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From forest to tundra: historical biogeography, floristic diversity and nucleotide variation in balsam poplar

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2010

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Breen, Amy L., 2010, From forest to tundra: historical biogeography, floristic diversity and nucleotide variation in balsam poplar: University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Summary

The North America boreal forest extends across more than 10° of latitude from central Labrador to interior Alaska. Periods of major climate fluctuations, including glacial and interglacial cycles, drove major migrations in the Quaternary history of the boreal forest. Beringia, the unglaciated region between the Lena and Mackenzie rivers, is recognized as an important refugium for arctic plants during the last ice age, but its role for boreal trees remains controversial. The paleobotanical record indicates Populus balsamifera (balsam poplar) survived within Beringia during the last glacial. My research employed an interdisciplinary approach, combining techniques in the fields of ecology, evolution and population genetics, to reconstruct [...]

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