Publications – University of Copenhagen



Does species richness affect fine root biomass and production in young forest plantations? / Domisch, T., Finér, L., Dawud, S.M., Vesterdal, L., Raulund-Rasmussen, K., 2015. Oecologia

Influences of evergreen gymnosperm and deciduous angiosperm tree species on the functioning of temperate and boreal forests /. Augusto, L., De Schrijver, A., Vesterdal, L., Smolander, A., Prescott, C., Ranger, J., 2015. Biological Reviews

Tree mineral nutrition is deteriorating in Europe / Jonard, M.; Fürst, A.; Verstraeten, A.; Thimonier, A.; Timmermann, V.; Potočić, N.; Waldner, P.; Benham, S.; Hansen, K.; Merilä, P.; Ponette, Q.; de la Cruz, A.C.; Roskams, P.; Nicolas, M.; Croisé, L.; Ingerslev, M.; Matteucci, G.; Decinti, B.; Bascietto M. and Rautio P.;  2015. Global Change Biology 21, 418–430

Methane fluxes and the functional groups of methanotrophs and methanogens in a young Arctic landscape on Disko Island, West Greenland. Christiansen, J.R., Romero, A.J. B., Jørgensen, N.O.G., Glaring, M.A., Jørgensen, C.J., Berg, L.K., Elberling, B, 2015. Biogeochemistry 122, 15-33


Effects of wood chip ash fertilization on soil chemistry in a Norway spruce plantation on a nutrient poor soil. Ingerslev, M., Hansen, M., Pedersen, L. B., Skov, S. 2014. Forest Ecology and Management. 334: 10-17.

Fertilization in boreal and temperate forests – biological, economic and environmental constraints and possibilities. Hedwall, P.-O., Ingerslev, M., Gong, P., Bergh, B. 2014. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 29: 301-311.

Effects of Litter Manipulation on Litter Decomposition in a Successional Gradients of Tropical Forests in Southern China. / Chen, H., Gurmesa, G.A., Liu, L. Zhang, T., Fu, S., Liu, Z., Dong, S., Ma, C., Mo, J., 2014. PLoS ONE 9(6).

Effects of forest expansion on mountain grassland: soil carbon changes within organic matter fractions. / Guidi, C., Magid, J., Rodeghiero, M., Gianelle, D., Vesterdal, L., 2014. Plant and Soil 385: 373-387.

Conversion of cropland to forest increases soil CH4 oxidation and abundance of CH4 oxidizing bacteria with stand age. / Bárcena, T.G., D’Imperio, L., Gundersen, P., Vesterdal, L., Priemé, A., Christiansen, J.R., 2014. Applied Soil Ecology 79: 49-58.

Soil carbon stock change following afforestation in Northern Europe: A meta-analysis. / Bárcena, T.G., Kiær, L.P., Vesterdal, L., Stefánsdóttir, H.M., Gundersen, P., Sigurdsson, B.D., 2014. Global Change Biology 20, 2393-2405. 

Afforestation effects on SOC in former cropland: oak and spruce chronosequences resampled after 13 years. / Bárcena, T.G., Gundersen, P., Vesterdal, L., 2014. Global Change Biology 20, 2938-2952.

Tree species is the major factor explaining C:N ratios in European forest soils. / Cools, N., Vesterdal, L., De Vos, B., Vanguelova, E., Hansen, K., 2014. Forest Ecology and Management 311, 3-16.

Plant movements and climate warming: Intraspecific variation in growth responses to nonlocal soils. / De Frenne, P., Coomes, D.A., De Schrijver, A., Staelens, J., Alexander, J.M., Bernhardt-Römermann, M., Brunet, J., Chabrerie, O., Chiarucci, A., den Ouden, J., Eckstein, R.L., Graae, B.J., Gruwez, R., Hédl, R., Hermy, M., Kolb, A., Mårell, A., Mullender, S.M., Olsen, S.L., Orczewska, A., Peterken, G., Petrik, P., Plue, J., Simonson, W.D., Tomescu, C.V., Vangansbeke, P., Verstraeten, G., Vesterdal, L., Wulf, M., Verheyen, K., 2014. New Phytologist 202: 431-441.

Quantification and valuation of ecosystem services in diverse production systems for informed decision-making. / Ghaley, B.B., Vesterdal, L., Porter, J.R., 2014. Environmental Science and Policy 39: 139-149.

Changes in soil organic carbon and nitrogen following forest expansion on grassland in the Southern Alps. / Guidi, C.; Vesterdal, L.; Gianelle, D.; Rodeghiero, M., 2014. Forest Ecology and Management 328: 103-116.

Some metals in aboveground biomass of Scots pine in Lithuania. / Varnagiryte-Kabasinskiene I, Armolaitis K, Stupak I, Kukkola M, Wojcik J, Miksys V., 2014. Biomass and Bioenergy, 66, 434-441.

Detection of temporal trends in atmospheric deposition of inorganic nitrogen and sulphate to forests in Europe. / Waldner, P., Marchetto, A., Thimonier, A., Schmitt, M., Rogora, M., Granke, O., Mues, V., Hansen, K., Karlsson, G.P., Zlindra, D., Clarke, N., Verstraeten, A., Lazdins, A., Schimming, C., Iacoban, C., Lindroos, A.-J., Vanguelova, E., Benham, S., Meesenburg, H., Nicolas, M., Kowalska, A., Apuhtin, V., Napa, U., Lachmanova, Z., Kristoefel, F., Bleeker, A., Ingerslev, M., Vesterdal, L., Molina, J., Fischer, U., Seidling, W., Jonard, M., O’Dea, P., Johnson, J., Fischer, R., Lorenz, M. 2014. Atmospheric Environment 95: 363-374.

Root growth and N dynamics in response to multi-year experimental warming, summer drought and elevated CO2 in a mixed heathland-grass ecosystem. / Arndal, M.F.; Schmidt, I.K.; Kongstad, J.; Beier, C.; Michelsen, A., 2014. Functional Plant Biology, 41, 1–10.

Fertilization of SRC Willow, II: Leaching and Element Balances. / Sevel, L.; Ingerslev, M.; Nord-Larsen, T.; Jørgensen, U.; Holm, P.E.; Schelde, K.; Raulund-Rasmussen, K.; 2014. Bioenergy Research, 7:338–352

Flooding-induced N2O emission bursts controlled by pH and nitrate in agricultural soils. / Hansen, M.; Clough, T.J.; Elberling, B., 2014. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 69, 17-24.

Can current moisture responses predict soil CO2 efflux under altered precipitation regimes? A synthesis of manipulation experiments. / Vicca S, Bahn M, Estiarte M, van Loon E. Vargas R Alberti G, Ambus P, Arain MA, Beier C, Bentley LP, Borken W, Buchmann N, Collins SL, De Dato G, Dukes JS, Escolar C, Fay P, Guidolotti G, Hanson P, Kahmen A, Kroël-Dulay G, Ladreiter-Knauss T, Larsen KS, Lellei-Kovacs E, Lebrija-Trejos E, Maestre FT, Marhan S, Marshall M, Meir P, Miao Y, Muhr J, Niklaus P, Ogaya R, Peñuelas J, Poll C, Rustad LE, Savage K, Schindlbacher A, Schmidt IK, Smith A, Sotta E, Suseela V, Tietema A, van Gestel N,  van Straaten O, Wan S, Weber U, Janssens I., 2014. Biogeosciences, 11, 2991-3013.

Short-term utilization of carbon by the soil microbial community under future climatic conditions in a temperate heathland. / Reinsch, S.; Michelsen, A.; Sárossy, Z.; Egsgaard, H.; Schmidt, I.K.; Jakobsen, I.; Ambus, P., 2014. Soil Biology & Biochemistry, 68, 9-19.

Tree diversity does not always improve resistance of forest ecosystems to drought. / Grossiord, C.; Granier, A.; Dawud, S.M.; et al., 2014,. PNAS, 111, Nr. 41, s. 14812-14815.


Manganese dynamics in decomposing needle and leaf litter - a synthesis. / Berg, B., Erhagen, B., Johansson, M.-B., Vesterdal, L., Faituri, M., Sanborn, P., Nilsson, M., 2013. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 43: 1127-1136.

Changes in soil water balance following afforestation of former arable soils in Denmark as evaluated using the DAISY model.  Salazar, O., Hansen, S., Abrahamsen, P.,  Hansen, K., Gundersen, P., 2013. J. Hydrology 484: 128-139.

The natural abundance of 15N in litter and soil profiles under six temperate tree species: N cycling traits depend on tree species and site fertility. Callesen, I., Nilsson, L.O., Schmidt, I. K., Vesterdal, L., Ambus, P., Christiansen, J. R., Högberg, P., Gundersen, P. 2013. Plant and Soil

Do tree species influence soil carbon stocks in temperate and boreal forests? Vesterdal, L., Clarke, N., Sigurdsson, B.D., Gundersen, P., 2013. Forest Ecology and Management 309: 4-18.

Soil carbon accumulation and nitrogen retention traits of four tree species grown in common gardens. Gurmesa, G.A., Schmidt, I.K., Gundersen, P. Vesterdal, L., 2013. Forest Ecology and Management 309: 47-57.

Are nitrogen and phosphorus interacting on soil carbon through soil microbial change in tropical forests? Liu, L., Zhang, T., Gilliam, F. S., Gundersen, P., Zhang, W., Chen, H., Mo J.M. 2013. PLOS ONE

Net root growth and nutrient acquisition in response to future climate change in two heathland plants. Arndal, MF, Merrild MP, Michelsen A, Schmidt IK, Beier C. 2013 Plant and Soil

Improving the performance of infrared reflective night curtains for warming field plots. Bruhn, Dan; Larsen, Klaus S.; de Dato, Giovanbattista D.; et al.2013 AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST METEOROLOGY  173 : 53-62

Tree species effects on soils in temperate and boreal forests: Emerging themes and research needs.  Cindy E. Prescott, Lars Vesterdal, 2013. Forest Ecology and Management 309:1-3

A novel comparative research platform designed to determine the functional significance of tree species diversity in European forests.  ….. S.M. Dawud….L. Vesterdal …. K. Raulund-Rasmussen…. 2013. Perspectives in Plant Ecology Evolution and Systematics 15(5):281-291.

Effects of long-term temperature and nutrient manipulation on Norway spruce fine roots and mycelia production.  J. Leppälammi-Kujansuu, I. Ostonen, M. Strömgren, L. O. Nilsson, D. B. Kleja, S. P. Sah & H.-S. Helmisaari (2013) Plant Soil 366:287–303


Influence of hydromorphic soil conditions on greenhouse gas emissions and soil carbon stocks in a Danish temperate forest, Christiansen, J. R., Gundersen, P., Vesterdal, L. & Frederiksen, P.2012 : Forest Ecology and Management 284, 185-195.

Nitrous oxide and methane exchange in two small temperate forest catchments - effects of hydrological gradients and implications for global warming potentials of forest soils, Christiansen, J. R. , Vesterdal, L. & Gundersen, P.2012: Biogeochemistry 107, 437-454.

Soil respiration and rates of soil carbon turnover differ among six common European tree species, Vesterdal, L., Elberling, B., Christiansen, J. R., Callesen, I. & Schmidt, I. K. 2012: Forest Ecology and Management 264, 185-196.

The response of methane and nitrous oxide fluxes to forest change in Europe, Gundersen, P. , Christiansen, J. R. , Alberti, G. , Brüggemann, N. & Castaldi, S. 2012: Biogeosciences.9, 3999-4012.

Changes in microbial activities and biomasses over a forest floor gradient in C-to-N ratio, Nilsson, L. O. , Wallander, H. & Gundersen, P.2012: Plant and Soil 355, 75-86

Effects of phosphorus addition on soil microbial biomass and community composition in three forest types in tropical China, Liu, L. , Gundersen, P. , Zhang, T. & Mo, J. 2012: Soil Biology & Biochemistry 44, 31-38.

How Forest Management affects Ecosystem Services, including Timber Production and Economic Return: Synergies and Trade-Offs, Raulund-Rasmussen, K. , Gundersen, P. , Duncker, P. S. , Katzensteiner, K. , Jong, J. D. & Ravn, H. P.2012: Ecology and Society 17(4): 50

Sinks for nitrogen inputs in terrestrial ecosystems: a meta-analysis of 15N tracer field studies, Templer, P. H. , Mack, M. C. , Chapin, F. S. , Christenson, L. M. , Compton, J. E. , Crook, H. D. , Gundersen, P. & Schmidt, I. K.2012: Ecology 93, 1816–1829.

Throughfall deposition and canopy exchange processes along a vertical gradient within the canopy of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst), Adriaenssens, S. , Hansen, K. I. , Staelens, J. , Wyuts, K. , De Schrijver, A. , Baeten, L. , Boeckx, P. & Samson, R. 2012: Science of the Total Environment 420, 168-182.

Dramatic changes in ectomycorrhizal community composition, root tip abundance and mycelial production along a stand-scale nitrogen deposition gradient, Kjøller, R. , Nilsson, L. O. , Hansen, K. , Schmidt, I. K. , Vesterdal, L. & Gundersen, P. 2012:  New Phytologist 194, 278-286.

Four decades of post-agricultural forest development have caused major redistributions of soil phosphorus fractions, Schrijver, A. D., Vesterdal, L. & Hansen, K. I. 2012: Oecologia.169, 221-234.

Tree species traits cause divergence in soil acidification during four decades of postagricultural forest development, Schrijver, A.  , Frenne, P.  , Staelens, J. , Verstraeten, G. , Muys, B. , Vesterdal, L. , Wuyts, K. , Nevel, L. . , Schelfhout, S. , Neve, S. . & Verheyen, K. 2012: Global Change Biology 18, 1127-1140.

Synthesizing greenhouse gas fluxes across nine European  peatlands and shrublands - responses to climatic and environmental changes.  Carter MS, Larsen KS, Estiarte M, Field C, Leith ID, Lund M, Meijide A, Mills RTE, Niinemets Ü, Peñuelas J, Portillo-Estrada M, Schmidt IK, Selsted MB, Sheppard LJ, Sowerby A, Tietema A, Beier, C (2012) Biogeosciences, 9, 3739-3755.