Publications in international, peer-reviewed journals

Veröffentlichungen in internationalen Zeitschriften mit Peer-Review



Gao D, Luster J, Zürcher A, Arend M, Bai E, Gessler A, Rigling A, Schaub M, Hartmann M, Werner RA, Joseph J, Poll C, Hagedorn F (2024) Drought resistance and resilience of rhizosphere communities in forest soils from the cellular to ecosystem scale – insights from 13C pulse labelling. New Phytologist. Doi:10.1111/nph.19612. 

Ferretti M, Fischer C, Gessler A, Graham C, Meusburger K, Abegg M, Bebi P, Bergamini A, Brockerhoff EG, Brunner I, Bühler Y, Conedera M, Cothereau P, D’Odorico P, Düggelin C, Ginzler C, Grendelmeier A, Haeni M, Hagedorn F, Haegeli M, Hegetschweiler KT, Holderegger R, Krumm F, Gugerli F, Queloz V, Rigling A, Risch AC, Rohner B, Rosset C, Scherrer D, Schulz T, Thürig E, Traub B, von Arx G, Waldner P, Wohlgemuth T, Zimmermann NE, Shackleton RT (2024) Advancing forest inventorying and monitoring. Annals of forest sciences, 81:6.

Mayer M, Baltensweiler A, James J, Rigling A*, Hagedorn F* (2023) A global synthesis and conceptualization of the magnitude and duration of soil carbon losses in response to forest disturbances. Global Ecology and Biogeography,  33:141–150. (*authors contributed equally to this work)

Shipley RJ, Gossner M, Rigling A, Krumm F (2023) Conserving forest insect biodiversity requires protecting key habitat features. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 38: 788-791.

Buras A, Rehschuh R, Fonti M, Lange J, Fonti P, Menzel A, Gessler A, Rigling A, Treydte K, von Arx G (2023) Quantitative wood anatomy and stable carbon isotopes indicate pronounced drought exposure of Scots pine when growing at the forest edge. Frontiers in Forest and Global Change.  6:1233052. doi: 10.3389/ffgc.2023.1233052. 

Ringenbach A, Bebi P, Bartelt P, Rigling A, Christen M, Bühler Y, Stoffel A, Caviezel A (2023) Shape still matters: Rock interactions with trees and deadwood in a naturally disturbed forest uncover a new facet of rock shape dependency. Earth Surface Dynamics. 11: 779-801. 

Wang A, Bose AK, Lehmann MM, Rigling A, Gessler A, Li MH (2023) Only water and macronutrient not carbon status of Viscum album ssp. album are determined by its hosts: a study across nine different mistletoe-host pairs in central Switzerland. Frontiers in Plant Sciences,  

14: 1142760. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2023.1142760 

Hermann M, Roethlisberger M, Gessler A, Rigling A, Senf C, Wohlgemuth T, Wernli H (2023) Meteorological history of low forest greenness events in Europe in 2002-2022. Biogeosciences, 20: 1155-1180.

Zhang Y-L, Yang Y, Saurer M, Schaub M, Gessler A, Lehmann MM, Rigling A, Walser M, Stierli B, Hajjar N, Christen D, Li M-H (2023) Sugar infusion into trees: A novel method to study tree carbon relations and its regulations. Front. Plant Sci. 14:1142595. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2023.114259 

Mayer M, Rusch S, Didion M, Baltensweiler A, Walthert L, Ranft F, Rigling A, Zimmermann S, Hagedorn F (2023) Elevation dependent response of soil organic carbon stocks to
forest windthrow. STOTEN, 857, 159694.

Miller TW, Stangler DF, Larysch E, Honer H, Puhlmann H, Schindler D, Jung C, Seifert T, Rigling A, Kahle H-P (2023) Later growth onsets or reduced growth rates: what characterises legacy effects at the tree-ring level in conifers after the severe 2018 drought? STOTEN, 854, 158703.

Frey E, Gossner MM, Vitasse Y, Queloz V, Dubach V, Gessler A, Ginzler C, Hagedorn F, Meusburger M, Moor M, Samblàs Vives E, Rigling A, Uitentuis I, von Arx G, Wohlgemuth T (2022) European beech dieback after premature leaf senescence during the 2018 drought in northern Switzerland. Plant Biology,  doi:10.1111/plb.13467.

Wang X, Schönbeck L, Gessler A, Yang Y, Rigling A, Yu D, He P, Li MH (2022) The effects of previous summer drought and fertilization on winter non-structural carbon reserves and spring leaf development of downy oak saplings. Front. Plant Sci. 13:1035191. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2022.1035191.

Klesse S, Wohlgemuth T, Meusburger K, Vitasse Y, von Arx G, Lévesque M, Neycken A, Braun S, Dubach V, Gessler A, Ginzler C, Gossner MM, Hagedorn F, Queloz V, Samblas Vivez E, Rigling A, Frei ER (2022) Long-term soil water limitation and previous tree vigor drive local variability of drought-induced crown dieback in Fagus sylvaticaSTOTEN, 851, 157926. .

Ringenbach A, Stihl E, Buhler Y, Bebi P, Bartelt P, Rigling A, Christen M, Lu G, Stoffel A, Kistler M, Degonda S, Simmler K, Mader D, Caviezel A (2022) Full-scale experiments to examine the role of deadwood in rockfall dynamics in forests. Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences. 22: 2433-2443.

Wang A, Lehmann MM, Rigling A, Gessler A, Saurer M, Du Z, Li MH (2022) There is no carbon transfer between Scots pine and pine mistletoe but the assimilation capacity of the hemiparasite is constrained by host water use under dry conditions. Frontiers in Plant Science, DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2022.902705.

Hunziker S, Begert M, Scherrer SC, Rigling A, Gessler A (2022) Below average midsummer to early autumn precipitation evolved into the main driver of sudden Scots pine vitality decline in the Swiss Rhône valley. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change.

Martinez-Sancho E, Treydte K, Lehmann M, Rigling A, Fonti P (2022) Drought impacts on tree carbon sequestration and water use  – evidence from intra-annual tree-ring characteristics. New Phytologist,  236: 58–70.

Guidi C, Frey B, Brunner I, Meusburger K, Vogel ME, Chen X, Stucky T, Gwiazdowics DJ, Skubata P, Bose AK, Schaub M, Rigling A, Hagedorn F (2022) Soil fauna drives vertical redistribution of soil organic carbon in a long-term irrigated dry pine forest. Global Change Biology, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.16122.

Bose A**, Rigling A**, Gessler A, Hagedorn F, Brunner I, Feichtinger L, Bigler C, Egli S, Etzold S, Gossner MM, Lévesque M, Meusburger K, Peter M, Saurer M, Scherrer D, Schönbeck L, Vogel ME, von Arx G, Wermelinger B, Wohlgemuth T, Zweifel R, Schaub M (2022) Response patterns of ecosystem traits and functioning to a long-term drought-release experiment in a mature dry Scots pine forest. Ecological Monographs, DOI: 10.1002/ecm.1507. (**equal contribution)

Rissanen K, Aalto J, Gessler A, Holtta T, Rigling A, Schaub M, Bäck J (2021) Drought effects on volatile organic compound emissions from Scots pine stems. Plant, Cell, Environment, 45:23-40.

Gessler A, Bächli L, Rouholahnejad FE, Treydte, K, Schaub M, Haeni M, Weiler M, Seeger S, Marshall J, Hug C, Zweifel R, Hagedorn F, Rigling A, Saurer M, Meusburger K (2021) Drought reduces water uptake in beech from the drying topsoil, but no compensatory uptake occurs from deeper soil layers. New Phytol. 233:194–206.

Bottero A, Forrester DI, Cailleret M, Kohnle U, Gessler A, Michel D, Bose AK, Bauhus J, Bugmann H, Cuntz M, Gillerot L, Hanewinkel M, Lévesque M, Ryder J, Sainte-Marie J, Schwarz J, Yousefpour R, Zamora JC, Rigling A (2021) Growth resistance and resilience of mixed silver fir and Norway spruce forests in central Europe – contrasting responses to mild and severe droughts. Global Change Biology, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.15737.

Scherrer D, Ascoli D, Conedera M, Fischer C, Maringer J, Moser B, Nikolova PS, Rigling A, Wohlgemuth T (2021) Canopy Disturbances Catalyse Tree Species Shifts in Swiss Forests. Ecosystems, 10.1007/s10021-021-00649-1 

Klesse S, von Arx G, Gossner M, Hug C, Rigling A, Queloz V (2021) Amplifying feedback loop between growth and wood anatomical characteristics of Fraxinus excelsior explains size-related susceptibility to ash dieback. Tree Physiology, 41: 683-696. 

Klesse S, Abegg M, Schopf SE, Gossner MM, Rigling A, Queloz V (2021) Spread and severity of ash dieback in Switzerland – Tree characteristics and landscape features explain varying mortality probability. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, 4: 645920. 10.3389/ffgc.2021.645920.

Nussbaumer A, Gessler A, Benham S, De Cinti B, Etzold S, Ingerslev M, Jacob F, Lebourgeois F, Levanič T, Marjanović H, Nicolas M, Ostrogović Sever MZ, Priwitzer T, Rautio P, Roskams P, Sanders TG, Schmitt M, Šrámek V, Thimonier A, Ukonmaanaho L, Verstraeten A, Vesterdal L, WagnerM, Waldner P, Rigling A (2021) Contrasting resource dynamics in mast years for European beech and oak – a continental scale analysis. Frontiers in Forests and Global Change. doi: 10.3389/ffgc.2021.689836 .

Bose AK, Scherrer D, Camarero CC, Ziche D, Babst F, Bigler C, Bolte A, Dorado-Linan I, Etzold S, Fonti P, Forrester DI, Gavinet J, Gazol A, González de Andrés E, Karger DN, Lebourgeois F, Lévesque M, Martinez-Sancho E, Menzel A, Neuwirth B, Manuel N, Sanders TGM, Scharnweber T, Schröder J, Zweifel R, Gessler A, Rigling A (2021) Climate sensitivity and drought seasonality determine post-drought growth recovery of Quercus petraea and Quercus robur in Europe. STOTEN, 784: 147222.

Eberle J, Husemann M, Doerfler I, Ulrich W, Müller J, Bouget C, Brin A, Gossner MM, Heilmann-Clausen J, Isacsson G, Krištín A, Lachat T, Larrieu L, Rigling A, Schmidl J, Seibold S, Vandekerkhove K, Habel JC (2021) Molecular biogeography of the fungus-dwelling saproxylic beetle Bolitophagus reticulatus indicates rapid expansion from glacial refugia. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, XX, 1–13.

Rissanen K, Hölttä T, Bäck J, Rigling A, Wermelinger B, Gessler A (2021) Drought effects on carbon allocation to resin defences and on resin dynamics in old-grown Scots pine. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 185: 104410. 

Wermelinger B, Rigling A, Schneider Mathis D, Kenis M, Gossner M (2021) Climate change effects on tritrophic interactions of bark beetles in inner Alpine Scots pine forests. Forests, 12: 136.

Tikkanen O-P, Kilpeläinen J, Mellado A, Hämäläinen A, Hodar JA, Jaroszewicz B, Luoto M, Repo T, Rigling A, Wang A, Li M-H, Lehto T (2021) Freezing tolerance of seeds explains differences in distribution of two widespread mistletoe subspecies in Europe. Forest Ecology and Management, 482: 10.1016/j.foreco.2020.118806. 

Schönbeck L, Li MH, Lehmann MM, Rigling A, Schaub M, Hoch G, Kamen A, Gessler A (2021) Soil nutrient availability alters tree carbon allocation dynamics during drought. Tree Physiology, 41: 697-707. 

Hereş A-M, Petritan I C, Bigler C, Curtu A L, Petrea S, Petritan A M, Polanco-Martínez J M, Rigling A, Yuste J C (2021) Legacies of past forest management determine current responses to severe drought events of conifer species in the Romanian Carpathians. STOTEN, 751: 141851. 

Wang A, Siegwolf RTW, Saurer M, Joseph J, Gessler A, Rigling A, Schaub M, Li M, Lehmann M (2021) Effects of soil moisture, needle age, and leaf morphology on C and O uptake, incorporation, and allocation: A dual labelling approach with 13CO2 and H218O in foliage of a coniferous forest. Tree Physiology, 

Joseph J, Decai G, Backes B, Bloch C, Brunner I, Gleixner G, Haeni M, Hartmann H, Hoch G, Hug C, Kahmen A, Lehmann MM, Li M-H, Luster J, Peter M, Poll C, Rigling A, Rissanen KA, Ruehr N, Saurer M, Schaub M, Schönbeck L, Stern B, Thomas FM, Werner RA, Werner W, Wohlgemuth T, Hagedorn F, Gessler A (2020) Rhizosphere activity in an old-growth forest reacts rapidly to changes in soil moisture and shapes whole-tree carbon allocation. PNAS, 117: 24885-24892

Battlori E, Lloret F, Aakala T, Anderegg W, Aynekulu E, Bendixen D, Bentouati A, Bigler C, Burk J, Camarero JJ, Colangelo M, Coop J, Fensham R, Floyd L, Galiano L, Ganey J, Gonzalez P, Jacobsen A, Kane J, Kitzberger T, Linares JC , Marchetti S, Matusick G, Michaelian M, Navarro-Cerrillo R, Pratt RB, Redmond M, Rigling A, Ripullone F, Sangüesa-Barreda G, Sasal Y, Saura-Mas S, Suárez ML, Veblen T, Vilà-Cabrera A, Vincke C, Zeeman B (2020) Forest and woodland replacement patterns following drought-related mortality. PNAS,

Wohlgemuth T, Kistler M, Aymon C, Hagedorn F, Gessler A, Gossner M, Queloz V, Vögtli I, Wasem U, Vitasse Y, Rigling A (2020) Früher Laubfall der Buche während der Sommertrockenheit 2018: Resistenz oder Schwächesymptom? Schweiz Z Forstwes, 171: 257-267.

Battipaglia G, Rigling A, De Micco V (2020) Multiscale Approach to Assess Forest Vulnerability. Frontiers in Plant Science, DOI 10.3389/fpls.2020.00744 

Timofeeva G, Treydte K, Bugmann H, Salmon Y, Rigling A, Schaub M, Siegwolf R, Saurer M (2020) How does varying water supply affect oxygen isotope variations in needles and tree rings of Scots pine? Tree Physiology, 40: 1366-1380. 

Bose AK, Gessler A, Bolte A, Bottero A, Buras A, Cailleret M, Camarero JJ, Häni M, Hereş A-M, Hevia A, Lévesque M, Linares JC, Martinez-Vilalta J, Matías L, Menzel A, Sánchez-Salguero R, Sanders T, Saurer M, Vennetier M, Ziche D, Rigling A (2020) Growth and resilience responses of Pinus sylvestris L. to extreme droughts: How do they vary across a 2800 km latitudinal gradient in Europe? Global Change Biology, 26: 4521-4537. 

Schuldt B, Buras A, Hauck M, Vitasse Y, Arend M, Hajek P, Hartmann H, Hoch G, Lübbe T, Rammig A, Rose L, Rühr N, Wohlgemuth T, Zang C, Rigling A, Kahmen A (2020) Impact of extreme 2018 summer drought on central European forests - a first assessment. Basic and Applied Ecology, 45: 86-103. 

Zweifel R, Etzold S, Sterck F, Gessler A, Anfodillo T, Mencuccini M, von Arx G, Lazzarin M, Haeni M, Feichtinger L, Meusburger K, Knüsel S, Walthert L, Salmon Y, Bose A, Schönbeck L, Hug C, De Girardi N, Giuggiola A, Schaub M, Rigling A (2020) Determinants of legacy effects in pine trees - implications from an irrigation-stop experiment, New Phytologist, 227: 1081-.1096.

Gillerot L, Forrester DI, Bottero A, Rigling A, Bugmann H, Lévesque M (2020) Age, size, and neighbourhood effects on drought resilience of central European tree species. Ecosystems,

Nussbaumer A, Meusburger K, Schmidt-Oehler M, Waldner P, Rigling A, Brunner I, Thimonier A (2020) Extreme summer heat and drought leads to early fruit abortion in European beech. Scientific Reports, 10:5334 | 

Bose AK, Moser B, Rigling A, Lehmann M, Milcu A, Peter M, Rellstab C, Wohlgemuth T, Gessler A (2020) Memory of environmental conditions across generations affects the acclimation potential of Scots pine. Plant, Cell and Environment, DOI: 10.1111/pce.13729

Trotsiuk V, Hartig F, Cailleret M, Babst F, Forrester DI, Baltensweiler A, Buchmann N, Bugmann H, Gessler A, Gharun M, Minunno F, Rigling A, Rohner B, Stillhard J, Thuerig E, Waldner P, Ferretti M, Eugster W, Schaub M (2020) Assessing the response of forest productivity to climate extremes in Switzerland using model-data fusion. Global Change Biology, 26:2463–2476. 

Schönbeck L, Gessler A, Schaub M, Rigling A, Hoch G, Kamen A, Li M-H (2020) Soil nutrients and lowered source:sink ratio mitigate effects of mild but not of extreme drought in trees Environmental and Experimental Botany, 169: 103905. 

Zang CS, Buras A, Esquivel-Muelbert A, Jump A, Rigling A, Rammig A (2019) Standardised drought indices in ecological research: why one size does not fit all. Global Change Biology, 26:322–324. 

Vitasse Y, Bottero A, Cailleret M, Bigler C, Fonti P, Gessler A, Levesque M, Rohner B, Weber P, Rigling A, Wohlgemuth T (2019) Contrasting resistance and resilience to extreme drought and late spring frost in five major European tree species. Global Change Biology, 25:3781–3792. 

He P, Fontana S, Gessler A, Wang A, Song H, Liu H, Wang X, Schaub M, Rigling A, Jiang Y, Li M (2019) The biogeochemical niche shifts of Pinus sylvestris var. mongolica along an environmental gradient. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 167:103825. 

Steffen H, Huber MO, Bont Z, Rigling A, Wunder J (2019) Decay detection in Norway spruce (Picea abies) with the Rotfinder instrument. ForEcolMan, 448:549-558. 

Fabian Y, Bollmann K, Brang P, Heiri C, Olschewski R, Rigling A, Stofer S, Holderegger R (2019) How to close the science-practice gap in nature conservation? Biological Conservation, 19:93-101. 

Etzold S, Ziemińska K, Rohner B, Bottero A, Bose AK, Rühr NK, Zingg A, Rigling A (2019) One century of forest monitoring data in Switzerland reveals species- and site-specific trends of climate-induced tree mortality. Frontiers in Plant Science, 10: 307 pp. 

He P, Fontana S, Sui X, Gessler A, Schaub M, Rigling A, Jiang Y, Li M (2018) Scale dependent responses of pine reproductive traits to experimental and natural precipitation gradients. Environmental and Experimental Botany, 156: 62-73. 

Caspersen J, Thuerig E, Rigling A, Zimmermann NE (2018) Complementary of gymnosperms and angiosperms along an altitudinal temperature gradient. Oikos,  127: 1787-1799. doi: 10.1111/oik.05360. 

Schönbeck L, Gessler A, Hoch G, McDowell N, Rigling A, Schaub M, Li M-H (2018) Homeostatic maintenance of non-structural carbohydrates after 13 years of drought and irrigation in Pinus sylvestris L., New Phytologist, doi: 10.1111/nph.15224. 

Gessler A, Cailleret M, Joseph J, Schönbeck L, Schaub M, Lehmann M, Treydte K, Rigling A, Timofeeva G, Saurer M (2018) Drought induced tree mortality – a tree-ring isotope based conceptual model to assess mechanisms and predispositions. New Phytologist, 219: 485–490. 

Pflug E, Buchmann N, Siegwolf RTW, Schaub M, Rigling A, Arend M (2018) Resilient leaf physiological response of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) to summer drought and drought release. Frontiers in Plant Sciences, 187: 11pp. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.00187.

Cailleret M, Ferretti M, Gessler A, Rigling A, Schaub M (2018) Ozone effects on European forest growth – towards an integrative approach. Journal of Ecology, 106:1377–1389.

Rigling A, Moser B, Feichtinger L, Gärtner H, Giuggiola A, Hug C, Wohlgemuth T (2018) 20 Jahre Waldföhrensterben im Wallis – Rückblick und aktuelle Resultate. Schweiz Z Forstwes, 169: 242-250.

Wermelinger B, Gossner MM, Schneider Mathis D, Trummer D, Rigling A (2018) Einfluss von Klima und Baumvitalität auf den Befall von Föhren durch rindenbrütende Insekten. Schweiz Z Forstwes, 169: 251-259.

Wohlgemuth T, Doublet V, Nussbaumer C, Feichtinger L, Rigling A (2018) Baumartenwechsel in den Walliser Waldföhrenwälder verstärkt nach grossen Störungen. Schweiz Z Forstwes, 169: 260-268.

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, Schlüssel A, Schwikowski M, Stampfli A, Szidat S, Theurillat J-P, Weingartner R, Wilcke W, Tinner W (2018) An empirical perspective for understanding climate change impacts in Switzerland. Regional Environmental Change, DOI 10.1007/s10113-017-1182-9 

Bose AK, Nelson AS, Kane M, Rigling A (2018) Testing density manipulation treatments to increase C assimilation in loblolly pine (Pinus taeda L.) based on the dual isotope approach, Annals of Forest Science, 

Giuggiola A, Zweifel R, Feichtinger L, Vollenweider P, Haeni M, Bugmann H, Rigling A (2018) Competition for water in a xeric forest ecosystem - Effects of understory removal on soil micro-climate, growth and physiology of dominant Scots pine trees. Forest Ecology and Management. 409: 241–249. 

Feichtinger L, Siegwolf R T W, Gessler A, Buchmann N, Lévesque M, Rigling A (2017) Plasticity in gas-exchange physiology of mature Scots pine and European larch drive short- and long-term adjustments to changes in water availability. Plant, Cell & Environment, 40: 1972–1983. 

Von Arx G, Arzac A, Fonti P, Frank D, Zweifel R, Rigling A, Galiano L, Gessler A, Olano JM (2017) Dynamics of sapwood ray parenchyma and non-structural carbohydrates (NSC) of Pinus sylvestris in response to drought and long-term irrigation. Functional Ecology. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12860.

Timofeeva G, Siegwolf R, Treydte K, Rigling A, Schaub M, Bugmann H, Saurer M (2017) Long-term effects of drought on tree-ring growth and carbon isotope variability of Scots pine in an inner-Alpine valley in Switzerland. Tree Physiology, 37: 1028-1041.

Liu J-F, Arend M, Yang W-J, Schaub M, Ni Y-Y, Gessler A, Jiang Z-P, Rigling A, Li M-H (2017) The priority of carbon storage over shoot growth in Fagus sylvatica L. saplings modulated by soil types. Scientific Reports, 7:42462. doi:10.1038/srep42462.

Hartmann M, Brunner I, Hagedorn F, Bardgett RD, Stierli B, Herzog C, Chen X, Zinng A, Graf-Pannatier E, Rigling A, Frey B (2017) A decade of irrigation transforms the soil microbiome of a semi-arid pine forest. Molecular Ecology, doi: 10.1111/mec.13995.

Cudlin P, Klopcic M, Tognetti R, Malis F, Alados CL, Bebi P, Grunewald K, Zhiyanski M, Andonowski V, Hofgaard A, Porta N, Hlasny T, Bratanova-Doncheva S, Edwards-Jonášová M, Skalák P, Ninot JM, Kachaunova E, Rigling A, Wielgolaski FE (2017) Drivers of treeline shift in different European mountains. Climate Research, Vol. 73: 135–150. 

Yan CF, Gessler A, Rigling A, Dobbertin M, Xing-Guo H, Li MH (2016) Effects of mistletoe removal on growth, N and C reserves and carbon and oxygen isotope composition in Scots pine hosts, Tree Physiology, 36: 562-575.

Giuggiola A, Ogée J, Gessler A, Rigling A, Bugmann H, Graf-Pannatier E, Treydte K (2016) Improvement of water and light availability after thinning at a xeric site: Which weights the more? – A dual isotope approach. New Phytologist, 210: 108-121. 

Sanchez R, Linares JC, Camarero JJ, Madrigal-González J, Hevia A, Sánchez-Miranda A, Ballesteros-Cánovas JA, Alfaro-Sánchez R, García-Cervigón AI, Bigler C, Rigling A (2015) Disentangling the roles played by competition and climate on tree growth: the importance of past use legacies in determining current stand structures. Forest Ecology and Management, 358: 12-25. 

Petritan AC, Commarmot B, Hobi ML, Petritan AM, Bigler C, Abrudan IV, Rigling A (2015) Structural patterns of beech and silver fir suggest stability and resilience of the virgin forest Sinca in the Southern Carpathians, Romania. Forest Ecology and Management, 356:184-195. 

Lévesque M, Rigling A, Brang P (2015) Réponse à la sécheresse de conifères indigènes et exotiques: une étude dendroécologique. Schweiz. Z. Forstwes. 166: 372-379 .

Knüsel S, Conedera M, Rigling A, Fonti P, Wunder J (2015) A tree-ring perspective on the invasion of Ailanthus altissima in protection forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 354: 334-343.

Pohl C, Wuelser G, Bebi P, Bugmann H, Buttler A, Elkin C, Grêt-Regamey A, Hirschi C, Le QB, Peringer A, Rigling A, Seidel R, Huber R (2015) How to successfully publish interdisciplinary research. Ecology and Society, 

Sanchez-Salguero R, Camarero J, Hevia A, Madrigal-Gonzalez J, Linares JC, Ballesteros-Canova JA, Sanchez-Miranda A, Alfaro-Sanchez R, Sangüesa-Barreda G, Galvan JG, Gutierrez E, Genova M, Rigling A (2015) What drives growth of Scots pine in continental Mediterranean climates: drought, low temperatures or both? Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 206: 151-162.

Feichtinger L, Eilmann B, Buchmann N, Rigling A (2015) Trait-specific responses of Scots pine to irrigation on a short vs long time scale, Tree Physiology, 35: 160-171.

Elkin C, Giuggiola A, Rigling A, Bugmann H (2015) Short and long-term efficacy of forest thinning to mitigate drought impacts in mountain forests. Ecological Applications, 25: 1083-1098. 

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 symbionts. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, 202: 148-159. 

Feichtinger L, Eilmann B, Buchmann N, Rigling A (2014) Growth adjustments of conifers to drought and to century-long irrigation. Forest Ecology and Management, 334: 96-105. 

Lévesque M, Rigling A, Bugmann H, Weber P, Brang P (2014) Growth response of five co-occuring conifers to drought across a wide climatic gradient in Central Europe. Agriculture and Forest Meteorology, 197: 1-12.

Wohlgemuth T, Brang P, Bugmann H, Rigling A, Zimmermann N (2014) Forschung zu Wald und Klimawandel in Mitteleuropa: eine Werkschau. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen, 165: 27-36

Huber R, Rigling A (2014) Commitment for continuous research as key factor in transdisciplinarity: Experience from the "Mountland"-project. Gaia, 23: 256-262.

Hagedorn F, Shiyatov FG, Mazepa VS, Devi NM, Grygoriev AA, Bartyish AA, Fomin V, Kapralov D, Terentiev M, Bugman H, Rigling A, Moiseev PA (2014) Treeline advances along the Urals mountain range – driven by improved winter conditions? Global Change Biology, doi:10.1111/gcb.12613. 

Huber R, Briner S, Bugmann H, Elkin C, Hirschi C, Seidl R, Snell R, Rigling A (2014) Inter- and transdisciplinary perspective on the integration of ecological processes into ecosystem services analysis in mountain regions, Ecological Processes, 3: 1-14.

Lévesque M, Saurer M, Siegwolf R, Eilmann B, Rigling A (2014) Increased water-use efficiency does not lead to enhanced tree growth under xeric and mesic conditions. New Phytologist, 203: 94-109.

Giuggiola A, Bugmann H, Zingg Z, Dobbertin M, Rigling A (2013) Reduction of stand density increases drought resistance in xeric Scots pine forests. Forest Ecology and Management, 310: 827-835.

Herrero A, Rigling A, Zamora R (2013) Climate-tree growth analysis at the drought-linked distribution edge of pinus sylvestris and pinus nigra. Forest Ecology and Management, 308: 50-61. 

Eilmann B, Dobbertin M, Rigling A (2013) Growth response of Scots pine with different crown transparency status to drought release. Annals of Forest Sciences, 70: 685-693.

Bigler C, Rigling A (2013) Precision and accuracy of tree-ring based death dates of mountain pines in the Swiss National Park. Trees - Structure and Function, 27: 1703-1712. 

Büntgen U, Martinez Pena F, Aldea Mallo J, Rigling A, Fischer EM, Camarero JJ, Hayes MJ, Fatton V, Egli S (2013) Causes and consequences of a recent decline in continental Iberian forest growth. Global and Planetary Change, 107: 177-185. 

Lévesque M, Siegwolf R, Saurer M, Brang P, Eilmann B, Bugmann H, Rigling A (2013) Drought responses of five conifers at their xeric distribution limit in the Alps and under mesic conditions in Central Europe. Global Change Biology, 19: 3184-3199. 

Huber R, Rigling A, Bebi P, Brand F, Briner S, Buttler A, Elkin C, Gillet F, Grêt-Regamey A, Hirschi C, Lischke H, Scholz R, Seidl R, Spiegelberger T, Walz A, Zimmermann W, Bugmann H (2013) Sustainable land use in mountain regions under global change: synthesis across Scales and Disciplines. Ecology & Society, 18: 36.

Huber R, Bugmann H, Buttler A, Rigling A (2013) Sustainable Land-Use Practices in European Mountain Regions Under Global Change: The Mountland Research Project. Ecology & Society, 18: 37.

Rigling A, Bigler C, Eilmann B, Mayer P, Ginzler C, Vacchiano G, Weber P, Wohlgemuth T, Zweifel R, Dobbertin M (2013) Driving factors of a vegetation shift from Scots pine to pubescent oak in dry Alpine forests. Global Change Biology. 19: 229-240.

Fonti P, Heller O, Cherubini R, Rigling A, Arend M (2013) Wood anatomical responses of oak seedlings exposed to heat and drought. Plant Biology, 15: 210-219.

Li M, Cherubini P, Arend M, Dobbertin M, Rigling A (2013) Responses of leaf nitrogen and mobile carbohydrates in different Quercus species/provenances to moderate climate changes. Plant Biology, 15: 177-185.

Weber P, Bugmann H, Pluess A, Walthert L, Rigling A (2013) Drought response and changing sensitivity of beech close to the dry distribution limit. Trees - Structure and Function, 27: 171-181.

Rigling A, Elkin C, Dobbertin M, Giuggiola A, Wohlgemuth T, Bugmann H (2012) Waldentwicklung in zentral-alpinen Trockentälern unter fortschreitendem Klimawandel – die Fallstudie Region Visp. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen, 163: 481-492.

Huber R. Bebi P, Briner S, Bugmann H, Buttler A, Grêt-Regamey A, Hirschi C, Scholz R, Rigling A (2012) Klimawandel und nachhaltige Landnutzung im Berggebiet. Agrarforschung Schweiz, 3: 340-345.

Huber R, Bebi P, Briner S, Bugmann H, Buttler A, Grêt-Regamey A, Hirschi C, Zimmermann W, Rigling A (2012) Waldausdehnung im Bergebiet – eine integrative Analyse aus Sicht der Land- und Forstwirtschaft. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen, 12: 502-511. 

Büntgen U, Kaczka RJ, Trnka M, Rigling A (2012) A new ensemble approach reveals unstable climate sensitivity of Carpathian pine growth. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 160:100-109.

Eilmann B, Rigling A (2012) Tree-growth analysis to estimate drought tolerance of different tree species. Tree Physiology, 32, 178–187.

Zweifel R, Bangerter S, Rigling A, Sterck F (2012) Pine and mistletoes - how to live with a leak in the water flow- and storage system? Experimental Botany, 63: 2565-2578.

Kirdyanov AV, Hagedorn F, Knorre AA, Fedotova EV, Vaganov EA, Naurzbaev MM, Moiseev PA, Rigling A, (2012) 20th century tree-line advance and vegetation changes along an altitudinal transect in the Putorana Mountains, northern Siberia. Boreas, 41: 56–67.

Heiniger U, Theile F, Rigling A, Rigling D (2011) Blue-stain infections in roots, stems and branches of declining Pinus sylvestris in a dry inner alpine valley of Switzerland. Forest Pathology, 41: 501–509.

Eilmann B, Zweifel R, Buchmann N, Graf Pannatier E, Rigling A (2011) Drought alters timing, quantity, and quality of wood formation in Scots pine. Experimental Botany, 62(8): 2763-2771.

Allen CD, Macalady A, Chenchouni H, Bachelet D, McDowell N, Vennetier M, Gonzales P, Hogg T, Rigling A, Breshears DD, Fensham R, Zhang Z, Kitzberger T, Lim J-H, Castro J, Allard G, Running SW, Semerci A, Cobb N (2010) Drought-Induced Forest Mortality: A Global Overview Reveals Emerging Climate Change Risks. Forest Ecology and Management 259: 660-684.

Gimmi U, Wohlgemuth T, Rigling A, Hoffmann CW, Bürgi M (2010) Land-use and climate change effects in forest compositional trajectories in a dry Central-Alpine valley. Annals of Forest Sciences, DOI: 10.1051/forest/2010025.

Rigling A, Eilmann B, Köchli R, Dobbertin M (2010) Mistletoe-induced crown degradation in Scots pine in a xeric environment, Tree Physiology, 30: 845-852.

Eilmann B, Buchmann N, Siegwolf R, Saurer M, Cherubini P, Rigling A (2010) Fast response to improved water availability of tree-ring width and d13C in Scots pine. Plant, Cell & Environment, 33:1351-1360.

Egli S, Peter M, Ayer F, Eilmann B, Rigling A (2010) Is forest mushroom productivity driven by tree growth?  Results from a thinning experiment. Annals of Forest Sciences, doi: 10.1051/forest/2010011.

Affolter PN, 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, 3: 289-298.

Dobbertin M, Eilmann B, Bleuler P, Giuggiola A, Graf Pannatier E, Landolt W, Schleppi P, Rigling A (2010) Effect of irrigation on needle, shoot and stem growth in natural drought exposed Pinus sylvestris forests, Tree Physiology, 30:346-360.

Brunner I, Graf-Pannatier E, Frey B, Rigling A, Landolt W, Dobbertin M (2009) Morphological and physiological responses of Scots pine fine roots to water supply in a climatic dry area in Switzerland. Tree Physiology 29:541-550.

Eilmann B, Zweifel R, Buchmann N, Fonti P, Rigling A (2009) Drought induced adaptation of the xylem in Pinus sylvestris and Quercus pubescens. Tree Physiology 29:1011-1020.

Kammer A, Hagedorn F, Shevchenko I, Leifeld J, Guggenberger G, Goryacheva T, Rigling A, Moiseev P (2009) Upward-shifting treelines in the Ural mountains change soil organic matter dynamics. Global Change Biology 15:1570-1583.

Zweifel R, Rigling A, Dobbertin M (2009) Species-specific stomatal response of trees to microclimate – a functional link between climate change and vegetation dynamics. Journal of Vegetation Science 20:442-454.

Rigling A, Brang P, Bugmann H, Kraeuchi N, Wohlgemuth T, Zimmermann N (2008) Klimawandel als Prüfstein für die Waldbewirtschaftung. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen 10: 316-325. 

Brang P, Bugmann H, Bürgi A, Mühlethaler U, Rigling A, Schwitter R (2008) Klimawandel als waldbauliche Herausforderung. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen 10: 362-373.

Bolli J, Wagner H, Kalwij J, Werth S, Cherubini P, Scheidegger Ch, Rigling A (2008) Dendroecological contribution to the reconstruction of forest recolonisation by an endangered epiphytic lichen after historic disturbance. Botanica Helvetica 118:111-127.

Devi N, Hagedorn F, Moiseev P, Bugmann H, Shiyatov SG, Mazepa V, Rigling A (2008) Expanding forests and changing growth forms of Siberian larch at the treeline of the Polar Urals during the 20th century. Global Change Biology 14:1-11.

Wermelinger B, Rigling A, Schneider-Mathis D, Dobbertin M (2008) Infestation preferences of bark and wood boring insects in declining Scots pine (Pinus silvestris) forests in the Swiss Rhone valley. Ecological Entomology 33:239-249.

Weber P, Bugmann H, Fonti P, Rigling A (2008) Using a retrospective dynamic competition index to reconstruct forest succession. Forest Ecology and Management 294:96-106.

Weber P, Rigling A, Bugmann H (2008) Sensitivity of stand dynamics to grazing in mixed Pinus sylvestris and Quercus pubescens forests: A modeling study. Ecological Modelling 210:301-311.

Bolli J, Rigling A, Bugmann H (2007) Regeneration dynamics of Norway spruce (Picea abies L.) on a subalpine meadow near the treeline in Sedrun, Kt. Graubünden, Switzerland. Silva Fennica 41:55-70.

Dobbertin M, Wermelinger B, Bigler C, Bürgi M, Carron M, Forster B, Gimmi U, Rigling A (2007) Linking increasing drought stress to Scots pine mortality and bark beetle infestations. TheScientificWorldJOURNAL 7:231-239.

Weber P, Bugmann H, Rigling A (2007) Growth responses to drought of Pinus sylvestris L. and Quercus pubescens Willd. in an inner Alpine dry valley. Journal of Vegetation Science 18:777-792.

Bigler C, Braeker OU, Bugmann H, Dobbertin M, Rigling A (2006) Drought as inciting mortality factor in Scots pine stands of the Valais, Switzerland. Ecosystems 9:330-343.

Dobbertin M, Rigling A (2006) Mistletoe (Viscum album ssp. austriacum) contributes to the Pinus sylvestris L. decline in the Rhone Valley of Switzerland. Forest Pathology 36:309-322.

Eilmann B, Weber P, Rigling A, Eckstein D (2006) The influence of drought on the wood structure of Pinus sylvestris L. and Quercus pubescens Willd. in Valais, Switzerland. Dendrochronologia 23:121-132.

Fonti P, Cherubini P, Rigling A, Weber P, Biging G (2006) Tree rings as indicators of altered competition processes: stand dynamics of abandoned chestnut coppices after land-use changes in the Southern Alps. Journal of Vegetation Science 17:103-112.

Fournier N, Rigling A, Dobbertin M, Gugerli F (2006) Faible différenciation génétique, à partir d'amplification aléatoire d'ADN polymorphique (RAPD), entre les types de pin sylvestre d'altitude et de plaine (Pinus sylvestris L.) dans les Alpes à climat continental. Annales des Sciences Forestières 63:431-439.

Dobbertin M, Hilker N. Rebetez M, Zimmermann NE, Wohlgemuth T, Rigling A (2005) The upward shift in altitude of pine mistletoe (Viscum album ssp. austriacum) in Switzerland – the result of climate warming? Journal of Biometeorology 50:40-47.

Dobbertin M, Mayer P, Wohlgemuth T, Feldmeyer-Christe E, Graf U, Zimmermann NE, Rigling A (2005) The decline of Pinus sylvestris L. forests in the Swiss Rhone Valley - a result of drought stress? Phyton 45:153-156.

Bräker OU, Rigling A (2004) Waldnutzung und Jahrringe. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen 6:169-177.

Cherubini P, Gärtner H, Esper J, Kaennel Dobbertin M, Kaiser KF, Rigling A, Treydte K, Zimmermann N, Bräker OU (2004) Jahrringe als Archive für interdisziplinäre Umweltforschung. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen 6:162-168.

Conedera M, Fonti P, Krebs P, Rigling A (2004) Jahrringe und Landschaftsentwicklung auf der Alpensüdseite. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen 6:191-197. 

Moiseev PA, Van der Meer M, Rigling A, Shevchenko I (2004) Effect of climatic changes on the formation of Siberian spruce generations in Subglotsy tree stands of the Southern Urals. Russian Journal of Ecology 35:135-143.

Rigling A, Weber P, Cherubini P, Dobbertin M (2004) Walddynamische Prozesse und Jahrringe - Bestandesdynamik zentralalpiner Waldföhrenwälder aufgezeigt anhand dendroökologischer Fallstudien aus dem Wallis, Schweiz. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen 6:178-190.

Van der Meer M, Moiseev PA, Schweingruber FH, Rigling A (2004) Dynamik des Anstieges der alpinen Waldgrenze im Südural (Russland). Die Erde 2:151-174.

Rigling A, Brühlhart H, Bräker OU, Forster T, Schweingruber FH (2003) Irrigation effect on tree growth and vertical resin duct production of Pinus sylvestris L. on dry sites in the Central Alps, Switzerland. Forest Ecology and Management 163:105-121.

Rigling A, Bräker OU, Schneiter G, Schweingruber FH (2002) Intra-annual tree-ring parameters indicating differences in drought stress of Scots pine forests within the Erico-Pinion in the Valais, Switzerland. Plant Ecology 163:105-121.

Rigling A, Waldner P, Forster T, Bräker OU, Pouttu A (2001) Ecological interpretation of tree ring width and intra-annual density fluctuations of Pinus sylvestris L. from dry sites of the central Alps and Siberia. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 31:18-31.

before 2000 und früher
Rigling A, Cherubini P (1999) Wieso sterben die Waldföhren im „Telwald“ bei Visp? Eine Zusammenfassung bisheriger Studien und eine dendroökologische Untersuchung. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen 150:113-131.

Rigling D, Blauenstein H, Walthert L, Rigling A, Kull P, Schwyzer A, Heiniger U (1998) Rhizomorph producing Armillaria species in Norway spruce stands in Switzerland. In: Delatour C, Marcais B, Guillaumin JJ, Lung Escarmant B (Eds.) Root and butt rots of forest trees. Colloques de l’INRA. 89:259-265.

Rigling A, Schweingruber FH (1997) Entwicklung waldföhrenreicher Wälder im Gebiet Brienz-Wiesen (GR). Eine historisch-dendroökologische Studie. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen 148: 173-196.

Rigling D, Blauenstein H, Walthert L, Rigling A, Kull P, Schwyzer A, Heiniger U (1997) Rhizomorph producing Armillaria species in Norway spruce in Switzerland. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Root and Butt Rots, INRA Editions 259-265.

Webster R, Rigling A, Walthert L (1996) An analysis of crown conditions and environment in Switzerland. Forestry 69: 347-355.