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Data collected in the project PERMANENT.PLOT.CH were mainly analysed in the context of climate change. Some data were nevertheless exploited for related projects. Moreover, some supplementary, important articles about permanent plots are listed.


Articles published in the project PERMANENT.PLOT.CH


Lane, S.N., Borgeaud, L. & Vittoz, P. (2016). Emergent geomorphic-vegetation interactions on a subalpine alluvial fan. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 41, 72-86.

Matteodo, M., Ammann, K., Verrecchia, E.P. & Vittoz , P. (2016). Snowbeds are more affected than other subalpine-alpine plant communities by climate change in the Swiss Alps. Ecology and Evolution, 6, 6969-6982.


Ndiribe, C., Pellissier, L., Dubuis, A., Vittoz , P., Salamin, N. & Guisan, A. (2014). Plant functional and phylogenetic turnover correlate with climate and land use in the Western Swiss Alps. Journal of Plant Ecology, 7, 439-450.


Dubuis, A., Giovanettina, S., Pellissier, L., Pottier, J., Vittoz , P. & Guisan, A. (2013). Improving the prediction of plant species distribution and community composition by adding edaphic to topo-climatic variables. Journal of Vegetation Science, 24, 593-606.

Matteodo, M., Wipf, S., Stöckli, V., Rixen, C. & Vittoz, P. (2013) Elevation gradient of successful plant traits for colonizing alpine summits under climate change. Environmental Research Letters, 8, 024043.

Vittoz, P., Cherix, D., Gonseth, Y., Lubini, V., Maggini, R., Zbinden, N. & Zumbach, S. (2013) Climate change impact on biodiversity in Switzerland: a review. Journal for Nature Conservation, 21, 154-162.


Vittoz, P. (2012) Permanent.Plot.ch – a database for Swiss permanent vegetation plots. Biodiversity & Ecology, 4, 337-337.


Vittoz, P., Cherix, D., Gonseth, Y., Lubini, V., Maggini, R., Zbinden, N. & Zumbach, S. (2011) Les changements climatiques. In: T. Lachat, D. Pauli, Y. Gonseth, G. Klaus, C. Scheidegger, P. Vittoz & T. Walter (eds) Evolution de la biodiversité en Suisse depuis 1900. Avons-nous touché le fond ?, pp. 348-375. Bristol-Stiftung, Zürich, Haupt Verlag, Bern.


Fournier, B., Pellissier, L., Guisan, A. & Vittoz , P. (2010) Morphologie et reproduction des plantes le long de gradients altitudinaux. Bulletin de la Murithienne, 127/2009, 45-52.

Pellissier, L., Fournier, B., Guisan, A. & Vittoz , P. (2010) Plant traits co-vary with altitude in grasslands and forests in the European Alps. Plant Ecology, 211, 351-365.

Randin, C., Vittoz, P., Engler, R. & Guisan, A. (2010) Past and future developments in plant populations in the Alps linked to climate change. In: G. Plassmann & E. Maselli (eds) Biodiversity in time of climate change: management or wilderness?, pp. 33-37. ALPARC, Chambéry.

Vittoz, P., Cherix, D., Gonseth, Y., Lubini, V., Maggini, R., Zbinden, N. & Zumbach, S. (2010) Klimawandel. In: T. Lachat, D. Pauli, Y. Gonseth, G. Klaus, C. Scheidegger, P. Vittoz & T. Walter (eds) Wandel der Biodiversität in der Schwiez seit 1900. Ist die Talsohle erreicht?, pp. 350-377. Bristol-Stiftung, Zürich, Haupt Verlag, Bern.


Randin, C., Engler, R., Le Lay, G., Pearman, P.B., Vittoz , P. & Guisan, A. (2009) Ongoing and future vegetation changes in the Western Swiss Alps. Mountain Research Initiative Newsletter, 2 avril 2009, 18-21.

Vittoz, P., Dussex, N., Wassef, J. & Guisan, A. (2009) Diaspore traits discriminate good from weak colonisers on high-elevation summits. Basic and Applied Ecology, 10, 508-515.

Vittoz, P., Randin, C.F., Dutoit, A., Bonnet, F. & Hegg, O. (2009) Low impact of climate change on subalpine grasslands in the Swiss Northern Alps. Global Change Biology, 15, 209-220.


Vittoz, P., Bodin, J., Ungricht, S., Burga, C. & Walther, G.R. (2008) One century of vegetation change on Isla Persa, a nunatak in the Bernina massif in the Swiss Alps. Journal of Vegetation Science, 19, 671-680.


Guisan, A. & Vittoz, P. (2007) Evolution du climat et flore alpine. Faits et prévisions. Hotspot, 16, 10.

Vittoz, P. & Guisan, A. (2007) How reliable is the monitoring of permanent vegetation plots? A test with multiple observers. Journal of Vegetation Science, 18, 413-422.

2006 and before

Vittoz, P., Jutzeler, S. & Guisan, A. (2006) Flore alpine et réchauffement climatique: observation de trois sommets valaisans à travers le XXe siècle. Bulletin de la Murithienne, 123/2005, 49-59.

Vittoz, P. & Guisan, A. (2003) Le projet PERMANENT.PLOT.CH demande votre collaboration. Das Projekt PERMANENT.PLOT.CH bittet um Ihre Mithilfe. Botanica Helvetica, 113, 105-110.

Vittoz, P., Guisan, A., Rebetez, M., Buttler, A. & Klötzli, F. (2003) Vegetations-Dauerbeobachtungsflächen als Zeiger für Umweltveränderungen. Das Projekt PERMANENT.PLOT.CH bittet um Ihre Mithilfe. Vierteljahrsschrift der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Zürich, 148, 97-99.

Vittoz, P. & Hainard, P. (2002) Impact of free-range pigs on mountain pastures in the Swiss Jura. Applied Vegetation Science, 5, 247-254.


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