Department Head: 

Prof. Dr. Alexandra-Maria Klein
phone:+49 (0)761 203-67770



Mrs. Ilona Winkler
phone:+49 (0)761 203-3635
fax:+49 (0)761 203-3638


Chair of Nature Conservation
& Landscape Ecology
University of Freiburg
Tennenbacher Str. 4
D-79106 Freiburg




  • Cárdenas, G., Vidal-Astudillo, V., López, H., Giraldo, C.H., Ruíz, C., Saavedra-Rodríguez, C.A., Franco, P. & Gutiérrez-Chacón, C. (2014): Flora and fauna inventories in forest relicts in the dry enclave of the Amaime river, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Biota Colombiana 15: 133-140.
  • Börschig, C., Klein, A.M. & Krauss, J. (2014): Effects of grassland management, endophytic fungi and predators on aphid abundance in two distinct regions. Journal of Plant Ecology 7: 490-498.  Link
  • Tallis, H. et al. (incl. Klein, A.M. & Pufal, G.) (2014): Working together: A call for inclusive conservation. Nature 515: 27-28. Link
  • Staab, M., Schuldt, A., Assmann, T., Bruelheide, H. & Klein, A.M. (2014): Ant community structure during forest succession in a subtropical forest in South-East China. Acta Oecologica 61: 32-40. Link
  • Assmann, T., Drees, C., Härdtle, W., Klein, A.M., Schuldt, A. & von Oheimb, G. (2014): Ökosystem und Biodiversität. In: Heinrichs, H., Michelsen, G. (eds.) Nachhaltigkeitswissenschaften, Springer Spektrum, Berlin Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 147-175. Link
  • Klein, A.M., Boreux, V., Bauhus, J., Chappell, M.J., Fischer, J. & Philpott, S.M. (2014): Forest islands in an agricultural sea. In: Kettle, C.J. & Koh, L.P. (eds): Global Forest Fragmentation, CABI, Delémont, Schweiz, pp. 79-95. Link
  • Fornoff, F. & Gross, E.M. (2014): Induced defense mechanisms in an aquatic angiosperm to insect herbivory. Oecologia 175: 173-185. Link
  • Klein, A.M. (2014): Bitte Bestäuben - Blütenbesuchende Insekten: Unverzichtbar für Ertrag und Qualität von Früchten. forschung - DFG 3:10-13. Link
  • Hudewenz, A., Pufal, G., Bögeholz, A.L. & Klein, A.M. (2014): Cross-pollination benefits differ among oilseed rape varieties. Journal of Agricultural Sciences 152: 770-778. Link
  • Chaplin-Kramer, R., Dombeck, E., Gerber, J., Knuth, K.A., Mueller, N.D., Mueller, M., Ziva,G. & Klein, A.M. (2014). Global malnutrition overlaps with pollinator-dependent micronutrient production. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281: 20141799. Link, Science Interview
  • Pereira-Peixoto, H.M., Pufal, G., Martins, C.F. & Klein, A.M. (2014): Spillover of trap-nesting bees and wasps in an urban-rural interface. Journal of Insect Conservation 18: 815-826. Link
  • Garibaldi, L.A., Carvalheiro, L.G., Leonhardt, S.D., Aizen, M.A., Blaauw, B.R., Isaacs, R., Kuhlmann, M., Kleijn, D., Klein, A.M., Kremen, C., Morandin, L., Scheper, J. & Winfree, R. (2014): From research to action: practices to enhance crop yield through wild pollinators. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12: 439-447. Link, suppl.
  • Wanger, T.C., Tscharntke, T., Schroth, G. & Klein, A.M. (2014): Cocoa shortfall: Pollination curbs climate risk to cocoa. Nature 511: 155. Link 
  • Schäckermann, J., Weiss, N., von Wehrden, H. & Klein, A.M. (2014): High trees increase sunflower seed predation by birds in an agricultural landscape of Israel. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 2: 35. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2014.00035. Link
  • Staab, M., Schuldt, A., Assmann, T. & Klein, A.M. (2014): Tree diversity promotes predator but not omnivore ants in a subtropical Chinese forest. Ecological Entomology 39: 637-647. Link
  • Staab, M., Ohl, M., Zhu, C.D. & Klein, A.M. (2014): A unique nest-protection strategy in a new species of spider wasp. PLOS ONE 9: e101592. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0101592. Link (highlighted in Nature 10.07.2014) Link
  • Abbas, M., Klein, A.M., Ebeling, A., Oelmann, Y., Ptacnik, R., Weisser, W.W. & Hillebrand, H. (2014): Plant diversity effects on pollinating and herbivorous insects can be Linked to plant stoichiometry. Basic and Applied Ecology 15: 169-178. Link
  • Abson, D.J., von Wehrden, H., Baumgärtner, S., Fischer, J., Hanspach, J., Härdtle, W., Heinrichs, H., Klein, A.M., Lang, D.J., Martens, P. & Walmsley, D. (2014): Ecosystem services as a boundary object for sustainability. Ecological Economics 103: 29-37. Link
  • Allan, E., Bossdorf, O., Dormann, C.F., Prati, D., Gossner, M.M., Tscharntke, T., Blüthgen, N., Barto, K., Bellach, M., Birkhofer, K., Boch, S., Böhm, S., Börschig, C., Chatzinotas, A., Christ, S., Daniel, R., Diekoetter, T., Fischer, C., Friedl, T., Glaser, K., Hallman, C., Hodaĉ, L., Hölzel, N., Jung, K., Klein, A.M., Klaus, V., Kleinebecker, T., Krauss, J., Lange, M., Müller, J., Nacke, H., Pašalić, E., Rillig, M., Rothenwöhrer, C., Schall, P., Scherber, C., Schulze, W., Socher, S., Steckel, J., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Türke, M., Weiner, C., Werner, M., Westphal, C., Wolters, V., Wubet, T., Gockel, S., Gorke, M., Hemp, A., Renner, S.C., Schöning, I., Pfeiffer, S., König-Ries, B., Buscot, F., Linsenmair, K.E., Schulze, E.D., Weisser, W.W. & Fischer, M. (2014): Interannual variation in land-use intensity enhances grassland multidiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 111: 308-313. Link
  • Brittain, C., Kremen, C., Garbers, A. & Klein, A.M. (2014): Pollination and plant resources change the nutritional quality of almonds for human health. PLOS ONE 9: e90082. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090082. Link
  • Bruelheide, H., Nadrowski, K., Assmann, T., Bauhus, J., Both, S., Buscot, F., Chen, X.Y., Ding, B., Durka, W., Erfmeier, A., Gutknecht, J.L.M., Guo, D., Guo, L.D., Härdtle, W., He, J. S., Klein, A.M., Kühn, P., Liang, Y., Liu, X., Michalski, S., Niklaus, P.A., Pei, K., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scholten, T., Schuldt, A., Seidler, G., Trogisch, S., von Oheimb, G., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Yang, X., Yu, M., Zhang, S., Zhou, H., Fischer, M., Ma, K. & 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. Link
  • Floren, A., Wetzel, W. & Staab, M. (2014): The contribution of canopy species to overall ant diversity (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) in temperate and tropical ecosystems. Myrmecological News 19: 65-74. Link
  • Groeneveld, J.H. & Klein, A.M. (2014): Pollination of two oil-producing plant species: Camelina (Camelina sativa L. Crantz) and pennycress (Thlaspi arvense L.) double cropping in Germany. Global Change Biology Bioenergy 6: 242-251. Link
  • Klein, A.M., Hendrix, S.D., Clough, Y., Scofield, A. & Kremen, C. (2014): Interacting effects of pollination, water and nutrients on fruit tree performance. Plant Biology 17: 201-208. Link
  • Pisanty, G., Klein, A.M. & Mandelik, Y. (2014): Do wild bees complement honey bee pollination of confection sunflowers in Israel? Apidologie 45: 235-247. Link
  • Staab, M. & Kleineidam, C.J. (2014): Initiation of swarming behavior and synchronization of mating flights in the leaf-cutting ant Atta vollenweideri FOREL, 1893 (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 19: 93-102. Link
  • Staab, M. (2014): The first observation of honeydew foraging in army ants since 1933: Aenictus hodgsoni Forel, 1901 tending Eutrichosiphum heterotrichum (Raychaudhuri, 1956) in Southeast China. Asian Myrmecology 6: 115-118. Link
  • Staab, M. (2014): A new species of the Aenictus wroughtonii group (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from South-East China. ZooKeys 391: 65-73. Link
  • Wanger, T.C., Darras, K., Bumrungsri, S., Tscharntke, T. & Klein, A.M. (2014): Bat pest control contributes to food security in Thailand. Biological Conservation 171: 220-223. Link


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