Special Issue "Genetic Diversity of Tree Species in Forest and Conservation Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2019
Dr. Christopher Kettle
Forest genetics and genomics have seen important advances in recent years, i.e., in characterizing genomic diversity of species across their ranges, or in understanding adaptive processes. As the forefront of this research field has always been tightly linked to technological and analytical advances, it often remains elusive for practitioners in forest and conservation management. Thus, while almost any forest genetic study somehow argues to be relevant in relation to climate or global change, specific guidelines for management and conservation are rarely presented, remain general, or are based on data that far precede current technological standards. Important information that are missing are, e.g., updated maps of genetic conservation units and of seed zonation. Likewise, information on the scale of gene flow and the scale of local adaptation are limited, as are information on the dimension of introgression in protected focal species, for example, from mass planted hybrids. Starting from these few examples, we here encourage manuscript submission to this Special Issue from all relevant fields. This includes classical forest genetic, and advanced forest genomic studies, as well as modelling studies, and meta-analyses if they make use of genetic or genomic data. Studies should however specifically target management and conservation of forests or forest genetic resources.
Dr. Lars Opgenoorth
Dr. Christopher Kettle
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Forests is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- Genetic diversity
- Forest tree
- Conservation management
- Genetic resources
- Climate change
- Gene flow