sUMMITDiv - Europe’s alpine flora: past, present and future

First meeting: 10.-20.11.2014

Sonja Wipf

iDiv member:
Ingolf Kühn

Project summary:
Alpine ecosystems contain a large part of the global biodiversity and are at the same time particularly vulnerable to environmental change. sUMMITDiv will bring together skilled researchers, who all investigate the fate of Europe’s alpine flora and biodiversity with complementary approaches and methods, and high-quality datasets on floristic change on mountain summits over different spatial and temporal scales. The resulting syntheses will help to better understand causes and the drives of change in high-alpine plant diversity and community composition.

John-Arvid Grytnes (University of Bergen); Sylvia Haider (MLU Halle-Wittenberg); Gerald Jurasinski (University of Rostock); Jutta Kapfer (Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute); Kari Klanderud (Norwegian University of Life sciences); Ingolf Kühn (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ); Aino Kulonen (WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF); Signe Normand (University of Aarhus); Harald Pauli (Austrian Academy of Sciences); Christian Rixen (WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF); Manuel Steinbauer (University of Bayreuth); Pascal Vittoz (University of Lausanne); Manuela Winkler (GLORIA); Sonja Wipf (WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF)

Meeting report

Writing retreat: 04.-08.12.2017 in Leipzig

Anne Bjorkman; John Arvid Grytnes; Sylvia Haider; Gerald Jurasinski; Aino Kulonen; Christian Rixen; Manuel Steinbauer; Sonja Wipf

Meeting report


Steinbauer M.J., Grytnes J.-A., Wipf S. (2018) Accelerated increase in plant species richness on mountain summits is linked to warming. Nature v. 556, pages 231–234. See here

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