Author Archives: Margaret Kosmala

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.

Season Spotter Major News

Sorry that it’s been so quiet on the blog this summer. We’ve been busy analyzing all the data you have helped produce and we’ve written and published the first Season Spotter paper! In the paper, which was published in the … Continue reading

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Friday favorites: Grassland at dawn

Dawn at the Sevilleta Long Term Ecological Research Site in New Mexico highlights a patchwork of grasses and herbaceous plants.

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Season Spotter Jornada

Sorry for the lack of posts last week. I have been intensely working on all the data you all have generated in Season Spotter and putting together a scientific paper. Thanks so much for helping out to get those fall … Continue reading

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Friday favorites: Cool spring

This week has been abysmally cool and wet in Massachusetts. Buds are eager to burst into leaves as soon as we have a little warmth at Harvard Forest. Here the imminent green of new spring leaves vibrates against the orange … Continue reading

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Results from tree outlining

In Season Spotter Image Marking, one of the tasks we ask you to do is to outline individual trees and tell us if they are broadleaf trees or needle-leaf ones. It’s easier to see different trees at different times of … Continue reading

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Spring Challenge more results

Last week I described some initial results from the Spring Challenge. I showed how we used individual classifications to build a dataset for a single site in a a single year. And we discovered that using paired images 7 days … Continue reading

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Friday favorites: Something odd in Maryland

A turkey vulture takes a rest on in front of the new NEON PhenoCam at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) in Maryland.

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