Rigg, J. L., Offord, C. A., Zimmer, H., Anderson, I. C., Singh, B. K., & Powell, J. R. (2017). Conservation by translocation: establishment of Wollemi pine and associated microbial communities in novel environments. Plant Soil, 411, 209-225.

Rigg, J. L., Offord, C. A., Zimmer, H., Anderson, I. C., Singh, B. K., & Powell, J. R. (2017). Conservation by translocation: establishment of Wollemi pine and associated microbial communities in novel environments. Plant Soil, 411, 209-225.

Aim: 
The goal was to identify relationships associated with biotic and abiotic characteristics and outcomes of a Wollemi pine translocation event, and to use this information to advise future targeted translocation to ensure effective conservation of the critically endangered Wollemi pine
Type of Study: 
Manipulative experiment
Key Results: 
Soil properties can be used to select appropriate translocation sites that ensure initial establishment and growth of Wollemi pine.
Treatments: 
Within the translocation site, 30 locations were selected in existing canopy gaps that had a wide range of vegetation and landscape characteristics spanning across an elevation change of 42.8 m.
Response: 
Microbial communities of rare plant species will be valuable for informing best translocation practice for other rare plant species.
Models: 
Linear mixed models, ANOVA, pairwise Bray-Curtis dissimilarity, Mantel test
Comments: 
NA
Locations: 
Australia
Response variable : 
Edaphic characheristics, fungal and bacterial community composition in soil and roots, Wollemi pine growth (e.g. condition rankings recorded:1) alive and healthy, 2) showing disease or stress symptoms (i.e. indications of fungal pathogens or a substantial number of dead branched), 3) dead
Replication: 
NA
Ecosystem: 
Temperate forest
Full Reference: 
Rigg, J. L., Offord, C. A., Zimmer, H., Anderson, I. C., Singh, B. K., & Powell, J. R. (2017). Conservation by translocation: establishment of Wollemi pine and associated microbial communities in novel environments. Plant Soil, 411, 209-225.