Shrub expansion in tundra ecosystems: dynamics, impacts and research priorities

Isla H. Myers-Smith, Bruce C. Forbes, Martin Wilmking, Martin Hallinger, Trevor Lantz, Daan Blok, Ken D. Tape, Marc Macias-Fauria, Ute Sass-Klaassen, Esther Levesque, Stephane Boudreau, Pascale Ropars, Luise Hermanutz, Andrew Trant, Laura Siegwart Collier, Stef Weijers, Jelte Rozema, Shelly A. Rayback, Niels Martin Schmidt, Gabriela Schaepman-StrubSonja Wipf, Christian Rixen, Cecile B. Menard, Susanna Venn, Scott Goetz, Laia Andreu-Hayles, Sarah Elmendorf, Virve Ravolainen, Jeffrey Welker, Paul Grogan, Howard E. Epstein, David S. Hik

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Original languageEnglish
Article number045509
Number of pages15
JournalEnvironmental research letters
Volume6
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoEC publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • shrubs
  • vegetation
  • tundra
  • Arctic
  • alpine
  • climate change
  • feedbacks
  • ecosystem structure
  • ecosystem function
  • disturbance
  • PLANT COMMUNITY RESPONSES
  • RETROGRESSIVE THAW SLUMPS
  • BIRCH BETULA-GLANDULOSA
  • RECENT CLIMATE-CHANGE
  • ARCTIC TUNDRA
  • CASSIOPE-TETRAGONA
  • ALPINE VEGETATION
  • DWARF SHRUB
  • EXPERIMENTAL MANIPULATION
  • ENVIRONMENTAL-CHANGE

Field of science

  • Ecology, evolutionary biology
  • Environmental sciences

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