Dr. Katja Rembold

Science officer

Plant Ecology / Botanical Garden

+41 31 684 49 38
+41 31 684 49 82
T 102, main building, 1st floor
Postal Address
University of Bern
Institute of Plant Sciences
Plant Ecology
Altenbergrain 21
3013 Bern

Research Interests

My principal research interest lies in the field of biodiversity, ecology, and conservation of tropical rain forest ecosystems. Lately I have been focusing on the consequences of land-use change and forest degradation on plant diversity. Another focus of my work includes carnivorous plants and epiphytes. I have carried out extensive vegetation surveys in Indonesia (Sumatra), Kenya, and Uganda, and have participated in ecological and experimental studies in Madagascar, Brunei, and Malaysia. While I have so far mainly been working in tropical ecosystems, I am generally extremely interested in the fields of botany, biodiversity, ecology, and conservation biology worldwide, including temperate regions.

Number of items: 11.

Journal Article

Renner, Marion; Rembold, Katja; Hemp, Andreas; Fischer, Markus (2022). Natural regeneration of woody plant species along an elevational and disturbance gradient at Mt. Kilimanjaro. Forest Ecology and Management, 520, p. 120404. Elsevier 10.1016/j.foreco.2022.120404

Grass, Ingo; Kubitza, Christoph; Krishna, Vijesh V.; Corre, Marife D.; Mußhoff, Oliver; Pütz, Peter; Drescher, Jochen; Rembold, Katja; Ariyanti, Eka Sulpin; Barnes, Andrew D.; Brinkmann, Nicole; Brose, Ulrich; Brümmer, Bernhard; Buchori, Damayanti; Daniel, Rolf; Darras, Kevin F. A.; Faust, Heiko; Fehrmann, Lutz; Hein, Jonas; Hennings, Nina; ... (2020). Trade-offs between multifunctionality and profit in tropical smallholder landscapes. Nature Communications, 11(1) Springer Nature 10.1038/s41467-020-15013-5

Potapov, Anton M.; Dupérré, Nadine; Jochum, Malte; Dreczko, Kerstin; Klarner, Bernhard; Barnes, Andrew D.; Krashevska, Valentyna; Rembold, Katja; Kreft, Holger; Brose, Ulrich; Widyastuti, Rahayu; Harms, Danilo; Scheu, Stefan (2020). Functional losses in ground spider communities due to habitat-structure degradation under tropical land-use change. Ecology, 101(3), e02957. Ecological Society of America 10.1002/ecy.2957

Darras, Kevin F. A.; Corre, Marife D.; Formaglio, Greta; Tjoa, Aiyen; Potapov, Anton; Brambach, Fabian; Sibhatu, Kibrom T.; Grass, Ingo; Rubiano, Andres Angulo; Buchori, Damayanti; Drescher, Jochen; Fardiansah, Riko; Hölscher, Dirk; Irawan, Bambang; Kneib, Thomas; Krashevska, Valentyna; Krause, Alena; Kreft, Holger; Li, Kevin; Maraun, Mark; ... (2019). Reducing Fertilizer and Avoiding Herbicides in Oil Palm Plantations—Ecological and Economic Valuations. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 2(65) Frontiers 10.3389/ffgc.2019.00065

Röll, A.; Niu, F.; Meijide, A.; Ahongshangbam, J.; Ehbrecht, M.; Guillaume, T.; Gunawan, D.; Hardanto, A.; Hendrayanto, ?; Hertel, D.; Kotowska, M.M.; Kreft, H.; Kuzyakov, Y.; Leuschner, C.; Nomura, M.; Polle, A.; Rembold, Katja; Sahner, J.; Seidel, D.; Zemp, D.C.; ... (2019). Transpiration on the rebound in lowland Sumatra. Agricultural and forest meteorology, 274, pp. 160-171. Elsevier 10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.04.017

Amandita, Fitri Y.; Rembold, Katja; Vornam, Barbara; Rahayu, Sri; Siregar, Iskandar Z.; Kreft, Holger; Finkeldey, Reiner (2019). DNA barcoding of flowering plants in Sumatra, Indonesia. Ecology and evolution, 9(4), pp. 1858-1868. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 10.1002/ece3.4875

Kusuma, Yayan Wahyu C.; Rembold, Katja; Tjitrosoedirdjo, Sri S.; Kreft, Holger; Li, Jin-Tian (2018). Tropical rainforest conversion and land use intensification reduce understorey plant phylogenetic diversity. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55(5), pp. 2216-2226. Blackwell Scientific Publications 10.1111/1365-2664.13201

Jochum, Malte; Barnes, Andrew D.; Weigelt, Patrick; Ott, David; Rembold, Katja; Farajallah, Achmad; Brose, Ulrich (2017). Resource stoichiometry and availability modulate species richness and biomass of tropical litter macro-invertebrates. Journal of animal ecology, 86(5), pp. 1114-1123. Wiley 10.1111/1365-2656.12695

Barnes, Andrew D.; Allen, Kara; Kreft, Holger; Corre, Marife D.; Jochum, Malte; Veldkamp, Edzo; Clough, Yann; Daniel, Rolf; Darras, Kevin; Denmead, Lisa H.; Farikhah Haneda, Noor; Hertel, Dietrich; Knohl, Alexander; Kotowska, Martyna M.; Kurniawan, Syahrul; Meijide, Ana; Rembold, Katja; Edho Prabowo, Walesa; Schneider, Dominik; Tscharntke, Teja; ... (2017). Direct and cascading impacts of tropical land-use change on multi-trophic biodiversity. Nature ecology & evolution, 1(10), pp. 1511-1519. Nature Publishing Group 10.1038/s41559-017-0275-7

Book Section

Fischer, Markus; Möhl, Adrian; Rembold, Katja (2021). Botanik in Bewegung: Alexander von Humboldt und die Pflanzen. In: Bloch, Sara Kviat; Lubrich, Oliver; Steinke, Hubert (eds.) Alexander von Humboldt - Wissenschaft denken. Berner Universitätsschriften: Vol. 62 (pp. 45-65). Bern: Haupt; Universität Bern Bern Open Publishing

Rembold, Katja; Junge, Anne-Laure; Amiet, Felix; Balzari, Carl’Antonio; Bergamini, Ariel; Blaser, Stefan; Boch, Steffen; Bürki, Markus; Eggenberg, Stefan; Eicher, Cécile; Ensslin, Andreas; Etter, Laurence; Friedli, Christina; Gattlen, Anne; Germann, Christoph; Gygax, Andreas; Hänggi, Ambros; Hertwig, Stefan T.; von Hirschheydt, Gesa; Hoess, René; ... (2020). Vielfalt bedingt Vielfalt - wildlebende Arten im Botanischen Garten der Universität Bern. In: Thalmann, Christoph (ed.) Zeitreisen. Mitteilungen der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Bern: Vol. 77 (pp. 24-68). Bern: Naturforschende Gesellschaft Bern 10.5169/seals-869443

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Rembold, K. & Schröter, A. 2017. Dragonflies and damselflies of the EFForTS study area in Jambi and Bogor (Indonesia). Version 2. Biodiversity, Macroecology & Biogeography, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology of the University of Goettingen, Germany. DOI: 10.3249/webdoc‐3980

Rembold, K., Sri Tjitrosoedirdjo, S.S., Kreft, H. 2017. Common wayside plants of Jambi Province (Sumatra, Indonesia). Version 2. Biodiversity, Macroecology & Biogeography, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology of the University of Goettingen, Germany. DOI: 10.3249/webdoc‐3979

Rembold, K., Mangopo, H., Tjitrosoedirdjo, S.S., Kreft, H., 2017. Plant diversity, forest dependency, and alien plant invasions in tropical agricultural landscapes. Biological Conservation 213, 34-242.

Wahyuni, I., Sulistijorini, Setiabudi, Meijide, A., Nomura , M., Kreft , H., Rembold , K., Tjitrosoedirdjo, S.S. & Tjitrosoedirdjo, S. (2016): Distribution of invasive plant species in different land-use systems in Sumatera, Indonesia. Biotropia 23, 127-135.

Böhnert, T., Wenzel, A., Altenhövel, C., Beeretz, L., Tjitrosoedirdjo, S.S., Meijide, A., Rembold, K. & Kreft, H. (2016): Effects of land-use change on vascular epiphyte diversity in Sumatra (Indonesia). Biological Conservation, 202, 20-29.

Drescher, J.*, Rembold, K.*, Allen, K., Beckschäfer, P., Buchori, D., Clough, Y., Faust, H., Fauzi, A.M., Gunawan, D., Hertel, D., Irawan, B., Jaya, I.N.S., Klarner, B., Kleinn, C., Knohl, A., Kotowska, M.M., Krashevska, V., Krishna, V., Leuschner, C., Lorenz, W., Meijide, A., Melati, D., Nomura, M., Pérez-Cruzado, C., Qaim, M., Siregar, I.Z., Steinebach, S., Tjoa, A., Tscharntke, T., Wick, B., Wiegand, K., Kreft, H., Scheu, S., 2016. Ecological and socio-economic functions across tropical land use systems after rainforest conversion. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 371.
* Equally contributing first authors

Bauer, U., Rembold, K., Grafe, T.U. 2015. Carnivorous Nepenthes pitcher plants are a rich food source for a diverse vertebrate community. Journal of Natural History, 1-13.

Rembold, K., Fischer, E., Striffler, B.F., Barthlott, W. 2012. Crab spider association with the Malagasy pitcher plant Nepenthes madagascariensis. African Journal of Ecology.

Lee, C.C., Bourke, G., Taylor, W., Yeo Siew Teck, Y.S., Rembold, K. 2011. Nepenthes appendiculata, a new Pitcher Plant from Sarawak, Borneo. In: McPherson, S. (ed.): New Nepenthes Vol. 1. Redfern Natural History Productions.

Fischer, E., Rembold, K., Althof, A., Obholzer, J., Malombe, I., Mwachala, G., Onyango, J., Dumbo. B. & Theisen, I. 2010. Annotated checklist of the vascular plants of the Kakamega Forest, Western Province, Kenya. Journal of East Africa Natural History. 99 (2): 129-226.

Rembold, K., Fischer, E., Wetzel, M., Barthlott, W. 2010. Prey composition of the pitcher plant Nepenthes madagascariensis. Journal of Tropical Ecology 26 (4): 365-372.

Rembold, K., Irmer, A., Rischer, H., Poppinga, S., Bringmann, G. 2010. Propagation of Triphyophyllum peltatum (Dioncophyllaceae) and observations on its carnivory. Carnivorous Plants Newsletter 39 (3): 71-77.

Rembold, K., Fischer, E., Barthlott, W. 2009. Prey composition and inhabitants of Nepenthes madagascariensis. In: Lee, C.C. (ed.): Proceedings of the 2007 Sarawak Nepenthes Summit, Kuching, Sarawak Forestry Corporation, pp. 19-25.

Rembold, K. 2009. Life in Nepenthes Pitchers. In: McPherson, S (ed.).: Pitcher Plants of the Old World. Redfern Natural History Publications, pp. 121-141.

Striffler, B.F. & Rembold, K. 2009. Henriksenia labuanica nom. Nov., a replacement name for Misumenops nepenthicola Bristowe (1930) and the clarification of the current taxonomic status of Misumenops nepenthicola Fage (1928) (Arachnida, Araneae, Thomisidae). In: McPherson, S.: Pitcher Plants of the Old World. Redfern Natural History Publications, pp. 1334-1338.

Clarke, C.M., Bauer, U., Lee, C.C., Tuen, A.A., Rembold, K. & Moran, J.A. 2009. Tree shrew lavatories: a novel nitrogen sequestration strategy in a tropical pitcher plant. Biology Letters. 5 (5): 632-635.

Frahm, J.-P., Rembold, K., Röver, T., Schamell, T. 2003. Synopsis der Gattung Pyrrhobryum (Musci, Rhizogoniaceae). Tropical Bryology 24: 115-127.