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Apr 25 2023

E&E Seminar: “Consequences of environmental variation for plant populations: earlier flowering under climate change and pollinator declines” by Amy Iler (Chicago Botanic Garden)

April 25, 2023

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

a lady in a plaid shirt sitting in nature with mountains in the background


SELE 4289

Please join us on April 25, 2023 at 12:30 pm in SELE 4289 for an E&E Seminar featuring Dr. Amy Iler (Chicago Botanic Garden)


Host: Emily Minor

Abstract: Earlier flowering is one of the most widespread biological responses to climate change, and these shifts in the timing of flowering are especially pronounced at high elevations and high latitudes, places were climate change is occurring rapidly. This talk will therefore begin by examining what is driving these changes in flowering dates, using subalpine plants in the Colorado Rocky Mountains as a case study. After thinking about drivers of earlier flowering, we will consider population-level consequences of earlier flowering. Another type of environmental variation that my group thinks about a lot is fluctuations in pollinator services, and this talk will conclude by examining the effects of altered pollination for plant population dynamics, something we know surprisingly little about.


Emily Beaufort

Date posted

Sep 13, 2022

Date updated

Apr 5, 2023