Institute of


Dr. Lionel Hertzog

Dr. Lionel  Hertzog
Bundesallee 68
38116 Braunschweig
+49 531 596 2712
+49 531 596 2599

Research interests

  • statistical analyses of Biodiversity and Ecosystem functioning data
  • multitrophic interactions in forests and grasslands
  • spatial ecology

Short Curriculum Vitae

  • since 10.2019: Scientist at Thünen-Institute of Biodiversity
  • 04.2017 – 09.2019: PostDoc at Ghent University
  • 07.2014 – 01.2017: PhD student at Technical University of Munich


  • Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfÖ)

Selected publications

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Hertzog, L. R., Boonyarittichaikij, R., Dekeukeleire, D., de Groote, S. R., van Schrojenstein Lantman, I. M., Sercu, B. K., ... & Martel, A. (2019). Forest fragmentation modulates effects of tree species richness and composition on ecosystem multifunctionality. Ecology, 100(4), e02653.

Engel, J., Hertzog, L., Tiede, J., Wagg, C., Ebeling, A., Briesen, H., & Weisser, W. W. (2017). Pitfall trap sampling bias depends on body mass, temperature, and trap number: insights from an individual‐based model. Ecosphere, 8(4), e01790.

Meyer, S. T., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Hertzog, L., Hillebrand, H., Milcu, A., ... & De Luca, E. (2016). Effects of biodiversity strengthen over time as ecosystem functioning declines at low and increases at high biodiversity. Ecosphere, 7(12), e01619.

Hertzog, L. R., Meyer, S. T., Weisser, W. W., & Ebeling, A. (2016). Experimental manipulation of grassland plant diversity induces complex shifts in aboveground arthropod diversity. PloS one, 11(2), e0148768.

Hertzog, L. R., Besnard, A., & Jay‐Robert, P. (2014). Field validation shows bias‐corrected pseudo‐absence selection is the best method for predictive species‐distribution modelling. Diversity and distributions, 20(12), 1403-1413.