luke browne

Research Project | 2017

Valley Oak Conservation in a Changing Climate

Rapidly changing climate in California and around the world has the potential to cause a mismatch between the environmental conditions that plants are adapted to and the environmental conditions they will face in the future, which threatens the viability of many plant populations. Working with the California endemic species Valley oak (Quercus lobata), La Kretz postdoc Luke Browne, in partnership with the National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service, is integrating genomic data with growth and survival data from common garden experiments to improve the management and restoration of Valley oak habitat in a changing climate.

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