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Plants and Climate Change

Budburst projects allow community scientists to collect, archive, and freely share both long-term data to be used by the scientific community and short-term data pertaining to specific, time-bound research questions that we will analyze and report on.

Everything is connected. Find out how.

When an area warms up in the spring or cools down in the fall depends on Earth's climate. Due to the ongoing global rise in temperature, many parts of the world are becoming warmer earlier in the spring and staying warmer later into the fall. By monitoring plants and recording their life-cycle, scientists can figure out how seasonal patterns are changing, and make predictions for the future.

Every week I find something new or different in the places that I make Budburst observations. It makes these places seem even more special and interesting to visit.

Paul Alaback, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Forest Ecology, University of Montana

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