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

Work package 4

Work package 4

Leader: Uppsala Universitet (UU)

The goal of this work package is to quantify key demographic and selection processes affecting genomic diversity

  • Create a next-generation genetic diversity map for seven key European forest tree species, identifying life-history traits and population features associated with high levels of genetic diversity.
  • Associate genetic variation to environmental variables.
  • Infer past population transfers and demography.
  • Use a multi-scale (from local to species-wide) sampling scheme to infer the spatial scale of gene flow and local adaptation and identify alleles under local adaptation.

Latest News

Summer school on polygenic adaptation in Switzerland
October 3, 2017 by Christian Rellstab Many phenotypic traits, like growth, are known to be driven by more than one...

Kickstarting conservation of forest genetic resources in the UK
August 21, 2017 UK forests contain unique genetic variation for key adaptive traits as they are located in a...