German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)

60 seconds paper club

Once a month, our working group presents interesting papers in 60 seconds in our lab group seminar. As we identified many interesting papers during this 60 seconds presentations the list of all papers is given below.
To make it even more exiting, we decided that people who exceeded the 60 seconds have to provide a cake and/or supply some drinks in the next seminar.
After presentation of papers, we vote for the paper that will be discussed in the next paper club.

From June 2019 onwards, we will present and discuss papers dealing with associations of trees and mycorrhiza!

60 seconds paper presentations



Name Topic Time Votes Result
Carlos FAILURE - no paper presented 0 drinks
Julia Summer drought effects on soil bacterial and fungal networks 59 6
Guillaume Myc fungi-plant interactions and the parasitism-mutualism continuum 48 2
Jes Nonlinear effects of phenological shifts link interannual variation to species interactions 47 7 winner paper
Felix Diversity and forest productivity in a changing climate 62 0
Léa Tschernobyl effects on litter decomposition 43 2
Olga FAILURE - no paper presented 0
Darren Functional diversity of predators and pest species control 71 2
Nico Ecosystem services 79 0 food
Helen Map of primary forests and predictive models 52 1



Name Topic Time Votes Result
Léa The community and ecosystem consequences of intraspecific diversity: a meta-analysis
Olga Applying generalised allometric regressions to predict live body mass of  tropical and temperate arthropods
Rémy  Soil viruses are underexplored players in ecosystem carbon processing
Darren Species-habitat networks: Bridging applied ecology and network theory


Name Topic Time Votes Result
Simone Genotypic variability enhances the reproducibility of an ecological study 67 2
Darren When things don’t add up: quantifying impacts of multiple stressors from individual metabolism to ecosystem processing 74 3
Manuela 1:  Biodiversity of Collembola and their functional role in the ecosystem
2: The Role of Microarthropods in Decomposition and Mineralization Processes
165 0 food and drinks
Jes Predators in the plant–soil feedback loop: aboveground plant-associated predators may alter the outcome of plant–soil interactions 59 4
Helen Part 1: Biostratigraphic Evidence Relating to the Age‐Old Question of Hannibal's Invasion of Italy, I: History and Geological Reconstruction
Part 2: Biostratigraphic Evidence Relating to the Age‐Old Question of Hannibal's Invasion of Italy, II: Chemical Biomarkers and Microbial Signatures
68 5 winner paper
Julia Telling the story of climate change: Geologic imagination, praxis, and policy 67 2
Manfred 280-m.y.-old fossil starch reveals early plant–animal mutualism 70 1
Lise Predicting the structure of soil communities from plant community taxonomy, phylogeny, and traits 96 2 food and drinks
Olga Temperature mediates continental-scale diversity of microbes in forest soils 62 0
Felix Do temperate tree species diversity and identity influence soil microbial community function and composition? 63 0
Nico A global synthesis of phenological responses to climate change 74 4
Andrew Walk, swim or fly? Locomotor mode predicts genetic differentiation in vertebrates 60 1


Name Topic Time Votes Result
Anja Vogel Microplastics as an emerging threat to terrestrial ecosystems 40 6 Drink/food supplier
Anna Flowering phenology shifts in response to biodiversity loss 55 0
Felix Biodiversity and ecosystem stability across scales in metacommunities 74 5
Julia Benefits of increasing plant diversity in sustainable agroecosystems 45 1
Manfred Vanishing of the common species: Empty habitats and the role of genetic diversity 70 7 Winning paper
Darren The contribution of predators and scavengers to human well-being 58 4
Andrew Landscape configurational heterogeneity by small-scale agriculture, not crop diversity, maintains pollinators and plant reproduction in western Europe 70 1
Helen Peer reviewed comic strip: Managing marine socio-ecological systems: picturing the future 67 2
Sophie Composition and activity of soil microbial communities in different types of temperate forests 77 1
Léa Permafrost Stores a Globally Significant Amount of Mercury 55 2
Carlos Climate, ecosystems, and planetary futures: The challenge to predict life in Earth system models 60 0
Till Microbial biomass and activity in litter during the initial development of pure and mixed plantations of Eucalyptus grandis and Acacia mangium 91 0 Drink/food supplier
Olga The impact of failure: unsuccessful bacterial invasions steer the soil microbial community away from the invader’s niche 66 0
Nico Detecting macroecological patterns in bacterial communities across independent studies of global soils 89 2
Simone Fluctuating interaction network and time-varying stability of a natural fish community 85 2


Name Topic Time Votes Result
Guillaume Clark & Tilman Food choices & global change41 0
Andrew Wang & Brose Vertical diversity hypothesis 90 3 Drink/Food supplier
Manfred Crazy shit 60 3
Léa Contamination heavy metals in soils, earthworms36 2Drink/Food supplier
Helen Ecological drivers of soil microbial diversity and soil biological networks in the Southern Hemisphere 62 2
Sophie Cardinale diversity decline633
Till Tree functional diversity influences belowground ecosystem functioning 45 1
Alban Calls in animals - body size 62 1
Jes 50 2
Carlos Soil modeling in IPCC - challenges of B 47 0
Felix Counting the books while the library burns: why conservation monitoring programs need a plan for action 61 6 Winning Paper
Nico BEF China 58 1


Léa100 papers every ecologist should read304 drink/food supplier
MarcelRussian J. of Entomology- structural and functional diversity of nematodes360
LisePlant community palatability in respones to elevation and herbivores301 drink/food supplier
ManuelaHow invasive tree affects soil invertebrates 300drink/food supplier
SophieDo temperate tree species affect microbial activity201
TillPlant species richness negatively affects root decomposition in grasslands415
OlgaBEF relations in European forests depend on environmental context692
JesSingle and double blind peer review463
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