B23K:
Understanding Phenology across Scales and Improving Linkages to Ecosystem Functions II


Session ID#: 8911

Session Description:
The seasonal timing of vegetation development and activity is shifting as earth’s environment changes.  These phenological shifts are best understood for past changes and within, rather than across, spatial scales.  New research expands our understanding across scales from species to communities to watersheds and towards the future through forecasting models.  Recent developments improve our ability to link shifts in the timing of vegetation development and activity to the impacts on ecosystem functions, such as food production, carbon exchange, and water cycling.  Submissions are solicited for phenology studies that showcase new methods, insights, applications, and outreach that add to our understanding of phenology across scales and towards predictions of how shifts in phenology will alter critical ecosystem functions on which people depend.
Primary Conveners:  Heidi Steltzer, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO, United States
Conveners:  Julio L Betancourt, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States, Brian Peck-Sheng Wee, National Ecological Observatory Network, Boulder, CO, United States and Katharine Gerst, USA National Phenology Network, Tucson, AZ, United States
Chairs:  Julio L Betancourt, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States and Katharine Gerst, USA National Phenology Network, Tucson, AZ, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Katharine Gerst, USA National Phenology Network, Tucson, AZ, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • ED - Education
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • IGBP: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme -
Index Terms:

0476 Plant ecology [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
0815 Informal education [EDUCATION]
1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1879 Watershed [HYDROLOGY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Irene Garonna1, David Schenkel1, Rogier de Jong1 and Michael E Schaepman2, (1)University of Zurich, Remote Sensing Laboratories, Dept. of Geography, Zurich, Switzerland, (2)University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Andrew D Richardson, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States and the PhenoCam Project Team
Toby Ault, Cornell University, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science, Ithaca, NY, United States, Mark D Schwartz, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, United States, Raul Zurita-Milla, University of Twente, Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, Enschede, Netherlands, Jake F Weltzin, USA National Phenology Network, Tucson, AZ, United States and Julio L Betancourt, USGS Central Region Offices Denver, Denver, CO, United States
Patricia Morellato1, Thiago Sanna Freire Silva1, Annia Susin Streher1, Bruna Alberton1, Jurandy Almeida2, Jefersson dos Santos3, Leonardo Cancian1, Bruno Borges1, Greice Mariano4, Maria Gabriela Camargo1, Ricardo S. Torres4 and e-phenology, (1)UNESP Sao Paulo State University, Rio Claro, Brazil, (2)UNIFESP, São José dos Campos, Brazil, (3)UFMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, (4)UNICAMP State University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil

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