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phe·nol·o·gy

 (fĭ-nŏl′ə-jē)
n.
1. The scientific study of periodic biological phenomena, such as flowering, breeding, and migration, in relation to climatic conditions.
2. The timing of a periodic biological phenomenon in relation to climatic conditions.


phe′no·log′i·cal (fē′nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
phe′no·log′i·cal·ly adv.
phe·nol′o·gist n.
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phenology

(fɪˈnɒlədʒɪ)
n
the study of recurring phenomena, such as animal migration, esp as influenced by climatic conditions
[C19: from pheno(menon) + -logy]
phenological adj
pheˈnologist n
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phe•nol•o•gy

(fɪˈnɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the science dealing with the influence of climate on the recurrence of such annual phenomena of animal and plant life as budding and bird migrations.
[1880–85; syncopated variant of phenomenology, with restriction to climatic phenomena]
phe•no•log•i•cal (ˌfin lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
phe`no•log′i•cal•ly, adv.
phe•nol′o•gist, n.
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phe·nol·o·gy

(fĭ-nŏl′ə-jē)
The scientific study of cyclical biological events, such as flowering, breeding, and migration, in relation to climatic conditions.
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phenology

the branch of biology that studies the relation between variations in climate and periodic biological phenomena, as the migration of birds or the flowering of plants. — phenologist, n. — phenologic, phenological, adj.
See also: Climate
the study of natural phenomena that occur periodically, as migration or blossoming, and their relation to climate and changes of season. — phenologist, n.phenological, adj.
See also: Time
the study of the effects of climate on animal and plant life. — phenologist, phaenologist, n. — phenologic, phaenologic, phenological, phaenological, adj.
See also: Organisms
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Empirical data sources collected in New Brunswick in the 1970s and replicated across multiple locations are summarized here, with the objective of comparing the abundance, sex ratio, and phenology of adult SBW captured at light traps deployed in forest clearings and tree canopies.
In this study, we report its phenology, population dynamics and within tree distribution from Punjab Pakistan.
Meanwhile, the warmer climate has sparked a change in the cycle of some plant and animal species, according to the Phenology project led by Dr Alison Donnelly at Trinity College Dublin.
Widespread systemic shifts in measures such as distribution of species and phenology - the timing of nature's calendar - are on a scale comparable to or greater than those observed on land.
Concomitantly with virus isolation, the phenology of sandfly species was studied during May-November 2010.
A number of studies on phenology of different plant species from different parts of India have also been undertaken which include those from a subtropical humid forest in North-Eastern India [19, 20], Kumaun Himalayan forests [21, 22], deciduous forest of Bandipur in peninsular India [23], Shervaroys, Southern India [24], tropical moist forest of Western Ghats in Karnataka [25], Hathinala Forest in Uttar Pradesh [26], alpine expanse of North-West Himalaya [27], Orissa coast [28], tropical montane forests in the Nilgiris [8], Kolhapur region (Maharashtra) [29], and Katerniaghat wildlife sanctuary situated in the Himalayan Terai region in Uttar Pradesh [30], Northeastern India [31].
She uses key aspects of English phenology to help teachers diagnose and prioritize problems in pronunciation, and shares current thinking about what to teach and how, particularly in English as an International Language contexts.
Flowering phenology may be under the influences of trade-offs within a species, e.g., when the timing of first flowering or flowering duration show asynchrony as a response to changing environmental constraints (Elzinga et al., 2007).
Climate change has meant that species' historical phenology is mismatched to the current climate.
The meta-analysis published in Nature Communications suggests historical timing of species' life cycle events (phenology) like migration and breeding is mismatched to current climate.