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




  • Schoof, N., Luick, R. & Klein, A.M. (2017): Unerwartete Erfahrungen aus einem Reallabor mit Wald-Offenlandbeweidung bei Freiburg i. Br. Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung 48: 397-399. Link
  • Bucharova, A., Durka, W., Hölzel, N., Kollmann, J., Michalski, S. & Bossdorf, O. (2017): Are local plants the best for ecosystem restoration? It depends on how you analyze the data. Ecology & Evolution 7: 10683-10689. Link
  • Meyer, S., Ptacnik, R., Hillebrand, H., Bessler, H., Buchmann, N., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Engels, C., Fischer, M. Halle, S., Klein, A.M., Oelmann, Y., Roscher, C., Rottstock, T., Scherber, C., Scheu, S. Schmid, B., Schulze, E.D., Temperton, V., Tscharntke, T., Voigt, W.,  Weigelt, A., Wilcke, W. & Weisser, W. (2017): Biodiversity–multifunctionality relationships depend on identity and number of measured functions. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2: 44-49. Link
  • Konold, W., Sharaf H. & Oelke, M. (2017): Hochstammm-Obstkultur in Südbaden. Beitrag zur Geschichte und Obstverwendung. In: Konold, W. & Regnath, R. J. (eds.): Gezähmte Natur. Gartenkultur und Obstbau von der Frühzeit bis zur Gegenwart. Thorbecke-Verlag. pp.177-215.
  • Sharaf H., Oelke, M., Wauquiez, C. & Konold, W. (2017): Schwarze Königin, Gelber Bellefleur und Clapps Liebling. Obstbau, Obstsorten und ihre Verwendung im Südbadischen. In: Konold, W. & Regnath, R. J. (eds.): Gezähmte Natur. Gartenkultur und Obstbau von der Frühzeit bis zur Gegenwart. Thorbecke-Verlag. pp. 217-266.
  • Cao, H.-X., Salle, J.L., Fornoff, F., Guo, P.-F. & Zhu, C.-D. (2017): Notes on Kocourekia Bouček (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae: Tetrastichinae) with description of a new species from China. Zootaxa 4317: 391–400. Link
  • Trogisch, S., [...], Klein, A.M., [...], Staab, M., et al. & Bruelheide H. (2017): Towards a methodical framework for comprehensively assessing forest multifunctionality. Ecology and Evolution 7: 10652-10674. Link
  • Staniczenko, P., Lewis, O. Tylianakis, J., Albrecht, M., Coudrain, V., Klein, A.M. & Reed-Tsochas, F. (2017): Predicting the effect of habitat modification on networks of interacting species. Nature Communications 8: 792. doi: 10.1038/s41467-017-00913-w. Link

  • Schuldt, A., Fornoff, F., Bruelheide, H., Klein, A.M. & Staab, M. (2017): Tree species richness attenuates the positive relationship between mutualistic ant-hemipteran interactions and leaf chewer herbivory. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284: 20171489. Link
  • Skamris Andreassen, P.N., […], Sittler, B. et al. & Solaiman Al-Sabi, M.N. (2017): Gastrointestinal parasites of two populations of Arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) from north-east Greenland. Polar Research 36, sup1, 13. online first. doi:10.1080/17518369.2017.1308667. Link

  • Berteaux, D., […], Sittler, B. et al. & White, P.A. (2017): Harmonizing circumpolar monitoring of Arctic fox: benefits, opportunities, challenges and recommendations. Polar Research 36, sup1, 2. online first. doi: 10.1080/17518369.2017.1319602. Link
  • Dolek, M. & Georgi, M. (2017): Introducing time-lapse cameras in combination with dataloggers as a new method for the field study of caterpillars and microclimate. Journal of Insect Conservation 21: 573-579. Link
  • Pufal, G., Steffan-Dewenter, I. & Klein, A.M. (2017): Crop pollination services at the landscape scale. Current Opinion in Insect Science 21: 91-97. Link
  • García-Martín, M., Fagerholm, N., Bieling, C., Gounaridis, D., Kizos, T., Printsmann, A., Müller, M., Lieskovský, J. & Plieninger, T. (2017): Participatory mapping of landscape values in a Pan-European perspective. Landscape Ecology 32: 2133-2150. Link
  • Schuldt, A., Bruelheide, H., Assmann, T., Buscot, F., 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 communities in a biodiverse forest. Scientific Reports 7: 4222. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-04619-3. Link
  • Staubach, F., Buchanan, N., Köttgen, A., Lipphardt, A., Mupepele, A.C., Pfaffelhuber, P., Surdu, M., & Wienroth, M. (2017): Note limitations of DNA legislation. Nature 545: 30. Link
  • Delgado-Aguilar, M.J., Fassnacht, F.E., Peralvo, M., Gross, C.P., & Schmitt, C.B. (2017): Potential of TerraSAR-X and Sentinel 1 imagery to map deforested areas and derive degradation status in complex rain forests of Ecuador. Ecological International Forestry Review 19: 102-118. Link
  • Staab, M., Fornoff, F., Klein, A.M. & Blüthgen, N. (2017): Ants at plant wounds - A little-known trophic interaction with evolutionary implications for ant-plant interactions. American Naturalist 190: 442-450. Link
  • Lichtenberg, E.M., Kennedy, C.M., Kremen, C., Batary, P., Berendse, F., Bommarco, R., Bosque-Perez, N.A., Carvalheiro, L.G., Snyder, W.E., William, Williams, N.M., Winfree, R., Astrom, S., Benjamin, F., Brittain, C., Chaplin-Kramer, R., Clough, Y., Connelly, H., Danforth, B., Diekotter, T., Eigenbrode, S.D., Ekroos, J., Elle, E., Freitas, B.F., Fukuda, Y., Gaines-Day, H.R., Gratton, C., Holzschuh, A., Isaacs, R., Isaia, M., Jha, S., Jonason, D., Jones, V.P., Klatt, B., Klein, A.M., Krauss, J., Letourneau, D.K., Macfadyen, S., Mallinger, R.E., Martin, E.A., Martinez, E., Memmott, J., Morandin, L., Neame, L., Otieno, M.,. Park, M.G., Pfiffner, L., Pocock, M., Ponce, C., Potts, S.G., Poveda, K., Ramos, M., Rosenheim, J.A., Rundlof, M., Sardinas, H., Saunders, M.E., Schon, N.L., Sciligo, A.R., Sidhu, C.S., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Tscharntke, T., Vesely, M., Weisser, W.W., Wilson, J.K. & Crowder, D.W. (2017): A global synthesis of the effects of diversified farming systems on arthropod diversity within fields and across agricultural landscapes. Global Change Biology 23: 4946-4957. Link
  • Ma, K., He, J.S., Bruelheide, H., Klein, A.M., Liu, X. & Schmid, B. (2017): Biodiversity–ecosystem functioning research in Chinese subtropical forests. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 1-3. Link
  • van Bemmelen, R., Moe, B.,  Hanssen, S.A., Schmidt, N.M., Hansen, J., Lang, J., Sittler, B., Bollache, L., Tulp, I., Klaassen, R. & Gilg, O. (2017): Flexibility in otherwise consistent non-breeding movements of a long-distance migratory seabird, the long-tailed skua. Marine Ecology Progress Series 578: 197 - 211. Link
  • Minden, V., Deloy, A., Volkert, A.M., Leonhardt, S. & Pufal, G. (2017): Antibiotics impact plant traits, even at small concentrations. AoB PLANTS 9: plx10. doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plx010. Link
  • Staab, M., Methorst, J., Peters, J., Blüthgen, N. & Klein, A.M. (2017): Tree diversity and nectar composition affect arthropod visitors on extrafloral nectaries in a diversity experiment. Journal of Plant Ecology 10: 201-212. Link
  • Fornoff, F., Klein, A.M., Hartig, F., Benadi, G., Venjakob, C., Schaefer, M. & Ebeling, A. (2017): Functional flower traits and their diversity drive pollinator visitation. Oikos 126: 1020-1030. Link
  • Becker, N., Schön, S., Klein, A.M., Ferstl, I., Kizgin, A., Tannich, E., Kuhn, C., Pluskota, B. & Jöst, A. (2017): First mass development of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae)—its surveillance and control in Germany. Parasitology Research 116: 847-858. Link
  • Hudson, L.N., [..], Schmitt, C.B. et al. & Purvis, A. (2017): The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) Project. Ecology and Evolution 7: 145-188. Link
  • Knuff, A. K., Obermaier, E. & Mody,  K. (2017): Differential susceptibility and suitability of domestic and wild apple species for a florivorous weevil and its parasitoids. Journal of Applied Entomology 141: 285-299. Link
  • Delgado-Aguilar, J., Konold, W. & Schmitt, C.B. (2017): Community mapping of ecosystem services in tropical rainforest of Ecuador. Ecological Indicators 73: 460-471. Link
  • Drescher, N., Klein, A.M., Neumann, P., Yañez, O. & Leonhardt, S. (2017): Inside honeybee hives: Impact of natural propolis on the ectoparasitic mite Varroa destructor and viruses. Insects 8: 15. doi:10.3390/insects8010015. Link


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