Publikationen der Arbeitsgruppe


Sandner, T.M, Brand, M.J., Hickler, M., Korell, L., Matthies, D. (accepted): Local adaptation of a generalist hemiparasitic plant to one of its potential host plants. Oikos.


Rehling, F.,  Jongejans, E., Schlautmann, J., Albrecht, J., Fassbender, H., Jaroszewicz, B., Matthies, D., Waldschmidt, L., Farwig, N., Schabo, D.G. (2023): Common seed dispersers contribute most to the persistence of a fleshy-fruited tree. Communications Biology 6:330.

Moncalvillo, B., Matthies, D. (2023): Host age affects the performance of the root hemiparasitic plant Rhinanthus alectorolophus. Ecology and Evolution 2023;13:e10167.

Kozlov, M.V., Zverev, V., Sandner, T.M., van Nieukerken, E.J. & Zvereva, E.L. (2023): Poleward increase in feeding efficiency of leafminer Stigmella lapponica (Lepidoptera: Nepticulidae) in a latitudinal gradient crossing a boreal forest zone. Insect Science 30: 857–866.

Ensslin, A., Sandner, T.M., Godefroid, S. (2023): Does the reduction of seed dormancy during ex situ cultivation affect the germination and establishment of plants reintroduced into the wild? Journal of Applied Ecology 60: 685–695.

Moncalvillo, B., Matthies, D. (2023): Performance of a parasitic plant and its effects on hosts depend on the interactions between parasite seed-family and host species. AoB Plants 15: 1–11.


Ludewig, K., Klinger, Y. P., Donath, T. W., Bärmann, L., Eichberg, C., […], Sandner, T.M., […], Żołnierz, L. & Eckstein, R. L. (2022): Phenology and morphology of the invasive legume Lupinus polyphyllus along a latitudinal gradient in Europe. Neobiota 78: 185–206.

Walisch, T.J., Colling, G., Hermant, S., & Matthies, D. (2022): Molecular and quantitative genetic variation within and between populations of the declining grassland species Saxifraga granulata. Ecology and Evolution, 12(11): e9462.

Sandner, T.M., Dotzert, A., Gerken, F. & Matthies, D. (2022): Inbreeding depression changes with stress response over time in flooded Mimulus guttatus. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 57: 125697.

Daco, L., Matthies, D., Hermant, S., & Colling, G. (2022). Genetic diversity and differentiation of populations of Anthyllis vulneraria along elevational and latitudinal gradients. Ecology and evolution, 12(8): e9167.

Sandner, T.M., Gemeinholzer, B., Lemmer, J., Matthies, D. & Ensslin, A. (2022): Continuous inbreeding affects genetic variation, phenology and reproductive strategy in ex situ cultivated Digitalis lutea. American Journal of Botany 109: 1545–1559.

Sandner, T.M., Schoppan, L. & Matthies, D. (2022): Seedlings of a hemiparasite recognize legumes, but do not distinguish good from poor host species. Folia Geobotanica 57: 117–126.


Rincón‐Barrado, M., Olsson, S., Villaverde, T., Moncalvillo, B., Pokorny, L., Forrest, A., Riina, R. & Sanmartín, I. (2021). Ecological and geological processes impacting speciation modes drive the formation of wide‐range disjunctions within tribe Putorieae (Rubiaceae). Journal of Systematics and Evolution, 59(5): 915–934.

Fichtner, A., Jansen, D., Härdtle, W., Matthies, D., Arnold, V., Erfmeier, A., Hemke, T., Lütt, S., Romahn, K., Schmidt, M., Sturm, K., von Oheimb, G., Wiebe, C., Ohse, B. (2021): Der Scheidige Gelbstern (Gagea spathacea): Schutzstrategien für eine Verantwortungsart in Deutschland. Natur und Landschaft 97: 71–77.

Daco, L., Colling, G., Matthies, D. (2021): Altitude and latitude have different effects on population characteristics of the widespread plant Anthyllis vulneraria. Oecologia 197: 537–549.

Matthies, D. (2021). Closely related parasitic plants have similar host requirements and related effects on hosts. Ecology and Evolution 11: 12011–12024.

Sandner, T.M., Matthies, D. & Waller, D.M. (2021): Stresses affect inbreeding depression in complex ways:
disentangling stress-specific genetic effects from effects of initial size in plants. Heredity 127: 347–356.

Rehling, F., Sandner, T.M. & Matthies, D. (2021): Biomass partitioning in response to intraspecific competition depends on nutrients and species characteristics: a study of 43 plant species. Journal of Ecology (109): 2219–2233.

Travers, E., Härdtle, W., Matthies, D. (2021): Corridors as a tool for linking habitats – Shortcomings and perspectives for plant conservation. Journal for Nature Conservation (60): 125974.

Moncalvillo, B., Matesanz, S., Escudero, A., Sánchez, A.M. (2021): Habitat fragmentation and population features differently affect fruit predation, fecundity and offspring performance in a non‐specialist gypsum plant. Plant Biology 23: 184–192.

Travers, E., Pitz, W.T., Fichtner, A., Matthies, D., Härdtle, W. (2021): The role of semi‐open habitats as dispersal corridors for plant species of woodlands and open habitats. Applied Vegetation Science: 24:e12526.


Fichtner, A., Härdtle, W., Matthies, D., Arnold, V., Erfmeier, A., Hemke, T., Jansen, D., Lütt, S., Schmidt, M., Sturm, K., von Oheimb, G., Ohse, B. (2020): Safeguarding the rare woodland species Gagea spathacea: understanding habitat requirements is not sufficient. Plant Species Biology 2020: 1–10.

Decanter, L., Colling, G., Elvinger, N., Heiðmarsson, S., Matthies, D. (2020): Ecological niche differences between two polyploid cytotypes of Saxifraga rosacea. American Journal of Botany 107: 423–435.

Sandner, T.M. (2020): Inbreeding and competition, but not abiotic stresses, increase fluctuating asymmetry of Mimulus guttatus flowers. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 130: 410–418.

Korell, K., Sandner, T.M., Matthies, D., Ludewig, K. (2020): Effects of drought and N-level on the interactions of the root-hemiparasite Rhinanthus alectorolophus with a combination of three hosts. Plant Biology 22: 84–92.


Kozlov, M.V., Zverev, V. & Sandner, T.M. (2019): Photosynthetic efficiency is higher in asymmetric leaves than in symmetric leaves of the same plant. Symmetry 11, 834.

Rehling, F., Matthies, D., Sandner, T.M. (2019): Responses of a legume to inbreeding and the intensity of novel and familiar stresses. Ecology and Evolution; 9: 1255–1267.

Sandner, T.M., Zverev, V. & Kozlov, M.V. (2019): Can the use of landmarks improve the suitability of fluctuating asymmetry in plant leaves as an indicator of stress? Ecological Indicators 97: 457–465.


Fichtner, A., Matthies, D., Armbrust, M., Jansen, D., Sturm, K., Walmsley, D., von Oheimb, G., Härdtle, W. (2018): Nitrogen cycling and storage in Gagea spathacea (Liliaceae): ecological insights for protecting a rare woodland species. Plant Ecology 219:1117-1126.

Lindemann-Matthies, P., Matthies, D. (2018): The influence of plant species richness on stress recovery of humans. Web Ecology 18:121-128.

Sandner T. M., Matthies, D. (2018):  Inbreeding limits responses to environmental stress in Silene vulgaris. Environmental and Experimental Botany 147:86-94.

Sandner, T. M., Matthies, D. (2018):  Multiple choice: Hemiparasite performance in multi-species mixtures. Oikos 127:1291-1303.

Sandner, T. M., van Braak, J.L., Matthies, D. (2018):  Transgenerational plasticity in Silene vulgaris in response to three types of stress. Plant Biology 20:751-758.

Vandelook, F.,  Janssens, S.B., Matthies, D. (2018): Ecological niche and phylogeny explain distribution of seed mass in the Central European flora. Oikos 127:1410-1421.


Matthies, D. (2017): Interactions between a root hemiparasite and 27 different hosts: growth, biomass allocation and plant architecture. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 24:118-137.

Sandner, T. M., Matthies, D. (2017):Fluctuating asymmetry of leaves is a poor indicator of environmental stress and genetic stress by inbreeding in Silene vulgaris. Ecological Indicators 89:247-253.

Sandner, T. M., Matthies, D. (2017):Inbreeding limits responses to environmental stress in Silene vulgaris. Environmental and Experimental Botany 147:86-94.

Sandner, T. M., Matthies, D. (2017): Interactions of inbreeding and stress by poor host quality in a root hemiparasite. Annals of Botany 119:143-150.


Aßmann, T., Boutaud, E., Finck, P., Härdtle, W., Matthies, D., Nolte, D., von Oheimb, G., Riecken, U., Travers, E., Ullrich, K. (2016): Halboffene Verbundkorridore: Ökologische Funktion, Leitbilder und Praxis-Leitfaden. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 154:1-291.

Korell, L., Schmidt, R., Bruelheide, H., Hensen, I., & Auge, H. (2016). Mechanisms driving diversity–productivity relationships differ between exotic and native communities and are affected by gastropod herbivory. Oecologia, 180/(4):1025-1036.

Korell, L., Stein, C., Hensen, I., Bruelheide, H., Suding, K. N., & Auge, H. (2016). Stronger effect of gastropods than rodents on seedling establishment, irrespective of exotic or native plant species origin. Oikos  125/(10):1467-1477.

Maurice, T., Matthies, D., Muller, S., Colling, G . (2016):Genetic structure of colline and montane populations of an endangered plant species. AoB PLANTS 8:plw057.

Sandner, T. M., Matthies, D. (2016): The effects of stress intensity and stress type on inbreeding depression in Silene vulgaris. Evolution 70:1225-1238.


Braker, G., Matthies, D., Hannig, M., Brandt, F.B., Brenzinger, K., Gröngröft, A. (2015): Impact of land-use management and soil properties on denitrifier communities of Namibian savannas. Microbial Ecology 70:981-992.

Korell, L., Schmidt, R., Bruelheide, H., Hensen, I., Auge,H. (2015): Mechanisms driving diversity-productivity relationships differ between exotic and native communities and are affeted by gastropod herbivory. Oecologia

Swab, R.M., Regan, H.M., Matthies, D.,Becker, U., Bruun, H.H. (2015): The role of demography, intra-species variation, and species distribution models in species’ projections under climate change. - Ecography 38:221-230.

Walisch, T.J., Colling, G., Bodenseh, M., Matthies, D.(2015): Divergent selection along climatic gradients in a rare central European endemic species, Saxifraga sponhemica. Annals of Botany 115:1177-1190

Walisch, T.J., Matthies, D., Hermant, S., Colling, G. (2015):Genetic structure of Saxifraga rosacea subsp.sponhemica. A rare endemic rock plant of Central Europe. Plant Systematics and Evolution 301:251-263.


Ruhnke, H., Matthies, D., Brandl, R. (2013): Experiments with Lymantria dispar larvae do not support the idea of physiological adjustment to host individuals by insect herbivores. Web Ecology 13:79-84.

Stein, K., Templin, M.,Hensen, I., Fischer, M., Matthies, D., Schleuning, M. (2013): Negative effects of conspecific floral density on fruit set of two neotropical understorey plants.Biotropica 45:325-332.


Gareca, E. E., Vandelook, F., Fernandez, M., Hermy, M., & Honnay, O. (2012). Seed germination, hydrothermal time models and the effects of global warming on a threatened high Andean tree species. Seed Science Research 22: 287-298.

Maurice, T., Colling, G., Muller, S., Matthies, D. (2012): Vegetation, population structure and reproduction of colline and montane populations of the threatened plant Arnica montana. Plant Ecology 213:831-842.

Schaffner, U., Alewell, C., Eschen, R., Matthies, D., Spiegelberger, T., Hegg, O. (2012): Calcium induces long-term legacy effects in a subalpine ecosystem. PloS ONE 7(12): e51818.

Sedlacek, J., Schmid, B., Matthies, D., Albrecht, M. (2012): Inbreeding depression under drought stress in the rare endemic Echium wildpretii (Boraginaceae) on Tenerife, Canary Islands. PloS ONE 7(12): e51818.

Vandelook, F., Janssens, S. B., & Probert, R. J. (2012). Relative embryo length as an adaptation to habitat and life cycle in Apiaceae. New Phytologist 195: 479-487.

Vandelook, F., Verdú, M., & Honnay, O. (2012). The role of seed traits in determining the phylogenetic structure of temperate plant communities. Annals of Botany 110: 629-636.

Vaupel, A., Matthies, D. (2012): Abundance, reproduction and seed predation of an alpine plant decrease from the center towards the range limit. Ecology 93:2253-2262.

Walisch, T.J., Colling, G., Poncelet, M., Matthies, D. (2012): Effects of inbreeding and interpopulation crosses on performance and plasticity of two generations of offspring of a declining grassland plant. American Journal of Botany 99: 1300-1313.


Angel, R., Matthies, D., Conrad, R. (2011): Activation of methanogenesis in arid biological soil crusts despite the presence of oxygen. PloS ONE (6(5): e20453. doi:10.1371 journal.pone.0020453

Ensslin, A., Sandner, T. M., Matthies, D. (2011): Consequences of ex situ cultivation of plants: Genetic diversity, fitness and adaptation of the monocarpic Cynoglossum officinale L. in botanic gardens. Biological Conservation 144:272-278.

Krebs, C., Gerber, E., Matthies, D., Schaffner, U. (2011): Herbivore resistance of invasive Fallopia species and their hybrids. Oecologia 167: 1041-1052.

Parolo, G., Abeli, T., Rossi, G., Dowgiallo, G., Matthies, D. (2011): Biological Flora of Central Europe: Leucojum aestivum L. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 13:319-330.

Schleuning, M., Becker, T., Vadillo, G.P., Hahn, T., Matthies, D., Durka, W. (2011): River dynamics shape clonal diversity and genetic structure of an Amazonian understorey herb. Journal of Ecology 99: 373-382.

Schleuning, M., Templin, M., Huamán, V., Vadillo, P.G., Becker, T., Durka, W., Fischer, M., Matthies, D. (2011): Effects of inbreeding, outbreeding, and supplemental pollen on the reproduction of a hummingbird-pollinated clonal Amazonian herb. Biotropica 43:183-191.

Van Assche, J.A., Cornelissen, D., Vandelook, F. (2011) Germination ecology of Sison amomum (Apiaceae) at the northern edge of its distribution range on the European continent. Plant Ecology and Evolution, 144: 321-326.

Vranckx, G., Vandelook, F. (2011) A season- and gap-detection mechanism regulates seed germination of two temperate forest pioneers. Plant Biology, 14: 481-490.


Becker, T. (2010): Explaining rarity of the dry grassland perennial Astragalus exscapus. Folia Geobotanica 45: 303-321.

Becker, T., Becker, U. (2010): Successful transplantation of a hart's tongue fern population (Asplenium scolopendrium L.) with ten years of monitoring. Tuexenia 30: 47-58.

Becker, U., Becker, T. (2010): Einfluss der Umwelt und Landnutzung auf artenreiche Wiesen und Weiden im nordwestdeutschen Mittelgebirgsraum. Tuexenia 30:169-208.

Colling, G., Hemmer, P., Bonniot, A., Hermant, S., Matthies, D. (2010): Population genetic structure of wild daffodils (Narcissus pseudonarcissus L.) at different spatial scales. Plant Systematics and Evolution 287: 99-111.

De Frenne, P., De Schrijver, A., Graae, B.J., Gruwez, R., Tack, W., Vandelook, F., Hermy, M. & Verheyen, K. (2010) The use of open-top chambers in forests for evaluating warming effects on herbaceous understorey plants. Ecological Research, 25: 163-171

Jongejans, E., Jorritsma‐Wienk, L. D., Becker, U., Dostál, P., Mildén, M., & De Kroon, H. (2010). Region versus site variation in the population dynamics of three short‐lived perennials. Journal of Ecology, 98, 279-289.

Lindemann-Matthies, P., Junge, X., Matthies, D. (2010): The influence of plant diversity on people's perception and aesthetic appreciation of grassland vegetation. Biological Conservation 143: 195-202 Reckinger, C., Colling, G., Matthies, D. (2010): Restoring populations of the endangered plant Scorzonera humilis: influence of site conditions, seed source, and plant stage. Restoration Ecology 18: 904-913.

Van Assche, J.A. & Vandelook, F. (2010) Combinational dormancy in winter annual Fabaceae. Seed Science Research, 20: 237–242

Vandelook, F. & Van Assche, J.A. (2010) A combined physical and physiological dormancy controls seasonal seedling emergence of Geranium robertianum. Plant Biology, 12: 765-771


Bremer, C., Braker, G., Matthies, D., Beierkuhnlein, C., Conrad, R. (2009): Plant presence and species combination but not diversity influence denitrifier activity and the composition of nirK-type denitrifier communities in grassland soil. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 70:377-387.

Kozlowski, G., Matthies, D. (2009): Habitat differentiation in the threatened aquatic plant genus Baldellia (L.) Parl.(Alismataceae): implications for conservation. Aquatic Botany 90:110-118.

Krebs, C., Mahy, G., Matthies, D., Schaffner, U., Tiébré, M.-S., Bizoux, J.P. (2009): Taxa distribution and RAPD markers indicate different origins and regional differentiation of hybrids in the invasive Fallopia complex in central Western Europe. Plant Biology 12:215-223.

Reckinger, C., Colling, G., Matthies, D. (2009): Restoring populations of the endangered plant Scorzonera humilis: influence of site conditions, seed source, and plant stage. Restoration Ecology 17:1-10.

Ruhnke, H., Schädler, M., Klotz, S., Matthies, D., Brandl, R. (2009): Variability in leaf traits, insect herbivory and herbivore performance within and among individuals of four broad-leaved tree species. Basic and Applied Ecology 10:726-736.

Schleuning, M., Huamán, V., Matthies, D. (2009): Experimental assessment of factors limiting seedling recruitment of an Amazon understory herb. Biotropica 41:57-65.

Schleuning, M., Matthies, D. (2009): Habitat change and plant demography: Assessing the extinction risk of a formerly common grassland perennial. Conservation Biology 23:174-183.

Schleuning, M.,  Niggemann, M., Becker, U., Matthies, D. (2009): Negative effects of habitat deterioration and fragmentation on populations of the grassland plant Trifolium montanum.Basic and Applied Ecology 10:61-69.

Vandelook, F., Bolle, N. & Van Assche J.A. (2009) Morphological and  physiological dormancy in seeds of Aegopodium podagraria (Apiaceae)  broken successively during cold stratification. Seed Science Research,  19:115-123

Vandelook, F., Lenaerts, J & Van Assche, J.A. (2009) The role of  temperature in post-dispersal embryo growth and dormancy break in  seeds of Aconitum lycoctonum L.  Flora, 204: 536-542

Vandelook, F. & Van Assche, J.A. (2009) Temperature conditions control  embryo growth and germination in seeds of Corydalis solida (L.)  Clairv., a temperate forest spring geophyte. Plant Biology 11:899-906

Waesch, G., Becker, T. (2009): Plant diversity differs between young and old mesic meadows in a central European low mountain region. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 129: 457-464.


Becker, T., Dierschke, H. (2008): Vegetation response to high concentrations of heavy metals in the Harz Mountains, Germany. Phytocoenologia 38: 255-265.

Becker, U., Dostal, P., Jorritsma-Wienk, L.D., Matthies, D. (2008). The spatial scale of adaptive population differentiation in a wide-spread, well-dispersed plant species. Oikos 117: 1865-1873.

Dierschke, H., Becker, T. 2008. Die Schwermetall-Vegetation des Harzes - Gliederung, ökologische Bedingungen und syntaxonomische Einordnung. Tuexenia 28: 185-227.

Hahn, T., Durka, W., Becker, T. (2008): Populationsgenetische Hinweise auf eine rezente Arealexpansion des mitteleuropäischen Endemiten Linum leonii. Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt 60: 87-92.

Matthies, D. (2008): Genetic and demographic consequences of habitat fragmentation and alteration for plants. Informatore Botanico Italiano 40 (Suppl. 1):169-172.

Schleuning, M., Huamán, V., Matthies, D. (2008): Flooding and canopy dynamics shape the demography of a clonal Amazon understorey herb. Journal of Ecology 96:1045-1055.

Spiegelberger, T., Müller-Schärer, H., Matthies, D, Schaffner, U. (2009): Sawdust addition reduces the productivity of nitrogen-enriched mountain grasslands. Restoration Ecology 17:865-872.

Vandelook, F., Van de Moer, D. & Van Assche, J.A. (2008) Environmental signals for seed germination reflect habitat adaptations in four temperate Caryophyllaceae. Functional Ecology 22: 470-478

Vandelook, F., Bolle, N. & Van Assche, J.A. (2008) Seasonal dormancy cycles in the biennial Torilis japonica (Apiaceae), a species with morphophysiological dormancy. Seed Science Research 18: 161-171

Vandelook, F. & Van Assche, J.A. (2008) Temperature requirements for   seed germination and seedling development determine timing of seedling emergence of three monocotyledonous temperate forest spring geophytes.  Annals of Botany 102: 865-875

Vandelook, F. & Van Assche, J.A. (2008) Deep complex   morphophysiological dormancy in Sanicula europaea (Apiaceae) fits a   recurring pattern of dormancy types in genera with an Arcto-Tertiary distribution. Botany 86: 1370-1377


Becker, T., Brändel, M. (2007): Vegetation-environment relationships in a heavy metal-dry grassland-complex. Folia Geobotanica 42: 11-28.

Becker, T., Brändel, M., Dierschke, H. (2007). Trockenrasen auf schwermetall- und nicht schwermetallhaltigen Böden der Bottendorfer Hügel in Thüringen. Tuexenia 27: 255-286.

Bremer, C., Braker, G.,  Matthies, D., Reuter, A., Engels, C., Conrad, R. (2007): Impact of plant functional group, plant species and sampling time on the composition of nirK-type denitrifier communities in soil. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 73:6876-6884.

Schädler, M., Roeder, M., Brandl, R., Matthies, D. (2007): Interacting effects of elevated CO2, nutrient availability and plant species on a generalist invertebrate herbivore. Global Change Biology 13: 1005-1015.

Vandelook, F., Bolle, N. & Van Assche, J.A. (2007) Multiple environmental signals required for embryo growth and germination of seeds of Selinum carvifolia (L.) L. and Angelica sylvestris L. (Apiaceae). Seed Science Research 17: 283-291

Vandelook, F., Bolle, N. & Van Assche, J.A. (2007) Seed dormancy and germination of the European Chaerophyllum temulum L. (Apiaceae), a member of a trans-Atlantic genus. Annals of Botany 100: 233 - 239


Becker, U., Colling, G., Dostal, P., Jakobsson, A., Matthies, D. (2006): Local adaptation in the monocarpic perennial Carlina vulgaris at different spatial scales across Europe. Oecologia 150:506-518.

Becker, U., Reinhold, T., Matthies, D. (2006): Effects of pollination distance on reproduction and offspring performance in the widespread perennial Hypochoeris radicata: Experiments with plants from three European regions. Biological Conservation 132:109-118.

Colling, G., Matthies, D. (2006): Effects of habitat deterioration on population dynamics and extinction risk of an endangered, long-lived perennial herb (Scorzonera humilis). Journal of Ecology 94:959-972.

Ruhnke, H., Schädler, M., Matthies, D., Klotz, S., Brandl, R. (2006) Are sawflies adapted to individual host trees? A test of the adaptive deme formation hypothesis. Evolutionary Ecology Research 8:1039-1048.

Spiegelberger, T., Matthies, D., Müller-Schärer, H., Schaffner, U. (2006) Scale-dependent effects of land use on plant species richness of mountain grassland in the European Alps. Ecography 29:541-548.

Spiegelberger, T., Hegg, O., Matthies, D., Hedlund, K., Schaffner, U. (2006): Long-term effects of short-term perturbation in a sub-alpine grassland. Ecology 87:1939-1944.

Van Assche, J.A.& Vandelook, F.E.A. (2006) Germination ecology of eleven species of Geraniaceae and Malvaceae, with special reference to the effects of drying seeds. Seed Science Research 16: 283-290


Becker, T., Dietz, H., Billeter, R., Buschmann, H. & Edwards, P.J. (2005): Altitudinal distribution of alien plant species in the Swiss Alps. – Perspectives in plant ecology, evolution and systematics 7 (3): 173–183.

Becker, T. (2005) Die Sumpf-Weichwurz Hammarbya paludosa (L.) O. Kuntze auf der nordfriesischen Insel Amrum. Kieler Notizen Pflanzenkd. Schleswig-Holstein Hamb. 33: 98–100, Kiel.

Becker, T. (2005): Luzula divulgata Kirschner (Schlanke Hainsimse) – Verbreitung, Vergesellschaftung und Standort einer Art xerothermer Eichenwälder in Mitteldeutschland. – Tuexenia 25: 63–82.

Becker, T., Dierschke, H. (2005): Primärsukzession im Gletschervorfeld des Obersulzbachkees (Hohe Tauern, Österreich), eine Zeitreihe über fast 150 Jahre. – Tuexenia 25: 111–139.

Berg, H., Becker, U., Matthies, D. (2005): Adaptive phenotypic plasticity in Carlina vulgaris: effects of geographical origin, population size, and population isolation. - Oecologia 143:220-231.

Noll, M., Matthies, D., Frenzel, P., Derakshani, M., Liesack, W. (2005): Succession of bacterial community structure and diversity in a paddy soil oxygen gradient. Environmental Microbiology 7:382-395.

Schädler, M., Roeder, M., Brandl, M., Matthies, D. (2005): Is palatability of a root-hemiparasitic plant influenced by its host species?  Oecologia 146: 227-233.


Bertsch, A., Schweer, H., Titze, A., Tanaka, H. (2004a): Male labial gland secretion and mitochondrial DNA markers support species status of Bombus cryptorum and B. magnus (Hymenoptera, Apidae). Insect. Soc. 51:1-10.

Bertsch, A., Schweer, H., Titze, A., (2004b): Analysis of the gland secretions of the male bumblebee Bombus griseocollis (Hymenoptera: Apidae). Z. Naturforsch. 59c:701-707.

Brysch-Herzberg, M. (2004): Metschnikowia kunwiensis comb. nov., the teleomorph of Candida kunwiensis. FEMS Yeast Research 4:605-607.

Colling, G., Reckinger, C., Matthies, D. (2004): Effects of pollen quantity and quality on reproduction and offspring vigor in the rare plant Scorzonera humilis (Asteraceae). American Journal of Botany, 91:1774-1782.

Colling, G., Matthies, D. (2004): The effects of plant population size on the interactions between the endangered plant Scorzonera humilis, a specialised herbivore, and a phytopathogenic fungus. Oikos, 105: 71-78.

Kéry, M., Matthies, D. (2004): Reduced fecundity in small populations of the rare plant Gentianopsis ciliata. Plant Biology 6:683-688.

Matthies, D. (2004). Review of "Population viability in plants: conservation, management and modeling of rare plants" by Brigham, C.A. and Schwartz, M.W. (eds.). Basic and Applied Ecology 5:486.

Matthies, D., Bräuer, I., Maibom, W., Tscharntke, T. (2004): Population size and the risk of local extinction: empirical evidence from rare plants. Oikos, 105:481-488.

Schwegler, S., Matthies, D. (2004): A new variety of Ophrys apifera: Ophrys apifera Huds. var. basiliensis S. Schwegler & Matthies. Orchid Review 112: 214-217.


Berg, H. (2003). Factors influencing seed: ovule ratios and reproductive success in four cleistogamous species: a comparison between two flower types. Plant Biology, 5, 194-202.

Kéry, M., Matthies, D., Schmid, B. (2003): Demographic stochasticity in small remnant populations of the declining distylous plant Primula veris. Basic and Applied Ecology 4:197-206.

Matthies, D. (2003): Positive and negative interactions among individuals of a root hemiparasite. Plant Biology, 5:79-84.


Berg, H. (2002). Population dynamics in Oxalis acetosella: the significance of sexual reproduction in a clonal, cleistogamous forest herb. Ecography, 25, 233-243.

Colling, G., Matthies, D., Reckinger, C. (2002): Population structure and establishment of the threatened, long-lived perennial Scorzonera humilis in relation to environment. Journal of Applied Ecology 39:310-320.

Pfeifer, E., Holderegger, R., Matthies, D., Rutishauser, R. (2002): Populationsbiologische Untersuchungen an einer Flaggschiff-Art der Magerrasen: Pulsatilla vulgaris Mill. in der Nordostschweiz.  Botanica Helvetica 112:153-171.


Buckley, Y.M., Hinz, H.L., Matthies, D., Rees, M. (2001): Interactions between density-dependent processes, population dynamics and control of an invasive plant species Tripleurospermum perforatum (scentless chamomile). Ecology Letters 4:551-558.

Kéry, M., Matthies, D., Fischer, M. (2001): Interactions between the rare plant Gentianella germanica and the specialized herbivore Maculinea rebeli. Journal of Ecology 89: 418-427.


Joshi, J., Matthies, D., Schmid, B. (2000): Effects of adding a parasitic plant to an experimental plant diversity gradient. Journal of Ecology 88: 634-644.

Matthies, D. (2000): The genetic and demographic consequences of habitat fragmentation for plants: examples from declining grassland species. Schriftenreihe für Vegetationskunde 32: 129-140.

Matthies, D., Poschlod, P. (2000): The Biological Flora of Central Europe – aims and concept. Flora 195:116-122.

Kéry, M., Matthies, D., Spillmann, H.H. (2000): Reduced fecundity and offspring performance in small populations of the declining grassland plants Primula veris and Gentiana lutea. Journal of Ecology 88:17-30.


Matthies, D., Egli, P. (1999): Response of a root hemiparasite to elevated CO2 depends on soil nutrients and host type. Oecologia 120:156-161.

Bräuer, I., Maibom, W., Matthies, D., Tscharntke, T. (1999): Populationsgröße und Aussterberisiko gefährdeter Pflanzenarten in Niedersachsen. Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie, 29:505-510.

Matthies, D. (1999). Highlighting conservation successes. Review of "Blaue Listen der erfolgreich erhaltenen oder geförderten Tier- und Pflanzenarten der Roten Listen - Methodik und Anwendung in der nördlichen Schweiz. (Blue Lists of the successfully stabilized or promoted animal and plant species of the Red Lists - Methods and application in northern Switzerland)." by Gigon, A., Langenauer, R., Meier, C., and B. Nievergelt. Conservation Biology 13: 949-950.


Fischer, M., Matthies, D. (1998). RAPD variation in relation to population size and plant performance in the rare Gentianella germanica. American Journal of Botany  85:811-819.

Fischer, M., Matthies, D. (1998). Experimental demography of the rare Gentianella germanica: seed bank formation and microsite effects on seedling establishment. Ecography  21:269-278.

Fischer, M., Matthies, D. (1998). The effect of population size on performance in the rare plant Gentianella germanica Journal of Ecology 86:195-204.

Matthies, D. (1998). Influence of the host on growth and biomass allocation in the two facultative root hemiparasites Odontites rubra and Euphrasia minima. Flora 193: 187-193.

Matthies, D. (1998). Creating rare plant populations. Review of "Restoring diversity: strategies for reintroduction of endangered plants" by Falk, D.A., Millar, C.I. and M. Olwell (eds.). Conservation Biology 12: 254 - 255.


Fischer, M., Matthies, D. (1997). Mating structure, inbreeding and outbreeding depression in the rare plant Gentianella germanica. American Journal of Botany 84:1685-1692.

Fischer, M., Matthies, D., Schmid, B. (1997). Demography of rare calcareous grassland plants under elevated CO2: a field experiment with Gentianella germanica and Gentiana cruciata. Journal of Ecology 85: 681-692.

Matthies, D. (1997). Host-parasite interactions in Castilleja and Orthocarpus Canadian Journal of Botany 75: 1252-1260.

Prati, D., Matthies, D., Schmid, B. (1997): Reciprocal parasitization in Rhinanthus serotinus: a model of the adaptive role of physiological integration in clonal plants. Oikos 78:221-229.


Matthies, D., Schmid, B. (1996): Rückgang der Artenvielfalt. unizürich Magazin, 3/1996:20-23.

Poschlod, P., Matthies, D., Jordan, S., Mengel, C. (1996): The biological flora of Central Europe - an ecological bibliography. Bulletin of the Geobotanical Institute ETH, 62:89-108.

Joshi, J., Matthies, D. (1996): Effects of mowing and fertilization on succession in an old-field plant community. Bulletin of the Geobotanical Institute ETH 62:13-26.

Matthies, D. (1996): Interactions between the root hemiparasite Melampyrum arvense and mixtures of host plants: heterotrophic benefit and parasite-mediated competition. Oikos 75: 118-124.


Kéry, M., Matthies, D. (1995): Reduced reproductive success in small populations of the fragmented grassland species Primula veris L. and Gentiana lutea L. Kieler Notizen 23:38-39.

Primack, R. (1995): Naturschutzbiologie. Deutsche Bearbeitung und Vorwort: Matthies, D., und Reich, M. - Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg.

Matthies, D., Schmid, B., Schmid-Hempel, P. (1995): The importance of population processes for the maintenance of biological diversity. Gaia 4:199-209.

Matthies, D. (1995): Host-parasite relations in the obligate hemiparasite Melampyrum arvense. Flora 190: 383-394.

Matthies, D., Schmid, B. (1995): Bedeutung und Probleme der empirischen Forschung in den Umweltwissenschaften. pp. 175-189 in Polasek, W. (ed.): Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der empirischen Wissenschaften. Reihe MGU, Band 1. Verlag des Kantons Basel-Landschaft, Liestal.

Matthies, D. (1995): Parasitic and competitive interactions between the hemiparasites Rhinanthus serotinus and Odontites rubra and their host Medicago sativa. Journal of  Ecology 83: 245-251.


Arnone, J.A., Blot, M., Leadley, P., Matthies, D., Sanders, I. (1994): Biodiversity in Switzerland. (Correspondence) Nature 370:500.

Schmid, B., Matthies, D. (1994): Seltenheit und Gefährdung - Populationsbiologische Grundlagen des Artenschutzes. Naturwissenschaften 81: 283-292.


Matthies, D. (1992): Life cycle and population dynamics of a rare annual plant. Mesogee 52:37


Matthies, D. (1991): Räumliche und zeitliche Dynamik in Populationen der seltenen Art Melampyrum arvense L. pp. 109-122 in Schmid, B. und Stöcklin, J. (Hrsg.): Populationsbiologie der Pflanzen. Birkhäuser, Basel.

Matthies, D. (1991): Die Populationsbiologie der annuellen Hemiparasiten Melampyrum arvense, Melampyrum cristatum und Melampyrum nemorosum. Dissertation, Univ. Bochum.


Schreiber, M., Küppers, M., Matthies, D. (1990): Charakterisierung der Plastizität verschiedener Wachstums- und Reproduktionsgrößen von Avena sativa L. anhand sukzessiver Dichteverminderung. Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie 20(2): 959-965.

Matthies, D. (1990): Plasticity of reproductive components at different stages of development in the annual plant Thlaspi arvense. Oecologia 83:105-116.

Matthies, D. (1990): Besonderheiten der Vegetation in der Umgebung des Halbparasiten Melampyrum arvense L. Tuexenia 10:269-274.

1984 – 1989

Matthies, D. (1989): The effect of killing the host plant on the parasites Striga hermonthica (Scrophulariaceae) and Orobanche crenata (Orobanchaceae). Beiträge zur Biologie der Pflanzen  64:1-11.Matthies, D.

(1986): Untersuchungen zur Vergesellschaftung und Populationsbiologie von Melampyrum arvense L. Tuexenia 6:3-20.

Matthies, D. (1984): Verbreitung und Vorkommen von Melampyrum arvense L. und Melampyrum cristatum L. in Niedersachsen einst und jetzt. Göttinger Floristische Rundbriefe 18:109-120.