Ecological diversification and niche evolution in the temperate zone’s largest genus: Carex
Hipp, Andrew L. , Jimenez-Mejias, Pedro , Waterway, Marcia J. , Hahn, Marlene , Roalson, Eric H. .
Ecological diversification and niche evolution in the temperate zone’s largest genus: Carex.
Sedge of the genus Carex (Cyperaceae) are ecologically important in habitats that range from tundra and dry sand prairies to open wetlands and bottomland forests. They comprise the largest component of plant biodiversity of any angiosperm genus in a wide range of northern temperate habitats. Yet due in part to the taxonomic difficulties that the genus presents, its utility as a model for understanding ecological diversification and niche evolution has been largely unrealized. In this symposium, we explore the ecological dimensions of Carex diversification in the context of a global revision of Carex classification by The Global Carex Group (http://systematics.mortonarb.org/cariceae).
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1 - The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL, 60532-1293, USA, 630-725-2094
2 - Washington State University, Biología Molecular E Ingeniería Bioquímica, PO Box 644236, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, 99164-4236, USA
3 - McGill University, Plant Science-Macdonald Campus, 21111 Lakeshore, Ste Anne De Bellevue, QC, H9X 3V9, Canada, 514/398-7851 X-7864
4 - The Morton Arboretum, Herbarium, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL, 60532-1293, USA
5 - Washington State University, School Of Biological Sciences, Abelson Hall 339, Pullman, WA, 99164-4236, USA, 509/332-2181
Presentation Type: Symposium Presentation
Location: Salon 11/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Time: 8:00 AM
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