Tierökologie (Scheu)

Supervised PhD theses

Current


  • "Relationship between tree diversity and the structure of decomposer communities" (Verena Eißfeller)
  • "The soil animal food web in beech forests: effects of forest management on trophic structure as indicated by molecular gut content analysis" (Bernhard Eitzinger)
  • "The soil animal food web in beech forests: effects of forest management on trophic structure as indicated by fatty acid analysis" (Olga Ferlian)
  • "Effects of fungal feeding animal consumers (Collembola) on rhizosphere interactions and oak performance" (Marcel Graf)
  • "The role of above- and belowground resources of trees of different diversity for the decomposer system" (Diana Grubert)
  • "Use of molecular markers for opening the nematode-based food-chain of temperate deciduous forests" (Kerstin Heidemann)
  • "The soil animal food web in beech forests: effects of forest management on trophic structure as indicated by stable isotope analysis" (Bernhard Klarner)
  • "The role of plant diversity for the promotion of bacterial communities responsible for soil suppressiveness against phytopathogens" (Ellen Latz)
  • "The decomposer food web of montane meadow systems differeing in diversity and fertilization" (Kathleen Lemanski)
  • "The functioning of the decomposer system along an altitudinal gradient of tropical rain forests in southern Ecuador" (Franca Marian)
  • "Plant diversity and structure of the soil fauna community in a grassland diversity gradient" (Britta Merkel)
  • "Generalist predators in the food web of a meadow – forest transect" (Katja Oelbermann)
  • "Structure of food webs of rice fields and the role of generalist predators as antagonists of insect pest species" (Nico Radermacher)
  • "Oribatid mites (Oribatida, Acari) in tropical montane rainforest: altitudinal gradient and response to resource manipulations" (Dorothee Sandmann)
  • "Functioning of the decomposer system in a grasslang diversity gradient" (Tanja Strecker)
  • "Phylogeography of sexual and parthenogenetic Collembola species" (Helge von Salzwedel)
  • "Flux of carbon into the decomposer food web assessed by 13CO2 pulse labeling of trees" (Sarah Zieger)


  • 2011
  • "Plant species and global change agents as driving factors of rhizosphere processes and soil nematode communities" (Simone Cesarz); with Matthias Schaefer
  • "Community structure, trophic ecology and reproductive mode of oribatid mites (Oribatida, Acari) in forest ecosystems" (Georgia Erdmann)
  • "Compartmentalization and energy channels within the soil animal food web investigated by stable isotope and fatty acid analyses" (Melanie Pollierer)
  • "Collembola in a plant diversity gradient: Interactions between the aboveground and belowground system" (Alexander Sabais)
  • "Modelling of sexual reproduction in a world of diverse resources in short supply" (Yixian Song); with Barbara Drossel (Darmstadt)


  • 2010

  • "Phylogeography in sexual and parthenogenetic European Oribatida" (Martin Rosenberger)
  • "The role of fungal secondary metabolites in Collembola ― fungi interactions" (Swantje Staaden)

  • 2009

  • "Parthenogenesis and sexuality in oribatid mites – Phylogeny, mitochondrial genome structure and resource dependence" (Katja Domes-Wehner)
  • "Importance of biotic interactions for the fitness and activity of rhizosphere biocontrol pseudomonads" (Alexandre Jousset)
  • "Evolutionary processes in oribatid mites at different scales in time as indicated by molecular markers" (Marina Schäfer)


  • 2008

  • "Earthworms in a plant diversity gradient: direct and indirect effects on plant competition and establishment" (Nico Eisenhauer)
  • "Plant-microbe interactions alter the allocation of carbon in barley (Hordeum vulgare)" (Gunnar Henkes)
  • "Complementary function of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi and protozoa in nitrogen acquisition of plants (Plantago lanceolata)" (Robert Koller)
  • "Testate amoebae in tropical montane rainforest: altitudinal gradient and response to resource manipulations" (Valentyna Krashevska)
  • "Interactions in the rhizosphere: Plant responses to bacterivorous protozoa" (Kristin Krome)
  • "Interactions in the rhizosphere of Arabidopsis thaliana: Effects of protozoa on soil bacterial communities" (Katja Rosenberg)
  • "Artificial groundwater recharge in forests – soil fauna and microbiology" (Kirsten Schütz)
  • "Einfluss forstlicher Maßnahmen auf Raubmilben (Gamasinda, Acari) temperierter mitteleuropäischer Wälder" (Romuald Buryn)


  • 2007

  • "Organic farming and generalist predator communities: Implications for conservation biological control in agroecosystems" (Klaus Birkhofer)
  • "Regulation of soil organic matter dynamics and microbial activity by endogeic earthworms" (Olaf Butenschön)
  • "Trophic niche differentiation, sex ratio and phylogeography of European Collembola" (Masoumeh Chahartaghi-Abnieh)
  • "Decomposer – plant interactions: Effects of Collembola on plant performance and competitiveness" (Kerstin Endlweber)
  • "Structure and functioning of oribatid mite communities along an elevational gradient of tropical mountain rain forests" (Jens Illig)
  • "The role of detrital subsidies for biological control by generalist predators evaluated by molecular gut content analysis" (K. von Berg)


  • 2006
  • "Unravelling the structure of soil food webs: stable isotope, fatty acid and compound specific fatty acid analysis" (Dominique Haubert)


  • 2005
  • "The role of earthworms for plant performance and ecosystem functioning in a plant diversity gradient" (Alexandru Milcu)
  • "Feeding biology and diversity of oribatid mites (Oribatida, Acari)" (Katja Schneider)
  • "Regulation of wolf spider populations: The role of habitat structure, autochthonous and allochthonous prey" (Silke Rickers)


  • 2004

  • "Einfluss von Bodenamöben (Acanthamoeba castellanii Neff) aud das Wachstum von Pflanzen und die bakterielle Rhizosphärengemeinschaft" (Knut Kreuzer)
  • "Effects of earthworms on plant and herbivore performance" (Susanne Wurst)
  • "The macrofauna decomposer food web on differently managed pastureland" (Julia Seeber; gemeinsam mit Prof. Dr. E. Meyer, Innsbruck)
  • "Effects of earthworms on stabilisation and mobilisation of soil organic matter" (Sven Marhan)


  • 2003
  • "Genetic diversity and evolutionary age of parthenogenetic oribatid mites (Acari: Oribatida)" (Michael Heethoff)


  • 2001

  • "The effect of earthworm invasion on nutrient turnover, microorganisms and microarthropods in a Canadian aspen forest soil" (Sonja Migge)


  • 1997

  • "Hornmilben (Oribatida) in Buchenwäldern: Nahrungsbiologie und Einfluss auf Stoff-Flüsse" (Mark Maraun)


  • 1996

  • "Protozoen und Lumbriciden in einem Kalkbuchenwald: Untersuchungen zur Interaktion von Populationen der Bodenfauna und ihrer Wirkung auf Stoffdynamik und Pflanzenwachstum" (Michael Bonkowski)