01 May 2012

PUBLICATION: Literature review, translocations as a tool for biodiversity conservation during climate change

A literature review, commissioned by the Scottish Natural Heritage, reviews the application of species translocations as a conservation tool for the establishment or protection of populations in northerly and/or montane environments. The current generic debate concerning translocations and climate change is reviewed, and application of this technique to three species groups: lichens and bryophytes, vascular plants, and invertebrates considered. The application of various ecological modelling techniques to the issue of species translocation and climate change is also considered and key research questions that might be addressed by experimental study are proposed.

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