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The Center for Native Grasslands Management

Title: Conservation genetics of prairie grasses
Year: 2005
Author(s): Gustafuson, D. J.
Source Title: Proceedings of the 4th Eastern Native Grass Symposium
Source Type: Proceedings
pages: 5
Original Publication:  
Abstract: My research interests range from plant conservation genetics to population biology to plant/soil feedback. The conservation genetics research has focused on the distribution of genetic variation of select plant species within a fragmented landscape and ecotypic variation. More recently I have been focusing on feedback between grass species and their biotic soil community as possible mechanism for structuring both the plant and soil microbe communities. Not only does it now appear that the soil biotic community significantly influences plant performance, but plant ecotypic variation (non-local) has the potential to affect this plant/soil feedback.
Publisher: The University of Kentucky Department of Forestry, Lexington, Kentucky
Editor(s): T. G. Barnes