Scientific publications


Akli, A.; Lorenzo, Z.; Alía, R.; Rabhi, K.; Torres, E. Morphometric Analyses of Leaf Shapes in Four Sympatric Mediterranean Oaks and Hybrids in the Algerian Kabylie ForestForests 202213, 508.

Juliette Archambeau, Marta Benito Garzón, Frédéric Barraquand, Marina de Miguel, Christophe Plomion, and Santiago C. González-Martínez. Combining climatic and genomic data improves range-wide tree height growth prediction in a forest tree. The American Naturalist (2022). (also available as preprint:

Maurizio Marchi, Sara Bergante, Duncan Ray, Roberto Barbetti, Gianni Facciotto, Pier Mario Chiarabaglio, Jari Hynynen, Giuseppe Nervo. Universal reaction norms for the sustainable cultivation of hybrid poplar clones under climate change in Italy. iForest – Biogeosciences and Forestry, Volume 15, Issue 1, Pages 47-55 (2022)

Tore Skrøppa. Epigenetic memory effects in Norway spruce: are they present after the age of two years? Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, Volume 37, 2022 – Issue 1. 

Sterck L. et al. (2022) Maritime Pine Genomics in Focus. In: De La Torre A.R. (eds) The Pine Genomes. Compendium of Plant Genomes. Springer, Cham.


Chedly Kastally, Alina K. Niskanen, Annika Perry, Sonja T. Kujala, Komlan Avia, Sandra Cervantes, Matti Haapanen, Robert Kesälahti, Timo A. Kumpula, Tiina M. Mattila, Dario I. Ojeda, Jaakko S. Tyrmi, Witold Wachowiak, Stephen Cavers, Katri Kärkkäinen, Outi Savolainen, Tanja Pyhäjärvi. Taming the massive genome of Scots pine with PiSy50k, a new genotyping array for conifer research. The Plant Journal. (2021)

Agathe Hurel, Marina de Miguel, Cyril Dutech, Marie-Laure Desprez-Loustau, Christophe Plomion, Isabel Rodríguez-Quilón, Agathe Cyrille, Thomas Guzman, Ricardo Alía, Santiago C. González-Martínez, Katharina B. Budde Genetic basis of growth, spring phenology, and susceptibility to biotic stressors in maritime pine. Evolutionary Applications. (2021)

Hallingbäck Henrik R., Burton Vanessa, Vizcaíno-Palomar Natalia, Trotter Felix, Liziniewicz Mateusz, Marchi Maurizio, Berlin Mats, Ray Duncan, Benito Garzón Marta. (2021) Managing Uncertainty in Scots Pine Range-Wide Adaptation Under Climate Change. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, vol.9.

Hayatgheibi H, Haapanen M, Lundströmer J, Berlin M, Kärkkäinen K, Helmersson A. The Impact of Drought Stress on the Height Growth of Young Norway Spruce Full-Sib and Half-Sib Clonal Trials in Sweden and Finland. Forests. 2021; 12(4):498.

Jose Alberto Ramírez-Valiente, Luis Santos del Blanco, Ricardo Alía, Juan J. Robledo-Arnuncio, Jose Climent. (2021) Adaptation of Mediterranean forest species to climate: Lessons from common garden experiments. Journal of Ecology, British Ecological Society. June 16, 2021.

Serrano-León, Hernán; Ahtikoski, Anssi; Sonesson, Johan; Fady, Bruno; Lindner, Marcus; Meredieu, Céline; Raffin, Annie; Perret, Sandrine; Perot, Thomas; Orazio, Christophe (2021). From genetic gain to economic gain: simulated growth and financial performance of genetically improved Pinus sylvestris and Pinus pinaster planted stands in France, Finland and Sweden. Forestry: An International Journal of Forest Research, cpab015.

Tatiana A. Shestakova, Sven Mutke, Javier Gordo, J. Julio Camarero, Ester Sin, Jesús Pemán, Jordi Voltas. (2021). Weather as main driver for masting and stem growth variation in stone pine supports compatible timber and nut co-production. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Volumes 298–299, 2021, 108287.

Skrøppa T. and Steffenrem A. (2021). Performance and Phenotypic Stability of Norway Spruce Provenances, Families, and Clones Growing under Diverse Climatic Conditions in Four Nordic Countries. Forests 2021, 12(2), 230. (This article belongs to the Special Issue Genetic Resources and Adaptive Management of Conifers in a Changing World)

Tetiana Svystun, Jenny Lundströmer, Mats Berlin, Johan Westin, Anna Maria Jönsson (2021). Model analysis of temperature impact on the Norway spruce provenance specific bud burst and associated risk of frost damage. Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 493, 2021. (also available via


Ahtikoski, A.; Ahtikoski, R.; Haapanen, M.; Hynynen, J.; Kärkkäinen, K. (2020). Economic Performance of Genetically Improved Reforestation Material in Joint Production of Timber and Carbon Sequestration: A Case Study from Finland. Forests, 11, 847.

Anssi Ahtikoski, Jouni Karhu, Roope Ahtikoski, Matti Haapanen, Jari Hynynen. (2020) Financial assessment of alternative breeding goals using stand-level optimization and data envelopment analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, vol 35, 2020, issue 5-6.

Benjamin Heuclin, Frédéric Mortier, Catherine Trottier, Marie Denis. Bayesian varying coefficient model with selection: An application to functional mapping. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society: Series C Applied Statistics, Wiley, 2020,

J. Bartholomé, A. Mabiala, R. Burlett, D. Bert, J.‐C. Leplé, C. Plomion, J‐M. Gion. (2020). The pulse of the tree is under genetic control: eucalyptus as a case study. The Plant Journal.

Sara Bergante, Gianni Facciotto, Maurizio Marchi. (2020) Growth dynamics of ‘Imola’ poplar clone (Populus ×canadensis Mönch) under different cultivation inputs. Annals of Silvicultural Research, [S.l.], v. 44, n. 2, p. 71-79, Apr. 2020.

Carolina Bernhardsson, Yanjun Zan, Zhiqiang Chen, Pär K. Ingvarsson, Harry X. Wu. (2020). Development of a highly efficient 50K SNP genotyping array for the large and complex genome of Norway spruce (Picea abies L. Karst) by whole genome re‐sequencing and its transferability to other spruce species. Molecular Ecology Resources. 

Hayatgheibi, H., Berlin M., Haapanen M., Kärkkäinen K., and Persson T. (2020). Application of Transfer Effect Models for Predicting Growth and Survival of Genetically Selected Scots Pine Seed Sources in Sweden. Forests, 2020, 11, 1337.

Marchi, M., Castellanos-Acuña, D., Hamann, A., Wang, T., Ray, D., Menzel, A. (2020). ClimateEU, scale-free climate normals, historical time series, and future projections for Europe. Sci Data 7, 428.

Eduardo Notivol, Luis Santos-del-Blanco, Regina Chambel, Jose Climent and Ricardo Alía. (2020). Seed Sourcing Strategies Considering Climate Change Forecasts: A Practical Test in Scots Pine. Forests 2020, 11(11), 1222.

Tore Skrøppa and Arne Steffenrem. (2020). Variation among and within provenances of Norway spruce from Trøndelag and Nordland. NIBIO Rapport, vol 6, nr 10. 

Natalia Vizcaíno-Palomar, Bruno Fady, Ricardo Alía, Annie Raffin, Sven Mutke, Marta Benito Garzón. (2020). The legacy of climate variability over the last century on populations’ phenotypic variation in tree height. Science of The Total Environment, Volume 749, 2020, 141454. (also available via ResearchGate)


Mats Berlin, Curt Almqvist, Matti Haapanen, Karl-Anders Högberg, Gunnar Jansson, Torgny Persson, Seppo Ruotsalainen. (2019). Common Scots pine deployment recommendations for Sweden and Finland. ARBETSRAPPORT 1017-2019, Skogforsk.

Zhi-Qiang Chen, John Baison, Jin Pan, Johan Westin, María Rosario García Gil, Harry X Wu (2019). Increased prediction ability in Norway spruce trials using a marker x environment interaction and non-additive genomic selection model. Journal of Heredity, Volume 110, Issue 7. Pages 830–843. (also available via ResearchGate)

López-Goldar, X., Villari, C., Bonello, P., Borg-Karlson, A.K., Grivet, D., Sampedro, L., Zas, R. (2019). Genetic variation in the constitutive defensive metabolome and its inducibility are geographically structured and largely determined by demographic processes in maritime pine. Journal of Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2745.13159 (preprint available here)

Marchi, M. (2019). Nonlinear versus linearised model on stand density model fitting and stand density index calculation: analysis of coefficients estimation via simulationJ. For. Res. doi: 10.1007/s11676-019-00967-0 (also available via ResearchGate)

Marchi, M., Sinjur, I., Bozzano, M and Westergren, M. (2019). Evaluating WorldClim Version 1 (1961–1990) as the Baseline for Sustainable Use of Forest and Environmental Resources in a Changing Climate. Sustainability, 11(11), 3043. (also available via ResearchGate)

Matteo Pecchi, Maur{“type”:”block”,”srcClientIds”:[“507b4fd1-88fe-4f02-871b-78b14d5da8a7″],”srcRootClientId”:””}izio Marchi, Vanessa Burton, Francesca Giannetti, Marco Moriondo, Iacopo Bernetti, Marco Bindi, Gherardo Chirici. (2019). Species distribution modelling to support forest management. A literature review. Ecological Modelling 411, 08817. 

Tanja Pyhäjärvi, Sonja T Kujala, Outi Savolainen. (2019). 275 years of forestry meets genomics in Pinus sylvestris. Evolutionary Applications. (also available via ResearchGate)

Skrøppa T., Steffenrem A. (2019). Genetic variation in phenology and growth among and within Norway spruce populations from two altitudinal transects in Mid-Norway. Silva Fennica vol. 53 no. 1 article id 10076. doi: 10.14214/sf.10076 (also available via ResearchGate)

Rafael Zas, María Silvana Poceiro, María Lores, Laura M. Rolke, Luis Sampedro. (2019) Phenotyping tree resistance to a bark chewing insect, the pine weevil Hylobius abietis. Annals of Applied Biology. (postprint available here )


López-Goldar X., Villari C, Bonello P., Borg-Karlson AK., Grivet D., Zas R. and Sampedro L. (2018). Inducibility of Plant Secondary Metabolites in the Stem Predicts Genetic Variation in Resistance Against a Key Insect Herbivore in Maritime Pine. Front. Plant Sci. 9:1651. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01651