Genetic monitoring in Greek forests

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH) created a video on the application of forest genetic monitoring in Greek forests. The video is a result of the LIFEGENMON project.

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Screenshot of the video.
Photo: [Stellart Video productions]

A new video demonstrates the application of genetic monitoring in Greek forests. Forest genetic monitoring consists of an early warning system that highlights the threats which may undermine the future adaptability of forest populations and can be used as a tool to improve management of forest ecosystems in an ever-changing environment due to climate change.

The video was created by the Laboratory of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding of the Faculty of Forestry & Natural Environment of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), under the European (LIFE+) co-funded programme “LIFE for European Forest Genetic Monitoring System” (LIFEGENMON).

The LIFEGENMON project combines the efforts of six partners from three European countries; Germany, Greece and Slovenia. The Greek project partners include the Laboratory of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding of the Faculty of Forestry & Natural Environment of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the General Directorate of Forests & Rural Affairs of the Decentralized Administration of Macedonia – Thrace.