Acquisition and analysis of unexploited datasets suitable for the detection of the impacts of environmental change
Analysing phenological records can be a useful way to detect environmental change. Phenological response in turn, can impact on other natural events or on agriculture. Novel datasets, that provide information on other aspects of environmental change, have only marginally been considered in climate research so far. Such datasets can therefore be used as alternative indicators of environmental change.
The major focus of the project is to find, generate and analyse unexploited or novel datasets (covering at least 20 years) suitable for the detection of climate change impacts. The project comprises work in archives, museums and research groups to identify novel datasets. By processing and analysing the data, environmental change and the causes of change are then identified.
2010 - 2013