NECSC Colloquium Webinars

The times they are a changing: Shifting phenology in Northeast coastal ecosystems

December 7, 2016 - 3:30pm
Eastern Standard Time

Climate change is causing species to shift their phenology, or the timing of recurring life events, in variable and complex ways. If these shifts differ among species, the result would be mismatches or asynchronies in food and habitat resources that impact individual fitness, population dynamics, and ecosystem function.  While climate change induced shifts in phenology have been well documented in terrestrial ecosystems, particularly relative to flowering plants and migratory song birds, studies of marine organisms have been limited.

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