PHÉNOCLIM: phenology and climate

Phénoclim is a scientific and pedagogical program initiated in the Alps in 2004 ( or by the CREA-Montblanc.

Phenology—the moment an event occurs in a plant’s life cycle —has a great influence on climatology (among other factors). This is a very useful system for analysing how climate change affects the plant’s life cycle, and how these adapt.

The project invites the public to measure the climate change impact on mountain fauna and flora, based on regular observations on phenological changes in common species such as spawn, lilac, spruce, or red pine... to measure advances or steps backwards in the calendar in a scientific way, and to relate it to the influence of the climate.

Ash flowers, one of the trees followed in the Phénoclim project due to its ecological breadth.

Does every species react the same way? At different altitudes or spillages changes occur at the same time?

Phénoclim seeks answers to these questions, to advance knowledge of the adaptation of vegetation to climate change.

The Andorra Research + Innovation CLASSROOM, works to stimulate the citizen science project within all the educational systems of Andorran schools. The Phénoclim program, which links scientific branches such as meteorology, botany, and climate change, currently has the active participation of the students, with the support of teaching teams from various schools in the country, which perform and introduce observations on the flora of their nearby environment.

In Andorra, the action started in 2019 with several actions to make the project known, framed within the funding project POCTEFA FLORAPYR. It later became part of the OPCC's ADAPYR project.

This project is funded by the Interreg-POCTEFA program and is supported by the Department of Higher Education, Research and Study Assistance ( of the Government of Andorra complementary call for European grants POCTEFA 2014 - 2020, AUEP010-AND/2019 reference.