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Peer-reviewed publications up to 2013


Battipaglia G, De Micco V, Brand WA, Saurer M, Aronne G, Linke P, Cherubini P (2014) Drought impact on water use efficiency and intra-annual density fluctuations in Erica arborea on Elba (Italy). Plant Cell Environment 37, 382-391. (pdf)

Büntgen U, Hellmann L (2014) The Little Ice Age in scientific perspective: Cold spells and caveats. Journal of Interdisciplinary History XLIV: 2 353-368 (pdf)

Büntgen U, Tegel W, Kaplan JO, Schaub M, Hagedorn F, Bürgi M, Brázdil R, Helle G, Career M, Heussner KU, Hofmann J, Kontic R, Kyncl T, Kyncl J, Camarero JJ, Tinner W, Esper J, Liebhold A (2014) Placing unprecedented recent fir growth in a European-wide and Holocene-long context. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment doi:10.1890/130089 (pdf)

Churakova (Sidorova) OV, Eugster W, Zielis S, Cherubini P, Etzold S, Saurer M, Siegwolf R, Bichmann N (2014) Increasing relevance of spring temperatures for Norway spruce trees in Davos, Switzerland, after the 1950s. Trees 28, 183-191. (pdf)

Schneider L, Esper J, Timonen M, Büntgen U (2014) Detection and evaluation of an early divergence problem in Northern Fennoscandian tree-ring data. Oikos doi:10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00836.x (pdf)

Tegel W, Seim A, Hakelberg D, Hoffmann S, Panev M, Westphal T, Büntgen U (2014) A recent growth increase of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) at its Mediterranean distribution limit contradicts drought stress. European Journal of Forest Research 133:61-71 (pdf)

von Arx G, Carrer M (2014) ROXAS - a new tool to build centuries-long tracheid-lumen chronologies in conifers. Dendrochronologia

Zimowski M, Leuschner HH, Gärtner H, Bergmeier E (2014) Age and diversity of East Mediterranean dwarf shrublands: a dendrochronological approach along an altitudinal gradient on Crete. Journal of Vegetation Science 25:122–134 (pdf)


Anchukaitis KJ, D’Arrigo RD, Andreu-Hayles L, Frank D, Verstege A, Curtis A, Buckley BM, Jacoby GC, Cook ER (2013) Tree-Ring-Reconstructed Summer Temperatures from Northwestern North America during the Last Nine Centuries, Journal of Climate, 26:3001–3012 (pdf)

Babst F, Poulter B, Trouet V, Tan K, Neuwirth B, Wilson R, Carrer M, Grabner M, Tegel W, Levanic T, Panayotov M, Urbinati C, Bouriaud O, Ciais P, Frank D (2013) Site- and species-specific responses of forest growth to climate across the European continent, Global Ecology and Biogeography,  22 (6), 706-717 (pdf)

Bachteler K, Riedel M, Merkt N, Ullrich B, Erhardt M & Wunsche J (2013): Effect of soil fertilization on the incidence of berry shrivel and the quality of resulting wine. Vitis 52: 1-7.

Battipaglia G, Saurer M, Cherubini P, Calfapietra C, McCarthy H, Norby R, Cotrufo F (2013) Elevated CO2 increases tree-level intrinsic water use efficiency: insights from carbon and oxygen isotope analyses in tree rings across three forest FACE sites. New Phytologist 197: 544-554 (pdf)

Bryukhanova M, Fonti P (2013) Xylem plasticity allows rapid hydraulic adjustment to annual climatic variability. Trees 27: 485-496 (pdf)

Buchwal A, Rachlewicz G, Fonti P, Cherubini P, Gärtner H (2013) Temperature modulates intra-plant growth of Salix polaris from a High Arctic site (Svalbard). Polar Biology 36: 1305-1318. (pdf)

Bunde A, Büntgen U, Ludescher J, Luterbacher J, von Storch H (2013) Is there memory in precipitation? Nature Climate Change 3: 174-175 (pdf)

Büntgen U, Kyncl T, Ginzler C, Jacks DS, Esper J, Tegel W, Heussner KU, Kyncl J (2013) Filling the Eastern European gap in millennium-long temperature reconstructions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 110: 1773-1778 (pdf)

Büntgen U, Liebhold A, Jenny H, Mysterud A, Egli S, Nievergelt D, Stenseth NC, Bollmann K (2013) European springtime temperature synchronises ibex horn growth across the eastern Swiss Alps. Ecology Letters doi:10.1111/ele.12231

Büntgen U, Martinez-Peña F, Aldea J, Rigling A, Fischer EM, Camarero JJ, Hayes MJ, Fatton V, Egli S (2013) Declining pine growth in Central Spain coincides with increasing diurnal temperature range since the 1970s. Global and Planetary Change 107: 177-185 (pdf)

Büntgen U, Peter M, Kauserud H, Egli S (2013) Unraveling environmental drivers of a recent increase in Swiss fungi fruiting. Global Change Biology 19: 2785-2794 (pdf)

Cherubini P, Humbel T, Beeckman H, Gärtner H, Mannes D, Pearson C, Schoch W, Tognetti R, Lev-Yadun S (2013) Olive Tree-Ring Problematic Dating: A Comparative Analysis on Santorini (Greece). PLoS ONE 8(1): e54730. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0054730 (pdf)

Donders TH, Decuyper M, Beaubien SE, van Hoof TB, Cherubini P, Sass-Klaassen U (2013) Tree rings as biosensor to detect leakage of subsurface fossil CO2. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 19: 387-395. (pdf)

Esper J, Büntgen U, Luterbacher J, Krusic PJ (2013) Testing the hypothesis of globally missing rings in temperature sensitive dendrochronological data. Dendrochronologia 31: 216-222 (pdf)

Esper J, Schneider L, Krusic PJ, Luterbacher J, Büntgen U, Timonen M, Sirocko F, Zorita E (2013) European summer temperature response to annually dated volcanic eruptions over the past nine centuries. Bulletin of Volcanology 75: 736-750 (pdf)

Fang K, Frank D, Goa X, Liu C, Zhou F, Li J, Li Y (2013) Precipitation over the past four centuries in the Dieshan Mountains as inferred from tree rings: An introduction to an HHT-based method. Global and Planetary Change 107, 109-118. (pdf)

Fonti P, Bryukhanova M, Myglan V, Naumova O, Kirdyanov A, Vaganov E (2013) Temperature-induced responses of xylem structure of Larix sibirica Ldb. (Pinaceae) from Russian Altay. American Journal of Botany 100:1332-1343 (pdf)

Fonti P, Heller O, Cherubini P, Rigling A, Arend M (2013) Wood anatomical responses of oak saplings exposed to air warming and soil drought. Plant Biology 15: 210-219 (pdf)

Franke J, Frank D, Raible CC, Esper J, Bronnimann S (2013) Spectral biases in tree-ring climate proxies. Nature Clim. Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate1816 (pdf)

Gärtner-Roer I, Heinrich I, Gärtner H (2013) Wood anatomical analysis of alpine shrubs growing on creeping mountain permafrost. Dendrochronologia 31: 97-104 (pdf)

Gea-Izquierdo G, Battipaglia G, Gärtner H, Cherubini P (2013) Erica arborea xylem adjustment to temperature and moisture availability at contrasting climates. IAWA Journal 34: 109-126 (pdf)

Gessler A, Brandes E, Keitel C, Boda S, Kayler ZE, Granier A, Barbour M, Farquhar G, Treydte K. (2013) The oxygen isotope enrichment of leaf-exported assimilates: does it always reflect lamina leaf water enrichment. New Phytologist, doi:10.1111/nph.12359 (pdf)

Glur L, Wirth SB, Büntgen U, Gilli A, Haug GH, Schär C, Anselmetti FS (2013) Frequent floods in the European Alps coincide with cooler periods of the past 2500 years. Nature – Scientific Reports 3: 2770; doi:10.1038/srep02770 (pdf)

Gori Y, Cherubini P, Camin F, La Porta N (2013) Fungal root pathogen (Heterobasidion parviporum) increases drought stress in Norway spruce stand at low elevation in the Alps. European Journal Forest Research doi:10.1007/s10342-013-0698-x (pdf)

Hellmann L, Tegel W, Eggertsson O, Schweingruber FH, Blanchette R, Gärtner H, Kirdyanov A, Büntgen U (2013) Tracing the origin of Arctic driftwood. Journal of Geophysical Research – B 118: 68-76  doi:10.1002/jgrg.20022 (pdf)

Jover E, Ward A, Büntgen U (2013) Linking long-term temperature variability to population density in Andorra, Central Pyrenees. Population and Environment 35:98–111 (pdf)

Kauserud H, Heegaard E, Büntgen U, Halvorsen R, Egli S, Senn-Irlet B, Greilhuber IK, Dämon W, Sparks T, Nordén J, Høiland K, Kirk P, Semenov M, Stenseth NC, Boddy L (2013) Reply to Gange et al.: Climate driven changes in the fungal fruiting season in the UK. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 110: E335 (pdf)

King G, Fonti P, Nievergelt D, Büntgen U, Frank D (2013) Climatic drivers of hourly to yearly tree radius variations along a 6°C natural warming gradient. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 168: 36-46 (pdf)

King G, Guggerli F, Fonti P, Frank D (2013) Tree growth response along an elevational gradient: climate or genetics? Oecologia doi:10.1007/s00442-013-2696-6 (pdf)

Li M-H, Cherubini P, Dobbertin M, Arend M, Xiao W-F, Rigling A (2013) Responses of leaf nitrogen and mobile carbohydrates in different Quercus species/provenances to moderate climate changes. Plant Biology 15: 177-184 (pdf)

Lombardi F, Cherubini P, Tognetti R, Cocozza C, Lasserre B, Marchetti M (2013) Investigating biochemical processes to assess deadwood decay of beech and silver fir in Mediterranean mountain forests. Annals of Forest Science 70: 101-111 (pdf)

Neukom R, Nash DJ, Endfield GH, Grab SW, Grove CA, Kelso C, Vogel CH, Zinke J (2013) Multi-proxy summer and winter precipitation reconstruction for southern Africa over the last 200 years. Clim Dynam. doi:10.1007/s00382-013-1886-6 (pdf)

Nobis MP, Schweingruber FH (2013) Adult age of vascular plant species along an elevational land-use and climate gradient. Ecography 36: 1076-1085

Olano JM, Arzac A, García-Cervigón AI, von Arx G, Rozas V (2013) New star on the stage: Parenchyma rays have a stronger climatic signal than ring width. New Phytologist 198: 486-495

Olano JM, Eugenio M, Almeria I, von Arx G (2013) Under pressure: how a Mediterranean high-mountain forb coordinates growth and hydraulic xylem anatomy in response to temperature and water constraints. Functional Ecology 27:1295-1303 (pdf)

PAGES 2k Consortium (with co-author Büntgen U and Neukom R)  (2013): Continental-scale temperature variability during the past two millennia. Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo1797

Panayotov MP, Zafirov N, Cherubini P (2013) Fingerprints of extreme climate events in Pinus sylvestris tree rings from Bulgaria. Trees 27: 211-227 (pdf)

Phipps SJ, McGregor HV, Gergis Jl, Gallant AJE, Neukom R, Stevenson S, Ackerley D, Brown JR, Fischer MJ, van Ommen TD (2013) Paleoclimate Data-Model Comparison and the Role of Climate Forcings over the Past 1500 Years. J Clim 26 (18):6915-6936. doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00108.1 (pdf)

Poulter B, Pederson N, Liu H, Zhao Z, D'Arrigo R, Ciais P, Davi N, Frank D, Myneni R, Piao S, Wang T. (2013) Recent trends in Inner Asian forest dynamics to temperature and precipitation indicate high sensitivity to climate change. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. doi:10.1016/j.agrformet.2012.12.006

Reichstein M, Bahn M, Ciais P, Frank D, Mahecha M, Seneviratne S, Zscheischler J, Beer C, Buchmann N, Frank DC, Papale D, Rammig A, Smith P, Thonicke K, van der Velde M, Vicca S, Walz A, Wattenbach M (2013) Climate extremes and the Carbon cycle. Nature 500, 287-295 (pdf)

Rossi L, Sebastiani L, Tognetti R, D'Andria R, Morelli G, Cherubini P (2013) Tree-ring wood anatomy and stable isotopes show structural and functional adjustments in olive trees under different water availability. Plant Soil 372, 567-579 (pdf)

Rossi S, Anfodillo T, Čufar K, Cuny H, Deslauriers A, Fonti P, Frank D, Gričar J, Gruber A, King G, Krause C, Morin H, Oberhuber W, Prislan P, Rathgeber C (2013): A meta-analysis of cambium phenology and growth: Linear and nonlinear patterns in conifers of the northern hemisphere. Annals of Botany, 112: 1911–1920 (pdf)

Schneider L, Gärtner H (2013): The advantage of using non-Newtonian fluids to prepare micro sections. Dendrochronologia 31: 175-178. (pdf)

Schweingruber FH, Büntgen U (2013) What is ‘wood’ – An anatomical re-definition. Dendrochronologia 31: 187-191 (pdf)

Schweingruber FH, Hellmann L, Tegel, W, Braun S, Nievergelt D, Büntgen U (2013) Evaluating the wood anatomical and dendroecological potential of Arctic dwarf shrubs. IAWA Journal 34: 485-497 (pdf)

Simard S, Giovannelli A, Treydte K, Traversi ML, King G, Frank D, Fonti P (2013) Intra-annual dynamics of non-structural carbohydrates in the cambium of mature conifer trees reflects radial growth demands. Tree Physiology 33: 913-923 (pdf)

Stobbe U, Egli S, Tegel W, Peter M, Sproll L, Büntgen U (2013) Potential and limitations of Burgundy truffle cultivation. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 97: 5215–5224 (pdf)

Stobbe U, Stobbe A, Sproll L, Tegel W, Peter M, Büntgen U, Egli S (2013) New evidence for Burgundy truffle and Norway spruce symbiosis. Mycorrhiza doi: 10.1007/s00572-013-0508-9 (pdf)

von Arx G, Dobbertin M, Rebetez M (2013) Detecting and correcting sensor drifts in long-term weather data. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185: 4483-4489 (pdf)

von Arx G, Graf Pannatier E, Thimonier A, Rebetez M (2013) Microclimate in forests with varying leaf area index and soil moisture: potential implications for seedling establishment in a changing climate. Journal of Ecology doi:org/10.1111/1365-2745.12121 (pdf)

von Arx G, Kueffer C, Fonti P (2013) Quantifying vessel grouping – added value from the image analysis tool ROXAS. IAWA Journal 34: 433-445 (pdf)

Wegner L, von Arx G, Sass-Klaassen U, Eilmann B. (2013) ROXAS – an efficient and accurate tool to detect vessels in diffuse-porous species. IAWA Journal 34: 425-432 (pdf)

Wistuba M, Malik I, Gärtner H, Kojs P, Owczarek P (2013) Application of eccentric growth of trees as a tool for landslide analyses: the example of Picea abies Karst. in the Carpathian and Sudeten Mountains (Central Europe). Catena 111: 41-55.

Yuan Y, Zhang T, Wei W, Nievergelt D, Verstege A, Yu S, Zhang R, Esper J (2013) Development of tree-ring maximum latewood density chronologies for the Western Tien Shan Mountains, China: Influence of detrending method and climate response. Dendrochronologia 31, 192-197. (pdf)

Zollinger B, Alewell C, Kneisel C, Meusburger K, Gärtner H, Brandová D, Ivy-Ochs S, Schmidt M, Egli M (2013) Effect of permafrost on the formation of soil organic carbon pools and their physical-chemical properties in the Eastern Swiss Alps. Catena 110: 70-85 (pdf)


Anchukaitis KJ, Breitenmoser P, Briffa KR, Buchwald A, Büntgen U, Cook ER, D’Arrigo RD, Esper J, Evans MN, Frank D, Grudd H, Gunnarson B, Hughes MK, Kirdyanov AV, Körner C, Krusic PJ, Luckman B, Melvin TM, Salzer MW, Shashkin AV, Timmreck C, Vaganov EA, Wilson RJS (2012) No evidence for misdating of tree-ring chronologies associated with volcanic cooling. Nature Geoscience doi:10.1038/ngeo1645 (pdf)

Arbellay E, Corona C, Stoffel M, Fonti P, Decaulne A (2012) Defining an adequate sample of earlywood vessels for retrospective injury detection in diffuse-porous species. PLoS ONE 7:e38824. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0038824

Arbellay E, Fonti P, Stoffel M (2012) Duration and extension of anatomical changes in wood structure after cambial injury. Journal of Experimental Botany 63: 3271-3277

Babst F, Carrer M, Poulter B, Urbinati C, Neuwirth B, Frank D (2012) 500 years of regional forest growth variability and links to climatic extreme events in Europe. Environmental Research Letters, 7, 045705. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/7/4/045705

Büntgen U, Egli S, Camarero JJ, Fischer EM, Stobbe U, Kauserud H, Tegel W, Sproll L, Stenseth NC (2012) Drought-induced decline in Mediterranean truffle harvest. Nature Climate Change 2:827–829 doi:10.1038/nclimate1733 (pdf)

Büntgen U, Egli S, Tegel W, Stobbe U, Sproll L, Elburg R, Peter M, Nievergelt D, Cherubini P, Stenseth NC (2012) Illuminating the mysterious world of truffles. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 462-463 (pdf)

Büntgen U, Frank D, Neuenschwander T, Esper J (2012) Fading temperature sensitivity of Alpine tree growth at its Mediterranean margin and associated effects on large-scale climate reconstructions. Climatic Change doi:10.1007/s10584-012-0450-4 (pdf)

Büntgen U, Ginzler C, Esper J, Tegel W, McMichael AJ (2012) Digitizing historical plague. Clinical Infectious Diseases 55: 1586-1588 (pdf)

Büntgen U, Kaczka RJ, Trnka M, Rigling A (2012) Ensemble estimates reveal a complex hydroclimatic sensitivity of pine growth at Carpathian cliff sites, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 160: 100-109, (pdf)

Büntgen U, Kauserud H, Egli S (2012) Linking mushroom productivity and phenology to climate variability. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 14-19

Büntgen U, Tegel W, Heussner K-U, Hofmann J, Kontic R, Kyncl T, Cook ER (2012) Effects of sample size in dendroclimatology. Climate Research 53: 263–269 (pdf)

Castagneri D, Nola P, Cherubini P, Motta R (2012) Temporal variability of size-growth relationships in a Norway spruce forest: the influences of stand structure, logging and climate. Canadian Journal Forest Research 42: 550-560

Chiesi M, Cherubini P, Maselli F (2012) Adaptation of a modelling strategy to predict the NPP of even-aged forest stands. European Journal of Forest Research 131: 1175-1184

De Micco V, Battipaglia G, Brand WA, Linke P, Saurer M, Aronne G, Cherubini P (2012) Discrete versus continuous analysis of anatomical and δ¹³C variability in tree-rings with intra-annual-density-fluctuations. Trees 26: 513-524

Dorado Linan I, Büntgen U, Gonzalez-Rouco F, Zorita E, Montavez JP, Gomez-Navarro JJ, Brunet M, Heinrich I, Helle G, Gutierrez E (2012) Estimating 750 years of temperature variations and uncertainties in the Pyrenees by tree-ring reconstructions and climate simulations. Climate of the Past 8: 919-933 (pdf)

Eckstein D, Cherubini P (2012) The "dendrochronological community" at Rovaniemi, Finland, 2010: Lessons learned from the past and perspectives for the future. Dendrochronologia 30: 195-197

Egli M, Mastrolonardo G, Seiler R, Raimondi S, Favilli F, Crimi V, Krebs R, Cherubini P, Certini G (2012) Charcoal and stable soil organic matter as indicators of fire frequency, climate and past vegetation in volcanic soils of Mt. Etna, Sicily. Catena 88: 14-26

Esper J, Büntgen U, Timonen M, Frank DC (2012) Variability and extremes of northern Scandinavian summer temperatures over the past two millennia. Global and Planetary Change 88-89: 1-9 (pdf)

Esper J, Frank DC, Timonen M, Zorita E, Wilson RJS, Luterbacher J, Holzkämper S, Fischer N, Wagner S, Nievergelt D, Verstege A, Büntgen U (2012) Orbital forcing of tree-ring data. Nature Climate Change, doi:10.1038/NCLIMATE1589 (pdf)

Fang K, Gou X, Chen F, Frank D, Liu C, Kazmer M, Li J (2012) Precipitation variability over the past 400 years at Xiaolong Mountain (central China) inferred from tree rings. Climate Dynamics DOI 10.1007/s00382-012-1371-7 (pdf)

Fonti P, Jansen S (2012) Xylem plasticity in response to climate. New Phytologist 195: 734–736

Gea-Izquierdo G, Fonti P, Cherubini P, Martín-Benito D, Chaar H, Cañellas I (2012) Xylem hydraulic adjustment and growth response of Quercus canariensis to climatic variability. Tree Physiology 32: 401-413

Hangartner S, Kress A, Saurer M, Frank D, Leuenberger M (2012) Methods to merge overlapping tree-ring isotope series to generate multi-centennial chronologies. Chemical Geology 294-295, 127-134. (pdf)

Heklau H,  Gasson P, Schweingruber F, Baas P (2012) Wood anatomy of Chenopodiaceae (Amaranthaceae s.l.). IAWA Journal 33: 205-232

Jover E, Ward A, Büntgen U (2012) Linking long-term temperature variability to population density in Andorra (Central Pyrenees). Population and Environment, doi:10.1007/s11111-012-0181-5 (pdf)

Kaiser KF, Friedrich M, Miramont C, Kromer B, Sgier M, Schaub M, Boeren I, Remmele S, Talamo S, Guibal F, Sivan O (2012) Challenging process to make the Lateglacial tree-ring chronologies from Europe absolute - an inventory. Quaternary Science Reviews 36: 78-90

Kauserud H, Heegaard E, Büntgen U, Halvorsen R, Egli S, Boddy L, Senn-Irlet B, Greilhuber I, Dämon W, Sparks T, Nordén J, Høiland K, Kirk P, Semenov M, Stenseth NC (2012) Warming-induced shift in European mushroom fruiting phenology. PNAS doi:10.1073/pnas.1200789109 (pdf)

Krause K, Cherubini P, Bugmann H, Schleppi P (2012) Growth enhancement of Picea abies trees under long-term, low-dose N addition is due to morphological more than to physiological changes. Tree Physiology 32: 1471-1481

Leonelli G, Battipaglia G, Siegwolf R, Saurer M, Morra Di Cella U, Cherubini P, Pelfini M (2012) Climatic isotope signals in tree rings masked by air pollution: A case study conducted along the Mont Blanc Tunnel access road (Western Alps, Italy). Atmospheric Environment 61: 169-179

Liu X, An W, Treydte K, Shao X, Leavitt S, Hou S, Chen T, Sun W,  Qin D (2012) Tree-ring δ18O in southwestern China linked to variations in regional cloud cover and tropical sea surface temperature, Chemical Geology 291, 104-115

McCormick M, Büntgen U, Cane MA, Cook ER, Harper K, Huybers P, Litt T, Manning SW, Mayewski PA, More AFM, Nicolussi K, Tegel T (2012) Climate Change during and after the Roman Empire: Reconstructing the Past from Scientific and Historical Evidence. Journal of Interdisciplinary History XLIII:2 169-220 (pdf)

Morellón M, Pérez-Sanz A, Corella JP, Büntgen U, Catalán J, González-Sampériz P, González-Trueba JJ, López-Sáez JA, Moreno A, Pla-Rabes S, Saz-Sánchez MA, Scussolinni P, Serrano E, Steinhilber F, Stefanova V, Vegas-Vilarrúbia T, Valero-Garcés B (2012) A multi-proxy perspective on millennium-long climate variability in the Southern Pyrenees. Climate of the Past 8: 683-700 (pdf)

Moreno-Gutierrez C, Battipaglia G, Cherubini P, Saurer M, Nicolas E, Contreras S, Querejeta JI (2012) Stand structure modulates the long-term vulnerability of Pinus halepensis to climatic drought in a semiarid Mediterranean ecosystem. Plant Cell Environment 35: 1026-1039

Saurer M, Kress A, Leuenberger M, Rinne KT, Treydte KS, Siegwolf RTW (2012) Influence of atmospheric circulation patterns on the oxygen isotope ratio of tree rings in the Alpine region, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D05118, doi:10.1029/2011JD016861 (pdf)

Schweingruber FH (2012) Microtome sectioning of small plant stems without embedding. IAWA Journal 33: 457-460

Schweingruber FH (2012) Microtome sections of charcoal. IAWA Journal 33: 327-328

Seim A, Büntgen U, Fonti P, Haska H, Herzig F, Tegel W, Trouet V, Treydte K (2012) Climate sensitivity of a millennium-long pine chronology from Albania. Climate Research 51, 217-228

Seim A, Büntgen U, Fonti P, Haska H, Herzig F, Tegel W, Trouet V, Treydte K (2012) The paleoclimatic potential of a millennium-long tree-ring width chronology from Albania. Climate Research 51: 217-228

Simard S, Morin H, Krause C, Buhay B, Treydte K (2012): Tree-ring widths and isotopes of artificially defoliated balsam firs: A simulation of spruce budworm outbreaks in Eastern Canada. Environmental and Experimental Botany 81, 44-54 (pdf)

Steinhilber F, Wanner H (2012) Solar and volcanic fingerprints in tree-ring chronologies over the past 2000 years, Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol., 313-314, 127-139 (pdf)Büntgen U, Kauserud H, Egli S (2012) Linking climate variability to mushroom productivity and phenology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10, 1: 14-19 (pdf)

Stobbe U, Büntgen U, Sproll L, Tegel W, Egli S, Fink S (2012) Spatial distribution and ecological variation of re-discovered German truffle habitats. Fungal Ecology 5: 591-599 (pdf)

Tegel W, Hakelberg D, Elbrug R, Stäuble H, Büntgen U (2012) Early Neolithic water wells reveal the world’s oldest wood architecture. PLoS ONE 7(12): e51374. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051374 (pdf)

Tognetti R, Lombardi F, Lasserre B, Battipaglia G, Saurer M, Cherubini P, Marchetti M (2012) Tree-ring responses in Araucaria araucana to two major eruptions of Lonquimay Volcano (Chile). Trees 26: 1805-1819

Trachsel M, Kamenik C, Grosjean M, McCarroll D, Moberg A, Brázdil R, Büntgen U, Dobrovolny P, Esper J, Frank DC, Friedrich M, Glaser R, Laroque-Tobler I, Nicolussi K, Riemann D (2012) Multi-archive summer temperature reconstruction for the European Alps, AD 1053-1996. Quaternary Science Reviews 46: 66-79 (pdf)

Treml V, Ponocná T, Büntgen U (2012) Growth trends and temperature responses of treeline Norway spruce in the Czech-Polish Sudetes Mountains. Climate Research 55: 91-103

Trouet V, Panayotov MP, Ivanova A, Frank D (2012) A Pan-European summer teleconnection mode revealed by a new temperature reconstruction from the northeastern Mediterranean (1768-2008). The Holocene. doi:10.1177/0959683611434225 (pdf)

Villalba R, Lara A, Masiokas M, Urrutia R, Cook E R, Christie D, Mundo I A, Boninsegna J, Fenwick P, Neukom R, Allen K, Morales M, Araneo D C, Marshall G, Srur A, Aravena J C,  Palmer J (2012): Unrecorded patterns of tree growth across mid-latitudes in the Southern Hemisphere induced by changes in high-latitude atmospheric circulation. Nature Geoscience, doi:10.1038/ngeo1613. (pdf)

Wilmking M, Hallinger M, Van Bogaert R, Kyncl T, Babst F, Hahne W, Juday GP, de Luis M, Novak K, Völlm C (2012) Continuously missing outer rings in woody plants at their distributional margins, Dendrochronologia, 30 (3): 213-222 (pdf)


Andreu-Hayles L, D’Arrigo RD, Anchukaitis KJ, Beck PSA, Frank D, Goetz S (2011) Varying boreal forest response to Arctic environmental change at the Firth River, Alaska. Environmental Research Letters 6, 045503. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/6/4/045503

Büntgen U, Brázdil R, Heussner K-U, Hofmann J, Kontic R, Kyncl T, Pfister C, Chromá K, Tegel W (2011) Combined dendro-documentary evidence of Central European hydroclimatic springtime extremes over the last millennium. Quaternary Science Reviews doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.10.010 (pdf)

Büntgen U, Tegel W, Nicolussi K, McCormick M, Frank D, Trouet V, Kaplan J, Herzig F, Heussner U, Wanner H, Luterbacher J, Esper J (2011) 2500 years of European climate variability and human susceptibility. Science 331: 578-582. (pdf)

Büntgen U, Tegel W (2011) European tree-ring data and the Medieval Climate Anomaly. PAGES 19: 14-15. (pdf)

Büntgen U, Tegel W, Egli S, Stobbe U, Sproll L, Stenseth NC (2011) Truffles and climate change. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9: 150-151. (pdf)

Büntgen U, Brazdil R, Dobrovolny P, Trnka M, Kyncl T (2011) Five centuries of Southern Moravian drought variations revealed from living and historic trees. Theoretical and Applied Climatology doi: 10.1007/s00704-010-0381-9 (pdf)

Büntgen U, Raible C, Frank D, Helama S, Cunningham L, Hofer D, Nievergelt D, Verstege A, Stenseth N, Esper J (2011) Causes and consequences of past and projected Scandinavian summer temperatures, 500-2100 AD. PLOS ONE 6(9): e25133. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025133 (pdf)

Franke J, González Rouco JF, Frank D, Graham NE (2011) 200 years of European temperature variability: insights from and tests of the proxy surrogate reconstruction analog method, Climate Dynamics 37, 133-150. (pdf)

Neukom R, Luterbacher J, Villalba R, Küttel M, Frank D, Jones PD, Grosjean M, Wanner H, Aravena J-C, Black DE, Christie D, D’Arrigo RD, Lara A, Morales M, Soliz-Gamboa C, Srur A, Urrutia R, von Gunten L (2011) Multiproxy summer and winter surface air temperature field reconstructions for southern South America covering the past centuries, Climate Dynamics 37, 35–51. (pdf)

Polly PD, Eronen JT, Fred M, Dietl GP, Mosbrugger V, Scheidegger C, Frank DC, Damuth J, Stenseth NC, Fortelius M (2011) History matters: ecometrics and integrative climate change biology, Proceeding of the Royal Society B, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.2233

Poulter B, Frank DC, Hodson EL, Zimmermann NE (2011) Impacts of land cover and climate data selection on understanding terrestrial carbon dynamics and the CO2 airborne fraction. Biogeosciences 8, 2027-2036. (pdf)

Simard S, Morin H, Krause C (2011) Long-term spruce budworm outbreak dynamics reconstructed from subfossil trees. Journal of Quaternary Research. doi: 10.1002/jqs.1492 (pdf)


Affolter PN, Büntgen U, Esper J, Rigling A, Weber P, Luterbacher J, Frank D (2010) Inner Alpine conifer response to 20th century drought swings. European Journal of Forest Research 129: 289-298. (pdf)

Babst F, Esper J, Parlow E (2010) Landsat TM/ETM+ and tree-ring based assessment of spatiotemporal patterns of the autumnal moth (Epirrita autumnata) in northernmost Fennoscandia. Remote Sensing of Environment doi:10.1016/j.rse.2009.11.005. (pdf)

Battipaglia G, Frank DC, Büntgen U, Dobrovolny P, Brazdil R, Pfister C, Esper J (2010) Five centuries of Central European temperature extremes reconstructed from tree-ring density and documentary evidence. Global and Planetary Change 72: 182-191. (pdf)

Battipaglia G, Marzaioli F, Lubritto C, Alteri S, Strumia S, Cherubini P, Cotrufo MF (2010) Traffic pollution affects tree-ring width and isotopic composition of Pinus pinea. Science of the Total Environment 408: 586-593.

Böhm R, Jones PD, Hiebl J, Frank D, Brunetti M, Maugeri M (2010) The early instrumental warm-bias: a solution for long central European temperature series 1760 – 2007. Climatic Change 101, 41-67. (pdf)

Büntgen U (2010) Book Review: Interannuelle Klima-Wachstums-Beziehung zentraleuropäischer Bäume von 1901 bis 1971. Eine dendroklimatologische Netzwerkanalyse. Erdkunde 64: 389-391

Büntgen U, Brázdil R, Frank DC, Esper J (2010) Three centuries of Slovakian drought dynamics. Climate Dynamics 35: 315-329. (pdf)

Büntgen U, Frank D, Trouet V, Esper J (2010) Diverse climate sensitivity of Mediterranean tree-ring width and density. Trees, Structure and Function 24: 261-273.

Büntgen U, Franke J, Frank D, Wilson R, Gonzales-Rouco F, Esper J (2010) Assessing the spatial signature of European climate reconstructions. Climate Research 41: 125-130

Büntgen U, Schweingruber F (2010) Environmental change without climate change? New Phytologist 18: 646-651. (pdf)

Büntgen U, Trouet V, Frank D, Leuschner HH,  Friedrichs D, Luterbacher J, Esper J (2010) Tree-ring indicators of German summer drought over the last millennium. Quaternary Science Reviews 29: 1005-1016

Corona C, Guiot J, Edouard JL, Chalié F, Büntgen U, Nola P, Urbinati C (2010) Millennium-long summer temperature variations in the European Alps as reconstructed from tree rings. Climate of the Past 6: 379-400. (pdf)

Eronen JT, Polly PD, Fred M, Damuth J, Frank DC, Mosbrugger V, Scheidegger C, Stenseth NC, Fortelius M (2010) Ecometrics: The traits that bind the past and present together. Integrative Zoology 5, 88-101. (pdf)

Esper J, Frank D, Büntgen U, Verstege A, Hantemirov RM, Kirdyanov A (2010) Trends and uncertainties in Siberian indicators of 20th century warming. Global Change Biology 16: 386–398.

Esper J, Frank D, Battipaglia G, Büntgen U, Holert C, Treydte K, Siegwolf R, Saurer M (2010) Low frequency noise in δ13C and δ18O tree-ring data: a case study of Pinus uncinata in the Spanish Pyrenees. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 24 GB4018, doi:10.1029/2010GB003772 (pdf)

Frank DC, Esper J, Raible CC, Büntgen U, Trouet V, Stocker B, Joos F (2010) Ensemble reconstruction constraints on the global carbon cycle sensitivity to climate. Nature 463: 527-530. (pdf)

Frank D, Esper J, Zorita E, Wilson R (2010) A noodle, hockey stick, and spaghetti plate: a perspective on high-resolution paleoclimatology. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 1, 507-516. (pdf)

Gärtner H, Nievergelt D (2010): The core-microtome. A new tool for surface preparation on cores and time series analysis of varying cell parameters. Dendrochronologia 28/2: 85-92. doi: 10.1016/j.dendro.2009.09.002 (pdf)

Johnson DM, Büntgen U, Frank DC, Kausrud K, Haynes KJ, Liebhold AM, Esper J, Stenseth NC (2010) Climatic warming disrupts recurrent Alpine insect outbreaks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA. doi:10.1073/pnas.1010270107

Kausrud KL, Begon M, Ben Ari T, Viljugrein H, Esper J, Büntgen U, Leirs H, Junge C, Yang B, Yang M, Xu L, Stenseth NC (2010) Modeling the epidemiological history of plague in Central Asia: paleoclimatic forcing on a disease system over the past millennium. BMC Biology 8: 112 doi:10.11861741-7007-8-112

Kress A, Saurer M, Siegwolf RTW, Frank DC, Esper J, Bugmann H (2010) A 350-year drought reconstruction from Alpine tree-ring stable isotopes. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 24. GB2011, doi:10.1029/2009GB003613

Luterbacher J, König SJ, Franke J, van der Schrier G, Della-Marta PM, Küttel M, Jacobeit J, Gonzalez-Rouco JF, Zorita E, Xoplaki E, Brázdil R, Camuffo D, Dobrovolny P, Pfister C, Moberg A, Allan R, Barriendos M, Leijonhufvud L, Wilson R, Wheeler D, Limanówka D, Nordli O, Glaser R, van Engelen A, Rutishauser T, Wanner H, Zerefos CS (2010)  Circulation dynamics and influence on European and Mediterranean January-April climate over the past half millennium: Results and insights from instrumental data, documentary proxy evidence and coupled climate models. Climatic Change doi:10.1007/s10584-009-9782-0.

Moser L, Fonti P,  Buntgen U, Franzen J, Esper J, Luterbacher J, Frank D (2010) Timing and duration of European larch growing season along altitudinal gradients in the Swiss Alps. Tree Physiology 30: 225-233. (pdf)

Neukom R, Luterbacher J, Villalba R, Küttel M, Frank D, Jones PD, Grosjean M, Wanner H, Esper J, Lopez L (2010) Multi-centennial summer and winter precipitation variability in southern South America. Geophysical Research Letters 37, L14708, DOI: 10.1029/2010GL043680

Panayotov M, Bebi P, Trouet V, Yurukov S (2010) Climate signal in tree-ring chronologies of Pinus peuce and Pinus heldreichii from the Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria. Trees- Structure and Function doi:10.1007/s00468-010-0416-y

Rinne KT, Loader NJ, Switsur VR, Treydte K, Waterhouse JS (2010) Investigating the influence of sulfur dioxide on the stable isotope ratios of tree rings. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74, 2327–2339.

Tegel W, Vanmoerkerke J, Büntgen U (2010) Updating historical tree-ring records for climate reconstruction. Quaternary Science Reviews 29: 1957-1959 (pdf)

Trouet V, Esper J, Beeckman H (2010) Climate/growth relationships of Brachystegia spiciformis from the Miombo woodland in southern Africa. Dendrochronologia doi: 10.1016/j.dendro.2009.10.002

Trouet V, Taylor AH (2010) Multi-century variability in the Pacific North American (PNA) circulation pattern reconstructed from tree rings. Climate Dynamics doi:10.1007/s00382-009-0605-9

Trouet V, Taylor AH, Wahl ER, Skinner CN, Stephens SL (2010) Fire-climate interactions in the American West since 1400 CE.  Geophysical Research Letters 37: L04702 doi:10.1029/2009GL041695 (pdf)

Visser H, Büntgen U, D’Arrigo R, Petersen A (2010) Detecting instabilities in tree-ring proxy calibration. Climate of the Past 6: 225-255


Battipaglia G, Saurer M, Cherubini P, Siegwolf RTW, Cotrufo MF (2009) Tree rings indicate different drought resistance of a native (Abies alba Mill.) and a nonnative (Picea abies (L.) Karst.) species co-occurring at a dry site in Southern Italy. Forest Ecology and Management 257, 820-828.

Black BA, Copenheaver CA, Frank DC, Stuckey MJ, Kormanyos RE (2009) Tree-rings, Pacific geoduck,and multi-proxy reconstructions of sea surface temperature data in the northeastern Pacific. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 278, 40-47.

Büntgen U, Brázdil R, Frank D, Esper J (2009) Three centuries of Slovakian drought dynamics. Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-009-0563-2.

Büntgen U, Frank DC, Liebhold A, Johnson D, Carrer M, Urbinati C, Grabner M, Nicolussi K, Levanic T, Esper J (2009) Three centuries of insect outbreaks across the European Alps. New Phytologist 182, 929-941.

Corona C, Guiot J, Edouard JL, Chalié F, Büntgen U, Nola P, Urbinati C (2009) Millennium-long summer temperature variations in the European Alps as reconstructed from tree rings. Climate of the Past Discussion 4: 1-80

D'Arrigo RD, Jacoby G, Buckley BM, Sakulich J, Frank D, Wilson R, Curtis A, Anchukaitis KJ (2009) Tree growth and inferred temperature variability at the North American Arctic treeline. Global and Planetary Change. 65, 71-82.

Esper J, Frank DC (2009) Divergence pitfalls in tree-ring research. Climatic Change 94, 261-266.

Esper J, Frank DC (2009) The IPCC on a heterogeneous Medieval Warm Period. Climatic Change 94, 267-273.

Esper J, Krusic P, Peters K, Frank D (2009) Exploration of long-term growth changes using the tree-ring detrending program Spotty. Dendrochronologia 27, 75-82.

Frank D, Büntgen U, Esper J (2009) Comment on "Late 20th century growth acceleration in greek firs (Abies cephalonica) from Cephalonica Island, Greece: A CO2 fertilization effect?". Dendrochronologia 27, 223-227.

Fonti P, Treydte K, Osenstetter S, Frank DC, Esper J (2009) Frequency-dependent signals in multi-centennial oak vessel data. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 275, 92-99.

Friedrichs DA, Büntgen U, Frank DC, Esper, J, Neuwirth B, Löffler J (2009) Complex climate controls on 20th century oak growth in Central-West Germany. Tree Physiology. 29, 39-51.

Friedrichs D, Trouet V, Büntgen U, Frank DC, Esper J, Neuwirth B, Löffler J (2009) Species-specific climate sensitivity of tree growth in Central-West Germany.  Trees 23, 729-739.

Jones P, and 29 co-authors (2009) High-resolution paleoclimatology of the last millennium: a review of current status and future prospects. The Holocene 19, 3-49.

Kress A, Saurer M, Büntgen U, Treydte K, Siegwolf RTW, Bugmann HKM (2009) Summer temperature dependency of larch budmoth outbreaks revealed by Alpine tree-ring isotope chronologies. Oecologia 160, 353–365.

Leonelli G, Pelfini M, Battipaglia G, Cherubini, P (2009) Site-aspect influence on climate sensitivity over time of a high-altitude Pinus cembra tree-ring network. Climatic Change 96, 185-201.

Rossi S, Simard S, Deslauriers A, Morin H (2009) Wood formation in Abies Balsamea seedlings subjected to artificial defoliation. Tree Physiology 29, 551-558.

Rossi S, Simard S, Rathgeber C, Deslauriers A, De Zan C (2009) Effects of a 20-day-long dry period on cambial and apical meristem growth in Abies balsamea seedlings. Trees 23, 85-93. DOI 10.1007/s00468-008-0257-0.

Skinner CN, Abbott CS, Fry DL, Stephens SL, Taylor AH, Trouet V (2009) Variation in Fire Regime Characteristics in California’s North Coast Range. Fire Ecology 5: 73-96, doi: 10.4996/fireecology.0503073

Trouet V, Baker A (2009) Reconstructing climate dynamics over the last millennium. EOS 90, 283-284.

Treydte K, Frank DC, Saurer M, Helle G, Schleser G, Esper J (2009) Impact of climate and CO2 on a millennium-long tree-ring carbon isotope record. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73: 4635-4647

Trouet V, Esper J, Graham NE, Baker A, Scourse JD, Frank DC (2009)  Persistent positive North Atlantic Oscillation mode dominated the Medieval Climate Anomaly. Science 324, 78-80

Trouet V, Taylor AH, Carleton AM (2009) Interannual variations in fire weather, fire extent, and synoptic-scale circulation patterns in northern California and Oregon. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 95, 349-360.

Yang B, Wang J, Bräuning A, Dong Z, Esper J (2009) Late Holocene climatic and environmental changes in arid central Asia. Quaternary International 194, 68-78.


Babst F, Mueller RW, Hollmann R (2008) Verification of NCEP Reanalysis Shortwave Radiation With Mesoscale Remote Sensing Data. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters 5, 34-37.

Battipaglia G, Jäggi M, Saurer M, Siegwolf RTW, Cotrufo MF (2008) Climatic sensitivity of delta18O in the wood and cellulose of tree rings: results from a mixed stand of Acer pseudoplatanus L. and Fagus sylvatica L. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 261, 193-202.

Büntgen U, Frank DC, Grudd H, Esper J (2008) Long-term summer temperature variations in the Pyrenees. Climate Dynamics 31, 615-631.

Büntgen U, Frank DC, Wilson R, Carrer M, Urbinati C, Esper J (2008) Testing for tree-ring divergence in the European Alps. Global Change Biology 14, 2443-2453.

Esper J, Krusic P, Peters K, Frank D (2008) Exploration of long-term growth changes using the tree-ring detrending program Spotty. Dendrochronologia, doi: 10.1016/j.dendro.2008.07.003.

Esper J, Niederer R, Bebi P, Frank DC (2008) Climate signal age effects - evidence from young and old trees in the Swiss Engadin. Forest Ecology and Management 255, 3783-3789.

Franke J, Paul A, Schulz M (2008) Modeling variations of marine reservoir ages during the last 45 000 years. Climate of the Past 4, 125-136.

Franke J, Schulz M, Paul A, Adkins JF (2008) Assessing the ability of the Delta14C projection-age method to constrain the circulation of the past in a 3-D ocean model. Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems 9/8, 1-14.

Friedrichs DA, Büntgen U, Frank DC, Esper J, Neuwirth B, Löffler J (2008) Complex climate controls on 20th century oak growth in Central-West Germany. Tree Physiology 29, 39-51.

Kirdyanov AV, Treydte K, Nikolaev A, Helle G, Schleser GH (2008) Climate signals in tree-ring width, density and δ13C from larches in Eastern Siberia (Russia). Chemical Geology 252: 31-41.

Raspopov OM, Dergachev VA, Esper J, Kozyreva OV, Frank D, Ogurtsov M, Kolström T, Shao X (2008) The influence of the de Vries (∼200-year) solar cycle on climate variations: results from the Central Asian Mountains and their global link. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 259, 6-16.

Rutishauser T, Luterbacher J, Defila C, Frank D, Wanner H (2008) Swiss Spring Plant Phenology 2007: Extremes, a multi-century perspective and changes in temperature sensitivity. Geophysical Research Letters. 35, L05703, doi:10.1029/2007GL032545.

Saurer M, Cherubini P, Reynolds-Henne CE, Treydte KS, Anderson WT, Siegwolf RTW (2008) An investigation of the common signal in tree ring stable isotope chronologies at temperate sites. Journal Geophysical Research 113, G04035, doi:10.1029/2008JG000689

Schaub M, Buentgen U, Kaiser KF, Kromer B, Talamo S, Andersen KK, Rasmussen SO (2008) Late glacial environmental variability in Swiss tree rings. Quaternary Science Reviews 27, 29-41.

Schaub M, Kaiser KF, Frank DC, Buentgen U, Kromer B, Talamo S (2008) Environmental change during the Alleroed and Younger Dryas reconstructed from Swiss tree-ring data. Boreas 37, 74-86.

Simard S, Elhani S, Morin H, Krause C, Cherubini P (2008) Carbon and oxygen stable isotopes from tree-rings to identify spruce budworm outbreaks in the boreal forest of Quebec, Chemical Geology 252, 80-87.

Taylor AH, Trouet V, Skinner CN (2008) Climatic influences on fire regimes in montane forests of the southern Cascades, California, USA. International Journal of Wildland Fire 17, 60-71.

Yang B, Wang J, Bräuning A, Dong Z, Esper J (2008) Late Holocene climatic and environmental changes in arid central Asia. Quaternary International, doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2007.11.020


Battipaglia G, Cherubini P, Saurer M, Siegwolf RTW, Strumia S, Cotrufo MF (2007) Volcanic esplosive eruptions of the Vesuvio decrease tree ring growth but not photosynthesis rates in the surrounding forest. Global Change Biology 13, 1122-1137.

Büntgen U, Frank DC, Kaczka RJ, Verstege A, Zwijacz-Kozica T, Esper J (2007) Growth responses to climate in a multi-species tree-ring network in the
Western Carpathian Tatra Mountains, Poland and Slovakia. Tree Physiology 27, 689-702.

Esper J, Büntgen U, Frank DC, Nievergelt D, Liebhold A (2007) 1200 years of regular outbreaks in alpine insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society: B 274, 671-679.

Esper J, Frank DC, Büntgen U, Verstege A, Luterbacher J, Xoplaki E (2007) Long-term drought severity variations in Morocco. Geophysical Research Letters 34, doi: 10.1029/2007GL030844.

Esper J, Frank DC, Wilson RSJ, Büntgen U, Treydte K (2007) Uniform growth trends among central Asian low- and high- elevation juniper tree sites. Trees structure and function 21, 141-150.

Frank D, Büntgen U, Böhm R, Maugeri M, Esper J (2007) Warmer early instrumental measurements versus colder reconstructed temperatures: shooting at a moving target. Quaternary Science Reviews 26, 3298-3310.

Frank D, Esper J, Cook ER (2007) Adjustment for proxy number and coherence in a large-scale temperature reconstruction. Geophysical Research Letters 34, doi: 10.1029/2007GL030571.

Reynolds-Henne CE, Siegwolf RTW, Treydte KS, Esper J, Henne S, Saurer M (2007) Temporal stability of climate-isotope relationships in tree rings of oak and pine (Ticino, Switzerland). Global Biogeochemical Cycles 21, GB4009, doi:10.1029/2007GB002945.

Stige LC, Chan K, Zhang Z, Frank D, Stenseth NC (2007) Thousand-year-long Chinese time series reveals climatic forcing of decadal locust dynamics. PNAS. doi: 10.1073.pnas0706813104.

Treydte K, Frank D, Esper J, Andreu L, Bednarz Z, Berninger F, Boettger T, D'Alessandro CM, Etien N, Filot M, Grabner M, Guillemin MT, Gutierrez E, Haupt M, Helle G, Hilasvuori E, Jungner H, Kalela-Brundin M, Krapiec M, Leuenberger M, Loader NJ, Masson-Delmotte V, Pazdur A, Pawelczyk S, Pierre M, Planells O, Pukiene R, Reynolds-Henne CE, Rinne KT, Saracino A, Saurer M, Sonninen E, Stievenard M, Switsur VR, Szczepanek M, Szychowska-Krapiec E, Todaro L, Waterhouse JS, Weigl M, Schleser GH (2007) Signal strength and climate calibration of a European tree-ring isotope network. Geophysical Research Letters 34, doi:10.1029/2007GL031106.

Wilson RJS, D'Arrigo R, Buckley B, Büntgen U, Esper J, Frank D, Luckman B, Payette S, Vose R, Youngblut D (2007) A matter of divergence: Tracking recent warming at hemispheric scales using tree-ring data. Journal of Geophysical Research 112, doi: 10.1029/2006JD008318.

Yuan Y, Shao X, Wei W, Yu S, Gong Y, Trouet V (2007) The potential to reconstruct Manasi river streamflow in the northern Tien Shan mountains (NW China).  Tree-Ring Research 63, 81-93.


Büntgen U, Esper J, Bellwald I, Kalbermatten H, Schmidhalter M, Freund H, Bellwald W, Neuwirth B (2006) 700 years of settlement and building history in the Lötschental/Valais. Erdkunde 60, 96-112. 

Büntgen U, Frank DC, Nievergelt D, Esper J (2006) Summer temperature variations in the European Alps, AD 755-2004. Journal of Climate 19, 5606-5623. 

Büntgen U, Frank DC, Schmidhalter M, Neuwirth B, Seifert M, Esper J (2006) Growth/climate response shift in a long subalpine spruce chronology. Trees 20, 99-110.

Raible CC, Casty C, Luterbacher J, Pauling A, Esper J, Frank DC, Büntgen U, Roesch AC, Tschuck P, Wild M, Vidale PL, Schär C, Wanner H (2006) Climate variability – observations, reconstructions, and model simulations for the Atlantic-European and Alpine region from 1500-2100 AD. Climatic Change, doi: 10.1007/s10584-006-9061-2.

Stenseth NC, Samia NI, Viljugrein H, Kausrud KL, Begon M, Davis S, Leirs H, Dubyanskiy VM, Esper J, Ageyev VS, Klassovskiy NL, Pole SB, Chan KS (2006) Plague dynamics are driven by climate variation. PNAS 103, 13110-13115.

Tan M, Baker A, Genty D, Smith C, Esper J, Cai B (2006) Applications of stalagmite laminae to paleoclimate reconstructions: comparison with dendrochronology/climato-logy. Quaternary Science Reviews 25, 2103-2117.

Treydte K, Schleser GH, Helle G, Frank DC, Winiger M, Haug GH, Esper J (2006) The twentieth century was the wettest period in northern Pakistan over the past millennium. Nature 440, 1179-1182.

Trouet V, Coppin P, Beeckman H (2006) Annual growth ring patterns in Brachystegia spiciformis reveal influence of precipitation on tree growth. Biotropica 38, 375-382

Trouet V, Taylor AH, Carleton AM, Skinner CN (2006) Fire-climate interactions in forests of the American Pacific coast. Geophysical Research Letters 33, L18704.


Büntgen U, Esper J, Frank DC, Nicolussi K, Schmidhalter M (2005) A 1052-year tree-ring proxy for Alpine summer temperatures. Climate Dynamics 25, 141-153.

Casty C, Wanner H, Luterbacher J, Esper J, Böhm R (2005) Temperature and precipitation variability in the European Alps since 1500. International Journal of Climatology 25, 1855-1880.

D'Arrigo R, Mashig E, Frank D, Wilson RJS, Jacoby G (2005) Temperature variability over the past millennium inferred from Northwestern Alaska tree rings Climate Dynamics 24, 227-236. doi: 10.1007/s00382-004-0502-1.

Esper J, Frank DC, Wilson RJS, Briffa KR (2005) Effect of scaling and regression on reconstructed temperature amplitude for the past millennium. Geophysical Research Letters 32, doi: 10.1029/2004GL021236.

Esper J, Wilson RJS, Frank DC, Moberg A, Wanner H, Luterbacher J (2005) Climate: past ranges and future changes. Quaternary Science Reviews 24, 2164-2166.

Frank D, Esper J (2005) Characterization and climate response patterns of a high-elevation, multi-species tree-ring network for the European Alps. Dendrochronologia 22, 107-121.

Frank D, Esper J (2005) Temperature reconstructions and comparisons with instrumental data from a tree-ring network for the European Alps. International Journal of Climatology 25, 1437-1454.

Frank D, Wilson R, Esper J (2005) Synchronous variability changes in alpine temperature and tree-ring data over the last two centuries. Boreas 34, 498-505.

Wilson RJS, Frank DC, Topham J, Nicolussi K, Esper J (2005) Spatial reconstruction of summer temperatures in Central Europe
for the last 500 years using annually resolved proxy records:
problems and opportunities. Boreas 34, 490-497.

Wilson RJS, Luckmann BH, Esper J (2005) A 500-year dendroclimatic reconstruction of spring-summer precipitation from the lower Bavarian forest region, Germany. International Journal of Climatology 25, 611-630.


Cherubini P, Gärtner H, Esper J, Kaennel Dobbertin M, Kaiser KF, Rigling A, Treydte K, Zimmermann N, Bräker OU (2004) Jahrringe als Archive für interdisziplinäre Umweltforschung. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen 155, 162-168.

Cook ER, Esper J, D’Arrigo R (2004) Extra-tropical Northern Hemisphere temperature variability over the past 1000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews 23, 2063-2074.

D'Arrigo R, Mashig E, Frank D, Jacoby G, Wilson R (2004) Reconstructed warm season temperatures for Nome, Seward Peninsula, Alaska. Geophysical Research Letters 31, 10.1029/2004GL019756.

Esper J, Frank DC, Wilson RJS (2004) Climate reconstructions - low frequency ambition and high frequency ratification. EOS 85, 113, 120.

Esper J, Schweingruber FH (2004) Large-scale treeline changes recorded in Siberia. Geophysical Research Letters 31, doi: 10.1029/2003GL019178.

Esper J, Treydte K, Frank D, Gärtner H, Büntgen U (2004) Temperaturvariationen und Jahrringe. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen 155, 213-221.

Gärtner H, Esper J, Rigling A, Treydte K, Cherubini P (2004) Geomorphologie und Jahrringe – Feldmethoden in der Dendrogeomorphologie. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen 155, 198-207.

Jacoby G, Solomina O, Frank D, Eremenko N, D’Arrigo R (2004) Kunashir (Kuriles) Oak 400-year reconstruction of temperature and relation to the Pacific Decadal Oscillation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 209, 303–311.

Neuwirth B, Esper J, Schweingruber FH, Winiger M (2004) Site ecological differences to the climatic forcing of spruce pointer years from the Lötschental, Switzerland. Dendrochronologia 21, 69-78.

Treydte K, Esper J, Gärtner H (2004) Stabile Isotope und Dendroklimatologie. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen 155, 222-232.

Wilson RJS, Esper J, Luckmann BH (2004) Utilizing historical tree-ring data for dendroclimatology: a case study from the Bavarian Forest, Germany. Dendrochronologia 21, 53-68.


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