Tropical Forest Genetics

  • Reiner Finkeldey
  • Hans H. Hattemer

Part of the Tropical Forestry book series (TROPICAL)

Table of contents

About this book


Tropical forests harbour much of the planet’s genetic resources, and therefore their conservation and sustainable utilization are matters of global concern. Evolutionary processes in both untouched and managed forests are described, as is the role of genetics in plantation forestry and conservation. This book provides a solid scientific basis for researchers, practitioners and students interested in the application of genetic principles to tropical forest ecology and management. It presents a concise overview of genetic variation, evolutionary processes and the human impact on forest genetic resources in the tropics. As well, modern tools to assess genetic diversity patterns and the dynamics of genetic structures are introduced to the non-specialist reader.


Coevolution Evolution Forstpflanzenzüchtung Plantation conservation of biodiversity ecology forest forest trees genetic resources, plant genetic variation genetische Ressourcen, Pflanzen genetische Variation plantation forestry tree improvement tropische Wälder

Authors and affiliations

  • Reiner Finkeldey
    • 1
  • Hans H. Hattemer
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree BreedingGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree BreedingGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-37396-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-37398-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1614-9785
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