Evaluating persistence in threatened plant translocations: Genetic diversity and mating systems as measures of success

Date: 12, Aug, 2021
Author(s): David Coates  

For the many long-lived threatened plant species targeted for translocation in Australia, measuring success is challenging. New approaches to measuring translocation success include benchmarking genetic variation and patterns of pollination. We applied these methods to translocated and wild populations of five woody shrubs native to south-west Western Australia that have a range of pollinator types.