Population ecology, genetics and biology of Silene nutans (Caryophyllaceae), a rare plant species in Belgium



life strategies, population genetics, evolution, rare plants, threatened plants, adaptations, phenotypical plasticity, terrestrial, chalk grasslands, ecology, species borders, coastal dunes, chalk, cal, calcareous soils, sandy soils, open woodlands, Ecology, Genetics, Marine and coastal habitats, Dry grasslands and steppes, 2. Origins, Maintenance and Change of Biodiversity, Biogeography, Morphology, Phylogeny and evolution, Systematics and taxonomy, Conservation, Restoration and Sustainable Use of Biodiversity, Western Europe, Belgium, Caryophyllaceae, Silene nutans, Cistaceae, Helianthemum nummularium, Helianthemum apenninum, vascular plants


Belgium {Geographical scope}
Dry and Sub-humid Lands {Habitat type}


Name Role Start End
Van Rossum, Fabienne co-promotor
Meerts, Pierre co-promotor


Name Role Start End
Laboratory of Plant Ecology and Biogeochemistry unknown


Reference Role
Van Rossum F., Meerts P., Gratia E. & Tanghe M., 1999. Ecological amplitude in relation to allozyme variation in Silene nutans at the western margin of its distribution. Journal of Vegetation Science, 10: 253-260. author
Van Rossum F., 2000. Amplitude synécologique de Silene nutans L. (Caryophyllaceae) en Belgique. Dumortiera, 75: 11-24. author
F. Van Rossum, J. De Bilde & C. Lefèbvre. 1996. Barriers to hybridization in calcicolous and silicicolous populations of Silene nutans from Belgium. Belgian Journal of Botany, 129: 13-18. author
F. Van Rossum, X. Vekemans, P. Meerts, E. Gratia & C. Lefèbvre. 1997. Allozyme variation in relation to ecotypic differentiation and population size in marginal populations of Silene nutans. Heredity, 78: 552-560 author
H. H. Bruun, F. Van Rossum & L. Ström. 2001. Exudation of low-molecular weight organic acids by germinating seeds of two edaphic ecotypes of Silene nutans L. Acta Oecologica, 22: 285-291. author
F. Van Rossum, X. Vekemans, E. Gratia & P. Meerts. 2003. A comparative study of allozyme variation of peripheral and central populations of Silene nutans L. (Caryophyllaceae) from Western Europe: implications for conservation. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 242: 49-61. author

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