Prof François Buscot

Prof. François Buscot



  • Member of the Central Committee for Biosafety
  • Member of the DFG Senate Commission for Biodiversity
  • President of the Selection Committee for the Allocation of International Climate Protection Fellowships from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Academic positions


  • since 2010 Professor for Soil Ecology at the Leipzig University
  • since 2005 Head of the Department for Soil Ecology at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ in Halle
  • 2003–2010 Professor for Terrestrial Ecology at the Leipzig University
  • 1997–2003 Professor for Environmental Sciences (C3) at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena
  • 1991–1997 Group leader for mycorrhiza and soil fungi research at the Federal Research Centre for Agriculture (FAL) Braunschweig with 6 month at the GSF Research Centre for Health and Environment Munich
  • 1988–1990 Postdoc Humboldt Fellow at the University of Tübingen + EURO-Sylva EU Project 



  • 1996 Habilitation for Soil Biology, Technical University of Braunschweig
  • 1987 PhD in Botany, University of Strasbourg (supervision: J. Roux)
  • 1983 Diploma in Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Lille, Strasbourg, Besancon 

Research focus


My main interest in research is the ecology of soil fungi and mycorrhizas. In the frame of my doctoral thesis and of my habilitation, I tried to elucidate the biological and ecological strategies of higher ascomycetes and in particular of the morels. Therefore, I used a broad range of field and laboratory techniques like light and transmission electron microscopy, analyses of metabolites, isoenzymes and DNA (PCR) and also cultivation models in pure culture or in association with higher plants.

iDiv publications


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.

Multi-trophic guilds respond differently to changing elevation in a subtropical forest Ecography 41(6), 1013-23

Breulmann, M., Kuka, K., van Afferden, M., Buscot, F., Fuhner, C., Muller, R., Schulz, E.

Labile water soluble components govern the short-term microbial decay of hydrochar from sewage sludge Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 64(6), 873-80

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.

Mycorrhiza in tree diversity–ecosystem function relationships: conceptual framework and experimental implementation Ecosphere 9(5), e02226

Francioli, D., Schulz, E., Buscot, F., Reitz, T.

Dynamics of Soil Bacterial Communities Over a Vegetation Season Relate to Both Soil Nutrient Status and Plant Growth Phenology Microbial Ecology 75(1), 216-27

Purahong, W., Wubet, T., Kahl, T., Arnstadt, T., Hoppe, B., Lentendu, G., Baber, K., Rose, T., Kellner, H., Hofrichter, M., Bauhus, J., Krüger, D., Buscot, F.

Increasing N deposition impacts neither diversity nor functions of deadwood-inhabiting fungal communities, but adaptation and functional redundancy warrants ecosystem function Environmental Microbiology 20(5), 1693-710

Schall, P., Gossner, M. M., Heinrichs, S., Fischer, M., Boch, S., Prati, D., Jung, K., Baumgartner, V., Blaser, S., Böhm, S., Buscot, F., Daniel, R., Goldmann, K., Kaiser, K., Kahl, T., Lange, M., Müller, J., Overmann, J., Renner, S. C., Schulze, E.-D., Sikorski, J., Tschapka, M., Türke, M., Weisser, W. W., Wemheuer, B., Wubet, T., Ammer, C.

The impact of even-aged and uneven-aged forest management on regional biodiversity of multiple taxa in European beech forests Journal of Applied Ecology 55(1), 267-78

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.

Biodiversity across trophic levels drives multifunctionality in highly diverse forests Nature Communications 9, 2989

Kahl, T., Arnstadt, T., Baber, K., Bässler, C., Bauhus, J., Borken, W., Buscot, F., Floren, A., Heibl, C., Hessenmöller, D., et al.

Wood decay rates of 13 temperate tree species in relation to wood properties, enzyme activities and organismic diversities Forest Ecology and Management 391, 86-95

Lazar, C. S., Stoll, W., Lehmann, R., Herrmann, M., Schwab, V. F., Akob, D. M., Nawaz, A., Wubet, T., Buscot, F., Totsche, K.-U., Küsel, K.

Archaeal Diversity and CO2 Fixers in Carbonate-/Siliciclastic-Rock Groundwater Ecosystems Archaea 2017, 2136287

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

Leaf litter diversity alters microbial activity, microbial abundances, and nutrient cycling in a subtropical forest ecosystem Biogeochemistry 134(1), 163-81

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

Characterization of Unexplored Deadwood Mycobiome in Highly Diverse Subtropical Forests Using Culture-independent Molecular Technique Frontiers in Microbiology 8(574),

Purahong, W., Wubet, T., Krüger, D., Buscot, F.

Molecular evidence strongly supports deadwood-inhabiting fungi exhibiting unexpected tree species preferences in temperate forests The Isme Journal (in press),

Schmidt, J., Fester, T., Schulz, E., Michalzik, B., Buscot, F., Gutknecht, J.

Effects of plant-symbiotic relationships on the living soil microbial community and microbial necromass in a long-term agro-ecosystem Science of the Total Environment 581-582, 756-65

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.

On the combined effect of soil fertility and topography on tree growth in subtropical forest ecosystems—a study from SE China Journal of Plant Ecology 10(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.

Belowground top-down and aboveground bottom-up effects structure multitrophic community relationships in a biodiverse forest Scientific Reports 7(1), 4222

Shang, Y., Sikorski, J., Bonkowski, M., Fiore-Donno, A.-M., Kandeler, E., Marhan, S., Boeddinghaus, R. S., Solly, E. F., Schrumpf, M., Schöning, I., Wubet, T., Buscot, F., Overmann, J.

Inferring interactions in complex microbial communities from nucleotide sequence data and environmental parameters PLoS ONE 12(3), e0173765

Simons, N. K., Lewinsohn, T., Blüthgen, N., Buscot, F., Boch, S., Daniel, R., Gossner, M. M., Jung, K., Kaiser, K., Müller, J., Prati, D., Renner, S. C., Socher, S. A., Sonnemann, I., Weiner, C. N., Werner, M., Wubet, T., et al.

Contrasting effects of grassland management modes on species-abundance distributions of multiple groups Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 237, 143-53

Weißbecker, C., Buscot, F., Wubet, T.

Preservation of nucleic acids by freeze-drying for next generation sequencing analyses of soil microbial communities Journal of Plant Ecology 10(1), 81-90

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.

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

Breulmann, M., Boettger, T., Buscot, F., Gruendling, R., Schulz, E.

Carbon storage potential in size-density fractions from semi-natural grassland ecosystems with different productivities over varying soil depths Science of the Total Environment 545, 30-39

Francioli, D., Schulz, E., Lentendu, G., Wubet, T., Buscot, F., Reitz, T.

Mineral vs. Organic Amendments: Microbial Community Structure, Activity and Abundance of Agriculturally Relevant Microbes Are Driven by Long-Term Fertilization Strategies Frontiers in Microbiology 7(1446),

Francioli, D., Schulz, E., Purahong, W., Buscot, F., Reitz, T.

Reinoculation elucidates mechanisms of bacterial community assembly in soil and reveals undetected microbes Biology and Fertility of Soils 52(8), 1073-83

Goldmann, K., Schröter, K., Pena, R., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Buscot, F., Polle, A., Wubet, T.

Divergent habitat filtering of root and soil fungal communities in temperate beech forests Scientific Reports 6(31439),

Kramer, S., Dibbern, D., Moll, J., Huenninghaus, M., Koller, R., Krueger, D., Marhan, S., Urich, T., Wubet, T., Bonkowski, M., Buscot, F., et al.

Resource Partitioning between Bacteria, Fungi, and Protists in the Detritusphere of an Agricultural Soil Frontiers in Microbiology 7(1524),

Moll, J., Hoppe, B., Koenig, S., Wubet, T., Buscot, F., Krueger, D.

Spatial Distribution of Fungal Communities in an Arable Soil Plos One 11(2), e0148130

Nacke, H., Goldmann, K., Schöning, I., Pfeiffer, B., Kaiser, K., Castillo-Villamizar, G. A., Schrumpf, M., Buscot, F., Daniel, R., Wubet, T.

Fine Spatial Scale Variation of Soil Microbial Communities under European Beech and Norway Spruce Frontiers in Microbiology 7(2067),

Nawaz, A., Purahong, W., Lehmann, R., Herrmann, M., Küsel, K., Totsche, K. U., Buscot, F., Wubet, T.

Superimposed pristine limestone aquifers with marked hydrochemical differences exhibit distinct fungal communities Frontiers in Microbiology 7, 666

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.

Soil and tree species traits both shape soil microbial communities during early growth of Chinese subtropical forests Soil Biology & Biochemistry 96, 180-90

Purahong, W., Arnstadt, T., Kahl, T., Bauhus, J., Kellner, H., Hofrichter, M., Krüger, D., Buscot, F., Hoppe, B.

Are correlations between deadwood fungal community structure, wood physico-chemical properties and lignin-modifying enzymes stable across different geographical regions? Fungal Ecology 22, 98-105

Purahong, W., Durka, W., Fischer, M., Dommert, S., Schöps, R., Buscot, F., Wubet, T.

Tree species, tree genotypes and tree genotypic diversity levels affect microbe-mediated soil ecosystem functions in a subtropical forest Scientific Reports 6, 36672

Purahong, W., Wubet, T., Lentendu, G., Schloter, M., Pecyna, M. J., Kapturska, D., Hofrichter, M., Krüger, D., Buscot, F.

Life in leaf litter: novel insights into community dynamics of bacteria and fungi during litter decomposition Molecular Ecology 25(16), 4059-74

Soliveres, S., Manning, P., Prati, D., Gossner, M. M., Alt, F., Arndt, H., Baumgartner, V., Binkenstein, J., Birkhofer, K., Blaser, S., Bluthgen, N., Boch, S., Bohm, S., Borschig, C., Buscot, F., Diekotter, T., Heinze, J., Holzel, N., Jung, K., Klaus, V. H., Klein, A. M., Kleinebecker, T., Klemmer, S., Krauss, J., Lange, M., Morris, E. K., Muller, J., Oelmann, Y., Overmann, J., Pasalic, E., Renner, S. C., Rillig, M. C., Schaefer, H. M., Schloter, M., Schmitt, B., Schoning, I., Schrumpf, M., Sikorski, J., Socher, S. A., Solly, E. F., Sonnemann, I., Sorkau, E., Steckel, J., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Stempfhuber, B., Tschapka, M., Türke, M., Venter, P., Weiner, C. N., Weisser, W. W., Werner, M., Westphal, C., Wilcke, W., Wolters, V., Wubet, T., et al.

Locally rare species influence grassland ecosystem multifunctionality Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B - Biological Sciences 371(1694),

Soliveres, S., van der Plas, F., Manning, P., Prati, D., Gossner, M. M., Renner, S. C., Alt, F., Arndt, H., Baumgartner, V., Binkenstein, J., Birkhofer, K., Blaser, S., Blüthgen, N., Boch, S., Böhm, S., Börschig, C., Buscot, F., Diekötter, T., Heinze, J., Hölzel, N., Jung, K., Klaus, V. H., Kleinebecker, T., Klemmer, S., Krauss, J., Lange, M., Morris, E. K., Müller, J., Oelmann, Y., Overmann, J., Pašalić, E., Rillig, M. C., Schaefer, H. M., Schloter, M., Schmitt, B., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Sikorski, J., Socher, S. A., Solly, E. F., Sonnemann, I., Sorkau, E., Steckel, J., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Stempfhuber, B., Tschapka, M., Türke, M., Venter, P. C., Weiner, C. N., Weisser, W. W., Werner, M., Westphal, C., Wilcke, W., Wolters, V., Wubet, T., et al.

Biodiversity at multiple trophic levels is needed for ecosystem multifunctionality Nature 536(7617), 456-59

Buscot, F.

Implication of evolution and diversity in arbuscular and ectomycorrhizal symbioses Journal of Plant Physiology 172, 55-61

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.

Community assembly of ectomycorrhizal fungi along a subtropical secondary forest succession New Phytologist 205(2), 771-85

Goldmann, K., Schoening, I., Buscot, F., Wubet, T.

Forest Management Type Influences Diversity and Community Composition of Soil Fungi across Temperate Forest Ecosystems Frontiers in Microbiology 6, 1300

Herrmann, S., Recht, S., Boenn, M., Feldhahn, L., Angay, O., Fleischmann, F., Tarkka, M. T., Grams, E. E., Buscot, F.

Endogenous rhythmic growth in oak trees is regulated by internal clocks rather than resource availability Journal of Experimental Botany 66, 7113-27

Hoppe, B., Krueger, D., Kahl, T., Arnstadt, T., Buscot, F., Bauhus, J., Wubet, T.

A pyrosequencing insight into sprawling bacterial diversity and community dynamics in decaying deadwood logs of Fagus sylvatica and Picea abies Scientific Reports 5, 9456

Hoppe, B., Purahong, W., Wubet, T., Kahl, T., Bauhus, J., Arnstadt, T., Hofrichter, M., Buscot, F., Krüger, D.

Linking molecular deadwood-inhabiting fungal diversity and community dynamics to ecosystem functions and processes in Central European forests Fungal Diversity 77(1), 367-79

Kohler, A., Kuo, A., Nagy, L. G., Morin, E., Barry, K. W., Buscot, F., Canback, B., Choi, C., Cichocki, N., Clum, A., Colpaert, J., Copeland, A., Costa, M. D., Dore, J., Floudas, D., Gay, G., Girlanda, M., Henrissat, B., Herrmann, S., Hess, J., Hogberg, N., Johansson, T., Khouja, H.-R., LaButti, K., Lahrmann, U., Levasseur, A., Lindquist, E. A., Lipzen, A., Marmeisse, R., Martino, E., Murat, C., Ngan, C. Y., Nehls, U., Plett, J. M., Pringle, A., Ohm, R. A., Perotto, S., Peter, M., Riley, R., Rineau, F., Ruytinx, J., Salamov, A., Shah, F., Sun, H., Tarkka, M., et al.

Convergent losses of decay mechanisms and rapid turnover of symbiosis genes in mycorrhizal mutualists Nature Genetics 47(4), 410-15

Kurth, F., Feldhahn, L., Bönn, M., Herrmann, S., Buscot, F., Tarkka, M. T.

Large scale transcriptome analysis reveals interplay between development of forest trees and a beneficial mycorrhiza helper bacterium BMC Genomics 16, 658

Lesur, I., Le Provost, G., Bento, P., Da Silva, C., Leple, J. C., Murat, F., Ueno, S., Bartholome, J., Lalanne, C., Ehrenmann, F., Noirot, C., Burban, C., Leger, V., Amselem, J., Belser, C., Quesneville, H., Stierschneider, M., Fluch, S., Feldhahn, L., Tarkka, M., Herrmann, S., Buscot, F., et al.

The oak gene expression atlas: insights into Fagaceae genome evolution and the discovery of genes regulated during bud dormancy release BMC Genomics 16(1), 112

Manning, P., Gossner, M. M., Bossdorf, O., Allan, E., Zhang, Y.-Y., Prati, D., Bluethgen, N., Boch, S., Boehm, S., Boerschig, C., Hoelzel, N., Jung, K., Klaus, V. H., Klein, A. M., Kleinebecker, T., Krauss, J., Lange, M., Mueller, J., Pasalic, E., Socher, S. A., Tschapka, M., Tuerke, M., Weiner, C., Werner, M., Gockel, S., Hemp, A., Renner, S. C., Wells, K., Buscot, F., et al.

Grassland management intensification weakens the associations among the diversities of multiple plant and animal taxa Ecology 96(6), 1492-1501

Moll, J., Goldmann, K., Kramer, S., Hempel, S., Kandeler, E., Marhan, S., Ruess, L., Kruger, D., Buscot, F.

Resource Type and Availability Regulate Fungal Communities Along Arable Soil Profiles Microbial Ecology 70(2), 390-99

Purahong, W., Kapturska, D., Pecyna, M. J., Jariyavidyanont, K., Kaunzner, J., Juncheed, K., Uengwetwanit, T., Rudloff, R., Schulz, E., Hofrichter, M., Schloter, M., Krueger, D., Buscot, F.

Effects of Forest Management Practices in Temperate Beech Forests on Bacterial and Fungal Communities Involved in Leaf Litter Degradation Microbial Ecology 69(4), 905-13

Purahong, W., Stempfhuber, B., Lentendu, G., Francioli, D., Reitz, T., Buscot, F., Schloter, M., Krueger, D.

Influence of Commonly Used Primer Systems on Automated Ribosomal Intergenic Spacer Analysis of Bacterial Communities in Environmental Samples Plos One 10(3), e0118967

Schmidt, J., Schulz, E., Michalzik, B., Buscot, F., Gutknecht, J. L. M.

Carbon input and crop-related changes in microbial biomarker levels strongly affect the turnover and composition of soil organic carbon Soil Biology and Biochemistry 85, 39-50

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.

Multitrophic diversity in a biodiverse forest is highly nonlinear across spatial scales Nature Communications 6, 10169

Stempfhuber, B., Engel, M., Fischer, D., Neskovic-Prit, G., Wubet, T., Schoening, I., Gubry-Rangin, C., Kublik, S., Schloter-Hai, B., Rattei, T., Welzl, G., Nicol, G. W., Schrumpf, M., Buscot, F., et al.

pH as a Driver for Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea in Forest Soils Microbial Ecology 69(4), 879-83

Tarkka, M. T., Feldhahn, L., Buscot, F., Wubet, T.

Genome Sequence of the Mycorrhiza Helper Bacterium Streptomyces sp. Strain AcH 505 Genome Announcements 3(2), e01386-14

Tarkka, M. T., Feldhahn, L., Kruger, D., Arnold, N., Buscot, F., Wubet, T.

Draft Genome Sequence of Streptomyces sp. Strain 150FB, a Mushroom Mycoparasite Antagonist Genome Announcements 3(2), e01441-14

Allan, E., Bossdorf, O., Dormann, C. F., Prati, D., Gossner, M. M., Tscharntke, T., Bluthgen, N., Bellach, M., Birkhofer, K., Boch, S., Bohm, S., Borschig, C., Chatzinotas, A., Christ, S., Daniel, R., Diekotter, T., Fischer, C., Friedl, T., Glaser, K., Hallmann, C., Hodac, L., Holzel, N., Jung, K., Klein, A. M., Klaus, V. H., Kleinebecker, T., Krauss, J., Lange, M., Morris, E. K., Muller, J., Nacke, H., Pasalic, E., Rillig, M. C., Rothenwohrer, C., Schall, P., Scherber, C., Schulze, W., Socher, S. A., Steckel, J., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Turke, M., Weiner, C. N., Werner, M., Westphal, C., Wolters, V., Wubet, T., Gockel, S., Gorke, M., Hemp, A., Renner, S. C., Schoning, I., Pfeiffer, S., König-Ries, B., Buscot, F., Linsenmair, K. E., Schulze, E. D., Weisser, W. W., Fischer, M.

Interannual variation in land-use intensity enhances grassland multidiversity Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111(1), 308-13

Angay, O., Fleischmann, F., Recht, S., Herrmann, S., Matyssek, R., Osswald, W., Buscot, F., Grams, T. E. E.

Sweets for the foe - effects of nonstructural carbohydrates on the susceptibility of Quercus robur against Phytophthora quercina New Phytologist 203(4), 1282-90

Breulmann, M., Masyutenko, N. P., Kogut, B. M., Schroll, R., Doerfler, U., Buscot, F., Schulz, E.

Short-term bioavailability of carbon in soil organic matter fractions of different particle sizes and densities in grassland ecosystems Science of the Total Environment 497, 29-37

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.

Designing forest biodiversity experiments: general considerations illustrated by a new large experiment in subtropical China Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5(1), 74-89

Gao, C., Shi, N. N., Liu, Y. X., Zheng, Y., Ding, Q., Mi, X. C., Ma, K. P., Wubet, T., Buscot, F., Guo, L. D.

REPLY Host plant richness explains diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungi: Response to the comment of Tedersoo et al. (2014) Molecular Ecology 23(5), 996-99

Goris, T., Schubert, T., Gadkari, J., Wubet, T., Tarkka, M., Buscot, F., Adrian, L., Diekert, G.

Insights into organohalide respiration and the versatile catabolism of Sulfurospirillum multivorans gained from comparative genomics and physiological studies Environmental Microbiology 16(11), 3562-80

Hoppe, B., Kahl, T., Karasch, P., Wubet, T., Bauhus, J., Buscot, F., Krüger, D.

Network Analysis Reveals Ecological Links between N-Fixing Bacteria and Wood-Decaying Fungi PLoS ONE 9(2), e88141

Kurth, F., Mailander, S., Bonn, M., Feldhahn, L., Herrmann, S., Grosse, I., Buscot, F., Schrey, S. D., Tarkka, M. T.

Streptomyces-Induced Resistance Against Oak Powdery Mildew Involves Host Plant Responses in Defense, Photosynthesis, and Secondary Metabolism Pathways Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 27(9), 891-900

Lentendu, G., Wubet, T., Chatzinotas, A., Wilhelm, C., Buscot, F., Schlegel, M.

Data from: Effects of long term differential fertilization on eukaryotic microbial communities in an arable soil: a multiple barcoding approach Dryad Data Repository ,

Lentendu, G., Wubet, T., Chatzinotas, A., Wilhelm, C., Buscot, F., Schlegel, M.

Effects of long-term differential fertilization on eukaryotic microbial communities in an arable soil: a multiple barcoding approach Molecular Ecology 23(13), 3341-55

Morris, E. K., Caruso, T., Buscot, F., Fischer, M., Hancock, C., Maier, T. S., Meiners, T., Mueller, C., Obermaier, E., Prati, D., Socher, S. A., Sonnemann, I., Waeschke, N., Wubet, T., Wurst, S., Rillig, M. C.

Choosing and using diversity indices: insights for ecological applications from the German Biodiversity Exploratories Ecology and Evolution 4(18), 3514-24

Purahong, W., Hoppe, B., Kahl, T., Schloter, M., Schulze, E. D., Bauhus, J., Buscot, F., Kruger, D.

Changes within a single land-use category alter microbial diversity and community structure: Molecular evidence from wood-inhabiting fungi in forest ecosystems Journal of Environmental Management 139, 109-19

Purahong, W., Kahl, T., Schloter, M., Bauhus, J., Buscot, F., Krüger, D.

Comparing fungal richness and community composition in coarse woody debris in Central European beech forests under three types of management Mycological Progress 13(3), 959-64

Purahong, W., Kapturska, D., Pecyna, M. J., Schulz, E., Schloter, M., Buscot, F., Hofrichter, M., Krüger, D.

Influence of Different Forest System Management Practices on Leaf Litter Decomposition Rates, Nutrient Dynamics and the Activity of Ligninolytic Enzymes: A Case Study from Central European Forests PLoS ONE 9(4), e93700

Purahong, W., Schloter, M., Pecyna, M. J., Kapturska, D., Daeumlich, V., Mital, S., Buscot, F., Hofrichter, M., Gutknecht, J. L. M., Krueger, D.

Uncoupling of microbial community structure and function in decomposing litter across beech forest ecosystems in Central Europe Scientific Reports 4, 7014

Stempfhuber, B., Welzl, G., Wubet, T., Schöning, I., Marhan, S., Buscot, F., Kandeler, E., Schloter, M.

Drivers for ammonia-oxidation along a land-use gradient in grassland soils Soil Biology and Biochemistry 69, 179-86

Kurth, F., Zeitler, K., Feldhahn, L., Neu, T. R., Weber, T., Kristufek, V., Wubet, T., Herrmann, S., Buscot, F., Tarkka, M. T.

Detection and quantification of a mycorrhization helper bacterium and a mycorrhizal fungus in plant-soil microcosms at different levels of complexity BMC Microbiology 13, 205

Lentendu, G., Hubschmann, T., Muller, S., Dunker, S., Buscot, F., Wilhelm, C.

Recovery of soil unicellular eukaryotes: An efficiency and activity analysis on the single cell level Journal of Microbiological Methods 95(3), 463-69

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

Forest Age and Plant Species Composition Determine the Soil Fungal Community Composition in a Chinese Subtropical Forest PLoS ONE 8(6), e66829
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