Dr. Marina Golivets

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Dr. Marina Golivets
Post-Doctoral Researcher Vegetation and Macroecology Group

Department of Community Ecology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
Theodor-Lieser-Str. 4
06120 Halle (Saale), Germany

Tel: (+49) 345 558 5223

Marina Golivets

Research Interests

I am a plant and invasion ecologist with a background in ecology, forestry, and horticulture and a strong focus on quantitative data synthesis. My main research interests include plant competition, multispecies invasions in forest ecosystems, scale-dependence in the drivers of plant invasion, and trait–environment relationships.

Current Projects 

BioDT: A Digital Twin to help protect and restore biodiversity

Past Projects 

AlienScenarios: Developing and applying scenarios of biological invasions for the 21st century


  • Golivets, M., Knapp, S., Essl, F., Lenzner, B., Latombe, G., Leung, B., Kühn, I. (accepted). Future changes in key plant traits across Central Europe vary with biogeographical status, woodiness, and habitat type. Science of the Total Environment. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.167954
  • Pernat, N., Canavan, S., Golivets, M., . . . & Groom, Q. (accepted).Overcoming biodiversity blindness: Secondary data in primary citizen science observations. Ecological Solutions and Evidence.
  • Pérez-Granados, C.1, Lenzner, B.1, Golivets, M.1, Saul, W.-C.1, . . . & Roura-Pascual, N. (accepted). European scenarios for future biological invasions. People & Nature. https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.1056 (1shared first co-authorship)
  • Amano, T., Berdejo-Espinola, V., Akasaka, M., de Andrade Jr., M. A., Blaise, N., Checco, J., Çilingir, F. G., Citegetse, G., Corella Tor, M., Drobniak, S. M., Giakoumi, S., Golivets, M., . . . & Zamora- Gutierrez, V. (2023). The role of non-English-language science in informing national biodiversity assessments. Nature Sustainability. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-023-01087-8
  • Amano, T., Ramírez-Castañeda, V., Berdejo-Espinola, V., Borokini, I., Chowdhury, S., Golivets, M., . . . & Veríssimo, D. (2023). The manifold costs of being a non-native English speaker in science. PLOS Biology 21(7): e3002184. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3002184
  • Pérez-Granados, C., Lenzner, B., Golivets, M., Saul, W.-C., . . . & Roura-Pascual, N. (2022). European scenarios for future biological invasions. bioRxiv, https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.09.13.507777
  • Saul, W.-C., Pérez-Granados, C., Rutting, L., Peterson, G. D., Latombe, G., Essl, F., Adriaens, T., Aldridge, D. C., Bacher, S., Bernardo-Madrid, R., Brotons, L., Diaz, F., Gallardo, B., Genovesi, P., Golivets, M., . . . & Jeschke, J. M. (2022). A scenario-guided strategy for the future management of biological invasions. bioRxiv, https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.09.07.506838
  • Latombe, G., Seebens, H., Lenzner, B., Courchamp, F., Dullinger, S., Golivets, M., . . . & Essl, F. Capacity of countries to reduce biological invasions. Sustain Sci (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-022-01166-3
  • Golivets, M., Knapp, S., Essl, F., Lenzner, B., Latombe, G., Leung, B., & Kühn, I. (2022). Projecting the futures of plant traits across habitats in Central Europe. bioRxiv, https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.06.06.494936
  • Novoa, A., Moodley, D., Catford, J. A., Golivets, M., Bufford, J., Essl, F., Lenzner, B., Pattison, Z., & Pyšek, P. 2021. Global costs of plant invasions must not be underestimated. NeoBiota 69: 75-78. https://doi.org/10.3897/neobiota.69.74121
  • Amano, T., Berdejo Espinola, V., Christie, A. P., Willott, K., Akasaka, M., Báldi, A., Berthinussen, A., Bertolino, S., Bladon, A. J., Chen, M., Choi, C.-Y., Bou Dagher Kharrat, M., Oliveira, L. G., Farhat, P., Golivets, M., . . . & Sutherland, W. J. (2021). Tapping into non-English-language science for the conservation of global biodiversity. PLoS Biology 19: e3001296. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3001296
  • Haubrock P. J., Turbelin A. J., Cuthbert R. N., Novoa A., Taylor N. G., Angulo E., Ballesteros-Mejia L., Bodey T. W., Capinha C., Diagne C., Essl F., Golivets, M., . . . & Courchamp F. (2021). Economic costs of invasive alien species across Europe. In: Zenni R. D., McDermott S., García-Berthou E., Essl F. (Eds) The economic costs of biological invasions around the world. NeoBiota 67: 153-190. https://doi.org/10.3897/neobiota.67.58196
  • Haubrock, P. J., Cuthbert, R. N., Sundermann, A., Diagne, C., Golivets, M., & Courchamp, F. (2021) Economic costs of invasive species in Germany. In: Zenni R. D., McDermott S., García-Berthou E., Essl F. (Eds) The economic costs of biological invasions around the world. NeoBiota 67: 225-246. https://doi.org/10.3897/neobiota.67.59502
  • Angulo, E., Diagne, C., Ballesteros-Mejia, L., Akulov, E. N., Dia, C. A. K. M., Adamjy, T., Banerjee, A.-K., Capinha, C., Duboscq, V. G., Dobigny, G., Golivets, M., . . . & Courchamp, F. (2021). Non-English languages enrich scientific knowledge: the example of economic costs of biological invasions. Science of the Total Environment, 775: 144441. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144441
  • Lenzner, B., Latombe, G., Capinha, C., Bellard, C., Courchamp, F., Diagne, C., Dullinger, S., Golivets, M., . . . & Essl, F. (2020). What will the future bring for biological invasions on islands? An expert- based assessment. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8: 280. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2020.00280
  • Golivets, M., Woodall, C. W., & Wallin, K. F. (2019). Functional form and interactions of the drivers of understory non-native plant invasions in northern US forests. Journal of Applied Ecology 56(12): 2596–2608. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13504
  • Thom, D., Golivets, M., Edling, L., Meigs, G. W., Gourevitch, J. D., Sonter, L. J., Galford, G. L., & Keeton, W. S. (2019). The climate sensitivity of carbon, timber, and species richness covaries with forest age in boreal–temperate North America. Global Change Biology 25(7): 2446–2458. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14656
  • Golivets, M., & Wallin, K. F. (2018). Neighbor tolerance, not suppression, provides competitive advantage to non-native plants. Ecology Letters, 21(5): 745–759. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.12934
  • Golivets, M., & Bihun, Y. (2016). Patterns of plant species diversity in deciduous woodlands of Kyiv, Ukraine. Urban Ecosystems, 19(1): 489–503.
  • Burda, R., Golivets, M., & Petrovych, O. (2015). Alien species in the flora of the nature reserve fund of the flatland part of Ukraine. Russian Journal of Biological Invasions, 6(1): 6–20.
  • Golivets, M. (2014). Adaptive strategy of Impatiens parviflora DC. (Balsaminaceae) in the secondary range. II. Vitality structure of populations and ontogenetic strategy of the species. Ukrainian Botanical Journal, 71(3): 317–323. (in Ukrainian with English summary)
  • Golivets, M. (2014). Adaptive strategy of Impatiens parviflora DC. (Balsaminaceae) in the secondary range. I. Patterns of population organization along the environmental gradient. Ukrainian Botanical Journal, 71(2): 161–172. (in Ukrainian with English summary)
  • Golivets, M. (2014). Variation in quantitative seed traits of Echinocystis lobata (Minchx.) Torr. et A. Gray (Cucurbitaceae). Modern Phytomorphology, 6: 43–44.
  • Golivets, M. (2014). Ecological and biological determination of invasion success of nonnative plant species in urban woodlands with special regard to short-lived monocarps. Urban Ecosystems, 17(1): 291–303.
  • Pashkevych, N., Burda, R., Golivets, M., & Petrovych, O. (2014). Assessment of the distribution of alien plant species across the habitats of the Ukrainian Forest Steppe. Biodiversity: Research and Conservation, Suppl. 1: 75.