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Wuest Column: Keeping a grandson busy in winter - WiscNews

Phenology in the News - Sat, 02/13/2016 - 05:07

Wuest Column: Keeping a grandson busy in winter
WiscNews
My phenology calendar says that the bluebirds should begin to arrive today. I hope not, for their sakes. It is going to be minus 4 degrees tonight, enough to turn any bird blue. Our 3-year-old grandson, Oliver, is on his way here from Massachusetts ...

NASA satellites aid ecologists in mapping seasons, deer reproduction - Phys.Org

Phenology in the News - Fri, 02/12/2016 - 02:07

Phys.Org

NASA satellites aid ecologists in mapping seasons, deer reproduction
Phys.Org
The link between plant phenology and ungulate populations is critical, he says, as state wildlife managers weigh the impacts of deer and make decisions involving recreational hunting and prevention of agricultural and urban conflicts and vehicle ...

Refuge Notebook: Climate change does not bode well for snowshoe hares - Kenai Peninsula Online

Phenology in the News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 20:29

Refuge Notebook: Climate change does not bode well for snowshoe hares
Kenai Peninsula Online
However, natural selection acting on wide individual variation in molt phenology might enable evolutionary adaptation to camouflage mismatch. We conclude that evolutionary rescue will be critical for hares and other color molting species to keep up ...

Preserve has new head of conservation science - Poughkeepsie Journal

Phenology in the News - Thu, 02/11/2016 - 10:50

Poughkeepsie Journal

Preserve has new head of conservation science
Poughkeepsie Journal
“I really enjoyed working with citizen science volunteers, and am excited to join the preserve's established program and expand it, working with volunteers to continue to add to our phenology database and expand the types of data collected,” Long said.

Gold poppies blooming now — never mind it's winter - Arizona Daily Star

Phenology in the News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 19:39

Arizona Daily Star

Gold poppies blooming now — never mind it's winter
Arizona Daily Star
“I've seen poppies and other wildflowers blooming this early in several years out of the last 35 that I've lived in Tucson,” Dimmitt said. “The trend has been ever earlier during that time, as revealed by phenology data posted on the Desert Museum website.

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Mexico: Cold could affect 20% of lime's flowering - FreshPlaza

Phenology in the News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 06:20

FreshPlaza

Mexico: Cold could affect 20% of lime's flowering
FreshPlaza
"The low temperatures registered late last year somehow affected the tree's productivity phenology, i.e. the flowering of the citrus." Avalos Verdugo said they could have offset this problem a little, but that they had been faced with temperature ...

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It's a bear market: evolutionary and ecological effects of predation on two wild sockeye salmon populations - Nature.com

Phenology in the News - Wed, 02/10/2016 - 03:22

It's a bear market: evolutionary and ecological effects of predation on two wild sockeye salmon populations
Nature.com
Despite these selection pressures, genetic covariation of morphology, phenology and lifespan appears to have maintained variation in spawner body size and stream entry timing in both populations. Our results therefore suggest considerable demographic ...

UNC Asheville researchers examine environmental changes - Asheville Citizen-Times

Phenology in the News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 12:33

Asheville Citizen-Times

UNC Asheville researchers examine environmental changes
Asheville Citizen-Times
The researchers were awarded the $316,882 grant from the National Science Foundation Division of Undergraduate Education, for phenology, the study of seasonal biological events, according to a news release. Warren Wilson College and Appalachian ...

Dartmouth College-led Study Shows How Frost Induced by Climate Change Affects Early Plant Reproduction - AZoCleantech

Phenology in the News - Mon, 02/08/2016 - 06:08

AZoCleantech

Dartmouth College-led Study Shows How Frost Induced by Climate Change Affects Early Plant Reproduction
AZoCleantech
Climate change has many ecological effects, such as altering flowering phenology, or the blooming time of wildflowers, across the world. Altering blooming time often affects plant reproduction and survival, but the mechanisms behind these changes are ...

Frost stops plants reproducing, says new study - Western Daily Press

Phenology in the News - Sun, 02/07/2016 - 00:01

Frost stops plants reproducing, says new study
Western Daily Press
Dr Zak Gezon said: "As phenology is advancing around the globe, there are concerns that plant-pollinator interactions may be disrupted through phenological mismatches, or mismatches in the timing of when flowers bloom and their pollinators emerge, ...

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Climate Change's Frost Harms Early Plant Reproduction - Eurasia Review

Phenology in the News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 23:17

Eurasia Review

Climate Change's Frost Harms Early Plant Reproduction
Eurasia Review
Climate change has many ecological effects, such as altering flowering phenology, or the blooming time of wildflowers, across the world. Altering blooming time often affects plant reproduction and survival, but the mechanisms behind these changes are ...
Frost stops plants reproducing, says new studyWestern Daily Press

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Delhi's migrant birds confused by hot-and-cold winter as hundreds stay in their homelands... and others start ... - Daily Mail

Phenology in the News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 16:12

Daily Mail

Delhi's migrant birds confused by hot-and-cold winter as hundreds stay in their homelands... and others start ...
Daily Mail
We have had a large number of Garganeys and Common Teals at YBP. This goes against any argument of weather-related change in bird behaviour. Also, this is a subject of 'phenology' which is studied over at least 30-50 years and cannot be analysed over ...

Watch nature for timing on use of pre-emergents - Charleston Post Courier

Phenology in the News - Sat, 02/06/2016 - 10:03

Charleston Post Courier

Watch nature for timing on use of pre-emergents
Charleston Post Courier
Phenology models predict the emergence of insects and weeds by calculating the amount of accumulated heat. Degree-day models are a scientific means of measuring developmental heat, but we don't need to understand any of these fancy words or ...

Enrollment under way for 2016 UC Calif. Naturalist Program at Sierra Streams Institute - The Union of Grass Valley

Phenology in the News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 20:53

Enrollment under way for 2016 UC Calif. Naturalist Program at Sierra Streams Institute
The Union of Grass Valley
Students will participate in field trips where they will gain experience in phenology studies, some local flora and fauna identification, birding, mammal survey techniques, and forest management. The curriculum is written at the level of a junior ...

Climate Change's Frost Harms Early Plant Reproduction - Newswise (press release)

Phenology in the News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 14:46

Newswise (press release)

Climate Change's Frost Harms Early Plant Reproduction
Newswise (press release)
Climate change has many ecological effects, such as altering flowering phenology, or the blooming time of wildflowers, across the world. Altering blooming time often affects plant reproduction and survival, but the mechanisms behind these changes are ...

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Climate Change's Frost Harms Early Plant Reproduction - Newswise (press release)

Phenology in the News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 14:46

Newswise (press release)

Climate Change's Frost Harms Early Plant Reproduction
Newswise (press release)
Climate change has many ecological effects, such as altering flowering phenology, or the blooming time of wildflowers, across the world. Altering blooming time often affects plant reproduction and survival, but the mechanisms behind these changes are ...

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Climate change's frost harms early plant reproduction, study finds - Phys.Org

Phenology in the News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 05:26

Phys.Org

Climate change's frost harms early plant reproduction, study finds
Phys.Org
Climate change has many ecological effects, such as altering flowering phenology, or the blooming time of wildflowers, across the world. Altering blooming time often affects plant reproduction and survival, but the mechanisms behind these changes are ...

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Climate change's frost harms early plant reproduction, Dartmouth study finds Dartmouth College - EurekAlert (press release)

Phenology in the News - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 04:05

EurekAlert (press release)

Climate change's frost harms early plant reproduction, Dartmouth study finds Dartmouth College
EurekAlert (press release)
Climate change has many ecological effects, such as altering flowering phenology, or the blooming time of wildflowers, across the world. Altering blooming time often affects plant reproduction and survival, but the mechanisms behind these changes are ...

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Fun with Phenology ice fishing on Fayal Pond - Hometown Focus

Phenology in the News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 20:37

Fun with Phenology ice fishing on Fayal Pond
Hometown Focus
EVELETH – Join other outdoor enthusiasts on the third Tuesday of each month at the Eveleth Public Library for Fun with Phenology. The season's fifth session will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16, from 3:30 – p.m. Guest speaker will be Jim DeVries, senior ...

Warren Wilson and partner schools to monitor climate-change impacts on native gardens, National Science Foundation ... - Mountain Xpress (blog)

Phenology in the News - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 14:20

Mountain Xpress (blog)

Warren Wilson and partner schools to monitor climate-change impacts on native gardens, National Science Foundation ...
Mountain Xpress (blog)
The aggregate data will also be shared with the USA National Phenology Network's citizen science database—Nature's Notebook. Warren Wilson College's garden will be established during the 2016 spring semester. As the only private liberal arts college ...

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