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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...

Sampling sites visualized on a map
July 19, 2017 A major sampling effort undertaken within GenTree can now be appreciated through an interactive map...

Are beech populations in Southern Europe threatened by climate change?
July 6, 2017 Due to climate change, the habitats of the most southern populations of many tree species in Europe...

Consulting stakeholders for better conservation of forest genetic resources in Europe
June 29, 2017 On 6 April 2017, GenTree invited EUFGIS national focal points to a consultation held in Rome...

How genomic research can help preserve world's forests
March 21, 2017 Forests face great challenges from climate change, including incidence of pests and diseases....

Sampling thousands of trees across Europe: major joint effort of GenTree
February 27, 2017 GenTree uses a multi-scale tree sampling scheme to study gene flow and the role of genetic diversity...

20,000 km across Italy to collect tree samples
February 10, 2017 At the beginning of the field sampling period, we were quite unaware of what was ahead of us!

Whilst...

Achieving impact through strong stakeholders’ engagement
January 18, 2017 Gentree is highly committed to achieving impact through the involvement of Stakeholders in the...

The forest of Mont Ventoux – a natural laboratory to study the effects of climate change
December 19, 2016 Mont Ventoux, near Avignon in southern France, is an outpost of the Alps that lie to the northeast....

IUCN on track to give protected status to forest genetic conservation units
November 24, 2016 The World Conservation Congress, held in Hawai‘i in early September, adopted a motion calling for...

International survey on conservation and sustainable use of forest resources
October 17, 2016 The GenTree project is launching an international survey open to various stakeholders in the forest...

Two projects on forest genetic monitoring pool their resources
October 1, 2016 Part of the research carried out within the GenTree project is addressing the challenging task of...

Bruno Fady, the project coordinator with Lennart Ackzell of the Advisory Board. Credit: M.Bozzano/Bioversity International
GenTree project kicks off
April 30, 2016 The GenTree project funded under the EU Horizon2020 scheme started in March 2016 and officially...

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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...