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Using Great Basin cottonwoods to study climate change and evolution

Woolbright, Scott and Whitham, Tom and Allan, Gery and Meneses, Nashelly and Bothwell, Helen (2008) Using Great Basin cottonwoods to study climate change and evolution. The Midden.

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Abstract

The mountains of Great Basin National Park represent important “natural laboratories” for studying the ecological and evolutionary consequences of past climate change. The Cottonwood Ecology group at Northern Arizona University is interested in examining whether genetic changes in Nevada’s cottonwood populations have resulted in the adaptation of dependent organisms to new hosts.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: cottonwood, Great Basin National Park, evolution, climate change, natural laboratory, ERI, Ecological Resource Institute
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
NAU Depositing Author Academic Status: Faculty/Staff
Department/Unit: College of Engineering, Forestry, and Natural Science > Biological Sciences
Research Centers > Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2017 16:48
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/2908

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