...to the Plant Ecology group website, led by Prof. Dr. Katja Tielbörger! Here you can find information to our main research topics, our teaching, our staff, job announcements and news. Ms Tielbörger is also head of the Botanical Garden.
If you want to get us to know us better, join one of our regular group seminars which we host together with the Plant Evolutionary Ecology group! We are presenting our work in these seminars and provide you with an insight into the highly active and diverse range of research topics of the plant ecology department.
11.01.2021 ► Canessa, R., Brink, L. v. d., Saldaña, A., Rios, R. S., Hättenschwiler, S., Mueller, C. W., Prater, I., Tielbörger, K., & Bader, M. Y. (2021). Relative effects of climate and litter traits on decomposition change with time, climate and trait variability. Journal of Ecology, 109(1), 447-458. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13516
07.01.2021 ► Oikos: Ant foraging strategies vary along a natural resource gradient. Segev U., Tielbörger K., Lubin Y. and Kigel J. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.07688
27.08.2020 ► Ecology Letters: Rapid adaptive evolution to drought in a subset of plant traits in a large-scale climate change experiment. Metz J., Lampei Ch., Bäumler L., Bocherens H., Dittberner H., Henneberg L., de Meaux J. and Tielbörger K. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13596
21.07.2020 ► Journal of Ecology: Communityscale effects and strain: Facilitation beyond conspicuous patterns. Liancourt P., Dolezal J. 2020;00:1–7. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13458
21.05.2020 ► Nature communications : Density-dependence tips the change of plant–plant interactions under environmental stress. Zhang R. and Tielbörger K. 2020: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16286-6
19.05.2020 ► Journal of Systematics and Evolution: Equivocal evidence for a change in balance between selfing and pollinator‐mediated reproduction in annual Brassicaceae growing along a rainfall gradient. Gibson-Forty E.V.J., Tielbörger K. and Seifan M. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/jse.12637
12.05.2020 ► ELSEVIER, Trends in Ecology & Evolution: Plant Secondary Compounds in Soil and Their Role in Belowground Species Interactions. Bodil K. Ehlers, Matty P. Berg, Michael Staudt, Martin Holmstrup, Marianne Glasius, Jacintha Ellers, Sara Tomiolo, René B. Madsen, Stine Slotsbo, and Josep Penuelas. 2020: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2020.04.001
22.04.2020 ► Global Change Biology: Plant's eye view of temperature governs elevational distributions. Liancourt P., Song X., Macek M., Santrucek J., Dolezal J. 2020: https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb-15129
20.04.2020 ► Global Change Biology : SoilTemp: a global database of near-surface temperature. Lembrechts J., Aalto J., Ashcroft M., De Frenne P., Kobecký M., Lenoir J., Luto M., Maclean I., [...] Tielbörger K., van den Brink L., [...] 2020. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15123
14.04.2020 ► ELSEVIER : White clover population effects on the productivity and yield stability of mixtures with perennial ryegrass and chicory. Heshmati S., Tonn B., Isselstein J.. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2020.107802
Katja has co-authored an urgency statement by scientists to the EU commission in response to the draft of the next Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which contradicts all serious efforts for a more sustainable agriculture. The statement has been published here: https://zenodo.org/record/4311314 Please share!
Ruichang's and Katja's new study now published in Nature Communications! They present a model and an experiment which manage to combine competition and facilitation theory in a common framework. Read here, when and why the stress gradient hypothesis applies and why a dense neighbourhood is not always negative for plant performance: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16286-6
Katja Tielbörger is talking on Planet Wissen about the fascinating research on smart plants: plants warn each other of enemies, ally themselves with helpful bacteria and fungi, use insects and other animals for reproduction and use chemical weapons for defence. Plants can make decisions and it seems that they can even learn.