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dc.contributor.advisorHouseman, Gregory R.
dc.contributor.advisorBuyuktahtakin, Esra
dc.contributor.authorQuick, Zachary I.
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-13T17:04:57Z
dc.date.available2014-10-13T17:04:57Z
dc.date.issued2014-04-25
dc.identifier.citationQuick, Zachary I. 2014. Assessment of Wind and Mammal Mediated Seed Dispersal of Sericea (Lespedeza cuneata). --In Proceedings: 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects. Wichita, KS: Wichita State University, p. 146
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/10828
dc.descriptionPresented to the 10th Annual Symposium on Graduate Research and Scholarly Projects (GRASP) held at the Heskett Center, Wichita State University, April 25, 2014.
dc.descriptionResearch completed at Department of Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, College of Engineering
dc.description.abstractThe invasive legume Lespedeza cuneata threatens native grasslands due to its strong competitive ability and high seed production. Seed size and shape suggest that wind and attachment to animals is not important for dispersal, yet populations can spread surprising distances within a few years. Using a series of experiments we tested the effectiveness of wind and mammal fur as mediators of seed dispersal. Our results show that wind disperses seeds farther than expected and that seeds readily attach to mammal fur suggesting that both contribute to the movement of L. cuneata across grasslands.
dc.description.sponsorshipGraduate School, Academic Affairs, University Libraries
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherWichita State University. Graduate School
dc.relation.ispartofseriesGRASP
dc.relation.ispartofseriesv.10
dc.titleAssessment of wind and mammal mediated seed dispersal of sericea (Lespedeza cuneata)
dc.typeAbstract
dc.rights.holderWichita State University


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