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Seed and seedling traits have strong impacts on establishment of a perennial bunchgrass in invaded semi-arid systemsAuthor(s): Elizabeth A. Leger; Daniel Z. Atwater; Jeremy J. James
Source: Journal of Applied Ecology. 56: 1343-1354
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Rocky Mountain Research Station
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DescriptionMany 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.
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CitationLeger, 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.
Keywordsadaptation, Bromus tectorum, Elymus elymoides, functional traits, Great Basin, natural selection, restoration, wild populations
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