Treeline shift rates dataset in the Northern Hemisphere

This is a dataset of treeline shift rates including 143 alpine treeline sites in the Northern Hemisphere. It gives the following information for each treeline site: treeline form, study site, latitude, longitude, reference, tree species, elevation, study period and annual mean elevational shift rate (m/yr).

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Treeline shift rates dataset in the Northern Hemisphere. xlsx

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LU Xiaoming, LIANG Eryuan*. Treeline shift rates dataset in the Northern Hemisphere. National Tibetan Plateau Data Center, 2020. DOI: 10.11888/Paleoenv.tpdc.270971. (Download the reference: RIS | Bibtex )

Related Literatures:

1. Lu, X., Liang, E., Wang, Y., Babst, F., Camarero, J.J. (2021). Mountain treelines climb slowly despite rapid climate warming. Global Ecol. Biogeogr., 30:305–315. View Details | Bibtex)

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Geographic coverage
East: 180.00 West: 180.00
South: 0.00 North: 90.00
  • Temporal resolution: 100 year < x < 1000 year
  • Spatial resolution: -
  • File size: 0.024 MB
  • Views: 1,002
  • Downloads: 19
  • Access: Requestable
  • Temporal coverage: 1900-01-08 To 2019-01-07
  • Temporal coverage: 2018
  • Updated time: 2021-04-19
: LU Xiaoming   LIANG Eryuan*  

Distributor: National Tibetan Plateau Data Center


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