Niklaus E. Zimmermann    Curriculum vitae

Dept. of Landscape Dynamics & Management
Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
CH - 8903 Birmensdorf (ZH)
Switzerland
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Email: niklaus.zimmermann @ wsl.ch
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  • Education
  • Research Experience
  • Projects
  • Interests
  • Publications
  • Invited Presentations
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Collaborations

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      Education

    Diploma
    Botany, University of Bern, Dept. of Geobotany and Ecology, Switzerland. 1989. Fraktalstufen-Vergleich zwischen Vegetation und Geomorphologie am Besipiel des Gemmipasses, VS, Schweiz.
    Ph.D.
    Botany, With High Honor, University of Bern, Dept. of Geobotany and Ecology, Switzerland. 1996. A climatically-sensitive, spatially-explicit model for alpine vegetation of Switzerland.

     
     
     
      Research and Professional Experience

    2006-present
    Member of the directorate of the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, ZH, Switzerland.
    2006-present
    Head of the Research Unit Land Use Dynamics, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, ZH, Switzerland.
    2001 - 2006
    Associate Researcher and Project Leader, Department of Landscape Dynamics, Landscape Division, Swiss Federal Institute of Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Birmensdorf, ZH, Switzerland.
    1999 - 2001
    Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Landscape Inventories, Landscape Division, Swiss Federal Institute of Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Birmensdorf, ZH, Switzerland.
    1998 - 1999
    Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Geography and Earth Resources, Lab for GIS and Remote Sensing, College of Natural Resources (CNR), Utah State University.
    1997 - 1998
    Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Forest Resources and Ecology Center, College of Natural Resources (CNR), Utah State University.
    1996 - 1997
    "Oberassistent", Department of Geobotany and Ecology, Geobotanical Institute (SGIUB), University of Bern, Switzerland.
    1993-1996
    Research Associate, Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Birmensdorf, ZH, Switzerland.
    1990-1993
    Teaching Assistant, Department of Geobotany and Ecology, Geobotanical Institute (SGIUB), University of Bern, Switzerland.

     
     
     
      Projects

      These are projects I am currently working on:

    MAIOLICA II - Global methane variability. A follow-up project of MAIOLICA (Modelling and experiments on land-surface interactions with atmospheric chemistry and climate II. Funding: ETH-Domain
    Western Conifers - Modelling the response of Pinjon-Juniper forests to climate change. Funding: USDA-Forest Service
    ForReg-CH - A model of Forest Regeneration under Climate Change in Swiss Forests. Funding: BAFU/WSL.
    PorTree - A portrait of Central European tree species under climate change.. Funding: BAFU/WSL.
    PhyloAlp - A plant phylogeny of Flora Alpina species. Funding: Various sources: together with LECA (Thuiller, Lavergne, Taberlet)

     

      The following projects have recently been finished:

    SPEED - Spatially explicit evolution of diversity. Funding: SNF-Sinergia
    MANFRED - Management strategies to adapt Alpine Space forests to climate change risks. Funding: EU/Interreg - Alpine Space
    MOTIVE - Models for Adaptive Forest Management. Funding: EU-FP7
    MAIOLICA - Modelling and experiments on land-surface interactions with atmospheric chemistry and climate. Funding: ETH-Domain
    HyperSwissNet - A research and teaching network on hyperspectral remote sensing in Switzerland. Funding: SUK & ETH-Domain.
    ECOCHANGE - Challenges in assessing and forecasting biodiversity and ecosystem changes in Europe. Funding: EU-FP6.
    MfM-U/WSL - Monitoring flankierende Massnahmen-Umwelt: Der Beitrag der WSL zu den Bereichen Natur, Umwelt und gesellschaft. Funding: BAFU
    Calibrate real tree species for the LAASIM-model
    Developing a spatially explicit and climatically sensitive model for predicting the spatial distribution of Swiss Alpine plants and plant communities

     
     
     
      Interests

    I am specifically interested in vegetation ecology, vegetation dynamics, and plant species diversity at various spatial and temporal scales. In the past few years, my research has focused on modeling biophysical constraints of species and community distribution along spatial (real) and theoretical gradients, and on modeling species competitive dynamics on large spatial scales. This research required the interaction of plant ecophysiology, ecological theory, biophysical ecology and involved mainly GIS-analyses, programming and statistics. Additionally, I have a strong sympathy for field floristics, species diversity theories, and ecological theories in general.

     
     
     
      Publications
    [Gr.Aut] = Group authorship as member of working group or consortium

    h-index: 34  ---   ISI-papers: 114 (of which 4 in press)  ---   total citations: 7474  ---   avg. citation per paper: 71.87 Researcher ID: A-4276-2008   [see: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/A-4276-2008] 17th Apr 2014.

    Peer-reviewed articles in ISI journals   

    printed or accepted

    accepted

    Maggini R, Lehmann A, Zbinden N, Zimmermann NE, Bolliger J, Schröder B, Foppen R, Schmid H, Beniston M & Jenni L, 2014. Assessing the vulnerability of Swiss breeding birds to climate and land-use change. Diversity and Distribution, in press. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12207.

    Meier ES, Dullinger S, Zimmermann NE, Baumgartner D, Gattringer A & Hülber K, 2014. Space matters when defining effective management for invasive plants. Diversity and Distribution, in press. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12201.

    Patsiou TS, Conti E, Zimmermann NE, Theodoridis S & Randin CF, 2014. Topo-climatic microrefugia explain the persistence of a rare endemic plant in the Alps during the last 21 millennia. Global Change Biology, in press. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12515.

    Thuiller W, Guéguen M, Georges D, Bonet R, Chalmandrier L, Garraud L, Renaud J, Roquet C, Van Es J, Zimmermann NE & Lavergne S, 2014. Are different facets of plant diversity well protected against climate and land cover changes? A test study in the French Alps. Ecography, in press. doi: 10.1111/ecog.00670.

    2014

    Duputié A, Zimmermann NE & Chuine I, 2014. Where are the wild things? Why we need better data on species distribution. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23: 457–467, doi: 10.1111/geb.12118. [& Supp.Inf.]

    Hanspach J, Schweiger O, Kühn I, Plattner M, Pearman PB, Zimmermann NE & Settele J, 2014. Extending the stress gradient hypotheses: host plant availability limits butterfly distribution under harsh environmental conditions. Ecography 37: 301–308, doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2013.00195.x.

    Litsios G, Wüest RO, Kostikova A, Forest F, Lexer C, Linder HP, Pearman PB, Zimmerman NE & Salamin N, 2014. Effects of a fire response trait on diversification in replicated radiations. Evolution 68(2): 453–465, doi: 10.1111/evo.12273. [& Supp.Inf.]

    Münkemüller T, Gallien L, Lavergne S, Renaud J, Roquet C, Abdulhak S, Dullinger S, Garraud L, Guisan A, Lenoir J, Svenning, JC, Van Es J, Vittoz P, Willner W, Wohlgemuth T, Zimmermann NE & Thuiller W, 2014. Scale decisions can reverse conclusions on community assembly processes. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23(6): 620–632. doi: 10.1111/geb.12137. [& Supp.Inf.]

    Pearman PB, Lavergne S, Roquet C, Wueest RO, Zimmermann NE & Thuiller W, 2014. Phylogenetic patterns of climatic, habitat and trophic niches in a European avian assemblage. Global Ecology and Biogeography 23: 414–424, doi: 10.1111/geb.12127. [& Supp.Inf.]

    Thuiller W, Pironon S, Psomas A, Barbet-Massin M, Jiguet F, Lavergne S, Pearman PB, Renaud J, Zupan L & Zimmermann NE, 2014. The functional tree of life of European avifauna in face of global change. [PDF Ι Supp.Inf.] NATURE Communications 5:3118, doi: 10.1038/ncomms4118.

    2013

    Alberto FJ, Derory J, Boury C, Frigerio J-M, Zimmermann NE & Kremer A, 2013. Imprints of natural selection along environmental gradients in phenology-related genes of Quercus petraea. Genetics 195: 495–512.

    Coops NC, Morsdorf F, Schaepman ME & Zimmermann NE, 2013. Characterization of an Alpine Treeline using Airborne LiDAR Data and Physiological Modeling. Global Change Biology 19: 3808–3821.

    D'Amen M, Zimmermann NE & Pearman PB, 2013. Conservation of phylogeographic lineages under climate change. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 93-104.

    Dawson MN, Algar AC, Antonelli A, Dávalos LM, Davis E, Early R, Guisan A, Jansson R, Lessard J-P, Marske KA, McGuire J, Stigall AL, Swenson NG, Zimmermann NE & Gavin DG, 2013. An horizon scan of biogeography. Frontiers of Biogeography 5(2): 130-157.

    Delzon S, Urli M, Samalens J-C, Lamy J-B, Lischke H, Sin F, Zimmermann NE & Porté A 2013. Field evidence of colonisation by Holm oak, at the northern margin of its distribution range, during the Anthropocene period. PLoS ONE 8(11): e80443.

    Engler R, Waser L, Zimmerman NE, Schaub M, Berdos S, Ginzler C & Psomas A, 2013. Combining ensemble modeling and remote sensing for mapping individual tree species at high spatial resolution. Forest Ecology and Management 310: 64-73.

    Hanewinkel M, Cullmann DA, Schelhaas M-J, Nabuurs G-J & Zimmermann NE, 2013. Climate change may cause severe losses in economic value of European forestland. NATURE Climate Change 3: 203–207. [PDF Ι Supp.Inf.]

    Lexer C, Stölting KN, Mangili S, Forest F, Bossolini E, Pearman PB, Zimmerman NE & Salamin N, 2013. ‘Next generation’ biogeography: towards understanding the drivers of species diversification and persistence. Journal of Biogeography 40: 1013–1022.

    Maiorano L, Amori G, Capula M, Falcucci A, Masi M, Montemaggiori A, Pottier J, Psomas A, Rondinini C, Russo D, Zimmermann NE, Boitani L & Guisan A 2013. Threats from climate change to terrestrial vertebrate hotspots in Europe PLoS ONE 8(9): e74989. [& Supp.Inf.].

    Maiorano L, Cheddadi R, Zimmerman NE, Pellissier L, Petitpierre B, Pottier J, Laborde H, Hurdu BI, Pearman PB, Psomas A, Singarayer JS, Broennimann O, Vittoz P, Dubuis A, Edwards ME, Binney HA & Guisan A, 2013. Building the niche through time: using 13,000 years of data to predict the effects of climate change on three tree species in Europe. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 302–317.  [& Supp.Inf.]

    Normand S, Randin C, Ohlemüller R, Bay C, Høye T, Kjær ED, Körner, Lischke G, Maiorano L, Paulsen J, Pearman PB, Psomas, AP, Treier UA, Zimmermann NE & Svenning JC, 2013. A greener Greenland? Climatic potential and long-term constraints on the future expansion of trees and shrubs across a large Arctic region. Phil. Trans R. Soc. B 368: 20120479.  [& Supp.Inf. {60MB!!}]

    Parviainen M, Zimmermann NE, Heikkinen RK & Luoto M, 2013. Using unclassified continuous remote sensing data to improve distribution models of red-listed plant species. Biodiversity and Conservation. 22: 1731-1754.

    Pellissier L, Bråthen KA, Vittoz P, Yoccoz NG, Dubuis A, Meier ES, Zimmermann NE, Randin C, Thuiller W, Garraud L, Van Es J & Guisan A, 2013. Conservatism of cold thermal limits in arctic-alpine plants. Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 933-941.

    Randin CF, Paulsen J, Vitasse Y, Kollas C, Wohlgemuth T, Zimmermann NE & Körner C, 2013. Do altitudinal limits of deciduous tree species match with their thermal latitudinal limits? Global Ecology and Biogeography 22: 913-923.  [& Supp.Inf.].

    Zimmermann NE, Normand S & Psomas A, 2013. Climate change and range shifts in mountain plants of the European Alps and Carpathians. Acta Biologica Cracoviensia Series B 55 (Suppl.1): 18-18.

    2012

    [Gr.Aut] Alvarez N, Manel S, Schmitt T & INTRABIODIV consortium (incl. NE Zimmermann), 2012. Contrasting diffusion of Quaternary gene pools across Europe: The case of the arctic–alpine Gentiana nivalis L. (Gentianaceae). Molecular Ecology 207: 408-413.

    Broennimann O, Fitzpatrick M, Pearman PB, Petit-Pierre B, Pelissier L, Yoccoz NG, Thuiller W, Fortin M-J, Randin C, Zimmermann NE, Graham CH & Guisan A, 2012. Measuring ecological niche overlap from occurrence and spatial environmental data. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21(4): 481-497.

    Dullinger S, Gattringer A, Thuiller W, Moser D, Zimmermann NE, Guisan A, Willner W, Plutzar C, Leitner M, Mang T, Caccianiga M, Dirnböck T, Ertl S, Fischer A, Lenoir J, Svenning J-C, Psomas P, Schmatz DR, Silc U, Vittoz P & Hülber K, 2012. Extinction debt of high-mountain plants under twenty-first-century climate change. NATURE Climate Change 2(8): 619-622. [PDF Ι Supp.Inf.]

    Gallien L, Douzet R, Pratte S, Zimmermann NE & Thuiller W, 2012. Invasive species distribution models - how violating the equilibrium assumption can create new insights. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21(11): 1126–1136.  [& Supp.Inf.].

    Kaplan JO, Krumhardt KM & Zimmermann NE, 2012. The effects of human land use and climate change over the past 500 years on the carbon cycle of Europe. Global Change Biology 18(3): 902-914.

    Kissling WD, Dormann CF, Groeneveld J, Hickler T, Kühn I, McInerny G, Montoya JM, Römermann C, Schiffers K, Schurr FM, Singer A, Svenning J-C, Zimmermann NE & O’Hara RB, 2012. Novel approaches to modelling biotic interactions in multispecies assemblages at broad spatial scales. Journal of Biogeography 39: 2163–2178.

    Kunstler G, Lavergne S, Courbaud B, Thuiller W, Vieilledent G, Zimmermann NE, Kattge J & Coomes DA, 2012. Competitive interactions between forest trees are driven by species' trait hierarchy, not phylogentic or functional similarity: implications for forest community assembly. Ecology Letters 15: 831–840.  [& Supp.Inf.].

    Litsios G, Pellissier L, Forest F, Lexer C, Pearman PB, Zimmerman NE & Salamin N, 2012 Trophic level influences the rate of environmental niche evolution in damselfish. Proc. R. Soc. B 279: 3662–3669.

    Litsios G, Sims CA, Wueest RO, Pearman PB, Zimmerman NE & Salamin N, 2012. Mutualism with sea anemones triggered the adaptive radiation of clownfishes. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12:212. [& Supp.Inf.: S1 S2 S3 S4 S5 S6].

    [Gr.Aut] Manel S, Gugerli F, Thuiller W, Alvarez N, Legendre O, Holderegger R, Gielly L, Taberlet P & INTRABIODIV consortium (incl. NE Zimmermann), 2011. Broad-scale adaptive genetic variation in alpine plants is driven by temperature and precipitation. Molecular Ecology 21: 3729–3738.

    Meier ES, Lischke H, Schmatz DR & Zimmermann NE, 2012. Climate, competition and connectivity affect future migration and ranges of European trees. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21: 164-178.  [& Supp.Inf.].

    Schurr FM, Pagel J, Cabral JS, Groeneveld J, Bykova O, O'Hara RB, Kissling WD, Linder HP, Midgley GF, Schröder B, Singer A & Zimmermann NE, 2012. How to understand species' niches and range dynamics: a demographic research agenda for biogeography. Journal of Biogeography 39: 2146–2162.

    Taberlet P, Zimmermann NE, Englisch T, Tribsch A, Holderegger R, Alvarez N, Niklfeld H, Coldea G, Mirek Z, Moilanen A, Ahlmer W, Ajmone Marsan P, Bona E, Bovio M, Choler P, Cieślak E, Colli L, Cristea V, Dalmas J-P, Frajman B, Garraud L, Gaudeul M, Gielly L, Gutermann W, Jogan N, Kagalo AA, Korbecka G, Küpfer P, Lequette B, Letz DR, Manel S, Mansion G, Marhold K, Martini F, Negrini R, Niño F, Paun O, Pellecchia M, Perico G, Piękoś-Mirkowa H, Prosser F, Puşcaş M, Ronikier M, Scheuerer M, Schneeweiss GM, Schönswetter P, Schratt-Ehrendorfer L, Schüpfer F, Selvaggi A, Steinmann K, Thiel-Egenter C, van Loo M, Winkler M, Wohlgemuth T, Wraber T, †, Gugerli F & IntraBioDiv Consortium, 2012. Genetic diversity in widespread species is not congruent with species richness in alpine plant communities. Ecology Letters 15(12): 1439–1448.  [& Supp.Inf.].

    Zurell D, Grimm V, Rossmanith E, Zbinden N, Zimmermann NE & Schröder B, 2012. Uncertainty in predictions of range dynamics: Black grouse climbing the Swiss Alps. Ecography 35: 590-603.

    2011

    D'Amen M, Bombi P, Pearman PB, Schmatz DR, Zimmermann NE & Bologna MA, 2011. Will climate change reduce the efficacy of protected areas for amphibian conservation in Italy? Biological Conservation 144: 989–997.

    Beaumont LJ, Pitman A, Perkins S, Zimmermann NE, Yoccoz NG & Thuiller W, 2011. Impacts of climate change on the world’s most exceptional ecoregions. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 108(6): 2306-2311.

    Engler R, Randin C, Thuiller W, Dullinger S, Zimmermann NE, Araújo MB, Pearman PB, Albert CH, Choler P, de Lamo X, Dirnböck T, Gómez-García D, Grytnes J-A, Heegard E, Høistad F, Le Lay G, Nogués-Bravo D, Normand S, Piédalu C, Puşcaş M, Sebastià M-T, Stanisci A, Theurillat J-P, Trivedi M, Vittoz P & Guisan A, 2011. Climate change impacts on European mountain plant diversity. Global Change Biology 17: 2330–2341.  [& Supporting Material]. See also: Highlight in NATURE Climate Change.

    Hodson EL, Poulter B, Zimmermann NE, Prigent C & Kaplan JO, 2011. The El Niño–Southern Oscillation and wetland methane interannual variability. Geophysical Research Letters 38: L08810, doi:10.1029/2011GL046861.

    Kunstler G, Albert CH, Courbaud B, Lavergne S, Thuiller W, Vieilledent G, Zimmermann NE & Coomes DA, 2011. Effects of competition on tree radial-growth vary in importance but not in intensity along climatic gradients in the French alps. Journal of Ecology 99: 300-312.

    Maiorano L, Falcucci A, Guisan A, Zimmermann NE, Psomas A, Pottier J, Baisero D, Rondinini C & Boitani L, 2011. The future of terrestrial mammals in the Mediterranean basin under climate change. Phil. Trans R. Soc. B 366: 2681–2692.  [& Supporting Material].

    Meier ES, Edwards TC, jr., Kienast F, Dobbertin M & Zimmermann NE, 2011. Co-occurrence patterns of trees along macro-climatic gradients and their potential influence on the present and future distribution of Fagus sylvatica L. Journal of Biogeography 38: 371–382.  [& Appendix].

    [Gr.Aut] Meirmans PG, Goudet J, INTRABIODIV consortium (incl. NE Zimmermann) & Gaggiotti OE. 2011. Ecology and life history affect different aspects of the population structure of 27 high-alpine plants. Molecular Ecology 20: 3144–3155.

    Pearman PB, Guisan A & Zimmermann NE, 2011. Impacts of climate change on Swiss biodiversity: An indicator taxa approach. Biological Conservation 144: 866-875.

    Poulter B, Ciais P, Hodson E, Lischke H, Maignan F, Plummer S & Zimmermann NE, 2011. Plant functional types mapping for earth system models. Geoscientific Model Development 4: 993–1010.

    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: 1617-1642.

    Psomas A, Kneubühler M, Itten K & Zimmermann NE, 2011. Hyperspectral remote sensing for estimating aboveground biomass and for exploring species richness patterns of grassland habitats. International Journal of Remote Sensing 32(24): 9007–9031.

    Steinmann K, Eggenberg S, Wohlgemuth T, Linder HP & Zimmermann NE, 2011. Niches and Noise - Disentangling habitat diversity and area effect on species diversity. Ecological Complexity 8: 313–319.

    [Gr.Aut] Thiel-Egenter C, Alvarez N, Holderegger R, et al. & INTRABIODIV consortium (incl. NE Zimmermann) 2011. Break zones in the distributions of alleles and species in alpine plants. Journal of Biogeography 38(4): 772-782.

    Wellstein C, Schröder B, Reineking B & Zimmermann NE, 2011. Understanding species and community response to environmental change - a functional trait perspective. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 145: 1-4.

    2010

    Albert C, Yoccoz NG, Edwards TC, Jr., Graham GH, Zimmermann NE & Thuiller W, 2010. Sampling in ecology and evolution – bridging the gap between theory and practice. Ecography 33: 1028-1037.

    Huber S, Kneubühler M, Koetz B, Schopfer JT, Itten KI & Zimmermann NE, 2010. Impact of multiangular information on empirical models to estimate canopy nitrogen concentration in mixed forest. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing 4; article 043530.

    Lenoir J, Gégout J-C, Guisan A, Vittoz P, Wohlgemuth T, Zimmermann NE, Dullinger S, Pauli H, Willner W, Grytnes J-A, Virtanen R & Svenning J-C, 2010. Cross-scale analysis of the region effect on vascular plant species diversity in Southern and Northern European mountain ranges. PLoS ONE 5(12): e15734.

    Lenoir J, Gégout J-C, Guisan A, Vittoz P, Wohlgemuth T, Zimmermann NE, Dullinger S, Pauli H, Willner W & Svenning J-C, 2010. Going against the flow: potential mechanisms for the unexpected downward range shifts of some mountain plant species despite a warming climate. Ecography 33: 295–303.

    McVicar TR, Van Niel TG, Roderick ML, Li LT, Mo XG, Schmatz D & Zimmermann NE, 2010. Observational evidence from two mountainous regions that near- surface wind speeds are declining more rapidly at higher elevations than lower elevations: 1960-2006. Geophysical Research Letters 37: L06402, doi:10.1029/2009GL042255.

    Meier ES, Kienast F, Pearman PB, Svenning J-C, Thuiller W, Araujo MB, Guisan A & Zimmermann NE, 2010. Biotic and abiotic variables show little redundancy in explaining tree species distributions. Ecography 33: 1038-1048.

    Pearman PB, D'Amen M, Graham CH, Thuiller W & Zimmermann NE, 2010. Within taxon niche structure: Niche conservatism, divergence and predicted effects of climate change. Ecography 33: 990-1003.

    Pellissier L, Bråthen KA, Pottier J, Randin C, Vittoz P, Dubuis A, Yoccoz NG, Alm T, Zimmermann NE & Guisan A, 2010. Species distribution models reveal apparent competitive and facilitative effects of a dominant species on the distribution of tundra plants. Ecography 33: 1004-1014.

    Rammig A, Jonas T, Zimmermann NE & Rixen C, 2010. Changes in alpine plant growth under future climate conditions. Biogeosciences 7: 2013–2024.

    Somodi I, Virágh K, Székely B & Zimmermann NE, 2010. Changes in predictor influence with time and with vegetation type identity in a post-abandonment situation. Basic and Applied Ecology 11: 225–233.

    [Gr.Aut] Winkler M, Tribsch A, Paun O, Englisch T, Schönswetter p & INTRABIODIV consortium (incl. NE Zimmermann) 2010. Pleistocene distribution range shifts were accompanied by breeding system divergence within Hornungia alpina (Brassicaceae) in the Alps. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 54: 571-582.

    Zimmermann NE, Edwards TC, Graham CG, Pearman PB & Svenning J-C, 2010. New trends in species distribution modelling. Ecography 33: 985-989.

    2009

    [Gr.Aut] Alvarez N, Thiel-Egenter C, Tribsch A, Holderegger R, Manel S, Schönswetter P, Taberlet P, Brodbeck S, Gaudeul M, Gielly L, Küpfer P, Mansion G, Negrini R, Paun O, Pellecchia M, Rioux D, Schüpfer F, Van Loo M, Winkler M, Gugerli F & INTRABIODIV consortium (incl. NE Zimmermann) 2009. History or ecology? Substrate type as a major driver of spatial genetic structure in Alpine plants. Ecology Letters 12: 632-640.

    [Gr.Aut] Coldea G, Stoica IA, Puşcaş M, Ursu T, Opera A & INTRABIODIV consortium (incl. NE Zimmermann) 2009. Alpine–subalpine species richness of the Romanian Carpathians and the current conservation status of rare species. Biodiversity Conservation 18: 1441-1458.

    Engler R, Randin CF, Vittoz P, Czáka T, Beniston M, Zimmermann NE & Guisan A, 2009. Predicting future distributions of mountain plants under climate change: does dispersal capacity matter? Ecography 32: 34-45.  [& Supplementary Material].

    Galley C, Linder HP & Zimmermann NE, 2009. Pentaschistis (Poaceae) diversity in the Cape mediterranean region: habitat heterogeneity and climate stability. Global Ecology and Biogeography 15(6): 1557-1569.

    Kaplan JO, Krummhardt KM & Zimmermann NE, 2009. The prehistoric and preindustrial deforestation of Europe. Quaternary Science Reviews 28: 3016-3034.

    Mathys L, Guisan A, Kellenberger TW & Zimmermann NE, 2009. Evaluating effects of spectral training data distribution on continuous field mapping performance. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 64: 665-673.

    Nobis MP, Jaeger JAG & Zimmermann NE, 2009. Neophyte species richness at the landscape scale under urban sprawl and climate warming. Diversity and Distribution 15: 928-939.

    Randin CF, Engler R, Normand S, Zappa M, Zimmermann NE, Pearman PB, Vittoz P, Thuiller W & Guisan A, 2009. Climate change and plant distribution: local models predict high-elevation persistence. Global Change Biology 15(6): 1557-1569.

    Steinmann K, Linder HP & Zimmermann NE, 2009. Modelling species richness using functional groups. Ecological Modelling 220: 962-967.   [& Appendix].

    [Gr.Aut] Thiel-Egenter C, Holderegger R, Brodbeck S & INTRABIODIV consortium (incl. NE Zimmermann) 2009. Concordant genetic breaks, identified by combining clustering and tessellation methods, in two co-distributed alpine plant species. Molecular Ecology 18: 4507-4275.

    Zimmermann NE, Yoccoz NG, Edwards TC, Jr, Meier ES, Thuiller W, Guisan A, Schmatz DR & Pearman PB, 2009. Climatic extremes improve predictions of spatial patterns of tree species. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. USA 106: 19723-19728.  [and Appendix].

    2008

    Gehrig-Fasel J, Guisan A & Zimmermann NE, 2008. Evaluating thermal treeline indicators based on air and soil temperature using an air-to-soil transfer model. Ecological Modelling 213(3-4): 345-355.

    [Gr.Aut] Graham CH, Elith J, Hijmans RJ, Guisan A, Loiselle BA & the NCEAS species distribution modelling group (incl. NE Zimmermann) 2008. The influence of spatial errors in species occurrence data used in distribution models. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 239-247.

    Gugerli F, Englisch T, Niklfeld H, Tribsch A, Mirek Z, Ronikier M, Zimmermann NE, Holderegger R, Taberlet P & IntraBioDiv consortium, 2008. Relationships among levels of biodiversity and the relevance of intraspecific diversity in conservation - a project synopsis. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 10(4): 259-281.

    Huber S, Kneubühler M, Psomas A, Itten KI & Zimmermann NE, 2008. Estimating foliar biochemistry from hyperspectral data in mixed forest canopy. Forest Ecology and Management 256: 491-501.

    Kneubühler M, Koetz B, Huber S, Zimmermann NE & Schaepman ME, 2008. Space-based spectro-directional measurements for the improved estimation of ecosystem variables. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing 34(3): 192-205.

    [Gr.Aut] Paun O, Schönswetter P, Winkler M & INTRABIODIV consortium (incl. NE Zimmermann) 2008. Historical divergence vs. contemporary gene flow: evolutionary history of the calcicole Ranunculus alpestris group (Ranunculaceae) in the European Alps and the Carpathians. Molecular Ecology 17: 4263-4275.

    Pearman PB, Randin CF, Broennimann O, Vittoz P, van der Knaap WO, Engler R, Le Lay G, Zimmermann NE & Guisan A, 2008. Testing predictions of change in plant -species distributions across six millennia. Ecology Letters 11: 357-369.

    Rutherford GN, Bebi P, Edwards PJ & Zimmermann NE, 2008. Assessing land-use statistics to model land cover change in a mountainous landscape in the European Alps. Ecological Modelling 212: 460-471.

    Thuiller W, Albert C, Araujo MB, Berry PM, Cabeza M, Guisan A, Hickler T, Midgley GF, Paterson J, Schurr FM, Sykes MT & Zimmermann NE, 2008. Predicting global change impacts on plant species distributions: Future challenges. Perspectives in Plant Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 9: 137-152.

    [Gr.Aut] Wisz MS, Hijmans RJ, Li J, Peterson AT, Graham CH, Guisan A & the NCEAS species distribution modelling group (incl. NE Zimmermann) 2008. Effects of sample size on the performance of species distribution models. Diversity and Distributions 14: 763-773.

    2007

    [Gr.Aut] Ehrich D, Gaudeul M, Assefa A, Koch MA, Mummenhoff K, Nemomissa S, Brochmann C & INTRABIODIV consortium (incl. NE Zimmermann) 2007. Genetic consequences of Pleistocene range shifts: contrast between the Arctic, the Alps and the East African mountains. Molecular Ecology 15: 2542-2559.

    Gehrig-Fasel J, Guisan A & Zimmermann NE, 2007. Treeline shifts in the Swiss Alps: Climate Change or Land Abandonment? Journal of Vegetation Science 18: 571-582.  [& Appendix].

    Gellrich M, Baur P, Koch B & Zimmermann NE, 2007. Agricultural land abandonment and natural forest re-growth in the Swiss mountains: A spatially explicit economic analysis. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment 118: 93-108.

    Gellrich M & Zimmermann NE 2007. Investigating the regional-scale pattern of agricultural land abandonment in the Swiss mountains: A spatial statistical modelling approach. Landscape and Urban Planning 79: 65-76.

    Gellrich M, Baur P & Zimmermann NE 2007. Natural forest regrowth as a proxy variable for agricultural land abandonment in the Swiss mountains: a spatial statistical model based on geophysical and socio-economic variables. Environmental Modeling and Assessment 12: 269-278.

    [Gr.Aut] Guisan A, Graham C, Elith J, Huettman, F & the NCEAS species distribution modelling group (incl. NE Zimmermann) 2007. Sensitivity of predictive species distribution models to change in grain size: insights from a multi-models experiment across five continents. Diversity and Distribution 13: 332-340.

    Guisan A, Zimmermann NE, Elith J, Graham C, Phillips S & Peterson AT, 2007. What matters for predicting the occurrences of trees: techniques, data, or species’ characteristics?. Ecological Monographs 77(4): 615-630.  [& Appendices]

    Leyk S & Zimmermann NE, 2007. Improving land cover change analysis based on uncertain survey maps: predictive map correction and area estimations using Fuzzy Sets. Landscape Ecology 22: 257-272.

    [Gr.Aut] Mráz P, Gaudeul M, Rioux D, Gielly L, Choler P, Taberlet P & INTRABIODIV consortium (incl. NE Zimmermann) 2007. Genetic structure of Hypochaeris uniflora (Asteraceae) suggests vicariance in the Carpathians and rapid post-glacial colonization of the Alps from an eastern Alpine refugium. Journal of Biogeography 34: 2100-2114.

    Rickebusch S, Gellrich M, Lischke H, Guisan A & Zimmermann NE, 2007. Combining probabilistic land-use change and forest dynamics modelling to simulate global change responses at the Alpine tree-line. Ecological Modelling 209(2-4): 157-168.

    Rickebusch S, Lischke H, Bugmann H, Guisan A & Zimmermann NE, 2007. Understanding the low-temperature limitations to forest growth through calibration of a forest dynamics model with tree-ring data. Forest Ecology and Management 246: 251-263.

    Rutherford GN, Guisan A & Zimmermann NE, 2007. Evaluating sampling strategies and logistic regression methods for modelling complex land cover changes. Journal of Applied Ecology 44: 414-424.

    Shiyatov SG, Terent'ev MM, Fomin VV & Zimmermann NE, 2007. Altitudinal and Horizontal Shifts of the Upper Boundaries of Open and Closed Forests in the Polar Urals in the 20th Century. Russian Journal of Ecology 38(4): 223-227. -->in Russian.

    Thornton PE & Zimmermann NE, 2007. An improved canopy integration scheme for a land surface model with prognostic canopy structure. Journal of Climate 20: 3902-3923.

    Zimmermann NE, Edwards TC, Jr, Moisen GG, Frescino TS & Blackard JA, 2007. Remote sensing-based predictors improve distribution models of rare, early successional and broadleaf tree species in Utah. Journal of Applied Ecology 44: 1057-1067.    [& Appendix S1].

    2006

    Cunningham C, Zimmermann NE Stöckli V & Bugmann H, 2006. Growth response of Norway spruce saplings in two forest gaps in the Swiss Alps to artificial browsing, infection with black snow mold, and competition by ground vegetation. Canadian Journal of Forestry Research 36: 2782-2793.

    Cunningham C, Zimmermann NE Stöckli V & Bugmann H, 2006. Growth of Norway spruce (Picea abies L.) saplings in subalpine forests in Switzerland: Does spring climate matter? Forest Ecology and Management 228(1-3): 19-32.

    Edwards TC, Jr, Cutler R, Zimmermann NE, Geiser L & Moisen GG, 2006. Effects of sample survey design on the accuracy of classification tree models in species distribution models. Ecological Modelling 199: 132-141.

    Elith J, Graham CH, Anderson RP, Dudik M, Ferrier S, Guisan A, Hijmans RJ, Huettmann F, Leathwick J, Lehmann A, Li J, Lohmann LG, Loiselle BA, Manion G, Moritz C, Nakamura M, Nakazawa Y, Overton JM, Peterson AT, Phillips SJ, Richardson K, Scachetti-Pereira R, Schapire R, Soberón J, Williams S, Wisz MS & Zimmermann NE, 2006. Novel methods improve prediction of species' distributions from occurrence data. Ecography 29: 129-151.

    Guisan A, Broennimann O, Engler R, Vust M, Yoccoz NG,Lehmann A & Zimmermann NE, 2006. Using niche-based distribution models to improve the sampling of rare species. Conservation Biology 20(2): 501-511.

    Lischke H, Zimmermann NE, Bolliger J, Rickebusch S & Löffler TJ, 2006. TreeMig: A forest-landscape model for simulating spatio-temporal patterns from stand to landscape scales. Ecological Modelling 199: 409-420.

    Maggini R, Lehmann A, Zimmermann NE & Guisan A, 2006. Improving generalized regression analysis for spatial predictions of forest communities. Journal of Biogeography 33: 1729-1749.

    Mathys L, Ginzler C, Zimmermann NE, Brassel P & Wildi O, 2006. Sensitivity assessment on continuous landscape variables to classify a discrete forest area. Forest Ecology and Management 229(1-3): 111-119.

    Mathys L, Zimmermann NE, Zbinden N & Suter W, 2006. Identifying habitat suitability for hazel grouse Bonasa bonasia at the landscape scale. Wildlife Biology 12(4): 357-366.

    Moisen GG, Freeman EA, Blackard JA, Frescino TS, Zimmermann NE & Edwards TC, Jr, 2006. Predicting tree species presence and basal area in Utah: A comparison of stochastic gradient boosting, generalized additive models, and tree-based methods. Ecological Modelling 199: 176-187.

    Randin CF, Dirnböck T, Dullinger S, Zimmermann NE, Zappa M & Guisan A, 2006. Are niche-based species distribution models transferable in space? Journal of Biogeography 33: 1689-1703.

    2005

    Dobbertin M, Mayer P, Wohlgemuth T, Feldmeyer-Christe E, Graf U, Zimmermann NE & Rigling A, 2005. The decline of Pinus sylvestris L. forests in the Swiss Rhone valley - a result of drought stress? Phyton Ann. Rei. Bot. 45: 153-156.

    Jolly WM, Dobbertin M, Zimmermann NE & Reichstein M, 2005. Divergent vegetation growth responses to the 2003 heat wave in the Swiss Alps. Geophysical Research Letters 32: L18409.

    Edwards TC, Jr, Cutler R, Zimmermann NE, Geiser L & Alegria J, 2005. Model-based stratifications for enhancing the detection of rare ecological events: Lichens as a case study. Ecology 86(5): 1081-1090.

    Dobbertin M, Hilker N, Rebetez M, Zimmermann NE, Wohlgemuth T & Rigling A, 2005. The upward shift in altitude of pine mistletoe (Viscum album ssp. austriacum) in Switzerland ¯ the result of climate warming? International Journal of Biometeorology 50: 40-47.

    Schaub M, Zimmermann NE & Kräuchi N, 2005. Temporal and spatial vairation of Vcmax within a Swiss beech canopy. International Forestry Review 7(5): 96.

    Schwarz M & Zimmermann NE, 2005. A new GLM-based method for mapping tree cover continuous fields using MODIS reflectance data. Remote Sensing of Environment 95:428-443.

    2004

    Schwarz M, Zimmermann NE, Wildi O & Kienast F, 2004. Erfassen kontinuierlicher Bodenbedeckungsdaten anhand von MODIS Daten in der Schweiz. Botanica Helvetica 114(2): 151-167.

    Leyk S & Zimmermann NE, 2004.A predictive uncertainty model for field-based survey maps using Generalized Linear Models. In: Egenhofer M, Freksa C, Harvey M (Eds.), Third International Conference, GIScience 2004. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 3234, pp. 191-205.

    Schaepman ME, Koetz B, Schaepman-Strub G, Zimmermann NE & Itten KI, 2004. Quantitative retrieval of biogeophysical characteristics using imaging spectroscopy: a mountain forest case study. Community Ecology 5: 93-104.

    Wildi O, Feldmeyer-Christe E, Ghosh S & Zimmermann NE, 2004. Comments on vegetation monitoring approaches. Community Ecology 5: 1-5.

    Powell JA & Zimmermann NE, 2004. Multi-scale analysis of seed dispersal and the resolution of Reid's Paradox. Ecology 85(2):490-506.

    2003 and earlier

    Price DT, Zimmermann NE, van der Meer PJ, Lexer MJ, Leadley P, Jorritsma ITM, Schaber J, Clark DF, Lasch P, McNulty S, Wu J & Smith B, 2001. Regeneration in gap models: Priority issues for studying forest responses to climate change. Climatic Change 51(3/4): 475-508.

    Schloeder CA, Zimmermann NE & Jacobs MJ, 2001. Comparison of methods for interpolating soil properties using limited data. Soil Science Society of America Journal 65(2): 470-479.

    Guisan A & Zimmermann NE, 2000. Predictive habitat distribution models in ecology. Ecological Modelling 135(2-3): 147-186.

    Bolliger J, Kienast F & Zimmermann NE, 2000. Risks of global warming on montane and subalpine forests of Switzerland - a modeling case study. Regional Environmental Change 1(3-4): 99-111.

    Kienast F, Zimmermann NE & Wildi O, 2000. Évolution possibles des aires de répartition des principales essences forestières en fonction des scénarios de changement climatique. Revue forestière française 52, numéro spécial 2000: 119-126.

    Zimmermann NE & Kienast F, 1999. Predictive mapping of alpine grasslands in Switzerland: species versus community approach. Journal of Vegetation Science 10(4): 469-482.

     

    in revision or submitted

    Boulangeat I, Georges D, Dentant C, Bonet R, Van Es J, Abdulhak S, Zimmermann NE & Thuiller W, in revision. Dynamic response of plant diversity and vegetation structure to climate and land use change in the Ecrins National Park, French Alps. Ecography.

    Carlson BZ, Choler P, Delastrade A, Georges D, Rabate A, Randin CF, Renaud J, Zimmermann NE & Thuiller W, in revision. Accounting for tree line shift, glacier retreat and primary succession in mountain plant distribution models Diversity and Distribution.

    Frank DC, Poulter B, Saurer M, Esper J, Helle G, Treydte KS, Zimmermann NE, Andreu-Hayles L, Bednarz Z, Berninger F, Boettger T, D'Alessandro CM, Daux V, Filot M, Grabner M, Gutierrez E, Haupt M, Hilasvuori E, Jungner H, Kalela-Brundin M, Krapiec M, Leuenberger M, Loader NJ, Marah H, Masson-Delmotte V, Pazdur A, Pawelczyk S, Pierre M, Planells O, Pukiene R, Reynolds-Henne CE, Rinne KT, Saracino A, Sonninen E, Stievenard M, Switsur VR, Szczepanek M, Szychowska-Krapiec E, Todaro L, Waterhouse JS, Weig M & Schleser GH in revision. Water use efficiency and transpiration across European forests during the Anthropocene. NATURE.

    Lindner M, Fitzgerald JB, Zimmermann NE, Reyer C, Delzon S, van der Maaten E, Schelhaas MJ, Lasch P, Eggers J, van der Maaten-Theunissen M, Suckow F, Psomas A, Poulter B & Hanewinkel M, in revision. Climate Change and European Forests: What do we know, what are the uncertainties, and what are the implications for forest management? Journal of Environmental Management.

    Merow C, Smith MJ, Edwards TC, Jr, Guisan A, McMahon SM, Normand S, Thuiller W, Wüest RO, Zimmermann NE, Elith J, in revision. Back to the basics of species distribution modeling: what do we gain from complex versus simple models? Ecography.

    Nieto-Lugilde D, Lenoir J, Abdulhak S, Aeschimann D, Dullinger S, G&eacut;gout J-C, Guisan A, Pauli H, Renaud J, Theurillat J-P, Thuiller W, Van Es J, Vittoz P, Willner W, Wohlgemuth T, Zimmermann NE & Svenning J-C, in revision. Tree cover interacts with shade tolerance to shape plant species distributions across the Alps at both fine and coarse spatial grains Ecography.

    Pearman PB, Edwards M, Chedaddi R, Tollefsrud MM, D'Amen M, Normand S, Psomas A & Zimmermann NE, in revision. Ensemble niche models support widely-distributed maritime glacial refugia for Picea abies in NW Europe. Journal of Biogeography.

    Poulter B, Cadule P, Cheiney A, Ciais P, Hodson E, Peylin P, Plummer S, Spessa A, Saatchi S, Yue C & Zimmermann NE, in revision. Improving terrestrial biosphere dynamics in carbon cycle models with satellite-based burned area data Global Biogeochemical Cycles.

    Psomas A, Kneubühler M, Huber S, Itten KI & Zimmermann NE, in revision. Continuum removal in multi-temporal spectrometer data enhances the classification accuracy of grasslands along a dry-mesic gradient. Remote Sensing of Environment.

    Thuiller W, Münkemüller T, Schiffers KH, Georges D, Dullinger S, Eckhart VM, Edwards TC, Jr, Gravel D, Kunstler G, Merow C, Moore K, Piedallu C, Vissault S, Zimmermann NE Zurell D, & Schurr FM, in revision. Does probability of occurrence relate to population dynamics? Ecography.

    Wüest RO, Litsios G, Forest F, Lexer C, Linder HP, Salamin N, Zimmerman NE & Pearman PB, in revision. Reseeder-Resprouter ratio in Restionaceae assemblages varies with climate and soil type. PLoS ONE.

    Lexer C, Wüest R=, Mangili S, Heuertz M, Stolting K, Pearman PB, Forest F, Salamin N, Zimmermann NE &Bossolini E, submitted. Genomics of the divergence continuum in an African plant biodiversity hotspot. I: Drivers of population divergence in Restio capensis (Restionaceae)" Molecular Ecology.

    Pottier J, Malenovsky Z, Psomas A, Homolova L, Schaepman M, Choler P, Thuiller W, Guisan A & Zimmermann NE, submitted. Modelling plant species distribution and diversity in alpine grasslands using airborne imaging spectroscopy. Biology Letters.

     

    Other publications

    Bi YF, Xu JC, Li QH, Guisan A, Thuiller W, Zimmermann NE, Yang YP, Yang XF, 2013. Applying BioMod for Model Ensemble in Species Distributions: a Case Study for Tsuga chinensis in China. Plant Diversity and Resources 35(5): 647-655.

    Gugerli F, Zimmermann NE & Holderegger R, 2013. Genetische Vielfalt - Die Alpen als Barriere und Schmelztiegel. Hotspot 27: 12-13.

    Hengeveld G, Schelhaas M-J, Reyer C, Zimmermann NE, Cullmann DA & Nabuurs G-J, 2013. How fast can European forests adapt to a changing climate. Pages 80-82 in: Fitzgerald J & Lindner M (eds), Adapting to Climate Change in European Forests - Results of the MOTIVE Project. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia, 108 pp.

    Zimmermann NE, Jandl R, Hanewinkel M, Kunstler G, Kölling C, Gasparini P, Breznikar A, Meier ES, Normand S, Ulmer U, Gschwandtner T, Veit H, Naumann M, Falk W, Mellert K, Rizzo M, Skudnik M & Psomas A, 2013. Potential Future Ranges of Tree Species in the Alps. Pages 37-48 in: Cerbu GA, Hanewinkel M, Gerosa G & Jandl R (eds), Management Strategies to Adapt Alpine Space Forests to Climate Change Risks. InTech, Rijeka, 383 pp.

    Zimmermann NE, Gebetsroither E, Züger J, Schmatz D & Psomas A, 2013. Future Climate of the European Alps. Pages 27-36 in: Cerbu GA, Hanewinkel M, Gerosa G & Jandl R (eds), Management Strategies to Adapt Alpine Space Forests to Climate Change Risks. InTech, Rijeka, 383 pp.

    Zimmermann NE, Schmatz D & Psomas A, 2013. Climate Change Scenarios to 2100 and Implications for Forest Management. Pages 9-14 in: Fitzgerald J & Lindner M (eds), Adapting to Climate Change in European Forests - Results of the MOTIVE Project. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia, 108 pp.

    Zimmermann NE, Normand S, Pearman PB & Psomas A, 2013. Future Ranges in European Tree Species. Pages 15-21 in: Fitzgerald J & Lindner M (eds), Adapting to Climate Change in European Forests - Results of the MOTIVE Project. Pensoft Publishers, Sofia, 108 pp.

    Zimmermann NE, Normand S & Psomas A, 2013. Habitats for tree species shift as climate changes. EFInews 21(1): 4.

    Lenoir J, Svenning J-C, Dullinger S, Pauli H, Willner W, Guisan A, Vittoz P, Wohlgemuth T, Zimmermann NE, Gégout J-C, 2012. The Alps Vegetation Database – a geo-referenced community-level archive of all terrestrial plants occurring in the Alps.. Biodiversity & Ecology 4: 331–332.

    Maggini R, Schröder B, Zimmermann NE, Bolliger J, Lehmann A, Foppen R, Kery M, Schmid H, Beniston M & Zbinden N, 2010. Modelling range shifts for Swiss breeding birds.. Extended Abstract in Proceedings of the British Ornithological Union's 2010 Conference on "Climate Change and Birds", April 2010, University of Leicester, UK.

    Zimmermann NE 2010. Biodiversität im Zeichen des Klimawandels.. Hotspot 21: 18-19.

    Zimmermann NE 2009. More uncertainty with BIOMOD. Frontiers of Biogeography 1(2): 38-39.

    Psomas A, Kneubühler, Huber S, Itten KI & Zimmermann NE, 2008. Coupling imaging spectroscopy and ecosystem process modelling: the importance of spatially distributed foliar biochemical concentration estimates for modelling NPP of grassland habitats. In: 2008 IEEE International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium, Boston, US, 06 July 2008 - 11 July 2008, 315-318.

    Rigling A, Brang P, Bugmann H, Kräuchi N, Wohlgemuth Th, Zimmermann NE, 2008. Klimawandel als Prüfstein für die Waldbewirtschaftung. Schweiz. Zeitschrift für das Forstwesen 10: 316-325.

    Zimmermann NE, Kienast F, Meier ES, Heller-Kellenberger I, Bolliger J, Edwards TC & Dipner M, 2008. Analyse des Verbuschungsrisikos von TWW-Objekten in der Schweiz. Bundesamt für Umwelt, Bern, 11 pp.

    Zimmermann NE, Kienast F, Meier ES, Heller-Kellenberger I, Bolliger J & Edwards TC, 2008. Schlussbericht zur Analyse des Verbuschungsrisikos von TWW-Objekten der Schweiz. WSL, Birmensdorf, 36 pp.

    Zimmermann NE, Bugmann H, 2008. Die Kastanie im Engadin - oder was halten Baumarten von modellierten Potenzialgebieten? Schweiz. Zeitschrift für das Forstwesen 10: 326-335.

    Lischke H, Löffler TJ, Thornton PE & Zimmermann NE, 2007. Model up-scaling in landscape research. pp. 249-272 In: Kienast F, Wildi O & Ghosh S. A changing world - challenges for landscape research. Springer Landscape Series vol. 8. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

    Psomas A, Kneubühler, Itten KI & Zimmermann NE, 2007. Hyperspectral remote sensing for seasonal estimation of aboveground biomass in grassland habitats. Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Physical Measurements and Signatures in Remote Sensing in Davos, Switzerland 2007.

    Zimmermann NE, Washington-Allen RA, Ramsey RD, Schaepman ME, Mathys L, Kötz B, Kneubühler M & Edwards TC, 2007. Modern Remote Sensing for Environmental Monitoring of Landscape States and Trajectories. pp. 65-91 In: Kienast F, Wildi O & Ghosh S. A changing world - challenges for landscape research. Springer Landscape Series vol. 8. Springer, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

    Zimmermann NE, Bauer N, Scheidegger C, Steinmeier C & Waldner P, 2007. Schlussbericht zum Teil "Natur und Landschaft" - Beitrag der WSL zum BAFU Projekt MfM-U. WSL, Birmensdorf, 119 pp.

    Zimmermann NE, Bolliger J, Gehrig-Fasel J, Guisan A, Kienast F, Lischke H, Rickebusch S & Wohlgemuth T, 2006. Wo wachsen die Bäume in 100 Jahren? In: T Wohlgemuth (ed.), Wald und Klimawandel. Forum für Wissen 2006, pp. 63-71. WSL, Birmensdorf, Schweiz. ISSN 1021-2256.

    Rickebusch S, Zimmermann NE & Lischke H, 2005. Simulating climate and land-use change scenarios at the Alpine tree-line ecotone, using a dynamic forest landscape model. Proceedings of the Open Science Conference on Global Change in Mountain Regions, Perth (UK), 2-6 October 2005.

    Huber S, Kneubühler M, Zimmermann NE & Itten KI, 2005. Potential of imaging spectrometry to retrieve ecosystem characteristics within mixed forest canopies. Proceedings of the 4th EARSEL Conference on Imaging Spectroscopy in Warsaw, Poland 2005.

    Huber S, Zimmermann NE, Kneubühler M, Psomas A & Itten KI, 2005. Estimating Nitrogen in Mixed Forests from HyMap Data using Band-Depth Analysis and Branch-and-Bound Algorithm. Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Physical Measurements and Signatures in Remote Sensing, 17-19 October, Beijing, China 2005, pp. 533.

    Psomas A, Zimmermann NE, Kneubühler M, Kellenberger T & Itten KI, 2005. Seasonal variability in spectral reflectance for discriminating grasslands along a dry-mesic gradient in Switzerland. Proceedings of the 4th EARSEL Conference on Imaging Spectroscopy in Warsaw, Poland 2005.

    Schwarz M & Zimmermann NE, 2004. MODIS based regionally optimized continuous fields of tree cover using generalized linear models. Proceedings of the IGARRS 2004 conference in Vancouver, Canada, 2004.

    Dobbertin M, Rebetez M, Rigling A, Hilker N & Zimermann NE, 2004. Temperature explains the upward shift in altitude of pine mistletoe (Viscum album ssp. austriacum) in Switzerland. In GWIC, the 15th Global warming international conference & expo. (GWXV), April 20-22, 2004, San Francisco, USA: Abstracts. Supcon International, Chicago, USA, 2004, pp. 60.

    Mathys LM, Zimmermann NE & Guisan A, 2004. Spatial pattern of forest resources in a multifunctional landscape. International Archives of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, Vol. XXXVI - 8/W2: 340-342.

    Cherubini P, Gärtner H, Esper J, Kaennel Dobbertin M, Kaiser KF, Rigling A, Treydte K, Zimmermann NE & Bräker OU, 2004. Jahrringe als Archive f¸r interdisziplinäre Umweltforschung. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für das Forstwesen 155(6): 162-168.

    Kienast F, Wildi O & Zimmermann NE, 2004. Mögliche Auswirkungen der Klimaänderung auf die Baumartenverbreitung in der Schweiz. Antworten mit Hilfe von Modellen. - Local Land Soil News 9/I: 7-8.

    Waser L, Zimmermann NE & Schwarz M, 2003. Landcoverdaten unter der Lupe. Inf.bl. Forsch.bereich Landsch.ökol., WSL 56:1-4.

    Wohlgemuth T, Eggenberg S, Favre P, Hollenstein H-U, König Urmi K, Pauli D, Zimmermann NE, 2002. Farn- und Blütenpflanzen. In: Hänggi A, Müller JP (eds): Eine 24-Stunden Aktion zur Erfassung der Biodiversität auf der Alp Flix (Graubünden): Methoden und Resultate. Jahresber. Nat.forsch. Ges. Graubünden 110: 15-17.

    Zimmermann NE & Roberts DW, 2001. Final report of the MLP climate and biophysical mapping project. Scientific project report. WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland, 18 pp.

    Zimmermann NE, 2001. Umfassender Blick auf die Erde: MODIS fördert das wissenschaftliche Überwachen von Landschaften. Solothurner Zeitung 19.6.2001: 25.

    Zimmermann NE, 2001. Umfassender Blick auf die Erde: MODIS fördert das wissenschaftliche Überwachen von Landschaften. Aargauer Zeitung 2.6.2001: 24.

    Zimmermann NE, 2001. TERRA/MODIS - Ein umfassendes, satellitengestütztes Erdbeobachtungssystem. Inf.bl. Forsch.bereich Landsch., WSL 49:3-4.

    Kienast F, Zimmermann NE, Wildi O, 2000. Scénarios d'évolution des aires de répartition des principles essences forestières en fonction des scénarios de changement climatique. In: Rebetez, M., Combe, J. (eds): Quelle sylviculture pour les climats à venir? Actes de la Journée thématique de l'Antenne romande du WSL du 28 novembre 2000 à l'EPF-Lausanne. Lausanne, WSL Antenne romande. 21-26.

    Kienast F, Wildi O, Brzeziecki B, Zimmermann NE & Lemm R (eds), 1997. Klimaänderung und mögliche langfristige Auswirkungen auf die Vegetation der Schweiz. vdf Verlag. Zürich. 71 pp.

    Kienast F, Wildi O, Lemm R & Zimmermann NE, 1997. Klimaveränderung - Vegetationsveränderung? Antworten mit Hilfe von Modellen. Argumente aus der Forschung (WSL, CH-8903 Birmensdorf) 13: 2-8.

    Kienast F, Wildi O, Lemm R & Zimmermann NE, 1997. Autre climat - autre vegetation? Les réponses données par la modélisation. Arguments de la recherche (WSL, CH-8903 Birmensdorf) 13: 2-8.

    Zimmermann NE, 1996. Ein klimasensitives, räumliches Vegetationsmodell für die alpine Stufe der Schweiz. PhD Thesis, University of Berne, Switzerland.

    Vittoz P, Theurillat J-P, Zimmermann NE & Gallandat J-D (eds) 1996. Volume jubilaire pour Prof. J.-L. Richard. Dissertationes Botanicae 258, 336 pp.

    Zimmermann NE & Kienast F, 1995. Das Klima lässt sich nicht kartieren - Klimakarten werden gerechnet. Inf.bl. Forsch.bereich Landsch.ökol., WSL 27:1-3.

    Zimmermann NE & Eggenberg S, 1994. Comparison of vegetation and geomorphology: Problems and approach. Rev. Valdôtaine Hist. Nat., Suppl. 46: 357-365.

    Eggenberg S & Zimmermann NE, 1992. Die alpinen Kalkschuttgesellschaften des Gemmipasses, Berner Alpen, Leukerbad (VS). Bulltain Murithienne 110: 81-96

    Zimmermann NE & Eggenberg S, 1989. Fraktalstufen-Vergleich zwischen Vegetation und Geomorphologie am Besipiel des Gemmipasses, VS, Schweiz. Diploma Thesis, University of Berne, Switzerland.
     
     
     
     

    Invited International Presentations

    Zimmermann NE, 2013. Climate Change and Range Shifts in European Trees – with a focus in the Alps. Invited seminar talk held at the Institute of Botany Seminar, Vienna, Austria, 22. April 2013.

    Zimmermann NE, 2013. Climate Change and Range Shifts in Plants of the European Alps. Invited talk to the „Biosphere“ session at the „Moutains under Watch 2013“ conference held in Bard, Valle di Aosta, Italy, 20-21. February, 2013.

    Zimmermann NE, 2013. Projecting species ranges at large spatial scales. Invited plenary talk held at the Plenary IBS Symposium "Predicting species and biodiversity in a warmer world: are we doing a good job?" held in Miami, FL, USA, 9-12. January 2013.

    Zimmermann NE, 2012. Climate Scenarios and Climate Envelopes for Major Tree Species – Climate effects on shifts in range and ha-bitat suitability of tree species of the Alps. Invited plenary talk held at the MANFRED Final Conference held in Rome, Italy, 28. June 2012.

    Zimmermann NE, 2012. Climate Change and Biome Shifts – Tree species responses to global change in Europe. Invited plenary talk held at the "Tackling Climate Change: the contribution of forest scientific knowledge" Conference held in Tours, France, 21-24. May 2012.

    Zimmermann NE, 2011. Species distribution modelling - useful for spatial genetic analyses? Invited presentation given to the INRA seminar. Bordeaux, France, 3. Nov 2011.

    Zimmermann NE, 2011. Possible Futures of European trees - an assessment of global change effects on forests and landscapes using data, models and model experiments. Invited presentation given to the seminar of the Institute of Applied Sciences, Shenyang, China, 11. May 2011.

    Zimmermann NE, 2011. Possible Futures of European trees - an assessment of global change effects on forests and landscapes using data, models and model experiments. Invited presentation given to the "ECOVEG" annual meeting. Lausanne, Switzerland, 1. April 2011.

    Zimmermann NE, 2010. Possible Futures of European trees - a model-based assessment of global change impacts on trees and forest landscapes with an example bias towards the Alps. Invited presentation given to the "NORA Summerschool" Sandbjerg, Denmark, 3. August 2010.

    Zimmermann NE, 2010. Overview of species distribution modelling - Conceptual and Theoretical Aspects for Predicting Species Range Patterns. Invited presentation given to the "NORA Summerschool" Sandbjerg, Denmark, 2. August 2010.

    Zimmermann NE, 2010. Possible futures of European trees - a model-based assessment of global change impacts on trees & forest landscapes". Invited presentation given to the "Ecoinformatics and Biodiversity" group of the University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark, 16. April 2010.

    Zimmermann NE, 2010. Vegetation databases and climate change - conceptual and theoretical aspects for forecasting future species responses. Invited plenary talk held at "vegetation databases and climate change" symposium at the University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, 24-26. Feb. 2010.

    Zimmermann NE, 2009. Predictive species distribution modelling. Lecturing at the National workshop on "Predictive Modelling Challenges" held at the Natural History Museum, Oslo, Norway, 18/19. Nov. 2009.

    Zimmermann NE, 2009. Wandern oder Aussterben? - mögliche Anpassungen von Pflanzen an den globalen Klimawandel. Invited presentation given at the Botany Intitute of the university of Basel, Basel, Switzerland, 30. Oct. 2009.

    Zimmermann NE, 2009. Possible futures of European Mountains - an assessment of global change impacts on forests and landscapes. Invited presentation given at the Intitute of Terrestrial Ecosystems, ETHZ Zürich, Switzerland, 19. Oct. 2009.

    Zimmermann NE, 2009. Ecological Remote Sensing. Lecturing at the ISPRS International Summerschool on Natural environment management, monitoring and conservation, in Warsaw, Poland, 13-19. July. 2009.

    Zimmermann NE, 2009. Biogeography, Changing Climate, and the Calibration of Niches. Presentation given at the "Niche Evolution" conference in Zürich, Switzerland, 3. July 2009.

    Zimmermann NE, 2009. Possible futures of European mountains - a model-based assessment of global change impacts on forests & landscapes. Invited plenary talk at the annual "Population Biology Meeting" of GfOe, Bern, Switzerland, 21. May 2009.

    Zimmermann NE, 2009. Changing climates and the response of forest landscapes in the European Alps. Invited presentation at the special session on "Landscape Ecology and Global Change" of the US-IALE annual meeting in Snowbird, UT, USA, 14. April, 2009.

    Zimmermann NE, 2009. Possible futures of European mountains - a model-based assessment of global change impacts on forests and landscapes. Invited presentation at the Ecology Center Seminars, Utah State University, Logan, UT, USA, 8. April 2009

    Zimmermann NE, 2009. Niche constraints and range limits - How will species ranges respond to global climate change? Invited presentation at the GfOe-Macroecology Workshop at Seddiner See, Potsdam, Germany 11-13. March, 2009.

    Zimmermann NE, 2009. Wandern oder Aussterben? Mögliche Anpassungen von Arten auf globalen Wandel. Invited presentation given to the "Botanical Society of Zürich" (ZBG), Zürich, Switzerland, 7. January 2009

    Zimmermann NE & Pearman PB, 2008. Forecasting biodiversity and ecosystem changes - Prospects and Limitations of the Niche Concept in Forecasting. Invited presentation at the Sackler Colloqiua, organized by the National Academy of Science (NAS) of the United States, Irvine, CA, USA, 12/13. December 2008.

    Zimmermann NE, 2008. Response of forests to combined climate and land use changes - Examples from Switzerland and Europe. GfOe annual meeting, Leipzig, Germany, 19. September 2008.

    Zimmermann NE, 2008. Possible futures of mountain forests - a model-based assessment of global change effects at the landscape scale in Switzerland. Invited Presentation at the Plant Ecology Seminar, University of Berne, 30. April 2008.

    Zimmermann NE, 2008. Potential future range shifts of European tree species - projections, discussion and possible implications for monitoring. Invited presentation at the COST E29 Strategic Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, 12. March 2008.

    Zimmermann NE & Schmatz D, 2008. Measured vs. interpolated climate data - what errors do we expect? Invited presentation at the COST E29 Strategic Workshop, Istanbul, Turkey, 12. March 2008.

    Zimmermann NE, 2007. Possible futures of mountain forests: a model based assessment of climate change effects at the landscape scale in Switzerland. Invited presentation at the Ecology & Evolution Seminar Series at the University of York, United Kingdom, 29. Nov. 2008.

    Zimmermann NE, 2007. Where do all these trees come from? Invited presentation at the «land abandonment in Europe» special session of the 2007 IALE world congress. Wageningen, The Netherlands, 9. July 2007.

    Zimmermann NE, 2006. Potential Habitat Diversity and Correlates with Plant Species Richness in the Alps and Carpathians. Presented at the International Symposium on «Biodiversity Conservation - From Genes to Habitats», Davos, Switzerland, 23. Nov. 2006.

    Zimmermann NE, Bolliger J, Gehrig-Fasel J, Guisan A, Kienast F, Lischke H, Rickebusch S & Wohlgemuth T, 2006. Wo wachsen die B‰ume in 100 Jahren? Keynote presentation at the WSL science forum (Forum f¸r Wissen), Zurich, Switzerland, 8. Nov. 2006.

    Zimmermann NE, 2006. Global Change and Mountain Forests. Presented at the International Summerschool on «Mountain Ecology and Alpine Ecosystem Management», Davos, Switzerland, 15. Sept. 2006.

    Zimmermann NE, Eggenberg S & Guisan A, 2006. Predictive modeling of rare and endangered grassland species in Switzerland. Presented in the «Predictive distribution modelling for conservation of biodiversity in Europe» session at the First European Congress of Conservation Biology 2006, Eger, Hungary, 26. Aug. 2006.

    Zimmermann NE & Gugerli F, 2005. Linking intra-specific diversity and habitat suitability - a case study using Pinus cembra L. Presented at the Landscape Genetics Session at the XVII Int. Bot. Congress, Vienna, Austria, 23. July 2005.

    Zimmermann NE, 2005. Predictive spatial modeling - Linking GIS with field data and statistics. Presented at the POLLANDCAL conference in BesanÁon, France. 23. May 2005. Keynote.

    Zimmermann NE, 2003 Concepts and techniques for spatial modelling of predictive biophysical layers. Paper given to the Graduiertenkolleg Seminar at Bonn University, Dept. of Geography, Bonn, Germany, 10. Nov. 2003.

    Zimmermann NE, 2003. Introductory remarks to the session on «GIS, remote sensing and spatial modelling». Presented at the International Symposium on the «State of the Art in Vegetation Monitoring Approaches». Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland, 24. March 2003.

    Zimmermann NE, 1999. Static and dynamic models in mountain environments. Paper given to the Quaternary Geology Lab Seminar at Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, 11-29-1999.

    Zimmermann NE, 1998. Generating high resolution climate maps for predictive distribution models. Paper given to the Fishery and Wildlife Department Seminar at Utah State University, Logan, Utah, 5-28-1998.

    Zimmermann NE, 1997 Generating high resolution climate maps for northwestern Wyoming and the Yellowstone Plateau. Paper given to the Conservation Biology Lab Seminar at Stanford University, Stanford, California, 10-30-1997.

    Zimmermann NE, 1996. Generating spatially-explicit response surfaces of alpine vegetation communities using Logit models. Paper given to ESA Symposium on Predictive Spatial Models in Vegetation Ecology, Providence, Rhode Island, August 1996.

    Zimmermann NE & Kienast F, 1995. Climatically sensitive modelling tools to predict vegetations pattern at a landscape level. Plenary Paper given to IAVS Symposium, Rice University, Houston, Texas, June 1995.
     
     
     
     

    Professional Affiliations

    International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE)
    International Association for Vegetation Science (IAVS)
    Ecological Society of Germany, Austria and Switzerland (GfOe)
    Ecological Society of America (ESA)
    Swiss Botanical Society (SBG)

     
     
     
      Collaborations (recent 8 yrs.)

    [Dr. H. Bugmann]  [Dr. S. Dullinger]  [Dr. A.Guisan]  [Dr. T.C. Edwards, Jr.]  [Mr. W.M.Jolly [Dr. L. Maiorano]  [Dr. J.A. Powell]  [Dr. C.F. Randin]  [Dr. N. Salamin]  [Dr. J-C. Svenning]  [Dr. P. Taberlet]  [Dr. P.E.Thornton]  [Dr. W. Thuiller]  [Dr. N.G. Yoccoz] 
     
     
     
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