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2013 (Vol. 5, Issue: 04)
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Responses of Plantsí Phenology to Climate Warming in the Desert Area in Northwestern China

Zhaofeng Chang, Shujuan Zhu, Fugui Han, Shengnian Zhong and Qiangqiang Wang
Corresponding Author:  Shujuan Zhu 

Key words:  Climate warming, desert plants, minqin, plant phenology, response, ,
Vol. 5 , (04): 500-505
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January 07, 2013 January 31, 2013 April 15, 2013
Abstract:

With climate warming, plantsí spring phenology has advanced while autumn phenology has delayed. How does the phenology of desert plants respond to climatic variation? To reveal it, this study analyzed the phenological data of 22 desert species growing in the Minqin Desert Plants Botanical Garden located in the typical desert area in northwest China. The data was observed during the year 1974-2009. Results revealed that comparing with the literatures available, the temperature in the study area since 1974 rose more significantly and plantsí growing periods were longer. Both the advance of arborís spring phenology and the delay of herbís autumn phenology were obviously greater than that reported in available literature. The starting date of spring phenolgy advanced markedly. From 1974 to 2009, the starting date of spring phenology, the ending date of autumn phenology and plantsí growing duration experienced 6 stages. The phenological changes in different stages were closely related to temperature variation.
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Zhaofeng Chang, Shujuan Zhu, Fugui Han, Shengnian Zhong and Qiangqiang Wang, 2013. Responses of Plantsí Phenology to Climate Warming in the Desert Area in Northwestern China.  Advance Journal of Food Science and Technology, 5(04): 500-505.
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