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dc.contributor.authorDurant, Jaclin Alexandra
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:18:45Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:18:45Z
dc.date.issued2009-08
dc.identifier.otherdurant_jaclin_a_200908_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/durant_jaclin_a_200908_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/25788
dc.description.abstractConservation and restoration of herbaceous plant species endemic to the longleaf pine sandhills ecosystem of the southeastern United States are essential for maintaining diversity in this habitat. This study focuses on four at-risk species that represent a variety of plant life forms associated with this ecosystem. Natural populations were surveyed for density and reproduction, and experiments were conducted to determine how varying environmental conditions affect germination. In addition, the growth and survival of these four species planted into experimental gardens under a variety of post-disturbance conditions were studied. Results suggest that these four plant species can survive disturbed conditions that are likely to be found in sandhills ecosystems and that restoration efforts can be optimized by the pre-treatment of seeds using heat, cold stratification, or scarification techniques.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectSandhills
dc.subjectPlant Conservation
dc.subjectLongleaf Pine Ecosystem
dc.subjectBaptisia lanceolata
dc.subjectCarphephorus bellidifolius
dc.subjectNolina georgiana
dc.subjectStylisma pickeringii
dc.subjectDisturbance
dc.subjectRare Plants
dc.titleConservation of four at-risk plant species in sandhill ecosystems of the southeastern Coastal Plain
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentInstitute of Ecology
dc.description.majorConservation Ecology and Sustainable Development
dc.description.advisorRebecca Sharitz
dc.description.committeeRebecca Sharitz
dc.description.committeeWendy Zomlefer
dc.description.committeeJames Affolter


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