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[21]. Eisenhauer N. et al. 2019. A multitrophic perspective on biodiversity–ecosystem functioning research. Advances in Ecological Research (In Press).

[20]. Roscher C. et al. 2019. Functional composition has stronger impact than species richness on carbon gain and allocation in experimental grasslands. PLoS ONE 14(1): e0204715.


[19]. Guillot et al. 2018. With or without trees: Resistance and resilience of soil microbial communities to drought and heat stress in a Mediterranean agroforestry system. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 129: 122-135. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.11.011

[18]. Alexandre A. et al. 2018. Triple oxygen isotope composition of phytoliths as a proxy of continental atmospheric humidity: insights from climate chamber and climate transect calibrations. Biogeosciences 15: 3223–3241; doi:10.5194/bg-15-3223-2018.

[17]. Milcu A., et al. 2018. Genotypic variability enhances the reproducbility of an ecological study. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2: 279-287; doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0434-x.


[16]. Weisser, W. W., et al. 2017. Biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning in a 15-year grassland experiment: Patterns, mechanisms, and open questions. Basic and Applied Ecology 23: 1-73; doi:10.1016/j.baae.2017.06.002

[15]. Roy, J., Tardieu F., Tixier-Boichard M., & U. Schurr. 2017. European infrastructures for sustainable agriculture. Nature Plants 3: 756–758; doi:10.1038/s41477-017-0027-3.

[14]. Milcu A., Gessler A. , Roscher C., Rose L., Kayler Z., Bachmann D., Pirhofer-Walzl K., Zavadlav S., Galiano L., Buchmann T., Scherer-Lorenzen M. & J. Roy. 2017. Top canopy nitrogen allocation linked to increased grassland carbon uptake in stands of varying species richness. Scientific Reports 7: 8392; doi:0.1038/s41598-017-08819-9.

[13]. Guderle M., Bachmann D., Milcu A.,  Gockele A.,  Bechmann M.,  Fischer C.,  Roscher C.,  Landais D., Ravel O., Devidal S.,  Roy J., Gessler A.,  Buchmann N.,  Weigelt A., & A. Hildebrandt. 2017. Dynamic niche partitioning in root water uptake facilitates efficient water use in more diverse grassland plant communities. Functional Ecology 32: 214-227; doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12948.

[12]. Ciabrelli F., Comoglio F., Fellous S., Boyan B., Ninova M., Szabo Q., Xuéreb A., Klopp C., Aravin A., Paro R., Bantignies F., Giacomo C. (2017) Stable Polycomb-dependent transgenerational inheritance of chromatin states in Drosophila. Nature Genetics 49: 876-886, doi:10.1038/ng.3848.

[11]. Resco de Dios V., Gessler A., Ferrio J.P., Alday J., Bahn M., del Castillo J., Devidal S., García-Muñoz S., Kayler Z., Landais D., Martín-Gómez P., Milcu A., Piel C., Pirhofer-Walzl K., Ravel O., Salekin S., Tissue D., Tjoelker M., Voltas J., Roy J. (2017) Circadian rhythms regulate the environmental responses of net CO2 exchange in bean and cotton canopies. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 239: 185-191; doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.03.014.

[10]. Garcia-Plazaola J.I., Alday J.G, Hoch G., Landais D., Milcu A., Tissue D.T., Volta J., Ferrio J.P., Gessler A., Fernández-Marín B., Roy J., Resco de Dios V. (2017) Endogenous circadian rhythms in pigment composition induce changes in photochemical efficiency in plant canopies. Plant Cell & Environment. 40: 1153-1162; doi:10.1111/pce.12909.

[9]. Gessler A., Roy J., Kayler Z., Ferrio J.P., Alday J.G., Bahn M., del Castillo J., Devidal S., García-Muñoz S., Landais D., Martín P., Milcu A., Piel C., Pirhofer-Walzl K., Galiano L., Schaub M., Haeni M., Ravel O., Salekin S., Tissue D.T., Tjoelker M.G., Voltas J., Hoch, G.,  Resco de Dios V. (2017) Night and day - Circadian regulation of night-time dark respiration and light enhanced dark respiration in plant leaves and canopies. Environmental and Experimental Botany 137: 14-25; doi:10.1016/j.envexpbot.2017.01.014.


[8]. Resco de Dios V., Gessler A., Ferrio J.P., Alday J.G., Bahn M., del Castillo J., Devidal S., García-Muñoz S., Kayler Z., Landais D., Martin-Gomez P., Milcu A., Piel C., Pirhofer-Walzl K., Ravel O., Salekin S., Tissue T.T., Tjoelker M.G., Voltas J. & J Roy. 2016. Circadian rhythms have significant effects on leaf-to-canopy scale gas exchange under field conditions. GigaScience 5: 43; doi:10.1186/s13742-016-0149-y.

[7]. Roy, J., Picon-Cochard, C., Augusti, A., Benot, M.-L., Thierry, L., Darsonville, O., Landais, D., Piel, C., Defossez, M., Devidal, S., Christophe, E., Ravel, O., Fromin, N., Volaire, F., Milcu, A., Bahn, M. & J-F. Soussana. (2016). Elevated CO2 maintains grassland net carbon uptake under a future heat and drought extreme. PNAS (Proceedings Natl. Acad. Sci. United States Am): 113: 6224-6229; doi:10.1073/pnas.1524527113.

[6]. Milcu, A., W. Eugster, D. Bachmann, M. Guderle, A. Gockele, D. Landais, O. Ravel, A. Gessler, A. Ebeling, W. W. Weisser, J. Roy, A. Hildebrandt & N. Buchmann. 2016. Plant species and functional diversity increase grassland productivity- related water vapor fluxes : a combined Ecotron and modeling approach. Ecology 97(8): 2044–2054; doi:10.1890/15-1110.1.

[5]. Mellado-Vázquez P.G., N. Lange, D. Bachmann, A. Gockele, S. Karlowsky, A. Milcu, C. Piel, C. Roscher, J. Roy & G. Gleixner. 2015. Plant diversity generates enhanced soil microbial access to recently photosynthesized carbon in the rhizosphere. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 94: 122-132; doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.11.012.


[4]. Lange M., N. Eisenhauer, C. a. Sierra, H. Bessler, C. Engels, R. I. Griffiths, P. G. Mellado-Vázquez, A. a. Malik, J. Roy, S. Scheu, S. Steinbeiss, B. C. Thomson, S. E. Trumbore, & G. Gleixner. 2015. Plant diversity increases soil microbial activity and soil carbon storage. Nature Communications 6:6707; doi: 10.1038/ncomms7707.

[3]. De Dios, V. R., J. Roy, J. P. Ferrio, J. G. Alday, D. Landais, A. Milcu, and A. Gessler. 2015. Processes driving nocturnal transpiration and implications for estimating land evapotranspiration. Scientific Reports 5:10975; doi:10.1038/srep10975.


[2]. Milcu, A., C. Roscher, A. Gessler, D. Bachmann, A. Gockele, M. Guderle, D. Landais, C. Piel, C. Escape, S. Devidal, O. Ravel, N. Buchmann, G. Gleixner, A. Hildebrandt, and J. Roy. 2014. Functional diversity of leaf nitrogen concentrations drives grassland carbon fluxes. Ecology Letters 17:435–444; doi:10.1111/ele.12243.

[1]. Coulis, M., N. Fromin, J.-F. David, J. Gavinet, A. Clet, S. Devidal, J. Roy, and S. Hättenschwiler. 2015. Functional dissimilarity across trophic levels as a driver of soil processes in a Mediterranean decomposer system exposed to two moisture levels. Oikos 124: 1304-1316; doi:10.1111/oik.01917.

Ecotron-related publications

Boeck, H., S. Vicca, J. Roy, I. Nijs, A. Milcu, J. Kreyling, A. Jentsch, A.Chabbi, M. Campioli, P.T. Callaghan,C. Beierkuhnlein, C. Beier. 2015. Global change experiments: challenges and opportunities. Bioscience 65: 922-931; doi:10.1093/biosci/biv099.