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Title: Avian pollination in Australia
Author: Nelson, Isabel Louise
ISNI:       0000 0001 3441 1025
Awarding Body: University of Bristol
Current Institution: University of Bristol
Date of Award: 2007
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Bird pollination is essential to the reproduction and survival of many plant species. Using the Australian bird pollination system, this thesis comprised three main areas of investigation: 1. "Pollination syndromes", which are convergent suites of floral traits, are traditionally thought to reflect specialisation on different pollinator types. However, the reliability of pollination syndromes in predicting pollinators has recently been questioned. 2. Virtually all studies of intra-specific variation in flower colouration in birdpollinated plants have focused on colour variation that is dramatic to human vision and have subjectively classified flower colouration using human vision. 3. Plant-pollinator interactions are threatened by anthropogenic activities, such as habitat loss and introductions of alien species.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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