Special Issue "Genetic Diversity and Conservation of Woody Species"
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2. Shanghai Chenshan Plant Science Research Center, Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 201602, China
Interests: arctic–alpine disjunctions; conservation biology; biogeography; biodiversity; dendrology; relicts; endemics; threatened species; phylogenetics; phylogeography
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Trees and other woody plants, such as shrubs and lianas, form the principal components in forests and many other ecosystems on our planet. Being among the largest and longest-living organisms, they support an immense share of the Earth’s terrestrial biodiversity, providing food and habitats for innumerable microorganisms, epiphytes, invertebrate, and vertebrate species. Woody species are perfect study objects, giving us a link between the past, present, and future. Woody species have also accompanied our own species throughout its evolution. Even today, billions of people depend on trees and shrubs for fuel, medicine, food, tools, fodder for livestock, shade, and watershed maintenance. Woody species therefore have a high scientific, economic, social, cultural, and aesthetic value.
However, the future of many trees and shrubs is uncertain. Ten of thousands of species are threatened by overharvesting, non-native pests and diseases, changes in accelerated land use, and climate warming. Many aspects of their biology, ecology, and biogeography are still unexplored or insufficiently understood. These knowledge shortfalls, concerning their genetic diversity, for example, significantly hinder the development of protection strategies and the elaboration of efficient action plans. This Issue, dedicated to this very diverse group of plants, aims to encourage on-going research and conservation efforts worldwide.
For this Special Issue of Plants, we therefore warmly welcome contributions (original research papers, reviews, perspectives, and opinions) on woody species and their conservation, from different fields of research, such as molecular biology, conservation biology, ecology, biogeography, and physiology.
Prof. Dr. Gregor Kozlowski
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- woody species
- endangered woody species
- relict woody species
- population genetics
- landscape genetics
- dispersal biology
- seed ecology
- habitat fragmentation
- conservation biology
- conservation strategy
- conservation prioritizing
- in situ conservation
- ex situ conservation