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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 Name About Phenology
Discipline Biological Sciences
Topic(s) in Discipline Phenology, Botany, Phenological Events, Phenophases
Climate Topic Climate and the Biosphere
Type of tool Reading
Grade Level High School, Undergraduate
Location Global
Language English
Translation      –
Developed by Budburst, a project of Chicago Botanic Garden
Hosted at Budburst, a project of Chicago Botanic Garden
Access Online
Computer Skills Basic


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