications for sink- and source-limitation to vegetative and regenerative growth in an old-growth beech forest. New Phytologist 226: 111-125. DOI:10.1111/nph.16408

Schall P, Heinrichs S (2020) Comment on "Forest microclimate dynamics drive plant responses to warming". Science 370. DOI:10.1126/science.abd9920

Schall P, Heinrichs S, Ammer C, Ayasse M, Boch S, Buscot F, Fischer M, Goldmann K, Overmann J, Schulze E-D, Sikorski J, Weisser WW, Wubet T, Gossner MM (2020) Can multi-taxa diversity in European beech forest landscapes be increased by combining different management systems? Journal of Applied Ecology 57: 1363-1375. DOI:10.1111/1365-2664.13635

Schiefer F, Kattenborn T, Frick A, Frey J, Schall P, Koch B, Schmidtlein S (2020) Mapping forest tree species in high resolution UAV-based RGB-imagery by means of convolutional neural networks. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 170: 205-215. DOI:10.1016/j.isprsjprs.2020.10.015

Zohner CM, Mo L, Renner SS, Svenning J-C, Vitasse Y, Benito BM, … Schall P, … Crowther TW (2020) Late-spring frost risk between 1959 and 2017 decreased in North America but increased in Europe and Asia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences:201920816. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1920816117


Awad A, Majcherczyk A, Schall P, Schröter K, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Ehbrecht M, Boch S, Kahl T, Bauhus J, Seidel D, Ammer C, Fischer M, Kües U, Pena R (2019) Ectomycorrhizal and saprotrophic soil fungal biomass are driven by different factors and vary among broadleaf and coniferous temperate forests. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 131: 9-18. DOI:10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.12.014

Bae S, Levick SR, Heidrich L, Magdon P, Leutner BF, Wöllauer S, Serebryanyk A, Nauss T, Krzystek P, Gossner MM, Schall P, Heibl C, Bässler C, Doerfler I, Schulze E-D, Krah F-S, Culmsee H, Jung K, Heurich M, Fischer M, Seibold S, Thorn S, Gerlach T, Hothorn T, Weisser WW, Müller J (2019) Radar vision in the mapping of forest biodiversity from space. Nature communications 10: 4757. DOI:10.1038/s41467-019-12737-x

Ehbrecht M, Schall P, Ammer C, Seidel D (2019) Effects of structural heterogeneity on the diurnal temperature range in temperate forest ecosystems. Forest Ecology and Management 432: 860-867, DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2018.10.008

Erasmi S, Semmler M, Schall P, Schlund M (2019) Sensitivity of Bistatic TanDEM-X Data to Stand Structural Parameters in Temperate Forests. Remote Sensing 11. DOI:10.3390/rs11242966

Graf W, Kleinn C, Schall P, Nauss T, Detsch F, Magdon P (2019) Analyzing the relationship between historic canopy dynamics and current plant species diversity in the herb layer of temperate forests using long-term Landsat time series. Remote Sensing of Environment 232: 111305. DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2019.111305

Heinrichs S, Ammer C, Mund M, Boch S, Budde S, Fischer M, Müller J, Schöning I, Schulze E-D, Schmidt W, Weckesser M, Schall P (2019) Landscape-Scale Mixtures of Tree Species are More Effective than Stand-Scale Mixtures for Biodiversity of Vascular Plants, Bryophytes and Lichens. Forests 10(1):73. DOI:10.3390/f10010073

Kukunda CB, Beckschäfer P, Magdon P, Schall P, Wirth C, Kleinn C (2019) Scale-guided mapping of forest stand structural heterogeneity from airborne LiDAR. Ecological Indicators 102: 410-425. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.02.056

Leidinger J, Seibold S, Weisser WW, Lange M, Schall P, Türke M, Gossner MM (2019) Effects of forest management on herbivorous insects in temperate Europe. Forest Ecology and Management 437: 232-245. DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2019.01.013

Müller J, Boch S, Prati D, Socher SA, Pommer U, Hessenmöller D, Schall P, Schulze ED, Fischer M (2019) Effects of forest management on bryophyte species richness in Central European forests.Forest Ecology and Management 432: 850-859. DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2018.10.019

Penone C, Allan E, Soliveres S, Felipe-Lucia MR, Gossner MM, Seibold S, Simons NK, Schall P, van der Plas F, Manning P, Manzanedo RD, Boch S, Prati D, Ammer C, Bauhus J, Buscot F, Ehbrecht M, Goldmann K, Jung K, Müller J, Müller JC, Pena R, Polle A, Renner SC, Ruess L, Schönig I, Schrumpf M, Solly MF, Tschapka M, Weisser WW, Wubet T, Fischer M (2018) Specialisation and diversity of multiple trophic groups are promoted by different forest features. Ecology Letters 22: 170-180, DOI:10.1111/ele.13182

Rebola-Lichtenberg J, Schall P, Annighöfer P, Ammer C, Leinemann L, Polle A, Euring D (2019) Mortality of different Populus genotypes in recently established mixed short rotation coppice with Robinia pseudoacacia L. Forests 10: 410. DOI:10.3390/f10050410

Schäfer D, Prati D, Schall P, Ammer C, Fischer M (2019) Exclusion of large herbivores affects understorey shrub vegetation more than herb vegetation across 147 forest sites in three German regions. PLoS ONE 14(7): e0218741. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0218741

Schröter K, Wemheuer B, Pena R, Schöning I, Ehbrecht M, Schall P, Ammer C, Daniel R, Polle A (2019) Assembly processes of trophic guilds in the root mycobiome of temperate forests. Molecular Ecology 28: 348-364. DOI:10.1111/mec.14887

Schulze E-D, Craven D, Durso AM, Reif J, Guderle M, Kroiher F, Hennig P, Weiserbs A, Schall P, Ammer C, Eisenhauer N (2019) Positive association between forest management, environmental change, and forest bird abundance. Forest Ecosystems 6:3. DOI: 10.1186/s40663-019-0160-8

Seibold S, Gossner MM, Simons NK, Blüthgen N, Müller J, Ambarlı D, Ammer C, Bauhus J, Fischer M, Habel JC, Linsenmair KE, Nauss T, Penone C, Prati D, Schall P, Schulze E-D, Vogt J, Wöllauer S, Weisser WW (2019) Arthropod decline in grasslands and forests is associated with landscape-level drivers. Nature 574: 671-674. DOI:10.1038/s41586-019-1684-3

Steidinger BS, Crowther TW, Liang J, van Nuland ME, Werner GDA, Reich PB, , … Ammer C, … Schall P, … Peay KG (2019) Climatic controls of decomposition drive the global biogeography of forest-tree symbioses. Nature 569: 404-408. DOI:10.1038/s41586-019-1128-0


Ammer C, Fichtner A, Fischer A, Gossner M M, Meyer P, Seidl R, Thomas F M, Annighöfer P, Kreyling J, Ohse B, Berger U, Feldmann E, Häberle K-H, Heer K, Heinrichs S, Huth F, Krämer-Klement K, Mölder A, Müller J, Mund M, Opgenoorth L, Schall P, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Seidel D, Vogt J, Wagner S (2018) Key ecological research questions for Central European forests. Basic and Applied Ecology 32: 3-25

Felipe-Lucia MR, Soliveres S, Penone C, Manning P, van der Plas F, Boch S, Prati D, Ammer C, Schall P, Gossner MM, Bauhus J, Buscot F, Blaser S, Blüthgen N, de Frutos A, Ehbrecht M, Frank K, Goldmann K, Hänsel F, Jung K, Kahl T, Nauss T, Oelmann Y, Pena R, Polle A, Renner S, Schloter M, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Schulze E-D, Solly E, Sorkau E, Stempfhuber B, Tschapka M, Weisser W, Wubet T, Fischer M, Allan E (2018) Multiple forest attributes underpin the provision of multiple ecosystem services. Nature communications 9: 4839. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-07082-4

Greve ME, Hager, J, Weisser WW, Schall P, Gossner MM, Feldhaar H (2018) Effect of forest management on temperate ant communities. Ecosphere, 9(6), e02303. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.2303

Heinrichs S, Pauchard A, Schall P (2018) Native Plant Diversity and Composition Across a Pinus radiata D. Don Plantation Landscape in South-Central Chile - The Impact of Plantation Age, Logging Roads and Alien Species. Forests 9(9), 567

Hoffmann N, Schall P, Ammer C, Leder B, Vor T (2018) Drought sensitivity and stem growth variation of nine alien and native tree species on a productive forest site in Germany. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 256-257: 431-444. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2018.03.008

Schall P, Gossner MM, Heinrichs S, Fischer M, Boch S, Prati D, Jung K, Baumgartner V, Blaser S, Böhm S, Buscot F, Daniel R, Goldmann K, Kaiser K, Kahl T, Lange M, Müller J, Overmann J, Renner SC, Schulze E-D, Sikorski J, Tschapka M, Türke M, Weisser WW, Wemheuer B, Wubet T, Ammer C (2018) The impact of even-aged and uneven-aged forest management on regional biodiversity of multiple taxa in European beech forests. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 267-278

Schall P, Schulze E-D, Fischer M, Ayasse M, Ammer C (2018) Relations between forest management, stand structure and productivity across different types of Central European forests. Basic and Applied Ecology doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2018.02.007

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

Schulze ED, Bouriaud O, Weber U, Roscher C, Hessenmoeller D, Kroiher F, Schall P (2018) Management breaks the natural productivity-biodiversity relationship in forests and grassland: An opinion. Forest Ecosystems 5:3. doi: 10.1186/s40663-017-0122-y


Ammer C, Schall P, Gossner M M, Heinrichs S, Boch S, Prati D, Jung K, Baumgartner V, Blaser S, Böhm S, Buscot F, Daniel R, Goldmann K, Kaiser K, Kahl T, Lange M, Müller J, Overmann J, Renner S C, Schulze E-D, Sikorski J, Tschapka M, Türke M, Weisser W W, Wemheuer B, Wubet T, Fischer M (2017) Waldbewirtschaftung und Biodiversität: Vielfalt ist gefragt. Allgemeine Forstzeitschrift/Der Wald 72 (17): 20-25

Annighöfer P, Metz J, Schall P, Schulze E-D, Ammer C (2017) Buche in Mischbeständen bei Trockenheit weniger gestresst. Allgemeine Forstzeitschrift/Der Wald 72 (17): 13-15

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

Ehbrecht M, Schall P, Ammer C, Seidel D (2017) Quantifying stand structural complexity and its relationship with forest management, tree species diversity and microclimate. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 242: 1-9

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

Müller J, Brandl R, Brändle M, Förster B, Araujo BC de, Gossner MM, Ladas A, Wagner M, Maraun M, Schall P, Schmidt S, Heurich M, Thorn S, Seibold S (2017) LiDAR‐derived canopy structure supports the more‐individuals hypothesis for arthropod diversity in temperate forests. Oikos 127:814–824. doi: 10.1111/oik.04972

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

Seidel D, Ehbrecht M, Juchheim J, Schall P, Ammer C (2017) Terrestrisches Laserscanning erfasst komplexe Waldstrukturen. Allgemeine Forstzeitschrift/Der Wald 72 (17): 25-28


Annighöfer P, Ameztegui A, Ammer C, Balandier P, Bartsch N, Bolte A, Coll L, Collet C, Ewald J, Frischbier N, Gebereyesus T, Haase J, Hamm T, Hirschfelder B, Huth F, Kändler G, Kahl A, Kawaletz H, Kuehne C, Lacointe A, Lin N, Löf M, Malagoli P, Marquier A, Müller S, Promberger S, Provendier D, Röhle H, Sathornkich J, Schall P, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schröder J, Seele C, Weidig J, Wirth C, Wolf H, Wollmerstädt J, Mund M (2016) Species-specific and generic biomass equations for seedlings and saplings of European tree species. European Journal of Forest Research 135: 313-329. DOI 10.1007/s10342-016-0937-z12

Boch S, Allan E, Birkhofer K, Bossdorf O, Blüthgen N, Christ-Breulmann S, Diekötter T, Dormann CF, Gossner MM, Hallmann C, Hemp A, Hölzel N, Jung K, Klaus VH, Klein AM, Kleinebecker T, Lange M, Müller J, Nacke H, Prati D, Renner SC, Rothenwöhrer C, Schall P, Schulze E-D, Socher S A, Tscharntke T, Türke M, Weiner CN, Weisser WW, Westphal C, Wolters V, Wubet T, Fischer M (2016) Extensive und jährlich wechselnde Nutzungsintensität fördert den Artenreichtum im Grünland. Anliegen Natur 38(1) online first

Gossner MM, Lewinsohn TM, Kahl T, Grassein F, Boch S, Prati D, Birkhofer K, Renner SC, Sikorski J, Wubet T, Arndt H, Baumgartner V, Blaser S, Blüthgen N, Börschig C, Buscot F, Diekötter T, Jorge LR, Jung K, Keyel AC, Klein A, Klemmer S, Krauss J, Lange M, Müller J, Overmann J, Pasalic E, Penone C, Perovic DJ, Purschke O, Schall P, Socher SA, Sonnemann I, Tschapka M, Tscharntke T, Türke M, Venter PC, Weiner CN, Werner M, Wolters V, Wurst S, Westphal C, Fischer M, Weisser WW, Allan E (2016) Land-use intensification causes multitrophic homogenization of grassland communities. Nature 540: 266-269. DOI: 10.1038/nature20575

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

Ehbrecht M, Schall P, Juchheim J, Ammer C, Seidel D (2016) Effective number of layers: a new measure for quantifying vertical stand structure based on terrestrial LiDAR. Forest Ecology and Management 380: 212-223

Liang J, Crowther TC, Picard N, Wiser S, Zhou M, Alberti G, Schulze E-D, McGuire AD, Bozzato F, Pretzsch H, de-Miguel S, Paquette A, Hérault B, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Barrett CB, Glick HB, Hengeveld GM, Nabuurs G-J, Pfautsch S, Viana H, Vibrans AC, Ammer C, Schall P, Verbyla D, Tchebakova N, Fischer M, Watson JV, Chen HYH, Lei X, Schelhaas M-J, Lu H, Gianelle D, Parfenova EI, Salas C, Lee E, Lee B, Kim HS, Bruelheide H, Coomes DA, Piotto D, Sunderland T, Schmid B, Gourlet-Fleury S, Sonké B, Tavani R, Zhu J, Brandl S, Vayreda J, Kitahara F, Searle EB, Neldner VJ, Ngugi MR, Baraloto C, Frizzera L, Balazy R, Oleksyn J, Zawila-Niedzwiecki T, Bouriaud O, Bussotti F, Finér L, Jaroszewicz B, Jucker T, Valladares F, Jagodzinski AM, Peri PL, Gonmadje C, Marthy W, O'Brien T, Martin EH, Marshall AR, Rovero F, Bitariho R, Niklaus PA, Alvarez-Loayza P, Chamuya N, Valencia R, Mortier F, Wortel V, Engone-Obiang NL, Ferreira LV, Odeke DE, Vasquez RM, Lewis SL, Reich PB (2016) Positive biodiversity - productivity relationship predominant in global forests. Science 354: 6309. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf8957

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

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


Seidel D, Schall P, Gille M, Ammer C (2015) Physical dimensions of Fagus sylvatica crowns and their relationship to tree growth. iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry 8: 735-742. DOI: 10.3832/ifor1566-008


Allan E, Bossdorf O, Dormann CF, Prati D, Gossner MM, Tscharntke T, Blüthgen N, Bellach M, Birkhofer K, Boch S, Böhm S, Börschig C, Chatzinotas A, Christ S, Daniel R, Diekötter T, Fischer C, Friedl T, Glaser K, Hallmann C, Hodac L, Hölzel N, Jung K, Klein AM, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Krauss J, Lange M, Morris EK, Müller J, Nacke H, Pa?ali? E, Rillig MC, Rothenwöhrer C, Schall P, Scherber C, Schulze W, Socher SA, Steckel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Türke M, Weiner CN, Werner M, Westphal C, Wolters V, Wubet T, Gockel S, Gorke M, Hemp A, Renner SC, Schöning I, Pfeiffer S, König-Ries B, Buscot F, Linsenmair KE, Schulze E-D, Weisser WW, Fischer M (2014) Interannual variation in land-use intensity enhances grassland multidiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111 (1): 308-313. doi:10.1073/pnas.1312213111

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

Lödige C, Schall P, Ammer C (2014) How do size and resource availability control aboveground biomass allocation of tree seedlings? Forest Research 3: 123. DOI:10.4172/2168-9776.1000123


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

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

Schall P, Ammer C (2013) Can land use intensity be reliably quantified by using a single self-thinning relationship? Ecological Applications 23 (3): 675-677. doi:10.1890/12-0847.1


Annighöfer P, Schall P, Kawaletz H, Mölder I, Terwei A, Zerbe S, Ammer C (2012) Vegetative growth response of black cherry (Prunus serotina) to different mechanical control methods in a biosphere reserve. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 42: (12), 2037 - 2051, DOI: 10.1139/cjfr-2012-0257

Schall P, Lödige C, Beck M, Ammer C (2012) Biomass allocation to roots and shoots is more sensitive to shade and drought in European beech than in Norway spruce seedlings. Forest Ecology and Management 266: 246-253 (DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2011.11.017)


Ammer C, Schall P, Wördehoff R, Lamatsch K, Bachmann M (2011) Does tree seedling growth and survival require weeding of Himalayan balsam (Impatiens glandulifera)? European Journal of Forest Research 130: 107-116 (DOI 10.1007/s10342-010-0413-0)

Schall P, Lödige C, Beck M, Ammer C (2011) European beech seedlings are much more responsive to limited resources than Norway spruce. In: Wagner S, Fahlvik N, Fischer H (eds) Proceedings - The 9th IUFRO International Beech Symposium organized by IUFRO working party 1.01.07 "Ecology and Silviculture of Beech", 12-17 September 2011 Dresden/Göttingen, Germany. pp 67-69


Bolte A, Ammer C, Löf M, Nabuurs G-J, Schall P, Spathelf P (2010) Adaptive forest management: a prerequisite for sustainable forestry in the face of climate change. In: Spathelf, P. (ed.): Sustainable Forest Management in a changing world: a European perspective. Managing Forest Ecosystems 19. Dodrecht, Heidelberg, London, New York: Springer Verlag. pp. 115-139


Bolte A, Ammer C, Löf M, Madsen P, Nabuurs G-J, Schall P, Spathelf P, Rock J (2009) Adaptive forest management in central Europe: Climate change impacts, strategies and integrative concept. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 24: 473-482

Kölling Ch, Knoke T, Schall P, Ammer C (2009) Überlegungen zum Risiko des Fichtenanbaus in Deutschland vor dem Hintergrund des Klimawandels. Forstarchiv, 80: 42-54