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Dr. Andreas Schweiger

Akademischer Rat a.Z.

Bis 04/2020 beim Lehrstuhl für Pflanzenökologie
e-Mail: Andreas.Schweiger(at)uni-bayreuth.de

Research Interests

  • Path- and context dependence of ecosystem reaction.
  • Non-equilibrium dynamics in ecosystems.
  • Ecological and evolutionary role of environmental predictability.
  • Cross-scale similarity of ecological response characteristics.
  • Theoretical concepts and biogeographic patterns related to the energy budget of organisms.
  • Theoretical concepts for megafauna ecosystem ecology.
  • Optimization of ecological sampling approaches.


-- 2021 --
Irl, S; Schweiger, A; Steinbauer, MJ; Ah-Peng, C; Arévalo, JR; Beierkuhnlein, C; Chiarucci, A; Daehler, CC; Fernández-Palacios, JM; Flores, O; Kueffer, CH; Maděra, P; Otto, Rüdiger; Schweiger, JMI; Strasberg, D; Jentsch, A: Human impact, climate and dispersal strategies determine plant invasion on islands, Journal of Biogeography, 48(8), 1889-1903 (2021), doi:10.1111/jbi.14119
Schweiger, A; Nürk, NM; Beckett, H; Liede-Schumann, S; Midgley, G; Higgins, S: The eco‐evolutionary significance of rainfall constancy for facultative CAM photosynthesis, New Phytologist, 230, 1653-1664 (2021), doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17250
Schweiger, A; Ullmann, M; Nürk, NM; Triebel, D; Schobert, R; Rambold, G: Chemical properties of key metabolites determine the global distribution of lichens, Ecology Letters (2021), doi:10.1111/ele.13930 [Link] -- Details
Wilfahrt, P; Schweiger, A; Arfin Khan, M; Bahn, M; Berauer, B; Djukic, I; Eibes, P; Estiarte, M; von Heßberg, A; Ingrisch, J; Schmidt, IK; Klemm, K; Kröel-Dulay, G; Larsen, KS; Lohmus, K; Mänd, P; Penuelas, J; Schuchardt, M; Schweiger, JMI; Tietema, A; Urban, O; Vicca, S; Jentsch, A: Disentangling climate from soil nutrient effects on plant biomass production using a multispecies phytometer, Ecosphere, 12(8), e03719 (2021), doi:10.1002/ecs2.3719

-- 2020 --
Cojoc, E; Schweiger, A; Postolache, C; Beierkuhnlein, C: Scale- dependent effects of forest edges on mountain grassland biogeochemistry, Environmental engineering and management journal, 19(7), 1189-1197 (2020) [Link]

-- 2019 --
Hoffmann, S; Steiner, L; Schweiger, A; Chiarucci, A; Beierkuhnlein, C: Optimizing sampling effort and information content of biodiversity surveys: a case study of alpine grassland, Ecological Informatics, 51, 112-120 (2019), online: 14.03.2019, doi:10.1016/j.ecoinf.2019.03.003
Hoffmann, S; Steiner, L; Schweiger, A; Chiarucci, A; Benner, J; Provenzale, A; Beierkuhnlein, C: Data on alpine grassland diversity in Gran Paradiso National Park, Italy, Data in Brief (2019), doi:10.1016/j.dib.2019.103942
Irl, S; Schweiger, A; Hoffmann, S; Beierkuhnlein, C; Hartmann, H; Pickel, T; Jentsch, A: Spatiotemporal dynamics of plant diversity and endemism during primary succession on an oceanic‐volcanic island, Journal of Vegetation Science (2019), doi:10.1111/jvs.12765

-- 2017 --
Galetti, M; Moleón, M; Jordano, P; Pires, M; Guimarães, P; Pape, T; Nichols, E; Hansen, D; Olesen, J; Munk, M; de Mattos, J; Schweiger, A; Owen-Smith, N; Johnson, C; Marquis, R; Svenning, JC; , : Ecological and evolutionary legacy of megafauna extinctions, Biological Reviews (2017), doi:10.1111/brv.12374 [Link]
Irl, S; Schweiger, A; Medina, F M; Fernández-Palacios, JM; Harter, D; Jentsch, A; Provenzale, A; Steinbauer, MJ; Beierkuhnlein, C: An island view of endemic rarity – environmental drivers and consequences for nature conservation, Diversity and Distributions, 23(10), 1132-1142 (2017), doi:10.1111/ddi.12605 [Link] -- Details
Schweiger, A; Beierkuhnlein, C: The ecological legacy of 20th century acidification carried on by ecosystem engineers, Applied Vegetation Science, 20(2), 215–224 (2017), doi:10.1111/avsc.12259 -- Details

-- 2016 --
Steinbauer, M; Beierkuhnlein, C; Arfin Khan, MAS; Harter, D; Irl, S; Jentsch, A; Schweiger, A; Svenning, JC; Dengler, J: How to differentiate facilitation and environmentally driven coexistence, Journal of Vegetation Science, 27, 1071-1079 (2016) -- Details
Schweiger, A; Irl, S; Steinbauer, M; Dengler, J; Beierkuhnlein, C: Optimizing sampling approaches along ecological gradients, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 7, 463-471 (2016), doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12495 -- Details
Muffler, L; Beierkuhnlein, C; Aas, G; Jentsch, A; Schweiger, A; Zohner, C; Kreyling, J: Distribution ranges and spring phenology explain late frost sensitivity of 170 woody plants from the Northern hemisphere, Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25(9), 1061–1071 (2016), doi:10.1111/geb.12466
Schweiger, A; Beierkuhnlein, C: Scale-dependence of temperature as an abiotic driver of species’ distributions, Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25(8), 1013-1021 (2016), doi:10.1111/geb.12463 -- Details
Steinbauer, MJ; Beierkuhnlein, C; Arfin Kahn, MAS; Harter, D; Irl, SDH; Jentsch, A; Schweiger, A; Svenning, JC; Dengler, J: How to differentiate facilitation from coexistence, Journal of Vegetation Science, 27, 1071-1079 (2016), doi:10.1111/jvs.12441 [Link]
Steinbauer, M; Schweiger, A; Irl, S: Patterns in Biogeography, Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Biology. vol. 1, Oxford: Academic Press, 221–230 (2016), doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-800049-6.00110-4 -- Details

-- 2015 --
Schweiger, A; Beierkuhnlein, C: Size dependency in colour patterns of Western Palearctic carabids, Ecography (2015), doi:10.1111/ecog.01570 [Link] -- Details
Schweiger, A; Audorff, V; Beierkuhnlein, C: The acid taste of climate change: 20th century acidification is re-emerging during a climatic extreme event, Ecosphere, 6(6) (2015), doi:10.1890/ES15-00032.1 [Link] -- Details
Schweiger, A; Audorff, V; Beierkuhnlein, C: Salt in the wound: the interfering effect of road salt on acidified forest catchments, The Science of the Total Environment, 532, 595-604 (2015), doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.06.034 [Link] -- Details
Schweiger, A; Fünfstück, H-J; Beierkuhnlein, C: Availability of optimal-sized prey affects global distribution patterns of the golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos, Journal of Avian Biology, 46(1), 81-88 (2015), doi:10.1111/jav.00396 -- Details
Schweiger, A; Otieno, DO; Kulunge, SR; Reineking, B; Tenhunen, J: The Afro-alpine dwarf shrub Helichrysum citrispinum favours understorey plants through microclimate amelioration, Plant Ecology and Diversity (2015), online: 18.02.2015, doi:10.1080/17550874.2015.1014207 -- Details
Schweiger, A; Otieno, DO; Reineking, B; Tenhunen, J: The Afro-alpine dwarf shrub Helichrysum citrispinum favours understorey plants through microclimate amelioration, Plant Ecology and Diversity, 8(3), 293-303 (2015), doi:10.1080/17550874.2015.1014207

-- 2014 --
Schweiger, A; Fünfstück, H-J: In der Not frisst der Steinadler alles (außer Fliegen), Der Falke: Journal für Vogelbeobachter(7), 38-40 (2014) -- Details
Schweiger, A; Beierkuhnlein, C: Water temperature and acidity regime shape dominance and beta-diversity patterns in the plant communities of springs, Frontiers of Biogeography, 6(3), 132-143 (2014) [Link] -- Details

-- 2013 --
Schweiger, A; Fünfstück, H-J; Beierkuhnlein, C: Bayerische Steinadler als Nahrungsgeneralisten am nördlichen Alpenrand, Vogelwarte: Zeitschrift für Vogelkunde, 51(4), 296-298 (2013)
Schweiger, A: Drivers of plant facilitation in the afro-alpine zone of Mt. Kilimanjaro - spatial and temporal variation of micro-climate, vegetation structure, plant water relations and ecosystem CO2 fluxes and their interactions. Dept. of Plant Ecology, Univ. of Bayreuth, Germnay, , Master Thesis (2013)

-- 2011 --
Schweiger, A; Lipp, L: Voles (Arvicolinae) as preferred prey of Bavarian Eagle Owls Bubo bubo (L.) during the nestling period, Ornithologischer Anzeiger, 50(1), 1-25 (2011) -- Details

-- 2010 --
Koch, S; Schweiger, A: Aktueller Nachweis der Holzbiene Xylocopa violacea (L., 1758) in Mittelfranken (Weidenbach, Lkr. Ansbach), Galathea, 26(3), 155-160 (2010) -- Details

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