Global Change Experimental Ecology

Agroecosystems are essential for human well-being through the provision of utilities (e.g., food, bioenergy). Land use influences the trade-off between these and other services, but also adverse processes (e.g., carbon sequestration versus greenhouse gas release). The basis of almost all of these services are biotic processes (e.g., nutrient cycling, soil structure change) and species interactions (herbivory, pathogens, decomposers, pollinators, etc.). Therefore, understanding how aspects of global change influence these processes and interactions is  necessary. This knowledge is also important to explore the functional linkages between agroecosystems and natural and semi-natural habitats.

Focusing on species, populations and communities as well as species interactions between plants, animals and microorganisms, our group investigates the importance of land use and global change factors on the functionality of agroecosystems. We mainly use experimental approaches (from laboratory to field experiments), which are complemented by landscape ecology approaches and modelling in cooperative projects. By investigating these topics along a gradient from rather simple crop systems and species interactions to complex semi-natural systems such as extensively used grasslands, we combine mechanistic studies with changes in species communities and associated ecosystem functions.

Research focuses on:

(1) Interactions between soil and above-ground organisms, in particular the importance of soil biota for plants and associated organisms.

(2) The relationship between land use and the decomposer community and associated ecosystem functions.

(3) The influence of plant antagonists (herbivores, pathogens) on plant growth and vegetation structure.


We are currently involved in the following projects:

  • Global Change Experimental Facility

  • Staccato - Sustaining agricultural change through ecological engineering and optimal use of natural resources

  • Legato - Land-use intensity and Ecological Engineering – Assessment Tools for risks and Opportunities in irrigated rice based production systems

  • TrophinOak - Multitrophic interactions with oaks. A controlled system with oak microcuttings to study gene expression and resource allocation in multitrophic interactions.

  • DroughtNEt - Global network to assess terrestrial ecosystem sensitivity to drought


Martin Schädler

Head of group, principal investigator

Phone +49-345-558 5307




Anja Schmidt, Dr.

Post Doc

Phone +49-345-558 5405




Robin Schmidt

Ph.D. student

My PhD project is about the importance of antagonistic interactions on plant species coexistence and ecosystem functioning. I focus on how pathogens and herbivores act to maintain species diversity in grassland ecosystems and how invasion by exotic species impacts this relationship. To answer these questions I established a field experiment that includes native and exotic plants sown at different frequencies and exclusion of antagonists by pesticide application. Greenhouse experiments to study trade-offs between competitive ability and defense of plant species, as well as molecular analyses to identify fungal species will complement my findings in the field.

Phone +49-345-558 5316




Rui Yin

Ph.D. student

Phone +49-345-558 5222



Konrad Kirsch


Phone +49-345-558 5389



Yin, R., Kardol, P., Eisenhauer, N., Schädler, M. (2022): Land-use intensification reduces soil macrofauna biomass at the community but not individual level. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, in press.

Juncheed, K., Tanunchai, B., Wahdan, S.F.M., Thongsuk, K., Schädler, M., Noll, M., Purahong, W. (2022): Dark side of a Bio-Based and Biodegradable Plastic? Assessment of Pathogenic Microbes associated with Poly(Butylene Succinate-co-Adipate) under Ambient and Future Climates using Next Generation Sequencing. Frontiers in Plant Science, in press.

Klusmann, C., Cesarz, S., Ciobanu, M., Ferlian, O., Jochum, M., Schädler, M., Scheu, S., Sünnemann, M., Wall, D.H., Eisenhauer, N. (2022): Climate-change effects on the sex ratio of free-living soil nematodes – perspective and prospect. Soil Organisms, in press.

Li, J., Tanunchai, B., Wahdan, S.F.M., Schädler, M., Purahong, W. (2022): Future climate change enhances the complexity of plastisphere microbial co-occurrence networks, but does not significantly affect the community assembly. Science of the Total Environment, in press.

Sohlström, E., Brose, U., van Klink, R., Rall, B.C., Rosenbaum, B. Schädler, M., Barnes, A.D. (2022): Future climate and land-use intensification modify arthropod community structure. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Enviroment.

Tanunchai, B., Kalkhof, S., Guliyev, V., Wahdan, S.F.M., Krstic, D., Schädler, M., Geissler, A., Glaser, B., Buscot, F., Blagodatskaya, E., noll, M., Purahong, W. (2022): Nitrogen fixing bacteria facilitate microbial biodegradation of a bio-based and biodegradable plastic in soils under ambient and future climatic conditions. Environmental Science - Processes & Impacts, in press.

Yin, R., Liu, Q., Tian, S., Potapov, A., Zhu, B., Yang, K., Li, Z., Zhuang, L., Tan, B., Zhang, L., Xu, Z., Kardol, P.1, Schädler, M.1, Eisenhauer, N.1 (2022): Nitrogen deposition stimulates decomposition via changes in the structure and function of litter food webs. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 166: 108522. (1shared senior authorship)

 Tarkka, M.T., Grams, T.E.E., Angay, O., Kurth, F., Maboreke, H.R., Mailänder, S., Bönn, M., Fleischmann, F., Ruess, L., Schädler, M., Scheu, S., Schrey, S.D., Buscot, F., Herrmann, S. (2021): Ectomycorrhyzal fungus supports endogenous rhythmic growth and corresponding resource allocation in oak during various below- and aboveground biotic interactions. Scientific Reports 11: 23680.

Schmidt, A., Hines, J., Türke, M., Buscot, F., Schädler, M., Weigelt, A., Gebler, A., Klotz, S., Liu, T., Reth, S., Roy, J., Trogisch, S. Wirth, C., Eisenhauer, N. (2021): The iDiv-Ecotron - a flexible research platform for multitrophic biodiversity research. Ecology and Evolution 11: 15174-15190.

Wahdan, S.F.M., Hossen, S., Tanunchai, B., Sansupa, C., Schädler, M., Noll, M., Dawoud, T.M., Wu, Y.T., Buscot, F., Purahong, T. (2021): Life in the wheat litter: Effects of future climate on microbiome and function during the early pase of decomposition. Microbial Ecology, in press.

Sünnemann, M., Alt, C., Kostin, J., Lochner, A., Reitz, T., Siebert, J., Schädler, M., Eisenhauer, N. (2021): Low-intensity land-use enhances soil microbial activity, biomass, and fungal-to-bacterial ratio in current and future climates. Journal of Applied Ecology 58: 2614-2625.

Purahong, W., Wahdan, S.F.M., Heinz, D.; Jariyavidyanont, K., Sungkapreecha, C., Tanunchai, B., Sansupa, C., Sadubsarn, D. Alaneed, R., Heintz-Buschart, A., Schädler, M., Geissler, A., Kressler, J., & Buscot, F. (2021): Back to the future: decomposability of a bio-based and biodegradable plastic in field soil environments and its microbiome under ambient and future climates. Environmental Science & Technology 55: 12337-12351.

Wahdan, S.F.M., Tanunchai, B., Wu, Y.T., Sansupa, C., Schädler, M., Dawoud, T.M., Buscot, F., Purahong, W. (2021): Deciphering Trifolium repens L. holobiont reveals a microbiome resilient to future climate changes. Microbiology Open 10:e1217.

Liu, Q., Yin, R., Tan, B., You, C., Zhang, L., Zhang, J, Xu, Z., Schädler, M., Scheu, S. (2021): Nitrogen addition and plant functional type independently modify soil mesofauna effects on litter decomposition. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 160: 108340.

Hutengs, C., Eisenhauer, N., Schädler, M., Lochner, A., Seidel, M., Vohland, M. (2021): VNIR and MIR spectroscopy of PLFA-derived soil microbial properties and associated physicochemical soil characteristics in an experimental plant diversity gradient. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 160: 108319.

Sünnemann, M., Siebert, J., Reitz, T., Schädler, M., Eisenhauer, N. (2021): Combined effects of land-use type and climate change on soil microbial activity and invertebrate decomposer activity. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 318: 107490.

Kwon, T., Shibata, H, Kepfer-Rojas, S., Schmidt, I.K., Larsen, K.S., Beier, C., Berg, B., Verheyen, K., Lamarque, J.F., Hagedorn, F., Eisenhauer, N., Djukic, I., TeaComposition Network (2021): Effects of climate and athmospheric nitrogen deposition on early to mid-term stage litter decomposition across biomes. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 4. (group authorship)

Wahdan, S.F.M., Reitz, T., Heintz-Buschart, A., Schädler, M., Roscher, C., Breitkreuz, C., Schnabel, B., Purahong, W. Buscot, F. (2021): Organic agricultural practices enhances arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis in correspondence to soil warming and altered precipitation patterns. Environmental Microbiology 23: 6163-6176.

Singh, J., Eisenhauer, N., Schädler, M., Cesarz, S. (2021): Earthworm gut passage reinforces land-use effects on soil microbial communities across climate treatments. Applied Soil Ecology 164: 103919.

Wahdan, S.F.M, Heintz-Buschart, A., Sansupa, C., Tanunchai, B., Wu, Y.T., Schädler, M., Noll, M., Purahong, W., Buscot, F. (2021): Targeting the active rhizosphere microbiome of Trifolium pratense in grassland evidences a stronger-than-expected belowground biodiversity-ecosystem functioning link. Frontiers in Microbiology 12: 629169.

Kostin, J.E., Cesarz, S., Lochner, A., Schädler, M., Macdonald, C.A., Eisenhauer, N. (2021): Land-use drives the temporal stability and magnitude of soil microbial functions and modulates climate effects. Ecological Applications 31: e02325.

Singh, J., Cameron, E., Reitz, T., Schädler, M., Eisenhauer, N. (2021): Grassland management effects on earthworm communities under ambient and future climatic conditions. European Journal of Soil Science 72: 343-355.

 Ferlian, O., Lintzel, E.M., Bruelheide, H., Guerra, C.A., Heklau, H., Jurburg, S., Kühn, P., Martinez-Medina, A., Unsicker, S., Eisenhauer, N., Schädler, M. (2020): Nutrient status not secondary metabolites drives herbivory and pathogen infestation across differently mycorrhized tree monocultures and mixtures. Basic and Applied Ecology 55: 110-125.

Schmidt, R., Deising, H., Hensen, I., Schädler, M., Auge, H. (2020): Natural enemies do not contribute to negative-frequency dependence in native and exotic grassland plants. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 46: 125565.

Yin, R., Siebert, J., Eisenhauer, N., Schädler, M. (2020): Climate change and intensive land use reduce soil animal biomass via dissimilar pathways. eLife 9:e54749.

Wahdan, S.F.M., Hossen, S., Tanunchai, B., Schädler, M., Buscot, F., Purahong, W. (2020): Future climate significantly alters fungal plant pathogen dynamics during the early phrase of wheat litter decomposition. Microorganisms 8 (6): 908.

Yin, R., Kardol, P., Thakur, M.P., Gruss, I., Wu G.L., Eisenhauer, N., Schädler, M. (2020): Soil functional biodiversity and biological quality under threat: intensive land use outweighs climate change. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 147: 107847.

Schmidt, R., Auge, H., Deising, H., Hensen, I., Mangan, S., Schädler, M., Stein, C., Knight, T. (2020): Abundance, origin and phylogeny of plants do not predict community-level patterns of pathogen diversity and infection. Ecology & Evolution 10: 5506-5516.

Siebert, J., Ciobanu, M., Schädler, M., Eisenhauer, N. (2020): Climate change and land use induce functional shifts in soil nematode communities. Oecologia 192: 281-294.

 Singh, J.,Schädler, M., Demetrio, W., Brown, G.G., Eisenhauer, N. (2019): Climate change effects on earthworms - a review. Soil Organisms 81 (3): 114-138.

Korell, L., Schädler, M., Brandl, R., Schreiter, S., Auge, H. (2019): Release from above- and belowground insect herbivory mediates invasion dynamics and impact of an exotic plant. Plants 8, art. 544.

Yin, R., Gruss, I., Eisenhauer, N., Kardol, P., Thakur, M.P., Schmidt, A., Xu, Z., Siebert, J., Zhang, C., Wu, G.L., Schädler, M. (2019): Land use modulates the effects of climate change on density but not community composition of Collembola. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 138:107598.

Yin, R., Eisenhauer, N., Gruss, I., Schmidt, A., Purahong, W., Siebert, J., Schädler, M. (2019): Climate change does not alter land-use effects on soil fauna communities. Applied Soil Ecology 140:1-10.

Siebert, J., Thakur, M.P., Reitz, T., Schädler, M., Schulz, E., Yin, R. Weigelt, A. & Eisenhauer, N. (2019): Extensive grassland-use sustains high levels of soil biological activity, but does not alleviate detrimental climate change effects. Advances in Ecoogical Research 60: 25-58.

Bacht, M., Tarkka, M.T., Fernandez Lopez, I., Bönn, M., Brandl, R., Buscot, F., Feldhahn, L., Grams, T.E.E., Herrmann, S., Schädler, M. (2019): Tree response to herbivory is affected by endogenous rhythmic growth and attenuated by co-treatment with a mycorrhizal fungus. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 32:770-781.

Schädler, M., Buscot, F., Klotz, S., Reitz, T., Durka, W., Bumberger, J., Merbach, I., Michalski, S.G., Kirsch, K., Remmler, P., Schulz, E., & Auge, H. (2019): Investigating the consequences of climate change under different land-use regimes - a novel experimental infrastructure. Ecosphere 10:e02635.

Yin, R., Eisenhauer, N., Auge, H., Purahong, W., Schmidt, A., Schädler, M. (2019): Additive effects of experimental climate change and land use on faunal contribution to litter decomposition. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 131: 141-148.

Settele J., Spangenberg J.H., Heong, K.L., Kühn, I., Klotz, S., Arida, G., Burkhard, B., BustamanteJ.V., Cabbigat, J., Canh, L.X., Catindig, J.L.A., Chien, H.V., Cuong, L.Q., Escalada, M., Görg, C., Grescho, V., Grossmann, S., Hadi, B.A.R., Hai, L.H., Harpke, A., Hass, A.L., Hirneisen, N., Horgan, F.G., Hotes, S., Jahn, R., Klotzbücher, A., Klotzbücher, T., Langerwisch, F., Magcale-Macandog, D.B., Manh, N.H., Marion, G., Marquez, L., Ott, J., Penev, L., Rodriguez-Labajos, B., Sann, C., Sattler, C., Schädler, M., Scheu, S., Schmidt, A., Schrader, J., Schweiger, O., Seppelt, R., Sinh, N.V., Stoev, P., Stoll-Kleemann,S., Tekken, V., Thonicke, K., Trisyono, Y.A., Truong, D.T., Tuan, L.Q., Türke, M., Václavík, T., Vetterlein, D., Villareal, S., Westphal, C., Wiemers, M. (2019): Rice Ecosystem Services in South-East Asia: The LEGATO Project, Its Approaches and Main Results with a Focus on Biocontrol Services. In: Schröter, M. et al. (eds): Atlas of Ecosystem Services, Chapter 57: 373-382. Springer, Cham.

Pankoke, H., Tewes, L.J., Matthies, S., Hensen, I., Schädler, M., Ebeling, S., Auge, H., Müller, C. (2018): Pre-adaptations and shifted chemical defences provide Buddleja davidii populations with high resistance against antagonists in the invasive range. Biological Invasions 21: 333-347.

Ferlian, O., Cesarz, S., Craven, D., Hines, J., Barry, K.E., Bruelheide, H., Buscot, F., Haider, S., Heklau, H., Herrmann, S., Kühn, P., Pruschitzki, U., Schädler, M., Wagg, C., Weigelt, A., Wubet, T., Eisenhauer, N. (2018): Mycorrhiza in tree diversity-ecosystem relationships: conceptual framework and experimental implementation. Ecosphere 9 (5): e02226.

Türke, M., Schmidt, A., Schädler, M., Hotes, S., Weißer, W. (2018): Are invasive apple snails important neglected decomposers of rice straw in paddy fields? Biological Agriculture and Horticulture 34: 245-257.
Djukic, I., Kepfer-Rojas, S., Kappel Schmidt, Steenberg Larsen, K., Beier, C., Berg, B., Verheyen, K., ......, Schädler, M. et al. (2018): Early stage litter decomposition across biomes. Science of the total Environment 628-629: 1369-1394. (group authorship)

Singh, J., Singh, S., Bath, S.A., Vig, A.P., Schädler, M. (2018): Eco-friendly method for the extraction of earthworms: Comparative account of Formalin, AITC and Allium cepa as extractant. Applied Soil Ecology 124: 141-145.

Settele, J., Heong, K.L., Kühn, I., Klotz, S., Spamgenberg, J.H., Anh, N.Q.,, Anthony, J., Arida, G., Bac, D.K., Beaurepaire, A., Beck, S., Bergmeier, E., Burkhard, B., Brandl, R., Bustamante, J.V., Butler, A., Cabbigat, J., Canh, L.X., Catindig, J.L.A., Chien, H.V., Cuong, L.Q., Escalada, M., Dominik, C., Franzén, M., Fried, O., Görg, C., Grescho, V., Grossmann, S., Gurr, G.M., Hadi, B.A.R., Hai, L.H., Harpke, A., Hass, A.L., Hirneisen, N., Horgan, F.G., Hotes, S., Isoda, Y., Janh, R., Kettle, H., Klotzbücher, A., Klotzbücher, T., Langerwisch, F., Loke, H.W., Lin, Y.P., Lu, Z., Lum, K.Y., Magcale-Macandog, D.B., Manh, N.H., Marion, G., Marquez, L., Moritz, R., Müller, F., Oliveira, P., Ott, J., Penev, L., Pham, H.T., Radermacher, N., Rodriguez-Labajos, B., Sann, C., Sattler, C., Schädler, M., Scheu, S., Schmidt, A., Schrader, J., Schweiger, O., Seppelt, R., Sinh, N.V., Soitong, K., Stoev, P., Stoll-Kleemann, S., Tekken, V., Thonicke, K., Tilliger, B., Tobias, K., Trisyono, A., Truong, D.T., Tscharntke, T., Tuan, L.Q., Türke, M., Václavík, T., Vetterlein, D., Vidal, S., Villareal, S., Vu, K.C., Weisser, W.W., Westphal, C., Zhu, Z., Ziegler, K. & Wiemers, M. (2018): Rice Ecosystem Services in South-East Asia. Paddy and Water Environment 16: 211-224.

Spangenberg, J.H., Beaurepaire, A.L., Bergmeier, E., Burkhard, B., Chien, H.V., Cuongh, L.Q., Görg, C., Grescho, V., Hai, L.H., Heong, K.L., Horgan, F.G., Hotes, S., Klotzbücher, A., Klotzbücher, T., Kühn, I., Langerwisch, F., Marion, G., Moritz, R.F.A., Nguyen, Q.A., Ott, J., Sann, C., Sattler, C., Schädler, M., Schmidt, A., Tekken, V., Thanh, T.D., Thonicke, K., Türke, M., Vaclavik, T., Vetterlein, D., Westphal, D., Wiemers, M., Settele, J. (2018). The LEGATO cross-disciplinary integrated ecosystem service research framework. An example of integrating research results from the analysis of global change impacts and the social, cultural and economic system dynamics of irrigated rice production. Paddy and Water Environment 16: 287-319.

Panteleit, J., Horgan, F., Türke, M., Schmidt, A., Schädler, M., Bacht, M., Brandl, R., Hotes, S. (2018): Effects of detritivorous invertebrates on the decomposition of rice straw - evidence from a microcosm experiment. Paddy and Water Environment 16: 279-286.

Singh, J., Singh, S., Vig, A.P., Bhat, A., Hundal, S.S., Yin, R., Schädler, M. (2018): Conventional farming reduces the activity of earthworms: assessment of genotoxicity text of soil and vermicast. Agriculture and Natural Resoures 52: 366-370.

 He, R., Yang, K., Zhijie, L., Schädler, M., Yang, W., Wu, F., Tan, B., Zhang, L., Xu, Z. (2017): Effects of forest conversion on soil microbial communities depend on soil layer on the eastern Tibetan Plateau of China. PlosONE 12 (10): e0186053.

Schädler, M., Ballhorn, D.J. (2017): Beneficial soil microbiota as mediators of the plant defensive phenotype and aboveground plant-herbivore interactions. Progress in Botany 78: 305-344.

Schmidt, A., John, K., Auge, H., Brandl, R., Horgan, F.G., Settele, J., Zaitsev, A.S., Wolters, V., Schädler, M. (2016): Compensatory mechanisms of litter decomposition under alternating moisture regimes in tropical rice fields. Applied Soil Ecology 107: 79-90.

Ballhorn, D.J., Schädler, M., Elias, J.D., Millar, J.A., Kautz, S. (2016): Friend or foe - light availability determines the relationship between mycorrhizal fungi, rhizobia and lima bean (Phaseolus lunatus L.). PloS One 11(5): e0154116.

Herrmann, S., Grams, T.E.E., Tarkka, M.T., Angay, O., Bacht, M., Bönn, M., Feldhahn, L., Graf, M., Kurth, F., Maboreke, H., Mailander, S., Recht, S., Fleischmann, F., Ruess, L., Schädler, M., Scheu, S., Schrey, S., Buscot, F. (2016): Endogenous rhythmic growth, a trait suitable for the study of interplays between
multitrophic interactions and tree development
. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 19: 40-48.

Kagezi, G.H., Kaib, M., NYeko, P., Bakuneeta, C., Schädler, M., Brandl, R. (2016): Negative impacts of land-use intensification on litter decomposition in Western Kenya. Web Ecology 16: 51-58.

Marxen, A., Klotzbücher, T., Jahn, R., Kaiser, K., Nguyen, V.S., Schmidt, A., Schädler, M., Vetterlein, D. (2016): Interaction between silicon cycling and straw decomposition in a silicon deficient rice production system. Plant and Soil 398: 153-163.

Schmidt, A., Auge, H., Brandl, R., Heong, K.L., Hotes, S., Settele, J., Villareal, S., Schädler, M. (2015): Small-scale variability in the contribution of invertebrates to litter decomposition in tropical rice fields. Basic and Applied Ecology 16: 674-680.

Settele, J., Spangenberg, J.H., Heong, K.L., Burkhard, B., Bustamante, J.V., Cabbigat, J., Chien, H.V., Escalada, M., Grescho, V., Hai, L.H., Harpke, A., Horgan, F.G., Hotes, S., Jahn, R., Kühn, I., Marquez, L., Schädler, M., Tekken, V., Vetterlein, D., Villareal, S.B., Westphal, C., Wiemers, M. (2015): Agricultural landscapes and ecosystem services in South-East Asia - the LEGATO-Project. Basic and Applied Ecology 16: 661-664.

Schmidt, A., John, K., Arida, G., Auge, H., Brandl, R., Horgan, F.G., Hotes, S., Marquez, L. Rademacher, N., Settele, J., Wolters, V., Schädler, M. (2015): Effects or residue management on decomposition in irrigated rice fields are not related to changes in the decomposer community. PloS ONE 10(79): e0134402.

Schröder, B., Steiner, N., Merbach, I., Schädler, M., Filser, J. (2015): Collembolan reproduction in soils from a long-term fertilisation experiment opposes the Growth Rate Hypothesis. European Journal of Soil Biology 68: 56-60.

Godschalx, A.L., Schädler, M., Triesel, J.A., Balkan, M.A., Ballhorn, D.J. (2015): Ants are less attracted to the extrafloral nectar of plants with symbiotic, nitrogen-fixing rhizobia. Ecology 96: 348-354.

Alalouni, U., Brandl, R., Auge, H., Schädler, M. (2014): Does insect herbivory on oak depend on the diversity of tree stands? Basic and Applied Ecology 15: 685-692.

Ballhorn, D.J., Godschalx, A.L., Smart, S.M., Kautz, S., Schädler, M. (2014): Chemical defense lowers plant competitiveness. Oecologia 176: 811-824. pdf

Alalouni U., Lobinger, G., Schädler M., Brandl R. (2014): Natural enemies of the Gypsy Moth (Lepidoptera: Lymantriidae) at low population density. Entomologia Generalis 35: 117-127.

Alalouni U., Schädler M., Brandl R. (2013): Natural enemies and environmental facotrs affecting the population dynamics of the gypsy moth. Journal of Applied Entomology 137: 721-738.

Ballhorn. D., Kautz, S., Schädler, M. (2013): Induced plant defense via volatile production is dependent on rhizobial symbiosis. Oecologia 172: 833-846.

Tarkka, M.T., Herrmann, S., Wubet, T., Feldhahn, L., Recht, S., Kurth, F., Mailänder, S., Bönn, M., Neef, M., Angay, O., Bacht, M., Graf, M., Maboreke, H., Fleischmann, F., Grams, T.E.E., Ruess, L., Schädler, M., Brandl, R., Scheu, S., Schrey, S.D., Grosse, I., Buscot, F., (2013): OakContigDF159.1, a reference library for studying differential gene expression in Quercus robur during controlled biotic interactions: use for quantitative transcriptomic profiling of oak roots in ectomycorrhizal symbiosis. New Phytologist 199: 529 - 540.

Walter, J., Hein, R., Beierkuhnlien, C., Hammerl, V., Jentsch, A., Schädler, M., Schuerings, J., Kreyling, J. (2013): Combined effects of multifactor climate change and land-use on decomposition in temperate grassland. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 60: 10-18.

Xu, Z., Tu, L., Hu,T., Schädler, M. (2013): Implications of greater than average increases in nitrogen deposition on the western edge of the Szechwan Basin, China. Environmental Pollution 177: 201-202.

Gugerli, F., Brandl, R., Castagneyrol, B., Franc, A., JActel, H., Koelewijn, H.P., Martin, F., Peter, M., Pritsch, K., Schröder, H., Kremer, A., Ziegenhagen, B., Evoltree JERA3 Contributors (2013): Community genetics in the time of next-generation molecular technologies. Molecular Ecology 22: 3198-3207. (group authorship)

Walter, J., Hein, R., Auge, H., Beierkuhnlein, C., Löffler, S., Reifenrath, K., Schädler, M., Weber, M., Jentsch, A. (2012): How do extreme drought and plant community composition affect host plant metabolites and herbivore performance? Arthropod-Plant Interactions 6: 15-25.

Gießelmann, U.C., Geronazzo Martins, K., Brändle, M., Schädler, M. , Marques, R., Brandl, R. (2011): Lack of home-field advantage in the decomposition of leaf litter in the Atlantic Rainforest. Applied Soil Ecology 49: 5-10.

Kempel, A., Schädler, M., Chrobock, T., Fischer, M., van Kleunen, M. (2011): Trade-offs associated with constitutive and induced plant defence against herbivores. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 108: 5685-5689.

Jentsch, A., Kreyling, J., Elmer, M., Gellesch, E., Glaser, B., Grant, K., Hein, R., Lara, M., Mirzae, H., Nadler S.E., Nagy, L., Otieno, D., Pritsch, K., Rascher, U., Schädler, M., Schloter, M., Singh, B.K., Stadler, J., Walter, J., Wellstein, C., Wöllecke, J., Beierkuhnlein, C. (2011): Climate extremes initiate ecosystem-regulating functions while maintaining productivity. Journal of Ecology 99: 689-702.

Kagezi, G.H., Kaib, M., Bakuneeta, C., Schädler, M. , Brandl, R. (2011): Decomposition of tissue baits and termite density along gradient of human land-use intensification in Western Kenya. Journal of African Ecology 49:267-276.

Thamer, S., Schädler, M. , Bonte, D., Ballhorn, D.J. (2011): Dual benefit from a belowground symbiosis: nitrogen fixing rhizobia promote growth and defense against a specialist herbivore in a cyanogenic plant. Plant and Soil 341: 209-219.

Eisenhauer, N., Schädler, M. (2011): Inconsistent impacts of decomposer diversity on the stability of aboveground and belowground ecosystem functions. Oecologia

Gießelmann, U.C., Martins, K.G., Brändle, M., Schädler, M., Marques, R., Brandl, R. (2010): Diversity and ecosystem functioning: Litter decomposition dynamics in the atlantic rainforest. Applied Soil Ecology 46: 283-290.

Meyer, K.M., Münkemüller, T., Schiffers, K., Schädler, M., Calabrese, J.M., Basset, A., Breulmann, M., Duquesne, S., Hidding, B., Huth, A., Schöb, C., van de Voorde, T. (2010): Predicting population and community dynamics – the type of aggregation matters. Basic and Applied Ecology 11: 563-571

Schädler, M., Brandl, R. & Kempel, A. (2010): "Afterlife"-effects of mycorrhization on the decomposition of plant residues. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 42: 521-523.

Schädler, M., Brandl, R. & Kempel, A. (2010): Host plant genotype determines bottom-up effects in an aphid-parasitoid-predator system. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 135: 162-169.

Fründ, H.C., Butt, K., Capowiez, Y., Eisenhauer, N., Emmerling, C., Ernst, G., Potthoff, M., Schädler, M., Schrader, S. (2010): Using earthworms as model organisms in the laboratory: recommendations for experimental implementations. Pedobiologia 53: 119-125.

Kempel, A.; Brandl, R. & Schädler, M. (2010): Support from the underground – Induced plant defence is dependent on arbuscular mycorrhiza. Functional Ecology 24: 293-300.

Ruhnke, H., Schädler, M., Matthies D., Klotz, S. & Brandl, R. (2009): Variability in leaf traits, insect herbivory and herbivore performance within and among indivudals of four broad-leaved tree species. Basic and Applied Ecology 10: 726-736.

Van der Putten, W.H.; Bardgett, R.D.; De Ruiter, P.C.; Hol, W.H.G.; Meyer, K.M.; Bezemer, T.M.; Bradford, M.A.; Christensen, S.; Eppinga, M.B.; Fukami, T.; Hemerik, L.; Molofsky, J.; Schädler, M.; Scherber, C.; Strauss, S.Y.; Vos, M. & Wardle, D.A. (2009): Empirical and theoretical challenges in aboveground-belowground ecology. Oecologia.

Kempel, A.; Brandl, R. & Schädler, M. (2009): Symbiotic soil microorganisms as players in aboveground plant-herbivore interactions – the role of rhizobia. Oikos 118: 634-640.

Haase, J.; Scheu, S.,;Brandl, R. & Schädler, M. (2008): Above-belowground interactions are mediated by nutrient availability. Ecology 89: 3072-3089.

Schädler, M., Rottstock, T. & Brandl, R.(2008): Do nutrients and invertebrate herbivory interact in an artificial plant community? Basic and Applied Ecology 9: 550-559.

Schädler, M.; Brandl, R. & Haase, J. (2007): Antagonistic interactions between plant competition and insect herbivory by aphids. Ecology 88: 1490-1498.

Schädler, M.; Roeder, M.; Brandl, R. & Matthies, D. (2007): Interacting effects of elevated CO2, nutrient availability and plant species on a generalist herbivore. Global Change Biology 13: 1005-1015.

Endlweber, K.; Schädler, M. & Scheu, S. (2006): Effects of above- and belowground insecticide applications on the Collembola community of an early set-aside arable field. Applied Soil Ecology 31: 136-146.

Ruhnke, H.; Schädler, M.; Matthies, D.; Klotz, S. & Brandl, R. (2006): Are sawflies adapted to individual host trees? A test of the adaptive deme formation hypothesis. Evolutionary Ecology Research 8: 1039 – 1048.

Schädler, M. & Brandl, R. (2005): Do invertebrate decomposers affect the disappearance rate of litter mixtures? Soil Biology & Biochemistry 37: 329-337.

Schädler, M.; Rottstock, T. & Brandl, R. (2005): Food web properties in aquatic microcosms with litter mixtures are predictable from component species. Archiv für Hydrobiologie 163: 211-223.

Schädler, M.; Roeder, M.; Brandl, R. & Matthies, D. (2005): Is palatability of a root hemiparasite influenced by its host species? Oecologia 146: 227-233.

Schädler, M.; Alphei, J.; Scheu, S.; Brandl, R. & Auge, H. (2004): Resource dynamics in an early-successional plant community are influenced by insect exclusion. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 36: 1817-1826.

Schädler, M.; Jung, G.; Brandl, R. & Auge, H. (2004): Secondary succession is influenced by belowground insect herbivory on a productive site. Oecologia 138: 242-252.

Schädler, M.; Jung, G.; Auge, H. & Brandl, R. (2003): Palatability, decomposition and insect herbivory: patterns in a successional old-field community. Oikos 103: 121-132.

Schädler, M.; Jung, G.; Auge, H. & Brandl, R. (2003): Does the Fretwell-Oksanen model apply to invertebrates? Oikos 100: 203 – 207.

Schädler, M.; Witsack, W. (1999): Variation of postembryonic development time and number of nymphal instars in central european grasshoppers on a small spatial scale (Caelifera: Acrididae). Entomologia Generalis 24 (2): 125-135.

Schädler, M.,Schulze, M., Timm, A. (2020): Fangschrecken (Mantodea) und Heuschrecken (Orthoptera). In: Knapp, S., Klotz, S., Fachbereich Umwelt der Stadt Halle (eds.): Geschützte Natur in Halle (Saale). Eine Bestandaufnahme der Tier- und Pflanzenwelt. Natur+Text: 147-153.

Türke, M., Feldmann, R., Fürst, B., Hartmann, H., Herrmann, M., Klotz, S., Mathias, G., Meldau, S., Ottenbreit, M., Reth, S., Schädler, M., Trogisch, S., Buscot, F., Eisenhauer, N. (2017): Multitrophische Biodiversitätsmanipulation unter kontrollierten Umweltbedingungen im iDiv Ecotron. - 17. Gumpensteiner Lysimetertagung 2017: 107-114.

Bräuniger, C., Schädler, M., Stadler, J. (2008): Interacting effects of mechanical disturbance and insect exclusion on the vegetation structure and dynamics of a fallow land. In: Nadykta, V.D., Ismailov, V.Y., Esipenko, L.P., Kobzar, V.F., Bolakhonenkov, V.E., Volvora, G.V.; Esaulenko, E.A. (eds.): Biological plant protection as a basis for stabilizing agroecosystems. Krasnodar: 103-105.

Ruhnke, H., Brändle, M., Klotz, S., Brandl, R., Schädler, M. (2006): Plant-animal interactions in the canopy - intraspecific variability in herbivory of sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus L.). – In: Unterseher, M. Morawetz, W., Klotz, S., Arndt, F. (eds.): The canopy of a European Floodplain Forest – First Results: 57-63. Leipzig: Universitätsverlag.

Meyer, F., Buschendorf, J., Zuppke, U.; Baumann, F; Schädler, M. & Große, W.R. (2004): Die Lurche und Kriechtiere Sachsen-Anhalts – Verbreitung, Ökologie, Gefährdung und Schutz. Laurenti Verlag, Bielefeld.

Hochkirch, A., Andreä, J., Franzen, A., Jung, C., Klosinski, V., Manz, A., Paulus, C., Rautenberg, T., Sander, U., Schädler, M., Stalling, T. (2021): Heuschrecken in Deutschland 2020 - Interessante Heuschreckennachweise auf der Meldeplattform aus dem Jahr 2020. Articulata 26: 61-76.

Schädler, M., Niclai, B., Schäfer, B., Schulze, M. (2019): Aktuelle Funde südlich verbreiteter Insektenarten (Blattodea, Mantodea, Orthoptera, Odonata) in Mittel- und Ostdeutschland (Sachsen-Anhalt, Sachsen, Brandenburg, Thüringen). Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte 2019/3: 269-279.

Schädler, M., Jansen, S., Schulze, M. (2012): Interessante Heuschreckennachweise (Ensifera, Caelifera) aus Mittel- und Ostdeutschland (Schsen-Anhalt, Thüringen, Sachsen, Brandenburg). - Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte 2012/2: 143-146.

Schädler, M. (2009): Ein weiterer Nachweis von Stenobothrus crassipes (Caelifera: Acrididae) (Charpentier, 1825) in Deutschland. Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte 53: 203-206.

Schädler, M. (2004): Barbitistes serricauda (Fabricius, 1798), Laubholzsäbelschrecke. In: Wallaschek, M., Langner, T.J., Richter, K. (Hrsg.): Die Geradflügler des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt (Insecta: Dermaptera, Mantodea, Blattoptera, Ensifera, Caelifera). – Berichte des Landesamtes für Umweltschutz Sachsen-Anhalt 5/2004: 80 – 81.

Schädler, M. (2004): Chorthippus mollis (Charpentier, 1825), Verkannter Grashüpfer. In: Wallaschek, M., Langner, T.J., Richter, K. (Hrsg.): siehe oben: 192 – 193.

Schädler, M. (2004): Chorthippus brunneus (Thunberg, 1815), Brauner Grashüpfer. In: Wallaschek, M., Langner, T.J., Richter, K. (Hrsg.): siehe oben: 190 – 191.

Schädler, M. (2004): Chorthippus biguttulus (Linnaeus, 1758), Nachtigall-Grashüpfer. In: Wallaschek, M., Langner, T.J., Richter, K. (Hrsg.): siehe oben: 188 – 189.

Schädler, M. (2004): Chorthippus vagans (Eversmann, 1848), Steppengrashüpfer. In: Wallaschek, M., Langner, T.J., Richter, K. (Hrsg.): siehe oben: 186 – 187.

Schädler, M. (2004): Chorthippus apricarius (Linnaeus, 1758), Feld-Grashüpfer. In: Wallaschek, M., Langner, T.J., Richter, K. (Hrsg.): siehe oben: 184 – 185.

Schädler, M. (2004): Chorthippus montanus (Charpentier, 1825), Sumpfgrashüpfer. In: Wallaschek, M., Langner, T.J., Richter, K. (Hrsg.): siehe oben: 180 – 181.

Schädler, M. (2004): Stenobothrus crassipes (Charpentier, 1825), Zwerggrashüpfer. In: Wallaschek, M., Langner, T.J., Richter, K. (Hrsg.): siehe oben: 166 – 167.

Ruhnke, H., Brändle, M., Klotz, S.; Brandl, R. & Schädler, M. (2004): Palatability of trees to insect herbivores. - Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie.

Schädler, M. & R. Brandl (2004): Effects of litter diversity and invertebrate fauna on decomposition of tree litter.Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie

Schädler, M. (2004): Schutz der Herpetofauna im besiedelten Bereich. In: . Meyer, F.; Buschendorf, J.; Zuppke, U.; Braumann, F.; Schädler, M. & Grosse, W.-R. (Hrsg.): Die Lurche und Kriechtiere Sachsen-Anhalts - Verbreitung, Ökologie, Gefährdung und Schutz. Laurenti Verlag, Bielefeld, 221-225.

Schädler, M. (2004): Eingeschleppte Schildkrötenarten. In: . Meyer, F.; Buschendorf, J.; Zuppke, U.; Braumann, F.; Schädler, M. & Grosse, W.-R. (Hrsg.): Die Lurche und Kriechtiere Sachsen-Anhalts - Verbreitung, Ökologie, Gefährdung und Schutz. Laurenti Verlag, Bielefeld, 194.

Schädler, M. (2004): Blindschleiche – Anguis fragilis. In: . Meyer, F.; Buschendorf, J.; Zuppke, U.; Braumann, F.; Schädler, M. & Grosse, W.-R. (Hrsg.): Die Lurche und Kriechtiere Sachsen-Anhalts - Verbreitung, Ökologie, Gefährdung und Schutz. Laurenti Verlag, Bielefeld, 160-164.

Schädler, M. (2004): Zauneidechse – Lacerta agilis. In: . Meyer, F.; Buschendorf, J.; Zuppke, U.; Braumann, F.; Schädler, M. & Grosse, W.-R. (Hrsg.): Die Lurche und Kriechtiere Sachsen-Anhalts - Verbreitung, Ökologie, Gefährdung und Schutz. Laurenti Verlag, Bielefeld, 164-170.

Auge, H.; Kiesel, B.; Lieber, A.; Brandl, R.; Schädler, M.; Scheu, S.; Endlweber, K. & Alphei, J. (2003): Plants between insects and microbes. - Forschen für die Umwelt 4: 20 – 27.

Schädler, M. (2002): Wiederfund der Zweifarbigen Beißschrecke, Metrioptera bicolor (Philippi, 1830), und des Kleinen Heidegrashüpfers, Stenobothrus stigmaticus (Rambur, 1839), in der Oberlausitz.Abh. Staatl. Mus. Naturkunde Görlitz 74: 95 – 98.

Schädler, M. (2002): Zwei Funde eingeschleppter Heuschreckenarten im Stadtgebiet von Halle.Entomologische Mitteilungen Sachsen-Anhalt 9: 50 – 51.

Hartenauer, K. & Schädler, M. (2002): Eine Methode zur Markierung von Gehäuseschnecken.Mitteilungen der Deutschen Malakozoologischen Gesellschaft 68: 45 – 47.

Krumbiegel, A.; Schädler, M.; Schönbrodt, M.; Süßmuth, T. & Meyer, F. (2002): Der Quellbusch bei Zörbig – Naturschutzwert und Entwicklungsperspektiven eines Reliktstandortes in der Fuhneaue des Landkreises Bitterfeld.Hercynia 35: 65 – 90.

Schädler, M. (2001): Einfluß phytophager Insekten auf die Struktur und Dynamik einer Ackerbrache (Dissertation). – UFZ - Berichte 11/2001: 1 – 111.

Jung, G.; Schädler, M.; Auge, H. & Brandl, R. (2000): Effects of herbivorous insects on secondary plant succession. – Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie 12: 169-172.

Schädler, M. & Stadler, J. (2000): Verbreitung und Lebensraum des Kiesbank-Grashüpfers, Chorthippus pullus (Phillipi, 1830) (Acrididae: Gomphocerinae), in Sachsen. Articulata 15 (1): 7-15.

Schädler, M. (2000): Heuschrecken . – In: Die Tierwelt im Gebiet des ehemaligen Salzigen Sees. – Naturschutz im Land Sachsen-Anhalt (Sonderheft).

Schulze, M. & Schädler, M. (1999): Interessante Geradflüglerfunde in Sachsen-Anhalt (Dermaptera, Blattoptera, Ensifera, Caelifera).Entomologische Nachrichten und Berichte 43 (3/4): 228-232.

Schädler, M. (1999): Zur Verbeitung, Bestandssituation und Lebensraum der Blauflügligen Sandschrecke, Sphingonotus caerulans (L.) im Östlichen Harzvorland und der Östlichen Harzabdachung mit Bemerkungen zum taxonomischen Status (Saltatoria: Acrididae: Oedipodinae).Faunistische Abhandlungen des Staatlichen Museums für Tierkunde Dresden 21 (15): 225-234.

Schädler, M. (1999): Zur Bedeutung von Industrie- und Siedlungsbrachen für die Heuschreckenfauna im urbanen Bereich.Naturschutz im Land Sachsen-Anhalt 36 (1): 21-32.

Schädler, M. (1998): Habitatnutzung dreier sympatrischer Feldheuschreckenarten (Orthoptera: Gomphocerinae) in einem xerothermen Lebensraummosaik.- Articulata 13 (2): 149-162.

Schädler, M. (1998): Aasfressen und Prädation bei mitteleuropäischen Heuschrecken (Orthoptera).- Articulata 13 (1): 25-28.

Schädler, M. (1998): Die Heuschreckenfauna des bewirtschafteten Auengrünlandes im Biosphärenreservat ”Mittlere Elbe”. - Naturwissenschaftliche Mitteilungen des Museums Dessau 10: 169-190.


Book reviews:

Schädler, M. (1997): Day Geckos, by E.M. Rundquist. - Jb. Terr. (Wien) 4: 62-63.

Schädler, M. (1997): The General Care and Maintenance of Day Geckos, by S. McKeown. - Jb. Terr. (Wien) 4: 63-65.