Kerstin Wiegand
Ecosystem Modelling University of Göttingen
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Accatino F, Wiegand K, Ward D & De Michele C (2016) Trees, grass, and fire in humid savannas - the importance of life history traits and spatial processes. Ecological Modelling 320, 135–144. (Faculty of 1000 Recommended)

Accatino F, Ward D, Wiegand K & De Michele C (in  press) Carrying capacity in arid rangelands during droughts: the role of temporal and spatial thresholds. Animal. doi:10.1017/S1751731116001531

Dislich C, Keyel AC, Salecker J, Kisel Y, Meyer KM, ... & Wiegand K* (in press ) Ecosystem functions of oil palm plantations: a review. Biological Reviews. doi: 10.1111/brv.12295
* corresponding author

Drescher J, Rembold K, ..., Wiegand K, Kreft H & Scheu S (2016) Ecological and socio-economic functions of tropical lowland rainforest transformation systems: an integrative approach. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 371, 20150275.

Erfanifard Y, Saborowski J, Wiegand K & Meyer KM (2016) Efficiency of sample-based indices for spatial pattern recognition of wild pistachio (Pistacia atlantica) trees in semi-arid woodlands. Journal of Forestry Research 27,  583-594.
 in press.
Getzin S, Yizhaq H, Bell B, Erickson TE, Postle AC, Katra I, Tzuk O, Zelnik YR, Wiegand K, Wiegand T & Meron E (2016) Discovery of fairy circles in Australia supports self-organization theory. PNAS 113, 3551–3556.

Getzin S, Yizhaq H, Bell B, Erickson TE, Postle AC, Katra I, Tzuk O, Zelnik YR, Wiegand K, Wiegand T, Meron E (2016) Reply to Walsh et al.: The hexagonal patterns of Australian fairy circles develop without correlation to termitaria. PNAS 113, E5368-E5369 .

Keyel AC, Gerstenlauer JLK & Wiegand K (in  press) SpatialDemography: a spatially explicit, stage-structured, metacommunity model. Ecography. DOI 10.1111/ecog.02295

Keyel AC & Wiegand K (2016) Validating the use of Unique Trait Combinations for measuring multivariate functional richness. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7, 929-936.

Klasen S, Meyer K, Dislich C, Euler M, Faust H, Gatto M, Hettig E, Melati DN, Jaya INS, Otten F, Pérez-Cruzado C, Steinebach S, Tarigan S & Wiegand K (2016) Economic and ecological trade-offs of agricultural specialization at different spatial scales. Ecological Economics 122, 111-120.

Merten J, Röll A, Guillaume T, Meijide A, Tarigan S, Agusta H, Dislich C, Dittrich C, Faust H, Gunawan D, Hein J, Hendrayanto, Knohl A, Kuzyakov Y, Wiegand K & Hölscher D (2016) Water scarcity and oil palm expansion: social views and environmental processes. Ecology and Society 21 (2): 5..

Nguyen HH, Uria Diez J & Wiegand K (2016) Spatial distribution and association patterns in a tropical evergreen broad-leaved forest of North-Central Vietnam. Journal of Vegetation Science 27, 318-327.

Nurdiansyah F, Denmead LH, Clough Y, Wiegand K & Tscharntke T (2016) Biological control in Indonesian oil palm potentially enhanced by landscape context. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 232, 141–149.

Tarigan SD, Sunarti, Wiegand K, Dislich C, Slamet B, Heinonen J, Meyer K (in press) Mitigation options for improving the ecosystem function of water flow regulation in a watershed with rapid expansion of oil palm plantations. Sustainability of Water Quality and Ecology

Esser D, Leveau J, Meyer K & Wiegand K (2015) Spatial scales of interactions among bacteria and between bacteria and the leaf surface FEMS Microbiology Ecology 91 (3), fiu034. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiu034 (highlighted as ‘Editor’s choice’)

Getzin S, Wiegand K, Wiegand T, Yizhaq H, von Hardenberg J & Meron E (2015) Adopting a spatially explicit perspective to study the fairy circles of Namibia. Ecography 38, 1-11. (highlighted as ‘Editor’s choice’)

Getzin S, Wiegand K, Wiegand T, Yizhaq H, von Hardenberg J & Meron E (2015) Clarifying misunderstandings regarding vegetation self-organization and spatial patterns of fairy circles in Namibia: a response to recent termite hypotheses. Ecological Entomology 40, 669-675.

Punchi-Manage R, Wiegand T, Wiegand K, Getzin S, Gunatilleke S & Gunatilleke IAUN (2015) Neighborhood diversity of large trees shows independent species patterns in a mixed dipterocarp forest in Sri Lanka. Ecology 96, 1823–1834.

Accatino F, Sabatier R, De Michele C, Ward D, Wiegand K & Meyer KM (2014) Robustness and management adaptability in tropical rangelands: a viability-based assessment under the non-equilibrium paradigm. Animal 8, 1272-1281.

Getzin S, Nuske R & Wiegand K (2014) Using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) to quantify spatial gap patterns in forests. Remote Sensing 6, 6988-7004.

Nguyen H, Wiegand K & Getzin S (2014) Spatial distributions of tropical tree species in northern Vietnam under environmentally variable site conditions. Journal of Forestry Research 25, 257-268.

Nguyen H, Wiegand K & Getzin S (2014) Spatial patterns and demographics of Streblus macrophyllus trees in a tropical evergreen forest, Vietnam. Journal of Tropical Forest Science 26, 309–319.

Punchi-Manage R, Wiegand T, Wiegand K, Getzin S, Gunatilleke S & Gunatilleke IAUN (2014) Effect of spatial processes and topography on structuring species assemblages in a Sri Lankan dipterocarp forest. Ecology 95, 376–386.

Jeltsch F, Blaum N, Brose U, Chipperfield J, Clough Y, Farwig N, Geissler K, Graham C, Grimm V, Hickler T, Huth A, May F, Meyer K, Pagel J, Reineking B, Rillig M, Shea K, Schurr F, Schröder B, Tielbörger K, Weiss L, Wiegand K, Wiegand T, Wirth C & Zurell D (2013) How can we bring together empiricists and modellers in functional biodiversity research? Basic and Applied Ecology 14, 93-101.

Gossner MM, Getzin S, Lange M, Pašali E, Türke M, Wiegand K & Weisser WW (2013) The importance of heterogeneity revisited from a multiscale and multitaxa approach. Biological Conservation 166, 212-220.

Punchi-Manage R, Getzin S, Wiegand T, Rajapandian K, Gunatilleke S, Gunatilleke IAUN, Wiegand K & Huth A. (2013) Effects of topography on structuring local species assemblages in a Sri Lankan mixed dipterocarp forest, Journal of Ecology 101, 149–160.

Sabatier R, Meyer KM, Wiegand K & Clough Y (2013) Non-linear effects of pesticide application on biodiversity-driven ecosystem services and disservices in a cacao agroecosystem: a modeling study. Basic and Applied Ecology 14, 111-125.

Sabatier R, Meyer KM, Wiegand K (2013) Ecological vs. chemical intensification: effects of management on production and robustness of a Cacao agroecosystem. PLOS ONE, 8(12): e80352.

Ward D, Wiegand K & Getzin S (2013) Walter’s two-layer hypothesis revisited – back to the roots! Oecologia 172, 617-630.

Getzin S, Wiegand K & Schoning I (2012) Assessing biodiversity in forests using very high-resolution images and unmanned aerial vehicles. Methods in Ecology and Evolution,
3, 397-404.

Getzin S, Worbes M, Wiegand T & Wiegand K  (2011) Size dominance regulates tree spacing more than competition within height classes in tropical Cameroon. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 27, 93-102.

Rodriguez-Perez J, Wiegand K & Ward D (2011) Interaction between ungulates and bruchid beetles and its effect on Acacia trees: modeling the costs and benefits of seed dispersal to plant demography. Oecologia, 167, 97-105.

Schleicher J, Meyer KM, Wiegand K, Schurr F & Ward D (2011) Disentangling facilitation and seed dispersal from environmental heterogeneity as mechanisms generating associations between savanna plants. Journal of Vegetation Science, 22, 1038–1048.

Schleicher J, Wiegand K & Ward D (2011) Changes of woody plant interaction and spatial distribution between rocky and sandy soil areas in a semi-arid savanna, South Africa. Journal of Arid Environments
, 75, 270-278.

Meyer KM, Wiegand K & Ward D (2010) Spatially explicit modelling of savanna processes. 
Pp. 273-292 in: Hill, M.J. & Hanan, M.P. (eds) Ecosystem Function in Savannas: Measurement and Modeling at Landscape to Global Scales. CRC Press.

Moustakas A, Wiegand K, Meyer KM, Ward D & Sankaran M (2010) Learning new tricks from old trees: revisiting the savanna question. Frontiers of Biogeography
, 2, 47-53.

Sher AA, Wiegand K & Ward D (2010) Do Acacia and Tamarix compete for water in the Negev desert? Journal of Arid Environments
, 74, 338-343.

Meyer KM, Wiegand K & Ward D (2009) Patch dynamics integrate mechanisms for savanna tree-grass coexistence. Basic and Applied Ecology
, 10, 491-499.

Moustakas A, Sakkos K, Wiegand K, Ward D, Meyer KM & Eisinger D (2009) Are savannas patch-dynamic systems? A landscape model. Ecological Modelling
, 220, 3576-3588.

Rodriguez C & Wiegand K (2009) Evaluating the trade-off between machinery efficiency and loss of biodiversity-friendly habitats in arable landscapes: the role of field size. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment
, 129, 361-366.

Visser U, Wiegand K, Grimm V & Johst K (2009) Conservation biocontrol in fragmented landscapes: persistence and parasitation in a host-parasitoid model. Open Ecology Journal
, 2, 52-61.

Eisinger D & Wiegand K (2008) SERGE: A spatially-explicit generator of local rainfall in southern Africa. South African Journal of Science, 104, 37-42.

Getzin S, Wiegand K, Schumacher J & Gougeon FA (2008) Scale-dependent competition at the stand level assessed from crown areas. Forest Ecology and Management, 255, 2478-2485.

Getzin S, Wiegand T, Wiegand K & He F (2008) Heterogeneity influences spatial patterns and demographics in forest stands. Journal of Ecology
, 255, 2478-2485.

Meyer KM, Ward D, Wiegand K & Moustakas A (2008) Multi-proxy evidence for competition between savanna woody species. Perspectives in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 10, 63-72.

Meyer KM, Wiegand K, Ward D & Moustakas A (2007) Determining patch size. African Journal of Ecology, 43, 131-136.

Moustakas A, Wiegand K, Getzin S, Ward D, Meyer KM, Guenther M & Mueller K-H (2008) Spacing patterns of an Acacia tree in the Kalahari over a 61-year period: how clumped becomes regular and vice versa. Acta Oecologica, 33, 355-364.

Wiegand K, Saltz D, Ward D & Levin SA (2008) The role of size inequality in self-thinning: a pattern-oriented simulation model for arid savannas. Ecological Modelling, 210, 431-445.

Aguayo M, Azocar G, Wiegand T, Wiegand K & Vega C (2007) Revealing driving forces of mid-cities urban growth patterns using spatial modeling: A case study of Los Ángeles (Chile). Ecology and Society, 12(1):13

Getzin S & Wiegand K (2007) Second-order characteristics of crown-trunk locations and the magnitude, and direction of asymmetric growth. Forest Ecology and Management 242, 165-174.

Getzin S, Dean C, He F, Trofymow T, Wiegand K & Wiegand T (2006) Spatial patterns of tree species in chronosequences of Douglas-fir forest on Vancouver Island. Ecography, 29, 671-682.

Meyer KM, Wiegand K, Ward D & Moustakas A (2007) SATCHMO: A spatial simulation model of growth, competition, and mortality in cycling savanna patches. Ecological Modelling, 209, 377- 391.

Meyer KM, Wiegand K, Ward D & Moustakas A (2007) The rhythm of savanna patch-dynamics. Journal of Ecology, 95, 1306-1315.

Moustakas A, Günther M, Wiegand K, Müller K-H, Ward D & Meyer KM (2006) Mortality of Acacia erioloba: influence of climate and intra-specific competition. The middle class shall die! Journal of Vegetation Science, 17, 473-480.

Pfeifer M, Wiegand K, Heinrich W & Jetschke G (2006) Long-term demographic fluctuations in an orchid species driven by weather: implications for conservation planning. Journal of Applied Ecology, 43, 313-324.


Wiegand K, Saltz D & Ward D (2006) A unifying patch dynamics approach to savanna dynamics and bush encroachment. Perspectives in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 7, 229-242.

Meyer KM, Ward D, Wiegand K & Moustakas A (2005) Big is not better: Small Acacia mellifera shrubs are more vital after fire. Journal of African Ecology, 43, 131-136.

Wiegand K, Ward D & Saltz D (2005) Bush encroachment dynamics in an arid environment with a single soil layer. Journal of Vegetation Science, 16, 311-320.

Chesson P, Gebauer RLE, Schwinning S, Huntley N, Wiegand K, Ernest MSK, Sher A, Novoplansky A & Weltzin JF (2004) Resource pulses, species interactions and diversity maintanance in arid and semi-arid environments. Oecologia, 141, 236-253.

Wiegand K, Jeltsch F & Ward D (2004) Minimum recruitment frequency in plants with episodic recruitment. Oecologia, 141, 363-372.

Henle K, Sarre S & Wiegand K (2003) The role of density regulation in extinction processes and population viability analysis. Biodiversity and Conservation 13, 9-52.

Chave J, Wiegand K & Levin SA (2002) Spatial and biological aspects of reserve design. Environmental Modeling and Assessment, 7, 115-122.

Wiegand K, Henle K & Sarre S (2002) Extinction and spatial structure in simulation models. Conservation Biology 16, 117-128.

Wiegand K, Sarre S, Henle K, Stephan T, Wissel C & Brandl R (2001) Extinction through demographic stochasticity does not predict persistence patterns in remnant populations of a gecko. Ecological Applications 11, 1738-1749.

Wiegand K, Ward D, Thulke H-H & Jeltsch F (2000) From snap-shot information to long-term population dynamics of Acacias by a simulation model. Plant Ecology, 150, 97-114.

Wiegand K, Jeltsch F & Ward D (2000) Do spatial effects play a role in the spatial distribution of desert dwelling Acacia raddiana? Journal of Vegetation Science, 11, 473-484.

Wiegand K, Schmidt H, Jeltsch F & Ward D (2000) Linking a spatially-explicit model of Acacias to GIS and remotely sensed data. Folia Geobotanica, 35, 211-230.

Wiegand K, Jeltsch F & Ward D (1999) Analysis of the population dynamics of Acacia trees in the Negev desert, Israel with a spatially-explicit computer simulation model. Ecological Modelling, 117, 203-224.


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