Michael Beckmann

Dr. Michael Beckmann

Coordinator of the Helmholtz Research School ESCALATE
Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Computational Landscape Ecology
Permoserstr. 15 | 04318 Leipzig | Germany

phone: +49 341 235 1946
fax: +49 341 235 1939
email: michael.beckmann@ufz.de

Research Interests

  • Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity
  • Human/Environment Interactions
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Land Use/Land System Science
  • Invasive Plant Species


WAKANAKA ‐ Ermittlung naturschutzbezogener Kriterien in der Umweltprüfung der Bedarfsplanung für Stromnetze und in der Bundesfachplanung zur Erhöhung der Planungssicherheit und Verhinderung von Zielkonflikten

ESCALATE - Helmholtz Research School for Ecosystem Services under Changing Land-use and Climate


Google Scholar Profile

2018 (1)

  • Ziv, G., Hassall, C., Bartkowski, B., Cord, A.F., Kaim, A., Kalamandeen, M., Landaverde-González, P., Melo, J.L.B., Seppelt, R., Shannon, C., Václavík, T., Zoderer, B.M., Beckmann, M., (2018):
    A bird’s eye view over ecosystem services in Natura 2000 sites across Europe
    Ecosystem Services 30 (Part B), 287 - 298
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2017 (5)

  • Cord, A.F., Bartkowski, B., Beckmann, M., Dittrich, A., Hermans-Neumann, K., Kaim, A., Lienhoop, N., Locher-Krause, K.E., Priess, J., Schröter-Schlaack, C., Schwarz, N., Seppelt, R., Strauch, M., Václavík, T., Volk, M., (2017):
    Towards systematic analyses of ecosystem service trade-offs and synergies: Main concepts, methods and the road ahead
    Ecosystem Services 28 (Part C), 264 - 272
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  • Dittrich, A., von Wehrden, H., Abson, D.J., Bartkowski, B., Cord, A.F., Fust, P., Hoyer, C., Kambach, S., Meyer, M.A., Radzevičiūtė, R., Nieto-Romero, M., Seppelt, R., Beckmann, M., (2017):
    Mapping and analysing historical indicators of ecosystem services in Germany
    Ecol. Indic. 75 , 101 - 110
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  • Gerstner, K., Moreno-Mateos, D., Gurevitch, J., Beckmann, M., Kambach, S., Jones, H.P., Seppelt, R., (2017):
    Will your paper be used in a meta-analysis? Make the reach of your research broader and longer lasting
    Methods Ecol. Evol. 8 (6), 777 - 784
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  • Seppelt, R., Beckmann, M., Václavík, T., (2017):
    Searching for win–win archetypes in the food–biodiversity challenge: a response to Fischer et al.
    Trends Ecol. Evol. 32 (9), 630 - 632
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  • Václavík, T., Beckmann, M., Cord, A.F., Bindewald, A.M., (2017):
    Effects of UV-B radiation on leaf hair traits of invasive plants—Combining historical herbarium records with novel remote sensing data
    PLOS One 12 (4), e0175671
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2016 (4)

  • Beckmann, M., Bruelheide, H., Erfmeier, A., (2016):
    Reduced tolerance to simulated herbivory on clonal organs in alien genotypes: a multi-species experiment with native and introduced origins
    Biol. Invasions 18 (2), 549 - 563
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  • Lausch, A., Bannehr, L., Beckmann, M., Boehm, C., Feilhauer, H., Hacker, J.M., Heurich, M., Jung, A., Klenke, R., Neumann, C., Pause, M., Rocchini, D., Schaepman, M.E., Schmidtlein, S., Schulz, K., Selsam, P., Settele, J., Skidmore, A.K., Cord, A.F., (2016):
    Linking Earth Observation and taxonomic, structural and functional biodiversity: Local to ecosystem perspectives
    Ecol. Indic. 70 , 317 - 339
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  • Seppelt, R., Beckmann, M., Ceauşu, S., Cord, A.F., Gerstner, K., Gurevitch, J., Kambach, S., Klotz, S., Mendenhall, C., Phillips, H.R.P., Powell, K., Verburg, P.H., Verhagen, W., Winter, M., Newbold, T., (2016):
    Harmonizing biodiversity conservation and productivity in the context of increasing demands on landscapes
    Bioscience 66 (10), 890 - 896
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  • Ziv, G., Mullin, K., Boeuf, B., Fincham, W., Taylor, N., Villalobos-Jiménez, G., von Vittorelli, L., Wolf, C., Fritsch, O., Strauch, M., Seppelt, R., Volk, M., Beckmann, M., (2016):
    Water quality is a poor predictor of recreational hotspots in England
    PLOS One 11 (11), e0166950
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2015 (1)

  • Hock, M., Beckmann, M., Hofmann, R.R., Bruelheide, H., Erfmeier, A., (2015):
    Effects of UV-B radiation on germination characteristics in invasive plants in New Zealand
    Neobiota 26 , 21 - 37
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2014 (3)

  • Beckmann, M., Bruelheide, H., Erfmeier, A., (2014):
    Local performance of six clonal alien species differs between native and invasive regions in Germany and New Zealand
    Austral Ecol. 39 (4), 378 - 387
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  • Beckmann, M., Václavík, T., Manceur, A.M., Šprtová, L., von Wehrden, H., Welk, E., Cord, A.F., (2014):
    glUV: a global UV-B radiation data set for macroecological studies
    Methods Ecol. Evol. 5 (4), 372 - 383
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  • von Wehrden, H., Abson, D.J., Beckmann, M., Cord, A.F., Klotz, S., Seppelt, R., (2014):
    Realigning the land-sharing/land-sparing debate to match conservation needs: considering diversity scales and land-use history
    Landsc. Ecol. 29 (6), 941 - 948
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2012 (2)

  • Beckmann, M., Hock, M., Bruelheide, H., Erfmeier, A., (2012):
    The role of UV-B radiation in the invasion of Hieracium pilosella - comparison of German and New Zealand plants
    Environ. Exp. Bot. 75 , 173 - 180
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  • Beckmann, M., von Wehrden, H., (2012):
    Where you search is what you get: literature mining – Google Scholar versus Web of Science using a data set from a literature search in vegetation science
    J. Veg. Sci. 23 (6), 1197 - 1199
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