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Ash for the future: defining european ash populations for conservation and regeneration

Objective

The FRAXIGEN project will strengthen the scientific basis for the sustainable conservation and regeneration of ash genetic resources in Europe, through improved understanding of three native Farinas species. Genetic structure and gene flow among natural European populations, and the influence of the reproductive system, will be studied in detail . This, combined with trials to investigate the distances over which environmental adaptation occurs , will provide a rational basis for defining 'local ' populations (as required by EU directives) as well as insights into (a) the resilience of populations to potential global change, and (b) how anthropogenic selection has affected adaptive variation. Partners from northern and southern Europe will collaborate closely to deliver scientifically-based guidelines for defining provenances and selecting sustainable seed sources. Dissemination methods will include a website and regular meetings with end users.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Address
South Parks Road University Of Oxford
OX1 3RA Oxford
United Kingdom

Participants (9)

ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI
Greece
Address
University Campus
54006 Thessaloniki
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Cami De La Marjal S/n
46470 Catarroja - Albal
FOREST RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE
Romania
Address
Biscaria Street 1
2625 Simeria
FORESTRY COMMISSION RESEARCH AGENCY
United Kingdom
Address
Northern Research Station
EH25 9SY Roslin
GOETEBORG UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Vasaparken
405 30 Goeteborg
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Greece
Address
Loutra Thermis
57006 Vassilika Thessalonikis
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ZVOLEN
Slovakia
Address
T.g. Masarykova 24
960 53 Zvolen
THE SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Sweden
Address
Petrus Laestadius V.
901 83 Umeaa
UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spain
Address
S/n,c/ Dr Moliner S/n
46100 Burjasot