The invisible extinction of forest genetic resources: Can trees survive?

We need trees. We really need trees but they’re disappearing, often without people making enough fuss about it. Valerie Gwinner at the Center for International Forestry Research warns us of ‘invisible extinction’ threatening the genetic diversity of trees across the world.

Dr Gwinner says that the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization will soon release a report on the State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources. If you see that report before I do, please tell me so. Meanwhile you can see more under my ‘tree’, ‘forest’ and ‘woodland’ tags.

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About argylesock

I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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