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Implementing a U.S. national phenology network

EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union

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DOI: 10.1029/2005EO510005

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Abstract

The passing of seasons, as gauged by annual events or phenophases in organisms' life cycles, is arguably one of the most pervasive environmental variations on Earth. Shifts in seasonal timing, or phenology, are observed in flowering and other stages of plant development, animal migration and reproduction, hibernation, and the seasonal activity of cold-blooded animals [e.g., Schwartz, 2003; Root et al., 2005]. As an important life history trait, phenology is an object of natural selection; depending on timescales, shifts in phenology can lead to evolutionary change. Thus, phenology is not only an indicator of pattern in environmental science, but also its variation has fitness consequences for individuals, and these can scale up to broader ecological dynamics.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Implementing a U.S. national phenology network
Series title:
EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union
DOI:
10.1029/2005EO510005
Volume
86
Issue:
51
Year Published:
2005
Language:
English
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union
Description:
4 p.
First page:
539
Last page:
542
Online Only (Y/N):
N
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N