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Daily Archives: Apr 15, 2019

AoBP special issue announcement: Population differentiation in plants

Plant populations continually change over space and time. Many factors contribute to this differentiation with some resulting in evolutionary change. Unravelling the relative importance...

Ovule size variations and the relative sizes of ovules to seeds

Is there selection minimizing the costs of ovule production? Such selection should lead to a smaller ovule size in relation to seed size and,...

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Habitat partitioning through reproductive interference in Geranium

We’re familiar with seeing insects flit from one flower to the next, carrying pollen as they do so. What happens when they...

Improving overyielding in legume-based mixtures

A major challenge when supporting the development of intercropping systems remains the design of efficient species mixtures. The ecological processes that sustain...

The Oaks of the North Are Unexpectedly Well-Defended

Normally you would expect plant defences to increase, the closer you get to the equator. This is where insect life is more...

Pollen on stigmas as proxies pollinator effectiveness

How do you measure the effectiveness of a pollinator? One common method is to sit patiently by a flower and watch for...
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