Profiteers of environmental change in the Swiss Alps: increase of thermophilous and generalist plants in wetland ecosystems within the last 10 years

@article{Moradi2012ProfiteersOE,
  title={Profiteers of environmental change in the Swiss Alps: increase of thermophilous and generalist plants in wetland ecosystems within the last 10 years},
  author={Hossein Moradi and Sima Fakheran and Markus Peintinger and Ariel Bergamini and Bernhard Schmid and Jyoti Joshi},
  journal={Alpine Botany},
  year={2012},
  volume={122},
  pages={45-56}
}
It has been predicted that Europe will experience a rise in temperature of 2.2–5.3 °C within this century. This increase in temperature may lead to vegetation change along altitudinal gradients. To test whether vegetation composition has already changed in the recent decade due to current warming (and other concomitant environmental changes), we recorded plant species composition in 1995 and 2005/2006 in Swiss pre-alpine fen meadows (800–1,400 m a.s.l.). Despite no obvious changes in the… CONTINUE READING
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