This research will investigate if red spruce contains the necessary genetic variance for cold tolerance to respond to selection by freeze events and how gene flow across elevation gradients will affect the capacity for local adaptation.
To investigate the genetic diversity in red spruce (Picea rubens) along elevation gradients in the Green Mountains in order to understand climate change impacts on (1) upslope migration and gene flow, and (2) local adaption in physiological traits sensitive to climate.
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Status - Active
Start date: 2015-09-01