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Genetics in Forestry

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In spite of the inherent difficulties involved in the study of forest genetics considerable progress has been made and today foresters are beginning to be "genetics conscious." European foresters especially, have learned that within each botanical species there may be a tremendous range of inherited differences, not only with respect to physical characteristics such as form, but also physiological characters manifest in growth rate, disease resistance, hardiness, drought resistance, and adaptation to different soils. American forestry should be able to profit by the increased knowledge of genetics and by European experience. Yet a perusal of the literature and contacts with other foresters leaves the distinct impression that considerable confusion still exists regarding the application of genetics to forestry practice in America.

Document Type: Journal Article

Affiliations: Appalachian Forest Experiment Station

Publication date: July 1, 1939

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  • The Journal of Forestry is the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world. In print since 1902, the Journal has received several national awards for excellence. The mission of the Journal of Forestry is to advance the profession of forestry by keeping forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in the many facets of forestry: economics, education and communication, entomology and pathology, fire, forest ecology, geospatial technologies, history, international forestry, measurements, policy, recreation, silviculture, social sciences, soils and hydrology, urban and community forestry, utilization and engineering, and wildlife management. The Journal is published bimonthly: January, March, May, July, September, and November.

    2015 Impact Factor: 1.476
    Ranking: 22 of 66 in forestry

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