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Conservation and Monitoring of Tree Genetic Resources in Temperate Forests

In the era of predicted significant environmental change, genetic conservation and monitoring of long-lived forest trees are of paramount importance for the survival of natural populations. Genetic conservation aims to protect and preserve genetic variation, vital for the maintenance of adaptive potential within populations and species. This paper discusses the advances made in gene conservation and genetic monitoring approaches in particular that aim to put into practise a concept that was developed more than 25 years ago, but rarely put into practise.

Further reading - Aravanopoulos, F.A.(. Curr Forestry Rep (2016) 2: 119. doi:10.1007/s40725-016-0038-8