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.

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Enhancing fig tree diversity for sustainable Mediterranean agriculture

FIGGEN is a three-year project promoted by the PRIMA programme (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Region) which aims to...

EVOLTREE conference: Genomics and Adaptation in Forest Ecosystems

The first EVOLTREE conference on "Genomics and Adaptation in Forest Ecosystems" will take place 14-17 September 2021 at WSL Birmensdorf in Switzerland....
Cork oak seeds (Viterbo, Italy).

Variety: the spice of life, also for future forests

Forests in the Mediterranean and similar biodiversity hotspot regions are degrading rapidly due to the interaction of multiple stressors – both natural...

Managing forest genetic resources as a strategy to adapt forests to climate change

Managing genetic diversity is of key importance in fostering resilience of forest ecosystems to climate change. We carried out a survey reaching...
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Genetic monitoring in Greek forests

A new video demonstrates the application of genetic monitoring in Greek forests. Forest genetic monitoring consists of an early warning system that...

IUFRO establishes Task Force to focus on Mediterranean forest genetic resources

The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) has initiated a new Task Force on “Strengthening Mediterranean Nursery Systems for Forest Reproductive...

Genetics to the rescue: managing forests sustainably in a changing world

Genetics for greater sustainability in forest management will be the main topic during the scientific event “Genetics to the rescue: managing forests sustainably...

GenTree Final Conference: Genetics for a sustainable forest management

Genetics for greater sustainability in forest management will be the main topic during the scientific event "Genetics to the rescue: managing forests...

EVOLTREE seminar on genetic adaptation research for future forests

EVOLTREE is organising a Scientific Seminar in Aberdeen, United Kingdom, on 17 September 2019, associated to the annual EVOLTREE Governing Board meeting...

Release of elite stone pine clones for orchard plantations

Different grafting techniques and deployment strategies for improved genetic materials of stone pine, Pinus pinea, offer more landowners the possibility to consider the tree...

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New agenda focuses on Mediterranean forest resilience in the face of...

The Mediterranean forest research community has a new mandate for action to strengthen the resilience of Mediterranean forest ecosystems over the next...

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