Show simple item record N. Ruaraidh en_US 2009-11-25T11:08:55Z 2009-11-25T11:08:55Z 2001-12 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Sackville Hamilton , N R 2001 , ' Is local provenance important in habitat creation? A reply ' Journal of Applied Ecology , vol 38 , no. 6 , pp. 1374-1376 . , 10.1046/j.0021-8901.2001.00670.x en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 129737 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/3603 en_US
dc.description.abstract 1. Wilkinson (2001) argues that we cannot assume that hybrids between local and alien genotypes will have low fitness, and therefore, as low hybrid fitness has been presented as justification for using only locally provenanced material in habitat restoration schemes, provenance is not important. 2. His observations on fitness are important, correct and deserve wider recognition. 3. Nevertheless, I dispute his conclusion about the importance of provenance, for two main reasons. One is that his argument is based on questionable objectives for biodiversity conservation. The second is that, even if we accept these underlying objectives, the fitness of hybrids is only one of numerous relevant issues. 4. Use of locally provenanced seed should be standard practice, except where the introduction of non-local genotypes is specifically justified in terms of conservation genetics. en_US
dc.format.extent 3 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Journal of Applied Ecology en_US
dc.subject Biodiversity conservation en_US
dc.subject genetic diversity en_US
dc.subject habitat restoration en_US
dc.subject species extinction en_US
dc.title Is local provenance important in habitat creation? A reply en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences en_US

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