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Dr. Johannes Heinze

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Contact

University of Potsdam 

Biodiversity Research / Plant Systematics 
Maulbeerallee 1 (room 2.08)
14469 Potsdam, Germany 

Phone: +49 331 977 4863
Fax: +49 331 977  4865

Email: jheinze@uni-potsdam.de

Photo: Johannes Heinze

Education and experience:

 

2017 - ... Postdoc within the Biodiversity-Exploratories (Project: LandUseFeedback: „The effect of land-use related diversity on plant-soil feedbacks and plant-community coexistence“)

2011 – 2016 PhD with Prof. Dr. Jasmin Joshi (University of Potsdam) and Matthias Rillig (Freie Universität Berlin) „The impact of soil microbiota on plant species performance and diversity in semi-natural grasslands“

2003 – 2010 Degree in Biology / Plant ecology (University of Potsdam) „Impacts of disturbance, productivity and soil microorganisms on plant-diversity

Since 2008 member within the Biodiversity-Exploratories project (www.biodiversity-exploratories.de) as student helper, degree candidate, PhD student and Postdoc.

 

Research interests:

 

- impact of soil biota on plant performance and community composition in grasslands

- effects of abiotic and biotic environmental factors on plant-soil interactions

 

 

Teaching experience:

 

- Applied mathematics and statistics for ecologists (Angewandte Mathematik und Statistik für

   Ökologen), practical course, winter term 2010/11

- Investigation planning and data evaluation (Untersuchungsplanung und Datenauswertung),

   practical course, winter term 2011/12

- Investigation planning and data evaluation (Untersuchungsplanung und Datenauswertung),

   practical course, winter term 2012/13

- Biological Invasions, seminar, summer term 2013

- Basic outline of ecological work (Grundzüge ökologischen Arbeitens), practical course, summer term 2013

- Biological Invasions, seminar, summer term 2014

- Basic outline of ecological work (Grundzüge ökologischen Arbeitens), practical course, summer term 2014

- Botanical determination-exercises (Botanische Bestimmungsübung), practical course, summer term 2015

- Basic outline of ecological work (Grundzüge ökologischen Arbeitens), practical course, summer term 2015

- Botanical field-course (Botanische Geländeübungen), practical course, summer term 2015

- Ecology I (Ökologie I), lecture, winter term 2015/16

- Guidance for scientific working (Anleitung zum wissenschaftlichen Arbeiten), seminar, winter term 2015/16

- Botanical determination-exercises (Botanische Bestimmungsübung), practical course, summer term 2016

- Basic outline of ecological work (Grundzüge ökologischen Arbeitens), practical course, summer term 2016

- Botanical field-course (Botanische Geländeübungen), practical course, summer

    term 2016

Publications:

 

2019 

Forero, L., Grenzer, J., Heinze, J., Schittko, C. & Kulmatiski, A. (2019) Greenhouse- and field-measured plant-soil feedbacks are not correlated. Frontiers in Environmental Science. doi: 10.3389/fenvs.2019.00184

 

Kirchhoff, L., Kirschbaum, A., Joshi, J., Bossdorf, O., Scheepens, J.F. & Heinze, J. (2019) Plant-soil feedbacks of Plantago lanceolata in the field depend on plant origin and herbivory. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00422

 

Schöpke, B., Heinze, J., Pätzig, M. & Heinken, T. (2019) Do dispersal traits of wetland plant species explain tolerance against isolation effects in naturally fragmented habitat? Plant Ecology 220:801-815. doi: 10.1007/s11258-019-00955-8

 

Heinze, J., Simons, N.K., Seibold, S., Wacker, A., Weithoff. G., Gossner, M.M., Prati, D., Bezemer, T.M. & Joshi, J. (2019) The relative importance of plant-soil feedbacks for plant-species performance increases with decreasing intensity of herbivory. Oecologia. DOI: 10.1007/s00442-019-04442-9

 

Vogt, J., Klaus, V., Both, S., Fürstenau, C., Gockel, S., Gossner, M.M., Heinze, J., Hemp, A., Hölzel, N., Jung, K., Kleinebecker, T., Lauterbach, R., Lorenzen, K., Ostrowski, A., Otto, N., Prati, D., Renner, S., Schumacher, U., Seibold, S., Simons, N., Steitz, I., Teuscher, M., Thiele, J., Weithmann S., Wells, K., Wiesner, K., Ayasse, M., Blüthgen, N., Fischer, M. & Weisser W.W. (2019) Eleven years`data of grassland management data in Germany. Biodiversity Data Journal 7: e36387. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.7.e36387

 

2018

Heinze, J. & Joshi, J. (2018) Plant-soil feedback effects can be masked by aboveground herbivory under natural field conditions. Oecologia 186: 235-246, doi: 10.1007/s00442-017-3997-y

 

2017

 

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,
doi: 10.1093/jpe/rtw097

 

2016

 

Bergmann J., Verbruggen E., Heinze J., Xiang D., Chen B.D., Joshi J., Rillig M.C. (2016) The interplay between soil structure, roots and microbiota is an important determinant of plant conspecific feedback. Ecology and Evolution 6: 7633-7644, doi: 10.1002/ece3.2456

 

S. Soliveres, F. van der Plas, P. Manning, D. Prati, M. M. Gossner, S. C. Renner, F. Alt, H. Arndt, V. Baumgartner, J. Binkenstein, K. Birkhofer, S. Blaser, N. Blüthgen, S. Boch, S. Böhm, C. Börschig, F. Buscot, T. Diekötter, J. Heinze, N. Hölzel, K. Jung., V. H. Klaus, T. Kleinebecker, S. Klemmer, J. Krauss, M. Lange, E. K. Morris, J. Müller, Y. Oelmann, J. Overmann, E. Pašalić, M. C. Rillig, H. M. Schaefer, M. Schloter, B. Schmitt, I. Schöning, M. Schrumpf, J. Sikorski, S. A. Socher, E. F. Solly, I. Sonnemann, E. Sorkau, J. Steckel, I. Steffan-Dewenter, B. Stempfhuber, M. Tschapka, M. Türke, P. Venter, C. N. Weiner, W. W. Weisser, M. Werner, C. Westphal, W. Wilcke, V. Wolters, T. Wubet, S. Wurst, M. Fischer, E. Allan. (2016) 

Biodiversity at multiple trophic levels is needed for ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature 536, 456-459, doi: 10.1038/nature19092

 

Heinze, J., Sitte, M., Schindhelm, A., Wright, J. & Joshi, J. (2016) Plant-soil feedbacks: a comparative study on the relative importance of soil-feedbacks in the greenhouse vs. field. Oecologia 181, 559-569, doi: 10.1007/s00442-016-3591-8

 

S. Soliveres, P. Manning, D. Prati, M. M. Gossner, F. Alt, H. Arndt, V. Baumgartner, J. Binkenstein, K. Birkhofer, S. Blaser, N. Blüthgen, S. Boch, S. Böhm, C. Börschig, F. Buscot, T. Diekötter, J. Heinze, N.Hölzel, K. Jung, V. H. Klaus, A.M. Klein, T. Kleinebecker, S. Klemmer, J. Krauss, M. Lange, E. K. Morris, J. Müller, Y. Oelmann, J. Overmann, E. Pašalić, S. C. Renner, M.C. Rillig, H. M Schaefer, M. Schloter, B. Schmitt, I. Schöning, M. Schrumpf, J. Sikorski, S. A. Socher, E. F. Solly, I. Sonnemann, E. Sorkau, J. Steckel, I. Steffen-Dewenter, B. Stempfhuber, M. Tschapka, M. Türke, P. Venter, C. N. Weiner, W. W. Weisser, M. Werner, C. Westphal, W. Wilcke, V. Wolters, T. Wubet, S. Wurst, M. Fischer, E. Allan (2016) Locally rare species influence grassland ecosystem multifunctionality. Royal Society – Philosophical Transactions B 371, 20150269, dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2015.0269

 

2015

 

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, doi 10.1007/s00442-015-3336-0

 

Heinze, J., Bergmann, J., Rillig, M. & Joshi, J. (2015) Negative biotic soil-effects enhance biodiversity by restricting potentially dominant plant species in grasslands. Perspectives in Plant Ecology and Evolution 17, 227-235, 
dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ppees.2015.03.002

 

2014

 

Müller, J., Heinze, J., Joshi, J., Boch, S., Klaus, V. H., Fischer. M. and Prati, D. (2014). Influence of experimental soil disturbances on the diversity of plants in agricultural grasslands. Journal of Plant Ecology 7, 509-517, doi:10.1093/jpe/rtt062

 

2013

 

Gaskin, T., Rüstig, S., Mehrfort, A., Heinze, J. & Burkart, M.: Akaziensamen mit einfachen Mitteln zum Keimen bringen. Gärtnerisch-Botanischer Brief, 191, 42-48

 

 

Talks:

 

2019

 

Heinze, J. Effekte von Bodenstörungen, Bodenmikroorganismen und herbivore Insekten auf die Pflanzenartenvielfalt. Talk at the: Grünlandtag des Biodiversitäts-Exploratoriums Hainich-Dün. June 2019, Körner, Germany

 

Heinze, J. Effekte von Bodenstörungen, Bodenmikroorganismen und herbivore Insekten auf die Pflanzenartenvielfalt im landwirtschaftlich genutzten Grünland. Talk at the: Informationstagung des Exploratoriums Schorfheide-Chorin: Ergebnisse aus mehr als 10 Jahren Biodiversitätsforschung und die Bedeutung für die Praxis, April 2019, Chorin, Germany

 

Heinze, J. & Joshi, J. LandUseFeedback: The effect of land-use related intensity of aboveground herbivory influences the outcome of plant-soil feedback effects. Talk at the15th Assembly of the Biodiversity Exploratories 2019, Wernigerode, Germany

 

2018

 

Heinze, J. The relative importance of plant-soil feedback effects on plant performance under natural conditions: “Plant-soil feedback effects and aboveground insect herbivory in grasslands”. Talk at the Duke University, Durham, USA

 

Heinze, J. & Joshi, J. Intensity of aboveground herbivory influences the outcome of plant-soil feedback effects. 102nd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, New Orleans, USA

 

Heinze, J. New insights in „plant-soil feedback“ research: The relative importance of plant-soil feedback effects for plant performance under natural conditions - Plant-soil feedback effects and aboveground insect herbivory in grasslands. Talk at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO - KNAW), Wageningen, Netherlands.

 

Heinze, J. & Joshi, J. LandUseFeedback: The effect of land-use related intensity of aboveground herbivory influences the outcome of plant-soil feedback effects. 14th Assembly of the Biodiversity Exploratories 2018, Wernigerode, Germany

 

2017

 

Reinhart, K.O., Bauer, J.T., McCarthy-Neumann, S., MacDougall, A.S., Hierro, J.L., Mangan, S.A., Bergmann, J., Heinze, J., Duncan, R.P., Diez, J., Kardol, P., Rutten, G., Fischer, M., Van der Putten, W.H., Bezemer, T.M., & Klironomos. J. Do plant-soil feedbacks predict plant field abundances? A meta-analysis. 101nd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Portland, USA

 

2013

 

Heinze, J., Bergmann, J., Rillig, M., & Joshi, J. The control of potentially dominant plant species by negative soil feedbacks relates to grassland diversity in Central Europe. 43rd Annual meeting of the GfÖ (Gesellschaft für Ökologie), Potsdam, Germany

 

 

Poster:

 

2019

 

Heinze, J. & Joshi, J. LandUseFeedback: The effect of land-use related intensity of aboveground herbivory influences the outcome of plant-soil feedback effects. 15th Assembly of the Biodiversity Exploratories 2019, Wernigerode, Germany

 

Kirchhoff, L., Kirschbaum, A., Bossdorf, O., Joshi, J., Scheepens, N. & Heinze, J. Plant-soil feedbacks play a minor role in explaining intraspecific phenotypic variation under natural conditions. 15th Assembly of the Biodiversity Exploratories 2019, Wernigerode, Germany

 

2018

 

Heinze, J. & Joshi, J. LandUseFeedback: The effect of land-use related intensity of aboveground herbivory influences the outcome of plant-soil feedback effects. 14th Assembly of the Biodiversity Exploratories 2018, Wernigerode, Germany

 

2017

 

Heinze, J., Sitte, M., Schindhelm, A., Wright, J. & Joshi, J. The importance of plant-soil feedbacks for plant species performance in the field. BES, GFÖ, NECOV and EEF; Joint annual meeting 2017: Ecology across borders, Ghent, Belgium

 

2014

 

Heinze, J., Bergmann, J., Rillig, M., & Joshi, J. Biotic soil-effects contribute to the control of potentially dominant plants and enable species coexistence and biodiversity in grasslands. First Global Soil Biodiversity Conference, Dijon, France

 

Schaub, L., Heinze, J. & Joshi, J. Impact of agricultural practices on plant-soil feedbacks. The 27th Conference of the Plant Population Biology Section of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ), Konstanz, Germany 



 

Schaub, L., Timm-Berger, H., Heinze, J.  & Joshi, J. A. Allelopathic potential of Robinia pseudoacacia L. The 27th Conference of the Plant Population Biology Section of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ), Konstanz, Germany


 

2013

 

Bergmann, J., Heinze, J., Prati, D., Hempel, S., Joshi, J. & Rillig, M. Root traits: detecting meaningful belowground characters and linking them to ecologically relevant questions. 43rd Annual meeting of the GfÖ (Gesellschaft für Ökologie), Potsdam, Germany

 

Bergmann, J., Heinze, J., Joshi, J. & Rillig, M. SOILFEEDBACK. 9thAssembly of the Biodiversity Exploratories 2013, Mainz, Germany

 

Heinze, J., Rillig, M. & Joshi, J. SOILFEEDBACK. 9thAssembly of the Biodiversity Exploratories 2013, Mainz, Germany

 

2012

 

Heinze, J., Rillig, M. & Joshi, J. SOILFEEDBACK. PopBio 2012 - The 25th Annual Conference of the Plant Population Biology Section of the Ecological Society of Germany, Switzerland and Austria, Zurich, Switzerland

 

Heinze, J., Rillig, M. & Joshi, J. SOILFEEDBACK. 10thAssembly of the Biodiversity Exploratories 2012, Mainz, Germany

 

 

Supervised theses:

 

Anne Fronia (Master) Impact of herbivory intensity on plant-soil feedbacks and associated effects on plant competition  - 2019

 

Luise Werger (Bachelor) Einfluss von Windstärke auf die Wurzelarchitektur von Pflanzen und die Interaktionen mit Bodenmikroorganismen. - 2019

 

Sven Greiner (Bachelor) Plant-soil feedbacks under different levels of aboveground herbivory. - 2019

 

Leah Kirchhoff (Bachelor) Disentangling biotic and abiotic effects on local adaptation of Plantago lanceolata. - 2018

 

Marie-Sophie Müller (Master) Impact of soil biota on plant performance: effects of experimental duration and environment. - 2016

 

Fabian Reitemeyer (Bachelor) Plant-soil feedbacks: Einfluss verschiedener experimenteller Ansätze auf die Mykorrhizierung von drei Grasarten. - 2016

 

Conrad Black (Master) Impacts of abiotic factors on soil biota-affected plant competition. - 2015

 

Mario Sitte (Master) Der Einfluss von Bodenmikroorganismen auf die Pflanzendynamik innerhalb einer Vegetationsperiode. - 2015

 

Anne Schindhelm (Master) The effect of biotic plant-soil feedbacks and plant-plant competition on diversity in grasslands. - 2015

 

Nico Bellack (Bachelor) Vergleichende Untersuchung zum Einfluss des experimentellen Ansatzes auf die Ergebnisse von plant-soil feedback Studien. -2015

 

Julia Defèr (Bachelor) Untersuchung der Mykorrhizierung und deren Bedeutung für Wiederbesiedlungsmaßnahmen von geschützten Pflanzenarten. - 2015

 

Sabine Gensch (Master) Einfluss abiotischer Bodenfaktoren auf das plant-soil feedback von Dactylis glomerata L. - 2014

 

Larissa Schaub (Master) Impact of different agricultural practices on plant-soil feedbacks. - 2014

 

Bianca Wernicke (Bachelor) Einfluss von ökologischer und konventioneller Bewirtschaftung auf die Mykorrhizierung der Segetalflora. - 2014

 

Helena Timm-Bergner (Diploma) Allelopathische Effekte auf die Keimung heimischer Arten durch Streu der Robinia pseudoacacia L. - 2013

 

Caterina Karnahl (Bachelor) Einfluss von ökologischer und konventioneller Bewirtschaftung auf die Bodensamenbanken von Äckern. - 2013

 

Conrad Blanck (Bachelor) Effects of biotic and abiotic factors on plant growth of three Bromus species originating from ecosystems differing in light conditions. - 2013

 

Tony Werner (Bachelor) Einfluss von Landnutzung auf die Interaktionen zwischen Pflanzen und Bodenmikroorganismen. - 2013

 

Thomas Wagner (Bachelor) Einfluss von Bodenmikroorganismen auf die Etablierung von Pflanzenarten verschiedener Verbreitungsschwerpunkte. - 2012

 

Larissa Schaub (Bachelor) Allelopathie bei Robinia pseudoacacia L. - 2011