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!


  • Maclean IMD, Duffy JP, Haesen S, Govaert S, De Frenne P, Vanneste T, Lenoir J, Lembrechts JJ, Rhodes MW, Van Meerbeek K (2021). On the measurement of microclimate. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Blogpost.
  • Graham EB, …, contributor consortium. Towards a generalizable framework of disturbance ecology through crowdsourced science. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.
  • De Frenne P, Lenoir J, Luoto M, Scheffers B, Zellweger F, Aalto J, Ashcroft M, Christiansen D, Decocq G, De Pauw K, Govaert S, Greiser C, Grl E, Hampe A, Jucker T, Klinges D, Koelemeijer I, Lembrechts JJ, Marrec R, Meeussen C, Ogée J, Tyystjärvi V, Vangansbeke P, Hylander K (2021). Forest microclimates and climate change: importance, drivers and future research agenda. Global Change Biology, 27(11) 2279-2297. Blogpost.
  • Lembrechts JJ, Lenoir J, Scheffers B, De Frenne P (2021). Designing countrywide and regional microclimate networks. Global Ecology and Biogeography. Blogpost.
  • Géron C, Lembrechts JJ, Borgelt J, Lenoir J, Hamdi R, Mahy G, … & Monty A (2021). Urban alien plants in temperate oceanic regions of Europe originate from warmer native ranges. Biological Invasions, 1-15. Blogpost.
  • Clavel J, Lembrechts JJ, Alexander J,, Haider S, Lenoir J, Milbau A, Nuñez MA, Pauchard A, Nijs I, Verbruggen E (2020). The role of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in non-native plant invasion along mountain roads. New Phytologist. Blogpost.



  • Lembrechts JJ, Nijs I (2020). Microclimate shifts in a dynamic world. Science, 368(6492), 711-712. Blogpost.
  • Lembrechts JJ, Aalto J, Ashcroft MB, De Frenne P, Kopecký M, Lenoir J, … & Nijs I (2020). SoilTemp: a global database of near‐surface temperature. Global Change Biology. Blogpost.
  • Lembrechts JJ (2020). The Holy Trinity of spatial climate change ecology: high-resolution climate data, long-term biodiversity monitoring and physiological experiments. A commentary on:‘Invasive grasses of sub-Antarctic Marion Island respond to increasing temperatures at the expense of chilling tolerance’. Annals of Botany125(5), ix-x. Blogpost.
  • Lembrechts JJ, Broeders L, De Gruyter J, Radujković D, Ramirez-Rojas I, Lenoir J, & Verbruggen E (2020). A framework to bridge scales in distribution modelling of soil microbiota. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. Blogpost.
  • Randin CF, Ashcroft M, Bolliger J, Cavender-Bares J, Coops NC, Dullinger S, … Lembrechts JJ, … & Giuliani G. (2020) Monitoring biodiversity in the Anthropocene using remote sensing data products in species distribution models. Remote Sensing of the Environment. Blogpost.
  • Liedtke R, Barros A, Essl F, Lembrechts JJ, Wedegärtner RE, Pauchard A, & Dullinger S (2020) 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.
  • Lembrechts JJ, Nijs I, Lenoir J (2019). Incorporating microclimate into species distribution models. Ecography DOI 10.1111/ecog.03947. 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.
  • 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, De Boeck, HJ, Liao J, Milbau A, Nijs I (2018). Effects of species evenness can be derived from species richness-ecosystem functioning relationships. Oikos 127 (3) 337-344. 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, Lenoir J, Nuñez MA, Pauchard A, Geron C, Bussé G, Milbau A, Nijs I (2018). 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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