Create your own conference schedule! Click here for full instructions

Abstract Detail

Studying Plant Pollinator Interactions in Changing Environments: Approaches, Lessons and Future Directions

Havens, Kayri [1], Vitt, Pati [1].

Tracking Plant Phenology and its Importance for Plant-Pollinator Interactions.

Faced with a changing climate, plants may respond via plasticity, adaptation or migration, and failing one or more of these responses may go extinct, locally or globally. One common plastic or adaptive response to climate change is altered phenology. Phenological shifts are well documented in many plant species, with most of the temperate species studied exhibiting earlier leaf break and flowering in response to warming temperatures. We will discuss the development and use of Project BudBurst, a national citizen science campaign to track plant phenologies and how the data are being used. We will also provide a case study, using the rare native thistle, Cirsium pitcheri, on the importance of phenology for plant-insect interactions and the conservation of both plants and pollinators.

Log in to add this item to your schedule

1 - Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, IL, 60022, USA

plant-insect interactions
citizen science.

Presentation Type: Symposium Presentation
Session: SY08, Studying plant pollinator interactions in changing environments: approaches, lessons and future directions
Location: Chatham Ballroom - C/Savannah International Trade and Convention Center
Date: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
Time: 4:45 PM
Number: SY08008
Abstract ID:68
Candidate for Awards:None

Copyright © 2000-2016, Botanical Society of America. All rights reserved