G-TREE: Global Treeline Range Expansion Experiment Davos, Switzerland

G-TREE is a global research network composed of 40 arctic and alpine researchers from around the world. This summer, our field experiment will be established at numerous sites across Canada, France, Norway, Spain, the United States, and Venezuela. Other sites are being developed in Russia, Scotland, and Sweden.

The Stillberg research area is located in the Eastern Swiss Alps near Davos, Switzerland. The site has been used for several long-term monitoring as well as experimental studies for the last four decades. Our G-TREE experiment consists of a lowest site located in a subalpine Larch-Spruce forest (Larici-Picetum) dominated by Larix decidua and Picea abies (1930 m a.s.l.), a transition zone site dominated by alpine shrubs (2100 m a.s.l.), and an uppermost site in an alpine meadow with some dwarf shrubs (2390 m a.s.l.).

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Esther R. Frei; Peter Bebi; Melissa A. Dawes; Christian Rixen (2018). G-TREE: Global Treeline Range Expansion Experiment Davos, Switzerland. WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF. doi:10.16904/envidat.42.

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DOI 10.16904/envidat.42
Authors
  • Name: Esther R. Frei  Affiliation: Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL  Email: esther.freifoo(at)wsl.ch  ORCID: 0000-0003-1910-7900  Scheme: ORCID
  • Name: Peter Bebi  Affiliation: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF  Email: bebifoo(at)slf.ch  ORCID: 0000-0001-8868-6569  Scheme: ORCID
  • Name: Melissa A. Dawes  Affiliation: Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL  Email: melissa.dawesfoo(at)wsl.ch  ORCID: 0000-0003-4919-0151  Scheme: ORCID
  • Name: Christian Rixen  Affiliation: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF  Email: rixenfoo(at)slf.ch  ORCID: 0000-0002-2486-9988  Scheme: ORCID
Contact Person Name: Esther R. Frei  Email: esther.freifoo(at)wsl.ch  Affiliation: Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL  ORCID: 0000-0003-1910-7900  Scheme: ORCID
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Publication Publisher: WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF  Year: 2018
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  • Type: Created  Date: 2010-08-07  End Date: 2010-01-10
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Language English
Location Davos, Switzerland
License Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL)    [Open Data]
Last Updated December 9, 2018, 01:24 (CET)
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