What Do We Know About Seed Transfer in the Great Basin? A Synthesis of Existing Knowledge and Identification of Knowledge Gaps

Establishing native species from seed is challenging, and using the best-adapted seeds for particular locations is important for achieving restoration goals. A diverse science team will review the existing literature, summarizing what is known about the scale and prevalence of local adaptation in the Great Basin and assess current practices for determining seed transfer zones, describing benefits and limitations of different approaches. Through the reviews, the team will identify gaps in knowledge and opportunities for addressing these gaps, and determine best-practices for the creation of high quality seed transfer guidelines in a rapid and efficient manner.

Theme: Plants

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Fiscal year funded: 2016

Project status: Active

Project managers: Francis Kilkenny, Rocky Mountain Research Station-Boise (Lead); Elizabeth Leger, University of Nevada, Reno