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.

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 and anthropogenic....

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 over 200...
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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 highlights the...

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 Material Procurement...

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 in a...

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 sustainably in...

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 and the...

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 as a...

Crop, forest and animal genetic resource networks join forces

A new project, called GenRes Bridge, kicked off in Jan 2019. It aims to strengthen the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources by...

EVOLTREE funding opportunity

EVOLTREE are offering funding of up to €10,000 for two projects related to genetic and genomic studies on forest ecosystems. Apply here

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IUFRO report launch webinar: Europe’s wood supply in disruptive times study...

TEAMING UP 4 FORESTS invites you to join the launch webinar of the new IUFRO World Series Vol. 42, Europe’s wood supply in disruptive...

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