Prof Ulrich Brose

Head of Research Group; iDiv Speaker

Research interest


I study how environmental factors change the structure and diversity of species communities with knock-on effects on the dynamic stability and ecosystem functioning. I describe the structure of communities by complex food-web topologies (who eats whom) and the average body sizes of all species. I am interested in the responses of these structures to global and local environmental gradients in temperature, stoichiometry and habitat fragmentation. Mathematically, I analyze how these structural responses drive the dynamic stability of populations, communities and ecosystem functions.

Short CV


Since 2015
Professor Biodiversity Theory, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Resarch (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig and Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

2010 - 2015
Heisenberg Professor for Systemic Conservation Biology, J.F. Blumenbach Institute of Zoology and Anthropology at the Georg-August-University Göttingen

2009 - 2010
Temporary Professorship at the Technische Universität Darmstadt

2004 - 2009
Head of the Emmy-Noether Group “Complex Ecological Networks” at the Technische Universität Darmstadt

2001 - 2004
Postdoc (Leopoldina Fellowship) at the San Francisco State University, USA

1997 - 2001
PhD-Thesis, Department of Biology at the University of Potsdam

1993 - 1997
Study of Biology at the University of Hamburg

1990 - 1993
Study of Biology at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe-University Frankfurt

Selected Publications


For an up-to-date list of publications, see my ResearcherID.

Barnes, A.D., Jochum, M., Mumme, S., Haneda, N.F., Farajallah, A., Widarto, T.H. & Brose, U. (2014): Consequences of tropical land use for multitrophic biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Nature Communications, 5: 5351; doi: 10.1038/ncomms6351.

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Ott, D., Digel, C., Rall, B.C., Maraun, M., Scheu, S. & Brose, U. (2014): Unifying elemental stoichiometry and metabolic theory in predicting species abundances. Ecology Letters, 17(10): 1247-1256; doi: 10.1111/ele.12330.

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Fussmann, K.E., Schwarzmüller, F., Brose, U., Jousset, A. & Rall, B.C. (2014): Ecological stability responses to warming. Nature Climate Change, 4: 206-210; doi: 10.1038/nclimate2134.

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Kalinkat, G., Schneider, F.D., Digel, C., Guill, C., Rall, B.C. & Brose, U. (2013): Body masses, functional responses and predator-prey stability. Ecology Letters 16: 1126–1134; doi: 10.1111/ele.12147.

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Schneider, F. D., Scheu, S. & Brose, U. (2012): Body mass constraints on feeding rates determine the consequences of predator loss. Ecology Letters 15: 436-443; doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01750.x.

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Brose, U., Dunne, J.A., Montoya, J.M., Petchey, O.L., Schneider, F.D. & Jacob, U. (2012): Climate change in size-structured ecosystems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 367(1605): 2903-2912; doi: 10.1098/rstb.2012.0232.

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Riede, J., Brose, U., Ebenman, B., Jacob, U., Thompson, R., Townsend, C.R., & Jonsson, T. (2011): Stepping in Elton's footprints: a general scaling model for body masses and trophic levels across ecosystems. Ecology Letters 14: 169-178; doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01568.x.

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Berlow, E.L., Dunne, J.A., Martinez, N.D., Stark, P.B., Williams, R.J. & Brose, U. (2009): Simple prediction of interaction strengths in complex food webs. PNAS 106: 187-191; doi: 10.1073/pnas.0806823106.

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Otto, S., Rall, B.C., & Brose, U. (2007): Allometric degree distributions facilitate food web stability. Nature 450: 1226-1229; doi: 10.1038/nature06359.

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Brose, U., Ostling, A., Harrison, K. & Martinez, N.D. (2004): Unified spatial scaling of species and their trophic interactions. Nature 428: 167-171.

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iDiv publications


Gauzens, Benoit, Rosenbaum, Benjamin, Kalinkat, Gregor, Boy, Thomas, Jochum, Malte, Kortsch, Susanne, O’Gorman, Eoin J., Brose, Ulrich

(2024): Flexible foraging behaviour increases predator vulnerability to climate change. Nature Climate Change

Quévreux, Pierre, Brose, Ulrich, Galiana, Núria, Potapov, Anton, Thébault, Élisa, Travers-Trolet, Morgane, Wollrab, Sabine, Jabot, Franck

(2024): Perspectives in modelling ecological interaction networks for sustainable ecosystem management. Journal of Applied Ecology

Caron, Dominique, Brose, Ulrich, Lurgi, Miguel, Blanchet, F. Guillaume, Gravel, Dominique, Pollock, Laura J.

(2024): Trait-matching models predict pairwise interactions across regions, not food web properties. Global Ecology and Biogeography

Albert, Georg, Gauzens, Benoit, Ryser, Remo, Thébault, Elisa, Wang, Shaopeng, Brose, Ulrich

(2023): Animal and plant space-use drive plant diversity–productivity relationships. Ecology Letters

Gauzens, Benoit, Brose, Ulrich, Delmas, Eva, Berti, Emilio

(2023): ATNr: Allometric Trophic Network models in R. Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Sanders, Dirk, Hirt, Myriam R., Brose, Ulrich, Evans, Darren M., Gaston, Kevin J., Gauzens, Benoit, Ryser, Remo

(2023): How artificial light at night may rewire ecological networks: concepts and models. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Dyer, Alexander, Ryser, Remo, Brose, Ulrich, Amyntas, Angelos, Bodnar, Nora, Boy, Thomas, Franziska Bucher, Solveig, Cesarz, Simone, Eisenhauer, Nico, Gebler, Alban, Hines, Jes, Kyba, Christopher C. M., Menz, Myles H. M., Rackwitz, Karl, Shatwell, Tom, Terlau, Jördis F., Hirt, Myriam R.

(2023): Insect communities under skyglow: diffuse night-time illuminance induces spatio-temporal shifts in movement and predation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Terlau, J. F., Brose, U., Eisenhauer, N., Amyntas, A., Boy, T., Dyer, A., Gebler, A., Hof, C., Liu, T., Scherber, C., Schlägel, U. E., Schmidt, A., Hirt, M. R.

(2023): Microhabitat conditions remedy heat stress effects on insect activity. Global Change Biology

Amyntas, Angelos, Berti, Emilio, Gauzens, Benoit, Albert, Georg, Yu, Wentao, Werner, Alexandra S., Eisenhauer, Nico, Brose, Ulrich

(2023): Niche complementarity among plants and animals can alter the biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationship. Functional Ecology

Terlau, J. F., Brose, U., Boy, T., Pawar, S., Pinsky, M., Hirt, M. R.

(2023): Predicting movement speed of beetles from body size and temperature. Movement Ecology

Li, J., Luo, M., Wang, S., Gauzens, B., Hirt, M. R., Rosenbaum, B., Brose, U.

(2022): A size-constrained feeding-niche model distinguishes predation patterns between aquatic and terrestrial food webs. Ecology Letters

Bauer, B., Berti, E., Ryser, R., Gauzens, B., Hirt, M. R., Rosenbaum, B., Digel, C., Ott, D., Scheu, S. and Brose, U.

(2022): Biotic filtering by species’ interactions constrains food-web variability across spatial and abiotic gradients. Ecology Letters

Perkins, D. M., Hatton, I. A., Gauzens, B., Barnes, A. D., Ott, D., Rosenbaum, B., Vinagre, C., Brose, U.

(2022): Consistent predator-prey biomass scaling in complex food webs. Nature Communications

Antunes, A. C., Gauzens, B., Brose, U., Potapov, A. M., Jochum, M., Santini, L., Eisenhauer, N., Ferlian, O., Cesarz, S., Scheu, S., Hirt, M. R.

(2022): Environmental drivers of local abundance–mass scaling in soil animal communities. Oikos

Sohlström, E.sohl H., Brose, U., van Klink, R., Rall, B. C., Rosenbaum, B., Schädler, M., Barnes, A. D.

(2022): Future climate and land-use intensification modify arthropod community structure. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment

Carvajal-Quintero, J., Comte, L., Giam, X., Olden, J. D., Brose, U., Erős, T., Filipe, A. F., Fortin, M.-J., Irving, K., Jacquet, C., Larsen, S., Ruhi, A., Sharma, S., Villalobos, F., Tedesco, P. A.

(2022): Scale of population synchrony confirms macroecological estimates of minimum viable range size. Ecology Letters

Gaüzère, P., O’Connor, L., Botella, C., Poggiato, G., Münkemüller, T., Pollock, L. J., Brose, U., Maiorano, L., Harfoot, M. and Thuiller, W.

(2022): The diversity of biotic interactions complements functional and phylogenetic facets of biodiversity. Current Biology

Hirt, M. R., Barnes, A. D., Gentile, A., Pollock, L. J., Rosenbaum, B., Thuiller, W., Tucker, M. A. and Brose, U.

(2021): Environmental and anthropogenic constraints on animal space use drive extinction risk worldwide. Ecology Letters

Jochum, M., Barnes, A. D., 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 and Evolution

Bauer, B., Kleyer, M., Albach, D. C., Blasius, B., Brose, U., Ferreira-Arruda, T., Feudel, U., Gerlach, G., Hof, C., Kreft, H., Kuczynski, L., Lõhmus, K., Moorthi, S., Scherber, C., Scheu, S., Zotz, G., Hillebrand, H.

(2021): Functional trait dimensions of trophic metacommunities. Ecography

Ryser, R., Hirt, M. R., Häussler, J., Gravel, D., Brose, U.

(2021): Landscape heterogeneity buffers biodiversity of simulated meta-food-webs under global change through rescue and drainage effects. Nature Communications

Wang, S., Brose, U., van Nouhuys, S., Holt, R. D., Loreau, M.

(2021): Metapopulation capacity determines food chain length in fragmented landscapes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Voigt, E., Rall, B. C., Chatzinotas, A., Brose, U., Rosenbaum, B.

(2021): Phage strategies facilitate bacterial coexistence under environmental variability. Peerj

Albert, G., Gauzens, B., Loreau, M., Wang, S., Brose, U.

(2021): The hidden role of multi-trophic interactions in driving diversity–productivity relationships. Ecology Letters

Berti, E., Davoli, M., Buitenwerf, R., Dyer, A., Hansen, O. L. P., Hirt, M., Svenning, J.-C., Terlau, J. F., Brose, U. and Vollrath, F.

(2021): The r package enerscape: A general energy landscape framework for terrestrial movement ecology. Methods in 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

H. R. P. Phillips, E. M. Bach, M. L. C. Bartz, J. M. Bennett, R. Beugnon, M. J. I. Briones, G. G. Brown, O. Ferlian, K. B. Gongalsky, C. A. Guerra, B. König-Ries, J. J. Krebs, A. Orgiazzi, K. S. Ramirez, D. J. Russell, B. Schwarz, D. H. Wall, U. Brose, T. Decaëns, P. Lavelle, M. Loreau, J. Mathieu, C. Mulder, W. H. van der Putten, M. C. Rillig, M. P. Thakur, F. T. de Vries, D. A. Wardle, C. Ammer, S. Ammer, M. Arai, F. O. Ayuke, G. H. Baker, D. Baretta, D. Barkusky, R. Beauséjour, J. C. Bedano, K. Birkhofer, E. Blanchart, B. Blossey, T. Bolger, R. L. Bradley, M. Brossard, J. C. Burtis, Y. Capowiez, T. R. Cavagnaro, A. Choi, J. Clause, D. Cluzeau, A. Coors, F. V. Crotty, J. M. Crumsey, A. Dávalos, D. J. D. Cosín, A. M. Dobson, A. Domínguez, A. E. Duhour, N. van Eekeren, C. Emmerling, L. B. Falco, R. Fernández, S. J. Fonte, C. Fragoso, A. L. C. Franco, A. Fusilero, A. P. Geraskina, S. Gholami, G. González, M. J. Gundale, M. G. López, B. K. Hackenberger, D. K. Hackenberger, L. M. Hernández, J. R. Hirth, T. Hishi, A. R. Holdsworth, M. Holmstrup, K. N. Hopfensperger, E. H. Lwanga, V. Huhta, T. T. Hurisso, B. V. Iannone, M. Iordache, U. Irmler, M. Ivask, J. B. Jesús, J. L. Johnson-Maynard, M. Joschko, N. Kaneko, R. Kanianska, A. M. Keith, M. L. Kernecker, A. W. Koné, Y. Kooch, S. T. Kukkonen, H. Lalthanzara, D. R. Lammel, I. M. Lebedev, E. Le Cadre, N. K. Lincoln, D. López-Hernández, S. R. Loss, R. Marichal, R. Matula, Y. Minamiya, J. H. Moos, G. Moreno, A. Morón-Ríos, H. Motohiro, B. Muys, J. Neirynck, L. Norgrove, M. Novo, V. Nuutinen, V. Nuzzo, P. Mujeeb Rahman, J. Pansu, S. Paudel, G. Pérès, L. Pérez-Camacho, J.-F. Ponge, J. Prietzel, I. B. Rapoport, M. I. Rashid, S. Rebollo, M. Á. Rodríguez, A. M. Roth, G. X. Rousseau, A. Rozen, E. Sayad, L. van Schaik, B. Scharenbroch, M. Schirrmann, O. Schmidt, B. Schröder, J. Seeber, M. P. Shashkov, J. Singh, S. M. Smith, M. Steinwandter, K. Szlavecz, J. A. Talavera, D. Trigo, J. Tsukamoto, S. Uribe-López, A. W. de Valença, I. Virto, A. A. Wackett, M. W. Warren, E. R. Webster, N. H. Wehr, J. K. Whalen, M. B. Wironen, V. Wolters, P. Wu, I. V. Zenkova, W. Zhang, E. K. Cameron, N. Eisenhauer

(2021): Global data on earthworm abundance, biomass, diversity and corresponding environmental properties. Scientific Data

J. Häussler, R. Ryser, U. Brose

(2021): Invasive spread in meta-food-webs depends on landscape structure, fertilization and species characteristics. Oikos

M. M. Pollierer, B. Klarner, D. Ott, C. Digel, R. B. Ehnes, B. Eitzinger, G. Erdmann, U. Brose, M. Maraun, S. Scheu

(2021): Diversity and functional structure of soil animal communities suggest soil animal food webs to be buffered against changes in forest land use. Oecologia

S. Larsen, L. Comte, A. Filipa Filipe, M.-J. Fortin, C. Jacquet, R. Ryser, P. A. Tedesco, U. Brose, T. Erős, X. Giam, K. Irving, A. Ruhi, S. Sharma, J. D. Olden

(2021): The geography of metapopulation synchrony in dendritic river networks. Ecology Letters

Barnes, A. D., C. Scherber, U. Brose, E. T. Borer, A. Ebeling, B. Gauzens, D. P. Giling, J. Hines, F. Isbell, C. Ristok, D. Tilman, W. W. Weisser, N. Eisenhauer

(2020): Biodiversity enhances the multitrophic control of arthropod herbivory. Science Advances

Comte, L., J. Carvajal-Quintero, P. A. Tedesco, X. Giam, U. Brose, T. Erős, A. F. Filipe, M.-J. Fortin, K. Irving, C. Jacquet, S. Larsen, S. Sharma, A. Ruhi, F. G. Becker, L. Casatti, G. Castaldelli, R. B. Dala-Corte, S. R. Davenport, N. R. Franssen, E. García-Berthou, A. Gavioli, K. B. Gido, L. Jimenez-Segura, R. P. Leitão, B. McLarney, J. Meador, M. Milardi, D. B. Moffatt, T. V. T. Occhi, P. S. Pompeu, D. L. Propst, M. Pyron, G. N. Salvador, J. A. Stefferud, T. Sutela, C. Taylor, A. Terui, H. Urabe, T. Vehanen, J. R. S. Vitule, J. O. Zeni, J. D. Olden

(2020): RivFishTIME: A global database of fish time-series to study global change ecology in riverine systems. Global Ecology and Biogeography

Erős, T., Comte, L., Filipe, A. F., Ruhi, A., Tedesco, P. A., Brose, U., Fortin, M.-J., Giam, X., Irving, K., Jacquet, C., Larsen, S., Sharma, S., Olden, J. D.

(2020): Effects of nonnative species on the stability of riverine fish communities. Ecography

Gauzens, B., Rall, B. C., Mendonça, V., Vinagre, C., Brose, U.

(2020): Biodiversity of intertidal food webs in response to warming across latitudes. Nature Climate Change

Grass, I., Kubitza, C., Krishna, V. V., Corre, M. D., Mußhoff, O., Pütz, P., Drescher, J., Rembold, K., Ariyanti, E. S., Barnes, A. D., Brinkmann, N., Brose, U.,..., Jochum, M. et al.

(2020): Trade-offs between multifunctionality and profit in tropical smallholder landscapes. Nature Communications

Gross, T., K. T. Allhoff, B. Blasius, U. Brose, B. Drossel, A. K. Fahimipour, C. Guill, J. D. Yeakel, F. Zeng

(2020): Modern models of trophic meta-communities. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Hirt, M. R., Tucker, M., Müller, T., Rosenbaum, B., Brose, U.

(2020): Rethinking trophic niches: Speed and body mass colimit prey space of mammalian predators. Ecology and Evolution

Potapov, A. M., Dupérré, N., Jochum, M., Dreczko, K., Klarner, B., Barnes, A. D., Krashevska, V., Rembold, K., Kreft, H., Brose, U., Widyastuti, R., Harms, D., Scheu, S.

(2020): Functional losses in ground spider communities due to habitat-structure degradation under tropical land-use change. Ecology

Brose, U., P. Archambault, A. D. Barnes, L.-F. Bersier, T. Boy, ..., C. Digel, A. Dissanayake, A. A. V. Flores, K. Fussmann, B. Gauzens, C. Gray, J. Häussler, M. R. Hirt, U. Jacob, ..., E. Latz, K. Layer-Dobra, P. Legagneux, Y. Li, ..., B. C. Rall, B. Rosenbaum, R. Ryser, A. Silva, E. H. Sohlström, ..., S. Wang, J. M. Wefer, ..., A. C. Iles

(2019): Predator traits determine food-web architecture across ecosystems. Nature ecology & 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

Gauzens, B., Barnes, A., Giling, D. P., Hines, J., Jochum, M., Lefcheck, J. S., Rosenbaum, B., Wang, S. P., Brose, U.

(2019): fluxweb: An R package to easily estimate energy fluxes in food webs. Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Hines, J., Ebeling, A., Barnes, A. D., Brose, U., Scherber, C., Scheu, S., Tscharntke, T., Weisser, W. W., Giling, D. P., Klein, A. M., Eisenhauer, N.

(2019): Chapter Nine - Mapping change in biodiversity and ecosystem function research: food webs foster integration of experiments and science policy. In: Eisenhauer, Nico Bohan, David A. Dumbrell, Alex J. (Eds.) Advances in Ecological Research Academic Press

Marx, J. M., B. C. Rall, H. R. P. Phillips, U. Brose

(2019): Opening the black box of plant nutrient uptake under warming predicts global patterns in community biomass and biological carbon storage. Oikos

Pennekamp, F., Iles, A., Garland, J., Brennan, G., Brose, U., Gaedke, U., Jacob, U., Kratina, P., Matthews, B., Munch, S., Novak, M., Palamara, G. M., Rall, B., Rosenbaum, B., et al.

(2019): The intrinsic predictability of ecological time series and its potential to guide forecasting. Ecological Monographs

Phillips, H. R. P., Guerra, C. A., ..., Ferlian, O., ..., Krebs, J., ..., Bennett, J., Brose, U., Decaëns, T., König-Ries, B., ..., Eisenhauer, N.

(2019): Global distribution of earthworm diversity. Science

Potapov, A., U. Brose, S. Scheu,  A. Tiunov

(2019): Trophic Position of Consumers and Size Structure of Food Webs across Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecosystems. The American Naturalist

Quevreux, P., Brose, U.

(2019): Metabolic adjustment enhances food web stability. Oikos

Ryser, R., Häussler, J., Stark, M., Brose, U., Rall, B. C., Guill, C.

(2019): The biggest losers: habitat isolation deconstructs complex food webs from top to bottom. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences

Thakur, M. P., Phillips, H. R. P., Brose, U., ..., Bennett, J. M., Briones, M. J. I., Brown, G., Decaëns, T., Eisenhauer, N., Ferlian, O., Guerra, C. A., König-Ries, B. et al.

(2019): Towards an integrative understanding of soil biodiversity. Biological Reviews

Wang, S., Brose, U., Gravel, D.

(2019): Intraguild predation enhances biodiversity and functioning in complex food webs. Ecology

Barnes, A. D., Jochum, M., Lefcheck, J. S., Eisenhauer, N., Scherber, C., O’Connor, M. I., de Ruiter, P., Brose, U.

(2018): Energy Flux: The Link between Multitrophic Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning. Trends in Ecology & Evolution

Hirt, M. R., Grimm, V., Li, Y., Rall, B. C., Rosenbaum, B., Brose, U.

(2018): Bridging Scales: Allometric Random Walks Link Movement and Biodiversity Research. Trends in Ecology & Evolution

Sohlstrom, E. H., Marian, L., Barnes, A. D., Haneda, N. F., Scheu, S., Rall, B. C., Brose, U., Jochum, M.

(2018): Applying generalized allometric regressions to predict live body mass of tropical and temperate arthropods. Ecology and Evolution

Wang, S., Brose, U.

(2018): Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in food webs: the vertical diversity hypothesis. Ecology Letters

Barnes, A. D., Allen, K., Kreft, H., Corre, M. D., Jochum, M., Veldkamp, E., Clough, Y., Daniel, R., Darras, K., Denmead, L. H., Haneda, N. F., Hertel, D., Knohl, A., Kotowska, M. M., Kurniawan, S., Meijide, A., Rembold, K., Prabowo, W. E., Schneider, D., Tscharntke, T., Brose, U.

(2017): Direct and cascading impacts of tropical land-use change on multi-trophic biodiversity. Nature Ecology & Evolution

Brose, U., Blanchard, J. L., Eklöf, A., Galiana, N., Hartvig, M., Hirt, M. R., Kalinkat, G., Nordström, M. C., O'Gorman, E. J., Rall, B. C., et al.

(2017): Predicting the consequences of species loss using size-structured biodiversity approaches. Biological Reviews

Delmas, E., Brose, U., Gravel, D., Stouffer, D. B., Poisot, T.

(2017): Simulations of biomass dynamics in community food webs. Methods in Ecology and Evolution

Hirt, M. R., Jetz, W., Rall, B. C., Brose, U.

(2017): A general scaling law reveals why the largest animals are not the fastest. Nature Ecology & Evolution

Hirt, M. R., Lauermann, T., Brose, U., Noldus, L. P. J. J., Dell, A. I.

(2017): The little things that run: a general scaling of invertebrate exploratory speed with body mass. Ecology

Jochum, M., Barnes, A. D., Ott, D., Lang, B., Klarner, B., Farajallah, A., Scheu, S., Brose, U.

(2017): Decreasing Stoichiometric Resource Quality Drives Compensatory Feeding across Trophic Levels in Tropical Litter Invertebrate Communities. The American Naturalist

Jochum, M., Barnes, A. D., Weigelt, P., Ott, D., Rembold, K., Farajallah, A., Brose, U.

(2017): Resource stoichiometry and availability modulate species richness and biomass of tropical litter macro-invertebrates. Journal of Animal Ecology

Lang, B., Ehnes, R. B., Brose, U., Rall, B. C.

(2017): Temperature and consumer type dependencies of energy flows in natural communities. Oikos

Li, Y., Brose, U., Meyer, K., Rall, B. C.

(2017): How patch size and refuge availability change interaction strength and population dynamics: a combined individual- and population-based modeling experiment. PeerJ

Liao, J., Bearup, D., Wang, Y., Nijs, I., Bonte, D., Li, Y., Brose, U., Wang, S., Blasius, B.

(2017): Robustness of metacommunities with omnivory to habitat destruction: Disentangling patch fragmentation from patch loss. Ecology

Schwarz, B., Barnes, A. D., Thakur, M. P., Brose, U., Ciobanu, M., Reich, P. B., Rich, R. L., Rosenbaum, B., Stefanski, A., Eisenhauer, N.

(2017): Warming alters energetic structure and function but not resilience of soil food webs. Nature Climate Change

Barnes, A. D., Weigelt, P., Jochum, M., Ott, D., Hodapp, D., Haneda, N. F., Brose, U.

(2016): Species richness and biomass explain spatial turnover in ecosystem functioning across tropical and temperate ecosystems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences

Binzer, A., Guill, C., Rall, B. C., Brose, U.

(2016): Interactive effects of warming, eutrophication and size-structure: impacts on biodiversity and food-web structure. Global Change Biology

Brose, U., Hillebrand, H.

(2016): Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in dynamic landscapes. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B

Clough, Y., Krishna, V. V., Corre, M. D., Darras, K., Denmead, L. H., Meijide, A., Moser, S., Musshoff, O., Steinebach, S., Veldkamp, E., Allen, K., Barnes, A. D., Breidenbach, N., Brose, U., et al.

(2016): Land-use choices follow profitability at the expense of ecological functions in Indonesian smallholder landscapes. Nature Communications

Schneider, F. D., Brose, U., Rall, B. C., Guill, C.

(2016): Animal diversity and ecosystem functioning in dynamic food webs. Nature Communications

Teuscher, M., Gérard, A., Brose, U., Buchori, D., Clough, Y., Ehbrecht, M., Hölscher, D., Irawan, B., Sundawati, L., Wollni, M., Kreft, H.

(2016): Experimental Biodiversity Enrichment in Oil-Palm-Dominated Landscapes in Indonesia. Frontiers in Plant Science

Barnes, A. D., Spey, I.-K., Rohde, L., Brose, U., Dell, A. I.

(2015): Individual behaviour mediates effects of warming on movement across a fragmented landscape. Functional Ecology

Kalinkat, G., Jochum, M., Brose, U., Dell, A. I.

(2015): Body size and the behavioral ecology of insects: linking individuals to ecological communities. Current Opinion in Insect Science

Mumme, S., Jochum, M., Brose, U., Haneda, N. F., Barnes, A. D.

(2015): Functional diversity and stability of litter-invertebrate communities following land-use change in Sumatra, Indonesia. Biological Conservation

Schwarzmueller, F., Eisenhauer, N., Brose, U.

(2015): 'Trophic whales' as biotic buffers: weak interactions stabilize ecosystems against nutrient enrichment. Journal of Animal Ecology
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