A year in a corn field

At this time of year in the United States, we think about food and harvests. Much of the land in the United States is devoted to growing food, so understanding the phenology of crops is important for modeling vegetation at the continental scale. Here is a time-lapse animation of a year at a research field in Illinois. You can see the corn grow up and tassel and the cobs form before the corn turns brown and snow falls.

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About Margaret Kosmala

I am an ecologist exploring the complex dynamics of plant and animal systems. I am especially interested in understanding how species communities change over time and how humans impact them.
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