Effects of Forest Cover on Fruit Set in the Woodland Herb, Maianthemum canadense (Liliaceae)

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Effects of Forest Cover on Fruit Set in the Woodland Herb, Maianthemum canadense (Liliaceae)

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dc.contributor.author Hisatomo, Taki
dc.contributor.author Kevan, Peter G.
dc.contributor.author Yamaura, Yuichi
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-18T15:23:22Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-18T15:23:22Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Hisatomo, T., Kevan, P. G., and Yamaura, Y. "Effects of Forest Cover on Fruit Set in the Woodland Herb, Maianthemum canadense (Liliaceae)." The Canadian Field-Naturalist 122.3 (2008): 234-238
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/2426
dc.description.abstract Animal pollination has been recognized as an essential ecosystem function that is potentially under various environmental stresses. We investigated the landscape effects of forest cover at multiple spatial scales on the sexual reproductive success of a common woodland herb in North America, Maianthemum canadense. This species is a self incompatible species and pollinated by insects requiring natural landscapes. Nine populations were selected in deciduous forests within agricultural fields of southern Ontario, Canada. We investigated whether fruiting success decreases as forest cover surrounding the plant populations increases at the landscape scale. Forest cover was quantified by the proportion of forest within six different radii from 250 to 1500 m. Analyses showed relationships with the proportion of forest at 750- and 1000-m radii and fruiting success in populations of M. canadense. These findings suggest potential local extirpation of M. canadense and indicate that forest loss can negatively impact on even some common woodland herbs.
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Canadian Field-Naturalist en_US
dc.subject Carolinian forest en_US
dc.subject forest fragmentation en_US
dc.subject habitat isolation en_US
dc.subject habitat loss en_US
dc.subject pollinator en_US
dc.subject Ontario en_US
dc.title Effects of Forest Cover on Fruit Set in the Woodland Herb, Maianthemum canadense (Liliaceae) en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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