Phenology

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Phenology (Biol) The science of the relations between climate and periodic biological phenomena, as the migrations and breeding of birds, the flowering and fruiting of plants, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n phenology That branch of applied meteorology which treats of the influence of climate on the recurrence of the annual phenomena of animal and vegetable life. So far as it concerns plant-growth, phenology is also a branch of botany, and records dates of budding, leafing, blooming, and fruiting, in order to correlate these epochs with the attendant progress of meteorological conditions. Among the phenomena of animal life, the migration of birds has been especially studied as a department of phenology.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Phenology fē-nol′ō-ji the branch of biology treating of animal or plant life and development as affected by climate
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Contracted from Phenomenology
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Phenomenology.

Usage

In literature:

A., is preparing a special "schedule of phenological observations" for the A.
"St. Nicholas v. 13 No. 9 July 1886" by Various
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In news:

He's also President of the Wisconsin Phenological Society and co-founded the US National Phenology Network.
Phenology is the science of appearances, or knowing which plants can tell you when to start weeding, planting, fighting insects or tackling any other gardening priority.
As Joe has been ribbing me: I'm learning phenology the hard way.
True katydids are a key phenology species.
40 AM on April 24, 2012 by Paul Huttner (1 Comments) Filed under: Astronomy, Phenology .
Phenology is the science of appearances, or knowing which plants can tell you when to start weeding, planting, fighting insects or tackling any other gardening priority.
UWM Distinguished Professor Mark Schwartz (left) and keynote speaker Steven Running of the University of Montana at this week's international conference on phenology hosted by UWM.
Sixth Annual Phenology Research and Observations of Southwest Ecosystems ( PROSE ) Symposium.
USA National Phenology Network (USA-NPN) & SW Region, American Society for Photogrammetry & Remote Sensing (SW-ASPRS).
North Woods Phenology on this month's First Thursday (Stephan Hoglund).
Published by Kate St John at 7:19 am under Phenology.
Another installment – a little early – of November phenology for southwestern Pennsylvania.
05 PM on September 13, 2010 by Paul Huttner (2 Comments) Filed under: La Nina, Phenology, Winter.
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In science:

Wilczek, et al., 2012 Climate envelope modelling reveals intraspecific relationships among flowering phenology, niche breadth and potential range size in Arabidopsis thaliana.
Robust identification of local adaptation from allele frequencies
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