Australian alpine seed ecology: plant conservation and adaptation to climate change. ARC linkage project

Nicotra, Adrienne, Hoyle, Gemma, Steadman, Kathryn and Good, Roger (2014). Australian alpine seed ecology: plant conservation and adaptation to climate change. ARC linkage project. In: Roger B. Good, Lydia K. Guja, Kristiane E. Herrmann and Adrienne B. Nicotra, Australian alpine plant research, conservation and management: Report of a symposium on Australian alpine plant research, conservation and management. Symposium on Alpine Seed and Plant Ecology in the Australian Alps, Acton, ACT, Australia, (10-11). 12 June, 2014.

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Author Nicotra, Adrienne
Hoyle, Gemma
Steadman, Kathryn
Good, Roger
Title of paper Australian alpine seed ecology: plant conservation and adaptation to climate change. ARC linkage project
Conference name Symposium on Alpine Seed and Plant Ecology in the Australian Alps
Conference location Acton, ACT, Australia
Conference dates 12 June, 2014
Proceedings title Australian alpine plant research, conservation and management: Report of a symposium on Australian alpine plant research, conservation and management
Place of Publication Canberra, ACT, Australia
Publisher Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens
Publication Year 2014
Sub-type Other
Open Access Status
ISBN 9780646929231
Editor Roger B. Good
Lydia K. Guja
Kristiane E. Herrmann
Adrienne B. Nicotra
Start page 10
End page 11
Total pages 2
Chapter number 6
Total chapters 19
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Since October 2009, the authors have had the pleasure of working together on this highly rewarding alpine seed and seedling project thanks to funding from the ARC and the Friends of the ANBG...

According to climate scientists, warming is occurring more rapidly in high, alpine areas than at lower elevations, putting pressure on alpine plants to shift distributions to cooler, wetter, often higher niches. Alpine plants have little opportunity to move to higher elevations, however, the alpine environment presents a mosaic of microclimates, leading to opportunities for differentiation in space and among populations of a given species.

The project has assessed germination strategies that exist among alpine seeds, variation in seed and seedling traits within species and along elevational gradients and the role of maternal environments in seed traits. In addition, the project examined the potential impacts of climate change on the ability of alpine plants to reproduce via seed. There also was a recognition of the need to widely communicate the results of this work to ANBG visitors, the broader community and to fellow researchers in Australia and overseas...
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