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Topographically controlled thermal-habitat differentiation buffers alpine plant diversity against climate warming

Year of publication2010
Co-authorsDaniel Scherrer, Christian Körner
Publisher(s)Journal of Biogeography
Oxford University Centre for the Environment
Robert Whittaker
Place of publicationWest Sussex
ISBN/ISSNOnline ISSN:1365-2699
JournalJournal of Biogeography
Magazine No.38
Publication typeJournal article
We aim to: (1) explore thermal habitat preferences in alpine plant species across mosaics of topographically controlled micro-habitats; (2) test the predictive value of so-called ‘indicator values’; and (3) quantify the shift in micro-habitat conditions under the influence of climate warming.