Reading: 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 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 the Tool

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