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Clonal sampling

Sampling served as a supporting activity to other deliverables of WP4 (clonal demography and measuring allocation pattern) and other WPs. It was thus the necessary component for the other deliverables in the WP4 and enabled also other work packages to extend their spatial scope. It consisted of site selection and sampling plant material. Sites were selected from floristic and habitat databases to satisfy the set of criteria that define dry species-rich grasslands and contain or are likely to contain the target species of the TRANSPLANT project. Initially 500 site records were considered, 100 sites were visited and ultimately 5 sites were chosen both for field experiments conducted within WP4 and for sampling of plant material both for WP4 and for other work packages. Clonal demography was performed directly at the sites selected during the initial screening phase. For measuring allocation pattern (WP4), seeds were collected at several localities in order to start allocation experiments performed in common garden experiments. Seeds were the material primarily sampled also for other work packages: WP2 (local adaptation study), WP3 (demography study), WP5 (terminal velocity and seed burial studies). Leaves were sampled for WP1 (regional genetic variability study).

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