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Gary Braasch
Photographer & Journalist
PO Box 1465
Portland, OR 97207 USA
Phone: 503.860.1228

Environmental Photography


Climate change app for IPad and IPhone,
Painting With Time: Climate Change.

UN Calendar Portfolio

Climate Change in England, Phenology

(New studies from the English Channel coast reveal dramatic shifts in ocean and tide pool animals that match increases in ocean and air temperature. Please go to the
Temperate-zone page

Pushing the Boundaries of Life: England

David Walker, Dungeness Bird Observatory, England

England's long history of nature observation makes it a center of phenology, the study of when natural events such as flower blooming and bird nesting occur. There and all across Europe, detailed records show rising average temperatures are affecting natural processes. David Walker of the Dungeness Bird Observatory holds a chiffchaff Phylloscopus collybita, a warbler whose yearly migration and nesting are much earlier now than in the mid-20th century.

Ornithologist Andrew Gosler, Oxford University

Ornithologist Andrew Gosler of Oxford University records the date of egg laying of great tits Parus major, in Wytham Wood. Monitoring 900 nestboxes since the 1960s, this project, run by the Edward Grey Institute of Field Ornithology, has documented a three week advance in date of first laying, which is "entirely consistent with the weather." British Trust for Ornithology records confirm similar advances for many other birds.

Quercus robur

One of the most dramatic changes to the British countryside is the earlier budding of the famous English oaks, Quercus robur. These trees are monitored on a canopy walkway at Wytham Environmental Change Network. Across Europe, 30 years of records from botanical gardens show that the growing season is almost 11 days longer due to earlier spring and later fall events.

"Sez who?":  References 4

Each of the foregoing photos reports on documented science, peer-reviewed published studies and scientific literature surveys. Those references are listed later in this Web site, along with climate change data, World View of Global Warming project advisors, and links to some sources of climate information.

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