Scientific Summary 159 in IUFRO News Vol. 49, Issue 1, January 2020
Seed Orchards and Climate Change
The conference with a special focus on Seed Orchards and Climate Change was organized under the auspices of IUFRO Working Party 2.09.01 "Seed Orchards" and hosted by Nanjing Forestry University (NFU).
In order to attract scientists, forestry practitioners and students from a broader spectrum of related disciplines, the conference was organized together with four IUFRO Working Parties: 2.09.03 "Seed Physiology and Technology", 2.04.02 "Progeny Testing", 2.02.23 "Breeding and Genetic Resources of Asian Conifers" and 2.02.07 "Larch Genetic Resources."
Participants discussed a range of topics from seed orchard design and management, fertility variation and genetic diversity of seed crops, seed processing and treatment, to gene conservation, adaptation of forest trees to changing climate, and linking forest tree seed orchards with long-term breeding. Special emphasis was placed on genomic selection and its integration into forest tree improvement programs.
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