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Wolfgang Wilcke

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wilcke

Research, Teaching, Head of the group
Group: Soil
Room: 703.1/1 in Geb. 10.50
Phone: +49 721 608-41621
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Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie
Reinhard-Baumeister-Platz 1
76131 Karlsruhe

Wolfgang Wilcke

Professor of Geomorphology and Soil Science


  • Soil biogeochemistry
  • Ecosystem research
  • Pollutant dynamics

Curriculum Vitae

Professional experience

Since 2014 Professor of Geomorphology and Soil Science, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
2009-2014 Professor of Soil Science, University of Berne, Switzerland
2005-2009 Professor of Soil Geography/Soil Science, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
2000-2005 Heisenberg Scholar at the University of Bayreuth and the Berlin University of Technology
1995-2000 Postdoc at the Universities of Bayreuth and Hohenheim
1993-1995 Doctoral student at the University of Bayreuth and the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus


1999 Habilitation in Soil Science, University of Bayreuth
1995 Dr. rer. nat., University of Bayreuth
1993 Diplom (corresponds to M.Sc.) in Geoecology, University of Bayreuth
1988 - 1993 Studies of Geoecology, University of Bayreuth

Community Service

Member of the editorial boards of Geoderma and Plant and Soil.

List of Publications


Contributions in peer-reviewed journals
2019Bandowe, B. A. M., Leimer, S., Meusel, H., Velescu, A., Dassen, S., Eisenhauer, N., Hoffmann, T., Oelmann, Y., Wilcke, W. (2019): Plant diversity enhances the natural attenuation of polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAHs and oxygenated PAHs) in grassland soils. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 129, pp. 60–70. 10.1016/j.soilbio.2018.10.017

Fischer, C., Leimer, S., Roscher, C., Ravenek, J., de Kroon, H., Kreutziger, Y., Baade, J., Beßler, H., Eisenhauer, N., Weigelt, A., Mommer, L., Lange, M., Gleixner, G., Wilcke, W., Schröder, B., Hildebrandt, A. (2019): Plant species richness and functional groups have different effects on soil water content in a decade‐long grassland experiment. Journal of Ecology 107, pp. 127–141. 10.1111/1365-2745.13046

2018Bandowe, B. A. M., Bigalke, M., Kobza, J., Wilcke, W. (2018): Sources and fate of polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAHs, oxygenated PAHs and azaarenes) in forest soil profiles opposite of an aluminium plant. Science of the Total Environment 630, pp. 83–95. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.02.109

Henne, P. D., Bigalke, M., Büntgen, U., Colombaroli, D., Conedera, M., Feller, U., Frank, D., Fuhrer, J., Grosjean, M., Heiri, O., Luterbacher, J., Mestrot, A., Rigling, A., Rössler, O., rohr, C., Rutishauser, T., Schwikowski, M., Stampfli, A., Szidat, S., Theurillat, J., Weingartner, R., Wilcke, W., Tinner, W. (2018): An empirical perspective for understanding climate change impacts in Switzerland. Reg. Environ. Change 18(1), pp. 205–221. 10.1007/s10113-017-1182-9

Imseng, M., Wiggenhauser, M., Keller, A., Müller, M., Rehkaemper, M., Murphy, K., Kreissig, K., Frossard, E., Wilcke, W., Bigalke, M. (2018): Fate of Cd in agricultural soils: A stable isotope approach to anthropogenic impact, soil formation and soil-plant cycling. Environ. Sci. Technol. 52, pp. 1919–1928. 10.1021/acs.est.7b05439

Leimer, S., Bischoff, S., Boch, S., Busch, V., Escher, P., Fischer, M., Hänsel, F., Hölzel, N., Kerber, K., Klaus, V. H., Kleinebecker, T., Michalzik, B., Nauss, T., Schäfer, D., Schöning, I., Schwarz, M. T., Siemens, J., Thieme, L., Wöllauer, S., Wilcke, W. (2018): Does plant diversity affect the water balance of established grassland systems? Ecohydrology 11, e1945. 10.1002/eco.1945

Meyer, S. T., Ptacnik, R., Hillebrand, H., Beßler, H., Buchmann, N., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Engels, C., Fischer, M., Halle, S., Klein, A., Oelmann, Y., Roscher, C., Rottstock, T., Scherber, C., Scheu, S., Schmid, B., Schulze, E., Temperton, V., Tscharntke, T., Voigt, W., Weigelt, A., Wilcke, W., Weisser, W. W. (2018): Biodiversity-multifunctionality relationships depend on identity and number of measured functions. Nature Ecol. Evol. 2, pp. 44–49. 10.1038/s41559-017-0391-4

Wiggenhauser, M., Bigalke, M., Imseng, M., Keller, A., Archer, C., Wilcke, W., Frossard, E. (2018): Zinc isotope fractionation during grain filling of wheat and a comparison of zinc and cadmium isotope ratios in identical soil–plant systems. New Phytologist. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.1111/nph.15146

2017Chen, H., Oram, N. J., Barry, K. E., Mommer, L., van Ruijven, J., de Kroon, H., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Fischer, C., Gleixner, G., Gessler, A., González Macé, O., Hacker, N., Hildebrandt, A., Lange, M., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scheu, S., Oelmann, Y., Wagg, C., Wilcke, W., Wirth, C., Weigelt, A. (2017): Root chemistry and soil fauna but not soil abiotic conditions explain the effects of plant diversity on root decomposition. Oecologia 185, pp. 499–511. 10.1007/s00442-017-3962-9

Hacker, N., Gleixner, G., Lange, M., Wilcke, W., Oelmann, Y. (2017): Phosphorus release from mineral soil by acid hydrolysis: Method development, kinetics, and plant community composition effects. Soil Sci. Soc. Am. J. 81, pp. 1389–1400. 10.2136/sssaj2017.02.0064

Kusonwiriyawong, C., Bigalke, M., Abgottspon, F., Lazarov, M., Schuth, S., Weyer, S., Wilcke, W. (2017): Isotopic variation of dissolved and colloidal iron and copper in a carbonatic floodplain soil after experimental flooding. Chem. Geol. 459, pp. 13–23. 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2017.03.033

Kusonwiriyawong, C., Bigalke, M., Cornu, S., Montagne, D., Fekiacova, Z., Lazarov, M., Wilcke, W. (2017): Response of copper concentrations and stable isotope ratios to artificial drainage in a French Retisol. Geoderma 300, pp. 44–54. 10.1016/j.geoderma.2017.04.003

Rehmus, A., Bigalke, M., Boy, J., Valarezo, C., Wilcke, W. (2017): Aluminum cycling in a tropical montane forest ecosystem in southern Ecuador. Geoderma 288, pp. 196–203. 10.1016/j.geoderma.2016.11.002

Weisser, W. W., Roscher, C., Meyer, S. T., Ebeling, A., Luo, G., Allan, E., Beßler, H., Barnard, R. L., Buchmann, N., Buscot, F., Engels, C., Fischer, C., Fischer, M., Gessler, A., Gleixner, G., Halle, S., Hildebrandt, A., Hillebrand, H., de Kroon, H., Lange, M., Leimer, S., Le roux, X., Milcu, A., Mommer, L., Niklaus, P. A., Oelmann, Y., Proulx, R., Roy, J., Scherber, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scheu, S., Tscharntke, T., Wachendorf, M., Wagg, C., Weigelt, A., Wilcke, W., Wirth, C., Schulze, E., Schmid, B., Eisenhauer, N. (2017): Biodiversity effects on ecosystem functioning in a 15-year grassland experiment: Patterns, mechanisms, and open questions. Basic and Applied Ecology 23, pp. 1–73. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.1016/j.baae.2017.06.002

Wilcke, W., Velescu, A., Leimer, S., Bigalke, M., Boy, J., Valarezo, C. (2017): Biological vs. geochemical control and environmental change drivers of the base metal budgets of a tropical montane forest in Ecuador during 15 years. Biogeochemistry 136, pp. 167–189. 10.1007/s10533-017-0386-x

2016Bast, A., Wilcke, W., Graf, F., Lüscher, P., Gärtner, H. (2016): Does mycorrhizal inoculation improve plant survival, aggregate stability, and fine-root development on a coarse-grained soil in an Alpine eco-engineering field experiment? J. Geophys. Res. 121, pp. 2158–2171. 10.1002/2016JG003422

Guiz, J., Hillebrand, H., Borer, E., Abbas, M., Ebeling, A., Weigelt, A., Oelmann, Y., Fornara, D., Wilcke, W., Temperton, V., Weisser, W. W. (2016): Long-term effects of plant diversity and composition on plant stoichiometry. Oikos 125, pp. 613–621. 10.1111/oik.02504

Han, Y. M., Wei, C., Bandowe, B. A. M., Huang, R. J., Ho, S. S. H., Cao, J. J., Jin, Z. D., Xu, B. Q., Gao, S. P., An, Z. S., Wilcke, W. (2016): Reconstruction of atmospheric soot history in inland regions from lake sediments over the past 150 years. Scientific Reports 6. 10.1038/srep19151

Kusonwiriyawong, C., Bigalke, M., Abgottspon, F., Lazarov, M., Wilcke, W. (2016): Response of Cu partitioning to flooding: A δ65Cu approach in a carbonatic alluvial soil. Chemical Geology 420, pp. 69–76. 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2015.11.005

Leimer, S., Oelmann, Y., Eisenhauer, N., Milcu, A., Roscher, C., Scheu, S., Weigelt, A., Wirth, C., Wilcke, W. (2016): Mechanisms behind plant diversity effects on inorganic and organic N leaching from temperate grassland. Biogeochemistry 131, pp. 339–353. 10.1007/s10533-016-0283-8

Messmer, T., Wiggenhauser, M., Espinosa Ortega, H., Albrecht, L., Tschapka, M., Wilcke, W. (2016): Base metal fluxes from fig trees to soil on Barro Colorado Island, Panama: Potential contribution of the common frugivorous bat Artibeus jamaicensis. Biogeochemistry 130, pp. 13–30. 10.1007/s10533-016-0236-2

Mestrot, A., Ji, Y., Tandy, S., Wilcke, W. (2016): A novel method to determine trimethylantimony concentrations in plant tissues. Environ. Chem. 13, pp. 919–926. 10.1071/EN16018

Meyer, S. T., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Hertzog, L., Hillebrand, H., Milcu, A., Pompe, S., Abbas, M., Beßler, H., Buchmann, N., De Luca, E., Engels, C., Fischer, M., Gleixner, G., Hudewenz, A., Klein, A., de Kroon, H., Leimer, S., Loranger, H., Mommer, L., Oelmann, Y., Ravenek, J., Roscher, C., Rottstock, T., Scherber, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scheu, S., Schmid, B., Schulze, E., Staudler, A., Strecker, T., Temperton, V., Tscharntke, T., Vogel, A., Voigt, W., Weigelt, A., Wilcke, W., Weisser, W. W. (2016): Biodiversity effects strengthen over time as ecosystem functioning declines at low and increases at high biodiversity. Ecosphere 7, e01619. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.1002/ecs2.1619

Schaller, J., Roscher, C., Hillebrand, H., Weigelt, A., Oelmann, Y., Wilcke, W., Ebeling, A., Weisser, W. W. (2016): Plant diversity and functional groups affect Si and Ca pools in aboveground biomass of grassland systems. Oecologia 182, pp. 277–286. 10.1007/s00442-016-3647-9

Schwarz, M. T., Bischoff, S., Blaser, S., Boch, S., Grassein, F., Klarner, B., Schmitt, B., Solly, E. F., Ammer, C., Michalzik, B., Schall, P., Scheu, S., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Schulze, E., Siemens, J., Wilcke, W. (2016): Drivers of nitrogen leaching from organic layers in Central European beech forests. Plant Soil 403, pp. 343–360. 10.1007/s11104-016-2798-0

Soliveres, S., Manning, P., Prati, D., Gossner, M. M., Alt, F., Arndt, H., Baumgartner, V., Binkenstein, J., Birkhofer, K., Blaser, S., Blüthgen, N., Boch, S., Böhm, S., Börschig, C., Buscot, F., Diekötter, T., Heinze, J., Hölzel, N., Jung, K., Klaus, V. H., Klein, A., Kleinebecker, T., Klemmer, S., Krauss, J., Lange, M., Morris, E. K., Müller, J., Oelmann, Y., Overmann, J., Pašalić, E., Renner, S. C., Rillig, M. C., Schaefer, H. M., Schloter, M., Schmitt, B., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Sikorski, J., Socher, S. A., Solly, E. F., Sonnemann, I., Sorkau, E., Steckel, J., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Stempfhuber, B., Tschapka, M., Türke, M., Venter, P., Weiner, C. N., Weisser, W. W., Werner, M., Westphal, C., Wilcke, W., Wolters, V., Wubet, T., Wurst, S., Fischer, M., Allan, E. (2016): Locally rare species influence grassland ecosystem multifunctionality. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. B 371. 10.1098/rstb.2015.0269 PDF

Soliveres, S., van der Plas, F., Manning, P., Prati, D., Gossner, M. M., Renner, S. C., Alt, F., Arndt, H., Baumgartner, V., Binkenstein, J., Birkhofer, K., Blaser, S., Blüthgen, N., Boch, S., Böhm, S., Börschig, C., Buscot, F., Diekötter, T., Heinze, J., Hölzel, N., Jung, K., Klaus, V. H., Kleinebecker, T., Klemmer, S., Krauss, J., Lange, M., Morris, E. K., Müller, J., Oelmann, Y., Overmann, J., Pašalić, E., Rillig, M. C., Schaefer, H. M., Schloter, M., Schmitt, B., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Sikorski, J., Socher, S. A., Solly, E. F., Sonnemann, I., Sorkau, E., Steckel, J., Steffan-Dewenter, I., Stempfhuber, B., Tschapka, M., Türke, M., Venter, P., Weiner, C. N., Weisser, W. W., Werner, M., Westphal, C., Wilcke, W., Wolters, V., Wubet, T., Wurst, S., Fischer, M., Allan, E. (2016): Biodiversity at multiple trophic levels is needed for ecosystem multifunctionality. Nature 536, pp. 456–459. 10.1038/nature19092

Velescu, A., Valarezo, C., Wilcke, W. (2016): Response of dissolved carbon and nitrogen concentrations to moderate nutrient additions in a tropical montane forest of south Ecuador. Frontiers in Earth Science 4, pp. 58. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.3389/feart.2016.00058

Wiggenhauser, M., Bigalke, M., Imseng, M., Keller, A., Müller, M., Rehkaemper, M., Murphy, K., Kreissig, K., Wilcke, W., Frossard, E. (2016): Cadmium isotope fractionation in soil wheat systems. Environ. Sci. Technol. 50, pp. 9223–9231. 10.1021/acs.est.6b01568

2015Abgottspon, F., Bigalke, M., Wilcke, W. (2015): Fast colloidal and dissolved release of trace elements in a carbonatic soil after experimental flooding. Geoderma 259-260, pp. 156–163. 10.1016/j.geoderma.2015.06.005

Allan, E., Manning, P., Alt, F., Binkenstein, J., Blaser, S., Blüthgen, N., Böhm, S., Grassein, F., Hölzel, N., Klaus, V. H., Kleinebecker, T., Morris, E., Oelmann, Y., Prati, D., Renner, S., Rillig, M. C., Schaefer, M., Schloter, M., Schmitt, B., Schöning, I., Schrumpf, M., Solly, E., Sorkau, E., Steckel, J., Steffen-Dewenter, I., Stempfhuber, B., Tschapka, M., Weiner, C., Weisser, W. W., Werner, M., Westphal, C., Wilcke, W., Fischer, M. (2015): Land use intensification alters ecosystem multifunctionality via loss of biodiversity and changes to functional composition. Ecology Letters 18, pp. 834–843. 10.1111/ele.12469

Bast, A., Wilcke, W., Graf, F., Lüscher, P., Gärtner, H. (2015): A simplified and rapid technique to determine an aggreagte stability coefficient in coarse grained soils. Catena 127, pp. 170–176. 10.1016/j.catena.2014.11.017

Bischoff, S., Schwarz, M. T., Siemens, J., Thieme, L., Wilcke, W., Michalzik, B. (2015): Properties of dissolved and total organic matter in throughfall, stemflow and forest floor leachate of Central European forests. Biogeosciences 12, pp. 2695–2706. 10.5194/bg-12-2695-2015

Hacker, N., Ebeling, A., Gessler, A., Gleixner, G., González Macé, O., de Kroon, H., Lange, M., Mommer, L., Eisenhauer, N., Ravenek, J., Scheu, S., Weigelt, A., Wagg, C., Wilcke, W., Oelmann, Y. (2015): Plant diversity shapes microbe-rhizosphere effects on P mobilization from organic matter in soil. Ecology Letters 18, pp. 1356–1365. 10.1111/ele.12530 PDF

Han, Y. M., Bandowe, B. A. M., Wei, C., Cao, J. J., Wilcke, W., Wang, G. H., Ni, H. Y., Jin, Z. D., An, Z. S., Yan, B. Z. (2015): Stronger association of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with soot than with char in soils and sediments. Chemosphere 119, pp. 1335–1345. 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.02.021

Han, Y. M., Wei, C., Bandowe, B. A. M., Wilcke, W., Cao, J., Xu, B. Q., Gao, S. P., Tie, X. X., Li, G. H., Jin, Z. D., An, Z. S. (2015): Elemental carbon and polycyclic aromatic compounds in a 200-yr sediment core from Lake Qinghai, Tibetan Plateau, China: Influence of regional and local sources and transport pathways. Environmental Science & Technology 49, pp. 4176–4183. 10.1021/es504568m

Leimer, S., Oelmann, Y., Wirth, C., Wilcke, W. (2015): Time matters for plant diversity effects on nitrate leaching from temperate grassland. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 211, pp. 155–163. 10.1016/j.agee.2015.06.002

Rehmus, A., Bigalke, M., Valarezo, C., Castillo, J., Wilcke, W. (2015): Aluminum toxicity to tropical montane forest tree seedlings in southern Ecuador: Response of nutrient status to elevated Al concentrations. Plant and Soil 388, pp. 87–97. 10.1007/s11104-014-2276-5

Ruppenthal, M., Oelmann, Y., del Valle, H. F., Wilcke, W. (2015): Stable isotope ratios of nonexchangeable hydrogen of organic matter in soils and plants along a 2100-km climosequence in Argentina: New insights into organic matter sources and transformations. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 152. 10.1016/j.gca.2014.12.024

Wei, C., Bandowe, B. A. M., Han, Y., Cao, J., Zhan, C., Wilcke, W. (2015): Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their derivatives (alkyl-, oxygenated-, nitrated- PAHs and azaarenes) in urban road dusts from Xi’an, central China. Chemosphere. 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.11.052

Wei, C., Han, Y., Bandowe, B. A. M., Cao, J., Huang, R., Ni, H., Tan, J., Wilcke, W. (2015): Occurrence, gas/particle partitioning and carcinogenic risk of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and their oxygen- and nitrogen-containing derivatives in Xi’an, central China. Science of the Total Environment 505, pp. 814–822. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.10.054

Wright, A. J., Ebeling, A., de Kron, H., Roscher, C., Weigelt, A., Buchmann, N., Buchmann, T., Fischer, C., Hacker, N., Hildebrandt, A., Leimer, S., Mommer, L., Oelmann, Y., Scheu, S., Steinauer, K., Strecker, T., Weisser, W. W., Wilcke, W., Eisenhauer, N. (2015): Flooding disturbances increase resource availability and productivity but reduce stability in diverse plant communities. Nature Communications 6, pp. 6092. 10.1038/ncomms7092

2014Bandowe, B. A. M., Bigalke, M., Boamah, L., Nyarko, E., Saalia, F. K., Wilcke, W. (2014): Polycyclic aromatic compounds (PAHs and oxygenated PAHs) and trace metals in fish species from Ghana (West Africa): Bioaccumulation and health risk assessment. Environment International 65, pp. 135–146. 10.1016/j.envint.2013.12.018

Bandowe, B. A. M., Gómez Lueso, M., Wilcke, W. (2014): Oxygenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and azaarenes in urban soils: A comparison of a tropical city (Bangkok) with two temperate cities (Bratislava and Gothenburg). Chemosphere 107, pp. 407–414. 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2014.01.017

Bandowe, B. A. M., Meusel, H., Huang, R., Ho, K., Cao, J., Hoffmann, T., Wilcke, W. (2014): PM2.5-bound oxygenated PAHs (OPAHs), nitro-PAHs and alkyl+parent-PAHs from the atmosphere of a Chinese megacity: Seasonal variation, sources and cancer risk assessment. Science of the Total Environment 473-474, pp. 77–87. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.11.108

Bandowe, B. A. M., Srinivasan, P., Seelge, M., Sirocko, F., Wilcke, W. (2014): A 2600-year record of past polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) deposition at Holzmaar (Eifel, Germany). Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 401, pp. 111–121. 10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.02.021

Bast, A., Wilcke, W., Graf, F., Lüscher, P., Gärtner, H. (2014): The use of mycorrhiza for ecoengineering measures in steep alpine environments: Effects on soil aggregate formation and fine-root development. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 39, pp. 1753–1763. 10.1002/esp.3557

Camenzind, T., Hempel, S., Homeier, J., Horn, S., Velescu, A., Wilcke, W., Rillig, M. C. (2014): Nitrogen and phosphorus additions impact arbuscular mycorrhizal abundance and molecular diversity in a tropical montane forest. Global Change Biology 20, pp. 3646–3659. 10.1111/gcb.12618

Herold, N., Schöning, I., Gutknecht, J., Alt, F., Boch, S., Müller, J., Oelmann, Y., Socher, S. A., Wilcke, W., Wubet, T., Schrumpf, M. (2014): Soil property and management effects on grassland microbial communities across a latitudinal gradient in Germany. Applied Soil Ecology 73, pp. 41–50. 10.1016/j.apsoil.2013.07.009

Lange, M., Habekost, M., Eisenhauer, N., Roscher, C., Beßler, H., Engels, C., Oelmann, Y., Scheu, S., Wilcke, W., Schulze, E., Gleixner, G. (2014): Biotic and abiotic properties mediating plant diversity effects on soil microbial communities in an experimental grassland. PLOS ONE 9. 10.1371/journal.pone.0096182 PDF

Leimer, S., Kreutziger, Y., Rosenkranz, S., Beßler, H., Engels, C., Hildebrandt, A., Oelmann, Y., Weisser, W. W., Wirth, C., Wilcke, W. (2014): Plant diversity effects on the water balance of an experimental grassland. Ecohydrology 7(5), pp. 1378–1391. 10.1002/eco.1464

Leimer, S., Wirth, C., Oelmann, Y., Wilcke, W. (2014): Biodiversity effects on nitrate concentrations in soil solution: a Bayesian model. Biogeochemistry 118(1-3), pp. 141–157. 10.1007/s10533-013-9913-6

Lundstedt, S., Bandowe, B. A. M., Wilcke, W., Boll, E., Christensen, J., Vila, J., Grifoll, M., Faure, P., Biache, C., Lorgeoux, C., Larsson, M., Frech Irgum, K., Ivarsson, P., Ricci, M. (2014): First intercomparison study on the analysis of oxygenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (oxy-PAHs) and nitrogen heterocyclic polycyclic aromatic compounds (N-PACs) in contaminated soil. TrAC Trends in Analytical Chemistry 57, pp. 83–92. 10.1016/j.trac.2014.01.007

Meßmer, T., Elsenbeer, H., Wilcke, W. (2014): High exchangeable calcium concentrations in soils on Barro Colorado Island, Panama. Geoderma 217-218, pp. 212–224. 10.1016/j.geoderma.2013.10.021

Rehmus, A., Bigalke, M., Valarezo, C., Castillo, J., Wilcke, W. (2014): Aluminum toxicity to tropical montane forest tree seedlings in southern Ecuador: Response of biomass and plant morphology to elevated Al concentrations. Plant and Soil 382, pp. 301–315. 10.1007/s11104-014-2110-0

Schwarz, M. T., Bischoff, S., Blaser, S., Boch, S., Schmitt, B., Thieme, L., Fischer, M., Michalzik, B., Schulze, E., Siemens, J., Wilcke, W. (2014): More efficient aboveground nitrogen use in more diverse Central European forest canopies. Forest Ecology and Management 313, pp. 274–282. 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.11.021

Tuthorn, M., Zech, M., Ruppenthal, M., Oelmann, Y., Kahmen, A., del Valle, H. F., Wilcke, W., Glaser, B. (2014): Oxygen isotope ratios (18O/16O) of hemicellulose-derived sugar biomarkers in plants, soils and sediments as paleoclimate proxy. II. Insight from a climate transect study. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 126, pp. 624–634. 10.1016/j.gca.2013.11.002

Wilcke, W., Bandowe, B. A. M., Gómez Lueso, M., Ruppenthal, M., del Valle, H. F., Oelmann, Y. (2014): Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and their polar derivatives (oxygenated PAHs, azaarenes) in soils along a climosequence in Argentina. Science of the Total Environment 473-474, pp. 317–325. 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.12.037

Wilcke, W., Kiesewetter, M., Bandowe, B. A. M. (2014): Microbial formation and degradation of oxygen-containing polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (OPAHs) in soil during short-term incubation. Environmental Pollution 184, pp. 385–390. 10.1016/j.envpol.2013.09.020

2013Abbas, M., Ebeling, A., Oelmann, Y., Ptacnik, R., Roscher, C., Weigelt, A., Weisser, W. W., Wilcke, W., Hillebrand, H. (2013): Biodiversity effects on plant stoichometry. PLOS ONE 8. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.1371/journal.pone.0058179 PDF

Allan, E., Weisser, W. W., Fischer, M., Schulze, E., Weigelt, A., Roscher, C., Baade, J., Barnard, R. L., Beßler, H., Buchmann, N., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Engels, C., Fergus, A. J. F., Gleixner, G., Gubsch, M., Halle, S., Klein, A. M., Kertscher, I., Kuu, A., Lange, M., Le roux, X., Meyer, S. T., Migunova, V. D., Milcu, A., Niklaus, P. A., Oelmann, Y., Pašalić, E., Petermann, J. S., Poly, F., Rottstock, T., Sabais, A. C. W., Scherber, C., Scherer-Lorenzen, M., Scheu, S., Steinbeiss, S., Schwichtenberg, G., Temperton, V., Tscharntke, T., Voigt, W., Wilcke, W., Wirth, C., Schmid, B. (2013): A comparison of the strength of biodiversity effects across multiple functions. Oecologia 173, pp. 223–237. 10.1007/s00442-012-2589-0

Alt, F., Oelmann, Y., Schöning, I., Wilcke, W. (2013): Phosphate release kinetics in calcareous grassland and forest soils in response to H+ addition. Soil Science Society of America Journal 77, pp. 2060–2070. 10.2136/sssaj2013.02.0072

Bigalke, M., Kersten, M., Weyer, S., Wilcke, W. (2013): Isotopes trace biogeochemistry and sources of Cu and Zn in an intertidal soil. Soil Science Society of America Journal 77, pp. 680–691. 10.2136/sssaj2012.0225

Ferger, S. W., Böhning-Gaese, K., Wilcke, W., Oelmann, Y., Schleuning, M. (2013): Distinct carbon sources indicate strong differentiation between tropical forest and farmland bird communities. Oecologia 171, pp. 473–486. 10.1007/s00442-012-2422-9

Ruppenthal, M., Oelmann, Y., Wilcke, W. (2013): Optimized demineralization technique for the measurement of stable isotope ratios of nonexchangeable H in soil organic matter. Environmental Science & Technology 47, pp. 949–957. 10.1021/es303448g

Schilling, K., Johnson, T. M., Wilcke, W. (2013): Isotope fractionation of selenium by biomethylation in microcosm incubations of soil. Chemical Geology 352, pp. 101–107. 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2013.05.013

Sprenger, M., Oelmann, Y., Weihermüller, L., Wolf, S., Wilcke, W., Potvin, C. (2013): Tree species and diversity effects on soil water seepage in a tropical plantation. Forest Ecology and Management 309, pp. 76–86. 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.03.022

Wilcke, W., Leimer, S., Peters, T., Emck, P., Rollenbeck, R., Trachte, K., Valarezo, C., Bendix, J. (2013): The nitrogen cycle of tropical montane forest in Ecuador turns inorganic under environmental change. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 27(4), pp. 1194–1204. 10.1002/2012gb004471

Wullaert, H., Bigalke, M., Homeier, J., Cumbicus, N., Valarezo, C., Wilcke, W. (2013): Shortterm response of the Ca cycle of a montane forest in Ecuador to low experimental CaCl2 additions. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 176, pp. 892–903. 10.1002/jpln.201300146

2011Leimer, S., Pohlert, T., Pfahl, S., Wilcke, W. (2011): Towards a new generation of high-resolution meteorological input data for small-scale hydrologic modeling. Journal of Hydrology 402(3-4), pp. 317–332. 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2011.03.026

1994Kayser, A. T., Wilcke, W., Kaupenjohann, M., Joslin, J. D. (1994): Small Scale Heterogeneity of Soil Chemical Properties. I. A Technique for Rapid Aggregate Fractionation. Zeitschrift für Pflanzenernährung und Bodenkunde 157(6), pp. 453–458. 10.1002/jpln.19941570610

Wilcke, W., Kaupenjohann, M. (1994): Small Scale Heterogeneity of Soil Chemical Properties. II. Fractions of Aluminum and Heavy Metals. Zeitschrift für Pflanzenernährung und Bodenkunde 157(6), pp. 459–465. 10.1002/jpln.19941570611

Contributions in journals and series (not peer-reviewed)
2015Fabian, T., Velescu, A., Wilcke, W. (2015): Canopy Organisms Retain Sodium in the Tropical Montane Forest. Tabebuia Bulletin (2015), DFG Research PAK 823-825 4, pp. 14f. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.5678/lcrs/pak823-825.cit.1412

Leimer, S., Escher, P., Wilcke, W. (2015): Biodiversitätsverlust mindert Ökosystemleistungen. Forum Geoökologie 26(2), pp. 19–24.

Velescu, A., Wilcke, W. (2015): Increased nitrogen and phosphorus availability stimulates the mineralization of dissolved organic matter in the tropical montane forest of South Ecuador. Tabebuia Bulletin (2015), DFG Research PAK 823-825 3, pp. 12f. Unter den Bedingungen von Open Access verfügbar 10.5678/lcrs/pak823-825.cit.1399

Wilcke, W. (2015): Adventure Earth – Fertile Earth. Neue Folge 72, pp. 91–97. PDF

Wilcke, W. (2015): Soils, Soil Protection, Ecosystem Services and Environmental Changes. Forum der Geoökologie 26(3), pp. 7–11.

2012Velescu, A., Valarezo, C., Wilcke, W. (2012): Response of the forest to elevated nitrogen deposition. TMF Newsletter of the DFG Research Unit 816 16, pp. 12. 10.5678/lcrs/for816.cit.1081

Book chapters
2016Velescu, A., Wilcke, W. (2016): Rising Nitrogen Inputs to the Tropical Mountain Rain Forests. pp. 80–85. In: Beck, E. (ed.): Biodiversity Hotspot Tropical Mountain Rainforest. Naturaleza y Cultura Internacional, Loja, Ecuador.

Oelmann, Y., Wilcke, W. (2016): Analysis of soil samples from the celtic fortification in plot „Klause II“. chapter 9, pp. 259f.. In: Pare, C. F. E., Hansen, L., Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, Wiesbaden (ed.): Studies in the Surroundings of the Glauberg. Genesis and Development of a Ruler Seat of the Early La Tène Period in the Eastern Wetterau, State of Hesse, Germany.