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Selected Publications

Sapp, M., Tyborsky, N., Linstädter, A., López-Sánchez, A., Mansfeldt, T., Waldhoff, G., Bareth, G., Bonkowski, M., Rose, L.E. (in prep.) Signatures of site specific distribution of oak rhizosphere associated oomycetes revealed by cytochrome c oxidase subunit II metabarcoding. Journal of Molecular Ecology.

Pfeiffer, M., Langan, L., Linstädter, A., Martens, C., Gaillard, C., Ruppert, J., Higgins, S., Mudongo, E. and Scheiter, S. (2019). Grazing and aridity reduce perennial grass abundance in semi-arid rangelands – Insights from a trait-based dynamic vegetation model. Ecological Modelling, 395, pp. 11-22. Available at: URL.

Gaitán, J.J., Maestre, F.T., Bran, D.E., Buono, G.G., Dougill A.J., García Martínez, G., Ferrante, D., Guuroh, R.T., Linstädter A., Massara, V., Thomas, A.D., Oliva, G.E. (2019). Biotic and Abiotic Drivers of Topsoil Organic Carbon Concentration in Drylands Have Similar Effects at Regional and Global Scales. Ecosystems. Available at: URL.

Berger, S., Bliefernicht, J., Linstädter, A., Čanak, K., Guug, S., Heinzeller, D., Hingerl, L., Mauder, M., Neidl, F., Quansah, E., Salack, S., Steinbrecher, R. and Kunstmann, H. (2019). The impact of rain events on CO2 emissions from contrasting land use systems in semi-arid West African savannas. Science of the Total Environment, 647, pp. 1478-1489. Available at: URL.

Takou, M., Wieters, B., Kopriva, S., Coupland, G., Linstädter, A., De Meaux, J. (2018) Linking genes with ecological strategies in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Experimental Botany 70, 1141-1151. Available at: URL.

Ferner, J., Schmidtlein, S., Guuroh, R., Lopatin, J. and Linstädter, A. (2018). Disentangling effects of climate and land-use change on West African drylands’ forage supply. Global Environmental Change, 53, pp. 24-38. Available at: URL.

Halbritter, A.H., Boeck, H.J.D., Eycott, A.E., Robinson, D., Vicca, S., Berauer, B., Tai Christiansen, C., Estiarte, M., Grünzweig, J.M., Gya, R., Hansen, K., Jentsch, A., Lee, H., Lindner, S., Marshall, J., Peñuelas, J., Kappel Schmidt, I., Reinsch, S., Wilfahrt, P., ClimMani*WorkingGroup, Vandvik, V. (2018) Handbook for standardized field measurements in terrestrial global-change experiments Methods in Ecology & Evolution submitted Sept 2018. Available at: URL.
* as part of ClimMani Working Group, A. Linstädter authored the following protocols:
(i) Reinsch, S., Linstädter, A., Beil, I., Berauer, B., Kröel-Dulay, G., Stuart-Haentjens, E., Schmidt, I.K., Protocol 2.1.1 Aboveground plant biomass.
(ii) Linstädter, A., Töpper, J., Protocol 4.3 Plant demography.

Durán, J., Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Dougill, A., Guuroh, R., Linstädter, A., Thomas, A. and Maestre, F. (2018). Temperature and aridity regulate spatial variability of soil multifunctionality in drylands across the globe. Ecology, 99(5), pp. 1184-1193. Available at: URL.

Guuroh, R., Ruppert, J., Ferner, J., Čanak, K., Schmidtlein, S. and Linstädter, A. (2018). Drivers of forage provision and erosion control in West African savannas - A macroecological perspective. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 251, pp. 257-267. Available at: URL.

Ochoa-Hueso, R., Eldridge, D., Delgado-Baquerizo, M., Soliveres, S., Bowker, M., Gross, N., Bagousse-Pinguet, Y., Quero, J., García-Gómez, M., Valencia, E., Arredondo, T., Beinticinco, L., Bran, D., Cea, A., Coaguila, D., Dougill, A., Espinosa, C., Gaitán, J., Guuroh, R., Guzman, E., Gutiérrez, J., Hernández, R., Huber-Sannwald, E., Jeffries, T., Linstädter, A., Mau, R., Monerris, J., Prina, A., Pucheta, E., Stavi, I., Thomas, A., Zaady, E., Singh, B. and Maestre, F. (2018). Soil fungal abundance and plant functional traits drive fertile island formation in global drylands. Journal of Ecology, 106, pp. 242–253. Available at: URL.

Naah, J., Guuroh, R. and Linstädter, A. (2017). Corrigendum to “Factors influencing local ecological knowledge of forage resources: Ethnobotanical evidence from West Africa's savannas” [J. Environ. Manag., 188 (1 March 2017) 297–307]. Journal of Environmental Management, 203(Part 1), pp. 617. Available at: URL.

Naah, J., and Guuroh, R. (2017). Factors influencing local ecological knowledge of forage resources: Ethnobotanical evidence from West Africa's savannas. Journal of Environmental Management, 188, pp. 297-307. Available at: URL.

Martin, R., Linstädter, A., Frank, K. and Müller, B. (2016). Livelihood security in face of drought – Assessing the vulnerability of pastoral households. Environmental Modelling & Software, 75, pp. 414–423. Available at: URL.

Linstädter, A., Bora, Z., Tolera, A. and Angassa, A. (2016). Are trees of intermediate density more facilitative? Canopy effects of four East African legume trees. Applied Vegetation Science, 19, pp. 291-303. Available at: URL.

Oomen, R., Linstädter, A., Ruppert, J., Brüser, K., Schellberg, J. and Ewert, F. (2016). Effect of management on rangeland phytomass, cover and condition in two biomes in South Africa. African Journal of Range & Forage Science, 33(3), pp. 185-198. Available at: URL, URL.

Ferner, J., Linstädter, A., Südekum, K. and Schmidtlein, S. (2015). Spectral indicators of forage quality in West Africa's tropical savannas. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 41(September), pp. 99-106. Available at: URL.

Ruppert, J., Harmoney, K., Henkin, Z., Snyman, H., Sternberg, M., Willms, W. and Linstädter, A. (2015). Quantifying drylands’ drought resistance and recovery: The importance of drought intensity, dominant life history and grazing regime. Global Change Biology, 21, pp. 258–1270. Available at: URL.

Müller, B., Schulze, J., Kreuer, D., Linstädter, A. and Frank, K. (2015). How to avoid unsustainable side effects of managing climate risk in drylands – The supplementary feeding controversy. Agricultural Systems, 139, pp. 153–165. Available at: URL.

Zimmermann, J., Higgins, S., Grimm, V., Hoffmann, J. and Linstädter, A. (2015). Local density effects on individual production are dynamic: Insights from natural stands of a perennial savanna grass. Oecologia, 178(4), pp. 1125-1135. Available at: URL.

Ruppert, J. and Linstädter, A. (2014). Convergence between ANPP estimation methods in grasslands – A practical solution to the comparability dilemma. Ecological Indicators, 36, pp. 524-531. Available at: URL.

Linstädter, A., Schellberg, J., Brüser, K., Oomen, R., Du Preez, C., Ruppert, J. and Ewert, F. (2014). Are there consistent grazing indicators in drylands? Testing plant functional types of various complexity in South Africa’s grassland and savanna biomes. PLOS ONE, 9(8), pp. e104672. Available at: URL.

Moreno García, C., Schellberg, J., Ewert, F., Brüser, K., Canales-Prati, P., Linstädter, A., Oomen, R., Ruppert, J. and Perelman, S. (2014). Response of community-aggregated plant functional traits along grazing gradients: Insights from African semi-arid grasslands. Applied Vegetation Science, 17(3), pp. 470-481. Available at: URL.

Brüser, K., Feilhauer, H., Linstädter, A., Schellberg, J., Oomen, R., Ruppert, J. and Ewert, F. (2014). Discrimination and characterization of management systems in semi-arid rangelands of South Africa using RapidEye time series. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 35(5), pp. 1653-1673. Available at: URL.

Martin, R., Müller, B., Linstädter, A. and Frank, K. (2014). How much climate change can pastoral livelihoods tolerate? Modelling rangeland use and evaluating risk. Global Environmental Change, 24, pp. 183-192. Available at: URL.

Linstädter, A. and Baumann, G. (2013). Abiotic and biotic recovery pathways of arid rangelands: Lessons from the High Atlas Mountains, Morocco. CATENA, 103, pp. 3-15. Available at: URL.

Linstädter, A., Kemmerling, B., Baumann, G. and Kirscht, H. (2013). The importance of being reliable – Local ecological knowledge and management of forage plants in a dryland pastoral system (Morocco). Journal of Arid Environments, 95(8), pp. 30-40. Available at: URL.

Angassa, A., Sheleme, B., Oba, G., Treydte, A., Linstädter, A. and Sauerborn, J. (2012). Savanna land use and its effect on soil characteristics in southern Ethiopia. Journal of Arid Environments, 81, pp. 67-76. Available at: URL.

Ruppert, J., Holm, A., Miehe, S., Muldavin, E., Snyman, H., Wesche, K. and Linstädter, A. (2012). Meta-analysis of rain-use efficiency confirms indicative value for degradation and supports non-linear response along precipitation gradients in drylands. Journal of Vegetation Science, 23, pp. 1035-1050. Available at: URL.

Kuckertz, P., Ullrich, O., Linstädter, A. and Speckenmeyer, E. (2011). Agent-based modeling and simulation of a pastoral-nomadic land use system. Simulation Notes Europe, 21 (3-4), pp. 147-152. Available at: URL.

Rössler, M., Kirscht, H., Rademacher, C., Platt, S., Kemmerling, B. and Linstädter, A. (2010), "Migration and resource management in the Drâa Valley, Southern Morocco" in: P. Speth, B. Diekkrüger and M. Christoph, eds, Impacts of Global Change on the Hydrological Cycle in West and Northwest Africa. Berlin: Springer, 634-646.

Linstädter, A., Baumann, G., Born, K., Diekkrüger, B., Fritzsche, P., Kirscht, H. and Klose, A. (2010), "Land use and land cover in Southern Morocco: Managing unpredictable resources and extreme events" in: P. Speth, M. Christoph and B. Diekkrüger, eds, Impacts of Global Change on the Hydrological Cycle in West and Northwest Africa. Berlin: Springer, 612-633.

Kuhn, A., Heidecke, C., Roth, A., Goldbach, H., Burkhardt, J., Linstädter, A., Kemmerling, B. and Gaiser, T. (2010), "Importance of resource management for livelihood security under Climate Change in Southern Morocco" in: P. Speth, M. Christoph and B. Diekkrüger, eds, Impacts of Global Change on the Hydrological Cycle in West and Northwest Africa. Berlin: Springer, 566-591.

Linstädter, A. and Zielhofer, C. (2010). Regional fire history shows abrupt responses of Mediterranean ecosystems to centennial-scale climate change (Olea-Pistacia woodlands, NE Morocco). Journal of Arid Environments, 74, pp. 101-110. Available at: URL.

Zimmermann, J., Higgins, S., Grimm, V., Hoffmann, J. and Linstädter, A. (2010). Grass mortality in semi-arid savanna: The role of fire, competition and self-shading. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 12, pp. 1-8. Available at: URL.

Linstädter, A. (2009), "Landscape ecology of savannas: From disturbance regime to management strategies" in: M. Bollig and O. Bubenzer, eds, African Landscapes: Interdisciplinary Approaches. Studies in Human Ecology and Adaptation, 4. New York: Springer, 79-103.

Zimmermann, J., Higgins, S., Grimm, V., Hoffmann, J., Münkemüller, T. and Linstädter, A. (2008). Recruitment filters in a perennial grassland: The interactive roles of fire, competitors, moisture and seed availability. Journal of Ecology, 96, pp. 1033-1044. Available at: URL.

Müller, B., Linstädter, A., Frank, K., Bollig, M. and Wissel, C. (2007). Learning from local knowledge: Modeling the pastoral-nomadic range management of the Himba, Namibia. Ecological Applications, 17(7), pp. 1857-1875. Available at: URL.

Linstädter, A. and Bolten, A. (2007), "Space matters – Sustainable range management in a highly variable environment" in: O. Bubenzer, A. Bolten and F. Darius, eds, Atlas of Cultural and Environmental Change in Arid Africa. Africa Praehistorica. Köln, Germany: Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte der Universität zu Köln, Forschungsstelle Afrika, 104-107. Available at: URL.

Eisold, J., Tönsjost, S., Bollig, M. and Linstädter, A. (2006). Local and ecological knowledge on natural resource management – A case study from north-western Namibia. In: Proceedings of the Tropentag 2006, Bonn, October 11-13, 2006. Bonn. Available at: URL.

Linstädter, A. and Bolten, A. (2006). Learning from the Himba nomads. Investigation of a land use strategy in the savannas of Namibia. Geographische Rundschau, International Edition, 2(3/2006), pp. 21-27. Available at: URL.

Bollig, M. and Schulte, A. (1999). Environmental change and pastoral perceptions: degradation and indigenous knowledge in two African pastoral communities. Human Ecology, 27(3), pp. 493-514. Available at: URL.

Sander, H., Bollig, M. and Schulte, A. (1998). Himba Paradise lost. Stability, degradation, and pastoralist management of the Omuhonga Basin (Namibia). Erde, 129, pp. 301-315.