Institut für Evolution und Ökologie

Plant ecology publication list


Radny, J., van der Putten, W.H., Tielbörger, K., Meyer, K.M., 2018. Influence of seed size on performance of non-native annual plant species in a novel community at two planting densities. Acta Oecologica 92: 131-137. DOI: 10.1016/j.actao.2018.05.005

Bernhard, N., Moskowa, L.-M., ....van den Brink, L. ... Tielbörger, K., ... Wagner, D. and Kühn, P., 2018. Pedogenic and microbial interrelations to regional climate and local topography: New insights from a climate gradient (arid to humid) along the Coastal Cordillera of Chile. CATENA 170:335-355. DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2018.06.018

Oeser, R. A., Stroncik, N., Moskwa, L.-M., ... van den Brink, L. ... Tielbörger, K., Wagner, D. and von Blanckenburg, F. 2018. Chemistry and Microbiology of the Critical Zone along a steep climate and vegetation gradient in the Chilean Coastal Cordillera. CATENA 170:183-203. DOI: 10.1016/j.catena.2018.06.002

Djukic, I., Kepfer-Rojas, S., Kappel Schmidt, I., Steenberg Larsen, K., Beier, C., Berg, B., Verheyend, K. and TeaComposition (a.o. van den Brink, L., & Tielbörger, K.) 2018. Early stage litter decomposition across biomes. Sci Tot Env 626: 1369-1394. DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.012

Shi, J., Macel, M., Tielbörger, K., & Verhoeven, K. J, 2018. Effects of admixture in native and invasive populations of Lythrum salicaria. Biological Invasions, 1-13. DOI: 10.1007/s10530-018-1707-2

Shi, J., Joshi, J., Tielbörger, K., Verhoeven, K. J., & Macel, M. (2018). Costs and benefits of admixture between foreign genotypes and local populations in the field. Ecology and Evolution, 8(7): 3675-3684. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.3946

Guuroh, R.T., Ruppert, J.C., Ferner, F., Čanak, K., Schmidtlein, S. and Linstädter, A. 2018. Drivers of forage provision and erosion control in West African savannas — A macroecological perspective. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2017.09.01


García-Camacho, R., Metz, J., Bilton, M.C., Tielbörger, K. 2017. Phylogenetic structure of annual plant communities along an aridity gradient. Interacting effects of habitat filtering and shifting plant–plant interactions. Israel Journal of Plant Sciences. DOI: 10.1080/07929978.2017.1288477


Tomiolo, S., Metz, J., Blackwood, C.B., Djendouci, K., Henneberg, L., Müller, C., Tielbörger, K. 2017. Short-term drought and long-term climate legacy affect production of chemical defenses among plant ecotypes. Environmental and Experimental Botany 141: 124-131. DOI: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2017.07.009

Macel, M., Dostalek, T., Esch, S., Bucharová, A., van Dam, N.M., Tielbörger, K., Verhoeven, K.J.F., Münzbergová, Z. 2017. Evolutionary responses to climate change in a range expanding plant. Oecologia 184: 543-554. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-017-3864-x

Rodgers, M., Bilton, M., & Hauptfleisch, M. 2017. Responses and feedbacks of burrowing mammals under differently managed rangelands. Namibian Journal of Environment. Link

Gruntman, M., Groß, D., Májeková, M., Tielbörger, K. 2017. Decision-making in plants under competition. Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-02147-2

Liu, D., Peñuelas, J., Ogaya, R., Estiarte, M., Tielbörger, K., Slowik, F., Yang, X. and Bilton, M.C. 2017. Species selection under long-term experimental warming and drought explained by climatic distributions. New Phytologist. DOI: 10.1111/nph.14925

Le Bagousse-Pinguet, Y.*, Liancourt, P.*, Götzenberger, L., de Bello, F., Altman, J., Brožová, V., Chlumská, Z., Dvorský, M., Čapková, K., Kopecký, M., Řeháková, K., Říha, P., Leps, J., Doležal, J. (2017), A multi-scale approach reveals random phylogenetic patterns at the edge of vascular plant life. Perspectives in Plant Ecology Evolution and Systematics. DOI: /10.1016/j.ppees.2017.10.002 *equal contribution.

Thompson, L., + 41 authors + Earth Microbiome Project Consortium* 2017. A communal catalogue reveals Earth’s multiscale microbial diversity. Nature. DOI:10.1038/nature24621 *Liancourt, P. member of the consortium

Herberich, M. Gayler, S., Anand, M. and Tielbörger, K. 2017. Hydrological Niche Segregation of Plant Functional Traits in an Individual-based Model. Ecological Modelling. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.04.002

Lampei, C., Metz, J. and Tielbörger, K. 2017. Clinal population divergence in an adaptive parental environmental effect that adjusts seed banking. New Phytologist. DOI: 10.1111/nph.14436


Yongfu Chai, Ming Yue, Xiao Liu, Yaoxin Guo, Mao Wang, Jinish Xu, Chenguang Zhang, Yu Chen, Lixia Zhang & Ruichang Zhang 2016: Patterns of taxonomic, phylogenetic diversity during a long-term succession of forest on the Loess Plateau, China: insights into assembly process. Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 27087. DOI: 10.1038/srep27087


Oomen RJ, Linstädter A, Ruppert JC, Brüser K, Schellberg J, Ewert F 2016: Effect of management on rangeland phytomass, cover and condition in two biomes in South Africa. African Journal of Range & Forage Science 33(3): 185-198. DOI: 10.2989/10220119.2016.1218368

Andresen LC, Müller C, de Dato G, Dukes JS, Emmett BA, Estiarte M, Jentsch A, Kröel-Dulay G, Lüscher A, Niu S, Peñuelas J, Reich PB, Reinsch S, Ogaya R, Schmidt IK, Schneider MK, Sternberg m, Tietema A, Zhu K, Bilton MC 2016: Shifting Impacts of Climate Change: Long-Term Patterns of Plant Response to Elevated CO2, Drought, and Warming Across Ecosystems, In: Dumbrell AJ, Kordas RL and Woodward G: Advances in Ecological Research, Academic Press, 2016, Volume 55: 437-473. DOI: 10.1016/bs.aecr.2016.07.001

Gruntman M, Anders C, Mohiley A, Laaser T, Clemens S, Höreth S, Tielbörger K 2016: Clonal integration and heavy-metal stress: responses of plants with contrasting evolutionary backgrounds. Evolutionary Ecology. DOI: 10.1007/s10682-016-9840-9

Gruntman M, Segev U, Gaetan G, Tielbörger K 2016: Evolution of plant defences along an invasion chronosequence: defence is lost due to enemy release- but not forever. Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.12660

Power SA, Barnett KL, Ochoa Hueso R, Facey SL, Gibson-Forty E, Nielsen UN, Hartley SE, Tissue DT and Johnson SN (2016). DRI-Grass: a new experimental platform for addressing grassland ecosystem responses to future precipitation scenarios in south-east Australia. Front. Plant Sci. 7:1373. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2016.01373

Estiarte M, Vicca S, Peñuelas J, Bahn M, Beier C, Emmett B, Fay PA, Hanson PJ, Hasibeder R, Kigel J, Kröel-Dulay G, Larsen KS, Lellei-Kovács E, Limousin JM, Ogaya R, Ourcival JM, Reinsch S, Sala OE, Schmidt IK, Sternberg M, Tielbörger K, Tietema A, Janssens IA 2016: Few multi-year precipitation-reduction experiments find a shift in the productivity-precipitation relationship. Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.13269

Bilton M.C., Metz J. & Tielbörger, K. (2016) Climatic niche groups: A novel application of a common assumption predicting plant community response to climate change. Perspect. Plant Ecol. Evol. Syst. DOI: 10.1016/j.ppees.2016.02.006

Metz, J., Tielbörger, K. 2016: Spatial and temporal aridity gradients provide poor proxies for plant-plant interactions under climate change: a large-scale experiment. Functional Ecology 30: 20-29. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12599

Gibson-Forty E, Barnett K L, Tissue D T, Power S A (2016) Reducing rainfall amount has a greater negative effect on the productivity of grassland plant species than reducing rainfall frequency. Functional Plant Biology 43(4):380-391; DOI: 10.1071/FP15174

Gruntman M, Zieger S and Tielbörger K (2016) Invasive success and the evolution of enhanced weaponry. Oikos 125: 59–65. DOI: 10.5061/dryad.v8m1p


Rysavy A, Seifan M, Sternberg M, Tielbörger K 2015: Neighbour effects on shrub seedling establishment override climate change impacts in a Mediterranean community. Journal of Vegetation Science. DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12359.

Tomiolo S, van der Putten W, Tielbörger K 2015: Separating the role of biotic interactions and climate in determining adaptive response of plants to climate change. Ecology 96: 1298 -1308.

Hänel S, Tielbörger K 2015: Phenotypic response of plants to simulated climate change in a long-term rain manipulation experiment - a multi-species study. Oecologia 177: 1015-1024.

Metz J, van Oppen J, Tielbörger K 2015: Parental environmental effects due to contrasting watering adapt competitive ability, but not drought tolerance, in offspring of a semi-arid annual Brassicaceae. Journal of Ecology 103: 990-997.

Segev U, Kigel J, Lubin Y, Tielbörger K 2015: Ant abundance along a productivity gradient: addressing two conflicting hypotheses. PLoS One 10: e0131314.

Gruntman M, Zieger S, Tielbörger K 2015: Invasive success and the evolution of enhanced weaponry. Oikos. DOI: 10.1111/oik.02109.

Metz J, Tielbörger K 2015: Spatial and temporal aridity gradients provide poor proxies for plant-plant interactions under climate change: a large-scale experiment. Functional Ecology 30: 20-29.

Chai Y, Yue M, Wang M, Xu J, Liu X, Zhang R, Wan P 2015: Plant functional traits suggest a change in novel ecological strategies for dominant species in the stages of forest succession, Oecologica 180 (3): 771-783. DOI: 10.​1007/​s00442-015-3483-3


Carvalho S, Macel M, Mulder PPJ, Skidmore AK, Van der Putten WH (2014) Chemical variation in Jacobaea vulgaris is influenced by the interaction of season and vegetation successional stage. Phytochemistry 99:86-94.

Gruntman, M., Pehl, K., Joshi, S. & Tielbörger, K. (2014): Competitive dominance of the invasive plant Impatiens glandulifera: using competitive effect and response with a vigorous neighbour. Biological Invasions 16: 141-151.

Huberty, M., Tielbörger, K., Harvey, J.A., Müller, C. & Macel, M. (2014): Chemical defenses (Glucosinolates) of native and invasive populations of the range expanding invasive plant Rorippa austriaca. Journal of Chemical Ecology 40: 363-370.

Joshi S, Gruntman M, Bilton M, Seifan M and Tielbörger K. (2014): A compre­hensive test of evolutionarily increased competitive ability in a highly invasive plant species. Annals of Botany, 114: 1761-1768.

Macel M, de Vos RCH, Jansen JJ, van der Putten WH, van Dam NM (2014). Novel chemistry of invasive plants: exotic species have more unique metabolomic profiles compared to native congeners. Ecology and Evolution 4: 2777-2786.

Metz, J., Ribbers, K., Tielbörger, K., & Müller, C. (2014): Long- and medium-term effects of aridity on the chemical defence of a widespread Brassicaceae in the Mediterranean. Environmental and Experimental Botany 105C: 39-45. DOI: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2014.04.007.

Rysavy, A., Seifan, M, M. Sternberg, Tielbörger K (2014). Shrub seedling survival under climate change - Comparing natural and experimental rainfall gradients. Journal of Arid Environments 111, 14-21.

Segev, U., Tielbörger, K., Kigel, J., Lubin, Y. (2014): Consequences of climate and body size on the foraging performance of seed-eating ants. Ecological Entomology DOI: 10.1111/een.12115.

Seifan, M., Hoch, E.-M., Hanoteaux, S., Tielbörger, K. (2014), The outcome of shared pollination services is affected by the density and spatial pattern of an attractive neighbour. Journal of Ecology, 102: 953–962.

Tielbörger, K., Bilton, M.C., Metz, J., Kigel, J., Holzapfel, C., Lebrija-Trejos, E., Konsens, I., Parag, H.A., Sternberg, M. (2014): Middle-Eastern plant communities tolerate 9 years of drought in a multi-site climate manipulation experiment. Nature Communications 5, doi:10.1038/ncomms6102.

Unterweger PH., Braun A., Koltzenburg M., Betz O. (2014): Die Initiative "Bunte Wiese" – für mehr Artenvielfalt auf öffentlichem Grün. – BfN-Skripten 502.


HANOTEAUX, S., TIELBÖRGER, K. AND SEIFAN, M. (2013), Effects of spatial patterns on the pollination success of a less attractive species. Oikos, 122: 867–880. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.20801.x.

KÖHLER, H.R., SCHUKTZ, C., SCHEIL, A.E., TRIEBSKORN, R., SEIFAN, M., DI LELLIS, M.A. (2013): Historic data analysis reveals ambient temperature as a source of phenotypic VARIATION in populations of the land snail Theba pisana. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 109: 241–256.

QU H.C., SEIFAN T., TIELBÖRGER K., M. SEIFAN (2013): A spatially explicit agent-based simulation platform for investigating effects of shared pollination service on ecological communities. Simulation Modelling Practice and Theory 37: 107-104.

REIDL K., SUCK M., BUSHART M., HERTER W., KOLTZENBURG M., MICHIELSS H.-G., WOLF TH. unter Mitarbeit von AMINDE E. UND BORTT W. (2013): Potentielle Natürliche Vegetation von Baden-Württemberg. – Hrsg.: LUBW Landesanstalt für Umwelt, Messungen und Naturschutz Baden-Württemberg, Naturschutz-Spectrum Themen 100. Karlsruhe.

SEIFAN, M., SEIFAN, T., Schiffers, K., Jeltsch, F. & TIELBÖRGER, K.(2013): Beyond the competition-colonization tradeoff - linking multiple trait response to disturbance characteristics. The American Naturalist. Vol. 181, No. 2 (pp. 151-160. DOI: 10.1086/668844

TRIEBSKORN, R., AMLER, A., BLAHA, L., GALLERT, C., GIEBNER, S., GÜDE, H., HENNEBERG, H., HESS, S., HETZENHAUSER, H., JEDELE, K., JUNG, R.M., KNEIPP, S., KÖHLER, H.R., KRAIS, S., KUCH, B., LANGE, C., LÖFFLER, H., MAIER, D., METZGER, J., MÜLLER, M., OEHLMANN, J., OSTERAUER, R., PESCHKE, K., RAIZNER, J., REY, P., RAULT, M., RICHTER, D., SACHER, F., SCHEIRER, M., SCHNEIDER-RAPP, J., SEIFAN, M., SPIETH, M., VOGEL, H.J., WEYMÜLLER, M., WINTER, J., WURM, K.(2013): SchussenAktivplus: Reduction of micropollutants and of potentially pathogenic bacteria for further water quality improvement of the river Schussen, a tributary of Lake Constance, Germany. Environmental Sciences Europe 25: 2. (online:

UNTERWEGER, P., ADE, J., BRAUN, A., KOLTZENBURG, M., KRICKE, C., SCHNEE, L., WASTIAN, L. &, BETZ, O. (2013): Langfristige Etablierung extensiver Grünflächenpflege in Stadtgebieten. Die Initiative „Bunte Wiese“ der Stadt Tübingen. In: Treffpunkt Biologische Vielfalt XII. - BfN-Skripten 335, 89-94.

CARVALHO S, MACEL M, SCHLERF M, MOGHADDAM FE, MULDER PPJ, SKIDMORE AK, VAN DER PUTTEN WH (2013) Changes in plant defense chemistry (pyrrolizidine alkaloids) revealed through high-resolution spectroscopy. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 80: 51-60

2012 and before


Di Lellis, M.A., Seifan, M., Troschinski, S., Mazzia, C., Capowiez, Y., Triebskorn, R., & Köhler, H.R. 2012. Solar radiation stress in climbing snails: behavioural and intrinsic features define the Hsp70 level in natural populations of Xeropicta derbentina (Pulmonata). Cell stress and Chaperones 17: 717-727.

Salguero-Gomez, R. Siewert, W., Casper, B. & Tielbörger, K. 2012: A demographic approach to study effects of climate change in desert plants. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 367: 3100-3114.

Tielbörger, K., Lampei, C. & Petrů, M. 2012: Bet-hedging germination of annual plants: an empirical test of the theoretical foundations. Oikos 121: 1860–1868.

Joshi, S. & Tielbörger, K. 2012. Response to enemies in the invasive plant Lythrum salicaria is genetically determined. Annals of Botany 110: 1403-1410.

Wantzen, K.M., Couto, E.G., Mund, E.E., Amorim, R.S.S., Siqueira, A., Tielbörger K. & Seifan, M. 2012. Soil carbon stocks in stream-valley ecosystems in the Brazilian Cerrado agroscape. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 151: 70-79.

Bucharová, A., & Münzbergová, Z. 2012. Gene Flow among Populations of Two Rare Co-Occurring Fern Species Differing in Ploidy Level. (D. A. Filatov, Ed.). PLoS ONE, 7(9), 6. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045855

Liancourt, P., Choler, P., Gross, N., Thibert-Plante, X. & Tielbörger, K. 2012: How facilitation may interfere with ecological speciation. International Journal of Ecology. Article ID: 725487

Ariza, C., Tielbörger, K. 2012: Biomass explains the intensity of facilitative – not competitive – interactions: three intraspecific tests with annuals. Web Ecology 12: 49-55.

García-Camacho, R., Albert, M., J., Escudero, A. 2012: Small-scale demographic compensation in a high-montain endimic: the low edge stands still. Plant Ecology & Diversity 5: 37-44.

Carvalho, S., Macel, M., Schlerf, M., Skidmore, AK., Van Der Putten, WH. 2012: Species specific response to soil biota revealed through changes in plant shoot chemistry and hyperspectral reflectance patterns. New Phytologist 196: 1133-1144.

Seifan, M., Seifan, T., Jeltsch, F. & Tielbörger, K. 2012: Combined disturbances and the role of their spatial and temporal properties in shaping community structure. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 14: 217-229.

Zhang, R-C., Lin, Y., Yue, M., Li,Q., Zhang, X-F., et al. 2012: Effects of Ultraviolet-B Irradiance on Intraspecific Competition and Facilitation of Plants: Self-Thinning, Size Inequality, and Phenotypic Plasticity. PLoS ONE 7(11): e50822. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050822.


Seifan M., Seifan, T., Jeltsch, F. & Tielbörger, K. 2011. Combined disturbances and the role of their spatial and temporal properties in shaping community structure. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (PPEES). Doi:10.1016/j.ppees.2011.11003

Claus, C. & Tielbörger, K. 2011: Ten years successful research on climate change in the Jordan basin. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung H6: 328-333.

Hoff, H., Bonzi, C., Joyce, B. & Tielbörger, K. 2011. A water resources planning tool for the Jordan River basin. Water 3: 718-736.

Liancourt, P. & Tielbörger, K. 2011. Ecotypic differentiation determines the outcome of positive interactions in a dryland annual plant species. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (PPEES) 13: 259-264.

Eberhart, A. & Tielbörger, K. 2011. Maternal fecundity does not affect offspring germination – an empirical test of the sibling competition hypothesis. Journal of Arid Environments 76: 23-29.

Ariza, C. & Tielbörger, K. 2011. An evolutionary approach to studying the relative importance of plant-plant interactions along environmental gradients. Functional Ecology 25: 932-942.

Schiffers, K., Tielbörger, K., Tietjen, B. & Jeltsch, F. 2011. Root plasticity buffers competition among plants - theory meets experimental data. Ecology 92: 610-620.


Tschöpe, O. & Tielbörger, K., Burkart, M., Wallschläger, D. 2010. Management of open habitats by wild ungulate grazing. A case study in North-Eastern Germany. Applied Vegetation Science 14: 200-209.

Seifan M., Schloz-Murer, D., Seifan, T. & Tielbörger, K. 2010. Contribution of molehill disturbances to grassland community composition along a productivity gradient. Acta Oecologica 36: 569-577.

Tielbörger, K., Fleischner, A., Menzel, L., Metz, J. & Sternberg, M. 2010. The aesthetics of water and land - a promising concept for managing scarce water resources under climate change. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A 368: 5323-5337.

Seifan M., Tielbörger K. & Kadmon, R. 2010. Direct and indirect interactions among plants explain counterintuitive positive drought effects on an eastern Mediterranean shrub species. Oikos 119:1601-1609.

Malkinson, D. & Tielbörger, K. 2010: What does the stress-gradient hypothesis predict? Resolving the discrepancies. Oikos 119: 1546–1552.

Siewert, W. & Tielbörger, K. 2010: The dispersal dormancy trade-off in annual plants: putting model predictions to the test. American Naturalist 176: 590-600.

Lampei, C. & Tielbörger, K. 2010: Evolvability of between-year seed dormancy in populations along an aridity gradient. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 100: 924-934.

Tielbörger, K. & Petrů, M. 2010: An experimental test for effects of the maternal environment on delayed germination. Journal of Ecology 98, 1216–1223.

Tschöpe, O. & Tielbörger, K. 2010. The role of successional stage and small-scale disturbance for the establishment of the pioneer grass Corynephorus canescens. Applied Vegetation Science 13: 326-335.

Metz, J., Liancourt, P., Kigel, J., Harel, D., Sternberg, M., Tielbörger, K. 2010: Plant survival in relation to seed size along environmental gradients: A long-term study from semi-arid and Mediterranean annual plant communities. Journal of Ecology 98: 697-704.

Schiffers, K., Tielbörger, K. & Jeltsch, F. 2010: Changing importance of key factors driving secondary succession. Journal of Vegetation Science 21: 500-506.

Seifan M., Seifan, T., Ariza, C.& Tielbörger, K. 2010. Facilitating an importance index. Journal of Ecology 98: 356-361.


Esfeld, K., Koch, M.A., van der Niet, T., Seifan T., and Thiv, M. 2009. Little interspecific pollen transfer despite overlap in pollinators between sympatric Aeonium (Crassulaceae) species pairs. Flora 204: 709-717.

Liancourt, P. , Tielbörger, K., Bangerter, S. & Prasse, R. 2009. Components of competitive ability in the LHS model. Implication on coexistence for twelve co-occurring Mediterranean grasses. Basic and Applied Ecology 10: 707-714.

Moloney, K., Holzapfel, C., Tielbörger, K., Jeltsch, F. & Schurr, F. 2009. Rethinking the common garden in invasion research. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics (PPEES) 11: 311-320.

Liancourt, P. & Tielbörger, K. 2009. Competition and a short growing season lead to ecotypic differentiation at the two extremes of the ecological range. Functional Ecology 23: 397-404.

Tielbörger, K. & Prasse, R. 2009. Do seeds sense each other? Testing for density-dependent germination in desert perennial plants. Oikos 118: 792-800.


Brooker, R.B., Maestre, F.T, Callaway, R.M., Lortie, C.L., Cabieres, L.A., Kunstler, G., Liancourt, P., Tielbörger, K., Travis, J.M.J., Anthelme, F., Armas, C., Coll, L., Crocket, E., Delzon, S., Forey, E., Kikvidze, Z., Olofsson, J., Pugnaire, F., Quiroz, C.L. , Saccone, P., Schiffers, K., Seifan, M., Touzard, B. & Michalet, R. 2008. Facilitation in plant communities: the past, the present and the future. Journal of Ecology 96: 18-34.

Petrů, M. & Tielbörger, K. 2008. Germination strategies of annual plants under changing climatic conditions: teasing apart local and regional effects. Oecologia 155: 717-728.

Schiffers, K., Schurr, , F.M., Tielbörger, K., Urbach, C., Moloney, K., & Jeltsch, F. 2008. Analysing heterogeneous point patterns: a case study and field guide for ecologists. Ecography 31: 454-555.

Köchy, M. & Tielbörger, K. 2007. Hydrothermal time model of germination: Parameters for 36 Mediterranean annual species based on a simplified approach. Basic and Applied Ecology 8: 171-182.


Hoff, H., Küchmeister, H. & Tielbörger, K. 2006. The GLOWA Jordan River Project - Integrated Research for Sustainable Water Management. IWA Water Environment Management Series 10: 73-80.

Holzapfel, C., Tielbörger, K., Parag, H.A., Kigel, J. & Sternberg, M. 2006: Annual plant-shrub interactions along an aridity gradient. Basic and Applied Ecology 7: 268-279.

Petrů, M., Tielbörger, K., Belkin, R., Sternberg, M. & Jeltsch, F. 2006. Life history variation of an annual plant under two opposing selective forces along a steep climatic gradient. Ecography 29: 66-74.

Schiffers, K. & Tielbörger, K. 2006. Ontogenetic shifts in interactions among annual plants. Journal of Ecology 94: 336-341.

Valleriani, A. & Tielbörger, K. 2006. Effect of age on germination of dormant seeds. Theoretical Population Biology 70: 1-9.

Tielbörger, K. & Valleriani, A. 2006: Can seeds predict their future? Germination strategies of density-regulated desert annuals. Oikos 113: 384 (corrigenda).

2005 and before:

Brose, U. & Tielbörger, K. 2005. Subtle differences in environmental stress along a flooding gradient affect the importance of interspecific competition in an annual plant community. Plant Ecology 178: 51-59.

Hoff, H., Tielbörger, K. & Küchmeister, H. 2005. Das GLOWA Jordan River Projekt- Integrierte Forschung für nachhaltiges Wassermanagement. Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 49: 24-28.

Tielbörger, K. & Valleriani, A. 2005. Can seeds predict their future? Germination strategies of density-regulated desert annuals. Oikos 111: 235-244.

Tews, J., Brose, U., Grimm, V., Tielbörger, K., Wichmann, M., Schwager, M. & Jeltsch, F. 2004. Animal species diversity driven by habitat heterogeneity / diversity: the importance of keystone structures. Journal of Biogeography 31: 79-92.

Deutschewitz, K., Tielbörger, K. & Lausch, A. 2003. Erklärt strukturelle Diversität der Landschaft das Verbreitungsmuster von Neophyten? Nova Acta Leopoldina 328: 321-324.

Tschöpe, O., Burkart, M. & Tielbörger, K. 2002. Habitat management in former military training areas by means of megaherbivores. Aktuelle Reihe BTU Cottbus 8: 21-31.

Tielbörger, K. & Kadmon, R. 2000. Indirect effects in a desert plant community: is competition among annuals more intense under shrub canopies? Plant Ecology 150: 53-63.

Tielbörger, K. & Kadmon, R. 2000. Temporal environmental variation tips the balance between facilitation and interference in desert plants. Ecology 81: 1544-1553.

Kadmon, R. & Tielbörger, K. 1999. Testing for source-sink population dynamics: an experimental approach exemplified with desert annuals. Oikos 86: 417-429.

Beyer, L., Tielbörger, K., Blume, H.P., Pfeisterer, U., Pingpank, K. & Podlech, D. 1998.Geo-ecological soil features and the vegetation pattern of an arid dune area in the Northern Negev, Israel. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Sciences 161: 347-356.

Tielbörger, K. & Kadmon, R. 1997. Relationships between shrubs and annual communities in a sandy desert ecosystem: A three-year study. Plant Ecology 130: 191-201.

Tielbörger, K. 1997. The vegetation of linear desert dunes in the north-western Negev, Israel. Flora 192: 261-278.

Tielbörger, K. & Kadmon, R. 1996. The effect of shrubs on community structure of annual plants in a sandy desert ecosystem. Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie 25: 59-64.

Tielbörger, K. & Kadmon, R. 1995. Effect of shrubs on emergence, survival and fecundity of four coexisting annual species in a sandy desert ecosystem. Ecoscience 2: 141-147.

Book chapters (peer-reviewed)

Tielbörger K, Claus C, Schloz D, Twite R, Al-Karablieh E, Salman A, Jayyousi A, Alpert P 2016: Sustainable Water and Land Management under Global Change – The GLOWA Jordan River Project. Pp 721-747 In: Borchardt D et al. (eds.): Integrated Water Resources Management: Concept, Research and Implementation. Springer (Berlin-Heidelberg).

Onigkeit J, Simon K-H, Alcamo J, Tielbörger K 2016: Participatory scenario development as a method to integrate science and IWRM – lessons learnt from a case study in the Jordan River region. Pp 269-301 In: Borchardt D et al. (eds.): Integrated Water Resources Management: Concept, Research and Implementation. Springer (Berlin-Heidelberg).

Bonzi C, Onigkeit J, Hoff H, Joyce B, Tielbörger K 2016: Analysing stakeholder driven scenarios with a transboundary water planning tool for IWRM in the Jordan River basin. Pp 413-433 In: Borchardt D et al. (eds.): Integrated Water Resources Management: Concept, Research and Implementation. Springer (Berlin-Heidelberg).

Sternberg, M., Holzapfel, C., Tielbörger, K., Pariente, S., Kigel, J., Lavee, H., Fleischner, A., Jeltsch, F. & Köchy, M. 2011. The use and misuse of climatic gradients for evaluating climate impact on dryland ecosystems - an example for the solution of conceptual problems. Pages 361-374 in: Blanco, J. & Kheradmand, H. (eds.): Climate Change- Geophysical Foundations and Ecological Effects. InTech, Rijeka (Croatia).

Drechsler, C. & Tielbörger, K. 2008. The GLOWA Jordan River project: Integrated research for sustainable water management. Mountain Research and Development 27: 274-275.

Tielbörger, K. 2008. To be or not to be- Zur Notwendigkeit von Evolution unter Globalem Wandel. Pages 187-209 in: Betz, O. & Köhler, H. R. (Eds.): Die Evolution des Lebendigen, Attempto-Verlag Tübingen

Tielbörger, K., Prasse, R. & Bornkamp, R. 2008. The vegetation of the Nizzana sand dunes. Pages 105-124 in: Breckle, S. and Yair, A. (eds.): Sand Dune Ecosystems: Structure and processes in the linear dune system of Nizzana/ Sinai-Negev-Sandfield. Ecological Studies. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.

Tielbörger, K., Prasse, R. & Leschner, H. 2008. The flora of the Nizzana sand dunes. Pages 93-104 in: Breckle, S. and Yair, A. (eds.): Sand Dune Ecosystems: Structure and processes in the linear dune system of Nizzana/ Sinai-Negev-Sandfield. Ecological Studies. Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.

Tielbörger, K., & Kadmon, R. 2008. Interactions between shrubs and annual plants. Pages 385-400 in: Breckle, S. & Yair, A. (eds.): Sand Dune Ecosystems: Structure and processes in the linear dune system of Nizzana/Sinai-Negev-Sandfield. Ecological Studies . Springer Verlag, Heidelberg.

Badeck, F.W. & Tielbörger, K. 2005. Global Change Ecology (Symposium summary). Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie 35: 278-279.

Prasse, R. & Tielbörger, K. 2005. Global climate change induced changes in land-use strategies and its impact on vascular plant biodiversity on arable land in Palestine. In: Biodiversität und Klima - Vernetzung der Akteure in Deutschland. BFN-Skripten 131: 46-49.

Tielbörger, K. 2005. Scenarios and forecasts as decision-making tools - possibilities and limits. pp 60-61 in: Beck, E., Berendsohn, W.G., Boutros, M., Denich, M., Henle, K., Jürgens, N., Kirk, M. & Wolters, V. (Eds.): Sustainable use and conservation of biological diversity - A challenge for society. PT-DLR Environmental Research and Technology, Bonn.

Tielbörger, K., Kadmon, R., Müller, M. & Jeltsch, F. 2000. Populationsdynamische Funktionen von Ausbreitung und Dormanz. Brandenburgische Umwelt Berichte (BUB) 8: 114-115.

Tielbörger, K., Kadmon, R., Müller, M. & Jeltsch, F. 2000. Raum-zeitliche Populationsdynamik von einjährigen Wüstenpflanzen. Brandenburgische Umwelt Berichte (BUB) 8: 116-117.

Tielbörger, K., Prasse, R., Bornkamm, R., Kadmon, R. & Tsoar, H. 2002. Sukzessionsprozesse in einem Sanddünengebiet nach Ausschluß von Beweidung. Brandenburgische Umwelt Berichte (BUB) 8: 112-113.