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

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.

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Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

Address

South Parks Road University Of Oxford
Ox1 3ra Oxford

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Pierre ESPINASSE

Participants (9)

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ARISTOTLE UNIVERSITY OF THESSALONIKI

Greece

CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

FOREST RESEARCH AND MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE

Romania

FORESTRY COMMISSION RESEARCH AGENCY

United Kingdom

GOETEBORG UNIVERSITY

Sweden

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Greece

TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ZVOLEN

Slovakia

THE SWEDISH UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

Sweden

UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA

Spain

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK2-CT-2001-00108

  • Start date

    1 November 2001

  • End date

    30 June 2005

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 586 201

  • EU contribution

    € 2 193 922

Coordinated by:

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD

United Kingdom