To sustain timber yields in Asian forests genetic issues must be addressed

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Forestry experts at Bioversity International and the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia call attention to the impacts of logging on the genetic diversity of timber trees in Asian forests, and how this can affect timber production. A recent review shows that logging reduces the density and population size of harvested tree species, which affects their reproductive success. Contrary to what is often assumed, genetic diversity can be lost after even one logging event.

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And see their session: Implementing FAO’s Global Plan of Action for the Conservation, Sustainable Use and Development of Forest Genetic Resources in Asia

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