This research explores the consequences of soil moisture variation on the fitness of crop-wild hybrid offspring, using Raphanus raphanistrum (wild radish) and its crop relative (Raphanus sativus, crop radish). This research will aid in better weed control measures. Thus far, our research at KSR has revealed that altered soil moisture changes parental care (creating more vigorous weeds in many ecological scenarios), rates of hybridization, and plant demography.
Principal Investigator: Lesley Campbell
Researcher: Zachary Teitel