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Ex situ conservation case studies

The following is a bibliography of case studies on ex situ germplasm conservation published in Australasian Plant Conservation in 2020 and 2021.

Excerpts from these case studies will be presented in the forthcoming 3rd edition of the publication ‘Plant Germplasm Conservation in Australia – strategies and guidelines for developing, managing and utilising ex situ collections’ (known as the Germplasm Guidelines) .

Chong, C., Stevens, A., Grigg, A., North, T., McAuliffe, J. and Guja, L. (2021) Ex situ conservation of a critically endangered fern. Australasian Plant Conservation 29(3),16-19. [PDF]

Pedersen, S. (2020). Rusted on and fired up: a collaborative effort to save the Scrub Turpentine. Australasian Plant Conservation 29(3), 8-10. [PDF]

Reiter, N. (2020). Conservation Translocation of the endangered Colourful Spider-orchid (Caladenia colorata) Australasian Plant Conservation 29(3), 11-13. [PDF]

Reiter, N., Dimon, R. and Freestone, M. (2020). Saving orchids from extinction: the RBGV Orchid Conservation Program ex situ collection. Australasian Plant Conservation 29(3), 13-15. [PDF]

Van der Walt, K. (2021) Investigating cryopreservation options for Syzygium maire, a threatened endemic New Zealand tree. Australasian Plant Conservation 29(3), 22-25. [PDF]

Wood, J. (2020). Dealing with Physical Dormancy in Tasmanian Pomaderris (Rhamnaceae) collections: Heat shock, seed size and mould issues by James Alexander Wood. Australasian Plant Conservation 29(3), 20-21. [PDF]


Image credits (clockwise from top left): Karin van der Walt, Stig Pedersen, Fanny Karouta-Manasse and  Karin van der Walt

Perrins, L. (2020) It’s not all about the birds and the bees – Challenges and triumphs of Conservation Seed Orchards at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Australasian Plant Conservation 29(2),12-14. [PDF]

Wood, J. (2020) Germination Testing at the Tasmanian Seed Conservation Centre. Australasian Plant Conservation 29(2),15-17. [PDF]

Viler, V. and Offord, C.A. (2020) Ex situ management including seed orchard establishment for Native Guava (Rhodomyrtus psidioides) affected by Myrtle Rust. Australasian Plant Conservation 29(2),17-20. [PDF]

Stanley, R. and Bodley, E. (2020) Strings Attached: Managing ex situ plants highly susceptible to pathogens. Australasian Plant Conservation 29(2), 20-23. [PDF]

McAuliffe, E.J. (2020) Using clonal genetic structures to inform and develop an ex situ conservation strategy for Grevillea renwickiana. Australasian Plant Conservation 29(2), 24-26. [PDF]

Image credits (clockwise from top left):Emma Bodley, Veronica Viler, Edward McAuliffe and James Wood