Table 3. Research foci and methodologies temperature-sensitive inner Alpine region Davos.

Research Field Research Foci Methodology References
S E M
Ecology Analysis of current ecological conditions in study area. x Pohl et al. 2009, Wipf et al. 2009, Martin et al. 2010
Information on environmental determinants of tree establishment, growth, and mortality at the upper tree line. x Hagedorn et al. 2010, Dawes et al. 2011, Kulakowski et al. 2011, Barbeito et al. 2012, Rixen et al. 2012, Zurbriggen et al. 2013
Improved understanding of forest-avalanche interactions as a basis for the quantification of the ES “risk reduction.” x x Bebi et al. 2009, Teich and Bebi 2009, Teich et al. 2012a,b,c; N. Zurbriggen, J. E. M. S. Nabel, M. Teich, P. Bebi, H. Lischke, unpublished manuscript
Ecology &
Socioeconomics
Simulation and assessment of alternative scenarios of climate change and land use. x Lundström et al. 2007, Walz et al. 2007, Bebi et al. 2012, Grêt-Regamey et al. 2012b, Grêt-Regamey et al. 2013
Policy Governance modes of adaptation measures in Canton Grisons x Widmer and Hirschi, unpublished manuscript
S = (Field) Survey; E = Experiments; M = Modeling