Dr. Christian Lampei

Christian Lampei
Daniela Liepelt

Wiss. Mitarbeiter


+49 6421 28-24972 christian.lampei@biologie 1 Karl-von-Frisch-Straße 8
35032 Marburg
K|05 Institutsgebäude (Raum: 4015)


Philipps-Universität Marburg Biologie (Fb17) Ökologie Pflanzenökologie und Geobotanik (AG Opgenoorth)

Research interests

  • Plant adaptation to environmental gradients (e.g. drought, elevation, latitude, urbanization)
  • Evolutionary ecology and genomics of plants
  • Plasticity, parental effects, and epigenetics


  • Einführung in R (Profilmodul)
  • Ökologie der Lebensräume (Aufbaumodul Bsc)

For Bsc or Msc theses topics you can always contact me.



Profile on Google Scholar.




  • Latzel, V., Fischer, M., Groot, M., Gutzat, R., Lampei, C., Ouborg, J., Parepa, M., Schmid, K., Vergeer, P., Zhang, Y., & Bossdorf, O. (2022). Parental environmental effects are common and strong, but unpredictable, in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytologist, 237(3), 1014-1023. [doi: 10.1111/nph.18591]


  • Martiné, E., Zeuss, D., Lampei, C., Sun, H., Miehe, G., & Opgenoorth, L. (2022). The South Asian monsoon maintains the disjunction of Rumex hastatus between the western Himalayas and the Hengduan Mountains, southwest China. Nordic Journal of Botany, 11, e03706. [doi: 10.1111/njb.03706]
  • Heim, R. J., Yurtaev, A., Bucharova, A., Heim, W., Kutskir, V., Knorr, K.-H., Lampei, C., Pechkin, A., Schilling, D., Sulkarnaev, F., & Hölzel, N. (2022). Fire in lichen-rich subarctic tundra changes carbon and nitrogen cycling between ecosystem compartments but has minor effects on stocks. Biogeosciences, 19(10), 2729–2740. [doi:10.5194/bg-19-2729-2022]
  • Klein‐Raufhake, T., Höfner, J., Hölzel, N., Knorr, K., Lampei, C., Mudrák, O., & Bucharova, A. (2022). Nitrogen limitation reduces the performance of target plant species in restored meadows. Restoration Ecology, 30(7), 1–10. [doi: 10.1111/rec.13608]
  • Höfner, J., Klein‐Raufhake, T., Lampei, C., Mudrak, O., Bucharova, A., & Durka, W. (2022). Populations restored using regional seed are genetically diverse and similar to natural populations in the region. Journal of Applied Ecology, 59(9), 2234–2244. [doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.14067]
  • Santangelo, J. S., Ness, R. W., Cohan, B., Fitzpatrick, C. R., Innes, S. G., Koch, S., Miles, L. S., Munim, S., Peres-Neto, P. R., Prashad, C., Tong, A. T., Aguirre, W. E., Akinwole, P. O., Alberti, M., Álvarez, J., Anderson, J. T., Anderson, J. J., Ando, Y., Andrew, N. R., ... Lampei, C., … Johnson, M. T. J. (2022). Global urban environmental change drives adaptation in white clover. Science, 375(6586), 1275–1281. [doi: 10.1126/science.abk0989]
  • Conrady, M., Lampei, C., Bossdorf, O., Durka, W., & Bucharova, A. (2022). Evolution during seed production for ecological restoration? A molecular analysis of 19 species finds only minor genomic changes. Journal of Applied Ecology, 59(5), 1383–1393. [doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.14155]


  • Stanik, N., Lampei, C., & Rosenthal, G. (2021). Drought stress triggers differential survival and functional trait responses in the establishment of Arnica montana seedlings. Plant Biology, 23(6), 1086–1096. [doi: 10.1111/plb.13306]
  • Bucharova A, Lampei C, Conrady M, May E, Matheja J, Meyer M, Ott D (2021) Plant provenance affects pollinator network: implications for ecological restoration. Journal of Applied Ecology [doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.13866], (Preprint: [doi: 10.1101/2020.11.26.399493])


  • Metz J, Lampei C, Bäumler L, Bocherens H, Dittbrenner H, Henneberg, L, De Meaux J, Tielboerger K (2020) Rapid adaptive evolution to drought in a subset of plant traits in a large-scale climate change experiment. Ecology Letters [doi: 10.1111/ele.13596] [Preprint]
  • Stanik N, Lampei C, Rosenthal G (2020) Summer aridity rather than management shapes fitness-related functional traits of the threatened mountain plant Arnica montana. Ecology and Evolution 10 (11): 5069-5078 [doi: 10.1002/ece3.6259]


  • Lampei C, Wunder J, Wilhalm T, Schmid KJ (2019) Microclimate predicts frost-hardiness of alpine Arabidopsis thaliana populations better than elevation. Ecology and Evolution 9(23): 13017–13029 [doi:10.1002/ece3.5659] Open Access


  • Lampei C (2018) Multiple simultaneous treatments change plant response from adaptive parental effects to within-generation plasticity, in Arabidopsis thaliana. Oikos 128: 368–379 [doi:10.1111/oik.05627]


  • Richards CL, Alonso C, Becker C, Bossdorf O, Bucher E, Colomé‐Tatché M, Durka W, Engelhardt J, Gaspar B, Gogol‐Döring A, Grosse I, van Gurp TP, Heer K, Kronholm I, Lampei C, Latzel V, Mirouze M, Opgenoorth L, Paun O, Prohaska SJ, Rensing SA, Stadler PF, Trucchi E, Ullrich K, Verhoeven KJF (2017) Ecological plant epigenetics: Evidence from model and non‐model species, and the way forward. Ecology Letters 20: 1576–1590 [doi:10.1111/ele.1285Preprint
  • Groot MP, Kubisch A, Ouborg N, Pagel J, Schmid KJ, Vergeer P, Lampei C (2017) Transgenerational effects of mild heat in Arabidopsis thaliana show strong genotype specificity that is explained by climate at origin. New Phytologist 215: 1221–1234 [doi:10.1111/nph.14642]
  • Lampei C, Metz J, Tielbörger K (2017) Clinal population divergence in an adaptive parental environmental effect that adjusts seed banking. New Phytologist 214: 1230–1244 [doi:10.1111/nph.14436]


  • Günther* T, Lampei* C, Barilar I, Schmid KJ (2016) Genomic and phenotypic differentiation of Arabidopsis thaliana along altitudinal gradients in the North Italian Alps. Molecular Ecology 25: 3574–3592 [doi:10.1111/mec.13705Preprint


  •  Yousef* E, Lampei* C, Schmid KJ (2015) Evaluation of cauliflower genebank accessions under organic and conventional cultivation in Southern Germany. Euphytica 201: 389–400 [doi:10.1007/s10681-014-1225-y]
  • Günther* T, Lampei* C, Schmid KJ (2013) Factors affecting intraspecific nitrogen stoichiometry of the Arabidopsis thaliana transcriptome. Molecular biology and evolution 30: 561–568 [doi:10.1093/molbev/mss249]
  • Tielbörger K, Petruů M, Lampei C (2012) Bet‐hedging germination in annual plants: a sound empirical test of the theoretical foundations. Oikos 121: 1860–1868 [doi:10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.20236.x]
  • Lampei C, Tielbörger K (2010) Evolvability of between‐year seed dormancy in populations along an aridity gradient. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 100: 924–934 [doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2010.01453.x]

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