In situ conservation Group

OSG In Situ Conservation

Species survival in situ requires not only the protection of the species from human anthropogenic removal but also that all of the life history stages, growth, survival, recruitment, population size and genetic diversity be attuned to conservation.

The In Situ Orchid Conservation Group has as its main focus the educational objective of helping conservation biologists involved in orchid research to understand the quantitative and field methodological approaches for determining the viability of populations and species. To attain this goal, we have been offering workshops on population dynamics and field data collecting in across the globe in the hope that conservation biologists can integrate a suite of tools to better predict population persistence. Previous workshops from one day to five day workshops:

  • 2002 Humacao, Puerto Rico
  • 2003, 2007 San José, Costa Rica
  • 2003, 2005 Melbourne, Australia
  • 2004 Sarasota, Florida USA
  • 2005 La Paz, Bolivia
  • 2005 Adelaide, Australia
  • 2006 Eldorado, Argentina

For future workshops in your area please contact us.


Focal point: Prof Ray Tremblay, University of Puerto Rico and Prof Pavel Kindlmann, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic.