German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

EIE paper club

Our EIE paper club is mandatory for all PhD, Master and Bachelor students doing a thesis with us. It is still open to anyone that wants to participate, but if you are doing a thesis with us you are supposed to participate in the discussion. This discussion will only happen once a month and it is going to be moderated by one of our Postdocs. The idea here is not to present a paper to you but rather to discuss it in a constructive way. Different Postdocs will also have different approaches and integrate discussions in different ways which will also enrich your skill set.

These paper club discussions will happen on the first Wednesday of the month at 2:30pm online, in person, or hybrid as indicated by the respected Postdoc. Three weeks before, the Postdoc responsible for that specific month will send the relevant paper(s) for discussion. You can always read more papers on the topic so we can have a more lively discussion.


Last discussed papers

02 November 2022
Topic: Mycorrhizal dominance reduces local tree species diversity across US forests
Moderator: Olga Ferlian

05 October 2022
Topic: Pathways for cross-boundary effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning
Moderator: Christian Ristok

07 September 2022

Topic: Contrasting responses of above- and belowground diversity to multiple components of land-use intensity
Moderator: Simone Cesarz

August 2022
Summer break­

­­06 July 2022
Topic: Maps have an air of authority (1) - implications for nature conservation (2)
Moderator: Carlos Guerra


      07 December 2022

      Topic: Soil carbon storage informed by particulate and mineral-associated organic matter
      Moderator: Gerrit Angst

        04 January 2023
        Topic: tba
        Moderator: Yuanyuan Huang

          01 February 2023
          Topic: tba
          Moderator: Malte Jochum

            01 March 2023
            Topic: tba
            Moderator: Jes Hines

              05 April 2023
              Topic: tba
              Moderator: Nico Eisenhauer

                03 May 2023
                Topic: tba
                Moderator: Anna-Maria Madaj

                  07 June 2023
                  Topic: tba
                  Moderator: Pierre Ganault

                    05 July 2023
                    Topic: tba
                    Moderator: Rémy Beugnon

                    2021-03-25 (46 seconds paper club!)

                    2021-03-04 (46 seconds paper club!)

                    NamePaper titleTimeConsequence
                    MalteA conceptual guide to measuring species diversity32 
                    SimoneSoil microbial diversity–biomass relationships are driven by soil carbon content across global biomes47picture
                    GuillaumeClimatic aridity increases temporal nestedness of invertebrate communities in naturally drying rivers42 
                    ThereseEmergent microscale gradients give rise to metabolic cross feeding and antibiotic tolerance in clonal bacterial populations42 
                    RomyEnvironment, Biodiversity and Soil Security: A New Dimension in the Era of COVID-1938 
                    MarieTen tips for developing interdisciplinary socio-ecological researchers39 
                    CarlosEffects of Past and Present-Day Landscape Structure on Forest Soil Microorganisms31 
                    NicoNaturschutz und Klimawandel im Leipziger Auwald44 
                    JesClimate warming enhances microbial network complexity and stability35 
                    HuiPhylogenetic, functional, and taxonomic richness have both positive and negative effects on ecosystem multifunctionality37 
                    LenaRole and management of soil biodiversity for food security and nutrition; where do we stand?39 
                    RobertoIntraspecific trait variation in plants: a renewed focus on its role in ecological processes56picture
                    LiseIntraspecific trait variation in plants: a renewed focus on its role in ecological processes55picture
                    YuanyuanForest microclimate dynamics drive plant responses to warming43 
                    OlgaAbove‐belowground linkages of functionally dissimilar plant communities and soil properties in a grassland experiment57picture
                    RémyC-STABILITY an innovative modeling framework to leverage the continuous representation of organic matter42 
                    RikeRoot Foraging Influences Plant Growth Responses to Earthworm Foraging42 
                    GeorgEUNIS Habitat Classification: Expert system, characteristic species combinations and distribution maps of European habitats33 
                    HenniClimate change alters temporal dynamics of alpine soil microbial functioning and biogeochemical cycling via earlier snowmelt34
                    AnnetteIdentifying the best climatic predictors in ecology and evolution51
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