Barbara S. Crane

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Changing climate conditions and increasing insect and pathogen infestations will increase the likelihood that forest trees could experience population-level extirpation or species-level extinction during the next century. Gene conservation and silvicultural efforts to preserve forest tree genetic diversity present a particular challenge in species-rich(More)
Climate change is one of several threats that will increase the likelihood that forest tree species could experience population-level extirpation or species-level extinction. Scientists and managers from throughout the United States Forest Service have cooperated to develop a framework for conservation priority-setting assessments of forest tree species.(More)
—Changng clmatc condtons may pose a severe threat to forest tree speces, forcng three potental populaton-level responses: 1) toleraton/adaptaton, 2) movement to sutable envronmental condtons, or 3) extrpaton. All could have negatve genetc consequences. It wll be mportant, therefore, to safeguard exstng adaptedness and to create condtons conducve for future(More)
Shortleaf pine (Pinus echinata Mill.) is an important commercial timber resource and forest ecosystem component in the southeastern USA. The species occurs in mainly drier sites as an early- to mid-successional species, is fire-adapted, and it plays an important role in the fire ecology of the region. However, shortleaf pine genetics are not well-studied,(More)
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