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Pursuing glacier retreat: genetic structure of a rapidly expanding Larix decidua population
  • A. R. Pluess
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular ecology
  • 1 February 2011
One of the greatest threats to the long‐term viability of migrating plant species is the loss of genetic diversity due to founder effects. Populations can expand as a response to climate change, butExpand
Population genetic diversity of the clonal plant Geum reptans (Rosaceae) in the Swiss Alps.
In the alpine landscape most plant populations are spatially isolated due to extreme patchiness and strong natural fragmentation. We used RAPD-PCR (randomly amplified polymorphic DNA polymerase chainExpand
Short distance pollen movement in a wind-pollinated tree, Quercus lobata (Fagaceae).
Short distance pollen dispersal shapes the local genetic structure of plant populations and determines the opportunity for genetic drift and local selection. In this paper we focus on short distanceExpand
Plant population differentiation and climate change: responses of grassland species along an elevational gradient.
Mountain ecosystems are particularly susceptible to climate change. Characterizing intraspecific variation of alpine plants along elevational gradients is crucial for estimating their vulnerabilityExpand
Seed weight increases with altitude in the Swiss Alps between related species but not among populations of individual species
Seed weight is a crucial plant life history trait, determining establishment success and dispersal ability. Especially in stressful environments, larger seeds may be selected at the expense of seedExpand
Genome-environment association study suggests local adaptation to climate at the regional scale in Fagus sylvatica.
The evolutionary potential of long-lived species, such as forest trees, is fundamental for their local persistence under climate change (CC). Genome-environment association (GEA) analyses reveal ifExpand
Drought response and changing mean sensitivity of European beech close to the dry distribution limit
European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) covers a large area mainly in the colline and montane ranges in Europe, and a drier and warmer climate, as expected for the coming decades, is likely to alter itsExpand
Drought-Adaptation Potential in Fagus sylvatica: Linking Moisture Availability with Genetic Diversity and Dendrochronology
Background Microevolution is essential for species persistence especially under anticipated climate change scenarios. Species distribution projection models suggested that the dominant tree speciesExpand
Spatial isolation and genetic differentiation in naturally fragmented plant populations of the Swiss Alps
Aims The effect Of anthropogenic landscape fragmentation on the genetic diversity and adaptive potential of plant populations is a major issue in conservation biology. However, little is known aboutExpand
Effects of population size on plant reproduction and pollinator abundance in a specialized pollination system
Summary 1. Many plant species are currently experiencing negative consequences of habitat fragmentation as a result of reductions in population size and disruptions in pollination services. Plants inExpand