Name of project:Preservation and reproduction of Grey poplar (Populus ×canescens) valuable population
Year:2015 - 2018
Coordinator: RNDr. Václav Buriánek
Researcher: RNDr. Václav Buriánek, Ing. Pavlína Máchová, Ph.D., Ing. Helena Cvrčková, Ph.D., Ing. Eva Pokorná, Ph.D., Ing. Bc. Jaroslav Dostál
Co-researcher foreign:Baroza spol. s r.o.

Description of project

The effective way of Grey poplar reproduction and start of renovation of this species local population, this is the basic aim of proposed project. Genetic diversity of this species will be described on the base of study of phenotype characteristics. Thereafter, it will be selected the sufficient number of individuals suitable for reproducing the population and for preventing the narrowing of genetic variability. Priorities for both generative and vegetative reproductive methods will be identified, too. As the source of reproductive material, intended for long-term use, it will be created propagation population in vitro. In the same time, it will be established seed orchard with use of seedlings rooted by right-direction, on the locality of results user (Forests of the Czech Republic, State Enterprise). Based on the assessment of current status of selected localities, it will be elaborated proposal of real methodology to create regenerative elements in accordance both with character of existing ecosystem and general requirements for the stability of ecosystems. The source of reproductive material, maintained by a qualified way, will be available to forest owners and all institutions and public authorities that contribute by their activities both to landscape protection and landscaping. The state enterprise Forests of the Czech Republic, as owner of the source of reproductive material, will be the main user of project results.