Genecological assessment of seed sourcing for plant community restoration under changing environmental conditions

Bahram Mirfakhraei

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

To improve plant community restoration, predictive and climate-adjusted seed sourcing have been proposed to provide plants that can perform better under future climatic conditions. In this thesis, performance of Banksia menziesii from seed sources along a climate gradient in the Banksia Woodlands of Western Australia, was assessed using glasshouse, field trials and edaphic studies. Although climate-matching seed sourcing methods showed potential to provide plants that can survive under drought conditions in the glasshouse, there was no benefit from climate-adjusted seed sourcing under field conditions. Moreover, edaphic similarity should be considered in restoration and conservation projects across the Banksia Woodlands.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Veneklaas, Erik, Supervisor
  • Stevens, Jason, Supervisor
  • Krauss, Siegfried, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date17 Jan 2022
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2022

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