Project TREELINE – Sensitivity and Response of the Treeline Ecotone in Rolwaling Himal, Nepal, to Climate Warming

Basic data

Acronym:
TREELINE
Title:
Sensitivity and Response of the Treeline Ecotone in Rolwaling Himal, Nepal, to Climate Warming
Begin:
11/07/2012
Abstract / short description:
Integrating field sampling/mapping, experimental treatments, remote sensing, geostatistics, GIS applications, and GIS-integrated modelling, the project aims at investigating the sensitivity and response of the treeline ecotone in Rolwaling Himal, Nepal, to climate warming using a landscape approach. Treeline response will be analysed focusing on spatially differentiated patterns and processes. Correlating varied responses to landscape- and local-scale site conditions and mechanisms (geomorphic controls, soil physical and chemical conditions, plant interactions associated with facilitation, competition, feedback systems) will then allow inferences on how the region-wide climate warming input and finer-scale modulators interact to govern non-uniform treeline response patterns. Building on that, scenarios of treeline dynamics under climate warming will be developed.
Keywords:
climate change
Klimawandel
Treeline
soil properties
Bodeneigenschaften
Rolwaling Himal

Staff

Managers

Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Department of Geoscience
Faculty of Science
Geography Research Area
Department of Geoscience, Faculty of Science

Local organizational units

Geography Research Area
Department of Geoscience
Faculty of Science

Funders

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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