Prof Nico Eisenhauer

Head of Research Group

Selected publications


Since 2007, 492 publications in peer-reviewed journals; 37 other publications (publications total: 529); h-index 94 (Google Scholar, May 8, 2024), i10-index 358, citations 32.726; 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. Guerra CA, Bardgett RD, Caon L, Crowther TW, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Montanarella L, Navarro LM, Orgiazzi A, Singh BK, Tedersoo L, Vargas-Rojas R, Briones MJI, Buscot F, Cameron EK, Cesarz S, Chatzinotas A, Cowman DA, Djukic I, van den Hoogen J, Lehmann A, Maestre FT, Marín C, Reitz T, Rillig MC, Smith LC, de Vries FT, Weigelt A, Wall DH*, Eisenhauer N* (2021) Tracking, targeting, and conserving soil biodiversity. Science 371: 239-241. * shared senior authorship.

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

7. 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.

8. 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.

9. 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.

10. 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.

11. FAO, ITPS, GSBI, SCBD and EC. 2020. State of knowledge of soil biodiversity - Status, challenges and potentialities, Report 2020. Rome, FAO. N CoordinatingLead Author; Lead Author of Chapter 2. Global diversity & distribution of soil biodiversity; Contributing Author of Chapter 4. Threats to soil biodiversity - global and regional trends).

12. Pörtner HO, Scholes RJ, Agard J, Archer E, Arneth A, Bai X, Barnes D, Burrows M, Chan L, Cheung WL, Diamond S, Donatti C, Duarte C, Eisenhauer N, Foden W, Gasalla MA, Handa C, Hickler T, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Ichii K, Jacob U, Insarov G, Kiessling W, Leadley P, Leemans R, Levin L, Lim M, Maharaj S, Managi S, Marquet PA, McElwee P, Midgley G, Oberdorff T, Obura D, Osman E, Pandit R, Pascual U, Pires APF, Popp A, Reyes-García V, Sankaran M, Settele J, Shin YJ, Sintayehu DW, Smith P, Steiner N, Strassburg B, Sukumar R, Trisos C, Val AL, Wu J, Aldrian E, Parmesan C, Pichs-Madruga R, Roberts DC, Rogers AD, Díaz S, Fischer M, Hashimoto S, Lavorel S, Wu N, Ngo HT (2021) IPBES-IPCC co-sponsored workshop report synopsis on biodiversity and climate change; IPBES and IPCC, DOI:10.5281/zenodo.4782538. 



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

(Google Scholar, May 8, 2024, h-index 94, i10-index 358, citations 32.762)


492 Sasaki T, Berdugo M, Kinugasa T, Batdelger G, Baasandai E, & Eisenhauer N (2024) Aridity-dependent shifts in biodiversity–stability relationships but not in underlying mechanisms. Global Change Biology, accepted.

491 Chen Z, Ni X, Patoine G, Peng C, Yue K, Yuan J, Wu Q, Eisenhauer N, Guerra CA, Bol R, Wu F, & Wang GG (2024) Climate warming accelerates carbon release from foliar litter - a global synthesis. Global Change Biology, accepted.

490 Bei Q, Reitz T, Schädler M, Hodgskiss LH, Peng J, Schnabel B, Buscot F, Eisenhauer N, Schleper C, Heintz-Buschart A (2024) Genomes of the universal soil ammonia-oxidizing archaea disclosed after two decades. ISME Journal, accepted.

489 Luo S, Schmid B, Hector A, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Verheyen K, Barsoum N, Bauhus J, Beyer F, Bruelheide H, Ferlian O, Godbold D, Hall J, Hajek P, Huang Y, Hölscher D, Kreft H, Liu X, Messier C, Nock C, Paquette A, Parker JD, Parker WC, Paterno GB, Reich PB, Rewald B, Sandén H, Sinacore K, Stefanski A, Williams L, & Eisenhauer N (2024) Mycorrhizal associations modify tree diversity−productivity relationships across experimental tree plantations. New Phytologist, accepted.

488 Eisenhauer N (2024) Operationalize biodiversity theory. Current Biology, accepted.

487 Soltani S, Ferlian O, Eisenhauer N, Feilhauer H, & Kattenborn T (2024) From simple labels to semantic image segmentation: Leveraging citizen science plant photographs for tree species mapping in drone imagery. Biogeosciences;

486 Albracht C, Solbach MD, Hennecke J, Bassi L, van der Ploeg GR, Eisenhauer N, Weigelt A, Buscot F, & Heintz-Buschart A (2024) Common soil history is more important than plant history for arbuscular mycorrhizal community assembly in an experimental grassland diversity gradient. Biology and Fertility of Soils;

485 Jurburg S, Blowes S, Shade A, Eisenhauer N, & Chase J (2024) Disturbance and recovery: a synthesis of microbial community reassembly following disturbance across realms. Microbiome, accepted.

484 Ganault P, Ristok C, Phillips HRP, Hedde M, Capowiez Y, Bottinelli N, Decaëns T, Marchan D, Gérard S, Mathieu J, Potapov A, Cameron EK, Brown GG, Bartz M, Zeiss R, Zi Y, Tsiafouli M, Russell DJ, Guerra C, & Eisenhauer N (2024) Soil BON Earthworm - A global initiative on earthworm distribution, traits, and spatiotemporal diversity patterns. Soil Organisms 96: 47-60; doi 10.25674/362.

483 Bönisch E, Blagodatkaya E, Dirzo R, Ferlian O, Fichtner A, Huang, Leonard SJ, Maestre FT, von Oheimb G, Ray T, & Eisenhauer N (2024) Mycorrhizal type and tree diversity affect foliar elemental pools and stoichiometry. New Phytologist 242: 1614–1629; doi: 10.1111/nph.19732.

482 Eldridge DJ, … Eisenhauer N, …, & Maestre FT (2024) Hotspots of biogeochemical activity linked to aridity and plant traits across global drylands. Nature Plants,  

481 Sánchez-Bermejo PC, Monjau T, Goldmann K, Ferlian O, Eisenhauer N, Bruelheide H, Ma Z, Haider S (2024) Tree and mycorrhizal fungal diversity drive intraspecific and intraindividual trait variation in temperate forests: Evidence from a tree diversity experiment. Functional Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.14549.

480 Shi X, Eisenhauer N, Peñuelas J, Fu Y, Wang J, Chen Y, Liu S, He L, Lucas-Borja ME, Wang L, & Huang Z (2024) Trophic interactions in soil micro-food webs drive ecosystem multifunctionality along tree species richness. Global Change Biology30: e17234;

479 Blondeel H, … Eisenhauer N, …, & Baeten L (2024) Tree diversity reduces variability in sapling survival under drought. Journal of Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.14294.

478 Zheng L, …, Eisenhauer N, …, & Hautier Y (2024) Effects of plant diversity on productivity strengthen over time due to trait-dependent shifts in species overyielding. Nature Communications 15: 2078;

477 Singavarapu B, ul Haq H, Darnstaedt F, Nawaz A, Beugnon R, Cesarz S, Eisenhauer N, Du J, Xue K, Wang Y, Bruelheide H, & Wubet T (2024) Influence of tree mycorrhizal type, tree species identity, and diversity on forest root-associated mycobiomes. New Phytologist242: 1691–1703; doi: 10.1111/nph.19722.

476 Liebal K, Denzer V, Eisenhauer N, Fritsche I, Kunzmann U, Oña L, Quaas M, Staude I, & Wirth C (2024) Biodiversity, mental health and well-being: psychological mechanisms and moderators of a complex relationship (BIOWELL). Research Ideas & Outcomes 10: e116333; doi: 10.3897/rio.10.e116333.

475 Dietrich P, Ebeling A, Meyer ST, Asato AEB, Bröcher M, Gleixner G, Huang Y, Roscher C, Schmid B, Vogel A, & Eisenhauer N (2024) Plant diversity and community age stabilize ecosystem multifunctionality. Global Change Biology 30: e17225;

474 Bröcher M, Meyer ST, Eisenhauer N, & Ebeling A (2024) The positive plant diversity/consumer relationship is independent of grassland age. Basic & Applied Ecology 76: 58-68;

473 Patoine G, Eisenhauer N, Cesarz S, Phillips HRP, Xu X, Zhang L, & Guerra CA (2024) Reply to: Field experiments show no consistent reductions in soil microbial carbon in response to warming. Nature Communications 15: 1731;

472 Brown GG, …, Eisenhauer N, …, & Mathieu J (2024) Soil macrofauna communities in Brazilian land-use systems. Biodiversity Data Journal 12: e115000; doi: 10.3897/BDJ.12.e115000.

471 Gong X, Qiao Z, Yao H, Zhao D, Eisenhauer N, Scheu S, Liang C, Liu M, Zhu Y-G, & Sun X (2024) Urbanization simplifies soil nematode communities and coincides with decreased ecosystem stability. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 190: 109297;

470 Hu X, Wu X, Zhou Q, Niklas KJ, Jiang L, Eisenhauer N, Reich PB, & Sun S (2024) Warming causes contrasting spider behavioral responses by changing their prey size spectra. Nature Climate Change, accepted.

469 Waeem Raza, Jiang G, Eisenhauer N, Huang Y, Wei Z, Shen Q, Kowalchuk GA, & Jousset A (2024)Microbe-induced phenotypic variation leads to transgressive overyielding in clonal plant populations. Nature Ecology & Evolution, accepted.

468 Liu Q, Eisenhauer N, Scheu S, Angst G, Bücker M, Huang Y, Meador TB, & Schädler M (2024) Climate-dependent plant responses to earthworms in two land-use types. Oecologia,

467 Ferlian O, Goldmann K, Bonkowski M, Dumack K, Wubet T, & Eisenhauer N (2024) Invasive earthworms shift soil microbial community structure in northern North American forest ecosystems. iScience, accepted.

466 Thouvenot L, Ferlian O, Craven D, Johnson EA, Köhler J, Lochner A, Quosh J, Zeuner A, & Eisenhauer N (2024) Invasive earthworms change understory plant community traits and reduce plant functional diversity of a North American forest. iScience, accepted.

465 Yi H, Eisenhauer N, Austen JC, Rebollo R, Ray T, Bönisch E, von Oheimb G, Fichtner A, Schuldt A, Patoine G, & Ferlian O (2024) Tree diversity and mycorrhizal type co-determine multitrophic ecosystem functions. Journal of Ecology, in press.

464 Potapov A, …, Eisenhauer N, …, & Scheu S (2024) Global fine-resolution data on springtail abundance and community structure. Scientific Data 11: 22;

463 Depauw L, De Lombaerde E, Dhiedt E, Blondell H, Abdala-Roberts L, Auge H, Barsoum N, Bauhus J, Chu C, Damtew A, Eisenhauer N, Fagundes MV, Ganade G, Gendreau-Berthiaume B, Godbold D, Gravel D, Guillemot J, Hajek P, Hector A, Hérault B, Jactel H, Koricheva J, Kreft H, Liu X, Mereu S, Messier C, Muys B, Nock CA, Paquette A, Parker JD, Parker WC, Paterno GB, Perring MP, Ponette Q, Potvin C, Reich PB, Rewald B, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schnabel F, Sousa-Silva R, Weih M, Zemp DC, Verheyen K, & Baeten L (2024) Enhancing tree performance through species mixing: review of a quarter-century TreeDivNet experiments revealing research gaps and practical insights. Current Forestry Reports, in press.

462 Smith MD, Wilkins KD, … Eisenhauer N, …., & Zeiter M (2024) Extreme drought impacts have been underestimated in grasslands and shrublands globally. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS), accepted.

461 Bassi L, Hennecke J, Albracht C, Broecher M, Solbach M, Schaller J, Doan VC, Wagner H, Eisenhauer N, Ebeling A, Meyer S, van Dam N, & Weigelt A (2024) Uncovering the secrets of monoculture yield decline: trade-offs between leaf and root chemical and physical defence traits in a grassland experiment. Oikos,

460 Chao A, Chiu C-H, Hu K-H, van der Plas F, Cadotte MW, Mitesser O, Thorn S, Mori AS, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Eisenhauer N, Bässler C, Delory BM, Feldhaar H, Fichtner A, Hothorn T, Peters MK, Pierick K, von Oheimb G, & Müller J (2024) Hill-Chao numbers allow decomposing gammamultifunctionality into alpha and beta components. Ecology Letters,

459 Huang Y, Stein G, Kolle O, Kübler K, Schulze E-D, Dong H, Eichenberg D, Gleixner G, Hildebrandt A, Lange M, Roscher C, Schielzeth H, Schmid B, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Shadaydeh M, Denzler J, Ebeling A, & Eisenhauer N (2024) Enhanced stability of grassland soil temperature by plant diversity. Nature Geoscience,

458 Zeiss R, Briones MJI, Mathieu J, Lomba A, Dahlke J, Heptner L-F, Salako G, Eisenhauer N, & Guerra CA (2024) Climate effects on the distribution and conservation of commonly observed European earthworms. Conservation Biology,

457 Schwarz R, Eisenhauer N, Ferlian O, Maestre F, Rosenbaum B, Uthe H, & Thouvenot L (2024) Invasive earthworms modulate native plant trait expression and competition. Oikos,

456 Argens L, Weisser WW, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Lange M, Oelmann Y, Roscher C, Schielzeth H, Schmid B, Wilcke W, & Meyer S (2024) Relationships between ecosystem functions are temporally variable and driven by plant species richness and plant community composition. Oikos,


455 Eisenhauer N, Xylander WER, & Potapov A (2023) Spotlight on the unseen majority – the way to open community-driven publishing for global soil biodiversity. Soil Organisms95: 173-177; DOI 10.25674/so95iss3id358.

454 Siebert J, Sünnemann M, Hautier Y, Risch AC, Bakker JD, Biedermann L, Blumenthal DM, Borer ET, Bugalho MN, Broadbent AAD, Caldeira MC, Cleland E, Davies KF, Eskelinen A, Hagenah N, Knops JMH, MacDougall AS, McCulley RL, Moore JL, Power SA, Price JN, Seabloom EW, Standish R, Stevens CJ, Zimmermann S, & Eisenhauer N (2023) Drivers of soil microbial and detritivore activity across global grasslands. Communications Biology 6: 1220;

453 Sanaei A, Herrmann H, Alshaabi L, Beck J, Ferlian O, Wadinga Fomba K, Haferkorn S, van Pinxteren M, Quaas J, Quosh J, Rabe R, Wirth C, Eisenhauer N,& Weigelt A (2023) Changes in biodiversity impact atmospheric chemistry and climate through plant volatiles and particles. Communications Earth & Environment 4: 445;

452 Ristok C, Eisenhauer N, Weinhold A, & van Dam NM (2023) Plant diversity and soil legacy independently affect the plant metabolome and induced responses following herbivory. Ecology & Evolution, 13: e10667;

451 Jochum M, Zizka VMA, Scheu S, Eisenhauer N, & Pollierer MM (2023) Global change in above-belowground multitrophic grassland communities. Research Ideas and Outcomes 9: e113960;

450 Sünnemann M, Beugnon R, Breitkreuz C, Buscot F, Cesarz S, Jones A, Lehmann A, Lochner A, Orgiazzi A, Reitz T, Rillig MC, Schädler M, Smith LC, Zeuner A, Guerra CA, & Eisenhauer N (2023) Climate change and cropland management compromise soil integrity and multifunctionality. Communications Earth & Environment 4: article no. 394;

449 Eisenhauer N, Hines J, & Rillig MC (2023) Reply: functional similarity is more appropriate than functional redundancy. npg Biodiversity 2: article no. 24;

448 Leonard SJ, Dirzo R, Eisenhauer N, Rebollo R, Schädler M, & Ferlian O (2023) Explaining variation in plant-herbivore associational effects in a tree biodiversity experiment. Journal of Ecology 111: 2694-2709;

447 Spohn M, Bagchi S, Biedermann LA, Borer ET, Bråthen KA, Bugalho MN, Caldeira MC, Carford JA, Collins SL, Eisenhauer N, Hagenah N, Haider S, Hautier Y, Knops JMH, Koerner SE, Laanisto L, Lekberg Y, Martina JP, Martinson H, McCulley RL, Peri PL, Macek P, Power SA, Risch AC, Roscher C, Seabloom EW, Stevens C, Veen GF (Ciska), Virtanen R, & Yahdjian L (2023) The positive effect of plant diversity on soil carbon depends on climate. Nature Comminucations 14: article no. 6624;

446 Warner E, Cook-Patton SC, Lewis OT, Brown N, Koricheva J, Eisenhauer N, Ferlian O, Gravel D, Hall JS, Jactel H, Mayoral C, Meredieu C, Messier C, Paquette A, Parker WC, Potvin C, Reich PB, & Hector A (2023) Young mixed planted forests store more carbon than monocultures – a meta-analysis. Frontiers in Forest and Global Change 6: 1226514;

445 Sáez-Sandino T, García-Palacios P, Maestre FT, Plaza C, Guirado E, Singh BK, Wang J, Cano-Díaz C, Eisenhauer N, Gallardo A, & Delgado-Baquerizo M (2023) The soil microbiome governs the response of respiration to warming across the globe. Nature Climate Change 13: 1382-1387;

444 Chen Q, Wang S, Borer ET, Bakker JD, Seabloom EW, Harpole WS, Eisenhauer N, Lekberg Y, Buckley YM, Catford JA, Roscher C, Donohue I, Power SA, Daleo P, Ebeling A, Knops JMH, Martina JP, Eskelinen A, Morgan JW, Risch AC, Caldeira MC, Bugalho MN, Virtanen R, Barrio IC, Niu Y, Jentsch A, Stevens CJ, Gruner DS, MacDougall AS, Alberti J, & Hautier Y (2023) Multidimensional responses of grassland stability to eutrophication. Nature Communications 14: article number 6375;

443 Wilfahrt PA; Seabloom EW, Bakker JD, Biedermann L, Bugalho MN, Cadotte MW, Caldeira MC, Catford JA, Chen Q, Donohue I, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Haider S, Heckman RW, Jentsch A, Koerner SE, Komatsu KJ, Laungani R, MacDougall A, Martina JP, Martinson H, Moore JL, Niu Y, Ohlert T, Olde Venterink H, Orr D, Peri P, Pos E, Price J, Raynaud X, Ren Z, Roscher C, Smith NG, Stevens CJ, Sullivan LL, Tedder M, Tognetti P, Veen C, Wheeler G, Young AL, Young H, & Borer ET (2023) Nothing lasts forever: dominant species decline under rapid environmental change in global grasslands. Journal of Ecology, accepted;

442 Hennecke J, Bassi L, Mommer L, Albracht C, Bergmann J, Eisenhauer N, Guerra CA, Heintz-Buschart A, Kuyper TW, Lange M, Solbach M, & Weigelt A (2023) Rhizosphere fungal guild responses to the root economics space. New Phytologist, accepted;  

441 Ray T, Delory BM, Beugnon R, Bruelheide H, Cesarz S, Eisenhauer N, Ferlian O, Quosh J, von Oheimb G, & Fichtner A (2023) Tree diversity increases productivity through enhancing structural complexity across mycorrhizal types. Science Advances 9: eadi2362;

440 Martins IS, Schrodt F, Blowes SA, Bates AE, Bjorkman AD, Brambilla V, Carvajal-Quintero J, Chow CFY, Daskalova GN, Edwards K, Eisenhauer N, Field R, Fontrodona-Eslava A, Henn JJ, van Klink R, Madin JS, Magurran AE, McWilliam M, Moyes F, Pugh B, Sagouis A, Trindade-Santos I, McGill B, Chase JM, & Dornelas M (2023) Widespread shifts in body size within populations and assemblages. Science 381: 1067-1071;

439 Eisenhauer N, Ochoa-Hueso R, Huang Y, Barry KE, Gebler A, Guerra CA, Hines J, Jochum M, Andraczek K, Bucher SF, Buscot F, Ciobanu M, Chen H, Junker R, Lange M, Lehmann A, Rillig M, Römermann C, Ulrich J, Weigelt A, Schmidt A, Türke M (2023) Ecosystem consequences of invertebrate decline. Current Biology 33: 1–10;

438 Cesarz S et al. (2023) The effect of artificial light at night (ALAN) on belowground community composition and functions.Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, accepted.

437 Elliott T, Thompson A, Klein A-M, Albert C, Eisenhauer N, Jansen F, Schneider A, Sommer M, Straka T, Settele J, Sporbert M, Tanneberger F, & Mupepele A-C (2023) Abandoning grassland management negatively influences plant but not bird or insect biodiversity in Europe. Conservation Practice and Practice 5: e13008;

436 Bucher SF, Uhde L, Weigelt A, Cesarz S, Eisenhauer N, Gebler A, Kyba C, Römermann C, Shatwell T, & Hines J (2023) Artificial light at night (ALAN) decreases plant diversity and performance in experimental grassland communities. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, accepted.

435 Amyntas A, Berti E, Gauzens B, Albert G, Yu W, Werner AS, Eisenhauer N, & Brose U (2023) Niche complementarity among plants and animals can alter the biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationship. Functional Ecology 37: 2652-2665;

434 Dyer A et al. (2023) Insect communities under skyglow: diffuse nighttime illuminance induces spatiotemporal shifts in movement and predation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, accepted.

433 Bei Q, Reitz T, Schnabel B, Eisenhauer N, Schädler M, Buscot F, & Heintz-Buschart A (2023) Extreme summers impact cropland and grassland soil microbiomes. ISME Journal, accepted.

432 Beugnon R, Eisenhauer N, Bruelheide H, Davrinche A, Du J, Haider S, Haehn G, Saadani M, Singavarapu B, Sünnemann M, Thouvenot L, Wang Y, Wubet T, Xue K, & Cesarz S (2023) Tree diversity effects on litter decomposition are mediated by litterfall and microbial processes. Oikos, accepted.

431 Beaumelle L, Tison L, Eisenhauer N, Hines J, Malladi S, Pelosi C, Thouvenot L, & Phillips HRP (2023) Pesticide effects on soil fauna communities—A meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Ecology, in press;

430 Eisenhauer N, Angst G, Asato AEB, Beugnon R, Bönisch E, Cesarz S, Dietrich P, Jurburg SD, Madaj A-M, Reuben RC, Ristok C, Sünnemann M, Yi H, Guerra CA, & Hines J (2023) The heterogeneity-diversity-system performance nexus. National Science Review, in press;

429 Siles JA, Vera A, … Eisenhauer N, …, & Bastida F (2023) Land-use- and climate-mediated variations in soil bacterial and fungal biomass across Europe and their driving factors. Geoderma 434: 116474;

428 Maciá-Vicente JG, Francioli D, Weigelt A, Albracht C, Barry KE, Buscot F, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Hennecke J, Heintz-Buschart A, van Ruijven J, & Mommer L (2023) The structure of root-associated fungal communities is related to the long-term effects of plant diversity on productivity. Molecular Ecology, in press;

427 Yin R, Qin W, Wang X, Xie D, Wang H, Zhao H, Zhang Z, He J-S, Schädler M, Kardol P, Eisenhauer N, & Zhu B (2023)Experimental warming causes mismatches in alpine plant-microbe-fauna phenology. Nature Communications 14: 2159;

426 Eisenhauer N, Hines J, Maestre F, & Rillig MC (2023) Reconsidering functional redundancy in biodiversity research. Biodiversity 2: article no. 9;

425 Asato AEB, Wirth C, Eisenhauer N, & Hines J (2023) On the phenology of soil organisms: current knowledge and future steps. Ecology & Evolution 13: e10022;

424 Heklau H, Schindler N, Eisenhauer N, Ferlian O, & Bruelheide H (2023) Temporal variation of mycorrhization rates in a tree diversity experiment. Ecology & Evolution 13: e10002;

423 Albracht C, Eisenhauer N, Vogel A, Wagg C, Buscot F, & Heintz-Buschart (2023) Effects of recurrent summer droughts on arbuscular mycorrhizal and total fungal communities in experimental grasslands differing in plant diversity and community composition. Frontiers in Soil Science 3: 1129845;

422 Terlau JF, Brose U, Eisenhauer N, Amyntas A, Boy T, Dyer A, Gebler A, Hof C, Liu T, Scherber C, Schlägel UE, Schmidt A, & Hirt MR (2023) Microhabitat conditions remedy heat stress effects on insect activity. Global Change Biology 29: 3747-3758;

421 Bakker JD, Price JN, Henning JA, … Eisenhauer N, …, & Wardle GM (2023) Compositional variation in grassland plant communities. Ecosphere 14: e4542;

420 Heimburger B, Klein A, Roth A, Scheu S, Eisenhauer N, & Schaefer I (2023) Population structure and genetic variance among local populations of a nonnative earthworm species in Minnesota, USA. Biological Invasions 25: 2361–2375;

419 Risch AC, Zimmermann S, Schütz M, Borer ET, Broadbent AAD, Caldeira MC, Davies KF, Eisenhauer N, Eskelinen A, Fay PA, Hagedorn F, Knops JMH, Lembrechts JJ, MacDougall AS, McCulley RL, Melbourne BA, Moore JL, Power SA, Seabloom EW, Silviera ML, Virtanen R, Yahdjian L, & Ochoa-Hueso R (2023) Drivers of the microbial metabolic quotient across global grasslands. Global Ecology & Biogeography 32: 904-918;

418 Luo S, Phillips RP, Jo I, Fei S, Liang J, Schmid B, & Eisenhauer N (2023) Higher productivity in forests with mixed mycorrhizal strategies. Nature Communications 14: 1377;

417 Daleo P, Alberti J, Chaneton EJ, Iribarne O, Tognetti PM, Bakker JD, Borer ET, Bruschetti M, MacDougall AS, Pascual J, Sankaran M, Seabloom EW, Wang S, Bagchi S, Brudvig LA, Catford JA, Dickman CR, Dickson TL, Donohue I, Eisenhauer N, Gruner DS, Haider S,  Jentsch A, Knops JMH, Lekberg Y, McCulley RL, …, & Hautier Y (2023) Environmental heterogeneity modulates the effect of plant diversity on the spatial varia-bility of grassland biomass. Nature Communications 14: 1809;

416 Singavarapu B, Du J, Beugnon R, Cesarz S, Eisenhauer N, Xue K, Wang Y, Bruelheide H, & Wubet T (2023) Functional potential of soil microbial communities and their subcommunities varies with tree mycorrhizal type and tree diversity. Microbiology Spectrum 11: e0457822;

415 Lange M, Eisenhauer N, Chen H, & Gleixner G (2023) Increased soil carbon storage through plant diversity strengthens with time and extends into the subsoil. Global Change Biology 29: 2627–2639;

414 Dietrich P, Eisenhauer N, & Roscher C (2023) Linking plant diversity–productivity relationships to plant functional traits of dominant species and changes in soil properties in 15-year-old experimental grasslands.Ecology & Evolution 13: e9883;

413 Gottschall F, Cesarz S, Auge H, Kovach KR, Nock CA, & Eisenhauer N (2023) Tree community composition stabilizes ecosystem functions in response to drought. Ecosphere 14: e4486;

412 Potapov AM, Guerra CA, van den Hoogen J, …, Crowther TW, Eisenhauer N, & Scheu S (2023) Globally invariant metabolism but density-diversity mismatch in springtails. Nature Communications 14: 674;  

411 Müller J, Mitesser O, Cadotte MW, van der Plas F, Mori A, Ammer C, Chao A, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Baldrian P, Bässler C, Biedermann P, Cesarz S, Claßen A, Delory BM, Feldhaar H, Fichtner A, Hothorn T, Kuenzer C, Peters MK, Pierick K, Schmitt T, Schuldt B, Seidel D, Six D, Steffan-Dewenter I, Thorn S, von Oheimb G, Wegmann M, Weisser WW, & Eisenhauer N (2023) Enhancing the structural diversity between forest patches – a concept and real-world experiment to study biodiversity, multifunctionality and forest resilience across spatial scales. Global Change Biology 29: 1437-1450;

410 Han X, Zhou G, Luo Q, Ferlian O, Zhou L, Meng J, Qi Y, Pei J, He Y, Lui R, Du Z, Long J, Zhou X, & Eisenhauer N (2023) Plant biomass responses to elevated CO2 aremediated by phosphorus uptake. Science of the Total Environment 863: 160775;

409 Beugnon R, Bu W, Bruelheide H, Davrinche A, Du J, Haider S, Kunz M, von Oheimb G, Perles-Garcia MD, Saadani M, Scholten T, Seitz S, Singavarapu B, Trogisch S, Wang Y, Wubet T, Xue K, Yang B, Cesarz S, & Eisenhauer N (2023) Abiotic and biotic drivers of scale-dependent tree trait effects on soil microbial biomass and soil carbon concentration. Ecological Monographs 93: e1563;

408 van der Plas F, Schröder-Georgi T, Weigelt A, Barry K, Meyer ST, …, Eisenhauer N, …, & Wirth C (2023) Reply to: Plant traits alone are good predictors of ecosystem properties when used carefully. Nature Ecology & Evolution 7: 335–336;

407 Reuben RC, Langer D, Eisenhauer N, & Jurburg SD (2023) Universal drivers of cheese microbiomes. iScience 26: 105744;

406 Ristok C, Weinhold A, Ciobanu M, Poeschl Y, Roscher C, Vergara F, Eisenhauer N*, & van Dam NM* (2023) Plant diversity effects on herbivory are related to soil biodiversity and plant chemistry. Journal of Ecology 111: 412–427. * senior authors.

405 Antunes AC, Gauzens B, Brose U, Potapov AM, Jochum M, Santini L, Eisenhauer N, Ferlian O, Cesarz S, Scheu S, & Hirt MR (2023) Environmental drivers of local abundance-mass scaling in soil animal communities. Oikos 2023: 2023: e09735;

404 Dietrich P, Ferlian O, Huang Y, Luo S, Quosh J, & Eisenhauer N (2023) Tree diversity effects on productivity depend on mycorrhizae and life strategies in a temperate forest experiment. Ecology 104: e3896;

403 Isbell F, Balvandera P, Mori AS, He J-S, Bullock JM, … Eisenhauer N,… (2023) Expert perspectives on global biodiversity loss and its drivers and impacts on people. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 21: 94–103;


402 Wagg C, Roscher C, Weigelt A, Vogel A, Ebeling A, de Luca E, Roeder A, Kleinspehn C, Temperton VM, Meyer ST, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Buchmann N, Fischer M, Weisser WW, Eisenhauer N, & Schmid B (2022) Biodiversity-stability relationships strengthen over time in a long-term grassland experiment. Nature Communications 13: 7752;

401 Frey B, Moser B, Tytgat B, Zimmermann S, Alberti J, Biedermann LA, Borer ET, Broadbent AAD, Caldeira MC, Davies KF, Eisenhauer N, …, & Risch AC (2022) Long-term N-addition alters the community structure of functionally important N-cycling soil microorganisms across global grasslands. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 176: 108887;

400 Mahecha MD, Bastos A, Bohn FJ, Eisenhauer N, Feilhauer H, Hartmann H, Hickler T, Kalesse-Los H, Migliavacca M, Otto FEL, Peng J, Quaas J, Tegen I, Weigelt A, Wendisch M, & Wirth C (2022) Biodiversity loss and climate extremes – study the feedbacks. Nature 612: 30-32;

399 Delgado-Baquerizo M, Hu H-W, Maestre MT, Guerra CA, Eisenhauer N,…, & He J-Z (2022) The global distribution and environmental drivers of the soil antibiotic resistome. Microbiome 10: 219;‑022‑01405‑w.

398 Desie E, Zuo J, Verheyen K, Djukic I, Van Meerbeek K,…, Eisenhauer N,…, & Muys B (2022) Disentangling drivers of litter decomposition in a multi-continent network of tree diversity experiments. Science of the Total Environment 857: 159717;

397 Liu T, Wang X, Zhang W, Eisenhauer N, Shao Y, Zhao J, Li J, He X, Tao L, Fu S, & Lu X (2022) Earthworms regulate the nematode community by directly enhancing the bacterial-based energy channel rather than through the effect of casts. Pedogiologia 95: 150843;

396 Maestre FT, Le Bagousse-Pinguet Y, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Eldridge DJ, Saiz H, Berdugo M,…, Eisenhauer N,…, Singh BK, & Gross N (2022) Grazing and ecosystem service delivery in global drylands. Science 378: 915-920; DOI: 10.1126/science.abq4062.

395 Ladouceur E, Blowes S, Chase J, Clark A, Garbowski M, Alberti J, … Eisenhauer N,… & Harpole S (2022) Linking changes in species composition and biomass in a globally distributed grassland experiment. Ecology Letters 25: 2699-2712;

394 Gruss I, Yin R, Siebert J, Eisenhauer N, & Schädler M (2022) The responses of Collembola biomass to climate and land-use changes vary with life form. Soil & Tillage Research 225: 105541;

393 Eisenhauer N, Bender SF, Calderón-Sanou I, de Vries FT, Lembrechts JJ, Thuiller W, Wall DH, Zeiss R, Bahram M, Beugnon R, Burton VJ, Crowther TW, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Geisen S, Kardol P, Krashevska V, Martínez‐Muñoz CA, Patoine G, Seeber J, Soudzilovskaia NA, Steinwandter M, Sünnemann M, Sun X, van der Heijden MGA, Guerra CA, & Potapov A (2022) Frontiers in soil ecology—Insights from the World Biodiversity Forum 2022. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture & Environment 1: 245-261;

392 Wang Y, Du J, Pang Z, Liu Y, Xue K, Hautier Y, Zhang B, Tang B, Jiang L, Ji B, Xu X, Zhang J, Hu R, Zhou S, Wang F, Che R, Wang D, Zhou C, Cui X, Eisenhauer N, & Hao Y (2022) Unimodal productivity-biodiversity relationship along the gradient of multidimensional resources across Chinese grasslands. National Science Review 9: nwac165;

391 Eisenhauer N (2022) A walk in the office.Science 377: 6611;

390 Zanne AE, Flores-Moreno H, Powell JR, Cornwell WK, Dalling JW, … Eisenhauer N, …, & Zalamea P-C (2022) Termite sensitivity to temperature affects global wood decay rates. Science 377: 1440-1440;

389 Mathieu J, Antunes AC, Barot S, Bonato Asato AE, Bartz MLC, Brown GG, Calderon-Sanou I, Decaëns T, Fonte SJ, Ganault P, Gauzens B, Gongalsky KB, Guerra CA, Hengl T, Lavelle P, Marichal R, Mehring H, Peña-Venegas CP, Castro D, Potapov A, Thébault E, Thuiller W, Witjes M, Zhang C, & Eisenhauer N (2022) sOilFauna - a global synthesis effort on the drivers of soil macrofauna communities and functioning. Soil Organisms 94: 111-126;

388 Jurburg S, Eisenhauer N, Buscot F, Chatzinotas A, Chaudhari N, Heintz-Buschart A, Kallies R, Küsel K, Litchman E, Macdonald C, Müller S, Reuben RC, da Rocha UN, Panagiotou G, Rillig MC, & Singh BK (2022) Potential of microbiome-based solutions for agri-food systems. Nature Food 3: 557–560;

387 Guerra CA, Berdugo M, Eldridge DJ, Eisenhauer N, Singh BK, Cui H, Abades S, Alfaro FD, Bamigboye AR, Bastida F, Blanco-Pastor JL, de los Ríos A, Durán J, Grebenc T, Illán JG, Liu Y-R, Makhalanyane TP, Mamet S, Molina-Montenegro MA, Moreno JL, Mukherjee A, Nahberger TU, Peñaloza-Bojacá GF, Plaza C, Picó S, Verma JK, Rey A, Rodríguez A, Tedersoo L, Teixido AL, Torres-Díaz C, Trivedi P, Wang J, Wang L, Wang J, Zaady E, Zhou X, Zhou X-Q, & Delgado-Baquerizo M (2022) Global hotspots for soil nature conservation. Nature 610: 693–698;

386 Phillips HRP, Cameron EK, & Eisenhauer N (2022) Illuminating biodiversity changes in the “Black Box”. Research Ideas & Outcomes 8: e87143;

385 Zhou G, Lucas-Borja ME, Eisenhauer N, Eldridge DJ, Liu S, & Delgado-Baquerizo (2022) Understorey biodiversity supports multiple ecosystem services in mature Mediterranean forests. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 172: 108774;

384 Sasaki T, Ishii NI, Makishima D, Sutou R, Goto A, Kawai Y, Taniguchi H, Okano K, Matsuo A, Lochner A, Cesarz S, Suyama Y, Hikosaka K, & Eisenhauer N (2022) Plant and microbial community composition jointly determine moorland multifunctionality. Journal of Ecology 110: 2507-2521;

383 Yin R, Kardol P, Eisenhauer N, & Schädler M (2022) Land-use intensification reduces soil macrofauna biomass at the community but not individual level. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 337: 108079;

382 Patoine G, Eisenhauer N, Cesarz S, Phillips HRP, Xu X, Zhang L, & Guerra CA (2022) Drivers and trends of global soil microbail carbon over two decades. Nature Communications 13: 4195;

381 Ferlian O, Cesarz S, Lochner A, Potapov A, Thouvenot L, & Eisenhauer N (2022) Earthworm invasion shifts trophic niches of ground-dwelling invertebrates in a North American forest. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 171: 108730,

380 Vázquez E, Schleuss P-M, Borer BT, Bugalho MN, Caldeira MC, Eisenhauer N, Eskelinen A, Fay PA; Haider S, Jentsch A, Kirkman KP, McCulley RL, Peri PL, Price J, Richards AE, Risch AC, Roscher C, Schütz M, Seabloom EW, Standish RJ, Stevens CJ, Tedder MJ, Virtanen R, & Spohn M (2022) Nitrogen but not phosphorous addition affects symbiotic N2 fixation in grasslands located on four continents. Plant & Soil 478: 689–707;

379 Eisenhauer N, Bonfante P, Buscot F, Cesarz S, Guerra CA, Heintz-Buschart A, Hines J, Patoine G, Rillig MC, Schmid B, Verheyen K, Wirth C, & Ferlian O (2022) Biotic interactions as mediators of context-dependent biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships. Research Ideas and Outcomes 5: e47042;

378 Zeiss R, Eisenhauer N, Orgiazzi A, Rillig M, Buscot F, Jones A, Lehmann A, Reitz T, Smith L, & Guerra CA (2022) Challenges of and opportunities for protecting European soil biodiversity. Conservation Biology 36: e13930;

377 Chen Y, Vogel A, Wagg C, Xu T, Iturrate Garcia M, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Weigelt A, Eisenhauer N, & Schmid B (2022) Drought memory increases species complementarity in response to a new drought in experimental plant communities. Nature Communications 13: Article number: 3217;

376 Angst G, Frouz J, van Groenigen J-W, Scheu S, Kögel-Knabner I*, & Eisenhauer N* (2022) Earthworms as catalysts in the formation and stabilization of soil microbial necromass. Global Change Biology 28: 4775-4782;

375 Potapov A,… Eisenhauer N,… (2022) Global monitoring of soil animal communities using a common methodology. Soil Organisms 94 (1), 55-68;

374 Dietrich P, Schumacher J, Eisenhauer N, & Roscher C (2022) Eco-evolutionary feedbacks modulate plant responses to global change depending on plant diversity and species identity. eLife 11: e74054.

373 Klusmann C, Cesarz S, Ciobanu M, Ferlian O, Jochum M, Schädler M, Scheu S, Sünnemann M, Wall D, & Eisenhauer N (2022) Climate-change effects on the sex ratio of free-living soil nematodes – perspective and prospect. Soil Organisms 94 (1), 15-28;

372 Clark A, Eisenhauer N, & Tilman D (2022) Experimental warming weakens positive plant diversity effects on pitfall trap sampled ant diversity. Soil Organisms 94 (1), 41-53;

371 Stolze K, Barnes AD, Eisenhauer N, & Totsche KU (2022) Depth-differntiated, multivariate control of biopore number under different land-use practices. Geoderma 418,

370 Guimarães-Steinicke C, Weigelt A, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, & Wirth C (2022) Diversity effects on canopy structure change throughout a growing season in experimental grassland communities. Remote Sensing 14: 1557;

369 Liu J, Isbell F, Ma Q, Chen Y, Xing F, Sun W, Wang L, Li J, Wang Y, Hou F, Xin X, Nan Z, Eisenhauer N, & Wang D (2022) Overgrazing, not haying, decreases grassland topsoil organic carbon by decreasing plant species richness along an aridity gradient in Northern China. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 332: 107935;

368 Jochum M, Thouvenot L, Ferlian O, Zeiss R, Klarner B, Pruschitzki U, Johnson EA, & Eisenhauer N (2022) Aboveground impacts of a belowground invader: how invasive earthworms alter aboveground arthropod communities in a northern North American forest. Biology Letters 18 (3);

367 Xu S, Eisenhauer N, Pellegrini AFA, Wang J, Certini G, Guerra CA, & Lai DYF (2022) Fire frequency and type regulate the response of soil carbon cycling and storage to fire across soil depths and ecosystems: A meta-analysis. Science of the Total Environment 825: 153921;

366 Du J, Wang Y, Hao Y, Eisenhauer N, Liu Y, Zhang N, Xue K, Cui X, Xu X, Bardgett RD, & Wang S (2022) Climatic resources mediate the shape and strength of grassland productivity-richness relationships from local to regional scales. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 30: 107888;

365 Cesarz S, Craven D, Auge H, Bruelheide H, Castagneyrol B, …, & Eisenhauer N (2022) Tree diversity effects on soil microbial biomass and respiration are context-dependent across forest diversity experiments. Global Ecology & Biogeography 31 (5): 872-885;

364 Siles JA, Díaz-López M, Vera A, Eisenhauer N, Guerra CA, Smith LC, Buscot F, Reitz T, Breitkreuz C, van den Hoogen J, Crowther TW, Orgiazzi A, Kuzyakov Y, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Bastida F (2022) Priming effects in soils across Europe. Global Change Biology 28 (6): 2146-2157;

363 Lembrechts JJ, van den Hoogen J, …, Eisenhauer N, …, Nijs I, & Lenoir J (2022) Global maps of soil temperature. Global Change Biology 28 (9): 3110-3144;

362 Eisenhauer N (2022) The shape that matters: how important is biodiversity for ecosystem functioning? Science China Life Sciences 65: 651-653;

361 Yin R, Liu Q, Tian S, Potapov A, Zhu B, Yang K, Li Z, Zhuang L, Tan B, Zhang L, Xu Z, Kardol P, Schädler M, & Eisenhauer N (2022) Nitrogen deposition stimulates decomposition via changes in the structure and function of litter food webs. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 166,

360 Dumack K, Ferlian O, Gysi DM, Degrune F, Jauss R-T, Walden S, Öztoprak H, Wubet T, Bonkowski M, & Eisenhauer N (2022) Contrasting protist communities (Cercozoa: Rhizaria) in pristine and earthworm-invaded North American deciduous forests. Biological Invasions 24: 1345-1357;

359 Hong P, Schmid B, De Laender F, Eisenhauer N, Zhang X, Chen H, Craven D, De Boeck HJ, Hautier Y, Petchey OL, Reich PB, Steudel B, Striebel M, Thakur MP, & Wang S (2021) Biodiversity promotes ecosystem functioning despite environmental changes. Ecology Letters 25: 555-569;

358 Perino A, Pereira HM, … Eisenhauer N, …, & Bonn A (2021) Biodiversity post-2020: Closing the gap between global targets and national-level implementation. Conservation Letters 15 (2): e12848;

357 Ebeling A, Strauss AT, Adler P, Arnillas CA, Barrio IC, Biedermann LA, Borer ET, Bugalho MN, Caldeira MC, Cadotte MW, Daleo P, Eisenhauer N, Eskelinen A, Fay PA, Firn J, Graff P, Hagenah N, Haider S, Komatsu KJ, McCulley RL, Mitchell CE, Moore J, Pascual J, Peri PL, Power SA, Prober SA, Risch AC, Roscher C, Sankaran M, Seabloom EW, Schielzeth H, Schütz M, Speziale KL, Tedder M, Virtanen R, & Blumenthal DM (2021) Nutrient enrichment increases invertebrate herbivory and pathogen damage in grasslands. Journal of Ecology110 (2): 327-339;

356 Beugnon R, Ladouceur E, Sünnemann M, Cesarz S, & Eisenhauer N (2022) Diverse forests are cool: promoting diverse forests to mitigate carbon emissions and climate change. Journal of Sustainable Agriculture & Environment 1: 5-8.

355 Gottschall F, Cesarz S, Auge H, Kovach KR, Mori AS, Nock CA, & Eisenhauer N (2021) Spatio-temporal dynamics of abiotic and biotic properties explain biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships. Ecological Monographs 92 (1): e01490;

354 Singavarapu B, Beugnon R, Bruelheide H, Cesarz S, Du J, Eisenhauer N, Guo L-D, Nawaz A, Wang Y, Xue K, & Wubet T (2021) Tree mycorrhizal type and tree diversity shape the forest soil microbiota. Environmental Microbiology,

353 Jochum M & Eisenhauer N (2021) Out of the dark: using energy flux to connect above- and belowground communities and ecosystem functioning. European Journal of Soil Science 73 (1): e13154;

352 Messier C, Bauhus J, Sousa-Silva R, Auge H, Baeten L, Barsoum N, Bruelheide H, Caldwell B, Cavender-Bares J, Dhiedt E, Eisenhauer N, Ganade G, Gravel D, Guillemot J, Hall JS, Hector A, Hérault B, Jactel H, Koricheva J, Kreft H, Mereu S, Muys B, Nock CA, Paquette A, Parker JD, Perring MP, Ponette Q, Potvin C, Reich PB, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schnabel F, Verheyen K, Weih M, Wollni M, & Zemp DC (2022) For the sake of resilience and multifunctionality, let’s diversify planted forests!Conservation Letters 2021: e12829,


351 Eisenhauer N & Weigelt A (2021) Ecosystem effects of environmental extremes. Science 374, 1442-1443,

350 Liu M, Cesarz S, Eisenhauer N, Xia H, Fu S, & Craven D (2021) Soil quality, leaf litter quality, and microbial biomass interactively drive soil respiration in a microcosm experiment. Soil Organisms 93, 181–194,

349 Schmidt A, Hines J, Türke M, Buscot F, Schädler M, Weigelt A, Gebler A, Klotz S, Liu T, Reth S, Trogisch S, Roy J, Wirth C, & Eisenhauer N (2021) The iDiv Ecotron - a flexible research platform for multitrophic biodiversity research. Ecology & Evolution 11: 15174-15190,

348 Sünnemann M, Alt C, Kostin J, Lochner A, Reitz T, Siebert J, Schädler M, & Eisenhauer N (2021) Low-intensity land-use enhances soil microbial activity, biomass and fungal-to-bacterial ratio in current and future climates. Journal of Applied Ecology 58: 2614-2625,

347 Guerra CA, Wall DH, & Eisenhauer N (2021) Unearthing soil ecological observations. Soil Organisms 91: 33-35,

346 Jochum M, Barnes AD, Brose U, Gauzens B, Sünnemann M, Amyntas A, & Eisenhauer N (2021) For flux’s sake: general considerations for energy-flux calculations in ecological communities. Ecology & Evolution 11: 12948-12969,

345 Beugnon R, Du J, Cesarz S, Jurburg SD, Pang Z, Singavarapu B, Wubet T, Xue K, Wang Y, & Eisenhauer N (2021) Tree diversity and soil chemical properties drive the linkages between soil microbial community and ecosystem functioning. ISME Communications 1: article number 41,

344 Ferlian O, Goldmann K, Eisenhauer N, Tarkka MT, Buscot F, & Heintz-Buschart A (2021) Distinct effects of host and neighbour tree identity on arbuscular and ectomycorrhizal fungi along a tree diversity gradient. ISME Communications 1: article number 40,

343 Smith L, Orgiazzi A, Eisenhauer N, Cesarz S, Lochner A, Jones A, Bastida F, Patoine G, Reitz T, Buscot F, Rillig MC, Heintz-Buschart A, Lehmann A, & Guerra CA (2021) Large-scale drivers of relationships between soil microbial properties and organic carbon across Europe. Global Ecology & Biogeography 30: 2070-2083,

342 Eisenhauer N (2021) Post-2020 aspirations for biodiversity - Protect the Earth’s thin skin. One Earth 4: 894.

341 Archidona-Yuste A, Wiegand T, Eisenhauer N, Cantalapiedra-Navarrete C, Palomares-Rius JE, & Castillo P (2021) Agriculture causes homogenization of soil nematode communities at the regional scale. Journal of Applied Ecology 58: 2881-2891,

340 Kwon T, Shibata H, Kepfer-Rojas S, Schmidt IK, Larsen KS, Beier C, Berg B, Verheyen K, Lamarque JF, Hagedorn F, Eisenhauer N, Djukic I, & TeaComposition Network (2021) Effects of climate and atmospheric nitrogen deposition on early to mid-term stage litter decomposition across biomes. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 4: 678480, doi: 10.3389/ffgc.2021.678480.

339 Hines J & Eisenhauer N (2021) Species identity and the functioning of ecosystems: the role of detritivore traits and trophic interactions in connecting of multiple ecosystem responses. Oikos 130: 1692-1703,

338 Junker RR, Eisenhauer N, Schmidt A, & Türke M (2021) Invertebrate decline reduces bacterial diversity associated with leaves and flowers. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 97: fiab088,

Prizes, awards, recognition


  • 2024: Top Scientist (discipline: Ecology & Evolution), Ecology and Evolution Leader Award 2023,
  • 2023: PIFI Distinguished Scientist Award of CAS President’s International Fellowship Initiative
  • 2023: iDiv Supervisor Award 2023 by iDiv
  • 2023: Award for outstanding engagement in PhD supervision by Leipzig University
  • 2023: Elected Member of the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, the national academy of Germany, Section: Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
  • 2023: Short-listed for Hamburger Wissenschaftspreis on “One Health” by the Akademie der Wissenschaften in Hamburg
  • 2023: Top Scientist (discipline: Ecology & Evolution), Ecology and Evolution Leader Award 2023,
  • 2023: Honorary award by the city of Fürth (Odenwald) for scientific achievements
  • 2022: Top Scientist (discipline: Ecology & Evolution; #394 worldwide, #25 in Germany),
  • 2021: World Expert in Soil (top 0.1%), Expertscape
  • 2021: Reuters list of the world’s top climate scientists, Reuters
  • 2021: Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, German Research Foundation
  • 2020: Selected Alexander von Humboldt Scout of the Henriette Herz-Scouting-Programm
  • 2020: Highly Cited Researcher 2020, Clarivate  
  • 2016: ERC Starting Grant by the European Research Council
  • 2014: “Top 40 under 40”, magazine Capital (“Best of Germany”)
  • 2014: Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize, German Research Foundation
  • 2012: Emmy-Noether scholarship, German Research Foundation
  • 2010: Postdoc research scholarship, German Research Foundation
  • 2004: Research scholarship, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)



Since 2012 Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV), 2007-2023 Ecological Society of America (ESA), since 2007 Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ), since 2014 Full member of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research iDiv, since 2019 Founding member of Soil BON; Member of Nutrient Network (PI of site BadNut in Bad Lauchstädt, with Sylvia Haider), since 2015 Member of TreeDivNet (PI of the MyDiv Experiment), Drought-Net (PI of site BadDrought in Bad Lauchstädt, with Harald Auge), and BugNet (PI of site BadBug in Bad Lauchstädt, with Harald Auge, Malte Jochum, Lotte Korell, & Martin Schädler).

Editorial board


  • 2022 –                 Reviewing Editor at eLife
  • 2021 –                 Advisory Editorial Board at Journal of Sustainable Agriculture and Environment
  • 2019 –                 Editor-in-Chief at Soil Organisms
  • 2014 – 2018         Editor-in-Chief at Pedobiologia – Journal of Soil Ecology
  • 2012 – 2013         Subject Editor at Plant and Soil
  • 2011 – 2013         Subject Editor at Biodiversity and Conservation


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