Professur Biodiversität der Pflanzen
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Komplette Liste der Publikationen

In press

Demir, G., Guswa, A.J., Filipzik, J., Metzger, J.C., Römermann, C., Hildebrandt, A. (accepted) Root water uptake patterns are controlled by tree species interactions and soil water variability. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. https://doi.org/10.5194/hess-2023-91Externer Link

Körschens, M., Bucher, S. F., Bodesheim, P.,  Ulrich, J., Denzler, J., Römermann, C. (2024) Determining the community composition of herbaceous species from images using convolutional neural networks. Ecological Informatics, 102516.

Zhao, Y., Wang, Z., Yan, Z., Moon, M., Yang, D., Meng, L., Bucher, S.F., Wang, J.,  Song, G., Guo, Z., Su, Y., Wu, J. (accepted) Exploring the role of biotic factors in regulating the spatial variability in land surface phenology across four temperate forest sites. New Phytologist.


Deilmann, T. J., J. Ulrich, and C. Römermann. 2024. Habitat conditions filter stronger for functional traits than for phenology in herbaceous species.  14:e11505.

Plos, C., I. Hensen, L. Korell, H. Auge, and C. Römermann. 2024. Plant species phenology differs between climate and land-use scenarios and relates to plant functional traits.  14:e11441.

Kühn, P., Proß, T., Wesche, K., Römermann, C., Bruelheide, H. (2024) Using near-infrared spectroscopy to predict nitrogen and phosphorus concentrations of herbarium specimens under different storage conditions. Plant Methods, 20:19. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13007-024-01146-xExterner Link

Rauschkolb, R., Bucher, S.F., Hensen, I., Ahrends, A., Fernández-Pascual, E., Heubach, K., Jakubka, D., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., König, A., Koubek, T., Kehl, A., Khuroo, A.A., Lindstädter, A., Shafee, F., Mašková, T., Platonova, E., Panico, P., Plos, C., Primack, R., Rosche, C., Shah, M.A.,  Sporbert, M., Stevens, A.-D., Tarquini, F., Tielbörger, K., Träger, S., Vange, V., Weigelt, P., Bonn, A., Freiberg, M., Knickmann, B., Nordt, B., Wirth, C., Römermann, C. (2024) Spatial variability in herbaceous plant phenology is mostly explained by variability in temperature but also by photoperiod and functional traits. International Journal of Biometeorology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-024-02621-9Externer Link


Ahmad, M., Rosbakh, S.,  Bucher, S.F., Sharma, P., Rathee, S., Uniyal, S., Batish, D., Singh, H. (2023). The role of floral traits in community assembly process at high elevations in Himalaya. Journal of Ecology, 111, 1107-1119. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.14083Externer Link

Ali, H.E., Bucher, S.F., Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Römermann, C. (2023) Biochar application can mitigate the negative impacts of drought in invaded experimental grasslands as shown by a functional traits approach. NeoBiota, 89: 239–259. https://doi.org/10.3897/neobiota.89.109244Externer Link

Bucher, S.F., Uhde, L., Weigelt, A., Cesarz, S., Eisenhauer, N., Gebler, A., Kyba, C., Römermann, C., Hines, J. (2023) Artificial light at night (ALAN) decreases plant diversity and performance in experimental grassland communities. Philosophical Transactions B, 378: 20220358. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2022.0358Externer Link

Cesarz, S., Eisenhauer, N., Bucher, S.F., Ciobanu, M., Hines, J. (2023) Artificial light at night (ALAN) causes shifts in soil communities and functions. Philosophical Transactions B 378: 20220366. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2022.0366Externer Link

Dyer, A., Ryser, R., Brose, U., Amyntas, A., Bodnar, N., Boy, T., Bucher, S.F., Cesarz, S., Eisenhauer, N., Gebler, A., Hines, J., Kyba, C.C.M., Menz, M.H.M., Rackwitz, K., Shatwell, T., Terlau, J.F., Hirt, M.R. (2023) Insect communities under skyglow: diffuse nighttime illuminance induces spatiotemporal shifts in movement and predation. Philosophical Transactions B, 378: 20220359. https://doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2022.0359Externer Link

Eisenhauer, N., Ochoa-Hueso, R., Huang, Y., Barry, K.E., Gebler, A., Guerra, C.A., Hines, J., Jochum, M., Andraczek, K., Bucher, S.F., Buscot, F., Ciobanu, M., Chen, H., Junker, R., Lange, M., Lehmann, A., Rillig, M., Römermann, C., Ulrich, J., Weigelt, A., Schmidt, A., Türke, M. (2023) Ecosystem consequences of invertebrate decline. Current Biology, 33, 4538-4547.e5. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2023.09.012.Externer Link

Engel, T., Bruelheide, H., Hoss, D., Sabatini, F M., Altman, J., Arfin-Khan, M A S., Bergmeier, E., Černý, T., Chytrý, M., Dainese, M., Dengler, J., Dolezal, J., Field, R., Fischer, F M., Huygens, D., Jandt, U., Jansen, F., Jentsch, A., Karger, D N., Kattge,  J., Lenoir, J., Lens, F., Loos, J., Niinemets, Ü., Overbeck, G.E., Ozinga,  W.A., Penuelas, J., Peyre, G., Phillips, O., Reich, P.B., Römermann, C., Sandel, B., Schmidt, M., Schrodt, F., Velez-Martin, E., Violle, C., Pillar, V. (2023). Traits of dominant plant species drive normalized difference vegetation index in grasslands globally. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 32, 695-706. https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13644Externer Link

Gomarasca, U. , Migliavacca, M., Kattge, J., Nelson, J.A., Niinemets, Ü., Wirth, C., Cescatti, A.,   Bahn, M., Nair, R., Acosta, A.T.R., Arain, M.A., Beloiu, M., Black, T.A., Bruun, H.H., Bucher, S.F., Buchmann, N., Carrara, A., Chaeho, B., Conte, A., da Silva, A.C., Duveiller, G., Fares, S., Ibrom, A., Knohl, A., Komac, B., Limousin, J.-M.,  Lusk, C.H., Mahecha, M., Martini, D., Minden, V., Montagnani, L., Mori, A., Onoda, Y., Peñuelas, J., Perez-Priego, O., Poschlod, P., Powell, T.L., Reich, P.B., Šigut, L., van Bodegom, P.M.,  Walther, S., Wohlfahrt, G., Wright, I.J., Reichstein, M. (2023) Leaf-level coordination principles propagate to the ecosystem scale. Nature Communications, 14, 3948. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-023-39572-5Externer Link

Herrera-Ramírez, D., Hartmann, H., Römermann, C., Trumbore, S., Muhr, J., Maracahipes-Santos, L., Brando, P., Silvério, D., Huang, J., Kuhlmann, I., & Sierra, C. A. (2023). Anatomical distribution of starch in the stemwood influences carbon dynamics and suggests storage-growth trade- offs in some tropical trees. Journal of Ecology, 111, 2532-2548. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.1420Externer Link

Horbach, S., Rauschkolb, R., Römermann C. (2023) Flowering and leaf phenology are more variable and stronger associated to functional traits in herbaceous compared to tree species. Flora, 300, 152218. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.flora.2023.152218 Externer Link

Katal, N., Rzanny, M., Mäder, P., Römermann, C., Wittich, H.C., Boho, D., Musavi, T. & Wäldchen, J. (2023) Bridging the gap: How to adopt opportunistic plant observations for phenology monitoring. Frontiers in Plant Science Sec. Technical Advances in Plant Science, 14: 1150956. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2023.1150956Externer Link

Karbstein, K., Römermann, C., Hellwig, F., Prinz, K. (2023). Population size affected by environmental variability impacts genetics, traits, and plant performance in Trifolium montanum L. Ecology and Evolution, 13, e10376. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.10376Externer Link

Plos, C., Stelbrink, N., Römermann, C., Knight, T.M., Hensen, I. (2023). Abiotic conditions affect nectar properties and flower visitation in four herbaceous plant species. Flora, 303, 152279. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.flora.2023.152279Externer Link

Rauschkolb R., Durka W., Godefroid S., Dixon L., Bossdorf O., Ensslin A., Scheepens J.F. (2023) Recent evolution of flowering time across multiple European plant species correlates with changes in aridity. Oecologia, 202, 497-511.  https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-023-05414-wExterner Link


Ali, H.E., Bucher, S.F. (2022) Effect of drought and nutrient availability on invaded plant communities in a semi-arid ecosystem. Ecology and Evolution, 12, e9296.

Babalou, S., Schellenberger Costa, D., Bruelheide, H., Kattge, J., Römermann, C., Wirth, C., König-Ries, B. (2022) iKNOW: A platform for knowledge graph construction for biodiversity. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 6: e93867. https://doi.org/10.3897/biss.6.93867Externer Link

Bodesheim, P., Blunk, J., Körschens, M., Brust, C. A., Käding, C., & Denzler, J. (2022). Pre-trained models are not enough: active and lifelong learning is important for long-term visual monitoring of mammals in biodiversity research-Individual identification and attribute prediction with image features from deep neural networks and decoupled decision models applied to elephants and great apes. Mammalian Biology 102, 853-875.

Díaz, S., Kattge, J., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Wright, I.J., Lavorel, S., Dray, S., Reu, B., Kleyer, M., Wirth, C., Prentice, I.C., Garnier, E., Bönisch, G., Westoby, M., Poorter, H., Reich, P.B., Moles, A.T., Dickie, J., Zanne, A.E., Chave, J., Wright, S.J., Sheremetiev, S.N., Jactel, H., Baraloto, C., Cerabolini, B.E.L., Pierce, S., Shipley, B., Casanoves, F., Joswig, J.S., Günther, A., Falczuk, V., Rüger, N., Mahecha, M.D., Gorné, L.D., Amiaud, B., Atkin, O.K., Bahn, M., Baldocchi, D., Beckmann, M., Blonder, B., Bond, W., Bond-Lamberty, B., Brown, K., Burrascano, S., Byun, C., Campetella, G., Cavender-Bares, J., Chapin, F.S., Choat, B., Coomes, D.A., Cornwell, W.K., Craine, J., Craven, D., Dainese, M., de Araujo, A.C., de Vries, F.T., Domingues, T.F., Enquist, B.J., Fagúndez, J., Fang, J., Fernández-Méndez, F., Fernandez-Piedade, M.T., Ford, H., Forey, E., Freschet, G.T., Gachet, S., Gallagher, R., Green, W., Guerin, G.R., Gutiérrez, A.G., Harrison, S.P., Hattingh, W.N., He, T., Hickler, T., Higgins, S.I., Higuchi, P., Ilic, J., Jackson, R.B., Jalili, A., Jansen, S., Koike, F., König, C., Kraft, N., Kramer, K., Kreft, H., Kühn, I., Kurokawa, H., Lamb, E.G., Laughlin, D.C., Leishman, M., Lewis, S., Louault, F., Malhado, A.C.M., Manning, P., Meir, P., Mencuccini, M., Messier, J., Miller, R., Minden, V., Molofsky, J., Montgomery, R., Montserrat-Martí, G., Moretti, M., Müller, S., Niinemets, Ü., Ogaya, R., Öllerer, K., Onipchenko, V., Onoda, Y., Ozinga, W.A., Pausas, J.G., Peco, B., Penuelas, J., Pillar, V.D., Pladevall, C., Römermann, C., Sack, L., Salinas, N., Sandel, B., Sardans, J., Schamp, B., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schulze, E.-D., Schweingruber, F., Shiodera, S., Sosinski, Ê., Soudzilovskaia, N., Spasojevic, M.J., Swaine, E., Swenson, N., Tautenhahn, S., Thompson, K., Totte, A., Urrutia-Jalabert, R., Valladares, F., van Bodegom, P., Vasseur, F., Verheyen, K., Vile, D., Violle, C., von Holle, B., Weigelt, P., Weiher, E., Wiemann, M.C., Williams, M., Wright, J., Zotz, G. (2022) The global spectrum of plant form and function: enhanced species-level trait dataset. Scientific Data, 9, 755.

Dunker, S., Boyd, M., Durka, W., Erler, S., Harpole, W.S., Henning, S., Herzschuh, U., Hornick, T., Knight, T., Lips, S., Mäder, P., Motivans Švara, E., Mozarowski, S., Rakosy, D., Römermann, C., Schmitt-Jansen, M., Stoof-Leichsenring, K., Stratmann, F., Treudler, R., Virtanen, R., Wendt-Potthoff, K., Wilhelm, C. (2022) The potential of multispectral imaging flow cytometry for environmental monitoring. Cytometry, 101, 782-799. https://doi.org/10.1002/cyto.a.24658Externer Link

Joswig, J.S., Wirth, C., Schuman, M.C., Kattge, J., Reu, B., Wright, I.J., Sippel, S.D., Rüger, N., Richter, R., Schaepman, M.E., van Bodegom, P.M., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Díaz, S., Hattingh, W.N., Kramer, K., Lens, F., Niinemets, Ü., Reich, P.B., Reichstein, M., Römermann, C., Schrodt, F., Anand, M., Bahn, M., Byun, C., Campetella, G., Cerabolini, B.E.L., Craine, J.M., Gonzalez-Melo, A., Gutiérrez, A.G., He, T., Higuchi, P., Jactel, H., Kraft, N.J.B., Minden, V., Onipchenko, V., Peñuelas, J., Pillar, V.D., Sosinski, Ê., Soudzilovskaia, N.A., Weiher, E., Mahecha, M.D. (2022) Climatic and soil factors explain the two-dimensional spectrum of global plant trait variation. Nature Ecology and Evolution 6, 36-50. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-021-01616-8Externer Link

Körschens, M., Bodesheim, P., Denzler, J. (2022). Beyond Global Average Pooling: Alternative Feature Aggregations for Weakly Supervised Localization. Proceedings of the 17th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications - Volume 4: VISAPP, 180-191. DOI: 10.5220/0010871700003124.

Körschens, M., Bodesheim, P., & Denzler, J. (2022). Occlusion-Robustness of Convolutional Neural Networks via Inverted Cutout. In 2022 26th International Conference on Pattern Recognition (ICPR) (pp. 2829-2835). IEEE.

Lam, O. H. Y., Tautenhahn, S., Walther, G., Boenisch, G., Baddam, P., Kattge, J. (2022). rtry: Preprocessing Plant Trait Data. R package version 1.0.0. https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=rtryExterner Link

Luo, Y., Pacheco-Labrador, J., Richardson, A.D., Seyednasrollah, B., Perez-Priego; Rosario Gonzalez-Cascon, Pilar Martín, M., Moreno, G., Nair, R., Wutzler, T., Bucher, S.F., Carrara, A., Cremonese, E., El-Madany, T.S., Filippa, G., Galvagno, M., Hammer, T., Ma, X., Martini, D., Zhang, Q., Reichstein, M, Menzel, A., Römermann, C., Migliavacca, M. (2022) Evergreen broadleaf greenness and its relationship with leaf flushing, aging, and water fluxes. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 323, 109060. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2022.109060Externer Link.

Ratier Backes, A., Römermann, C., Alexander, J.M., Arévalo, J.R., Keil, P. & Padrón-Mederos, M.A., Trogisch,  S., Haider, S. (2023) Mechanisms behind elevational plant species richness patterns revealed by a trait-based approach. Journal of Vegetation Science, 34, e13171.  https://doi.org/10.1111/jvs.13171Externer Link

Rauschkolb, R., Henres, L., Lou, C., Godefroid, S., Dixon, L., Durka, W., Bossdorf, O., Ensslin, A., Scheepens, J.F. (2022)  Historical comparisons show evolutionary changes in drought responses in European plant species after two decades of climate change. Basic and Applied Ecology, 58, 26-38. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2021.11.003Externer Link

Rauschkolb, R., Li, Z., Godefroid, S., Dixon, L., Durka, W., Májeková, M., Bossdorf, O., Ensslin, A., Scheepens, J.F. (2022) Evolution of plant drought strategies and herbivore tolerance after two decades of climate change. New Phytologist, 235, 773-785 https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.18125Externer Link

Sporbert, M., Jakubka, D.,  Bucher, S.F., Hensen, I., Freiberg, M., Heubach, K., König, A., Nordt, B., Plos, C., Blinova, I., Bonn, A., Knickmann, B., Koubek, T., Linstädter, A., Mašková, T., Primack, R., Rosche, C., Shah, M., Stevens, A.-D., Tielboerger, K., Träger, S., Wirth, C., Römermann, C. (2022) Functional traits influence patterns in vegetative and reproductive plant phenology - a multi-botanical garden study. New Phytologist, 235, 2199-2210.

Walther, G., Jandt, U., Kattge, J., Römermann, C. (2022). Functional rarity of plants in German hay meadows -  Patterns on the species level and mismatches with community species richness. Ecology and Evolution, 12, e9375. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.9375Externer Link


Ahlborn, J., Wesche, K., Lang, B., Oyunbileg, M., Oyuntsetseg, B., Römermann, C., French Collier, N., von Wehrden, H. (2021). Interactions between species richness, herbivory and precipitation affect standing biomass in Mongolian rangelands. 24, e12581.

Ali, H.E., Bucher, S.F. (2021) Ecological Impacts of Megaprojects: Species Succession and Functional Composition. Plants, 10,  2411. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants10112411Externer Link

Bucher, S.F., Auerswald, K., Grün-Wenzel, C., Higgins, S.I., Römermann C. (2021) Abiotic site conditions affect photosynthesis rates by changing leaf functional traits. Basic and Applied Ecology, 57, 54-64.

Bucher, S.F.,  Römermann , C. (2021) The timing of leaf senescence relates to flowering phenology and functional traits in 17 herbaceous species along elevational gradients. Journal of Ecology, 109, 1537-1548.

Bucher, S.F.,  Rosbakh, S. (2021) Foliar summer frost resistance measured via electrolyte leakage approach as related to plant distribution, community composition and performance. Functional Ecology, 35, 590-600.

Deak, L., Deilmann, T. J., Kessel, A., Preisser, M., Wiesenberger, E. (2021). Ehemaliges Truppenübungsgelände Jenaer Forst als Lebensraum - Untersuchung eines Himmelsteiches mit angrenzender Vegetationsfläche in Jena, Thüringen. Haussknechtia, 15, 83-108.

Gruner, B., Körschens, M., Barz, B., & Denzler, J. (2021). Domain Adaptation and Active Learning for Fine-Grained Recognition in the Field of Biodiversity. arXiv preprint arXiv:2110.11778.

Herrera-Ramírez, D., Sierra, C.A., Römermann, C., Muhr, J., Trumbore, S., Silvério, D., Brando, P.M., Hartmann, H. (2021) Starch and lipid storage strategies in tropical trees relate to growth and mortality. New Phytologist, 230, 139-154. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17239Externer Link

Körschens, M., Bodesheim, P., Römermann, C., Bucher, S.F., Migliavacca, M., Ulrich, J., Denzler, J. (2021) Automatic Plant Cover Estimation with Convolutional Neural Networks, CS4BioDiversity Workshop der INFORMATIK2021

Körschens, M., Bodesheim, P., Römermann, C., Bucher, S.F., Migliavacca, M., Ulrich, J., Denzler, J. (2021) Weakly Supervised Segmentation Pretraining for Plant Cover Prediction. In: Bauckhage C., Gall J., Schwing A. (eds) Pattern Recognition. DAGM GCPR 2021. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 13024. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-92659-5_38Externer Link

Kühn, P., Ratier Backes, A., Römermann C., Bruelheide H., Haider, S. (2021) Contrasting patterns of intra-specific trait variability in native and non-native plant species along an elevational gradient on Tenerife, Canary Islands. Annals of Botany, 127, 565-576. https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcaa067Externer Link

Nordt, B.,  Hensen, I.,  Bucher, S.F., Freiberg, M.,  Primack, R.,  Stevens, A.-D., Bonn, A., Wirth, C., Jakubka, D., Plos, C., Sporbert, M., Römermann, C. (2021) The PhenObs initiative - A standardised protocol for monitoring phenological responses to climate change using herbaceous plant species in botanical gardens. Functional Ecology, 35, 821-834.

Preißer, M., Bucher, S.F. (2021) Is the Seasonal Variation in Frost Resistance and Plant Performance in Four Oak Species Affected by Changing Temperatures? Forests 12:369.

Walther, G., Zopf, D., Baumgärtel, T., Römermann, C. (2021) Der Einfluss unterschiedlicher Landnutzungsintensitäten auf die Vegetationszusammensetzung im mesophilen Grünland. Artenschutzreport, 44, 27-34.


Ahlborn, J., von Wehrden, H., Lang, B., Römermann, C., Oyunbileg, M., Oyuntsetseg, B., Wesche, K. (2020) Climate - grazing interactions in Mongolian rangelands: Effects of grazing change along a large-scale environmental gradient. Journal of Arid Environments, 173, 104043. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaridenv.2019.104043Externer Link

Bucher, S.F. , Ghorbani, A., Langenberger, G., Küppers, M., Sauerborn, J. (2020) Assessing sustainable use of wild medicinal plants: a case study in the Naban River Watershed National Nature Reserve (NRWNNR), Yunnan/China. Ethnobotany Research & Applications, 19, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.32859/era.19.21.1-12Externer Link

Bucher, S.F. , Römermann, C. (2020) Flowering patterns change along elevational gradients and relate to life-history strategies in 29 herbaceous species. Alpine Botany, 130, 41-58. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00035-020-00231-wExterner Link

Bucher, S.F. , Römermann, C. (2020) Phänologische und Ökophysiologische Anpassungen
von Pflanzen an den Klimawandel. Artenschutzreport, 42, 38-43.

Gast, A., Römermann, C., Bucher, S.F. (2020) Seasonal variation and trade-off between frost resistance and photosynthetic performance in woody species. Photosynthetica, 58, 146-155. https://doi.org/10.32615/ps.2019.161Externer Link

Herrera-Ramirez, D., Muhr, J., Hartmann, H., Römermann, C., Trumbore, S., Sierra, C.A. (2020) Non-structural carbon ages and transit times provide insights in carbon allocation dynamics of mature trees. New Phytologist, 226, 1299-131. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.16461Externer Link

Karbstein, K., Prinz, K., Hellwig, F., Römermann, C. (2020). Plant intraspecific functional trait variation is related to within-habitat heterogeneity and genetic diversity in Trifolium montanum L. Ecology and Evolution, 10, 5015-5033.

Kattge, J., Bönisch, G., Díaz, S., .... Bucher, S.F., .... Römermann, C., ... Walther, G., et al. (2020) TRY plant trait database - enhanced coverage and open access. Global Change Biology, 26, 119-188. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14904Externer Link

Körschens, M., Bodesheim, P., Römermann, C., Bucher, S.F., Ulrich, J., Denzler, J. (2020) Towards Confirmable Automated Plant Cover Determination. In: Bartoli A., Fusiello A. (eds) Computer Vision - ECCV 2020 Workshops. ECCV 2020. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 12540. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-65414-6_22Externer Link

Lang, B., Ahlborn, J., Oyunbileg, M., Geiger, A., Von Wehrden, H., Wesche, K., Oyuntsetseg, B., Römermann, C. (2020) Grazing effects on intraspecific trait variability vary with changing precipitation patterns in Mongolian rangelands. Ecology and Evolution, 10, 678-691. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5895Externer Link

Luo, Y., El-Madany, T.S., Ma, X., Nair, R., Jung, M., Weber, U., Filippa, G., Bucher, S.F., Moreno, G., Cremonese, E., Carrara, A., Gonzalez-Cascon, R., Cáceres Escudero, Y., Galvagno, M., Pacheco-Labrador, J., Pilar Martín, M., Perez-Priego, O., Reichstein, M., Richardson, A.D., Menzel, A., Römermann, C., Migliavacca, M. (2020) Nutrients and water availability constrain the seasonality of vegetation activity in a Mediterranean ecosystem. Global Change Biology, 26, 4379-4400.

Oyundelger, K., Ritz, C. M., Oyunbileg, M., Lang, B., Ahlborn, J., Oyuntsetseg, B., Römermann, C., Wesche K. (2020). Climate and land use affect genetic structure of Stipa glareosa P. A. Smirn. in Mongolia. Flora - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants, 266, 151572.

Pabon-Moreno, D. E., Musavi, T., Migliavacca, M., Reichstein, M., Römermann, C., Mahecha, M. D. (2020). Ecosystem physio-phenology revealed using circular statistics. Biogeosciences, 17, 3991-4006.

Samuel, S., Shadaydeh, M., Böcker, S., Brügmann, B., Bucher, S.F., Deckert, V., Denzler, J., Dittrich, P., von Eggeling, F., Güllmar, D., Guntinas-Lichius, O., König-Ries, B., Löffler, F., Maicher, L., Marz, M., Migliavacca, M., Reichenbach, J.R., Reichstein, M., Römermann, C., Wittig, A. (2020) A virtual "Werkstatt" for digitization in the sciences. Research Ideas and Outcomes 6: e54106. https://doi.org/10.3897/rio.6.e54106Externer Link

Ulrich, J., Bucher, S.F., Eisenhauer, N., Schmidt, A., Türke, M., Gebler, A., Barry, K., Lange, M., Römermann, C. (2020). Invertebrate decline leads to shifts in plant species abundance and phenology. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2020.542125Externer Link.


Bucher, S.F., König, P., Menzel, A. Migliavacca, M., Ewald, J., Römermann, C. (2019) Traits and climate are associated with first flowering day in herbaceous species along elevational gradients. Ecology and Evolution, 8, 1147-1158. doi: 10.1002/ece3.3720Externer Link

Helm, J., Dutoit, T., Saatkamp, A., Bucher, S.F., Leiterer, M., Römermann, C. (2019) Recovery of Mediterranean steppe vegetation after cultivation: legacy effects on plant composition, soil properties and functional traits. Applied Vegetation Science, 22, 71-84. doi: 10.1111/avsc.12415Externer Link

Körschens, M., Denzler, J. (2019) ELPephants: A Fine-Grained Dataset for Elephant Re-Identification. The IEEE International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV) Workshop

Lang, B., Geiger, A., Oyunbileg, M., Ahlborn, J., von Wehrden, H., Wesche, K., Oyuntsetseg, B.,  Römermann, C. (2019) Intraspecific trait variation patterns along a precipitation gradient in Mongolian rangelands. FLORA - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants, 254, 135-146. doi: 10.1016/j.flora.2018.11.008Externer Link

Rauschkolb, R., Szczeparska, L., Kehl, A., Bossdorf, O., Scheepens, J.F. (2019)  Plant populations of three threatened species experience rapid evolution under ex-situ cultivation. Biodiversity and Conservation, 28, 3951-3969 https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-019-01859-9Externer Link

Scherreiks, P., Baumbach, H., Michalzik, B., Pusch, J., Römermann, C. (2019) Renaturierung von Trockenrasen auf Ackerbrachen in Thüringen: ein vegetationskundlich-funktioneller Ansatz. Artenschutzreport, 40, 15-26.

Tautenhahn, S., Grün-Wenzel, C., Jung, M., Higgins, S., Römermann, C. (2019) On the relevance of intraspecific trait variability-A synthesis of 56 dry grassland sites across Europe. FLORA - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants, 254, 161-172.


Ashastina, K., Kuzmina, S., Rudaya, N., Troeva, E., Schoch, W. H., Römermann, C., Reinecke, J., Otte, V., Savvinov, G., Wesche, K. & Kienast, F. (2018) Woodlands and steppes: Pleistocene vegetation in Yakutia's most continental part recorded in the Batagay permafrost sequence. Quaternary Science Reviews, 196, 38-61. doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.07.032Externer Link

Bruelheide, H., Dengler, J., Purschke, O., Lenoir, J., Jiménez-Alfaro, B., Hennekens, S.M., Botta-Dukát, Z., Chytrý, M., Field, R., Jansen, F., Kattge, J., Pillar, V.D., Schrodt, F., Mahecha, M.D., Peet, R.K., Sandel, B., van Bodegom, P., Altman, J., Alvarez Davila, E., Arfin Khan, M.A.S., Attorre, F., Aubin, I., Baraloto, C., Barroso, J.G., Bauters, M., Bergmeier, E., Biurrun, I., Bjorkman, A.D., Blonder, B., Čarni, A., Cayuela, L., Černý, T., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Craven, D., Dainese, M., Derroire, G., De Sanctis, M., Díaz, S., Doležal, J., Farfan-Rios, W., Feldpausch, T.R., Fenton, N.J., Garnier, E., Guerin, G.R., Gutiérrez, A.G., Haider, S., Hattab, T., Henry, G., Hérault, B., Higuchi, P., Hölzel, N., Homeier, J., Jentsch, A., Jürgens, N., Kącki, Z., Karger, D.N., Kessler, M., Kleyer, M., Knollová, I., Korolyuk, A.Y., Kühn, I., Laughlin, D.C., Lens, F., Loos, J., Louault, F., Lyubenova, M.I., Malhi, Y., Marcenò, C., Mencuccini, M., Müller, J.V., Munzinger, J., Myers-Smith, I.H., Neill, D.A., Niinemets, Ü., Orwin, K.H., Ozinga, W.A., Penuelas, J., Pérez-Haase, A., Petřík, P., Phillips, O.L., Pärtel, M., Reich, P.B., Römermann, C., Rodrigues, A.V., Sabatini, F.M., Sardans, J., Schmidt, M., Seidler, G., Silva Espejo, J.E., Silveira, M., Smyth, A., Sporbert, M., Svenning, J., Tang, Z., Thomas, R., Tsiripidis, I., Vassilev, K., Violle, C., Virtanen, R., Weiher, E., Welk, E., Wesche, K., Winter, M., Wirth, C. & Jandt, U. (2018) Global traitenvironment relationships of plant communities. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 12, 1906-1917.

Bucher, S.F., Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Römermann, C. (2018) Chlorophyll fluorescence and gas exchange measurements in field research: an ecological case study. Photosynthetica, 56, 1161-1170. doi: 10.1007/s11099-018-0809-5Externer Link

Bucher, S.F., Feiler, R., Buchner, O., Neuner, G., Rosbakh, S., Leiterer, M., Römermann, C. (2018) Temporal and spatial trade-offs between resistance and performance traits in herbaceous plant species. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 157, 187-196. doi: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2018.10.015Externer Link

Buisson, E., Jaunatre, R., Römermann, C., Bulot, A., Dutoit, T. (2018) Species transfer via topsoil translocation: lessons from two large Mediterranean restoration projects. Restoration Ecology, 26, 179-188. doi: 10.1111/rec.12682Externer Link

Ferlian, O., Cesarz, S., Craven, D., Hines, J., Barry, K.E., Bruelheide, H., Buscot, F., Haider, S., Heklau, H., Herrmann, S., Kühn, P., Pruschitzki, U., Schädler, M., Wagg, C., Weigelt, A., Wubet, T., Eisenhauer, N.  (2018). Mycorrhiza in tree diversity-ecosystem function relationships: conceptual framework and experimental implementation. Ecosphere 9 (5). doi: 10.1002/ecs2.2226Externer Link

König, P., Tautenhahn, S., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Kattge, J., Bönisch, G., Römermann, C. (2018) Advances in flowering phenology across the Northern Hemisphere are explained by functional traits. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27, 310-321. doi: 10.1111/geb.12696Externer Link

Körschens, M., Barz, B., Denzler J. (2018) Towards Automatic Identification of Elephants in the Wild, AI for Wildlife Conservation Workshop (AIWC).

Luo, Y., El-Madany, T.S., Filippa, G., Ma, X., Ahrens, B., Carrara, A., Gonzalez-Cascon, R., Cremonese, E., Galvagno, M., Hammer, T.W., Pacheco-Labrador, J., Martín, M.P., Moreno, G., Perez-Priego, O., Reichstein, M., Richardson, A.D., Römermann, C., Migliavacca, M. (2018) Using Near-Infrared-Enabled Digital Repeat Photography to Track Structural and Physiological Phenology in Mediterranean TreeGrass Ecosystems. Remote Sensing, 10, 1293. doi: 10.3390/rs10081293Externer Link


Bucher, S.F., Auerswald, K., Grün-Wenzel, C., Higgins, S.I., Jorge, J.G., Römermann, C. (2017) Stomatal traits relate to habitat preferences of herbaceous species in a temperate climate. FLORA - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants, 229, 107-115. doi: 10.1016/j.flora.2017.02.011Externer Link

Scheepens, J.F., Rauschkolb, R., Ziegler, R., Schroth, V., Bossdorf, O. (2017) Genotypic diversity and environmental variability affect the invasibility of experimental plant populations. Oikos, 127, 570-578.https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.04818Externer Link


Bernadou, A., Römermann, C., Gratiashvili, N., Heinze J. (2016) Body size but not colony size increases with altitude in the Holarctic ant, Leptothorax acervorum. Ecological Entomology, 41, 733-736. doi: 10.1111/een.12338Externer Link

Bucher, S.F., Auerswald, K., Tautenhahn, S., Geiger, A., Otto, J., Müller, A., Römermann, C. (2016) Inter- and intraspecific variation in stomatal pore area index along elevational gradients and its relation to leaf functional traits. Plant Ecology, 217, 229-240. doi:10.1007/s11258-016-0564-2Externer Link

Gödeke, K., Michel, H., Römermann, C., Reimann, S. (2016) Die Akzeptanz muss noch wachsen Welche Auswirkungen haben einjährige Blüh- und Ackerrandstreifen für den produktiv genutzten Agrarraum? Bauernzeitung, 57, 30-32.

Römermann, C., Bucher, S.F., Hahn, M., Bernhardt-Römermann, M. (2016) Plant Functional Traits - Fixed Facts or Variable Depending on the Season? Folia Geobotanica, 51, 143-159. doi: 10.1007/s12224-016-9250-3Externer Link


Bucher, S.F., Ghorbani, A., Langenberger, G. (2015) Wild plant collection- Sustainable collection of traditional Chinese medicinal plant species in Yunnan Province. TRAFFIC Factsheet.

Gödeke, K., Römermann C., Reimann, S., Michel, H. (2015) Entscheidungsgrundlagen für die Umsetzung des Greenings in Thüringen Akzeptanz von einjährigen Blüh- und Ackerrandstreifen im produktiv genutzten Agrarraum. Schriftenreihe der TLL, 1/2016, 101-103.

Rosbakh, S., Römermann, C., Poschlod, P. (2015) Specific leaf area correlates with temperature: new evidence of trait variation at the population, species and community levels. Alpine Botany, 125, 79-86. doi: 10.1007/s00035-015-0150-6Externer Link


Dehling, D.M., Fritz, S.A., Töpfer, T., Päckert, M., Estler, P., Böhning-Gaese, K., Schleuning, M. (2014) Functional and phylogenetic diversity and assemblage structure of frugivorous birds along an elevational gradient in the tropical Andes. Ecography, 37, 1047-1055. doi: 10.1111/ecog.00623Externer Link

Purschke, O., Sykes, M.T., Poschlod, P., Michalski, S.G., Römermann, C., Durka, W., Kuhn, I., Prentice, H.C. (2014) Interactive effects of landscape history and current management on dispersal trait diversity in grassland plant communities. Journal of Ecology, 102, 437-446. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12199Externer Link


Lauterbach, D., Römermann, C., Jeltsch, F., Ristow, M. (2013) Factors driving plant rarity in dry grasslands on different spatial scales: a functional trait approach. Biodiversity & Conservation, 22, 2337-2353. doi: 10.1007/s10531-013-0455-yExterner Link

Porensky, L.M., Bucher, S.F., Veblen, K.E., Treydte, A.C., Young, T.P. (2013) Megaherbivores and cattle alter edge effects around ecosystem hotspots in an African savanna. Journal of Arid Environments, 96, 55-63. doi: 10.1016/j.jaridenv.2013.04.003Externer Link

Schymanski, S.J., Dormann, C.F., Cabral, J., Chuine, I., Graham, C.H., Hartig, F., Kearney, M., Morin, X., Römermann, C., Schröder, B., Singer, A. (2013) Process, correlation and parameter fitting in species distribution models: a response to Kriticos et al. Journal of Biogeography, 40, 611-613. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12075Externer Link


Dormann, C.F., Schymanski, S.J., Cabral, J., Chuine, I., Graham, C., Hartig, F., Kearney, M., Morin, X., Römermann, C., Schröder, B., Singer, A. (2012) Correlation and process in species distribution models: bridging a dichotomy. Journal of Biogeography, 39, 2119-2131. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02659.xExterner Link

Higgins, S.I., OHara, R.B., Römermann, C. (2012) A niche for biology in species distribution models. Journal of Biogeography, 39, 2091-2095. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12029Externer Link

Kissling, W.D., Dormann, C.F., Groeneveld, J., Hickler, T., Kuhn, I., McInerny, G.J., Montoya, J.M., Römermann, C., Schiffers, K., Schurr, F.M., Singer, A., Svenning, J.C., Zimmermann, N.E., OHara, R.B. (2012) Towards novel approaches to modelling biotic interactions in multispecies assemblages at large spatial extents. Journal of Biogeography, 39, 2163-2178. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02663.xExterner Link

Higgins, S.I., Römermann, C., OHara, R.B. (2012) Special Issue: The ecological niche as a window to biodiversity. Journal of Biogeography, 39, 2089-2089. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12039Externer Link


Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Römermann, C., Sperlich, S., Schmidt, W. (2011) Explaining grassland biomass the contribution of climate, species and functional diversity depends on fertilisation and mowing frequency - Journal of Applied Ecology 48:1088-1097.

Bucher, S.F., Ghorbani, A., Langenberger, G., Küppers, M., Sauerborn, J. (2011) Asparagus spp. in Traditional Chinese Medicine - Wild Collection and It Sustainability. TRAFFIC Bulletin, 23, 9-11.

Drobnik, J., Römermann, C., Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Poschlod, P. (2011) Adaptation of plant functional group composition to management changes in calcareous grassland. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 145, 29-37. doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2010.12.021Externer Link


Saatkamp, A., Römermann, C., Dutoit, T. (2010) Plant functional traits show non-linear response to grazing. Folia Geobotanica, 45, 239-252. doi: 10.1007/s12224-010-9069-2Externer Link


Knapp, S., Kühn, I., Bakker, J., Kleyer, M., Klotz, S., Ozinga, W., Poschlod, P., Thompson, K., Thuiller, W., Römermann, C. (2009) Landsman or urbanite how species traits and affinity to urban land-use control plant species frequency. Diversity & Distributions, 15, 533-546. doi: 10.1111/j.1472-4642.2009.00561.xExterner Link

Kollmar, P., Schneider, C., Römermann, C., Briemle, G., Neff, R., Schreiber, K.-F., Poschlod, P. (2009) Vegetationskundliche Langzeit-Untersuchungen. In: Oppermann, R., Blew, J., Haack, S., Hötker, H., Poschlod, P. (Hrsg.) Gemeinsame Agrarpolitik (GAP) und Biodiversität: Auswirkungen der Cross Compliance Regelungen auf die Biodiversität. Ergebnisse des F+E-Vorhabens 806 88 020 des Bundesamtes für Naturschutz. Schriftenreihe Naturschutz und Biologische Vielfalt, 100.

Öster, M., Ask, K., Römermann, C., Tackenberg, O., Eriksson O. (2009) Plant colonization of ex-arable fields from adjacent species-rich grasslands: The importance of dispersal vs. recruitment ability. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 130, 93-99. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2009.01721.xExterner Link

Ozinga, W.A., Römermann, C., Bekker, R.M., Prinzing, A., Tamis, W.L.M. , Schaminée, J.H.J., Hennekens, S.M., Thompson, K., Poschlod, P., Kleyer, M., Bakker, J.P., van Groenendael, J.M. (2009) Dispersal failure contributes to plant losses in NW Europe. Ecology Letters, 12, 66-74. doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2008.01261.xExterner Link

Poschlod, P., Schreiber K.-F., Mitlacher K., Römermann, C., Bernhardt-Römermann, M. (2009) Vegetationsökologische Untersuchungen. In: Schreiber, K.-F., Brauckmann, H.-J., Broll, G., Krebs, S., Poschlod, P. (Hrsg.): Artenreiches Grünland in der Kulturlandschaft. 30 Jahre Offenhaltungsversuche Baden-Württemberg. Naturschutz-Spectrum Themen, 97, 243-288.

Römermann, C., Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Kleyer, M., Poschlod, P. (2009) Substitutes for grazing in semi-natural grasslands- represent mowing or mulching valuable alternatives to maintain vegetation dynamics? Journal of Vegetation Science, 20, 1086-1098. doi: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2009.01106.xExterner Link


Kleyer, M., Bekker, R.M., Knevel, I.C., Bakker, J.P., Thompson, K., Sonnenschein, M., Poschlod, P., Van Groenendal, J.M., Klimes, L., Klimesova, J., Klotz, S., Rusch, G., Hermy, M., Adriaens, D., Boedeltje, G., Bossuyt, B., Endels, P., Götzenberger, L., Hodgson, J.G., Jackel, A.-K., Dannemann, A., Kühn, I., Kunzmann, D., Ozinga, W., Römermann, C., Stadler, M., Schlegelmilch, J., Steendam, H., Tackenberg, O., Wilmann, B., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Eriksson, O., Garnier, E., Fitter, A., Peco, B. (2008) The LEDA traitbase: A data­base of plant life-history traits of Northwest European flora. Journal of Ecology, 96, 1266-1274. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2008.01430.xExterner Link

Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Römermann, C., Nuske, R., Parth, A., Klotz, S., Schmidt, W., Stadler, J. (2008) On the identification of the most suitable traits for plant functional trait analyses. Oikos, 117, 1533-1541. doi: 10.1111/j.0030-1299.2008.16776.xExterner Link

Römermann, C., Tackenberg, O., Jackel, A.-K., Poschlod, P. (2008) Eutrophication and fragmentation are related to species rate of decline but not to species rarity! Results from a functional approach. Biodiversity & Conservation, 17, 591-604. doi: 10.1007/s10531-007-9283-2Externer Link


Ozinga, W.A., Hennekens, S.M., Schaminee, J.H.J., Smits, N.A.C., Bekker, R.M., Römermann, C., Klimes, L., Bakker, J.P., van Groenendael, J.M. (2007) Local above-ground persistence of vascular plants: Life-history trade-offs and environmental constraints. Journal of Vegetation Science, 18, 489-497. doi: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2007.tb02563.xExterner Link

Römermann, C., Tackenberg, O., Scheuerer, M., May, R., Poschlod, P. (2007) Predicting habitat distribution and frequency from plant species co-occurrence data. Journal of Biogeography, 34, 1041-1052. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2006.01685.xExterner Link


Buisson, E., Dutoit, T., Torre, F., Römermann, C., Poschlod, P. (2006) The implications of seed rain and seed bank patterns for plant succession at the edges of abandoned fields in Mediterranean landscapes. Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment, 115, 6-14. doi: 10.1016/j.agee.2005.12.003Externer Link

Poschlod, P., Ahlmer, W., Dürhammer, O., Jackel, A.-K., Reisch, C., Römermann, C., Scheuerer, M., Tackenberg, O., Bergmeier, E., Bettinger, A., Borgmann, P., Ewald, J., Fink, H., Haeupler, H., Kleyer, M., Klotz, S., Kühn, I., May, R., Schönfelder, P. (2006) NetPhyD- warum brauchen wir ein Netzwerk zur Phytodiversität Deutschland? Floristische Rundbriefe, 8, 33-63.

Römermann, C. (2006) Patterns and processes of plant species frequency and life-history traits. Dissertationes Botanicae, 402, 1-117.

Tackenberg, O., Römermann, C., Thompson, K., Poschlod, P. (2006) What does diaspore morphology tell us about external animal dispersal? Evidence from standardized experiments measuring seed retention on animal-coats. Basic & Applied Ecology, 7, 45-58. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2005.05.001Externer Link


Dutoit, T., Forey, E., Römermann, C., Buisson, E., Fadda, S., Saatkamp, A., Gaignard, P., Trivelly, E. (2005) Rémanence des utilisations anciennes et gestion conservatoire des pelouses calcicoles en France. Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Societes et Environment, 9, 125-132.

Römermann, C., Tackenberg, O., Poschlod, P. (2005) How to predict attachment potential of seeds to sheep and cattle coat from simple morphological seed traits. Oikos, 110, 219-230. doi: 10.1111/j.0030-1299.2005.13911.xExterner Link

Römermann, C., Dutoit, T., Poschlod, P., Buisson, E. (2005) Influence of former cultivation on the unique Mediterranean steppe of France and consequences for conservation management. Biological Conversation, 121, 21-33. 10.1016/j.biocon.2004.04.006Externer Link

Römermann, C., Tackenberg, O., Poschlod, P. (2005) Dispersability traits (Buoyancy, Epizoochory, Endozoochory, Dispersal data obtained from literature). In: Knevel, I.C., Bekker, R.M., Kunzmann, D., Stadler, M., Thompson, K. (eds.): The LEDA Traitbase Collecting and Measuring Standards. 119-133.

Römermann, C., Jackel, A.K., Tackenberg, O., Poschlod, P. (2005) Using functional traits to explain national increase or decrease of plant species in Germany. Tutorial for the traitbase LEDA. http://www.leda-traitbase.orgExterner Link


Römermann, C., Bernhardt, M., Dutoit, T., Poschlod, P., Rolando, C. (2004) Histoire culturale de la Crau: potentialités de ré-établissement des espèces caractéristiques du coussous après abandon. Ecologia Mediterranea, 30, 47-70.