Recent paper proposing a Flower Economics Spectrum (FES)

In April 2019, I was invited to attend a small working group in Brazil, organized by Fernando A.O. Silveira at the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. We spent a weekend in the countryside talking about flower form, evolution, and ecology, and we hammered out the first conceptual steps towards building a Flower Economics Spectrum. A little over a year later, our paper–heavily revised and with additional authors–has now been published online. We hope that the ideas we advance in this paper will be rigorously tested, as there remain so little data about floral structural traits.

The full text is now published online at New Phytologist here.

Adam B. Roddy
Assistant Professor

My research interests include plant structure, function, and evolution, with an emphasis on the biophysical factors that influence plant responses and resilience to the environment.