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southernplainspodcast


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.