About the Authors

Safiullah Khurram

Current address: Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Kabul University, Kabul, Afghanistan

Affiliation Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Owen T. Burney

Affiliation John T. Harrington Forestry Research Center. New Mexico State University. Mora, New Mexico, United States of America

Robert C. Morrissey

Affiliation John T. Harrington Forestry Research Center. New Mexico State University. Mora, New Mexico, United States of America

Douglass F. Jacobs

djacobs@purdue.edu

Affiliation Hardwood Tree Improvement and Regeneration Center, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: SK OTB DFJ. Data curation: SK OTB. Formal analysis: SK OTB. Funding acquisition: OTB DFJ. Investigation: SK OTB DFJ. Methodology: SK OTB DFJ. Project administration: OTB DFJ. Resources: OTB DFJ. Supervision: OTB DFJ. Visualization: SK OTB RCM DFJ. Writing – original draft: SK OTB RCM DFJ. Writing – review & editing: SK OTB RCM DFJ.