Stream-network approach of genetic diversity management of riparian forests

Patricia María Rodríguez-González et al. published a paper in Scientific Reports : “A spatial stream-network approach assists in managing the remnant genetic diversity of riparian forests”.

They investigate the roles of ecological and spatial factors in driving the genetic diversity of Salix salviifolia, an Iberian endemic riparian tree, across the species latitudinal range. We applied spatial stream-network models that aptly integrate dendritic features (topology, directionality) to quantify the impacts of multiple scale factors in determining genetic diversity.

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