Published on March 5, 2014
The ELC approach in the context of CWR conservation planning: Case studies and perspectives Mauricio Parra Quijano Ecogeographic land characterization for CWR diversity and gap analysis Training workshop 26–27 February 2014, Room UG08, Learning Centre, University of Birmingham
ELC and species knowledge The many different environments/ adaptive scenarios where the species occur… and Which of them are frequent or rare for the target species
Conservation planning - ex situ Ex situ ELC MAPS Representativeness Are there gaps? Big size Collections? Scarce Resources? Optimized Collecting Germplasm Core Collections (rationalization) Other (sites to germplasm Multiplication /regeneration, FIGS)
Conservation planning - in situ In situ On farm Protected areas Representativeness /complementarity ELC category richness (area and populations) Representativeness /complementarity Evaluation of current P.A. networks conservation Evaluation of current projects New P.A. to be included Genetic Reserves Establishment ELC category richness (area and populations) Prioritization of new regions/ communities where to focus efforts
Study cases Optimized germplasm collecting
Study cases Optimized germplasm collecting Optimized collecting activities for two forage wild species in Argentina Trichloris crinita and T. Pluriflora (Poaceae) Image from Marinoni et al., in press
Study cases Ecogeographic core collections Comparison between phenotypic and Ecogeographical core collections (spanish bean collection)
Study cases Ecogeographical representativeness of protected areas network for some groups of prioritized CWR species (~200 species) In Spain Evaluation of current PA for an effective CWR protection
Study cases Genetic reserves
Study cases Prioritization of zones/ farm communities to focus on on-farm conservation efforts Image from Tapia et al., in press
Perspectives – ELC map approach Include biotic and anthropic data – if possible, and know how to interpret those results Adapt/create some improved methods to select ecogeographical variables (objective approach) Introduce climate change aspects – modeled/projected ecogeographical data. Introduce other methods to determine the optimal number of groups . . .
Perspectives – “ELC mapas” tool Cover all the countries and regions (continents and subcontinents) Facilitate the analysis of administrative units below country level (specially for big countries), providing sub-national ecogeographical information. Allow the user to enter and use their own ecogeographical variables Create an application or tool that allows to select the variables that should be selected (objectively) Introduce qualitative variables (i.e. soil type, vegetation) Include new components (anthropic/biotic)
... Capturing wild relative and landrace diversity for ... • Ecogeographic survey and analysis • Gap ... ECOGEOGRAPHIC LEVEL Ecogeographic land ...
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... Regional training workshop on in situ conservation of CWR and diversity ... workshop reports, presentations ... workshop on predictive characterization ...
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European Crop Wild Relative Diversity Assessment and Conservation Forum www ... The results of workshop presentations and working ... 4. CWR Network ...
Development of a national crop wild relative conservation strategy for Cyprus. ... CWR gap analysis ... which uses ecogeographic land characterization ...
Crop Wild Relatives of sweetpotato [Ipomoea batatas ... Needs for CWR We adapted a gap analysis ... FIGURE 4 | Ecogeographic niches of ...