We publish all our data generally on KNB (you can check out our lab data management plan here). Thus, we no longer update this page to include a list of absolutely all data produced by the lab. Instead we highlight major datasets we have created as well as other important datasets and related resources. Check out our Publications page, where we try to link to data used in each paper. 

Lab data

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.

For Lizzie’s paper on phenology and plant invasions I used data from the USDA PLANTS database and Project Budburst (2008 year).

Data for Lizzie’s phenology review paper with Steph Pau are freely-available through KNB.

Data resources


USA National Phenology Network maintains a good list of historical phenology datasets here. They also have a variety of ways to download and explore their Nature’s Notebook data.

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.

Washington DC’s network of phenological observations since 1970 is available here, with the complete flora info.

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.


The KNMI Climate Exploresite maintains a great set of organized resources.

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.

Plant data:

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.

Range maps of European plants, and of North American ones.

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.

Harvard’s MCZ museum has a good database with layered images of Caribbean insects.

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.