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Impacts of Climate Change on Seasonal Transitions

Plant and Rain

Today’s Topic

Phenology is the study of recurring plant and animal life cycle stages, especially their timing and relationships with weather and climate.  Plant phenology can be measured in multiple ways on the ground, by satellite sensors, and other instruments.  These data provide tangible evidence of the impacts of climate change on the biosphere.  Citizen scientists help record crucial information through online resources provided by the USA National Phenology Network.  Prof. Schwartz research is focused on phenology and detecting climate change.

Forum Team:

  • Speaker: Mark D. Schwartz, Phenoclimatologist Distinguished Professor, Geography, U.W.-Milwaukee
  • Host: Terry Hansen

About Forum

First Unitarian Church of Milwaukee

Sunday Forum is a Sunday morning lecture series at First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee that showcases provocative, sometimes controversial, speakers discussing topical issues of the day: politics, the environment, health issues, the arts, education and more. The Forum — in Max Otto Hall on our second floor — begins at 10:10 a.m. and lasts about 45 minutes. Speakers give a 30-minute presentation, followed by questions and brief comments from the audience. Coffee is served. Childcare is available.

March 18, 2018

10:10 am - 10:50 am


First Unitarian Society of Milwaukee
1342 N Astor Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202 United States
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