Category Archives: Field work

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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Poles and panels

You may have seen some hardware equipment poking out from the bottoms of some of the PhenoCam images — poles and panels. Why are they there? And what are they for? Early in the days of the PhenoCam network, we … Continue reading

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Warmer temperatures allow plants to stay green longer in autumn

In September, I wrote a blog post about our research at the SPRUCE site in Minnesota, where a Department of Energy project is trying to answer the question: What effects will warmer temperatures and rising atmospheric carbon dioxide have on … Continue reading

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Tree phenology: why is it different from place to place?

As the beautiful fall foliage of New England spreads across the landscape, you may be wondering a few things.  Such as, why don’t all the trees change color at the same time?  Or, why do trees in my neighborhood look … Continue reading

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The cameras on the top of the world

Greetings, Season Spotters! This is Don Aubrecht, a postdoctoral researcher at Harvard. Now that you’ve learned how we get cameras above the canopy, you might be curious what sort of hardware we are using. After careful study and experimentation, we … Continue reading

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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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