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

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.
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Coordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

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Rue De L'Universite 147
75338 Paris Cedex 07

France

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 1 152 958

Participants (23)

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AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 295 498,75

UPPSALA UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 222 090,75

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 320 000

EUROPEAN FOREST INSTITUTE

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 350 687,50

INTERNATIONAL PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES INSTITUTE*IPGRI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 497 500

PHILIPPS UNIVERSITAET MARBURG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 196 000

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 230 500

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION Y TECNOLOGIA AGRARIA Y ALIMENTARIA OA MP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 374 000

OULUN YLIOPISTO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 199 000

IGA TECHNOLOGY SERVICES SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 900 000

NIBIO - NORSK INSTITUTT FOR BIOOKONOMI

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 276 000

STIFTELSEN SKOGSBRUKETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT - SKOGFORSK

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 413 500

JOHANN HEINRICH VON THUENEN-INSTITUT, BUNDESFORSCHUNGSINSTITUT FUER LAENDLICHE RAEUME, WALD UND FISCHEREI

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 251 500

BAYERISCHES STAATSMINISTERIUM FUR ERNAHRUNG, LANDWIRTSCHAFT UND FORSTEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 236 000

UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 244 000

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

VYTAUTO DIDZIOJO UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

EU Contribution

€ 122 600

ALEKSANDRO STULGINSKIO UNIVERSITETAS

Lithuania

INRA TRANSFERT S.A.

France

EU Contribution

€ 329 998,75

EIDGENOESSISCHE FORSCHUNGSANSTALT WSL

Switzerland

FEDERAL STATE INSTITUTION OF SCIENCE INSTITUTE OF PLANT AND ANIMAL ECOLOGY, URAL BRANCH OF THE RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

RADIATA PINE BREEDING COMPANY LIMITED

New Zealand

LIECO GMBH CO KG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 88 166,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 676876

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 March 2016

  • End date

    29 February 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 986 747,50

  • EU contribution

    € 6 700 000

Coordinated by:

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE

France