TITLE

Spring Back

AUTHOR(S)
Kessler, Rebecca
PUB. DATE
November 2006
SOURCE
Natural History;Nov2006, Vol. 115 Issue 9, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses research being done on herbarium specimens and climate change. It references a study by Abraham J. Miller-Rushing and Richard B. Primack, published in the 2006 issue of the "American Journal of Botany." On Memorial Day, 1868, an old photograph shows, the deciduous trees in Lowell Cemetery in Massachusetts had yet to leaf out. On Memorial Day, 2005, they stood in full verdure. Leafing or flowering dates each year depend on temperature, and global warming has been driving those events earlier in many places. Records of past plant development are scarce, though, so analyzing trends in timing has been difficult.
ACCESSION #
22889100

 

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