Abteilung Grünland und Futterbau/Ökologischer Landbau

Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Taube



Room: 224
+49 431 880-2134
Group of Grass and Forage Science/Organic Agriculture

Positions at Kiel University

  • Head of the Research Group: Organic Agriculture and extensive Land Use Systems
  • Head of the Group: Grass and Forage Science/Organic Agriculture
  • Director of the Institute of Crop Science and Plant Breeding
  • Member of the commission for analysing Erratic Behaviour in Science, Kiel University
  • Head of the Experimental Farm Lindhof (Organic Agriculture) Research and



Current research area

  • Stoff- und Energieflüsse in pflanzenbaulichen Produktionssystemen
  • Ertrags- und Futterqualitätsmodellierung mittels dynamischer Modelle
  • Graslandökologie in semi-ariden Gebieten
  • Futterqualitätsbewertung, sekundäre Pflanzeninhaltsstoffe
  • Agrarethik



Selected publications

  • Vogeler, I., Böldt, M., Taube, F., 2021. Mineralisation of catch crop residues and N transfer to the subsequent crop. Science of The Total Environment 152142. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.152142
  • Peters, T., Taube, F., Kluß, C., Reinsch, T., Loges, R., Fenger, F., 2021. How Does Nitrogen Application Rate Affect Plant Functional Traits and Crop Growth Rate of Perennial Ryegrass‐Dominated Permanent Pastures? Agronomy 11, 2499 https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11122499
  • Smit HPJ, Reinsch T, Kluß C, Loges R, Taube F 2021. Very Low Nitrogen Leaching in Grazed Ley-Arable-Systems in Northwest Europe. Agronomy. 11, 2155. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11112155
  • Nyameasem, J.K., Ben Halima, E., Malisch, C.S., Razavi, B.S., Taube, F., Reinsch, T., 2021. Nitrous Oxide Emission from Forage Plantain and Perennial Ryegrass Swards Is Affected by Belowground Resource Allocation Dynamics. Agronomy 11, 1936. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy11101936 .
  • Vogeler I., Thomsen IK., Taube F., Poulsen H.V., Loges R., Hansen E.M. 2021. Effect of winter cereal sowing time on yield and nitrogen leaching based on experiments and modelling. Soil Use Manage sum.12747. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.12747
  • Reinsch T, Loza C, Malisch CS, Vogeler I, Kluß C, Loges R, Taube F 2021. Toward Specialized or Integrated Systems in Northwest Europe: On-Farm Eco-Efficiency of Dairy Farming in Germany. Front. Sustain. Food Syst. 5, 614348. https://doi.org/10/gj68j4
  • Hamacher M, Malisch CS, Reinsch T, Taube F, Loges R 2021. Evaluation of yield formation and nutritive value of forage legumes and herbs with potential for diverse grasslands due to their concentration in plant specialized metabolites. European Journal of Agronomy 128, 126307. https://doi.org/10/gjztt2
  • Smit HPJ, Reinsch T, Swanepoel PA, Loges R, Kluß C, Taube F 2021. Environmental Impact of Rotationally Grazed Pastures at Different Management Intensities in South Africa. Animals 11, 1214; https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11051214
  • Loza C, Verma S, Wolffram S, Susenbeth A, Blank R, Taube F, Loges R, Hasler M, Kluß C, Malisch CS 2021. Assessing the Potential of Diverse Forage Mixtures to Reduce Enteric Methane Emissions In Vitro. Animals 11, 1126. https://doi.org/10/gjqkkq
  • Emadodin I, Corral DEF, Reinsch T, Kluß C, Taube F 2021. Climate Change Effects on Temperate Grassland and Its Implication for Forage Production: A Case Study from Northern Germany. Agriculture 11, 232. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11030232
  • Verma S, Taube F, Malisch CS 2021. Examining the Variables Leading to Apparent Incongruity between Antimethanogenic Potential of Tannins and Their Observed Effects in Ruminants - A Review. Sustainability 13, 2743 https://doi.org/10.3390/su13052743
  • Loza C, Reinsch T, Loges R, Taube F, Gere JI, Kluß C, Hasler M, Malisch CS 2021. Methane Emission and Milk Production from Jersey Cows Grazing Perennial Ryegrass–White Clover and Multispecies Forage Mixtures. Agriculture 11, 175. https://doi.org/10.3390/agriculture11020175
  • Reinsch T, Struck IJA, Loges R, Kluß C, Taube F 2021. Soil carbon dynamics of no-till silage maize in ley systems. Soil and Tillage Research 209, 104957. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2021.104957
  • Nyameasem JK, Malisch CS, Loges R, Taube F, Kluß C, Vogeler I, Reinsch T, 2021. Nitrous Oxide Emission from Grazing Is Low across a Gradient of Plant Functional Diversity and Soil Conditions. Atmosphere 12, 223. https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos12020223
  • Böldt M, Taube F, Vogeler I, Reinsch T, Kluß C, Loges R 2021. Evaluating Different Catch Crop Strategies for Closing the Nitrogen Cycle in Cropping Systems— Field Experiments and Modelling.Sustainability 13, 394, https://doi.org/10.3390/su13010394
  • Poyda A, Reinsch T, Struck IJ, Skinner RH, Kluß C, Taube F 2020. Low assimilate partitioning to root biomass is associated with carbon losses at an intensively managed temperate grassland. Plant Soil.10.1007/s11104-020-04771-2
  • Nyameasem JK, Reinsch T, Taube F, Domozoro CYF, Marfo-Ahenkora E, Emadodin I, Malisch CS 2020. Nitrogen availability determines the long-term impact of land use change on soil carbon stocks in grasslands of southern Ghana, SOIL, 6, 523–539, https://doi.org/10.5194/soil-6-523-2020
  • Smit HPJ, Reinsch T, Swanepoel PA, Kluß C, Taube F 2020. Grazing under Irrigation Affects N2O-Emissions Substantially in South Africa. Atmosphere 2020, 11(9), 925; https://doi.org/10.3390/atmos11090925
  • Taube F, Vogeler I, Kluß C, Herrmann A, Hasler M, Rath J, Loges R, Malisch CS 2020. Yield Progress in Forage Maize in NW Europe—Breeding Progress or Climate Change Effects? Front. Plant Sci. 11:1214. 10.3389/fpls.2020.01214
  • Reinsch T, Malisch C, Loges R, Taube F 2020. Nitrous oxide emissions from grass–clover swards as influenced by sward age and biological nitrogen fixation. Grass Forage Sci gfs.12496. https://doi.org/10/gg668n
  • Lorenz H, Reinsch T, Kluß C, Taube F, Loges R 2020. Does the Admixture of Forage Herbs Affect the Yield Performance, Yield Stability and Forage Quality of a Grass Clover Ley? Sustainability 12, 5842https://doi.org/10.3390/su12145842
  • Malisch CS, Lewandowski L, Salminen J.-P., Taube F, Lüscher A 2020. Low concentrations of protein- and fiber-bound proanthocyanidins in sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) are stable across accessions, growth stages and drought conditions. J. Agric. Food Chem. acs.jafc.0c01540. https://doi.org/gg27p3
  • Emadodin I, Reinsch T, Ockens RR, Taube F 2020. Assessing the Potential of Jellyfish as an Organic Soil Amendment to Enhance Seed Germination and Seedling Establishment in Sand Dune Restoration. Agronomy 10, 86310. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10060863
  • Biernat L, Taube F, Vogeler I, Reinsch T, Kluß C, Loges R 2020. Is organic agriculture in line with the EU-Nitrate directive? On-farm nitrate leaching from organic and conventional arable crop rotations. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 298, 106964. https://doi.org/10/ggt6s6
  • Biernat L, Taube F, Loges R, Kluß, C, Reinsch T. 2020. Nitrous Oxide Emissions and Methane Uptake from Organic and Conventionally Managed Arable Crop Rotations on Farms in Northwest Germany. Sustainability 12, 3240. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12083240
  • Struck I.J.A., Taube F., Hoffmann M., Kluß C., Herrmann A., Loges R., Reinsch T., 2020. Full greenhouse gas balance of silage maize cultivation following grassland: T Are no-tillage practices favourable under highly productive soil conditions?  Soil and Tillage Research 200. https://doi.org/10/ggnbrk
  • Emadodin I., Reinsch T., Rotter A., Orlando-Bonaca M., Taube F., Javidpour J. 2020. A perspective on the potential of using marine organic fertilizers for the sustainable management of coastal ecosystem services. Environmental Sustainability. https://doi.org/10/ggkg93
  • Kagiya N, Reinsch T, Taube F, Salminen J.-P, Kluß C, Hasler M, Malisch CS 2019. Turnover rates of roots vary considerably across temperate forage species. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 107614. https://doi.org/10/gf9c6m
  • Emadodin I., Reinsch T., Taube F. 2019. Drought and Desertification in Iran. Hydrology 6, 66. 10.3390/hydrology6030066
  • Struck IJ, Reinsch T, Herrmann A, Kluß C, Loges R, Taube F. 2019. Yield Potential and Nitrogen Dynamics of No-till Silage Maize (Zea Mays L.) under Maritime Climate Conditions. European Journal of Agronomy 107: 30–42. https://doi.org/10/gf2zzk.
  • Köhler B, Taube F, Ostertag J, Thurner S, Kluß C, Spiekers H. 2019. Dry‐matter Losses and Changes in Nutrient Concentrations in Grass and Maize Silages Stored in Bunker Silos, 74:274-283. https://doi.org/10.1111/gfs.12430.
  • Lorenz H, Reinsch T, Hess S, Taube F 2018. Is low-input dairy farming more climate friendly? A meta-analysis of the carbon footprints of different production systems. Journal of Cleaner Production. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.11.113
  • Wienforth B, Knieß A, Böttcher U, Herrmann A, Sieling K, Taube F, Kage H 2018. Evaluating bioenergy cropping systems towards productivity and resource use efficiencies: an analysis based on field experiments and simulation modelling. Agronomy 8, 117 https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy8070117
  • Reinsch T, Loges R, Kluß C, Taube F 2018. Effect of grassland ploughing and reseeding on CO2 emissions and soil carbon stocks. Agric. Ecosyst. Environ.  265, 374–383. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2018.06.020
  • Loges R, Bunne I, Reinsch T, Malisch CS, Kluß C, Herrmann A, Taube F. 2018. Forage production in rotational systems generates similar yields compared to maize monocultures but improves soil carbon stocks. European Journal of Agronomy. 97, 11-19 10.1016/j.eja.2018.04.010
  • Nüsse A, Linsler D, Loges R, Reinsch T, Taube F, Ludwig B 2018. Effect of grassland harvesting frequency and N-fertilization on stocks and dynamics of soil organic matter in the temperate climate. Archives of Agronomy and Soil Science. 10.1080/03650340.2018.1468561
  • Connolly J, Sebastià MT, Kirwan L, Finn JA, Llurba R, Suter M,  Collins RP, Porqueddu C, Helgadóttir A, Baadshaug OH, Bélanger G, Black A, Brophy C, Čop J, Dalmannsdóttir S, Delgado I, Elgersma A, Fothergill M, Frankow-Lindberg BE, Ghesquiere A, Golinski P, Grieu P, Gustavsson AM, Höglind M, Huguenin-Elie O, Jørgensen M, Kadziuliene Z, Lunnan T, Nykanen-Kurki P, Ribas A, Taube F, Thumm U, De Vliegher A, Lüscher A 2018. Weed suppression greatly increased by plant diversity in intensively managed grasslands: a continental-scale experiment. J Appl Ecol 55, 2, 852–862 10.1111/1365-2664.12991
  • Ren H, Taube F, Stein C, Zhang Y, Bai Y, Hu S 2017. Grazing weakens temporal stabilizing effects of diversity in the Eurasian steppe. Ecology and Evolution. 10.1002/ece3.3669
  • Komainda M,  Taube F, Kluß C, Herrmann A 2018. The effects of maize (Zea mays L.) hybrid and harvest date on above- and belowground biomass dynamics, forage yield and quality – A trade-off for carbon inputs? European Journal of Agronomy, 92, 51–62. 10.1016/j.eja.2017.10.003
  • Herrmann A, Kage H, Taube F, Sieling K 2017. Effect of biogas digestate, animal manure and mineral fertilizer application on nitrogen flows in biogas feedstock production. European Journal of Agronomy 9, 63–73, 10.1016/j.eja.2017.09.011
  • Reinsch T, Loges R, Kluß C, Taube F 2018. Renovation and conversion of permanent grass-clover swards to pasture or crops: Effects on annual N2O emissions in the year after ploughing. Soil and Tillage Research, 175, 119–129,10.1016/j.still.2017.08.009 
  • Azadi H, Taube F, Taheri F 2017. Co-existence of GM, Conventional and Organic Crops in Developing Countries: Main Debates and Concerns. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 10.1080/10408398.2017.1322553
  • Komainda M,  Taube F, Kluß C, Herrmann A 2017. Effects of catch crops on silage maize (Zea mays L.): Yield, nitrogen uptake efficiency and losses. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 10.1007/s10705-017-9839-9
  • Poyda A, Reinsch T, Skinner R.H., Kluß C, Loges R, Taube F 2017. Comparing chamber and eddy covariance based net ecosystem CO2 exchange of fen soils. Journal of Plant Nutrition and Soil Science. 10.1002/jpln.201600447
  • Ullmann I, Herrmann A, Hasler M, Taube F 2017. Influence of the critical phase of stem elongation on yield and forage quality of perennial ryegrass genotypes in the first reproductive growth. Field Crops Research 205, 23–33. 10.1016/j.fcr.2017.02.003
  • Salama H, Loesche M, Herrmann A, Taube F, Gierus M 2017. A simplified maturity index to quantify the development stage of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) and its relationship with yield and nutritive value. Die Bodenkultur: Journal of Land Management, Food and Environment 68. 10.1515/boku-2017-0009
  • Gierus M, Eickler B, Resch R, Loges R, Taube F, Poetsch EM 2016. Using in vitro methods to estimate metabolizable energy content of five forage legumes harvested under different defoliation systems. Die Bodenkultur: Journal of Land Management, Food and Environment. 67,  121-131. 10.1515/boku-2016-0011
  • Gierus M. Loesche M, Salama H, Herrmann A, Taube F 2016. Protein degradation rate as affected by plant proteases among fresh samples of perennial ryegrass cultivars (Lolium perenne L.). Die Bodenkultur: Journal of Land Management, Food and Environment, 67, 61-68. 10.1515/boku-2016-0006
  • Gong XY, Giese M, Dittert K,  Lin S, Taube F 2016. Topographic influences on shoot litter and root decomposition in semiarid hilly grasslands. Geoderma 282, 112–119. 10.1016/j.geoderma.2016.07.017
  • Komainda M, Taube F, Kluß C, Herrmann A 2016. Above- and belowground nitrogen uptake of winter catch crops sown after silage maize as affected by sowing date. European Journal of Agronomy, 79, 31–42.  10.1016/j.eja.2016.05.007
  • Dickhöfer U, Bösing M, Hasler M , Hao J, Lin L, Müller K, Wang C,  Glindemann T, Tas B, Gierus M, Taube F, Susenbeth A 2016. Animal responses  to herbage allowance:  Feed intake and bodyweight gain of sheep grazing the Inner Mongolian Steppe - Results of a Six - Year Study. J  Animal Sci. 10.2527/jas2015-0124
  • Poyda A, Reinsch T, Kluß C, Loges R, Taube F 2016. Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Fen Soils Used for Forage Production in Northern Germany. Biogeosciences, 13, 5221-5244, 10.5194/bg-13-5221-2016
  • Haiyan R, Han G, Lan Z, Wan H, Schöenbach P, Gierus M, Taube F 2016. Grazing Effects on Herbage Nutritive Values Depend on Precipitation and Growing Season in Inner Mongolian Grassland. J Plant Ecology. 10.1093/jpe/rtw011.
  • Chen S, Lin S., Loges R, Reinsch T,  Hasler M,  Taube F 2016. Independence of seasonal patterns of root functional traits and rooting strategy of a grass-clover sward from sward age and slurry application. Grass Forage Sci. (accepted)
  • Chen S, Lin S, Loges R, Reinsch T, Hasler M, Taube F 2015. Comparison of ingrowth core and sequential soil core methods for estimating belowground net primary production in grass–clover swards. Grass Forage Sci. 10.1111/gfs.12214
  • Ullmann I, Herrmann A, Hasler M, Cai D, Taube F 2015. Variability in the critical phase of stem elongation of perennial ryegrass genotypes: a source for breeding progress? J Agric Sci. 10.1017/S002185961500091X
  • Wan H, Bai Y, Hooper DU, Schönbach P., Gierus M, Schiborra A, Taube F, 2015. Selective grazing and seasonal precipitation play key roles in shaping plant community structure of semi-arid grasslands. Landscape Ecology. 10.1007/s10980-015-0252-y
  • Ren H, Han G,,Schönbach P, Gierus M, Taube F 2016. Forage nutritional characteristics and yield dynamics in a grazed semiarid steppe ecosystem of Inner Mongolia, China, Ecological Indicators 60 460–469 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.07.027
  • Ren H, Han G, Ohm M, Schönbach P, Gierus M, Taube F 2015. Do sheep grazing patterns affect ecosystem functioning in steppe grassland ecosystems in Inner Mongolia? Agr. Ecosyst. Environ.213. 10.1016/j.agee.2015.07.015
  • Linsler D, Taube F, Geisseler D, Joergensen RG, Ludwig, B 2015. Temporal variations of the distribution of water-stable aggregates, microbial biomass and ergosterol in temperate grassland soils with different cultivation histories. Geoderma 241. 221-229 10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.11.013
  • Svoboda N, Taube F, Kluß C, Wienforth B, Sieling K, Hasler M, Kage H, Ohl S, Hartung E, Herrmann A 2015. Ecological efficiency of maize-based cropping systems for biogas production. BioEnergy Res. 10.1007/s12155-015-9614-1
  • Gong XY, Fanselow N, Dittert K, Taube F, Lin S 2014. Response of primary production and biomass allocation to nitrogen and water supplementation along a grazing intensity gradient in semiarid grassland. Europ. J. Agronomy 63 (2015) 27–35 10.1016/j.eja.2014.11.004
  • Rath J, Heuwinkel H, Taube F, Herrmann A 2014. Predicting specific biogas yield of maize-validation of different model approaches. Bioenergy Research 10.1007/s12155-014-9562-1.
  • Linsler D, Geisseler D, Loges R, Taube F, Ludwig B 2014. Effects of tillage and application of cattle slurry on carbon pools and aggregate distribution in temperate grassland soils. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 177, 388–394. 10.1002/jpln.201300119
  • Schmeer M, Loges R, Dittert K, Senbayram M, Horn R, Taube F 2014. Legume-based forage production systems reduce nitrous oxide emissions. Soil Tillage Res. 10.1016/j.still.2014.05.001
  • Herrmann A, Claus S,  Loges R, Kluß C, Taube F 2014. Can arable forage production be intensified sustainably? A case study from northern Germany. Crop Pasture Sci. 10.1071/CP13362
  • Kardel M, Taube F, Schulz H, Schu?tze W, Gierus M 2013. Different approaches to evaluate tannin content and structure of selected plant extracts – review and new aspects. Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality 86, 154 - 166. 10.5073/JABFQ.2013.086.021
  • Claus S, Taube F, Wienforth B, Svoboda N, Sieling K, Kage H, Senbayram M, Dittert K, Gericke D, Pacholski A, Herrmann A 2013. Life Cycle Assessment of biogas production under the environmental conditions of northern Germany: Greenhouse gas balance. J Agr Sci (accepted)
  • Murugan R, Loges R, Taube F, Joergensen RG 2013. Specific response of fungal and bacterial residues to one-season tillage and repeated slurry application in a permanent grassland soil. Appl. Soil Ecol. 72, 31-40. 10.1016/j.apsoil.2013.05.018
  • Svoboda N, Taube F, Kluß C, Wienforth B, Kage H, Ohl S, Hartung E, Herrmann A 2013. Crop production for biogas and water protection - A trade-off? Agr. Ecosyst. Environ. 177, 36-47. 10.1016/j.agee.2013.05.024
  • Svoboda N, Taube F, Wienforth B, Kluß C, Kage H, Herrmann A 2013. Nitrogen leaching losses after biogas residue application to maize. Soil Till. Res. 130, 69-80. 10.1016/j.still.2013.02.006
  • Krawutschke M, Thaysen J, Weiher N, Taube F, Gierus M 2013. Effects of inoculants and wilting on silage fermentation and nutritive characteristics of red clover-grass mixtures. Grass Forage Sci. 68(2), 326-338. 10.1111/j.1365-2494.2012.00892.x
  • Krawutschke M, Kleen J, Weiher N, Loges R, Taube F, Gierus M 2013. Changes in crude protein fractions of forage legumes during the spring growth and summer regrowth period. J Agr Sci. 151(1) 72-90. 10.1017/S002185961200024X
  • Giese M, Brueck H, Gao YZ, Lin S, Steffens M, Kögel-Knabner I, Glindemann T, Susenbeth A, Taube F, Butterbach-Bahl K, Zheng XH, Hoffmann C, Bai YF, Han XG 2013. N balance and cycling of Inner Mongolia typical steppe: a comprehensive case study of grazing effects. Ecol. Monogr. 83(2), 195-219. 10.1890/12-0114.1
  • Taube F, Gierus M, Hermann A, Loges R, Schönbach P 2013. Grassland and globalization - challenges for north-west European grass and forage research. Grass Forage Sci 10.1111/gfs.12043 
  • Sieling K, Herrmann A, Wienforth B, Taube F, Ohl S, Hartung E, Kage H 2013. Biogas cropping systems: Short term response of yield performance and N use efficiency to biogas residue application. Eur. J. Agron. 47, 44-54. 10.1016/j.eja.2013.01.002
  • Chen D, Zheng S, Shan Y, Taube F, Bai Y 2013. Vertebrate herbivore-induced changes in plants and soils: linkages to ecosystem functioning in a semi-arid steppe. Functional Ecol. 27(1), 273-281. 10.1111/1365-2435.12027
  • Linsler D, Geisseler D, Loges R, Taube F, Ludwig B 2013. Temporal dynamics of soil organic matter composition and aggregate distribution in permanent grassland after a single tillage event in a temperate climate. Soil Till. Res. 126, 90-99. 10.1016/j.still.2012.07.017
  • Quakernack R, Pacholski A, Techow A, Herrmann A, Taube F, Kage H 2012. Ammonia volatilization and yield response of energy crops after fertilization with biogas residues in a coastal marsh of Northern Germany. Agr. Ecosyst. Environ. 160, 66-74. 10.1016/j.agee.2011.05.030
  • Herrmann A, Sieling K, Wienforth B, Taube F, Kage H 2012. Short-term effects of biogas residue application on yield performance and N balance parameters of maize in different cropping systems. J. Agr. Sci. 151(04), 449-462. 10.1017/S0021859612000548
  • Schönbach P, Wolf B, Dickhöfer U, Wiesmeier M, Chen W, Wan H, Gierus M, Butterbach-Bahl K, Kögel-Knabner I, Susenbeth A, Zheng X, Taube F (2012). Grazing effects on the greenhouse gas balance of a temperate steppe ecosystem. Nutr. Cycl. Agroecosys. 93(3), 357-371. 10.1007/s10705-012-9521-1
  • Schönbach P, Wan H, Gierus M, Loges R, Müller K, Lin L, Susenbeth A, Taube F 2012. Effects of grazing and precipitation on herbage production, herbage nutritive value and performance of sheep in continental steppe. Grass Forage Sci. 67, 4. 535-545. 10.1111/j.1365-2494.2012.00874.x
  • Wiesmeier M, Kreyling O, Steffens M, Schönbach P, Wan H, Gierus M, Taube F, Kölbl A, Kögel-Knabner I 2012. Short-term degradation of semiarid grasslands-results from a controlled-grazing experiment in Northern China. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 175(3), 434-442. 10.1002/jpln.201100327
  • Krawutschke M, Weiher N, Thaysen J, Loges R, Taube F, Gierus M 2012. The effect of cultivar on the changes in protein quality during wilting and ensiling of red clover (Trifolium pratense L.). J Agr Sci. 151(04) 506-518. 10.1017/S0021859612000597
  • Lin L, Dickhoefer U, Müller K, Wang C, Glindemann T, Hao J, Wan H, Schönbach P, Gierus M, Taube F, Susenbeth A 2012. Growth of sheep as affected by grazing system and grazing intensity in the steppe of Inner Mongolia, China. Livest. Sci. 144(1-2), 140-147. 10.1016/j.livsci.2011.11.008
  • Gierus M, Kleen J, Loges R, Taube F 2012. Forage legume species determine the nutritional quality of binary mixtures with perennial ryegrass in the first production year. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 172(3-4), 150-161. 10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2011.12.026
  • Auerswald K, Wittmer MH, Bai Y, Yang H, Taube F, Susenbeth A, Schnyder H 2012. C4 abundance in an Inner Mongolia grassland system is driven by temperature–moisture interaction, not grazing pressure. Basic Appl. Ecol. 13(1), 67-75. 10.1016/j.baae.2011.11.004
  • Ren H, Schönbach P, Wan H, Gierus M, Taube F 2012. Effects of grazing intensity and environmental factors on species composition and diversity in typical steppe of Inner Mongolia, China. PloS one. 7(12). 10.1371/journal.pone.0052180
  • Salama H, Lösche M, Herrmann A, Gierus M, Loges R, Feuerstein U, Ingwersen B, Stelling D, Luesink W, Taube F 2012. Limited genotype- and ploidy-related variation in the nutritive value of perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.). Acta Agric Scand Sect B - Plant Soil Sci. 62(1). 10.1080/09064710.2011.563750.
  • Taube F, Krawinkel M, Susenbeth A, Theobald W 2011. The booklet "Genetically modified crops" published from the German Research Foundation, does not meet the given claim. Environ. Sci. Eur. 23(1). 10.1186/2190-4715-23-1
  • Fanselow N, Schönbach P, Gong XY, Lin S, Taube F, Loges R, Pan Q, Dittert K 2011. Short-term regrowth responses of four steppe grassland species to grazing intensity, water and nitrogen in Inner Mongolia. Plant Soil. 340(1-2), 279-289. 10.1007/s11104-010-0694-6
  • Li J, Lin S, Taube F, Pan Q, Dittert K 2010. Above and belowground net primary productivity of grassland influenced by supplemental water and nitrogen in Inner Mongolia. Plant Soil. 340(1-2), 253-264. 10.1007/s11104-010-0612-y
  • Schönbach P, Wan H, Gierus M, Bai Y, Müller K, Lin L, Susenbeth A, Taube F 2011. Grassland responses to grazing: effects of grazing intensity and management system in an Inner Mongolian steppe ecosystem. Plant Soil. 340(1-2), 103-115. 10.1007/s11104-010-0366-6
  • Nannen DU, Herrmann A, Loges R, Dittert K, Taube F 2011. Recovery of mineral fertiliser N and slurry N in continuous silage maize using the 15N and difference methods. Nutr. Cycl. Agroecosys. 89(2), 269-280. 10.1007/s10705-010-9392-2
  • Kleen J, Taube F, Gierus M 2011. Agronomic performance and nutritive value of forage legumes in binary mixtures with perennial ryegrass under different defoliation systems. J. Agr. Sci. 149(01), 73-84. 10.1017/S0021859610000456
  • Gong XY, Chen Q, Dittert K, Taube F, Lin S 2011. Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium nutritional status of semiarid steppe grassland in Inner Mongolia. Plant Soil. 340(1-2), 265-278. 10.1007/s11104-010-0577-x
  • Gong XY, Chen Q, Lin S, Brueck H, Dittert K, Taube F, Schnyder H 2011. Tradeoffs between nitrogen- and water-use efficiency in dominant species of the semiarid steppe of Inner Mongolia. Plant Soil. 340(1-2), 227-238. 10.1007/s11104-010-0525-9
  • Wan H, Bai Y, Schönbach P, Gierus M, Taube F 2011. Effects of grazing management system on plant community structure and functioning in a semiarid steppe: scaling from species to community. Plant Soil. 340(1-2), 215-226. 10.1007/s11104-010-0661-2
  • Wittmer M, Auerswald K, Schönbach P, Schäufele R, Müller K, Yang H, Bai Y, Susenbeth A, Taube F, Schnyder H 2011. Do grazer hair and faeces reflect the carbon isotope composition of semi-arid C3/C4 grassland? Basic Appl. Ecol. 11(1), 83-92. 10.1016/j.baae.2009.10.007
  • Zheng S, Lan Z, Li W, Shao R, Shan Y, Wan H, Taube F, Bai Y 2011. Differential responses of plant functional trait to grazing between two contrasting dominant C3 and C4 species in a typical steppe of Inner Mongolia, China. Plant Soil. 340(1-2), 141-155. 10.1007/s11104-010-0369-3
  • Eickler B, Gierus M, Kleen J, Taube F 2011. Specific polyphenol oxidase activity of red clover (Trifolium pratense) and its relation with forage quality in field.  Acta Agric Scand Sect B - Plant Soil Sci. 61 (1), 39-49. 10.1080/09064710903463626
  • Schiborra A, Gierus M, Wan HW, Glindemann T, Wang CJ, Susenbeth A, Taube F 2010. Dietary selection of sheep grazing the semi-arid grasslands of Inner Mongolia, China at different grazing intensities. J. Anim. Physiol. Anim. Nutr. 94(4), 446-54. 10.1111/j.1439-0396.2009.00928.x
  • Sanderson MA, Feldmann C, Schmidt J, Herrmann A, Taube F 2010. Spatial distribution of livestock concentration areas and soil nutrients in pastures.Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 65(3), 180-189. 10.2489/jswc.65.3.180
  • Taube F, Theobald W 2010. Grüne Gentechnik - Kritik eines Bewertungsmodells. Umweltwissenschaften und Schadstoff-Forschung. 22(2), 153-159. 10.1007/s12302-010-0124-7
  • Humphreys J, Aarts HFM, Watson CJ, Wachendorf M, Le Gall A, Taube F, Pflimlin A 2010.Sustainable options for grassland-based dairy production in the northwest of Europe. Tearmann: Irish J Agri-Environmental Res, 7, 175-194.
  • Schönbach P, Wan H, Schiborra A, Gierus M, Bai Y, Müller K, Glindemann T, Wang C, Susenbeth A, Taube F 2009. Short-term management and stocking rate effects of grazing sheep on herbage quality and productivity of Inner Mongolia steppe. Crop Pasture Sci. 60(10), 963. 10.1071/CP09048
  • Glindemann T, Wang C, Tas B, Schiborra A, Gierus M, Taube F, Susenbeth A 2009. Impact of grazing intensity on herbage intake, composition, and digestibility and on live weight gain of sheep on the Inner Mongolian steppe. Livest. Sci. 124(1-3), 142-147. 10.1016/j.livsci.2009.01.007
  • Theobald W, Taube F 2009. "Grüne Gentechnik oder Agrogentechnik. Umweltwiss. Schadst.-Forsch. 21(5), 415-416. 10.1007/s12302-009-0079-8
  • Schiborra A, Gierus M, Wan HW, Bai YF, Taube F 2009. Short-term responses of a Stipa grandis/Leymus chinensis community to frequent defoliation in the semi-arid grasslands of Inner Mongolia, China. Agr. Ecosyst. Environ. 132(1-2), 82-90. 10.1016/j.agee.2009.03.002
  • Bleken MA, Herrmann A, Haugen LE, Taube F, Bakken L 2009. SPN: A model for the study of soil-plant nitrogen fluxes in silage maize cultivation.Eur. J. Agron. 30(4), 283-295. 10.1016/j.eja.2009.01.001
  • Wang CJ, Tas BM, Glindemann T, Mueller K, Schiborra A, Schönbach P, Gierus M, Taube F, Susenbeth A 2009. Rotational and continuous grazing of sheep in the Inner Mongolian steppe of China. J. Anim. Physiol. Anim. Nutr.  93(2), 245-52. 10.1111/j.1439-0396.2008.00810.x
  • Gao YZ, Giese M, Han XG, Wang DL, Zhou ZY, Brueck H, Lin S, Taube F 2008. Land use and drought interactively affect interspecific competition and species diversity at the local scale in a semiarid steppe ecosystem. Ecol. Res. 24(3), 627-635. 10.1007/s11284-008-0532-y
  • Gierus M, Schiborra A, Südekum K-H, Rave G, Taube F 2008. Comparison of gas accumulation profiles of several feeds using manual or automated gas production methods. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 147(4), 310-325. 10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2008.02.001
  • Kruse S, Herrmann A, Kornher A, Taube F 2008. Evaluation of genotype and environmental variation in fibre content of silage maize using a model-assisted approach. Eur. J. Agron. 28(3), 210-223. 10.1016/j.eja.2007.07.007
  • Wachendorf C, Lampe C, Taube F, Dittert K 2008. Nitrous oxide emissions and dynamics of soil nitrogen under15N-labeled cow urine and dung patches on a sandy grassland soil. J. Plant Nutr. Soil Sci. 171(2), 171-180. 10.1002/jpln.200625217
  • Kruse S, Herrmann A, Kornher A, Taube F 2008. Genotypic and environmental variation in water soluble carbohydrate content of silage maize. Field Crops Res. 106(3), 191-202. 10.1016/j.fcr.2007.11.009
  • Kruse S, Herrmann A, Loges R, Taube F 2008. Prediction of gas production kinetics of maize stover and ear by near infrared refl ectance spectroscopy. J. Anim. Feed Sci. 17, 422-433.
  • Wang CJ, Tas BM, Glindemann T, Mueller K., Schiborra A., Schönbach P., Gierus M, Taube F, A Susenbeth 2008. Rotational and continuous grazing of sheep in the Inner Mongolian steppe of China. J Anim Physiology and Anim Nutr. 93 (2). 245-252. 10.1111/j.1439-0396.2008.00810.x
  • Lampe C, Dittert K, Sattelmacher B, Wachendorf M, Loges R, Taube F 2006. Sources and rates of nitrous oxide emissions from grazed grassland after application of 15N-labelled mineral fertilizer and slurry. Soil Biol. Bioch. 38(9), 2602-2613. 10.1016/j.soilbio.2006.03.016
  • Wachendorf M, Volkers KC, Loges R, Rave G and Taube F 2006. Performance and environmental effects of forage production on sandy soils. IV. Impact of slurry application, mineral N fertilizer and grass understorey on yield and nitrogen surplus of maize for silage. Grass Forage Sci. 61(3), 232-242. 10.1111/j.1365-2494.2006.00529.x
  • Sanderson MA, Soder KJ, Brzezinski N, Taube F, Klement K, Muller LD and Wachendorf M 2006. Sward Structure of Simple and Complex Mixtures of Temperate Forages. Agron. J. 98(2), 238. 10.2134/agronj2005.0172
  • Wachendorf C, Taube F, Wachendorf M 2005. Nitrogen Leaching from 15N Labelled Cow Urine and Dung Applied to Grassland on a Sandy Soil. Nutr. Cycl. Agroecosys. 73(1), 89-100. 10.1007/s10705-005-8313-2
  • Herrmann A, Kersebaum KC, Taube F 2005. Nitrogen Fluxes in Silage Maize Production: Relationship between Nitrogen Content at Silage Maturity and Nitrate Concentration in Soil Leachate. Nutr. Cycl. Agroecosys. 73(1), 59-74. 10.1007/s10705-005-7961-6
  • Dittert K, Lampe C, Gasche R, Butterbach-Bahl K, Wachendorf M, Papen H, Sattelmacher B, Taube F 2005. Short-term effects of single or combined application of mineral N fertilizer and cattle slurry on the fluxes of radiatively active trace gases from grassland soil. Soil Biol. Biochem. 37(9), 1665-1674. 10.1016/j.soilbio.2005.01.029
  • Herrmann A, Kornher A, Taube F 2005. A new harvest time prognosis tool for forage maize production in Germany. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 130(1-2), 95-111. 10.1016/j.agrformet.2005.02.005
  • Rotz CA, Taube F, Russelle MP, Oenema J, Sanderson MA, Wachendorf M 2005. Whole-Farm Perspectives of Nutrient Flows in Grassland Agriculture. Crop Sci. 45(6), 2139. 10.2135/cropsci2004.0523
  • Herrmann A, Kelm M, Kornher A, Taube F 2005. Performance of grassland under different cutting regimes as affected by sward composition, nitrogen input, soil conditions and weather—a simulation study. Eur. J. Agron. 22(2), 141-158. 10.1016/j.eja.2004.02.002
  • Herrmann A, Taube F 2004. The Range of the Critical Nitrogen Dilution Curve for Maize ( L.) Can Be Extended Until Silage Maturity. Agron. J. 96(4), 1131. Amer Soc. Agron. 10.2134/agronj2004.1131
  • Trott H, Wachendorf M, Ingwersen B, Taube F 2004. Performance and environmental effects of forage production on sandy soils. I. Impact of defoliation system and nitrogen input on performance and N balance of grassland. Grass Forage Sci. 59(1), 41-55. 10.1111/j.1365-2494.2004.00405.x
  • Wachendorf M, Buchter M, Trott H, Taube F 2004. Performance and environmental effects of forage production on sandy soils. II. Impact of defoliation system and nitrogen input on nitrate leaching losses. losses. Grass Forage Sci. 59(1), 56-68. 10.1111/j.1365-2494.2004.00401.x
  • Kelm M, Wachendorf M, Trott H, Volkers K, Taube F 2004. Performance and environmental effects of forage production on sandy soils. III. Energy efficiency in forage production from grassland and maize for silage. Grass Forage Sci. 59(1), 69-79. 10.1111/j.1365-2494.2004.00406.x
  • Volkers K, Wachendorf M, Loges R, Jovanovic, Taube F 2003. Prediction of the quality of forage maize by near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol. 109(1-4), 183-194. 10.1016/S0377-8401(03)00173-1
  • Ombabi A, Sudekum KH, Taube F 2001. Untersuchungen am Primaraufwuchs zweier Weidelgraser zur Dynamik der Veranderungen in der Verdaulichkeit und der Futteraufnahme durch Schafe. J. Anim. Physiol. Anim. Nutr. 85(11-12), 385-405. 10.1046/j.1439-0396.2001.00354.x 
  • Greef J, Ott H, Wulfes R, Taube F 1999. Growth analysis of dry matter accumulation and N uptake of forage maize cultivars affected by N supply. J. Agr. Sci. 132(1), 31-43.
  • Wachendorf M, Ingwersen B, Taube F 1999. Prediction of the clover content of red clover- and white clover-grass mixtures by near-infrared reflectance spectroscopy. Grass Forage Sci. 54(1), 87-90. 10.1046/j.1365-2494.1999.00150.x
  • Mannerkorpi P, Taube F 1995. Feeding Value of Barley Plants as Related to Stage of Maturity: 1. Morphological and Chemical Composition and In Vitro Digestibility. Acta Agric. Scand. Sect. A  Anim. Sci. 45(3), 147-152. 10.1080/09064709509415845
  • Taube F 1990. Growth Characteristics of Contrasting Varieties of Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.). J. Agron. Crop Sci. 165(2-3), 159-170. 10.1111/j.1439-037X.1990.tb00847.x
  • Kornher A, Taube F 1987. Wachstumsanalytische Untersuchungen an Knaulgras (Dactylis glomerata L.) unter besonderer Berücksichtigung des phänologischen Entwicklungsstadiums bei der Nutzung im ersten Aufwuchs. J. Agron. Crop Sci. 159(2), 119-130. 10.1111/j.1439-037X.1987.tb00620.x


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