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RMRS-2012-01
The Effects of Climate Change in Grasslands, Shrublands, and Deserts

Title: Plant vulnerabilities and genetic adaptation (Chapter 4)

Author: Richardson, Bryce A.; Shaw, Nancy L.; Pendleton, Rosemary L.

Date: 2012

Source: In: Finch, Deborah M., ed. Climate change in grasslands, shrublands, and deserts of the interior American West: a review and needs assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-285. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 48-59.

Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)

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Description: The biogeography of plant species and population genetic structure within species is principally governed by climate. The association between climate change and plant distributions has been well documented since the last ice age, and recent studies have shown contemporary climate changes can create landscape-scale die-offs or movement of plant taxa. Terrestrial ecosystem conservation and restoration success hinges on understanding the vulnerabilities imposed by climate on plant taxa.

Keywords: climate change, grasslands, shrublands, deserts, assessment

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Richardson, Bryce A.; Shaw, Nancy L.; Pendleton, Rosemary L. 2012. Plant vulnerabilities and genetic adaptation (Chapter 4). In: Finch, Deborah M., ed. Climate change in grasslands, shrublands, and deserts of the interior American West: a review and needs assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-285. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 48-59.

 


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