• Publications
  • Influence
The European spruce bark beetle Ips typographus in a national park: from pest to keystone species
The influence of natural disturbance on biodiversity is poorly known in the intensively cultivated landscape of Europe. As an example of insect disturbance we studied effects of gaps generated byExpand
  • 180
  • 11
  • PDF
Landscape simplification filters species traits and drives biotic homogenization
Biodiversity loss can affect the viability of ecosystems by decreasing the ability of communities to respond to environmental change and disturbances. Agricultural intensification is a major driverExpand
  • 203
  • 6
  • PDF
Arthropod decline in grasslands and forests is associated with landscape-level drivers
Recent reports of local extinctions of arthropod species1, and of massive declines in arthropod biomass2, point to land-use intensification as a major driver of decreasing biodiversity. However, toExpand
  • 157
  • 6
Current near-to-nature forest management effects on functional trait composition of saproxylic beetles in beech forests.
With the aim of wood production with negligible negative effects on biodiversity and ecosystem processes, a silvicultural practice of selective logging with natural regeneration has been implementedExpand
  • 153
  • 6
  • PDF
Seed consumption and dispersal of ant-dispersed plants by slugs
In beech-dominated forests in Central Europe, many spring geophytes show adaptations to seed dispersal by ants (myrmecochory). Ants, however, can be rare in such moist forests. Motivated byExpand
  • 45
  • 6
Biodiversity at multiple trophic levels is needed for ecosystem multifunctionality
Many experiments have shown that loss of biodiversity reduces the capacity of ecosystems to provide the multiple services on which humans depend. However, experiments necessarily simplify theExpand
  • 290
  • 5
  • PDF
Land-use intensification causes multitrophic homogenization of grassland communities
Land-use intensification is a major driver of biodiversity loss. Alongside reductions in local species diversity, biotic homogenization at larger spatial scales is of great concern for conservation.Expand
  • 172
  • 5
Building-Up of a DNA Barcode Library for True Bugs (Insecta: Hemiptera: Heteroptera) of Germany Reveals Taxonomic Uncertainties and Surprises
During the last few years, DNA barcoding has become an efficient method for the identification of species. In the case of insects, most published DNA barcoding studies focus on species of theExpand
  • 65
  • 5
  • PDF
Three-dimensional partitioning of diversity informs state-wide strategies for the conservation of saproxylic beetles
Global conventions on biological diversity force governments to develop region-wide conservation strategies. Such strategies are difficult to design for all taxa because little is known about theExpand
  • 55
  • 5
Increasing temperature may compensate for lower amounts of dead wood in driving richness of saproxylic beetles
Early View (EV): 1-EVfor many species, such as old, dead, or dying trees, are signif-icantly reduced (Whitehouse 2006). This lack of dead-wood resources has been identified as a major weakness of theExpand
  • 73
  • 5