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Foundational Literature for Moving Native Plant Materials in Changing Climates

Seed transfer guidelines and zones are used to manage the movement of plant materials, but by the end of the century many landscapes across the globe will have cli- mates that are incompatible with current vegetation. The mismatch in rates between climate change and plant mi- gration and adaptation will pose signi cant challenges for natural resource managers, especially when scienti c information often lags behind the demand for management actions. We developed a bibliography to re ect the growing in- terest in assisted migration, the intentional movement of plant materials in response to climate change, and to provide a central foundation for collaboration in generating research questions, conducting studies, transferring and acquiring data, expanding studies to key species and geographic regions, and guiding native plant transfer in changing climates. The bibliogra- phy contains literature through 15 March 2015 on plant transfer guidelines as related to climate change, resto- ration and conservation, and adaptation strategies, such as assisted migration. References are arranged in four chapters: Climate Change, Conservation and Restoration, Migration, and Transfer Guidelines and Zones. Chapters are further divided into sections: General (editorials, re- views, summaries, surveys, and trends), Research (com- mon garden studies, genecology research, provenance tests, range shifts), Strategies (adaptation options, deci- sion support, frameworks, and policies) and Resources (manuals, models, tools, and websites).


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Author(s): Mary I. Willaims, R. Kasten Dumroese, Jeremiah R. Pinto, Martin F. Jurgensen

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