Publications Esper

354. Agapova V, Arzac A, Kukarskih VV, Büntgen U, Esper J, Kirdyanov AV (in review) Tree-ring Blue Intensity measurements from treeline sites in the Ural Mountains exhibit a strong summer temperature signal. Dendrochronologia.

353. Arosio T, et al. (in review) Evidence for Holocene-long drying over Europe. Science Advances.

352 Büntgen U & Esper J (in review) Bimodal growth-climate correlation patterns suggest absence of evidence (for statistical significance) is no evidence of absence (for physiological importance). International Journal of Biometeorology.

351. Esper J, Torbenson M, Büntgen U (in review) The unparalleled warming of 2023. Nature.

350. Frigo D, Römer P, Unterholzner L, Zimmer-Zachmann H, Esper J, Carrer M, Ziaco E (in review) Review of embedding and non-embedding techniques for quantitative wood anatomy. Dendrochronologia.

349. Guobao X, et al. (in review) Jet stream driven European climate extremes and agricultural productivity over the past 700 years. Nature.

348. Harley G, et al. (in review) Eastern USA summer temperatures since 1461 CE show connections to volcanic forcing and jet stream dynamics. Climatic Change.

347. Homfeld I, Büntgen U, Reinig F, Torbenson MCA, Esper J (in review) Application of RCS and signal-free RCS to tree-ring width and maximum latewood density data. Dendrochronologia.

346. Kaushal N, et al. (in review) SISALv3: a global speleothem stable isotope and trace element database. Earth System Science Data.

345. Kirdyanov AV, Arzac A, Prokushkin AS, Ovchinnikov DV, Bondarev A, Silkin PP, Bebchuck T, Esper J, Büntgen U (in review) Spatiotemporal changes in temperature sensitivity of Siberian tree growth. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.

344. Martinez del Castillo E, Torbenson M, Reinig F, Konter O, Ziaco E, Büntgen U, Esper J (in review) Diverging growth trends and climate sensitivities of individual pine trees after the 1976 extreme drought in south-western Germany. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.

343. Palosse A, Piermattei A, Esper J, Reinig F, Verstege A, Torbenson M, Trnka M, Arosio T, Büntgen U (in review) Temperature-induced germination pulses above the Alpine treeline. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research.

342. Reinig F, Esper J, Sookdeo A, Treydte K, Wacker L, Guidobaldi G, Nievergelt D, Saurer M, Friedrich M, Helle G, Kromer B, Pauly M, Tegel W, Verstege A, Büntgen U (in review) Multi-proxy tree-ring dating during the Younger Dryas. Tree-Ring Research.

341. Römer P, Martínez del Castillo E, Reinig F, Torbenson MCA, Konter O, Klippel L, Büntgen U, Esper J (in review) Growth characteristics and drought vulnerability of southwest German spruce and pine. European Journal of Forest Research.

340. Trnka M, et al. (in review) Climate-induced severe water scarcity events as harbinger of global grain price. Nature Communications.

339. Wang S, et al. (in review) Role of Pacific Ocean climate in regulating runoff in the source areas of water transfer projects on the Pacific Rim. npj Climate and Atmospheric Science.

338. Wieland A, Römer P, Torbenson M, Greule M, Urban O, Čáslavský J, Pernicová N, Trnka M, Büntgen U, Esper J, Keppler F (in review) Tree-ring stable isotopes in cellulose and lignin methoxy groups reveal different age-related behaviour. Quaternary International.

337. Yang B, et al. (in review) Megadrought during the mid-Holocene Asian moisture transition alters Neolithic civilizations. Geophysical Research Letters.

336. Yue W,  et al. (in review) Drought facilitated the westward expansion of the Mongol Empire in the 1230s. PNAS.


335. Bebchuk T, Krusic PJ, Pike JH, Piermattei A, Friedrich R, Wacker L, Crivellaro A, Arosio T, Kirdyanov AV, Gibbard P, Brown D, Esper J, Reinig F, Büntgen U (2024) Sudden disappearance of yew (Taxus baccata) woodlands from eastern England coincides with a possible climate event around 4.2 ka ago. Quaternary Science Reviews 323, 108414. (Bebchuk_2024_QSR.pdf) (Bebchuk_2024_QSR_supp.pdf)

334. Büntgen U, et al. (2024) Recent summer warming over the western Mediterranean region is unprecedented since medieval times. Global and Planetary Change 232, 104336. (Buentgen_2024_GPC.pdf) (Buentgen_2024_GPC_supp.pdf) (Buentgen_2024_GPC_supp2.xlsx)

333. Chen F, et al. (in press) Coupled Pacific Rim megadroughts contributed to the fall of Beijing in 1644 CE. Science Bulletin.

332. Esper J, Büntgen U (in press) Grenzen des Wissens: Temperaturverlauf der letzten 2000 Jahre. Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau.

331. Esper J, Schulz P, Büntgen U (2024) Is recent warming exceeding the range of the rast 125,000 years? Atmosphere 15, 405. (Esper_2024_Atmosphere.pdf)

330. Esper J, Smerdon, JE, Anchukaitis KJ, Allen K, Cook ER, D’Arrigo R, Guillet S, Ljungqvist FC, Reinig R, Schneider L, Sigl M, Stoffel M, Trnka M, Wilson R, Büntgen U (in press) The IPCC’s reductive Common Era temperature history. Communications Earth and Environment.

329. Essel H, Esper J, Wanner H, Büntgen U (2024) Rethinking the Holocene temperature conundrum. Climate Research 92, 61-64. (Essel_2024_CR.pdf)

328. Jevšenak J, et al. (2024) Integrating high-resolution climate, remote sensing and topographic data to map annual forest growth at the sub-continental scale. Science of the Total Environment 913, 169692. (Jevsenak_2024_STE.pdf) (Jevsenak_2024_STE_supp.pdf)

327. Kuhl E, Esper J, Schneider L, Trouet V, Kunz M, Klippel L, Büntgen U, Hartl C (in press) Revising Alpine summer temperature history since 881 CE. Climate Dynamics.


326. Björklund J, Seftigen K, Stoffel M, Fonti MV, Kottlow S, Frank DC, Esper J, Fonti P, Goosse H, Grudd H, Gunnarson BE, Nievergelt D, Pellizzari E, Carrer M, von Arx G (2023) Fennoscandian tree-ring anatomy shows modern climate warmer than Medieval. Nature 620, 97-103. (Bjoerklund_2023_Nature.pdf) (Bjoerklund_2023_Nature_Supp.pdf)

325. Büntgen U, Li P, Oppenheimer C, Frachetti M, Esper J, Torbenson M, Krusic PJ (2023) Drought as a factor in the rapid rise of professional skateboarding in 1970s southern California. PNAS Nexus 2, 1-4. (Buentgen_2023_PNAS.pdf)

324. Chen F, et al. (2023) Southeast Asian ecological dependency on Tibetan Plateau streamflow over the last millennium. Nature Geoscience, doi: 10.1038/s41561-023-01320-1. (Chen_2023_NatureGeo.pdf) (Chen_2023_NatureGeo_Supp.pdf)

323. Esper J, Cherubini P, Kaltenbach D, Büntgen U (2023) London plane bark exfoliation and growth in urban environments. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry, doi: 10.48044/jauf.2023.021. (Esper_2023_AUF.pdf) (Esper_2023_AUF_Supp.pdf)

322. Essell H, Krusic PJ, Esper J, Wagner S, Braconnot P, Jungclaus J, Muschitiello F, Oppenheimer C, Büntgen U 2023) A frequency-optimised temperature record for the Holocene. Environmental Research Letters 18, 114022. (Essell_2023_ERL.pdf) (Essel_2023_ERL_Supp.pdf) (Essel_2023_ERL_Data.xlsx)

321. Frachetti M, Di Cosmo N, Esper J, Khalidi L, Mauelshagen F, Oppenheimer C, Rohland E, Büntgen U (2023) A new tool for interdisciplinary investigation, visualization, and communication of human behaviour. Science Advances 9, eadj3142. (Frachetti_2023_SciAdv.pdf)

320. Harr L, Sinsel T, Simon H, Torbenson MCA, Esper J (2023) Mobile measurements for distribution and attribution of particulate matter in urban environments. Atmospheric Environment 315, 120164. (Harr_2023_AtmEnv.pdf) (Harr_2023_AtmEnv_Supp.pdf)

319. Kuhl E, Zang C, Esper J, Riechelmann D, Büntgen U, Briesch M, Reinig F, Römer P, Konter O, Schmidhalter M, Hartl C (2023) Using machine learning to provenance the geographical origin of historical construction timbers. Ecosphere 14, doi: 10.1002/ecs2.4453. (Kuhl_2023_Ecosphere.pdf) (Kuhl_2023_Ecosphere_Supp.pdf)

318. Kunz M, Esper J, Kuhl E, Schneider L, Büntgen U, Hartl C (2023) Combining tree-ring width and density to separate the effects of climate variation and insect defoliation. Forests 14, 1478. (Kunz_2023_For.pdf) (Kunz_2023_For_Supp.pdf)

317. Ljungqvist FC, Christiansen B, Esper J, Huhtamaa H, Leijonhufvud L, Pfister C, Seim A, Skoglund MK, Thejll P (2023) Climatic signatures in early modern European grain harvest yields. Climate of the Past 19, 2463-2491. (Ljunqvist_2023_CoP.pdf)

316. Reinig F, et al. (2023) Possible magmatic CO2 influence on Laacher See eruption date. Nature 619, E3. doi: 10.1038/s41586-023-05966-0. (Reinig_2023_Nature.pdf) (Reinig_2023_NatureSupp.pdf)

315. Römer P, Reinig F, Konter O, Friedrich R, Urban O, Caslavsky J, Pernicova N, Trnka M, Büntgen U, Esper J (2023) Multi-proxy crossdating extends the longest high-elevation tree-ring chronology from the Mediterranean. Dendrochronologia 79, 126085. (Roemer_2023_Den.pdf) (Roemer_2023_Den_Supp.pdf)

314. Schleser GH, et al. (2023) Stable carbon isotope ratios of tree-ring cellulose from the site network of the EU-Project ‘ISONET’. GFZ Data Services, doi: 10.5880/GFZ.4.3.2023.002. (Description.pdf) (13C_Data.txt) (Meta_Information.xlsx)

313. Schneider L, Konter O, Esper J, Anchukaitis KJ (2023) Constraining the 19th century temperature baseline for global warming. Journal of Climate 36, 6261-6272. (Schneider_2023_JClim.pdf) (Schneider_2023_JClim_Supp.pdf)

312. Torbenson M, Brazdil R, Stagge JH, Esper J, Büntgen U, Vizina A, Hanel M, Rakovec O, Fischer M, Urban O, Treml V, Reinig F, Martinez del Castillo E, Rybnicek M, Kolar T, Trnka M (2023) Increasing volatility of reconstructed Morava River warm-season flow, Czech Republic. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies 50, 101534. (Torbenson_2023_JoHRS.pdf) (Torbenson_2023_JoHRS_Supp.pdf)

311. Torbenson MCA, Büntgen U, Esper J, Urban O, Balek J, Reinig F, Krusic PJ, Martinez del Castillo E, Brázdil R, Semerádová D, Štěpánek P, Pernicová N, Kolář T, Rybníček M, Arbelaez J, Trnka M (2023) Central European agroclimate over the past 2,000 years. Journal of Climate 36, 4429-4441. (Torbenson_2023_JClim.pdf)

310. Torbenson MCA, Büntgen U, Römer P, Urban O, Trnka M, Ac A, Reinig R, Rybnicek M, Kolar T, Arosio T, Martinez del Castillo E, Konasova E, Pernicova N, Caslavsky J, Esper J (2023) Assessing earlywood-latewood proportion influence on tree-ring stable isotopes. Dendrochronologia 82, 126147. (Torbenson_2023_Den.pdf)

309. Treydte K, et al. (2023) Atmospheric drying in Europe is human-induced and unprecedented in a pre-industrial context. Nature Geoscience, doi: 10.1038/s41561-023-01335-8. (Treydte_2023_NatureGeo.pdf) (Treydte_2023_NatureGeo_supp.pdf)


308. Büntgen U, Esper J, Oppenheimer C (2022) In praise of archives. Nature Communications Earth & Environment 3, 84. doi: 10.1038/s43247-022-00415-8. (Buentgen_2022_NatCommEE.pdf)

307. Büntgen U, Hodgson Smith S, Wagner S, Krusic P, Esper J, Piermattei A, Crivellaro A, Reinig F, Tegel W, Kirdyanov A, Trnka M, Oppenheimer C (2022) Global tree-ring and climate variation during the mid-13th century Samalas eruption. Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-022-06141-3. (Buentgen_2022_CD.pdf)

306. Büntgen U, Piermattei A, Crivellaro A, Reinig F, Krusic PJ, Trnka M, Torbenson M, Esper J (2022) Common Era treeline fluctuations and their implications for climate reconstructions. Global and Planetary Change 219, 103979. (Buentgen_2022_GPC.pdf)

305. Büntgen U, Piermattei A, Krusic PJ, Esper J, Sparks T, Crivellaro A (2022) Plants in the UK flower a month earlier under recent warming. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.c.5800155. (Buentgen_2022_PRSB.pdf)

304. Büntgen U, et al. (2022) Recognising bias in Common Era temperature reconstructions. Dendrochronologia 74, 125982. (Buentgen_2022_Den.pdf)

303. Büntgen U, et al. (2022) Global wood anatomical perspective on the onset of the Late Antique Little Ice Age in the mid-6th century CE. Science Bulletin 67, 2336-2344. (Buentgen_2022_SciBull.pdf)

302. Chen F, Yuan Y, Trouet V, Büntgen U, Esper J, Chen F, Yu S, Shen M, Zhang R, Shang H, Chen Y, Zhang H (2022) Ecological and societal effects of Central Asian streamflow variations over the past eight centuries. npj Climate and Atmospheric Science 5, 27, doi: 10.1038/s41612-022-00239-5. (Chen_2022_CAS.pdf)

301. Esper J (2022) Großräumige Temperaturrekonstruktionen mit Baumringen. Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur Mainz 2022, 1. 28pp. (Esper_2022_AWLM.pdf)

300. Harr L, Sinsel T, Simon H, Konter O, Dreiseitl D, Schulz P, Esper J (2022) PM2.5 exposure differences between children and adults. Urban Climate 44, 101198. (Harr_2022_UrbClim.pdf) (Harr_2022_UrbClim_Supp.pdf)

299. Harr L, Sinsel T, Simon H, Esper J (2022) Seasonal changes in urban PM2.5 hotspots and sources. Atmosphere 13, 694, doi: 10.3390/atmos13050694. (Harr_2022_Atmosph.pdf)

298. Harr L, Esper J (2022) Luftqualität in der Stadt - Das Potenzial räumlich hochaufgelöster Feinstaubmessungen. Geographische Rundschau 7-8, 62-63. (Harr_2022_GR.pdf)

297. Hartl C, Schneider L, Riechelmann DFC, Kuhl E, Kochbeck M, Klippel L, Büntgen U, Esper J (2022) The temperature sensitivity along elevational gradients is more stable in maximum latewood density than tree-ring width. Dendrochronologia 73, 125958. (Hartl_2022_Dendrochronologia.pdf)

296. Martinez del Castillo E, et al. (2022) Climate-change-driven growth decline of European beech forests. Communications Biology 5, 163, doi: 10.1038/s42003-022-03107-3. (MartinezdelCastillo_2022_CommBio.pdf)

295. Torbenson M, Klippel L, Hartl C, Reinig F, Treydte K, Büntgen U, Trnka M, Schöne B, Schneider L, Esper J (2022) Investigation of age trends in tree-ring stable carbon and oxygen isotopes from northern Fennoscandia over the past millennium. Quaternary International 631, 105-114. (Torbenson_2022_QI.pdf)

294. Wieland A, Greule M, Römer P, Esper J, Keppler F (2022) Climate signals in stable carbon and hydrogen isotopes of lignin methoxy groups from southern German beech trees. Climate of the Past 18, 1849-1866. (Wieland_2022_CoP.pdf) (Wieland_2022_CoP_Supp.pdf)

293. Yang B, et al. (2022) Reply to Weiss: Tree-ring stable oxygen isotopes suggest an increase in Asian monsoon rainfall at 4.2 ka BP. PNAS 119, e2204067119. (Yang_2022_PNAS.pdf)


292. Büntgen U, et al. (2021) Recent European drought extremes beyond Common Era background variability. Nature Geoscience, doi: 10.1038/s41561-021-00698-0.  (Buentgen_2021_NatureGS.pdf)

291. Büntgen U, et al. (2021) The influence of decision-making on tree ring-based climate reconstructions. Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-23627-6. (Buentgen_2021_NatureCom.pdf) (Buentgen_2021_NatureCom_Supp.pdf)

290. Büntgen U, Kirdyanov A, Krusic P, Shishov VV, Esper J (2021) Arctic aerosols and the 'Divergence Problem' in dendroclimatology. Dendrochronologia, doi: 10.1016/j.dendro.2021.125837. (Buentgen_2021_Den.pdf)

289. Esper J, Büntgen U (2021) The future of paleoclimate. Climate Research 83, 57-59. (Esper_2021_CR.pdf)

288. Esper J, Hartl C, Konter O, Reinig F, Römer P, Huneau F, Lebre S, Szymczak S, Bräuning A, Büntgen U (2021) Past millennium hydroclimate variability from Corsican pine tree-ring chronologies. Boreas, doi: 10.1111/bor.12574. (Esper_2021_Boreas.pdf)

287. Esper J (2021) Antrittsrede neue Mittlieder, Jan Esper. Jahrbuch der Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur, 37-39. Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart.

286. Esper J, Konter O, Klippel L, Krusic PJ, Büntgen U (2021) Pre-instrumental summer precipitation variability in northwestern Greece from a high-elevation Pinus heldreichii network. International Journal of Climatology 41, 2828-2839. (Esper_2021_IJC.pdf)

285. Esper J (2021) Großräumige Temperaturrekonstruktionen mit Baumringen (26. Februar 2021, vorm.). Jahrbuch der Akademie der Wissenschaften und Literatur, 103. Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart.

284. Hartl C, Düthorn E, Tejedor V, Kirchhefer A, Timonen M, Holzkämper S, Büntgen U, Esper J (2021) Micro-site ecology affects Fennoscandian forest growth. Dendrochronologia 65, 125787(Hartl_2021_Den.pdf)

283. Kuckuk J, van Manen S, Eggertsson O, Oddsdottir E, Esper J (2021) Effects of green spruce aphids, pollution and warming temperatures on sitka spruce dieback in Reykjavík, Iceland. Icelandic Agricultural Sciences 34, 15-28. (Kuckuk_2021_IAS.pdf)

282. Ljungqvist FC, Thejll P, Christiansen B, Seim A, Hartl C, Esper J (2021) The significance of climate variability on early modern European grain prices. Cliometrica 16, 29-77. (Ljungqvist_2022_Cliometrica.pdf)

281. Reinig F, et al. (2021) Precise date for the Laacher See eruption synchronizes the Younger Dryas. Nature 595, 66-69. (Reinig_2021_Nature.pdf)

280. Römer P, Hartl C, Schneider L, Bräuning A, Szymczak S, Huneau F, Lebre S, Reinig F, Büntgen U, Esper J (2021) Reduced temperature sensitivity of maximum latewood density formation in high-elevation Corsican pines under recent warming. Atmosphere 12, 804, doi: (Roemer_2021_Atmos.pdf) (Roemer_2021_Atmos_Supp.pdf)

279. Yang B, et al. (2021) Long-term decrease in Asian monsoon rainfall and abrupt climate change events over the past 6,700 years. PNAS 118, 2102007118(Yang_2021_PNAS.pdf)


278. Anhäuser T, Sehls B, Thomas W, Hartl C, Greule M, Scholz D, Esper J, Keppler F (2020) Tree-ring δ2H from lignin methoxyl groups indicate sensitivity to European-scale temperature changes. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 546, 109665. (Anhaeuser_2020_PPP.pdf)

277. Büntgen U, Kolar T, Rybnicek M, Konasova E, Trnka M, Ac A, Krusic PJ, Esper J, Treydte K, Reinig F, Kirdyanov A, Herzig F, Urban O (2020) No age trends in stable isotopes. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, doi: 10.1029/2019PA003831. (Buentgen_2020_PP.pdf)

276. Büntgen U, Liehold A, Nievergelt D, Wermelinger B, Roques A, Reinig F, Kursic PJ, Piermattei A, Egli S, Cherubini P, Esper J (2020) Return of the moth – rethinking climatic drivers of cyclic insect outbreaks. Oecologia. (Buentgen_2020_Oecologia.pdf)

275. Büntgen U, et al. (2020) Prominent role of volcanism in Common Era climate variability and human history. Dendrochronologia 64, 125757. (Buentgen_2020_Den.pdf)

274. Esper J, Hartl C, Tejedor E, de Luis M, Günther B, Büntgen U (2020) High-resolution temperature variability reconstructed from black pine tree ring densities in southern Spain. Atmosphere 11, doi: 10.3390/atmos11070748. (Esper_2020_Atmos.pdf) (Esper_2020_Atmos_Supp.pdf)

273. Esper J, Klippel L, Krusic PJ, Konter O, Raible C, Xoplaki E, Luterbacher J, Büntgen U (2020) Eastern Mediterranean summer temperatures since 730 CE from Mt. Smolikas tree-ring densities. Climate Dynamics 54, 1367-1382. (Esper_2020_CD.pdf)

272. Esper J, Riechelmann DFC, Holzkämper S (2020) Circumferential and longitudinal δ13C variability in a Larix decidua trunk from the Swiss Alps. Forests, doi: 10.3390/f11010117. (Esper_2020_Forests.pdf)

271. Harr L, Esper J, Kirchhefer AJ, Hartl C (2020) Growth response of Betula pubescens Ehrh. to varying disturbance factors in northern Norway. Trees, doi: 10.1007/s00468-020-02043-1. (Harr_2020_Trees.pdf)

270. Kirdyanov AV, et al. (2020) Ecological and conceptual consequences of Arctic pollution. Ecology Letters, doi: 10.1111/ele.13611. (Kirdyanov_2020_EcolLett.pdf)

269. Klippel L, Büntgen U, Kyncl T, Esper J (2020) Climate sensitivity of high- and low-elevation Larix decidua MXD chronologies from the Tatra Mountains. Dendrochronologia 60, 125674. (Klippel_2020_Den.pdf)

268. Klippel L, St. George S, Büntgen U, Krusic P, Esper J (2020) Differing pre-industrial cooling trends between tree-rings and lower-resolution temperature proxies. Climate of the Past 16, 729-742. (Klippel_2020_CoP.pdf) (Klippel_2020_CoP_Supp.pdf)

267. Konter O, Sommerlad E, Cummings V, Esper J (2020) Bourbon-Vanille aus Madagaskar: Ökologische und ökonomische Einflussfaktoren auf die Ertragsvariabilität eines globalen Handelsprodukts. Geographische Rundschau 72, 10-15. (Konter_2020_GR.pdf)

266. Ljungqvist FC, Piermattei A, Seim A, Krusic PJ, Büntgen U, He M, Kirdyanov A, Luterbacher J, Schneider L, Seftigen K, Stahle D, Villalba R, Yang B, Esper J (2020) Ranking of tree-ring based hydroclimate reconstructions of the past millennium. Quaternary Science Reviews 15, 124016. (Ljungqvist_2020_QSR.pdf)

265. Piermattei A, Crivellaro A, Krusic PJ, Esper J, Vitek P, Oppenheimer C, Felhofer M, Gierlinger N, Reinig F, Urban O, Verstege A, Lobo H, Büntgen U (2020) A millennium-long ‘Blue Ring’ chronology from the Spanish Pyrenees reveals severe ephemeral summer cooling after volcanic eruptions. Environmental Research Letters. (Piermattei_2020_ERL.pdf)

264. Reinig F, Cherubini P, Engels S, Esper J, Guidobaldi G, Jöris O, Lane C, Nievergelt D, Oppenheimer C, Park C, Pfanz H, Schmincke HU, Street M, Wacker L, Büntgen U (2020) Towards a dendrochronologically refined date of the Laacher See eruption around 13,000 years ago. Quaternary Science Reviews 229, 106128. (Reinig_2020_QSR.pdf)

263. Reinig F, Sookdeo A, Esper J, Friedrich M, Guidobaldi G, Helle G, Kromer B, Nievergelt D, Pauly M, Tegel W, Treydte K, Wacker L, Büntgen U (2020). Illuminating IntCal during the younger Dryas. Radiocarbon 62, 883-889. (Reinig_2020_Radiocarbon.pdf)

262. Riechelmann DFC, Hartl C, Esper J (2020) The effect of provenance of historical timber on tree-ring based temperature reconstructions in the Swiss Alps. iForest 13, 351-359. (Riechelmann_2020_iForest.pdf)

261. Sangüesa-Barreda G, Esper J, Büntgen U, Camarero JJ, Di Filippo AD, Baliva M, Piovesan G (2020) Climate-human feedbacks contribute to historical forest recruitment dynamics in Mediterranean subalpine ecosystems. Global Change Biology 26, 4988-4997. (Sangueesa-Barreda_2020_GCB.pdf)

260. Schöne BR, Meret AE, Baier SM, Fiebig J, Esper J, McDonnell J, Pfister L (2020) Freshwater pearl mussels from northern Sweden serve as long-term, high-resolution stream water isotope recorders. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences 24, 673-696. (Schoene_2020_HESS.pdf)

259.Tejedor E, Serrano-Notivoli R, de Luis M, Saz MA, Hartl C, StGeorge S, Büntgen U, Liebhold A, Vuille M, Esper J (2020) A global perspective on the climate-driven growth synchrony of neighboring trees. Global Ecology and Biogeography, doi: 10.1111/geb.13090. (Tejedor_2020_GEB.pdf)


258. Björklund J, et al. (2019) Scientific merits and analytical challenges of tree-ring densitometry. Reviews of Geophysics 57, 1224-1264. (Bjoerklund_2019_RevGeo.pdf)

257. Büntgen U, Krusic PJ, Piermattei A, Coomes DA, Esper J, Myglan VS, Kirdyanov AV, Camarero JJ, Crivellaro A, Körner C (2019) Limited capacity of tree growth to mitigate the global greenhouse effect under predicted warming. Nature Communications 10, 2171. (Buentgen_2019_NatureCom.pdf)

256. Dienst M, Lindén J, Saladié O, Esper J (2019) Detection and elimination of UHI effects in long temperature records from villages – A case study from Tivissa, Spain. Urban Climate 27, 372-383. (Dienst_2019_UC.pdf)

255. Friedrich R, Kromer B, Sirocko F, Esper J, Lindauer S, Nievergelt D, Heussner K, Westphal T (2019) Annual 14C tree-ring data around 400AD: mid and high-latitude records. Radiocarbon, 1305-1316.(Friedrich_2019_Radiocarbon.pdf)

254. Hartl C, St. George S, Konter O, Harr L, Scholz D, Kirchhefer A, Esper J (2019) Warfare dendrochronology and the German super battleship Tirpitz’s deployment in Norway. Anthropocene 27, 100212. (Hartl_2019_Anthropocene.pdf) (Hartl_2019_Anthropocene_SOM.)

253. Klippel L, Krusic PJ, Konter O, St. George S, Trouet V, Esper J (2019) A 1200+ year reconstruction of temperature extremes for the northeastern Mediterranean region. International Journal of Climatology 39, 2336-2350. (Klippel_2019_IJC.pdf)

252. Knerr I, Dienst M, Lindén J, Dobrovolný P, Geletič J, Bünten U, Esper J (2019) Addressing the relocation bias in a long temperature record by means of land cover assessment. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 137, 2853-2863. (Knerr_2019_TAC.pdf)

251. Ljungqvist FC, et al. (2019) European warm-season temperature and hydroclimate since 850 CE. Environmental Research Letters 14, 084015. (Ljungqvist_2019_ERL.pdf)

250. Nagavciuc V, Kern Z, Ionita M, Hartl C, Konter O, Esper J, Popa I (2019) Climate signals in carbon and oxygen isotope ratios of Pinus cembra tree-ring cellulose from Calimani Mountains, Romania. International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.6349. (Nagavciuc_2019_IJC.pdf)

249. Shestakova TA, et al. (2019) Spatiotemporal patterns of tree growth as related to carbon isotope fractionation in European forests under changing climate. Global Ecology and Biogeography, doi: 10.1111/geb.12933. (Shestakova_2019_GEB.pdf)

248. St. George S, Esper J (2019) Concord and discord among Northern Hemisphere paleotemperature reconstructions from tree rings. Quaternary Science Reviews, 278-281. (StGeorge_2019_QSR.pdf)


247. Büntgen U et al. (2018) Tree rings reveal globally coherent signature of cosmogenic radiocarbon events in 774 and 993 CE. Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-06036-0.  (Buentgen_2018_NatureCom.pdf)

246. Dienst M, Linden J, Esper J (2018) Determination of the urban heat island intensity in villages and its connection to land cover in three European climate zones. Climate Research 76, 1-15. (Dienst_2018_ClimRes.pdf)

245. Duan J, Li L, Ma Z, Esper J, Büntgen U, Xoplaki E, Zhang D, Wang L, Yin H, Luterbacher J (2018) Summer cooling driven by large volcanic eruptions over the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Climate 31, 9869-9879. (Duan_2018_JC.pdf)

244. Esper J, Holzkämper S, Büntgen U, Schöne B, Keppler F, Hartl C, St. George S, Riechelmann DFC, Treydte K (2018) Site-specific climatic signals in stable isotope records from Swedish pine forests. Trees 32, 855-869. (Esper_2018_Trees.pdf)

243. Esper J, St. George S, Anchukaitis K, D’Arrigo R, Ljungqvist F, Luterbacher J, Schneider L, Stoffel M, Wilson R, Büntgen U (2018) Large-scale, millennial-length temperature reconstructions from tree-rings. Dendrochronologia 50, 81-90. (Esper_2018_Den.pdf) (Data)

242. Klippel L, Krusic PJ, Brandes R, Hartl C, Belmecheri S, Dienst M, Esper J (2018) A 1286-year hydro-climate reconstruction for the Balkan Peninsula. Boreas, doi: 10.1111/bor. 12320. (Klippel_2018_Boreas.pdf)

241. Reinig F, Nievergelt D, Esper J, Friedrich M, Helle G, Hellmann L, Kromer B, Morganti S, Pauly M, Sookdeo A, Tegel W, Treydte K, Verstegen A, Wacker L, Büntgen U (2018) New tree-ring evidence for the Late Glacial period from the northern pre-Alps in eastern Switzerland. Quaternary Science Reviews 186, 215-224. (Reinig_2018_QSR.pdf)

240. Sangüesa-Barreda G, Camarero JJ, Esper J, Galvan JD, Büntgen U (2018) A millennium-long perspective on high-elevation pine recruitment in the Spanish central Pyrenees. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 48, 1108-1113. (Sangueesa_2018_CJFR.pdf)

239. Simon H, Lindén J, Hoffmann D, Braun P, Bruse M, Esper J (2018) Modeling transpiration and leaf temperature of urban trees - a case study evaluating the microclimate model ENVI-met against measurement data. Landscape and Urban Planning 174, 33-40. (Simon_2018_LUP.pdf)

238. Warken SF, Fohlmeister J, Schröder-Ritzrau A., Constantin S, Spötl C, Gerdes A, Esper J, Frank N, Arps J, Terente M, Riechelmann DFC, Mangini A, Scholz D (2018) Reconstruction of late Holocene autumn/winter precipitation variability in SW Romania from a high-resolution speleothem trace element record. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 499, 122-133. (Warken_2018_EPSL.pdf)


237. 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, Zhan P, Rydval M, Schneider L, Schurer A, Wiles G, Zorita E (2017) Last millennium Northern Hemisphere summer temperatures from tree rings: Part II, spatially resolved reconstructions. Quaternary Science Reviews 163, 1-22. (Anchukaitis_2017_QSR.pdf)

236. Büntgen U, Eggertsson O, Wacker L, Sigl M, Ljungqvist FC, Di Cosmo N, Plunkett G, Krusic PJ, Newfield TP, Esper J, Lane C, Reinig F, Oppenheimer C 2017) Multi-proxy dating of Iceland’s Major pre-settlement Katla eruption in 822-823 CE. Geology, doi: 10.1130/G39269.1. (Buentgen_2017_Geology.pdf)

235. Büntgen U, Krusic PJ, Verstege A, Sangüesa Barreda G, Wagner S, Camarero JJ, Ljungqvist FC, Zorita E,   Oppenheimer C, Konter O, Tegel W, Gärtner H, Cherubini P, Reinig F, Esper J (2017) New tree-ring evidence from the Pyrenees reveals Western Mediterranean climate variability since medieval times. Journal of Climate, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0526.1. (Buentgen_2017_JClim.pdf)

234. Büntgen U, Myglan VS, Ljungqvist FC, 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, Solomina ON, Nicolussi K, Oppenheimer C, Reinig F, Kirdyanov AV (2017) Reply to ‘Limited Late Antique cooling’. Nature Geoscience 10, 243. (Buentgen_2017_NatureGeo.pdf)

233. Dienst M, Lindén J, Engström E, Esper J (2017) Removing the relocation bias from the 155-year Haparanda temperature record in Northern Europe. International Journal of Climatology, doi: 10.1002/joc.4981. (Dienst_2017_IJC.pdf) (Description.txt) (HAP_corrected_timeseries.txt)

232. 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, doi: 10.1038/ncomms14008. (Duan_2017_NatureCom.pdf) (Duan_2017_NatureCom_Sup.pdf)

231. Esper J, Büntgen U, Denzer S, Krusic PJ, Luterbacher J, Schäfer R, Schreg R, Werner J (2017) Environmental drivers of historical grain price variations in Europe. Climate Research 72, 39-52. (Esper_2017_CR.pdf)

230. Esper J, Büntgen U, Hartl-Meier C, Oppenheimer C, Schneider L (2017) Northern Hemisphere temperature anomalies during the 1450s period of ambiguous volcanic forcing. Bulletin of Volcanology 79,41, doi: 10.1007/s00445-017-1125-9. (Esper_2017_BullVolc.pdf)

229. Esper J, Carnelli A, Kamenik C, Filot M, Leuenberger M, Treydte K (2017) Spruce tree-ring proxy signals during cold and warm periods. Dendrobiology 77, 3-18. (Esper_2017_Dendrobiology.pdf)

228. Hartl-Meier C, Büntgen U, Smerdon J, Zorita E, Krusic P, Ljungqvist F, Schneider L, Esper J (2017) Temperature covariance in tree-ring reconstructions and climate model simulations over the past millennium. Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2017GL073239. (Hartl-Meier_2017_GRL.pdf) (Hartl-Meier_2017_GRL_SOM.pdf)

227. Hartl-Meier C, Esper J, Liebhold A, Konter O, Rothe A, Büntgen U (2017) Effects of host abundance on larch budmoth outbreaks in the European Alps. Agricultural and Forest Entomology, doi: 10.1111/afe.12216. (Hartl-Meier_2017_AFE.pdf) (Hartl-Meier_2017_AFE_Sup.pdf)

226. Hartl-Meier C, Schneider L, Esper J (2017) Site-specific temperature response to seven major volcanic eruptions over the last millennium. TRACE 15, 46-53. (Hartl-Meier_2017_TRACE.pdf)

225. Klippel L, Hartl-Meier C, Lindén J, Kochbeck M, Emde K, Esper J (2017) Hourly resolved climate response of Picea abies beyond its natural distribution range. Baltic Forestry 23, 556-563. (Baltic Forestry.pdf)

224. Klippel L, Krusic PJ, Brandes R, Hartl-Meier C, Trouet V, Meko M, Esper J (2017) High-elevation inter-site differences in Mount Smolikas tree-ring width data. Dendrochronologia 44, 164-173. (Klippel_2017_Den.pdf)

223. Klippel L, Krusic PJ, Hartl-Meier C, Trouet V, Esper J (2017) High-elevation inter-site differences in Mount Smolikas tree-ring width data. TRACE 15, 81-87. (Klippel_2017_Trace.pdf)

222. Konter O, Büntgen U, Carrer M, Esper J (2017) Testing for climate signal age effects at two treeline sites in the European Alps and Tatra Mountains. TRACE 15, 59-65. (Konter_2017_Trace.pdf)

221. Konter O, Krusic PJ, Trouet V, Esper J (2017) Meet Adonis, Europe's oldest dendrochronologically dated tree. Dendrochronologia 42, 12. (Konter_2017_Den.pdf)

220. Oppenheimer C, Wacker L, Xu J, Galván JD, Stoffel M, Guillet S, Corona C, Sigl M, Di Cosmo N, Hajdas I, Pan B, Breuker R, Schneider L, Esper J, Fei J, Hammond J, Büntgen U (2017) Multi-proxy dating the ‘Millennium Eruption’ of Changbaishan to late 946 CE. Quaternary Science Reviews 158, 164-171. (Oppenheimer_2017_QSR.pdf)

219. Riechelmann DFC, Greule M, Siegwolf RTW, Anhäuser T, Esper J & Keppler F (2017) Warm season precipitation signal in d2H values of wood lignin methoxyl groups from high elevation larch trees in Switzerland. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, doi: 10.1002/rcm.7938. (Riechelmann_2017_RCMS.pdf)

218. Schneider L, Smerdon JE, Hartl-Meier C, Esper J (2017) Corrigendum: A new Archive of large volcanic events over the past Millennium derived from reconstructed summer temperatures (2017 Environ. Res. Lett. 12 094005). Environmental Research Letters 12, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa9426. (Schneider_2017_ERLcorr.pdf)

217. Schneider L, Smerdon JE, Pretis F, Hartl-Meier C, Esper J (2017) A new archive of large volcanic events over the past millennium derived from reconstructed summer temperatures. Environmental Research Letters 12, 094005, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa7a1b. (Schneider_2017_ERL.pdf)

216. Tejedor E, Saz MA, Cuadrat JM, Esper J, de Luis M (2017) Summer drought reconstruction in Northeastern Spain inferred from a tree-ring latewood network since 1734. Geophysical Research Letters 44, doi: 10.1002/2017GL074748. (Tejedor_2017_GRL.pdf) (Tejedor_2017_GRLsupp.pdf)

215. Tejedor E, Saz MA, Cuadrat JM, Esper J, de Luis M (2017) Temperature variability in the Iberian Range since 1602 inferred from tree-ring records. Climate of the Past 13, 93-105. (Tejedor_2017_CoP.pdf)


214. Asad F, Zhu H, Zhang H, Liang E, Muhammad S, Farhan SB, Hussain I, Wazir MA, Ahmed M, Esper J (2016) Are Karakoram temperatures out of phase compared to hemispheric trends? Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-016-3273-6. (Asad_2016_CD.pdf)

213. Büntgen U, Ljungqvist FC, Esper J, Luterbacher J, Wagner S, Werner JP, et al. (2016) Consolidation, finalization and publication of the Euro-Med2k database. Past Global Changes Magazine 24, 43. (Buentgen_2016_PGC.pdf)

212. Büntgen U, Myglan VS, Ljungqvist FC, 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, doi: 10.1038/NGEO2652. (Buentgen_2016_NatureGeo.pdf)

211. Düthorn E, Hartl-Meier C, Kirchhefer A, Hader A, Rook T, Rösch D, Schwebler S, Esper J (2016) Identification of macro-scale groups among 17 site chronologies from Fennoscandia. TRACE 14, 32-37.(Duethorn_2016_Trace.pdf)

210. Düthorn E, Schneider L, Günther B, Gläser S, Esper J (2016) Ecological and climatological signals in tree-ring width and density chronologies along a latitudinal boreal transect. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 8, 750-757. (Duethorn_2016_SJFR.pdf)

209. Esper J, Krusic PJ, Ljungqvist FC, Luterbacher J, Carrer M, Cook E, Davi NK, Hartl-Meier C, Kirdyanov A, Konter O, Myglan V, Timonen M, Treydte K, Trouet V, Villalba R, Yang B, Büntgen U (2016) Ranking of tree-ring based temperature reconstructions of the past millennium. Quaternary Science Reviews 145, 134-151. (Esper_2016_QSR.pdf)

208. Girardin MP, Bouriaud O, Hogg EH, Kurz W, Zimmermann NE, Metsaranta JM, de Jong R, Frank DC, Esper J, Büntgen U, Guo XJ, Bhatti J, (2016) No growth stimulation of Canadas boreal forest under half-century of combined warming and CO2 fertilization. PNAS, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1610156113. (Girardin_2016_Pnas.pdf) (Girardin_2016_Pnas_Supp. pdf)

207. Hartl-Meier C, Büntgen U, Esper J (2016) On the occurrence of cyclic larch budmoth mass outbreaks beyond its hotspot area. TRACE 14, 86-92. (Hartl-Meier_2016_Trace.pdf)

206. Hellmann L, Agafonov L, Churakova (Sidorova) O, Düthorn E, Eggertsson Ó, Esper J, Kirdyanov AV, Knorre AA, 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. (Hellmann_2016_Den.pdf)

205. Hellmann L, Agafonov L, Ljungqvist FC, Churakova O, Düthorn E, Esper J, Huelsmann 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, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/7/074021. (Hellmann_2016_ERL.pdf)

204. Konter O, Büntgen U, Carrer 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. (Konter_2016_QSR.pdf)

203. 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 14, 60-66. (Konter_2016_Trace.pdf)

202. Lindén J, Fonti P, Esper J (2016) Temporal variations in microclimate cooling induced by urban trees in Mainz, Germany. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 20, 198-209. (Linden_2016_ufug.pdf)

201. Luterbacher J, et al. (2016) European summer temperatures since Roman times. Environmental Research Letters 11, doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/2/024001. (Luterbacher_2016_ERL.pdf) (Luterbacher_2016_ERL_sup.pdf)

200. Riechelmann DFC, Greule M, Treydte K, Esper J, Keppler F (2016) Climate signals in δ13C of wood lignin methoxyl groups from high elevation larch trees. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 445, 60-71. (Riechelmann_2016_PPP.pdf)

199. Riechelmann DFC, Maus M, Dindorf W, Konter O, Schöne B, Esper J (2016) Comparison of δ13C and δ18O from cellulose, whole wood, from an old high elevation Pinus uncinata in the Spanish Central Pyrenees. Isotopes in Environmental & Health Studies, doi: 10.1080/10256016.2016.1161622. (Riechelmann_2016_IEHS.pdf)

198. Schneider L, Smerdon JE, Pretis F, Esper J (2016) Volcanic induced cooling in instrumental and tree-ring density data. TRACE 14, 67-72. (Schneider_2016_Trace.pdf)

197. Wilson RJS, Anchukaitis K, Briffa K, 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 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 Review 134, 1-18. (Wilson_2016_QSR.pdf) (Wilson_2015_QSR_Supp.pdf)


196. 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. (Buentgen_2015_Pages.pdf)

195. Büntgen U, Tegel W, Carrer 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, doi: 10.1007/s10584-015-1423-1. (Buentgen_2015_CC.pdf)

194. Büntgen U, Trnka M, Krusic PJ, Kyncl T, Kyncl J, Luterbacher J, Zorita E, Ljungqvist FC, 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 nineteenth-century summer cooling in Central Europe. Journal of Climate 28, doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00673.1. (Buentgen_2015_JoC.pdf)

193. Cook ER et al. (2015) Old world megadroughts and pluvials during the Common Era. Science Advances, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1500561. (Cook_2015_ScienceA.pdf) (Cook_2015_ScienceA_sup.pdf)

192. Düthorn E, Holzkämper S, Esper J (2015) High frequency coherence of temperature and solar radiation reconstructions over the past millennium in northern Fennoscandia. TRACE 13, 28-33. (Düthorn_2015_Trace.pdf)

191. Düthorn E, Schneider L, Konter O, Schön P, Timonen M, Esper J (2015) On the hidden significance of differing micro-sites in dendroclimatology. Silva Fennica 49, (Düthorn et al._2015_Silva Fennica.pdf)

190. Esper J (2015) Memory effects in tree-ring width and maximum latewood density in response to volcanic eruptions: evidence from Northern Fennoscandia. TRACE 13, 34-41. (Esper_2015_Trace.pdf)

189. Esper J, Großjean J, Camarero JJ, García-Cervigón AI, Olano JM, González-Rouco JF, Domínquez-Castro F, Büntgen U (2015) Atlantic and Mediterranean synoptic drivers of central Spanish juniper growth. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 121, 571-579. (Esper_2015_TAC.pdf)

188. 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. (Esper_2015_Geochron.pdf)

187. 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. (Esper_2015_Den.pdf)

186. Frank DC, Poulter B, Saurer M, Esper J, et al. (2015) Water use efficiency and transpiration across European forests during the Anthropocene. Nature Climate Change 5, 579-583. (Frank_2015_NatureCC.pdf) (Frank_2015_NatureCC_sup.pdf)

185. 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 MA (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. (Hartl-Meier_2015_GCRC)

184. 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. (Hartl-Meier_2015_TreePhys.pdf) (Hartl-Meier_2015_TreePhys_sup.pdf)

183. 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. (Hellmann_2015_AAAR.pdf)

182. 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 budmoth outbreaks in the Tatra Mountains. Trees, doi: 10.1007/s00468-015-1160-0. (Konter_2015_Trees.pdf)

181. 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. (Konter_2015_Trace.pdf)

180. Lindén J, Esper J, Homer B (2015) Using land cover, population, and night light data for assessing local temperature differences in Mainz, Germany. Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology 54, doi: 10.1175/JAMC-D-14-0124.1. (Linden_2015_JAMC.pdf)

179. Lindén J, Grimmond S, Esper J (2015) Urban warming in small villages. Advances in Science and Research 12, 157-162. (Lindén_2015_asr.pdf)

178. Lindén J, Simon H, Fonti P, Esper J, Bruse M (2015) Observed and modeled transpiration cooling from urban trees in Mainz, Germany, ICUC 9, July 20-24, 2015. (Linden_2015_ICUC.pdf)

177. Mischel M, Esper J, Keppler F, Greule M, Werner W (2015) d2H, d13C and d18O from whole wood, a-cellulose and lignin methoxyl groups in Pinus sylvestris: a multi-parameter approach. Isotopes in Environmental & Health Studies 51, 553-568. (Mischel_2015_IEHS.pdf)

176. Pages 2k Consortium (2015) Corrigendum: Continental-scale temperature variability during the past two millennia, Nature Geoscience 8, 981-982. (Pages_2015_NatGeo_Corr.pdf)

175. Schneider L, Smerdon J, Büntgen U, Wilson R, Myglan VS, Kirdyanov A, Esper J (2015) Revising midlatitude summer temperatures back to AD 600 based on a wood density network. Geophysical Research Letters 42, doi: 10.1002/2015GL063956. (Schneider_2015_GRL.pdf) (NHrecon_data) (raw)

174. Tejedor E, de Luis M, Cuadrat JM, Esper J, Saz MA (2015) Tree-ring based drought reconstruction in the Iberian Range (East of Spain) since 1694. International Journal of Biometeorology, doi: 10.1007/s00484-015-1033-7. (Tejedor_2015_IJB.pdf)

173. Zhang H, Yuan N, Esper J, Werner J, Xoplaki E, Büntgen U, Treydte K, Luterbacher J (2015) Modified climate with long term memory in tree ring proxies. Environmental Research Letters 10; doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/10/8/084020. (Zhang_2015_ERL.pdf)


172. Anhäuser T, Sirocko F, Greule M, Esper J, Keppler F (2014) D/H ratios of methoxyl groups of the sedimentary organic matter of Lake Holzmaar (Eifel, Germany): a potential palaeoclimate/-hydrology proxy. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 142, 39-52. (Anhaeuser_2014_Geochimica.pdf)

171. Björklund JA, Gunnarson BE, Seftigen K, Esper J, Linderholm HW (2014) Blue intensity and density from northern Fennoscandian tree rings, exploring the potential to improve summer temperature reconstructions with earlywood information. Climate of the Past 10, 877-885. (Björklund_2014_ClimPast.pdf)

170. Büntgen U, Tegel W, Kaplan JO,Schaub M, Hagedorn F, Bürgi M, Brázdil R, Helle G, Career M, Heussner KU, Hoffmann J, Kontic R, Kyncl T, Kyncl J, Camarero JJ, Tinner W, Esper J, Liebhold A (2014) Placing the late 20th century fir decline in a European-wide and Holocene-long context. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 12, 100-106. (Buentgen_2014_FronEco.pdf)

169. 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. (Buentgen_2014_NatureCC.pdf)

168. Cuenca J, Schneider L, Konter O, Düthorn E, Esper J, Patón D (2014) Dendrochronological comparison of Castanea sativa Mill. and Quercus pyrenaica Willd. in Southwest Spain. TRACE 12, 40-45.(Cuenca_2014_Trace.pdf)

167. Düthorn E, Lindén J, Timonen M, Gläser S, Esper J (2014) Heterogenous climate signal in Pinus sylvestris tree-ring chronologies from southern Finland. In: Di Filippo A et al. (Eds.). Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology. TRACE 12, 60-67. (Duethorn_2014_Trace.pdf)

166. Esper J, Düthorn E, Krusic P, 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. (Esper_2014_JQS.pdf) (Esper_2014_JQS_sup.pdf)

165. Hartl-Meier C, Zang C, Dittmar C, Esper J, Göttlein A, Rothe A (2014) Vulnerability of Norway spruce to climate change in mountain forests of the European Alps. Climate Research 60,119-132. (Hartl-Meier_2014_CR.pdf) (Hartl-Meier_2014_CR_sup.pdf)

164. Holland HA, Schöne BR, Lipowsky C, Esper J (2014) Decadal climate variability of the North Sea during the last millennium reconstructed from bivalve shells (Arctica islandica). The Holocene 24, 771-786. (Holland_etal_2014_Holocene.pdf)

163. Konter O, Holzkämper S, Helle G, Büntgen U, Saurer M, Esper J (2014) Climate sensitivity and parameter coherency in annually resolved d13C and d18O from Pinus uncinata tree-ring data in the Spanish Pyrenees. Chemical Geology 377, 12-19. (Konter_ 2014_ ChemGeo.pdf)

162. Luterbacher J, Werner J, Fleitmann D, Gonzales-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. (Luterbacher_2014_Pages.pdf)

161. Riechelmann DFC, Maus M, Dindorf W, Schöne B, Scholz D, Esper J (2014) Sensitivity of whole wood stable carbon and oxygen istotope values to milling procedures. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry 28, 1371-1375. (Riechelmann_2014_Rcms.pdf)

160. Schneider L, Smerdon J, Büntgen U, Myglan VS, Esper J (2014) Timing and duration of post-volcanic Northern Hemisphere cooling revealed from tree-ring records of maximum latewood density. In: Di Filippo A et al. (Eds.). Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology. TRACE 12, 73-79. (Schneider_2014_Trace.pdf)


159. Briffa KR, Melvin TM, Osborn TJ, Hantemirov RM, Kirdyanov AV, Mazepa VS, Shiyatov SG, Esper J (2013) Reassessing the evidence for tree-growth and inferred temperature change during the Common Era in Yamalia, Northwest Siberia. Quaternary Science Reviews 72, 83-107. (Briffa_2013_QSR.pdf)

158. 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. PNAS 5, 1773-1778. (Buentgen_2013_PNAS.pdf) (Buentgen_2013_PNAS_sup.pdf)

157. Düthorn E, Holzkämper S, Timonen M, Esper J (2013) Influence of micro-site conditions on tree-ring climate signals and trends in Central and Northern Sweden. Trees 27, 1395-1404. (Düthorn_2013_Trees.pdf)

156. Esper J, Büntgen U, Luterbacher J, Krusic P (2013) Testing the hypothesis of post-volcanic missing rings in temperature sensitive dendrochronological data. Dendrochronologia 31, 216-222. (Esper_2013_Den.pdf)

155. 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, doi: 10.1007/s00445-013-0736-z. (Esper_2013_BullVol.pdf) (Esper_2013_BullVol_sup.pdf)

154. Foley SF, Gronenborg D, Andreae MO, Kadereit JW, Esper J, Scholz D, Pöschl U, Jacob DE, Schöne BR, Schreg R, Vött A, Jordan D, Lelieveld J, Weller CG, Alt KW, Gaudzinski-Windheuser S, Bruhn KC, Tost H, Sirocko F, Crutzen PJ (2013) The Palaeoanthropocene - the beginnings of anthropogenic environmental change. Anthropocene 3, 83-88. (Foley_2013_Anthropocene.pdf)

153. Franke J, Frank DC, Raible CC, Esper J (2013) Spectral biases in tree-ring climate proxies. Nature Climate Change 3, 360-364. (Franke_etal_2013_NatureCC.pdf)

152. Konter O, Holzkämper S, Helle G, Büntgen U, Esper J (2013) Trends and signals in decadally resolved carbon isotopes from the Spanish Pyrenees. In: Helle G et al. (Eds.) Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology. TRACE 11, 78-84. (Konter_2013_Trace.pdf)

151. PAGES 2k Consortium (2013) Continental-scale temperature variability over the Common Era. Nature Geoscience 6, 339-346. (Pages_2013_NatureGeo.pdf) (Pages_2013_NatureGeo_sup.pdf)

150. Riechelmann DFC, Schmidhalter M, Büntgen U, Esper J (2013) Extending the high elevation larch ring width chronology from the Simplon region in the Swiss Alps over the past millennium. In: Helle G et al. (Eds.) Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology. TRACE 11, 103-107. (Riechelmann_2013_Trace.pdf)

149. Schneider L, Esper J, Timonen M, Büntgen U (2013) Detection and evaluation of an early divergence problem in Northern Fennoscandian tree-ring data. Oikos 123, 559-566. (Schneider2013_Oikos.pdf)

148. Stantscheva M, Esper J, Werner W (2013) Do stable oxygen isotopes from Pinus sylvestris reveal different water sources in Central Germany? In: Helle G et al. (Eds.) Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology. TRACE 11, 88-92. (Stantscheva_2013_Trace.pdf)

147. Wassenburg JA, Immenhauser A, Richter DK, Niedermayr A, Fietzke J, Scholz D, Jochum KP, Fohlmeister J, Schröder-Ritzrau A, Sabaoui A, Riechelmann DFC, Schneider L, Esper J (2013) Moroccon speleothem and tree-ring records suggest a variable positive state of the North Atlantic oscillation during the Medieval Warm Period. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 375, 291-302. (Wassenburg_2013_EPSL.pdf)

146. Yuan Y, Zhang T, Wei W, Nievergelt D, Verstege A, Yu S, Zhang R, Esper J (2013)Development of tree-ring maximum latewood density chronologies for the Western Tien Shan Mountains, China: Influence of detrending method and climate response. Dendrochronologia 31, 192-197. (Yuan_2013_Den.pdf)


145. Anchukaitis KJ, Breitenmoser P, Briffa KR, Buchwal A, Büntgen U, Cook ER, D'Arrigo RD, Esper J, Evans MN, Frank D, Grudd H, Gunnarson B, Hughes MK, Kirdyanov AV, Koerner C, Krusic PJ, Luckman B, Melvin TM, Salzer MW, Shashkin AV, Timmreck C, Vaganov EA, Wilson RJS (2012) Tree rings and volcanic cooling. Nature Geoscience 5, 836-837. (Anchukaitis_2012_Geoscienc.pdf)

144. Büntgen U, Ginzler C, Esper J, Tegel W, McMichael AJ (2012) Digitizing historical plague. Clinical Infectious Diseases 55, 1586-1588. (Buentgen_2012_CID.pdf)

143. Büntgen U, Neuschwander T, Frank D, 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. (Buentgen_2012_CC.pdf)

142. Esper J, Benz M, Pederson N (2012) Influence of wood harvest on tree-ring time-series of Picea abies in a temperate forest. Forest Ecology and Management 284, 86-92. (Esper_2012_ForEcoMan.pdf)

141. 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. (Esper_2012_GPC.pdf)

140. Esper J, Frank DC, Timonen M, Zorita E, Wilson RJS, Luterbacher J, Holzkämper S, Fischer N, Wagner S, Nievergelt D, Verstege A, Büntgen U (2012) Orbital forcing of tree-ring data. Nature Climate Change 2, 862-866. (Esper_2012_NatureCC.pdf) (Data) (Description) (N-Scan) (Pithoffset)

139. Holzkämper S, Tillmann PK, Kuhry P, Esper J (2012) Comparison of stable carbon and oxygen isotopes in Picea glauca tree rings and Sphagnum fuscum moss remains from subarctic Canada. Quaternary Research 78, 295-302. (Holzkaemper_2012_QR.pdf)

138. Luterbacher J, Garcia-Herrera R, Allan R, Alvarez-Castro BG, Benito G, Booth J, Büntgen U, Colombaroli D, Davis B, Esper J, Felis T, Fleitmann D, Frank D, Gallego D, Gonzalez-Rouco FJ, Goosse H, Kiefer T, Macklin MG, Montagna P, Newman L, Rath V, Ribera P, Roberts N, Silenzi S, Tinner W, Valero-Garces B, van der Schrier G, Vanniere B, Wanner H, Werner JP, Willett G, 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, 87-185. (Luterbacher_2012_MedClivar.pdf)

137. Trachsel M, Kamenik C, Grosjean M, McCarroll D, Moberg A, Brazdil R, Büntgen U, Dobrovolny P, Esper J, Frank DC, Friedrich M, Glaser R, Larocque-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. (Trachsel_2012_QSR.pdf)


136. Ahmed M, Palmer J, Khan N, Wahab M, Fenwick P, Esper J, Cook E (2011) The dendroclimatic potential of conifers from Northern Pakistan. Dendrochronologia 29, 77-88. (Ahmed_2011_Den.pdf)

135. Bontemps JD, Esper J (2011) Statistical modelling and RCS detrending methods provide similar estimates of long-term trends in radial growth of common beech in North-Eastern France. Dendrochronologia 29, 99-107. (Bontemps_2011_Den.pdf)

134. Büntgen U, Raible CC, Frank D, Samuli H, Cunningham L, Hofer D, Nievergelt D, Verstege A, Timonen M, Stenseth NC, Esper J (2011) Causes and consequences of past and projected Scandinavian summer temperatures, 500-2100 AD. PLoS ONE 6(9), doi: 10.1371/ (Buentgen_2011_PLOS1.pdf) (Buentgen_2011_PLOS1_Supp.pdf)

133. Büntgen U, Tegel W, Nicolussi K, McCormick M, Frank D, Trouet V, Kaplan JO, Herzig F, Heussner K-U, Wanner H, Luterbacher J, Esper J (2011) European climate variability and human susceptibility over the past 2500 years. Science 331, 578-582. (Buentgen_2011_Science.pdf)


132. 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 129, 289-298. (Affolter_2010_EJFR.pdf)

131. Babst F, Esper J, Parlow E (2010) Landsat TM/ETM+ and tree-ring based assessment of spatiotemporal patterns of the autumnal moth (Epirrita autumnata) in Northernmost Fennoscandia. Remote Sensing of Environment 114, 637-646. (Babst_2010_RSoE.pdf)

130. Babst F, Frank DC, Parlow E, Esper J (2010) Age and susceptibility of Fennoscandian mountain birch (Betula pubescens) towards insect outbreaks. In: Levanic T et al. (Eds.) Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology. TRACE 8, 26-32. (Babst_2010_Trace.pdf)

129. Battipaglia G, Frank D, 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. (Battipaglia_2010_GPC.pdf)

128. Büntgen U, Franke J, Wilson R, González-Rouco F, Esper J (2010) Assessing the spatial signature of European climate reconstructions. Climate Research 41, 125-130. (Buentgen_2010_CR.pdf)

127. Büntgen U, Frank DC, Trouet V, Esper J (2010) Diverse climate sensitivity of Mediterranean tree-ring width and density. Trees 24, 261-273. (Buentgen_2010_Trees.pdf)

126. 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 millenium. Quaternary Science Reviews 29, 1005-1016. (Buentgen_2010_QSR.pdf)

125. Esper J, Frank DC, Battipaglia G, Büntgen U, Holert C, Treydte K, Siegwolf R, Saurer M (2010) Low-frequency noise in ð13C and ð18O tree ring data: A case study of Pinus uncinata in the Spanish Pyrenees. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 24, doi:10.1029/2010GB0037772. (Esper_2010_GBC.pdf) (Esper_2010_GBC_sup.pdf)

124. Esper J, Frank DC, Büntgen U, Verstege A, Hantemirov RM, Kirdyanov AV (2010) Trends and uncertainties in Siberian indicators of 20th century warming. Global Change Biology 16, 386-398. (Esper_2010_GCB.pdf) (Esper_2010_GCB_sup.pdf)

123. Frank DC, Esper J, Raible CC, Büntgen U, Trouet V, Joos F (2010) Ensemble reconstruction constraints of the global carbon cycle sensitivity to climate. Nature 463, 527-530. (Frank_2010_Nature.pdf) (Frank_2010_Nature_sup.pdf)

122. Frank D, Esper J, Zorita E, Wilson RJS (2010) A noodle, hockey stick, and spaghetti plate: a perspective on high-resolution paleoclimatology. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews on Climate Change 1, 507-516. (Frank_2010_Wiley.pdf)

121. Galle A, Esper J, Feller U, Ribas-Carbo M, Fonti P (2010) Responses of wood anatomy and carbon isotope composition of Quercus pubescens saplings subjected to two consecutive years of summer drought. Annals of Forest Science 67, doi: 10.1051/forest/2010045. (Galle_AnnForSci_2010.pdf)

120. Johnson DM, Büntgen U, Frank DC, Kausrud K, Haynes KJ, Liebhold AM, Esper J, Stenseth NC (2010) Climatic warming disrupts recurrent Alpine insect outbreaks. PNAS 47, 20576-20581. (Johnson_2010_PNAS.pdf)

119. Kausrud KL, Begon M, Ari TB, 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: Palaeoclimatic forcing on a disease system over the past millenium. BMC Biology 8, doi: 10.1186/1741-7007-8-112. (Kausrud_2010_BMCBiology.pdf)

118. Kress A, Saurer M, Siegwolf RTW, Frank DC, Esper J, Bugmann H (2010) A 350 year drought reconstruction from Alpine tree-ring stable isotopes. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 24, doi: 10.1029/2009GB003613. (Kress_2010_GBC.pdf)

117. Moser L, Fonti P, Büntgen U, Esper J, Luterbacher J, Franzen J, Frank D (2010) Timing and duration of European larch growing season along an altitudinal gradient in the Swiss Alps. Tree Physiology 30, 225-233. (Moser_2010_TreePhys.pdf)

116. Neukom R, Luterbacher J, Villalba R, Küttel M, Frank D, Jones P, Grosjean M, Esper J, Lopez L, Wanner H (2010) Multi-centennial summer and winter precipitation variability in Southern South America. Geophysical Research Letters 37, doi: 10.1029/2010GL043680. (Neukom_2010_GRL.pdf)

115. Seim A, Treydte K, Büntgen U, Esper J, Fonti P, Haska H, Herzig W, Tegel W, Fraust D (2010) Exploring the potential of Pinus heldreichii CHRIST for long-term climate reconstruction in Albania. In: Levanic T et al. (Eds.) Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology. TRACE 8, 75-82. (Seim_2010_Trace.pdf)

114. Trouet V, Esper J, Beeckman H (2010) Climate/growth relationships of Brachystegia spiciformis from the Miombo woodland in south central Africa. Dendrochronologia 28, 161-171. (Trouet_2010_Den.pdf)


113. Appenzeller C and 26 co-authors (2009) Klimaforschung. Variabilität, Vorhersagbarkeit und Risiken. NFS Klima booklet. Bern, 21pp.

112. 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. In: Kaczka R et al. (Eds.) Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology. TRACE 7, 188-195. (Babst_2009_Trace.pdf)

111. Büntgen U, Brázdil R, Frank D, Esper J (2009) Three centuries of Slovakian drought dynamics. Clim Dyn, 315-329. (Buentgen_2010_CD.pdf)

110. Büntgen U, Frank DC, Liebhold A, Johnson D, Carrer M, Urbinati C, Grabner M, Nicolussi K, Levanic T, Esper J (2009) Three centuries of Alpine-wide insect outbreaks inferred from tree rings. New Phytologist 182, 929-941. (Buentgen_2009_NP.pdf) (Buentgen_2009_NP_sup.pdf)

109. Büntgen U, Frank DC, Carrer M, Urbinati C, Esper J (2009) Improving Alpine summer temperature reconstructions by increasing sample size. In: Kaczka R et al. (Eds.) Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology. TRACE 7, 36-43.

108. Esper J, Frank DC (2009) Divergence pitfalls in tree-ring research. Climatic Change 94, 261-266. (Esper_2009_CC_PIT.pdf)

107. Esper J, Frank DC (2009) The IPCC on a heterogeneous Medieval Warm Period. Climatic Change 94, 267-273. (Esper_2009_CC_IPCC.pdf)

106. Esper J, Frank D, Büntgen U, Kirdyanov A (2009) Influence of pith offset on tree-ring chronology trend. In: Kaczka R et al. (Eds.) Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology. TRACE 7, 205-210.

105. Esper J, Krusic P, Peters K, Frank D (2009) Exploration of long-term growth changes using the tree-ring detrending program Spotty. Dendrochronologia 27, 75-82. (Esper_2009_Den.pdf)

104. Esper J, Frank D, Büntgen U, Verstege A, Hantemirov RM, Kirdyanov AV (2009) Trends and uncertainties in Siberian indicators of 20th century warming. In: McCarrol et al. (Eds.) Eurodendro 2009, Proceedings Volume, Calla Millor, Spain, 26-30 October 2009, 62.

103. 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.

102. Frank D, Büntgen U, Esper J (2009) Comment on "Late 20th century growth acceleration in greek firs (Abies cephalonica) from Cephalonica Island, Greece: A CO² fertilization effect?". Dendrochronologia 27, 223-227. (Frank_2009_Den.pdf)

101. 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 23, 729-739. (Friedrichs_2009_Trees.pdf)

100. Fonti P, Treydte K, Osenstetter S, Frank D, Esper J (2009) Frequency-dependent signals in multi-centennial oak vessel data. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 275, 92-99. (Fonti_2009_PPP.pdf)

99. 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. In: Malik I et al. (Eds.) Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology. TRACE 7, 57-63.

98. Jones P and 29 co-authors (2009) High-resolution paleoclimatology of the last millennium: a review of current status and future prospects. The Holocene 19, 3-49. (Jones_2009_Holocene.pdf)

97. Kress A, Saurer M, Siegwolf RTW, Frank DC, Esper J, Bugmann H (2009) Europe's first stable carbon isotope-based drought reconstruction. In: McCarrol et al. (Eds.) Eurodendro 2009, Proceedings Volume, Calla Millor, Spain, 26-30 October 2009, 25.

96. 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.

95. Seim A, Treydte K, Fonti P, Herzig F, Tegel W, Haska H, Esper J, Faust D (2009) Albania - Potential of Pinus heldreichii Christ for long-term climate reconstruction. In: McCarrol et al. (Eds.) Eurodendro 2009, Proceedings Volume, Calla Millor, Spain, 26-30 October 2009, 90.

94. Treydte K, Frank DC, Saurer M, Helle G, Schleser G, Esper J (2009) Impact of climate and CO2 on a millennium-long tree-ring carbon isotope record. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 73, 4635-4647. (Treydte_2009_GCA.pdf)

93. Trouet V, Esper J, Graham NE, Baker A, Scourse JD, Frank DC (2009) Persistent positive North Atlantic Oscillation mode dominated the Medieval Climate anomaly. Science 324, 78-80. (Trouet_2009_Science.pdf) (Trouet_2009_Science_sup.pdf)

92. Yang B, Wang J, Bräuning A, Dong Z, Esper J (2009) Late Holocene climatic and environmental changes in arid central Asia. Quaternary International 194, 68-78. (Yang_2009_QI.pdf)


91. Büntgen U, Esper J, Frank DC (2008) Wie reagieren Bäume auf Klimaveränderung? Ergebnisse dendroklimatologischer Untersuchungen. In: Dujesiefken D, Kockerbeck P (Eds.) Jahrbuch der Baumpflege 2008, 26-39. (Buentgen_2008_JfB.pdf)

90. Büntgen U, Frank DC, Barais Valle K, Bouriaud O, Esper J (2008) Climatic drivers of beech growth in the Vosges and Jura Mountains. In: Elferts D et al. (Eds.) Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology. TRACE 6, 37-44.

89. Büntgen U, Frank D, Wilson R, Carrer M, Urbinati C, Esper J (2008) Testing for tree-ring divergence in the European Alps. Global Change Biology 14, 2443-2453. (Buentgen_2008_GCB.pdf)

88. 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, 130-131.

87. Büntgen U, Frank DC, Grudd H, Esper J (2008) Long-term summer temperature variations in the Pyrenees. Climate Dynamics 31, 615-631. (Buentgen_2008_CD.pdf)

86. 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, 118-119.

85. Esper J, Niederer R, Bebi P, Frank DC (2008) Climate signal age effects - evidence from young and old trees in the Swiss Engadin. Forest Ecology and Management 255, 3783-3789. (Esper_2008_FEM.pdf)

84. Esper J, Niederer R, Luterbacher J, Büntgen U, Frank DC (2008) Calibration trails using very long instrumental and proxy data. In: Elferts D et al. (Eds.) Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology. TRACE 6, 45-50.

83. Esper J, Frank D (2008) Spatial temperature heterogeneity over the past millennium. In: Young G, McCarroll D (Eds.) European climate of the past millennium, Proceedings Volume, Calla Millor, Spain, 13-15 March 2008, 138-139.

82. 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. In: Elferts D et al. (Eds.) Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology. TRACE 6, 31-36.

81. 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, 124-125.

80. Friedrichs DA, Büntgen U, Frank DC, Esper J, Neuwirth B, Löffler J (2008) Complex climate controls on 20th century oak growth in Central-West Germany. Tree Physiology 29, 39-51. (Friedrichs_2008_TreePhys.pdf)

79. Raspopov OM, Dergachev VA, Esper J, Kozyreva OV, Frank D, Ogurtsov M, Kolström T, Shao X (2008) The influence of the de Vries solar cycle on climate variations: Results from the Central Asian Mountains and their global link. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 259, 6-16. (Raspopov_2008_PPP.pdf)

78. Treydte K, et al. (2008) Climate signals in a European tree-ring isotope network. In: Young G, McCarroll D (Eds.) European climate of the past millennium, Proceedings Volume, Calla Millor, Spain, 13-15 March 2008, 136-137.

77. Trouet V, Esper J (2008) Contrasting long-term drought signals in proxy records from Northwestern Europe and the Mediterranean. In: Elferts D et al. (Eds.) Tree-rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology. TRACE 6, 51-56.

76. Trouet V, Esper J, Baker A, Frank D, Graham N (2008) A multi-proxy reconstruction of winter NAO variability since AD 1050. In: Young G, McCarroll D (Eds.) European climate of the past millennium, Proceedings Volume, Calla Millor, Spain, 13-15 March 2008, 116-117.

75. Yuan Y, Wei W, Esper J, Yu S, Zhang R (2008) Influence of sampling site and detrending method on correlations and climate signals of spruce tree-ring width chronologies at upper tree line in the Western Tianshan Mountains of Xinjiang. Journal of Desert Research 28, 809-815. (Yuan_2008_JDR.pdf)

74. Yuan Y, Esper J, Wei W, Nievergelt D, Verstege A, Yu S, Zhang R (2008) Development, correlation and climate signals of three spruce chronologies of tree-ring maximum densitiy from upper tree line in the Western Tianshan Mountains of Xinjiang. Arid Land Geography 31, 560-566. (Yuan_2008_AridLandGeo.pdf)


73. Büntgen U, Esper J, Verstege A, Frank DC, Wilson RJS (2007) Climatic response of multiple tree-ring parameters from the Spanish Central Pyrenees. In: Haneca K et al. (Eds.) Tree-rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology, TRACE, Vol. 5, 60-72.

72. 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. (Buentgen_2007_TreePhys.pdf)

71. 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. (Esper_2007_PRCB.pdf) (Esper_2007_PRCB_sup.pdf)

70. Esper J, Büntgen U, Frank DC, Pichler T, Nicolussi K (2007) Updating the Tyrol tree-ring dataset. In: Haneca K et al. (Eds.) Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology, TRACE, Vol. 5, 80-85.

69. 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. (Esper_2007_GRL.pdf) (Esper_2007_GRL_sup.pdf)

68. Esper J, Frank DC, Luterbacher J (2007) On selected issues and challenges in dendroclimatology. In: Kienast F et al. (Eds.) A changing world: challenges for landscape research, 113-132, Springer, Dordrecht. (Esper_2007_Land.pdf)

67. Esper J, Frank DC, Wilson RJS, Büntgen U, Treydte K (2007) Uniform growth trends among central Asian low and high elevation juniper tree sites. Trees 21, 141-150. (Esper_2007_Trees.pdf)

66. Frank D, 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. (Frank_2007_QSR.pdf)

65. Frank D, Esper J, Cook ER (2007) Adjustment for proxy number and coherence in a large-scale temperature reconstruction. Geophysical Research Letters 34, doi: 10.1029/2007GL030571. (Frank_2007_GRL.pdf)

64. Frank D, Ovchinnikov D, Kirdyanov A, Esper J (2007) The potential for long-term climatic reconstructions in the Western Altay mountains from living and relict larch. In: Haneca K et al. (Eds.) Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology, TRACE, Vol. 5., 85-96. (Frank_2007_Tracd.pdf)

63. Juckes MN, Allen MR, Briffa KR, Esper J, Hegerl GC, Moberg A, Osborn TJ, Weber SL (2007) Millennial temperature reconstruction intercomparison and evaluation. Climate of the Past 3, 591-609. (Juckes_2007_CP.pdf) (Juckes_2007_CP_sup.pdf)

62. Pourtahmasi K, Parsapajouh D, Bräuning A, Esper J, Schweingruber FH (2007) Climatic analysis of pointer years in tree-ring chronologies from Northern Iran and neighboring high mountain areas. Geoöko 28, 27-42. (Pourthamasi_2007_Geo.pdf)

61. Reynolds-Henne CE, Siegwolf RTW, Treydte KS, Esper J, Henne S, Saurer M (2007) Temporal stability of climate-isotope relationships in tree rings of oak and pine (Ticino, Switzerland). Global Biogeochemical Cycles 21, doi: 10.1029/2007GB002945. (Reynolds-Henne_2007_GBC.pdf)

60. Treydte K, Frank D, Esper J, et al. (2007) Signal strength and climate calibration of a European tree-ring isotope network. Geophysical Research Letters 34, doi: 10.1029/2007GL031106. (Treydte_2007_GRL.pdf)

59. Treydte K and 34 co-authors (2007) Climate signals in the European isotope network ISONET. In: Haneca et al. (Eds.) Tree-rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology, TRACE, Vol. 5. 138-147.

58. 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. (Wilson_2007_JGR.pdf)

57. Yang B, Bräuning A, Zhang Z, Dong Z, Esper J (2007) Dust storm frequency and its relation to climate changes in Northern China during the past 1000 years. Atmospheric Environment 41, 9288-9299. (Yang_2007_AtmosEnv.pdf)


56. Büntgen U, Bellwald I, Kalbermatten H, Schmidhalter M, Frank DC, Freund H, Bellwald W, Neuwirth B, Nüsser M, Esper J (2006) 700 years of settlement and building history in the Lötschental/Switzerland. Erdkunde 60, 96-112. (Buentgen_2006_Erdkunde.pdf)

55. Büntgen U, Frank DC, Böhm R, Esper J (2006) Effect of uncertainty in instrumental data on reconstructed temperature amplitude for the European Alps. In: Heinrich I et al. (Eds.) Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology, TRACE, Vol. 4, 38-45.

54. Büntgen U, Frank DC, Nievergelt D, Esper J (2006) Summer temperature variations in the European Alps, A.D. 755-2004. Journal of Climate 19, 5606-5623. (Buentgen_2006_JoC.pdf)

53. Büntgen U, Frank DC, Schmidhalter M, Neuwirth B, Seifert M, Esper J (2006) Growth/climate response shift in a long subalpine spruce chronology. Trees 20, 99-110. (Buentgen_2006_Trees.pdf)

52. 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 et al. (Eds.) Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology, TRACE, Vol. 4, 46-55. (Esper_2006_Trace.pdf)

51. Esper J, Wilson JRS, Frank DC, Moberg A, Wanner H, Luterbacher H (2006) Strategies for improving large-scale temperature reconstructions. In: Kulke E et al. (Eds.) Grenzwerte, Scientific Report, DGFG, 547-551.

50. Frank D, Esper J, Cook ER (2006) On variance adjustments in tree-ring chronology development. In: Heinrich I et al. (Eds.) Tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology, TRACE, Vol. 4, 56-66. (Frank_2006_TRACE.pdf)

49. 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 79, 9-29. (Raible_2006_CC.pdf)

48. Raspopov OM, Dergachev V, Esper J, Kölstrom T (2006) Long-term climatic variations in Central Asia and de Vries solar cycle. Pages News 14, 24-25.

47. Stenseth NC, Samia NI, Viljugrein H, Kausrud KL, Begon M, Davis S, Leirs H, Dubyanskiy VM, Esper J, Ageyev VS, Klassovskiy NL, Pole SB, Chan KS (2006) Plague dynamics are driven by climate variation. PNAS 103, 13110-13115. (Stenseth_2006_PNAS.pdf)

46. Tan M, Baker A, Genty D, Smith C, Esper J, Cai B (2006) Applications of stalagmite laminae to paleoclimate reconstructions: Comparison with dendrochronology/climatology. Quaternary Science Reviews 25, 2103-2117. (Tan_2006_QSR.pdf)

45. Treydte K, Schleser GH, Helle G, Frank DC, Winiger M, Haug GH, Esper J (2006) The twentieth century was the wettest period in Northern Pakistan over the past millennium. Nature 440, 1179-1182. (Treydte_2006_Nature.pdf)

44. Treydte K and 33 co-authors (2006) The European isotope network ISONET – first results. In: Heinrich I et al. (Eds.) Tree-rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology, TRACE, Vol. 4, 273-280.


43. 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. (Buentgen_2005_CD.pdf)

42. Büntgen U, Esper J, Frank DC, Treydte K, Schmidhalter M, Nicolussi K, Seifert M (2005) The effect of power transformation on RCS – evidence from three millennial-length alpine chronologies. In: Gärtner et al. (Eds.) Proceedings volume. International conference tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology, April 22-24, 2004, Birmensdorf, Switzerland. Environment 53, Jülich, 141-149.

41. Carnelli AL, Ammann B, Esper J, Filot M, Leuenberger M, Treydte K (2005) Stable isotope ratios in late wood of Picea abies from the Engadine. In: Gärtner et al. (Eds.) Proceedings volume. International conference tree rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology, April 22-24, 2004, Birmensdorf, Switzerland. Evironment 53, Jülich, 112-116.

40. Casty C, Wanner H, Luterbacher J, Esper J, Böhm R (2005) Temperature and precipitation variability in the European Alps since 1500. International Journal of Climatology 25, 1855-1880. (Casty_2005_IJC.pdf)

39. Esper J, Frank DC, Wilson RJS, Briffa KR (2005) Effect of scaling and regression on reconstructed temperature amplitude for the past millennium. Geophysical Research Letters 32, doi: 10.1029/2004GL021236. (Esper_2005_GRL.pdf)

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

37. Esper J, Wilson RJS, Frank DC, Moberg A, Wanner H, Luterbacher J (2005) Climate: past ranges and future changes. Quaternary Science Reviews 24, 2164-2166. (Esper_2005_QSR.pdf)

36. Frank D, Esper J (2005) Characterization and climate response patterns of a high-elevation, multi-species tree-ring network in the European Alps. Dendrochronologia 22, 107-121. (Frank_2005_Den.pdf)

35. Frank D, Esper J (2005) Temperature reconstructions and comparisons with instrumental data from a tree-ring network for the European Alps. International Journal of Climatology 25, 1437-1454. (Frank_2005_IJC.pdf)

34. Frank D, Wilson RJS, Esper J (2005) Synchronous variability changes in alpine temperature and tree-ring data over the last two centuries. Boreas 34, 498-505. (Frank_2005_Boreas.pdf)

33. Gärtner H, Esper J, Schleser G (Eds.) (2005) Proceedings volume. International conference tree-rings in archaeology, climatology and ecology, April 22-24, 2004, Birmensdorf, Switzerland. Environment 53, Jülich, 176 pp. (order)

32. Wilson R, Frank D, Topham J, Nicolussi K, Esper J (2005) Spatial reconstruction of summer temperatures in Central Europe for the last 500 years using annually resolved proxy records: problems and opportunities. Boreas 34, 490-497. (Wilson_2005_Boreas.pdf)

31. Wilson RJS, Luckman BH, Esper J (2005) A 500-year dendroclimatic reconstruction of spring-summer precipitation from the lower Bavarian forest region, Germany. International Journal of Climatology 25, 611-630. (Wilson_2005_IJC.pdf)


30. 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: Jansma E et al. (Eds.) Proceedings International Conference TRACE (Utrecht, May 1-3, 2003) 85-93.

29. 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 155, 162-168. (Cherubini_2004_SZF.pdf)

28. Cook ER, Esper J, D’Arrigo R (2004) Extra-tropical Northern Hemisphere temperature variability over the past 1000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews 23, 2063-2074. (Cook_2004_QSR.pdf)

27. Esper J (2004) Palaeoclimate and global change using proxy data. Habilitation Thesis, University of Bern.

26. Esper J, Frank DC, Wilson RJS (2004) Climate reconstructions: low frequency ambition and high frequency ratification. EOS 85, 113-130. (Esper_2004_EOS.pdf)

25. Esper J, Schweingruber FH (2004) Large-scale treeline changes recorded in Siberia. Geophysical Research Letters 31, doi: 10.1029/2003GL019178. (Esper_2004_GRL.pdf)

24. Esper J, Treydte K, Frank D, Gärtner H, Büntgen U (2004) Klimavariationen und Jahrringe. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen 155, 213-221. (Esper_2004_SZF.pdf)

23. Frank D, 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: Jansma E et al. (Eds.) Proceedings International Conference TRACE (Utrecht, May 1-3, 2003) 54-57.

22. Gärtner H, Esper J, Rigling A, Treydte K, Cherubini P (2004) Geomorphologie und Jahrringe – Feldmethoden in der Dendrogeomorphologie. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen 155, 198-207. (Gaertner_2004_SZF.pdf)

21. Neuwirth B, Esper J, Schweingruber FH, Winiger M (2004) Site ecological differences to the climatic forcing of spruce pointer years from the Lötschental, Switzerland. Dendrochronologia 21, 69-78. (Neuwirth_2004_Den.pdf)

20. Treydte K, Esper J, Gärtner H (2004) Stabile Isotope und Dendroklimatologie. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Forstwesen 155, 222-232. (Treydte_2004_SZF.pdf)

19. 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: Jansma E et al. (Eds.) Proceedings International Conference TRACE (Utrecht, May 1-3, 2003) 100-106.

18. Verstege A, Esper J, Neuwirth B, Alifriqui M, Frank D (2004) On the potential of cedar forests in the Middle Atlas (Morocco) for climate reconstructions. In: Jansma E et al. (Eds.) Proceedings International Conference TRACE (Utrecht, May 1-3, 2003) 78-84.

17. Wilson RJS, Esper J, Luckman BH (2004) Utilizing historical tree-ring data for dendroclimatology: A case study from the Bavarian Forest, Germany. Dendrochronologia 21, 53-68. (Wilson_2004_Den.pdf)


16. Büntgen U, Frank D, Esper J (2003) A detailed view on instrumental temperature data from Northern Eurasia. In: Schleser G et al. (Eds.) Proceedings Dendrosymposium 2002 (Bonn, April 11-13, 2002) 28-34. (Buentgen_2003_ProDen.pdf)

15. Esper J, Cook ER, Krusic PJ, Peters K, Schweingruber FH (2003) Tests of the RCS method for preserving low-frequency variability in long tree-ring chronologies. Tree-Ring Research 59, 81-98. (Esper_2003_TRR.pdf)

14. Esper J, Shiyatov SG, Mazepa VS, Wilson RJS, Graybill DA, Funkhouser G (2003) Temperature-sensitive Tien Shan tree-ring chronologies show multi-centennial growth trends. Climate Dynamics 8, 699-706. (Esper_2003_CD.pdf)

13. Esper J (2003) A millennium-long temperature reconstruction from the Tien Shan Mountains, Kirghizia. In: Schleser G et al. (Eds.) Proceedings Dendrosymposium 2002 (Bonn, April 11-13, 2002) 47.


12. Esper J, Cook ER, Schweingruber FH (2002) Low-frequency signals in long tree-ring chronologies and the reconstruction of past temperature variability. Science 295, 2250-2253. (Esper_2002_Science.pdf)

11. Esper J, Schweingruber FH, Winiger M (2002) 1,300 years of climate history for Western Central Asia inferred from tree-rings. The Holocene 12, 267-277. (Esper_2002_Holocene.pdf)

10. Mann ME, Hughes MK, Cook ER, Esper J (2002) Tree-ring chronologies and climate variability. Science 296, 848-849. (Mann_2002_Science.pdf)


9. Esper J, Neuwirth B, Treydte K (2001) A new parameter to evaluate temporal signal strength of tree-ring chronologies. Dendrochronologia 19, 93-102. (Esper_2001_Den.pdf)

8. Esper J, Gärtner H (2001) Interpretation of tree-ring chronologies. Erdkunde 55, 277-287. (Esper_2001_Erdkunde.pdf)

7. Esper J, Treydte K, Gärtner H, Neuwirth B (2001) A tree-ring reconstruction of climatic extreme years since AD1427 for Western Central Asia. Palaeobotanist 50, 141-152. (Esper_2001_Palaeobot.pdf)

6. Treydte K, Esper J, Helle G, Schleser GH, Welscher C, Winiger M (2001) Isotope proxies in tree-rings as climatic indicators: investigations at timberline sites in the Karakorum mountains (Northern Pakistan). International Conference Tree Rings and People, (Davos, September 22-26, 2001) 84.

< 2000

5. Esper J (2000) Long term tree-ring variations in junipers at the upper timberline in the Karakorum (Pakistan). The Holocene 10, 253-260. (Esper_2000_Holocene.pdf)

4. Esper J (2000) Paläoklimatische Untersuchungen an Jahrringen im Karakorum und Tien Shan Gebirge (Zentralasien). Bonner Geographische Abhandlungen 103, 137pp. (order)

3. Esper J (2000) Climate variability since AD618 in Western Central Asia inferred from tree-rings. International Conference on Dendrochronology for the Third Millennium (Mendoza, April 2-7, 2000) 122.

2. Esper J, Bosshard A, Schweingruber FH, Winiger M (1995) Tree-rings from the upper timberline in the Karakorum as climatic indicators for the last 1000 years. Dendrochronologia 13, 79-88. (Esper_1995_Den.pdf)

1. Esper J (1994) Versuch einer Klimarekonstruktion mit Hilfe der Dendrochronologie am Beispiel des Hunza-Tales im Karakorum. Diplomarbeit, Universität Bonn, 136pp.