Ausgewählte Veröffentlichungen


Schrieber K., Paul S.C., Höche L.V., Salas A.C., Didszun R., Mößnang J., Müller C., Erfmeier A. & Eilers E.J. 2021. Sex and origin-specific inbreeding effects on flower attractiveness to specialised pollinators. eLife 10:e65610
DOI: 10.7554/eLife.65610

Staab M., Liu X., Assmann T., Bruelheide H., Buscot F., Durka W., Erfmeier A., Klein A.-M., Ma K., Michalski S., Wubet T., Schmid B. & Schuldt A. 2021. Tree phylogenetic diversity structures multitrophic communities. Functional Ecology 35(2): 521-534.
DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13722

Germany, M.S., Bruelheide, H. & Erfmeier, A. 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.
DOI: 10.1093/jpe/rtab004


Dieskau, J., Bruelheide, H., Gutknecht, J. & Erfmeier, A. (2020): Biogeographic differences in plant–soil biota relationships contribute to the exotic range expansion of Verbascum thapsus. Ecology and Evolution 00: 1-14.
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.6894

Hock, M., Hofmann, R.W., Essl, F., Pyšek, P., Bruelheide, H. & Erfmeier, A. (2020): Native distribution characteristics rather than functional traits explain preadaptation of invasive species to high-UV-B environments. Diversity and Distributions 26(10): 1421-1438.
DOI: 10.1111/ddi.13113

Hock, M., Plos, C., Sporbert, M. & Erfmeier A. (2020): Combined effects of UV-B and drought on native and exotic populations of Verbascum thapsus. Plants 2020, 9:269.
DOI: 10.3390/plants9020269

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 rare woodland species: understanding habitat requirements is not sufficient. Plant Species Biology 35(2): 120-129.
DOI: 10.1111/1442-1984.12264

Watermann, L.Y., Hock, M., Blake, C. & Erfmeier, A. (2020): Plant invasion into high elevations implies adaptation to high UV-B environments: a multi-species experiment. Biological Invasions 22(3): 1203-1218.
DOI: 10.1007/s10530-019-02173-9


Goebes, P., Schmidt, K., Seitz, S., Both, S., Bruelheide, H., Erfmeier, A., Scholten, T. & Kühn, P. (2019): The strength of soil – plant interactions under forest is related to Critical Soil Depth. Scientific Reports 9 (1): 8635.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-45156-5

Erfmeier, A., Haldan, K., Beckmann, L.-M., Behrens, M, Rotert, J. & Schrautzer, J. (2019): Ash dieback and its impact in near-natural forest remnants – a plant community-based inventory. Frontiers in Plant Science 10: 658.
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00658

Hock, M., Hofmann, R.W., Müller, C. & Erfmeier, A. (2019): Exotic plant species are locally adapted but not to high ultraviolet-B radiation: a reciprocal multispecies experiment. Ecology 100 (5): e02665.
DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2665

Germany, M.S., Bruelheide, H. & Erfmeier, A. (2019): Janzen-Connell effects in a forest BEF experiment: Strong distance-dependent seedling establishment of multiple species. Ecology 100 (8): e02736.
DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2736


Tay, J.Y.L., Erfmeier, A. & Kalwij, J.M. (2018): Reaching new heights: can drones replace current methods to study plant population dynamics. Plant Ecology 219 (10): 1139-1150.
DOI: 10.1007/s11258-018-0865-8

Huang, Y., Chen, Y., Castro-Izaguirre, N., Baruffol, M., Brezzi, M., Lang, A., Li, Y., Härdtle, W., von Oheimb, G., Yang, X., Liu, X., Pei, K., Both, S., Yang, B., Eichenberg, D., Assmann, T., Bauhus, J., Behrens, T., Buscot, F., Chen, X.-Y., Chesters, D., Ding, B.-Y., Durka, W., Erfmeier, A., Fang, J., Fischer, M., Guo, L.-D., Guo, D., Gutknecht, J.L.M., He, J.-H., He, C.-L., Hector, A., Hönig, L., Hu, R.-Y., Klein, A.-M., Kühn, P., Liang, Y., Michalski, S., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmidt, K., Scholten, T., Schuldt, A., Shi, X., Tan, M.-Z., Tang, Z., Trogisch, S., Wang, Z., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Xiang, W., Yu, M., Yu, X.-D., Zhang, J., Zhang, S., Zhang, N., Zhou, H.-Z., Zhu, C.-D., Zhu, L., Bruelheide, H., Ma, K., Niklaus, P.A., & Schmid, B. (2018): Strong positive biodiversity–productivity relationships in a subtropical forest experiment. Science 362: 80-83.
DOI: 10.1126/science.aat6405

Liu, X., Trogisch, S., He, J.-S., Niklaus, P., Bruelheide, H., Tang, Z., Erfmeier, A., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Pietsch, K.A., Yang, B., Kühn, P., Scholten, T., Huang, Y., Wang, C., Staab, M., Leppert, K.N., Wirth, C. Schmid, B., & Ma, K. (2018): Tree diversity increases ecosystem carbon storage in subtropical forests. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285, 1885: Article no. 20181240.
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2018.1240


Binkenstein, J., Klein, A.-M., Assmann, T., Buscot, F., Erfmeier, A., Ma, K., Pietsch, K.A., Schmidt, K., Scholten, T., Wubet, T., Bruelheide, H., Schuldt, A. & Staab, M. (2017): Multi-trophic guilds respond differently to changing elevation in a subtropical forest. Ecography 41 (6): 1013-1023.
DOI: 10.1111/ecog.03086

Trogisch, S., Schuldt, A., Bauhus, J., Blum, J., Both, S., Buscot, F., Castro-Izaguirre, N., Chesters, D., Durka, W., Eichenberg, D., Erfmeier, A., Fischer, M., Geißler, C., Germany, M.S., Goebes, P., Gutknecht, J., Hahn, C., Haider, S., Härdtle, W. He, J.-H., Hector, A., Hönig, L., Huang, Y., Klein, A.-M., Kühn. P., Kunz, M., Leppert, K.N., Li, Y., Liu, X., Niklaus, P.A., Pei, Z., Pietsch, K.A., Prinz, R., Proß, T., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmidt, K., Scholten, T., Seitz, S., Song, Z., Staab, M., von Oheimb, G., Weißbecker, C., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Yang, B., Yang, Y., Zhu, C.D., Schmid, B., Ma, K. & Bruelheide, H. (2017): Towards a methodical framework for comprehensively assessing forest multifunctionality. Ecology and Evolution 7 (24): 10652-10674.
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3488

Schuldt, A., Bruelheide, H., Buscot, F., Assmann, T., Erfmeier, A., Klein, A.-M., Ma, K., Scholten, T., Staab, M., Wirth, C., Zhang, J. & Wubet, T. (2017): Belowground top-down and aboveground bottom-up effects structure multitrophic community relationships in a biodiverse forest. Scientific Reports 7: 4222.
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-04619-3

Zenni, R.D., Dickie, I.A., Wingfield, M.J., Hirsch, H., Crous, C.J., Meyerson, L.A., Burgess, T.I., Zimmermann, T.G., Klock, M.M., Siemann, E., Erfmeier, A., Aragon, R., Montti, L. & Le Roux, J.J. (2017): Evolutionary dynamics of tree invasions: complementing the unified framework for biological invasions. AoB Plants 9: plw085.
DOI: 10.1093/aobpla/plw085

Germany, M., Bruelheide, H. & Erfmeier, A. (2017): Limited tree richness effects on herb layer composition, richness and productivity in experimental forest stands. Journal of Plant Ecology 10 (1): 190-200.
DOI: 10.1093/jpe/rtw109

Yang, B., Li, Y., Ding, B., Both, S., Erfmeier, A., Härdtle, W., Ma, K., Schmid, B., Scholten, T., Seidler, G., von Oheimb, G., Yang, X. & Bruelheide, H. (2017): Impact of tree diversity and environmental conditions on the survival of shrub species in a forest biodiversity experiment in subtropical China. Journal of Plant Ecology 10 (1), 179-189.
DOI: 10.1093/jpe/rtw099

Scholten, T., Goebes, P., Kühn, P., Seitz, S., Assmann, T., Bauhus, J., Bruelheide, H., Buscot, F., Erfmeier, A., Fischer, M., Härdtle, W.,He, J.-S., Ma, K., Niklaus, P.A., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmid, B., Shi, X., Song, Z., von Oheimb, G., Wirth, C., Wubet, T. & Schmidt, K. (2017): On the combined effect of soil fertility and topography on tree growth in subtropical forest ecosystems—a study from SE China. Journal of Plant Ecology 10(1), 111-127.
DOI: 10.1093/jpe/rtw065

2011 – 2016

Engst, K., Baasch, A., Erfmeier, A., Jandt, U., May, K., Schmiede, R. & Bruelheide, H. (2016): Functional community ecology meets restoration ecology: Assessing the restoration success of alluvial floodplain meadows with functional traits. Journal of Applied Ecology 53: 751–764.
DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12623

Beckmann, M., Bruelheide, H. & Erfmeier, A. (2015): Reduced tolerance to simulated herbivory on clonal organs in alien genotypes – a multi-species experiment with native and introduced origins. Biological Invasions 18 (2): 549-563.
DOI: 10.1007/s10530-015-1027-8

Schuldt, A., Wubet, T., Buscot, F., Staab, M., Assmann, T., Böhnke-Kammerlander, M., Both, S., Erfmeier, A., Klein, A.-M., Ma, K., Pietsch, K. Schultze, S., Wirth, C., Zhang, J, Zumstein, P. & Bruelheide, H. (2015): Multitrophic diversity in a biodiverse forest is highly nonlinear across spatial scales. Nature Communications 6: 10169.
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms10169

Hock, M., Beckmann, M., Hofmann, R., Bruelheide, H. & Erfmeier, A. (2015): Effects of UV-B radiation on germination characteristics in invasive plants in New Zealand. NeoBiota 26: 21-37.
DOI: 10.3897/neobiota.26.4405

Ampoorter, E., Baeten, L., Vanhellemont, M., Bruelheide, H., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Baasch, A., Erfmeier, A., Hock, M., Verheyen, K. (2015): Disentangling tree species identity and richness effects on the herb layer: first results from a German tree diversity experiment. Journal of Vegetation Science 26(4): 742-755.
DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12281

Gao, C., Zhang, Y., Shi, N.-N., Zheng, Y., Chen, L., Wubet, T., Bruelheide, H., Both, S., Buscot, F., Ding, Q., Erfmeier, A., Kühn, P., Nadrowski, K., Scholten, T., Guo, L.-D., (2014): Community assembly of ectomycorrhizal fungi along a subtropical secondary forest succession. New Phytologist 205(2): 771-785.
DOI: 10.1111/nph.13068

Beckmann, M., Bruelheide, H. & Erfmeier, A. (2014): Populations of six clonal invaders compared between native and invasive regions in Germany and New Zealand. Austral Ecology 39 (4):378-387.
DOI: 10.1111/aec.12087

Bruelheide, H., Nadrowski, K., Assmann, T., Bauhus, J., Both, S., Buscot, F., Chen, X.-Y., Ding, B.Y., Durka, W., Erfmeier, A., Gutknecht, J.L.M., Guo, D.L., Guo, L.-D., Härdtle, W., He, J.-S., Klein, A.-M., Kühn, P., Liang, Y., Liu, X.J., Michalski, S., Niklaus, P.A., Pei, K.Q., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scholten, T., Schuldt, A., Seidler, G., Trogisch, S., von Oheimb, G., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Yang, X.F., Yu, M.J., Zhang, S.R., Zhou, H.Z., Fischer, M., Ma, K.P., Schmid, B. (2014): Designing forest biodiversity experiments: general considerations illustrated by a new large experiment in subtropical China. - Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5: 74-89.
DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12126

Erfmeier, A. (2013): Constraints and release at different scales – the role of adaptation in biological invasions. Basic and Applied Ecology 14 (4): 281-288.
DOI: 10.1016/j.baae.2013.04.004

Erfmeier, A., Hantsch, L. & Bruelheide, H. (2013): The role of propagule pressure, genetic diversity and microsite limitation for Senecio vernalis invasion. PLoS ONE 8 (2): e57029.
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0057029

Hantsch, L., Bruelheide, H. & Erfmeier, A. (2013): High phenotypic variation of seed traits, germination characteristics and genetic diversity of an invasive annual weed. Seed Science Research 23: 27-40.
DOI: 10.1017/S096025851200030X

Bachmann, D., Both, S., Bruelheide, H., Ding, B.-Y., Gao, M., Härdtle, W., Scherer-Lorenzen, M. & Erfmeier, A. (2012): Functional trait similarity of native and invasive herb species in subtropical China – environment-specific differences are the key. Environmental and Experimental Botany 83: 82-92.
DOI: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2012.04.009

Wu, Y.T., Gutknecht, J., Nadrowski, K., Geißler, C., Kühn, P., Scholten, T., Both, S., Erfmeier, A., Böhnke, M., Bruelheide, H., Wubet, T. & Buscot, F. (2012): Relationships between soil microorganisms, plant communities and soil characteristics in Chinese subtropical forests. Ecosystems 15 (4): 624-636.
DOI: 10.1007/s10021-012-9533-3

Both, S., Fang, T., Baruffol, M., Schmid, B., Bruelheide, B. & Erfmeier, A. (2012): Effects of tree sapling diversity and nutrient addition on herb-layer invasibility in young experimental communities of subtropical species. Open Journal of Ecology 2: 1-11.

Beckmann, M., Hock, M., Bruelheide, H. & Erfmeier, A. (2012): The role of UV-B radiation in the invasion of Hieracium pilosella - a comparison of German and New Zealand plants. Environmental and Experimental Botany 75: 173-180.

Erfmeier, A., Tsaliki, M., Roß, C.A. & Bruelheide, H. (2011): Genetic and phenotypic differentiation between invasive and native Rhododendron (Ericaceae) taxa and the role of hybridization. Ecology and Evolution 1 (3): 392-407.
DOI: 10.1002/ece3.38

Both, S., Fang, T., Böhnke, M., Bruelheide, H., Geißler, C., Kühn, P., Scholten, T., Trogisch, S. & Erfmeier, A. (2011): Lack of tree layer control on herb layer characteristics in a subtropical forest, China. Journal of Vegetation Science. 22: 1120-1131.
DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01324.x

Beckmann, M., Bruelheide, H. & Erfmeier, A. (2011): Germination responses of three grassland species differ between native and invasive origins- Ecological Research 26: 763-777.
DOI: 10.1007/s11284-011-0834-3

Erfmeier, A. & Bruelheide, H. (2011): Maintenance of high genetic diversity during invasion of Rhododendron ponticum in the British Isles. International Journal of Plant Sciences 172 (6): 795-806.
DOI: 10.1086/660194

Erfmeier, A., Böhnke, M. & Bruelheide, H. (2011): Secondary invasion of Acer negundo – The role of phenotypic responses versus local adaptation. Biological Invasions 13 (7): 1599-1614.
DOI: 10.1007/s10530-010-9917-2

Bruelheide, H., Böhnke, M., Both, S., Fang, T., Assmann, T., Baruffol, M., Bauhus, J., Buscot, F., Chen, X.-Y., Ding, B.-Y., Durka, W., Erfmeier, A. et al. (2011): Community assembly during secondary forest succession in a Chinese subtropical forest. Ecological Monographs 81 (1): 25-41.
DOI: 10.1890/09-2172.1

2004 – 2010

Erfmeier, A. & Bruelheide, H. (2010): Invasibility or invasiveness? Effects of habitat, genotype, and their interaction on invasive Rhododendron ponticum populations. – Biological Invasions 12: 657-676.
DOI: 10.1007/s10530-009-9472-x

Beckmann, M., Erfmeier, A. & Bruelheide, H. (2009): A comparison of native and invasive populations of three clonal plant species in Germany and New Zealand. Journal of Biogeography 36: 865-878.

Erfmeier, A. & Bruelheide, H. (2005): Invasive and native Rhododendron ponticum populations: Is there evidence for genotypic differences in germination and growth? Ecography 28: 417-428.

Erfmeier, A. & Bruelheide, H. (2004): Comparison of native and invasive Rhododendron ponticum populations: Growth, reproduction and morphology under field conditions. Flora 199: 120-133.


Blome, E., Erfmeier. A., Gülcher, N. & Smykalla, S. (2013): Handbuch zur Gleichstellungspolitik an Hochschulen. Von der Frauenförderung zum Diversity Management? Springer VS, Wiesbaden, 2. Auflage. 503 Seiten.
ISBN 978-3-531-17567-6

Blome, E., Erfmeier, A., Gülcher, N., Smasal, K. & Smykalla, S. (2005): Handbuch zur universitären Gleichstellungspolitik – Von der Frauenförderung zum Gendermanagement? VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden, 308 Seiten. zum Anfang