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Publication list of Sonja Wipf

ISI publications

2017

Imboden RA, Kulonen A, Rixen C, Maier SB & Wipf S (submitted) Enough space in a warmer world? Microhabitat diversity and small-scale distribution of alpine plants on mountain summits.

Thomas HJD, Myers-Smith IH, Bjorkman AD, Elmendorf SC, Blok D, Cornelissen JHC, Forbes BC, Hollister R, Normand S, Prevéy J, Rixen C, Schaepman-Strub G, Wilmking M, Wipf S, Cornwell W, Kattge J, Goetz S, Guay K, Alatalo J, Anadon-Rosell A, Angers-Blondin S, Berner L, Björk R, Buchwal A, Buras A, Carbognani M, Christie K, Collier LS, Cooper E, Frei ER, Grogan P, Hallinger M, Heijmans MIr, Hermanutz L, Hudson J, Hülber K, Itrurrate-Garcia M, Iversen CM, Jaroszynska F, Johnstone J, Kaarlejärvi E, Kulonen A, Lamarque L, Levesque E, Little CJ, Michelsen A, Milbau A, Nabe-Nielsen J, Nielsen SS, Ninot JM, Oberbauer S, Olofsson J, Onipchenko V, Petraglia A, Rumpf SB, Semenchuk P, Soudzilovskaia N, Spasojevic M, Speed JDM, Tape K, Te Beest M, Tomaselli M, Trant A, Treier U, Venn S, Vowles T, Weijers S, Atkin O, Bahn M, Blonder B, Campetella G, Cerabolini BEL, Chapin FS, Dainese M, de Vries FT, Díaz S, Green W, Jackson R, Manning P, Niinemets Ü, Ozinga WA, Peñuelas J, Reich P, Schamp B, Sheremetev S (submitted) Traditional plant functional groups poorly explain plant trait variation in the tundra biome.

2016

Sedlacek J, Cortés AJ, Wheeler JA, Bossdorf O , Hoch G,  Klápště J, Lexer C,  Rixen C, Wipf S, Karrenberg S, van Kleunen M (2016) Evolutionary potential in the Alpine: trait heritabilities and performance variation of the dwarf willow Salix herbacea from different elevations and microhabitats. Ecology and Evolution doi:10.1002/ece3.2171.

Wheeler JA, Cortés AJ, Sedlacek J, Karrenberg S, van Kleunen M, Wipf S, Hoch G, Bossdorf O & Rixen C (2016) The snow and the willows: Accelerated spring snowmelt reduces performance in the low-lying alpine shrub Salix herbacea. Journal of Ecology 104, 1041–1050.

2015

Burg S, Rixen C, Stöckli V & Wipf S (2015) Observation bias and its causes in botanical resurveys on high-alpine summits. Journal of Vegetation Science 26 (1) 191-200.

Myers-Smith IH, Hallinger M,  Blok D, Sass-Klaassen U, Rayback SA, Weijers S, Trant A, Tape KD, Naito AT, Wipf S, Rixen C, Dawes M, Wheeler J, Buchwal A, Baittinger C, Macias-Fauria M, Forbes B, Lévesque E, Boulanger-Lapointe N, Beil I, Ravolainen V & Wilmking M (2015) Methods for measuring arctic and alpine shrub growth: A review. Earth Science Reviews 140, 1-13.

Myers-Smith IH, Elmendorf SC, Beck PSA, Wilmking M, Hallinger M, Blok D, Tape KD, Rayback SA, Macias-Fauria M, Forbes BC, Speed JDM, Boulanger-Lapointe N, Rixen C, Lévesque E, Schmidt NM, Baittinger C, Trant AJ, Hermanutz, Siegwart Collier L, Dawes MA, Lantz T, Weijers D, Halfdan Jørgensen R, Buchwal A, Buras A, Naito AT, Ravolainen V, Schaepman-Strub G, Wheeler JA, Wipf S, Guay K, Hik DS & Vellend M (2015) Climate sensitivity of shrub growth across the tundra biome. Nature Climate Change doi:10.1038/nclimate2697.

Palacio S, Lenz A, Wipf S, Hoch G & Rixen C (2015) Bud freezing resistance in alpine shrubs across snow depth gradients. Environmental and Experimental Botany 118, 95–101.

Sedlacek J, Wheeler JA, Cortés AJ, Bossdorf O, Hoch G, Lexer C, Wipf S,  Karrenberg S, van Kleunen M & Rixen C (2015) The response of the alpine dwarf shrub Salix herbacea to altered snowmelt timing: lessons from a multi-site transplant experiment. PLOS ONE 10(4): e0122395. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0122395.

Wheeler JA, Schnider F, Sedlacek J, Cortés AJ, Wipf S, Hoch G & Rixen C (2015) With a little help from my friends: community facilitation for the dwarf shrub Salix herbacea under climate change. Basic and Applied Ecology 16(3), 202–209.

Wipf S, Sommerkorn M, Stutter M, Wubs ERJ & van der Wal R (2015) Snow cover, freeze-thaw, and the retention of nutrients in an oceanic mountain ecosystem. Ecosphere 6:art207. 

2014

Anadon-Rosell A, Rixen C, Cherubini P, Wipf S, Hagedorn F & Dawes MA (2014) Growth and phenology of three dwarf shrub species in a six-year soil warming experiment at the alpine treeline. PLOS ONE 9(6) e100577, 1-9.

Cavieres LA, Brooker RW, Butterfield BJ, Cook BJ, Cranston B, Kikvidze Z, Lortie CJ, Michalet R, Pugnaire FI, Schöb C, Xiao S, Anthelme F, Aschehoug ET, Björk RG, Dickinson K, Gavilán R, Kanka R, Maalouf J-P, Mark A, Noroozi J, Parajuli R, Phoenix GK, Reid A, Ridenour W, Rixen C, Wipf S, Zhao L, Escudero A, Zaitchik BF & Callaway RM (2014) Facilitative plant interactions and climate simultaneously drive alpine plant diversity. Ecology Letters 17 (2) 193-202.

Cortés, AJ, Waeber S, Lexer C, Sedlacek J, Wheeler JA, van Kleunen M, Bossdorf O,  Hoch G, Rixen C, Wipf S & Karrenberg S (2014) Small-scale patterns in snowmelt timing affect genetic diversity and gene flow in the alpine dwarf shrub Salix herbacea. Heredity 113, 233-239.

Grytnes J-A, Kapfer J, Jurasinski G, Birks HH, Henriksen H,  Klanderud K, Odland A, Ohlson M, Walther G-R, Wipf S & Birks HJB (2014) Identifying driving factors behind observed species range shifts on European mountains. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23 (8) 876-884.

Meijer zu Schlochtern M, Rixen C, Wipf S & Cornelissen JHC (2014) Management, winter climate and plant-soil feedbacks on ski slopes: a synthesis. Ecological Research 29(4) 583-592.

Rixen C, Wipf S, Frei E & Stöckli V (2014) Faster, higher, more? Past, present and future dynamics of alpine and arctic flora under climate change. Editorial. Alpine Botany 124, 77-79.

Streit K, Hagedorn F, Hiltbrunner D, Portmann M, Saurer M, Buchmann N,  Wild B, Richter A, Wipf S & Siegwolf R (2014) Soil warming alters microbial substrate use in alpine soils. Global Change Biology 20, 1327–1338.

Wheeler JA, Hoch G, Wipf S, Cortés AJ, Sedlacek J & Rixen C (2014) Increased spring freezing vulnerability for alpine shrubs under early snowmelt. Oecologia 175, 219-229.

2013

Butterfield BJ, Cavieres LA, Callaway RM, Cook BJ, Kikvidze Z, Lortie CJ, Michalet R, Pugnaire FI, Schöb C, Xiao S, Zaitchek B, Anthelme F, Björk RG, Dickinson K, Gavilán R, Kanka R, Maalouf J-P, Noroozi J, Parajuli R, Phoenix GK, Reid A, Ridenour W, Rixen C, Wipf S, Zhao L & Brooker RW (2013) Alpine cushion plants inhibit the loss of phylogenetic diversity in severe environments. Ecology Letters 16, 478-486.

Matteodo M, Wipf S, Stöckli V, Rixen C & Vittoz P (2013) Elevation gradient of successful plant traits for colonizing alpine summits under climate change. Environmental Research Letters 8, 024043, 10p. (Voted among ERL's 25 "Highlights of 2013")

Vellend M, Baeten L, Myers-Smith IH, Elmendorf SC, Beauséjour R, Brown CD,  De Frenne P, Verheyen K & Wipf S (2013) A global meta-analysis reveals no net change in local-scale plant biodiversity over time. PNAS 110 (48) 19456-19459.

Wipf S, Stöckli V, Herz K & Rixen C (2013) The oldest monitoring site of the Alps revisited: Accelerated increase in plant species richness on Piz Linard summit since 1835. Plant Ecology & Diversity 6, 447-455.

Wipf S, Gottfried M & Nagy L (2013) Climate change and extreme events – their impacts on alpine and arctic ecosystem structure and function. Editorial. Plant Ecology & Diversity 6,303-306.

2012

Elmendorf SC, Henry GHR, Hollister RD, Bjork RG, Boulanger-Lapointe N, Cooper E, Cornelissen JHC, Day TA, Dorrepaal E, Elumeeva TG, Gill M, Gould WA, Grétarsdóttir J, Harte J, Hik DA, Hofgaard A, Johnson DR, Johnstone J, Jonsdottir IS, Jorgenson J, K.landerud K, Klein JA, Koh S, Kudo G, Lara M, Lévesque E, Magnússon B, May JL, Mercado-Diaz JA, Michelsen A, Molau U, Myers-Smith IH, Oberbauer SF, Onipchenko V-G, Rixen C, Schmidt NM, Shaver GR, Spasojevic MJ, Þórhallsdóttir ÞE, Tolvanen A, Troxler T, Twe(8) edie CE, Villareal S, Wahren CH, Walker X, Webber PJ, Welker JM, Wipf S (2012) Plot-scale evidence of tundra vegetation change and links to recent summer warming. Nature Climate Change 2, 453–457.

Rixen C, Dawes MA, Wipf S & Hagedorn F (2012) Evidence of enhanced freezing damage in treeline plants during six years of CO2 enrichment and soil warming. Oikos 121: 1532–1543.

2011

Dawes MA, Hagedorn F, Zumbrunn T, Handa IT, Haettenschwiler S, Wipf S & Rixen C (2011) Growth and community responses of alpine dwarf shrubs to in situ CO2 enrichment and soil warming. New Phytologist 191(3), 806-818.

Myers-Smith IH, Forbes BC, Wilmking M, Hallinger M, Lantz T, Blok D, Tape KD, Macias-Fauria M, Sass-Klaassen U, Lévesque E, Boudreau S, Ropars P, Hermanutz L, Trant AJ, Siegwart Collier L, Weijers S, Rozema J, Rayback SA, Schmidt NM, Schaepman-Strub G, Wipf S, Rixen C, Ménard C, Venn S, Goetz S, Andreu-Hayles L, Elmendorf SC, Epstein HE, Welker JM, Grogan P & Hik DS (2011) Shrub expansion in tundra ecosystems: Dynamics, impacts and research priorities. Environmental Research Letters 6, 045509 (15pp).

Roux-Fouillet P, Wipf S & Rixen C (2011) Long-term impact of ski pistes management on alpine vegetation and soils. Journal of Applied Ecology 48(4), 906-915.

Stöckli V, Wipf S, Nilsson C & Rixen C (2011) Using historical plant surveys to track biodiverstiy on mountain summits. Plant Ecology & Diversity 4, 415-425.

2010

Hagedorn F, Martin M, Rixen C, Rusch S, Zürcher A, Siegwolf R, Wipf S, Escape C, Roy J & Hättenschwiler S (2010) Short-term responses of ecosystem carbon fluxes to experimental soil warming at the Swiss alpine treeline. Biogeochemistry 97, 7-19.Parisod C, Wipf S & Güsewell S (2010) Plant and vegetation responses to a changing environment: an alpine issue. Editorial. Botanica Helvetica 120, 83-84.

Rixen C, Schwoerer C & Wipf S (2010) Winter climate change at different temporal scales in Vaccinium myrtillus, an Arctic and alpine dwarf shrub. Polar Research 29, 85-94.

Wipf S & Rixen C (2010) A review of snow manipulation experiments in Arctic and alpine ecosystems. Polar Research 29, 95–109.

Wipf S (2010) Phenology, growth, and fecundity of eight subarctic tundra species in response to snowmelt manipulations. Plant Ecology 207, 53-66.

< 2010

Wipf S, Stoeckli, V. & Bebi P (2009) Winter climate change in alpine tundra: Plant responses to changes in snow depth and snowmelt timing. Climatic Change 94, 105-121.

Rixen C, Freppaz M, Stoeckli V, Huovinen C, Huovinen K & Wipf S (2008) Altered snow properties change soil nitrogen mineralization and plant growth. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 40, 568-575.

Wipf S, Rixen C & Mulder CPH (2006) Advanced snowmelt causes shift towards positive neighbour interactions in a subarctic tundra community. Global Change Biology 12, 1496-1506.

Wipf S, Rixen C, Fischer M, Schmid B & Stoeckli V (2005) Effects of ski piste preparation on alpine vegetation. Journal of Applied Ecology 42, 306-316.

Fischer M & Wipf S (2002) Effect of low-intensity grazing on the species-rich vegetation of traditionally mown subalpine meadows. Biological Conservation 104, 1-11. 

Other publications

Wipf S et al. (2016) Gipfeltreffen im Nationalpark. Schwerpunktthema "GLORIA". Cratschla 1.

Wipf S, Rixen C & Stöckli V (2013) Veränderung der Gipfelfloren. Cratschla 2, 12-13.

Wipf S, Rixen C & Stöckli V (2013) Schiblers Spuren in der Forschung von heute. In H. Berger (ed.) Auf den Spuren eines fast vergessenen Botanikers. Zürich.

Frei ER, Stöckli V, Rixen C, Wipf S (eds.) (2013) Faster, Higher, More? Past, Present and Future Dynamics of Alpine and Arctic Flora under Climate Change. Abstracts. International conference, September 22 to 25, 2013 Bergün, Switzerland. Birmensdorf, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL.

Stoeckli V, Wipf S & Rixen C (2010) Bergankunft. Dandy Magazine 3, 40-41.

Wipf S & Meza FJ (2009) International Young Scientists' perspective on global change issues. Editorial. Climatic Change, 94, 1-4.

Wipf S (2008) Encyclopedia of Life – Online-Datenbank aller Arten der Welt. Botanical Notes. Botanica Helvetica, 118, 92-93.

Conzetti M & Wipf S (2007) Warme Winter mindern das Wachstum. Gartenbau 128, (29/30), 19.

Rixen C & Wipf S (2007) Buchbesprechung: Flora Vegetativa. Botanical Notes. Botanica Helvetica, 117, 209-210.

Stöckli V, Rixen C & Wipf S (2002) Kunstschnee und Schneezusätze: Eigenschaften und Wirkungen auf Vegetation und Boden in alpinen Skigebieten. Schlussbericht eines Forschungsprojektes am Eidg. Institut für Schnee- und Lawinenforschung SLF Davos, 71 pp. (Zusammenfassung, pdf, 21 kB)

Wipf S, Stoeckli V, & Bebi P (2002) Braucht die Natur Schutz vor Katastrophen? Die Bedeutung natürlicher Störungen im Gebirgswald. In: Frehner (Eds.) Eidgenössisches Institut für Schnee- und Lawinenforschung SLF, Davos, p. 18.

Stöckli V, Rixen C & Wipf S (2002) Sommer im Skigebiet: Von Skipisten, Kunstschnee und Vegetation. In: Frehner (Eds.) Eidgenössisches Institut für Schnee- und Lawinenforschung SLF, Davos, p. 17.

Stoeckli V, Rixen C, & Wipf S (2002) Pistes de ski et neige de culture: caractéristiques et impacts sur la végétation. Niveau neige, 41, 34-35.

Wipf S, Rixen C, Freppaz M & Stoeckli V (2002) Ski piste vegetation under artificial and natural snow: Patterns in multivariate analysis. In: Interdisciplinary Mountain Research. Roberta Bottarin, Ulrike Tappeiner (Eds.). Blackwell Verlag GmbH, Berlin, Wien, pp. 171 - 179.

Ph. D. Thesis

Wipf S (2006) Winter Climate Change in Tundra Ecosystems: The Importance of Snow Cover. University of Zurich, July 2006.

Posters

Wipf S, Dawes MA, Stöckli V & Rixen C (2012) Long-term changes in summit plant richness and its drivers. Poster presented at the Ecochange meeting, 21./22. Mar 2012 in Zürich, and Swiss Global Change Day, 4. Apr 2012 in Bern.

Herz K, Rixen C, Stöckli V, Holderegger R & Wipf S (2012) Changes in the spatial distribution of vascular plant species in the Swiss Alps. Poster presented at the Swiss Global Change Day, 4. Apr 2012 in Bern.

Burg S, Rixen C, Stöckli V & Wipf S (2012) Observer bias and its causes in botanical records on summits. Poster presented at the Swiss Global Change Day, 4. Apr 2012 in Bern. Winner of the 2012 Diversitas award.

Wipf S, Rixen C, Boggia S & Stoeckli V (2010) Increasing plant biodiversity on mountain tops at the upper limit of dwarf shrub heath. Poster presented at the 9th meeting on vegetation databases, 24-26 Feb 2010 in Hamburg.

Wipf S, van der Wal R & Sommerkorn M (2007) Winter climate change in mountain ecosystems: Response of below-ground processes. Poster presented at the GfOe 2007, 10-14 Sept. 2007 in Marburg, D. 

Wipf S (2007) Winter climate change: How do alpine tundra plants respond to reduced snow depth and advanced snowmelt? (PDF, 70 KB) Poster presented at Biology07, the Annual Meeting of the Swiss Zoological, Botanical and Mycological Societies, 15-16 Feb 2007 in Zurich, CH.

Wipf S, Rixen C & Bebi P (2006) Winter climate change: How do alpine tundra plants respond to reduced snow depth and advanced snowmelt? (PDF, 69 KB) Poster presented at the ESSP Open Science Conference on Global Change, 9-12 Nov 2006 in Beijing, China.

Wipf S, Mulder CPH, Rixen C (2005) Winter climate matters! The reaction of tundra plants to snow manipulations (PDF, 0.6 MB) Poster presented at the 6th Swiss Global Change Day, 7 Apr 2005 in Bern, CH.

Wipf S, Mulder CPH, Stoeckli V & Schmid B (2003) Winter climate change in snow rich environments: Reactions of arctic and alpine plant communities (PDF, 1.8MB) Poster presented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America (ESA), August 3-8, 2003 in Savannah, GA, USA.

Wipf S, Rixen C & Stoeckli V (2001) Artificial snow on alpine ski pistes: How does the vegetation react to the changed environment? (PDF, 490 KB) Poster presented at the GfOe 2001, 27-31 Aug 2001 in Basel, CH. Abstract published in: Zotz, G. & Körner, Ch. (eds.) The Functional Importance of Biodiversity. Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie, Bd. 31, additional abstracts.

Rixen C, Wipf S & Stoeckli V (2001) Artificial snow promotes late flowering plants through delayed snow melt. Poster presented at the GfOe 2001, 27-31 Aug 2001 in Basel, CH. Abstract published in: Zotz, G. & Körner, Ch. (eds.) The Functional Importance of Biodiversity. Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Ökologie, Bd. 31, additional abstracts.

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