Eastern Geographic Science Center



Dr. John W. Jones
Research Geographer

Same location for winter, spring, summer, and fall.
A stunning view of what the Phenocam
captures on a daily basis throughout the

    What is phenology?         
Phenology is the study of the influence of climate on the timing of biological events, such as annual plant flowering and seasonal bird migration. These events are partially driven by changes in temperature and precipitation; therefore, phenology studies how these events may reflect changes in climate. Since events are partially driven by shifts in temperature and precipitation, studying phenology can provide insights into changes in climate.


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     bullet   What types of instruments do you use near the ground?

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     bullet   What measurements are made by satellite?

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