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  • Saiz H, Neuenkamp L, Penone C, Birkhofer K, Blüthgen N, Boch S, Bonkowski M, Buscot F, Felipe-Lucía M, Fiore-Donno A-M, Fischer M, Freitag M, Godoy O, Goldmann K, Gossner M, Hamer U, Hölzel N, Jung K, Kandeler E, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Leimer S, Marhan S, Oelmann Y, Overmann J, Prati D, Renner S, Rillig M, Seibold S, Schloter M, Schöning I, Sikorski J, Socher S, Solly E, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stempfhuber B, Westpha C, Wilcke W, Wubet T, Wurst S, Allan E (2022) Land use intensification results in abrupt transitions between contrasting grassland states. Authorea Preprints


  • Safaei M, Kleinebecker T, Weis M, Große-Stoltenberg A (2024) Tracking effects of extreme drought on coniferous forests from space using Dynamic Habitat Indices. Heliyon 10: e27864 []
  • Neyret M, Le Provost G, Boesing AL, Schneider FD, Baulechner D, Bergmann J, de Vries F, Fiore-Donno AM, Geisen S, Goldmann K, Merges A, Saifutdinov RA, Simons NK, Tobias JA, Zaitsev AS, Gossner MM, Jung K, Kandeler E, Krauss J, Penone C, Schloter M, Schulz S, Staab M, Wolters V, Apostolakis A, Birkhofer K, Boch S, Boeddinghaus RS, Bolliger R, Bonkowski M, Buscot F, Dumack K, Fischer M, Gan HY, Heinze J, Hölzel N, John K, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Marhan S, Müller J, Renner SC, Rillig M, Schenk NV, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Seibold S, Socher S, Solly EF, Teuscher M, van Kleunen M, Wubet T, Manning P (2024) A fast-slow trait continuum at the level of entire. Nature Communications 15: 1251 [doi: 10.1038/s41467-024-45113-5]
  • Pichon N, Cappelli S, Soliveres S, Manall T, Nwe TZ, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Vincent H, Allan E (2024) Context-dependency in biodiversity-multifunctionality relationships is driven by nitrogen availability and plant functional composition Ecology Letters 27: e14361 []


  • Eckstein, LR, Welk, E, Klinger, YP, Lennartson, T, Wissmann, J, Ludewig, K, Hansen W, Ramula S (2023) Biological Flora of Central Europe - Lupinus polyphyllus Lindl. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics. [doi: 10.1016/j.ppees.2022.125715]
  • Freitag M, Hölzel N, Neuenkamp L, van der Plas F, Manning P, Abrahão A, Bergmann J, Boeddinghaus R, Bolliger R, Hamer U, Kandeler E, Kleinebecker T, Knorr K-H, Marhan S, Neyret M, Prati D, Le Provost G, Saiz H, van Kleunen M, Schäfer D, Klaus VH (2023) Increasing plant species richness by seeding has marginal effects on ecosystem functioning in agricultural grasslands. Journal of Ecology 111: 1968-1984 [doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.14154]
  • Golicz K, Piepho HP, Minarsch EML, Niether W, Große-Stoltenberg A, Oldeland J, Breuer L, Gattinger A, Jacobs S (2023) Highlighting the potential of multilevel statistical models for analysis of individual agroforestry systems. Agroforestry Systems. doi: 10.1007/s10457-023-00871-x
  • Gómez Mateus AM, Domptail S, Magiera A, Waldhardt R (2023) How landscape characteristics in a heterogeneous oil palm plantation mitigate pest abundance: a case study from Mapiripán, Colombia. Forest Ecology and Management 540: 121061.
  • Große-Stoltenberg A, Lizarazo I, Brundu G, Paiva Gonçalves V, Prado Osco L, Masemola C, Müllerová J, Werner C, Kotze I, Oldeland J (2023): Remote sensing of invasive wattles: state of the art and future perspectives. In Richardson D, Le Roux JJ, Marchante E (Eds.) Wattles – Australian Acacia species around the world. CABI, Wallingford, pp. 474-496.
  • Klinger, YP, Eckstein, RL, Kleinebecker, T (2023) iPhenology – using open-access citizen science photos to track plant phenology at continental scale. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 14: 1424-1431 [doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.14114]
  • Le Provost G, Schenk NV, Penone C, Thiele J, Westphal C, Allan E, Ayasse M, Blüthgen N, Böddinghaus RS, Bösing AL, Bolliger R, Busch V, Fischer M, Gossner MM, Hölzel N, Jung K, Kandeler E, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Leimer S, Marhan S, Morris K, Müller S, Neff F, Neyret M, Oelmann Y, Perović DJ, Peter S, Prati D, Rillig MC, Saiz H, Schäfer D, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schloter M, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Steckel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tschapka M, Vogt J, Weiner C, Weisser WW, Wells K, Werner M, Wilcke W, Manning P (2023) The supply of multiple ecosystem services requires biodiversity across spatial scales. Nature Ecology & Evolution 7: 236–249 [doi: 10.1038/s41559-022-01918-5]
  • Müllerová J, Brundu G, Große-Stoltenberg A, Kattenborn T, Richardson DM (2023) Pattern to process, research to practice - remote sensing of plant invasions. Biological Invasions. doi: 10.1007/s10530-023-03150-z 
  • Neff F, Prati D, Achury R, Ambarli 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 (accepted) Reduction of invertebrate herbivory by land use is only partly explained by changes in plant and insect characteristics. Ecological Monographs 93: 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 6: 391-402 (doi: 10.1038/s41893-022-01045-w)
  • Safaei M, Kleinebecker T, Große-Stoltenberg A (2023) Potential of the satellite-based Dynamic Habitat Index (DHI) to capture changes in soil properties and drought conditions across Land Use/ Land Cover types. Geocarto International 38: 2292162 []
  • Safaei M, Bashari H, Kleinebecker T, Fakheran S, Jafari R, Große-Stoltenberg A (2023) Mapping terrestrial ecosystem health in drylands: Comparison of field-based information with remotely sensed data at watershed level. Landscape Ecology 38: 705-724 [doi: 10.1007/s10980-022-01454-4]
  • Sommer L, Castro Campos, B, Harvolk-Schöning S, Donath TW, Kleinebecker T, Klinger Y (2023) Practitioner knowledge on grassland restoration – bridging the knowledge gap to science. Global Ecology and Conservation 47, e02638 [doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2023.e02638]
  • Sommer L, Klinger YP, Donath TW, Kleinebecker T, Harvolk-Schöning S (2023) Long-term success of floodplain meadow restoration on species-poor grassland. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10: 1061484 [doi: 10.3389/fevo.2022.1061484]



  • Felipe-Lucia M, Soliveres S, Penone C, Fischer M, Ammer C, Boch S, Boeddinghaus RS, Bonkowski M, Buscot F, Fiore-Donno AM, Frank K, Goldmann K, Gossner MM, Hölzel N, Jochum M, Kandeler E, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Leimer S, Manning P, Oelmann Y, Saiz H, Schall P, Schloter M, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Solly EF, Stempfhuber B, Weiser WW, Wilcke W, Wubet T, Allan E (2021) Land-use intensity alters biodiversity - ecosystem function - service networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 117: 28140-28149
  • Freitag, M, Klaus VH, Bolliger R, Hamer U, Kleinebecker T, Prati D, Schäfer D, Hölzel N (2021) Restoration of plant diversity in permanent grassland by seeding: assessing the limiting factors along land-use gradients. Journal of Applied Ecology 58 (8):1681-1692
  • Golicz K, Ghazaryan G, Niether W, Wartenberg AC, Breuer L, Gattinger A, Jacobs SR, Kleinebecker T, Weckenbrock P, Große-Stoltenberg A (2021) The Role of Small Woody Landscape Features and Agroforestry Systems for National Carbon Budgeting in Germany. Land 10: 1028
  • Klinger YP, Eckstein RL, Hansen W, Kleinebecker T, Otte A, Ludewig K (2021) Mowing machinery and migratory sheep herds are complementary dispersal vectors for grassland species. Applied Vegetation Science 24 (2): e1257
  • Kraft P, Rezaei EE, Breuer L, Ewert F, Große‐Stoltenberg A, Kleinebecker T, Seserman D‐M, Nendel C (2021) Modelling Agroforestry’s Contributions to People — A Review of Available Models. Agronomy 11: 2106
  • Kwon T, Shibata H, Kepfer-Rojas S, Schmidt IK, Larsen KS, Beier C, Berg B, Verheyen K, Lamarque J-F, Hagedorn F, Eisenhauer N, Djukic I, TeaComposition Network (among others: Kleinebecker T) (2021) Effects of Climate and Atmospheric Nitrogen Deposition on Early to Mid-Term Stage Litter Decomposition Across Biomes. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 4: 678480
  • Le Provost G, Thiele J, Westphal C, Penone C, Allan E, Neyret M, van der Plas F, Ayasse M, Bardgett RD, Birkhofer K, Boch S, Bonkowski M, Buscot F, Feldhaar H, Gaulton R, Goldmann K,. Gossner MM, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Krauss J, Renner S, Scherreiks P, Sikorski J, Baulechner D, Blüthgen N, Bolliger R, Börschig C, Busch V, Chisté M, Fiore-Donno AM, Fischer M, Arndt H, Hoelzel N, Jung K, Lange M, Marzini C, Overmann J, Paŝalić E, PerovićDJ, Prati D, Schäfer D, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Sonnemann I, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tschapka M, Türke M, Vogt J, Wehner K, Weiner C, Weisser WW, Werner M, Wolters V, Wubet T, Wurst S, Manning P (2021) Contrasting responses of above- and belowground diversity to multiple components of land-use intensity. Nature Communications 12: 3918
  • Neff F, Prati D, Achury R, Ambarli D, Ammer C, Bolliger R, Brändle M, Hölzel N, Kleinebecker T, Schäfer D, Schall P, Seibold S, Staab M, 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 (20): eabf3985
  • Neyret M, Fischer M, Allan E, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Krauss J, Le Provost G, Peter S, Schenk S, Simons NK, van der Plas F, Binkenstein J, Börshig C, Jung K, Prati D, Schäfer M, Schäfer D, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Tschapka M, Westphal C, Manning P (2021) Assessing the impacts of landscape management on grassland multifunctionality in Germany. Ecosystem Services 52: 101366
  • Oelmann Y, Lange M, Leimer S, Roscher C, Aburto F, Alt F, Bange N, Berner D, Boch S, Boeddinghaus R, Buscot F, Dassen S, De Deyn G, Eisenhauer N, Gleixner G, Goldmann K, Hölzel N, Jochum M, Kandeler E, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Le Provost G, Manning P, Marhan S, Prati D, Schäferfer D, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Schurig E, Wagg C, Wubet T, Wilcke W (2021) Above- and belowground biodiversity jointly tighten the P cycle in agricultural grasslands. Nature Communications 12: 4431
  • Schindler M, Schäfer F, Donath TW, Ludewig K (2021) No evidence for flooding stress memory in saplings of eight hardwood floodplain forest species. Plant Ecology 222: 469–483
  • Schindler M, Donath TW, Terwei A, Ludewig K (2021) Effects of flooding duration on the occurrence of three hardwood floodplain forest species inside and outside a dike relocation area at the Elbe River. Hydrobiologia. DOI: 10.1002/iroh.202002078
  • Wollny JT, Bergmann W, Otte A, Harvolk-Schöning S (2021) River regulation intensity matters: Riverbank vegetation is characterized by more typical riverbank plant species with increasing distance from weirs. Ecological Engineering 159: 106082


  • Baibagyssov A, Thevs N, Nurtazin S, Waldhardt R, Beckmann V, Salmurzauly R, 2020: Biomass Resources of Phragmites australis in Kazakhstan: Historical Developments, Utilization, and Prospects. Resources 9: 74 
  • Cârlan I, Haase D, Große-Stoltenberg A, Sandric I (2020) Mapping heat and traffic stress of urban park vegetation based on satellite imagery - A comparison of Bucharest, Romania and Leipzig, Germany. Urban Ecosystems 23: 363-377
  • Cârlan I, Bogdan-Andrei M, Nistor C, Große-Stoltenberg A (2020) Identifying urban vegetation stress factors based on open access remote sensing imagery and field observations. Ecological Informatics 55: 101032
  • Harvolk-Schöning S, Michalska-Hejduk D, Harnisch M, Otte A, Donath TW, accepted: Floodplain meadow restoration revisited: Long-term success of large scale application of diaspore transfer with plant material in restoration practice. Biological Conservation 241: 108322
  • Jochum M, Fischer M, Isbell F, Roscher C, van der Plas F, Boch S, Boenisch G, Buchmann N, Catford JA, Cavender-Bares J, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Gleixner G, Hölzel N, Kattge J, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Lange M, Le Provost G, Meyer ST, Molina-Venegas R, Mommer L, Oelmann Y, Penone C, Prati D, Reich PB, Rindisbacher A, Schäfer D, Scheu S, Schmid B, Tilman D, Tscharntke T, Vogel A, Wagg C, Weigelt A, Weisser, WW, Wilcke W, Manning P (2020). The results of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiments are realistic. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4: 1485–1494
  • Klaus VH, Friedritz L, Hamer U, Kleinebecker T (2020) Drought boosts risk of nitrate leaching from grassland fertilisation. Science of the Total Environment 726: 137877
  • Lozano V, Marzialette F, Carranza ML, Chapman D, Branquart E, Dološ K, Große-Stoltenberg A, Fiori M, Capece P, Brundu G (2020) Modelling Acacia saligna invasion in a large Mediterranean island using PAB factors: a tool for implementing the European legislation on invasive species. Ecological Indicators 116: 106516
  • Pichon N, Cappelli S, Soliveres S, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Allan E (2020) Decomposition disentangled: a test of the multiple mechanisms by which nitrogen enrichment alters litter decomposition. Functional Ecology 34 (7), 1485-1496
  • Schindler M, Jungmann L, Donath TW, Ludewig K (2020) Influence of flooding duration and aeration on saplings of ten hardwood floodplain forest species. PLoS One 15:e0234936
  • Tedoradze G, Nakhutsrishvili G, Seip M, Theissen T, Waldhardt R, Otte A, Magiera A, 2020: Terrain impacts the composition of the persistent soil seed bank: A case study of steep high mountain grasslands in the Greater Caucasus, Georgia. Phytocoenologia 50(1): 47 - 63.


  • Asdonk M, Lenzewski N, Jensen K, Ludewig K (2019) Diversity decrease due to loss of tidal influence at the Dove Elbe River between 1951 and 2016. Flora 258: 151438

  • Boeddinghaus R, Marhan S, Berner D, Boch S, Fischer M, Hoelzel N, Kattge J, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Oelmann Y, Prati D, Schäfer D, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Sorkau E, Kandeler E, Manning P (2019) Plant functional trait shifts explain concurrent changes in the structure and function of grassland soil microbial communities. Journal of Ecology. Journal of Ecology 107: 2197–2210

  • Busch V, Klaus VH, Schäfer D, Prati D, Boch S, Müller J, Christé M, Mody K, Blüthgen N, Fischer M, Hölzel N, Kleinebecker T (2019) Will I stay or will I go? Plant species specific response and tolerance to high land-use intensity in temperate grassland ecosystems.  Journal of Vegetation Science 30: 674-686

  • Gattringer JP*, Maier N*, Breuer L, Otte A, Donath TW, Kraft P, Harvolk-Schöning S (2019) Modelling of rare flood meadow species distribution by a combined habitat surface water–groundwater model. Ecohydrology 12: e2122
  • Klinger YP, Harvolk-Schöning S, Eckstein RL, Hansen W, Otte A, Ludewig K (2019) Applying landscape structure analysis to assess the spatio-temporal distribution of an invasive legume in the Rhön UNESCO Biosphere Reserve Biological Invasions 21: 2735-49

  • Korell L, Sandner T, Matthies D, Ludewig K (2019) Effects of drought and N-level on the interactions of the root-hemiparasite Rhinanthus alectorolophus with a combination of three hosts. Plant Biology 22: 84-92

  • Münchberger W, Knorr KH, Blodau C, Pancotto VA, Kleinebecker T (2019) Zero to moderate methane emissions in a densely rooted, pristine Patagonian bog – biogeochemical controls as revealed from isotopic evidence. Biogeosciences 16: 541-559
  • Schäfer D, Klaus V, Kleinebecker T, Boeddinghaus R, Hinderling J, Kandeler E, Marhan S, Nowak S, Sonnemann I, Wurst S, Fischer M, Hölzel N, Hamer U, Prati D (2019) Recovery of ecosystem functions after experimental disturbance in 73 grasslands differing in land-use intensity, plant species richness and community composition. Journal of Ecology 107: 2635-2649
  • Seibert R, Grünhage L, Müller C, Otte A & Donath TW (2019) Raised atmospheric CO2 levels affect soil seed bank composition of temperate grasslands. Journal of Vegetation Science 30: 86-97
  • Theissen T, Aurbacher J, Bedoshvili D, Felix-Henningsen P, Hanauer T, Hüller S, Kalandadze B, Leonhäuser IU, Magiera A, Otte A, Shavgulidze R, Tedoradze G, Waldhardt R (2019) Modelling Environmental and Socio-Economic Resources at the Landscape Level – Potentials for Sustainable Land Use in the Georgian Greater Caucasus. Journal of Environmental Management 232: 310-320
  • Theissen T, Otte A, Waldhardt R (2019) Land-use change related to topographic gradients in high-mountains – a case study in the upper watershed of the Tergi (Kazbegi region), Greater Caucasus. European Countryside 11: 317-340
  • Tischer A, Sehl L, Meyer U-N, Kleinebecker T, Klaus VH, Hamer U (2019) Land-use intensity shapes kinetics of extracellular enzymes in rhizosphere soil of agricultural grassland plant species. Plant and Soil 437: 215-239
  • van der Plas F, Allan E, Fischer M, Alt F, Arndt H, Binkenstein J, Blaser S, Blüthgen N, Böhm S, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinbecker T, Morris EK, Oelmann Y, Prati D, Renner S, Rillig MC, Schaefer HM, Schloter M, Schmitt B, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Solly E, Sorkau E, Steckel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stempfhuber B, Tschapka M, Weiner CN, Weisser WW, Werner M, Westphal C, Wilcke W, Manning P (2019) Towards the development of general rules describing landscape heterogeneity-multifunctionality relationships. Journal of Applied Ecology 56: 168-179
  • Vogt J, Gockel S, Hemp A, Lilienthal M, Schumacher U, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Lorenzen K, Simons NK, Ayasse M, Both S, Heinze J, Prati D, Gossner MM, Kalko E, Lauterbach R, Otto N, Wiesner K, Blüthgen N, Fischer M, Hölzel N, Weisser WW (2019) Eleven years´ data of grassland management in Germany. Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e36387

  • Wollny J. T, Otte A, Harvolk-Schöning S (2019) Riparian plant species composition alternates between species from standing and flowing water bodies - results of field studies upstream and downstream of weirs along the German rivers Lahn and Fulda. Ecological Engineering 139: 105576
  • Wollny J T, Otte  A, Harvolk-Schöning S (2019) Dominance of competitors in riparian species composition along constructed banks of the German rivers Main and Danube. Ecological Engineering 127: 324-337, DOI:
  • Xu F, Harvolk-Schöning S, Horchler PJ, Ludewig K, Otte A (2019) Factors determining the distribution pattern of floodplain vegetation remnants along the Upper Danube River between Straubing and Vilshofen. Tuexenia 39: 75-100


  • Busch V, Klaus VH, Penone C, Schäfer D, Boch S, Prati D, Müller J, Socher S, Niinemets Ü, Peñuelas J, Hölzel N, Fischer M, Kleinebecker T (2018) Nutrient stoichiometry and land use rather than species richness determine plant functional diversity. Ecology and Evolution 8 (1): 601–616
  • Djukic I, Kepfer-Rojas S, Schmidt IK, Larsen KS, Beier C, Berg B, Verheyend K, TeaComposition (among others: Busch V, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T) (2018) Early stage litter decomposition across biomes. Science of the Total Environment 628-629: 1369-1394
  • Gattringer JP, Ludewig K, Harvolk-Schöning S, Donath TW, Otte A (2018) Interaction of depth and duration matters: Flooding tolerance of twelve floodplain meadow species Plant Ecology 219: 973-984
  • Große-Stoltenberg A, Hellmann C, Thiele J, Werner C, Oldeland J(2018) Early detection of GPP-related regime shifts after plant invasion by integrating imaging spectroscopy with airborne LiDAR. Remote Sensing of Environment 209: 780-792.
  • Große-Stoltenberg A, Hellmann C, Thiele J, Oldeland J, Werner C (2018) Invasive acacias differ from native dune species in the hyperspectral/ biochemical trait space. Journal of Vegetation Science 29: 325-335
  • Hansen W, Magiera A, Theissen T, Waldhardt R, Otte A (2018) Analyzing Betula litwinowii shrub encroachment and reforestation in the Kazbegi region, Greater Caucasus, Georgia. Journal of Vegetation Science 29: 110-123
  • Heer N, Klimmek F, Zwahlen C, Fischer M, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Prati D, Boch S (2018) Hemiparasite-density effects on grassland plant diversity, composition and biomass. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 32: 22-29
  • Klaus VH, Hoever CJ, Fischer M, Hamer U, Kleinebecker T, Mertens D, Schäfer D, Prati D, Hölzel N (2018) Contribution of the soil seed bank to the restoration of temperate grasslands by mechanical sward disturbance. Restoration Ecology 28: 114-122
  • Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Busch V, Fischer M, Hölzel N, Nowak S, Prati D, Schäfer D, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Hamer U (2018) Land use intensity, rather than plant species richness, affects the leaching risk of multiple nutrients from permanent grasslands . Global Change Biology 24 (7): 2828-2840
  • Klaus VH, Schäfer D, Prati D, Busch V, Hamer U, Hoever CJ, Kleinebecker T, Mertens D, Fischer M, Hölzel N (2018) Effects of mowing, grazing and fertilization on soil seed banks in temperate grasslands in Central Europe. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 256: 211-217
  • Kleinebecker T, Busch V, Hölzel N, Hamer U, Schäfer D, Prati D, Fischer M, Hemp A, Lauterbach R, Klaus VH (2018) And the winner is … ! A test of simple predictors of plant species richness in agricultural grasslands. Ecological Indicators 87: 296-301
  • Leimer S, Bischoff S, Boch S, Busch V, Escher P, Fischer M, Hänsel F, Hölzel N, Kerber K, VH Klaus, Kleinebecker T, Michalzik B, Nauss T, Schäfer D, Schöning I, Schwarz MT, Siemens J, Thieme L, Wöllauer S, Wilcke W (2018) Does plant diversity affect the water balance of established grassland systems? Ecohydrology 11 (4): e1945
  • Loydi A, Eckstein RL, Gebauer T, Ludewig K, Otte A, Reisdorff C, Jensen K, Donath TW (2018) Opposite effects of litter and hemiparasites on a dominant grass under different water regimes and competition levels - Plant Ecology, 219: 133–144.
  • Ludewig K, Hanke JM, Wuthe B, Eckstein RL, Mosner E, Otte A, Donath TW (2018) Differential effect of drought regimes on the seedling performance of six floodplain grassland species. Plant Biology
  • Magiera A, Feilhauer H, Waldhardt R, Wiesmair M, Otte A (2018) Mapping plant functional groups in subalpine grassland of the Greater Caucasus. Mountain Research and Development 38(1): 63-72
  • Sorkau E, Boch S, Boeddinghaus RS, Bonkowski M, Fischer M, Kandeler E, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Marhan S, Müller J, Prati D, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Weinert J, Oelmann Y (2018) The role of soil chemical properties, land use and plant diversity for microbial phosphorus in forest and grassland soils. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 181 (2): 185-197
  • Volk XK, Gattringer JP, Otte A, Harvolk-Schöning S (2018) Connectivity analysis as a tool for assessing restoration success. Landscape Ecology 33(3): 371-387