Dr. Stefan Michalski

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

Tel: 0345 558 5310
Fax: 0345 558 5329
Stefan.Michalski@ufz.de

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Research interests

I started my scientific career as a botanist with a background in molecular systematics. Now, my field of expertise is the application of molecular techniques to answer ecological and evolutionary questions. Most of my work relates to the question on how spatial and temporal distribution of genetic diversity in plants is affected by different factors and how genetic diversity impact on ecosystem functioning. I do have a particular interest in the evolution and functional ecology of the genus Juncus.

Projects and cooperations

- Subproject 4, Treegenetics in the DFG project BEF China
- DFG project "Evolutionary potential in functional traits of a wetland macrophyte (Juncus effusus) relevant for natural degradation of contaminants



Publications


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2019 (6)
2018 (2)
2017 (11)
2016 (3)
2015 (2)
2014 (7)
2013 (5)
2012 (6)
2011 (2)
2010 (2)
2009 (1)
2008 (1)
2007 (2)
2006 (1)
2004 (1)

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2019 (6)

  • Arslan, M., Devisetty, U.K., Porsch, M., Große, I., Müller, J.A., Michalski, S., (2019):
    RNA-Seq analysis of soft rush (Juncus effusus): transcriptome sequencing, de novo assembly, annotation, and polymorphism identification
    BMC Genomics 20 , art. 489
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  • Born, J., Michalski, S.G., (2019):
    Trait expression and signatures of adaptation in response to nitrogen addition in the common wetland plant Juncus effusus
    PLOS One 14 (1), e0209886
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  • Durka, W., Bossdorf, O., Bucharova, A., Frenzel, M., Hermann, J.-M., Hölzel, N., Kollmann, J., Michalski, S.G., (2019):
    Regionales Saatgut von Wiesenpflanzen: genetische Unterschiede, regionale Anpassung und Ökosystem-Effekte. Regional seed of grassland plants: genetic differences, regional adaptation and interaction with insects
    Nat. Landschaft 94 (4), 146 - 153
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  • Kaus, A., Michalski, S., Hänfling, B., Karthe, D., Borchardt, D., Durka, W., (2019):
    Fish conservation in the land of steppe and sky: Evolutionarily significant units of threatened salmonid species in Mongolia mirror major riverbasins
    Ecol. Evol. 9 (6), 3416 - 3433
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  • Michalski, S.G., (2019):
    The evidence for genetic diversity effects on ecosystem services
    In: Schröter, M., Bonn, A., Klotz, S., Seppelt, R., Baessler, C., (eds.)
    Atlas of ecosystem services : drivers, risks, and societal responses
    Springer International Publishing, Cham, p. 51 - 55
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  • 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 (3), e02635
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2018 (2)

  • Huang, Y., Chen, Y., Castro-Izaguirre, N., Baruffol, M., Brezzi, M., Lang, A., Li, Y., Härdtle, W., von Oheimb, G., Yang, X., Liu, X., Pei, K., Both, S., Yang, B., Eichenberg, D., Assmann, T., Bauhus, J., Behrens, T., Buscot, F., Chen, X.-Y., Chesters, D., Ding, B.-Y., Durka, W., Erfmeier, A., Fang, J., Fischer, M., Guo, L.-D., Guo, D., Gutknecht, J.L.M., He, J.-S., He, C.-L., Hector, A., Hönig, L., Hu, R.-Y., Klein, A.-M., Kühn, P., Liang, Y., Li, S., Michalski, S., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmidt, K., Scholten, T., Schuldt, A., Shi, X., Tan, M.-Z., Tang, Z., Trogisch, S., Wang, Z., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Xiang, W., Yu, M., Yu, X.-D., Zhang, J., Zhang, S., Zhang, N., Zhou, H.-Z., Zhu, C.-D., Zhu, L., Bruelheide, H., Ma, K., Niklaus, P.A., Schmid, B., (2018):
    Impacts of species richness on productivity in a large-scale subtropical forest experiment
    Science 362 (6410), 80 - 83
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  • Scheepens, J.F., Lachmuth, S., Michalski, S.G., (2018):
    Plant population biology in a changing world
    Basic Appl. Ecol. 28 , 1 - 4
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2017 (11)

  • Born, J., Michalski, S.G., (2017):
    Strong divergence in quantitative traits and plastic behavior in response to nitrogen availability among provenances of a common wetland plant
    Aquat. Bot. 136 , 138 - 145
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  • Bucharova, A., Durka, W., Hölzel, N., Kollmann, J., Michalski, S., Bossdorf, O., (2017):
    Are local plants the best for ecosystem restoration? It depends on how you analyze the data
    Ecol. Evol. 7 (24), 10683 - 10689
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  • Bucharova, A., Michalski, S., Hermann, J.-M., Heveling, K., Durka, W., Hölzel, N., Kollmann, J., Bossdorf, O., (2017):
    Genetic differentiation and regional adaptation among seed origins used for grassland restoration: lessons from a multispecies transplant experiment
    J. Appl. Ecol. 54 (1), 127 - 136
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  • Datta, A., Kühn, I., Ahmad, M., Michalski, S., Auge, H., (2017):
    Processes affecting altitudinal distribution of invasive Ageratina adenophora in western Himalaya: The role of local adaptation and the importance of different life-cycle stages
    PLOS One 12 (11), e0187708
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  • Durka, W., Baum, A., Michalski, S.G., Baum, H., (2017):
    Darwin's legacy in Platanthera: are there more than two species in the Platanthera bifolia/chlorantha group?
    Plant Syst. Evol. 303 (3), 419 - 431
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  • Durka, W., Michalski, S.G., Berendzen, K.W., Bossdorf, O., Bucharova, A., Hermann, J.-M., Hölzel, N., Kollmann, J., (2017):
    Genetic differentiation within multiple common grassland plants supports seed transfer zones for ecological restoration
    J. Appl. Ecol. 54 (1), 116 - 126
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  • Hahn, C.Z., Michalski, S.G., Durka, W., (2017):
    Gene flow in, and mating system of, Rhododendron simsii in a nature reserve in subtropical China
    Nord. J. Bot. 35 (1), 1 - 7
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  • Hahn, C.Z., Michalski, S.G., Fischer, M., Durka, W., (2017):
    Genetic diversity and differentiation follow secondary succession in a multi-species study on woody plants from subtropical China
    J. Plant Ecol. 10 (1), 213 - 221
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  • Hahn, C.Z., Niklaus, P.A., Bruelheide, H., Michalski, S.G., Shi, M.-M., Yang, X., Zeng, X., Fischer, M., Durka, W., (2017):
    Opposing intraspecific vs. interspecific diversity effects on herbivory and growth in subtropical experimental tree assemblages
    J. Plant Ecol. 10 (1), 242 - 251
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  • Michalski, S.G., Malyshev, A.V., Kreyling, J., (2017):
    Trait variation in response to varying winter temperatures, diversity patterns and signatures of selection along the latitudinal distribution of the widespread grassland plant Arrhenatherum elatius
    Ecol. Evol. 7 (9), 3268 - 3280
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  • Purschke, O., Michalski, S.G., Bruelheide, H., Durka, W., (2017):
    Phylogenetic turnover during subtropical forest succession across environmental and phylogenetic scales
    Ecol. Evol. 7 (24), 11079 - 11091
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2016 (3)

  • Bucharova, A., Durka, W., Hermann, J.-M., Hölzel, N., Michalski, S., Kollmann, J., Bossdorf, O., (2016):
    Plants adapted to warmer climate do not outperform regional plants during a natural heat wave
    Ecol. Evol. 6 (12), 4160 - 4165
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  • Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Petermann, J.S., Fergus, A.J.F., Gerighausen, U., Michalski, S.G., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.D., (2016):
    Convergent high diversity in naturally colonized experimental grasslands is not related to increased productivity
    Perspect. Plant Ecol. Evol. Syst. 20 , 32 - 45
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  • Staab, M., Bruelheide, H., Durka, W., Michalski, S., Purschke, O., Zhu, C.-D., Klein, A.-M., (2016):
    Tree phylogenetic diversity promotes host–parasitoid interactions
    Proc. R. Soc. B-Biol. Sci. 283 (1834), art. 20160275
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2015 (2)

  • Lipowsky, A., Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Michalski, S.G., Gubsch, M., Buchmann, N., Schulze, E.-D., Schmid, B., (2015):
    Plasticity of functional traits of forb species in response to biodiversity
    Perspect. Plant Ecol. Evol. Syst. 17 (1), 66 - 77
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  • Michalski, S.G., Durka, W., (2015):
    Separation in flowering time contributes to the maintenance of sympatric cryptic plant lineages
    Ecol. Evol. 5 (11), 2172 - 2184
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2014 (7)

  • Bruelheide, H., Nadrowski, K., Assmann, T., Bauhus, J., Both, S., Buscot, F., Chen, X.-Y., Ding, B.Y., Durka, W., Erfmeier, A., Gutknecht, J.L.M., Guo, D.L., Guo, L.-D., Härdtle, W., He, J.-S., Klein, A.-M., Kühn, P., Liang, Y., Liu, X.J., Michalski, S., Niklaus, P.A., Pei, K.Q., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scholten, T., Schuldt, A., Seidler, G., Trogisch, S., von Oheimb, G., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Yang, X.F., Yu, M.J., Zhang, S.R., Zhou, H.Z., Fischer, M., Ma, K.P., Schmid, B., (2014):
    Designing forest biodiversity experiments: general considerations illustrated by a new large experiment in subtropical China
    Methods Ecol. Evol. 5 (1), 74 - 89
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  • Egorov, E., Prati, D., Durka, W., Michalski, S., Fischer, M., Schmitt, B., Blaser, S., Brändle, M., (2014):
    Does land-use intensification decrease plant phylogenetic diversity in local grasslands?
    PLOS One 9 (7), e103252
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  • Nadrowski, K., Pietsch, K., Baruffol, M., Both, S., Gutknecht, J., Bruelheide, H., Heklau, H., Kahl, A., Kahl, T., Niklaus, P., Kröber, W., Liu, X., Mi, X., Michalski, S., von Oheimb, G., Purschke, O., Schmid, B., Fang, T., Welk, E., Wirth, C., (2014):
    Tree species traits but not diversity mitigate stem breakage in a subtropical forest following a rare and extreme ice storm
    PLOS One 9 (5), e96022
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  • Purschke, O., Sykes, M.T., Poschlod, P., Michalski, S.G., Römermann, C., Durka, W., Kühn, I., Prentice, H.C., (2014):
    Interactive effects of landscape history and current management on dispersal trait diversity in grassland plant communities
    J. Ecol. 102 (2), 437 - 446
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  • Schuldt, A., Assmann, T., Bruelheide, B., Durka, W., Eichenberg, D., Härdtle, W., Kröber, W., Michalski, S.G., Purschke, O., (2014):
    Functional and phylogenetic diversity of woody plants drive herbivory in highly diverse forests
    New Phytol. 202 (3), 864 - 873
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  • Schuldt, A., Bruelheide, H., Durka, W., Michalski, S.G., Purschke, O., Assmann, T., (2014):
    Tree diversity promotes functional dissimilarity and maintains functional richness despite species loss in predator assemblages
    Oecologia 174 (2), 533 - 543
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  • Shi, M.-M., Michalski, S.G., Welk, E., Chen, W.-Y., Durka, W., (2014):
    Phylogeography of a widespread Asian subtropical tree: genetic east–west differentiation and climate envelope modelling suggest multiple glacial refugia
    J. Biogeogr. 41 (9), 1710 - 1720
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2013 (5)

  • Baruffol, M., Schmid, B., Bruelheide, H., Chi, X., Hector, A., Ma, K., Michalski, S., Tang, Z., Niklaus, P.A., (2013):
    Biodiversity promotes tree growth during succession in subtropical forest
    PLOS One 8 (11), e81246
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  • Durka, W., Michalski, S.G., (2013):
    Genetische Vielfalt und Klimawandel
    In: Essl, F., Rabitsch, W., (Hrsg.)
    Biodiversität und Klimawandel: Auswirkungen und Handlungsoptionen für den Naturschutz in Mitteleuropa
    Springer, Berlin, S. 132 - 136
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  • Hempel, S., Götzenberger, L., Kühn, I., Michalski, S., Rillig, M.C., Zobel, M., Moora, M., (2013):
    Mycorrhizas in the Central European flora - relationships with plant life history traits and ecology
    Ecology 94 (6), 1389 - 1399
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  • Purschke, O., Schmid, B.C., Sykes, M.T., Poschlod, P., Michalski, S.G., Durka, W., Kühn, I., Winter, M., Prentice, H.C., (2013):
    Contrasting changes in taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional diversity during a long-term succession: insights into assembly processes
    J. Ecol. 101 (4), 857 - 866
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  • Ritter, S., Michalski, S.G., Settele, J., Wiemers, M., Faltynek Fric, Z., Sielezniew, M., Šašić, M., Rozier, Y., Durka, W., (2013):
    Wolbachia infections mimic cryptic speciation in two parasitic butterfly species, Phengaris teleius and P. nausithous (Lepidoptera: Lycaenidae)
    PLOS One 8 (11), e78107
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2012 (6)

  • Durka, W., Michalski, S.G., (2012):
    Daphne: a dated phylogeny of a large European flora for phylogenetically informed ecological analyses
    Ecology 93 (10), 2297
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  • Hornemann, G., Michalski, S.G., Durka, W., (2012):
    Short-term fitness and long-term population trends in the orchid Anacamptis morio
    Plant Ecol. 213 (10), 1583 - 1595
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  • Michalski, S.G., Durka, W., (2012):
    Identification and characterization of microsatellite loci in the rush Juncus effusus (Juncaceae)
    Am. J. Bot. 99 (2), e53 - e55
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  • Michalski, S.G., Durka, W., (2012):
    Assessment of provenance delineation by genetic differentiation patterns and estimates of gene flow in the common grassland plant Geranium pratense
    Conserv. Genet. 13 (2), 581 - 592
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  • Schuldt, A., Bruelheide, H., Durka, W., Eichenberg, D., Fischer, M., Kröber, W., Härdtle, W., Ma, K., Michalski, S.G., Palm, W.-U., Schmid, B., Welk, E., Zhou, H., Assmann, T., (2012):
    Plant traits affecting herbivory on tree recruits in highly diverse subtropical forests
    Ecol. Lett. 15 (7), 732 - 739
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  • Zeng, X., Michalski, S.G., Fischer, M., Durka, W., (2012):
    Species diversity and population density affect genetic structure and gene dispersal in a subtropical understory shrub
    J. Plant Ecol. 5 (3), 270 - 278
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2011 (2)

  • Shi, M.-M., Michalski, S.G., Chen, X.-Y., Durka, W., (2011):
    Isolation by elevation: genetic structure at neutral and putatively non-neutral loci in a dominant tree of subtropical forests, Castanopsis eyrei
    PLoS One 6 (6), e21302
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  • Stark, C., Michalski, S.G., Babik, W., Winterfeld, G., Durka, W., (2011):
    Strong genetic differentiation between Gymnadenia conopsea and G. densiflora despite morphological similarity
    Plant Syst. Evol. 293 (1-4), 213 - 226
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2010 (2)

  • Michalski, S.G., Durka, W., (2010):
    Pollen and ovule production in wind-pollinated species with special reference to Juncus
    Plant Syst. Evol. 286 (3-4), 191 - 197
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  • Michalski, S.G., Durka, W., Jentsch, A., Kreyling, J., Pompe, S., Schweiger, O., Willner, E., Beierkuhnlein, C., (2010):
    Evidence for genetic differentiation and divergent selection in an autotetraploid forage grass (Arrhenatherum elatius)
    Theor. Appl. Genet. 120 (6), 1151 - 1162
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2009 (1)

  • Michalski, S.G., Durka, W., (2009):
    Pollination mode and life form strongly affect the relation between mating system and pollen to ovule ratios
    New Phytol. 183 (2), 470 - 479
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2008 (1)

  • Michalski, S.G., (2008):
    Reproduktionsbiologie und Populationsgenetik der Schwarzen Binse (Juncus atratus KROCK.)
    Dissertation, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
    42 S.
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2007 (2)

  • Michalski, S.G., Durka, W., (2007):
    Synchronous pulsed flowering: analysis of the flowering phenology in Juncus (Juncaceae)
    Ann. Bot. 100 (6), 1271 - 1285
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  • Michalski, S.G., Durka, W., (2007):
    High selfing and high inbreeding depression in peripheral populations of Juncus atratus
    Mol. Ecol. 16 (22), 4715 - 4727
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2006 (1)

  • Michalski, S.G., Gautschi, B., Burkart, M., Durka, W., (2006):
    Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the rush Juncus atratus (Juncaceae)
    Conserv. Genet. 7 (1), 149 - 151
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2004 (1)

  • Hendrichs, M., Michalski, S., Begerow, D., Oberwinkler, F., Hellwig, F.H., (2004):
    Phylogenetic relationships in Carex, subgenus Vignea (Cyperaceae), based on ITS sequences
    Plant Syst. Evol. 246 (1-2), 109 - 125
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