You are here: Home / Database / Indicators / Animal phenology
(u'obs_scen_ter', u'biodiversity_ind')
Original page

Indicator

Animal phenology

Description

  • Many animal groups have advanced their life-cycles in recent decades, including frogs spawning, birds nesting and the arrival of migrant birds and butterflies. This advancement is attributed primarily to a warming climate.
  • The breeding season of many thermophilic insects (such as butterflies, dragonflies and bark beetles) has been lengthening, allowing more generations to be produced per year.
  • The observed trends are expected to continue in the future but quantitative projections are rather uncertain.

Reference information

Websites:
Source:
EEA

Keywords

CLIM025, bird, temperature

Climate impacts

Extreme Temperatures

Elements

Observations and Scenarios

Sectors

Biodiversity, Transport

Geographic characterization

Global

Document Actions