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PubTalk 11/2008 — Taking the Biological Pulse of Our Planet

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The USA National Phenology Network

by Jake Weltzin, NPN Executive Director


  • Phenology, an emerging integrated science, is combining government, university, and public knowledge to study seasonal cycles in the biosphere
  • Recent findings in phenology are providing new insights into the timing of biological events and cycles in relation to changing seasons and global climate conditions
  • Citizen scientists are contributing valuable information to Project BudBurst nationwide with backyard and field observations of nature
  • Scientists are using phenology to study the effects of global climate change on the delicate interaction between plants and animals, and for predicting the future health of our environment




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