Publications of the Soil Science and Geomorphology working group

ISI-listed publications and peer-reviewed book chapters

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  • Fathizad, H., Hakimzadeh Ardakani, M.A., Heung, B., Sodaiezadeh, H., Rahmani, A., Fathabadi, A., Scholten, T., Taghizadeh-Mehrjardi, R.  (2020): Spatio-temporal dynamic of soil quality in the Central Iranian desert modeled with Machine Learning and Digital Soil Assessment techniques. Ecological Indicators 118, 106736. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106736
  • Lal, R., Brevik E.C., Dawson L., Field, D., Glaser, B., Hartemink, A., Hatano, R., Lascelles, B., Monger, C., Scholten, T., Singh, B.R., Spiegel, H., Terribile, F., Basile, A., Zhang, Y., Horn, R, Kosaki, T, Reyes Sánchez, L.B. (2020): Managing Soils for Recovering from the COVID-19 Pandemic. Soil Syst. 4, 46. doi:10.3390/soilsystems4030046SoilSystems
  • Seguel, O., Díaz, D., Acevedo, E., Silva, P., Homer, I., Seitz S. (2020): Hydraulic Conductivity in a Soil Cultivated with Wheat-Rapeseed Rotation under two Tillage Systems. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. Online First. doi: 10.1007/s42729-020-00296-w
  • Taghizadeh-Mehrjardi, R., Schmidt, K., Amirian-Chakan, A., Rentschler, T., Zeraatpisheh, M., Sarmadian, F., Valavi, R., Davatgar, N., Behrens, T., Scholten, T. (2020): Improving the Spatial Prediction of Soil Organic Carbon Content in Two Contrasting Climatic Regions by Stacking Machine Learning Models and Rescanning Covariate Space. In: Remote Sensing, 12(7), 1095. doi: 10.3390/rs12071095
  • Taghizadeh-Mehrjardi, R., Nabiollahi, K., Rasoli, L., Kerry, R., Scholten, T. (2020): Land Suitability Assessment and Agricultural Production Sustainability Using Machine Learning Models. In: Agronomy, 10 (4), 573. doi: 10.3390/agronomy10040573
  • Skarbek, C. J., Noack, M., Bruelheide, H., Härdtle, W., Oheimb, G. von, Scholten, T., Seitz, S., Staab, M. (2020): A tale of scale: plot but not neighbourhood tree diversity increases leaf litter ant diversity. Journal of Animal Ecology.  89(2): 299 – 308. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.13115
  • Ma, T., Brus, D. J., Zhu, A., Zhang, L., Scholten, T. (2020): Comparison of conditioned Latin hypercube and feature space coverage sampling for predicting soil classes. Geoderma 370, 114316. doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114366
  • Taghizadeh-Mehrjardi, R., Schmidt, K., Eftekhari, K., Behrens, T., Jamshidi, M., Davatgar, N., Toomanian, N., Scholten, T. (2020): Synthetic resampling strategies and machine learning for digital soil mapping in Iran. Eur J Soil Sci. 71(3), 352-368. doi: 10.1111/ejss.12893
  • Schwab N., Janecka K., Kaczka R. J., Böhner J., Chaudhary R. P., Scholten T., Schickhoff U. (2020): Ecological relationships at a near-natural treeline, Rolwaling valley, Nepal Himalaya. Erdkunde 74(1), 15-44. doi: 10.3112/erdkunde.2020.01.02
  • Karki, R., Hasson, S., Schickhoff, U., Scholten, T., Böhner, J., Gerlitz, L. (2020): Near surface air temperature lapse rates over complex terrain: A WRF based analysis of controlling factors and processes for the central Himalaya. Climate Dynamics 54: 329-349. doi: 10.1007/s00382-019-05003-9
  • Mahmoudzadeh, H., Matinfar, HR., Taghizadeh-Mehrjardi, R., Kerry, R. 2020. Spatial prediction of soil organic carbon using machine learning techniques in western Iran. Geoderma Regional. doi: 10.1016/j.geodrs.2020.e00260
  • Senn, J. A., Fassnacht, F. E., Eichel, J., Seitz, S., Schmidtlein, S. (2020): A new concept for estimating the influence of vegetation on throughfall kinetic energy using aerial laser scanning. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. Early view doi: 10.1002/esp.4820
  • Fathizad, H., Hakimzadeh, MA., Sodaiezadeh, HR., Kerry, R., Taghizadeh-Mehrjardi, R. 2020. Spatial and temporal variation of soil salinity using random forest in central desert of Iran. Geoderma, doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114233
  • Zeraatpisheh, M., Jafari, A., Bagheri, M., Ayoubi, S., Taghizadeh-Mehrjardi, R., Toomanian, N., Kerry, R., Xu, M. (2020): Conventional and Digital Soil Mapping in Iran: Past, Present, and Future. Catena, 188, 104424. doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2019.104424


  • Behrens, T., Viscarra Rossel, R. A., Kerry, R., MacMillan, R., Schmidt, K., Lee, J., Scholten, T., Zhu, A-X. (2019): The relevant range of scales for multi-scale contextual spatial modelling. Scientific Reports. 9: 14800. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-51395-3
  • Zhu, X., Liu, W., Chen, J., Bruijnzeel, LA., Mao, Z., Yang, X., Cardinael, R., Meng, FR., Sidle, RC., Seitz, S., Nair, VD., Nanko, K., Zou, X., Chen, C., Jiang, XJ. (2019): Reductions in water, soil and nutrient losses and pesticide pollution in agroforestry practices: a review of evidence and processes. Plant & Soil. Early view doi: 10.1007/s11104-019-04377-3
  • Scholten, T., Seitz, S. (2019): Soil Erosion and Land Degradation. Soil Systems 3. 68. doi: 10.3390/soilsystems3040068
  • Avazpoor, Z., Moradi, M., Basiri, R., Mirzaei, J., Taghizadeh-Mehrjardi, R., Kerry, R. (2019): Soil enzyme activity variations in riparian forests in relation to plant species and soil depth. Arabian Journal of Geosciences. doi: 10.1007/s12517-019-4910-2
  • Mehrabi-Gohari, E ., Matinfar, H.R., Jafari, A., Taghizadeh-Mehrjardi, R., Triantafilis, J. (2019): The Spatial Prediction of Soil Texture Fractions in Arid Regions of Iran. Soil Systems 3, 65.  doi: 10.3390/soilsystems3040065
  • Rentschler, T., Gries, P., Behrens, T., Bruelheide, H., Kühn, P., Seitz, S., Shi, X., Trogisch, S., Scholten, T., Schmidt, K. (2019): Comparison of catchment scale 3D and 2.5D modelling of soil organic carbon stocks in Jiangxi Province, PR China. PLoS ONE 14(8): e0220881. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0220881
  • Teuber, S., Schmidt, K., Kühn, P., Scholten, T. (2019): Engaging with urban green spaces – A comparison of urban and rural allotment gardens in Southwestern Germany. In: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Volume 43. doi: 10.1016/j.ufug.2019.126381
  • Behrens, T., MacMillan, R.A., Viscarra Rossel, R.A., Schmidt, K., Lee, J. (2019): Teleconnections in spatial modelling. Geoderma, Volume 354, 113854. doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2019.07.012
  • Scholten, T. (2019): Soil genesis on canvas. Pedometron 44, 43 – 46 [pdf]
  • Taghizadeh–Mehrjardi, R., Bawa, A., Kumar, S., Zeraatpisheh, M., Amirian, A., Akbarzadeh, A. (2019): Soil Erosion Spatial Prediction using Digital Soil Mapping and RUSLE methods for Big Sioux River Watershed. Soil Systems, 3 (3), 43. doi: 10.3390/soilsystems3030043
  • Miera, J.J., Henkner, J., Schmidt, K., Fuchs, M., Scholten, T., Kühn, P., Knopf, T. (2019): Neolithic settlement dynamics derived from archaeological data and colluvial deposits between the Baar and adjacent low mountain ranges, Southwest Germany. E&G Quaternary Sci. J. 68, 75-93. doi: 10.5194/egqsj-68-75-2019
  • Meier, L.A., Krauze, P., Prater, I., Horn, F., Schaefer, C.E.G.R., Scholten, T., Wagner, D., Mueller, C.W., Kühn, P. (2019): Pedogenic and microbial interrelation in initial soils under semiarid climate on James Ross Island, Antarctic Peninsula region. Biogeosciences 16, 2481 – 2499. doi: 10.5194/bg-16-2481-2019
  • Goebes, P., Schmidt, K., Seitz, S., Both, S., Bruelheide, H., Erfmeier, A., Scholten, T., Kühn, P. (2019): The strength of soil-plant interactions under forest is related to a Critical Soil Depth. Scientific Reports 9: 8635. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-45156-5
  • von Suchodoletz, H., Tinapp, C., Lauer, T., Glaser, B., Stäuble, H., Kühn, P., Zielhofer, C. (2019): Distribution of Chernozems and Phaeozems in Central Germany during the Neolithic period. Quaternary International 511, 166 184. doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2017.10.041
  • Viscarra Rossel, R., Lee, J., Behrens, T., Luo, Z., Baldock, J., Richards, A., (2019): Continental-scale soil carbon composition and vulnerability modulated by regional environmental controls. Nature Geoscience, 12, 547552 doi: 10.25919/5ca56d1d0166b
  • Song, Z., Seitz, S., Li, J., Goebes, P., Schmidt, K., Kühn, P., Shi, X., Scholten, T. (2019): Tree diversity reduced soil erosion by affecting tree canopy and biological soil crust development in a subtropical forest experiment. Forest Ecology and Management 444, 6977. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2019.04.015
  • Acksel, A., Giani, L., Stasch, C., Kühn, P., Potthoff, K., Eiter, S., Regier, T., Leinweber, P., (2019): Humus-rich topsoils in SW Norway - Molecular and isotopic signatures of soil organic matter as indicators for anthropo-pedogensis. Catena 172, 831–845. doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2018.09.005
  • Seitz, S., Goebes, P., Loaiza Puerta, V., Pujol Pereira, E. I., Wittwer, R., Six, J., Heijden, M. G. A. van der, Scholten, T. (2019): Conservation tillage and organic farming reduce soil erosion. Agronomy for Sustainable Development 39: 4. doi:10.1007/s13593-018-0545-z


  • Yang, Y, Viscarra Rossel, R.A., Li, S., Bissett, A., Lee, J., Shi, Z., Behrens, T., Court, L., (2018): Soil bacterial abundance and diversity better explained and predicted with spectro-transfer functions. Soil Biology & Biochemistry Vol. 129, pp. 29 38. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.11.005
  • Behrens, T., Schmidt, K., MacMillan, R.A., Viscarra Rossel, R. (2018): Multi-scale Digital Soil Mapping with deep learning. Scientific Reports 8,15244. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-33516-6
  • Scholten, T., Baumann, F., Schleuss, P.-M., He, J,-S. (2018): Soils, Climate, Vegetation, and Land-Use Feedbacks on the Tibetan Plateau. In: Lal, R., Stewart, B.A. (eds.): Soil and climate. Advances in Soil Science, 78 90. CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1498783651.
  • Kühn, P., Henkner, J. (2018): Permafrost-affected Soils, Climate, and Feedbacks in West Greenland. In: Lal, R., Stewart, B.A. (eds.). Soil and Climate. Advances in Soil Science, 92 97. CRC Press. ISBN: 978-1498783651.
  • Arnold, U., Scholten, T. (2018): A Kind of Soil Genesis on Canvas. In: Toland, A., Noller, J. S., Wessolek, G. (eds.): Field to Palette: Dialogues on Soil and Art in the Anthropocene. CRC Press, 137 – 148.
  • Dazzi, C., Cornelis, W., Costantini, E. A. C., Dumitru, M., Fullen, M. A., Gabriels, D., Kasparinskis, R., Kertész, A., Lo Papa, G., Pérès, G., Rickson, J., Rubio, J. L., Scholten, T., Theocharopoulos, S., Vasenev (2018): The contribution of the European Society for Soil Conservation (ESSC) to scientific knowledge, education and sustainability. International Soil and Water Conservation Research. doi: 10.1016/j.iswcr.2018.11.003
  • Ahlrichs, J., Henkner J., Schmidt, K., Scholten, T., Kühn, P., Knopf, T. (2018): Bronzezeitliche Siedlungsdynamiken zwischen der Baar und angrenzenden Naturräumen. In: Bianka, N., Daniel N., Martin, B. (eds.) Bronzezeitlicher Transport - Akteure, Mittel und Wege. RessourcenKulturen 8, 269 – 304. doi: 10.15496/publikation-26722
  • Huang Y., Chen Y., Castro-Izaguirre N., Baruffol M., Brezzi M., Lang A., Li Y., Härdtle W., Oheimb G. von, Yang X., Liu X., Pei K., Both S., Yang B., Eichenberg D., Assmann T., Bauhus J., Behrens T., Buscot F., Chen X.-Y., Chesters D., Ding B.-Y., Durka W., Erfmeier A., Fang J., Fischer M., Guo L.-D., Guo D., Gutknecht J.L.M., He J.-S., He C.-L., Hector A., Hönig L., Hu R.-Y., Klein A.-M., Kühn P., Liang Y., Li S., Michalski S., Scherer-Lorenzen M., Schmidt K., Scholten T., Schuldt A., Shi X., Tan M.-Z., Tang Z., Trogisch S., Wang Z., Welk E., Wirth C., Wubet T., Xiang W., Yu M., Yu X.-D., Zhang J., Zhang S., Zhang N., Zhou H.-Z., Zhu C.-D., Zhu L., Bruelheide H., Ma K., Niklaus P.A., Schmid B., (2018): Impacts of species richness on productivity in a large-scale subtropical forest experiment. Science 362(6410), 80 – 83. doi: 10.1126/science.aat6405
  • Kühn, P., Aguilar, J., Miedema, R., Bronnikova, M. (2018): Textural features and related horizons. In: Stoops, G., Marcelino, V., Mees, F. (eds.). Interpretation of micromorphological features of soils and regoliths. Their relevance for pedogenic studies and classifications. Elsevier, 377 – 423. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-63522-8.00014-0
  • Weißbecker, C., Wubet, T., Lentendu, G., Kühn, P., Scholten, T., Bruelheide, H., Buscot, F. (2018): Experimental evidence of functional group-dependent effects of tree diversity on soil fungi in subtropical forests. Frontiers in Microbiology 9, 2312. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.02312
  • Liu, X., Trogisch, S., He, J.-S., Niklaus, P.A., Bruelheide, H., Tang, Z., Erfmeier, A., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Pietsch, K.A., Yang, B., Kühn, P., Scholten, T., Huang, Y., Wang, C., Staab, M., Leppert, K.N., Wirth, C., Schmid, B., Ma, K. (2018): Tree diversity richness increases ecosystem carbon storage in subtropical forests. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285: 20181240. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.1240
  • Bliedtner, M., Zech, R., Kühn, P., Schneider, B., Zielhofer, C., von Suchodoletz, H. (2018). The potential of leaf wax biomarkers from fluvial soil-sediment sequences for paleovegetation reconstructions - Upper Alazani River, central southern Greater Caucasus (Georgia). Quaternary Science Reviews 196, 62 – 79. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.07.029
  • Schuldt, A., Assmann, T., Brezzi, M., Buscot, F., Eichenberg, D., Gutknecht, J., Härdtle, W., He, J-S., Klein, A.M., Kühn, P., Liu, X., Ma, K.P., Niklaus, P.A, Pietsch, K.A., Purahong, W., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmid, B., Scholten, T., Staab, M., Tang, Z.Y., Trogisch, S., von Oheimb, G., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Zhu, C-D., Bruelheide, H. (2018): Biodiversity across trophic levels drives multifunctionality in highly diverse forests. Nature Communications 9, Article number: 2989. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-05421-z
  • Behrens, T., Schmidt, K., Viscarra Rossel, R.A., Gries, P., Scholten, T., MacMillan, R.A. (2018): Spatial modelling with Euclidean distance fields and machine learning. Eur J Soil Sci. doi: 10.1111/ejss.12687
  • Bernhard, N., Moskwa, L.-M., Schmidt, K., Oeser, R.A., Aburto, F., Bader, M.Y., Baumann, K., Blanckenburg, F. von, Boy, J., van den Brink, L., Brucker, E., Büdel, B., Canessa, R., Dippold, M.A., Ehlers, T.A., Fuentes, J.P., Godoy, R., Jung, P., Karsten, U., Köster, M., Kuzyakov, Y., Leinweber, P., Neidhardt, H., Matus, F., Mueller, C.W., Oelmann, Y., Oses, R., Osses, P., Paulino, L., Samolov, E., Schaller, M., Schmid, M., Spielvogel, S., Spohn, M., Stock, S., Stroncik, N., Tielbörger, K., Übernickel, K., Scholten, T., Seguel, O., Wagner, D., 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
  • Hounkpatin, O.K.L., Schmidt, K., Stumpf, F., Forkuor, G., Behrens, T., Scholten, T., Amelung, W., Welp, G. (2018): Predicting reference soil groups using legacy data: a data pruning and Random Forest approach for tropical environment (Dano catchment, Burkina Faso). Scientific Reports 8:9959. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-28244-w
  • Oeser, R.A., Stroncik, N., Moskwa, L.M., Bernhard, N., Schaller, M., Canessa, R., van den Brink, L., Köster, M., Brucker, E., Stock, S., Fuentes, J.P., Godoy, R., Matus, F.J., Pedraza, R.O., McIntyre, P.O., Paulino, L., Seguel, O., Bader, M.Y., Boy, J., Dippold, M.A., Ehlers, T.A., Kühn, P., Kuzyakov, Y., Leinweber, P., Scholten, T., Spielvogel, S., Spohn, M., Übernickel, K., Tielbörger, K., Wagner, D., 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
  • De Castro Portes, R., Dahms D., Brandová D., Raab G., Christl M., Kühn P., Ketterer M., Egli M., (2018): Evolution of soil erosion rates in alpine soils of the Central Rocky Mountains using fallout Pu and δ13C. Earth and Planetary Sciene Letters 496, 257 – 269. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2018.06.002
  • Henkner, J., Ahlrichs, J.J., Downey, S., Fuchs, M., James, B.R., Junge, A., Knopf, T., Scholten, T., Kühn, P. (2018): Archaeopedological analysis of colluvial deposits in favourable and unfavourable areas: Reconstruction of land use dynamics in SW Germany. Royal Society Open Science 5: 171624. doi: 10.1098/rsos.171624
  • Binkenstein, J., Klein, A.M., Assmann, T., Buscot, F., Erfmeier, A., Ma, K., Pietsch, K.A., Schmidt, K., Scholten, T., Wubet, T., Bruelheide, H., Schuldt, A. & Staab, M. (2018): Multi-trophic guilds respond differently to changing elevation in a subtropical forest. Ecography 41(6), 1013 – 1023. doi: 10.1111/ecog.03086
  • Song, Z., Seitz, S., Zhu, P., Goebes, P., Shi, X., Xu, S., Wang, M., Schmidt, K., Scholten, T. (2018): Spatial distribution of LAI and its relationship with throughfall kinetic energy of common tree species in a Chinese subtropical forest plantation. Forest Ecology and Management 425, 189 – 195. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2018.05.046
  • Schwab, N., Kaczka, R. J., Janecka, K., Böhner, J., Chaudhary, R. P., Scholten, T., Schickhoff, U. (2018): Climate change-induced shift of tree growth sensitivity at a central Himalayan treeline ecotone. Forests 9(5), 267. doi:10.3390/f9050267
  • Teng H., Viscarra Rossel, R.A., Shi, Z., Behrens, T. (2018): Updating a national soil classification with spectroscopic predictions and digital soil mapping. Catena 164. doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2018.01.015
  • Stumpf, F., Keller, A., Schmidt, K., Mayr, A., Gubler, A., Schaepman, M. (2018): Spatio-temporal land use dynamics and soil organic carbon in Swiss agroecosystems. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 258, 129 – 142. doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2018.02.012
  • Djukic, I., Kepfer-Rojas, S., Kappel Schmidt, I., Steenberg Larsen, K., Beier, C., Berg, B., Verheyen, K., TeaComposition Team with Scholten, T., Seitz, S. et al. (2018): Early stage litter decomposition across biomes. Science of the Total Environment (628-629), 1369 – 1394. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.01.012
  • Spinola D.N., de Castro Portes, R., Srivastava P., Torrent J., Barrón V., Kühn, P. (2018): Diagenetic reddening of Early Eocene paleosols on King George Island, Antarctica. Geoderma 315, 149 – 159. doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2017.11.010
  • Henkner, J., Ahlrichs, J., Fischer, E., Fuchs, M., Knopf, T., Rösch, M., Scholten, T., Kühn, P. (2018): Land use dynamics derived from colluvial deposits and bogs in the Black Forest, Germany. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 181(2), 240 – 260. doi: 10.1002/jpln.201700249

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  • Korkka, М.А., Sedov, S.N., Sinitsyn, А.А., Otcherednoy, А.К., Kühn, P. (2017): Paleosols in the thin sections of Kostenki 14 and Khotylevo I: Chronicle of the natural conditions and archaeological complexes OIS 3. In: V.N. Kovalevsky, VN (Ed.): Multidisciplinary methods in the study and preservation of sites in the Kostenki-Borshchevo archaeological area : Proceedings of International Theoretical and Practical Conference (Voronezh, September 15–17, 2016); Department of Culture of Voronezh Region; Voronezh State University. – Voronezh: VSU Publishing House, 27-46. ISBN 978-5-9273-2549-8 [in Russian]
  • Seitz, S., Nebel, M., Goebes, P., Käppeler, K., Schmidt, K., Shi, X., Song, Z., Webber, C.L., Weber, B., Scholten, T. (2017): Bryophyte-dominated biological soil crusts mitigate soil erosion in an early successional Chinese subtropical forest. Biogeosciences 14(24), 5775 – 5788. doi: 10.5194/bg-14-5775-2017
  • Pietsch D., Kühn P. (2017): Buried soils in the context of geoarchaeological research - two examples from Germany and Ethiopia. Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 9(8), 1571 – 1583. doi: 10.1007/s12520-014-0180-9
  • Bürzle, B., Schickhoff, U., Schwab, N., Wernicke, L., Müller, Y.K., Böhner, J., Chaudhary, R.P., Scholten, T., Oldeland, J. (2017): Seedling recruitment and facilitation dependence on safe site characteristics in a Himalayan treeline ecotone. Plant Ecology. doi: 10.1007/s11258-017-0782-2
  • Teuber, S., Ahlrichs, J., Henkner, J., Kühn, P., Scholten, T. (2017): SoilCultures - the adaptive cycles of agrarian soil use in Central Europe: an interdisciplinary study using soil scientific and archaeological research. Ecology and Society 22(4). doi: 10.5751/ES-09729-220413
  • Trogisch, S., Schuldt, A., Bauhus, J., Blum, J.A., Both, S., Buscot, F., Castro Izaguirre, N., Chesters, D., Durka, W., Eichenberg, D., Erfmeier, A., Fischer, M., Geißler, C., Germany, M.S., Goebes, P., Gutknecht, J., Hahn, C.Z., Haider, S., Härdtle, W., He, J.-S., Hector, A., Hönig, L., Huang, Y., Klein, A.-M., Kühn, P., Kunz, M., Leppert, K.N., Li, Y., Liu, X., Niklaus, P.A., Pei, Z., Pietsch, K.A., Prinz, R., Proß, T., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmidt, K., Scholten, T., Seitz, S., Song, Z., Staab M., von Oheimb, G., Weißbecker, C., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Yang, B., Yang, X., Zhu, C.-D., Schmid, B., Ma, K., Bruelheide, H. (2017): Toward a methodical framework for comprehensively assessing forest multifunctionality. Ecology and Evolution 7(24), 10652 – 10674. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3488
  • Scholten, T., Teuber, S. (Hrsg.): Tübingen und seine Umgebung - Ein Exkursionsführer zum Deutschen Kongress für Geographie. Tübinger Geographische Studien 152 (2017), 302 Seiten, ISBN 978-3-88121-082-9.
  • Megerle, H., Scholten, T. (2017): Bausteine erzählen Stadtgeschichte - Natursteine und ihre Verwendung in der Tübingen Altstadt. In: Scholten, T., Teuber, S. (Hrsg.): Tübingen und seine Umgebung - Ein Exkursionsführer zum Deutschen Kongress für Geographie. Tübinger Geographische Studien 152, 101 – 112 (2017), ISBN 978-3-88121-082-9.
  • Behrens, T., Schmidt, K., MacMillan, R.A., Viscarra Rossel, R.A. (2017): Multiscale contextual spatial modelling with the Gaussian scale space. Geoderma 310: 128 – 137. doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2017.09.015
  • Bürzle, B., Schickhoff, U., Schwab, N., Oldeland, J., Müller, M., Böhner, J., Chaudhary, R.P., Scholten, T., Dickoré, W.B. (2017): Phytosociology and ecology of treeline ecotone vegetation in Rolwaling Himal, Nepal. Phytocoenologia 47 (2): 197 – 220. doi: 10.1127/phyto/2017/0130
  • Spinola, D.N., Pi-Puig, T., Solleiro-Rebolledo, E., Sedov, S., Egli, M., Plötze, M., Sudo, M., Kühn, P. (2017): Origin of clay minerals in Early Eocene volcanic paleosols on King George Island, Maritime Antarctica. Scientific Reports 7, 6368. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-06617-x
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