The state of the world’s forest genetic resources – Genetic considerations in ecosystem restoration using native tree species

Authors:
Bozzano, M., R. Jalonen, E. Thomas, D. Boshier, L. Gallo, S. Cavers, S. Borda_cs, P. Smith and J. Loo

Publication Date:
2014

Abstract/Summary:
The objective of this thematic study is to review and analyse current practices in ecosystem restoration, with a particular focus on the use of native tree species and genetic considerations related to the selection of appropriate planting material. Based on this analysis we put forward a number of practical recommendations, including genetic considerations in ecosystem restoration, that are intended to help practitioners to avoid genetic problems and enhance both the short- and long- term success of future restoration activities.

Resource Type:
White Paper

Source:
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Link:
http://www.fao.org/3/a-i3938e.pdf