Summer 2014 Projects

Here is a list of activities that we have planned for the summer of 2014:

Tour Staffanson and Hegg Lake
Distribute tools, equipment, and pouches

Week 1
Measure EA in p8:qGen2 See q2 Measure Protocol

Experimental Plot Management
Broadcast seed p1 – plan for 2015
Broadcast seed p2 – plan for 2015
Broadcast seed p8 – LE/SW completed May 2014
Weed experimental plots as necessary
Cut trees in p1 & p8
Mow aisles in p1
Flag & post signs in p1
Collect Bouteloua curtipendula & Schizachyrium scoparium for seeding in plots

Experiments in Remnants
Plant Lydia’s seedlings (parents are EA nearest to E. pallida at Hegg in Davis’s 2013 exp) – LE/SW/KM completed May 2014
Monitor recruitment exp. See Recruitment Protocol 2013
Staffanson – BFS; phenology, style persistence, harvest, demography
Asynchrony, isolation, compatibility (Remnants TBD) – phenology & crossing
Assess pollinator community with pan-traps (Diersen) (planned for 2014?)
Conduct annual census of flowering EA demo2014Protocol
Refind seedlings from previous years in August

Experiments in plots
Identify flowering EA p1 & p2
Assess phenology p1 & p2

Design Aphid experiment
Conduct Aphid experiment

Conduct long-term pollen limitation experiment
Conduct resource limitation experiment (tops o’ heads)

Measure EA in experimental plots

Exp. plot Alt. name Start End
expt01 main & 99s
expt02 Jennifer’s
expt03 Amy’s
expt04 Caroline’s
expt05 Staffanson
expt06 Josh’s & hybrids 25 June 25 June
expt07 Hybrids at Hegg
expt08 q2 14 June 27 June
expt09 Lydia’s

Measure Hesperostipa in p1
Measure Dichanthelium in p1-99s
Harvest Hesperostipa in p1
Chop grasses in p6:Josh’s
Harvest heads. See harvestProtocol2014.pdf