Publikationen nach Erscheinungsjahr

Rhaphigaster nebulosa
Martin Brändle


Amano, T., Berdejo-Espinola, V., Akasaka, M. [..] Mupepele, A.C. et al. & Zamora-Gutierrez, V. (2023): The role of non-English-language science in informing national biodiversity assessments. Nature Sustainability. online first. doi: 10.1038/s41893-023-01087-8   .


Thompson, A., Mupepele, A.C. & Klein, A.M. (2022): Silent summer? Biodiversity loss, insect decline, and a call for conservation. GAIA 31/4 (2022): 193.  
Mupepele, A.C. & Dormann, C.F. (2022): Reply to: “Research on agroforestry systems and biodiversity conservation: what can we conclude so far and what should we improve?” by Boinot et al. 2022. BMC Ecology and Evolution 22: 65. 

Hauenstein, S., Jassoy, N., Mupepele, A.C., Carroll, T., Kshatriya, M., Beale, C.M. & Dormann, C.F. (2022): A systematic map of demographic data from elephant populations throughout Africa: implications for poaching and population analyses. Mammal Review 52: 438-453. 

Orr, M.C., Jakob, M., Harmon-Threatt, A. & Mupepele, A.C. (2022): A review of global trends in the study types used to investigate bee nesting biology. Basic and Applied Ecology 62: 12-21. 

Klein, A.M, von Königslöw, V., Mupepele, A., Fornoff, F. & Wintermantel, D. (2022): Blühstreifen, Hecken und Spontanvegetation: Wie können wir Wildbienen im Obstanbau gezielt fördern? In: Eben, A. & Herz, A. (eds.) Online - Fachgespräch zum Thema „Biodiversität im Obstbau“. Journal für Kulturpflanzen 74: 11-18. 

Lawer, E.A., Mupepele, A.C., Love Darkoh, E., Farwig, N., Oware, S., Asiedu Larbi, J., Esslaw-Quayson, G. & Klein, A.M. (2022): Logging effects on parasitic infections in a swamp rat (Malacomys edwardsi) in West Africa. Journal of Mammalogy 103: 383–393.


Mupepele, A.C., Keller, M. & Dormann, C.F. (2021): European agroforestry has no unequivocal effect on biodiversity: a time-cumulative meta-analysis. BMC Ecology and Evolution 21: 193. 

Christie, A.P., White, T.B., Martin, P.A., Petrovan, S.O., Bladon, A.J., Bowkett, A.E., Littlewood, N.A., Mupepele, A.C., Rocha, R., Sainsbury, K.A., Smith, R.K., Taylor, N.G. & Sutherland, W.J. (2021): Reducing publication delay to improve the efficiency and impact of conservation science. PeerJ 9: e12245. 

Mupepele, A.C., Bruelheide, H., Brühl, C., Dauber, J., Fenske, M., Freibauer, A., Gerowitt, B., Krüß, A., Lakner, S., Plieninger, T., Potthast, T., Schlacke, S., Seppelt, R., Stützel, H., Weisser, W., Wägele, W., Böhning-Gaese, K. & Klein, A.M. (2021): Biodiversity in European agricultural landscapes - transformative societal changes needed. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 36: 1067-1070. 

Sutherland, W.J., Taylor, N.G., […] Mupepele, A.C. et al. & Petrovan, S.O. (2021): A solution scan of societal options to reduce transmission and spread of respiratory viruses: SARS-CoV-2 as a case study. Journal of Biosafety and Biosecurity 3: 84-90. 

Von Königslöw, V., Mupepele, A.C. & Klein, A.M. (2021): Overlooked jewels: Existing habitat patches complement sown flower strips to conserve pollinators. Biological Conservation 261: 109263. 

Mupepele, A.C. (2021):  Book review: Ollerton, J.  (2021): Pollinators & Pollination: Nature and Society, Pelagic Publishing, Exeter, UK pp. 286. Basic and Applied Ecology 54: 37-38. 

Lawer, E.A., Mupepele, A.C. & Klein, A.M. (2021): Artisanal mining impacts small mammals while chainsaw milling is a more sustainable practice in Ghana. Biodiversity and Conservation 30: 295-310. 

Heger, T., Aguilar-Trigueros, C.A., […] Mupepele, A.C. et al. & Jeschke, J.M. (2021): The hierarchy-of-hypotheses approach: A synthesis method for enhancing theory development in ecology and evolution. BioScience 71: 337-349.


Mupepele, A.C. & Dormann, C.F. (2020): Evidence ranking needs to reflect causality. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 35: 94-95.


Mupepele, A.C., Böhning-Gaese, K., Lakner S., Plieninger, T., Schoof, N. & Klein, A.M. (2019): Insect conservation in agricultural landscapes – An outlook for policy-relevant research. GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society 4: 342-347. 

Mupepele, A.C., Bruelheide, H., Dauber, J., Kruess, A., Potthast, T., Wägele, W. &  Klein, A.M. (2019):  Insect decline and their drivers: Unsupported conclusions in a poorly performed meta-analysis on trends—A critique of Sánchez-Bayo and Wyckhuys (2019). Basic and Applied Ecology 37: 20-23. 

Lawer, E.A., Mupepele, A.C. & Klein, A.M. (2019): Responses of small mammals to land restoration after mining. Landscape Ecology 34: 473-485. 

Lautenbach, A., Mupepele, A.C., Dormann, C.F., Lee, H., Schmidt, S., Scholte, S.S.K.; Seppelt, R., van Teeffelen, A.J.A., Verhagen, W. & Volk, V. (2019): Blind spots in ecosystem services research and challenges for implementation. Regional Environmental Change. 19: 2151-2172.


Game, E.T., Tallis, H., Olander, L., Alexander, S.M., Busch, B.J., Cartwright, N., Kalies, E.L., Masuda, Y.J.,  Mupepele, A.C., Qiu, J., Rooney, R., Sills, E. & Sutherland, W.J. (2018): Cross-discipline evidence principles for sustainability policy. Nature Sustainability 1: 452-454.

Mupepele, A.C., Göbel, A. &  Dormann, C.F. (2018): Monitoring, Indikatoren und Berichte: Die Evidenzgrundlage von Biodiversität und Ökosystemdienstleistungen in europäischen Agroforstsystemen. In: Korn, H., Dünnfelder, H. & Schliep, R. (Hrsg.) Treffpunkt Biologische Vielfalt XVI, Interdisziplinärer Forschungsaustausch im Rahmen des Übereinkommens über die biologische Vielfalt. Bfn-Skripten 487: 153-157. 

Klein, A.M., Fornoff, F., Mupepele, A.C., Boreux, V. & Pufal, G. (2018): Relevance of wild and managed bees for human well-being. Current Opinion in Insect Science 26: 82-88.


Staubach, F., Buchanan, N., Köttgen, A., Lipphardt, A., Mupepele, A.C., Pfaffelhuber, P., Surdu, M., & Wienroth, M. (2017): Note limitations of DNA legislation. Nature 545: 30.


Mupepele, A.C. &  Dormann, C.F. (2016): Influence of forest harvest on nitrate concentration in temperate streams — a meta-analysis. Forests 8: 1–14. 

Mupepele, A.C. & Dormann, C.F. (2016): Environmental management: Synthesize evidence to steer decisions. Nature 529: 466–466.

Mupepele, A.C., Walsh, J.C., Sutherland, W.J. & Dormann, C.F. (2016): An evidence assessment tool for ecosystem services and conservation studies. Ecological Application 26: 1295-1301.


Mupepele, A.C., Müller, T., Dittrich, M. & Floren, A. (2014): Are temperate canopy spiders tree-species specific? PLOS ONE 9: e86571 

Publikationen der Allgemeinen Ökologie und Tierökologie (Brandl)


Röder, J; Appelhans, T; Peters, M K; Nauss, T; Brandl, R (2024). Disturbance can slow down litter decomposition, depending on severity of disturbance and season: an example from Mount Kilimanjaro. Web Ecology, 24(1), 11-33, https://doi.org/10.5194/we-24-11-2024


Brabcova V, Tlaskal V, Lepinay C, Zrustova P, Eichlerova I, Stursova M, Müller J, Brandl R, Bässler C (2022) Fungal Community Development in Decomposing Fine Deadwood Is Largely Affected by Microclimate. Frontiers in Microbiology 3. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2022.835274.

Busse A, Bässler C, Brandl R, Friess N, Hacker H, Heidrich L, et al. (2022) Light and Malaise traps tell different stories about the spatial variations in arthropod biomass and method-specific insect abundance. Insect Conservation and Diversity 15(6):655-65. doi: 10.1111/icad.12592.

Krah FS, Hagge J, Schreiber J, Brandl R, Müller J, Bässler C. (2022) Fungal fruit body assemblages are tougher in harsh microclimates. Scientific Reports. 12(1). doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-05715-9.

Kraus D, Brandl R, Achilles S, Bendix J, Grigusova P, Larsen A, et al. (2022) Vegetation and vertebrate abundance as drivers of bioturbation patterns along a climate gradient. Plos One 17(3). doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0264408

Lettenmaier L, Seibold S, Bässler C, Brandl R, Gruppe A, Müller J, et al. (2022) Beetle diversity is higher in sunny forests due to higher microclimatic heterogeneity in deadwood. Oecologia. 198(3):825-34. doi: 10.1007/s00442-022-05141-8.

Müller J, Brandl R, Cadotte MW, Heibl C, Bässler C, Weiss I, et al. (2022) A replicated study on the response of spider assemblages to regional and local processes. Ecological Monographs. 92(3). doi: 10.1002/ecm.1511.

Seibold S, Müller J, Allner S, Willner M, Baldrian P, Ulyshen MD, Brandl R, Bässler C, Hagge J and Mitesser O (2022) Quantifying wood decomposition by insects and fungi using computed tomography scanning and machine learning. Scientific Reports. 12(1). doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-20377-3.

Uhl B, Krah FS, Baldrian P, Brandl R, Hagge J, Muller J, et al. (2022) Snags, logs, stumps, and microclimate as tools optimizing deadwood enrichment for forest biodiversity. Biological Conservation. 270. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2022.109569.

Ziegler A, Meyer H, Otte I, Peters MK, Appelhans T, Behler C, (…) Brandl R and Nauss T (2022) Potential of Airborne LiDAR Derived Vegetation Structure for the Prediction of Animal Species Richness at Mount Kilimanjaro. Remote Sensing. 2022;14(3). doi: 10.3390/rs14030786.


Albrecht J, Peters MK, Becker JN, Behler C, Classen A, Ensslin A, Ferger SW, Gebert F, Gerschlauer F, Helbig-Bonitz M, Kindeketa WJ, Kühnel A, Mayr AV, Njovu HK, Pabst H, Pommer U, Röder J, Rutten G, (…) Brandl R et al. (2021) Species richness is more important for ecosystem functioning than species turnover along an elevational gradient. Nature Ecology & Evolution 5(12):1582-+. doi: 10.1038/s41559-021-01550-9. 

Bässler C, Brandl R, Müller J, Krah FS, Reinelt A, Halbwachs H (2021) Global analysis reveals an environmentally driven latitudinal pattern in mushroom size across fungal species. Ecology Letters. 24(4):658-67. doi: 10.1111/ele.13678.

Bendix J, Aguire N, Beck E, Bräuning A, Brandl R, Breuer L, et al. (2021) A research framework for projecting ecosystem change in highly diverse tropical mountain ecosystems. Oecologia. 195(3):589-600. doi: 10.1007/s00442-021-04852-8.

Grigusova P, Larsen A, Achilles S, Klug A, Fischer R, Kraus D, Übernickel K, Paulino L, Pliscoff P, Brandl R, Farwig N and Bendix J (2021) Area-Wide Prediction of Vertebrate and Invertebrate Hole Density and Depth across a Climate Gradient in Chile Based on UAV and Machine Learning. Drones. 5(3). doi: 10.3390/drones5030086.

Heidrich L, Pinkert S, Brandl R, Bässler C, Hacker H, Roth N, et al. (2021) Noctuid and geometrid moth assemblages show divergent elevational gradients in body size and color lightness. Ecography 44(8):1169-79. doi: 10.1111/ecog.05558.

Seibold S, Rammer W, Hothorn T, Seidl R, Ulyshen MD, Lorz J,(…) Brandl R, (…) and Müller J (2021) The contribution of insects to global forest deadwood decomposition. Nature. 597(7874):77. doi: 10.1038/s41586-021-03740-8.

Wallis CIB, Tiede YC, Beck E, Böhning-Gaese K, Brandl R, Donoso DA, et al. (2021) Biodiversity and ecosystem functions depend on environmental conditions and resources rather than the geodiversity of a tropical biodiversity hotspot. Scientific Reports. 11(1). doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-03488-1.


Acquah-Lamptey D, Brändle M, Brandl R, Pinkert S (2020) Temperature-driven color lightness and body size variation scale to local assemblages of European Odonata but are modified by propensity for dispersal. Ecology and Evolution 10(16):8936-48. doi: 10.1002/ece3.6596

Franke S, Brandl R, Heibl C, Mattivi A, Müller J, Pinkert S, et al. (2020) Predicting regional hotspots of phylogenetic diversity across multiple species groups. Diversity and Distributions 26(10):1305-14. doi: 10.1111/ddi.13125.

Hemp C, Scherer C, Brandl R, Pinkert S (2020) The origin of the endemic African grasshopper family Lentulidae (Orthoptera: Acridoidea) and its climate-induced diversification. Journal of Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/jbi.13880

Heuck C, Herrmann C, Wendt J, Krone O, Brandl R, Albrecht J (2020) Sex- but not age-biased wind turbine collision mortality in the white-tailed eagle Haliaeetus albicilla. Journal of Ornithology 161:753-757. doi: 10.1007/s10336-020-01757-w

Pinkert S, Friess N, Zeuss D, Gossner MM, Brandl R, Brunzel S (2020) Mobility costs and energy uptake mediate the effects of morphological traits on species' distribution and abundance. Ecology 101(10). doi: 10.1002/ecy.3121.

Pinkert S, Zeuss D, Dijkstra KDB, Kipping J, Clausnitzer V, Brunzel S, et al. (2020) Climate-diversity relationships underlying cross-taxon diversity of the African fauna and their implications for conservation. Diversity and Distributions 26(10):1330-42. doi: 10.1111/ddi.13134.

Steger JG,  Gottwald J, Brandl R, Nauss T, Hotes S (2020) Szenarien der künftigen Verbreitung des Hirschkäfers in Hessen - Welchen Einfluss hat der Klimawandel? . Natur und Landschaft 95:111-117

Steger J, Schneider A, Brandl R, Hotes S (2020) Effects of projected climate change on the distribution of Mantis religiosa suggest expansion followed by contraction. Web Ecology. 20(2):107-15. doi: 10.5194/we-20-107-2020


Bacht M et al. (2019) Tree response to herbivory is affected by endogenous rhythmic growth and attenuated by cotreatment with a mycorrhizal fungus. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 32:770-781. doi: 10.1094/mpmi-10-18-0290-r

Berkhout BW et al. (2019) Host assemblage and environment shape beta-diversity of freshwater parasites across diverse taxa at a continental scale. Global Ecology and Biogeography Early view. doi: 10.1111/geb.13005

Friess N et al. (2019) Arthropod communities in fungal fruitbodies are weakly structured by climate and biogeography across European beech forests. Diversity and Distributions 25:783-796. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12882

Früh-Müller A et al. (2019) The use of agri-environmental measures to address environmental pressures in Germany: Spatial mismatches and options for improvement. Land Use Policy 84:347-362. doi: 10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.10.049

Hagge J et al. (2019) Deadwood retention in forests lowers short-term browsing pressure on silver fir saplings by overabundant deer. Forest Ecology and Management 451. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2019.117531

Heuck C et al. (2019) Wind turbines in high quality habitat cause disproportionate increases in collision mortality of the white-tailed eagle. Biological Conservation 236:44-51. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2019.05.018

Njovu HK, Peters MK, Schellenberger Costa D, Brandl R, Kleyer M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2019) Leaf traits mediate changes in invertebrate herbivory along broad environmental gradients on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Journal of Animal Ecology 88:1777-1788. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.13058

Peters MK et al. (2019) Climate-land-use interactions shape tropical mountain biodiversity and ecosystem functions. Nature 568:88-+. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1048-z

Stelbrink P et al. (2019) Colour lightness of butterfly assemblages across North America and Europe. Scientific Reports 9. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-36761-x

Wallis CIB, Homeier J, Pena J, Brandl R, Farwig N, Bendix J (2019) Modeling tropical montane forest biomass, productivity and canopy traits with multispectral remote sensing data. Remote Sensing of Environment 225:77-92. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2019.02.021


Acquah-Lamptey D, Brandl R (2018) Effect of a dragonfly (Bradinopyga strachani Kirby, 1900) on the density of mosquito larvae in a field experiment using mesocosms. Web Ecology 18:81-89. doi: 10.5194/we-18-81-2018

Chungu D, Stadler J, Brandl R (2018) Converting forests to agriculture decreases body size of Carabid assemblages in Zambia. African Journal of Ecology 56:216-224. doi: 10.1111/aje.12437

Heer K et al. (2018) Linking dendroecology and association genetics in natural populations: Stress responses archived in tree rings associate with SNP genotypes in silver fir (Abies alba Mill.). Molecular Ecology 27:1428-1438. doi: 10.1111/mec.14538

Heidrich L et al. (2018) The dark side of Lepidoptera: Colour lightness of geometrid moths decreases with increasing latitude. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27:407-416. doi: 10.1111/geb.12703

Hilmers T et al. (2018) Biodiversity along temperate forest succession. Journal of Applied Ecology 55:2756-2766. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.13238

Krah FS, Seibold S, Brandl R, Baldrian P, Müller J, Bässler C (2018) Independent effects of host and environment on the diversity of wood-inhabiting fungi. Journal of Ecology 106:1428-1442. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12939

Müller J et al. (2018) LiDAR-derived canopy structure supports the more-individuals hypothesis for arthropod diversity in temperate forests. Oikos 127:814-824. doi: 10.1111/oik.04972

Panteleit J et al. (2018) Effects of detritivorous invertebrates on the decomposition of rice straw: Evidence from a microcosm experiment. Paddy and Water Environment 16:279-286. doi: 10.1007/s10333-017-0625-8

Pinkert S, Dijkstra KDB, Zeuss D, Reudenbach C, Brandl R, Hof C (2018) Evolutionary processes, dispersal limitation and climatic history shape current diversity patterns of European dragonflies. Ecography 41:795-804. doi: 10.1111/ecog.03137

Seibold S et al. (2018) Experiments with dead wood reveal the importance of dead branches in the canopy for saproxylic beetle conservation. Forest Ecology and Management 409:564-570. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2017.11.052

Settele J et al. (2018) Rice ecosystem services in South-East Asia. Paddy and Water Environment 16:211-224. doi: 10.1007/s10333-018-0656-9

Thorn S et al. (2018) Impacts of salvage logging on biodiversity: A meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Ecology 55:279-289. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12945

Tiede Y, Hemp C, Schmidt A, Nauss T, Farwig N, Brandl R (2018) Beyond body size: Consistent decrease of traits within orthopteran assemblages with elevation. Ecology 99:2090-2102. doi: 10.1002/ecy.2436


Brändle M, Sauer J, Opgenoorth L, Brandl R (2017) Genetic diversity in the Alpine flatworm Crenobia alpina. Web Ecology 17:29-35. doi: 10.5194/we-17-29-2017

Friess N, Gossner MM, Weisser WW, Brandl R, Brändle M (2017) Habitat availability drives the distribution-abundance relationship in phytophagous true bugs in managed grasslands. Ecology 98:2561-2573. doi: 10.1002/ecy.1947

Heuck C, Herrmann C, Schabo DG, Brandl R, Albrecht J (2017) Density-dependent effects on reproductive performance in a recovering population of white-tailed eagles Haliaeetus albicilla. Ibis 159:297-310. doi: 10.1111/ibi.12444

Pfeifer R, Stadler J, Brandl R (2017) Is the seasonal variation of abundance and species richness in birds explained by energy availability? Acta Ornithologica 52:167-178. doi: 10.3161/00016454ao2017.52.2.005

Pinkert S, Brandl R, Zeuss D (2017) Colour lightness of dragonfly assemblages across North America and Europe. Ecography 40:1110-1117. doi: 10.1111/ecog.02578

Röder J et al. (2017) Heterogeneous patterns of abundance of epigeic arthropod taxa along a major elevation gradient. Biotropica 49:217-228. doi: 10.1111/btp.12403

Schmidt J, Bohner J, Brandl R, Opgenoorth L (2017) Mass elevation and lee effects markedly lift the elevational distribution of ground beetles in the Himalaya-Tibet orogen. Plos One 12. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0172939

Seibold S et al. (2017) An experimental test of the habitat-amount hypothesis for saproxylic beetles in a forested region. Ecology 98:1613-1622. doi: 10.1002/ecy.1819

Stadler J, Klotz S, Brandl R, Knapp S (2017) Species richness and phylogenetic structure in plant communities: 20 years of succession. Web Ecology 17:37-46. doi: 10.5194/we-17-37-2017

Tiede Y et al. (2017) Ants as indicators of environmental change and ecosystem processes. Ecological Indicators 83:527-537. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.01.029

Wallis CIB et al. (2017) Remote sensing improves prediction of tropical montane species diversity but performance differs among taxa. Ecological Indicators 83:538-549. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.01.022

Zeuss D, Brunzel S, Brandl R (2017) Environmental drivers of voltinism and body size in insect assemblages across Europe. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26:154-165. doi: 10.1111/geb.12525


Bässler C et al. (2016) Mean reproductive traits of fungal assemblages are correlated with resource availability. Ecology and Evolution 6:582-592. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1911

Kagezi GH et al. (2016) Impacts of land-use intensification on litter decomposition in western Kenya. Web Ecology 16:51-58. doi: 10.5194/we-16-51-2016

Lorch S, Zeuss D, Brandl R, Brändle M (2016) Chromosome numbers in three species groups of freshwater flatworms increase with increasing latitude. Ecology and Evolution 6:1420-1429. doi: 10.1002/ece3.1969

Peters MK et al. (2016) Predictors of elevational biodiversity gradients change from single taxa to the multi-taxa community level. Nature Communications 7. doi: 10.1038/ncomms13736

Schmidt A et al. (2016) Compensatory mechanisms of litter decomposition under alternating moisture regimes in tropical rice fields. Applied Soil Ecology 107:79-90. doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.05.014

Seibold S et al. (2016) Microclimate and habitat heterogeneity as the major drivers of beetle diversity in dead wood. Journal of Applied Ecology 53:934-943. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12607

Tiede Y et al. (2016) Phylogenetic niche conservatism does not explain elevational patterns of species richness, phylodiversity and family age of tree assemblages in Andean rainforest. Erdkunde 70:83-106. doi: 10.3112/erdkunde.2016.01.06

Wallis CIB et al. (2016) Contrasting performance of Lidar and optical texture models in predicting avian diversity in a tropical mountain forest (vol 174, pg 223, 2016). Remote Sensing of Environment 178:223-223. doi: 10.1016/j.rse.2016.03.013


Bässler C, Heilmann-Clausen J, Karasch P, Brandl R, Halbwachs H (2015) Ectomycorrhizal fungi have larger fruit bodies than saprotrophic fungi. Fungal Ecology 17:205-212. doi: 10.1016/j.funeco.2014.06.005

Bing T, Müller J, Glaser B, Brandl R, Brändle M (2015) Variation in diet across an elevational gradient in the larvae of two Hydropsyche species (Trichoptera). Limnologica 52:83-88. doi: 10.1016/j.limno.2015.04.001

Gossner MM, Brändle M, Brandl R, Bail J, Müller J, Opgenoorth L (2015) Where is the extended phenotype in the wild? The community composition of arthropods on mature oak trees does not depend on the oak genotype. Plos One 10

Grass I, Brandl R, Botzat A, Neuschulz EL, Farwig N (2015) Contrasting taxonomic and phylogenetic diversity responses to forest modifications: Comparisons of taxa and successive plant life stages in South African Scarp Forest. Plos One 10

Halbwachs H, Brandl R, Bässler C (2015) Spore wall traits of ectomycorrhizal and saprotrophic agarics may mirror their distinct lifestyles. Fungal Ecology 17:197-204. doi: 10.1016/j.funeco.2014.10.003

Kaldhusdal A, Brandl R, Müller J, Möst L, Hothorn T (2015) Spatio-phylogenetic multispecies distribution models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6:187-197

Raub F, Höfer H, Scheuermann L, de Britez RM, Brandl R (2015) Conserving landscape structure - conclusions from partitioning of spider diversity in southern Atlantic forests of Brazil. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment 50:158-174. doi: 10.1080/01650521.2015.1071959

Schmidt A et al. (2015) Small-scale variability in the contribution of invertebrates to litter decomposition in tropical rice fields. Basic and Applied Ecology 16:674-680. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2015.01.006

Schmidt A et al. (2015) Effects of residue management on decomposition in irrigated rice fields are not related to changes in the decomposer community. Plos One 10. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0134402

Seibold S et al. (2015) Experimental studies of dead-wood biodiversity - A review identifying global gaps in knowledge. Biological Conservation 191:139-149. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2015.06.006

Seibold S et al. (2015) Association of extinction risk of saproxylic beetles with ecological degradation of forests in Europe. Conservation Biology 29:382-390

Thorn S, Müller J, Bässler C, Gminder A, Brandl R, Heibl C (2015) Host abundance, durability, basidiome form and phylogenetic isolation determine fungivore species richness. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 114:699-708


Alalouni U, Brandl R, Auge H, Schädler M (2014) Does insect herbivory on oak depend on the diversity of tree stands? Basic and Applied Ecology 15:685-692

Alalouni U, Lobinger G, Schädler M, Brandl R (2014) Natural enemies of the Gypsy Moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) at low population density. Entomologia Generalis 35:117-127

Alalouni U, Hacker H, Brandl, R (2014) Moths in forests: Environmental factors versus distance. Advances in Environmental Research 33:55-64

Albrecht J, Berens DG, Jaroszewicz B, Selva N, Brandl R, Farwig N (2014) Correlated loss of ecosystem services in coupled mutualistic networks. Nature Communications 5:3810

Farwig N, Brandl R, Siemann S, Wiener F, Müller J (2014) Decomposition rate of carrion is dependent on composition not abundance of the assemblages of insect scavengers. Oecologia 175:1291-1300

Müller J et al. (2014) Relative heart size in two rodent species increases with elevation: Reviving Hesse's rule. Journal of Biogeography 41:2211-2220

Raub F, Höfer H, Scheuermann L, Brandl R (2014) The conservation value of secondary forests in the southern Brazilian Mata Atlantica from a spider perspective. Journal of Arachnology 42:52-73

Raub F, Scheuermann L, Höfer H, Brandl R (2014) No bottom-up effects of food addition on predators in a tropical forest. Basic and Applied Ecology 15:59-65

Rösner S, Brandl R, Segelbacher G, Lorenc T, Müller J (2014) Noninvasive genetic sampling allows estimation of capercaillie numbers and population structure in the Bohemian Forest. European Journal of Wildlife Research 60:789-801. doi: 10.1007/s10344-014-0848-6

Rösner S, Cimiotti DV, Brandl R (2014) Two sympatric lineages of the raven Corvus corax jordansi coexist on the Eastern Canary Islands. Journal of Ornithology 155:243-251. doi: 10.1007/s10336-013-1006-8

Zeuss D, Brandl R, Brändle M, Rahbek C, Brunzel S (2014) Global warming favours light-coloured insects in Europe. Nature Communications 5


Alalouni U, Schädler M, Brandl R (2013) Natural enemies and environmental factors affecting the population dynamics of the Gypsy Moth. Journal of Applied Entomology 137:721-738. doi: 10.1111/jen.12072

Bacht M et al. (2013) Are Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus) populations of the low mountain ranges remnants of a broader distribution in the past? Journal of Ornithology 154:231-237. doi: 10.1007/s10336-012-0889-0

Bässler C, Hothorn T, Brandl R, Müller J (2013) Insects overshoot the expected upslope shift caused by climate warming. Plos One 8. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0065842

Gossner MM et al. (2013) Current near-to-nature forest management effects on functional trait composition of saproxylic beetles in beech forests. Conservation Biology 27:605-614

Grewe Y, Hof C, Dehling DM, Brandl R, Brändle M (2013) Recent range shifts of European dragonflies provide support for an inverse relationship between habitat predictability and dispersal. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22:403-409. doi: 10.1111/geb.12004

Gugerli F et al. (2013) Community genetics in the time of next-generation molecular technologies. Molecular Ecology 22:3198-3207. doi: 10.1111/mec.12300

Heuck C, Brandl R, Albrecht J, Gottschalk TK (2013) The potential distribution of the red kite in Germany. Journal of Ornithology 154:911-921

Künkler N, Brandl R, Brändle M (2013) Changes in clonal poplar leaf chemistry caused by stem galls alter herbivory and leaf litter decomposition. Plos One 8. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079994

Lehnert LW, Bässler C, Brandl R, Burton PJ, Müller J (2013) Conservation value of forests attacked by bark beetles: Highest number of indicator species is found in early successional stages. Journal for Nature Conservation 21:97-104. doi: 10.1016/j.jnc.2012.11.003

Müller J et al. (2013) From ground to above canopy-bat activity in mature forests is driven by vegetation density and height. Forest Ecology and Management 306:179-184. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.06.043

Ng'endo RN, Osiemo ZB, Brandl R (2013) DNA barcodes for species identification in the hyperdiverse ant genus Pheidole (Formicidae: Myrmicinae). Journal of Insect Science 13

Riedinger V, Müller J, Stadler J, Ulrich W, Brandl R (2013) Assemblages of bats are phylogenetically clustered on a regional scale. Basic and Applied Ecology 14:74-80. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2012.11.006

Seibold S et al. (2013) Forest vegetation structure has more influence on predation risk of artificial ground nests than human activities. Basic and Applied Ecology 14:687-693. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2013.09.003

Tarkka MT et al. (2013) OakContigDF159.1, a reference library for studying differential gene expression in Quercus robur during controlled biotic interactions: Use for quantitative transcriptomic profiling of oak roots in ectomycorrhizal symbiosis. New Phytologist 199:529-540. doi: 10.1111/nph.12317

Teuscher M, Brandl R, Förster B, Hothorn T, Rösner S, Müller J (2013) Forest inventories are a valuable data source for habitat modelling of forest species: An alternative to remote-sensing data. Forestry 86:241-253


Brändle M, Brandl R (2012) The time lag between introduction and escape from cultivation of alien woody plant species decreases with polyploidization. Web Ecology 12:1-7

Hof C et al. (2012) Habitat stability affects dispersal and the ability to track climate change. Biology Letters

Hothorn T, Brandl R, Müller J (2012) Large-scale  model-based assessment of deer-vehicle collision risk. Plos One 7:1-9

Kohnen A, Richter I, Brandl R (2012) No concordant phylogeographies of the rose gall wasp Diplolepis rosae (Hymenoptera, Cynipidae) and two associated parasitoids across Europe. Plos One 7

Mehr M, Brandl R, Kneib T, Müller J (2012) The effect of bark beetle infestation and salvage logging on bat activity in a national park. Biodiversity and Conservation 21:2775-2786

Müller J et al. (2012) Aggregative response in bats: Prey abundance versus habitat. Oecologia 169:673-684

Prévosto B et al. (2012) Impacts of land abandonment on vegetation: Successional pathways in european habitats. Folia Geobotanica 47:117-118. doi: 10.1007/s12224-012-9121-5


Bässler C, Stadler J, Müller J, Förster B, Göttlein A, Brandl R (2011) LiDAR as a rapid tool to predict forest habitat types in Natura 2000 networks. Biodiversity and Conservation 20:465-481

Brandl R (2011) Biologische Invasionen (Buchbesprechung, Kowarik, I.). Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau 64:157-158

Bussler H et al. (2011) Abundance and pest classification of scolytid species (Coleoptera: Curculionidae, Scolytinae) follow different patterns. Forest Ecology and Management 262:1887-1894

Gießelmann UC, Martin KG, Brändle M, Schädler M, Marques R, Brandl R (2011) Lack of home-field advantage in the decomposition of leaf litter in the Atlantic rainforest of Brazil. Applied Soil Ecology 49:5-10

Höfer H et al. (2011) InBioVeritas - Valuating nature in the southern Mata Atlântica of Brazil. Pridedia Environmental Sciences:64-71

Hothorn T, Müller J, Schröder B, Kneib T, Brandl R (2011) Decomposing environmental, spatial, and spatiotemporal components of species distributions. Ecological Monographs 81:329-347

Kagezi GH, Kaib M, Nyeko P, Bakuneeta C, Schaedler M, Brandl R (2011) Decomposition of tissue baits and termite density along a gradient of human land-use intensification in western Kenya. African Journal of Ecology 49:267-276. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2028.2011.01263.x

Kohnen A, Wissemann V, Brandl R (2011) No host-associated differentiation in the gall wasp Diplolepis rosae (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) on three dog rose species. Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society 102:369-377

Mehr M, Brandl R, Hothorn T, Dziock F, Förster B, Müller J (2011) Land use is more important than climate for species richness and composition of bat assemblages on a regional scale. Mammalian Biology 76:451-460

Müller J, Stadler J, Jarzabek-Müller A, Hacker H, Braak ter C, Brandl R (2011) The predictability of phytophagous insect communities: Host specialists as habitat specialists. Plos One 6

Schleuning M et al. (2011) Forest fragmentation and selective logging have inconsistent effects on multiple animal-mediated ecosystem processes in a tropical forest. Plos One 6

Schmeller DS, Dolek M, Geyer A, Settele J, Brandl R (2011) The effect of conservation efforts on morphological asymmetry in a butterfly population. Journal for Nature Conservation 19:161-165

Thieltges DW et al. (2011) Range size patterns in European freshwater trematodes. Ecography in press

Thieltges DW, Hof C, Dehling M, Brändle M, Brandl R, Poulin R (2011) Host diversity and latitude drive trematode diversity patterns in the European freshwater fauna. Global Ecology and Biogeography 20:675-682

Vierling KT, Bässler C, Brandl R, Vierling LA, Weiss I, Müller J (2011) Spinning a laser web: Predicting spider distributions using LiDAR. Ecological Applications 21:577-588. doi: 10.1890/09-2155.1


Andert J, Marten A, Brandl R, Brune A (2010) Inter- and intraspecific comparison of the bacterial assemblages in the hindgut of humivorous scarab beetle larvae (Pachnoda spp.). FEMS Microbiology Ecology 74:439-449

Bässler C, Müller J, Dziock F, Brandl R (2010) Effects of resource availability and climate on the diversity of wood-decaying fungi. Journal of Ecology 98:822-832. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2010.01669.x

Bässler C, Müller J, Dziock F, Brandl R (2010) Microclimate and especially resource availability are more important than macroclimate for assemblages of wood-inhabiting fungi. Journal of Ecology 8:822-832

Bihn JH, Gebauer G, Brandl R (2010) Loss of functional diversity of ant assemblages in secondary tropical forests. Ecology 91:782-792

Brandl R (2010) Buchbesprechung Biologische Invasionen (Kowarik, I.). Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau 64:157-158

Dehling DM, Hof C, Brändle M, Brandl R (2010) Habitat availability does not explain the species richness patterns of European lentic and lotic freshwater animals. Journal of Biogeography 37:1919-1926

Entling W, Schmidt-Entling MH, Bacher S, Brandl R, Nentwig W (2010) Body size-climate relationships of European spiders. Journal of Biogeography 37:477-485

Gießelmann UC, Martins KG, Brändle M, Schädler M, Marques R, Brandl R (2010) Diversity and ecosystem functioning: Litter decomposition dynamics in the Atlantic Rainforest. Applied Soil Ecology 46:283-290

Kagezi GH, Kaib M, Nyeko P, Brandl R (2010) Pest status and control options for termites (Isoptera) in the Luhya community of western Kenya. Sociobiology 55:815-829

Kagezi GH, Kaib M, Nyeko P, Brandl R (2010) Termites (Isoptera) as food in the Luhya community (Western Kenya). Sociobiology 55:831-845

Kempel A, Schmidt AK, Brandl R, Schädler M (2010) Support from the underground - induced plant resistance depends on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi. Functional Ecology 24:293-300

Kohnen A et al. (2010) Radiation, biological diversity and host-parasite interactions in wild roses, rust fungi and insects. In: M.Glaubrecht (ed) Evolution in Action. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp 215-238

Krug CB et al. (2010) Keeping the Cape Lowland archipelago afloat. BIOTA 3:152-179

Marten A, Kaib M, Brandl R (2010) Are cuticular hydrocarbons involved in speciation of fungus-growing termites (Isoptera: Macrotermitinae)? In: M.Glaubrecht (ed) Evolution in Action. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, pp 283-306

Meyer J, Kohnen A, Brandl R (2010) Genetic differentiation in an arboreal rodent from African savannas. African Journal of Ecology 48:831-836

Müller J, Noss RF, Bussler H, Brandl R (2010) Learning from a "benign neglect strategy" in a national park: Response of saproxylic beetles to dead wood accumulation. Biological conservation 143:2559-2569

Müller J, Stadler J, Brandl R (2010) Composition versus physiognomy of vegetation as predictors of bird assemblages: The role of lidar. Remote Sensing of Environment 114:490-495

Osiemo ZB, Marten A, Kaib M, Gitonga LM, Boga HI, Brandl R (2010) Open relationships in the castles of clay: High diversity and low host specificity of Termitomyces fungi associated with fungus-growing termites in Africa. Insectes Sociaux 57:351-363

Raabe S et al. (2010) Drivers of bryophyte diversity allow implications for forest management with a focus on climate change. Forest Ecology and Management 260:1956-1964

Röder J et al. (2010) Arthropod species richness in the norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) canopy along an elevation gradient. Forest Ecology and Management 259:1513-1521

Rösner S et al. (2010) Coloniality of birds in the Kalahari - spatial distribution of trees and nests of the sociable weaver (Philetairus socius). BIOTA 2:179-183

Schädler M, Brandl R, Kempel A (2010) "Afterlife" effects of mycorrhization on the decomposition of plant residues. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 42:521-523

Schädler M, Brandl R, Kempel A (2010) Host plant genotype determines bottom-up effects in an aphid-parasitoid-predator system. Entomologia Experimentalis Et Applicata 135:162-169. doi: 10.1111/j.1570-7458.2010.00976.x

Steckel J, Penrith ML, Henschel J, Brandl R, Meyer J (2010) A preliminary molecular phylogeny of the Namib Desert darkling beetles (Tenebrionidae). African Zoology 45:107-114

Wilke T, Benke M, Brändle M, Albrecht C, Bichain J-M (2010) The neglected side of the coin: Non-adaptive radiation in spring snails (Bythinella spp.). In: M.Glaubrecht (ed) Evolution in Action. Springer, Berlin, pp 551-578