Prof. Dr. Yvonne Oelmann


Universität Tübingen
Forschungsbereich Geographie
Rümelinstrasse 19-23
72070 Tübingen

Büro: Raum W506, Westbau
Tel.: +49-(0)7071-29-72398
Fax: +49-(0)7071-29-5378
E-Mail: yvonne.oelmann(at)

Sprechzeiten: nach Vereinbarung

Education and professional background

Visiting research

Faculty of Forest Sciences, University of Concepcion, Chile

since 10/2011
Professorship of Geoecology

Geography, University of Tübingen, Germany

"Junior Professorin"

Institute of Integrated Natural Sciences, Geography, University of Koblenz-Landau

2005 - 2009

Geographic Institute, University of Mainz, Germany with Prof. Dr. W. Wilcke

2002 - 2005

Institute of Ecology, Soil Science, TU Berlin, Germany

1999 - 2002
Research assistant

Institute of Landscape Ecology, University of Münster, Germany

Diploma "Landscape Ecology"

University of Münster, Germany

Research abroad

11/2010 Yale University with Prof. Dr. Ruth Blake, CT, USA
03-04/2010 Centro Nacional Patagónico with Dr. Héctor del Valle, Puerto Madryn, Argentina
03-04/2007 Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, Panama

Research (IGER) with Dr. Roland Bol, North Wyke, UK

10-11/2004 Institute of Grassland and Environmental Research, Aberystwyth, Wales


Important publications

Simons, N.K., M.R. Felipe-Lucia, P. Schall, C. Ammer, J. Bauhus, N. Blüthgen, S. Boch, F. Buscot, M. Fischer, K. Goldmann, M.M. Gossner, F. Hänsel, K. Jung, P. Manning, T. Nauss, Y. Oelmann, R. Pena, A. Polle, S.C. Renner, M. Schloter, I. Schöning, E.-D. Schulze, E.F. Solly, E. Sorkau, B. Stempfhuber, T. Wubet, J. Müller, S. Seibold, W.W. Weisser (2021): National Forest Inventories capture the multifunctionality of managed forests in Germany. Forest Ecosystems 8: 5. doi: 10.1186/s40663-021-00280-5.

Epp, T., H. Neidhardt, N. Pagano, M.A.W. Marks, G. Markl, Y. Oelmann (2020): Vegetation canopy effects on total and dissolved Cl, Br, F and I concentrations in soil and their fate along the hydrological flow path. Science of the Total Environment 712: 135473. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135473.

Felipe-Lucia, M.R., S. Soliveres, C. Penone, M. Fischer, C. Ammer, S. Boch, R. Boeddinghaus, M. Bonkowski, F. Buscot, A.M. Fiore-Donno, K. Frank, K. Goldmann, M.M. Gossner, N. Hölzel, M. Jochum, E. Kandeler, V.H. Klaus, T. Kleinebecker, S. Leimer, P. Manning, Y. Oelmann, H. Saiz, P. Schall, M. Schloter, I. Schöning, M. Schrumpf, E.F. Solly, B. Stempfhuber, W.W. Weisser, W. Wilcke, T. Wubet, E. Allan (2020): Land-use intensity alters biodiversity - ecosystem function - service networks. PNAS 117: 28140-28149. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2016210117.

Hauenstein, S., M. Nebel, Y. Oelmann (2020): Impacts of fertilization on biologically cycled P in xylem sap of Fagus sylvatica L. revealed by means of the oxygen isotope ratio in phosphate. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 3: 542738. doi:

Jochum, M., M. Fischer, F. Isbell, C. Roscher, F. van der Plas, S. Boch, G. Boenisch, N. Buchmann, J. Catford, J. Cavender-Bares, A. Ebeling, N. Eisenhauer, G. Gleixner, N. Hölzel, J. Kattge, K. Valentin, T. Kleinebecker, M. Lange, G. Le Provost, S.T. Meyer, R. Molina-Venegas, L. Mommer, Y. Oelmann, C. Penone, D. Prati, P.B. Reich, A. Rindisbacher, D. Schäfer, S. Scheu, B. Schmid, D. Tilman, T. Tscharntke, A. Vogel, C. Wagg, A. Weigelt, W.W. Weisser, W. Wilcke, P. Manning (2020): The results of biodiversity-ecosystem functioning experiments are realistic. Nature Ecology and Evolution 4: 1485–1494. doi:

Lama, S., T. Kuhn, M.F. Lehmann, C. Müller, O. Gonzalez, N. Eisenhauer, M. Lange, S. Scheu, Y. Oelmann, W. Wilcke (2020): The biodiversity - N cycle relationship: A 15N tracer experiment with soil from plant mixtures of varying diversity to model N pool sizes and transformation rates. Biology and Fertility of Soils 56: 1047–1061. doi:

Lama, S., A. Velescu, S. Leimer, A. Weigelt, H. Chen, N. Eisenhauer, S. Scheu, Y. Oelmann, W. Wilcke (2020): Plant diversity influenced gross nitrogen mineralization, microbial ammonium consumption and gross inorganic N immobilization in a grassland experiment. Oecologia 193: 731-748. doi:

van der Plas, F., T. Schröder-Georgi, A. Weigelt, K. Barry, S. Meyer, A. Alzate, R.L. Barnard, N. Buchmann, H. de Kroon, A. Ebeling, N. Eisenhauer, C. Engels, M. Fischer, G. Gleixner, A. Hildebrandt, E. Koller-France, S. Leimer, A. Milcu, L. Mommer, P.A. Niklaus, Y. Oelmann, C. Roscher, C. Scherber, M. Scherer-Lorenzen, S. Scheu, B. Schmid, E.-D. Schulze, V. Temperton, T. Tscharntke, W. Voigt, W. Weisser, W. Wilcke, C. Wirth (2020): Plant traits alone are poor predictors of ecosystem properties and long-term ecosystem functioning. Nature Ecology and Evolution 4: 1602–1611. doi: 10.1038/s41559-020-01316-9.

Epp, T., M. A. W. Marks, T. Ludwig, E. Keskin, S. Jahn, N. Eby, M. A. Kendrick, H. Neidhardt, Y. Oelmann, G. Markl (2019): Crystallographic and fluid compositional effects on the halogen (Cl, F, Br, I) incorporation in pyromorphite-group minerals. American Mineralogist 104: 1673–1688. doi: 10.2138/am-2019-7068.

Hacker, N., W. Wilcke, Y. Oelmann (2019): The oxygen isotope composition of bioavailable phosphate in soil reflects the oxygen isotope composition in soil water driven by plant diversity effects on evaporation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 248: 387-399. doi:

Lange, M., E. Koller-France, A. Hildebrandt, Y. Oelmann, W. Wilcke, G. Gleixner (2019): How plant diversity impacts the coupled water, nutrient and carbon cycles. Advances in Ecological Research 61: 185-219. doi:

Neidhardt, H., F. Achten, S. Kern, M. Schwientek, Y. Oelmann (2019): Phosphorus pool composition in soils and sediments of transitional ecotones under the influence of agriculture. Journal of Environmental Quality 48:1325-1335. doi:  10.2134/jeq2019.01.0012.

Vogel, A., A. Ebeling, G. Gleixner, C. Roscher, S. Scheu, M. Ciobanu, E. Koller-France, M. Lange, A. Lochner, S. T. Meyer, Y. Oelmann, W. Wilcke, B. Schmid, N. Eisenhauer (2019): A new experimental approach to test why biodiversity effects strengthen as ecosystems age. Advances in Ecological Research 61: 222-264. doi:

Dietrich, K., M. Spohn, M. Villamagua, Y. Oelmann (2017): Nutrient addition affects net and gross mineralization of phosphorus in the organic layer of a tropical montane forest. Biogeochemistry 136: 223-236. doi:

Brunn, M., L. Condron, A. Wells, S. Spielvogel, Y. Oelmann (2016): Vertical distribution of carbon and nitrogen stable isotope ratios in topsoils across a temperate rainforest dune chronosequence in New Zealand. Biogeochemistry 129: 37-51. doi:

Soliveres, S., F. van der Plas, P. Manning, D. Prati, M.M. Gossner, S.C. Renner, F. Alt, H. Arndt, V. Baumgartner, J. Binkenstein, K. Birkhofer, S. Blaser, N. Blüthgen, S. Boch, S. Böhm, C. Börschig, F. Buscot, T. Diekötter, J. Heinze, N. Hölzel, K. Jung, V.H. Klaus, T. Kleinebecker, S. Klemmer, J. Krauss, M. Lange, E.K. Morris, J. Müller, Y. Oelmann, J. Overmann, E. Pašalić, M.C. Rillig, H.M. Schaefer, M. Schloter, B. Schmitt, I. Schöning, M. Schrumpf, J. Sikorski, S.A. Socher, E.F. Solly, I. Sonnemann, E. Sorkau, J. Steckel, I. Steffan-Dewenter, B. Stempfhuber, M. Tschapka, M. Türke, P. Venter, C.N. Weiner, W.W. Weisser, M. Werner, C. Westphal, W. Wilcke, V. Wolters, T. Wubet, S. Wurst, M. Fischer, E. Allan (2016): Biodiversity at multiple trophic levels is needed for ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature 536: 456–459. doi:

Hacker, N., A. Ebeling, A. Gessler, G. Gleixner, O. González Macé, H. de Kroon, M. Lange, L. Mommer, N. Eisenhauer, J. Ravenek, S. Scheu, A. Weigelt, C. Wagg, W. Wilcke, Y. Oelmann (2015): Plant diversity shapes microbe-rhizosphere effects on P mobilization from organic matter in soil. Ecology Letters 18, 1356-1365. doi:

Kruse, J., M. Abraham, W. Amelung, C. Baum, R. Bol, O. Kühn, H. Lewandowski, J. Niederberger, Y. Oelmann, C. Rüger, J. Santner, M. Siebers, N. Siebers, M. Spohn, J. Vestergren, A. Vogts, P. Leinweber (2015): Innovative methods in soil phosphorus research: a review. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 178, 43-88. doi:

Oelmann, Y., N. Buchmann, G. Gleixner, M. Habekost, C. Roscher, S. Rosenkranz, E.-D. Schulze, S. Steinbeiss, V. M. Temperton, A. Weigelt, W. W. Weisser, W. Wilcke (2011): Plant diversity effects on above- and belowground N pools in grassland ecosystems: Development in the first five years after establishment. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 25, GB2014. doi: 10.1029/2010GB003869.

Oelmann, Y., A.K. Richter, C. Roscher, S. Rosenkranz, V.M. Temperton, W.W. Weisser, W. Wilcke (2011): Does plant diversity influence phosphorus cycling in experimental grasslands? Geoderma 167-168, 178-187. doi:

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

Oelmann, Y., W. Wilcke, Y. Kreutziger, R. Bol (2007): Nitrate leaching in soil: tracing the NO3- sources with the help of stable N and O isotopes. Soil Biol. Biochem. 39, 3024-3033. doi: