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Forests, Forestry and the Slovenian Forest Genetic Resources Programme

  • Hojka Kraigher
  • Marko Bajc
  • Gregor Božič
  • Robert Brus
  • Kristjan Jarni
  • Marjana Westergren
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Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 65)

Abstract

The chapter gives an overview of the development of forestry in Slovenia in the light of managing and conserving forest genetic resources. Special attention is given to the description of the legislative framework, the international collaboration, the extent and functioning of the Slovenian forest gene bank, forest genetic monitoring as the necessary precondition of managing and conserving forest genetic resources in the changing climates, and the Slovenian forest genetic resources programme.

Keywords

Forest genetic resources SIFORGEN Slovenian Forest Gene Bank Sustainable forest management Climate change Slovenia 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The programme SIFORGEN, the Slovenian Forest Gene Bank and professional advisory services of the Slovenian Forestry Institute are financed through the Civil forest service by the Ministry of agriculture, forestry and food (MAFF). The development of the system for forest genetic monitoring is part of the project LIFEGENMON (LIFE13/ENV/SI/000148), co-financed in Slovenia by the Ministry for the environment and spatial planning, MAFF, and the Slovenian Forestry Institute through its Research programme P4-0107, financed by the Slovenian Research Agency (SRA). The development of measures for genetic protection of forests, development of the proposal for forest genetic monitoring, and categorization of plus trees of wild cherry, were financed from 2011 through 3-year target developmental projects V4-1140, V4-1428 and V4-1616, co-financed by MAFF and SRA, and the 7FW project EUFORINNO (RegPot. 315982).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hojka Kraigher
    • 1
  • Marko Bajc
    • 1
  • Gregor Božič
    • 1
  • Robert Brus
    • 2
  • Kristjan Jarni
    • 2
  • Marjana Westergren
    • 1
  1. 1.Slovenian Forestry InstituteLjubljanaSlovenia
  2. 2.Department for Forestry and Renewable Forest Resources, Biotechnical FacultyUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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