Phenology and seasonality in climate change and ecology (co-sponsored by PEP725, USA-NPN and ISB) (co-organized)
|Conveners: This Rutishauser , Kjell Bolmgren | Co-Conveners: Elisabeth Koch , Mark D. Schwartz|
Changes in seasonal timing affect species and ecosystem response to environmental change. Observations of plant and animal phenology as well as remote sensing and modeling studies document complex interactions and raise many open questions.
We invite contributions with cross-disciplinary perspectives that address seasonality changes based on recent plant and animal phenological observations, historical documentary sources, or seasonality measurements using climate data, remote sensing, flux measurements or modeling studies. Contributions across all spatial and temporal scales are welcome that compare and integrate seasonality changes, study effects of long-term climate change or single extreme events, emphasize applications and phenology informed decision-making, discuss species interactions and decoupling, advance our understanding of how seasonality change affects carbon budgets and atmosphere/biosphere feedbacks, and integrate phenology into Earth System Models.
This year we emphasize phenology informed applications for decision-making, environmental assessment and adaptation, the mechanistic understanding of the phenological processes, and the effects of changing phenology on biomass production and carbon budgets. We also welcome contributions addressing international collaboration and program-building initiatives including citizen science networks and data analyses.