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The USA-NPN, phenology, and our partners are often in the news. Follow some recent stories below.

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  • 'Lessons from a meadow could impact climate change models' article in UANews
    Monday, March 17, 2014
  • 'Timing is Everything: Phenology as a Tool for City Foresters' article in City Trees
    Wednesday, March 12, 2014

    In this article in City Trees, authors Theresa Crimmins and Dudley Hartel discuss how city foresters can use Nature's Notebook to inform when to schedule management activities, identify problems in early stages, support reserach, and engage others.

  • "Why You Shouldn't Hope for an Early Spring" featuring NPN
    Saturday, March 8, 2014

    Ensia is an online and print magazine showcasing solutions to the Earth's biggest environmental challenges. Their readers include environmental leaders and decision makers around the world as well as researchers and scientists and the public.  They have posted a story "Why You Shouldn't Hope for an Early Spring" quoting the National Phenology Network director, Jake Weltzin, and NPN data.

  • USA-NPN joins DataONE as a member node
    Monday, February 3, 2014

    USA-NPN becomes a DataONE Member Node, delivering phenology data from the Nature’s Notebook program collected at 2,000 sites across the United States from 2009 through 2012. The DataONE infrastructure will improve access to the data resources generated by USA-NPN, and contribute to a community effort to improve the standards and infrastructure supporting data access. 

  • Jake Weltzin's Webinar for the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center
    Tuesday, January 28, 2014

    USA-NPN Executive Director Jake Weltzin gave this webinar for the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center, entitled "The USA National Phenology Network: Informing Science, Conservaton and Resource Management."