This project addresses population biology of heavy-metal tolerant species. The project aims at characterizing genetic variation and phenotypic plasticity of life history and other fitness-related traits, and their correlations with heavy metal tolerance and accumulation. The main study cases are Thlaspi caerulescens, Armeria maritima and other species of the so-called "calamine" flora of Western Europe.
terrestrial, adaptation, ecology, zinc, heavy metal tolerance, evolution, population variation, natural selection, Ecology, Eco-toxicology, Phylogeny and evolution, Bio-, Chemistry and chemical ecology, Biogeography, Demography and life-history, Genetics, Morphology, Physiology, Systematics and taxonomy, Dry grasslands and steppes, Cultivated and artificial habitats, Origins, Maintenance and Change of Biodiversity, Systematics, Inventorying and Classification, Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, Western Europe, Belgium, France, Thlaspi caerulescens, Brassicaceae, vascular plants, Arabidopsis halleri
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|Meerts P. & Van Isacker N., 1997. Heavy metal tolerance and accumulation in metallicolous and non-metallicolous populations of Thlaspi caerulescens in continental Europe. Plant Ecology 133: 221-231.||author|
|Meerts P. & Grommesch C., 2001. Soil seed-banks in a heavy-metal polluted grassland at Prayon (Belgium). Plant Ecology 155: 35-45.||author|
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