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In Valais, an inner-Alpine dry valley in Switzerland, low-elevation Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) forests are changing. While pine shows high mortality rates, deciduous species, in particular pubescent oak (Quercus pubescens Willd.), are becoming more abundant. We hypothesise that increasing...

Author(s)
Eilmann, B.; Weber, P.; Rigling, A.; Eckstein, D.
Publisher
Elsevier GmbH, Jena, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 2006, 23, 3, pp 121-132
Abstract

Question: Lower montane treeline ecotones such as the inner Alpine dry valleys are regarded as sensitive to climate change. In the dry Valais valley (Switzerland) the composition of the widespread, low altitude Pinus forests is shifting towards a mixed deciduous state. The sub-boreal P. sylvestris...

Author(s)
Weber, P.; Bugmann, H.; Rigling, A.
Publisher
Opulus Press, Uppsala, Sweden
Citation
Journal of Vegetation Science, 2007, 18, 6, pp 777-792