Phenological Research Methods for Environmental and Climate Change Analysis

As climate change continues to dominate the international environmental agenda, phenology – the study of the timing of recurring biological events – has received increasing research attention, leading to an emerging consensus that phenology can be viewed as an ‘early warning system’ for climate chan...

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Main Author: Hudson, Irene L.
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Keatley, Marie R. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2010, 2010
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:As climate change continues to dominate the international environmental agenda, phenology – the study of the timing of recurring biological events – has received increasing research attention, leading to an emerging consensus that phenology can be viewed as an ‘early warning system’ for climate change impact. A multidisciplinary science involving many branches of ecology, geography and remote sensing, phenology to date has lacked a coherent methodological text. This new synthesis, including contributions from many of the world’s leading phenologists, therefore fills a critical gap in the current biological literature. Providing critiques of current methods, as well as detailing novel and emerging methodologies, the book, with its extensive suite of references, provides readers with an understanding of both the theoretical basis and the potential applications required to adopt and adapt new analytical and design methods. An invaluable source book for researchers and students in ecology and climate change science, the book also provides a useful reference for practitioners in a range of sectors, including human health, fisheries, forestry, agriculture and natural resource management
Physical Description:XIV, 521 p online resource
ISBN:9789048133352