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Geographic Variation in Forest Trees: Genetic Basis and Application of Knowledge in Silviculture

Geographic variation within tree species is one of the basic issues facing foresters, biologists, and others who work with trees. Genetic differences among and within populations of these trees become important considerations when forests are regenerated artificially by seeding and planting, and when new species are introduced in forestry, agroforestry, or for ornamental and landscape purposes.
Geographic Variation in Forest Trees is the first book to examine this subject from a world-wide perspective. Following a historical review, the author discusses population genetic theory and genetic systems of tree species and how these species interact with environments in the major climatic regions in the world. He then demonstrates how this knowledge is used to guide seed zoning and seed transfer in silviculture, basing much of his discussion on models developed in Scandinavia and North America. In the final chapter, the author addresses the issue of genetic conservation - a subject of great concern in the face of accelerated forest destruction, industrial pollution, and climatic change.
Geographic Variation in Forest Trees: Genetic Basis and Application of Knowledge in Silviculture
Author:
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Title:
Geographic Variation in Forest Trees: Genetic Basis and Application of Knowledge in Silviculture
ISBN:
0774805609
ISBN13:
978-0774805605
Publisher:
UBC Press (January 1, 2002)
Language:
English
Category:
Biological Sciences
Size ePub version:
1509 kb
Size PDF version:
1316 kb
Rating:
4.2
Votes:
498
Pages:
209 pages
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