Some work pieces at the heart of my research over the last 10 years
Choler, P. (2023).: Above-treeline ecosystems facing drought: lessons from the 2022 European summer heat wave, Biogeosciences, 20, 4259-4272. https://bg.copernicus.org/articles/20/4259/2023/
->the year 2022 bears witness to a shift toward an increasing importance of moisture availability for regulating plant growth at high elevation
Choler, P., Bayle, A., Carlson, B.Z., Randin, C., Filippa, G. & Cremonese, E. (2021) The tempo of greening in the European Alps: Spatial variations on a common theme. Global Change Biology, 27, 5614-5628.
-> the European Alps turn green ! this is a widespread phenomenon that has been observed for at least the last 20 years
Choler, P. (2018) Winter soil temperature dependence of alpine plant distribution: Implications for anticipating vegetation changes under a warming climate. Perspectives in Plant Ecology Evolution and Systematics, 30, 6-15.
-> the soil microclimate experienced by alpine plants during winter is pivotal to understand their fine-scale spatial distribution
Choler, P. (2015) Growth response of temperate mountain grasslands to inter-annual variations in snow cover duration. Biogeosciences, 12, 3885-3897.
-> snow cover duration is a major driver of vegetation activity in temperate mountain grasslands