Publications of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research Group (peer-reviewed)*

  • Freitag M, Hölzel N, Neuenkamp L, van der Plas F, Manning P, Abrahão A, ... & Klaus V (2022) Increasing plant species richness by seeding has marginal effects on ecosystem functioning in agricultural grasslands. Authorea Preprints
  • Velbert F, Kleinebecker T, Klevesahl J, Schwartze P, Bucharova A, Hölzel N (submitted) Impact of different mowing regimes on the soil seed bank in wet grasslands – evidence from a 26 years field experiment
  • Wertebach T-M, Hölzel N, Kämpf I, Kiehl K, Knorr K-H, Kleinebecker T (submitted) Soil organic matter quality indicates a high potential for ongoing carbon sequestration in abandoned post-Soviet croplands


  • Abrahão A, Marhan S, Boeddinghaus R, Nawaz A, Wubet T, Hölzel N, Klaus V, Kleinebecker T, Freitag M, Hamer U, Oliveira R, Lambers H, Kandeler E (accepted) Microbial drivers of plant richness and productivity in a grassland restoration experiment along a gradient of land-use intensity. New Phytologist
  • Apostolakis A, Schöning I, Michalzik B, Klaus VH, Boeddinghaus RS, Kandeler E, ..., Hölzel N, ..., Schrumpf M (2022) Drivers of soil respiration across a management intensity gradient in temperate grasslands under drought. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems [doi: 10.1007/s10705-022-10224-2]
  • Apostolakis A, Schöning I, Klaus VH, Michalzik B, Bischoff WA, Boeddinghaus RS, ..., Hölzel N, ..., Schrumpf M (2022) Direct and plant community mediated effects of management intensity on annual nutrient leaching risk in temperate grasslands. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems, 1-22 [doi: 10.1007/s10705-022-10209-1]
  • Collet L, Heim W (2022): Differences in stopover duration and body mass change among Emberiza buntings during autumn migration in the Russian Far East. Journal of Ornithology [doi: 10.1007/s10336-022-01976-3]
  • Conrady M, Lampei C, Bossdorf O, Durka W, Bucharova A (2022) Evolution during seed production for ecological restoration? A molecular analysis of 19 species finds only minor genomic changes. Journal of Applied Ecology [doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.14155]
  • Esther A, Schenke D, Heim W (2022) Non-invasive cloacal sampling and multiple pesticide screening to detect current wild bird exposure. Environmental toxicology and chemistry 41(1): 201-207 [doi: 10.1002/etc.5260]
  • Heim RJ, Yurtaev A, Bucharova A, Heim W, Kutskir V, Knorr KH, ..., Hölzel N (2022) Fire in lichen-rich subarctic tundra changes carbon and nitrogen cycling between ecosystem compartments but has minor effects on stocks. Biogeosciences, 19(10), 2729-2740 [doi: 10.5194/bg-19-2729-2022]

  • Heim RJ, Heim W, Bültmann H, Kamp J, Rieker D, Yurtaev A, Hölzel N (2022) Fire disturbance promotes biodiversity of plants, lichens and birds in the Siberian subarctic tundra. Global Change Biology, 28(3), 1048-1062 [doi: 10.1111/gcb.15963]

  • Heim W, Antonov A, Beermann I, Lisovski S, Sander MM, Hahn S (2022) Light-level geolocation reveals unexpected migration route from Russia to the Philippines of a Blue-and-white-Flycatcher Cyanoptila cyanomelana. Ornithological Science, 21(1), 121-126 [doi: 10.2326/osj.21.121]

  • Heim W, Thomas A, Berner I, Korschefsky T, Hölzel N, Kamp J (2022) Anthropogenic fire patterns affect niche breadth and niche overlap in sympatric songbird species. Science of The Total Environment, 833, 155160 [doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155160]

  • Ktitorov P, Heim W, Kulikova O, Gibson L (2022) Cross the sea where it is narrowest: migration routes of Pacific Swifts (Apus pacificus) between Sakhalin (Russia) and Australia. Journal of Ornithology, 163(1), 19-26 [doi: 10.1007/s10336-021-01913-w]

  • Lachaise T, Bergmann J, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Rillig MC, van Kleunen M (2022) Soil conditions drive below‐ground trait space in temperate agricultural grasslands. Journal of Ecology, 110(5), 1189-1200 [doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.13862]

  • Meyer UN, Tischer A, Freitag M, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Oelmann Y, ..., Hölzel N, Hamer U (2022) Enzyme kinetics inform about mechanistic changes in tea litter decomposition across gradients in land-use intensity in Central German grasslands. Science of The Total Environment, 836, 155748 [doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.155748]

  • Mudrák O, Hrabovský A, Dvorský M, Liancourt P, Albert AJ, Doležal J, ..., Hölzel N, Májeková M (2022) Grassland restoration on former arable land: Fine‐scale grass accumulation and damaged soil conditions limit species establishment. Applied Vegetation Science, 25(2), e12665 [doi: 10.1111/avsc.12665]

  • Nguyen H, Trung TH, Phan DC, Anh Tran T, Thi Hai Ly N, Nasahara KN, ... & Hölzel N (2022) Transformation of rural landscapes in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta from 1990 to 2019: A spatio-temporal analysis. Geocarto International, 1-23 [doi: 10.1080/10106049.2022.2086623]

  • Rupprecht D, Jedrzejek B, Hölzel N (2022) Fallow deer foraging alone does not preserve the vegetation of traditionally sheep‐grazed calcareous grasslands. Journal of Applied Ecology [doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.14253]
  • Sikorski J, Baumgartner V, Birkhofer K, Boeddinghaus RS, Bunk B, Fischer M, Fösel BU, Friedrich MW, Göker M, Hölzel N, Huang S, Huber KJ,  Kandeler E, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Marhan S, Von Mering C, Oelmann Y, Prati D, Regan KM, Richter-Heitmann T, Rodrigues JFM, Schmitt B, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Schurig E, Solly EF, Wolters V, Overmann J (2022) The evolution of ecological diversity in Acidobacteria. Frontiers in Microbiology 78 [doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2022.715637]
  • Stroot L, Brinkert A, Hölzel N, Rüsing A, Bucharova A (2022) Establishment of wildflower strips in a wide range of environments: a lesson from a landscape‐scale project. Restoration Ecology, e13542 [doi: 10.1111/rec.13542]
  • Beermann I, Thomas A, Anisimov Y, Batbayar N, Davaasuren B, Gerasimov Y, Hasebe M, Nakul G, Nergui J, Ktitorov P, Kulikova O, Heim W (2021) Range-wide breeding habitat use of the Critically Endangered Yellow-breasted Bunting Emberiza aureola after population collapse [doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.613172]
  • Bozó L, Csörgő T, Heim W (2021) Factors controlling the migration phenology of Siberian Phylloscopus species. Journal of Ornithology 162: 53-59 [doi: 10.1007/s10336-020-01805-5]
  • Bucharova A, Lampei C, Conrady M, May E, Matheja J, Meyer M, Ott D (2021) Plant provenance affects pollinator network: Implications for ecological restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology [doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.13866]
  • Eilts H-J, Feuerbach N, Round PD, Bourski OV, Allcock J, Leader PJ, Davaasuren B, Erdenechimeg T, Park J-G, Heim W (2021) Complex post-breeding moult strategies in a songbird migrating along the East Asian flyway, the Pallas’s Grasshopper Warbler Locustella certhiola. Ecology and Evolution 11: 11-21 [doi: 10.1002/ece3.7098]
  • Freitag M, Kamp J, Dara A, Kuemmerle T, Sidorova TV, Stirnemann IA, Velbert F, Hölzel N (2021) Post-Soviet shifts in fire and grazing regimes changed the functional plant community composition on the Eurasian steppe. Global Change Biology 27:388–401 [doi: 10.1111/gcb.15411]. More information at [BBC]
  • Freitag M, Klaus VH, Bolliger R, Hamer U, Kleinebecker T, Prati D, Schäfer D, Hölzel N (2021) Restoration of plant diversity in permanent grassland by seeding: assessing the limiting factors along land-use gradients. Journal of Applied Ecology [doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.13883]
  • Heim RJ, Bucharova A, Brodt L, Kamp J, Rieker D, Soromotin AV, Yurtaev A, Hölzel N (2021) Post-fire vegetation succession in the Siberian subarctic tundra over 45 years. Science of The Total Environment 760: 143425 [doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143425]
  • Heim RJ, Heim W, Bültmann H, Kamp J, Rieker D, Yurtaev A, Hölzel N (2021) Fire disturbance promotes biodiversity at local and landscape scales in subarctic tundra. Global change biology [doi: 10.1111/gcb.15963]
  • Heim RJ, Heim W, Darman G, Heinken T, Smirenski SM, Hölzel N (2021) Litter removal through fire - a key process for wetland vegetation and ecosystem dynamics. Science of the Total Environment 755: 142659 [doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142659]
  • Heim W, Wobker J, Schmaljohann H (2021) Sex, age, molt strategy and migration distance explain the phenology of songbirds at a stopover along the East Asian flyway. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 75 [doi:10.1007/s00265-020-02957-3]
  • Heim W, Chan S, Hölzel N, Ktitorov P, Mischenko A, Kamp J (2021) East Asian buntings: ongoing illegal trade and encouraging conservation responses. Conservation Science and Practice 3: e405 [doi: 10.1111/csp2.405]
  • Höfner J, Klein-Raufhake T, Lampei C, Mudrak O, Bucharova A, Durka W (2021) Populations restored using regional seed are genetically diverse and similar to natural populations in the region. Journal of Applied Ecology [doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.14067]
  • Klein-Raufhake T, Höfner J, Hölzel N, Knorr KH, Lampei C, Mudrák O, Bucharova A (2021) Nitrogen limitation reduces the performance of target plant species in restored meadows. Restoration Ecology, e13608 [doi: 10.1111/rec.13608]
  • Lampinen J, Tuomi M, Fischer LK, Neuenkamp L, Alday JG, Bucharova A, … Klaus VH (2021). Acceptance of near-natural greenspace management relates to ecological and socio-cultural assigned values among European urbanites. Basic and Applied Ecology 50: 119-131 [doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2020.10.006]
  • Le Provost G, Thiele J, Westphal C, Penone C, Allan E, Neyret M, van der Plas F, Ayasse M, Bardgett RD, Birkhofer K, Boch S, Bonkowski M, Buscot F, Feldhaar H, Gaulton R, Goldmann K, Gossner MM, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Krauss J, Renner S, Scherreiks P, Sikorski J, Baulechner D, Blüthgen N, Bolliger R, Börschig C, Busch V, Chisté M, Fiore-Donno AM, Fischer M, Arndt H, Hölzel N, John K, Jung K, Lange M, Marzini C, Overmann J, Paŝalić E, Perović DJ, Prati D, Schäfer D, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Sonnemann I, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tschapka M, Türke M, Vogt J, Wehner K, Weiner C, Weisser W, Wells K, Werner M, Wolters V, Wubet T, Wurst S, Zaitsev AS, Manning P (2021) Contrasting responses of above- and belowground diversity to multiple components of land-use intensity. Nature communications, 12(1), 1-13 [doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-23931-1]
  • Neff F, Brändle M, Ambarlı D, Ammer C, Bauhus J, Boch S, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Prati D, Schall P, Schäfer D, Schulze E-D, Seibold S, Simons NK, Weisser WW, Pellissier L, Gossner MM (2021) Changes in plant-herbivore network structure and robustness along land-use intensity gradients in grasslands and forests. Science Advances, 7(20), eabf3985 [doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abf3985]
  • Neyret M, Fischer M, Allan E, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Krauss J, Le Provost G, Peter S, Schenk N, Simons NK, van der Plas F, Binkenstein J, Börschig C, Jung K, Prati D, Schäfer D, Schäfer M, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Tschapka M, Westphal C, Manning P (2021). Assessing the impact of grassland management on landscape multifunctionality. Ecosystem Services, 52, 101366 [doi: 10.1101/2020.07.17.208199]
  • Oelmann Y, Lange M, Leimer S, Roscher, Aburto F, Alt F, Bange N, BernerD, Boch S, Boeddinghaus RS, Buscot F, Dassen S, de Deyn G, Eisenhauer N, Gleixner G, Goldmann K, Hölzel N, Jochum M, Kandeler E, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, LeProvost G, Manning P, Marhan S, Prati D, Schäfer D, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Schurig E, Wagg C, Wubet T, Wilcke W (2021). Above- and belowground biodiversity jointly tighten the P cycle in agricultural grasslands. Nature Communications, 12(1) [doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-24714-4]
  • Rupprecht D, Hölzel N, Bucharova A (2021): Is there local adaptation in plant species to soil reaction? A lesson from a multispecies experiment. Restoration Ecology [doi: 10.1111/rec.13393]
  • Sabatini FM, Lenoir J, Hattab T, Arnst EA, Chytrý M, Dengler J, De Ruffray P, [...], Hölzel N, [...], Kattge J (2021) sPlotOpen – An environmentally balanced, open-access, global dataset of vegetation plots. Global Ecology and Biogeography 30(9): 1740-1764 [doi:10.1111/geb.13346]
  • Těšitel J, Tahadlová M, Lepš J, Hölzel N (2021) Linking insect herbivory with plant traits: Phylogenetically structured trait syndromes matter. Journal of Vegetation Science, 32(4), e13061 [doi: 10.1111/jvs.13061]
  • Tran TV, Tran DX, Nguyen H, Latorre‐Carmona P, Myint SW (2021) Characterising spatiotemporal vegetation variations using LANDSAT time‐series and Hurst exponent index in the Mekong River Delta. Land Degradation and Development 1–17 [doi:10.1002/ldr.3934]
  • Yong DL, Heim W, Chowdhury SU, Choi CY, Ktitorov P, Kulikova O, Kondratiev A, Round PD, Allen D, Trainor CR, Gibson L, Szabo JK (2021) The state of migratory landbirds in the East Asian Flyway: distributions, threats, and conservation needs. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 9: 613172 [doi: 10.3389/fevo.2021.613172]
  • Baumann M, Kamp J, Pötzschner F, Bleyhl B, Dara A, Hankerson B, Prishchepov AV, Schierhorn F, Müller D, Hölzel N, Krämer R, Urazaliyev R, Kuemmerle T (2020) Declining human pressure and opportunities for rewilding in the steppes of Eurasia. Diversity and Distributions, 26(9), 1058-1070 [doi: 10.1111/ddi.13110] Open Access
  • Bozó L, Csörgő T, Heim W (2020) Stopover duration and body mass change of two Siberian songbird species at a refuelling site in the Russian Far East. Ornithological Science 19(2): 159-166 [doi: 10.2326/osj.19.159]
  • Bucharova A, Farwig N, Kollmann J (2020) Nature conservation and restoration in central Europe – the value of human-shaped ecosystetems. Basic and Applied Ecology 42: 1–3 [doi:10.1016/j.baae.2019.12.003]
  • Bucharova A, Krahulec F (2020) Native seed addition as an effective tool for post-invasive restoration. Basic and Applied Ecology 42: 56–61 [doi:10.1016/j.baae.2020.01.002]
  • Dara A, Baumann M, Hölzel N, Hostert P, Kamp J, Müller D, Ullrich B, Kuemmerle T (2020) Post-Soviet land-use change affected fire regimes on the Eurasian steppes. Ecosystems  23, 943–956 [doi:10.1007/s10021-019-00447-w]
  • Dara A, Baumann M, Freitag M, Hölzel N, Hostert P, Kamp J, Müller D, Prishchepov AV, Kuemmerle T (2020) Annual Landsat time series reveal post-Soviet changes in grazing pressure. Remote Sensing of Enviroment 239: 111667 [doi:10.1016/j.rse.2020.111667]
  • Felipe-​Lucia M, Soliveres S, Penone C, Fischer M, Ammer C, Boch S, Boeddinghaus RS, Bonkowski M, Buscot F, Fiore-​Donno AM, Frank K, Goldmann K, Gossner MM, Hölzel N, Jochum M, Kandeler E, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Leimer S, Manning P, Oelmann Y, Saiz H, Schall P, Schloter M, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Solly EF, Stempfhuber B, Weiser WW, Wilcke W, Wubet T, Allan E (2020) Land-​use intensity alters biodiversity - ecosystem function - service networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 117: 28140-28149 [doi: 10.1073/pnas.2016210117]
  • Fischer L*, Neuenkamp L*, Lampinen J, Tuomi M, Alday JG, Bucharova A, Cancellieri C, Casado-​​Arzuaga I, Čeplová N, Cerveró L, Deák B, Eriksson E, Fellowes MDE, Fernández de Manuel B, Filibeck G, González-​​Guzmán A, Hinojosa MB, Kowarik I, Lumbierres B, Miguel A, Pardo R, Pons X, Rodríguez-​​García E, Schröder R, Gaia Sperandii M, Unterweger P, Valkó O, Vázquez V, Klaus VH (2020) Public attitudes towards biodiversity-​​friendly greenspace management in Europe. Conservation Letters e12718 [doi: 10.1111/conl.12718] * equal contributions
  • Jochum M, Fischer M, Isbell F, Roscher C, van der Plas F, Boch S, Boenisch G, Buchmann N, Catford J, Cavender-​Bares J, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Gleixner G, Hölzel N, Kattge J, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Lange M, Le Provost G, Meyer ST, Molina-​Venegas R, Mommer L, Oelmann Y, Penone C, Prati D, Reich PB, Rindisbacher A, Schäfer D, Scheu S, Schmid B, Tilman D, Tscharntke T, Vogel A, Wagg C, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Wilcke W, Manning P (2020) The results of biodiversity-​ecosystem functioning experiments are realistic. Nature Ecology & Evolution [doi: 10.1038/s41559-​020-1280-9]
  • Heim W, Heim RJ, Beermann I, Burkovskiy OA, Gerasimov Y, Ktitorov P, Ozaki K, Panov I, Sander MM, Sjöberg S, Smirenski SM, Thomas A, Tottrup A, Tiunov IM, Willemoes M, Hölzel N, Thorup K, Kamp J (2020) Using geolocator tracking data and ringing archives to validate citizen-science based seasonal predictions of songbird distribution in a data-poor region. Global Ecology and Conservation 24: e01215 [doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2020.e01215]
  • Kamp J, Freitag M, Hölzel N (2020) Towards more meaningful scenarios of biodiversity responses to land-use change in Central Asia. Regional Environmental Change 20:79 [doi:10.1007/s10113-020-01666-x]
  • Klaus VH, Friedritz L, Hamer U, Kleinebecker T (2020) Drought boosts risk of nitrate leaching from grassland fertilisation. Science of the Total Environment 726: 137877 [doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.137877]
  • Koshkina A, Grigoryeva I, Tokarsky V, Urazaliyev R, Kuemmerle T, Hölzel N, Kamp J (2020) Marmots from space: assessing population size and habitat use of a burrowing mammal using publicly available  satellite images. Remote Sensing in Ecology and Conservation  6: 153-167 [doi:10.1002/rse2.138] Open Access
  • Meissner BR, Rodriguez-Vera F, Hawlitschek O, Heim W, Jentzsch M (2020) Incidence of louse flies on birds from the Russian Far East (Diptera: Hippoboscidae) and investigation of the status of some taxa by DNA barcoding. Russian Entomological Journal 29(3): 327-335
  • Metz J, Lampei C, Bäumler L, Bocherens H, Dittbrenner H, Henneberg, L, De Meaux J, Tielboerger K (2020) Rapid adaptive evolution to drought in a subset of plant traits in a large-scale climate change experiment. Ecology Letters [doi: 10.1111/ele.13596] [Preprint] [press release]
  • Munteanu C, Kamp J, Klein N, Kraemer B, Müller D, Koshkina A, Prishchepov A, Kuemmerle T (2020): Cold War spy satellite images reveal long-term declines of a philopatric keystone species in response to cropland expansion. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 287(1927), 20192897 [doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.2897]
  • Pichon N, Cappelli S, Soliveres S, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Allan E (2020) Decomposition disentangled: a test of the multiple mechanisms by which nitrogen enrichment alters litter decomposition. Functional Ecology 34 (7), 1485-1496 [doi:10.1111/1365-2435.13560]
  • Pham-Duc B, Nguyen H, Le Minh C, Hoang Khanh L, Trung T (2020) A Bibliometric and Content Analysis of Articles in Remote Sensing From Vietnam Indexed in Scopus for the 2000–2019. Serials Review: 1-15 [doi:10.1080/00987913.2020.1854155]
  • Richter R, Heim A, Heim W, Kamp J, Vohland M (2020) Combining multiband remote sensing and hierarchical distance sampling to establish drivers of bird abundance. Remote Sensing 12(1): 38 [doi:10.3390/rs12010038] Open Access
  • Sander MM, Heim W, Schmaljohann H (2020) Seasonal and diurnal increases in energy stores in migratory warblers at an autumn stopover site along the Asian-Australasian flyway. Journal of Ornithology 161: 73–87 [doi:10.1007/s10336-019-01701-7]
  • Sehrt M, Freitag M, Bossdorf O, Bucharova A (2020) Less is more! Rapid increase in plant species richness after reduced mowing of urban grasslands. Basic and Applied Ecology 42: 47–53 [doi:10.1016/j.baae.2019.10.008]
  • Smith AL, Hodkinson TR, Villellas J, Catford JA, Csergő AM, Blomberg SP, Crone EE, Ehrlén J, Garcia MB, Laine AL, Roach DA, Salguero-Gómez R, Wardle GM, Childs DZ, Elderd BD, Finn A, Munné-Bosch S, Baudraz MEA, Bódis J, Brearley FQ, Bucharova A, Caruso CM, Duncan RP, Dwyer JM, Gooden B, Groenteman R, Hamre LN, Helm A, Kelly R, Laanisto L, Lonati M, Moore JL, Morales M, Olsen SL, Pärtel M, Petry WK, Ramula S, Rasmussen PU, Ravetto Enri S, Roeder A, Roscher C, Saastamoinen M, Tack AJM, Töpper JP, Vose GE, Wandrag EM, Wingler A, Buckley YM (2020) Global gene flow releases invasive plants from environmental constraints on genetic diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117(8): 4218–4227 [doi:10.1073/pnas.1915848117] Open Access
  • Stanik N, Lampei C, Rosenthal G (2020) Summer aridity rather than management shapes fitness‐related functional traits of the threatened mountain plant Arnica montana. Ecology and Evolution, 10(11), 5069–5078 [doi:10.1002/ece3.6259]
  • Weissensteiner MH, Bunikis I, Francoijs KJ, Catalán A, Knief U, Heim W, Peona V, Pophaly SD, Sedlazeck FJ, Suh A, Warmuth VM, Wolf JBW (2020) Discovery and population genomics of structural variation in a songbird genus. Nature Communications 11: 3403 [doi: s41467-020-17195-4]
  • Boeddinghaus R, Marhan S, Berner D, Boch S, Fischer M, Hölzel N, Kattge J, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Oelmann Y, Prati D, Schäfer D, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Sorkau E, Kandeler E, Manning P (2019) Plant functional trait shifts explain concurrent changes in the structure and function of grassland soil microbial communities. Journal of Ecology 107: 2197–2210 [doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13182]
  • Bozó L, Heim W, Anisimov Y, Csörgő T (2019) Seasonal morphological differences indicate possible loop migration in two, but not in another four, Siberian passerines. Forktail 35: 12-19
  • Bozó L, Heim W, Trense D, Fetting P, Eilts HJ, Wobker J, Csörgő T (2019) Migration timing of Pallas’s Grasshopper-warbler Locustella certhiola and Lanceolated Warbler L. lanceolata at a stopover site in the Russian Far East. Ornithological Science 18(2): 177–181 [doi:10.2326/osj.18.177]
  • Bruelheide H,Dengler J,Jiménez-Alfaro B,Purschke O,Hennekens S, Chytrý M, Pillar V, Jansen F, Kattge J, Sandel B, Aubin I, Biurrun I, Field R, Haider S, Jandt U, Lenoir J, Peet R, Peyre G, Sabatini F, Schmidt M, Schrodt F, Winter M, Aćić S, Agrillo E, Alvarez M, Ambarli D, Angelini P, Apostolova I, Arfin Khan M, Arnst E, Attorre F, Baraloto C, Beckmann M, Berg C, Bergeron Y, Bergmeier E, Bjorkman A, Bondareva V, Borchardt P, Botta-Dukat Z, Boyle B, Breen A, Brisse H, Byun C, Cabido M, Casella L, Cayuela L, Černý T, Chepinoga V, Csiky J, Curran M, Cušterevska R, Dajić Stevanović Z, De Bie E, de Ruffray P, De Sanctis M, Dimopoulos P, Dressler S, Ejrnaes R, El Sheikh M, Enquist B, Ewald J, Fagundez J, Finckh M, Font X, Forey E, Fotiadis G, de Gasper A, Golub, Gutierrez A, Hatim MZ, He T, Higuchi P, Michalcova D, Hölzel N, Homeier J, Indreica A, Isık Gürsoy D, Jansen S, Janssen J, Jedrzejek B, Jiroušek M, Jürgens N, Kącki Z, Kavgacı A, Kearsley E, Kessler M, Knollova I, Kolomiychuk V, Korolyuk A, Kozhevnikova M, Kozub Ł, Krstonošić D, Kühl H, Kühn I, Kuzemko A, Küzmič F, Landucci F, Lee M, Levesley A, Li CF, Liu H, Lopez Gonzalez G, Lysenko T, Macanović A, Mahdavi P, Manning P, Marceno C, Martynenko V, Mencuccini M, Minden V, Moeslund J, Moretti M, Müller JV, Munzinger J, Niinemets U, Nobis M, Noroozi J, Nowak A, Onyshchenko V, Overbeck G, Ozinga W, Pauchard A, Pedashenko H, Penuelas J, Pérez-Haase A, Peterka T, Petrik P, Phillips O, Prokhorov V, Rašomavičius V, Revermann R, Rodwell J, Ruprecht E, Rūsina S, Samimi C, Schaminée J, Schmiedel U, Šibik J, Šilc U, Škvorc Z, Smyth A, Sop T, Sopotlieva D, Sparrow B, Svenning JC, Swacha G, Tang Z, Tsiripidis I, Turtureanu PD, Ugurlu E, Uogintas D, Valachovič M, Vanselow KA, Vashenyak Y, Vassilev K, Vélez-Martin E, Venanzoni R, Vibrans AC, Violle C, Virtanen R, von Wehrden H, Wagner V, Walker DA, Wana D, Weiher E, Wesche K, Whitfeld T, Willner W, Wiser S, Wohlgemuth T, Yamalov S, Zizka G, Zverev A (2019) sPlot – a new tool for global vegetation analyses. Journal of Vegetation Science 30: 161–186 [doi:10.1111/jvs.12710] Open Access
  • Bucharova A, Bossdorf O, Hölzel N, Kollmann J, Prasse R, Durka W (2019) Mix and match: regional admixture provenancing strikes a balance among different seed-sourcing strategies for ecological restoration. Conservation Genetics 20: 7–17 [doi:10.1007/s10592-018-1067-6]
  • Busch V, Klaus VH, Schäfer D, Prati D, Boch S, Müller J, Chisté M, Mody K, Blüthgen N, Fischer M, Hölzel N, Kleinebecker T (2019) Will I stay or will I go? Plant species specific response and tolerance to high land-use intensity in temperate grassland ecosystems. Journal of Vegetation Science 30: 674–686 [doi:10.1111/jvs.12749]
  • De Jong A, Torniainen J, Bourski OV, Heim W, Edenius L (2019) Tracing the origin of vagrant Siberian songbirds with stable isotopes: the case of Yellow-browed Warbler (Phylloscopus inornatus) in Fennoscandia. Ornis Fennica 96: 90–99 Download
  • Dittberner H, Becker C, Jiao WB, Schneeberger K, Hölzel N, Tellier A, de Meaux J (2019) Strengths and potential pitfalls of hay-transfer for ecological restoration revealed by RAD-seq analysis in two floodplain Arabis species. Molecular Ecology 28(17): 3887–3091 [doi:10.1111/mec.15194]
  • Frommhold M, Heim A, Barabanov M, Maier F, Mühle RU, Smirenski SM, Heim W (2019) Breeding habitat and nest site selection by an obligatory “nest-cleptoparasite”, the Amur Falcon Falco amurensis. Ecology and Evolution 9(24): 14430–14441 [doi:10.1002/ece3.5878] Open Access
  • Heim RJ, Hölzel N, Heinken T, Kamp J, Thomas A, Darman GF, Smirenski SM, Heim W (2019) Post-burn and long-term fire effects on plants and birds in floodplain wetlands of the Russian Far East. Biodiversity and Conservation 28: 1611–1628 [doi:10.1007/s10531-019-01746-3]
  • Heim W, Trense D, Heim A, Kamp J, Smirenski SM, Wink M, Wulf T (2019) Discovery of a new breeding population of the Vulnerable Swinhoe’s Rail Coturnicops exquisitus confirmed by genetic analysis. Bird Conservation International 29: 454–462 [doi:10.1017/S0959270918000138]
  • Heuss L, Grevé M, Schäfer D, Busch V, Feldhaar H (2019) Direct and indirect effects of land-use intensification on ant communities in temperate grasslands. Ecology and Evolution 9(7): 4013–4024 [doi:10.1002/ece3.5030] Open Access
  • Willems FM, Scheepens JF, Ammer C, Block S, Bucharova A, Schall P, Sehrt M, Bossdorf O (2019) Effects of forest management on the phenology of early-flowering understory herbs. bioRxiv [doi: 10.1101/733907]


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  • Kollmann J, Kirmer A, Tischew S, Hölzel N, Kiehl K (eds.)(2019) Renaturierungsökologie, pp 1–491 [doi:10.1007/978-3-662-54913-1]
  • Lampei C (2019) Multiple simultaneous treatments change plant response from adaptive parental effects to within-generation plasticity, in Arabidopsis thaliana. Oikos 128: 368–379 [doi:10.1111/oik .05627]
  • Lampei C, Wunder J, Wilhalm T, Schmid KJ (2019) Microclimate predicts frost-hardiness of alpine Arabidopsis thaliana populations better than elevation. Ecology and Evolution 9(23): 13017–13029 [doi:10.1002/ece3.5659] Open Access
  • Midolo G, De Frenne P, Hölzel N, Wellstein C (2019) Global patterns of intraspecific leaf trait responses to elevation. Global Change Biology 25: 2485–2498 [doi:10.1111/gcb.14646]
  • Nagel R, Durka W, Bossdorf O, Bucharova A (2019) Rapid evolution of plant material for ecosystem restoration: Not a general pattern. Plant Biology 21(3): 551–558 [doi:10.1111/plb.12901]
  • Palpurina S, Chytrı M, Hölzel N, Tichý L, Wagner V, Horsák M, Axmanová I, Hajek M, Hájková P, Freitag M, Lososová Z, Mathar W, Tzonev R, Danihelka J, Dřevojan P (2019) The type of nutrient limitation affects the plant species richness–productivity relationship: evidence from dry grasslands across Eurasia. Journal of Ecology 107: 1038–1050 [doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13084]
  • Schäfer D, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Boeddinghaus R, Hinderling J, Kandeler E, Marhan S, Nowak S, Sonnemann I, Wurst S, Fischer M, Hölzel N, Hamer U, Prati D (2019) Recovery of ecosystem functions after experimental disturbance in 73 grasslands differing in land-use intensity, plant species richness and community composition. Journal of Ecology 107(6): 2635–2649 [doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13211]
  • Schwabe A, Tischew S, Bergmeier E, Grave E, Härdtle W, Heinken T, Hölzel N, Peppler-Lisbach C, Remy D, Dierschke H (2019) Plant Community of the Year 2020: Mat grassland (Nardus stricta grassland) Tuexenia 39: 289–308 [doi:10.14471/2019.39.017] Open Access
  • Tischer A, Sehl L, Meyer UN, Kleinebecker T, Klaus VH, Hamer U (2019) Land-use intensity shapes kinetics of extracellular enzymes in rhizosphere soil of agricultural grassland plant species. Plant Soil 437(1-2): 215–239 [doi:10.1007/s11104-019-03970-w]
  • van der Plas F, Allan E, Fischer M, Alt F, Arndt H, Binkenstein J, Blaser S, Blüthgen N, Böhm S, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinbecker T, Morris EK, Oelmann Y, Prati D, Renner S, Rillig MC, Schaefer HM, Schloter M, Schmitt B, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Solly E, Sorkau E, Steckel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stempfhuber B, Tschapka M, Weiner CN, Weisser WW, Werner M, Westphal C, Wilcke W, Manning P (2019) Towards the development of general rules describing landscape heterogeneity-multifunctionality relationships. Journal of Applied Ecology 56: 168179 [doi:10.1111/1365-2664.13260]
  • Vogt J, Klaus VH, Both S, Fürstenau C, Gockel S, Gossner MM, Heinze J, Hemp A, Hölzel N, Jung K, Kleinebecker T, Lauterbach R, Lorenzen K, Ostrowski A, Otto N, Prati D, Renner S, Schumacher U, Seibold S, Simons N, Steitz I, Teuscher M, Thiele J, Weithmann S, Wells K, Wiesner K, Ayasse M, Blüthgen N, Fischer M, Weisser WW (2019) Eleven years’ data of grassland management in Germany. Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e36387 [doi:10.3897/BDJ.7.e36387]


  • Bozó L, Csörgő T, Heim W (2018) Weather conditions affect spring and autumn migration of Siberian leaf warblers. Avian Research 9:33 [doi:10.1186/s40657-018-0126-5] Open Access
  • Bozó L, Heim W, Csörgő T (2018) Habitat use of Siberian warbler species at a stopover site in Far East Russia. Ringing & Migration 33(1): 31–35 [doi:10.1080/03078698.2018.1446889]
  • Breed M, Harrison PA, Bischoff A, Durruty P, Gellie NJ, Gonzales EK, Havens K, Karmann K, Kilkenny FF, Krauss SL, Lowe AJ, Marques P, Nevill PG, Vitt PL, Bucharova A (2018) Priority actions to improve provenance decision-making. BioScience 68 (7): 510–516 [doi:10.1093/biosci/biy050]
  • Bruelheide H, Dengler J, Purschke O, Lenoir J, Jiménez-Alfaro B, Hennekens SM, Botta-Dukát Z, Chytrý M, Field R, Jansen F, Kattge J, Pillar VD, Schrodt F, Mahecha MD, Peet RK, Sandel B, van Bodegom P, Altman J, Alvarez Davila E, Arfin Khan MAS, Attorre F, Aubin I, Baraloto C, Barroso JG, Bauters M, Bergmeier E, Biurrun I, Bjorkman AD, Blonder B, Čarni A, Cayuela L, Černý T, Cornelissen JHC, Craven D, Dainese M, Derroire G, De Sanctis M, Díaz S, Doležal J, Farfan-Rios W, Feldpausch TR, Fenton NJ, Garnier E, Guerin GR, Gutiérrez AG, Haider S, Hattab T, Henry G, Hérault B, Higuchi P, Hölzel N, Homeier J, Jentsch A, Jürgens N, Kącki Z, Karger DN, Kessler M, Kleyer M, Knollová I, Korolyuk AY, Kühn I, Laughlin DC, Lens F, Loos J, Louault F, Lyubenova MI, Malhi Y, Marcenò C, Mencuccini M, Müller JV, Munzinger J, Myers-Smith IH, Neill DA, Niinemets Ü, Orwin KH, Ozinga WA, Penuelas J, Pérez-Haase A, Petřík P, Phillips OL, Pärtel M, Reich PB, Römermann C, Rodrigues AV, Sabatini FM, Sardans J, Schmidt M, Seidler G, Silva Espejo JE, Silveira M, Smyth A, Sporbert M, Svenning J, Tang Z, 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 and Evolution 2: 1907–1918 [doi:10.1038/s41559-018-0699-8]
  • Buchanan GM, Bond A, Crockford NJ, Kamp J, Pearce-Higgings JW, Hilton G (2018) The potential breeding range of Slender-billed Curlew Numenius tenuirostris identified from stable-isotope analysis. Bird Conservation International 28 (2): 228–237 [doi:10.1017/S0959270916000551]
  • Busch V, Klaus VH, Penone C, Schäfer D, Boch S, Prati D, Müller J, Socher S, Niinemets Ü, Peñuelas J, Hölzel N, Fischer M, Kleinebecker T (2018) Nutrient stoichiometry and land use rather than species richness determine plant functional diversity. Ecology and Evolution 8 (1): 601–616 [doi:10.1002/ece3.3609] Open Access
  • Dara A, Baumann M, Kuemmerle T, Pflugmacher D, Rabe A, Griffiths P, Hölzel NKamp JFreitag M, Hostert P (2018) Mapping the timing of cropland abandonment and recultivation in northern Kazakhstan using annual Landsat time series. Remote Sensing of Environment 213: 49–60 [doi:10.1016/j.rse.2018.05.005]
  • Djukic I, Kepfer-Rojas S, Schmidt IK, Larsen KS, Beier C, Berg B, Verheyend K, TeaComposition (among others: Busch V, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T) (2018) Early stage litter decomposition across biomes. Science of the Total Environment 628-629: 1369–1394 [doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.012]
  • Elias D, Hölzel N, Tischew S (2018) Goat paddock grazing improves the conservation status of shrub-encroached dry grasslands. Tuexenia 38: 215–233 [doi:10.14471/2018.38.017] Open Access
  • Elias D, Hölzel N, Tischew S (2018) Positive effects of goat pasturing on the threatened spring geophyte Gagea bohemica in formerly abandoned dry grasslands. Flora 249: 53–59 [doi:10.1016/j.flora.2018.09.008 ]
  • Heer N, Klimmek F, Zwahlen C, Fischer M, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Prati D, Boch S (2018) Hemiparasite-density effects on grassland plant diversity, composition and biomass. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 32: 22–29 [doi:10.1016/j.ppees.2018.01.004]
  • Heim W, Eccard JA, Bairlein F (2018) Migration phenology determines niche use of East Asian buntings (Emberizidae) during stopover. Current Zoology 64(6): 681–692 [doi:10.1093/cz/zoy016] Open Access
  • Heim W, Pedersen L, Heim RJKamp J, Smirenski SM, Thomas A, Tottrup A, Thorup K (2018) Full annual cycle tracking of a small songbird, the Siberian Rubythroat Calliope calliope, along the East Asian flyway. Journal of Ornithology 159 (4): 893–899 [doi:10.1007/s10336-018-1562-z]
  • Ivanova L, Yudina P, Ronzhina D, Ivanov L, Hölzel N (2018) Quantitative mesophyll parameters rather than whole-leaf traits predict response of C3 steppe plants to aridity. New Phytologist 217 (2): 558–570 [doi:10.1111/nph.14840]
  • Kamp J, Reinhard A, Frenzel M, Kämpfer S, Trappe J, Hölzel N (2018) Farmland bird responses to land abandonment in Western Siberia. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 268: 61–69 [doi:10.1016/j.agee.2018.09.009]
  • Klaus VH, Hoever CJ, Fischer M, Hamer U, Kleinebecker T, Mertens D, Schäfer D, Prati D, Hölzel N (2018) Contribution of the soil seed bank to the restoration of temperate grasslands by mechanical sward disturbance. Restoration Ecology 26 (S2): 114–122 [doi:10.1111/rec.12626]
  • Klaus VH, Kleinebecker TBusch V, Fischer M, Hölzel N, Nowak S, Prati D, Schäfer D, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Hamer U (2018) Land use intensity, rather than plant species richness, affects the leaching risk of multiple nutrients from permanent grasslands. Global Change Biology 24 (7): 2828–2840 [doi:10.1111/gcb.14123]
  • Klaus VH, Schäfer D, Prati D, Busch V, Hamer U, Hoever CJ, Kleinebecker T, Mertens D, Fischer M, Hölzel N (2018) Effects of mowing, grazing and fertilization on soil seed banks in temperate grasslands in Central Europe. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 256: 211–217 [doi:10.​1016/​j.​agee.​2017.​11.​008]
  • Kleinebecker T, Busch V, Hölzel N, Hamer U, Schäfer D, Prati D, Fischer M, Hemp A, Lauterbach R, Klaus VH (2018) And the winner is … ! A test of simple predictors of plant species richness in agricultural grasslands. Ecological Indicators 87: 296–301 [doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.12.031]
  • Leimer S, Bischoff S, Boch S, Busch V, Escher P, Fischer M, Hänsel F, Hölzel N, Kerber K, VH KlausKleinebecker T, Michalzik B, Nauss T, Schäfer D, Schöning I, Schwarz MT, Siemens J, Thieme L, Wöllauer S, Wilcke W (2018) Does plant diversity affect the water balance of established grassland systems? Ecohydrology 11 (4): e1945 [doi:10.1002/eco.1945]
  •  Nguyen H, Hölzel N, Völker A, Kamp J (2018) Patterns and Determinants of Post-Soviet Cropland Abandonment in the Western Siberian Grain Belt. Remote Sensing 10 (12): 1973 [doi:10.3390/rs1012973] Open Access
  • Sorkau E, Boch S, Boeddinghaus RS, Bonkowski M, Fischer M, Kandeler E, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Marhan S, Müller J, Prati D, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Weinert J, Oelmann Y (2018) The role of soil chemical properties, land use and plant diversity for microbial phosphorus in forest and grassland soils. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 181 (2): 185–197 [doi:10.1002/jpln.201700082]
  • Tischew S, Dierschke H, Schwabe A, Garve E, Heinken T, Hölzel N, Bergmeier E, Remy D, Härdtle W (2018) Plant Community of the Year 2019: Oatgras Meadow. Tuexenia 38: 287–295 [doi:10.14471/2018.38.011] Open Access


  • Bucharova A, Durka W, Hölzel N, Kollmann J, Michalski S, Bossdorf O (2017) Are local plants the best for ecosystem restoration? It depends on how you analyze the data. Ecology and Evolution 7 (24): 10683–10689 [doi:10.1002/ece3.3585] Open Access
  • Bucharova A, Michalski S, Hermann J-M, Heveling K, Durka W, Hölzel N, Kollmann J, Bossdorf O (2017) Genetic differentiation and regional adaptation among seed origins used for grassland restoration: lessons from a multispecies transplant experiment. Journal of Applied Ecology 54 (1): 127–136 [doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12645]
  • Durka W, Michalski SG, Berendzen KW, Bossdorf O, Bucharova A, Hermann JM, Hölzel N, Kollmann J (2017) Genetic differentiation within multiple common grassland plants supports seed transfer zones for ecological restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology 54 (1): 116–126 [doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12636]
  • E.-Vojtkó E, Freitag M, Bricca A, Martello F, Moreno Compañ J, Küttim M, Kun R, de Bello F, Klimešová J, Götzenberger L (2017) Clonal vs leaf-height-seed (LHS) traits: which are filtered more strongly across habitats? Folia Geobotanica 52(3-4): 269–281 [doi:10.1007/s12224-017-9292-1]
  • Edenius L, Choi CY, Heim W, Jaakkonen T, de Jong A, Ozaki K, Roberge JM (2017) The next common and widespread bunting to go? Global population decline in the Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica. Bird Conservation International 27(1): 35-44 [doi:10.1017/S0959270916000046]
  • Gilhaus K, Freitag M, Kunze S, Hölzel N (2017) High fodder value and feeding likelihood favor endozoochorous plant dispersal. Journal of Vegetation Science 28 (2): 357–367 [doi:10.1111/jvs.12481]
  • Gilhaus K, Boch S, Fischer M, Hölzel, N, Kleinebecker T, Prati D, Rupprecht D, Schmitt B, Klaus VH (2017) Grassland management in Germany: effects on plant diversity and vegetation composition. Tuexenia 37: 379–397 [doi:10.14471/2017.37.0 10] Open Access
  • Griewald Y, Clemens G, Kamp J, Gladun E, Hölzel N, von Dressler H (2017) Developing land use scenarios for stakeholder participation in Russia. Land Use Policy 68: 264–276 [doi:10.1016/j.landusepol.2017.07.049]
  • Heim W, Smirenski SM (2017) The importance of Muraviovka Park/Far East Russia for endangered bird species on regional, national and international scale based on observations from 2011-2016. Forktail 33: 77–83
  • Heim W, Trense D, Sokolova GV, Kitagawa T (2017) Increased Populations of Endangered Cranes After Amur River Flood. Waterbirds 40(3):282–288 [doi:10.1675/063.040.0309] Open Access
  • Hejkal J, Buttschardt TK, Klaus VH (2017) Connectivity of public urban grasslands: implications for grassland conservation and restoration in cities. Urban Ecosystems 20 (2): 511–519 [doi:10.1007/s11252-016-0611-8]
  • Klaus VH, Schäfer D, Kleinebecker T, Fischer M, Prati D, Hölzel N (2017) Enriching plant diversity in grasslands by large-scale experimental sward disturbance and seed addition along gradients of land-use intensity. Journal of Plant Ecology 10 (4): 581–591 [doi:10.1093/jpe/rtw062]
  • Palpurina S, Wagner V, von Wehrden H, Hájek M, Hórsak M, Brinkert A, Hölzel N, Wesche K, Kamp J, Hájková P, Danihelka J, Lustyk P, Merunková K, Preislerová Z, Kočí M, Kubešová S, Cheresov M, Ermakov N, German D, Gogoleva P, Lashchynsky N, Martynenko V, Chytrý M (2017) The relationship between plant species richness and soil pH vanishes with increasing aridity across Eurasian dry grasslands. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26 (4): 425–434 [doi:10.1111/geb.12549]
  • Rudolph M, Velbert F, Schwenzfeier S, Kleinebecker T, Klaus VH (2017) Patterns and potentials of plant species richness in high- and low-maintenance urban grasslands. Applied Vegetation Science 20 (1): 18–27 [doi:10.1111/avsc.12267]
  • Sander MM, Eccard JA, Heim W (2017) Flight range estimation of migrant Yellow-browed Warblers Phylloscopus inornatus on the East Asian Flyway. Bird Study 64 (4): 569–572 [doi:10.1080/00063657.2017.1409696]
  • Trappe J, Kunz F, Weking S, Kamp J (2017) Grassland butterfly communities of the Western Siberian forest steppe in the light of post-Soviet land abandonment. Journal of Insect Conservation 21(5-6): 813–826 [doi:10.1007/s10841-017-0021-0]
  • Velbert F, Kleinebecker T, Mudrák O, Schwartze P, Hölzel N (2017) Time lags in functional response to management regimes – evidence from a 26-year field experiment in wet meadows. Journal of Vegetation Science 28 (2): 313–324 [doi:10.1111/jvs.12497]
  • Wagner V, Chytrý M, Zelený D, von Wehrden H, Brinkert A, Danihelka J, Jansen F, Hölzel N, Kamp J, Lustyk P, Merunková K, Palpurina S, Preislerová Z, Wesche K (2017) Regional differences in soil pH niche among dry grassland plants in Eurasia. Oikos 126(5): 660–670 [doi:10.1111/oik.03369]
  • Wertebach T-M, Hölzel N, Kämpf I, Yurtaev A, Tupitsin S, Kiehl K, Kamp J, Kleinebecker T (2017) Soil carbon sequestration due to post-Soviet cropland abandonment: estimates from a large-scale soil organic carbon field inventory. Global Change Biology 23 (9): 3729–3741 [doi:10.1111/gcb.13650]
  • Wolff C, Gilhaus K, Hölzel N, Schneider S (2017) Status and restoration potential of heathlands and sand grasslands in the southwest of Luxembourg. Tuexenia 37: 179–200 [doi:10.14471/2017.37.007] Open Access
  • Wolff C, Gilhaus K, Schneider S (2017) Butterflies and grasshoppers in relict and restored heathlands and sand grasslands in the southwest of Luxembourg. Bulletin de la Société des naturalistes luxembourgeois 119 : 113–128 Link


  • Blüthgen N, Simons N, Jung K, Prati D, Renner S, Boch S, Fischer M, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Tschapka M, Weisser WW, Gossner MM (2016) Land use imperils plant and animal community stability through changes in asynchrony rather than diversity. Nature Communications 7: 10697 [doi:10.1038/ncomms10697]
  • Brinkert A, Hölzel N, Sidorova TV, Kamp J (2016) Spontaneous steppe restoration on abandoned cropland in Kazakhstan: grazing affects successional pathways. Biodiversity and Conservation 25 (12): 2543–2561 [doi:10.1007/s10531-015-1020-7] - Special Issue
  • Bucharova A, Durka W, Hermann J-M, Hölzel N, Michalski S, Kollmann J,  Bossdorf O (2016) Plants adapted to warmer climate do not outperform regional plants during a natural heat wave.  Ecology and Evolution 6: 4160–4165 [doi:10.1002/ece3.2183] Open Access
  • Fleischer E, Khashimov I, Hölzel N, Klemm O (2016) Carbon exchange fluxes over peatlands in Western Siberia: Possible feedback between land-use change and climate change. Science of the Total Environment 545–546: 424–433 [doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.12.073]
  • Gilhaus K, Hölzel N (2016) Seasonal variations of fodder quality and availability as constraints for stocking rates in year-round grazing schemes. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 234: 5–15  [doi:10.1016/j.agee.2016.03.013] - Special Issue 


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  • Hölzel N, Hickler T, Kutzbach L, Joosten H, van Huissteden J, Hiederer R (2016) Environmental Impacts - Terrestrial Ecosystems. In: Quante M, Colijn F (eds.) North Sea Region Climate Change Assessment. Regional Climate Studies, Part III, pp 341–372 [doi:10.1007/978-3-319-39745-0_11] Available under Open Access
  • Kamp J, Koshkin MA, Bragina, Katzner TE, Milner-Gulland EJ, Schreiber D, Sheldon R, Shmalenko A, Smelansky I, Terraube J, Urazaliev R (2016) Persistent and novel threats to the biodiversity of Kazakhstan’s steppes and semi-deserts. Biodiversity and Conservation 25 (12): 2521–2541 [doi:10.1007/s10531-016-1083-0] - Special Issue
  • Kamp J, Oppel S, Heldbjerg H, Nyegaard T, Donald PF (2016) Unstructured citizen science data fail to detect long‐term population declines of common birds in Denmark. Diversity and Distributions 22 (10): 1024–1035 [doi: 10.1111/ddi.12463]
  • Kämpf I, Hölzel N, Kiehl K (2016) Arable weed communities in the south of Western Siberia – impoverished species pools constrain diversity despite low land-use intensity. Tuexenia 36: 249–270 [doi:10.14471/2016.36.012]
  • Kämpf I, Hölzel N, Störrle M, Broll G, Kiehl K (2016) Potential of temperate agricultural soils for carbon sequestration: A meta-analysis of land-use effects. Science of The Total Environment 566–567: 428–435 [doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.067]
  • Kämpf I, Mathar W, Kuzmin I, Hölzel N, Kiehl K (2016) Post-Soviet Recovery of grassland vegetation on abandoned fields in the forest steppe zone of Western Siberia. Biodiversity and Conservation 25 (12): 2563–2580 [doi:10.​1007/​s10531-016-1078-x] - Special Issue
  • Klaus VH, Boch S, Boeddinghaus RS, Hölzel N, Kandeler E, Marhan S, Oelmann Y, Prati D, Regan KM, Schmitt B, Sorkau E, Kleinebecker T (2016) Temporal and small-scale spatial variation in grassland productivity, biomass quality and nutrient limitation. Plant Ecology 217 (7): 843–856 [doi:10.1007/s11258-016-0607-8]
  • Klaus VH*, Hölzel N, Prati D, Schmitt B, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Solly EF, Hänsel F, Fischer M, Kleinebecker T* (2016) Plant diversity moderates drought stress in grasslands: Implications from a large real-world study on 13C natural abundances. Science of the Total Environment 566–567: 215–222 [doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.05.008] (* equal authorship)
  • Lameris T, Fijen T, Urazaliev R, Pulikova G, Donald PF, Kamp J (2016) Breeding ecology of the endemic Black Lark Melanocorypha yeltoniensis on natural steppe and abandoned croplands in post-Soviet Kazakhstan. Biodiversity and Conservation 25 (12): 2381–2400 [doi:10.​1007/​s10531-015-1041-2] - Special Issue Open Access Paper
  • Lehmann, JRK*, Münchberger W*, Knoth C,  Blodau C, Nieberding F, Prinz T, Pancotto VA, Kleinebecker T (2016) High-Resolution Classification of South Patagonian Peat Bog Microforms Reveals Potential Gaps in Up-Scaled CH4 Fluxes by use of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) and CIR Imagery. Remote Sensing  8: 173 [doi:  10.3390/rs8030173] * (equal authorship)
  • Mathar W, Kämpf I, Kleinebecker T, Kuzmin I, Tolstikov A, Tupitsin S, Hölzel N (2016) Floristic diversity of meadow steppes in the Western Siberian Plain: effects of abiotic site conditions, management and landscape structure. Biodiversity & Conservation 25 (12): 2361–2379 [doi:10.1007/s10531-015-1023-4] - Special Issue
  • Rupprecht D, Gilhaus K, Hölzel N (2016) Effects of year-round grazing on the vegetation of nutrient-poor grass- and heathlands—Evidence from a large-scale survey. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 234: 16–22 [doi:10.1016/j.agee.2016.02.015] - Special Issue
  • Soliveres S, Manning P, Prati D, Gossner MM, Alt F, Arndt H, Baumgartner V, Binkenstein J, Birkhofer K, Blaser S, Blüthgen N, Boch S, Böhm S, Börschig C, Buscot F, Diekötter T, Heinze J, Hölzel N, Jung K, Klaus VH, Klein A-M, Kleinebecker T, Klemmer S, Krauss J, Lange M, Morris EK, Müller J, Oelmann Y, Overmann J, Pašalić E, Renner SC, Rillig MC, Schaefer HM, Schloter M, Schmitt B, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Sikorski J, Socher SA, Solly EF, Sonnemann I, Sorkau E, Steckel J, Steffen-Dewenter I, Stempfhuber B, Tschapka M, Türke M, Venter P, Weiner CN, Weisser WW, Werner M, Westphal C, Wilcke W, Wolters V, Wubet T, Wurst S, Fischer M, Allan E (2016) Locally rare species influence grassland ecosystem multifunctionality. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371: 20150269 [doi:10.1098/rstb.2015.0269 ]
  • Soliveres S, van der Plas F, Manning P, Prati D, Gossner MM, Renner SC, Alt F, Arndt H, Baumgartner V, Binkenstein J, Birkhofer K, Blaser S, Blüthgen N, Boch S, Böhm S, Börschig C, Buscot F, Diekötter T, Heinze J, Hölzel N, Jung K, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Klemmer S, Krauss J, Lange M, Morris EK, Müller J, Oelmann Y, Overmann J, Pašalić E, Rillig MC, Schaefer HM, Schloter M, Schmitt B, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Sikorski J, Socher SA, Solly EF, Sonnemann I, Sorkau E, Steckel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stempfhuber B, Tschapka M, Türke M, Venter P, Weiner CN, Weisser WW, Werner M, Westphal C, Wilcke W, Wolters V, Wubet T, Wurst S, Fischer M, Allan E (2016) Biodiversity at multiple trophic levels is needed for ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature 536: 456–459 [doi:10.1038/nature19092]
  • Török P, Ambarli D, Kamp J, Wesche K, Dengler K (2016) Step(pe) up! Raising the profile of palaearctic steppe grasslands. Biodiversity and Conservation 25 (12): 2187–2195 [doi: 10.1007/s10531-016-1187-6] - Special Issue
  • Török P, Hölzel N, van Diggelen R, Tischew S (2016) Grazing in European open landscapes: How to reconcile sustainable land management and biodiversity conservation? Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 234: 1–4 [doi:10.1016/j.agee.2016.06.012] - Special Issue
  • Václavík T, Langerwisch F, Cotter M, Fick J, Häuser I, Hotes S, Kamp J, Settele J, Spangenberg J, Seppelt R (2016) Investigating potential transferability of place-based research in land system science. Environmental Research Letters 11 (9): 095002 [doi:10.1088/1748-9326/11/9/095002]
  • Weking S, Kämpf I, Mathar W, Hölzel N (2016) Effects of land use and landscape patterns on Orthoptera communities in the Western Siberian forest steppe. Biodiversity and Conservation 25 (12): 2341–2359 [doi:10.​1007/​s10531-016-1107-9] - Special Issue
  • Wertebach T-M, Knorr K-H, Lordieck M, Tretiakov N, Blodau C, Hölzel N, Kleinebecker T (2016) Relationships between vegetation succession, pore water chemistry and CH₄ and CO₂ production in a transitional mire of Western Siberia (Tyumen Oblast). Wetlands 36 (5): 836–874 [doi:10.1007/s13157-016-0798-8] [free online access via Springer Nature SharedIt]
  • Wesche K, Ambarli D, Török P, Kamp J, Treiber J, Dengler J (2016) The Palaearctic steppe biome: a new synthesis. Biodiversity and Conservation 25 (12): 2197–2231 [doi: 10.1007/s10531-016-1214-7] - Special Issue


  • Allan E, Manning P, Prati D, Grassein F, Alt F, Binkenstein J, Blaser S, Blüthgen N, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Morris E-K, Oelmann Y, Renner SC, Rillig MC, Schäfer M, Schloter M, Schmitt B, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Solly E, Sorkau E, Steckel J, Steffen-Dewenter I, Stempfhuber B, Trumbore S, Weiner CN, Weisser WW, Werner W, Westphal C, Wilcke W, Fischer M (2015) Land use intensification alters ecosystem multifunctionality via loss of biodiversity and changes to functional composition. Ecology Letters 18: 834–843 [doi: 10.1111/ele.12469] Open Access
  • Fijen TPM, Kamp J, Lameris TK, Urazaliev R, Pulikova G, Kleijn D, Donald PF (2015) Functions of extensive animal dung ‘pavements’ around the nests of the Black Lark Melanocorypha yeltoniensis. The Auk 132: 878–892 [doi: 10.1642/AUK-15-38.1 ]
  • Freitag M, Mathar W, Yurtaev AA, Hölzel N (2015) Floristic composition and environmental determinants of pine forests in the hemiboreal zone of Western Siberia. Tuexenia 35: 31–51 [doi:10.14471/2015.35.017] [awarded the price for young authors by the Floristisch-soziologische Arbeitsgemeinschaft 2017]
  • Gilhaus K, Vogt V, Hölzel N (2015) Restoration of sand grasslands by topsoil removal and self-greening. Applied Vegetation Science 18 (4): 661–673 [doi: 10.1111/avsc.12176]
  • Kamp J, Oppel S, Ananin AA, Durnev YA, Gashev SN, Hölzel N, Mishchenko AL, Pessa J, Smirenski SM, Strelnikov EG, Timonen S, Wolanska K, Chan S (2015) Global population collapse in a superabundant migratory bird and illegal trapping in China. Conservation Biology 29: 1684–1694 [doi:10.1111/cobi.12537]
  • Kamp J, Pelster A, Gaedicke L, Karthäuser J, Dieker P, Mantel K (2015) High nest survival and productivity of Northern Lapwings Vanellus vanellus breeding on urban brownfield sites. Journal of Ornithology 156: 179–190 [doi: 10.1007/s10336-014-1114-0]
  • Kamp J, Urazaliev R, Balmford A, Donald PF, Green RE, Lamb A, Phalan B (2015) Agricultural development and the conservation of avian biodiversity on the Eurasian steppes: a comparison of land-sparing and land-sharing approaches. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 1578–1587 [doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12527]
  • Manning P, Gossner M, Bossdorf O, Allan E, Prati D, Blüthgen N, Boch S, Böhm S, Börschig C, Hölzel N, Jung K, Klaus VH, Klein A, Kleinebecker T, Krauss J, Lange M, Müller J, Pašalić E, Socher S, Tschapka M, Türke M, Weiner C, Werner M, Gockel S, Hemp A, Renner S, Wells K, Buscot F, Kalko E, Linsenmair KE, Weisser WW, Fischer M (2015) Grassland management intensification weakens the associations among the diversities of multiple plant and animal taxa. Ecology 96:1492–1501 []
  • Mathar W, Kleinebecker T, Hölzel N (2015), Environmental variation as a key process of co-existence in flood-meadows. Journal of Vegetation Science, 26: 480–491 [doi:10.1111/jvs.12254]
  • Sutcliffe L, Batáry P, Kormann U, Baldi A, Dicks LV, Herzon I, Kleijn D, Tryjanowski P, Apostolova I, Arlettaz R, Aunins A, Aviron S, Balezentiene L,  Fischer C,  Halada L, Hartel T, Helm A, Hristov I, Jelaska SD, Kaligarič M, Kamp J, Klimek S, Koorberg P, Kostiukova J, Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Kuemmerle T, Leuschner C, Lindborg R, Loos J, Maccherini S, Marja R, Máthé O, Paulini I, Proença V, Rey-Benayas J, Sans FX, Seifert C, Stalenga J, Timaeus J, Török P, van Swaay C, Viik E, Tscharntke T (2015) Harnessing the biodiversity value of Central and Eastern European farmland. Diversity and Distributions 21: 722–730 [doi: 10.1111/ddi.12288]


  • Allan E, Bossdorf O, Dormann CF, Prati D, Gossner M, Tscharntke T, Blüthgen N, Bellach M, Birkhofer K, Boch S, Böhm S, Börschig C, Chatzinotas A, Christ S, Daniel R, Diekoetter T, Fischer C, Friedl T, Glaser K, Hallman C, Hodac L, Hölzel N, Jung K, Klein A-M, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Krauss J, Lange M, Morris EK, Müller J, Nacke H, Pašalic E, Rillig M, Rothenwöhrer C, Schall P, Scherber C, Schulze W, Socher S, Steckel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Türke M, Weiner CN, Werner M, Westphal C, Wolters V, Wubet T, Gocke S, Gorke M, Hemp A, Renner SC, Schöning I, Pfeiffer S, König-Ries B, Buscot F, Linsenmair K-E, Schulze E-D, Weisser WW, Fischer M (2014) Inter-annual variation in land-use intensity enhances grassland multidiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 111 (1):  308–313 [doi:10.1073/pnas.1312213111]
  • Fujita Y, Olde Venterink H, van Bodegom PM, Douma JC, Heil GW, Hölzel N, Jabłońska E, Kotowski W, Okruszko T, Pawlikowski P, de Ruiter PC, Wassen MJ (2014) Low investment in sexual reproduction threatens plants adapted to phosphorus limitation. Nature 505: 82–86 [doi:10.1038/nature12733]
  • Gilhaus K, Stelzner F, Hölzel N (2014) Cattle foraging habits shape vegetation patterns of alluvial year-round grazing systems. Plant Ecology 215 (2): 169–179 [doi:10.1007/s11258-013-0287-6]
  • Kamp J (2014) Land management: Weighing up the reuse of Soviet croplands. Nature 505: 483 [doi:10.1038/505483d]
  • Kleinebecker T, Hölzel N, Prati D, Schmitt B, Fischer M, Klaus VH (2014) Evidence from the real world: 15N natural abundances reveal enhanced nitrogen use at high plant diversity in Central European grasslands. Journal of Ecology 102 2: 456–465 [doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12202]
  • Müller J, Heinze J, Joshi J, Boch S, Klaus VH, Fischer M, Prati D (2014) Influence of experimental soil disturbances on the diversity of bryophytes and vascular plants in agricultural grasslands. Journal of Plant Ecology 7 (6): 509–517 [doi:10.1093/jpe/rtt062]
  • Walker LR, Hölzel N, Marrs R, del Moral R, Prach K (2014) Optimization of intervention levels in ecological restoration. Applied Vegetation Science 17 (2): 187–192 [doi: 10.1111/avsc.12082]
  • Wertebach T-M, Hölzel N, Kleinebecker T (2014) Birch encroachment affects the base cation chemistry in a restored bog. Ecohydrology 7 (4): 1163–1171 [doi:10.1002/eco.1447]


  • Fleischer K, Streitberger M, Fartmann T (2013) The importance of disturbance for the conservation of a low-competitive herb in mesotrophic grassland. Biologia 68 (3): 398–403 [doi:10.2478/s11756-013-0164-8]
  • Jedrzejek B, Drees B, Daniëls FJA, Hölzel N (2013) Vegetation pattern of mountains in West Greenland – a baseline for long-term surveillance of global warming impacts. Plant Ecology & Diversity 6(3-4): 405–422 [doi:10.1080/17550874.2013.802049]
  • Klaus VH (2013) Urban grassland restoration: a neglected opportunity for biodiversity conservation. Restoration Ecology 21: 665–669 [doi: 10.1111/rec.12051]
  • Klaus VH, Hölzel N, Boch S, Müller J, Socher SA, Prati D, Fischer M, Kleinebecker T (2013) Direct and indirect associations between plant species richness and productivity in grasslands: regional differences preclude simple generalization of productivity-biodiversity relationships. Preslia 85: 97–112 [link open access pdf]
  • Klaus VH, Hölzel N, Prati D, Schmitt B, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Fischer M, Kleinebecker T (2013) Organic vs. conventional grassland management: Do 15N and 13C isotopic signatures of hay and soil samples differ? PLoS ONE 8(10): e78134 [doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078134]
  • Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Prati D, Fischer M, Alt F, Boch S, Gockel S, Gossner M, Hemp A, Lange M, Müller J, Oelmann Y, Pašalić E, Renner SC, Socher SA, Türke M, Weisser WW, Hölzel N (2013) Does organic grassland farming benefit plant and arthropod diversity at the expense of yield and soil fertility? Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 177:1–9 [doi:10.1016/j.agee.2013.05.019]
  • Kleinebecker T, Poelen MDM, Smolders AJP, Lamers LPM, Hölzel N (2013) Fast and Inexpensive Detection of Total and Extractable Element Concentrations in Aquatic Sediments Using Near-Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS). PLoS ONE 8(7): e70517 [doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070517]
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  • Knoth C, Klein B, Prinz T, Kleinebecker T (2013) Unmanned Aerial Vehicles as an innovative remote sensing platform to use close range infrared imagery for restoration monitoring in cut-over bogs. Applied Vegetation Science 16 (3): 509–517 [doi:10.1111/avsc.12024]
  • Neuenkamp L, Metsoja JA, Zobel M, Hölzel N (2013) Impact of management on biodiversity-biomass relations in Estonian flooded meadows. Plant Ecology 214 (6): 845–856 [doi:10.1007/s11258-013-0213-y]
  • Sheldon RD, Kamp J, Koshkin MA, Urazaliev RS, Iskakov TK, Field RH, Salemgareev AR, Khrokov VV, Zhuly VA, Sklyarenko SL, Donald PF (2013) Breeding ecology of the globally threatened Sociable Lapwing Vanellus gregarius and the demographic drivers of recent declines. Journal of Ornithology 154 (2): 501–516 [doi:10.1007/s10336-012-0921-4]
  • Teuber LM, Hölzel N, Fraser LH (2013) Livestock grazing in intermountain depressional wetlands - Effects on plant strategies, soil characteristics and biomass. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 175: 21–28 [doi:10.1016/j.agee.2013.04.017]
  • Weking S, Hermann G & Fartmann T (2013) Effects of mire type, land use and climate on a strongly declining wetland butterfly. Journal of Insect Conservation 17(6): 1081–1091 [doi: 10.1007/s10841-013-9585-5]


  • Bassin S, Schalajda J, Vogel A, Suter M (2012) Different types of sub-alpine grassland respond similarly to elevated nitrogen deposition in terms of productivity and sedge abundance. Journal of Vegetation Science 23: 1024–1034 [doi:10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01422.x]
  • Berndt A, Hölzel N (2012) Energy crops as a new bird habitat: Utilization of oilseed rape fields by the rare Bluethroat (Luscinia svecica). Biodiversity and Conservation 21: 527–541 [doi:10.1007/s10531-011-0199-5]
  • Blüthgen N, Dormann C, Prati D, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Hölzel N, Alt F, Boch S, Gockel S, Hemp A,  Müller J, Nieschulze J, Renner SC, Schöning I, Schumacher U, Socher SA, Wells K, Birkhofer K, Buscot F,  Oelmann Y, Rothenwöhrer C, Scherber C, Tscharntke T,  Weiner C, Fischer M, Kalko EKV, Linsenmair KE, Schulze E-D, Weisser WW (2012) A quantitative index of land-use intensity in grasslands: integrating mowing, grazing and fertilization. Basic and Applied Ecology 13: 207–220 [doi:10.1016/j.baae.2012.04.001]
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  • Jedrzejek B, Drees B, Daniëls FJA, Hölzel N (2012) Vegetation discontinuities and altitudinal indicator species in mountains of West Greenland: finding the best positions and traits to observe the impact of climate warming in the Arctic. Applied Vegetation Science 15:432–448 [doi:10.1111/j.1654-109X.2012.01186.x]
  • Kamp J, Siderova T, Salemgaarev A, Urazaliev R, Donald PF, Hölzel N (2012) Niche separation of larks (Alaudidae) and agricultural change on the drylands of the former Soviet Union. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 155: 41–49 [doi:10.1016/j.agee.2012.03.023]
  • Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Boch S, Müller J, Socher AS, Prati D, Fischer M, Hölzel N (2012) NIRS meets Ellenberg's indicator values: Prediction of moisture and nitrogen values of agricultural grassland vegetation by means of near-infrared spectral characteristics. Ecological Indicators 14: 82–86 [doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.07.016]
  • Metsoja JA, Neuenkamp L, Pihu S, Vellak K, Kalwij JM, Zobel M (2012) Restoration of flooded meadows in Estonia - vegetation changes and management indicators. Applied Vegetation Science 15: 231–244 [doi:10.1111/j.1654-109X.2011.01171.x]
  • Müller J, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Prati D, Hölzel N, Fischer M (2012) Impact of Land-Use Intensity and Productivity on Bryophyte Diversity in Agricultural Grasslands. PLoS ONE 7(12): e51520 [doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051520]
  • Socher S, Prati D, Müller J, Klaus VH, Hölzel N, Fischer M (2012) Direct and productivity-mediated indirect effects of fertilization, mowing and grazing intensities on grassland plant species richness. Journal of Ecology 100: 1391–1399 [doi:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2012.02020.x]


  • Kamp J, Urazaliev R, Donald PF, Hölzel, N (2011) Post-Soviet agricultural change predicts future declines after recent recovery in Eurasian steppe bird populations. Biological Conservation 144: 2607–2614 [doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2011.07.010]
  • Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Hölzel N, Blüthgen N, Boch S, Müller J, Socher SA, Prati D, Fischer M (2011) Nutrient concentrations and fibre contents of plant community biomass reflect species richness patterns along a broad range of land-use intensities among agricultural grasslands. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 13: 287–295 [doi:10.1016/j.ppees.2011.07.001]
  • Klaus VH, Sintermann J, Kleinebecker T, Hölzel N (2011) Sedimentation-induced eutrophication in large river floodplains - an obstacle to restoration? Biological Conservation 144: 451–458 [doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2010.09.031]
  • Kleinebecker T, Klaus VH, Hölzel N (2011) Reducing sample quantity and maintaining high prediction accuracy of quality parameters in grassland biomass with near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS). Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy 19: 495–505 [doi:10.1255/jnirs.957]
  • Kleinebecker T, Weber H, Hölzel N (2011) Effects of grazing on seasonal variation of aboveground biomass quality in calcareous grasslands. Plant Ecology 212: 1563–1576 [doi:10.1007/s11258-011-9931-1]


  • Kiehl K, Kirmer A, Donath T, Rasran L, Hölzel N (2010) Species introduction in restoration projects - method evaluation for the establishment of semi-natural grasslands. Basic and Applied Ecology 11: 285–299 [doi:10.1016/j.baae.2009.12.004]
  • Kleinebecker T, Hölzel N, Vogel A (2010) Patterns and gradients of diversity in South Patagonian ombrotrophic peat bogs. Austral Ecology 35: 1–12 [doi:10.1111/j.1442-9993.2009.02003.x]
  • Schmidt SR, Kleinebecker T, Vogel A, Hölzel N (2010) Interspecific and geographical differences of plant tissue nutrient concentrations along an environmental gradient in Southern Patagonia, Chile. Aquatic Botany 92: 149–156 [doi:10.1016/j.aquabot.2009.11.002]


  • Kleinebecker T, Schmidt SR, Fritz C, Smolders AJP, Hölzel N (2009) Prediction of δ13C and δ15N in plant tissues with near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy. New Phytologist 184: 732–739 [doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2009.02995.x
  • Oelmann Y, Broll G, Hölzel N, Kleinebecker T, Vogel A, Schwartze P (2009) Nutrient impoverishment and limitation of productivity after 20 years of conservation management in wet grasslands of north-western Germany. Biological Conservation 142: 2941–2948 [doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2009.07.021]
  • Poptcheva K, Schwartze P, Vogel A, Kleinebecker T, Hölzel N (2009) Changes in wet meadow vegetation after 20 years of different management in a field experiment (North-West Germany). Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 134: 108–114 [doi:10.1016/j.agee.2009.06.004]



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  • Kleinebecker T, Hölzel N, Vogel A (2008) South Patagonian ombrotrophic bog vegetation reflects biogeochemical gradients at the landscape level. Journal of Vegetation Science 19 (2):151–160 [doi:10.3170/2008-8-18370] [pdf 191 KB]


  • Donath TW, Bissels S, Hölzel N, Otte A (2007) Large scale application of diaspore transfer with plant material in restoration practice - Impact of seed and microsite limitation. Biological Conservation 138: 224–234 [doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2007.04.020]
  • Kleinebecker T, Hölzel N, Vogel A (2007) Gradients of continentality and moisture in South Patagonian ombrotrophic peatland vegetation. Folia Geobotanica 42: 363–382 [doi:10.1007/BF02861700] [pdf 385 KB]

*Publications of years before 2007, non-peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations are available in CV's of group members.