Genetic effects of forest management practices

Global synthesis and perspectives

R Wickneswari V Ratnam, Om P. Rajora, Reiner Finkeldey, Filippos Aravanopoulos, Jean Marc Bouvet, René E. Vaillancourt, Milton Kanashiro, Bruno Fady, Motoshi Tomita, Christina Vinson

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Abstract

Understanding the genetic impacts of forest management practices is crucial for conservation and management of forest genetic resources. Forest management practices based on selective and clear cut systems followed by natural or artificial regeneration can impact population structure and mating patterns, thus gene flow and genetic diversity. Survival and productivity of both tree and non-tree species can be compromised or, possibly, enhanced. The extent of genetic impacts depend on the management system applied, stand structure as well as species' distribution, demography, biological attributes and ecology. The impact of management practices is reviewed and synthesized for temperate, boreal and tropical forests based on experimental and simulation studies. In addition, the effects of genetically improved planting materials and establishment of large scale plantations on natural forests are examined. Recommendations are made for genetically sustainable forest management practices.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-65
Number of pages14
JournalForest Ecology and Management
Volume333
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014

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tropical forests
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gene flow
population structure
biogeography
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Keywords

  • Forest management practices
  • Genetic diversity
  • Mating system
  • Population structure
  • Temperate, boreal and tropical forests
  • Timber production

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Nature and Landscape Conservation

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V Ratnam, R. W., Rajora, O. P., Finkeldey, R., Aravanopoulos, F., Bouvet, J. M., Vaillancourt, R. E., ... Vinson, C. (2014). Genetic effects of forest management practices: Global synthesis and perspectives. Forest Ecology and Management, 333, 52-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2014.06.008

Genetic effects of forest management practices : Global synthesis and perspectives. / V Ratnam, R Wickneswari; Rajora, Om P.; Finkeldey, Reiner; Aravanopoulos, Filippos; Bouvet, Jean Marc; Vaillancourt, René E.; Kanashiro, Milton; Fady, Bruno; Tomita, Motoshi; Vinson, Christina.

In: Forest Ecology and Management, Vol. 333, 01.12.2014, p. 52-65.

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V Ratnam, RW, Rajora, OP, Finkeldey, R, Aravanopoulos, F, Bouvet, JM, Vaillancourt, RE, Kanashiro, M, Fady, B, Tomita, M & Vinson, C 2014, 'Genetic effects of forest management practices: Global synthesis and perspectives', Forest Ecology and Management, vol. 333, pp. 52-65. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2014.06.008
V Ratnam, R Wickneswari ; Rajora, Om P. ; Finkeldey, Reiner ; Aravanopoulos, Filippos ; Bouvet, Jean Marc ; Vaillancourt, René E. ; Kanashiro, Milton ; Fady, Bruno ; Tomita, Motoshi ; Vinson, Christina. / Genetic effects of forest management practices : Global synthesis and perspectives. In: Forest Ecology and Management. 2014 ; Vol. 333. pp. 52-65.
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