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Pre-translocation assessment of biology and ecology


Commander, L and Auld, T and Rossetto, M and Ooi, M and Reiter, N and Swarts, N and Monks, L and Byrne, M, Pre-translocation assessment of biology and ecology, Guidelines for the Translocation of Threatened Plants in Australia, Australian Network for Plant Conservation, LE Commander, DJ Coates, L Broadhurst, CA Offord, RO Makinson and M Matthes (ed), Australia, pp. 31-45. ISBN 978-0-9752191-3-3 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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The considerations and information required when deciding whether to translocate a particular threatened plant species were discussed in Chapter 2. Once a decision to translocate has been made, further information - ecological, reproductive biology, genetic, environmental and logistical - is required to allow detailed plans to be developed and to enhance translocation success.

A translocation program should not commence or be approved until all of the following questions can be answered:

  • Has an established recovery team for the species assisted with the pre-translocation assessment or has a suitable translocation working group been established as outlined in Section 3.1?
  • Are relevant aspects of the taxon’s reproductive biology and ecology adequately understood (Section 3.1, 3.2, 3.4, 3.5)?
  • Have experts on the genus been consulted?
  • Has an assessment of the need for genetic research been conducted in consultation with a population geneticist and has any necessary genetic research been conducted (Section 3.3)?
  • Have propagation methods been determined (Section 3.5)?

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:threatened plants, translocation, orchids, endangered species
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:Swarts, N (Dr Nigel Swarts)
ID Code:129170
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:TIA - Research Institute
Deposited On:2018-11-13
Last Modified:2019-03-04

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