Phenology in the News

How to determine which fruit trees will grow best in your yard - LA Daily News

Phenology in the News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:40am
How to determine which fruit trees will grow best in your yardLA Daily NewsPhenology is the study of recurring biological phenomena, such as bird migrations and blossoming of plants and how these phenomena are affected by climate and seasonal weather. These phenomena may also serve to predict the weather in the days and ...and more »
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UMass Amherst Biogeographer leads study on wildfire risk related to invasive grasses - EurekAlert (press release)

Phenology in the News - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 11:30am
UMass Amherst Biogeographer leads study on wildfire risk related to invasive grassesEurekAlert (press release)... potential range of invasive grass infestations they will use parameter-elevation relationships on independent slopes model (PRISM) climate data, shuttle radar topography mission (SRTM) topography data, and MODIS and U.S. Geological Survey phenology ...
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Global warming could cause yield of sorghum crops to drop 'substantially' - Carbon Brief

Phenology in the News - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 1:41pm
Carbon BriefGlobal warming could cause yield of sorghum crops to drop 'substantially'Carbon BriefRising global temperatures could cause yields of sorghum – a cereal crop known for its resilience to heat stress and drought – to fall substantially, new research finds. Sorghum is the fifth most economically important cereal in the world and is grown ...
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Salamanders that breed in the fall are less likely to disperse - Gears Of Biz

Phenology in the News - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 2:55pm
Gears Of BizSalamanders that breed in the fall are less likely to disperseGears Of BizThe article, titled “The influence of breeding phenology on the genetic structure of four pond-breeding salamanders,” appears in the July issue of the journal Ecology and Evolution. Coauthors of the study include Ray Semlitsch, William Peterman, Emily ...
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The American pika: A case study in wildlife acclimating to climate change - Mongabay.com

Phenology in the News - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:32pm
Mongabay.comThe American pika: A case study in wildlife acclimating to climate changeMongabay.comChanges in the timing of life-cycle events like reproduction or migration (known as “phenology,” or the observable characteristics of a species produced by its genetic makeup interacting with the environment) are widely believed to be the most common ...
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10 new awards support ecological research at regional to continental scales - National Science Foundation (press release)

Phenology in the News - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 10:15am
National Science Foundation (press release)10 new awards support ecological research at regional to continental scalesNational Science Foundation (press release)These awards will support research to help better detect, understand and predict the effects of phenology, climate and land-use changes on living systems, and also predict the feedbacks to the environment that cross local and continental scales.and more »
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New study tracks nonnative plant species in timing of grassland green-up - Phys.Org

Phenology in the News - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 6:39am
Phys.OrgNew study tracks nonnative plant species in timing of grassland green-upPhys.OrgGrassland phenology, or the study of cyclic and seasonal changes in plants and other organisms in U.S. grasslands, has shifted over time as plants have turned green and flowered earlier in the spring and senesce, or deteriorate, later in the fall ...and more »
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Understanding salamander breeding patterns may lead to better ... - Phys.Org

Phenology in the News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 1:37pm
Phys.OrgUnderstanding salamander breeding patterns may lead to better ...Phys.OrgA close-up of a ringed salamander (Ambystoma annulatum), one of the fall-breeding salamander species included in the study. Credit: MU Division of Biological ...and more »
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Non-native plant species affect timing of grassland green-up - Feedstuffs

Phenology in the News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 9:57am
FeedstuffsNon-native plant species affect timing of grassland green-upFeedstuffsGrassland phenology — the study of cyclic and seasonal changes in plants and other organisms in U.S. grasslands — has shifted over time as plants have turned green and flowered earlier in the spring and senesce, or deteriorate, later in the fall ...
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New study from Iowa State University biologist tracks nonnative plant species in timing of grassland green-up - Iowa State University News Service

Phenology in the News - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 8:19am
New study from Iowa State University biologist tracks nonnative plant species in timing of grassland green-upIowa State University News ServiceGrassland phenology, or the study of cyclic and seasonal changes in plants and other organisms in U.S. grasslands, has shifted over time as plants have turned green and flowered earlier in the spring and senesce, or deteriorate, later in the fall ...
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A Champion for Plants | Edhat - Santa Barbara Edhat

Phenology in the News - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 2:32pm
Santa Barbara EdhatA Champion for Plants | EdhatSanta Barbara EdhatNative plants have a guardian angel in Susan Mazer. Her research as a botanist has furthered the conservation of some of the rarest plant species in California ...and more »
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Calculating growing degree days - The Herald Journal

Phenology in the News - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:30pm
The Herald JournalCalculating growing degree daysThe Herald JournalThe method most commonly used in the U.S. for determining heat unit accumulation relative to corn phenology is the formula first suggested by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The “modified growing degree day formula” calculates ...
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Commentary: Breaking the breaking news cycle. - Environmental Health News

Phenology in the News - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 4:18pm
Environmental Health NewsCommentary: Breaking the breaking news cycle.Environmental Health NewsPhenology: Changing patterns of where fish, crops, and wildlife grow, or no longer grow. Fishermen along the U.S. Atlantic Coast are already watching this happen as lobsters, flounder, and a parade of other species move north toward cooler water.
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This Man Has Been Quietly Collecting Invaluable Climate Data for More Than 40 Years - EcoWatch

Phenology in the News - Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:23am
EcoWatchThis Man Has Been Quietly Collecting Invaluable Climate Data for More Than 40 YearsEcoWatchSure, the reclusive mountain man (who prefers his name spelled in lowercase) has an impressive hat collection, but he's also a legendary citizen scientist who has been collecting a trove of invaluable data from his remote home in the Colorado Rockies ...
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Nevada County Dems: Local panel of experts “Bringing climate change home” Tuesday, August 1st - YubaNet

Phenology in the News - Mon, 07/31/2017 - 10:45am
Nevada County Dems: Local panel of experts “Bringing climate change home” Tuesday, August 1stYubaNetDenise Della Santina of the Sierra Streams Institute will speak on phenology. Rachel Hutchinson of the South Yuba Citizens League will discuss meadow restoration. Don Rivenes of the Nevada County Climate Coalition will present his group's plan for ...
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The New Normal of Almond Orchard Canopies - Growing Produce

Phenology in the News - Sun, 07/30/2017 - 3:44pm
Growing ProduceThe New Normal of Almond Orchard CanopiesGrowing ProducePest phenology models and management tools were not well understood and pheromone traps or mating disruption devices were not yet invented. Yield goals of 2,000 pounds of meats per acre were considered highly successful. Fast forward to today.
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Compass School Embraces Biodiversity to Attract Beneficial Insects, Pollinators - ecoRI news

Phenology in the News - Sat, 07/29/2017 - 6:03am
ecoRI newsCompass School Embraces Biodiversity to Attract Beneficial Insects, PollinatorsecoRI newsA database of all photos will document plant phenology (flowering period) and insect visitation and be an invaluable tool in assessing the diversity of insects at the Kingston school. Moreover, as the first of its kind in Rhode Island, The Compass ...
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Why This Man Spent 40 Years Alone in the Woods Collecting Weather Data - National Geographic

Phenology in the News - Fri, 07/28/2017 - 10:05pm
National GeographicWhy This Man Spent 40 Years Alone in the Woods Collecting Weather DataNational GeographicAt some point in the 1990s, I mentioned to [botanist] David Inouye that I had this. He'd been doing plant phenology for just as long, every summer looking at all the flower progression and activity, year after year after year. And it corresponded with ...
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73 undergraduates to present summer research - KU Today

Phenology in the News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 8:29am
73 undergraduates to present summer researchKU TodayHenry Guajardo, Houston, Brigham Young University; “How Breeding Peak Phenology Affects Arbovirus Transmission,” Folashade Agusto, ecology & evolutionary biology. Paige Hansen, Brookings, South Dakota, KU; “Novel Methods of Determining the ...Google News
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73 undergraduates to present summer research - KU Today

Phenology in the News - Thu, 07/27/2017 - 8:29am
73 undergraduates to present summer researchKU TodayHenry Guajardo, Houston, Brigham Young University; “How Breeding Peak Phenology Affects Arbovirus Transmission,” Folashade Agusto, ecology & evolutionary biology. Paige Hansen, Brookings, South Dakota, KU; “Novel Methods of Determining the ...and more »
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