A team of scientists from INRA Avignon and Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Agroalimentaria (CITA) de Aragón in Spain examined the soil in four sampling sites.
Conducting and interpreting genetic association studies can be complex and challenging. This summer school aimed to offer us a better understanding of the methods used and the theory behind association studies, in order to broaden the picture of forest genetics.
As part of the GenTree project, the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) is analysing 15000 samples from 12 tree species collected across all of Europe.
The sampling site in Varvara, Greece is on the Chalkidiki peninsula dominated by mixed forests.
A stakeholders' event on the topic of genetic monitoring was organized in collaboration with LIFEGENMON project in Thessaloniki, Greece on 24-25 October 2017.
Sponsored by the University of Zürich, the project GenTree, and the Swiss Federal Research Institute (WSL). Fifty participants attended the three-day course at the WSL, close to Zürich.
Sampling sites. Credit: Ch.Rellstab/WSL
The work of Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC), Spain, consists in studying the phenotypic traits - physical traits of a tree that express genetic information encoded in their DNA. This series of photos shows the process of this analysis, step-by-step.
The photos show sampling of woodcores and a common garden experiment in Oulu.