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Ice Age Genomic Tracking of Refugia and Postglacial Dispersal

Project description

Tracing plant migration routes back in time

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges currently facing agronomists, conservation biologists and plant biologists. Understanding how species responded to climate change in the past can help scientists model the effects of global warming. The EU-funded IceAGenT project is tracing plant migration routes back in time. Ready with a full genome reference library for the entire flora of Norway and neighbouring regions, researchers are developing genomic markers to identify species and genetic variations within species in ancient sediment samples. The selection of samples will contain key species representing various bioclimatic zones (boreal trees, dwarf shrubs, arctic herbs).

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-COG
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Host institution

UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso
Norway

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 189 775,75

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 2 189 775,75
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso

See on map

Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments