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[49/39] Senf C, Buras A, Zang CS, Rammig A & Seidl R (2020) Excess forest mortality is consistently linked to drought across Europe. Nature Communications 11:6200.

[48/38] Papastefanou P, Zang CS, Angelov Z, de Castro AA, Jimenez JC, De Rezende LFC, Ruscica R, Sakschewski B, Sörensson A, Thonicke K, Vera C, Viovy N, Von Randow C & Rammig, A (2020). Quantifying the spatial extent and intensity of recent extreme drought events in the Amazon rainforest and their impacts on the carbon cycle. Biogeosciences Discussions2020, 1–37.

[47/38] Meyer BF, Buras A, Rammig A & Zang CS (2020) Higher susceptibility of beech to drought in comparison to oak. Dendrochronologia 64:125780.

[46/37] Shekhar A, Chen J, Bhattacharjee S, Buras A, Castro AO, Zang CS & Rammig A (2020) Capturing the Impact of the 2018 European Drought and Heat across Different Vegetation Types Using OCO-2 Solar-Induced Fluorescence. Remote Sensing 12:3249.

[45/36] Buras A, Meyer B, & Zang CS (2020). Wie geht es den deutschen Wäldern? Ländlicher Raum02/2020, 14–16.

[44/36] Buras A, Rammig A & Zang CS (2020) A novel approach for the identification of pointer years. Dendrochronologia 63:125746.

[43/35] Schuldt B, Buras A, Arend M, Vitasse Y, Beierkuhnlein C, Damm A, Gharun M, Grams TEE, Hauck M, Hajek P, Hartmann H, Hilbrunner E, Hoch G, Holloway-Phillips M, Körner C, Larysch E, Lübbe T, Nelson DB, Rammig A, Rigling A, Rose L, Ruehr NK, Schumann K, Weiser F, Werner C, Wohlgemuth T, Zang CS & Kahmen A (2020) A first assessment of the impact of the extreme 2018 summer drought on Central European forests. Basic and Applied Ecology S1439179120300414.

[42/34] Papastefanou P, Zang CS, Pugh TAM, Liu D, Grams TEE, Hickler T & Rammig A (2020) A Dynamic Model for Strategies and Dynamics of Plant Water-Potential Regulation Under Drought Conditions. Frontiers in Plant Science 11, 373.

[41/33] Buras A, Rammig A & Zang CS (2020) Quantifying impacts of the 2018 drought on European ecosystems in comparison to 2003. Biogeosciences 17, 1655–1672.

[40/32] Castro AO, Chen J, Zang CS, Shekhar A, Jimenez JC, Bhattacharjee S, Kindu M, Morales VH & Rammig A (2020) OCO-2 Solar-Induced Chlorophyll Fluorescence Variability across Ecoregions of the Amazon Basin and the Extreme Drought Effects of El Niño (2015–2016). Remote Sensing 12, 1202.

[39/31] Zang CS, Buras A, Esquivel‐Muelbert A, Jump AS, Rigling A & Rammig A (2020) Standardized drought indices in ecological research: Why one size does not fit all. Global Change Biology 26, 322–324.


[38/30] Buras A, Rammig A & Zang CS (2019) Quantifying impacts of the drought 2018 on European ecosystems in comparison to 2003. Biogeosciences Discussions, 1–23.

[37/30] Krause A, Arneth A, Bayer A, Buras A, Knoke T, Zang CS & Rammig A (2019) Pitfalls in estimating the global carbon removal via forest expansion – a comment on Bastin et al. (2019). bioRxiv preprint,

[36/30] Buras A, Zang CS & Rammig A (2019). Den Zustand des Waldes visualisieren. Umwelt-Technologie und Energie in Bayern 2019:24-25

[35/30] Land A, Remmele S, Hofmann J, Reichle D, Eppli M, Zang C, Buras A, Hein S & Zimmermann R (2019) Two millennia of Main region (southern Germany) hydroclimate variability. Climate of the Past 15:1677-1690. 

[34/29] Bhuyan-Erhardt U, Erhardt TM, Laaha G, Zang CS, Parajka J & Menzel A (2019) Validation of drought indices using environmental indicators: streamflow and carbon flux data. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 265:218-226.


[33/28] Zang CS, Jochner-Oette S, Cortés J, Rammig A & Menzel A (2018) Regional trend changes in recent surface warming. Climate Dynamics 52: 6463–6473.

[32/27] Dorado‐Liñán I, Piovesan G, Martínez‐Sancho E, Gea‐Izquierdo G, Zang C, Cañellas I, Castagneri D, Di Filippo A, Gutiérrez E, Ewald J, Fernández‐de‐Uña L, Hornstein D, Jantsch MC, Levanič T, Mellert KH, Vacchiano G, Zlatanov T & Menzel A (2018) Geographical adaptation prevails over species‐specific determinism in trees’ vulnerability to climate change at Mediterranean rear‐edge forests. Global Change Biology 25:1296-1314.

[31/26] Rammig A, Heinke J, Hofhansl F, Verbeeck H, Baker TR, Christoffersen B, Ciais P, De Deurwaerder H, Fleischer K, Galbraith D, Guimberteau M, Huth A, Johnson M, Krujit B, Langerwisch F, Meir P, Papastefanou P, Sampaio G, Thonicke K, von Randow C, Zang CS & Rödig E (2018) A generic pixel-to-point comparison for simulated large-scale ecosystem properties and ground-based observations: an example from the Amazon region. Geoscientific Model Development 11, 5203-5215.

[30/25] Hacket-Pain AJ, Ascoli D, Vacchiano G, Biondi F, Cavin L, Conedera M, Drobyshev I, Dorado Liñán I, Friend AD, Grabner M, Hartl C, Kreyling J, Lebourgeois F, Levanič T, Menzel A, van der Maaten E, van der Maaten-Theunissen M, Muffler L, Motta R, Roibu CC, Popa I, Scharnweber T, Weigel R, Wilmking M & Zang CS (2018) Climatically controlled reproduction drives inter-annual growth variability in a temperate tree species. Ecology Letters 21:1833-1844.


[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 239:86-95.

[25/20] Bhuyan U, Zang C & Menzel A (2017) Different responses of multispecies tree ring growth to various drought indices across Europe. Dendrochronologia 44:1-8.

[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 aktuell98:44-48.


[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 Wald3/2012:4-7.

[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 GesellschaftBd. 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