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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 - Climate change, impacts and vulnerability in Europe 2012 report

Keywords

CLIM025, bird, temperature

Climate impacts

Elements

Observations and Scenarios

Sectors

Biodiversity

Geographic characterization

Global

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