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Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Obermaier

Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Obermaier

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
Ecol.-Botanical Garden


Ecological-Botanical Garden

Research interests:

  • Insect-plant and host-parasitoid interactions
  • Anthropogenic influence on biotic interactions and species diversity:
    Insects in dead wood affected by forest management and global change,
    Herbivor-Parasitoid interactions affected by land use intensity in grasslands
  • Resistance breeding and biological pest control
  • Head of the garden of useful plants in the ÖBG

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
Ecol.-Botanical Garden


Selected publications

2021

Benjamin Henneberg, Simon Bauer, Markus Birkenbach, Vanilla Mertl, Manuel Steinbauer, Heike Feldhaar, Elisabeth Obermaier: Influence of tree hollow characteristics and forest structure on saproxylic beetle diversity in tree hollows in managed forests in a regional comparison. In: Ecology and Evolution, 11 (2021). - S. 17973-17999.
doi:10.1002/ece3.8393

Jannik Jansons, Elisabeth Obermaier, Robert Pfeifer: Habitatstrukturen und kleinräumige Verteilung des Artenreichtums von Vögeln im Ökologisch-Botanischen Garten Bayreuth. In: Berichte der Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft Bayreuth, 29 (2021). - S. 114-124.

Niklas Meisenzahl, Philipp Jakobsen, Mark-Oliver Rödel, Elisabeth Obermaier: Amphibien im südlichen Stadtgebiet von Bayreuth (Oberfranken, Deutschland) und ihre Entwicklung in den letzten 26 Jahren. In: Berichte der Naturwissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft Bayreuth, 29 (2021). - S. 96-113.

2020

Raja Wipfler, Christian Strätz, Elisabeth Obermaier: Haselmaus-Untersuchungen mit selbstgebauten Niströhren : Ergebnisse zu bevorzugten Vegetationsstrukturen. In: Anliegen Natur, 42 (2020). - S. 73-78.

2018

Bastian Schauer, Heike Feldhaar, Anna Kanold, Elisabeth Obermaier: Mulmhöhlen : für die Artenvielfalt im Wald. In: LWF Merkblatt, 42 (2018). - .

Bastian Schauer, Heike Feldhaar, Elisabeth Obermaier: Wohnungsnot in deutschen Wäldern. In: LWF aktuell, 118 (2018). - S. 42-46.

Bastian Schauer, Manuel Steinbauer, Lionel Sujay Vailshery, Jörg Müller, Heike Feldhaar, Elisabeth Obermaier: Influence of tree hollow characteristics on saproxylic beetle diversity in a managed forest. In: Biodiversity and Conservation, 27 (2018). - S. 853-869.
doi:10.1007/s10531-017-1467-9

Bastian Schauer, Jaqueline Bong, Christian Popp, Elisabeth Obermaier, Heike Feldhaar: Dispersal limitation of saproxylic insects in a managed forest? : A population genetics approach. In: Basic and Applied Ecology, 32 (2018). - S. 26-38.
doi:10.1016/j.baae.2018.01.005

2017

Christine Herbst, Sabrina Arnold-Schwandner, Torsten Meiners, Marcell, K. Peters, Christoph Rothenwöhrer, Juliane Steckel, Nicole Wäschke, Catrin Westphal, Elisabeth Obermaier: Direct and indirect effects of agricultural intensification on a host-parasitoid system on the ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata L.) in a landscape context. In: Landscape Ecology, 32 (2017). - S. 1-14.
doi:10.1007/s10980-017-0562-3

Anna Katharina Knuff, Elisabeth Obermaier, Karsten Mody: Differential susceptibility and suitability of domestic and wild apple species for a florivorous weevil and its parasitoids. In: Journal of Applied Entomology, 141 (2017). - S. 285-299.
doi:10.1111/jen.12341

2015

Nicole Wäschke, Christine Hancock, Monika Hilker, Elisabeth Obermaier, Torsten Meiners: Does vegetation complexity affect host plant chemistry, and thus multitrophic interactions, in a human-altered landscape?. In: Oecologia, 179 (2015). - S. 281-292.
doi:10.1007/s00442-015-3347-x

Gerald Kerth, Klaus Fischer, Toni Fleischer, Johannes Limberg, Nico Blüthgen, Kai Dworschak, Carolin Dittrich, Mark-Oliver Rödel, Elisabeth Obermaier: Anpassungskapazität von 50 Arten mit potenziell hohem Aussterberisiko gegenüber dem Klimawandel in Deutschland. In: Natur und Landschaft, 90 (2015). - S. 17-24.

2014

Mark-Oliver Rödel, Sebastian Demtröder, Claire Fuchs, Diana Petrich, Friedrich Pfisterer, Andreas Richter, Clemens Stolpe, Ramona Voß, Simon Peter Ripperger, Frieder Mayer, Florian Schmid, Julian B. Rieß, Elisabeth Obermaier, Carolin Dittrich, Jürgen Thein: Modifizierte Kleinfischreusen zur verbesserten Fängigkeit adulter Molche. In: Zeitschrift für Feldherpetologie, 21 (2014). - S. 75-82.

Jörg Müller, Herve Brustel, Antoine Brin, Heinz Bussler, Christophe Bouget, Elisabeth Obermaier, Ina Monika Margret Heidinger, Thibault Lachat, Bernhard Förster, Jakub Horak, Jiři Procházka, Frank Köhler, Laurent Larrieu, Ulrich Bense, Gunnar Isacsson, Livia Zapponi, Martin M. Gossner: Increasing temperature may compensate for lower amounts of dead wood in driving richness of saproxylic beetles. In: Ecography, 38 (2014). - S. 499-509.
doi:10.1111/ecog.00908

Nicole Wäschke, Kristin Hardge, Christine Hancock, Monika Hilker, Elisabeth Obermaier, Torsten Meiners: Habitats as Complex Odour Environments: How Does Plant Diversity Affect Herbivore and Parasitoid Orientation?. In: PLoS One, 9 (2014). - .
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085152

E. Kathryn Morris, Tancredi Caruso, François Buscot, Markus Fischer, Christine Hancock, Tanja S. Maier, Torsten Meiners, Caroline Müller, Elisabeth Obermaier, Daniel Prati, Stephanie Socher, Ilja Sonnemann, Nicole Wäschke, Tesfaye Wubet, Susanne Wurst, Matthias C. Rillig: Choosing and using diversity indices : insights for ecological applications from the German Biodiversity Exploratories. In: Ecology and Evolution, 4 (2014). - S. 3514-3524.
doi:10.1002/ece3.1155

2013

Steffi Niedermayer, Elisabeth Obermaier, Johannes L. M. Steidle: Some like it hot, some not : influence of extreme temperatures on Lariophagus distinguendus and Anisopteromalus calandrae. In: Journal of Applied Entomology, 137 (2013). - S. 146-152.
doi:10.1111/j.1439-0418.2012.01726.x

Christine Herbst, Nicole Wäschke, E. Kathryn Bartol, Sabrina Arnold, Daniel Geuß, Ivonne Halboth, Sabina Reschke, Jakob Sänger, Torsten Meiners, Elisabeth Obermaier: Land use intensification in grasslands: higher trophic levels are more negatively affected than lower trophic levels. In: Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 147 (2013). - S. 269  - 281.
doi:10.1111/eea.12072

E. Kathryn Morris, François Buscot, Christine Herbst, Torsten Meiners, Elisabeth Obermaier, Nicole Wäschke, Tesfaye Wubet, Matthias C. Rillig: Land use and host neighbor identity effects on arbuscular mycorrhizal fungal community composition in focal plant rhizosphere. In: Biodiversity and Conservation, 22 (2013). - S. 2193-2205.
doi:10.1007/s10531-013-0527-z

Christine Hancock, Nicole Wäschke, Uta Schumacher, Karl Eduard Linsenmair, Torsten Meiners, Elisabeth Obermaier: Fertilizer application decreases insect abundance on Plantago lanceolata : a large-scale experiment in three geographic regions. In: Arthropod-Plant Interactions, 7 (2013). - S. 147 -158.
doi:10.1007/s11829-012-9237-9

2012

Esther Müller, Elisabeth Obermaier: Herbivore Larval Development at Low Springtime Temperatures: The Importance of Short Periods of Heating in the Field. In: Psyche, 2012 (2012). - .
doi:10.1155/2012/345932

2010

Barbara Randlkofer, Elisabeth Obermaier, Monika Hilker, Torsten Meiners: Vegetation complexity – the influence of plant species diversity and plant structures on plant chemical complexity and arthropods. In: Basic and Applied Ecology, 11 (2010). - S. 383-395.

Barbara Randlkofer, Elisabeth Obermaier, Jérôme Casas, Torsten Meiners: Connectivity counts – disentangling effects of vegetation structure elements on the searching movement of a parasitoid. In: Ecological Entomology, 35 (2010). - S. 446-455.
doi:10.1111/j.1365-2311.2010.01200.x

2009

Annette Heisswolf, Hans-Joachim Poethke, Stefanie Reichmann, Boris Schröder, Elisabeth Obermaier: Habitat quality matters for the distribution of an endangered leaf beetle and its egg parasitoid in a fragmented landscape. In: Journal of Insect Conservation, 13 (2009). - S. 165-175.
doi:10.1007/s10841-008-9139-4

Barbara Randlkofer, Florian Jordan, Oliver Mitesser, Torsten Meiners, Elisabeth Obermaier: Effect of vegetation density, height and connectivity on the oviposition pattern of the leaf beetle Galeruca tanaceti. In: Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 132 (2009). - S. 134-146.
doi:10.1111/j.1570-7458.2009.00872.x

2008

Elisabeth Obermaier, Annette Heisswolf, Hans-Joachim Poethke, Barbara Randlkofer, Torsten Meiners: Plant architecture and vegetation structure: Two ways for insect herbivores to escape parasitism. In: European Journal of Entomology, 105 (2008). - S. 233-240.
doi:10.14411/eje.2008.033

2007

Annette Heisswolf, Dirk Gabler, Elisabeth Obermaier, Caroline Müller: Olfactory versus contact cues in host plant recognition of a monophagous Chrysomelid beetle. In: Journal of Insect Behavior, (2007). - S. 247-266.
doi:10.1007/s10905-007-9078-z

Barbara Randlkofer, Elisabeth Obermaier, Torsten Meiners: Mother's choice of the oviposition site: balancing risk of egg parasitism and need of food supply for the progeny with an infochemical shelter?. In: Chemoecology, 17 (2007). - S. 177-186.
doi:10.1007/s00049-007-0377-9

Michael Kleyer, Robert Biedermann, Klaus Henle, Elisabeth Obermaier, Hans-Joachim Poethke, Peter Poschlod, Boris Schröder, Josef Settele, Doris Vetterlein: Mosaic cycles in agricultural landscapes of Northwest Europe. In: Basic and Applied Ecology, 8 (2007). - S. 295-309.

Annette Heisswolf, Sandra Ulmann, Elisabeth Obermaier, Oliver Mitesser, Hans-Joachim Poethke: Host plant finding in the specialised leaf beetle Cassida canaliculata: an analysis of small-scale movement behaviour. In: Ecological Entomology, 32 (2007). - S. 194-200.
doi:10.1111/j.1365-2311.2006.00858.x

2006

Torsten Meiners, Barbara Randlkofer, Elisabeth Obermaier: Oviposition at low temperatures – late season negatively affects the leaf beetle Galeruca tanaceti (Coleoptera: Galerucinae) but not its specialised egg parasitoid Oomyzus galerucivorus (Hymenoptera: Eulophidae). In: European Journal of Entomology, 103 (2006). - S. 765-770.
doi:10.14411/eje.2006.103

Annette Heisswolf, Hans-Joachim Poethke, Elisabeth Obermaier: Multitrophic influences on egg distribution in a specialized leaf beetle at multiple spatial scales. In: Basic and Applied Ecology, 7 (2006). - S. 565-576.

Elisabeth Obermaier, Boris Schröder, Hans-Joachim Poethke: Extensive grazing influences diversity: How do heterogeneity and vegetation structure affect composition of spider communities?. In: Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie, 36 (2006). - S. 146.

Elisabeth Obermaier, Annette Heisswolf, Barbara Randlkofer, Torsten Meiners: Enemies in low places – insects avoid winter mortality and egg parasitism by modulating oviposition height. In: Bulletin of Entomological Research, 96 (2006). - S. 337-343.

2005

Annette Heisswolf, Elisabeth Obermaier, Hans-Joachim Poethke: Selection of large host plants for oviposition by a monophagous leaf beetle: nutritional quality or enemy-free space?. In: Ecological Entomology, 30 (2005). - S. 299-306.
doi:10.1111/j.0307-6946.2005.00706.x

2004

Torsten Meiners, Elisabeth Obermaier: Hide and seek on two spatial scales – vegetation structure affects herbivore oviposition and egg parasitism. In: Basic and Applied Ecology, 5 (2004). - S. 87-94.

2001

Elisabeth Obermaier, Burkard Pfeiffer, Karl Eduard Linsenmair: Mortality and Parasitism in West African Tortoise Beetles (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). In: Entomologia Generalis, 25 (2001). - S. 189-203.

1999

Elisabeth Obermaier, Helmut Zwölfer: Plant quality or quantity? Host exploitation strategies in three Chrysomelidae species associated with Asteraceae host plants. In: Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, 92 (1999). - S. 165-177.
doi:10.1046/j.1570-7458.1999.00536.x

1995

Elisabeth Obermaier, Helmut Zwölfer: Food quality or quantity? Trade-offs in 3 Palaearctic Chrysomelidae spp. associated with Asteraceae host plants. In: Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 76 (1995). - S. 199.

Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences
Ecol.-Botanical Garden


Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Obermaier

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E-mail: elisabeth.obermaier@uni-bayreuth.de
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