Dr. Michaela Zeiter

Post doc

Plant Ecology

Phone
+41 31 631 49 33
E-Mail
michaela.zeiter@ips.unibe.ch
Office
78, Main building, 2nd floor
Postal Address
University of Bern
Institute of Plant Sciences
Plant Ecology
Altenbergrain 21
3013 Bern
Switzerland

Research Interests

I am interested in how climate and land-use change affects diversity and ecosystem functions in grasslands. In particular, we perform field experiments in hay meadows across Switzerland to study whether, and how much, summer drought and land-use intensification (productivity) affects invasibility (SNSF-project Invasibility of Swiss grassland) mediated by biotic interactions (SNSF project Drought legacy effects on grassland invasibility). Further, we collaborate in the research project European gradients of resilience in the face of climate extremes (SIGNAL, funded by ERA-Net BiodivERsA), which investigates the combined effects of extreme drought, invasive species, and management across countries with different climates. Moreover, we participate in the International Drought Experiment (IDE, Drought-Net). IDE is a coordinated experimental network aimed at advancing understanding of how and why terrestrial ecosystems across the globe differ in their sensitivity to drought. An extreme 4-year drought is being imposed based on the historical climate record for each participating site.

Number of items: 17.

Journal Article

Stampfli, Andreas; Zeiter, Michaela (2020). The impact of seed deficiency on productivity and on negative drought effect in semi‐natural grassland. Journal of vegetation science, 31(6), pp. 1066-1080. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/jvs.12889

Mackie, Kathleen A.; Zeiter, Michaela; Bloor, Juliette M.G.; Stampfli, Andreas (2019). Plant functional groups mediate drought resistance and recovery in a multi-site grassland experiment. Journal of Ecology, 107(2), pp. 937-949. Wiley 10.1111/1365-2745.13102

De Boeck, Hans J.; Hiltbrunner, Erika; Verlinden, Maya; Bassin, Seraina; Zeiter, Michaela (2018). Legacy Effects of Climate Extremes in Alpine Grassland. Frontiers in Plant Science, 9(1586) Frontiers 10.3389/fpls.2018.01586

De Boeck, Hans J.; Bloor, Juliette M. G.; Kreyling, Juergen; Ransijn, Johannes C. G.; Nijs, Ivan; Jentsch, Anke; Zeiter, Michaela (2018). Patterns and drivers of biodiversity–stability relationships under climate extremes. Journal of Ecology, 106(3), pp. 890-902. Blackwell 10.1111/1365-2745.12897

Stampfli, Andreas; Bloor, Juliette M. G.; Fischer, Markus; Zeiter, Michaela (2018). High land-use intensity exacerbates shifts in grassland vegetation composition after severe experimental drought. Global Change Biology, 24(5), pp. 2021-2034. Blackwell Science 10.1111/gcb.14046

Kreyling, Juergen; Dengler, Jürgen; Walter, Julia; Velev, Nikolay; Ugurlu, Emin; Sopotlieva, Desislava; Ransijn, Johannes; Picon-Cochard, Catherine; Nijs, Ivan; Hernandez, Pauline; Güler, Behlül; von Gillhaussen, Philipp; De Boeck, Hans J.; Bloor, Juliette M.G.; Berwaers, Sigi; Beierkuhnlein, Carl; Arfin Khan, Mohammed A.S.; Apostolova, Iva; Altan, Yasin; Zeiter, Michaela; ... (2017). Species richness effects on grassland recovery from drought depend on community productivity in a multisite experiment. Ecology Letters, 20(11), pp. 1405-1413. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing 10.1111/ele.12848

Zeiter, Michaela; Schaerrer, Sara; Zweifel, Roman Franz; Newbery, David McClintock; Stampfli, Andreas; Ejrnaes, Rasmus (2016). Timing of extreme drought modifies reproductive output in semi-natural grassland. Journal of vegetation science, 27(2), pp. 238-248. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/jvs.12362

De Boeck, Hans J.; Bassin, Seraina; Verlinden, Maya; Zeiter, Michaela; Hiltbrunner, Erika (2016). Simulated heat waves affected alpine grassland only in combination with drought. New Phytologist, 209(2), pp. 531-541. Wiley-Blackwell 10.1111/nph.13601

Preukschas, Juliane; Zeiter, Michaela; Fischer, Markus; Stampfli, Andreas (2014). Biotic resistance to plant invasion in grassland: Does seed predation increase with resident plant diversity? Basic and applied ecology, 15(2), pp. 133-141. Elsevier 10.1016/j.baae.2014.01.004

Zeiter, Michaela; Preukschas, Juliane; Stampfli, Andreas (2014). Reprint of "Seed availability in hay meadows: Land-use intensification promotes seed rain but not the persistent seed bank''. Agriculture, ecosystems & environment, 182, pp. 88-95. Elsevier 10.1016/j.agee.2013.12.012

Zeiter, Michaela; Preukschas, Juliane; Stampfli, Andreas (2013). Seed availability in hay meadows: Land-use intensification promotes seed rain but not the persistent seed bank. Agriculture, ecosystems & environment, 171, pp. 55-62. Amsterdam: Elsevier 10.1016/j.agee.2013.03.009

Stampfli, Andreas; Zeiter, Michaela (2010). Der Verlust von Arten wirkt sich negativ auf die Futterproduktion aus. Agrarforschung, 1(5), pp. 184-189. Bern: Bundesamt für Landwirtschaft

Stampfli, Andreas; Zeiter, Michaela (2008). Mechanisms of structural change derived from patterns of seedling emergence and mortality in a semi-natural meadow. Journal of vegetation science, 19(4), pp. 563-574. Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell 10.3170/2008-8-18408

Zeiter, Michaela; Stampfli, Andreas (2008). Long-term assessment of seed provenance effect on the establishment of the perennial grass Bromus erectus. Journal of vegetation science, 19(6), pp. 821-830. Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell 10.3170/2008-8-18455

Zeiter, Michaela; Stampfli, Andreas; Newbery, David McClintock (2006). Recruitment limitation constrains local species richness and productivity in dry grassland. Ecology, 87(4), pp. 942-951. Washington, D.C.: Ecological Society of America 10.1890/0012-9658(2006)87[942:RLCLSR]2.0.CO;2

Stampfli, Andreas; Zeiter, Michaela (2004). Plant regeneration directs changes in grassland composition after extreme drought: a 13-year study in southern Switzerland. Journal of Ecology, 92(4), pp. 568-576. Blackwell 10.1111/j.0022-0477.2004.00900.x

Stampfli, Andreas; Zeiter, Michaela (1999). Plant species decline due to abandonment of meadows cannot easily be reversed by mowing. A case study from the southern Alps. Journal of vegetation science, 10(2), pp. 151-164. Wiley-Blackwell 10.2307/3237137

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