Data Set Citation:
When using this data, please cite the data package:
NCEAS 12574: Cook: Forecasting phenology: Integrating ecology, climatology, and phylogeny to understand plant responses to climate change , National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis , and Wolkovich E. 2012.
STONE: Synthesis of Timings Observed in iNcrease Experiments
nceas.982.6 (https://knb.ecoinformatics.org:443/knb/metacat/nceas.982.6/nceas)
General Information:
Title:STONE: Synthesis of Timings Observed in iNcrease Experiments
Identifier:nceas.982
Abstract:
The Synthesis of Timings Observed in iNcrease Experiments (STONE) database includes data from over 37 warming experiments focused explicitly on assessing phenological change with temperature increases. Only studies that gave data on phenological shifts and the temperature change were included. These data have been used in a study comparing experimental and observational results of temperature change (Wolkovich et al.) and in a study linking performance and a species' ability to track climate (Cleland et al.). See Wolkovich et al. for extensive details on the data.
Keywords:None:
  • plant phenology
  • warming
  • Northern hemisphere
  • climate change
  • experiments
Publication Date:2012-02-22
Data Table, Image, and Other Data Details:
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File
Data Table:Study manipulation data ( View Metadata | Download File download)
Data Table:Response data ( View Metadata | Download File download)
Data Table:Temperature manipulation: Duration of measurement ( View Metadata | Download File download)
Data Table:timingstudy.csv ( View Metadata | Download File download)

Involved Parties

Data Set Creators:
Organization:NCEAS 12574: Cook: Forecasting phenology: Integrating ecology, climatology, and phylogeny to understand plant responses to climate change
Organization:National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis
Individual: Elizabeth Wolkovich
Address:
Biodiversity Research Centre,
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada
Email Address:
wolkovich@biodiversity.ubc.ca
Data Set Contacts:
Individual: Elizabeth Wolkovich
Address:
Biodiversity Research Centre,
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4 Canada
Email Address:
wolkovich@biodiversity.ubc.ca
Associated Parties:
Individual: Theresa Crimmins
Individual: Stephanie Pau
Individual: Steven Travers
Individual: Elizabeth Wolkovich
Individual: Jenica Allen
Individual: Elsa Cleland
Metadata Providers:
Individual: Elizabeth Wolkovich

Data Set Characteristics

Geographic Region:
Geographic Description:Warming (temperature increase) experiments mainly from North America and Europe with several studies from Asia and Australia.
Bounding Coordinates:
West:  0.0000  degrees
East:  0.0000  degrees
North:  90.0000  degrees
South:  90.0000  degrees
Time Period:
Begin:
1983
End:
2009

Sampling, Processing and Quality Control Methods

Step by Step Procedures
Step 1:  
Description:

Meta-analysis of warming experiments

The Synthesis of Timings Observed in iNcrease Experiments (STONE) database includes data from over 37 warming experiments focused explicitly on assessing phenological change with temperature increases. To find these studies we searched the Web of Science (ISI) for Topic=(warm* OR temperature*) AND Topic=(plant* AND phenolog*) AND Topic=(experiment* OR manip*) in November 2009 and examined all 401 records, updating results through December 2010. To obtain the most accurate data we contacted authors, requesting access to their data (receiving 16.7% of data directly) then extracted phenological event dates and magnitude of warming data from the papers if authors could not share data. Studies conducted in distinctly different areas or habitats presented in one paper were each treated as individual sites. We compared all data once extracted and removed data that appeared to be duplicated (e.g., a publication would use data from 1994-1996 and another 1996-1999, if the data were identical we included the 1996 data only once), but we did not combine studies that appeared to be conducted at the same field site unless they specifically stated they were from the identical experiment. We generally extracted data for all treatments reported (e.g., several studies had additional snow or precipitation treatments) but found we had only sufficient data on temperature treatments for comparisons and analyses. We extracted all phenological data across all events (leafing, flowering and fruiting)

Data Set Usage Rights

Free use, but please contact Wolkovich before use.
Access Control:
Auth System:knb
Order:allowFirst
Allow: [read] public
Allow: [all] uid=nceasadmin,o=NCEAS,dc=ecoinformatics,dc=org
Allow: [all] cn=knb-prod,o=NCEAS,dc=ecoinformatics,dc=org
Allow: [all] cn=esa-moderators,dc=ecoinformatics,dc=org
Allow: [read] [write] uid=ewolkovich,o=unaffiliated,dc=ecoinformatics,dc=org
Metadata download: Ecological Metadata Language (EML) File