Special Issue "Biodiversity, Conservation and Phylogeny of Trees"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 August 2023) | Viewed by 2387
Interests: conservation biology; DNA barcoding; molecular evolution; organelle genome; phylogeny; systematics
There are around 3.0 trillion trees in forests, which cover more than 30% of the world’s land surface, store an estimated 296 gigatons of carbon, and host the majority of terrestrial biodiversity. A recent study indicates that there are approximately 73,000 tree species in the world. Of them, up to 9000 tree species have not been discovered or described yet. The aim of this Special Issue, entitled “Biodiversity, Conservation and Phylogeny of Trees”, calls together tree specialists and researchers to develop state-of-the-art methodologies and techniques in investigations on biodiversity and conservation of trees. As tree species are long-lived and difficult to identify using vegetative specimens alone by non-specialists, molecular approaches or DNA barcoding could be standardized and reproducible in species identification and new species discovery. Moreover, genetic or genomic data may be useful for biodiversity and conservation assessments. Therefore, research articles and reviews on all aspects of genetics and genomics for tree biodiversity, conservation, phylogeny, species delimitation, as well as regional biodiversity inventory can be included in this Special Issue.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Biodiversity inventory
- DNA barcoding and species delimitation
- Phylogeny and systematics
- Population and conservation genetics
Prof. Dr. Wenbin Yu
Dr. Joeri S. Strijk
Manuscript Submission Information
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- conservation biology