Publications Christian Körner


Christian Körners ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7768-7638


Latest publications

Tiusanen M, Huotari T, Hebert PDN, … Körner C et al. (2018) Flower‐visitor communities of an arcto‐alpine plant— Global patterns in species richness, phylogenetic diversity and ecological functioning. Mol Ecology 2018;00:1–18, doi: 10.1111/mec.14932

Bramer I, seventeen co-authors, Körner C (2018) Advances in monitoring and modelling climate at ecologically relevant scales. Advances Ecol Res 58:101- 161,

Cornwell WK and 22 co-authors (2018) Climate and soils together regulate photosynthetic carbon isotope discrimination within C3 plants worldwide. Glob Ecol Biogeogr 27:1056-1067, DOI: 10.1111/geb.12764

Dietrich L, Hoch G, Kahmen A, Körner C (2018) Losing half  the conductive area hardly impacts the water status of mature trees. Scientific Reports8:15006 DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-33465-0

Hiltbrunner E, Körner C (Hg) (2018) HOTSPOT FURKA - Biologische Vielfalt im Gebirge. Alpine Forschungs- und Ausbildungsstation Furka und Universität Basel. 60 Seiten, ISBN 978-3-033-06701-1, pdf

Körner C (2018) Concepts in empirical plant ecology. Grubb Review. J Plant Ecol Div (in press) DOI: 10.1080/17550874.2018.1540021

Körner C, Hiltbrunner E (2018) the 90 ways to describe plant temperature. Persp Plant Ecol Evol Syst 30:16-21

Möhl P, Mösdorf MA, Dawes MA, Hagedorn F, Bebi P, Viglietti D, Freppaz M, Wipf S, Körner C, Thomas FM, Rixen C (2018) Twelve years of low nutrient input stimulates growth of trees and dwarf shrubs in the treeline ecotone. J Ecol (in press) DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13073

Noroozi J, Körner C (2018) A bioclimatic characterization of high elevation habitats in the Alborz mountains of Iran. Alpine Botany 128:1-11

Van den Bergh T, Körner C, Hiltbrunner E (2018) Alnus shrub expansion increases evapotranspiration in the Swiss Alps. Reg Env Change 18:1375-1385

Bühlmann T, Caprez R, Hiltbrunner E, Körner C, Niklaus PA (2017) Nitrogen fixation by Alnus species boosts soil nitrous oxide emissions. Eur J Soil Sci 68:740-748

Körner C (2017) A matter of tree longevity. Science 355:130-131

Körner C (2017) Biologische Kohlenstoffspeicherung - Umsatz und Kapital nicht verwechseln. Oekoskop 2:22-25

Körner C (2017) When meta-analysis fails: a case about stomata. Glob Change Biol 23:2533-2534

Körner C (2017) Alpine Treelines, Electronics Industry, Beijing, ISBN 978-7-121-32089-7 (Chinese edition)

Körner C, Jetz W, Paulsen J, Payne D, Rudmann-Maurer K, Spehn EM (2017) A global inventory of mountains for bio-geographical applications. Alpine Botany 127:1-15

Körner C, Paulsen J (2017) A geostatistical and bioclimatological comparison of the Central Great Caucasus and the Central Alps. In: Nakhutsrishvili G et al (eds) Plant Diversity in the Central Great Caucasus: A quantitative assessment. Springer International Publishing, Switzerland p. 1-9

Nagelmüller S, Hiltbrunner E, Körner C (2017) Low temperature limits for root growth in alpine species are set by cell differentiation. AoB Plants 9, plx 054 doi: 10.1093/aobpla/plx054

Spehn E, Körner C (2017) Climate change impacts on alpine nature. Natur und Landschaft 92:407-411

Bader MKF, Mildner M, Baumann C, Leuzinger S, Körner C (2016) Photosynthetic enhancement and diurnal stem and soil carbon fluxes in a mature Norway spruce stand under elevated CO2. Environmental and Experimental Botany 124: 110-119

Bühlmann T, Körner C, Hiltbrunner E (2016) Shrub expansion of Alnus viridis drives former montane grassland into nitrogen saturation. Ecosystems 19: 968-985

Cornwell WK, Wright I, Turner J et al. (2016) A global dataset of leaf 13C values. Dryad Digital Repository: 10.5061/dryad.3jh61

Klein T, Bader MKF, Leuzinger S, Mildner M, Schleppi P, Siegwolf RTW, Körner C (2016) Growth and carbon relations of mature Picea abies trees under 5years of free-air CO2 enrichment. Journal of Ecology 104:1720-1733

Klein T, Siegwolf RTW, Körner C (2016) Belowground carbon trade among tall trees in a temperate forest. Science 352:342-344

Körner C (2016) When it gets cold, plant size matters - a comment on tree line. J Veg Sci 27:6-7

Körner C (2016) Die Baumgrenze im Gebirge, der alpine Lebensraum und der Wert von Alpengärten für die biologische Forschung. Nationalparkverwaltung Harz (2016): 125 Jahre Brockengarten. Schriftenreihe aus dem Nationalpark Harz 14:14-20

Körner C, Basler D, Hoch G, Kollas C, Lenz A, Randin CF, Vitasse Y, Zimmermann NE (2016) Where, why and how? Explaining the low-temperature range limits of temperate tree species. Journal of Ecology 104:1076-1088

Körner C, Leuzinger S, Riedl S, Siegwolf RT, Streule L (2016) Carbon and nitrogen stable isotope signals for an entire alpine flora, based on herbarium samples. Alpine Botany 126:153-166

Lenz A, Hoch G, Körner C, Vitasse Y (2016) Convergence of leaf-out towards minimum risk of freezing damage in temperate trees. Functional Ecology 30:1480-1490

Nagelmüller S, Hiltbrunner E, Körner C (2016) Critically low soil temperatures for root growth and root morphology in three alpine plant species. Alpine Botany 126:11-21

Tang JW, Körner C, Muraoka H, Piao SL, Shen MG, Thackeray SJ, Yang X (2016) Emerging opportunities and challenges in phenology: a review. Ecosphere 7: e01436

Voelker SL, Brooks JR, Meinzer FC et al. (2016) A dynamic leaf gas-exchange strategy is conserved in woody plants under changing ambient CO2: evidence from carbon isotope discrimination in paleo and CO2 enrichment studies. Global Change Biology 22:889-902

Key publications

Körner C, Basler D, Hoch G, Kollas C, Lenz A, Randin CF, Vitasse Y, Zimmermann NE (2016) Where, why and how? Explaining the low-temperature range limits of temperate tree species. J Ecol 104:1076-1088

Klein T, Bader MKF, Leuzinger S, Mildner M, Schleppi P, Siegwolf RTW, Körner C (2016) Growth and carbon relations of mature Picea abies trees under 5years of free-air CO2 enrichment. J Ecol 104:1720-1733

Körner C (2015) A paradigm shift in plant growth control. Curr Opin Plant Biol 25:107-114

Paulsen J, Körner C (2014) A climate-based model to predict potential treeline position around the globe. Alp Bot 124:1-12

Körner C (2013) Plant ecology (Chapt 11-14). In: Bresinsky et al. (eds) Strasburger's plant sciences. Springer, Berlin

Bader MKF, Leuzinger S, Keel SG, Siegwolf RTW, Hagedorn F, Schleppi P, Körner C (2013) Central European hardwood trees in a high-CO2 future: synthesis of an 8-year forest canopy CO2 enrichment project. J Ecol 101:1509-1519

Körner C (2012) Alpine treelines. Springer, Berlin

Scherrer D, Körner C (2011) Topographically controlled thermal-habitat differentiation buffers alpine plant diversity against climate warming. J Biogeogr 38:406-416

Körner C (2006) Plant CO2 responses: an issue of definition, time and resource supply. New Phytol 172:393-411

Körner C (2003) Alpine plant life. 2nd. Edition; Springer, Berlin

Körner C (2003) Carbon limitation in trees. J Ecol 91:4-17

Körner C, Farquhar GD, Wong SC (1991) Carbon isotope discrimination by plants follows latitudinal and altitudinal trends. Oecologia 88:30-40

Körner C, Scheel JA, Bauer H (1979) Maximum leaf diffusive conductance in vascular plants. Photosynthetica 13:45-82


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