PerspectivePlant Science

Phenology Under Global Warming

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Science  19 Mar 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5972, pp. 1461-1462
DOI: 10.1126/science.1186473

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Phenological events such as bud burst, flowering, and senescence have received increased interest in the light of global warming (13). Spring events at temperate latitudes have advanced by 2.5 days per decade since 1971 (4). As global warming progresses, how will it affect the arrival of spring and the length of the growing season?