Do marginal plant populations enhance the fitness of larger core units under ongoing climate change? Empirical insights from a rare carnation.
Volume: 14, Issue: 3, Pages: plac022 - plac022
Published: Jun 1, 2022
Assisted gene flow (AGF) can restore fitness in small plant populations. Due to climate change, current fitness patterns could vary in the future ecological scenario, as highly performant lineages can undergo maladaptation under the new climatic contexts. Peripheral populations have been argued to represent a potential source of species adaptation against climate change, but experimental evidence is poor. This paper considers the consequences of...