The Regional Training Centre on Forest Genetic Resources opens

More than 50 participants from 11 Asian and Pacific countries attended the first course of the Regional Training Centre on Forest Genetic Resources, held in Beijing and Shandon, China, from 28 October…


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…


Genetic Structure of a Naturally Regenerating Post-Fire Seedling Population: Pinus halepensis As a Case Study

To study the effects of wildfire on population genetics of a wind pollinated and wind dispersed tree, we have analyzed the genetic structure of a post-fire, naturally regenerating seedling population…


Soil properties drive a negative correlation between species diversity and genetic diversity in a tropical seasonal rainforest

A negative species-genetic diversity correlation (SGDC) could be predicted by the niche variation hypothesis, whereby an increase in species diversity within community reduces the genetic diversity of…


Recent landscape genomics studies in forest trees—what can we believe?

Landscape genomics is potentially a powerful research field for discovery of genes underlying complex patterns of adaptation in forest ecosystems. The general approach is to search for associations…


Adapting to a warming world: Ecological restoration, climate change, and genomics

Global climate change and other anthropogenic influences are rapidly transforming the habitats of many species. A species’ ability to cope will depend on its capacity to tolerate these changes in situ…


About us

APFORGEN is a regional programme and network with a holistic approach to the conservation and management of the Forest Genetic Resources (FGR) in the Asia-Pacific region


APFORGEN Secretariat
c/o Research Institute of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry
XiangShan Road, Dongxiaofu No.1, Haidian district, 
Beijing, People's Republic of China