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Optimising the management and sustainable use of forest genetic resources in Europe

Objective

The goal of GenTree is to provide the European forestry sector with better knowledge, methods and tools for optimising the management and sustainable use of forest genetic resources (FGR) in Europe in the context of climate change and continuously evolving demands for forest products and services. To reach its goal, GenTree will make scientific, technological and implementation breakthroughs in: (i) designing innovative strategies for dynamic conservation of FGR in European forests, (ii) broadening the range of FGR used by European breeding programmes, and (iii) preparing new forest management scenarios and policy frameworks fully integrating genetic conservation and breeding aspects, to adapt forests and forestry to changing environmental conditions and societal demands. GenTree focuses on economically and ecologically important tree species in Europe, growing in a wide range of habitats and covering different societal uses and values. The major outputs of GenTree will include: (i) much needed new scientific knowledge on phenotypic and genotypic diversity across environmental gradients in Europe, (ii) improved genotyping and phenotyping monitoring tools for practitioners, (iii) updated and refined data for information systems of in-situ and ex-situ FGR collections, (iv) innovative strategies for conservation, breeding and exchanging and using diversified forest reproductive material, (v) novel outreach and science-policy support tools to better integrate FGR concerns into forest management and better implement relevant international commitments in Europe. GenTree will improve the status and use of European in-situ and ex-situ FGR collections, support acquisition, conservation, characterisation, evaluation and use of relevant FGR in breeding and forestry practice and policy, will seek to harmonise, rationalise and improve management of existing collections and databases, and will strengthen the EU strategy for cooperation on FGR research and innovation.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/forestry
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/botany

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2015-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
Address
Rue De L'universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 152 958

Participants (22)

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 295 498,75
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 222 090,75
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 320 000
Address
Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
EU contribution
€ 415 111,25
Address
Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Other
INTERNATIONAL PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES INSTITUTE*IPGRI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 433 076,25
Address
Via Dei Tre Denari 472 A
00057 Maccarese Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 196 000
Address
Biegenstrasse 10
35037 Marburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 230 500
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 374 000
Address
Carretera De La Coruna Km7.5
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 199 000
Address
Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IGA TECHNOLOGY SERVICES SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 900 000
Address
Via Linussio 51
33100 Udine
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Norway
EU contribution
€ 276 000
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas
Activity type
Research Organisations
STIFTELSEN SKOGSBRUKETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT - SKOGFORSK
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 413 500
Address
Uppsala Science Park
75183 Uppsala
Activity type
Research Organisations
JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI
Germany
EU contribution
€ 251 500
Address
Bundesallee 50
38116 Braunschweig
Activity type
Research Organisations
BAYERISCHES STAATSMINISTERIUM FUR ERNAHRUNG, LANDWIRTSCHAFT UND FORSTEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 236 000
Address
Ludwigstrasse 2
80539 Munchen
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
VYTAUTO DIDZIOJO UNIVERSITETAS
Lithuania
EU contribution
€ 122 600
Address
K Donelaicio G 58
44248 Kaunas
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 329 998,75
Address
Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EIDGENOSSICHEN FORSCHUNGSANSTALT FUR WALD SCHNEE UND LANDSCHAFT
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Zuercherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf
Activity type
Research Organisations
FEDERAL STATE INSTITUTION OF SCIENCE INSTITUTE OF PLANT AND ANIMAL ECOLOGY, URAL BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
8 Marta Str. 202
620144 Ekaterinburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
RADIATA PINE BREEDING COMPANY LIMITED

Participation ended

New Zealand
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
99 Sala Street
3010 Rotorua
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LIECO GMBH CO KG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 88 166,25
Address
Kalwang 102B
8775 Kalwang
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UK CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 49 517,50
Address
Maclean Building Benson Lane
OX10 8BB Oxford
Activity type
Research Organisations