Stand development stages and recruitment patterns influence fine-scale spatial genetic structure in two Patagonian Nothofagus species

Key message

Nothofagus alpina (Poepp. et Endl.) Oerst. and Nothofagus obliqua (Mirb.) Oerst forests have strong fine-scale spatial genetic structures. The intensity of genetic structure patterns differed according to species, stand development stages, life stages, and spatial arrangement of regeneration groups. This data becomes useful for forest management as it provides an understanding of how populations evolve as well as of the consequences of disturbances and enables the establishment of sampling strategies.

Keywords
Fine-scale spatial genetic structure; Population density; Life stages; Natural thinning; Dispersal; Disturbance

Publication
Sola, G., Marchelli, P., Gallo, L. et al. Stand development stages and recruitment patterns influence fine-scale spatial genetic structure in two Patagonian Nothofagus species. Annals of Forest Science 79, 21 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13595-022-01137-9

Data and/or Code availability
The complete datasets of Quilanlahue and Chidiak stands is available at http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12123/11152

Handling Editor
Bruno Fady

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