Exceptional Species Curation

I've puts tons of research into this and I cannot find good credited labs accepting interns or volunteer interested in conservation of exotic species.  I'll go anywhere world! Hands on experience is what I need. Please share if you have any advice <3
posted by Sylvia White on Saturday, June 6, 2020 - 5:12am

How would you treat Piperia michaelii seed? Should the seed be sent directly off to an istitution with liquid nitrogen storage facilities?
posted by Lucy Ferneyhough on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 9:38am

Katie Heineman's picture
Good news! All videos from our CPC 2019 Meeting are available for viewing on the PI portal, and will be moved to Plant Nucleus during our next phase of development (soon!). Here is Daniels Ballesteros's keynote about cryopreservation:  https://vimeo.com/337576383/37221bd923
posted by Katie Heineman on Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 9:07am
Is anyone actively working on culture of and/or cryopreservation of cycad embryos? 
posted by Vanessa Handley on Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:46pm
Has anyone worked with storage of Dirca spp. seed?  We're not sure if or how the fleshy fruit (endocarp) should be removed.
posted by James Locklear on Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:39pm
David Remucal's picture
Is it only species that have seeds that exhibit no viability in both desiccation and cold? Or is it a lower bar of reduced viability in both, and if so, how reduced?
posted by David Remucal on Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:38pm
What are the other categories of exceptional species besides those that produce recalcitrant seeds?
posted by Abby Meyer on Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 1:37pm

Stacy Anderson's picture
Cylindropuntia californica var californica is a rare cactus that rarely produces viable seed. How many cuttings from individuals from a small population of approximately 30 would be needed to create a living conservation collection?
posted by Stacy Anderson on Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 1:25pm
Katie Heineman's picture
For California Plant Rescue, we are conducting a gap analysis of the conservation collections of California native plants by compiling the "living collections" and seed accessions of six botanic gardens. There are a few instances where living collections clearly represent intentional, population level conservation collections at a single institution.
posted by Katie Heineman on Friday, April 19, 2019 - 12:08pm