Seed Collection Protocol and Field Manual for Native Plant Relocation of Festuca campestris, Festuca idahoensis, and Pseudoroegneria spicata

carrollscholars.legacy.contextkey11238341
carrollscholars.legacy.itemurlhttps://scholars.carroll.edu/lifesci_theses/130
carrollscholars.object.degreeBachelor's
carrollscholars.object.departmentLife & Environmental Sciences
carrollscholars.object.disciplinesBiodiversity; Botany; Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
carrollscholars.object.seasonSpring
dc.contributor.advisorJennifer Glowienka
dc.contributor.advisorGrant Hokit
dc.contributor.advisorMurphy Fox
dc.contributor.authorCummins, Whitney
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-30T10:00:46Z
dc.date.available2020-04-30T10:00:46Z
dc.date.embargo12/31/1899 0:00
dc.date.issued2009-04-01
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of my study was to produce a seed collection protocol and field manual working in partnership with the USDA Forest Service Native Plant Material (NPM) Policy, to assist in the FY08 Region One Seed Transfer Zone Study as well as future endeavors with the ecological restoration of the three grass species Festuca campestris, Festuca idahoensis, and Pseudoroegneria spicata. This can also be used as a field guide for the identification oft hese grasses in the native areas ofMontana and the surrounding region. My study describes the morphology, seed collection protocol, and overall plant identification methods for F. campestris, F. idahoensis, and P. spicata. My study also lists the tools and equipment necessary to complete an accurate seed collection, as well as ways to determine which populations are acceptable for sampling. The Seed Transfer Zone Study will contribute to the understanding of genetic variation in core revegetation grass species within Region One (Fox, 2008). The seed collection ofthese three grass species was a fundamental step towards the potential restoration ofthese species in areas ofneed, and a key component ofthe FY08 Region One Seed Transfer Zone Study.
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholars.carroll.edu/handle/20.500.12647/2871
dc.subjectFestuca campestris, Festuca idahoensis, Pseudoroegneria spicata, grass, Montana, native plants, perennial grasses
dc.titleSeed Collection Protocol and Field Manual for Native Plant Relocation of Festuca campestris, Festuca idahoensis, and Pseudoroegneria spicata
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