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Title: Taking a tree’s perspective on forest fragmentation geneti
Authors: Bacles, Cecile
Jump, Alistair
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Keywords: Forest fragmentation
population genetics
Issue Date: Jan-2011
Publisher: Elsevier (Cell Press)
Citation: Bacles C & Jump A (2011) Taking a tree’s perspective on forest fragmentation genetics, Trends in Plant Science, 16 (1), pp. 13-1
Abstract: Despite longstanding research, how anthropogenic disturbance affects the genetics of tree populations remains poorly understood. Although empirical evi- dence often conflicts with theoretical expectations, little progress has been made in refining experimental design or in reformulating theoretical hypotheses. Such prog- ress is, however, essential to understand how forest tree species can tolerate anthropogenic disturbance. Further advances in forest fragmentation genetics research will require that processes driving reproduction and recruit- ment in fragmented populations are assessed from a tree’s perspective instead of experimental convenience, using a multidisciplinary approach to explain the spatio- temporal dynamics of gene dispersal. In this opinion article we aim to inspire a new perspective in forest fragmentation genetics researc
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