PD Dr. Christiane Roscher Dr. Christiane Roscher     Dr. Christiane Roscher


Department for Physiological Diversity
German Center of Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv)
Deutscher Platz 5a
04105 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 9733212
e-mail: christiane.roscher@ufz.de

  • Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning
  • Plant functional traits, trait variation and functional diversity
  • Plant-plant-interactions and community assembly mechanisms
  • Plant ecophysiology


2018 (3)
2017 (11)
2016 (13)
2015 (10)
2014 (7)
2013 (10)
2012 (5)
2011 (16)
2010 (3)

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2018 (3)

  • Bannar-Martin, K.H., Kremer, C.T., Ernest, S.K.M., Leibold, M.A., Auge, H., Chase, J., Declerck, S.A.J., Eisenhauer, N., Harpole, S., Hillebrand, H., Isbell, F., Koffel, T., Larsen, S., Narwani, A., Petermann, J.S., Roscher, C., Cabral, J.S., Supp, S.R., (2018):
    Integrating community assembly and biodiversity to better understand ecosystem function: the Community Assembly and the Functioning of Ecosystems (CAFE) approach
    Ecol. Lett. 21 (2), 167 - 180
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  • Guderle, M., Bachmann, D., Milcu, A., Gockele, A., Bechmann, M., Fischer, C., Roscher, C., Landais, D., Ravel, O., Devidal, S., Roy, J., Gessler, A., Buchmann, N., Weigelt, A., Hildebrandt, A., (2018):
    Dynamic niche partitioning in root water uptake facilitates efficient water use in more diverse grassland plant communities
    Funct. Ecol. 32 (2), 214 - 227
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  • Schulze, E.D., Bouriaud, O., Weber, U., Roscher, C., Hessenmoeller, D., Kroiher, F., Schall, P., (2018):
    Management breaks the natural productivity-biodiversity relationship in forests and grassland: an opinion
    For. Ecosyst. 5 , art. 3
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2017 (11)

  • Dietrich, P., Buchmann, T., Cesarz, S., Eisenhauer, N., Roscher, C., (2017):
    Fertilization, soil and plant community characteristics determine soil microbial activity in managed temperate grasslands
    Plant Soil 419 (1–2), 189 - 199
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  • Fergus, A.J.F., Gerighausen, U., Roscher, C., (2017):
    Vascular plant diversity structures bryophyte colonization in experimental grassland
    J. Veg. Sci. 28 (5), 903 - 914
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  • Guerrero-Ramírez, N.R., Craven, D., Reich, P.B., Ewel, J.J., Isbell, F., Koricheva, J., Parrotta, J.A., Auge, H., Erickson, H.E., Forrester, D.I., Hector, A., Joshi, J., Montagnini, F., Palmborg, C., Piotto, D., Potvin, C., Roscher, C., van Ruijven, J., Tilman, D., Wilsey, B., Eisenhauer, N., (2017):
    Diversity-dependent temporal divergence of ecosystem functioning in experimental ecosystems
    Nat. Ecol. Evol. 1 (11), 1639 - 1642
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  • Meyer, S.T., Scheithe, L., Hertzog, , Ebeling, A., Wagg, C., Roscher, C., Weisser, W.W., (2017):
    Consistent increase in herbivory along two experimental plant diversity gradients over multiple years
    Ecosphere 8 (7), e01876
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  • Milcu, A., Gessler, A., Roscher, C., Rose, L., Kayler, Z., Bachmann, D., Pirhofer-Walzl, K., Zavadlav, S., Galiano, L., Buchmann, T., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Roy, J., (2017):
    Top canopy nitrogen allocation linked to increased grassland carbon uptake in stands of varying species richness
    Sci. Rep. 7 , art. 8392
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  • Roeder, A., Schweingruber, F.H., Fischer, M., Roscher, C., (2017):
    Growth ring analysis of multiple dicotyledonous herb species—A novel community-wide approach
    Basic Appl. Ecol. 21 , 23 - 33
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  • Siebenkäs, A., Schumacher, J., Roscher, C., (2017):
    Trait variation in response to resource availability and plant diversity modulates functional dissimilarity among species in experimental grasslands
    J. Plant Ecol. 10 (6), 981 - 993
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  • Steinauer, K., Fischer, F.M., Roscher, C., Scheu, S., Eisenhauer, N., (2017):
    Spatial plant resource acquisition traits explain plant community effects on soil microbial properties
    Pedobiologia 65 , 50 - 57
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  • Wagg, C., Ebeling, E., Roscher, C., Ravenek, J., Bachmann, D., Eisenhauer, N., Mommer, L., Buchmann, N., Hillebrand, H., Schmid, B., Weisser, W.W., (2017):
    Functional trait dissimilarity drives both species complementarity and competitive disparity
    Funct. Ecol. 31 (12), 2320 - 2329
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  • Weisser, W.W., Roscher, C., Meyer, S., Ebeling, A., Luo, G., Allan, E., Beßler, H., Barnard, R., Buchmann, N., Buscot, F., Engels, C., Fischer, C., Fischer, M., Gessler, A., Gleixner, G., Halle, S., Hildebrandt, A., Hillebrand, H., de Kroon, H., Lange, M., Leimer, S., Le Roux, X., Milcu, A., Mommer, L., Niklaus, P.A., Oelmann, Y., Proulx, R., Roy, J., Scherber, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scheu, S., Tscharntke, T., Wachendorf, M., Wagg, C., Weigelt, A., Wilcke, W., Wirth, C., Schulze, E.-D., Schmid, B., Eisenhauer, N., (2017):
    Biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning in a 15-year grassland experiment: Patterns, mechanisms, and open questions
    Basic Appl. Ecol. 23 , 1 - 73
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  • Wright, A.J., de Kroon, H., Visser, E.J.W., Buchmann, T., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Fischer, C., Hildebrandt, A., Ravenek, J., Roscher, C., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W., Voesenek, L.A.C.J., Mommer, L., (2017):
    Plants are less negatively affected by flooding when growing in species-rich plant communities
    New Phytol. 213 (2), 645 - 656
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2016 (13)

  • Craven, D., Isbell, F., Manning, P., Connolly, J., Bruelheide, H., Ebeling, A., Roscher, C., van Ruijven, J., Weigelt, A., Wilsey, B., Beierkuhnlein, C., De Luca, E., Griffin, J.N., Hautier, Y., Hector, A., Jentsch, A., Kreyling, J., Lanta, V., Loreau, M., Meyer, S.T., Mori, A.S., Naeem, S., Palmborg, C., Wayne Polley, H., Reich, P.B., Schmid, B., Siebenkäs, A., Seabloom, E., Thakur, M.P., Tilman, D., Vogel, A., Eisenhauer, N., (2016):
    Plant diversity effects on grassland productivity are robust to both nutrient enrichment and drought
    Philos. Trans. R. Soc. B-Biol. Sci. 371 (1694), art. 20150277
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  • Dudenhöffer, J.-H., Pufal, G., Roscher, C., Klein, A.-M., (2016):
    Plant density can increase invertebrate postdispersal seed predation in an experimental grassland community
    Ecol. Evol. 6 (11), 3796 - 3807
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  • Fischer, F.M., Wright, A.J., Eisenhauer, N., Ebeling, A., Roscher, C., Wagg, C., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W.W., Pillar, V.D., (2016):
    Plant species richness and functional traits affect community stability after a flood event
    Philos. Trans. R. Soc. B-Biol. Sci. 371 (1694), art. 20150276
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  • Leimer, S., Oelmann, Y., Eisenhauer, N., Milcu, A., Roscher, C., Scheu, S., Weigelt, A., Wirth, C., Wilcke, W., (2016):
    Mechanisms behind plant diversity effects on inorganic and organic N leaching from temperate grassland
    Biogeochemistry 131 (3), 339 - 353
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  • Mellado-Vázquez, P.G., Lange, M., Bachmann, D., Gockele, A., Karlowsky, S., Milcu, A., Piel, C., Roscher, C., Roy, J., Gleixner, G., (2016):
    Plant diversity generates enhanced soil microbial access to recently photosynthesized carbon in the rhizosphere
    Soil Biol. Biochem. 94 , 122 - 132
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  • Meyer, S.T., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Hertzog, L., Hillebrand, H., Milcu, A., Pompe, S., Abbas, M., Bessler, H., Buchmann, N., De Luca, E., Engels, C., Fischer, M., Gleixner, G., Hudewenz, A., Klein, A.-M., de Kroon, H., Leimer, S., Loranger, H., Mommer, L., Oelmann, Y., Ravenek, J.M., Roscher, C., Rottstock, T., Scherber, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scheu, S., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.-D., Staudler, A., Strecker, T., Temperton, V., Tscharntke, T., Vogel, A., Voigt, W., Weigelt, A., Wilcke, W., Weisser, W.W., (2016):
    Effects of biodiversity strengthen over time as ecosystem functioning declines at low and increases at high biodiversity
    Ecosphere 7 (12), e01619
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  • Milcu, A., Eugster, W., Bachmann, D., Guderle, M., Roscher, C., Gockele, A., Landais, D., Ravel, O., Gessler, A., Lange, M., Ebeling, A., Weisser, W.W., Roy, J., Hildebrandt, A., Buchmann, N., (2016):
    Plant functional diversity increases grassland productivity-related water vapor fluxes: an Ecotron and modeling approach
    Ecology 97 (8), 2044 - 2054
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  • Roscher, C., Schmid, B., Kolle, O., Schulze, E.-D., (2016):
    Complementarity among four highly productive grassland species depends on resource availability
    Oecologia 181 (2), 571 - 582
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  • Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., (2016):
    Positive diversity effects on productivity in mixtures of arable weed species as related to density–size relationships
    J. Plant Ecol. 9 (6), 792 - 804
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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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  • Schaller, J., Roscher, C., Hillebrand, H., Weigelt, A., Oelmann, Y., Wilcke, W., Ebeling, A., Weisser, W.W., (2016):
    Plant diversity and functional groups affect Si and Ca pools in aboveground biomass of grassland systems
    Oecologia 182 (1), 277 - 286
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  • Siebenkäs, A., Roscher, C., (2016):
    Functional composition rather than species richness determines root characteristics of experimental grasslands grown at different light and nutrient availability
    Plant Soil 404 (1), 399 - 412
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  • Siebenkäs, A., Schumacher, J., Roscher, C., (2016):
    Resource availability alters biodiversity effects in experimental grass-forb mixtures
    PLOS One 11 (6), e0158110
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2015 (10)

  • Bachmann, D., Gockele, A., Ravenek, J.M., Roscher, C., Strecker, T., Weigelt, A., Buchmann, N., (2015):
    No evidence of complementary water use along a plant species richness gradient in temperate experimental grasslands
    PLOS One 10 (1), e0116367
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  • Fischer, C., Tischer, J., Roscher, C., Eisenhauer, N., Ravenek, J., Gleixner, G., Attinger, S., Jensen, B., de Kroon, H., Mommer, L., Scheu, S., Hildebrandt, A., (2015):
    Plant species diversity affects infiltration capacity in an experimental grassland through changes in soil properties
    Plant Soil 397 (1), 1 - 16
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  • Isbell, F., Craven, D., Connolly, J., Loreau, M., Schmid, B., Beierkuhnlein, C., Bezemer, T.M., Bonin, C., Bruelheide, H., De Luca, E., Ebeling, A., Griffin, J.N., Guo, Q., Hautier, Y., Hector, A., Jentsch, A., Kreyling, J., Lanta, V., Manning, P., Meyer, S.T., Mori, A.S., Naeem, S., Niklaus, P.A., Wayne Polley, H., Reich, P.B., Roscher, C., Seabloom, E.W., Smith, M.D., Thakur, M.P., Tilman, D., Tracy, B.F., van der Putten, W.H., van Ruijven, J., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W.W., Wilsey, B., Eisenhauer, N., (2015):
    Biodiversity increases the resistance of ecosystem productivity to climate extremes
    Nature 526 (7574), 574 - 577
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  • 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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  • Miehe-Steier, A., Roscher, C., Reichelt, M., Gershenzon, J., Unsicker, S.B., (2015):
    Light and nutrient dependent responses in secondary metabolites of Plantago lanceolata offspring are due to phenotypic plasticity in experimental grasslands
    PLOS One 10 (9), e0136073
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  • Roscher, C., Gerighausen, U., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.-D., (2015):
    Plant diversity and community history shift colonization success from early- to mid-successional species
    J. Plant Ecol. 8 (3), 231 - 241
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  • Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.-D., (2015):
    Contrasting effects of intraspecific trait variation on trait-based niches and performance of legumes in plant mixtures
    PLOS One 10 (3), e0119786
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  • Siebenkäs, A., Schumacher, J., Roscher, C., (2015):
    Phenotypic plasticity to light and nutrient availability alters functional trait ranking across eight perennial grassland species
    AoB Plants 7 , plv029
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  • Thakur, M.P., Milcu, A., Manning, P., Niklaus, P.A., Roscher, C., Power, S., Reich, P.B., Scheu, S., Tilman, D., Ai, F., Guo, H., Ji, R., Pierce, S., Guerrero Ramirez, N., Richter, A.N., Steinauer, K., Strecker, T., Vogel, A., Eisenhauer, N., (2015):
    Plant diversity drives soil microbial biomass carbon in grasslands irrespective of global environmental change factors
    Glob. Change Biol. 21 (11), 4076 - 4085
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  • Wright, A.J., Ebeling, A., de Kroon, H., Roscher, C., Weigelt, A., Buchmann, N., Buchmann, T., Fischer, C., Hacker, N., Hildebrandt, A., Leimer, S., Mommer, L., Oelmann, Y., Scheu, S., Steinauer, K., Strecker, T., Weisser, W., Wilcke, W., Eisenhauer, N., (2015):
    Flooding disturbances increase resource availability and productivity but reduce stability in diverse plant communities
    Nat. Commun. 6 , art. 6092
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2014 (7)

  • Ebeling, A., Pompe, S., Baade, J., Eisenhauer, N., Hillebrand, H., Proulx, R., Roscher, C., Schmid, B., Wirth, C., Weisser, W.W., (2014):
    A trait-based experimental approach to understand the mechanisms underlying biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships
    Basic Appl. Ecol. 15 (3), 229 - 240
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  • Fischer, C., Roscher, C., Jensen, B., Eisenhauer, N., Baade, J., Attinger, S., Scheu, S., Weisser, W.W., Schumacher, J., Hildebrandt, A., (2014):
    How do earthworms, soil texture and plant composition affect infiltration along an experimental plant diversity gradient in grassland?
    PLOS One 9 (6), e98987
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  • Lange, M., Habekost, M., Roscher, C., Bessler, H., Engels, C., Oelmann, Y., Scheu, S., Wilcke, W., Schulze, E.-D., Gleixner, G., (2014):
    Biotic and abiotic properties mediating plant diversity effects on soil microbial communities in an experimental grassland
    PLOS One 9 (5), e96182
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  • Loranger, H., Weisser, W.W., Ebeling, A., Eggers, T., De Luca, E., Loranger, J., Roscher, C., Meyer, S.T., (2014):
    Invertebrate herbivory increases along an experimental gradient of grassland plant diversity
    Oecologia 174 (1), 183 - 193
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  • Milcu, A., Roscher, C., Gessler, A., Bachmann, D., Gockele, M., Guderle, M., Landais, D., Piel, C., Escape, C., Devidal, S., Ravel, O., Buchmann, N., Gleixner, G., Hildebrandt, A., Roy, J., (2014):
    Functional diversity of leaf nitrogen concentrations drives grassland carbon fluxes
    Ecol. Lett. 17 (4), 435 - 444
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  • Ravenek, J.M., Bessler, H., Engels, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Gessler, A., Gockele, A., De Luca, E., Temperton, V.M., Ebeling, A., Roscher, C., Schmid, B., Weisser, W.W., Wirth, C., de Kroon, H., Weigelt, A., Mommer, L., (2014):
    Long-term study of root biomass in a biodiversity experiment reveals shifts in diversity effects over time
    Oikos 123 (12), 1528 - 1536
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  • Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Gerighausen, U., Schmid, B., (2014):
    Different assembly processes drive shifts in species and functional composition in experimental grasslands varying in sown diversity and community history
    PLOS One 9 (7), e101928
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2013 (10)

  • Abbas, M., Ebeling, A., Oelmann, Y., Ptacnik, R., Roscher, C., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W.W., Wilcke, W., Hillebrand, H., (2013):
    Biodiversity effects on plant stoichiometry
    PLOS One 8 (3), e58179
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  • Allan, E., Jenkins, T., Fergus, A.J.F., Roscher, C., Fischer, M., Petermann, J., Weisser, W.W., Schmid, B., (2013):
    Experimental plant communities develop phylogenetically overdispersed abundance distributions during assembly
    Ecology 94 (2), 465 - 477
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  • Allan, E., Weisser, W.W., Fischer, M., Schulze, E.-D., Weigelt, A., Roscher, C., Baade, J., Barnard, R.L., Beßler, H., Buchmann, N., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Engels, C., Fergus, A.J.F., Gleixner, G., Gubsch, M., Halle, S., Klein, A.M., Kertscher, I., Kuu, A., Lange, M., Le Roux, X., Meyer, S.T., Migunova, V.D., Milcu, A., Niklaus, P.A., Oelmann, Y., Pašalić, E., Petermann, J.S., Poly, F., Rottstock, T., Sabais, A.C.W., Scherber, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scheu, S., Steinbeiss, S., Schwichtenberg, G., Temperton, V., Tscharntke, T., Voigt, W., Wilcke, W., Wirth, C., Schmid, B., (2013):
    A comparison of the strength of biodiversity effects across multiple functions
    Oecologia 173 (1), 223 - 237
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  • Connolly, J., Bell, T., Bolger, T., Brophy, C., Carnus, T., Finn, J.A., Kirwan, L., Isbell, F., Levine, J., Lüscher, A., Picasso, V., Roscher, C., Sebastia, M.T., Suter, M., Weigelt, A., (2013):
    An improved model to predict the effects of changing biodiversity levels on ecosystem function
    J. Ecol. 101 (2), 344 - 355
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  • de Mazancourt, C., Isbell, F., Larocque, A., Berendse, F., De Luca, E., Grace, J.B., Haegeman, B., Wayne Polley, H., Roscher, C., Schmid, B., Tilman, D., van Ruijven, J., Weigelt, A., Wilsey, B.J., Loreau, M., (2013):
    Predicting ecosystem stability from community composition and biodiversity
    Ecol. Lett. 16 (5), 617 - 625
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  • Loranger, J., Meyer, S.T., Shipley, B., Kattge, J., Loranger, H., Roscher, C., Wirth, C., Weisser, W.W., (2013):
    Predicting invertebrate herbivory from plant traits: polycultures show strong nonadditive effects
    Ecology 94 (7), 1499 - 1509
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  • Marquard, E., Schmid, B., Roscher, C., De Luca, E., Nadrowski, K., Weisser, W.W., Weigelt, A., (2013):
    Changes in the abundance of grassland species in monocultures versus mixtures and their relation to biodiversity effects
    PLOS One 8 (9), e75599
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  • Milcu, A., Allan, E., Roscher, C., Jenkin, T., Meyer, S.T., Flynn, D.F.B., Bessler, H., Buscot, F., Engels, C., Gubsch, M., König, S., Lipowsky, A., Loranger, J., Renker, C., Scherber, C., Schmid, B., Thébault, E., Wubet, T., Weisser, W.W., Scheu, S., Eisenhauer, N., (2013):
    Functionally and phylogenetically diverse plant communities key to soil biota
    Ecology 94 (8), 1878 - 1885
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  • Roscher, C., Fergus, A.J.F., Petermann, J.S., Buchmann, N., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.-D., (2013):
    What happens to the sown species if a biodiversity experiment is not weeded?
    Basic Appl. Ecol. 14 (3), 187 - 198
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  • Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Lipowsky, A., Gubsch, M., Weigelt, A., Pompe, S., Kolle, O., Buchmann, N., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.-D., (2013):
    A functional trait-based approach to understand community assembly and diversity–productivity relationships over 7 years in experimental grasslands
    Perspect. Plant Ecol. Evol. Syst. 15 (3), 139 - 149
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2012 (5)

  • Bessler, H., Oelmann, Y., Roscher, C., Buchmann, N., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schulze, E.-D., Temperton, V.M., Wilcke, W., Engels, C., (2012):
    Nitrogen uptake by grassland communities: contribution of N2 fixation, facilitation, complementarity, and species dominance
    Plant Soil 358 (1-2), 301 - 322
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  • Latz, E., Eisenhauer, N., Rall, B.C., Allan, E., Roscher, C., Scheu, S., Jousset, A., (2012):
    Plant diversity improves protection against soil-borne pathogens by fostering antagonistic bacterial communities
    J. Ecol. 100 (3), 597 - 604
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  • Lipowsky, A., Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Schmid, B., (2012):
    Density-independent mortality and increasing plant diversity are associated with differentiation of Taraxacum officinale into r- and K-Strategists
    PLoS One 7 (1), e28121
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  • Loranger, J., Meyer, S.T., Shipley, B., Kattge, J., Loranger, H., Roscher, C., Weisser, W.W., (2012):
    Predicting invertebrate herbivory from plant traits: evidence from 51 grassland species in experimental monocultures
    Ecology 93 (12), 2674 - 2682
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  • Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Gubsch, M., Lipowsky, A., Weigelt, A., Buchmann, N., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.-D., (2012):
    Using plant functional traits to explain diversity–productivity relationships
    PLoS One 7 (5), e36760
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2011 (16)

  • Allan, E., Weisser, W., Weigelt, A., Roscher, C., Fischer, M., Hillebrand, H., (2011):
    More diverse plant communities have higher functioning over time due to turnover in complementary dominant species
    Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 108 (41), 17034 - 17039
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  • Connolly, J., Cadotte, M.W., Brophy, C., Dooley, A., Finn, J., Kirwan, L., Roscher, C., Weigelt, A., (2011):
    Phylogenetically diverse grasslands are associated with pairwise interspecific processes that increase biomass
    Ecology 92 (7), 1385 - 1392
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  • Eisenhauer, N., Milcu, A., Sabias, A.C.W., Bessler, H., Brenner, J., Engels, C., Klarner, B., Maraun, M., Partsch, S., Roscher, C., Schonert, F., Temperton, V.M., Thomisch, K., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W.W., Scheu, S., (2011):
    Plant diversity surpasses plant functional groups and plant productivity as driver of soil biota in the long term
    PLoS One 6 (1), e16055
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  • Gubsch, M., Buchmann, N., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.-D., Lipowsky, A., Roscher, C., (2011):
    Differential effects of plant diversity on functional trait variation of grass species
    Ann. Bot. 107 (1), 157 - 169
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  • Gubsch, M., Roscher, C., Gleixner, G., Habekost, M., Lipowsky, A., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.-D., Steinbeiss, S., Buchmann, N., (2011):
    Foliar and soil δ15N values reveal increased nitrogen partitioning among species in diverse grassland communities
    Plant Cell Environ. 34 (6), 895 - 908
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  • Lipowsky, A., Schmid, B., Roscher, C., (2011):
    Selection for monoculture and mixture genotypes in a biodiversity experiment
    Basic Appl. Ecol. 12 (4), 360 - 371
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  • Mraja, A., Unsicker, S.B., Reichelt, M., Gershenzon, J., Roscher, C., (2011):
    Plant community diversity influences allocation to direct chemical defence in Plantago lanceolata
    PLoS One 6 (12), e28055
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  • Nestmann, S., Rajicic, T.S., Dehmer, K.J., Fischer, M., Schumacher, J., Roscher, C., (2011):
    Plant species diversity and composition of experimental grasslands affect genetic differentiation of Lolium perenne populations
    Mol. Ecol. 20 (10), 2188 - 2203
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  • Oelmann, Y., Buchmann, N., Gleixner, G., Habekost, M., Roscher, C., Rosenkranz, S., Schulze, E.-D., Steinbeiss, S., Temperton, V.M., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W.W., Wilcke, W., (2011):
    Plant diversity effects on aboveground and belowground N pools in temperate grassland ecosystems: development in the first 5 years after establishment
    Glob. Biogeochem. Cycle 25 , GB2014
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  • Oelmann, Y., Richter, A.K., Roscher, C., Rosenkranz, S., Temperton, V.M., Weisser, W.W., Wilcke, W., (2011):
    Does plant diversity influence phosphorus cycling in experimental grasslands?
    Geoderma 167-168 , 178 - 187
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  • Roscher, C., Kutsch, W.L., Kolle, O., Ziegler, W., Schulze, E.-D., (2011):
    Adjustment to the light environment in small-statured forbs as a strategy for complementary resource use in mixtures of grassland species
    Ann. Bot. 107 (6), 965 - 979
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  • Roscher, C., Kutsch, W.L., Schulze, E.-D., (2011):
    Light and nitrogen competition limit Lolium perenne in experimental grasslands of increasing plant diversity
    Plant Biol. 13 (1), 134 - 144
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  • Roscher, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schumacher, J., Temperton, V.M., Buchmann, N., Schulze, E.-D., (2011):
    Plant resource-use characteristics as predictors for species contribution to community biomass in experimental grasslands
    Perspect. Plant Ecol. Evol. Syst. 13 (1), 1 - 13
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  • Roscher, C., Schmid, B., Buchmann, N., Weigelt, A., Schulze, E.-D., (2011):
    Legume species differ in the responses of their functional traits to plant diversity
    Oecologia 165 (2), 437 - 452
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  • Roscher, C., Thein, S., Weigelt, A., Temperton, V.M., Buchmann, N., Schulze, E.-D., (2011):
    N2 fixation and performance of 12 legume species in a 6-year grassland biodiversity experiment
    Plant Soil 341 (1-2), 333 - 348
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  • Roscher, C., Weigelt, A., Proulx, R., Marquard, E., Schumacher, J., Weisser, W.W., Schmid, B., (2011):
    Identifying population- and community-level mechanisms of diversity–stability relationships in experimental grasslands
    J. Ecol. 99 (6), 1460 - 1469
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2010 (3)

  • Proulx, R., Wirth, C., Voigt, W., Weigelt, A., Roscher, C., Attinger, S., Baade, J., Barnard, R.L., Buchmann, N., Buscot, F., Eisenhauer, N., Fischer, M., Gleixner, G., Halle, S., Hildebrandt, A., Kowalski, E., Kuu, A., Lange, M., Milcu, A., Niklaus, P.A., Oelmann, Y., Rosenkranz, S., Sabais, A., Scherber, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scheu, S., Schulze, E.-D., Schumacher, J., Schwichtenberg, G., Soussana, J.-F., Temperton, V.M., Weisser, W.W., Wilcke, W., Schmid, B., (2010):
    Diversity promotes temporal stability across levels of ecosystem organization in experimental grasslands
    PLoS One 5 (10), e13382
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  • Scherber, C., Eisenhauer, N., Weisser, W.W., Schmid, B., Voigt, W., Fischer, M., Schulze, E.-D., Roscher, C., Weigelt, A., Allan, E., Beßler, H., Bonkowski, M., Buchmann, N., Buscot, F., Clement, L.W., Ebeling, A., Engels, C., Halle, S., Kertscher, I., Klein, A.-M., Koller, R., König, S., Kowalski, E., Kummer, V., Kuu, A., (2010):
    Bottom-up effects of plant diversity on biotic interactions in a biodiversity experiment
    Nature 468 (7323), 553 - 556
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  • Scherling, C., Roscher, C., Giavalisco, P., Schulze, E.-D., Weckwerth, W., (2010):
    Metabolomics unravel contrasting effects of biodiversity on the performance of individual plant species
    PLoS One 5 (9), e12569
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in peer-reviewed journals

Petermann, J.S., Müller, C.B., Roscher, C., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W.W., Schmid, B., (2010) Plant species loss affects life-history traits of aphids and their parasitoids. PlosOne 5, e12053.

Weigelt, A., Marquard, E., Temperton, V.M., Roscher, C., Scherber, C., Mwangi, P.N., von Felten, S., Buchmann, N., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.-D., Weisser, W.W., (2010) The Jena-Experiment: 6-years of data from a grassland biodiversity experiment. Ecology 91, 930.

Petermann, J.S., Fergus, A.J.F., Roscher, C., Turnbull, L.A., Weigelt, A., Schmid, B., (2010) Biology, chance or history? The predictable re-assembly of temperate grassland communities. Ecology 91, 408-421.

Marquard, E., Weigelt, A., Temperton, V.M., Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Buchmann, N., Fischer, M., Weisser, W.W., Schmid, B., (2009) Plant species richness and functional composition drive overyielding in a 6-year grassland experiment. Ecology 90, 3290-3302.

Schumacher, J., Roscher, C., (2009) Differential effects of functional traits on aboveground biomass in semi-natural grasslands. Oikos 118, 1659-1668.

Roscher, C., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.-D., (2009) Non-random recruitment of invader species in experimental grasslands. Oikos 118, 1425-1440.

Vaganov, E.A., Schulze, E.-D., Skomarkova, M.V., Knohl, A., Brand, W.A., Roscher, C., (2009) Intra-annual variability of anatomical structure and δ13С values within tree rings of spruce and pine in alpine, temperate and boreal Europe. Oecologia 161, 729-745.

Marquard, E., Weigelt, A., Roscher, C., Gubsch, M., Lipowsky, A., Schmid, B., (2009) Positive biodiversity-productivity relationship due to increased plant density. J. Ecol. 97, 696-704.

Bessler, H., Temperton, V.M., Roscher, C., Buchmann, N., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.-D., Weisser, W.W., Engels, C., (2009) Aboveground overyielding in grassland mixtures is associated with reduced biomass partitioning to belowground organs. Ecology 90, 1520-1530.

Roscher, C., Temperton, V.M., Buchmann, N., Schulze, E.-D., (2009) Community assembly and biomass production in regularly and never weeded experimental grasslands. Acta Oecol. 35, 206-217.

Roscher, C., Bessler, H., Oelmann, Y., Engels, C., Wilcke, W., Schulze, E.-D., (2009) Resources, recruitment limitation and invader species identity determine pattern of spontaneous invasion in experimental grasslands. J. Ecol. 97, 32-47.

Steinbeiß, S., Bessler, H., Engels, C., Temperton, V.M., Buchmann, N., Roscher, C., Kreutziger, Y., Baade, J., Habekost, M., Gleixner, G., (2008) Plant biodiversity positively affects short-term soil carbon storage in experimental grasslands. Glob. Change Biol. 14, 2937-2949.

Fischer, M., Rottstock, T., Marquard, M., Middelhoff, C., Roscher, C., Temperton, V.M., Oelmann, Y., Weigelt, A., (2008) L’expérience de léna démontre les avantages de la diversité végétale pour les prairies. Fourrages 195, 275-286.

Dassler, A., Roscher, C., Temperton, V.M., Schumacher, J., Schulze, E.-D., (2008) Adaptive survival mechanisms and growth limitations of small-stature herb species across a plant diversity gradient. Plant Biol. 10, 573-587.

Thein, S., Roscher, C., Schulze, E.-D., (2008) Effects of trait plasticity on aboveground biomass production depend on species identity in experimental grasslands. Basic Appl. Ecol. 9, 475-484.

Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Weisser, W.W., Schulze, E.-D., (2008) Genetic identity affects performance of species in grasslands of different plant diversity: an experiment with Lolium perenne cultivars. Ann. Bot. 102, 113-125.

Lorentzen, S., Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Schulze, E.-D., Schmid, B., (2008) Species richness and identity affect the use of aboveground space in experimental grasslands. Persp. Plant Ecol., Evol. Syst. 10, 73-87.

Roscher, C., Thein, S., Schmid, B., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., (2008) Complementary nitrogen use among potentially dominant species in a biodiversity experiment varies between two years. J. Ecol. 96, 477-488.

Weigelt, A., Schumacher, J., Roscher, C., Schmid, B., (2008) Does biodiversity increase spatial stability in plant community biomass? Ecol. Lett. 11, 338-347.

Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Weisser, W.W., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.-D., (2007) Detecting the role of individual species for overyielding in experimental grassland communities composed of potentially dominant species. Oecologia 154, 535-549.

Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Foitzik, O., Schulze, E.-D., (2007) Resistance to rust fungi in Lolium perenne depends on within-species variation and performance of the host species in grasslands of different plant diversity. Oecologia 153, 173-183.

Oelmann, Y., Wilcke, W., Temperton, V.M., Buchmann, N., Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Schulze, E.-D., Weisser, W.W., (2007) Soil and plant nitrogen pools as related to plant diversity in an experimental grassland. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 71, 720-729.

Heisse, K., Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Schulze, E.-D., (2007) Establishment of grassland species in monocultures: different strategies lead to success. Oecologia 152, 435-447.

Oelmann, Y., Kreutziger, Y., Temperton, V.M., Buchmann, N., Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Schulze, E.-D., Weisser, W.W., Wilcke, W., (2007) Nitrogen and phosphorus budgets in experimental grasslands of variable diversity. J. Environ. Qual. 36, 396-407.

Mwangi, P.N., Schmitz, M., Scherber, C., Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Weisser, W.W., Schmid, B., (2007) Niche pre-emption increases with species richness in experimental plant communities. J. Ecol. 95, 65-78.

Scherber, C., Mwangi, P., Temperton, V.M., Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Schmid, B., Weisser, W.W., (2006) Effects of plant diversity on invertebrate herbivory in experimental grassland. Oecologia 147, 489-500.

Roscher, C., Temperton, V.M., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmitz, M., Schumacher, J., Schmid, B., Buchmann, N., Weisser, W.W., Schulze, E.-D., (2005) Overyielding in experimental grassland communities – irrespective of species pool or spatial scale. Ecol. Lett. 8, 419-429.

Roscher, C., Schumacher, J., Baade, J., Wilcke, W., Gleixner, G., Weisser, W.W., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.-D., (2004) The role of biodiversity for element cycling and trophic interactions: an experimental approach in a grassland community. Basic Appl. Ecol. 5, 107-121.

in other journals

Roscher, C., Gleixner, G., Schulze, E.-D., (2010) Experimentelle Biodiversitätsforschung - das "Jena Experiment". Jahrbuch der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft.

Schulze, E.-D., Klaus, S., Wiesner, J., Westhus, W., Fritzlar, F., Profft, I., Roscher, C., Wäldchen, J., Weisser, W.W., (2009) Artenvielfalt in Thüringen: Zustand, Ursachen, Funktion, Zukunft. Naturschutz und Landschaftspflege 41, 365-374.

Roscher, C., Heinrich, W., (2001) Die Halbtrockenrasen der Orlasenke (Thüringen) unter be-sonderer Berücksichtigung der Sesleria albicans-reichen Ausbildungen. Tuexenia 21, 113-131.

Roscher, C., (1999) Die Graslandvegetation des Landschaftsschutzgebietes „Mittleres Ilmtal“ bei Weimar (Thüringen). Gleditschia 27, 57-77.

Roscher, C., (1997) Zur Erfassung der Vegetationsstruktur nach der Barkman-Methode. Beiträge zur Ökologie 3, 41-50.

Huber, D., Voigt, W., Roscher, C., (1997) Artenkomposition und Populationsdichten der Gastro-podenfauna als Indikator für die Umweltbedingungen in Trespen-Halbtrockenrasen - ein Ansatz. Beiträge zur Ökologie 3, 29-40.