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Project: Perennial Plant Phenology on NPP Sites

Project ID: 210287000
Funding Source: LTER II, LTER III, LTER IV, LTER V
Abstract:

The phenological stage of select perennial plant species on the 15 NPP sites is recorded on a monthly basis. This allows us to track the influence of weather and of site differences on plant reproduction. The boundaries of the (80m x 80m) study plot are walked and each individual plant of any perennial species in a 1-m belt is examined and its phenology noted (non-reproductive, in bud, in flower, in fruit, or dormant). Data are summarized as the percentage of total observations for that species in a given phenological state.