American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The scientific study of periodic biological phenomena, such as flowering, breeding, and migration, in relation to climatic conditions.
- n. The relationship between a periodic biological phenomenon and climatic conditions.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That branch of applied meteorology which treats of the influence of climate on the recurrence of the annual phenomena of animal and vegetable life. So far as it concerns plant-growth, phenology is also a branch of botany, and records dates of budding, leafing, blooming, and fruiting, in order to correlate these epochs with the attendant progress of meteorological conditions. Among the phenomena of animal life, the migration of birds has been especially studied as a department of phenology.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Biol.) The science of the relations between climate and periodic biological phenomena, as the migrations and breeding of birds, the flowering and fruiting of plants, etc.
- pheno(menon) + -logy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The study of the seasons, known as phenology, is important for measuring how the weather is changing in Britain with global warming.”
“The timing of seasonal biological events, otherwise known as phenology, has been tracked in some places for centuries.”
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“Native solitary and bumble bee populations are plummeting as global warming affects the timing, or phenology, of plants flowering, which is now occurring about 2.3 days earlier in the season.”
“Marsham wrote the event down, in effect inventing a new field of study, phenology – the effects of cyclic and seasonal phenomena on plants and animals.”
“These changes follow the pattern found by Dr. Terry Root and colleagues published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the average shift in the behavior -- phenology -- of 130 species from 1970 to 2000 means that spring is now arriving on average 10 days earlier in the Northern Hemisphere.”
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