Journal Articles

Drivers of soil carbon stabilization in oil palm plantations

J. Ruegg; J. C. Quezada; M. Santonja; J. Ghazoul; Y. Kuzyakov et al. 

Land Degradation & Development. 2019-07-22. DOI : 10.1002/ldr.3380.

Dispersal limitations and historical factors determine the biogeography of specialized terrestrial protists

D. Singer; E. A. D. Mitchell; R. J. Payne; Q. Blandenier; C. Duckert et al. 

Molecular Ecology. 2019-07-12. DOI : 10.1111/mec.15117.

Pioneer plant Phalaris arundinacea and earthworms promote initial soil structure formation despite strong alluvial dynamics in a semi-controlled field experiment

A. Schomburg; P. Brunner; P. Turberg; C. Guenat; M. Riaz et al. 

CATENA. 2019-04-04. Vol. 180, p. 41-54. DOI : 10.1016/j.catena.2019.04.001.

Drought-induced decline of productivity in the dominant grassland species Lolium perenne L. depends on soil type and prevailing climatic conditions

A. Buttler; P. Mariotte; M. Meisser; T. Guillaume; C. Signarbieux et al. 

Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 2019-02-01. Vol. 132, p. 47-57. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2019.01.026.

Marteloscopes as training tools for the retention and conservation of habitat trees in forests

F. Krumm; T. Lachat; A. Schuck; R. Bütler Sauvain; D. Kraus 

Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen. 2019. Vol. 170, num. 2, p. 86-93. DOI : 10.3188/szf.2019.0086.


Sols et paysages. Types de sols, fonctions et usages en Europe moyenne

J-M. Gobat; C. Guenat 

Lausanne: PPUR, 2019.


Responses of permanent grasslands to drought during the plant growing season: combining agronomic, functional and ecophysiological approaches

A. Vitra / A. Buttler; P. R. Mariotte (Dir.)  

Lausanne: EPFL, 2019. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-9623.


Journal Articles

Sphagnum Species Modulate their Phenolic Profiles and Mycorrhizal Colonization of Surrounding Andromeda polifolia along Peatland Microhabitats

G. Chiapusio; V. E. J. Jassey; F. Bellvert; G. Comte; L. A. Weston et al. 

Journal Of Chemical Ecology. 2018-12-01. Vol. 44, num. 12, p. 1146-1157. DOI : 10.1007/s10886-018-1023-4.

Impact of drought on the functioning of grassland systems

M. Meisser; A. Vitra; L. Stevenin; E. Mosimann; P. Mariotte et al. 

Agrarforschung Schweiz. 2018-03-01. Vol. 9, num. 3, p. 82-91.

Mineral-Associated Soil Carbon is Resistant to Drought but Sensitive to Legumes and Microbial Biomass in an Australian Grassland

A. Canarini; P. Mariotte; L. Ingram; A. Merchant; F. A. Dijkstra 

Ecosystems. 2018-03-01. Vol. 21, num. 2, p. 349-359. DOI : 10.1007/s10021-017-0152-x.

Flussrevitalisierungs-Forschung. Wissenchatliche Erkenntnisse zweier Forschungsprojekte im Einzugsgebiet der Thur

C. Guenat 

Aqua & Gaz. 2018. Vol. 4, p. 30-38.

Inventaire des coléoptères saproxyliques de treize forêts du canton de Vaud

G. Braulin; Y. Chittaro; A. Sanchez; R. Bütler Sauvain 

Société Vaudoise des Sciences Naturelles. 2018. Vol. 97, p. 13-32.

Vascular plant-mediated controls on atmospheric carbon assimilation and peat carbon decomposition under climate change

K. Gavazov; R. Albrecht; A. Buttler; E. Dorrepaal; M. Garnett et al. 

GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY. 2018. Vol. 24, num. 9, p. 3911-3921. DOI : 10.1111/gcb.14140.

Vapor-pressure deficit and extreme climatic variables limit tree growth

P. de Carcer; Y. Vitasse; J. Penuelas; V. Jassey; A. Buttler et al. 

GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY. 2018. Vol. 24, num. 3, p. 1108-1122. DOI : 10.1111/gcb.13973.

Unprecedented risk of spring frost damage in Switzerland and Germany in 2017

Y. Vitasse; M. Rebetez 

CLIMATIC CHANGE. 2018. Vol. 149, num. 2, p. 233-246. DOI : 10.1007/s10584-018-2234-y.

Topsoil structure stability in a restored floodplain: Impacts of fluctuating water levels, soil parameters and ecosystem engineers

A. Schomburg; O. Schilling; C. Guenat; M. Schirmer; R. Le Bayon et al. 

SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. 2018. Vol. 639, p. 1610-1622. DOI : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.05.120.

The integrated synusial approach to vegetation classification and analysis

F. Gillet; P. Julve 

PHYTOCOENOLOGIA. 2018. Vol. 48, num. 2, p. 141-152. DOI : 10.1127/phyto/2017/0164.

The Impact of Experimental Temperature and Water Level Manipulation on Carbon Dioxide Release in a Poor Fen in Northern Poland

M. Samson; S. Slowinska; M. Slowinski; M. Lamentowicz; J. Barabach et al. 

WETLANDS. 2018. Vol. 38, num. 3, p. 551-563. DOI : 10.1007/s13157-018-0999-4.

Sponge inventory of the French Mediterranean waters, with an emphasis on cave-dwelling species

M. Grenier; C. Ruiz; M. Fourt; M. Santonja; M. Dubois et al. 

ZOOTAXA. 2018. Vol. 4466, num. 1, p. 205-228. DOI : 10.11646/zootaxa.4466.1.16.

Predator-prey mass ratio drives microbial activity under dry conditions in Sphagnum peatlands

M. Reczuga; M. Lamentowicz; M. Mulot; E. Mitchell; A. Buttler et al. 

ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION. 2018. Vol. 8, num. 11, p. 5752-5764. DOI : 10.1002/ece3.4114.

Modelling vegetation dynamics in managed grasslands: Responses to drivers depend on species richness

T. Moulin; A. Perasso; F. Gillet 

ECOLOGICAL MODELLING. 2018. Vol. 374, p. 22-36. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2018.02.013.

Meteorological data series from Swiss long-term forest ecosystem research plots since 1997

M. Rebetez; G. von Arx; A. Gessler; E. Pannatier; J. Innes et al. 

ANNALS OF FOREST SCIENCE. 2018. Vol. 75, num. 2, p. 41. DOI : 10.1007/s13595-018-0709-7.

Long-term in situ permafrost thaw effects on bacterial communities and potential aerobic respiration

S. Monteux; J. Weedon; G. Blume-Werry; K. Gavazov; V. Jassey et al. 

ISME JOURNAL. 2018. Vol. 12, num. 9, p. 2129-2141. DOI : 10.1038/s41396-018-0176-z.

Litter decomposition in peatlands is promoted by mixed plants

F. Leroy; S. Gogo; A. Buttler; L. Bragazza; F. Laggoun-Defarge 

JOURNAL OF SOILS AND SEDIMENTS. 2018. Vol. 18, num. 3, p. 739-749. DOI : 10.1007/s11368-017-1820-3.

Increase in the risk of exposure of forest and fruit trees to spring frosts at higher elevations in Switzerland over the last four decades

Y. Vitasse; L. Schneider; C. Rixen; D. Christen; M. Rebetez 

AGRICULTURAL AND FOREST METEOROLOGY. 2018. Vol. 248, p. 60-69. DOI : 10.1016/j.agrformet.2017.09.005.

Global warming leads to more uniform spring phenology across elevations

Y. Vitasse; C. Signarbieux; Y. Fu 

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2018. Vol. 115, num. 5, p. 1004-1008. DOI : 10.1073/pnas.1717342115.

Full N-15 tracer accounting to revisit major assumptions of N-15 isotope pool dilution approaches for gross nitrogen mineralization

J. Braun; M. Mooshammer; W. Wanek; J. Prommer; T. Walker et al. 

SOIL BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY. 2018. Vol. 117, p. 16-26. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.11.005.

Fresh and composted industrial sludge restore soil functions in surface soil of degraded agricultural land

M. Arif; M. Riaz; S. Shahzad; T. Yasmeen; M. Ashraf et al. 

SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. 2018. Vol. 619, p. 517-527. DOI : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.143.

Fagopyrum esculentum Alters Its Root Exudation after Amaranthus retroflexus Recognition and Suppresses Weed Growth

A. Gfeller; G. Glauser; C. Etter; C. Signarbieux; J. Wirth 

FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE. 2018. Vol. 9. DOI : 10.3389/fpls.2018.00050.

Carbon costs and benefits of Indonesian rainforest conversion to plantations

T. Guillaume; M. Kotowska; D. Hertel; A. Knohl; V. Krashevska et al. 

Nature Communications. 2018. Vol. 9. DOI : 10.1038/s41467-018-04755-y.

Long-term regeneration of a tropical plant community after sand mining

M. L. Garbin; F. Misaki; P. F. Ferreira; K. G. Guidoni-Martins; R. B. Soares et al. 

Ecology and Evolution. 2018. Vol. 8, num. 11, p. 5712-5723. DOI : 10.1002/ece3.4111.

Tipping point in plant-fungal interactions under severe drought causes abrupt rise in peatland ecosystem respiration

V. E. J. Jassey; M. K. Reczuga; M. Zielińska; S. Słowińska; B. J. M. Robroek et al. 

Global Change Biology. 2018. Vol. 24, num. 3, p. 972-986. DOI : 10.1111/gcb.13928.

Tree related microhabitats in temperate and Mediterranean European forests: A hierarchical typology for inventory standardization

L. Larrieu; Y. Paillet; S. Winter; R. Bütler; D. Kraus et al. 

Ecological Indicators. 2018. Vol. 84, p. 194-207. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.08.051.

Rock-Eval pyrolysis discriminates soil macro-aggregates formed by plants and earthworms

A. Schomburg; E. Verrecchia; C. Guenat; P. Brunner; D. Sebag et al. 

Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 2018. Vol. 117, p. 117-124. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.11.010.


Plant–Soil Feedback: Bridging Natural and Agricultural Sciences

P. Mariotte; Z. Mehrabi; T. M. Bezemer; G. B. De Deyn; A. Kulmatiski et al. 

Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 2018. Vol. 33, num. 2, p. 129-142. DOI : 10.1016/j.tree.2017.11.005.

Book Chapters

Soil biota as drivers of plant community assembly

P. Kardol; J. De Long; P. Mariotte 

Aboveground-belowground Community Ecology; Springer, 2018-10-09.


Seeing is building better understanding - the Integrate+ Marteloscopes

D. Kraus; A. Schuck; F. Krumm; R. Bütler Sauvain; H. Cosyns et al. 



Using plant-soil feedback knowledge to improve agricultural sustainability and productivity

P. Mariotte 

Sfécologie 2018, Rennes, October 22-25, 2018.

Student Projects

"De Salix ædificatoria". Une architecture vivante pour un hébergement à Château d’Oex (VD)

C. Joly-Pottuz 



Moving countries to navigate the academic system

P. Mariotte 



Journal Articles

The peatland map of Europe

F. Tanneberger; C. Tegetmeyer; S. Busse; A. Barthelmes; S. Shumka et al. 

Mires and Peat. 2017-11-10. Vol. 19, num. 22, p. 1-17. DOI : 10.19189/MaP.2016.OMB.264.

Taxonomic and functional turnover are decoupled in European peat bogs

B. J. M. Robroek; V. E. J. Jassey; R. J. Payne; M. Marti; L. Bragazza et al. 

Nature Communications. 2017. Vol. 8, p. 1161. DOI : 10.1038/s41467-017-01350-5.

Genetic Determinism vs. Phenotypic Plasticity in Protist Morphology

M. Mulot; K. Marcisz; L. Grandgirard; E. Lara; A. Kosakyan et al. 

Journal Of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 2017. Vol. 64, num. 6, p. 729-739. DOI : 10.1111/jeu.12406.

Effects of flooding on phosphorus and iron mobilization in highly weathered soils under different land-use types: Short-term effects and mechanisms

D. Maranguit; T. Guillaume; Y. Kuzyakov 

Catena. 2017. Vol. 158, p. 161-170. DOI : 10.1016/j.catena.2017.06.023.

Asymmetric effects of cooler and warmer winters on beech phenology last beyond spring

C. Signarbieux; E. Toledano; P. Sangines De Carcer; Y. H. Fu; R. Schlaepfer et al. 

Global Change Biology. 2017. Vol. 23, num. 11, p. 4569-4580. DOI : 10.1111/gcb.13740.

Interaction of compost additives with phosphate solubilizing rhizobacteria improved maize production and soil biochemical properties under dryland agriculture

S. M. Shahzad; M. S. Arif; M. Riaz; M. Ashraf; T. Yasmeen et al. 

Soil & Tillage Research. 2017. Vol. 174, p. 70-80. DOI : 10.1016/j.still.2017.06.004.

Coupling X-ray computed tomography and freeze-coring for the analysis of fine-grained low-cohesive soils

A. Liernur; A. Schomburg; P. Turberg; C. Guenat; R-C. Le Bayon et al. 

Geoderma. 2017. Vol. 308, p. 171-186. DOI : 10.1016/j.geoderma.2017.08.010.

Nitrogen-enriched compost application combined with plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) improves seed quality and nutrient use efficiency of sunflower

M. S. Arif; S. M. Shahzad; M. Riaz; T. Yasmeen; T. Shahzad et al. 

Journal Of Plant Nutrition And Soil Science. 2017. Vol. 180, num. 4, p. 464-473. DOI : 10.1002/jpln.201600615.

Effect of crop rotation on mycorrhizal colonization and wheat yield under different fertilizer treatments

S. Bakhshandeh; P. E. Corneo; P. Mariotte; M. A. Kertesz; F. A. Dijkstra 

Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 2017. Vol. 247, p. 130-136. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2017.06.027.

Disturbance-grazer-vegetation interactions maintain habitat diversity in mountain pasture-woodlands

A. Peringer; A. Buttler; F. Gillet; I. Patru-Stupariu; K. A. Schulze et al. 

Ecological Modelling. 2017. Vol. 359, p. 301-310. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.06.012.

Frost hardening and dehardening potential in temperate trees from winter to budburst

A. Vitra; A. Lenz; Y. Vitasse 

New Phytologist. 2017. Vol. 216, num. 1, p. 113-123. DOI : 10.1111/nph.14698.

Freeze-thaw cycles simultaneously decrease peatland photosynthetic carbon uptake and ecosystem respiration

M. Kuttim; M. L. Hofsommer; B. J. M. Robroek; C. Signarbieux; V. E. J. Jassey et al. 

Boreal Environment Research. 2017. Vol. 22, p. 267-276.

Tropical soils degraded by slash-and-burn cultivation can be recultivated when amended with ashes and compost

J. M. Gay-Des-Combes; C. Sanz Carrillo; B. J. M. Robroek; V. E. J. Jassey; R. T. E. Mills et al. 

Ecology And Evolution. 2017. Vol. 7, num. 14, p. 5378-5388. DOI : 10.1002/ece3.3104.

Responses of antinomic foliar traits to experimental climate forcing in beech and spruce saplings

P. S. De Carcer; C. Signarbieux; R. Schlaepfer; A. Buttler; P. Vollenweider 

Environmental And Experimental Botany. 2017. Vol. 140, p. 128-140. DOI : 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2017.05.013.

Integrating geo-biodiversity features in the analysis of landscape patterns

I. Patru-Stupariu; M-S. Stupariu; I. Stoicescu; A. Peringer; A. Buttler et al. 

Ecological Indicators. 2017. Vol. 80, p. 363-375. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.05.010.

Contrasting processes drive alpha and beta taxonomic, functional and phylogenetic diversity of orthopteran communities in grasslands

B. Fournier; A. Mouly; M. Moretti; F. Gillet 

Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 2017. Vol. 242, p. 43-52. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2017.03.021.

Stoichiometric N:P flexibility and mycorrhizal symbiosis favour plant resistance against drought

P. Mariotte; A. Canarini; F. A. Dijkstra 

Journal Of Ecology. 2017. Vol. 105, num. 4, p. 958-967. DOI : 10.1111/1365-2745.12731.

Soil protistology rebooted: 30 fundamental questions to start with

S. Geisen; E. A. D. Mitchell; D. M. Wilkinson; S. Adl; M. Bonkowski et al. 

Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2017. Vol. 111, p. 94-103. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2017.04.001.

Integrating models across temporal and spatial scales to simulate landscape patterns and dynamics in mountain pasture-woodlands

R. S. Snell; A. Peringer; H. Bugmann 

Landscape Ecology. 2017. Vol. 32, num. 5, p. 1079-1096. DOI : 10.1007/s10980-017-0511-1.

Winter ecology of a subalpine grassland: Effects of snow removal on soil respiration, microbial structure and function

K. Gavazov; J. Ingrisch; R. Hasibeder; R. T. E. Mills; A. Buttler et al. 

Science Of The Total Environment. 2017. Vol. 590, p. 316-324. DOI : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.03.010.

Spruce tree-ring proxy signals during cold and warm periods

J. Esper; A. L. Carnelli; C. Kamenik; M. Filot; M. Leuenberger et al. 

Dendrobiology. 2017. Vol. 77, p. 3-18. DOI : 10.12657/denbio.077.001.

Slash-and-burn agriculture and tropical cyclone activity in Madagascar: Implication for soil fertility dynamics and corn performance

J. M. Gay-Des-Combes; B. J. M. Robroek; D. Herve; T. Guillaume; C. Pistocchi et al. 

Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 2017. Vol. 239, p. 207-218. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2017.01.010.

Separating sources of density-dependent and density-independent establishment limitation in invading species

E. N. Spotswood; P. Mariotte; E. C. Farrer; L. Nichols; K. N. Suding 

Journal Of Ecology. 2017. Vol. 105, num. 2, p. 436-444. DOI : 10.1111/1365-2745.12686.

Positive litter feedbacks of an introduced species reduce native diversity and promote invasion in Californian grasslands

P. Mariotte; E. N. Spotswood; E. C. Farrer; K. N. Suding 

Applied Vegetation Science. 2017. Vol. 20, num. 1, p. 28-39. DOI : 10.1111/avsc.12291.

Climate change effects on the stability and chemistry of soil organic carbon pools in a subalpine grassland

J. Puissant; R. T. E. Mills; B. J. M. Robroek; K. Gavazov; Y. Perrette et al. 

Biogeochemistry. 2017. Vol. 132, num. 1-2, p. 123-139. DOI : 10.1007/s10533-016-0291-8.

Unveiling exceptional Baltic bog ecohydrology, autogenic succession and climate change during the last 2000 years in CE Europe using replicate cores, multi-proxy data and functional traits of testate amoebae

M. Gaika; K. Tobolski; L. Lamentowicz; V. Ersek; V. E. J. Jassey et al. 

Quaternary Science Reviews. 2017. Vol. 156, p. 90-106. DOI : 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.11.034.

Response to Editor to the comment by Delarue (2016) to our paper entitled “Persistent high temperature and low precipitation reduce peat carbon accumulation”

L. Bragazza; A. Buttler; B. J. Robroek; R. Albrecht; C. Zaccone et al. 

Global Change Biology. 2017. Vol. 23, num. 10, p. e7-e8. DOI : 10.1111/gcb.13559.

Impacts of regional climatic fluctuations on radial growth of Siberian and Scots pine at Mukhrino mire (central-western Siberia)

G. Blanchet; S. Guillet; B. Calliari; C. Corona; J. Edvardsson et al. 

Science Of The Total Environment. 2017. Vol. 574, p. 1209-1216. DOI : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.06.225.

Land-use change affects phosphorus fractions in highly weathered tropical soils

D. Maranguit; T. Guillaume; Y. Kuzyakov 

Catena. 2017. Vol. 149, p. 385-393. DOI : 10.1016/j.catena.2016.10.010.


Improving slash-and-burn agriculture in Central Menabe, Madagascar

J. M. Gay des Combes / A. Buttler; B. J. M. Robroek (Dir.)  

Lausanne: EPFL, 2017. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-7839.

Ecological response of tree saplings to simulated climate change along an elevational gradient (CLIMARBRE)

M. P. Sanginés De Cárcer / A. Buttler; C. Signarbieux (Dir.)  

Lausanne: EPFL, 2017. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-8021.

Book Chapters

Earthworms as ecosystem engineers : a review

R-C. Le Bayon; G. Bullinger-Weber; A. C. Schomburg; P. Turberg; R. Schlaepfer et al. 

Earthworms. Types, roles and research; New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2017. p. 129-177.

Student Projects

Effect of drought on grasslands: Soil core reciprocal transplantation experiment

G. Mercier 


Effects of drought on the effectiveness of Phalaris arundinacea and Impatiens glandulifera in building up soil aggregates – a microcosm approach

T. G. McMullin 


Soil aggregation and associated nutrient content along a distance-from-tree gradient in a low input cropping system. Comparing the effect for two tree species: Mangifera indica (mango, Anacardiaceae) vs. Faidherbia albida (faidherbia, Fabaceae)

P. Chrobot 


Habiter les Alpes, vivre au cœur de Leysin

A. Mann 



Journal Articles

Herbaceous Angiosperms Are Not More Vulnerable to Drought-Induced Embolism Than Angiosperm Trees

F. Lens; C. Picon-Cochard; C. E. L. Delmas; C. Signarbieux; A. Buttler et al. 

Plant Physiology. 2016. Vol. 172, num. 2, p. 661-667. DOI : 10.1104/pp.16.00829.

Subfossil peatland trees as proxies for Holocene palaeohydrology and palaeoclimate

J. Edvardsson; M. Stoffel; C. Corona; L. Bragazza; H. H. Leuschner et al. 

Earth-Science Reviews. 2016. Vol. 163, p. 118-140. DOI : 10.1016/j.earscirev.2016.10.005.

Soil degradation in oil palm and rubber plantations under land resource scarcity

T. Guillaume; A. M. Holtkamp; M. Damris; B. Brümmer; Y. Kuzyakov 

Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 2016. Vol. 232, p. 110-118. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2016.07.002.

Sensitivity and resistance of soil fertility indicators to land-use changes: New concept and examples from conversion of Indonesian rainforest to plantations

T. Guillaume; D. Maranguit; K. Murtilaksono; Y. Kuzyakov 

Ecological Indicators. 2016. Vol. 67, p. 49-57. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolind.2016.02.039.

Associative interplay of plant growth promoting rhizobacteria (Pseudomonas aeruginosa QS40) with nitrogen fertilizers improves sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) productivity and fertility of aridisol

M. S. Arif; M. Riaz; S. M. Shahzad; T. Yasmeen; M. J. Akhtar et al. 

Applied Soil Ecology. 2016. Vol. 108, p. 238-247. DOI : 10.1016/j.apsoil.2016.08.016.

Anthropogenic- and natural sources of dust in peatland during the Anthropocene

B. Fialkiewicz-Koziel; B. Smieja-Krol; M. Frontasyeva; M. Slowinski; K. Marcisz et al. 

Scientific Reports. 2016. Vol. 6, p. 38731. DOI : 10.1038/srep38731.

Combining short-term manipulative experiments with long-term palaeoecological investigations at high resolution to assess the response of Sphagnum peatlands to drought, fire and warming

M. Lamentowicz; S. Slowinska; M. Slowinski; V. E. J. Jassey; B. H. Chojnicki et al. 

Mires And Peat. 2016. Vol. 18, p. UNSP 20. DOI : 10.19189/MaP.2016.OMB.244.

Loss of testate amoeba functional diversity with increasing frost intensity across a continental gradient reduces microbial activity in peatlands

V. E. J. Jassey; M. Lamentowicz; L. Bragazza; M. L. Hofsommer; R. T. E. Mills et al. 

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PROTISTOLOGY. 2016. Vol. 55, p. 190-202. DOI : 10.1016/j.ejop.2016.04.007.

Persistent high temperature and low precipitation reduce peat carbon accumulation

L. Bragazza; A. Buttler; B. J. M. Robroek; R. Albrecht; C. Zaccone et al. 

GLOBAL CHANGE BIOLOGY. 2016. Vol. 22, num. 12, p. 4114-4123. DOI : 10.1111/gcb.13319.

Soil microbial community resistance to drought and links to C stabilization in an Australian grassland

A. Canarini; Y. Carrillo; P. Mariotte; L. Ingram; F. A. Dijkstra 

SOIL BIOLOGY & BIOCHEMISTRY. 2016. Vol. 103, p. 171-180. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2016.08.024.

A novel testate amoebae trait-based approach to infer environmental disturbance in Sphagnum peatlands

K. Marcisz; D. Colombaroli; V. E. J. Jassey; W. Tinner; P. Kolaczek et al. 

Scientific Reports. 2016. Vol. 6, p. 33907. DOI : 10.1038/srep33907.

Peatland vascular plant functional types affect dissolved organic matter chemistry

B. J. M. Robroek; R. J. H. Albrecht; S. Hamard; A. Pulgarin; L. Bragazza et al. 

Plant And Soil. 2016. Vol. 407, num. 1-2, p. 135-143. DOI : 10.1007/s11104-015-2710-3.

Responses of soil properties and crop yields to different inorganic and organic amendments in a Swiss conventional farming system

G. Blanchet; K. Gavazov; L. Bragazza; S. Sinaj 

Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 2016. Vol. 230, p. 116-126. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2016.05.032.

Multiple Assembly Rules Drive the Co-occurrence of Orthopteran and Plant Species in Grasslands: Combining Network, Functional and Phylogenetic Approaches

B. Fournier; A. Mouly; F. Gillet 

Frontiers In Plant Science. 2016. Vol. 7, p. 1224. DOI : 10.3389/fpls.2016.01224.

Subordinate plant species moderate drought effects on earthworm communities in grasslands

P. Mariotte; R-C. Le Bayon; N. Eisenhauer; C. Guenat; A. Buttler 

Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2016. Vol. 96, p. 119-127. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2016.01.020.

Landscape persistence and stakeholder perspectives: The case of Romania's Carpathians

I. Patru-Stupariu; C. A. Tudor; M. S. Stupariu; A. Buttler; A. Peringer 

Applied Geography. 2016. Vol. 69, p. 87-98. DOI : 10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.07.015.

Significance testing testate amoeba water table reconstructions

R. J. Payne; K. V. Babeshko; S. Van Bellen; J. J. Blackford; R. K. Booth et al. 

Quaternary Science Reviews. 2016. Vol. 138, p. 131-135. DOI : 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.01.030.

Multi-scale feedbacks between tree regeneration traits and herbivore behavior explain the structure of pasture-woodland mosaics

A. Peringer; K. A. Schulze; I. Stupariu; M-S. Stupariu; G. Rosenthal et al. 

Landscape Ecology. 2016. Vol. 31, num. 4, p. 913-927. DOI : 10.1007/s10980-015-0308-z.

Impact of nitrogen inputs on multiple facets of plant biodiversity in mountain grasslands: does nutrient source matter?

L. Mauchamp; A. Mouly; P-M. Badot; F. Gillet 

Applied Vegetation Science. 2016.  p. 206-217. DOI : 10.1111/avsc.12214.

Recent changes in mountain grasslands: a vegetation resampling study

F. Gillet; L. Mauchamp; P-M. Badot; A. Mouly 

Ecology and Evolution. 2016.  p. 2333-2345. DOI : 10.1002/ece3.1987.

Landscape-scale simulation experiments test Romanian and Swiss management guidelines for mountain pasture-woodland habitat diversity

A. Peringer; F. Gillet; G. Rosenthal; I. Stoicescu; I. Pătru-Stupariu et al. 

Ecological Modelling. 2016. Vol. 330, p. 41-49. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.03.013.

Contrasting effects of untreated textile wastewater onto the soil available nitrogen-phosphorus and enzymatic activities in aridisol

M. S. Arif; M. Riaz; S. M. Shahzad; T. Yasmeen; A. Buttler et al. 

Environmental Monitoring And Assessment. 2016. Vol. 188, num. 2, p. 102. DOI : 10.1007/s10661-016-5112-y.

Environmental drivers of carbon and nitrogen isotopic signatures in peatland vascular plants along an altitude gradient

K. Gavazov; F. Hagedorn; A. Buttler; R. Siegwolf; L. Bragazza 

Oecologia. 2016. Vol. 180, num. 1, p. 257-264. DOI : 10.1007/s00442-015-3458-4.

Linking historical land use to present vegetation and soil characteristics under slash-and-burn cultivation in Madagascar

A. Randrianarison; R. Schlaepfer; R. Mills; D. Herve; S. Razanaka et al. 

Applied Vegetation Science. 2016. Vol. 19, num. 1, p. 40-52. DOI : 10.1111/avsc.12202.

Book Chapters

Ecophysiologie: les réactions des arbres forestiers aux changements climatiques

M. Arend; S. Brown; A. Buttler; R. Siegwolf; C. Signarbieux et al. 

Forêts et changement climatiques; Office fédéral de l'environnement OFEV, Berne / WSL, Birmensdorf, 2016. p. 78-96.


Structural and functional characterization of soil microbial communities along a cryptogam cover gradient in Antarctica (Victoria Land)

L. Bragazza; B. Robroek; V. Jassey; M. Arif; M. Guglielmin et al. 

British Ecological Society, Annual Meeting, Liverpool (UK), 11-15 December, 2016.

Positive plant-soil interaction effects on the functioning of grassland ecosystems

P. Mariotte 

67th National Congress of Botany, Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil, October, 27, 2016.

The subordinate insurance hypothesis: a functional approach to study plant effects on ecosystem functioning and stability

P. Mariotte 

67th National Congress of Botany, Vitoria, Espirito Santo, Brazil, 26.10.2016.

Benefits of mycorrhizas in drought resistance depend on plant functional group identity

P. Mariotte; A. Canarini; F. A. Dijkstra 

ECOSUMMIT 2016, Montpellier, France, 21/08/2016.


Journal Articles

The search for old-growth forests in Switzerland

R. Bütler Sauvain; M. Bolliger; B. Commarmot 

Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen. 2015. Vol. 166, num. 2, p. 67-74. DOI : 10.3188/szf.2015.0067.

What is the robustness of early warning signals to temporal aggregation?

V. Frossard; B. Saussereau; A. Perasso; F. Gillet 

Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2015. Vol. 3. DOI : 10.3389/fevo.2015.00112.

Hydrological dynamics and fire history of the last 1300 years in western Siberia reconstructed from a high-resolution, ombrotrophic peat archive

M. Lamentowicz; M. Slowinski; K. Marcisz; M. Zielinska; K. Kaliszan et al. 

Quaternary Research. 2015. Vol. 84, num. 3, p. 312-325. DOI : 10.1016/j.yqres.2015.09.002.

An unexpected role for mixotrophs in the response of peatland carbon cycling to climate warming

V. E. J. Jassey; C. Signarbieux; S. Haettenschwiler; L. Bragazza; A. Buttler et al. 

Scientific Reports. 2015. Vol. 5, p. 16931. DOI : 10.1038/srep16931.

Subordinate plants mitigate drought effects on soil ecosystem processes by stimulating fungi

P. Mariotte; B. J. M. Robroek; V. E. J. Jassey; A. Buttler 

Functional Ecology. 2015. Vol. 29, num. 12, p. 1578-1586. DOI : 10.1111/1365-2435.12467.

Isolating, screening and applying chromium reducing bacteria to promote growth and yield of okra (Hibiscus esculentus L.) in chromium contaminated soils

M. Maqsood 

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 2015. Vol. 114, p. 343-349. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2014.07.007.

Nitrogen and methanogen community composition within and among three Sphagnum dominated peatlands in Scandinavia

M. Martí; H. Juottonen; B. J. Robroek; K. Yrjälä; Å. Danielsson et al. 

Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 2015. Vol. 81, p. 204-211. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.11.016.

Functional responses of multitaxa communities to disturbance and stress gradients in a restored floodplain

B. Fournier; F. Gillet; R-C. Le Bayon; E. A. D. Mitchell; M. Moretti 

Journal Of Applied Ecology. 2015. Vol. 52, num. 5, p. 1364-1373. DOI : 10.1111/1365-2664.12493.

How to successfully publish interdisciplinary research: learning from an Ecology and Society Special Feature

C. Pohl; G. Wuelser; P. Bebi; H. Bugmann; A. Buttler et al. 

Ecology And Society. 2015. Vol. 20, num. 2, p. 23. DOI : 10.5751/Es-07448-200223.

Peatland vascular plant functional types affect methane dynamics by altering microbial community structure

B. J. M. Robroek; V. E. J. Jassey; M. A. R. Kox; R. L. Berendsen; R. T. E. Mills et al. 

Journal Of Ecology. 2015. Vol. 103, num. 4, p. 925-934. DOI : 10.1111/1365-2745.12413.

Experimental warming interacts with soil moisture to discriminate plant responses in an ombrotrophic peatland

A. Buttler; B. J. M. Robroek; F. Laggoun-Defarge; V. E. J. Jassey; C. Pochelon et al. 

Journal Of Vegetation Science. 2015. Vol. 26, num. 5, p. 964-974. DOI : 10.1111/jvs.12296.

Functional traits as a new approach for interpreting testate amoeba palaeo-records in peatlands and assessing the causes and consequences of past changes in species composition

B. Fournier; E. Lara; V. E. J. Jassey; E. A. D. Mitchell 

Holocene. 2015. Vol. 25, num. 9, p. 1375-1383. DOI : 10.1177/0959683615585842.

Drought-induced shifts in plants traits, yields and nutritive value under realistic grazing and mowing managements in a mountain grassland

C. Deléglise; M. Meisser; E. Mosimann; T. Spiegelberger; C. Signarbieux et al. 

Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 2015. Vol. 213, p. 94-104. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2015.07.020.

Sustained impact of drought on wet shrublands mediated by soil physical changes

M. T. Dominguez; A. Sowerby; A. R. Smith; D. A. Robinson; S. Van Baarsel et al. 

Biogeochemistry. 2015. Vol. 122, num. 2-3, p. 151-163. DOI : 10.1007/s10533-014-0059-y.

Linking soil microbial communities to vascular plant abundance along a climate gradient

L. Bragazza; R. D. Bardgett; E. A. D. Mitchell; A. Buttler 

New Phytologist. 2015. Vol. 205, num. 3, p. 1175-1182. DOI : 10.1111/nph.13116.

Perception and use of landscape concepts in the procedure of Environmental Impact Assessment: Case study-Switzerland and Romania

A. Nita; A. Buttler; L. Rozylowicz; I. Patru-Stupariu 

Land Use Policy. 2015. Vol. 44, p. 145-152. DOI : 10.1016/j.landusepol.2014.12.006.

Distinct invasion strategies operating within a natural annual plant system

H. R. Lai; M. M. Mayfield; J. M. Gay-Des-Combes; T. Spiegelberger; J. M. Dwyer 

Ecology Letters. 2015. Vol. 18, num. 4, p. 336-346. DOI : 10.1111/ele.12414.

The use of solid-phase fluorescence spectroscopy in the characterisation of organic matter transformations

R. Albrecht; E. Verrecchia; H. -R. Pfeifer 

Talanta. 2015. Vol. 134, p. 453-459. DOI : 10.1016/j.talanta.2014.11.056.

Effects of endogeic earthworms on the soil organic matter dynamics and the soil structure in urban and alluvial soil materials

J. Amossé; P. Turberg; R. Kohler-Milleret; J-M. Gobat; R-C. Le Bayon 

Geoderma. 2015. Vol. 243-244, p. 50-57. DOI : 10.1016/j.geoderma.2014.12.007.

Reconstructing climate change and ombrotrophic bog development during the last 4000 years in northern Poland using biotic proxies, stable isotopes and trait-based approach

M. Lamentowicz; M. Galka; L. Lamentowicz; M. Obremska; N. Kuehl et al. 

Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 2015. Vol. 418, p. 261-277. DOI : 10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.11.015.

Experimental warming differentially affects microbial structure and activity in two contrasted moisture sites in a Sphagnum-dominated peatland

F. Delarue; A. Buttler; L. Bragazza; L. Grasset; V. E. J. Jassey et al. 

Science of the Total Environment. 2015. Vol. 511, p. 576-583. DOI : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.12.095.

Transient response of Salix cuttings to changing water level regimes

L. Gorla; C. Signarbieux; P. Turberg; A. Buttler; P. Perona 

Water Resources Research. 2015. Vol. 51, p. 1758-1774. DOI : 10.1002/2014WR015543.

Cadmium accumulation in six common plant species associated with soils containing high geogenic cadmium concentrations at Le Gurnigel, Swiss Jura Mountains

R. Quezada-Hinojosa; K. B. Foellmi; F. Gillet; V. Matera 

Catena. 2015. Vol. 124, p. 85-96. DOI : 10.1016/j.catena.2014.09.007.

Seasonal influence of climate manipulation on microbial community structure and function in mountain soils

J. Puissant; L. Cecillon; R. T. E. Mills; B. J. M. Robroek; K. Gavazov et al. 

Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2015. Vol. 80, p. 296-305. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2014.10.013.

Effects of hydropeaking waves offsets on growth performances of juvenile Salix species

L. Gorla; C. Signarbieux; P. Turberg; A. Buttler; P. Perona 

Ecological Engineering. 2015. Vol. 77, p. 297-306. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2015.01.019.

Conference Papers

The effect of warmer or cooler winters on European beech phenology carries over the phenophases of next growing season

C. Signarbieux 

2015. British Ecological Society Annual Meeting 2016, Edinburgh, December 11-14. 2015.

Heuristic-driven Graph Wavelet Modeling of Complex Terrain

T. Cioaca; B. Dumitrescu; M-S. Stupariu; I. Patru-Stupariu; M. Naparus et al. 

2015. 6th International Conference on Graphic and Image Processing (ICGIP), Beijing, PEOPLES R CHINA, OCT 24-26, 2014. p. 94431Y. DOI : 10.1117/12.2179132.

Student Projects

Hortus hybridus domestique. Un jardin pour les étudiants d'architecture de l'EPFL

C. Lesigne 



Journal Articles

Nitrogen limitation and microbial diversity at the treeline

A. Thébault; J-C. Clément; S. Ibanez; J. Roy; R. A. Geremia et al. 

Oikos. 2014. Vol. 123, num. 6, p. 729-740. DOI : 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2013.00860.x.

Characterization of structural disturbances in peats by X-ray CT-based density determinations

P. Turberg; F. Zeimetz; Y. Grondin; C. Elandoy; A. Buttler 

European Journal of Soil Science. 2014. Vol. 65, num. 4, p. 613-624. DOI : 10.1111/ejss.12148.

Habitat type as strongest predictor of the body size distribution of Chydorus sphaericus (O. F. Muller) in small water bodies

A. M. Basinska; M. Antczak; K. Swidnicki; V. E. J. Jassey; N. Kuczynska-Kippen 

International Review Of Hydrobiology. 2014. Vol. 99, num. 5, p. 382-392. DOI : 10.1002/iroh.201301678.

Indirect effects of experimental warming on dissolved organic carbon content in subsurface peat

F. Delarue; S. Gogo; A. Buttler; L. Bragazza; V. E. J. Jassey et al. 

Journal Of Soils And Sediments. 2014. Vol. 14, num. 11, p. 1800-1805. DOI : 10.1007/s11368-014-0945-x.

Biotic and Abiotic Constraints on the Decomposition of Fagus sylvatica Leaf Litter Along an Altitudinal Gradient in Contrasting Land-Use Types

K. Gavazov; R. Mills; T. Spiegelberger; J. Lenglet; A. Buttler 

Ecosystems. 2014. Vol. 17, num. 8, p. 1326-1337. DOI : 10.1007/s10021-014-9798-9.

Impact of management type and intensity on multiple facets of grassland biodiversity in the French Jura Mountains

L. Mauchamp; A. Mouly; P-M. Badot; F. Gillet 

Applied Vegetation Science. 2014. Vol. 17, num. 4, p. 645-657. DOI : 10.1111/avsc.12116.

Invasion by Fallopia spp. in a French upland region is related to anthropogenic disturbances

S. Rouifed; F. Piola; T. Spiegelberger 

Basic And Applied Ecology. 2014. Vol. 15, num. 5, p. 435-443. DOI : 10.1016/j.baae.2014.07.005.

Plant functional diversity drives niche-size-structure of dominant microbial consumers along a poor to extremely rich fen gradient

V. E. J. Jassey; L. Lamentowicz; B. J. M. Robroek; M. Gazbka; A. Rusinska et al. 

Journal Of Ecology. 2014. Vol. 102, num. 5, p. 1150-1162. DOI : 10.1111/1365-2745.12288.

Microclimatological consequences for plant and microbial composition in Sphagnum-dominated peatlands

B. J. M. Robroek; E. R. J. Wubs; M. Marti; K. Zajac; J. P. Andersen et al. 

Boreal Environment Research. 2014. Vol. 19, num. 3, p. 195-208.

Land management trumps the effects of climate change and elevated CO2 on grassland functioning

A. Thebault; P. Mariotte; C. J. Lortie; A. S. Macdougall 

Journal Of Ecology. 2014. Vol. 102, num. 4, p. 896-904. DOI : 10.1111/1365-2745.12236.

Contrasted taxonomic, phylogenetic and functional diversity patterns in semi-natural permanent grasslands along an altitudinal gradient

R. Perronne; L. Mauchamp; A. Mouly; F. Gillet 

Plant Ecology And Evolution. 2014. Vol. 147, num. 2, p. 165-175. DOI : 10.5091/plecevo.2014.885.

Carbon storage and soil organic matter stabilisation in near-natural, restored and embanked Swiss floodplains

G. Bullinger-Weber; R-C. Le Bayon; A. Thébault; R. Schlaepfer; C. Guenat 

Geoderma. 2014. Vol. 228-229, p. 122-131. DOI : 10.1016/j.geoderma.2013.12.029.

Evaluation of Dissolved Organic Carbon as a Soil Quality Indicator in National Monitoring Schemes

D. L. Jones; P. Simfukwe; P. W. Hill; R. T. E. Mills; B. A. Emmett 

Plos One. 2014. Vol. 9, num. 3. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0090882.

Transplantation of subalpine wood-pasture turfs along a natural climatic gradient reveals lower resistance of unwooded pastures to climate change compared to wooded ones

K. Gavazov; T. Spiegelberger; A. Buttler 

Oecologia. 2014. Vol. 174, num. 4, p. 1425-1435. DOI : 10.1007/s00442-013-2839-9.

Alien plant species distribution in the European Alps: influence of species' climatic requirements

M. Dainese; I. Kuehn; L. Bragazza 

Biological Invasions. 2014. Vol. 16, num. 4, p. 815-831. DOI : 10.1007/s10530-013-0540-x.

Long-term organic carbon turnover rates in natural and semi-natural topsoils

R. T. E. Mills; E. Tipping; C. L. Bryant; B. A. Emmett 

Biogeochemistry. 2014. Vol. 118, num. 1-3, p. 257-272. DOI : 10.1007/s10533-013-9928-z.

Diminished soil functions occur under simulated climate change in a sup-alpine pasture, but heterotrophic temperature sensitivity indicates microbial resilience

R. T. E. Mills; K. S. Gavazov; T. Spiegelberger; D. Johnson; A. Buttler 

Science Of The Total Environment. 2014. Vol. 473, p. 465-472. DOI : 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.12.071.

Plant functional types define magnitude of drought response in peatland CO2 exchange

J. J. Kuiper; W. M. Mooij; L. Bragazza; B. J. M. Robroek 

Ecology. 2014. Vol. 95, num. 1, p. 123-131. DOI : 10.1890/13-0270.1.

Conference Papers

Experimental response of Salix cuttings to different flow regimes due to human activities

L. Gorla; C. Signarbieux; P. Turberg; A. Buttler; P. Perona 

2014. EGU General Assembly 2014, Vienna, Austria, 27 April - 2 May, 2014. p. 5551.

The role of polyphenols between bryophytes and microbiota in regulating the functioning of Sphagnum-peatlands.

V. Jassey; B. J. M. Robroek; P. Binet; L. Bragazza; G. Chiapusio 

2014. 27th International Congress on Polyphenols, Nagoya, Japan, September 1-5, 2014.

Non-destructive 3D characterization of concrete alteration by X-ray micro-CT and correlation with petrographic and geotechnical properties

B. Lengyel; P. Turberg; L. Baumgartner 

2014. Swiss Geosciences Meeting 2014 (SGM 2014), Fribourg, Switzerland, November 21-22, 2014.

Book Chapters

Grasslands in silvopastoral mountain ecosystems

A. Buttler 

Grassland Biodiversity and Conservation in a Changing World; New York: Nova publishers, 2014. p. 187-217.

Pattern and processes at various spatio-temporal scales and adaptation to climate change

A. Buttler; A. L. J. Peringer 

European wood pastures in transition: a social-ecological approach; Oxon, London, New York: Routledge, 2014. p. 322.


Ecological response of trees to simulated climate change along an altitudinal gradient (CLIMARBRE)

M. P. Sanginés De Cárcer; C. Signarbieux; A. Buttler 

13th International Swiss Climate Summer School "Linking Land Use, Land Cover, and Climate", Grindelwald, Switzerland, August 31st- September 5th, 2014.

Référence naturelle pédologique pour la revitalisation des rivières, le cas de la Singine (FR)

P. Aelvoet; C. Le Bayon; G. Bullinger-Weber; C. Guenat 

Congrès de la société suisse de pédologie, Agroscope, Changins, Suisse, February 14-15, 2014.

Climate change, vegetation dynamics and carbon cycling in peatlands: the role of vascular plants in CO2 sequestration

K. Gavazov; M. Garnett; R. Mills; B. Robroek; L. Bragazza 

15th Swiss Global Change Day, Bern, Switzerland, 2, April 2014.

Do peatlands hibernate?

E. Dorrepaal; C. Signarbieux; V. Jassey; R. Mills; A. Buttler et al. 

AGU Fall meeting, San Fransisco, USA., December 15-19, 2014.

Experimental response of Salix cuttings to different flow regimes due to human activities

L. Gorla; C. Signarbieux; P. Turberg; A. Buttler; P. Perona 


Climate is changing, so will ecosystems and the landscape: experimental evidences from the Swiss Jura mountains

A. Buttler 

Open Institut Seminars, University California Berkeley, USA, 2014.

Climate is changing, so will ecosystems and the landscape: experimental evidences from the Swiss Jura mountains

A. Buttler 

Open Institut Seminars, INSTAAR, Boulder University, Colorado, USA, 2014.

Klimawandel-angepasstes, post-konservatives Management halb-offener Weidelandschaften

A. L. J. Peringer; K. Schulze; I. Stupariu; M-S. Stupariu; A. Buttler et al. 

BfN Bundesamt fuer naturschutz Tagung, Bern, Switzerland, October 21-22, 2014.

Patterns and Processes in South-Carpathian Wooded Pastures: An approach to analyse land-use driven landscape change in complex mountain landscapes

I. Stoicescu; M. Năpăruș; M. Stupariu; T. Cioacă; I. Pătru-Stupariu et al. 

IALE-Europe Thematic Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal, July 4-5, 2014.

Sols, formes d’humus et communautés lombriciennes: indicateurs du succès de la revitalisation des zones alluviales?

C. Le Bayon; G. Bullinger-Weber; Gobat; C. Guenat 

Congrès de la société suisse de pédologie, Agroscope, Changins, Suisse, February 14-15, 2014.

Sphagnum mosses and climate change: eco-physiological responses from multi-faceted manipulative experiments

C. Signarbieux; B. J. M. Robroek; V. Jassey; A. Buttler; M. Mulot et al. 

2014 Annual Meeting British Ecological Society, Lille, France, December 9-12. 2014.

Persistent extreme climatic events reduce carbon accumulation in peatlands: mechanisms and quantification

L. Bragazza; K. Gavazov; C. Signarbieux; R. Albrecht; A. Buttler 

109th Congress of Italian Botanical Society, International Plant Science Conference, Florence, Italy, 2-5 September, 2014.

Climate warming and atmospheric nitrogen deposition : biogeochemical effects through plant-soil interactions

L. Bragazza 

Journées des Grands Témoins, Master Ecosystèmes-Contaminants-Santé (Université de Franche-Comté) & Master Biogéosciences (Universités de Lausanne et Neuchàtel), Frasne (Doubs, France), January 14, 2014.

Climate warming, vegetation response and carbon cycling in peatlands: preliminary results from ongoing manipulative and descriptive research projects

L. Bragazza 

Meur Bleu Carbon Workshop, Department of Geography, McGill University, Montreal (Canada), March 3-4, 2014.

"Biogeochemical impacts of climate warming and atmospheric nitrogen deposition in peatlands: an aboveground-belowground perspective "(Plenary speaker)

L. Bragazza 

BIOGEOMON 2014, 8th International Symposium on Ecosystem Behavior, University of Bayreuth, Germany, July 13-17, 2014.

Hydrological dynamics and fire history of the last 800 years in Western Siberia reconstructed from a high-resolution, ombrotrophic peat archive.

M. Lamentowicz; M. Słowińsk; K. Marcisz; P. Kołaczek; M. Neumann et al. 

AGU Fall meeting, San Fransisco, USA., December 15-19, 2014.

Reconstructing hydrological dynamics of ombrotrophic bogs in northern Poland with testate amoebae based transfer function and trait-based approach.

M. Lamentowicz; M. Galka; L. Lamentowicz; V. Jassey 

International Symposium On Testate Amoebae, poznan, Poland, September 8-14, 2014.

Influence of experimental water table changes on testate amoebae communities in Sphagnum peatland

M. Reczuga; V. Jassey; E. Mitchell; A. Buttler; L. Lamentowicz et al. 

International Symposium On Testate Amoebae, Poznan, Poland, September 8-14, 2014.

The role of the chemical interactions between bryophytes and testate amoebae in regulating the peatland microbial food web

V. Jassey 

International Symposium On Testate Amoebae, Poznan, Poland, September 8-14, 2014.


Journal Articles

Effets d'une sécheresse estivale sévère sur une prairie permanente de montagne du Jura

M. Meisser; C. Deléglise; E. Mosimann; C. Signarbieux; R. Mills et al. 

Recherche Agronomique Suisse. 2013. Vol. 4, num. 11-12, p. 476-483.

Seasonal patterns of testate amoeba diversity, community structure and species-environment relationships in four Sphagnum-dominated peatlands along a 1300 m altitudinal gradient in Switzerland

M. Lamentowicz; L. Bragazza; A. Buttler; V. E. J. Jassey; E. A. D. Mitchell 

Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2013. Vol. 67, p. 1-11. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.08.002.

Vegetation-environment relationships in alpine mires of the West Carpathians and the Alps

L. Sekulova; M. Hajek; V. Syrovatka 

Journal Of Vegetation Science. 2013. Vol. 24, num. 6, p. 1118-1128. DOI : 10.1111/jvs.12035.

Monthly trends and the corresponding altitudinal shift in the snowfall/precipitation day ratio

G. Serquet; C. Marty; M. Rebetez 

Theoretical And Applied Climatology. 2013. Vol. 114, num. 3-4, p. 437-444. DOI : 10.1007/s00704-013-0847-7.

Past and future landscape dynamics in pasture-woodlands of the Swiss Jura Mountains under climate change

A. Peringer; S. Siehoff; J. Chetelat; T. Spiegelberger; A. Buttler et al. 

Ecology And Society. 2013. Vol. 18, num. 3. DOI : 10.5751/Es-05600-180311.

Sustainable Land Use in Mountain Regions Under Global Change: Synthesis Across Scales and Disciplines

R. Huber; A. Rigling; P. Bebi; F. S. Brand; S. Briner et al. 

Ecology And Society. 2013. Vol. 18, num. 3. DOI : 10.5751/Es-05499-180336.

Sustainable Land-use Practices in European Mountain Regions under Global Change: an Integrated Research Approach

R. Huber; H. Bugmann; A. Buttler; A. Rigling 

Ecology And Society. 2013. Vol. 18, num. 3. DOI : 10.5751/Es-05375-180337.

To What Extent Do Food Preferences Explain the Trophic Position of Heterotrophic and Mixotrophic Microbial Consumers in a Sphagnum Peatland?

V. E. J. Jassey; C. Meyer; C. Dupuy; N. Bernard; E. A. D. Mitchell et al. 

Microbial Ecology. 2013. Vol. 66, num. 3, p. 571-580. DOI : 10.1007/s00248-013-0262-8.

Spatio-temporal heterogeneity of riparian soil morphology in a restored floodplain

B. Fournier; C. Guenat; G. Bullinger; E. Mitchell 

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences. 2013. Vol. 17, p. 4031-4042. DOI : 10.5194/hess-17-4031-2013.

Land use and soil texture effects on organic carbon change in dryland soils, Senegal

A. Touré; E. Temgoua; C. Guenat; B. Elberling 

Open Journal of Soil Science. 2013. Vol. 3, p. 253-262. DOI : 10.4236/ojss.2013.36030.

Biodiversité du sol en zones alluviales subalpines : lombriciens et collemboles

R-C. Le Bayon; G. Bullinger-Weber; C. Salomé; D. Rigerli; R. Amsturz et al. 

VBB-BSA. 2013.  p. 8-12.

Dynamics of Forage Production in Pasture-woodlands of the Swiss Jura Mountains under Projected Climate Change Scenarios

K. S. Gavazov; A. Peringer; A. Buttler; F. Gillet; T. Spiegelberger 

Ecology And Society. 2013. Vol. 18, num. 1. DOI : 10.5751/Es-04974-180138.

A Contextual Analysis of Land-Use and Vegetation Changes in Two Wooded Pastures in the Swiss Jura Mountains

J. Chetelat; M. Kalbermatten; K. S. M. Lannas; T. Spiegelberger; J-B. Wettstein et al. 

Ecology And Society. 2013. Vol. 18, num. 1. DOI : 10.5751/Es-05287-180139.

Subordinate plant species impact on soil microbial communities and ecosystem functioning in grasslands: Findings from a removal experiment

P. Mariotte; C. Vandenberghe; C. Meugnier; P. Rossi; R. D. Bardgett et al. 

Perspectives In Plant Ecology Evolution And Systematics. 2013. Vol. 15, num. 2, p. 77-85. DOI : 10.1016/j.ppees.2012.12.003.

Modeling Social-Ecological Feedback Effects in the Implementation of Payments for Environmental Services in Pasture-Woodlands

R. Huber; S. Briner; A. Peringer; S. Lauber; R. Seidl et al. 

Ecology And Society. 2013. Vol. 18, num. 2. DOI : 10.5751/Es-05487-180241.

Interactive effects of depth and temperature on CH4 and N2O flux in a shallow podzol

R. T. E. Mills; N. Dewhirst; A. Sowerby; B. A. Emmett; D. L. Jones 

Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2013. Vol. 62, p. 1-4. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2013.03.003.

Snow cover manipulation effects on microbial community structure and soil chemistry in a mountain bog

B. J. M. Robroek; A. Heijboer; V. E. J. Jassey; M. M. Hefting; T. G. Rouwenhorst et al. 

Plant And Soil. 2013. Vol. 369, num. 1-2, p. 151-164. DOI : 10.1007/s11104-012-1547-2.

Subordinate plant species enhance community resistance against drought in semi-natural grasslands

P. Mariotte; C. Vandenberghe; P. Kardol; F. Hagedorn; A. Buttler 

Journal Of Ecology. 2013. Vol. 101, num. 3, p. 763-773. DOI : 10.1111/1365-2745.12064.

How do subordinate and dominant species in semi-natural mountain grasslands relate to productivity and land-use change?

P. Mariotte; A. Buttler; F. Kohler; A. K. Gilgen; T. Spiegelberger 

Basic And Applied Ecology. 2013. Vol. 14, num. 3, p. 217-224. DOI : 10.1016/j.baae.2013.02.003.

The Response of the Mediterranean Gorgonian Eunicella singularis to Thermal Stress Is Independent of Its Nutritional Regime

L. Ezzat; P-L. Merle; P. Furla; A. Buttler; C. Ferrier-Pages 

Plos One. 2013. Vol. 8, num. 5. DOI : 10.1371/journal.pone.0064370.

Ammonia exposure promotes algal biomass in an ombrotrophic peatland

R. J. Payne; V. E. J. Jassey; I. D. Leith; L. J. Sheppard; N. B. Dise et al. 

Soil Biology & Biochemistry. 2013. Vol. 57, p. 936-938. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2012.09.012.

Biotic plant-soil feedbacks across temporal scales

P. Kardol; D. Deyn; B. Gerlinde; E. Laliberte; P. Mariotte et al. 

Journal Of Ecology. 2013. Vol. 101, num. 2, p. 309-315. DOI : 10.1111/1365-2745.12046.

Biogeochemical plant-soil microbe feedback in response to climate warming in peatlands

L. Bragazza; J. Parisod; A. Buttler; R. D. Bardgett 

Nature Climate Change. 2013. Vol. 3, num. 3, p. 273-277. DOI : 10.1038/Nclimate1781.

Holocene changes in climate and land use drove shifts in the diversity of testate amoebae in a subalpine pond

F. Oris; M. Lamentowicz; A. Genries; B. Mourier; O. Blarquez et al. 

Journal Of Paleolimnology. 2013. Vol. 49, num. 4, p. 633-646. DOI : 10.1007/s10933-013-9680-3.

The performance of single- and multi-proxy transfer functions (testate amoebae, bryophytes, vascular plants) for reconstructing mire surface wetness and pH

E. A. D. Mitchell; R. J. Payne; V. D. Knaap; O. Willem; L. Lamentowicz et al. 

Quaternary Research. 2013. Vol. 79, num. 1, p. 6-13. DOI : 10.1016/j.yqres.2012.08.004.

Factors modulating cottongrass seedling growth stimulation to enhanced nitrogen and carbon dioxide: compensatory tradeoffs in leaf dynamics and allocation to meet potassium-limited growth

A. Siegenthaler; A. Buttler; P. Grosvernier; J-M. Gobat; M. B. Nilsson et al. 

Oecologia. 2013. Vol. 171, num. 2, p. 557-570. DOI : 10.1007/s00442-012-2415-8.

Above- and belowground linkages in Sphagnum peatland: climate warming affects plant-microbial interactions

V. E. J. Jassey; G. Chiapusio; P. Binet; A. Buttler; F. Laggoun-Defarge et al. 

Global Change Biology. 2013. Vol. 19, num. 3, p. 811-823. DOI : 10.1111/gcb.12075.

Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi reduce the differences in competitiveness between dominant and subordinate plant species

P. Mariotte; C. Meugnier; D. Johnson; A. Thébault; T. Spiegelberger et al. 

Mycorrhiza. 2013. Vol. 23, num. 4, p. 267-277. DOI : 10.1007/s00572-012-0465-8.


Subalpine Pasture-Woodlands in a Changing Climate

K. S. Gavazov / A. Buttler; T. Spiegelberger (Dir.)  

Lausanne: EPFL, 2013. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-5989.

Book Chapters

Earthworm communities as indicators for evaluating floodplain restoration success.

R-C. Le Bayon; G. Bullinger-Weber; G. Jean-Michel; G. Claire 

Floodplains : Environmental Management, restoration and ecological implications; New York: Nova Science, 2013. p. 47-68.


Experimental response of Salix cuttings to sudden water table changing dynamics

L. Gorla; C. Signarbieux; P. Turberg; A. Buttler; P. Perona 

AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA,

Salix response to different flow regimes in controlled experiments: first results

L. Gorla; C. Signarbieux; P. Turberg; A. Buttler; P. Perona 

EGU General Assembly, Vienna, Austria,

Student Projects

Typologie de production maraîchère locale. La décroissance choisie comme essence d'un projet d'architecture au Pays d'Enhaut

F. A. Dal-Zotto 


Entre métamorphose et dormance, architecture.s d'une carrière à Ostermundigen (BE)

F. Rochat 



Journal Articles

Preservation of Wooded pastures in the Jura: climatic and agricultural Policy challenges

A. Buttler; K. Gavazov; A. Peringer; S. Siehoff; P. Mariotte et al. 

Agrarforschung Schweiz. 2012. Vol. 3, num. 7-8, p. 346-353.

Climate Change and Sustainable Land Use in the Mountain area

R. Huber; P. Bebi; S. Briner; H. Bugmann; A. Buttler et al. 

Agrarforschung Schweiz. 2012. Vol. 3, num. 7-8, p. 340-345.

Patterns of earthworm communities and species traits in relation to the perturbation gradient of a restored floodplain

B. Fournier; E. Samaritani; J. Shrestha; E. A. D. Mitchell; R-C. Le Bayon 

Applied Soil Ecology. 2012. Vol. 59, p. 87-95. DOI : 10.1016/j.apsoil.2012.03.015.

Quantifying Biomass Of Secondary Forest After Slash-And-Burn Cultivation In Central Menabe, Madagascar

O. Raharimalala; A. Buttler; R. Schlaepfer; J-M. Gobat 

Journal Of Tropical Forest Science. 2012. Vol. 24, num. 4, p. 474-489.

Complex interactions between spatial pattern of resident species and invasiveness of newly arriving species affect invasibility

A. Thebault; P. Stoll; A. Buttler 

Oecologia. 2012. Vol. 170, num. 4, p. 1133-1142. DOI : 10.1007/s00442-012-2376-y.

Using “bryophytes and their associated testate amoeba” microsystems as indicators of atmospheric pollution

C. Meyer; D. Gilbert; F. Gillet; M. Moskura; M. Franchi et al. 

Ecological Indicators. 2012. Vol. 13, num. 1, p. 144-151. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolind.2011.05.020.

Modern pollen rain and fungal spore assemblages from pasture woodlands around Lake Saint-Point (France)

B. Dietre; É. Gauthier; F. Gillet 

Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 2012. Vol. 186, p. 69-89. DOI : 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2012.07.002.

Structural relationships among vegetation, soil fauna and humus form in a subalpine forest ecosystem: a Hierarchical Multiple Factor Analysis (HMFA)

N. Bernier; F. Gillet 

Pedobiologia. 2012. Vol. 55, num. 6, p. 321-334. DOI : 10.1016/j.pedobi.2012.06.004.

A framework to implement Stakeholder participation in environmental projects

V. Luyet; R. Schlaepfer; M. Parlange; A. Buttler 

Journal of Environmental Management. 2012. Vol. 111, p. 213-219. DOI : 10.1016/j.jenvman.2012.06.026.

Glasshouse vs field experiments: do they yield ecologically similar results for assessing N impacts on peat mosses?

J. Limpens; G. Granath; R. Aerts; M. M. P. D. Heijmans; L. J. Sheppard et al. 

New Phytologist. 2012. Vol. 195, p. 408-418. DOI : 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2012.04157.x.

The relationship between plant species richness and soil aggregate stability can depend on disturbance

M. Pohl; F. Graf; A. Buttler; C. Rixen 

Plant And Soil. 2012. Vol. 355, p. 87-102. DOI : 10.1007/s11104-011-1083-5.

Plant traits across different habitats of the Italian Alps: a comparative analysis between native and alien species

M. Dainese; L. Bragazza 

Alpine Botany. 2012. Vol. 122, p. 11-21. DOI : 10.1007/s00035-012-0101-4.

Toward the use of testate amoeba functional traits as indicator of floodplain restoration success

B. Fournier; E. Malysheva; Y. Mazei; M. Moretti; E. A. D. Mitchell 

European Journal Of Soil Biology. 2012. Vol. 49, p. 85-91. DOI : 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2011.05.008.

Impact of farming practices on soil diatoms and testate amoebae: A pilot study in the DOK-trial at Therwil, Switzerland

T. J. Heger; F. Straub; E. A. D. Mitchell 

European Journal Of Soil Biology. 2012. Vol. 49, p. 31-36. DOI : 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2011.08.007.

High nitrogen deposition alters the decomposition of bog plant litter and reduces carbon accumulation

L. Bragazza; A. Buttler; J. Habermacher; L. Brancaleoni; R. Gerdol et al. 

Global Change Biology. 2012. Vol. 18, p. 1163-1172. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02585.x.

COI Barcoding of Nebelid Testate Amoebae (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida): Extensive Cryptic Diversity and Redefinition of the Hyalospheniidae Schultze

A. Kosakyan; T. J. Heger; B. S. Leander; M. Todorov; E. A. D. Mitchell et al. 

Protist. 2012. Vol. 163, p. 415-434. DOI : 10.1016/j.protis.2011.10.003.

Exclusion of root competition increases competitive abilities of subordinate plant species through root-shoot interactions

P. Mariotte; A. Buttler; D. Johnson; A. Thébault; C. Vandenberghe 

Journal of Vegetation Science. 2012. Vol. 23, num. 6, p. 1148-1158. DOI : 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2012.01432.x.

How do plant community ecologists consider the complementarity of observational, experimental and theoretical approaches ?

T. Spiegelberger; F. Gillet; B. Amiaud; A. Thébault; P. Mariotte et al. 

Plant Ecology And Evolution. 2012. Vol. 145, p. 4-12. DOI : 10.5091/plecevo.2012.699.

Patterns of bryophyte and vascular plant richness in European subalpine springs

L. Sekulova; M. Hajek; P. Hajkova; E. Mikulaskova; A. Buttler et al. 

Plant Ecology. 2012. Vol. 213, p. 237-249. DOI : 10.1007/s11258-011-9969-0.

Modelling the effect of size on the aerial dispersal of microorganisms

D. M. Wilkinson; S. Koumoutsaris; E. A. D. Mitchell; I. Bey 

Journal Of Biogeography. 2012. Vol. 39, p. 89-97. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02569.x.


Effects of Subordinate Plant Species in Plant and Soil Community Structure and Ecosystem Functioning

P. R. Mariotte / A. Buttler (Dir.)  

Lausanne: EPFL, 2012. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-5359.


Journal Articles

Non-stomatal limitations of photosynthesis in grassland species under artificial drought in the field

C. Signarbieux; U. Feller 

ENVIRONMENTAL AND EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY. 2011. Vol. 71, num. 2, p. 192-197. DOI : 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2010.12.003.

Human exposure to allergenic pollens: A comparison between urban and rural areas

F. Bosch-Cano; N. Bernard; B. Sudre; F. Gillet; M. Thibaudon et al. 

Environmental Research. 2011. Vol. 111, num. 5, p. 619-625. DOI : 10.1016/j.envres.2011.04.001.

Long-term effects of grazing exclusion on aboveground and belowground plant species diversity in a steppe of the Loess Plateau, China

L-P. Zhao 

Plant Ecology and Evolution. 2011. Vol. 144, num. 3, p. 313-320. DOI : 10.5091/plecevo.2011.617.

Response of herbaceous vegetation functional diversity to land use change across five sites in Europe and Israel

S. Lavorel; F. de Bello; K. Grigulis; J. Lepš; E. Garnier et al. 

Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution. 2011. Vol. 57, num. 1-2, p. 53-72. DOI : 10.1560/IJEE.57.1-2.53.

Assessing long-term land-use legacies in subalpine grasslands using a plant-trait based generic modelling framework

F. Quétier; S. Lavorel; P. Liancourt; A. Thébault; I. Davies 

Plant Ecology and Diversity. 2011. Vol. 4, num. 4, p. 391-402. DOI : 10.1080/17550874.2011.629232.

Earthworm communities in alluvial forests: Influence of altitude, vegetation stages and soil parameters

C. Salomé; C. Guenat; G. Bullinger-Weber; J-M. Gobat; R-C. Le Bayon 

Pedobiologia. 2011. Vol. 59, num. supplement, p. S89-S98. DOI : 10.1016/j.pedobi.2011.09.012.

Impact of flood deposits on earthworm communities in alder forests from a subalpine floodplain (Kandersteg, Switzerland)

G. Bullinger-Weber; C. Guenat; C. Salomé; J-M. Gobat; R-C. Le Bayon 

European Journal of Soil Biology. 2011. Vol. 49, p. 5-11. DOI : 10.1016/j.ejsobi.2011.08.001.

Highly Diverse and Seasonally Dynamic Protist Community in a Pristine Peat Bog

E. Lara; E. A. D. Mitchell; D. Moreira; P. L. Garcia 

Protist. 2011. Vol. 162, p. 14-32. DOI : 10.1016/j.protis.2010.05.003.

The perils of taxonomic inconsistency in quantitative palaeoecology: experiments with testate amoeba data

R. J. Payne; M. Lamentowicz; E. A. D. Mitchell 

Boreas. 2011. Vol. 40, p. 15-27. DOI : 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2010.00174.x.

Seasonal trends and temperature dependence of the snowfall/precipitation-day ratio in Switzerland

G. Serquet; C. Marty; J-P. Dulex; M. Rebetez 

Geophysical Research Letters. 2011. Vol. 38, p. -. DOI : 10.1029/2011GL046976.

Extreme temperature analysis under forest cover compared to an open field

J. Ferrez; A. C. Davison; M. Rebetez 

Agricultural And Forest Meteorology. 2011. Vol. 151, p. 992-1001. DOI : 10.1016/j.agrformet.2011.03.005.

Heterogeneity of soil carbon pools and fluxes in a channelized and a restored floodplain section (Thur River, Switzerland)

E. Samaritani; J. Shrestha; B. Fournier; E. Frossard; F. Gillet et al. 

Hydrology And Earth System Sciences. 2011. Vol. 15, p. 1757-1769. DOI : 10.5194/hess-15-1757-2011.

Experimental climate effect on seasonal variability of polyphenol/phenoloxidase interplay along a narrow fen-bog ecological gradient in Sphagnum fallax

V. E. J. Jassey; G. Chiapusio; D. Gilbert; A. Buttler; M-L. Toussaint et al. 

Global Change Biology. 2011. Vol. 17, p. 2945-2957. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2011.02437.x.

Chemical and Biological Gradients along the Damma Glacier Soil Chronosequence, Switzerland

S. M. Bernasconi; A. Bauder; B. Bourdon; I. Brunner; E. Buenemann et al. 

Vadose Zone Journal. 2011. Vol. 10, p. 867-883. DOI : 10.2136/vzj2010.0129.

Functional traits and root morphology of alpine plants

M. Pohl; R. Stroude; A. Buttler; C. Rixen 

Annals Of Botany. 2011. Vol. 108, p. 537-545. DOI : 10.1093/aob/mcr169.

Rediscovery of Nebela ansata (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida) in eastern North America: biogeographical implications

T. J. Heger; R. K. Booth; M. E. Sullivan; D. M. Wilkinson; B. G. Warner et al. 

Journal Of Biogeography. 2011. Vol. 38, p. 1897-1906. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02528.x.

Effects of short-term ecosystem experimental warming on water-extractable organic matter in an ombrotrophic Sphagnum peatland (Le Forbonnet, France)

F. Delarue; F. Laggoun-Defarge; A. Buttler; S. Gogo; V. E. J. Jassey et al. 

Organic Geochemistry. 2011. Vol. 42, p. 1016-1024. DOI : 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2011.07.005.

Establishment patterns in a secondary tree line ecotone

A. Peringer; G. Rosenthal 

Ecological Modelling. 2011. Vol. 222, p. 3120-3131. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2011.05.025.

A multi-proxy, high-resolution record of peatland development and its drivers during the last millennium from the subalpine Swiss Alps

W. O. van der Knaap; M. Lamentowicz; J. F. N. van Leeuwen; S. Hangartner; M. Leuenberger et al. 

Quaternary Science Reviews. 2011. Vol. 30, p. 3467-3480. DOI : 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.06.017.

Invasion and eradication of a competitively superior species in heterogeneous landscapes

S. Vuilleumier; A. Buttler; N. Perrin; J. M. Yearsley 

Ecological Modelling. 2011. Vol. 222, p. 398-406. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2010.09.037.

Holocene history of Lac des Lauzons (2180 m a.s.l.), reconstructed from multiproxy analyses of Coleoptera, plant macroremains and pollen (Hautes-Alpes, France)

P. Ponel; M. Court-Picon; M. Badura; F. Guiter; J-L. de Beaulieu et al. 

Holocene. 2011. Vol. 21, p. 565-582. DOI : 10.1177/0959683610385725.

Seasonal Net Ecosystem Carbon Exchange of a Regenerating Cutaway Bog: How Long Does it Take to Restore the C-Sequestration Function?

E. Samaritani; A. Siegenthaler; M. Yli-Petays; A. Buttler; P-A. Christin et al. 

Restoration Ecology. 2011. Vol. 19, p. 480-489. DOI : 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2010.00662.x.

Nutrient stoichiometry in Sphagnum along a nitrogen deposition gradient in highly polluted region of Central-East Europe

M. Jirousek; M. Hajek; L. Bragazza 

Environmental Pollution. 2011. Vol. 159, p. 585-590. DOI : 10.1016/j.envpol.2010.10.004.

Evaluating the 'conservative' behavior of stable isotopic ratios (delta C-13, delta N-15, and delta O-18) in humic acids and their reliability as paleoenvironmental proxies along a peat sequence

C. Zaccone; G. Casiello; F. Longobardi; L. Bragazza; A. Sacco et al. 

Chemical Geology. 2011. Vol. 285, p. 124-132. DOI : 10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.03.018.

Climatic modifiers of the response to nitrogen deposition in peat-forming Sphagnum mosses: a meta-analysis

J. Limpens; G. Granath; U. Gunnarsson; R. Aerts; S. Bayley et al. 

New Phytologist. 2011. Vol. 191, p. 496-507. DOI : 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2011.03680.x.

Relationship between tourism demand in the Swiss Alps and hot summer air temperatures associated with climate change

G. Serquet; M. Rebetez 

Climatic Change. 2011. Vol. 108, p. 291-300. DOI : 10.1007/s10584-010-0012-6.

Comparison between open-site and below-canopy climatic conditions in Switzerland for different types of forests over 10 years (1998-2007)

V. Renaud; J. Innes; M. Dobbertin; M. Rebetez 

Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 2011. Vol. 105, num. 1, p. 119-127. DOI : 10.1007/s00704-010-0361-0.

Modelling natural disturbances in forest ecosystems: a review

R. Seidl; P. M. Fernandes; T. F. Fonseca; F. Gillet; A. M. Jönsson et al. 

Ecological Modelling. 2011. Vol. 222, num. 4, p. 903-924. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2010.09.040.

Heterogeneity of soil carbon pools and fluxes in a channelized and a restored floodplain section (Thur River, Switzerland)

E. Samaritani; J. Shrestha; B. Fournier; E. Frossard; F. Gillet et al. 

Hydrology and Earth System Sciences Discussions. 2011. Vol. 8, num. 1, p. 1059-1091. DOI : 10.5194/hessd-8-1059-2011.

Polyploidy and invasion success: trait trade-offs in native and introduced cytotypes of two Asteraceae species

A. Thébault; F. Gillet; H. Müller-Schärer; A. Buttler 

Plant Ecology. 2011. Vol. 212, num. 2, p. 315-325. DOI : 10.1007/s11258-010-9824-8.

COI gene reveals size-dependent high dispersal and low intra-specific diversity in free-living terrestrial protists (Euglyphida; Assulina)

E. Lara; T. J. Heger; E. Mitchell 

Journal of Biogeography. 2011. Vol. 38, num. 4, p. 640-650. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2010.02426.x.

Comparing COI and SSU rDNA barcodes for assessing the diversity and phylogenetic relationships of cyphoderiid testate amoebae (Rhizaria: Euglyphida)

T. Heger; J. Pawlowski; E. Lara; B. Leander; M. Todorov et al. 

Protist. 2011. Vol. 162, num. 1, p. 131-141. DOI : 10.1016/j.protis.2010.05.002.


Numerical Ecology with R

D. Borcard; F. Gillet; P. Legendre 

New York: Springer, 2011.


Ecological Controls of Aerobic and Anaerobic Microbial Activities and Potential Impacts on Greenhouse Gases in Regenerating Peatlands

A. Siegenthaler / A. Buttler; E. Mitchell (Dir.)  

Lausanne: EPFL, 2011. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-4985.


DNA extraction from soil samples: Time for high throughput efficacy

P. Rossi; H. Winteler; C. Pasche; T. Schagat; C. Meugnier et al. 

4th Swiss Microbial Ecology (SME) Meeting, Engelberg, Switzerland, February 2 - 4, 2011.


Journal Articles

Competitive advantage of Rumex obtusifolius L. might increase in intensively managed temperate grasslands under drier climate

A. K. Gilgen; C. Signarbieux; U. Feller; N. Buchmann 

AGRICULTURE ECOSYSTEMS & ENVIRONMENT. 2010. Vol. 135, num. 1-2, p. 15-23. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2009.08.004.

Reduced early growing season freezing resistance in alpine treeline plants under elevated atmospheric CO

M. Martin; K. Gavazov; C. Körner; S. Hättenschwiler; C. Rixen 

Global Change Biology. 2010. Vol. 16, num. 3, p. 1057-1070. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01987.x.

Leaching and transformability of transgenic DNA in unsaturated soil columns

J. Pote; M. T. Ceccherini; W. Rosselli; W. Wildi; P. Simonet et al. 

Ecotoxicology And Environmental Safety. 2010. Vol. 73, p. 67-72. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2009.09.009.

The Environmental Clade LKM11 and Rozella Form the Deepest Branching Clade of Fungi

E. Lara; D. Moreira; P. Lopez-Garcia 

Protist. 2010. Vol. 161, p. 116-121. DOI : 10.1016/j.protis.2009.06.005.

Have we underestimated the importance of humans in the biogeography of free-living terrestrial microorganisms?

D. M. Wilkinson 

Journal Of Biogeography. 2010. Vol. 37, p. 393-397. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2009.02236.x.

Retention and hydrolysable fraction of atmospherically deposited nitrogen in two contrasting forest soils in Switzerland

I. Morier; P. Schleppi; M. Saurer; I. Providoli; C. Guenat 

European Journal Of Soil Science. 2010. Vol. 61, p. 197-206. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2010.01226.x.

Testate amoeba analysis of lake sediments: impact of filter size and total count on estimates of density, species richness and assemblage structure

A. A. J. Wall; D. Gilbert; M. Magny; E. A. D. Mitchell 

Journal Of Paleolimnology. 2010. Vol. 43, p. 689-704. DOI : 10.1007/s10933-009-9360-5.

Contrasting Species-Environment Relationships in Communities of Testate Amoebae, Bryophytes and Vascular Plants Along the Fen-Bog Gradient

M. Lamentowicz; L. Lamentowicz; W. O. van der Knaap; M. Gabka; E. A. D. Mitchell 

Microbial Ecology. 2010. Vol. 59, num. 3, p. 499-510. DOI : 10.1007/s00248-009-9617-6.

Effects of climatic change and bog development on Holocene tufa formation in the Lorze Valley (central Switzerland)

M. Wehrli; E. A. D. Mitchell; W. O. van der Knaap; B. Ammann; W. Tinner 

Holocene. 2010. Vol. 20, p. 325-336. DOI : 10.1177/0959683609351901.

Is There a Size Limit for Cosmopolitan Distribution in Free-Living Microorganisms? A Biogeographical Analysis of Testate Amoebae from Polar Areas

J. Yang; H. G. Smith; T. N. Sherratt; D. M. Wilkinson 

Microbial Ecology. 2010. Vol. 59, p. 635-645. DOI : 10.1007/s00248-009-9615-8.

Isotopic analysis of cyanobacterial nitrogen fixation associated with subarctic lichen and bryophyte species

K. S. Gavazov; N. A. Soudzilovskaia; R. S. P. van Logtestijn; M. Braster; J. H. C. Cornelissen 

Plant And Soil. 2010. Vol. 333, p. 507-517. DOI : 10.1007/s11104-010-0374-6.

Relationships between Local Climate and Hydrology in Sphagnum Mire: Implications for Palaeohydrological Studies and Ecosystem Management

S. Slowinska; M. Slowinski; M. Lamentowicz 

Polish Journal Of Environmental Studies. 2010. Vol. 19, p. 779-787.

Response of testate amoeba assemblages to environmental and climatic changes during the Lateglacial-Holocene transition at Lake Lautrey (Jura Mountains, eastern France)

A. A. J. Wall; M. Magny; E. A. D. Mitchell; B. Vanniere; D. Gilbert 

Journal Of Quaternary Science. 2010. Vol. 25, p. 945-956. DOI : 10.1002/jqs.1377.

Testate Amoebae and Nutrient Cycling with Particular Reference to Soils

D. M. Wilkinson; E. A. D. Mitchell 

Geomicrobiology Journal. 2010. Vol. 27, p. 520-533. DOI : 10.1080/01490451003702925.

Looking for differences in wood properties as a function of the felling date: lunar phase-correlated variations in the drying behavior of Norway Spruce (Picea abies Karst.) and Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.)

E. Zuercher; R. Schlaepfer; M. Conedera; F. Giudici 

Trees-Structure And Function. 2010. Vol. 24, p. 31-41. DOI : 10.1007/s00468-009-0376-2.

Increasing storm damage to forests in Switzerland from 1858 to 2007

T. Usbeck; T. Wohlgemuth; M. Dobbertin; C. Pfister; A. Bürgi et al. 

Agricultural and Forest Meteorology -Amsterdam- Elsevier-. 2010. Vol. 150, p. 47-55. DOI : 10.1016/j.agrformet.2009.08.010.

Soil-vegetation patterns in secondary slash and burn successions in Central Menabe, Madagascar

O. Raharimalala; A. Buttler; C. D. Ramohavelo; S. Razanaka; J-P. Sorg et al. 

Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 2010. Vol. 139, num. 1-2, p. 150-158. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2010.07.013.

Simulation tools for decision support to adaptive forest management in Europe

B. Muys; J. Hynynen; M. Palahí; M. J. Lexer; M. Fabrika et al. 

Forest Systems. 2010. Vol. 19, p. 86-99.

Effect of dung deposition on small-scale patch structure and seasonal vegetation dynamics in mountain pastures

F. Gillet; F. Kohler; C. Vandenberghe; A. Buttler 

Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 2010. Vol. 135, num. 1-2, p. 34-41. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2009.08.006.

Community development along a proglacial chronosequence: are above-ground and below-ground community structure controlled more by biotic than abiotic factors?

M. L. Carlson; L. A. Flagstad; F. Gillet; E. A. D. Mitchell 

Journal of Ecology. 2010. Vol. 98, num. 5, p. 1084-1095. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2010.01699.x.

Long-term dynamics of aboveground fungal communities in a subalpine Norway spruce forest under elevated nitrogen input

F. Gillet; M. Peter; F. Ayer; R. Bütler; S. Egli 

Oecologia. 2010. Vol. 164, num. 2, p. 499-510. DOI : 10.1007/s00442-010-1668-3.

Restoration of Threatened Arable Weed Communities in Abandoned Mountainous Crop Fields

F. Kohler; C. Vandenberghe; R. Imstepf; F. Gillet 

Restoration Ecology. 2010. Vol. 19, num. 101, p. 62-69. DOI : 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2009.00641.x.

Species-specific effects of polyploidisation and plant traits of Centaurea maculosa and Senecio inaequidens on rhizosphere microorganisms

A. Thébault; B. Frey; E. Mitchell; A. Buttler 

Oecologia. 2010. Vol. 163, p. 1011-1020. DOI : 10.1007/s00442-010-1598-0.

Litter- and ecosystem-driven decomposition under elevated CO2 and enhanced N deposition in a Sphagnum peatland

A. Siegenthaler; A. Buttler; L. Bragazza; E. Van der Heijden; P. Grosvernier et al. 

Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 2010. Vol. 42, num. 6, p. 968-977. DOI : 10.1016/j.soilbio.2010.02.016.

Resilience of acid subalpine grassland to short-term liming and fertilisation

T. Spiegelberger; C. Deléglise; S. DeDanieli; C. Bernard-Brunet 

Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment. 2010. Vol. 137, p. 158-162. DOI : 10.1016/j.agee.2010.01.017.

Molecular phylogeny of euglyphid testate amoebae (Cercozoa: Euglyphida) suggests transitions between marine supralittoral and freshwater/terrestrial environments are infrequent

T. J. Heger; E. A. D. Mitchell; M. Todorov; V. Golemansky; E. Lara et al. 

Molecular phylogenetics and evolution. 2010. Vol. 55, num. 1, p. 113-122. DOI : 10.1016/j.ympev.2009.11.023.

A rapid response of testate amoebae and vegetation to inundation of a kettle hole mire

M. Lamentowicz; M. Obremska 

Journal of Paleolimnology. 2010. Vol. 43, num. 3, p. 499-511. DOI : 10.1007/s10933-009-9347-2.

A near-annual palaeohydrological study based on testate amoebae from a sub-alpine mire: surface wetness and the role of climate during the instrumental period

M. Lamentowicz; W. Van Der Knaap; Ł. Lamentowicz; J. F. N. Van Leeuwen; E. A. D. Mitchell et al. 

Journal of Quaternary Science. 2010. Vol. 25, num. 2, p. 190-202. DOI : 10.1002/jqs.1295.


A review of habitat thresholds for dead wood: a baseline for management recommendations in European forests

J. Mueller; R. Buetler 

European Journal Of Forest Research. 2010. Vol. 129, p. 981-992. DOI : 10.1007/s10342-010-0400-5.

Dynamics of alpine plant litter decomposition in a changing climate

K. S. Gavazov 

Plant And Soil. 2010. Vol. 337, num. 1-2, p. 19-32. DOI : 10.1007/s11104-010-0477-0.


Comparaison des caractéristiques climatiques sous couvert forestier et hors couvert

V. Renaud / A. Buttler; M. Rebetez (Dir.)  

Lausanne: EPFL, 2010. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-4795.

How Does Plant Diversity Affect Soil Aggregate Stability and Erosion Processes in Disturbed Alpine Ecosystems?

M. Pohl / A. Buttler; C. Körner (Dir.)  

Lausanne: EPFL, 2010. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-4739.

Biogeography, Evolution and Diversity of Free-Living Protists

T. J. Heger / A. Buttler; E. Mitchell (Dir.)  

Lausanne: EPFL, 2010. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-4717.

Book Chapters

Arcellinida testate amoebae (Arcellinida: Amoebozoa): model of organisms for assessing microbial biogeography

T. Heger; E. Lara; E. Mitchell 

The importance of being small; Cambridge University Press, 2010.


Journal Articles

The PASTO project: an innovative agricultural system of practices for mountain regions

V. Mieville-Ott; M. Meisser; A. Chassot; F. Frelechoux 

Revue Suisse D Agriculture. 2009. Vol. 41, p. 125-129.

An analysis of the July 2006 heatwave extent in Europe compared to the record year of 2003

M. Rebetez; O. Dupont; M. Giroud 

Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 2009. DOI : 10.1007/s00704-007-0370-9.

Comparison between open-site and below-canopy climatic conditions in Switzerland during the exceptionally hot summer of 2003

V. Renaud; M. Rebetez 

Agricultural and Forest Meteorology -Amsterdam- Elsevier-. 2009. Vol. 149, p. 873-880. DOI : 10.1016/j.agrformet.2008.11.006.

Statistical Assessment of Variability of Terminal Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism Analysis Applied to Complex Microbial Communities

P. Rossi; F. Gillet; E. Rohrbach; N. Diaby; C. Holliger 

Applied and Environmental Microbiology. 2009. Vol. 75, num. 22, p. 7268-7270. DOI : 10.1128/AEM.00135-09.

Multidisciplinary approach to reconstructing local pastoral activities: an example from the Pyrenean Mountains (Pays Basqueq)

F. Mazier; D. Galop; M. J. Gaillard; C. Rendu; C. Cugny et al. 

Holocene. 2009. Vol. 19, p. 171-188. DOI : 10.1177/0959683608098956.

Identifying Conservation and Restoration Priorities for Saproxylic and Old-Growth Forest Species: A Case Study in Switzerland

T. Lachat; R. Buetler 

Environmental Management. 2009. Vol. 44, p. 105-118. DOI : 10.1007/s00267-009-9281-0.

Influence of livestock grazing on meadow pipit foraging behaviour in upland grassland

C. Vandenberghe; G. Prior; N. Littlewood; R. Brooker; R. Pakeman 

BASIC AND APPLIED ECOLOGY. 2009. Vol. 10, p. 662-670. DOI : 10.1016/j.baae.2009.03.009.

Does the strength of facilitation by nurse shrubs depend on grazing resistance of tree saplings?

C. Vandenberghe; C. Smit; M. Pohl; A. Buttler; F. Freléchoux 

BASIC AND APPLIED ECOLOGY. 2009. Vol. 10, p. 427-436. DOI : 10.1016/j.baae.2008.08.009.

Multiproxy study of anthropogenic and climatic changes in the last two millennia from a small mire in central Poland

M. Lamentowicz; Z. Balwierz; J. Forysiak; M. Kloss; M. Płóciennik et al. 

Hydrobiologia. 2009. Vol. 631, p. 213-230. DOI : 10.1007/s10750-009-9812-y.

Multiproxy evidence of Little Ice Age palaeoenvironmental changes in a peat bog from northern Poland

F. De Vleeschouwer; N. Piotrowska; J. Sikorski; J. Pawlyta; A. Cheburkin et al. 

The Holocene. 2009. Vol. 19, num. 4, p. 625-637. DOI : 10.1177/0959683609104027.

Leaf traits capture the effects of land use changes and climate on litter decomposability of grasslands across Europe

C. Fortunel; E. Garnier; R. Joffre; E. Kazakou; H. Quested et al. 

Ecology. 2009. Vol. 90, num. 3, p. 598-611. DOI : 10.1890/08-0418.1.

Sawdust addition reduces the productivity of nitrogen-enriched mountain grasslands

T. Spiegelberger; D. Matthies; H. Müller-Schärer; U. Schaffner 

Restoration Ecology. 2009. Vol. 17, p. 865-872.

The curse of taxonomic uncertainty in biogeographical studies of free-living terrestrial protists: a case study of testate amoebae from Amsterdam Island

T. Heger; E. Mitchell; P. Ledeganck; S. Vincke; B. Van de Vijver et al. 

Journal of Biogeography. 2009. Vol. 36, num. 9, p. 1551-1560. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2009.02094.x.

Morphology, Biometry, and Taxonomy of Freshwater and Marine Interstitial Cyphoderia (Cercozoa: Euglyphida)

M. Todorov; V. Golemansky; E. Mitchell; T. Heger 

Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 2009. Vol. 56, num. 3, p. 279-289. DOI : 10.1111/j.1550-7408.2009.00394.x.

Climate- and human-induced hydrological change since AD 800 in an ombrotrophic mire in Pomerania (N Poland) tracked by testate amoebae, macro-fossils, pollen, and tree-rings of pine

M. Lamentowicz; K. Milecka; M. Galka; A. Cedro; J. Pawlyta et al. 

Boreas. 2009. Vol. 38, num. 2, p. 214-229. DOI : 10.1111/j.1502-3885.2008.00047.x.


Stratégies villageoises pour la gestion des paysages forestiers du Menabe Central, Madagascar

C. Dirac Ramohavelo / A. Buttler; J-P. Sorg (Dir.)  

Lausanne: EPFL, 2009. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-4400.

Resistance of plant communities to invasive species

A. Thébault / A. Buttler (Dir.)  

Lausanne: EPFL, 2009. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-4389.

Book Chapters

Plant litter decomposition and nutrient release in peatlands

L. Bragazza; A. Buttler; A. Siegenthaler; E. Mitchell 

Northern peatlands and carbon cycling; American Geophysical Union, 2009. p. 299 pp..


Contrasted relationships between type I and type II methanotrophs, the conditions found in typical regeneration stages across European peatlands and the elapsed time since abandonment of the peat cutting

A. Siegenthaler; A. Buttler; R. Artz; A. Francez; E. Samaritani et al. 

The 2nd International Symposium on Carbon in peatlands, Prague, Czech Republic, September 25-30, 2009.

Various litter species and high water-table levels hamper type II methanotrophs in a bare peatland regeneration experiment

A. Siegenthaler; A. Gattinger; A. Francez; D. Gilbert; M. Tonolla et al. 

The 2nd International Symposium on Carbon in peatlands, Prague, Czech Republic, September 25-30, 2009.


Journal Articles

Modelling vegetation dynamics in heterogeneous pasture-woodland landscapes

F. Gillet 

Ecological Modelling. 2008. Vol. 217, num. 1-2, p. 1-18. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2008.05.013.

At what spatial scale do high-quality habitats enhance the diversity of forbs and pollinators in intensively farmed landscapes?

F. Kohler; J. Verhulst; R. van Klink; D. Kleijn 

Journal Of Applied Ecology. 2008. Vol. 45, p. 753-762. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2007.01394.x.

Modelling the impact of flooding stress on the growth performance of woody species using fuzzy logic

C. Glenz; I. Iorgulescu; F. Kienast; R. Schlaepfer 

Ecological Modelling. 2008. Vol. 218, p. 18-28. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2008.06.008.

The influence of competition from herbaceous vegetation and shade on simulated browsing tolerance of coniferous and deciduous saplings

C. Vandenberghe; F. Freléchoux; A. Buttler 

OIKOS. 2008. Vol. 117, p. 415-423. DOI : 10.1111/j.2007.0030-1299.16264.x.

The impact of soil temperature increase on organic matter and faunal properties in a frozen calcareous scree in the French Alps

N. Cassagne; T. Spiegelberger; L. Cecillon; B. Juvy; J-J. Brun 

Geoderma. 2008. Vol. 146, p. 239-247. DOI : 10.1016/j.geoderma.2008.05.028.

Functional microbial diversity in regenerating cutover peatlands responds to vegetation succession

R. Artz; S. Chapman; A. Siegenthaler; E. Mitchell; A. Buttler et al. 

Journal of Applied Ecology. 2008. Vol. 45, p. 1799-1809.

Îlots de sénescence et arbres-habitat pour augmenter la biodiversité en forêt

T. Lachat; R. Bütler 

La Forêt. 2008. Vol. 6, p. 20-21.

Vegetation-environment relationships in peatlands dominated by Sphagnum fallax (Klinggr.) Klinggr. in Western Poland

M. Gabka; M. Lamentowicz 

Folia Geobotanica. 2008. Vol. 43, p. 413-429. DOI : 10.1007/s12224-008-9023-8.

Testate amoebae ecology and a local transfer function from a peatland in western Poland

L. Lamentowicz; M. Lamentowicz; M. Gabka 

Wetlands. 2008. Vol. 28, num. 1, p. 164. DOI : 10.1672/07-92.1.

Human and climatic impact on mires: a case study of Les Amburnex mire, Swiss Jura Mountains

P. Sjögren; M. Lamentowicz 

Vegetation History and Archaeobotany. 2008. Vol. 17, p. 185-197. DOI : 10.1007/s00334-007-0095-9.

Dynamics of atmospheric N deposition in a temperate calcareous forest soil

I. Morier Jaquet; C. Guenat; R. Siegwolf; J-C. Védy; P. Schleppi 

Journal of Environmental Quality. 2008. Vol. 37, num. 6, p. 2012-2021. DOI : 10.2134/jeq2007.0563.

N-15 immobilization in forest soil: a sterilization experiment coupled with (15)CPMAS NMR spectroscopy

I. Morier; P. Schleppi; R. Siegwolf; H. Knicker; C. Guenat 

European Journal Of Soil Science. 2008. Vol. 59, p. 467-475. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2389.2007.00998.x.

Determinants for the conservation of a vulnerable fire-dependent species at its marginal range

M. Moretti; C. Staehli; F. Gillet 

Plant Ecology. 2008. Vol. 199, num. 1, p. 89-98. DOI : 10.1007/s11258-008-9414-1.

Ecological determinants of fungal diversity on dead wood in European forests

N. Küffer; F. Gillet; B. Senn-Irlet; M. Aragno; D. Job 

Fungal Diversity. 2008. Vol. 30, p. 83-95.

Leaf area index for northern and eastern North America ad the Last Glacial Maximum: A data-model comparison

J. W. Williams; L. M. Gonzales; J. O. Kaplan 

Global Ecology and Biogeography. 2008. Vol. 17, num. 1, p. 122-134. DOI : 10.1111/j.1466-8238.2007.00349.x.

A pilot study on the pollen representation of mountain valley vegetation in the central Alps

P. Sjögren; W. O. Van der Knaap; J. O. Kaplan; J. F. N. van Leeuwen; B. Ammann 

Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 2008. Vol. 149, num. 3-4, p. 208-218.

Impact of abundance weighting on the response of seed traits to climate and land use

R. J. Pakeman; E. Garnier; S. Lavorel; P. Ansquer; H. Castro et al. 

Journal of Ecology. 2008. Vol. 96, p. 355-366. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2007.01336.x.

Last millennium palaeoenvironmental changes from a Baltic bog (Poland) inferred from stable isotopes, pollen, plant macrofossils and testate amoebae

M. Lamentowicz; A. Cedro; M. Galka; T. Goslar; G. Miotk-Szpiganowicz et al. 

Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 2008. Vol. 265, p. 93-106. DOI : 10.1016/j.palaeo.2008.04.023.

Autogenic succession, land-use change, and climatic influences on the Holocene development of a kettle hole mire in Northern Poland

M. Lamentowicz; M. Obremska; E. Mitchell 

Review of Paleobotany and Palynology. 2008. Vol. 151, num. 1-2, p. 21-40.. DOI : 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2008.01.009.

The fixation of locally beneficial alleles in a metapopulation

S. Vuilleumier; J. M. Yearsley; N. Perrin 

Genetics. 2008. Vol. 178, num. 1, p. 467-475. DOI : 10.1534/genetics.107.081166.

Potential implications of differential preservation of testate amoebae shells for paleoenvironmental reconstruction in peatlands

E. A. Mitchell; R. J. Payne; M. Lamentowicz 

Journal of Palaeolimnology. 2008. Vol. 40, p. 603-618. DOI : 10.1007/s10933-007-9185-z.

Monthly air temperature trends in Switzerland 1901-2000 and 1975-2004

M. Rebetez; M. Reinhard 

Theor. Appl. Climatol.. 2008. Vol. 91, num. 1, p. 27-34. DOI : 10.1007/s00704-007-0296-2.

Effect of Lead Pollution on Testate Amoebae Communities living in Sphagnum fallax: an experimental study

H. Nguyen-Viet; N. Bernard; E. Mitchell; P-M. Badot; D. Gilbert 

Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety. 2008. Vol. 69, num. 1, p. 130-138. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecoenv.2007.02.007.

Testate amoebae analysis in ecological and paleoecological studies of wetlands: past, present and future

E. Mitchell; D. Charman; B. Warner 

Biodiversity and Conservation. 2008. Vol. 17, num. 9, p. 2115-2137. DOI : 10.1007/s10531-007-9221-3.

Cutover peatland regeneration assessment using organic matter and microbial indicators (bacteria and testate amoebae)

F. Lagoun-Defarge; E. Mitchell; D. Gilbert; J-R. Disnar; L. Comont et al. 

Journal of Applied Ecology. 2008. Vol. 45, num. 2, p. 716-727. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2664.2007.01436.x.

Assessing functional diversity in the field -methodology matters!

S. Lavorel; K. Grigulis; S. McIntyre; D. Garden; N. Williams et al. 

Functional Ecology. 2008. Vol. 22, num. 1, p. 134-147. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-2435.2007.01339.x.

Ribosomal RNA Genes Challenge the Monophyly of the Hyalospheniidae (Amoebozoa: Arcellinida)

E. Lara; T. Heger; M. Lamentowicz; E. Mitchell 

Protist. 2008. Vol. 159, p. 165-176. DOI : 10.1016/j.protis.2007.09.003.

Conference Papers

Pollen productivity estimates and relevant source area of pollen for selected plant taxa in a pasture woodland landscape of the Jura Mountains (Switzerland)

F. Mazier; A. Brostrom; M-J. Gaillard; S. Sugita; P. Vittoz et al. 

2008. 1st Joint Hite-Pollandcal Conference, Umea, SWEDEN, Nov 13-14, 2005. p. 479-495. DOI : 10.1007/s00334-008-0143-0.

Book Chapters

Ecological models of plant competition

F. Gillet 

Encyclopedia of Ecology; Oxford: Elsevier, 2008. p. 2783-2793.

Late Quaternary-Holocene vegetation modeling

J. O. Kaplan 

Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments; New York: Springer, 2008.

The Swiss mountain wooded pastures: patterns and processes

A. Buttler; F. Kohler; F. Gillet 

Agroforestry in Europe; Springer, 2008.

Separating natural and anthropogenic influences on past ecosystems: The testate amoebae and quantitative paleoenvironmental reconstruction

E. Mitchell 

Comparative Archeology and Paleoclimatology: Sociocultural Responses to a Changing World?; BAR (British Archaeological Reports), Archaeopress, 2008.


Untangling microbial rRNA from oligotrophic environments

A. Siegenthaler; M. Tonolla 

BNF research seminars, University of Bern, January 25, 2008.


Journal Articles

Nurse plants, tree saplings and grazing pressure: decreasing facilitation along a biotic environmental gradient

C. Smit; C. Vandenberghe; J. den Ouden; H. Müller-Shärer 

OECOLOGIA. 2007. Vol. 152, p. 265-273. DOI : 10.1007/s00442-006-0650-6.

Succession secondaire et perte de diversité végétale après réduction du broutage dans un pâturage boisé des Alpes centrales suisses

F. Freléchoux; M. Meisser; F. Gillet 

Botanica Helvetica. 2007. Vol. 114, p. 37-56. DOI : 10.1007/s00035-007-0791-1.

Satellite cartography of atmospheric methane from SCIAMACHY onboard ENVISAT: (II) Comparison with inverse model simulations

P. Bergamaschi; C. Frankenberg; J. F. Meirink; M. Krol; F. Dentener et al. 

Journal of Geophysical Research. 2007. Vol. 112, p. D02304. DOI : 10.1029/2006JD007268.

Biochange : changements climatiques et forêts de notre région: du lac Léman au Marchairuz

I. Morier; C. Guenat 

La forêt. 2007. Vol. 7/8, p. 20-21.

Influence of some physicochemical and biological parameters on soil structure in alluvial soils

G. Bullinger-Weber; R. Le Bayon; C. Guenat; J. Gobat 

European Journal of Soil Biology. 2007. Vol. 43, p. 57-70.

Relationship between testate amoebae and atmospheric heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Zn, Ni, Cu, Mn and Fe) accumulated in the moss Barbula indica Hanoi, Vietnam

H. Nguyen-Viet; N. Bernard; E. Mitchell; J. Cortet; P-M. Badot et al. 

Microbial Ecology. 2007. Vol. 53, num. 1, p. 53-65. DOI : 10.1007/s00248-006-9108-y.

Testate amoebae-environment relationships and a hydrological transfer function from mires in the Central Rhodope Mountains, Greece

R. Payne; E. Mitchell 

Protist. 2007. Vol. 158, num. 2, p. 159-171. DOI : 10.1016/j.protis.2006.11.003.

Effects of experimental lead pollution on the microbial communities associated to Sphagnum fallax (Bryophyta)

H. Nguyen-Viet; N. Bernard; E. Mitchell; P-M. Badot; D. Gilbert 

Microbial Ecology. 2007. Vol. 54, num. 2, p. 232-241. DOI : 10.1007/s00248-006-9192-z.

Palaeoecological evidence for anthropogenic acidification of a kettle-hole peatland in northern Poland

M. Lamentowicz; K. Tobolski; E. Mitchell 

The Holocene. 2007. Vol. 17, num. 8, p. 1185-1196. DOI : 10.1177/0959683607085123.

Short-term effects of cattle browsing on tree sapling growth in mountain wooded pastures

C. Vandenberghe; F. Freléchoux; M-A. Moravie; F. Gadallah; A. Buttler 

Plant Ecology. 2007. Vol. 188, p. 253-264. DOI : 10.1007/s11258-006-9160-1.

Assessing the Effects of Land-use Change on Plant Traits, Communities and Ecosystem Functioning in Grasslands: A Standardized Methodology and Lessons from an Application to 11 European Sites

E. Garnier; S. Lavorel; P. Ansquer; H. Castro; P. Cruz et al. 

Annals of Botany. 2007. Vol. 99, num. 5, p. 967-985. DOI : 10.1093/aob/mcl215.

SSU rRNA reveals a sequential increase in shell complexity among the Euglyphid testate amoebae (Rhizaria: Euglyphida)

E. Lara; T. Heger; E. Mitchell; R. Meisterfeld; F. Ekelund 

Protist. 2007. Vol. 158, p. 229-237.

How patch configuration affects the impact of disturbances on metapopulation persistence

S. Vuilleumier; C. Wilcox; B. Cairns; H. P. Possingham 

Theoretical Population Biology. 2007. Vol. 72, num. 1, p. 77-85. DOI : 10.1016/j.tpb.2006.11.001.

Log decay of Picea abies in the Swiss Jura mountains of central Europe

R. Bütler; L. Patty; C. Le Bayon; C. Guenat; R. Schlaepfer 

Forest Ecology and Management. 2007. Vol. 242, p. 791-799.

Landscape structure affects dispersal in the greater white-toothed shrew: inference between genetic and simulated ecological distances

S. Vuilleumier; P. Fontanillas 

Ecological Modelling. 2007. Vol. 201, num. 3-4, p. 369-376. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2006.10.002.

Invasion an fixation of sex-reversal genes

S. Vuilleumier; R. Lande; J. J. M. van Alphen; O. Seehausen 

Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 2007. Vol. 20, p. 913-920. DOI : 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2007.01311.x.


Simulation modelling of ecological hierarchies in constructive dynamical systems

C. Ratzé; F. Gillet; J-P. Müller; K. Stoffel 

Ecological Complexity. 2007. Vol. 4, num. 1-2, p. 13-25. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecocom.2007.02.014.


Ecological response of a multi-purpose river development project using macro-invertebrates richness and fish habitat value

M. Pellaud / R. Schlaepfer; A. Buttler (Dir.)  

Lausanne: EPFL, 2007. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-3807.


Are Sphagnum-dominated regenerating cutover bogs C sinks or not? A study in the Swiss Jura Mountains with predictions of climate change impacts on the C balance

E. Samaritani; A. Siegenthaler; M. Yli-Petäys; A. Buttler; Christin et al. 

Carbon in Peatlands: State-of-the-Art and Future Research, Wagenningen, The Netherlands, April 15-18, 2007.


Plantes envahissantes: interaction entre les traits des espèces et la résistance de la communauté végétale

A. Thébault; F. Gillet; A. Buttler 

2èmes rencontres francophones sur les invasions biologiques et traits d'histoire de vie: variabilité, plasiticité et adaptation, Rennes, France, 14-16 November.

Colonization and invasion in European grasslands:Interaction between species traits and community resistance

A. Thébault 

Colonization vs. Invasion: do the same traits matter?, Ascona, Switzerland, February 25th to march 2nd.


Journal Articles

Flooding tolerance of Central European tree and shrub species

C. Glenz; R. Schlaepfer; I. Iorgulescu; F. Kienast 

Forest Ecology And Management. 2006. Vol. 235, p. 1-13. DOI : 10.1016/j.foreco.2006.05.065.

Modern pollen assemblages from grazed vegetation in the western Pyrenees, France: a numerical tool for more precise reconstruction of past cultural landscapes

D. Galop; C. Brun; A. Buttler; F. Mazier 

Holocene. 2006. Vol. 16, p. 91-103. DOI : 10.1191/0959683606hl908rp.

Carbon balance of a European mountain bog at contrasting stages of regeneration

E. Bortoluzzi; D. Epron; A. Siegenthaler; D. Gilbert; A. Buttler 

New Phytologist. 2006. Vol. 172, p. 708-718. DOI : 10.1111/j.1469-8137.2006.01859.x.

Plant species richness and environmental heterogeneity in a mountain landscape: effects of variability and spatial configuration

A. Dufour; F. Gadallah; H. H. Wagner; A. Guisan; A. Buttler 

Ecography. 2006. Vol. 29, p. 573-584.

Scale-dependent effects of land use on plant species richness of mountain grassland in the European Alps

T. Spiegelberger; D. Matthies; H. Müller-Schärer; U. Schaffner 

Ecography. 2006. Vol. 29, p. 541-548. DOI : 10.1111/j.0906-7590.2006.04631.x.

Long-term effects of short-term perturbation in a sub-alpine grassland

T. Spiegelberger; O. Hegg; D. Matthies; K. Hedlund; U. Schaffner 

Ecology. 2006. Vol. 87, p. 1939-1944. DOI : 10.1890/0012-9658(2006)87[1939:LEOSPI]2.0.CO;2.

Carbon storage on exposed continental shelves during the glacial-interglacial transition

A. Montenegro; M. Eby; J. O. Kaplan; K. J. Meissner; A. J. Weaver 

Geophysical Research Letters. 2006. Vol. 33, p. L08703. DOI : 10.1029/2005GL025480.

Arctic climate change with a 2°C global warming: Timing, climate patterns and vegetation change

J. O. Kaplan; M. New 

Climatic Change. 2006. Vol. 79, p. 213-241. DOI : 10.1007/s10584-006-9113-7.

The role of methane and biogenic volatile organic compound sources in late glacial and Holocene fluctuations of atmospheric methane concentrations

J. O. Kaplan; G. Folberth; D. Hauglustaine 

Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 2006. Vol. 20, p. GB2016. DOI : 10.1029/2005GB002590.

Heat and drought 2003 in Europe: a climate synthesis

M. Rebetez; H. Mayer; O. Dupont; D. Schindler; K. Gartner et al. 

Ann. For. Sci.. 2006. Vol. 63, num. 6, p. 569-577. DOI : 10.1051/forest:2006043.

The ecology of testate amoebae (Protists) in South-Central Alaska peatlands: building transfer function models for paleoenvironmental studies

R. Payne; K. Kishaba; J. Blackford; E. Mitchell 

The Holocene. 2006. Vol. 16, num. 3, p. 403-414. DOI : 10.1191/0959683606hl936rp.

Reboisement de sites pollués – Enseignements tirés d’une étude de cas avec des métaux lourds

L. Steiner; W. Rosselli; J. Combe; V. Barbezat; A. Buttler 

Schweiz. Z. Forstwes.. 2006. Vol. 5, num. 157, p. 157-161.

Modern pollen/vegetation/land-use relationships in mountain environments : an example from the Champsaur valley (French Alps)

M. Court-Picon; A. Buttler; -L. Beaulieu 

Veget Hist Archaeobot. 2006. 

Effect of cattle activities on gap colonisation in mountain pastures

F. Kohler; F. Gillet; J-M. Gobat; A. Buttler 

Folia Geobotanica. 2006. Vol. 41, num. 3, p. 289-304. DOI : 10.1007/BF02904943.

Spatial and seasonal patterns of cattle habitat use in a mountain wooded pasture

F. Kohler; F. Gillet; S. Reust; H. Wagner; F. Gadallah et al. 

Landscape Ecology. 2006. Vol. 21, num. 2, p. 281-295. DOI : 10.1007/s10980-005-0144-7.

Bioindication of heavy metal contamination in vegetable gardens

D. Martin; P. Vollenweider; A. Buttler; M. Günthardt-Goerg 

For. Snow Landsc. Res.. 2006. Vol. 2, num. 80, p. 169-180.

Plantes invasives : la résistance des communautés végétales

A. Thébault 

La Forêt. 2006.  p. 13.

Microclimatic factors influencing refugium suitability for Rhodnius prolixus

T. Heger; P. Guerin; W. Eugster 

Physiological Entomology. 2006. Vol. 31, num. 3, p. 248-256. DOI : 10.1111/j.1365-3032.2006.00514.x.

Living specimen tomography by digital holographic microscopy: morphometry of testate amoeba

F. Charrière; N. Pavillon; T. Colomb; C. Depeursinge; T. Heger et al. 

Optics Express. 2006. Vol. 14, num. 16, p. 7005-7013. DOI : 10.1364/OE.14.007005.

Le bois mort et les vieux arbres: le signe d’une gestion forestière moderne et durable

R. Bütler 

La Forêt. 2006. Vol. 1, p. 10-13.

Förderung von saproxylischen Arten: Massnahmen, Zielkonflikte und offene Fragen

R. Bütler; T. Lachat; R. Schlaepfer 

Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen. 2006. Vol. 157, num. 6, p. 217-226.

Saproxylische Arten in der Schweiz: ökologisches Potential und Hotspots

R. Bütler; T. Lachat; R. Schlaepfer 

Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen. 2006. Vol. 157, num. 6, p. 208-216.

Animal dispersal modelling: handling landscape features and related animal choices

S. Vuilleumier; R. Metzger 

Ecological Modelling. 2006. Vol. 190, num. 1-2, p. 159-170. DOI : 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2005.04.017.

Effects of cognitives abilities on metapopulation connectivity

S. Vuilleumier; N. Perrin 

Oikos. 2006. Vol. 113, num. 1, p. 139-147. DOI : 10.1111/j.0030-1299.2006.14405.x.

Does colonisation asymmetry matter in metapopulations?

S. Vuilleumier; H. P. Possingham 

Proceedings of The Royal Society B. 2006. Vol. 273, num. 1594, p. 1637-1642. DOI : 10.1098/rspb.2006.3469.

Modern pollen assemblages from grazed vegetation in Pyrenean Mountains

F. Mazier; D. Galop; C. Brun; A. Buttler 

The Holocene. 2006. Vol. 1, num. 16, p. 91-103.

Competitive effects of herbaceous vegetation on tree seedling emergence, growth and survival: does gap size matter?

C. Vandenberghe; F. Freléchoux; F. Gadallah; A. Buttler 

Journal of Vegetation Sience. 2006. Vol. 17, p. 481-488.

How elevated pCO2 modifies total and metabolically active bacterial communities in the rhizosphere of two perennial grasses grown under field conditions

M. Jossi; N. Fromin; S. Tarnawski; F. Kohler; F. Gillet et al. 

FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 2006. Vol. 55, num. 3, p. 339-350. DOI : 10.1111/j.1574-6941.2005.00040.x.

Conference Papers

Reconciling commercial exploitation of peat with biodiversity in peatland ecosystems.

A. Buttler; R. Artz; C. Campbell; A-J. Francez; F. Laggoun-Defarge et al. 

2006.  p. 27.


The influence of cattle activity on tree regeneration in wood-pastures

C. Vandenberghe / A. Buttler (Dir.)  

Lausanne: EPFL, 2006. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-3649.

Prevention of forest fires in a changing climatic context in Ticino, southern Switzerland

M. Reinhard / R. Schlaepfer; M. Rebetez (Dir.)  

Lausanne: EPFL, 2006. DOI : 10.5075/epfl-thesis-3416.

Book Chapters

Vulnerability to land use change of services provided by alpine landscapes

S. Lavorel; F. Quétier; A. Thébault; S. Daigney; I. Davies et al. 

Global Change in Mountain Regions; Perth: Sapiens Publishing, 2006. p. 215-216.

Dreizehenspechte in Amdens Wäldern – ein Zeichen naturnaher Waldbewirtschaftung

R. Bütler 

Veränderungen als Chance für den Wald Ortsgemeinde Amden; Basel: Sophie und Karl Binding Stiftung, 2006. p. 222-235.

Microbial diversity in Sphagnum peatlands

D. Gilbert; E. Mitchell 

Peatlands: basin evolution and depository of records on global environmental and climatic changes; Elsevier (Amsterdam): Elsevier, 2006. p. 287-318.


Comparison of the life strategy of two invasive species (Centaurea maculosa Lam. and Senecio inaequidens D.C)

A. Thébault; D. Pasche; F. Gillet; H. Müller-Schärer; A. Buttler 

An Evolutionary Perspective of Biological Invasions, Firbourg, Switzerland, October 2nd and 3rd.


Assessing invasiveness and invasibility in European grasslands

A. Thébault; D. Pasche; F. Gillet; A. Buttler 

Journée Des Doctorants ENAC, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, July 6th.


Journal Articles

Reduction of Cadmium Availability to Tobacco ( Nicotiana tabacum ) Plants using Soil Amendments in Low Cadmium-contaminated Agricultural Soils: A Pot Experiment

C. Keller; M. Marchetti; L. Rossi; N. Lugon-Moulin 

Plant and Soil. 2005. Vol. 276, p. 69-84. DOI : 10.1007/s11104-005-3101-y.

Food habitats of the Antillean manatees (Trichechus manatus manatus) in the Coswine Swamps (French Guiana, South America)

T. Spiegelberger; U. Ganslosser 

Tropical Zoology. 2005. Vol. 18, p. 1-12.

Groundwater fluctuations and footslope ferricrete soils in the humid tropical zone of Southern Cameroon

E. Temgoua; H. Djeuda Tchapnga; E. Tanawa; C. Guenat; Pfeifer 

Hydrogeological Processes. 2005. Vol. 19, num. 16, p. 3097-3111.

A methodology to estimate the Denitrifying Capacity of a Riparian Wetland

V. Maître; A-C. Cosandey; A. Parriaux; C. Guenat 

Journal of Environmental Quality. 2005. num. 34, p. 707-716.

The role of vegetation and litter in the nitrogen dynamics of riparian buffer zones in Europe

M. Helfing; -C. Clement; P. Bienkowski; D. Dowrick; C. Guenat et al. 

Ecological Engineering. 2005. Vol. 24, p. 465-482.

Regional indicators of biophysical vulnerability to assess impacts of high temperature events in Quebec, Canada

L. Vescovi; M. Rebetez; F. Rong 

Climate Research. 2005. Vol. 30, p. 71-78. DOI : 10.3354/cr030071.

Changes in testate amoebae (Protists) communities in a small raised bog. A 40-year study

K. Kishaba; E. Mitchell 

Acta Protozoologica. 2005. Vol. 44, p. 1-12.

Délimitation d’une réserve forestière : approche par l’étude de la végétation

P. Vittoz; A. Buttler; P. Junod 

Schweiz. Z. Forstwes.. 2005. Vol. 3-4, num. 156, p. 112-121.

Anthropogenic signals in pollen diagrams from mountain environments: use of modern pollen/vegetation/land-use relationships in the French Alps

A. Buttler; M. Court-Picon; -L. Beaulieu 

Vegetation History and Archeobotany. 2005. 

Perceptions du pâturage boisé: résultats d'un sondage effectué au Communal de La Sagne NE

V. Miéville-Ott; V. Barbezat 

Schweiz. Z. Forstwes. 2005. Vol. 156, num. 1, p. 1-12.

Testate amoebae (Protists) as palaeoenvironmental indicators in peatlands

M. Lamentowicz; E. Mitchell 

Polish Geological Institute Special Papers. 2005. Vol. in press.

Die Vegetation der Gemeinde Zermatt. Compte-rendu de livre

A. Buttler 

Journal forestier Suisse. 2005. Vol. 1/105, p. 35-36.

Kinetics of mass and DNA decomposition in tomato leaves

J. Poté; P. Rossé; W. Rosselli; V. Tran Van; W. Wildi 

Chemosphere. 2005. Vol. 61, p. 677-684.

The upward shift in altitude of pine mistletoe (Viscum album ssp austriacum) in Switzerland - the result of climate warming?

M. Dobbertin; N. Hilker; M. Rebetez; N. E. Zimmermann; T. Wohlgemuth et al. 

International Journal of Biometeorology. 2005. Vol. 50, num. 1, p. 40-47. DOI : 10.1007/s00484-005-0263-5.

Safe sites for tree regeneration in wooded pastures: A case of associational resistance?

C. Smit; D. Beguin; A. Buttler; H. Muller-Scharer 

Journal of Vegetation Science. 2005. Vol. 16, num. 2, p. 209-214.

Recent Climate Change: Rethinking Drought in the Context of Forest Fire Research in Ticino, South of Switzerland

M. Reinhard; M. Rebetez; R. Schlaepfer 

Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 2005. 

The testate lobose amoebae (order Arcellinida Kent, 1880) finally find their home within Amoebozoa

S. Nikolaev; E. Mitchell; N. Petrov; C. Berney; J. Fahrni et al. 

Protist. 2005. Vol. 156, num. 2, p. 191-202. DOI : 10.1016/j.protis.2005.03.002.

Taxonomic confusion blurs the debate on cosmopolitanism versus local endemism of free-living protists

E. Mitchell; R. Meisterfeld 

Protist. 2005. Vol. 156, num. 3, p. 263-267. DOI : 10.1016/j.protis.2005.07.001.

Bacteria and Island Biogeography

E. Mitchell 

Science. 2005. Vol. 309, p. 1997-1998.

The ecology of testate amoebae (Protists) in Sphagnum in north-west Poland in relation to peatland ecology

M. Lamentowicz; E. Mitchell 

Microbial Ecology. 2005. Vol. 50, num. 1, p. 48-63. DOI : 10.1007/s00248-004-0105-8.

Soil microbial community changes in wooded mountain pastures due to simulated effects of cattle grazing

F. Kohler; J. Hamelin; F. Gillet; J. M. Gobat; A. Buttler 

Plant and Soil. 2005. Vol. 278, num. 1-2, p. 327-340. DOI : 10.1007/s11104-005-8809-1.

Modern pollen-vegetation relationships in the Champsaur valley (French Alps) and their potential in the interpretation of fossil pollen records of past cultural landscapes

M. Court-Picon; A. Buttler; J. L. Beaulieu 

Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 2005. Vol. 135, num. 1-2, p. 13-39.

Is there a future for wild grapevine (Vitis vinifera subsp. silvestris) in the Rhine Valley?

C. Arnold; A. Schnitzler; A. Douard; R. Peter; F. Gillet 

Biodiversity and Conservation. 2005. Vol. 14, num. 6, p. 1507-1523. DOI : 10.1007/s10531-004-9789-9.

Conference Papers

Modeling and simulating hierarchies using an agent-based approach

J-P. Müller; C. Ratzé; F. Gillet; K. Stoffel; A. Zerger et al. 

2005. MODSIM05 - International Congress on Modelling and Simulation, Melbourne, Australia, December 2005. p. 1631-1638.

Modelling vegetation dynamics in heterogeneous pasture-woodland landscapes

F. Gillet; A. Komarov 

2005. ECEM 2005 - 5th European Conference on Ecological Modelling, Pushchino, Russia, 19-23 September 2005. p. 60-61.

Cd, Cu and Zn content in the above-ground parts of Taraxacum officinale, Workshop Metal fluxes and stresses on terrestrial ecosystems

W. Rosselli; M. Rossi; I. Sasu 

2005. Centro Stefano Franscini, Monte Verità, Ascona Switzerland,

L’eau, élément paysager essentiel

W. Rosselli; E. Paulmier 

2005. INRA Nancy,

Gestion des forêts à eau potable

J. Combe 

2005. INRA Nancy,

Integrierte Wytweidenbewirtschaftungsplanung im Juragebirge

V. Barbezat 


Modelling vegetation dynamics in heterogeneous pasture-woodland landscapes

F. Gillet 


Plant species richness and environmental complexity

A. Dufour; Z. Gadallah; H. Wagner; A. Guisan; A. Buttler 


Is plant diversity related to topographic complexity in wooded pastures ?

A. Dufour; Z. Gadallah; H. Wagner; F. Gillet; R. Caloz et al. 


Les variables clés pour la modélisation des flux de CO2 d'une tourbière anciennement exploitée du massif du Jura

E. Bortoluzzi; D. Epron; A. Buttler; D. Gilbert 


Safe sites and adequate stand structure are critical for tree establishment in wooded pastures dominated by Picea abies

D. Béguin; C. Smit; A. Buttler 


Spatial dependence and seasonal patterns of cattle activity

A. Buttler; F. Kohler; H. H. Wagner; F. Gillet 

2005. International Congress on Silvopastoralism and Sustainable Management, Lugo, Spain, Apr. 2004.

Book Chapters

Climate change and Arctic vegetation

J. O. Kaplan 

Evidence and Implications of Dangerous Climate Change in the Arctic; Oslo: WWF Arctic Programme, 2005. p. 25-42.

Spatial dependence and seasonal patterns of cattle activity

A. Buttler; F. Kohler; H. Wagner; F. Gillet 

Sylvopastoralism and Sustainable Land Management; Oxfordshire: CABI Publishing, 2005. p. 239-240.

L'effet du réchauffement climatique sur les chênaies.

M. Rebetez; F. Kienast 

Promotion du chêne. Stratégie de conservation d’un patrimoine naturel et culturel en Suisse.; Berne: ProQuercus et OFEFP, 2005. p. 33-34.

Le rôle des technologies de l'information dans l'analyse et la gestion du paysage

J. Chételat 

La polyphonie du paysage; Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, 2005. p. 125-141.


Influence de l'activité du bétail sur la régénération des arbres en pâturafe.

A. Buttler; F. Freléchoux; C. Vandenberghe; J. Troxler; B. Jeangros et al. 


Einfluss von Nutzvieh auf die Naumverjüngung auf Weiden.

A. Buttler; F. Freléchoux; C. Vandenberghe; J. Troxler; B. Jeangros et al. 


Analyse de la connectivité entre sites de reproduction de Bufo bufo et Bombina variegata sur la base d’un modèle de dispersion

F. Zanini 


Canicule de l’été 2003, Rapport de synthèse

E. Thalmann; C. Appenzeller; S. Bader; C. Braun; C. Burga et al. 



Journal Articles

Spruce snag quantification by coupling colour infrared aerial photos and a GIS

R. Bütler; R. Schlaepfer 

Forest Ecology And Management. 2004. Vol. 195, p. 325-339. DOI : 10.1016/j.foreco.2004.02.042.

Response of testate amoebae (Protozoa) to N and P fertilization in an Arctic wet sedge tundra

E. Mitchell 

Arctic Antarctic and Alpine Research. 2004. Vol. 36, num. 1, p. 77-82. DOI : 10.1657/1523-0430(2004)036[0078:ROTAPT]2.0.CO;2.

Relationship between atmospheric pollution characterized by NO2 concentrations and testate amoebae density and diversity

H. Nguyen; D. Gilbert; N. Bernard; E. Mitchell; P-M. Badot 

Acta Protozoologica. 2004. Vol. 43, p. 233-239.

Vertical micro-distribution and response to nitrogen deposition of testate amoebae in Sphagnum

E. Mitchell; D. Gilbert 

Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 2004. Vol. 51, num. 4, p. 485-495.

Seasonal dynamics of plant species at fine scale in wooded pastures

F. Kohler; F. Gillet; M-A. Progin; J-M. Gobat; A. Buttler 

Community Ecology. 2004. Vol. 5, num. 1, p. 7-17. DOI : 10.1556/ComEc.5.2004.1.2.

Totholz braucht der Wald?

R. Bütler; R. Schlaepfer 

Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen. 2004. Vol. 155, num. 2, p. 31-37.

Dead wood threshold values for the three-toed woodpecker presence in boreal and sub-alpine forest

R. Bütler; P. Angelstam; P. Ekelund; R. Schlaepfer 

Biological Conservation. 2004. Vol. 119, num. 3, p. 305-318.

Quantitative snag targets for the three-toed woodpecker, Picoides tridactylus

R. Bütler; P. Angelstam; R. Schlaepfer 

Ecological Bulletins. 2004. Vol. 51, p. 219-232.

Critères et indicateurs dans le contexte de systèmes écologiques complexes: gestion écosystémique des ressources forestières et du paysage

R. Schlaepfer; R. Bütler 

Revue forestière française. 2004. Vol. 5, p. 431-444.

Automated classification of aerial photographs. Detection of forest borders and single trees

A. Dufour; Y. Lopez de Meneses; J-L. Lamas; V. Barbezat; J. Jacquot 

Geoinformatics. 2004. num. 3, p. 8-10.

Climate change may already threaten Scots pine stands in the Swiss Alps

M. Rebetez; M. Dobbertin 

Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 2004. Vol. 79, num. 1-2, p. 1-9. DOI : 10.1007/s00704-004-0058-3.

Summer 2003 maximum and minimum daily temperatures over a 3300 m altitudinal range in the Alps

M. Rebetez 

Climate Research. 2004. Vol. 27, num. 1, p. 45-50.

Seasonal vegetation changes in mountain pastures due to simulated effects of cattle grazing

F. Kohler; F. Gillet; J. M. Gobat; A. Buttler 

Journal of Vegetation Science. 2004. Vol. 15, num. 2, p. 143-150.

Microbial community response to petroleum hydrocarbon contamination in the unsaturated zone at the experimental field site Vaerlose, Denmark

K. Kaufmann; M. Christophersen; A. Buttler; H. Harms; P. Hohener 

Fems Microbiology Ecology. 2004. Vol. 48, num. 3, p. 387-399. DOI : 10.1016/j.femsec.2004.02.011.

Spatio-temporal pattern of bog pine (Pinus uncinata var. rotundata) at the interface with the Norway spruce (Picea abies) belt on the edge of a raised bog in the Jura Mountains, Switzerland

F. Frelechoux; A. Buttler; F. H. Schweingruber; J. M. Gobat 

Annals of Forest Science. 2004. Vol. 61, num. 4, p. 309-318.

Past uppermost tree limit in the Central European Alps (Switzerland) based on soil and soil charcoal

A. L. Carnelli; J. P. Theurillat; M. Thinon; G. Vadi; B. Talon 

Holocene. 2004. Vol. 14, num. 3, p. 393-405. DOI : 10.1191/0959683604hl715rp.

Phytolith types and type-frequencies in subalpine-alpine plant species of the European Alps

A. L. Carnelli; J. P. Theurillat; A. Madella 

Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology. 2004. Vol. 129, num. 1-2, p. 39-65. DOI : 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2003.11.002.

Testate amoebae (Protista) communities in Hylocomium splendens (Hedw.) B.S.G. (Bryophyta): Relationships with altitude, and moss elemental chemistry

E. Mitchell; L. Bragazza; R. Gerdol 

Protist. 2004. Vol. 155, num. 4, p. 423-436. DOI : 10.1078/1434461042650334.

Conference Papers

Economic and sociological approaches of French peatlands

C. Maitre; D. Gilbert; A. Buttler; D. Epron; F. Laggoun-Defarge et al. 

2004.  p. 1312.

Measuring and modelling of pore water gases in various regeneration stages of a Jura cutover bogs

A. Siegenthaler; P. Steinmann; -J. Francez; W. Rosselli; A. Buttler 

2004. 2nd Swiss Geoscience Meeting, 19-20 November 2004.

Vegetation changes in mountain pastures due to simulated effects of cattle activity

F. Kohler; F. Gillet; J-M. Gobat; A. Buttler 

2004. Eco-complexity and dynamics of the cultural landscape, 13-17 September 2004. p. 34.

Observed spatial and seasonal patterns of cattle activity versus simulated effects in an exclosure experiment

W. Kessler; D. Suter; N. Millar; M. Losbiger; O. Huguenin et al. 

2004. Land Use Systems in Grassland Dominated Regions, Luzern, Switzerland, 21-24 June 2004. p. 578-580.

Biochemical characteristics of peat organic matter and distribution of testate amoebae in two naturally regenerating cutover Sphagnum peatlands of the Jura mountains.

F. Laggoun-Défarge; E. Mitchell; D. Gilbert; B. Warner; L. Comont et al. 

2004.  p. 383-384.

In-depth pore water gases and ions in various regeneration stages of selected temperate cutover bogs

A. Siegenthaler; P. Steinmann; A. Buttler; A-Francez; N. Josselin et al. 


Comparison of carbon fluxes between different stages of regeneration in a harvested bog in the French Jura mountains

E. Bortoluzzi; D. Epron; D. Gilbert; A. Buttler 

2004.  p. 115-116.

Reconciling commercial exploitation of peat with biodiversity in peatland ecosystems (EU Project RECIPE)

E. Mitchell; S. Chapman; A. Buttler; J. Combe; -J. Francez et al. 


How does landscape structure influence plant diversity in wooded pastures? From square meter to hectare

A. Dufour; H. H. Wagner; A. Guisan; F. Gadallah; A. Buttler 

2004.  p. 196.

Book Chapters

Forests, Tree Physiology and Climate

M. Rebetez; M. Reinhard; A. Büttler 

Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences; London: Academic Press, 2004.

Student Projects

Etude du fonctionnement écologique de prairies et de sa contribution à la diversité des usages dont elles font l'objet - Villar d'Arène, France

A. Thébault 



Journal Articles

Root development and heavy metal phytoextraction efficiency: comparison of different plant species in the field

C. Keller; D. Hammer; A. Kayser; W. Richner; M. Brodbeck et al. 

Plant and Soil. 2003. Vol. 249, num. 1, p. 67-81. DOI : 10.1023/A:1022590609042.

Hare abundance as an indicator for urbanisation and intensification of agriculture in Western Europe

R. Schlaepfer; C. Lundstrom-Gillieron 

Ecological Modelling. 2003. Vol. 168, p. 283-301. DOI : 10.1016/S0304-3800(03)00142-X.

Distribution, habitat, and conservation status of the West Indian Manatee Trichechus manatus in French Guiana

B. de Thoisy; T. Spiegelberger; S. Rousseau; G. Talvy; I. Vogel et al. 

Oryx. 2003. Vol. 37, num. 4, p. 431-436.

Evaluation of ecosystem dynamics, plant geography and terrestrial carbon cycling in the LPJ dynamic global vegetation model

S. Sitch; B. Smith; I. C. Prentice; A. Arneth; A. Bondeau et al. 

Global Change Biology. 2003. Vol. 9, num. 2, p. 161-185. DOI : 10.1046/j.1365-2486.2003.00569.x.

Climate and interannual variability of the atmosphere-biosphere 13CO2 flux

M. Scholze; J. O. Kaplan; W. Knorr; M. Heimann 

Geophysical Research Letters. 2003. Vol. 30, num. 2, p. 1097. DOI : 10.1029/2002GL015631.

Implications of coral reef buildup for the controls on atmospheric CO2 since the Last Glacial Maximum

A. J. Ridgwell; A. J. Watson; M. A. Maslin; J. O. Kaplan 

Paleoceanography. 2003. Vol. 18, num. 4, p. 1083. DOI : 10.1029/2003PA000893.

Using a biogeochemistry model in simulating forests productivity responses to climatic change and CO2 increase: example of Pinus halepensis in Provence (south-east France)

C. Rathgeber; A. Nicault; J. O. Kaplan; J. Guiot 

Ecological Modelling. 2003. Vol. 166, num. 3, p. 239-255. DOI : 10.1016/S0304-3800(03)00161-3.

The application and interpretation of Keeling plots in terrestrial carbon cycle research

D. E. Pataki; J. R. Ehleringer; L. B. Flanagan; D. Yakir; D. R. Bowling et al. 

Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 2003. Vol. 17, num. 1, p. 1022. DOI : 10.1029/2001GB001850.

Climate change and Arctic ecosystems: 2. Modeling, paleodata-model comparisons, and future projections

J. O. Kaplan; N. H. Bigelow; I. C. Prentice; S. P. Harrison; P. J. Bartlein et al. 

Journal Of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. 2003. Vol. 108, num. D19, p. 8171. DOI : 10.1029/2002JD002559.

Vegetation sensitivity to global anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions in a topographically complex region

N. S. Diffenbaugh; L. C. Sloan; M. A. Snyder; J. L. Bell; J. Kaplan et al. 

Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 2003. Vol. 17, num. 2, p. 1067. DOI : 10.1029/2002GB001974.

Climate change and Arctic ecosystems: 1. Vegetation changes north of 55 degrees N between the last glacial maximum, mid-Holocene, and present

N. H. Bigelow; L. B. Brubaker; M. E. Edwards; S. P. Harrison; I. C. Prentice et al. 

Journal Of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres. 2003. Vol. 108, num. D19, p. 8170. DOI : 10.1029/2002JD002558.

The modelling of soil-process functional units based on three-dimensional soil-horizon cartography, with an example of denitrification in a riparian zone

A. C. Cosandey; C. Guenat; M. Bouzelboudjen; V. Maitre; R. Bovier 

Geoderma. 2003. num. 112, p. 111-129. DOI : 10.1016/S0016-7061(02)00299-9.

Temporal denitrification patterns in different horizons of two riparian wetland soils

A. C. Cosandey; V. Maître; C. Guenat 

European Journal of Soil Science. 2003. num. 54, p. 25-37. DOI : 10.1046/j.1365-2389.2002.00493.x.

Population dynamics and food preferences of the testate amoeba Nebela tincta major-bohemica-collaris complex (Protozoa) in a Sphagnum peatland

D. Gilbert; E. Mitchell; C. Amblard; G. Bourdier; A-J. Francez 

Acta Protozoologica. 2003. Vol. 42, p. 99-104.

Vegetations-Dauerbeobachtungsflächen als Zeiger für Umweltveränderungen

P. Vittoz; A. Guisan; M. Rebetez; A. Buttler; F. Kloetzli 

Vierteljahrsschrift der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Zürich. 2003. Vol. 3, num. 148, p. 97-99.

Habitat thresholds for focal species at multiple scales and forest biodiversity conservation - dead wood as an example

P. Angelstam; R. Bütler; M. Lazdinis; G. Mikusinski; J-M. Roberge 

Annales Zoologici Fennici. 2003. Vol. 40, num. 6, p. 473-482.

Vegetations-Dauerbeochtungsflächen als Zeiger für Umweltveränderungen

A. Buttler; P. Vittoz; A. Guisan; F. Kloetzi 

Vierteljahrsschrift der Naturforeschenden Gesellschaft in Zürich. 2003. Vol. 148, num. 3, p. 97-99.

Effects of elevated CO2 and N deposition on CH4 emissions from European mires

J. Silvola; S. Saarnio; J. Foot; I. Sundh; A. Greenup et al. 

Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 2003. Vol. 17, num. 2, p. 1068. DOI : 10.1029/2002GB001886.

Phytoextraction capacity of trees growing on a metal contaminated soil

W. Rosselli; C. Keller; K. Boschi 

Plant and Soil. 2003. Vol. 256, num. 2, p. 265-272. DOI : 10.1023/A:1026100707797.

To what extent can oxygen isotopes in tree rings and precipitation be used to reconstruct past atmospheric temperature? A case study

M. Rebetez; M. Saurer; P. Cherubini 

Climatic Change. 2003. Vol. 61, num. 1-2, p. 237-248. DOI : 10.1023/A:1026369000246.

Fate and transport of antibiotic resistance genes in saturated soil columns

J. Poté; M. T. Ceccherini; V. Tran Van; W. Rosselli; W. Wildi et al. 

European Journal of Soil Biology. 2003. Vol. 39, num. 65-71.

Structure of microbial communities in Sphagnum peatlands and effect of atmospheric carbon dioxide enrichment

E. A. D. Mitchell; D. Gilbert; A. Buttler; C. Amblard; P. Grosvernier et al. 

Microbial Ecology. 2003. Vol. 46, num. 2, p. 187-199. DOI : 10.1007/s00248-002-0008-5.

Succession from bog pine (Pinus uncinata var. rotundata) to Norway spruce (Picea abies) stands in relation to anthropic factors in Les Saignolis bog, Jura Mountains, Switzerland

F. Frelechoux; A. Buttler; F. Gillet; J. M. Gobat; F. H. Schweingruber 

Annals of Forest Science. 2003. Vol. 60, num. 4, p. 347-356.

Exploitation of northern peatlands and biodiversity maintenance: a conflict between economy and ecology

S. Chapman; A. Buttler; A. Francez; F. Laggoun-Defarge; H. Vasander et al. 

Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 2003. Vol. 1, num. 10, p. 525-532.

Conference Papers

Monitoring of vegetation dynamics in Swiss floodplains: a particular method for a highly dynamic system

E. Feldmeyer-Christe; F. Kohler; C. Roulier; S. Lussi; J-M. Gobat et al. 

2003. State of the Art in Vegetation Monitoring Approaches, Birmensdorf, Switzerland, March 24-26, 2003. p. 44.

Seasonal fluctuations of species richness at fine scale in wooded pastures

F. Kohler; M-A. Progin; J-M. Gobat; A. Buttler; F. Gillet 

2003. September 8-12. p. 87.

Integration of economic and ecological considerations into ecosystem-based management of mountain forests

I. Iorgulescu; R. Bütler; R. Schlaepfer 

2003. International Research Course, Bardonecchia (Italy), 30.06.-05.07.2002. p. 73-86.

A cell-grid method for short-term and fine-scale monitoring of vegetation dynamics in pastures

E. Feldmeyer-Christe; F. Kohler; M-A. Progin; J-M. Gobat; A. Buttler et al. 

2003. State of the Art in Vegetation Monitoring Approaches, Birmensdorf, Switzerland, March 24-26, 2003. p. 25.

Safe sites and adequate stand structure are critical for tree establishment in wooded pastures dominated by Picea abies

D. Béguin; C. Smit; F. Gillet; A. Buttler 


Book Chapters

Genèse, diversité et fonctionnement des sols sous la dépendance d'un cours d'eau.: écologie, fonctions et gestion

C. Guenat; F. Bureau; F. Charnet 

Forêts riveraines des cours d'eau; Paris: IDF, 2003. p. 46-71.


Journal Articles

Statistical analysis of denaturing gel electrophoresis (DGE) fingerprinting patterns

N. Fromin; J. Hamelin; S. Tarnawski; D. Roesti; K. Jourdain-Miserez et al. 

Environmental Microbiology. 2002. Vol. 4, num. 11, p. 634-643. DOI : 10.1046/j.1462-2920.2002.00358.x.

Biospheric carbon stocks reconstructed at the Last Glacial Maximum: comparison between general circulation models using prescribed and computed sea surface temperatures

D. Otto; D. Rasse; J. Kaplan; P. Warnant; L. Francois 

Global And Planetary Change. 2002. Vol. 33, num. 1-2, p. 117-138. DOI : 10.1016/S0921-8181(02)00066-8.

Modeling the dynamics of terrestrial carbon storage since the Last Glacial Maximum

J. O. Kaplan; I. C. Prentice; W. Knorr; P. J. Valdes 

Geophysical Research Letters. 2002. Vol. 29, num. 22, p. 2074. DOI : 10.1029/2002GL015230.

The stable carbon isotope composition of the terrestrial biosphere: Modeling at scales from the leaf to the globe

J. O. Kaplan; I. C. Prentice; N. Buchmann 

Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 2002. Vol. 16, num. 4, p. 1060. DOI : 10.1029/2001GB001403.

Wetlands at the Last Glacial Maximum: Distribution and methane emissions

J. O. Kaplan 

Geophysical Research Letters. 2002. Vol. 29, num. 6, p. 1079. DOI : 10.1029/2001GL013366.

Antarctic climate during the middle Pliocene: model sensitivity to ice sheet variation

A. M. Haywood; P. J. Valdes; B. W. Sellwood; J. O. Kaplan 

Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology. 2002. Vol. 182, num. 1-2, p. 93-115. DOI : 10.1016/S0031-0182(01)00454-0.

Evaluation of terrestrial carbon cycle models with atmospheric CO2 measurements: Results from transient simulations considering increasing CO2, climate, and land-use effects

R. J. Dargaville; M. Heimann; A. D. McGuire; I. C. Prentice; D. W. Kicklighter et al. 

Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 2002. Vol. 16, num. 4, p. 1092. DOI : 10.1029/2001GB001426.

Map of ecological networks for landscape planning

S. Vuilleumier; R. Prélaz-Droux 

Landscape and Urban Planning. 2002. Vol. 58, num. 2-4, p. 157-170. DOI : 10.1016/S0169-2046(01)00218-3.

Potassium limits potential growth of bog vegetation under elevated atmospheric CO2 and N deposition

M. Hoosbeek; N. Van Breemen; H. Vasander; A. Buttler; F. Berendse 

Global Change Biology. 2002. Vol. 8, p. 1-9.

Contrasted effects of increased N and CO2 supply on two keystone species in peatland restoration and implications for global change

E. A. D. Mitchell; P. Grosvernier; A. Buttler; H. Rydin; A. Siegenthaler et al. 

Journal of Ecology. 2002. Vol. 90, num. 3, p. 529-533. DOI : 10.1046/j.1365-2745.2002.00679.x.

PATUMOD: a compartment model of vegetation dynamics in wooded pastures

F. Gillet; O. Besson; J. M. Gobat 

Ecological Modelling. 2002. Vol. 147, num. 3, p. 267-290. DOI : 10.1016/S0304-3800(01)00427-6.

Aluminum in the opal silica reticule of phytoliths: A new tool in palaeoecological studies

A. L. Carnelli; M. Madella; J. P. Theurillat; B. Ammann 

American Journal of Botany. 2002. Vol. 89, num. 2, p. 346-351.

Conference Papers

Patterns of nitrate attenuation in riparian wetlands

A. Cosandey; V. Maitre; C. Guenat; J. Védy 

2002. wetlands and remediation II, Burlington, USA, 09-5&6-2001. p. 347-354.

Ruptures actuelles dans les lacs périalpins, les forêts et les gazons alpins

F. Kloetzli; A. Buttler 

2002. ;. p. 361-372.

Analysis of environmental constraints on agriculture for an integrated land planning

C. Gatabin; R. Prélaz-Droux; S. Vuilleumier 

2002. ISOMUL.

Ruptures multiples dans les tourbières du Jura: changements climatiques et hydrologiques, successions végétales et impacts humains.

A. Buttler; E. Mitchell; F. Freléchoux; W. Van der Knaap; J. Van Leeuwen et al. 

2002.  p. 331-344.


La Suisse se réchauffe

M. Rebetez 

Lausanne: PPUR, 2002.

Le sol - fiches pédagogiques, classeur pédagogique

D. Béguin 

CIP Editions Tramelan, 2002.


Journal Articles

Carbon balance of the terrestrial biosphere in the twentieth century: Analyses of CO2, climate and land use effects with four process-based ecosystem models

A. D. McGuire; S. Sitch; J. S. Clein; R. Dargaville; G. Esser et al. 

Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 2001. Vol. 15, num. 1, p. 183-206. DOI : 10.1029/2000GB001298.

Modelling middle Pliocene warm climates of the USA

A. M. Haywood; P. J. Valdes; B. W. Selwood; J. O. Kaplan; H. J. Dowsett 

Palaeontologica Electronica. 2001. Vol. 4, num. 1.

Raised atmospheric CO2 levels and increased N deposition cause shifts in plant species composition and production in Sphagnum bogs

F. Berendse; N. Van Breemen; H. Rydin; A. Buttler; M. Heijmans et al. 

Global Change Bilogy. 2001. Vol. 7, p. 591-598.

Changes in daily and nightly day-to-day temperature variability during the twentieth century for two stations in Switzerland

M. Rebetez 

Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 2001. Vol. 69, num. 1-2, p. 13-21. DOI : 10.1007/s007040170032.

The palaeoecological history of the Praz-Rodet bog (Swiss Jura) based on pollen, plant macrofossils and testate amoebae (Protozoa)

E. A. D. Mitchell; W. O. Van der Knaap; J. F. N. Van Leeuwen; A. Buttler; B. G. Warner et al. 

Holocene. 2001. Vol. 11, num. 1, p. 65-80. DOI : 10.1191/095968301671777798.

Biogenic silica production in selected alpine plant species and plant communities

A. L. Carnelli; M. Madella; J. P. Theurillat 

Annals of Botany. 2001. Vol. 87, num. 4, p. 425-434. DOI : 10.1006/anbo.2000.1355.

Conference Papers

The role of vegetation and litter in the nitrogen dynamics of riparian buffer zones in Europe

M. Hefting; J. Clément; P. Bienkowski; D. Dowrick; C. Guenat et al. 

2001. Efficiency of Purification Processes in Riparian Buffer Zones, Kushiro city, Japan, 11.5-9.2001.

Effects of elevated CO2 and nitrogen deposition on natural regeneration processes of cut-over ombrotrophic peat bogs in the Swiss Jura Mountains

P. Grosvernier; E. Mitchell; A. Buttler; -M. Gobat 

2001.  p. 347-356..

Effects of elevated atmospheric CO2 and mineral nitrogen deposition on litter quality, bioleaching and decomposition in a Sphagnum peat bog

A. Siegenthaler; E. Mitchell; E. Van der Heijden; A. Buttler; P. Grosvernier et al. 

2001.  p. 311-321.

Can testate amoebae (Protozoa) and other microorganisms help to overcome biogeographic bias in large scale global change research?

E. Mitchell; D. Gilbert; A. Buttler; P. Grosvernier; C. Albinsson et al. 

2001.  p. 301-310.

Book Chapters

L'étagement de la végétation

F. Gillet 

Atlas des plantes rares ou protégées de Franche-Comté; Turriers: Naturalia Publications, 2001. p. 44-46.

Végétation et flore

A. Buttler; F. Gillet; J-M. Gobat 

Le Jura - les paysages, la vie sauvage, les terroirs; Paris: Delachaux & Niestlé, 2001. p. 76-151.

Carbon Isotope Discrimination of Terrestrial Ecosystems - How Well do Observed and Modeled Results Match?

N. Buchmann; J. O. Kaplan 

Global Biogeochemical Cycles in the Climate System; San Diego, San Francisco, New York, Boston, London, Sydney, Tokyo: Academic Press, 2001. p. 253-265.


Les régions biogéographiques de la Suisse - Explications et division standard. [Cahier de l'environnement 137. Office fédéral de l'environnement, des forêts et du paysage, Berne 48p.]

A. Buttler; Y. Gonseth; T. Wohlgemuth; B. Sansonnens 


Le boisement des hauts-marais jurassiens.

A. Buttler; F. Gillet; F. Freléchoux; D. Béguin 


La régénération naturelle du pin à crochets en tourbière

A. Buttler; D. Béguin; F. Freléchoux; F. Gillet 


Student Projects

Regeneration niche of (Pinus uncinata var. rotundata) on a raised bog of Jura mountains : germination and seedling survival

D. Béguin 



Journal Articles

Dynamique de la végétation des zones alluviales : exploration de différentes méthodes pour le suivi

F. Kohler; F. Gillet; C. Roulier; F. Teuscher 

Saussurea. 2000. Vol. 31, p. 79-95.

Trace gas exchange in a high-arctic valley 1. Variations in CO2 and CH4 flux between tundra vegetation types

T. R. Christensen; T. Friborg; M. Sommerkorn; J. Kaplan; L. Illeris et al. 

Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 2000. Vol. 14, num. 3, p. 701-713. DOI : 10.1029/1999GB001134.

Le Pic tridactyle (Picoides tridactylus), un indicateur de la qualité écologique de l’écosystème forestier du Pays-d’Enhaut (Préalpes suisses

P. Derleth; R. Bütler; R. Schlaepfer 

Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen. 2000. Vol. 151, num. 8, p. 282-289.

L'innovation, son contenu et ses vecteurs dans le domaine de la gestion environnementale forestière

A. Buttler 

Schweiz. Z. Forstwes.. 2000. Vol. 151, num. 12, p. 527-530.

Dynamics of common reed (Phragmites australis Trin.) in Swiss fens with different management

S. Güsewell; C. Le Nedic; A. Buttler 

Wetlands Ecology and Management. 2000. Vol. 8, p. 375-389.

Relationships among testate amoebae (Protozoa), vegetation and water chemistry in five Sphagnum-dominated peatlands in Europe

E. A. D. Mitchell; A. Buttler; P. Grosvernier; H. Rydin; C. Albinsson et al. 

New Phytologist. 2000. Vol. 145, p. 95-106.

Horizontal distribution patterns of testate amoebae (Protozoa) in a Sphagnum magellanicum carpet

E. A. D. Mitchell; D. Borcard; A. J. Buttler; P. Grosvernier; D. Gilbert et al. 

Microbial Ecology. 2000. Vol. 39, num. 4, p. 290-300.

Stands structure, invasion, and growth dynamics of bog pine (Pinus uncinata var. rotundata) in relation to peat cutting and drainage in the Jura Mountains, Switzerland

F. Frelechoux; A. Buttler; F. H. Schweingruber; J. M. Gobat 

Canadian Journal of Forest Research-Revue Canadienne De Recherche Forestiere. 2000. Vol. 30, num. 7, p. 1114-1126.

Dynamics of bog-pine-dominated mires in the Jura Mountains, Switzerland: A tentative scheme based on synusial phytosociology

F. Frelechoux; A. Buttler; F. Gillet 

Folia Geobotanica. 2000. Vol. 35, num. 3, p. 273-288.

Three-dimensional GIS cartography applied to the study of the spatial variation of soil horizons in a Swiss floodplain

M. Santos; C. Guenat; M. Bouzelboudjen; F. Golay 

Geoderma. 2000. Vol. 97, num. 3-4, p. 351-366.

Conference Papers

Interpretation of pollen data using a plant functional type approach and an inverse vegetation modeling

J. Guiot; D. Jolly; R. Cheddadi; O. Peyron; F. Torre et al. 

2000. Paleoclimate Modeling Intercomparison Project (PMIP), La Huardière, Canada, May 2000. p. 153-159.

Comparison of vegetation distributions and terrestrial carbon budgets reconstructed for the Last Glacial Maximum with several biosphere models

L. François; J. Kaplan; D. Otto; C. Roelandt; S. P. Harrison et al. 

2000. Paleoclimate Modeling Intercomparison Project (PMIP), La Huardière, Canada, May 2000. p. 141-145.

Spatio-temporal pattern of bog-pine (Pinus uncinata var. rotundata) along a hydrological gradient at the margin of a raised bog of the Jura mountains (Switzerland)

A. Buttler; F. Freléchoux; F. Schweingruber; J-M. Gonat 


Restoring or repairing damaged peatlands? The approach of western Europe, a densely populated area.

A. Buttler; P. Grovernier; P. Frankard; N. Dupieux 


High N deposition affects comptetition between Sphagnum and other bog plannt species.

A. Buttler; M. Heijmans; F. Berendse; N. Van Breemen; H. Rydin et al. 


Testate amoebae (Protozoa) and other micro-organisms in Sphagnum peatlands: biogeography, ecology and effect of elevated CO2.

A. Buttler; E. Mitchell; D. Gilbert; P. Grosvernier; C. Albinsson et al. 


Book Chapters

LPJ - A coupled model of vegetation dynamics and the terrestrial carbon cycle

S. Sitch; I. C. Prentice; B. Smith; W. Cramer; J. Kaplan et al. 

The Role of Vegetation Dynamics in the Control of Atmospheric CO2 Content, Ph.D. Thesis; Lund: Lund University, 2000.

Student Projects

Effects of elevated CO2 and mineral nitrogen deposition on growth, allocation and decomposition of Sphagnum fallax, Polytrichum strictum and Eriophorum vaginatum in a Sphagnum bog.

A. Siegenthaler 


Dynamique spatio-temporelle du Hêtre (Fagus sylvatica L.) sur les Causses

A. Dufour 



Journal Articles

Le pâturage boisé jurassien

J-D. Gallandat; F. Gillet 

Bulletin de la Société Neuchâteloise des Sciences Naturelles. 1999. Vol. 122, p. 5-25.

The climate of the mediterranean basin and of Eurasia of the Last Glacial Maximum as reconstructed by inverse vegetation modelling and pollen data

J. Guiot; F. Torre; R. Cheddadi; O. Peyron; P. Tarasov et al. 

Ecologia mediterranea. 1999. Vol. 25, num. 2, p. 193-204.

The zaï practice. A West African traditional rehabilitation system for semiarid degraded lands: a case study in Burkina-Faso

E. Roose; V. Kaboré; C. Guenat 

Arid Soil Research and rehabilitation. 1999. Vol. 13, num. 4, p. 343-355. DOI : 10.1080/089030699263230.

Initial stages of soil formation in a riparian zone : importance of biological agents and lithogenic inheritance in the development of soil structure

C. Guenat; F. Bureau; G. Weber; F. Toutain 

European Journal of Soil Biology. 1999. Vol. 35, num. 4, p. 153-161.

Characterisation of peats from histosoils disturbed by different human impacts

P. Grosvernier; Y. Matthey; A. Buttler; J. Gobat 

Ecologie. 1999. Vol. 30, p. 3-11.

Characterisation of peats histosolis disturbed by different human impacts

A. Buttler; H-M. Gobat; P. Grosvernier; Y. Matthey 

Ecologie. 1999.  p. 3-11.

The fate of NH4NO3 added to Sphagnum magellanicum carpets at five European mire sites

B. L. Williams; A. Buttler; P. Grosvernier; A. J. Francez; D. Gilbert et al. 

Biogeochemistry. 1999. Vol. 45, num. 1, p. 73-93.

Twentieth century trends in droughts in southern Switzerland

M. Rebetez 

Geophysical Research Letters. 1999. Vol. 26, num. 6, p. 755-758. DOI : 10.1029/1999GL900075.

Ecology of testate amoebae (Protozoa : Rhizopoda) in Sphagnum peatlands in the Jura mountains, Switzerland and France

E. A. D. Mitchell; B. G. Warner; A. J. Buttler; J. M. Gobat 

Ecoscience. 1999. Vol. 6, num. 4, p. 565-576.

Progress in the study of climatic extremes in northern and central Europe

R. Heino; R. Brazdil; E. Forland; H. Tuomenvirta; H. Alexandersson et al. 

Climatic Change. 1999. Vol. 42, num. 1, p. 151-181. DOI : 10.1023/A:1005420400462.

Influence of tree cover on the diversity of herbaceous communities in subalpine wooded pastures

F. Gillet; B. Murisier; A. Buttler; J. Gallandat; J. Gobat 

Applied Vegetation Science. 1999. Vol. 2, p. 47-54.


ERMAS II: Europian river margins - Role of biodiversity in the functioning of riparian systems

A. Buttler; G. Petts 


Bog Ecosystem Research Initiative (BERI). Final report to the EC on Projet N° ENV4-CT95-0028

A. Buttler; M. Hoosbeek; N. Van Breemen; B. Wallen; H. Rydin et al. 



Journal Articles

Réflexions sur les relations sol-végétation : trois exemples du Jura sur matériel allochtone

E. Havlicek; J-M. Gobat; F. Gillet 

Ecologie. 1998. Vol. 29, num. 4, p. 535-546.

Analyse de l’organisation spatiale des phytocénoses de pâturages boisés

F. Gillet; R. Douard; E. Havlicek; J-D. Gallandat 

Ecologie. 1998. Vol. 29, num. 1-2, p. 289-295.

Le zaï, un système traditionnel complexe de récupération des terres dégradées en Afrique soudano-sahélienne

E. Roose; V. Kaboré; C. Guenat 

ORSTOM actualités. 1998. Vol. Spécial Erosion, num. 56, p. 38.

Distribution of primary forest species in an 19 years old secondary forest in French Guiana

D. Toriola; P. Chareyre; A. Buttler 

Tropical Ecology. 1998. num. 14, p. 323-340.

Changes in sunshine duration are correlated with changes in daily temperature range this century: An analysis of Swiss climatological data

M. Rebetez; M. Beniston 

Geophysical Research Letters. 1998. Vol. 25, num. 19, p. 3611-3613. DOI : 10.1029/98GL02810.

Short-term and long-term effects of mowing on the vegetation of two calcareous fens

S. Gusewell; A. Buttler; F. Klotzli 

Journal of Vegetation Science. 1998. Vol. 9, num. 6, p. 861-872.

A new sampler for extracting undisturbed surface peat cores for growth pot experiments

A. Buttler; P. Grosvernier; Y. Matthey 

New Phytologist. 1998. Vol. 140, num. 2, p. 355-360.

Development of Sphagnum fallax diaspores on bare peat with implications for the restoration of cut-over bogs

A. Buttler; P. Grosvernier; Y. Matthey 

Journal of Applied Ecology. 1998. Vol. 35, num. 5, p. 800-810.

Occurrence of the wild vine Vitis vinifera ssp. silvestris in Europe

C. Arnold; F. Gillet; J. M. Gobat 

Vitis. 1998. Vol. 37, num. 4, p. 159-170.


Journal Articles

A continuous Late Glacial and Holocene record of vegetation changes in Kazakhstan

P. E. Tarasov; D. Jolly; J. O. Kaplan 

Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology. 1997. Vol. 136, num. 1-4, p. 281-292. DOI : 10.1016/S0031-0182(97)00072-2.

Impacts of embanking on the soil-vegetation relationships in a prealpine river

M. Mendonça Santos; C. Guenat; C. Thévoz; F. Bureau 

Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters. 1997. Vol. 6, num. 76, p. 339-348.

Modifications d'une zone alluviale suite à l'endiguement: approche méthodologique

M. Mendonça-Santos; C. Guenat; C. Thevoz; F. Bureau 

Géomorphologie. 1997. Vol. 78, num. 4, p. 365-374.

Régénération ou réimplantation des sphaignes dans les haut-marais jurassiens suisses

P. Grosvernier; A. Buttler; J-M. Gobat; Y. Matthey 

Actes Soc. Jur. Emul.. 1997.  p. 155-179.

The methodology of integrated synusial phytosociology applied to a floodplain sector of the Sarine River, Switzerland

B. Werffeli; C. Roulier; A. Buttler 

Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters. 1997. Vol. 6, num. 3-4, p. 237-245.

Climatic change and debris flows in high mountain regions: The case study of the Ritigraben torrent (Swiss Alps)

M. Rebetez; R. Lugon; P. A. Baeriswyl 

Climatic Change. 1997. Vol. 36, num. 3-4, p. 371-389. DOI : 10.1023/A:1005356130392.

Growth potential of three Sphagnum species in relation to water table level and peat properties with implications for their restoration in cut-over bogs

P. Grosvernier; Y. Matthey; A. Buttler 

Journal of Applied Ecology. 1997. Vol. 34, num. 2, p. 471-483.

Regionalization of precipitation in Switzerland by means of principal component analysis

P. A. Baeriswyl; M. Rebetez 

Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 1997. Vol. 58, num. 1-2, p. 31-41. DOI : 10.1007/BF00867430.

Conference Papers

Coupling image analysis and hydrodynamic measuremnts to quantify macropore space for a functional typology of surface crusts

V. Hallaire; Y. Degoumois; C. Guenat; P. Curmi 

1997. 10th International Working Meeting of Soil Micromorphology, Moscou, Russia, 07- 08-13-1996. p. 390-396.


Repartition spatiale des modifications climatiques dans le domaine alpin, Nationales Forschungsprogramm "Klimaänderungen und Naturkatastrophen" (NFP 31), Schlussbericht

P. A. Baeriswyl; M. Rebetez; A. Winistörfer; M. Roten 

VDF, 1997.


Promenades touristiques

A. Buttler; J-P. Jelmini; A. Schwab 


La couverture végétale du Creux du Van.

A. Buttler 



Journal Articles

Methane flux from northern wetlands and tundra - An ecosystem source modelling approach

T. R. Christensen; I. C. Prentice; J. Kaplan; A. Haxeltine; S. Sitch 

Tellus Series B-Chemical and Physical Meteorology. 1996. Vol. 48, num. 5, p. 652-661.

Le Zaï: Fonctionnement, limites et amélioration d'une pratique traditionnelle africaine de réhabilitation de la végétation et de la productivité des terres dégradées en région soudano-sahélienne (Burkina-Faso)

E. Roose; V. Kaboré; C. Guenat 

Cahier de l'ORSTOM,. 1996. Vol. 282, num. 74, p. 159-173.

Forest clearance in the early 19th century, an indirect cause of the present abundance of Pine (Pinus uncinata ssp rotundata) in the Jura bogs (summary), in Zoologia et Botanica 96.

E. Mitchell; A. Buttler; J-M. Gobat; J. Van Leeuwen; W. Van der Knaap et al. 

Revue Suisse de Zoologie. 1996.  p. 788.

Habitat differentiation in a narrow hybrid zone between diploïd and tetraploïd Anthoxanthum alpinum (Poaceae)

M. Felbert-Girard; F. Felbert; A. Buttler 

The New Phytologist. 1996. num. 133, p. 531-540.

Public expectation as an element of human perception of climate change

M. Rebetez 

Climatic Change. 1996. Vol. 32, num. 4, p. 495-509. DOI : 10.1007/BF00140358.

Seasonal relationship between temperature, precipitation and snow cover in a mountainous region

M. Rebetez 

Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 1996. Vol. 54, num. 3-4, p. 99-106. DOI : 10.1007/BF00865152.

Integrated synusial phytosociology: Some notes on new, multiscalar approach to vegetation analysis

F. Gillet; J. D. Gallandat 

Journal of Vegetation Science. 1996. Vol. 7, num. 1, p. 13-18.

Vertical patterns of testate amoebae (Protozoa: Rhizopoda) and peat-forming vegetation on cutover bogs in the Jura, Switzerland

A. Buttler; B. G. Warner; P. Grosvernier; Y. Matthey 

New Phytologist. 1996. Vol. 134, num. 2, p. 371-382.

Regional behavior of minimum temperatures in Switzerland for the period 1979-1993

M. Beniston; M. Rebetez 

Theoretical and Applied Climatology. 1996. Vol. 53, num. 4, p. 231-243. DOI : 10.1007/BF00871739.

Conference Papers

Microbial activity in Sphagnum magellanicum peat: a comparison between 4 sites in Europe.

A. Buttler; -J. Francez; D. Gilbert; B. Williams; D. Silcock et al. 


The impact of nitrogen deposition on carbon balance in peatland ecosystems.

A. Buttler; B. Williams; D. Silcock; -J. Francez; D. Gilbert et al. 


BERI: Bog Ecosystem Research Initiative - Objectives, hypotheses and methods to investigate the influence of elevated CO2 and Nitrogen on Sphagnum.

A. Buttler; M. Hoosbeek; N. Van Breemen; B. Wallen; H. Rydib et al. 


Book Chapters

BERI: Bog Ecosystem Research Initiative - objectives, hypotheses and research methods.

A. Buttler; M. Hoosbeek; N. Van Breemen; B. Wallen; H. Rydin et al. 

Northern Peatlands in Global Climatic Change.; Academy of Finland, 1996. p. 300-305.

Wooded pastures of the Jura mountains

F. Gillet; J-D. Gallandat 

Western European Silvopastoral Systems; Paris: INRA Editions, 1996. p. 37-53.


Coup d'oeil sur la nature en ville de Neuchâtel.

A. Buttler; J. Ayer; B. Claude; M-F. Monnier; M. Bongard 



Journal Articles

Evolution de la matière organique de quelques sols alluviaux

M. Fierz; J. Gobat; C. Guenat 

Ann. Scienc. Forest.. 1995. Vol. 6, p. 547-559.

Human impacts on alluvial flood plain stretches: effects on soils and soil-vegetation relations

F. Bureau; C. Guenat; C. Thomas; J. Védy 

Arch. für Hydrobiol.. 1995. Vol. Suppl.101. Large rivers, p. 147-161.

Conference Papers

Influence of nitrogen deposition on the carbon balance in peatland ecosystems.

A. Buttler; D. Silcock; B. Williams; -J. Francez; D. Gilbert et al. 



Impact of nitrogen deposition on the carbon balance in peatland ecosystems. (Final report to the EC on Projet N° EV5V-CT92-0099 and supplementary project ERBCIPDCT 930029)

A. Buttler; B. Williams; D. Silcock; -J. Francez; D. Gilbert 


La couverture végétale du Creux du Van.

A. Buttler 



Journal Articles

Dynamique des sols et de la végétation en milieu alluvial carbonaté

F. Bureau; C. Guenat; K. Huber; J. Védy 

Ecologie,. 1994. Vol. 25, num. 4, p. 217-230.

Végétation des lapiés du Muotatal; in: Compte-rendu de la 2ème excursion internationale de phytosociologie en Suisse (Ed. Gallandat, J.-D. & Landolt, E.)

F. Gillet; J-P. Theurillat; A. Dutoit; E. Havlicek; E. Bueche et al. 

Veröff. Geobot. Inst. ETH, Stiftung Rübel, Zürich. 1994. Vol. 119, p. 60-100.

Effects of physical, chemical and botanical characteristics of peat on carbon gas fluxes

A. Buttler; H. Dinel; P. Lévesque 

Soil Sience. 1994. num. 158, p. 365-374.

Conference Papers

Effects of water level regulation of lake Neuchâtel (Switzerland) on the shore wetlands: mathematical modelling of groundwater-lakewater interactions.

A. Buttler; M. Bueche; P. Cornali; P. Perrochet 

1994.  p. 201-212.

A classic bog - La Burtignière in the Vallée de Joux.

A. Buttler; G. Mulhauser; C. Vaucher-von Ballmoos 

1994.  p. 187-194.


Perception du temps et du climat: une analyse du climat de Suisse romande sur la base des dictons populaires. (Thèse de doctorat, Univ. Lausanne, 1992)

M. Rebetez 

Stratus, 1994.

Guide des Etudes en Suisse

R. Bräuniger; M. Rebetez 

AGAB, 1994.

Book Chapters

Microclimate and physical properties of peat: new clues to the understanding of bog regeneration processes

P. Grosvernier; Y. Matthey; A. Buttler 

Restoration of Temperate Wetlands; John Wiley & Sons, 1994. p. 435-450.

Transformations of inorganic nitrogen deposition in European raised bogs.

B. Williams; D. Silcock; A. Francez; D. Gilbert; A. Buttler et al. 

Ecosytem Manipulation experiments; Brussels: Europian Commission, 1994. p. 71-73.


Journal Articles

Carte de la végétation de la région Val de Réchy-Sassenerie (objet CPN 3.77, Alpes valaisannes, Suisse)

J-L. Richard; B. Bressoud; A. Buttler; O. Duckert; J-D. Gallandat et al. 

Bull. Murithienne. 1993. Vol. 111, p. 9-40.


Le climat des Romands

M. Rebetez; C. Barras 

Stratus, 1993.


Journal Articles

Permanent plots in wet meadows and cutting experiment

A. Buttler 

Vegetatio. 1992. Vol. 103, p. 113-124.

Hydrochimie des nappes des prairies humides de la rive sud du lac de Neuchâtel

A. Buttler 

Bull. Ecol.. 1992. Vol. 23, num. 1-2, p. 35-47.

Conference Papers

The result of a century of hydrological control- the fenlands of La Grande Cariçaie.

A. Buttler; G. Mulhauser 

1992.  p. 187-194.


Journal Articles

Un triangle granulométrique pour les tourbes: analyse semi-automatique et représentation graphique

J-M. Gobat; P. Grosvernier; Y. Matthey; A. Buttler 

Science du sol. 1991. Vol. 1, num. 29, p. 23-35.

The relation between movement of subsurface water and gaseous methane in a basin bog with a novel instrument

A. J. Buttler; H. Dinel; M. Lévesque; S. P. Mathur 

Canadian Journal of Soil Science. 1991. Vol. 71, num. 4, p. 427-438. DOI : 10.4141/cjss91-042.

Les sols hydromorphes des prairies humides de la rive sud du lac de Neuchâtel (Suisse)

A. Buttler; J-M. Gobat 

Bull. Ecol.. 1991. Vol. 22, num. 3-4, p. 405-418.

The relation between movement of subsurface water and gaseous methane in a basing bog, wi