PD Dr Christiane Roscher

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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 *

Dietrich, P., Cesarz, S., Eisenhauer, N., Roscher, C.

(2020): Effects of steam sterilization on soil abiotic and biotic properties. SOIL ORGANISMS 92(2) *

Dietrich, P., Roscher, C., Clark, A. T., Eisenhauer, N., Schmid, B., Wagg, C.

(2020): Diverse plant mixtures sustain a greater arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi spore viability than monocultures after 12 years. Journal of Plant Ecology (in press) *

Feng, Y., Soliveres, S., Allan, E., Rosenbaum, B., Wagg, C., Tabi, A., De Luca, E., Eisenhauer, N., Schmid, B., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W. W., Roscher, C., Fischer, M.

(2020): Inferring competitive outcomes, ranks and intransitivity from empirical data: A comparison of different methods. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11(1), 117-128 *

Jochum, M., Fischer, M., Isbell, F., Roscher, C., van der Plas, F., ..., Eisenhauer, N., ..., Kattge, J., ..., Vogel, A., ..., Weigelt, A., ..., Manning, P.

(2020): The results of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiments are realistic. Nature Ecology & Evolution (in press) *

Kattge, J., ..., Bruelheide, H., ..., De Frutos, A.,..., Durka, W., ..., Erfmeier, A., ..., Jandt, U., ..., Klotz, S., ..., Kühn, I.,..., Römermann, C., ..., Roscher, C., ..., Rüger, N.,..., Wirth, C., Nutrient, N.

(2020): TRY plant trait database - enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology 26(1), 119-188

Koffel, T., Kremer, C. T., Bannar-Martin, K., Ernest, S. K. M., Eisenhauer, N., Roscher, C., Sarmento Cabral, J., Leibold, M. A.

(2020): Modeling How Community Assembly Alters the Functioning of Ecosystems. bioRxiv (in press) *

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) *

Ochoa-Hueso, R., Borer, E. T., Seabloom, E. W., Hobbie, S. E., Risch, A. C., Collins, S. L., ..., Eisenhauer, N., Esch, E. H., Eskelinen, A., ..., Roscher, C., ..., Siebert, J., ..., Virtanen, R., ..., Zamin, T.

(2020): Microbial processing of plant remains is co-limited by multiple nutrients in global grasslands. Global Change Biology *

Slabbert, E. L., Schweiger, O., Wubet, T., Kautzner, A., Baessler, C., Auge, H., Roscher, C., Knight, T. M.

(2020): Scale-dependent impact of land management on above- and belowground biodiversity. Ecology and Evolution (in press)

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 *

Beugnon, R., Steinauer, K., Barnes, A. D., Ebeling, A., Roscher, C., Eisenhauer, N.

(2019): Plant functional trait identity and diversity effects on soil meso- and macrofauna in an experimental grassland. In: Eisenhauer, N. Bohan, D. A. Dumbrell, A. J. (Eds.) Mechanisms Underlying the Relationship between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function Academic Press Ltd-Elsevier Science Ltd, London, p. 163-184 *

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) *

Dietrich, P., Roeder, A., Cesarz, S., Eisenhauer, N., Ebeling, A., Schmid, B., Schulze, E. D., Wagg, C., Weigelt, A., Roscher, C.

(2019): Nematode communities, plant nutrient economy, and life-cycle characteristics jointly determine plant monoculture performance over 12-years. Oikos (in press) *

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 *

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

Giling, D. P., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Meyer, S. T., Roscher, C., Rzanny, M., Voigt, W., Weisser, W. W., Hines, J.

(2019): Plant diversity alters the representation of motifs in food webs. Nature Communications 10, 1226

Guerrero-Ramírez, N. R., Craven, D., Reich, P. B., Ewel, J. J., Isbell, F., Koricheva, J., Parrotta, J. A., Auge, H., ..., Eisenhauer, N

(2019): Author Correction: Diversity-dependent temporal divergence of ecosystem functioning in experimental ecosystems. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3(9), 1365-1366 *

Risch, A. C., Zimmermann, S., Ochoa-Hueso, R., Schütz, M., ..., Harpole, W. S., ..., Eisenhauer, N., Esch, E., Eskelinen, A., ..., Roscher, C., Sankaran, M., Siebert, J. et al.

(2019): Soil net nitrogen mineralisation across global grasslands. Nature Communications 10(1) *

Roeder, A., Schweingruber, F. H., Fischer, M., Roscher, C.

(2019): Increasing plant diversity of experimental grasslands alters the age and growth of Plantago lanceolata from younger and faster to older and slower. Oikos 128(8), 1182-1193

Roscher, C., Karlowsky, S., Milcu, A., Gessler, A., Bachmann, D., Jesch, A., Lange, M., Mellado-Vazquez, P., Strecker, T., Landais, D., et al.

(2019): Functional composition has stronger impact than species richness on carbon gain and allocation in experimental grasslands. PLOS ONE 14(1), e0204715

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 ecosystems. Nature Communications 10(1), 1460

Thakur, M. P., Quast, V., van Dam, N. M., Eisenhauer, N., Roscher, C., Biere, A., Martinez-Medina, A.

(2019): Interactions between functionally diverse fungal mutualists inconsistently affect plant performance and competition. Oikos 128(8), 1136-1146

Wagg, C., K. E. Barry, M. J. O'Brien, A. McKenzie-Gopsill, C. Roscher, N. Eisenhauer, B. Schmid

(2019): Not even wrong: Comment by Wagg et al. Ecology (in press) *

Bachmann, D., Roscher, C., Buchmann, N.

(2018): How do leaf trait values change spatially and temporally with light availability in a grassland diversity experiment?. Oikos 127(7), 935-48

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

Buchmann, T., Schumacher, J., Roscher, C.

(2018): Intraspecific trait variation in three common grass species reveals fine-scale species adjustment to local environmental conditions. Journal of Plant Ecology 11(6), 887-98

Craven, D., Eisenhauer, N., Pearse, W. D., Hautier, Y., Isbell, F., Roscher, C., Bahn, M., Beierkuhnlein, C., Bonisch, G., Buchmann, N., Byun, C., Catford, J. A., Cerabolini, B. E. L., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Craine, J. M., De Luca, E., Ebeling, A., Griffin, J. N., Hector, A., Hines, J., Jentsch, A., Kattge, J., Kreyling, J., Lanta, V., Lemoine, N., Meyer, S. T., Minden, V., Onipchenko, V., Polley, H. W., Reich, P. B., van Ruijven, J., Schamp, B., Smith, M. D., Soudzilovskaia, N. A., Tilman, D., Weigelt, A., Wilsey, B., Manning, P.

(2018): Multiple facets of biodiversity drive the diversity-stability relationship. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2(10), 1579-87

Fischer, C., Leimer, S., Roscher, C., Ravenek, J., Kroon, H., Kreutziger, Y., Baade, J., Beßler, H., Eisenhauer, N., Weigelt, A., Mommer, L., Lange, M., Gleixner, G., Wilcke, W., Schröder, B., Hildebrandt, A.

(2018): Plant species richness and functional groups have different effects on soil water content in a decade-long grassland experiment. Journal of Ecology 107(1), 127-41

Guderle, M., Bachmann, D., Milcu, A., Gockele, A., Bechmann, M., Fischer, C., Roscher, C., Landais, D., Ravel, O., Devidal, S., Roy, J., Gessler, A., Buchmann, N., Weigelt, A., Hildebrandt, A.

(2018): Dynamic niche partitioning in root water uptake facilitates efficient water use in more diverse grassland plant communities. Functional Ecology 32(1), 214-27

Guiz, J., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Hacker, N., Hertzog, L., Oelmann, Y., Roscher, C., Wagg, C., Hillebrand, H.

(2018): Interspecific competition alters leaf stoichiometry in 20 grassland species. Oikos 127(7), 903-14

Meyer, S. T., Ptacnik, R., Hillebrand, H., Bessler, H., Buchmann, N., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Engels, C., Fischer, M., Halle, S., Klein, A.-M., Oelmann, Y., Roscher, C., Rottstock, T., Scherber, C., Scheu, S., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.-D., Temperton, V. M., Tscharntke, T., Voigt, W., Weigelt, A., Wilcke, W., Weisser, W. W.

(2018): Biodiversity–multifunctionality relationships depend on identity and number of measured functions. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2(1), 44-49

Roscher, C., Gubsch, M., Lipowsky, A., Schumacher, J., Weigelt, A., Buchmann, N., Schulze, E.-D., Schmid, B.

(2018): Trait means, trait plasticity and trait differences to other species jointly explain species performances in grasslands of varying diversity. Oikos 127(6), 865

Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Gubsch, M., Lipowsky, A., Weigelt, A., Buchmann, N., Schmid, B., Schulze, E. D.

(2018): Origin context of trait data matters for predictions of community performance in a grassland biodiversity experiment. Ecology 99(5), 1214-26

Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Gubsch, M., Lipowsky, A., Weigelt, A., Buchmann, N., Schulze, E.-D., Schmid, B.

(2018): Interspecific trait differences rather than intraspecific trait variation increase the extent and filling of community trait space with increasing plant diversity in experimental grasslands. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 33, 42-50

Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Lipowsky, A., Gubsch, M., Weigelt, A., Schmid, B., Buchmann, N., Schulze, E.-D.

(2018): Functional groups differ in trait means, but not in trait plasticity to species richness in local grassland communities. Ecology 99(10), 2295-307

Dietrich, P., Buchmann, T., Cesarz, S., Eisenhauer, N., Roscher, C.

(2017): Fertilization, soil and plant community characteristics determine soil microbial activity in managed temperate grasslands. Plant and Soil 419(1-2), 189-99

Fergus, A. J. F., Gerighausen, U., Roscher, C.

(2017): Vascular plant diversity structures bryophyte colonization in experimental grassland. Journal of Vegetation Science 28(5), 903-14

Guerrero-Ramírez, N. R., Craven, D., Reich, P. B., Ewel, J. J., Isbell, F., Koricheva, J., Parrotta, J. A., Auge, H., Erickson, H. E., Forrester, D. I., Hector, A., Joshi, J., Montagnini, F., Palmborg, C., Piotto, D., Potvin, C., Roscher, C., van Ruijven, J., Tilman, D., Wilsey, B., Eisenhauer, N.

(2017): Diversity-dependent temporal divergence of ecosystem functioning in experimental ecosystems. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1(11), 1639-42

Meyer, S. T., Scheithe, L., Hertzog, L., Ebeling, A., Wagg, C., Roscher, C., Weisser, W. W.

(2017): Consistent increase in herbivory along two experimental plant diversity gradients over multiple years. Ecosphere 8(7)

Milcu, A., Gessler, A., Roscher, C., Rose, L., Kayler, Z., Bachmann, D., Pirhofer-Walzl, K., Zavadlav, S., Galiano, L., Buchmann, T., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Roy, J.

(2017): Top canopy nitrogen allocation linked to increased grassland carbon uptake in stands of varying species richness. Scientific Reports 7(1), 8392

Roeder, A., Schweingruber, F. H., Fischer, M., Roscher, C.

(2017): Growth ring analysis of multiple dicotyledonous herb species—a novel community-wide approach. Basic and Applied Ecology 21, 23-33

Steinauer, K., Fischer, F. M., Roscher, C., Scheu, S., Eisenhauer, N.

(2017): Spatial plant resource acquisition traits explain plant community effects on soil microbial properties. Pedobiologia 65, 50-57

Wagg, C., Ebeling, A., Roscher, C., Ravenek, J., Bachmann, D., Eisenhauer, N., Mommer, L., Buchmann, N., Hillebrand, H., Schmid, B., Weisser, W. W.

(2017): Functional trait dissimilarity drives both species complementarity and competitive disparity. Functional Ecology 31(12), 2320-29

Weisser, W. W., Roscher, C., Meyer, S., Ebeling, A., Luo, G., Allan, E., Beßler, H., Barnard, R., Buchmann, N., Buscot, F., Engels, C., Fischer, C., Fischer, M., Gessler, A., Gleixner, G., Halle, S., Hildebrandt, A., Hillebrand, H., de Kroon, H., Lange, M., Leimer, S., Le Roux, X., Milcu, A., Mommer, L., Niklaus, P., Oelmann, Y., Proulx, R., Roy, J., Scherber, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scheu, S., Tscharntke, T., Wachendorf, M., Wagg, C., Weigelt, A., Wilcke, W., Wirth, C., Schulze, E.-D., Schmid, B., Eisenhauer, N.

(2017): Biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning in a 15-year grassland experiment: patterns, mechanisms, and open questions. Basic and Applied Ecology 23, 1-73

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 drought. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371(1694)

Dudenhöffer, J.-H., Pufal, G., Roscher, C., Klein, A.-M.

(2016): Plant density can increase invertebrate postdispersal seed predation in an experimental grassland community. Ecology and Evolution 6(11), 3796-807

Fischer F. M., Wright A. J., Eisenhauer N., Ebeling A., Roscher C., Wagg C., Weigelt A., Weisser  W. W., Pillar V. D.

(2016): Plant species richness and functional traits affect community stability after a flood event. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371(1694)

Leimer, S., Oelmann, Y., Eisenhauer, N., Milcu, A., Roscher, C., Scheu, S., Weigelt, A., Wirth, C., Wilcke, W.

(2016): Mechanisms behind plant diversity effects on inorganic and organic N leaching from temperate grassland. Biogeochemistry 131(3), 339-53

Meyer, S. T., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Hertzog, L., Hillebrand, H., Milcu, A., Pompe, S., Abbas, M., Bessler, H., Buchmann, N., De Luca, E., Engels, C., Fischer, M., Gleixner, G., Hudewenz, A., Klein, A.-M., de Kroon, H., Leimer, S., Loranger, H., Mommer, L., Oelmann, Y., Ravenek, J. M., Roscher, C., Rottstock, T., Scherber, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scheu, S., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.-D., Staudler, A., Strecker, T., Temperton, V., Tscharntke, T., Vogel, A., et al.

(2016): Effects of biodiversity strengthen over time as ecosystem functioning declines at low and increases at high biodiversity. Ecosphere 7(12), e01619

Roscher, C., Schmid, B., Kolle, O., Schulze, E. D.

(2016): Complementarity among four highly productive grassland species depends on resource availability. Oecologia 181(2), 571-82

Roscher, C., Schumacher, J.

(2016): Positive diversity effects on productivity in mixtures of arable weed species as related to density–size relationships. Journal of Plant Ecology 9(6), 792-804

Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Petermann, J. S., Fergus, A. J. F., Gerighausen, U., Michalski, S. G., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.-D.

(2016): Convergent high diversity in naturally colonized experimental grasslands is not related to increased productivity. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 20, 32-45

Schaller, J., Roscher, C., Hillebrand, H., Weigelt, A., Oelmann, Y., Wilcke, W., Ebeling, A., Weisser, W. W.

(2016): Plant diversity and functional groups affect Si and Ca pools in aboveground biomass of grassland systems. Oecologia 182(1), 277-86

Siebenkäs, A., Roscher, C.

(2016): Functional composition rather than species richness determines root characteristics of experimental grasslands grown at different light and nutrient availability. Plant and Soil 404(1-2), 399-412

Siebenkäs, A., Schumacher, J., Roscher, C.

(2016): Resource Availability Alters Biodiversity Effects in Experimental Grass-Forb Mixtures. PLoS ONE 11(6), e0158110

Siebenkäs, A., Schumacher, J., Roscher, C.

(2016): Trait variation in response to resource availability and plant diversity modulates functional dissimilarity among species in experimental grasslands. Journal of Plant Ecology 10(6), 981-93

Bachmann, D., Gockele, A., Ravenek, J. M., Roscher, C., Strecker, T., Weigelt, A., Buchmann, N.

(2015): No Evidence of Complementary Water Use along a Plant Species Richness Gradient in Temperate Experimental Grasslands. Plos One 10(1), e0116367

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 extremes. Nature 526(7574), 574-77

Thakur, M. P., Milcu, A., Manning, P., Niklaus, P. A., Roscher, C., Power, S., Reich, P. B., Scheu, S., Tilman, D., Ai, F., Guo, H., Ji, R., Pierce, S., Ramirez, N. G., Richter, A. N., Steinauer, K., Strecker, T., Vogel, A., Eisenhauer, N.

(2015): Plant diversity drives soil microbial biomass carbon in grasslands irrespective of global environmental change factors. Global Change Biology 21(11), 4076-85

Wright, A. J., Ebeling, A., de Kroon, H., Roscher, C., Weigelt, A., Buchmann, N., Buchmann, T., Fischer, C., Hacker, N., Hildebrandt, A., Leimer, S., Mommer, L., Oelmann, Y., Scheu, S., Steinauer, K., Strecker, T., Weisser, W., Wilcke, W., Eisenhauer, N.

(2015): Flooding disturbances increase resource availability and productivity but reduce stability in diverse plant communities. Nature Communications 6, 6092
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