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General references

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Snow in the forest, Poland. Photo: Wojciech Gil
  • Cossalter, C. 1985. Propositions pour la conservation des ressources génétiques de Prosopis cineraria en République démocratique populaire du Yémen. Rapport de consultant préparé dans le cadre du Projet FAO sur les ressources génétiques des essences arborées des zones arides et semi-arides visant à améliorer la vie rurale. FAO, Rome (54 pp.) (F, arabe)** (available on request in tif version)
  • Cossalter, C. 1987. Conservation in situ des ressources génétiques forestières tropicales - la contribution des aires protégées et des réserves forestières. Conférence sur la conservation de la nature et l'utilisation des ressources végétales, UICN, Rabat, Maroc. 22-26 avril 1987. (13 pp.) (F) (available on request in tif version)
  • Cossalter, C. 1988. Genetic conservation: a cornerstone of breeding strategies. Workshop on Breeding Tropical Trees. IUFRO, Pattaya, Thaïlande. 28 novembre - 3 décembre 1988. (E,F) (available on request in tif version)
  • Cossalter, C. 1989. La conservation des ressources génétiques forestières. In: Cycle de formation sur les bases scientifiques en foresterie tropicale. ENGREF, Nancy, France. 13-17 novembre 1989. (19 pp.) (F) (arabe) (available on request in tif version)
  • DFSC and FAO. 2001. Practical experiences with establishment abd management of ex situ conservation stands of tropical pines. DFSC Results and Documentation No. 1 RD1> Compilation and editing: Christian P. Hansen, Ida Theilade, Søren Hald, Danida Forest Seed Centre, Humlebaek, Denmark and FAO, Rome, Italy.
  • FAO. 1968-2001. Reports on Sessions I-XII of the FAO Panel of Experts on Forest Gene Resources. FAO/FGR/Rep.1-12. FAO, Rome (E,F,S)
  • FAO. 1972-2004. Forest Genetic Resources Information, no. 1-31. FAO, Rome (Annual publication). (E,F,S)
  • FAO. 1975. Methodology of Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources. Report on a Pilot Study. FO:MISC/75/8. FAO, Rome. (127 pp.) (E**,S**,F) (available on request in tif version)
  • FAO. 1980. Genetic Resources of Tree Species in Arid and Semi-Arid Areas. Based on the work of F.B. Armitage, P.A. Joustra and B. Ben Salem. FAO, Rome. (118 pp.) (E,F,S)**
  • FAO 1984. A Guide to in situ Conservation of Genetic Resources of Tropical Woody Species. FORGEN/MISC/84/2. FAO, Rome. (196 pp.) (E,F,S)** (available on request in tif version)
  • FAO. 1984. In situ Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources. The Scientific and Technical Bases (based on the work of B. Ingram). FORGEN/MISC/84/1. FAO, Rome. (47 pp.) (E,F,S)** (available on request in tif version)
  • FAO. 1984. Operational Manual for a Protected Area System. FAO Conservation Guide No. 9. FAO, Rome. (85 pp.) ISBN 102141. (E**,F,S)
  • FAO. 1985. Forest Tree Improvement. FAO Forestry Paper No. 20. FAO, Rome. (271 pp.) ISBN 100943. (E,F,S)
  • FAO. 1985. A Guide to Forest Seed Handling. FAO Forestry Paper No. 20/2. FAO, Rome. (379 pp.) ISBN 102291. (E,F,S)
  • FAO. 1985. Status of in situ Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources. Commission on Plant Genetic Resources, First Session. Rome, 11-15 March 1985. CPGR/85/5, January 1985. FAO, Rome. (17 pp.) (E,F,S)**
  • FAO. 1987. Status of in situ Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources. Commission on Plant Genetic Resources, Second Session. CPGR/87/7, December 1986. FAO, Rome. (7 pp.) (E,F,S)**
  • FAO. 1987. Data Book on Endangered Tree and Shrub Species and Provenances. FAO Forestry Paper 77. FAO, Rome. (534 pp.) (E)
  • FAO. 1988. Report of the Expert Consultation on Forestry and Food Production/Security. Trivandrum, Bangalore (India), September 1988. FAO, Rome. (40 pp.) (E)**
  • FAO. 1988. Final Report on the FAO/IBPGR/UNEP project on Genetic Resources of Arid and Semi-Arid Zone Arboreal Species for the Improvement of Rural Living. FAO, Rome (non publié). (19 pp.) (E)
  • FAO. 1988. Plant Genetic Resources: their conservation in situ for human use, FORGEN/MISC/87, Forest Resources Division, Forestry Department. Booklet prepared in collaboration with Unesco, UNEP and IUCN. FAO, Rome. (E,F,S)
  • FAO. 1988. Leaflet: In situ Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources: to Ensure Today's and Tomorrow's Renewable Resources. FAO, Rome (E,F,S, Arabic)
  • FAO. 1990. Final Report, FAO/UNEP Project on in situ conservation of forest genetic resources, FP/6102-85-01(2474). (Non publié). (70 pp.) (E)
  • FAO. 1990. Biological Diversity. Its Conservation and Use for Sustainable Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries Development. FAO Working Paper. (41 pp.) (E)
  • FAO. 1991. Strategies for the Establishment of a Network of in situ conservation areas. Item 5 of the Provisional Agenda. CPGR/91/6. Commission on Plant Genetic Resources, Fourth Session, Rome, 15-19 April 1991. (7 pp.) (E,F,S,A,C)
  • FAO. 1992. Forests as Habitats of Biological Diversity and Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources. Information note prepared for the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, June 1992. (2 pp.) (E,F,S)
  • FAO. 1993. Conservation of Genetic Resources in Tropical Forest Management: Principles and Concepts. Based on the work of R.H. Kemp with scientific revision by F. Wadsworth and G. Namkoong. FAO Forestry Paper 107. (120 pp.) ISBN 103309. (E, F; S). 105pp.
  • FAO. 1993b. Ex situ Conservation of Seeds, Pollen and in vitro Cultures of Perennial Woody Plant Species. Based on the work of B.S.P. Wang, P.J. Charest and B. Downie. FAO Forestry Paper 113. ISBN 103385. (E, F). 83pp.
  • FAO. 1994. Biotechnology in Forest Tree Improvement. Based on the work of R. Haines. Fao Forestry Paper 118. ISBN 103490. FAO, Rome. 230pp. (EXEC.SUMMARY AVAILABLE IN ALSO IN F,S).
  • FAO. 1997. Conservation and sustainable utilization of forest genetic resources. Secretariat Note COFO-97/5. Thirteenth Session of the Committee on Forestry (10- 13 March 1997). FAO, Rome. (E, F, S, Ch, A).
  • FAO. 1997. Genetic Resources of Swietenia and Cedrela in the Neotropics: Proposals for coordinated action. FAO Regional Office for Latin America. (58pp.) (E,S)
  • FAO.1997.Directory of seed sources of the Mediterranean conifers.
  • FAO. 1998. Towards a global framework for the conservation and sustainable utilization of forest genetic resources. Paper presented at the Third Technical sub-committee for Forestry Research meeting, Southern African Development Community, Gaborone, Botswana, 26-29 October 1998 (9 p) (E)
  • FAO. 1999. Pacific sub-Regional workshop on forest genetic resources. Forest Genetic Resources No.27. pp.11-15. FAO, Rome.
  • FAO. 2000. State of forest genetic resources in Sahelian and North-Sudanian Africa and sub-regional action plan. Forest Resources Division, FAO, Rome.
  • FAO. 2007.Working Paper FGR/78E. Technical review of status and trends of the world’s forest genetic resources. Background information for discussions at the 14th Session of the Panel of Experts on Forest Gene Resources. By Christel Palmberg-Lerche.Spiderwebs in a forest gap, Romania. Photo: Domokos Incze
  • FAO, DFSC, IPGRI. 2002. Forest genetic resources conservation and management. Vol. 2: In managed natural forests and proteced areas (in situ). International Plant Genetic Resources Institute, Rome, Italy.
  • FAO/UNEP. 1981. Report on the FAO/UNEP Expert Consultation on in situ Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources. FAO, Rome. (34 pp.) (E,F,S)**
  • FAO/UNEP. 1985. Final Report : FAO/UNEP Project on the Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources. FAO, Rome. (171 pp.) (E,F)**
  • FAO/UNEP. 1987. Informe del Taller sobre Conservación in situ de Recursos Genéticos. Huaraz, Perú, Junio de 1987. Oficina Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe. FAO/RLAC, Santiago de Chile. (26 pp.) (S) (Disponible auprès de FAO/RLAC, Santiago de Chile).
  • FAO/UNEP. 1991. Conservación in situ de Recursos Genéticos. Oficina Regional de la FAO para América Latina y el Caribe. FAO/RLAC, Santiago de Chile. (52 pp.) (S)
  • Graudal, L. & Thomsen, A. 1992. Some Preliminary Results of an International Evaluation of Field Trials established within the framework of the FAO project on Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources in Dry Zones. IUFRO Meeting "Resolving Tropical Forest Resource Concerns through Tree Improvement, Gene Conservation and Domestication of New Species". Cali, Colombia, 9-18 October 1992. (15 pp.) (E)
  • Hansen, C.P., Thomsen, A. & Souvannavong, O. 1996. Recent activities of the International Neem Network. Forest Genetic Resources nº24:33-39. FAO, Rome (E,F,S).
  • IUCN/FAO. 1984. In situ conservation of wild plant genetic resources: A status review and action plan. Based on work by R.& C. Prescott-Allen. FORGEN/MISC/84/3. Forestry Department, FAO, Rome. (E,F,S)** (available on request in tif version)
  • Kageyama, P.Y. 1987. Conservacao in situ de Recursos Genéticos de Plantas, IPEF - Instituto de Pesquisas e Estudos Florestais 35, Abril del 1987, pp. 7-37. Paper prepared under contract for FAO's Forestry Department in 1986. 46.
  • Kemp, R.H. 1992.The conservation of genetic resources in managed tropical forests. Unasylva 43 (169):34-40. FAO, Rome. (E,F,S)
  • Kemp, R.H. & Palmberg-Lerche, C. 1993. Conserving genetic resources in forest ecosystems. In: Readings in Sustainable Forest Management. Forestry Paper 122, pp. 101-117. FAO, Rome. (E,S)
  • Namkoong, G. 1986. Genetics and the Future of the forests. Unasylva, 38 (152):2-18. FAO, Rome. (E,F,S)
  • Ouedraogo, A.S. & Souvannavong, O. 1994.Sustainable management, conservation and use of forest genetic resources in Sub-Saharan Africa. Invited Paper, Seminar on Biodiversity Conservation in Natural Forests. Miyazaki, Japan, 4-7 November 1994.
  • Palmberg, C. 1981. A Vital Fuelwood Genepool is in Danger. Unasylva 33 (133):22-30. FAO, Rome. (E,F,S)
  • Palmberg, C. 1983. Conservation of Variation in Tropical Tree Species. Plant Genetic Resources Newsletter 55. FAO, 1983. pp. 28-31. (E)
  • Palmberg, C. 1984. Genetic resources of arboreal fuelwood species for the improvement of rural living. In Crop Genetic Resources: Conservation and Evaluation, edited by J.H.W. Holden & J.T. Williams, IBPGR. pp. 223-239. (E)
  • Palmberg, C. 1986. Selection and Genetic improvement of indigenous and exotic multipurpose tree species for dry zones. Agroforestry Systems 4:121-127 (E)
  • Palmberg, C. 1987. Conservation of genetic resources of woody species.En: Actas Simposio sobre Silvicultura y Mejoramiento Genético, Centro de Investigaciones e Experiencias Forestales (CIEF), Buenos Aires, Argentina. 6-10 april 1987. (S,E)
  • Palmberg, C. & Esquinas-Alcazar, J.T. 1988 . The role of international organizations in the conservation of plant genetic resources, with special reference to forestry in the UN-system. Symposium on the Conservation of Genetic Diversity. Institute of Forest Genetics, Placerville, University of Berkley, California. U.S. Forest Service, Davis, California. 25-29 July 1988. Abridged version published in "Forest Ecology and Management" 35(171-197) 1990 (24 pp.+ Annexes I-VI) (E)
  • Palmberg, C. 1989. Conservation of forest genetic resources: some major global issues. FAO/RLAC International Workshop on Research in Protected Areas. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, 19-25 March 1989. (11 pp. + Annexes I-II) (S,E)
  • Palmberg, C. 1989. Tropical Deforestation: Status, Trends and Impacts. Invited Paper for "Ecology 89" Conference. Gothenburg, Sweden 28-31 August 1989. Published in Spanish in "Revista Medio Ambiente" no 31, Junio de 1990, Argentina.(8 pp.)(E,S)
  • Palmberg-Lerche, C. 1992. Conservation of Genetic Resources as an Integral Part of Forest Management and Tree Improvement. Proc. International Symposium on Seed Procurement and Legal Regulations for Forest Reproductive Materials in Tropical and Sub-Tropical Countries, organized by KEFRI/GTZ/IUFRO in Nairobi, Kenya 4-10 October 1992, in technical collaboration with FAO. GTZ, Nairobi. (E,F,S)
  • Palmberg-Lerche, C. 1993. International programmes for the conservation of forest genetic resources. Proc. IUFRO/ASEAN/THAI International Symposium on Genetic Conservation and Production of Tropical Forest Tree Seed. Chiang Mai, Thailand, 14-16 June 1993. Eds. R.M. Drysdal, E.E.T. John & A.C. Yapa. pp.78-101. ASEAN-Canada Forest Tree Seed Ctre, Muak-Lek, Saraburi 18180 Thaïlande.
  • Palmberg-Lerche, C. 1993. The Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources: issues and programmes. Diversity 9(3): 26-29. (E).
  • Palmberg-Lerche, C. 1993. Present Status of Forest Plantations and Tree Improvement in the Americas, with special reference to Tropical America. Vol.III, Proc. First Pan-American Congress and 7th Brazilian Forestry Congress. Curitiba, Brazil, 19-24 September 1993. (17 pp). (E).
  • Palmberg-Lerche, C. 1993. La conservación de los recursos genéticos forestales,diversidad biológica, y seguimiento a la Conferencia CNUMAD (UNCED). In: Proc.Taller Internacional sobre Políticas de los Sistemas de Areas Protegídas y Uso Sostenible de la Biodiversidad en América Latina. FAO-RLAC/PNUMA, Iguazú, Argentina 27.9-1.10.1993 (non publié).
  • Palmberg-Lerche, C. 1994.. Podemos y Debemos alterar Positivamente la Naturaleza. Interview in Chile Forestal 1/2(1994) No. 213. (S,E).
  • Palmberg-Lerche, C. 1994.. Forestry and Biodiversity. In: Polunin, N. and John Burnett (Eds). Surviving with the Biosphere. Proc. 4th International Conference on Environmental Future. Chapter 8, Genetic Resources: pp. 190-194. Edinburgh University Press.
  • Palmberg-Lerche, C. 1994.. FAO Programmes and Activities in Support of the Conservation and Monitoring of Genetic Resources and Biological Diversity in Forest Ecosystems. Invited Paper, Symposium on Measuring and Monitoring Biological Diversity in Tropical and Temperate Forests. Chiang Mai. Thailand, 28 August-2 September 1994. 17pp. (E)
  • Palmberg-Lerche, C. 1996. Conservation of Biological Diversity, with Special Reference to the Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources. Invited Paper presented at the Convegno Internazionale, "Dal Bosco Primigenio al Rimboschimento: la gestione delle foreste sulla base di modelli naturali". Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Civitella Alfedena (Italie), 26-28 avril 1996. Federazione Nazionale Pro Natura, Astra, Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo (Disponible auprès de la Division des ressources forestières (FORM), Département des forêts, FAO Rome (Italie). (E; extraits en italien)
  • Palmberg-Lerche, C. 1997.Towards a Coherent Framework for the Conservation and Sustainable Utilization of Forest Genetic Resources. In: Forest Genetic Resources Information No.25:15-18.
  • Palmberg-Lerche, C. 1998. Conservation of Biological Diversity, with Special Reference to the Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources. Communication sollicitée présentée au Forum, "Biodiversity: treasures in the world's forests". Schneverdingen, Allemagne 3-7 juillet 1998.Waterfall and river in forest, Thailand. Photo: Sathaporn Soonthornvittaya
  • Palmberg-Lerche, C. 1999. Conservation and management of Forest Genetic Resources. Special 10-Year Anniversary Issue of Malaysian Journal of Forestry Research. (p. 286-302) .
  • Palmberg-Lerche, C. 2000. International action in the management of forest genetic resources: status and challenges. Invited Paper presented at Symposium, "In situ Conservation of Tropical Arboreous Species", held in Honor of late Abdou Salam Ouédraogo (IPGRI). 46th National Genetics Conference, Simposio XI. Águas de Lindóia, S.P. (Brazil), 19-23 September.2000. 39pp.
  • Palmberg-Lerche, C. & Hald, S. 2000. Management of forest genetic resources: status and challenges. Unasylva 5(203), 2000/3, pp. 27-33 (E,F,S).
  • Palmberg-Lerche, C. 2001. Conservation of Forest Biological Diversity and Forest Genetic Resources. Forest Genetic Resources No.29.FAO,Rome (E, F, S).
  • Patiño, V.F. 1997. Genetic Resources of Swietenia macrophylla and Cedrela odorata in the Neotropics: Priorities for coordinated actions, In: Forest Genetic Resources Information No.25: 20-31.
  • Roche, L. & Hall, J. 1988. Conservation of forest species. Workshop on Plant Genetic Resources in Africa. IBPGR/UNEP. Nairobi, Kenya, 26-30 September 1988. (E)
  • Seal, K. & Lucas, G. 1987. Conservation of plant genetic resources and its role in improved food production and security. Background Paper, FAO Expert Consultation on Forestry and Food Production/ Security. Bangalore, India. February 1987. (22 pp.) (E)
  • Sigaud, P., Hald, S., Dawson, I. & Ouédraogo, A.S. 1998. FAO/IPGRI/ICRAF Workshop on the conservation, management, sustainable utilization and enhancement of forest genetic resources in dry-zone sub-Saharan Africa. Forest Genetic Resources No.26. pp.9-12. FAO, Rome.
  • Sigaud, P., Palmberg-Lerche, C. & Hald, S. 1999. International Action in the Management of Forest Genetic Resources: status and challenges. XXI IUFRO World Conference, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), August 2000. Invited paper for Sub-Plenary Session A3, "Management and Conservation of Forest Gene Resources". In: Krishnapillay, B. et al. (Eds). Forests and Society, the role of research. Vol.I, pp.91-99.
  • Sigaud, P. & Luhanga, J. 2000. Report on the SADC Regional Workshop on Forest and Tree Genetic Resources. Arusha, Tanzania 5-9 June 2000. FAO/IPGRI/ICRAF and the Southern African Development Community-Forestry Sector Technical coordination Unit. Forest Genetic Resources No.28. FAO, Rome.
  • Sigaud, P., Palmberg-Lerche, C. & Hald, S. 2000. International Action in the Management of Forest Genetic Resources: status and challenges. XXI IUFRO World Conference, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), August 2000. Invited paper for Sub-Plenary Session A3, ¿Management and Conservation of Forest Gene Resources¿. In: Krishnapillay, B. et al. (Eds). Forests and Society, the role of research. XXI IUFRO World Conference, Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), August 2000. Vol.I, pp.91-99.
  • Souvannavong, O. 1992. FAO Activities in Forest Genetic Resources with Special Reference to Multipurpose Tree Species. Workshop for the Development of a Multipurpose Tree Germplasm Resource Centre, Nairobi (Kenya), 2-5 June 1992. (6 pp.). (E)
  • Souvannavong, O. 1992. FAO Activities in Forest Genetic Resources. Paper Presented at FAO Expert Consultation on the Utilization and Conservation of Aquatic Genetic Resources. Grottaferrata, Italie, 9-13 novembre 1992. (6 pp.) (E)
  • Souvannavong, O., Malagnoux, M. & Palmberg-Lerche, C. 1995. Nations join to conserve forests and woodlands of the Mediterranean region. Diversity 11(1-2):19-20. (anglais, arabe)
  • Thomsen, A., Lauridsen, E., Souvannavong, O. & Jattan, S.S. 1995.The International Neem Network. Note for publication in the Newsletter of the Centre for Science and Environment (Inde).
  • Thomson, L. 1998. SPRIG: South Pacific Regional Initiative on Forest Genetic Resources. Forest Genetic Resources No.26. pp.55-58. FAO, Rome.
  • Yanchuk, A. 2000. Biotechnology and the forestry sector. Unasylva 203. October 2000.
  • Wilcox, B.A. 1990. Draft Report: Requirements for the Establishment of a Global Network of in situ Conservation Areas for Plants and Animals. (41 pp.) (E)
  • Wilcox, B.A. 1995. Tropical forest resources and biodiversity: the risks of forest loss and degradation. Unasylva 46 (181)::43-49. FAO, Rome (E,F,S).
  • Willan, R.L. 1973. Forestry: improving the use of genetic resources. Span, 16(3):119-122. (E)
  • Willan, R.L. 1995. Conservation as part of FAO's programme on forest genetic resources. Commonwealth Forestry Review 74(1):51-55.
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