Carl Beierkuhnlein
University of Bayreuth
Publications 384
#1Juergen Kreyling (University of Greifswald)H-Index: 31
#2Kerstin Grant (University of Bayreuth)H-Index: 9
Last.Carl Beierkuhnlein (University of Bayreuth)H-Index: 44
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Climate change affects all seasons, but warming is more pronounced in winter than summer at mid- and high latitudes. Winter warming can have profound ecological effects, which are rarely compared to the effects of summer warming, and causal explanations are not well established. We compared mild aboveground infrared warming in winter to warming in summer in a semi-natural, cool-temperate grassland in Germany for four years. Aboveground plant biomass increased following winter warming (+18%) and ...
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#1Verena Hammerl (TUM: Technische Universität München)H-Index: 3
#2Eva-Maria KastlH-Index: 7
Last.Silvia GschwendtnerH-Index: 9
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The frequency of extreme drought and heavy rain events during the vegetation period will increase in Central Europe according to future climate change scenarios, which will affect the functioning of terrestrial ecosystems in multiple ways. In this study, we simulated an extreme drought event (40 days) at two different vegetation periods (spring and summer) to investigate season-related effects of drought and subsequent rewetting on nitrifiers and denitrifiers in a grassland soil. Abundance of th...
#1Mst. Umme Salma Nila (University of Bayreuth)H-Index: 1
#2Carl Beierkuhnlein (University of Bayreuth)H-Index: 44
Last.Lokman Hossain (University of Bayreuth)H-Index: 1
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Protected areas (PAs) are aimed to hold the environmental conditions that facilitate species and ecosystems to persist. PAs can become climatically unsuitable and unable to sustain their current number of species under climate change. The Natura 2000 (N2K) is the largest coordinated conservation tool assigned to maintain the long-term survival of Europe’s most significant species and habitats. In attempting to understand the effectiveness of PAs in the face of climate change scenarios, we tested...
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#1Mst. Umme Salma Nila (University of Bayreuth)H-Index: 1
#2Carl Beierkuhnlein (University of Bayreuth)H-Index: 44
Last.Lokman Hossain (University of Bayreuth)H-Index: 1
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In the original publication of this article (Nila & Hossain, 2019), co-authors ‘Carl Beierkuhnlein, Anja Jaeschke and Samuel Hoffmann’ need to be added to the author list.
#1Samuel Hoffmann (University of Bayreuth)H-Index: 3
#2Severin D. H. Irl (University of Bayreuth)H-Index: 11
Last.Carl Beierkuhnlein (University of Bayreuth)H-Index: 44
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Protected areas (PA) are refugia of biodiversity. However, anthropogenic climate change induces a redistribution of life on Earth that affects the effectiveness of PAs. When species are forced to migrate from protected to unprotected areas to track suitable climate, they often face degraded habitats in human-dominated landscapes and a higher extinction threat. Here, we assess how climate conditions are expected to shift within the world’s terrestrial PAs (n = 137,432). PAs in the temperate and n...
#2Severin D. H. IrlH-Index: 11
Last.Carl BeierkuhnleinH-Index: 44
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Invasive plant species are increasingly altering species composition and the functioning of ecosystems from a local to a global scale. The grass species Pennisetum setaceum has recently raised concerns as an invader on different archipelagos worldwide. Among these affected archipelagos are the Canary Islands, which are a hotspot of endemism. Consequently, conservation managers and stakeholders are interested in the potential spreading of this species in the archipelago. We identify the current e...
#1Kathryn E. Barry (Leipzig University)H-Index: 5
#2Jasper van Ruijven (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 32
Last.Alexandra Weigelt (Leipzig University)H-Index: 41
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Locally, plant species richness supports many ecosystem functions. Yet, the mechanisms driving these often‐positive biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships are not well understood. Spatial resource partitioning across vertical resource gradients is one of the main hypothesized causes for enhanced ecosystem functioning in more biodiverse grasslands. Spatial resource partitioning occurs if species differ in where they acquire resources and can happen both above‐ and belowground. However, ...
#1Kimberly J. Komatsu (SERC: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)H-Index: 1
#2Meghan L. Avolio (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 15
Last.Yunhai Zhang (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)H-Index: 12
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Global change drivers (GCDs) are expected to alter community structure and consequently, the services that ecosystems provide. Yet, few experimental investigations have examined effects of GCDs on plant community structure across multiple ecosystem types, and those that do exist present conflicting patterns. In an unprecedented global synthesis of over 100 experiments that manipulated factors linked to GCDs, we show that herbaceous plant community responses depend on experimental manipulation le...
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