I regret to report that one of the world's most spectacular adaptive radiations is no match for man's best friend. I had a lovely pink columbine in full bloom until my dog Eddie decided he was ready to begin his own career as a gardener. As beautiful and effective as those nectar spurs may be, they're no match for jaws. Perhaps we can get Justen Whittall to model the type of spur that might be required for specialization to a canine pollinator?
Dechronization is authored by evolutionary biologists interested in the development and application of methods for estimating phylogeny and making phylogeny-based inferences. The goal of the blog is to provide a forum for discussion of the latest research and methods, while also providing anecdotes, tidbits of natural history, and other related information.