Climatic effects on the phenology of geophytes

Eppich, Boglárka, Dede, Lilla, Ferenczy, Antal, Garamvölgyi , Ágnes, Horváth , Levente, Isépy , István, Priszter , Szaniszló and Hufnagel, Levente (2009) Climatic effects on the phenology of geophytes. Applied Ecology and Environmental Research, 7 (3). pp. 253-266.

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Nowadays, the scientific and social significance of the research of climatic effects has become outstanding. In order to be able to predict the ecological effects of the global climate change, it is necessary to study monitoring databases of the past and explore connections. For the case study mentioned in the title, historical weather data series from the Hungarian Meteorological Service and Szaniszló Priszter’s monitoring data on the phenology of geophytes have been used. These data describe on which days the observed geophytes budded, were blooming and withered. In our research we have found that the classification of the observed years according to phenological events and the classification of those according to the frequency distribution of meteorological parameters show similar patterns, and the one variable group is suitable for explaining the pattern shown by the other one. Furthermore, our important result is that the dates of all three observed phenophases correlate significantly with the average of the daily temperature fluctuation in the given period. The second most often significant parameter is the number of frosty days, this also seem to be determinant for all phenophases. Usual approaches based on the temperature sum and the average temperature don’t seem to be really important in this respect. According to the results of the research, it has turned out that the phenology of geophytes can be well modelled with the linear combination of suitable meteorological parameters

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:climate change, phenophases, meteorology, cluster analysis, correlation, phenological models
Divisions:Faculty of Horticultural Science > Department of Mathematics and Informatics
Mathematics, Econometrics
Computer science
Funders:Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Council of Doctors
Projects:OTKA TS 049875, VAHAVA, KLIMA-KKT
ID Code:1457
Deposited By: Z. S.
Deposited On:19 Feb 2014 15:46
Last Modified:19 Feb 2014 15:46

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