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Effects of frost on wildflowers: an unexpected consequence of climate change--image 02 of 22

An example of a late spring frost and snow event at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL), at 9,500 feet in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. This photograph was taken on 13 June 2001, when the temperature went down to 21.5 F, (-5.8 C). This cold period killed flower buds of several wildflower species that had already produced leaves and buds.
Temporal and geographic description 13 June 2001, Gothic, Colorado, site of the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory.
Resource Group A slide show about the effects of frost on Colorado wildflowers at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory.
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Life science discipline (subject)
Keywords Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory,RMBL
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Educational Language
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Pedagogical Use Description The slide show could be used as part of a lecture on the consequences of climate change, or the ecology of the Rocky Mountains.
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Full Name of Primary Author David Inouye
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Primary Author Affiliation Dept. of Biology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-4415
Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, PO Box 519, Crested Butte, CO 81224
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  • dwinouye
Submitter Name David Inouye
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Rights Free use with attribution. Contact photographer if you want a higher-resolution version. And contact author if you'd like a single file with all the slides so you don't have to download them one at a time (this capability may be added to EcoEd in the future).
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Drought and Water Ecosystem Services Collection Off
Conservation Targets Under Global Change Collection On
Big Data Collection Off
Editors Choice No
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Date Of Record Submission 2011-12-01
I Agree to EcoEdDL's Copyright Policy & Terms of Use No
Date Of Record Release 2012-01-04 09:16:10
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  • mcmilla
Date Last Modified 2013-04-01 21:23:34
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