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Treeline ecotones are considered early-warning monitors of the effects of climate warming on terrestrial ecosystems, but it is still unclear how tree growth at treeline will track the forecasted temperature rise in these cold environments. Here, we address this issue by analysing and projecting...

Author(s)
Sanchez-Salguero, R.; Camarero, J. J.; Gutiérrez, E.; Gazol, A.; Sangüesa-Barreda, G.; Moiseev, P.; Linares, J. C.
Publisher
MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland
Citation
Forests, 2018, 9, 11, pp 688
Abstract

An ultra-long tree-ring width chronology (9111 years long, 7109 BC to AD 2002) has been established based on the analysis and dating of 1432 subfossil/dry dead wood samples and cores from 335 living trees. The material was collected from treeline or near-treeline sites (c. 2000 to 2400 m a.s.l.)...

Author(s)
Nicolussi, K.; Kaufmann, M.; Melvin, T. M.; Plicht, J. van der; Schiessling, P.; Thurner, A.
Publisher
Sage Publications Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Holocene, 2009, 19, 6, pp 909-920
Abstract

With sub-fossil remains of trees killed by snow avalanches and found in a peat bog, the so-called Schwarzensteinmoor, we could establish a record of Holocene snow avalanche events. The peat bog is located at 2150 m a.s.l. in the timberline ecotone of the Zillertal Alps in the Central Eastern Alps....

Author(s)
Nicolussi, K.; Pindur, P.; Schiessling, P.; Kaufmann, M.; Thurner, A.; Luzian, R.
Publisher
Bundesamt und Forschungszentrum für Wald (BFW), Institut für Forstschutz, Wien, Austria
Citation
BFW Berichte, 2007, No.141, pp 157-176
Abstract

Northern latitude and upper altitude climatic treelines have received increasing attention given their potential sensitivity to atmospheric and climate change. While greater radial stem growth at treeline sites in recent decades has been attributed largely to increasing temperature, rising...

Author(s)
Handa, I. T.; Körner, C.; Hättenschwiler, S.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Global Change Biology, 2006, 12, 12, pp 2417-2430
Abstract

The altitude of the Alpine tree-line has often been used as proxy for the climatic conditions in the Holocene epoch. The usual approach for establishing a record for this proxy is the analysis of pollen and macro remains. We analysed living trees and subfossil logs from the timberline ecotone in...

Author(s)
Nicolussi, K.; Kaufmann, M.; Patzelt, G.; Plicht, J. van der; Thurner, A.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, 2005, 14, 3, pp 221-234
Abstract

Six upper timberline Swiss stone pine (Pinus cembra) stands in the Ampezzo and South Tyrol Dolomites (Italy) were sampled for a dendroclimatological study with the aim to compare the climatic responses of the different chronologies in relation to slope aspect. A regional chronology of 613 years...

Author(s)
Urbinati, C.; Carrer, M.; Sudiro, S.
Publisher
Urban & Fischer Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Jena, Germany
Citation
Dendrochronologia, 1997, 15, pp 101-117
Abstract

A brief account is given of investigations into the relations between growth and climate of larch [Larix sp.], cembran pine [Pinus cembra] and spruce [Picea abies] growing at the timberline (defined as the altitudinal limit of forest) and treeline (the altitudinal limit of isolated trees) in the...

Author(s)
Urbinati, C.; Carrer, M.; Anfodillo, T.; Rento, S.
Citation
Dendronatura, 1996, 17, 1, pp 41-50

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