Renata Silva-Mann is professor at the Universidade Federal de Sergipe (UFS), has completed his PhD at Universidade Federal de Lavras (UFLA), and attended sandwich program in Brigham Young University (BYU) and postdoctoral studies at the Wageningen University Research (WUR). She is the director of division of Biosafety at UFS. She has published more than 60 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute.


There is growing interest in defining indicators of sustainability, which are important for monitoring the conservation of native forest, particularly in areas of permanent protection. These indicators are references for assessing the state of the forest and the status of the depredated area and its ability to maintain species populations. The aim challenge is to select genetic parameters as indicators of sustainability for native forest species in fragments located in riparian areas in Brazil. This study was carried out using the indicators suggested by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which were identified as Driving-Pressure-State-Impact-Response (DPSIR) factors. The genetic parameters were obtained by DNA molecular markers analysis in populations located in different biomes in Brazil. The framework for species conservation suggests 17 indicators of sustainability. In accordance with genetic parameters, the populations could be isolated, and these genetic parameters can be used to monitor the sustainability of those populations with the aim of defining strategies for forest restoration and to select ecotypes for industrial use.