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The eco-evolutionary risks of not changing seed provenancing practices in changing environments
  • Rebecca Jordan,
  • Peter Harrison,
  • Martin Breed
Rebecca Jordan

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Peter Harrison
University of Tasmania
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Martin Breed
Flinders University
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Rapidly changing environments combined with increasing global restoration initiatives require improved seed sourcing strategies for native revegetation. Sourcing seed from local populations (local provenancing) has been the long-standing default for native revegetation for numerous eco-evolutionary reasons including local adaptation and species co-evolution. However, the evidence-base has shifted, revealing risks for both non-local and local provenancing in changing environments. As alternative strategies gain interest, we argue for effective decision-making that weighs the risks of changing and not changing seed sourcing strategies in a changing environment that transcends a default position and the polarising local vs. non-local debate.
31 May 2023Submitted to Ecology Letters
02 Jun 2023Assigned to Editor
02 Jun 2023Submission Checks Completed
02 Jun 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
06 Jun 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
12 Jul 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Major
22 Aug 20231st Revision Received
22 Aug 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
23 Aug 2023Submission Checks Completed
23 Aug 2023Assigned to Editor
29 Aug 2023Reviewer(s) Assigned
30 Sep 2023Editorial Decision: Revise Major
10 Nov 2023Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
10 Nov 20232nd Revision Received
10 Nov 2023Submission Checks Completed
10 Nov 2023Assigned to Editor
12 Nov 2023Editorial Decision: Accept