The Potential of Aspen Clonal Forestry in Alberta: Breeding Regions and Estimates of Genetic Gain from Selection

@inproceedings{Gylander2012ThePO,
  title={The Potential of Aspen Clonal Forestry in Alberta: Breeding Regions and Estimates of Genetic Gain from Selection},
  author={Tim Gylander and Andreas Hamann and Jean S. Brouard and Barb R. Thomas},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Aspen naturally grows in large, single-species, even-aged stands that regenerate clonally after fire disturbance. This offers an opportunity for an intensive clonal forestry system that closely emulates the natural life history of the species. In this paper, we assess the potential of genetic tree improvement and clonal deployment to enhance the productivity of aspen forests in Alberta. We further investigate geographic patterns of genetic variation in aspen and infer forest… CONTINUE READING
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