Lessons from Phenology

an Interim Report

  • Geoffrey Harper Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh


Twenty provisional multiple-regression models based on a small data set are presented to account for the timing of first-flower date and other phenological events. Biological mechanisms are suggested to explain the pattern of temperature-dependent developmental stages. The implications for how plants and vegetation are likely to react to climate change are discussed, and attention is drawn to the importance of within-taxon variation in phenological behaviour.


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How to Cite
Harper, G. (2010). Lessons from Phenology. Sibbaldia: The International Journal of Botanic Garden Horticulture, (8), 149-164. https://doi.org/10.23823/Sibbaldia/2010.143