Dr. Luitgard Schwendenmann

Refereed Journals

Schwendenmann, L., Dierick, D., Köhler, M. & Hölscher, D. Can deuterium tracing be used for reliably estimating water use of tropical trees and bamboo? Tree Physiology 30, 886-900.

Köhler, M., Schwendenmann, L. & Hölscher, D., 2010. Throughfall reduction in a cacao agroforest: tree water use and soil water budgeting. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 150, 1079-1089.

Moser G., Leuschner, Ch., Hertel, D., Hölscher, D., Köhler, M., Leitner, D., Michalzik, B., Prihastanti, E., Tjitrosemito, S., & Schwendenmann, L., 2010. The response of cocoa trees (Theobroma cacao) to a 13-month desiccation period in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Agroforestry Systems 79, 171-187.

Pendall, E., Schwendenmann, L., Rahn, T., Miller, J.B., Tans, P.P. & White, J.W.C., 2010. Land use and season affect fluxes of CO2, CH4, CO, N2O, H2 and isotopic source signatures in Panama: evidence from nocturnal boundary layer profiles. Global Change Biology 16, 2721–2736.

Kunert, N., Schwendenmann, L. & Hölscher, D., 2010. Seasonal dynamics of tree sap flux and water use in nine species in Panamanian forest plantations. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 150, 411-419.

Schwendenmann, L., Veldkamp, E., Moser, G., Hölscher, D., Köhler, M., Clough,Y., Anas, I., Djajakirana, G., Erasmi, S., Hertel, D., Leitner, D., Leuschner, C., 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 Biology 16, 1515-1530.

Oxmann, J., Pham, H., Schwendenmann, L., Stellman, J., Lara, R., 2010. Mangrove reforestation in Vietnam: The effect of sediment physicochemical properties on nutrient cycling. Plant and Soil 326, 225-241.

Köhler, M., Dierick, D., Schwendenmann, L. & Hölscher, D., 2009. Water use characteristics of cacao and Gliricidia trees in an agroforest in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. Ecohydrology 2: 520-529.

Vandecar KL., Lawrence D., Wood T., Oberbauer SF., Das, R., Tully, K., Schwendenmann, L., 2009. Biotic and abiotic controls on diurnal fluctuations in labile soil phosphorus in a wet tropical forest, Ecology 90, 2547-2555

Derwisch, S., Schwendenmann, L., Olschewski, R., Hölscher, D., 2009. Estimation and economic evaluation of aboveground carbon storage of Tectona grandis plantations in western Panama. New Forests 37, 227-240.

Oxmann, J., Schwendenmann, L., Lara, R., 2009. Interactions among phosphorus, pH and Eh in reforested mangroves, Vietnam: a three-dimensional spatial analysis. Biogeochemistry 96, 73-85.

Schwendenmann L, Pendall E (2008): Response of soil organic matter dynamics to conversion from tropical forest to grassland as determined by long-term incubation. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 44:1053–1062.

González-Tagle MA, Schwendenmann L, Schulz R, Jiménez-Perez J (2008): Forest structure and woody plant species composition along a fire chronosequence in mixed pine-oak forest in the Sierra Madre Oriental, Northeast Mexico. Forest Ecology and Management 256, 161-167.

González-Tagle MA, Schwendenmann L, Jiménez-Perez J, Himmelsbach W (2007): Reconstrucción del historial de incendios y estructura forestal en bosques mixtos de pino-encino en la Sierra Madre Oriental. Madera y Bosques 13, 51-63

Doff Sotta E, Veldkamp E, Schwendenmann L, Rocha Guimarães B, Keila Paixão R, de Lourdes P Ruivo M, da Costa ACL, Meir P (2007): Effects of an induced drought on soil CO2 efflux and soil CO2 production in an Eastern Amazonian rainforest, Brazil. Global Change Biology 13, 2218-2229

Kleber M, Schwendenmann L, Veldkamp E, Rößner J, Jahn J (2007): Halloysite versus gibbsite: silicon cycling as a pedogenetic process in two lowland neotropical rain forest soils of La Selva, Costa Rica. Geoderma 138, Issues 1-2, 1-11

Schwendenmann L, Pendall E (2006): Effects of forest conversion into grassland on soil aggregate structure and carbon storage in Central Panama: evidence from soil carbon fractionation and stable isotopes. Plant and Soil, 288, 217-232

Schwendenmann L, Riecke R, Lara R (2006): Solute dynamics in a North Brazilian mangrove: the influence of sediment permeability and freshwater input. Wetlands Ecology and Management 14, 463-475

Schwendenmann L, Veldkamp E (2006): Long-term CO2 production from deeply weathered soils of a tropical rain forest: evidence for a potential positive feedback to climate warming. Global Change Biology 12, 1878-1893

Schwendenmann L, Veldkamp E (2005): The role of dissolved organic carbon, dissolved organic nitrogen and dissolved inorganic nitrogen in a tropical wet forest ecosystem. Ecosystems 8, 339-351 Abstract

Schwendenmann L, Veldkamp E, Brenes T, O’Brien JJ, Mackensen J (2003): Spatial and temporal variation in soil CO2 efflux in an old-growth neotropical rain forest, La Selva, Costa Rica. Biogeochemistry 64, 111-128 Abstract

Veldkamp E, Becker A, Schwendenmann L, Clark DA, Schulte-Bisping H (2003): Substantial labile carbon stocks and microbial activity in deeply weathered soils below a tropical wet forest. Global Change Biology 9, 1171-1184 Abstract

Schwendenmann L (2000): Soil properties of boreal riparian plant communities in relation to natural succession and clear-cutting, Peace River Lowlands, Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution 122: 449-467

Book contributions

Dierick, D., Kunert, N., Köhler, M., Schwendenmann, L. & Hölscher, D., 2010. Comparison of tree water use characteristics in reforestation and agroforestry stands across the tropics. In: T. Tscharntke, Ch. Leuschner, E. Veldkamp, H. Faust, E. Guhardja, A. Bidin (eds.) Tropical Rainforests and Agroforests under Global Change. Springer, Berlin, pp 293-308.

Schwendenmann L, Pendall E, Potvin P (2007): Surface soil organic carbon pools, mineralization and CO2 efflux rates under different land-use types in Central Panama. In: Tscharntke T, Leuschner Ch, Zeller M, Guhardja E, Bidin, A. (eds) The stability of tropical rainforest margins: Linking ecological, economic and social constraints of land use and conservation. Springer, Berlin, pp 109-131


Schwendenmann L (2002). Below-ground carbon dynamics as a function of climate variability in a neotropical rain forest. Dissertation. Berichte des Forschungszentrums Waldökosysteme der Universität Göttingen, Reihe A, Band 184, 152 pp

Schwendenmann L (1998). Tidal and seasonal variations of soil and water properties in a Brazilian mangrove ecosystem. Master Thesis. University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Schwendenmann L (1996). Soil properties and nutrient status of undisturbed and logged forest communities in the Peace River Lowlands, Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada (in German), University of Applied Sciences, Bingen, Germany