Home Publications The Ecology and Management of Atlantic white-cedar Developing Management and Restoration Regions for Atlantic White-Cedar Based on Patterns of Genetic Variation

Developing Management and Restoration Regions for Atlantic White-Cedar Based on Patterns of Genetic Variation

At!antic white-cedar (Chamaecyparis thyoides; AWC) is an important wetland tree species occurring along !he Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico coasts. The economic and ecological importance of AWC, coupled wiih significant population decline, has led tu increasing interest in its management and restoration. The geographic distribution of geoetic variation is an important consideration for developing management and restoration strategies. We present an overview ofrangewide geoetic variation wiihin AWC, including allozyme, provenance, cpDNA, and morphological variation, and combine !his information wiih ecological and geographic data to identifY suggested management regions wiihin !he species. We identified ihree major geographic regions: (I) Atlantic coast, (2) Florida peninsula, and (3) Gulf of Mexico coast, wiih further division of Regions I and 3 each into ihree subregions. This pattern of variation should be taken into account when identifYing populations for conservation, developing management and restoration plans, and selecting propagnles for regeneration and restoration purposes.


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Author(s): Kristin A. Mylecraine, George L. Zimmermann, John E. Kuser, Lena Struwe, Peter E. Smouse

Publication: The Ecology and Management of Atlantic white-cedar

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