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322 East Front Street
Boise, ID, 83702
United States

208-373-4344

Providing the knowledge and technology required to improve the availability of native plant materials for restoring diverse native plant communities across the Great Basin.

University of Nevada, Reno

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The University of Nevada, Reno is a public teaching and research university located in Reno, Nevada.

Beth Leger // Kent McAdoo


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Beth Leger, Associate Professor
University of Nevada, Reno
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
[Link]

Mail Stop 370
Fleishmann Agriculture, Room 121
University of Nevada, Reno 89557-0013

Phone: (775) 784-7582
eleger@cabnr.unr.edu

 I work on local adaptation and rapid evolution of native and invasive plants, and am interested in how genetic variation (below the species level) affects the distribution and abundance of species.  I also work on the rapid evolution of adaptive traits, and am currently interested in how native species can respond to environmental perturbations such as species invasion and climate change.

GBNPP Research Project(s):

Evolution of Native Plants in Cheatgrass Invaded Systems
Beth Leger

Field-testing Competitive Native Plant Genotypes for Restoration in Cheatgrass-invaded Rangelands
Beth Leger

 

Associated Publications:

Goergen, E.M., Leger, E.A., and Espeland, E.K. 2011. Native perennial grasses show evolutionary response to Bromus tectorum (Cheatgrass) invasion.  PLoS One 6(3): e18145.

Leger, E.A. and Espeland, E.K.  2010. Coevolution between native and invasive plant competitors: implications for invasive species management.  Evolutionary Applications 3: 169-178.

Leger, E. A.; Barga, S.  2015. Species and population-level variation in germination strategies of cold desert forbs. In: Kilkenny, Francis; Halford, Anne; Malcomb, Alexis. 2015. Great Basin Native Plant Project: 2014 Progress Report. Boise, ID: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 37-41. 

Johnson, R. C.; Espeland, E. K.; Horning, M.; Leger, E.; Cashman, M.; Vance-Borland, K.  2015. Conservation, adaptation and seed zones for key Great Basin species. In: Kilkenny, Francis; Halford, Anne; Malcomb, Alexis. 2015. Great Basin Native Plant Project: 2014 Progress Report. Boise, ID: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 14-22. 

Uselman, S.M., Snyder, K.A., Leger, E.A., Duke, S.E. 2015. Emergence and early survival of early versus late seral species in Great Basin restoration in two different soil types. Applied Vegetation Science. doi:10.1111/avsc.12175. 


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Kent McAdoo, Specialist, Rangeland Resources
University of Nevada, Reno
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
[Link]

Mail Stop 370
Fleishmann Agriculture, Room 121
University of Nevada, Reno 89557-0013

Phone: (775) 738-7291
mcadook@unce.unr.edu

 

 

Areas of interest include rangeland revegetation, wildlife habitat enhancement, collaborative/holistic land management, alternative ranch incomes, proper functioning condition of riparian areas and native seed production/collection.

GBNPP Research Project(s):

Placing Fall-harvested Wyoming Big Sagebrush Plants to Catch Snow and Provide Seed for Creating Sagebrush Islands
Kent McAdoo and Kirk Davies

Evaluating Strategies for Increasing Plant Diversity in Crested Wheatgrass Seedings
Kent McAdoo and John Swanson

 

Associated Publications:

McAdoo, K.; Swanson, J. 2015. Evaluating strategies for increasing plant diversity in Crested wheatgrass seedings. In: Kilkenny, Francis; Halford, Anne; Malcomb, Alexis. 2015. Great Basin Native Plant Project: 2014 Progress Report. Boise, ID: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 158-167.

Shaw, N. L.; Halford, A.; McAdoo, J. K. 2015. Establishing Big sagebrush and other shrubs from planting stock. Great Basin Fact Sheet Series. November 8. 6 p.