Journal article

Shifting time: recent changes to the phenology of Australian species

Linda J Beaumont, Teagan Hartenthaler, Marie R Keatley, Lynda E Chambers

CLIMATE RESEARCH | INTER-RESEARCH | Published : 2015

Abstract

Phenology is the study of the timing of recurrent biological events and their biotic and abiotic drivers. There is considerable evidence, mostly from temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, of recent changes to phenological trends, likely to be in response to anthropo genic climate disruption. Here, we assess recent evidence of climate-related phenological shifts among Australian species, across environments ranging from alpine to semi-arid. While detailed knowledge of the phenology of many Australian species has a rich history among indigenous cultures, long-term recording of phenology has focused mostly on birds and plants, particularly agricultural crops, with few records for other ..

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