Ensuring biodiversity offset success: the right kind of seed for a rare daisy (Rutidosis lanata)
The woolly wrinklewort Rutidosis lanata (Asteraceae) is a rare and protected daisy from southern Queensland. As part of the biodiversity offset program for the Australia Pacific LNG project, more than 100,000 plants of this species will be translocated. Successful establishment of a self-sustaining population relies on knowledge of basic reproductive ecology and genetic diversity for the species. The Gas Industry Social & Environmental Research Alliance (GISERA) have initiated a research project on the woolly wrinklewort to better inform the conservation of this rare species.
This research identified genetic and demographic factors that may limit the success of establishing a rare daisy (Rutidosis lantana) in a new location. A fact sheet was produced which outlines the outcomes.
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