Abstract Detail



Ecology

Whaley, Shelby [1], Krakos, Kyra [1].

Winter drought effects on Ratibida pinnata reproductive ecology.

Temperate plant reproductive biology can be impacted by events such as climate change. In this study, the reproductive success of a Missouri native plant, Ratibida pinnata, is determined by comparing milder winters with low precipitation and more intense summers. Pollinator observations, pollen loads and seed viability were measured to determine current main pollinators and pollination success in drought and non-drought years. We found morphological changes occur along with a shift from Bombus to Halictidae pollination in drought years. There is also lower reproductive success in the average percent of viable seeds. Further collection is needed to determine long-term effects. 


1 - Maryville University

Keywords:
Ratibida pinnata
reproductive biology
morphology
drought
ecology.

Presentation Type: Poster This poster will be presented at 6:15 pm. The Poster Session runs from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Posters with odd poster numbers are presented at 5:30 pm, and posters with even poster numbers are presented at 6:15 pm.
Number: PEC010
Abstract ID:920
Candidate for Awards:None


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