Transitions Studies in Flowering Plants

by Rolf Baumberger

Incipient Speciation (1)

Analysis and Interpretation

Diplacus australis - t-> Diplacus puniceus B6 -> B1 transect

C6 -> C1 transect 2012

If one analyzes two times six populations (across a "transition zone") along with an east-west cross-section in the multidimensional representation (corolla width, pedicle length, style length, and L * a * b-colors), one can also see here that the point cohort after an east-west drive shift towards the red attractor(s). In the lower left color phase-space (C6-C1), one can also see possible trajectories or possible path from the yellow state to the red state.

You can be confident that it is a dynamic attractor system by repeating the recordings after five years and comparing the two charts.

If the points are now moving in the direction of the red attractor point, the second variant of incipient speciation has been found (color only).