IMR OpenIR
Warming-induced upward migration of the alpine treeline in the Changbai Mountains, northeast China
Du, Haibo1; Liu, Jie1; Li, Mai-He2,3; Buntgen, Ulf2,4,5,6; Yang, Yue1; Wang, Lei1,7; Wu, Zhengfang1; He, Hong S.1,8
Corresponding AuthorWu, Zhengfang(wuzf@nenu.edu.cn) ; He, Hong S.(hehs100@nenu.edu.cn)
2018-03-01
Source PublicationGLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY
ISSN1354-1013
Volume24Issue:3Pages:1256-1266
AbstractTreeline responses to environmental changes describe an important phenomenon in global change research. Often conflicting results and generally too short observations are, however, still challenging our understanding of climate-induced treeline dynamics. Here, we use a state-of-the-art dendroecological approach to reconstruct long-term changes in the position of the alpine treeline in relation to air temperature at two sides in the Changbai Mountains in northeast China. Over the past 160 years, the treeline increased by around 80 m, a process that can be divided into three phases of different rates and drives. The first phase was mainly influenced by vegetation recovery after an eruption of the Tianchi volcano in 1702. The slowly upward shift in the second phase was consistent with the slowly increasing temperature. The last phase coincided with rapid warming since 1985, and shows with 33 m per 1 degrees C, the most intense upward shift. The spatial distribution and age structure of trees beyond the current treeline confirm the latest, warming-induced upward shift. Our results suggest that the alpine treeline will continue to rise, and that the alpine tundra may disappear if temperatures will increase further. This study not only enhances mechanistic understanding of long-term treeline dynamics, but also highlights the effects of rising temperatures on high-elevation vegetation dynamics.
Keywordaltitudinal transect Betula ermanii Changbai Mountains climate change dendroecology forest growth treeline dynamics
Funding OrganizationNational Key R&D Program of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; China Postdoctoral Science Foundation ; Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities ; Youth and Sports of Czech Republic
DOI10.1111/gcb.13963
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Key R&D Program of China[2016YFA0602301] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41601052] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41471085] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41371076] ; China Postdoctoral Science Foundation[2016M600225] ; Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities[2412016KJ025] ; Youth and Sports of Czech Republic[LO1415]
WOS Research AreaBiodiversity & Conservation ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectBiodiversity Conservation ; Ecology ; Environmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000425396700032
PublisherWILEY
Citation statistics
Cited Times:40[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imr.ac.cn/handle/321006/127325
Collection中国科学院金属研究所
Corresponding AuthorWu, Zhengfang; He, Hong S.
Affiliation1.Northeast Normal Univ, Sch Geog Sci, Changchun, Jilin, Peoples R China
2.Swiss Fed Res Inst WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Appl Ecol, Shenyang, Liaoning, Peoples R China
4.Univ Cambridge, Dept Geog, Cambridge, England
5.Masaryk Univ, Dept Geog, Brno, Czech Republic
6.Global Change Res Inst CAS, Brno, Czech Republic
7.Chinese Acad Sci, Northeast Inst Geog & Agroecol, Changchun, Jilin, Peoples R China
8.Univ Missouri, Sch Nat Resources, Columbia, MO USA
Recommended Citation
GB/T 7714
Du, Haibo,Liu, Jie,Li, Mai-He,et al. Warming-induced upward migration of the alpine treeline in the Changbai Mountains, northeast China[J]. GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY,2018,24(3):1256-1266.
APA Du, Haibo.,Liu, Jie.,Li, Mai-He.,Buntgen, Ulf.,Yang, Yue.,...&He, Hong S..(2018).Warming-induced upward migration of the alpine treeline in the Changbai Mountains, northeast China.GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY,24(3),1256-1266.
MLA Du, Haibo,et al."Warming-induced upward migration of the alpine treeline in the Changbai Mountains, northeast China".GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY 24.3(2018):1256-1266.
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Related Services
Recommend this item
Bookmark
Usage statistics
Export to Endnote
Google Scholar
Similar articles in Google Scholar
[Du, Haibo]'s Articles
[Liu, Jie]'s Articles
[Li, Mai-He]'s Articles
Baidu academic
Similar articles in Baidu academic
[Du, Haibo]'s Articles
[Liu, Jie]'s Articles
[Li, Mai-He]'s Articles
Bing Scholar
Similar articles in Bing Scholar
[Du, Haibo]'s Articles
[Liu, Jie]'s Articles
[Li, Mai-He]'s Articles
Terms of Use
No data!
Social Bookmark/Share
All comments (0)
No comment.
 

Items in the repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.