• Journal Articles

  • Schellenberger Costa D, Classen A, Ferger S, Helbig-Bonitz M, Peters M, BoÈhning-Gaese K, et al. (2017) Relationships between abiotic environment, plant functional traits, and animal body size at Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. PLoS ONE 12: e0174157. Link

  • Classen A, Steffan-Dewenter I, Kindeketa W, Peters MK (2017) Integrating intraspecific variation in community ecology unifies theories on body size shifts along climatic gradients. Functional Ecology 31:768–777. Link

  • Peters M.K., Hemp A., Appelhans T., Behler C., Classen A., Detsch F., Ensslin A., Ferger S.W., Frederiksen S.B., Gebert F., Haas M., Helbig-Bonitz M., Hemp C., Kindeketa W.J., Mwangomo E., Ngereza C., Otte I., Röder J., Rutten G., Schellenberger Costa D., Tardanico J., Zancolli G., Deckert J., Eardley C.D., Peters R.S., Rödel M-O., Schleuning M., Ssymank A., Kakengi V., Zhang J., Böhning-Gaese K., Brandl R., Kalko E.K.V., 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. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13736. Link

  • Becker J.N., Gütlein A., Sierra Cornejo N., Kiese R., Hertel D., Kuzyakov Y. (2016) Legume and Non-legume Trees Increase Soil Carbon Sequestration in Savanna. Ecosystems DOI:10.1007/s10021-016-0087-7. Link

  • Röder J., Detsch F., Otte I., Appelhans T., Nauss T., Peters M. K., Brandl, R. (2016) Heterogeneous patterns of abundance of epigeic arthropod taxa along a major elevation gradient. Biotropica. DOI:10.1111/btp.12403. Link

  • Blagodatskaya E., Blagodatsky S., Khomyakov N., Myachina O., Kuzyakov Y. (2016) Temperature sensitivity and enzymatic mechanisms of soil organic matter decomposition along an altitudinal gradient on Mount Kilimanjaro. Scientific Reports 6: Article number 22240. DOI: 10.1038/srep22240. Link

  • Mganga K., Razavi B.S., Kuzyakov Y. (2016) Land use affects soil biochemical properties in Mt. Kilimanjaro region. Catena 141: 22-29. Link

  • Hemp A., Zimmermann R., Remmele S., Pommer U., Berauer B., Hemp C., Fischer M. (2016) Africa’s highest mountain harbours Africa’s tallest trees. Biodiversity and Conservation: DOI: 10.1007/s10531-016-1226-3. Link

  • Gütlein A., Zistl-Schlingmann M., Becker J. N., Cornejo N. S., Detsch F., Dannenmann M., Appelhans T., Hertel D., Kuzyakov Y., Kiese R. (2016) Nitrogen turnover and greenhouse gas emissions in a tropical alpine ecosystem, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Plant Soil: DOI: 10.1007/s11104-016-3029-4. Link

  • Detsch F., Otte I., Appelhans T., Hemp A., Nauss T. (2016) Seasonal and long-term vegetation dynamics from 1-km GIMMS-based NDVI time series at Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Remote Sensing of Environment 178: 70-83. Link

  • Detsch F., Otte I., Appelhans T., Nauss T. (2016): A comparative study of cross-product NDVI dynamics in the Kilimanjaro region – a matter of sensor, degradation calibration, and significance. Remote Sensing 8: 159. Link

  • Gerschlauer F., Dannenmann M., Kühnel A., Meier R., Kolar A., Butterbach-Bahl K., Kiese R. (2016) Gross Nitrogen Turnover of Natural and Managed Tropical Ecosystems at Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Ecosystems: DOI: 10.1007/s10021-016-0001-3. Link

  • Rutten G., Prati D., Hemp A., Fischer M. (2016) Plant-soil feedback in East-African svanna trees. Ecology 97: 294-301. Link

  • Gütlein A., Dannenmann M., Kiese R. (2016) Gross nitrogen turnover rates of a tropical lower montane forest soil: Impacts of sample preparation and storage. Soil Biology & Biochemistry: DOI: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.12.002. Link

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

  • Pabst H., Gerschlauer F., Kiese R., Kuzyakov Y. (2015) Land Use and Precipitation Affect Organic and Microbial Carbon Stocks and the Specific Metabolic Quotient in Soils of Eleven Ecosystems of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Land Degradation & Development 27: 592-602. Link

  • Appelhans T., Mwangomo E., Otte I., Detsch F., Nauss T., Hemp A. (2015) Eco-meteorological characteristics of the southern slopes of Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. International Journal of Climatology 36: 3245-3258. Link

  • Appelhans T., Mwangomo E., Hardy D.R., Hemp A., Nauss T. (2015) Evaluating machine learning approaches for the interpolation of monthly air temperature at Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Spatial Statistics 14: 91-113. Link

  • Enghoff H., Frederiksen S.B. (2015) A mountain of millipedes II: The genus Aquattuor Frederiksen, 2013 - five new species from the Udzungwa Mountains and one from Mt. Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (Diplopoda, Spirostreptida, Odontopygidae). European Journal of Taxonomy: DOI: 10.5852/ejt.2015.150. Link

  • Dulle H.I., Ferger S.W., Cordeiro N.J., Howell K.M., Schleuning M., Böhning-Gaese K., Hof C. (2015) Changes in abundances of forest understorey birds on Africa’s highest mountain suggest subtle effects of climate change. Diversity and Distributions: DOI: 10.1111/ddi.1240. Link

  • Becker J., Pabst H., Mnyonga J., Kuzyakov Y. (2015) Annual litterfall dynamics and nutrient deposition depending on elevation and land use at Mt. Kilimanjaro. Biogeoscience 12: 5635–5646. Link

  • Rutten G., Ensslin A., Hemp A., Fischer M. (2015) Vertical and horizontal vegetation structure across natural and modified habitat types at Mount Kilimanjaro. PLOS ONE 10: e0138822. Link

  • Ensslin A., Fischer M. (2015) Variation in life-history traits and their plasticities to elevational transplantation among seed families suggests potential for adaptative evolution of 15 tropical plant species to climate change. American Journal of Botany 102: 1371-1379. Link

  • Ferger S.W., Dulle H.I., Schleuning M., Böhning-Gaese K. (2015) Frugivore diversity increases frugivory rates along a large elevational gradient. Oikos: DOI: 10.1111/oik.02296. Link

  • Helbig-Bonitz M., Ferger S.W., Böhning-Gaese K., Tschapka M., Howell K., Kalko E.K.V. (2015) Bats are not birds – Different responses to human land-use on a tropical mountain. BIOTROPICA 47: 497-508. Link

  • Mganga K.Z., Razavi B.S., Kuzjakov Y. (2015) Microbial and enzymes response to nutrient additions in soils of Mt. Kilimanjaro region depending on land use. European Journal of Soil Biology 69: 33-40. Link

  • Fischer R., Ensslin A., Rutten G., Fischer M., Schellenberger Costa D., Kleyer M., Hemp A., Paulick S., Huth A. (2015) Simulating Carbon Stocks and Fluxes of an African Tropical Montane Forest with an Individual-Based Forest Model. PLOS ONE 10: e0123300. Link

  • Ensslin A., Rutten G., Pommer U., Zimmermann R., Hemp A., Fischer M. (2015) Effects of elevation and land use on the biomass of trees, shrubs and herbs at Mount Kilimanjaro. Ecosphere 6: 45. Link

  • Classen A., Peters M. K., Kindeketa W. J., Appelhans T., Eardley C. D., Gikungu M. W., 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. Link

  • Rutten G., Ensslin A., Hemp A., Fischer M. (2015) Forest structure and composition of previously selectively logged and non-logged montane forests at Mt. Kilimanjaro. Forest Ecology and Management 337: 61-66. Link

  • Schüler L., Hemp A., Behling H. (2014) Pollen-based temperature and precipitation inferences for the montane forest of Mt. Kilimanjaro during the last Glacial and the Holocene. Climate of the Past Discussions 10: 195-234. Link

  • Schüler L., Hemp A., Behling H. (2014) Relationship between vegetation and modern pollen-rain along an elevational gradient on Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. The Holocene 24: 702-713. Link

  • 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 Ecology 23: 4989-5002. Link

  • Peters M. K., Mayr A., Röder J., Sanders N. J., 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. Link

  • Mganga K. Z., Kuzyakov Y. (2014) Glucose decomposition and its incorporation into soil microbial biomass depending on land use in Mt. Kilimanjaro ecosystems. European Journal of Soil Biology 62: 74-82. Link

  • Classen A., Peters M. K., Ferger S. W., Helbig-Bonitz M., Schmack J. M., Maassen G., Schleuning M., Kalko E. K. V., 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. Link

  • Ferger S. W., Schleuning M., Hemp A., Howell K. M., Böhning-Gaese K. (2014) Food resources and vegetation structure mediate climatic effects on species richness of birds. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23: 541-549. Link

  • 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. Link

  • Helbig-Bonitz M., Rutten G., Kalko E. K. V. (2013) Fruit bats can disperse figs over different landuse types on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. African Journal of Ecology 52: 122-125. Link

  • Pabst H., Kühnel A., Kuzyakov Y. (2013) Effect of land-use and elevation on microbial biomass and water extractable carbon in soils of Mt. Kilimanjaro ecosystems. Applied Soil Ecology 67: 10-19. Link

  • Voigt C. C., Helbig-Bonitz M., Kramer-Schadt S., Kalko E. K. V. (2013) The third dimension of bat migration: evidence for elevational movements of Miniopterus natalensis along the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro. Oecologia 174: 751-761. Link

  • Zancolli G., Storfer A., Rödel M. O. (2013) Detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in River Frogs (Genus Amietia) on Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Herpetological Review 44: 611-614. Link

  • Schüler L., Hemp A., Zech W., Behling H. (2012) Vegetation, climate and fire-dynamics in East Africa inferred from the Maundi crater pollen record from Mt Kilimanjaro during the last glacial–interglacial cycle. Quaternary Science Reviews 39: 1-13. Link