Publications

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Papers and book chapters

  1. Gypser, S., Veste, M., Herppich, W.B. Fischer, T., Lange, P. (submitted): Photosynthetic characteristics and their spatial variance of biological soil crust covering initial soils of post-mining sites in Lower Lusatia. Flora 220: 103-116. (PDF)

  2. Gypser, S., Veste, M., Fischer, T., Lange, P. (2016): Infiltration and water retention of biological soil crusts on reclaimed soils of former open-cast lignite mining sites in Brandenburg, north-east Germany.  Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics 64 (1): 1-11. (PDF)

  3. Gypser, S., Veste, M., Fischer, T., Lange, P. (2015): Formation of soil lichens crusts at reclaimed post-mining sites, Lower Lusatia, North-east Germany.  Graphis Scripta 27 (1–2): 3-14. (PDF)

  4. Fischer, T., Gypser, S., Subbotina, M., Veste, M. (2014): Synergic feedback mechanisms control generation of surface patchiness on tertiary sands in a minesite recultivation area covered with biological soil crusts. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics 62: 293-302. (PDF)

  5. Dümig, A., Veste, M., Hagedorn, F., Fischer, T., Lange, P., Spröte, R., Kögel-Knabner, I. (2014): Water-soluble organic matter from biological soil crusts induces initial formation of sandy temperate soils. Catena 122: 196–208. (PDF)

  6. Xiao, B., Wang, H., Fan, J., Fischer, T., Veste, M.,  (2013): Biological soil crusts decrease soil temperature in summer and increase soil temperature in winter in semiarid environment. Ecological Engineering 58: 52-56. (PDF)

  7. Fischer, T., Yair, A., Veste, M., Geppert, H. (2013): 13C-CP/MAS-NMR as related to hydraulic properties of biological soil crusts on  sand dunes: a comparision between an arid and a temperate site. Catena 110: 155-160. (PDF)

  8. Brankatschk, R., Fischer, T., Veste, M., Zeyer, J. (2013): Succession of N cycling processes in biological soil crusts on a central European inland dune. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 83 (1): 149-160. (PDF)

  9. Dümig, A., Veste, M., Hagedorn, Fischer, T., Lange, P., Spröte, R., Kögel-Knabner, I. (2013): Biological soil crusts on initial soils: organic carbon dynamics and chemistry under temperate climatic conditions. Biogeosciences Discussions 10: 851-894. (PDF)

  10. Fischer, T., Veste, M., Bens, O., Hüttl, R.F. (2012): Dew formation on the surface of biological soil crusts in central European sand ecosystems. Biogeosciences 9: 4621-4628. (PDF)

  11. Fischer, T., Yair, A., Veste, M. (2012): Microstructure and hydraulic properties of biological soil crusts on sand dunes: a comparison between arid and temperate climates. Biogeosciences Discussions 9: 12711-12734.(PDF)
     
  12. Fischer, T., Veste, M., Eisele, A., Bens, O., Spyra, W.,  Hüttl, R.F. (2012): Small scale spatial heterogeneity of normalized difference vegetation indices (NDVI) and hot spots of photosynthesis in biological soil crusts. Flora 207 (3): 159-167. (PDF)

  13. Veste, M., Breckle, S.-W., Eggert, K., Littmann, T. (2011): Vegetation pattern in arid sand dunes controlled by biological soil crusts along a climatic gradient in the Northern Negev desert. Basic and Applied Dryland Research 5: 1-16. (PDF)
     
  14. Yair, A., Almog, R., Veste, M. (2011): Differential hydrological response of biological topsoil crusts along a rainfall gradient in a sandy arid area: Northern Negev desert, Israel. Catena 87 (3): 326-333. (PDF)

  15. Schaaf, W., Bens, B., Fischer, A., Gerke, H.H., Gerwin, W., Grünewald, U., Holländer, H.M., Kögel-Knabner, I., Mutz, M., Schloter, M., Schulin, R., Veste, M., Winter, S., Hüttl, R.F. (2011): Patterns and processes of initial terrestrial-ecosystem development.  Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Sciences 174 (2): 229-239. (PDF)

  16. Fischer, T., Veste, M., Schaaf, W., Bens, O., Dümig, A., Kögel-Knabner, I, Wiehe, W.,  Hüttl, R.F. (2010): Pedogenesis in a topsoil crust three years after construction of an artificial water catchment in Brandenburg, NE Germany. Biogeochemistry 101:165-176. (PDF)

  17. Spröte, R.,Fischer, T., Veste, M., Raab, T., Wiehe, W., Lange, P., Bens, O., Hüttl, R.F. (2010): Biological topsoil crusts at early successional stages on Quaternary substrates dumped by mining in Brandenburg, NE Germany. Géomorphologie: relief, processus, environnement 4/2010: 359-370. (PDF)

  18. Fischer, Veste, M., Wiehe, W., Lange, P. (2010): Water repellency and pore clogging at early successional stages of biological soil crusts on inland dunes; Brandenburg, NE Germany. Catena 80 (1): 47-52. (PDF

  19. Spröte, R., Veste, M., Fischer, T. Lange, P., Bens, O., Raab, T., Hüttl, R.F. (2009): Development of biological soil crusts in initial ecosystems. Berichte der Deutschen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft. DBG. 4 pp. (PDF)

  20. Büdel, B., Veste, M. (2008): Biological soil crusts. In: Breckle, S.-W, Yair, A., Veste, M. (eds.), Arid Dune Ecosystems – The Nizzana Sands in the Negev Desert, Ecological Studies 200, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp. 149-155. (PDF)

  21. Veste, M., Heusinkveld, B.G., Berkowicz, S.M., Breckle, S.-W., Littmann, T., Jacobs, A.F.G (2008): Dew formation and biological crusts activity. In: Breckle, S.-W, Yair, A., Veste, M. (eds.), Arid Dune Ecosystems – The Nizzana Sands in the Negev Desert, Ecological Studies 200, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp. 305-318. (PDF)

  22. Russow, R., Veste, M., Breckle, S.-W., Littmann, T., Böhme, F. (2008): Nitrogen input pathways into the sand dunes: biological fixation and atmospheric nitrogen deposition . In: Breckle, S.-W, Yair, A., Veste, M. (eds.), Arid Dune Ecosystems – The Nizzana Sands in the Negev Desert, Ecological Studies 200, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp. 319-336. (PDF)

  23. Yair, A., Veste, M., Almog, R., Breckle, S.-W.  (2008): Sensitivity of a sandy area to climate change along a rainfall gradient at a desert fringe. In: Breckle, S.-W, Yair, A., Veste, M. (eds.), Arid Dune Ecosystems – The Nizzana Sands in the Negev Desert, Ecological Studies 200, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp. 425-440 (PDF)

  24. Breckle, S-W., Yair, A., Veste, M. (2008): General Conclusions – Sand Dune Deserts, Desertification, Rehabilitation and Conservation. In: Breckle, S.-W, Yair, A., Veste, M. (eds.), Arid Dune Ecosystems – The Nizzana Sands in the Negev Desert, Ecological Studies 200, Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York, pp. 441-459 (PDF)

  25. Veste, M., Feuerer, T. (2008): Zur Biogeographie und ökophysiologischen Anpassung bipolarer Flechten. In:  Bültmann, H., Pallas, J., Schmidt, C., Sieg, B. (Hrsg.) Aspekte der Geobotanik – From Local to Global, Eine Festschrift für Fred Daniëls. Abhandlungen aus dem Westfälischen Museum für Naturkunde Münster 70, Heft 3/4,  pp. 379-389. (PDF)

  26. Veste, M., Littmann, T. (2006): Dewfall and its geo-ecological implication for biological surface crusts in desert sand dunes (north-western Negev, Israel). Journal of Arid Land Studies 16(3): 139-147. (PDF)

  27. Veste, M., Gao, J., Sun, B., Breckle, S.-W. (2006): The Green Great Wall - Combating Desertification in China. Geographische Rundschau Internationale Edition 2 (3): 14-20. (PDF)

  28. Veste, M., Littmann, T., Russow, R., Breckle, S.-W. (2006): Ecosystem processes and vegetation pattern in arid sand dunes: Nizzana, Negev as an example. In: Gao, J., Veste, M., Sun, B., Beyschlag, W. (eds.): Rehabilitation and Stability of Ecosystems in Arid and Semi-arid Areas. Science Press, Beijing: 124-141. (PDF)

  29. Veste, M. (2005): The importance of biological soil crusts for rehabilitation of degraded arid and semi-arid ecosystems.  Science of Soil and Water Conservation 3 (4): 42-47. (PDF)

  30. Russow, R., Veste, M., Böhme, F. (2005): A natural 15N approach to determine the biological fixation of atmospheric nitrogen by biological soil crusts of the Negev desert. Rapid Communication in Mass Spectrometry 19 (23): 3451-3456. (PDF).

  31. Russow, R., Veste, M., Littmann, T. (2004): Using the natural 15N-abundance to assess the major nitrogen inputs into the sand dune area of the north-western Negev Desert (Israel). Isotopes in Environmental and Health Studies 40: 57-67. (PDF

  32. Veste, M. (2002): Mikroorganismen stabilisieren Wüstendünen.  Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau 55 (11): 612-613. (PDF).

  33. Veste, M., Littmann, T., Friedrich, H., Breckle, S.-W. (2001): Microclimatic boundary conditions for activity of soil lichen crusts in sand dunes of the north-western Negev desert, Israel.  Flora 196 (6): 465-476. (PDF).

  34. Veste, M., Littmann, T., Breckle, S.-W., Yair, A. (2001): The role of biological soil crusts on  desert sand dunes of the north-western Negev (Israel). In: Breckle, S.-W., Veste, M., Wucherer, W. (eds.): Sustainable Land-Use in Deserts, Springer, Heidelberg-New York-Tokyo, pp. 357-367. (PDF)

  35. Breckle, S.-W., Veste, M., Wucherer, W. (2000). Wüstenökologie – Wissen gegen die Desertifikation. Forschung an der Universität Bielefeld, November 2000: 12-16. (PDF)


Conference abstracts


  1. Gypser, S., Fischer, T., Lange, P., Veste, M.. (2016): Impact of biocrust succession on water retention and repellency on open-cast lignite mining sites under reclamation in Lower Lusatia, NE-Germany. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 18. EGU2016-7015

  2. Zaplata, M.K., Veste, M. Pohle, I., Schümberg, S., Abreu Schonert, I., Hinz, C. (2016): Experimental investigation of the early interaction between cyanobacterial soil crusts and vascular plants. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 18. EGU2016-8595

  3. Fischer, T., Gypser, S., Subbotina, M., Veste, M.. (2015): Hydraulic and nutritional feedback controls surface patchiness of biological soil crusts at a post-mining site. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 17. EGU2015-455. (Abstract)

  4. Fischer, T., Yair, A., Geppert, H., Veste, M. (2014): Water repellency and infiltration of biological soil crusts on an arid and a temperate dunes. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 16. EGU2014-12175. (Abstract)

  5. Fischer, T., Veste, M., Mykhailova, L. (2014): Ecological maturity and drought stress of biological soil crusts along a central European inland dune catena. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 16. EGU2014-1137. (Abstract)

  6. Veste, M., Yair, A., Breckle, S.-W., Littmann, T. (2012): Ecohydrology of biological soil crusts in arid sand dunes - integration from the micro-scale to the landscape. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14. EGU2012-4142. (Abstract)

  7. Fischer, T., Yair, A., Veste, M. (2012): Infiltration, water holding capacity and growth patterns of biological soil crusts on sand dunes under arid and temperate climates. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14. EGU2012-5034. (Abstract)

  8. Fischer, T., Veste, M., Eisele, A., Bens, O., Spyra, W., Hüttl, R.F. (2012): High resolution mapping of Normalized Difference Vegetation Indices (NDVI) of biological soil crusts. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14. EGU2012-7052. (Abstract)

  9. Spröte, R., Veste, M., Fischer, T., Raab, T., Bens, O.,  Hüttl, R.F. (2012): Development of biological soil crusts and their influence on soil hydrology in the recultivation area of lignite open-cast mining district in Lower Lusatia (Germany). Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 14. EGU2012-6372. (Abstract) (Poster)

  10. Veste, M., Yair, A. (2011): Biological soil crusts controlling vegetation pattern in arid dunes - can we replace time by space ? In: Book of  Abstracts, 12. Congress European Ecological Federation, 25. - 29. September 2011, Ávila, Spain, p. 106. (Abstract)

  11. Fischer, T., Veste, M. (2011): Small scale spatial heterogeneity of biological soil crusts during initial ecosystem development. In:  Book of  Abstracts, 12. Congress European Ecological Federation, 25. - 29. September 2011, Ávila, Spain, p. 250. (Abstract)

  12. Spröte, R., Fischer, T., Veste, M., Yair, A., Wiehe, W., Lange, P., Bens, O., Raab, T, Hüttl, R.F. (2010):  How do biological soil crusts influence hydrological processes in initial ecosystems?. In: 1st International Conference Structures and Processes of the Initial Ecosystem Development, 20.-24. September 2010, Cottbus, Germany, Book of Abstracts, p. 115-116. (Abstract)

  13. Spröte, R.,Fischer, T., Veste, M., Wiehe, W., Lange, P., Hüttl, R.F. (2010): Development of top soil on quaternary inland dunes – How important are microorganisms?. In: 35. Hauptversammlung der Deutschen Quartärvereinigung DEUQUA e.V., 12th Annual Conference of the INQUA PeriBaltic Working Group, 13.-17.9.2010., Greifswald, Book of Abstracts, pp. 163-164. (Abstract)

  14. Breckle, S.-W., Veste, M, Littmann, T., Yair, A. (2010): Arid sand dunes of Nizzana, their biological soil crusts linking pattern and ecosystem processes – an interdisciplinary approach. In: Book of Abstracts Workshop  ”Biological Soil Crusts in Ecosystems – their Diversity, Ecology, and Management”, 22-25. August 2010, Zellingen-Retzbach, Germany, p. 49-50. (Abstract)

  15. Yair, A., Almog, R., Veste, M..  (2010): Differential hydrological response of biological topsoil crusts along a rainfall gradient in a sandy arid area: northern Negev desert, Israel. In Book of Abstracts Workshop  ”Biological Soil Crusts in Ecosystems – their Diversity, Ecology, and Management”, 22-25. August 2010, Zellingen-Retzbach, Germany, p. 51. (Abstract)

  16. Fischer, T., Veste, M.. (2010): Biological soil crusts on inland dunes in NE Germany: Can we link succession with hydrology? In: Book of Abstracts Workshop  ”Biological Soil Crusts in Ecosystems – their Diversity, Ecology, and Management”, 22-25. August 2010, Zellingen-Retzbach, Germany, p. 52. (Abstract)

  17. Fischer, T., Spröte, R., Veste, M, Wiehe, W., Lange, P., Bens, O., Raab, T, Hüttl, R.F. (2010): Functions of biological soil crusts on central European inland dunes: Water repellency and pore clogging influence water infiltration. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 12. EGU2010-4449. (Abstract)

  18. Spröte, R., Fischer, T., Veste, M., Yair, A., Wiehe, W., Lange, P., Bens, O., Raab, T, Hüttl, R.F. (2010): Structures and processes of biological soil crusts during initial ecosystem genesis of an artificial watershed in Lusatia, NE Germany. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 12. EGU2010-4129. (Abstract)

  19. Veste, M. (2009): Biologische Bodenkrusten – wie Mikroorganismen Bodenoberflächen stabilisieren. In: Workshop Biogener Erosionsschutz, Veranstaltet vom Zentrum für Umweltforschung und nachhaltige Technologien (UFT), 27. October 2009, Wuhan. China, p. 12. (Abstract)

  20. Spröte, R., Veste, M., Fischer, T. Lange, P., Bens, O., Raab, T., Hüttl, R.F. (2009): Development of biological soil crusts in initial ecosystems. Tagung der Deutschen Bodenkundlichen Gesellschaft (DBG), Septmeber 2009, Bonn, Germany (Poster)

  21. Veste, M., Russow, R. (2009): Biological nitrogen fixation of biological soil crusts in arid dune ecosystems. In Ukonmaanaho, L, Nieminen; T.M., Starr, M. (eds.) 6th International Symposium on Ecosystem Behaviour BIOGEOMON 2009, Working Papers of the Finnish Forest Research Institute 128, p.223. (Abstract) (Poster)

  22. Fischer, T., Veste, M., Wiehe, W., Lange, P. (2009): Linking microstructural and spectroscopic analysis of biological soil crusts - investigation of organo-mineral interactions. In Ukonmaanaho, L, Nieminen, T.M., Starr, M. (eds.) 6th International Symposium on Ecosystem Behaviour BIOGEOMON 2009, Working Papers of the Finnish Forest Research Institute 128, p. 412. (Abstract

  23. Fischer, T., Veste, M., Wiehe, W., Lange, P. (2009): How biological crusts are stabilizing the soil surface - organo-mineral interactions in the initial phase. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 11.  EGU2009-8635. (Abstract)

  24. Veste, M. (2006): The importance of cryptogamic soil crusts for ecosystem functioning. In: Sino-German Symposium on Biodiversity and its Role for Ecosytem Functionig and Services. 4. October 2006, Urumqi, China.

  25. Veste, M., Littmann, T., Breckle, S.-W., Yair, A. (2006): Climatic gradients and ecosystem functioning at a desert margin and their consequences for the impact of climate change. Verhandlungen Gesellschaft für Ökologie 36: 29.

  26. Veste, M.,  Schroeter, B., Hermann, J., Feuerer, T.,  Frahm,, J.-P.,  Green,T.G.A., Sancho, L. (2006): Influence of temperature and light intensity on the photosynthesis of the lichens Usnea aurantiaco-atra and Usnea antarctica  from the maritime Antarctic. Verhandlungen Gesellschaft für Ökologie 36: 299. (Abstract)

  27. Veste, M. (2006): The importance of cryptogamic soil crusts for rehabilitation of soils in drylands. Verhandlungen Gesellschaft für Ökologie 36: 352.

  28. Veste, M., Littmann, T., Breckle, S.-W., Yair, A. (2006):  Biological soil crusts influencing ecosystem processes and vegetation pattern in desert sand dunes of the Negev (Israel). In: Jahrestreffen des Arbeitskreises Biogeographie im VGDH, 18.-21. Mai 2006, Geographisches Institut der Universität Bonn, Tagungsband, p. 78

  29. Veste, M., Littmann, T., Russow, R., Yair, A.,  Breckle, S.-W. (2006): Importance of biological soil crusts for ecosystem processes and soil development in drylands. In: Boden und Desertifikation - Integriertes Forschen für den nachhaltigen Umgang mit Böden in Trockengebieten. Arbeitskreises Bodengeographie, 5.-6. Mai 2006, Hamburg. p. 17-18.

  30. Veste, M., Gao, J, Sun, B., Breckle, S.-W., Littmann, T., Yair, A. (2006): Dune Stabilisation in Drylands: Biological Soil Crusts in the Negev (Israel) and Tengger desert (China). In: Tagung Wüstenränder - multidimensional. Bayreuth 13.-14. Januar 2006. Abstract.

  31. Feuerer, T., Herber, B., Schultz, M., Veste, M. (2006): Biodiversity of biological crusts. In: Tagung Wüstenränder - multidimensional. Bayreuth 13.-14. Januar 2006, Abstract.

  32. Littmann, T., Veste, M.(2006): Microclimatic boundary conditions for biological soil crusts in desert sand dune. In: Tagung Wüstenränder - multidimensional. Bayreuth 13.-14. Januar 2006. Abstract.

  33. Veste, M., Hermann, J., Wirtz, N., Lumbsch, T., Printzen, C., Feuerer, T., Frahm, J.-P., Green, T.G.A., Sancho, L., Schroeter, B. (2005): Ecophysiologcial investigations on bipolar lichens from the maritime Antartic: comparative studies of photosynthetic performance of  Usnea aurantiaco-atra. Verhandlungen Gesellschaft für Ökologie 35: 272.  (Abstract)

  34. Veste, M., Russow, R. (2004): Fixation of atmospheric nitrogen by cyanobacteria in biological soil crusts covering arid sand dunes. In: Botanikertagung.  5.-10. September 2004, Braunschweig. Tagungsband. Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft, Vereinigung für Angewandte Botanik, Braunschweig.

  35. Russow, R., Veste, M.  (2004): Estimation of the microbial fixation of atmospheric nitrogen by cyanobacteria containing biological soil crusts and lichens using the natural 15N abundance method in the north-western Negev desert (Israel). In: Joint European Stable Isotope Users group Meeting, Wien, 30. August – 3.September, Wien, Austria, Book of Abstracts.

  36. Veste, M., Breckle, S.-W., Littmann, T. (2000): Dewfall and soil lichen activity in sand dunes of the north-western Negev (Israel). In: 5. Jahrestagung des Arbeitskreises Experimentelle Ökologie der Gesellschaft für Ökologie 16.-18. April 2000, Düsseldorf. Abstract

  37. Veste, M. (1999): Wie Mikroorganismen Sanddünen stabilisieren - ein interdisziplinärer Beitrag zur Desertifikationsbekämpfung. In: 52. Deutscher Geographentag Hamburg, Workshop Ressourcenmanagement in ariden Gebieten, 7.October 1999, Hamburg, Germany.

  38. Veste, M., Breckle. S.-W., Littmann, T., Kalek, J., Yair, A. (1999): The ecology of biological soil crusts on desert sand dunes of the northern Negev (Israel). In: Breckle, S.-W., Scheffer, A., Veste, M., Wucherer, W. (eds.), BMBF/ UNESCO/ UNCCD- Seminar „Ecological Problems of Sustainable Land-Use in Deserts“, 5.-9. May 1999.Königswinter, Germany, Bielefelder Ökologische Beiträge 15, p. 72

  39. Veste, M., Breckle, S.-W., Yair, A. (1998): The importance of biological soil crusts for processes in  linear dune systems of the northern Negev Desert - How mircroorganisms influence  ecosystems. In: INTECOL 19-25 July 1998, Florence, Italy, Florence, Italy. (Poster)

  40. Veste, M., Friedrich, H., Breckle, S.-W., Yair, A. (1998): Die Rolle biologischer Krusten in tropiscehn und subtropischen Wüsten. In: Dalitz, H., Haverkamp, M., Homeier, J, Breckle, S.-W. (Hrsg.) Kurzbeiträge zur Tropenökologie, Bielefelder Ökologische Beiträge 12, p.158. (Poster)


Presentations

  1. Veste, M. (2012): Biological Soil Crusts: Influence of ecosystem development through microorganisms(PDF downlaod)
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