Plant phenology changes and climate change

Sparks, Tim; Menzel, Annette. 2007 Plant phenology changes and climate change. In: Encyclopedia of Biodiversity Online Update 1. Elsevier/Academic Press, 7pp.

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Phenology has recently received great prominence as it has been demonstrated that there has been considerable change in the timing of the development stages of plant species as a consequence of the relatively modest levels of climate warming so far experienced. This has been very important to demonstrate to policy makers and the general public that, using examples which they can understand, real changes have already taken place. The origin of phenology was as a branch of natural history and the study of how species react to external stimuli; it is it is now an important area of climate impacts research.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: CEH Programmes pre-2009 publications > Biodiversity > CC01A Detection and Attribution of Change in UK and European Ecosystems > CC01.3 UK Phenology Network
UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Pywell
NORA Subject Terms: Botany
Biology and Microbiology
Ecology and Environment
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Date made live: 10 Dec 2007 12:43 +0 (UTC)

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