Illinois is home to approximately 2,107 native plant species of which about 16% are listed as threatened or endangered (T & E). In addition to the common threats associated with the decline of these species, climate change is a rapidly emerging threat. Climate predictions for Illinois have estimated that summer
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Castanea Journal began publication in 1936.
In 1993 we added the Chinquapin Newsletter as a quarterly publication for our members.
Generations of botanists and supporters have made possible an 83 year legacy of contributions to scientific literature.
Castanea serves professional and amateur botanists by reviewing and publishing scientific papers related to botany in the Eastern United States
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Our archives provide members digital access to Castanea, Chinquapin (the SABS newsletter), and Occasional Papers in Eastern Botany.
Castanea was first published in 1936 by The Southern Appalachian Botanical Club and is now in its 84th volume.
In 1993 the Society began publishing Chinquapin, which carries letters to the editor, endowment news, wild ideas, botanical gardens, notes on specific plants, botanical excursions and other exciting topics.
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Abstract: Seed mortality due to low winter temperatures has been proposed as an explanation for the lack of seedling recruitment in natural populations of the rare riparian species Alnus maritima, but other factors such as the absence of essential root symbionts or canopy clearing disturbances could also limit establishment of
Phenotypic Variation in Climate-Associated Traits of Red Spruce (Picea rubens Sarg.) along Elevation Gradients in the Southern Appalachian Mountains
Red spruce (Picea rubens) is a long-lived tree species that thrives in cool, moist environs. Its ability to adapt to rapidly changing climate is uncertain. In the southern Appalachian Mountains, red spruce reaches its greatest abundance at high elevations, but can also occur across a range of mid and lower
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