Long-term phenological changes in tundra plants in response to experimental warming and observed changes in climate

Principal Investigators:

Steven Oberbauer, and Tiffany Troxler

Arctic regions are predicted to undergo strong warming in coming decades, and they have already undergone measurable warming within recent decades. A coordinated international experiment on the effects of warming on the phenology and growth of individual tundra species and on plant communities, the International Tundra Experiment (ITEX), started in 1990 to directly measure the ways in which tundra plants and communities respond to consistent, lowlevel increases in temperature across the tundra biome. Tundra systems are clearly capable of responding... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group12th—16th October 2009Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Robert Baxterrobert.baxter [at] durham.ac.ukDurham University
Syndonia Bret-Harteffmsb [at] uaf.eduUniversity of Alaska
Mark Burgmanmarkab [at] unimelb.edu.auUniversity of Melbourne
Elisabeth CooperElisabeth.cooper [at] uit.noUniversity Centre in Svalbard
Sarah C. Elmendorfselmendorf [at] neoninc.orgUniversity of British Columbia
Anna Maria Fosaaanmarfos [at] ngs.foFaroese Museum of Natural History
Greg H.R. Henryghenry [at] geog.ubc.caUniversity of British Columbia
Annika Hofgaardannika.hofgaard [at] nina.noNorwegian Institute for Water Research
Robert D. Hollisterhollistr [at] gvsu.eduGrand Valley State University
Frith Jarradfrith.jarrad [at] qut.edu.auQueenland University of Technology
Ingibjörg Svala Jónsdóttirisj [at] hi.isUniversity of Iceland
Kari Klanderudkari.klanderud [at] umb.noNorwegian University of Life Sciences
Julia A. Kleinjklein [at] warnercnr.colostate.eduColorado State University
Esther Levesqueesther.levesque [at] uqtr.caUniversity of Toronto, Mississauga
Ulf Molauulf.molau [at] systbot.gu.seGöteborgs Universitet/University of Gothenburg
Steven Oberbaueroberbaue [at] fiu.eduFlorida International University
Christian Rixenrixen [at] slf.chSwiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Research (WSL)
Adrian V. Rochaarocha [at] mbl.eduMarine Biological Laboratory
Edward A.G. Schuurtschuur [at] ufl.eduUniversity of California, Santa Barbara
Gaius R. Shavergshaver [at] mbl.eduMarine Biological Laboratory
Robert T. Slidersliderr [at] mail.gvsu.eduFlorida International University
Ørjan Totlandorjan.totland [at] umb.noNorwegian University of Life Sciences
Tiffany Troxlertroxlert [at] fiu.eduFlorida International University
Carl Henrik A. Wahrenc.wahren [at] latrobe.edu.auLa Trobe University
Jeffrey M. Welkerafjmw1 [at] uaa.alaska.eduUniversity of Alaska, Anchorage

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProduct of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Oberbauer, Steven; Elmendorf, Sarah C.; Troxler, Tiffany; Hollister, Robert D.; Rocha, Adrian V.; Bret-Harte, Syndonia; Dawes, M. A.; Fosaa, Anna Maria; Henry, Greg H.R.; Høye, T. T.; Jarrad, Frith; Jónsdóttir, Ingibjörg Svala; Klanderud, Kari; Klein, Julia A.; Molau, Ulf; Rixen, Christian; Schmidt, N. M.; Shaver, Gaius R.; Slider, Robert T.; Totland, Ørjan; Wahren, Carl Henrik A.; Welker, Jeffrey M. 2013. Phenological response of tundra plants to background climate variation tested using the International Tundra Experiment. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. Vol: 368. Pages 20120481-20120481. (Online version)
"Long-term phenological changes in tundra plants in response to experimental warming and observed changes in climate" is project ID: 12438