Plant mating systems in a changing world.

  title={Plant mating systems in a changing world.},
  author={Christopher G. Eckert and Susan Kalisz and Monica A. Geber and Risa D. Sargent and Elizabeth Elle and Pierre-Olivier Cheptou and C Goodwillie and Mark O. Johnston and John K. Kelly and David A. Moeller and Emmanuelle Porcher and Richard H. Ree and Mario Vallejo-Mar{\'i}n and Alice A. Winn},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  volume={25 1},
There is increasing evidence that human disturbance can negatively impact plant-pollinator interactions such as outcross pollination. We present a meta-analysis of 22 studies involving 27 plant species showing a significant reduction in the proportion of seeds outcrossed in response to anthropogenic habitat modifications. We discuss the evolutionary consequences of disturbance on plant mating systems, and in particular whether reproductive assurance through selfing effectively compensates for… CONTINUE READING
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