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New Special Issue in GENOME Journal on Tree Diversity

The Evolution of Tree Diversity: Proceedings of the IUFRO Genomics and Forest Tree Genetics meeting, Phylogenetics and Genomic Evolution Session, Arcachon, 2016

Studies in the evolution of forest tree diversity face a common suite of issues: phylogenetic resolution in the face of hybridization and lineage sorting, the balance between divergence and introgression, the relative effects of local adaptation and demographic history on population genetic structure. While we know much about the impact of tree diversity on ecosystem and the assembly and maintenance of tree diversity at community and regional scales, we know much less about the evolutionary origins of tree diversity and the interplay of different evolutionary forces. The Phylogenetics and Genomic Evolution Session of the 2016 IUFRO Genomics and Forest Tree Genetics meeting was convened in Arcachon, France in May 2016, to bring together researchers addressing evolutionary relationships within and among tree species. A special issue in GENOME journal includes a collection of papers sampled from the topics covered in this session.

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