Lehrstuhl für Tierökologie und Tropenbiologie

Prof. Dr. Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter

Prof. Dr. Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter

Head of Zoo III department
Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology
Biocenter, University of Würzburg
Am Hubland
97074 Würzburg
Raum: C039
Telefon: +49 931 31-86947

  • Animal ecology, population and community ecology, agroecology, tropical ecology, landscape ecology
  • Consequences of habitat fragmentation, land use intensification, climate change and invasive species on insect diversity and their biotic interactions
  • Relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning across multiple spatiotemporal scales
  • Plant-pollinator interactions, crop and wild plant pollination services, honeybee ecology
  • Biological pest control, agri-environmental schemes, sustainable land use, biosafety research, landscape management
  • Conservation biology, management of protected areas

Current projects

Beta-Diversität experimentell für nachhaltige Waldbewirtschaftung in Mitteleuropa
Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Jörg Müller

Patterns and drivers of insect diversity and their microbiome along a complete forest elevational gradient in the Peruvian Andes
Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Marcell Peters, Gunnar Brehm, Alexander Keller

Safeguarding European wild pollinators
Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Adam Vanbergen, Andree Cappellari, András Báldi, Anna Sapundzhieva, Ante Vujić, Chiara Polce, Costanza Geppert, David Kleijn, Deepa Senapathi, Denis Michez, Didier Alard, Douglas Sponsler, Erik Öckinger, Evelyn Underwood, Giulia Costa Domingo, Henrik Smith, Hien Ngo, Houhun Li, Ignasi Bartomeus, Ivan Andonov, Jeroen Scheper, Jie Zhang, Jochen Krauß, Juliette Young, Lorenzo Marini, Marie-Alice Budniok, Marija Miličić, Marika Mänd, Mark Brown, Matthias Albrecht, Michaela Jäger, Oliver Schweiger, Pavel Stoev, Reet Karise, Rene van der Wal, Riccardo Bommarco, Simon Potts, Snežana Radenković, Snežana Popov,Thomas Igerst, Teodor Metodiev, Viktor Szigeti, Yalin Zhang, Yann Clough, Zita Buday

Understanding and anticipating mechanisms of honey bee colony mortality with connected beehives
Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Fabrice Requier Fani Hatjina, Andreas Hotho , Giulia Mainardi

Impact of multistress factors at honey- and wildbees
Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Riccarda Scheiner, Sarah Manzer

Upscaling the benefits of push-pull technology for sustainable agricultural intensification in East Africa
Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Marcell Peters, Jie Zhang

Promotion of wild bees and other pollinators in villages
Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Andrea Holzschuh, Sonja Schröck

Diversifying native fine flavor cacao production in Peru for enhanced productivity and income
Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Justine Vansynghel

Farmer-led Agroecological Research in Malawi using Scenarios for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services
Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Cassandra Vogel, Georg Küstner

Effects of climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem services in semi-natural, agricultural and urban landscapes, and strategies for managing climate change
Ingolf Steffan-Dewenter, Jörg Müller, Thomas Hovestadt, Jie Zhang, Sarah Redlich, Ute Fricke, Cristina Ganuza Vallejo


Past projects

Enhancing biodiversity-based ecosystem services to crops through optimized densities of green infrastructure in agricultural landscapes
Ingolf Steffan-DewenterEmily MartinAndrea Holzschuh, Elena Krimmer, Jochen Krauß,  Fabian Bötzl

DFG Research Unit FOR 1246 KilLi
Kilimanjaro Ecosystems Under Global Change: Linking biodiversity, biotic interactions and biogeochemical ecosystem processes 
Ingolf Steffan-DewenterMarcell PetersAlice Claßen, Antonia MayrHenry Njovu, Jie Zhang

LInking farmland Biodiversity to Ecosystem seRvices for effective ecological intensification
Ingolf Steffan-DewenterEmily MartinSarah Redlich

SFB 1047 
Insect timing: mechanisms, plasticity and interactions
C2 Timing of colony phenology and foraging activity in honeybees

Ingolf Steffan-DewenterStephan Härtel, Fabian Nürnberger

Assessing and monitoring impacts of genetically modified plants on agro-ecosystem
Ingolf Steffan-DewenterStephan HärtelNadja DannerKarin Steijven

Status and trends of European pollinators
Ingolf Steffan-DewenterAndrea Holzschuh, Verena Riedinger, Sebastian Hopfenmüller

Conservation and management of ecosystem functions at multiple spatial scales
Ingolf Steffan-DewenterJochen KraussGudrun Schneider, Katharina Kallnik

Biodiversity Exploratories:  Arthropods II
Diversity of saproxylic arthropods and dead wood decomposition in differently managed forest types
Ingolf Steffan-DewenterEduard LinsenmairBeate Wende

Effects of climate change on ecosystems and adaptation strategies
Ingolf Steffan-DewenterJochen KraussBernhard HoißAnnette Leingärtner

COCONUT - Understanding effects of land use changes on ecosystems to halt loss of biodiversity due to habitat destruction, fragmentation and degradation
Ingolf Steffan-DewenterJochen Krauss, Sabrina Brückmann

Effects of forest conversion and land use intensification in complex terrain on insect diversity and biological pest control
Ingolf Steffan-DewenterEmily Martin

Freisetzungsbegleitende Sicherheitsforschung an Mais mit multiplen Bt Genen zur Maiszünsler- und Maiswurzelbohrerresistenz Effekte transgener Bt-Maissorten mit multiplen Herbivorenresistenzen auf Honigbienen
Ingolf Steffan-DewenterStephan HärtelHarmen Hendriksma

Climate Change
Auswirkungen des Klimawandels auf Höhenverbreitung, trophische Interaktionen und genetische Diversität von Tagfaltern in Mittelgebirgsregionen
Ingolf Steffan-DewenterJochen Krauss

Biodiversity Exploratory
Biodiversitäts-Exploratorien - Effects of landscape context and land-use intensity on biodiversity and multitrophic interactions among plants, pollinators, herbivores, and their natural enemies
Ingolf Steffan-DewenterMichaela Bellach, Juliane Steckel

since 2010 Chair of the Department of Animal Ecology and Tropical Biology (Biocenter), University of Würzburg

2006-2010 Professor for Animal Population Ecology, University of Bayreuth

2002-2006 Assistant Professor, University of Göttingen

2002 Habilitation in Ecology

1997-2002 Research Associate, University of Göttingen

1997 Dr. rer. nat., Zoology, University of Göttingen

2024[ to top ]
  • Sponsler DB, Hamilton M, Wiesneth M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2024) Pollinator competition and the contingency of nectar depletion during an early spring resource pulse. Ecology and Evolution 14: e11531.
  • Boetzl FA, Sponsler D, Albrecht M, Batáry P, Birkhofer K, Knapp M, Krauss J, Maas B, Martin EA, Sirami C, Sutter L, Bertrand C, Baillod AB, Bota G, Bretagnolle V, Brotons L, Frank T, Fusser M, Giralt D, González E, Hof AR, Luka H, Marrec R, Nash MA, Ng K, Plantegenest M, Poulin B, Siriwardena GM, Tscharntke T, Tschumi M, Vialatte A, Van Vooren L, Zubair-Anjum M, Entling MH, Steffan-Dewenter I, Schirmel J (2024) Distance functions of carabids in crop fields depend on functional traits, crop type and adjacent habitat: a synthesis. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 291: 20232383.
  • Duque L, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2024) Air pollution: a threat to insect pollination. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 22: e2701.
  • Vardakas P, Mainardi G, Minaud E, Patalano S, Rebaudo F, Requier F, Steffan-Dewenter I, Hatjina F (2024) Unveiling beekeepers’ use and preference of precision apiculture systems. Journal of Apicultural Research: 1-10.
  • König S, Krauss J, Classen A, Hof C, Prietzel M, Wagner C, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2024) Micro‐ and macroclimate interactively shape diversity, niches and traits of Orthoptera communities along elevational gradients. Diversity and Distributions 30: e13810.
  • Steffan-Dewenter I, Bezner Kerr R, Peters MK (2024) Insect diversity for agroecosystem resilience in a changing climate. One Earth 7: 541–544.
  • Riggi LGA, Raderschall CA, Fijen TPM, Scheper J, Smith HG, Kleijn D, Holzschuh A, Aguilera G, Badenhausser I, Bänsch S, Beyer N, Blitzer EJ, Bommarco R, Danforth B, González-Varo JP, Grab H, Le Provost G, Poveda K, Potts SG, Rundlöf M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T, Vilà M, Westphal C, Berggren Å., Lundin O (2024) Early-season mass-flowering crop cover dilutes wild bee abundance and species richness in temperate regions: A quantitative synthesis. Journal of Applied Ecology 61: 452-464.
  • Liepa A, Thiel M, Taubenböck H, Steffan-Dewenter I, Abu I-O, Singh Dhillon M, Otte I, Otim MH, Lutaakome M, Meinhof D, Martin EA, Ullmann T (2024) Harmonized NDVI time-series from Landsat and Sentinel-2 reveal phenological patterns of diverse, small-scale cropping systems in East Africa. Remote Sensing Applications: Society and Environment 35: 101230.
  • Klaus F, Ayasse M, Classen A, Dauber J, Diekötter T, Everaars J, Fornoff F, Greil H, Hendriksma HP, Jütte T, Klein AM, Krahner A, Leonhardt SD, Lüken DJ, Paxton RJ, Schmid-Egger C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Thiele J, Tscharntke T, Erler S, Pistorius J (2024) Improving wild bee monitoring, sampling methods, and conservation. Basic and Applied Ecology 75: 2–11.
  • Ocampo‐Ariza C, Hanf‐Dressler T, Maas B, Novoa‐Cova J, Thomas E, Vansynghel J, Steffan‐Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2024) Regional differences of functional and taxonomic bird diversity in tropical agroforests of Peru. Conservation Science and Practice: e13123.
  • Geppert C, Franceschinis C, Fijen TPM, Kleijn D, Scheper J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Thiene M, Marini L (2024) Willingness of rural and urban citizens to undertake pollinator conservation actions across three contrasting European countries. People and Nature n/a.
  • Sponsler D, Dominik C, Biegerl C, Honchar H, Schweiger O, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2024) High rates of nectar depletion in summer grasslands indicate competitive conditions for pollinators. Oikos: e10495.
2023[ to top ]
  • Kohl PL, D’Alvise P, Rutschmann B, Roth S, Remter F, Steffan-Dewenter I, Hasselmann M (2023) Reduced parasite burden in feral honeybee colonies. Ecological Solutions and Evidence 4.
  • Dhillon MS, Kübert-Flock C, Dahms T, Rummler T, Arnault J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Ullmann T (2023) Evaluation of MODIS, Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 Data for Accurate Crop Yield Predictions: A Case Study Using STARFM NDVI in Bavaria, Germany. Remote Sensing 15: 1830.
  • Kohl PL, Rutschmann B, Sikora LG, Wimmer N, Zahner V, D’Alvise P, Hasselmann M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2023) Parasites, depredators, and limited resources as potential drivers of winter mortality of feral honeybee colonies in German forests. Oecologia 202: 465–480.
  • Tobisch C, Rojas-Botero S, Uhler J, Müller J, Kollmann J, Moning C, Brändle M, Gossner MM, Redlich S, Zhang J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Benjamin C, Englmeier J, Fricke U, Ganuza C, Haensel M, Riebl R, Uphus L, Ewald J (2023) Plant species composition and local habitat conditions as primary determinants of terrestrial arthropod assemblages. Oecologia 201: 813–825.
  • Fricke U, Redlich S, Zhang J, Benjamin CS, Englmeier J, Ganuza C, Haensel M, Riebl R, Rojas-Botero S, Tobisch C, Uhler J, Uphus L, Steffan-Dewenter I (2023) Earlier flowering of winter oilseed rape compensates for higher pest pressure in warmer climates. Journal of Applied Ecology 60: 365-375.
  • Englmeier J, Rieker D, Mitesser O, Benjamin C, Fricke U, Ganuza C, Haensel M, Kellner H, Lorz J, Redlich S, Riebl R, Rojas-Botero S, Rummler T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stengel E, Tobisch C, Uhler J, Uphus L, Zhang J, Müller J, Bässler C (2023) Diversity and specialization responses to climate and land use differ between deadwood fungi and bacteria. Ecography 2023: e06807.
  • Lasway JV, Steffan-Dewenter I, Mremi R, Kinabo NR, Sanya JJ, Nyakunga OC, Martin EH, Eardley C, Pauly A, Peters MK, Njovu HK (2023) A dataset of occurrence of wild bees and their interaction with foraging plants along a livestock grazing gradient of northern Tanzania. Data in Brief 48: 109181.
  • Dzekashu FF, Pirk CWW, Yusuf AA, Classen A, Kiatoko N, Steffan-Dewenter I, Peters MK, Lattorff HMG (2023) Seasonal and elevational changes of plant-pollinator interaction networks in East African mountains. Ecology and Evolution 13: e10060.
  • Sponsler D, Iverson A, Steffan-Dewenter I (2023) Pollinator competition and the structure of floral resources. Ecography: e06651.
  • Tobisch C, Rojas-Botero S, Uhler J, Kollmann J, Müller J, Moning C, Redlich S, Steffan-Dewenter I, Benjamin C, Englmeier J, Fricke U, Ganuza C, Haensel M, Riebl R, Uphus L, Ewald J (2023) Conservation-relevant plant species indicate arthropod richness across trophic levels: Habitat quality is more important than habitat amount. Ecological Indicators 148: 110039.
  • Sagwe RN, Peters MK, Dubois T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Lattorff HMG (2023) Insect pollination and pollinator supplementation enhances fruit weight, quality, and marketability of avocado (Persea americana). Arthropod-Plant Interactions 17: 753–763.
  • Dhillon MS, Dahms T, Kuebert-Flock C, Rummler T, Arnault J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Ullmann T (2023) Integrating random forest and crop modeling improves the crop yield prediction of winter wheat and oil seed rape. Frontiers in Remote Sensing 3: 1010978.
  • Vansynghel J, Thomas E, Ocampo-Ariza C, Maas B, Ulloque-Samatelo C, Zhang D, Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2023) Cross-pollination with native genotypes improves fruit set and yield quality of Peruvian cacao. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 357: 108671.
  • Otieno M, Karpati Z, Peters MK, Duque L, Schmitt T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2023) Elevated ozone and carbon dioxide affects the composition of volatile organic compounds emitted by Vicia faba (L.) and visitation by European orchard bee (Osmia cornuta). PLOS ONE 18: e0283480.
  • Ocampo-Ariza C, Vansynghel J, Bertleff D, Maas B, Schumacher N, Ulloque-Samatelo C, Yovera FF, Thomas E, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2023) Birds and bats enhance cacao yield despite suppressing arthropod mesopredation. Ecological Applications 33: e2886.
  • Castle D, Alkassab AT, Steffan-Dewenter I, Pistorius J (2023) Nutritional resources modulate the responses of three bee species to pesticide exposure. Journal of Hazardous Materials 443: 130304.
  • Vogel C, Poveda K, Iverson A, Boetzl FA, Mkandawire T, Chunga TL, Küstner G, Keller A, Kerr RB, Steffan-Dewenter I (2023) The effects of crop type, landscape composition and agroecological practices on biodiversity and ecosystem services in tropical smallholder farms. Journal of Applied Ecology 60: 859–874.
  • Müller J, Mitesser O, Cadotte MW, van der Plas F, Mori AS, Ammer C, Chao A, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Baldrian P, Bässler C, Biedermann P, Cesarz S, Claßen A, Delory BM, Feldhaar H, Fichtner A, Hothorn T, Kuenzer C, Peters MK, Pierick K, Schmitt T, Schuldt B, Seidel D, Six D, Steffan-Dewenter I, Thorn S, von Oheimb G, Wegmann M, Weisser WW, Eisenhauer N (2023) Enhancing the structural diversity between forest patches—A concept and real-world experiment to study biodiversity, multifunctionality and forest resilience across spatial scales. Global Change Biology 29: 1437-1450.
  • Vogel C, Mayer V, Mkandawire M, Küstner G, Kerr RB, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2023) Local and landscape scale woodland cover and diversification of agroecological practices shape butterfly communities in tropical smallholder landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology 60: 1659-1672.
  • Rutschmann B, Kohl PL, Steffan-Dewenter I (2023) Foraging distances, habitat preferences and seasonal colony performance of honeybees in Central European forest landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology 60: 1056-1066.
  • Dhillon MS, Dahms T, Kübert-Flock C, Liepa A, Rummler T, Arnault J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Ullmann T (2023) Impact of STARFM on Crop Yield Predictions: Fusing MODIS with Landsat 5, 7, and 8 NDVIs in Bavaria Germany. Remote Sensing 15: 1651.
  • Mei Z, Scheper J, Bommarco R, de Groot GA, Garratt MP, Hedlund K, Potts SG, Redlich S, Smith HG, Steffan-Dewenter I, van der Putten WH, van Gils S, Kleijn D (2023) Inconsistent responses of carabid beetles and spiders to land-use intensity and landscape complexity in north-western Europe. Biological Conservation 283: 110128.
2022[ to top ]
  • Lasway JV, Steffan-Dewenter I, Njovu HK, Kinabo NR, Eardley C, Pauly A, Peters MK (2022) Positive effects of low grazing intensity on East African bee assemblages mediated by increases in floral resources. Biological Conservation 267: 109490.
  • Redlich S, Zhang J, Benjamin C, Dhillon MS, Englmeier J, Ewald J, Fricke U, Ganuza C, Haensel M, Hovestadt T, Kollmann J, Koellner T, Kübert-Flock C, Kunstmann H, Menzel A, Moning C, Peters W, Riebl R, Rummler T, Rojas-Botero S, Tobisch C, Uhler J, Uphus L, Müller J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Disentangling effects of climate and land use on biodiversity and ecosystem services - A multi-scale experimental design. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 13: 514–527.
  • Otieno M, Peters MK, Duque L, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Interactive effects of ozone and carbon dioxide on plant-pollinator interactions and yields in a legume crop. Environmental Advances 9: 100285.
  • Sponsler D, Kallnik K, Requier F, Classen A, Maihoff AF, Sieger J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Floral preferences of mountain bumble bees are constrained by functional traits but flexible through elevation and season. Oikos: e08902.
  • Ocampo-Ariza C, Maas B, Castro-Namuche JP, Thomas E, Vansynghel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2022) Trait-dependent responses of birds and bats to season and dry forest distance in tropical agroforestry. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 325: 107751.
  • Ronchetti F, Polidori C, Schmitt T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Keller A (2022) Bacterial gut microbiomes of aculeate brood parasites overlap with their aculeate hosts’, but have higher diversity and specialization. {FEMS} Microbiology Ecology 98.
  • Rutschmann B, Kohl PL, Machado A, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Semi-natural habitats promote winter survival of wild-living honeybees in an agricultural landscape. Biological Conservation 266: 109450.
  • Kohl PL, Rutschmann B, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Population demography of feral honeybee colonies in central European forests. Royal Society Open Science 9.
  • Schilcher F, Hilsmann L, Ankenbrand MJ, Krischke M, Mueller MJ, Steffan-Dewenter I, Scheiner R (2022) Honeybees are buffered against undernourishment during larval stages. Frontiers in Insect Science 2.
  • Kohl PL, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Nectar robbing rather than pollinator availability constrains reproduction of a bee-flowered plant at high elevations. Ecosphere 13: e4077.
  • Kpienbaareh D, Luginaah I, Kerr RB, Wang J, Poveda K, Steffan-Dewenter I, Lupafya E, Dakishoni L (2022) Assessing Local Perceptions of Deforestation, Forest Restoration, and the Role of Agroecology for Agroecosystem Restoration in northern Malawi. Land Degradation & Development 33: 1088-1100.
  • Sagwe RN, Peters MK, Dubois T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Lattorff HMG (2022) Pollinator efficiency of avocado (Persea americana) flower insect visitors. Ecological Solutions and Evidence 3: e12178.
  • Krimmer E, Martin EA, Holzschuh A, Krauss J, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2022) Flower fields and pesticide use interactively shape pollen beetle infestation and parasitism in oilseed rape fields. Journal of Applied Ecology 59: 263–273.
  • Müller J, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Ammer C, Eisenhauer N, Seidel D, Schuldt B, Biedermann P, Schmitt T, Künzer C, Wegmann M, Cesarz S, Peters M, Feldhaar H, Steffan-Dewenter I, Claßen A, Bässler C, von Oheimb G, Fichtner A, Thorn S, Weisser W (2022) BETA-FOR: Erhöhung der strukturellen Diversität zwischen Waldbeständen zur Erhöhung der Multidiversität und Multifunktionalität in Produktionswäldern. Antragstext für die DFG Forschungsgruppe FOR 5375. In.
  • König S, Krauss J, Keller A, Bofinger L, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Phylogenetic relatedness of food plants reveals highest insect herbivore specialization at intermediate temperatures along a broad climatic gradient. Global Change Biology 28: 4027-4040.
  • Lasway JV, Peters MK, Njovu HK, Eardley C, Pauly A, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Agricultural intensification with seasonal fallow land promotes high bee diversity in Afrotropical drylands. Journal of Applied Ecology 59: 3014-3026.
  • Ziegler A, Meyer H, Otte I, Peters MK, Appelhans T, Behler C, Böhning-Gaese K, Classen A, Detsch F, Deckert J, Eardley CD, Ferger SW, Fischer M, Gebert F, Haas M, Helbig-Bonitz M, Hemp A, Hemp C, Kakengi V, Mayr AV, Ngereza C, Reudenbach C, Röder J, Rutten G, Costa DS, Schleuning M, Ssymank A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tardanico J, Tschapka M, Vollstädt MGR, Wöllauer S, Zhang J, Brandl R, Nauss T (2022) Potential of Airborne LiDAR Derived Vegetation Structure for the Prediction of Animal Species Richness at Mount Kilimanjaro. Remote Sensing 14: 786.
  • Provost GL, Schenk NV, Penone C, Thiele J, Westphal C, Allan E, Ayasse M, Blüthgen N, Boeddinghaus RS, Boesing AL, Bolliger R, Busch V, Fischer M, Gossner MM, Hölzel N, Jung K, Kandeler E, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Leimer S, Marhan S, Morris K, Müller S, Neff F, Neyret M, Oelmann Y, Perović DJ, Peter S, Prati D, Rillig MC, Saiz H, Schäfer D, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Schloter M, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Steckel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tschapka M, Vogt J, Weiner C, Weisser W, Wells K, Werner M, Wilcke W, Manning P (2022) The supply of multiple ecosystem services requires biodiversity across spatial scales. Nature Ecology & Evolution.
  • Hornick T, Richter A, Harpole WS, Bastl M, Bohlmann S, Bonn A, Bumberger J, Dietrich P, Gemeinholzer B, Grote R, Heinold B, Keller A, Luttkus ML, Mäder P, Svara EM, Passonneau S, Punyasena SW, Rakosy D, Richter R, Sickel W, Steffan-Dewenter I, Theodorou P, Treudler R, Werchan B, Werchan M, Wolke R, Dunker S (2022) An integrative environmental pollen diversity assessment and its importance for the Sustainable Development Goals. PLANTS, PEOPLE, PLANET 4: 110-121.
  • Boetzl FA, Krimmer E, Holzschuh A, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Arthropod overwintering in agri-environmental scheme flowering fields differs among pollinators and natural enemies. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 330: 107890.
  • Dhillon MS, Dahms T, Kübert-Flock C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Zhang J, Ullmann T (2022) Spatiotemporal Fusion Modelling Using STARFM: Examples of Landsat 8 and Sentinel-2 NDVI in Bavaria. Remote Sensing 14: 677.
  • Castle D, Alkassab AT, Bischoff G, Steffan-Dewenter I, Pistorius J (2022) High nutritional status promotes vitality of honey bees and mitigates negative effects of pesticides. Science of The Total Environment 806: 151280.
  • Welti EAR, Zajicek P, Frenzel M, Ayasse M, Bornholdt T, Buse J, Classen A, Dziock F, Engelmann RA, Englmeier J, Fellendorf M, Förschler MI, Fricke U, Ganuza C, Hippke M, Hoenselaar G, Kaus‐Thiel A, Kerner J, Kilian D, Mandery K, Marten A, Monaghan MT, Morkel C, Müller J, Puffpaff S, Redlich S, Richter R, Rojas‐Botero S, Scharnweber T, Scheiffarth G, Yáñez PS, Schumann R, Seibold S, Steffan‐Dewenter I, Stoll S, Tobisch C, Twietmeyer S, Uhler J, Vogt J, Weis D, Weisser WW, Wilmking M, Haase P (2022) Temperature drives variation in flying insect biomass across a {German} malaise trap network. Insect Conservation and Diversity 15: 168-180.
  • Dzekashu FF, Yusuf AA, Pirk CWW, Steffan-Dewenter I, Lattorff HMG, Peters MK (2022) Floral turnover and climate drive seasonal bee diversity along a tropical elevation gradient. Ecosphere 13: e3964.
  • Englmeier J, Mitesser O, Benbow ME, Hothorn T, von Hoermann C, Benjamin C, Fricke U, Ganuza C, Haensel M, Redlich S, Riebl R, Botero SR, Rummler T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stengel E, Tobisch C, Uhler J, Uphus L, Zhang J, Müller J (2022) Diverse Effects of Climate, Land Use, and Insects on Dung and Carrion Decomposition. Ecosystems.
  • Englmeier J, von Hoermann C, Rieker D, Benbow ME, Benjamin C, Fricke U, Ganuza C, Haensel M, Lackner T, Mitesser O, Redlich S, Riebl R, Rojas-Botero S, Rummler T, Salamon J-A, Sommer D, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tobisch C, Uhler J, Uphus L, Zhang J, Müller J (2022) Dung-visiting beetle diversity is mainly affected by land use, while community specialization is driven by climate. Ecology and Evolution 12.
  • Vansynghel J, Ocampo-Ariza C, Maas B, Martin EA, Thomas E, Hanf-Dressler T, Schumacher N-C, Ulloque-Samatelo C, Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Cacao flower visitation: Low pollen deposition, low fruit set and dominance of herbivores. Ecological Solutions and Evidence 3: e12140.
  • Tscharntke T, Ocampo-Ariza C, Vansynghel J, Ivañez-Ballesteros B, Aycart P, Rodriguez L, Ramirez M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Maas B, Thomas E (2022) Socio-ecological benefits of fine-flavor cacao in its center of origin. Conservation Letters 16.
  • Fricke U, Redlich S, Zhang J, Tobisch C, Rojas-Botero S, Benjamin CS, Englmeier J, Ganuza C, Riebl R, Uhler J, Uphus L, Ewald J, Kollmann J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Plant richness, land use and temperature differently shape invertebrate leaf-chewing herbivory on plant functional groups. Oecologia 199: 407-417.
  • Allen-Perkins A, Magrach A, Dainese M, Garibaldi LA, Kleijn D, Rader R, Reilly JR, (. ) (2022) CropPol: A Dynamic, Open and Global Database on Crop Pollination.. Ecology 103: e3614.
  • Fricke U, Steffan-Dewenter I, Zhang J, Tobisch C, Rojas-Botero S, Benjamin CS, Englmeier J, Ganuza C, Haensel M, Riebl R, Uhler J, Uphus L, Ewald J, Kollmann J, Redlich S (2022) Landscape diversity and local temperature, but not climate, affect arthropod predation among habitat types. PLOS ONE 17: 1-15.
  • Galiana N, Lurgi M, Bastazini VAG, Bosch J, Cagnolo L, Cazelles K, Claramunt-López B, Emer C, Fortin M-J, Grass I, Hernández-Castellano C, Jauker F, Leroux SJ, McCann K, McLeod AM, Montoya D, Mulder C, Osorio-Canadas S, Reverté S, Rodrigo A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Traveset A, Valverde S, Vázquez DP, Wood SA, Gravel D, Roslin T, Thuiller W, Montoya JM (2022) Ecological network complexity scales with area. Nature Ecology & Evolution 6: 307–314.
  • Ganuza C, Redlich S, Uhler J, Tobisch C, Rojas-Botero S, Peters MK, Zhang J, Benjamin CS, Englmeier J, Ewald J, Fricke U, Haensel M, Kollmann J, Riebl R, Uphus L, Müller J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Interactive effects of climate and land use on pollinator diversity differ among taxa and scales. Science Advances 8: eabm9359.
  • Gebert F, Steffan-Dewenter I, Kronbach P, Peters MK (2022) The role of diversity, body size and climate in dung removal: A correlative and experimental approach. Journal of Animal Ecology.
  • Sponsler DB, Requier F, Kallnik K, Classen A, Maihoff F, Sieger J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Contrasting patterns of richness, abundance, and turnover in mountain bumble bees and their floral hosts. Ecology: e3712.
  • Vansynghel J, Ocampo-Ariza C, Maas B, Martin EA, Thomas E, Hanf-Dressler T, Schumacher N-C, Ulloque-Samatelo C, Yovera FF, Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2022) Quantifying services and disservices provided by insects and vertebrates in cacao agroforestry landscapes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 289.
2021[ to top ]
  • Blasi M, Bartomeus I, Bommarco R, Gagic V, Garratt M, Holzschuh A, Kleijn D, Lindström SAM, Olsson P, Polce C, Potts SG, Rundlöf M, Scheper J, Smith HG, Steffan‐Dewenter I, Clough Y (2021) Evaluating predictive performance of statistical models explaining wild bee abundance in a mass‐flowering crop. Ecography 44: 525-536.
  • Boetzl FA, Krauss J, Heinze J, Hoffmann H, Juffa J, König S, Krimmer E, Prante M, Martin EA, Holzschuh A, Steffan-Dewenter I (2021) A multitaxa assessment of the effectiveness of agri-environmental schemes for biodiversity management. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118: e2016038118.
  • Young AM, Kohl PL, Rutschmann B, Steffan-Dewenter I, Brockmann A, Dyer FC (2021) Temporal and spatial foraging patterns of three Asian honey bee species in Bangalore, India. Apidologie 52: 503-523.
  • Campos MG, Anjos O, Chica M, Campoy P, Nozkova J, Almaraz-Abarca N, Barreto LMRC, Nordi JC, Estevinho LM, Pascoal A, Paula VB, Chopina A, Dias LG, j. Tešić Živoslav L, Mosić MD, Kostić A Ž., Pešić MB, Milojković-Opsenica DM, Sickel W, Ankenbrand MJ, Grimmer G, Steffan-Dewenter I, Keller A, Förster F, Tananaki CH, Liolios V, Kanelis D, Rodopoulou M-A, Thrasyvoulou A, Paulo L, Kast C, Lucchetti MA, Glauser G, Lokutova O, de Almeida-Muradian LB, Szczęsna T, Carreck NL (2021) Standard methods for pollen research. Journal of Apicultural Research 60: 1-109.
  • Redlich S, Steffan-Dewenter I, Uhler J, Müller J (2021) Hover flies: {An} incomplete indicator of biodiversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118: e2112619118.
  • Njovu HK, Steffan-Dewenter I, Gebert F, Schellenberger Costa D, Kleyer M, Wagner T, Peters MK (2021) Plant traits mediate the effects of climate on phytophagous beetle diversity on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Ecology 102: e03521.
  • Vogel C, Chunga TL, Sun X, Poveda K, Steffan-Dewenter I (2021) Higher bee abundance, but not pest abundance, in landscapes with more agriculture on a late-flowering legume crop in tropical smallholder farms. PeerJ 9: e10732.
  • Villagomez GN, Nürnberger F, Requier F, Schiele S, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2021) Effects of temperature and photoperiod on the seasonal timing of {Western} honey bee colonies and an early spring flowering plant. Ecology and Evolution 11: 7834-7849.
  • Sagwe RN, Peters MK, Dubois T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Lattorff HMG (2021) Pollinator supplementation mitigates pollination deficits in smallholder avocado (Persea americana Mill.) production systems in Kenya. Basic and Applied Ecology 56: 392-400.
  • Mayr AV, Keller A, Peters MK, Grimmer G, Krischke B, Geyer M, Schmitt T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2021) Cryptic species and hidden ecological interactions of halictine bees along an elevational gradient. Ecology and Evolution 11: 7700-7712.
  • Mayr AV, Requier F, Peters MK, Steffan-Dewenter I (2021) Seasonal variation in the ecology of tropical cavity-nesting Hymenoptera on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Frontiers of Biogeography.
  • Senapathi D, Fründ J, Albrecht M, Garratt MPD, Kleijn D, Pickles BJ, Potts SG, An J, Andersson GKS, Bänsch S, Basu P, Benjamin F, Bezerra ADM, Bhattacharya R, Biesmeijer JC, Blaauw B, Blitzer EJ, Brittain CA, Carvalheiro LG, Cariveau DP, Chakraborty P, Chatterjee A, Chatterjee S, Cusser S, Danforth BN, Degani E, Freitas BM, Garibaldi LA, Geslin B, de Groot GA, Harrison T, Howlett B, Isaacs R, Jha S, Klatt BK, Krewenka K, Leigh S, Lindström SAM, Mandelik Y, McKerchar M, Park M, Pisanty G, Rader R, Reemer M, Rundlöf M, Smith B, Smith HG, Silva PN, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T, Webber S, Westbury DB, Westphal C, Wickens JB, Wickens VJ, Winfree R, Zhang H, Klein A-M (2021) Wild insect diversity increases inter-annual stability in global crop pollinator communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 288: 20210212.
  • Tommasi N, Biella P, Guzzetti L, Lasway JV, Njovu HK, Tapparo A, Agostinetto G, Peters MK, Steffan-Dewenter I, Labra M, Galimberti A (2021) Impact of land use intensification and local features on plants and pollinators in Sub-Saharan smallholder farms. Agriculture, Ecosystems \& Environment 319: 107560.
  • Schilcher F, Hilsmann L, Rauscher L, Degirmenci L, Krischke M, Krischke B, Ankenbrand M, Rutschmann B, Mueller MJ, Steffan-Dewenter I, Scheiner R (2021) In Vitro Rearing Changes Social Task Performance and Physiology in Honeybees. Insects 13: 4.
  • Figueiredo L, Leidinger L, Steffan-Dewenter I, Sarmento Cabral J (2021) Evolutionary rescue and community re-assembly contribute to the waiving of extinction debts: submitted.
  • Lasway J, Kinabo N, Mremi R, Martin E, Nyakunga O, Sanya J, Rwegasira GM, Lesio N, Gideon H, Pauly A, Eardley C, Peters M, Peterson A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Njovu H (2021) A synopsis of the Bee occurrence data of northern Tanzania. Biodiversity Data Journal 9: e68190.
  • Le Provost G, Thiele J, Westphal C, Penone C, Allan E, Neyret M, van der Plas F, Ayasse M, Bardgett RD, Birkhofer K, Boch S, Bonkowski M, Buscot F, Feldhaar H, Gaulton R, Goldmann K, Gossner MM, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Krauss J, Renner S, Scherreiks P, Sikorski J, Baulechner D, Blüthgen N, Bolliger R, Börschig C, Busch V, Chisté M, Fiore-Donno AM, Fischer M, Arndt H, Hoelzel N, John K, Jung K, Lange M, Marzini C, Overmann J, Paŝalić E, Perović DJ, Prati D, Schäfer D, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Sonnemann I, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tschapka M, Türke M, Vogt J, Wehner K, Weiner C, Weisser W, Wells K, Werner M, Wolters V, Wubet T, Wurst S, Zaitsev AS, Manning P (2021) Contrasting responses of above- and belowground diversity to multiple components of land-use intensity. Nature Communications 12: 3918.
  • Herbertsson L, Ekroos J, Albrecht M, Bartomeus I, Batáry P, Bommarco R, Caplat P, Diekötter T, Eikestam JM, Entling MH, Farbu S, Farwig N, Gonzalez-Varo JP, Hass AL, Holzschuh A, Hopfenmüller S, Jakobsson A, Jauker B, Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Kleve W, Kunin WE, Lindström SA, Mullen S, Öckinger E, Petanidou T, Potts SG, Power EF, Rundlöf M, Seibel K, Sõber V, Söderman A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stout JC, Teder T, Tscharntke T, Smith HG (2021) Bees increase seed set of wild plants while the proportion of arable land has a variable effect on pollination in {European} agricultural landscapes. Plant Ecology and Evolution 154: 341-350.
  • Duque L, Poelman EH, Steffan-Dewenter I (2021) Effects of ozone stress on flowering phenology, plant-pollinator interactions and plant reproductive success. Environmental Pollution 272: 115953.
  • Uhler J, Redlich S, Zhang J, Hothorn T, Tobisch C, Ewald J, Thorn S, Seibold S, Mitesser O, Morinière J, Bozicevic V, Benjamin CS, Englmeier J, Fricke U, Ganuza C, Haensel M, Riebl R, Rojas-Botero S, Rummler T, Uphus L, Schmidt S, Steffan-Dewenter I, Müller J (2021) Relationship of insect biomass and richness with land use along a climate gradient. Nature communications 12: 1-9.
  • Duque L, Poelman EH, Steffan‑Dewenter I (2021) Plant age at the time of ozone exposure affects flowering patterns, biotic interactions and reproduction of wild mustard. Scientific Reports 11: 23448.
  • Redlich S, Martin EA, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2021) Sustainable landscape, soil and crop management practices enhance biodiversity and yield in conventional cereal systems. Journal of Applied Ecology 58: 507-517.
  • Albrecht J, Peters MK, Becker JN, Behler C, Classen A, Ensslin A, Ferger SW, Gebert F, Gerschlauer F, Helbig-Bonitz M, Kindeketa WJ, Kühnel A, Mayr AV, Njovu HK, Pabst H, Pommer U, Röder J, Rutten G, Schellenberger Costa D, Sierra-Cornejo N, Vogeler A, Vollstädt MGR, Dulle HI, Eardley CD, Howell KM, Keller A, Peters RS, Kakengi V, Hemp C, Zhang J, Manning P, Mueller T, Bogner C, Böhning-Gaese K, Brandl R, Hertel D, Huwe B, Kiese R, Kleyer M, Leuschner C, Kuzyakov Y, Nauss T, Tschapka M, Fischer M, Hemp A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Schleuning M (2021) Species richness is more important for ecosystem functioning than species turnover along an elevational gradient. Nature Ecology & Evolution.
2020[ to top ]
  • Requier F, Paillet Y, Laroche F, Rutschmann B, Zhang J, Lombardi F, Svoboda M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2020) Contribution of European forests to safeguard wild honeybee populations. Conservation Letters 13: e12693.
  • Voulgari-Kokota A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Keller A (2020) Susceptibility of red mason bee larvae to bacterial threats due to microbiome exchange with imported pollen provisions. Insects 11: 373.
  • Requier F, Jowanowitsch KK, Kallnik K, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2020) Limitation of complementary resources affects colony growth, foraging behavior, and reproduction in bumble bees. Ecology 101.
  • Sprenger PP, Müsse C, Hartke J, Feldmeyer B, Schmitt T, Gebauer G, Menzel F (2020) Dinner with the roommates: trophic niche differentiation and competition in a mutualistic ant-ant association. Ecological Entomology 46: 562-572.
  • Requier F, Jowanowitsch KK, Kallnik K, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2020) Assessing Resource Limitation in Bumblebee Ecology. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 101.
  • Mayr AV, Peters MK, Eardley CD, Renner ME, Röder J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2020) Climate and food resources shape species richness and trophic interactions of cavity-nesting Hymenoptera. Journal of Biogeography 47: 854-865.
  • Gebert F, Steffan‐Dewenter I, Moretto P, Peters MK (2020) Climate rather than dung resources predict dung beetle abundance and diversity along elevational and land use gradients on {Mt}. {Kilimanjaro}. Journal of Biogeography 47: 371-381.
  • Classen A, Eardley CD, Hemp A, Peters MK, Peters RS, Ssymank A, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2020) Specialization of plant–pollinator interactions increases with temperature at Mt. Kilimanjaro. Ecology and Evolution 10: 2182-2195.
  • Flores-Rios A, Thomas E, Peri PP, Amelung W, Duarte-Guardia S, Borchard N, Lizárraga-Travaglini A, Vélez-Azañero A, Sheil D, Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Ladd B (2020) Co-benefits of soil carbon protection for invertebrate conservation. Biological Conservation 252: 108859.
  • Kohl PL, Thulasi N, Rutschmann B, George EA, Steffan-Dewenter I, Brockmann A (2020) Adaptive evolution of honeybee dance dialects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 287: 20200190.
  • Kirchweger S, Clough Y, Kapfer M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Kantelhardt J (2020) Do improved pollination services outweigh farm-economic disadvantages of working in small-structured agricultural landscapes? – Development and application of a bio-economic model. Ecological Economics 169: 106535.
  • Boetzl FA, Schuele M, Krauss J, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2020) Pest control potential of adjacent agri‐environment schemes varies with crop type and is shaped by landscape context and within‐field position. Journal of Applied Ecology 57: 1482-1493.
  • Dainese M, Martin EA, Steffan-Dewenter I (2020) Why does biodiversity matter for agriculture?. TheScienceBreaker 06.
  • Hopfenmüller S, Holzschuh A, Steffan-Dewenter I (2020) Effects of grazing intensity, habitat area and connectivity on snail-shell nesting bees. Biological Conservation 242: 108406.
  • Değirmenci L, Geiger D, Rogé Ferreira FL, Keller A, Krischke B, Beye M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Scheiner R (2020) CRISPR/Cas 9-Mediated Mutations as a New Tool for Studying Taste in Honeybees. Chemical Senses 45: 655-666.
  • Otieno M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Potts SG, Kinuthia W, Kasina MJ, Garratt MP (2020) Enhancing legume crop pollination and natural pest regulation for improved food security in changing {African} landscapes. Global Food Security 26: 100394.
  • Peters MK, Classen A, Müller J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2020) Increasing the phylogenetic coverage for understanding broad-scale diversity gradients. Oecologia 192: 629-639.
  • Maas B, Thomas E, Ocampo-Ariza C, Vansynghel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2020) Transforming Tropical Agroforestry towards High Socio-Ecological Standards. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 35: 1049-1052.
2019[ to top ]
  • Gebert F, Njovu HK, Treydte AC, Steffan-Dewenter I, Peters MK (2019) Primary productivity and habitat protection predict elevational species richness and community biomass of large mammals on Mt. Kilimanjaro. Journal of Animal Ecology 88: 1860-1872.
  • Jauker F, Jauker B, Grass I, Steffan‐Dewenter I, Wolters V (2019) Partitioning wild bee and hoverfly contributions to plant–pollinator network structure in fragmented habitats. Ecology 100: e02569.
  • van der Plas F, Allan E, Fischer M, Alt F, Arndt H, Binkenstein J, Blaser S, Blüthgen N, Böhm S, Hölzel N, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Morris K, Oelmann Y, Prati D, Renner SC, Rillig MC, Schaefer HM, Schloter M, Schmitt B, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Solly EF, Sorkau E, Steckel J, Steffan‐Dewenter I, Stempfhuber B, Tschapka M, Weiner CN, Weisser WW, Werner M, Westphal C, Wilcke W, Manning P (2019) Towards the development of general rules describing landscape heterogeneity–multifunctionality relationships. Journal of Applied Ecology 56: 168-179.
  • Krimmer E, Martin EA, Krauss J, Holzschuh A, Steffan-Dewenter I (2019) Size, age and surrounding semi-natural habitats modulate the effectiveness of flower-rich agri-environment schemes to promote pollinator visitation in crop fields. Agriculture, Ecosystems \& Environment 284: 106590.
  • Duque L, Poelman EH, Steffan-Dewenter I (2019) Plant-mediated effects of ozone on herbivores depend on exposure duration and temperature. Scientific Reports 9: 19891.
  • Voulgari-Kokota A, Grimmer G, Steffan-Dewenter I, Keller A (2019) Bacterial community structure and succession in nests of two megachilid bee genera. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 95.
  • Dainese M, Martin EA, Aizen MA, Albrecht M, Bartomeus I, Bommarco R, Carvalheiro LG, Chaplin-Kramer R, Gagic V, Garibaldi LA, Ghazoul J, Grab H, Jonsson M, Karp DS, Kennedy CM, Kleijn D, Kremen C, Landis DA, Letourneau DK, Marini L, Poveda K, Rader R, Smith HG, Tscharntke T, Andersson GKS, Badenhausser I, Baensch S, Bezerra ADM, Bianchi FJJA, Boreux V, Bretagnolle V, Caballero-Lopez B, Cavigliasso P, Ćetković A, Chacoff NP, Classen A, Cusser S, da Silva e Silva FD, de Groot GA, Dudenhöffer JH, Ekroos J, Fijen T, Franck P, Freitas BM, Garratt MPD, Gratton C, Hipólito J, Holzschuh A, Hunt L, Iverson AL, Jha S, Keasar T, Kim TN, Kishinevsky M, Klatt BK, Klein A-M, Krewenka KM, Krishnan S, Larsen AE, Lavigne C, Liere H, Maas B, Mallinger RE, Pachon EM, Mart\’ınez-Salinas A, Meehan TD, Mitchell MGE, Molina GAR, Nesper M, Nilsson L, O\textquotesingleRourke ME, Peters MK, Plećas M, Potts SG, de L. Ramos D, Rosenheim JA, Rundlöf M, Rusch A, Sáez A, Scheper J, Schleuning M, Schmack JM, Sciligo AR, Seymour C, Stanley DA, Stewart R, Stout JC, Sutter L, Takada MB, Taki H, Tamburini G, Tschumi M, Viana BF, Westphal C, Willcox BK, Wratten SD, Yoshioka A, Zaragoza-Trello C, Zhang W, et al. (2019) A global synthesis reveals biodiversity-mediated benefits for crop production. Science advances 5: eaax0121.
  • Martin EA, Dainese M, Clough Y, Báldi A, Bommarco R, Gagic V, Garratt MP, Holzschuh A, Kleijn D, Kovács‐Hostyánszki A, Marini L, Potts SG, Smith HG, Al Hassan D, Albrecht M, Andersson GK, Asís JD, Aviron S, Balzan MV, Baños‐Picón L, Bartomeus I, Batáry P, Burel F, Caballero‐López B, Concepción ED, Coudrain V, Dänhardt J, Diaz M, Diekötter T, Dormann CF, Duflot R, Entling MH, Farwig N, Fischer C, Frank T, Garibaldi LA, Hermann J, Herzog F, Inclán D, Jacot K, Jauker F, Jeanneret P, Kaiser M, Krauss J, Le Féon V, Marshall J, Moonen A, Moreno G, Riedinger V, Rundlöf M, Rusch A, Scheper J, Schneider G, Schüepp C, Stutz S, Sutter L, Tamburini G, Thies C, Tormos J, Tscharntke T, Tschumi M, Uzman D, Wagner C, Zubair‐Anjum M, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2019) The interplay of landscape composition and configuration: new pathways to manage functional biodiversity and agroecosystem services across {Europe}. Ecology Letters 22: 1083-1094.
  • Voulgari-Kokota A, McFrederick QS, Steffan-Dewenter I, Keller A (2019) Drivers, {Diversity}, and {Functions} of the {Solitary}-{Bee} {Microbiota}. Trends in Microbiology 27: 1034-1044.
  • Njovu HK, Peters MK, Schellenberger Costa D, Brandl R, Kleyer M, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2019) Leaf traits mediate changes in invertebrate herbivory along broad environmental gradients on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Journal of Animal Ecology 88: 1777-1788.
  • Voulgari‐Kokota A, Ankenbrand MJ, Grimmer G, Steffan‐Dewenter I, Keller A (2019) Linking pollen foraging of megachilid bees to their nest bacterial microbiota. Ecology and Evolution 9: 10788-10800.
  • Nürnberger F, Härtel S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2019) Seasonal timing in honey bee colonies: phenology shifts affect honey stores and varroa infestation levels. Oecologia 189: 1121-1131.
  • Nürnberger F, Keller A, Härtel S, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2019) Honey bee waggle dance communication increases diversity of pollen diets in intensively managed agricultural landscapes. Molecular Ecology 28: 3602-3611.
  • Woodcock BA, Garratt MPD, Powney GD, Shaw RF, Osborne JL, Soroka J, Lindström SAM, Stanley D, Ouvrard P, Edwards ME, Jauker F, McCracken ME, Zou Y, Potts SG, Rundlöf M, Noriega JA, Greenop A, Smith HG, Bommarco R, van der Werf W, Stout JC, Steffan-Dewenter I, Morandin L, Bullock JM, Pywell RF (2019) Meta-analysis reveals that pollinator functional diversity and abundance enhance crop pollination and yield. Nature Communications 10: 1481.
  • Requier F, Garnery L, Kohl PL, Njovu HK, Pirk CW, Crewe RM, Steffan-Dewenter I (2019) The Conservation of Native Honey Bees Is Crucial. Trends in Ecology \& Evolution 34: 789-798.
  • Peters MK, Hemp A, Appelhans T, Becker JN, Behler C, Classen A, Detsch F, Ensslin A, Ferger SW, Frederiksen SB, Gebert F, Gerschlauer F, Gütlein A, Helbig-Bonitz M, Hemp C, Kindeketa WJ, Kühnel A, Mayr AV, Mwangomo E, Ngereza C, Njovu HK, Otte I, Pabst H, Renner M, Röder J, Rutten G, Costa DS, Sierra-Cornejo N, Vollstädt MGR, Dulle HI, Eardley CD, Howell KM, Keller A, Peters RS, Ssymank A, Kakengi V, Zhang J, Bogner C, Böhning-Gaese K, Brandl R, Hertel D, Huwe B, Kiese R, Kleyer M, Kuzyakov Y, Nauss T, Schleuning M, Tschapka M, Fischer M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2019) Climate–land-use interactions shape tropical mountain biodiversity and ecosystem functions. Nature 568: 88-92.
  • Boetzl FA, Krimmer E, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2019) Agri-environmental schemes promote ground-dwelling predators in adjacent oilseed rape fields: Diversity, species traits and distance-decay functions. Journal of Applied Ecology 56: 10-20.
  • Figueiredo L, Krauss J, Steffan‐Dewenter I, Sarmento Cabral J (2019) Understanding extinction debts: spatio–temporal scales, mechanisms and a roadmap for future research. Ecography 42: 1973-1990.
2018[ to top ]
  • Dainese M, Riedinger V, Holzschuh A, Kleijn D, Scheper J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2018) Managing trap-nesting bees as crop pollinators: {Spatiotemporal} effects of floral resources and antagonists. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 195-204.
  • Redlich S, Martin EA, Steffan-Dewenter I (2018) Landscape-level crop diversity benefits biological pest control. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 2419-2428.
  • Albrecht J, Classen A, Vollstädt MGR, Mayr A, Mollel NP, Schellenberger Costa D, Dulle HI, Fischer M, Hemp A, Howell KM, Kleyer M, Nauss T, Peters MK, Tschapka M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Böhning-Gaese K, Schleuning M (2018) Plant and animal functional diversity drive mutualistic network assembly across an elevational gradient. Nature Communications 9: 3177.
  • Magrach A, Holzschuh A, Bartomeus I, Riedinger V, Roberts SPM, Rundlöf M, Vujić A, Wickens JB, Wickens VJ, Bommarco R, González-Varo JP, Potts SG, Smith HG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Vilà M (2018) Plant-pollinator networks in semi-natural grasslands are resistant to the loss of pollinators during blooming of mass-flowering crops. Ecography 41: 62-74.
  • Stein K, Stenchly K, Coulibaly D, Pauly A, Dimobe K, Steffan-Dewenter I, Konaté S, Goetze D, Porembski S, Linsenmair KE (2018) Impact of human disturbance on bee pollinator communities in savanna and agricultural sites in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Ecology and Evolution 8: 6827-6838.
  • Redlich S, Martin EA, Wende B, Steffan-Dewenter I (2018) Landscape heterogeneity rather than crop diversity mediates bird diversity in agricultural landscapes. PLOS ONE 13: e0200438.
  • Nürnberger F, Härtel S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2018) The influence of temperature and photoperiod on the timing of brood onset in hibernating honey bee colonies. PeerJ 6: e4801.
  • Grass I, Jauker B, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T, Jauker F (2018) Past and potential future effects of habitat fragmentation on structure and stability of plant–pollinator and host–parasitoid networks. Nature Ecology \& Evolution 2: 1408-1417.
  • Garratt MPD, Bommarco R, Kleijn D, Martin E, Mortimer SR, Redlich S, Senapathi D, Steffan-Dewenter I, Świtek S, Takács V, van Gils S, van der Putten WH, Potts SG (2018) Enhancing Soil Organic Matter as a Route to the Ecological Intensification of European Arable Systems. Ecosystems 21: 1404-1415.
2017[ to top ]
  • Nürnberger F, Steffan-Dewenter I, Härtel S (2017) Combined effects of waggle dance communication and landscape heterogeneity on nectar and pollen uptake in honey bee colonies. PeerJ 5: e3441.
  • Wende B, Gossner MM, Grass I, Arnstadt T, Hofrichter M, Floren A, Linsenmair KE, Weisser WW, Steffan-Dewenter I (2017) Trophic level, successional age and trait matching determine specialization of deadwood-based interaction networks of saproxylic beetles. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284: 20170198.
  • Rosbakh S, Leingärtner A, Hoiss B, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Poschlod P (2017) Contrasting Effects of Extreme Drought and Snowmelt Patterns on Mountain Plants along an Elevation Gradient. Frontiers in Plant Science 8.
  • Carrié R, Andrieu E, Ouin A, Steffan-Dewenter I (2017) Interactive effects of landscape-wide intensity of farming practices and landscape complexity on wild bee diversity. Landscape Ecology 32: 1631-1642.
  • Menegazzi P, Benetta ED, Beauchamp M, Schlichting M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Helfrich-Förster C (2017) Adaptation of circadian neuronal network to photoperiod in high-latitude European Drosophilids. CURR BIOL 27: 833-839.
  • Gagic V, Kleijn D, Báldi A, Boros G, Jørgensen HB, Elek Z, Garratt MPD, de Groot GA, Hedlund K, Kovács-Hostyánszki A, Marini L, Martin E, Pevere I, Potts SG, Redlich S, Senapathi D, Steffan-Dewenter I, Świtek S, Smith HG, Takács V, Tryjanowski P, van der Putten WH, van Gils S, Bommarco R (2017) Combined effects of agrochemicals and ecosystem services on crop yield across {Europe}. Ecology Letters 20: 1427-1436.
  • Schellenberger Costa D, Classen A, Ferger S, Helbig-Bonitz M, Peters M, Böhning-Gaese K, Steffan-Dewenter I, Kleyer M (2017) Relationships between abiotic environment, plant functional traits, and animal body size at Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. PloS one 12: e0174157.
  • Lichtenberg EM, Kennedy CM, Kremen C, Batáry P, Berendse F, Bommarco R, Bosque-Pérez NA, Carvalheiro LG, Snyder WE, Williams NM, Winfree R, Klatt BK, \AAström S, Benjamin F, Brittain C, Chaplin-Kramer R, Clough Y, Danforth B, Diekötter T, Eigenbrode SD, Ekroos J, Elle E, Freitas BM, Fukuda Y, Gaines-Day HR, Grab H, Gratton C, Holzschuh A, Isaacs R, Isaia M, Jha S, Jonason D, Jones VP, Klein A-M, Krauss J, Letourneau DK, Macfadyen S, Mallinger RE, Martin EA, Martinez E, Memmott J, Morandin L, Neame L, Otieno M, Park MG, Pfiffner L, Pocock MJO, Ponce C, Potts SG, Poveda K, Ramos M, Rosenheim JA, Rundlöf M, Sardiñas H, Saunders ME, Schon NL, Sciligo AR, Sidhu CS, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T, Veselý M, Weisser WW, Wilson JK, Crowder DW (2017) A global synthesis of the effects of diversified farming systems on arthropod diversity within fields and across agricultural landscapes. Global Change Biology 23: 4946-4957.
  • Hudson LN, Newbold T, Contu S, Hill SLL, Lysenko I, De Palma A, Phillips HRP, Alhusseini TI, Bedford FE, Bennett DJ, Booth H, Burton VJ, Chng CWT, Choimes A, Correia DLP, Day J, Echeverría-Londoño S, Emerson SR, Gao D, Garon M, Harrison MLK, Ingram DJ, Jung M, Kemp V, Kirkpatrick L, Martin CD, Pan Y, Pask-Hale GD, Pynegar EL, Robinson AN, Sanchez-Ortiz K, Senior RA, Simmons BI, White HJ, Zhang H, Aben J, Abrahamczyk S, Adum GB, Aguilar-Barquero V, Aizen MA, Albertos B, Alcala EL, del Mar Alguacil M, Alignier A, Ancrenaz M, Andersen AN, Arbeláez-Cortés E, Armbrecht I, Arroyo-Rodríguez V, Aumann T, Axmacher JC, Azhar B, Azpiroz AB, Baeten L, Bakayoko A, Báldi A, Banks JE, Baral SK, Barlow J, Barratt BIP, Barrico L, Bartolommei P, Barton DM, Basset Y, Batáry P, Bates AJ, Baur B, Bayne EM, Beja P, Benedick S, Berg Åke, Bernard H, Berry NJ, Bhatt D, Bicknell JE, Bihn JH, Blake RJ, Bobo KS, Bóçon R, Boekhout T, Böhning-Gaese K, Bonham KJ, Borges PAV, Borges SH, Boutin C, Bouyer J, Bragagnolo C, Brandt JS, Brearley FQ, Brito I, Bros V, Brunet J, Buczkowski G, Buddle CM, Bugter R, Buscardo E, Buse J, Cabra-García J, Cáceres NC, et al. (2017) The database of the PREDICTS (Projecting Responses of Ecological Diversity In Changing Terrestrial Systems) project. Ecology and Evolution 7: 145-188.
  • Dainese M, Schneider G, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2017) Complementarity among natural enemies enhances pest suppression. Scientific Reports 7: 8172.
  • Danner N, Keller A, Härtel S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2017) Honey bee foraging ecology: {Season} but not landscape diversity shapes the amount and diversity of collected pollen. PLOS ONE 12: e0183716.
  • Pufal G, Steffan-Dewenter I, Klein A-M (2017) Crop pollination services at the landscape scale. Current Opinion in Insect Science 21: 91-97.
  • Steijven K, Spaethe J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Härtel S (2017) Learning performance and brain structure of artificially-reared honey bees fed with different quantities of food. PeerJ 5: e3858.
  • Classen A, Steffan‐Dewenter I, Kindeketa WJ, Peters MK (2017) Integrating intraspecific variation in community ecology unifies theories on body size shifts along climatic gradients. Functional Ecology 31: 768-777.


Beer K, Steffan‑Dewenter I, Härtel S, Helfrich‑Förster C (2016) A new device for monitoring individual activity rhythms of honey bees reveals critical effects of the social environment on behavior. Journal of Comparative Physiology A 202: 555–565. OPEN ACCESS.

Danner N, Molitor AM, Schiele S, Härtel S, Steffan‐Dewenter I (2016) Season and landscape composition affect pollen foraging distances and habitat use of honey bees. Ecological Applications 26: 1920–1929.

De Palma A, (...), Steffan-Dewenter I et al (2016) Predicting bee community responses to land-use changes: Effects of geographic and taxonomic biases. Scientific Reports 6, 31153. OPEN ACCESS.

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

Holzschuh A, Dainese M, González-Varo JP, Mudri-Stojnić S, Riedinger V, Rundlöf M, Scheper J, Wikkes JB, Wickens VJ, Bommarco R, Kleijn D, Potts SG, Roberts SPM, Smith HG, Vilà M, Vujić A, Steffan-Dewenter I (2016) Mass-flowering crops dilute pollinator abundance in agricultural landscapes across Europe. Ecology Letters 19: 1228-1236. OPEN ACCESS.

Martin EA, Seo B, Park C-R, Reineking B, Steffan-Dewenter I (2015) Scale-dependent effects of landscape composition and configuration on natural enemy diversity, crop herbivory and yields. Ecological Applications 26: 448-462.

Peters MK, Hemp A, Appelhans T,  Behler C, Classen A, Detsch F, Ensslin A, Ferger SW,  Frederiksen SB, Gebert F,  Haas M, Helbig-Bonitz M, Hemp C, Kindeketa WJ, Mwangomo E,  Ngereza C, Otte I, Roeder J,  Rutten G, Schellenberger Costa D, Tardanico J, Zancolli J, Deckert J, Eardley CD, Peters RS, Rooedel M-O,  Schleuning M, Ssymank A, Kakengi V, Zhang J, Boehning-Gaese K, Brandl R, Kalko EKV , Kleyer M, Nauss T, Tschapka M, Fischer M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2016) Predictors of elevational biodiversity gradients change from single taxa to the multi-taxa community level. Nature Communications 7: 13736. OPEN ACCESS.

Peters MK, Peisker J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Hoiss B (2016) Morphological traits are linked to the cold performance and distribution of bees along elevational gradients. Journal of Biogeography 43: 2040–2049.

Schneider G, Krauss J, Boetzl FA, Fritze MA, Steffan‑Dewenter I (2016) Spillover from adjacent crop and forest habitats shapes carabid beetle assemblages in fragmented semi‑natural grasslands. Oecologia 182: 1141-1150.

Sickel W, Grafe T, Meuche I, Steffan-Dewenter I, Keller A (2016) Bacterial Diversity and Community Structure in Two Bornean Nepenthes Species with Differences in Nitrogen Acquisition Strategies. Microbial Ecology 71: 938–953.

Soliveres S, Manning P, Prati D, Gossner M, Alt F, Arndt H, Baumgartner V, Binkenstein J, Birkhofer K, Blaser S, Blüthgen N, Boch S, Böhm S, Börschig C, Buscot F, Diekötter T, Heinze J, Hölzel N, Jung K, Klaus V, Klein A, Kleinebecker T, Klemmer S, Krauss J, Lange M, Morris E, Müller J, Oelmann Y, Overmann J, Pasalic E, Renner S, Rillig M, Schaefer H, Schloter M, Schmitt B, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Sikorski J, Socher S, Solly E, Sonnemann I, Sorkau E, Steckel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stempfhuber B, Tschapka M, Türke M, Venter P, Weiner C, Weisser W, Werner M, Westphal C, Wilcke W, Wolters V, Wubet T, Wurst S, Fischer M, Allan E (2016) Locally rare species influence grassland ecosystem multifunctionality. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences 371: 20150269.

Soliveres S, van der Plas F, Manning P, Prati D, Gossner MM, Renner SC, Alt F, Arndt H, Baumgartner V, Binkenstein J, Birkhofer K, Blaser S, Blüthgen N, Boch S, Böhm S, Börschig C, Buscot F, Diekötter T, Heinze J, Hölzel N, Jung K, Klaus VH, Kleinebecker T, Klemmer S, Krauss J, Lange M, Morris EK, Müller J, Oelmann Y, Overmann J, Pašalić E, Rillig MC, Schaefer HM, Schloter M, Schmitt B, Schöning I, Schrumpf M, Sikorski J, Socher SA, Solly EF, Sonnemann I, Sorkau E, Steckel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stempfhuber B, Tschapka M, Türke M, Venter P, Weiner CN, Weisser WW, Werner M, Westphal C, Wilcke W, Wolters V, Wubet T, Wurst S, Fischer M, Allan E (2016) Biodiversity at multiple trophic levels is needed for ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature 536: 456-459.

Stangler ES, Hanson PE, Steffan-Dewenter I (2016) Vertical diversity patterns and biotic interactions of trap-nesting bees along a fragmentation gradient of small secondary rainforest remnants. Apidologie 47: 527–538.

Steijven K, Steffan-Dewenter I, Härtel S (2016) Testing dose-dependent effects of stacked Bt maize pollen on in vitro-reared honey bee larvae. Apidologie 47: 216–226.


Classen A, Peters MK, Kindeketa WJ, Appelhans T, Eardley CD, Gikungu MW, Hemp A, Nauss T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2015) Temperature versus resource constraints: which factors determine bee diversity on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania? Global Ecology and Biogeography 24: 642-652.

Gagic V, Bartomeus I, Jonsson T, Taylor A, Winqvist C, Fischer C, Slade EM, Steffan-Dewenter I, Emmerson M, Potts SG, Tscharntke T, Weisser W, Bommarco R (2015) Functional identity and diversity of animals predict ecosystem functioning better than species-based indices. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20142620.

Gámez-Virués S, Perovic DJ, Gossner MM, Börschig C, Blüthgen N, de Jong H, Simons NK, Klein A-M, Krauss J, Maier G, Scherber C, Steckel J, Rothenwöhrer C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Weiner CN, Weisser W, Werner M, Tscharntke T, Westphal C (2015) Landscape simplification filters species traits and drives biotic homogenization. Nature Communications 6:8568. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms9568. OPEN ACCESS.

Garibaldi LA, Bartomeus I, Bommarco R, Klein AM, Cunningham SA, Aizen MA Boreux V, Garratt MPD, Carvalheiro LG, Kremen C, Morales CL, Schüepp C, Chacoff NP, Freitas BN, Gagic V, Holzschuh A, Klatt BK, Krewenka KM, Krishnan S, Mayfield MM, Motzke I, Otieno M, Petersen J, Potts SG, Ricketts TH, Rundlöf M, Sciligo A, Allesh Sinu P, Steffan-Dewenter I, Taki H, Tscharntke T, Vergara CH, Viana BF, Woyciechowski M (2015) Trait matching of flower visitors and crops predicts fruit set better than trait diversity. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 1436–1444.

Habel JC, Brückmann SV, Krauss J, Schwarzer J, Weig A, Husemann M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2015) Fragmentation genetics of the grassland butterfly Polyommatus coridon: stable genetic diversity or extinction debt? Conservation Genetics 16: 549-558.

Hoiss B, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2015) Interactive effects of elevation, species richness and extreme climatic events on plant–pollinator networks. Global Change Biology 21: 4086–4097.

Keller A , Danner N, Grimmer G, Ankenbrand M, von der Ohe K, von der Ohe W, Rost S, Härtel S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2015) Evaluating multiplexed next-generation sequencing as a method in palynology for mixed pollen samples. Plant Biology 17: 558–566.

Keller A,  Sickel W, Ankenbrand M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2015) NGS pollen metabarcoding and automatic taxonomic classification. Genome 58: 237.

Kleijn D, Winfree R, Bartomeus I, Carvalheiro LG, Henry M, Isaacs R,  Klein A-M, Kremen C, M’Gonigle LK, Rader R, Ricketts TH, Williams NM, Adamson NL, Ascher JS, Báldi A, Batáry P, Benjamin F, Biesmeijer JC, Blitzer EJ, Bommarco R, Brand MR, Bretagnolle V, Button L, Cariveau DP, Chifflet R, Colville JF, Danforth BN, Elle E, Garratt MPD, Herzog F, Holzschuh A, Howlett BG, Jauker F, Jha S, Knop E, Krewenka KM, Le Féon V, Mandelik Y, May EA, Park MG, Pisanty G, Reemer M, Riedinger V, Rollin O, Rundlöf M, Sardinas HS, Scheper J, Sciligo AR, Smith HG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Thorp R, Tscharntke T, Verhulst J, Viana BF, Vaissière BE, Veldtman R, Westphal C, Potts SG (2015) Delivery of crop pollination services is an insufficient argument for wild pollinator conservation. Nature Communications 36: 7414.

Konopik O, Steffan-Dewenter I, Grafe TU (2015) Effects of Logging and Oil Palm Expansion on Stream Frog Communities on Borneo, Southeast Asia. Biotropica 47: 636-643.

Kuppler J, Fricke J, Hemp C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Peters MK (2015) Conversion of savannah habitats to small-scale agriculture affects grasshopper communities at Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Journal of Insect Conservation 19: 509-518.

Martin EA, Reineking B, Bumsuk S, Steffan-Dewenter (2015) Pest control of aphids depends on landscape complexity and natural enemy interactions. PeerJ 3:e1095; DOI 10.7717/peerj.1095. OPEN ACCESS.

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

Riedinger V, Mitesser O, Hovestadt T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Holzschuh A (2015): Annual dynamics of wild bee densities: attractiveness and productivity effects of oilseed rape. Ecology 96: 1351-1360.

Scheper J, Bommarco R, Holzschuh A, Potts SG, Riedinger V, Roberts SPM, Rundlöf M, Smith HG, Steffan‐Dewenter I, Wickens JB, Wickens VJ, Kleijn D (2015) Local and landscape‐level floral resources explain effects of wildflower strips on wild bees across four European countries. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 1165-1175.

Schneider G, Krauss J, Riedinger V, Holzschuh A, Steffan-Dewenter I (2015) Biological pest control and yields depend on spatial and temporal crop cover dynamics. Journal of Applied Ecology 52: 1283–1292.

Sickel W, Ankenbrand MJ, Grimmer G, Holzschuh A, Härtel S, Lanzen J, Steffan‑Dewenter I, Keller A (2015) Increased efficiency in identifying mixed pollen samples by meta‑barcoding with a dual‑indexing approach. BMC Ecology 15: 20-28. OPEN ACCESS.

Stangler ES, Hanson PE, Steffan-Dewenter I (2015) Interactive effects of habitat fragmentation and microclimate on trap-nesting Hymenoptera and their trophic interactions in small secondary rainforest remnants. Biodiversity and Conservation 24: 563–577.

Stevenson TJ, Visser ME, Arnold W, Barrett P, Biello S, Dawson A, Denlinger DL, Dominoni D, Ebling FJ, Elton S, Evans N, Ferguson HM, Foster RG, Hau M, Haydon DT, Hazlerigg DG, Heideman P, Hopcraft JGC, Jonsson NN, Kronfeld-Schor N, Kumar V, Lincoln GA, MacLeod R, Martin SAM, Martinez-Bakker M, Nelson RJ, Reed T, Robinson JE, Rock D, Schwartz WJ, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tauber E, Thackeray SJ, Umstatter C, Yoshimura T, Helm B (2015) Disrupted seasonal biology impacts health, food security and ecosystems. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20151453.


Allan E, Bossdorf O, Dormann CF, Prati D, Gossner MM, Tscharntke T, Blüthgen N, Bellach M, Birkhofer K, Boch S, Böhm S, Börschig C, Chatzinotas, Christ S, Daniel R, Diekötter T, Fischer C, Friedl T, Glaser K, Hallmann C, Hodac L, Hölzel N, Jung K, Klein A-M, Klaus, VH, Kleinebecker T, Krauss J, Lange M, Morris EK, Müller J, Nacke H, Pasalic E, Rillig MC, Rothenwöhrer C, Schall P, Scherber C, Schulze W, Socher SA, Steckel J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Türke M, Weiner CN, Werner M, Westphal C, Wolters V, Wube T, Gockel S, Gorke M, Hemp A, Renner SC, Schöning I, Pfeiffer S, König-Ries B, Buscot F, Linsenmair KE, Schulze E-D, Weisser WW, Fischer M (2014) Interannual variation in land-use intensity enhances grassland multidiversity. PNAS 111: 308-313.

Arpaia S, Messéan A, Birch NA, Hokannen H, Härtel S, Van Loon J, Lovei G, Park J, Spreafico H, Squire GR, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tebbe C, Van Der Voet H (2014) Assessing and monitoring impacts of genetically modified plants on agro-ecosystems: the approach of AMIGA project. Entomologia 2: 79-86. OPEN ACCESS.

Bartomeus I, Potts SG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Vaissiere BE, Woyciechowski M, Krewenka KM, Tscheulin T, Roberts SPM, Szentgyörgyi H, Westphal C, Bommarco R (2014) Contribution of insect pollinators to crop yield and quality varies with agricultural intensification. PeerJ2: e328. OPEN ACCESS.

Breeze TD, Vaissière BE, Bommarco R, Petanidou T, Seraphides N, Kozák L, Scheper J, Biesmeijer JC, Kleijn D, Gyldenkærne S, Moretti M, Holzschuh A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stout JC, Pärtel M, Zobel M, Potts SG (2013) Agricultural policies exacerbate pollination service supply-demand mismatches across Europe. PLoS One 9: e82996. OPEN ACCESS.

Classen A, Peters MK, Ferger SW, Helbig-Bonitz M, Schmack JM, Maassen G, Schleuning M, Kalko EKV, Böhning-Gaese K, Steffan-Dewenter I (2014) Complementary ecosystem services provided by pest predators and pollinators increase quantity and quality of coffee yields. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20133148.

Clough Y, Ekroos J, Báldi A, Batáry P, Bommarco R, Gross N, Holzschuh A, Hopfenmüller S, Knop E, Kuussaari M, Lindborg R, Marini L, Öckinger E, Potts SG, Pöyry J, Roberts SPM, Steffan-Dewenter I, Smith HG (2014) Density of insect-pollinated grassland plants decreases with increasing surrounding land-use intensity. Ecology Letters 17: 1168–1177.

Danner N, Härtel S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2014) Maize pollen foraging by honey bees in relation to crop area and landscape context. Basic and Applied Ecology 15: 677-684.

Härtel S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2014) Ecology: Honey Bee Foraging in Human-Modified Landscapes. Current Biology 24: R524-R526.

Hopfenmüller S, Steffan-Dewenter I, Holzschuh A (2014) Trait-Specific Responses of Wild Bee Communities to Landscape Composition, Configuration and Local Factors. PLoS ONE 9: e104439. OPEN ACCESS.

Konopik O, Gray CL, Grafe TU, Steffan-Dewenter I, Fayle TM (2014) From rainforest to oil palm plantations: Shifts in predator population and prey communities, but resistant interactions. Global Ecology and Conservation 2: 385–394. OPEN ACCESS

Leingärtner A, Hoiss B, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2014) Combined Effects of Extreme Climatic Events and Elevation on Nutritional Quality and Herbivory of Alpine Plants. PLoS ONE 9: e93881. OPEN ACCESS.

Leingärtner A, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2014) Elevation and experimental snowmelt manipulation affect emergence phenology and abundance of soil-hibernating arthropods. Ecological Entomology 39: 412-418.

Leingärtner A, Krauss J, Steffan‑Dewenter I (2014): Species richness and trait composition of butterfly assemblages change along an altitudinal gradient. Oecologia 175: 613–623.

Marini L, Öckinger E, Bergman K-O, Jauker B, Krauss J, Kuussaari M, Pöyry J, Smith HG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Bommarco R (2014) Contrasting effects of habitat area and connectivity on evenness of pollinator communities. Ecography 37: 544-551.

Peters MK, Mayr A, Röder J, Sanders NJ, Steffan-Dewenter I (2014) Variation in nutrient use in ant assemblages along an extensive elevational gradient on Mt Kilimanjaro. Journal of Biogeography 41: 2245–2255.

Riedinger V, Renner M, Rundlöf M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Holzschuh A (2014) Early mass-flowering crops mitigate pollinator dilution in late-flowering crops. Landscape Ecology 29: 425-435.

Steckel J, Westphal C, Peters MK, Bellach M, Rothenwoehrer C, Erasmi S, Scherber C, Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2014) Landscape composition and configuration differently affect trap-nesting bees, wasps and their antagonists. Biological Conservation 172: 56–64.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Bommarco R, Holzschuh A, Öckinger E, Potts SG, Riedinger V, Schneider G, Krauss J: The interface between conservation areas and agriculture: Functional spill-over and ecosystem services. In: Henle K, Potts S, Kunin W, Matsinos Y, Simila J, Pantis J, Grobelnik V, Penev L, Settele J (eds) (2014) Scaling in Ecology and Biodiversity Conservation. Pensoft, Sofia. Advanced Books: e1169. https://doi.org/10.3897/ab.e1169

Zancolli G, Rödel M-O, Steffan-Dewenter I, Storfer A (2014) Comparative landscape genetics of two river frog species occurring at different elevations on Mount Kilimanjaro. Molecular Ecology23: 4989-5002.

Zancolli G, Steffan-Dewenter I, Rödel M-O (2014) Amphibian diversity on the roof of Africa: unveiling the effects of habitat degradation, altitude and biogeography. Diversity and Distributions 20: 297-308.


Cornelius C, Leingärtner A, Hoiss B, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Menzel A (2013) Phenological response of grassland species to manipulative snowmelt and drought along an altitudinal gradient. Journal of Experimental Botany 64: 241-251. OPEN ACCESS

Garibaldi LA, Steffan-Dewenter I, Winfree R, Aizen MA, Bommarco R, Cunningham SA, Kremen, C, Carvalheiro LG, Harder LD, Afik O, Bartomeus I, Benjamin F, Boreux V, Cariveau D, Chacoff NP, Dudenhöffer JH, Freitas BM, Ghazoul J, Greenleaf S, Hipólito J, Holzschuh A, Howlett B, Isaacs R, Javorek SK, Kennedy CM, Krewenka K, Krishnan S, Mandelik Y, Mayfield MM, Motzke I, Munyuli T, Nault BA, Otieno M, Petersen J, Pisanty G, Potts SG, Rader R, Ricketts TH, Rundlöf M, Seymour CL, Schüepp C, Szentgyörgyi H, Taki H, Tscharntke T, Vergara CH, Viana BF, Wanger TC, Westphal C, Williams N, Klein AM (2013) Wild Pollinators Enhance Fruit Set of Crops Regardless of Honey Bee Abundance. Science 339: 1608-1611. 

González-Varo JP, Biesmeijer JC, Bommarco R, Potts SG, Schweiger O, Smith HG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Szentgyörgyi H, Woyciechowski M, Vila M (2013) Combined effects of global change pressures on animal-mediated pollination. Trend in Ecology & Evolution 28: 524-530.

Hendriksma HP, Küting M, Härtel S, Näther A, Dohrmann AB, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tebbe CC (2013) Effect of stacked insecticidal cry proteins from maize pollen on nurse bees (Apis mellifera carnica) and their gut bacteria. Plos One 8: e59589. OPEN ACCESS

Hoiss B, Gaviria J, Leingärtner A, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2013) Combined effects of climate and management on plant diversity and pollination type in alpine grasslands. Diversity and Distributions 19: 386-395.

Holzschuh A, Dormann CF, Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2013) Mass-flowering crops enhance wild bee abundance. Oecologia172: 477-484.

Jauker B, Krauss J, Jauker F, Steffan-Dewenter I (2013) Liking life history traits to pollinator loss in fragmented calcareous grasslands. Landscape Ecology 28: 107–120.

Kang W, Hoffmeister M, Martin E, Steffan-Dewenter I, Han D, Lee D (2013) Effects of management and structural connectivity on the plant communities of organic vegetable field margins in South Korea. Ecological Research 28: 991-1002.

Keller A, Grimmer, Steffan-Dewenter I (2013) Diverse Microbiota Identified in Whole Intact Nest Chambers of the Red Mason Bee Osmia bicornis (Linnaeus 1758). PLoS ONE 8: e78296. OPEN ACCESS

Kennedy CM, Lonsdorf E, Neel MC, Williams NM, Ricketts TH, Winfree R, Bommarco R, Brittain C, Burley AL, Cariveau D, Carvalheiro LG, Chacoff NP, Cunningham  SA, Danforth BN, Dudenhöffer J-H, Elle E, Gaines HR, Garibaldi LA, Gratton C, Holzschuh A, Isaacs R, Javorek SK, Jha S, Klein AM, Krewenka K, Mandelik Y, Mayfield MM, Morandin L, Neame LA, Otien M, Park M, Potts SG, Rundlöf M, Saez A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Taki H, Viana  BF, Westphal C, Wilson JK, Greenleaf SS, Kremen C (2013) A global quantitative synthesis of local and landscape effects on wild bee pollinators in agroecosystems. Ecology Letters 16: 584-599.

Martin EA, Reineking B, Seo B, Steffan-Dewenter I (2013) Natural enemy interactions constrain pest control in complex agricultural landscapes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110: 5534–5539.

Schneider G, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter (2013): Predation rates on semi-natural grasslands depend on adjacent habitat type. Basic and Applied Ecology 14: 614–621.

Wagner K, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2013): Butterfly diversity and historical land cover change along an altitudinal gradient. Journal of Insect Conservation 17: 1039-1046.


Breitbach N, Tillmann S, Schleuning M, Grünewald C, Laube I, Steffan-Dewenter I, Böhning-Gaese K (2012) Influence of habitat complexity and landscape configuration on pollination and seed-dispersal interactions of wild cherry trees. Oecologia 168: 425-437.

Hendriskma HP, Haertel S, Babendreier D, von der Ohe W, Steffan-Dewenter I (2012) Effects of multiple Bt proteins and GNA lectin on in vitro-reared honey bee larvae. Apidologie 43: 549-560.

Henle K, Bell S, Brotons L, Clobert J, Evans D, Göerg C, Grodzinska-Jurczak M, Gruber B, Haila Y, Henry P, Huth A, Julliard R, Keil P, Kleyer M, Kotze D, Kunin W, Lengyel S, Lin Y, Loyau A, Luck G, Magnusson W, Margules C, Matsinos Y, May P, Sousa-Pinto I, Possingham H, Potts S, Ring I, Pryke J, Samways M, Saunders D, Schmeller D, Similä J, Sommer S, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stoev P, Sykes M, Tóthmérész B, Tzanopoulos J, Yam R, Penev L (2012) Nature Conservation - a new dimension in Open Access publishing bridging science and application. Nature Conservation-Bulgaria 1: 1–10.

Hoiss B, Krauss J, Potts SG, Roberts S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2012) Altitude acts as an enviromental filter on phylogenetic composition, traits and diversity in bee communities. Proceedings of The Royal Society B 279: 4447-4456.

Kessler M, Hertel D, Jungkunst HF, Kluge J, Abrahamczyk S, Bos M, Buchori D, Gerold G, Gradstein SR, Köhler S, Leuschner C, Moser G, Pitopang R, Saleh S, Schulze CH, Sporn SG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tjitrosoedirdjo SS, Tscharntke T (2012) Can Joint Carbon and Biodiversity Management in Tropical Agroforestry Landscapes Be Optimized? PLoS ONE 7: e47192. OPEN ACCESS

Jauker F, Bondarenko B, Becker HC, Steffan-Dewenter I (2012) Pollination efficiency of wild bees and hoverflies provided to oilseed rape. Agricultural and Forest Entomology 14: 81-87.

Nielsen A, Dauber J, Kunin WE, Lamborn E, Jauker B, Moora M, Potts SG, Reitan T, Roberts S, Sõber V, Settele J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stout JC, Tscheulin T, Vaitis M, Vivarelli D, Biesmeijer JC, Petanidou T (2012) Pollinator community responses to the spatial population structure of wild plants: A pan-European approach. Basic and Applied Ecology 13: 489-499.

Öckinger E, Bergman K-O, Franzén M, Kadlec T, Krauss J, Kuussaari M, Pöyry J, Smith HG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Bommarco R (2012) The landscape matrix modifies the effect of habitat fragmentation in grassland butterflies. Landscape Ecology 27: 121–131.

Tscharntke T, Tylianakis J, Rand T, Didham R, Fahrig L, Batary P, Bengtsson J, Clough Y, Crist T, Dormann C, Ewers R, Holt R, Holzschuh A, Klein A-M, Kremen C, Landis D, Laurance W, Lindenmayer D, Scherber C, Sodhi N, Steffan-Dewenter I, Thies C, van der Putten W, Westphal C (2012) Landscape moderation of biodiversity patterns and processes - eight hypotheses. Biological Reviews 87: 661-685.


Brückmann SV, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2011) The impact of habitat fragmentation on trophic interactions of the monophagous butterfly Polyommatus coridonJournal of Insect Conservation 15: 707-714.

Clough Y, Barkmann J, Juhrbandt J, Kessler M, Wanger TC, Anshary A, Buchori D, Cicuzza D, Darras K, Putra DD, Erasmi S, Pitopang R, Schmidt C, Schulze CH, Seidel D, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stenchly K, Vidal S, Weist M, Wielgoss AC, Tscharntke T (2011) Combining high biodiversity with high yields in tropical agroforests. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108: 8311-8316.

Garibaldi LA, Steffan-Dewenter I, Kremen C, Morales JM, Bommarco R, Cunningham SA, Carvalheiro LG, Chacoff NP, Dudenhöffer JH, Greenleaf SS, Holzschuh A, Isaacs R, Krewenka K, Mandelik Y, Mayfield MM, Morandin LA, Potts SG, Ricketts TH, Szentgyörgyi H, Viana BF, Westphal C, Winfree R, Klein A-M (2011) Stability of pollination services decreases with isolation from natural areas despite honey bee visits. Ecology Letters 14: 1062-1072.

Hendriskma HP, Haertel S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2011) Honey bee risk assessment: New approaches for in vitro larvae rearing and data analyses. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 2: 509-517.

Hendriskma HP, Haertel S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2011) Testing Pollen of Single and Stacked Insect-Resistant Bt-Maize on In vitro Reared Honey Bee Larvae. PLoS ONE 6: e28174. OPEN ACCESS

Holzschuh A, Dormann CF, Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2011) Expansion of mass-flowering crops leads to transient pollinator dilution and reduced wild plant pollination. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278: 3444-3451. OPEN ACCESS

Kessler M, Abrahamczyk S, Bos M, Buchori D, Dwi Putra D, Gradstein RS, Höhn P, Kluge J, Orend F, Pitopang R, Saleh S, Schulze CH, Sporn SG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tjitrosoedirdjo SS, Tscharntke T (2011) Cost-effectiveness of plant and animal biodiversity indicators in tropical forest and agroforest habitats. Journal of Applied Ecology 48: 330–339.

Krauss J, Gallenberger I, Steffan-Dewenter I (2011) Decreased Functional Diversity and Biological Pest Control in Conventional Compared to Organic Crop Fields. PLoS ONE 6: e19502. OPEN ACCESS

Nielsen A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Westphal C, Messinger O, Potts S, Roberts S, Settele J, Szentgyörgyi H, Vaissière B, Vaitis M, Woyciechowski M, Bazos I, Biesmeijer J, Bommarco R, Kunin W, Tscheulin T, Lamborn E, Petanidou T (2011) Assessing bee species richness in two Mediterranean communities: importance of habitat type and sampling techniques. Ecological Research 26: 969-983.

Potts SG, Biesmeijer JC, Bommarco R, Felicioli A, Fischer M, Jokinen P, Kleijn D, Klein A-M, Kunin WE, Neumann P, Penev LD, Petanidou T, Rasmont P, Roberts SPM, Smith HG, Sørensen PB, Steffan-Dewenter I, Vaissière BE, Vilà M, Vujic A, Woyciechowski M, Zobe M, Settele J, Schweiger S (2011) Developing European conservation and mitigation tools for pollination services: approaches of the STEP (Status and Trends of European Pollinators) project. Journal of Apicultural Research 50: 152-164.

Wagner KD, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter, I (2011) Changes in the life history traits of the European Map butterfly Araschnis levana (Lepidoptera: Nymaphalidae) with increase in altitude. European Journal of Entomology 108: 447-452.


Bartomeus I, Vilà M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2010) Combined effects of Impatiens glandulifera invasion and landscape structure on native plant pollination. Journal of Ecology 98: 440-450.

Bommarco R, Biesmeijer JC, Meyer B, Potts SG, Pöyry J, Roberts SPM, Steffan-Dewenter I, Öckinger E (2010) Dispersal capacity and diet breadth modify the response of wild bees to habitat loss. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 277: 2075–2082.

Breitbach N, Laube I, Steffan-Dewenter I, Böhning-Gaese K (2010) Bird diversity and seed dispersal along a human land-use gradient: high seed removal in structurally simple farmland. Oecologia 162: 965-976.

Brückmann SV, Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2010) Butterfly and plant specialists suffer from reduced connectivity in fragmented landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology 47: 799-809.

Dauber J, Biesmeijer JC, Gabriel D, Kunin WE, Lamborn E, Meyer B, Nielsen A, Potts SG, Roberts SPM, Sõber V, Settele J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stout JC, Teder T, Tscheulin T, Vivarelli D, Petanidou T (2010) Effects of patch size and density on flower visitation and seed set of wild plants: a pan-European approach. Journal of Ecology 98: 188-196.

Hammen V Biesmeijer JC, Bommarco R, Budrys E, Christensen TR, Fronzek S, Grabaum R, Jaksic P, Klotz S, Kramarz P, Kröel-Dulay G, Kühn I, Mirtl M, Moora M, Petanidou T, Pino J, Potts SG, Rortais A, Schulze CH, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stout JC, Szentgyörgyi H, Vighi M, Vujic A, Westphal C, Wolf T, Zavala G, Zobel M, Settele J, Kunin WE (2010) Establishment of a cross-European field site network in the ALARM project for assessing large-scale changes in biodiversity. Environmental Monitoring & Assessment 164: 337-348.

Henle K, Kunin W, Schweiger O, Schmeller DS, Grobelnik V, Matsinos Y, Pantis J, Penev L, Potts SG, Ring I, Similä J, Tzanopoulos J, van den Hove S, Baguette M, Clobert J, Excoffier L, Framstad E, Grodzinska-Jurczak M, Lengyel S, Marty P, Moilanen A, Porcher E, Storch D, Steffan-Dewenter I, Sykes MT, Zobel M, Settele J (2010) Securing the Conservation of Biodiversity across Adminis trative Levels and Spatial, Temporal, and Ecological Scales – Research Needs and Approaches of the SCALES Project, GAIA 19: 187-193.

Hoehn P, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2010) Relative contribution of agroforestry, rainforest and openland to local and regional bee diversity. Biodiversity and Conservation 19: 2189-2200.

Holzschuh A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2010) How do landscape composition and configuration, organic farming and fallow strips affect the diversity of bees, wasps and their parasitoids? Journal of Animal Ecology 79: 491-500.

Krauss J, Bommarco R, Guardiola M, Heikkinen RK, Helm A, Kuussaari M, Lindborg R, Öckinger E, Pärtel M, Pino J, Pöyry J, Raatikainen KM, Sang A, Stefanescu C, Teder T, Zobel M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2010): Habitat fragmentation causes immediate and time-delayed biodiversity loss at different trophic levels. Ecology Letters 13: 597-605.


Carré G, Roche P, Chifflet R, Morison N, Bommarco R, Harrison-Cripps J, Krewenka K Potts SG, Roberts SPM, Rodet G, Settele J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Szentgyörgyi H, Tscheulin T, Westphal C, Woyciechowski M, Vaissière BE (2009) Landscape context and habitat type as drivers of bee diversity in European annual crops. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 133: 40-47.

Höhn P, Steffan-Dewenter I, Buchori D, Tscharnkte T (2009) Spatiotemporal density patterns of the pest predator Rhynchium haemorrhoidale (F.) along a land-use gradient in cacao agroforestry systems. Agroforestry Systems 76: 163-171.

Holzschuh A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2009) Grass strip corridors in agricultural landscapes enhance nest-site colonization by solitary wasps. Ecological Applications 19: 123-132.

Kessler M, Abrahamczyk S, Bos MM, Buchori D, Putra DD, Gradstein SR, Höhn P, Kluge J, Orend F, Pitopang R, Saleh S, Schulze CH, Sporn SG, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tjitrosoedirdjo SS, Tscharntke T (2009) Alpha and beta diversity of plants and animals along a tropical land-use gradient. Ecological Applications 19: 2142-2156.

Krauss J, Alfert T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2009) Habitat area but not habitat age determines wild bee richness in limestone quarries. Journal of Applied Ecology 46: 194–202.

Kuussaari M, Bommarco R, Heikkinen RK, Helm A, Krauss J, Lindborg R, Öckinger E, Pärtel M, Pino J, Rodà F, Stefanescu C, Teder T, Zobel M, Steffan-Dewenter I (2009) Extinction debt: a challenge for biodiversity conservation. TRENDS in Ecology and Evolution 24: 564-571.

Meyer B, Jauker F, Steffan-Dewenter I (2009) Contrasting resource-dependent responses of hoverfly richness and density to landscape structure. Basic and Applied Ecology 10: 178-186.

Sobek S, Goßner MM, Scherber C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2009) Tree diversity drives abundance and spatiotemporal beta-diversity of true bugs (Heteroptera). Ecological Entomology 34: 772-782.

Sobek S, Scherber C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2009) Sapling herbivory, invertebrate herbivores and predators across a natural tree diversity gradient in Germany’s largest connected deciduous forest. Oecologia 160: 279-288.

Sobek S, Steffan-Dewenter I, Scherber C, Tscharntke T (2009) Spatiotemporal changes of beetle communities across a tree diversity gradient. Diversity and Distributions 15: 660-670.

Sobek S, Tscharntke T, Scherber C, Schiele S, Steffan-Dewenter I (2009) Canopy vs. understory: Does tree diversity affect bee and wasp communities and their natural enemies across forest strata? Forest Ecology and Management 258: 609–615.

Steffan-Dewenter I (2009). K.J. Tilmon: Specialization, Speciation, and Radiation—The Evolutionary Biology of Herbivorous Insects (book review). Basic and Applied Ecology 10: 581

Vilà M, Bartomeus I, Dietzsch AC, Petanidou T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Stout JC, Tscheulin T (2009) Invasive plant integration into native plant-pollinator networks across Europe. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276: 3887-3893.

Westphal C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2009) Mass flowering oilseed rape improves early colony growth but not sexual reproduction of bumblebees. Journal of Applied Ecology 46: 187-193. 


Bos MM, Tylianakis JM, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2008) The invasive Yellow Crazy Ant and the decline of forest ant diversity in Indonesian cacao agroforests. Biological Invasions 10: 1399-1409.

Höhn P, Tscharntke T, Tylianakis JM, Steffan-Dewenter I (2008) Functional group diversity of bee pollinators increases crop yield. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 275: 2283-2291.

Holzschuh A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2008) Agricultural landscapes with organic crops support higher pollinator diversity. Oikos 117: 354-361.

Klein A-M, Cunningham SA, Bos MM, Steffan-Dewenter I (2008) Advances in pollination ecology from tropical plantation crops. Ecology 89: 935-943.

Ricketts TH, Regetz J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Cunningham SA, Kremen C, Bogdanski A, Gemmill-Herren B, Greenleaf SS, Klein A-M, Mayfield MM, Morandin LA, Ochieng A, Potts SG, Viana BF (2008) Landscape effects on crop pollination services: are there general patterns? Ecology Letters 11: 499-515.

Ricketts TH, Regetz J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Cunningham SA, Kremen C, Bogdanski A, Gemmill-Herren B, Greenleaf SS, Klein A-M, Mayfield MM, Morandin LA, Ochieng A, Potts SG, Viana BF (2008)  Landscape effects on crop pollination services: are there general patterns? (vol 11, pg 499, 2008); Corrigendum. Ecology Letters 11: 1121.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Schiele S (2008) Do resources or natural enemies drive bee population dynamics in fragmented habitats? Ecology 89: 1375-1387.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Westphal C (2008) The interplay of pollinator diversity, pollination services and landscape change. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 737-741.

Thies C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke (2008) Agriculture, Interannual landscape changes influence plant–herbivore–parasitoid interactions. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 125: 266–268.

Westphal C, Bommarco R, Carré G, Lamborn E, Morison N, Petanidou T, Potts SG, Roberts SPM, Szentgyörgyi H, Tscheulin T, Vaissiére BE, Woyciechowski M, Biesmeijer JC, Kunin WE, Settele J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2008) Measuring bee diversity in different European habitats and biogeographical regions. Ecological Monographs 78: 653-671.


Bos MM, Höhn P, Saleh S, Büche B, Buchori D, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2007) Insect diversity responses to forest conversion and agroforestry management. In: Tscharntke T, Leuschner C, Zeller M, Guhardja E, Bidin A (eds) The stability of tropical rainforest margins, linking ecological, economic and social constraints of land use and conservation. Springer, Berlin, 279-296.

Bos MM, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2007) The contribution of cacao agroforests to the conservation of lower canopy ant and beetle diversity in Indonesia. Biodiversity and Conservation 16: 2429-2444.

Bos MM, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2007) Shade tree management affects fruit abortion, insect pests and pathogens of cacao. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 120: 201-205.

Bos MM, Veddeler D, Bogdanski AK, Klein A-M, Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tylianakis JM (2007) Caveats to quantifying ecosystem services: Fruit abortion blurs benefits from crop pollination. Ecological Applications 17: 1841-1849.

Clough Y, Holzschuh A, Gabriel D, Purtauf T, Kruess A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Kleijn D, Tscharntke T (2007) Alpha and beta diversity of arthropods and plants in organically and conventionally managed wheat fields. Journal of Applied Ecology 44: 804-812.

Hambäck PA, Summerville KS, Steffan-Dewenter I, Krauss J, Englund G, Crist TO (2007) Habitat specialization, body size, and family identity explain lepidopteran density-area relationships in a cross-continental comparison. PNAS 104: 8368-8373.

Herrmann F, Westphal C, Moritz RFA, Steffan-Dewenter I (2007) Genetic diversity and mass resources promote colony size and forager densities of a social bee (Bombus pascuorum) in agricultural landscapes. Molecular Ecology 16: 1167-1178.

Holzschuh A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Kleijn D, Tscharntke T (2007) Diversity of flower-visiting bees in cereal fields: effects of farming system, landscape composition and regional context. Journal of Applied Ecology 44: 41-49.

Klein A-M, Vaissière BE, Cane JH, Steffan-Dewenter I, Cunningham SA, Kremen C, Tscharntke T (2007) Importance of pollinators in changing landscapes for world crops. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 274, 303-313.

Kremen C, Williams N, Aizen MA, Gemmill-Herren B, LeBuhn G, Minckley R, Packer L, Potts S, Roulston T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Vazquez D, Winfree R, Adams L, Crone E, Greenleaf S, Keitt T, Klein A-M, Regetz J, Ricketts T (2007) Pollination and other ecosystem services produced by mobile organisms: a conceptual framework for the effects of land-use change. Ecology Letters 10: 299-314.

Meyer B, Gaebele V, Steffan-Dewenter I (2007) Patch size and landscape effects on pollinators and seed set of the Horseshoe Vetch, Hippocrepis comosa, in an agricultural landscape of Central Europe. Entomologia Generalis 30: 173-185.

Meyer B, Kröger J, Steffan-Dewenter I (2007) Contribution of diurnal and nocturnal pollinators to the reproductive success of the orchid species Gymnadenia conopsea. Entomologia Generalis 30: 299-300.

Poveda K, Steffan-Dewenter I, Scheu S, Tscharntke T (2007) Plant-mediated interactions between below- and aboveground processes: decomposition, herbivory, parasitism and pollination. In: Ohgushi T, Craig T, Price P (eds) Ecological Communities: Plant Mediation in Indirect Interaction Webs. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 147-163.

Priess JA, Mimler M, Klein A-M, Schwarze S, Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I (2007) Linking deforestation scenarios to pollination services and economic returns in coffee agroforestry systems. Ecological Applications 17: 407-417.

Steffan-Dewenter I Kessler M, Barkmann J, Bos MM, Buchori D, Erasmi S, Faust H, Gerold G, Glenk K, Gradstein SR, Guhardja E, Harteveld M, Hertel D, Höhn P, Kappas M, Köhler S, Leuschner C, Maertens M, Marggraf R, Migge-Kleian S, Mogea J, Pitopang R, Schaefer M, Schwarze S, Sporn SG, Steingrebe A, Tjitrosoedirdjo SS, Tjitrosoemito S, Twele A, Weber R, Woltmann L, Zeller M, Tscharntke T (2007) Tradeoffs between income, biodiversity, and ecosystem functioning during tropical rainforest conversion and agroforestry intensification. PNAS 104: 4973-4978.


Kleijn D, Baquero RA, Clough Y, Diaz M, De Esteban J, Fernandez F, Gabriel D, Herzog F, Holzschuh A, Johl R, Knop E, Kruess A, Marshall EJP, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T, Verhulst J, West TM, Yela JL (2006) A rejoinder to the comments by Potts et al.. Ecology Letters 9: 256-257.

Kleijn D, Baquero RA, Clough Y, Diaz M, De Esteban J, Fernandez F, Gabriel D, Herzog F, Holzschuh A, Johl R, Knop E, Kruess A, Marshall EJP, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T, Verhulst J, West TM, Yela JL (2006) Mixed biodiversity benefits of agri-environment schemes in five European countries. Ecology Letters 9: 243-254. (highlighted in Nature (2006) 439, 908-909).

Klein A-M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2006) Rain forest promotes trophic interactions and diversity of trap-nesting Hymenoptera in adjacent agroforestry. Journal of Animal Ecology 75: 315-323. 

Poveda K, Steffan-Dewenter I, Scheu S, Tscharntke T (2006) Belowground effects of organic and conventional farming on aboveground plant-herbivore and plant-pathogen interactions. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 113: 162-167.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Klein A-M, Gaebele V, Alfert T, Tscharntke T (2006) Bee diversity and plant-pollinator interactions in fragmented landscapes. In: Waser NM, Ollerton J (eds). Plant-pollinator interactions: from specialization to generalization. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 387-407.

Westphal C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2006) Foraging trip duration of bumblebees in relation to landscape-wide resource availability. Ecological Entomology 31: 389-394.

Westphal C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2006) Bumblebees experience landscapes at different spatial scales: possible implications for coexistence. Oecologia 149: 289-300.


Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Müller CB, Tscharntke T (2005) Relative importance of resource quantity, isolation and habitat quality for landscape distribution of a monophagous butterfly. Ecography 28: 465-474.

Poveda K, Steffan-Dewenter I, Scheu S, Tscharntke T (2005) Floral trait expression and plant fitness in response to below- and aboveground plant- animal interactions. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 7: 77-83.

Poveda K, Steffan-Dewenter I, Scheu S, Tscharntke T (2005) Effects of decomposers and herbivores on plant performance and aboveground plant-insect interactions. Oikos 108: 503-510.

Settele J, Hammen V, Hulme P, Karlson U, Klotz S, Kotarac M, Kunin WE, Marion G, O'Connor M, Petanidou T, Peterson K, Potts S, Pritchard H, Pyšek P, Rounsevell M, Spangenberg J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Sykes M, Vighi M, Zobel M, Kühn I (2005) ALARM: Assessing LArge-scale environmental Risks for biodiversity with tested Methods - The concept, objectives, structure and management of a large Integrated Project within the 6th framework programme of the European Commission. Gaia 14: 69-72.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Potts SG, Packer L (2005) Pollinator diversity and crop pollination services are at risk. TRENDS in Ecology and Evolution 20: 651-652.

Tscharntke T, Klein A-M, Kruess A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Thies C (2005) Landscape perspectives on agricultural intensification and biodiversity - ecosystem service management. Ecology Letters 8: 857-874.

Veddeler D, Schulze CH, Steffan-Dewenter I, Buchori D, Tscharntke T (2005) The contribution of tropical secondary forest fragments to the conservation of fruit-feeding butterflies: effects of isolation and age. Biodiversity and Conservation 14: 3577-3592.


Klein A-M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2004) Foraging trip duration and density of megachilid bees, eumenid wasps and pompilid wasps in tropical agroforestry systems. Journal of Animal Ecology 73: 517-525.

Krauss, J, Klein A-M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2004) Effects of habitat area, isolation, and landscape diversity on plant species richness of calcareous grasslands. Biodiversity and Conservation 13: 1427-1439.

Krauss J, Schmitt T, Seitz A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2004) Effects of habitat fragmentation on the genetic structure of the monophagous butterfly Polyommatus coridon along its northern range margin. Molecular Ecology 13: 311-320.

Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2004) Landscape occupancy and local population size depends on host plant distribution in the butterfly Cupido minimus. Biological Conservation 120: 355-361.

Schulze CH, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2004) Effects of land use on butterfly communities at the rain forest margin: a case study from Central Sulawesi. In: Land Use, Nature Conservation and the Stability of Rainforest Margins in Southeast Asia. Gerold G, Fremerey M, Guhardja E (eds). Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, New York, 281-297.

Schulze CH, Waltert M, Kessler PJA, Pitopang R, Shahabuddin, Veddeler D, Mühlenberg M, Gradstein SR, Leuschner C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2004) Biodiversity indicator groups of tropical land-use systems: comparing plants, birds, and insects. Ecological Applications 14: 1321-1333.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Schiele S (2004) Nest site fidelity, body weight and population size of the red mason bee Osmia rufa (Hymenoptera: Megachilidae), evaluated by mark-recapture experiments. Entomologia Generalis 27: 123-131.

Westphal C, Steffan-Dewenter I, & Tscharntke T (2004) The relative importance of local habitat quality and regional landscape characteristics on the densities of bumble bees. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie, 14: 493–496.


Klein A-M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2003) Fruit set of highland coffee increases with the diversity of pollinating bees. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 270: 955-961.

Klein A-M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2003) Bee pollination and fruit set of Coffea arabica and C. canephora (Rubiaceae). American Journal of Botany 90: 153-157.

Klein A-M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2003) Pollination of Coffea canephora in relation to local and regional agroforestry management. Journal of Applied Ecology 40: 837-845.

Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2003) How does landscape context contribute to effects of habitat fragmentation on diversity and population density of butterflies? Journal of Biogeography 30: 889-900

Krauss, J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2003) Local species immigration, extinction, and turnover of butterflies in relation to habitat area and habitat isolation. Oecologia 137: 591-602.

Poveda K, Steffan-Dewenter I, Scheu S, Tscharntke T (2003) Effects of below- and above-ground herbivores on plant growth, flower visitation and seed set. Oecologia 135: 601-605.

Steffan-Dewenter I (2003) Seed set of male-sterile and male-fertile oilseed rape (Brassica napus) in relation to pollinator density. Apidologie 34: 227-235.

Steffan-Dewenter I (2003) Artenvielfalt und Pflanze-Insekt-Interaktionen auf Kalkmagerrasen. Bauhinia 17: 64-65.

Steffan-Dewenter I (2003) Importance of habitat area and landscape context for species richness of bees and wasps in fragmented orchard meadows. Conservation Biology 17: 1036-1044.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Kuhn A (2003) Honeybee foraging in differentially structured landscapes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 270: 569-575.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Leschke K (2003) Effects of habitat management on vegetation and above-ground nesting bees and wasps of orchard meadows in Central Europe. Biodiversity and Conservation 12: 1953-1968.

Thies C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2003) Effects of landscape context on herbivory and parasitism at different spatial scales. Oikos 101: 18-25.

Tscharntke T, Klein A-M, Kruess A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Thies C, (2003) Biodiversität und Pflanze-Insekt-Interaktionen in Kulturlandschaften. In: Gradstein SR, Willmann R, Zizka G (eds). Biodiversitätsforschung. Die Entschlüsselung der Artenvielfalt in Raum und Zeit. E. Schweitzerbart'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, Stuttgart, 171-183.

Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Kruess A, Thies C (2003) Grassland habitats. In: Encyclopedia of insects. Resh VC, Carde R (eds). Academic Press, San Diego, 481-485.

Westphal C, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2003) Mass flowering crops enhance pollinator densities at a landscape scale. Ecology Letters 6: 961-965.


Klein A-M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Buchori D, Tscharntke T (2002) Effects of land-use intensity in tropical agroforestry systems on coffee flower-visiting and trap-nesting bees and wasps. Conservation Biology 16: 1003-1014.

Klein A-M, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2002) Predator–prey ratios on cocoa along a land-usegradient in Indonesia. Biodiversity and Conservation 11: 683–693.

Steffan-Dewenter I (2002) Landscape context affects trap-nesting bees, wasps, and their natural enemies. Ecological Entomology 27: 631-637.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Münzenberg U, Bürger C, Thies C, Tscharntke T (2002) Scale-dependent effects of landscape context on three pollinator guilds. Ecology 83: 1421-1432.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2002) Insect communities and biotic interactions on fragmented calcareous grasslands - a mini review. Biological Conservation 104: 275-284.

Tscharntke T, Bürger C, Eber S, Gabriel D, Grabe H, Grönmeier M, Holzschuh A, Jahn S, Klein A-M, Klipfel S, Kluth S, Krauss J, Kruess A, Lehmann K, Poveda K, Roschewitz I, Schiele S, Schmidt M, Schulze CH, Steffan-Dewenter I, Sundmacher F, Thies C, Veddeler D, Westphal C (2002) Pflanze-Insekt-Interaktionen und Biodiversität in der Agrarlandschaft, Forschungsmagazin Georgia Augusta: Vielfalt des Lebens - Biodiversität, 1, 41-46.

Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Kruess A, Thies C (2002) Characteristics of insect populations on habitat fragments: a mini review. Ecological Research 17: 229-239.

Tscharntke T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Kruess A, Thies C (2002) Contribution of small habitat fragments to conservation of insect communities of grassland-cropland landscapes. Ecological Applications 12: 354-363.


Alfert T, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2001) Bienen und Wespen (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) in Kalksteinbrüchen: Der Effekt von Flächengröße und Flächenalter (Bees and wasps (Hymenoptera, Aculeata) in limestone quarries: The effects of area and age). Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie 13: 579-582.

Krauss J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2001) Tagfalter auf fragmentierten Kalkmagerrasen - Hat sich die Lebensgemeinschaftsstruktur in den letzten Jahren geändert? (Butterflies on fragmented calcareous grasslands - Are there changes in community structure during the last years?). Mitteilungen der Deutschen Gesellschaft für allgemeine und angewandte Entomologie 13: 525-528.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Münzenberg U, Tscharntke T (2001) Pollination, seed set and seed predation on a landscape scale. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 268: 1685-1690.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2001): Succession of bee communities on fallows. Ecography 24: 83-93.


Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke, T (2000) Butterfly community structure in fragmented habitats. Ecology Letters 3: 449-456.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (2000) Resource overlap and possible competition between honey bees and wild bees in central Europe. Oecologia 122: 288-296.


Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (1999) Effects of habitat isolation on pollinator communities and seed set. Oecologia 121: 432-440.


Tscharntke T, Gathmann A, Steffan-Dewenter I (1998) Bioindication using trap-nesting bees and wasps and their natural enemies: community structure and interactions. Journal of Applied Ecology 35: 708-719.


Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (1997) Early succession of butterfly and plant communities on set-aside fields. Oecologia 109: 294-302.

Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (1997) Bee diversity and seed set in fragmented habitats. Acta Horticulturae 437: 231-234.


Steffan-Dewenter I, Tscharntke T (1996) Profitieren Wildbienen oder Honigbienen von der Flächenstillegung in der Landwirtschaft? Natur und Landschaft 71: 255-261.

Tscharntke T, Greiler H-J, Steffan-Dewenter I, Kruess A, Gathmann A, Zabel J, Wesserling J, Dubbert M, Kuhnhenne J, Vu M-H (1996) Die Flächenstillegung in der Landwirtschaft - eine Chance für Flora und Fauna der Agrarlandschaft? (Set-aside in agriculture - a chance for plants and animals of the agricultural landscape?) NNA-Berichte 2/96: 59-72.