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Mountain Watch

is run by the

Appalachian Mountain Club


photo of Mountain Watchers at work

 

Description:

AMC's Mountain Watch is a citizen scientist monitoring program whereby hikers monitor and report the timing of alpine and mountain forest flowers bud break and flowering and document air quality from mountain vistas. Mountain Watch plant observations will aid researchers in understanding how and by what magnitude the biota on the mountains are responding to observed statistical changes in climate variables like temperature and snowmelt.

 

Open the Mountain Watch website

 

Keywords:

Topic - plant phenology, climate change, flowering

Audience - K-12, adults, families, hikers

Location - Appalachian Mountains, Eastern US

Goals - research, education

 

Contact:

Georgia Murray, Staff Scientist  tiny email icon

   603-466-2721 x111

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