Gossner, M.M., Petermann, J.S. Vertical Stratification of Insect Species Developing in Water-Filled Tree Holes. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 2022; 4. 10.3389/ffgc.2021.816570.  link.


Petermann, J.S., and Buzhdygan O.Y. 2021. Grassland biodiversity. Current Biology 31 (19). R1195-R1201.  link.

Bartels, A., Berninger, U.G., Hohenberger, F., Wickham, S.A., Petermann, J.S. 2021. Littoral macroinvertebrate communities in of alpine lakes along an elevational gradient (Hohe Tauern National Park, Austria). PLoSONE 16(11), e0255619,  link.

Mutoro, N., Eberle J., Petermann, J., Schaab, G., Wykstra, M. & Habel, J.C. (2021). Impact of weather conditions on cheetah monitoring with scat detection dogs. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 37 (5), 222-227,  link.

Kirsch, J.-J., Sermon, J., Jonker, M., Asbeck, T., Gossner, M.M., Petermann, J.S., Basile, M. The use of water-filled tree holes by vertebrates in temperate forests. Wildl. Biol. 2021.  link.


Buzhdygan, O. Y., Tietjen, B., Rudenko S.S., Nikorych V.A., Petermann J.S.. 2020. Direct and indirect effects of land-use intensity on plant communities across elevation in semi-natural grasslands. PloS ONE 15: e0231122,  link.

Heger T, Bernard-Verdier M, Gessler A, Greenwood AD, Grossart H-P, Hilker M, Keinath S, Kowarik I, Marquard E, Müller J, Niemeier S, Onandia G, Petermann JS, Rillig MC, Rödel M-O, Saul W-C, Schittko C, Tockner K, Joshi J, and Jeschke JM. 2020. Clear Language for Ecosystem Management in the Anthropocene: A Reply to Bridgewater and Hemming. Bioscience 70: 374-376,  link.

Schlägel, U., V. Grimm, N. Blaum, P. Colangeli, M. Dammhahn, J. Eccard, S. Hausmann, A. Herde, H. Hofer, J. Joshi, S. Kramer-Schadt, M. Litwin, S. D. Lozada Gobilard, M. Müller, T. Müller, R. Nathan, J. S. Petermann, K. Pirhofer-Walzl, V. Radchuk, M. Rillig, M. Roeleke, M. Schäfer, C. Scherer, G. Schiro, C. Scholz, L. Teckentrup, R. Tiedemann, W. Ullmann, C. Voigt, G. Weithoff, and F. Jeltsch. 2020. Movement-mediated community assembly and coexistence. Biological Reviews 95:1073-1096,  link.

Buzhdygan, O. Y., S. T. Meyer, W. W. Weisser, N. Eisenhauer, A. Ebeling, S. R. Borrett, N. Buchmann, R. Cortois, G. B. De Deyn, H. de Kroon, G. Gleixner, L. R. Hertzog, J. Hines, M. Lange, L. Mommer, J. M. Ravenek, C. Scherber, M. Scherer-Lorenzen, S. Scheu, B. Schmid, K. Steinauer, T. Strecker, B. Tietjen, A. Vogel, A. Weigelt, and J. S. Petermann. 2020. Biodiversity increases multitrophic energy-use efficiency, flow and storage in grasslands. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4:393–405,  link.

Petermann, J.S., Roberts, A., Hemmerling, C., Bajerski, F., Pascual, J., Overmann, J., Weisser, W.W., Ruess, L., Gossner, M., 2020. Direct and indirect effects of forest management on tree-hole inhabiting aquatic organisms and their functional traits. Sci. Total Environ 704: 135418,  link.


Heger, T., Bernard-Verdier, M., Gessler, A., Greenwood, A.D., Grossart, H.-P., Hilker, M., Keinath, S., Kowarik, I., Kueffer, C., Marquard, E., Müller, J., Niemeier, S., Onandia, G., Petermann, J.S., Rillig, M.C., Rödel, M.-O., Saul, W.-C., Schittko, C., Tockner, K., Joshi, J., Jeschke, J.M., 2019. Towards an Integrative, Eco-Evolutionary Understanding of Ecological Novelty: Studying and Communicating Interlinked Effects of Global Change. Bioscience 69: 888–899,  link.

Eisenhauer, N., H. Schielzeth, A. D. Barnes, K. Barry, A. Bonn, U. Brose, H. Bruelheide, N. Buchmann, F. Buscot, A. Ebeling, O. Ferlian, G. T. Freschet, D. P. Giling, S. Hättenschwiler, H. Hillebrand, J. Hines, F. Isbell, E. Koller-France, B. König-Ries, H. de Kroon, A. H. Meyer, A. Milcu, J. Müller, C. A. Nock, J. S. Petermann, C. Roscher, C. Scherber, M. Scherer-Lorenzen, B. Schmid, S. A. Schnitzer, A. Schuldt, T. Tscharntke, M. Türke, N. M. Van Dam, F. Van der Plas, A. Vogel, C. Wagg, D. A. Wardle, A. Weigelt, W. W. Weisser, C. Wirth, and M. Jochum. 2019. A multitrophic perspective on biodiversity–ecosystem functioning research. Advances in Ecological Research 61: 1-54,  link.

Busse, A., J. Schoreisz, and J. S. Petermann (2019). Predators and priority effects suggested as potential drivers of microfauna communities in a community transplantation experiment along an elevational gradient. Oikos 128: 929-942,  link.

Marino, N., Céréghino, R., Gilbert, B., Petermann, J., Srivastava, D., de Omena, P., Bautista, F., Guzman, L., Romero, G., Trzcinski, M., Barberis, I., Corbara, B., Debastiani, V., Dézerald, O., Kratina, P., Leroy, C., MacDonald, A.A., Montero, G., Pillar, V., Richardson, B., Richardson, M., Talaga, S., Gonçalves, A., Piccoli, G., Jocque, M., Farjalla, V., 2020. Species niches, not traits, determine abundance and occupancy patterns: a multi-site synthesis. Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr 29:295–308,  link.


Colangeli, P., U. E. Schlägel, U. Obertegger, J. S. Petermann, R. Tiedemann, and G. Weithoff (2019). Negative phototactic response to UVR in three cosmopolitan rotifers: a video analysis approach. Hydrobiologia 844:43–54,  link.

Céréghino, R., V. D. Pillar, D. S. Srivastava, P. M. de Omena, A. A. M. MacDonald, I. M. Barberis, B. Corbara, L. M. Guzman, C. Leroy, F. Ospina Bautista, G. Q. Romero, M. K. Trzcinski, P. Kratina, V. J. Debastiani, A. Z. Gonçalves, N. A. C. Marino, V. F. Farjalla, B. A. Richardson, M. J. Richardson, O. Dézerald, B. Gilbert, J. Petermann, S. Talaga, G. C. O. Piccoli, M. Jocqué, and G. Montero (2018). Constraints on the functional trait space of aquatic invertebrates in bromeliads. Functional Ecology 32: 2435-2447, link.

Bukowski, A., C. Schittko, and J. S. Petermann (2018). The strength of negative plant-soil feedback increases from the intraspecific to the interspecific and the functional group level. Ecology and Evolution 8: 2280–228,  link.

Busse, A., P. A. P. Antiqueira, A. S. Neutzling, A. M. Wolf, G. Q. Romero, and J. S. Petermann (2018). Different in the dark: The effect of habitat characteristics on community composition and beta diversity in bromeliad microfauna. PloS ONE 13:e0191426,  link.

Bannar-Martin, K., C. Kremer, M. Ernest, M. A. Leibold, H. Auge, J. Chase, S. A. J. Declerck, N. Eisenhauer, W. S. Harpole, H. Hillebrand, F. Isbell, T. Koffel, S. Larsen, A. Narwani, J. S. Petermann, C. Roscher, J. Sarmento Cabral, and S. R. Supp (2018). Integrating community assembly and biodiversity reveals new dimensions of ecosystem function: the Community Assembly and the Functioning of Ecosystems (CAFE) approach. Ecology Letters 21:167–180,   link.


Pauli, N.-C., J. S. Petermann, C. Lott, and M. Weber (2017). Macrofouling communities and the degradation of plastic bags in the sea: an in situ experiment. Royal Society Open Science 4: 170549,  link.

Guo, X., J. S. Petermann, and S. Wurst (2017). Interaction of a root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne hapla) and plant intraspecific diversity in clover-grass communities. Journal of Plant Ecology: rtx057,  link.

Khudr, M. S., O. Y. Buzhdygan, J. S. Petermann, and S. Wurst (2017). Fear of predation alters clone-specific performance in phloem-feeding prey. Scientific Reports 7:7695,  link.

Kratina, P., J. S. Petermann, N. A. C. Marino, A. A. M. MacDonald, and D. S. Srivastava (2017). Environmental control of the microfaunal community structure in tropical bromeliads. Ecology and Evolution 7: 1627–1634,  link.


Petermann, J. S., A. Rohland, N. Sichardt, P. Lade, B. Guidetti, W. W. Weisser, and M. Gossner (2016). Forest management intensity affects aquatic communities in artificial tree holes. PloS ONE 11:e0155549,  link.

Roscher, C., J. Schumacher, J. S. Petermann, A. J. F. Fergus, U. Gerighausen, S. G. Michalski, B. Schmid, and E.-D. Schulze (2016). Convergent high diversity in naturally colonized experimental grasslands is not related to increased productivity. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 20: 32–45,  link.

Guo, X., Petermann, J. S., Schittko, C. & Wurst, S. (2016) Root-knot nematodes (Meloidogyne hapla) can modify the positive plant intraspecific diversity-productivity effect on red clover in clover-grass communities. Applied Soil Ecology 102: 26-35,  link.

Hausmann, S., Petermann, J. S. & Rolff, J. (2016) Wild bees as pollinators of city trees. Insect Conservation and Diversity 9: 97-107,  link.

Zuppinger-Dingley, D., Flynn, D. F. B., De Deyn, G. B., Petermann, J. S. & Schmid, B. (2016) Plant selection and soil legacy enhance long-term biodiversity effects. Ecology 97: 918-928. link.

Gossner, M., Lade, P., Schober, A., Sichardt, N., Kahl, T., Bauhus, J., Weisser, W. W. & Petermann, J. S. (2016) Effects of management on tree-hole metacommunities in temperate forests are mediated by detritus amount and water chemistry. Journal of Animal Ecology 85: 213–226, doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12437,  link.


Guo, X., Petermann, J. S., Schittko, C. & Wurst, S. (2015) Independent role of belowground organisms and plant cultivar diversity in legume-grass communities. Applied Soil Ecology 95, 1-8,  link.

Aguilar-Trigueros, C. A., Hempel, S., Powell, J. R., Anderson, I. C., Antonovics, J., Bergmann, J., Cavagnaro, T. R., Chen, B., Hart, M. M., Klironomos, J., Petermann, J. S., Verbruggen, E., Veresoglou, S. D. & Rillig, M. C. (2015) Branching out: Towards a trait-based understanding of fungal ecology. Fungal Biology Reviews, 29, 34-41. link.

Petermann, J. S., P. Kratina, A. A. M. MacDonald, N. A. C. Marino, and D. S. Srivastava (2015) Resources alter the structure and increase stochasticity in bromeliad microfauna communities. PloS ONE 10:e0118952,  link.

Petermann, J.S., Farjalla, V.F., Jocque, M., Kratina, P., MacDonald, A.A.M., Marino, N.A.C., de Omena, P.M., Piccoli, G.C., Richardson, B.A., Richardson, M.J., Romero, G.Q., Videla, M. & Srivastava, D.S. (2015) Dominant predators mediate the impact of habitat size on trophic structure in bromeliad invertebrate communities. Ecology 96: 428–439,  link.


Zuppinger-Dingley, D., Schmid, B., Petermann, J.S., Yadav, V., De Deyn, G.B. & Flynn, D.F.B. (2014) Selection for niche differentiation in mixed plant communities increases biodiversity effects. Nature 515: 108–111,  link.

Bukowski, A, Petermann, JS (2014), Intraspecific plant–soil feedback and intraspecific overyielding in Arabidopsis thaliana. Ecology and Evolution 4:2533-2545,  link.


Allan E, Weisser W, Fischer M, Schulze E-D, Weigelt A, Roscher C, Baade J, Barnard R, Beßler H, Buchmann N, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Engels C, Fergus AF, Gleixner G, Gubsch M, Halle S, Klein A, Kertscher I, Kuu A, Lange M, Roux X, Meyer S, Migunova V, Milcu A, Niklaus P, Oelmann Y, Pašalić E, Petermann J, Poly F, Rottstock T, Sabais AW, Scherber C, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Scheu S, Steinbeiss S, Schwichtenberg G, Temperton V, Tscharntke T, Voigt W, Wilcke W, Wirth C & Schmid B (2013). A comparison of the strength of biodiversity effects across multiple functions. Oecologia 173:223-227,  link.

Roscher C, Fergus AJF, Petermann JS, Buchmann N, Schmid B, Schulze E-D (2013), What happens to the sown species if a biodiversity experiment is not weeded? Basic and Applied Ecology 14:187–198,  link.

Allan E, Jenkins T, Fergus AJF, Roscher C,Fischer M, Petermann JS, Weisser WW, Schmid B (2013), Experimental plant communities develop phylogenetically overdispersed abundance distributions during assembly, Ecology 94:465-477,  link.


Scherber C, Eisenhauer N, Weisser WW, Schmid B, Voigt W, Fischer M, Schulze E-D, Roscher C, Weigelt A, Allan E, Bessler H, Bonkowski M, Buchmann N, Buscot F, Clement LW, Ebeling A, Engels C, Halle S, Kertscher I, Klein AM, Konig S, Kowalski E, Kummer V, Kuu A, Lange M, Müller R, König S, Lauterbach D, Middelhoff C, Migunova VD, Milcu A, Muller R, Partsch S, Petermann JS, Renker C, Rottstock T, Sabais A, Scheu S, Schumacher J, Temperton VM, Tscharntke T (2010), Bottom-up effects of plant diversity on multitrophic interactions in a biodiversity experiment, Nature 468: 553-556.  link.

Petermann JS, Fergus AJF, Roscher C, Turnbull LA , Weigelt, A, Schmid B (2010), Biology, chance or history? The predictable re-assembly of temperate grassland communities, Ecology 91: 408-421,  link.

Petermann JS, Müller CB, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Schmid B (2010), Effects of plant species loss on aphid-parasitoid food webs, Journal of Animal Ecology 79: 709-720,  link.

Petermann JS, Müller CB, Roscher C, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Schmid B (2010), Plant species loss affects life-history traits of aphids and their parasitoids, PloS ONE 5:e12053,  link.

Turnbull LA, Levine JM, Fergus AJF, Petermann JS (2010), Species diversity reduces invasion success in pathogen-regulated communities, Oikos 119:1040-1046,  link.


Petermann JS, Fergus AJF, Turnbull LA, Schmid B (2008), Janzen-Connell effects are widespread and strong enough to maintain diversity in grasslands, Ecology 89: 2399-2406,  link. Highlighted as “Must Read” by the  Faculty of 1000.



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