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Biology and Integrated conservation of temperate Australian orchids [ 2003 - 2006 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP0349104]

Researchers Dr AL Batty; Prof K Sivasithamparam; Dr KW Dixon

Brief description To successfully conserve rare and endangered orchids an integrated approach to translocation must be adopted. The orchid species and associated fungal symbionts must be succesfully established at a site to achieve a self-sustaining population. Currently little is know about the in situ interactions of orchid and fungal endophytes. Research here will determine essential field interactions and requirements of both partners. The ex situ conservation of rare and endangered species should included reliable long-term storage of propagation material such as seed. Information obtained will be used to develop orchid conservation packages for implementation by landmanagers.

Funding Amount $210,000

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