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Adaptive BREEDING for productive, sustainable and resilient FORESTs under climate change

Objective

The goal of B4EST is to increase forest survival, health, resilience and productivity under climate change and natural disturbances, while maintaining genetic diversity and key ecological functions, and fostering a competitive EU bio-based economy.
B4EST will provide forest tree breeders, forest managers and owners, and policy makers with: 1) better scientific knowledge on adaptation profiles and sustainable productivity, and added value of raw materials in important European tree species for forestry, 2) new and flexible adaptive tree breeding strategies, 3) tree genotypes of highly adaptive and economical value, 4) decision-support tools for the choice and use of Forest Reproductive Material (FRM) while balancing production, resilience and genetic diversity, including case studies developed with industrial partners, 5) integrative performance models to guide FRM deployment at stand and landscape level, 6) economic analyses of risks/benefits/costs, and 6) policy recommendations.
B4EST will capitalise on the resources developed by past and current EU projects to produce -together with tree breeders, forest managers and owners, and the industry- operational solutions to better adapt forests to climate change and reinforce the competitiveness of the EU forest-based sector.
To cover the geographical, economic and societal needs of forestry in the EU, B4EST will work with 8 (six native, two non-native) conifers and broadleaves with advanced breeding programmes (Norway spruce, Scots pine, maritime pine, poplars, Douglas-fir, eucalypts) or that are case studies of pest-threatened forests (ash) or valuable non-wood products (stone pine).
Our approach will result in a high degree of data and knowledge integration, involving multiple and new target traits and their trade-offs; genomic information; temporal and spatial assessments in a wide range of environments; stakeholder demands; and forest owner and manager risk perception and acceptability of new breeding strategies.

Call for proposal

H2020-BB-2016-2017

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Sub call

H2020-BB-2017-2

Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
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€ 1 209 664,00
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147 Rue De L'universite
75007 Paris Cedex 07
France

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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€ 17 997,99

Participants (21)

FORESTRY COMMISSION RESEARCH AGENCY
United Kingdom
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€ 311 348,75
Address
Alice Holt Lodge
GU10 4LH Farnham

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South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Central Hampshire
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 405 425,00
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STIFTELSEN SKOGSBRUKETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT - SKOGFORSK
Sweden
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€ 566 817,00
Address
Uppsala Science Park
75183 Uppsala

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Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
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Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 332 395,50
LUONNONVARAKESKUS
Finland
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€ 441 924,00
Address
Latokartanonkaari 9
00790 Helsinki

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Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
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€ 0,38
EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE
Finland
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€ 205 764,00
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Yliopistokatu 6 B
80100 Joensuu

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Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Karjala
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€ 0,38
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
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€ 186 450,00
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Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala

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Östra Sverige Östra Mellansverige Uppsala län
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
OULUN YLIOPISTO
Finland
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€ 192 650,00
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Pentti Kaiteran Katu 1
90014 Oulu

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Manner-Suomi Pohjois- ja Itä-Suomi Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
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€ 0,00
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
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€ 293 450,00
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Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala

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€ 128 267,50
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
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€ 288 150,00
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Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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€ 0,00
UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

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United Kingdom
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€ 40 904,00
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Polaris House North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon

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South West (England) Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area Swindon
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€ 0,00
STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
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€ 192 150,00
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Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen

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Oost-Nederland Gelderland Veluwe
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CENTRE DE COOPERATION INTERNATIONALE EN RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE POUR LEDEVELOPPEMENT - C.I.R.A.D. EPIC
France
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€ 187 148,75
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Rue Scheffer 42
75016 Paris

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Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
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€ 1,25
CONSIGLIO PER LA RICERCA IN AGRICOLTURA E L'ANALISI DELL'ECONOMIA AGRARIA
Italy
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€ 350 550,00
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Via Della Navicella 2-4
00184 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
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€ 0,00
NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI
Norway
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€ 194 331,25
Address
Hoegskoleveien 7
1430 Aas

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Norge Oslo og Viken Viken
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€ 0,00
UNIVERSITE PAUL SABATIER TOULOUSE III
France
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€ 147 683,00
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Route De Narbonne 118
31062 Toulouse Cedex 9

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Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
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€ 0,00
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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
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€ 12 867,00
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Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris

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FINSILVA OYJ
Finland
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€ 71 866,00
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Hallituskatu 1
33200 Tampere

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ALTRI FLORESTAL, SA
Portugal
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€ 207 925,00
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INRAE TRANSFERT SAS
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€ 280 000,00
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Rue Du Docteur Finlay 28
75015 Paris

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INSTITUT EUROPEEN DE LA FORET CULTIVEE
France
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€ 93 786,25
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69 Route D Arcachon
33610 Cestas

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UK CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY & HYDROLOGY
United Kingdom
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Maclean Building Benson Lane Crowmarsh Gifford
OX10 8BB Oxford

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