Addressing a long-standing paradox: How do dioecious plant species persist?

Principal Investigators:

Simon A. Queenborough

Breeding system impacts on the ecology and evolution of coexisting plant species. Perhaps the best example of such impacts is exemplified by dioecious plant species (those with separate male and female individuals), populations of which suffer a fitness cost because of the lower number of seed-bearing stems relative to ecologically similar hermaphroditic species. To maintain per capita growth rates that are equal to their hermaphroditic counterparts, female individuals in dioecious populations must exhibit one or more fitness advantages, which might... more

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ActivityDatesFurther Information
Postdoctoral Fellow20th January 2010—31st August 2011Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Simon A. Queenboroughsimon.queenborough@yale.eduUniversity of Sheffield

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Bai, Xuejiao; Queenborough, Simon A.; Wang, Xugao; Zhang, Jian; Li, Buhang; Yuan, Zuoqiang; Xing, Dingliang; Lin, Fei; Hao, Zhanqing. 2012. Effects of local biotic neighbors and habitat heterogeneity on tree and shrub seedling survival in an old-growth temperate forest. Oecologia. Vol: 170. Pages 755-765. (Online version)
Journal Article Gao, Jiang-Yun; Queenborough, Simon A.; Chai, J. P. 2012. Flowering sex ratios and spatial distribution of dioecious trees in a south-east Asian seasonal tropical forest. Journal of Tropical Forest Science. Vol: 24(4). Pages 517-527.
Journal Article Queenborough, Simon A.; Comita, Liza S. 2011. Should ecological science be ethical?. Union Seminary Quarterly Review. Vol: 63. Pages 18-25.
"Addressing a long-standing paradox: How do dioecious plant species persist?" is project ID: 12349