Publications Christian Körner


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


Latest publications

Büntgen U, Krusic PJ, Piermattei A, Coomes DA, Esper J, Myglan VS, Kirdyanov AV, Camarero JJ, Crivellaro A, Körner C (2019) Limited capacity of tree growth to mitigate the global greenhouse effect under predicted warming. Nat Commun 10:2171

Hiltbrunner E, Körner C, Meier R, Braun S, Kahmen A (2019) Data do not support large scale oligotrophication of terrestrial ecosystems. Nature Ecol Evol

Körner C (2019) Climatic Controls of the Global High Elevation Treelines. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Encyclopedia of World’s Biomes, Elsevier, The Hague.

Körner C (2019) No need for pipes when the well is dry: a comment on hydraulic failure in trees. Tree Physiology 39:695-700

Körner C (2019) Plant Adaptations to Alpine Environments. Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. Encyclopedia of World’s Biomes, Elsevier, The Hague

Körner C, Riedl S, Keplinger T, Richter A, Wiesenbauer J, Schweingruber F, Hiltbrunner E (2019) Life at 0 °C: the biology of the alpine snowbed plant Soldanella pusilla. Alpine Botany 129:63-80,

Körner C, Spehn E (2019) A Humboldtian view of mountains. Science 365:1061-1061

Schleppi P, Körner C, Klein T (2019) Increased nitrogen availability in the soil under mature Picea abies trees exposed to elevated CO2 concentrations. Front. For Glob Change 2:59

Tiusanen M, Huotari T, Hebert PDN, Andersson T, Asmus A, Bêty J, Davis E, Gale J, Hardwick B, Hik D, Körner C, Lanctot RB, Loonen MJJE, Partanen R, Reischke K, Saalfeld ST, Senez‐Gagnon F, Smith PA, Šulavík J, Syvänperä I, Urbanowicz C, Williams S, Woodard P, Zaika Y, Roslin T (2019) Flower‐visitor communities of an arcto‐alpine plant—Global patterns in species richness, phylogenetic diversity and ecological functioning. Mol Ecol 28:318-335

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

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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