Subalpine Meadows at Mt. Rainier, credit: Anna Wilson

Phenological Reassembly

Climate change is altering ecological communities by changing species distributions and abundances. This “community reassembly” has profound consequences for species interactions and ecosystem function. Communities can also reassemble in time if their seasonal periods of activity respond differently to climate cues. We developed this concept, called “phenological reassembly” by examining how co-flowering relationships changed in a diverse perennial plant community in Mt. Rainier National Park.

This project resulted in a paper published in Ecology in 2017.