Christine Fischer
University of Jena
Publications 21
#1Christine Fischer (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 9
#2Sophia Leimer (KIT: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)H-Index: 8
Last.Anke Hildebrandt (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 18
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The temporal and spatial dynamics of soil water are closely interlinked with terrestrial ecosystems functioning. The interaction between plant community properties such as species composition and richness and soil water mirrors fundamental ecological processes determining above-ground–below-ground feedbacks. Plant–water relations and water stress have attracted considerable attention in biodiversity experiments. Yet, although soil scientific research suggests an influence of ecosystem productivi...
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#1Christine FischerH-Index: 9
Last.Mathias ScholzH-Index: 10
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#1Marcus Guderle (TUM: Technische Universität München)H-Index: 5
#2Dörte Bachmann (ETH Zurich)H-Index: 8
Last.Anke Hildebrandt (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 18
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Summary 1.Efficient extraction of soil water is essential for the productivity of plant communities. However, research on the complementary use of resources in mixed plant communities, and especially the impact of plant species richness on root water uptake, is limited. So far, these investigations have been hindered by a lack of methods allowing for the estimation of root water uptake profiles. 2.The overarching aim of our study was to determine whether diverse grassland plant communities in ge...
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#1Hongmei Chen (Leipzig University)H-Index: 3
#2Natalie J. Oram (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 4
Last.Alexandra Weigelt (Leipzig University)H-Index: 41
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Plant diversity influences many ecosystem functions including root decomposition. However, due to the presence of multiple pathways via which plant diversity may affect root decomposition, our mechanistic understanding of their relationships is limited. In a grassland biodiversity experiment, we simultaneously assessed the effects of three pathways—root litter quality, soil biota, and soil abiotic conditions—on the relationships between plant diversity (in terms of species richness and the prese...
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#1Wolfgang W. Weisser (TUM: Technische Universität München)H-Index: 61
#2Christiane Roscher (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ)H-Index: 44
Last.Nico Eisenhauer (Leipzig University)H-Index: 45
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Abstract In the past two decades, a large number of studies have investigated the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, most of which focussed on a limited set of ecosystem variables. The Jena Experiment was set up in 2002 to investigate the effects of plant diversity on element cycling and trophic interactions, using a multi-disciplinary approach. Here, we review the results of 15 years of research in the Jena Experiment, focussing on the effects of manipulating plant spe...
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#1Marcus GuderleH-Index: 5
#2Dörte BachmannH-Index: 8
Last.Anke HildebrandtH-Index: 18
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#1Christina EversH-Index: 11
#2Christine FischerH-Index: 9
Last.Sarah SchottH-Index: 21
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#1Alexandra J. WrightH-Index: 12
#2Hans de Kroon (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 46
Last.Liesje Mommer (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 35
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Flooding is expected to increase in frequency and severity in the future. The ecological consequences of flooding are the combined result of species-specific plant traits and ecological context. However, the majority of past flooding research has focused on individual model species under highly controlled conditions. An early summer flooding event in a grassland biodiversity experiment in Jena, Germany, provided the opportunity to assess flooding responses of 60 grassland species in monocultures...
23 CitationsSource
#1Hongmei Chen (Leipzig University)H-Index: 3
#2Liesje Mommer (WUR: Wageningen University and Research Centre)H-Index: 35
Last.Alexandra Weigelt (Leipzig University)H-Index: 41
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Summary Plant diversity enhances many ecosystem functions, including root biomass production, which drives soil carbon input. Although root decomposition accounts for a large proportion of carbon input for soil, little is known about plant diversity effect on this process. Plant diversity may affect root decomposition in two non-exclusive ways: by providing roots of different substrate quality (e.g. root chemistry) and/or by altering the soil environment (e.g. microclimate). To disentangle these...
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#1Lionel R. Hertzog (TUM: Technische Universität München)H-Index: 7
#2Anne Ebeling (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 20
Last.Wolfgang W. Weisser (TUM: Technische Universität München)H-Index: 61
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Climate change is projected to increase the frequency of extreme events, such as flooding and droughts, which are anticipated to have negative effects on the biodiversity of primary producers and consequently the associated consumer communities. Here we assessed the effects of an extreme early summer flooding event in 2013 on ant colonies along an experimental gradient of plant species richness in a temperate grassland. We tested the effects of flood duration, plant species richness, plant cover...
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