THE EFFECT OF ABIOTIC AND GENETIC CONSTRAINTS ON DEMOGRAPHIC PERSISTENCE LIMITING SPECIES RANGES IN ENDEMIC SPECIES
Dixon, Andrea Lorraine
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A species' range is the result of ecological and evolutionary constraints on population persistence. The direct effects of abiotic and biotic factors on individual survival, ecological constraints, are proximate causes of population persistence, while the underlying genetic structure of the species determines evolutionary constraints and ultimately how species will respond to their environment. This work addresses the effects of abiotic and genetic factors on population persistence in two plant species.