Restoring species through reintroductions: strategies for source population selection

@article{Houde2015RestoringST,
  title={Restoring species through reintroductions: strategies for source population selection},
  author={Aimee Lee S. Houde and Shawn R. Garner and Bryan D. Neff},
  journal={Restoration Ecology},
  year={2015},
  volume={23}
}
Only a quarter of reintroduction programs succeed in restoring a self‐sustaining population of an extirpated species. Optimal source population selection for restoration efforts can increase the fitness of translocated individuals and improve reintroduction success. Here, we describe the support for two strategies for selecting source populations: pre‐existing adaptation and adaptive potential. The pre‐existing adaptation strategy focuses on source populations with a high frequency of genotypes… 

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