The Response of the Alpine Dwarf Shrub Salix herbacea to Altered Snowmelt Timing: Lessons from a Multi-Site Transplant Experiment

@inproceedings{Sedlacek2015TheRO,
  title={The Response of the Alpine Dwarf Shrub Salix herbacea to Altered Snowmelt Timing: Lessons from a Multi-Site Transplant Experiment},
  author={Janosch Sedlacek and Julia A. Wheeler and Andres Cortes and Oliver Bossdorf and Guenter Hoch and Christian Lexer and Sonja Wipf and Sophie Karrenberg and Mark van Kleunen and Christian Rixen},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
Climate change is altering spring snowmelt patterns in alpine and arctic ecosystems, and these changes may alter plant phenology, growth and reproduction. To predict how alpine plants respond to shifts in snowmelt timing, we need to understand trait plasticity, its effects on growth and reproduction, and the degree to which plants experience a home-site advantage. We tested how the common, long-lived dwarf shrub Salix herbacea responded to changing spring snowmelt time by reciprocally… CONTINUE READING
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