*Gessler A, Schaub M, McDowell NG. 2017. Tansley Insight: The role of nutrients in drought-induced tree mortality and recovery. New Phytologist, 214: 513–520.Pasted Graphic

Gessler A. 2017. Where does it come from, where does it go? The role of the xylem for plant CO2 efflux. Journal of Experimental Botany 68: 2633-2636 Pasted Graphic

Milcu A, Gessler A, Roscher C, Rose L, Kayler Z, Bachmann D, Pirhofer-Walzl K, Zavadlav S, Galiano L, Buchmann T, Scherer-Loremzen M, Roy J. 2017. Top canopy nitrogen allocation linked to increased grassland carbon uptake in stands of varying species richness. Scientific Reports 7: 8392 Pasted Graphic

Ratcliffe S, Wirth C, Jucker T, van der Plas F, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Verheyen K, Allan E, Benavides R, Bruelheide H, Ohse B, Paquette A, Ampoorter E, Crespo C, Bauhus J, Bonal D, Bouriaud O, Busso tti F, Carnol M, Castagneyrol B, Checko E, Dawud S, de Wandeler H, Domisch T, Finer L, Fischer M, Fotelli M, Gessler A, Granier A, Grossiord C, Guyot V, Haase J, Hattenschwiler S, Jactel H, Jaroszewicz B, Joly F-X, Kambach S, Kolb S, Korichev J, Liebergesell M, Milligan H, Müller S, Muys B, Nguyen D, Nock C, Pollastrini M, Purschke O, Radoglou K, Raulund-Rasmussen, K, Roger F, Ruiz-Benito P, Seidl R, Selvi F, Seiferling I, Stenlid J, Valladares F, Vesterdal L, Baeten L. 2017. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning relations in European forests depend on environmental context. Ecology Letters 20: 1414–1426 Pasted Graphic

van der Plas F, Ratcliffe S, Ruiz-Benito P, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Verheyen K, Wirth C, Zavala M, Ampoorter E, Baeten L, Barbaro L, Crespo C, Bauhus J, Benavides R, Bennete, A, Bonal D, Bouriaud O, Bruelheide H, Bussotti F, Carnol M, Castagneyrol B, Charbonnier Y, Cornelissen H, Dahlgren J, Checko E, Coppi A, Dawud S, Deconchat M, DeSmedt P, De Wandeler H, Domisch T, Finer L, Fotelli M, Gessler A, Granier A, Grossiord C, Guyot V, Haase J, Hattenschwiler S, Jactel H, Jaroszewicz B, Joly F-X, Jucker T, Kambach S, Kändler G, Kattge J, Koricheva J, Kunstler G, Lehtonen A, Liebergesell M, Manning P, Milligan H, Müller S, Muys B, Nguyen D, Nock C, Ohse B, Paquette A, Penuelas J, Pollastrini M, Radoglou K, Raulund-Rasmussen K, Roger F, Seidl R, Selvi F, Stenlid J, Valladares F, van Keer J, Vesterdal L, Fischer M, Gamfeldt L, Allan E. 2017. Continental mapping of forest ecosystem functions reveals a high but unrealized potential for forest multifunctionality. Ecology Letters, accepted

Kayler ZE, Badrian M, Frackowski A, Rieckh H, Nitzsche KN, Kalettka T, Merz C, Gessler A. 2017. Ephemeral kettle hole water and sediment temporal and spatial dynamics within an agricultural catchment. Ecohydrology, accepted

Jucker T, Grossiord C, Bonal D, Bouriaud O, Gessler A, Coomes DA. 2017. Detecting the fingerprint of drought across Europe's forests: do carbon isotope ratios and stem growth rates tell similar stories? Forest Ecosystems accepted

Zhou Y, Zhang B, Stuart-Williams H, Grice K, Hocart CH, Gessler A, Kayler ZE, Farquhar GD. 2017. On the contribution of photorespiration and compartmentation to the contrasting intramolecular 2H profiles of C3 and C4 plant sugars. Phytochemistry accepted

Thoms R, Köhler M, Gessler A, Gleisner G. 2017. Above and below ground carbohydrate allocation differs between ash (Fraxinus excelsior L.) and beech (Fagus sylvatica L.). PLOS ONE 2 (9): e0184247 Pasted Graphic

Resco de Dios V, Gessler A. 2017. Circadian regulation of photosynthesis and transpiration from genes to ecosystems. Environmental and Experimental Botany, online Pasted Graphic

Kleiber A, Duan Q, Jansen K, Verena Junker L, Kammerer B, Rennenberg H, Ensminger I, Gessler A, Kreuzwieser J. 2017. Drought effects on root and needle terpenoid content of a coastal and an interior Douglas fir provenance. Tree Physiology online Pasted Graphic

Nitzsche KN, Kaiser M, Premke K, Gessler A, Ellerbrock R, Hoffmann C, Kleeberg A, Kayler ZE. 2017. Organic matter distribution and retention along transects from hilltop to kettle hole within an agricultural landscape. Biogeochemistry 136: 47-70. Pasted Graphic

Chen H, Oram N, Barry KE, Mommer L, van Ruijven J, de Kroon H, Ebeling A, Eisenhauer N, Fischer C, Gleixner G, Gessler A, González Macé O, Hacker N, Hildebrandt A, Lange M, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Scheu S, Oelmann Y, Wagg C, Wilcke W, Wirth C, Weigelt A. 2017. Root chemistry and soil fauna, but not soil abiotic conditions explain the effects of plant diversity on root decomposition. Oecologia 185: 499–511 Pasted Graphic

Lehmann MM, Goldsmith GR, Schmid L, Gessler A, Saurer M, Siegwolf RTW. 2017. The effect of 18O-labelled water vapour on the oxygen isotope ratio of water and assimilates in plants at high humidity. New Phytologist, online Pasted Graphic

Oram N, Ravenek J, Barry K, Weigelt A, Chen H, Gessler A, Gockele A, de Kroon H, van der Paauw JW, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Smit-Tiekstra A, van Ruijven J, Mommer L. 2017. Belowground complementarity effects in a grassland biodiversity experiment are related to deep-rooting species. Journal of Ecology online Pasted Graphic

dams HD, Zeppel MJB, Anderegg WRL, Hartmann H, Landhäusser SM, Tissue DT, Huxman TE, Hudson PJ, Franz TE, Allen CD, Anderegg LDL, Barron-Gafford GA, Beerling DJ, Breshears DD, Brodribb TJ, Bugmann H, Cobb RC, Collins AD, Dickman LT, Duan H, Ewers BE, Galiano L, Galvez DA, Garcia-Forner N, Gaylord ML, Germino MJ, Gessler A, Hacke UG, Hakamada R, Hector A, Jenkins MW, Kane JM, Kolb TE, Law DJ, Lewis JD, Limousin J-M, Love DM, Macalady AK, Martínez-Vilalta J, Mencuccini M, Mitchell PJ, Muss JD, O’Brien MJ, O’Grady AP, Pangle RE, Pinkard EA, Piper FI, Plaut JA, Pockman WT, Quirk J, Reinhardt K, Ripullone F, Ryan MG, Sala A, Sevanto S, Sperry JS, Vargas R, Vennetier M, Way DA, Xu C, Yepez EA, McDowell NG. 2017. A multi-species synthesis of physiological mechanisms in drought-induced tree mortality. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 1285–1291 Pasted Graphic

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, Hildebrandt A. 2017. Dynamic niche partitioning in root water uptake facilitates efficient water use in more diverse grassland plant communities. Functional Ecology online Pasted Graphic

*Galiano L, Timofeeva G, Saurer M, Siegwolf R, Martínez-Vilalta J, Hommel R, Gessler A. 2017. The fate of recently fixed carbon after drought release: towards unravelling C storage regulation in Tilia platyphyllos and Pinus sylvestris. Plant, Cell and Environment 40:1711.1724. Pasted Graphic

Resco de Dios V, Gessler A, Ferrio JP, Alday JG, 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 DT, Tjoelker MG, 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. Pasted Graphic

Simon J, Dannenmann M, Pena R, Gessler A, Rennenberg H. 2017.
Nitrogen nutrition of beech forests in a changing climate: Importance of plant-soil-microbe water, carbon, and nitrogen interactions. Plant and Soil 418: 89–114. Pasted Graphic

Feichtinger LM, Siegwolf RTW, Gessler A, Buchmann N, Lévesque M, Rigling A. 2017. Plasticity in gas-exchange physiology of mature Scots pine and European larch drive short- and long-term adjustments to changes in water availability. Plant, Cell and Environment 40: 1972-1983 Pasted Graphic

Nitzsche KN, Kalettka T, Premke K, Lischeid G, Gessler A, Kayler ZE, 2017.
Land-use and hydroperiod affect kettle hole sediment carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry. Science of the Total Environment 574: 46-56 Pasted Graphic

Haeni M, Zweifel R, Eugster W, Gessler A, Zielis S, Bernhofer C, Carrara A, Grünwald T, Havránková K, Heinesch B, Herbst M, Ibrom A, Knohl A, Lagergren F, Law BE, Marek M, Matteucci G, McCaughey JH, Minerbi S, Montagnani L, Moors E, Olejnik J, Pavelka M, Pilegaard K, Pita G, Rodrigues A, Sanz Sánchez MJ, Schelhaas M-J, Urbaniak M, Valentin R, Varlagin A, Vesala T, Vincke C, Wu J, Buchmann N. 2017. Timing of the compensation of winter respiratory carbon losses provides explanatory power for net ecosystem productivity of forests. Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences, 122: 243-260. Pasted Graphic

Weisser W, Roscher C, Meyer ST, Ebeling A, Luo G, Allan E, Beßler H, Barnard R, Buchmann N, Buscot F, Engels C, Fischer C, Fischer M, Gessler A, Gleixner G, Halle D, Hildebrandt A, Hillebrand H, De Kroon H, Lange M, Leimer S, Le Roux X, Milcu A, Mommer L, Niklaus P, Oelmann Y, Proulx R, Roy J, Scherber C, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Scheu S, Tscharntke T, Wachendorf M, Wagg C, Weigelt A, Wilcke W, Wirth C, Schulze E-D, Schmid B, Eisenhauer N. 2017. Biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning in a 15-year grassland experiment: patterns, mechanisms, and open questions. Basic and Applied Ecology 23: 1-71 Pasted Graphic

Liu J-F, Arend M, Yang W-J, Schaub M, Ni Y-Y, Gessler A, Jiang Z, Rigling A, Li M. 2017. Effects of drought on leaf carbon source and growth of European beech are modulated by soil type. Scientific Reports 7:42462 Pasted Graphic

Gessler A, Roy J, Kayler Z, Ferrio JP, Alday JG, Bahn M, del Castillo J, Devidal S, García-Muñoz S, Landais D, Martín-Gomez P, Milcu A, Piel C, Pirhofer-Walzl K, Galiano L, Schaub M, Haeni M, Ravel O, Salekin S, Tissue DT, Tjoelker MG, 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 Pasted Graphic

García Plazaola JI, Fernández Marín B, Ferrio JP, Alday JG, Hoch G, Landais D, Milcu A, Tissue DT, Voltas J, Gessler A, Roy J, Resco de Dios V. 2017. Endogenous circadian rhythms in pigment composition induce changes in photochemical efficiency in plant canopies. Plant, Cell and Environment 40: 1153–1162. Pasted Graphic

Li R, Yang Q, Zhang W, Zheng W, Chi Y, Xu M, Fang Y, Gessler A , Li M-H, Wang S. 2017. Thinning effect on photosynthesis depends on needle ages in a Chinese fir (Cunninghamia lanceolata) plantation. Science of the Total Environment, 580: 900-906. Pasted Graphic

von Arx G, Arzac, A, Fonti P, Frank D, Zweifel R, Rigling A, Galiano L, Gessler A, Olano J. 2017. Responses of sapwood ray parenchyma and non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) of Pinus sylvestris to drought and long-term irrigation. Functional Ecology 31:1371–1382 Pasted Graphic

Chen H, Mommer L, van Ruijven, J, de Kroon H, Fischer C, Gessler, A, Hildebrandt A, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Wirth C, Weigelt A. 2017. Plant species richness negatively affects root decomposition in grasslands. Journal of Ecology 105: 209-218. Pasted Graphic

Pollastrini M, Garcia Nogales A, Benavides R, Bonal D, Finer L, Fotelli M, Gessler A, Grossiord C, Radoglou K, Strasser R, Bussotti F. 2017. Tree diversity affects chlorophyll a fluorescence and other leaf traits of tree species in a boreal forest. Tree Physiology 37: 199-208. Pasted Graphic

Junker L, Kleiber A, Jansen K, Wildhagen H, Hess M, Kayler Z, Kammerer B, Schnitzler J-P, Kreuzwieser J, Gessler A, Ensminger I. 2017. Variation in short-term and long-term responses of photosynthesis and isoprenoid-mediated photoprotection to soil water availability in four Douglas-fir provenances. Scientific Reports 7: 40145 Pasted Graphic

*Kayler Z, Keitel C, Jansen K, Gessler A. 2017.
Experimental evidence of two mechanisms coupling leaf-level C assimilation to rhizosphere CO2 release. Environmental and Experimental Botany 135: 21-26. Pasted Graphic


Nussbaumer A, Waldner P, Etzold S, Gessler A, Benham S, Thomsen IM, Jørgensen BB, Timmermann V, Verstraeten A, Sioen G, Rautio P, Ukonmaanaho L, Skudnik M, Apuhtin V, Hug C, Burkart A, Braun S, Genau K, Wauer A, Bernhard M, Ebinger T. 2016.
Patterns of mast fruiting of common beech, sessile and common oak, Norway spruce and Scots pine in Central and Northern Europe. Forest Ecology and Management 363: 237-251 Pasted Graphic

Milcu A, Puga-Freitas R, Ellison AM, Blouin M, Scheu S, Girin T, Frechet G, Rose L, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Barot S, Lata J-C, Cesarz S, Eisenhauer N, Gigon A, Weigelt A, Hansart A, Greiner A, Pando A, Gessler A, Grignani C, Assandri D, Gleixner G, Le Galliard J-F, Urban-Mead K, Zavattaro L, Muller MEH, Lange M, Lukac M, Bonkowski M, Mannerheim N, Buchnann N, Butenschoen O, Rotter P, Seyhun R, Devidal S, Kayler Z, Roy J. 2016. Systematic variability enhances the reproducibility of an ecological study. bioRxiv, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/080119

Gessler A, Treydte K. 2016. The fate and age of carbon – insights into the storage and remobilisation dynamics in trees. New Phytologist 209: 1338-1340 Pasted Graphic

Ma S, Churkina G, Gessler A, Wieland R, Bellocchi G. 2016. Yield gap of winter wheat in Europe and sensitivity of potential yield to climate factors. Climate Research 67:179-190 Pasted Graphic

*Volkmann THM, Haberer K, Gessler A, Weiler M. 2016. High-resolution isotope measurements resolve rapid ecohydrological dynamics at the soil-plant interface. New Phytologist 210: 839-849. Pasted Graphic

Arend M, Sever K, Pflug E, Gessler A, Schaub M. 2016. Seasonal photosynthetic response of European beech to severe summer drought: limitation, recovery and post-drought stimulation. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 220: 83–89 Pasted Graphic

Arend M, Gessler A, Schaub M. 2016. The influence of the soil on spring and autumn phenology in European beech. Tree Physiology 36:78-85 Pasted Graphic.

Milcu A, Eugster W, Bachmann D, Guderle M, Roscher C, Gockele A, Landais D, Ravel O, Gessler A, Lange M, Ebeling A, Weisser W, Roy J, Hildebrandt A, Buchmann N. 2016 Plant species and functional diversity increase grassland productivity-related water vapor fluxes: a combined Ecotron and modeling approach. Ecology 97: 2044-2054 Pasted Graphic

Pollastrini M, Feducci M, Bonal D, Fotelli M, Gessler A, Gossiord G, Guyot V, Jactel H, Nguyen D, Radoglou K, Bussotti F. 2016.
Physiological significance of forest tree defoliation: results from a survey in a mixed forest in Tuscany (central Italy). Forest Ecology and Management 361:170-178 Pasted Graphic

Giugiola A, Ogée J, Rigling A, Gessler A, Bugmann H, Treydte K. 2016. Improvement of water and light availability after thinning at a xeric site: Which matters more? A dual isotope approach. New Phytologist 210:108-121 Pasted Graphic

Du B, Jansen K, Kleiber A, Eiblmeier M, Kammerer B, Ensminger I, Gessler A, Rennenberg H, Kreuzwieser J. 2016. Coastal and interior Douglas fir provenances exhibit different metabolic strategies to deal with drought stress. Tree Physiology 36:148-163 Pasted Graphic

Hentschel R, Hommel R, Poschenrieder W, Grote R, Holst J, Biernath C, Gessler A, Priesack E. 2016. Stomatal conductance and intrinsic water use efficiency in the drought year 2003 – A case study of European beech. Trees, 30:153-174 Pasted Graphic

Nitzsche KN, Verch G, Premke K, Gessler A, Kayler ZE. 2016. Visualizing land-use and management complexity within biogeochemical cycles of an agricultural landscape. Ecosphere 7: e01282. Pasted Graphic

Volkmann THM, Kühnhammer K, Herbstritt K, Gessler A, Weiler M. 2016.
A method for in situ monitoring of the isotopic composition of tree xylem water using laser spectroscopy. Plant, Cell and Environment 39: 2055-2063 Pasted Graphic

Premke K, Attermeyer K, Augustin J, Cabezas A, Casper P, Deumlich D, Gelbrecht J, Gerke HH, Gessler A, Grossart H-P, Hilt S, Hupfer M, Kalettka T, Kayler Z, Lischeid G, Sommer M, Zak K. 2016. Importance of landscape complexity for C fluxes on the landscape level: Small scale heterogeneity matters WIREs Water 3: 601-617. Pasted Graphic

Weise L, Ulrich A, Moreano M, Gessler A, Kayler, Z, Steger K, Zeller B, Rudolph K, Knezevic-Jaric, J, Premke K. 2016. Water level changes affect carbon turnover and microbial community composition in lake sediments. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 92: fiw035 Pasted Graphic

Von Rein I, Gessler A, Premke K, Keitel C, Ulrich A, Kayler ZE. 2016. Forest understory plant and soil microbial response to an experimentally induced drought and heat-pulse event: the importance of maintaining the continuum. Global Change Biology 22: 2861–2874 Pasted Graphic

Yan C-F, Gessler A, Rigling A, Dobbertin M, Han X-G, Li M-H. 2016
Effects of mistletoe removal on growth, N and C reserves and carbon and oxygen isotope composition in Scots pine hosts. Tree Physiology 36: 562-575. Pasted Graphic

Anderegg WRL, Martinez-Vilalta J, Cailleret M, Camarero JJ, Ewers B, Galbraith D, Gessler A, Grote R, Huang C-Y, Levick S, Powell TL, Rowland L, Sánchez-Salguero R, Trotsiuk V. 2016. When a tree dies in the forest: Scaling climate-driven tree mortality to ecosystem water and carbon fluxes. Ecosystems 19: 1133-1147 Pasted Graphic

Hommel R, Siegwolf R, Zavadlav S, Arend M, Schaub M, Galiano L, Haeni M, Kayler Z, Gessler A. 2016. Impact of interspecific competition and drought on the allocation of new assimilates in trees. Plant Biology 18: 785-796 Pasted Graphic

van der Plas F, Manning P, Allan E, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Verheyen K, Wirth C, Zavala MA, Hector A, Ampoorter E, Baeten L, Barbaro L, Bauhus J, Benavides R, Benneter A, Berthold F, Bonal D, Bouriaud O, Bruelheide H, Bussotti F, Carnol M, Castagneyrol B, Charbonnier Y, Coomes D, Coppi A, Bastias CC, Dawud SM, De Wandeler H, Domisch T, Finér L, Gessler A, Granier A, Grossiord C, Guyot V, Hättenschwiler S, Jactel H, Jaroszewicz B, Joly F-X, Jucker T, Koricheva J, Milligan H, Müller S, Muys B, Nguyen D, Pollastrini M, Raulund-Rasmussen K, Selvi F, Stenlid J, Valladares F, Vesterdal L, Zielínski D, Fischer M. 2015. ‘Jack-of-all-trades’ effects drive biodiversity-ecosystem multifunctionality relationships in European forests. Nature Communications 7: 11109 Pasted Graphic

van der Plas F., Manning P., Soliveres S, Allan E, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Verheyen K, Wirth C, Zavala MA, Ampoorter E, Baeten L, Barbaro L, Bauhus J, Benavides R, Benneter A, Bonal D, Bouriaud O, Bruelheide H, Bussotti F, Carnol M, Castagneyrol B, Charbonnier Y, Coomes DA, Coppi A, Bestias CC, Dawud SM, De Wandeler H, Domisch T, Finér L, Gessler A, Granier A, Grossiord C, Guyot V, Hättenschwiler S, Jactel H, Jaroszewicz B, Joly F-X, Jucker T, Koricheva J, Milligan H, Mueller S, Muys B, Nguyen D, Pollastrini M, Ratcliffe S, Raulund-Rasmussen K, Selvi F, Stenlid J, Valladares F, Vesterdal L, Zielínski D, Fischer M. 2016. Biotic homogenization can decrease landscape-scale forest multifunctionality. Proceedings of fhe National Academy of Sciences doi: 10.1073/pnas.1517903113 Pasted Graphic

Resco de Dios V., Gessler A., Ferrio J.P., Alday J.G., Bahn M., del Castillo J., Devidal S., Garcia-Munoz S., Kayler Z., Landais D., Martín Gómez P., Milcu A., Piel C., Pirhofer-Walzl K., Ravel O., Salekin S., Tissue D.T., Tjoelker M.G., Voltas J., Roy J. 2016. Circadian rhythms have significant effects on leaf-to-canopy gas exchange under field conditions. GigaScience 5:43 Pasted Graphic

Forrester D.I., Bonal D., Dawud S., Gessler A., Granier A., Pollastrini M., Grossiord C. 2016. Drought responses by individual tree species are not often correlated with tree species diversity in European forests. Journal of Applied Ecology 53: 1725-1734 Pasted Graphic

Zhou Y, Grice K, Stuart-Williams H, Hocart CH, Gessler A, Farquhar G. 2016. Hydrogen isotopic differences between C3 and C4 land plant lipids: consequences of compartmentation in C4 photosynthetic chemistry and C3 photorespiration. Plant Cell and Environment 39: 2676-2690 Pasted Graphic

Grote R, Gessler A, Hommel R, Poschenrieder W, Priesack E. 2016. Importance of tree height and social position for drought-related stress on tree growth and mortality. Trees, 30: 1467-1482 Pasted Graphic

von Rein I, Kayler ZE, Premke K, Gessler A. 2016. Desiccation of sediments affects assimilate transport within aquatic plants and carbon transfer to microorganisms. Plant Biology, 18: 947-961 Pasted Graphic

*Hagedorn F., Joseph J., Peter M., Luster J., Pritsch K., Geppert U., Kerner R., Molinier V., Egli S., Schaub M., Liu J.-F., Li M., Sever K., Weiler M., Siegwolf R., Gessler A., Arend M. 2016. Recovery of trees from drought depends on belowground sink control. Nature Plants 2: 16111. Pasted Graphic


Gimbel KF, Felsman K, Baudis M, Puhlmann H, Gessler A, Bruelheide H, Kayler Z, Ellerbrock RH, Ulrich A, Welk E, Weiler M. 2015.
Drought in forest understory ecosystems – a novel rainfall reduction experiment. Biogeosciences 12:961-975. Pasted Graphic

Zhou Y, Stuart-Williams H, Grice K, Kayler ZE, Zavadlav S, Vogts A, Rommerskirchen F, Farquhar G, Gessler A. 2015
. Allocate carbon for a reason: priorities are reflected in the 13C/12C ratios of plant lipids synthesized via three independent biosynthetic pathways. Phytochemistry 111: 14-20. Pasted Graphic

Grossiord C, Forner A, Gessler A, Granier A, Pollastrini M, Valladares F, Bonal D. 2015. Influence of species interactions on transpiration of Mediterranean tree species during a summer drought. European Journal of Forest Research, 134: 365-376. Pasted Graphic

Grossiord C, Gessler A, Granier A, Bonal D. 2015. Les forêts tempérées face aux conséquences du changement climatique : est-il primordial de favoriser une plus forte diversité d’arbres dans les peuplements forestiers? Revue Forestière Française 67: 99-110 Pasted Graphic

Peuke AD, Gessler A, Trumbore S, Windt CW, Homan N, Gerkema EDO, Van As H. 2015. Phloem flow and sugar transport in Ricinus communis L. is inhibited under anoxic conditions of shoot or roots. Plant, Cell & Environment 38:433-447. Pasted Graphic

Rillig MC, Kiessling W, Borsch T, Gessler A, Greenwood AD, Hofer H, Joshi J, Schröder B, Thoenicke K, Tockner K, Weisshuhn K, Jeltsch F. 2015. Biodiversity research: data without theory – theory without data. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 3:20 Pasted Graphic

Pfautsch S, Bell TL, Gessler A. 2015. Uptake, transport and redistribution of amino nitrogen in woody plants. In: Amino acids in higher plants (ed. D’Mello JPF), CABI, Wallingford, UK, pp 315-339.

Felsmann K, Baudis M, Gimbel K, Kayler ZE, Ellerbrock R, Bruehlheide H, Bruckhoff, J, Welk E, Puhlmann H, Weiler M, Gessler A, Ulrich A. 2015. Soil bacterial community structure responses to precipitation reduction and forest management in forest ecosystems across Germany. PLOS ONE 10 (4): e0122539 Pasted Graphic

Lanza G, Wirth S, Gessler A, Kern J. 2015. Short-term response of soil respiration to addition of chars: impact of fermentation post-processing and mineral nitrogen Pedosphere 25: 761-769. Pasted Graphic

Hacker N, Ebeling A, Gessler A, Gleixner G, Gonzales O, De Kroon H, Lange M, Mommer L, Eisenhauer N, Ravenek J, Scheu S, Weigelt A, Wagg C, Wilcke W, Oelmann Y. 2015. Microbe-rhizosphere interactions shape plant diversity effects on P mobilization from organic matter in soil. Ecology Letters 18: 1356–1365 Pasted Graphic

Resco de Dios V, Roy J, Ferrio JP, Alday J, Landais D, Milcu A, Gessler A. 2015. Processes driving nocturnal transpiration and implications for estimating land evapotranspiration. Scientific Reports 5: 10975. Pasted Graphic


Grossiord C, Gessler A, Granier A, Berger S, Bréchet C, Hentschel R, Hommel R, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Bonal D. 2014 Impact of interspecific interactions on the depth of soil water uptake in a young temperate mixed plantation. Journal of Hydrology, 519: 3511-3519 Pasted Graphic

Jansen K, Du B, Kayler Z, Siegwolf R, Ensminger I, Rennenberg H, Kammerer B, Jaeger C, Schaub M, Kreuzwieser J, Gessler A. 2014. Douglas-fir seedlings exhibit metabolic responses to increased temperature and atmospheric drought. PLOS ONE 9(12): e114165. Pasted Graphic

*Grossiord C, Granier A, Ratcliffe S, Bouriaud O, Bruelheide H, Chećko E. Forrester DI, Dawud SM, Finér L, Pollastrini M, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Valladares F, Bonal D, Gessler A. 2014.
Tree diversity does not always improve resistance of forest ecosystems to drought. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111:14812–14815. Pasted Graphic

Gockele A, Weigelt A, Gessler A, Scherer-Lorenzen M. 2014. Quantifying resource use complementarity in grassland species: a comparison of different nutrient tracers. Pedobiologia, 57: 251–256.  Pasted Graphic

Du B, Jansen K, Junker LV, Eiblmeier M, Kreuzwieser J, Gessler A, Ensminger I, Rennenberg H. 2014.
Elevated temperature differently affects foliar nitrogen partitioning in seedlings of diverse Douglas fir provenances. Tree Physiology, 34: 1090–1101 Pasted Graphic

Grossiord C, Granier A, Gessler A, Jucker T, Bonal D. 2014. Does Drought Influence the Relationship between Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning in Boreal Forests? Ecosystems, 17: 394–404 Pasted Graphic

Milcu A, Roscher C, Gessler A, Bachmann D, Gockele A, Guderle M, Landais D, Piel C, Escape C, Devidal S, Ravel O, Buchmann N, Gleixner G, Hildebrandt A, Roy J. 2014. Functional diversity of leaf nitrogen concentrations drives grassland carbon fluxes. Ecology Letters 17: 435-444 Pasted Graphic

Treydte K, Boda S, Graf Pannatier E, Fonti P, Frank D, Ullrich B, Saurer M, Siegwolf R, Battipaglia G, Werner W, Gessler A. 2014
Seasonal transfer of oxygen isotopes from precipitation and soil to the tree ring: source water versus needle water enrichment. New Phytologist 202: 772-783. Pasted Graphic

*Hommel R, Siegwolf R., Saurer M, Farquhar GD, Kayler Z, Ferrio JP, Gessler A. 2014. Drought response of mesophyll conductance in forest understory species - Impacts on water use efficiency and interactions with leaf water movement. Physiologia Plantarum 152: 98-114. Pasted Graphic

Grossiord C, Gessler A, Granier A, Pollastrini M, Bussotti F, Bonal D. 2014.
Interspecific competition influences the response of oak transpiration to increasing drought stress in a mixed Mediterranean forest. Forest Ecology and Management 318: 54-61. Pasted Graphic

Song X, Farquhar GD, Gessler A, Barbour MM. 2014.
Turnover time of the non-structural carbohydrate pool influences delta O-18 of leaf cellulose. Plant, Cell and Environment 37: 2500–2507 Pasted Graphic

Hentschel R, Rosner S, Kayler ZE, Andreassen K, Børja I, Sollberg S, Tveito OE, Priesack E, Gessler A. 2014.
Norway spruce physiological and anatomical predisposition to dieback. Forest Ecology and Management, 322: 27–36. Pasted Graphic

Ravenek JM, Bessler H, Engels C, Scherer-Lorenzen M , Gessler A, Gockele A, De Luca E, Temperton VM, Ebeling A, Roscher C, Schmid B, Weisser WW, Wirth C, de Kroon H, Weigelt A, Mommer L. 2014.
Long-term study of root biomass in a biodiversity experiment reveals shifts in diversity effects over time. Oikos 123: 1528–1536 Pasted Graphic

Baudis M, Felsmann K, Gimbel K, Ellerbrock R, Gessler A, Kayler Z, Puhlmann H, Ulrich A, Weiler M, Welk E, Bruelheide, H. 2014.
Intraspecific differences in responses to rainshelter-induced drought and competition of Fagus sylvatica L. across Germany. Forest Ecology and Management 330: 283-293. Pasted Graphic

*Gessler A, Ferrio JP, Hommel R, Treydte K, Werner RA, Monson RK 2014.
Stable isotopes in tree rings - Toward a mechanistic understanding of isotope fractionation and mixing processes from the leaves to the wood. Tree Physiology, 34: 796-818. Pasted Graphic


Jansen K, Sohrt J, Kohnle U, Ensminger I, Gessler A. 2013.
Tree ring isotopic composition, radial increment and height growth reveal provenance-specific reactions of Douglas-fir towards environmental parameters. Trees 27:37–52. Pasted Graphic

Grossiord C, Granier A, Gessler A, Pollastrini M, Bonal D. 2013.
The influence of tree species mixture on ecosystem-level carbon accumulation and water use in a mixed boreal plantation. Forest Ecology And Management 298: 82–92. Pasted Graphic

*Gessler A, Brandes E, Keitel C, Boda S, Kayler ZE, Granier A, Barbour M, Farquhar GD, Treydte K. 2013.
The oxygen isotope enrichment of leaf-exported assimilates - does it always reflect lamina leaf water enrichment? New Phytologist 200: 144-157. Pasted Graphic

Grossiord C, Granier A, Gessler A, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Pollastrini M, Bonal D. 2013.
Application of Loreau & Hector's (2001) partitioning method to complex functional traits. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 4: 954-960. Pasted Graphic

Resco de Dios V, Díaz-Sierra R, Goulden ML, Barton CVM, Boer MM, Gessler A, Ferrio JP, Pfautsch S, Tissue DT
. 2013. Woody clockworks: circadian regulation of night-time water use in Eucalyptus globulus. New Phytologist 200: 743-752. Pasted Graphic

Hentschel R, Bittner S, Janott M, Biernath C, Holst J, Ferrio JP, Gessler A, Priesack E. 2013.
Simulation of stand transpiration based on a xylem water flow model for individual trees. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 182-183:31-42. Pasted Graphic

Beaten L, Verheyen K, Wirth C, Bruelheide H, Bussotti F Finér L, Jaroszewicz B, Selvi F, Valladares F, Allan E, Ampoorter E, Auge H, Avăcăriței D, Barbaro L, Bărnoaiea I, Bauhus J, Beinhoff C, Benavides R, Benneter A, Berger S, Berthold F, Boberg J, Bonal D, Brüggemann W, Carnol M, Castagneyrol B, Charbonnier Y, Chećko E, Coomes D, Coppi A, Crespo Bastias C, Dalmaris E, Dănilă G, Dawud SM, de Vries W, De Wandeler H, Deconchat M, Domisch T, Duduman G, Fischer M, Fotelli M, Gessler A, Gimeno TE, Granier A, Grossiord C, Guyot V, Hantsch L, Hattenschwiler St, Hector A, Hermy M, Holland V, Jactel H, Joly F-X, Jucker T, Kolb S, Koricheva J, Lexer MJ, Liebergesell M, Milligan H, Müller S, Muys B, Nguyen D, Nichiforel L, Pollastrini M, Proulx R, Rabasa S, Radoglou K, Ratcliffe S, Raulund-Rasmussen K, Seiferling I, Stenlid J, Vesterdal L, von Wilpert K, Zavala MA, Zielinski D, Scherer-Lorenzen M. 2013.
A novel comparative research platform designed to determine the functional significance of tree species diversity in European forests. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 15: 281-291. Pasted Graphic

Peuke AD, Gessler A, Tcherkez G. 2013.
Experimental evidence for diel δ N-15 patterns in different tissues, xylem and phloem saps of castor bean (Ricinus communis L.). Plant, Cell and Environment 36: 2219-2228. Pasted Graphic


Ferrio JP, Pou A, Florez-Sarasa I, Gessler A, Kodama N, Flexas J, Ribas-Carbo M. 2012.
The Péclet effect on leaf water enrichment correlates with leaf hydraulic conductance and mesophyll conductance for CO2. Plant, Cell and Environment 35: 611-625. Pasted Graphic

Erxleben A, Gessler A, Vervliet-Scheebaum M, Reski R. 2012.
Metabolite profiling of the moss Physcomitrella patens reveals evolutionary conservation of osmoprotective substances. Plant Cell Reports 31: 427-436. Pasted Graphic

Sohn J, Kohler M, Gessler A, Bauhus J. 2012.
Interactions of thinning and stem height on the drought response of radial stem growth and isotopic composition of Norway spruce (Picea abies). Tree Physiology 32: 1199–1213. Pasted Graphic

Mikosch M, Kumari N, Sharma T, Sharma V, Gessler A, Fischer-Schliebs E, Lüttge U. 2012.
Plasticity of photosynthetic performance of the Indian tree Butea monosperma TAUB. at three sites with different microclimates. Photosynthesis Research 113: 287–295. Pasted Graphic

Brüggemann N, Gessler A, Kayler Z, Keel SG, Badeck F, Barthel M, Boeckx P, Buchmann N, Brugnoli E, Esperschütz J, Gavrichkova O, Ghashghaie J, Gomez-Casanovas N, Keitel C, Knohl A, Kuptz D, Palacio S, Salmon Y, Uchida Y, Bahn M. 2011.
Carbon allocation and carbon isotope fluxes in the plant-soil-atmosphere continuum: a review. Biogeosciences 8: 3457-3489. Pasted Graphic

Epron D, Bahn M, Derrien D, Lattanzi FA, Pumpanen J, Gessler A, Högberg P, Maillard P, Dannoura M, Gerant D, Buchmann N. 2012.
Pulse-labelling trees to study carbon allocation dynamics: a review of methods, current knowledge and future prospects. Tree Physiology 32, 776–798. Pasted Graphic

Herschbach C, Gessler A, Rennenberg H. 2012. Long-Distance Transport and Plant Internal Cycling of N- and S-Compounds. Progress in Botany 73: 161-188. Pasted Graphic

*Werner C, Schnyder H, Badeck F, Brugnoli E, Cohn B, Cuntz M, Dawson T, Ghashghaie J, Grams TEE, Kayler Z, Keitel C, Lakatos M, Lee X, Máguas C, Ogée J, Rascher KG, Siegwolf R, Unger S, Welker J, Wingate L, Zeeman MJ., Gessler A. 2012.
Linking carbon and water cycles using stable isotopes across scales: progress and challenges. Biogeosciences 9:3083-3111. Pasted Graphic


*Werner C, Gessler A. 2011.
Diel variations in the carbon isotope composition of respired CO2 and associated carbon sources: a review of dynamics and mechanisms. Biogeosciences 8: 2437-2459. Pasted Graphic

Kodama N, Ferrio JP, Brüggemann N, Gessler A. 2011.
Short-term dynamics of the carbon isotope composition of CO2 emitted from a wheat agroecosystem – physiological and environmental controls. Plant Biology 13:115–125. Pasted Graphic

Janott M, Gayler S, Gessler A, Javaux M, Klier C, Priesack E 2011.
A one-dimensional model of water flow in soil-plant systems based on plant architecture. Plant and Soil 341: 233-256. Pasted Graphic

Werner RA, Buchmann N, Siegwolf RTW, Kornexl BE, Gessler A. 2011.
Metabolic fluxes, carbon isotope fractionation and respiration - lessons to be learned from plant biochemistry. New Phytologist 191: 10-15. Pasted Graphic

*Offermann C, Ferrio JP, Holst J, Grote R, Siegwolf R, Kayler Z, Gessler A.
2011. The long way down – Are carbon and oxygen isotope signals in the tree ring uncoupled from canopy physiological processes? Tree Physiology 31: 1088-1102. Pasted Graphic

Ma S, Churkina G, Wieland R, Gessler A. 2011.
Optimization and evaluation of the ANTHRO-BGC model for winter crops in Europe. Ecological Modelling 222: 3662– 3679. Pasted Graphic

Fréchette E, Ensminger I, Bergeron Y, Gessler A, Berninger F, 2011.
Will changes in root zone temperature in boreal spring affect recovery of photosynthesis in Picea mariana and Populus tremuloides in a future climate? Tree Physiology 31: 1204-1216. Pasted Graphic

Kayler ZE, Kaiser M, Gessler A, Ellerbrock RH, Sommer M. 2011.
Application of δ13C and δ15N isotopic signatures of organic matter fractions sequentially separated from adjacent arable and forest soils to identify carbon stabilization mechanisms. Biogeosciences 8: 2895–2906. Pasted Graphic

Gessler A. 2011. Carbon and oxygen isotopes in trees: tools to study assimilate transport and partitioning and to assess physiological responses towards the environment . Progress in Botany 72 : 227-248. Pasted Graphic


Holst J, Grote R, Gessler A, Offermann C, Ferrio JP, Mayer H, Rennenberg H. 2010.
Water fluxes of a beech stand in complex terrain. International Journal of Biometeorology 54: 23-36. Pasted Graphic

Pfautsch S, Gessler A, Rennenberg H, Weston C. Adams MA. 2010. Drought and topographic effects on ecosystem delta H-2, delta C-13, delta O-18 and growth and hydrology of eucalypt-Nothofagus ecosystems at Mt Donna Buang, Victoria. Water Resources Research 46: W03510 doi:10.1029/2009WR007807 Pasted Graphic

Pena R, Offermann C, Simon J, Naumann PS, Gessler A, Holst J, Dannenmann M. Mayer H, Kögel-Knabner I, Rennenberg H, Polle A
. 2010. Girdling affects ectomycorrhizal fungal diversity and reveals functional differences of EMF community composition in a beech forest. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76: 1831–1841. Pasted Graphic

*Wingate L, Ogée J, Burlett R, Bosc A, Devaux M, Grace J, Loustau D, Gessler A. 2010
Photosynthetic carbon isotope discrimination and its relationship to the carbon isotope signals of stem, soil and ecosystem respiration. New Phytologist, 188: 576–589. Pasted Graphic

Kayler Z, Gessler A, Buchmann N. 2010.
What is the speed of link between above- and belowground processes? New Phytologist 187: 885–888, Pasted Graphic

Winkler J, Dannenmann M, Simon J, Pena R, Offermann C, Sternad W, Clemenz C, Naumann P, Gasche R, Kögel-Knabner I, Gessler A, Rennenberg H, Polle A. 2010
Carbon and nitrogen balance in beech roots under competitive pressure of soil-borne microorganisms induced by girdling, drought and glucose application. Functional Plant Biology 37, 879–889. Pasted Graphic

Kreuzwieser J, Gessler A
. 2010. Global climate change and tree nutrition: influence of water availability. Tree Physiology 30, 1221–1234. Pasted Graphic


*Gessler A, Tcherkez G, Karyanto O, Keitel C, Ferrio JP, Ghashghaie J, Farquhar GD. 2009.
On the metabolic origin of the carbon isotope composition of CO2 evolved from darkened light-acclimated leaves in Ricinus communis. New Phytologist 181: 374–386. Pasted Graphic

Gessler A, Brandes E, Buchmann N, Helle G, Rennenberg H, Barnard R. 2009.
Carbon and oxygen isotopes – tracing the isotope signals from newly assimilated sugars in the leaves to the tree ring archive. Plant Cell and Environment 32: 780-795. Pasted Graphic

Ferrio JP, Offermann C, Siegwolf R, Saurer M, Cuntz M, Gessler A. 2009.
Effect of water availability on leaf water isotopic enrichment in beech seedlings: implications for fractionation models. Plant Cell and Environment 32: 1285–1296. Pasted Graphic

Richter A., Wanek W, Werner R, Ghashghaie J, Jäggi M, Gessler A, Brugnoli E, Hettmann E, Göttlicher S, Salmon Y, Bathellier C, Kodama N, Nogues S, Soe A, Volders P, Sörgel K, Blöchl A, Siegwolf R, Buchmann N, Gleixner G. 2009.
Preparation of starch and soluble sugars of plant material for analysis of carbon isotope composition: a comparison of methods. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 23: 2476–2488, Pasted Graphic

Devaux M, Ghashghaie J, Bert D, Lambrot C, Gessler A, Bathellier C, Ogée J, Lousteau D. 2009.
Carbon stable isotope ratio of phloem sugars in mature pine trees throughout the growing season: Comparison of two extraction methods. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 23: 2511–2518. Pasted Graphic

Gessler A, Löw M, Heerdt C, Op de Beeck M, Schumacher J, Grams TEE, Bahnweg G, Ceulemans R, Werner H, Matyssek R, Rennenberg H, Haberer K. 2009.
Within-canopy and ozone fumigation effects on δ13C and ∆18O in adult beech (Fagus sylvatica) trees: relation to meteorological and gas exchange parameters. Tree Physiology 29, 1349–1365. Pasted Graphic

Pfautsch S, Gessler A, Adams MA, Rennenberg H. 2009
Using amino-nitrogen pools and fluxes to identify contributions of understory Acacia spp. to overstory Eucalyptus regnans and stand nitrogen uptake in temperate Australia. New Phytologist 183: 1097-1113. Pasted Graphic

*Rühr NK, Offermann C, Gessler A, Winkler BJ, Ferrio JP, Buchmann N Barnard R. 2009.
Drought effects on allocation of recent carbon: from beech leaves to soil CO2 efflux. New Phytologist 184: 950–961. Pasted Graphic

Jaeger C, Gessler A, Biller S, Rennenberg H, Kreuzwieser J. 2009
. Differences in C and N metabolism of ash species and ecotypes as a consequence of root oxygen deprivation by waterlogging. Journal of Experimental Botany 15, 4335–4345. Pasted Graphic

Rennenberg H, Dannenmann M, Gessler A, Kreuzwieser J, Simon J, Papen H. 2009.
Nitrogen balance in forest soils: nutritional limitation of plants under climate change stresses. Plant Biology 11: 4-23.Pasted Graphic


Gessler A, Nitschke R, de Mattos EA, Zaluar HLT, Scarano FR, Rennenberg R, Lüttge U. 2008.
Comparison of the performance of three different ecophysiological life forms in a sandy coastal restinga ecosystem of SE-Brazil: A nodulated N2-fixing C3-shrub (Andira legalis (Vell.) Toledo), a CAM-shrub (Clusia hilariana Schltdl.) and a C3-hemicryptophyte (Allagoptera arenaria (Gomes) O. Ktze). Trees 22: 105-119. Pasted Graphic

*Kodama N, Barnard R, Salmon Y, Weston C, Ferrio JP, Holst J, Werner R, Saurer M, Buchmann N, Gessler A. 2008.
Temporal dynamics of the carbon isotope composition in a Pinus sylvestris stand: from newly assimilated organic carbon to respired carbon dioxide Oecologia 156: 737-750. Pasted Graphic

*Gessler A, Tcherkez G, Peuke AD, Ghashghaie J, Farquhar GD. 2008.
Experimental evidence of diel variations of the carbon isotope composition in leaf, stem and phloem sap organic matter in Ricinus communis. Plant Cell and Environment 31: 941-953. Pasted Graphic

Holst J, Barnard R, Brandes E, Buchmann N, Gessler A, Jaeger L. 2008.
Impacts of water limitations during summer on the carbon balance of a Scots pine forest in the southern upper Rhine plain. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 148: 1815-1826 Pasted Graphic


Gessler A, Keitel C, Kreuzwieser J, Matyssek R, Seiler W, Rennenberg H. 2007.
Potential risks for European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) in a changing climate Trees, 21:1–11. Pasted Graphic

Nahm M, Matzarakis A, Rennenberg H, Gessler A. 2007
Seasonal courses of key parameters of nitrogen, carbon and water balance in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) grown on four different study sites along a European North–South climate gradient during the 2003 drought. Trees 21: 79–92. Pasted Graphic

Dluzniewska P, Gessler A, Dietrich H, Schnitzler J-P, Teuber M, Rennenberg H. 2007.
Nitrogen uptake and metabolism in Populus x canescens as affected by salinity. New Phytologist, 73: 279-293. Pasted Graphic

Brandes E, Wenninger J, Koeniger P, Schindler D, Rennenberg H, Leibundgut C, Mayer H, Gessler A. 2007.
Assessing environmental and physiological controls over water relations in a Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) stand through analyses of stable isotope composition of water and organic matter. Plant, Cell and Environment 30: 113-127. Pasted Graphic

Gessler A, Peuke AD, Keitel C, Farquhar GD. 2007.
Oxygen isotope enrichment of organic matter in Ricinus communis during the diel course and as affected by assimilate transport. New Phytologist 174: 600-613. Pasted Graphic

Haberer K, Grebenc T, Alexou M, Gessler A, Kraigher H, Rennenberg H 2007.
Effects of long-term free-air ozone fumigation on delta N-15 and total N in Fagus sylvatica and associated mycorrhizal fungi. Plant Biology 9: 242-252. Pasted Graphic

Barnard R, Salmon Y, Kodama N, Sörgel K, Holst J, Rennenberg H, Gessler A, Buchmann N. 2007.
Evaporative enrichment and time lags between delta O-18 of leaf water and organic pools in a pine stand. Plant Cell and Environment 30: 539-550. Pasted Graphic

Ehlting B, Dluzniewska P, Dietrich H, Selle A, Teuber M, Hänsch R, Mendel RR, Nehls U, Polle A, Schnitzler J-P, Rennenberg H, Gessler A. 2007.
Interaction of nitrogen nutrition and salinity in grey poplar (Populus tremula x alba) Plant, Cell & Environment 30: 796-811. Pasted Graphic

Gessler A, Keitel C, Kodama N, Weston C, Winters T, Leuning R, Keith H, Farquhar GD. 2007.
delta C-13 of organic matter transported from the leaves to the roots in Eucalyptus delegatensis - short-term variations and relation to respired CO2. Functional Plant Biology 34: 692-706. Pasted Graphic


Rennenberg H, Loreto F, Polle A, Brilli F, Fares S,
Beniwal RS, Gessler A. 2006 Physiological responses of forest trees to heat and drought. Plant Biology 8: 556-571.

Nahm M, Holst T, Matzarakis A, Mayer H, Rennenberg H, Gessler A. 2006.
Soluble N compound profiles and concentrations in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) are influenced by local climate and thinning. European Journal of Forest Research 125: 1-14.

Nahm M, Radoglou K, Halyvopoulos G, Gessler A, Rennenberg H, Fotelli MN 2006.
Physiological performance of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) at its south-eastern distribution limit in Europe: Seasonal changes in nitrogen, carbon and water balance. Plant Biology, 8: 52-63.

Peuke AD, Gessler A, Rennenberg H. 2006.
The effect of drought on C and N stable isotopes in different fractions of leaves, axes and roots of sensitive and tolerant beech ecotypes. Plant, Cell and Environment, 29: 823–835

Hänsch R, Lang C, Wüstefeld Y, Riebeseel E, Lindigkeit R, Gessler A, Rennenberg H, Mendel RR. 2006. Plant sulfite oxidase as novel producer of H2O2: Combination of enzyme catalysis with a subsequent non-enzymatic reaction step. Journal of Biological Chemistry 281: 6884–6888

Dluzniewska P, Gessler A, Kopriva S, Strnad M, Novak O, Dietrich H, Rennenberg H. 2006.
Exogenous supply of glutamine and active cytokinin to the roots reduces nitrate uptake rates in poplar. Plant, Cell and Environment 29: 1284–1297.

C, Matzarakis A, Rennenberg H, Gessler A. 2006. Carbon isotope composition and oxygen isotope enrichment in phloem and total leaf organic matter of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) along a climate gradient Plant, Cell and Environment 29: 1492–1507.

*Brandes E, Kodama N, Whittaker K, Weston C, Rennenberg H, Keitel C, Adams MA, Gessler A. 2006.
Short-term variations in the isotopes signatures of organic matter allocated from the leaves to the axis of Pinus sylvestris – effects of photosynthetic and post-photosynthetic carbon isotope fractionation. Global Change Biology 12:1922-1939.


Fotelli NM, Rudolph P, Rennenberg H, Gessler A. 2005.
Irradiance and temperature affect the competitive interference of blackberry on the physiology of European beech seedlings New Phytologist 165: 453-462.

Franco AC, de Mattos EA, Duarte HM, Geβler A, Nahm M, Rennenberg H, Ribeiro KT, Scarano FR, L
üttge U. 2005. In situ measurements of carbon and nitrogen distribution and composition, photochemical efficiency and stable isotope ratios in Araucaria angustifolia. Trees 19: 422-433.

Gessler A, Jung K, Gasche R, Papen H, Heidenfelder A, Börner E, Metzler B, Augustin S, Hildebrand E, Rennenberg H. 2005.
Climate and forest management influence nitrogen balance of beech forests: Microbial N transformations and N uptake by mycorrhizal roots, European Journal of Forest Research, 124: 95-111.

Duarte HM, Gessler A, Scarano FR, Franco AC, de Mattos EA, Nahm M, Rennenberg H, Rodrigues PJFP, Zaluar HLT, Lüttge U. 2005.
Ecophysiology of six selected shrub species in different plant communities at the periphery of the Atlantic Forest of SE – Brazil. Flora 200: 456-476.

Gessler A, Rienks M, Rennenberg H. 2005.
Radial variation of sap flow densities in the sapwood of beech trees (Fagus sylvatica). Phyton 45:257-266.

Scarano FR, Duarte HM, Franco AC, Gessler A, de Mattos EA, Nahm M, Rennenberg H, Zaluar HLT, Lüttge U. 2005.
Ecophysiology of selected tree species in different plant communities at the periphery of the Atlantic Forest of SE – Brazil. I. Behaviour of three different species of Clusia in an array of plant communities. Trees 19: 497-509

Gessler A, Duarte HM, Franco AC, de Mattos EA, Nahm M, Scarano FR, Zaluar HLT, Rennenberg H, Lüttge U. 2005.
Ecophysiology of selected tree species in different plant communities at the periphery of the Atlantic Forest of SE – Brazil. II. Spatial and ontogenetic dynamics in deciduous Andira legalis. Trees 19: 510-522

Gessler A, Duarte HM, Franco AC, de Mattos EA, Nahm M, Rodrigues PJFP, Scarano FR, Rennenberg H, Lüttge U. 2005.
Ecophysiology of selected tree species in different plant communities at the periphery of the Atlantic Forest of SE – Brazil. III. Three legume trees in a semideciduous dry forest. Trees 19: 523-530

Scarano FR, Duarte HM, Franco AC, Gessler A, de Mattos EA, Rennenberg H, Lüttge U. 2005.
Physiological synecology of tree species in relation to geographic distribution and ecophysiological parameters at the Atlantic forest periphery in Brazil: an overview. Trees 19: 493-496

Kumari N, Sharma V, Mikosch M, Unfried C, Gessler A, Fischer-Schliebs E, Lüttge U. 2005.
Seasonal photosynthetic performance and nutrient relations of Butea monosperma TAUB. (Fabaceae) in comparison to two other woody species of a seasonal deciduous forest in NW-India and to planted trees in this area. Indian Journal of Forestry 28: 116-126.

Selle A, Willmann M, Grunze G, Gessler A, Weiß M, Nehls U. 2005.
The high-affinity poplar ammonium importer PttAMT1.2 and its role in ectomycorrhizal symbiosis. New Phytologist 168: 697-706.


Fotelli NM, Rienks M, Rennenberg H, Gessler A. 2004.
Climate and forest management affect N-15 uptake, N balance and biomass of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) seedlings. Trees 18: 157-166

Gessler A, Keitel C, Nahm N, Rennenberg H. 2004.
Water shortage affects the water and nitrogen balance in central European beech forests Plant Biology 6: 289-298.

Gessler A, Rennenberg H, Keitel C. 2004.
Stable isotope composition of organic compounds transported in the phloem of European beech - Evaluation of different methods of phloem sap collection and assessment of gradients in carbon isotope composition during leaf-to-stem transport Plant Biology 6: 721-729.

Gessler A, Rennenberg H, Kopriva S. 2004.
Regulation of nitrate uptake on the whole plant level: Interaction between nitrogen compounds, cytokinins and carbon metabolism. Tree Physiology 24: 1313-1321.

Rennenberg H, Seiler W, Matyssek R, Gessler A, Kreuzwieser J. 2004.
Die Buche (Fagus sylvatica L.) – ein Waldbaum ohne Zukunft im südlichen Mitteleuropa? AFJZ, 175: 210-224


*Keitel C, Adams MA, Holst T, Matzarakis A, Mayer H, Rennenberg H, Gessler A. 2003
. Carbon and oxygen isotope composition of organic compounds in the phloem sap provides a short-time measure for stomatal conductance of European beech (Fagus sylvativa), Plant, Cell and Environment, 26: 1157-1168.

Gessler A, Weber P, Schneider S, Rennenberg H. 2003.
Bidirectional exchange of amino compounds between phloem and xylem during long distance transport in Norway spruce trees (Picea abies [L.] Karst). Journal of Experimental Botany 54: 1389-1397.

Fotelli MN, Rennenberg H, Holst T, Mayer H, Gessler A. 2003.
Carbon isotope composition of various tissues of beech (Fagus sylvatica) regeneration is indicative of recent environmental conditions within the forest understorey. New Phytologist, 159: 229-244.

*Collier M, Fotelli NM, Nahm N, Rennenberg H, Hanke D, Gessler A 2003.
Regulation of nitrogen uptake by Fagus sylvatica on a whole plant level: Interaction between soluble nitrogen compounds and cytokinins. Plant, Cell and Environment 26: 1549-1560.


Papen H, Gessler A, Zumbusch E, Rennenberg H. 2002.
Chemolithoautotrophic nitrifiers in the phyllosphere of a spruce ecosystem receiving high atmospheric nitrogen input. Current Microbiology, 44: 55-60.

Gessler A, Kreuzwieser J, Dopatka T, Rennenberg H. 2002.
Diurnal courses of ammonium net uptake by the roots of adult beech (Fagus sylvatica) and spruce (Picea abies) trees. Plant and Soil, 240: 23-32.

Fotelli NM, Nahm M, Heidenfelder A, Papen H, Rennenberg H, Gessler A. 2002.
Soluble nonprotein nitrogen compounds indicate changes in the nitrogen status of beech seedlings due to climate and thinning New Phytologist 154: 85-97.

Fotelli NM, Rennenberg H, Gessler A. 2002.
Effects of drought on the competitive interference of an early successional species (Rubus fruticosus) on Fagus sylvatica L. seedlings: N-15 uptake and partitioning, responses of amino acids and other N compounds. Plant Biology, 4: 311-320.

Gessler A, Rienks M, Rennenberg H. 2002.
Stomatal uptake and cuticular adsorption contribute to dry deposition of NH3 and NO2 to needles of adult spruce (Picea abies) trees. New Phytologist 156: 176-194.

before 2002

Gessler A, Schrempp S, Matzarakis A, Mayer H, Rennenberg H, Adams MA. 2001.
Radiation modifies the effect of water availability on the carbon isotope composition of beech (Fagus sylvatica). New Phytologist, 150: 653-664.

Fotelli NM, Gessler A, Peuke AD, Rennenberg H. 2001.
Drought affects the competitive interaction between Fagus sylvatica seedlings and an early successional species, Rubus fruticosus: Responses of growth, water status and C.13 composition. New Phytologist. 151: 427-435.
Gessler A, Rienks M, Rennenberg H. 2000. NH3 and NO2 fluxes between beech trees and the atmosphere –Correlation with climatic and physiological parameters. New Phytologist, 147: 539-560.

Gessler A, Rennenberg H. 2000.
The effect of liming on the soluble nitrogen pool in Norway spruce (Picea abies) exposed to high loads of nitrogen. Phyton, 40: 51-64.

Rennenberg H, Gessler A. 1999. Consequences of N deposition to forest ecosystems - recent results and future research needs. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 116: 47-64.

Weber P, Stoermer H, Gessler A, Schneider S, v. Sengbusch D, Hanemann U, Rennenberg H. 1998. Metabolic responses of Norway spruce (Picea abies L. Karst) trees to long-term forest managment practices and acute (NH4)2SO4 fertilization: Transport of soluble non-protein N compounds in xylem and phloem. New Phytologist 140: 461-475.

*Gessler A, Schneider S, v. Sengbusch D, Weber P, Hanemann U, Huber C, Rothe A, Kreutzer K, Rennenberg H. 1998. Field and laboratory experiments on net uptake of nitrate and ammonium by the roots of spruce (Picea abies) and beech (Fagus sylvatica) trees. New Phytologist 138: 275-285.

Gessler A, Schneider S, Weber P, Hanemann U, Rennenberg H. 1998.
Soluble N compounds in trees exposed to high loads of N: a comparison between the roots of Norway spruce (Picea abies) and beech (Fagus sylvatica) trees. New Phytologist 138: 385-399.

Gessler A, Schultze M, Schrempp S, Rennenberg H. 1998.
Interaction of phloem-translocated amino compounds with nitrate net uptake by the roots of beech (Fagus sylvatica) trees. Journal of Experimental Botany 49, 1529-1537.

Schneider S, Gessler A, Weber P, v. Sengbusch D, Hanemann U, Rennenberg H. 1996. Soluble N compounds in trees exposed to high loads of N: a comparison of spruce (Picea abies) and beech (Fagus sylvatica) grown under field conditions. New Phytologist 134: 103-114.

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