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LUNCHBOX Talk: Seed Dispersal: The Ingenious Ways that Plants Move Around
with Heather Summer, NCBG Seed Program Coordinator


Date: Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM


Flowering plants have developed interesting ways of moving their seeds into suitable habitats for germination and growth, sometimes using external factors such as wind or animals. This talk will give an overview of the different ways flowering plants disperse their seeds and the effect that seed dispersal has on plant diversity.

About LUNCHBOX Talks: Bring your lunch and join us for a free lecture! Pre-registration required.


About the presenter:

Heather Summer is the Seed Program Coordinator for the North Carolina Botanical Garden.  She has a B.S. in Biology (with a concentration in botany) from Florida State University and an M.S. in Ecology from the University of Georgia.  Prior to joining the Garden, Heather worked as a regional vegetation ecologist and project manager for NatureServe in Durham, and as a field biologist for the Florida Natural Areas Inventory in Tallahassee, FL and the J.W. Jones Ecological Research Center in Newton, GA.


Registration open through 9/21/2017 12:00 PM EST



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