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Chris Woolridge

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Graduate Student
Chicago Botanic Garden/Northwestern University

christopherwoolridge2017 at u dot northwestern dot edu

I'm a first year Master's student interested in incorporating climate change predictions to better inform seed sourcing decisions for ecological restoration efforts.


Projects
Predictive provenancing: can southern-sourced seeds be used in Midwest restoration efforts? (2017)

Rapid anthropogenic climate change is currently causing range shifts and changes in phenology for many species. Many plant populations have been shown to be adapted to local environmental conditions. Restoration managers have hence primarily sourced their seed from local areas relative to the restoration site. However, the genotypes present in these populations used as seed sources may be ill-...