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Rocky Mountain Wildflowers Have Changed Their Blooming Pattern In Response To Climate Change
2014-03-18 10:34:15

Heather Dewar, University of Maryland 39-year bloom count reveals a series of changes attributed to warmer climate A unique 39-year study of wildflower blooms in a Colorado Rocky Mountain meadow shows more than two-thirds of alpine flowers have changed their blooming pattern in response to climate change. Not only are half the flowers beginning to bloom weeks earlier, but more than a third are reaching their peak bloom earlier, and others are producing their last blooms later in the...

2014-03-17 23:01:19

A University of Maryland professor's 39-year tally of two million wildflower blooms shows a complex series of changes due to a warmer climate, with probable ripple effects for birds, bees and other animals. (PRWEB) March 17, 2014 A unique 39-year study of wildflower blooms in a Colorado Rocky Mountain meadow shows more than two-thirds of alpine flowers have changed their blooming pattern in response to climate change. Not only are half the flowers beginning to bloom weeks earlier, but...

Early Snow Melts Mean Fewer Butterflies
2012-03-16 10:24:51

Long-term data suggests that an early snow melt in the Rocky Mountains starts a chain reaction that ends with decreased butterfly population. Biologists from Stanford University conducted the research on the Mormon Fritillary butterfly at Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL). According to the data, when snow melts early in the Rocky Mountains, fewer flowers bloom; When fewer flowers bloom, nectar becomes less available. This, in turn, means that fewer butterflies are born. This...

2011-06-16 06:30:00

GOTHIC, Colo., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL), an internationally renowned center for scientific research on high-altitude ecosystems, today announced the election to its Board of Trustees of Jeremy Levin, D.Phil., MB BChir. Dr. Levin is Senior Vice President of Strategy, Alliances and Transactions at Bristol-Myers Squibb. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110616/DC20832) Dr. Ian Billick, Executive Director of RMBL,...


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