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Method matters: pitfalls in analyzing phenology from occurrence records
  • Elise Larsen,
  • Vaughn Shirey
Elise Larsen
Georgetown University
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Vaughn Shirey
Georgetown University
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Abstract

Large occurrence datasets provide a sizable resource for ecological analyses, but have substantial limitations. Phenological analyses in Fric et al. (2020) were misleading due to inadequate curation and improper statistics. Our reanalysis of 22 univoltine species with sufficient data for independent analysis found substantive differences in macroscale phenological patterns.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

08 Dec 2020Submitted to Ecology Letters
08 Dec 2020Assigned to Editor
08 Dec 2020Submission Checks Completed
07 Jan 2021Reviewer(s) Assigned
27 Jan 2021Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
23 Feb 2021Editorial Decision: Accept