G-TREE: Global Treeline Range Expansion Experiment Davos, Switzerland


G-TREE is a global research network composed of 40 arctic and alpine researchers from around the world. This summer, our field experiment will be established at numerous sites across Canada, France, Norway, Spain, the United States, and Venezuela. Other sites are being developed in Russia, Scotland, and Sweden. The Stillberg research area is located in the Eastern Swiss Alps near Davos, Switzerland. The site has been used for several long-term monitoring as well as experimental studies for the last four decades. Our G-TREE experiment consists of a lowest site located in a subalpine Larch-Spruce forest (Larici-Picetum) dominated by Larix decidua and Picea abies (1930 m a.s.l.), a transition zone site dominated by alpine shrubs (2100 m a.s.l.), and an uppermost site in an alpine meadow with some dwarf shrubs (2390 m a.s.l.).

DOI https://doi.org/10.16904/envidat.42
Source https://www.envidat.ch/dataset/gtree
Metadata Access https://www.envidat.ch/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite&identifier=oai:envidat.ch:6078db91-18c3-411c-ba36-837b718a5897
Creator Esther R. Frei (Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL); Peter Bebi (WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF); Melissa A. Dawes (Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL); Christian Rixen (WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF)
Publisher WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF
Contributor Esther R. Frei; EnviDat
Publication Year 2018
Funding Reference Funding information not available.
Rights ODbL with Database Contents License (DbCL)
OpenAccess true
Contact envidat(at)wsl.ch
Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format ZIP
Size 126 bytes
Version 1.0
Discipline Environmental Research
Spatial Coverage (9.866 LON, 46.772 LAT); Davos, Switzerland