Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Birkhofer

Head of Department of Ecology, Brandenburg University of Technology

Conference (talks international meetings only)

Birkhofer K (2019) Conservation of functional diversity in agricultural landscapes – does it promote ecosystem service provision? How human activities cause biodiversity loss, Louvain-la-Neuf, Belgium (invited by C. Nieberding)

Birkhofer K (2019) Effects of farming system and simulated drought on biodiversity, food webs and ecosystem functions in the DOK trial, DOK-Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland (invited by P. Mäder)

Birkhofer K (2019) Spider communities in agricultural landscapes – response patterns and consequences for predation services. 21 st International Congress of Arachnology, Christchurch, New Zealand (plenary invited by P Michalik and CJ Vink)

Birkhofer K (2018) The conservation of traits in generalist predator communities: when is a trait functional?. 11 th European congress of Entomology, Naples, Italy (invited by P Brandmeyer)

Birkhofer K (2017) Direct and indirect climate effects on trophic and behavioural interactions in desert-living spiders. Drylands, Deserts and Desertification: Combating Desertification and Dryland Management-Theory and Practice. (plenary invited by Y Lubin)

Birkhofer K (2017) Biodiversity and ecosystem services at the interface between aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. 33 rd annual meeting Deutschen Gesellschaft für Limnologie e.V. (DGL) and Societas Internationalis Limnologiae (SIL), Cottbus, Germany (plenary invited by B Nixdorf)

Birkhofer K (2016) Conservation biological control of arthropod pests under a changing climate. 25th International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, USA (session plenary invited by J Ding)

Birkhofer, Smith HG (2016) Large scale agricultural intensification alters the relationship between biodiversity and multiple ecosystem services. 46th Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Germany, Switzerland and Austria, Marburg, Germany

Birkhofer K, Smith HG (2015) Effects of landscape complexity on multi-taxon indicator bundles for ecosystem services. ICCB-ECCB, Montpelier, France

Birkhofer K (2015) Quantifying predation in terrestrial ecosystems. 45th Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Germany, Switzerland and Austria, Göttingen, Germany

Birkhofer K, Bengtsson J, Smith HG (2014) Understanding farming system effects on spatial and trophic interactions between generalist predators, aphids and barley in southern Sweden. 10th European congress of Entomology, York, UK (invited by J Bell)

Birkhofer K (2014) Land-use effects on the functional diversity of terrestrial invertebrate communities. 10th European congress of Entomology, York, UK (invited by WW Weisser)

Birkhofer K, Ekroos J, Smith HG (2014) Effect of maize on the diversity of arthropod predators and its value as a resource for arthropod fauna. Seminar 475 of the Nordic Association of Agricultural Scientists, Kristianstad, Sweden

Birkhofer K, Smith HG (2013) The right kind of diversity (or why it still is so difficult to relate diversity to ecosystem functions). 43rd Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Germany, Switzerland and Austria, Potsdam, Germany

Birkhofer K, Ekroos J, Smith HG (2013) Organic farming and animal communities in Europe: winners and losers, taxonomic breadth and latitudinal gradients. 11th INTECOL Congress, London, UK

Birkhofer K, Wolters V, Diehl E (2013) The role of ecological and phylogenetic constraints for the topology of terrestrial predator-prey networks. Symposium “Food Webs: Science for Impact” Schloss Rauischolzhausen, Germany (invited by PC de Ruiter, JC Moore and V Wolters)

Birkhofer K, Smith HG (2012) A landscape of fear or a sea of opportunities: the spatial relationship between arthropods and vegetation in cereal farming systems. 42nd Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Germany, Switzerland and Austria, Lüneburg, Germany

Birkhofer K (2012) Scale dependent biological control: Global, regional and within field spatial interactions between natural enemies and cereal aphids. 4th International EcoSummit, Columbus, US (invited by Dr. K. Hedlund)

Birkhofer K, Wolters V (2010) Litter utilization by soil animals and cascading effects on aboveground generalist predators in arthropod food webs. 4th Annual Meeting of the Netherlands Ecological Society, Lunteren, Netherlands (invited by Dr. E. de la Pena)

Birkhofer K, Wolters V (2010) Processes at different spatial scales affect soil invertebrate communities and their functional role in grassland habitats. 40th Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Germany, Switzerland and Austria, Giessen, Germany

Birkhofer K, Wolters V (2009) Sustainable agro-ecosystems & soil organisms: moving towards a process-oriented understanding of management impact. 94th Conference of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), Albuquerque, US (invited contribution to the symposium “How can soil microbial ecology contribute to the sustainability of agricultural systems?” by T. Cheeke-Icoz)

Birkhofer K, Wolters V (2008) Scale-dependence of diet composition in spiders: effects of hunting strategy, habitat and global distribution. 24th European Conference of Arachnology, University Bern, Switzerland

Birkhofer K, Scheu S (2007) Cursorial spiders retard initial aphid population growth in winter wheat: a molecular approach. 17th International Congress of Arachnology, Sao Pedro, Brazil

Birkhofer K, Wolters V (2007) Plant-based payment schemes for ecological goods: do ground-dwelling spiders profit? 37th Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Germany, Switzerland and Austria, Marburg, Germany

Birkhofer K, Scheu S, Wise DH (2006) Pest control potential of web-building spiders in alfalfa. 23rd European Colloquium of Arachnology, Sitges, Spain

Birkhofer K, Wise DH, Scheu S (2006) Consequences of microhabitat diversification for agrobiont generalist predators. 36th Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Germany, Switzerland and Austria, Bremen, Germany

Birkhofer K, Henschel JR, Scheu S (2004) Territorial behaviour of Leucorchestris arenicola. 16th International Congress of Arachnology, Gent, Belgium