The LIFE + ELM project “Elms Alive” for the restoration of Ulmus minor and Ulmus laevis in Spain

Martin Garcia, Juan Antonio and Dominguez Flores, Tania and Domínguez, Jorge and Garcia Viñas, Juan Ignacio and Gonzalez Doncel, Ines and Gonzalez Gordaliza, Guillermo Jose and León, David and Magro Hernandez, Carlos and Martinez Arias, Clara and Medel Cuesta, David and Miranda Garcia-roves, Eva and Miravalles Quesada, Oscar and Rodriguez Calcerrada, Jesus and Zafra Felipe, Elena Cristina and Gil Sanchez, Luis Alfonso (2018). The LIFE + ELM project “Elms Alive” for the restoration of Ulmus minor and Ulmus laevis in Spain. In: "LIFE + ELMIAS Ash and Elm and IUFRO WP 7.02.01 Root and Stem Rots Conference (LIFE-IUFRO)", 26 Ago - 01 Sep, Uppsala, Suecia. p. 103.

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Title: The LIFE + ELM project “Elms Alive” for the restoration of Ulmus minor and Ulmus laevis in Spain
Author/s:
  • Martin Garcia, Juan Antonio
  • Dominguez Flores, Tania
  • Domínguez, Jorge
  • Garcia Viñas, Juan Ignacio
  • Gonzalez Doncel, Ines
  • Gonzalez Gordaliza, Guillermo Jose
  • León, David
  • Magro Hernandez, Carlos
  • Martinez Arias, Clara
  • Medel Cuesta, David
  • Miranda Garcia-roves, Eva
  • Miravalles Quesada, Oscar
  • Rodriguez Calcerrada, Jesus
  • Zafra Felipe, Elena Cristina
  • Gil Sanchez, Luis Alfonso
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Poster)
Event Title: LIFE + ELMIAS Ash and Elm and IUFRO WP 7.02.01 Root and Stem Rots Conference (LIFE-IUFRO)
Event Dates: 26 Ago - 01 Sep
Event Location: Uppsala, Suecia
Title of Book: PROGRAM & BOOK OF ABSTRACTS
Date: 2018
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Ulmus minor, Ulmus laevis.
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes, Forestal y del Medio Natural (UPM)
Department: Sistemas y Recursos Naturales
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The degradation of European elm stands due to the negative impact of humaninduced changes in riparian ecosystems and the emergence of the highly aggressive Dutch elm disease (DED) pathogens prompted several elm breeding programs. In Spain, seven Ulmus minor clones tolerant to DED were recently selected and the small and fragmented Ulmus laevis populations were proven to be native. With this background, the LIFE+ ELM project (2014-2019; slogan “elms alive”; www.olmosvivos.es) has the overall objectives of monitoring acclimation of selected clones to riparian habitats presumed to be suitable for reintroduction (within the Tagus river basin), and to gain experience and ecological knowledge for future implementation of large scale elm restoration activities. It also intends to recover the use of elms as an ornamental shade tree in urban landscaping. By now, 11,156 individuals have been planted in forest and urban green areas, representing 67% of the total planned plantations. Plant material consists of clonal copies of the seven Ulmus minor clones obtained by micropropagation and U. laevis seedlings from two relict populations in the restoration area. The limited attractiveness of this last species for the elm bark beetles points to a low risk of DED damage in U. laevis. Due to the lack of earlier restoration attempts, it will be necessary to evaluate factors such as distance to the river, elevation, soil humidity, and incidence of pests, diseases and herbivory to form conclusions about the adaptability and survival of each elm genotype and species. To this end, experimental plots have been established in the restoration areas and preliminary results show a significant genotype x environment interaction. The ultimate goal is for the populations of both elm species to reach sexual maturity so they can contribute to gene flow and conservation of native genetic resources. Another key aim of LIFE + ELM is to transfer the knowledge and experience gained in the project to other players in forest restoration and the general public.

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Item ID: 55535
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/55535/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:55535
Official URL: https://www.slu.se/en/ew-calendar/2018/8/iufro/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 29 Jul 2019 07:53
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2019 11:43
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