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





  • 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. Link
  • Miczajka, V.L., Klein, A.M. & Pufal, G. (2015): Elementary school children contribute to environmental research as citizen scientists. PLOS ONE 10: e0143229. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143229. Link.
  • Klein, A.M. (2015): Was wäre wenn? Die Bedeutung von Bienen und anderen Bestäubern für unsere Ernährung. AZID - Die Biene - Imkerfreund, Dezember 2015, pp. 14-18. Link
  • Hudewenz, A. & Klein, A.M. (2015): Red mason bees cannot compete with honey bees for floral resources in a cage experiment. Ecology and Evolution 5: 5049-5056. Link
  • Gámez-Virués, S., Perovic, D., Gossner, M., Börschig, C., Blüthgen, N., de Jong, H., Simons, N., Klein, A.M., Krauss, J., Maier, G., Scherber, C., Steckel, J., Rothenwöhrer, C., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Weiner, C., Weisser, W.W., Werner, M., Tscharntke, T. & Westphal, C. (2015): Landscape simplification filters species traits and drives biotic homogenization. Nature Communications 6: 8568. Link
  • Rothhaupt, K.-O., Fornoff, F. & Yohannes, E. (2015): Induced responses to grazing by an insect herbivore (Acentria ephemerella) in an immature macrophyte (Myriophyllum spicatum): an isotopic study. Ecology and Evolution 5: 3657-3665. Link 
  • Pufal, G. & Klein, A.M. (2015): Spatial scale affects seed predation and dispersal in contrasting anthropogenic landscapes. Basic and Applied Ecology 16: 726-736. Link
  • Staab, M. (2015): Aenictus hoelldobleri sp. n., a new species of the Aenictus ceylonicus group (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) from China, with a key to the Chinese members of the group. ZooKeys 516: 137-155. Link
  • Garibaldi, L.A., Bartomeus, I., Bommarco, R., Klein, A.M., Cunningham, S.A., Aizen, M., Boreux, V., Garratt, M., Carvalheiro, L.G., Kremen, C., Morales, C., Schüepp, C., Chacoff, N., Freitas, B., Gagic, V., Holzschuh, A., Klatt, B., Krewenka, K., Krishnan, S., Mayfield, M., Motzke, I., Otieno, M., Petersen, J., Potts, S.G., Ricketts, T.H., Rundlöf, M., Sciligo, A., Sinu, P.A., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Taki, H., Tscharntke, T., Vergara, C.H., Viana, B.F. & Woyciechowski, M. (2015): Trait matching of flower visitors and crops predicts fruit set better than trait diversity. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 1436-1444. Link
  • Staab, M., Blüthgen, N. & Klein, A.M. (2015): Tree diversity alters the structure of a tri-trophic network in a biodiversity experiment. Oikos 124: 827-834. Link
  • Schäckermann, J., Pufal, G., Mandelik, Y. & Klein, A.M. (2015): Agro-ecosystem services and dis-services in almond orchards are differentially influenced by the surrounding landscape. Ecological Entomology 40: 12-21. Link
  • Baumgärtner, S., Klein, A.M., Thiel, D. & Winkler, K. (2015): Ramsey discounting of ecosystem services. Enviromental and Resource Economics 61: 273-296. Link
  • Kleijn, D., Winfree, R., Bartomeus, I., Carvalheiro, L.G., Henry, M., Isaacs, R., Klein, A.M., Kremen, C., M'Gonigle, L.K., Rader, R., Ricketts, T., Williams, N.M., Adamson, N.L., Ascher, J.S., Báldi, A., Batáry, P., Benjamin, F., Biesmeijer, J.C., Blitzer, E.J., Bommarco, R., Brand, M.R., Bretagnolle, V., Button, L., Cariveau, D.P., Chifflet, R., Colville, J.F., Danforth, B.N., Elle, E., Garratt, M.P.D., Herzog, F., Holzschuh, A., Howlett, B.G., Jauker, F., Jha, S., Knop, E., Krewenka, K.M., Le Féon, V., Mandelik, Y., May, E.A., Park, M.G., Pisanty, G., Reemer, M., Riedinger, V., Rollin, O., Rundlöf, M., Sardiñas, H.,S., Scheper, J., Sciligo, A.R., Smith, H.G, Steffan-Dewenter, I., Thorp, R., Tscharntke, T., Verhulst, J., Viana, B.F., Vaissière, B.E., Veldtman, R., Westphal, C. & Potts, S.G. (2015): Delivery of crop pollination services is an insufficient argument for wild pollinator conservation. Nature Communications 6: 7414. Link
  • Klein, A.M. (2015): Bienen und ihre Bedeutung für die Bestäubungsleistung von Nutzpflanzen. In: Lorenz, S., Stark, K. (eds.) Menschen und Bienen. Ein nachhaltiges Miteinander in Gefahr. Oekom-Verlag, München, pp. 27-36. Link
  • Motzke, I., Tscharntke, T., Wanger, T.C. & Klein, A.M. (2015): Pollination mitigates cucumber yield gaps more than pesticide and fertilizer use in tropical smallholder gardens. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 261-269. Link
  • Schäckermann, J., Mandelik, Y., Weiss, N., von Wehrden, N. & Klein, A.M. (2015): Natural habitat does not mediate vertebrate seed predation as an ecosystem dis-service to agriculture. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 291-299. Link
  • Hülsmann, M., von Wehrden, H., Klein, A.M. & Leonhardt, S.D. (2015):  Plant diversity and composition compensate for negative effects of urbanization on foraging bumble bees. Apidologie 46: 760-770. Link
  • Groeneveld, J. & Klein, A.M. (2015): Pennycress-corn double-cropping increases ground beetle diversity. Biomass and Bioenergy 77: 16-25. Link
  • Staab, M., Ohl, M., Zhu, C.D. & Klein, A.M. (2015): Observational natural history and morphological taxonomy are indispensable for future challenges in biodiversity and conservation. Communicative and Integrative Biology 8: e992745. doi: 10.4161/19420889.2014.992745. Link
  • Klein, A.M. (2015): Contribution of pollinator-mediated crops to nutrients in the human food supply. In: Potts, S., Biesmeijer, K., Bommarco, R., Breeze, T., Carvalheiro, L., Franzén, M., González-Varo, J.P., Holzschuh, A., Kleijn, D., Kunin, B., Lecocq, T., Lundin, O., Michez, D., Neumann, P., Nieto, A., Penev, L., Rasmont, P., Ratamäki, O., Riedinger, V., Roberts, S.P.M., Rundlöf, M., Scheper, J., Sørensen, P., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Stoev, P., Vilà, M. & Schweiger, O. (2015): Status and trends of European pollinators. Key findings of the STEP project. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia, pp. 41-42. Link
  • Perović, D., Gámez-Virués, S., Börschig, C., Klein, A.M., Krauss, J., Steckel, J., Rothenwöhrer, C., Erasmi, S., Tscharntke, T. & Westphal, C. (2015): Configurational landscape heterogeneity shapes functional community composition of grassland butterflies. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 505-513. Link
  • Manning, P., Gossner, M., Bossdorf, O., Allan, E., Prati, D., Blüthgen, N., Boch, S., Böhm, S.,  Börschig, C., Hölzel, N., Jung, K., Klaus, V., Klein, A.M., Kleinebecker, T., Krauss, J., Lange, M., Müller, J., Pašalić, E., Socher, S., Tschapka, M., Türke, M., Weiner, C., Werner, M., Gockel, S., Hemp, A., Renner, S., Wells, K., Buscot, F., Kalko, E., Linsenmair, K., Weisser, W.W. & Fischer, M. (2015): Grassland management intensification weakens the associations among the diversities of multiple plant and animal taxa. Ecology 6: 1492-1501. Link
  • Groeneveld, J., Lührs, H. & Klein, A.M. (2015): Pennycress double-cropping does not negatively impact spider diversity. Agriculture and Forest Entomology 17: 247-257. Link
  • Klein, A.M. (2015): Please Pollinate - Flower visiting insects: Essential for yield and quality of fruits. research - DFG 2: 28-31. Link
  • Schuldt, A. & Staab, M. (2015): Tree species richness strengthens relationships between ants and the functional composition of spider assemblages in a highly diverse forest. Biotropica 47: 339-346. Link


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