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dc.contributor.authorCudlin, Pavel
dc.contributor.authorKlopcic, Matija
dc.contributor.authorTognetti, Roberto
dc.contributor.authorMális, Frantisek
dc.contributor.authorAlados, Concepcion L.
dc.contributor.authorBebi, Peter
dc.contributor.authorGrunewald, Karsten
dc.contributor.authorZhiyanski, Miglena
dc.contributor.authorAndonowski, Vlatko
dc.contributor.authorLa Porta, Nicola
dc.contributor.authorBratanova-Doncheva, Svetlana
dc.contributor.authorKachaunova, Eli
dc.contributor.authorEdwards-Jonášová, Magda
dc.contributor.authorNinot, Josep Maria
dc.contributor.authorRigling, Andreas
dc.contributor.authorHofgaard, Annika
dc.contributor.authorHlásny, Tomáš
dc.contributor.authorSkalák, Petr
dc.contributor.authorWielgolaski, Frans Emil
dc.coverage.spatialItaly, Norway, Spain, Bulgarianb_NO
dc.identifier.citationClimate Research (CR). 2017, 73 135-150.nb_NO
dc.description.abstractA growing body of evidence suggests that processes of upward treeline expansion and shifts in vegetation zones may occur in response to climate change. However, such shifts can be limited by a variety of non-climatic factors, such as nutrient availability, soil conditions, landscape fragmentation and some species-specific traits. Many changes in species distributions have been observed, although no evidence of complete community replacement has been registered yet. Climatic signals are often confounded with the effects of human activity, for example, forest encroachment at the treeline owing to the coupled effect of climate change and highland pasture abandonment. Data on the treeline ecotone, barriers to the expected treeline or dominant tree species shifts due to climate and land use change, and their possible impacts on biodiversity in 11 mountain areas of interest, from Italy to Norway and from Spain to Bulgaria, are reported. We investigated the role of environmental conditions on treeline ecotone features with a focus on treeline shift. The results showed that treeline altitude and the altitudinal width of the treeline ecotone, as well as the significance of climatic and soil parameters as barriers against tree species shift, significantly decreased with increasing latitude. However, the largest part of the commonly observed variability in mountain vegetation near the treeline in Europe seems to be caused by geomorphological, geological, pedological and microclimatic variability in combination with different land use history and present socio-economic relation Vegetation zone shift · Climate change · Climate models · Treeline ecotone · European mountains · Ecosystem servicesnb_NO
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.subjectEuropean mountainsnb_NO
dc.subjectEcosystem servicesnb_NO
dc.subjectVegetation zone shiftnb_NO
dc.subjectClimate changenb_NO
dc.subjectClimate modelsnb_NO
dc.subjectTreeline ecotonenb_NO
dc.titleDrivers of treeline shift in different European mountainsnb_NO
dc.typeJournal articlenb_NO
dc.typePeer reviewednb_NO
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Zoologiske og botaniske fag: 480nb_NO
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Zoology and botany: 480nb_NO
dc.source.journalClimate Research (CR)nb_NO
dc.relation.projectAndre: COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology)nb_NO
dc.relation.projectAndre: Ministry of Education Youth and Sports of the Czech Republicnb_NO
cristin.unitnameAvdeling for terrestrisk økologi

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