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Citizen Science Takes Root

Building on a long tradition, amateur naturalists are gathering data for understanding both seasonal events and the effects of climate change.

Kayri Havens, Sandra Henderson

2013-09HavensF1.jpgClick to Enlarge ImageProject Budburst is a network of people across the United States who monitor plants as the seasons change and submit ecological data based on the timing of leafing, flowering, and fruiting of plants. Their data are showing the effects of climate change on the timing of these events.


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