EcolChange seminar – Chun-Neng Wang about how pollinatiors affect plant flower color

Seminars of Department of Botany, Doctoral School of Earth Sciences and Ecology and Centre of Excellence EcolChange

Speaker: Chun-Neng Wang is associate Professor at Institute of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology of National Taiwan University, Taiwan. He studies plant development from genetic and evolutionary aspects. He is visiting Tartu University under the framework of Erasmus+ program.

Title of the talk: Over-dispersion of flower colour assembly due to possible competitions for pollinators in alpine community of Taiwan

Time: Thursday, 6. June 2019 at 15.15

Place: Tartu, Lai 40-218 (Vaga auditorium)

Summary: Taiwan is a subtropical island yet mountains extending to 3900 m high with temperate origin species relic in alpine areas.  Alpine community species tend to be more divergent in floral color than expected by chance. Our analysis revealed that over-dispersion of floral color is probably driven by competitive exclusion for limited pollinators in alpine.

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