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In Review

Büntgen U (in review) More research on autumnal climate change ecology. Ecology

Büntgen U, Eggertsson Ó, Wacker L, Sigl M, Charpentier Ljungqvist F, Di Cosmo N, Plunkett G, Krusic PJ, Esper J, Lane C, Reinig F, Oppenheimer C (in review) Cosmogenic dating and environmental impact of Iceland’s major pre-settlement eruption. Nature Communications

Büntgen U, Greuter L, Jenny H, Bollmann K, Galvan JD, Liebhold A, Stenseth NC, Mysterud A (in review) Elevational shifts of mountain ungulates in the Swiss Alps. Ecography

Büntgen U, Johnson D, Gonzalez-Rouco JF, Luterbacher J, Stenseth NC (in review) Extending ‘Detection & Attribution’ to global change ecology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

Büntgen U, Latorre J, Egli S, Martinez-Pena F (in review) Socio-economic, scientific and political benefits of mycotourism. Fungal Ecology

Cerrato R, Cherubini P, Coppola A, Büntgen U, Salvatore MC, Baroni C (in review) A tree-ring based reconstruction of historical larch budmoth outbreaks in the Central Italian Alps. Trees – Structure and Functioning

Galvan JD, Mysterud A, Hülsmann L, Jenny H, Bollmann K, Senn J, Büntgen U (in review) Opposing effects of hunting selection and climate variation on Alpine ibex constitution. Journal of Applied Ecology

Gleeson E, Franke J, Trouet V, Büntgen U, Esper J, Villalba R, Frank D (in review) Hydroclimatic variations in the upper Rio Santa Cruz Basin, Patagonia, Argentina. Journal of Hydrometeorology

Henne P, Bigalke M, Büntgen U, Colombaroli D, Conedera M, Feller U, Frank D, Fuhrer J, Grosjean M, Heiri O, Luterbacher J, Mestrot A, Rigling A, Rössler O, Rohr C, Rutishauser T, Schwikowski M, Stampfli A, Szidat S, Theurillat JP, Weingartner R, Wilcke W, Tinner W (in review) An empirical perspective for understanding climate change impacts in Switzerland. Regional Environmental Change

Moser B, Büntgen U, Molinier V, Peter M, Sproll L, Stobbe U, Tegel W, Egli S (in review) Vegetation as an indicator for Tuber aestivum occurrence in Central Europe. Journal of Vegetation Science

Richard F, Vogt-Schilb H, Schatz B, Malaval J-C, Rapior S, Fons F, Bourgade V, Moreau P-A, Büntgen U (in review) Causes and consequences of changing Mediterranean fungal ecology over the last 170 years. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment

In Revision

Anchukaitis KJ, Wilson R, Briffa KR, Büntgen U, Cook ER, D’Arrigo R, Davi N, Esper J, Frank D, Gunnarson B, Hegerl G, Helama S, Klesse S, Krusic PJ, Linderholm HW, Myglan V, Osborn TJ, Zhang P, Rydval M, Schneider L, Schurer A, Wiles G, Zorita E (in revision) Last millennium Northern Hemisphere summer temperatures from tree rings: Part II, spatially resolved reconstructions. Quaternary Science Reviews

Büntgen U, Verstege A, Sangüesa Barreda G, Wagner S, Camarero JJ, Krusic P, Zorita E, Ljungqvist FC, Konter O, Oppenheimer C, Tegel W, Gärtner H, Cherubini P, Reinig F, Esper J (in revision) Western Mediterranean climate variability since medieval times. Journal of Climate

Düthorn E, Tejedor Vargas E, Kirchhefer A, Timonen M, Holzkämper S, Büntgen U, Esper J (in revision) Diverse growth trends and climate responses of Fennoscandian lakeshore and inland trees. European Journal of Forest Research

Esper J, Büntgen U, Hartl-Meier C, Oppenheimer C, Schneider L (in revision) Northern Hemisphere temperature anomalies during the 1450s period of ambiguous volcanic forcing. Bulletin of Volcanology

Nielsen SS, von Arx G, Damgaard CF, Abermann J, Buchwal A, Büntgen U, Treier UA, Barfod AS, Normand S (in revision) Xylem anatomical features provide mechanistic explanation for spatio-temporal variability in growth rates of Betula nana from western Greenland. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research

In Press

Andrew C, Heegaard E, Kirk P, Bässler C, Heilmann-Clausen J, Krisai-Greilhuber I, Kuyper T, Senn B, Büntgen U, Diez J, Egli S, Gange A, Halvorsen R, Høiland K, Nordén J, Rustøen F, Boddy L, Kauserud H (in press) Big fungal data: pan-European dataset assembly for global change questions in ecology. Fungal Biology Reviews

Esper J, Büntgen U, Denzer S, Krusic PJ, Luterbacher J, Schäfer R, Schreg R, Werner J (in press) Environmental drivers of historical grain price variations in Europe. Climate Research

Hartl-Meier C, Esper J, Liebhold A, Konter O, Rothe A, Büntgen U (in press) Effects of host abundance on Alpine insect outbreaks. Agricultural and Forest Entomology


220 publications (156 ISI listed), h-index of 39/36/30 (according to Google Scholar/Research Gate/Web of Science)


220(156) Büntgen U, Bagi I, Fekete O, Molinier V, Peter M, Splivallo R, Vahdatzadeh M, Richard F, Murat C, Tegel W, Stobbe U, Martínez-Peña F, Sproll L, Hülsmann L, Nievergelt D, Meier B, Egli S (2017) New insights into the complex relationship between weight and maturity of Burgundy truffles (Tuber aestivum). PLOS ONE 12(1): e0170375. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0170375

219(155) Duan J, Esper J, Büntgen U, Li L, Xoplaki E, Zhang H, Wang L, Fang Y, Luterbacher J (2017) Weakening of annual temperature cycle over the Tibetan Plateau since the 1870s. Nature Communications 8: 14008

218(154) Wilson R, Wilson D, Rydval M, Crone A, Büntgen U, Clark S, Ehmer J, Forbes E, Fuentes M, Gunnarson BE, Linderholm HW, Nicolussi K, Wood C, Mills C (2017) Facilitating tree-ring dating of historic conifer timbers using Blue Intensity. Journal of Archaeological Science 78: 99-111

217(153) Oppenheimer C, Wacker L, Xu J, Galván JD, Stoffel M, Orchard A, Guillet S, Corona C, Sigl M, Di Cosmo N, Hajdas I, Pan B, Breuker R, Schneider L, Esper J, Fei J, Hammond JOS, Büntgen U (2017) Multi-proxy dating of the ‘Millennium Eruption’ of Changbaishan and the Eldgjá lava floods. Quaternary Science Reviews 158: 164-171


216(152) Andrew C, Heegaard E, Halvorsen R, Martinez-Pena F, Egli S, Kirk PM, Bässler C, Büntgen U, Aldea J, Høiland K, Boddy L, Kauserud H (2016) Climate impacts on fungal community and trait dynamics. Fungal Ecology 22: 17-25

215(151) Blanchette R, Held BW, Hellmann L, Millman L, Büntgen U (2016) Arctic driftwood reveals unexpectedly rich fungal diversity. Fungal Ecology 23: 58-65

214(150) Bosela M, Popa I, Gomory D, Longauer R, Tobin B, Kyncl J, Kyncl T, Nechita C, Petrás R, Sidor C, Seben V, Büntgen U (2016) Effects of postglacial phylogeny and genetic diversity on the growth variability and climate sensitivity of European silver fir. Journal of Ecology 104: 716-724

213(149) Brázdil R, Dobrovolný P, Trnka M, Büntgen U, Řezníčková L, Kotyza O, Valášek H, Stepanek P (2016) Documentary and instrumental-based drought indices for the Czech Lands back to AD 1501. Climatic Research 70: 103-117

212(148) Büntgen U (2016) Bridge over troubled water – valuing Russia’s scientific landscape. Climate Research 70: 95-98

211 Büntgen U (2016) Fritz Schweingruber feiert seinen 80. Geburtstag. WSLintern 2: 12-13

210(147) Büntgen U, Di Cosmo N (2016) Climatic and environmental aspects of the Mongol withdrawal from Hungary in 1242 CE. Nature Scientific Reports 6: 25606, doi: 10.1038/srep25606

209(146) Büntgen U, Jäggi M, Stobbe U, Tegel W, Sproll L, Eikenberg J, Egli S (2016) All-clear for gourmets: truffles not radioactive. Biogeosciences 13: 1145-1147

208 Büntgen U, Ljungqvist CF, Esper J, Luterbacher J, Wagner S, Werner JP, workshop participants (2016) Consolidation, finalization and publication of the Euro-Med2k database. PAGES Magazine 24: 43

207(145) Büntgen U, Myglan VS, Charpentier Ljungqvist F, McCormick M, Di Cosmo N, Sigl M, Jungclaus J, Wagner S, Krusic PJ, Esper J, Kaplan JO, de Vaan MAC, Luterbacher J, Wacker L, Tegel W, Kirdyanov AV (2016) Cooling and societal change during the Late Antique Little Ice Age from 536 to around 660 AD. Nature Geoscience 9: 231-236

206(144) Camenisch C, Keller KM, Salvisberg M, Amann B, Bauch M, Blumer S, Brázdil R, Brönnimann S, Büntgen U, Campbell BMS, Fernández-Donado L, Fleitmann D, Glaser R, González-Rouco F, Grosjean M, Hoffmann RC, Huhtamaa H, Joos F, Kiss A, Kotyza O, Lehner F, Luterbacher J, Maughan N, Neukom R, Novy T, Priby K, Raible CC, Riemann D, Schuh M, Slavin P, Werner JP, Wetter O (2016) The 1430s: a cold period of extraordinary internal climate variability during the early Spörer Minimum with social and economic impacts in north-western and central Europe. Climate of the Past 12: 2107-2126

205(143) Dahlgren J, Rizzi S, Schweingruber F, Hellmann L, Büntgen U (2016) Age distribution of Greenlandic dwarf shrubs supports concept of negligible actuarial senescence. Ecosphere 7(10): e01521. 10.1002/ecs2.1521

204(142) Datsenko NM, Sonechkin DM, Büntgen U, Yang B (2016) Universal growth modes of high-elevation conifers. Dendrochronologia 38: 38-50

203(141) Dobrovolný P, Rybníček M, Büntgen U, Trnka M, Brázdil R, Stachoň Z, Prokop O, Kolář T (2016) Recent growth coherence in long-term oak (Quercus spp.) ring width chronologies in the Czech Republic. Climatic Research 70: 133-141

202(140) Esper J, Krusic PJ, Ljungqvist FC, Luterbacher J, Career M, Cook E, Davi NK, Hartl-Meier C, Kirdyanov A, Konter O, Myglan V, Timonen M, Treydte K, Trouet V, Villalba R, Wilson RJS, Yang B, Büntgen U (2016) Ranking of tree-ring based temperature reconstructions of the past millennium. Quaternary Science Reviews 145: 134-151

201(139) Girardin MP, Bouriaud O, Hogg T, Kurz WA, Zimmermann NE, Metsaranta J, de Jong R, Frank DC, Esper J, Büntgen U, Guo XJ, Bhatti J (2016) No growth stimulation of Canada’s boreal forest under half-century of combined warming and CO2 fertilization. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA E8406-E8414, doi:

200 Hartl-Meier C, Büntgen U, Esper J (2016) On the occurrence of cyclic larch budmoth outbreaks beyond its geographical hotspots. TRACE – Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology 14: 86-92

199(138) Heegaard E, Boddy L, Diez JM, Halvorsen R, Kauserud H, Kuyper TW, Bässler C, Büntgen U, Gange AC, Krisai-Greilhuber I, Andrew CJ, Ayer F, Høiland K, Kirk P, Egli S (2016) Fine-scale spatiotemporal dynamics of fungal fruiting: prevalence, amplitude, range and continuity. Ecography 39: 1-13 doi: 10.1111/ecog.02256

198(137) Hellmann L, Agafonov L, Charpentier Ljungqvist F, Churakova (Sidorova) O, Düthorn E, Esper J, Hülsmann L, Kirdyanov AV, Moiseev P, Myglan VS, Nikolaev AN, Reinig F, Schweingruber FH, Solomina O, Tegel W, Büntgen U (2016) Diverse growth trends and climate responses across Eurasia’s boreal forest. Environmental Research Letters 11: 074021, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/7/074021

197(136) Hellmann L, Agafonov L, Churakova (Sidorova) O, Düthorn E, Eggertsson O, Esper J, Kirdyanov AV, Knorre AA, Matskovsky V, Moiseev P, Myglan VS, Nikolaev AN, Reinig F, Schweingruber F, Solomina O, Tegel W, Büntgen U (2016) Regional coherency of boreal forest growth defines Arctic driftwood provenancing. Dendrochronologia 39: 3-9

196 Hellmann L, Eggertsson O, Büntgen U (2016) Using Arctic driftwood at the interface of marine and terrestrial (paleo-)environmental research. PAGES Magazine 24: 50

195(135) Hellmann L, Kirdyanov A, Büntgen U (2016) Effects of boreal timber rafting on the composition of Arctic  driftwood. Forests 7, 257; doi:10.3390/f7110257

194(134) Hogg A, Southon J, Turney C, Palmer J, Bronk Ramsey C, Fenwick P, Boswijk G, Büntgen U, Friedrich M, Helle G, Hughen K, Jones R, Kromer B, Noronha A, Reinig F, Reynard L, Staff R, Wacker L (2016) Decadal resolved Lateglacial radiocarbon evidence from New Zealand kauri. Radiocarbon doi: 10.1017/RDC.2016.86

193(133) Izdebski A, Holmgren K, Weiberg E, Stocker SR, Büntgen U, Florenzano A, Gogou A, Leroy SAG, Luterbacher J, Martrat B, Masi A, Mercuri AM, Montagna P, Sadori L, Schneider A, Sicre MA, Triantaphyllou M, Xoplaki E (2016) Realising consilience: how better communication between archaeologists, historians and natural scientists can transform the study of past climate change in the Mediterranean. Quaternary Science Reviews 136: 5-22

192(132) Kirdyanov AV, Solomia ON, Vaganov EA, Büntgen U (2016) Russian tree-ring research. Dendrochronologia 39: 1-2

191(131) Konter O, Büntgen U, Career M, Timonen M, Esper J (2016) Climate signal age effects in boreal tree-rings: lessons to be learned for paleoclimatic reconstructions. Quaternary Science Reviews 142: 164-172

190 Konter O, Traut J, Schneider L, Büntgen U, Esper J (2016) Evaluating climate sensitivity in tree-ring and Riesling must sugar data from the Palatinate (Germany). TRACE – Tree Rings in Archaeology, Climatology and Ecology 14: 60-66

189(130) Luterbacher J, Werner J, Smerdon J, Barriopedro D, Fernández-Donado L, Gonzalez-Rouco JF, Barriopedro D, Ljungqvist F, Büntgen U, Zorita E, Wagner S, Esper J, McCarroll D, Toreti A, Frank D, Jungclaus J, Barriendos M, Bertolin C, Bothe O, Brázdil R, Camuffo D, Dobrovolný P, Gagen M, García-Bustamante E, Ge Q, Gómez-Navarro J, Guiot J, Hao Z, Hegerl G, Holmgren K, Klimenko V, Martín-Chivelet J, Pfister C, Roberts N, Schindler A, Schurer A, Solomina O, von Gunten L, Wahl E, Wanner H, Wetter O, Xoplaki E, Yuan N, Zanchetti D, Zhang H, Zerefos C (2016) European summer temperatures since Roman times. Environmental Research Letters 11: 024001, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/2/024001

188(129) Molinier V, Murat C, Baltensweiler A, Büntgen U, Martin F, Meier B, Moser B, Sproll L, Stobbe U, Tegel W, Egli S, Peter M (2016) Fine-scale genetic structure of wild Tuber aestivum sites in southern Germany. Mycorrhiza doi: 10.1007/s00572-016-0719-y

187(128) Natalini F, Alejano R, Vázquez-Piqué  J, Pardos M, Calama R, Büntgen U (2016) Spatiotemporal variability of stone pine (Pinus pinea L.) growth response to climate across the Iberian Peninsula. Dendrochronologia 40: 72-84

186(127) Ponocna T, Spyt B, Kaczka R, Büntgen U, Treml V (2016) Growth trends and climate responses of Norway spruce along elevational gradients in East-Central Europe. Trees – Structure and Function doi: I 10.1007/s00468-016-1396-3

185(126) Prokop O, Kolář T, Büntgen U, Kyncl J, Kyncl J, Bošeľa M, Choma M, Barta P, Rybníček M (2016) On the paleoclimatic potential of a millennium-long oak ring width chronology from Slovakia. Dendrochronologia 40: 93-101

184(125) Schenk-Jäger KM, Egli S, Hanimann D, Senn-Irlet B, Kupferschmidt H, Büntgen U (2016) Introducing mushroom fruiting patterns from the Swiss National Poisons Information Centre. PLOS ONE 11(9): e0162314. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0162314

183(124) Sookdeo A, Wacker L, Fahrni S, McIntyre CP, Friedrich M, Reinig F, Nievergelt D, Tegel W, Kromer B, Büntgen U (2016) Speed Dating: A Rapid Way to Determine the Radiocarbon Age of Wood by EA-AMS. Radiocarbon 216: 1-7

182(123) Taynik AV, Barinov VV, Oidupaa OC, Myglan VS, Reinig F, Büntgen U (2016) Growth coherency and climate sensitivity of Larix sibirica in the Russian Altai-Sayan Mountains. Dendrochronologia 39: 10-16

181(122) Tegel W, Muigg B, Büntgen U (2016) The wood of Merovingian weaponry. Journal of Archaeological Science 65: 148-153

180 Tegel W, Vanmoerkerke J, Hakelberg D, Büntgen U (2016) Des cernes de bois à l’histoire de la conjoncture de la construction et à l’évolution de la pluviométrie en Gaule du Nord entre 500 BC et 500 AD. In: G. Blancquaert/F. Malrain (Hrsg.), Évolution des sociétés gauloises du Second âge du Fer, entre mutations internes et influences externes. Actes du 38e colloque de l’AFEAF. Revue Archéologique de Picardie n° spécial 30, Amiens 2016: 639-653

179(121) Trnka M, Fischer M, Bartošová L, Orság M, Kyncl T, Ceulemans R, King J, Büntgen U (2016) Potential and limitations of local tree ring records in estimating a priori the growth performance of short-rotation coppice plantations. Biomass & Bioenergy 92: 12-19

178(120) Wilson R, Anchukaitis K, Briffa K, Büntgen U, Cook E, D’Arrigo R, Davi N, Esper J, Frank D, Gunnarson B, Hegerl G, Helema S, Klesse S, Krusic P, Linderholm HW, Myglan V, Osborn T, Rydval M, Schneider L, Schurer A, Wiles G, Zhang P, Zorita E (2016) Last millennium Northern Hemisphere summer temperatures from tree rings: Part I: the long term context. Quaternary Science Reviews 134: 1-18


177 Büntgen U, et al. (2015) Swiss polar research – Pioneering spirit, passion and excellence. Bern, Eidg. Dep. für Auswärtige Angelegenheiten EDA p 36

176 Büntgen U, et al. (2015) Frontiers in tree–ring research with a special emphasis on the Black Death. In: Trnka, M, Hayes M (eds): Evaluation of drought and drought impacts through interdisciplinary methods. Global Change Research Centre AS CR v.v.i., p 11-20, ISBN: 978-80-87902-12-7

175(119) Büntgen U, Egli S, Galván JD, Diez JM, Aldea J, Latorre J, Martínez-Peña F (2015) Drought-induced changes in the phenology, productivity and diversity of Spanish fungi. Fungal Ecology 16: 6-18 

174(118) Büntgen U, Egli S, Schneider L, von Arx G, Rigling A, Camarero JJ, Sangüesa-Barreda G, Fischer CR, Oliach D, Bonet JA, Colinas C, Tegel W, Ruiz Barbarin JI, Martínez-Peña F (2015) Long-term irrigation effects on Spanish holm oak growth and its black truffle symbiont. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 202: 148-159

173(117) Büntgen U, Hellmann L, Tegel W, Normand S, Myer-Smith I, Kirdyanov A, Nievergelt D, Schweingruber FH (2015) Temperature-induced recruitment pulses of Arctic dwarf shrub communities. Journal of Ecology 103: 489-501

172 Büntgen U, Jäggi M, Stobbe U, Tegel W, Sproll L, Eikenberg J, Egli S (2015) Ideas and perspectives: truffles not radioactive. Biogeosciences Discussion 12: 17851-17856

171 Büntgen U, Luterbacher J, Charpentier Ljungqvist F, Esper J, Fleitmann D, Gagen M, González-Rouco F, Wagner S, Werner J, Zorita E, Martínez-Peña F (2015) Towards a spatiotemporal expansion of temperature and hydroclimatic proxy archives. PAGES Magazine 23: 34 

170(116) Büntgen U, Tegel W, Career M, Krusic PJ, Hayes M, Esper J (2015) Commentary to Wetter et al. (2014): Limited tree-ring evidence for a 1540 European ‘Megadrought’. Climatic Change 131: 183-190 

169(115) Büntgen U, Trnka M, Krusic PJ, Kyncl T, Kyncl J, Nicolussi K, Luterbacher J, Zorita E, Charpentier Ljungqvist F, Auer I, Konter O, Schneider L, Tegel W, Stepanek P, Brönnimann S, Hellmann L, Nievergelt D, Esper J (2015) Tree-Ring Amplification of the Early-19th Century Summer Cooling in Central Europe. Journal of Climate 28: 5272-5288

168(114) Cook ER, Seager R, Kushnir Y, Briffa KR, Büntgen U, Frank D, Krusic PJ, Tegel W, van der Schrier G, Andreu-Hayles L, Baillie M, Baittinger C, Bleicher N, Bonde N, Brown D, Career M, Cooper R, Cufar K, Dittmar C, Esper J, Griggs C, Gunnarson B, Günther B, Gutierrez E, Haneca K, Helama S, Herzig F, Heussner K-U, Hofmann J, Janda P, Kontic R, Köse N, Kyncl T, Levanic T, Linderholm H, Manning S, Melvin TM, Miles D, Neuwirth B, Nicolussi K, Nola P, Panayotov M, Popa I, Rothe A, Seftigen K, Seim A, Svarva H, Svoboda M, Thun T, Timonen M, Touchan R, Trotsiuk V, Trouet V, Walder F, Wazny T, Wilson R, Zang C (2015) Old World megadroughts and pluvials during the Common Era. Science Advances 1: e1500561

167(113) Dobrovolný P, Rybníček M, Kolář T, Brázdil R, Trnka M, Büntgen U (2015) A tree-ring perspective on temporal changes in the frequency and intensity of hydroclimatic extremes in the territory of the Czech Republic since 761 AD. Climate of the Past 11: 1453-1466

166(112) Esper J, Großjean J, Camarero JJ, García-Cervigón Morales AI, Olano JM, González-Rouco JF, Büntgen U (2015) Atlantic and Mediterranean synoptic drivers of central Spanish juniper growth. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 121: 571-579

165(111) Esper J, Konter O, Krusic P, Saurer M, Holzkämper S, Büntgen U (2015) Long-term summer temperature variations in the Pyrenees from detrended stable carbon isotopes. Geochronometria 42: 53-59

164(110) Esper J, Schneider L, Smerdon J, Schöne B, Büntgen U (2015) Signals and memory in tree-ring width and density data. Dendrochronologia 35: 62-70

163(109) Galván JD, Büntgen U, Ginzler C, Grudd H, Gutiérrez E, Labuhn I, Camarero JJ (2015) Drought-induced weakening of growth-temperature associations in Mediterranean high-elevation forests. Global and Planetary Change 124: 95-106 

162(108) Gärtner H, Cherubini P, Fonti P, von Arx G, Schneider L, Nievergelt D, Verstege A, Bast A, Schweingruber FH, Büntgen U (2015) Technical challenges in tree-ring research including wood anatomy and dendroecology. Journal of Visualized Experiments doi: 10.3791/52337 (e52337)

161(107) González de Andrés E, Camarero JJ, Büntgen U (2015) Complex climate constraints of upper treeline formation in the Pyrenees. Trees, Structure and Function 29: 941-952

160 Hartl-Meier C, Büntgen U, Esper J (2015) How is Drought Affecting Forest Growth and How Can Stable Isotopes Contribute to Answer this Question? In: Trnka M, Hayes M (eds): Evaluation of drought and drought impacts through interdisciplinary methods. Global Change Research Centre AS CR v.v.i., p 21-25, ISBN: 978-80-87902-12-7

159(106) Hartl-Meier C, Zang C, Büntgen U, Esper J, Rothe A, Göttlein A, Dirnböck T, Treydte K (2015) Uniform climate sensitivity in tree-ring stable isotopes across species and sites in a mid-latitude temperate forest. Tree Physiology 35: 4-15 

158 Hellmann L, Tegel W, Büntgen U (2015) Arktisches Treibholz – ein einzigartiges Umweltarchiv. GeoPanorama 3: 10-14 

157(105) Hellmann L, Tegel W, Kirdyanov AV, Eggertsson O, Esper J, Agafonov L, Nikolaev AN, Knorre AA, Myglan VS, Sidorova O, Schweingruber FH, Nievergelt D, Verstege A, Büntgen U (2015) Timber logging in central Siberia is the main source for recent Arctic driftwood. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 47: 449-460

156(104) Kolář T, Čermák P, Oulehle F, Trnka M, Štěpánek P, Cudlín P, Hruška J, Büntgen U, Rybníček M (2015) Pollution control enhanced spruce growth in the “Black Triangle” near the Czech-Polish border. Science of the Total Environment 538: 703-711

155(103) Konter O, Esper J, Liebhold A, Kyncl T, Schneider L, Düthorn E, Büntgen U (2015) Tree-ring evidence for the historical absence of cyclic larch bud moth outbreaks in the Tatra Mountains. Trees, Structure and Function 29: 809-814 

154 Konter O, Rosner K, Kyncl T, Esper J, Büntgen U (2015) Spatiotemporal variations in the climatic Response of Larix decidua from the Slovakian Tatra Mountains. TRACE 13: 62-68

153 Nievergelt D, Hellmann L, Büntgen U (2015) Ein absolut datierbarer Schweizer Jahrringkalender bis ins Spätglazial? Einem Traum einen Schritt näher. GeoPanorama 3: 15-18 

152(102) Rybníček M, Čermák P, Žid T, Kolář T, Trnka M, Büntgen U (2015) Exploring growth variability and crown vitality of sessile Oak (Quercus petraea) in the Czech Republic. Geochronometria 42: 17-27

151(101) Schmid BV, Büntgen U, Easterday WR, Ginzler C, Walløe L, Bramanti B, Stenseth NC (2015) Climate-driven introduction of the Black Death and successive plague reintroductions into Europe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 112: 3020-3025

150(100) Schneider L, Smerdon JE, Büntgen U, Wilson RJS, Myglan VS, Kirdyanov AV, Esper J (2015) Revising midlatitude summer temperatures back to A.D. 600 based on a wood density network. Geophysical Research Letters 42: doi:10.1002/2015GL063956

149(99) Seim A, Treydte K, Trouet V, Frank D, Fonti P, Tegel W, Panayotov M, Fernandez Donado L, Büntgen U (2015) Climate sensitivity of Mediterranean pine growth reveals distinct east-west dipole. International Journal of Climatology 35: 2503–2513

148(98) Sigl M, Winstrup M, McConnell JR, Welten KC, Plunkett G, Ludlow F, Büntgen U, Caffee M, Chellman N, Dahl-Jensen D, Fischer H, Kipfstuhl S, Kostick C, Maselli OJ, Mekhaldi F, Mulvaney R, Muscheler R, Pasteris DR, Pilcher JR, Salzer M, Schüpbach S, Steffensen JP, Vinther B, Woodruff TE (2015) Timing and global climate forcing of volcanic eruptions during the past 2,500 years. Nature 523: 543-549

147(97) Tegel W, Büntgen U (2015) Historisches und aktuelles Tannenwachstum in Europa – eine dendroökologische Analyse. Allgemeine Forst und Jagdzeitschrift 186: 32-44

146(96) Treml V, Ponocná T, King G, Büntgen U (2015) A new tree ring-based summer temperature reconstruction from the Czech Sudetes Mountains reveals a large amplitude range over the past 300 years and fills a spatial gap in palaeoclimatic networks. International Journal of Climatology 35: 3160-3171

145(95) Zhang H, Yuan N, Esper J, Werner J, Xoplaki E, Büntgen U, Treydte K, Luterbacher J (2015) Non-Climate Long Term Memory in Tree Ring Proxies. Environmental Research Letters 10: 084020


146(96) Battipaglia G, Büntgen U, McCloskey S, Blarquez O, Denis N, Paradis L, Brossier B, Fournier T, Carcaillet C (2014) Long-term effects of climate and land-use change on larch budmoth outbreaks in the French Alps. Climate Research 62: 1-14

145(95) Boddy L, Büntgen U, Egli S, Gange A, Heegaard E, Kirk P, Mohammad A, Kauserud H (2014) Climate variation effects on fungal distribution and fruiting. Fungal Ecology 10: 20-33 

144 Bollmann K, Jenny H, Büntgen U (2014) Europäische Frühlingstemperaturen begünstigen die Vitalität des Alpensteinbocks. CH-WILDiNFO 1: 2-3

143(94) Bunde A, Ludescher J, Franzke CLE, Büntgen U (2014) How significant is West Antarctic warming? Nature Geosciences 7: 246-247

142 Büntgen U (2014) Paläoklimaforschung, Klimaschwankungen und kulturgeschichtliche Implikationen. Geographische Rundschau 7/8: 4-6

141(93) Büntgen U, Egli S (2014) Breaking new ground at the interface of dendroecology and mycology. Trends in Plant Science 19: 613-614

140 Büntgen U, Tegel W (2014) Dendroklimatologische Beiträge zur Klimageschichte. In Die Schweiz vom Paläolithikum bis zum Mittelalter. SPM VII Archäologie der Zeit von 800 bis 1350. Verlag Archäologie Schweiz, Basel ISBN 978-3-908006-58-9 pp. 53-57

139(92) Büntgen U, Hellmann L (2014) The Little Ice Age in scientific perspective: Cold spells and caveats. Journal of Interdisciplinary History xliV: 2 353-368 

138(91) Büntgen U, Jenny H, Liebhold, A, Mysterud A, Egli S, Nievergelt D, Stenseth NC, Bollmann K (2014) European springtime temperature synchronizes ibex horn growth across the eastern Swiss Alps. Ecology Letters 17: 303-313 

137(90) Büntgen U, Kirdyanov AV, Hellmann L, Nikolayev A, Tegel W (2014) Cruising the archive: on the palaeoclimatic value of the Lena Delta. The Holocene 24: 627-630 

136(89) Büntgen U, Psomas A, Schweingruber FH (2014) Introducing wood anatomical and dendrochronological aspects of herbaceous plants: applications of the Xylem Database to vegetation science. Journal of Vegetation Science 25: 967-977 

135(88) Büntgen U, Tegel W, Kaplan JO, Schaub M, Hagedorn F, Bürgi M, Brázdil R, Helle G, Career M, Heussner KU, Hofmann J, Kontic R, Kyncl T, Kyncl J, Camarero JJ, Tinner W, Esper J, Liebhold A (2014) Placing unprecedented recent fir growth in a European-wide and Holocene-long context. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12: 100-106 

134(87) Büntgen U, Wacker L, Nicolussi K, Sigl M, Güttler D, Tegel W, Krusic PJ, Esper J (2014) Extraterrestrial confirmation of tree-ring dating. Nature Climate Change 4: 404-405 

133(86) Esper J, Düthorn E, Krusic PJ, Timonen M, Büntgen U (2014) Northern European summer temperature variations over the Common Era from integrated tree-ring density records. Journal of Quaternary Science 29: 487-494

132(85) Esper J, Großjean J, Camarero JJ, García-Cervigón Morales AI, Olano JM, González-Rouco JF, Büntgen U (2014) Atlantic and Mediterranean synoptic drivers of central Spanish juniper growth. Theoretical and Applied Climatology doi: 10.1007/s00704-014-1254-4

131(84) Galván JD, Camarero JJ, Ginzler C, Büntgen U (2014) Spatial diversity of recent Mediterranean tree growth. Environmental Research Letters 9: 084001 (11pp) doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/9/8/084001

130(83) Konter O, Holzkämper S, Helle G, Büntgen U, Saurer M, Esper J (2014) Climate sensitivity and parameter coherency in annually resolved δ13C and δ18O from Pinus uncinata tree-ring data in the Spanish Pyrenees. Chemical Geology 377: 12-19

129(82) Kress A, Hangartner S, Bugmann H, Büntgen U, Frank DC, Leuenberger M, Siegwolf RTW, Saurer M (2014) Swiss tree-rings reveal warm and wet summers during medieval times. Geophysical Research Letters doi: 10.1002/2013GL059081

128 Luterbacher J, Werner J, Fleitmann D, Gonzalez-Rouco JF, McCarroll D, Wagner S, Zorita E, Gómez-Navarro J, Büntgen U, Esper J (2014) Hydroclimatic reconstructions over Europe and the Mediterranean. PAGES Magazine 22: 38

127 PAGES 2k Consortium (2014) PAGES 2k — A community-driven framework for climate reconstructions. EOS 95: 361-368

126(81) Schneider L, Esper J, Timonen M, Büntgen U (2014) Detection and evaluation of an early divergence problem in Northern Fennoscandian tree-ring data. Oikos 123(5): 559-566 

125(80) Seim A, Treydte K, Trouet V, Frank D, Fonti P, Tegel W, Panayotov M, Fernandez Donado L, Büntgen U (2014) Climate sensitivity of Mediterranean pine growth reveals distinct east-west dipole. International Journal of Climatology doi: 10.1002/joc.4137

124(79) Tegel W, Seim A, Hakelberg D, Hoffmann S, Panev M, Westphal T, Büntgen U (2014) A recent growth increase of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) at its Mediterranean distribution limit contradicts drought stress. European Journal of Forest Research 133: 61-71

123 Werner JP, Büntgen U, Ljungqvist FC, Esper J, Fernández-Donado L, Gonzalez-Rouco FJ, Luterbacher J, McCarroll D, Smerdon JE, Wagner S, Wahl ER, Wanner H, Zorita E (2014) The Medieval Climate (A)nomaly over Europe. Geophysical Research Abstracts 15: 2013-9209


122 Büntgen U (2013) In Memoriam – Klaus Felix Kaiser. TRACE 11: 6-7 

121(78) Bunde A, Büntgen U, Ludescher J, Luterbacher J, von Storch H (2013) Is there memory in precipitation? Nature Climate Change 3: 174-175 

120(77) Büntgen U, Kyncl T, Ginzler C, Jacks DS, Esper J, Tegel W, Heussner KU, Kyncl J (2013) Filling the Eastern European gap in millennium-long temperature reconstructions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 110: 1773-1778 

119(76) Büntgen U, Martinez-Peña F, Aldea J, Rigling A, Fischer EM, Camarero JJ, Hayes MJ, Fatton V, Egli S (2013) Declining pine growth in Central Spain coincides with increasing diurnal temperature range since the 1970s. Global and Planetary Change 107: 177-185 

118(75) Büntgen U, Peter M, Kauserud H, Egli S (2013) Unraveling environmental drivers of a recent increase in Swiss fungi fruiting. Global Change Biology 19: 2785-2794 

117 Egli S, Büntgen U (2013) Périgord-Trüffel bald auch in der Schweiz? Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Pilzkunde 1: 16

116 Egli S, Büntgen U (2013) Les truffes du Périgord-bientôt en Suisse? Bulletin Suisse de mycologie 1: 17

115(74) Esper J, Büntgen U, Luterbacher J, Krusic PJ (2013) Testing the hypothesis of globally missing rings in temperature sensitive dendrochronological data. Dendrochronologia 31: 216-222 

114(73) Esper J, Schneider L, Krusic PJ, Luterbacher J, Büntgen U, Timonen M, Sirocko F, Zorita E (2013) European summer temperature response to annually dated volcanic eruptions over the past nine centuries. Bulletin of Volcanology 75: 736-750 

113(72) Glur L, Wirth SB, Büntgen U, Gilli A, Haug GH, Schär C, Anselmetti FS (2013) Frequent floods in the European Alps coincide with cooler periods of the past 2500 years. Nature – Scientific Reports 3: 2770; doi: 10.1038/srep02770 

112(71) Hellmann L, Tegel W, Eggertsson O, Schweingruber FH, Blanchette R, Gärtner H, Kirdyanov A, Büntgen U (2013) Tracing the origin of Arctic driftwood. Journal of Geophysical Research – B 118: 68-76 (This paper was highlighted by AGU and reported by Science

111 Hellmann L, Tegel W, Eggertsson O, Schweingruber FH, Blanchette R, Gärtner H, Kirdyanov A, Büntgen U (2013) On the wood anatomical importance in Arctic driftwood research. TRACE 11: 160-165

110(70) Kauserud H, Heegaard E, Büntgen U, Halvorsen R, Egli S, Senn-Irlet B, Greilhuber IK, Dämon W, Sparks T, Nordén J, Høiland K, Kirk P, Semenov M, Stenseth NC, Boddy L (2013) Reply to Gange et al.: Climate driven changes in the fungal fruiting season in the UK. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 110: E335

109(69) King G, Fonti P, Nievergelt D, Büntgen U, Frank D (2013) Climatic drivers of hourly to yearly tree radius variations along a 6°C natural warming gradient. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 168: 36-46

108 Konter O, Holzkämper S, Helle G, Büntgen U, Esper J (2013) Climate signals in annually resolved δ13C and δ18O tree-ring data from Pinus uncinata in the Spanish Pyrenees. TRACE 11: 77-84

107(68) PAGES 2k Consortium (2013) Continental-scale temperature variability over the Common Era. Nature Geoscience 6: 339-346

106 Riechelmann D, Schmidhalter M, Büntgen U, Esper J (2013) Extending a high-elevation larch ring width chronology from the Simplon region in the Swiss Alps over the past millennium. TRACE 11: 103-107

105(67) Schweingruber FH, Büntgen U (2013) What is ‘wood’ – An anatomical re-definition. Dendrochronologia 31: 187-191

104(66) Schweingruber FH, Hellmann L, Tegel, W, Braun S, Nievergelt D, Büntgen U (2013) Evaluating the wood anatomical and dendroecological potential of Arctic dwarf shrubs. IAWA Journal 34: 485-497

103(65) Stobbe U, Egli S, Tegel W, Peter M, Sproll L, Büntgen U (2013) Potential and limitations of Burgundy truffle cultivation. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 97: 5215-5224

102(64) Stobbe U, Stobbe A, Sproll L, Tegel W, Peter M, Büntgen U, Egli S (2013) New evidence for Burgundy truffle and Norway spruce symbiosis. Mycorrhiza doi: 10.1007/s00572-013-0508-9

101 Tegel W, Hakelberg D, Vanmoerkerke J, Büntgen U (2013) Jahrringe als Quellen für Baukonjunktur und Niederschlag in Nordgallien 500 BC–500 AD. Dendro-Chronologie, -Typologie, -Ökologie. Festschrift für André Billamboz zum 65. Geburtstag. Freiburg: 145-156


100(63) Anchukaitis KJ, Breitenmoser P, Briffa KR, Buchwald A, Büntgen U, Cook ER, D’Arrigo RD, Esper J, Evans MN, Frank D, Grudd H, Gunnarson B, Hughes MK, Kirdyanov AV, Körner C, Krusic PJ, Luckman B, Melvin TM, Salzer MW, Shashkin AV, Timmreck C, Vaganov EA, Wilson RJS (2012) No evidence for misdating of tree-ring chronologies associated with volcanic cooling. Nature Geoscience doi:10.1038/ngeo1645

99 Büntgen U, Egli S, Senn-Irlet B (2012) Les changements climatiques prolongent-ils la saison des champignons? La Foret 9: 5

98(62) Büntgen U, Egli S, Camarero JJ, Fischer EM, Stobbe U, Kauserud H, Tegel W, Sproll L, Stenseth NC (2012) Drought-induced decline in Mediterranean truffle harvest. Nature Climate Change 2: 827-829

97(61) Büntgen U, Egli S, Tegel W, Stobbe U, Sproll L, Elburg R, Peter M, Nievergelt D, Cherubini P, Stenseth NC (2012) Illuminating the mysterious world of truffles. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 462-463

96(60) Büntgen U, Frank D, Neuenschwander T, Esper J (2012) Fading temperature sensitivity of Alpine tree growth at its Mediterranean margin and associated effects on large-scale climate reconstructions. Climatic Change 114: 651-666 

95(59) Büntgen U, Ginzler C, Esper J, Tegel W, McMichael AJ (2012) Digitizing historical plague. Clinical Infectious Diseases 55: 1586-1588 

94(58) Büntgen U, Kaczka RJ, Trnka M, Rigling A (2012) Ensemble estimates reveal a complex hydroclimatic sensitivity of pine growth at Carpathian cliff sites. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 160: 100-109 

93(57) Büntgen U, Kauserud H, Egli S (2012) Linking mushroom productivity and phenology to climate variability. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10: 14-19

92(56) Büntgen U, Tegel W, Heussner K-U, Hofmann J, Kontic R, Kyncl T, Cook ER (2012) Effects of sample size in dendroclimatology. Climate Research 53: 263-269

91(55) Dorado-Linan I, Büntgen U, Gonzalez-Rouco F, Zorita E, Montavez JP, Gomez-Navarro JJ, Brunet M, Heinrich I, Helle G, Gutierrez E (2012) Estimating 750 years of temperature variations and uncertainties in the Pyrenees by tree-ring reconstructions and climate simulations. Climate of the Past 8: 919-933

90(54) Esper J, Büntgen U, Timonen M, Frank DC (2012) Variability and extremes of northern Scandinavian summer temperatures over the past two millennia. Global and Planetary Change 88-89: 1-9

89(53) Esper J, Frank DC, Timonen M, Zorita E, Wilson RJS, Luterbacher J, Holzkämper S, Nievergelt D, Verstege A, Büntgen U (2012) Orbital forcing of tree-ring data. Nature Climate Change doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE1589

88(52) Jover E, Ward A, Büntgen U (2012) Linking long-term temperature variability to population density in Andorra, Central Pyrenees. Population and Environment doi: 10.1007/s11111-012-0181-5

87(51) Kauserud H, Heegaard E, Büntgen U, Halvorsen R, Egli S, Boddy L, Senn-Irlet B, Greilhuber I, Dämon W, Sparks T, Nordén J, Høiland K, Kirk P, Semenov M, Stenseth NC (2012) Warming-induced shift in European mushroom fruiting phenology. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 109: 14488-14493

86 Luterbacher JGarcía-Herrera R, Akcer-On S, Allan R, Alvarez-Castro MC, Benito G, Booth J, Büntgen U, Cagatay N, Colombaroli D, Davis B, Esper J, Felis T, Fleitmann D, Frank D, Gallego D, Garcia-Bustamante E, Glaser R, González-Rouco JF, Goosse H, Kiefer T, Macklin MG, Manning S, Montagna P, Newman L, Power MJ, Rath V, Ribera P, Riemann D, Roberts N, Silenzi S, Tinner W, Valero-Garces B, van der Schrier G, Tzedakis C, Vannière B, Vogt S, Wanner H, Werner JP, Willett G, Williams MH, Xoplaki E, Zerefos CS, Zorita E (2012) A review of 2000 years of paleoclimatic evidence in the Mediterranean. In: Lionello P (Ed.), The Climate of the Mediterranean region: From the Past to the Future. Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 87-185

85(50) McCormick M, Büntgen U, Cane MA, Cook ER, Harper K, Huybers P, Litt T, Manning SW, Mayewski PA, More AFM, Nicolussi K, Tegel T (2012) Climate change during and after the Roman Empire: Reconstructing the past from scientific and historical evidence. Journal of Interdisciplinary History xliii: 2 169-220

84(49) Morellón M, Pérez-Sanz A, Corella JP, Büntgen U, Catalán J, González-Sampériz P, González-Trueba JJ, López-Sáez JA, Moreno A, Pla-Rabes S, Saz-Sánchez MA, Scussolinni P, Serrano E, Steinhilber F, Stefanova V, Vegas-Vilarrúbia T, Valero-Garcés B (2012) A multi-proxy perspective on millennium-long climate variability in the Southern Pyrenees. Climate of the Past 8: 683-700

83(48) Seim A, Büntgen U, Fonti P, Haska H, Herzig F, Tegel W, Trouet V, Treydte K (2012) The paleoclimatic potential of a millennium-long tree-ring width chronology from Albania. Climate Research 51: 217-228

82(47) Stobbe U, Büntgen U, Sproll L, Tegel W, Egli S, Fink S (2012) Spatial distribution and ecological variation of re-discovered German truffle habitats. Fungal Ecology 5: 591-599

81(46) Tegel W, Hakelberg D, Elbrug R, Stäuble H, Büntgen U (2012) Early Neolithic water wells reveal the world’s oldest wood architecture. PLoSONE 7(12): e51374. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051374

80(45) Trachsel M, Kamenik C, Grosjean M, McCarroll D, Moberg A, Brázdil R, Büntgen U, Dobrovolny P, Esper J, Frank DC, Friedrich M, Glaser R, Laroque-Tobler I, Nicolussi K, Riemann D (2012) Multi-archive summer temperature reconstruction for the European Alps, AD 1053-1996. Quaternary Science Reviews 46: 66-79

79(44) Treml V, Ponocná T, Büntgen U (2012) Growth trends and temperature responses of treeline Norway spruce in the Czech-Polish Sudetes Mountains. Climate Research 55: 91-103


78 Werner Bellwald W, Schmidhalter M, Flückiger-Seiler R, Bellwald I, Rieder C, Freund H, Büntgen U (2011) Holzjahrringe und ihre Aussagekraft. Aufschlussreiche Resultate für die Walliser Bauernhausforschung. In Bauernhäuser der Schweiz, Wallis 3.1

77(43) Büntgen U, Brazdil R, Dobrovolny P, Trnka M, Kyncl T (2011) Five centuries of Southern Moravian drought variations revealed from living and historic trees. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 105: 167-180

76(42) Büntgen U, Brázdil R, Heussner K-U, Hofmann J, Kontic R, Kyncl T, Pfister C, Chromá K, Tegel W (2011) Combined dendro-documentary evidence of Central European hydroclimatic springtime extremes over the last millennium. Quaternary Science Reviews 30: 3947-3959

75(41) Büntgen U, Raible C, Frank D, Helama S, Cunningham L, Hofer D, Nievergelt D, Verstege A, Stenseth N, Esper J (2011) Causes and consequences of past and projected Scandinavian summer temperatures, 500-2100 AD. PLoS ONE 6(9): e25133. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025133

74 Büntgen U, Tegel W (2011) European tree-ring data and the Medieval Climate Anomaly. PAGES 19: 14-15

73(40) Büntgen U, Tegel W, Nicolussi K, McCormick M, Frank D, Trouet V, Kaplan J, Herzig F, Heussner U, Wanner H, Luterbacher J, Esper J (2011) 2500 years of European climate variability and human susceptibility. Science 331: 578-582

72(39) Büntgen U, Tegel W, Egli S, Stobbe U, Sproll L, Stenseth NC (2011) Truffles and climate change. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 9: 150-151


71(38) Affolter P, Büntgen U, Esper J, Rigling A, Weber P, Luterbacher J, Frank D (2010) Inner Alpine conifer response to 20th century drought swings. European Journal of Forest Research 129: 289-298

70(37) Battipaglia G, Frank DC, Büntgen U, Dobrovolny P, Brazdil R, Pfister C, Esper J (2010) Five centuries of Central European temperature extremes reconstructed from tree-ring density and documentary evidence. Global and Planetary Change 72: 182-191

69(36) Büntgen U (2010) Book Review: Interannuelle Klima-Wachstums-Beziehung zentraleuropäischer Bäume von 1901 bis 1971. Eine dendroklimatologische Netzwerkanalyse. Erdkunde 64: 389-391

68(35) Büntgen U, Schweingruber F (2010) Environmental change without climate change? New Phytologist 18: 646-651

67(34) Büntgen U, Brázdil R, Frank DC, Esper J (2010) Three centuries of Slovakian drought dynamics. Climate Dynamics 35: 315-329

66(33) Büntgen U, Frank D, Trouet V, Esper J (2010) Diverse climate sensitivity of Mediterranean tree-ring width and density. Trees, Structure and Function 24: 261-273

65(32) Büntgen U, Franke J, Frank D, Wilson R, Gonzales-Rouco F, Esper J (2010) Assessing the spatial signature of European climate reconstructions. Climate Research 41: 125-130

64(31) Büntgen U, Trouet V, Frank D, Leuschner HH, Friedrichs D, Luterbacher J, Esper J (2010) Tree-ring indicators of German summer drought over the last millennium. Quaternary Science Reviews 29: 1005-1016

63(30) Corona C, Guiot J, Edouard JL, Chalié F, Büntgen U, Nola P, Urbinati C (2010) Millennium-long summer temperature variations in the European Alps as reconstructed from tree rings. Climate of the Past 6: 379-400

62(29) Esper J, Frank D, Battipaglia G, Büntgen U, Holert C, Siegwolf R, Saurer M (2010) Low frequency signals in tree-ring stable isotopes. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 24: 10.1029/2010GB003772

61(28) Esper J, Frank D, Büntgen U, Verstege A, Hantemirov RM, Kirdyanov A (2010) Trends and uncertainties in Siberian indicators of 20th century warming. Global Change Biology 16: 386-398

60(27) Frank DC, Esper J, Raible CC, Büntgen U, Trouet V, Joos F, Stocker B (2010) Ensemble reconstruction constraints of the global carbon cycle sensitivity to climate. Nature 463: 527-530

59 Fonti P, Moser L, Franzen J, King G, Nievergelt D, Büntgen U, Esper J, Luterbacher J, Frank D (2010) Temperature-induced differences in timing of intra-annual growth of subalpine Larix decidua and Picea abies. Geophysical Research Abstracts 12: 2010-6746

58(26) Johnson DM, Büntgen U, Kausrud K, Frank DC, Haynes KJ, Liebhold AM, Esper J, Stenseth NC (2010) Climate change forces elevation shift in outbreak epicenter of larch budmoth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, USA 107: 20576-20581

57(25) Kausrud KL, Begon M, Ben Ari T, Viljugrein H, Esper J, Büntgen U, Leirs H, Junge C, Yang B, Yang M, Xu L, Stenseth NC (2010) Modeling the epidemiological history of plague in Central Asia: paleoclimatic forcing on a disease system over the past millennium. BMC Biology 8: 112 doi:10.11861741-7007-8-112

56(24) Moser L, Fonti P, Büntgen U, Franzen J, Esper J, Luterbacher J, Frank D (2010) Timing and duration of European larch growing season along altitudinal gradients in the Swiss Alps. Tree Physiology 30: 225-233

55 Seim A, Treydte K, Büntgen U, Esper J, Fonti P, Haska H, Herzig F, Tegel W, Faust D (2010) Exploring the potential of Pinus heldreichii CHRIST for long-term climate reconstruction in Albania. TRACE 8: 75-82

54(23) Tegel W, Vanmoerkerke J, Büntgen U (2010) Updating historical tree-ring records for climate reconstruction. Quaternary Science Reviews 29: 1957-1959

53(22) Visser H, Büntgen U, D’Arrigo R, Petersen A (2010) Detecting instabilities in tree-ring proxy calibration. Climate of the Past 6: 225-255


52 Babst F, Frank D, Büntgen U, Nievergelt D, Esper J (2009) Effect of sample preparation and scanning resolution on the Blue Reflectance of Picea abies. TRACE 7: 188-195

51 Büntgen U (2009) Was uns Jahrringe über die Klimageschichte Nordhessens erzählen – Ergebnisse dendroklimatologischer Untersuchungen. In: von Gilsa FW, Scherb R (eds) Mosaiksteine einer 800jährigen Dorfgeschichte. 568 pp

50 Büntgen U, Luterbacher J (2009) Alpine Klimageschichte vom Hohen Mittelalter bis in die Gegenwart – Was uns Jahrringe und historische Quellen Erzählen. Blätter aus der Walliser Geschichte XLI. Band 2009: 103-121

49 Büntgen U, Frank D, Carrer M, Urbinati C, Esper J (2009) Improving Alpine summer temperature reconstructions by increasing sample size. TRACE 7: 36-43

48(21) Büntgen U, Frank DC, Liebhold A, Johnson D, Carrer M, Urbinati C, Grabner M, Nicolussi K, Levanic T, Esper J (2009) Three centuries of insect outbreaks across the European Alps. New Phytologist 182: 929-941

47 Büntgen U, Wilson R, Wilmking M, Niedzwiedz T, Bräuning A (2009) The ‘Divergence Problem’ in tree-ring research. TRACE 7: 212-219

46(20) Corona C, Guiot J, Edouard JL, Chalié F, Büntgen U, Nola P, Urbinati C (2009) Millennium-long summer temperature variations in the European Alps as reconstructed from tree rings. Climate of the Past Discussion 4: 1-80

45 Esper J, Frank D, Büntgen U, Battipaglia G, Franke J, Trouet V (2009) How to test for divergence in tree-ring timeseries? In: Young G, McCarroll D (Eds.) Millennium Milestone Meeting 3, Proceedings Volume, Mallorca, Spain, 3-5 March 2009: 112-113

44 Esper J, Frank D, Büntgen U, Kirdyanov A (2009) Influence of pith offset on tree-ring chronology trend. TRACE 7: 205-210

43(19) Frank D, Büntgen U, Esper J (2009) Response to “Late 20th century growth acceleration in greek firs (Abies cephalonica) from Cephalonica Island, Greece: A CO2 fertilization effect? Dendrochronologia 27: 223-227

42(18) Friedrichs D, Büntgen U, Esper J, Frank D, Neuwirth B, Löffler J (2009) Complex climate controls on 20th century oak growth in Central-West Germany. Tree Physiology 29: 39-51

41(17) Friedrichs D, Trouet V, Büntgen U, Frank DC, Esper J, Neuwirth B, Löffler J (2009) Species-specific climate sensitivity of tree growth in Central-West Germany. Trees, Structure and Function 23: 729-739

40 Hoffmann K, Büntgen U, Kyncl T, Brazdil R, Esper J (2009) On the potential of fir ring width data for summer drought reconstruction in southern Moravia, Czech. TRACE 7: 57-63

39(16) Kress A, Saurer M, Büntgen U, Treydte K, Bugmann H, Siegwolf R (2009) Summer temperature dependency of larch budmoth outbreaks revealed by Alpine tree-ring isotope chronologies. Oecologia 160: 353-365

38(15) Kress A, Saurer M, Büntgen U, Treydte K, Esper J, Siegwolf R (2009) High sensitivity of an Alpine larch isotope tree-ring series to temperature, precipitation, sunshine duration and cloudiness. In: Young G, McCarroll D (Eds.) Millennium Milestone Meeting 3, Proceedings Volume, Mallorca, Spain, 3-5 March 2009: 68-69


37 Büntgen U, Barais Valle K, Frank DC, Bouriaud O, Esper J (2008) Climatic drivers of beech growth in the Vosges and Jura Mts. TRACE 6: 37-44

36 Büntgen U, Esper J, Frank DC (2008) How do trees react to climate change? – Results from dendroclimatic research. In: Dujesiefken D, Kockerbeck P (eds) Yearbook of Arboriculture. 12: 26-39

35 Büntgen U, Frank DC, Brazdil R, Esper J (2008) Three centuries of Central European drought swings. In: Young G, McCarroll D (Eds.) European climate of the past millennium, Proceedings Volume, Calla Millor, Spain, 13-15 March 2008: 144-145

34(15) Büntgen U, Frank DC, Grudd H, Esper J (2008) Long-term summer temperature variations in the Pyrenees. Climate Dynamics 31: 615-631

33(14) Büntgen U, Frank DC, Wilson R, Carrer M, Urbinati C, Esper J (2008) Testing for tree-ring divergence in the European Alps. Global Change Biology 14: 2443-2453

32 Büntgen U, Frank DC, Wilson R, Esper J (2008) A test for tree-ring divergence in the European Alps. In: Young G, McCarroll D (Eds.) European climate of the past millennium, Proceedings Volume, Calla Millor, Spain, 13-15 March 2008: 132-133

31 Esper J, Niederer R, Luterbacher J, Büntgen U, Frank DC (2008) Calibration trails using very long instrumental and proxy data. TRACE 6: 45-50

30 Frank D, Büntgen U, Esper J, Battigpaglia G, Carrer M, Nicolussi K, Pichler T, Urbinati, C (2008) Wavelength-dependent combination of tree-ring data from the European Alps. In: Young G, McCarroll D (Eds.) European climate of the past millennium, Proceedings Volume, Calla Millor, Spain, 13-15 March 2008: 138-139

29 Frank D, Bouriaud O, Wilson R, Battipaglia G, Büntgen U, Fonti P, Treydte K, Trouet V, Esper J (2008) A challenge for spatially explicit reconstructions: the climate response of trees is a function of climate. TRACE 6: 31-36

28(13) Schaub M, Büntgen U, Kaiser KF, Kromer B, Talamo S, Andersen KK, Rasmussen SO (2008) Lateglacial environmental variability in Swiss tree rings. Quaternary Science Reviews 27: 29-41

27(12) Schaub M, Kaiser KF, Frank DC, Büntgen U, Kromer B, Talamo S (2008) Environmental change during the Allerød and Younger Dryas reconstructed from Swiss tree-ring data. Boreas 37: 74-86


26 Büntgen U, Frank DC, Verstege A, Nievergelt D, Esper J (2007) Climatic response of multiple tree-ring parameters from the Spanish Central Pyrenees. TRACE 5: 60-72

25(11) Büntgen U, Frank DC, Kaczka RJ, Verstege A, Zwijacz-Kozica T, Esper J (2007) Growth/climate response of a multi-species tree-ring network in the Western Carpathian Tatra Mountains, Poland and Slovakia. Tree Physiology 27: 689-702

24 Esper J, Büntgen U, Frank DC, Nicolussi K (2007) Updating the Tyrol tree-ring dataset. TRACE 5: 80-84

23(10) Esper J, Büntgen U, Frank DC, Nievergelt D, Liebhold A (2007) 1200 years of regular outbreaks in alpine insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 274: 671-679

22(9) Esper J, Frank DC, Büntgen U, Verstege A, Luterbacher J, Xoplaki E (2007) Long-term drought severity variations in Morocco. Geophysical Research Letters 34: doi, 10.1029/2007GL030844

21(8) Esper J, Frank DC, Wilson RSJ, Büntgen U, Treydte K (2007) Uniform growth trends among central Asian low- and high-elevation juniper tree sites. Trees Structure and Function 21: 141-150

20(7) Frank DC, Büntgen U, Böhm R, Maugeri M, Esper J (2007) Warmer early instrumental measurements versus colder reconstructed temperatures: Shooting at a moving target. Quaternary Science Reviews 26: 3298-3310

19 Kaczka RJ, Büntgen U (2007) Spatial autocorrelation and growth/climate response of a high elevation spruce network along the Carpathian arc. TRACE 5: 103-112

18(6) Wilson RJS, D’Arrigo R, Buckley B, Büntgen U, Esper J, Frank D, Luckman B, Payette S, Vose R, Youngblut D (2007) A matter of divergence: Tracking recent warming at hemispheric scales using tree-ring data. Journal of Geophysical Research 112: doi, 10.1029/2006JD008318


17 Büntgen U (2006) 1250 Jahre Alpine Klimageschichte. In: Bellwald I (ed) Familienchronik der Gemeinde Kippel und Geschlechter, Geschichte und Siedlugen des Lötschentals. 1085 pp

16 Büntgen U (2006) Long-term European climate reconstructions from high-elevation tree-rings. PhD thesis, University Bern 175 pp

15(5) Büntgen U, Bellwald I, Kalbermatten H, Schmidhalter M, Freund H, Frank DC, Bellwald W, Neuwirth B, Nüsser M, Esper J (2006) 700 years of settlement and building history in the Lötschental/Switzerland. Erdkunde 60/2: 96-112

14 Büntgen U, Frank DC, Böhm R, Esper J (2006) Effect of uncertainty in instrumental data on reconstructed temperature amplitude in the European Alps. In: Heinrich I (ed) TRACE 4: 38-45

13(4) Büntgen U, Frank DC, Nievergelt D, Esper J (2006) Summer temperature variations in the European Alps, AD 755-2004. Journal of Climate 19/2: 5606-5623

12(3) Büntgen U, Frank DC, Schmidhalter M, Neuwirth B, Seifert M, Esper J (2006) Growth/climate response shift in a long subalpine spruce chronology. Trees Structure and Function 20: 99-110

11 Esper J, Büntgen U, Frank DC, Nievergelt D, Treydte K, Verstege A (2006) Multiple tree-ring parameters from Atlas cedar (Morocco) and their climatic signal. In: Heinrich I (ed) TRACE 4: 46-55

10(2) Raible CC, Casty C, Luterbacher J, Pauling A, Esper J, Frank DC, Büntgen U, Roesch AC, Tschuck P, Wild M, Vidale PL, Schär C, Wanner H (2006) Climate variability – observations, reconstructions, and model simulations for the Atlantic-European and Alpine region from 1500-2100 AD. Climatic Change doi: 10.1007/10584-006-9061-2


9(1) Büntgen U, Esper J, Frank DC, Nicolussi K, Schmidhalter M (2005) A 1052-year tree-ring proxy for Alpine summer temperatures. Climate Dynamics 25: 141-153

8 Büntgen U, Esper J, Frank DC, Nicolussi K, Schmidhalter M, Seifert M (2005) The effect of power transformation on RCS – case study from 3 millennial-length alpine chronologies. In: Gärtner H, Esper J, Schleser G (eds) TRACE 3: 141-149

7 Esper J, Frank DC, Büntgen U, Treydte K (2005) Jahrringe – Von den Alpen zur Nordhemisphäre. In: NFS Klima (eds) Boxenstopp. Tagungsband (Bern, May 18, 2005) 47-50


6 Büntgen U, Esper J, Schmidhalter M, Frank DC, Treydte K, Neuwirth B, Winiger M (2004) Using recent and historical larch wood to build a 1300-year Valais-chronology. In: Gärtner H, Esper J, Schleser G (eds) TRACE 2: 85-92

5 Esper J, Treydte K, Frank DC, Gärtner H, Büntgen U (2004) Temperaturvariationen und Jahrringe. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen 155,6: 213-221

4 Frank DC, Esper J, Büntgen U, Treydte K (2004) The first principal component of a high elevation ring-width network from the western and central Alps. In: Gärtner H, Esper J, Schleser G (eds) TRACE 2: 54-57

3 Treydte K, Welscher C, Schleser GH, Helle G, Esper J, Winiger M, Frank DC, Büntgen U (2004) The climatic signal in oxygen isotopes of junipers at the lower timberline in the Karakorum, Pakistan. In: Gärtner H, Esper J, Schleser G (eds) TRACE 2: 100-106


2 Büntgen U (2003) Dendroklimatologische Analysen einer 1000-jährigen Lärchenchronologie aus rezenten und verbauten Hölzern für das Lötschental/Schweiz. Diplomarbeit, Universität Bonn 95pp

1 Büntgen U, Frank DC, Esper J (2003) A detailed view on instrumental temperature data from Northern Eurasia. In: Gärtner H, Esper J, Schleser G (eds) TRACE 1: 28-35