How animals are coping with the global 'weirding' of the Earth's seasons

New research on marmots in the US reveals how the topsy-turvy seasons are causing havoc among wildlife.

Line Cordes, Lecturer in Marine Population Ecology, Bangor University • conversation
today ~6 min

Tags: climate-change seasons extreme-weather phenology north-america small-mammals

COVID-19 is eroding scientific field work – and our knowledge of how the world is changing

The COVID-19 pandemic is interrupting scientific field work across North America, leaving blank spots in important data sets and making it harder to track ecological change.

Casey Setash, PhD student in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University • conversation
May 19, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: climate-change covid-19 biology nature ecology coronavirus-2020 wildlife ducks phenology massachusetts migratory-birds colorado thoreau field-research

Spring is arriving earlier across the US, and that's not always good news

Climate change has advanced the arrival of spring by as much as several weeks in some parts of the US. This can mean major crop losses and disconnects between species that need each other to thrive.

Theresa Crimmins, Director, USA National Phenology Network, University of Arizona • conversation
March 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  climate-change  birds  agriculture  plants  citizen-science  winter  spring  pollinators  seasonal-change  phenology

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