Tag Archives: genetic diversity

Shhh… Don’t wake the Kraken

What turns an inconspicuous plant into an economically and ecologically damaging alien invader? Or to paraphrase this blog title – why does the Kraken awake? The answer is not simple. Several hypotheses exist, including lack of natural predators in the introduced range (the enemy release or … Continue reading

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Local is not always best

The use of local seed is widely advocated for habitat restoration and is based on the premise that locally sourced seed will be the best adapted for the local conditions at restoration sites. However, a ‘local is best’ seed sourcing practise … Continue reading

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