The common holly as an indicator of climate change

The BAYSICS subproject 6 “Detection of altitudinal limits” asks hikers to look out for the common holly and report its location via the BAYSICS app or the BAYSICS data portal. Because of her evergreen and prickly leaves, the common holly can easily be spotted even in a winterly forest. Although it is domestic mostly in Mediterranean-Atlantic regions, it can be found in Bavaria on a small strip of land on the edge of the Alps. Its existence is mostly interesting for climate researcher, since this species seems to be spreading up the mountain slopes as a consequence of climate change.  

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