Do Himalayan treelines respond to recent climate change? An evaluation of sensitivity indicators

  title={Do Himalayan treelines respond to recent climate change? An evaluation of sensitivity indicators},
  author={Udo Schickhoff and Maria Bobrowski and J{\"u}rgen B{\"o}hner and Birgit B{\"u}rzle and Ram Prasad Chaudhary and Lars Gerlitz and H. Heyken and Jelena Lange and Michael M{\"u}ller and Thomas Scholten and Niels Schwab and Ronja E. M. Wedeg{\"a}rtner},
  journal={Earth System Dynamics Discussions},
Abstract. Climate warming is expected to induce treelines to advance to higher elevations. Empirical studies in diverse mountain ranges, however, give evidence of both advancing alpine treelines and rather insignificant responses. The inconsistency of findings suggests distinct differences in the sensitivity of global treelines to recent climate change. It is still unclear where Himalayan treeline ecotones are located along the response gradient from rapid dynamics to apparently complete… 

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