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dc.contributor.advisorJones, Hollyen_US
dc.contributor.authorRosenberger, Kaylee J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSchumacher, Emilyen_US
dc.contributor.authorJones, Hollyen_US
dc.contributor.authorHoban, Seanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-12T20:14:14Z
dc.date.available2021-04-12T20:14:14Z
dc.date.issued2021-04-12
dc.identifier.urihttps://commons.lib.niu.edu/handle/10843/22989
dc.description.abstractCollecting and conserving genetic diversity from plant populations for ex situ collections is a major conservation objective of seed banks and botanic gardens. However, current guidelines for collecting germplasm to preserve plant species ex situ might not adequately capture the genetic diversity of wild plant populations. In particular, sampling guidelines tailored to rare species are lacking, but can be produced by simulation. Here, we aim to recommend minimum sample sizes for several IUCN Red List oak species to aid in practical seed sampling guidelines. Oaks have high ecological importance and are exceptional species, meaning they cannot be seed banked using traditional methods. Thus, it becomes increasingly important to develop sampling strategies that efficiently capture the genetic diversity of these rare species. In this project, we used genetic simulations to represent several rare oak species and ‘sample’ from these populations using R. Specifically, we aimed to quantify performance of sampling across the range of possible sizes--from 1 individual to the total population size. From this, we determined the minimum sample size required to capture 95% of the species’ genetic diversity, which is a common threshold for sufficient genetic diversity. We also aimed to answer the question, “Does one sampling strategy fit all rare oak species?” We determined that one minimum sampling recommendation does not fit all oak species that we simulated. However, we were able to determine minimum sample sizes to capture sufficient genetic diversity for all 12 oaks, contributing to practical sampling guidelines for botanic gardens and arboreta.en_US
dc.format.extent1 poster-sized pageen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherNorthern Illinois Universityen_US
dc.rightsNIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.en_US
dc.subjectbotanic gardensen_US
dc.subjectarboretaen_US
dc.subjectseed samplingen_US
dc.subjectpractical guidelinesen_US
dc.subjectconservationen_US
dc.subjectoaksen_US
dc.subjectsimulationsen_US
dc.titleDetermining minimum sample sizes for IUCN Red List endangered oaks through simulationen_US
dc.type.genreConference Posteren_US
dc.typeImageen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Biological Sciencesen_US
dc.description.degreeB.S. (Bachelor of Science)en_US


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