Publications and references

IUFRO Genomics and Forest Tree Genetics Conference; Arcachon, France; 30 May - 3 June 2016. Units involved: 2.04.00, 2.04.01, 2.04.02, 2.04.06, 2.04.10. 

Publications of Interest

  • Forest Genetic Resources Training Guide
    Forest genetics is often perceived as a complex and difficult subject. Tertiary education curricula tend to cover the topic superficially, or not at all. Despite rapid advances in research tools (molecular markers, biotechnology, bioinformatics, etc.) most forestry students have little exposure to FGR topics. This Training Guide supports the teaching and learning of FGR for non-specialists. It focuses on the links between forest management and forest genetic resources: conservation strategies, forest restoration and logging, for example. The Guide consists of short science-based case studies, grouped together in thematic modules.

    Details at:
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  • Forest Trees
    Series: Genome Mapping and  Molecular Breeding in Plants, Vol. 7
    Kole, Chittaranjan (Ed.)
    2007, Approx. 240 p., 18 illus., 4 in colour, Hardcover
    ISBN: 978-3-540-34540-4
    Available: May 4, 2007

Links to other information resources 
Dendrome is a collection of forest tree genome databases and other forest genetic information resources for the international forest genetics community. Dendrome is part of a larger collaborative effort to construct genome databases for major crop and forest species.
The Evoltree Network involves 25 research groups from 15 European countries that are working together to identify and study genes of adaptive significance in order to evaluate the contribution they make to the evolution of tree species and tree communities. Research will also be carried out on organisms that interact with trees such as insects and mycorrhizal fungi.
The Plant Genomics Group seeks to explore and understand the network of genes, proteins, metabolites, and environmental signals that lead to complex phenotypes in forest trees. Our systems biology approach relies upon modern molecular genetics and genomics techniques and focuses on black cottonwood, Populus trichocarpa, as the reference organism.
The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) is an international professional organization dedicated to promoting the scientific study of the phenomena that affect the maintenance, loss, and restoration of biological diversity.
TREESNIPS: Developing single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP)
markers for adaptive variation in forest trees.  It is important for tree breeding, for conservation genetics and for the study of evolutionary questions to find the loci controlling variation in adaptively important traits. Recently methods have been developed that rely on finding associations between the traits and nucleotide variation at the loci themselves, or at other associated (tightly linked) nucleotide sites.