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phe·nol·o·gy

(fe-nol'ŏ-jē),
The study of the biologic rhythms of plants and animals, particularly those rhythms showing seasonal variation.
[G. phainō, to appear, + logos, study]

phenology

(fĭ-nŏl′ə-jē)
n.
1. The scientific study of periodic biological phenomena, such as flowering, breeding, and migration, in relation to climatic conditions.
2. The timing of a periodic biological phenomenon in relation to climatic conditions.

phe′no·log′i·cal (fē′nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
phe′no·log′i·cal·ly adv.
phe·nol′o·gist n.

phenology

(fē-nŏl′ō-jē) [Gr. phainesthai, to appear, + logos, word, reason]
The study of the effects of climate on living things.

phenology

the study of the times of occurrence of periodic biological events in relation to environmental factors.
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Seed priming influence on early crop growth, phenological development and yield performance of linola (Linum usitatissimumL.).
If the phenological changes in a species are not at the same pace as the climatic shifts it will lead to a mistiming of several seasonal activities [19].
At this developmental stage of the plant phenological stages, the occurrence of pest species is more intense, especially Lepidoptera larvae, Coleoptera (weevils), Hemiptera (bugs) and Acari (mites) (Marur & Ruano, 2003).
This is based on an underlying assumption that shoots on the same grapevine are phenologically autonomous, meaning that the phenological development of a shoot (or cluster) on a grapevine is not influenced by the phenology status of other shoots.
Not all phenological projects involve technology, and some datasets may not seem scientific at first glance.
I found that reproductive phenological events of Nunavut plants that occur later in the growing season are advancing more than those that occur earlier, reflecting the fact that in the Arctic, late growing season temperatures are rising more than early season temperatures.
plant height, dry matter and leaf area index also affected severely at various phenological stages under CLCuD infestation.
The animals were fed on cold season cultivated pastures, with and without energetic supplementation, and in three grass phenological stages (vegetative, pre-flowering and flowering).
The methodology used for the phenological evaluation of guabiju tree was carried out in a direct and qualitative way through analysis of the periods in which flowering and fruiting phenophases occurred (D'ECA NEVES; MORELLATO, 2004).
Such earlier phenological responses are adaptive, meaning they are associated with fitness benefits, for example higher reproductive output.