Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Citizen scientists record their local woods (online)

Logging Your Local Woodland for Citizen Science: No Axe Required! 

ROS_CP_B1aTrack a tree is a UK citizen science project that asks volunteers to visit their local woodlands, select a tree, and record seasonal events as they take place in the immediate ecosystem of the tree. Through recurring visits and focused observation volunteers become familiarized with the tree’s particularities. You become a scientist of phenology, the study of the seasonal-ecosystem interaction. Phenology observes timing variations seasonal events, and the resulting affect on plant and animal life. Recent rapid shifts in the earth’s climate make phenology evermore interesting and important.

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