© 1992

Population Genetics of Forest Trees

Proceedings of the International Symposium on Population Genetics of Forest Trees Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A., July 31–August 2,1990

  • W. T. Adams
  • Steven H. Strauss
  • Donald L. Copes
  • A. R. Griffin

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

    1. W. T. Adams, S. H. Strauss, D. L. Copes, A. R. Griffin
      Pages 1-1
  3. Dedication

    1. W. T. Adams, Steven H. Strauss, Donald L. Copes, A. R. Griffin
      Pages 3-3
  4. Keynote paper

  5. Assessment of genetic diversity within and among species

    1. G. Müller-Starck, Ph. Baradat, F. Bergmann
      Pages 23-47
    2. J. L. Hamrick, Mary Jo W. Godt, Susan L. Sherman-Broyles
      Pages 95-124
  6. Biosystematics and adaptive significance of biochemical markers

    1. S. H. Strauss, J. Bousquet, V. D. Hipkins, Y.-P. Hong
      Pages 125-158
    2. Robin M. Bush, Peter E. Smouse
      Pages 179-196
  7. Mating systems, gene dispersal, and genetic structure within populations

  8. Application of biochemical markers in forest management

    1. R. D. Westfall, M. T. Conkle
      Pages 279-309
    2. N. C. Wheeler, K. S. Jech
      Pages 311-328
    3. Outi Savolainen, Katri Kärkkäinen
      Pages 329-345
    4. C. I. Millar, R. D. Westfall
      Pages 347-371
  9. DNA as a biochemical marker

About this book


Tropical climates, which occur between 23°30'N and S latitude (Jacob 1988), encompass a wide variety of plant communities (Hartshorn 1983, 1988), many of which are diverse in their woody floras. Within this geographic region, temperature and the amount and seasonality of rainfall define habitat types (UNESCO 1978). The F AO has estimated that there 1 are about 19 million km of potentially forested area in the global tropics, of which 58% were estimated to still be in closed forest in the mid-1970s (Sommers 1976; UNESCO 1978). Of this potentially forested region, 42% is categorized as dry forest lifezone, 33% is tropical moist forest, and 25% is wet or rain forest (Lugo 1988). The species diversity of these tropical habitats is very high. Raven (1976, in Mooney 1988) estimated that 65% of the 250,000 or more plant species of the earth are found in tropical regions. Of this floristic assemblage, a large fraction are woody species. In the well-collected tropical moist forest of Barro Colorado Island, Panama, 39. 7% (481 of 1212 species) of the native phanerogams are woody, arborescent species (Croat 1978). Another 21. 9% are woody vines and lianas. Southeast Asian Dipterocarp forests may contain 120-200 species of trees per hectare (Whitmore 1984), and recent surveys in upper Amazonia re­ corded from 89 to 283 woody species ~ 10 cm dbh per hectare (Gentry 1988). Tropical communities thus represent a global woody flora of significant scope.


DNA Tree evolution evolutionary biology forest trees genes genetics systematics

Editors and affiliations

  • W. T. Adams
    • 1
  • Steven H. Strauss
    • 1
  • Donald L. Copes
    • 2
  • A. R. Griffin
    • 3
  1. 1.Oregon State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Pacific Northwest Research StationUSDA Forest ServiceUSA
  3. 3.Shell International Petroleum Co.LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Population Genetics of Forest Trees
  • Book Subtitle Proceedings of the International Symposium on Population Genetics of Forest Trees Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A., July 31–August 2,1990
  • Editors W.T. Adams
    Steven H. Strauss
    Donald L. Copes
    A.R. Griffin
  • Series Title Forestry Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-1857-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-5251-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-2815-5
  • Series ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series E-ISSN 1875-1334
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 423
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Biochemistry, general
    Plant Physiology
    Tree Biology
    Human Genetics
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