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Shrub growth in the Alps diverges from air temperature since the 1990s

Abstract : In the European Alps, air temperature has increased almost twice as much as the global average over the last century and, as a corollary, snow cover duration has decreased substantially. In the Arctic, dendroecological studies have evidenced that shrub growth is highly sensitive to temperature-this phenomenon has often been linked to shrub expansion and ecosystem greening. Yet, the impacts of climate change on mountain shrub radial growth have not been studied with a comparable level of detail so far. Moreover, dendroecological studies performed in mountain environments did not account for the potential modulation and/or buffering of global warming
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Loïc Francon, Christophe Corona, Irène Till-Bottraud, Philippe Choler, Erwan Roussel, et al.. Shrub growth in the Alps diverges from air temperature since the 1990s. Environmental Research Letters, IOP Publishing, 2021, 16 (7), ⟨10.1088/1748-9326/ac0b67⟩. ⟨hal-03289150⟩



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