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C ScherberProfessor Dr. rer. nat. Christoph Scherber

Animal ecology and multitrophic interactions
Institute of Landscape Ecology
University of Münster
Heisenbergstraße 2, 48149 Münster
phone +49(0)251 83 33 996
fax +49(0)251 83 38 338

E-mail address Scherber Muenster



12. December 2016 New book chapter in J.Lozáns book "Warnsignal Klima: Die Biodiversität"

12 December 2016 New paper by S.T. Meyer et al. in press at Ecosphere

02nd November 2016 Paper by Urs Kormann et al. submitted to Global Change Biology.

21st October 2016 New paper by Filipe Madeira et al. on  spillover of arthropods from cropland to protected calcareous grassland published in Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment

13th October 2016 New book chapter (in German) on biodiversity and climate change experiments accepted (book by J. Lozán: Warnsignal Klima: Die Biodiversität)

6th September 2016 The Animal Ecology group in Münster is taking shape

25th April 2016 Plant biodiversity explained: How local management and disturbance govern plant biodiversity across a wide range of habitats (ranging from salt marshes to dry grasslands and heathlands). Look at this new paper by Vanessa Minden et al.

4th March 2016 New paper by Christine Venjakob et al. uses three-dimensional tensor product splines (implemented in Simon Wood´s mgcv package in R) to investigate spatiotemporal plant-pollinator interactions in the Jena Experiment.


27th January 2016 Rainforest corridors restore hummingbird pollination services
See press releases by Universities of Münster and Göttingen

25th January 2016 Paper by Julia Tiede et al. on Next-Generation Sequencing of Carabid beetle gut content accepted in PLoS One!

23rd January 2016 Paper by Christine Venjakob et al. on Spatiotemporal niche use of pollinators accepted in Ecology & Evolution

Isolated calcareous grassland in agricultural landscape

13th January 2016

New paper by David Bohan et al. published in Trends in Ecology and Evolution

In this paper, we propose a network-based approach to transcend disciplinary challenges and place a natural science context at the heart of Ecosystem Service research.

6th January 2016 Paper by Urs Kormann et al. accepted in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B

7th December 2015 Paper by Claudia Normann et al. published in Forest Ecology and Management

18th November 2015 Two new papers published in Advances in Ecological Research

9th November 2015 Paper by Claudia Normann et al. accepted with minor revisions in Journal of Plant Ecology

2nd November 2015 Paper by Claudia Normann et al. accepted in Forest Ecology & Management

Chorthippus parallelus

New paper published

A recent paper, published in Nature Communications, shows that landscape context affects arthropod community composition. Landscape effects may even buffer effects of in-field management intensification. Complex landscapes harbor more heterogenous arthropod communities.

7th October 2015 New paper accepted in Current Opinion in Insect Science

Chorthippus parallelus

New paper published

6th October 2015 Paper by Hélène Deraison et al.
published in Ecology Letters



Paper by Christian Mulder et al. in press at Advances in Ecological Research

29th September 2015 Paper by Jes Hines et al. in press at Advances in Ecological Research

28th September 2015 Paper by Christian Mulder et al. submitted to Advances in Ecological Research

5th September 2015 Nature Communications paper by Gámez-Virués et al. accepted!!!

2nd September 2015 Ecology Letters paper by Deraison et al. accepted!!!

31st August 2015 Forest Ecology and Management paper by Normann et al. got major revisions

31st August 2015 Ecology Letters paper by Deraison et al. resubmitted

24th August 2015 Ecology Letters paper by Venjakob et al. under review

20th August 2015 Papers by Tiede et al. submitted to Molecular Ecology Resources and by Beduschi et al. resubmitted to Oecologia

19th August 2015 Paper by Deraison et al. got minor revisions at Ecology Letters

19th August 2015 New paper by Venjakob et al. submitted to Ecology Letters

18th August 2015 Paper by Gámez-Virués et al. accepted with minor revisions at Nature Communications

14th August 2015 Application interviews held for new postdoc position in Münster

3rd August 2015 Revised Ecology Letters paper by Deraison et al. is under review

23rd June 2015 Ecology Letters paper by Deraison et al. got major revisions!

4th June 2015 New paper on interacting global change drivers submitted to Current Opinion in Insect Science

1st June 2015 New paper by Tatiane Beduschi in press at Landscape Ecology

20th May 2015 Three new papers under review at Ecology Letters, Oecologia and Forest Ecology and Management

7th April 2015 New paper by Rösch et al. accepted in Oecologia

20th March 2015 New paper by Kormann et al. published online in Diversity and Distributions

3rd March 2015 Paper by Gamez-Viruez et al. transferred to Nature Communications

21st January 2015 Anova.multinom2() function for multinomial models with large number of user-specified weights (MaxNWts) added to "statistics" section

12th January 2015 Results from biodiversity experiments presented to Josef Rief (MDB), member of the German Bundestag

12th December 2014 New R code added to statistics section

11th December 2014 Manuscript by Sebastian T. Meyer et al. under review in Science

28th November 2014 New paper by Urs Kormann et al. resubmitted to Diversity and Distributions

07th November 2014 DFG grant for applied statistics extended

October 2014 Urs Kormann successfully defended his PhD thesis. Congratulations!

September 2014 New Paper on biodiversity effects on herbivory and decomposition published in PLoS One

September 2014 Malaise and Camera trapping for a TV team (HR)

Malaise trapCamera trapping

August 2014 Wheat harvest at Deppoldshausen (BSc Thesis Nina Bacchi)

Wheat harvest

August 2014 A new small grassland biodiversity experiment in Göttingen is taking shape (MSc student: Niklas Krummel)

New Göttingen Biodiversity Experiment

21st/22nd July 2014 Two PhD students successfully defended their theses (Tatiane Beduschi, Verena Rösch) - congratulations!!!

27th June 2014 Camera trapping of hamster (Cricetus cricetus) populations in arable fields (BSc Friederike Siegel, BSc Melanie Fiedler)

Hamster camera trapping

26th June 2014 Comment published online in Science on an article published by C. Robertson McClung

6th June 2014 Workshop with John Fox on Structural Equation modelling and the "effects" package in R

1st June 2014 Member of the Representatives for Equal Opportunities (Gleichstellungsteam) of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences

June 2014 First results from morphological studies on Carabid beetles (with X-Ray physics/ Prof. Dr. Tim Salditt)

Carabid micro tomographyX-Ray tomography of carabid beetles

March 2014 Structural equation modelling course given at Osnabrück university (for German Soil Science Society)

February 2014 Structural equation modelling course organized for the Jena Experiment (with JB Grace and others)

February 2014 New papers accepted in Biological Conservation, Forest Ecology and Management and Ecology & Evolution

February 2014 First visit to new research sites in the BEFmate project (Biodiversity-Ecosystem Functioning in marine-terrestrial environments)

Salt marshSalt marshes in the North Sea (new BEFmate project)

February 2014 Paper on beetles in the Biodiversity Exploratories published in Landscape Ecology

January 2014 Oecologia paper on Diptera in the Hainich National Park published

December 2013 Paper on grassland biodiversity & management accepted at BMC Ecology

Network biodiversity - DFG Jan Schumacher(©DFG/Jan Schumacher)

November 2013 Results from Nature paper shown at DFG-exhibition "Vernetzte Natur", Bonn

November 2013 Allan et al. paper accepted in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

November 2013 Radio interview with Bayerischer Rundfunk magazine "Puls" about attractivity research
October 2013 Ecology & Evolution paper recommended by Faculty of 1000 Faculty of 1000

September 2013 Covered in NEON blog as one of the 100 most important young Germans (original press article: Die 100 wichtigsten jungen Deutschen - neon Nr. 1/2003)

August 2013 Please check out my new statistics youtube channel!

28.08.2013 Climate change poster now at f1000Posters

29.08.2012 Radio interview about plant diversity in WDR 5 (listen to the podcast)

27.08.2012 Member of the Editorial Board of Ecology Letters

19.07.2012 Nature Climate Change Paper evaluated by Faculty of 1000Faculty of 1000

15.06.2012 Radio interview with NDR Info about climate change experiments

24.05.2012 Press article in the magazine "Stern" about grassland biodiversity

20.05.2012 Nature Climate Change Paper published online

26.03.2012 Received Habilitation Certificate of University of Göttingen

25.01.2012 Guest in TV show "nano" on ZDF/3sat (topic: organic agriculture)

23.11. 2011 Received Best Publication Award by the Foundation Board of Göttingen University

March 2011 Comment published on Nature´s website on radioactivity measurements at the Fukushima nuclear power plants

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