Planning the integration of ex situ plant conservation in Tasmania

Harris, Stephen, Shaw, Justine and Crane, Nepelle (2009) Planning the integration of ex situ plant conservation in Tasmania. Cunninghamia, 11 1: 123-130.

Author Harris, Stephen
Shaw, Justine
Crane, Nepelle
Title Planning the integration of ex situ plant conservation in Tasmania
Formatted title
Planning the integration of ex situ plant conservation in Tasmania
Journal name Cunninghamia
ISSN 0727-9620
2200-405X
Publication date 2009-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 11
Issue 1
Start page 123
End page 130
Total pages 8
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Publisher National Herbarium of New South Wales * Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Tasmania has a strong record of successful in situ plant conservation but there will always be a role for the integration of various ex situ measures into a plant conservation program due to pressure by threatening processes on wild populations. This paper replaces a 15 year old strategy for ex situ conservation in Tasmania. Progress in ex situ measures for Tasmanian plants is described and broadly evaluated against the previous strategy. Rare and threatened species are considered to be a high priority group for resources if intensive management is required. Endemic species likely to be adversely impacted by climate change would be a high priority for ex situ conservation. Seed banking to capture as much genetic variation in these species is suggested. Eight ex situ methods are briefly described and their application in Tasmanian instances noted. The Tasmanian Seed Conservation Centre established at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is a central part of Tasmanian ex situ conservation efforts for ex situ conservation programs. An ongoing role for this facility is considered fundamental.
Keyword Flora
Tasmania
Ex situ
Conservation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Biological Sciences Publications
 
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