The LIFE for Minuartia project team set out to protect and save the Minuartia smejkalii, which is a postglacial flowering plant endemic to Czechia. Actions included ex-situ (off-site) conservation based on genetic analysis, reintroduction, population enforcement and management of its serpentine site.
Their work is near completion and the team will present the projectâ€™s results during the online 33rd Conference of the Plant Population Biology. This conference will look at a number of pertinent issues, including plant demography, experimental plant ecology, population genetics, epigenetics and community ecology.
More details can be found here.
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