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New GMBA paper: A climate-based model to predict potential treeline position around the globe

The paper describes the treeline model that was used for the GMBA mountain portal (www.mountainbiodiversity.org), which offers a robust estimation of potential treeline elevation based on climate data only. With this model, the alpine area of all mountains of the world can be determined.

Jens Paulsen and Christian Körner (2014) A climate-based model to predict potential treeline position around the globe. Alpine Botany DOI 10.1007/s00035-014-0124-0

You can access the article at Springer, or order a copy from the authors at gmba@ips.unibe.ch.