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Effects of frost on wildflowers: an unexpected consequence of climate change--image 04 of 22

A graphical representation of a frost event at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (Colorado). The temperature dipped to 25.1 F on 11 June 2004. Winter snowpack melted at the monitoring location on 8 May that year. The late-spring frost killed flower buds that had developed in the four weeks following snowmelt.
Temporal and geographic description Daily temperature record from early June to early September at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory, Colorado (9,500').
Legend (figures or tables) A temperature record showing a late spring frost on 11 June 2004 that killed flower buds of several wildflower species.
Resource Group A slide show about the effects of frost on Colorado wildflowers at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory.
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Keywords temperature record, RMBL
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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 W. Inouye
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Primary Author Affiliation Dept. of Biology
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-4415
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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 09:16:54
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  • mcmilla
Date Last Modified 2013-04-01 21:17:02
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