Skip to Main Content
U.S. Forest Service
Caring for the land and serving people

United States Department of Agriculture

Home > Search > Publication Information

  1. Share via EmailShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on Twitter
    Dislike this pubLike this pub
    Author(s): Susan E. MeyerBurton K. Pendleton
    Date: 2015
    Source: American Journal of Botany. 102(10): 1666-1675.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
    PDF: View PDF  (973.0 KB)

    Description

    Patterns of reproductive output in blackbrush did not track current growing season precipitation, but instead were regulated by prior-year weather cues. The strength of the response to the masting cue depended on habitat quality, with higher mean reproductive output, shorter intervals between years of high seed production, and lower CVp at more favorable sites. Wind pollination efficiency was demonstrated to be an important evolutionary driver of masting in blackbrush, and satiation of heteromyid seed predator-dispersers was supported as an evolutionary driver based on earlier studies.

    Publication Notes

    • You may send email to rmrspubrequest@fs.fed.us to request a hard copy of this publication.
    • (Please specify exactly which publication you are requesting and your mailing address.)
    • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
    • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

    Citation

    Meyer, Susan E.; Pendleton, Burton K. 2015. Evolutionary drivers of mast-seeding in a long-lived desert shrub. American Journal of Botany. 102(10): 1666-1675.

    Cited

    Google Scholar

    Keywords

    blackbrush, Coleogyne ramosissima, mass flowering, predator satiation, resource matching, wind pollination efficiency

    Related Search


    XML: View XML
Show More
Show Fewer
Jump to Top of Page