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Time of year important in projections of climate change effects on ecosystems

Based on more than 25 years of data, ecologists looked at how droughts and heat waves affect grass growth during different months of the year.
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Antique Pressed Orchids Used as Climate Change Data

Academics / General Science : Wired Science (4 years ago)

Plants picked by Victorian collectors up to 150 years ago are a valuable new source of data for ecologists seeking to understand how climate change will affect the timing of flowering plants. Scientists have used the carefully label... Read Post

Ecosystems Respond to Climate Change Differently as the Seasons Pass

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Planetsave (2 years ago)

Scientists studying the effect of drought and heat waves on grass growth have found that it matters when during the year these events take place, and that each month yields a different effect. “A major challenge in studying climate ... Read Post

Time of year important in projections of climate change effects on ecosystems

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

Does it matter whether long periods of hot weather, such as last year's heat wave that gripped the U.S. Midwest, happen in June or July, August or September? Scientists studying the subtle effects of heat waves and droughts say that... Read Post


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