Tree Breeding and Genetics in New Zealand, 1st ed. 2019

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Dothistroma pini changed New Zealand commercial forestry dramatically. Tree breeding became concentrated on a very few species and development of selection methods and breeding strategies changed in response to the new challenges.

Tree-Breeding and Genetics in New Zealand provides a critical historical account of the work on provenance research and tree breeding, often with the wisdom of hindsight, and it tracks the development of breeding strategy, especially for P. radiata, Douglas-fir and the most important eucalypt species, E. regnans, E. fastigata and E. nitens.

The book is a compendium of abstracts and summaries of all publications and reports on tree improvement in New Zealand since the early 1950s, with added critical comment by the author on much of the work. It is intended for other tree breeders internationally, for interested NZ foresters and for graduate students studying genetics and tree breeding.

Foreword.- The influence of Ib Thulin.- Species and provenance  testing Eastern USA species.- Species and provenance testing  European and Japanese species.- Species and provenance testing western USA species.- Douglas-fir provenance and breeding.- Finale: Species and  provenance testing of conifers.- Experiment design in  provenance and progeny trials.- Eucalypt (hardwood) species and provenance research, and breeding programs.- Finale Eucalypts.- Cupressus and other conifers.- Clonal forestry.- Breeding theory.- Radiata breeding.- Breeding Strategy.- Conclusions.- The Future of Forest Tree Improvement in New Zealand.- Appendix.- References.

Complete and critical account of the work on provenance research and tree breeding

Track the development of breeding strategy for P. radiata, Douglas-fir and the most important eucalypt species, E. regnans, E. fastigata and E. nitens

Compendium of summaries of publications by New Zealand authors on genetics and tree breeding