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Prof. Dr. Michael Scherer-Lorenzen

Professur Geobotanik

 Foto: Jürgen Gocke



 Curriculum Vitae


 Research Interests

 In my current research I aim to mechanistically understand the biotic control of ecological processes and how global change drivers - such as climate change, land use change, nitrogen deposition, or invasive species - are interacting with this control at various temporal and spatial scales.

  Within this field I focus on the functional role of biodiversity for biogeochemical cycles, especially in forest ecosystems.

  In addition to this process-orientated basic research, I consider applied aspects by quantifying the relationship between ecosystem functioning and the delivery of ecological goods and services.

 I am further interested in the relations between biodiversity and human health, and I am coordinating the European project Dr.FOREST. I also coordinated the EU Framework Programme VII project FunDivEUROPE, which aims to quantify the role of forest biodiversity for ecosystem functioning and the delivery of goods and services in major European forest types.

 More recently, I started new projects in Soundscape Ecology, i.e. the study of acoustic signatures within ecosystems and landscapes. Here, we focus on the effect of land use intensity on acoustic diversity of grassland and forest ecosystems.


 Current Research Projects

  • Dr.FOREST (Diversity of FORESTs affecting human health), BiodivERsA call 2018)

  • ConFoBi (Conservation of Forest Biodiversity in Multiple-Use Landscapes of Central Europe), DFG Research Training Group, GRK 2123

  • SoilForEUROPE (Predicting European forest soil biodiversity and its functioning under ongoing climate change), BiodivERsA call 2015-16

  • HILLSCAPE (Hillslope Chronosequence and Process Evolution)

  • IDENT-Freiburg (International Diversity Experiment Network with Trees)

  • ECOLINK-SALIX (Linking individual plant traits to ecosystem processes using a willow model system)
  • HighDiv-SRC (High-Diversity Short Rotation Coppice systems)
  • FunDivEUROPE (The Functional significance of forest bioDiversity in EUROPE), EU Framework Programme VII. Coordinator

  • smallFOREST (Biodiversity and ecosystem services of small forest fragments in European landscapes), BiodivERsA, EU Framework Programme VII.

  • IDENT (International Diversity Experiment Network with Trees, within the global TreeDivNet network)
  • BEF CHINA DFG-Reseacrh Unit "Forest Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in China"): The functional significance of forest diversity: N-pools, fluxes and N-uptake complementarity. Decomposition and nutrient cycling.

  • BEsound project within the Biodiversity Exploratories: The relationships between land use intensity, organismic diversity and acoustic complexity

  • BIOTREE (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Processes of Experimental Tree Stands)


 Past Research Projects

  • The Jena Experiment (DFG-Research Unit "The role of biodiversity for element cycling and trophic interactions“)
  • AlpFUTUR (The effect of management intensity and natural variability on ecosystem services in alpine pastures)
  • BACCARA (Biodiversity And Climate Change, A Risk Analysis). EU Framework Programme VII. "Effects of forest biodiversity on ecosystem functioning"
  • BIODEPTH (Biodiversity and Ecological Processes in Terrestrial Herbaceous Ecosystems)

  • CLIMATE CHANGE project within the Biodiversity Exploratories: Biodiversity controls of climate change effects on biogeochemical processes

  • FUN_DIV (Functional significance of tree diversity for nutrient dynamics in a tropical plantation) within The Sardinilla Project
  • IMEXCLIME (IMpacts of EXtreme CLIMatic Events on ecosystem functioning in alpine grasslands)
  • NCCR Climate: WP3.1 Plant Soil Interactions, subproject PLANT/SOIL

  • NICHE (Neutral vs. niche-structured communities: testing for resource partitioning by plants)

  • Functional and phytosociological characterisation of vegetation at ETH Research Station Alp Weissenstein

  • NICOLA (Niche differentiation and plant coexistence and in alpine pastures under changing land use)

  • SPATEX (Spatial pattern and complementary resource use – Experimentally testing the influence of plant aggregation on biodiversity effects)



  I am teaching in both the BSc.- and the MSc.-Programmes in Biology.




  • Schulze, E.D., Beck, E., Buchmann, N., Clemens, S., Müller-Hohenstein, K., Scherer-Lorenzen, M. (2019) Plant Ecology. 2nd edition. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. 926 p.


Peer Reviewed Journal Publications


  • Luo, S., Schmid, B., Hector, A., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Verheyen, K., Barsoum, N., Bauhus, J., Beyer, F., Bruelheide, H., Ferlian, O., Godbold, D., Hall, J.S., Hajek, P., Huang, Y., Hölscher, D., Kreft, H., Liu, X., Messier, C., Nock, C., Paquette, A., Parker, J.D., Parker, W.C., Paterno, G.B., Reich, P.B., Rewald, B., Sandén, H., Sinacore, K., Stefanski, A., Williams, L., Eisenhauer, N. (2024) Mycorrhizal associations modify tree diversity−productivity relationships across experimental tree plantations. New Phytologist 243, 1205-1219.
  • Zibold, M., Bässler, C., Hauck, M., Scherer-Lorenzen, M. (2024) Fungi and deadwood diversity: A test of the area-heterogeneity trade-off hypothesis. Journal of Ecology. doi: https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.14352
  • Zou, Y., [...], Scherer-Lorenzen, M., [...] Crowther, T.W. (2024) Positive feedbacks and alternative stable states in forest leaf types. Nature Communications 15, 4658.
  • Vázquez-González, C., Castagneyrol, B., Muiruri, E.W., Barbaro, L., Abdala-Roberts, L., Barsoum, N., Fründ, J., Glynn, C., Jactel, H., McShea, W.J., Mereu, S., Mooney, K.A., Morillas, L., Nock, C.A., Paquette, A., Parker, J.D., Parker, W.C., Roales, J., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schuldt, A., Verheyen, K., Weih, M., Yang, B., Koricheva, J. (2024) Tree diversity enhances predation by birds but not by arthropods across climate gradients. Ecology Letters 27, e14427.
  • Blondeel, H., Guillemot, J., Martin-StPaul, N., Druel, A., Bilodeau-Gauthier, S., Bauhus, J., Grossiord, C., Hector, A., Jactel, H., Jensen, J., Messier, C., Muys, B., Serrano-León, H., Auge, H., Barsoum, N., Birhane, E., Bruelheide, H., Cavender-Bares, J., Chu, C., Cumming, J.R., Damtew, A., Eisenhauer, N., Ferlian, O., Fiedler, S., Ganade, G., Godbold, D.L., Gravel, D., Hall, J.S., Hölscher, D., Hulvey, K.B., Koricheva, J., Kreft, H., Lapadat, C., Liang, J., Liu, X., Meredieu, C., Mereu, S., Montgomery, R., Morillas, L., Nock, C., Paquette, A., Parker, J.D., Parker, W.C., Paterno, G.B., Perring, M.P., Ponette, Q., Potvin, C., Reich, P., Rentch, J., Rewald, B., Sandén, H., Sinacore, K., Standish, R.J., Stefanski, A., Tobin, P.C., van Breugel, M., Fagundes, M.V., Weih, M., Williams, L.J., Zhou, M., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Verheyen, K., Baeten, L. (2024) Tree diversity reduces variability in sapling survival under drought. Journal of Ecology, doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.14294
  • Stojek, K., Bobrowska-Korczak, B., Kusińska, B., Czerwonka, M., Decruyenaere, J., Decock, L., Klama, J., Mueller, S., Ponette, Q., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Verheyen, K., Jaroszewicz, B. (2024) Factors affecting composition of fatty acids in wild-growing forest mushrooms. Mycologia, doi: 10.1080/00275514.2024.2325045
  • Zheng, L., Barry, K.E., Guerrero-Ramírez, N.R., Craven, D., Reich, P.B., Verheyen, K., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Eisenhauer, N., Barsoum, N., Bauhus, J., Bruelheide, H., Cavender-Bares, J., Dolezal, J., Auge, H., Fagundes, M.V., Ferlian, O., Fiedler, S., Forrester, D.I., Ganade, G., Gebauer, T., Haase, J., Hajek, P., Hector, A., Hérault, B., Hölscher, D., Hulvey, K.B., Irawan, B., Jactel, H., Koricheva, J., Kreft, H., Lanta, V., Leps, J., Mereu, S., Messier, C., Montagnini, F., Mörsdorf, M., Müller, S., Muys, B., Nock, C.A., Paquette, A., Parker, W.C., Parker, J.D., Parrotta, J.A., Paterno, G.B., Perring, M.P., Piotto, D., Wayne Polley, H., Ponette, Q., Potvin, C., Quosh, J., Rewald, B., Godbold, D.L., van Ruijven, J., Standish, R.J., Stefanski, A., Sundawati, L., Urgoiti, J., Williams, L.J., Wilsey, B.J., Yang, B., Zhang, L., Zhao, Z., Yang, Y., Sandén, H., Ebeling, A., Schmid, B., Fischer, M., Kotowska, M.M., Palmborg, C., Tilman, D., Yan, E., Hautier, Y. (2024) Effects of plant diversity on productivity strengthen over time due to trait-dependent shifts in species overyielding. Nature Communications 15, 2078.
  • Depauw, L., De Lombaerde, E., Dhiedt, E., Blondeel, H., Abdala-Roberts, L., Auge, H., Barsoum, N., Bauhus, J., Chu, C., Damtew, A., Eisenhauer, N., Fagundes, M.V., Ganade, G., Gendreau-Berthiaume, B., Godbold, D., Gravel, D., Guillemot, J., Hajek, P., Hector, A., Hérault, B., Jactel, H., Koricheva, J., Kreft, H., Liu, X., Mereu, S., Messier, C., Muys, B., Nock, C.A., Paquette, A., Parker, J.D., Parker, W.C., Paterno, G.B., Perring, M.P., Ponette, Q., Potvin, C., Reich, P.B., Rewald, B., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schnabel, F., Sousa-Silva, R., Weih, M., Zemp, D.C., Verheyen, K., Baeten, L. (2024) Enhancing Tree Performance Through Species Mixing: Review of a Quarter-Century of TreeDivNet Experiments Reveals Research Gaps and Practical Insights. Current Forestry Reports. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40725-023-00208-y



  • Mo, L.,[...], Scherer-Lorenzen, M., [...], Crowther, T.W. (2023) Integrated global assessment of the natural forest carbon potential. Nature 624, 92-101.

  • Scherer-Lorenzen, M. et al. (2023) The functional significance of tree species diversity in European forests - the FunDivEUROPE dataset [Dataset]. Dryad. https://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.9ghx3ffpz

  • Chao, A., Chiu, C.-H., Hu, K.-H., van der Plas, F., Cadotte, M.W., Mitesser, O., Thorn, S., Mori, A.S., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Eisenhauer, N., Bässler, C., Delory, B.M., Feldhaar, H., Fichtner, A., Hothorn, T., Peters, M.K., Pierick, K., von Oheimb, G., Müller, J., 2023. Hill–Chao numbers allow decomposing gamma multifunctionality into alpha and beta components. Ecology Letters 27, e14336.
  • Greinwald, K., Musso, A., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Weiler, M., Egli, M. (2023) The development of nutrient pools along two holocene chronosequences with contrasting bedrocks in the Swiss Alps. Catena 233, 107507.
  • Wei, L., Liira, J., Ehrmann, S., Lenoir, J., Decocq, G., Brunet, J., Wulf, M., Diekmann, M., Naaf, T., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Hansen, K., De Smedt, P., Valdés, A., Verheyen, K., De Frenne, P. (2023) Impact of patch age and size on forest soil characteristics in European agricultural landscapes. Science of the Total Environment 898, 165543.
  •  Ma, H., [...], Scherer-Lorenzen, M.,[...], Zohner, C.M., (2023) The global biogeography of tree leaf form and habit. Nature Plants 9, 1795-1809.
  • Bourdin, A., Dokhelar, T., Bord, S., Van Halder, I., Stemmelen, A., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Jactel, H. (2023) Forests harbor more ticks than other habitats: A meta-analysis. Forest Ecology and Management 541, 121081.

  • Müller, J., Mitesser, O., Cadotte, M.W., van der Plas, F., Mori, A.S., Ammer, C., Chao, A.N., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Baldrian, P., Bassler, C., Biedermann, P., Cesarz, S., Classen, A., Delory, B.M., Feldhaar, H., Fichtner, A., Hothorn, T., Kuenzer, C., Peters, M.K., Pierick, K., Schmitt, T., Schuldt, B., Seidel, D., Six, D., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Thorn, S., von Oheimb, G., Wegmann, M., Weisser, W.W., Eisenhauer, N. (2023) Enhancing the structural diversity between forest patches-A concept and real-world experiment to study biodiversity, multifunctionality and forest resilience across spatial scales. Global Change Biology 29, 1437-1450.
  • Hordijk, I., [...]., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., [...], Crowther, T.W. (2023) Evenness mediates the global relationship between forest productivity and richness. Journal of Ecology 111, 1308-1326.
  • van der Plas, F., Schroder-Georgi, T., Weigelt, A., Barry, K., Meyer, S., Alzate, A., Barnard, R.L., Buchmann, N., de Kroon, H., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Engels, C., Fischer, M., Gleixner, G., Hildebrandt, A., Koller-France, E., Leimer, S., Milcu, A., Mommer, L., Niklaus, P.A., Oelmann, Y., Roscher, C., Scherber, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scheu, S., Schmid, B., Schulze, E.D., Temperton, V., Tscharntke, T., Voigt, W., Weisser, W., Wilcke, W., Wirth, C. (2023) Reply to: Plant traits alone are good predictors of ecosystem properties when used carefully. Nature Ecology & Evolution 7, 335-336.
  • Schuldt, A., Liu, X., Buscot, F., Bruelheide, H., Erfmeier, A., He, J.-S., Klein, A.-M., Ma, K., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schmid, B., Scholten, T., Tang, Z., Trogisch, S., Wirth, C., Wubet, T., Staab, M. (2023) Carbon–biodiversity relationships in a highly diverse subtropical forest. Global Change Biology 29, 5321-5333.
  • Joly, F.-X., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Hättenschwiler, S. (2023) Resolving the intricate role of climate in litter decomposition. Nature Ecology & Evolution 7, 214-223.
  • Neyret, M., Peter, S., Le Provost, G., Boch, S., Boesing, A.L., Bullock, J.M., Hölzel, N., Klaus, V.H., Kleinebecker, T., Krauss, J., Müller, J., Müller, S., Ammer, C., Buscot, F., Ehbrecht, M., Fischer, M., Goldmann, K., Jung, K., Mehring, M., Müller, T., Renner, S.C., Schall, P., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Westphal, C., Wubet, T., Manning, P. (2023) Landscape management strategies for multifunctionality and social equity. Nature Sustainability
  • Desie, E., Zuo, J., Verheyen, K., Djukic, I., Van Meerbeek, K., Auge, H., Barsoum, N., Baum, C., Bruelheide, H., Eisenhauer, N., Feldhaar, H., Ferlian, O., Gravel, D., Jactel, H., Schmidt, I.K., Kepfer-Rojas, S., Meredieu, C., Mereu, S., Messier, C., Morillas, L., Nock, C., Paquette, A., Ponette, Q., Reich, P.B., Roales, J., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Seitz, S., Schmidt, A., Stefanski, A., Trogisch, S., Halder, I.v., Weih, M., Williams, L.J., Yang, B., Muys, B. (2023) Disentangling drivers of litter decomposition in a multi-continent network of tree diversity experiments. Science of the Total Environment 857, 159717. 
  • Hajek, P., Mörsdorf, M., Kovach, K.R., Greinwald, K., Rose, L., Nock, C.A., Scherer-Lorenzen, M. (2023) Quantifying the influence of tree species richness on community drought resistance using drone-derived NDVI and ground-based measures of Plant Area Index and leaf chlorophyll in a young tree diversity experiment. European Journal of Forest Research 143, 141-155
  • Delavaux, C.S., [...], Scherer-Lorenzen, M., [...], Maynard, D.S. (2023) Native diversity buffers against severity of non-native tree invasions. Nature 621, 773-781.



  •  Le Provost, G., Schenk, N.V., Penone, C., Thiele, J., Westphal, C., Allan, E., Ayasse, M., Blüthgen, N., Boeddinghaus, R.S., Boesing, A.L., Bolliger, R., Busch, V., Fischer, M., Gossner, M.M., Hölzel, N., Jung, K., Kandeler, E., Klaus, V.H., Kleinebecker, T., Leimer, S., Marhan, S., Morris, K., Müller, S., Neff, F., Neyret, M., Oelmann, Y., Perović, D.J., Peter, S., Prati, D., Rillig, M.C., Saiz, H., Schäfer, D., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schloter, M., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Steckel, J., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Tschapka, M., Vogt, J., Weiner, C., Weisser, W., Wells, K., Werner, M., Wilcke, W., Manning, P. (2022) The supply of multiple ecosystem services requires biodiversity across spatial scales. Nature Ecology & Evolution.
  • Wagg, C., Roscher, C., Weigelt, A., Vogel, A., Ebeling, A., de Luca, E., Roeder, A., Kleinspehn, C., Temperton, V.M., Meyer, S.T., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Buchmann, N., Fischer, M., Weisser, W.W., Eisenhauer, N., Schmid, B. (2022) Biodiversity–stability relationships strengthen over time in a long-term grassland experiment. Nature Communications 13, 7752.
  • Díaz, S., [...], Scherer-Lorenzen, M.,[...], Zotz, G. (2022) The global spectrum of plant form and function: enhanced species-level trait dataset. Scientific Data 9, 755.
  • Gillerot, L., Landuyt, D., Oh, R., Chow, W., Haluza, D., Ponette, Q., Jactel, H., Bruelheide, H., Jaroszewicz, B., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., De Frenne, P., Muys, B., Verheyen, K. (2022) Forest structure and composition alleviate human thermal stress. Global Change Biology 28, 7340-7352. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.16419
  • Liang, J., [....], Scherer-Lorenzen, M., [...], Hui, C. (2022) Co-limitation towards lower latitudes shapes global forest diversity gradients. Nature Ecology & Evolution. doi: 10.1038/s41559-022-01831-x 
  • Bourdin, A., Bord, S., Durand, J., Galon, C., Moutailler, S., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Jactel, H. (2022) Forest Diversity Reduces the Prevalence of Pathogens Transmitted by the Tick Ixodes ricinus. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10, 891908. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2022.891908
  • Schmid, B., Schmitz, M., Rzanny, M., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Mwangi, P.N., Weisser, W.W., Hector, A., Schmid, R., Flynn, D.F.B. (2022) Removing subordinate species in a biodiversity experiment to mimic observational field studies. Grassland Research 1, 53-62. DOI: 10.1002/glr2.12009
  • Hajek, P., Link, R.M., Nock, C.A., Bauhus, J., Gebauer, T., Gessler, A., Kovach, K., Messier, C., Paquette, A., Saurer, M., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Rose, L., Schuldt, B. (2022) Mutually inclusive mechanisms of drought-induced tree mortality. Global Change Biology 28, 3365-3378. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.16146
  • Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Gessner, M.O., Beisner, B.E., Messier, C., Paquette, A., Petermann, J.S., Soininen, J., Nock, C.A. (2022) Pathways for cross-boundary effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 37, 454-467.

  • Shovon, T.A., Kang, S., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Nock, C.A. (2022) Changes in the direction of the diversity–productivity relationship over 15 years of stand development in a planted temperate forest. Journal of Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13855

  • Cesarz, S., Craven, D., Auge, H., Bruelheide, H., Castagneyrol, B., Gutknecht, J., Hector, A., Jactel, H., Koricheva, J., Messier, C., Muys, B., O’Brien, M.J., Paquette, A., Ponette, Q., Potvin, C., Reich, P.B., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Smith, A.R., Verheyen, K., Eisenhauer, N. (2022) Tree diversity effects on soil microbial biomass and respiration are context dependent across forest diversity experiments. Global Ecology and Biogeography 31, 872-885. DOI: 10.1111/geb.13461 

  • Helbach, J., Frey, J., Messier, C., Mörsdorf, M., Scherer-Lorenzen, M. (2022) Light heterogeneity affects understory plant species richness in temperate forests supporting the heterogeneity–diversity hypothesis. Ecology and Evolution 12, e8534.
  • Müller, S., Mitesser, O., Oschwald, L., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Potvin, C., 2022. Temporal Soundscape Patterns in a Panamanian Tree Diversity Experiment: Polycultures Show an Increase in High Frequency Cover. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 10.
  • Müller, S., Gossner, M.M., Penone, C., Jung, K., Renner, S.C., Farina, A., Anhäuser, L., Ayasse, M., Boch, S., Haensel, F., Heitzmann, J., Kleinn, C., Magdon, P., Perović, D.J., Pieretti, N., Shaw, T., Steckel, J., Tschapka, M., Vogt, J., Westphal, C., Scherer- Lorenzen, M. (2022) Land-use intensity and landscape structure drive the acoustic composition of grasslands. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 328, 107845.
  • Jing, X., Muys, B., Baeten, L., Bruelheide, H., De Wandeler, H., Desie, E., Hättenschwiler, S., Jactel, H., Jaroszewicz, B., Jucker, T., Kardol, P., Pollastrini, M., Ratcliffe, S., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Selvi, F., Vancampenhout, K., van der Plas, F., Verheyen, K., Vesterdal, L., Zuo, J., Van Meerbeek, K. (2022) Climatic conditions, not above- and belowground resource availability and uptake capacity, mediate tree diversity effects on productivity and stability. Science of The Total Environment 812, 152560.
  • Cazzolla Gatti, R., et al., incl. Scherer-Lorenzen, M., ...., Liang, J. (2022) The number of tree species on Earth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119, e2115329119.



  • Wambsganss, J., Freschet, G. T. ,Beyer, F., Bauhus, J., Scherer-Lorenzen, M. (2021) Tree diversity, initial litter quality, and site conditions drive early-stage fine-root decomposition in European forests. Ecosystems. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-021-00728-3
  • Freschet, G.T., Pagès, L., Iversen, C.M., Comas, L.H., Rewald, B., Roumet, C., Klimešová, J., Zadworny, M., Poorter, H., Postma, J.A., Adams, T.S., Bagniewska-Zadworna, A., Bengough, A.G., Blancaflor, E.B., Brunner, I., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Garnier, E., Gessler, A., Hobbie, S.E., Meier, I.C., Mommer, L., Picon-Cochard, C., Rose, L., Ryser, P., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Soudzilovskaia, N.A., Stokes, A., Sun, T., Valverde-Barrantes, O.J., Weemstra, M., Weigelt, A., Wurzburger, N., York, L.M., Batterman, S.A., Gomes de Moraes, M., Janeček, Š., Lambers, H., Salmon, V., Tharayil, N., McCormack, M.L. (2021) A starting guide to root ecology: strengthening ecological concepts and standardising root classification, sampling, processing and trait measurements. New Phytologist 232, 973-1122.

  • Greinwald, K., Gebauer, T., Treuter, L., Kolodziej, V., Musso, A., Maier, F., Lustenberger, F., Scherer-Lorenzen, M. (2021) Root density drives aggregate stability of soils of different moraine ages in the Swiss Alps. Plant and Soil. DOI: 10.1007/s11104-021-05111-8
  • Serrano-León, H., Nitschke, R., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Forrester, D.I. (2021) Intra-specific leaf trait variability of F. sylvatica, Q. petraea and P. abies in response to inter-specific competition and implications for forest functioning. Tree Physiology. DOI: 10.1093/treephys/tpab109
  • Kwon, T., Shibata, H., Kepfer-Rojas, S., Schmidt, I.K., Larsen, K.S., Beier, C., Berg, B., Verheyen, K., Lamarque, J.-F., Hagedorn, F., Eisenhauer, N., Djukic, I., and the Tea Bag Initiative (incl. Scherer-Lorenzen, M.) (2021) Effects of climate and atmospheric nitrogen deposition on early to mid-term stage litter decomposition across biomes. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change 4. DOI: 10.3389/ffgc.2021.678480
  • Messier, C., Bauhus, J., Sousa-Silva, R., Auge, H., Baeten, L., Barsoum, N., Bruelheide, H., Caldwell, B., Cavender-Bares, J., Dhiedt, E., Eisenhauer, N., Ganade, G., Gravel, D., Guillemot, J., Hall, J.S., Hector, A., Hérault, B., Jactel, H., Koricheva, J., Kreft, H., Mereu, S., Muys, B., Nock, C.A., Paquette, A., Parker, J.D., Perring, M.P., Ponette, Q., Potvin, C., Reich, P.B., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Schnabel, F., Verheyen, K., Weih, M., Wollni, M., Zemp, D.C. (2021) For the sake of resilience and multifunctionality, let's diversify planted forests! Conservation Letters, e12829.