Special Issue "Forest Tree Breeding and Sustainable Management Strategies under Climate Change"

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Genetics and Molecular Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2023) | Viewed by 227

Special Issue Editors

Istituto di Bioscienze e Biorisorse (IBBR), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, FI, Italy
Interests: forest genetics and genomics; conservation of genetic resources; population genetics; epigenetics and epigenomics; tree biotechnology; adaptive silviculture; functional genomics and adaptation
Dipartimento di Scienze e Tecnologie Agrarie, Alimentari, Ambientali e Forestali (DAGRI), Università degli Studi di Firenze, Via Maragliano 77, 50144 Firenze, Italy
Interests: forest genetics and genomics; conservation of genetic resources; population genetics; epigenetics and epigenomics; tree biotechnology; adaptive silviculture; functional genomics and adaptation

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Forest areas are important for ecosystem services, as forests are multifunctional, serving economic, social and environmental purposes. Climate change, air pollution, unsustainable forest management, invasive species, urbanization and forest fragmentation reduce forest biodiversity, may adversely affect genetic diversity and put at threat the future adaptive potential and sustainability of forests and their ecosystems. Forest species can be threatened or subject to genetic erosion, making forests less resilient and compromising future adaptability to changing environmental conditions. Forest genetic resources (FGRs) are the basis of the long-term evolutionary processes maintaining the adaptive potential of forests. Genetic diversity is the basis of the FGRs; therefore, it is extremely important to maintain and/or enhance forest genetic diversity and, consequently, favor forest adaptive ability. Advancements in forest tree breeding strategies and a correct sustainable forest management (SFM) approach can preserve FGRs and ecosystem biodiversity and permit a correct sustainable use of forest products, useful for social–economy and local and rural communities.

This Special Issue aims to include all the studies related to forest research advancements in breeding, genetics, genomics, adaptive silviculture presenting actual knowledge on forest tree breeding and sustainable management strategies, which could preserve and/or increase the resilient ability of our forests under climate change.

Dr. Cristina Vettori
Dr. Donatella Paffetti
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • genetic diversity
  • adaptive genomics
  • genomic prediction
  • genome-wide association studies
  • assisted gene flow
  • tree breeding
  • adaptation
  • ecosystem biodiversity
  • forest management
  • silviculture
  • ecosystem and forest service

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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