Research on the functional and reproductive traits and population dynamics of endangered and invasive plant species. Research on the impact of climate changes on the stability of populations of endangered plant species.
Annotation of the dissertation
Hypothesis. Functional and reproductive traits of certain plant species lose their adaptive effect on their survival because of the habitat loss, their fragmentation and alterations of the structure, as well as because of the climate changes.
The aim of this study is to evaluate effect of functional and reproductive traits on the stability of populations of endangered plant species
1. To determinate environmental factors affecting the state of populations of endangered plant species.
2. To evaluate the effect of environmental factors on the functional and reproductive traits of plants.
3. To investigate the effect of functional plant traits on the reproductive characteristics and efficiency of reproduction.
4. To develop guidelines for the conservation of populations of endangered plant species under the climate changes.
Scientific articles published in conference proceedings, indexed in „Clarivate Analytics Web of Science“ database:
- Gudžinskas Z., Taura L. Rediscovery of endangered species Laphangium luteoalbum (Asteraceae) in Lithuania. – Botanica, 28(1), 60–66. 0.35513/Botlit.2022.1.7
- Gudžinskas Z., Taura L. Confirmed occurrence of the native plant species Eleocharis ovata (Cyperaceae) in Lithuania. – Botanica, 27(1), 44–52.
- Gudžinskas Z., Taura L. New alien plant species recorded in South Lithuania. – Botanica, 26(2), 170–183.
- Taura, L., Gudžinskas Z. 2020. Life stages and demography of invasive shrub Cytisus scoparius (Fabaceae) in Lithuania. – Botanica, 26(1), 1–14.
- 2017m. 07 / 08. Chonnam National University (South Korea).
International scientific conferences:
- Participation in an international scientific conference ,,EMAPI 14“ Ecology and Management of Invasive Alien Species. The conference was hosted in Portugal, city of Lisbon, 2017 m. September 4–8 d. Poster presentation: Potential and real seed production of Cytisus scoparius in native and invasive populations.
- Participation in an international scientific conference ,,NEOBIOTA” 12th International Conference on Biological Invasions. The conference was hosted in Estonia, the city of Tartu, 2022 m. September 12–16 d. Poster presentations: 1. Alien and invasive species affect the populations of the Baltic coastal endemic species Linaria loeselii. 2. What factors led to the lightning spread of Erechtites hieraciifolius northwards?