Effects of atmospheric and climate change at the timberline of the Central European Alps

  title={Effects of atmospheric and climate change at the timberline of the Central European Alps},
  author={Gerhard Wieser and Rainer Matyssek and Roland Luzian and Peter Zwerger and Peter Pindur and Walter Oberhuber and Andreas Gruber},
  journal={Annals of Forest Science},
• This review considers potential effects of atmospheric change and climate warming within the timberline ecotone of the Central European Alps. After focusing on the impacts of ozone (O3) and rising atmospheric CO2 concentration, effects of climate warming on the carbon and water balance of timberline trees and forests will be outlined towards conclusions about changes in tree growth and treeline dynamics. • Presently, ambient ground-level O3 concentrations do not exert crucial stress on adult… CONTINUE READING
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