Current Publications




Antiqueira, P.A.P., Petchey O.L., and Romero G.Q. (2018). Warming and Top Predator Loss Drive Ecosystem Multifunctionality. Ecology Letters 21 72–82. doi: 10.1111/ele.12873

Bjorkman, A.D., Myers-Smith, I.H., Elmendorf, S.C., Normand, S., Rüger, N., Beck, P.S.A., Blach-Overgaard, A., Blok, D., Cornelissen, J.H.C., Forbes, B.C., Georges, D., Goetz, S.J., Guay, K.C., Henry, G.H.R., HilleRisLambers, J., Hollister, R.D., Karger, D.N., Kattge, J., Manning, P., Prevéy, J.S., Rixen, C., Schaepman-Strub, G., Thomas, H.J.D., Vellend, M., Wilmking, M., Wipf, S., Carbognani, M., Hermanutz, L., Lévesque, E., Molau, U., Petraglia, A., Soudzilovskaia, N.A., Spasojevic, M.J., Tomaselli, M., Vowles, T., Alatalo, J.M., Alexander, H.D., Anadon-Rosell, A., Angers-Blondin, S., Beest, M.t., Berner, L., Björk, R.G., Buchwal, A., Buras, A., Christie, K., Cooper, E.J., Dullinger, S., Elberling, B., Eskelinen, A., Frei, E.R., Grau, O., Grogan, P., Hallinger, M., Harper, K.A., Heijmans, M.M.P.D., Hudson, J., Hülber, K., Iturrate-Garcia, M., et al. (2018). Plant functional trait change across a warming tundra biome. Nature doi:10.1038/s41586-018-0563-7

Braun D., Damm A., Hein L., Petchey O.L. and Schaepman M.E. (2018). Spatio-temporal trends and trade-offs in ecosystem services: An Earth observation based assessment for Switzerland between 2004 and 2014. Ecological Indicators 89 828-839 doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.10.016

Deplazes-Zemp A. (2018). Commutative Justice and Access and Benefit Sharing for Genetic Resources. Ethics, Policy & Environment 21 110-126 doi:10.1080/21550085.2018.1448042 

Deplazes-Zemp A. (2018). ‘Genetic resources’, an analysis of a multifaceted concept. Biological Conservation 222 86–94 doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2018.03.031 

Deplazes-Zemp A., Abiven S.Schaber P.Schaepman M.E.,Schaepman-Strub GSchmid B.Shimizu K.K. and Altermatt F.  (2018). The Nagoya Protocol could backfire on the Global South. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2 917-919 doi:10.1038/s41559-018-0561-z

Fawcett  D., Verhoef W., Schläpfer D., Schneider F.D., Schaepman M.E. and Damm A. (2018). Advancing retrievals of surface reflectance and vegetation indices over forest ecosystems by combining imaging spectroscopy, digital object models, and 3D canopy modelling. Remote Sensing of Environment 204 583-595 doi:10.1016/j.rse.2017.09.040

Garonna Jong R., Stöckli R., Schmid B., Schenkel D., and Schaepman M. E. (2018). Shifting relative importance of climatic constraints on land surface phenology. Environmental Research Letters 13 024025 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aaa17b

Gerber Jong R.Schaepman M.E., Schaepman-Strub G. and Furrer R. (2018). Predicting Missing Values in Spatio-Temporal Remote Sensing Data. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 56 2841-2853 doi:10.5167/uzh-149830

Gerber, F., Mösinger, K., and Furrer, R. (2018). dotCall64: An R package providing an efficient interface to compiled C, C++, and Fortran code supporting long vectors. SoftwareX 217–221 doi: 10.1016/j.softx.2018.06.002

Gomola C., McKay J.K., Wallenstein M.D., Wagg C. and O’Brien M.J. (2018) Within-species tradeoffs in plant-stimulated soil enzyme activity and growth, flowering and seed size. Ecology and Evolution 8 11717-11724. doi: 10.1002/ece3.4623

Gounand, I., Little, C.J., Harvey, E. and Altermatt, F. (2018). Cross-ecosystem carbon flows connecting ecosystems worldwide. Nature Communications 9 4825. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-07238-2

Govaert L. (2018). Eco-evolutionary partitioning metrics: a practical guide for biologists. Belgian Journal of Zoology 148 167–202. doi: 10.26496/bjz.2018.25

Güsewell, S., Pietragalla, B., Gehrig, R., and Furrer, R. (2018) Representativeness of stations and reliability of data in the Swiss Phenology Network. Technical Report MeteoSwiss 267, 100 pp. link to pdf

Isbell F., Cowles J., Dee L.E., Loreau M., Reich P.B., Gonzalez A., Hector A., Schmid B. (2018). Quantifying effects of biodiversity on ecosystem functioning across times and places. Ecology Letters 21 763–778 doi:10.1111/ele.12928

Jeong S.-J., Bloom A.A., Schimel D., Sweeney C., Parazoo N.C., Medvigy D., Schaepman-Strub G., Zheng C., Schwalm C.R., Huntziger D.N., Michalak A.M and Miller C.E. (2018). Accelerating rates of Arctic carbon cycling revealed by long-term atmospheric CO. Science Advances 2018, 4:eaao1167. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aao1167

Ksenofontov, S., Backhaus, N. and Schaepman-Strub, G. (2018). 'There are new species': Indigenous knowledge of biodiversity change in Arctic Yakutia. Polar Geography 42 34-57. doi: 10.1080/1088937X.2018.1547326

Li, C., Hendrik, W., Schmid, B., He, J.S., Schaepman, M.E. (2018). Estimating plant traits of alpine grassland on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau using remote sensing. IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Applied Earth Observations and Remote Sensing 11: 2263-2275. doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2018.2824901

Liu, X., Trogisch S., Jin-Sheng H., Niklaus P.A., Bruelheide H., Zhiyao T., Erfmeier A., Scherer-Lorenzen M., Pietsch K.A., Bo Y., Kühn P., Scholten T., Yuanyuan H., Chao W., Staab M., Leppert K.N., Wirth C., Schmid B. and Keping M. (2018). Tree species richness increases ecosystem carbon storage in subtropical forests. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 285: 20181240 doi: 10.1098/rspb.2018.1240

Luo S., Schmid B., De Deyn G.B., Yu S. (2018). Soil microbes promote complementarity effects among co-existing trees through soil nitrogen partitioning. Functional Ecology17 117–11 doi:10.1111/1365-2435.13109

Morsdorf F., Kükenbrink D., Schneider F.D., Abegg M. and Schaepman M.E. (2018). Close-range laser scanning in forests - towards physically based semantics across scales. Interface Focus 8 20170046 doi: 10.1098/rsfs.2017.0046

Nussbaum M., Spiess K., Baltensweiler A., Grob U., Keller A., Greiner L., Schaepman M.E. and Papritz A. (2018). Evaluation of digital soil mapping approaches with large sets of environmental covariates. SOIL 4 1-22 doi:10.5194/soil-4-1-2018

Pennekamp, F., Pontarp M., Tabi A., Altermatt F., Alther R., Choffat Y., Fronhofer E.A., Ganesanandamoorthy P., Garnier A., Griffiths J.I., Greene S., Horgan K., Massie T.M., Mächler E., Palamara G.M., Seymour M. and Petchey O.L. (2018). Biodiversity Increases and Decreases Ecosystem Stability. Nature 563, 109–12. doi: 10.1038/s41586-018-0627-8

O’Brien M.J., Peréz-Aviles, D. and Powers J.S. (2018). Resilience of seed production to a severe El Niño-induced drought across functional groups and dispersal types. Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/gcb.14416

O’Brien M.J., Armas C., Rodríguez-Echeverría S., Morillo J.A., Martín-Usero F., López-Escoriza A., Aránega D.J. and Pugnaire F.I. (2018). Mimicking a rainfall gradient to test the role of soil microbiota for mediating plant species responses to drier conditions. Oikos doi: 10.1111/oik.05443

Rüetschi M., Schaepman M.E. and Small D. (2018). Using Multitemporal Sentinel-1 C-band Backscatter to Monitor Phenology and Classify Deciduous and Coniferous Forests in Northern Switzerland. Remote Sensing 10 doi:10.5167/uzh-145440

Schöb C., Brooker R. and Zuppinger-Dingley D. (2018). Evolution of facilitation requires diverse communities. Diverse experimental plant communities are more productive than monocultures. Nature Ecology & Evolution 2 1381-1385 doi:10.1038/s41559-018-0623-2

Smith P., Lutfalla S., Riley W.J., Torn M.S., Schmidt M.W.I., Soussana J. F. (2018). The changing faces of soil organic matter research. European Journal of Soil Science 69 23–30 doi:10.1111/ejss.12500

Stumpf F., Keller A., Schmidt K., Mayr A., Gubler A. and Schaepman M.E. (2018). Spatio-temporal land use dynamics and soil organic carbon in Swiss agroecosystems. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 258 129-142 doi:10.1016/j.agee.2018.02.012

Su-Jong J., Bloom A.A., Schimel D., Sweeney C., Parazoo N., Medvigy D., Schaepman-Strub G., Zheng C., Schwalm C.R., Huntzinger D.N., Michalak, A.M. and Miller E. (2018). Accelerating rates of Arctic carbon cycling revealed by long-term atmospheric CO2 measurements. Science Advances 4 eaao1167 doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aao1167

van Moorsel S.J., Hahl T., Petchey O.L., Ebeling A.,Eisenhauer N., Schmid B., and Wagg C. (2018). Evolution increases ecosystem temporal stability and recovery from a flood in grassland communities. bioRxiv 262337 doi: 10.1101/262337

van Moorsel S.J., Hahl T., Wagg C., De Deyn G.B., Flynn D.F.B., Zuppinger-Dingley D. and Schmid B. (2018). Community evolution increases plant productivity at low diversity. Ecology Letters 21 128-137 doi:10.1111/ele.12879

van Moorsel S.J., Schmid M.W., Hahl T., Zuppinger-Dingley D. and Schmid B. (2018). Selection in response to community diversity alters plant performance and functional traits. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 33 51-61 doi: 10.1016/j.ppees.2018.05.002

Xie J., Kneubühler M.Garonna I., Jong R., Notarnicola C., Gregorio L. D. and Schaepman M.E. (2018). Relative Influence of Timing and Accumulation of Snow on Alpine Land Surface Phenology. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences 123 561-576 doi: 10.1002/2017JG004099

Xu, W., Zhu, M., Zhang, Z., Ma, Z., Liu, H., Chen, L., Cao, G., Zhao, X., Schmid, B., He, J.-S. (2018). Experimentally simulating warmer and wetter climate additively improves rangeland quality on the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 1486-1497. doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.13066


Special Issue: Integrated global change and biodiversity research for a sustainable future.

Guest editors: Debra Zuppinger-Dingley, Cornelia Krug, Owen Petchey, Bernhard Schmid, Norman Backhaus and Michael E. Schaepman

Zuppinger-Dingley D., Krug C.B., Petchey O., Schmid B., Backhaus N. and Schaepman M.E. (2018). Editorial overview: Environmental change issues: Integrated global change and biodiversity research for a sustainable future. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29 vii - xi doi: 10.1016/j.cosust.2018.05.019

Link to Full issuein Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29


Abiven S.Altermatt F.Backhaus N.Deplazes-Zemp A.Furrer R.Korf B.Niklaus P.A.Schaepman-Strub G.Shimizu K.K.Zuppinger-Dingley D., Petchey O.L. and Schaepman M.E. (2017). Integrative research efforts at the boundary of biodiversity and global change research. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29 215–222 doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2018.04.016

Allison H. and Brown C. (2017). A review of recent developments in ecosystem assessment and its role in policy evolution. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29 57–62 doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2017.11.006

Balvanera P., Calderón-Contreras R., Castro A.J., Felipe-Lucia M.R., Geijzendorffer I.R., Jacobs S., Martín-López B., Arbieu U., Speranza C.I., Locatelli B., Harguindeguy N.P., Ruiz Mercado I., Spierenburg M.J., Vallet A., Lynes L. and Gillson L. (2017).  Interconnected place-based social–ecological research can inform global sustainability. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 2018, 29 1–7 doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2017.09.005

Emmenegger R., Rowan R., Zuppinger-Dingley D., Krug C., Parreño M.A., and Korf B. (2017). Ontology and integrative research on Global Environmental Change: towards a critical GEC science. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29 131–137 doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2018.02.001

Geijzendorffer I.R., van Teeffelen A.J.A., Allison H., Braun D., Horgan K., Iturrate-Garcia M., Santos M.J., Pellissier L., Prieur-Richard A., Quatrini S., Sakai D., Zuppinger-Dingley D. (2017). How can global conventions for biodiversity and ecosystem services guide local conservation actions? Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29 145-150 doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2017.12.011

Gonzalez A., Thompson P. and Loreau M. (2017). Spatial ecological networks: planning for sustainability in the long-term. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29 187–197 doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2018.03.012

Ims R.A. and Yoccoz N.G. (2017). Ecosystem-based monitoring in the age of rapid climate change and new technologies. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29 170–176 doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2018.01.003

Krug C.B., Schaepman M.E., Shannon L.J., Cavender-Bares J., Cheung W., McIntyre P.B., Metzger J.P., Niinemets Ü., Obura D.O., Schmid B., Strassburg B.B.N., Van Teeffelen A.J.A., Weyl O.L.F., Yasuhara M. and Leadley P.W. (2017). Observations, indicators and scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services change — a framework to support policy and decision-making. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29 198–206 doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2018.04.001

Metzger J.P., Esler K., Krug C.B., Arias M., Tambosi L., Crouzeilles R., Acosta A.L., Brancalion P.H., D’Albertas F., Duarte G.T, et al. (2017). Best practice for the use of scenarios for restoration planning.Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 1 29 14-25 doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2017.10.004

Navarro L.M., Fernández N., Guerra C., Guralnick R., Kissling W.D., Londoño M.C., Muller-Karger F., Turak E., Balvanera P., Costell, M.J., Delavaud A., El Serafy G.Y., Ferrier, S., Geijzendorffer I., Geller, G.N., Jetz W., Kim E.-S., Kim H., Martin C.S., McGeoch M.A., Mwampamba T.H., Nel J.L., Nicholson E., Pettorelli N., Schaepman M.E., Skidmore A., Sousa Pinto I., Vergara S., Vihervaara P., Xu H., Yahara T., Gill M. and Pereira H.M. (2017). Monitoring biodiversity change through effective global coordination. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29 158-169 doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2018.02.005

Payne D., Spehn E.M., Snethlage M. and Fischer M. (2017). Opportunities for research on mountain biodiversity under global change. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29 40–47 doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2017.11.001

Shannon L. and Coll M. (2017). Assessing the changing biodiversity of exploited marine ecosystems. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29 89–97 doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2018.01.008

Vanclay F (2017). Principles to gain a social licence to operate for green initiatives and biodiversity projects. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29 48–56 doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2017.11.003

Yamasaki E.Altermatt F., Cavender-Bares J., Schuman M.C., Zuppinger-Dingley D.Garonna I., Schneider F.D.Guillén-Escribà C.van Moorsel S.J.Hahl T.Schmid B.Schaepman-Strub G.Schaepman M.E. and Shimizu K.K. (2017). Genomics meets remote sensing in global change studies: monitoring and predicting phenology, evolution and biodiversity Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 29 177–186 doi:10.1016/j.cosust.2018.03.005