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OPERATIONAL-SCALE DEMONSTRATION OF PROPAGATION PROTOCOLS AND COMPARATIVE DEMOGRAPHIC MONITORING FOR REINTRODUCING FIVE SOUTHEASTERN ENDANGERED AND AT-RISK PLANTS
Hohmann, M.G. and W.A. Wall.
ESTCP Project RC-201201, ERDC/CERL TR-18-1, 141 pp, 2018

The overall objective of this project was to increase the diversity and success of rare-plant conservation strategies available to managers. An operational-scale demonstration was executed of recently developed protocols for propagating and reintroducing one endangered and four at-risk plant species found on multiple southeastern installations. Over 3 consecutive yrs, 6,075 transplants of different age/size classes of each species were propagated and out-planted to four sites. Monitoring of survivorship, growth, and reproduction of these out-plants and more than 1,500 individuals in natural populations was conducted over four yrs. Demographic matrix modeling, life-table response experiments, and generalized linear models were used to compare the vital rates of the different classes and population growth rates between the natural and reintroduced populations. https://www.serdp-estcp.org/content/download/47452/452643/file/RC-201201%20Final%20Report.pdf



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