AG Ökosystemanalyse

Dr. Kai Riess

Wissenschaftler, Laborbeauftragter Campus Landau


Fortstr. 7
Gebäude G , Raum 1.06
76829 Landau


Tel.: +49 6341 280-31190


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seit 2022Laborbeauftragter Campus Landau
seit 2016PostDoc am Institut für Umweltwissenschaften, RPTU
2014-2015PostDoc am Institut für Evolution und Ökologie, Universität Tübingen (Projekt: Evolutionäre Baustellen bei Ustilaginomycotina)
2010–2014Promotion am Institut für Evolution und Ökologie, Universität Tübingen (Titel der Dissertation: Determinanten der phylogenetischen Diversität und Struktur mutualistischer Sebacinales-Gemeinschaften)
2003-2009Studium der Biologie, Universität Rostock und Universität Tübingen (Titel der Diplomarbeit: Endophytische Sebacinales assoziiert mit Getreide und dessen Begleitpflanzen)

1. Pflanzenkartierung am renaturierten Sulzbach [Details]

2. Pflanzen-assoziierte Pilze auf dem EERES-Gelände [Details]


Duque T, Chowdhury S, Isaia M, Pekár S, Riess K, Scherf G, Schäfer RB & Entling MH (2023) Sensitivity of spiders from different ecosystems to lambda-cyhalothrin: effects of phylogeny and climate. Pest Management Science: in press.

Schmitz D, Girardi J, Ullrich E, Muñoz-Sepulveda K, Bundschuh M, Riess K & Schirmel J (2023) Fallopia japonica and Impatiens glandulifera are colonized by species-poor root-associated fungal communities but have minor impacts on soil properties in riparian habitats. Biological Invasions: 25, 2199–2218.

Manfrin A, Schirmel J, Mendoza Lera C, (...), Riess K (...) & Schulz R (2023) SystemLink: moving beyond aquatic-terrestrial interactions. Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin 32: 77-81.

Schmitz D, Girardi J, Jamin J, Bundschuh M, Geng B, Feldmann R, Rösch V, Riess K & Schirmel J (2023) Copper Uptake and Its Effects on Two Riparian Plant Species, the Native Urtica dioica, and the Invasive Fallopia japonica. Plants 12: 481.


Girardi J, Korz S, Muñoz K, Jamin J, Schmitz D, Rösch V, Riess K, Schützenmeister K, Jungkunst H & Brunn M (2022) Nitrification inhibition by polyphenols from invasive Fallopia japonica under copper stress. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science: 185: 923–934.


Garnica S, Sandoval-Leiva P & Riess K (2021) Phylogenetic relationships in the genus Podoserpula and description of P. aliweni, a new species from Chile. Mycologia 113: 1110-1121. [Link]

Kenngott KGJ, Riess K, Muñoz K, Schaumann GE, Buhk C & Diehl D (2021) Flood Pulse Irrigation of Meadows Shapes Soil Chemical and Microbial Parameters More Than Mineral Fertilization. Soil Systems 5: 24. [Link]


Riess K, Schön ME, Ziegler R, Lutz M, Shivas RG, Piątek M & Garnica S (2019) The origin and diversification of the Entorrhizales: deep evolutionary roots but recent speciation with a phylogenetic and phenotypic split between associates of the Cyperaceae and Juncaceae. Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 19: 13-30. [Link]


Piątek M, Riess K, Karasiński D, Yorou NA & Lutz M (2016) Integrative analysis of the West African Ceraceosorus africanus sp. nov. provides insights into the diversity, biogeography, and evolution of the enigmatic Ceraceosorales (Fungi: Ustilaginomycotina). Organisms, Diversity & Evolution 16: 743–760. [Link]

Garnica S, Riess K, Schön ME, Oberwinkler F & Setaro SD (2016) Divergence times and phylogenetic patterns of Sebacinales, a highly diverse and widespread fungal lineage. PLoS ONE 11: e0149531. [Link]

Garnica S, Schön ME, Abarenkov K, Riess K, Liimatainen K, Niskanen T, Balint D, Soop K, Froeslev T, Jeppesen T, Peintner U, Brandrud TE, Saar G, Oertel B & Ammirati J (2016) Determining threshold values for barcoding fungi: lessons from Cortinarius (Basidiomycota), a highly diverse and widespread ectomycorrhizal genus. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 98: fiw045. [Link]

Riess K, Schön M, Lutz M, Butin H, Oberwinkler F & Garnica S (2016) On the evolutionary history of Uleiella chilensis, a smut fungus parasite of Araucaria araucana in South America: Uleiellales ord. nov. in Ustilaginomycetes. PLoS ONE 11: e0147107. [Link]


Bauer R, Garnica S, Oberwinkler F, Riess K, Weiß M & Begerow D (2015) Entorrhizomycota: a new fungal phylum reveals new perspectives on the evolution on Fungi. PLoS ONE 10: e0128183. [Link]

Riess K, Bauer R, Kellner R, Kemler M, Piątek M, Vánky K & Begerow D (2015) Identification of a new order of root-colonising fungi in the Entorrhizomycota: Talbotiomycetales ord. nov. on eudicotyledons. IMA Fungus 6: 129-133. [Link]

Sharma R, Xia X, Riess K, Bauer R & Thines M (2015) Comparative genomics including the early-diverging smut fungus Ceraceosorus bombacis reveals signatures of parallel evolution within plant and animal pathogens of fungi and oomycetes. Genome Biology and Evolution 7: 2781-2798. [Link]


Oberwinkler F, Riess K, Bauer R & Garnica S (2014) Morphology and molecules: the Sebacinales, a case study. Mycological Progress 13: 445-470. [Link]

Riess K, Oberwinkler F, Bauer R & Garnica S (2014) Communities of endophytic Sebacinales associated with roots of herbaceous plants in agricultural and grassland ecosystems are dominated by Serendipita herbamans sp. nov. PLoS ONE 9: e94676. [Link]


Garnica S, Riess, K, Bauer R, Oberwinkler F & Weiß M (2013) Phylogenetic diversity and structure of sebacinoid fungi associated with plant communities along an altitudinal gradient. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 83: 265–278. [Link]

Oberwinkler F, Riess K, Bauer R, Kirschner R & Garnica S (2013) Taxonomic re-evaluation of the Ceratobasidium-Rhizoctonia complex and Rhizoctonia butinii, a new species attacking spruce. Mycological Progress 12: 763-776. [Link]

Oberwinkler F, Riess K, Bauer R, Selosse M-A, Weiß M, Garnica S & Zuccaro A (2013) Enigmatic  Sebacinales. Mycological Progress 12: 1-27. [Link]

Riess K, Oberwinkler F, Bauer R & Garnica S (2013) High genetic diversity at the regional scale and possible speciation in Sebacina epigaea and S. incrustans. BMC Evolutionary Biology 13: 102. [Link]


Weiß M, Sýkorová Z, Garnica S, Riess K, Martos F, Krause C, Oberwinkler F, Bauer R & Redecker D (2011) Sebacinales Everywhere: Previously Overlooked Ubiquitous Fungal Endophytes. PLoS ONE 6: e16793. [Link]

Garnica S & Riess K (2017) Pilze aus der Ordnung Sebacinales sowie ihre Verwendung und Verfahren zur Förderung des Pflanzenwachstums. Patent DE 10 2013 012 983, erteilt am 06.04.2017. [Link]

Ceraceosorus africanus Piątek, K. Riess, Karasinski, & M. Lutz, sp. nov.

Entorrhiza fuirenae R.G. Shivas, Vánky, Piątek, & K. Riess, sp. nov.

Entorrhizomycota R. Bauer, Garnica, Oberw., K. Riess, M. Weiß, & Begerow, phylum nov.

Globulisebacina Oberw., Garnica & K. Riess, gen. nov.

Helvellosebacina Oberw., Garnica & K. Riess, gen. nov.

Juncorrhiza K. Riess & Piątek, gen. nov.

Juncorrhiza maritima Piątek & K. Riess, sp. nov.

Juncorrhiza oxycarpi Piątek & K. Riess, sp. nov.

Paulisebacina Oberw., Garnica & K. Riess, gen. nov.

Sebacina cystidiata Oberw., Garnica & K. Riess, sp. nov.

Sebacina flagelliformis Oberw., Garnica, K. Riess, sp. nov.

Serendipita herbamans K. Riess, Oberw. & Garnica, sp. nov.

Talbotiomycetaceae K. Riess, R. Bauer, R. Kellner, Piątek, Vánky & Begerow, fam. nov.

Talbotiomycetales K. Riess, R. Bauer, R. Kellner, Piątek, Vánky & Begerow, ord. nov.

Uleiellales Garnica, K. Riess, M. Schön, H. Butin, M. Lutz, Oberw., R. Bauer, ord. nov.

Riess K, Schön ME, Ziegler R, Lutz M, Shivas RG, Piątek M & Garnica S (2019) Anybody seen root galls on graminoid plants? First steps towards understanding the evolution of inconspicuous Entorrhiza and its relatives. Talk at the XVIII Congress of European Mycologists, Warsaw & Białowieża (Poland).


Bunte Wiese Landau inkl. Wiesen-Beobachtungsflächen im Queichpark

LimingFun: Impact of forest liming on soil and fungi

PiWiDiv: Effects of fungicide reduction on biodiversity in vineyards

Streifenmahd: Kooperation mit Fi. Merkle & Partner Biodiversitätsmanagement GbR, Wörth

SystemLink: Bottom up effects of aquatic micropollutants and invasive riparian plants on terrestrial food chain and community composition

SystemLink: Interactive effects of fungicide contamination and invasive plants on soil and food webs



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