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Discipline name H-index Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Ecology and Evolution H-index 101 Citations 31,788 424 World Ranking 73 National Ranking 4


What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Ecology
  • Botany
  • Ecosystem

His scientific interests lie mostly in Ecology, Botany, Soil biology, Decomposer and Earthworm. His Ecosystem, Biodiversity, Trophic level, Species richness and Food web investigations are all subjects of Ecology research. His Botany study incorporates themes from Microorganism, Biomass, Rhizosphere, Nutrient and Animal science.

His research in Soil biology intersects with topics in Beech, Biota and Soil ecology. His study on Decomposer also encompasses disciplines like

  • Litter that connect with fields like Plant litter,
  • Niche differentiation that connect with fields like Guild. His Earthworm research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Plant community and Soil horizon.

His most cited work include:

  • Biodiversity and Litter Decomposition in Terrestrial Ecosystems (1039 citations)
  • Organo-mineral associations in temperate soils: Integrating biology, mineralogy, and organic matter chemistry (610 citations)
  • Bottom-up effects of plant diversity on multitrophic interactions in a biodiversity experiment (570 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary areas of study are Ecology, Agronomy, Botany, Trophic level and Ecosystem. His works in Decomposer, Biodiversity, Predation, Soil biology and Species richness are all subjects of inquiry into Ecology. His Agronomy research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Soil organic matter and Soil water.

His Botany study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Rhizosphere and Nutrient, Plant litter. He has included themes like Isotope analysis, Ecological niche and Food chain in his Trophic level study. His work deals with themes such as Rainforest and Environmental resource management, which intersect with Ecosystem.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Ecology (54.10%)
  • Agronomy (24.10%)
  • Botany (23.77%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2018-2021)?

  • Ecology (54.10%)
  • Ecosystem (19.84%)
  • Trophic level (19.84%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

Stefan Scheu mostly deals with Ecology, Ecosystem, Trophic level, Rainforest and Litter. His research related to Predation, Abundance, Species richness, Decomposer and Grassland might be considered part of Ecology. His study in Ecosystem is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Biodiversity, Beech, Fagus sylvatica, Biomass and Plant community.

His Trophic level research is multidisciplinary, incorporating perspectives in Soil mesofauna, Ecological niche and Isotope analysis. His studies deal with areas such as Microcosm and Plant litter as well as Litter. His work in Agronomy addresses subjects such as Soil water, which are connected to disciplines such as Nitrification.

Between 2018 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Trade-offs between multifunctionality and profit in tropical smallholder landscapes (359 citations)
  • Soil nematode abundance and functional group composition at a global scale (160 citations)
  • Uncovering trophic positions and food resources of soil animals using bulk natural stable isotope composition. (49 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Ecology
  • Ecosystem
  • Botany

Stefan Scheu mainly investigates Ecology, Ecosystem, Trophic level, Biodiversity and Predation. Many of his studies involve connections with topics such as Rhizosphere and Ecology. His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Rainforest, Soil biology, Biomass and Abiotic component.

Stefan Scheu combines subjects such as Isotope analysis, Decomposer, Food chain and Niche with his study of Trophic level. Stefan Scheu has researched Decomposer in several fields, including Food web and Intraguild predation. His Biodiversity research includes themes of Plant community, Monoculture, Grassland and Land use.

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Top Publications

Biodiversity and Litter Decomposition in Terrestrial Ecosystems

Stephan Hättenschwiler;Alexei V. Tiunov;Stefan Scheu.
Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics (2005)

1246 Citations

Organo-mineral associations in temperate soils: Integrating biology, mineralogy, and organic matter chemistry

Ingrid Kögel-Knabner;Georg Guggenberger;Markus Kleber;Ellen Kandeler.
Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science (2008)

695 Citations

Bottom-up effects of plant diversity on multitrophic interactions in a biodiversity experiment

Christoph Scherber;Nico Eisenhauer;Nico Eisenhauer;Wolfgang W Weisser;Bernhard Schmid.
Nature (2010)

687 Citations

Long-term organic farming fosters below and aboveground biota: Implications for soil quality, biological control and productivity

Klaus Birkhofer;T. Martijn Bezemer;Jaap Bloem;Michael Bonkowski.
Soil Biology & Biochemistry (2008)

481 Citations

Plant diversity increases soil microbial activity and soil carbon storage

Markus Lange;Nico Eisenhauer;Carlos Sierra;Holger Bessler.
Nature Communications (2015)

460 Citations

Non‐native invasive earthworms as agents of change in northern temperate forests

Patrick J. Bohlen;Stefan Scheu;Cindy M. Hale;Mary Ann McLean.
Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (2004)

450 Citations

An inter-laboratory comparison of ten different ways of measuring soil microbial biomass C

T. Beck;R.G. Joergensen;E. Kandeler;F. Makeschin.
Soil Biology & Biochemistry (1997)

445 Citations

Effects of earthworms on plant growth: patterns and perspectivesThe 7th international symposium on earthworm ecology · Cardiff · Wales · 2002

Stefan Scheu.
Pedobiologia (2003)

438 Citations

Effects of earthworms on plant growth: patterns and perspectives

Stefan Scheu.
Pedobiologia (2003)

434 Citations

Consequences of biodiversity loss for litter decomposition across biomes

I. Tanya Handa;Rien Aerts;Frank Berendse;Matty P. Berg.
Nature (2014)

424 Citations

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