Experts and Doctors on pinus sylvestris in Switzerland


Locale: Switzerland
Topic: pinus sylvestris

Top Publications

  1. Zweifel R, Zimmermann L, Zeugin F, Newbery D. Intra-annual radial growth and water relations of trees: implications towards a growth mechanism. J Exp Bot. 2006;57:1445-59 pubmed
    ..A concept is discussed which links radial growth over a feedback loop to actual tree water-relations and long-term affected C-storage to microclimate. ..
  2. Brunner I, Pannatier E, Frey B, Rigling A, Landolt W, Zimmermann S, et al. Morphological and physiological responses of Scots pine fine roots to water supply in a dry climatic region in Switzerland. Tree Physiol. 2009;29:541-50 pubmed publisher
    ..The lack of a marked response of the fine root biomass to irrigation in the low- and high-productivity trees suggests that fine roots have a high priority for within-tree carbon allocation. ..
  3. Richter S, Kipfer T, Wohlgemuth T, Calderón Guerrero C, Ghazoul J, Moser B. Phenotypic plasticity facilitates resistance to climate change in a highly variable environment. Oecologia. 2012;169:269-79 pubmed publisher
    ..By contrast, high variability in the response of individual seedlings to summer drought indicates the potential of continental P. sylvestris provenances to adapt to changing environmental conditions. ..
  4. Zweifel R, Zimmermann L, Newbery D. Modeling tree water deficit from microclimate: an approach to quantifying drought stress. Tree Physiol. 2005;25:147-56 pubmed
    ..abies and Q. pubescens. The model worked well for P. abies at the wet site and for Q. pubescens and P. sylvestris at the dry site, and may be useful for estimating water deficit in other tree species. ..
  5. Zweifel R, Steppe K, Sterck F. Stomatal regulation by microclimate and tree water relations: interpreting ecophysiological field data with a hydraulic plant model. J Exp Bot. 2007;58:2113-31 pubmed
  6. Kipfer T, Wohlgemuth T, van der Heijden M, Ghazoul J, Egli S. Growth response of drought-stressed Pinus sylvestris seedlings to single- and multi-species inoculation with ectomycorrhizal fungi. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e35275 pubmed publisher
    ..granulatus than in any other species. In conclusion, our findings suggest that ECM fungal species composition may affect seedling performance in terms of aboveground biomass. ..
  7. Giuggiola A, Ogée J, Rigling A, Gessler A, Bugmann H, Treydte K. Improvement of water and light availability after thinning at a xeric site: which matters more? A dual isotope approach. New Phytol. 2016;210:108-21 pubmed publisher
  8. Schädel C, Blöchl A, Richter A, Hoch G. Short-term dynamics of nonstructural carbohydrates and hemicelluloses in young branches of temperate forest trees during bud break. Tree Physiol. 2009;29:901-11 pubmed publisher
    ..Hemicelluloses in branch sapwood of Carpinus and in 1-year-old needles of conifers likely act as additional carbon reserves similar to starch...
  9. Dobbertin M, Eilmann B, Bleuler P, Giuggiola A, Graf Pannatier E, Landolt W, et al. Effect of irrigation on needle morphology, shoot and stem growth in a drought-exposed Pinus sylvestris forest. Tree Physiol. 2010;30:346-60 pubmed publisher
    ..A simple drought index before and during the irrigation explained most of the variation found in the parameters for both irrigated and control trees...

More Information


  1. Rigling A, Eilmann B, Koechli R, Dobbertin M. Mistletoe-induced crown degradation in Scots pine in a xeric environment. Tree Physiol. 2010;30:845-52 pubmed publisher
    ..Therefore, pine mistletoe increases the risk of drought-induced mortality of its host when growing in a xeric environment...
  2. Kipfer T, Moser B, Egli S, Wohlgemuth T, Ghazoul J. Ectomycorrhiza succession patterns in Pinus sylvestris forests after stand-replacing fire in the Central Alps. Oecologia. 2011;167:219-28 pubmed publisher
    ..As long as the function of different EcM species for seedling establishment is unknown, the consequences of long-term shifts in EcM community composition for tree recruitment remain unclear...
  3. Zweifel R, Bangerter S, Rigling A, Sterck F. Pine and mistletoes: how to live with a leak in the water flow and storage system?. J Exp Bot. 2012;63:2565-78 pubmed publisher
    ..The currently increasing mistletoe abundance, due to increasing mean annual temperatures, is therefore accelerating the ongoing pine decline in many dry inner-Alpine valleys. ..