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Plant Phenology as Biomonitor for Climate Change: A Modelling and Mapping Approach

Offers a sophisticated risk assessment approach which links phenological and climatological measures
Instructs how to apply geostatistical methods for mapping phenological data
Explains how to use climate projections to map historical and future plant phenological development

Series: SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science

By: Gunther Schmidt (Author), Simon Schönrock (Author), Winfried Schröder (Author)

75 pages, 30 colour illustrations, 8 tables

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Aug 2014 | #216666 | ISBN-13: 9783319090894
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About this book

The investigations refer to the development of plant phenology since the 1960s in Germany. Spatiotemporal trends were assessed by means of regression kriging. It could be shown that there already is a distinct shift of phenological onset towards the beginning of the year of up to two weeks. In future, a shift of up to one month was calculated till 2080. Moreover, a prolongation of the vegetation period of up to three weeks was found. The findings are relevant for the development of mitigation measures to prevent from environmental, agricultural and economic issues due to climate change.


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