2019 - 22nd Annual Steven Galovich Memorial Student Symposium

Presentation Title

Effect of Pollinator Availability on Reproductive Success in Claytonia Virginica

Student Presenter(s) and Advisor

Jessica Heard, Lake Forest CollegeFollow

Department or Major

Biology

Location

Lillard Lobby

Abstract

Variation in flowering time can determine the difference between reproductive success and failure in plants that rely on pollinators to move their pollen. Individual plants that mismatch their flowering times with pollinator activity may not produce seeds and fruits. Understanding how variation in flowering time can alter reproductive success will allow us to understand the possible implications of early/late flowering due to climate shifts and how this can cause flower-pollinator mismatch. Claytonia virginica, one of the first forest perennials to flower in the spring, is ideal for testing factors relating to the match of flowering phenology pollinator emergence.

Presentation Type

Poster

Start Date

4-9-2019 1:00 PM

End Date

4-9-2019 2:15 PM

Panel

Poster Session

Field of Study for Presentation

Biology

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Apr 9th, 1:00 PM Apr 9th, 2:15 PM

Effect of Pollinator Availability on Reproductive Success in Claytonia Virginica

Lillard Lobby

Variation in flowering time can determine the difference between reproductive success and failure in plants that rely on pollinators to move their pollen. Individual plants that mismatch their flowering times with pollinator activity may not produce seeds and fruits. Understanding how variation in flowering time can alter reproductive success will allow us to understand the possible implications of early/late flowering due to climate shifts and how this can cause flower-pollinator mismatch. Claytonia virginica, one of the first forest perennials to flower in the spring, is ideal for testing factors relating to the match of flowering phenology pollinator emergence.