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Abstract Climate change has driven many organisms to shift their seasonal timing. Are humans also shifting their weather-related behaviors such as outdoor recreation? Here we show that peak attendance in US national parks experiencing climate change has shifted 4 days earlier since 1979. Of the nine parks experiencing significant increases in mean spring temperatures, seven also exhibit shifts in the timing of peak attendance. Of the 18 parks without significant temperature changes, only 3 exhibit attendance shifts. Our analysis suggests that humans are among the organisms shifting behavior in response to climate change.
Author Buckley, L. B.; Foushee, M. S.
Author Address Department of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA. buckley@bio.unc.edu
DOI 10.1007/s00484-011-0508-4
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Date Nov
EPub Date 2011/11/24
ISSN 1432-1254 (Electronic) 0020-7128 (Linking)
Issue 6
Journal International Journal of Biometeorology
Keywords Climate Change/ history; History, 20th Century; History, 21st Century; Humans; Recreation/ history; Time Factors; United States
Language eng
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Notes Buckley, Lauren B Foushee, Madison S Historical Article United States Int J Biometeorol. 2012 Nov;56(6):1173-7. doi: 10.1007/s00484-011-0508-4. Epub 2011 Nov 23.
Pages 1173-1177
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Title Footprints of climate change in US national park visitation
Volume 56
Year 2012
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