Robert Hevey PhD Student

Major adviser:  Pati Vitt, PhD           

Research: Tolerance range determination of Lespedeza spp.

Research Interests: Seed ecology, climate change; restoration ecology; plant migration; invasive species

Current Research

My research investigates dormancy, germination and seedling establishment of two native bush clovers (Lespedeza capitata and L. virginica).  Extensive laboratory trials will explore dormancy break and germination across temperature gradients.  Germination trials will be conducted using a variety of plating mediums and seedling establishment will be conducted using soils of various attributes.