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Prof. Dr. Bettina Engelbrecht

Prof. Dr. Bettina Engelbrecht

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
Functional and Tropical Plant Ecology


Member of the BayCEER Steering Committee

Head of Functional and Tropical Plant Ecology

Research interests:

  • linking ecophysiology, population and community ecology, and biogeography of plants
  • consequences of climate and land use change
  • importance of plant functional traits for the distribution of species and the composition of plant communities

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
Functional and Tropical Plant Ecology


Selected publications

 

Article in a journal (peer-reviewed)

Kurze, Susanne; Bilton, Mark C.; Álvarez-Cansino, Leonor; Bangerter, Sara; Prasse, Rüdiger; Tielbörger, Katja; Engelbrecht, Bettina
Evaluating grazing response strategies in winter annuals : A multi-trait approach
in Journal of Ecology volume 109 (2021) issue 8. - page 3074-3086
doi:10.15495/EPub_UBT_00005793 ...

Kupers, Stefan J.; Wirth, Christian; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Rüger, Nadja
Dry season soil water potential maps of a 50 hectare tropical forest plot on Barro Colorado Isl ...
in Scientific Data volume 6 (2019)
doi:10.1038/s41597-019-0072-z ...

van der Sande, Masha T.; Poorter, Lourens; Schnitzer, Stefan A.; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Markesteijn, Lars
The hydraulic efficiency-safety trade-off differs between lianas and trees
in Ecology volume 100 (2019) issue 5
doi:10.1002/ecy.2666 ...

Kupers, Stefan J.; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Hernandez, Andrés; Wright, S. Joseph; Wirth, Christian; Rüger, Nadja
Growth responses to soil water potential indirectly shape local species distributions of tropic ...
in Journal of Ecology volume 107 (2019) issue 2. - page 860-874
doi:10.1111/1365-2745.13096 ...

Pinho, Bruno X.; Tabarelli, Marcelo; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Sfair, Júlia; Melo, Felipe P. L.
Plant functional assembly is mediated by rainfall and soil conditions in a seasonally dry tropi ...
in Basic and Applied Ecology volume 40 (2019) . - page 1-11
doi:10.1016/j.baae.2019.08.002 ...

Schaller, Jörg; Turner, Benjamin L.; Weissflog, Anita; Pino, Delicia; Bielnicka, Aleksandra W.; Engelbrecht, Bettina
Silicon in tropical forests : large variation across soils and leaves suggests ecological signi ...
in Biogeochemistry volume 140 (2018) issue 2. - page 161-174
doi:10.1007/s10533-018-0483-5 ...

Weissflog, Anita; Markesteijn, Lars; Lewis, Owen; Comita, Liza S.; Engelbrecht, Bettina
Contrasting patterns of insect herbivory and predation pressure across a tropical rainfall grad ...
in Biotropica volume 50 (2017) issue 2. - page 302-311
doi:10.1111/btp.12513 ...

Gaviria, Julian; Turner, Benjamin L.; Engelbrecht, Bettina
Drivers of tree species distribution across a tropical rainfall gradient
in Ecosphere volume 8 (2017) issue 2. - page e01712
doi:10.1002/ecs2.1712 ...

O'Brian, Michael J.; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Joswig, Julia; Pereyra, Gabriela; Schuldt, Bernhard; Jansen, Steven; Kattge, Jens; Landhäuser, Simon M.; Levick, Shaun R.; Preisler, Yakir; Väänänen, Päivi; Macinnis-Ng, Cate
A synthesis of tree functional traits related to drought-induced mortality in forests across cl ...
in Journal of Applied Ecology volume 54 (2017) issue 6. - page 1669-1686
doi:10.1111/1365-2664.12874 ...

Gaviria, Julian; Engelbrecht, Bettina
Effects of drought, pest pressure and light availability on seedling establishment and growth : ...
in PLoS One volume 10 (2015) issue 11
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0143955 ...

Fayolle, Adeline; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Freycon, Vincent; Mortier, Frédéric; Swaine, Michael; Réjou-Méchain, Maxime; Doucet, Jean-Louis; Fauvet, Nicolas; Cornu, Guillaume; Gourlet-Fleury, Sylvie
Geological Substrates Shape Tree Species and Trait Distributions in African Moist Forests
in PLoS One volume 7 (2012) issue 8
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042381 ...

Craine, Joseph M.; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Lusk, Christopher H.; McDowell, Nate G.; Poorter, Hendrik
Resource Limitation, Tolerance, and the Future of Ecological Plant Classification
in Frontiers in Functional Plant Ecology (2012)
doi:10.3389/fpls.2012.00246 ...

Turner, Benjamin L.; Engelbrecht, Bettina
Soil organic phosphorus in lowland tropical rain forests
in Biogeochemistry volume 103 (2011) issue 1-3. - page 297-315
doi:10.1007/s10533-010-9466-x ...

Wright, S. Joseph; Kitajima, Kaoru; Kraft, Nathan J. B.; Reich, Peter B.; Wright, Ian J.; Bunker, Daniel E.; Condit, Richard; Dalling, James W.; Davies, Stuart J.; Díaz, Sandra; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Harms, Kyle E.; Hubbell, Stephen P.; Marks, Christian O.; Ruiz-Jaen, Maria C.; Salvador, Cristina M.; Zanne, Amy E.
Functional traits and the growth-mortality trade-off in tropical trees
in Ecology volume 91 (2010) issue 12. - page 3664-3674
http://www.jstor.org/stable/29779549?Search=yes&re ...

Comita, Liza S.; Engelbrecht, Bettina
Seasonal and spatial variation in water availability drive habitat associations in a tropical f ...
in Ecology volume 90 (2009) issue 10. - page 2755-2765
http://www.jstor.org/stable/25592811?seq=1#page_sc ...

Kursar, Thomas A.; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Burke, Amy; Tyree, Melvin T.; El Omari, Bouchra; Giraldo, Juan P.
Tolerance to low leaf water status of tropical seedlings is related to drought performance and ...
in Functional Ecology volume 23 (2009) issue 1. - page 93-102
doi:10.1111/j.1365-2435.2008.01483.x ...

Lasso, Eloisa; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Dalling, James W.
When sex is not enough: ecological correlates of resprouting capacity in congeneric tropical fo ...
in Oecologia volume 161 (2009) issue 1. - page 43-56
doi:10.1007/s00442-009-1353-6 ...

Engelbrecht, Bettina; Comita, Liza S.; Condit, Richard; Kursar, Thomas A.; Tyree, Melvin T.; Turner, Benjamin L.; Hubbell, Stephen P.
Drought sensitivity shapes species distribution patterns in tropical forests
in Nature volume 447 (2007) . - page 80-82
doi:10.1038/nature05747 ...

Arnold, Elizabeth A.; Engelbrecht, Bettina
Fungal endophytes nearly double minimum leaf conductance in seedlings of a neotropical tree spe ...
in Journal of Tropical Ecology volume 23 (2007) issue 3. - page 369-372
doi:10.1017/S0266467407004038 ...

Engelbrecht, Bettina; Tyree, Melvin T.; Kursar, Thomas A.
Visual assessment of wilting as a measure of leaf water potential and seedling drought survival
in Journal of Tropical Ecology volume 23 (2007) issue 4. - page 497-500
doi:10.1017/S026646740700421X ...

Lovelock, Catherine E.; Feller, Ilka C.; Ball, Marilyn C.; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Ewe, Mei Ling
Differences in plant function in phosphorus- and nitrogen-limited mangrove ecosystems
in New Phytologist volume 172 (2006) issue 3. - page 514-522
doi:10.1111/j.1469-8137.2006.01851.x ...

Lovelock, Catherine E.; Ball, Marilyn C.; Choat, Brendan; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Holbrook, N. Michelle; Feller, Ilka C.
Linking physiological processes with mangrove forest structure: phosphorus deficiency limits ca ...
in Plant, Cell & Environment volume 29 (2006) issue 5. - page 793-802
doi:10.1111/j.1365-3040.2005.01446.x ...

Svenning, Jens-Christian; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Kinner, David A.; Kursar, Thomas A.; Stallard, Robert F.; Wright, S. Joseph
The relative roles of environment, history and local dispersal in controlling the distributions ...
in Journal of Tropical Ecology volume 22 (2006) issue 5. - page 575-586
doi:10.1017/S0266467406003348 ...

Engelbrecht, Bettina; Dalling, James W.; Wolf, Robert L.; Pearson, Timothy R. H.; Gálvez, David A.; Koehler, Tobias; Tyree, Melvin T.; Kursar, Thomas A.
Short dry spells in the wet season increase mortality of tropical pioneer seedlings
in Oecologia volume 148 (2006) issue 2. - page 258-269
doi:10.1007/s00442-006-0368-5 ...

Lovelock, Catherine E.; Ball, Marilyn C.; Feller, Ilka C.; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Ewe, Mei Ling
Variation in hydraulic conductivity of mangroves: Influence of species, salinity, and nitrogen ...
in Physiologia Plantarum volume 127 (2006) issue 3. - page 457-464
doi:10.1111/j.1399-3054.2006.00723.x ...

Kursar, Thomas A.; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Tyree, Melvin T.
A comparison of methods for determining soil water availability in two sites in Panama with sim ...
in Journal of Tropical Ecology volume 21 (2005) issue 3. - page 297-305
doi:10.1017/S0266467405002324 ...

Engelbrecht, Bettina; Kursar, Thomas A.; Tyree, Melvin T.
Drought effects on seedling survival in a tropical moist forest
in Trees volume 19 (2005) issue 3. - page 312-321
doi:10.1007/s00468-004-0393-0 ...

Svenning, Jens-Christian; Kinner, David A.; Stallard, Robert F.; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Wright, S. Joseph
Ecological determinism in plant community structure across a tropical forest landscape
in Ecology volume 85 (2004) issue 9. - page 2526-2538
doi:10.1890/03-0396 ...

Lovelock, Catherine E.; Feller, Ilka C.; McKee, Karen L.; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Ball, Marilyn C.
The effect of nutrient enrichment on growth, photosynthesis and hydraulic conductance of dwarf ...
in Functional Ecology volume 18 (2004) issue 1. - page 25-33
doi:10.1046/j.0269-8463.2004.00805.x ...

Engelbrecht, Bettina; Kursar, Thomas A.
Comparative drought-resistance of seedlings of 28 species of co-occurring tropical woody plants
in Oecologia volume 136 (2003) issue 3. - page 383-393
doi:10.1007/s00442-003-1290-8 ...

Tyree, Melvin T.; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Vargas, Gustavo; Kursar, Thomas A.
Desiccation Tolerance of Five Tropical Seedlings in Panama. Relationship to a Field Assessment ...
in Plant Physiology volume 132 (2003) issue 3. - page 1439-1447
http://www.plantphysiol.org/content/132/3/1439.ful ...

Tyree, Melvin T.; Vargas, Gustavo; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Kursar, Thomas A.
Drought until death do us part: a case study of the desiccation‐tolerance of a tropical moist f ...
in Journal of Experimental Botany volume 53 (2002) issue 378. - page 2239-2247
doi:10.1093/jxb/erf078 ...

Engelbrecht, Bettina; Wright, S. Joseph; de Steven, Diane
Survival and ecophysiology of tree seedlings during El Niño drought in a tropical moist forest ...
in Journal of Tropical Ecology volume 18 (2002) issue 4. - page 569-579
doi:10.1017/S0266467402002377 ...

Engelbrecht, Bettina; Herz, Hubert M.
Evaluation of different methods to estimate understorey light conditions in tropical forests
in Journal of Tropical Ecology volume 17 (2001) issue 2. - page 207-224
doi:10.1017/S0266467401001146 ...

Engelbrecht, Bettina; Velez, Virginia; Tyree, Melvin T.
Hydraulic conductance of two co-occuring neotropical understory shrubs with different habitat p ...
in Annals of Forest Science volume 57 (2000) issue 3. - page 201-208
doi:10.1051/forest:2000111 ...

Winter, Klaus; Richter, Andreas; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Posada, Juan; Virgo, Aurelio; Popp, Marianne
Effect of elevated CO₂ on growth and crassulacean-acid-metabolism activity of Kalanchoë pinnata ...
in Planta volume 201 (1997) issue 4. - page 389-396
doi:10.1007/s004250050081 ...

Winter, Klaus; Engelbrecht, Bettina
Short-term CO₂ responses of light and dark CO₂ fixation in the crassulacean acid metabolism pla ...
in Journal of Plant Physiology volume 144 (1994) issue 4/5. - page 462-467
doi:10.1016/S0176-1617(11)82123-1 ...

 

Article in a journal (not peer-reviewed)

Coste, Sabrina; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Swaine, Michael
Quantifying tree species shade tolerance
in CoForChange Newsletter volume 6 (2012)
http://coforchange.cirad.fr/www.coforchange.eu/ind ...

Engelbrecht, Bettina
Tropische Wälder und Globaler Wandel : Forschung über Trockenheit im Regenwald
in Spektrum volume 7 (2011) issue 1. - page 20-23
http://www.neu.uni-bayreuth.de/de/Uni_Bayreuth/Sta ...

Engelbrecht, Bettina
Expedition in den Kongo : das Schicksal tropischer Wälder bei globalem Wandel
in Spektrum (2010) issue 2. - page 23
http://www.neu.uni-bayreuth.de/de/Uni_Bayreuth/Sta ...

Coste, Sabrina; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Swaine, Michael
Light requirements and drought tolerance : Experiments launched in Pointe-Noire
in CoForChange Newsletter volume 3 (2010)
http://coforchange.cirad.fr/www.coforchange.eu/ind ...

Engelbrecht, Bettina
Studying drought in the rain
in STRI News (2007)
http://www.stri.si.edu/sites/strinews/PDFs/May_18_ ...

Engelbrecht, Bettina
Dry and wet season survival
in STRI News (2005)
http://www.stri.si.edu/sites/strinews/PDFs/March%2 ...

Engelbrecht, Bettina; Comita, Liza S.
Linking seedling drought resistance with species habitat associations: dry season mortality
in Center for Tropical Forest Science Newsletter volume 3 (2005) . - page 3

 

Article in a book (not assessed)

Pino, Delicia; Condit, Richard; Turner, Benjamin L.; Perez, Rolando; Engelbrecht, Bettina
Soil nutrients and water availability shape species distributions in tropical forests
Status and future of tropical biodiversity : Conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology, 21 - 24 February 2011, Frankfurt a.M.: Programme & abstracts
Frankfurt a.M. , 2011. - page 220
http://user.uni-frankfurt.de/~streit/public_html/P ...

Engelbrecht, Bettina; Comita, Liza S.; Condit, Richard; Tyree, Melvin T.; Kursar, Thomas A.
Drought and seedling survival in tropical rain forest plants: linking drought resistance with s ...
Biodiversity - from patterns to processes
Göttingen : Verl. Die Werkstatt, 2003. - page 277 . - (Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie; 33)

Engelbrecht, Bettina; Tyree, Melvin T.; Kursar, Thomas A.
Drought and seedling survival of tropical rainforest plants
Funktionelle Bedeutung von Biodiversität
Berlin : Parey, 2001. - page 161 . - (Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie; 31)

Herz, Hubert M.; Engelbrecht, Bettina; Beyschlag, Wolfram
Herbivory affects leaf and plant water relations in tropical forests
Funktionelle Bedeutung von Biodiversität
Berlin : Parey, 2001. - page 313 . - (Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie; 31)

Engelbrecht, Bettina; Dalling, James W.; Pearson, Timothy R. H.; Wolf, Robert L.; Gálvez, David A.; Koehler, Tobias; Ruiz, M. C.; Kursar, Thomas A.
Short dry spells in the wet season increase mortality of tropical pioneer seedlings
Tropical ecosystems : structure, diversity and human welfare ; proceedings
Enfield, NH : Science Publishers, 2001. - page 665-669

Engelbrecht, Bettina
Comparison of the diversity, abundance and distribution of Piper species in two neotropical for ...
Kurzbeiträge zur Tropenökologie : Zusammenfassungen der Beiträge des DFG-Abschlußsymposiums "Mechanismen der Aufrechterhaltung tropischer Diversität" (18.-19. Februar 1998) und der 11. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie (20.-22. Februar 1998 in Bielefeld)
Bielefeld : Abt. Ökologie der Univ. Bielefeld, 1998 (Bielefelder ökologische Beiträge; 12)

Engelbrecht, Bettina; Herz, H.
Evaluation of different methods to estimate understory light conditions in tropical forests
Kurzbeiträge zur Tropenökologie : Zusammenfassungen der Beiträge des DFG-Abschlußsymposiums "Mechanismen der Aufrechterhaltung tropischer Diversität" (18.-19. Februar 1998) und der 11. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Tropenökologie (20.-22. Februar 1998 in Bielefeld)
Bielefeld : Abt. Ökologie der Univ. Bielefeld, 1998. - page 88 . - (Bielefelder ökologische Beiträge; 12)

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
Functional and Tropical Plant Ecology


Prof. Dr. Bettina Engelbrecht

University of Bayreuth
Universitätsstrasse 30
95440 Bayreuth

Phone: +49 (0)921 55-2578
E-mail: bettina.engelbrecht@uni-bayreuth.de
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