Plant-pollinator and plant-soil interactions in houndstongue: biotic selection mosaics in a plant species from spatially structured dune habitat?

01 October 2010 → 30 September 2015
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Plant biology
population genetic structure fragmented landscapes herbivore-pollinator interactions
Project description

Habitat patches in fragmented landscapes are expected to harbor distinct pollinator and herbivore communities according to patch configuration and local environmental factors. Consequently, plant populations in fragmented landscapes are expected to experience distinct selection pressures exerted by local pollinators and herbivores. The goal of this study is to examine these selection pressures and their feedback with plant population genetic structure.