Phenology symposium 2019

Last changed: 06 December 2018

Phenological shifts and their impact on Society

- Application of phenology research in planning and decision-making 

Adjacent to the OIKOS meeting 2019 in Ultuna, Sweden, the Swedish National Phenology Network (SWE-NPN) holds a symposium on how deliverables from phenology research and data monitoring are of importance for planning and decision-making of stakeholders and for the general society for discovery and adaption to a changed climate.

Phenological shifts, i.e. changes in the timing of seasonal events, are well-documented effects of climate change, with potentially large impact on nature and society including biodiversity conservation, spread of invasive species and conditions for growth, pests or frost damage in agriculture and forestry, as well as on human health (allergies). The symposium will be framing questions especially interesting to stakeholders in public service and researchers that focus on monitoring and modelling the impact of climate change on nature, or e.g. modelling seasonal growth patterns.


The symposium is organized by SWE-NPN, as a joint effort of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (head organization of SWE-NPN) and the Lund and Gothenburg Universities, through the BECC consortium (Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate).


Registration for participation is now open. Last day for register is on the January 15, 2019. OBS! If you wish to hold an oral presentation and/or show a poster during the symposium, you need to apply for this NOT LATER THAN DECEMBER 19, 2018.

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Venue: SLU Campus Ultuna, Uppsala

Date and time: 4 February 2019 9:30 - 16:00

Participation is free of charge and includes lunch

Preliminary program (to be updated when details, especially speaker list, are settled):

9:30 Registration and coffee (poster presentations)
10:00 Introduction
10:05 Key-note speach 1: The benefit from phenological observations when tracking the effects of a changed climate in nature, from a stakeholder's perspective (prel. title)
10:50 Presentation 1
11:10 Presentation 2
11:30 Presentation 3
11:50 Lunch (poster presentations)
12:30 Key-note speaker 2: Kimberly Nicholas, ass. prof. Lund University
13:15 Presentation 4
13:35 Presentation 5
14:00 "Speed dating" - exploring the current and future use and demand for phenology deliverables 
15:30 Presentation of "results" from speed dating
16:00 Closure of symposium


Ola Langvall, Experiment Group Leader
Unit for Field-based Forest Research, SLU, +46 472 26 31 80


Arranging committée 

Ola Langvall, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, researcher and coordinator of the Swedish National Phenology Network
Åslög Dahl, Gothenburg University, researcher in BECC
Jacob Johansson, Lund University, researcher in BECC