Could we know in which part of Earth or in which ecosystem we are just by looking at plant traits?


Location: Europark Maribor

Time: 14:00 – 21:00 


Based on morphological and functional traits (e.g. morphology, physiology, anatomy, phenology, reproduction) the classification of plants into groups can help us to define their ecological function in any ecosystem. Plant groups with similar function in ecosystem are defined as functional types. These functional types operate very similar on the level of organism and also have similar responses to environmental factors and they usually occupy similar ecological niches. Such good examples are colourful and big flowers of different plant species, especially from alpine regions. These traits can be easily observed and measured. Based on their observations and measurements visitors can then determine in what type of ecosystem a certain plant could be found.


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