Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration

UC Santa Barbara researchers part of statewide project to digitize flowering plant species, facilitating climate change research

Wed, 2018-10-31 15:25 -- sellis



by Jeff Mitchell

Most would agree that flowers play an important and colorful role in making the world around us a more beautiful place.

To close observers, however, flowers also play a key “canary in the coal mine” role: The timing of their blooms informs us of the ecological health of the planet and, specifically, about the growing intensity of global climate change.

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