Journal article

Translocation strategies for multiple species depend on interspecific interaction type

Michaela Plein, Michael Bode, Melinda L Moir, Peter A Vesk



Conservation translocations, anthropogenic movements of species to prevent their extinction, have increased substantially over the last few decades. Although multiple species are frequently moved to the same location, current translocation guidelines consider species in isolation. This practice ignores important interspecific interactions and thereby risks translocation failure. We model three different two-species systems to illustrate the inherent complexity of multispecies translocations and to assess the influence of different interaction types (consumer-resource, mutualism, and competition) on translocation strategies. We focus on how these different interaction types influence the opti..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Timothy O'Brien and three anonymous reviewers for their valuable comments on the manuscript. M. Plein is funded by an Australian Postgraduate Award. M. Bode is funded by an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship (DE130100572). All authors acknowledge the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions and the National Environmental Research Program for funding support.