Apr 2, 2021
In this episode we visit with Theresa Crimmins, Director of
the USA National Phenology Network, an organization dedicated
to collecting, storing and sharing penology data--information about
when plants bloom, leaves change color, birds build nests, etc--to
help inform folks on issues like Management of invasive
species and forest pests, predictions of human health-related
events, such as allergies and mosquito season, optimization of when
to plant, fertilize, and harvest crops, understanding the timing of
ecosystem processes, such as carbon cycling and the assessment of
the vulnerability of species, populations, and ecological
communities to ongoing climate change.
The network has a new tool-the Winter Wheat Development
Forecast tool--that we discuss as well as other information about
the work of the network.