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publications 2016

Accatino F., Wiegand K., Ward D., De Michele C. (2016) Trees, grass, and fire in humid savannas - the importance of life history traits and spatial processes. Ecological Modelling 320, 135-144. Access the recommendation on F1000Prime

Accatino, F., Ward, D., Wiegand, K. & De Michele, C. (in press) Carrying capacity in arid rangelands during droughts: the role of temporal and spatial thresholds. Animal. doi:10.1017/S1751731116001531

Alexander, P., Rounsevell, M.D.A., Dislich, C., Dodson, J.R., Engström, K., Moran, D. (2015) Drivers for global agricultural land use change: The nexus of diet, population, yield and bioenergy. Global Environmental Change, 35, 138-147. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.08.011.

Dislich, C., Keyel, A.C., Salecker, J., Kisel, Y., Meyer, K.M., ... & Wiegand, K (in press ) Ecosystem functions of oil palm plantations: a review. Biological Reviews. doi: 10.1111/brv.12295

Drescher, J., Rembold, K., Allen, K., Beckschäfer, P., Buchori, D., Clough, Y., Faust,H., Fauzi, A., Gunawan, D., Hertel, D., Irawan, B., Jaya, N., Klarner, B., Kleinn, C., Knohl, A., Kotowska, M., Krashevska, V., Krishna, V., Leuschner, C., Lorenz, W., Meijide, A., Melati, D., Nomura, M., Pérez-Cruzado, C., Qaim, M., Siregar, I., Steinebach, S., Tjoa, A., Tscharntke, T., Wick, B., Wiegand, K., Kreft, H., Scheu, S., (2016). Ecological and socio-economic functions of tropical lowland rainforest transformation systems: an integrative approach. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 371, 20150275.

Erfanifard, Y., Saborowski, J. , Wiegand, K. , Meyer, K. M. (2016) Efficiency of sample-based indices for spatial pattern recognition of wild pistachio (Pistacia atlantica) trees in semi-arid woodlands. J. For. Res.. 27, 583-594. [online]. Available from:

Getzin, S., Yizhaq, H., Bell, B., Erickson, T.E., Postle, A.C., Katra, I., Tzuk, O., Zelnik, Y.R., Wiegand, K., Wiegand, T. & Meron, E. (2016) Discovery of fairy circles in Australia supports self-organization theory. PNAS 113, 3551-3556.

Getzin, S., Yizhaq, H., Bell, B., Erickson, T.E., Postle, A.C., Katra, I., Tzuk, O., Zelnik, Y.R., Wiegand, K., Wiegand, T., Meron, E. (2016) Reply to Walsh et al.: The hexagonal patterns of Australian fairy circles develop without correlation to termitaria. PNAS, 113(37), E5368-E5369.

Martin M. Gossner, ..., Alexander C. Keyel, ... et al. (2016)
Land-use intensification causes multitrophic homogenization of grassland communities. Nature, 540, 266-269. doi:10.1038/nature20575

Harmse, C.J., Kellner, K., Dreber, N. (2016): Restoring
productive rangelands: A comparative assessment of selective and
non-selective chemical bush control in a semi-arid Kalahari savanna.
Journal of Arid Environments 135, 39-49.

Hol, W.H.G., Raaijmakers, C.E., Mons, I., Meyer, K.M., van Dam, N. (2016) Root-lesion nematodes suppress cabbage aphid population development by reducing aphid daily reproduction. Frontiers in Plant Science 7, 111, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2016.00111

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

Keyel, A.C. & Wiegand, K. (2016) Validating the use of Unique Trait Combinations for measuring multivariate functional richness. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7, 929-936.

Klasen, S., Meyer, K.M., Dislich, C., Euler, M., Faust, H., Gatto, M., Hettig, E., Melati, D.N., Jaya, I.N.S., Otten, F., Pérez-Cruzado, C., Steinebach, S., Tarigan, S., Wiegand, K. (2016) Economic and ecological trade-offs of agricultural specialization at different spatial scales. Ecological Economics 122, 111-120. Doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2016.01.001.

Merten, J., Röll, A., Guillaume, T., Meijide, A., Tarigan, S., Agusta, H., Dislich, C., Dittrich, C., Faust, H., Gunawan, D., Hein, J., Hendrayanto, Knohl, A., Kuzyakov, Y., Wiegand, K. & Hölscher, D. (2016) Water scarcity and oil palm expansion: social views and environmental processes. Ecology and Society 21 (2): 5.

Nguyen H., Uria Diez J. & Wiegand K. (2016) Spatial distribution and association patterns in a tropical evergreen broad-leaved forest of North-Central Vietnam. Journal of Vegetation Science 27, 318-327.

Nurdiansyah, F., Denmead, L.H., Clough, Y., Wiegand, K. & Tscharntke, T. (2016) Biological control in Indonesian oil palm potentially enhanced by landscape context. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 232, 141-149.

Schoneberg, S., Nothdurft, A., Nuske, R., Ackermann, J., Nagel, J., Saborowski, J. (2016) Comparison of stand volume predictions based on airborne laser scanning data versus digital color infrared images. Allg. Forst- und Jagdzeitung. 187, 1-13.

Singer, A., Johst, K., Banitz, T., Fowler, M.S., Groeneveld, J., Gutierrez, A.G., Hartig, F., Krug, R.M., Liess, M., Matlack, G., Meyer, K.M., Pe'er, G., Radchuk, V., Voinopol-Sassu, A.-J., Travis, M.J. (2016) Community dynamics under environmental change: how can next generation mechanistic models improve projections of species distributuions? Ecological Modelling 326, 63-74. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.11.007

Tarigan, S.D., Sunarti, Wiegand, K., Dislich, C., Slamet, B., Heinonen, J., Meyer, K. (in press) Mitigation options for improving the ecosystem function of water flow regulation in a watershed with rapid expansion of oil palm plantations. Sustainability of Water Quality and Ecology

Dao T.H.H., Saborowski, J., Hölscher, D. (2016). Patterns of tree community differences in the core and buffer zones of a nature reserve in north-western Vietnam. Global Ecology and Conservation 8, 220-229.

publications 2015

Alexander, P., Rounsevell, M.D.A., Dislich, C., Dodson, J.R., Engström, K., Moran, D. (2015) Drivers for global agricultural land use change: The nexus of diet, population, yield and bioenergy. Global Environmental Change, 35, 138-147. doi:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2015.08.011.

Badreldin, N., Uria-Diez, J., Mateu, J., Youssef, A., Stal, C., El-Bana, M., Magdy, A., & Goossens, R. (2015) A spatial pattern analysis of the halophytic species distribution in an arid coastal environment. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 187 (5), 1-15. doi:10.1007/s10661-015-4403-z.

Bauling, S., Saborowski, J., Rühe, F. (2015) Rotwild im Solling - Gleichung mit Unbekannten? Niedersächsischer Jäger, 10, 28-33

Esser, D.S., Leveau. J.H.J., Meyer, K.M., Wiegand, K. (2015) Spatial scales of interactions among bacteria and between bacteria and the leaf surface. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 91 (3), fiu034. (highlighted as 'Editor's choice')

Esser, D.S., Leveau, J.H.J., Meyer, K.M. (2015) Modeling microbial growth and dynamics. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, 99 (21), 8831-8846. DOI: 10.1007/s00253-015-6877-6

Getzin S., Wiegand K., Wiegand T., Yizhaq H., von Hardenberg J. & Meron E. (2015) Clarifying misunderstandings regarding vegetation self-organization and spatial patterns of fairy circles in Namibia: a response to recent termite hypotheses. Ecological Entomology 40, 669-675.

Getzin, S., Wiegand, K., Wiegand, T., Yizhaq, H., von Hardenberg, J., Meron E. (2015) Adopting a spatially explicit perspective to study the fairy circles of Namibia. Ecography, 38, 1-11. doi: 10.1111/ecog.00911 (highlighted as 'Editor's choice')

Punchi-Manage, R., Wiegand, T., Wiegand, K., Getzin, S., Huth, A., Gunatilleke, S. & Gunatilleke, I.A.U.N. (2015) Neighborhood diversity of large trees shows independent species patterns in a mixed dipterocarp forest in Sri Lanka. Ecology, 96(7), 1823-1834.

Schäffler, L., Saborowski, J., Kappeler, P.M. (2015) Agent-mediated spatial storage effect in heterogeneous habitat stabilizes competitive mouse lemur coexistence in Menabe Central, Western Madagascar. BMC Ecology 15(7), 1-15, doi: 10.1186/s12898-015-0040-1

publications 2014

Accatino, F., Sabatier, R., De Michele, C., Ward, D., Meyer, K.M. & Wiegand, K. (2014) Robustness and management adaptability in tropical rangelands: a viability-based assessment under the non-equilibrium paradigm. Animal 8, 1272-1281.

Chisholm, R.A. and co-authors including Punchi-Manage, R. (2014) Temporal variability of forest communities: empirical estimates of population change in 4000 tree species. Ecology Letters 17, 855-865. doi: 10.1111/ele.12296

Getzin, S., Nuske, R., Wiegand, K. (2014) Using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to quantify spatial gap patterns in forests. Remote Sensing 6, 6988-7004.

Hartig, F., Dislich, C., Wiegand, T. & Huth, A. (2014) Technical Note: Approximate Bayesian parameterization of a process-based tropical forest model. Biogeosciences 11, 1261-1272

v. Lüpke, N., Saborowski, J. (2014) Combining double sampling for stratification and cluster sampling to a three-level sampling design for continuous forest inventories. European Journal of Forest Research, 133, 89-100. doi: 10.1007/s10342-013-0743-9

Meyer, K.M., Soldaat, L.L., Auge, H. & Thulke, H.-H. (2014) Adaptive and selective seed abortion reveals complex conditional decision making in plants. American Naturalist 183, 376-383, doi: 10.1086/675063.

Nguyen, H., Wiegand, K. & Getzin, S. (2014) Spatial distributions of tropical tree species in northern Vietnam under environmentally variable site conditions. Journal of Forestry Research 25, 257-268.

Nguyen, H., Wiegand, K. & Getzin, S. (2014) Spatial patterns and demographics of Streblus macrophyllus trees in a tropical evergreen forest, Vietnam. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 26, 309-319.

Pe'er, G., Mihoub, J.-B., Dislich, C., Matsinos, Y. (2014) Towards a different attitude to uncertainty. Nature Conservation, 8, 95-114

Punchi-Manage, R, Wiegand, T., Wiegand, K., Getzin, S., Gunatilleke, S. & Gunatilleke, I.A.U.N. (2014) Effect of spatial processes and topography on structuring species assemblages in a Sri Lankan dipterocarp forest. Ecology, 95, 376-386.

Réjou-Méchain, M. and co-authors including Punchi-Manage, R. (2014) Local spatial structure of forest biomass and its consequences for remote sensing of carbon stocks, Biogeosciences Discuss., 11, 5711-5742, doi:10.5194/bgd-11-5711-2014.

Ritter, T. & Saborowski, J. (2014) Efficient integration of a deadwood inventory into an existing forest inventory carried out as two-phase sampling for stratification. Forestry, 87(4), 571-581.

Saefken B., Kneib T., Van Waveren C.-S. and Greven S. (2014) A unifying upproach to the estimation of the conditional Akaike information in generalized linear mixed models. Electronic Journal of Statistics 8, 201-225. doi:10.1214/14-EJS881.

publications 2013

Bauling, S., Saborowski, J., Rühe , F. (2013) Schätzung der Rotwilddichte (Cervus elaphus L.) im Solling mit der Age-at-Harvest-Methode. Forstarchiv, 84, 13-23. doi: 10.4432/0300-4112-84-13

Bauling, S., Saborowski, J., Rühe , F. (2013) Das Rotwild (Cervus elaphus L.) im Solling: Dynamik, Produktivität, Mortalität und Struktur von 1981 bis 1991. Forstarchiv, 84, 131-143. doi: 10.4432/0300-4112-84-131

Byun, J.G., Lee, W.K., Kim, M., Kwak, D.A., Kwak, H., Park, T., Byun, W.H., Son, Y., Choi, J.K., Lee, Y.J., Saborowski, J., Chung, D.J., Jung, J.H. (2013) Radial growth response of Pinus densiflora and Quercus spp. top topographic and climatic factors in South Korea. Journal of Plant Ecology 6(5): 380-392. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtt001

Chisholm, R.A. and co-authors including Punchi-Manage, R. (2013) Scale-dependent relationships between tree species richness and ecosystem function in forests. Journal of Ecology, 101, 1214-1224. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12132

Gossner, M.M., Getzin, S., Lange, M., Pašali E., Türke, M., Wiegand, K. & Weisser, W.W. (2013) The importance of heterogeneity revisited from a multiscale and multitaxa approach. Biological Conservation 166, 212-220.

Hol, W.H.G., de Boer, W., Termorshuizen, A.J., Meyer, K.M., Schneider, J.H.M., van der Putten, W.H. & van Dam, N.M. (2013) Heterodera schachtii nematodes interfere with aphid-plant relations on Brassica oleracea. Journal of Chemical Ecology 39, 1193-1293

Husmann, K., Saborowski, J., Hapla, F. (2013) Ursachenanalyse der Ringschäle bei Edelkastanie (Castanea sativa [Mill.]) in Rheinland-Pfalz. Forstarchiv 84, 107-118. doi: 10.4432/0300-4112-84-107

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

Punchi-Manage, R., Getzin, S., Wiegand, T., Rajapandian, K., Gunatilleke, S., and Gunatilleke, I.A.U.N., Wiegand, K. & Huth, A. (2013) Effects of topography on structuring local species assemblages in a Sri Lankan mixed dipterocarp forest. Journal of Ecology, 101, 149-160.

Ritter, T., Nothdurft, A., Saborowski, J. (2013) Correcting the nondetection bias of angle count sampling. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 43, 344-354.

Ritter, T., Saborowski, J.(2013) Probleme der Präzisionsschätzung beim Point Transect Sampling von Totholz. In: Deutscher Verband Forstlicher Forschungsanstalten, Sektion Forstliche Biometrie und Informatik - Die Grüne Reihe (ISSN 1860-4064) 23: 107-122.

Sabatier, R., Meyer, K.M., Wiegand, K. & Clough, Y. (2013) Non-linear effects of pesticide application on biodiversity-driven ecosystem services and disservices in a cacao agroecosystem: a modeling study. Basic and Applied Ecology, 14, 115-125.

Sabatier R, Meyer KM, Wiegand K (2013) Production and Robustness of a Cacao Agroecosystem: Effects of Two Contrasting Types of Management Strategies. PLOS ONE, 8(12): e80352.

Schumacher W, Trein L, Esser D.S. (2013) Biodiversität von Magerrasen, Wiesen und Weiden am Beispiel der Eifel - Erhaltung und Förderung durch integrative Nutzung. Berichte der Reinhold-Tüxen-Gesellschaft 25, 56-71.

Ward, D., Wiegand, K., Getzin, S. (2013) Walter’s two-layer hypothesis revisited – back to the roots! Oecologia, 172, 617-630.

Wiegand, K. (2013) How Species Interact – Altering the Standard View on Trophic Ecology, R. Arditi, L. Ginzburg. Oxford University Press, Oxford (2012). 192 pp., £40.00, ISBN: 978-0-19-991383-1. Basic and Applied Ecology, 14, 366-367.

publications 2012

Getzin, S., Wiegand, K. & Schoning, I. (2012) Assessing biodiversity in forests using very high-resolution images and unmanned aerial vehicles. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3, 397-404. [MEE Blog]

Kwak, H., Lee, W., Saborowski, J., Lee, S., Won, M., Koo, K., Lee, M., Kim, S. (2012) Estimating the spatial pattern of human-caused forest fires using a generalized linear mixed model with spatial autocorrelation in South Korea. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 26(9), 1589-1602. doi: 10.1080/13658816.2011.642799.

Meyer, K.M. & Leveau, J.H.J. (2012) Microbiology of the phyllosphere: a playground for testing ecological concepts. Oecologia 168, 621-629.

Meyer, K.M., Vos, M., Mooij, W.M., Hol, W.H.G., Termorshuizen, A.J. & van der Putten, W.H.G. (2012) Testing the paradox of enrichment along a land use gradient in a multitrophic aboveground and belowground community. PLoS One 7,

Nothdurft, A., Wolf, T., Ringeler, A., Böhner, J., Saborowski, J. (2012) Spatio-temporal prediction of site index based on forest inventories and climate change scenarios. Forest Ecology and Management 279: 97-111, doi: 10.1016/J.foreco.2012.05.018.

Ritter, T., Saborowski, J. (2012) Point transect sampling of deadwood: a comparison with well-established sampling techniques for the estimation of volume and carbon storage in managed forests. European Journal of Forest Research, 131, 1845-1856. doi: 10.1007/s10342-012-0637-2.

Sabatier R, Doyen L, Tichit M (2012) Action versus result-oriented schemes in a grassland agroecosystem: A dynamic modelling approach. PLOS ONE, 7(4): e33257.

Scherber, C., Lavandero, B., Meyer, K.M.M., Perovic, D., Visser, U., Wiegand, K. & Tscharntke, T. (2012) Scale effects in biodiversity and biological control: methods and statistical analysis. Biodiversity and insect pests: key issues for sustainable management (ed. by G.M. Gurr, S.D. Wratten, W.E. Snyder and D.M.Y. Read), 123-138. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

v. Lüpke, N., Hansen, J., Saborowski, J. (2012) A three-phase sampling procedure for continuous forest inventory with partial remeasurement and updating of terrestrial sample plots. European Journal of Forest Research, 131(6), 1979-1990. doi: 10.1007/s10342-012-0648-z.

publications 2011

Choi, S., Lee, W.-K., Kwak, D. A., Lee, S., Son, Y., Lim, J. H. & Saborowski, J. (2011) Predicting forest cover changes in future climate using hydrological and thermal indices in Korea. Climate Research 49(4), 229-245, DOI: 10.3354/cr01026.

Getzin, S., Worbes, M., Wiegand, T. & Wiegand, K. (2011) Size dominance regulates tree spacing more than competition within height classes in tropical Cameroon. Journal of Tropical Ecology 27, 93-102.

Hol, W.H.G., Meyer, K.M. & van der Putten, W.H. (2011) Idiosyncrasy in ecology - What's in a word? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9, 431-433.

Rodriguez-Perez, J., Wiegand, K. & Ward, D. (2011) Interaction between ungulates and bruchid beetles and its effect on Acacia trees: modeling the costs and benefits of seed dispersal to plant demography. Oecologia 167, 97-105.

Schleicher, J., Meyer, K.M., Wiegand, K., Schurr, F. & Ward, D. (2011) Disentangling facilitation and seed dispersal from environmental heterogeneity as mechanisms generating associations between savanna plants. Journal of Vegetation Science 22, 1038–1048.

Schleicher, J., Wiegand, K. & Ward, D. (2011) Changes of woody plant interaction and spatial distribution between rocky and sandy soil areas in a semi-arid savanna, South Africa. Journal of Arid Environments, 75, 270-278.

Sungho Choi, Woo-Kyun Lee, Doo-Ahn Kwak, Sangchul Lee, Yowhan Son, Jong-Hwan Lim, Saborowski, J. (2011) Predicting forest cover changes in future climate using hydrological and thermal indices in South Korea. Climate Research, Vol. 49: 229–245

v. Lüpke, N., Nagel, J., Saborowski, J. (2011) Zusammengesetzte Schätzer für periodische Waldinventuren. In: Deutscher Verband Forstlicher Forschungsanstalten, Sektion Forstliche Biometrie und Informatik - 22. Tagung, 13-21.

publications 2010

Brinker, M., Brosche, M., Vinocur, B., Abo-Ogiala, A., Fayyaz, P., Janz, D., Ottow, E.A., Cullmann, A.D., Saborowski, J., Kangasjärvi, J., Altman, A., Polle, A. (2010) Linking the Salt Transcriptome with Physiological Responses of a Salt-Resistant Populus Species as a Strategy to Identify Genes Important for Stress Acclimation. Plant Physiology 154: 1697-1709.

Cullmann, A. D., Saborowski, J. (2010) Conditional versus unconditional mean squared prediction errors for gaussian processes with constant but unknown mean. Environmetrics 21, 541-548.

Djomo, A.N., Ibrahima, A., Saborowski, J, Gravenhorst, G. (2010) Allometric equations for biomass estimations in Cameroon and pan moist tropical equations including biomass data from Africa. Forest Ecology and Management 260(10), 1873-1885.

Hol, W.H.G., de Boer, W., Termorshuizen, A.J., Meyer, K.M., Schneider, J.H.M., van Dam, N.M., van Veen, J.A. & van der Putten, W.H. (2010) Reduction of rare soil microbes modifies plant-herbivore interactions. Ecology Letters 13, 292-301.

Meyer, K.M., Jopp, F., Münkemüller, T., Reuter, H. & Schiffers, K. (2010) Crossing scales in ecology. Special Feature. Basic and Applied Ecology, 11, 561-562.

Meyer, K.M., Schiffers, K., Münkemüller, T., Schädler, M,.Calabrese, J.M., Basset, A., Breulmann, M., Duquesne, S., Hidding, B,.Huth, A., Schöb, C. & van de Voorde, T.F.J. (2010) Predicting population and community dynamics - the type of aggregation matters. Basic and Applied Ecology, 11, 563-571.

Meyer, K.M., Wiegand, K. & Ward, D. (2010) Spatially explicit modelling of savanna processes. In: Hill, M.J. & Hanan, M.P. (eds) Ecosystem Function in Savannas: Measurement and Modeling at Landscape to Global Scales. Taylor & Francis.

Moustakas A., Wiegand, K., Meyer, K.M., Ward,D. & Sankaran M. (2010) Learning new tricks from old trees: revisiting the savanna question. Frontiers of Biogeography 2, 47-53.

Nothdurft, A., Saborowski, J. , Nuske, R., Stoyan, D. (2010) Density estimation based on k-tree sampling and point pattern reconstruction. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40(5), 953-967.

Ritter, T., Saborowski, J. (2010) Effiziente Totholzinventuren mit Point Transect Sampling - Projektvorstellung, Methodenvergleich und erste Zwischenergebnisse. In: Deutscher Verband Forstlicher Forschungsanstalten, Sektion Forstliche Biometrie und Informatik - 21. Tagung, 23-30.

Saborowski, J. , Marx, A., Nagel, J., Böckmann, T. (2010) Double sampling for stratification in periodic inventories – infinite population approach. Forest Ecology and Management 260, 1886-1895.

Sher. A.A., Wiegand, K. & Ward, D. (2010) Do Acacia and Tamarix compete for water in the Negev desert? Journal of Arid Environments 74, 338-343.

publications 2009

Meyer, K.M., Mooij, W.M., Vos, M., Hol, W.H.G., van der Putten, W.H. (2009) The power of simulating experiments. Ecological Modelling 220, 2594-2597.

Meyer, K.M., Vos, M., Mooij, W.M., Hol, W.H.G., Termorshuizen, A.J., Vet, L.E.M. & van der Putten, W.H. (2009) Quantifying the impact of above- and belowground higher trophic levels on plant and herbivore performance by modeling. Oikos 118, 981-990.

Meyer, K.M., Wiegand, K. & Ward, D. (2009) Patch dynamics integrate mechanisms for savanna tree-grass coexistence. Basic and Applied Ecology 10, 491-499.

Moustakas, A., Sakkos, K., Wiegand, K., Ward, D., Meyer, K.M. & Eisinger, D. (2009) Are savannas patch-dynamic systems? A landscape model. Ecological Modelling 220, 3576-3588.

Nothdurft, A., Borchers, J., Niggemeyer, P., Saborowski, J. ; Kändler, G. (2009) Eine Folgeaufnahme einer Betriebsinventur als zweiphasige Stichprobe zur Stratifizierung. Allg. Forst und Jagdzeitung 7/8, 133-140.

Nothdurft, A., Hradetzky, J., Schöpfer, W., Saborowski, J. , Nuske, R. (2009) Dichteschätzung für N-Baum-Stichproben durch Reproduktion von Baumartenverteilungsmustern. In: Deutscher Verband Forstlicher Forschungsanstalten, Sektion Forstliche Biometrie und Informatik - 20. Tagung, K. Römisch, A. Nothdurft, U. Wunn (Hrsg.), 117-121.

Nothdurft, A., Saborowski, J. , Breidenbach, J. (2009) Spatial prediction of forest stand variables. European Journal of Forest Research 128(3), 241-251.

Nuske, R., Sprauer, S., Saborowski, J. (2009) Adapting the pair-correlation function for analysing the spatial distribution of canopy gaps. Forest Ecology and Management 259(1), 107-116.

Plašil, P., Ksinsik, M., Seelig, J., Lanwert, D., Saborowski, J. , Schütz, S. (2009) Computer-based online identification programme for forest relevant insects. Mitt. Dtsch. Ges. allg. angew. Ent. 17, 167-171.

Rodriguez, C. & Wiegand, K. (2009) Evaluating the trade-off between machinery efficiency and loss of biodiversity-friendly habitats in arable landscapes: the role of field size. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 129, 361-366.

Thiele, J. C., Nuske, R., Ahrends, B., Saborowski, J. (2009) Entwicklung eines Entscheidungsunterstützungssystems für die Waldbewirtschaftung unter sich ändernden Klimabedingungen. In: Klimaschutz und Anpassung an die Klimafolgen, M. Mahammadzadeh, H. Biebeler, H. Bardt (Hrsg.), Institut der deutschen Wirtschaft Köln Medien GmbH, 303-310.

Van der Putten, W.H., Bardgett, R.D., de Ruiter, P.C., Hol, W.H.G., Meyer, K.M., Bezemer, T.M., Bradford, M.A., Christensen, S., Eppinga, M.B., Fukami, T., Hemerik, L., Molofsky, J., Schädler, M., Scherber, C., Strauss, S.Y., Vos, M. & Wardle, D.A. (2009) Empirical and theoretical challenges in aboveground-belowground ecology. Oecologia 161, 1–14.

Visser, U., Wiegand, K., Grimm, V. & Johst, K. (2009) Conservation biocontrol in fragmented landscapes: persistence and parasitation in a host-parasitoid model. Open Ecology Journal 2, 52-61.

publications 2008

Eisinger, D. & Wiegand, K. (2008) SERGE: A spatially-explicit generator of local rainfall in southern Africa. South African Journal of Science 104, 37-42.

Getzin, S., Wiegand, K., Schumacher, J. & Gougeon, F.A. (2008) Scale-dependent competition at the stand level assessed from crown areas. Forest Ecology and Management 255, 2478-2485.

Getzin, S., Wiegand, T., Wiegand, K. & He, F. (2008) Heterogeneity influences spatial patterns and demographics in forest stands. Journal of Ecology 96, 807-820.

Meyer, K.M., Ward, D., Wiegand, K. & Moustakas, A. (2008) Multi-proxy evidence for competition between savanna woody species. Perspectives in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 10, 63-72.

Moustakas, A., Wiegand, K., Getzin, S., Ward, D., Meyer, K.M., Guenther, M.& Mueller, K.-H. (2008) Spacing patterns of an Acacia tree in the Kalahari over a 61-year period: how clumped becomes regular and vice versa. Acta Oecologica 33, 355-364.

Rodríguez, C., Johst,K. & Bustamante, J. (2008) Parental versus offspring control on food division within the brood: the role of hatching asynchrony. Oikos 117, 719-728.

Wiegand, K., Saltz, D., Ward, D. & Levin, S.A. (2008) The role of size inequality in self-thinning: a pattern-oriented simulation model for arid savannas. Ecological Modelling 210, 431-445.

Wiegand, T., Wiegand, K. & Pütz, S. (2008) Ecological models: Grassland models. In: Jorgenson SE & Fath BD (ed.) Encyclopedia of Ecology, Elsevier, Oxford, 1754-1765.

Wiegand, T., Wiegand, K. & Pütz, S. (2008) Ecological models: Grazing. In: Jorgenson SE & Fath BD (ed.) Encyclopedia of Ecology, Elsevier, Oxford, 1773-1782.

publications 2007

Aguayo, M., Azocar, G., Wiegand, T., Wiegand, K. & Vega, C. (2007) Revealing driving forces of mid-cities urban growth patterns using spatial modeling: A case study of Los Ángeles (Chile). Ecology and Society 12(1):13.

Getzin, S. (2007) Structural Fire Effects in the World’s Savannas. A Synthesis for Biodiversity and Land-Use Managers. VDM Verlag, Saarbrücken. Book-ISBN: 978-3-8364-3664-9 Pick It! .

Getzin, S. & Wiegand, K. (2007) Asymmetric tree growth at the stand level: Random crown patterns and the response to slope. Forest Ecology and Management 242, 165-174.

Meyer, K.M., Wiegand, K., Ward, D. & Moustakas, A. (2007) Determining patch size. African Journal of Ecology, OnlineEarly.

Meyer, K.M., Wiegand, K., Ward, D. & Moustakas, A. (2007) SATCHMO: A spatial simulation model of growth, competition, and mortality in cycling savanna patches. Ecological Modelling 209, 377-391.

Meyer, K.M., Wiegand, K., Ward, D. & Moustakas, A. (2007) The rhythm of savanna patch-dynamics. Journal of Ecology 95, 1306-1315.

Ordiz A., Rodríguez C., Naves J, Fernández A., Huber D., Kaczensky P., Mertens A., Mertzanis Y., Mustoni A., Palazón S., Quenette P.Y., Rauer G. and Swenson J.E (2007): Distance-based criteria to identify minimum number of brown bear females with cubs in Europe. Ursus 18(2), 158-167.

Rodríguez, C., Naves, J., Fernández-Gil A., Obeso J.R., and Delibes M. (2007) Long-term trends in food habits of a relict brown bear population in northern Spain: the influence of climate and local factor. Environmental Conservation 34, 36-44.

Rodríguez, C. & Peris, S.J. (2007) Habitat associations of small mammals in farmed landscapes: implications for agri-environmental schemes. Animal Biology 57, 301-314.

publications 2006

Getzin, S. (2006) Analysis of hierarchical structures in forest stands using detailed spatial statistics. Ph.D. thesis

Getzin, S., Dean, C., He, F., Trofymow, J.A., Wiegand, K. & Wiegand, T. (2006) Spatial patterns and competition of tree species in a Douglas-fir chronosequence on Vancouver Island. Ecography, 29, 671-682.

Meyer, K.M. (2006) Cyclical succession in semi-arid savannas revealed with a spatial simulation model. Ph.D. thesis

Moustakas, A. (2006) Long-term vegetation dynamics of African savannas at a landscape level. Ph.D. thesis

Moustakas, A., Guenther, M., Wiegand, K., Mueller, K.-H., Ward, D., Meyer, K. M. & Jeltsch, F. 2006. Long-term mortality patterns of the deep-rooted Acacia erioloba: The middle class shall die! Journal of Vegetation Science 17, 473-480.

Pfeifer, M., Wiegand, K., Heinrich, W. & Jetschke, G. (2006) Long-term demographic fluctuations in an orchid speciesdriven by weather: implications for conservation planning, Journal of Applied Ecology, 43, 313-324.

Wiegand, K., Saltz, D. & Ward, D. (2006) A patch dynamics approach to savanna dynamics and woody plant encroachment - Insights from an arid savanna. Perspectives in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 7, 229-242.

publications 2005

Getzin, S. (2005) The suitability of the degradation gradient method in arid Namibia. African Journal of Ecology, 43, 340-351.

Meyer, K.M., Ward, D., Moustakas, A. & Wiegand, K. (2005) Big is not better: small Acacia mellifera shrubs are more vital after fire. African Journal of Ecology 43, 131-136.

Wiegand, K., Ward, D. & Saltz, D. (2005) Multi-scale patterns and bush encroachment in an arid savanna with a shallow soil layer. Journal of Vegetation Science, 16, 311-320.

publications 2004

Chesson, P., Gebauer, R.L.E., Sher, A., Schwinning, S., Wiegand, K., Ernest, M.S.K., Huntley, N., Novoplansky, A. & Weltzin, J.F. (2004) Resource pulses, species interactions and diversity maintenance in arid and semi-arid environments. Oecologia, 141, 236 - 253.

Henle, K, Sarre, S. & Wiegand, K. (2004) The role of density regulation in extinction processes and population viability analysis. Biodiversity and Conservation 13: 9-52.

Wiegand, K., Jeltsch, F. & Ward, D. (2004) Minimum recruitment frequency in plants with episodic recruitment. Oecologia, 141, 363 - 372.

publications 2002

Chave, J., Wiegand, K. & Levin,S.A. (2002) Spatial and biological aspects of reserve design. Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 7, 115-122.

Wiegand, K., Henle, K. & Sarre, S. (2002) Extinction and spatial structure in simulation models. Conservation Biology, 16, 117-128.

publications 2001

Wiegand, K.,Sarre, S., Henle, K., Stephan, T., Wissel, C. & Brandl, R. (2001) Demographic stochasticity does not predict persistence of gecko populations. Ecological Applications 11, 1738–1749.

publications 2000

Becker, T. & Getzin, S. (2000) The fairy circles of Kaokoland (North-West Namibia) - origin, distribution, and characteristics. Basic and Applied Ecology 1: 149-159.

Wiegand, K., Jeltsch, F. & Ward, D. (2000) Do spatial effects play a role in the spatial distribution of desert dwelling Acacia raddiana? Journal of Vegetation Science 11, 473-484.

Wiegand, K., Schmidt, H., Jeltsch, F. & Ward, D. (2000) Linking a spatially-explicit model of Acacias to GIS and remotely sensed data. Folia Geobotanica 35, 211-230.

Wiegand, K., Ward, D., Thulke, H.-H. & Jeltsch, F. (2000) From snap-shot information to long-term population dynamics of Acacias by a simulation model. Plant Ecology 150, 97-114.

publications 1999

Wiegand, K., Jeltsch, F. & Ward, D. (1999) Analysis of the population dynamics of Acacia trees in the Negev desert, Israel with a spatially-explicit computer simulation model. Ecological Modelling 117, 203-224.

publications 1998

Wiegand, K., Jeltsch, F. & Ward, D. (1998) Untersuchungen zur Auswirkung von Straßen auf das Überleben der Akazien im Negev. Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie 28, 499-506.

publications 1996

Wiegand, K., Brandl, R., Henle, K., Sarre, S., Stephan, T. & Wissel, C. (1996) Extinctions in habitat remnants: lessons from a specialized gecko species. Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie 26, 489-494.

Universität Göttingen


Prof. Dr. Kerstin Wiegand
Department of Ecosystem Modelling
University of Göttingen

Büsgenweg 4
37077 Göttingen, Germany
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