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Selena Vengco

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Selena Is a student at University of California, Santa Cruz , studying Ecology and Evolution , and is expecting to graduate in 2019 .

About Me:
Hi! I am Selena. I thoroughly enjoy plant-pollinator interactions. My favorite habitat is maritime chaparral because its so unusual. My favorite flowers are the fiesta flower (Pholistoma auritum) and the pink evening primrose (Oenothera speciosa). When I am not studying I am usually running, hiking, collecting plants or going to concerts.

My Projects
Can plants have sex with themselves? Investigating self-fertilization in California annuals (2018)

In Southern California, diverse annual plant communities germinate in the winter and bloom in early spring. With so many different species of flowers open simultaneously, competition for pollination may be fierce. But, some species may be able to self-fertilize, reducing their reliance on pollinators for reproduction. However, scientists don’t know which species are capable of self-