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ENVS 3350 Climate Change and Phenology (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

As societies look to adapt to changes in sea level, biodiversity and the availability of energy and water we seek means to understand and quantify the changes occurring to the natural world. This course will explore the impacts of climate change at the organismal level through the study of phenology (the timing of cyclical and seasonal natural phenomena). In this course we will examine the history of phenology, the science behind contemporary phenological research and explore the increasing role of everyday citizens in data collection. We will explore how this research can help to inform climate change mitigation and adaptation policy. While our treatment of the topics will be global, emphasis will center on regional examples and will explore the role of historical figures.


Instructor(s): Colleen Hitchcock

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Sep-14