María E. Amat

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Clonal growth can be a double-edged sword for endangered species, because the short-term insurance against extinction may incur a longer-term hazard of creating small inbred populations with low fecundity. In the present study, we quantify the advantages and disadvantages of clonal growth regarding the fitness of the central Iberian monotypic endangered(More)
Pollen limitation occurs when sexual reproduction is decreased due to inadequate pollen receipt. Limitation is usually associated with the quality and the quantity of pollen; still, most studies do not discriminate between the two. We used hand-pollination experiments and observations of floral visitors to determine the mating system and limitations to seed(More)
Many seeds are dormant when shed from the mother plant. This unique characteristic of plants poses challenges in conservation and many different treatments have traditionally been used to break dormancy. When germination only occurs under certain circumstances, recruitment may be insufficient and the viability of plant populations may be threatened. A(More)
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