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(56) Simon J, Bilela S, Rennenberg H (2021) Nitrogen uptake capacity of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) only partially depends on tree age. Trees, doi: 10.1007/s00468-021-02190-z.

(55) Reuter R, Ferlian O, Tarkka M, Eisenhauer N, Pritsch K, #Simon, J (2021) Tree species rather than type of mycorrhizal association drives inorganic and organic nitrogen acquisition in tree-tree interactions. Tree Physiology, doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpa059. pdf


(54) Bueno A, Pritsch K, #Simon J (2020) Responses of native and invasive woody seedlings to combined competition and drought are species-specific. Tree Physiology 41(3), 343-357, doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpaa134. pdf

Simon J, Bueno A, Pritsch K (2021) Data from: Responses of native and invasive woody seedlings to combined competition and drought are species-specific. Dryad, Dataset,

(53) Adamczyk B, Heinonsalo J, #Simon J (2020) Mechanisms of carbon sequestration in highly organic ecosystems – importance of chemical ecology. ChemistryOpen 9(4), 464-469 (invited review), doi: 10.1002/open.202000015. pdf

(52) Adamczyk B, Simon J, eds. (2019) Plant secondary compounds in forest ecosystems under global change: from defense to carbon sequestration. Lausanne: Frontiers Media (ebook), doi: 10.3389/978-2-88963-010-3. pdf

(51) #Simon J, Adamczyk B (2019) Plant secondary compounds in forest ecosystems under global change: From defense to carbon sequestration. Frontiers in Plant Science, Functional Plant Ecology (research topic editorial), doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00831. pdf

(50) Bueno A, Pritsch K, Simon J (2019) Species-specific outcome in the competition for nitrogen between invasive and native tree seedlings. Frontiers in Plant Science, Functional Plant Ecology (special issue Woody plants and ecosystems in a complex world – ecological interactions and physiological functioning above and below ground, invited), doi: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00337. pdf


(49) #Simon J,  Dörken VM, l.-M.-Arnold A, Adamczyk B (2018) Environmental conditions and species identity drive metabolite levels in green leaves and leaf litter of 14 temperate woody species. Forests 9 (12), 775 (special issue Influence of tree species on forest soils under global change: new evidences from field studies, invited), doi: 10.3390/f9120775. pdf

(48) Bueno A, Greenfield L, Pritsch K, Schmidt S, Simon J (2018) Responses to competition for nitrogen between subtropical native tree seedlings and exotic grasses are species-specific and mediated by soil N availabilityTree Physiology, doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpy096. pdf

(47) Lang CP, Merkt N, Geilfus CM, Graeff-Hönninger S, Simon J, Rennenberg H, Zörb C (2018) Interaction between grapevines and trees: effects on water relations, nitrogen nutrition, and wine. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science 65, 224-239, doi: 10.1080/03650340.2018.1493197. pdf

(46) Adamczyk B, Adamczyk S, Smolander A, Kitunen V, Simon J (2018) Plant secondary metabolites – missing pieces in the soil organic matter puzzle of boreal forests. Soil Systems 2(1), 2 (invited review for the special issue Soil organic matter dynamics), doi: 10.3390/soils2010002. pdf 


(45) Adamczyk B, #Simon J, Kitunen V, Adamczyk S, Smolander A (2017) Tannins and their complex interaction with different organic nitrogen compounds and enzymes: Old paradigms versus recent advances. ChemistryOpen 6 (5), 610-614 (invited review for the virtual issue Translational Chemistry). doi: 10.1002/open.201700113. pdf

(44) #Simon J, Schmidt S, eds. (2017) Plant competition in a changing world. Lausanne: Frontiers Media (ebook), doi: 10.3389/978-2-88945-205-7. pdf

(43) Grüning M, #Simon J, Rennenberg H, l.-M.-Arnold A (2017) Defoliating insect mass infestation affects soil N fluxes and tree N nutrition in Scots pine forests. Frontiers in Plant Science, Functional Plant Ecology 8, 954, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00954. pdf

(42) Tausz M, Bilela S, Bahrami H, Armstrong R, Fitzgerald G, O´Leary G, Simon J, Tausz-Posch S, Rennenberg H (2017) Nitrogen nutrition and aspects of root growth and function of two wheat cultivars under elevated [CO2]. Environmental and Experimental Botany 140, 1-7, doi: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2017.05.010. pdf

(41) #Simon J, Dannenmann M, Pena R, Gessler A, Rennenberg H (2017) Nitrogen nutrition of beech forests in a changing climate: Importance of plant-soil-microbe water, carbon, and nitrogen interactions. Plant and Soil  148, 89-114 (invited Marschner Review), doi: 10.1007/s11104-017-3293-y. pdf

(40) #Simon J, Schmidt S (2017) Plant competition in a changing world. Frontiers in Plant Science, Functional Plant Ecology 8, 651 (research topic editorial), doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.00651. pdf

(39) Hu B, Zhou M, Bilela S, Simon J, Dannenmann M, Liu X, Alfarraj S, Hou L, Chen H, Zhang S, Butterbach-Bahl K, Rennenberg H (2017) Nitrogen nutrition of native and introduced forest tree species in N-limited ecosystems of the Qinling Mountains, China.  Trees 31 (4), 1189-1202, doi: 10.1007/s00468-017-1537-3. pdf

(38) Adamczyk B, Karonen M, Adamczyk S, Engström M, Laakso T, Saranpää P, Kitunen V, Smolander A, Simon J (2017) Tannins can slow-down but also speed-up soil enzymatic activity in boreal forest. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 107, 60-67, doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2016.12.027. pdf

(37) Hu B, Zhou M, Dannenmann M, Saiz G, Simon J, Bilela S, Liu X, Hou L, Chen H, Zhang S, Butterbach-Bahl K, Rennenberg H (2017) Comparison of nitrogen nutrition and soil carbon status of afforested stands established in degraded soil of the Loess Plateau, China. Forest Ecology and Management 389, 46-58, doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.12.011. pdf


(36) l.-M.-Arnold A, Simon J, Grüning M, Reinhardt A-B, Thies C (2016) Forest defoliater pests alter carbon and nitrogen cycles. Royal Society Open Science, 3, 160361, doi: 10.1098/rsos.160361. pdf

(35) Leberecht M, Dannenmann M, Tejedor J, Simon J, Rennenberg H, Polle A (2016) Segregation of nitrogen use between ammonium and nitrate of ectomycorrhizas and beech trees. Plant, Cell and Environment 39 (12), 2691-2700, doi: 10.1111/pce.12820. pdf

(34) Dannenmann M, Bimüller C, Gschwendtner S, Leberecht M, Tejedor J, Bilela S, Gasche R, Hanewinkel M, Baltensweiler A, Kögel-Knabner I, Polle A, Schloter M, Simon J, Rennenberg H (2016) Climate change impairs nitrogen cycling in European beech forests. PLoS ONE 11 (7), e0158823, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0158823. pdf

(33) Jaborsky M, Maierhofer T, Olbrich A, Escalante-Pérez M, Müller H, Simon J, Krol E, Cuin TA, Fromm J, Ache P, Geiger D, Hedrich R (2016) SLAH3-type anion channel expressed in poplar secretory epithelia operates in calcium kinase CPK-autonomous manner. New Phytologist 210 (3), 922-933, doi: 10.1111/nph.13841. pdf

(32) Netzer F, Thöm C, Celepirovic N, Ivanković M, Dounavi A, Simon J, Herschbach C, Rennenberg H (2016) Drought effects on C, N and P nutrition and the antioxidative system of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) seedlings depend on geographic origin. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 179, 136-150, doi:  10.1002/jpln.201500461. pdf

(31) Dong F, #Simon J, Rienks M, Schäffer J, von Wilpert K, Rennenberg H (2016) Environmental effects on soil NO concentration and root N uptake in beech and spruce forests. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science 179, 244-256, doi: 10.1002/jpln.201500191. pdf

(30) Li X, Rennenberg H, #Simon J (2016) Seasonal variation in N uptake strategies in the understorey of a beech-dominated N-limited forest ecosystem depends on N source and species. Tree Physiology 36, 589-600, doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpv132. pdf

(29) Dounavi A, Netzer F, Celepirovic N, Ivanković M, Burger J, Figueroa AG, Schön S, Simon J, Cremer E, Fussi B, Konnert M, Rennenberg H (2016) Genetic and physiological differences of European beech provenances (F. sylvatica L.) exposed to drought stress. Forest Ecology and Management 361, 226-236, doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2015.11.014. pdf


(28) Leberecht M, Dannenmann M, Gschwendtner S, Bilela S, Meier R, Simon J, Rennenberg H, Schloter M, Polle A (2015) Ectomycorrhizal communities on the roots of two beech (Fagus sylvatica) populations from contrasting climate differ in nitrogen acquisition in a common environment. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 81 (17), 5957-5967, doi: 10.1128/AEM.01481-15. pdf

(27) Dong F, #Simon J, Rienks M, Lindermayr C, Rennenberg H (2015) Effects of rhizopheric nitric oxide (NO) on N uptake in Fagus sylvatica seedlings depend on soil CO2 concentration, soil N availability, and N source. Tree Physiology 35 (8), 910-920, doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpv051. pdf

(26) Hu B, Simon J, Günthardt-Goerg MS, Arend M, Kuster TM, Rennenberg H (2015) Changes in the dynamics of foliar N metabolites in oak saplings by drought and air warming depend on species and soil type. PLoS ONE 10 (5), e0126701, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126701. pdf

(25) Li X, Rennenberg H, #Simon J (2015) Competition for nitrogen between Fagus sylvatica and Acer pseudoplatanus seedlings depends on soil nitrogen availability. Frontiers in Plant Science 6, 302, doi: 10.3389/fpls.2015.00302  (research topic Plant competition in a changing world). pdf


(24) Maierhofer T, Lind C, Hüttl S, Scherzer S, Papenfuß M, Simon J, Al-Rasheid KAS, Ache P, Rennenberg H, Hedrich R, Müller T, Geiger D (2014) A single pore residue renders the Arabidopsis root anion channel SLAH2 highly nitrate-selective. The Plant Cell  26 (6), 2554-2567, doi/10.1105/tpc.114.125849. pdf

(23) #Simon J, Li X, Rennenberg H (2014) Competition for nitrogen between European beech and sycamore maple shifts in favour of beech with decreasing light availability. Tree Physiology 34, 49-60, doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpt112. pdf


(22) Kruse J, Simon J, Rennenberg H (2013): Soil respiration and soil organic matter (SOM) decomposition in response to climate change. In: Climate change and forest adaptation in a polluted environment: Current status, upcoming scenarios, means of research (eds: R Matyssek, N Clarke, P Cudlin, TN Mikkelsen, J-P Tuovinen, G Wieser, E Paoletti), Elsevier, 648 p.

(21) Rennenberg H, Simon J (2013) Synthesis of section I: Growth and defense in plants – the players. In:  The alternatives growth and defense: resource allocation at multiple scales in plants. Nova Acta Leopoldina NF 114 (391), 93-96.

(20) Hu B, #Simon J, Rennenberg H (2013) Drought and air warming affect the species-specific levels of stress-related foliar metabolites of three oak species on acidic and calcareous soil. Tree Physiology 33 (5), 489-504, doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpt025. pdf

(19) Guo C, Simon J, Gasche R, Naumann PS, Bimüller C, Pena R, Polle A, Kögel-Knabner I, Zeller B, Rennenberg H, Dannenmann M (2013) Minor contribution of leaf litter to N nutrition of beech (Fagus sylvatica) seedlings in a mountainous beech forest of Southern Germany. Plant and Soil 369 (1-2), 657-668, doi: 10.1007/s11104-013-1603-6. pdf

(18) Pena R, Simon J, Rennenberg H, Polle A (2013) Ectomycorrhiza affect architecture and nitrogen partitioning of beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) seedlings under shade and drought. Environmental and Experimental Botany 87, 207-217, doi: 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2012.11.005. pdf

(17) #Simon J, Dong F, Buegger F, Rennenberg H (2013) Rhizospheric NO affects N uptake and metabolism in Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) seedlings depending on soil N availability and N source. Plant, Cell and Environment 36 (5), 1019-1026, doi: 10.1111/pce.12034. pdf

(16) Guo C, Dannenmann M, Gasche R, Zeller B, Papen H, Polle A, Rennenberg H, #Simon J (2013) Preferential use of root litter compared to leaf litter by beech seedlings and soil microorganisms. Plant and Soil 368 (1-2), 519-534, doi: 10.1007/s11104-012-1521-z. pdf

(15) Hu B, #Simon J, Kuster TM, Arend M, Siegwolf R, Rennenberg H (2013) Nitrogen partitioning in oak leaves depends on species, provenance, climate conditions, and soil type. Plant Biology 15 (Suppl. 1), 198-209 (special issue Woody plant performance in a changing global environment), doi: 10.1111/j.1438-8677.2012.00658.x. pdf

before 2013

(14) Bilela S, Dounavi A, Fussi B, Konnert M, Holst J, Mayer H, Rennenberg H, Simon J (2012) Natural regeneration of Fagus sylvatica L. adapts with maturation to warmer and drier microclimatic conditions. Forest Ecology and Management 275, 60-67, doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2012.03.009. pdf

(13) #Simon J, Dannenmann M, Gasche R, Holst J, Mayer H, Papen H, Rennenberg H (2011) Competition for nitrogen between adult European beech and its offspring is reduced by avoidance strategy. Forest Ecology and Management 262, 105-114, doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2011.01.035. pdf

(12) Winkler JB, Dannenmann M, Simon J, Pena R, Offermann C, Sternad W, Clemenz C, Naumann PS, Gasche R, Kögel-Knabner I,  Gessler A, Rennenberg H, Polle A (2010) Carbon and nitrogen balance in beech roots under competitive pressure of soil-borne microorganisms induced by girdling, drought and glucose application. Functional Plant Biology 37 (9), 879-889, doi: 10.1071/FP09309. pdf

(11) Stoelken G, #Simon J, Ehlting B, Rennenberg H (2010) The presence of amino acids affects inorganic N uptake in non-mycorrhizal seedlings of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.). Tree Physiology 30, 1118-1128 (special issue Tree nutrition), doi:10.1093/treephys/tpq050. pdf

(10) #Simon J, Gleadow RM, Woodrow IE (2010) Allocation of nitrogen to chemical defence and plant functional traits is constrained by soil N. Tree Physiology 30, 1111-1117 (special issue Tree nutrition), doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpq049. pdf

(9) Stoelken G, Pritsch K, Simon J, Mueller CW, Grams TEE, Esperschuetz J, Gayler S, Buegger F, Brueggemann N, Meier R, Zeller B, Winkler JB, Rennenberg H (2010) Enhanced ozone exposure of European beech (Fagus sylvatica) stimulates nitrogen mobilization from leaf litter and nitrogen accumulation in the soil. Plant Biosystems 144 (3), 537-546, doi: 10.1080/11263500903429346. pdf

(8) Pena R, Offermann C, Simon J, Naumann PS, Geßler A, Holst J, Dannenmann M, Mayer H, Kögel-Knabner I, Rennenberg H, Polle A (2010) Girdling affects ectomycorrhizal fungal (EMF) diversity and reveals functional differences in EMF community composition in a beech forest. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 76 (6), 1831-1841, doi: 10.1128/AEM.01703-09. pdf

(7) #Simon J, Waldhecker P, Brüggemann N, Rennenberg H(2010) Competition for nitrogen sources between European beech (Fagus sylvatica) and sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) seedlings. Plant Biology 12, 453-458, doi: 10.1111/j.1438-8677.2009.00225.x. pdf

(6) Adams M, Simon J, Pfautsch S (2010) Woody legumes: a (re)view from the south. Tree Physiology 30, 1072-1082 (special issue Tree nutrition, invited review), doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpq061. pdf

(5) Rennenberg H, Dannenmann M, Gessler A, Kreuzwieser J, Simon J, Papen H (2009) Nitrogen balance in forest soils: nutritional limitation of plants under climate change stresses. Plant Biology 11 (Suppl. 1), 4-23 (invited review). pdf

(4) #Simon J, Stoelken G,Rienks M, Rennenberg H (2009) Rhizospheric NO interacts with  the acquisition of reduced N sources by the roots of European beech (Fagus sylvatica). FEBS Letters 583, 2907-2910, doi: 10.1016/j.febslet.2009.07.052. pdf

(3) Dannenmann M, +Simon J, Gasche R, Holst J, Naumann PS, Kögel-Knabner I, Knicker H, Mayer H, Schloter M, Pena R, Polle A, Rennenberg H, Papen H (2009)  Tree girdling provides insight on the role of labile carbon in nitrogen partitioning between soil microorganisms and adult European beech. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 41, 1622–1631, doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2009.04.024. +equal contribution to first authorship   pdf

(2) #Simon J, Miller RE, Woodrow IE (2007) Variation in defence strategies in two species of the genus Beilschmiedia under differing soil nutrient and rainfall conditions. Plant Biology 9, 152-157, doi: 10.1055/s-2006-924537. pdf

(1) Miller RE, Simon J, Woodrow IE (2006) Cyanogenesis in the Australian tropical rainforest endemic Brombya platynema (Rutaceae): chemical characterisation and polymorphism. Functional Plant Biology 33 (5), 477-486, doi: 10.1071/FP05305 (Best Paper Award 2006). pdf

#corresponding author