This book integrates the different prospective, scientific and practical experience of researchers as well as beneficiaries and stakeholders in the field of forest conservation in Southeast Europe. The book stresses the importance of improving the adaptability of these ecosystems to the impacts of climate change. Gathered around a common idea, the book presents the latest results in forest genetic resources conservation at national and regional level. The chapters are written by experts from: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Greece, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia. The book presents the current state, legal and institutional framework for conservation and management of forest genetic resources, case studies and best practices in the application of different conservation methods and techniques (in situ and ex situ) as well as climate change aspects in this area. This book will be of particular interest to scientists and experts in the field of forestry, environmental protection and rural development, bachelor, master and doctoral students, as well as for anyone interested in the conservation issues fuelled by ethical and economic motives.
Contents: Part I - Introduction.- Part II - State of forest genetic resources conservation in Southeast Europe (8 chapters).- Part III - Legal and institutional framework for forest genetic resources conservation (8 chapters).- Part IV - In situ conservation case studies (8 chapters) .- Part V - Ex situ conservation case studies (10 chapters).- Part VI - Climate change aspects in forest genetic resources conservation (10 chapters).- Part VII - Conservation of genetic resources in forests of Southeast Europe under a changing climate - Concluding Remarks and Recommendations.
Publisher: - Springer International Publishing AG - more
Year: - 2018 10 (Oct)
Authors: - Mirjana Sijacic-Nikolic, Jelena Milovanovic, Marina Nonic