Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt

River Ecology and Conservation

The lter-site "Rhine-Main-Observatory"

Publications

Kiesel, J., Gericke, A., Rathjens, H., Wetzig, A., Kakouei, K., Jähnig, S.C. & Fohrer, N. (2019). Climate change impacts on ecologically relevant hydrological indicators in three catchments in three European ecoregions. Ecological Engineering 127: 404 - 416.

Djukic, I., Kepfer-Rojas, S., Kappel Schmidt, I., Steenberg Larsen, K., Beier, C., Berg, B., Verheyen, K. & TeaComposition (incl. Haase, P.) (2018). Early stage litter decomposition across biomes. Stoten 628-629: 1369-1394.

Mirtl, M, Borer, E., Djukic, I., Forsius, M., Haubold, H., Hugo, W., Jourdan, J., Lindenmayer, D., McDowell, W.H., Muraoka, H., Orenstein, D., Pauw, J., Peterseil, J., Shibata, H., Wohner, C., Yu, X.  & Haase, P. (2018). Genesis, goals and schievements of Long-Term Ecological Research at the global scale: A critical review of ILTER and future implications. Stoten 626: 1439-1462.

Haase, P., Tonkin, J.D., Stoll, S., Burkhard, B., Frenzel, M., Geijzendorffer, I.R., Häuser, C., Klotz, S., Kühn, I., McDowell, W.H., Mirtl, M., Müller, F., Musche, M., Penner, J., Zacharias, S. & Schmeller, D.S. (2018): The next generation of site-based long-term ecological monitoring: Linking essential biodiversity variables and ecosystem integrity. Stoten 613-614: 1376-1384.

Jourdan, J., O’Hara, R.B., Bottarin, R., Huttunen, K.-L., Kuemmerlen, M., Monteith, D., Muotka, T., Ozoliņš, D., Paavola, R, Pilotto, F., Springe, G., Skuja, A., Sundermann, A., Tonkin, J.D. & Haase, P. (2018). Effects of changing climate on European stream invertebrate communities: A long-term data analysis. Stoten 613-614: 1185-1195.

Kakouei, K., Kiesel, J., Domisch, S., Irving, K. S., Jähnig, S. C., & Kail, J. (2018). Projected effects of Climate‐change‐induced flow alterations on stream macroinvertebrate abundances. Ecology and Evolution 2018: 1-17.

Bowler, D., Hof, C., Haase, P., Kröncke, I., Schweiger, O., Adrian, R., Baert, L, Bauer, H.-G., Blick, T., Brooker, R., Dekoninck, W., Domisch, S., Eckmann, R., Hendrickx, F., Hickler, T., Klotz, S., Kraberg, A., Kühn, I., Matesanz, S., Meschede, A., Neumann, H., O’Hara, B., Russell, D., Sell, A., Sonnewald, M., Stoll, S., Sundermann, A., Tackenberg, O., Türkay, M., Valladares, F., van Herk, K., van Klink, R., Vermeulen, R., Voigtländer, K., Wagner, R., Welk, E., Wiemers, M., Wiltshire, K. & Böhning-Gaese, K. (2017). Cross-realm assessment of climate change impacts on species’ abundance trends. Nature Ecology and Evolution 1: article 0067.

Geijzendorffer, I.R., Regan, E., Pereira, H., Brutons, L., Brummitt, N., Gavish, Y., Haase, P., Martin, C.S., Mihoub, J.-B., Secades, C., Schmeller, D.S., Stoll, S., Wetzel, F.T. & Walters, M. (2016). Bridging the gap between biodiversity data and policy reporting needs: An Essential Biodiversity Variables perspective. Journal of Applied Ecology 53:1341-1350.

Haase, P., M. Frenzel, S. Klotz, M. Musche & S. Stoll (in press) The Long-term Ecological Research (LTER) network: Relevance, current status, future perspective and examples from marine, freshwater and terrestrial long-term observation. Ecological Indicators.

Müller, F, Bergmann, M., Dannowski, R., Dippner, J.W., Gnauck, A., Haase, P., Jochimsen, M.C., Kasprzak, P., Kröncke, I., Kümmerlin, R., Küster, M., Lischeid, G., Meesenburg, H., Merz, C., Millat, G., Müller, J., Padisák, J., Schimming, C.G. , Schubert, H., Schult, M., Selmeczy, G., Shatwell, T., Stoll, S., Schwabe, M., Soltwedel, T. & Straile, D. (in press). Assessing resilience in long-term ecological data sets. Ecological Indicators.

Tonkin, J.D., Stoll, S., Jähnig, S.C. & Haase, P.  (2016). Elements of metacommunity structure of river and riparian assemblages: Communities, taxonomic groups and deconstructed trait groups. Ecological Complexity 25: 35-43.

Tonkin, J.D., Stoll, S., Jähnig, S.C. & Haase, P. (in press). Anthropogenic land-use stress alters community concordance at the river-riparian interface. Ecological Indicators.

Tonkin, J.D., Stoll, S., Jähnig, S.C. & Haase, P. (in press). Contrasting metacommunity structure and beta diversity in an aquatic-floodplain system. Oikos. DOI: 10.1111/oik.02717.

Geijzendorffer, I.R., Regan, E., Pereira, H., Brutons, L., Brummitt, N., Gavish, Y., Haase, P., Martin, C.S., Mihoub, J.-B., Secades, C., Schmeller, D.S., Stoll, S., Wetzel, F.T. & Walters, M. (2015). Bridging the gap between biodiversity data and policy reporting needs: An Essential Biodiversity Variables perspective. Journal of Applied Ecology. _mce_Online early: doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12417.

Kuemmerlen M., Stoll, S., Sundermann, A. & Haase, P. (2015). Predicting stream macroinvertebrate distributions in the LTER-site Rhine-Main-Observatory: Long-term monitoring data meets high-resolution, catchment-based SDMs. Ecological Indicators. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.08.008.

Stoll, S., Frenzel, M., Burkhard, B., Adamescu, M., Augustaitis, A., Baeßler, C., Bonet, F.J., Cazacu, C., Cosor, G.L., Díaz-Delgado, R., Carranza, M.L., Grandin, U., Haase, P., Hämäläinen, H., Loke, R., Müller, J., Stanisci, A., Staszewski, T. & Müller, F. (2015). Assessment of spatial ecosystem integrity and service gradients across Europe using the LTER Europe network. Ecological Modelling 295: 75–87.

Frosch, C., Kraus, R.H.S., Angst, C., Allgöwer, R., Michaux, J., Teubner, J. & Nowak, C. (2014). The genetic legacy of multiple beaver reintroductions in Central Europe. PLoS ONE 9(5): e97619.

Nowak, C., Büntjen, M., Steyer, K., Frosch, C. (2014). Testing mitochondrial markers for noninvasive genetic species identification in European mammals. Conservation Genetics Resources, 6(1): 41-44.

Kappes, H., Stoll, S. & Haase, P. (2012). Differences in field behavior between native gastropods and the fastspreading invader Arion lusitanicus auct. non Mabille. Belgian Journal of Zoology 142: 49-58.


 

Theses

During the past years, several studies have been conducted within the Rhine-Main-Observatory for a variety of different taxonomic groups, amongst others including:

  • Riparian plants
  • Carabid beetles
  • Epigeic spiders
  • Snails
  • Macroinvertebrates
  • Fungi

Further research focused on eco-hydrological modeling and evaluating the relationship of ecological quality and stream morphology.

Master theses (selection):

  • Biljana Ciganović (2013): Biodiversity patterns during a two-year period in the Kinzig River watershed
  • Jonas Benedict Werdecker (2014): Vielfalt und Ökosystemsleistungen von Pilzen in der Bulau, Hessen
  • Julian Meurer (2012): Modeling the Impact of Climate Change on Hydrology and Sediment Balance in a Low Mountain Range River Basin
  • Philippa Maria Breyer (2012): Skalenabhängiger Einfluss der Gewässerstrukturgüte auf die ökologische Qualität des Makrozoobenthos- Hinweise für die Renaturierungspraxis

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