Genetic diversity and (micro)geographical isolation of Dutch Juniperus communis populations

W.J.M. Koopman, A. Adin, W.C. Knol, M.J.M. Smulders

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Abstract

During the past centuries habitats of the dioecious species Juniperus communis L. (juniper) became fragmented or disappeared. Moreover, rejuvenation in Dutch J. communis populations is minimal. As a result, J. communis has become an endangered species. A study was started into the genetic diversity and relationships of the surviving J. communis populations. The results will serve as a basis for programs to protect and restore Juniperus communis populations in the Netherlands, and for future international projects.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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Keywords

  • juniperus
  • juniperus communis
  • endangered species
  • habitat selection
  • habitats
  • genetic diversity
  • protection

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