Brédoire, F., Kayler, Z.E., Dupouey, J.L., Derrien, D., Zeller, B., Barsukov, P.A., Rusalimova, O., Nikitich, P., Bakker, M.R. and Legout, A., 2020. Limiting factors of aspen radial growth along a climatic and soil water budget gradient in south-western Siberia. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 282, p.107870.


Kayler, Z.E., K. Premke, A. Gessler, M.O. Gessner, C. Griebler, S. Hilt, L. Klemedtsson, Y. Kuzyakov, M. Reichstein, J. Siemens, K. Totsche, L. Tranvik, A. Wagner, M. Weitere, H.P. Grossart. 2019. Integrating aquatic and terrestrial perspectives to improve insights into organic matter cycling at the landscape scale, Frontiers in Earth and Environmental Science.

Brédoire, F., Zeller, B., Kayler, Z.E., Barsukov, P.A., Nikitich, P., Rusalimova, O., Bakker, M.R., Bashuk, A., Sainte-Marie, J., Didier, S. and Legout, A., 2019. The fate of leaf-litter N under contrasting pedo-climatic conditions in south-western Siberia. Soil Biology and Biochemistry.


Kayler, Z.E., F. Brédoire, H. McMillan, P.A. Barsukov, O. Rusalimova, P. Nikitich, M.R. Bakker, B. Zeller, S. Fontaine, D. Derrien. 2018. Soil evaporation and organic matter turnover in the Sub-Taiga and Forest-Steppe of southwest Siberia. Scientific Reports 8 (1), 10904.

Milcu, A., R. Puga-Freitas, A. Ellison, M. Blouin, S. Scheu, T. Girin, G.T. Freschet, L. Rose, M. Scherer-Lorenzen, S. Barot, J-C. Lata, N. Eisenhauer, A. Gigon, A. Weigelt, A. Hansart, A. Greiner, A. Pando, A. Gessler, C. Grignani, C. Thielen, D. Assandri, G. Gleixner, J-F. Le Galliard, K. Urban-Mead, L. Zavattaro, M. Müller, M. Lange, M. Lukac, M. Lörch, M. Bonkowski, N. Mannerheim, N. Buchmann, O. Butenschoen, P. Rotter, R. Seyhun, S. Devidal, S. Cesarz, Z. Kayler and J. Roy. 2018. Systematic variability increases the reproducibility of microcosm ecological studies. Nature Ecology and Evolution 2(2), 279-287.

Kayler, Z.E., M. Badrian, A. Frackowski, H. Rieckh, K.N. Nitzsche, T. Kalettka, C. Merz, , A. Gessler. 2018.Water and sediment temporal and spatial dynamics of ephemeral kettle holes across an agricultural catchment. Ecohydrology

Zhou Y, Zhang B, Stuart-Williams H, Grice K, Hocart CH, Gessler A, Kayler ZE, Farquhar GD. 2018. On the contributions of photorespiration and compartmentation to the contrasting intramolecular 2H profiles of C3 and C4 plant sugars. Phytochemistry 145: 197-206

*Felsmann, K, Z.E. Kayler, H. Puhlmann, A. Ulrich, A. Gessler. 2018. Responses of the structure and function of the understory plant community to precipitation reduction and forest management in forest ecosystems across Germany. Annals of Forest Science 75(1), 3.


*Nitzsche, K.N., M. Kaiser, K. Premke, A. Gessler, R. Ellerbrock, C. Hoffmann, A. Kleeberg, Z.E. Kayler. 2017. Organic matter distribution and retention along transects from hilltop to kettle hole within an agricultural landscape. Biogeochemistry 136:47-70.

Milcu, A., A. Gessler, C. Roscher, L. Rose, Z.E. Kayler, D. Bachmann, K. Pirhofer-Walzl, S. Zavadlav, L. Galiano, T. Buchmann, M. Scherer-Lorenzen, J. Roy. 2017. Top canopy nitrogen allocation linked to increased grassland carbon uptake in stand of varying species richness. Scientific Reports 7, 8392

Resco de Dios V., Gessler A., Ferrio J.P., Alday J.G., Bahn M., del Castillo J., Devidal S., García-Muñoz S., Kayler Z., Landais D., Martín-Gómez P., Milcu A., Piel C., Pirhofer-Walzl K., Ravel O., Salekin S., Tissue D.T., Tjoelker M.G., Voltas J. & Roy J. 2017 Circadian rhythms regulate the environmental responses of net CO2 exchange in bean and cotton canopies. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 239, 185-191.

Gessler, A., J. Roy, Z. Kayler, J.P. Ferrio, J.G. Alday, M. Bahn, J. del Castillo, S. Devidal, S. García-Muñoz, D. Landais, P. Martín, A. Milcu, C. Piel, K. Pirhofer-Walzl, L. Galiano, M. Schaub, M. Haeni, O. Ravel, S. Salekin, D.T. Tissue, M.G. Tjoelker, J. Voltas, V. Resco de Dios. Night and Day — Circadian regulation of night-time dark respiration and light –enhanced dark respiration in plant leaves and canopies. Environmental and Experimental Biology, 137, 14-25.

Junker, L.V., A. Kleiber, K. Jansen, H. Wildhagen, M. Hess, Z. Kayler, B. Kammerer, J.P. Schnitzler, J. Kreuzwieser, A. Gessler, I. Ensminger. 2017. Variation in short-term and long-term responses of photosynthesis and isoprenoid-mediated photoprotection to soil water availability in four Douglas-fir provenances. Scientific Reports, Art.# 40145

Kayler, Z.E., C. Keitel, K. Jansen, A. Gessler. 2017. Experimental evidence of two mechanisms coupling leaf-level assimilation to the rhizosphere. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 135, 21-26.

*Nitzsche, K., T. Kalettka, K. Premke, G. Lischeid, A. Gessler, Z.E. Kayler. 2017. The role of hydroperiod and land-use on kettle hole sediment carbon and nitrogen biogeochemistry. Science of the Total Environment, 574, 46-56.

Janowiak, M., Connelly, W.J., Dante-Wood, K., Domke, G.M., Giardina, C., Kayler, Z., Marcinkowski, K., Ontl, T., Rodriguez-Franco, C., Swanston, C. and Woodall, C.W., 2017. Considering forest and grassland carbon in land management. General Technical Report, Washington Office, 95.


Resco de Dios V., Gessler A., Ferrio J.P., Alday J.G., Bahn M., del Castillo J., Devidal S., García-Muñoz S., Kayler Z., Landais D., Martín-Gómez P., Milcu A., Piel C., Pirhofer-Walzl K., Ravel O., Salekin S., Tissue D.T., Tjoelker M.G., Voltas J. & Roy J. 2016 Circadian rhythms have significant effects on leaf-to-canopy scale gas exchange under field conditions. GigaScience, 5, 43.

Dijkstra, F.A., M. Jenkins, V. de Remy de Courcelles, C. Keitel, M. M. Barbour, Z.E. Kayler, M.A. Adams. 2017. Enhanced decomposition and nitrogen mineralisation sustain rapid growth of Eucalyptus regnans after wildfire. Journal of Ecology, 105, 239-236

*von Rein, I, Z.E. Kayler, K. Premke, A. Gessler. 2016. Desiccation of sediments affects assimilate transport within aquatic plants and carbon transfer to microorganisms. Plant Biology, 18, 947-961.

*Nitzsche, K., G. Verch, K. Premke, A. Gessler, Z.E. Kayler. 2016. Visualizing land-use and management complexity within biogeochemical cycles of an agricultural landscape Ecosphere, 7(5), 1-16.

*von Rein, I., A. Gessler. K. Premke, C. Keitel, A. Ulrich, Z.E. Kayler. 2016. Forest understory plant and soil microbial response to an experimentally induced drought and heat-pulse event: the importance of maintaining the continuum. Global Change Biology,122, 28671-2874.

Hommel R., R. Siegwolf, S. Zavadlav, M. Arend, M. Schaub, L. Galiano, M. Haeni, Z.E. Kayler, A. Gessler. 2016. Impact of interspecific competition and drought on new assimilate allocation within trees Plant Biology, 18, 785-796.

Weise, L., A. Ulrich, M. Moreano, A. Gessler, Z. Kayler, K. Steger, B. Zeller, K. Rudolph, J. Knezevic-Jaric, K. Premke. 2016. Desiccation and rewetting of lake sediments causes enhanced carbon turnover and shifts in microbial community composition. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 92.

Premke, K., K. Attermeyer, J. Augustin, A. Cabezas, P. Casper, D. Deumlich, J. Gelbrecht, H. Gerke, A. Gessler, H-P. Grossart, S. Hilt, M. Hupfer, T. Kalettka, Z.E. Kayler, G. Lischeid, M. Sommer, D. Zak. 2016. The importance of landscape complexity for carbon fluxes on the landscape level: Small-scale heterogeneity matters. WIREs Water, 3:601-617


Kayler, Z.E., H.J. De Boeck, S. Fatichi, J.M. Grünzweig, L. Merbold, C. Beier, N. McDowell, J. Dukes. 2015. Experiments to Confront the Environmental Extremes of Climate Change. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 13, 219-225.

*Felsmann, K., M. Baudis, K. Gimbel, Z.E. Kayler, R. Ellerbrock, H. Bruelheide, J. Bruckhoff, E. Welk, H. Puhlmann, M. Weiler, A. Gessler, A. Ulrich. 2015. Soil bacterial community structure response to precipitation reduction and management in forest ecosystems across Germany. PLoS ONE 10(4).

Gimbel, K.F., K. Felsmann, M. Baudis, H. Puhlmann, A. Gessler,H. Bruelheide, Z.E. Kayler, R.H. Ellerbrock, A. Ulrich, E. Welk, M. Weiler. 2015. Drought in forest understory ecosystems—a novel rainfall reduction experiment. Biogeosciences, 12, 961-975.

Zhou,Y., H. Stuart-Williams, K. Grice, Z.E. Kayler, S. Zavadlav, A. Gessler. 2015. Allocate carbon for a reason: priorities are reflected in the 13C/12C ratios of plant lipids synthesized via three independent biosynthetic pathways. Phytochemistry, 111, 14-20.


Jansen, K., B. Du, Z.E. Kayler, R. Siegwolf, I. Ensminger, H. Rennenberg, B. Kammerer, C. Jaeger, M. Schaub, J. Kreuzwieser, A. Gessler. 2014. Douglas-fir seedlings show metabolic responses to increased temperature and atmospheric drought. 2014 PLoS ONE 9(12): e114165. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114165

Baudis, M., R.H. Ellerbrock, K. Felsmann, A. Gessler, K. Gimbel, Z.E. Kayler, A. Ulrich, M. Weiler, E. Welk, H. Bruelheide. 2014. Intraspecific differences in response to rainshelter-induced drought and competition of Fagus sylvatia L. across Germany. Forest Ecology and Management, 330, 283-293

Hentschel, R., S. Rosner, Z.E. Kayler, K. Andreassen, I. Børja., S. Solberg, O. Tvieto, E. Priesack, A. Gessler. 2014. Norway spruce physiological and anatomical predisposition to dieback. Forest Ecology and Management, 322, 27-36

Attermeyer, K., Hornick,T., Kayler, Z.E., Bahr, A., Grossart, H-P, Premke, K. 2014. Increasing addition of autochthonous to allochthonous carbon in nutrient-rich aquatic systems stimulates carbon consumption but does not alter bacterial community composition. Biogeosciences,11,1479-1489, doi:10.5194/bg-11-1479-2014

Hommel, R., R. Siegwolf, M. Saurer, G.D. Farquhar, Z.E. Kayler, J.P. Ferrio, A. Gessler. 2014. Drought response of mesophyll conductance in forest understory species - Impacts on water-use efficiency and interactions with leaf water movement. Doi:10.1111/ppl.12160. Physiologia Plantarum,152, 98-114.


Gessler A., E. Brandes, K. Keitel, S. Boda, Z. E. Kayler, A. Granier, M. Barbour, G. Farquhar, K. Treydte. 2013. The oxygen isotope enrichment of leaf-exported assimilates - does it always reflect lamina leaf water enrichment? New Phytologist, 200:144-157


Werner, C., Badeck, F., Brugnoli, E., Cohn, B., Cuntz, M., Dawson, T., Gessler, A., Ghashghaie, J., Grams, T. E. E., Kayler, Z.E., Keitel, C., Lakatos, M., Lee, X., Máguas, C., Ogée, J., Rascher, K. G., Schnyder, H., Siegwolf, R., Unger, S., Welker, J., Wingate, L., and Zeeman, M. J. 2012. Linking carbon and water cycles using stable isotopes across scales: progress and challenges. Biogeosciences, 9, 3083-3111.doi:10.5194/bg-9-3083-2


Kayler, Z.E., M. Kaiser, A. Gessler, R.H. Ellerbrock, M. Sommer. 2011. Application of δ13C and δ15N isotopic signatures of organic matter fractions sequentially separated from adjacent arable and forest soils to identify carbon stabilization mechanisms. Biogeosciences, 8, 1985-1999. doi:10.5194/bgd-8-1985-2011

Offermann, C., J.P Ferrio, J. Holst, R. Grote, R. Siegwolf, Z.E. Kayler, A. Gessler. 2011.The long way down—are carbon and oxygen isotope signals in the tree ring uncoupled from canopy physiological processes? Tree Physiology 31: 1088-1102

Brüggemann, N., N. Buchmann, A. Gessler, Z.E. Kayler, S. Keel, A. Knohl, M. Barthel, O. Gavrichkova, J. Ghashghaie, N. Gomez-Casanovas, C. Keitel, D. Kuptz, S. Palacio, Y. Salmon, Y. Uchida, J. Esperschütz. 2011.The role of plant-soil interactions in carbon isotope fluxes between the terrestrial biosphere and the atmosphere. Biogeosciences, 8, 3457-3489. doi:10.5194/bg-8-3457-201


Kayler, Z.E., A. Gessler, N. Buchmann. 2010. What is the speed of link between above- and belowground processes? New Phytologist, 187: 885-888.

Kayler, Z.E., E.W. Sulzman, W.D. Rugh, A.C. Mix, B.J. Bond. 2010. Characterizing the impact of diffusive and advective soil gas transport on the measurement and interpretation of the isotopic signal of soil respiration. Soil Biology and Biochemistry, 42:435-444

Kayler, Z.E., M. Hauck, L. Ganio, E.W. Sulzman, T. Pypker, A.C. Mix, B.J. Bond. 2010. Bias and uncertainty of d13CO2 isotopic mixing models. Oecologia 163: 227-234

Phillips, C.L., N. Nickerson, D. Risk, Z.E. Kayler, C. Andersen, A.C. Mix, B.J. Bond. 2010. Soil moisture effects on the carbon isotopic composition of soil respiration. Rapid Communications of Mass Spectrometry 24: 1271-1280


Kayler, Z.E., E.W. Sulzman, J.D. Marshall, W. Rugh, A. Mix, B.J. Bond. 2008. A laboratory comparison of two methods used to estimate the isotopic composition of soil d13CO2 efflux at steady-state. Rapid Communications of Mass Spectrometry 22: 2533-2538

Pypker, T., M. Hauck, E. Sulzman, M. Unsworth, A. Mix, Z. Kayler, A. Kennedy, H. Barnard, C. Phillips, B.J. Bond. 2008. Toward using d13C of ecosystem respiration to monitor canopy physiology in complex terrain. Oecologia 158: 399-410


Kayler, Z.E., L.B. Fortini, J.J. Battles. 2005. Group selection edge effects on vascular plant diversity of an old growth mixed conifer forest. Madroño: Vol. 52, No. 4, pp. 262–266