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A strategy for maximizing native plant material diversity for ecological restoration, germplasm conservation and genecology researchAuthor(s): Berta Youtie; Nancy Shaw; Matt Fisk; Scott Jensen
Source: In: 8th European Conference on Ecological Restoration; September 9-14 2012; Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. Washington, DC: SER Europe, Knowledge Base on Ecological Restoration in Europe. Online: http://ser.semico.be/ser-pdf/EA_SER2012_Youtie.pdf
Publication Series: Paper (invited, offered, keynote)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionOne of the most important steps in planning a restoration project is careful selection of ecologically adapted native plant material. As species-specific seed zone maps are not available for most species in the Artemisia tridentata ssp. wyomingensis (Wyoming big sagebrush) ecoregion in the Great Basin, USA, we are employing a provisional seed zone map based on annual precipitation and mean maximum daily growing season (April through September) temperatures. We plotted known populations of three potential restoration species over this map to demonstrate its value as a decision support tool for identifying populations of each species that may be used individually or pooled to create restoration seed sources for immediate use or for seed increase. Provisional seed zones may also be used with other resources to identify in situ conservation sites and collection gaps for ex situ conservation or genecology research.
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CitationYoutie, Berta; Shaw, Nancy; Fisk, Matt; Jensen, Scott. 2012. A strategy for maximizing native plant material diversity for ecological restoration, germplasm conservation and genecology research. In: 8th European Conference on Ecological Restoration; September 9-14 2012; Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic. Washington, DC: SER Europe, Knowledge Base on Ecological Restoration in Europe. Online: http://ser.semico.be/ser-pdf/EA_SER2012_Youtie.pdf
KeywordsArtemisia tridentata ssp. wyomingensis, climate change, common garden, provisional seed zone, sagebrush steppe
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