IGN 1-6 - The timing of things is changing because it's getting hotter

Tuesday, August 9, 2016
316, Ft Lauderdale Convention Center
David W. Inouye, Department of Biology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
We study the timing and number of flowers of wild flowers at a mountain study area (in a state where you can buy grass in stores if you are over 21). For field studies it is nice to be able to guess when flowering will begin, so you know when to arrive at your field study. The sequence of flowering for the 120 species we follow is not very variable among years, and it seems we can make predictions with some confidence as early as five months ahead of the flowering. Come hear the rest of the story!