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Landscape Variation in Adaptation and Implications for Managing Future Climates

Brad St. Clair, Pacific Northwest Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Corvallis, OR


Knowledge of landscape variation in adaption and adaptive traits is important for guiding decisions of population movement for purposes of assist¬ed migration. Scientists study adaptation through gynecology studies which consider correlations between population variation in traits and the environments of source locations where they evolved, or through reciprocal transplant studies which compare responses of different populations from a range of source environments grown in the same or similar range of environments. Results from gynecology and reciprocal transplant studies of Douglas-fir are presented. Management options for responding to climate change are considered.

 

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