Prof Nico Eisenhauer

Head of Research Group

Selected publications


Since 2007, 352 publications in peer-reviewed journals; 28 other publications (publications total: 380); h-index 69 (Google Scholar, August 28, 2021), i10-index 228, citations 16.314; 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.



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

(Google Scholar, August 28, 2021, h-index 69, i10-index 228, citations 16.314)


352 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, accepted.

351 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, accepted.

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

349 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, accepted.

348 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,

347 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,

346 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,

345 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,

344 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,

343 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 (2021) For the sake of resilience and multifunctionality, let’s diversify planted forests!Conservation Letters 2021: e12829,

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, accepted.

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, 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, accepted.

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

337 Grenzer J, Kulmatiski A, Forero L, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, & Norton J (2021) Placing plant-soil feedbacks in the context of plant community growth. Ecology & Evolution, accepted.

336 Hutengs C, Eisenhauer N, Schädler M, Lochner A, Seidel M, & Vohland M (2021) Soil spectroscopy with handheld VNIR and MIR instruments to analyse PLFA-derived soil microbial properties and associated physicochemical soil characteristics in an experimental plant diversity gradient. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, accepted.

335 Dietrich P, Cesarz S, Liu T, Roscher C, & Eisenhauer N (2021) Efects of plant species diversity on nematode communitycomposition and diversity in a long-term biodiversity experiment. Oecologia,

334 Oelmann Y, Lange M, Leimer S, Roscher C, Aburto F, Alt F, Bange N, Berner D, Boch S, Boeddinghaus RS, Buscot F, Dassen S, De Deyn G, Eisenhauer N, Gleixner G, Goldmann K, Hölzel N, Jochum M, Kandeler E, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Le Provost G, Manning P, Marhan S, Prati D, Schäfer D, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Schurig E, Wagg C, Wubet T, & Wilcke W (2021)  Above- and belowground biodiversity jointly tighten the P cycle. Nature Communications, accepted.

333 Seabloom EW, Batzer E, Chase JM, Harpole WS, Adler PB, Bagchi S, Bakker JD, Barrio IC, Biederman L, Boughton EH, Bugalho MN, Caldeira MC, Catford JA, Daleo P, Eisenhauer N, Eskelinen A, Haider S, Hallett LM, Svala Jónsdóttir I, Kimmel K, Kuhlman M, MacDougall A, Molina CD, Moore JL, Morgan JW, Muthukrishnan R, Ohlert T, Risch AC, Roscher C, Schütz M, Sonnier G, Tognetti PM, Virtanen R, Wilfahrt PA, & Borer ET (2021) Species loss due to nutrient addition increases with spatial scale in global grasslands. Ecology Letters, accepted.

332 Sünnemann M, Siebert J, Reitz T, Schädler M, Yin R, & Eisenhauer N (2021) Combined effects of land-use type and climate change on soil microbial activity and invertebrate decomposer activity. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 318: 107490,

331 Dietrich P, Eisenhauer N, Otto P, & Roscher C (2021) Plant and soil community jointly influence the selection environment for plant species in a long-term grassland biodiversity experiment. Ecology & Evolution,

330 Eisenhauer N & Hines J (2021) Invertebrate biodiversity and conservation. Current Biology, accepted.

329 Potapov A, Schaefer I, Jochum M, Widyastuti R, Eisenhauer N, & Scheu S (2021) Oil palm and rubber plantation facilitates earthworm invasion in Indonesia. Biological Invasions,

328 Reuter R, Ferlian O, Tarkka M, Eisenhauer N, Pritsch K, & Simon J (2021) Tree species rather than type of mycorrhizal association drives inorganic and organic nitrogen acquisition in tree-tree interactions. Tree Physiology,

327 Djukic I, Kepfer-Rojas S, Kappel Schmidt I, Steenberg Larsen K, Beier C, Berg B, Verheyen K, Trevathan-Tackett SM, Macreadie PI, Bierbaumer M, Patoine G, Eisenhauer N, Guerra CA, Maestre FT, Hagedorn F, Oggioni A, Bergami C, Magagna B, Kwon T, Shibata H, & TeaComposition Initiative (2021) The TeaComposition initiative: Unleashing the power of international collaboration to understand litter decomposition. Soil Organisms 93: 73-78,

326 Roeder A, Schweingruber FH, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Fischer M, & Roscher C (2021) Plant diversity effects on plant longevity and their relationships to population stability in experimental grasslands. Journal of Ecology,

325 Heklau H, Schindler N, Buscot F, Eisenhauer N, Ferlian O, Salcedo P, Bruelheide H (2021) Mixing tree species associated with arbuscular or ectotrophic mycorrhizae reveals dual mycorrhization and interactive effects on the fungal partners. Ecology & Evolution 11: 5424-5440,

324 van Sundert K, Arfin Khan MAS, Bharath S, Buckley YM, Caldeira MC, Donohue I, Dubbert M, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Eskelinen A, Finn A, Gebauer T, Haider S, Hansart A, Jentsch A, Kübert A, Nijs I, Nock CA, Nogueira C, Porath-Krause AJ, Radujković D, Raynaud X, Risch AC, Roscher C, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schuchardt MA, Schütz M, Siebert J, Sitters J, Spohn M, Virtanen R, Werner C, Wilfahrt P, Vicca S (2021) Fertilized graminoids intensify negative drought effects on grassland productivity. Global Change Biology 27: 2441-2457,

323 Thouvenot L, Ferlian O, Beugnon R, Künne T, Lochner A, Thakur MP, Türke M, Eisenhauer N (2021) Do invasive earthworms affect the functional traits of native plants? Frontiers in Plant Science 12: article 627573,

322 Phillips HRP, 155 co-authors, Cameron EK*, Eisenhauer N* (2021) Global data on earthworm abundance, biomass, diversity and corresponding environmental properties. Scientific Data 8: 136, * shared senior authorship.

321 Trogisch S, Liu X, Rutten G, Xue K, Bauhus J, Brose U, Bu W, Cesarz S, Chesters D, Connolly J, Cui X, Eisenhauer N, Guo L, Haider S, Härdtle W, Kunz M, Liu L, Ma Z, Neumann S, Sang W, Schuldt A, Tang Z, van Dam NM, von Oheimb G, Wang M-Q, Wang S, Weinhold A, Wirth C, Wubet T, Xu X, Yang B, Zhang N, Zhu C-D, Ma K, Wang Y, Bruelheide H (2021) The significance of tree-tree interactions for forest ecosystem functioning. Basic & Applied Ecology,

320 Xu S, Sayer E, Eisenhauer N, Lu X, Wang J, Liu C (2021) Aboveground litter inputs determine carbon storage across soil profiles: a meta-analysis. Plant & Soil,

319 Jochum M, Ferlian O, Thakur MP, Ciobanu M, Klarner B, Salamon JA, Frelich LE, Johnson EA, Eisenhauer N (2021) Earthworm invasion causes declines across soil fauna size classes and biodiversity facets in northern North American forests. Oikos, doi: 10.1111/oik.07867.

318 Singh J, Eisenhauer N, Schädler M, Cesarz S (2021) Earthworm gut passage reinforces land-use effects on soil microbial communities across climate treatments. Applied Soil Ecology 164: 103919.

317 Guimarães-Steinicke C, Weigelt A, Proulx R, Lanners T, Eisenhauer N, Duque-Lazo J, Reu B, Roscher C, Wagg C, Buchmann N, Wirth C (2021) Biodiversity facets affect community surface temperature via 3D canopy structure in grassland communities. Journal of Ecology,

316 Beaumelle L, Thouvenot L, Hines J, Jochum M, Eisenhauer N, Phillips HRP (2021) Soil fauna diversity and chemical stressors: a review of knowledge gaps and roadmap for future research. Ecography,

315 Strecker T, Jesch A, Bachmann D, Eisenhauer N, Jüds M, Karbstein K, Ravenek J, Roscher C, Weigelt A, Scheu S (2021) Incorporation of mineral nitrogen into the soil food web as affected by plant community composition. Ecology & Evolution, accepted.

314 Wang S, Loreau M, de Mazancourt C, Isbell F, Beierkuhnlein C, Connolly J, Deutschman DH, Doležal J, Eisenhauer N, Hector A, Jentsch A, Kreyling J, Lanta V, Lepš J, Polley HW, Reich PB, van Ruijven J, Schmid B, Tilman B, Wilsey B, Craven D (2021) Biotic homogenization destabilizes ecosystem functioning by decreasing spatial asynchrony. Ecology, in press.

313 Guerra CA, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Duarte E, Marigliano O, Görgen C, Maestre FT, Eisenhauer N (2021) Global projections of the soil microbiome in the Anthropocene. Global Ecology & Biogeography,

312 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.

311 Roy J, Rineau F, De Boeck HJ, Nijs I, Pütz T, Abiven S, Arnone III JA, Barton CVM, Beenaerts N, Brüggemann N, Dainese M, Domisch T, Eisenhauer N, Garré S, Gebler A, Ghirardo A, Jasoni RL, Kowalchuk G, Landais D, Le Galliard J-F, Larsen SH, Leemans V, Longdoz B, Massol F, Mikkelsen TN, Niedrist G, Piel C, Ravel O, Sauze J, Schmidt A, Schnitzler J-P, Teixeira LH, Tjoelker MG, Weisser WW, Winkler JB, Milcu A (2021) Ecotrons: powerful and versatile ecosystem analysers for ecology, agronomy and environmental science. Global Change Biology,

310 Phillips HRP, Briones MJI, Brown GG, Decaëns T, Cameron E, Eisenhauer N (2021) Response to Comment on “Global distribution of earthworm diversity”. Science 371: eabe4744. .

309 Lange M, Roth V-N, Eisenhauer N, Roscher C, Dittmar T, Fischer C, González Macé O, Hildebrandt A, Milcu A, Mommer L, Oram NJ, Ravenek J, Scheu S, Schmid B, Strecker T, Wagg C, Weigelt A, & Gleixner G (2021) Plant diversity enhances production and downward transport of biodegradable dissolved organic matter. Journal of Ecology,

308 Kostin JE, Cesarz S, Lochner A, Schädler M, Macdonald CA, & Eisenhauer N (2021) Effects of climate change on soil microbial communities and functions are modulated by land-use. Ecological Applications, accepted.

307 Eisenhauer N, Buscot F, Heintz-Buschart A, Jurburg SD, Küsel K, Sirkorski J, Vogel H-J, Guerra CA (2021) The multidimensionality of soil macroecology. Global Ecology & Biogeography 30(1): 4-10.

306 Poeydebat C, Jactel H, Moreira X, Koricheva J, Barsoum N, Bauhus J, Eisenhauer N, Ferlian O, Francisco M, Gottschall F, Gravel D, Mason B, Muiruri E, Muys B, Nock C, Paquette A, Ponette Q, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Stokes M, Staab M, Verheyen K, Castagneyrol B (2020) Climate affects neighbour-induced changes in leaf chemical defences and tree diversity-herbivory relationships. Functional Ecology 35(1): 67-81.

305 Ferlian O, Lintzel E-M, Bruelheide H, Guerra CA, Heklau H, Jurburg S, Kühn P, Martinez-Medina A, Unsicker SB, Eisenhauer N*, Schädler M* (2021) Nutrient status not secondary metabolites drives herbivory and pathogen infestation across differently mycorrhized tree monocultures and mixtures. Basic and Applied Ecology, * joint senior authorship.

304 Thakur MP, Künne T, Unsicker SB, Biere A, Ferlian O, Pruschitzki U, Thouvenot L, Türke M, Eisenhauer N (2021) Invasive earthworms reduce chemical defense and increase herbivory and pathogen infection in native trees. Journal of Ecology 109(2): 763-775.

303 van Moorsel SJ, Hahl T, Petchey OL, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Schmid B, Wagg C (2021) A history of co-occurrence increases ecosystem temporal stability and recovery from a flood in experimental grassland communities. Ecology 102(1): e03205.

302 Singh J, Cameron E, Schädler M, Eisenhauer N (2021) Grassland management effects on earthworm communities under ambient and future climatic conditions. European Journal of Soil Science 72(1): 343-355.


301 Xu S, Eisenhauer N, Ferlian O, Zhang J, Zhou G, Lu X, Liu C, Zhang D (2020) Species richness promotes ecosystem carbon storage: evidence from biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiments. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287: 20202063.

300 Hautier Y, Zhang P, Loreau M, Wilcox KR, Seabloom EW, Borer ET, Byrnes JEK, Koerner SE, Komatsu KJ, Lefcheck JS, Hector A, Adler PB, Alberti J, Arnillas CA, Bakker JD, Brudvig LA, Bugalho MN, Cadotte M, Caldeira MC, Carroll O, Crawley M, Collins SL, Daleo P, Dee LE, Eisenhauer N, Eskelinen A, Fay PA, Gilbert B, Hansar A, Isbell F, Knops JMH, MacDougall AS, McCulley RL, Moore JL, Morgan JW, Mori AS, Peri PL, Pos ET, Power SA, Price JN, Reich PB, Risch AC, Roscher C, Sankaran M, Schütz M, Smith M, Stevens C, Tognetti PM, Virtanen R, Wardle GM, Wilfahrt PA, Wang S (2020) General destabilizing effects of eutrophication on grassland productivity at multiple spatial scales. Nature Communications 11: Article number: 5375.

299 Kühl HS, Bowler DE, Bösch L, Bruelheide H, Dauber J, Eichenberg D, Eisenhauer N, Fernandez N, Guerra CA, Henle K, Herbinger I, Isaac NJB, Jansen F, König-Ries B, Kühn I, Nilsen EB, Pe’er G, Richter A, Schulte R, Settele J, van Dam NM, Voigt M, Wägele JW, Wirth C, Bonn A (2020) Effective biodiversity monitoring needs a culture of integration. One Earth 3: 462-474.

298 van der Plas F, Schröder-Georgi T, Weigelt A, Barry K, Meyer S, Alzate A, Barnard RL, Buchmann N, de Kroon H, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Engels C, Fischer M, Gleixner G, Hildebrandt A, Koller-France E, Leimer S, Milcu A, Mommer L, Niklaus PA, Oelmann Y, Roscher C, Scherber C, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Scheu S, Schmid B, Schulze E-D, Temperton V, Tscharntke T, Voigt W, Weisser WW, Wilcke W, Wirth C (2020) Plant traits alone are poor predictors of ecosystem properties and long-term ecosystem functioning. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4: 1602–1611.

297 Ulrich J, Bucher SF, Eisenhauer N, Schmidt A, Türke M, Gebler A, Barry K, Römermann C (2020) Invertebrate decline leads to shifts in plant species abundance and phenology. Frontiers in Plant Science 11:  Article 542125.

296 Phillips HRP, Guerra CA, 138 co-authors, Cameron EK*, Eisenhauer N* (2020) Erratum for the Report “Global distribution of earthworm diversity”. Science,

295 Barnes AD, Scherber C, Brose U, Borer ET, Ebeling A, Gauzens B, Giling D, Hines J, Isbell F, Ristok C, Tilman D, Weisser WW, Eisenhauer N (2020) Biodiversity enhances the multi-trophic control of herbivory. Science Advances, accepted.

294 Jurburg SD, Konzack M, Eisenhauer N, Heintz-Buschart A (2020) The archives are half-empty: an assessment of the availability of microbial community sequencing data. Communications Biology,

293 Risch AC, Zimmermann S, Moser B, Schütz M, Firn J, Fay PA, Adler PB, Biedermann LA, Blair JM, Borer ET, Broadbent AAD, Brown CS, Cadotte MW, Caldeira MC, Davies KF, di Virgilio A, Eisenhauer N, Eseklinen A, Knops JMH, MacDougall AS, McCulley RL, Melbourne BA, Moore JL, Power SA, Prober SM, Seabloom EW, Siebert J, Silveira ML, Speziale KL, Stevens CJ, Tognetti PM, Virtanen R, Yahdjian L, Ochoa-Hueso R (2020) Global impacts of fertilization and herbivore removal on soil net nitrogen mineralization are modulated by local climate and soil properties. Global Change Biology, accepted.

292 Yin R, Siebert J, Eisenhauer N*, Schädler M* (2020) Climate change and intensive land use reduce soil animal biomass throughin dissimilar pathways. eLife 9: e54749. DOI: 10.7554/eLife.54749. * shared senior authorship.

291 Guerra CA, Heintz-Buschart A, Sikorski J, Chatzinotas A, Guerrero-Ramírez N, Cesarz S, Beaumelle L, Rillig M, Maestre FT, Delgado-Baquerizo M, Buscot F, Overmann J, Patoine G, Phillips HRP, Winter M, Wubet T, Küsel K, Bardgett R, Cameron E, Cowan D, Grebenc T, Marín C, Orgiazzi A, Singh BK, Wall DH, Eisenhauer N (2020) Blind spots in global soil biodiversity and ecosystem function research. Nature Communications 11: 3870.

290 Phillips HRP, Beaumelle L, Eisenhauer N, Hines J, Smith LC (2020) Lessons from the WBF2020: extrinsic and intrinsic value of soil organisms. Soil Organisms 92(2): 121–127.

289 Lama S, Velescu A, Leimer S, Weigelt A, Chen H, Eisenhauer N, Scheu S, Oelmann Y, Wilcke W (2020) Plant diversity influenced gross nitrogen mineralization, microbial ammonium consumption and gross inorganic N immobilization in a grassland experiment. Oecologia 193: 731-748.

288 Beaumelle L, De Laender F, Eisenhauer N (2020) Biodiversity mediates the effects of stressors but not nutrients on litter decomposition. eLife 9: e55659, DOI: 10.7554/eLife.55659.

287 Dietrich P, Cesarz S, Eisenhauer N, Roscher C (2020) Effects of steam sterilization on soil abiotic and biotic properties. Soil Organisms92(2): 99–108.

286 Dietrich P, Roscher C, Clark AT, Eisenhauer N, Schmid B, Wagg C (2020) Diverse plant mixtures sustain a greater arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi spore viability than monocultures after 12 years. Journal of Plant Ecology 13(4): 478-488.

285 Lama S, Kuhn T, Lehmann MF, Müller C, Gonzalez O, Eisenhauer N, Lange M, Scheu S, Oelmann Y, Wilcke W (2020) The biodiversity - N cycle relationship: a 15N tracer experiment with soil from plant mixtures of varying diversity to model N pool sizes and transformation rates. Biology & Fertility of Soils,

284 Patoine G, Bruelheide H, Haase J, Nock C, Ohlmann N, Schwarz B, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Eisenhauer N (2020) Tree litter functional diversity and nitrogen concentration enhance litter decomposition via changes in earthworm communities. Ecology & Evolution,

283 Jochum M, Fischer M, Isbell F, Roscher C, van der Plas F, Boch S, Boenisch G, Buchmann N, Catford JA, Cavender-Bares J, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Gleixner G, Hölzel N, Kattge J, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Lange M, Le Provost G, Meyer ST, Molina-Vegas R, Mommer L, Oelmann Y, Penone C, Prati D, Reich PB, Rindisbacher A, Schäfer D, Scheu S, Schmid B, Tilman D, Tscharntke T, Vogel A, Wagg C, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Wilcke W, Manning P (2020) The results of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiments are realistic. Nature Ecology & Evolution, accepted.

282 Yin R, Kardol P, Thakur MP, Gruss I, Wu G-L, Eisenhauer N*, Schädler M* (2020) Soil functional biodiversity and biological quality under threat: intensive land use outweighs climate change. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, * shared senior authorship.

281 Ochoa-Hueso R, Borer E, Seabloom EW, Hobbie SE, Risch AC, Collins SL, Alberti J, Bahamonde HA, Brown CS, Caldeira MC, Daleo P, Dickman CR, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Esch EH, Eskelinen A, Fernández V, Güsewell S, Gutierrez-Larruga B, Hofmockel K, Laungani R, Lind E, López A, McCulley RL, Moore JL, Peri P, Power SA, Price JN, Prober SM, Roscher C, Sarneel JM, Schütz M, Siebert J, Standish RJ, Velasco Ayuso S, Virtanen R, Wardle GM, Wiehl G, Yahdjian L, Zamin T (2020) Microbial processing of plant remains is co-limited by multiple nutrients in global grasslands. Global Change Biology 26 (8): 4572-4582.

280 Lembrechts JJ, … Eisenhauer N, … Nijs I (2020) SoilTemp: a global database of near-surface temperature. Global Change Biology,

279 Ochoa-Hueso R, Risch AC, Collins SL, Eisenhauer N, van der Putten WH (2020) Ecosystem and biogeochemical coupling in terrestrial ecosystems under global change: A roadmap for synthesis and call for data. Soil Organisms 92(1) : 8-12.

278 Heintz-Buschart A, Guerra C, Djukic I, Cesarz S, Chatzinotas A, Patoine G, Sikorski J, Buscot F, Küsel K, Wegner C-E, Eisenhauer N (2020) Microbial diversity-ecosystem function relationships across environmental gradients. Research Ideas and Outcomes 6: e52217.

277 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) Author Correction: Leaf nutrients, not specific leaf area, are consistent indicators of elevated nutrient inputs. Nature Ecology and Evolution 4: 886-891.

276 Delgado-Baquerizo M, Guerra CA, Cano-Díaz C, Egidi E, Wang J-T, Eisenhauer N, Singh BK, Maestre FT (2020) The proportion of soil-borne pathogens increases with warming at the global scale. Nature Climate Change 10: 550-554.

275 Broadbent AAD, Firn J, McGree JM, Borer ET, Buckley YM, Harpole WS, Komatsu KJ, MacDougall AS, Orwin KH, Ostle NJ, Seabloom EW, Bakker JD, Biedermann L, Caldeira MC, Eisenhauer N, Hagenah N, Hautier Y, Moore JL, Noguiera C, Peri PL, Risch AC, Roscher C, Schütz M, Stevens CJ (2020) Dominant native and non-native graminoids differ in key leaf traits irrespective of nutrient availability. Global Ecology and Biogeography 29(7): 1126-1138.

274 Guerra CA, Rosa IMD, Valentini E, Wolf F, Filipponi F, Karger DN, Xuan AN, Mathieu J, Lavelle P, Eisenhauer N (2020) Global vulnerability of soil ecosystems to erosion. Landscape Ecology,

273 Singh J, Cameron E, Schädler M, Eisenhauer N (2020) Grassland management effects on earthworm communities under ambient and future climatic conditions. European Journal of Soil Science,

272 Pe’er G, Bonn A, Bruelheide H, Dieker P, Eisenhauer N, Feindt PH, Hagedorn G, Hansjürgens B, Herzon I, Lomba A, Marquard E, Moreira F, Nitsch H, Oppermann R, Perino A, Röder N, Schleyer C, Schindler S, Wolf C, Zinngrebe Y, Lakner S, and 3233 additional signatories (2020) Action needed for the EU Common Agricultural Policy to address sustainability challenges. People & Nature,

271 Ebeling A, Lind EW, Meyer ST, Barnes AD, Borer ET, Eisenhauer N, Weisser WW (2020) Contrasting effects of plant diversity on β-, and γ-diversity of grassland invertebrates. Ecology 101(7): e03057.

270 Liu T, Mao P, Shi L, Eisenhauer N, Liu S, Wang X, He X, Wang Z, Zhang W, Liu Z, Zhou L, Shao Y, Fu S (2020) Forest canopy maintains the soil community composition under elevated N nitrogen deposition. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 143: 107733.

269 Phillips HRP, Heintz-Buschart A, Eisenhauer N (2020) Putting soil invertebrate diversity on the map. Molecular Ecology 29: 655-657.

268 Sitters J, Wubs, Jasper ER, Bakker L, Crowther T, Adler P, Bagchi S, Bakker J, Biederman L, Borer E, Cleland E, Eisenhauer N, Firn J, Gherardi L, Hagenah N, Hautier Y, Hobbie S, Knops J, MacDougall A, McCulley B, Moore J, Mortensen B, Peri P, Prober S, Riggs C, Risch A, Schuetz M, Seabloom E, Siebert J, Stevens C, Veen GFC (2020) Nutrient availability controls the impact of mammalian herbivores on soil carbon and nitrogen pools in grasslands. Global Change Biology 26: 2060-2071.

267 Buzhdygan OY, Meyer ST, Weisser WW, Eisenhauer N, Ebeling A, Borrett SR, Buchmann N, Cortois R, De Deyn GB, de Kroon H, Gleixner G, Hertzog L, Hines J, Lange M, Mommer L, Ravenek J, Scherber C, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Scheu S, Schmid B, Steinauer K, Strecker T, Tietjen B, Vogel A, Wright A, Petermann JS (2020) Biodiversity increases multitrophic energy use efficiency, flow, and storage in grasslands. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4: 393–405.

266 Dietrich P, Roeder A, Cesarz S, Eisenhauer N, Ebeling A, Schmid B, Schulze E-D, Wagg C, Weigelt A, Roscher C (2020) Nematode communities, nutrient economy and life-cycle characteristics jointly determine plant monoculture performance over 12-years. Oikos 129(4): 466-479.

265 Siebert J, Ciobanu M, Schädler M, Eisenhauer N (2020) Climate change and land use induce functional shifts in soil nematode communities. Oecologia 192: 281-294.

264 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 (2020) Inferring competitive outcomes, ranks and intransitivity from empirical data: a comparison of different methods. Methods in Ecology & Evolution 11(1): 117-128.

263 Ferlian O, Thakur MP, González AC, San Emeterio LM, Marr S, da Silva Rocha B, Eisenhauer N (2020) Soil chemistry turned upside down: a meta-analysis of invasive earthworm effects on soil chemical properties. Ecology 101(3): e02936.

262 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 (2020) Predicting species abundances in a grassland biodiversity experiment: Tradeoffs between model complexity and generality. Journal of Ecology 108(2): 774-787.

261 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 (2020) Towards an integrative understanding of soil biodiversity. Biological Reviews 95(2): 350-364.

260 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 (2020) Limited evidence for spatial resource partitioning across temperate grassland biodiversity experiments. Ecology 101(1): e02905.

259 Klein A, Eisenhauer N, Schaefer I (2020) Invasive lumbricid earthworms in North America – different life-histories but common dispersal?Journal of Biogeography 47: 674-685.


258 Guerrero-Ramírez NR, Craven D, Reich PB, Ewel JJ, Isbell F, Koricheva J, Parrotta JA, Auge H, Erickson HE, Forrester DI, Hector A, Joshi J, Montagnini F, Palmborg C, Piotto D, Potvin C, Roscher C, van Ruijven J, Tilman D, Wilsey B, Eisenhauer N (2019) Author Correction: Diversity-dependent temporal divergence of ecosystem functioning in experimental ecosystems. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1365–1366.

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

256 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.

255 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.

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

253 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.

252 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. 

251 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.

250 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;  

249 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.

248 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.

247 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.

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

245 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.

244 Wagg C, Barry KE, O’Brien MJ, McKenzie-Gopsill A, Roscher C, Eisenhauer N, Schmid B (2019) Not even wrong: comment. Ecology 100: e02805.

243 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.

242 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.  

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

240 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.  

239 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.  

238 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.  

237 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.  

236 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.    

235 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.  

234 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. Advances in Ecological Research 61: 1-54.  

233 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.  

232 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.

231 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.

230 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.

229 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.

228 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.

227 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.

226 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

225 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 33: 1187–1192.

224 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.

223 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.

222 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.

221 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.

220 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.

219 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.

218 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.

217 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.

216 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.

215 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.

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

213 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.

212 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.

211 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 107: 1199-1214.

210 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.

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

208 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.


207 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.

Prizes, awards, recognition


  • 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)



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  • 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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