Landscape Ecology

Junior Group – Plant allocation patterns

Publications - submitted

  • Bruelheide H, Dengler J, Jimenez-Alfaro B, Purschke O,…Minden V,…Wiser S, Wohlgemuth T, Yamalov S, Zizka G, Zverev A (submitted) sPlot – a new tool for global vegetation analyses
  • Schoutens K, Heuner M, Minden V, Schulte Ostermann T, Silinski A, Belliard J-P, Temmermann S (submitted) How effective are tidal marshes as nature-based shoreline protection throughout seasons?
  • Joswig JS, Wirth C, Reu B, Kattge J, Richter R, Sippel SD, Rüger N, Wright I, Cornelissen JHC, Diaz S, Kramer K, Lens F, Niinemets Ü, Reich P, Reichstein M, Römermann C, van Bodegom P, Anand M, Bahnn M, Byun C, Campetella G, Cerabolini BEL, Craine JM, Gonzalez-Melo A, Gutierrez AG, Hattingh WN, He T, Higuchi P, Jactel H, Kraft N, Minden V, Onipchenko V, Peñuelas J, Pillar V, Schrodt F, Sosinsky E, Soudzilovskaia NA, Mahecha MD (submitted) Climatic and soil factors explain the two-dimensional spectrum of global plant trait variation
  • 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 B (submitted) Trait correlation network analysis identifies biomass allocation traits and stem specific length as hub traits in herbaceous perennial plants
  • Pufal G, Memmert J, Leonhardt SD, Minden V (submitted) Negative bottom-up effects of sulfadiazine in soil substitute on plants and 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) Phylogenetic patterns and phenotypic profiles of the species of plants and mammals farmed for food
  • 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
  • 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) Social bees are fitter in more biodiverse environments
  • 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 A, Cowdery E, Bahn M, Byun C, Craine J, Gonzalez-Melo A, Jansen, S, Kraft N, Kramer K, Minden V, Niinemets Ü, Onoda Y, Sosinski Enio, Soudzilovskaia N, Dietze M (submitted) Does the leaf economic spectrum hold within plant functional types? A Bayesian multivariate trait meta-analysis

Publications - in press/published


  • Minden V, Schnetger B, Pufal G, Leonhardt SD (2018) Antibiotic-induced effects on scaling relationships and on plant element contents in herbs and grasses. Ecology and Evolution. [available online]
  • Zeeman BJ, Minden V, Morgan JW (2018) Non-native plant cover and functional trait composition of urban temperate grasslands in relation to local- and landscape-scale road density. Biological Invasions. [available online]


  • 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 (2017) Mapping local and global variability in plant trait distributions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114: E10937-E10946. [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. [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. [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. [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: [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. [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.
  • Kleyer M, Minden V (2015) Why functional ecology should consider all plant organs: an allocation-based perspective. Basic and Applied Ecology 16:1-9.


  • 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. [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. [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. [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. [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. [pdf]


  • Hennenberg KJ, 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