Jean-Paul Theurillat

Dr. Jean-Paul Theurillat
Centre Alpien de Phytogéographie
Fondation J.-M. Aubert
Route de l'Adret 25
CH-1938 Champex-Lac
Switzerland


Phone: +41 (0) 27 783 12 17
E-mail: jean-paul.theurillat(at)flore-alpe.ch
URL Institution: www.flore-alpe.ch/fr/Centre-Alpien/


Programs in which Jean-Paul Theurillat holds an official function:
IPCC-AR3-2001author



Additional functions:
Chair of the IAVS Working Group for Phytosociological Nomenclature


Key Publications of Jean-Paul Theurillat (up to ten) :
STEINBAUER, M. J., J.-A. GRYRTNES, G. JURASINSKI, A. KULONEN, H. PAULI, C. RIXEN, M. WINKLER, M. BARDY-DURCHHALTER, E. BARNI, A.D. BJORKMAN, F.T. BREINER, S. BURG, P. CZORTEK, M.A. DAWES, A. DELIMAT, S. DULLINGER, B. ERSCHBAMER, V.A. FELDE, O. FERN´ANDEZ-ARBERAS, K.F. FOSSHEIM, D. G´OMEZ-GARC´IA, D. GEOERGES, E.T. GRINDRUD, S. HAIDER, S.V. HAUGUM, H. HENRIKSEN, C. HERREROS, B. JAROSZEWICZ, F. JAROSZYNSKA, R. KANDA, J. KAPFER, K. KLANDERUD, I. KÜHN, A. LAMPRECHTR, J. LENOIR, M. MATTEODO, U. MORRA DI CELLA, S. NORMANN A. ODLAND, S.L. OLSEN, S. PALACIO, M. PETEY, V. PISCOV´A, B. SEDLAKOVA, K. STEINBAUER, V. STÖCKLI, J.-C. SVENNING, G. TEPPA, J.-P. THEURILLAT, P. VITTOZ, S. WOODIN, N.E. ZIMMERMANN & S. WIPF (2018). Climate warming accelerates the increase in plant species richness on European mountain summits. Nature 556: 231-234

ROGORA, M., L. FRATE, M. L. CARRANZA, M. FREPPAZ, A. STANISCI, I. BERTANI, R. BOTTARIN, A. BRAMBILLA, R. CANULLO, M. CARBOGNI, C. CERRATO, S. CHELLI, E. CREMONESE, M. CUTINI, M. DI MUSCIANO, B. ERSCHBAMER, D. GODONE, M. IOCCHI, M. ISABELLON, A. MAGNANI, L. MAZZOLA, U. MORRA DI CELLA, H. PAULI, M. PETEY, B. PETRICCIONE, F. PORRO, R. PSENNER, G. ROSSETTI, A. SCOTTI, R. SOMMARUGA, U. TAPPEINER, J.-P. THEURILLAT, M. TOMASELLI, D. VIGLIETTI, R. VITERBI, P. VITTOZ, M. WINKLER & G. MATTEUCCI (2018). Assessment of climate change effects on mountain ecosystems through a cross-site analysis in the Alps and Apennines. Science of the Total Environment 624: 1429-1442.

HENNE, P. D., M. BIGALKE, U. BÜNTGEN, D. COLOMBAROLI, M. CONEDERA, U. FELLER, D. FRANK, J. FUHRER, M. GROSJEAN, O. HEIRI, J. LUTERBACHER, A. MESTROT, A. RIFGLING, O. RÖSSLER, C. ROHR, T. RUTISHAUSER, M. SCHWIKOWSKI, A. STAMPFLI, S. SZIDAT, J.-P. THEURILLAT, R. WEINGARTEN, W. WILCKE & W. TINNER (2018). An empirical perspective for understanding climate change impacts in Switzerland. Regional Environmental Change 18: 205-221. DOI 10.1007/s10113-017-1182-9

GOTTFRIED, M., H. PAULI, A. FUTSCHIK, M. AKHALKATSI, P. BARANCOK, J. L. BENITO ALONSO, G. COLDEA, J. DICK, B. ERSCHBAMER, M. R. FERNANDEZ CALZADO, G. KAZAKIS, J. KRAJCI, P. LARSSON, M. MALLAUN, O. MICHELSEN, D. MOISEEV, P. MOISEEV, U. MOLAU, A. MERZOUKI, L. NAGY, G. NAKHUTSRISHVILI, B. PEDERSEN, G. PELINO, M. PUSCAS, G. ROSSI, A. STANISCI, J.-P. THEURILLAT, M. TOMASELLI, L. VILLAR, P. VITTOZ, I. VOGIATZAKIS & G. GRABHERR (2012). Continent-wide response of mountain vegetation to climate change. Nature Cl. Change 2 : 111-115

PAULI, H., M. GOTTFRIED, S. DULLINGER, O. ABDALADZE, M. AKHALKATSI, J. L. BENITO ALONSO, G. COLDEA, J. DICK, B. ERSCHBAMER, M. R. FERNANDEZ CALZADO, D. GHOSN, J. I. HOLTEN, R. KANKA, G. KAZAKIS, J. KOLLAR, P. LARSSON, P. MOISEEV, D. MOISEEV, U. MOLAU, J. MOLERO MESA, L. NAGY, G. PELINO, M. PUSCAS, G. ROSSI, A. STANISCI, A. O. SYVERHUSET, J.-P. THEURILLAT, M. TOMASELLI, P. UNTERLUGGAUER, L. VILLAR, P. VITTOZ & G. GRABHERR (2012). Recent plant diversity changes on Europe’s mountain summits. Science 336 : 353-355.

ENGLER, R., C. F. RANDIN, W. THUILLER, S. DULLINGER, N. ZIMMERMANN, M. B. ARAúJO, P. B. PEARMANN, G. LE LAY, C. PIEDALLU, C. ALBERT, P. CHOLER, G. COLDEA, X. DE LAMO, T. DIRNBÖCK, J.-C. GEGOUT, D. GóMEZ-GARCíA, J.-A. GRYTNES, E. HEEGAARD, F. HøSTAD, D. NOGUéS-BRAVO, S. NORMAND, M. PUSCAS, M.-T. SEBASTIA, A. STANISCI, J.-P. THEURILLAT, M. R. TRIVEDI, P. VITTOZ & A. GUISAN (2011). 21st century climate change threatens mountain flora unequally across Europe. Global Change Biol. 17: 2330–2341.

VITTOZ, P., M. CAMENISCH, R. MAYOR, L. MISERERE, M. VUST & J.-P. THEURILLAT (2010). Subalpine-nival gradient of species richness for vascular plants, bryophytes and lichens in the Swiss Inner Alps. Bot. Helv. 120: 139-149.

CARNELLI, A. L., J.-P. THEURILLAT, M. THINON, G. VADI & B. TALON (2004). Past uppermost treelimit in the Central European Alps (Switzerland) based on soil and soil charcoal. The Holocene 14: 393-405.

TINNER, W. & J.-P. THEURILLAT (2003). Uppermost limit, extent and fluctuations of the timberline ecotone in the Swiss Central Alps during the past 11 500 years. Arctic, Antarctic Alpine Res. 35: 158-169.

THEURILLAT, J.-P. & A. GUISAN (2001). Impact of climate change vegetation in the European Alps: a review. Climatic Change 50: 77-109; 53: 529-530.
Erratum. Climatic Change 53: 529-530, 2002.



Expertise of Jean-Paul Theurillat:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeScientific / Fundamental Research
ScopeImpact of Change
Topic BiospherePlants
Biodiversity
Topic EcosystemsTerrestrial Ecosystems
Topic Economy/ResourceUseAgriculture, Forestry and Fishery
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleRegional
Time FramePast
Recent / Today
Future
Statistical FocusExtreme Events
Mean Change / Trends
Variability
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
Literature Study

Specialties of Jean-Paul Theurillat:
Flora, vegetation and vegetation ecology of the European Alps and Central Apennines

Long-term monitoring of altitudinal diversity gradients of vascular plants, upper treeline, vegetation and phenology at the subalpine-alpine ecocline

Research on diversity gradients is performed in the Valais and in the Central Apennines (Italy) on the relationship between temperature gradient and diversity. The evolution of vegetation and floristic richness is monitored with several permanent plots. The evolution of a natural treeline is monitored for cembran pine (Pinus cembra) in the Valais. Temperature and precipitation measurements are made in the studied transects.
The research originated in several projects: (1) "Climatic change at and above the subalpine-alpine ecocline: Impact on plant diversity and distribution" that was initially developed during the SPP programme (1993-1999) (2) "Long-term dynamics of the vegetation at the subalpine-alpine ecocline during the Holocene: comparative study in the Aletsch region, Val d'Arpette and Furkapass (Valais, Switzerland)" (1998-2001) that was sustained by SNSF (3) "The European dimension of the Global Observation Research Initiative in Alpine Environments (GLORIA) - a contribution to GTOS" (2001- ) initiated in the 5th European Framework Programme and coordinated by G. Grabherr (Vienna) (4) "Elevation gradient of vascular plant distribution in the Central Apennines: diversity patterns and potential impact of global change" sustained by MIUR (2005-2008) and now a part of the Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) network (2008-).


Last update: 12/9/20
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