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Sustainable management of neo-tropical tree genetic resources: combining molecular and modelling methods to understand structure and dynamics of gene diversity

Objective

This proposal aims to investigate the influence that life history and ecological traits have on the structuring of genetic variation for a range of ecologically and economically important forest tree species from across the Neo-tropics. On this basis specific case studies will be considered to examine the impact that four human-mediated land-use changes (i.e. logging, fragmentation, regeneration and domestication) have on the structure and dynamics of genetic diversity within mature and regenerating cohorts. Collected data will be used as input into a specific and novel computer model to identify and produce management strategies that are likely to maximise genetic resources for the species and pressures considered.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
Address
Bush Estate
EH26 0QB Penicuik
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

CENTRO AGRONOMICO TROPICAL DE INVESTIGACION Y ENSENANZA
Costa Rica
Address

7170 Turrialba
FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF RIO DE JANEIRO
Brazil
Address
Avenida Brigadeiro Trompowsky S/n
21041-590 Rio De Janeiro
GENT UNIVERSITY
Belgium
Address
K.l. Ledeganckstraat 35
9000 Gent
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
France
Address
Domaine De L'hermitage
33611 Canejan
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE PESQUISAS DA AMAZONIA
Brazil
Address
Avenida Andre Araujo 2936, Bairro Petropolis
69083-000 Manaus