Publications and work in progress

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Heinen, R., Sanchez-Mahecha, O., Bezemer, T.M., Dominoni, D., Kollmann, J., Pfeiffer, Z.A., Schloter, M., Sturm, S., Vlot, C., & Weisser, W.W. (manuscript in preparation). Partial reduction of artificial light at night has stronger detrimental effects on plant-aphid dynamics than fully lit nights.

Neuhaus, A.,# Ojeda Prieto, L.M.,# Eilers, E., Müller, C., Weisser, W.W., & Heinen, R. (manuscript in preparation) Specialized aphid species show preference towards specific chemotypes in Tanacetum vulgare.

Zhu, Y., Veen, G.F., Heinen, R., Jiang, M., Wang, D., Jin, H., & Bakker, E.S. (manuscript in preparation). Trophic rewilding of large herbivores affects grassland arthropod food webs via multiple mechanistic pathways.

De Long, J.R., Fry, E.L., Heinen, R., Heinze, J., Morriën, E., Png Gouchen, K., Sapsford, S. and Teste, F. (in preparation for Plant and Soil special issue on PSF). Plant-soil feedbacks: conflicting terminology and underrepresented areas of study.

Sanchez-Mahecha, O., Klink, S., Sturm, S., Rothballer, M., Weisser, W.W., Zytynska, S., Heinen, R. (manuscript in preparation) Heatwaves strengthen soil microbe-induced resistance against insect herbivores along a plant water availability gradient in barley.

De Long, J.R.#, Heinen, R.#, Hannula, S.E., Jongen, R., Steinauer, K., & Bezemer, T.M. (under review Plant & Soil). Belowground insect herbivory modifies the plant-litter feedback pathway, while aboveground insect herbivory does not.
#Equal contributions

Harvey, J.A., Tougeron, K., Gols, R., Heinen, R., et al. (under review Ecological Monographs) Scientists’ warning on climate change and insects.

Sanchez-Mahecha, O., Klink, S., Heinen, R., Rothballer, M., & Zytynska, S., (in revision Plant, Cell & Environment). Impaired AHL signalling increases microbial-induced plant resistance to herbivores across variable abiotic and biotic environments.


28) Huberty, M., Steinauer, K., Heinen, R., Jongen, R., Hannula, S.E., Choi, Y.H., & Bezemer, T.M. (2022). Temporal changes in plant soil feedback effects on microbial networks, leaf metabolomics and plant-insect interactions. Journal of Ecology

27) Heinen, R., Thakur, M.P., Hiddes-De Fries, J., Steinauer, K., Vandenbrande, S., Jongen, R., & Bezemer, T.M. (2022). Foliar herbivory creates subtle soil legacy effects that alter future herbivores via changes in plant community biomass allocation. Functional Ecology.


26) Heinen, R., (2021) A spotlight on the phytobiome: plant-mediated interactions in an illuminated world. Basic and Applied Ecology. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2021.10.007

25) Jongen, R., Hannula, S.E., De Long, J.R., Heinen, R., Huberty, M., Steinauer, K., & Bezemer, T.M. (2021) Plant community legacy effects on nutrient cycling, fungal decomposer communities and decomposition in a temperate grassland. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. doi: 10.1016/j.soilbio.2021.108450

24) Hannula, S.E.#, Heinen, R.#, Huberty, M., Steinauer, K., De Long, J.R., Jongen, R., & Bezemer, T.M. (2021) Persistence of plant-mediated microbial soil legacy effects in soil and inside roots. Nature Communications. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-25971-z #Equal contributions

23) Geisen, S., Heinen, R., Andreou, E., van Lent, T., ten Hooven, F., & Thakur, M.P., (2021) Contrasting effects of soil microbial interactions on growth‐defence relationships between early‐ and mid‐successional plant communities. New Phytologist. doi: 10.1111/nph.17609


22) Gomes, S.I.F., Kielak, A.M., Hannula, S.E., Heinen, R., Jongen, R., Keesmaat, I., De Long, J.R., & Bezemer, T.M. (2020) Microbiomes of a specialist caterpillar contain core bacteria but also resemble the soil microbial community. Animal Microbiome.

21) Harvey, J.A.#, Heinen, R.#, Gols, R.#, Thakur, M.P.#. (2020). Climate change-mediated temperature extremes and insects: from outbreaks to breakdowns. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.15377
#Equal contributions

20) Heinen, R., Steinauer, K., De Long, J.R., Jongen, R., Biere, A., Harvey, J.A., & Bezemer, T.M. (2020). Exogenous application of plant hormones in the field alters aboveground plant-insect responses and belowground nutrient availability, but does not lead to differences in plant-soil feedbacks. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. doi: 10.1007/s11829-020-09775-4

19) De Long, J.R., Heinen, R., Jongen, R., Hannula, S.E., Huberty, M., Kielak, A.M., Steinauer, K., & Bezemer, T.M., (2020) How plant-soil feedback maternal effects influence the next generation of plants. Ecological Research. doi: 10.1111/1440-1703.12165
This paper received the 22nd Ecological Research Paper Award at the Ecological Society of Japan.

18) Schneijderberg, M., Cheng, X., Franken, C., de Hollander, M., van Velzen, R., Schmitz, L., Heinen, R., Geurts, R., van der Putten, W.H., Bezemer, T.M, & Bisseling, T. (2020). Quantitative comparison between the rhizosphere effect of Arabidopsis thaliana and co-occurring plant species with a longer life history. The ISME Journal. doi: 10.1038/s41396-020-0695-2

17) Steinauer, K., Heinen, R., Hannula, S.E., De Long, J.R., Huberty, M., Jongen, R., Wang, M., and Bezemer, T.M. (2020) Above-belowground linkages of functionally dissimilar plant communities and soil properties in a grassland experiment. Ecosphere. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.3246

16) Huberty, M., Choi, Y.H., Heinen, R., & Bezemer, T.M. (2020). Aboveground plant metabolomic responses to plant-soil feedbacks and herbivory. Journal of Ecology, 108, 1703-1712. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.13394

15) Heinen, R.#, Hannula, S.E.#, De Long, J.R.#, Huberty, M., Jongen, R., Kielak, A.M., Steinauer, K., Zhu, F., & Bezemer, T.M. (2020). Soil legacies mediated by plant community traits steer grassland vegetation. Ecology Letters, 23, 973-982. doi: 10.1111/ele.13497
#Equal contributions 

14) Harvey, J.A., Heinen, R., et al. (2020). International scientists formulate a roadmap for insect conservation and recovery. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 4, 174–176. doi: 10.1038/s41559-019-1079-8 



13) Hannula, S.E., Kielak, A.M., Steinauer, K., Huberty, M., Jongen, R., De Long, J.R., Heinen, R., & Bezemer, T.M., (2019). Time after time: Temporal variation in the effects of plant species and plant functional groups on soil bacterial and fungal communities. mBio. doi: 10.1128/mBio.02635-19

12) Heinen, R., Biere, A., & Bezemer, T.M., (2019). Plant traits interactively shape soil legacy effects on individual plant-insect interactions. Oikos, 129, 261-273. doi: 10.1111/oik.06812

11) De Long, J.R., Heinen, R., Steinauer, K., Hannula, S.E., Huberty, M., Jongen, R., Vandenbrande, S., Wang, M., Zhu, F., & Bezemer, T.M. (accepted). Taking plant-soil feedbacks to the field in a temperate grassland. Basic and Applied Ecology. 40, 30-42. doi: 10.1016/j.baae.2019.08.001

10) Hannula, S.E.#, Zhu, F.#, Heinen, R.#, & Bezemer, T.M.# (2019). Foliar-feeding insects acquire microbiomes from the soil rather than the host plant. Nature Communications. doi:10.1038/s41467-019-09284-w #Equal contributions

9) Heinen, R. & Harvey, J.A. (2019). Spatial and temporal diversity in hyperparasitoid communities of Cotesia glomerata on garlic mustard, Alliaria petiolata. Ecological Entomology. doi:10.1111/een.12710 


8) Harvey, J. A., Visser, B., Lammers, M., Marien, J., Gershenzon, J., Ode, P., Heinen, R., Gols, R., & Ellers, J. (2018). Ant-like traits in wingless parasitoids repel attack from wolf spiders. Journal of Chemical Ecology, 44(10), 894-904. doi:10.1007/s10886-018-0989-2

7) Zhu, F.#, Heinen, R.#, Van der Sluijs, M., Raaijmakers, C., Biere, A., & Bezemer, T. M. (2018). Species-specific plant soil feedbacks affect gene expression and defense chemistry in Plantago lanceolata. Oecologia, 188(3), 801-811. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12907 #Equal contributions

6) Heinen, R., Biere, A., Harvey, J. A., & Bezemer, T. M. (2018). Effects of soil organisms on aboveground plant-insect interactions in the field: patterns, mechanisms and the role of methodology. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.3389/fevo.2018.00106

5) Heinen, R., van der Sluijs, M., Biere, A., Harvey, J. A., & Bezemer, T. M. (2018). Plant community composition but not plant traits determine the outcome of soil legacy effects on plants and insects. Journal of Ecology106(3), 1217-1229. doi:10.1111/1365-2745.12907


4) Harvey, J. A., Essens, T. A., Las, R. A., van Veen, C., Visser, B., Ellers, J., Heinen, R., & Gols, R. (2017). Honey and honey-based sugars partially affect reproductive trade-offs in parasitoids exhibiting different life-history and reproductive strategies. Journal of Insect Physiology98, 134-140. doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2016.12.003

3) Gussekloo, S. W., Berthaume, M. A., Pulaski, D. R., Westbroek, I., Waarsing, J. H., Heinen, R., Grosse, I., & Dumont, E. R. (2017). Functional and evolutionary consequences of cranial fenestration in birds. Evolution71(5), 1327-1338. doi:10.1111/evo.13210


2) Harvey, J. A., Fei, M., Lammers, M., Kos, M., Zhu, F., Heinen, R., Poelman, E.H., & Gols, R. (2016). Development of a solitary koinobiont hyperparasitoid in different instars of its primary and secondary hosts. Journal of Insect Physiology90, 36-42. doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2016.05.006

1) Heinen, R., Gols, R., & Harvey, J. A. (2016). Black and garlic mustard plants are highly suitable for the development of two native pierid butterflies. Environmental Entomology45(3), 671-676. doi:10.1093/ee/nvw024