Managing the genetics for a new population of a threatened plant

Mon, 12 Apr 2021

Genetic diversity is important to the survival of any population, and is an important consideration in new populations of threatened species. Threatened plant scientist Leonie Monks talks about what is involved in setting up a new translocated population of the Critically Endangered plant Lambertia orbifolia.

This Threatened Species Recovery Hub project is a collaboration between the Western Australian Government’s Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, the University of Melbourne and Murdoch University. It received funding from the Australian Government’s National Environmental Science Program.