Phenology and Seasonality Modeling

  • Helmut Lieth

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N3-xv
  2. Introduction to Phenology and the Modeling of Seasonality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Helmut Lieth
      Pages 3-19
  3. Methods for Phenological Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Forest Stearns, Helmut Lieth
      Pages 23-24
    3. Richard J. Hopp
      Pages 25-43
    4. Byron O. Blair, James E. Newman, Jack R. Fenwick
      Pages 45-54
    5. Stanley A. Morain
      Pages 55-75
    6. Joseph M. Caprio, Richard J. Hopp, Jack S. Williams
      Pages 77-82
    7. Harrison L. Flint
      Pages 83-97
  4. Seasonality in Trophic Levels

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Helmut Lieth
      Pages 101-102
    3. Roger C. Anderson
      Pages 103-111
    4. Frances Green, Joe Edmisten
      Pages 113-126
    5. William E. Bradshaw
      Pages 127-137
    6. Charles M. Weise
      Pages 139-147
    7. Michael H. Smith
      Pages 149-162
    8. Barry A. Katz, Helmut Lieth
      Pages 163-184
  5. Representative Biome Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Helmut Lieth
      Pages 207-208
    3. Frans-Emil Wielgolaski
      Pages 209-214
    4. Thomas L. Ackerman, Sam A. Bamberg
      Pages 215-226
    5. Norman French, Ronald H. Sauer
      Pages 227-236
    6. Harold A. Mooney, David J. Parsons, Jochen Kummerow
      Pages 255-267
    7. Gordon W. Frankie, Herbert G. Baker, Paul A. Opler
      Pages 287-296
  6. Modeling Phenology and Seasonality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Helmut Lieth
      Pages 299-300
    3. Paul E. Waggoner, Jean-Yves Parlange
      Pages 301-327
    4. Richard Reader, John S. Radford, Helmut Lieth
      Pages 329-342
    5. Katharina Lettau, Heinz Lettau
      Pages 343-352
  7. Applications of Phenology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 365-365
    2. Richard J. Hopp, Helmut Lieth
      Pages 367-368
    3. Frans-Emil Wielgolaski
      Pages 369-381
    4. Paul E. Waggoner
      Pages 401-405
    5. Harold E. Schlichting Jr.
      Pages 407-413
    6. Charles L. Kramer
      Pages 415-424
    7. Forest Stearns
      Pages 425-429
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 431-444

About this book


The pulse of life with the seasons is a classic theme of biology, equally cap­ turing every man's curiosity about early and late milestones of every year's cycle and the critical physiologist's inquiry into life's subtle signals and responses. Natural historians of ancient and renaissance time as well as today have charted the commonsense facts behind inspired traditions of poetry and practical rules for growing food and fiber. This volume brings together several ways of organizing the basic principles of phenology. These find order in the otherwise overwhelming mass of detail that captures our fleeting attention, like the daily newspaper, and then tends to fade into the overstuffed archives of history. Is this order so obvious and understandable that there is no longer any scien­ tific challenge to "phenology" as a tradition? Or does apparent simplicity mask a complex and ultimately baffling obstacle to the understanding of seasonality in even those few indicator plants and animals we know best, not to men­ tion the less known species or races making up the rest of each major land­ scape unit or ecosystem? Denying both these hasty opinions, we think that this volume well illustrates a range of questions and answers-from soundly established (but not trivial) doctrine to exciting inquiry about how ecosystems are organized.


Jahreszeit Phänologie animals biology ecosystem ecosystems plants

Editors and affiliations

  • Helmut Lieth
    • 1
  1. 1.University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1974
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-51865-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-51863-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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