Updated: 17.01.2022

Below is a list of my peer-reviewed publications, you can find an up-to-date list at googlescholar:


  • Hertzog, L. R., Vandegehuchte, M. L., Dekeukeleire, D., Dekoninck, W., De Smedt, P., van Schrojenstein Lantman, I., … & Lens, L. (2021). Mixing of tree species is especially beneficial for biodiversity in fragmented landscapes, without compromising forest functioning. Journal of Applied Ecology, 58(12), 2903-2913.

  • Hertzog, L. R., Frank, C., Klimek, S., Röder, N., Böhner, H. G., & Kamp, J. (2021). Model‐based integration of citizen science data from disparate sources increases the precision of bird population trends. Diversity and Distributions, 27(6), 1106-1119.

  • Perring, M. P., Hertzog, L. R., De Groote, S. R., Dekeukeleire, D., Dekoninck, W., De Smedt, P., … & Lens, L. (2021). Overstorey composition shapes across‐trophic level community relationships in deciduous forest regardless of fragmentation context. Journal of Ecology, 109(4), 1591-1606.


  • Buzhdygan, O. Y., Meyer, S. T., Weisser, W. W., Eisenhauer, N., Ebeling, A., Borrett, S. R., … & Gleixner, G. (2020). Biodiversity increases multitrophic energy use efficiency, flow and storage in grasslands. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 4(3), 393-405. link

  • van Schrojenstein Lantman, I. M., Vesterinen, E. J., Hertzog, L. R., Martel, A., Verheyen, K., Lens, L., & Bonte, D. (2020). Body size and tree species composition determine variation in prey consumption in a forest-inhabiting generalist predator. bioRxiv. link


  • Dekeukeleire, D., van Schrojenstein Lantman, I. M., Hertzog, L. R., Vandegehuchte, M. L., Strubbe, D., Vantieghem, P., … & Lens, L. (2019). Avian top-down control affects invertebrate herbivory and sapling growth more strongly than overstorey species composition in temperate forest fragments. Forest Ecology and Management, 442, 1-9. link

  • Dekeukeleire, D., Hertzog, L. R., Vantieghem, P., van Schrojenstein Lantman, I. M., Sercu, B. K., Boonyarittichaikij, R., … & Lens, L. (2019). Forest fragmentation and tree species composition jointly shape breeding performance of two avian insectivores. Forest Ecology and Management, 443, 95-105. link

  • Lionel Hertzog, Daan Dekeukeleire, Dries Bonte, An Martel, Kris Verheyen, Luc Lens, Lander Baeten (2019) Kleine bossen functioneren beter wanneer ze gemengd zijn. Bosrevue 82a, 1-7.

  • Hertzog, L. R., Boonyarittichaikij, R., Dekeukeleire, D., de Groote, S. R., van Schrojenstein Lantman, I. M., Sercu, B. K., … & Martel, A. (2019). Forest fragmentation modulates effects of tree species richness and composition on ecosystem multifunctionality. Ecology, 100(4), e02653. link

  • Landuyt, D., De Lombaerde, E., Perring, M. P., Hertzog, L. R., Ampoorter, E., Maes, S. L., … & Sercu, B. K. (2019). The functional role of temperate forest understorey vegetation in a changing world. Global change biology. Global Change Biology link

  • Liu, J., Hertzog, L., Hu, G., Verheyen, K., & Yu, M. (2019). A Framework to Connect Biodiversity-Ecosystem Functioning Research to Habitat Fragmentation. In Current Trends in Landscape Research (pp. 381-394). Springer, Cham.

  • Maes, S. L., Perring, M. P., Depauw, L., Bernhardt‐Römermann, M., Blondeel, H., Brūmelis, G., … & Hédl, R. (2019). Plant functional trait response to environmental drivers across European temperate forest understorey communities. Plant Biology.

  • Sercu, B. K., Hertzog, L. R., De Groote, S. R., Baeten, L., Lens, L., Martel, A., … & Verheyen, K. (2019). Soil heterogeneity in tree mixtures depends on spatial clustering of tree species. Basic and Applied Ecology, 39, 38-47. link

  • Schuldt, A., Ebeling, A., Kunz, M., Staab, M., Guimarães-Steinicke, C., Bachmann, D., … & Härdtle, W. (2019). Multiple plant diversity components drive consumer communities across ecosystems. Nature communications, 10(1), 1460. link

  • van Schrojenstein Lantman, I. M., Hertzog, L. R., Vandegehuchte, M. L., Martel, A., Verheyen, K., Lens, L., & Bonte, D. (2018). Leaf herbivory is more impacted by forest composition than by tree diversity or edge effects. Basic and Applied Ecology, 29, 79-88. link

  • van Schrojenstein Lantman, I. M., Hertzog, L. R., Vandegehuchte, M. L., Martel, A., Verheyen, K., Lens, L., & Bonte, D. (2019). Forest edges, tree diversity and tree identity change leaf miner diversity in a temperate forest. Insect Conservation and Diversity. link

  • Vanhellemont, M., Sousa-Silva, R., Maes, S. L., Van den Bulcke, J., Hertzog, L., De Groote, S. R., … & Verheyen, K. (2019). Distinct growth responses to drought for oak and beech in temperate mixed forests. Science of the Total Environment, 650, 3017-3026. link


  • Guiz, J., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Hacker, N., Hertzog, L., Oelmann, Y., … & Hillebrand, H. (2018). Interspecific competition alters leaf stoichiometry in 20 grassland species. Oikos, 127(7), 903-914. link

  • Hertzog, L. R. (2018). How robust are Structural Equation Models to model miss-specification? A simulation study. arXiv preprint arXiv:1803.06186. link


  • Hertzog, L. R., Ebeling, A., Weisser, W. W., & Meyer, S. T. (2017). Plant diversity increases predation by ground‐dwelling invertebrate predators. Ecosphere, 8(11). link to full-text

  • Ebeling, A., Hines, J., Hertzog, L. R., Lange, M., Meyer, S. T., Simons, N. K., & Weisser, W. W. (2017). Plant diversity effects on arthropods and arthropod-dependent ecosystem functions in a biodiversity experiment. Basic and Applied Ecology. link

  • Meyer, S. T., Scheithe, L., Hertzog, L., Ebeling, A., Wagg, C., Roscher, C., & Weisser, W. W. (2017). Consistent increase in herbivory along two experimental plant diversity gradients over multiple years. Ecosphere, 8(7). link to full-text

  • Ebeling, A., Rzanny, M., Lange, M., Eisenhauer, N., Hertzog, L. R., Meyer, S. T., & Weisser, W. W. (2017). Plant diversity induces shifts in the functional structure and diversity across trophic levels. Oikos. link

  • Engel, J., Hertzog, L., Tiede, J., Wagg, C., Ebeling, A., Briesen, H., & Weisser, W. W. (2017). Pitfall trap sampling bias depends on body mass, temperature, and trap number: insights from an individual‐based model. Ecosphere, 8(4). link to full text


  • Meyer, S. T., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Hertzog, L., Hillebrand, H., Milcu, A., … & De Luca, E. (2016). Effects of biodiversity strengthen over time as ecosystem functioning declines at low and increases at high biodiversity. Ecosphere, 7(12). link to full-text

  • Hertzog, L. R., Meyer, S. T., Weisser, W. W., & Ebeling, A. (2016). Experimental manipulation of grassland plant diversity induces complex shifts in aboveground arthropod diversity. PloS one, 11(2), e0148768. link to full text

  • Hertzog, L. R., Ebeling, A., Meyer, S. T., Eisenhauer, N., Fischer, C., Hildebrandt, A., … & Weisser, W. W. (2016). High Survival of Lasius niger during Summer Flooding in a European Grassland. PloS one, 11(11), e0152777. link to full text


  • Baldacchino, F., Puech, L., Manon, S., Hertzog, L. R., & Jay-Robert, P. (2014). Biting behaviour of Tabanidae on cattle in mountainous summer pastures, Pyrenees, France, and effects of weather variables. Bulletin of entomological research, 104(4), 471-479. link

  • Hertzog, L. R., Besnard, A., & Jay‐Robert, P. (2014). Field validation shows bias‐corrected pseudo‐absence selection is the best method for predictive species‐distribution modelling. Diversity and distributions, 20(12), 1403-1413. link