Spatial optimization of genetic thinning in seed orchards

Key message

We provide a mathematical model to determine which trees should be ruled out from the grid to promote random mating in seed orchards under genetic thinning.

Keywords
Seed orchards; Spatial layouts; Panmixis; Optimum-Neighborhood Algorithm; Linear deployment

Publication
Chaloupková, K., Lstibůrek, M. Spatial optimization of genetic thinning in seed orchards. Annals of Forest Science 79, 37 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13595-022-01158-4

Data and/or Code availability
The simulation datasets generated and analyzed in the current study and the actual layout of the seed orchard Doubrava are available from the corresponding author on request.

Handling Editor
Véronique Jorge

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