Prof Stan Harpole

Head of Research Group
Prof. Stan Harpole


iDiv publications


Borer, E. T., W. S. Harpole, P. B. Adler, C. A. Arnillas, M. N. Bugalho, M. W. Cadotte, M. C. Caldeira, S. Campana, C. R. Dickman, T. L. Dickson, I. Donohue, A. Eskelinen, J. L. Firn, P. Graff, D. S. Gruner, R. W. Heckman, A. M. Koltz, K. J. Komatsu, L. S. Lannes, A. S. MacDougall, J. P. Martina, J. L. Moore, B. Mortensen, R. Ochoa-Hueso, H. Olde Venterink, S. A. Power, J. N. Price, A. C. Risch, M. Sankaran, M. Schütz, J. Sitters, C. J. Stevens, R. Virtanen, P. A. Wilfahrt, E. W. Seabloom

(2020): Nutrients cause grassland biomass to outpace herbivory. Nature Communications 11(1)

Broadbent, A. A. D., Firn, J., McGree, J. M., Borer, E. T., Buckley, Y. M., Harpole, W. S., ..., Eisenhauer, N. et al

(2020): Dominant native and non-native graminoids differ in key leaf traits irrespective of nutrient availability. Global Ecology and Biogeography (in press) *

Clark, A. T., Ann Turnbull, L., Tredennick, A., Allan, E., Harpole, W. S., Mayfield, M. M., Soliveres, S., Barry, K., Eisenhauer, N., de Kroon, H., Rosenbaum, B., Wagg, C., Weigelt, A., Feng, Y., Roscher, C., Schmid, B.

(2020): Predicting species abundances in a grassland biodiversity experiment: Trade-offs between model complexity and generality. Journal of Ecology 108(2), 774-787 *

Eskelinen, A., K. Gravuer, S. Harpole, S. Harrison, R. Virtanen and Y. Hautier

(2020): Resource-enhancing global changes drive a whole-ecosystem shift to faster cycling but decrease diversity. Ecology (in press)

Gilbert, B., MacDougall, A. S., Kadoya, T., Akasaka, M., Bennett, J. R., ..., Harpole, W. S., ..., Fay, P. A.

(2020): Climate and local environment structure asynchrony and the stability of primary production in grasslands. Global Ecology and Biogeography

Hillebrand, H., Donohue, I., Harpole, W. S., Hodapp, D., Kucera, M., Lewandowska, A. M., Merder, J., Montoya, J. M., Freund, J. A.

(2020): Thresholds for ecological responses to global change do not emerge from empirical data. Nature Ecology & Evolution (in press)

Korell, L., Auge, H., Chase, J. M., Harpole, W. S., Knight, T. M.

(2020): We need more realistic climate change experiments for understanding ecosystems of the future. Global Change Biology 26(2), 325-327 *

Ladouceur, E., Stanley Harpole, W., Blowes, S. A., Roscher, C., Auge, H., Seabloom, E. W., Chase, J. M.

(2020): Reducing dispersal limitation via seed addition increases species richness but not above-ground biomass. Ecology Letters (in press) *

Mühlbauer, L. K., M. Schulze, W. S. Harpole, A. T. Clark

(2020): gauseR: Simple methods for fitting Lotka-Volterra models describing Gause’s “Struggle for Existence”. Ecology and Evolution (in press) *

Weise, H., Auge, H., Baessler, C., Bärlund, I., Bennett, E. M., Berger, U., Bohn, F., Bonn, A., ..., Dunker, S., ..., Groeneveld, J., ..., Harpole, S., ..., Klotz, S., Kühn, I., ..., Seppelt, R., ..., Wirth, C., Wolf, C., Grimm, V.



(2020): Resilience trinity: safeguarding ecosystem functioning and services across three different time horizons and decision contexts. Oikos 129(4), 445-456 *

Barry, K. E., H. de Kroon, P. Dietrich, W. Stanley Harpole, A. Roeder, B. Schmid, A. T. Clark, M. M. Mayfield, C. Wagg, C. Roscher

(2019): Linking local species coexistence to ecosystem functioning: A conceptual framework from ecological first principles in grassland ecosystems. In: Nico Eisenhauer, David A. Bohan, Alex J. Dumbrell (Eds.) Mechanisms underlying the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem function Advances in Ecological Research, p. 265-296 *

Clark, A. T., Barry, K. E., Roscher, C., Buchmann, T., Loreau, M., Harpole, W. S.

(2019): How to Estimate Complementarity and Selection Effects from an Incomplete Sample of Species. Methods in Ecology and Evolution (in press) *

Clark, A. T., H. Hillebrand, W. S. Harpole

(2019): Scale Both Confounds and Informs Characterization of Species Coexistence in Empirical Systems. The American Naturalist (in press) *

Cleland, E. E., Lind, E. M., DeCrappeo, N. M., DeLorenze, E., Wilkins, R. A., Adler, P. B., Bakker, J. D., Brown, C. S., Davies, K. F., Esch, E., Firn, J., Gressard, S., Gruner, D. S., Hagenah, N., Harpole, W. S., et al.

(2019): Belowground Biomass Response to Nutrient Enrichment Depends on Light Limitation Across Globally Distributed Grasslands. Ecosystems 22(7), 1466-1477

Firn, J., McGree, J. M., Harvey, E., Flores-Moreno, H., Schütz, M., Buckley, Y. M., Borer, E. T., Seabloom, E. W., La Pierre, K. J., MacDougall, A. M., Prober, S. M., Stevens, C. J., Sullivan, L. L., Porter, E., Ladouceur, E., Allen, C., Moromizato, K. H., Morgan, J. W., Harpole, W. S., Hautier, Y., Eisenhauer, N., ..., Roscher, C., et al.

(2019): Leaf nutrients, not specific leaf area, are consistent indicators of elevated nutrient inputs. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3, 400-06

Hofmann, P., Chatzinotas, A., Harpole, W. S., Dunker, S

(2019): Temperature and stoichiometric dependence of phytoplankton traits. Ecology (in press)

Korell, L., Auge, H., Chase, J. M., Harpole, W. S., Knight, T. M.

(2019): Understanding plant communities of the future requires filling knowledge gaps. Global Change Biology 26(2), 328-329 *

Parker, S. S., Harpole, W. S., Seabloom, E. W.

(2019): Plant species natural abundances are determined by their growth and modification of soil resources in monoculture. Plant and Soil 445(1), 273-287

Shoemaker, L. G., Sullivan, L. L., Donohue, I., Cabral, J. S., ...., Chase, J. M., Chu, C., Harpole, W. S., Huth, A., ..., May, F., ..., Wiegand, T., Yang, Q., Abbott, K. C.

(2019): Integrating the underlying structure of stochasticity into community ecology. Ecology 101(2) *

Weise, H., Auge, H., Baessler, C., Baerlund, I., Bennett, E. M., Berger, U., Bohn, F., Bonn, A., Borchardt, D., Brand, F., Chatzinotas, A., Corstanje, R., De Laender, F., Dietrich, P., Dunker, S., Durka, W., Fazey, I., Groeneveld, J., Guilbaud, C. S. E., Harms, H., Harpole, S., Harris, J. A., Jax, K., Jeltsch, F., Johst, K., Joshi, J., Klotz, S., Kühn, I., Kuhlicke, C., Mueller, B., Radchuk, V., Reuter, H., Rinke, K., Schmitt-Jansen, M., Seppelt, R., Singer, A. S., Standish, R. J., Thulke, H.-H., Tietjen, B., Weitere, M., Wirth, C., Wolf, C., Grimm, V.

(2019): Resilience trinity: safeguarding ecosystem services across three different time horizons and decision contexts. bioRxiv 549873

Anderson, T. M., Griffith, D. M., Grace, J. B., Lind, E. M., Adler, P. B., Biederman, L. A., Blumenthal, D. M., Daleo, P., Firn, J., Hagenah, N., Harpole, W. S., et al.

(2018): Herbivory and eutrophication mediate grassland plant nutrient responses across a global climatic gradient. Ecology 99(4), 822-31

Bannar-Martin, K. H., Kremer, C. T., Ernest, M., Leibold, M. A., Auge, H., Chase, J., Declerck, S. A. J., Eisenhauer, N., Harpole, S., Hillebrand, H., Isbell, F., Koffel, T., Larsen, S., Narwani, A., Petermann, J. S., Roscher, C., Cabral, J. S., Supp, S. R.

(2018): Integrating community assembly and biodiversity to better understand ecosystem function: the Community Assembly and the Functioning of Ecosystems (CAFE) approach. Ecology Letters 21(2), 167-80

Frater, P. N., Borer, E. T., Fay, P. A., Jin, V., Knaeble, B., Seabloom, E., Sullivan, L., Wedin, D. A., Harpole, W. S.

(2018): Nutrients and environment influence arbuscular mycorrhizal colonization both independently and interactively in Schizachyrium scoparium. Plant and Soil 425(1-2), 493-506

Hillebrand, H., Blasius, B., Borer, E. T., Chase, J. M., Downing, J., Eriksson, B. K., Filstrup, C. T., Harpole, W. S., Hodapp, D., Larsen, S., et al.

(2018): Biodiversity change is uncoupled from species richness trends: consequences for conservation and monitoring. Journal of Applied Ecology 55(1), 169-84

Hodapp, D., Borer, E. T., Harpole, W. S., Lind, E. M., Seabloom, E. W., Adler, P. B., Alberti, J., Arnillas, C. A., Bakker, J. D., Biederman, L., et al.

(2018): Spatial heterogeneity in species composition constrains plant community responses to herbivory and fertilisation. Ecology Letters (in press)

Kröhnert, M., Anderson, R., Bumberger, J., Dietrich, P., Harpole, W., Maas, H. G.


Mortensen, B., Danielson, B., Harpole, S. W., Alberti, J., Arnillas, C. A., Biederman, L., Borer, E. T., Cadotte, M. W., Dwyer, J. M., Hagenah, N., Hautier, Y., Peri, P. L., Seabloom, E. W.

(2018): Herbivores safeguard plant diversity by reducing variability in dominance. Journal of Ecology 106(1), 101-12

Borer, E. T., Grace, J. B., Harpole, W. S., MacDougall, A. S., Seabloom, E. W.

(2017): A decade of insights into grassland ecosystem responses to global environmental change. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1, 0118

Ceulemans, T., Bodé, S., Bollyn, J., Harpole, S., Coorevits, K., Peeters, G., Van Acker, K., Smolders, E., Boeckx, P., Honnay, O.

(2017): Phosphorus resource partitioning shapes phosphorus acquisition and plant species abundance in grasslands. Nature Plants 3, 16224

Harpole, W. S., Sullivan, L. L., Lind, E. M., Firn, J., Adler, P. B., Borer, E. T., Chase, J., Fay, P. A., Hautier, Y., Hillebrand, H., et al.

(2017): Out of the shadows: multiple nutrient limitations drive relationships among biomass, light and plant diversity. Functional Ecology 31(9), 1839-46

Dunker, S., Nadrowski, K., Jakob, T., Kasprzak, P., Becker, A., Langner, U., Kunath, C., Harpole, S., Wilhelm, C.

(2016): Assessing in situ dominance pattern of phytoplankton classes by dominance analysis as a proxy for realized niches. Harmful Algae 58, 74-84

Flores-Moreno, H., Reich, P. B., Lind, E. M., Sullivan, L. L., Seabloom, E. W., Yahdjian, L., MacDougall, A. S., Reichmann, L. G., Alberti, J., Baez, S., Bakker, J. D., Cadotte, M. W., Caldeira, M. C., Chaneton, E. J., D'Antonio, C. M., Fay, P. A., Firn, J., Hagenah, N., Harpole, W. S., et al.

(2016): Climate modifies response of non-native and native species richness to nutrient enrichment. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences 371(1694)

Grace, J. B., Anderson, T. M., Seabloom, E. W., Borer, E. T., Adler, P. B., Harpole, W. S., Hautier, Y., Hillebrand, H., Lind, E. M., Pärtel, M., et al.

(2016): Integrative modelling reveals mechanisms linking productivity and plant species richness. Nature 529(7586), 390

Harpole, W. S.

(2016): The hydrological niche and spatially structured species co-existence. Journal of Vegetation Science 27(2), 215-16

Harpole, W. S., Sullivan, L. L., Lind, E. M., Firn, J., Adler, P. B., Borer, E. T., Chase, J., Fay, P. A., Hautier, Y., Hillebrand, H., et al.

(2016): Addition of multiple limiting resources reduces grassland diversity. Nature 537(7618), 93-96

Lewandowska, A. M., Biermann, A., Borer, E. T., Cebrián-Piqueras, M. A., Declerck, S. A. J., Meester, L. D., Donk, E. V., Gamfeldt, L., Gruner, D. S., Hagenah, N., Harpole, W. S., Kirkman, K. P., Klausmeier, C. A., Kleyer, M., Knops, J. M. H., Lemmens, P., Lind, E. M., Litchman, E., Mantilla-Contreras, J., Martens, K., Meier, S., Minden, V., Moore, J. L., Venterink, H. O., Seabloom, E. W., Sommer, U., Striebel, M., Trenkamp, A., Trinogga, J., Urabe, J., Vyverman, W., Waal, D. B. V. d., Widdicombe, C. E., Hillebrand, H.

(2016): The influence of balanced and imbalanced resource supply on biodiversity– functioning relationship across ecosystems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371(1694)

Schuman, M. C., van Dam, N. M., Beran, F., Harpole, W. S.

(2016): How does plant chemical diversity contribute to biodiversity at higher trophic levels?. Current Opinion in Insect Science 14, 46-55

Stein, C., Harpole, W. S., Suding, K. N.

(2016): Transitions and invasion along a grazing gradient in experimental California grasslands. Ecology 97(9), 2319-30

Sullivan, L. L., Danielson, B. J., Harpole, W. S.

(2016): Mammalian Herbivores Alter the Population Growth and Spatial Establishment of an Early-Establishing Grassland Species. PLoS One 11(2), e0147715

Tredennick, A. T., Adler, P. B., Grace, J. B., Harpole, W. S., Borer, E. T., Seabloom, E. W., Anderson, T. M., Bakker, J. D., Biederman, L. A., Brown, C. S., et al.

(2016): Comment on “Worldwide evidence of a unimodal relationship between productivity and plant species richness”. Science 351(6272), 457

Fay, P. A., Prober, S. M., Harpole, W. S., Knops, J. M. H., Bakker, J. D., Borer, E. T., Lind, E. M., MacDougall, A. S., Seabloom, E. W., Wragg, P. D., et al.

(2015): Grassland productivity limited by multiple nutrients. Nature Plants 1(7), 15080

Leff, J. W., Jones, S. E., Prober, S. M., Barberán, A., Borer, E. T., Firn, J. L., Harpole, W. S., Hobbie, S. E., Hofmockel, K. S., Knops, J. M. H., et al.

(2015): Consistent responses of soil microbial communities to elevated nutrient inputs in grasslands across the globe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(35), 10967-72

Prober, S. M., Leff, J. W., Bates, S. T., Borer, E. T., Firn, J., Harpole, W. S., Lind, E. M., Seabloom, E. W., Adler, P. B., Bakker, J. D., et al.

(2015): Plant diversity predicts beta but not alpha diversity of soil microbes across grasslands worldwide. Ecology Letters 18(1), 85-95

Seabloom, E. W., Borer, E. T., Buckley, Y. M., Cleland, E. E., Davies, K. F., Firn, J., Harpole, W. S., Hautier, Y., Lind, E. M., MacDougall, A. S., et al.

(2015): Plant species' origin predicts dominance and response to nutrient enrichment and herbivores in global grasslands. Nature Communications 6, 7710

Stevens, C. J., Lind, E. M., Hautier, Y., Harpole, W. S., Borer, E. T., Hobbie, S., Seabloom, E. W., Ladwig, L., Bakker, J. D., Chu, C., et al.

(2015): Anthropogenic nitrogen deposition predicts local grassland primary production worldwide. Ecology 96(6), 1459-65
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