Convergent local adaptation to climate in distantly related conifers

When confronted with an adaptive challenge, such as extreme temperature, closely related species frequently evolve similar phenotypes using the same genes. Although such repeated evolution is thought…


IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress: Call for Abstracts

The International Union of Forestry Research Institutions (IUFRO) celebrates its 125 years with an anniversary congress held in Freiburg, Germany, from 19 to 22 September 2017. The call for abstracts…


Developing DNA-based timber tracking in Indonesia: Interview with Dr Anto Rimbawanto

DNA-based methods are increasingly used to help tackle illegal logging which is estimated to result in losses of revenues of 10-15 billion US$ in the affected timber-producing countries. These…


Regulating the quality of seedlings for forest restoration: lessons from the National Greening Program in the Philippines

The use of low quality planting material is one of the major reasons for the limited success of past reforestation programs in the Philippines and elsewhere in the tropics. In the Philippines, a…


Finding needles in a genomic haystack: targeted capture identifies clear signatures of selection in a nonmodel plant species

Teasing apart neutral and adaptive genomic processes and identifying loci that are targets of selection can be difficult, particularly for nonmodel species that lack a reference genome. However,…


Special Issue: Ecology and silviculture of Dipterocarp forests in Malaysia

This special issue presents a selection of the latest research findings from two decades of international collaboration between the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia (FRIM), the Japan…


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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


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