Kräuchi N (1996) Long-term forest monitoring in Switzerland: assessing climate change impacts. World Resource Review 7th Global Warming International Conference & Expo (GW7), 8 (3): 370-382.


climate change, climate change: forests, Methods: monitoring network, monitoring network


This paper discusses successional characteristics of forest ecosystems as influenced by a changing environment, and it focuses on the potential risks resulting from this change. In the early 90"s, a long-term forest monitoring programme was established in Switzerland. The primary aim of this programme is to identify and evaluate changes in the composition, structure and function of selected forest ecosystems. To assess the potential risks arising with changing weather patterns, a total of 15 monitoring plots were chosen according to specific selection criteria, namely site homogeneity and site sensitivity to climate change and air pollution.

LWF Classification

Network: LWF, Category: non-ISI(rev/non-rev?),