Alexandra Weigelt

Alexandra Weigelt

Senior Scientist and Laboratory manager

Tel +49-341-97-38594
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Room 129


Systematic Botany and Functional Biodiversity
Institut of biology
University of Leipzig
Johannisallee 21
04103 Leipzig

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae:

since 09/14

Lecturer in Biology and Functional Biodiversity at the University of Leipzig

since 12/09

Senior Scientist in the group of Special Botany and Functional Biodiversity, University of Leipzig

3/05 - 11/09

Research Scientist at the institute of Ecology, University of Jena, Coordination of the Jena-Experiment field site

11/02 - 2/05

Research Scientist at the chair of Biogeography, University of Bayreuth

1/02 - 10/02

Post-Doc in the Soil Ecology group of Prof. Dr. R. Bardgett, University of Lancaster, GB


PhD Biology at the University of Bielefeld

3/98 - 8/01

PhD at the Chair of experimental Ecology and Ecosystem Biology, University of Bielefeld

1989 - 1996

Study of Biology at the University of Würzburg

Editorial Board


Reviews for Journals


  • PlosOne
  • Journal of Ecology
  • Ecology
  • Oecologia
  • Global Change Biology
  • Plant and Soil
  • Acta Oecologia
  • Journal of Plant Ecology



Roscher C, Gubsch M, Lipowsky A, Schumacher J, Weigelt A, Buchmann N, Schulze ED, Schmid B (2017) Trait means, trait plasticity and trait differences to other species jointly explain species performances in grasslands of varying diversity. Oikos, Online Article

Wagg C, O'Brien MJ, Vogel A, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Eisenhauer N, Schmid B, Weigelt A (2017) Plant diversity maintains long-term ecosystem productivity under frequent drought by increasing short-term variation. Ecology, Online Article

Chen H, Oram N, Barry K, Mommer L, van Ruijven J, de Kroon H, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Fischer C, Gleixner G, Gessler A, González Macé O, Hacker N, Hildebrandt A, Lange M, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Scheu S, Oelmann Y, Wagg C, Wilcke W, Wirth C, Weigelt A: Root chemistry and soil fauna but not soil abiotic conditions explain the effects of plant diversity on root decomposition. Oecologia,185: 499-511 Online Article

Oram N, Ravenek J, Barry K, Weigelt A, Chen H, Gessler A, Gockele A, de Kroon H, van der Paauw JW, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Smit-Tiekstra A, van Ruijven J, Mommer L : Belowground complementarity effects in a grassland biodiversity experiment are related to deep-rooting species. Journal of Ecology, Online Article

Weisser W, Roscher C, Meyer S, Ebeling A, Luo G, Allan E, Beßler H, Barnard R, Buchmann N, Buscot F, Engels C, Fischer C, Fischer M, Gessler A, Gleixner G, Halle S, Hildebrandt A, Hillebrand H, Kroon H De, Lange M, Leimer S, Roux X L, Milcu A, Mommer L, Niklaus P, 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 : Biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning in a 15-year grassland experiment: patterns, mechanisms, and open questions. Basic and Applied Ecology, 23: 1-73. Online Article

Guderle M, Bachmann D, Milcu A, Gockele A, Bechmann M, Fischer C, Roscher C, Landais D, Ravel, O, Devidal S, Roy J, Gessler A, Buchmann N, Weigelt A, Hildebrandt A: (2017)Dynamic niche partitioning in root water uptake facilitates efficient water use in more diverse grassland plant communities. Functional Ecology, 1-14, Online Article

El Moujahid L, Le Roux X, Michalet S, Bellvert F, Weigelt A, Poly F (2017) Effect of plant diversity on the diversity of soil organic compounds. PlosOne, Online Article


Chen H, Mommer L, van Ruijven J, de Kroon H, Gessler A, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Wirth C, Weigelt A (2016) Both root quality and soil environment explain negative plant diversity effects on root decomposition. Journal of Ecology, doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12650. Online Article

Cortois R, Schröder-Georgi T, Weigelt A, van der Putten WH, de Deyn GB (2016) Plant-soil feedbacks: role of plant functional group and plant traits. Journal of Ecology, doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12643. Online Article

Craven D, Isbell F, Manning P, Connolly J, Bruelheide H, Ebeling A, Roscher C, van Ruijven J, Weigelt A, Wilsey B, Beierkuhnlein C, de Luca E, Griffin JN, Hautier Y, Hector A, Jentsch A, Kreyling J, Lanta V, Loreau M, Meyer ST, Mori AS, Naeem S, Palmborg C, Polley HW, Reich PB, Schmid B, Siebenkäs A, Seabloom E, Thakur MP, Tilman D, Vogel A, Eisenhauer N (2016) Plant diversity effects on grassland productivity are robust to both nutrient enrichment and drought. Philosophical Transactions B, 371: 20150277, doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0277. Online Article

Fischer FM, Wright AJ., Eisenhauer N, Ebeling A, Roscher C, Wagg C, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Pillar VD (2016) Plant species richness and functional traits affect community stability after a flood event. Philosophical Transactions B, 371: 20150276, doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0276. Online Article

Gould I, Quinton J, Weigelt A, De Deyn G, Bardgett R (2016) Plant diversity and root traits benefit physical properties key to soil function in grasslands. Ecology Letters, 19: 1140-1149. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12652. Online Article

Leimer S, Oelmann Y, Eisenhauer N, Milcu A, Roscher C, Scheu S, Weigelt A, Wirth C, Wilcke W (2016) Mechanisms behind plant diversity effects on inorganic and organic N leaching from temperate grassland. Biogeochemistry 131, 339-353. Online Article

Lohier T, Jabot F, Weigelt A, Schmid B, Deffuant G (2016) Predicting stochastic community dynamics in grasslands under the assumption of competitive symmetry. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 399: 53-61. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2016.03.043. Online Article

Meyer ST, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Hertzog L, Hillebrand H, Milcu A, Pompe S, Abbas S, Buchmann N, De Luca E, Engels C, Fischer M, Gleixner G, Hudewenz A, Klein AM, de Kroon H, Leimer S, Loranger H, Mommer L, Oelmann Y, Ravenek JM, Roscher C, Rottstock T, Scherber C, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Scheu S, Schmid B, Schulze ED, Staudler A, Strecker T, Temperton V, Tscharntke T, Vogel A, Voigt W, Weigelt A, Wilcke W, Weisser WW (2016) Biodiversity effects strengthen over time as ecosystem functioning declines at low and increases at high biodiversity. Ecosphere, 7(12), e01619.

Niklaus PA, Le Roux X, Poly F, Buchmann N, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Weigelt A, Barnard R (2016) Plant species diversity affects soil-atmosphere fluxes of methane and nitrous oxide. Oecologia,181: 919-930. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-016-3611-8. Online Article

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, 182(1), 277-286. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-016-3647-9. Online Article

Wright A, de Kroon H, Visser E, Buchmann T, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Fischer C, Hildebrandt A, Ravenek J, Roscher C, Weigelt A, Weisser W, Voesenek R, Mommer L (2016) Plant are less negatively affected by flooding when growing in species-rich plant communities. New Phytologist, 213: 645-656, doi: 10.1111/nph.14185. Online Article


Bachmann D, Gockele A, Ravenek JM, Roscher C, Strecker T, Weigelt A, Buchmann N. (2015) No evidence of complementary water use along a plant species richness gradient. PlosOne,10(1): e0116367. Online Article

Guiz J, Hillebrand H, Borer E, Abbas M, Ebeling A, Weigelt A, Oelmann Y, Tilman D, Fornara D, Weisser WW (2015) Long-term effects of plant diversity and composition on plant stoichiometry. Oikos, doi: 10.1111/oik.02504. Online Article

Hacker N, Ebeling A, Gessler A, Gleixner G, González Macé O, de Kroon H, Lange M, Mommer L, Eisenhauer N, Ravenek J, Scheu S, Weigelt A, Wagg C, Wilcke W, Oel-mann Y (2015) Plant diversity shapes microbe-rhizospere effects on P mobilization from organic matter in soil . Ecology Letters, 18: 1356-1365. Online Article

Hennion F. Litrico I, Bartish I, Weigelt A, Bouchereau A, Prinzig A (2015) Ecologically diverse and distinct neighbourhoods trigger persistent phenotypic consequences, and amine metabolic profiling detects them . Journal of Ecology, doi: 1111/1365-2745.12505. Online Article

Isbell F, Craven D, Connolly J, Loreau M, Schmid B, Beierkuhnlein C, Bezemer TM, Bonin C, Bruelheide H, de Luca E, Ebeling A, Griffin J, Qinfeng G, Hautier Y, Hector A, Jentsch A, Kreyling J, Lanta V, Manning P, Meyer ST, Mori AS, Naeem S, Niklaus PA, Polley HW, Reich PB, Roscher C, Sea-bloom EW, Smith MD, Thakur MP, Tilman D, Tracy BF, van der Putten WH, van Ruijven J, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Wilsey B, Eisenhauer N (2015) Biodiversity increases the resistance of ecosystem productivity to climate extremes. Nature, 526: 574-577. Online Article

Oelmann Y, Vogel A, Wegener F, Weigelt A, Scherer-Lorenzen M(2015) Management intensity modifies plant diversity effects on N yield and mineral N in soil. Soil Science Society of America Journal,9(2): 559-568. Online Article

Schroeder-Georgi T, Wirth C, Nadrowski K, Meyer ST, Mommer L, Weigelt A (2015) From pots to plots: Hierarchical trait-based prediction of population biomass in a mesic grassland. Journal of Ecology, doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12489. Online Article

Strecker T, Barnard RL, Niklaus PA, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Weigelt A, Scheu S, Eisen-hauer N.(2015) Effects of plant diversity, functional group composition, and fertiliza-tion on soil microbial properties in experimental grassland. PlosOne,10(5): e0125678. Online Article

Wright A, Ebeling A, de Kroon H, Roscher C, Weigelt A, Buchmann N, Buchmann T, Fischer C, Hacker N, Hildebrandt A, Leimer S, Mommer L, Oelmann Y, Scheu S, Steinauer K, Strecker T, Weisser WW, Wilcke W and Eisenhauer N (2015) Flooding disturb-ances increase resource availability and productivity but reduce stability in diverse plant communities. Nature Communications,6: 6092. Online Article


Ebeling A, Meyer ST, Abbas M, Eisenhauer N,Hillebrand H, Lange M, Vogel A, Weigelt A, Weisser WW (2014) Plant diversity impacts decomposition and herbivory via changes in abundance and diversity of aboveground arthropods. PloS ONE, 9(9):e106529 Online Article

Gockele A,Weigelt A, Gessler A, Scherer-Lorenzen M. (2014) Quantifying resource use complementarity in grasslands: a comparison of different nutrient tracers. Pedobiologia, 57: 251-256. Online Article

Khalsa A, Fricke T, Weigelt A, Wachendorf M (2014) Effects of species richness and functional groups on chemical constituents relevant for methane yields from an-aerobic digestion: results from a grassland diversity experiment. Grass and Forage Science, 69(1): 49-63. Online Article

Ravenek J, Bessler H, Engels C, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Gessler A, Gockele A, De Luca E, Ebeling A, Roscher C, Schmid B, Weisser WW, Wirth C, de Kroon H, Weigelt A, Mommer L (2014) Long-term study of root biomass in a biodiversity experiment reveals shifts in diversity effects over time. Oikos, Online Article


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(3), e58179.Online Article

Allan E, Weisser WW, Fischer M, Schulze E-D, Weigelt A, Roscher C, Baade J, Barnard RL, Beßler H, Buchmann N, Buscot F, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Engels C, Fergus AJF, Gleixner G, Gubsch M, Habekost M, Halle S, Klein AM, König S, Kowalski E, Kreutziger Y, Kertscher I, Kummer V, Lange M, Lauterbach D, Le Roux X, Marquard E, Migunova VD, Milcu A, Mwangi P, Niklaus P, Oelmann Y, Petermann J, Poly F, Rottstock T, Rosenkranz S, Sabais A, Scherber C, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Scheu S, Schmitz M, Schumacher J, Soussana J-F, Steinbeiss S, Temperton V, Voigt W, Wilcke W, Wirth C, Schmid B (2013) A comparison of the strength of biodiversity effects across multiple functions. Oecologia, 173(1):223-237 Online Article

Connolly J, Bell T, Bolger T, Brophy C, Carnus T, Finn JA, Kirwan L, Isbell F Levine J, Luescher A, Picasso V, Roscher C, Sebastia MT, Suter M, Weigelt A (2013) An improved model to predict the effects of changing biodiversity levels on ecosystem function. Journal of Ecology 101(2), 344-355. Online Article

De Mazancour C, Isbell F, Larocque A, Berendse F, de Luca E, Grace JB, Haegeman B, Polley HW, Roscher C, Schmid B, Tilman D, van Ruijven J, Weigelt A, Wilsey BJ, Loreau M (2013) Predicting ecosystem stability from community composition and biodiversity. Ecology Letters, 16(5):617-625. Online Article

Ebeling A, Allan E, Heimann J, Köhler G, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Vogel A, Weigelt A, Weisser WW (2013) The impact of plant diversity and fertilization on fitness of a generalist grasshopper. Basic and Applied Ecology 14(3), 246-254. Online Article

Le Roux X, Schmid B, Poly F, Barnard R, Niklaus PA, Guillaumaud N, Habekost M, Oelmann Y, Philippot L, Falcao-Salles J, Schloter M, Steinbeiss S, Weigelt A, (2013) Soil environmental conditions and microbial build-up mediate the effect of plant diversity on soil nitrifying and denitrifying enzyme activities in temperate grasslands. PLoS ONE 8(4), e61069.Online Article

Marquard E, Schmid B, Roscher C, De Luca E, Nadrowski K, Weisser W, Weigelt A (2013) Changes in the Abundance of Grassland Species in Monocultures versus Mixtures and Their Relation to Biodiversity Effects. PLoS ONE 8(9): e75599. Online Article

Peres G, Cluzeau D, Menasseri S, Soussana JF, Bessler H, Engels C, Habekost M, Gleixner G, Weigelt, A, Weisser WW, Scheu S, Eisenhauer N. (2013) Mechanisms linking plant community properties to soil aggregate stability in an experimental grassland plant diversity gradient. Plant and Soil, 379(1-2): 285-299. Online Article

Roscher C, Schumacher J, Lipowsky A, Gubsch M, Weigelt A, Pompe S, Kolle O, Buchmann N, Schmid B, Schulze E-D (2013) A functional trait-based approach to understand long-term pattern in diversity-productivity relationships. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 15:139-149.Online Article

Vogel A, Eisenhauer N, Weigelt A, Scherer-Lorenzen M (2013) Plant diversity does not buffer drought effects on litter decomposition and microbial processes. Global Change Biology, 19(9), 2795-2803.Online Article

Vogel A, Fester T, Eisenhauer N, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schmid B, Weisser WW, Weigelt A (2013) Separating drought effects from roof artifacts on ecosystem processes in a grassland drought experiment, PLoS ONE, 8(8): e70997.Online Article


Hudewenz A , Klein A-M, Scherber C, Stanke L, Tscharntke T, Vogel A, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Ebeling A (2012) Herbivore and pollinator responses to grassland management intensity along experimental changes in plant species richness. Biological Conservation, 150, 42-52. Online Article

Khalsa J, Fricke T, Weisser WW, Weigelt A, Wachendorf M (2012) Effects of functional groups and species richness on biomass constituents relevant for combustion: results from a grassland diversity experiment. Grass and Forage Science,67,569-588. Online Article

Roscher C, Schumacher J, Gubsch M, Lipowsky A, Weigelt A, Buchmann N, Schmid B, Schulze E-D (2012) Using plant functional traits to explain diversity-productivity relationships. PlosOne,7(5), e36760.  Online Article

Vogel A, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Weigelt A (2012) Grassland resistance and resiliance after drought depends on management intensity and species richness. PlosOne, 7(5), e36992, Online Article


Allan E, Weisser WW, Weigelt A, Roscher C, Fischer M, Hillebrand H (2011) More diverse plant communities have higher functioning over time due to turnover in complementary dominant species. PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas. 1104015108.. Online Article

Connolly J, Cadotte MW, Brophy C, Dooley A, Finn J, Kirwan L, Roscher C, Weigelt A (2011) Phylogenetically diverse grassland communities are associated with pairwise interspecific processes that increase biomass. Ecology, 92 (7), 1385-1392. Online Article

Eisenhauer N, Milcu A, Allen E, Nitschke N, Scherber C, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Scheu S (2011) Impacts of aboveground and belowground invertebrates on temporal and spatial stability of grasslands of different diversity. Journal of Ecology, 99, 572–582. Online Article

Eisenhauer N, Sabais ACW, Ackermann M, Bessler H, Bonkowski M, Brenner J, Engels C, Gass S, Klarner B, Klier M, Koller R, Maraun M, Migunova V.D, Milcu A, Partsch S, Roscher C, Ruess L, Schonert F, Temperton V, Thomisch K, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Scheu S (2011) Plant diversity surpasses plant functional groups and plant productivity as driver of soil biota in the long term, PloS ONE, 6(1), e16055. Online Article

Isbell F, Calcagno V, Hector A, Connolly J, Harpole WS, Reich PB, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schmid B, Tilman D, van Ruijven J, Weigelt A, Wilsey BJ, Zavaleta ES, Loreau M (2011) How many plant species are needed to maintain ecosystem functioning and services? Nature, 477, 199-202, Online Article

Oelmann Y, Buchmann N, Gleixner G, Habekost M, Roscher C, Rosenkranz S, Schulze E-D, Steinbeiss S, Temperton V.M, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Wilcke W (2011) Plant diversity effects on above- and belowground N pools in grassland ecosystems: Development in the first five years after establishment. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 25, GB2014, doi:10.1029/2010GB003869. Online Article

Roscher C, Schmid B, Buchmann N, Weigelt A, Schulze E-D (2011) Legume species differ in the responses of their functional traits to plant diversity. Oecologia, 165, 437-452, doi: 10.1007/s00442-010-1735-9. Online Article

Roscher C, Thein S, Weigelt A, Temperton VM, Buchmann N, Schulze E-D (2011) N2 fixation and performance of 12 legume species in a 6-year grassland biodiversity experiment. Plant and Soil, 341, 333–348, doi: 10.1007/s11104-010-0647-0. Online Article

Roscher C, Weigelt A, Proulx R, Marquard E, Schumacher J, Weisser WW, Schmid B (2011) Identifying population- and community-level mechanisms of diversity–stability relationships in experimental grasslands. Journal of Ecology, 99, 1460-1469,Online Article


Eisenhauer, N; Bessler, H; Engels, C; Gleixner, G.; Habekost, M.; Milcu, A; Partsch, S.; Sabais, ACW; Scherber, C.; Steinbeiss, S.; Weigelt, A; Weisser, W.W.; Scheu, S (2010) Plant diversity effects on soil microorganisms support the singular hypothesis. Ecology, 91 (2) 485-496.Online Article

Petermann J, Fergus A, Roscher C, Turnbull L, Weigelt A, Schmid B (2010) Biology, chance or history? The predictable re-assembly of temperate grassland communities. Ecology, 408-421.  Online Article

Petermann J, Müller C, Roscher C, Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Schmid B (2010) Plant species loss affects life-history traits of aphids and their parasitoids. Plos ONE, 5(8), e12053.  Online Article

Petermann J, Müller C, Weisser WW, Weigelt A, Schmid B (2010) Effect of plant species loss on aphid-parasitoid communities. Journal of Animal Ecology, 709-720.  Online Article

Proulx R, Wirth C, Voigt W, Weigelt A, Roscher C, Attinger S, Baade J, Barnard R, Buchmann N,Buscot R, Eisenhauer N, Fischer M, Gleixner G, Halle S, Hildebrandt A, Kowalski E, Kuu Annely, Lange M, Milcu A, Niklaus PA, Oelmann Y, Rosenkranz S, Sabais A, Scherber C, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Scheu S, Schulze E-D, Schumacher J, Schwichtenberg G, Soussana J-F, Temperton VM, Weisser, WW, Wilcke W, Schmid B (2010) Diversity Promotes Temporal Stability across Levels of Ecosystem Organization in Experimental Grasslands. PLoS 5(10): e13382. Online Article

Sauheitl L, Glaser B, Dippold M, Leiber K, Weigelt A (2010) Amino acid fingerprint of a grassland soil reflects changes in plant species richness. Plant Soil, 334:353–363. Online Article

Scherber C, Eisenhauer N, Weisser WW, Schmid B, Voigt W, Schulze E-D, Roscher C, Weigelt A, Allen E, Beßler H, Bonkowski M, Buchmann N, Buscot F, Clement LW, Ebeling A, Engels C, Fischer M, Halle S, Kertscher I, Klein AM, Koller R, König S, Kowalski E, Kummer V, Kuu A, Lange M, Lauterbach D, Middelhoff C, Migunova VD, Milcu A, Müller R, Partsch S, Petermann JS, Renker C, Rottstock T, Sabais A, Scheu S, Schumacher J, Temperton VM, Tscharntke T (2010) Bottom-up effects of plant diversity on biotic interactions in a biodiversity experiment. Nature. doi: 10.1038/nature09492.  Online Article

Weigelt A, Marquard E, Temperton V, Roscher C, Scherber C, Mwangi PN, von Felten S, Buchmann N, Schmid B, Schulze E-D, Weisser WW (2010) The Jena-Experiment: six years of data from a grassland biodiversity experiment. Ecology 91, 929.


Eisenhauer, N; Bessler, H; Engels, C; Gleixner, G.; Habekost, M.; Milcu, A; Partsch, S.; Sabais, ACW; Scherber, C.; Steinbeiss, S.; Weigelt, A; Weisser, W.W.; Scheu, S (2010) Plant diversity effects on soil microorganisms support the singular hypothesis. Ecology, 91 (2) 485-496. Online Article

Eisenhauer N, Milcu A, Sabais ACW, Bessler H, Weigelt A, Engels C, Scheu S (2009) Plant community impacts on the structure of earthworm communities depend on season and change with time, in: Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 41, 2430-2442. Online Article

Hector A, Bell T, Connolly J, Finn J, Fox J, Kirwan L: Loreau M, McLaren J, Schmid B, Weigelt A (2009) Hrsg.: Naeem S, Bunker DE, Hector A, Loreau M, Perrings C: The analysis of biodiversity experiments: from patterns toward mechanism, in: Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning, and Human wellbeing – An Ecological and Economic Perspective. Oxford University Press, New York, 94-104

Marquard E, Weigelt A, Roscher C, Gubsch M, Lipowsky A, Schmid B (2009) Positive biodiversity–productivity relationship due to increased plant density, in: Journal of Ecology, 97, 696-704. Online Article

Marquard E, Weigelt A, Buchmann N, Fischer M, Roscher C, Schulze E-D, Schumacher J, Temperton V, Weisser WW, Schmid B (2009) Plant species richness and functional composition drive overyielding in a 6-year grassland experiment, in: Ecology, 97(4), 696-704. Online Article

Sauheitl L, Glaser B, Weigelt A (2009) Intact amino acid uptake by plants depends on amino acid concentrations in soil, in: Environmental and Experimental Botany, 66, 145-152

Sauheitl L, Glaser B, Weigelt A (2009) Advantage in compound specific stable isotopes measurements over bulk measurements in studies on plant uptake of intact amino acids, in: Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 23, 3333-3342. Online Article

Weigelt A, Weisser WW, Buchmann N, Scherer-Lorenzen M (2009) Biodiversity and multifunctional agriculture: equal productivity in high-diversity low-input and low-diversity high-input grasslands, in: Biogeosciences, 6, 1695-1706. Online Article


Fischer M, Rottstock T, Marquard E, Middelhoff C, Roscher C, Temperton VM, Oelmann Y, Weigelt A, et le consortium de l'expérience de Jena (2008) L'expérience de Iéna démontre les avantages de la diversité végétale pour les prairies agricoles, Fourrages 195: 275-286.

Habekost M, Eisenhauer N, Scheu S, Steinbeiss S, Weigelt A, Gleixner G (2008) Seasonal changes in soil microbial community in a grassland plant diversity gradient four years after establishment. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 40, 2588-2595.Online Article

Weigelt A, Schumacher J, Schmid B (2008) Does biodiversity increase spatial stability in plant communities. Ecology Letters, 11, 338-347.Online Article

Weigelt A, Schumacher J, Walther T, Bartelheimer M, Steinlein T, Beyschlag W (2007) On the hyperbolic competition model - a reply. Journal of Ecology, 95, 601-602.Online Article

Weisser WW, Weigelt A und das Konsortium des Jena-Experimentes (2008) Das Jena-Experiment als Plattform für mechanistische Untersuchungen zum Einfluss der Biodiversität auf Ökosystemprozesse. Rundgespräche der Kommission für Ökologie, 34, 99-110.


Weigelt A, Schumacher J, Walther T, Bartelheimer M, Steinlein T, Beyschlag W (2007) Identifying mechanisms of competition in multi-species communities. Journal of Ecology, 95, 53-64.Online Article


Weigelt A, Bol R, Bardgett R (2005 b) Preferential uptake of soil nitrogen forms by grassland plant species. Oecologia, 142, 627-635.Online Article

Weigelt A, Steinlein T, Beyschlag W (2005 a) Competition among three dune species: the impact of water availability on below-ground processes. Plant Ecology, 176, 57-68.Online Article


Weigelt A, King R, Bol R, Bardgett R (2003) Inter-specific variability in organic nitrogen uptake of three temperate grassland species. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science, 166, 606-611.Online Article

Weigelt, A; Jolliffe, P (2003) Indices of plant competition. Journal of Ecology, 91 (5), 707–720.Online Article


Beyschlag W, Jentsch A, Weigelt A (2002) Ökologische Grundlagenforschung und praktische Naturschutzarbeit in Sandlebensräumen. Konfrontation oder Kooperation? Naturschutz und Landschaftsplanung, 34 (2/3), 82-87.

Weigelt A, Steinlein T, Beyschlag W (2002) Does plant competition rather depend on biomass or species identity? Basic and Applied Ecology, 3, 85-94.Online Article


Weigelt A, Röttgermann M, Steinlein T, Beyschlag W (2000) Influence of water availability on competitive interactions between plant species on sandy soils, Folia Geobotanica, 35, 169-178.

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