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



Frau Ilona Winkler
Tel: +49 (0)761 203-3635
Fax: +49 (0)761 203-3638



Professur für Naturschutz
& Landschaftsökologie
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Stefan-Meier-Str. 76
D-79104 Freiburg



  • Perrin, W., Fontana, S., Coq, S., Berlioz, L., Jay-Robert, P. & Moretti, M. (2021): The influence of fine-scale grazing heterogeneity on dung beetle assemblages: What trait analysis teaches us. Environmental Entomology 50: 1332-1343. Link
  • Fontana, S., Rasmann, S., de Bello, F., Pomati, F. &  Moretti, M. (2021): Reconciling trait based perspectives along a trait-integration continuum. Ecology 102: e03472. Link
  • Moretti, M., Fontana, S., Carscadden, K.A. & MacIvor, J.S. (2021): Reproductive trait differences drive offspring production in urban cavity-nesting bees and wasps. Ecology and Evolution: 11: 9932-9948. Link
  • Mupepele, A.C., Keller, M. & Dormann, C.F. (2021): European agroforestry has no unequivocal effect on biodiversity: a time-cumulative meta-analysis. BMC Ecology and Evolution 21: 193. Link
  • Brown, M., Breeze, T., Bulet, P., Chauzat, M.P., Demirova, I., de Miranda, J., Klein, A.M., Mand, M., Metodiev, T., Michez, D., Nazzi, F., Neumann, P., Paxton, R., Potts, S., Stout, J., Turney, G. & Yañez, O. (2021): PoshBee: Pan-European assessment, monitoring, and mitigation of stressors on the health of bees. ARPHA preprints. online first. doi: 10.3897/arphapreprints.e72231. Link
  • Christie, A.P., White, T.B., Martin, P.A., Petrovan, S.O., Bladon, A.J., Bowkett, A.E., Littlewood, N.A., Mupepele, A.C., Rocha, R., Sainsbury, K.A., Smith, R.K., Taylor, N.G. & Sutherland, W.J. (2021): Reducing publication delay to improve the efficiency and impact of conservation science. PeerJ 9: e12245. Link
  • Knuff, A., Nitsch, H., Stackelberg, N., Fornoff, F. & Schramek, J. (2021): FAKT-Blühmischungen zur Förderung von Bestäubern. Landinfo 3: 28-31. Link
  • Mupepele, A.C., Bruelheide, H., Brühl, C., Dauber, J., Fenske, M., Freibauer, A., Gerowitt, B., Krüß, A., Lakner, S., Plieninger, T., Potthast, T., Schlacke, S., Seppelt, R., Stützel, H., Weisser, W., Wägele, W., Böhning-Gaese, K. & Klein, A.M. (2021): Biodiversity in European agricultural landscapes - transformative societal changes needed. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 36: 1067-1070. Link
  • Sutherland, W.J., Taylor, N.G., […] Mupepele, A.C. et al. & Petrovan, S.O. (2021): A solution scan of societal options to reduce transmission and spread of respiratory viruses: SARS-CoV-2 as a case study. Journal of Biosafety and Biosecurity 3: 84-90. Link
  • Roquer-Beni, L., Alins, G., Arnan, X., Boreux, V., García, D., Hambäck, P., Happe, A.K., Klein, A.M., Miñarro, M., Mody, K., Porcel, M., Rodrigo, A., Samnegard, U., Tasin, M. & Bosch, J. (2021): Management-dependent effects of pollinator functional diversity on apple pollination services: a response-effect trait approach. Journal of Applied Ecology 58: 2843-2853. Link
  • Von Königslöw, V., Mupepele, A.C. & Klein, A.M. (2021): Overlooked jewels: Existing habitat patches complement sown flower strips to conserve pollinators. Biological Conservation 261: 109263. Link
  • Schoof, N., Kirmer, A., Hörl, J., Luick, R., Tischew, S., Breuer, M., Fischer, F., Müller, S. & von Königslöw, V. (2021): Sheep in the Vineyard: First Insights into a New Integrated Crop–Livestock System in Central Europe. Sustainability 13: 12340. Link
  • Tamburini, G., Pereira-Peixoto, M.H., Borth, J., Lotz, S., Wintermantel, D., Allan, M.J., Dean, R., Schwarz J.M., Knauer, A., Albrecht, M. & Klein, A.M. (2021): Fungicide and insecticide exposure adversely impacts bumblebees and pollination services under semi-field conditions. Environment International 157: 106813. Link
  • Tiede, J., Keller, A. & Eitzinger, B. (2021): DNA sequence-based biodiversity and interaction ecology. Basic and Applied Ecology 56: 460-463. Link
  • Pufal, G. & Skarbek, C. (2021): Environmental conditions and seed traits affect seed dispersal patterns in a slug-legume model system. Oikos 130: 1598-1609. Link
  • Eckerter, T., Buse, J., Bauhus, J., Förschler, M.I. & Klein, A.M. (2021): Wild bees benefit from structural complexity enhancement in a forest restoration experiment. Forest Ecology and Management 496: 119412. Link
  • Mupepele, A.C. (2021):  Book review: Ollerton, J.  (2021): Pollinators & Pollination: Nature and Society, Pelagic Publishing, Exeter, UK pp. 286. Basic and Applied Ecology 54: 37-38. Link
  • Klein, A.M. (2021): Dramatischer Rückgang – Insektenvielfalt braucht mehr Schutz. Forschung und Lehre 5: 360-362.
  • Fornoff, F., Staab, M., Zhu, C.D. & Klein, A.M. (2021): Multi-trophic communities re-establish with canopy cover and microclimate in a subtropical forest biodiversity experiment. Oecologia 196: 289-301. Link
  • Garratt, M.P.D., de Groot, A.G., Albrecht, M., Bosch, J., Breeze, T.D., Fountain, M., Klein, A.M., McKerchar, M., Park, M., Potts, S.G., Pufal, G., Rader, R., Senapathi, G.D., Andersson, G.K.S., Bernauer, O.M., Blitzer, E.J., Boreux, V., Campell, A. Foldensi, R., García, D., Garibaldi, L., Hambäck, P.A., Kirkitadze, G., Kovács-Hostyánski, A., Martins, K.T., McKendrick, L., Miñarro, M., Radzeviciute, R., Roquer, L., Samnegård, U., Vereecken, N.J. Webber, S.I, Japoshvili, G. & Zhusupbaeva, A. (2021): Opportunities to reduce pollination deficits and address production shortfalls in an important insect pollinated crop. Ecological Applications 31: e02445. Link
  • Asbeck, T., Sabatini, F., Augustynczik, A..L.D., Basile, M., Helbach, J., Jonker, M., Knuff, A. & Bauhus, J. (2021): Biodiversity response to forest management intensity, carbon stocks and net primary production in temperate montane forests. Scientific Reports 11: 1625. Link
  • Zumstein, P., Bruelheide, H., Fichtner, A., Schuldt, A., Staab, M., Härdtle, W., Zhao, H. & Assmann, T. (2021): What shapes ground beetle assemblages in a tree species-rich subtropical forest? ZooKeys 1044: 907-927. Link
  • Hutchinson, L.A., Oliver, T.H., Breeze, T.D., Bailes, E.J., Boreux, V., Campbell, A.J., de Groot, G.A., Földesi, R., García, D., Hainaut, H., Hambäck, P.A., Holzschuh, A., Jauker, F., Kleijn, D., McKerchar, M., Miñarro, M., Potts, S.G., Pufal, G., Radzevičiūtė, R., Roberts, S.P.M., Samnegård, U., Vereecken, N.J., Westphal, C., Woodcock, B.A. & Garratt, M.P.D. (2021): Using ecological and field survey data to establish a national list of the wild bee pollinators of crops. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 315: 107447. Link
  • Marja, R., Klein, A.M., Viik, E. & Batáry, P. (2021): Environmentally-friendly and organic management practices enable complementary diversification of plant-bumblebee food webs. Basic and Applied Ecology 53: 164-174. Link
  • Guo, P.F., Wand, M.Q., Orr, M., Li, Y., Chen, J.T., Zhou, Q.S., Staab, M., Fornoff, F., Chen, G.H., Zhang, N.L., Klein, A.M., Zhu, C.D. (2021): Tree diversity promotes predatory wasps and parasitoids but not pollinator bees in a subtropical experimental forest. Basic and Applied Ecology 53: 134-142. Link
  • Wu, D., Staab, M. & Yu, M. (2021): Canopy closure retards fine wood decomposition in subtropical regenerating forests. Ecosystems 24: 1875-1890. Link
  • Senapathi, D., Fründ, J., Albrecht, M., Garratt, M., Kleijn, D., Pickles, B., […] Potts, S., et al. & Klein, A.M. (2021): Wild insect diversity increases inter-annual stability in global crop pollinator communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences  288: 20210212. Link
  • Tamburini, G., Wintermantel, D., Allan, M.J., Dean, R.R., Knauer, A., Albrecht, M. & Klein, A.M. (2021): Sulfoxaflor insecticide and azoxystrobin fungicide have no major impact on honeybees in a realistic-exposure semi-field experiment. Science of the Total Environment 778: 146084. Link
  • Vanderplanck, M., Michez, D., […] Klein, A.M., […] Pereira-Peixoto, M.H. et al. & Gérard, M. (2021): Monitoring bee health in European agro-ecosystems using wing morphology and fat bodies. One Ecosystem 6: e63653. Link
  • Skarbek, C., Ebeling, A., Meyer, S., Schulze, C. & Pufal, G. (2021): Testing a highly replicable and standardized method to rapidly assess seed removal probabilities. Basic and Applied Ecology 52: 15-23. Link
  • Lawer, E.A., Mupepele, A.C. & Klein, A.M. (2021): Artisanal mining impacts small mammals while chainsaw milling is a more sustainable practice in Ghana. Biodiversity and Conservation 30: 295-310. Link
  • Eitzinger, B., Roslin, T., Vesterinen, E.J., Robinson, S.I. & O´Gorman, E. J. (2021): Temperature affects both the Grinnellian and Eltonian dimensions of ecological niches - A tale of two Arctic wolf spiders. Basic and Applied Ecology 50: 132-143. Link
  • Staab, M., Liu, X.J., Assmann, T., Bruelheide, H., Buscot, F., Durka, W., Erfmeier, A., Klein, A.M., Ma, K., Michalski, S., Wubet, T., Schmid, B. & Schuldt, A. (2021): Tree phylogenetic diversity structures multitrophic communities. Functional Ecology 35: 521-534. Link
  • Wu, D., Pietsch, K.A., Staab, M. & Yu, M. (2021): Wood species identity alters dominant factors driving fine wood decomposition along a tree diversity gradient in subtropical plantation forests. Biotropica 53: 643-657. Link
  • Poeydebat, C., Jactel, H., Moreira, X., Koricheva, J., Barsoum, N., Bauhus, J., Eisenhauer, N., Ferlian, O., Francisco, M., Gottschall, F., Gravel, D., Mason, B., Muiruri, E., Muys, B., Nock, C., Paquette, A., Ponette, Q., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Stokes, V., Staab, M., Verheyen, K. & Castagneyrol, B. (2021): Climate affects neighbour-induced changes in leaf chemical defences and tree diversity-herbivory relationships. Functional Ecology 35: 67-81. Link
  • Heger, T., Aguilar-Trigueros, C.A., […] Mupepele, A.C. et al. & Jeschke, J.M. (2021): The hierarchy-of-hypotheses approach: A synthesis method for enhancing theory development in ecology and evolution. BioScience 71: 337-349. Link
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