Rapid Changes in Flowering Time in British Plants

@article{Fitter2002RapidCI,
  title={Rapid Changes in Flowering Time in British Plants},
  author={A. Fitter and R. Fitter},
  journal={Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={296},
  pages={1689 - 1691}
}
Key ResultThe average first flowering date of 385 British plant species has advanced by 4.5 days during the past decade compared with the previous four decades: 16% of species flowered significantly earlier in the 1990s than previously, with an average advancement of 15 days in a decade. Ten species (3%) flowered significantly later in the 1990s than previously. These data reveal the strongest biological signal yet of climatic change. Flowering is especially sensitive to the temperature in the previous…Expand

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