Evolution of geophytes?

mark akimoff makimoff76@gmail.com
Thu, 07 Feb 2019 09:28:45 PST
Hello,

I'm wanting to put together an introductory power point on the evolution of
geophytes to be used in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math)
outreach at local schools. I'm interested in the story telling aspect of
it, and Martyn Rix' "Growing Bulbs" has a great introductory chapter on the
evolution of flowers that covers things like the Crocus, and subterranean
ovaries as an adaptation to grazing pressure. Or for instance, fall
blooming speciation as an adaptation to  seasonal migration of grazing
herds across elevational gradients.

Beyond that book does anyone have any other books, articles, ideas,
theories, etc? That might be useful in introducing evolution of geophytes
as a curriculum? I'm leaning towards tying it in to current issues like
zeric adaptations for changing climate or pollution tolerance, that sort of
thing.

Any help from this brain trust would be much appreciated!

Thanks,
Mark Akimoff
illahe
Salem, Oregon
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