Dr. rer. nat. Björn Hoppe

Contact / Address

Dr. Björn Hoppe

Guest Researcher
Department of Soil Ecology
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Theodor-Lieser-Strasse 4 | D-06120 Halle (Saale), Germany

current adress:

Senior Scientist - Forest Pathologist
Julius Kühn-Institute - Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants
Institute for National and International Plant Health
Messeweg 11/12 | D-38104 Braunschweig, Germany
+49 (0)531 299 4320

Björn Hoppe

Current project


2009 - 2014

PhD-student at the Dept. of Soil Ecology. Thesis: "Microbial diversity and community structure in deadwood of Fagus sylvatica L. and Picea abies (L.) H. Karst" (University of Freiburg)


Diploma courses in Forest Sciences at TU Dresden and University of Agriculture Prague. Thesis: "Identification of wood decaying fungi in sycamore trees using molecular techniques"/
"Identifikation von holzzerstörenden Pilzen in Platanenholz mittels molekulargenetischer Techniken."


Hoppe B, Krabel D, Kehr R (2008) Zeitsparendes Bestimmen von Fäuleerregern durch molekulargenetische Charakterisierung von Holzfäulepilzen am Beispiel der Platane. Forst und Holz, 63 / 3: 21-22.

Krabel D und Hoppe B (2009) Molekulargenetische Charakterisierung von Holzfäulepilzen. Forstwiss. Beitr. Tharandt / Contr. For. Sc., Beih. 8: 99-107. 2009

Hoppe B, Kahl T, Karasch P, Wubet T, Bauhus J, Buscot F, Krüger D (2014) Network analysis reveals ecological links between N-fixing bacteria and wood-decaying fungi. PLoS ONE 9(2): e88141. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088141

Purahong W, Hoppe B, Kahl T, Schloter M, Schulze E-D, Bauhus J, Buscot F, Krüger D (2014) Changes within a single land-use category alter microbial diversity and community structure: Molecular evidence from wood-inhabiting fungi in forest ecosystems. Journal of Environmental Management 139: 109-119. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.02.031

Hoppe B, Krüger D, Kahl T, Arnstadt  T, Buscot F, Bauhus J, Wubet T (2015) A pyrosequencing insight into sprawling bacterial diversity and community dynamics in decaying deadwood logs of Fagus sylvatica and Picea abies. Scientific Reports, 5:9456; DOI:10.1038/srep09456

Clissman F, Fiore-Donno AM, Hoppe B, Krüger D, Kahl T, Unterseher M, Schnittler M (2015) First insight into dead wood protistan diversity: a molecular sampling of bright-spored Myxomycetes (Amoebozoa, slime-moulds) in decaying beech logs. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiv050

Hoppe B, Purahong W, Wubet T, Kahl T, Bauhus J, Arnstadt T, Hofrichter M, Buscot F, Krüger D (2015) Linking molecular deadwood-inhabiting fungal diversity and community dynamics to ecosystem functions and processes in Central European forests. Fungal Diversity, DOI: 10.1007/s13225-015-0341-x

Arnstadt T, Hoppe B, Kahl T, Kellner H, Krüger D, Bässler C, Bauhus J,  Hofrichter M (2015) Patterns of laccase and peroxidases in coarse woody debris of Fagus sylvatica, Picea abies and Pinus sylvestris and their relation to different wood parameters. European Journal of Forest Research, DOI: 10.1007/s10342-015-0920-0

Floren A, Krüger D, Müller T, Dittrich M, Rudloff R, Hoppe B & Linsenmair KE (2015) Diversity and interactions of wood-inhabiting fungi and beetles after deadwood enrichment. PLoS ONE e143566. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0143566

Moll J, Hoppe B, König S, Wubet T, Buscot F, Krüger D (2016) Spatial distribution of fungal communities in an arable soil. PLoS ONE  e0148130. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0148130

Purahong W, Arnstadt T, Kahl T, Bauhus J, Kellner H, Hofrichter M, Krüger D, Buscot F, Hoppe B (2016) Are correlations between deadwood fungal community structure, wood physico-chemical properties and lignin-modifying enzymes stable across different geographical regions? Fungal Ecology, DOI: 10.1016/j.funeco. 2016.01.002

Noll L, Leonhardt S, Arnstadt T, Hoppe B, Poll C, Matzner E, Hofrichter M, Kellner, H. (2016) Fungal biomass and extracellular enzyme activities in coarse woody debris of 13 tree species in the early phase of decomposition. Forest Ecology and Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2016.07.035

Arnstadt T, Hoppe B, Kahl T, Kellner H, Krüger D, Bauhus J, Hofrichter M. (2016). Dynamics of fungal community composition, decomposition and resulting deadwood properties in logs of Fagus sylvatica, Picea abies and Pinus sylvestris. Forest Ecology and Management, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2016.10.004

Selected talks / poster

Hoppe B, Krüger D, Kahl T, Buscot F (2010) The effect of forest management intensity on the diversity of wood-decaying fungi and dead wood decomposition. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Mykologie annual meeting, Hamburg, Germany (oral presentation by Hoppe).

Hoppe B, Kahl T, Gminder G, Schmidt M, Karasch P, Buscot F, Krüger D (2011) Dead wood fungal and bacterial diversity along different forest management types in coniferous and European beech stands in Germany. Mycological Society of America (MSA) Annual Meeting, UA-Fairbanks, AK, USA (oral presentation by Hoppe).

Hoppe B, Krüger D, Buscot F (2011) Einfluss der Bewirtschaftungsstrategie von Buchen- und Nadelwäldern Deutschlands auf die Diversität totholzabbauender Pilze. IHD Mykologisches Kolloqium, Dresden, Germany (oral presentation by Hoppe).

Hoppe B, Kahl T, Buscot F, Krüger D (2012) A study of correlations between fungal and bacterial communities in dead wood. Mycological Society of America (MSA) Annual Meeting, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA (oral presentation by Hoppe).

Krüger D, Moll J, Hoppe B, Goldmann K, Buscot F (2012) Effects of quality and quantity of plant-derived organic substrates on the fungal communities present in an arable soil. 14th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology (ISME14), Copenhagen, Denmark (poster).

Hoppe B, Purahong W, Kahl T, Arnstadt T, Hofrichter M, Bauhus J, Wubet T, Buscot F, Krüger D (2014) Community composition and richness patterns of wood-inhabiting fungi detected in pyrosequenced metagenomes from decaying European beech and Norway spruce logs. International Mycological Congress 10, Bangkok, Thailand (poster).


German Mycological Society