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Biodiversity Informatics & Herbarium Digitization

Gerst, Katharine [1], Crimmins, Theresa [1], Denny, Ellen [1], Marsh, Lee [1], Rosemartin, Alyssa [1], Switzer, Jeff [1], Weltzin, Jake [2].

The USA National Phenology Network: Tools and data to advance science and improve decision-making.

Over the past decade, the field of phenology has made substantial advancements to identify the drivers and patterns of phenological variation and to provide tools and resources for conservation. The USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN; was established to serve science and society by promoting a broad understanding of plant and animal phenology and the relationships among phenological patterns, climate, and environmental change. Data collected by citizen and professional scientists through Nature's Notebook -- a national-scale, multi-taxa phenology observation program -- serve USA-NPN strategic goals of advancing science and informing decisions. Since 2009 over 13,000 Nature's Notebook participants have contributed over 15 million observation records of plants and animals across the United States to the National Phenology Database. These phenology data and resultant products are being used in a rapidly growing number of applications for science, conservation and resource management, including over 50 peer-reviewed publications to date. Here we describe recent advances in the production and delivery of phenology data products derived from in-situ organismal data. We will also share new approaches to phenology forecasting through the delivery of maps that communicate the timing of spring and activity of insect pests and invasive plants. We highlight how data are being used for a variety of applications, from predictive phenological model development to validation of remote sensing products. The USA-NPN invites researchers and partners to continue to explore these data and collaborate with the network to address a wide range of science questions and management needs.

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USA National Phenology Network

1 - University Of Arizona, School Of Natural Resources And The Environment, 1311 East 4th Street, Biological Sciences East, Tucson, AZ, 85721, United States
2 - U.S. Geological Survey, Ecosystems West Branch Office, 2150 Centre Ave., Building C, Fort Collins, CO, 80526, United States

citizen science
ecological forecasting
phenological mismatch.

Presentation Type: Poster
Session: P, Biodiversity Informatics & Herbarium Digitization Posters
Location: Arizona Ballroom/Starr Pass
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2019
Time: 5:30 PM This poster will be presented at 5:30 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PBI009
Abstract ID:823
Candidate for Awards:None

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