May 12 2009

12:00 BSRB 154

Doug Scofield
UCLA Dept of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Ecological and genetic diversity of seed and pollen dispersal in plant populations


Plants rely on pollen dispersal to find mates, and seed dispersal to find sites for their progeny. Gene flow arising from this movement of gametes and propagules determines local to landscape genetic structure in plant populations. Dispersal studies in plants have largely focused on determining dispersal distances and various approaches to modeling these 'dispersal kernels'. However, the large majority of dispersal datasets show a great deal of variation which can confound analysis. Recent developments have begun to focus on the diversity consequences of dispersal, first as an alternative methods of determining spatial patterns, but more recently, as perhaps a more fruitful view of the dispersal process itself.















































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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