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

Past meetings

Summer school on ‘Integrated methods to detect polygenic adaptation from genomic data’, 28 Aug – 30 Aug 2017, Zurich, Switzerland

Three-day summer school at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) to learn about methodologies to detect polygenic adaptation from genomic data. These approaches can be applied to tree species investigated in GenTree and offer new tools to decipher the role of genetic diversity and environmental variability in shaping adaptive traits in trees.


Stakeholders' consultation, Rome, Italy, 5 April 2017

Consultation of EUFGIS focal points on conservation of genetic resources in their respective countries discussed during a dedicated session at the EUFGIS training workshop.

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Stakeholders' event on forest reproductive material, 14-15 Nov 2016, Madrid, Spain

Participants from key areas related to forest reproductive material - forest owners, managers and nurseries personnel - across Europe discussed with scientists about choices in forest regeneration and forest reproductive material to prioritize issues for policy, practice and research.  

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23rd Session of the Committee on Forestry and the 5th World Forest Week
, 18-22 July 2016, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy

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IUFRO Genomics and Forest Tree Genetics Conference, 30 May - 3 June, Arcachon, France
The conference was jointly organised by the four working parties of IUFRO subdivision 2.4 (Genetics) and sponosored by Gentree. There were two side events: Genomic Selection workshop & IUFRO Task Force meeting to present and discuss new scientific findings in the area of population, quantitative and evolutionary genetics and how they can be applied in genetic resource conservation and breeding.

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Intergovernmental Technical Working Group on Forest Genetic Resources, FAO, Rome, Italy, 10-12 May 2016.

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Project meetings

First annual meeting, Madrid, Spain, 6-10 March 2017.

Kick-off meeting, INRA, Domaine Saint-Paul, Avignon, France, 20-22 April 2016.

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