Forest genetic resource conservation and management in Canada

proceedings of a workshop, Toronto, Ontario, November 15-18, 1993 by T. C. Nieman

Publisher: Petawawa National Forestry Centre in Chalk River, Ont

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The Forest Gene Conservation Association (FGCA) formed in and since has been a non-profit, genetic resource management corporation. Individual and group members represent and care about southern Ontario forest conservation and management. Conservation International strives to protect tropical forests around the world, working directly with the communities who live in, and depend on, these forests. Through science, policy and partnerships, we work to show that forests are worth more standing than cut down. Forests, an international, peer-reviewed Open Access journal. Search for Articles. Title / Keyword. Community based management of forests and agro-biological resources are some of the successful conservation models in the country, which also have direct positive contribution to poverty alleviation. Protected area is another sub-sector that has made impressive progress in biodiversity conservation in the last few decades.

Conservation and the Genetics of Populations gives a comprehensive overview of the essential background, concepts, and tools needed to understand how genetic information can be used to conserve species threatened with extinction, and to manage species of ecological or commercial s:   2. Genetic impacts of forest management practices in temperate and boreal forests North America. North America has about 17% of the world’s forest resources, with a forest area of about million ha in ().Of this, million ha resides in Canada, million ha in USA and 65 million ha in Mexico. A quantitative framework for breeding and conservation of forest tree genetic resources in British Columbia. Alvin D Yanchuk this area by defining the role of in- and ex-situ populations in forest tree gene resource management and, particularly, the need for this to be dynamic in time and space. and conservation populations can be.   Global distribution of plant genetic resources. In general, the highest number of species of vascular plants is found in the humid tropics and subtropics [].The species number strongly declines from the tropics and subtropics towards the temperate and polar zone north and south of the equator, indicating that hotspots of biodiversity are mainly associated with warm and humid tropical.

Genetic Resource Council, the purpose of which was to act as an advisory body to the Council of Ministers in matters concerning the genetic resources of forest trees. The Nordic Genetic Resource Council cooperates closely with the gene banks and organisations responsible for the conservation of forest genetic resources throughout the Nordic region. Forest Genetic Resources in Central America 29 protected areas. The hedgerows and small forest remnants around village water sources are the last bastion of dry forest species and their protection is vital to permit gene flow between members of their populations, and . Iyyanki V. Muralikrishna, Valli Manickam, in Environmental Management, Introduction. Natural Resource Management (NRM) refers to the sustainable utilization of major natural resources, such as land, water, air, minerals, forests, fisheries, and wild flora and fauna. Together, these resources provide the ecosystem services that provide better quality to human life.

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The forest genetic resources of Alberta are crucial to the long-term economic and ecological stability of the province. Without proper management, human activity can lead to genetic erosion, reduced fitness and loss of evolutionary resilience in wild populations, and can also reduce opportunities for development of new and useful plant.

Get this from a library. Forest genetic resource conservation and management in Canada: proceedings of a workshop, Toronto, Ontario, November[Alexander John Mosseler; T C Nieman; G Murray; Petawawa National Forestry Institute.;].

This guide is the first volume in a series of three booklets that deal with the conservation Forest genetic resource conservation and management in Canada book forest (tree and shrub) genetic resources. This volume gives an overview of concepts and systematic approaches to conservation and management of forest genetic resources.

It outlines the need to conserve these resources and focuses on some of the strategies that may be employed in doing this. Agriculture and Forestry, Government of Alberta April Ex situ conservation plan for forest genetic resources in Alberta ISBN Effective management of forest genetic resources is a key element in future forest conservation.

Genetic diversity is essential for both the long-term stability and the short-term productivity of forest ecosystems. Hence there is a great need for information on forest conservation genetics. The book consists of 22 chapters and is divided into five parts integrating.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS This major revision of the Alberta Forest Genetic Resource Management and Conservation Standards (FGRMS), completed inwas undertaken through the concerted efforts of a Steering Committee that included both Government of Alberta (Alberta) and industry representatives, and a Technical Committee made up of geneticists and other experts.

Forest genetic resources are important to the well-being of Canadians. Challenges, such as climate change and introduced insects and diseases, to Canada's forest genetic resources transcend jurisdictional boundaries creating the need for a coordinated approach to planning conservation activities, and assembling and reporting information on the status of forest genetic resources.

Abstract. Forest genetic resources represent the genetic diversity contained in thousands of tree species on Earth, and can be defined as the genetic variability of tree species, which has a potential or real value for humans (FAO, Plant genetic resources: their conservation in situ for human use, ).

integrating the potential of forest genetic resources The field of forest genetic resources is undergoing significant changes. Traditionally concerned with technical issues of genetic conservation, tree improvement and seed supply, the scope of genetic management is expanding to include ecosystem services.

Scientific advances in biotech. Conservation Genetics Resources promotes the conservation of genetic diversity and advances the study of conservation genetics by providing rapid publication of technical papers and reviews on methodological innovations or improvements, computer programs, and genomic resources, as well as on the practical application of these resources towards the development of effective conservation.

The South Pacific Regional Initiative on Forest Genetic Resources (SPRIG) projects implemented from towith participation by Fiji, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Tonga, laid the foundation for the conservation and management of forest genetic resources in the Pacific.

1st version May, - original title Standards for Tree Improvement in Alberta (STIA) 2nd version July, - first revision of STIA 3rd version May 1, – 2nd revision and renaming of STIA to the Alberta Forest Genetic Resource Management and Conservation Standards (FGRMS) Publication Number: Ref.

T/ ISBN No. (On-line Edition). Government scientists advise the province’s chief forester on genetic resource management issues as they pertain to seed supply, timber supply analysis, deployment and planning. Background. In the early s, genetic conservation strategies emerged within the forest genetics community, including approaches for operational tree breeding.

Burdon R.D., Carson M.J. () Conservation and management of genetic resources of commercial forests in New Zealand: Challenges of institutional changes and new technology. In: Mátyás C. (eds) Forest Genetics and Sustainability. The Forest Gene Conservation Association (FGCA) is a non-profit, genetic forest resource management corporation, with members in southcentral Ontario.

We work to conserve the native genetic diversity of our urban and rural forests. Forest genetic resources conservation and management: Vol. 2 in managed natural forests and protected areas (in situ) IPGRI (with FAO, DFSC).

87 pp. ISBN This guide is the second volume of three concerned with forest genetic resources. This version of An Introduction to Forest Genetics is somewhat expanded compared to the book printed in We were encouraged to ”publish” the revised version of the textbook on internet.

Undergraduate students are the target group as well as graduate students with limited teaching in forest genetics. STRATEGIES FOR FOREST GENE CONSERVATION IN BC. The long-term conservation of genetic diversity can be accomplished through a variety of approaches: 1) Populations can be maintained in situ – in parks, ecological reserves, and other protected areas; 2) Samples of seeds, individuals, or tissues can be collected and maintained ex situ, for example, in seed banks or clonal archives; and 3) The.

The International Plant Genetic Resources Institute 60 The International Union of Forestry Research Organizations 61 The World Conservation Union and the World Wide Fund for Nature 62 Regional forest genetic resources programmes, workshops and networks 62 European Forest Genetic Resources Programme.

63 Background 63 Management and organization conservation and sustainable management of forest genetic resources, efforts that will contribute to meeting the world’s current and future needs for forest products and environmental services while.

Forest biodiversity in national strategies and action plans 31 e. Access and benefit-sharing 33 f. Communication, education and public awareness 35 III.

Resources Suggestions for training sessions in sustainable forest management 37 CBD Programme of Work on forest biodiversity The genetic conservation project aims to: provide a better understanding of the processes that underpin the pattern of genetic diversity in our native tree and forest dwelling species.

The results of this area of research provide a knowledge base for the development of informed policy for the management and conservation of existing genetic.

strategy for conserving forest genetic resources or any program for long- term ex situ conservation. The Cana- dian Forest Service is just beginning to develop systematic and compre- hensive collections of Canada's native tree species (D.

Simpson, pers. corn- mun., ), and only a few of North America's major commercial. The Asia Pacific Forest Genetic Resources Programme (APFORGEN) was initiated in APFORGEN is a regional programme with a holistic approach to conservation and management of forest genetic resources.

Its aim is to enhance technical and scientific cooperation, training and information exchange among countries in the region. About this book. 27 contributed papers on the following subjects: Forest biodiversity - the policy, legal and economic aspects; Genetics in forest tree populations; Genetic techniques and their application in conservation and management of forest genetic resources; The role of biodiversity in forest ecosystems and for sustainability; In situ and ex situ conservation methods and techniques.

Forest Genetics. Many facets of biology affect the tree improvement delivery system through both their independent and integrated roles. Although it is relatively easy to dissect a system to its small components, the reality is that the system is an integrated entity and, as such, the whole does not equal the sum of all its parts.

Sustainable forest management (SFM) is the management of forests according to the principles of sustainable nable forest management has to keep the balance between three main pillars: ecological, economic and sfully achieving sustainable forest management will provide integrated benefits to all, ranging from safeguarding local livelihoods to protecting.

Effective management of forest genetic resources is a key element in future forest conservation. Genetic diversity is essential for both the long-term stability and the short-term productivity of forest ecosystems. Hence there is a great need for information on forest conservation genetics.

Until now, there was no other book adressing this : Hardcover. Winner of a Outstanding Academic Title (OAT) award Trees continue to maintain a unique significance in the social, ecological and economic systems of the world - as large, long-lived perennials covering 30% of land on Earth; their very nature dictates their importance.

An understanding of forest genetics is essential for providing insight into the evolution, conservation, management and 5/5(1). Forestry is the science and craft of creating, managing, using, conserving and repairing forests, woodlands, and associated resources for human and environmental benefits.

Forestry is practiced in plantations and natural stands. The science of forestry has elements that belong to the biological, physical, social, political and managerial sciences.

The genetic codes of living organisms are natural resources no less than soil, air, and water. Genetic resources-from nucleotide sequences in DNA to selected genotypes, populations, and species-are the raw material in forestry: for breeders, for the forest manager who produces an economic crop, for society that reaps the environmental benefits.Chapter 25 (Page no: ) Decision-making strategies for conservation and use of forest genetic resources.

This paper suggests a way to organize thinking on how to make informed decisions about conservation and how to construct priorities for conservation management actions.The Genetic Conservation Technical Advisory Committee of the Forest Genetics Council of BC continues to expand ex situ conservation collections of native tree species, and completed inventories all of the in situ, ex situ and inter situ genetic resources for 50 tree species in