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Modeling plant phenology database: Blending near-surface remote phenology with on-the-ground observations

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Author(s):
Mariano, Greice C. [1] ; Morellato, Leonor Patricia C. ; Almeida, Jurandy [1, 2] ; Alberton, Bruna [3] ; de Camargo, Maria Gabriela G. [3] ; Torres, Ricardo da S. [1]
Total Authors: 6
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Inst Comp, BR-13083970 Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Fed Univ Sao Paulo UNIFESP, Inst Sci & Technol, BR-12247014 Sao Jose Dos Campos, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Estadual Paulista UNESP, Inst Biosci, BR-13506900 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING; v. 91, p. 396-408, JUN 2016.
Web of Science Citations: 5
Abstract

Phenology research handles multifaceted information that needs to be organized and made promptly accessed by scientific community. We propose the conceptual design and implementation of a database to store, manage, and manipulate phenological time series and associated ecological information and environmental data. The database was developed in the context of the e-phenology project and integrates ground-based conventional plant phenology direct observations with near-surface remote phenology using repeated images from digital cameras. It also includes site-base information, sensor derived data from the study site weather station and plant ecological traits (e.g., pollination and dispersal syndrome, flower and fruit color, and leaf exchange strategy) at individual and species level. We validated the database design through the implementation of a Web application that generates the time series based on queries, exemplified in two case studies investigating: the relationship between flowering phenology and local weather; and the consistency between leafing patterns derived from ground-based phenology on leaf flush and from vegetation image indices (%Green). The database will store all the information produced in the e-phenology project, monitoring of 12 sites from cerrado savanna to rainforest, and will aggregate the legacy information of other studies developed in the Phenology Laboratory (UNESP, Rio Claro, Brazil) over the last 20 years. We demonstrate that our database is a powerful tool that can be widely used to manage complex temporal datasets, integrating legacy and live phenological information from diverse sources (e.g., conventional, digital cameras, seed traps) and temporal scales, improving our capability of producing scientific and applied information on tropical phenology. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 14/00215-0 - Remote phenology and leaf exchange patterns towards a sazonality gradient
Grantee:Bruna de Costa Alberton
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 10/51307-0 - Floristic diversity and seasonal patterns of rupestrian fields and cerrado
Grantee:Leonor Patricia Cerdeira Morellato
Support type: Research Grants - Research Partnership for Technological Innovation - PITE
FAPESP's process: 07/52015-0 - Approximation methods for visual computing
Grantee:Jorge Stolfi
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/50155-0 - Combining new technologies to monitor phenology from leaves to ecosystems
Grantee:Leonor Patricia Cerdeira Morellato
Support type: Research Program on Global Climate Change - University-Industry Cooperative Research (PITE)
FAPESP's process: 10/52113-5 - e-phenology: the application of new technologies to monitor plant phenology and track climate changes in the tropics
Grantee:Leonor Patricia Cerdeira Morellato
Support type: Research Program on Global Climate Change - Regular Grants
FAPESP's process: 09/18438-7 - Large-scale classification and retrieval for complex data
Grantee:Ricardo da Silva Torres
Support type: Regular Research Grants