Connecting African phenologists

The African Phenology Network was formed in 2017 to bring together ecologists and meteorologists throughout the continent in coordinated long-term study of seasonal and interannual patterns in essential biological cycles, such as flowering or fruit-bearing.

The African Phenology Network enables and resources research collaborations between scientists, widens access to existing research data and grows African leadership in the field. Its ultimate research aim is to understand the climatic drivers of plant productivity and reproduction across forested Africa, and thereafter to provide an open evidence-base to decision-makers looking to predict and mitigate the effects of climate change in the region.

The network is currently managed by the Steering Group. We would like to see as wide a group as possible involved in the development and management of this network. If you have any suggestions, want to propose an article for the blog, contribute to the publications list or let us know about upcoming events please get in touch by email at africanphenologynetwork [at] gmail.com or via twitter @AfricanPhenoNet.