Citizen Science: linking the recent rapid advances of plant flowering in Canada with climate variability

@inproceedings{Gonsamo2013CitizenSL,
  title={Citizen Science: linking the recent rapid advances of plant flowering in Canada with climate variability},
  author={Alemu Gonsamo and Jing M. Chen and Chaoyang Wu},
  booktitle={Scientific reports},
  year={2013}
}
The timing of crucial events in plant life cycles is shifting in response to climate change. We use phenology records from PlantWatch Canada 'Citizen Science' networks to study recent rapid shifts of flowering phenology and its relationship with climate. The average first flower bloom day of 19 Canadian plant species has advanced by about 9 days during 2001-2012. 73% of the rapid and unprecedented first bloom day advances are explained by changes in mean annual national temperature, allowing… CONTINUE READING
Recent Discussions
This paper has been referenced on Twitter 10 times over the past 90 days. VIEW TWEETS
Blog posts, news articles and tweet counts and IDs sourced by
Altmetric.com