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Outstanding Oaks: Quercus phenology at NEON sites

This app visualizes data from the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) observations of oak phenology at three different sites.

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Version 1.0 - published on 09 Oct 2018

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Oaks (trees within the genus Quercus) live within a broad range of ecosystems in the United States, including semi-arid savannas in California, temperate deciduous forests in the northeast, and coastal scrublands in the southeast. Within these diverse ecosystems, different species within Quercus have adapted traits that are suited for each environment. One example of these adaptations are differences in the phenological timing of Quercus events, including leaf formation and growth, flowering, and leaf-fall.

This exercise is designed to visualize repeated phenology observations from the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) to examine similarities and differences among Quercus phenology at different sites. This exercise uses NEON site data from the San Joaquin Experimental Range (SJER) in California, the Ordway Swisher Biological Station (OSBS) in Florida, and the Harvard Forest (HARV) in Massachusetts.

This app was developed as part of the QUBES NEON Faculty Mentoring Network (Spring 2018), and associated materials are hosted at: 

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • The National Ecological Observatory Network is a program sponsored by the National Science Foundation and operated under cooperative agreement by Battelle Memorial Institute. This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the NEON Program.

    National Ecological Observatory Network. 2018. Data Products: DP1.10055.001.  Provisional data downloaded from http://data.neonscience.org on 2018-05-10. Battelle, Boulder, CO, USA 

  • Jackie Matthes (2018), "Outstanding Oaks: Quercus phenology at NEON sites," https://qubeshub.org/resources/neonoakpheno.

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