© 1999

Forest Genetics and Sustainability

  • Csaba Mátyás

Part of the Forestry Sciences book series (FOSC, volume 63)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

  3. Situation and Challenges for Forest Genetics and Breeding

  4. Adaptive Potential of Populations

  5. Genetic Resources and Changing Environment

    1. David F. Karnosky, Kevin E. Percy, Blanka Mankovska, Richard E. Dickson, Judson G. Isebrands, Gopi K. Podila
      Pages 111-124
  6. Sustained Management of Genetic Resources — The Impact of Forestry

  7. Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources

About this book


During the 4th International Consultation on Forest Genetics and Tree Building, held in 1998 in Beijing, China, leading scientists were invited to review past achievements, to redefine the role of forest genetics and breeding in contemporary forestry, and to set priorities for future research and development. On the basis of the invited presentations, the volume summarizes the state of knowledge in various fields, such as the impact of forest management and of changing environmental conditions on genetic resources, and the value of genetic markers as indicators for adaptational potential, as well as the tasks of conservation.
Detailed reports from the different continents provide a comprehensive diagnosis of the global situation of forest genetics and tree breeding research. The book offers not only an overview of contemporary trends and expected future developments, but also identifies current main problems in funding and cooperation. It may prove therefore useful not only for scientists, university lecturers and advanced students in the field of forestry, ecology and conservation biology, but also for decision makers and managers in companies and conservation organizations.


Forestry development ecology forest organization sustainability

Editors and affiliations

  • Csaba Mátyás
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of ForestryUniversity of SopronSopronHungary

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Forest Genetics and Sustainability
  • Editors Csaba Mátyás
  • Series Title Forestry Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-6011-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-5337-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-017-1576-8
  • Series ISSN 0924-5480
  • Series E-ISSN 1875-1334
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 290
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Forestry Management
    Tree Biology
    Nature Conservation
    Environmental Management
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