Christian Korner

Summary

Affiliation: University of Basel
Country: Switzerland

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Atmospheric science. Slow in, rapid out--carbon flux studies and Kyoto targets
    Christian Korner
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, CH 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    Science 300:1242-3. 2003
  2. pmc Treelines will be understood once the functional difference between a tree and a shrub is
    Christian Korner
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Ambio 41:197-206. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Plant CO2 responses: an issue of definition, time and resource supply
    Christian Korner
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, CH 4056 Basel Switzerland
    New Phytol 172:393-411. 2006
  4. pmc Through enhanced tree dynamics carbon dioxide enrichment may cause tropical forests to lose carbon
    Christian Korner
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, CH 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:493-8. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Mountain biodiversity, its causes and function
    Christian Korner
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Switzerland
    Ambio . 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Small differences in arrival time influence composition and productivity of plant communities
    Christian Korner
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    New Phytol 177:698-705. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint The use of 'altitude' in ecological research
    Christian Korner
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, Basel, CH 4056, Switzerland
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:569-74. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Carbon flux and growth in mature deciduous forest trees exposed to elevated CO2
    Christian Korner
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, CH 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    Science 309:1360-2. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Fruit production in three masting tree species does not rely on stored carbon reserves
    Günter Hoch
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    Oecologia 171:653-62. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Responses of deciduous forest trees to severe drought in Central Europe
    Sebastian Leuzinger
    Botanisches Institut der Universität Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, CH 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    Tree Physiol 25:641-50. 2005

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Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Atmospheric science. Slow in, rapid out--carbon flux studies and Kyoto targets
    Christian Korner
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, CH 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    Science 300:1242-3. 2003
  2. pmc Treelines will be understood once the functional difference between a tree and a shrub is
    Christian Korner
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Ambio 41:197-206. 2012
    ..Hence, trees reach a limit at treeline for physical reasons related to their stature...
  3. ncbi request reprint Plant CO2 responses: an issue of definition, time and resource supply
    Christian Korner
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, CH 4056 Basel Switzerland
    New Phytol 172:393-411. 2006
    ..Plant-soil coupling (soil conditions) deserves far greater attention than plant-atmosphere coupling (CO2 enrichment technology)...
  4. pmc Through enhanced tree dynamics carbon dioxide enrichment may cause tropical forests to lose carbon
    Christian Korner
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, CH 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 359:493-8. 2004
    ..Species and plant functional type specific responses ('biodiversity effects') and forest dynamics need to be accounted for in projections of future C storage and cycling in tropical forests...
  5. ncbi request reprint Mountain biodiversity, its causes and function
    Christian Korner
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Switzerland
    Ambio . 2004
    ..Whether landuse in mountains is sustainable is a question of its consequences for water yield and biodiversity. Given their dependence on mountains, lowlanders should show concern for the highlands beyond their recreational value...
  6. ncbi request reprint Small differences in arrival time influence composition and productivity of plant communities
    Christian Korner
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    New Phytol 177:698-705. 2008
    ..g. productivity). Founder effects, such as those observed here, could be even greater in communities of slow-growing species or forests, given their longer generation time and minor disturbance...
  7. ncbi request reprint The use of 'altitude' in ecological research
    Christian Korner
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, Basel, CH 4056, Switzerland
    Trends Ecol Evol 22:569-74. 2007
    ..The confounding of the first category by the latter has introduced confusion in the scientific literature on altitude phenomena...
  8. ncbi request reprint Carbon flux and growth in mature deciduous forest trees exposed to elevated CO2
    Christian Korner
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, CH 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    Science 309:1360-2. 2005
    ..Although growing vigorously, these trees did not accrete more biomass carbon in stems in response to elevated CO2, thus challenging projections of growth responses derived from tests with smaller trees...
  9. doi request reprint Fruit production in three masting tree species does not rely on stored carbon reserves
    Günter Hoch
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    Oecologia 171:653-62. 2013
    ..This study is the first to directly demonstrate that fruiting is independent from old carbon reserves in masting trees, with significant implications for mechanistic models that explain mast seeding...
  10. ncbi request reprint Responses of deciduous forest trees to severe drought in Central Europe
    Sebastian Leuzinger
    Botanisches Institut der Universität Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, CH 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    Tree Physiol 25:641-50. 2005
    ..petraea, did not experience severe water stress. However, an increased frequency of such exceptionally dry summers may have a more serious impact than a single event and would give Q. petraea a competitive advantage in the long run...
  11. ncbi request reprint Non-structural carbohydrate pools in a tropical forest
    Mirjam K R Würth
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    Oecologia 143:11-24. 2005
    ..Rather, water shortage seems to limit carbon investment (new tissue formation) directly, leaving little leeway for a direct CO2 fertilization effects...
  12. ncbi request reprint Ecological impacts of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on terrestrial ecosystems
    Christian Korner
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    Philos Transact A Math Phys Eng Sci 361:2023-41; discussion 2041. 2003
    ..The evidence currently available suggests that ecosystem processes reflect the composition of their biological inventory and this will be affected by a shift in carbon supply...
  13. doi request reprint Elevational adaptation and plasticity in seedling phenology of temperate deciduous tree species
    Yann Vitasse
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    Oecologia 171:663-78. 2013
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  14. doi request reprint Elevational species shifts in a warmer climate are overestimated when based on weather station data
    Daniel Scherrer
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Int J Biometeorol 55:645-54. 2011
    ..Thus, the use of interpolated weather station data to describe alpine life conditions without considering the micro-topographically induced thermal mosaic might lead to misinterpretation and inaccurate prediction...
  15. doi request reprint Plant species dominance shifts across erosion edge-meadow transects in the Swiss Alps
    Corinne Huck
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    Oecologia 171:693-703. 2013
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  16. ncbi request reprint Elevated CO2 reduces sap flux in mature deciduous forest trees
    Patrick G Cech
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    Oecologia 137:258-68. 2003
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  17. doi request reprint Forest soil respiration reflects plant productivity across a temperature gradient in the Alps
    Riccarda Caprez
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, 4056, Basel, Switzerland
    Oecologia 170:1143-54. 2012
    ..These results caution against assuming strong positive effects of climatic warming on R (s), but support a close substrate relatedness of R (s)...
  18. ncbi request reprint The carbon charging of pines at the climatic treeline: a global comparison
    Günter Hoch
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    Oecologia 135:10-21. 2003
    ..It seems rather that low temperatures directly affect sink activity at the treeline, with surplus carbon stored in osmotically inactive compounds...
  19. doi request reprint Sustained enhancement of photosynthesis in mature deciduous forest trees after 8 years of free air CO(2) enrichment
    Martin Karl Friedrich Bader
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    Planta 232:1115-25. 2010
    ..However, given the lack of growth stimulation, the fate of the additionally assimilated carbon remains uncertain...
  20. ncbi request reprint European deciduous trees exhibit similar safety margins against damage by spring freeze events along elevational gradients
    Armando Lenz
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstr 6, 4056, Basel, Switzerland
    New Phytol 200:1166-75. 2013
    ..Such mechanistic knowledge is important to improve predictions of tree species range limits...
  21. ncbi request reprint Physiological minimum temperatures for root growth in seven common European broad-leaved tree species
    Gabriela Schenker
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, 4056 Basel, Switzerland
    Tree Physiol 34:302-13. 2014
    ..The anatomical changes at the cold limit likely hint at the mechanisms impeding meristematic activity at low temperatures. ..
  22. ncbi request reprint Long-term (13)C labeling provides evidence for temporal and spatial carbon allocation patterns in mature Picea abies
    Manuel Mildner
    Institute of Botany, University of Basel, Schönbeinstrasse 6, 4056, Basel, Switzerland
    Oecologia 175:747-62. 2014
    ..We speculate that enhanced C turnover (its metabolic cost) along the phloem path, as evidenced by basipetal isotope signal depletion, explains part of the 'missing carbon' in trees that assimilated more C under elevated CO2. ..
  23. doi request reprint Variation of mobile carbon reserves in trees at the alpine treeline ecotone is under environmental control
    Alex Fajardo
    Centro de Investigación en Ecosistemas de la Patagonia CIEP, Conicyt Regional R10C1003, Universidad Austral de Chile, Ignacio Serrano 509, Coyhaique, Chile
    New Phytol 195:794-802. 2012
    ..The disparity between carbon acquisition and structural carbon investment at low temperature (accumulation of NSC) thus does occur even among genotypes not adapted to treeline environments...