Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorColla, Sheila
dc.contributor.authorHalvorson, Kennedy
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-26T18:59:06Z
dc.date.available2021-10-26T18:59:06Z
dc.date.issued2021-08
dc.identifierMESMP03573
dc.identifier.citationMajor Paper Master of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change, York University
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/38585
dc.description.abstractIn some Indigenous creation stories, Semaa (Nicotiana rustica) was one of the first plants on Turtle Island, given to humanity to facilitate discussions between the spiritual and physical realms. The original communicator, this paper explores one of the ways Semaa is in communication with the natural world. Through measuring the volume, sugar concentration, and sugar available in floral nectar secreted by Semaa over their flowering period, better insight was gained into the condition’s pollinators, florivores, and other animals may experience when visiting these plants. Semaa flowers secrete larger volumes of nectar throughout the night compared to during the day, while nectar concentrations stayed consistent throughout. Consequently, more nectar sugars are available to nighttime floral visitors. This finding suggests Semaa may produce nectar at relatively constant concentrations, regulating instead how much is secreted in response to the time of day.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsAuthor owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
dc.subjectPollinatorsen_US
dc.subjectPollination Servicesen_US
dc.subjectNative Beesen_US
dc.subjectConservation Managementen_US
dc.subjectBiodiversityen_US
dc.titleIn Communication with Semaa: Exploring Floral Nectar Secretion in Nicotiana Rusticaen_US
dc.typeMajor paperen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record