Organizing phenological data resources to inform natural resource conservation

Biological Conservation
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Changes in the timing of plant and animal life cycle events, in response to climate change, are already happening across the globe. The impacts of these changes may affect biodiversity via disruption to mutualisms, trophic mismatches, invasions and population declines. To understand the nature, causes and consequences of changed, varied or static phenologies, new data resources and tools are being developed across the globe. The USA National Phenology Network is developing a long-term, multi-taxa phenological database, together with a customizable infrastructure, to support conservation and management needs. We present current and potential applications of the infrastructure, across scales and user groups. The approaches described here are congruent with recent trends towards multi-agency, large-scale research and action.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Organizing phenological data resources to inform natural resource conservation
Series title Biological Conservation
DOI 10.1016/j.biocon.2013.07.003
Volume 173
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) National Phenology Network
Description 8 p.
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Biological Conservation
First page 90
Last page 97