Arctic plants are full of surprises

Hot off the press – our paper about the phenological responses to experimental and natural warming over 21 years at my PhD field site, Alexandra Fiord on Ellesmere Island (Canada). We were surprised to find that although experimental warming leads to earlier flowering, flowering did not advance over the duration of the study, even though there was more than 1 °C of ambient warming at the same time. Check out the paper to satisfy your curiosity about the causes of this surprising result! It is now available in its unformatted early-online version at Global Change Biology. Unfortunately it’s not open access, but if you need a copy, just email me!