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FG Forest Genetics

Project

Drought in Norway spruce


Lead Institute WO Institute of Forest Ecosystems
Involved Institutes FG Institute of Forest Genetics

Drought risk and adaptive potential of different Norway spruce populations

Drought risk and adaptive potential of different Norway spruce populations

Background and Objective

Climate change affects forest ecosystems in particular by more frequent and intensive extreme weather events. Heat waves and drought events play an important role. Among the major tree species in Germany Norway spruce seems to be the most sensitive one. Decision makers in forestry expect an increasing management risk of Norway spruce which is the most important economic tree species in Germany.

Approach

Within the project we will study different populations and provenances throughout the distribution range of Norway spruce in Europe distinguishing between central provenances and rear-edge provenances originating from xeric environments. Drought tolerance will be assessed using growth and vitality indicators, and the results will be linked to physiological biomarker and genetic markers. This will provide a novel tool to evaluate the drought tolerance of different spruce provenances. Options and limitations of the regional adaptive capacity of different spruce provenances shall be assessed that can be implemented in future objective risk analyses for existing spruce stands.

Involved external Thünen-Partners

Funding Body

  • Federal Ministry of Food und Agriculture (BMEL)
    (national, öffentlich)
  • Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB)
    (national, öffentlich)

Duration

12.2015 - 3.2020

More Information

Project funding number: 28W-B-4-083-01
Funding program: Waldklimafonds (Programmbestandteil des Sondervermögens Energie- und Klimafonds)
Project status: finished

Publications

  1. 0

    Mader M, Blanc-Jolivet C, Kersten B, Liesebach H, Degen B (2022) A novel and diverse set of SNP markers for rangewide genetic studies in Picea abies. Conserv Genet Resources:in Press, DOI:10.1007/s12686-022-01276-1

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn064912.pdf

  2. 1

    Bolte A, Sanders TGM, Natkhin M, Czajkowski T, Chakraborty T, Liesebach H, Kersten B, Mader M, Liesebach M, Lenz C, Lautner S, Löffler S, Kätzel R (2021) Coming from dry regions Norway spruce seedlings suffer less under drought. Eberswalde: Thünen Institute of Forest Ecosystems, 2 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2021/16a, DOI:10.3220/PB1623066406000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn063677.pdf

  3. 2

    Bolte A, Sanders TGM, Natkhin M, Czajkowski T, Chakraborty T, Liesebach H, Kersten B, Mader M, Liesebach M, Lenz C, Lautner S, Löffler S, Kätzel R (2021) Junge Fichten aus trockenen Regionen leiden weniger unter Trockenstress. Eberswalde: Thünen-Institut für Waldökosysteme, 2 p, Project Brief Thünen Inst 2021/16, DOI:10.3220/PB1622452332000

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn063652.pdf

  4. 3

    Liesebach H, Hartmann M, Liesebach M, Bolte A (2018) Genetisch verankerte Reaktion der Fichten auf Trockenstress? AFZ Der Wald 73(9):13-15

    https://literatur.thuenen.de/digbib_extern/dn059836.pdf

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