Project: Sustainable management of neo-tropical tree genetic resources: combining molecular and modelling methods to understand the structure and dynamics of gene diversity.
- project duration
- 01-FEB-02 – 31-JAN-06
- This research aims at measuring key genetic indicators of sustainability in tropical forest ecosystems. Our goal is to evaluate the level and dynamics of genetic diversity in natural forest populations. The sustainability of current management practices will be assessed using computer simulation of field-gathered genetic data. Specific sustainable extraction and management strategies arising from this process will be promoted to forestry stake holders, who will be made more aware of the genetic iimplications of management.