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USA National Phenology Network

USA National Phenology Network

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Welcome - Steve Schein Dr. Steve Schein is a corporate sustainability strategist and family business advisor at L4S Consulting. He is a certified public accountant (CPA) and former CEO with more than 35 years of leadership, business development, consulting, and senior management experience in a wide range of industries. His primary areas of consulting are leadership development and integration sustainability with strategy and culture. Steve is passionate about helping leaders and teams tap into their deeper motivations and strengths to cultivate sustainable organizations over the long-term. His 2015 book A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership: The Hidden Power of Ecological Worldviews has been featured in US News & World Report, The Guardian, Bloomberg News, Psychology Today and numerous other journals and publications.

National Geographic's Great Nature Project All wildlife Take and upload a photo of a plant, animal, or any other living thing you come across to help us compile the world’s largest collection of nature photos. Sign in to join mission Created by MaryFord Phenological Research Features a unique scope, pinpointing an untapped market Adds and defines certainty of the results of any analysis of phenological data Offers rigorous statistical treatment of available data Covers a wide range of different datasets as well as possible approaches for the analysis Presents up to date and state of the art approaches As climate change continues to dominate the international environmental agenda, phenology – the study of the timing of recurring biological events – has received increasing research attention, leading to an emerging consensus that phenology can be viewed as an ‘early warning system’ for climate change impact. A multidisciplinary science involving many branches of ecology, geography and remote sensing, phenology to date has lacked a coherent methodological text. This new synthesis, including contributions from many of the world’s leading phenologists, therefore fills a critical gap in the current biological literature. Content Level » Research

Sustainability is the investment opportunity of the year: Kurt Vogt, HSBC We sat down with Kurt Vogt, Managing Director of Sustainable Financing at HSBC, to learn about the landscape of sustainable finance, and where the opportunities lie. HSBC hosted the second annual Sustainable Finance Briefing during Climate Week NYC on September 19, which focused on the latest developments in global climate finance and saw the launch of the Bonds & Climate Change: State of the Market 2016 report by the Climate Bonds Initiative. What are the barriers to investment in the low carbon economy and how can the market be reformed to scale-up climate finance? ZooTeach Engage: Watch Shift Happens: 67 slides (8 min) * The lesson will begin by watching the “shift happens” slide show which will introduce information the students may not be aware of and should raise questions about what this globalization of information means to their lives. Discussion: “Our changing world” * The class will write down ideas and Questions that re brought up during the discussion. These lists will remain posted in the room through the duration of the lesson.

Disturbance Regimes and Climate-Carbon Feedback NIMBioS Investigative Workshop Topic: Integration of disturbance ecology and biogeochemistry to predict future dynamics of terrestrial carbon cycle under global change Meeting dates: February 13-15, 2012 Organizers: Maria Leite (Mathematics, Univ. of Toledo) Yiqi Luo (Ecology, Univ. of Oklahoma at Norman; Director, EcoLab) Objectives: Disturbances have been recognized as a key factor affecting terrestrial biogeochemical processes but can be easily misinterpreted without considering the context of disturbance regimes.

Investigating Evidence : Cornell Lab of Ornithology: BirdSleuth K-12 Students measure seed for their bird feeder experiment. Our Investigating Evidence curriculum turns students into scientists! Through this unit, students learn by doing… from question to conclusion. Global photosynthesis: New insight will help predict future climate change A new insight into global photosynthesis, the chemical process governing how ocean and land plants absorb and release carbon dioxide, has been revealed in research that will assist scientists to more accurately assess future climate change. In a paper published September 28 in Nature, a team of US, Dutch and Australian scientists have estimated that the global rate of photosynthesis, the chemical process governing the way ocean and land plants absorb and release CO2, occurs 25% faster than previously thought. From analysing more than 30 years of data collected by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego including air samples collected and analysed by CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology from the Cape Grim Air Pollution Monitoring Station, scientists have deduced the mean rate of photosynthesis over several decades and identified the El Nino-Southern Oscillation phenomenon as a regulator of the type of oxygen atoms found in CO2 from the far north to the south pole.

Project on Climate Change Communication April 09 2014 | Research Reports New Commentary Urges Climate Scientists to “Set the Record Straight” We just published a commentary in Earth’s Future, a new online, open-access journal published by the American Geophysical Union. The commentary is entitled: “Climate Scientists Need to Set the Record Straight: There is a scientific consensus that human-caused climate change is happening.” In the commentary, we argue that the climate science community needs to do more to communicate the scientific consensus because: (a) most Americans don’t know there is a scientific consensus on this point; (b) this lack of awareness undermines people’s engagement in the issue; and (c) research by our team – and others – has shown that simple messages that communicate this basic scientific conclusion are highly effective, especially with political conservatives.

Seeking Stellar “Citizen Scientists” as White House Champions of Change Posted by Joan M. Frye on April 23, 2013 at 11:46 AM EDT Every day, across the country, ordinary Americans known as “citizen scientists” make critical contributions to the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by collecting, analyzing, and sharing a wide range of data—from weather phenomena, to sightings of migrating birds, to the timing of flower blooms at different latitudes. Now, the White House is preparing to honor some of the Nation’s most effective contributors to these important but sometimes-overlooked public servants. Public participation in scientific research, also known as citizen science, is not a new phenomenon.

MODIS Land Product Subsets Overview The goal of the MODIS Land Product Subsets project is to provide summaries of selected MODIS Land Products for the community to use for validation of models and remote-sensing products and to characterize field sites. Output files contain pixel values of MODIS land products in text format and in GeoTIFF format.