Landscape Ecology

Junior Group – Plant allocation patterns

Publications - submitted

  • Minden V, olde Venterink H (submitted) Plant traits and species interactions along gradients of N, P and K availabilities
  • Kleyer M, Trinogga J, Cebrián-Piqueras M, Trenkamp A, Fløjgaard C, Ejrnæs R, Bouma TC, Minden V, Maier M, Mantilla-Contreras J, Albach DC, Blasius (submitted) Trait correlation network analysis identifies stem traits as hub traits in herbaceous perennial plants
  • Pufal G, Memmert J, Leonhardt SD, Minden V (submitted) Antibiotics in soil have indirect negative effects on higher trophic levels
  • Milla R, Bastida JM, Turcotte MM, Jones G, Violle C, Osborne CO, Chacón-Labella J, Sosinski Jr. EE, Kattge J, Laughlin DC, Forey E, Minden V, Cornelissen JHC, Aimaud B, Kramer K, Boenisch G, He T, Pillar VD, Byun C (submitted) The phenotypic space of crop plants and domesticated mammals
  • Ladouceur E, Jiménez-Alfaro B, Bruelheide H, Klimešová J, Iannetta P, Tudela-Isanta M, Mondoni A, Poschlod P, Amiaud B, Burrascano S, Cerabolini B, Cornelissen H, Craine J, Louault F, Minden V, Öllerer K, Onipchenko V, Soudzilovskaia N, Bonomi C (submitted) The regeneration niche and the trait spectrum of European temperate grasslands
  • Zeeman BJ, Minden V, Morgan JW (submitted) Non-native plant cover and functional trait composition of urban temperate grasslands in relation to local- and landscape-scale road density
  • Craven D, Eisenhauer N, Pearse WD, Hautier Y, Roscher C, Isbell F, Connolly J, Ebeling A, Griffin J, Hines J, Jentsch A, Lemoine N, Meyer ST, van Ruijven J, Smith M, Beierkuhnlein C, Boenisch G, Hector A, Kattge J, Kreyling J, Lanta V, de Luca E, Polley HW, Reich PB, Tilman D, Weigelt A, Wilsey B, Catford JA, Craine J, Schamp B, Bahn M, Byun C, Minden V, Cornelissen JHC, Manning P (submitted) Multiple facets of biodiversity drive the diversity-stability relationship
  • Kaluza BF, Wallace HM,  Heard TA, Minden V, Klein AM, Leonhardt SD (submitted) Bees are fitter in more biodiverse environments
  • Minden V, Schnetger B, Pufal G, Leonhardt SD (submitted) Antibiotic-induced effects on scaling relationships and on plant element concentrations in herbs and grasses
  • Flores-Moreno H, Fazayeli F, Banerjee A, Datta A,  Kattge J, Butler E, Atkin O, Wythers K, Chen M, Anand M, Bahn M, Burrascano S, Byun C, Cornelissen J, Craine J, Gonzalez-Melo A, Hattingh W, Jansen S, Kraft N, Kramer K, Laughlin D, Minden V, Niinemets Ü, Onipchenko V, Peñuelas J, Soudzilovskaia N, Reich P (submitted) Robustness of trait connections between multiple plant organs across environmental gradients and growth forms
  • Shiklomanov AN, Cowdery EM, Bahn M, Burrascano S, Byun C, Craine J, Gonzalez-Melo A, Gutierrez AG, Jansen S, Kraft N, Kramer K, Minden V, Niinemets Ü, Onoda Y, Pladevall C, Sosinski E, Soudzilovskaia N, Dietze MC (submitted) Scaling and breaking the leaf economic spectrum: Leaf trait relationships diverge across plant functional types

Publications - in press/published


  • Butler EE, Datta A, Flores-Moreno H, Chen M, Wythers KR, Fazayeli F, Banerjee A, Atkin OK, Kattge J, Amiaud B, Blonder B, Boenisch G, Bond-Lamberty B, Brown KA, Byun C, Campetella G, Cerabolini BEL, Cornelissen JHC, Craine JM, Craven D, de Vries FT, Diaz S, Domingues TF, Forey E, Gonzalez A, Gross N, Han W, Hattingh WN, Hickler T, Jansen S, Kramer K, Kraft NJB, Kurokawa H, Laughlin DC, Meir P, Minden V, Niinemets Ü, Onoda Y, Penuelas J, Read Q, Valladares F, Sack L, Schamp B, Soudzilovskaia NA, Spasojevic MJ, Sosinski EE, Thornton PE, van Bodegom PM, Williams M, Wirth C, Reich PB (early online) Mapping local and global variability in plant trait distributions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. DOI 10.1073/pnas.178984114 [available online]
  • 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 [available online]
  • Minden V, Deloy A, Volkert AM, Leonhardt SD, Pufal G (2017) Antibiotics impact plant traits, even at small concentrations. Annals of Botany Plants 9:1-19. DOI 10.1093/aobpla/plx010 [available online]
  • Cebrián Piqueras MA, Trinogga J, Grande C, Minden V, Maier M, Kleyer M (2017) Interactions between ecosystem properties and land use resolve trade-offs between agricultural production and species conservation in coastal lowlands. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management 13: 53-66. DOI 10.1080/21513732.2017.1289245 [pdf]


  • Minden V, Scherber C, Cebrián Piqueras MA, Trinogga J, Trenkamp A, Mantilla-Contreras J, Kleyer M (2016) Consistent drivers of plant biodiversity across managed ecosystems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371: 20150284. DOI 10.1098/rstb.2015.0284 [available online]
  • Lewandowska A, Biermann A, Borer ET, Cebrían-Piqueras M, Declerck SAJ, De Meester L, Van Donk E, Gamfeldt L, Gruner DS, Hagenah N, Harpole WS, Kirkman KP, 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, Seabloom EW, Sommer U, Striebel M, Trenkamp A, Trinogga J, Urabe J, Vyverman W, Van de Waal DB, Wissicombe CE, Hillebrand H  (2016) The importance of stoichiometry for biodiversity-functioning relationship – a synthesis across ecosystems. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371: 20150283; DOI: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0283 [available online]
  • Minden V, Gorschlüter J (2016) Comparison of native and non-native Impatiens species across experimental light and nutrient gradients. Plant Ecology and Evolution 149: 59-72; DOI: 10.5091/plecevo.2016.1118 [link]


  • Minden V, Kleyer M (2015) Ecosystem multifunctionality of coastal salt marshes is determined by key plant traits. Journal of Vegetation Science 26: 651-662; DOI: 10.1111/jvs.12276
  • Kleyer M, Minden V (2015) Why functional ecology should consider all plant organs: an allocation-based perspective. Basic and Applied Ecology 16:1-9; DOI 10.1016/j.baae.2014.11.002


  • Kleyer M, Balke T, Minden V, Peppler-Lisbach C, Schoenmakers S, Spalke J,  Timmermann H (2014) Mellum: A highly dynamic landscape, though not for plants. In: Hellwig, U., Stock, M. (Eds.) Dynamic Islands in the Wadden Sea. Wadden Sea Ecosystem 33, pp. 29-44 [pdf]
  • Minden V, Kleyer M (2014) Internal and external regulation of plant organ stoichiometry. Plant Biology 16:897-907; DOI 10.1111/plb.12155 [pdf]


  • Minden V, Andratschke S, Spalke J, Timmermann H, Kleyer M (2012) Plant-trait environment relationships in salt marshes: deviations from predictions by ecological concepts. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 14:183-192; DOI 10.1016/j.ppes.2012.01.002 [pdf]


  • Minden V, Kleyer M (2011) Testing the effect-response framework: key response and effect traits determining aboveground biomass of salt marshes. Journal of Vegetation Science 22:387-401; DOI 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01272.x [pdf]


  • Minden V, Hennenberg K, Porembski S, Boehmer HJ (2010) Invasion and management of alien Hedychium gardnerianum (kahili ginger, Zingiberaceae) alter plant species composition of a montane rainforest on the island of Hawai’i. Plant Ecology 206:321-333; DOI 10.1007/s11258-009-9645-9 [pdf]
  • Minden V, Jacobi JD, Porembski S, Boehmer HJ (2010) Effects of invasive alien kahili ginger (Hedychium gardnerianum) on native plant species regeneration in a Hawaiian rainforest. Applied Vegetation Science 13:5-14; DOI 10.1111/j.1654-109X.2009.01056.x [pdf]


  • Hennenberg K.J., Goetze D., Minden V., Traore D, Porembski S. (2005) Size-class distribution of Anogeissus leiocarpus (Combretaceae) along forest-savanna ecotones in northern Ivory Coast. Journal of Tropical Ecology 21: 273-281 [pdf]


Minden V (2010) Functional traits of salt marsh plants: responses of morphology- and elemental based traits to environmental constraints, trait-trait relationships and effects on ecosystem properties, PhD thesis, Oldenburg, Germany [link]

Minden V (2005) The effects of the invasion of Hedychium gardnerianum Ker.-Gaw. (Zingiberaceae) on the regeneration dynamics of a montane rainforest on the Island of Hawai’i, Diploma thesis, Universtiy of Rostock, Germany in cooperation with University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Hawai'i, USA

in peridocals:

Minden V. (2011) Kahili-Ingwer - Eine Zierpflanze verdrängt den Regenwald. Geographische Rundschau 3:42-47