1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025

Do you live on campus and love watching trees? Do you want to learn about how climate change affects tree phenology? You can contribute to 7000+ observations on tree phenology from 36 educational campuses across the country by joining the Campus Phenology Network (CPN). CPN is a network of educational campuses asking the question – how does climate change affect tree phenology?

Tree phenology is the study of how trees put out leaves, flowers and fruits seasonally, a process linked intimately with the environment and climate change. As concerned citizens, one way of understanding the impacts of climate change is to systematically document the changes in tree phenology across the country.

Read an update from the first Campus Phenology Network cohort of 2023-2024 here.

How to participate?

1. Monitor weekly tree phenology for one year: Monitor a minimum of ten trees per species of one or more species from our list for a minimum of 26 weeks in one year

2. Monitor weekly weather parameters for one year

We will provide training and more details on how to participate in an introductory workshop in March 2024.

What is the project duration?

This is the second cohort of the project and the duration is one year, from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025

How to join the Campus Phenology Network

You can join the network by filling out the registration form before 1 March 2024. We will share further details with you over email.

How can this benefit you?

  • At the end of one year, all significant contributors (minimum 26 weeks of observations on all registered trees) and their colleges will receive a certificate of participation.
  • All significant contributors will also become a part of the SeasonWatch Citizen Scientist Network which will be credited in all publications arising from this data.
  • As a student or educator living on campus, the CPN will provide you with the opportunity to network with other academics through profile pages on the SeasonWatch website.
  • You will also have the opportunity to participate in a capacity-building workshop where you can learn skills such as data analysis, inference, presentation, and creative writing.
  • The CPN will also be a community and forum to learn more about trees, climate change and the environment.

Contact us

If you have any queries regarding the network, please write to sw@seasonwatch.in with the subject line ‘Campus Phenology Network’