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UK Forest Genetic Resources Strategy

Forest Genetic Resources Strategy

Status: Current

Themes

  • Genetics
Official publication: Research Note | RN

Conservation of black poplar: insights from a DNA fingerprinting approach.

Black poplar is Great Britain’s rarest native hardwood. Here, we summarise the results of DNA fingerprinting of 811 black poplars which identified a total of 87 clones. Some clones had a restricted distribution whereas others were widespread. DNA-based clonal identification can be utilised to ensure the current genetic diversity in the British population is characterised and protected into the future.

Themes

  • Genetics
  • Urban greening
Peer reviewed papers

Cryptic genetic variation and adaptation to waterlogging in Caledonian Scots pine, Pinus sylvestris L.

Exposure to a contrasting novel environment such as waterlogging under common garden conditions can trigger release of otherwise unobservable (cryptic) genetic variation. Under a flooding treatment, there was a greater increase in variability in Scots pine populations originating from drier sites in Scotland which likely reflects a relative absence of past selection. Under climate change this cryptic genetic variation may provide considerable potential to adapt.

Themes

  • Genetics
  • Climate change
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Sitka spruced

A collaboration between Forest Research, Oxford University and Roslin Institute (University of Edinburgh) which will use DNA-marker technology to identify at a very early age those Sitka spruce trees which will have outstanding growth rate and timber quality when felled 30-years later

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding
Peer reviewed papers

Paper explores challenges faced by the nursery sector in Great Britain in an era of environmental uncertainty

Paper explores challenges faced by the nursery sector in Great Britain in an era of environmental uncertainty

Themes

  • Genetics
Peer reviewed papers

Study finds twinflower in Scotland exhibits genetic effects of chronic population fragmentation

Study finds twinflower in Scotland exhibits genetic effects of chronic population fragmentation

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  • Genetics
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Conifer Breeding Co-operative

Co-operative breeding of Sitka spruce to secure planting stock and advancement of the breeding programme.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Genetics
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The breeding of conifer species

Improving the economic value of conifer planting stock through breeding and selection.

Status: Current

Themes

  • Forest management
  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding
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Research information notes (RINs)

Out of print research publications from the 1980s and 1990s

Themes

  • Climate change
  • Forest management
  • Pests and diseases
  • Ecosystem services
  • Socio economic research
  • Urban greening
  • Forest hydrology
  • Soil science
  • Genetics
  • Tree breeding
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Publications on woodland and habitat management

List of publications about conserving and enhancing the biodiversity of forest ecosystems

Themes

  • Genetics
  • Ecosystem services