Dr. Lotte Korell


Dr. Lotte Korell

Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Community Ecology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Theodor-Lieser-Strasse 4, 06120 Halle

German Center for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig
Deutscher Platz 5e, D-04103 Leipzig, Germany

Phone: +49 345 5585308

E-mail: lotte.korell@ufz.de

Lotte Korell

Research Interests

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., Stein, C., Hensen, I., Bruelheide, H., Suding, K. N., H., Auge, H. (2016) Stronger effect of gastropods than rodents on seedling establishment, irrespective of native or exotic plant species origin. Oikos: 125, 1467-1477.

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.