Brad St. Clair
Dr. Brad St.Clair is emeritus Research Geneticist with the U.S. Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station in Corvallis, Oregon. His research interests are primarily concerned with trying to understand how plants are adapted to their environments, and implications for management including reforestation, restoration, tree improvement, gene conservation, and responding to climate change. Species of interest include forest trees as well as grasses and forbs used in restoration projects. This research has contributed to guidelines for the movement of plant populations, genetic conservation needs, and natural and managed responses to climate change.
Assisted Plant Migration
Assisted migration is the human-assisted movement of species and populations of plants and animals to areas outside their recent historical distributions. A primary goal of assisted migration is to maintain ecosystems and biological diversity that are at risk because of climate change. While assisted migration can include both plants …