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




  • Garratt, M.P.D., Breeze, T.D., Boreux, V., Fountain, M.T., McKerchar, M., Webber, S.M., Coston, D.J., Jenner, N., Dean, R., Westbury, D.B., Biesmeijer, J.C. & Potts, S.G. (2016): Apple pollination: Demand depends on variety and supply depends on pollinator identity. PLOS ONE 11: e0153889. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0153889. Link
  • Schleuning, M., Fründ, J. et al. & Hof, C. (2016): Ecological networks are more sensitive to plant than to animal extinction under climate change. Nature Communications 7: 13965. Link
  • Eardley, C., Freitas, B. M., Kevan, P.G., Rader, R., Gikungu, M., Klein, A.M., Maus, C., Meléndez-Ramírez, V. Palni, L.M.S., Vergara, C.H. & Wiantoro S. (2016): Chapter 1: Background to pollinators, pollination and food production. In: Potts, S.G., Imperatriz-Fonseca, V.L., & Ngo, H.T. (eds) Assessment report of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services on pollinators, pollination and food production. Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, Bonn, Germany, pp. 12-31. Link
  • Meyer, S.T., Ebeling, A., [..], Hudewenz, A., Klein, A.M, et al. & Weisser, W.W. (2016): Effects of biodiversity strengthen over time as ecosystem functioning declines at low and increases at high biodiversity. Ecosphere 7: e01619. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1619. Link
  • Gossner, M.M., Lewinsohn, T.M., Kahl, T., Grassein, F., Boch, S., Prati, D., Birkhofer, K., Renner, S.C., Sikorski, J., Wubet, T., Arndt, H., Baumgartner, V., Blaser, S., Blüthgen, N., Börschig, Buscot, F., C., Diekötter, T., Jorge, L.R., Jung, K., Keyel, A.C., Klein, A.M., Klemmer, S., Krauss, J., Lange, M., Müller, J., Overmann, J., Pašalić, E., Penone, C., Perović, D.J., Purschke, O., Schall, P., Socher, S.A., Sonnemann, I., Tschapka, M., Tscharnke, T., Türke, M., Venter, P.C., Weiner, C.N., Werner, M., Wolters, V., Wurst, S., Westphal, C., Fischer, M., Weisser, W.W. & Allan, E. (2016): Land-use intensification causes multitrophic homogenization of grassland communities. Nature 540: 266-269. Link
  • Wein, A., Bauhus, J., Bilodeau-Gauthier, S., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Nock, C. & Staab, M. (2016): Tree species richness promotes invertebrate herbivory on congeneric native and exotic tree saplings in a young diversity experiment. PLOS ONE 11: e0168751. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168751. Link
  • Maneke, A. & Klein, A.M. (2016): Untersuchungen zur Konkurrenz zwischen Honigbienen und Wildbienen in der Lüneburger Heide. Naturwissenschaftlicher Verein für das Fürstentum Lüneburg von 1851 e.V. 46: 121-132. Link
  • Oelke, M. & Gaudry, K.H. (2016): Tragedy of the Commons. In: Joseph, P. (ed.): The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives. Thousand Oaks, SAGE Publications, pp. 1718-1720. Link
  • Boch, S., Allan, E., Birkhofer, K., Bossdorf, O., Blüthgen, N., Christ-Breulmann, S., Diekötter, T., Dormann, C.F., Gossner, M.M., Hallmann, C., Hemp, A., Hölzel, N., Jung, K., Klaus, V.H., Klein, A.M., Kleinbecker, T., Lange, M., Müller, J., Hacke, H., Prati, D., Renner, S.C., Rothenwörer, C., Schall, P., Schluze, E.D., Socher, S.A., Tscharntke, T., Türke, M., Weiner, C.N., Weisser, W.W., Westphal, C., Wolters, V., Wubet, T. & Tischer, M. (2016): Extensive und jährlich wechselnde Nutzungsintensität fördert den Artenreichtum im Grünland. ANLiegen Natur 38: 86-95. Link
  • Soliveres, S., [..], Binkenstein, J. et al. & Allan, E. (2016): Biodiversity at multiple trophic levels is needed for ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature 536: 456-459. Link
  • Walmsley, D., Bailis, R. & Klein, A.M. (2016): A global synthesis of Jatropha cultivation: Insights into land use change and management practices. Environmental Science & Technology 50: 8993-9002. Link
  • García-Martín, M., Bieling, C., Hart, A.. & Plieninger, T. (2016): Integrated landscape initiatives in Europe: Multi-sector collaboration in multi-functional landscapes. Land Use Policy 58: 43-53. Link 
  • Binkenstein, J., Stang, M., Renoult, J.P. & Schaefer, H.M. (2016): Weak correlation of flower color and nectar-tube depth in temperate grasslands. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 397-405. Link 
  • Weiss, F., Brummer, T.J. & Pufal, G. (2016): Mountain bikes as seed dispersers and their potential socio-ecological consequences. Journal of Environmental Management 181: 326-332. Link
  • Dudenhöffer, J.H., Scheu, S. & Jousset, A. (2016): Systemic enrichment of antifungal traits in the rhizosphere microbiome after pathogen attack. Journal of Ecology 104: 1566-1575. Link
  • Gagic, V., Petrović-Obradović, O., Fründ, J., Kavallieratos, N.G, Athanssiou, C.G, Staý, P. & Tomanović, Z. (2016): The effects of aphid traits on parasitoid host use and specialist advantage. PLOS ONE 11: e0157674. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0157674. Link
  • Plath, M., Moser, C., Bailis, R., Brandt, P., Hirsch, H., Klein, A.M., Walmsley, D. & von Wehrden, H. (2016): A novel bioenergy feedstock in Latin America? Cultivation potential of Acrocomia aculeata under current and futur conditions. Biomass and Bioenergy 91: 186-195. Link
  • Klein, A.M. (2016): Fliegen, Motten, Wanzen. Honig- und Wildbienen haben viele Helfer, doch ersetzbar sind sie nicht. ADIZ - Die Biene – Imkerfreund April 2016, pp. 34-36. Link
  • Fründ, J., McCann, K.S. & Williams, N.M. (2016): Sampling bias is a challenge for quantifying specialization and network structure: lessons from a quantitative niche model. Oikos 125: 502-513. Link
  • Motzke, I., Klein, A.M., Saleh, S., Wanger, T.C. & Tscharntke, T. (2016): Habitat management on multiple spatial scales can enhance bee pollination and crop yield in tropical homegardens. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 223: 144-151. Link
  • Dudenhöffer, J.H., Pufal, G., Roscher, C., & Klein, A.M. (2016): Plant density can increase invertebrate post-dispersal seed predation in an experimental grassland community. Ecology and Evolution 6: 3796-3807. Link
  • Weiser, E.L., [..], Sittler, B. et al. & Sandercock (2016): Effects of geolocators on hatching success, return rates, breeding movements, and change in body mass in 16 species of Arctic-breeding shorebirds. Movement Ecology 4: 12. doi: 10.1186/s40462-016-0077-6 Link
  • Venjakob, C., Klein, A.M., Ebeling, A., Tscharntke, T. & Scherber, C. (2016): Plant diversity increases spatio-temporal niche complementarity in plant-pollinator interactions. Ecology and Evolution 6: 2249-2261. Link
  • Kaluza, B.F., Wallace, H., Heard, T.A., Klein, A.M. & Leonhardt, S.D. (2016): Urban gardens promote bee foraging over natural habitats and plantations. Ecology and Evolution 6: 1304-1316. Link
  • Soliveres, S., Manning, P., Prati, D., Gossner, M.M., Alt, F., Arndt, H., Baumgartner, V., Binkenstein, J., Birkhofer, K., Blaser, S., Blüthgen, N., Boch, S., Böhm, S., Börschig, C., Buscot, F., Diekötter, T., Heinze, J., Hölzel, N., Jung, K., Klaus, V.H., Klein, A.M., Kleinebecker, T., Klemmer, S., Krauss, J., Lange, M., Morris, E.K., Müller, J., Oelmann, Y., Overmann, J., Pašalić, E., Renner, S.C., Rillig, M.C., Schaefer, H.M., Schloter, M., Schmitt, B., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Sikorski, J., Socher, S.A., Solly, E.F., Sonnemann, I., Sorkau, E., Steckel, J., Steffen-Dewenter, I., Stempfhuber, B., Tschapka, M., Türke, M., Venter, P., Weiner, C.N., Weisser, W.W., Werner, M., Westphal, C., Wilcke, W., Wolters, V., Wubet, T., Wurst, S., Fischer, M. & Allan, E. (2016): Locally rare species influence grassland ecosystem multifunctionality. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371: . Link
  • Staab, M., Bruelheide, H., Durka, W., Michalski, S., Purschke, O., Zhu C.D. & Klein, A.M. (2016): Tree phylogenetic diversity promotes host-parasitoid interactions. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 283: 20160275. Link
  • Peixoto-Pereira, M.H., Pufal, G., Staab, M., Martins, C.F. & Klein, A.M. (2016): Diversity and specificity of host-natural enemy interactions in an urban-rural interface. Ecological Entomology 41: 241-252. Link
  • Garibaldi, L.A., Aizen, M.A., Cunningham, S.A., Harder, L.D. & Klein, A.M. (2016): Incremental contribution of pollination and other ecosystem services to agricultural productivity: effects of service quantity and quality. In: Gemmill-Herren, B. (ed.) Pollination Services to Agriculture: Sustaining and enhancing a key ecosystem service (Issues in Agricultural Biodiversity). Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 33-42. Link
  • Rader, R., Bartomeus, I., Garibaldi, L., Garratt, M.P.D., Howlett, B., Winfree, R., Cunningham, S.A., Mayfield, M.M., Arthur, A.D., Andersson, G.K.S., Blanche, R., Bommarco, R., Brittain, C., Carvalheiro, L.G., Chacoff, N.P, Entling, M.H., Foully, B., Freitas, B.M., Gemmill-Herren, B., Ghazoul, J., Griffin, S., Gross, C.L., Herbertsson, L., Herzog, F., Hipólito, J., Jaggar, S., Jauker, F., Klein, A.M., Kleijn, D., Krishnan, S., Queiroz Lemos, C., Lindström, S.A.M., Mandelik, Y., Magalhães Monteiro, V., Nelson, W., Nilsson, L., Pattemore, D., de O. Pereira, N., Pisanty, G., Potts, S.G., Reemer, M., Rundlöf, M., Sheffield, C.S., Scheper, J., Schüepp, C., Smith, H.G., Stanley, D.A., Stout, K.C., Szentgyörgyi, H., Taki, H., Vergara, C.H., Viana, B.F. & Woyciechowski, M. (2016): Non-bee insects are important contributors to global crop pollination. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113: 146-151. Link (highlighted in Nature: 10.1038/528011d) Link


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