Our meeting theme is "Seeds and Change"
Seed ecophysiology: The changes in dormancy and germination status that
seeds themselves undergo, and how these changes are regulated.
Seed evolutionary ecology: The bigger picture of how seeds have changed in
response to natural selection over short to very long time scales.
Seed community ecology: Seed responses to environmental change whether
through germination, seed bank persistence or dispersal. Dynamic relationships
with dispersers, predators, pathogens and other plant species are also included.
Seed restoration and conservation ecology: The pivotal role played by
seeds in human efforts to restore damaged ecosystems and stem biodiversity
loss in the face of global climate change and other threats.