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dc.contributor.authorZimmer, HC
dc.contributor.authorOfford, CA
dc.contributor.authorAuld, TD
dc.contributor.authorBaker, PJ
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-05T00:32:26Z
dc.date.available2021-02-05T00:32:26Z
dc.date.issued2016-07-12
dc.identifierpii: PONE-D-16-04102
dc.identifier.citationZimmer, H. C., Offord, C. A., Auld, T. D. & Baker, P. J. (2016). Establishing a Wild, Ex Situ Population of a Critically Endangered Shade-Tolerant Rainforest Conifer: A Translocation Experiment. PLOS ONE, 11 (7), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0157559.
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/260047
dc.description.abstractTranslocation can reduce extinction risk by increasing population size and geographic range, and is increasingly being used in the management of rare and threatened plant species. A critical determinant of successful plant establishment is light environment. Wollemia nobilis (Wollemi pine) is a critically endangered conifer, with a wild population of 83 mature trees and a highly restricted distribution of less than 10 km2. We used under-planting to establish a population of W. nobilis in a new rainforest site. Because its optimal establishment conditions were unknown, we conducted an experimental translocation, planting in a range of different light conditions from deeply shaded to high light gaps. Two years after the experimental translocation, 85% of plants had survived. There were two distinct responses: very high survival (94%) but very low growth, and lower survival (69%) and higher growth, associated with initial plant condition. Overall survival of translocated W. nobilis was strongly increased in planting sites with higher light, in contrast to previous studies demonstrating long-term survival of wild W. nobilis juveniles in deep shade. Translocation by under-planting may be useful in establishing new populations of shade-tolerant plant species, not least by utilizing the range of light conditions that occur in forest understories.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherPUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0
dc.titleEstablishing a Wild, Ex Situ Population of a Critically Endangered Shade-Tolerant Rainforest Conifer: A Translocation Experiment
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0157559
melbourne.affiliation.departmentSchool of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences
melbourne.affiliation.facultyScience
melbourne.source.titlePLoS One
melbourne.source.volume11
melbourne.source.issue7
melbourne.identifier.arcFT120100715
dc.rights.licenseCC BY
melbourne.elementsid1083146
melbourne.contributor.authorBaker, Patrick
melbourne.contributor.authorZIMMER, HEIDI
dc.identifier.eissn1932-6203
melbourne.identifier.fundernameidAUST RESEARCH COUNCIL, FT120100715
melbourne.accessrightsOpen Access


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