Main Experiments Publications

Florian Schnabel*†, Xiaojuan Liu*†, Matthias Kunz*, Kathryn E. Barry, Franca J. Bongers, Helge Bruelheide, Andreas Fichtner, Werner Härdtle, Shan Li, Claas-Thido Pfaff, Bernhard Schmid, Julia A. Schwarz, Zhiyao Tang, Bo Yang, Jürgen Bauhus, Goddert von Oheimb, Keping Ma and Christian Wirth. 2021. Species richness stabilizes productivity via asynchrony and drought-tolerance diversity in a large-scale tree biodiversity experiment. Science Advances. 7(51):eabk1643. https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abk1643.

Franca J. Bongers, Bernhard Schmid, Helge Bruelheide, Frans Bongers, Shan Li, Goddert von Oheimb, Yin Li, Anpeng Cheng, Keping Ma* and Xiaojuan Liu*. 2021. Functional diversity effects on productivity increase with age in a forest biodiversity experiment. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 5: 1594-1603. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-021-01564-3.

Mingqiang Wang, Chuan Yan, Arong Luo, Yi Li, Douglas Chesters, Huijie Qiao, Jingting Chen, Qingsong Zhou, Keping Ma, Helge Bruelheide, Andreas Schuldt, Zhibin Zhang and Chaodong Zhu*. 2021. Phylogenetic relatedness, functional traits, and spatial scale determine herbivore co‐occurrence in a subtropical forest. Ecological Monographs. Online. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecm.1492.

Alexander Weinhold*, Stefanie Doll, Min Liu, Andreas Schedl, Yvonne Poschl, Xingliang Xu, Steffen Neumann and Nicole M. van Dam. Tree species richness differentially affects the chemical composition of leaves, roots and root exudates in four subtropical tree species. Journal of Ecology. 110(1): 97-116. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13777.

Yi Li, Douglas Chesters, Mingqiang Wang, Tesfaye Wubet, Andreas Schuldt, Perttu Anttonen, Pengfei Guo, Jingting Chen, Qingsong Zhou, Naili Zhang, Keping Ma, Helge Bruelheide, Chunsheng Wu* and Chaodong Zhu*. 2021. Tree diversity and functional leaf traits drive herbivore-associated microbiomes in subtropical China. Ecology and Evolution. 11(11): 6153-6166. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.7434.

欧阳园丽, 张参参, 林小凡, 田立新, 顾菡娇, 陈伏生, 卜文圣*. 2021. 中国亚热带不同菌根树种的根叶形态学性状特征与生长差异: 以江西新岗山为例. 生物多样性. 29(6): 746-758. https://doi.org/10.17520/biods.2020368.

Rémy Beugnon*, Jianqing Du, Simone Cesarz, Stephanie D. Jurburg, Zhe Pang, Bala Singavarapu, Tesfaye Wubet, Kai Xue*, Yanfen Wang and Nico Eisenhauer. 2021. Tree diversity and soil chemical properties drive the linkages between soil microbial community and ecosystem functioning. ISME Communications. 1: 41. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43705-021-00040-0.

Bo Yang, Yu Liang*, Bernhard Schmid, Martin Baruffol, Yangfan Li, Ling He, Yann Salmon, Qiuyang Tian, Pascal A. Niklaus and Keping Ma. 2021. Soil Fungi Promote Biodiversity–Productivity Relationships in Experimental Communities of Young Trees. Ecosystems. Online. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-021-00689-7.

Bala Singavarapu*, Rémy Beugnon, Helge Bruelheide, Simone Cesarz, Jianqing Du, Nico Eisenhauer, Liangdong Guo, Ali Nawaz, Yanfen Wang, Kai Xue and Tesfaye Wubet*. 2021. Tree mycorrhizal type and tree diversity shape the forest soil microbiota. Environmental Microbiology. Online. https://doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.15690.

Maria D. Perles‐Garcia*, Matthias Kunz, Andreas Fichtner, Werner Härdtle and Goddert Oheimb. 2021. Tree species richness promotes an early increase of stand structural complexity in young subtropical plantations. Journal of Applied Ecology. 58(10): 2305-2314. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13973.

Gemma Rutten*, Lydia Hönig, Rowena Schwaß, Uwe Braun, Mariem Saadani, Andreas Schuldt, Stefan G. Michalski, Helge Bruelheide and Liesje Mommer. 2021. More diverse tree communities promote foliar fungal pathogen diversity, but decrease infestation rates per tree species, in a subtropical biodiversity experiment. Journal of Ecology. 109(5): 2068-2080. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13620.

Mariem Saadani*, Lydia Hönig, Steffen Bien, Michael Koehler, Gemma Rutten, Tesfaye Wubet, Uwe Braun and Helge Bruelheide. 2021. Local tree diversity suppresses foliar fungal infestation and decreases morphological but not molecular richness in a young subtropical forest. Journal of Fungi. 7: 173. https://doi.org/10.3390/jof7030173.

Markus S. Germany*, Helge Bruelheide, Alexandra Erfmeier and Cameron Wagg. 2021. Drivers of understorey biomass: tree species identity is more important than richness in a young forest. Journal of Plant Ecology. 14(3): 465-477. https://doi.org/10.1093/jpe/rtab004.

Donghao Wu, Michael Staab and Mingjian Yu*. 2021. Canopy closure retards fine wood decomposition in subtropical regenerating forests. Ecosystems. 24: 1875-1890. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-021-00622-y.

Stefan Trogisch*, Xiaojuan Liu, Gemma Rutten* and Helge Bruelheide. 2021. Tree diversity effects on ecosystem functioning–Introduction. Basic and Applied Ecology. 55: 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2021.06.004.

Andréa Davrinche* and Sylvia Haider. 2021. Intra-specific leaf trait responses to species richness at two different local scales. Basic and Applied Ecology. 55: 20-32. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2021.04.011.

Stefan Trogisch*, Xiaojuan Liu*, Gemma Rutten, Kai Xue*, Jürgen Bauhus, Ulrich Brose, Wensheng Bu, Simone Cesarz, Douglas Chesters, John Connolly, Xiaoyong Cui, Nico Eisenhauer, Liangdong Guo, Sylvia Haider, Werner Härdtle, Matthias Kunz, Lingli Liu, Zeqing Ma, Steffen Neumann, Weiguo Sang, Andreas Schuldt, Zhiyao Tang, Nicole M. van Dam, Goddert von Oheimb, Ming-Qiang Wang, Shaopeng Wang, Alexander Weinhold, Christian Wirth, Tesfaye Wubet, Xingliang Xu, Bo Yang, Naili Zhang, Chao-Dong Zhu, Keping Ma, Yanfen Wang and Helge Bruelheide. 2021. The significance of tree-tree interactions for forest ecosystem functioning. Basic and Applied Ecology. 55: 33-52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2021.02.003.

Gheyur Gheyret, Hongtu Zhang, Yanpei Guo, Tongyan Liu, Yunhao Bai, Shan Li, Bernhard Schmid, Helge Bruelheide, Keping Ma and Zhiyao Tang*. 2021. Radial growth response of trees to seasonal soil humidity in a subtropical forest. Basic and Applied Ecology. 55: 74-86. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2021.02.015.

Liwei Ma†, Franca J. Bongers†, Shan Li, Ting Tang, Bo Yang, Keping Ma and Xiaojuan Liu*. 2021. Species identity and composition effects on community productivity in a subtropical forest. Basic and Applied Ecology. 55: 87-97. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2021.01.005.

Xingchun Li, Xin Qian, Cheng Gao, Steffen Seitz, Thomas Scholten, Yonglong Wang, Hui Yao, Huiyun Gan and Liangdong Guo*. 2021. Plant identity strongly structures the root-associated fungal community in a diverse subtropical forest. Basic and Applied Ecology. 55: 98-109. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2021.01.002.

Pengfei Guo, Mingqiang Wang, Michael Orr, Yi Li, Jingting Chen, Qingsong Zhou, Michael Staab, Felix Fornoff, Guohua Chen, Naili Zhang, Alexandra-Maria Klein and Chaodong Zhu*. 2021. Tree diversity promotes predatory wasps and parasitoids but not pollinator bees in a subtropical experimental forest. Basic and Applied Ecology. 55: 124-132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2021.03.007.

Julia Schwarz*†, Florian Schnabel*† and Jürgen Bauhus. 2021. A conceptual framework and experimental design for analysing the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning (BEF) in agroforestry systems. Basic and Applied Ecology. 55: 133-151. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2021.05.002.

Michaela Hildebrand*, Maria D. Perles-Garcia, Matthias Kunz, Werner Härdtle, Goddert von Oheimb and Andreas Fichtner. 2021. Tree-tree interactions and crown complementarity: The role of functional diversity and branch traits for canopy packing. Basic and Applied Ecology. 50: 217-227. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2020.12.003.

Kirstin Jansen*, Goddert von Oheimb, Helge Bruelheide, Werner Hardtle and Andreas Fichtner. 2021. Tree species richness modulates water supply in the local tree neighbourhood: evidence from wood δ13C signatures in a large-scale forest experiment. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 288: 20203100. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.3100.