IGN 16-2 - Scaling up: Common gardens to global restoration initiatives

Wednesday, August 9, 2017
C123, Oregon Convention Center
Cara R. Nelson and Alexis L. Gibson, Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences, W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
Success in achieving current global restoration targets will, in large part, depend on the availability of appropriate native plant materials. Although the number of common garden and genecological studies is growing, there is a need to rapidly increase understanding across taxonomic, geographic and temporal scales. For instance, there is currently no genecological information for the majority of high priority species for restoration across the globe. In addition, multiple common garden studies are needed to determine the sensitivity of ecotypes to predicted changes in temperature and aridity.