Data from Kharouba & Wolkovich (2020): Disconnects between ecological theory and data in phenological mismatch research (Dryad Link)
Ailene Ettinger’s Meta-analysis of MicroClimate from Climate Change Experiments (doi:10.5063/F1QV3JQR)
Sally Gee’s Honors Thesis: Phenological sequences: a dataset of tree phenology from 25 species throughout one growing season (doi:10.5063/F19K48BD)
Tim Savas’ amazing photographic guide to woody plant spring phenology (doi:10.5063/F1M906MP)
UC-Davis Robert Mondavi Institute winegrape variety phenology (doi:10.5063/F1RF5S05)
Data from Lizzie’s PhD and postdoc years
The NCEAS ‘Forecasting Phenology’ working group that Lizzie and Ben Cook led created the STONE (Synthesis of Timings Observed in iNcrease Experiments) and NECTAR (Network of Ecological and Climatological Timings Across Systems) databases.
Data and metadata from Lizzie’s PhD research on the effects of non-native grass litter in coastal sage scrub communities are freely-available though the Knowledge Network for Biodiversity (KNB). GPS locations for plots are available upon request with approval from the field site’s biologist.
Data for Lizzie’s phenology review paper with Steph Pau are freely-available through KNB.
SOERE TEMPO — Phenology database focused on data from France, but covering other regions as well.
Fitter & Fitter’s dataset of first flowering dates in Chinnor, England is available with their Science article.
The amazing long-term record at Gothic, Colorado, collected by David Inouye, is now hosted on the Open Science Framework (and amazingly recently recompiled by Jane Ogilvie, Brian Inouye, Nora Underwood with coding help from Leithen M’Gonigle). If you’re interested contact them for how to request the data (or fill out this form).
NOAA maintains a short list of several phenology datasets here.
Much of Europe’s phenology data (especially the International Phenology Gardens) were organized through their COST 725 action, which morphed into PEP725. See also PPODB, a database focused on Central Europe and its related article here. Relatedly, the International Phenological Gardens.
The Swedish Phenology Network reviews their data here.
Virginia Tech’s Dendro website (not quite phenology, but close).
Harvard Forest data-sets are archived here.
Interpolated climate data is available via PRISM and/or NCEP/NCAR re-analysis products.
Keep up with climate change as it happens.
Climate data from NOAA Paleoclimate Archive can be found here.
And while we’re on the topic of climate, check out the US Climate Resilience toolkit.
USDA PLANTS is a stand-by for US work, the BIEN and TRY initiatives have created large databases of plant functional traits, and hopefully will someday make their data fully publicly available. Also based in Europe is LEDA. For the British Isles Ecoflora is fantastic. Also, the Angiosperm Phylogeny Website has useful info, as does Watson and Dallwitz’s Families of Flowering Plants.
Want to measure your own traits? Check out the trait handbook.
If you live in the northeast, check out GoBotany, which has an amazing online key. Also, I keep trying to remember MADHorse (maple, ash, dogwood, horsechestnut all have opposite branching). Or U-Conn’s Plant Database.
Kew’s Plants of the World.
I identified ants to species with help from the tremendous resources available at Antweb.
Store your data (and share it) … get started with these 10 Simple Rules.
Traits handbook: New handbook for standardised measurement of plant functional traits worldwide
Beautiful watercolors of apples, grapes and more, thanks to the USDA.