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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




  • Mupepele, A.C., Böhning-Gaese, K., Lakner S., Plieninger, T., Schoof, N. & Klein, A.M. (2019): Insect conservation in agricultural landscapes – An outlook for policy-relevant research. GAIA - Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society 4: 342-347. Link
  • Staab, M. (2019): Plagiolepis alluaudi Emery, 1894, a globally spreading exotic ant (Hymenoptera, Formicidae) newly recorded from Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). Journal of Hymenoptera Research 74: 83-91. Link
  • Hines, J., Ebeling, A., Barnes, A., Brose, U., Scherber, C., Scheu, S., Tscharntke, T., Weisser, W.W., Giling, D.P., Klein, A.M. & Eisenhauer, N. (2019): Chapter Nine - Mapping change in biodiversity and ecosystem function research: Food webs foster integration of experiments and science policy. Advances in Ecological Research 61: 297-322. Link
  • Dainese, M., Martin, E.A., Aizen, M.A., Albrecht, M., Bartomeus, I., Bommarco, R., Carvalheiro, L.G., […] Klein, A.M., […] Tamburini, G. et al. & Steffan-Dewenter, I. (2019): A global synthesis reveals biodiversity-mediated benefits for crop production. Science Advances 5: eaax0121. Link
  • Klein, A.M. & Fornoff, F. (2019): Die Bestäubungsprofis. In: Deutsches Bienen Journal - Sonderheft: Wildbienen Spezial. pp. 30-31. Link
  • Tscharnke, T. & Klein, A.M. (2019): Kaffee braucht Bienen für die Bestäubung - Feldforschung in Sulawesi. In: Jahreis, M., Marquart, S. & Möllers, N. (ed.) Kosmos Kaffee. Deutsches Museum, München, pp. 138-141.
  • Samnegard, U., Alins, G., Boreux, V., Bosch, J., García, D., Happe, A.K., Klein, A.M., Miñarro, M., Mody, K., Porcel, M., Rodrigo, A., Roquer-Beni, L., Tasin, M. & Hambäck, P. (2019): Management trade-offs on ecosystem services in apple orchards across Europe: direct and indirect effects of organic production. Journal of Applied Ecology 56: 802-811. Link
  • Bucharova, A., Bossdorf, O., Hölze, N., Kollmann, J., Prasse, R. & Durka, R. (2019): Mix and match: regional admixture provenancing strikes a balance among different seed-sourcing strategies for ecological restoration. Conservation Genetics 20: 7-17. Link
  • Klein, A.M. (2019): Das bunte Leben der Wildbienen. In: Settelen-Trees, D., Bregy, C. & Buschle, M. (ed.) Gespräche im Garten - Kultur, Natur, Gutes Leben: Tusculum auf Mapprach. Christoph Merian Verlag, Basel. pp. 91-97. Link
  • Von Königslöw, V., Klein, A.M., Staab, M. & Pufal, G. (2019): Benchmarking nesting aids for cavity-nesting bees and wasps. Biodiversity and Conservation 28: 3831-3849. Link
  • Breeze, T.D., Boreux, V., Cole, L., Dicks, L., Klein, A.M., Pufal, G., Balzan, M., Bevk, D., Bortolotti, L., Petanidou, T., Mand, M., Pinto, M.A., Scheper, J., Stanisavljevic, L., Stavrinides, M.C., Tscheulin, T., Varnava, A. & Kleijn, D. (2019): Linking farmer and beekeeper preferences with ecological knowledge to improve crop pollination. People and Nature 1: 562-572. Link
  • Nitsch, H., Fornoff, F., Bauer, C., Sauer, N., Schäfer, L., Wunderlich, L., Claßen, A., Pabst, H., Schramek, J. & Klein, A.M. (2019): Ad hoc-Studie zur faunistischen Bewertung von FAKT-Blühmischungen. Institut für ländliche Strukturforschung, Frankfurt. interner Link, download
  • Miczajka, V.L., Klein, A.M. & Pufal, G. (2019): Slug activity density increases seed predation independently of an urban-rural gradient. Basic and Applied Ecology 39: 15-25. Link
  • Rogers, H., Beckman, N.G., Hartig, F., Johnson, J.S., Pufal, G., Shea, K., Zurell, D., Bullock, J.M., Cantrell, R.S., Loiselle, B., Pejchar, L., Razafindratsima, O.H., Sandor, M.E., Schupp, E.W., Strickland, W.C. & Zambrano, J. (2019): The total dispersal kernel: a review and future directions. AoB PLANTS 11: plz042. Link
  • Knuff, A., Winiger, N., Klein, A.M., Segelbacher, G. & Staab, M. (2019): Optimising sampling of flying insects using a modified window trap. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10: 1820-1825. Link
  • Bulla, M., Reneerkens, J., Weiser, E.L., […] Sittler, B. et al. & Kempenaers, B. (2019): Comment on “Global pattern of nest predation is disrupted by climate change in shorebirds". Sience 364: eaaw85289. Link
  • Marja, R., Kleijn, D., Tscharntke, T., Klein, A.M., Frank, T. & Batáry, P. (2019): Effectiveness of agri-environmental management on pollinators is moderated more by ecological contrast than by landscape structure or land-use intensity. Ecology letters 22: 1493-1500. Link
  • Manning, P., Loos, J., Barnes, A.D., [...] Klein, A.M. et al. & Tscharnke, T. (2019): Transferring biodiversity ecosystem function research to the management of ‘real world’ ecosystems. Advances in Ecological Research. 61: 323-356. Link
  • Knuff, A., Staab, M., Frey, J., Helbach, J. & Klein, A.M. (2019): Plant composition, not richness, drives occurrence of specialist herbivores. Ecological Entomology 44: 833-843. Link
  • Mupepele, A.C., Bruelheide, H., Dauber, J., Kruess, A., Potthast, T., Wägele, W. &  Klein, A.M. (2019): Insect decline and their drivers: Unsupported conclusions in a poorly performed meta-analysis on trendsA critique of Sánchez-Bayo and Wyckhuys (2019). Basic and Applied Ecology 37: 20-23. Link
  • Dolek, M., Freese-Hager, A., Georgi, M., Bräu, M., Poschlod, P. & Stettmer, C. (2019): Der Hochmoor­gelbling (Colias palaeno) – das Mikroklima der Larvallebensräume ist entscheidend für sein Überleben. ANLiegen Natur 41: 101- 112 Link
  • Johnson, J.S., Cantrell, S., Cosner, C., Hartig, F., Hastings, A., Rogers, H., Schupp, E.W., Shea, K., Teller, B.J., Yu, X., Zurell, D. & Pufal, G. (2019): Rapid changes in seed dispersal traits may modify plant responses to global change. AoB PLANTS 11: plz020. Link
  • Bluhm, S.L., Eitzinger, B., Ferlian, O., Bluhm, C., Schröter, K., Pena, R., Maraun, M. & Scheu, S. (2019): Deprivation of root-derived resources affects microbial biomass but not community structure in litter and soil. PLOS ONE 14: e0214233. Link
  • Lawer, E.A., Mupepele, A.C. & Klein, A.M. (2019): Responses of small mammals to land restoration after mining. Landscape Ecology 34: 473-485. Link
  • Schuldt, A., Ebeling, A., Kunz, M., Staab, M., Guimarães-Steinicke, C., Bachmann, D., Buchmann, N., Durka, W., Fichtner, A., Fornoff, F., Härdtle, W., Hertzog, L., Klein, A.M., Roscher, C., Schaller, J., von Oheimb, G., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W., Wirth, C., Zhang, J., Bruelheide, H. & Eisenhauer, N. (2019): Multiple plant diversity components drive consumer communities across ecosystems. Nature Communications 10: 1460. Link
  • Fornoff, F., Klein, A.M., Blüthgen, N. & Staab, M. (2019): Tree diversity increases robustness of multi-trophic interactions. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 286: 20182399. Link
  • Pauli, T., Castillo-Cajas, R.F., Rosa, P., Kukowka, S., Berg, A., van den Berghe, E., Fornoff, F., Hopfenmüller, S., Niehuis, M., Peters, R.S., Staab, M., Strumia, F., Tischendorf, S., Schmitt, T. & Niehuis, O. (2019): Phylogenetic analysis of cuckoo wasps (Hymenoptera: Chrysididae) reveals a partially artificial classification at the genus level and a species-rich clade of bee parasitoids. Systematic Entomology 44: 322-355. Link
  • Aslan, C., Beckman, N., Rogers, H., Bronstein, J., Zurell, D., Hartig, F., Shea, K., Pejchar, L., Neubert, M., Poulsen, J., HilleRisLambers, J., Miriti, M., Loiselle, B., Effiom, E., Zambrano, J., Schupp, E., Pufal, G., Johnson, J., Bullock, J., Brodie, J., Bruna, E., Cantrell, S., Decker, R., Fricke, E., Gurski, K., Hastings, A., Kogan, O., Powell, J., Razafindratsima, O., Sandor, M., Schreiber, S., Snell, R., Strickland, C., & Zhou, J.  (2019): Employing plant functional groups to advance seed dispersal ecology and conservation. AoB PLANTS 11: plz006. Link
  • Drescher, N., Klein, A.M., Schmitt, T. & Leonhardt, S.D. (2019): A clue on bee glue: New insight into the sources and factors driving resin intake in honeybees (Apis mellifera). PLOS ONE 14: e0210594. Link
  • Lautenbach, A., Mupepele, A.C., Dormann, C.F., Lee, H., Schmidt, S., Scholte, S.S.K.; Seppelt, R., van Teeffelen, A.J.A., Verhagen, W. & Volk, V. (2019): Blind spots in ecosystem services research and challenges for implementation. Regional Environmental Change. 19: 2151-2172. Link
  • Happe, A.K., Alins, G., Blüthgen, N., Boreux, V., Bosch, J.; Garía, D., Hambäck, P.A., Klein, A.M., Martínez-Sastre, R., Miñarro, M., Müller, A.K., Porcel, M., Rodrigo, A., Roquer-Beni, L., Samnegard, U., Tasin, M. & Mody, K. (2019): Predatory arthropods in apple orchards across Europe: responses to agricultural management, adjacent habitat, landscape composition and country. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 273: 141-150. Link
  • Pufal, G., Memmert, J., Leonhardt, S.D. & Minden, V. (2019): Negative bottom-up effects of sulfadiazine, but not penicillin and tetracycline, in soil substitute on plants and higher trophic levels. Environmental Pollution 245: 531-544. Link
  • Eckerter, T., Buse, J., Förschler, M. & Pufal, G. (2019): Additive positive effects of canopy openness on European bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus) fruit quantity and quality. Forest Ecology and Management 433: 122-130. Link
  • Eitzinger, B., Abrego, N., Gravel, D., Huotari, T., Vesterinen, E.J. & Roslin, T. (2019): Assessing changes in arthropod predator–prey interactions through DNAbased gut content analysis—variable environment, stable diet. Molecular Ecology 28: 266-280. Link


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