Forest genetic resources
As part of the preparation of the State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources, thematic studies were prepared under the coordination of FAO. The objectives of these thematic studies were to review available knowledge and experience in addressing the key issues and trends identified, and to identify actions required, including research needs and priorities. The thematic studies were prepared in collaboration with Bioversity International, the World Agroforestry Centre and a large group of scientists and experts around the world.
This publication provides information and guidance to policymakers and practitioners on embedding genetic considerations into ecosystem restoration activities, highlighting the key role of native tree species. Genetic aspects are often overlooked both by restoration scientists and practitioners, yet are crucial to rebuilding resilient landscapes and ecosystems.
The study was coordinated by Bioversity International as input to FAO’s first report on The State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources (June, 2014). Editors include Michele Bozzano, Riina Jalonen, Evert Thomas, David Boshier, Leonardo Gallo, Stephen Cavers, Sándor Bordács, Paul Smith, and Judy Loo.
Graudal, L., Loo, J., Fady, B., Vendramin, G., Aravanopoulos, F.A. Baldinelli, G., Bennadji, Z., Ramamonjisoa, L., and Kjær, E.D. 2016. Indicators of forest genetic diversity, erosion and vulnerability. State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources – Thematic Study, FAO (in prep.).
Alfaro, R.I., Fady, B., Vendramin, G.G., Dawson, I.K., Fleming, R.A., Sáenz-Romero, C., Lindig-Cisneros, R.A., Murdock, T., Vinceti, T., Navarro, C.M., Skrøppa, T., Baldinelli, G., El-Kassaby, Y.A. and Loo, J. 2016. Role of forest genetic resources in adaptation to biotic and abiotic factors in a changing climate. State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources – Thematic Study, FAO (in prep.).
Dawson, I.K., Leakey, R., Place, F., Clement, C.R., Weber, J.C., Cornelius, J.P., Roshetko, J. M., Tchoundjeu, Z., Kalinganire, A., Orwa, C. and Jamnadass, R. 2016. The value of trees and tree genetic resources for the livelihoods of rural communities in the tropics. State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources – Thematic Study, FAO (in prep.).
Ratnam, W., Rajora, O.P., Finkeldey, R., Aravanopoulos, F., Bouvet, J.-M., Vaillancourt, R., Kanashiro, M., Fady, B., Tomita, M. 2016. Effects of management practices on forest genetic diversity. State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources – Thematic Study, FAO (in prep.).