Project Number: 2080-21000-015-10
Start Date: Nov 01, 2010
End Date: Sep 30, 2015
1) The breeding biology of C. douglasii will be studied in a common garden by comparing achene and seed sets at caged flowers, openly visited flowers, and manually self- and cross-pollinated flowers in our common garden. Combined with flower production, we can then estimate seed production per plant by each treatment. 2) A chronosequence of accessible large Great Basin wildfires will be visited during spring bloom and the bee faunas of 1-2 target wildflower species will be quantitatively sampled in and outside of the fire perimeter. Bloom density, forb diversity, shrub density and densities of the dominant wildflowers will be characterized by standard plant community measures.