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Plant Ecology

Plant Ecology

An International Journal

Editor-in-Chief: W.E. Rogers; N. Enright

ISSN: 1385-0237 (print version)
ISSN: 1573-5052 (electronic version)

Journal no. 11258

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Contributed manuscripts are invited for the forthcoming special issue:

‘The role of ecological sciences in plant translocation’ 

Translocations (reintroduction, introduction and population reinforcement) have substantially contributed to the conservation of many threatened plant species, but much more effort is required to improve the success of this conservation approach. This proposed special issue of Plant Ecology seeks to advance the ecological dialogue on the successes and failures of rare plant translocation as a key to improving translocation techniques and their final success.
The issue will contribute to the advancement of translocation techniques by addressing the fundamental role of ecological studies applied to translocations:
  • 1) Understanding the reasons for species extinction or decline (locally or worldwide).
  • 2) Selection of suitable recipient sites for translocations, including distribution and niche modeling.
  • 3) Improvement of the ecological condition of recipient sites.
  • 4) Investigation of the interactions between translocated species and native species.
  • 5) Understanding the pollination environment.
  • 6) Improving the methodology of ecological studies in plant species translocation and monitoring.
  • 7) Advances in the reliability of post-release monitoring techniques.
The issue will draw upon global studies including, empirical, experimental, methodological and review papers reporting on of all types of translocation (i.e. population reinforcement, introduction, reintroduction, assisted colonizations, de-extinction, etc.). Perspective and theoretical articles will be included.
The issue will comprise a combination of invited and contributed paper. All papers will be handled according to the reviewer procedures as described in the journal information for authors.

For further information, contact one of the special issue guest editors: 

Dr. Thomas Abeli
University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy.
E-mail: thomas.abeli.it@gmail.com
Prof. Kingsley Dixon
Curtin University and Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, Western Australia.
E-mail: kingsley.dixon@bgpa.wa.gov.au
Image caption: Understanding ecological interactions is important for improving rare flora translocations, such as the specialised pollinators of orchids seen here with Caladenia falcata and the sexually deceived thynnid wasp.

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