Julia Seeber

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The effect of 15N-labelled litter of different quality (Luzula sylvatica, a grass species, Vaccinium gaultheroides, a deciduous dwarf shrub, and Calluna vulgaris, a hardy dwarf shrub) and the presence of macro-decomposers (Lumbricus rubellus, Lumbricidae, and Enantiulus nanus, Diplopoda) on the growth of Dactylis glomerata (Poaceae), a grass species(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether C-reactive protein (CRP) serum levels are associated with prognosis in surgically treated endometrial cancer. METHODS In the present multicenter study, CRP serum levels were measured preoperatively in 403 surgically staged patients with endometrioid endometrial cancer. Results were correlated to clinical data. RESULTS The(More)
Degradation of litter strongly depends on its chemical composition, which in turn affects the associated microorganisms. In the alpine region, the abandonment of pastures leads to a rigorous change in the composition of the litter layer, shifting from grass to highly recalcitrant dwarf shrub litter, thus affecting the food web and decomposition processes.(More)
Bacterial clone libraries of the gut microbiota of nurtured and starved Cylindroiulus fulviceps specimens displayed the predominance of the phyla Bacteroidetes (55 and 37 %, respectively) and Proteobacteria (40 and 35 %, respectively) and a high similarity to bacteria previously detected in the intestinal tract of termites and beetles, which are known to(More)
The earthworm, Lumbricus rubellus, plays an essential role in soil ecosystems as it affects organic matter decomposition and nutrient cycling. By ingesting a mixture of organic and mineral material, a variety of bacteria and fungi are carried to the intestinal tract of the earthworm. To get a better understanding of the interactions between L. rubellus and(More)
On alpine pastureland the decline in large-bodied earthworm numbers and biomass after abandonment of management might be the result of a shift from highly palatable grass litter to poorly digestible leaf litter of dwarf shrubs. To test this hypothesis, we analysed nitrogen, phosphorous and total phenolic contents of fresh and aged litter of eight commonly(More)
We tested whether experimental summer drought affects the transfer of recently photosynthesized carbon from plants to soil mesofauna in a subalpine meadow. From day one after (13)CO(2) pulse-labelling of the plant canopy, roots, collembolans and mites were enriched in δ(13)C in control, but not in drought plots. However, as the difference in δ(13)C between(More)
This article documents the public availability of (i) microbiomes in diet and gut of larvae from the dipteran Dilophus febrilis using massive parallel sequencing, (ii) SNP and SSR discovery and characterization in the transcriptome of the Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus, L) and (iii) assembled transcriptome for an endangered, endemic Iberian cyprinid(More)
Although soil invertebrates play a decisive role in maintaining ecosystem functioning, little is known about their structural composition in Alpine soils and how their abundances are affected by the currently ongoing land-use changes. In this study, we re-assessed the soil macrofauna community structure of managed and abandoned Alpine pastureland, which has(More)
Little is known about the effect of decomposer diversity on litter decomposition in alpine areas. Especially under the premise that alpine ecosystems are very sensitive to global change and are currently undergoing extensive land-use changes, a better understanding is needed to predict how environmental change will affect litter decomposition. A mesocosm(More)
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