Dr. Mareike Roeder

  • Scientific staff
  • Research
  • Group: Auen-Institut
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

    Institut für Geographie und Geoökologie
    Abteilung Aueninstitut
    D-76437 Rastatt

Mareike Roeder


  • phytoecology
  • plant-animal interactions
  • regeneration


2018- Scientist at the KIT - Department of wetland ecology
2016-2017 Assistant professor, Community Ecology and Conservation Group, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan, China
2015-2016 Study Director (honey bee), Ecotoxicology, Eurofins Agroscience Services, Germany
2011-2014 Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Phylogenetic structure of liana communities) Plant Geography Lab, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Science, Yunnan, China
2006-2010 PhD in forestry science, Georg-August University Göttingen, and Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA), Manaus, Brazil and Smithsonian Institute for Tropical Research-PDBFF, Manaus, Brazil. Title of thesis: Regeneration of lianas in secondary and primary forests in Central Amazonia, Brazil.
1997-2003 Biology (Diplom = MSc), Phillips University, Marburg, Germany. Thesis in plant ecology: Influence of the fodder quality on the herbivory of several invertebrates.


Contributions in peer-reviewed journals
2019Roeder, M., Liu, J., Pasion, B., Yasuda, M., Slik, J. W. F., Tomlinson, K. W. (2019): Wood density, growth and mortality relationships of lianas on environmental gradients in fragmented forests of montane landscapes. Journal of Vegetation Science. 10.1111/jvs.12809 PDF

Roeder, M., Yang, W., Tomlinson, K. W. (2019): Influence of smoke, heat and fire on germination of woody species occurring in the dry valleys of southwest China. Journal of Plant Ecology, pp. 1–10. 10.1093/jpe/rtz030 PDF

2015Roeder, M., Slik, J. W. F., Harrison, R. D., Paudel, E., Tomlinson, K. W. (2015): Proximity to the host is an important characteristic for selection of the first support in lianas. Journal of Vegetation Science 26(6), pp. 1054–1060. 10.1111/jvs.12316

2014Roeder, M., McLeish, M., Beckschäfer, P., de Blécourt, M., Paudel, E., Harrison, R. D., Slik, J. W. F. (2014): Phylogenetic clustering increases with succession for lianas in a Chinese tropical montane rain forest. Ecography 38(8), pp. 832–841. 10.1111/ecog.01051

2013Roeder, M., Ferraz, I. D. K., Hölscher, D. (2013): Seed and Germination Characteristics of 20 Amazonian Liana Species. Plants (Basel) 2(1), pp. 1–15. 10.3390/plants2010001

2011Roeder, M., Hölscher, D., Ferraz, I. D. K. (2011): Traits and growth of liana regeneration in primary and secondary forests of Central Amazonia. Applied Vegetation Science 15(1), pp. 108–118. 10.1111/j.1654-109X.2011.01152.x

2010Roeder, M., Hölscher, D., Ferraz, I. D. K. (2010): Liana regeneration in secondary and primary forests of central Amazonia. Plant Ecology & Diversity 3(2), pp. 165–174. 10.1080/17550874.2010.484555

2007Schädler, M., Roeder, M., Brandl, R., Matthies, D. (2007): Interacting effects of elevated CO2, nutrient availability and plant species on a generalist invertebrate herbivore. Global Change Biology 13(5), pp. 1005–1015. 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2007.01319.x

2005Schädler, M., Roeder, M., Brandl, R., Matthies, D. (2005): Is palatability of a root-hemiparasitic plant influenced by its host species? Oecologia 146(2), pp. 227–233. 10.1007/s00442-005-0192-3