Institute of Evolution and Ecology (EvE)

Welcome ...

...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.

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New Publications

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

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

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Prof. Dr. Katja Tielbörger
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Plant Ecology
Inst of Evolution & Ecology
University of Tübingen
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News

Congratulations!

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

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Planet Wissen

18.02.2020

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.

New colleague in the NamTip project

01.09.2019

Welcome to Dr. Sara Heshmati, PostDoc in the NamTip project and based in Tübingen. Sara an Iranian national with experience in ecology and management of rangeland ecosystems has joined the project team on a two year contract.

SWR interview on smart plants

05.08.2019

Quarks, SWR interview on smart plants, this is in German and a series of interviews with different scientist, Katja is featured at around 21 minutes and 45 seconds of this podcast.

Podcast