Wolfgang W Weisser

Summary

Affiliation: Friedrich Schiller University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. pmc Aphid wing induction and ecological costs of alarm pheromone emission under field conditions
    Eduardo Hatano
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany
    PLoS ONE 5:e11188. 2010
  2. pmc Specific bottom-up effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi across a plant-herbivore-parasitoid system
    Stefan Hempel
    Department of Soil Ecology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ, Theodor Lieser Strasse 4, 06120 Halle, Germany
    Oecologia 160:267-77. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Predicting invertebrate herbivory from plant traits: polycultures show strong nonadditive effects
    Jessy Loranger
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Dornburger Str 159, 07749 Jena, Germany
    Ecology 94:1499-509. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the strength of biodiversity effects across multiple functions
    Eric Allan
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Jena, Germany
    Oecologia 173:223-37. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Are gastropods, rather than ants, important dispersers of seeds of myrmecochorous forest herbs?
    Manfred Türke
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Am Nat 179:124-31. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Plants suppress their emission of volatiles when growing with conspecifics
    Rose N Kigathi
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Dornburgerstraße 169, 07743 Jena, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 39:537-45. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Modulation of aphid alarm pheromone emission of pea aphid prey by predators
    Christoph Joachim
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University, Dornburger Str 159, 07743, Jena, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 39:773-82. 2013
  8. pmc Species, diaspore volume and body mass matter in gastropod seed feeding behavior
    Manfred Türke
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e68788. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Experimental plant communities develop phylogenetically overdispersed abundance distributions during assembly
    Eric Allan
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Dornburger Strafe 159, 07749 Jena, Germany
    Ecology 94:465-77. 2013
  10. pmc Separating drought effects from roof artifacts on ecosystem processes in a grassland drought experiment
    Anja Vogel
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e70997. 2013

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. pmc Aphid wing induction and ecological costs of alarm pheromone emission under field conditions
    Eduardo Hatano
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany
    PLoS ONE 5:e11188. 2010
    ..They also emphasize the importance of investigating the ecological role of induced defences under field conditions...
  2. pmc Specific bottom-up effects of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi across a plant-herbivore-parasitoid system
    Stefan Hempel
    Department of Soil Ecology, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ, Theodor Lieser Strasse 4, 06120 Halle, Germany
    Oecologia 160:267-77. 2009
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  3. ncbi request reprint Predicting invertebrate herbivory from plant traits: polycultures show strong nonadditive effects
    Jessy Loranger
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Dornburger Str 159, 07749 Jena, Germany
    Ecology 94:1499-509. 2013
    ..Identifying those community properties that capture the effects of these interactions is a next important challenge for our understanding of how the environment interacts with plant traits to drive levels of herbivory...
  4. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the strength of biodiversity effects across multiple functions
    Eric Allan
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Jena, Germany
    Oecologia 173:223-37. 2013
    ....
  5. doi request reprint Are gastropods, rather than ants, important dispersers of seeds of myrmecochorous forest herbs?
    Manfred Türke
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University, D 07743 Jena, Germany
    Am Nat 179:124-31. 2012
    ..We suggest that terrestrial gastropods can generally act as seed dispersers of myrmecochorous plants and even substitute myrmecochory, especially where ants are absent or uncommon...
  6. doi request reprint Plants suppress their emission of volatiles when growing with conspecifics
    Rose N Kigathi
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Dornburgerstraße 169, 07743 Jena, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 39:537-45. 2013
    ..The reduction in volatile emission from plants growing with conspecifics may serve to reduce attack by specialist herbivores and minimize exploitation of herbivore attack information by neighbors...
  7. doi request reprint Modulation of aphid alarm pheromone emission of pea aphid prey by predators
    Christoph Joachim
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University, Dornburger Str 159, 07743, Jena, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 39:773-82. 2013
    ..While underlying mechanisms of such variation in aphid-predator interactions need to be investigated in more detail, we argue that at least part of this variation may be adaptive for the predator and the aphid...
  8. pmc Species, diaspore volume and body mass matter in gastropod seed feeding behavior
    Manfred Türke
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e68788. 2013
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Experimental plant communities develop phylogenetically overdispersed abundance distributions during assembly
    Eric Allan
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Dornburger Strafe 159, 07749 Jena, Germany
    Ecology 94:465-77. 2013
    ..Our results show that phylogenetic relations between species provide a good guide to understanding community structure and add a new perspective to the evidence that niche complementarity is critical in driving community assembly...
  10. pmc Separating drought effects from roof artifacts on ecosystem processes in a grassland drought experiment
    Anja Vogel
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany
    PLoS ONE 8:e70997. 2013
    ..5: Our results stress the need for roofed control treatments when using transparent roofs for studying drought effects, because roofs can cause significant side effects. ..
  11. pmc Functional identity versus species richness: herbivory resistance in plant communities
    Christoph Scherber
    Institute of Ecology, University of Jena, Jena, Germany
    Oecologia 163:707-17. 2010
    ..We conclude that selective herbivory changes the functional composition of plant communities and that compositional changes due to selective herbivory depend on plant species richness...
  12. pmc How Do Earthworms, Soil Texture and Plant Composition Affect Infiltration along an Experimental Plant Diversity Gradient in Grassland?
    Christine Fischer
    Institute of Geosciences, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena, Germany
    PLoS ONE 9:e98987. 2014
    ..Infiltration is a key process in determining the water balance, but so far effects of earthworms, soil texture, plant species diversity and their interaction on infiltration capacity have not been studied...
  13. ncbi request reprint Predicting invertebrate herbivory from plant traits: evidence from 51 grassland species in experimental monocultures
    Jessy Loranger
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Dornburger Strasse 159, 07749 Jena, Germany
    Ecology 93:2674-82. 2012
    ..Our results emphasize that it is necessary to use a multivariate approach for identifying traits affecting complex ecological processes such as herbivory...
  14. ncbi request reprint Seed consumption and dispersal of ant-dispersed plants by slugs
    Manfred Türke
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
    Oecologia 163:681-93. 2010
    ..Our results demonstrate that slugs are significant consumers of elaiosomes or entire seeds of ant-dispersed plants and that they can function as seed dispersers of these plants...
  15. pmc Do aphid colonies amplify their emission of alarm pheromone?
    Eduardo Hatano
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University, Dornburger Strasse 159, Jena, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 34:1149-52. 2008
    ..No aphid-derived EBF was detected, suggesting that amplification of the alarm signal does not occur. We discuss the disadvantages of alarm signal reinforcement...
  16. pmc Emission of volatile organic compounds after herbivory from Trifolium pratense (L.) under laboratory and field conditions
    Rose N Kigathi
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena, Dornburger Str 159, 07743 Jena, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 35:1335-48. 2009
    ..The elucidation of these factors may be important in understanding the physiological and ecological functions of volatiles in plants...
  17. ncbi request reprint Plant species richness in montane grasslands affects the fitness of a generalist grasshopper species
    Sybille B Unsicker
    Institute of Ecology, University of Jena, Dornburgerstrasse 159, 07743 Jena, Germany
    Ecology 91:1083-91. 2010
    ..Our results suggest that decreasing biodiversity threatens the persistence not only of specialist, but also of generalist insect herbivores via a variety of mechanisms including a decrease in diversity of the generalists' food plants...
  18. doi request reprint Real-time monitoring of (E)-β-farnesene emission in colonies of the pea aphid, Acyrthosiphon pisum, under lacewing and ladybird predation
    Christoph Joachim
    Institute of Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University, Dornburger Str 159, 07743, Jena, Germany
    J Chem Ecol 39:1254-62. 2013
    ..Our results show that alarm pheromone emission pattern within an aphid colony is driven by the feeding behavior of a predator...