Genetics

While foresters have historically bred trees within their stands to optimise wood quality and tree growth, technological developments in the field of forest genetics allow practitioners and researchers to be more effective in improving tree qualities, and make new uses possible, including using genetic markers to track wood sources.

The threat to Italy’s iconic stone pines

Visitors returning to Rome or Naples after some time away may be shocked by the state of the cities' iconic stone pines (Pinus pinea)....
Detail of a tree from a forest in Lebanon.

Delivering tree genetic resources in forest and landscape restoration

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Alliance of Bioversity International & CIAT published a new forestry working paper, highlighting...

Post-doctoral position in functional and evolutionary ecology at INRAE

The French National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food, and Environment (INRAE) is offering a two-year post-doc position in functional and evolutionary ecology titled "Assessing...

New episode of Branching out explores forest biodiversity

A new Branching out: the forest podcast episode is out! This time the conversation is about the relationship between biodiversity and other services forests...

Ideology doesn’t make forests resilient

Ideological thinking involves following certain norms that someone else has developed, or worse, some group of people. Beliefs held by groups tend to become...

Estimating Effective Population Size for forest genetic resources conservation

EUFORGEN presents a new webinar series where key topics in forest genetic resources (FGR) are open for public debate. Leading experts provide their scientific...

OptFORESTS: Multilevel biodiversity for resilient forests in the face of climate change

In a context where forests must adapt to more extreme climatic phenomena, new pests, and emerging diseases, efforts are needed to make tree species...
EUFORGEN call for traineeships

EUFORGEN Secretariat is looking for a new trainee!

The European Forest Genetic Resources Programme (EUFORGEN) hosted by the European Forest Institute's office in Barcelona is looking for a trainee that will work within...
ash dieback

EUFORGEN Webinars: ash dieback and its impact on the species’ genetic diversity

Rising temperatures across Europe, extreme weather events, higher fire risk, or increased vulnerability to biotic disturbances such as pests and diseases are some of...
EUFORGEN webinar Series

EUFORGEN webinars explore the case study of ash dieback

The upcoming February EUFORGEN webinar series "Biotic outbreak management of the Genetic Conservation Units Network: case study on ash dieback" will discuss the possibility...

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Resilience meets reverence: temporal and spatial responses of sacred forests to...

Sacred Natural Sites (SNS) and sacred forests are places with spiritual significance for communities, where natural and human elements are intertwined. They are found...

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