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Vitasse, Y., Baumgarten, F., Zohner, Rutishauser, T., Pietragalla, B., Gehrig, R., Dai, J., Wang, H., Aono, Y., Sparks, T.H. The great acceleration of plant phenological shifts. Nature Climate Change.


Vitasse, Y., Baumgarten, F., Zohner, C. M., Kaewthongrach, R., Fu, Y. H., Walde, M. G., & Moser, B. Impact of microclimatic conditions and resource availability on spring and autumn phenology of temperate tree seedlings. New Phytologist. doi

Baumgarten, F., Zohner, C. M., Gessler, A., Vitasse, Y. Chilled to be forced: the best dose to wake up buds from winter dormancy. New Phytologist. doi


Granda, E., Baumgarten, F., Gessler, A., GilPelegrin, E., PegueroPina, J. J., SanchoKnapik, D., … & Resco de Dios, V. Day length regulates seasonal patterns of stomatal conductance in Quercus species. Plant, Cell & Environment. doi

Zohner, C. M., Mo, L., Renner, S. S., Svenning, J. C., Vitasse, Y., Baumgarten, F., … & Reich, P. B. Late-spring frost risk between 1959 and 2017 decreased in North America but increased in Europe and Asia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi


Zohner, C.; Strauß, A.; Baumgarten, F.; Vitasse, Y.; Renner, S. Rising air humidity during spring does not trigger leaf-out timing in temperate woody plants. New Phytologist. doi


Ameisenzeit: Wie Bäume den Frühling vorhersehen und was das mit anderen Arten wie der Waldameise zu tun hat. Liestal, 2021.

EGU: The penalty of spring frost damages from earliest to latest possible leaf-out timings in temperate forest trees, EGU General Assembly 2021, Vienna. link

EGU: No risk – no fun: The tradeoff between avoiding frost and maximizing growth, EGU General Assembly 2020, Vienna. link

EGU: Chilled to be forced: the best dose to awaken buds from winter dormancy, EGU General Assembly 2019, Vienna.

PEP-Symposium: No risk, no fun: Sensing the optimal time to leaf-out. Invited talk at the Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, Hohe Warte, Vienna, 2019.

Swiss Geoscience Meeting: Chilled to be forced: the best dose to awaken buds from winter dormancy, 17th Swiss Geoscience Meeting 2019, Fribourg.

Swiss Rangers: PhenoRangers: Launching a phenological monitoring network. General assembly of the Swiss Rangers Association, 2019, Uster.

Schweizer Phänologietag: Colloquium for the observers of the phenological monitoring program of ‘MeteoSchweiz’ 2019, Cadenazzo.

GFÖ: Sensing the optimal time for leaf-out: A probabilistic plea for photoperiod and for temperature, GFÖ, 48th Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society, 2018, Vienna.