Lecture at the University of Basel

Lecture at the University of Basel

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Publication in Biogeosciences: Previous-year weather determines forest NEP

Publication in Biogeosciences: Previous-year weather determines forest NEP

Abstract. Understanding the response of forest net ecosystem productivity (NEP) to environmental drivers under climate change is highly relevant for predictions of annual forest carbon (C) flux budgets. Modeling annual forest NEP with soil–vegetation–atmosphere transfer models (SVATs), however, remains challenging due to unknown delayed responses…

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Publication in New Phytologist: CO2-effect on stem radius fluctuations

Publication in New Phytologist: CO2-effect on stem radius fluctuations

To understand how trees at high elevations might use water differently in the future, we investigated the effects of CO2 enrichment and soil warming (separately and combined) on the water relations of Larix decidua growing at the tree line in the Swiss Alps. We assessed…

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Publication in Functional Plant Biology: Xylem size changes

Publication in Functional Plant Biology: Xylem size changes

Abstract. The state-of-the-art interpretation of stem radius changes (DRTotal) for tree water relations is based on knowledge from mostly slow growing tree species. The ratio between diurnal size fluctuations of the rigid xylem (DRXylem) and the respective fluctuations of the elastic bark (DRBark) is known…

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YouTube video: Mounting a point dendrometer

YouTube video: Mounting a point dendrometer

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