Persönlicher Status und Werkzeuge

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Alumni

Postdoc in the “Arthropods” project and head of the arthropod survey in the Biodiversity Exploratories from 2008-2016.

Blüthgen, N., N. K. Simons, K. Jung, D. Prati, S. C. Renner, S. Boch, M. Fischer, N. Hölzel, V. H. Klaus, T. Kleinebecker, M. Tschapka, W. W. Weisser and M. M. Gossner. 2016. Land use imperils plant and animal community stability through changes in asynchrony rather than diversity. Nature Communications 7:10697 DOI:10.1038/ncomms10697. PDF

Gossner, M. M., B. Wende, S. Levick, P. Schall, A. Floren, K. E. Linsenmair, I. Steffan-Dewenter, E.-D. Schulze and W. W. Weisser. 2016. Deadwood enrichment in European forests – Which tree species should be used to promote saproxylic beetle diversity? Biological Conservation 201:92-102. PDF

Gossner, M. M., C. R. Fonseca, E. Pašalic, M. Türke, M. Lange, and W. W. Weisser. 2014. Limitations to the use of arthropods as temperate forests indicators. Biodiversity and Conservation 23:945–962. PDF


Professor of Animal Ecology, University of Würzburg.
University of Würzburg and National Park Bavarian Forest.
Associated group member 2011-2016

Müller, J. and W. W. Weisser. 2016. Forest conservation is not possible without National Parks, a reply to Schulze & Ammer (in German: Waldnaturschutz ist ohne Schutzgebiete nicht möglich). Biologie in unserer Zeit.

Müller, J., B. Wende, C. Strobl, M. Eugster, I. Gallenberger, A. Floren, I. Steffan-Dewenter, K. E. Linsenmair, W. W. Weisser and M. M. Gossner. 2015. Forest management and regional tree composition drive the host preference of saproxylic beetle communities. Journal of Applied Ecology 52:753-762. PDF

Gossner, M. M., T. Lachat, J. Brunet, G. Isacsson, C. Bouget, H. Brustel, R. Brandl, W. W. Weisser, and J. Müller. 2013. Current Near-to-Nature Forest Management Effects on Functional Trait Composition of Saproxylic Beetles in Beech Forests. Conservation Biology 27:605-614. PDF


iDiv, University of Leipzig, Germany

Postdoc, Emmy-Noether Fellow 2012, Technische Universität München, Germany

Ebeling, A., S. Pompe, J. Baade, N. Eisenhauer, H. Hillebrand, R. Proulx, C. Roscher, B. Schmid, C. Wirth, and W. W. Weisser. 2014. A trait-based experimental approach to understand the mechanisms underlying biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships. Basic and Applied Ecology 15:229-240.

Steinauer, K., D. Tilman, P. D. Wragg, S. Cesarz, J. M. Cowles, K. Pritsch, P. B. Reich, W. W. Weisser, and N. Eisenhauer. 2014. Plant diversity promotes soil microbial functions irrespective of warming diversity effects on soil microbial functions and enzymes are stronger than warming in a grassland experiment. Ecology, in press.


Scientific Coordinator, Jena Experiment, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Ph.D.-student 2006-2008 (co-supervised with Prof. Teja Tscharntke, University of Göttingen, Prof. Alexandra-Maria Klein, University of Freiburg (then Göttingen))

Ebeling, A., S. Pompe, J. Baade, N. Eisenhauer, H. Hillebrand, R. Proulx, C. Roscher, B. Schmid, C. Wirth, and W. W. Weisser. 2014. A trait-based experimental approach to understand the mechanisms underlying biodiversity–ecosystem functioning relationships. Basic and Applied Ecology 15:229-240.

Ebeling, A., A. M. Klein, J. Schumacher, W. W. Weisser, and T. Tscharntke. 2008. How does plant richness affect pollinator richness and temporal stability of flower visits? Oikos 117:1808-1815. PDF


Group leader, Max-Planck-Institute of Chemical Ecology

Ph.D.-student 2002-2006 Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

Unsicker, S. B., A. Franzke, J. Specht, G. Kohler, J. Linz, C. Renker, C. Stein, and W. W. Weisser. 2010. Plant species richness in montane grasslands affects the fitness of a generalist grasshopper species. Ecology 91:1083-1091. PDF

Unsicker, S. B., A. Oswald, G. Köhler, and W. W. Weisser. 2008. Complementary effects through diatary mixing enhance the performance of a generalist herbivore. Oecologia 156:313-324. PDF


University of Münster

Ph.D.-student 2002-2006 Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany

Scherber, C., A. Milcu, S. Partsch, S. Scheu, and W. W. Weisser. 2006. The effects of plant diversity and insect herbivory on performance of individual plant species in experimental grassland. Journal of Ecology 94:922-931. PDF

Scherber, C., P. N. Mwangi, V. M. Temperton, C. Roscher, J. Schumacher, B. Schmid, and W. W. Weisser. 2006. Effects of plant diversity on invertebrate herbivory in experimental grassland. Oecologia 147:489-500. PDF


Emeritus

Senior research fellow 2006-2011

Loxdale, H. D., G. Schöfl, K. R. Wiesner, F. N. Nyabuga, D. G. Heckel, and W. W. Weisser. 2011. Stay at home aphids: comparative spatial and seasonal metapopulation structure and dynamics of two specialist tansy aphid species studied using microsatellite markers. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 104:838-865. PDF

Nyabuga, F. N., H. D. Loxdale, D. G. Heckel, and W. W. Weisser. 2011. Temporal genetic structuring of a specialist parasitoid, Lysiphlebus hirticornis Mackauer (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) attacking a specialist aphid on tansy. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 102:737-749. PDF


University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Undergraduate research student 1998-1999 at the University of Basel, Switzerland

Flatt, T. and W. W. Weisser. 2000. The effects of mutualistic ants on aphid life history traits. Ecology 81:3522-3529. PDF


Group leader, Institute of Biology Valrose (iBV), CNRS, Nice, France

Undergraduate research student 1996-1999 at the University of Basel, Switzerland

Weisser, W. W., C. Braendle, and N. Minoretti. 1999. Predator-induced morphological shift in the pea aphid. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences 266:1175-1181. PDF

Braendle, C. and W. W. Weisser. 2001. Variation in escape behavior of red and green clones of the pea aphid. Journal of Insect Behavior 14:497-509. PDF


Postdoc, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig

Ph.D.-student 2007-2011, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena and Postdoc 2011-2014 Technische Universität München

Türke, M., K. Andreas, M. M. Gossner, E. Kowalski, M. Lange, S. Boch, S. Socher, J. Müller, D. Prati, M. Fischer, R. Meyhöfer, and W. W. Weisser. 2012. Are gastropods, rather than ants, important seed dispersers of myrmecochorous forest herbs? American Naturalist 179:124-131. PDF


Abteilungsleiter Entomologie,  Universität Hamburg Centrum für Naturkunde, Hamburg

Postdoc 2014-2016, Institute of Biology/Zoology, Halle University, Halle
DAAD-Fellow, Postdoc September 2013 - Febraury 2014, Technische Universität München, Freising

Husemann, M., W. Ulrich, and J. Habel. 2014. The evolution of contact calls in isolated and overlapping populations of two white-eye congeners in East Africa (Aves, Zosterops). BMC Evolutionary Biology 14:115. PDF


Assistant Professor, Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Kerman, Iran

Ph.D.-student 2009-2013, Technische Universität München

Mehrparvar, M., S. M. Mansouri, and W. W. Weisser. 2014. Mechanisms of species-sorting: effect of habitat occupancy on aphids' host plant selection. Ecological Entomology 39:281-289. PDF

Mehrparvar, M., S. E. Zytynska, and W. W. Weisser. 2013. Multiple cues for winged morph production in an aphid metacommunity. PLoS One 8:e58323. PDF


Postdoc, Department of Plant Protection Biology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Alnarp, Sweden

Ph.D.-student 2006-2010, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Hatano, E., G. Kunert, and W. W. Weisser. 2010. Aphid Wing Induction and Ecological Costs of Alarm Pheromone Emission under Field Conditions. PLoS One 5:e11188. PDF

Hatano, E., G. Kunert, J. P. Michaud, and W. W. Weisser. 2008. Chemical cues mediating aphid location by natural enemies. European Journal of Entomology 105:797-806.


Lecturer, Pwani University, Kenia

Ph.D.-student 2006-2011, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Kigathi, R. N., W. W. Weisser, D. Veit, J. Gershenzon, and S. B. Unsicker. 2013. Plants Suppress Their Emission of Volatiles When Growing with Conspecifics. Journal of Chemical Ecology 39:537-545. PDF

Kigathi, R. N., S. B. Unsicker, M. Reichelt, J. Kesselmeier, J. Gershenzon, and W. W. Weisser. 2009. Emission of Volatile Organic Compounds After Herbivory from Trifolium pratense (L.) Under Laboratory and Field Conditions. Journal of Chemical Ecology 35:1335-1348. PDF


Postdoc, Department of Biology, University of Lund

Ph.D-student 2006-2010, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Nyabuga, F. N., H. D. Loxdale, D. G. Heckel, and W. W. Weisser. 2012. Coevolutionary fine-tuning: evidence for genetic tracking between a specialist wasp parasitoid and its aphid host in a dual metapopulation interaction. Bulletin of Entomological Research 102:149-155. PDF

Nyabuga, F. N., H. D. Loxdale, D. G. Heckel, and W. W. Weisser. 2011. Temporal genetic structuring of a specialist parasitoid, Lysiphlebus hirticornis Mackauer (Hymenoptera: Braconidae) attacking a specialist aphid on tansy. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 102:737-749. PDF


Postdoc, MPI for Biogeochemistry Jena, Germany

Ph.D.-student 2007-2011, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Lange, M., W. W. Weisser, M. M. Gossner, E. Kowalski, M. Türke, F. Joner, and C. Fonseca. 2011. The impact of forest management on litter-dwelling invertebrates: a subtropical–temperate contrast. Biodiversity and Conservation 20:2133-2147. PDF


Research Lab Coordinator, Leibnitz Institute for Molecular Pharmacology

Ph.D.-student 2007-2013, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Nitschke, N., K. Wiesner, I. Hilke, N. Eisenhauer, Y. Oelmann, and W. W. Weisser. 2014. Increase of fast nutrient cycling in grassland microcosms through insect herbivory depends on plant functional composition and species diversity. Oikos DOI:10.1111/oik.01476 PDF


Assistant to Vice-Rector for Research, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Ph.D-student 2006-2012, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Specht, J., C. Scherber, S. B. Unsicker, G. Koehler, and W. W. Weisser. 2008. Diversity and beyond: plant functional identity determines herbivore performance. Journal of Animal Ecology 77:1047-1055. PDF


Dr. Lars Clement

Teacher

Ph.D.-student 2006-2011, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

Geiger, F., J. Bengtsson, F. Berendse, W. W. Weisser, M. Emmerson, M. B. Morales, P. Ceryngier, J. Liira, T. Tscharntke, C. Winqvist, S. Eggers, R. Bommarco, T. Part, V. Bretagnolle, M. Plantegenest, L. W. Clement, C. Dennis, C. Palmer, J. J. Onate, I. Guerrero, V. Hawro, T. Aavik, C. Thies, A. Flohre, S. Hanke, C. Fischer, P. W. Goedhart, and P. Inchausti. 2010. Persistent negative effects of pesticides on biodiversity and biological control potential on European farmland. Basic and Applied Ecology 11:97-105. PDF


Further alumni

Name Former status
Ayvazyan, Anna Ph.D.-student
Creutzburg, Sylvia Technical support
Eismann, Steffen Gardener
Engel, Jan, Dr. Jena Experiment
Frei, Maximilian Technical support
Gallenberger, Iris Ph.D.-student
Gockel, Sonja Coordinator
Guderle, Marcus, Dr. Data manager, Jena Experiment
Haider, Sylvia, Dr. Scientist
Hengelhaupt, Silke Gardener
Joachim, Christoph Ph.D.-student
Klama, Anne Master students
Koch, Christiane Scientist
Köber, Ute Gardener
Kratzsch, Gerlinde Technical support
Kunze, Katja Gardener
Leber, Norbert Technical support
Mahdavi, Nafiseh Ph.D.-student
Massonnet, Blandine Ph.D.-student
Minoretti, Nicole Master Student
Miesl, Michael Technical support
Paetsch, Holger Technical support
Pasalic, Esther Ph.D.-student
Pompe, Sven, Dr. Consultant, Jena Experiment
Reichholf, Josef, Prof. em. Dr. Professor Emeritus
Scheffler, Heike Gardener
Schelle, Rupert ANIMAL-AIDED DESIGN
Schöning, Ingo, Dr. Scientist
Seiffert, Verena Technical support
Steinauer, Katja Master students
Trepl, Ludwig, Prof. Dr. Professor Emeritus
Velásquez, Francisco Ph.D.-student
Vicenzotti, Vera, Dr. Scientist
Vogel, Anja Ph.D.-student
Wiesner, Kerstin, Dr. Coordinator, Biodiversity Exploratories
Wolf, Ilka Technical support