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Conservation of genetic diversity in old-growth forest communities of the southeastern United States
Author(s): J. L. Hamrick, M. J. W. Godt and E. Gonzales
Publication Type: Proceedings Paper
Journal: Applied Vegetation Science
Article Topic(s): Genetics,Climate change,Conservation assessment
Research Setting(s): Forest,Longleaf pine
Species Referenced: Sarracenia leucophylla (Crimson pitcherplant),
AbstractEvaluates the genetic diversity of four species occurring in old-growth forests of the southeastern United States to develop effective conservation strategies. Dominant tree species maintain genetic diversity within populations whereas herbaceous understory species (including Sarracenia leucophylla) maintain genetic diversity among populations. Conservation strategies at the forest level should be based on maintaining the genetic diversity of many species rather than on only a few species.
Suggested CitationJ. L. Hamrick, M. J. W. Godt and E. Gonzales. "Conservation of genetic diversity in old-growth forest communities of the southeastern United States." Applied Vegetation Science 9.1 (2006): 51-58.