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Boise, ID, 83702
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Providing the knowledge and technology required to improve the availability of native plant materials for restoring diverse native plant communities across the Great Basin.

USFS Pacific North West Regional Station

The Pacific Northwest Research Station is a leader in the scientific study of natural resources. We generate and communicate impartial knowledge to help people understand and make informed choices about natural resource management and sustainability.

Brad St. Clair // Holly Prendeville


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Brad St. Clair, Research Geneticist
USDA Pacific North West Regional Station
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3200 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Phone: (541) 750-7294
bstclair@usda.gov

 

My research interests are primarily concerned with describing and understanding geographic variation in how plants are adapted to their environments and the implications for management including reforestation, restoration, tree improvement, gene conservation, and responses to climate change. 

GBNPP Research Project(s):

Testing the Efficacy of Seed Zones for Re-establishment and Adaptation of Bluebunch Wheatgrass (Pseudoroegneria spicata)
Francis Kilkenny and Brad St. Clair

Genetic Diversity and Genecology of Prairie Junegrass (Koeleria macrantha) and Squirreltail (Elymus elymoides)
Francis Kilkenny and Brad St. Clair

Associated Publications:

Kilkenny, F.; St. Clair, B.; Horning, M. 2013. Climate change and the future of seed zones. In: Haase, D. L.; Pinto, J. R.; Wilkinson, K. M., technical coordinators. National Proceedings: Forest and Conservation Nursery Associations—2012. Proceedings RMRS-P-69. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station: 87-89. [Available online at http://www.fs.fed.us/rm/pubs/rmrs_p069.html]

Kilkenny, F. F.; St. Clair, J. B.; Darris, D.; Horning, M.; Erickson. V. [In preparation]. Genecology of prairie junegrass (Koeleria macrantha). Evolutionary Applications.

St.Clair, J. B.; Kilkenny, F. F.; Johnson, R. C.; Shaw, N. L.; Weaver, G. 2013. Genetic variation in adaptive traits and seed transfer guidelines for Pseudoroegneria spicata (bluebunch wheatgrass) in the northwestern United States. Evolutionary Applications 6(6): 933-948.


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Holly Prendeville, Research Geneticist Post-Doc
USDA Pacific North West Regional Station
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3200 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331

Phone: (541) 750-7300
hollyrprendeville@fs.fed.us

 

Fundamental goals of ecology and evolutionary biology include comprehending factors that affect population dynamics, phenology, and life history trait evolution. My research integrates observations of natural populations, empirical manipulations, molecular techniques, and theoretical models to understand the evolutionary ecology of plant populations. Specifically, I investigate population dynamics and population-level consequences of inter-specific interactions, especially the effects of microorganisms on plant populations. In addition, I examine the role of maternal effects in life history evolution and population adaptation, as well as the effects of mating patterns on trait evolution and maintenance of genetic diversity in natural populations.

GBNPP Research Project(s):

Testing the Efficacy of Seed Zones for Re-establishment and Adaptation of Bluebunch Wheatgrass (Pseudoroegneria spicata)
Holly Prendeville, Francis Kilkenny, and Brad St. Clair

Role of Germination and Establishment in Bluebunch Wheatgrass in Seed Zone Delineation
Holly Prendeville and Brad St. Clair