Alpine Marmot (Marmota marmota)

Publications from the Population Ecology Group

Since the group has been established in 2016, we have produced more than 110 scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals. Publications cover a range of eco-evolutionary topics, from molecular to evolutionary to community ecology, including biostatistical developments.
Alpine Marmot (Marmota marmota)
Image: Holger Schielzeth

Complete list of publications

Preprints Show content

Trappes, R., Nematipour, B., Kaiser, M.I., Krohs, U., van Benthem, K.J., Ernst, U.R., Gadau, J., Korsten, P., Kurtz, J., Schielzeth, H., Schmoll, T. & Takola, E. (2021). How individualized niches arise: Mechanisms of niche construction, niche choice, and niche conformance. EcoEvoRxiv doi: 10.32942/osf.io/wahcy

Takola, E., Krause, E.T., Müller, C. & Schielzeth, H. (2020). Novelty at second glance: A critical appraisal of the novel-object paradigm based on meta-analysis. bioRxiv doi: 10.1101/2020.12.10.419457

Stoffel, M.A., Nakagawa, S. & Schielzeth, H. (2020). partR2: Partitioning R2 in generalized linear mixed models. bioRxiv doi: 10.1101/2020.1107.1126.221168v221161. doi: 10.1101/2020.07.26.221168v1

Schielzeth, H. (2020). Phylogenetic, geographic and ecological distribution of a green-brown polymorphisms in European Orthopterans. bioRxiv doi: 10.1101/2020.03.31.016915

Schielzeth, H. & Nakagawa, S. (2020). Conditional repeatability and the variance explained by reaction norm variation in random slope models. bioRxiv doi: 10.1101/2020.03.11.987073 [Data availability]

Moran, N.P., Caspers, B., Chakarov, N., Ernst, U.R., Fricke, C., Kurtz, J., Lilie, N.D., Lo, L.K., Müller, C., Takola, E., Trimmer, P.C., Van Benthem, K.J., Reshma, R., Winterlitz, J. & Wittmann, M.J. (2020). Shifts between cooperation and antagonism driven by individual variation: A systematic synthesis review. EcoEvoRxiv doi: 10.32942/osf.io/sbrvu

Early view Show content

Winter, G., Varma, M. & Schielzeth, H. (2021). Simple inheritance of color and pattern polymorphism in the steppe grasshopper Chorthippus dorsatus. Heredity doi: 10.1038/s41437-021-00433-w [Data availability]

Roeder, A., Schweingruber, F.H., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Fischer, M. & Roscher, C. (2021). Plant diversity effects on plant longevity and their relationships to population stability in experimental grasslands. Journal of Ecology doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13661 [Data ailability] [Data ailability] [Data ailability]

Strecker, T., Jesch, A., Bachmann, D., Jüds, M., Karbstein, K., Ravenek, J., Roscher, C., Weigelt , A., Eisenhauer, N. & Scheu, S. (2021). Incorporation of mineral nitrogen into the soil food web as affected by plant community composition. Ecology and Evolution doi:10.1002/ece3.7325 [Data availability]

Van Sundert, K., Arfin Khan, M.A.S., Bharath, S., Buckley, Y.M., Caldeira, M.C., Donohue, I., Dubbert, M., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Eskelinen, A., Finn, A., Gebauer, T., Haider, S., Hansart, A., Jentsch, A., Kübert, A., Nijs, I., Nock, C.A., Nogueira, C., Porath‐Krause, A.J., Radujković, D., Raynaud, X., Risch, A.C., Roscher, C., Scherer‐Lorenzen, M., Schuchardt, M.A., Schütz, M., Siebert, J., Sitters, J., Spohn, M., Virtanen, R., Werner, C., Wilfahrt, P. & Vicca, S. (2021). Fertilized graminoids intensify negative drought effects on grassland productivity. Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/gcb.15583 [Data and code availability] 

2021 Show content

Mahadevaraju, S., Fear, J.M., Akeju, M., Galletta, B.J., Pinheiro, M.M.L.S., Avelino, C.C., Cabral-de-Mello, D.C., Conlon, K., Dell’Orso, S., Demere, Z., Mansuria, K., Mendonça, C.A., Palacios-Gimenez, O.M., Ross, E., Savery, M., Yu, K., Smith, H.E., Sartorelli, V., Yang, H., Rusan, N.M., Vibranovski4, M.D., Matunis, E. & Oliver, B. (2021). Dynamic sex chromosome expression in Drosophila male germ cells. Nature Communications 12: 892. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-20897-y

Moran, N., Sánchez-Tójar, A., Schielzeth, H. & Reinhold, K. (2020). Poor nutritional condition promotes high-risk behaviours: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Biological Reviews 96: 269-288. doi: 10.1111/brv.12655 [Data and code availability]

Mutwill, A.M., Schielzeth, H., Zimmermann, T.D., Richter, H., Kaiser, S. & Sachser, N. (2021). Individuality meets plasticity: endocrine phenotypes across male dominance rank acquisition in a complex social environment. Hormones and Behavior 131: 104967. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2021.104967 [Data availability]

Santander, M.D., Cabral-de-Mello, D.C., Taffarel, A., Martí, D.A., Palacios-Gimenez, O.M. & Castollo, E.R.D. (2021). New insights into the six decades of Mesa’s hypothesis of chromosomal evolution in Ommexechinae grasshoppers (Orthoptera: Acridoidea). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 20: 1-15. doi: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa188/6138200

Skarbek, C.J., Ebeling, A., Meyer, S.T., Schulze, C., Sepperl, A. & Pufal, G. (2021). Testing a highly replicable and standardized method to rapidly assess seed removal probabilities. Basic and Applied Ecology 52: 15-23. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2021.02.008 [Data and code availability]

van Moorsel, S.J., Hahl, T., Petchey, O.L., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Schmid, B. & Wagg, C. (2021). Co-occurrence history increases ecosystem stability and resilience in experimental plant communities. Ecology 102: e03205. doi:10.1002/ecy.3205 [Data availability]

2020 Show content

Barnes, D., Scherber, C., Brose, U., Borer, E.T., Ebeling, A., Gauzens, B., Giling, D.P., Hines, J., Isbell, F., Ristok, C., Tilman, D., Weisser, W.W. & Eisenhauer, N. (2020). Biodiversity enhances the multitrophic control of arthropod herbivory. Science Advances 6: eabb6603. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abb6603 [Data availability] [Code availability]

Buzhdygan, O.Y., Meyer, S.T., Weisser, W.W., Eisenhauer, N., Ebeling, A., Borrett, S.R., Buchmann, N., Cortois, R., De Deyn, G.B., de Kroon, H., Gleixner, G., Hertzog, L.R., Hines, J., Lange, M., Mommer, L., Ravenek, J., Scherber, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scheu, S., Schmid, B., Steinauer, K., Strecker, T., Tietjen, B., Vogel, A., Weigelt , A. & Petermann, J.S. (2020). Biodiversity increases multitrophic energy use efficiency, flow and storage in grasslands. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4: 393-405. doi: 10.1038/s41559-020-1123-8 [Data availability]

Chakrabarty, A. & Schielzeth, H. (2020). Comparative analysis of the multivariate genetic architecture of morphological traits in three species of Gomphocerine grasshoppers. Heredity 124: 367-382. doi: 10.1038/s41437-41019-40276-41431 [Data availability]

Dietrich, P., Roeder, A., Cesarz, S., Eisenhauer, N., Ebeling, A., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.D., Wagg, C., Weigelt, A. & Roscher, C. (2020). Nematode communities, plant nutrient economy and life-cycle characteristics jointly determine plant monoculture performance over 12 years. Oikos 129: 466-479. doi: 10.1111/oik.06989 [Data availability]

Ebeling, A., Lind, E.W., Meyer, S.T., Barnes, A.D., Borer, E.T., Eisenhauer, N. & Weisser, W.W. (2020). Contrasting effects of plant diversity on β- and γ-diversity of grassland invertebrates. Ecology 101: e03057. doi: 10.1002/ecy.3057

Jochum, M., Fischer, M., Isbell, F., Roscher, C., van der Plas, F., Boch, S., Boenisch, G., Buchmann, N., Catford, J.A., Cavender-Bares, J., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Gleixner, G., Hölzel, N., Kattge, J., Klaus, V.H., Kleinebecker, T., Lange, M., Le Provost, G., Meyer, S.T., Molina-Venegas, R., Mommer, L., Oelmann, Y., Penone, C., Prati, D., Reich, P.B., Rindisbacher, A., Schäfer, D., Scheu, S., Schmid, B., Tilman, D., Tscharntke, T., Vogel, A., Wagg, C., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W.W., Wilcke, W. & Manning, P. (2020). The results of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiments are realistic. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4: 1485-1494. doi: 10.1038/s41559-020-1280-9 [Data and code availability]

Köhler, G. & Schielzeth, H. (2020). Green-brown polymorphism in alpine grasshoppers affects body temperature. Ecology and Evolution 10: 441-450. doi: 10.1002/ece3.5908

Lutgen, D., Ritter, R., Olsem, R.-A., Schielzeth, H., Gruselius, J., Ewels, P., García, J.T., Shirihai, H., Schweizer, M., Suh, A. & Burri, R. (2020). Linked-read sequencing enables haplotype-resolved resequencing at population scale. Molecular Ecology Resources 20: 1311-1322. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.13192 [Data availability] [ENA Accession: PRJEB38232]

Ochoa-Hueso, R., Borer, E.T., Seabloom, E.W., Hobbie, S.E., Risch, A.C., Collins, S.L., Alberti, J., Bahamonde, H.A., Brown, C.S., Caldeira, M.C., Daleo, P., Dickman, C.R., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Esch, E.H., Eskelinen, A., Fernández, V., Güsewell, S., Gutierrez-Larruga, B., Hofmockel, K., Laungani, R., Lind, E., López, A., McCulley, R.L., Moore, J.L., Peri, P.L., Power, S.A., Price, J.N., Prober, S.M., Roscher, C., Sarneel, J.M., Schütz, M., Siebert, J., Standish, R.J., Velasco Ayuso, S., Virtanen, R., Wardle, G.M., Wiehl, G., Yahdjian, L. & Zamin, T. (2020). Microbial processing of plant remains is co-limited by multiple nutrients in global grasslands. Global Change Biology 26: 4572-4582. doi: 10.1111/gcb.15146 [Data availability]

Prajapati, V.K., Varma, M. & Vadassery, J. (2020). In silico identification of effector proteins from generalist herbivore Spodoptera litura. BMC Genomics 21: 819. doi: 10.1186/s12864-020-07196-4

Schielzeth, H. (2020). Varianzdekomposition mit gemischten Modellen zur Analyse von Individualität im Verhalten. Naguib, M. & Krause, E.T. (eds): Methoden der Verhaltensbiologie. pp. 94-99. Springer, Berlin. doi: 10.1007/978-3-662-60415-1_8

Schielzeth, H. & Dieker, P. (2020). The green-brown polymorphism of the club-legged grasshopper Gomphocerus sibiricus is heritable and appears genetically simple. BMC Evolutionary Biology 20: 63. doi: 10.1186/s12862-020-01630-7 [Data availability]

Schielzeth, H., Dingemanse, N., Nakagawa, S., Westneat, D.F., Allegue, H., Teplisky, C., Réale, D., Dochtermann, N.A., Garamszegi, L.Z. & Araya-Ajoy, Y.G. (2020). Robustness of linear mixed-effects models to violations of distributional assumptions. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11: 1141-1152. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.13434 [Code availability]

Schmoll, T., Rudolfsen, G., Schielzeth, H. & Kleven, O. (2020). Sperm velocity in a promiscuous bird across experimental media of different viscosities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287: 20201031. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2020.1031 [Data and code availability]

Shah, A., Hoffman, J.I. & Schielzeth, H. (2020). Comparative analysis of genomic repeat content in gomphocerine grasshoppers reveals expansion of satellite DNA and helitrons in species with unusually large genomes. Genome Biology and Evolution 12: 1180–1193. doi: 10.1093/gbe/evaa119 [Data availability] [NCBI Accession: PRJNA559340]

van der Plas, F., Schröder-Georgi, T., Weigelt, A., Barry, K., Meyer, S., Alzate, A., Barnard, R.L., Buchmann, N., de Kroon, H., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Engels, C., Fischer, M., Gleixner, G., Hildebrandt, A., Koller-France, E., Leimer, S., Milcu, A., Mommer, L., Niklaus, P.A., Oelmann, Y., Roscher, C., Scherber, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scheu, S., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.-D., Temperton, V., Tscharntke, T., Voigt, W., Weisser, W., Wilcke, W. & Wirth, C. (2020). Plant traits alone are poor predictors of ecosystem properties and long-term ecosystem functioning. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4: 1602–1611. doi: 10.1038/s41559-020-01316-9 [Data availability] [Code availability]

Voelkl, B., Altman, N.S., Forsman, A., Forstmeier, W., Gurevitch, J., Jaric, I., Karp, N.A., Kas, M.J., Schielzeth, H., Van de Casteele, T. & Würbel, H. (2020). Reproducibility of animal research in light of biological variation. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 21: 384-393. doi: 10.1038/s41583-020-0313-3

Westneat, D.F., Araya-Ajoy, Y.G., Allegue, H., Class, B., Dingemanse, N., Dochtermann, N.A., Garamszegi, L.Z., Martin, J.G.A., Nakagawa, S., Réale, D. & Schielzeth, H. (2020). Collision between biological process and statistical analysis revealed by mean centring. Journal of Animal Ecology 89: 2813-2824. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.13360 [Code availability]

2019 Show content

Barry, K.E., Weigelt, A., van Ruijven, J., de Kroon, H., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Gessler, A., Ravenek, J.M., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Oram, N.J., Vogel, A., Wagg, C. & Mommer, L. (2019). Above- and belowground overyielding are related at the community and species level in a grassland biodiversity experimen. Advances in Ecological Research 61: 55-89. doi: 10.1016/bs.aecr.2019.05.001

Beugnon, R., Steinauer, K., Barnes, A., Ebeling, A., Roscher, C. & Eisenhauer, N. (2019). Plant functional trait identity and diversity effects on soil meso- and macrofauna in an experimental grassland. Advances in Ecological Research 61: 163-184. doi: 10.1016/bs.aecr.2019.06.004

Chakrabarty, A., van Kronenberg, P., Toliopoulos, N. & Schielzeth, H. (2019). Direct and indirect genetic effects on reproductive investment in a grasshopper. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 32: 331-342. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13417 [Data availability]

Eisenhauer, N., Schielzeth, H., Barnes, A.D., Barry, K., Bonn, A., Brose, U., Bruelheide, H., Buchmann, N., Buscot, F., Ebeling, A., Ferlian, O., Freschet, G.T., Giling, D.P., Hättenschwiler, S., Hillebrand, H., Hines, J., Isbell, F., Koller-France, E., König-Ries, B., de Kroon, H., Meyer, S.T., Milcu, A., Müller, J., Nock, C.A., Petermann, J.S., Roscher, C., Scherber, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmid, B., Schnitzer, S.A., Schuldt, A., Tscharntke, T., Türke, M., van Dam, N.M., van der Plas, F., Vogel, A., Wagg, C., Wardle, D.A., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W.W., Wirth, C. & Jochum, M. (2019). A multitrophic, eco-evolutionary perspective on biodiversity-ecosystem functioning research. Advances in Ecological Research 61: 1-54. doi:10.1016/bs.aecr.2019.06.001

Firn, J., McGree, J.M., Harvey, E., Flores-Moreno, H., Schütz, M., Buckley, Y.M., Borer, E.T., Seabloom, E.W., La Pierre, K.J., MacDougall, A.M., Prober, S.M., Stevens, C.J., Sullivan, L.L., Porter, E., Ladouceur, E., Allen, C., Moromizato, K.H., Morgan, J.W., Harpole, W.S., Hautier, Y., Eisenhauer, N., Wright, J.P., Adler, P.B., Arnillas, C.A., Bakker, J.D., Biederman, L., Broadbent, A.A.D., Brown, C.S., Bugalho, M.N., Caldeira, M.C., Cleland, E.E., Ebeling, A., Fay, P.A., Hagenah, N., Kleinhesselink, A.R., Mitchell, R., Moore, J.L., Nogueira, C., Peri, P.L., Roscher, C., Smith, M.D., Wragg, P.D. & Risch, A.C. (2019). Leaf nutrients, not specific leaf area, are consistent indicators of elevated nutrient inputs. Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 400-406. doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0790-1 [Data availability]

Gaigher, A., Burri, R., San-Jose, L.M., Roulin, A. & Fumagalli, L. (2019). Lack of statistical power as a major limitation in understanding MHC‐mediated immunocompetence in wild vertebrate populations. Molecular Ecology 28: 5115-5132. doi: 10.1111/mec.15276 [Data and code availability] [GenBank Accession: KX189198–KX189343, MG595289-MG595313, MG595314–MG595330]

Giling, D.P., Beaumelle, L., Phillips, H.R.P., Cesarz, S., Eisenhauer, N., Ferlian, O., Gottschall, F., Guerra, C., Hines, J., Sendek, A., Siebert, J., Thakur, M.P. & Barnes, A.D. (2018). A niche for ecosystem multifunctionality in global change research. Global Change Biology 25: 763-774. doi: 10.1111/gcb.14528

Giling, D.P., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Meyer, S.T., Roscher, C., Rzanny, M., Voigt, W., Weisser, W.W. & Hines, J. (2019). Plant diversity alters the representation of motifs in food webs. Nature Communications 10: 1226. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-08856-0 [Data availability]

González Macé, O., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Cesarz, S. & Scheu, S. (2019). Variations in trophic niches of generalist predators with plant community composition as indicated by stable isotopes and fatty acids. Soil Organisms 91: 45-59. doi: 10.25674/so91204

Guimarães-Steinicke, C., Weigelt, A., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Duque-Lazo, J., Reu, B., Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Wagg, C. & Wirth, C. (2019). Terrestrial laser scanning reveals temporal changes in biodiversity mechanisms driving grassland productivity. Advances in Ecological Research 61: 133-161. doi: 10.1016/bs.aecr.2019.06.003

Harry, I., Höfer, H., Schielzeth, H. & Assmann, T. (2019). Protected habitats of Natura 2000 do not coincide with important diversity hotspots of arthropods in mountain grasslands. Insect Conservation and Diversity 12: 329-338. doi: 10.1111/icad.12349

Hines, J., Ebeling, A., Barnes, A., Brose, U., Scherber, C., Scheu, S., Tscharntke, T., Weisser, W.W., Giling, D.P., Klein, A. & Eisenhauer, N. (2019). Mapping change in biodiversity and ecosystem function research: Food webs foster integration of experiments and science policy. Advances in Ecological Research 61: 297-322. doi: 10.1016/bs.aecr.2019.06.008

Hines, J., Giling, D.P., Rzanny, M., Voigt, W., Meyer, S.T., Weisser, W.W., Eisenhauer, N. & Ebeling, A. (2019). A meta food web for invertebrate species collected in a European grassland. Ecology 100: e02679. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2679 [Data availability]

Koshkina, A.I., Koshkin, A.V., Timoshenko, A.Y., Koshkin, A.A. & Schielzeth, H. (2019). White-headed Duck Oxyura leucocephala surveys in Kazakhstan suggest larger and apparently increasing Eastern population of an endangered wetland species. Bird Study 66: 111-120. doi: 10.1080/00063657.00062019.01618239

Manning, P., Loos, J., Barnes, A.D., Batáry, P., Bianchi, F.J.J.A., Buchmann, N., De Deyn, G.B., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Fischer, M., Fründ, J., Grass, I., Isselstein, J., Jochum, M., Klein, A.M., Klingenberg, E.O.F., Landis, D.A., Lepš, J., Lindborgs, R., Meyer, S.T., Temperton, V.M., Westphal, C. & Tscharntke, T. (2019). Transferring biodiversityecosystem function research to the management of ‘real-world’ ecosystems. Advances in Ecological Research 61: 323-356. doi: 10.1016/bs.aecr.2019.06.009

Risch, A.C., Zimmermann, S., Ochoa-Hueso, R., Schütz, M., Frey, B., Firn, J.L., Fay, P.A., Hagedorn, F., Borer, E.T., Seabloom, E.W., Harpole, W.S., Knops, J.M.H., McCulley, R.L., Broadbent, A.A.D., Stevens, C.J., Silveira, M.L., Adler, P.B., Báez, S., Biederman, L.A., Blair, J.M., Brown, C.S., Caldeira, M.C., Collins, S.L., Daleo, P., di Virgilio, A., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Esch, E., Eskelinen, A., Hagenah, N., Hautier, Y., Kirkman, K.P., MacDougall, A.S., Moore, J.L., Power, S.A., Prober, S.M., Roscher, C., Sankaran, M., Siebert, J., Speziale, K.L., Tognetti, P.M., Virtanen, R., Yahdjian, L. & Moser, B. (2019). Soil net nitrogen mineralisation across global grasslands. Nature Communications 10: 4981. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-12948-2 [Data availability]

Ristok, C., Poeschl, Y., Dudenhöffer, J.H., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Vergara, F., Wagg, C., van Dam, N.M. & Weinhold, A. (2019). Plant species richness elicits changes in the metabolome of grassland species via soil biotic legacy. Journal of Ecology 107: 2240-2254. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13185 [Data availability]

Schuldt, A., Ebeling, A., Kunz, M., Staab, M., Guimaraes-Steinicke, C., Bachmann, D., Buchmann, N., Durka, W., Fichtner, A., Fornoff, F., Hardtle, W., Hertzog, L.R., Klein, A.M., Roscher, C., Schaller, J., von Oheimb, G., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W., Wirth, C., Zhang, J., Bruelheide, H. & Eisenhauer, N. (2019). Multiple plant diversity components drive consumer communities across ecosystems. Nature Communications 10: 1460. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-09448-8 [Data availability]

Schweizer, M., Warmuth, V.M., Alaei Kakhki, N., Aliabadian, M., Förschler, M., Shirihai, H., Ewels, P., Gruselius, J., Olsen, R.A., Schielzeth, H., Suh, A. & Burri, R. (2019). Genome-wide evidence supports mitochondrial relationships and pervasive parallel phenotypic evolution in open-habitat chats. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 139: 106568. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2019.106568 [Data availability] [Data availability]

Schweizer, M., Warmuth, V., Alaei Kakhki, N., Aliabadian, M., Förschler, M., Shirihai, H., Suh, A. & Burri, R. (2019). Parallel plumage colour evolution and introgressive hybridization in wheatears. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31: 100-110. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13401 [Data availability]

Shah, A., Hoffman, J.I. & Schielzeth, H. (2019). Transcriptome assembly for a colour-polymorphic grasshopper (Gomphocerus sibiricus) with a very large genome size. BMC Genomics 20: 370. doi: 10.1186/s12864-019-5756-4 [[NCBI SRA accession: GHKV00000000]

Vogel, A., Ebeling, A., Gleixner, G., Roscher, C., Scheu, S., Ciobanu, M., Koller-France, E., Lange, M., Lochner, A., Meyer, S.T., Oelmann, Y., Wilcke, W., Schmid, B. & Eisenhauer, N. (2019). A new experimental approach to test why biodiversity effects strengthen as ecosystems age. Advances in Ecological Research 61: 221-264. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.aecr.2019.06.006

Vogel, A., Manning, P., W., C.M., Cowles, J., Isbell, F., Jousset, A.L.C., Kimmel, K., Meyer, S.T., Reich, P.B., Roscher, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Tilman, D., Weigelt, A., Weight, A.J., Eisenhauer, N. & Wagg, C. (2019). Lost in trait space: Species-poor communities are inflexible in properties that drive ecosystem functioning. Advances in Ecological Research 61: 91-131. doi: 10.1016/bs.aecr.2019.06.002

2018 Show content

Buchmann, T., Schumacher, J., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Fischer, M., Gleixner, G., Hacker, N., Lange, M., Oelmann, Y., Schulze, E.-D., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W.W., Wilcke, W. & Roscher, C. (2018). Connecting experimental biodiversity research to real-world grasslands. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 33: 78-88. doi: 10.1016/j.ppees.2018.06.002

Craven, D., Eisenhauer, N., Pearse, W.D., Hautier, Y., Isbell, F., Roscher, C., Bahn, M., Beierkuhnlein, C., Bönisch, G., Buchmann, N., Byun, C., Catford, J.A., Cerabolini, B.E.L., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Craine, J.M., De Luca, E., Ebeling, A., Griffin, J.N., Hector, A., Hines, J., Jentsch, A., Kattge, J., Kreyling, J., Lanta, V., Lemoine, N., Meyer, S.T., Minden, V., Onipchenko, V., Polley, H.W., Reich, P.B., van Ruijven, J., Schamp, B., Smith, M.D., Soudzilovskaia, N.A., Tilman, D., Weigelt, A., Wilsey, B. & Manning, P. (2018). Multiple facets of biodiversity drive the diversity–stability relationship. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2: 1579–1587. doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0647-7 [Code availability]

de Villemereuil, P., Morrisey, M., Nakagawa, S. & Schielzeth, H. (2018). Fixed effect variance and the estimation of repeatabilities and heritabilities: Issues and solutions. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31: 621-632. doi: 10.1111/jeb.13232 [Code availability].

Dieker, P., Beckmann, L., Teckentrup, J. & Schielzeth, H. (2018). Spatial analyses of two colour polymorphisms in an alpine grasshopper reveal a role of small-scale heterogeneity. Ecology and Evolution 8: 7273-7284. doi: 10.1002/ece1003.4156.

Dudenhöffer, J.-H., Ebeling, A., Klein, A.-M. & Wagg, C. (2018). Beyond biomass: Soil feedbacks are transient over plant life stages and alter fitness. Journal of Ecology 106: 230-241. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12870 [Data availability]

Ebeling, A., Hines, J., Hertzog, L.R., Lange, M., Meyer, S.T., Simons, N.K. & Weisser, W.W. (2018). Plant diversity effects on arthropods and arthropod-dependent ecosystem functions in a biodiversity experiment. Basic and Applied Ecology 26: 50-63. doi:10.1016/j.baae.2017.09.014

Ebeling, A., Rzanny, M., Lange, M., Eisenhauer, N., Hertzog, L.R., Meyer, S.T. & Weisser, W.W. (2017). Plant diversity induces shifts in the functional structure and diversity across trophic levels. Oikos 217: 208-219. doi:10.1111/oik.04210 [Data availability]

Eisenhauer, N., Hines, J., Isbell, F., van der Plas, F., Hobbie, S.E., Kazanski, C.E., Lehmann, A., Liu, M., Lochner, A., Rillig, M.C., Vogel, A., Worm, K. & Reich, P.B. (2018). Plant diversity maintains multiple soil functions in future environments. eLife 7: e41228. doi: 10.7554/eLife.41228.001 [Data availability]

Eisenhauer, N., Vogel, A., Jensen, B. & Scheu, S. (2018). Decomposer diversity increases biomass production and shifts aboveground-belowground biomass allocation of common wheat. Scientific Reports 8: 17894. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-36294-3

Guiz, J., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Hacker, N., Hertzog, L., Oelmann, Y., Roscher, C., Wagg, C. & Hillebrand, H. (2018). Interspecific competition alters leaf stoichiometry in 20 grassland species. Oikos 127: 903-914. doi: 10.1111/oik.04907 [Data availability]

Köhler, G., Ebeling, A., Reichelt, E. & Voigt, W. (2018). Heuschrecken (Orthoptera) im Jena-Experiment: Besiedlung, Verteilung und die Folgen einer Überflutung. Articulata 33: 147-160.

Meyer, S.T., Ptacnik, R., Hillebrand, H., Bessler, H., Buchmann, N., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Engels, C., Fischer, M., Halle, S., Klein, A.-M., Oelmann, Y., Roscher, C., Rottstock, T., Scherber, C., Scheu, S., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.-D., Temperton, V.M., Tscharntke, T., Voigt, W., Weigelt, A., Wilcke, W. & Weisser, W.W. (2018). Biodiversity–multifunctionality relationships depend on identity and number of measured functions. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2: 44-49. doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0391-4 [Data and code availability]

Muenchow, J., Dieker, P., Kluge, J., Kessler, M. & von Wehrden, H. ( 2017). A review of ecological gradient research in the tropics: Identifying research gaps, future research directions, and conservation priorities. Biodiversity and Conservation 27: 273-285. doi:10.1007/s10531-017-1465-y

Schielzeth, H., Rios Villamil, A. & Burri, R. (2018). Success and failure in replication of genotype-phenotype associations: How does replication help in understanding the genetic basis of phenotypic variation in outbred populations? Molecular Ecology Resources 4: 739-754. doi: 10.1111/1755-0998.12780.

Valverde, J.P., Eggert, H., Kurtz, J. & Schielzeth, H. (2018). Condition-dependence and sexual ornamentation: Effects of immune challenges on a highly sexually dimorphic grasshopper. Insect Science 25: 617-630. doi:10.1111/1744-7917.12448

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Allegue, H., Araya-Ajoy, Y.G., Dingemanse, N.J., Dochtermann, N.A., Garamszegi, L.Z., Nakagawa, S., Réale, D., Schielzeth, H. & Westneat, D.F. (2017). Statistical quantification of individual differences (SQuID): an educational and statistical tool for understanding multilevel phenotypic data in linear mixed models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8: 257-267. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12659 [R package]

Burri, R. (2017). Interpreting differentiation landscapes in the light of long-term linked selection. Evolution Letters 1: 118-131.doi:10.1002/evl3.14

Burri, R. (2017). Dissecting differentiation landscapes: a linked selections perspective. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 30: 1501-1505. doi:10.1111/jeb.13108

Burri, R. (2017). Linked selection, demography, and the evolution of correlated genomic landscapes in birds and beyond. Molecular Ecology 26: 3853-3856. doi:10.1111/mec.14167

Cesarz, S., Ciobanu, M., Wright, A.J., Ebeling, A., Vogel, A., Weisser, W.W. & Eisenhauer, N. (2017). Plant species richness sustains higher trophic levels of soil nematode communities after consecutive environmental perturbations. Oecologia 184: 715-728. doi:10.1007/s00442-017-3893-5

Chen, H., Oram, N.J., Barry, K.E., Mommer, L., van Ruijven, J., de Kroon, H., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Fischer, C., Gleixner, G., Gessler, A., González Macé, O., Hacker, N., Hildebrandt, A., Lange, M., SchererLorenzen, M., Scheu, S., Oelmann, Y., Wagg, C., Wilcke, W., Wirth, C. & Weigelt, A. (2017). Root chemistry and soil fauna, but not soil abiotic conditions explain the effects of plant diversity on root decomposition. Oecologia 185:  499-511. doi:10.1007/s00442-017-3962-9 [Data availability]

Dutoit, L., Burri, R., Nater, A., Mugal, C. F. & Ellegren, H. (2017). Genomic distribution and estimation of nucleotide diversity in natural populations: perspectives from the collared flycatcher (Ficedula albicollis) genome. Molecular Ecology Resources 17: 586-597. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12602 [ENA accession: PRJEB7359] [Code availability]

Engel, J., Hertzog, L., Tiede, J., Wagg, C., Ebeling, A., Briesen, H. & Weisser, W.W. (2017). Pitfall trap sampling bias depends on body mass, temperature, and trap number: insights from an individual-based model. Ecosphere 8: e01790. doi:10.1002/ecs2.1790

Fornoff, F., Klein, A.-M., Hartig, F., Benadi, G., Venjakob, C., Schaefer, H.M. & Ebeling, A. (2017). Functional flower traits and their diversity drive pollinator visitation. Oikos 126: 1020-1030. doi:10.1111/oik.03869

Goebel, J., Promerová, M., Bonadonn, F., McKoy, K.D. Serbielle, C., Standh, M., Yannic, G., Burri, R.*, & Fumagalli, L.* (2017) *joint senior authors. 100 million years of multigene family evolution: origin and evolution of the avian MHC class IIB. BMC Genomics 18: 460. doi:10.1186/s12864-017-3839-7

Hertzog, L.R., Ebeling, A., Weisser, W.W. & Meyer, S.T. (2017). Plant diversity increases predation by ground-dwelling invertebrate predators. Ecosphere 8: e01990. doi:10.1002/ecs2.1990

Kawakami, T., Mugal, C.F., Suh, A., Nater, A., Burri, R., Smeds, L. & Ellegren, H. (2017). Whole-genome patterns of linkage disequilibrium across flycatcher populations clarify the causes and consequences of fine-scale recombination rate variation in birds. Molecular Ecology 26: 4158-4172. doi:10.1111/mec.14197 [Data availability]
[ENA accession: PRJEB7359] [Code availability]

Knief, U., Schielzeth, H., Backström, N., Hemmrich-Stanisak, G., Wittig, M., Franke, A., Griffith, S.C., Ellegren, H., Kempenaers, B. & Forstmeier, W. (2017). Association mapping of morphological traits in wild and captive zebra finches: reliable within but not between populations. Molecular Ecology 26: 1285-1305. doi:10.1111/mec.14009 [Data availability]

Köhler, G., Samietz, J. & Schielzeth, H. (2017). Morphological and colour morph clines along an altitudinal gradient in the meadow grasshopper Pseudochorthippus parallelus. PLoS One 12: e0189815. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0189815 [Data availability]

Krause, E.T., Krüger, O. & Schielzeth, H. (2017). Long-term effects of early nutrition and environmental matching on developmental and personality traits in zebra finches. Animal Behaviour 128: 103-115. doi:10.1016/j.anbehav.2017.04.003 [Data availability]

Meyer, S.T., Scheithe, L., Hertzog, L., Ebeling, A., Wagg, C., Roscher, C. & Weisser, W.W. (2017). Consistent increase in herbivory along two experimental plant diversity gradients over multiple years. Ecosphere 8: e01876. doi:10.1002/ecs2.1876

Nakagawa, S., Johnson, P.C.D. & Schielzeth, H. (2017). The coefficient of determination R² and intra-class correlation coefficient from generalized linear mixed-effects models revised and expanded. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 14: 20170213. doi:10.1098/rsif.2017.0213 [Code availability]

Promerová, M., Alavioon, G., Tusso, S., Burri, R. & Immler, S. (2017). No evidence for MHC class II-based non-random mating at the gametic haplotype in Atlantic salmon. Heredity 118: 563-567. doi:10.1038/hdy.2016.129

Stoffel, M.A., Nakagawa, S. & Schielzeth, H. (2017). rptR: Repeatability estimation and variance decomposition by generalized linear mixed-effects models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 8: 1639-1644. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12797

Vijay, N., Weissensteiner, M., Burri, R., Kawakami, T., Ellegren, H. & Wolf, J.B.W. (2017). Genomewide patterns of variation in genetic diversity are shared among populations, species and higher-order taxa. Molecular Ecology 26: 4284-4295. doi:10.1111/mec.14195

Wagg, C., O'Brien, M.J., Vogel, A., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Eisenhauer, N., Schmid, B. & Weigelt, A. (2017). Plant diversity maintains long-term ecosystem productivity under frequent drought by increasing short-term variation. Ecology 98: 2952-2961. doi:10.1002/ecy.2003

Wagg, C., Ebeling, A., Roscher, C., Ravenek, J., Bachmann, D., Eisenhauer, N., Mommer, L., Buchmann, N., Hillebrand, H., Schmid, B. & Weisser, W.W. (2017). Functional trait dissimilarity drives both species complementarity and competitive disparity. Functional Ecology 31: 2320-2329. doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12945 [Data availability]

Wollenberg Valero, K.C., Garcia-Porta, J., Rodríguez, A., Arias, M., Shah, A., Randrianiaina, R.D., Brown, J.L., Glaw, F., Amat, F., Künzel, S., Metzler, D., Isokpehi, R.D. & Vences, M. (2017). Transcriptomic and macroevolutionary evidence for phenotypic uncoupling between frog life history phases. Nature Communications 8: 15213. doi:10.1038/ncomms15213

Wright, A.J., de Kroon, H., Visser, E.J.W., Buchmann, T., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Fischer, C., Hildebrandt, A., Ravenek, J., Roscher, C., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W., Voesenek, L.A.C.J. & Mommer, L. (2017). Plants are less negatively affected by flooding when growing in species-rich plant communities. New Phytologist 213:  645-656. doi:10.1111/nph.14185

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Burri, R., Antoniazza, S., Gaigher, A., Ducrest, A.L., Simon, C., Fumagalli, L., Goudet, J., Roulin, A. & Network, E.B.O. (2016). The genetic basis of color-related local adaptation in a ring-like colonization around the Mediterranean. Evolution 70: 140-153. doi:10.1111/evo.12824

Craven, D., Isbell, F., Manning, P., Connolly, J., Bruelheide, H., Ebeling, A., Roscher, C., van Ruijven, J., Weigelt, A., Wilsey, B., Beierkuhnlein, C., de Luca, E., Griffin, J.N., Hautier, Y., Hector, A., Jentsch, A., Kreyling, J., Lanta, V., Loreau, M., Meyer, S.T., Mori, A.S., Naeem, S., Palmborg, C., Polley, H.W., Reich, P.B., Schmid, B., Siebenkas, A., Seabloom, E., Thakur, M.P., Tilman, D., Vogel, A. & Eisenhauer, N. (2016). Plant diversity effects on grassland productivity are robust to both nutrient enrichment and drought. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371: 20150277. doi:10.1098/rstb.2015.0277

de Villemereuil, P., Schielzeth, H., Nakagawa, S. & Morrisey, M. (2016). General methods for evolutionary quantitative genetic inference from generalised mixed models. Genetics 204: 1281-1294. doi:10.1534/genetics.115.186536

Drees, C., Husemann, M., Homburg, K., Brandt, P., Dieker, P., Habel, J.C., Von Wehrden, H., Zumstein, P. & Assmann, T. (2016). Molecular analyses and species distribution models indicate cryptic northern mountain refugia for a forest-dwelling ground beetle. Journal of Biogeography 23: 2223-2236. doi:10.1111/jbi.12828

Fischer, F.M., Wright, A.J., Eisenhauer, N., Ebeling, A., Roscher, C., Wagg, C., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W.W. & Pillar, V.D. (2016). Plant species richness and functional traits affect community stability after a flood event. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371: 20150276. doi:10.1098/Rstb.2015.0276

Gaigher, A., Burri, R., Gharib, W.H., Taberlet, P., Roulin, A. & Fumagalli, L. (2016). Family-assisted inference of the genetic architecture of major histocompatibility complex variation. Molecular Ecology Resources 16: 1353-1364. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12537

Griffin, R.M., Schielzeth, H. & Friberg, U. (2016). Autosomal and X linked additive genetic variation for lifespan and aging: comparisons within and between the sexes in Drosophila melanogaster. G3-Genes Genomes Genetics 6: 3903-3911. doi:10.1534/g3.116.028308

Guiz, J., Hillebrand, H., Borer, E.T., Abbas, M., Ebeling, A., Weigelt, A., Oelmann, Y., Fornara, D., Wilcke, W., Temperton, V.M. & Weisser, W.W. (2016). Long-term effects of plant diversity and composition on plant stoichiometry. Oikos 125: 613-621. doi:10.1111/oik.02504

Hertzog, L.R., Ebeling, A., Meyer, S.T., Eisenhauer, N., Fischer, C., Hildebrandt, A., Wagg, C. & Weisser, W.W. (2016). High survival of Lasius niger during summer flooding in a European grassland. PLoS One 11: e0152777. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0152777

Hertzog, L.R., Meyer, S.T., Weisser, W.W. & Ebeling, A. (2016). Experimental manipulation of grassland plant diversity induces complex shifts in aboveground arthropod diversity. PLoS One 11: e0148768. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148768

Meyer, S.T., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Hertzog, L., Hillebrand, H., Milcu, A., Pompe, S., Abbas, M., Bessler, H., Buchmann, N., De Luca, E., Engels, C., Fischer, M., Gleixner, G., Hudewenz, A., Klein, A.-M., De Kroon, H., Leimer, S., Loranger, H., Mommer, L., Oelmann, Y., Ravenek, J.M., Roscher, C., Rottstock, T., Scherber, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scheu, S., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.-D., Staudler, A., Strecker, T., Temperton, V., Tscharntke, T., Vogel, A., Voigt, W., Weigelt, A., Wilcke, W. & Weisser, W.W. (2016). Effects of biodiversity strengthen over time as ecosystem functioning declines at low and increases at high biodiversity. Ecosphere 7: e01619. doi:10.1002/ecs2.1619

Milcu, A., Eugster, W., Bachmann, D., Guderle, M., Gockele, A., Landais, D., Ravel, O., Gessler, A., Ebeling, A., Weisser, W.W., Roy, J. & Hildebrandt, A. (2016). Plant species and functional diversity increase grassland productivity- related water vapor fluxes: a combined Ecotron and modeling approach. Ecology 97: 2044-2054. doi:10.1890/15-1110.1

Schaller, J., Roscher, C., Hillebrand, H., Weigelt, A., Oelmann, Y., Wilcke, W., Ebeling, A. & Weisser, W.W. (2016). Plant diversity and functional groups affect Si and Ca pools in aboveground biomass of grassland systems. Oecologia 182: 277-286. doi:10.1007/s00442-016-3647-9

Shah, A.B., Schielzeth, H., Albersmeier, A., Kalinowski, J. & Hoffman, J. (2016). High throughput sequencing and graph-based cluster analysis facilitate microsatellite development from a highly complex genome. Ecology and Evolution 6: 5718-5727. doi:10.1002/ece3.2305

Tiede, J., Wemheuer, B., Traugott, M., Daniel, R., Tscharntke, T., Ebeling, A. & Scherber, C. (2016). Trophic and non-trophic interactions in a biodiversity experiment assessed by next-generation sequencing. PLoS One 11: e0148781. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0148781

Venjakob, C., Klein, A.M., Ebeling, A., Tscharntke, T. & Scherber, C. (2016). Plant diversity increases spatio-temporal niche complementarity in plant-pollinator interactions. Ecology and Evolution 6: 2249-2261. doi:10.1002/ece3.2026

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