Managing Forest Ecosystems

Forest Tree Breeding in Europe

Current State-of-the-Art and Perspectives

Editors: Pâques, Luc E (Ed.)

  • Provides up-to-date information on national and collaborative programmes for genetic improvement of ten most important forest tree species across Europe
  • Illustrates the diversity of breeding strategies used for forest trees and proposes perspectives for future collaborative breeding
  • Compiles and assesses the most important scientific results and breeding achievements for species of major economic importance
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Forest tree breeding has been ongoing for more than 70 years across Europe. It has successfully generated improved varieties for the major economical forest tree species. They are part of the present European forestry landscape and largely contribute to intensive wood production and other forest activities. In this book, we describe the state-of-art of breeding for the main forest tree species. We provide a comprehensive, unique and up-to-date overview of the major scientific results and breeding achievements gathered from the many programmes scattered across Europe. The book is divided into 10 chapters, each as a monograph corresponding to a species or group of species Abies spp., (Larix spp., Picea abies, Picea sitchensis, Pinus sylvestris, Pseudotsuga menziesii, and Mediterranean pines; Acer pseudoplatanus, Fraxinus excelsior,  and Prunus avium). Each of them is written by a group of experts and focuses on the distribution and economical importance of the species; motivation for breeding and breeding objectives; intraspecific genetic variability, breeding populations and breeding strategy; forest reproductive material deployment including mass-propagation and, prospects and perspectives for joint research and breeding. The book is a unique and up-dated source of information for students, researchers and professionals interested in the genetics and domestication of forest tree species.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Pâques, Luc E.

    Pages 1-9

  • Larches (Larix sp.)

    Pâques, Luc E. (et al.)

    Pages 13-122

  • Norway Spruce (Picea abies (L.) H.Karst.)

    Jansson, Gunnar (et al.)

    Pages 123-176

  • Sitka Spruce (Picea sitchensis (Bong.) Carr)

    Lee, Steve (et al.)

    Pages 177-227

  • Mediterranean Pines (Pinus halepensis Mill. and brutia Ten.)

    Chambel, Maria Regina (et al.)

    Pages 229-265

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6146-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6145-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-9773-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Forest Tree Breeding in Europe
Book Subtitle
Current State-of-the-Art and Perspectives
Editors
  • Luc E Pâques
Series Title
Managing Forest Ecosystems
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6146-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6146-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6145-2
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9773-4
Series ISSN
1568-1319
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 527
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