Publications

PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS & BOOK CHAPTERS

2019

Wu, D., Horn, M.A., Behrendt, T., Müller, S., Li, J., Cole, J.A., Xie, B., Ju, X., Li, G., Ermel, M., Oswald, R., Fröhlich-Nowoisky, J., Hoor, P., Hu, C., Liu, M., Andreae, M.O., Pöschl, U., Cheng, Y., Su, H., Trebs, I., Weber, B., Sörgel, M. (2019) Soil HONO emissions at high moisture content are driven by microbial nitrate reduction to nitrite: tackling the HONO puzzle. ISME. doi.org/10.1038/s41396-019-0379-y.

Abed, R., Tamm, A., Hassenrück, C., Al-Rawahia, A., Rodríguez-Caballero, E., Fiedler, S., Maier, S., Weber, B. (2019) Habitat-dependent composition of bacterial and fungal communities in biological soil crusts from Oman. Scientific Reports. Doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-42911-6

Porada, P., Tamm, A., Kleidon, A., Pöschl, U., Weber, B. (2019) Global NO and HONO emissions of biological soil crusts estimated by a process-based non-vascular vegetation model. Biogeosciences 16: 2003-2031.

Macholdt, D.S., Pöhlker, C., Förster, J.-D., Müller, M., Weber, B., Kappl, M., Kilcoyne, A.L.D., Weigand, M., Jochum, K.P., Andreae, M.O. (2019) Artifacts from manganese reduction in rock samples prepared by focused ion beam (FIB) slicing for X-ray microspectroscopic analysis. Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems 8: 97-111.

Löbs, N., Walter, D., Barbosa, C.G.G., Brill, S., Cerqueira, G.R., Sá, M., Araújo, A., Oliveira, L.R., Ditas, F., Moran-Zuloaga, D., Pires Florentino, A.P., Wolff, S., Godoi, R.H.M., Kesselmeier, J., Mota de Oliveira, S., Andreae, M.O., Pöhlker, C., Weber, B. (2019) Microclimatic and ecophysiological conditions experienced by epiphytic bryophytes in an Amazonian rain forest. Biogeosciences Discussions. doi.org/10.5194/bg-2018-521.

2018

Weber, B., Tamm, A., Maier, S., Rodríguez-Caballero, E. (2018) Biological soil crusts of the Succulent Karoo: a review. African Journal of Range & Forest Science 35 (3&4): 335-350.

Schink, A., Neumann, J., Lena Leifke, A., Ziegler, K., Fröhlich-Nowoisky, J., Cremer, C., Thines, E., Weber, B., Pöschl, U., Schuppan, D., Lucas, K. (2018) Screening of herbal extracts for TLR2- and TLR4-dependent anti-inflammatory effects. PLoS ONE 13 (10): e0203907.

Macholdt, D.S., Pöhlker, C., Förster, J.-D., Müller, M., Weber, B., Kappl, M., Kilcoyne, A.L.D., Weigand, M., Jochum, K.P., Andreae, M.O. (2018) Artifacts from manganese reduction in rock samples prepared by focused ion beam (FIB) slicing for X-ray microspectroscopic analysis. Geoscientific Instrumentation, Methods and Data Systems Discussion. doi.org/10.5194/gi-2018-20.

Pöhlker, C., Walter, D., Paulsen, H., Könemann, T., Rodríguez-Caballero, E., Moran-Zuloaga, D., Brito, J., Carbone, S., Degrendele, C., Després, V.R., Ditas, F., Holanda, B.A., Kaiser, J.W., Lammel, G., Lavrič, J.V., Ming, J., Pickersgill, D., Pöhlker, M.L., Praß, M., Ruckteschler, N., Saturno, J., Sörgel, M., Wang, Q., Weber, B., Wolff, S., Artaxo, P., Pöschl, U., Andreae, M.O. (2018) Land cover and its transformation in the backward trajectory footprint region of the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions. doi.org/10.5194/acp-2018-323.

Tamm, A., Caesar, J., Kunz, N., Colesie, C., Reichenberger, H., Weber, B. (2018) Ecophysiological properties of three biological soil crust types and their photoautotrophs from the Succulent Karoo, South Africa. Plant and Soil 429: 127-146.

Rodríguez-Caballero, E., Belnap, J., Büdel, B., Crutzen, P., Andreae, M.O., Pöschl, U., Weber, B. (2018) Microbial surface communities on dryland soils endangered by global change. Nature Geoscience 11: 185-189.

Reviewing article:
a.    York, A. (2018): Soil surface communities bite the dust. Nature Reviews Microbiology. DOI: 10.1038/nrmicro.2018.34.

Rodríguez-Caballero, E., Castro, A., Chamizo, S., Quintas-Soriano, C., Garcia-Llorente, M., Cantón, Y., Weber, B. (2018) Ecosystem services provided by biocrusts: from ecosystem functions to social values. Journal of Arid Environments 159: 54-53.

Williams, L., Jung, P., Zheng, L.-J., Maier, S., Peer, T., Grube, M., Weber, B., Büdel, B. (in 2018) Assessing recovery of Biological Soil Crusts across a latitudinal gradient in Western Europe. Restoration Ecology 26(3): 543-554.

Meusel, H., Tamm, A., Kuhn, U., Wu, D., Leifke, A.L., Fiedler, S., Ruckteschler, N., Yordanova, P., Lang-Yona, N., Lelieveld, J., Hoffmann, T., Pöschl, U., Su, H., Weber, B., Cheng, Y. (2018) : Emission of nitrous acid from soil and biological soil crusts represents a dominant source of HONO in the remote atmosphere in Cyprus. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 18: 799-813.

Caesar, J., Tamm, A., Ruckteschler, N., Weber, B. (2018) Revisiting chlorophyll extraction methods in biological soil crusts – methodology for determination of chlorophyll a and chlorophyll a+b as compared to previous methods. Biogeosciences 15: 1415-1424.

Moran-Zuloaga, D., Ditas, F., Walter, D., Saturno, J., Brito, J., Carbone, S., Chi, X., Hrabě de Angelis, I., Baars, H., Godoi, R.H.M., Heese, B., Holanda, B.A., Lavrič, J.V., Ming, J., Pöhlker,  M.L., Ruckteschler, N., Su, H., Wang, Y., Wang, Q., Wang, Z., Weber, B., Wolff, S., Artaxo, P., Pöschl, U.,  Andreae, M.O., Pöhlker, C. (2018) Multi-year study on coarse mode aerosols in the Amazon rain forest with the frequent intrusion of Saharan dust plumes. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 18: 10055-10088.

Lang-Yona, N., Maier, S., Macholdt, D.S., Müller-Germann, I., Yordanova, P., Rodriguez-Caballero, E., Jochum, K.P., Al-Amri, A., Andreae, M.O., Fröhlich-Nowoisky, J., Weber, B. (2018) Insights into microbial involvement in desert varnish formation retrieved from metagenomics analysis. Environmental Microbiology Report. DOI: 10.1111/1758-2229.12634.

Maier, S., Tamm, A., Caesar, J., Grube, M., Weber, B. (2018) Photoautotrophic organisms control microbial abundance, diversity, and physiology in biological soil crusts. ISME. 1032-1046.

2017

Shiraiwa, M., Ueda, K., Pozzer, A., Lammel, G., Kampf, C.J., Fushimi, A., Enami, S., Arangio, A.M., Fröhlich-Nowoisky, J., Fujitani, Y., Furuyama, A., Lakey, P.S.J., Lelieveld, J., Lucas, K., Morino, Y., Pöschl, U., Takahama, S., Takami, A., Tong, H., Weber, B., Yoshino, A., Sato, K. (2017) Aerosol health effects from molecular to global scales. Environmental Science and Technology 51: 13545-13567.

Macholdt, D., Herrmann, S., Jochum, K.P., Kilcoyne, D., Laubscher, T., Pfisterer, J.H.K., Schwager, B., Weber, B., Weigand, M., Domke, K.F., Andreae, M.O. (2017) Black manganese-rich crusts on a Gothic cathedral. Atmospheric Environment 171: 205-220.

Tucker, C.L., McHugh, T., Howell, A., Gill, R., Weber, B., Belnap, J., Grote, E., Reed, S.C. (2017) The concomitant use of surface moisture and temperature measurements to evaluate CO2 pulses in biocrusted interspaces in a cool desert ecosystem. Biogeochemistry 135 (3): 239-249.

Lang-Yona, N., Kunert, A., Vogel, L., Kampf, C.J., Bellinghausen, I., Saloga, J., Schink, A., Ziegler, K., Lucas, K., Pöschl, U., Weber, B., Fröhlich-Nowoisky, J. (2017) Fresh Water, Marine and Terrestrial Cyanobacteria Display Distinct Allergen Characteristics. Science of the Total Environment 612: 767-774.

Raggio, J., Green, T.G.A., Sancho, L.G., Pintado, A., Colesie, C., Weber, B., Büdel, B. (2017) Metabolic activity duration of biological soil crusts across Europe can be predicted from common climate data. Geoderma 306: 10-17.

Rodríguez-Caballero, E., Paul, M., Tamm, A., Caesar, J., Büdel, B., Escribano, P., Hill, J., Weber, B. (2017) Biomass assessment of microbial surface communities by means of hyperspectral remote sensing data. Science of the Total Environment 586: 1287-1297.

Seitz, S., Nebel, M., Goebes, P., Käppeler, K., Schmidt, K., Song, Z., Webber, C.L., Weber, B., Scholten, T. (2017) Bryophyte-dominated biological soil crusts mitigate soil erosion in an early successional Chinese subtropical forest. Biogeosciences 14: 5775-5788.

Macholdt, D.S., Jochum, K.P., Pöhlker, C., Arangio, A., Foerster, J.-D., Stoll, B., Weis, U., Weber, B., Müller, M., Kappl, M., Shiraiwa, M., Kilcoyne, A.L.D., Weigand, M., Scholz, D., Haug, G., Andreae, M.O. (2017) Characterization and differentiation of varnish types from different environments by microanalytical techniques. Chemical Geology 459: 91-118.

Reinmuth-Selzle, K., Kampf, C.J., Lucas, K., Lang-Yona, N., Fröhlich-Nowoisky, J., Shiraiwa, M., Lakey, P.S.J., Lai, S., Liu, F., Kunert, A.T., Ziegler, K., Shen, F., Sgarbanti, R., Weber, B., Bellinghausen, I., Saloga, J., Weller, M.G., Duschl, A., Schuppan, D., Pöschl, U. (2017) Air Pollution and Climate Change Effects on Allergies in the Anthropocene: Abundance, Interaction, and Modification of Allergens and Adjuvants. Environmental Science & Technology 51: 4119-4141.

Rodríguez-Caballero, E., Escribano, P., Olehowski, C., Chamizo, S., Hill, J., Cantón, Y., Weber, B. (2017) Transferability of multi- and hyperspectral optical biocrust indices. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 126: 94-107.

Porada, P., Pöschl, U., Kleidon, A., Beer, C., Weber, B. (2017) Estimating global nitrous oxide emissions by lichens and bryophytes with a process-based model. Biogeosciences 14: 1593-1602.

2016

Fröhlich, J., Kampf, C.J., Weber, B., Huffman, A., Pöhlker, C., Andreae, M.O., Lang-Yona, N., Gunthe, S.S., Elbert, W., Su, H., Hoor, P., Thines, E., Hoffmann, T., Despres, V.R., Pöschl, U. (2016) Bioaerosols in the Earth System: Climate, Health, and Ecosystem Interactions. Atmospheric Research 182: 346-376. doi: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2016.07.018.

Dumack, K., Koller, R., Weber, B. & Bonkowski, M. (accepted) Estimated abundance and diversity of heterotrophic protists in South African biocrusts. S Afr J Sci. 2016;112(7/8), Art. #2015-0302, 5 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/ sajs.2016/20150302.

Meusel, H., Kuhn, U., Reiffs, A., Mallik, C., Harder, H., Martinez, M., Schuladen, J., Bohn, B., Parchatka, U., Crowley, J.N., Fischer, H., Hoffmann, T., Janssen, R., Hartogensis, O., Pikridas, M., Vrekoussis, M., Bourtsoukidis, E., Weber, B., Lelieveld, J., Williams, J., Pöschl, U., Cheng, Y., Su, H. (2016) Daytime formation of nitrous acid at a coastal remote site in Cyprus indicating a common ground source of atmospheric HONO and NO. Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16: 14475-14493. doi:10.5194/acp-16-14475-2016.

Porada, P., Lenton, T.M., Pohl, A., Weber, B., Mander, L., Donnadieu, Y., Beer, C., Pöschl, U. & Kleidon, A. (2016) High potential for weathering and climate effects of non-vascular vegetation in the Late Ordovician. Nature Communications 7: 12113. doi: 10.1038/ncomms12113

Chamizo, S., Rodriguez-Caballero, E., Román, J.R., Cantón, Y. (2016) Effects of biocrust on soil erosion and organic carbon losses under natural rainfall. Catena. doi: 10.1016/j.catena.2016.06.017

Weber, B., Berkemeier, Th., Ruckteschler, N., Caesar, J., Heintz, H., Ritter, H. & Braß, H. (2016) Development and calibration of a novel sensor to analyze the water content of biological soil crusts and surface soils. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7(1): 14-22. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12459.

Rodriguez-Caballero, E., Afana, A., Chamizo, S., Solé-Benet, A. & Canton, Y. (2016) A new adaptive method to filter terrestrial laser scanner point clouds using morphological filters and spectral information to conserve surface micro-topography. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 117: 141–148.

Belnap, J., Büdel, B. & Weber, B. (2016): Biological soil crusts as a critical zone of global importance. In: Weber, B., Belnap, J., Büdel, B. (eds.): Biological soil crusts: an organizing principle in drylands, Ecological Studies 226. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, pp. 3-13.

Weber, B. & Hill, J. (2016): Remote sensing of biological soil crusts at different scales. In: Weber, B., Belnap, J., Büdel, B. (eds.): Biological soil crusts: an organizing principle in drylands, Ecological Studies 226. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, pp. 215-234.

Garcia-Pichel, F., Felde, V.J.M.N.L., Drahorad, S.L. & Weber, B. (2016): Microstructure and weathering processes within biological soil crusts. In: Weber, B., Belnap, J., Büdel, B. (eds.): Biological soil crusts: an organizing principle in drylands, Ecological Studies 226. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, pp. 237-255.

Barger, N.N., Zaady, E., Weber, B., Garcia-Pichel, F. & Belnap, J. (2016): Patterns and controls on nitrogen cycling of biological soil crusts. In: Weber, B., Belnap, J., Büdel, B. (eds.): Biological soil crusts: an organizing principle in drylands, Ecological Studies 226. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, pp. 257-285.

Sancho, L.G., Belnap, J., Colesie, C., Raggio, J. & Weber, B. (2016): Carbon budgets of biological soil crusts at micro-, macro-, and global scales. In: Weber, B., Belnap, J., Büdel, B. (eds.): Biological soil crusts: an organizing principle in drylands, Ecological Studies 226. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, pp. 287-304.

Weber, B., Bowker, M., Zhang, Y. & Belnap, J. (2016): Natural recovery of biological soil crusts after disturbance. In: Weber, B., Belnap, J., Büdel, B. (eds.): Biological soil crusts: an organizing principle in drylands, Ecological Studies 226. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, pp. 479-498.

Weber, B., Belnap, J. & Büdel, B. (2016): Synthesis on biological soil crust research. In: Weber, B., Belnap, J., Büdel, B. (eds.): Biological soil crusts: an organizing principle in drylands, Ecological Studies 226. Springer International Publishing Switzerland, pp. 527-534.

2015

Weber, B., Wu, D., Tamm, A., Ruckteschler, N., Meusel, H., Rodriguez-Caballero, E., Steinkamp, J., Sörgel, M., Behrendt, T., Cheng, Y., Crutzen, P., Su, H. & Pöschl, U. (2015) Biological soil crusts accelerate the nitrogen cycle through large NO and HONO emissions in drylands. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(50), 15384-15389. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1515818112

Chamizo, S., Cantón, Y., Rodríguez-Caballero, E., Domingo, F. (2015) Biocrusts positively affect the soil water balance in semiarid ecosystems. Ecohydrology. doi: 10.1002/eco.1719.

Rodriguez-Caballero, E., Knerr, T., Weber, B. (2015) Importance of biocrusts in dryland monitoring using spectral indices. Remote Sensing of Environment 170: 32-39. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.08.034

Weber, B., Berkemeier, Th., Ruckteschler, N., Caesar, J., Heintz, H., Ritter, H. & Braß, H. (in press) Development and calibration of a novel sensor to analyze the water content of biological soil crusts and surface soils. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12459

Macholdt,D.S., Jochum, K.P., Pöhlker, C., Stoll, B., Weis, U., Weber, B., Müller, M.,Kappl, M., Buhre, S., Kilcoyne, A.L.D., Weigand, M., Scholz, D., Al-Amri, A.M. & Andreae, M.O. (2015) Microanalytical methods for in-situ high-resolution analysis of rock varnish at the nanometer to micrometer scale. Chemical Geology 411: 57-68. doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.06.023

Lenhart, K., Weber, B., Elbert, W., Steinkamp, J., Clough, T., Crutzen, P., Pöschl, U. & Keppler, F. (2015) Nitrous oxide and methane emissions from cryptogamic covers. Global Change Biology.21(10):3889-3900

Sörgel, M., Trebs, I, Wu, D., Held, A.. (2015) A comparison of measured HONO uptake and release with calculated source strengths in a heterogeneous forest environment. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15:9237–9251. doi:10.5194/acp-15-9237-2015

Rodríguez-Caballero, E., Cantón, Y., Jetten, V. (2015) Biological soil crust effects must be included to accurately model infiltration and erosion in arid and semiarid systems. Geomorphology. 241: 331–342. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2015.08.034

Rodríguez-Caballero, E., Cantón, E., Chamizo, S., Aguilar, F., Aguilar, M. (2015) Swelling of biocrusts upon wetting induces changes in surface micro-topography. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 82: 107–111.

Chamizo, S., Rodríguez-Caballero, E., Cantón, Y., Asensio, C., Domingo, F. (2015) Penetration resistance of biological soil crusts and its dynamics after crust removal: Relationships with runoff and soil detachment. Catena 126: 164–172.

Andreae, M.O., Acevedo, O.C., Araùjo, A., Artaxo, P., Barbosa, C.G.G., Brito, J., Carbone, S., Chi, X., Cintra, B.B.L., da Silva, N.F., Dias, N.L., Ditas, F., Ditz, R., Godoi. A.F.L., Godoi, R.H.M., Heimann, M., Hoffmann, T., Dias-Júnior, C.Q., Jürgen Kesselmeier, J., Könemann, T., Krüger, M., Lavric, J.V., Manzi, A.O., Moran, D., Nölscher, A.C., Nogueira, D.S., Piedade, M.T.F., Pöhlker, C., Pöschl, U., Ro, C.-U., Ruckteschler, N., Sá, L.D.A., Sá, M. de O., Sales, C.B., dos Santos, R.M.N, Saturno, J., Schöngart, J., Sörgel, M., de Souza, C.M., de Souza, R.A.F., Su, H., Targhetta, N., Tóta, J., Trebs, I., Trumbore, S., van Eijck, A., Walter, D., Wang, Z., Weber, B., Williams, J., Winderlich, J., Wittmann, F., Wolff, S., Yáñez-Serrano, A.M. (2015) The ATTO measurement site in the remote Amazon Basin: overview of first results on ecosystem ecology, meteorology, trace gas, and aerosol measurements. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15: 10723-10776.

2014

Zhao, Y., Qin, N., Weber, B. & Xu, M. (2014) Response of biological soil crusts to raindrop erosivity and underlying influences in the hilly Loess Plateau region, China. Biodiversity and Conservation 23: 1669-1686. doi:10.1007/s10531-014-0680-z

Büdel, B., Colesie, C., Green, T. G. A., Grube, M., Lázaro Suau, R., Loewen-Schneider, K., Maier, S., Peer, T., Pintado, A., Raggio, J., Ruprecht, U., Sancho, L., Schroeter, B., Türk, R., Weber, B., Wedin, M., Westberg, M., Williams, L., Zheng, L. (2014) Improved appreciation of the functioning and importance of biological soil crusts in Europe – the Soil Crust International project (SCIN). Biodiversity and Conservation 23: 1639-1658. doi:10.1007/s10531-014-0645-2

Raggio, J., Pintado, A., Vivas, M., Sancho, L.G., Büdel, B., Colesie, C., Weber, B., Schroeter, B. & Green, T.G.A. (2014) Continuous chlorophyll fluorescence, gas exchange and microclimate monitoring in a natural soil crust habitat in Tabernas badlands, Almería, Spain: Progressing towards a model to understand productivity. Biodiversity and Conservation 23: 1809-1826. doi:10.1007/s10531-014-0692-8

Porada, P., Weber, B., Elbert, W., Pöschl, U. & Kleidon, A. (2014) Estimating impacts of lichens and bryophytes on global biogeochemical cycles. Global Biochemical Cycles. doi:10.1002/2013GB004705

Dojani, S., Kauff, F., Weber, B. & Büdel, B. (2014) Genotypic and phenotypic diversity of cyanobacteria in biological soil crusts of the Succulent Karoo and Nama Karoo of Southern Africa. Microbial Ecology 67: 286-301. doi:10.1007/s00248-013-0301-5

2013

Porada, P., Weber, B., Elbert, W., Pöschl, U. & Kleidon, A. (2013) Estimating global carbon uptake by lichens and bryophytes with a process-based model. Biogeosciences 10: 6989-7033. doi:10.5194/bg-10-6989-2013

Belnap, J. & Weber, B. (2013) Biological soil crusts as an integral component of desert environments. Ecological Processes 2: 11. doi:10.1186/2192-1709-2-11

Weber, B., Wessels, D.C.J., Deutschewitz, K., Dojani, S., Reichenberger, H. & Büdel, B. (2013) Ecological characterization of soil-inhabiting and hypolithic soil crusts within the Knersvlakte, South Africa. Ecological Processes 2: 8. doi:10.1186/2192-1709-2-8

2012

Kunz, N.S., Hoffman, M.T. & Weber, B. (2012): Effects of heuweltjies and utilization on vegetation patterns in the Succulent Karoo, South Africa. Journal of Arid Environments 87: 198-205. doi:10.1016/j.jaridenv.2012.05.007

Elbert, W., Weber, B., Burrows, S., Steinkamp, J., Büdel, B., Andreae, M.O. & Pöschl, U. (2012): Contribution of cryptogamic covers to the global cycles of carbon and nitrogen. Nature Geosciences 5: 459-462. doi:10.1038/ngeo1486

Press release Elbert et al. (2012): German  English

Reviewing articles:

a.     Nature Geoscience Editorial (2012): Beyond forest carbon. Nature Geosciences 5: 433. doi:10.1038/ngeo1522

b.     Belnap, J. (2012): Unexpected uptake. Nature Geosciences 5: 443-444. doi:10.1038/ngeo1514

c.     Hurtley, S. & Cruz, M. (2012): Editor’s choice; Microbiology: Cryptic N2 fixation. Science 337: 391.

Weber, B., Graf, T. & Bass, M. (2012): Ecophysiological analysis of moss-dominated biological soil crusts and their separate components from the Succulent Karoo, South Africa. Planta 236: 129-139. doi:10.1007/s00425-012-1595-0

Colesie, C., Scheu, S., Green, T.G.A., Weber, B., Wirth, R. & Büdel, B. (2012): The advantage of growing on moss: facilitative effects on photosynthetic performance and growth in the cyanobacterial lichen Peltigera rufescens. Oecologia 169: 559-607.

2011

Dojani, S., Büdel, B., Deutschewitz, K. & Weber, B. (2011): Rapid succession of biological soil crusts after experimental disturbance in the Succulent Karoo, South Africa. Applied Soil Ecology 48: 263-269. doi:10.1016/j.apsoil.2011.04.013

Weber, B., Scherr, C., Bicker, F., Friedl, T. & Büdel, B. (2011): Respiration-induced weathering patterns of two endolithically growing lichens. Geobiology 9: 34-43. doi:10.1111/j.1472-4669.2010.00256.x

Weber, B. & Büdel, B. (2011): Endoliths. In: Reitner, J. & Thiel, V. (eds.): Encyclopedia of Geobiology: pp. 348-354, Springer, Heidelberg.

Weber, B. & Büdel, B. (2011): Fungi and lichens. In: Reitner, J. & Thiel, V. (eds.): Encyclopedia of Geobiology: pp. 401-410. Springer, Heidelberg.

2010

Schmiedel, U., Linke, T., Christiaan, R.A., Falk, T., Gröngröft, A., Haarmeyer, D.H., Hanke, W., Henstock, R., Hoffman, M.T., Kunz, N., Labitzky, T., Luther-Mosebach, J., Lutsch, N., Meyer, S., Petersen, A., Röwer, I.U., van der Merwe, H., van Rooyen, M.W., Vollan, B., Weber, B. (2010): Environmental and socio-economic patterns and processes in the Succulent Karoo – frame conditions for the management of this biodiversity hotspot. In: Hoffman, M.T., Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. (eds.): Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 3: Implications for landuse and management: pp. 109-150, Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek.

Büdel, B., Deutschewitz, K., Dojani, S., Friedl, T., Darienko, T., Mohr, K. & Weber, B. (2010): Biological soil crusts along the BIOTA Southern Africa transects. In: Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. (eds.): Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 2: Patterns and processes at regional scale: pp. 93-99, Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek.

Weber, B., Olehowski, C., Deutschewitz, K. & Büdel, B. (2010): Mapping of biological soil crusts in the Succulent Karoo using hyperspectral remote sensing data. In: Schmiedel, U., Jürgens, N. (eds.): Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 2: Patterns and processes at regional scale: pp. 158-162, Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek.

Haarmeyer, D.H., Luther-Mosebach, J., Dengler, J., Schmiedel, U., Finckh, M., Berger, K., Deckert, J., Domptail, S.E., Dreber, N., Gibreel, T., Grohmann, C., Gröngröft, A., Haensler, A., Hanke, W., Hoffmann, A., Husted, L.B., Kangombe, F.N., Keil, M., Krug, C.B., Labitzky, T., Linke, T., Mager, D., Mey, W., Muche, G., Naumann, C., Pellowski, M., Powrie, L.W., Pröpper, M., Rutherford, M.C., Schneiderat, U., Strohbach, B.J., Vohland, K., Weber, B., Wesuls, D., Wisch, U., Zedda, L., Büdel, B., Darienko, T., Deutschewitz, K., Dojani, S., Erb, E., Falk, T., Friedl, T., Kanzler, S.-E., Limpricht, C., Linsenmair, K.E., Mohr, K., Oliver, T., Petersen, A., Rambold, G., Zeller, U., Austermühle, R., Bausch, J., Bösing, B.M., Classen, N., Dorendorf, J., Dorigo, W., Esler, K., Etzold, S., Graiff, A., Grotehusmann, L., Hecht, J., Hoyer, P., Kongor, R.Y., Lang, H., Lieckfeld, L.A.B., Oldeland, J., Peters, J., Röwer, I.U., September, Z.M., Sop, T.K., van Rooyen, M.W., Weber, J., Willer, J., Jürgens, N. (2010): The BIOTA Observatories. In: Jürgens, N., Haarmeyer, D.H., Luther-Mosebach, J., Dengler, J., Finckh, M., Schmiedel, U. (eds.): Biodiversity in southern Africa. Volume 1: Patterns at local scale – the BIOTA Observatories: pp. 6-801, Klaus Hess Publishers, Göttingen & Windhoek.

Before 2010

Büdel, B., Darienko, T., Deutschewitz, K., Dojani, S., Friedl, T., Mohr, K., Salisch, M., Reisser, W. & Weber, B. (2009): Southern African biological soil crusts are ubiquitous and highly diverse in drylands, being restricted by rainfall frequency. Microbial Ecology 57(2): 229-47. doi:10.1007/s00248-008-9449-9

Elbert, W., Weber, B., Büdel, B., Andreae, M.O. & Pöschl, U. (2009): Microbiotic crusts on soil, rock and plants: neglected major players in the global cycles of carbon and nitrogen. Biogeosciences Discussion 6: 6983-7015. doi:10.5194/bgd-6-6983-2009

Weber, B., Olehowski, C., Knerr, T., Hill, J., Deutschwitz, K., Wessels, D.C.J., Eitel, B. & Büdel, B. (2008): A new approach for mapping of Biological Soil Crusts in semidesert areas with hyperspectral imagery. Remote Sensing of Environment 112: 2187-2201. doi:10.1016/j.rse.2007.09.014

Weber, B. (2008): Medieval churches as an essential habitat of saxicolous lichens in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Schriftenreihe der deutschen Gesellschaft für Geowissenschaften 59: 282-290.

Weber, B., Scherr, C., Reichenberger, H. & Büdel, B. (2007): Fast reactivation by high air humidity and photosynthetic performance of alpine lichens growing endolithically in limestone. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 39(2): 309-317. http://www.jstor.org/stable/4139101

Büdel, B., Weber, B., Kühl, M., Pfanz, H., Sültemeyer, D. & Wessels, D. (2004): Reshaping of sandstone surfaces by cryptoendolithic cyanobacteria: bioalkalisation causes chemical weathering in arid landscapes. Geobiology 2: 261-268. doi:10.1111/j.1472-4677.2004.00040.x

Wirth, R., Weber, B. & Ryel, R.J. (2001): Spatial and temporal variability of canopy structure in a tropical moist forest. Acta Oecologia 22: 235-244. doi:10.1016/S1146-609X(01)01123-7

Weber, B. & Büdel, B. (2001): Mapping and analysis of distribution patterns of lichens on rural medieval churches in north-eastern Germany. Lichenologist 33(3): 231-248. doi:10.1006/lich.2001.0323

Weber, B. (2001): Erfassung und Analyse der Verbreitungsmuster von Flechten an Kirchen Mecklenburgs unter Anwendung Geographischer Informationssysteme (GIS). Dissertationes Botanicae 342: 1-256.

Weber, B. & Büdel, B. (2001): Flechten an mittelalterlichen Feldsteinkirchen in Mecklenburg; Vielfalt, Ökologie und Einwirkungen auf das Gestein. In: Gesatzky, R. (ed.): Erhaltung und Instandsetzung von Feldsteinkirchen in Mecklenburg. Verlag Thomas Helms, Schwerin, S. 69-76.

Weber, B., Wessels, D.C.J. & Büdel, B. (1996): Biology and ecology of cryptoendolithic cyanobacteria of a sandstone outcrop in the Northern Province, South Africa. Algological Studies 83: 565-579.

Weber, B. (1994): Geologische Wanderungen in und um Würzburg. In: Umweltstation Würzburg, Deutsches Jugendherbergswerk Landesverband Bayern e.V., Bayrisches Staatsministerium für Landesentwicklung und Umweltfragen (eds.): Arbeitsmaterialien zu stadtökologischen Themen am Beispiel der Stadt Würzburg. Quadflieg, Würzburg, S. 1-28.

CONFERENCE ARTICLES AND PROCEEDINGS

2019

Löbs, N., Walter, D., Barbosa, C.G.G., Brill, S., Cerqueira, G.R., Oliveira Sá, M., Araújo, A.C., Oliveira, L.R., Ditas, F., Moran-Zuloaga, D., Pires Florentino, A.P., Wolff, S., Godoi, R.H.M., Kesselmeier, J., Mota de Oliveira, S., Andreae, M.O., Pöhlker, C., Weber, B. (2019) Microclimatic and ecophysiological conditions experienced by epiphytic bryophytes in an Amazonian rain forest. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 7-12, 2019, Vienna, Austria.

Weber, J., Tamm, A., Maier, S., Rodriguez-Caballero, E., Wu, D., Grube, M., Belnap, J., Büdel, B., Crutzen, P.J., Cheng, Y., Su, H., Andreae, M.O., Pöschl, U., Weber, B. (2019) Biological soil crust characteristics and their response to global change. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 7-12, 2019, Vienna, Austria.

Beall, C., Könemann, T., Hill, T., DeMott, P., Harder, H., Pöhlker, C., Lelieveld, J., Weber, B., Andreae, M.O., Stokes, M.D., Prather, K. (2019) Observations of Ice Nucleating Particles Over the Red Sea, Arabian Sea, Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean During AQABA. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 7-12, 2019, Vienna, Austria.

2018

Weber, B., Yordanova, P., Moran-Zuloaga, D., Rodriguez-Caballero, E., Könemann, T., Praß, M., Beall, C.M., Harder, H., Maier, S., Ditas, F., Pöhlker, M.L., Thines, E., Artaxo, P., Sciare, J., Prospero, J., Savage, N.J., Huffman, J.A., Fröhlich-Nowoisky, J., Lelieveld, J., Andreae, M.O.A., Pöschl, U., Pöhlker, C. (2018) Properties and sources of dust aerosols observed on Cyprus and Barbados, at ATTO and during AQABA. 9th International Workshop on Sand/Duststorms and Associated Dustfall, May 22-24, 2018, Tenerife, Spain.

Könemann, T., Savage, N., Beall, C.M., Rodriguez-Caballero, E., Capela, F., Ditas, F., Dorf, M., Harder, H., Lelieveld, J., Walter, D., Weber, B., Yordanova, P., Andreae, M.O., Huffman, J.A., Pöschl, U., Pöhlker, C. (2018) Online Bioaerosol and Dust Measurements during the AQABA-Vessel-Campaign around the Arabian Peninsula. 10th International Aerosol Conference, September 2-7, 2018, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.

Praß, M., Ditas, F., Hrabe de Angelis, I., Holanda, B., Lauer, O., Krüger, O., Weber, B., Artaxo, P., Thines, E., Fuchs, B.M., Andreae, M.O., Pöschl, U., Pöhlker, C. (2018) Molecular genetic staining techniques for bioaerosol analysis in the Amazon rainforest. 10th International Aerosol Conference, September 2-7, 2018, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA.

Weber, B., Rodriguez-Caballero, E., Porada, P., Maier, S., Tamm, A., Lenhart, K., Elbert, W., Ruckteschler, N., Meusel, H., Wu, D., Caesar, J., Beer, C., Behrendt, T., Burrows, S., Clough, T., Steinkamp, J., Sörgel, M., Keppler, F., Grube, M., Kleidon, A., Belnap, J., Büdel, B., Andreae, M.O., Cheng, Y., Su, H., Crutzen, P., Pöschl, U. (2018) Nitrogen-transformation processes in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems under global change. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 8-13, 2018, Vienna, Austria.

Tamm, A., Maier, S., Wu, D., Caesar, J., Grube, M., Weber, B. (2018) Photoautotrophic organisms control microbial abundance, diversity, and physiology in biological soil crusts. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 8-13, 2018, Vienna, Austria.

Rodriguez-Caballero, E., Tamm, A., Caesar, J., Knerr, T., Paul, M., Büdel, B., Escribano, P., Hill, J., (2018) Soil surface microbial communities control spectral response of desert regions. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 8-13, 2018, Vienna, Austria.

Yordanova, P., Könemann, T., Maier, S., Lang-Yona, N., Tamm, A., Meusel, H., Prass, M., Ditas, F., Harder, H., Malam Issa, O., Sciare, J., Pöhlker, M., Prospero, J.M., Lelieveld, J., Pöhlker, C., Fröhlich-Nowoisky, J., Pöschl, U., Weber, B. (2018) Microbial diversity and metabolic potential of desert soil and the resulting dust aerosols. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 8-13, 2018, Vienna, Austria.

Reinmuth-Selzle, K., Kampf, C.J., Lucas, K., Lang-Yona, N., Fröhlich-Nowoisky, J., Shiraiwa, M., Lakey, P.S.J., Lai, S., Liu, F., Kunert, A.T., Ziegler, K., Shen, F., Sgarbanti, R., Weber, B., Bellinghausen, I., Saloga, J., Weller, M.G., Duschl, A., Schuppan, D., Pöschl, U. (2018) Air Pollution and Climate Change Effects on Allergies in the Anthropocene: Abundance, Interaction, and Modification of Allergens and Adjuvants. 30. Mainzer Allergie Workshop, March 22-23, 2018, Mainz, Germany.

2017

Schiebel, T., Höhler, K., Hill, T.C.J., Bertram, A.K., Chou, C., DeMott, P.J., Fröhlich-Nowoisky, J., Funk, R., Hiranuma, N., Kandler, K., Linke, C., Mohr, C., Pöschl, U., Pummer, B., Ramisetty, R., Saathoff, H., Shen, X., Si, M., Ullrich, R., Wagner, R., Weber, B., Wong, C.J., Worringen, A., Yordanova, P., Leisner, T., Möhler, O. (2017) Ice Nucleation Activity of Arable Soil Dust Aerosol Particles. 20th International Conference on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols, June 25-30, 2017, Helsinki , Finland.

Howell, A., Tucker, C., McHugh, T., Weber, B., Gill, R., Darrouzet-Nardi, A. (2017) Environmental controls, timing, and rates of CO2 cycling in biological crusted soils on the Colorado Plateau. 14th Biennial Conference of Science & Management on the Colorado Plateau & Southwest Region, September 11-14, 2017. Northern Arizona University, Arizona, USA.

Praß, M., Hrabe de Angelis, I., Lauer, O., Holanda, B., Klimach, T., Ditas, F., Pöhlker, M.L., Weber, B., Ritz, S., Farrell, D., Prospero, J. M., Andreae, M. O., Pöschl, U., Pöhlker, C. (2017) Fluorescence in Situ Hybridisation as molecular genetic analysis method of bioaerosols in ambient air samples. 5th iLEAPS Science Conference, September 11-14, 2017. Oxford, UK.

Rodriguez-Caballero, E., Castro, A.J., Chamizo, S., Quintas-Soriano, C., Garcia-Llorente, M., Cantón, Y., Weber, B. (2017) Biocrusts, a key supplier of key ecosystem services largely unperceived by society. XXI Cryptogamic Botany Symposium 2017. June 20 – 24, Aranjuez, Spain.

Grube, M., Maier, S., Weber, B. (2017) Let’s stay together: symbioses to stabilize alpine soils. 6th International Symposium for Research in Protected Areas 2017. November 2-4, Salzburg, Austria.

Macholdt, D.S., Herrmann, S., Jochum, K.P., Kilcoyne, A.L.D., Laubscher, T., Pfisterer, J., Pöhlker, C., Schwager, B., Weber, B., Weigand, M., Haug, G.H., Domke, K.F., Andreae, M.O. (2017) Black, anthropogenic, manganese-rich crusts on the Freiburg Minster. Goldschmidt Conference 2017, August 13 – 18, Paris, France.

Fröhlich-Nowoisky, J., Kunert, A.T., Scheel, J.F., Yordanova, P., Weber, B., Pöschl, U. (2017) Characterization and quantification of biological ice nuclei. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: Aerosols, Climate and Health, March 27-31, Bad Honnef, Germany.

Reinmuth-Selzle, K., Kampf, C.J., Lucas, K., Lang-Yona, N., Fröhlich-Nowoisky, J., Shiraiwa, M., Lakey, P.S.J., Lai, S., Liu, F., Kunert, A.T., Ziegler, K., Shen, F., Sgarbanti, R., Weber, B., Bellinghausen, I., Saloga, J., Weller, M.G., Duschl, A., Schuppan, D., Pöschl, U. (2017) Air Pollution and Climate Change Effects on the abundance, interaction, and modification of allergens and adjuvants. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: Aerosols, Climate and Health, March 27-31, Bad Honnef, Germany.

Lang-Yona, N., Kunert, A.T., Lehahn, Y., Herut, B., Vogel, L., Kampf, C.J., Bellinghausen, I., Saloga, J., Schink, A., Ziegler, K., Lucas, K., Schuppan, D., Rudich, Y., Pöschl, U., Weber, B., Fröhlich-Nowoisky, J. (submitted) Cyanobacteria link global change and health risks – new insights. WE-Heraeus-Seminar: Aerosols, Climate and Health, March 27-31, Bad Honnef, Germany.

Yordanova, P., Maier, S. Rodriguez-Caballero, E., Ditas, F., Klimach, T., Praß, M., Hrabe de Angelis, I. Blades, E., Pöhlker, M. Maurus, I., Kopper, G., Stevens, B., Prospero, J.M., Pöschl, U., Andreae, M.O., Fröhlich-Nowoisky, J., Pöhlker, C., Weber, B. (2017) Characterization and quantification of bioaerosols in Saharan dust transported across the Atlantic. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 23-28, 2017, Vienna, Austria.

Praß, M., Hrabe de Angelis, I., Holanda, B., Klimach, T., Ditas, F., Pöhlker, M., Weber, B., Ritz, S., Thiele, S., Farrell, D., Stevens, B., Prospero, J. M., Andreae, M. O., Pöschl, U., Pöhlker, C. (2017) Application of Fluorescence in Situ Hybridisation to analyze bioaerosols in the transatlantic transport of Saharan dust. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 23-28, 2017, Vienna, Austria.

Pöhlker, M.L., Klimach, T., Krüger, O.O., Hrabe de Angelis, I., Ditas, F., Praß, M., Holanda, B., Su, H., Weber, B., Pöhlker, C., Farrell, D.A., Stevens, B., Prospero, J.M., Andreae, M.O., Pöschl, U. (2017) Long-term observations of aerosol and cloud condensation nuclei concentrations in Barbados. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 23-28, 2017, Vienna, Austria.

Weber, B., Büdel, B., Belnap, J. (2017) Advances, gaps, and future prospects in biological soil crust research. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 23-28, 2017, Vienna, Austria.

Porada, P., Pöschl, U., Kleidon, A., Beer, C., Weber, B. (2017) Estimating global nitrous oxide emissions by lichens and bryophytes with a process-based productivity model. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 23-28, 2017, Vienna, Austria.

Porada, P., Lenton, T.M., Pohl, A., Weber, B., Mander, L., Donnadieu, Y., Beer, C., Pöschl, U., Kleidon, A. (2017) High potential for weathering and climate effects of non-vascular vegetation in the Late Ordovician. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 23-28, 2017, Vienna, Austria.

Tamm, A., Maier, S., Wu, D., Caesar, J., Hoffman, T., Grube, M., Weber, B. (2017) Photoautotrophic organisms control microbial abundance and diversity in biological soil crusts. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 23-28, 2017, Vienna, Austria.

Yordanova, P., Maier, S., Lang-Yona, N., Tamm, A., Meusel, H., Pöschl, U., Weber, B., Fröhlich-Nowoisky, J. (2017) Ice nucleation properties of atmospheric aerosol particles collected during a field campaign in Cyprus. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 23-28, 2017, Vienna, Austria.

Rodriguez-Caballero, E., Guirado, E., Escribano, P., Reyes, A., Weber, B. (2017) Biocrust spectral response affected by changing climatic conditions. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 23-28, 2017, Vienna, Austria.

Meusel, H., Tamm, A., Wu, D., Kuhn, U., Leifke, A.-L., Weber, B., Su, H., Lelieveld, J., Hoffmann, T., Pöschl, U., Cheng, Y. (2017) Emission of nitrous acid from soil and biological soil crust as a major source of atmospheric HONO on Cyprus. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 23-28, 2017, Vienna, Austria.

Lang-Yona, N., Maier, S., Macholdt, D., Andreae, M.O., Rodriguez-Caballero, E., Pöschl, U., Weber, B. (2017) Biological Communities in Desert Varnish and Potential Implications for Varnish Formation Mechanisms. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 23-28, 2017, Vienna, Austria.

2016

Macholdt, D.S., Pöhlker, C., Jochum, K.P., Förster, J.D., Weber, B., Kilkoyne, A.L.D., Weigand, M., Müller, M., Kappl, M., Scholz, D., Haug, G., Andreae, M.O. (2016): STXM-NEXAFS measurements of rock varnish, investigating element distributions and carbon occurrences in the Mn-rich rock coating. AGU Fall Meeting. December 12-16, 2016, San Francisco, USA.

Weber, B., Büdel, B., Belnap, J. (2016): Biological soil crusts: new findings, knowledge gaps, new directions. BIOCRUST3: 3rd International Workshop on Biological Soil Crusts, September 26 – 30, 2016, Moab, Utah, USA.

Raggio J., Green, T.G.A., Sancho, L.G., Pintado, A., Colesie, C., Weber, B., Büdel, B. (2016): Metabolic activity is strongly linked to environmental factors in biological soil crusts across Europe. BIOCRUST3: 3rd International Workshop on Biological Soil Crusts, September 26 – 30, 2016, Moab, Utah, USA.

Rodriguez-Caballero, E., Escribano, P., Olehowski, C., Chamizo, S., Büdel, B., Hill, J., Cantón, J., Weber, B. (2016) Biocrust mapping methods and their potential applications in Earth sciences. BIOCRUST3: 3rd International Workshop on Biological Soil Crusts, September 26 – 30, 2016, Moab, Utah, USA.

Ruckteschler, N., Williams, L., Büdel, B., Weber, B. (2016): Fulgensia fulgens and Trichostomum crispulum: an unbalanced coexistence. BIOCRUST3: 3rd International Workshop on Biological Soil Crusts, September 26 – 30, 2016, Moab, Utah, USA.

Tamm, A., Wu, D., Ruckteschler, N., Rodríguez-Caballero, E., Steinkamp, J., Meusel, H., Elbert, W., Behrendt, T., Sörgel, M., Cheng, Y., Crutzen, P.J., Su, H., Abed, R.M.M., Pöschl, U., Weber, B. (2016): Biological soil crusts emit large amounts of reactive nitrogen gases affecting the nitrogen cycle in drylands. BIOCRUST3: 3rd International Workshop on Biological Soil Crusts, September 26 – 30, 2016, Moab, Utah, USA.

Ruckteschler, N., Williams, L., Büdel, B., Weber, B. (2016): Fulgensia fulgens and Trichostomum crispulum: an unbalanced coexistence. BIOCRUST3: 3rd International Workshop on Biological Soil Crusts, September 26 – 30, 2016, Moab, Utah, USA.

Tamm, A., Wu, D., Ruckteschler, N., Rodríguez-Caballero, E., Steinkamp, J., Meusel, H., Elbert, W., Behrendt, T., Sörgel, M., Cheng, Y., Crutzen, P.J., Su, H., Abed, R.M.M., Pöschl, U., Weber, B. (2016): Biological soil crusts emit large amounts of reactive nitrogen gases affecting the nitrogen cycle in drylands. BIOCRUST3: 3rd International Workshop on Biological Soil Crusts, September 26 – 30, 2016, Moab, Utah, USA.

Lang-Yona, N., Vogel, L., Weber, B., Pöschl, U., Fröhlich, J. (2016): Cyanobacteria as allergen sources. European Symposium on Aerobiology, July 18-22, 2016, Lyon, France.

Macholdt, D.S., Pöhlker, C., Förster, J.D., Weber, B., Kilkoyne, A.L.D., Weigand, M., Müller, M., Lieberwirth, I., Jochum, K.P., Kappl, M., Haug, G., Andreae, M.O. (2016): STXM-NEXAFS and fs LA-ICP-MS investigations of rock varnish. Goldschmidt Conference 2016, June 26 – July 1, 2016, Yokohama, Japan.

Macholdt, D.S., Pöhlker, C., Förster, J.D., Weber, B., Kilkoyne, A.L.D., Weigand, M., Müller, M., Lieberwirth, I., Jochum, K.P., Kappl, M., Andreae, M.O. (2016): STXM-NEXAFS: applying a new technique which helps to unravel the mystery of rock varnish. 35th International Geological Congress, August 27 – September 4, 2016, Cape Town, South Africa.

Weber, B., Wu, D., Lenhart, K., Tamm, A., Ruckteschler, N., Rodríguez-Caballero, E., Elbert, W., Burrows, S., Clough, T., Steinkamp, J., Meusel, H., Behrendt, T., Büdel, B., Andreae, M.O., Sörgel, M., Cheng, Y., Crutzen, P.J., Keppler, F., Su, H., Pöschl, U., (2016) Identification and quantification of nitrogen cycling processes in cryptogamic covers. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 17-22, 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Ruckteschler, N., Hrabe, I., Zartman, C.E., Arújo, A., Pöschl, U., Manzi, A., Andreae, M.O., Pöhlker, C., Weber, B. (2016): Epiphytic cryptogams as source of bioaerosols and trace gases. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 17-22, 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Wu, D., Sörgel, M., Tamm, A., Ruckteschler, N., Rodríguez-Caballero, E., Cheng, Y., Pöschl, U., Weber, B. (2016) HONO fluxes from soil surfaces: an overview. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 17-22, 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Maier, S., Wedin, M., Fernandez-Brime, S., Crinholm, B., Westberg, M., Weber, B., Grube, M. (2016) Microbiome change by symbiotic invasion in lichens. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 17-22, 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Rodríguez-Caballero, E., Chamizo, S., Román, R., Roncero, B., Weber, B., Jetten, V., Cantón, Y. (2016) Remote sensing and spatially distributed erosion models as a tool to really understand biocrust effects on soil erosion. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 17-22, 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Porada, P., Lenton, T., Pohl, A., Weber, B., Mander, L., Donnadieu, Y., Beer, C., Pöschl, U., Kleidon, A. (2016) High potential for chemical weathering and climate effects of early lichens and bryophytes in the Late Ordovician. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 17-22, 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Rodríguez-Caballero, E., Knerr, T., Büdel, B., Hill, J., Weber, B. (2016) Cryptogamic covers control spectral vegetation indices and their seasonal variation in dryland systems. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 17-22, 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Tamm, A., Wu, D., Ruckteschler, N., Rodríguez-Caballero, E., Steinkamp, J., Meusel, H., Elbert, W., Behrendt, T., Sörgel, M., Cheng, Y., Crutzen, P.J., Su, H., Pöschl, U., Weber, B. (2016) Biological soil crusts emit large amounts of NO and HONO affecting the nitrogen cycle in drylands. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 17-22, 2016, Vienna, Austria.

Lang-Yona, N., Vogel, L., Weber, B., Pöschl, U., Fröhlich-Nowoisky, J. (2016): Newly discovered allergenic cyanobacteria characterization. 28. Mainzer Allergie Workshop, March 17-18, 2016, Mainz, Germany.

2015

Macholdt, D.S., Otter, L.M., Jochum, K.P., Stoll, B., Weis, U., Pöhlker, C., Müller, M., Kappl, M., Weber, B., Kilcoyne, A.L.D., Weigand, M., Al-Amri, A., Andreae, M.O. (2015) Investigation on the relationship between rock varnish and adjacent mineral dust compositions using microanslytical techniques. AGU Fall Meeting. December 14-18, 2015, San Francisco, USA.

Pöhlker, C., Barbosa, H.M.J., Brito, J., Carbone, S., Chi, X., Ditas, F., Kesselmeier, J., Krüger, M.L., Manzi, A.O., Moran, D., Pöschl, U., Ruckteschler, N., Saturno, J., Sörgel, M., Su, H., Walter, D., Wang, Q., Wang, Z., Weber, B., Wolff, S., Yanez-Serrano, A.-M., Artaxo, P., Andreae, M.O. (2015) The Amazon Tall Tower observatory (ATTO) site – Multi-year aerosol observations and scientific key questions. AGU Fall Meeting. December 14-18, 2015, San Francisco, USA.

Steinkamp, J., Weber, B., Werner, C., Hickler, T. (2015): Global terrestrial carbon and nitrogen cycling insensitive to estimates of biological N fixation. AGU Fall Meeting. December 14-18, 2015, San Francisco, USA.

Lang-Yona, N., Lehahn, Y., Herut, B., Vogel, L., Weber, B., Rudich, Y., Pöschl, U., Fröhlich-Nowoisky, J. (2015): New insights on how Global Change and Health Risks are linked through Cyanobacteria. The Annual Conference for Science and the Environment, October 16-18, 2015, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Rodriguez-Caballero, E., Knerr, T., Weber, B. (2015): Do biological soil crusts need to be considered in Dryland monitoring? Ecology at the Interface, September 21-25, 2015, Rome, Italy.

Rodríguez-Caballero, E., Chamizo, S., Castro, A., Quintas-Soriano, C., Garcia-Llorente, M., Canton, Y., Weber, B. (2015): The effect of biocrusts on ecosystem services and their importance for Dryland management. Ecology at the Interface, September 21-25, 2015, Rome, Italy.

Weber, B., Lenhart, K., Elbert, W., Tamm, A., Ruckteschler, N., Wu, D., Rodriguez-Caballero, E., Burrows, S., Clough, T., Steinkamp, J., Büdel, B., Andreae, M.O., Keppler, F., Pöschl, U. (2015): Role of cryptogamic covers in terrestrial nitrogen cycling. Botanikertagung 2015, Aug. 30 – Sept. 3, 2015, München, Germany.

Otter, L.M., Macholdt, D.S., Jochum, K.P., Stoll, B., Weis, U., Weber, B., Scholz, D., Al-Amri, A., Andreae, M.O. (2015): Desert varnish and dust: Nano- and femtosecond LA-ICP-MS studies of major and trace elements. Goldschmidt Conference 2015, August 16-21, 2015, Prague, Czech Republic.

Macholdt, D., Jochum, K.P., Stoll, B., Weis, U., Otter, L., Pöhlker, C., Weber, B., Müller, M., Kappl, M., Digregorio, B.E., Al-Amri, A., Andreae, M.O. (2015): Microanalytical investigations of rock varnish from different regions. Goldschmidt Conference 2015, August 16-21, 2015, Prague, Czech Republic.

Jochum, K.P., Macholdt, D., Otter, L., Pöhlker, C., Weber, B., Stoll, B., Weis, U., Al-Amri, A., Müller, M., Kappl, M., Andreae, M.O. (2015): Highly resolved Mn/Fe microanalyses in desert varnish for paleoclimate reconstruction. Goldschmidt Conference 2015, August 16-21, 2015, Prague, Czech Republic.

Moran-Zuloaga, D., Saturno, J., Ditas, F., Chi, X., Krüger, M., Hrabe de Angelis, I., Weber, B., Wolff, S., Artaxo, P., Pöhlker, C., Andreae, M.O. (2015): A one-year study on coarse mode aerosol cycling in the Amazonian rainforest. European Aerosol Conference, September 6-11, 2015, Milan, Italy.

Ruckteschler, N., Zartman, C., Manzi, A., Andreae, M.O., Pöschl, U., Pöhlker, C., Weber, B. (2015): The epiphytic cryptogams‘ role as source of bioaerosols and trace gases. GoAmazon2014/5 Science Conference, May 18-20, 2015, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.

Pöhlker, C., Chi, X., Ditas, F., Moran, D., Saturno, J., Krüger, M., Brito, J., Carbone, S., Wolff, S., Walter, D., Ruckteschler, N., Förster, J.-D., Ribeiro, A.C., Wang, Q., Wang, Z., Su, H., Weber, B., Barbosa, H., Pöschl, U., Artaxo, P., Andreae, M.O. (2015): Aerosol studies at the remote ATTO site during GOAmazon: Data overview and focal points of analysis. GoAmazon2014/5 Science Conference, May 18-20, 2015, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.

Weber, B., Berkemeier, T., Ruckteschler, N., Caesar, J., Ritter, H., Heintz, H., Brass, H. (2015): Development, calibration, and performance of a novel biocrust wetness probe (BWP) measuring the water content of biological soil crusts and surface soils. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 12-17, 2015, Vienna, Austria.

Rodriguez-Caballero, E., Escribano, P., Olehowski, C., Chamizo, S., Cantón, Y., Weber, B. (2015): Transferability of multi- and hyperspectral biocrust mapping indices. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 12-17, 2015, Vienna, Austria.

Ruckteschler, N., Williams, L., Weber, B. (2015): Lichen-moss interactions within biological soil crusts. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 12-17, 2015, Vienna, Austria.

Steinkamp, J., Weber, B., Werner, C., Hickler, T. (2015): Uncertainties of Nitrogen Fixation in a Dynamic Global Vegetation Model. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 12-17, 2015, Vienna, Austria.

Williams, L., Zheng, L., Maier, S., Weber, B., Büdel, B. (2015): Rehabilitation of European Biological Soil Crusts – The SCIN project. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, April 12-17, 2015, Vienna, Austria.

Ruckteschler, N., Hrabe, I., Pöschl, U., Andreae, M. O., Pöhlker, C., Weber, B. (2015): Cryptogamic covers in the Amazonian rain forest and their release of bioaerosol particles and trace gases into the atmosphere. 2nd PhD conference on Earth System Science, March 24-27, 2015, MPIP, Mainz, Germany.

2014

Macholdt, D., Andreae, M.O., Jochum, K.P., Kappi, M., Kilcoyne, A.L.D., Müller, M., Pöhlker, C., Stoll, B., Weber, B., Weigand, M., Weis, U. (2014): Combining fs LA-ICP-MS, FIB and STXM-NEXAFS Methods for in-situ High-Spatial-Resolution Rock Varnish Analyses at the nm to µm Scale. AGU Fall Meeting, 15-19 December 2014, San Francisco, USA.

Andreae, M.O., Al-Amri, A., Jochum, K.P., Kappi, M., Kilcoyne, A.L.D., Macholdt, D., Müller, M., Pöhlker, C., Weber, B., Weigand, M. (2014): Searching for life in Death Valley – microchemical investigations on desert varnish. AGU Fall Meeting, 15-19 December 2014, San Francisco, USA.

Macholdt, D., Jochum, K.P., Stoll, B., Weis, U., Weber, B., Pöhlker, C., Andreae, M.O. (2014): Rock Varnish from Different Locations: An Insight into the Genesis Using in situ Analytical Methods. Goldschmidt Conference 2014; California, USA.

Weber, B., Porada, P., Elbert, W. , Burrows, S., Caesar, J., Steinkamp, J., Tamm, A., Andreae, M.O., Büdel, B., Kleidon, A., Pöschl, U. (2014): Effects of cryptogamic covers on the global carbon and nitrogen balance as investigated by different approaches. European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria.

2013

Weber, B. (2013): Cryptogamic covers: a forgotten component of the global carbon and nitrogen cycle? 43rd Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, September 9-13, 2013, Potsdam, Germany, p. 252.

Weber, B. (2013): Long-term net primary production of different types of biological soil crusts and their individual components. 2nd International Workshop on Biological Soil Crusts: “Biological Soil Crusts in a Changing World”, June 10-13, 2013, Madrid, Spain, p. 36.

Büdel, B., Weber, B., Colesie, C., Williams, L., Schneider, K., Schröter, B., Green, T.G.A., Sancho, L.G., Pintado, A., Lázaro-Suau, R., Raggio, J., Grube, M., Maier, S., Türk, R., Zheng, L., Ruprecht, U., Wedin, M., Westberg, M. (2013): Soil Crust International (SCIN) – an international European program of biological soil crust research. 2nd International Workshop on Biological Soil Crusts: “Biological Soil Crusts in a Changing World”, June 10-13, 2013, Madrid, Spain, p. 35.

Raggio, J., Pintado, A., Sancho, L.G., Büdel, B., Colesie, C., Weber, B., Green, T.G.A. (2013): Continuous gas exchange, chlorophyll fluorescence and microclimate monitoring in a natural soil crust habitat in Tabernas badlands, Almería, Spain: Going towards a model to understand productivity. 2nd International Workshop on Biological Soil Crusts: “Biological Soil Crusts in a Changing World”, June 10-13, 2013, Madrid, Spain, p. 37.

2012

Weber, B. (2012): Classification of Biological Soil Crusts by Means of Hyperspectral Remote Sensing Imagery. 4th International Conference on Drylands, Deserts, and Desertification, November 12-15, 2012, Sede Boqer, Israel.

Weber, B. (2012): Cryptogamic covers: a forgotten component of the global carbon and nitrogen cycle? Ecological Society of America (ESA), 97th Annual Meeting, August 5-10, 2012, Portland, Oregon, USA.

2011

Weber, B. (2011): Ecophysiological analysis of distribution patterns of moss-dominated soil crusts. 41st Annual Meeting Gesellschaft für Ökologie, September 5-9, 2011, Oldenburg, Germany. Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg.

2010

Weber, B. & Büdel, B. (2010): Biological Soil Crusts: response to short- and long-term disturbance and their global relevance. 40th Anniversary Converence Gesellschaft für Ökologie, August 30 to September 3 2010, Gießen, Germany. Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, p. 102.

Dojani, S., Büdel, B., Deutschewitz, K. & Weber, B. (2010): Rapid succession of Bio­lo­gical Soil Crusts after experimental disturbance in the Succulent Karoo, South Afri­ca. In: Biological Soil Crusts in Ecosystems: Their Diversity, Ecology, and Mana­ge­ment, August 22-25, 2010, Zellingen-Retzbach, Germany. TU Kaiserslautern, p. 28.

Before 2010

Kunz, N.S. & Weber, B. (2009): The legacy of termites – How ancient termite nests influence today’s vegetation in South Africa. In: Joint Meeting of the Society for Tropical Ecology & the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, July 27 – 30, 2009, Marburg, Germany. Philipps University, Marburg, p. 331.

Elbert, W., Weber, B., Büdel, B., Andreae, M.O. & Pöschl, U. (2009): Microbiotic crusts on soil, rock and plants: neglected major players in the global cycles of carbon and nitrogen. Biogeosciences Discussion 6: 6983-7015.

Weber, B., Deutschewitz, K., Olehowski, C., Knerr, T., Hill, J. & Büdel, B. (2007): Klassifikation und Monitoring Biologischer Bodenkrusten (BSCs) anhand hyperspektraler Fernerkundungsdaten. In: Strobl, J., Blaschke, T. & Griesebner, G. (eds.): Angewandte Geoinformatik 2007. Beiträge zum 19. AGIT-Symposium Salzburg. Wichmann, Heidelberg, pp. 850-851.

Lieckfeld, L., Oldeland, J., Weber, B., Schultz, C., Müller, A. & Schmidt, M. (2006): Use of hyperspectral data to assess the effects of different land use strategies on vegetation types in savannahs in Central Namibia. ESA Workshop Proceedings of the fourth CHRIS/Proba Workshop, September 19-21, 2006, Esrin Frascati, Italy.

Berger, J., Büdel, B., Lakatos, M., Laube, S., Weber, B. & Wirth, R. (eds., 2006)  Connecting microbes, plants, animals, and human impact. 19th annual conference of the Society for Tropical Ecology (GTÖ). University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Loris, K., Deutschewitz, K., Dojani, S., Pfiz, M., Reisser, W., Salisch, M., Weber, B., Wessels, D.C.J. & Büdel, B. (2005) Biological Soil Crusts (BSCs): biodiversity, functional diversity, their environmental determinants and role in the ecosystem. Biodiversity and Global Change Status Report 2005: pp. 101-102.

Weber, B., Deutschewitz, K., Knerr, T., Dojani, S. & Büdel, B. (2005): Remote Sensing Techniques for long-term Monitoring of Biological Soil Crusts (BSCs) – A spectral Characterization. Proceedings of the International Conference on Remote Sensing and Geoinformation Processing in the Assessment and Monitoring of Land Degradation and Desertification, September 7-9, 2005, Trier.

Weber, B., Deutschewitz, K., Schultz, C., Dojani, S. & Büdel, B. (2005): Development and Implementation of Remote Sensing Techniques for long-term Monitoring of Biological Soil Crusts (BSCs) – Utilization of CHRIS Proba Data for Upscaling and Classification. ESA (Special Publication) SP-593: Proceedings of the third CHRIS/Proba Workshop.

Hörsch, B.; Schultz, C.; Vogel, M.; Hanatschek, R.; Petersen, A.; Gröngröft, A.; Görke, C.; Uhlmann, E.; Büdel, B.; Weber, B.; Loris, K., Akhtar-Schuster, M.; Wolkenhauer, C.; Vohland, K.; Hoffmann, A.; Falk, T.; Kirk, M.; Schneiderat, U.; Bock, B.; Kellar, N.; Hewitson, B.; Hagemann, S.; Jakob, D. (2004): Remote sensing and GIS based monitoring for modelling of biodiversity change. In: Beck, E., Berendsohn, W.G., Boutros, M., Denich, M., Henle, K., Jürgens, N., Kirk, M., Wolters, V. (eds.) Sustainable use and conservation of biological diversity. A challenge for society. Proceedings of the International Symposium Berlin, 1-4 December 2003, Berlin, pp. 135-137.

Büdel, B.; Deutschewitz, K; Dojani, S.; Hörsch, B.; Loris, K.; Rambold, G.; Reisser, W.; Salisch, M.; Schultz, C.; Weber, B.; Wirth, V.; Zedda, L. (2004): Biodiversity and ecology of biological soil crusts (BSCs): from the micro-scale to the ecosystem scale. In: Beck, E., Berendsohn, W.G., Boutros, M., Denich, M., Henle, K., Jürgens, N., Kirk, M., Wolters, V. (eds.) Sustainable use and conservation of biological diversity. A challenge for society. Proceedings of the International Symposium Berlin, 1-4 December 2003, Berlin, pp. 142-144.

Weber, B., Siber, R., Büdel, B. & Rambold, G. (2002): Datenhaltung, Analyse und Darstellung der Biodiversität und Verbreitungsmuster biologischer Bodenkrusten anhand GIS. In: Strobl, J., Blaschke, T. & Griesebner, G. (eds.): Angewandte Geographische Informationsverarbeitung XIV. Wichmann, Heidelberg, pp. 595-600.