Special Issue "Geographic Distribution of Quantitative Trait Variation and Genetic Variability in Natural Tree Species"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 June 2023) | Viewed by 2789
Interests: quantitative genetics; population genetics; tree improvement; genome selection
Interests: genetics; forestry research; inbreeding; tree breeding; seeds; genetic resources; seed production
Considering the wide climatic variability that the planet has been experiencing, a topic that is always current and increasingly relevant is understanding the geographic distribution of genetic diversity within populations and genetic differentiation between populations. Currently, the factor that most affects geographic and genetic diversity is the anthropogenic alteration of landscapes. These changes can alter natural selection, increase genetic drift, and interrupt contemporary gene flow. Thus, studies on the geographic distribution of quantitative trait variation and genetic variability of natural tree species are strategic for informing decision making and the assessment of impacts already occurring in the environment. Such studies also offer information that can help to shape the management and conservation of these populations and species. This Special Issue aims to include selected theoretical and practical studies that advance our understanding of geographic distribution and variation of quantitative traits and genetic diversity using molecular and morphological markers for natural tree species.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- Future perspectives for studies on landscape genetics;
- Multiscale landscapes: genetic diversity and adaptive tree species;
- Contemporary gene flow in tree populations;
- Quantitative and genetic variation of tree populations;
- Using molecular markers to inform landscape management planning.
Dr. Evandro Vagner Tambarussi
Dr. David James Bush
Dr. Ananda Virgínia De Aguiar
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- multiscale landscape
- genetic diversity
- contemporary gene flow
- quantitative trait variation
- molecular markers