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March 1, 2021

Media Object: Shifting Spring | After Dark Online

Part of the Conversations about Landscape series Land, People, Place

What is the meaning of spring? It may seem clear: a seasonal shift as the days lengthen and warm, blooms start to appear on trees, and birds and bees get busy. But the signs of spring may be different for different people, organisms, and ecosystems—and they may vary from year to year, influenced by climate change and other factors.  

In this After Dark, part of our series Conversations about Landscape, we’ll be joined by scientists who observe nature through different lenses, from the community-driven science project iNaturalist to long-term scientific observations of landscapes and plankton in San Francisco Bay, and find out what their observations reveal about shifting seasons and the broader impacts of climate change on landscapes, ecosystems, and human communities.