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Seed and seedling traits have strong impacts on establishment of a perennial bunchgrass in invaded semi-arid systems

Posted date: October 02, 2019
Publication Year: 
2019
Authors: Leger, Elizabeth A.; Atwater, Daniel Z.; James, Jeremy J.
Publication Series: 
Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Source: Journal of Applied Ecology. 56: 1343-1354

Abstract

Many restoration projects use seeds to found new populations, and understanding phenotypic traits associated with seedling establishment in disturbed and invaded communities is important for restoration efforts world-wide. Focusing on the perennial grass Elymus elymoides, a native species common to sagebrush steppe communities in the Western United States, we asked if seed and seedling traits could predict field establishment.

Citation

Leger, Elizabeth A.; Atwater, Daniel Z.; James, Jeremy J. 2019. Seed and seedling traits have strong impacts on establishment of a perennial bunchgrass in invaded semi-arid systems. Journal of Applied Ecology. 56: 1343-1354.