Video: Phenology and Climate Change

Changes in the timing of phases of plant phenophases are directly affected by temperature, rainfall and day length. While these factors change through the year in places where there are distinct seasons, the first two – temperature and rainfall – are also changing in many regions because of climate change. 

When you report to Project BudBurst about how and when the plants in your garden, park, town, or city are changing with the seasons, you are contributing scientific data that can help us understand how plants are responding to this year’s seasons and long-term changes in climate. 

In this video, Dr. Paul Alaback discusses climate change and its effect on phenology.

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