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dc.contributor.authorEl-Ahmir, Sh-Hoob Mohamed
dc.contributor.supervisorProf. Byron Lamont
dc.contributor.supervisorProf. Mark Gibberd
dc.contributor.supervisorDr Tianhua He

This study investigated function, ecology and evolution of variation in seed size in Hakea (Proteaceae). I first revealed that the evolution of seed size is phylogenetically constrained. Using a series of glasshouse experiments, I further demonstrated that small-seeded Hakea species gain fitness advantage in environment with dry summer through rapid germination, early seedling emergence, and early true leaves emergence; small-seeded Hakea species are also better to tolerate herbivore predation than large-seeded congeners.

dc.publisherCurtin University
dc.titleFunction, Ecology and Evolution of Seed Size in Hakea (Proteaceae)
curtin.departmentDepartment of Environment and Agriculture
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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