Southwestern White Pine Project

Southwestern White Pine (Pinus strobiformis) Project


This project constitutes the VCU/Eckert Lab part of a broader ~$4 million NSF MacroSystem Biology grant to study the ecological and evolutionary processes influencing the distribution, genetic diversity, adaptive evolution, and persistence of southwestern white pine (Pinus strobiformis) in the face of ongoing climate change and an encroaching fungal pathogen. white pine blister rust (Cronartia ribicola).