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College of Arts & Sciences
Department of Anthropology

Herbarium-Based Phenological Research

The ANTH 213 Ethnobotany class in summer 2015 under the direction of Dr. Gail Wagner recorded how the timing of flowering phenophases has been affected since 1935 due to climate change. As recorded by plant specimens at the A. C. Moore Herbarium here on campus, peak flowering is occurring earlier in the year than it used to. Such research forms part of a citizen science effort through the National Phenology Network to track the effects of climate change nationwide.

Click here to see a video about the Ethnobotany Class Phenophase Research.