How does cross-pollination affect native species? | TALON Talk 2022

Hello! Welcome to my TALON Talk.

I chose to inquire about cross pollination & its effects on native species. Please leave any comments or questions in the chat box below. Thanks and enjoy!


10 thoughts on “How does cross-pollination affect native species? | TALON Talk 2022

  1. Hey Rian! The look and flow of your Talon talk was very pleasing, and you were a really entertaining and passionate narrator. I appreciated how you included lots of photos and examples, and even acquired some information first-hand from an expert! I was wondering what examples you have found of cross-pollination in your own community, and how it seems to have affected the plants there.

    1. Hey Bridget, Thank you for watching my TALON Talk! I’m glad you enjoyed it. To answer your question, my grandma has a box plot at the Coquitlam Community Garden, and she’s showed me both tulips and pansies cross-pollination results. It seems with flowers, the only visible change is color, producing beautiful varieties. Another example I’ve heard of is apple trees, which produce new flavors of apples. I hope this answers your question!
      – Rian

  2. Nice Talon Talk Rian. It was organized and precise, and you clearly explained and answered your inquiry question. My question is, why is self-pollination generally faster than cross-pollination?

    1. Hi Sarah! Thanks for watching my talk. To answer your question, cross-pollination requires a “third party” to actually pollinate (e.g., a pollinator, the wind, etc.), causing it to take more time. Self-pollination happens within the same flowering plant, causing it to be more effortless and generally take less time. I hope this answers your question!
      – Rian

  3. Hey Rian! Loved your Talon Talk and your choice of topic. I found it very detailed and descriptive, but still very clear and concise. It also comes across very appealing to the eye. Just wondering, what makes you so interested in this topic?

    1. Hi Josee, Thanks for watching! I’m glad you enjoyed my talk. I found it very interesting when we learned about it in class and decided to research further. I originally thought that cross-pollination would have mostly harmful effects on native species, perhaps creating a plant that is invasive to the community. I quickly realized that plants are now adapting to cross-pollination instead of their normal self-pollination. So that’s how I became interested in the topic. I hope my explanation answers your question!
      – Rian

  4. Great Talon Talk Rian! It was very clear, and you broke it down very nicely, leading me through a smooth and interesting presentation. I thought the way you narrated this talk was very professional! What are some examples of how cross pollination can be harmful?

    1. Hi Julianne, thank you for watching my talk! I’m glad you found it interesting. Some plants in the same species are considered invasive in our community, meaning they grow quickly, and spread to the point of disrupting plant communities or ecosystems. Others in the species can be considered non-harmful, and actually help the ecosystem around them. When the two cross-pollinate, it can create more varieties of harmful plants, which disrupts the native plant communities.
      – Rian

  5. Hi Rian,
    I really enjoyed listening to you TALON Talk, the images on your slides were really helpful to get a better understanding of what cross-pollination is. One thing that you could do for next time is try to get the slides to line up a bit more with your voice, but other then that small thing you did a great job! My question for you is can a plant cross-pollinate with other plants that cross-pollinated?

  6. Hi Rian,
    I enjoyed listening to your Talon talk. I quite liked how you transitioned smoothly between different sections of your talk. Your voice was also very clear and easy to listen to. My question is are there any cases where cross-pollination might be harmful to the offspring?

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