Image: Andrew Hacket-Pain
5 December 2019
6.00pm - 7.30pm
Lecture Theatre 6, Rendall Building, Bedford Street South, Liverpool, L69 7WW
This talk focuses on recent work on the dynamics of “masting”. This is a fascinating reproductive strategy found in many perennial plants, in which plants switch between years of bumper and lean seed crops, rather than producing seeds and fruits regularly every year. Remarkably, trees are able to synchronise these bumper seed years, even across distances of several hundred kilometres. Andrew will give the background on attempts to understand this phenomenon, including identifying how individual trees know when to mast, how and why masting evolved as a reproductive strategy, and the consequences of masting for ecosystems.
Joint event with University of Liverpool.
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