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Plant collections for conservation and restoration: can they be adapted and adaptable?

Jason Bragg, Marlien Van Der Merwe, Jia-Yee Yap, Justin Borevitz & Maurizio Rossetto
Plant collections are important for the conservation of threatened species, and as a source of material for ecological restoration. Typically we want collections to have high genetic diversity so populations founded from it are adaptable to future challenges. Sometimes, we have additional objectives for collections, such as enrichment for desirable traits controlled by adaptive alleles. We used landscape genomic datasets for two plants, Westringia fruticosa and Wilkiea huegeliana, to design collections that are genetically diverse,...

Evolutionary processes in an undescribed eucalypt: implications for the translocation of a critically endangered species

Susan Rutherford, Trevor C Wilson, Jia-Yee Samantha Yap, Enhua Lee, Graeme Errington & Maurizio Rossetto
Background and Aims Knowledge of the evolutionary processes responsible for the distribution of threatened and highly localised species is important for their conservation. Population genomics can provide insights into evolutionary processes to inform management practices, including the translocation of threatened plant species. In this study, we focus on a critically endangered eucalypt, Eucalyptus sp. Cattai, which is restricted to a 40 km 2 area of Sydney, Australia and is threatened by increased urbanisation. Eucalyptus sp....

Registration Year

  • 2022

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
  • Department of Planning and Environment
  • Australian National University
  • Jiangsu University