2017

  • Trogisch, S. Schuldt, A., Bauhus, J., Blum, J.A., Both, S., Buscot, F., Castro-Izaguirre, N., Chesters, D., Durka, W., Eichenberg, D., Erfmeier, A., Fischer, M., Geißler, C., Germany, M.S., Goebes, P., Gutknecht, J., Hahn, C.Z., Haider, S., Härdtle, W., He, J.S., Hector, A., Hönig, L., Huang, Y.Y., Klein, A.M., Kühn, P., Kunz, M., Leppert, K.N., Li, Y., Liu, X.J., Niklaus, P.A., Pei, Z.Q., Pietsch, K.A., Prinz, R., Proß, T., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmidt, K., Scholten, T., Seitz, S., Song, Z.S., Staab, M., von Oheimb, G., Weißbecker, C., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Yang, B., Yang, X.F., Zhu, C.D., Schmid, B., Ma, K.P., Bruelheide, H. (2017): Towards a methodical framework for comprehensively assessing forest multifunctionality. – Ecology and Evolution (accepted 02.09.2017).

  • Li, X.F., Pei. K.Q., Kéry, M., Niklaus, P.A., Schmid, B. (2017): Decomposing functional trait associations in a Chinese subtropical forest. - PLoS ONE 12(4): e0175727. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0175727

  • Leppert, K.N., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Niklaus, P.A. (2017): Does species diversity of subtropical tree leaf litter affect decomposition, nutrient release, transfer and subsequent uptake by plants? Soil Biology & Biochemistry 115: 44-53.

  • Pei, Z.Q., Leppert, K.N., Eichenberg, D., Bruelheide, H., Niklaus, P.A., Buscot, F., Gutknecht, J.L.M. (2017): Leaf litter diversity alters microbial community structure and nutrient cycling in a subtropical forest ecosystem. Biogeochemistry 134: 163-181. doi: 10.1007/s10533-017-0353-6

  • Binkenstein, J., Klein, A.-M., Assmann, T., Buscot, F., Erfmeier, A., Ma, K.P., Pietsch, K.A., Schmidt, K., Scholten, T., Wubet, T., Bruelheide, H., Schuldt, A., Staab, M. (2017): Multi-trophic guilds respond differently to changing elevation in a subtropical forest. Ecography (online first). doi: 10.1111/ecog.03086

  • Ristok, C., Leppert, K., Franke, K., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Niklaus, P.A., Wessjohann, L., Bruelheide, H. (2017): Leaf litter diversity positively affects the decomposition of plant polyphenols. – Plant and Soil. doi: 10.1007/s11104-017-3340-8

  • Schuldt, A., Fornoff, F., Bruelheide, M., Klein, A.-M., Staab, M. (2017): Tree species richness attenuates the net positive effect of mutualistic ant-hemipteran interactions on leaf chewer herbivory. – Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1489

  • Schuldt, A., Bruelheide, H., Assmann, T., Buscot, F., Erfmeier, A., Klein, A.M., Ma, K.P., Scholten, T., Staab, M., Wirth, C., Zhang, J.Y., Wubet, T. (2017): Belowground top-down and aboveground bottom-up effects structure multitrophic communities in a biodiverse forest. – Scientific Reports Scientific Reports 7: 4222. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-04619-3

  • Fichtner, A., Härdtle, W., Li, Y., Kunz, M., Bruelheide, H., von Oheimb, G. (2017): From competition to facilitation: How tree species respond to neighbourhood diversity. - Ecology Letters. doi: 10.1111/ele.12786

  • 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 8: 574. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2017.00574

  • Niklaus, P.A., Baruffol, M., He, J.-S., Ma, K.P., Schmid, B. (2017): Can niche plasticity promote biodiversity-productivity relationships through increased complementarity? Ecology 98: 1104–1116. doi: 10.1002/ecy.1748

  • Zeng, X.Q., Durka, W., Fischer M. (2017): Species-specific effects of genetic diversity and species diversity of experimental communities on early tree performance. Journal of Plant Ecology 10, 252–258. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw108

  • Hahn, C.Z., Niklaus, P.A., Bruelheide, H., Michalski, S.G., Shi, MM., Yang, XF, Zeng, XQ., Fischer, M., Durka, W. (2017): Opposing intraspecific vs. interspecific diversity effects on herbivory and growth in subtropical experimental tree assemblages. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 242–251. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw098

  • Li, SS., Tong, YW., Wang, ZW. (2017): Species and genetic diversity affect leaf litter decomposition in subtropical broadleaved forest in southern China. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 232–241. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw122

  • Zeng, X.Q., Durka, W., Welk, E., Fischer, M. (2017): Heritability of early growth and its plasticity in 14 woody species of Chinese subtropical forest. Journal of Plant Ecology 10, 222–231. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw086

  • Hahn, C.Z., Michalski, S., Fischer, M., Durka, W. (2017): Genetic diversity and differentiation follow secondary succession in a multi-species study on woody plants from subtropical China. Journal of Plant Ecology 10, 213–221. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw054

  • Staab, M., Methorst, J., Peters, J., Blüthgen, N., Klein, A.M. (2017): Tree diversity and nectar composition affect arthropod visitors on extrafloral nectaries in a diversity experiment. Journal of Plant Ecology 10, 201–212. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw017

  • Germany, M., Bruelheide, H., Erfmeier, A. (2017): Limited tree diversity effects on herb layer composition, richness and productivity in experimental forest stands. - Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 190–200. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw109

  • Yang, B., Li, Y., Ding, BY., Both, S., Erfmeier, A., Härdtle, W, Ma KP., Schmid, B., Scholten, T., Seidler, G., von Oheimb, G., Yang XF., Bruelheide. H. (2017): Impact of tree diversity and environmental conditions on the survival of shrub species in a forest biodiversity experiment in subtropical China. Journal of Plant Ecology 10, 179–189. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw099

  • Eichenberg, D., Pietsch, K., Meister, C. Ding, WY., Yu, MJ., Wirth. C. (2017): The effect of microclimate on wood decay is indirectly altered by tree species diversity in a litterbag study. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 170–178. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw116

  • Bu, W.S., Liu, X.J., Schmid, B., Li, Y., Härdtle, W., von Oheimb, G., Liang, Yu, Sun, Z.K., Huang, Y.Y., Bruelheide, H., Ma, K.P. (2017): Interspecific and intraspecific variation in specific root length drives aboveground biodiversity effects in young experimental forest stands. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 158–169. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw096
  • Sun, Z.K., Liu, X.J., Schmid, B., Bruelheide, H., Bu, W.S., Ma, K.P. (2017): Positive effects of tree species richness on fine-root production and biomass. - Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 146–157. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw094
  • Li, Y., Kröber, W., Bruelheide, H., Härdtle, W., von Oheimb, G. (2017): Crown and leaf traits as predictors for species-specific tree sapling growth rates in subtropical plantations. - Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 136–145. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw041
  • Peng, S.Y., Schmid, B. Haase, J., Niklaus, P.A. (2017): Leaf area increases with species richness in young experimental stands of subtropical trees. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 128–135. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw016
  • Scholten, T., Goebes, P., Kühn, P., Seitz, S., Assmann, T., Bauhus, J., Bruelheide, H., Buscot, F., Erfmeier, A., Fischer, F., Härtle, W., He, J.-H., Ma, KP., Niklaus, P.A., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmid, B., Shi, XZ., Song, ZS., 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 10: 111–127. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw065
  • Schmid, B., Baruffol, M., Wang, ZH., Niklaus P.A. (2017): A guide to analyzing biodiversity experiments. Journal of Plant Ecology 10, 91–110. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw107
  • Weißbecker, C., Buscot, F., Wubet, T. (2017): Preservation of nucleic acids by freeze-drying for next generation sequencing analyses of soil microbial communities. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 81-90. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw042
  • Shi, N-N., Gao, C., Zheng, Y., Guo, L-D. (2017): Effects of ectomycorrhizal fungal identity and diversity on subtropical tree competition. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 47–55. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw060
  • Wang, C, Ma, YL., Trogisch, S., Huang. Y., Geng, Y., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., He, J.-S. (2017): Soil respiration is driven by fine root biomass along a forest chronosequence in subtropical China. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 36–46. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw044
  • Huang, YY., Ma YL., Zhao, K., Niklaus, P.A., Schmid, B., He, J-S. (2017): Positive effect of tree species diversity on litterfall quantity and quality along a secondary successional chronosequence in a subtropical forest. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 28–35, doi:10.1093/jpe/rtw115. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128084
  • Brezzi, M., Schmid, B., Niklaus, P.A., Schuldt, A. (2017): Tree diversity increases levels of herbivore damage in a subtropical forest canopy: evidence for dietary mixing by arthropods? Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 13–27. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw038

  • Chi, X.L., Guo, Q., Fang, J.Y., Schmid, B., Tang, Z.Y. (2017): Seasonal characteristics and determinants of tree growth in a Chinese subtropical forest. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 4–12. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw051
  • Ma K.P., He, J-S, Bruelheide H., Klein, A-M., Liu, X.J., Schmid B. (2017): Biodiversity-ecosystem functioning research in Chinese subtropical forests. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 1–3. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw129
  • Zhang, J., Bruelheide, H., Chen, X., Eichenberg, D., Kröber, W., Xu, X., Xu, L., Schuldt, A. (2017): Tree diversity promotes generalist herbivore community patterns in a young subtropical forest experiment. Oecologia 183: 455-467. doi: 10.1007/s00442-016-3769-0

2016

  • Seidelmann, K.N., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Niklaus, P.A. (2016): Direct vs. microclimate-driven effects of tree species diversity on litter decomposition in young subtropical forest stands. PLoS ONE, 11, e0160569. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160569
  • Castro-Izaguirre, N., Chi, X., Baruffol, M., Tang, Z., Ma, K., Schmid, B., Niklaus, P.A. (2016) Tree diversity enhances stand carbon storage but not leaf area in a subtropical forest. PLoS ONE 11, e0167771. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0167771
  • Purahong, W., Durka, W., Fischer, M., Dommert, S., Schöps, R., Buscot, F., Wubet, T. (2016): Tree species, tree genotypes and tree genotypic diversity levels affect microbe-mediated soil ecosystem functions in a subtropical forest. Scientific Reports, 6, 36672. doi: 10.1038/srep36672
  • Goebes, P., Schmidt, K., Härdtle, W., Seitz, S., Stumpf, F., von Oheimb, G., Scholten, T. (2016): Rule-based analysis of throughfall kinetic energy to evaluate biotic and abiotic factor thresholds to mitigate erosive power. Progress in Physical Geography 40, 431–449. doi: 10.1002/esp.3726
  • Staab, M., Bruelheide, H., Durka, W., Michalski, S., Purschke, O., Zhu, C.D., Klein, A.-M. (2016): Tree phylogenetic diversity promotes host-parasitoid interactions. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 283. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2016.0275
  • Li, X, Schmid, B., Wang, F., Paine, C.E.T. (2016): Net assimilation rate determines the growth rates of 14 species of subtropical forest. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0150644. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0150644
  • Braun, U., Hönig, L., Schwaß, R. (2016): New records of foliicolous micromycetes from the Chinese Jiangxi Province. Schlechtendalia 30: 1–7.
  • Trogisch, S., Salmon, Y., He, J.-S., Hector, A., Scherer-Lorenzen, M. (2016): Spatio-temporal water uptake patterns of tree saplings are not altered by interspecific interaction in the early stage of a subtropical forest. Forest Ecology and Management 367: 52-61. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.02.018
  • Pei, Z.Q., Eichenberg, D., Bruelheide, H., Kröber, W., Kühn, P., Li, Y., von Oheimb, G., Purschke, O., Scholten, T., Buscot, F. , Gutknecht, J.L.M. (2016): Soil and tree species traits both shape soil microbial communities during early growth of Chinese subtropical forests. - Soil Biology and Biochemistry 96: 180-190. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2016.02.004

2015

  • Trogisch, S., He, J.-S., Hector, A., Scherer-Lorenzen, M. (2015): Impact of species diversity, stand age and environmental factors on leaf litter decomposition in subtropical forests in China. - Plant and Soil (early view). doi: 10.1007/s11104-015-2737-5
  • Staab, M. (2015): Aenictus hoelldobleri sp. n., a new species of the Aenictus ceylonicus group (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from China, with a key to the Chinese members of the group. ZooKeys 516: 137-155. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.516.9927
  • Schuldt, A., Wubet, T., Buscot, F., Staab, M., Assmann, T., Böhnke-Kammerlander, M., Both, S., Erfmeier, A., Klein, A.M., Ma, K.P., Pietsch, K., Schulze, S., Wirth, C., Zhang, J.Y., Zumstein, P., Bruelheide, H. (2015): Multitrophic diversity in a biodiverse forest is highly nonlinear across spatial scales. - Nature Communications 6: 10169. doi: 10.1038/ncomms10169
  • Braun, U., Kummer, V., Hönig, L. (2015): Two new cercosporoid hyphomycetes. Schlechtendalia 28: 71–75.
  • Braun, U., Bien, S., Hönig, L., Heuchert, B. (2015): Periconiella liquidambaricola sp. nov. - a new Chinese hyphomycete. Mycotaxon 130:253-258.
  • Seitz, S., Goebes, P., Song, Z., Bruelheide, H., Härdtle, W., Kühn, P., Li, Y., Scholten, T. (2015): Tree species identity and functional traits but not species richness affect interrill erosion processes in young subtropical forests. Soil 2: 49-61. doi: 10.5194/soil-2-49-2016
  • Goebes, P., Seitz, S., Kühn, P., Li, Y., Niklaus, P., von Oheimb, G., Scholten, T. (2015): Throughfall kinetic energy in young subtropical forests: Investigation on tree species richness effects and spatial variability. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 213, 148-159. doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2015.06.019
  • Eichenberg, D., Purschke, O., Ristok, C., Wessjohann, L., Bruelheide, H. (2015): Trade-offs between physical and chemical carbon-based leaf defense: Of intraspecific variation and trait evolution. - Journal of Ecology 103: 1667–1679. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12475
  • Kröber, W., Li, Y., Härdtle, W., Ma, K.P., 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 rather and functional diversity rather than the abiotic environment. - Ecology and Evolution 5: 3541-3556. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1604
  • Goebes, P., Bruelheide, H., Härdtle, W., Kröber, W., Kühn, P., Li, Y., Seitz, S., von Oheimb, G., Scholten, T. (2015): Species-specific effects on throughfall kinetic energy in subtropical forest plantations are related to leaf traits and tree architecture. - PLoS ONE 10(6): e0128084. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128084
  • Verheyen, K., Vanhellemont, M., Auge, H., Baeten, L., Baraloto, C., Barsoum, N., Bilodeau-Gauthier, S., Bruelheide, H., Castagneyrol, B., Godbold, D., Haase, J., Hector, A., Jactel, H., Koricheva, J., Loreau, M., Mereu, S., Messier, C., Muys, B., Nolet, P., Paquette, A. Parker, J., Perring, M., Ponette, Q., Potvin, C., Reich, P., Smith, A., Weih, M., Scherer-Lorenzen, M. (2015): Contributions of a global network of tree diversity experiments to sustainable forest plantations. - Ambio 45: 29-41. doi: 10.1007/s13280-015-0685-1
  • Schuldt, A., Assmann, T., Bruelheide, H., Härdtle, W., Li, Y., Ma, K.P., von Oheimb, G., Zhang, J. Y. (2015): Early positive effects of tree species richness on herbivory in a large-scale forest biodiversity experiment influence tree growth. - Journal of Ecology 103: 563-571. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12396
  • Paine, C.E.T., Amissah, L., Auge, H., Baraloto, C., Baruffol, M., Bourland, N., Bruelheide, H., Daïnou, K., de Gouvenain, R.C., Doucet, J.-L., Doust, S., Fine, P.V.A., Fortunel, C., Haase, J., Holl, K.D., Jactel, H., Li, X.F., Kitajima, K., Koricheva, J., Martínez-Garza, C., Messier, C., Paquette, A., Philipson, C., Piotto, D., Poorter, L., Posada, J.M., Potvin, C., Rainio, K., Russo, S.E., Ruiz-Jaen, M., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Webb, C.O., Wright, S.J., Zahawi, R.A., Hector, A. (2015): Globally, functional traits are poor predictors of juvenile tree growth. - Journal of Ecology 103: 978-989. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12401
  • Staab, M., Ohl, M., Zhu, C.D., Klein, A.M. (2015): Observational natural history and morphological taxonomy are indispensable for future challenges in biodiversity and conservation. Communicative and Integrative Biology 8: e992745. doi: 10.4161/19420889.2014.992745
  • Schuldt A, Staab M (2015): Tree species richness strengthens relationships between ants and the functional composition of spider assemblages in a highly diverse forest. Biotropica 47: 339-346. doi: 10.1111/btp.12209
  • Seitz, S., Goebes, P., Zumstein, P., Schuldt, A., Assmann, T., Kühn, P., Niklaus, P.A., Scholten, T. (2015): The influence of leaf litter diversity and soil fauna on initial soil erosion in subtropical forests. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 40(11): 1439-1447. doi: 10.1002/esp.3726
  • Todt, B., Niederberger, J., Boca, A., Nitschke, R., Kohler, M., Kühn, P., Bauhus, J. (2015): Use of Near-Infrared spectroscopy to assess Phosphorus fractions of different plant availability in forest soils. Biogeosciences Discussions 12: 555–592. doi: 10.5194/bgd-12-555-2015
  • Kröber, W., Heklau, H., Bruelheide, H. (2015): Leaf morphology of 40 evergreen and deciduous broadleaved subtropical tree species and relationships to functional ecophysiological traits. - Plant Biology 17: 373–383. doi: 10.1111/plb.12250
  • Gao, C., Zhang, Y., Shi, N.N., Zheng, Y., Chen, L. Wubet, T., Bruelheide, H., Both, S., Buscot, F., Ding, Q., Erfmeier, A., Kühn, P., Nadrowski, K., Scholten, T., Guo, L.D. (2015): Community assembly of ectomycorrhizal fungi along a subtropical secondary forest succession. - New Phytologist 205: 771–785. doi: 10.1111/nph.13068
  • Staab, M., Blüthgen, N., Klein, A.M. (2015): Tree diversity alters the structure of a tri-trophic network in a biodiversity experiment. Oikos 124: 827-834. doi: 10.1111/oik.01723

2014

  • Pfaff, C.T., Bruelheide, H., Ratcliffe, S., Wirth, C., Nadrowski, K. (2014): Readable workflows need simple data [v1; ref status: approved with reservations 1, http://f1000r.es/399] F1000Research 2014, 3:110. doi: 10.12688/f1000research.3940.

  • Kröber, W., Zhang, S.R., Ehmig, M., Bruelheide, H. (2014): Linking xylem hydraulic conductivity and vulnerability to the leaf economics spectrum - A cross-species study of 39 evergreen and deciduous broadleaved subtropical tree species. - PLoS ONE 9: e109211. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0109211

  • Staab, M., Schuldt, A., Assmann, T., Bruelheide, H., Klein, A.M. (2014): Ant community structure during forest succession in a subtropical forest in South-East China. Acta Oecologica 61: 32-40. doi: 10.1016/j.actao.2014.10.003
  • Staab, M., Schuldt, A., Assmann, T., Klein, A.M. (2014): Tree diversity promotes predator but not omnivore ants in a subtropical Chinese forest. Ecological Entomology 39: 637-647. doi: 10.1111/een.12143
  • Staab, M., Ohl, M., Zhu, C.D., Klein, A.M. (2014): A unique nest-protection strategy in a new species of spider wasp. PLoS ONE 9: e101592. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101592
  • Braun, U., Bien, S., Hantsch, L., Heuchert, B. (2014): Tubakia chinensis sp. nov. and a key to the species of the genus Tubakia. Schlechtendalia, 28: 23-28.
  • Eichenberg, D., Trogisch, S., Huang, Y.Y., He, J.-S., Bruelheide, H. (2014): Shifts in leaf functional traits are related to litter decomposition along a secondary forest succession series in subtropical China. - Journal of Plant Ecology 8: 401-410. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtu021
  • Schuldt, A., Baruffol, M., Bruelheide, H. Chen, S., Chi, X.L., Michalski, S., Wall, M., Assmann, T. (2014): Woody plant phylogenetic diversity mediates bottom-up control of arthropod biomass in species-rich forests. Oecologia 176: 171-82. doi: 10.1007/s00442-014-3006-7
  • Staab M. (2014): The first observation of honeydew foraging in army ants since 1933: Aenictus hodgsoni Forel, 1901 tending Eutrichosiphum heterotrichum (Raychaudhuri, 1956) in Southeast China. Asian Myrmecology 6: 115-118.
  • Li, Y., Härdtle, W., Bruelheide, H., Nadrowski, K., Scholten, T., von Wehrden, H., von Oheimb, G. (2014): Site and neighborhood effects on growth of tree saplings in subtropical plantations (China). - Forest Ecology and Management 327: 118–127. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2014.04.039
  • Nadrowski, K., Pietsch, K., Baruffol, M., Both, S., Bruelheide, H., Gutknecht, J., Heklau, H., Kahl, A., Kahl, T., Niklaus, P., Kröber, W., Liu, X.J., Mi, X.C., Michalski, S., von Oheimb, G., Purschke, O., Schmid, B., Teng, F., 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 One 9: e96022. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0096022
  • Kröber, W., Bruelheide, H. (2014): Transpiration and stomatal control: a cross-species study of leaf traits in 39 evergreen and deciduous broadleaved subtropical tree species. - Trees - Structure and Function: 28: 901-914. doi: 10.1007/s00468-014-1004-3
  • Shi, M.M., Michalski, S., Welk, E., Chen, X.Y., Durka, W. (2014): Phylogeography of a widespread Asian subtropical tree: genetic east-west differentiation and climate envelope modelling suggest multiple glacial refugia. - Journal of Biogeography 41: 1710-1720.
  • Gao C, Shi, N.N., Liu Y.X., Peay, K.G., Zheng, Y., Ding, Q., Mi, X.-C., Ma, K.P., Wubet, T., Buscot, F., Guo, L.-D. (2014): Host plant richness explains diversity of ectomycorrhizal fungi: Response to the comment of Tedersoo et al. (2014). - Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.12659
  • Staab M. (2014): A new species of the Aenictus wroughtonii group (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from South-East China. ZooKeys 391: 65-73. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.391.7213
  • Bruelheide, H., Nadrowski, K., Assmann, T., Bauhus, J., Both, S., Buscot, F., Chen, X.-Y., Ding, B.Y., Durka, W., Erfmeier, A., Gutknecht, J.L.M., Guo, D.L., Guo, L.-D., Härdtle, W., He, J.-S., Klein, A.-M., Kühn, P., Liang, Y., Liu, X.J., Michalski, S., Niklaus, P.A., Pei, K.Q., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scholten, T., Schuldt, A., Seidler, G., Trogisch, S., von Oheimb, G., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Yang, X.F., Yu, M.J., Zhang, S.R., Zhou, H.Z., Fischer, M., Ma, K.P., Schmid, B. (2014): Designing forest biodiversity experiments: general considerations illustrated by a new large experiment in subtropical China. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5: 74–89. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12126
  • Li, Y., Hess, C., von Wehrden, H., Härdtle, W., von Oheimb, G. (2014): Assessing tree dendrometrics in young regenerating plantations using terrestrial laser scanning. Annals of Forest Science: 1-10. doi: 10.1007/s13595-014-0358-4
  • Lang, A. C., Oheimb, G., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Yang, B., Trogisch, S., Bruelheide, H., ..., Härdtle, W. (2014): Mixed afforestation of young subtropical trees promotes nitrogen acquisition and retention. Journal of Applied Ecology 51(1): 224-233. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12157
  • Schuldt, A., Assmann, T., Bruelheide, H., Durka, W., Eichenberg, D., Härdtle, W., ..., Purschke, O. (2014): Functional and phylogenetic diversity of woody plants drive herbivory in a highly diverse forest. New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.12695
  • Schuldt, A., Bruelheide, H., Durka, W., Michalski, S. G., Purschke, O., Assmann, T. (2014): Tree diversity promotes functional dissimilarity and maintains functional richness despite species loss in predator assemblages. Oecologia 174(2): 533-543. doi: 10.1007/s00442-013-2790-9
  • Eichenberg, D., Ristok, C., Kröber, W., Bruelheide, H. (2014): Plant polyphenols - Implications of different sampling, storage and sample processing in Biodiversity Ecosystem Functioning experiments. - Chemistry and Ecology 30: 676-692. doi: 10.1080/02757540.2014.894987

2013

  • Böhnke, M., Bruelheide, H. (2013): How do evergreen and deciduous species respond to shade? - Tolerance and plasticity of subtropical tree and shrub species of South-East China. Environmental and Experimental Botany 87: 179– 190. doi: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2012.09.010
  • Nadrowski, K., Ratcliffe, S., Bönisch, G., Bruelheide, H., Kattge, J., Liu, X., Wirth, C. (2013): Harmonizing, annotating and sharing data in biodiversity–ecosystem functioning research. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4(2): 201-205. doi: 10.1111/2041-210x.12009
  • Yang, X., Bauhus, J., Both, S., Fang, T., Härdtle, W., Kröber, W., Ma, K.P., Nadrowski, K., Pei, K., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scholten, T., Seidler, G., Schmid, B., von Oheimb, G., Bruelheide, H. (2013): Establishment success in a forest biodiversity and ecosystem functioning experiment in subtropical China (BEF-China). European Journal of Forest Research 132(4): 594-406. doi: 10.1007/s10342-013-0696-z
  • Schuldt, A., Assmann, T., Schaefer, M. (2013): Scale-dependent diversity patterns affect spider assemblages of two contrasting forest ecosystems. Acta Oecologica 49: 17-22. doi: 10.1016/j.actao.2013.02.009
  • Geißler, C., Nadrowski, K., Kühn, P., Baruffol, M., Bruelheide, H., Schmid, B., Scholten, T. (2013): Kinetic energy of raindrops in subtropical forests of SE China - Effects of tree canopy structure, functional traits, and biodiversity. PLoS ONE 8: e49618. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049618
  • Wu, Y.-T., Wubet, T., Trogisch, S., Both, S., Scholten, T., Bruelheide, H., Buscot, F. (2013): Forest age and plant species composition determine the soil fungal community structure in a Chinese subtropical forest. - PLoS ONE 8(6): e66829. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066829
  • Tong, Y., W. Xiang, Z. Wang, W. Durka, M. Fischer (2013): Effects of topography, neighboring plants and individual size on sapling growth and survivorship in Machillus thunbergii. - Biodiversity Science 21(3): 269-277. doi: 10.3724/SP.J.1003.2013.09008
  • Zhang, N.L., Liu, W.X., Yang, H.J., Yu, X.J., Gutknecht, J.L.M., Zhang, Z., Wan, S.Q., Ma, K.P. (2013): Soil microbial responses to warming and increased precipitation and their implications for ecosystem C cycling. Oecologia 173(3): 1125-1142. doi: 10.1007/s00442-013-2685-9
  • Gao C., Shi N.N., Liu Y.X., Peay K.G., Zheng Y., Ding Q., Mi X.C., Ma K.P., Wubet T., Buscot F., Guo L.D. (2013): Host plant genus-level diversity is the best predictor of ectomycorrhizal fungal diversity in a Chinese subtropical forest. Molecular Ecology 22: 3403-3414. doi: 10.1111/mec.12297
  • Lang A.C., Härdtle W., Bruelheide H., von Oheimb G. (2013): Local neighbourhood competition following an extraordinary snow break event: implications for tree-individual growth. iForest e1-e6. doi: 10.3832/ifor1033-007
  • Böhnke M., Kröber W., Welk E., Wirth C., Bruelheide H. (2013): Maintenance of constant functional diversity during secondary succession of a subtropical forest in China. Journal of Vegetation Science. doi: 10.1111/jvs.12114
  • Baruffol, M., Schmid, B., Bruelheide, H., Chi, X., Hector, A., Ma, K.P., Michalski, S., Tang, X.Y., Niklaus, P.A. (2013): Biodiversity promotes tree growth during succession in subtropical forest. PLoS ONE 8: e81246. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0081246
  • Ma, Y., Geng, Y., Huang, Y., Shi, Y., Niklaus, P. A., Schmid, B., He, J. S. (2013): Effect of clear-cutting silviculture on soil respiration in a subtropical forest of China. Journal of Plant Ecology 6(5): 335-348. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtt038

2012

  • Lang, A. C., Härdtle, W., Bruelheide, H., Kröber, W., Schröter, M., von Wehrden, H., von Oheimb, G. (2012): Horizontal, but not vertical canopy structure is related to stand functional diversity in a subtropical slope forest. Ecological research 27(1): 181-189. doi: 10.1007%2Fs11284-011-0887-3
  • Zeng, X.Q., Michalski, S., Fischer, M., Durka, W. (2012): Species diversity and population density affect genetic structure and gene dispersal in a subtropical understory shrub. J. Plant Ecology 5(3): 270-278. doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtr029
  • Schuldt, A., Bruelheide, H., Härdtle, W., Assmann, T. (2012): Predator assemblage structure and temporal variability of species richness and abundance in forests of high tree diversity. Biotropica 44: 793-800. doi: 10.1111/j.1744-7429.2012.00876.x
  • Geißler, C.; Lang, A. C.; von Oheimb, G.; Härdtle, W. ; Baruffol, M., Scholten, T. (2012): Impact of tree saplings on the kinetic energy of rainfall - the importance of stand density, species identity and tree architecture in subtropical forests in China. Agr. Forest. Meteorol. 156: 31-40. doi: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.12.005
  • Both, S., Fang, T., Baruffol, M., Schmid, B., Bruelheide, H., Erfmeier, A. (2012): Effects of tree sapling diversity and nutrient addition on herb-layer invasibility in young experimental communities of subtropical species. Open Journal of Ecology 2: 1-12. doi: 10.4236/oje.2012.21001
  • Geißler, C., Kühn, P., Böhnke, M., Bruelheide, H., Shi, X.,, Scholten, T. (2012): Splash erosion potential under tree canopies in subtropical SE China. Catena 91: 85-93. doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2010.10.009
  • Lang, A.C., Härdtle, W., Baruffol, M., Böhnke, M., Bruelheide, H., Schmid, B., von Wehrden H., von Oheimb, G. (2012): Mechanisms promoting tree species coexistence: Experimental evidence with saplings of subtropical forest ecosystems of China. Journal of Vegetation Science 23: 837–846. doi: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01403.x
  • Kröber, W., Böhnke, M., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Bruelheide, H. (2012): Leaf trait-environment relationships in a subtropical broadleaved forest in South-East China. PLoS ONE 7: e35742. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0035742
  • Wu, Y.T., Gutknecht, J., Nadrowski, K., Geißler, C., Kühn, P., Scholten, T., Both, S., Erfmeier, A., Böhnke, M., Bruelheide, H., Wubet, T., Buscot, F. (2012): Relationships between soil microorganisms, plant communities and soil characteristics in Chinese subtropical forests. Ecosystems 15: 624-636. doi: 10.1007/s10021-012-9533-3
  • Bachmann, D., Both, S., Bruelheide, H., Ding, B.Y., Gao, M., Härdtle, W., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Erfmeier, A. (2012): Functional trait similarity of native and invasive herb species in subtropical China – environment-specific differences are the key. Environmental and Experimental Botany 83: 82-92. doi: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2012.04.009
  • Schuldt, A., Bruelheide, H., Durka, W., Eichenberg, D., Fischer, M., Kröber, W., Härdtle, W., Ma, K.P., Michalski, S., Palm, W.-U., Schmid, B., Welk, E., Zhou, H.Z., Assmann, T. (2012): Plant traits affecting susceptibility to herbivory of tree recruits in highly diverse subtropical forests. Ecology Letters 15: 732-739. doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01792.x

2011

  • Bruelheide, H., Böhnke, M., Both, S., Fang, T., Assmann, T., Baruffol, M., Bauhus, J., Buscot, F., Chen, X.-Y., Ding, B.-Y., Durka, W., Erfmeier, A., Fischer, M., Geißler, C., Guo, D., Guo, L.-D., Härdtle, W., He, J.-S., Hector, A., Kröber, W., Kühn, P., Lang, A.C., Nadrowski, K., Pei, K.Q., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Shi, X.Z., Scholten, T., Schuldt, A., Trogisch, S., von Oheimb, G., Welk, E., Wirth, C., 14, Wu, Y.-T., Yang, X.F., Zeng, X.Q., Zhang, S.R., Zhou, H.Z., Ma, K.P., Schmid, B. (2011): Community assembly during secondary forest succession in a Chinese subtropical forest. Ecological Monographs 81: 25-41. doi: 10.1890/09-2172.1
  • von Oheimb, G., Lang, A.C., Bruelheide, H., Forrester, D.I., Wäsche, I., Yu, M.Y., Härdtle, W. (2011): Individual-tree radial growth in a species-rich subtropical forest: the role of local neighbourhood competition. Forest Ecology and Management 261: 499-507. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2010.10.035
  • Shi, M.M., Michalski, S., Chen, X.-Y., Durka, W. (2011): Isolation by elevation: genetic structure at neutral and putatively non-neutral loci in a dominant tree of subtropical forests, Castanopsis eyrei. PLoS ONE, 6(6), e21302. doi: 0.1371/journal.pone.0021302
  • Both, S., Fang, T., Böhnke, M., Bruelheide, H., Geißler, C., Kühn, P., Scholten, T., Trogisch, S., Erfmeier, A. (2011): Lack of tree layer control on herb layer characteristics in a subtropical forest, China. Journal of Vegetation 22: 1120–1131. doi: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01324.x
  • Schuldt, A., Both, S., Bruelheide, H., Härdtle, W., Schmid, B., Zhou, H.Z., Assmann, T. (2011): Predator diversity and abundance provide little support for the enemies hypothesis in forests of high tree diversity. PloS One 6(7): e22905. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0022905
  • Scholten, T., Geißler, C., Goc, J., Kühn, P.,, Wiegand, C. (2011): A new splash cup to measure the kinetic energy of rainfall. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 174(4), 596-601. doi: 10.1002/jpln.201000349
  • Böhnke, M., Kreißig, N., Kröber, W., Fang, T., Bruelheide, H. (2011): Wood trait-environment relationships in a secondary forest succession in South-East China. Trees - Structure and Function 26:641–651. doi: 10.1007/s00468-011-0632-0
  • Kattge, J., Ogle, K., Bönisch, G., Diaz, S., Lavorel, S., Madin, J., Nadrowski, K., Noellert, S., Sartor, K., Wirth, C. (2011): A generic structure for plant trait databases. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2: 202-213. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-210X.2010.00067.x
  • Cheng, J., Mi, X., Nadrowski, K., Ren, H., Zhang, J.,, Ma, K. (2011): Separating the effect of mechanisms shaping species-abundance distributions at multiple scales in a subtropical forest. Oikos, 121: 236-244. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.19428.x

2010

  • Schuldt, A., Baruffol, M., Böhnke, M., Bruelheide, H., Härdtle, W. Lang, A.C., Nadrowski, K., Von Oheimb, G., Voigt, W., Zhou, H.Z., Assmann, T. (2010): Tree diversity promotes insect herbivory in subtropical forests of south-east China. Journal of Ecology 98: 917–926. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2010.01659.x
  • Nadrowski, K., Wirth, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M. (2010): Is forest diversity driving ecosystem function and service? Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2: 1-5. doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2010.02.003
  • Geißler, C., Kühn, P.,, Scholten, T. (2010): Estimation of throughfall erosivity in a highly diverse forest ecosystem using sand-filled splash cups. Journal of Earth Science 21(6): 897-900. doi: 10.1007/s12583-010-0132-y
  • Richards, A. E., Forrester, D. I., Bauhus, J. and Scherer-Lorenzen, M. (2010): The influence of mixed species tree plantations on the nutrition of individual species: a review. Tree Physiology 30: 1192-1208. doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpq035
  • Lei, P. and Bauhus, J. (2010): Use of Near-Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy to predict species composition in tree fine-root mixtures. Plant and Soil 333(1-2): 93-103. doi: 10.1007/s11104-010-0325-2
  • Lang, A.C., Härdtle, W., Bruelheide, H., Geißler, C., Nadrowski, K., Schuldt, A., Yu, M.Y., von Oheimb, G. (2010): Tree morphology responds to neighbourhood competition and slope in species-rich forests in subtropical China. Forest Ecology and Management 260: 1708–1715. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2010.08.015
  • Geißler, C., Kühn, P., She, X., Scholten, T. (2010): Estimation of throughfall erosivity in a highly diverse forest ecosystem using sand-filled splash cups. Journal of Earth Science, 21: 897-900. doi: 10.1007/s12583-010-0132-y

2009

  • Schuldt, A., Wang, Z.H., Zhou, H.Z., Assmann, T. (2009): Integrating highly diverse invertebrates into broad-scale analyses of cross-taxon congruence across the Palaearctic. Ecography 32: 1019-1030. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2009.05973.x