Conservation genetic assessment of four plant species in a small replica of a steppe ecosystem >30 years after establishment

@article{Mller2017ConservationGA,
  title={Conservation genetic assessment of four plant species in a small replica of a steppe ecosystem >30 years after establishment},
  author={Christina Magdalena M{\"u}ller and Bj{\"o}rn Huwe and Volker Wissemann and Jasmin Joshi and Birgit Gemeinholzer},
  journal={Biodiversity and Conservation},
  year={2017},
  volume={26},
  pages={2699 - 2716}
}
To counter species loss living ex situ collections in botanic gardens became important elements of robust conservation programs. Several limitations, problems, and risks associated with living ex situ collections have been reported such as appropriate cultivation management to maintain genetic diversity and stochastic effects in small isolated populations in artificial habitats. However, not all small and isolated populations exhibit these predicted genetic changes. In a multi-species in situ… 

Meta‐analysis of genetic representativeness of plant populations under ex situ conservation in contrast to wild source populations

  • Xinzeng WeiM. Jiang
  • Environmental Science
    Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology
  • 2020
The results suggest that current ex-situ plant collections do not effectively capture the genetic variation of wild populations, and it is necessary to employ more thorough sampling strategies in future collecting efforts and to add new individuals where needed.

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