Christian Zang


in revision or review

Zang C, Menzel A, Jochner-Oette S + Rammig A. Framing of warming and hiatus period within recent surface warming mis-characterises the temporal variability in net terrestrial carbon uptake. In review.

Jochner-Oette S, Zang C + Menzel A. No statistical evidence for a recent hiatus in surface warming for the major part of earth. In review.


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[29/24]Bhuyan U, Zang C, Vicente-Serrano SM, Menzel A (2017) Exploring relationships between tree-ring growth, climate variability and seasonal leaf activity on varying time-scales and spatial resolutions. Remote Sensing 9:526.

[28/23]Walentowski H, Falk W, Mette T, Kunz J, Bräuning A, Meinardus C, Zang C, Sutcliffe LME + Leuschner C. Assessing future suitability of Central European tree species under climate change with species distribution models, indicator species and tree ring analysis. Annals of Forest Research60:1.

[27/22]Ascoli D, Maringer J, Hacket-Pain A, Conedera M, Drobyshev I, Motta R, Cirolli M, Kantorowicz W, Zang C, Schueler S, Croisé L, Piussi P, Berretti R, Palaghianu C, Westergren M, Lageard J, Burkart A, Gehrig Bichsel R, Thomas P, Beudert B + Vacchiano G. Two centuries of masting data for European beech and Norway spruce across the European continent. Ecology 98:1473.

[26/21] Dorado Liñàn I, Zorita E, Martìnez-Sancho E; Gea-Izquierdo G, Di Filippo A, Gutierrez E, Levanic T, Piovesan G, Vacchiano G, Zang C, Zlatanov T + Menzel A. Large-scale atmospheric circulation enhances the Mediterranean East-West tree growth contrast at rear-edge deciduous forests. Agricultural and Forest Meteoroloy (in press).

[25/20]Bhuyan U, Zang C + Menzel A (2017) Different responses of multispecies tree ring growth to various drought indices across Europe. Dendrochronologia doi:10.1016/j.dendro.2017.02.002.

[24/19] Buras A, Zang C + Menzel A (2017). Testing the stability of transfer functions. Dendrochronologia 42:56-62.


[23/18] Kraus C, Zang C + Menzel A (2016). Elevational response in leaf and xylem phenology reveals different prolongation of growing period of common beech and Norway spruce under warming conditions in the Bavarian Alps. European Journal of Forest Research 135:1011–1023, doi:10.1007/s10342-016-0990-7.


[22/17]Zang C, Helm R, Sparks TH + Menzel A (2015) Forecasting bark beetle early flight activity with plant phenology. Climate Research 66:161-170, doi:10.3354/cr01346.

[21/16] Mellert K, Taeger S, Jantsch M, Hornstein D, Ewald J, Dorado Liñàn I, Zang C, Menzel A + Kölling C (2015) Risks of cultivating European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) in the face of climate warming: How close are Central European beech stands to their rear edge? European Journal of Forest Science 135:137-152, doi:10.1007/s10342-015-0924-9.

[20/15]Cook ER + 55 al. incl. Zang C (2015) Old world megadroughts and pluvials during the common era. Science Advances e1500561, doi:10.1126/sciadv.1500561.

[19/14]Menzel A, Helm R + Zang C (2015) Leaf damage and recovery of Common beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) – a photographically captured late frost event in south-eastern Germany. Frontiers in Plant Science 6:110, doi:10.3389/fpls.2015.00110.

[18/13]Zang C + Biondi F (2015) treeclim: an R package for the numerical calibration of proxy-climate relationships. Ecography 38:431-436, doi:10.1111/ecog.01335.

[17/12]Zang C (2015) Dendrobox – an interactive exploration tool for the International Tree Ring Data Bank. Dendrochronologia 33:31-33, doi:10.1016/j.dendro.2014.10.002

[16/11]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, doi:0.1093/treephys/tpu096.


[15/10] Zang C, Hartl-Meier C, Dittmar C, Rothe A + Menzel A (2014) Patterns of drought tolerance in major European temperate forest trees: climatic drivers and levels of variability. Global Change Biology 20:3767-3779, doi:10.1111/gcb.12637.

[14/9]Wu X, Babst F, Ciais P, Frank D, Reichstein M, Wattenbach M, Zang C, Mahecha M (2014) Climate-mediated spatiotemporal variability in the terrestrial productivity across Europe. Biogeosciences 11:3057-3068, doi:10.5194/bg-11-3057-2014.

[13/8] Hartl-Meier C, Zang C, Dittmar C, Esper J, Göttlein A + Rothe A (2014) Vulnerability of Norway spruce to climate change in Alpine mountain forests. Climate Research 60:119-132, doi:10.3354/cr01226.

[12/7] Hartl-Meier C, Dittmar C, Zang C + Rothe A (2014) Mountain forest growth response to climate change in the Northern Limestone Alps. Trees 28:819-829, doi:10.1007/s00468-014-0994-1.

[11/6] Taeger S, Zang C, Liesebach M, Schneck V + Menzel A (2014) Wie reagieren verschiedene Herkünfte der Kiefer auf Trockenheit? LWF aktuell 98:44-48.


[10/6] Taeger S, Zang C, Liesebach M, Schneck V + Menzel A (2013) Impact of climate and drought events on the growth of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) provenances. Forest Ecology and Management 307:30–42.

[9/5] Zang C + Rothe A (2013) Effects of litter harvesting on increment growth of Scots pine and sessile oak. Annals of Forest Science 70:143-149.

[8/4] Zang C + Biondi F (2013) Paleoclimatic calibration of proxy data in R – the package bootRes for bootstrapped response function analysis. Dendrochronologia 31:68-74.


[7/3] Dittmar C, Lieber KH, Rothe A + Zang C (2012) Wachstum unter warm-trockenen Bedingungen: Tanne im Weinbauklima. AFZ-Der Wald 3/2012:4-7.

[6/3] Zang C, Pretzsch H + Rothe A (2012) Size-dependent responses to summer drought in Scots pine, Norway spruce and common oak. Trees - Structure and Function 26:557-569.

[5/2] Zang C (2012) Wachstumsreaktionen von Baumarten in temperierten Wäldern auf Sommertrockenheit - Erkenntnisse aus einem Jahrringnetzwerk. Verhandlungen der Deutschen Dendrologischen Gesellschaft Bd. 97, Ulmer, Stuttgart


[4/2] Zang C, Rothe A, Weis W + Pretzsch H (2011) Zur Baumarteneignung bei Klimawandel: Ableitung der Trockenstress-Anfälligkeit wichtiger Waldbaumarten aus Jahrringbreiten. Allgemeine Forst- und Jagdzeitung 182: 98-112.

[3/1] Nikolova P, Zang C + Pretzsch H (2011) Combining tree-ring analyses on stems and coarse roots to study the root-shoot allometry of individual trees along environmental gradients. A case study on Norway spruce (Picea abies [L.] Karst). Trees - Structure and Function 25:859-872.

[2/0] Rothe A, Dittmar C + Zang C (2011) Tanne – vom Sorgenkind zum Hoffnungsträger. LWF Wissen 66:59-63.


[1/0] Zang C (2010) Growth reactions of temperate forest trees to summer drought – a multispecies tree-ring network approach. PhD Thesis, Technische Universität München