Prof Helge Bruelheide

Co-Director

Academic positions

 

  • since 2004 Professor for Geobotany at the Institute of Biology / Geobotany and Botanical Garden, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • 2001–2003 Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Ecosystem Research, Goettingen University
  • 1995–2001 Research assistant in the Department of Ecology and Ecosystem Research, Goettingen University
  • 1990–1996 Research assistant of the Department of Vegetation Science, Göttingen
  • 1986–1990 Scientific assistant in various courses and research projects

Education

 

  • 2001Habilitation (venia legendi for botany)
  • 1995 Dissertation (summa cum laude), University of Göttingen, "Vegetation and site conditions of grassland communities of the Harz Mountains. With a contribution to the classification principles of using statistically derived species groups."
  • 1989Diploma, University of Göttingen, "The vegetation of limestone grasslands at the eastern and western foothills of the Meissner Mountains" (with highest honours) 

Editorial boards

 

  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Vegetation Science
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Tuexenia
  • Member of the Editorial Board of Hercynia
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Arid Land
  • Associate Editor of the Journal of Plant Ecology

Committees and memberships

 

  • Floristisch-Soziologische AG e.V. (Flor.-Soz.)
    • International Association of Vegetation Science (IAVS)
    • European Vegetation Survey (EVS)
    • Ecological Society of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein (GfÖ)
    • Council member of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Harz National Park
    • Elected member of the Advisory Council of the “International Association of Vegetation Science” (IAVS)
    • Elected member of the DFG Review Board „Plant sciences“ (Fachkollegium 202) in the discipline „Plant ecology and ecosystem research“ 

iDiv publications

 

Baeten, L., Bruelheide, H., van der Plas, F., Kambach, S., Ratcliffe, S., Jucker, T., Allan, E., Ampoorter, E., Barbaro, L., Bastias, C. C., et al.

(2019):
Identifying the tree species compositions that maximize ecosystem functioning in European forestsJournal of Applied Ecology56(3), 733-44

Breitschwerdt, E., Jandt, U., Bruelheide, H.

(2019):
Trait–performance relationships of grassland plant species differ between common garden and field conditionsEcology and Evolution9(4), 1691-701

Bruelheide, H., Dengler, J., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Purschke, O., Hennekens, S. M., Chytrý, M., Pillar, V. D., Jansen, F., Kattge, J., Sandel, B., Aubin, I., Biurrun, I., Field, R., Haider, S., Jandt, U., Lenoir, J., Peet, R. K., Peyre, G., Sabatini, F. M., Schmidt, M., Schrodt, F., Winter, M., ..., Kühl, H., Kühn, I., ..., Sop, T., ..., Virtanen, R., von Wehrden, H., Wagner, V., Walker, D. A., Wana, D., Weiher, E., Wesche, K., et al.

(2019):
sPlot – a new tool for global vegetation analysesJournal of Vegetation Science30(2), 161-86

Chase, J. M., McGill, B. J., Thompson, P. L., Antão, L. H., Bates, A. E., Blowes, S. A., Dornelas, M., Gonzalez, A., Magurran, A. E., Supp, S. R., Winter, M., Bjorkman, A. D., Bruelheide, H., Byrnes, J. E. K., Cabral, J. S., Elahi, R., Gomez, C., Guzman, H. M., Isbell, F., Myers-Smith, I. H., Jones, H. P., Hines, J., Vellend, M., Waldock, C., O'Connor, M.

(2019):
Species richness change across spatial scalesOikos128(8), 1079-1091

Dietz, S., Herz, K., Döll, S., Haider, S., Jandt, U., Bruelheide, H., Scheel, D.

(2019):
Semi-polar root exudates in natural grassland communitiesEcology and Evolution9(10), 5526-5541

Eisenhauer, N., ..., A. D. Barnes, K. Barry, A. Bonn, U. Brose, H. Bruelheide, ..., F. Buscot, ..., O. Ferlian, ..., D. P. Giling, ..., H. Hillebrand, J. Hines, ..., B. König-Ries, ..., C. Roscher, ..., M. Türke, N. M. van Dam, F. van der Plas, A. Vogel, ..., A. Weigelt, ..., C. Wirth,  M. Jochum

(2019):
A multitrophic perspective on biodiversity–ecosystem functioning research In: Nico Eisenhauer, David A. Bohan, Alex J. Dumbrell (Eds.) Mechanisms underlying the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem function Advances in Ecological Research, , p. 1-54

Germany, M. S., Bruelheide, H., Erfmeier, A.

(2019):
Janzen-Connell effects in a forest BEF experiment: Strong distance-dependent seedling establishment of multiple speciesEcology(in press),

Goebes, P., K. Schmidt, S. Seitz, S. Both, H. Bruelheide, A. Erfmeier, T. Scholten, P. Kühn

(2019):
The strength of soil-plant interactions under forest is related to a Critical Soil DepthScientific Reports9(1),

Heklau, H., Jetschke, G., Bruelheide, H., Seidler, G., Haider, S.

(2019):
Species-specific responses of wood growth to flooding and climate in floodplain forests in Central GermanyiForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry12, 226-36

Jansen, F., Bonn, A., Bowler, D. E., Bruelheide, H., Eichenberg, D

(2019):
Moderately common plants show highest relative lossesConservation Letters(in press),

Kambach, S., Lenoir, J., Decocq, G., Welk, E., Seidler, G., Dullinger, S., Gégout, J.-C., Guisan, A., Pauli, H., Svenning, J.-C., Vittoz, P., Wohlgemuth, T., Zimmermann, N. E., Bruelheide, H.

(2019):
Of niches and distributions: range size increases with niche breadth both globally and regionally but regional estimates poorly relate to global estimatesEcography42(3), 467-77

Ladouceur, E., C. Bonomi, H. Bruelheide et al.

(2019):
The functional trait spectrum of European temperate grasslandsJournal of Vegetation Science(in press),

Li, Y., H. Bruelheide, T. Scholten, B. Schmid, Z. Sun, N. Zhang, W. Bu, X. Liu, K. Ma

(2019):
Early positive effects of tree species richness on soil organic carbon accumulation in a large-scale forest biodiversity experimentJournal of Plant Ecology,

Mupepele, A. C., H. Bruelheide, J. Dauber, A. Kruss, T. Pottast, W. Wagele, A. M. Klein

(2019):
Insect decline and its drivers: Unsupported conclusions in a poorly performed meta-analysis on trends-A critique of Sanchez-Bayo and Wyckhuys (2019)Basic and Applied Ecology37, 20-23

Ristok, C., K. N. Leppert, M. Scherer-Lorenzen, P. A. Niklaus, H. Bruelheide

(2019):
Soil macrofauna and leaf functional traits drive the decomposition of secondary metabolites in leaf litterSoil Biology and Biochemistry135, 429-437

Schuldt, A., Ebeling, A., Kunz, M., Staab, M., Guimarães-Steinicke, C., Bachmann, D., Buchmann, N., Durka, W., Fichtner, A., Fornoff, F., Härdtle, W., Hertzog, L. R., Klein, A.-M., Roscher, C., Schaller, J., von Oheimb, G., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W., Wirth, C., Zhang, J., Bruelheide, H., Eisenhauer, N.

(2019):
Multiple plant diversity components drive consumer communities across ecosystemsNature Communications10(1), 1460

Sporbert, M., H. Bruelheide, G. Seidler, P. Keil, U. Jandt, G. Austrheim, I. Biurrun, J. A. Campos, A. Čarni, M. Chytrý, J. Csiky, E. De Bie, J. Dengler, V. Golub, J.-A. Grytnes, A. Indreica, F. Jansen, M. Jiroušek, J. Lenoir, M. Luoto, C. Marcenò, J. E. Moeslund, A. Pérez-Haase, S. Rūsiņa, V. Vandvik, K. Vassilev, E. Welk

(2019):
Assessing sampling coverage of species distribution in biodiversity databasesJournal of Vegetation Science30(4), 620-632

Steidinger, B. S., T. W. Crowther, J. Liang, M. E. Van Nuland, G. D. A. Werner, P. B. Reich, G. Nabuurs, S. de-Miguel, M. Zhou, N. Picard, B. Herault, X. Zhao, C. Zhang, D. Routh, K. G. Peay, ..., H. Bruelheide et al.

(2019):
Climatic controls of decomposition drive the global biogeography of forest-tree symbiosesNature569(7756), 404-408

Binkenstein, J., Klein, A.-M., Assmann, T., Buscot, F., Erfmeier, A., Ma, K., Pietsch, K. A., Schmidt, K., Scholten, T., Wubet, T., Bruelheide, H., Schuldt, A., Staab, M.

(2018):
Multi-trophic guilds respond differently to changing elevation in a subtropical forestEcography41(6), 1013-23

Bjorkman, A. D., Myers-Smith, I. H., Elmendorf, S. C., Normand, S., Thomas, H. J. D., Alatalo, J. M., Alexander, H., Anadon-Rosell, A., Angers-Blondin, S., Bai, Y., Baruah, G., te Beest, M., Berner, L., Björk, R. G., Blok, D., Bruelheide, H., Buchwal, A., Buras, A., Carbognani, M., Christie, K., Collier, L. S., Cooper, E. J., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Dickinson, K. J. M., Dullinger, S., Elberling, B., Eskelinen, A., et al.

(2018):
Tundra Trait Team: A database of plant traits spanning the tundra biomeGlobal Ecology and Biogeography27(12), 1402-11

Breitschwerdt, E., Jandt, U., Bruelheide, H.

(2018):
Using co-occurrence information and trait composition to understand individual plant performance in grassland communitiesScientific Reports8, 9076

Bruelheide, H., Dengler, J., Purschke, O., Lenoir, J., Jimenez-Alfaro, B., Hennekens, S. M., Botta-Dukat, Z., Chytry, M., Field, R., Jansen, F., Kattge, J., Pillar, V. D., Schrodt, F., Mahecha, M. D., Peet, R. K., Sandel, B., van Bodegom, P., Altman, J., Alvarez-Davila, E., Khan, M., Attorre, F., Aubin, I., Baraloto, C., Barroso, J. G., Bauters, M., Bergmeier, E., Biurrun, I., Bjorkman, A. D., Blonder, B., Carni, A., Cayuela, L., Cerny, T., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Craven, D., Dainese, M., Derroire, G., De Sanctis, M., Diaz, S., Dolezal, J., Farfan-Rios, W., Feldpausch, T. R., Fenton, N. J., Garnier, E., Guerin, G. R., Gutierrez, A. G., Haider, S., Hattab, T., Henry, G., Herault, B., Higuchi, P., Holzel, N., Homeier, J., Jentsch, A., Jurgens, N., Kacki, Z., Karger, D. N., Kessler, M., Kleyer, M., Knollova, I., Korolyuk, A. Y., Kühn, I., Laughlin, D. C., Lens, F., Loos, J., Louault, F., Lyubenova, M. I., Malhi, Y., Marceno, C., Mencuccini, M., Muller, J. V., Munzinger, J., Myers-Smith, I. H., Neill, D. A., Niinemets, U., Orwin, K. H., Ozinga, W. A., Penuelas, J., Perez-Haase, A., Petrik, P., Phillips, O. L., Partel, M., Reich, P. B., Römermann, C., Rodrigues, A. V., Sabatini, F. M., Sardans, J., Schmidt, M., Seidler, G., Espejo, J. E. S., Silveira, M., Smyth, A., Sporbert, M., Svenning, J. C., Tang, Z. Y., Thomas, R., Tsiripidis, I., Vassilev, K., Violle, C., Virtanen, R., Weiher, E., Welk, E., Wesche, K., Winter, M., Wirth, C., Jandt, U.

(2018):
Global trait-environment relationships of plant communitiesNature Ecology & Evolution2(12), 1906-17

De Wandeler, H., Bruelheide, H., Dawud, S. M., Dănilă, G., Domisch, T., Finer, L., Hermy, M., Jaroszewicz, B., Joly, F.-X., Müller, S., et al.

(2018):
Tree identity rather than tree diversity drives earthworm communities in European forestsPedobiologia67, 16-25

Djukic, I., ..., Auge, H., ..., Bruelheide, H., ..., Schädler, M., ..., Eisenhauer, N., ..., Trogisch, S., TeaComposition, et al.

(2018):
Early stage litter decomposition across biomesScience of the Total Environment628-629, 1369-94

Dornelas, M., Antão, L. H., Moyes, F., Bates, A. E., Magurran, A. E., Adam, D., Akhmetzhanova, A. A., Appeltans, W., Arcos, J. M., Arnold, H., Ayyappan, N., Badihi, G., Baird, A. H., Barbosa, M., Barreto, T. E., Bässler, C., Bellgrove, A., Belmaker, J., Benedetti‐Cecchi, L., Bett, B. J., Bjorkman, A. D., Błażewicz, M., Blowes, S. A., Bloch, C. P., Bonebrake, T. C., Boyd, S., Bradford, M., Brooks, A. J., Brown, J. H., Bruelheide, H., ..., Jandt, U., et al.

(2018):
BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the AnthropoceneGlobal Ecology and Biogeography27(7), 760-786

Ferlian, O., Cesarz, S., Craven, D., Hines, J., Barry, K. E., Bruelheide, H., Buscot, F., Haider, S., Heklau, H., Herrmann, S., Kühn, P., Pruschitzki, U., Schädler, M., Wagg, C., Weigelt, A., Wubet, T., Eisenhauer, N.

(2018):
Mycorrhiza in tree diversity–ecosystem function relationships: conceptual framework and experimental implementationEcosphere9(5), e02226

Fichtner, A., Hardtle, W., Bruelheide, H., Kunz, M., Li, Y., von Oheimb, G.

(2018):
Neighbourhood interactions drive overyielding in mixed-species tree communitiesNature Communications9(1144),

Grossman, J. J., Vanhellemont, M., Barsoum, N., Bauhus, J., Bruelheide, H., Castagneyrol, B., Cavender-Bares, J., Eisenhauer, N., Ferlian, O., Gravel, D., Hector, A., Jactel, H., Kreft, H., Mereu, S., Messier, C., Muys, B., Nock, C., Paquette, A., Parker, J., Perring, M. P., Ponette, Q., Reich, P. B., Schuldt, A., et al.

(2018):
Synthesis and future research directions linking tree diversity to growth, survival, and damage in a global network of tree diversity experimentsEnvironmental and Experimental Botany152, 68-89

Haider, S., Kueffer, C., Bruelheide, H., Seipel, T., Alexander, J. M., Rew, L. J., Arévalo, J. R., Cavieres, L. A., McDougall, K. L., Milbau, A., Naylor, B. J., Speziale, K., Pauchard, A.

(2018):
Mountain roads and non‐native species modify elevational patterns of plant diversityGlobal Ecology and Biogeography27(6), 667-78

Huang, Y., Chen, Y., Castro-Izaguirre, N., Baruffol, M., Brezzi, M., Lang, A. N., Li, Y., Hardtle, W., Oheimb, G., Yang, X., Liu, X., Pei, K., Both, S., Yang, B., Eichenberg, D., Assmann, T., Bauhus, J., Behrens, T., Buscot, F., Chen, X. Y., Chesters, D., Ding, B. Y., Durka, W., Erfmeier, A., Fang, J., Fischer, M., Guo, L. D., Guo, D., Gutknecht, J. L. M., He, J. S., He, C. L., Hector, A., Hoenig, L., Hu, R. Y., Klein, A. M., Kuehn, P., Liang, Y., Li, S., Michalski, S., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmidt, K., Scholten, T., Schuldt, A., Shi, X., Tan, M. Z., Tang, Z., Trogisch, S., Wang, Z., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Xiang, W., Yu, M., Yu, X. D., Zhang, J., Zhang, S., Zhang, N., Zhou, H. Z., Zhu, C. D., Zhu, L., Bruelheide, H., Ma, K., Niklaus, P. A., Schmid, B.

(2018):
Impacts of species richness on productivity in a large-scale subtropical forest experimentScience362(6410),

Liu, X. J., Trogisch, S., He, J. S., Niklaus, P. A., Bruelheide, H., Tang, Z. Y., Erfmeier, A., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Pietsch, K. A., Yang, B., et al.

(2018):
Tree species richness increases ecosystem carbon storage in subtropical forestsProceedings of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences285(1885),

Peters, K., Gorzolka, K., Bruelheide, H., Neumann, S.

(2018):
Computational workflow to study the seasonal variation of secondary metabolites in nine different bryophytesScientific Data5(180179),

Peters, K., Gorzolka, K., Bruelheide, H., Neumann, S.

(2018):
Seasonal variation of secondary metabolites in nine different bryophytesEcology and Evolution8(17), 9105-17

Peters, K., Worrich, A., Weinhold, A., Alka, O., Balcke, G., Birkemeyer, C., Bruelheide, H., Calf, O. W., Dietz, S., Duhrkop, K., Gaquerel, E., Heinig, U., Kucklich, M., Macel, M., Muller, C., Poeschl, Y., Pohnert, G., Ristok, C., Rodriguez, V. M., Ruttkies, C., Schuman, M., Schweiger, R., Shahaf, N., Steinbeck, C., Tortosa, M., Treutler, H., Ueberschaar, N., Velasco, P., Weiss, B. M., Widdig, A., Neumann, S., van Dam, N. M.

(2018):
Current Challenges in Plant Eco-MetabolomicsInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences19(5),

Rana, R., Herz, K., Bruelheide, H., Dietz, S., Haider, S., Jandt, U., Pena, R.

(2018):
Leaf Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) biochemical profile of grassland plant species related to land-use intensityEcological Indicators84(Supplement C), 803-10

Schops, R., Goldmann, K., Herz, K., Lentendu, G., Schoning, I., Bruelheide, H., Wubet, T., Buscot, F.

(2018):
Land-Use Intensity Rather Than Plant Functional Identity Shapes Bacterial and Fungal Rhizosphere CommunitiesFrontiers in Microbiology9, 2711

Schuldt, A., Assmann, T., Brezzi, M., Buscot, F., Eichenberg, D., Gutknecht, J., Härdtle, W., He, J.-S., Klein, A.-M., Kühn, P., Liu, X., Ma, K., Niklaus, P. A., Pietsch, K. A., Purahong, W., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmid, B., Scholten, T., Staab, M., Tang, Z., Trogisch, S., von Oheimb, G., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Zhu, C.-D., Bruelheide, H.

(2018):
Biodiversity across trophic levels drives multifunctionality in highly diverse forestsNature Communications9, 2989

van der Plas, F., Ratcliffe, S., Ruiz-Benito, P., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Verheyen, K., Wirth, C., Zavala, M. A., Ampoorter, E., Baeten, L., Barbaro, L., Bastias, C. C., Bauhus, J., Benavides, R., Benneter, A., Bonal, D., Bouriaud, O., Bruelheide, H., Bussotti, F., Carnol, M., Castagneyrol, B., Charbonnier, Y., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Dahlgren, J., Checko, E., Coppi, A., Dawud, S. M., Deconchat, M., De Smedt, P., De Wandeler, H., Domisch, T., Finér, L., Fotelli, M., Gessler, A., Granier, A., Grossiord, C., Guyot, V., Haase, J., Hättenschwiler, S., Jactel, H., Jaroszewicz, B., Joly, F.-X., Jucker, T., Kambach, S., Kaendler, G., Kattge, J., Koricheva, J., Kunstler, G., Lehtonen, A., Liebergesell, M., et al.

(2018):
Continental mapping of forest ecosystem functions reveals a high but unrealised potential for forest multifunctionalityEcology Letters21(1), 31-42

Weißbecker, C., Wubet, T., Lentendu, G., Kuhn, P., Scholten, T., Bruelheide, H., Buscot, F.

(2018):
Experimental Evidence of Functional Group-Dependent Effects of Tree Diversity on Soil Fungi in Subtropical ForestsFrontiers in Microbiology9(2312),

Zhang, N. L., Li, Y. N., Wubet, T., Bruelheide, H., Liang, Y., Purahong, W., Buscot, F., Ma, K. P.

(2018):
Tree species richness and fungi in freshly fallen leaf litter: Unique patterns of fungal species composition and their implications for enzymatic decompositionSoil Biology & Biochemistry127, 120-26

Alberti, G., Nock, C., Fornasier, F., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., De Nobili, M., Peressotti, A., Hoenig, L., Bruelheide, H., Bauhus, J.

(2017):
Tree functional diversity influences belowground ecosystem functioningApplied Soil Ecology120, 160-68

Bu, W., Schmid, B., Liu, X., Li, Y., Härdtle, W., von Oheimb, G., Liang, Y., Sun, Z., Huang, Y., Bruelheide, H., Ma, K.

(2017):
Interspecific and intraspecific variation in specific root length drives aboveground biodiversity effects in young experimental forest standsJournal of Plant Ecology10(1), 158-69

Engst, K., Baasch, A., Bruelheide, H.

(2017):
Predicting the establishment success of introduced target species in grassland restoration by functional traitsEcology and Evolution7(18), 7442-53

Fichtner, A., Härdtle, W., Li, Y., Bruelheide, H., Kunz, M., von Oheimb, G.

(2017):
From competition to facilitation: how tree species respond to neighbourhood diversityEcology Letters20(7), 892-900

Finér, L., Domisch, T., Dawud, S. M., Raulund-Rasmussen, K., Vesterdal, L., Bouriaud, O., Bruelheide, H., Jaroszewicz, B., Selvi, F., Valladares, F.

(2017):
Conifer proportion explains fine root biomass more than tree species diversity and site factors in major European forest typesForest Ecology and Management406(Supplement C), 330-50

Herz, K., Dietz, S., Haider, S., Jandt, U., Scheel, D., Bruelheide, H.

(2017):
Drivers of intraspecific trait variation of grass and forb species in German meadows and pasturesJournal of Vegetation Science28(4), 705-16

Herz, K., Dietz, S., Haider, S., Jandt, U., Scheel, D., Bruelheide, H.

(2017):
Predicting individual plant performance in grasslandsEcology and Evolution7(21), 8958-65

Korell, L., Lang, B. R., Hensen, I., Auge, H., Bruelheide, H.

(2017):
Interactions count: plant origin, herbivory and disturbance jointly explain seedling recruitment and community structureScientific Reports7, 8288

Li, Y., Kröber, W., Bruelheide, H., Härdtle, W., von Oheimb, G.

(2017):
Crown and leaf traits as predictors of subtropical tree sapling growth ratesJournal of Plant Ecology10(1), 136-45

Ma, K., He, J.-S., Bruelheide, H., Klein, A.-M., Liu, X., Schmid, B.

(2017):
Biodiversity–ecosystem functioning research in Chinese subtropical forestsJournal of Plant Ecology10(1), 1-3

Nguyen, D., Boberg, J., Cleary, M., Bruelheide, H., Hönig, L., Koricheva, J., Stenlid, J.

(2017):
Foliar fungi of Betula pendula: impact of tree species mixtures and assessment methodsScientific Reports7(41801),

Pei, Z., Leppert, K. N., Eichenberg, D., Bruelheide, H., Niklaus, P. A., Buscot, F., Gutknecht, J. L. M.

(2017):
Leaf litter diversity alters microbial activity, microbial abundances, and nutrient cycling in a subtropical forest ecosystemBiogeochemistry134(1), 163-81

Purahong, W., Pietsch, K. A., Lentendu, G., Schöps, R., Bruelheide, H., Wirth, C., Buscot, F., Wubet, T.

(2017):
Characterization of Unexplored Deadwood Mycobiome in Highly Diverse Subtropical Forests Using Culture-independent Molecular TechniqueFrontiers in Microbiology8(574),

Ratcliffe, S., Wirth, C., Jucker, T., van der Plas, F., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Verheyen, K., Allan, E., Benavides, R., Bruelheide, H., Ohse, B., Paquette, A., Ampoorter, E., Bastias, C. C., Bauhus, J., Bonal, D., Bouriaud, O., Bussotti, F., Carnol, M., Castagneyrol, B., Chećko, E., Dawud, S. M., Wandeler, H. D., Domisch, T., Finér, L., Fischer, M., Fotelli, M., Gessler, A., Granier, A., Grossiord, C., Guyot, V., Haase, J., Hättenschwiler, S., Jactel, H., Jaroszewicz, B., Joly, F.-X., Kambach, S., Kolb, S., Koricheva, J., Liebersgesell, M., Milligan, H., Müller, S., Muys, B., Nguyen, D., Nock, C., Pollastrini, M., Purschke, O., et al.

(2017):
Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning relations in European forests depend on environmental contextEcology Letters20(11), 1414-26

Ristok, C., Leppert, K. N., Franke, K., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Niklaus, P. A., Wessjohann, L. A., Bruelheide, H.

(2017):
Leaf litter diversity positively affects the decomposition of plant polyphenolsPlant and Soil419(1-2), 305-17

Rodríguez-Rojo, M. P., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Jandt, U., Bruelheide, H., Rodwell, J. S., Schaminée, J. H. J., Perrin, P. M., Kącki, Z., Willner, W., Fernández-González, F., Chytrý, M.

(2017):
Diversity of lowland hay meadows and pastures in Western and Central EuropeApplied Vegetation Science20(4), 702-19

Scholten, T., Goebes, P., Kühn, P., Seitz, S., Assmann, T., Bauhus, J., Bruelheide, H., Buscot, F., Erfmeier, A., Fischer, M., Härdtle, W., He, J.-S., Ma, K., Niklaus, P. A., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmid, B., Shi, X., Song, Z., von Oheimb, G., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Schmidt, K.

(2017):
On the combined effect of soil fertility and topography on tree growth in subtropical forest ecosystems—a study from SE ChinaJournal of Plant Ecology10(1), 111-27

Schuldt, A., Bruelheide, H., Buscot, F., Assmann, T., Erfmeier, A., Klein, A.-M., Ma, K., Scholten, T., Staab, M., Wirth, C., Zhang, J., Wubet, T.

(2017):
Belowground top-down and aboveground bottom-up effects structure multitrophic community relationships in a biodiverse forestScientific Reports7(1), 4222

Schuldt, A., Fornoff, F., Bruelheide, H., Klein, A.-M., Staab, M.

(2017):
Tree species richness attenuates the positive relationship between mutualistic ant–hemipteran interactions and leaf chewer herbivoryProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences284(1862),

Schuldt, A., Hönig, L., Li, Y., Fichtner, A., Härdtle, W., von Oheimb, G., Welk, E., Bruelheide, H.

(2017):
Herbivore and pathogen effects on tree growth are additive, but mediated by tree diversity and plant traitsEcology and Evolution7(18), 7462-74

Sun, Z., Liu, X., Schmid, B., Bruelheide, H., Bu, W., Ma, K.

(2017):
Positive effects of tree species richness on fine-root production in a subtropical forest in SE-ChinaJournal of Plant Ecology10(1), 146-57

Yang, B., Li, B., He, Y., Zhang, L., Bruelheide, H., Schuldt, A.

(2017):
Tree diversity has contrasting effects on predation rates by birds and arthropods on three broadleaved, subtropical tree speciesEcological Research33(1), 205-12

Yang, B., Li, Y., Ding, B., Both, S., Erfmeier, A., Härdtle, W., Ma, K., Schmid, B., Scholten, T., Seidler, G., von Oheimb, G., Yang, X., Bruelheide, H.

(2017):
Impact of tree diversity and environmental conditions on the survival of shrub species in a forest biodiversity experiment in subtropical ChinaJournal of Plant Ecology10(1), 179-89

Zhang, J., Bruelheide, H., Chen, X., Eichenberg, D., Kröber, W., Xu, X., Xu, L., Schuldt, A.

(2017):
Tree diversity promotes generalist herbivore community patterns in a young subtropical forest experimentOecologia183(2), 455-67

Beckmann, M., Bruelheide, H., Erfmeier, A.

(2016):
Reduced tolerance to simulated herbivory on clonal organs in alien genotypes: a multi-species experiment with native and introduced originsBiological Invasions18(2), 549-63

Bruelheide, H.

(2016):
Cocktail clustering – a new hierarchical agglomerative algorithm for extracting species groups in vegetation databasesJournal of Vegetation Science27(6), 1297-1307

Craven D., Isbell F., Manning P., Connolly J., Bruelheide H., Ebeling A., Roscher C., van Ruijven J., Weigelt A., Wilsey B., Beierkuhnlein C., de Luca E., Griffin J. N., Hautier Y., Hector A., Jentsch A., Kreyling J., Lanta V., Loreau M., Meyer S.T., Mori A. S., Naeem S., Palmborg C, Polley H. W., Reich P.B., Schmid B., Siebenkäs A., Seabloom E., Thakur M. P., Tilman D., Vogel A., Eisenhauer N.

(2016):
Plant diversity effects on grassland productivity are robust to both nutrient enrichment and droughtPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B371(1694),

De Wandeler, H., Sousa-Silva, R., Ampoorter, E., Bruelheide, H., Carnol, M., Dawud, S. M., Dănilă, G., Finer, L., Hättenschwiler, S., Hermy, M., et al.

(2016):
Drivers of earthworm incidence and abundance across European forestsSoil Biology and Biochemistry99, 167-78

Engst, K., Baasch, A., Erfmeier, A., Jandt, U., May, K., Schmiede, R., Bruelheide, H.

(2016):
Functional community ecology meets restoration ecology: Assessing the restoration success of alluvial floodplain meadows with functional traitsJournal of Applied Ecology53(3), 751-64

Kambach, S., Kühn, I., Castagneyrol, B., Bruelheide, H.

(2016):
The Impact of Tree Diversity on Different Aspects of Insect Herbivory along a Global Temperature Gradient - A Meta-AnalysisPLoS ONE11(11), e0165815

Korell, L., Stein, C., Hensen, I., Bruelheide, H., Suding, K. N., Auge, H.

(2016):
Stronger effect of gastropods than rodents on seedling establishment, irrespective of exotic or native plant species originOikos125(10), 1467-77

Liang, J., Crowther, T. W., Picard, N., Wiser, S., Zhou, M., Alberti, G., Schulze, E.-D., McGuire, A. D., Bozzato, F., ..., Bruelheide, H., et al.

(2016):
Positive biodiversity-productivity relationship predominant in global forestsScience354(6309),

Nguyen, D., Castagneyrol, B., Bruelheide, H., Bussotti, F., Guyot, V., Jactel, H., Jaroszewicz, B., Valladares, F., Stenlid, J., Boberg, J.

(2016):
Fungal disease incidence along tree diversity gradients depends on latitude in European forestsEcology and Evolution6(8), 2426-38

Pei, Z. Q., Eichenberg, D., Bruelheide, H., Krober, W., Kuhn, P., Li, Y., von Oheimb, G., Purschke, O., Scholten, T., Buscot, F., Gutknecht, J. L. M.

(2016):
Soil and tree species traits both shape soil microbial communities during early growth of Chinese subtropical forestsSoil Biology & Biochemistry96, 180-90

Pollastrini, M., Holland, V., Brüggemann, W., Bruelheide, H., Dănilă, I., Jaroszewicz, B., Valladares, F., Bussotti, F.

(2016):
Taxonomic and ecological relevance of the chlorophyll a fluorescence signature of tree species in mixed European forestsNew Phytologist212(1), 51-65

Schleuning, M., Fründ, J., Schweiger, O., Welk, E., Albrecht, J., Albrecht, M., Beil, M., Benadi, G., Blüthgen, N., Bruelheide, H., Böhning-Gaese, K., Dehling, D. M., Dormann, C. F., Exeler, N., Farwig, N., Harpke, A., Hickler, T., Kratochwil, A., Kuhlmann, M., Kühn, I., Michez, D., Mudri-Stojnić, S., Plein, M., Rasmont, P., Schwabe, A., Settele, J., et al.

(2016):
Ecological networks are more sensitive to plant than to animal extinction under climate changeNature Communications7, 13965

Staab, M., Bruelheide, H., Durka, W., Michalski, S., Purschke, O., Zhu, C.-D., Klein, A.-M.

(2016):
Tree phylogenetic diversity promotes host–parasitoid interactionsProceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences283(1834),

van der Plas, F., Manning, P., Allan, E., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Verheyen, K., Wirth, C., Zavala, M. A., Hector, A., Ampoorter, E., Baeten, L., Barbaro, L., Bauhus, J., Benavides, R., Benneter, A., Berthold, F., Bonal, D., Bouriaud, O., Bruelheide, H., et al.

(2016):
Jack-of-all-trades effects drive biodiversity-ecosystem multifunctionality relationships in European forestsNature Communications7, 11109

van der Plas, F., Manning, P., Soliveres, S., Allan, E., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Verheyen, K., Wirth, C., Zavala, M. A., Ampoorter, E., Baeten, L., Barbaro, L., Bauhus, J., Benavides, R., Benneter, A., Bonal, D., Bouriaud, O., Bruelheide, H., et al.

(2016):
Biotic homogenization can decrease landscape-scale forest multifunctionalityProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences113(13), 3557-62

Verheyen, K., Vanhellemont, M., Auge, H., Baeten, L., Baraloto, C., Barsoum, N., Bilodeau-Gauthier, S., Bruelheide, H., Castagneyrol, B., Godbold, D., et al.

(2016):
Contributions of a global network of tree diversity experiments to sustainable forest plantationsAmbio45(1), 29-41

Ampoorter, E., Baeten, L., Vanhellemont, M., Bruelheide, H., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Baasch, A., Erfmeier, A., Hock, M., Verheyen, K.

(2015):
Disentangling tree species identity and richness effects on the herb layer: first results from a German tree diversity experimentJournal of Vegetation Science26(4), 742-55

Baudis, M., Premper, T., Welk, E., Bruelheide, H.

(2015):
The response of three Fagus sylvatica L. provenances to water availability at different soil depthsEcological Research30(5), 853-65

Breitschwerdt, E., Jandt, U., Bruelheide, H.

(2015):
Do newcomers stick to the rules of the residents? Designing trait-based community assembly testsJournal of Vegetation Science26(2), 219-32

Eichenberg, D., Purschke, O., Ristok, C., Wessjohann, L., Bruelheide, H.

(2015):
Trade-offs between physical and chemical carbon-based leaf defence: of intraspecific variation and trait evolutionJournal of Ecology103(6), 1667-79

Eichenberg, D., Trogisch, S., Huang, Y., He, J.-S., Bruelheide, H.

(2015):
Shifts in community leaf functional traits are related to litter decomposition along a secondary forest succession series in subtropical ChinaJournal of Plant Ecology8(4), 401-10

Gao, C., Zhang, Y., Shi, N.-N., Zheng, Y., Chen, L., Wubet, T., Bruelheide, H., Both, S., Buscot, F., Ding, Q., Erfmeier, A., et al.

(2015):
Community assembly of ectomycorrhizal fungi along a subtropical secondary forest successionNew Phytologist205(2), 771-85

Gimbel, K. F., Felsmann, K., Baudis, M., Puhlmann, H., Gessler, A., Bruelheide, H., Kayler, Z., Ellerbrock, R. H., Ulrich, A., Welk, E., Weiler, M.

(2015):
Drought in forest understory ecosystems - a novel rainfall reduction experimentBiogeosciences12(4), 961-75

Goebes, P., Bruelheide, H., Haerdtle, W., Kroeber, W., Kuehn, P., Li, Y., Seitz, S., von Oheimb, G.,  Scholten, T.

(2015):
Species-Specific Effects on Throughfall Kinetic Energy in Subtropical Forest Plantations Are Related to Leaf Traits and Tree ArchitecturePlos One10(6), e0128084

Hock, M., Beckmann, M., Hofmann, R. W., Bruelheide, H., Erfmeier, A.

(2015):
Effects of UV-B radiation on germination characteristics in invasive plants in New ZealandNeobiota26, 21-37

Hofmann, M., Bruelheide, H.

(2015):
Frost hardiness of tree species is independent of phenology and macroclimatic nicheJournal of Biosciences40(1), 147-57

Hofmann, M., Durka, W., Liesebach, M., Bruelheide, H.

(2015):
Intraspecific variability in frost hardiness of Fagus sylvatica LEuropean Journal of Forest Research134(3), 433-41

Isbell, F., Craven, D., Connolly, J., Loreau, M., Schmid, B., Beierkuhnlein, C., Bezemer, T. M., Bonin, C., Bruelheide, H., de Luca, E., Ebeling, A., Griffin, J. N., Guo, Q., Hautier, Y., Hector, A., Jentsch, A., Kreyling, J., Lanta, V., Manning, P., Meyer, S. T., Mori, A. S., Naeem, S., Niklaus, P. A., Polley, H. W., Reich, P. B., Roscher, C., Seabloom, E. W., Smith, M. D., Thakur, M. P., Tilman, D., Tracy, B. F., van der Putten, W. H., van Ruijven, J., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W. W., Wilsey, B., Eisenhauer, N.

(2015):
Biodiversity increases the resistance of ecosystem productivity to climate extremesNature526(7574), 574-77

Korell, L., Schmidt, R., Bruelheide, H., Hensen, I., Auge, H.

(2015):
Mechanisms driving diversity-productivity relationships differ between exotic and native communities and are affected by gastropod herbivoryOecologia180(4), 1025-36

Kröber, W., Heklau, H., Bruelheide, H.

(2015):
Leaf morphology of 40 evergreen and deciduous broadleaved subtropical tree species and relationships to functional ecophysiological traitsPlant Biology17(2), 373-83

Kröber, W., Plath, I., Heklau, H., Bruelheide, H.

(2015):
Relating Stomatal Conductance to Leaf Functional TraitsJove-Journal of Visualized Experiments(104), 52738

Kröber, W., Li, Y., Haerdtle, W., Ma, K., Schmid, B., Schmidt, K., Scholten, T., Seidler, G., von Oheimb, G., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Bruelheide, H.

(2015):
Early subtropical forest growth is driven by community mean trait values and functional diversity rather than the abiotic environmentEcology and Evolution5(17), 3541-56

Liu, H., Bruelheide, H., Ewald, J., Chytry, M.

(2015):
Temperate forests in continental East AsiaApplied Vegetation Science18(1), 3-4

Paine, C. E. T., Amissah, L., Auge, H., Baraloto, C., Baruffol, M., Bourland, N., Bruelheide, H., Daïnou, K., de Gouvenain, R. C., Doucet, J.-L., et al.

(2015):
Globally, functional traits are poor predictors of juvenile tree growthJournal of Ecology103(4), 978-89

Schuldt, A., Bruelheide, H., Härdtle, W., Assmann, T., Li, Y., Ma, K., von Oheimb, G., Zhang, J.

(2015):
Early positive effects of tree species richness on herbivory in a large-scale forest biodiversity experiment influence tree growthJournal of Ecology103(3), 563-71

Schuldt, A., Wubet, T., Buscot, F., Staab, M., Assmann, T., Bohnke-Kammerlander, M., Both, S., Erfmeier, A., Klein, A.-M., Ma, K., Pietsch, K., Schultze, S., Wirth, C., Zhang, J., Zumstein, P., Bruelheide, H.

(2015):
Multitrophic diversity in a biodiverse forest is highly nonlinear across spatial scalesNature Communications6, 10169

Baudis, M., Ellerbrock, R. H., Felsmann, K., Gessler, A., Gimbel, K., Kayler, Z., Puhlmann, H., Ulrich, A., Weiler, M., Welk, E., Bruelheide, H.

(2014):
Intraspecific differences in responses to rainshelter-induced drought and competition of Fagus sylvatica L. across GermanyForest Ecology and Management330, 283-93

Beckmann, M., Bruelheide, H., Erfmeier, A.

(2014):
Local performance of six clonal alien species differs between native and invasive regions in Germany and New ZealandAustral Ecology39(4), 378-87

Beckstein, C., Böcke, r. S., Bogdan, M., Bruehlheide, H., Bücker, M. H., Denzler, J., Dittrich, P., Grosse, I., Hinneburg, A., König-Ries, B., Löffler, F., Marz, M., Müller-Hannemann, M., Winter, M., Zimmermann, W.

(2014):
Explorative Analysis of Heterogeneous, Unstructured, and Uncertain Data - A Computer Science Perspective on Biodiversity ResearchProceedings of 3rd International Conference on Data Management Technologies and Applications, 251-57

Böhnke, M., Kröber, W., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Bruelheide, H., Kühn, I.

(2014):
Maintenance of constant functional diversity during secondary succession of a subtropical forest in ChinaJournal of Vegetation Science25(3), 897-911

Bruelheide, H., Nadrowski, K., Assmann, T., Bauhus, J., Both, S., Buscot, F., Chen, X.-Y., Ding, B., Durka, W., Erfmeier, A., Gutknecht, J. L. M., Guo, D., Guo, L.-D., Härdtle, W., He, J.-S., Klein, A.-M., Kühn, P., Liang, Y., Liu, X., Michalski, S., Niklaus, P. A., Pei, K., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scholten, T., Schuldt, A., Seidler, G., Trogisch, S., von Oheimb, G., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., et al.

(2014):
Designing forest biodiversity experiments: general considerations illustrated by a new large experiment in subtropical ChinaMethods in Ecology and Evolution5(1), 74-89

Dengler, J., Bruelheide, H., Purschke, O., Chytrý, M., Jansen, F., Hennekens, S. M., Jandt, U., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Kattge, J., Pillar, V. D., Sandel, B., Winter, M., sPlot Consortium

(2014):
sPlot – the new global vegetation-plot database for addressing trait-environment relationships across the world’s biomes In: Mucina, L., Price, J.N., Kalwij, J.M. (Eds.) Biodiversity and vegetation: patterns, processes, conservation Kwongan Foundation, Perth, p. 90

Eichenberg, D., Ristok, C., Kröber, W., Bruelheide, H.

(2014):
Plant polyphenols – implications of different sampling, storage and sample processing in biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experimentsChemistry and Ecology30(7), 676-92

Grossiord, C., Granier, A., Ratcliffe, S., Bouriaud, O., Bruelheide, H., Checko, E., Forrester, D. I., Dawud, S. M., Finer, L., Pollastrini, M., et al.

(2014):
Tree diversity does not always improve resistance of forest ecosystems to droughtProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America111(41), 14812-15

Hantsch, L., Bien, S., Radatz, S., Braun, U., Auge, H., Bruelheide, H.

(2014):
Tree diversity and the role of non-host neighbour tree species in reducing fungal pathogen infestationJournal of Ecology102(6), 1673-87

Hantsch, L., Braun, U., Haase, J., Purschke, O., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Bruelheide, H.

(2014):
No plant functional diversity effects on foliar fungal pathogens in experimental tree communitiesFungal Diversity66(1), 139-51

Hofmann, M., Jager, M., Bruelheide, H.

(2014):
Relationship between frost hardiness of adults and seedlings of different tree speciesiForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry7(5), 282-288

Kröber, W., Bruelheide, H.

(2014):
Transpiration and stomatal control: a cross-species study of leaf traits in 39 evergreen and deciduous broadleaved subtropical tree speciesTrees28(3), 901-14

Kröber, W., Zhang, S., Ehmig, M., Bruelheide, H.

(2014):
Linking Xylem Hydraulic Conductivity and Vulnerability to the Leaf Economics Spectrum-A Cross-Species Study of 39 Evergreen and Deciduous Broadleaved Subtropical Tree SpeciesPLoS ONE9(11), e109211

Lang, A. C., von Oheimb, G., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Yang, B., Trogisch, S., Bruelheide, H., Ma, K., Härdtle, W., Kardol, P.

(2014):
Mixed afforestation of young subtropical trees promotes nitrogen acquisition and retentionJournal of Applied Ecology51(1), 224-33

Lang, A., Härdtle, W., Bruelheide, H., von Oheimb, G.

(2014):
Local neighborhood competition following an extraordinary snow break event: implications for tree-individual growthiForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry7(1), 19-24

Li, Y., Härdtle, W., Bruelheide, H., Nadrowski, K., Scholten, T., von Wehrden, H., von Oheimb, G.

(2014):
Site and neighborhood effects on growth of tree saplings in subtropical plantations (China)Ecology and Management327, 118-27

Nadrowski, K., Pietsch, K., Baruffol, M., Both, S., Gutknecht, J., Bruelheide, H., Heklau, H., Kahl, A., Kahl, T., Niklaus, P., Kröber, W., Liu, X., Mi, X., Michalski, S., von Oheimb, G., Purschke, O., Schmid, B., Fang, T., Welk, E., Wirth, C.

(2014):
Tree Species Traits but Not Diversity Mitigate Stem Breakage in a Subtropical Forest following a Rare and Extreme Ice StormPLoS ONE9(5), e96022

Pompe, S., Hanspach, J., Badeck, F. W., Klotz, S., Bruelheide, H., Kühn, I.

(2014):
Using ecological and life-history characteristics for projecting species' responses to climate changeFrontiers of Biogeography6(3), 119-31

Schuldt, A., Assmann, T., Bruelheide, H., Durka, W., Eichenberg, D., Härdtle, W., Kröber, W., Michalski, S. G., Purschke, O.

(2014):
Functional and phylogenetic diversity of woody plants drive herbivory in a highly diverse forestNew Phytologist202(3), 864-73

Schuldt, A., Baruffol, M., Bruelheide, H., Chen, S. M., Chi, X. L., Wall, M., Assmann, T.

(2014):
Woody plant phylogenetic diversity mediates bottom-up control of arthropod biomass in species-rich forestsOecologia176(1), 171-82

Staab, M., Schuldt, A., Assmann, T., Bruelheide, H., Klein, A.-M.

(2014):
Ant community structure during forest succession in a subtropical forest in South-East ChinaActa Oecologica61, 32-40

Welk, A., Welk, E., Bruelheide, H.

(2014):
Biotic Interactions Overrule Plant Responses to Climate, Depending on the Species' BiogeographyPLoS ONE9(10), e111023

Baeten, L., Verheyen, K., Wirth, C., Bruelheide, H., Bussotti, F., Finér, L., Jaroszewicz, B., Selvi, F., Valladares, F., Allan, E., Ampoorter, E., Auge, H., et al.

(2013):
A novel comparative research platform designed to determine the functional significance of tree species diversity in European forestsPerspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics15(5), 281-91

Erfmeier, A., Hantsch, L., Bruelheide, H.

(2013):
The Role of Propagule Pressure, Genetic Diversity and Microsite Availability for Senecio vernalis InvasionPLoS ONE8(2), e57029

Hantsch, L., Braun, U., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Bruelheide, H.

(2013):
Species richness and species identity effects on occurrence of foliar fungal pathogens in a tree diversity experimentEcosphere4(7), art81

Schuldt, A., Bruelheide, H., Durka, W., Michalski, S. G., Purschke, O., Assmann, T.

(2013):
Tree diversity promotes functional dissimilarity and maintains functional richness despite species loss in predator assemblagesOecologia174(2), 533-43

Wu, Y. T., Wubet, T., Trogisch, S., Both, S., Scholten, T., Bruelheide, H., Buscot, F.

(2013):
Forest Age and Plant Species Composition Determine the Soil Fungal Community Composition in a Chinese Subtropical ForestPLoS ONE8(6), e66829

Yang, X., Bauhus, J., Both, S., Fang, T., Härdtle, W., Kröber, W., Ma, K., Nadrowski, K., Pei, K., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scholten, T., Seidler, G., Schmid, B., Oheimb, G., Bruelheide, H.

(2013):
Establishment success in a forest biodiversity and ecosystem functioning experiment in subtropical China (BEF-China)European Journal of Forest Research132(4), 593-606
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