IGN 6-6 - Scaling up terrestrial plant phenology

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
316, Ft Lauderdale Convention Center
Margaret Kosmala and Andrew D. Richardson, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University
Plant phenology, the seasonal timing of recurring biological events, is a sensitive indicator of climate change and an important regulator of the biosphere. However, upscaling phenology from observations of individual organisms to measurements at the landscape and regional scale has proved elusive. Using high-frequency phenology measurements for 700 individuals of 22 species at 13 NEON sites, along with collocated community and abiotic data, we begin to build a modeling framework for understanding and predicting plant phenology at community, landscape, regional, and continental scales.