Dr. Jürgen Kluge



+49 6421 28-25961 juergen.kluge@geo 1 Deutschhausstraße 10
35032 Marburg
F|12 Deutsches Haus (Raum: +2/0120)


Philipps-Universität Marburg Geographie (Fb19) Physische Geographie

  • Vita

    since Mar 2010 Lecturer for biogeography and statistics at the Universities of Marburg, Dept. of Geography
    since Jan 2007 Research assistant at the Universities of Marburg, Germany and Zürich, Switzerland
    Jan 2007 PhD. (summa cum laude) at the University of Göttingen, Germany. Advisor: Dr. Michael Kessler. Title of dissertation:"Diversity, distribution patterns and morphological characteristics of pteridophytes along an elevational transect in Costa Rica“
    since Feb 2006 Research on bryophytes within DFG-project „Experimental and vegetation research on forest ecology in dry areas of southern Tibet“ of Prof. Georg Miehe, Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany
    Feb 2004 – Jan 2006 Graduate research assistant within the DFG project of Dr. Michael Kessler (Ke 636/5-1).
    May 2002 – Dec 2003 Field studies in Costa Rica within the DFG project of Dr. Michael Kessler (Ke 636/5-1).Studies on patterns and biotic and abiotic causes of pteridophyte diversity (PhD).
    2001 – 2002 Scientific assistance at the Dept. of Biology of the Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany
    2000 – 2001 Research on bryophytes within DFG-project „Experimental and vegetation research on forest ecology in dry areas of southern Tibet“ of Prof. Georg Miehe, Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany
    1999 – 2000 13-month study trip to Costa Rica, Panamá and Nicaragua, research on fern and bryophyte vegetation in high mountain rain forests.
    1992 – 1998 Study of Geography and Botany, Philipps-University, Marburg, Germany. Diploma thesis on the bryophyte vegetation of managed forests in Germany.
  • Publikationen

    PDFs of all articles are available upon request:   mailto  kluge(a)geo.uni-marburg.de

    RESEARCHER IDhttp://www.researcherid.com/rid/D-6200-2011

    Google ScholarURL-google-scholar


    • Kluge, Jürgen; Worm, Sebastian; Lange, Simon; Long, David; Böhner, Jürgen; Yangzom Rinchen;  Miehe, Georg.
      (2017): Elevational seed plants richness patterns in Bhutan, Eastern Himalaya. Journal of Biogeography 44:1711-1722. 


    • Coelho MCM, Elias RB, Kluge J, Pereira F, Henriques DSG, Aranda SC, Borges PAV,  Ah - Peng C, Gabriel R
      (2016) Long–term monitoring across elevational gradients (II):   vascular plants on Pico Island (Azores) transect. Arquipelago. Life and Marine Sciences 33: 21-44.

    • Kessler M, Karger DK, Kluge J
      (2016) Elevational diversity patterns as an example for evolutionary and ecological dynamics in ferns and lycophytes. Journal of Systematics and Evolution (doi: 10.1111/jse.12218)

    • Colwell RK, Gotelli NJ, Ashton LA, Beck J, Brehm G, Fayle TM, Fiedler K, Forister ML, Kessler M, Kitching RL, Klimes P, Kluge J, Longino JT, Maunsell SC, McCain CM, Moses J, Noben S, Sam K, Sam L, Shapiro AM, Wang X, Novotny V
      (2016) Midpoint attractors and species richness: Modeling the interaction between environmental drivers and geometric constraints. Ecology Letters 19: 1009-1022.


    • Karger DN, Tuomisto H, Amoroso VB, Darnaedi D, Hidayat A, Abrahamczyk S, Kluge J, Lehnert M, Kessler M
      (2015) The importance of species pool size for community composition. Ecography 38: 1243-1253.

    • Lehnert, M., F.P. Coritico, D. Darnaedi, A. Hidayat, J. Kluge, D.N. Karger & M. Kessler.
      2015. Validation of a new combination in the genus Alsophila (Cyatheaceae-Polypodiopsida). Systematic Botany 40: 386.

    • Salazar, L., J. Homeier, M. Kessler, S. Abrahamczyk, M. Lehnert, T. Krömer & J. Kluge.
      2015. Diversity patterns of ferns along elevational gradients in Andean tropical forests. Plant Ecology and Diversity 8: 13-24.


    • Gabriel R, Coelho MMC, Henriques D.S.G., Borges P.A.V., Elias R.B., Kluge J., Ah-Peng C.
      (2014) Long-term monitoring across elevational gradients to assess ecological hypothesis: a description of standardized sampling methods in oceanic islands and first results. Arquipelago - Life and Marine Sciences 31: 45-67.

    • Kessler M, Salazar L, Homeier J, Kluge J
      (2014) Species richness-productivity relationships of tropical terrestrial ferns at regional and local scales. Journal of Ecology 102: 1623-1633.

    • Kessler, M. Güdel, R., Salazar, L. Homeier, J., Kluge, J.
      (2014) Impact of mycorrhization on the abundance, growth and leaf nutrient status of ferns along a tropical elevational gradient. Oecologia 175: 887-900.

    • Kessler, M., Toivonen, J.M., Sylvester, S.P., Kluge, J., Hertel, D.
      (2014) Elevational patterns of Polylepis tree height (Rosaceae) in the high Andes of Peru: role of human impact and climatic conditions. Frontiers in Plant Science (early online: doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00194)


    • Krömer, T., Acebey, A., Kluge, J., Kessler, M.
      (2013) Effects of altitude and climate in determining elevational plant species richness patterns: a case study from Los Tuxtlas, Mexico. Flora 208: 197-210.


    • Kessler, M., Hertel, D., Jungkunst, H.F., Kluge, J., Abrahamczyk, S., Bos, M., Buchori, D., Gerold, G., Gradstein, S.R., Köhler, S., Leuschner, C., Moser, G., Pitopang, R., Saleh, S., Schulze, C.H., Sporn, S.G., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Tjitrosoedirdjo, S.S., Tscharntke, T.
      (2012) Can joint carbon and biodiversity management in tropical agroforestry landscapes be optimized? PLoS ONE 7: e47192. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047192.

    • Karger, D.N., Kluge, J., Abrahamczyk, S., Salazar, L., Homeier, J., Amoroso, V.B., Lehnert, M., Kessler, M.
      (2012) Bryophyte cover on trees as proxy for relative air humidity in the tropics. Ecological Indicators 20: 277-281.

    • Ah-Peng, C., Wilding, N., Kluge, J., Descamps-Julien, B., Bardat, J., Chuah-Petiot, M., Strasberg, D., Hedderson, T.A.J.
      (2012) Bryophyte diversity and range size distribution along two altitudinal gradients: Continent vs. island. Acta Oecologica 42: 58-65.


    • Abrahamczyk, S., Kluge, J., Gareca, Y., Reichle, S., Kessler, M.
      (2011) The influence of climatic seasonality on the diversity of different tropical pollinator groups. PLoS One 6: e27115.

    • Miehe, G., Miehe, S., Bach, K., Kluge, J., Wesche, K., Yongping, Y., La Duo, Sonam Co
      (2011) Alpine Steppe Plant Communities of the Tibetan highlands. Applied Vegetation Science 14: 547-560.

    • Miehe, G., Miehe, S., Bach, K., Kluge, J., Wesche, K., Yongping, Y., Jianquan, L.
      (2011) Ecological stability during the LGM and the mid-Holocene in the Alpine Steppes of Tibet? Quaternary Research 76: 243-252.

    • Kessler, M., Kluge, J., Hemp, A. & Ohlemüller, R.
      (2011) A global comparative analysis of elevational species richness patterns of ferns. Global Ecology and Biogeography 20: 868-880.

    • Karger, D.N., Kluge, J., Krömer, T., Hemp, A., Lehnert, M. & Kessler, M.
      (2011) The effect of area on local and regional elevational patterns of species richness. Journal of Biogeography 38: 1177-1185.

    • Kluge, J. & Kessler, M.
      (2011) Influence of niche characteristics and forest type on fern species richness, abundance and plant size along an elevational gradient in Costa Rica. Plant Ecology, 212: 1109-1121.

    • Kessler, M., Grytnes, J.-A., Halloy, S.R.P., Kluge, J., Krömer, T., León, B., Macía, M.J. & Young, K.R.
      (2011) Gradients of Plant Diversity: Local Patterns and Processes. In: S.K. Herzog, R. Martínez, P.M. Jørgensen & H. Tiessen (eds) Climate Change and Biodiversity in the Tropical Andes. Pp. 204-219. IAI-SCOPE, São José dos Campos, Brazil.

    • Kluge, J. & Kessler, M.
      (2011) Phylogenetic diversity, trait diversity and niches: species assembly of ferns along a tropical elevational gradient. Journal of Biogeography, 38, 394-405.

    • Kessler, M., Hofmann, S., Krömer, Th., Cicuzza, D. & Kluge, J.
      (2011) The impact of sterile populations on the perception of elevational richness patterns in ferns. Ecography 34: 123-131.

    • Laurance, W.F., Useche, D.C., Shoo, L.P., Herzog, S.K., Kessler, M., Escobar, F., Brehm, G., Axmacher, J.C., Chen, I., Gámez, L.A., Hietz, P., Fiedler, K., Pyrcz, T., Wolfm, J., Merkord, C.L., Cardelus, C., Marshall, A.R., Ah-Peng, C., Aplet, G.H., del Coro Arizmendi, M., Baker, W.J., Barone, J., Brühl, C.A., Bussmann, R.W., Cicuzza, D., Eilu, G., Favila, M.E., Hemp, A., Hemp, C., Homeier, J., Hurtado, J., Jankowski, J., Kattán, G., Kluge, J., Krömer, T., Lees, D.C., Lehnert, M., Longino, J.T., Lovett, J., Martin, P.H., Patterson, B.D., Pearson, R.G., Peh, K.S., Richardson, B., Richardson, M., Samways, M.J., Senbeta, F., Smith, T.B., Utteridge, T.M., Watkins, J.E., Wilson, R., Williams, S.E. & Thomas, C.D.
      (2011) Global warming and the vulnerability of tropical biota: Where do the thermal specialists live? Biological Conservation 144: 548-557.


    • Kessler, M., Abrahamczyk, S., Bos, M., Buchori, D., Dwi Putra, D., Gradstein, S.R., Höhn, P., Kluge, J., Orend, F., Pitopang, R., Saleh, S., Schulze, C.H., Sporn, S.G., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Tjitrosoedirdjo, S.S. & Tscharntke, T.
      (2010) Cost-effectiveness of plant and animal biodiversity indicators in tropical forest and agroforest habitats. Journal of Applied Ecology 48: 330-339.

    • Miehe, S., Kluge, J., von Wehrden, H. & Retzer, V.
      (2010) Long-term degradation of Sahelian rangeland detected by 27 years of field study in Senegal. Journal of Applied Ecology, 47, 692-700.

    • Kessler, M., Jonas, R., Cicuzza, D., Kluge, J., Piatek, K., Naks, P. & Lehnert, M.
      (2010) A survey of the mycorrhization of Southeast Asian ferns and lycophytes. Plant Biology, 12, 788-793.


    • Kessler, M., Abrahamczyk, A., Bos, M., Dwi Putra, D., Gradstein, S.R., Höhn, P., Kluge, J., Orend, F., Pitopang, R., Saleh, S., Schulze, C.H., Sporn, S.G., Steffan-Dewenter, I. & Tscharntke, T.
      (2009) Alpha and beta diversity of plants and animals along a tropical land-use gradient. Ecological Applications, 19, 2142-2156.

    • Kessler, M., Krömer, T., Kluge, J., Karger, D.N., Acebey, A., Hemp, A., Herzog, S.K. & Lehnert, M.
      (2009) Elevational gradients of species richness derived from local field surveys versus 'mining' of archive data. In: E.M. Spehn & C. Körner (eds) Data mining for global trends in mountain biodiversity. CRC Press/Taylor and Francis, Boca Raton.


    • Kessler, M. & Kluge, J.
      (2008) Diversity and endemism in tropical montane forests - from patterns to processes. Biodiversity and Ecology Series, 2, 35-50.

    • Kluge, J., Bach, K. & Kessler, M.
      (2008) Elevational distribution and zonation of tropical pteridophyte assemblages in Costa Rica. Basic and Applied Ecology, 9, 35-43.


    • Kessler, M., Böhner, J. & Kluge, J.
      (2007) Modelling tree height to assess climatic conditions at tree lines in the Bolivian Andes. Ecological Modelling, 207, 223-233.

    • Kluge, J. & Kessler, M.
      (2007) Morphological characteristics of fern assemblages along an elevational gradient: patterns and causes. Ecotropica, 13, 27-43.

    • Brehm, G., Colwell, R.K. & Kluge, J.
      (2007) The role of environment and mid-domain effect on moth species richness along a tropical elevational gradient. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 16, 205-219.


    • Kluge, J., Kessler, M. & Dunn, R.R.
      (2006) What drives elevational patterns of diversity? A test of geometric constraints, climate and species pool effects for pteridophytes on an elevational gradient in Costa Rica. Global Ecology and Biogeography 15, 358-371.

    • Kluge, J. & Kessler, M.
      (2006) Fern endemism and its correlates: contribution from an elevational transect in Costa Rica. Diversity and Distributions 12, 535-545.


    • Kluge, J. & Kessler, M.
      (2005) Inventory of pteridophytes along an elevational transect in Braulio Carrillo National Park, La Selva Biological Station and Cerro de la Muerte, Costa Rica. Brenesia 63-64, 11-34.
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