PhD thesis, working title: “Soil fungal diversity and community structure of grassland ecosystems along land use gradients in three German Exploratories”.
This work is a part of the Biodiversity Exploratories in Germany and we mainly focus on the interaction between plant traits, land-use intensity and environmental conditions with the rhizosphere mycobiomes of grassland.
CV / Scientific Career
Schöps R, Goldmann K, Herz K, Lentendu G, Schöning I, Bruelheide H, Wubet T, and Buscot F (2018). Land-use intensity rather than plant functional identity shapes bacterial and fungal rhizosphere communities. Frontiers in Microbiology 9: 2711. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2018.02711
Purahong W, Pietsch K, Lentendu G, Schöps R, Bruelheide H, Wirth C, Buscot F, Wubet T. 2017. Characterization of unexplored deadwood mycobiome in highly diverse subtropical forests using culture-independent molecular technique. Frontiers in Microbiology 8: 574. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2017.00574
Purahong W, Durka W, Fischer M, Dommert S, Schöps R, Buscot F, & Wubet T. 2016. Tree species, tree genotypes and tree genotypic diversity levels affect microbe-mediated soil ecosystem functions in a subtropical forest. Scientific Reports, 6. doi:10.1038/srep36672
Schöps R., Goldmann K., Herz K., Lentendu G., Bruelheide H., Wubet T. & Buscot F. (2017) Land-use intensity shapes bacterial and fungal rhizosphere communities more than the functional identity of plants. British Ecological Society, Ecology Across Borders: Joint Annual Meeting 2017, Ghent, Belgium
Gutknecht J., Pietsch K., Erfmeier A. & Schöps R. (2015) Extracellular enzyme activities in decaying wood across a natural subtropical forest diversity gradient. 100st ESA Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland (USA)
Schöps R., Pietsch K., Erfmeier A. & Gutknecht J. (2014) Extracellular microbial enzyme activity in decaying wood along a natural forest diversity gradient in China. 44th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland in Hildesheim (Germany)
Schöps R., Wubet T., Bruelheide H. & Buscot F. (2016) Fungal and bacterial diversity and community composition in the rhizosphere mycobiome of grassland ecosystems along land use gradients. 3rd Thünen symposium on soil metagenomics, Braunschweig, Germany.
Schöps R., Wubet T., Bruelheide H. & Buscot F. (2015) Soil fungal diversity and community composition in the rhizosphere mycobiome of grassland ecosystems along land use gradients. 8th International Conference on Mycorrhiza, Flagstaff, Arizona (USA)
Member of the British Ecological Society