A climate-based model to predict potential treeline position around the globe

  title={A climate-based model to predict potential treeline position around the globe},
  author={Jens Paulsen and Christian K{\"o}rner},
  journal={Alpine Botany},
In situ temperature measurements revealed that the position of the high-elevation treeline is associated with a minimum seasonal mean air temperature within a temperature-defined minimum season length across latitudes. Here, we build upon this experience and present the results of a global statistical analysis and a predictive model for low temperature treeline positions. We identified 376 natural treelines from satellite images across the globe, and searched for their closest climatic proxies… 
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