Are others collecting demographic data from reintroduced populations?
I'm interested in comparing reintroduced populations to wild populations of the same species to assess reintroction "success" relative to wild sites. Are others collecting this kind of data?
At Bok, we're working on short-term demographic monitoring of natural and introducted populations of Chrysopsis floridana. We've collected two years' worth of data, with at least one more to go (depending on funding). What species are you considering studying? Do you have any specific issues in mind?
We recently wrapped up a project with some partners that used demography of natural populations to assess the reintroduction of 4 species (multiple populations of each species). Nothing has been analyzed yet, but it needs to be on the horizon. The species cover serveral different habitat types and life histories.
Fairchild has demographic data from reintroduced and wild populations of Dalea carthagenensi var. floridana. The Arboretum at Flagstaff has data for Purshia subintegra.