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Trends in Spring Phenology of Western European Deciduous Forests

Trends in Spring Phenology of Western European Deciduous Forests | Temperate Deciduous Forest | Scoop.it

Plant phenology is changing because of recent global warming, and this change may precipitate changes in animal distribution (e.g., pests), alter the synchronization between species, and have feedback effects on the climate system through the alteration of biogeochemical and physical processes of vegetated land surface. Here, ground observations (leaf unfolding/first leaf separation of six deciduous tree species) and satellite-derived start-of-growing season (SOS) are used to assess how the timing of leafing/SOS in Western European deciduous forest responded to climate variability between 2001 and 2011 and evaluate the reliability of satellite SOS estimates in tracking the response of forest leafing to climate variability in this area."

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This is a great resource that discusses more in depth about the plants in deciduous forests and how they are becoming affected by recent climate change. This journal article details how the deciduous forest can be affected by natural changes.

 

The journal article passes the CRAAP test. This was published October 3, 2013, making it very current and relatable to the current temperate deciduous forests. It is very relevant in discussing how global warming, through humans, have affected the temperate forests. The article was written by the Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing at Wageningen University, showing how the authors have the authority to write this article accurately. This article used 56 different sources, all cited at the bottom. There may be some bias in this article given that most people who write about global warming generally care immensely about it. However, there are many reliable facts involved regardless.

 

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Temperate Deciduous Forest (NASA)

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This website page focuses on the relevant information and presents the information in a precise manner. It also discusses plant adaptations to the biome's climate and the various plant types found in the biome. In addition, it has precipitation and temperature graphs of the biome.

 

This is a reliable resource as it passes the CRAAP test. The webpage was developed by NASA, indicating that the author has authority to write the page. As it was developed by NASA, it is associated with the government with its .gov extension, making it reliable. The information is presented in an objective way without having any biases whatsoever. In addition, the information covers various aspects of the biome: its climate, vegetation, and location.

 

 

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Deciduous Forest- UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes (Gale Database)

Deciduous Forest- UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes (Gale Database) | Temperate Deciduous Forest | Scoop.it
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This article has information about the climate, animal and plant life, human dependence on temperate forests, and human/natural effects on temperate forests. It also contains a map with the location of the biome. However make sure to only look at the temperate deciduous forest information, as this article includes information over all forest types.

This article is an excellent resource as it was published fairly recently (2008) and provides an excellent coverage of information. It goes in extensive depth, while providing accurate unbiased information. The reading level is appropriate; it is not too sophisticated nor too basic. It provides information without taking any sides and presenting it in an objective way. This encyclopedia article is written by Marlene Weigel, who has published multiple books about biomes.

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Temperate Deciduous Forests

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This article about Temperate Deciduous Forests was written in 2002 so it is fairly recent and still applicable to these forests today. In addition to this, the study addresses many different aspects of the forests that are helpful, such as major global changes, NPP, and climate. It was written by Peter Reich and Lee Frelich and edited by Professor Harold Mooney and Dr. Joseph Canadell.

 

Given the numerous references listed at the bottom and the professionals who are listed as editing the study, this source is very accurate. In addition to this, the information is presented in a very factual and unbiased way so as not to sway the data. The information was written fairly recently in 2002, so the information is still relevant to the deciduous temperate forest biome today. The information goes into a great detail about the biome.

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Microfungus communities of Japanese beech logs at different stages of decay in a cool temperate deciduous forest Case Study (Gale database)

Microfungus communities of Japanese beech logs at different stages of decay in a cool temperate deciduous forest Case Study (Gale database) | Temperate Deciduous Forest | Scoop.it
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This case study focuses on the microorganisms present in this biome. It helps explain their role and their importance in the biome's ecosystem, mainly in recycling nutrients.

 

This case study is an fantastic resource as it is reliable. It was produced in the Canadian Journal of Forest Research. In addition, it was produced in 2009, making the information in it still applicable to today. One of the authors, Yu Fukasawa, is an Assitant Professor of Forest Microbial Ecology at Tohoku University. His experience as an Assistant Professor gives him the authority to write and conduct this case study. The information relates to the Temperate  Deciduous Forest as it focuses in on microorganism communities.

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Defining Forests (GALE Database)

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This is a very educational encyclopedia article that goes to a great depth the various aspects of the deciduous forest. It includes various pictures of plant and animal life in the biome as well as fun facts about the various life forms. However, make sure to only look at the information that pertains only to temperate deciduous forest.

 

This is a very reliable resource as it passes the CRAAP test. It presents the great depth of information in a purely objective way without endorsing or establishing any viewpoints or biases. The information was posted fairly recently in 2004 so all the information presented in it is accurate for today's biome. In addition, the author has written many published scholarly books and articles.

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Findings from University of Oviedo Provides New Data on Forest Ecology.(GREENR)

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This news article was written in 2013, only one year ago. It covers the changes in seedlings recently, an interesting detail regarding temperate deciduous forests. This article was written by news reporter-staff news editor at Ecology, Environment and Conservation, making it very reliable.

 

Because this news article was posted on the GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources) website, the article is accurate. It also has many reliable resources listed at the bottom, which the readers can click on to get more information about the study. It was published a year ago, making the information presented accurate and relevant to today. 

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Biomes Temperate Forest

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Located near the shores of continent, a temperate forest is moist and support all kinds of organism.
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This is a great video that summarizes most of the information and includes more details about the biotic life in this biome. It also includes details about the climate of the biome and the various animal adaptations. The video has good footage of the biome and the life in it. 

 

This video is a reliable resource as it passes the CRAAP test. It has very relevant information about the temperate deciduous forest and goes into great scope. The video was made by the Discovery Channel, a knowledgeable source that produces educational videos that many people watch. In addition, this video presents information in a purely objectionable way; there are no biases present in the video at all but instead it contains information and facts.

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Trends in Spring Phenology of Western European Deciduous Forests

Trends in Spring Phenology of Western European Deciduous Forests | Temperate Deciduous Forest | Scoop.it

Plant phenology is changing because of recent global warming, and this change may precipitate changes in animal distribution (e.g., pests), alter the synchronization between species, and have feedback effects on the climate system through the alteration of biogeochemical and physical processes of vegetated land surface. Here, ground observations (leaf unfolding/first leaf separation of six deciduous tree species) and satellite-derived start-of-growing season (SOS) are used to assess how the timing of leafing/SOS in Western European deciduous forest responded to climate variability between 2001 and 2011 and evaluate the reliability of satellite SOS estimates in tracking the response of forest leafing to climate variability in this area."

Sruti G.'s insight:

This is a great resource that discusses more in depth about the plants in deciduous forests and how they are becoming affected by recent climate change. This journal article details how the deciduous forest can be affected by natural changes.

 

The journal article passes the CRAAP test. This was published October 3, 2013, making it very current and relatable to the current temperate deciduous forests. It is very relevant in discussing how global warming, through humans, have affected the temperate forests. The article was written by the Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing at Wageningen University, showing how the authors have the authority to write this article accurately. This article used 56 different sources, all cited at the bottom. There may be some bias in this article given that most people who write about global warming generally care immensely about it. However, there are many reliable facts involved regardless.

 

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