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 T
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.