Project

Natural selection on floral- and mating traits in insect-pollinated plants.

Duration
01 October 2008 → 30 September 2011
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Ecology
    • Plant biology
    • Environmental science and management
    • Other environmental sciences
Keywords
pollination floral evolution plant-pollinator interactions
 
Project description

The evolution of plant mating systems relying on animal-pollinators to reproduce, make such plant species particularly sensitive for the occurrence and behaviour of their specific pollinators. In this work we investigate the exact mechanisms responsible for this enormous diversity on breeding sysems and how they may affect population viability via its impact on the process of recruitment and offspring fitness.