Phenology and Biology of Climate Change Investigation

This lesson is an investigation of the impact of climate change on the phenology of a variety of taxa, including migrating birds and hibernating animals in the Colorado Rockies. Students analyze 40 years of data collected by Billy Barr from the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory.

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Digital RMBL (Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory)
Activity takes 3-4 class periods.

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Organization on website is not intuitive. The link to the actual lesson and module is given at the top of the page but not repeated at the example lesson.

Students need Excel and access to a computer so they can use the visualization data tool.

Visualization tool is difficult to interpret but provides good source of investigations.

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