Plant Monitoring and Demography

Christa Horn's picture
Our group is considering writing a proposal to test the soil seed bank of an endangered annual (Acanthomintha ilicifolia). There are several clay lenses that this species was previously found to inhabit, but it has not been observed aboveground for many years, and other populations are contracting. We are debating how many samples to take and at what interval across space we should take them across the suspected habitat. Does anyone have suggestions from experience or know of specific papers that relate to this type of sampling?
posted by Christa Horn on Monday, July 15, 2019 - 3:04pm
Tom Kaye's picture
I'm interested in comparing reintroduced populations to wild populations of the same species to assess reintroction "success" relative to wild sites.  Are others collecting this kind of data?
posted by Tom Kaye on Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:41pm
Joyce Maschinski's picture
CPC is interested in exploring several questions using long-term rare plant demography data.  Interested?
posted by Joyce Maschinski on Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 1:35pm