What can Henry David Thoreau Teach Us About Climate Change?

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Are there any takeaways from this study that people may find surprising?

What are the long-term effects of climate change on fruiting/flowering times? Why is this important for people to understand?

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You note that your lab has been working with Thoreau’s observations for almost two decades and there is still more to learn from his findings as they relate to modern climate change research. From your perspective, what else could we continue to learn from Thoreau’s research and how does it impact how we think about climate change or other prominent environmental issues?

Why is it important to digitize resources such as plant specimens when it comes to this type of research? What role do visual assets play when it comes to understanding/expanding your work?

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