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L. Kohl, W. Wanek, K. Keiblinger, I. Hämmerle, L. Fuchslueger, T. Schneider, K. Riedel, L. Eberl, S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern, A. Richter. Nutrient controls on carbohydrate and lignin decomposition in beech litter, Geoderma (2023)


​N. Verbrigghe, K. Meeran, M. Bahn, A. Canarini, E. Fransen, L. Fuchslueger, J. Ingrisch, I. A. Janssens, A. Richter, B. D. Sigurdsson, J. L. Soong, S. Vicca, Long-term warming reduced microbial biomass but increased recent plant-derived C in microbes of a subarctic grassland; Soil Biology and Biochemistry (2022)


T. Reichert, A. Rammig, L. Fuchslueger, L. F. Lugli, C. A. Quesada, K. Fleischer, Plant phosphorus use and acquisition strategies in Amazonia; Tansley Review, New Phytologist (2022)


L. T. Verryckt, S. Vicca, L. Van Langenhove, C. Stahl, D. Asensio, I. Urbina, R. Ogaya, J. Llusià, O. Grau, G. Peguero, A. Gargallo-Garriga, E. A. Courtois, O. Margalef, M. Portillo-Estrada, P. Ciais, M. Obersteiner, L. Fuchslueger, L. F. Lugli, P.-R. Fernandez-Garberí, H. Vallicrosa, M. Verlinden, C. Ranits, P. Vermeir, S. Coste, E. Verbruggen, L. Brechet, J. Sardans, J. Chave, J. Penuelas, I. A. Janssens; Vertical profiles of leaf photosynthesis and traits, and soil nutrients, in two tropical rainforests in French Guiana before and after a three-year nitrogen and phosphorus addition experiment; Earth System Science Data (2022)


N. Verbrigghe, K. Meeran, M. Bahn, L. Fuchslueger, I. A. Janssens, A. Richter, B. D. Sigurdsson, J. L. Soong, S. Vicca, Negative priming of soil organic matter following long-term native warming of sub-arctic soils; Geoderma (2022)



D. Cusack, S. D. Addo-Danso, E. A. Agee, K. M. Andersen, M. Arnaud, S. A. Batterman, F. Brearley, M. I Ciochina, A. L Cordeiro, M. H. Diaz-Toribio, L. H. Dietterich, J. B. Fisher, K. Fleischer, C. Fortunel, L. Fuchslueger, N. R. Guerrero-Ramírez, M. Kotowska, L. F. Lugli, C. Marín, L. A. McCulloch, J. L. Maeght, D. Metcalf, R. J. Norby, R. Oliveira, J. S. Powers, T. Reichert, S. W. Smith, C. M. Smith-Martin, F. M. Soper, L. Toro, M. N Umana, O. J. Vlaverde-Barrantes, M. Weemstra, L. K. Werden, M. Wong, S. J. Wright, D. Yaffar. Tradeoffs and synergies in tropical root traits linked to nutrient and water acquisition; Frontiers in Global Change - Forest Soils (2021)


A. Gargallo-Garriga J. Sardans, K. Klem, L. Fuchslueger, J. Donald, C. Leroy, L. Van Langenhove, I. A. Janssens, O. Urban, J. Peñuelas Tree species and epiphyte taxa determine the “metabolomic niche” of canopy soils in a species-rich lowland tropical rainforest; metabolites (2021)

N. Martins, L. Fuchslueger*, K. Fleischer, K. M. Andersen, R. L. Assis, F. B. Baccaro, P. B. Camargo, A. L. Cordeiro, A. Grandis, I. P. Hartley, F. Hofhansl, L. F. Lugli, D. M. Lapola, J. G. Menezes, R. J. Norby, A. Rammig, J. S. Rosa, K. J. Schaap, B. Takeshi, O. J. Valverde-Barrantes, C. A. Quesada; Fine roots stimulate nutrient release during early stages of leaf litter decomposition in a Central Amazon rainforest; Plant and Soil (2021) *corresponding author

K. J. Schaap, L. Fuchslueger, M. R. Hoosbeek, F. Hofhansl, N. P. Martins, O. J. Valverde-Barrantes, I. P. Hartley, L. F. Lugli, C. A. Quesada. Litter inputs and phosphatase activity control the temporal variability of organic phosphorus in a tropical forest soil in the Central Amazon; Plant and Soil (2021)

A. Canarini, H. Schmidt, L. Fuchslueger, V. Martin, C. Herbold, D. Zezula, P. Gündler, R. Hasibeder, M. Jecmenica, M. Bahn, A. Richter, Ecological memory of recurrent drought modifies soil processes via changes in soil microbial community; Nature communications (2021)

L. Van Langenhove, T. Depaepe, L. Verrykt, H. Vallicrosa, L. Fuchslueger, L. F. Lugli, L. Bréchet, R. Ogaya, J. Llusia, I. Urbina, A. Gargallo-Garriga, O. Grau, A. Richter, J. Penuelas, D. Van Der Straeten, I. Janssens; Impact of nutrient additions on free-living nitrogen fixation in litter and soil of two French Guianese lowland tropical forests; JGR Biogeosciences (2021)

L. F. Lugli, J. S. Rosa, K. M.  Andersen, R. Di Ponzio, R. Almeida, M. Pires, A. C. Longhi, H. Cunha, N. Martins, R. Assis, A C Moraes, S. Souza, L E C. Aragão, J. Camargo, L. Fuchslueger, K. J. Schaap, O. J.  Valverde-Barrantes, P. Meir, CA. Quesada, L. Mercado, I. P. Hartley; Rapid responses of root traits and productivity to both phosphorus and cation additions in a lowland tropical forest in Amazonia, New Phytologist (2021)

L. Van Langenhove, T. Depaepe, L. Verryckt, L. Fuchslueger, J. Donald, C. Leroy, S. Krishna Moorthy, A. Gargallo-Garriga, M. D. Ellwood, H. Verbeeck, D. Van Der Straeten, J. Peñuelas, I. Janssens; Comparable canopy and soil free-living nitrogen fixation rates in a lowland tropical forest, Science of the Total Environment (2021)



A. L Cordeiro, R. J. Norby, K. M Andersen, O. J. Valverde-Barrantes, L. Fuchslueger, E. Oblitas, I. P. Hartley, C. M. Iversen, N. M. Goncalves, B. Takeshi, D. M. Lapola, C. A. Quesada; Fine root dynamics vary with soil depth and precipitation in a low nutrient tropical forest in the Central Amazonia, Plant-Environment-Interaction (2020).


F. Hofhansl, E Chacon-Madrigal, L. Fuchslueger, D. Jenking, A. Moreira-Beita, C. Plutzar, F. Silla, K. M. Andersen, D. M. Buchs, S. Dullinger, O. Franklin, P. Hietz, W. Huber, C. A. Quesada, A. Rammig, F. Schrodt, A. G. Vincent, A. Weissenhofer, W. Wanek; Climate and edaphic controls over tropical forest diversity and vegetation carbon storage, Scientific Reports (2020).

J. L. Soong, L. Fuchslueger, S. Marañon‐Jimenez, M. S. Torn, I. A. Janssens, J. Penuelas, A. Richter; Microbial carbon limitation - the need for integrating microorganisms into understanding of ecosystem carbon cycling; Global Change Biology (2020).

A. Halbritter, H. De Boeck, A. Eycott, D. Richardson, S. Vicca, … L. Fuchslueger… et al.: The handbook for standardised field and laboratory measurements in terrestrial climate-change experiments and observational studies; Methods in Ecology and Evolution 11, (2020), 22–37

T. W. N. Walker, I. A. Janssens, J. T. Weedon, B. D. Sigurdsson, A. Richter, J. Peñuelas, N. I. W. Leblans, M. Bahn, M. Bartrons, C. De Jonge, L. Fuchslueger, A. Gargallo-Garriga, G. E. Gunnarsdóttir, S. Marañón-Jiménez, E. S. Oddsdóttir, I. Ostonen, C. Poeplau, J. Prommer, D. Radujković, J. Sardans, P. Sigurðsson, J. L. Soong, S. Vicca, H. Wallander, K. Ilieva-Makulec, E. Verbruggen; A systematic overreaction to years versus decades of warming in a subarctic grassland ecosystem, Nature Ecology & Evolution (2020).


K. Fleischer, A. Rammig, M. G. De Kauwe, A. P. Walker, T. F. Domingues, L. Fuchslueger, S. Garcia, D. S. Goll, A. Grandis, M. Jiang, V. Haverd, F. Hofhansl, J. A. Holm, B. Kruijt, F. Leung, B. E. Medlyn, L. M. Mercado, R. J. Norby, B. Pak, C. Von Randow, C. A. Quesada, K. J. Schaap, O. J. Valverde-Barrantes, Y.-P. Wang, X. Yang, S. Zaehle, Q. Zhu, D. Lapola; Amazon forest response to CO2 fertilization dependent on plant phosphorus acquisition; Nature Geoscience (2019).

L. Fuchslueger, B. Wild, M. Mooshammer, M. Takriti, S. Kienzl, A. Knoltsch, F. Hofhansl, M. Bahn, A. Richter; Microbial carbon and nitrogen cycling responses to drought and temperature in differently managed mountain grasslands; Soil Biology and Biochemistry (2019).

S. Marañon-Jimenez, J. Peñuelas, A. Richter, B. D. Sigurdsson, L. Fuchslueger, N. Leblans, I. A. Janssens; Coupled carbon and nitrogen losses in response to seven years of chronic warming in subarctic soils; Soil Biology and Biochemistry (2019).

L. F. Lugli, K. M. Andersen, L. E. O. C. Aragão, A. L. Cordeiro, H. F. V. Cunha, L. Fuchslueger, P. Meir, L. M. Mercado, E. Oblitas, C. A. Quesada, J. S. Rosa, K. J. Schaap, O. Valverde-Barrantes, I. P. Hartley; Multiple phosphorus acquisition strategies adopted by fine roots in low fertility soils in Central Amazonia; Plant and Soil (2019).


S. Dötterl, A. A. Berhe, J. W. Harden, C. Vogel, E. Nadeu, S. Trumbore, L. Fuchslueger, C. Arnold, J. Schnecker, P. Finke, P. Finer, S. Bodé, M. Giepentrog P. Boeckx; Mineral weathering diversifies soil carbon and microbial dynamics response to warming; Nature geoscience (2018).


L. Fuchslueger, M. Bahn, R. Hasibeder, S. Kienzl, K. Fritz, M. Schmitt, M. Watzka, A. Richter; Drought-history affects grassland plant and microbial carbon turnover during and after a subsequent drought; Journal of Ecology 104 (2016). 1453-1465;


F. Hofhansl, K. M Andersen, K. Fleischer, L. Fuchslueger, A. Rammig, K. J Schaap, O. J. Valverde-Barrantes, D. M Lapola; Amazon forest ecosystem responses to elevated atmospheric CO2 and alterations in nutrient availability: filling the gaps with model-experiment integration; Frontiers in Earth Science 4(19), (2016) 1-19;



R. Hasibeder, L. Fuchslueger, K. Fritz, A. Richter, M. Bahn; Summer drought alters dynamics of carbon allocation to roots and root respiration in mountain grassland; New Phytologist 205(3) (2015) 1117-1127;


C. Kaiser, M. Kilburn, P. Clode, L. Fuchslueger, M. Koranda, J. Cliff, Z. Solaiman, D. Murphy; Exploring the transfer of recent plant photosynthates to soil microbes: mycorrhizal pathway versus direct root exudations; New Phytologist 205(4) (2015) 1537-1551;



L. Fuchslueger, E.-M. Kastl, F. Bauer, S. Kienzl, R. Hasibeder, T. Ladreiter-Knauss, M. Schmitt, M. Bahn, M. Schloter, A. Richter, U. Szukics; Effects of drought on nitrogen turnover and ammonia-oxidizer abundances depend on land-management in mountain grasslands; Biogeosciences 11(21), (2014) 6003-6015;

M. Mooshammer, W. Wanek, I. Hämmerle, L. Fuchslueger, F. Hofhansl, A. Knoltsch, J. Schnecker, M. Takriti, M. Watzka, B. Wild, K. M. Keiblinger, S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern, A. Richter; Adjustment of microbial N use efficiency to C:N imbalances regulates soil N cycling; Nature communications 5 (2014); Article number: 3694;


J. Schnecker, B. Wild, F. Hofhansl, R. J. Eloy Alves, J. Bárta, P. Čapek, L. Fuchslueger, N. Gentsch, A. Gittel, G. Guggenberger, A. Hofer, S. Kienzl, A. Knoltsch, N. Lashchinskiy, R. Mikutta, H. Šantrůčková, O. Shibistova, M.Takriti, T. Urich, G. Weltin, A. Richter; Effects of soil organic matter properties and microbial community composition on enzyme activities in cryoturbated arctic soils; PlosOne 9(4): (2014); e94076;


L. Fuchslueger, M. Bahn, K. Fritz, R. Hasibeder, A. Richter; Experimental drought reduces the transfer of recently fixed plant carbon to soil microbes and alters the bacterial community composition in a mountain meadow; New Phytologist 201 (2014), 916-927;


M. Koranda, C. Kaiser, L. Fuchslueger, B. Kitzler, A. Sessitsch, S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern, A. Richter; Fungal and bacterial utilization of organic substrates depends on substrate complexity and N availability; FEMS microbial ecology 87 (2014), 142-152;

before 2013

M. Koranda, C. Kaiser, L. Fuchslueger, B. Kitzler, A. Sessitsch, S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern, A. Richter; Seasonal variation in functional properties of microbial communities in beech forest soils; Soil Biology & Biochemistry 60 (2013), 95-104;


J. Schnecker, B. Wild, L. Fuchslueger, A. Richter; A field method to samples from temperate mountain grassland soils for analysis of phospholipid fatty acids; Soil Biology & Biochemistry 51 (2012), 81-83;


M. Mooshammer, W. Wanek, J. Schnecker, B. Wild, S. Leitner, F. Hofhansl, A. Blöchl, I. Hämmerle, A. Frank, L. Fuchslueger, K. Keiblinger, S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern, A. Richter; Stoichiometric controls of nitrogen and phosphorus cycling in decomposing beech leaf litter; Ecology 93 (2012), 770-782;

M. Koranda, J. Schnecker, C. Kaiser, L. Fuchslueger, B. Kitzler, C. F. Stange, A. Sessitsch, S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern, A. Richter; Microbial processes and community composition in the rhizosphere of European beech – The influence of plant C exudates; Soil Biology & Biochemistry 43 (2011), 551-558;


C. Kaiser, L. Fuchslueger, M. Koranda, M. Gorfer, C. F. Stange, B. Kitzler, F. Rasche, J. Strauss, A. Sessitsch, S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern, A. Richter; Plants control the seasonal dynamics of microbial N cycling in a beech forest soil by belowground C allocation; Ecology 92(5) (2011), 1036–1051;


C. Kaiser, M. Koranda, B. Kitzler, L. Fuchslueger, J.  Schnecker, P. Schweiger, F. Rasche, S. Zechmeister-Boltenstern, A. Sessitsch, A. Richter; Belowground carbon allocation by trees drives seasonal patterns of extracellular enzyme activities by altering microbial community composition in a beech forest soil; New Phytologist 187 (2010), 843 – 858;

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