Description of workActivities will include staff exchange, joint research and networking, and will be organised in three main tasks :
characterization of the diversity of adaptive traits (e.g. bud phenology, disease resistance, tolerance to abiotic constraints...), as well as of related candidate genes with emphasis on comparative approaches of the same traits and genes in different forest tree species of common interest.
review and adaptation of breeding strategies, using description of gene and trait diversity in trees of common interest for optimising the choice of plant material for the regeneration of forests with respect to expected altered climate conditions.
identification of tree species potentially adapted to expected climate and environmental changes over the next 100 years in Western-S outhern EU and Australasia.
Researchers involvedPartner 1 (INRA)
A Kremer, J-C & C Bastien , C Plomion, A Raffin, L Bouffier, JM Louvet, P Gere.
S Kumar, P Wilcox, E McRae, C Hargreaves, C Devilliard
D1.1: joint seminar at EU scientific conference on challenges of forest regeneration faced with climate change (yr 2)
D1.2, 1.3, 1.4: joint publications on (1) adaptive traits and related genes, (2) optimisation of breeding strategies, and (3) future tree species (yrs 2, 3, 4)