New Study Evaluates and Predicts Large-Scale Variations of Leaf Coloration throughout the Continental U.S. Using Macroscale Observations and Models

Wednesday, Jul 2, 2014

A new study coauthored by AOS Faculty Member David Medvigy explains the environmental factors that cause the leaves to change color in autumn.  Variations in the timing of leaf coloring throughout the U.S., why the leaves of different species change color at different times, and how the timing of leaf coloring will change over the next 100 years are discussed.   The lead author of the paper is Su Jong-Jeong, a former AOS postdoctoral associate presently at NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  The paper, titled "Macroscale prediction of autumn leaf coloration throughout the continental United States," was recently published online in Global Ecology and Biography and can be found here.