Dr. Lotte Korell
I am interested in how biotic interactions within and across trophic levels (plant-plant, hemiparasite-plant and herbivore-plant interactions) are affected by different global change drivers, such as disturbance, exotic plant invasions, nitrogen deposition and changing climatic conditions, and what consequences arise for biodiversity and ecosystem functioning of plant communities. To tackle these questions I use different tools like meso-cosm experiments in the greenhouse to field experiments at multiple sites. Currently, I am working on a meta-analysis on how altered climatic conditions affect plant biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.
Korell, L., Schmidt, R., Bruelheide, H., Hensen, I., Auge, H. (2016) Mechanisms driving diversity–productivity relationships differ between exotic and native communities and are affected by gastropod herbivory. Oecologia, 180, 1025-1036.
Maron, J. L., Auge, H., Pearson, D. E., Korell, L., Hensen, I., Suding, K. N., Stein, C. (2014) Staged invasions across disparate grasslands: effects of seed provenance, consumers and disturbance on productivity and species richness. Ecology Letters, 17, 499-507.
Ludewig, K., Korell, L., Löffler, F., Scholtz, M., Mosner, E., Jensen, K. (2014) Vegetation patterns of floodplain meadows along the climatic gradient at the Middle Elbe River. Flora, 8, 446-455.