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    Pena-Ponton C, Diez-Rodriguez B, Perez-Bello P, Becker B, McIntyre LM, van der Putten WH, De Paoli E, Heer K, Opgenoorth L, Verhoeven KJF (2024) High-resolution methylome analysis uncovers stress-responsive genomic hotspots and drought-sensitive TE superfamilies in the clonal Lombardy poplar. Accepted Experimental Journal of Botany


    Sekely J, Marchelli P, Arana V, Dauphin B, Mattera MG, Pastorino M, Scotti I, Soliani C, Heer K, Opgenoorth L (2024). Genomic responses to climate: Understanding local adaptation in the Andean tree species Nothofagus pumilio and implications for a changing world. Accepted in Plants People Planet


    Thiel SGottstein M, Heymann EW, Kroszewski JLieker N, Shahuano Tello N, Tschapka M, Junker RR, Heer K (2024) Vertically stratified interactions of nectarivores and nectar-inhabiting bacteria in a liana flowering across forest strata. Accepted in American Journal of Botany




      Gottstein M, Morris AL, Heer K, Heymann EW (2023) Feeding ecology of monk sakis (Pithecia monachus) in a seasonally flooded forest in western Amazonia. Primates, Volume 64, pages 527–537. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10329-023-01074-9


      Thiel S, Willems F, Farwig N, Schabo D, Schleuning M, Shahuano Tello N, Töpfer T, Tschapka M, Heymann EW, Heer K (2023). Vertically stratified frugivore community composition and interaction frequency in a liana fruiting across forest strata. Biotropica. https://doi.org/10.1111/btp.13216




        Heymann EW, Thiel S, Paciência F, Rimachi Taricuarima MN, Zárate Gómez R, Shahuano Tello N, Heer K, Sennhenn-Reulen H, Mundry R. 2022Non-random host tree infestation by the Neotropical liana Marcgravia longifoliaPeerJ 10:e14535 


        Zacharias M, Pampuch, Dauphin B, Opgenoorth L, Roland C,  Schnittler M, Wilmking M, Bog M, Heer K (2022) Genetic basis of growth reaction to drought stress differs in contrasting high-latitude treeline ecotones of a widespread conifer. Molecular Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.16648


        Mishra B, Ulaszewski B, Meger J, Aury JM, Bodénès C, Lesur-Kupin I, Pfenninger M, Da Silva C, Gupta DK, Guichoux E, Heer K, Lalanne C, Labadie K, Opgenoorth L, Ploch S, Le Provost G, Salse J, Scotti I, Wötzel S, Plomion C, Burczyk J, Thines (2022) A chromosome-level genome assembly of the European beech (Fagus sylvatica) reveals anomalies for organelle DNA integration, repeat content and distribution of SNPs. Frontiers in Genetics 12, 691058, doi: 10.3389/fgene.2021.691058


        Neophytou C, Heer K, Milesi P, Peter M, Pyhäjärvi T, Westergren M, Rellstab C, Gugerli F (2022). Genomics and adaptation in forest ecosystems. Tree Genetics & Genomes, 18(2), 1-7. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11295-022-01542-1




          Ramirez-Valiente J, Solé-Medina A, Pyhäjärvi T, Savolainen O, Heer K, Opgenoorth L, Danusevicius D, Robledo-Arnuncio JJ (2022) Adaptive responses to temperature and precipitation variation at the early-life stages of Pinus sylvestris. New Phytologist 232 (4), 1632-1647. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17678


          Zacharias M, Pampuch T, Heer K, Avanzi C, Würth DG, Trouillier M, Bog M, Wilmking M, Schnittler M (2021) Population structure and the influence of microenvironment and genetic similarity on individual growth at Alaskan white spruce treelines. STOTEN, 798, 149267https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.149267


          Major E, Höhn M, Avanzi C, Fady B, Heer K, Opgenoorth L, Piotti A, Popescu  F, Postolache D, Vendramin GG, Csilléry K (2021) Spatial genetic structure at local and global scales across the species range in silver fir (Abies alba Mill.). Molecular Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.16107


          Can SN, Nunn A, Galanti D, Langenberger D, Becker C, Volmer K, Heer K, Opgenoorth L, Fernandez-Pozo N, Rensing S (2021) The EpiDiverse plant Epigenome-Wide Association Studies (EWAS) pipeline. Epigenomes 5(2), 12. https://doi.org/10.3390/epigenomes5020012


          Estravis-Barcala M, Heer K, Marchelli P, Ziegenhagen B, Arana MV, Bellora N. (2021) Deciphering the transcriptomic regulation of heat stress responses in Nothofagus pumilio. PLoS ONE 16(3): e0246615. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0246615


          Opgenoorth L, Dauphin B, Benavides R, Heer K, Alizoti P, Martínez-Sancho E, [108 authors in alphabetical order], Fady B, Myking T, Valladares F, Aravanopoulos F, Cavers S. (2021) The GenTree-Platform: linking phenotypes, tree-level environmental data, and genotypes in twelve major European forest tree species. GigaScience 10(3). giab010. https://doi.org/10.1093/gigascience/giab010


          Thiel S, Tschapka M, Heymann EW*, Heer K* (2021) Vertical stratification of frugivorous vertebrate communities and their interactions with plants in tropical forests. Biological Reviews 96(2) 454-469https://doi.org/10.1111/brv.12664


          Benavides R, Carvalho B, Bastias CC, López-Quiroga D, Mas A, Cavers S [93 authors in alphabethical order, including Heer K], Fady B, Valladares F (2021) The GenTree Leaf Collection: inter- and intraspecific leaf variation in seven forest tree species in Europe. Global Ecology and Biogeography 30(3) 590-597https://doi.org/10.1111/geb.13239


          Ramirez-Valiente J, Solé-Medina A, Pyhäjärvi T, Savolainen O, Cervantes S, Kesalahti R, Kujala S, Kumpula T, Heer K, Opgenoorth L, Siebertz J, Danusevicius D, Notivol E, Benavides R, Robledo-Arnuncio JJ (2021) Adaptive responses to climate variation at the early stages in Pinus sylvestris. New Phytologist 229(5) 3009-3025https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.17029




            Barthel D, Schuler H, Galli J, Borruso L, Geier J, Heer K, Burckhardt D, Janik K (2020) Identification of plant DNA in adults of the phytoplasma vector Cacopsylla picta helps understanding its feeding behavior. Insects 11(12), 835.  https://doi.org/10.3390/insects11120835


            Solé-Medina A, Heer K, Opgenoorth L, Kaldewey P, Danusevicius D, Notivol E, Robledo-Arnuncio JJ, Ramírez-Valiente JA (2020). Genetic variation in early fitness traits across European populations of silver birch (Betula pendula). AOB Plants Journal, 12(3), plaa019. https://doi.org/10.1093/aobpla/plaa019


            Avanzi C, Heer K, Büntgen U, Labriola M, Leonardi S, Opgenoorth L, Piermattei A, Urbinati C, Vendramin GG, Piotti A (2020). Individual reproductive success in Norway spruce natural populations depends on growth rate, age and sensitivity to temperature. Heredity, 124(4), 685-698. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41437-020-0305-0


            Martínez-Sancho E, Slámová L, Morganti S, Grefen C, Carvalho B, Dauphin B, Rellstab C, Gugerli F, Opgenoorth L, Heer K, Knutzen F, von Arx G, Valladares F, Cavers C, Bruno Fady [54 authors on alphabethical order] Fonti P (2020) The GenTree Dendroecological Collection, tree-ring and wood density data from seven tree species across Europe. Sci Data, 7(1), 1-7. doi:10.1038/s41597-019-0340-y


            Estravis-Barcala M, Mattera MG, Soliani S, Bellora N, Opgenoorth L, Heer K, Arana MV (2020) Molecular bases of responses to abiotic stress in trees. Journal of Experimental Botany, 71(13), 3765-3779.  https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erz532




                Heymann EW, Culot L, Knogge C, Smith AC, Tirado Herrera ER, Stojan-Dolar M, Lledo Ferrer Y, Petra Kubisch, Kupsch D, Slana D, Koopmann ML, Ziegenhagen B, Bialozy R, Mengel C, Hambuckers J, Heer K (2019) Small Neotropical primates promote the natural regeneration of anthropogenically disturbed areas. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 1-9. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-46683-x.


                Gelmi-Candusso TA, Slana D, Zarata-Gomez R, Heymann EW, Heer K. (2019) Estimating seed dispersal distance: a comparison of methods using animal movement and plant genetic data. Ecology and Evolution, 9(16), 8965-8977. https ://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.5422


                Mosca E, Cruz F, Gómez-Garrido J, Bianco L, Rellstab C, Brodbeck S, Csilléry K, Fady B, Fladung M, Fussi B, Gömöry D, González-Martínez SC, Grivet D, Gut M, Hansen OK, Heer K, Kaya Z, Krutovsky KV, Kersten B, Liepelt S, Opgenoorth L, Sperisen C, Ullrich KK, Vendramin GG, Westergren M, Ziegenhagen B, Alioto T, Gugerli F, Heinze B, Höhn M, Troggio M, Neale, DB (2019) A reference genome sequence for the european silver fir (Abies alba Mill.): a community-generated genomic resource. G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 9(7), 2039-49. https://doi.org/10.1534/g3.119.400083


                Avanzi C, Piermattei A, Piotti A, Buntgen U, Heer K, Opgenoorth L, Spanu I, Urbinati C, Vendramin GG, Leonardi S (2019) Disentangling the effects of spatial proximity and genetic similarity on in situ growth performances of Picea abies. Science of the Total Environment. Science of the Total Environment, 650(1), 493-504. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.348



                Ammer C, Fichtner A, Fischer A, Gossner MM, Meyer P, Seidl R, Thomas FM, Annighöfer P, Kreyling J, Ohse B, Berger U, Feldmann E,  Häberle KH, Heer K, Heinrichs S, Huth F, Krämer-Klement K, Mölder A, Mund M, Opgenoorth L, Schall P, Scherer-Lorenzen M, Seidel D, Vogt J, Wagner S (2018) Key ecological research questions for Central European forests. Basic and Applied Ecology, 31, 3-25. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.baae.2018.07.006


                Heer K*, Ullrich KK*, Hiss M, Liepelt S, Schulze-Brüning R, Zhou J, Opgenoorth L Rensing SA (2018) Detection of somatic epigenetic variation in Norway spruce via targeted bisulfite sequencing. Ecology and Evolution, 8(19), 9672-9682.  https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4374


                Heer K*, Behringer D*, Piermattei A, Bässler C, Brandl R, Fady B, Jehl, H, Liepelt S, Lorch S, Piotti A, Vendramin GG, Weller M, Ziegenhagen B, Büntgen U, Opgenoorth L (2018) Linking dendroecology and association genetics in natural populations: Stress responses archived in tree rings associate with SNP genotypes in Abies alba (Mill.) Molecular Ecology, 27(6), 1428-1438. doi:


                Heer K, Mounger J, Boquete MT, Richards CL, Opgenoorth L (2018) The diversifying field of plant epigenetics. New Phytologist, 217(3), 988–992. doi: 10.1111/nph.14985



                Gelmi-Cardusso TA, Heymann EW, Heer K (2017) Effects of zoochory on the spatial genetic structure of plant populations. Molecular Ecology, 26(21), 5896-5910. doi: 10.1111/mec.14351


                Torroba-Balmori P, Budde KB, Heer K, González-Martínez SC, Olsson S, Scotti-Saintagne C, Casalis M, Sonké B, Dick CW, Heuertz M. (2017) Altitudinal gradients, biogeographic history and microhabitat adaptation affect fine-scale spatial genetic structure in African and Neotropical populations of an ancient tropical tree species. PLoS ONE 12(8): e0182515. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0182515


                Richards CL, Alonso C, Becker C, Bossdorf O, Bucher E, Colome-Tatche M, Durka W, Engelhardt J, Gaspar B, Gogol-Döring A, Grosse I, Gurp TP van, Heer K, Kronholm I, Lampei C, Latzel V, Mirouze M, Opgenoorth L, Paun O, Prohaska S, Rensing SA, Stadler P, Trucchi E, Ullrich K, Verhoeven KJF (2017) Ecological plant epigenetics: Evidence from model and non-model species, and the way forward. Ecology Letters 20: 1576–1590. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12858


                Villalobos-Chaves D, Spínola-Parallada M, Heer K, Kalko EKV, Rodríguez-Herrera B (2017) Implications of a specialized diet on the foraging behavior of the Honduran white bat Ectophylla alba. Journal of Mammalogy, 98(4), 1193-1201. doi:https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyx044

                2016 and before


                Heer K*, Ullrich KK*, Liepelt S, Rensing SA, Zhou J, Ziegenhagen B, Opgenoorth L (2016) Detection of SNPs based on transcriptome sequencing in Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst). Conservation Genetics Resources, 8(2), 105-107. doi: 10.1007/s12686-016-0520-4


                Heer K, Kalko EKV, Albrecht L, García-Villacorta, R, Staeps FC, Herre EA, & Dick CW (2015). Spatial Scales of Genetic Structure in Free-Standing and Strangler Figs (Ficus, Moraceae) Inhabiting Neotropical Forests. PloS ONE, 10(7), e0133581. doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0133581


                Heer K*, Helbig-Bonitz M*, Fernandes RG, Mello, MAR, Kalko EKV (2015) Effects of land use on bat diversity in a complex plantation-forest landscape in northeastern Brazil. Journal of Mammalogy, 96(4), 720-731. doi: https://doi.org/10.1093/jmammal/gyv068


                Heer K, Machado CA, Himler AG, et al. (2012) Anonymous and EST-based Microsatellite DNA markers that transfer broadly across the fig tree genus (Ficus L. Moraceae). American Journal of Botany 99, e330-e333. doi: 


                Heer K, Albrecht L, Kalko EKV (2010) Effects of ingestion by neotropical bats on germination parameters of native free-standing and strangler figs (Ficus sp., Moraceae). Oecologia 163, 425-436. doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00442-010-1600-x

                * authors with equal contributions

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