Rebetez M, Dobbertin M (2004) Climate change may already threaten Scots pine stands in the Swiss Alps. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 79: 1-9. [10.1007/s00704-004-0058-3]


climate change, climate change: forests, Plants: Pinus sylvestris


Large numbers of Scots pine are dying in the dry inner-alpine valleys of the European Alps; in Switzerland, locally almost half the Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) population has died since 1995. As Switzerland’s temperature has increased at more than twice the global average in the 20th century and as most of this increase has occurred during the last 20 years, we investigated possible relationships between the dying Scots pine and climatic parameters. We centred our studies in the upper Rhone valley.

LWF Classification

Network: LWF, Sites: Visp, Category: ISI,