Research Interests

Tree stress physiology, root ecophysiology, mechanisms of tree competition, tree allometry changes under drought, mountain forest ecology and management, regeneration ecology, ecology of mixed forests

Other publications

Häberle K-H, Weigt R, Nikolova P, Reiter IM, Cermak J, Wieser G, Blaschke H, Rötzer T, Pretzsch H, Matyssek R, 2012. Case study „Kranzberger Forst“ – growth and defence in European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and Norway spruce (Picea abies (L.) Karst.). In: Growth and Defence in Plants (eds. MM Caldwell et al.), Ecological Studies 220: 243-271

Nikolova PS, Zang Ch, Pretzsch H, 2011. Combining tree-ring analyses on stems and coarse roots to study the growth dynamics of forest trees: a case study on Norway spruce (Picea abies [L.] H. Karst). Trees 25: 859-872

Pritsch K, Ali MA, Churin J-L, Cloutier-Hurteau B, Courty P-E, Egli S, Ernst J, Damon C, Duchemin M, Kuhar F, Marmeisse R, Müller A, Nikolova PS, Peter M, Plassard C, Schloter M, Garbaye J, 2011. Optimized and standardized assay and storage conditions for enzymatic activity profiling of ectomycorrhizae. Mycorrhiza 21(7):589-600

Matyssek R, Wieser G, Ceulemans R, Rennenberg H, Häberle K-H, Haberer K, Löw M, Nunn A, Werner H, Wipfler P, Oßwald W, Nikolova PS, Hanke D, Kraigher H, Tausz M, Bahnweg G, Kitao M, Pretzsch H, Sandermann H, Herbinger K, Grebenc T, Heerdt C, Blumenröther M, Deckmyn G, Grams TEE, Fabian P, 2010. Eight-Year Exposure to Twice-Ambient Ozone Does Constrain Carbon Sink Strength of Adult Beech Trees (Fagus sylvatica). Environmental Pollution 158: 2527-2532

Nikolova PS, Andersen CP, Blaschke H, Matyssek R, Häberle K-H, 2010. Belowground effects of enhanced tropospheric ozone and drought in a beech/spruce forest (Fagus sylvatica L. / Picea abies [L.] Karst.) Environmental Pollution 158:1071-1078

Maniero R, Kazda M, Häberle K-H, Nikolova PS, Matyssek R, 2009. Fine root dynamics of mature European Beech /Fagus sylvatica L.) as influenced by elevated ozone concentrations. Environmental Pollution 157: 2638-2644

Nikolova PS, Raspe S, Andersen CP, Mainiero R, Blaschke H, Matyssek R, Häberle K-H, 2009. Effects of the extreme drought in 2003 on soil respiration in a mixed forest. European Journal of Forest Research 128: 87-98

Nikolova PS, Blaschke H, Matyssek R, Pretzsch H, Seifert T, 2009. Combined application of computer tomography and light microscopy for analysis of conductive xylem area of beech and spruce coarse roots. European Journal of Forest Research 128: 145-153

Nikolova PS, H Blaschke, Matyssek R, 2006. Digital in situ recording of fine-root architecture and growth dynamics. In: Handbook of Methods Used in Rhizosphere Research. COST 631 – Understanding and Modelling Interactions in the Root Environment (ed. Jörg Luster and Roger Finlay), pp. 170-171. WSL, Birmensdorf

Blaschke H, Nikolova PS, Raidel S, Matyssek R, 2006. Slim cases for digital recording of ectomycorrhiza formation in situ. In: Handbook of Methods Used in Rhizosphere Research. COST 631 – Understanding and Modelling Interactions in the Root Environment (eds. Jörg Luster and Roger Finlay), pp. 380-381. WSL, Birmensdorf

Andersen CP, Nikolov I, Nikolova P, Häberle K-H, Matyssek R, 2005. Estimating “autotrophic” belowground respiration in spruce and beech forests: decreases following girdling. European Journal of Forest Research 124: 155-163

Grulke NE, Johnson R, Monschein S, Nikolova P and Tausz M, 2003. Variation in morphological and biochemical O3 injury attributes of mature Jeffrey pine within canopies and microsites. Tree Physiology 23: 923-929

Schuetzenduebel A, Nikolova P, Rudolf C, Polle A, 2002. Cadmium and H2O2-induced oxidative stress in Populus × canescens roots. Pant Phys. And Biochem. 40: 577-584

Nikolova P, Maier-Dinkel A, 2000. Cryoconservation of Juglans regia L. somatic embryos. Forestry Ideas 23: 11-16