Field Station Fabrikschleichach

    Prof. Dr. Jörg Müller

    Head of research group

    Prof. Dr. Jörg Müller

    phone: +49 931 31 83378


    Research interests

    - Forest Ecology and Conservation

    - Ecological concepts in conservation

    - Deadwood ecology

    - Mechanism affecting species loss along land-use gradients and by climate change

    - Biodiversity in Beech forests

    - Saproxylic beetles

    Current projects

    - Bioholz

    - Bioklim

    - Climtree

    - Windthrow project

    Publications (latest 10)

    2021[ to top ]
    • Uhler, J., Redlich, S., Zhang, J., Hothorn, T., Tobisch, C., Ewald, J., Thorn, S., Seibold, S., Mitesser, O., Morini{\`e}re, J., & others. Relationship of insect biomass and richness with land use along a climate gradient. Nature Communications, 12(1), 1-9. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-26181-3
    • Bae, S., M{\"u}ller, J., F{\"o}rster, B., Hilmers, T., Hochrein, S., Jacobs, M., Leroy, B. M., Pretzsch, H., Weisser, W. W., & Mitesser, O. Tracking the temporal dynamics of insect defoliation by high-resolution radar satellite data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1111/2041-210X.13726
    • Bässler, C., Brandl, R., Müller, J., Krah, F. S., Reinelt, A., & Halbwachs, H. Global analysis reveals an environmentally driven latitudinal pattern in mushroom size across fungal species. Ecology Letters. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13678
    • Leverkus, A. B., Thorn, S., Gustafsson, L., Noss, R., Müller, J., Pausas, J. G., & Lindenmayer, D. B. Environmental policies to cope with novel disturbance regimes – steps to address a world scientists’ warning to humanity. Environmental Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abdc5a
    • Kortmann, M., Müller, J. C., Baier, R., Bässler, C., Buse, J., Cholewińska, O., Förschler, M. I., Georgiev, K. B., Hilszczański, J., Jaroszewicz, B., Jaworski, T., Kaufmann, S., Kuijper, D., Lorz, J., Lotz, A., Łubek, A., Mayer, M., Mayerhofer, S., Meyer, S., Morinière, J., Popa, F., Reith, H., Roth, N., Seibold, S., Seidl, R., Stengel, E., Wolski, G. J., & Thorn, S. Ecology versus society: Impacts of bark beetle infestations on biodiversity and restorativeness in protected areas of Central Europe. Biological Conservation, 254(10), Article 10. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108931
    • Simons, N. K., Felipe-Lucia, M. R., Schall, P., Ammer, C., Bauhus, J., Blüthgen, N., Boch, S., Buscot, F., Fischer, M., Goldmann, K., Gossner, M. M., Hänsel, F., Jung, K., Manning, P., Nauss, T., Oelmann, Y., Pena, R., Polle, A., Renner, S. C., Schloter, M., Schöning, I., Schulze, E.-D., Solly, E. F., Sorkau, E., Stempfhuber, B., Wubet, T., Müller, J., Seibold, S., & Weisser, W. W. National Forest Inventories capture the multifunctionality of managed forests in Germany. Forest Ecosystems, 8(1), Article 1. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40663-021-00280-5
    • Cours, J., Larrieu, L., Lopez-Vaamonde, C., Müller, J., Parmain, G., Thorn, S., & Bouget, C. Contrasting responses of habitat conditions and insect biodiversity to pest- or climate-induced dieback in coniferous mountain forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 482. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2020.118811
    2020[ to top ]
    • Sommerfeld, A., Rammer, W., Heurich, M., Hilmers, T., Müller, J., & Seidl, R. Do bark beetle outbreaks amplify or dampen future bark beetle disturbances in Central Europe?. Journal of Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.13502
    • Thorn, S., Chao, A., Georgiev, K. B., Müller, J., Bässler, C., Campbell, J. L., Castro, J., Chen, Y.-H., Choi, C.-Y., Cobb, T. P., Donato, D. C., Durska, E., Macdonald, E., Feldhaar, H., Fontaine, J. B., Fornwalt, P. J., Hernández, R. M. H., Hutto, R. L., Koivula, M., Lee, E.-J., Lindenmayer, D., Mikusiński, G., Obrist, M. K., Perlík, M., Rost, J., Waldron, K., Wermelinger, B., Weiß, I., Żmihorski, M., & Leverkus, A. B. Estimating retention benchmarks for salvage logging to protect biodiversity. Nature Communications, 11(4762), Article 4762. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-18612-4
    • Franke, S., Brandl, R., Heibl, C., Mattivi, A., Müller, J., Pinkert, S., & Thorn, S. Predicting regional hotspots of phylogenetic diversity across multiple species groups. Diversity and Distributions, 26(10), Article 10. https://doi.org/10.1111/ddi.13125