Brigitte Rohner

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Tree growth plays a key role in forest dynamics, yet little attention has been paid to quantifying tree age–diameter relationships. Predicting diameter growth of oaks is especially important due to their role in nature conservation and adaptive forest management under climate change. Thus, we (1) identified environmental variables that shape age–diameter(More)
Tree mortality is a key factor influencing forest functions and dynamics, but our understanding of the mechanisms leading to mortality and the associated changes in tree growth rates are still limited. We compiled a new pan-continental tree-ring width database from sites where both dead and living trees were sampled (2970 dead and 4224 living trees from 190(More)
We used data from representatively sampled trees to identify key drivers of tree growth for central European tree species. Nonlinear mixed models were fitted to individual-tree basal area increments (BAI) from the Swiss national forest inventory. Data from 1983 to 2006 were used for model fitting and data from 2009 to 2013 for model evaluation. We(More)
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