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Pollination and Floral Ecology$
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Pat Willmer

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780691128610

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691128610.001.0001

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Pollination in Different Habitats

Pollination in Different Habitats

(p.575) Chapter 27 Pollination in Different Habitats
Pollination and Floral Ecology

Pat Willmer

Princeton University Press

This chapter examines pollination that occurs in different kinds of ecosystems and habitats, along with the implications for plant–pollinator interactions. It begins with a discussion of pollination in deserts and semiarid systems, taking into account habitat characteristics, flora and pollinating fauna, problems with triggering and timing of flowering, problems of highly dispersed flowers, increased reproductive allocation in plants, and issues of energetics, heat overload, and water balance for desert plants and animals. The chapter proceeds by considering pollination in Mediterranean ecosystems, humid tropics, and at high latitude and high altitude. Finally, it describes pollination on islands such as the Galapagos Islands, New Zealand, Hawaii, Madagascar, and Faroe Islands.

Keywords:   pollination, ecosystem, habitat, plant–pollinator interaction, deserts, Mediterranean, tropics, high latitude, high altitude, islands

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