Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Gutianshan [(c) Christian Ristok]


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Publications Bruelheide


  • Nadrowski, K., Pietsch, K., Baruffol, M., Both, S., Gutknecht, J., Bruelheide, H., Heklau, H., Kahl, A., Kahl, T., Niklaus, P., Kröber, W., Liu, X.J., Mi, X.C., Michalski, S., von Oheimb, G., Purschke, O., Schmid, B., Teng, F., Welk, E. & Wirth, C. (2014): Tree species traits but not diversity mitigate stem breakage in a subtropical forest following a rare and extreme ice storm. - PLoS One 9: e96022. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0096022   ).
  • Li, Y., Härdtle, W., Bruelheide, H., Nadrowski, K., Scholten, T., von Wehrden, H. & von Oheimb, G. (2014): Site and neighborhood effects on growth of tree saplings in subtropical plantations (China). - Forest Ecology and Management 327: 118–127. (   )
  • Kröber, W., Bruelheide, H. (2014): Transpiration and stomatal control: a cross-species study of leaf traits in 39 evergreen and deciduous broadleaved subtropical tree species. - Trees - Structure and Function 28: 901-914.
    (DOI 10.1007/s00468-014-1004-3).
  • Hofmann, M., Jager, M. & Bruelheide, H. (2014): Relationship between frost hardiness of adults and seedlings of different tree species. - iForest
    (doi: 10.3832/ifor1076-007).
  • Eichenberg, D., Ristok, C., Kröber, W. & Bruelheide, H. (2014): Plant polyphenols - implications of different sampling, storage and sample processing in biodiversity ecosystem functioning experiments. - Chemistry and Ecology (in the press). (DOI: 10.1080/02757540.2014.894987).
  • Hantsch, L., Braun, U., Haase, J., Purschke, O., Scherer-Lorenzen, M. & Bruelheide, H. (2014): No functional tree diversity effects on foliar fungal pathogens in experimental tree communities. - Fungal Diversity (in the press). (DOI 10.1007/s13225-013-0273-2).
  • Schuldt, A., Assmann, T., Bruelheide, H., Durka, W., Eichenberg, D., Härdtle, W., Kröber, W., Michalski, S.G. & Purschke, O. (2014): Functional and phylogenetic diversity of woody plants drive herbivory in a highly diverse forest. - New Phytologist 202: 864–873. (doi: 10.1111/nph.12695).
  • Bruelheide, H., Nadrowski, K., Assmann, T., Bauhus, J., Both, S., Buscot, F., Chen, X.-Y., Ding, B.Y., Durka, W., Erfmeier, A., Gutknecht, J.L.M., Guo, D.L., Guo, L.-D., Härdtle, W., He, J.-S., Klein, A.-M., Kühn, P., Liang, Y., Liu, X.J., Michalski, S., Niklaus, P.A., Pei, K.Q., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scholten, T., Schuldt, A., Seidler, G., Trogisch, S., von Oheimb, G., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Yang, X.F., Yu, M.J., Zhang, S.R., Zhou, H.Z., Fischer, M., Ma, K.P., Schmid, B. (2013): Designing forest biodiversity experiments: general considerations illustrated by a new large experiment in subtropical China. - Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5: 74–89. (doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12126).
  • Beckmann, M., Bruelheide, H. & Erfmeier, A. (2014): Local performance of six clonal alien species differs between native and invasive regions in Germany and New Zealand. - Austral Ecology 39: 378-387. (doi:10.1111/aec.12087   ).
  • Schuldt, A., Bruelheide, H., Durka, W., Michalski, S.G., Purschke, O. & Assmann, T. (2014): Tree diversity promotes functional dissimilarity and maintains functional richness despite species losses in predator assemblages. - Oecologia 174: 533-543. (DOI 10.1007/s00442-013-2790-9).
  • Böhnke, M., Kröber, W., Welk, E., Wirth, C. & Bruelheide, H. (2014): Maintenance of constant functional diversity during secondary succession of a subtropical forest in China. - Journal of Vegetation Science 25: 897-911. (Doi: 10.1111/jvs.12114).
  • Lang, A.C., von Oheimb, G., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Yang, B., Trogisch, S., Bruelheide, H., Ma, K.P. & Härdtle, W. (2014): Mixed afforestations of young subtropical trees promote nitrogen acquisition and retention.- Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 224-233. (DOI:10.1111/1365-2664.12157   ).


  • Hantsch, L., Braun, U., Scherer-Lorenzen, M. & Bruelheide, H. (2013): Tree species richness and tree species identity effects on occurrence of foliar fungal pathogens in a tree diversity experiment. - Ecosphere 4 (7): 81. (   ).
  • Baruffol, M., Schmid, B., Bruelheide, H., Chi, X., Hector, A., Ma, K.P., Michalski, S., Tang, X.Y., Niklaus, P.A. (2013): Biodiversity promotes tree growth during succession in subtropical forest. - PLoS ONE 8: e81246. (Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0081246   ).
  • Baeten L, Verheyen K, Wirth C, Bruelheide H, Bussotti F, Finér L, Jaroszewicz B, Selvi F, Valladares F, Allan E, Ampoorter E, Auge H, Avăcăriței D, Barbaro L, Bărnoaiea I, Bauhus J, Beinhoff C, Benavides R, Benneter A, Berger S, Berthold F, Boberg J, Bonal D, Brüggemann W, Carnol M, Castagneyrol B, Charbonnier Y, Chećko E, Coomes D, Coppi A, Dalmaris E, Dănilă G, Dawud S.M., de Vries W, De Wandeler H, Deconchat M, Domisch T, Duduman G, Fischer M, Fotelli M, Gimeno T.E., Granier A, Grossiord C, Guyot V, Hantsch L, Hattenschwiler S, Hector A, Hermy M, Holland V, Jactel H, Koricheva J, Lexer M, Liebergesell, M., Müller S, Muys B, Nguyen D, Nichiforel L, Pollastrini M, Radoglou K, Raulund-Rasmussen K, Seiferling, I., Stenlid J, Vesterdal L, von Wilpert, K., Zavala, M.A., Zielinski, D., Scherer-Lorenzen, M. (2013) A novel comparative research platform designed to determine the functional significance of forest tree diversity in Europe. - Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 15: 281-291. (   ).
  • Lang, A.C., Härdtle, W., Bruelheide, H. & von Oheimb, G. (2013): Local neighbourhood competition following an extraordinary snow break event: implications for tree-individual growth. iForest 2013: e2-e6. (DOI:10.3832/ifor1033-007   ).
  • Hantsch, L., Braun, U., Scherer-Lorenzen, M. & Bruelheide, H. (2013): Tree species richness and tree species identity effects on occurrence of foliar fungal pathogens in a tree diversity experiment. - Ecosphere 4 (7): 81. (   ).
  • Wu, Y.-T., Wubet, T., Trogisch, S., Both, S., Scholten, T., Bruelheide, H., & Buscot, F. (2013): Forest age and plant species composition determine the soil fungal community structure in a Chinese subtropical forest. - PLoS ONE 8: e66829 (DOI::10.1371/journal.pone.0066829   ).
  • Yang, X., Bauhus, J., Both, S., Fang, T., Härdtle, W., Kröber, W., Ma, K.P., Nadrowski, K., Pei, K., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scholten, T., Seidler, G., Schmid, B., von Oheimb, G. & Bruelheide, H. (2013): Establishment success in a forest biodiversity and ecosystem functioning experiment in subtropical China (BEF-China). - European Journal of Forest Research 132: 593-606 (DOI:10.1007/s10342-013-0696-z   ).
  • Patsias, K. & Bruelheide, H. (2013): Climate change – bad news for montane forest herb layer species? – Acta Oecologica 50: 10-19.
  • Erfmeier, A., Hantsch, L. & Bruelheide, H. (2013): The role of propagule pressure, genetic diversity and microsite availability for Senecio vernalis invasion. - PLoS ONE 8: e57029 (DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0057029   ).
  • Nadrowski, K., Ratcliffe, S., Bönisch, G., Bruelheide, H., Kattge, J., Liu, X.J., Maicher, L., Mi, X.C., Prilop, M., Seifarth, D., Welter, K., Windisch, S., Wirth, C. (2013): Harmonizing, annotating, and sharing data in biodiversity-ecosystem functioning research. - Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4: 201–205 (DOI:10.1111/2041-210x.12009   ).
  • Geißler, C., Nadrowski, K., Kühn, P., Baruffol, M., Bruelheide, H., Schmid, B. & Scholten, T. (2013): Kinetic energy of raindrops in subtropical forests of SE China - Effects of tree canopy structure, functional traits, and biodiversity. - PLoS ONE 8: e49618
    (DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0049618   ).
  • Hofmann, M., Bütof, A., Welk, E. & Bruelheide, H. (2013): Relationship between fundamental and realized niches in terms of frost and drought resistance. - Preslia 85: 1–17.
  • Böhnke, M. & Bruelheide, H. (2013): How do evergreen and deciduous species respond to shade? - Tolerance and plasticity of subtropical tree and shrub species of South-East China. - Environmental and Experimental Botany 87: 179– 190 (DOI:10.1016/j.envexpbot.2012.09.010   ).
  • Hantsch, L., Bruelheide, H. & Erfmeier, A. (2013): High phenotypic variation of seed traits, germination characteristics and genetic diversity of an invasive annual weed. - Seed Science Research 23: 27–40 (DOI:10.1017/S096025851200030X.   ).


  • Hector, A., von Felten, S., Hautier, Y., Weilenmann, M., & Bruelheide, H. (2012): Effects of dominance and diversity on productivity along Ellenberg’s experimental water table gradients. – PLoS ONE 7: e43358 (DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0043358.   ).
  • Bachmann, D., Both, S., Bruelheide, H., Ding, B.Y., Gao, M., Härdtle, W., Scherer-Lorenzen, M. & Erfmeier, A. (2012): Functional trait similarity of native and invasive herb species in subtropical China – environment-specific differences are the key. - Environmental and Experimental Botany 83: 82-92 (DOI:10.1016/j.envexpbot.2012.04.009.   ).
  • Lang, A.C., Härdtle, W., Baruffol, M., Böhnke, M., Bruelheide, H., Schmid, B., von Wehrden H., von Oheimb, G. (2012):. Mechanisms promoting tree species coexistence: Experimental evidence with saplings of subtropical forest ecosystems of China. - Journal of Vegetation Science 23: 837–846 (DOI:10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01403.x.   ).
  • Schuldt, A., Bruelheide, H., Durka, W., Eichenberg, D., Fischer, M., Kröber, W., Härdtle, W., Ma, K.P., Michalski, S., Palm, W.-U., Schmid, B., Welk, E., Zhou, H.Z. & Assmann, T. (2012): Plant traits affecting herbivory on tree recruits in highly diverse subtropical forests. - Ecology Letters 15: 732-739 (DOI:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01792.x.   ).
  • Kröber, W., Böhnke, M., Welk, E., Wirth, C. & Bruelheide, H. (2012): Leaf trait-environment relationships in a subtropical broadleaved forest in South-East China. PLoS ONE 7: e35742 (DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0035742.   ).
  • Wu, Y.T., Gutknecht, J., Nadrowski, K., Geißler, C., Kühn, P., Scholten, T., Both, S., Erfmeier, A., Böhnke, M., Bruelheide, H., Wubet, T. & Buscot, F. (2012): Relationships between soil microorganisms, plant communities and soil characteristics in Chinese subtropical forests. - Ecosystems 15: 624-636 (DOI:10.1007/s10021-012-9533-3.   ).
  • Schuldt, A., Bruelheide, H., Härdtle, W. & Assmann, T. (2012): Predator assemblage structure and temporal variability of species richness and abundance in forests of high tree diversity. - Biotropica 44: 793-800 (DOI:10.1111/j.1744-7429.2012.00876.x.   ).
  • Schmidtlein, S., Feilhauer, H. & Bruelheide, H. (2012): Mapping plant strategy types using remote sensing. - Journal Vegetation Science 23: 395-405 (DOI:10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01370.x.   ).
  • Beckmann, M., Hock, M., Bruelheide, H. & Erfmeier, E. (2012): The role of UV-B radiation in the invasion of Hieracium pilosella - a comparison of German and New Zealand plants. - Environmental and Experimental Botany 75: 173-180 (DOI:10.1016/j.envexpbot.2011.09.010   ).
  • Both, S., Fang, T., Baruffol, M., Schmid, B., Bruelheide, H. & Erfmeier, A. (2012): Effects of tree sapling diversity and nutrient addition on herb-layer invasibility in young experimental communities of subtropical species. - Open Journal of Ecology 2: 1-12 (DOI:10.4236/oje.2012.21001   ).
  • Geißler, C., Kühn, P., Böhnke, M., Bruelheide, H., Shi, X. & Scholten, T. (2010): Splash erosion potential under tree canopies in subtropical SE China. – Catena 91: 85-93 (DOI:10.1016/j.catena.2010.10.009   ).
  • Bütof, A., von Riedmatten, L.R., Dormann, C.F., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Welk, E. & Bruelheide, H. (2012): The responses of grassland plants to experimentally simulated climate change depend on land use and region. - Global Change Biology 18: 127–137 (DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02539.x   ).


  • Beckmann, M., Bruelheide, H. & Erfmeier, A. (2011): Germination responses of three grassland species differ between native and invasive origins. – Ecological Research 26: 763-771 (DOI:10.1007/s11284-011-0834-3   ).
  • Böhnke, M., Kreißig, N., Kröber, W., Fang, T. & Bruelheide, H. (2011): Wood trait-environment relationships in a secondary forest succession in South-East China. - Trees - Structure and Function DOI:10.1007/s00468-011-0632-0.   
  • Both, S., Fang, T., Böhnke, M., Bruelheide, H., Geißler, C., Kühn, P., Scholten, T., Trogisch, S. & Erfmeier, A. (2011): Lack of tree layer control on herb layer characteristics in a subtropical forest, China. - Journal of Vegetation 22: 1120–1131 (doi:10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01324.x   ).
  • Bruelheide, H., Böhnke, M., Both, S., Fang, T., Assmann, T., Baruffol, M., Bauhus, J., Buscot, F., Chen, X.-Y., Ding, B.-Y., Durka, W., Erfmeier, A., Fischer, M., Geißler, C., Guo, D., Guo, L.-D., Härdtle, W., He, J.-S., Hector, A., Kröber, W., Kühn, P., Lang, A.C., Nadrowski, K., Pei, K.Q., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Shi, X.Z., Scholten, T., Schuldt, A., Trogisch, S., von Oheimb, G., Welk, E., Wirth, C., Wu, Y.-T., Yang, X.F., Yu, M.J., Zeng, X.Q., Zhang, S.R., Zhou, H.Z., Ma, K.P. & Schmid, B. (2011): Community assembly during secondary forest succession in a Chinese subtropical forest. – Ecological Monographs 81: 25-41 (doi:10.1890/09-2172.1   ).
  • Bütof, A. & Bruelheide, H. (2011): Effects of an unspecialized soil pathogen on congeneric species with different geographic distribution. – Preslia 83: 205–217.
  • Erfmeier, A. & Bruelheide, H. (2011): Maintenance of high genetic diversity during invasion of Rhododendron ponticum in the British Isles. - International Journal of Plant Sciences 172: 795–806 (DOI:10.1086/660194   ).
  • Erfmeier, A., Böhnke, M. & Bruelheide, H. (2010): Secondary invasion of Acer negundo – A shift in strategies from reproduction towards persistence? – Biological Invasions 7: 1599-1614 (DOI:10.1007/s10530-010-9917-2   ).
  • Erfmeier, A., Tsaliki, M., Roß, C. & Bruelheide, H. (2011): Genetic and phenotypic differentiation between invasive and native Rhododendron (Ericaceae) taxa and the role of hybridization. – Ecology and Evolution (doi:10.1002/ece3.38   ).
  • Hellmund, M., Wennrich, V., Becher, H., Krichel, A., Bruelheide, H. & Melles, M. (2011): Zur Vegetationsgeschichte im Umfeld des Süßen Sees, Lkr. Mansfeld-Südharz – Ergebnisse von Pollen- und Elementanalysen. - In: Bork, H.-R., Meller, H. & Gerlach, R. (Hrsg.): Umweltarchäologie - Naturkatastrophen und Umweltwandel im archäologischen Befund. 3. Mitteldeutscher Archäologentag vom 07.-09. Oktober 2010 in Halle (Saale), pp. 111-127.
    [Veröffentlichungen des Landesamtes für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie Sachsen-Anhalt.]
  • Jandt, U., von Wehrden, H. & Bruelheide, H. (2011): Exploring large vegetation databases to detect temporal trends in species occurrences. - Journal of Vegetation Science (doi:10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01318.x   ).
  • Kathke, S. & Bruelheide, H. (2011): Differences in frost hardiness of two Norway spruce morphotypes growing at Mt. Brocken, Germany. – Flora 206: 120-126 (DOI:10.1016/j.flora.2010.09.007   ).
  • Kelm, C., Ghaffary, S.M.T., Bruelheide, H., Röder, M.S., Miersch, S., Weber, W.E., Kema, G.H.J. & Saal, B. (2011): The genetic architecture of seedling resistance to Septoria tritici blotch in the doubled-haploid population Solitär x Mazurka. - Molecular Breeding (DOI:10.1007/s11032-011-9592-8   ).
  • Kirchner, K., Kathke, S. & Bruelheide, H. (2011) The interaction of gap age and microsite for herb layer species in a near-natural spruce forest. – Journal of Vegetation Science 22: 85-95 (DOI:10.1111/j.1654-1103.2010.01234.x   ).
  • Lang, A.C., Härdtle, W., Bruelheide, H., Kröber, W., Yu, M.J., Schröter, M., von Wehrden H., von Oheimb, G. (2011): Horizontal, but not vertical canopy structure is related to stand functional diversity in a subtropical slope forest. - Ecological Research DOI:10.1007/s11284-011-0887-3   ).
  • Moora, M., Berger, S., Davison, J., Opik, M., Bommarco, R., Bruelheide, H.,., Kühn, I., Kunin, W.E., Metsis, M., Rortais, A., Vanatoa, A., Vanatoa, E., Stout, J., Truusa, M., Westphal, C., Zobel, M. & Walther, G.-R. (2011): Alien plants associate with widespread generalist arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal taxa: evidence from a continental-scale study using massively parallel 454-sequencing. – Journal of Biogeography 38: 1305–1317 (doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02478.x   ).
  • Patsias, K. & Bruelheide, H. (2011): Is the degree of clonality of forest herbs dependent on gap age? Using fingerprinting approaches to assess optimum successional stages for montane forest herbs. - Ecology and Evolution (doi:10.1002/ece3.23   ).
  • Schmidtlein, S., Feilhauer, H. & Bruelheide, H. (2011): Mapping plant strategy types using remote sensing. - Journal Vegetation Science DOI:10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01370.x.   
  • Schuldt, A., Both, S., Bruelheide, H., Härdtle, W., Schmid, B., Zhou, H.Z. & Assmann, T. (2011): Predator diversity and abundance provide little support for the enemies hypothesis in forests of high tree diversity. - PloS One 6(7): e22905 (DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0022905   ).
  • von Oheimb, G., Lang, A.C., Bruelheide, H., Forrester, D.I., Wäsche, I., Yu, M.J. & Härdtle, W. (2011): Individual-tree radial growth in a species-rich subtropical forest: the role of local neighbourhood competition. Forest Ecology and Management 261: 499–507 (doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2010.10.035   ).
  • Vonlanthen, B., Zhang, X. & Bruelheide, H. (2011): Establishment and early survival of five phreatophytes of the Taklamakan Desert. - Flora 206: 100–106 (doi:10.1016/j.flora.2010.01.013   ).


  • Baasch, A., Tischew, S. & Bruelheide, H. (2010): How much effort requires a proper monitoring? Assessing the effects of different survey scenarios in a dry acidic grassland. –Journal of Vegetation Science 21: 876–887 (DOI:10.1111/j.1654-1103.2010.01193.x   ).
  • Baasch, A., Tischew, S. & Bruelheide, H. (2010): Twelve years of succession on sandy substrates in a post-mining landscape: A Markov chain analysis. – Ecological Applications 20: 1136-1147 (DOI:10.1890/09-1241.1   ).
  • Bruelheide, H., Vonlanthen, B., Jandt, U., Thomas, F.M., Foetzki, A., Gries, D., Wang, G., Zhang, X.M. & Runge, M. (2010): Life on the edge – To which degree does phreatic water sustain vegetation in the periphery of the Taklamakan Desert? – Applied Vegetation Science 13: 56–71 (DOI:10.1111/j.1654-109X.2009.01050.x   ).
  • Erfmeier, A. & Bruelheide, H. (2010): Invasibility or invasiveness? Effects of habitat, genotype, and their interaction on invasive Rhododendron ponticum populations. – Biol. Invasions 12 (3): 657-676. (DOI:10.1007/s10530-009-9472-x.   )
  • Kathke, S. & Bruelheide, H. (2010): Gap dynamics in a near-natural spruce forest at Mt. Brocken, Germany. – For. Ecol. Managem. 259: 624-632 (DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2009.11.021   ).
  • Kathke, S. & Bruelheide, H. (2010): Interaction of gap age and microsite type for the regeneration of Picea abies. – Forest Ecology and Management 259: 1597-1605 (DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2010.01.036   ).
  • Pompe, S., Hanspach, J., Badeck, F., Klotz, S., Bruelheide, H. & Kühn, I. (2010): Investigating habitat-specific plant species pools under climate change. – Basic and Applied Ecology 11: 603-611 (DOI:10.1016/j.baae.2010.08.007   ).
  • Lang, A.C., Härdtle, W., Bruelheide, H., Geißler, C., Nadrowski, K., Schuldt, A., Yu, M.Y., von Oheimb, G. (2010): Tree morphology responds to neighbourhood competition and slope in species-rich forests of subtropical China. - Forest Ecology and Mangement 260: 1708–1715 (DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2010.08.015   ).
  • Schuldt, A., Baruffol, M., Böhnke, M., Bruelheide, H., Härdtle, W. Lang, A.C., Nadrowski, K., Von Oheimb, G., Voigt, W., Zhou, H.Z. & Assmann, T. (2010): Tree diversity promotes insect herbivory in subtropical forests of south-east China. – Journal of Ecology 98: 917–926 (DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2010.01659.x   ).
  • Vonlanthen, B., Zhang, X. & Bruelheide, H. (2010): On the run for water - Root growth of two phreatophytes in the Taklamakan desert. – Journal of Arid Environments 74: 1604-1615 (DOI:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2010.07.004   ).
  • Vonlanthen, B., Zhang, X.M. & Bruelheide, H. (2010): Clonal structure and genetic diversity of three desert phreatophytes. – Am. J. Bot. 97: 234-242 (DOI:10.3732/ajb.0800329   ).


  • Baasch, A., Tischew, S. & Bruelheide, H. (2009): Insights into succession processes by temporally repeated habitat models. - J. Veg. Sci. 20: 629–638 (DOI:10.1111/j.1654-1103.2009.01082.x   ).
  • Beckmann, M., Erfmeier, A. & Bruelheide, H. (2009): A comparison of native and invasive populations of three clonal plant species in Germany and New Zealand. – J. Biogeogr. 36: 865-878 (DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2008.02048.x   ).
  • Bruelheide, H. & Luginbühl, U. (2009): Peeking at ecosystem stability - Making use of a natural disturbance experiment to analyze resistance and resilience. - Ecology 90: 1314-1325 (DOI:10.1890/07-2148.1   ).
  • Kirchner, K., Kammermeier, S. & Bruelheide, H. (2009): The response of the pseudoannual species Trientalis europaea L. to forest gap dynamics in a near-natural spruce forest. – For. Ecol. Managem. 257: 1070–1077 (DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2008.11.013   ).
  • Richter, S., Schütze, P. & Bruelheide, H. (2009): Modelling epiphytic bryophyte vegetation in an urban landscape. – J. Bryol. 31: 159-168 (DOI:10.1179/174328209X431277   ).
  • von Wehrden, H., Hanspach, J., Bruelheide, H. & Wesche, K. (2009): Pluralism and diversity - trends in the use and application of ordination methods 1990-2007. – J. Veg. Sci. 20: 695–705 (DOI:10.1111/j.1654-1103.2009.01063.x   ).


  • Baasch, A., Tischew, S. & Bruelheide, H. (2008): Long-term monitoring of sandy dry grassland in a post-mining landscape. - Proceedings 6th European Conference on Ecological Restoration, Ghent, Belgium, 8-12/09/2008.
  • Ebeling, S.K., Welk, E., Auge, H., & Bruelheide, H. (2008): Predicting the spread of an invasive plant: Combining experiments and ecological niche models. – Ecography 31: 709-719 (DOI:10.1111/j.1600-0587.2008.05470.x   ).
  • Küster, E.C., Kühn, I., Bruelheide, H. & Klotz, S. (2008): Trait interactions help explain plant invasion success in the German flora. – J. Ecol. 96: 860-868 (DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2008.01406.x   ).
  • Thomas, F.M., Foetzki, A., Gries, D., Bruelheide, H., Li, X.Y, Zeng, F.J. & Zhang, X.M. (2008): Regulation of the water status in three co-occurring phreatophytes at the southern fringe of the Taklamakan Desert. – J. Plant Ecol. 1 (4): 227-235 (DOI:10.1093/jpe/rtn023   ).


  • Bekker, R.M., van der Maarel, E., Bruelheide, H. & Woods, K. (2007): Long-term datasets: from descriptive to predictive data using eco-informatics. J. Veg. Sci. 18: 458-462 (DOI:10.1111/j.1654-1103.2007.tb02559.x   ).
  • Bruelheide, H. & Jandt, U. (2007): The relationship between dry grassland vegetation and microclimate along a west-east gradient in Central Germany. – Hercynia 40: 153-176.


  • Petřík, P. & Bruelheide, H. (2006): Species groups can be transferred across different scales. - J. Biogeogr. 33: 1628–1642 (DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2006.01514.x   ).
  • Thomas, F.M., Foetzki, A., Arndt, S.K., Bruelheide, H., Gries, D., Li, Xiangyi, Zeng, Fanjiang, Zhang, Ximing & Runge, M. (2006): Water use by perennial plant speices in the transition zone between river oasis and desert in NW China. – Basic Appl. Ecol. 7: 253-267 (DOI:10.1016/j.baae.2005.07.008   ).
  • Welk, E. & Bruelheide, H. (2006): There may be bias in R/P ratios (realized vs. potential range) calculated for European tree species – an illustrated comment on SVENNING & SKOV. - J. Biogeogr. 33: 2013–2021 (DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2006.01558.x   ).


  • Bruelheide, H. & Udelhoven, P. (2005): Correspondence of the fine scale variation in soil chemistry and the herb layer vegetation in beech forests. - For. Ecol. Manage. 210: 205-223 (DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2005.02.050   ).
  • Erfmeier, A. & Bruelheide, H- (2005): Do molecular traits reflect the genetic shift in ecological traits of invasive Rhododendron ponticum populations? – Verh. Ges. Ökol.35: 26.
  • Erfmeier, A. & Bruelheide, H. (2005): Invasive and native Rhododendron ponticum populations: Is there evidence for genotypic differences in germination and growth? – Ecography 28: 417-428 (DOI:10.1111/j.0906-7590.2005.03967.x   ).
  • Gries, D., Foetzki, A., Arndt, S.K., Bruelheide, H., Thomas, F.M., Zhang, X. & Runge, M. (2005): Production of perennial vegetation in an oasis-desert transition zone in NW China - allometric estimation, and assessment of flooding and use effects. - Plant Ecol. 181: 23-43 (DOI:10.1007/s11258-004-7808-2   ).
  • Kammermeier, S., Luginbühl, U. & Bruelheide, H. (2005): Correspondence of fundamental and realized niche of four woodland grass species. - Verh. Ges. Ökol. 35: 337.
  • Kluth, C. & Bruelheide, H. (2005): Central and peripheral Hornungia petraea populations: patterns and dynamics. – J. Ecol. 93: 584–595 (DOI:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2005.00997.x   ).
  • Kluth, C. & Bruelheide, H. (2005): Effects of range position, inter-annual variation and density on demographic transition rates of Hornungia petraea populations. – Oecologia 145 (3): 382-393 (DOI:10.1007/s00442-005-0141-1   ).
  • Luginbühl, U. & Bruelheide, H. (2005): Plant species diversity in forests - what is the contribution of disturbance? – Verh. Ges. Ökol. 35: 188.
  • Scheidel, U. & Bruelheide, H. (2005): Effects of slug herbivory on the seedling establishment of two montane Asteraceae species. – Flora 200: 309-320 (DOI:10.1016/j.flora.2004.08.003   ).


  • Bruelheide, H. & Jandt, U. (2004): Vegetation types in the foreland of the Qira oasis: Present distribution and changes during the last decades. In: Runge, M. & Zhang, X. (eds.): Ecophysiology and habitat requirements of perennial plant species in the Taklimakan Desert. - Contributions to a "Workshop on sustainable management of the shelterbelt vegetation of river oases in the Taklimakan Desert"; Urumqi, April 2-3, 2003. pp. 27-34}.
  • Bruelheide, H., Manegold, M. & Jandt, U. (2004): The genetical structure of Populus euphratica and Alhagi sparsifolia stands in the Taklimakan Desert. In: Runge, M. & Zhang, X. (eds.): Ecophysiology and habitat requirements of perennial plant species in the Taklimakan Desert. - Contributions to a "Workshop on sustainable management of the shelterbelt vegetation of river oases in the Taklimakan Desert"; Urumqi, April 2-3, 2003. pp. 153-160}.
  • Erfmeier, A. & Bruelheide, H. (2004): Comparison of native and invasive Rhododendron ponticum populations: 1. Growth, reproduction and morphology under field conditions. - Flora 199: 120-132 (doi:10.1078/0367-2530-00141   ).
  • Graefe, S., Siebert, S., Bruelheide, H. & Buerkert, A. (2004): Changes in the agricultural structure of the Qira oasis. In: Runge, M. & Zhang, X. (eds.): Ecophysiology and habitat requirements of perennial plant species in the Taklimakan Desert. - Contributions to a "Workshop on sustainable management of the shelterbelt vegetation of river oases in the Taklimakan Desert"; Urumqi, April 2-3, 2003. pp. 35-41}.
  • Kluth, C. & Bruelheide, H. (2004): Using standardised sampling designs from population ecology for assessing biodiversity patterns of therophyte vegetation across scales. - J. Biogeogr. 31: 363-377.
  • Scheidel, U. & Bruelheide, H. (2004): Age-specific and season-specific mollusk damage to seedlings of grassland Asteraceae. – J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 131 (2): 140-149 (DOI:10.2307/4126915   ).
  • Scheidel, U. & Bruelheide, H. (2004): The impact of altitude and simulated herbivory on the growth and carbohydrate storage of Petasites albus. – Plant Biol. 6: 740-745 (DOI:10.1055/s-2004-830352   ).
  • Scheidel, U. & Bruelheide, H. (2004): Versuche zur Beweidung von Bergwiesen im Harz. – Hercynia 37: 73-87.


  • Bruelheide, H. (2003): Translocation of a montane meadow to simulate the potential impact of climate change. - Appl. Veg. Sci. 6: 23-34 (DOI:10.1111/j.1654-109X.2003.tb00561.x   ).
  • Bruelheide, H., Jandt, U. & Erfmeier, A. (2003): Field studies on invasive Rhododendron ponticum populations in Ireland and potential hybrid partners in Europe and North America. - Verh. Ges. Ökol. 33: 141.
  • Bruelheide, H., Jandt, U., Gries, D. , Thomas, F.M., Foetzki, A., Buerkert, A., Wang, G.,  Zhang, X. & Runge, M. (2003): Vegetation changes in a river oasis on the southern rim of the Taklamakan Desert in China between 1956 and 2000. – Phytocoenologia 33: 801-818 (DOI:10.1127/0340-269X/2003/0033-0801   ).
  • Gries, D., Zeng, F., Foetzki, A., Arndt, S.K., Bruelheide, H., Thomas, F.M., Zhang, X. & Runge, M. (2003): Growth and water relations of Tamarix ramosissima and Populus euphratica on Taklamakan desert dunes in relation to depth to a permanent water table. – Plant Cell Environm. 26: 725-736 (DOI:10.1046/j.1365-3040.2003.01009.x   ).
  • Hennenberg, K.J. & Bruelheide, H. (2003): Ecological investigations on the northern distribution range of Hippocrepis comosa L. in Germany. - Plant Ecology 166: 167-188 (DOI:10.1046/j.1365-3040.2003.01009.x   ).
  • Kammermeier, S., Luginbühl, U. & Bruelheide, H. (2003): Experimental approach to explain the differential response of four woodland grass species after windthrow. - Verh. Ges. Ökol. 33: 254.
  • Lieneweg, H., Kluth, C. & Bruelheide, H. (2003): Which stages in the life cycle of Hornungia petraea are responsible for the species' range limit. - Verh. Ges. Ökol. 33: 187.
  • Luginbühl, U. & Bruelheide, H. (2003): Secondary succession after windthrow – the role of disturbance intensity and pre-disturbance state for determining diversity. - Verh. Ges. Ökol. 33: 256.
  • Manegold, M., Jandt, U., Gries, D., Foetzki, A., Thomas, F.M., Runge, M. & Bruelheide, H. (2003): Clonal structure of Alhagi sparsifolia und Populus euphratica populations in the Taklamakan Desert. - Verh. Ges. Ökol. 33: 349.
  • Roß, C., Erfmeier, A. & Bruelheide, H. (2003): DNA fingerprinting of invasive and natural Rhododendron ponticum L. populations and of potential introgression source taxa. - Verh. Ges. Ökol. 33: 142.
  • Scheidel, U., Röhl, S. & Bruelheide, H. (2003): Altitudinal gradients of generalist and specialist herbivory on three montane Asteraceae. – Acta Oecol. 24: 275-283 (DOI:10.1016/j.actao.2003.09.004   ).
  • Scherwing, C., Luginbühl, U. & Bruelheide, H. (2003): The population dynamics of four woodland grass species in relation to disturbance intensity after windthrow. - Verh. Ges. Ökol. 33: 260.
  • Thomas, F.M., Foetzki, A., Bruelheide, H., Gries, D., Li, X., Zeng, F., Zhang, X. & Runge, M. (2003): Water use and water-use efficiency of four perennial plant species in a Central-Asian desert. - Verh. Ges. Ökol. 33: 463.


  • Bruelheide, H. & Heinemeyer, A. (2002): Climatic factors controlling the eastern and altitudinal distribution boundary of Digitalis purpurea L. in Germany. – Flora 197: 475-490 (DOI:10.1078/0367-2530-00064   ).
  • Jandt, U. & Bruelheide, H. (2002) Magerrasen auf Gips im West-Ost Klimagefälle des Südharzes (Exkursion C). – Tuexenia 22: 107-125.
  • Wang, Xi-Zhi, Bruelheide, H., Runge, M. & Wang Gang (2002): A quantitative analysis of the landscape pattern around Qira oasis based on remote sensing data. Acta Ecologica Sinica 22: 1491-1499.


  • Bruelheide, H. & Lieberum, K. (2001): Experimental tests for determining the causes of the altitudinal distribution of Meum athamanticum Jacq. in the Harz Mountains. - Flora 196: 227-241 (doi:10.1016/j.flora.2010.01.013   ).
  • Runge, M., Arndt, S., Bruelheide, H., Foetzki, A., Gries, D., Huang, J., Popp, M., Thomas, F.M., Wang, G. & Zhang, X. (2001): Contributions to a sustainable management of the indigenous vegetation in the foreland of Cele oasis. A project report from the Taklamakan desert. In: Breckle, S., Veste, M. & Wucherer, W. (eds.): Sustainable land use in deserts. - Springer, Berlin. 343-349.
  • Scheidel, U. & Bruelheide, H. (2001): Altitudinal differences in herbivory on montane Compositae species. - Oecologia 129: 75-86 (DOI:10.1007/s004420100695   ).


  • Bruelheide, H. (2000): A new measure of fidelity and its application to defining species groups. - J. Veg. Sc. 11: 167-178 (DOI:10.2307/3236796   ).
  • Bruelheide, H. (2000): Population dynamics of endangered species in a transplanted montane meadow. - Folia Geobot. 35: 179-189 (DOI:10.1007/BF02803096   ).
  • Bruelheide, H. (2000): Response of endangered species to transplantation of a montane meadow. In: White, P.S., Mucina, L., Leps, J. & van der Maarel, E. (eds.): Vegetation science in retrospect and perspective. - Proceedings IAVS Symposium, Opulus Press, Uppsala, pp. 267-269.
  • Bruelheide, H. & Chytry, M. (2000): Towards unification of national vegetation classifications: A comparison of two methods for analysis of large datasets. - J. Veg. Sc. 11: 295-306 (DOI:10.2307/3236810   ).
  • Bruelheide, H. & Flintrop, T. (2000): Evaluating the transplantation of a meadow in the Harz Mountains, Germany. - Biol. Cons. 92: 109-120 (DOI: 10.1016/S0006-3207(99)00061-0).
  • Thomas, F.M., Arndt, S., Bruelheide, H., Foetzki, A., Gries, D., Huang, J., Popp, M., Wang, G., Zhang, X. & Runge, M. (2000): Ecological basis for a sustainable management of the indigenous vegetation in a Central-Asian desert: presentation and first results. - J. Appl. Bot. 74: 212-219.
  • Wang, X.-Z., Shi W.-L., Bruelheide, H. & Wang, G. (2000): The classification of desert and oasis landscapes using SPOT 4 satellite data. Proceedings of the 1. SPOT user conference in Beijing, China. pp. 185-186.


  • Bruelheide, H. (1999): Experiments as a tool to investigate plant range boundaries. - Verh. Ges. Ökol. 29: 19-26.
  • Bruelheide, H. & Flintrop, T. (1999): Die Verpflanzung von Bergwiesen im Harz. Eine Erfolgskontrolle über 5 Jahre. - Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung 31 (1): 5-12.
  • Bruelheide, H. & Scheidel, U. (1999): Slug herbivory as a limiting factor for the geographical range of Arnica montana. - J. Ecol. 87: 839-848 (DOI:10.1046/j.1365-2745.1999.00403.x   ).
  • Erfmeier, A. & Bruelheide, H. (1999): Do vegetation patterns and soil chemistry depend on the same climatic gradient? - Verh. Ges. Ökol. 29: 27-38.
  • Mast, R., Bruelheide, H. (1999): Carex strigosa (Huds.) - ein erster Nachweis für die Flora Thüringens. - Haussknechtia 7: 75-77.
  • Scheidel, U. & Bruelheide, H. (1999): Selective slug grazing on montane meadow plants. - J. Ecol. 87: 828-838 (DOI:10.1046/j.1365-2745.1999.00402.x   ).
  • Scheidel, U. & Bruelheide, H. (1999): The influence of slug herbivory on the large- and small-scale distribution patterns of Arnica montana. - Verh. Ges. Ökol. 29: 309-316.
  • Schulz, C. & Bruelheide, H. (1999): An experimental study on the impact of winter temperature on the distribution of Euphorbia amygdaloides L. in Central Germany. In: Klötzli, F. & Walther, G.R. (eds.): Recent shifts in vegetation boundaries of deciduous forests, especially due to general global warming. - Birkhäuser, Basel., pp. 121-150.}


  • Bruelheide, H. (1998): Grünlandpflege im Harz - eine Erfolgskontrolle nach 7 Jahren. - Artenschutzreport 7: 49-51.

before 1998

  • Bruelheide, H. & Jandt, U. (1997): Demarcation of communities in large databases. - Phytocoenologia 27 (2): 141-159.
  • Bruelheide, H. (1997): Using formal logic to classify vegetation. - Folia Geobot. Phytotax. 32: 41-46 (DOI:10.1007/BF02803883   ).
  • Bruelheide, H., Hehlgans, F., Bergner, W. & Wegener, U. (1997): Bergwiesen im Harz - Aktueller Zustand, Ziele des Naturschutzes und Erhaltungsmaßnahmen. - Ber. Naturhist. Ges. Hannover 139: 177-200.
  • Groten, K. & Bruelheide, H. (1997): Differences in soil conditions between heathlands and grasslands on Zechstein gypsum soils. - Flora 192: 347-359.
  • Bruelheide, H. & Jandt, U. (1995): Survey of limestone grassland by statistically formed groups of differential species. - Colloques Phytosoc. 23: 319-338.
  • Bruelheide, H. (1995): Die Grünlandgesellschaften des Harzes und ihre Standortsbedingungen. Mit einem Beitrag zum Gliederungssystem auf der Basis von statistisch ermittelten Artengruppen. - Diss. Bot. 244: 1-338. Berlin, Stuttgart.
  • Pflume, S. & Bruelheide, H. (1994): Wärmestufen-Karte des Harzes auf phänologischer Grundlage. - Tuexenia 14: 479-486. Göttingen.
  • Bruelheide, H. & Flintrop, T. (1994): Ordnen von Vegetationstabellen nach Arten-Aufnahmen-Gruppen mit dem Programm ESPRESSO. - Tuexenia 14: 493-502. Göttingen.
  • Bruelheide, H. & Flintrop, T. (1994): Arranging phytosociological tables by species-relevé groups. - J. Veg. Sc. 5 (3): 311-326 (DOI:10.2307/3235854   ).
  • Bruelheide, H., Rode, M., Baumann, K., Mehlig, U. & Pasche, B. (1993): C-, N- und Schwermetallgehalte von Moosarten. - Bryol. Rundbr. 15: 4. Duisburg.
  • Bruelheide, H. (1992): Kartierung der Kalkmagerrasen im östlichen und westlichen Meißner-Vorland. - Bot. Naturschutz Hessen Beih. 4: 85-100. Frankfurt a. M.
  • Bruelheide, H. (1992): Bericht über die Korsika-Exkursion des Systematisch-Geobotanischen Institutes der Universität Göttingen vom 23.7.-12.8.91. - Göttingen. 161 S.
  • Bruelheide, H. (1991): Ein dreidimensionales Lehrmodell vom Holz und Bast der Linde. - Tagungsband 10. Symposium Morphologie, Anatomie und Systematik. S. 10. Göttingen.
  • Bruelheide, H. (1991): Kalkmagerrasen im östlichen und westlichen Meißner-Vorland. - Tuexenia 11: 205-233. Göttingen.
  • Bruelheide, H. (1989): Die Vegetation der Kalkmagerrasen im östlichen und westlichen Meißner-Vorland. - Diplomarbeit, System.-Geobot. Inst., Göttingen. 174 S.

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