Training School Plant Translocation – Theory and Techniques



Date: 24-27 March 2021 

Place: on-line

Training School leaders: Prof. Thomas Abeli, Dr. Sandrine Godefroid, Dr. Andreas Ensslin, Dr. Guy Colling 


Translocation is an important measure for reducing the loss of biodiversity. Successful translocations can be achieved if they utilise underpinning science and if experience is shared across the scientific community. Training of conservation scientists is a key aspect for these conservation actions. 

The course “Plant Translocation – Theory and Techniques” was dedicated to PhD students and postdoctoral fellows engaged in scientific research programmes and aims to share and disseminate the latest knowledge in the field of ecological restoration. The course aimed to train new scientists in the field of threatened species restoration and establish a dialogue between experienced conservation scientists and the next generation of practitioners. 


Prof. Thomas Abeli (University of Roma Tre) - course leader: 

Dr. Sandrine Godefroid (Meise Botanic Garden): 

Dr. Andreas Ensslin (Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève):




Course Materials