Dr. Marina Golivets

Contact info

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 traits-environment relationships.

Current Projects 

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


  • 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., . . . & Leung, B. (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.