Category Archives: Research

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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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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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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Spring Challenge first results

Having all the pairs of spring images classified means I can now analyze them! In particular, I’m using these images to get a best estimate for the “start of spring” and the “end of spring”. These are metrics that are … Continue reading

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Pairs of spring images

Spring is in the air. And for deciduous trees, spring means putting out new green leaves. Scientists still can’t predict with absolute accuracy the date that little green buds appear on trees, but they’ve figured out some of the things … Continue reading

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Using nature journals to study phenology

Over time, many amateur and professional naturalists have kept journals to record their observations in nature. As observations are made at the same location over time, patterns of change begin to emerge. Records of these changes can provide evidence of … Continue reading

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