Sebastian Wolfrum

Research Associate
Chair of Organic Agriculture and Agronomy
Technische Universität München, Germany

Fields of interest:

organic agriculture, sustainable intensification, biodiversity and conservation, ecosystem services, agro-ecology, soil fertility, agroforestry, GIS and landscape metrics, statistical modelling and data science, remote sensing and mapping of vegetation, environmental education

Recent publications:

Wolfrum, S., Siebrecht, N., Hülsbergen, K.-J. (2013): Efficient biodiversity indicators in the context of sustainable agriculture – background, development and application. In Soňa Dušková (Ed.): Current Trends in Agronomy for Sustainable Agriculture. Proceedings of the International Ph.D. Students Summer School. Brno, 09.-13. 11. 2013. Mendel University Brno, Faculty of Agronomy. Brno, 39-48.

Lüscher, G., Jeanneret, P., Schneider, M.K., Turnbull, L.A., Arndorfer, M., Balázs, K., Báldi, A., Bailey, D., Bernhardt, K.G., Choisis, J.-P., Elek, Z., Frank, T., Friedel, J.K., Kainz, M., Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Oschatz, M.-L., Paoletti, M.G., Papaja-Hülsbergen, S., Sarthou, J.-P., Siebrecht, N., Wolfrum, S., Herzog, F. (2014): Responses of plants, earthworms, spiders and bees to geographic location, agricultural management and surrounding landscape in European arable fields. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 186, 124-134.

Schneider, M.K., Lüscher, G., Jeanneret, P., Arndorfer, M., Ammari, Y., Bailey, D., Balázs, K., Báldi, A., Choisis, J.-P., Dennis, P., Eiter, S., Fjellstad, W., Fraser, M.D., Frank, T., Friedel, J.K., Garchi, S., Geijzendorffer, I.R., Gomiero, T., Gonzalez-Bornay, G., Hector, A., Jerkovich, G., Jongman, Rob H G, Kakudidi, E., Kainz, M., Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Moreno, G., Nkwiine, C., Opio, J., Oschatz, M.-L., Paoletti, M.G., Pointereau, P., Pulido, F.J., Sarthou, J.-P., Siebrecht, N., Sommaggio, D., Turnbull, L.A., Wolfrum, S., Herzog, F. (2014): Gains to species diversity in organically farmed fields are not propagated at the farm level. Nature Communications, 5, art. no. 4151.

Targetti, S., Herzog, F., Geijzendorffer, I.R., Wolfrum, S., Arndorfer, M., Balàzs, K., Choisis, J.P., Dennis, P., Eiter, S., Fjellstad, W., Friedel, J.K., Jeanneret, P., Jongman, R., Kainz, M., Luescher, G., Moreno, G., Zanetti, T., Sarthou, J.P., Stoyanova, S., Wiley, D., Paoletti, M.G., Viaggi, D. (2014) Estimating the cost of different strategies for measuring farmland biodiversity: Evidence from a Europe-wide field evaluation. Ecological Indicators 45, 434-443.

Wolfrum, S., Siebrecht, N., Papaja-Hülsbergen, S., Kainz, M., Hülsbergen, K.-J. (2014): Anecic, endogeic, epigeic or all three – acknowledging the compositional nature of earthworm ecological group data in biodiversity analysis. In G. Rahmann, U. Aksoy (Eds.): Building Organic Bridges. Proceedings of the 4th ISOFAR Scientific Conference at the Organic World Congress 2014. Thuenen Report 20. Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany, 531–534.

Wolfrum, S., Siebrecht, N., Papaja-Hülsbergen, S., Lüscher, G., Jeanneret, P., Arndorfer, M., Friedel, J.K., Paoletti, M.G., Kainz, M., Hülsbergen, K.-J., Herzog, F., (2014): Complex indicators for earthworm (Lumbricus terrestris) population viability – a PLS-PM path model approach. In V. Esposito Vinci, G. Saporta (Eds.): PLS 2014 Book of Abstracts, Paris, 175-176.

Wolfrum, S., Zvorykina, A., Lu, J., Chmelíková, L., Huber, J., Köhler, A., Schmid, H., Hülsbergen, K.-J. (2014): Do agroforestry systems promote a thriving nightlife? Assessing bat activity with an easy to use standardized protocol. In J.H.N. Palma, A. Chalmin, P. Burgess, J. Smith, M. Strachan, J. Ruiz Mirazo, A. Rosati, (Eds.): 2nd European Agroforestry Conference: integrating science & policy to promote agroforestry practice: Book of Abstracts. EURAF, Cottbus, 39-41.

Chmelíková, L., Wolfrum, S., Schmid, H., Hejcman, M., Hülsbergen, K.-J. (2015): Seasonal development of biomass yield in grass–legume mixtures on different soils and development of above- and belowground organs of Medicago sativa. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science, 61 (3), 329-346.

Wolfrum, S., Zvorykina, A., Köhler, A., Papaja-Hülsbergen, S. (2015): Earthworm diversity and ecosystem services in agriculture – Choosing appropriate taxon indicators and measurements. Acta fytotechnica et zootechnica, 18 (Special Issue), 163-165.

Geijzendorffer, I.R., Targetti, S., Brus, D.J., Jeanneret, P., Jongman, R.H.G., Knotters, M., Schneider, M.K., Viaggi, D., Angelova, Arndorfer, S., Bailey, M., D., Balázs, K., Báldi, A., Bogers, M.M.B., Bunce, R.G.H., Choisis, J.-P., Dennis, P., Eiter, S., Fjellstad, W., Friedel, J.K., Gomiero, T., Griffioen, A., Kainz, M., Kovács-Hostyánszki, A., Lüscher, G., Moreno, G., Nascimbene, J., Paoletti, M.G., Pointereau, P., Sarthou, J.-P., Siebrecht, N., Staritsky, I., Stoyanova, S., Wolfrum, S., Herzog, F. (2016): How much would it cost to monitor farmland biodiversity in Europe?. Journal of Applied Ecology, 53(1), 140-149.