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Climate adaptation and ecological restoration in eucalypts

SM Prober, BM Potts, T Bailey, M Byrne, S Dillon, PA Harrison, AA Hoffmann, R Jordan, EH Mclean, DA Steane, WD Stock, RE Vaillancourt

Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria | Published : 2016

Abstract

Eucalypts are the cornerstone of ecological restoration efforts across the highly modified agricultural landscapes of southern Australia. ‘Local provenancing’ is the established strategy for sourcing germplasm for ecological restoration plantings, yet this approach gives little consideration to the persistence of these plantings under future climates. This paper provides a synopsis of recent and ongoing research that the authors are undertaking on climate adaptation in eucalypts, combining new genomic approaches with ecophysiological evidence from provenance trials. These studies explore how adaptive diversity is distributed within and among populations, whether populations are buffered agai..

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