Research projects

  • 2008-2011 "Winterschäden an Südtiroler Apfelbäumen"

  • 2008-2011 FWF-Project P20100 "Reproduction of mountain plants under temperature stress" 

  • 2007-2010 FWF-Project P19090-B16 "Abiotic and biotic drivers of seedling recruitment"

  • 2006-2009 EZA-Project 894/05 "Effect of leaf wettability on supercooling ability of plants from different altitudinal origins

  • 2005-2008 FWF-Project P17992-B06: "Frost survival at temperatures lower than -38°C"

  • 2004-2007 FWF-Projekt P17188-B03: "Ice propagation in plants during radiative frosts"

  • 2000-2004 FWF-Project P14524-Bot: "Altitudinal transect in frost resistance of growing leaves"

  • 1998-2002 FWF-Project P12446-Bio: "Alpine plants as functional climate indicators"


Buchner O, Neuner G (2011) Winter frost resistance of Pinus cembra measured in situ at the alpine timberline as affected by temperature conditions. Tree Physiology 31(11): 1217-1227, doi: 10.1093/treephys/tpr103.

Hacker J, Ladinig U, Wagner J, Neuner G (2011) Inflorescences of alpine cushion plants freeze autonomously and may survive subzero temperatures by supercooling. Plant Science 180(1): 149-156.

Aryal B, Neuner G (2010) Leaf wettability decreases along an extreme altitudinal gradient. Oecologia 162 (1):1-9.

Neuner G, Beikircher B (2009) Critically reduced frost resistance of Picea abies during sprouting could be linked to cytological changes. Protoplasma. DOI: 10.1007/s00709-009-0052-9.

Buchner O, Neuner G (2009) A low-temperature freezing system to study the effects of temperatures to –70 °C on trees in situ. Tree Physiology 29 (3): 313-320.

Hacker J, Neuner G (2008) Ice propagation in dehardened alpine plant species studied by infrared differential thermal analysis (IDTA). Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 40 (4):660-670.

Hacker J, Spindelböck J, Neuner G (2008) Mesophyll freezing and effects of freeze dehydration visualized by simultaneous measurement of IDTA and differential imaging chlorophyll fluorescence. Plant, Cell and Environment 31: 1725-1733.

Hacker J, Neuner G (2007) Ice propagation in plants visualized at the tissue level by infrared differential thermal analysis (IDTA). Tree Physiology 27: 1661-1670.

Luis VC, Taschler D, Hacker J, Jimenez MS, Wieser G, Neuner G (2007) Ice nucleation and frost resistance of Pinus canariensis seedlings bearing needles in three different developmental states. Annals of Forest Science 64: 177-182.

Margesin R, Neuner G, Storey KB (2007) Cold-loving microbes, plants, and animals - fundamental and applied aspects. Naturwissenschaften 94: 77-99.

Neuner G (2007) Frost resistance at the upper timberline. In Wieser, G, Tausz, M (eds) Trees at their upper limit. Springer Verlag, Berlin, 171-180.

Hacker J, Neuner G (2006) Photosynthetic capacity and PSII efficiency of the evergreen alpine cushion plant Saxifraga paniculata during winter at different altitudes. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 38: 198-205.

Neuner G, Pramsohler M (2006) Freezing and high temperature thresholds of photosystem II compared to ice nucleation, frost and heat damage in evergreen subalpine plants. Physiologia Plantarum 126: 196-204.

Lütz C, Schönauer E, Neuner G (2005) Physiological adaptation before and after snow melt in green overwintering leaves of some alpine plants. Phyton 45: 139-156.

Braun V, Neuner G (2004) Response of effective quantum yield of PSII to in situ temperature in three alpine plants. Photosynthetica 42: 607-613.

Taschler D, Beikircher B, Neuner G (2004) Frost resistance and ice nucleation in leaves of five woody timberline species measured in situ during shoot expansion. Tree Physiology 24: 331-337.

Taschler D, Neuner G (2004) Summer frost resistance and freezing patterns measured in situ in leaves of major alpine plant growth forms in relation to their upper distribution boundary. Plant, Cell and Environment 27: 737-746.

Buchner O, Neuner G (2003) Variability of heat tolerance in alpine plant species measured at different altitudes. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 35: 411-420.

Braun V, Buchner O, Neuner G (2002) Thermotolerance of PSII of three alpine plant species under field conditions. Photosynthetica 40: 587-595.

Bannister P, Neuner G (2001) Frost resistance and the distribution of conifers. In Bigras, FJ, Colombo, SJ (eds) Conifer Cold Hardiness. 3-22.

Buchner O, Neuner G (2001) Determination of heat tolerance: A new equipment for field measurements. Journal of Applied Botany 75: 130-137.

Neuner G, Buchner O, Braun V (2000) Short-term changes in heat tolerance in the alpine cushion plant Silene acaulis ssp. excapa [All.] J. Braun at different altitudes. Plant Biology 2: 677-683.

Neuner G, Ambach D, Aichner K (1999) Impact of snow cover on photoinhibition and winter desiccation in evergreen Rhododendron ferrugineum leaves during subalpine winter. Tree Physiology 19: 725-732.

Neuner G, Ambach D, Buchner O (1999) Readiness to frost harden during the dehardening period measured in situ in leaves of Rhododendron ferrugineum L. at the alpine timberline. Flora 194: 289-296.

Neuner G, Braun V, Buchner O, Taschler D (1999) Leaf rosette closure in the alpine rock species Saxifraga paniculata Mill.: significance for survival of drought and heat under high irradiation. Plant, Cell and Environment 22: 1539-1548.

Neuner G, Buchner O (1999) Assessment of foliar frost damage: a comparison of in vivo chlorophyll fluorescence with other viability tests. Journal of Applied Botany 73: 50-54.

Neuner G, Bannister P, Larcher W (1997) Ice formation and foliar frost resistance in attached and excised shoots from seedlings and adult trees of Nothofagus menziesii. New Zealand Journal of Botany 35: 221-227.

Neuner G, Bannister P (1995) Frost resistance and susceptibility to ice formation during natural hardening in relation to leaf anatomy in 3 evergreen tree species from New-Zealand. Tree Physiology 15: 371-377.

Larcher W, Wagner J, Neuner G, Mendez M, Jimenez M , Morales D (1991) Thermal limits of photosynthetic function and viability of leaves of Persea indica and Persea americana. Acta Oecologia 12: 529-541.

Neuner G, Larcher W (1991) The effect of light, during and subsequent to chilling, on photosynthetic activity of two soybean cultivars, measured by in vivo chlorophyll fluorescence. Photosynthetica 25: 257-266.

Neuner G, Larcher W (1990) Determination of differences in chilling susceptibility of two soybean varieties by means of in vivo chlorophyll fluorescence measurements. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science 164: 73-80.

Larcher W, Neuner G (1989) Cold-induced sudden reversible lowering of in vivo chlorophyll fluorescence after saturating light pulses. A sensitive marker for chilling susceptibility. Plant Physiology 89: 740-742.

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