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The endangered Tunbridge buttercup (Ranunculus prasinus): Ecology, conservation status and introduction to the Township Lagoon Nature Reserve, Tasmania

Citation

Gilfedder, LA and Kirkpatrick, JB and Wells, S, The endangered Tunbridge buttercup (Ranunculus prasinus): Ecology, conservation status and introduction to the Township Lagoon Nature Reserve, Tasmania, Australian Journal of Ecology, 22, (3) pp. 347-351. ISSN 0307-692X (1997) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1442-9993.1997.tb00681.x

Abstract

Ranunculus prasinus is a mat-forming species of the marginal herbfields and tussock grasslands of brackish wetlands. It is only known from four wetlands, all on private land, in the driest part of Tasmania. The species has been successfully introduced from divisions from three of the populations into a secure reserve with similar vegetation to that of the natural populations. This is considered to be desirable and morally sound in that it increases the chances of survival of native biological diversity as a whole. However, ex situ measures and a gaining of security for natural populations would also be prudent.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Ecology
Research Field:Terrestrial Ecology
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Objective Field:Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity of environments not elsewhere classified
Author:Gilfedder, LA (Ms Louise Gilfedder)
Author:Kirkpatrick, JB (Professor James Kirkpatrick)
ID Code:10566
Year Published:1997
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:1997-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-11
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