Workgroup Terrestrial Ecology
Prof. Dr. Michael Bonkowski

Publications

List of publications of our department and members.

Publications - 2016

[1] Dumack, K., Müller, M. E. H., & Bonkowski, M. (2016). Description of Lecythium terrestris sp. nov. (Chlamydophryidae, Cercozoa), a Soil Dwelling Protist Feeding on Fungi and Algae. Protist, 572(2), 51–58. doi:10.1016/j.protis.2016.01.001

[2] Geisen, S., Koller, R., Hünninghaus, M., Dumack, K., Urich, T., & Bonkowski, M. (2016). The soil food web revisited: Diverse and widespread mycophagous soil protists. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 94, 10–18. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2015.11.010

[3] Andriuzzi, W. S., Ngo, P. T., Geisen, S., Keith, A. M., Dumack, K., Bolger, T., Bonkowski, M., … Schmidt, O. (2016). Organic matter composition and the protist and nematode communities around anecic earthworm burrows. Biology and Fertility of Soils, 52(1), 91–100. doi:10.1007/s00374-015-1056-6

[4] van Schingen, M., Ha, Q.Q., Pham, C.T., H.Q., Le, T.Q., Nguyen, Q.T., Bonkowski, M. and Ziegler, T. (accepted): Discovery of a new Vietnamese Crocodile Lizard population by way of extinction: Population trends, future prognoses and identification of key habitats for conservation. Revue Suisse de Zoologie.

[5] van Schingen, M., Ziegler, T., Boner, M., Streit, B., Nguyen, T.Q., Crook, V. & Ziegler, S. (accepted). Can isotope markers differentiate between wild and captive reptile populations? A case study based on crocodile lizards (Shinisaurus crocodilurus) from Vietnam. Global Ecology and Conservation.

[6] Kenneth Dumack , Robert Koller, Bettina Weber, Michael Bonkowski (2016). "Estimated heterotrophic protist abundances and their diversity in South African biological soil crusts." South African Journal of Science

[7] Luu, V.Q., Calame, T., Nguyen, T.Q., Bonkowski, M. & Ziegler, T. (2015a) A new species of Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from limestone forest, Khammouane Province, central Laos. Zootaxa 4058 (3): 388–402.

[8] Luu, V.Q., Calame, T., Nguyen, T.Q., Le, M.D. & Ziegler, T. (2015b) Morphological and molecular review of the Gekko diversity of Laos with descriptions of three new species. Zootaxa, 3986(3), 279–306.

[9] Luu, V.Q., Calame, T., Nguyen, T.Q., Le, M.D., Bonkowski, M. & Ziegler, T. (2016a) Cyrtodactylus rufford, a new cave-dwelling bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, central Laos. Zootaxa, 4067 (2), 185–199.

[10] Luu, V.Q., Nguyen, T.Q., Le, M.D., Bonkowski, M. & T. Ziegler (2016b) A new species of karst-dwelling bent-toed gecko (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Khammouane Province, central Laos. Zootaxa, 4079 (1): 087–102.

[11] van Schingen, M., Le, M., Ha, Q.Q., Pham, C.T., Nguyen, T.Q. and Ziegler, T. (2016): Is there more than one crocodile lizard? An integrative taxonomic approach reveals Vietnamese and Chinese Shinisaurus crocodilurus to represent separate conservation and taxonomic units. Der Zoologische Garten doi:10.1016/j.zoolgart.2016.06.001.

[12] Auliya, M., Altherr, S. Ariano-Sanchez, D., Baard, E.H., Brown, C., Cantu, J.-C., Gentile, G., Gildenhuys, P., Henningheim, E., Hintzmann, J., Kanari, K., Krvavac, M., Lttink, M., Lippert, J., Luiselli, L., Nilson, G., Nguyen, T.Q., Nijman, V., Parham, J., Pasachnik, S.A., Pedrono, M., Rauhaus, A., Rueda, D., Sachnez, M.-E., Schepp, U., van Schingen, M., Scheeweiss, N., Segniagbeto, G.H., Shepherd, C., Stoner, S., Somaweera, R., Sy, E., Türkosan, O., Vinke, S., Vinke, T., Vyas, R., Williamson, S. and Ziegler, T. (2016): Trade in live reptiles and its impact on reptile diversity: the European pet market as a case study. Biological conservation.

[13] Fiore-Donno, A. M., Weinert, J., Wubet, T. & Bonkowski, M. 2016. Metacommunity analysis of amoeboid protists in grassland soils. Sci Rep, 6:19068. doi:10.1038/srep19068.

[14] Ploch S, Rose L, Bass D, Bonkowski M (2016) High diversity revealed in leaf associated Protists (Rhizaria: Cercozoa) of Brassicaceae. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology (early online)

[15] Dumack K, Schuster J, Bonkowski M (2016) A novel lineage of bacteriovorous filosean amoebae; Kraken gen. nov. (Cercozoa: Filosa) that is able to disassemble its own cell body. Insight into its morphology, phylogeny and ecology. Protist (early online)

[16] Griffiths BS, Römbke J, Schmelz R, Scheffczyk A, Faber J, Bloem J, Pérès G, Cluzeau D, Chabbi A, Suhadolc M, Sousa P, Martins da SIlva P, Carvalho F, Mendes S, Morais P, Francisco R, Pereira C, Bonkowski M, Geisen S, Bardgett R, de Vries F, Bolger T, Dirilgen T, Schmidt O, Winding A, Hendriksen N, Johansen A, Philippot L, Plassart P, Bru D, Thompson B, Griffiths R, Keith A, Rutgers M, Mulder C, Hannula E, Creamer R, Stone D (2015) Selecting cost effective and policy-relevant biological indicators for European monitoring of soil biodiversity and ecosystem function. Ecological Indicators (early online)

[17] Stone R., Blomkvist P., Hendriksen N.B., Bonkowski M., Jørgensen H.B., Carvalho F., Dunbar M.B., Gardi C., Geisen S., Griffiths R., Hug A.S., Jensen J., Laudon H., Mendes S., Morais P.V., Orgiazzi A., Plassart P., Römbke J., Rutgers M., Schmelz R.M., Sousa J.P., Steenbergen E., Suhadolc M., Winding A., Zupan M., Lemanceau P., Creamer R.E. 2016. A method of establishing a transect for biodiversity and ecosystem function monitoring across Europe. Applied Soil Ecology 97:3-11.

[18] Bohan, D.A., Landuyt, D., Ma, A., Macfadyen, S., Martinet, V., Massol, F., McInerny, G., Montoya, J.M., Mulder, C., Pascual, U., Pocock, M.J., White, P., Blanchemanche, S., Bonkowski, M., Bretagnolle, V., Bronmark, C., Dicks, L., Dumbrell, A., Eisenhauer, N., Friberg, N., Gessner, M.O., Gill, R.J., Gray, C., Haughton, A., Ibanez, S., Jensen, J., Jeppesen, E., Jokela, J., Lacroix, G., Lannou, C., Lavorel, S., Le Galliard, J.F., Lescourret, F., Liu, S., Loeuille, N., McLaughlin, O., Muggleton, S., Penuelas, J., Petanidou, T., Petit, S., Pomati, F., Raffaelli, D., Rasmussen, J., Raybould, A., Reboud, X., Richard, G., Scherber, C., Scheu, S., Sutherland, W.J., Tamaddoni-Nezhad, A., ter Braak, C., Termansen, M., Thompson, M.S., Tscharntke, T., Vacher, C., van der Geest, H., Voigt, W., Vonk, J.A., Zhou, X., Woodward, G. (2016) Networking Our Way to Better Ecosystem Service Provision. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 31: 112-121.

[19] Kretzschmar M, Kuhnt A, Bonkowski M, Fiore-Donno AM (2016) Phylogeny of the Highly Divergent Echinosteliales (Amoebozoa) Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 63: 453-459.

[20] Trap J, Bonkowski M, Plassard C, Villenave C, Blanchart E (2016) Marschner Review: Ecological importance of soil bacterivores on ecosystem functions. Plant and Soil 398, 1-24.

[21] Stone, D., Blomkvist, P., Hendriksen, N.B., Bonkowski, M., Jørgensen, H.B., Carvalho, F., Dunbar, M., Gardi, C., Geisen, S., Griffiths, R. (2016) A method of establishing a transect for biodiversity and ecosystem function monitoring across Europe. Applied Soil Ecology 97: 3-11.

[22] Nguyen. T.A.D, Bonkowski. M, Peña-Santiago. R and Abolafia. J. (2016). Redescription of Cephalobus topali Andrássy, 1970 (Rhabditida, Cephalobidae) from Vietnam and transfer to Acrobeloides (Cobb, 1924) Thorne, 1937. Zootaxa 4092 (4): 593-600. Doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4092.4.9

[23] Nguyen. T.A.D, Bonkowski. M, Abolafia. J, andPeña-Santiago. R (2016). Two new species of the genus Aporcelinus Andrássy, 2009 (Nematoda, Dorylaimida) from Vietnam. Zootaxa 4103 (6): 550-560. Doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4103.6.5

[24] Álvarez-Ortega. S, Nguyen. T.A.D, Abolafia. J, Bonkowski. M, Peña-Santiago. R (2016). Sectonema caobangense sp. n. from Vietnam (Nematoda, Dorylaimida, Aporcelaimidae). Journal of Nematology 48(2): 95-103.

[25] Nguyen. T.A.D, Bonkowski. M, Abolafia. J, andPeña-Santiago. R (2016). A third new species of Aporcelinus Andrássy, 2009 (Nematoda, Dorylaimida, Aporcelaimidae) from Vietnam, with the first SEM study of a representative of the genus. Journal of Nematology 48(2): 104-108.

Publications - 2015

[1] Cavalier-Smith T, Fiore-Donno AM, Chao EE, Kudryavtsev A, Berney C, Snell EA et al. (2015). Multigene phylogeny resolves deep branching of Amoebozoa. Mol Phyl Evol 83: 293-304.

[2] Clissmann F, Fiore-Donno AM, Hoppe B, KrD, Kahl T, Unterseher M et al. (in press, FEMSEC-15-01-0058). First insight into dead wood protistan diversity: a molecular sampling of bright-spored Myxomycetes (Amoebozoa, slime-moulds) in decaying beech logs. FEMS Microbiol Ecol.

[3] van Schingen, M., Schepp, U., Pham, C.T., Nguyen, T.Q. and T. Ziegler. in press. Last Chance to See? A Review on the Threats to and Use of the Crocodile Lizard. TRAFFIC Bulletin. Vol. 27 No. 1

[4] van Schingen, M., C.T. Pham, H.A. Thi, T.Q.Nguyen, M.Bernardes, M. Bonkowski and T. Ziegler, T. (2015): First ecological assessment on the endangered Crocodile Lizard Shinisaurus crocodilurus Ahl, 1930 in Vietnam: Microhabitat characterization and habitat selection. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 10(3):948-958.

[5] Ziegler, T., Rauhaus, A., Tran, D.T., Pham, C.T., van Schingen, M., Dang, P.H., Le, M.D. and Nguyen, T.Q. (2015): Die Amphibien- und Reptilienfauna der Me Linh Biodiversitätsstation in Nordvietnam. Sauria.

Publications - 2014

[1] Nguyen, T. Q., An, T. H., Nguyen, T. T. , Luu, V. Q., Tran, T. T. & Ziegler, T. (in press): New records of reptiles from northern Vietnam. Abhandlungen des Naturwissenschaftlichen Vereins zu Bremen.

[2] Nguyen, T. Q., Phung, T. M., Schneider, N., Botov, A., Tran, D. T. A., Ziegler, T. (in press): New records of amphibians and reptiles from southern Vietnam. Bonn zoological Bulletin.

[3] Le M, Duong H, Dinh L, Nguyen, T. Q., Pritchard P H, McCormack T (2014) A phylogeny of softshell turtles (Testudines: Trionychidae) with reference to the taxonomic status of the critically endangered, giant softshell turtle, Rafetus swinhoei. Organisms Diversity & Evolution: 1-15

[4] Nguyen, S.N., Yang, J-X., Le, N.T.T., Nguyen, L.T., Orlov, N.L., Hoang, C.V., Nguyen, T. Q., Jin, J-Q., Rao, D-Q., Hoang, T.N., Che, J., Murphy, R.W., Zhang, Y-P. (2014). DNA barcoding of Vietnamese bent-toed geckos (Squamata: Gekkonidae: Cyrtodactylus) and the description of a new species. Zootaxa 3784 (1): 048–066.

[5] Nguyen T. T., Le, T. D., Nguyen, L. H. S., Matsui, M. & Nguyen, T. Q. (2014): First record of Philautus petilus Stuart & Heatwole, 2004 (Amphibia: Anura: Rhacophoridae) from Vietnam with comments on its generic assignment from molecular phylogeny. Zootaxa.

[6] Phan, H. T., Nguyen, S. L. H., Le, D. T., Dinh, A. P. H., Tran, D. T. A. & Nguyen, T. Q. (under review): First record of Leptobrachium buchardi Ohler, Teynié and David, 2004 (Anura: Megophryidae) from Vietnam. Herpetology Notes.

[7] Phung, T. M., Van Schingen, M., Ziegler, T. & Nguyen, T. Q. (in press): A third new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Ba Den Mountain, Tay Ninh Province, southern Vietnam. Zootaxa.

[8] Teynié, A., Lottier, A., David, P., Nguyen, T. Q. & Vogel, G. (2014): A new species of the genus Opisthotropis Günther, 1872 from northern Laos (Squamata: Natricidae). Zootaxa. 3774(2):165-82

[9] Geisen S, Fiore-Donno AM, Walochnik J, Bonkowski M (2014) Acanthamoeba everywhere: high diversity of Acanthamoeba in soils. Parasitology Research, in press.

[10] Aguilar M, Fiore-Donno AM, Cavalier-Smith T (2014) Using environmental niche models to test the ‘everything is everywhere’ hypothesis for Badhamia. ISME J 8, 737-745.

[11] Mona van Schingen, Flora Ihlow, Truong Quang Nguyen, Thomas Ziegler, Michael Bonkowski, Zhengjun Wu & Dennis Rödder (2014) "Potential distribution and effectiveness of the protected area network for the crocodile lizard, Shinisaurus crocodilurus(Reptilia: Squamata: Sauria)"

[12] Trung my phung, Mona van Schingen, Thomas Ziegler & Truong Quang Nguyen (2014) "A third new Cyrtodactylus (Squamata: Gekkonidae) from Ba Den Mountain, Tay Ninh Province, southern Vietnam"

[13] Nguyen. T.A.D, Vu, T.T.T, Bonkowski, M. & Peña-Santiago, R. (2014). New data of three rare belondirid species (Nematoda, Dorylaimida, Belondiridae) from Vietnam, with the first record and description of the male of Oxybelondira paraperplexa Ahmad & Jairajpuri, 1979. Biodiversity Data Journal. Doi: 10.3897/BDJ. 2. e1156.

[14] Luu, Q.V., Calame, T., Nguyen, Q.T., Ohler, A. Bonkowski, M. & Ziegler, T. (2014): First records of Gracixalus supercornutus (Orlov, Ho & Nguyen, 2004) and Rhacophorus maximus Günther, 1858 from Laos. Herpetology Notes, 7: 419-432.

[15] Luu, Q.V., Le, X.C., Do, Q.H., Hoang, T.T., Nguyen, Q.T., Bonkowski, M. & Ziegler, T. (2014): New records of amphibians from Thuong Tien Nature Reserve, Hoa Binh Province, Vietnam. Herpetology Notes, 7: 51-58.

[16] van Schingen, M., C.T. Pham, H.A. Thi, M. Bernardes, V. Hecht, T.Q. Nguyen, M. Bonkowski, and T. Ziegler (2014): Current status of the Crocodile Lizard Shinisaurus crocodilurus Ahl, 1930 in Vietnam with implications for conservation measures. Revue Suisse de Zoologie. 121(3):425-239.

[17] van Schingen, M. and T. Ziegler (2014). First case of Siamese twins in the Quince Monitor Lizard Varanus melinus. Herpetology notes 7:723-729.

[18] Cavalier-Smith T, Chao EE, Snell EA, Berney C, Fiore-Donno AM, Lewis R (2014). Multigene eukaryote phylogeny reveals the likely protozoan ancestors of opisthokonts (animals, fungi, choanozoans) and Amoebozoa. Mol Phyl Evol 81: 71-85.

Publications - 2013

[1] Nguyen TQ, Wang YY,Yang JH, Lehmann T, Le MD, Ziegler T, Bonkowski M (2013) A new species of the Gekko japonicus group (Squamata: Sauria: Gekkonidae) from the border region between China and Vietnam. Zootaxa

[2] Koller R, Rodriguez A, Robin Ch, Scheu S, Bonkowski M (2013) Protozoa enhance foraging efficiency of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi for mineral nitrogen from organic matter in soil to the benefit of host plants. New Phytologist

[3] Koller R, Robin Ch, Bonkowski M, Scheu S (2013) Litter quality as driving factor for plant nutrition via grazing of protozoa on soil microorganisms. FEMS Microbiology Ecology

[4] *Domonell A, Brabender M, Nitsche F, Bonkowski M, Arndt H (2013) Community structure of cultivable Protists in different grassland and forest soils of Thuringia. Pedobiologia 56:1-7.

Publications - 2012

[1] *Mulder C, Boit A, Mori S, Vonk JA, Dyer SD, Faggiano L, Geisen S, González AL, Kaspari M, Lavorel S, Marquet PA, Rossberg AG, Sterner RW, Voigt W, Wall DH (2012) Distributional (In) congruence of biodiversity–ecosystem functioning. Advances in Ecological Research 46 (in press)

[2] *Eisenhauer, N., Cesarz S, Koller R, Worm K, Reich PB (2012) Global change belowground: impacts of elevated CO2, nitrogen, and summer drought on soil food webs and biodiversity. Global Change Biology 18:435-447.

[3] *Nguyen TQ, Tran TT, Nguyen TT, Böhme W, Ziegler T (2012) First record of Sphenomorphus incognitus (Thompson, 1912) (Squamata: Scincidae) from Vietnam with some notes on natural history. Asian Herpetological Research 3: 147–150

[4] David P, Nguyen TQ, Nguyen TT, Jiang K, Chen T, Teynié A, Ziegler T (2012) A new species ofthe genus Oligodon itzinger, 1826 (Squamata: Colubridae) from northern Vietnam, southern China and central Laos. Zootaxa 3498: 45–62

[5] *Nguyen TQ, Le MD, Pham CT, Nguyen TT, Bonkowski M, Ziegler T (2012) A new species of Gracixalus (Amphibia, Anura, Rhacophoridae) from northern Vietnam. Organisms Diversity and Evolution (doi: 10.1007/s13127-012-0116-0)

[6] *Griffiths BS, Spilles A, Bonkowski M (2012) C:N:P stoichiometry and nutrient limitation of the soil microbial biomass in a grazed grassland site under experimental P limitation or excess. Ecological Processes 1:6 (doi:10.1186/2192-1709-1-6)

[7] *Naether A, Foesel BU, Naegele V, Wüst PK, Weinert J, Bonkowski M, Alt F, Oelmann Y, Polle A, Lohaus G, Fischer M, Schöning I, Nieschulze J, Pfeiffer S, Prati D, Renner S, Wells K, Kalko EKV, Linsenmair KE, Schulze ED, Weisser WW, Overmann J, Friedrich MW (2012) Environmental factors affect acidobacterial communities below the subgroup level in grassland and forest soils. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 78:7398-7406.

[8] *Scharroba A, Dibbern D, Hünninghaus M, Kramer S, Moll J, Butenschoen O, Bonkowski M, Buscot F, Kandeler E, Koller R, Krüger D, Lueders T, Scheu S, Ruess L (2012) Effects of resource availability and quality on the structure of the micro-food web of an arable soil across depth. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 50:1-11.

[9] *Bonkowski M, Roy J (2012) Decomposer community complexity affects plant competition in a model early successional grassland community. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 46: 41-48

Publications - 2011

[10] *Henkes G.J., Jousset A., Bonkowski M., Thorpe M.R., Scheu S., Lanoue A., Schurr U. & Roese U.S. (2011) Pseudomonas fluorescens CHA0 maintains carbon delivery to Fusarium graminearum- infected roots and prevents reduction in biomass of barley shoots through systemic interactions. Journal of Experimental Botany, 62, 4337-4344.

[11] *Mulder Ch, Boit A, Bonkowski M, de Ruiter P C, Mancinelli G, van der Heijden M G A, van Wijnen H, Vonk J A (2011) Belowground snapshot of Dutch agroecosystems: How soil organisms interact to support ecosystem services. In: Advances in Ecological Research, Vol. 44 “Ecosystems within an agricultural landscape: a European perspective”, pp. 277-357.

[12]*Jousset A, Rochat L, Lanoue A, Bonkowski M, Keel C, Scheu S (2011) Plants respond to pathogen infection by enhancing the antifungal gene expression of root associated bacteria. Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions 24: 352–358

Publications - 2010

[13] *Scherber C, Eisenhauer N, Weisser WW, Schmid B, Voigt W, Schulze ED, Roscher C, Weigelt A, Allan E, Beßler H, Bonkowski M, Buchmann N, Buscot F, Clement LW, Ebeling A, Engel Ch, Fischer MS, Halle S, Kertscher I, Klein AM, Koller R, König S, Kowalski E, Kummers V, Kuu A, Lange M, Lauterbach D, Middelhoff C, Migunova VD, Milcu A, Müller R, Partsch S, Petermann JS, Renker C, Rottstock T, Sabais A, Scheu S, Schumacher J, Temperton VM, Tscharntke T (2010) Bottom-up effects of plant diversity on biotic interactions in a biodiversity experiment. Nature 468: 553-556

[14] *Neidig N, Jousset A, Nunes F, Bonkowski M, Paul R J, Scheu S (2010) Interference between bacterial feeding nematodes and amoebae relies on innate and inducible mutual toxicity. Functional Ecology 24: 1133-1138

[15]*Jousset A, Rochat L, Scheu S, Bonkowski M, Keel Ch (2010) Predator-prey chemical warfare determines the expression of biocontrol genes by rhizosphere Pseudomonas fluorescens. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76: 5263 – 5268 §Publication selected for Faculty of 1000 Biology, 20 Jul 2010: http://f1000biology.com/article/id/4074956/evaluation

[16]*Jousset A, Bonkowski M (2010) The model predator Acanthamoeba castellanii induces the production of 2,4, DAPG by the biocontrol strain Pseudomonas fluorescens Q2-87. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42:1647-1649

[17]*Krome K, Rosenberg K, Dickler Ch, Kreuzer K, Ludwig-Müller J, Ullrich-Eberius C, Scheu S, Bonkowski M (2010) Soil bacteria and protozoa affect root branching via effects on the hormonal balance in plants. Plant and Soil 328: 191-201.

Publications - 2009

[18]*Krome K, Rosenberg K, Bonkowski M, Scheu S (2009) Grazing of protozoa on rhizosphere bacteria alters growth and reproduction of Arabidopsis thaliana. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 41: 1866-1873

[19]*Rosenberg K., Krome K., Bertaux J., Scheu S., Bonkowski M. (2009) Soil amoebae rapidly change bacterial community composition in the rhizosphere of Arabidopsis thaliana. ISME Journal 3: 675-684

[20] *Jousset A., Péchy-Tarr M., Rochat L., Keel Ch., Scheu S., Bonkowski M (2009) Cheating and predation determine the toxin production by the biocontrol bacterium Pseudomonas fluorescens CHA0. ISME Journal 3: 666-674 §

Publications - 2008

[21] *Birkhofer K., Bezemer T.M., Bloem J., Bonkowski, M., Christensen S., Ekelund F., Fließbach A., Hedlund K., Mikola J., Robin C., Mäder P., Setälä H., Tatin-Froux F., Van der Putten W.H., Scheu S. (2008) Improving internal nutrient cycling and conservation biological control through long-term organic farming. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40: 2297-2308.

[22] *Manning P, Morrison SA, Bonkowski M, Bardgett RD (2008) Nitrogen enrichment modifies plant community structure via changes to plant-soil feedback. Oecologia 157: 661-673.

[23]*Manning P., Saunders M., Bardgett R.D., Bonkowski M., Bradford M.A., Ellis R.J., Kandeler E., Marhan S., Tscherko D. (2008) The direct and indirect effects of nitrogen deposition on litter decomposition. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40: 688-698.

[24] Krashevska V. Bonkowski M., Maraun M., Ruess L., Kandeler E., Scheu S. (2008) * Microorganisms as driving factors for the community structure of testate amoebae along an altitudinal transect in tropical mountain rain forests. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40: 2427-2433.

[25]*Jousset A., Scheu S., Bonkowski M. (2008) Secondary metabolite production facilitates establishment of rhizobacteria by reducing both protozoan predation and the competitive effects of indigenous bacteria. Functional Ecology 22: 714-719.

[26]*Schütz K., Bonkowski M., Scheu S. (2008) Effects of Collembola and fertilizers on plant performance (Triticum aestivum) and aphid reproduction (Rhopalosiphum padi). Basic and Applied Ecology 9: 182-188.

[27] *Somasundaram S., Bonkowski M., Iijima M. (2008) Functional role of mucilage - border cells: a complex facilitating protozoan effects on plant growth. Plant Production Science 11: 341-351..

[28]*Herdler S., Kreuzer K., Scheu S., Bonkowski M. (2008) Interactions between an arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus (Glomus intraradices, Glomeromycota), bacteria and amoebae (Acanthamoeba castellanii, Protozoa) strongly affect growth of rice plants (Oryza sativa). Soil Biology & Biochemistry 40: 660-668.

Publications - 2007

29]*Krashevska V., Bonkowski M., Maraun M., Scheu S. (2007) Testate amoebae (protista) of an elevational gradient in the tropical mountain rain forest of Ecuador. Pedobiologia 51: 319-331.

[30] *Manning P., Newington J.E., Robson H.R., Saunders M., Bradford M.A., Eggers T., Bardgett R.D., Bonkowski M., Ellis R.J., Gange A.C., Grayston S.J., Kandeler E., Marhan S., Reid E., Tscherko D., Godfray H.C.J., Rees M. (2007) Decoupling the direct and indirect effects of nitrogen deposition on ecosystem function. Ecology Letters 9: 1015-1024.

Publications - 2006


[31]*Omacini M., Eggers T., Bonkowski M, Gange A. Jones T.H. (2006) Leaf endophytes affect mycorrhizal status and growth of co-infected and neighbouring plants. Functional Ecology 20: 226- 232.

[32]*Kreuzer K., Adamczyk J., Iijima M., Wagner M., Scheu S., Bonkowski M (2006) Grazing of a common species of soil protozoa (Acanthamoeba castellanii) affects rhizospere bacterial community composition and root architecture of rice (Oryza sativa L.). Soil Biology & Biochemistry 38: 1665- 1672.

Publications - 2001-2005

[33] * Bonkowski M, Roy J. (2005) Soil microbial diversity and soil functioning affect competition among grasses in experimental microcosms. Oecologia 143: 232-240.

[34] Bonkowski M (2004) Linking below- and aboveground processes : the functional significance of protozoa in the rhizosphere of plants. Habilitationsschrift, Technische Universität Darmstadt.

[35]*Kreuzer K., Bonkowski M, Langel R., Scheu S. (2004) Decomposer animals (Lumbricidae, Collembola) and organic matter distribution affect the performance of Lolium perenne (Poaceae) and Trifolium repens (Fabaceae). Soil Biology & Biochemistry 36: 2005-2011.

[36]*Wurst S, Dugassa-Gobena D, Langel R, Bonkowski M, Scheu S (2004) Combined effects of earthworms and vesicular-arbuscular mycorrhizas on plant and aphid performance. New Phytologist 163: 169-176.

[37]*Wurst S., Langel R., Reineking A., Bonkowski M, Scheu S. (2003) Effects of earthworms and organic litter distribution on plant performance and aphid reproduction. Oecologia 137: 90-96.

[38]*Bradford M.A., Jones T.H., Bardgett R.D., Black H., Boag B., Bonkowski M, Cook R., Eggers T., Gange A.C., Grayston S.J., Kandeler E., McCaig A.E., Newington J.E., Prosser J., Setälä H., Staddon P.L., Tordoff G.M., Tscherko D., Lawton J.H. (2002) Impacts of soil faunal community composition on model grassland ecosystems. Science 298: 615-618.

[39] *Bonkowski M, Brandt F (2002) Do soil protozoa enhance plant growth by hormonal effects? Soil Biology & Biochemistry 34: 1709-1715.

[40]*Bonkowski M, Geoghegan I.E., Birch A.N.E., Griffiths B.S. (2001) Effects of soil decomposer invertebrates (protozoa and earthworms) on an above-ground phytophagous insect (cereal aphid), mediated through changes in the host plant. Oikos 95: 441-450.

[41] *Bonkowski M, Jentschke G., Scheu S. (2001) Contrasting effects of microbes in the rhizosphere: interactions of mycorrhiza (Paxillus involutus (Batsch) Fr.), naked amoebae (Protozoa) and Norway Spruce seedlings (Picea abies Karst.). Applied Soil Ecology 18: 193-204.

[42] *Griffiths B.S., Bonkowski M, Roy J., Ritz K. (2001) Functional stability, substrate utilisation and biological indicators of soils following environmental impacts. Applied Soil Ecology 16: 49-61.

[43] *Maraun M., Alphei J., Beste P., Bonkowski M, Buryn R., Migge S., Peter M., Schaefer M., Scheu S. (2001) Indirect effects of carbon and nutrient amendments on the soil meso- and microfauna of a beechwood. Biology and Fertility of Soils 34: 222-229.

[44]*Tiunov A., Bonkowski M, Alphei J., Scheu S. (2001) Microflora, Protozoa and Nematoda in Lumbricus terrestris burrow walls: A laboratory experiment. Pedobiologia 45: 46-60.

Publications - 1996-2000

[45]*Bonkowski M, Griffiths B.S., Ritz K. (2000) Food preferences of earthworms for soil fungi. Pedobiologia 44: 666-676.

[46] *Bonkowski M, Griffiths B. S., Scrimgeour C. (2000) Substrate heterogeneity and microfauna in soil organic 'hotspots' as determinants of nitrogen capture and growth of rye-grass. Applied Soil Ecology 14: 37-53.

[47]Bonkowski M, Griffiths B.S. (1999) Wirkung der Mikrofauna (Protozoen, Nematoden) auf die Mikroflora bei der Zersetzung von organischen "Hotspots" im Boden und ihr Einfluß auf das Wachstum von Graspflanzen (Lolium perenne L.). Mitteilungen der Deutschen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft 89: 213-216.

[48]*Griffiths B.S., Bonkowski M, Dobson G., Caul S. (1999) Changes in soil microbial community structure in the presence of microbial-feeding nematodes and protozoa. Pedobiologia 43: 297-304.

[49]*Maraun M., Alphei J., Bonkowski M, Buryn R., Migge S., Peter M., Schaefer M., Scheu S. (1999) Middens of the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris (Lumbricidae): microhabitats for micro-and mesofauna in forest soil. Pedobiologia 43: 276-287.

[50]*Bonkowski M, Scheu S., Schaefer M. (1998) Effects of endogeic earthworms (Octolasion lacteum), diplopods (Glomeris marginata) and plants (H. europaeus) on the decomposition of litter in a beechwood on a basalt hill. Applied Soil Ecology 9: 161-166.

[51] *Bonkowski M, Schaefer M. (1997) Interactions between earthworms and soil protozoa - a trophic component in the soil food web. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 29: 499-502.

[52]*Alphei J., Bonkowski M, Scheu S. (1996) Protozoa, Nematoda and Lumbricidae in the rhizosphere of Hordelymus europaeus (Poaceae): Faunal interactions, response of microorganisms and effects on plant growth. Oecologia 106: 111-126.

[53]Bonkowski M (1996) Protozoen und Lumbriciden in einem Kalkbuchenwald: Untersuchungen zur Interaktion von Populationen der Bodenfauna und ihrer Wirkung auf Stoffdynamik und Pflanzenwachstum. Dissertation Göttingen. Berichte des Forschungszentrums Waldökosysteme Göttingen (A) 134: 1-132.

[54] Bonkowski M, Schaefer M. (1996) Trophische Interaktionen von Regenwürmern und Protozoen. Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie 26: 283-286.

[55] *Scheu S., Maraun M., Bonkowski M, Alphei J. (1996) Microbial biomass and respiratory activity in soil aggregates of different sizes from three beechwood sites on a basalt hill. Biology and Fertility of Soils 21: 69-76.

Publications - until 1995

[56] *Alphei J., Bonkowski M, Scheu S. (1995) Application and optimization of the selective inhibition method to determine bacterial-fungal ratios in three beechwood-soils rich in carbon. Biology and Fertility of Soils 19: 173-176.

[57] Bonkowski M (1995) Bodenprotozoen in Gängen und Faeces von Octolasion lacteum. Mitteilungen der Deutschen Bodenkundllichen Gesellschaft 75: 119-122.

[58] *Jentschke G., Bonkowski M, Godbold D.L., Scheu S. (1995) Soil protozoa and forest tree growth: non-nutritional effects and interaction with mycorrhizae. Biology and Fertility of Soils 20: 263-269.

[48]*Griffiths B.S., Bonkowski M, Dobson G., Caul S. (1999) Changes in soil microbial community structure in the presence of microbial-feeding nematodes and protozoa. Pedobiologia 43: 297-304.

[49]*Maraun M., Alphei J., Bonkowski M, Buryn R., Migge S., Peter M., Schaefer M., Scheu S. (1999) Middens of the earthworm Lumbricus terrestris (Lumbricidae): microhabitats for micro-and mesofauna in forest soil. Pedobiologia 43: 276-287.

[50]*Bonkowski M, Scheu S., Schaefer M. (1998) Effects of endogeic earthworms (Octolasion lacteum), diplopods (Glomeris marginata) and plants (H. europaeus) on the decomposition of litter in a beechwood on a basalt hill. Applied Soil Ecology 9: 161-166.

[51] *Bonkowski M, Schaefer M. (1997) Interactions between earthworms and soil protozoa - a trophic component in the soil food web. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 29: 499-502.

[52]*Alphei J., Bonkowski M, Scheu S. (1996) Protozoa, Nematoda and Lumbricidae in the rhizosphere of Hordelymus europaeus (Poaceae): Faunal interactions, response of microorganisms and effects on plant growth. Oecologia 106: 111-126.

[53]Bonkowski M (1996) Protozoen und Lumbriciden in einem Kalkbuchenwald: Untersuchungen zur Interaktion von Populationen der Bodenfauna und ihrer Wirkung auf Stoffdynamik und Pflanzenwachstum. Dissertation Göttingen. Berichte des Forschungszentrums Waldökosysteme Göttingen (A) 134: 1-132.

[54] Bonkowski M, Schaefer M. (1996) Trophische Interaktionen von Regenwürmern und Protozoen. Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie 26: 283-286.

[55] *Scheu S., Maraun M., Bonkowski M, Alphei J. (1996) Microbial biomass and respiratory activity in soil aggregates of different sizes from three beechwood sites on a basalt hill. Biology and Fertility of Soils 21: 69-76.

Reviews


[65] *Bonkowski M, Clarholm M. (2012) Stimulation of plant growth through interactions of bacteria and protozoa: testing the auxillary microbial loop hypothesis. Acta Protozoologica 51: 237–247 (invited review)


[66] *Bonkowski M, Villenave C., Griffiths B.S (2009) Rhizosphere fauna: the functional and structural diversity of intimate interactions of soil fauna with plant roots. Plant and Soil 321:213-233.


[67] *Bonkowski M (2004) Tansley Review Soil protozoa and plant growth - the microbial loop in soil revisited. New Phytologist 162: 617-631.


[68] *Bonkowski M (2002) Protozoa and plant growth: trophic links and mutualism. European Journal of Protistology 37: 363-365.


[69] *Bonkowski M, Cheng W., Griffiths B.S., Alphei J., Scheu S. (2000) Microbial-faunal interactions in the rhizosphere and effects on plant growth. European Journal of Soil Biology 36: 135-147.

Book Chapters

[70] * Griffiths B.S., Clarholm M, Bonkowski M (2011) Protozoa. In subsection: Paul E.A., Nannipieri P. (eds) Soil Biology and Biochemistry: Soil Biology in Its Second Golden Age. In: Huang PM, Li Y., Sumner M.E. (eds) Handbook of Soil Sciences: Properties and Processes. CRC Press – Chapter 25-1.)

[71] *Bonkowski M, Villenave C., Griffiths B.S. (2010) Rhizosphere fauna: the functional and structural diversity of intimate interactions of soil fauna with plant roots. In: Dessaux Y., Hinsinger P., Lemanceau P. (eds.) Rhizosphere: Achievements and Challenges. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 213- 233.

[72]*Griffiths B.S., Christensen S., Bonkowski M (2007) Microfaunal dynamics in heterogeneous soils. In: Cardon Z.G., Whitbeck J.L. (eds) The Rhizosphere -- an Ecological Perspective. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 57-71.

[73] *Clarholm M., Bonkowski M, Griffiths B.S (2007) Protozoa and other Protista in Soil. In: van Elsas J.D., Trevors J.T., Wellington E.M.H. (eds) Modern Soil Microbiology. Marcel Dekker, Amsterdam, pp. 147-175.

[74] *Scheu S., Ruess L., Bonkowski M (2005) Interactions between microorganisms and soil micro- and mesofauna. In: Buscot F., Varma A. (eds) Micro-organisms in Soils: Roles in Genesis and Functions. Soil Biology Series Vol. 3, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 253-275

[75]*Bonkowski M, Scheu S. (2004) Biotic interactions in the rhizosphere: effects on plant growth and herbivore development. In: Weisser, W., Sieman E. (eds.) Insects and Ecosystem Functioning. Ecological Studies, Springer Verlag, Heidelberg, pp. 71-91.

[76]*Scheu S., Alphei J., Bonkowski M, Jentschke G. (1999): Soil food web interactions and ecosystem functioning: experimental approaches with systems of increasing complexity. In: Rastin, N., Bauhus, J. (eds.). Going underground. Ecological Studies in Forest Soils, Trivandrum, India: Research Signpost. pp 1-32.

[77] Jentschke G., Bonkowski M, Godbold D.L., Scheu S. (1996). Effects of protozoa on mycorrhizal and non-mycorrhizal spruce seedlings. In: Azcon-Aguilar C., Barea J.M. (eds.) Mycorrhizas in integrated systems - From genes to plant development. European Commission, Luxembourg; pp. 642-645.

78]Alphei J., Bonkowski M, Koch M., Schauermann J. (1995) Response of microorganisms and soil fauna to experimental manipulations of precipitation in the Solling Roof Project. In: Jenkins A., Ferrier R.C., Kirby C. (eds.) Ecosystem Manipulation Experiments: scientific approaches, experimental design and relevant results. Ecosystems Research Report 20: 162-164.

Public Outreach

[1] Book Review Bonkowski M (2012) Ritz, K. & Young, I. The Architecture and Biology of Soils: Life in Inner Space. CABI, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8DE, UK, 2011. ix + 244 pp. European Journal of Soil Science 63, 533 (doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2012.01454.x)

[2] Biermann E, Bonkowski M (2012) Inselbiogeographie am Niederrhein. In: Baggern macht schön - Landschaftswandel durch Kieswirtschaft: Einsichten und Aussichten zu einem kontroversen Thema. Holemans GmbH, Rees. ISBN 978-3-00-039895-7 pp.121-132