Swedish Forest Phenology

SND-ID: 2021-194

This study is part of the collection Phenology observations and studies

Description Data and documentation

Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Ola Langvall - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Unit for Field-based Forest Research orcid

Mikaell Ottosson Löfvenius - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Unit for Field-based Forest Research

Description

As part of the SLU environmental monitoring and assessment program, the Experimental Forests of the university collect detailed phenological measurements and observations on the tree species downy birch (betula pubescens), silver birch (betula pendula), Norway spruce (picea abies) and Scots pine (pinus sylvestris), and on two berry shrubs common in the Swedish forest, bilberry (vaccinium myrtillus) and lingonberry (vaccinium vitis-idaea). The dataset includes detailed data on leaf and shoot development on the tree species, and on flowering, emergence of unripe and ripe berries on the berry species during the years 2006-2020. The dataset shows the averaged values of measurements and observations performed on several individuals during the same assessment day.

The dataset includes temperature sums, calculated from climate monitoring data performed at each observation site.

The dataset also includes R-scripts that read and handle the observation data tables by interpolation between assessment days and between temperature sum levels at assessments, to get estimated daily values and values for ev

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Language

English

Swedish

Research principal, contributors, and funding

Funding

  • Funding agency: SLU environmental monitoring and assessment program
Protection and ethical review

Data contains personal data

No

Method

Time period(s) investigated

2006–ongoing

Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Geographic description: Phenological assessments are performed at five locations throughout Sweden, in Umeå, Vindeln, Mora, Asa and Simlångsdalen.

Publications

Langvall, O., Ottosson Löfvenius, M. (2021) Long-term standardized forest phenology in Sweden: a climate change indicator. Int J Biometeorol 65, 381–391 (2021).
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-019-01817-8

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Dataset
Swedish Forest Phenology dataset

Version 1

Citation

Ola Langvall. Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Unit for Field-based Forest Research (2021). <em>Swedish Forest Phenology dataset</em>. Swedish National Data Service. Version 1. <a href="https://doi.org/10.5878/jbab-cy46">https://doi.org/10.5878/jbab-cy46</a>

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Data format / data structure

Numeric

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Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Ola Langvall - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Unit for Field-based Forest Research orcid

Time period(s) investigated

2006–ongoing

Data collection

  • Description of the mode of collection: Assessments on trees and berry scrubs of phenological parameters
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2006
  • Temporal resolution: 7 day
  • Spatial resolution: 5 kilometres
Published: 2021-08-05
Last updated: 2021-09-21