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What is Biometeorology?

Biometeorology is an interdisciplinary science studying the interactions between atmospheric processes and living organisms - plants, animals and humans. The most important question that biometeorology answers is:

How does weather and climate impact the well-being of all living creatures?

This would include reproduction, population fluctuations, and general health of the organism community.

Some example topics in biometeorology include:

  • The relationship between agricultural yields and weather
  • How weather affects domestic animal performance, health and well-being
  • The impact of weather on human health
  • How pollution affects certain tree species
  • Calculating the level of tolerance of organisms to environmental extremes
  • The effects of climate change on plant life cycle events (phenology)

The ISB represents the most comprehensive organization to bring together people with expertise in these areas.