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Phenology and Climate


A reading that introduces the topic of phenology, its significance, and the link between plant phenology and climate.

Students will learn about phenological events, the influence of seasonal and climatic changes on phenological events, phenophases and how they may be affected by climate change, and the possible impact of changes in phenological events on plants, animals, and humans.

Use this tool to help your students find answers to:

  1. What is phenology?
  2. Why is phenology important?
  3. What is the link between climate change and plant phenology?
  4. How might changes in phenological events affect humans and our environment?
About Tool
Tool NameAbout Phenology
DisciplineBiological Sciences
Topic(s) in DisciplinePhenology, Botany, Phenological Events, Phenophases
Climate TopicClimate and the Biosphere
Type of toolReading
Grade LevelHigh School, Undergraduate
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Developed byBudburst, a project of Chicago Botanic Garden
Hosted atBudburst, a project of Chicago Botanic Garden
Computer SkillsBasic


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