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Dr. Daniele Colombaroli

Institut für Pflanzenwissenschaften
Universität Bern
Altenbergrain 21
3013 Bern

Expertise & Interests

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Overview / specialty       
Official PAGES function(s)        Global Paleofire Working Group Steering Committee
Official functions (outside of PAGES)       
PAGES interests        Africa2k, Global Paleofire, Future Earth
Topics        Ecosystem processes, Extreme events, Fire, Forests, Human impacts & interactions, Interannual-decadal varaibility, Warmer Worlds
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Holocene, Last millennia, Pleistocene
Regions        Africa, Europe, Global, North America, Tropics/subtropics
Archives        Lake sediments, Peat, Tree rings
Sector        Academia / Education, Research
Discipline        (Paleo)ecology, (Paleo)limnology, Palynology



Selected publications:

Colombaroli, D., van der Plas, G., Rucina, S., Verschuren, D: (2016) Determinants of savanna-fire dynamics in the eastern Lake Victoria catchment (western Kenya) during the last 1200 years. Quaternary International (in press).

Morales-Molino, C., Tinner, W., García-Antón, M., and Colombaroli, D. The historical demise of Pinus nigra forests in the Northern Iberian Plateau (south-western Europe). Journal of Ecology (2017).

Conedera, M., Colombaroli, D., Tinner, W., Krebs, P., Whitlock, C. Insights about past forest dynamics as a tool for present and future forest management in Switzerland. Forest Ecology and Management (2017).

Katarzyna Marcisz, K., Colombaroli, D., Jassey, V.E.J., Tinner, W., Ko?aczek, P., Ga?ka, M., Karpi?ska-Ko?aczek, M., S?owi?ski, M., Lamentowicz, M. (2016.) A novel testate amoebae trait-based approach to infer environmental disturbance in Sphagnum peatlands. Scientific Reports. 6, 33907. doi: 10.1038/srep33907.

Colombaroli, D., Cherubini, P., De Ridder, M., Saurer, M., Toirambe, B., Zweifel, N. and Beeckman, H., (2016). Stable carbon and oxygen isotopes in tree rings show physiological responses of Pericopsis elata to precipitation in the Congo Basin. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 32: 213-225.

Morales-Molino, C; Vescovi, E; Krebs, P; Carlevaro, E; Kaltenrieder, P; Conedera, M; Tinner, W; Colombaroli, D (2015) The role of human-induced fire and sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.) cultivation on the long-term landscape dynamics of the southern Swiss Alps. The Holocene 25(3):482-494.

Colombaroli, D; Ssemmanda, I; Gelorini, V; Verschuren, D (2014) Contrasting long-term records of biomass burning in wet and dry savannas of equatorial East Africa. Global Change Biology 20(9):2903-2914.

Colombaroli, D; Beckmann, M; van der Knaap, WO; Curdy, P; Tinner, W (2013) Changes in biodiversity and vegetation composition in the central Swiss Alps during the transition from pristine forest to first farming. Diversity and distributions 19(2):157-170.

Colombaroli, D and Tinner W (2013). Determining the long-term changes in biodiversity and provisioning services along a transect from Central Europe to the Mediterranean. The Holocene 23(11):1477-1486.

van Raden, U; Colombaroli D; Gilli, A; Schwander, J; Bernasconi, S; van Leeuwen, J; Leuenberger, M; Eicher, U (2013) High-resolution late-glacial chronology for the Gerzensee lake record (Switzerland): ?18O correlation between a Gerzensee-stack and NGRIP. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 391:13-24.

Colombaroli, D and Gavin, DG (2010) Highly episodic fire and erosion regime over the past 2,000 y in the Siskiyou Mountains, Oregon. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of USA 107 (4): 18909-18914.

Colombaroli, D; Henne, PD; Kaltenrieder, P; Gobet, E; Tinner, W (2010) Species responses to fire, climate and human impact at tree line in the Alps as evidenced by palaeo-environmental records and a dynamic simulation model. Journal of Ecology 98(6):1346-1357