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The international meeting on "Challenges and Opportunities in (1) Genetics of Five-Needle Pines and (2) Rusts of Forest Trees Research: Conservation, Evolution and Sustainable Management in a Changing Climate" took place from June 15-20, 2014, in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA.
Discussions focused on key issues and latest findings in the field: Advances in genomics and genomic resources in forest trees and rusts of forest trees; Genetic resistance to white pine blister rust investigations underway in high elevation, non-commercial species; Gene conservation; Climate change impacts on five-needle pines.
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By Richard Sniezko and Anna Schoettle, both US Forest Service, Coordinator/Deputy Coordinator of IUFRO Working Party 2.02.15
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