Optimizing the management and sustainable
use of forest genetic resources in Europe

External Advisory Board

The External Advisory Board (EAB) is composed of renowned scientists involved in research fields of relevance for GenTree and of prominent international representatives of various stakeholder groups, mainly from the forest management and policy domains. The EAB will provide to the executive committee of the project strategic advice on how to maintain scientific and technological excellence in the activities implemented and on how to maximise the impacts of the project by optimising the exploitation of the research outputs and the transfer of the results to relevant stakeholders.

The members of the External Advisory Board are:

Name Institution  LocationDomain
Prof. Juha MeriläUniversity of HelsinkiFinlandAnimal evolutionary ecology and quantitative genetics
Prof. Sally AitkenUniversity of British ColumbiaVancouver, CanadaTree genomics and genetic conservation
Dr. Jarkko KoskelaFAO - Forestry Department, Forest Resources Management Team Rome, ItalyPolicy for sustainable management of forest genetic resources
Dr. Lennart Ackzell Federation of Swedish Family Forest OwnersSwedenManagement of forest genetic resources in privately owned forest


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