How local is local – A review of practical and conceptual issues in the genetics of restoration

McKay, J.K., C.E. Christian, S. Harrison and K.J. Rice

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Here we focus on genetic concerns arising from ongoing restoration efforts, where often little is known about ‘‘How local is local?’’ (i.e., the geographic or environmental scale over which plant species are adapted). We review the major issues regarding gene flow and local adaptation in the restoration of natural plant populations. Finally, we offer some practical, commonsense guidelines for the consideration of genetic structure when restoring natural plant populations.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Restoration Ecology