Species Interactions

Stand Competition

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


  • Shipley RJ, Gossner M, Rigling A, Krumm F (2023) Conserving forest insect biodiversity requires protecting key habitat features. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, accepted.
  • Wermelinger B, Rigling A, ... Gossner M (2021) Climate change effects on tritrophic interactions of bark beetles in inner Alpine Scots pine forests. Forests, 12: 136. https://doi.org/10.3390/f12020136.
  • 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
  • Dobbertin M, ... Rigling A (2007) Linking increasing drought stress to Scots pine mortality and bark beetle infestations. TheScientificWorldJOURNAL 7:231-239

Fungi and Pathogens

  • Büntgen U, ... Rigling A, ... 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.
  • Heiniger U, ... 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
  • Egli S, ... 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 


  • Wang A, ... Rigling A, ... 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
  • Yan CF, ... Rigling A, ... 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.
  • Zweifel R, ... 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
  • Rigling A, et al. (2010) Mistletoe-induced crown degradation in Scots pine in a xeric environment, Tree Physiology, 30: 845-852 
  • 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

Below Ground

  • Mayer M, ... Rigling A, ... Hagedorn F (2023) Elevation dependent response of soil organic carbon stocks to forest windthrow. STOTEN, 857, 159694. doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2022.159694
  • Guidi C, ... 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
  • Hartmann M, ... 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