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Dr. Ewald Weber

Contact

University of Potsdam

Biodiversity Research | Plant Systematics
Maulbeerallee 1 (2nd floor, room: 2.02)
14469 Potsdam , Germany

Phone: +49 331 977 1938
Fax: +49 331 977 1930
E-Mail: ewweber@uni-potsdam.de

 

Education and Experience

2016–2018: Independent researcher in the group of Prof. J. Joshi, Biodiversity Research and Systematic Botany, University of Potsdam

 

2009–2016: Postdoc and lecturer with Prof. J. Joshi, Biodiversity Research and Systematic Botany, University of Potsdam

Current Employment

since October 2018 Interim Head of "Biodiversity Research and Plant Systematics", University of Potsdam

Research interests

  • Ecology of invasive plant species, e.g. spread dynamics, pathways of introduction, risk assessments
  • Plant conservation

Public outreach

Science writing, for popular science books, see www.autoreweber.de

Supervised Theses

Engelhardt, Ireen (Master, in preparation) Neophyten im Land Brandenburg: eine Situationsanalyse und Handlungsbedarf

 

Ehmig, Carolin (Diplom, 2017) Die Bedeutung von Smartphone-Apps im Neophyten-Monitoring. Eine Analyse ausgewählter Projekte in Deutschland

 

Engelhardt, Ireen (Bachelor, 2016) Auswirkungen invasiver Pflanzenarten auf seltene einheimische Arten

 

Laabs, Anja (Master, 2015) Analyse der Bekämpfung des Eichenprozessionsspinners in den Jahren 2012 bis 2014 basierend auf aktuellem Wissen über den Eichenprozessionsspinner

 

Pfennig, Tanja (Master, 2015) Konkurrenzverhalten zweier Neophyten (Impatiens parviflora und Impatiens edgeworthii) sowie Auswirkungen zweier herbivorer Schneckenarten auf deren Vitalität

 

Bels, Robin (Master, 2015) Untersuchungen zur vegetativen Vermehrung und Stresstoleranz ausgewählter Laubmoosarten

 

Bergemann, Janin (Bachelor, 2014) Symphoricarpos albus (Gewöhnliche Schneebeere) – eine aktuelle Bestandesaufnahme zum Vorkommen und ökologischem Verhalten im Raum Potsdam

 

Wernicke, Bianca (Bachelor, 2014) Untersuchung der Mykorrhizierung ausgewählter Arten der Segetalflora und Feldfrüchte bei ökologischem und konventionellem Landbau

 

Gensch, Sabine (Bachelor, 2012) Eine Untersuchung zur Allelopathie des Baumes Parrotia persica und deren Anwendung im Biologie-Unterricht

 

Bönisch, Maria (Bachelor, 2012) Untersuchungen zum Vorkommen zweier neophytischer Springkraut-Arten (Impatiens edheworthii, I. parviflora) in einem Gebiet der Grunewaldseenkette, Berlin

 

Bramer, Annegret (Master, 2012) Einfluss der Landnutzung auf die genetische Variabilität verschiedener Pflanzenpopulationen

 

Artmann, Klara (Diplom, 2012) Der invasive Neophyt Rosa rugosa an Küstenstandorten – Untersuchungen zu Maßnahmen seiner Zurückdrängung

 

Moshacke, Sonja (Diplom, 2011) Lassen sich invasive Pflanzenarten anhand von Konkurrenzversuchen frühzeitig erkennen?

 

Publications

Weber E, Burkart M, Joshi J (2018) Deutsche botanische Gärten als mögliche Quelle invasiver Pflanzenarten – eine Bewertung der Lebendsammlungen. Natur und Landschaft 93, 23–27.

 

van Kleunen M, Essl F, Pergl J, Brundu G, Carboni M, Dullinger S, Early R, González‐Moreno P, Groom QJ, Hulme PE, Kueffer C, Kühn I, Máguas C, Maurel N, Novoa A, Parepa M, Pyšek P, Seebens H, Tanner R, Touza J, Verbrugge L, Weber E, Dawson W, Kreft H, Weigelt P, Winter M, Klonner G, Talluto MV, Dehnen‐Schmutz K (2018) The changing role of ornamental horticulture in alien plant invasions. Biological Reviews 93, 1421–1437.

 

Heinze J, Gensch S, Weber E, Joshi J (2017) Soil temperature modifies effects of soil-biota on plant growth. Journal of Plant Ecology 10, 808–821.

Weigelt P, Winter M, Kartesz J, Nishino M, Antonova LA, Barcelona JF, Cabezas FJ, Cardenas D, Cardenas-Toro J, Castano N, Chacon E, Chatelain C, Dullinger S, Ebel AL, Figueiredo E, Fuentes N, Genovesi P, Groom QJ, Henderson L, Inderjit, Kupriyanov A, Masciadri S, Maurel N, Meerman J, Morozova O, Moser D, Nickrent D, Nowak PM, Pagad S, Patzelt A, Pelser PB, Seebens H, Shu WS, Thomas J, Velayos M, Weber E, Wieringa JJ, Baptiste MP, van Kleunen M (2017) Naturalized alien flora of the world: species diversity, taxonomic and phylogenetic patterns, geographic distribution and global hotspots of plant invasion. Preslia 89, 203–274.

 

Dellinger AS, Essl F, Hojsgaard D, Kirchheimer B, Klatt S, Dawson W, Pergl J, Pyšek P, van Kleunen M, Weber E, Winter M, Hörandl E, Dullinger S (2016) Niche dynamics of alien species do not differ among sexual and apomictic flowering plants. New Phytologist 209, 1313–1323.

 

Cochard R, Edwards PJ, Weber E (2015) Post-ranching tree grass interactions in secondary Acacia zanzibarica woodlands in coastal Tanzania. An experimental study. Applied Vegetation Science 18, 297–310.

 

Van Kleunen M, Dawson W, Essl F, Pergl J, Winter M, Kreft H, Weigelt P, Kartesz J, Nishino M, Antonova LA, Barcelona JF, Cabezas FJ, Castaño N, Cárdenas D, Cárdenas-Toro J, Chacón E, Chatelain C, Ebel AL, Figueiredo E, Fuentes N, Groom QJ, Henderson L, Inderjit, Kupriyanov A, Meerman J, Morozova O, Moser D, Nickrent D, Masciadri S, Patzelt A, Pelser, PB, Poopath M, Piedad-Baptiste M, Schulze M, Seebens H, Shu WS, Thomas J, Velayos M, Weber E, Wieringa JJ, Pyšek P (2015) Global exchange and accumulation of non-native plants. Nature 525, 100–103.

 

Heinze J, Werner T, Weber E, Rillig M, Joshi J (2015) Soil biota effects on local abundances of three grass species along a land-use gradient. Oecologia 179, 249–259.

 

Seebens H, Essl F, Dawson W, Fuentes N, Moser D, Pergl J, Pyšek P, van Kleunen M, Weber E, Winter M, Blasius B (2015) Global trade will accelerate plant invasions in emerging economies under climate change. Global Change Biology 21, 4128–4140.

 

Cierjacks A, Kowarik I, Joshi J, Hempel S, Ristow M, von der Lippe M, Weber E (2013) Biological Flora of the British Isles: Robinia pseudoacacia. Journal of Ecology 101, 1623–1640.

 

Heinken T, Weber E (2013) Consequences of habitat fragmentation for plant species: do we know enough? Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution & Systematics 15, 205–213.

 

Khuroo A, Reshi ZA, Malik AH, Weber E, Rashid I, Dar GH (2012) Alien flora of India: taxonomic position, invasion status and biogeographic affiliations. Biological Invasions 14, 99–113.

 

Weber E (2011) Strong regeneration ability from rhizome fragments in two invasive clonal plants (Solidago canadensis and S. gigantea). Biological Invasions 13, 2947–2955.

 

Khuroo AA, Weber E, Malik AH, Dar GH, Reshi ZA (2010) Taxonomic and biogeographic patterns in the native and alien woody flora of Kashmir Himalaya, India. Nordic Journal of Botany 28, 685–696.

 

van Kleunen M, Weber E, Fischer M (2010) A meta-analysis of trait differences between invasive and non-invasive plant species. Ecology Letters 13, 235–245.

 

Weber E, Li B (2008) Plant invasions in China: what is to be expected in the wake of economic development? BioScience 58, 437–444.

 

Weber E, Sun S, Li B (2008) Invasive alien plants in China: diversity and ecological insights. Biological Invasions 10, 1411–1429.

 

Lu J, Weng E, Wu X, Weber E, Li B (2007) Potential distribution of Solidago canadensis in China. Acta Phytotaxonomica Sinica 45, 670–674.

 

Güsewell S, Jakobs G, Weber E (2006) Native and introduced populations of Solidago gigantea differ in shoot production but not in leaf traits or litter decomposition. Functional Ecology 20, 575–584.

 

Treydte AC, Halsdorf SA, Weber E, Edwards PJ (2006) Habitat use of warthogs on a former cattle ranch in Tanzania. Journal of Wildlife Management 70, 1285–1292.

 

Weber E, Schrader G (2006) New weed threats: extent, origin, and proper management. Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources 1, 1–8.

 

Meyer G, Clare R, Weber E (2005) An experimental test of the evolution of increased competitive ability hypothesis in goldenrod, Solidago gigantea. Oecologia 144, 299–307.

 

Weber E (2005) Lonicera henryi Hemsl. – a potential exotic forest weed in Switzerland. Botanica Helvetica 115, 77–81.

 

Weber E, Gut D (2005) A survey of weeds that are increasingly spreading in Europe. Agronomy and Sustainable Development 25, 109–121.

 

Weber E, Jakobs G (2005) Biological flora of central Europe: Solidago gigantea Aiton. Flora 200, 109–118.

 

Weber E, Köhler B, Gelpke G, Perrenoud A (2005) Schlüssel zur Einteilung von Neophyten in der Schweiz in die Schwarze Liste oder die Watch-Liste. Botanica Helvetica 115, 169–174.

 

Jakobs G., Weber E., Edwards P.J. (2004) Introduced plants of the invasive Solidago gigantea (Asteraceae) are larger and grow denser than conspecifics in the native range. Diversity and Distributions 10, 11-19.

 

Jakobs G, Weber E, Meyer GA, Baltisberger M, Edwards PJ (2001) Life-history and genetic variation of native and introduced populations of the perennial Solidago gigantea Ait. (Asteraceae). Bulletin of the Geobotanical Institute ETH 67, 73–78.

 

Weber E (2001) Current and potential ranges of three exotic goldenrods (Solidago L., Asteraceae) in Europe. Conservation Biolog 15, 122–128.

 

Books

Weber E (2017) Invasive Plant Species of the World. A Reference Guide to Environmental Weeds. 2nd edition. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, 596 pages.

 

Weber E (2003) Invasive Plant Species of the World. A Reference Guide to Environmental Weeds. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, 548 pages.