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Published Feb. 6, 2013 3:28 PM

Plant reproductive success is depending on temperature and climate during growth season, pollinator availibility and visitation rate, and interactions among plants, e.g. competition for resources and facilitated pollinator attraction. Plants in alpine regions face even larger climatic constraints and may also suffer from pollination limitation because of decrease in available pollinators with altitude. By including abiotic conditions, mutualistic interactions (pollination) and population qualities in elevational gradient consisting of 21 populations of the obligate out-crossing, lateflowering species Leontodon autumnalis var. taraxaci (Mountain Hawkweed) I wish to find out which predictors explain the observed variance in reproductive success. The fieldwork was performed at southfacing slopes of Sandalsnut and Kvanjolnut, Finse, Ulvik municipality – Norway.

 

Published Feb. 6, 2013 1:51 PM

Dividing available resources between reproduction and different somatic processes in organisms is associated to trade-offs in each species life-history. The variability in cost responses in plants has been discussed upon the variability in environmental conditions. We established a field experiment at Sanddalsnuten with the alpine herb, Parnassia palustris L. in focus. The reproductive level was artificially manipulated to determine if there exists cost of reproduction in this species. The field experiments involved manipulations of temperature regime by using open top chambers (OTCs) to simulate a warmer climate, and manipulations of current level of reproductive investment by supplemental hand-pollination (increasing output) and bud removal (decreasing output). Growth, survival, and reproduction was then determined the next year and compared inside and outside the OTCs.

 

Published Feb. 4, 2013 12:31 PM

Plant reproductive success is depending on temperature and climate during growth season, pollinator availibility and visitation rate, and interactions among plants, e.g. competition for resources and facilitated pollinator attraction. Plants in alpine regions face even larger climatic constraints and may also suffer from pollination limitation because of decrease in available pollinators with altitude. By including abiotic conditions, mutualistic interactions (pollination) and population qualities in elevational gradient consisting of 21 populations of the obligate out-crossing, lateflowering species Leontodon autumnalis var. taraxaci (Mountain Hawkweed) I wish to find out which predictors explain the observed variance in reproductive success. The fieldwork was performed at southfacing slopes of Sandalsnut and Kvanjolnut, Finse, Ulvik municipality – Norway.