Plant conservation programs have traditionally focused on understanding and managing populations of imperiled species. However, conservationists have been extending their purview to include inter-species interactions, and delving into the realm of ‘community ecology’. In this talk, Loy will be discussing why community ecology matters to plant conservation, and how climate change may be threatening plant diversity by altering inter-species interactions. He will be drawing from his research experience on annual wildflowers found in the Mediterranean woodlands of Western Australia, as well as his most recent work conducted in montane meadows of the Colorado Rockies.
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