Silvae Genetica

Silvae Genetica is an international peer reviewed journal with more than 60 year tradition and experience in all fields of theoretical and applied Forest Genetics and Tree breeding. It continues "Zeitschrift für Forstgenetik und Forstpflanzenzüchtung" (Journal of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding) founded by W. LANGNER in 1951. Editor of the journal is the Thuenen-Institute of Forest Genetics.

Key topics:

  • Population and evolutionary genetics
  • Conservation genetics
  • Tree/forest breeding studies
  • Tree biotechnology
  • Tree molecular genetics and genomics


Moreover, manuscripts about ecological studies with implications for the genetics of trees and other organisms of forests are welcome.

Current issues

Since autumn 2016, Silvae Genetica is published as an Open Access Journal in cooperation with De Gruyter Open, one of the world’s leading publishers of Open Access scientific content.


All former papers can be downloaded for free at our archive.