Study on the Clonal Persistence of Coastal Basswood Populations Published in American Journal of Bot

We showed that basswood populations on the back barrier islands along the Georgia coast have been able to maintain populations despite the isolating effects of past sea-level fluctuations, due to their ability to sprout and persist clonally. Clonal persistence and the lack of recruitment of new sexually produced individuals also slowed genetic differentiation among populations. This work was conducted in collaboration with Dr. Ashley Morris (C'97 and lab alum) at Middle Tennessee State University. Our jointly authored paper was just accepted for publication in the American Journal of Botany and is currently in press. See the Basswood page for more information on this project.

Summer Interns and Graduate Fellows Present Plateau Forest Research at National Meeting

The Evans lab travelled down to Savannah Georgia this week and presented three posters at the Botanical Society of America annual meeting. Summer interns and graduate fellows worked together on these projects and the posters were well received. Great to visit with former students and botany colleagues! Ashley Block -- The role of agricultural legacies in generating novel plant communities in nutrient-limited forests: A case study from the southern Cumberland Plateau, TN. Katie Kull and Kimberley Williams -- Change in biomass accumulation over thirty-seven years in a nutrient-limited, upland temperate forest. Callie Oldfield -- Ecological resistance to woody species loss in two adjacent

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