Thursday, March 18, 2010

Citizen scientists needed to record phases of activity in trees to show climate change effects on life cycle; Georgia

Join the Urban Tree Phenology Project « Sustainable Community Forestry:
Wait . . . what is that?
Phenology is the scientific study of periodic natural phenomena (e.g. flowering or first leaf appearance) as these events are influenced by climate. Observation and collection of plant phenology data has been practiced for centuries in Japan, China and England. Today there is a vast network of individuals, worldwide recording plant, animal, bird, and insect observations. Now you can help by collecting information on urban trees. Scientists will use the data to monitor the change of seasons across a region and to document longer-term changes due to climate variations.

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