Special Issue "Introduced Forest Tree Species and Their Genetic Diversity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 September 2022 | Viewed by 2738
Interests: forest genetics and genomics; forest tree breeding; oak (quercus) genetics; genetics of non-native forest trees
Interests: genetics; plant breeding; molecular biology
Interests: forest and population genetics and genomics; evolutionary biology and ecology; particularly processes of adaptation; patterns in genetic diversity; cultivation and spread of non-native trees
Introduced tree species have become a significant element of forests across the world. They have been planted for various purposes such as wood production, supply with non-wood products, erosion control and desertification mitigation. On the one hand, they may offer an opportunity to adapt forestry to the challenges of climate change. On the other hand, many introduced trees display an invasive behaviour threatening natural ecosystems. In spite of their impact in many ecosystems of the globe, their genetic variation and structure in their secondary range still remain largely unexplored. Understanding the genetics and genomics of these tree species is not only important in order to quantify their genetic diversity, to identify their origin or to assess the growth properties of different provenances. It may help elucidating the dynamics of invasion or processes of rapid post-introduction adaptation and may also assist future selection of resilient genotypes to increase their adaptive capacity in a changing climate.
We encourage submission of articles to this Special Issue from all relevant fields of Forest Genetics and Genomics. Submitted articles may include reviews or case studies based on experimental or modelling approaches, aiming to promote knowledge in the areas of genetics and genomics of introduced forest trees.
Dr. Charalambos Neophytou
Dr. Barbara Fussi
Dr. Marcela van Loo
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- forest genetics
- forest genomics
- non-native forest trees
- invasive forest trees
- genetic variation
- forest management