Author Archives: Andrew Richardson

About Andrew Richardson

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University

SPRUCE

It was a cold, drizzly day — feeling more like October than August — as Morgan and I bounced down a rough dirt road for about 10 miles before pulling up at a set of glass-and-aluminum structures that look right … Continue reading

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How do they get the camera up there?

If you have been participating in Season Spotter, no doubt you’ve seen tens – if not hundreds – of photos taken from above the top of the forest canopy. And, you’ve probably wondered, “How do they get the camera up … Continue reading

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Why phenology is cool

I have long been fascinated by the passing of the seasons. I grew up in Canada: winter was cold and snowy, spring was lush and green, summer was hot and humid, and in autumn the forest exploded in a riot … Continue reading

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A brief history of the PhenoCam camera network

I’m Andrew Richardson and I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. It was ten years ago that we first put a networked, digital camera – a “webcam” – on one of our … Continue reading

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