Category Archives: Introductions

Excited to Join the Team!

Many of you may have seen my name in recent talk posts on the Season Spotter project website and wondered “who is this?”  I am a new addition to the Season Spotter research team and am very excited to be part … Continue reading

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3 Unique Places, 3 Unique Fall Impressions

I am one of those people who anxiously awaits the changing of the seasons. Growing up in Wisconsin, I became accustomed to changes in temperature and vegetation with each of four very distinct seasons. Little did I know then that … 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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Revolutionary and relevant

Phenology is the study of the timing of biological events. From butterfly migrations, to squirrel hibernation and springtime budburst, organisms take cues from their environment for when to begin different life stages. Temperature is one of the most important cues, … Continue reading

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Phenology in Panama!

After a Boston winter spent sorting through canopy images from the Neotropics — clicking past magenta cecropica flowers and long green branches drooping into the water — it was incredible to see the ‘barrocolorado’ PhenoCam camera from the other end … Continue reading

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Doing something about climate change

My name is Sandra Henderson and I am the Director of Citizen Science at the National Ecological Observatory Network in Boulder, Colorado. For the past 25 years or so, I have mostly been working climate change education projects and activities. … 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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