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Tree Breeding and Genetics in New Zealand

  • C.J.A.  Shelbourne
  • Mike Carson
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. C. J. A. Shelbourne
    Pages 1-3
  3. C. J. A. Shelbourne
    Pages 35-50
  4. C. J. A. Shelbourne
    Pages 51-52
  5. C. J. A. Shelbourne
    Pages 53-54
  6. C. J. A. Shelbourne
    Pages 85-91
  7. C. J. A. Shelbourne
    Pages 93-96
  8. C. J. A. Shelbourne
    Pages 97-106
  9. C. J. A. Shelbourne
    Pages 107-126
  10. C. J. A. Shelbourne
    Pages 127-144
  11. C. J. A. Shelbourne
    Pages 145-175
  12. C. J. A. Shelbourne
    Pages 177-179
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 199-225

About this book

Introduction

Dothistroma pini changed New Zealand commercial forestry dramatically. Tree breeding became concentrated on a very few species and development of selection methods and breeding strategies changed in response to the new challenges.

Tree-Breeding and Genetics in New Zealand provides a critical historical account of the work on provenance research and tree breeding, often with the wisdom of hindsight, and it tracks the development of breeding strategy, especially for P. radiata, Douglas-fir and the most important eucalypt species, E. regnans, E. fastigata and E. nitens.

The book is a compendium of abstracts and summaries of all publications and reports on tree improvement in New Zealand since the early 1950s, with added critical comment by the author on much of the work. It is intended for other tree breeders internationally, for interested NZ foresters and for graduate students studying genetics and tree breeding.

Keywords

New Zealand Plantations Exotics Provenance Breeding Quantitative genetics

Authors and affiliations

  • C.J.A.  Shelbourne
    • 1
  • Mike Carson
    • 2
  1. 1.RotoruaNew Zealand
  2. 2.Carson Associates LtdNgongotahaNew Zealand

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