New perspective article on alpine treeline theory published


Christian Körner and Günter Hoch published an article in the Journal of Biogeography that synthesizes the current concept of treeline theory. The authors promote the strict application of a dual niche concept to explain the treeline phenomenon on a global scale, which is especially crucial to correctly identify climate warming effects on alpine and arctic treeline.


Körner C, Hoch G (2023) Not every high-latitude or high-elevation forest edge is a treeline. Journal of Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/jbi.14593