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Pre-translocation assessment of biology and ecology

Commander, L, Auld, T, Rossetto, M, Ooi, M, Reiter, N, Swarts, N ORCID: 0000-0002-4527-7658, Monks, L and Byrne, M 2018 , 'Pre-translocation assessment of biology and ecology', in LE Commander and DJ Coates and L Broadhurst and CA Offord and RO Makinson and M Matthes (eds.), Guidelines for the Translocation of Threatened Plants in Australia , Australian Network for Plant Conservation, Australia, pp. 31-45.

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Abstract

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 Type: Book Section
Authors/Creators:Commander, L and Auld, T and Rossetto, M and Ooi, M and Reiter, N and Swarts, N and Monks, L and Byrne, M
Keywords: threatened plants, translocation, orchids, endangered species
Publisher: Australian Network for Plant Conservation
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Copyright 2018 Australian Network for Plant Conservation

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