Main Experiments Publications

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. Online. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-021-00622-y.

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. Online. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2021.02.015.

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. 53:134-142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2021.03.007.

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. Online. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2021.02.003.

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. Online. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2021.01.002.

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.

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. Online. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2021.01.005.

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. Online. 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.

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.