Scientific Summaries


Scientific Summary 156 in IUFRO News Vol. 48, Issue 7, late July 2019

The AForGeN network aims to strengthen cross-border research to study adaptation processes in alpine forest trees. Traditionally it holds annual meetings in one of the high-mountain areas of the European countries. This year a meeting was held in the region of Mont Ventoux in the French Alps.

Adaptation Processes in Alpine Forest Trees

Founded in 2011, AForGeN (Alpine Forest Genomics Network) constitutes the conceptional framework of IUFRO WP 2.04.11 Alpine Forest Genomics. This year's meeting on 12-14 June comprised one day of scientific sessions, a one-day field trip and a half-day business meeting that dealt with the future activities of the network including the Silver Fir Genome Project (SFGP), second phase. The scientific sessions started with an introductory talk by Bruno Fady (INRA), host and organizer of the meeting. Discussions focused on issues of demography, monitoring and adaptation.


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