This page provides an overview of all our published papers up till now, with for each of them a link to a blogpost summarizing the results. You can find all papers on Google Scholar, if you don’t have access, feel free to get in touch!


  • Liedtke R, Barros A, Essl F, Lembrechts JJ, Wedegärtner RE, Pauchard A, & Dullinger S (2019) Hiking trails as conduits for the spread of non-native species in mountain areas. Biological Invasions, 1-14. Blogpost.
  • Lembrechts JJ, & Lenoir J (2019). Microclimatic conditions anywhere at any time! Global Change Biology. Blogpost.
  • Halbritter AH, De Boeck HJ, Eycott AE, Reinsch S, Robinson DA, Vicca S, … & Gya R (2019). The handbook for standardised field and laboratory measurements in terrestrial climate‐change experiments and observational studies (ClimEx). Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Blogpost.
  • Lembrechts JJ, Lenoir J, Roth N, Hattab T, Milbau A, Haider S, … & Nijs I (2019). Comparing temperature data sources for use in species distribution models: From in‐situ logging to remote sensing. Global Ecology and Biogeography. Blogpost.


  • Bjorkman AD, Myers‐Smith IH, Elmendorf SC, Normand S, Thomas HJ, Alatalo JM, … Lembrechts JJ, … , Zamin T (2018). Tundra Trait Team: a database of plant traits spanning the tundra biome. Global Ecology and Biogeography. Blogpost.
  • Lembrechts JJ, Nijs I, Lenoir J (2018). Incorporating microclimate into species distribution models. Ecography DOI 10.1111/ecog.03947. Blogpost.
  • McDougall KL, Lembrechts JJ, Rew LJ, Haider S, Cavieres LA, Kueffer C, Milbau A, Naylor BJ, Nuñez MA, Pauchard A, Seipel T, Speziale KL, Wright GT, Alexander JM (2018). Running off the road: roadside non-native plants invading mountain vegetation. Biological invasions DOI 10.1007/s10530-018-1787-z. Blogpost.
  • Lembrechts JJ (2018). Plants on the move: the effect of microclimate and anthropogenic disturbance on plant species distributions in mountains. PhD Thesis. Blogpost.
  • Lembrechts JJ, Rossi E, Milbau A, Nijs I (2018). Habitat properties and plant traits interact as drivers of non-native plant species fitness at the local scale. Ecology and evolution 80 (8), 4209-4223. Blogpost.
  • Lembrechts JJ, De Boeck, HJ, Liao J, Milbau A, Nijs I (2018). Hidden effects of species evenness in species richness – ecosystem functioning relationships. Oikos 127 (3) 337-344. Blogpost.



  • Lembrechts JJ, Lenoir J, Nuñez MA, Pauchard A, Geron C, Bussé G, Milbau A, Nijs I (2017). Microclimate variability in alpine ecosystems as stepping stones for non‐ native plant establishment above their current elevational limit. Ecography DOI 10.1111/ecog.03263. Blogpost.
  • Lembrechts JJ, Alexander JM, Cavieres LA, Haider S, Lenoir J, Kueffer C, McDougall K, Naylor BJ, Nuñez M, Pauchard A, Rew LJ, Nijs I, Milbau A (2017). Mountain roads shift native and non-native plant ranges. Ecography 40 (3), 353-364. Blogpost.



  • Lembrechts JJ, Pauchard A, Lenoir J, Nuñez MA, Geron C, Ven A, Bravo Monasterio P, Teneb E, Nijs I, Milbau A (2016). Disturbance is the key to plant invasions in cold environments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the USA 113 (49), 14061-14066. Blogpost.
  • Alexander JM, Lembrechts JJ, Cavieres LA, Daehler C, Haider S, Kueffer C, Liu G, McDougall K, Milbau A, Pauchard A, Rew LJ, Seipel T (2016). Plant invasions into mountains and alpine ecosystems: current status and future challenges. Alpine Botany 126 (2), 89-103. Blogpost.
  • Portillo-Estrada M, Pihlatie M, Korhonen JFJ, Levula J, Frumau AKF, Ibrom A, Lembrechts JJ, Morillas L, Horvath L, Jones SK, Niinemets U (2016). Climatic controls on leaf litter decomposition across European forests and grasslands revealed by reciprocal litter transplantation experiments. Biogeosciences 13 (5), 1621. Blogpost.

Garden angelica flanking mountain road


  • Lembrechts JJ, Milbau A, Nijs I (2015). Trade-off between competition and facilitation limits gap colonisation in harsh environments. AoB Plants 7 plv128. Blogpost.


  • Lembrechts JJ, Milbau A, Nijs I (2014). Alien roadside species more easily invade alpine than lowland plant communities in a subarctic mountain ecosystem. PLoS ONE 9 (2) e89664. Blogpost 1blogpost 2, blogpost 3, blogpost 4.


Extra good news: At the end of my PhD, I published a little booklet for those who want to know what my work is about, summarizing all our published papers up till then with the help of the blogposts I published throughout the years. You can buy the book at

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