Publications 2017 - 2023



Röll, A., T. Kang, P. Hahn, J. Ahongshangbam, F. Ellsäßer, Hendrayanto, P. Sharma, T. Wintz & D. Hölscher, 2023. Complex canopy structures control tree transpiration: a study based on 3D modeling in a tropical rainforest. Hydrological Processes. DOI: 10.1002/hyp.15045.

Cortés-Molino, Á., A. Valdés-Uribe, F. Ellsäßer, M. Bulusu, Hendrayanto, D. Hölscher & A. Röll, 2023. Combining UAV thermography, point cloud analysis and machine learning for assessing small-scale evapotranspiration patterns in a tropical rainforest. Ecohydrology, e2604.

Bulusu, M., F. Ellsäßer, C. Stiegler, I. Marques, Hendrayanto, A. Röll & D. Hölscher, 2023. UAV-based thermography reveals spatial and temporal variability of evapotranspiration from a tropical rainforest. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 6, 1232410.

Valdés-Uribe, A., D. Hölscher & A. Röll. ECOSTRESS reveals the importance of topography and forest structure for evapotranspiration from a tropical forest region of the Andes. Remote Sensing 15, 2985.

Montoya-Sánchez, V., H. Kreft, I. Arimond, J. Ballauff, D. Berkelmann, F. Brambach, R. Daniel, I. Grass, J. Hines, D. Hölscher, B. Irawan, A. Krause, A. Polle, A. Potapov, L. Sachsenmaier, S. Scheu, L. Sundawati, T. Tscharntke, D.C. Zemp, & N.R. Guerrero-Ramírez, 2023. Landscape heterogeneity and biotic interactions shape multi-taxa beta diversity in human-modified tropical landscapes. Communications Earth & Environment 4, 209.

Raveloaritiana, E., A. Wurz, K. Osen, M.R. Soazafy, I. Grass, D.A. Martin, C. Bemamy, H.L.T. Ranarijaona, C. Borgerson, H. Kreft, D. Hölscher, B. Rakouth & T. Tscharntke, 2023. Complementary ecosystem services from multiple land uses highlight the importance of tropical mosaic landscapes. Ambio, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13280-023-01888-3.

Li, K., I. Grass, D.C. Zemp, H. Lorenz, L. Sachsenmaier, F. Nurdiansyah, D. Hölscher, H. Kreft & T. Tscharntke, 2023. Tree identity and canopy openness mediate oil palm biodiversity enrichment effects on insect herbivory and pollination. Ecological Applications, https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2862

Dezbhan, A., P. Attarod, D. Hölscher & C.D. Holder, 2023. Spatial variability of throughfall in heavily fogged old-growth Fagus orientalis forests is controlled by fog precipitation and stand structural characteristics. Ecohydrology & Hydrobiology https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecohyd.2023.04.003.

Ye, C., Q. Zeng, K. Hu, D. Fang, D. Hölscher, H. Du, Y. Shi, Y. Zhou, F. Berninger, T. Mei & G. Zhou, 2023. Partitioning of respired CO2 in newly sprouted Moso bamboo culms. Frontiers in Plant Science 14, 1154232.

Zemp, D.C., N. Guerrero-Ramirez, F. Brambach, K. Darras, I. Grass, A. Potapov, A. Röll, I. Arimond, J. Ballauff, H. Behling, D. Berkelmann, S. Biagioni, D. Craven, R. Daniel, O. Gailing, F. Ellsäßer, R. Fardiansah, N. Hennings, B. Irawan, W. Khokthong, V. Krashevska, A. Krause, J. Kückes, K. Li, H. Lorenz, M. Maraun, M.S. Merk, C.C.M. Moura, G.B. Paterno, H. Dwinta Pebrianti, A. Polle, D. Ajeng Prameswari, L. Sachsenmaier, S. Scheu, D. Schneider, F. Setiajiati, C.A. Setyaningsih, L. Sundawati, T. Tscharntke, M. Wollni, D. Hölscher & H. Kreft, 2023. Tree islands enhance biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in oil palm landscapes. Nature https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-023-06086-5.

Wurz, A., T. Tscharntke, D. Martin, K. Osen, A. Rakotomalala, E. Raveloaritiana, F. Andrianisaina, S. Dröge, T. Fulgence, M.R. Soazafy, R. Andriafanomezantsoa, A. Andrianarimisa, F. Babarezoto, J. Barkmann, H. Hänke, D. Hölscher, H. Kreft, B. Rakouth, N.R. Guerrero-Ramírez, H. Ranarijaona, R. Randriamanantena, F. Ratsoavina, L. Raveloson & I. Grass, 2022. Win-win opportunities combining high yields with high multi-taxa biodiversity in tropical agroforestry. Nature Communications 13:4127.

Zeng, H. J. Wu, A.K. Singh, X. Zhu, W. Zhang, P. Hahn, D. Hölscher & W. Liu, 2022. Effect of intercrops complexity on water uptake patterns in rubber plantations: Evidence from stable isotopes (CHO) analysis. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 338, 108086.

Martin, D.A., R. Andriafanomezantsoa, F. Andrianisaina, H. Andriamaniraka, A. Andrianarimisa, J. Barkmann, S. Dröge, T.R. Fulgence, I. Grass, N. Guerrero-Ramirez, H. Hänke, D. Hölscher, K. Osen, A.A.N.A. Rakotomalala, B. Rakouth, H.L.T. Ranarijaona, R. Randriamanantena, F.M. Ratsoavina, L.H. Ravaomanarivo, J.M.E. Raveloaritiana, D. Schwab, M.R. Soazafy, T. Tscharntke, A. Wurz, D.C. Zemp & H. Kreft, 2022. Land-use trajectories for sustainable land system transformations: identifying leverage points in a global biodiversity hotspot. PNAS 119, e2107747119.

Osewold, J., Y. Korol, K. Osen, M.R. Soazafy, T. Rabemanantsoa, D.A. Martin, A. Wurz & D. Hölscher, 2022. Support trees in vanilla agroforests of Madagascar: diversity, composition and origin. Agroforestry Systems, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10457-022-00733-y.

Ali, A.A., Y. Fan, M.D. Corre, M.M. Kotowska, E. Hassler, A.N. Cahyo, F.E. Moyano, C. Stiegler, A. Röll, A. Meijide, A. Olchev, A. Ringeler, C. Leuschner, R. Ariani, T. June, S. Tarigan, H. Kreft, D. Hölscher, C. Xu, C.D. Koven, K. Dagon, R. Fisher, E. Veldkamp & A. Knohl, 2022. Implementing a new rubber plant functional type in the Community Land Model (CLM5) improves the accuracy of carbon and water flux estimation. Land 11, 183.

Mundre, R.N., R.M. Link, S.S. Paligi, D. Hertel, A. Röll, D. Hölscher & B. Schuldt, 2022. Variability in growth-determining hydraulic wood and leaf traits in Melia dubia across a steep water availability gradient in southern India. Forest Ecology and Management 505, 119875.

Röll, A., R.N. Mundre, R.M. Link, D. Hertel, B. Schuldt, S.L. Patil & D. Hölscher, 2021. Water availability controls the biomass increment of Melia dubia in South India. Forests 12, 1675.

Soazafy, M.R., K. Osen, J.M.E. Raveloaritiana, A. Wurz, D.A. Martin, H.L.T. Ranarijaona & D. Hölscher, 2021. Aboveground biomass carbon in Madagascar’s vanilla production landscape – exploring rehabilitation by agroforestry in the light of land-use history. Global Ecology and Conservation, e01853.

Guo, X., P. Shi, Ü. Niinemets, D. Hölscher, R. Wang, M. Liu, Y. Li, L. Dong & K.J. Niklas, 2021. “Diminishing returns” for leaves of five age-groups of Phyllostachys edulis culms. American Journal of Botany 108, 1662–1672.

Donfack, L.S., A. Röll, F. Ellsäßer, M. Ehbrecht, B. Irawan, D. Hölscher, A. Knohl, H. Kreft, L. Sundawati, C. Stiegler & D.C. Zemp, 2021. Microclimate and land surface temperature in a biodiversity enriched oil palm plantation. Forest Ecology and Management 497, 119480.

Poyatos, R. et al., 2021. Global transpiration data from sap flow measurements: the SAPFLUXNET database. Earth System Science Data 13, 2607–2649.

Li, Y., W. He, P. Zhao, T. Chen, L. Zhu, L. Ouyang, G. Ni & D. Hölscher, 2021. Leaf stoichiometry is synergistically-driven by climate, site, soil characteristics and phylogeny in karst areas, Southwest China. Biogeochemistry https://doi.org/10.1007/s10533-021-00826-3.

Korol, Y., W. Khokthong, C.D. Zemp, B. Irawan, H. Kreft & D. Hölscher, 2021. Scattered trees in an oil palm landscape: Density, size and distribution. Global Ecology and Conservation 28, e01688.

Ellsäßer, F., C. Stiegler, A. Röll, T. June, Hendrayanto, A. Knohl & D. Hölscher, 2021. Predicting evapotranspiration from drone-based thermography - a method comparison in a tropical oil palm plantation. Biogeosciences 18, 861-872.

Osen, K., M.R. Soazafy, D.A. Martin, A. Wurz, A. März, H.L.T. Ranarijaona & D. Hölscher, 2021. Land-use history determines stand structure and tree diversity in vanilla agroforests of northeastern Madagascar. Applied Vegetation Science http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/avsc.12563.

Kotowska, M.M., R.M. Link, A. Röll, D. Hertel, D. Hölscher, P.A.Waite, G. Moser, A. Tjoa, C. Leuschner & B. Schuldt, 2021. Effects of Wood Hydraulic Properties on Water Use and Productivity of Tropical Rainforest Trees. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 3, 598759.

Ellsäßer, F., A. Röll, J. Ahongshangbam, P.-A. Waite, Hendrayanto, B. Schuldt & D. Hölscher, 2020. Predicting tree sap flux and stomatal conductance from drone-recorded surface temperatures in a mixed agroforestry system – a machine learning approach. Remote Sensing 12, 4070.

Martin, D.A., A. Wurz, K. Osen, I. Grass, D. Hölscher, T. Rabemanantsoa, T. Tscharntke & H. Kreft, 2020. Tree rehabilitation in vanilla agroforests is yield neutral and may translate into landscape-scale canopy cover gains. Ecosystems. doi.org/10.1007/s10021-020-00586-5.

Martin, D.A., Andriafanomezantsoa, R., Dröge, S., Osen, K., Rakotomalala, E., Wurz, A., Andrianarimisa, A. & H. Kreft, 2020. Bird diversity and endemism along a land‐use gradient in Madagascar: The conservation value of vanilla agroforests. Biotropica. doi:10.1111/btp.12859.

Schwab, D., Wurz, A., Grass, I., Rakotomalala, A.A.N.A., Osen, K., Soazafy, M.R., Martin, D.A. & T. Tscharntke, T., 2020. Decreasing predation rates and shifting predator compositions along a land‐use gradient in Madagascar's vanilla landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology. doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13766.

Dröge, S., Martin, D.A., Andriafanomezantsoa, R., Burivalova, Z., Fulgence, T.R., Osen, K., Rakotomalala, E., Schwab, D., Wurz, A., Richter, T. & H. Kreft, 2021. Listening to a changing landscape: Acoustic indices reflect bird species richness and plot-scale vegetation structure across different land-use types in north-eastern Madagascar. Ecological Indicators, 120, 106929.

Liu, M., K. Niklas, Ü. Niinemets, D. Hölscher, L. Chen & P. Shi, 2020. Comparison of the scaling relationships of leaf biomass versus surface area between spring and summer for two deciduous tree species. Forests 11, 1010.

Merten, J., C. Stiegler, N. Hennings, E.S. Purnama, A. Röll, H. Agusta, M. Dippold, L. Fehrmann, D. Gunawan, D. Hölscher, A. Knohl, J. Kückes, F. Otten, D.C. Zemp & H. Faust, 2020. Flooding and land-use change in Jambi Province, Sumatra: integrating local knowledge and scientific inquiry. Ecology and Society 25, 14.

Martin, D.A., Osen, K., Grass, I., Hölscher, D., Tscharntke, T., Wurz, A. & H. Kreft, 2020. Land‐use history determines ecosystem services and conservation value in tropical agroforestry. Conservation Letters, 13(5), 33.

Ellsäßer, F., A. Röll, C. Stiegler, Hendrayanto & D. Hölscher, 2020. Introducing QWaterModel, a QGIS plugin for predicting evapotranspiration from land surface temperatures. Environmental Modelling & Software, 104739.

Mei, T., X. Liu, D. Fang, G. Zhou, C. Ye, P. Li, Y. Shi, H. Du, F. Berninger & D. Hölscher, 2020. Spring leafing phenology favors younger culms of Moso bamboo: aspects from water use relations. Frontiers in Plant Science 11, 550.

Grass, I., C. Kubitza, V.V. Krishna, M.D. Corre, O. Mußhoff, P. Pütz, J. Drescher, K. Rembold, E.S. Ariyanti, A.D. Barnes, N. Brinkmann, U. Brose, B. Brümmer, D. Buchori, R. Daniel, K.F.A. Darras, H. Faust, L. Fehrmann, J. Hein, N. Hennings, P. Hidayat, D. Hölscher, M. Jochum, A. Knohl, M.M. Kotowska, V. Krashevska, H. Kreft, C. Leuschner, N.J.S. Lobite, R. Panjaitan, A. Polle, A.M. Potapov, E. Purnama, M. Qaim, A. Röll, S. Scheu, D. Schneider, A. Tjoa, T. Tscharntke, E. Veldkamp & M. Wollni, 2020. Trade-offs between multifunctionality and profit in tropical smallholder landscapes. Nature Communications 11(1), 1186.

Meijide, A., C. de la Rua, T. Guillaume, A. Röll, E. Hassler, C. Stiegler, A. Tjoa, T. June, M.D. Corre, E. Veldkamp & A. Knohl, 2020. Measured greenhouse gas budgets challenge emission savings from palm-oil biodiesel. Nature Communications 11(1), 1089.

Shi, P., Ü. Niinemets, Cang Hui, K.J. Niklas, Xiaojing Yu & D. Hölscher, 2020. Leaf bilateral symmetry and scaling of perimeter vs. surface area in 15 vine species. Forests 11, 246.

Ahongshangbam J., A. Röll, F. Ellsäßer, Hendrayanto & D. Hölscher, 2020. Airborne tree crown detection for predicting spatial heterogeneity of canopy transpiration in a tropical rainforest. Remote Sensing 12, 651.

Shi, P., H.K. Preisler, B.K. Quinn, J. Zhao, W. Huang, A. Röll, X. Cheng, H. Li & D. Hölscher, 2020. Precipitation is the most crucial factor determining the distribution of moso bamboo in Mainland China. Global Ecology and Conservation, e00924.

Lin, S., K.J. Niklas, Y. Wan, D. Hölscher, C. Hui, Y. Ding & P. Shi, 2020. Leaf shape influences the scaling of leaf dry mass vs. area: a test case using bamboos. Annals of Forest Science 77: 11.

Darras, K.F.A., M.D. Corre, G. Formaglio, A. Tjoa, A. Potapov, F. Brambach, K.T. Sibhatu, I. Grass, T. Tscharntke, A. Angulo Rubiano, D. Buchori, J. Drescher, R. Fardiansah, D. Hölscher, B. Irawan, T. Kneib, V. Krashevska, A. Krause, H. Kreft, K. Li, M. Maraun, A. Polle, A.R. Ryadin, K. Rembold, S. Scheu, S. Tarigan, A. Valdés-Uribe, S. Yadi & E. Veldkamp, 2019. Reducing fertilizer and avoiding herbicides in oil palm plantations - ecological and economic valuations. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 2, 65.

Mei, T., D. Fang, A. Röll & D. Hölscher, 2019. Water circulation in bamboos assessed with deuterium tracing. Forests 10, 623.

Zemp, D.C., M. Ehbrecht, D. Seidel, C. Ammer, D. Craven, J. Erkelenz, B. Irawan, L. Sundawati, D. Hölscher & H. Kreft, 2019. Mixed-species tree plantings enhance stand structural complexity in oil palm plantations. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 283, 106564.

Fang, D., T. Mei, A. Röll & D. Hölscher, 2019. Water transfer between bamboo culms in the period of sprouting. Frontiers in Plant Science 10, 786.

Ahongshangbam J., W. Khokthong, F. Ellsäßer, Hendrayanto, D. Hölscher & A. Röll, 2019. Drone-based photogrammetry-derived crown metrics for predicting tree and oil palm water use. Ecohydrology, doi.org/10.1002/eco.2115.

Graefe, S., D. Fang & P. Butz, 2019. Water residence times in trees of a neotropical dry forest. Trees 33, 1225-1231.

Zemp, C.D., A. Gérard, D. Hölscher, C. Ammer, B. Irawan, L. Sundawati, M. Teuscher & H. Kreft, 2019. Tree performance in a biodiversity enrichment experiment in an oil-palm landscape. Journal of Applied Ecology 283, 106564.

Seidel, D., P. Annighöfer, M. Stiers, D.C. Zemp, K. Burkardt, M. Ehbrecht, K. Willim, H. Kreft, D. Hölscher & C. Ammer, 2019. How a measure of tree structural complexity relates to architectural benefit-to-cost ratio, light availability and growth of trees. Ecology and Evolution 9, 7134–7142.

Röll, A., F. Niu, A. Meijide, J. Ahongshangbam, M. Ehbrecht, T. Guillaume, D. Gunawan, A. Hardanto, Hendrayanto, D. Hertel, M. Kotowska, H. Kreft, Y. Kuzyakov, C. Leuschner, M. Nomura, A. Polle, K. Rembold, J. Sahner, D. Seidel, D.C. Zemp, A. Knohl & D. Hölscher, 2019. Transpiration on the rebound in lowland Sumatra. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 274, 160-171.

Sarmiento-Soler, A., P. Vaast, M.P. Hoffmann, R.P. Rötter, L. Jassogne, P.J.A. van Asten & S. Graefe, 2019. Water use of Coffea arabica in open versus shaded systems under smallholder’s farm conditions in Eastern Uganda. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 266, 231-242.

Khokthong, W., C.D. Zemp, B. Irawan, L. Sundawati, H. Kreft & D. Hölscher, 2019. Drone-based assessment of canopy cover for analyzing tree mortality in an oil palm agroforest. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 2, 12.

Hombegowda, H.C., M. Köhler, A. Röll & D. Hölscher, 2020. Tree species and size influence soil water partitioning in coffee agroforestry. Agroforestry Systems 94, 137-149.

Fan, Y., A. Meijide, D.M. Lawrence, O. Roupsard, K.M. Carlson, H.Y. Chen, A. Röll, F. Niu & A. Knohl, 2019. Reconciling canopy interception parameterization and rainfall forcing frequency in the community land model for simulating evapotranspiration of rainforests and oil palm plantations in Indonesia. Journal in Advances of Modeling Earth Systems 11, 732-751.

Dao, T.H.H., Hölscher, D., 2018. Impact of non-timber forest product use on the tree community in north-western Vietnam. Forests 9, 431.

Butz, P., Hölscher, D., Cueva, E., Graefe, S., 2018. Tree water use patterns as influended by phenology in a dry forest of southern Ecuador. Frontiers in Plant Science 9, 945.

Wanger, T.C., Hölscher, D., Veldkamp, E., Tscharntke, T., 2018. Cocoa production: Monocultures are not the solution to climate adaptation—Response to Abdulai et al. 2017. Global change biology 24 (2), 561-562.

Mei, T., Fang, D., Röll, A., Hölscher, D., 2018. The influence of bamboo culm water content on sap flux measurements with thermal dissipation probes: observations and modeling. Trees 32 (2), 441-451.

Abdulai, I., Jassogne, L., Graefe, S., Asare, R., Van Asten, P., Läderach, P., Vaast, P., 2018. Characterization of cocoa production, income diversification and shade tree management along a climate gradient in Ghana. PloS one 13 (4), e0195777.

Abou Rajab, Y., Hölscher, D., Leuschner, C., Barus, H., Tjoa, A., Hertel, D., 2018. Effects of shade tree cover and diversity on root system structure and dynamics in cacao agroforests: the role of root competition and space partitioning. Plant and Soil DOI: 10.1007/s11104-017-3456-x.

Abdulai, I., Vaast, P., Hoffmann, M., Asare, R., Jassogne, L., Van Asten, P., Rötter, R., Graefe, S., 2018. Cocoa agroforestry is less resilient to sub-optimal and extreme climate than cocoa in full sun. Global Change Biology DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13885.

Thoms, R., Köhler, M., Gessler, A., Gleixner, G., 2017. Above and below ground carbohydrate allocation differs between ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) and beech (Fagus sylvatica L.). PLoS One, 12(9): e0184247.

Dao T.H.H., Hölscher, D, 2017. Fujian cypress and two other threatened tree species across conservation zones of a nature reserve in north-western Vietnam. Forest Ecosystems 4, 29.

Niu, F., Röll, A., Meijide, A., Hendrayanto, Hölscher, D., 2017. Rubber tree transpiration in the lowlands of Sumatra. Ecohydrology 2017;e1882.

Hardanto, A., Röll, A., Hendrayanto, Hölscher, D., 2017. Tree soil water uptake and transpiration in mono-cultural and jungle rubber stands of Sumatra. Forest Ecology and Management 397, 67-77.

Hardanto, A., Röll, A., Niu, F., Meijide, A., Hendrayanto, Hölscher, D., 2017. Oil palm and rubber tree water use patterns - effects of topography and flooding. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 452.

Meijide, A., Röll, A., Yuanchao Fan, Herbst, M., Niu, F.R., Tiedemann, F., June, T., Rauf, A., Hölscher, D., Knohl, A., 2017. Controls of water and energy fluxes in oil palm plantations: environmental variables and oil palm age. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 239, 71-85.

Graefe, S., Meyer-Sand, L.F., Chauvette, K., Abdulai, I., Jassogne, L., Vaast, P., Asare, R., 2017. Evaluating farmers' knowledge of shade trees in different cocoa agro-ecological zones in Ghana. Human Ecology 45(3), 321-332.

Butz, P., Raffelsbauer, V., Graefe, S., Peters, T., Cueva, E., Hölscher, D., Bräuning, A., 2017. Tree responses to moisture fluctuations in a tropical dry forest as potential climate change indicators. Ecological Indicators http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind. 2016.11.021.

Gérard, A., Wollni, M., Hölscher, D., Irawan, B., Sundawati, L., Teuscher, T., Kreft, H., 2017. Oil palm yields in diversified plantations: Initial results from a biodiversity enrichment experiment in Sumatra, Indonesia. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 240, 253-260.