M. Gerhard; A. Schlenker; H. Hillebrand; M. Striebel. Environmental stoichiometry mediates phytoplankton diversity effects on communities’ resource use efficiency and biomass.

Urrutia Cordero, P., S. Langenheder, M. Striebel, D.G. Angeler, S. Bertilsson, P. Eklöv, L.-A. Hansson, E. Kelpsiene, H. Laudon, M. Lundgren, L. Parkefelt, I. Donohue, H. Hillebrand. Integrating multiple dimensions of ecological stability into a vulnerability framework. Journal of Ecology.

Rhiel, E., Hoischen, C., Westermann, M. 2021: Rhodopsins build u the birefringent bodies of the dinoflagellate Oxyrrhis marina. Protoplasma

Pauli, NC., Metfies, K., Pakhomov, E.A., Neuhaus, S., Graeve, M., Wenta, P., Flintrop, CM., Badewien, TH., Iversen, MH., Meyer, B. Selective feeding in Southern Ocean key grazers—diet composition of krill and salps. Commun Biol 4, 1061 (2021).

Rhiel, E., Ammermann, S. 2021: The influence of light quality and prey organisms on the amounts of rhodopsins of the dinoflagellate Oxyrrhis marina. Nova Hedwigia 111 (3-4): 307-321. DOI: 10.1127/nova_hedwigia/2021/0631

Mori, C, M. Beck, N. H. Hintz, J. Merder, C. Bunse, T. Dittmar, L. Dlugosch, L. Böttcher, K. Pahnke, M. Striebel, B. Schnetger, M. Simon, H.-J. Brumsack, 2021. Biogeochemical thallium cycling during a mesocosm phytoplankton spring bloom: Biotic versus abiotic drivers. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

Hintz, N. H., Zeising, M., Striebel, M. 2021.  Changes in spectral quality of underwater light alter phytoplankton community composition. Limnology and Oceanography.

Wollschläger J, Neale PJ, North RL, Striebel M and Zielinski O. 2021. Editorial: Climate Change and Light in Aquatic Ecosystems: Variability & Ecological Consequences. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:688712.

UrrutiaCordero, P., Langvall, O., Blomkvist, P., Angeler, D., Bertilsson, S., Colom Montero, W., Eklöv, P., Aagaard Jakobsen, N., Klemedtsson, L., Laudon, H., Liljebladh, B., Lundgren, M., Parkefelt, L., Kelpsiene, E., Pierson, D., Rankinen, J., Striebel, M., Tranvik, L.J., Weslien, P., Hillebrand, H. and Langenheder, S. 2021. SITES AquaNet: An open infrastructure for mesocosm experiments with high frequency sensor monitoring across lakes. Limnol Oceanogr Methods.

Mori, C. M., M. Beck, M. Striebel, J. Merder B. Schnetger, T. Dittmar, K. Pahnke, H.-J. Brumsack. 2021. Biogeochemical cycling of molybdenum and thallium during a phytoplankton summer bloom: A mesocosm study. Marine Chemistry.

Gerhard, M., C. Mori, M. Striebel. 2021. Nonrandom species loss in phytoplankton communities and its effect on ecosystem functioning. Limnology and Oceanography.

Plum, C., Cornils, A., Driscoll, R., Wenta, P., Badewien, T. H., Niggemann, J., & Moorthi, S. (2021). Mesozooplankton trait distribution in relation to environmental conditions and the presence of krill and salps along the northern Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of Plankton Research.

Hintz, N. H. (2021). Highlighting Theodor W. Engelmann's “Farbe und Assimilation”[Color and Assimilation]. Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin.

Yang, Y., Hillebrand, H., Lagisz, M., Cleasby, I., & Nakagawa, S. (2021). Low statistical power and overestimated anthropogenic impacts, exacerbated by publication bias, dominate field studies in global change biology. Global Change Biology.

Bauer, B. M. Kleyer, D. C. Albach, B. Blasius, U. Brose, T. Ferreira‐Arruda, U. Feudel, G. Gerlach, C. Hof, H. Kreft, L. Kuczynski, K. Lõhmus, S. Moorthi, C. Scherber, S. Scheu, G. Zotz, H. Hillebrand (2021). Functional trait dimensions of trophic metacommunities. Ecography, 44(10), 1486-1500.

Norberg, J., Blenckner, T., Cornell, S., Petchey, O., & Hillebrand, H. (2021). Failures to disagree'is essential for environmental science to effectively influence policy development. 10.22541/au.163256403.31025326/v1 

Ryabov, A., Blasius, B., Hillebrand, H., Olenina, I., & Gross, T. (2021). Trait reconstruction and estimation of functional diversity from ecolocical monitoring data. arXiv preprint arXiv:2107.13792.

Hillebrand, H., Donohue, I., Harpole, W. S., Hodapp, D., Kucera, M., Lewandowska, A. M., Merder, J., Montoya, J.M., Freund, J. A. (2021). Reply to: Empirical pressure-response relations can benefit assessment of safe operating spaces. Nature ecology & evolution, 1-2.

Bastazini, V. A., Galiana, N., Hillebrand, H., Estiarte, M., Ogaya, R., Peñuelas, J., Sommer, U. Montoya, J. M. (2021). The impact of climate warming on species diversity across scales: Lessons from experimental meta‐ecosystems. Global Ecology and Biogeography.

Mentges, A., Blowes, S. A., Hodapp, D., Hillebrand, H., & Chase, J. M. (2021). Effects of site‐selection bias on estimates of biodiversity change. Conservation Biology, 35(2), 688-698.

Urrutia-Cordero, P, S. Langenheder, D. Angeler, S. Bertilsson, B. Csitari, P. Eklöv, L.-A. Hansson, E. Kelpsiene, H. Laudon, L. Lundgren, O.A. Osman, M. Striebel, H. Hillebrand.  2021. Functionally reversible impacts of disturbances on lake food webs linked to spatial and seasonal dependencies. Ecology.


Gerhard, M., C. Mori, M. Striebel. 2020. Nonrandom species loss in phytoplankton communities and its effect on ecosystem functioning. Limnology and Oceanography.

Rillo, M. C., C. G. Miller, M. Kucera, T. H. G. Ezard. (2020) Intraspecific size variation in planktonic foraminifera cannot be consistently predicted by the environment, Ecology and Evolution 10(20): 11579-11590,

Marzetz V, Spijkerman E, Striebel M and Wacker A. (2020). Phytoplankton Community Responses to Interactions Between Light Intensity, Light Variations, and Phosphorus Supply. Front. Environ. Sci. 8:539733.

Yasuhara, M., H.-H. M. Huang, P. Hull, M. C. Rillo, F. L. Condamine, D. P. Tittensor, M. Kučera, M. J. Costello, S. Finnegan, A. O’Dea, Y. Hong, T. C. Bonebrake, N. R. McKenzie, H. Doi, C.-L. Wei, Y. Kubota, E. E. Saupe, (2020). Time machine biology: Cross-timescale integration of ecology, evolution, and oceanography, Oceanography 33(2): 16-28,

Hillebrand H., Jacob U. & Leslie H.M. (2020). Integrative research perspectives on marine conservation. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 375, 20190444.

Rishworth G.M., Adams J.B., Bird M.S., Carrasco N.K., Dänhardt A., Dannheim J., Lemley D.A., Pistorius P.A., Scheiffarth G. & Hillebrand H. (2020). Cross-continental analysis of coastal biodiversity change. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B, 375, 20190452.

Mentges, A., Blowes, S. A., Hodapp, D., Hillebrand, H., & Chase, J. M. 2020. Effects of site‐selection bias on estimates of biodiversity change. Conservation Biology.

Hillebrand, H., Donohue, I., Harpole, W. S., Hodapp, D., Kucera, M., Lewandowska, A. M., Merder, J,, Montoya J.M. & Freund, J. A. 2020. Thresholds for ecological responses to global change do not emerge from empirical data. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1-8.

Mustaffa N. I. H., Kallajoki, L., Biederbick J., Binder F. I., Schlenker A., Striebel M.. Coastal Ocean Darkening Effects via Terrigenous DOM Addition on Plankton: An Indoor Mesocosm Experiment (2020) Front. Mar. Sci.

Mustaffa, N. I. H., Kallajoki, L., Hillebrand, H., Wurl, O., & Striebel, M. (2020). Sea surface phytoplankton community response to nutrient and light changes. Marine Biology, 167(9), 1-15.

Lewandowska, AM, Jonkers, L, Auel, H, Freund, J.A., Kucera, M., Hillebrand, H. 2020.Scale dependence of temporal biodiversity change in modern and fossil marine plankton. Global Ecol Biogeogr. 29: 10081019.

Rhiel, E., Westermann, M., Steiniger, F., Hoischen, C.: The proteorhodopsins of the dinoflagellate Oxyrrhis marina: ultrastructure and localization by immunofluorescence light microscopy and immunoelectron microscopy. Protoplasma

Rhiel, E., Nguyen, T., Wöhlbrand, L., Ralf Rabus, R. 2020. A simple protocol for the isolation of proteorhodopsins of the dinoflagellate Oxyrrhis marina. Journal of Basic Microbiology

Westermann, M., Ammermann, S., Rhiel, E. 2020. The trichocyst matrix proteins of the dinoflagellate Oxyrrhis marina: a direct proof by immunofluorescence light microscopy and immuno-electron microscopy. Nova Hedwigia 110: 269-279

Frank, F., M. Danger, H. Hillebrand, M. Striebel. 2020. Stoichiometric constraints on phytoplankton resource use efficiency in monocultures and mixtures. Limnology and Oceanography.

Hillebrand H. & Kunze C. (2020). Meta-analysis on pulse disturbances reveals differences in functional and compositional recovery across ecosystems. Ecology Letters, 23, 575-585.

Kamyab, E., Goebeler, N., Kellermann, M. Y., Rohde, S., Reverter, M., Striebel, M., & Schupp, P. J. (2020). Anti-Fouling Effects of Saponin-Containing Crude Extracts from Tropical Indo-Pacific Sea Cucumbers. Marine Drugs, 18(4), 181.

Lange, G., Bininda-Emonds, O. R., Hillebrand, H., Meier, D., Moorthi, S. D., Schmitt, J. A., ... & Kröncke, I. (2020). Elevation gradient affects the development of macrozoobenthic communities in the Wadden Sea: A field experiment with artificial islands. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 523, 151268.

Plum, C., & Hillebrand, H. (2020). Correction to: Multiple zooplankton species alter the stoichiometric interactions between producer and consumer levels. Marine Biology, 167(3), 26.

Plum, C., Hillebrand, H., & Moorthi, S. (2020). Krill vs salps: dominance shift from krill to salps is associated with higher dissolved N: P ratios. Scientific reports, 10(1), 1-10.

Van Opzeeland, I., & Hillebrand, H. (2020). Year-round passive acoustic data reveal spatio-temporal patterns in marine mammal community composition in the Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 638, 191-206.


Busch M., Caron D. & Moorthi S. (2019). Growth and grazing control of the dinoflagellate Lingulodinium polyedrum in a natural plankton community. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 611, 45-58.

Carey, J.C., Jankowski, K., Julian, P., Sethna, L.R., Thomas, P.K. & Rohweder, J. (2019). Exploring silica stoichiometry on a large floodplain riverscape. Front. Ecol. Evol., 7, 1–18.

Clark A.T., Hillebrand H. & Harpole W.S. (2019). Scale both confounds and informs characterization of multi-species coexistence in empirical systems. The American Naturalist, 194, 794-806.

Doi H. & Hillebrand H. (2019). Historical contingency and productivity effects on food-chain length. Communications Biology, 2, 40.

Eisenhauer N., Schielzeth H., Barnes A.D., Barry K.E., Bonn A., Brose U., Bruelheide H., Buchmann N., Buscot F., Ebeling A., Ferlian O., Freschet G.T., Giling D.P., Hättenschwiler S., Hillebrand H., Hines J., Isbell F., Koller-France E., König-Ries B., de Kroon H., Meyer S.T., Milcu A., Müller J., Nock C.A., Petermann J.S., Roscher C., Scherber C., Scherer-Lorenzen M., Schmid B., Schnitzer S.A., Schuldt A., Tscharntke T., Türke M., van Dam N.M., van der Plas F., Vogel A., Wagg C., Wardle D.A., Weigelt A., Weisser W.W., Wirth C. & Jochum M. (2019). A multitrophic perspective on biodiversity–ecosystem functioning research. In: Adv. Ecol. Res. (eds. Eisenhauer N, Bohan DA & Dumbrell AJ). Academic Press, pp. 1-54.

Eriksson B.K. & Hillebrand H. (2019). Rapid reorganization of global biodiversity. Science, 366, 308-309.

Fischer T., Schorb M., Reintjes G., Kolovou A., Santarella-Mellwig R., Markert S., Rhiel E., Littmann S., Becher D., Schweder T. & Harder J. (2019). Biopearling of Interconnected Outer Membrane Vesicle Chains by a Marine Flavobacterium. Appl. Environ. Microbiol., 85, e00829-19.

Gerhard M., Koussoroplis A.M., Hillebrand H. & Striebel M. (2019). Phytoplankton community responses to temperature fluctuations under different nutrient concentrations and stoichiometry. Ecology, 0, e02834.

Gülzow N., Wahlen Y. & Hillebrand H. (2019). Metaecosystem Dynamics of Marine Phytoplankton Alters Resource Use Efficiency along Stoichiometric Gradients. The American Naturalist, 193, 35-50.

Heyerhoff B., Nguyen T., Hillebrand H. & Rhiel E. (2019). On the morphology and predatory behavior of the dinoflagellate Oxyrrhis marina exposed to reduced salinity. European Journal of Protistology, 68, 37-47.

Hodapp D., Hillebrand H. & Striebel M. (2019). 'Unifying' the Concept of Resource Use Efficiency in Ecology. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 6, 233.

Maureaud A., Hodapp D., van Denderen P.D., Hillebrand H., Gislason H., Spaanheden Dencker T., Beukhof E. & Lindegren M. (2019). Biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships in fish communities: biomass is related to evenness and the environment, not to species richness. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 286, 20191189.

Nguyen T., Ammermann S., Kieselhorst E. & Rhiel E. (2019). Scanning electron microscopy of the dinoflagellate Oxyrrhis marina: a matter of method. Nova Hedwigia, 109, 17-39.

Plum C. & Hillebrand H. (2019). Multiple zooplankton species alter the stoichiometric interactions between producer and consumer levels. Mar. Biol., 166, 163.

Rhiel E., Wöhlbrand L. & Rabus R. (2019). Lectin-binding and dissociation/reconstitution studies on the trichocysts of the dinoflagellate Oxyrrhis marina. Protoplasma, 256, 459-469.

Rillo M.C., Sugawara M.T.C., Cabella B., Jonkers L., Baranowski U.K., Kučera M. & Ezard T.H.G. (2019). On the mismatch in the strength of competition among fossil and modern species of planktonic Foraminifera. Glob. Ecol. Biogeogr., 28, 1866-1878.

Stolle, C., M. Ribas-Ribas, T.H. Badewien, J. Barnes, L.J. Carpenter, R. Chance, L.R. Damgaard, A.M. Durán Quesada, A. Engel, S. Frka, L. Galgani, B. Gašparović, M. Gerriets, N.I. Mustaffa, H. Herrmann, L. Kallajoki, R. Pereira, F. Radach, N.P. Revsbech, P. Rickard, A. Saint, M. Salter, M. Striebel, N. Triesch, G. Uher, R.C. Upstill-Goddard, M. van Pinxteren, B. Zäncker, P. Zieger, and O. Wurl, 0. 2019. The MILAN campaign: Studying diel light effects on the air-sea interface. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 0,

Thomas, P.K., Dunn, G.P., Coats, E.R., Newby, D.T. & Feris, K.P. (2019). Algal diversity and traits predict biomass yield and grazing resistance in wastewater cultivation. J. Appl. Phycol., 31, 2323–2334.

Thomas, P.K., Dunn, G.P., Good, A.R., Callahan, M.P., Coats, E.R., Newby, D.T., et al. (2019). A natural algal polyculture outperforms an assembled polyculture in wastewater-based open pond biofuel production. Algal Res., 40, 101488.


Bannar-Martin KH, Kremer CT, Ernest M, Leibold MA, Auge H, Chase J, Declerck SAJ, Eisenhauer N, Harpole S, Hillebrand H, Isbell F, Koffel T, Larsen S, Narwani A, Petermann JS, Roscher C, Cabral JS, Supp SR (2018) Integrating community assembly and biodiversity to better understand ecosystem function: the Community Assembly and the Functioning of Ecosystems (CAFE) approach Ecology Letters, 21, 167-180

Flöder S., Bromann L. & Moorthi S. (2018). Inter- and intraspecific consumer trait variations determine consumer diversity effects in multispecies predator-prey systems. Aquat. Microb. Ecol., 81, 243-256.

Guiz J., Ebeling A., Eisenhauer N., Hacker N., Hertzog L., Oelmann Y., Roscher C., Wagg C. & Hillebrand H. (2018). Interspecific competition alters leaf stoichiometry in 20 grassland species. Oikos, 127, 903-914.

Hautier Y., Isbell F., Borer E.T., Seabloom E.W., Harpole W.S., Lind E.M., MacDougall A.S., Stevens C.J., Adler P.B., Alberti J., Bakker J.D., Brudvig L.A., Buckley Y.M., Cadotte M., Caldeira M.C., Chaneton E.J., Chu C., Daleo P., Dickman C.R., Dwyer J.M., Eskelinen A., Fay P.A., Firn J., Hagenah N., Hillebrand H., Iribarne O., Kirkman K.P., Knops J.M.H., La Pierre K.J., McCulley R.L., Morgan J.W., Pärtel M., Pascual J., Price J.N., Prober S.M., Risch A.C., Sankaran M., Schuetz M., Standish R.J., Virtanen R., Wardle G.M., Yahdjian L. & Hector A. (2018). Local loss and spatial homogenization of plant diversity reduce ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2, 50-56.

Hillebrand H., Blasius B., Borer E.T., Chase J.M., Downing J.A., Eriksson B.K., Filstrup C.T., Harpole W.S., Hodapp D., Larsen S., Lewandowska A.M., Seabloom E.W., Van de Waal D.B. & Ryabov A.B. (2018). Biodiversity change is uncoupled from species richness trends: consequences for conservation and monitoring. J. Appl. Ecol., 55, 169-184.

Hillebrand H., Brey T., Gutt J., Hagen W., Metfies K., Meyer B. & Lewandowska A. (2018). Climate Change: Warming Impacts on Marine Biodiversity. In: Handbook on Marine Environment Protection : Science, Impacts and Sustainable Management (eds. Salomon M & Markus T). Springer International Publishing Cham, pp. 353-373.

Hillebrand H., Langenheder S., Lebret K., Lindström E., Östman Ö. & Striebel M. (2018). Decomposing multiple dimensions of stability in global change experiments. Ecology Letters, 21, 21-30.

Hodapp D., Borer Elizabeth T., Harpole W.S., Lind Eric M., Seabloom Eric W., Adler Peter B., Alberti J., Arnillas Carlos A., Bakker Jonathan D., Biederman L., Cadotte M., Cleland Elsa E., Collins S., Fay Philip A., Firn J., Hagenah N., Hautier Y., Iribarne O., Knops Johannes M.H., McCulley Rebecca L., MacDougall A., Moore Joslin L., Morgan John W., Mortensen B., La Pierre Kimberly J., Risch Anita C., Schütz M., Peri P., Stevens Carly J., Wright J. & Hillebrand H. (2018). Spatial heterogeneity in species composition constrains plant community responses to herbivory and fertilisation. Ecology Letters, 21, 1364-1371.

Markus T., Hillebrand H., Hornidge A.-K., Krause G. & Schlüter A. (2018). Disciplinary diversity in marine sciences: the urgent case for an integration of research. ICES J. Mar. Sci., 75, 502-509.

Meyer S.T., Ptacnik R., Hillebrand H., Bessler H., Buchmann N., Ebeling A., Eisenhauer N., Engels C., Fischer M., Halle S., Klein A.-M., Oelmann Y., Roscher C., Rottstock T., Scherber C., Scheu S., Schmid B., Schulze E.-D., Temperton V.M., Tscharntke T., Voigt W., Weigelt A., Wilcke W. & Weisser W.W. (2018). Biodiversity–multifunctionality relationships depend on identity and number of measured functions. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2, 44-49.

Rhiel, E

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Rhiel E., Wöhlbrand L., Rabus R. & Voget S. (2018). Candidates of trichocyst matrix proteins of the dinoflagellate Oxyrrhis marina. Protoplasma, 255, 217-230.

Rhiel E., Wöhlbrand L., Rabus R. & Voget S. (2018). Erratum to: Candidates of trichocyst matrix proteins of the dinoflagellate Oxyrrhis marina. Protoplasma, 255, 231-234.

Verbeek L., Gall A., Hillebrand H. & Striebel M. (2018). Warming and oligotrophication cause shifts in freshwater phytoplankton communities. Global Change Biology, 24, 4532-4543.

Verbeek L., Vanhamel M., Berg E., Hanashiro F.T.T., Gianuca A.T., Striebel M., Lemmens P., Declerck S.A.J., Hillebrand H. & Meester L.D. (2018). Compositional and functional consequences of environmental change in Belgian farmland ponds. Freshw. Biol., 63, 581-596.

Zielinski O., Meier D., Lõhmus K., Balke T., Kleyer M. & Hillebrand H. (2018). Environmental conditions of a salt-marsh biodiversity experiment on the island of Spiekeroog (Germany). Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 10, 1843-1858.


Ammermann, S., Hillebrand, H., Rosenfeld, N. & Rhiel, E. (2017) On the predatory behavior of Oxyrrhis marina (Dinophyceae) feeding on Pyramimonas grossii (Prasinophyceae).

Balke, T., Lõhmus, K., Hillebrand, H., Zielinski, O., Haynert, K., Meier, D., Hodapp, D., Minden, V. & Kleyer, M. (2017) Experimental salt marsh islands: A model system for novel metacommunity experiments. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 198, 288-298.

Beck, M., Reckhardt, A., Amelsberg, J., Bartholomä, A., Brumsack, H.-J., Cypionka, H., Dittmar, T., Engelen, B., Greskowiak, J., Hillebrand, H., Holtappels, M., Neuholz, R., Köster, J., Kuypers, M.M.M., Massmann, G., Meier, D., Niggemann, J., Paffrath, R., Pahnke, K., Rovo, S., Striebel, M., Vandieken, V., Wehrmann, A. & Zielinski, O. (2017) The drivers of biogeochemistry in beach ecosystems: A cross-shore transect from the dunes to the low-water line. Marine Chemistry, 190, 35-50.

Fischer, R., Giebel, H.-A., Hillebrand, H. & Ptacnik, R. (2017) Importance of mixotrophic bacterivory can be predicted by light and loss rates. Oikos, 126, 713-722.

Gall, A., Übel, U., Ebensen, U., Hillebrand, H., Meier, S., Singer, G., Wacker, A. & Striebel, M. (2017) Planktotrons: A novel indoor mesocosm facility for aquatic biodiversity and food web research. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, online early.

Gruner, D.S., Bracken, M.E.S., Berger, S.A., Eriksson, B.K., Gamfeldt, L., Matthiessen, B., Moorthi, S., Sommer, U. & Hillebrand, H. (2017) Effects of experimental warming on biodiversity depend on ecosystem type and local species composition. Oikos, 126, 8-17.

Gülzow, N., Muijsers, F., Ptacnik, R. & Hillebrand, H. (2017) Functional and structural stability are linked in phytoplankton metacommunities of different connectivity. Ecography, 40, 719-732.

Harpole, W.S., Sullivan, L.L., Lind, E.M., Firn, J., Adler, P.B., Borer, E.T., Chase, J., Fay, P.A., Hautier, Y., Hillebrand, H., MacDougall, A.S., Seabloom, E.W., Bakker, J.D., Cadotte, M.W., Chaneton, E.J., Chu, C., Hagenah, N., Kirkman, K., La Pierre, K.J., Moore, J.L., Morgan, J.W., Prober, S.M., Risch, A.C., Schuetz, M. & Stevens, C.J. (2017) Out of the shadows: multiple nutrient limitations drive relationships among biomass, light and plant diversity. Functional Ecology, 31, 1839-1846.

Hautier, Y., Isbell, F., Borer, E.T., Seabloom, E.W., Harpole, W.S., Lind, E.M., MacDougall, A.S., Stevens, C.J., Adler, P.B., Alberti, J., Bakker, J.D., Brudvig, L.A., Buckley, Y.M., Cadotte, M., Caldeira, M.C., Chaneton, E.J., Chu, C., Daleo, P., Dickman, C.R., Dwyer, J.M., Eskelinen, A., Fay, P.A., Firn, J., Hagenah, N., Hillebrand, H., Iribarne, O., Kirkman, K.P., Knops, J.M.H., La Pierre, K.J., McCulley, R.L., Morgan, J.W., Pärtel, M., Pascual, J., Price, J.N., Prober, S.M., Risch, A.C., Sankaran, M., Schuetz, M., Standish, R.J., Virtanen, R., Wardle, G.M., Yahdjian, L. & Hector, A. (2017) Local loss and spatial homogenization of plant diversity reduce ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Hodapp, D. & Hillebrand, H. (2017) Effect of consumer loss on resource removal depends on species-specific traits. Ecosphere, 8, e01742-n/a.

Jormalainen, V., Danelli, M., Gagnon, K., Hillebrand, H., Rothäusler, E., Salminen, J.-P. & Sjöroos, J. (2017) Genetic variation of a foundation rockweed species affects associated communities. Ecology, 98, 2940-2951.

Markus, T., Hillebrand, H., Hornidge, A.-K., Krause, G. & Schlüter, A. (2017) Disciplinary diversity in marine sciences: the urgent case for an integration of research. Ices Journal of Marine Science, fsx201-fsx201.

Meyer, S.T., Ptacnik, R., Hillebrand, H., Bessler, H., Buchmann, N., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Engels, C., Fischer, M., Halle, S., Klein, A.-M., Oelmann, Y., Roscher, C., Rottstock, T., Scherber, C., Scheu, S., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.-D., Temperton, V.M., Tscharntke, T., Voigt, W., Weigelt, A., Wilcke, W. & Weisser, W.W. (2017) Biodiversity–multifunctionality relationships depend on identity and number of measured functions. Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Marzetz, V., A.-M. Koussoroplis, D. Martin-Creuzburg, M. Striebel, A. Wacker. 2017. Linking primary producer diversity and food quality effects on herbivores: A biochemical perspective. Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-11183-3

Moorthi, S.D., Ptacnik, R., Sanders, R.W., Fischer, R., Busch, M. & Hillebrand, H. (2017) The functional role of planktonic mixotrophs in altering seston stoichiometry. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, 79, 235-245.

Mustaffa, N. I. H., M. Striebel, O. Wurl. 2017. Extracellular carbonic anhydrase: Method development and its application to the natural seawater. L&O Methods. doi: 10.1002/lom3.10182

Mustaffa, N.I.H., M. Striebel, O. Wurl. 2017. Enrichment of extracellular carbonic anhydrase in the sea surface microlayer and its effect on air-sea CO2 exchange. Geophysical Research Letters. Doi: 10.1002/2017GL075797

Passy, S.I., Bottin, M., Soininen, J. & Hillebrand, H. (2017) Environmental filtering and taxonomic relatedness underlie the species richness-evenness relationship. Hydrobiologia, 787, 243-253.

Remy, M., Hillebrand, H. & Flöder, S. (2017) Stability of marine phytoplankton communities facing stress related to global change: Interactive effects of heat waves and turbidity. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 497, 219-229.

Striebel, M., P. Frost, J.J. Elser. 2017. Biological Stoichiometry. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester. doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0021229.pub2

Trautwein, K., Feenders, C., Hulsch, R., Ruppersberg, H.S., Strijkstra, A., Kant, M., Vagts, J., Wünsch, D., Michalke, B., Maczka, M., Schulz, S., Hillebrand, H., Blasius, B. & Rabus, R. (2017) Non-Redfield, nutrient synergy and flexible internal elemental stoichiometry in a marine bacterium. Fems Microbiology Ecology, 93, fix059-fix059.

Wagg, C., Ebeling, A., Roscher, C., Ravenek, J., Bachmann, D., Eisenhauer, N., Mommer, L., Buchmann, N., Hillebrand, H., Schmid, B. & Weisser, W.W. (2017) Functional trait dissimilarity drives both species complementarity and competitive disparity. Functional Ecology, 31, 2320-2329.

Weisser, W.W., Roscher, C., Meyer, S.T., Ebeling, A., Luo, G., Allan, E., Beßler, H., Barnard, R.L., Buchmann, N., Buscot, F., Engels, C., Fischer, C., Fischer, M., Gessler, A., Gleixner, G., Halle, S., Hildebrandt, A., Hillebrand, H., de Kroon, H., Lange, M., Leimer, S., Le Roux, X., Milcu, A., Mommer, L., Niklaus, P.A., Oelmann, Y., Proulx, R., Roy, J., Scherber, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scheu, S., Tscharntke, T., Wachendorf, M., Wagg, C., Weigelt, A., Wilcke, W., Wirth, C., Schulze, E.-D., Schmid, B. & Eisenhauer, N. (2017) Biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning in a 15-year grassland experiment: Patterns, mechanisms, and open questions. Basic and Applied Ecology, 23, 1-73.

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Wohlgemuth, D., Filip, J., Hillebrand, H. & Moorthi, S.D. (2017) Prey diversity effects on ecosystem functioning depend on consumer identity and prey composition. Oecologia, 184, 653-661.

Yasuhara, M., Tittensor, D.P., Hillebrand, H. & Worm, B. (2017) Combining marine macroecology and palaeoecology in understanding biodiversity: microfossils as a model. Biological Reviews, 92, 199-215.


Bialonski S, Caron DA, Schloen J, Feudel U, Kantz H and Moorthi, SD (2016). Phytoplankton dynamics in the Southern California Bight indicate a complex mixture of transport and biology. Journal of Plankton Research 38 (4): 1077-1091

Brose U, Hillebrand H (2016) Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in dynamic landscapes. Philosophical Transansactions Royal Society B 371: article 20150267. 

Barnes AD, Weigelt P, Jochum M, Ott D, Hodapp D, Haneda NF, Brose U (2016) Species richness and biomass explain spatial turnover in ecosystem functioning across tropical and temperate ecosystems. Phil. trans. R. Soc. B 371: 20150279.

Donohue I, Hillebrand H, Montoya JM, Petchey OL, Pimm SL, Fowler MS, Healy K, Jackson AL, Lurgi M, McClean D, O'Connor NE, O'Gorman EJ, and Yang Q (2016) Navigating the complexity of ecological stability. Ecology Letters 19: 1172-1185

Fischer R, Giebel HA, Hillebrand H, Ptacnik R. Importance of mixotrophic bacterivory can be predicted by light and loss rates.  Oikos  (10.1111/oik.03539).

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Gruner DS, Bracken MES, Berger SA, Eriksson BK, Gamfeldt L, Matthiessen B, Moorthi S, Sommer U, Hillebrand H. 2016 Effects of experimental warming on biodiversity depend on ecosystem type and local species composition. Oikos

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Gülzow N, Mijsers F, Ptacnik R, Hillebrand H (2016) Functional and structural stability are linked in phytoplankton metacommunities of different connectivity. Ecography

Harpole WS, Sullivan LL, Lind EM, Firn J, Adler PB, Borer ET, Chase J, Fay PA, Hautier Y, Hillebrand H, MacDougall AW, Seabloom EW, Williams R, Bakker JD, Cadotte MW, Chaneton EJ, Chu C, Cleland EE, D’Antonio C, Davies KF, Gruner DS, Hagenah N, Kirkman K, Knops JMH, La Pierre KJ, McCulley RL, Moore JL, Morgan JW, Prober SM, Risch AC, Schuetz M, Stevens CJ, Wragg PD. A global test of the niche dimension hypothesis for plant species diversity. Nature 573: 93-96

Hillebrand H, Brey T, Gutt J, Hagen W, Metfies K, Meyer B, Lewandowska AM. Chapter 3.1 Climate change: warming impacts on marine biodiversity. In: Handbook on Marine Environment Protection -Science, impacts and sustainable management (edited by Markus Salomon; Till Markus). Springer.

Hillebrand H, Gurevitch J. Meta‐analysis and Systematic Reviews in Ecology. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, Wiley

Hodapp D, Blasius B, Hillebrand H, Ryabov A. (2016) The influence of environmental and trait dimensionality on community structure and the biodiversity-productivity relationship. Ecology 97: 1463-1474

Lewandowska AM, Biermann A, Borer ET, Cebrian-Piqueras M, Declerck SAJ, de Meester L, van Donk E, Gamfeldt L, Gruner DS, Hagenah D, Harpole WS, Kirkman KA, Klausmeier CA, Kleyer M, Knops JMH, Lemmens P, Lind EM, Litchman E, Mantilla-Contreras J, Martens K, Meier S, Minden V,  Moore JL, Olde-Venterink H, Seablom EW, Sommer U, Striebel M, Trenkamp A, Trinogga J, Urabe J, Vyverman W, van de Waal D, Widdicombe CE, Hillebrand H (2016) The influence of balanced and imbalanced resource supply on biodiversity- functioning relationship across ecosystems. Philosophical Transansactions Royal Society B 371: 20150283. 

Meyer ST, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Hertzog L, Hillebrand H, Milcu A, Pompe S, Abbas M, Bessler H, Buchmann N, de Kroon H, de Luca ED, Engels C, Fischer M, Gleixner G, Hudewenz A, Klein AM, Leimer S, Loranger E, Marquard E, Mommer L, Oelmann Y, Ravenek JM, Roscher C, Rottstock T, Scherber C, Scherer‐Lorenzen M, Scheu S, Schmid B, Schulze ED, Staudler A, Stecker T, Temperton VM, Tscharntke T, Vogel A, Voigt W, Weigelt A, Wilcke WW, Weisser WW. Biodiversity effects strengthen over time as ecosystem functioning declines at low and increases at high biodiversity.

Moorthi, S.D., Schmitt, J.A., Ryabov, A., Tsakalakis, I., Blasius, B., Prelle, L., Tiedemann, M. & Hodapp, D. (2016) Unifying ecological stoichiometry and metabolic theory to predict production and trophic transfer in a marine planktonic food web. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 371.

Oezaslan M, Herrmann A-K, Werheid M, Frenkel AI, Nachtegaal M, Dosche C, Bonnaud CL, Yilmaz HC, Kühn L, Rhiel E, Gaponik N, Eychmüller A, Schmidt TJ (2016) Structural Analysis and Electrochemical Properties of Bimetallic Palladium–Platinum Aerogels Prepared by a Two-Step Gelation Process. ChemCatChem (doi:10.1002/cctc.201600667).

Passy SI, Bottin H, Soininen J, Hillebrand H. Environmental filtering and taxonomic relatedness underlie the species richness-evenness relationship. Hydrobiologia (doi:10.1007/s10750-10016-12968-10753).

Ptacnik R, Gomes A, Royer S-J, Berger SA, Calbet A, Nejstgaard JC, Gasol JM, Isari S, Moorthi SD, Ptacnikova R, Striebel M, Sazhin AF, Tsagaraki TM, Zervoudaki S, Altoja K, Domotriou P, Laas P, Akoglu AG, Martinez R, Schabhüttl S, Santi I, Sousoni D and Pitta P (2016). A light-induced shortcut in the planktonic microbial loop. Scientific Reports 6: 29286.

Rhiel E, Ammermann S, Hillebrand H (2016) Effects of nutrient depletion on ejectisomes of cryptophytes. Nova Hedwigia 102:77-87

Rhiel E (2016) On the biogenesis and degradation of ejectisomes in Pyramimonas grossii (Prasinophyceae). Protoplasma 253: 1101–1110.

Rhiel E (2016) On the extrusomes of Oxyrrhis marina (Dinophyceae). Protoplasma DOI 10.1007/s00709-016-0999-2.

Schaller J, Roscher C, Hillebrand H, Weigelt A, Oelmann Y, Wilcke W, Ebeling A, Weisser WW (2016) Plant diversity and functional groups affect Si and Ca pools in aboveground biomass of grassland systems. Oecologia 187: 277-286.

Schlüter, L., Behl, S., Striebel, M. & Stibor, H. (2016) Comparing microscopic counts and pigment analyses in 46 phytoplankton communities from lakes of different trophic state. Freshwater Biology, 61, 1627-1639.

Striebel M, Schabhüttl S, Hodapp D, Hingsamer P, Hillebrand H (2016) Phytoplankton responses to temperature increases are constrained by abiotic conditions and community composition. Oecologia 182: 815-827.

Tredennick AT, Adler PB, Grace JB, Harpole WS, Borer ET, Seabloom EW, Anderson TM, Bakker JD, Biederman LA, Brown CS, Buckley YM, Chu C, Collins SL, Crawley MJ, Fay PA, Firn J, Gruner DS, Hagenah N, Hautier Y, Hector A, Hillebrand H, Kirkman K, Knops JMH, Laungani R, Lind EM, MacDougall AS, McCulley RL, Mitchell CE, Moore JL, Morgan JW, Orrock JL, Peri PL, Prober SM, Risch AC, Schütz M, Speziale KL, Standish RJ, Sullivan LL, Wardle GM, Williams RJ, & Yang LH (2016) Comment on “Worldwide evidence of a unimodal relationship between productivity and plant species richness”. Science 351: 457-457


Aberle N, Malzahn AM, Lewandowska AM, Sommer U. (2015) Some like it hot: the protozooplankton-copepod link in a warming ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 519: 103-113 doi: 10.3354/meps11081

Biermann A, Lewandowska AM, Engel A, Riebesell U. (2015) Organic matter partitioning and stoichiometry in response to rising water temperature and copepod grazing. Marine Ecology Progress Series 522: 49-65 doi: 10.3354/meps11148

Bracken MES, Hillebrand H, Borer ET, Seabloom EW, Cebrian J, Cleland EE, Elser JJ, Gruner DS, Harpole WS, Ngai JT, Smith JE (2015). Signatures of nutrient limitation and co-limitation: responses of autotroph nutrient content to nitrogen and phosphorus additions. Oikos 124: 113-121

Guiz J, Hillebrand H, Borer ET, Abbas M, Ebeling A, Weigelt A, Oelmann Y, Fornara D, Wilcke W, Temperton VM & Weisser WW (2015) Long term effects of plant diversity and composition on plant stoichiometry. Oikos online early

Hardenbicker P, Weitere M, Fink P & Hillebrand H (2015) Effects of temperature on the mutual interaction between phytoplankton communities and benthic filter feeders. Fundamental and Applied Limnology online early  

Hodapp D, Meier S, Muijsers F, Badewien T, Hillebrand H (2015). A multivariate approach to the diversity–productivity relationship: a structural equation model for Wadden Sea phytoplankton. Marine Ecology Progress Series 523: 31–40

Jaschinski S, Flöder S, Göbel J (2015) Effects of nitrogen concentration on the taxonomic and functional structure of phytoplankton communities in the Western Baltic Sea and implication for the European Water Framework Directive. Hydrobiologia 745: 201–210

Katano I, Doi H, Eriksson BK, Hillebrand H (2015) Predation constrains prey diversity in a cross-system meta-analysis. Oikos: 124: 1427–1435

Kizina, J., Žure, M., Rhiel, E., Munn, C.B., Richter, M., Harder, J.: Permanent draft genome of ‘Rhodopirellula islandica’ strain K833. Marine Genomics 24: 249-251 (2015)

Lewandowska AM, Striebel M, Feudel U, Hillebrand H, Sommer U (2015) The importance of phytoplankton trait variability in spring bloom formation. ICES Journal of Marine Science, doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv059

Meier S, Muijsers F, Beck M, Badewien TH & Hillebrand H (2015). Dominance of the invasive diatom Mediopyxis helysia at different Si and N supply. Journal of Sea Research 95: 36-44

Meier S, Muijsers F, Beck M, Badewien TH & Hillebrand H (2015). Dominance of the invasive diatom Mediopyxis helysia at different Si and N supply. Journal of Sea Research 95: 36-44

Plötner W, Hillebrand H, Ptacnikova R (2015) Heterotrophic flagellates increase microalgal biomass yield for biofuels. Journal of Applied Phycology 27: 87-96

Plum C, Hüsener M, Hillebrand H (2015) Producer diversity affects the stoichiometric interaction between phytoplankton and zooplankton. Ecology 96: 3075–3089

Rasconi S, Gall A, Winter K, Kainz MJ (2015) Increasing Water Temperature Triggers Dominance of Small Freshwater Plankton. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140449. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0140449

Rhiel E (2015) On the biogenesis and degradation of ejectisomes in Pyramimonas grossii (Prasinophyceae). Protoplasma doi: 10.1007/s00709-015-0868-4

Seabloom E, Borer ET, Buckley YW, Cleland E, Davies KF, Firn J, Harpole S, Hautier Y, Lind E, MacDougall A, Orrock JL, Prober SM, The Nutrient Network (including Hillebrand H) (2015) Plant species’ origin determins dominance and response to nutrient enrichnemt and herbivores in global grasslands. Nature Communications 6: 7710 doi: 10.1038/ncomms8710.

Sistla SA, Appling AP, Lewandowska AM, Taylor BN, Wolf AA. (2015) Stoichiometric flexibility in response to fertilization along gradients of environmental and organismal nutrient richness. Oikos 124(7): 949-959  doi: 10.1111/oik.02385

Soininen J, Bartels P, Heino J, Luoto M, & Hillebrand H (2015). Toward More Integrated Ecosystem Research in Aquatic and Terrestrial Environments BioScience 65: 174–182.

Stevens CJ, Lind EM, Hautier Y, Harpole WS, Borer ET, Hobbie S, Seabloom EW, Ladwig L, Bakker JD, Chu C, Collins S, Davies KF, FirnJ, Hillebrand H, La Pierre KJ, McDougall A, Melbourne B, McCulley RL, Morgan J, Orrock JL, Prober SM, Risch A, Schultz M, Wragg PD. (2015) Anthropogenic nitrogen deposition predicts local grassland primary production worldwide. Ecology 96:1459–1465

Thrane, J.-E. , M. Kyle, M. Striebel, S. Haande, M. Grung, T. Rohrlack, T. Andersen. 2015. Spectrophotometric Analysis of Pigments: A Critical Assessment of a High-Throughput Method for Analysis of Algal Pigment Mixtures by Spectral Deconvolution. PLoS ONE 10(9): e0137645. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0137645

Westermann M, Steiniger F, Gülzow N, Hillebrand H, Rhiel E (2015). Isolation and characterization of the trichocysts of the dinophyte Prorocentrum micans. Protoplasma 252: 271-281

Yasuhara M, Hillebrand H, Tittensor D, Worm B (2015) Combining marine macroecology and palaeoecology in understanding biodiversity: microfossils as a model. Biological Reviews 92(1), 199-215.

Zehrer RF, Burns CW, Flöder S (2015) Sediment resuspension, salinity and temperature affect the plankton community of a coastal shallow lake. Marine and Freshwater Research 66: 317–328


Abbas M, Klein AM, Ebeling A, Oelmann Y, Ptacnik R, Weisser WW, Hillebrand H (2014). Plant diversity effects on herbivorous and mutualistic insects can be linked to plant stoichiometry. Basic and Applied Ecology 15: 169–178

Ammermann S, Hillebrand H, Rhiel E (2014) Further investigations on the polypeptides and reconstitution of prasinophycean ejectisomes. European Journal of Protistology: 50: 248-257.

Borer E, Seabloom E, Gruner D, Harpole WS, Hillebrand H, Lind E, & The Nutrient Network. (2014). Herbivores and nutrients control grassland plant diversity via light limitation. Nature 508: 517-520

De Boer MK, Moor H, Matthiesen B, Hillebrand H, Eriksson BK (2014). Dispersal restricts local biomass but promotes the recovery of metacommunities after temperature stress. Oikos 123: 762–768

Ebeling A, Pompe S, Baade J, Eisenhauer N, Hillebrand H, Proulx R, Roscher C, Schmid B, Wirth C, Weisser WW (2014). A trait-based approach to understand the mechanisms underlying biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships. Basic and Applied Ecology 15: 229-240

Ebeling A, Meyer ST, Abbas M, Eisenhauer N, Hillebrand H, et al. (2014) Plant Diversity Impacts Decomposition and Herbivory via Changes in Aboveground Arthropods. PLoS One 9: e106529.

Eggers SL, Lewandowska AM, Barcelos e Ramos J, Blanco-Ameijeiras S, Gallo F, Matthiessen B (2014) Community composition has greater impact on the functioning of natural phytoplankton communities than ocean acidification. Global Change Biology 20: 713-723.

Filip J, Bauer B, Hillebrand H, Beniermann A, Gaedke U & Moorthi S (2014). Consumer specific traits determine consumer diversity effects within and across trophic levels. Oikos 123: 912–922

Fischer R, Hillebrand H, Ptacnik R (2014) The exponentially fed batch culture as a reliable alternative to conventional chemostats. L&O Methods 12: 432–440

Filstrup CT, Hillebrand H, Heathcote AJ, Harpole WS, Downing JA (2014). Cyanobacteria dominance influences resource use efficiency and community turnover in phytoplankton and zooplankton communities. Ecology Letters 17: 464-474

Gülzow N, Dierks M, Hillebrand H 2014 Effect of (a)synchronous light fluctuation on diversity, functional and structural stability of a marine phytoplankton metacommunity. Oecologia 176: 497–510.

Hahnke RL, Bennke CM, Fuchs BM, Mann AJ, Rhiel E, Teeling H, Amann R, Harder J (2014) Dilution cultivation of marine heterotrophic bacteria abundant after a spring phytoplankton bloom in the North Sea. Environmental Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology Reports (accepted)

Hautier Y, Seabloom E, Borer ET, Adler P, Harpole S, Hillebrand H, Lind E, MacDougall A, Stevens C, The Nutrient Network (2014). Global effects of biodiversity and eutrophication on the stability of grasslands. Nature 508: 521-524

Hillebrand H, Gurevitch J (2014). Meta-analysis results are unlikely to be biased by differences in variance and replication between ecological lab and field studies. Oikos 123: 794–799

Hillebrand H, Cowles JM, Lewandowksa AL, van de Waal DM, Plum C (2014) Think ratios! A stoichiometric view on biodiversity – ecosystem functioning research. Basic and Applied Ecology 15: 465-474

Hodapp D, Kraft D, Hillebrand H (2014). Can monitoring data contribute to the biodiversity-ecosystem function debate? Evaluating data from a highly dynamic ecosystem. Biodiversity and Conservation 23: 405-419

Lewandowska AM, Boyce DG, Hofmann M, Matthiessen B, Sommer U, Worm B (2014) Effects of sea surface warming on marine plankton. Ecology Letters 17: 614-623.

Lewandowska AM, Hillebrand H, Lengfellner K, Sommer U (2014) Temperature effects on phytoplankton diversity – the zooplankton link. Journal of Sea Research 85: 359-364.

Mertens A, Witkowski A, Lange-Bertalot H, Ribeiro L, Rhiel E (2014) Navicula meulemansii sp. nov., (Bacillariophyceae) from brackish waters in Europe and the U.S.A. Nova Hedwigia 98: 201-212


Abbas M, Ebeling A, Oelmann Y, Ptacnik R, Roscher C, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Wilcke W, Hillebrand H (2013) Biodiversity effects on plant stoichiometry. PLoS ONE 8: e58179.

Allan E, Weisser W, Fischer M, Weigelt A, Hillebrand H (2011) More species are required to maintain ecosystem function across multiple years. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108: 17034-17039.

Ammermann S, Schneider T, Westermann M, Hillebrand H, Rhiel E (2013). Ejectisins: tough and tiny polypeptides are a major component of cryptophycean ejectisomes. Protoplasma 250: 551-563

Borer ET, Bracken MES, Seabloom EW, Smith JE, Cebrian J, Cleland EE, Elser JJ, Gruner DS, Harpole WS, Hillebrand H, Ngai JT & Shurin JB (2013) Gradients in photoautotroph nitrogen and phosphorus chemistry are concordant across marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems. Oikos 122: 1121–1130

Hillebrand H, Gurevitch J (2013) Reporting standards in experimental studies. Ecol Lett 16: 1419-20

Hillebrand H, Steinert G, Boersma M, Malzahn A, Meunier CL, Plum C, Ptacnik R (2013) Goldman revisited: faster growing phytoplankton has lower N:P and lower stoichiometric flexibility. Limnology and Oceanography 58: 2076–2088

Hingsamer P, Striebel M, Stockenreiter M, Ptacnikova R, Ptacnik R, Wickham SA (2013) Interaction of productivity and disturbance in a marine ciliate community: a mesocosm study. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 70: 141-155

Koussoroplis AM, Kainz M, Striebel M (2013) Fatty acid retention under temporally heterogeneous dietary intake in a cladoceran. Oikos 122: 1017–1026. DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.20759.x

Lind E, Borer E, Seabloom E, Adler P, Bakker J, Blumenthal D, Crawley M, Davies K, Firn J, Gruner D, Harpole SW, Hautier Y, Hillebrand H, Knops J, Melbourne B, Mortensen B, Risch A, Schuetz M, Stevens C, Wragg P (2013) Life history constraints in grassland plant species: a growth-defense tradeoff is the norm. Ecology Letters 16: 513-521

Olli K, Trikk O, Klais R, Ptacnik R, Andersen T, Lehtinen S, Tamminen T (2013) Harmonizing large data sets reveals novel patterns in the Baltic Sea phytoplankton community structure. Marine Ecology Progress Series 473: 53-66

Rhiel E, Westermann M, Steiniger F, Kirchhoff C (2013) Isolation and characterization of the ejectisomes of the prasinophyte Pyramimonas grossii. Protoplasma 20: 1351-61

Schabhüttl S, Hingsamer P, Weigelhofer G, Hein T, Weigert A, Striebel M (2013). Temperature and species richness effects in phytoplankton. Oecologia 171: 527-536.

Seabloom E, Borer ET, Buckley YW, Cleland E, Davies KF, Firn J, Harpole S, Hautier Y, Lind E, MacDougall A, Orrock JL, Prober SM, The Nutrient Network (including Hillebrand H) (2013) Predicting invasion in grassland ecosystems: is exotic dominance the real embarrassment of richness? Global Change Biology 19: 3677–3687

Spooner DE, Frost PC, Hillebrand H, Arts MT, Puckrin O, Xenopoulos MA (2013) Nutrient loading associated with agriculture land use dampens the importance of consumer-mediated niche construction. Ecology Letters 16: 1115–1125

Striebel M, Kirchmaier L, Hingsamer P (2013) Different mixing techniques in experimental mesocosms-does mixing affect plankton biomass and community composition? LO Methods 11: 176-186

Wagner N, Hillebrand H, Wacker A, Frost P (2013) Nutritional indicators and their uses in ecology. Ecology Letters 16: 535-544


Bartels P, Cucherousset J, Steger K, Eklöv P, Tranvik LJ & Hillebrand H (2012). Ecology across boundaries: Reciprocal subsidies between freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems structure consumer-resource dynamics. Ecology 93: 1173-1182

Calbet A, Martínez RA, Isari S, Zervoudaki S, Nejstgaard JC, Pitta P, Sazhin AF, Sousoni D, Gomes A, Berger SA, Tsagaraki TM, Ptacnik R (2012) Effects of light availability on mixotrophy and microzooplankton grazing in an oligotrophic plankton food web: Evidences from a mesocosm study in Eastern Mediterranean waters. J. Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 424: 66-77

Doi H, Vander Zanden JM, Hillebrand H (2012). Shorter food chain length in ancient lakes: Evidence from a global synthesis. PLoS ONE 7(6): e37856. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0037856

Donadi S, Eriksson BK, Lettmann KA, Hodapp D, Wolff JO, Hillebrand H (2012). The body-size structure of macrobenthos changes predictably along gradients of hydrodynamic stress and organic enrichment. Marine Biology 162: 675-685

Eriksson BK, Rubach A, Batsleer J & Hillebrand H (2012). Cascading predator control interact with productivity to determine the trophic level of biomass accumulation in a benthic food web. Ecological Research 27: 203-210

Filip J, Müller LL, Hillebrand H, Moorthi S (2012). Nutritional mode and specialization alter protist consumer diversity effects on prey assemblages. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 66: 257–269

Flöder S & Hillebrand H (2012). Diversity matters: effects of species richness and species composition on community stability - a multiple stressor study. Aquatic Biology 17: 197–209

Grace JB, Adler PB, Seabloom EW, Borer ET, Hillebrand H, Hautier Y, Hector A, Harpole WS, O'Halloran LR, The Nutrient Network 2012. Response to Comments on "Productivity Is a Poor Predictor of Plant Species Richness". Science 335. DOI 10.1126/science.1214939

Hillebrand H, Burgmer T & Biermann E 2012. Running to stand still - temperature effects on community dynamics and species turnover. Marine Biology 159: 2415-2422

Lewandowska AM, Breithaupt P, Hillebrand H, Hoppe HG, Jürgens K, Sommer U (2012). Responses of primary productivity to increased temperature and phytoplankton diversity. J. Sea Res. 72: 87-93

Rhiel E, Westermann M (2012) Isolation, purification and some ultrastructural details of discharged ejectisomes of cryptophytes. Protoplasma 249: 107-115

Soininen J, Passy S & Hillebrand H (2012). The relationship between species richness and evenness: a meta-analysis of studies across aquatic ecosystems. Oecologia 169: 803-809

Striebel M, Singer G, Stibor H, Andersen T (2012). ‘‘Trophic overyielding’’: phytoplankton diversity promotes zooplankton productivity. Ecology 93: 2719-2727.

Wikström S & Hillebrand H (2012). Invasion of mobile aquatic consumers: importance of resource availability and effects on lower trophic levels. Oecologia 168: 175-186

Witkowski A, Sullivan MJ, Bogaczewicz-Adamczak B, Bąk M, Rhiel E, Ribeiro L, Richard P (2012) Morphology and distribution of a little known but widespread diatom (Bacillariophyceae), Navicula spartinetensis Sullivan et Reimer. Diatom Research 27: 43-51

Witkowski A, Brehm U, Palińska KA, Rhiel E (2012) Swarm-like migratory behaviour in laboratory of a pennate diatom isolated from North Sea sediments. Diatom Research 27: 95-100


Adler PB, Seabloom EW, Borer ET, Hillebrand H, Hautier Y, Hector A, Harpole WS, O'Halloran LR, Grace JB, The Nutrient Network (2011) Productivity is a poor predictor of plant species richness. Science 333: 1750-1753.

Burgmer T, Hillebrand H (2011) Temperature mean and variance alter phytoplankton biomass and biodiversity in a long-term microcosm experiment. Oikos 120: 922-933.

Doi H, Chang KH, Nakano S (2011) Nitrogen and carbon isotope fractionations of zooplankton consumers in ponds: Potential effect of seston stoichiometry. Mar Freshw Res 62: 66-71.

Gamfeldt L, Hillebrand H (2011) Effects of total resources, resource ratios, and species richness on algal productivity and evenness at both metacommunity and local scales. PLoS ONE 6: e21972.

Giebel HA, Kalhoefer D, Gahl-Janssen R, Choo YJ, Lee K, Cho JC, Tindall BJ, Rhiel E, Beardsley C, Aydogmus ÖO, Voget S, Daniel R, Simon M, Brinkhoff T (2013) Planktomarina temperata gen. nov., sp. nov., belonging to the globally distributed RCA cluster of the marine Roseobacter clade, isolated from the German Wadden Sea. Intern J System Evolut Microbiology 63: 4207-4217

Harpole WS, Ngai JT, Cleland EE, Seabloom EW, Borer ET, Bracken MES, Elser JJ, Gruner DS, Hillebrand H, Shurin JB, Smith JE (2011) Nutrient co-limitation of primary producer communities. Ecol Lett 14: 852-862

Hillebrand H (2011) Temperature mediates competitive exclusion and diversity in benthic microalgae under different N:P stoichiometry. Ecol Res 26: 533-539.

Hillebrand H, Lehmpfuhl V (2011) Resource stoichiometry and consumers control the biodiversity- productivity relationship in pelagic metacommunities. Am Nat 178: 171-181.

Logue JB, Mouquet N, Peter H, Hillebrand H, The Metacommunity Working Group (2011) Empirical approaches to metacommunities – a review and comparison to theory. Trends Ecol Evol 26: 482-491.

Olli K, Klais R, Tamminen T, Ptacnik R, Andersen T (2011) Long term changes in the Baltic Sea phytoplankton community. Boreal Env Res 16 (Suppl A): 3-14

Pichlova-Ptacnikova R, Vanderploeg HA (2011) The quick and the dead: might differences in escape rates explain the changes in the zooplankton community composition of Lake Michigan after invasion by Bythotrephes? Biol Invas 13: 2595-2604

Rhiel E, Brock J (2011) Lectin binding in Cryptomonas and Chroomonas (Cryptophyceae). Protoplasma 259:759-768

Rubach A, Eriksson BK, Hillebrand H (2011) Understorey benthic microalgae and their consumers depend on habitat complexity and light in a microtidal coastal ecosystem. Aquat Bot 95: 200-206.

Schnetzer A, Moorthi SD, Gast RJ, Countway PD, Gilg IC, Caron DA (2011) Depth matters: Microbial eukaryote diversity and community structure in the western North Pacific as indicated by environmental gene libraries. Deep Sea Res I 58: 16-26.


Burgmer T, Reiss J, Wickham SA, Hillebrand H (2010) Effects of snail grazers and light on the benthic microbial food web and algae in periphyton communities. Aquat Microb Ecol 61: 163-178.

Cavaletto JF, Vanderploeg HA, Pichlova-Ptacnikova R, Pothoven SA, Liebig JR, Fahnenstiel GL (2010) Temporal and spatial separation allow coexistence of predatory cladocerans: Leptodora kindtii, Bythotrephes longimanus and Cercopagis pengoi, in southeastern Lake Michigan. J. Great Lakes Res. 36: 65-73.

Chang KH, Doi H, Nishibe Y, Nakano S (2010) Feeding habit of omnivorous Asplanchna: comparison of diet composition among Asplanchna herricki, A. priodonta and A. girodi in pond ecosystems. J Limnol 69: 209-216.

Countway PD, Vigil P, Schnetzer A, Moorthi SD, Caron D (2010) Seasonal analysis of protistan community structure and diversity at the USC Microbial Observatory (San Pedro Channel, Pacific Ocean). Limnol Oceanogr 55: 2381-2396

Doi H, Kikuchi E, Takagi S, Shikano S (2010) Differences in nitrogen and carbon stable isotopes of planktonic and benthic microalgae. Limnology 11: 185-192.

Doi H, Yurlova NI, Vodyanitskaya SN, Kanaya G, Shikano S, Kikuchi E (2010) Estimating isotope fractionations between cercariae and host snail using isotope measurements designed for very small organism. J Parasitol 96: 314-317.

Doi H, Chang KH, Ando T, Imai H, Nakano S (2010) Shoreline bank construction modifies benthic-pelagic coupling of food webs. Ecol Engin 36: 601-604.

Doi H, Cherif M, Iwabuchi T, Katano I, Stegen JC, Striebel M (2010) Integrating elements and energy through the metabolic dependencies of gross growth efficiency and the threshold elemental ratio. Oikos 119: 752-765.

Doi H, Takahashi M, Katano I (2010) Genetic diversity increases regional variations in phenological responses to climate change. Global Change Biol 16: 373-379.

Doi H, Kobari T, Fukumori K, Nishibe Y, Nakano S (2010) Trophic niche breadth variability differs among three Neocalanus species in the subarctic Pacific Ocean. J Plankton Res 32: 1733-1737.

Doi H, Yurlova NI, Kikuchi E, Shikano S, Yadrenkina E, Zuykova EI (2010) Stable isotopes indicate individual level trophic diversity in a freshwater model gastropod, Lymnaea stagnalis. J Mollusc Stud 76: 384-388.

Doi H, Chang KH, Nakano, S. (2010) Dispersal, connectivity of systems, and local conditions determine local zooplankton communities in artificially connected ponds. Aquat. Biol. 10: 47-55.

Gilg IC, Amaral-Zettler LA, Countway PD, Moorthi SD, Schnetzer A, Caron DA (2010) Phylogenetic affiliations of mesopelagic acantharia and acantharean-like environmental 18S rRNA genes off the Southern California Coast. Protist 161: 197-211.

Hillebrand H, Cardinale BJ (2010) A critique for meta-analyses and the productivity-diversity relationship. Ecology 91: 2545-2549.

Hillebrand H, Soininen J, Snoeijs P (2010) Warming leads to higher species turnover in a coastal ecosystem. Global Change Biol 16: 1181-1193.

Korhonen JJ, Soininen J, Hillebrand H (2010) A quantitative analysis of temporal turnover in aquatic species assemblages across ecosystems. Ecology 91: 508-517

Matthiessen B, Ptacnik R, Hillebrand H (2010) Diversity and community biomass depend on dispersal and disturbance in microalgal communities. Hydrobiologia 653: 65-78.

Ptacnik R, Olli K, Lehtinen S, Tamminen T, Andersen T (2011) Does plankton diversity peak at intermediate salinities? Comment on Telesh et al. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 432: 291-292.

Ptacnik R, Andersen T, Tamminen T (2010) Performance of the Redfield ratio and a family of derivatives as thresholds for phytoplankton N vs. P limitation. Ecosystems 13: 1201-14

Ptacnik R, Moorthi SD, Hillebrand H (2010) Hutchinson reversed, or why there need to be so many species. Adv Ecol Res 43: 1-43.


Aberle N, Grey J, Malzahn AM, Hillebrand H, Wiltshire KH (2009) Altered complementary feeding strategies of the consumers Hydrobia ulvae and Idotea emarginata via passive selectivity. Helgoland Marine Research 63: 189-197

Cardinale BJ, Hillebrand H, Harpole SW, Gross K, Ptacnik R (2009) Separating the influence of resource ‘availability’ from resource ‘imbalance’ on productivity–diversity relationships. Ecology Letters 12: 475-4872008

Caron DA, Countway PD, Savai P, Gast RJ, Schnetzer A, Moorthi SD, Dennett MR, Moran DM and Jones AC (2009). Defining DNA-based operational taxonomic units for microbial eukaryote ecology. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 75 (18): 5797 – 5808.

Chang KH, Doi H, Nishibe Y, Obayashi Y, Nakano SI (2009) Spatial and temporal distribution of zooplankton communities of coastal marine waters receiving different human activities (fish and pearl oyster farmings). The Open Marine Biology Journal 3:83-88.

Doi H (2009) Spatial patterns of autochthonous and allochthonous resources to aquatic food webs. Population Ecology 51:57-64.

Doi H, Kikuchi E (2009) Conservation and research in extreme environments. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7:239.

Doi H, Chang KH, Ando T, Imai H, Ninomiya I, Nakano SI (2009) Resource availability and ecosystem size predict food-chain lengths in pond ecosystems. Oikos 118:138-144.

Doi H, Matsumasa M, Fujikawa M, Kanou K, Suzuki T, Kikuchi E (2009) Macroalgae and seagrass contribution for gastropods in sub-tropic and temperate tidal flats. Journal of Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 89:399-404.

Fitter A & Hillebrand H (2009) Microbial food web structure affects bottom-up effects and elemental stoichiometry in periphyton assemblages. Limnology and Oceanography 54: 2183-2200

Hillebrand H  (2009) Meta-analysis of grazer control of periphyton biomass across aquatic ecosystems. Journal of Phycology 45: 798-806

Hillebrand H  & Matthiessen B. (2009) Biodiversity in a complex world: Consolidation and progress in functional biodiversity research. Ecology Letters 12: 1405-1419

Hillebrand H, Gamfeldt L, Jonsson PR & Matthiessen B. (2009) Consumer diversity indirectly changes prey nutrient content. Marine Ecology Progress Series 380: 33-41

Hillebrand H, Borer ET, Bracken MES, Cardinale BJ, Cebrian J, Cleland EE, Elser JJ, Gruner DS, Harpole WS, Ngai JT, Sandin S, Seabloom EW, Shurin JB, Smith JE, and Smith MD (2009) Herbivore metabolism and stoichiometry each constrain herbivory at different organizational scales across ecosystems. Ecology Letters 12: 516-527

Kanaya G, Yadrenkina EN, Zuykova EI, Kikuchi E, Shikano S, Mizota C, Doi H, and Yurlova NI (2009) Contribution of organic matter sources to cyprinid fishes in the Chany Lake-Kargat River estuary, western Siberia. Marine and Freshwater Research 60:510-518.

Katano I, Doi H, Oishi T (2009) Upstream resource abundance determines the food searching behavior of a stream grazer: effect of microalgal cues. Limnology and Oceanography 54: 1162-1166.

Katano I, Negishi JN, Minagawa T, Doi H, Kawaguchi Y, Kayaba Y (2009) Longitudinal macroinvertebrate organization over contrasting discontinuities: effects of a dam and a tributary. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 28:331-351.

Mizota C, Doi H, Kikuchi E, Shikano S, Kakegawa T, Yurlova NI, Yurlova AI (2009) Stable isotopic characterization of fluids from Lake Chany Complex, western Siberia, Russia. Applied Geochemistry 24:319-327

Moorthi SD, Caron, DA, Gast R and Sanders RW (2009). Mixotrophic nanoflagellates in the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 54 (3): 269-277.

Moss, Brian et al. (with H. Hillebrand R. Ptacnik and 37 others) (2009) Climate change and the future of freshwater biodiversity in Europe: a primer for policy-makers. Freshwater Reviews, 2: 103-130.

Pasternak A, Hillebrand H, Flöder S (2009) Competition between benthic and pelagic microalgae for phosphorus and light – long-term experiments using artificial substrates. Aquatic Science 71: 238-249

Shurin J, Cottenie K, Hillebrand H (2009) Spatial autocorrelation and dispersal limitation in freshwater organisms. Oecologia 159: 151-159

van Donk E, Cerbin S, Wilken S, Helmsing NR, Ptacnik R, Verschoor AM (2009) The impact of a mixotrophic chrysophyte on toxic and colony-forming cyanobacteria. Freshwater Biology 54: 1843-1855.


Brakemann T, Becker F, Kroth P, Rhiel E (2008) Structural and functional characterization of putative regulatory DNA sequences of Fcp genes in the centric diatom Cyclotella cryptica. Diatom Research 23: 31-49

Caron DA, Stauffer BA, Moorthi SD, Singh A, Batalin M, Graham E, Hansen M, Kaiser WJ, Das J, Pereira A, Dhariwal A, Zhang B, Oberg C and Sukhatme GS (2008). Macro- to fine-scale spatial and temporal distributions and dynamics of phytoplankton and their environmental driving forces in a small subalpine lake in southern California, USA. Limnology and Oceanography 53: 2333-2349.

Gamfeldt L, Hillebrand H & Jonsson PR 2008. Multiple Functions increase the importance of biodiversity for overall ecosystem functioning. Ecology 89: 1223-1231

Gamfeldt L & Hillebrand H 2008. Biodiversity effects on aquatic ecosystem fucntioning – maturation of a new paradigm. Interntional Review of Hydrobiology 93: 550-564

Gruner D, Smith J, Seabloom E, Sandin S, Ngai JT, Hillebrand H, Harpole W, Elser JJ,  Cleland E, Bracken M, Borer E, & Bolker B 2008. A cross-system synthesis of consumer and nutrient resource control on producer biomass. Ecology Letters 11: 740-755

Hillebrand H 2008. Grazing regulates the spatial heterogeneity of periphyton. Ecology 89: 165-163

Hillebrand H 2008. Meta-analyses in ecology. Encyclopedia of Life Science. Wiley Interscience

Hillebrand H  2008 Dominance. Encyclopedia of Ecology. Elsevier

Hillebrand H , Bennett D & Cadotte MW 2008. The consequences of dominance: A review of the effects of evenness on local and regional ecosystem processes. Ecology 89: 1510-1520.

Hillebrand H, Frost P & Liess A 2008. Ecological stoichiometry of herbivore-plant interactions – a meta-analysis on grazer-periphyton experiments. Oecologia 155: 619–630

Janssen J, Rhiel E (2008) Evidence of monomeric photosystem I complexes and phosphorylation of chlorophyll a/c-binding polypeptides in Chroomonas sp., strain LT (Cryptophyceae). International Microbiology 11: 171-178

Moorthi SD, Hillebrand H, Wahl M, Berninger UG 2008. Consumer diversity enhances secondary production by complementarity effects. Estuaries and Coasts 31: 152-161

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