Publications 2011:

dot Giese M, Brueck H, Gao YZ, Lin S, Steffens M, Kögel-Knabner I, Glindemann T, Susenbeth A, Taube F, Butterbach-Bahl K, Zheng X, Hoffmann C, Han XG (2012). Nitrogen balance and cycling of Inner Mongolia typical steppe – a case study of grazing effects. Ecological Monographs (under review).

Gao YZ, Chen Q, Lin S, Giese M, Brueck, H (2011) Resource manipulation effects on net primary production, biomass allocation and rain-use efficiency of two semiarid grassland sites in Inner Mongolia, China. Oecologia 165, 855-864.

dot Giese M, Gao YZ, Lin S, Brueck H (2011) Nitrogen availability in a grazed semi-arid grassland is dominated by seasonal rainfall. Plant Soil 340, 157-167
dot Kölbl A, Steffens M, Wiesmeier M, Hoffmann C, Funk R, Krümmelbein J, Reszkowska A, Zhao Y, Peth S, Horn R, Giese M, Kögel-Knabner I (2011) Grazing changes topography-controlled topsoil properties and their interaction on different spatial scales in a semi-arid grassland of Inner Mongolia, P.R. China. Plant Soil 340, 35-58
dot Schneider K , Leopold U , Gerschlauer F, Barthold F, Giese M, Steffens M, Hoffmann C, Frede HG, Breuer L (2011) Spatial and temporal variation of soil moisture in dependence of multiple environmental parameters in semi-arid grasslands. Plant Soil 340, 73-88.


dot Zhao Y, Peth S, Hallett P, Wang X, Giese M, Gao Y, Horn R (2010) Factors controlling the spatial patterns of soil moisture in a grazed semi-arid steppe investigated by multivariate geostatistics. Ecohydrology DOI: 10.1002/eco.121
dot Brueck H, Erdle K, Gao Y, Giese M, Zhao Y, Peth S, Lin S (2010) Effects of N and water supply on water use-efficiency of a semiarid grassland in Inner Mongolia. Plant and Soil 328, 495-505.
dot Giese M, Gao YZ, Zhao Y, Pan  Q, Lin S, Peth S and Brueck H (2009) Effects of grazing and rainfall variability on root and shoot decomposition in a semi-arid grassland. J. Applied Soil Ecology 41, 8-18.
dot Steffens M, Kölbl A, Giese M, Hoffmann C, Totsche KU and Kögl-Knabner I (2009) Spatial variability of topsoil and vegetation in grazed steppe ecosystem. J Plant Nutr. Soil Sci., 172, 78-90.
dot Gao YZ, Giese M, Han G, Wang DL, Zhou ZY, Brueck H, Lin S, Taube F. (2008) Land use and drought interactively affect interspecific competition and species diversity at the local scale in a semiarid steppe ecosystem. Ecological Research 24, 627-635.
dot Gong X, Brueck H, Giese M, Zhang L and Lin S (2008) Slope aspect has effects on productivity and species composition of hilly grassland in the Xilin River Basin, Inner Mongolia, China. J. Arid Environments 72, 483-493.
dot Holst J, Liu C, Yao Z, Brüggemann N, Zheng X, Giese M and Butterbach-Bahl K (2008) Fluxes of nitrous oxide, methane and carbon dioxide during freezing-thawing cycles in an Inner Mongolian steppe. Plant and Soil 309, 105-117.

Gao YZ, Giese M, Lin S and Brueck H (2008) Belowground net primary productivity and biomass allocation is affected by grazing intensity. Plant and Soil 307, 41-50.

dot Giese M. 2007. Nitrogen dynamics as affected by grazing in semi-arid grasslands of Inner Mongolia. Dissertation, 151 p.
dot Gao YZ, Wang SP, Wang DL, Zhang J, Wan HY. Community productivity and species diversity after four years. Proceeding of the 3rd Korea-China-Japan Joint Symposium on Grassland Agriculture and Livestock Production. 200-201.
dot Gao YZ, Wang SP, Yang YN, Wang DL, Zhang J. The dynamics of major species during the first four years. Proceeding of the 3rd Korea-China-Japan Joint Symposium on Grassland Agriculture and Livestock Production. 202-203.
dot Fan L, Gao YZ, Brueck H, Bernhofer Ch. 2009. Investigating relationship between NDVI and LAI in semi-arid grassland in Inner Mongolia using in-situ measurements. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 95: 151-156.
dot Gao YZ, Giese M, Lin S, Taube F, Brueck H, Han XG. 2008b. Grazing and drought interactively influence total plant density. IGC-IRC Congress, Volume I, P496. Guangzhou: Guangdong People’s Publishing House.
dot Zhao Y, Peth S, Krümmelbein J, Ketzer B, Gao YZ, Peng XH, Bernhofer C, Horn R. 2010. Modelling grazing effects on coupled water and heat fluxes in Inner Mongolia grassland, Soil & Tillage Research. Doi: 10.1016/j.still. 2010.04.005