SPRUCE Ground Observations of Phenology in Experimental Plots, 2016-2017

This data set consists of phenological transition dates, as derived from direct observations of vegetative and reproductive phenology recorded by a human observer, from the SPRUCE experiment during the 2+ years (August 2015 through December 2017) of whole-ecosystem warming. For 2016, only springtime (April - June) phenological events are included. For 2017 (April - December), spring and autumn events are included.

Beginning in April 2016, human observers have been directly tracking the phenology of both woody and herbaceous species on a weekly schedule within the SPRUCE experimental chambers. The observed date report here is the first survey date on which an event/phenophase was definitively observed.


Richardson, A.D., J.M. Latimer, W.R. Nettles, R.R. Heiderman, J.M. Warren, and P.J. Hanson. 2018. SPRUCE Ground Observations of Phenology in Experimental Plots, 2016-2017. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TES SFA, U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A. https://doi.org/10.3334/CDIAC/spruce.044

Ground observation of plant phenology in experimental enclosures.