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Forest ecosystem genomics research: supporting Transatlantic Cooperation

Objective

The main aim of FoResTTraC is to prepare future coordinated research plans, via a strategic research roadmap, between Europe and North America regarding adaptation of forest trees to climate changes, linking different disciplines: ecology, genetics, genomics and evolution. FoResTTraC brings together a critical mass of research expertise in these disciplines on both sides of the Atlantic with 6 leading European partners, 3 American and 2 Canadian partners. For the time being, large scale genomics projects have been conducted in “parallel” between North America and Europe, lacking in cooperative exchanges and interactions. The leading institutions coordinating these projects are partners of FoResTTraC to ensure that the current state–of–art research is represented in the project. FoResTTraC will deliver a mapping of current research capacity and state of the art research in forest ecosystem genomics, a validated research roadmap regarding adaptation to climate change, a set of joint science plans, a collection of genomic resources preparing future whole genome sequencing of ecologically and economically important tree species. All project outcomes will be validated during the project by a wide group of stakeholders from Europe and North America and will be disseminated widely via the project website and key dissemination.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/genetics and heredity
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/botany
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/climatology/climatic changes

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2009-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 250 728
Administrative Contact
Antoine Kremer (Dr.)

Participants (10)

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 136 266
Address
Giefinggasse 4
1210 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Felix Schröpfer (Mr.)
INTERNATIONAL PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES INSTITUTE*IPGRI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 208 482
Address
Via Dei Tre Denari 472 A
00057 Maccarese Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gerard O’donoghue (Mr.)
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 138 800
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Olga Mackre (Mrs.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 161 077
Address
Carretera De La Coruna Km7.5
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
María Alarcon Alarcon (Ms.)
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY
United States
Address
Sullivan Drive 270 Suite 240 Box 7514
27695 7514 Raleigh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Matthew Ronning (Dr.)
Arizona Board of Regents for and on behalf of Northern Arizona University
United States
Address
"South Knoles Drive, Ard Building #56 1298"
86011 Flagstaff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bobbie Ursin (Ms.)
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 95 853
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Leila Risteli (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Canada
Address
Agronomy Road 102-6190
V6T1Z1 Vancouver
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kermit Ritland (Prof.)
THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
United States
Address
Franklin Street 1111, 12 Floor
94607 Oakland Ca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deidra Madderra (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE LAVAL
Canada
Address
Allee Des Bibliotheques 2345
G1V 0A6 Quebec
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pascal Poulin (Mr.)