Prof Christian Wirth

iDiv Speaker

Committees and memberships

 

  • Ecological Society of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein (GfÖ)
  • Steering committee of the TRY initiative (DIVERSITAS, IGBP)
  • German Botanical Society (DBG e.V.)
  • DIVERSITAS Germany

Editorial boards

 

  • Annals of Forest Research
  • Oecologia

Academic positions

 

  • since 2009 Professor at Leipzig University
  • Head of department “Special Botany and Functional Biodiversity” and director of the Botanical Garden, Institute of Biology
  • 2005–2009 Leader of junior research group “Organismic Biogeochemistry” at MPI-BGC
  • 2000–2003 Postdoc at MPI-BGC, BMBF: Model analysis of carbon dynamics in Thuringian Forests
  • 2003–2005 Princeton University, USA, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, USA and Sukachev Institut of Forest, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Education

 

  • 1996 Diploma in Biology, University Bayreuth (with highest honours)
  • 2000 PhD in Biology, University of Bayreuth under supervision of Prof. E.-D. Schulze (Plant Ecology; summa cum laude)

Research focus

 

Biodiversity and ecosystem functions, functional diversity of trees and forests, linking population ecology and biogeochemistry, disturbance ecology, dynamic of decay processes, research of natural forest, allometry and allocation, "diversification" of earth sytem models

iDiv publications

 

Pacheco-Labrador, J., Migliavacca, M., Ma, X., Mahecha, M. D., Carvalhais, N., Weber, U., Benavides, R., Bouriaud, O., Barnoaiea, I., Coomes, D. A., Bohn, F. J., Kraemer, G., Heiden, U., Huth, A., Wirth, C.

(2022): Challenging the link between functional and spectral diversity with radiative transfer modeling and data. Remote Sensing of Environment

Guimarães-Steinicke, C., Weigelt, A., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N. and Wirth, C.

(2022): Diversity Effects on Canopy Structure Change throughout a Growing Season in Experimental Grassland Communities. Remote Sensing

Schulz-Zunkel, C., Seele-Dilbat, C., Anlanger, C., Baborowski, M., Bondar-Kunze, E., Brauns, M., Gapinski, C. M., Gründling, R., Haaren, C. v., Hein, T., Henle, K., Junge, F. W., Kasperidus, H. D., Koll, K., Kretz, L., Rast, G., Schnauder, I., Scholz, M., Schrenner, H., Sendek, A., Sprössig, C., Tavares, C. N., Vieweg, M., von Tümpling, W., Weitere, M., Wirth, C., Wunsch, T. and Dziock, F.

(2022): Effective restoration measures in river-floodplain ecosystems: Lessons learned from the ‘Wilde Mulde’ project. International Review of Hydrobiology

Sporbert, M., Jakubka, D., Bucher, S. F., Hensen, I., Freiberg, M., Heubach, K., König, A., Nordt, B., Plos, C., Blinova, I., Bonn, A., Knickmann, B., Koubek, T., Linstädter, A., Mašková, T., Primack, R. B., Rosche, C., Shah, M. A., Stevens, A.-D., Tielbörger, K., Träger, S., Wirth, C., Römermann, C.

(2022): Functional traits influence patterns in vegetative and reproductive plant phenology – a multi-botanical garden study. New Phytologist

Haack, N., Borges, P. A. V., Grimm-Seyfarth, A., Schlegel, M., Wirth, C., Bernhard, D., Brunk, I., Henle, K. and Pereira, H. M.

(2022): Response of Common and Rare Beetle Species to Tree Species and Vertical Stratification in a Floodplain Forest. Insects

Jucker, T., Fischer, F. J., Chave, J., Coomes, D. A., Caspersen, J., Ali, A., Loubota Panzou, G. J., Feldpausch, T. R., Falster, D., Usoltsev, V. A., Adu-Bredu, S., Alves, L. F., Aminpour, M., Angoboy, I. B., Anten, N. P. R., Antin, C., Askari, Y., Muñoz, R., Ayyappan, N., Balvanera, P., Banin, L., Barbier, N., Battles, J. J., Beeckman, H., Bocko, Y. E., Bond-Lamberty, B., Bongers, F., Bowers, S., Brade, T., van Breugel, M., Chantrain, A., Chaudhary, R., Dai, J., Dalponte, M., Dimobe, K., Domec, J.-C., Doucet, J.-L., Duursma, R. A., Enríquez, M., van Ewijk, K. Y., Farfán-Rios, W., Fayolle, A., Forni, E., Forrester, D. I., Gilani, H., Godlee, J. L., Gourlet-Fleury, S., Haeni, M., Hall, J. S., He, J.-K., Hemp, A., Hernández-Stefanoni, J. L., Higgins, S. I., Holdaway, R. J., Hussain, K., Hutley, L. B., Ichie, T., Iida, Y., Jiang, H.-s., Joshi, P. R., Kaboli, H., Larsary, M. K., Kenzo, T., Kloeppel, B. D., Kohyama, T., Kunwar, S., Kuyah, S., Kvasnica, J., Lin, S., Lines, E. R., Liu, H., Lorimer, C., Loumeto, J.-J., Malhi, Y., Marshall, P. L., Mattsson, E., Matula, R., Meave, J. A., Mensah, S., Mi, X., Momo, S., Moncrieff, G. R., Mora, F., Nissanka, S. P., O'Hara, K. L., Pearce, S., Pelissier, R., Peri, P. L., Ploton, P., Poorter, L., Pour, M. J., Pourbabaei, H., Dupuy-Rada, J. M., Ribeiro, S. C., Ryan, C., Sanaei, A., Sanger, J., Schlund, M., Sellan, G., Shenkin, A., Sonké, B., Sterck, F. J., Svátek, M., Takagi, K., Trugman, A. T., Ullah, F., Vadeboncoeur, M. A., Valipour, A., Vanderwel, M. C., Vovides, A. G., Wang, W., Wang, L.-Q., Wirth, C., Woods, M., Xiang, W., Ximenes, F. d. A., Xu, Y., Yamada, T.Zavala, M. A.

(2022): Tallo: A global tree allometry and crown architecture database. Global Change Biology

Seele-Dilbat, C., Kretz, L. and Wirth, C.

(2022): Vegetation of natural and stabilized riverbanks and early effects of removal of bank fixation. International Review of Hydrobiology

Volf, M., Volfová, T., Seifert, C. L., Ludwig, A., Engelmann, R. A., Jorge, L. R., Richter, R., Schedl, A., Weinhold, A., Wirth, C. and van Dam, N. M.

(2021): A mosaic of induced and non-induced branches promotes variation in leaf traits, predation and insect herbivore assemblages in canopy trees. Ecology Letters

A. Perino, H. M. Pereira, M. Felipe-Lucia, H. Kim, H. S. Kühl, M. R. Marselle, J. N. Meya, C. Meyer, L. M. Navarro, R. van Klink, G. Albert, C. D. Barratt, H. Bruelheide, Y. Cao, A. Chamoin, M. Darbi, M. Dornelas, N. Eisenhauer, F. Essl, N. Farwig, J. Förster, J. Freyhof, J. Geschke, F. Gottschall, C. Guerra, P. Haase, T. Hickler, U. Jacob, T. Kastner, L. Korell, I. Kühn, G. U. C. Lehmann, B. Lenzner, A. Marques, E. Motivans Švara, L. C. Quintero, A. Pacheco, A. Popp, J. Rouet-Leduc, F. Schnabel, J. Siebert, I. R. Staude, S. Trogisch, V. Švara, J.-C. Svenning, G. Pe'er, K. Raab, D. Rakosy, M. Vandewalle, A. S. Werner, C. Wirth, H. Xu, D. Yu, Y. Zinngrebe and A. Bonn

(2021): Biodiversity post-2020: Closing the gap between global targets and national-level implementation. Conservation Letters

Joswig, J. S., Wirth, C., Schuman, M. C., Kattge, J., Reu, B., Wright, I. J., Sippel, S. D., Rüger, N., Richter, R., Schaepman, M. E., van Bodegom, P. M., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Díaz, S., Hattingh, W. N., Kramer, K., Lens, F., Niinemets, Ü., Reich, P. B., Reichstein, M., Römermann, C., Schrodt, F., Anand, M., Bahn, M., Byun, C., Campetella, G., Cerabolini, B. E. L., Craine, J. M., Gonzalez-Melo, A., Gutiérrez, A. G., He, T., Higuchi, P., Jactel, H., Kraft, N. J. B., Minden, V., Onipchenko, V., Peñuelas, J., Pillar, V. D., Sosinski, Ê., Soudzilovskaia, N. A., Weiher, E. and Mahecha, M. D.

(2021): Climatic and soil factors explain the two-dimensional spectrum of global plant trait variation. Nature Ecology & Evolution

Schnabel, F., Purrucker, S., Schmitt, L., Engelmann, R. A., Kahl, A., Richter, R., Seele-Dilbat, C., Skiadaresis, G., Wirth, C.

 

 

(2021): Cumulative growth and stress responses to the 2018–2019 drought in a European floodplain forest. Global Change Biology

Schnabel, F., Liu, X., Kunz, M., Barry, K. E., Bongers, F. J., Bruelheide, H., Fichtner, A., Härdtle, W., Li, S., Pfaff, C.-T., Schmid, B., Schwarz, J. A., Tang, Z., Yang, B., Bauhus, J., Oheimb, G. v., Ma, K. and Wirth, C.

(2021): Species richness stabilizes productivity via asynchrony and drought-tolerance diversity in a large-scale tree biodiversity experiment. Science Advances

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. and Eisenhauer, N.

(2021): The iDiv Ecotron—A flexible research platform for multitrophic biodiversity research. Ecology and Evolution

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, N. M., 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. and Bruelheide, H.

(2021): The significance of tree-tree interactions for forest ecosystem functioning. Basic and Applied Ecology

Sendek, A., Kretz, L., van der Plas, F., Seele-Dilbat, C., Schulz-Zunkel, C., Vieweg, M., Bondar-Kunze, E., Weigelt, A., Wirth, C.

(2021): Topographical factors related to flooding frequency promote ecosystem multifunctionality of riparian floodplains. Ecological Indicators

Kretz, L., Bondar-Kunze, E., Hein, T., Richter, R., Schulz-Zunkel, C., Seele-Dilbat, C., van der Plas, F., Vieweg, M., Wirth, C.

(2021): Vegetation characteristics control local sediment and nutrient retention on but not underneath vegetation in floodplain meadows. PLOS ONE

C. Guimarães-Steinicke, A. Weigelt, R. Proulx, T. Lanners, N. Eisenhauer, J. Duque-Lazo, B. Reu, C. Roscher, C. Wagg, N. Buchmann, C. Wirth

(2021): Biodiversity facets affect community surface temperature via 3D canopy structure in grassland communities. Journal of Ecology

C. Wirth, R. A. Engelmann, N. Haack, H. Hartmann, R. Richter, F. Schnabel, M. Scholz, C. Seele-Dilbat

(2021): Naturschutz und Klimawandel im Leipziger Auwald: Ein Biodiversitätshotspot an der Belastungsgrenze. Biologie in unserer Zeit

G. Kunstler, A. Guyennon, S. Ratcliffe, N. Rüger, P. Ruiz-Benito, D. Z. Childs, J. Dahlgren, A. Lehtonen, W. Thuiller, C. Wirth, M. A. Zavala, R. Salguero-Gomez

(2021): Demographic performance of European tree species at their hot and cold climatic edges. Journal of Ecology

Haack, N., A. Grimm-Seyfarth, M. Schlegel, C. Wirth, D. Bernhard, I. Brunk, K. Henle

(2021): Patterns of richness across forest beetle communities—A methodological comparison of observed and estimated species numbers. Ecology and Evolution

L. Kretz, K. Koll, C. Seele-Dilbat, F. van der Plas, A. Weigelt, C. Wirth

(2021): Effects of plant species identity override diversity effects in explaining sedimentation within vegetation in a flume experiment. International Review of Hydrobiology

L. Kretz, K. Koll, C. Seele-Dilbat, F. van der Plas, A. Weigelt, C. Wirth

(2021): Plant structural diversity alters sediment retention on and underneath herbaceous vegetation in a flume experiment. PLOS ONE

M. Freiberg, M. Winter, A. Gentile, A. Zizka, A. N. Muellner-Riehl, A. Weigelt, C. Wirth

(2021): A New and Improved Online Catalogue of all Extant Vascular Plant Names Available. TAXON

M. S. Crawford, K. E. Barry, A. T. Clark, C. E. Farrior, J. Hines, E. Ladouceur, J. W. Lichstein, I. Maréchaux, F. May, A. S. Mori, B. Reineking, L. A. Turnbull, C. Wirth, N. Rüger

(2021): The function-dominance correlation drives the direction and strength of biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships. Ecology Letters

Nordt, B., I. Hensen, S. F. Bucher, M. Freiberg, R. B. Primack, A.-D. Stevens, A. Bonn, C. Wirth, D. Jakubka, C. Plos, M. Sporbert, C. Römermann

(2021): The PhenObs initiative: A standardised protocol for monitoring phenological responses to climate change using herbaceous plant species in botanical gardens. Functional Ecology

Richter, R., C. Hutengs, C. Wirth, L. Bannehr, M. Vohland

(2021): Detecting Tree Species Effects on Forest Canopy Temperatures with Thermal Remote Sensing: The Role of Spatial Resolution. Remote Sensing

Freiberg, M., M. Winter, A. Gentile, A. Zizka, A. N. Muellner-Riehl, A. Weigelt, C. Wirth

(2020): LCVP, The Leipzig catalogue of vascular plants, a new taxonomic reference list for all known vascular plants. Scientific Data

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

(2020): TRY plant trait database - enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology

Kretz, L., Seele, C., van der Plas, F., Weigelt, A., Wirth, C.

(2020): Leaf area and pubescence drive sedimentation on leaf surfaces during flooding. Oecologia

Kühl, H. S., D. E. Bowler, L. Bösch, H. Bruelheide, J. Dauber, D. Eichenberg, N. Eisenhauer, N. Fernández, C. A. Guerra, K. Henle, I. Herbinger, N. J. B. Isaac, F. Jansen, B. König-Ries, I. Kühn, E. B. Nilsen, G. Pe'er,A. Richter, R. Schulte, J. Settele, N. M. van Dam,M. Voigt, W. J. Wägele, C. Wirth,A. Bonn

(2020): Effective Biodiversity Monitoring Needs a Culture of Integration. One Earth

Kunstler, G., A. Guyennon, S. Ratcliffe, N. Rüger, P. Ruiz-Benito, D. Z. Childs, J. Dahlgren, A. Lehtonen, W. Thuiller, C. Wirth, M. A. Zavala, R. Salguero-Gomez

(2020): Demographic performance of European tree species at their hot and cold climatic edges. Journal of Ecology

Ma, X. L., Migliavacca, M., Wirth, C., Bohn, F. J., Huth, A., Richter, R., Mahecha, M. D.

(2020): Monitoring Plant Functional Diversity Using the Reflectance and Echo from Space. Remote Sensing

Rüger, N., Condit, R., Dent, D. H., DeWalt, S. J., Hubbell, S. P., Lichstein, J. W., Lopez, O. R., Wirth, C., Farrior, C. E.

(2020): Demographic trade-offs predict tropical forest dynamics. Science

Volf, M., A. Weinhold, C. L. Seifert, T. Holicová, H. Uthe, E. Alander, R. Richter, J.-P. Salminen, C. Wirth, N. M. van Dam

(2020): Branch-Localized Induction Promotes Efficacy of Volatile Defences and Herbivore Predation in Trees. Journal of Chemical Ecology

Volf, M., Wirth, C., van Dam, N. M.

(2020): Localized defense induction in trees: a mosaic of leaf traits promoting variation in plant traits, predation, and communities of canopy arthropods?. American Journal of Botany

Weise, H., Auge, H., Baessler, C., Bärlund, I., Bennett, E. M., Berger, U., Bohn, F., Bonn, A., ..., Wirth, C., Wolf, C., Grimm, V.

(2020): Resilience trinity: safeguarding ecosystem functioning and services across three different time horizons and decision contexts. Oikos

Barry, K. E., Mommer, L., van Ruijven, J., Wirth, C., Wright, A. J., Bai, Y. F., Connolly, J., De Deyn, G. B., de Kroon, H., Isbell, F., Milcu, A., Roscher, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmid, B., Weigelt, A.

(2019): The Future of Complementarity: Disentangling Causes from Consequences. Trends in Ecology & Evolution

Benavides, R., Valladares, F., Wirth, C., Muller, S., Scherer-Lorenzen, M.

(2019): Intraspecific trait variability of trees is related to canopy species richness in European forests. Perspectives in Plant Ecology Evolution and Systematics

Craven, D., M. Winter,K. Hotzel, J. Gaikwad, N. Eisenhauer, M. Hohmuth, B. König-Ries, C. Wirth

(2019): Evolution of interdisciplinarity in biodiversity science. Ecology and Evolution

Eisenhauer, N., ..., A. D. Barnes, K. Barry, A. Bonn, U. Brose, H. Bruelheide, ..., F. Buscot, ..., O. Ferlian, ..., D. P. Giling, ..., H. Hillebrand, J. Hines, ..., B. König-Ries, ..., C. Roscher, ..., M. Türke, N. M. van Dam, F. van der Plas, A. Vogel, ..., A. Weigelt, ..., C. Wirth,  M. Jochum

(2019): A multitrophic perspective on biodiversity–ecosystem functioning research. In: Nico Eisenhauer, David A. Bohan, Alex J. Dumbrell (Eds.) Mechanisms underlying the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem function Advances in Ecological Research

Kukunda, C. B., P. Beckschafer, P. Magdon, P. Schall, C. Wirth, C. Kleinn

(2019): Scale-guided mapping of forest stand structural heterogeneity from airborne LiDAR. Ecological Indicators

Kupers, S. J., Engelbrecht, B. M. J., Hernández, A., Wright, S. J., Wirth, C., Rüger, N.

(2019): Growth responses to soil water potential indirectly shape local species distributions of tropical forest seedlings. Journal of Ecology

Kupers, S. J., Wirth, C., Engelbrecht, B. M. J., Hernández, A., Condit, R., Wright, S. J., Rüger, N.

(2019): Performance of tropical forest seedlings under shade and drought: an interspecific trade-off in demographic responses. Scientific Reports

Kupers, S. J., Wirth, C., Engelbrecht, B. M. J., Rüger, N.

(2019): Dry season soil water potential maps of a 50 hectare tropical forest plot on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Scientific Data

Purahong, W., K. A. Pietsch, H. Bruelheide, C. Wirth, F. Buscot, T. Wubet

(2019): Potential links between wood‐inhabiting and soil fungal communities: Evidence from high‐throughput sequencing. MicrobiologyOpen

Schuldt, A., Ebeling, A., Kunz, M., Staab, M., Guimarães-Steinicke, C., Bachmann, D., Buchmann, N., Durka, W., Fichtner, A., Fornoff, F., Härdtle, W., Hertzog, L. R., Klein, A.-M., Roscher, C., Schaller, J., von Oheimb, G., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W., Wirth, C., Zhang, J., Bruelheide, H., Eisenhauer, N.

(2019): Multiple plant diversity components drive consumer communities across ecosystems. Nature Communications

Bruelheide, H., Dengler, J., Purschke, O., Lenoir, J., Jimenez-Alfaro, B., Hennekens, S. M., Botta-Dukat, Z., Chytry, M., Field, R., Jansen, F., Kattge, J., Pillar, V. D., Schrodt, F., Mahecha, M. D., Peet, R. K., Sandel, B., van Bodegom, P., Altman, J., Alvarez-Davila, E., Khan, M., Attorre, F., Aubin, I., Baraloto, C., Barroso, J. G., Bauters, M., Bergmeier, E., Biurrun, I., Bjorkman, A. D., Blonder, B., Carni, A., Cayuela, L., Cerny, T., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Craven, D., Dainese, M., Derroire, G., De Sanctis, M., Diaz, S., Dolezal, J., Farfan-Rios, W., Feldpausch, T. R., Fenton, N. J., Garnier, E., Guerin, G. R., Gutierrez, A. G., Haider, S., Hattab, T., Henry, G., Herault, B., Higuchi, P., Holzel, N., Homeier, J., Jentsch, A., Jurgens, N., Kacki, Z., Karger, D. N., Kessler, M., Kleyer, M., Knollova, I., Korolyuk, A. Y., Kühn, I., Laughlin, D. C., Lens, F., Loos, J., Louault, F., Lyubenova, M. I., Malhi, Y., Marceno, C., Mencuccini, M., Muller, J. V., Munzinger, J., Myers-Smith, I. H., Neill, D. A., Niinemets, U., Orwin, K. H., Ozinga, W. A., Penuelas, J., Perez-Haase, A., Petrik, P., Phillips, O. L., Partel, M., Reich, P. B., Römermann, C., Rodrigues, A. V., Sabatini, F. M., Sardans, J., Schmidt, M., Seidler, G., Espejo, J. E. S., Silveira, M., Smyth, A., Sporbert, M., Svenning, J. C., Tang, Z. Y., Thomas, R., Tsiripidis, I., Vassilev, K., Violle, C., Virtanen, R., Weiher, E., Welk, E., Wesche, K., Winter, M., Wirth, C., Jandt, U.

(2018): Global trait-environment relationships of plant communities. Nature Ecology & Evolution

Huang, Y., Chen, Y., Castro-Izaguirre, N., Baruffol, M., Brezzi, M., Lang, A. N., Li, Y., Hardtle, W., Oheimb, G., Yang, X., Liu, X., Pei, K., Both, S., Yang, B., Eichenberg, D., Assmann, T., Bauhus, J., Behrens, T., Buscot, F., Chen, X. Y., Chesters, D., Ding, B. Y., Durka, W., Erfmeier, A., Fang, J., Fischer, M., Guo, L. D., Guo, D., Gutknecht, J. L. M., He, J. S., He, C. L., Hector, A., Hoenig, L., Hu, R. Y., Klein, A. M., Kuehn, P., Liang, Y., Li, S., Michalski, S., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmidt, K., Scholten, T., Schuldt, A., Shi, X., Tan, M. Z., Tang, Z., Trogisch, S., Wang, Z., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Xiang, W., Yu, M., Yu, X. D., Zhang, J., Zhang, S., Zhang, N., Zhou, H. Z., Zhu, C. D., Zhu, L., Bruelheide, H., Ma, K., Niklaus, P. A., Schmid, B.

(2018): Impacts of species richness on productivity in a large-scale subtropical forest experiment. Science

Ledo, A., Paul, K. I., Burslem, D., Ewel, J. J., Barton, C., Battaglia, M., Brooksbank, K., Carter, J., Eid, T. H., England, J. R., Fitzgerald, A., Jonson, J., Mencuccini, M., Montagu, K. D., Montero, G., Mugasha, W. A., Pinkard, E., Roxburgh, S., Ryan, C. M., Ruiz-Peinado, R., Sochacki, S., Specht, A., Wildy, D., Wirth, C., Zerihun, A., Chave, J.

(2018): Tree size and climatic water deficit control root to shoot ratio in individual trees globally. New Phytologist

Magnabosco Marra, D., Trumbore, S. E., Higuchi, N., Ribeiro, G. H. P. M., Negrón-Juárez, R. I., Holzwarth, F., Rifai, S. W., dos Santos, J., Lima, A. J. N., Kinupp, V. F., Chambers, J. Q., Wirth, C.

(2018): Windthrows control biomass patterns and functional composition of Amazon forests. Global Change Biology

Marra, D. M., Trumbore, S. E., Higuchi, N., Ribeiro, G., Negron-Juarez, R. I., Holzwarth, F., Rifai, S. W., dos Santos, J., Lima, A. J. N., Kinupp, V. F., Chambers, J. Q., Wirth, C.

(2018): Windthrows control biomass patterns and functional composition of Amazon forests. Global Change Biology

Pietsch, K. A., Eichenberg, D., Nadrowski, K., Bauhus, J., Buscot, F., Purahong, W., Wipfler, B., Wubet, T., Yu, M., Wirth, C.

(2018): Wood decomposition is more strongly controlled by temperature than by tree species and decomposer diversity in highly species rich subtropical forests. Oikos

Rüger, N., Comita, L. S., Condit, R., Purves, D., Rosenbaum, B., Visser, M. D., Joseph, W. S., Wirth, C.

(2018): Beyond the fast–slow continuum: demographic dimensions structuring a tropical tree community. Ecology Letters

Schuldt, A., Assmann, T., Brezzi, M., Buscot, F., Eichenberg, D., Gutknecht, J., Härdtle, W., He, J.-S., Klein, A.-M., Kühn, P., Liu, X., Ma, K., Niklaus, P. A., Pietsch, K. A., Purahong, W., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmid, B., Scholten, T., Staab, M., Tang, Z., Trogisch, S., von Oheimb, G., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Zhu, C.-D., Bruelheide, H.

(2018): Biodiversity across trophic levels drives multifunctionality in highly diverse forests. Nature Communications

van der Plas, F., Ratcliffe, S., Ruiz-Benito, P., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Verheyen, K., Wirth, C., Zavala, M. A., Ampoorter, E., Baeten, L., Barbaro, L., Bastias, C. C., Bauhus, J., Benavides, R., Benneter, A., Bonal, D., Bouriaud, O., Bruelheide, H., Bussotti, F., Carnol, M., Castagneyrol, B., Charbonnier, Y., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Dahlgren, J., Checko, E., Coppi, A., Dawud, S. M., Deconchat, M., De Smedt, P., De Wandeler, H., Domisch, T., Finér, L., Fotelli, M., Gessler, A., Granier, A., Grossiord, C., Guyot, V., Haase, J., Hättenschwiler, S., Jactel, H., Jaroszewicz, B., Joly, F.-X., Jucker, T., Kambach, S., Kaendler, G., Kattge, J., Koricheva, J., Kunstler, G., Lehtonen, A., Liebergesell, M., et al.

(2018): Continental mapping of forest ecosystem functions reveals a high but unrealised potential for forest multifunctionality. Ecology Letters

Chen, H., Oram, N. J., Barry, K. E., Mommer, L., van Ruijven, J., de Kroon, H., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Fischer, C., Gleixner, G., Gessler, A., González Macé, O., Hacker, N., Hildebrandt, A., Lange, M., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scheu, S., Oelmann, Y., Wagg, C., Wilcke, W., Wirth, C., Weigelt, A.

(2017): Root chemistry and soil fauna, but not soil abiotic conditions explain the effects of plant diversity on root decomposition. Oecologia

Ferlian, O., Wirth, C., Eisenhauer, N.

(2017): Leaf and root C-to-N ratios are poor predictors of soil microbial biomass C and respiration across 32 tree species. Pedobiologia

Madrigal-González, J., Ruiz-Benito, P., Ratcliffe, S., Rigling, A., Wirth, C., Zimmermann, N. E., Zweifel, R., Zavala, M. A.

(2017): Competition Drives Oak Species Distribution and Functioning in Europe: Implications Under Global Change. In: E. Gil-Pelegrín, J. J. Peguero-Pina, D. Sancho-Knapik (Eds.) Oaks Physiological Ecology. Exploring the Functional Diversity of Genus Quercus L. Springer International Publishing

Ohse, B., Seele, C., Holzwarth, F., Wirth, C.

(2017): Different facets of tree sapling diversity influence browsing intensity by deer dependent on spatial scale. Ecology and Evolution

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

(2017): Characterization of Unexplored Deadwood Mycobiome in Highly Diverse Subtropical Forests Using Culture-independent Molecular Technique. Frontiers in Microbiology

Ratcliffe, S., Wirth, C., Jucker, T., van der Plas, F., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Verheyen, K., Allan, E., Benavides, R., Bruelheide, H., Ohse, B., Paquette, A., Ampoorter, E., Bastias, C. C., Bauhus, J., Bonal, D., Bouriaud, O., Bussotti, F., Carnol, M., Castagneyrol, B., Chećko, E., Dawud, S. M., Wandeler, H. D., Domisch, T., Finér, L., Fischer, M., Fotelli, M., Gessler, A., Granier, A., Grossiord, C., Guyot, V., Haase, J., Hättenschwiler, S., Jactel, H., Jaroszewicz, B., Joly, F.-X., Kambach, S., Kolb, S., Koricheva, J., Liebersgesell, M., Milligan, H., Müller, S., Muys, B., Nguyen, D., Nock, C., Pollastrini, M., Purschke, O., et al.

(2017): Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning relations in European forests depend on environmental context. Ecology Letters

Ruiz-Benito, P., Ratcliffe, S., Jump, A. S., Gómez-Aparicio, L., Madrigal-González, J., Wirth, C., Kändler, G., Lehtonen, A., Dahlgren, J., Kattge, J., Zavala, M. A.

(2017): Functional diversity underlies demographic responses to environmental variation in European forests. Global Ecology and Biogeography

Ruiz-Benito, P., Ratcliffe, S., Zavala, M. A., Martinez-Vilalta, J., Vila-Cabrera, A., Lloret, F., Madrigal-Gonzalez, J., Wirth, C., Greenwood, S., Kandler, G., Lehtonen, A., Kattge, J., Dahlgren, J., Jump, A. S.

(2017): Climate- and successional-related changes in functional composition of European forests are strongly driven by tree mortality. Global Change Biology

Scholten, T., Goebes, P., Kühn, P., Seitz, S., Assmann, T., Bauhus, J., Bruelheide, H., Buscot, F., Erfmeier, A., Fischer, M., Härdtle, W., He, J.-S., Ma, K., Niklaus, P. A., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmid, B., Shi, X., Song, Z., von Oheimb, G., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Schmidt, K.

(2017): On the combined effect of soil fertility and topography on tree growth in subtropical forest ecosystems—a study from SE China. Journal of Plant Ecology

Schuldt, A., Bruelheide, H., Buscot, F., Assmann, T., Erfmeier, A., Klein, A.-M., Ma, K., Scholten, T., Staab, M., Wirth, C., Zhang, J., Wubet, T.

(2017): Belowground top-down and aboveground bottom-up effects structure multitrophic community relationships in a biodiverse forest. Scientific Reports

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

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

Baber, K., Otto, P., Kahl, T., Gossner, M. M., Wirth, C., Gminder, A., Bässler, C.

(2016): Disentangling the effects of forest-stand type and dead-wood origin of the early successional stage on the diversity of wood-inhabiting fungi. Forest Ecology and Management

Chen, H., Mommer, L., van Ruijven, J., de Kroon, H., Fischer, C., Gessler, A., Hildebrandt, A., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Wirth, C., Weigelt, A.

(2016): Plant species richness negatively affects root decomposition in grasslands. Journal of Ecology

Díaz, S., Kattge, J., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Wright, I. J., Lavorel, S., Dray, S., Reu, B., Kleyer, M., Wirth, C., Colin Prentice, I., Garnier, E., Bönisch, G., Westoby, M., Poorter, H., Reich, P. B., Moles, A. T., Dickie, J., Gillison, A. N., Zanne, A. E., Chave, J., Joseph Wright, S., Sheremet’ev, S. N., Jactel, H., Baraloto, C., Cerabolini, B., Pierce, S., Shipley, B., Kirkup, D., Casanoves, F., Joswig, J. S., Günther, A., Falczuk, V., Rüger, N., Mahecha, M. D., Gorné, L. D.

(2016): The global spectrum of plant form and function. Nature

Jucker, T., Caspersen, J., Chave, J., Antin, C., Barbier, N., Bongers, F., Dalponte, M., van Ewijk, K. Y., Forrester, D. I., Haeni, M., Higgins, S. I., Holdaway, R. J., Iida, Y., Lorimer, C., Marshall, P. L., Momo, S., Moncrieff, G. R., Ploton, P., Poorter, L., Rahman, K. A., Schlund, M., Sonké, B., Sterck, F. J., Trugman, A. T., Usoltsev, V. A., Vanderwel, M. C., Waldner, P., Wedeux, B. M. M., Wirth, C., et al.

(2016): Allometric equations for integrating remote sensing imagery into forest monitoring programmes. Global Change Biology

Kunstler, G., Falster, D., Coomes, D. A., Hui, F., Kooyman, R. M., Laughlin, D. C., Poorter, L., Vanderwel, M., Vieilledent, G., Wright, S. J., Aiba, M., Baraloto, C., Caspersen, J., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Gourlet-Fleury, S., Hanewinkel, M., Herault, B., Kattge, J., Kurokawa, H., Onoda, Y., Peñuelas, J., Poorter, H., Uriarte, M., Richardson, S., Ruiz-Benito, P., Sun, I. F., Ståhl, G., Swenson, N. G., Thompson, J., Westerlund, B., Wirth, C., et al.

(2016): Plant functional traits have globally consistent effects on competition. Nature

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

(2016): Mechanisms behind plant diversity effects on inorganic and organic N leaching from temperate grassland. Biogeochemistry

Liebergesell, M., Reu, B., Stahl, U., Freiberg, M., Welk, E., Kattge, J., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Penuelas, J., Wirth, C.

(2016): Functional Resilience against Climate-Driven Extinctions - Comparing the Functional Diversity of European and North American Tree Floras. Plos One

Madrigal-González, J., Ruiz-Benito, P., Ratcliffe, S., Calatayud, J., Kändler, G., Lehtonen, A., Dahlgren, J., Wirth, C., Zavala, M. A.

(2016): Complementarity effects on tree growth are contingent on tree size and climatic conditions across Europe. Scientific Reports

Marra, D. M., Higuchi, N., Trumbore, S. E., Ribeiro, G. H. P. M., dos Santos, J., Carneiro, V. M. C., Lima, A. J. N., Chambers, J. Q., Negron-Juarez, R. I., Holzwarth, F., Reu, B., Wirth, C.

(2016): Predicting biomass of hyperdiverse and structurally complex central Amazonian forests - a virtual approach using extensive field data. Biogeosciences

Musavi, T., Migliavacca, M., van de Weg, M. J., Kattge, J., Wohlfahrt, G., van Bodegom, P. M., Reichstein, M., Bahn, M., ..., Wirth, C., Mahecha, M. D.

(2016): Potential and limitations of inferring ecosystem photosynthetic capacity from leaf functional traits. Ecology and Evolution

Ratcliffe, S., Liebergesell, M., Ruiz-Benito, P., Gonzalez, J. M., Castaneda, J. M. M., Kandler, G., Lehtonen, A., Dahlgren, J., Kattge, J., Penuelas, J., Zavala, M. A., Wirth, C.

(2016): Modes of functional biodiversity control on tree productivity across the European continent. Global Ecology and Biogeography

Richter, R., Reu, B., Wirth, C., Doktor, D., Vohland, M.

(2016): The use of airborne hyperspectral data for tree species classification in a species-rich Central European forest area. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation

Schroeder-Georgi, T., Wirth, C., Nadrowski, K., Meyer, S. T., Mommer, L., Weigelt, A.

(2016): From pots to plots: hierarchical trait-based prediction of plant performance in a mesic grassland. Journal of Ecology

Tautenhahn, S., Lichstein, J. W., Jung, M., Kattge, J., Bohlman, S. A., Heilmeier, H., Prokushkin, A., Kahl, A., Wirth, C.

(2016): Dispersal limitation drives successional pathways in Central Siberian forests under current and intensified fire regimes. Global Change Biology

van der Plas, F., Manning, P., Allan, E., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Verheyen, K., Wirth, C., Zavala, M. A., Hector, A., Ampoorter, E., Baeten, L., Barbaro, L., Bauhus, J., Benavides, R., Benneter, A., Berthold, F., Bonal, D., Bouriaud, O., Bruelheide, H., et al.

(2016): Jack-of-all-trades effects drive biodiversity-ecosystem multifunctionality relationships in European forests. Nature Communications

van der Plas, F., Manning, P., Soliveres, S., Allan, E., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Verheyen, K., Wirth, C., Zavala, M. A., Ampoorter, E., Baeten, L., Barbaro, L., Bauhus, J., Benavides, R., Benneter, A., Bonal, D., Bouriaud, O., Bruelheide, H., et al.

(2016): Biotic homogenization can decrease landscape-scale forest multifunctionality. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Bouriaud, O., Teodosiu, M., Kirdyanov, A. V., Wirth, C.

(2015): Influence of wood density in tree-ring based annual productivity assessments and its errors in Norway spruce. Biogeosciences Discussion Paper

Holzwarth, F., Rüger, N., Wirth, C.

(2015): Taking a closer look: disentangling effects of functional diversity on ecosystem functions with a trait-based model across hierarchy and time. Royal Society Open Science

Kahl, T., Baber, K., Otto, P., Wirth, C., Bauhus, J.

(2015): Drivers of CO2 Emission Rates from Dead Wood Logs of 13 Tree Species in the Initial Decomposition Phase. Forests

Kröber, W., Li, Y., Haerdtle, W., Ma, K., Schmid, B., Schmidt, K., Scholten, T., Seidler, G., von Oheimb, G., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Bruelheide, H.

(2015): Early subtropical forest growth is driven by community mean trait values and functional diversity rather than the abiotic environment. Ecology and Evolution

Leimer, S., Oelmann, Y., Wirth, C., Wilcke, W.

(2015): Time matters for plant diversity effects on nitrate leaching from temperate grassland. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

Musavi, T., Mahecha, M. D., Migliavacca, M., Reichstein, M., van de Weg, M. J., van Bodegom, P. M., Bahn, M., Wirth, C., Reich, P. B., Schrodt, F., Kattge, J.

(2015): The imprint of plants on ecosystem functioning: A data-driven approach. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation

Ratcliffe, S., Holzwarth, F., Nadrowski, K., Levick, S., Wirth, C.

(2015): Tree neighbourhood matters - Tree species composition drives diversity-productivity patterns in a near-natural beech forest. Forest Ecology and Management

Schrodt, F., Kattge, J., Shan, H., Fazayeli, F., Joswig, J., Banerjee, A., Reichstein, M., Bönisch, G., Díaz, S., Dickie, J., Gillison, A., Karpatne, A., Lavorel, S., Leadley, P., Wirth, C. B., et al.

(2015): BHPMF – a hierarchical Bayesian approach to gap-filling and trait prediction for macroecology and functional biogeography. Global Ecology and Biogeography

Schuldt, A., Wubet, T., Buscot, F., Staab, M., Assmann, T., Bohnke-Kammerlander, M., Both, S., Erfmeier, A., Klein, A.-M., Ma, K., Pietsch, K., Schultze, S., Wirth, C., Zhang, J., Zumstein, P., Bruelheide, H.

(2015): Multitrophic diversity in a biodiverse forest is highly nonlinear across spatial scales. Nature Communications

Wilhelm, C., Wirth, C.

(2015): Physiodiversity – New tools allow physiologist to embrace biodiversity and reconstruct the evolution of ‘physiologies’?. Journal of Plant Physiology

Böhnke, M., Kröber, W., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Bruelheide, H., Kühn, I.

(2014): Maintenance of constant functional diversity during secondary succession of a subtropical forest in China. Journal of Vegetation Science

Bruelheide, H., Nadrowski, K., Assmann, T., Bauhus, J., Both, S., Buscot, F., Chen, X.-Y., Ding, B., Durka, W., Erfmeier, A., Gutknecht, J. L. M., Guo, D., Guo, L.-D., Härdtle, W., He, J.-S., Klein, A.-M., Kühn, P., Liang, Y., Liu, X., Michalski, S., Niklaus, P. A., Pei, K., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scholten, T., Schuldt, A., Seidler, G., Trogisch, S., von Oheimb, G., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., et al.

(2014): Designing forest biodiversity experiments: general considerations illustrated by a new large experiment in subtropical China. Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Kattge, J., Diaz, S., Wirth, C.

(2014): Of carrots and sticks. Nature Geoscience

Marra, D. M., Chambers, J. Q., Higuchi, N., Trumbore, S. E., Ribeiro, G., dos Santos, J., Negron-Juarez, R. I., Reu, B., Wirth, C.

(2014): Large-Scale Wind Disturbances Promote Tree Diversity in a Central Amazon Forest. PLoS ONE

Nadrowski, K., Pietsch, K., Baruffol, M., Both, S., Gutknecht, J., Bruelheide, H., Heklau, H., Kahl, A., Kahl, T., Niklaus, P., Kröber, W., Liu, X., Mi, X., Michalski, S., von Oheimb, G., Purschke, O., Schmid, B., Fang, T., Welk, E., Wirth, C.

(2014): Tree Species Traits but Not Diversity Mitigate Stem Breakage in a Subtropical Forest following a Rare and Extreme Ice Storm. PLoS ONE

Pietsch, K. A., Ogle, K., Cornelissen, J. H. C., Cornwell, W. K., Bonisch, G., Craine, J. M., Jackson, B. G., Kattge, J., Peltzer, D. A., Penuelas, J., Reich, P. B., Wardle, D. A., Weedon, J. T., Wright, I. J., Zanne, A. E., Wirth, C.

(2014): Global relationship of wood and leaf litter decomposability: the role of functional traits within and across plant organs. Global Ecology and Biogeography

Ravenek, J. M., Bessler, H., Engels, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Gessler, A., Gockele, A., De Luca, E., Temperton, V. M., Ebeling, A., Roscher, C., Schmid, B., Weisser, W. W., Wirth, C., de Kroon, H., Weigelt, A., Mommer, L.

(2014): Long-term study of root biomass in a biodiversity experiment reveals shifts in diversity effects over time. Oikos

Ruiz-Benito, P., Madrigal-Gonzalez, J., Ratcliffe, S., Coomes, D. A., Kaendler, G., Lehtonen, A., Wirth, C., Zavala, M. A.

(2014): Stand Structure and Recent Climate Change Constrain Stand Basal Area Change in European Forests: A Comparison Across Boreal, Temperate, and Mediterranean Biomes. Ecosystems

Seiferling, I., Proulx, R., Wirth, C.

(2014): Disentangling the environmental-heterogeneity species-diversity relationship along a gradient of human footprint. Ecology

Stahl, U., Reu, B., Wirth, C.

(2014): Predicting species' range limits from functional traits for the tree flora of North America. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Baeten, L., Verheyen, K., Wirth, C., Bruelheide, H., Bussotti, F., Finér, L., Jaroszewicz, B., Selvi, F., Valladares, F., Allan, E., Ampoorter, E., Auge, H., et al.

(2013): A novel comparative research platform designed to determine the functional significance of tree species diversity in European forests. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics

Grote, S., Condit, R., Hubbell, S., Wirth, C., Rüger, N.

(2013): Response of Demographic Rates of Tropical Trees to Light Availability: Can Position-Based Competition Indices Replace Information from Canopy Census Data?. PLoS ONE

Stahl, U., Kattge, J., Reu, B., Voigt, W., Ogle, K., Dickie, J., Wirth, C.

(2013): Whole-plant trait spectra of North American woody plant species reflect fundamental ecological strategies. Ecosphere
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