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Lateral thinking on data to identify climate impacts

Sparks, Tim. 2007 Lateral thinking on data to identify climate impacts. TRENDS in Ecology and Evolution, 22 (4). 169-171. 10.1016/j.tree.2007.01.003

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Abstract/Summary

It has never been more urgent to identify the potential impacts of climate change. In our quest for information, we often rely on records that reveal how organisms and systems responded to past climates. A new study by Miller-Rushing et al. uses some unorthodox archive material (photographs and herbarium specimens) to examine changes in flowering phenology in the USA. Their approach suggests that we have failed to think-outside-the-box and have been overlooking a valuable resource for climate-impact research.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1016/j.tree.2007.01.003
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biodiversity
CEH Sections: Pywell
Additional Keywords: climate change, phenology, data, specimens, flora, photographs
NORA Subject Terms: Meteorology and Climatology
Data and Information
Date made live: 11 Dec 2007 16:59
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/1457

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