Prof Nico Eisenhauer

Head of Research Group

Selected publications


Since 2007, 264 publications in international peer-reviewed journals; h-index 55 (Google Scholar, December 11th 2019), i10-index 160, citations 10.024; e.g. Nature, Science, PNAS, Nature Ecology & Evolution, Nature Communications, Ecology Letters. See CV for complete list of publications.

1. Eisenhauer N, Bonn A, Guerra CA (2019) Recognizing the quiet extinction of invertebrates. Nature Communications 10: Article number 50.

2. Eisenhauer N, Dobies T, Cesarz S, Hobbie SE, Meyer RJ, Worm K, Reich PB. (2013) Plant diversity effects on soil food webs are stronger than those of elevated CO2 and N deposition in a long-term grassland experiment. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 110:6889–6894.

3. Eisenhauer N and Guerra CA (2019) Global maps of soil nematode worms. Nature 572:187-188.

4. Eisenhauer N*, Hines J*, Isbell F, van der Plas F, Hobbie SE, Kazanski CE, Lehmann A, Liu M, Lochner A, Rillig MC, Vogel A, Worm K, Reich PB (2018) Plant diversity maintains multiple soil functions in future environments. eLife 7:e41228. *shared first authorship

5. Isbell F, Craven D, 34 co-authors, Eisenhauer N (2015) Biodiversity increases the resistance of ecosystem productivity to climate extremes. Nature 626:574–577.

6. Phillips HRP, Guerra CA, 137 co-authors, Cameron EK*, Eisenhauer N* (2019) Global distribution of earthworm diversity. Science, accepted. *shared senior authorship.

7. Reich PB, Tilman D, Isbell F, Mueller K, Hobbie SE, Flynn DFB, Eisenhauer N (2012) Impacts of biodiversity loss escalate through time as redundancy fades. Science 336:589–592.

8. Scherber C, Eisenhauer N, 37 co-authors, Tscharnke T (2010) Bottom-up effects of plant diversity on biotic interactions in a biodiversity experiment. Nature 468:553–556.

9. Schwarz B, Barnes AD*, Thakur MP, Brose U, Ciobanu M, Reich PB, Rich RL, Rosenbaum B, Stefanski A, Eisenhauer N* (2017) Warming alters energetic structure and function but not resilience of soil food webs. Nature Climate Change 7:895-900. *shared senior authorship.

10. Thakur MP, Reich PB, Hobbie SE, Stefanski A, Rich R, Rice KE, Eddy WC, Eisenhauer N (2018) Reduced feeding activity of soil detritivores under warmer and drier conditions. Nature Climate Change 8:75-78.



Papers in peer-reviewed journals (chronologically, date of acceptance; see CV for complete list of publications)

(Google Scholar, December 11th 2019, h-index 55, i10-index 160, citations 10.024)


264 Dietrich P, Roeder A, Cesarz S, Eisenhauer N, Ebeling A, Schmid B, Schulze E-D, Wagg C, Weigelt A, Roscher C (2020) Nematode community, nutrient economy, and life-cycle characteristics jointly determine plant monoculture performance over 12-years. Oikos, DOI: 10.1111/oik.06989.

263 Siebert J, Ciobanu M, Schädler M, Eisenhauer N (2019) Climate change and land use induce functional shifts in soil nematode communities. Oecologia,

262 Feng Y, Soliveres S, Allan E, Rosenbaum E, Wagg C, Tabi A, De Luca E, Eisenhauer N, Schmid B, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Roscher C, Fischer M (2019) Inferring competitive outcomes, ranks and intransitivity from empirical data: a comparison of different methods. Methods in Ecology & Evolution,

261 Ferlian O, Thakur MP, González AC, San Emeterio LM, Marr S, da Silva Rocha B, Eisenhauer N (2019) Soil chemistry turned upside down: a meta-analysis of invasive earthworm effects on soil chemical properties. Ecology,

260 Clark AT, Turnbull LA, Tredennick A, Allan E, Harpole WS, Mayfield MM, Soliveres S, Barry K, Eisenhauer N, de Kroon H, Rosenbaum B, Wagg C, Weigelt A, Feng Y, Roscher C, Schmid B (2019) Predicting species abundances in a grassland biodiversity experiment: Tradeoffs between model complexity and generality. Journal of Ecology;

259 Thakur MP, Phillips HRP, Brose U, De Vries FT, Lavelle P, Loreau M, Mathieu J, Mulder C, van der Putten WH, Rillig MC, Wardle DA, Bach E, Bartz M, Bennett JM, Briones MJI, Brown G, Decaëns T, Eisenhauer N, Ferlian O, Guerra CA, König-Ries B, Orgiazzi A, Ramirez KS, Russell DJ, Rutgers M, Wall DH, Cameron EK (2019) Toward an integrative understanding of soil biodiversity. Biological Reviews,

258 Barry KE, van Ruijven J, Mommer L, Bai Y, Beierkuhnlein C, Buchmann N, de Kroon H, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Guimaraes-Steinicke C, Hildebrandt A, Isbell F, Milcu A, Neßhöver C, Reich PB, Roscher C, Sauheitl L, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schmid B, Tilman D, von Felten S, Weigelt A (2019) Limited evidence for spatial resource partitioning across temperate grassland biodiversity experiments. Ecology,

257 Klein A, Eisenhauer N, Schaefer I (2019) Invasive lumbricid earthworms in North America – different life-histories but common dispersal?Journal of Biogeography, accepted.


256 Singh J, Schädler M, Demetrio W, Brown GG, Eisenhauer N (2019) Climate change effects on earthworms - a review. Soil Organisms 91: 114-138; DOI 10.25674/so91iss3pp114.

255 Smith GR, Crowther TW, Eisenhauer N, van den Hoogen J (2019) Building a global database of soil microbial biomass and function: a call for collaboration. Soil Organisms 91: 140-143; DOI 10.25674/so91iss3pp140.

254 Risch AC, Zimmermann S, Ochoa-Hueso R, Schütz M, Frey B, Firn JL, Fay PA, Hagedorn F, Borer ET, Seabloom EW, Harpole WS, Knops JMH, McCulley RL, Broadbent AAD, Stevens CJ, Silveira ML, Adler PB, Báez S, Biedermann LA, Blair JM, Brown CS, Caldeira MC, Collins SL, Daleo P, di Virgilio A, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Esch E, Eskelinen A, Hagenah N, Hautier Y, Kirkman KP, MacDougall AS, Moore JL, Power SA, Prober SM, Roscher C, Sankaran M, Siebert J, Speziale KL, Tognetti PM, Virtanen R, Yahdjian L Moser B (2019) Soil net nitrogen mineralization across global grasslands. Nature Communications 10: 4981;

253 Fernando T Maestre and Eisenhauer N (2019) Recommendations for establishing global collaborative networks in ecology. Soil Organisms 91: 73-83.

252 Eisenhauer N, Bonkowski M, Brose U, Buscot F, Durka W, Ebeling A, Fischer M, Gleixner G, Heintz-Buschart A, Hines J, Jesch A, Lange M, Meyer S, Roscher C, Scheu S, Schielzeth H, Schloter M, Schulz S, Unsicker S, van Dam NM, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Wirth C, Wolf J, Schmid B (2019) Biotic interactions, community assembly, and eco-evolutionary dynamics as drivers of long-term biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships. Research Ideas and Outcomes 5: e47042.

251 Yin R, Gruss I, Eisenhauer N, Kardol P, Thakur MP, Schmidt A, Xu Z, Siebert J, Zhang C, Wu G-L, Schädler M (2019) Land use modulates the effects of climate change on density but not community composition of Collembola. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 138: 107598.

250 Phillips HRP, Guerra CA, 137 co-authors, Cameron EK*, Eisenhauer N* (2019) Global distribution of earthworm diversity. Science 366: 480-485; DOI: 10.1126/science.aax4851. *shared senior authorship.

249 Gottschall F, Davids S, Newiger-Dous TE, Auge H, Cesarz S, Eisenhauer N (2019) Tree species identity determines wood decomposition via microclimatic effects. Ecology & Evolution 9: 12113-12127;

248 Cesarz S, Schulz AE, Beugnon R, Eisenhauer N (2019) Testing soil nematode extraction efficiency using different variations of the Baermann-funnel method. Soil Organisms 91: 61-72.

247 Phillips HRP, Beaumelle L, Tyndall K, Burton VJ, Cameron EK, Eisenhauer N, Ferlian O (2019) The effects of global change on soil faunal communities: a meta-analytic approach. Research Ideas and Outcomes 5: e36427, doi: 10.3897/rio.5.e36427.

246 González Macé O, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Cesarz S, Scheu S (2019) Variations in trophic niches of generalist predators with plant community composition as indicated by stable isotopes and fatty acids. Soil Organisms 91: 45-59.

245 Eisenhauer N and Guerra CA (2019) Global maps of soil nematode worms. Nature 572: 187-188, doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-02197-0.

244 Eisenhauer N and Xylander WER (2019) Soil Organisms – an international open access journal on the taxonomic and functional biodiversity in the soil. Soil Organims 91: 33-35.

243 Wagg C, Barry KE, O’Brien MJ, McKenzie-Gopsill A, Roscher C, Eisenhauer N, Schmid B (2019) Not even wrong: comment. Ecology 100: e02805; DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2805.

242 Sendek A, Karakoç C, Wagg C, Domínguez-Begines J, do Couto GM, van der Heijden MGA, Naz AA, Lochner A, Chatzinotas A, Klotz S, Gómez-Aparicio L, Eisenhauer N (2019) Drought modulates interactions between arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal diversity and barley genotype diversity. Scientific Reports 9: 9659;

241 Guimarães-Steinicke C, Weigelt A, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Duque-Lazo J, Reu B, Roscher C, Schumacher J, Wagg C, Wirth C (2019) Terrestrial laser scanning reveals temporal changes in biodiversity mechanisms driving grassland productivity. Advances in Ecological Research 61: 133-161;

240 Eisenhauer N, Bohan DA, Dumbrell AJ (2019) Preface: Mechanistic links between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Advances in Ecological Research 61: xix-xxviii;

239 Beugnon R, Steinauer K, Barnes AD, Ebeling A, Roscher C, Eisenhauer N (2019) Plant functional trait identity and diversity effects on soil meso- and macrofauna in an experimental grassland. Advances in Ecological Research 61: 163-184;

238 Vogel A, Manning P, Cadotte MW, Cowles J, Isbell F, Jousset ALC, Kimmel K, Meyer ST, Reich PB, Roscher C, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Tilman D, Weigelt A, Wright AJ, Eisenhauer N, Wagg C (2019) Lost in trait space: species-poor communities are inflexible in properties that drive ecosystem functioning. Advances in Ecological Research 61: 91-131;

237 Vogel A, Ebeling A, Gleixner G, Roscher C, Scheu S, Ciobanu M, Koller-France E, Lange M, Lochner A, Meyer ST, Oelmann Y, Wilcke W, Schmid B, Eisenhauer N (2019) A new experimental approach to test why biodiversity effects strengthen as ecosystems age. Advances in Ecological Research 61: 221-264;

236 Hines J, Ebeling A, Barnes AD, Brose U, Scherber C, Scheu S, Tscharntke T, Weisser WW, Giling DP, Klein A-M, Eisenhauer N (2019) Mapping change in biodiversity and ecosystem function research: Food webs foster integration of experiments and science policy. Advances in Ecological Research 61: 297-322;

235 Manning P, Loos J, Barnes AD, Batáry P, Bianchi FJJA, Buchmann N, De Deyn GB, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Fischer M, Fründ J, Grass I, Isselstein J, Jochum M, Klein A-M, Klingenberg EOF, Landis DA, Lepš J, Lindborg R, Meyer ST, Temperton V, Westphal C, Tscharntke T (2019) Transferring biodiversity-ecosystem function research to the management of ‘real-world’ ecosystems. Advances in Ecological Research 61: 323-356;   

234 Frelich LE, Blossey B, Cameron EK, Dávalos A, Eisenhauer N, Fahey T, Ferlian O, Groffman PM, Larson E, Loss SR, Maerz JC, Nuzzo V, Yoo K, Reich PB (2019) Side-swiped: Ecological cascades emanating from earthworm invasion. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 17: 502-510;

233 Eisenhauer N, Schielzeth H, Barnes AD, Barry KE, Bonn A, Brose U, Bruelheide H, Buchmann N, Buscot F, Ebeling A, Ferlian O, Freschet GT, Giling DP, Hättenschwiler S, Hillebrand H, Hines J, Isbell F, Koller-France E, König-Ries B, de Kroon H, Meyer ST, Milcu A, Müller J, Nock CA, Petermann JS, Roscher C, Scherber C, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schmid B, Schnitzer SA, Schuldt A, Tscharntke T, Türke M, van Dam NM, van der Plas F, Vogel A, Wagg C, Wardle DA, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Wirth C, Jochum M (2019) A multitrophic perspective on biodiversity–ecosystem functioning research. Ecological Research 61: 1-54;

232 Barry KE, Weigelt A, van Ruijven J, de Kroon H, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Gessler A, Ravenek JM, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Oram NJ, Vogel A, Wagg C, Mommer L (2019) Above- and belowground overyielding are related at the community and species level in a grassland biodiversity experiment. Advances in Ecological Research 61: 55-89;

231 Thakur MP, Del Real IM, Cesarz S, Steinauer K, Reich PB, Hobbie S, Ciobanu M, Rich R, Worm K, Eisenhauer N (2019) Soil microbial, nematode, and enzymatic responses to elevated CO2, N fertilization, warming, and reduced precipitation. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 135: 184-193.

230 Craven D, Winter M, Hotzel K, Gaikwad J, Eisenhauer N, Hohmuth M, König-Ries B, Wirth C (2019) Evolution of integration and interdisciplinarity in biodiversity science. Ecology and Evolution 9: 6744-6755.

229 Eisenhauer N, Ferlian O, Craven D, Hines J, Jochum M (2019) Ecosystem responses to exotic earthworm invasion in northern North American forests. Research Ideas and Outcomes 5: e34564,

228 Yin R, Eisenhauer N, Gruss I, Purahong W, Schmidt A, Siebert J, Schädler M (2019) Climate change does not alter land-use effects on soil fauna communities. Applied Soil Ecology 140: 1-10.

227 Ristok C, Poeschl Y, Dudenhöffer J-H, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Vergara F, Wagg C, van Dam NM and Weinhold A (2019) Plant species richness elicits changes in the metabolome of grassland species via soil biotic legacy. Journal of Ecology 107: 2240-2254;

226 Guerrero-Ramírez NR, Reich PB, Wagg C, Ciobanu M and Eisenhauer N (2019) Diversity-dependent plant-soil feedbacks underlie long-term plant diversity effects on primary productivity. Ecosphere 10: e02704.

225 Siebert J, Eisenhauer N*, Poll C, Marhan S, Bonkowski M, Hines J, Koller R, Ruess L, Thakur MP* (2019) Earthworms modulate the effects of climate warming on the taxon richness of soil meso- and macrofauna in an agricultural system. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 278: 72-80, *shared senior authorship

224 Cameron EK, Martins IS, Lavelle P, Mathieu J, Tedersoo J, Bahram M, Gottschall F, Guerra CA, Hines J, Patoine G, Siebert J, Winter M, Cesarz S, Ferlian O, Kreft H, Lovejoy TE, Montanarella L, Orgiazzi A, Pereira HM, Phillips HRP, Settele J, Wall DH and Eisenhauer N (2019) Global mismatches in aboveground and belowground biodiversity. Conservation Biology, accepted,

223 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, Klein A-M, Roscher C, Schaller J, von Oheimb G, Weigelt A, Weisser W, Wirth C, Zhang J, Bruelheide H and Eisenhauer N (2019) Multiple plant diversity components drive consumer communities across ecosystems. Nature Communications 10: Article number: 1460,

222 Thakur MP, Quast V, van Dam NM, Eisenhauer N, Roscher C, Biere A, Martinez-Medina A (2019) Interactions between functionally diverse fungal mutualists inconsistently affect plant performance and competition. Oikos 128:  1136-1146,

221 Siebert J, Thakur MP, Reitz T, Schädler M, Schulz E, Yin R, Weigelt A and Eisenhauer N (2019) Extensive grassland-use sustains high levels of soil biological activity, but does not alleviate detrimental climate change effects. Advances in Ecological Research 60: 25-58.

220 Shao Y, Zhang W, Eisenhauer N, Liu T, Ferlian O, Wang X, Xiong Y, Liang C, Fu S (2019) Exotic earthworms maintain soil biodiversity by altering bottom-up effects of plants on the composition of main soil microbial and nematode communities. Biology and Fertility of Soils 55: 213-227,

219 Giling DP, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Meyer ST, Roscher C, Rzanny M, Voigt W, Weisser WW, Hines J (2019) Plant diversity alters the representation of motifs in food webs. Nature Communications 10, Article number: 1226,

218 Yin R, Eisenhauer N, Auge H, Purahong W, Schmidt A, Schädler M (2019) Additive effects of experimental climate change and land use on faunal contribution to litter decomposition. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 131: 141-148,

217 Hines J, Giling D, Rzanny M, Voigt W, Meyer ST, Weisser WW, Eisenhauer N, Ebeling (2019) A meta food web for invertebrate species collected in an experimental grassland. Ecology 100: e02679,

216 Firn J, McGree J, Harvey E, Flores-Moreno H, Schuetz M, Buckley Y, Borer E, Seabloom E, La Pierre K, MacDougall AS, Prober S, Stevens C, Sullivan L, Porter E, Ladouceur E, Allen C, Moromizato KH, Morgan J, Harpole WS, Hautier Y, Eisenhauer N, Wright J, Adler P, Arnillas C, Bakker J, Biederman L, Broadbent A, Brown C, Bugalho M, Caldeira M, Cleland E, Ebeling A, Fay P, Hagenah N, Kleinhesselink A, Mitchell R, Moore J, Nogueira C, Peri P, Roscher C, Smith M, Wragg P, Risch A (2019) Leaf nutrients not specific leaf area are consistent indicators of elevated nutrient inputs. Nature Ecology and Evolution 3: 400-406;

215 Schulze ED, Craven D, Durso AM, Reif J, Guderle M, Kroiher F, Hennig P, Weiserbs A, Schall P, Ammer C, Eisenhauer N (2019) Positive association between forest management, environmental change, and forest bird abundance. Forest Ecosystems 6: 3;

214 Ciobanu M, Eisenhauer N, Stoica I-A, Cesarz S (2019) Natura 2000 priority and non-priority habitats do not differ in soil nematode diversity. Applied Soil Ecology 135: 166-173;

213 Eisenhauer N, Bonn A, Guerra CA (2019) Recognizing the quiet extinction of invertebrates. Nature Communications 10: Article number 50;

212 Bandowe BAM, Leimer S, Meusel H, Velescu A, Dassen S, Eisenhauer N, Hoffmann T, Oelmann Y, Wilcke W (2019) Plant diversity enhances the natural attenuation of polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAHs and oxygenated PAHs) in grassland soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 129: 60-70,

211 Siebert J, Sünnemann M, Auge H, Berger S, Cesarz S, Ciobanu M, Guerrero-Ramírez, Eisenhauer N (2019) The effects of drought and nutrient addition on soil organisms vary across taxonomic groups, but are constant across seasons. Scientific Reports 9: Article number 639;

210 Domínguez-Beginesa J, De Deyn GB, García LV, Eisenhauer N, Gómez-Aparicioa L (2019) Cascading spatial and trophic impacts of oak decline on the soil food web. Journal of Ecology,

209 Giling DP, Beaumelle L, Phillips HR, Cesarz S, Eisenhauer N, Ferlian O, Gottschall F, Guerra C, Hines J, Sendek A, Siebert J, Thakur MP, Barnes A (2019) A niche for ecosystem multifunctionality in global change research. Global Change Biology 25: 763-774;

208 Dunn RR, Reese A, Eisenhauer N (2019) Biodiversity-ecosystem function relationships on bodies and in buildings. Nature Ecology and Evolution 3: 7–9.

207 Fischer C, Leimer S, Roscher C, Ravenek J, de Kroon H, Kreutziger Y, Baade J, Bessler H, Eisenhauer N, Weigelt A, Mommer L, Lange M, Gleixner G, Wilcke W, Schröder B, Hildebrandt A (2019) Plant species richness and functional groups have different effects on soil water content in a decade-long grassland experiment. Journal of Ecology 107: 127-141.


206 Meyer ST, Eisenhauer N, Jochum M, Jena Experiment Consortium, Weisser WW (2018) Effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning in a grassland experiment and implications for management. In Sustainable meat and milk production from grasslands. Proceedings of the 27th General Meeting of the European Grassland Federation, Cork, Ireland, 17-21 June 2018 (pp. 816-818). Teagasc, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre.

205 Thakur MP, Griffin JN, Künne T, Dunker S, Fanesi A, Eisenhauer N (2018) Temperature effects on basal resources exceed that of predators in an experimental community. Ecology and Evolution 8: 12670–12680.

204 Eisenhauer N*, Hines J*, Isbell F, van der Plas F, Hobbie SE, Kazanski CE, Lehmann A, Liu M, Lochner A, Rillig MC, Vogel A, Worm K, Reich PB (2018) Plant diversity maintains multiple soil functions in future environments. eLife 7: e41228, DOI: *shared first authorship

203 Eisenhauer N, Vogel A, Jensen B, Scheu S (2018) Decomposer diversity increases biomass production and shifts aboveground-belowground biomass allocation of common wheat. Scientific Reports 8: 17894, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-36294-3.

202 Shao Y, Liu T, Eisenhauer N, Zhang W, Wang X, Xiong Y, Liang C, Fu S (2018) Plants mitigate detrimental nitrogen deposition effects on soil biodiversity. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 127: 178-186.

201 Eisenhauer N, Herrmann S, Hines J, Buscot F, Siebert J, Thakur MP (2018) The dark side of animal phenology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 33: 898-901.

200 Ferlian O, Biere A, Bonfante P, Buscot B, Eisenhauer N, Fernandez I, Hause B, Herrmann S, Krajinski-Barth F,  Meier IC, Pozo MJ, Rasmann S, Rillig MC, Tarkka MT, van Dam NM, Wagg C, Martinez-Medina A (2018) Growing Research Networks on Mycorrhizae for Mutual Benefits. Trends in Plant Science 23: 975-984.

199 Craven D, Eisenhauer N, Pearse WD, Hautier Y, Isbell F, Roscher C, Bahn M, Beierkuhnlein C, Bönisch G, Buchmann N, Byun C, Catford JA, Cerabolini BEL, Cornelissen JHC, Craine JM, De Luca E, Ebeling A, Griffin JN, Hector A, Hines J, Jentsch A, Kattge J, Kreyling J, Lanta V, Lemoine N, Meyer ST, Minden V, Onipchenko V, Polley HW, Reich PR, van Ruijven J, Schamp B, Smith MD, Soudzilovskaia NA, Tilman D, Weigelt A, Wilsey B, Manning P (2018) Multiple facets of biodiversity drive the diversity-stability relationship. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2: 1579–1587.

198 Buchmann T, Schumacher J, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Fischer M, Gleixner G, Hacker N, Lange M, Oelmann Y, Schulze E-D, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Wilcke W, Roscher C (2018) Connecting experimental biodiversity research to real-world grasslands. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 33: 78-88.

197 Kuťáková E, Cesarz S, Münzbergová Z, Eisenhauer N (2018) Soil microarthropods alter the outcome of plant-soil feedback experiments. Scientific Reports 8: 11898.

196 Wei X, Cao R, Wu X, Eisenhauer N, Sun S (2018) Effect of water table decline on the abundances of soil mites, springtails, and nematodes in the Zoige peatland of eastern Tibetan Plateau. Applied Soil Ecology 129: 77-83.

195 Brüning LZ, Krieger M, Meneses-Pelayo E, Eisenhauer N, Ramirez Pinilla MP, Reu B, Ernst R (2018) Land-use heterogeneity by small-scale agriculture promotes amphibian diversity in montane agroforestry systems of northeast Colombia. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 264: 15-23.

194 Cameron EK, Martins IS, Lavelle P, Mathieu J, Tedersoo L, Gottschall F, Guerra CA, Hines J, Patoine G, Siebert J, Winter M, Cesarz S, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Ferlian O, Fierer N, Kreft H, Lovejoy TE, Montanarella L, Orgiazzi A, Pereira HM, Phillips HRP, Settele J, Wall DH, Eisenhauer N (2018) Global gaps in soil biodiversity data. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2: 1042–1043.

193 Baert JM, Eisenhauer N, Janssen CR, De Laender F (2018) Biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning respond unimodally to environmental stress. Ecology Letters 21: 1191-1199,

192 Ferlian O, Cesarz S, Craven D, Hines J, Barry KE, Bruelheide H, Buscot F, Haider S, Heklau S, 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 implementation. Ecosphere 9: e02226,

191 Ai F, Eisenhauer N, Xie Y, Zhu J, Jousset A, Du W, Yin Y, Zhang X, Ji R, Guo H (2018) Elevated CO2 accelerates polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon accumulation in a paddy soil grown with rice. Plos One 13: e0196439,

190 Eisenhauer N (2018) Impacts of free-ranging cats on invertebrates. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 16: 262-263, doi:10.1002/fee.1805.

189 Ai F, Eisenhauer N, Jousset A, Butenschoen O, Ji R, Guo H (2018) Elevated tropospheric CO2 and O3 concentrations impair organic pollutant removal from grassland soil. Scientific Reports 8: 5519.

188 Paquette A, Hector A, Castagneyrol B, Vanhellemont M, Koricheva J, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Verheyen K, and TreeDivNet including Eisenhauer N et al. A million and more trees for science. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2: 763-766.

187 Eisenhauer N (2018) Aboveground-belowground interactions drive the relationship between plant diversity and ecosystem function. Research Ideas and Outcomes 4: e23688.

186 Lia Y, Xi Chenc, Veen GF (Ciska), Eisenhauer N, Liang Y, Zhou X, Zhang N, Ma K (2018) Negative effects of litter richness on root decomposition in the presence of detritivores. Functional Ecology 32: 1079-1090,

185 Djukic I, Kepfer-Rojas S, Kappel Schmidt I, Steenberg Larsen K, Beier C, Berg B, Verheyen K, […] Eisenhauer N, […] (2018) Early stage litter decomposition across biomes.Science of the Total Environment 628–629: 1369–1394.

184 Türke M, Lange M, Eisenhauer N (2018) Gut shuttle service: endozoochory of dispersal-limited soil fauna by gastropods.Oecologia 186: 655-664, doi: 10.1007/s00442-018-4058-x. Highlighted in Science by Yao-Hua Law “This mite’s method of hitchhiking is not recommended”.

183 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: 903-914, DOI: 10.1111/oik.04907.

182 Eisenhauer N, Türke M (2018) From climate chambers to biodiversity chambers. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 16: 136-137.

181 Grossman JJ, 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 MP, Ponette Q, Reich PB, Schuldt A, Staab M, Weih M, Zemp DC, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Verheyen K (2018) Synthesis and future research directions linking tree diversity to growth, survival, and damage in a global network of tree diversity experiments.Environmental and Experimental Botany 152: 68-89,

180 Barnes AD, Jochum M, Lefcheck JS, Eisenhauer N, Scherber C, O‘Connor MI, de Ruiter P, Brose U (2018) Energy flux: The link between multitrophic biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Trends in Ecology and Evolution33: 186-197, doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2017.12.007.

179 Bannar-Martin KH, Kremer CT, Ernest SKM, Leibold MA, Auge H, Chase J, Decklerck SAJ, Eisenhauer N, Harpole S, Hillebrand H, Isbell F, Koffel T, Larsen S, Narwani A, Petermann J, Roscher C, Sarmenta Cabral J, Supp S (2018) Integrating community assembly and biodiversity to better understand ecosystem function: the Community Assembly and the Functioning of Ecosystems (CAFE) approach.Ecology Letters 21: 167-180, DOI: 10.1111/ele.12895.

178 Milcu A, Puga-Freitas R, Ellison AM, Blouin M, Scheu S, Girin T, Frechet G, Rose L, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Barot S, Lata J-C, Cesarz S, Eisenhauer N, Gigon A, Weigelt A, Hansart A, Greiner A, Pando A, Gessler A, Grignani C, Assandri D, Gleixner G, Le Galliard J-F, Urban-Mead K, Zavattaro L, Muller MEH, Lange M, Lukac M, Bonkowski M, Mannerheim N, Buchnann N, Butenschoen O, Rotter P, Seyhun R, Devidal S, Kayler Z, Roy J (2018) Genotypic variability enhances the reproducibility of an ecological study. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2: 279–287, DOI: 10.1101/080119. Highlighted in Nature by Ewen Callaway “Why 14 ecology labs teamed up to watch grass grow”.

177 Thakur MP, Reich PB, Hobbie SE, Stefanski A, Rich R, Rice KE, Eddy WC, Eisenhauer N (2018) Reduced feeding activity of soil detritivores under warmer and drier conditions.Nature Climate Change 8: 75-78, DOI: 10.1038/s41558-017-0032-6.

176 Ferlian O, Eisenhauer N, Aguirrebengoa M, Camara M, Ramirez-Rojas I, Santos F, Tanalgo K and Thakur MP (2018) Invasive earthworms erode soil biodiversity: A meta-analysis. Journal of Animal Ecology 87: 162-172, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12746.

175 Ebeling A, Rzanny M, Lange M, Eisenhauer N, Hertzog LR, Meyer ST, Weisser WW (2017) Plant diversity induces shifts in the functional structure and diversity across trophic levels. Oikos 127: 208-219, DOI: 10.1111/oik.04210.

174 Meyer ST, Ptacnik R, Hillebrand H, Bessler H, Buchmann N, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Engels C, Fischer M, Halle S, Klein AM, Oelmann Y, Roscher C, Rottstock T, Scherber C, Scheu S, Schmid B, Schulze ED, Temperton VM, Tscharntke T, Voigt W, Weigelt A, Wilcke W, Weisser WW (2018) Biodiversity–multifunctionality relationships depend on identity and number of measured functions.Nature Ecology & Evolution2: 44-49, DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0391-4.


173 Xi X, Yang, Y, Yang, X, Nylin S, Eisenhauer N, Sun S (2017) Differential responses of body growth to artificial warming between parasitoids and hosts and the consequences for plant seed damage. Scientific Reports 7, 15472. DOI:     10.1038/s41598-017-15453-y.

172 Meyer ST, Ptacnik R, Hillebrand H, Bessler H, Buchmann N, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Engels C, Fischer M, Halle S, Klein AM, Oelmann Y, Roscher C, Rottstock T, Scherber C, Scheu S, Schmid B, Schulze ED, Temperton VM, Tscharntke T, Voigt W, Weigelt A, Wilcke W, Weisser WW (2017) Biodiversity–multifunctionality relationships depend on identity and number of measured functions.Nature Ecology & Evolution2: 44-49, DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0391-4.

171 Hines J, Pabst S, Blumenthal DM, Cesarz S, Mueller KE and Eisenhauer N (2017) Soil-mediated effects of global change on plants communities depend on plant growth form. Ecosphere 8: e01996; DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1996.

170 Schwarz B, Barnes AD, Thakur MP, Brose U, Ciobanu M, Reich PB, Rich RL, Rosenbaum B, Stefanski A and Eisenhauer N (2017) Warming alters energetic structure and function but not resilience of soil food webs. Nature Climate Change 7: 895-900, DOI: 10.1038/s41558-017-0002-z.

169 Eisenhauer N (2017) Consumers control carbon. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 1596-1597, DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0352-y.

168 Chen H, Oram NJ, Barry KE, Mommer L, van Ruijven J, de Kroon H, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Fischer C, Gleixner G, Gessler A, Gonzaléz Macé O, Hacker N, Hildebrandt A, Lange M, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Scheu S, Oelmann Y, Wagg C, Wilcke W, Wirth C and Weigelt A (2017) Root chemistry and soil fauna, but not soil abiotic conditions explain the effects of plant diversity on root decomposition. Oecologia 185: 499-511, DOI: 10.1007/s00442-017-3962-9.

167 Wagg C, O’Brien MJ, Vogel A, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Eisenhauer N, Schmid B and Weigelt A (2017) Plant diversity maintains long-term ecosystem productivity under frequent drought by increasing short-term variation. Ecology 98: 2952-2961, DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2003.

166 Klein A, Cameron EK, Heimburger B, Eisenhauer N, Scheu S and Schaefer I (2017) Changes in the genetic structure of an invasive earthworm species (Lumbricus terrestris, Lumbricidae) along an urban–rural gradient in North America. Applied Soil Ecology 120: 265-272, DOI: 10.1016/j.apsoil. 2017.08.009.

165 Eisenhauer N and Powell JR (2017) Plant trait effects on soil organisms and functions. Pedobiologia 65: 1-4, DOI: 10.1016/j.pedobi.2017.11.001.

164 Guerrero-Ramirez NR, Craven D, Reich PB, Ewel JJ, Isbell F, Koricheva J,  Parrotta JA, Auge H, Erickson HE, Forrester DI, Hector H, Joshi J, Montagnini F, Palmborg C, Piotto D, Potvin C, Roscher C, van Ruijven J, Tilman D, Wilsey B and Eisenhauer N (2017) Diversity-dependent temporal divergence of ecosystem functioning in experimental ecosystems. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1, 1639-1642, DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0325-1.

163 Steinauer K, Fischer FM, Roscher C, Scheu S, Eisenhauer N (2017) Spatial plant resource acquisition traits explain plant community effects on soil microbial properties. Pedobiologia 65: 50-57, DOI: 10.1016/j.pedobi.2017.07.005.

162 Spaak JW, Baert JM, Baird DJ, Eisenhauer N, Maltby L, Pomati F, Radchuk V, Rohr JR, van den Brink PJ, De Laender F (2017) Shifts of community composition and population density substantially affect ecosystem function despite invariant richness. Ecology Letters 20: 1315-1324, DOI: 10.1111/ele.12828.

161 Patoine G, Thakur MP, Friese J, Nock C, Hönig L, Haase J, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Eisenhauer N (2017) Plant litter functional diversity effects on litter mass loss depend on the macro-detritivore community. Pedobiologia 65: 29-42, DOI: 10.1016/j.pedobi.2017.07.003.

160 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: 189-199, DOI: 10.1007/s11104-017-3328-4.

159 Ferlian O, Wirth C, Eisenhauer N (2017) Leaf and root C-to-N ratios are poor predictors of soil microbial biomass C and activity across 32 tree species. Pedobiologia 65: 1623, DOI: 10.1016/j.pedobi.2017.06.005.

158 Wagg C, Ebeling A, Roscher C, Ravenek J, Bachmann D, Eisenhauer N, Mommer L, Buchmann N, Hillebrand H, Schmid B, Weisser WW (2017) Functional trait dissimilarity drives both species complementarity and competitive disparity. Functional Ecology 12: 2320-2329, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12945.

157 Weisser WW, 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, 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, DOI: 10.1016/j.baae.2017.06.002.

156 Cesarz S. Ciobanu, M, Wright JW, Ebeling E, Vogel A, Weisser W, Eisenhauer N (2017) Plant species richness sustains higher trophic levels of soil nematode communitiesafter consecutive environmental perturbations. Oecologia 184: 715-728, DOI: 10.1007/s00442-017-3893-5.

155 Thakur MP, Tilman D, Purschke O, Ciobanu M, Cowles J, Isbell F, Wragg PD, Eisenhauer N (2017) Climate warming promotes species diversity but also taxonomic redundancy in complex environments. Science Advances 3: e1700866, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1700866.

154 Liu M, Xia H, Fu S, Eisenhauer N (2017) Tree diversity regulates soil respiration through accelerated tree growth in a mesocosm experiment. Pedobiologia 65: 24-28, DOI: 10.1016/j.pedobi.2017.05.005.

153 Eisenhauer N, Antunes PM, Bennett AE, Birkhofer K, Bissett A, Bowker MA, Caruso T, Chen B, Coleman DC, de Boer W, de Ruiter P, DeLuca TH, Frati F, Griffiths BS, Hart MM, Hättenschwiler S, Haimi J, Heethoff M, Kaneko N, Kelly LC, Leinaas HP, Lindo Z, Macdonald C, Rillig MC, Ruess L, Scheu S, Schmidt O, Seastedt TR, van Straalen NM, Tiunov AV, Zimmer M, Powell JR (2017) Priorities for research in soil ecology. Pedobiologia 63: 1-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.pedobi.2017.05.003.

152 Guerrero-Ramirez NR, Eisenhauer N (2017) Trophic and non-trophic interactions influence the mechanisms underlying biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships under different abiotic conditions. Oikos 126: 1748-1759, DOI: 10.1111/oik.04190.

151 Thakur MP, Künne T, Griffin JN, Eisenhauer N (2017) Warming magnifies predation and reduces prey coexistence in a model litter arthropod system. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20162570, DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2016.2570.

150 Yang Y, Xi Y, Zhong X, Eisenhauer N, Sun S (2017) N addition suppresses the performance of grassland caterpillars (Gynaephora alpherakjj) by decreasing ground temperature. Ecosphere 8: e01755, DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1755.

149 Wu X, Cao R, Wei X, Xi X, Shi P, Eisenhauer N, Sun S (2017) Soil drainage facilitates earthworm invasion and subsequent carbon loss from peatland soil. Journal of Applied Ecology 54: 1291-1300, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12894 .

148 Shao Y, Zhang W, Eisenhauer N, Liu T, Xiong Y, Liang C, Fu S (2017) Nitrogen deposition cancels out exotic earthworm effects on plant-feeding nematode communities. Journal of Animal Ecology 86: 708-717, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12660.

147 Isbell F, Adler PR, Eisenhauer N, Fornara D, Kimmel K, Kremen C, Letourneau DK, Liebman M, Polley HW, Quijas S, Scherer-Lorenzen M (2017) Benefits of increasing plant diversity in sustainable agroecosystems. Journal of Ecology 105: 871-879, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12789.

146 Eisenhauer N, Lanoue A, Strecker T, Scheu S, Steinauer K, Thakur MP, Mommer L (2017) Root biomass and exudates link plant diversity with soil bacterial and fungal biomass. Scientific Reports 7: 44641, DOI: 10.1038/srep44641.

145 Phillips HRP, Cameron EK, Ferlian O, Türke M, Winter M, Eisenhauer N (2017) Red list of a black box. Nature Ecology and Evolution 1: article no 0103, DOI:10.1038/s41559-017-0103.

144 Cortois R, Veen GFC, Duyts H, Abbas M, Strecker T, Eisenhauer N, Scheu S, Gleixner G, De Deyn G, van der Putten W (2017) Possible mechanisms underlying abundance and diversity responses of nematode communities to plant diversity. Ecosphere 8: e01719, DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1719.

143 Clause J, Forey E, Eisenhauer N, Seal CE, Soudey A, Colville L, Barot S (2017) Seed selection by earthworms: chemical seed properties matter more than morphological traits. Plant and Soil 413: 97-110, DOI:10.1007/s11104-016-3085-9.

142 Wright AJ, de Kroon H, Visser EJW, Buchmann T, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Fischer C, Hildebrandt A, Ravenek J, Roscher C, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Voesenek LACJ, Mommer L (2017) Plant species are less negatively affected by flooding when growing in species-rich plant communities. New Phytologist 213: 645–656, DOI: 10.1111/nph.14185.

141 Craven D, Thakur MP, Cameron EK, Frelich LE, Beausejour R, Blair RB, Blossey B, Burtis J, Choi A, Dávalos A, Fahey TJ, Fisichelli NA, Gibson K, Handa IT, Hopfensperger K, Loss SR, Nuzzo V, Maerz JC, Sackett T, Scharenboch BC, Smith SM, Vellend M, Umek LG, Eisenhauer N (2017) The unseen invaders: introduced earthworms as drivers of change in plant communities in North American forests (a meta-analysis). Global Change Biology 23: 1065-1074; DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13446.

140 Thakur MP, Reich PB, Wagg C, Fisichelli NA, Ciobanu M, Hobbie SE, Rich RL, Stefanski A, Eisenhauer N (2017) Effects of soil warming history on the performances of congeneric temperate and boreal herbaceous plant species and their associations with soil biota. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 670-680, DOI: 10.1093/jpe/rtw066.


139 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: 339-353, DOI 10.1007/s10533-016-0283-8.

138 Hu J, Wei Z, Friman V-P, Gu S-H, Wang X-F, Eisenhauer N, Yang T-J, Ma J, Shen Q-R, Xu Y-C, Jousset A (2016) Probiotic diversity enhances rhizosphere microbiome function and plant disease suppression. mBio 6 e01790-16,  doi: 10.1128/mBio.01790-16.

137 Macé OG, Steinauer K, Jousset A, Eisenhauer N, Scheu S (2016) Flood-induced changes in soil microbial functions as modified by plant diversity. Plos One 11: e0166349, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0166349.

136 Meyer ST, 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, Hundewenz A, Klein A-M, de Kroon H, Leimer S, Loranger H, Mommer Y, Oelmann Y, Ravenek JM, 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, Voigt W, Weigelt A, Wilcke W, Weisser WW (2016) Biodiversity effects strengthen over time as ecosystem functioning declines at low and increases at high biodiversity. Ecosphere 7: e01619, DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1619.

135 De Laender F, Rohr JR, Ashauer R, Baird DJ, Berger U, Eisenhauer N, Grimm V, Hommen U, Maltby L, Meliàn CJ, Pomati F, Roessink I, Radchuck V, Van den Brink PJ (2016) Reintroducing environmental change drivers in biodiversity–ecosystem functioning research. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31: 905-915, DOI:

134 Cesarz S, Craven D, Dietrich C, Eisenhauer N (2016) Effects of soil and leaf litter quality on the biomass of two engogeic earthworm species. European Journal of Soil Biology 77: 9-16.

133 Xi X, Li D, Peng Y, Eisenhauer N, Sun S (2016) Experimental warming and precipitation interactively modulate the mortality rate and timing of spring emergence of a gallmaking Tephritid fly. Scientific Reports 6: 32284.

132 Steinauer K, Chatzinotas A, Eisenhauer N (2016) Root exudate cocktails: the link between plant diversity and soil microorganisms? Ecology and Evolution 6: 7387-7396, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.2454.

131 Mueller KE, Blumenthal DM, Carrillo Y, Cesarz S, Ciobanu M, Hines J, Pabst S, Pendall E, de Tomasel CM, Wall DH, Eisenhauer N (2016) Elevated CO2 and warming shift the functional composition of soil nematode communities in a semiarid grassland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 103: 46-51,

130 Eisenhauer N, Barnes AD, Cesarz S, Craven D, Ferlian O, Gottschall F, Hines J, Sendek A, Siebert J, Thakur MP, Türke M (2016) Biodiversity–ecosystem function experiments reveal the mechanisms underlying the consequences of biodiversity change in real world ecosystems. Journal of Vegetation Science 27: 1061-1070, DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12435.

129 Eisenhauer N (2016) Plant diversity effects on soil microorganisms: spatial and temporal heterogeneity of plant inputs increase soil biodiversity. Pedobiologia 59: 175-177.

128 Hertzog LR, Ebeling A, Meyer ST, Wagg C, Eisenhauer N, Weisser WW (2016) High survival of ant communities to summer flooding in an European grassland. Plos One, 11: e0152777, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0152777.

127 Strecker T, González Macé O, Scheu S, Eisenhauer N (2016) Functional composition of plant communities determines the spatial and temporal stability of soil microbial properties in a long-term plant diversity experiment. Oikos 125: 1743-1754, DOI: 10.1111/oik.03181.

126 Latz E, Eisenhauer N, Rall BC, Scheu S, Jousset A (2016) Unravelling linkages between plant community composition and the pathogen-suppressive potential of soils. Scientific Reports 6: 23584.

125 Steinauer K, Jensen B, Strecker T, de Luca E, Scheu S, Eisenhauer N (2016) Convergence of soil microbial properties after plant colonization of an experimental plant diversity gradient. BMC Ecology 16: 19. BMC Ecology Featured Article.

124 Do Couto GM, Eisenhauer N, de Oliveira EB, Cesarz S, Feliciano ALP, Marangon LC (2016) Response of soil microbial biomass and activity in early restored lands in the northeastern Brazilian Atlantic Forest. Restoration Ecology 24: 609-616, DOI: 10.1111/rec.12356.

123 Fischer FM, Wright AJ, Eisenhauer N, Ebeling A, Roscher C, Wagg C, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Pillar VD (2016) Plant species richness and functional traits affect community stability after a flood event. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371: 20150276.

122 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 JN, Hautier Y, Hector A, Jentsch A, Kreyling J, Lanta V, Loreau M, Meyer ST, Mori AS, Naeem S, Palmborg C, Polley HW, Reich PB, Schmid B, Siebenkäs A, Seabloom E, Thakur MP, 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: 20150277.

121 Mariotte P, LeBayon R-C, Eisenhauer N, Guenat C, Buttler A (2016) Subordinate plat species moderate drought effects on earthworm communities in grasslands. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 96: 119-127.

120 Bohan DA, Landuyt D, Ma A, Macfadyen S, Martinet V, Massol F, McInerny G, Montoya JM, Mulder C, Pascual U, Pocock MJO, White P, Blanchemanche S, Bonkowski M, Bretagnolle V, Brönmark C, Dicks L, Dumbrell A, Eisenhauer N, Friberg N, Gessner MO, Gill RG, Gray C, Haughton A, Ibanez S, Jensen J, Jeppesen E, Jokela J, Lacroix G, Lannou C, Lavorel S, Le Galliard J-F, Lescourret F, Liu S, Loeuille N, McLaughlin O, Muggleton S, Peñuelas J, Petanidou T, Petit S, Pomati F, Raffaelli D, Rasmussen J, Raybould A, Reboud X, Richard G, Scherber C, Scheu S, Sutherland WJ, Tamaddoni-Nezhad A, ter Braak C, Termansen M, Thompson MSA, Tscharntke T, Vacher C, van der Geest H, Voigt W, Vonk JA, Zhou X, Woodward G (2016) Networking Our Way to Better Ecosystem Service Provision. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31: 105-115.

119 Cameron E, Decaens T, Lapied E, Porco D, Eisenhauer N (2016) Earthworm databases and ecological theory: Synthesis of current initiatives and main research directions. Applied Soil Ecology 104: 85-90, DOI:10.1016/j.apsoil.2015.11.012.

118 Mueller KE, Eisenhauer N, Reich PB, Hobbie SE, Chadwick OA, Chorover J, Dobies T, Hale CM, Jagodziński AM, Kałucka I, Kasprowicz M, Kieliszewska-Rokicka B, Modrzyński J, Rożen A, Skorupski M, Sobczyk Ł, Stasińska M, Trocha LK, Weiner J, Wierzbicka A, Oleksyn J (2016) Light, earthworms, and soil resources as predictors of diversity of 10 soil invertebrate groups across monocultures of 14 tree species. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 92: 184-198.

117 Ferreira ACC, Leite LFC, de Araújo ASF, Eisenhauer N (2016) Land-use type effects on soil organic carbon and microbial properties in a semiarid region of Northeast Brazil. Land Degradation and Development 27: 171-178, DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2282.


116 Hines J, van der Putten WH, De Deyn GB, Wagg C, Voigt W, Mulder C, Weisser WW, Engel J, Melian C, Scheu S, Birkhofer K, Ebeling A, Scherber C, Eisenhauer N (2015) Towards an integration of biodiversity–ecosystem functioning and food web theory to evaluate relationships between multiple ecosystem services. Advances in Ecological Research53: 161-200.

115 Mulder C, Bennett EM, Bohan DA, Bonkowski M, Carpenter SR, Chalmers R, Cramer W, Durance I, Eisenhauer N, Fontaine C, Haughton AJ, Hettelingh JP, Hines J, Ibanez S, Jeppesen E, Krumins Adams J, Ma A, Mancinelli G, Massol F, McLaughlin Ó, Naeem S, Pascual U, Peñuelas J, Pettorelli N, Pocock MJO, Raffaelli D, Rasmussen JJ, Rusch GM, Scherber C, Setälä H, Sutherland WJ, Vacher C, Voigt W, Vonk JA, Wood SA, Woodward G (2015) 10 years later: revisiting priorities for science and society a decade after the Millenium Ecosystem Assessment.Advances in Ecological Research 53: 1-53.

114 Hacker N, Ebeling A, Gessler A, Gleixner G, González Macé O, de Kroon H, Lange M, Mommer L, Eisenhauer N, Ravenek J, Scheu S, Weigelt A, Wagg C, Wilcke W, Oelmann Y (2015) Plant diversity shapes microbe-rhizosphere effects on P mobilization from organic matter in soil. Ecology Letters 18: 1356-1365.

113 Huang J, Zhang W, Liu M, Eisenhauer N, Briones MJI, Shao Y, Cai X, Fu S, Xia H (2015) Different impacts of native and exotic earthworms on rhizodeposit carbon sequestration in a subtropical soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 90: 152-160.

112 Isbell F, Craven D, Connolly J, Loreau M, Schmid B, Beierkuhnlein H, Bezemer TM, Bonin C, Bruelheide H, de Luca E, Ebeling A, Griffin J, Guo Q, Hautier Y, Hector A, Jentsch A, Kreyling J, Lanta V, Manning P, Meyer ST, Mori AS, Naeem S, Niklaus PA, Polley HW, Reich PB, Roscher C, Seabloom EW, Smith MD, Thakur MP, Tilman D, Tracy BF, van der Putten WH, van Ruijven J, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Wilsey B, Eisenhauer N (2015) Biodiversity increases the resistance of ecosystem productivity to climate extremes. Nature 526: 574-577.

111 Ramirez KS, Döring M, Eisenhauer N, Gardi C, Ladau J, Leff JW, Letendu G, Lindo Z, Rillig MC, Russel D, Scheu S, St. John MG, de Vries FT, Wubet T, van der Putten WH, Wall DH (2015) Toward a global platform for linking soil biodiversity data. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 3: 91. 

110 Wagner D, Eisenhauer N, Cesarz S (2015) Plant species richness does not attenuate responses of soil microbial and nematode communities to a flood event. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 89: 135-149.

109 Thakur MP, Milcu A, Manning P, Niklaus PA, Roscher C, Power S, Reich PB, Scheu S, Tilman D, Ai F, Guo H, Ji R, Pierce S, Guerrero Ramirez N, Richter AN, 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: 4076-4085, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13011.

108 Powell JR and Eisenhauer N (2015) Editorial: Pedobiologia in 2015: The International Year of Soils. Pedobiologia 58: 57-58, DOI: 10.1016/j.pedobi.2015.04.001.

107 Shao Y, Bao W, Chen D, Eisenhauer N, Zhang W, Pang X, Xu G, Fu S (2015) Using structural equation modeling to test established theory and develop novel hypotheses for the structuring forces in soil food webs. Pedobiologia 58: 137-145, DOI: 10.1016/j.pedobi.2015.06.001.

106 Thakur MP, Herrmann M, Steinauer K, Rennoch S, Cesarz S, Eisenhauer N (2015) Cascading effects of belowground predators on plant communities are density-dependent. Ecology and Evolution 5: 4300-4314, DOI: 10.1002/ece3.1597. Editor’s Choice.

105 Hines J, Eisenhauer N, Drake BG (2015) Inter-annual changes in detritus-based food chains can enhance plant growth response to elevated atmospheric CO2. Global Change Biology 21: 4642-4650, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12965.

104 Strecker T, Barnard RL, Niklaus PA, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Weigelt A, Scheu S, Eisenhauer N (2015) Effects of plant diversity, functional group composition, and fertilization on soil microbial properties in experimental grassland. Plos One 10(5): e0125678. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0125678.

103 Eisenhauer N, Bowker MA, Grace JB, Powell JR (2015) From patterns to causal understanding: Structural equation modeling (SEM) in soil ecology. Pedobiologia 58: 65-72, DOI: 10.1016/j.pedobi.2015.03.002.

102 Kirchberger J, Eisenhauer N, Weisser WW, Türke M (2015) Experimental evaluation of herbivory on live plant seedlings by the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris L. in the presence and absence of soil surface litter. Plos One 10(4): e0123465. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0123465.

101 Thakur MP and Eisenhauer N (2015) Plant community composition determines the strength of top-down control in a soil food web motif. Scientific Reports 5: 9134.

100 Xi X, Eisenhauer N, Sun S (2015) Parasitoid wasps indirectly suppress seed production by stimulating consumption rates of their seed-feeding hosts. Journal of Animal Ecology 84: 1103-1111, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12361.

099 Xi X, Mu J, Peng Y, Eisenhauer N, Sun S (2015) Capitulum density-dependent effects generate peak seed yield at an intermediate density of a Tibetan lotus. Journal of Plant Ecology, DOI: 10.1093/jpe/rtv025.

098 Mueller KE, Hobbie SE, Chorover J, Reich PB, Eisenhauer N, Castellano MJ, Chadwick OA, Dobies T, Hale CM, Jagodziński AM, Kałucka I, Kieliszewska-Rokicka B, Modrzyński J, Rożen A, Skorupski M, Sobczyk L, Stasińska M, Trocha LK, Weiner J, Wierzbicka A, Oleksyn J (2015) Effects of litter traits, soil biota, and soil chemistry on soil carbon stocks at a common garden with 14 tree species. Biogeochemistry 123: 313-327. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-015-0083-6.

097 Lefcheck JS, Byrnes JEK, Isbell F, Gamfeldt F, Griffin JN, Eisenhauer N, Hensel MJS, Hector A, Cardinale BJ, Duffy JE (2015) Biodiversity enhances ecosystem multifunctionality across trophic levels and habitats.Nature Communications 6: 6936. DOI:10.1038/ncomms7936.

096 Latz E, Eisenhauer N, Scheu S, Jousset A (2015) Plant identity drives the expression of biocontrol factors in a rhizosphere bacterium across a plant diversity gradient.Functional Ecology 29: 1225-1234. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12417.

095 Lange M, Eisenhauer N, Sierra CA, Bessler H, Engels C, Griffiths RI, Mellado-Vázquez PG, Malik A, Roy J, Scheu S, Steinbeiss S, Thomson BC, Trumbore SE, Gleixner G (2015) Plant diversity drives soil carbon storage by increased soil microbial activity.Nature Communications 6: 6707.

094 Schwarz B, Dietrich C, Cesarz L, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Auge H, Schulz E, Eisenhauer N (2015) Non-significant tree diversity but significant identity

Prizes and awards


  • 2016: ERC Starting Grant by the European Research Council
  • 2014: Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Preis by the German Research Foundation
  • 2012: Emmy-Noether scholarship by the German Research Foundation
  • 2010: Postdoc research scholarship by the German Research Foundation
  • 2004: Research scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service



  • Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV)
  • Ecological Society of America (ESA)
  • Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ)
  • German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

Editorial board


  • since 2019:   Editor-in-Chief at Soil Organisms
  • 2014 - 2018: Editor-in-Chief at Pedobiologia
  • 2012 - 2013: Subject Editor at Plant and Soil
  • 2011 - 2013: Subject Editor at Biodiversity and Conservation

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