Origins of the word "phenology"

Demarée, Gaston; Rutishauser, This (2009). Origins of the word "phenology". Eos, 90(34), p. 291. Wiley 10.1029/2009EO340004

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Observing and documenting life cycle stages of plants and animals have been tradition and necessity for humans throughout history. Phenological observations—as called by their modern scientific name—were key to successful hunting and farming because the precise knowledge of animal behavior and plant growth, as well as their timing with changing seasons, was critical for survival. In today's context of environmental awareness and climate change research, phenological observations have become prime indicators of documenting altered life cycles due to environmental change in disciplines from biology to climatology, geography, and environmental history. Observations on the ground, from space, and from models of different complexity describe intra-annual and interannual changes of life cycles at individual, pixel, or grid box scale.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Physical Geography > Unit Climatology
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography

UniBE Contributor:

Rutishauser, This

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel

ISSN:

0392-6699

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:21

Last Modified:

26 Jun 2018 17:08

Publisher DOI:

10.1029/2009EO340004

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.36393

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/36393 (FactScience: 204576)

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