EcolChange seminar: Junichi Fujinuma about bamboo genet structure dynamics in a tropical rainforest

Seminar of the Department of Botany and Centre of Excellence EcolChange

Speaker: Junichi Fujinuma is a postdoctoral researcher at the Macroecology workgroup of University of Tartu. During his PhD studies, he worked at the University of the Ryukyus, examining population ecology at East Asian tropics.

Title of the talk: Dynamics of the genet structure of two clumping bamboos in tropical rainforest

Time: Thursday, 18 February 2021 at 14.15

Place: Virtual seminar in Zoom

Summary: Tropical bamboos persist in a wide range of light conditions and quickly respond to changes in light availability. However, the mechanisms underpinning this ability remain unknown. In the seminar I will overview life histories of tropical bamboos in East Asia, and then focus on the dynamics of bamboo population at ramet and genet bases. The demographic responses along the gradient of light availability will shed light on how woody grasses maintain their populations in rainforest understories. 

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