Genetic aspects in production and use of forest reproductive material

Collecting scientific evidence to support the development of guidelines and decision support tools

This working group will build upon the work of the expert group that published 'Use and transfer of forest reproductive material (FRM) in Europe in the context of climate change' in 2015. The group will also review literature and the results of the Forest Management network that was active during Phase III.

The focus of the working group will be on forest management systems, looking at two closely related areas:

The production of FRM. More specifically, it will:

  1. Document the production chain of FRM and examine how genetic aspects are affected in collection/production/deployment of FRM, taking into account how climate change may affect seed production.
  2. Make recommendations on how to improve existing schemes for tracking and recording FRM used

And the use of FRM will work specifically on:

  1. Defining alternative choices of regeneration approaches
  2. Analysing establishment techniques and use of FRM.

The first meeting of the working group on forest reproductive material guidelines took place in November 2016 in Madrid, Spain. The second meeting took place in June, 2017 in Warsaw, Poland. The next meeting will be from 21-23 November in Rome, Italy. 

Read the report of the latest meeting

Selected experts

Chair: Katri Himanen (Finland)  

Thomas Geburek (Austria)  Mladen Ivankovic (Croatia)  Josef Frýdl (Czech Republic)  Gunnar Friis Proschowsky (Denmark)  Tiit Maaten (Estonia)  Alexis Ducousso (France)  Volker Schneck (Germany)  Heike Liesebach (Germany)  Sándor Bordács (Hungary)  Brynjar Skúlason (Iceland)  Stuart Kennedy (Ireland)  Roberta Proietti (Italy)  Frank Wolter (Luxembourg)  Gumaniuc Iachim (Moldova)  Mari Mette Tollefsrud (Norway)  Jan Kowalczyk (Poland)  Andrej Pilipović (Serbia)  Dušan Gömöry (Slovakia)  Ana Jurše (Slovenia)  Claes Uggla (Sweden)  Christoph Sperisen (Switzerland)  Tefide Yüksel (Turkey)  Stuart A'Hara (United Kingdom)  

E-Mail contributors

Ivana Pešut (Croatia)  Jaroslav DOSTÁL (Czech Republic)  Ditte Christina Olrik (Denmark)  Eric Collin (France)  Alexis Ducousso (France)  Mirko Liesebach (Germany)  László Nagy (Hungary)  Attila Borovics (Hungary)  Brian Clifford (Ireland)  Conor O’Reilly (Ireland)  Lorenzo Vietto (Italy)  Maurizio Sabatti (Italy)  Alberto Santini (Italy)  Remigijus Bakys (Lithuania)  Joukje Buiteveld (Netherlands)  Arne Steffenrem (Norway)  Daniel Chmura (Poland)  Robert Brus (Slovenia)  Hojka Kraigher (Slovenia)  Gregor Bozič (Slovenia)  Marjana Westergren (Slovenia)  Ana Jurše (Slovenia)  Kristjan Jarni (Slovenia)  Peter Rotach (Switzerland)  Gaye Eren Kandemir (Turkey)  Burcu Cengel (Turkey)  Kubilay Özyalçın (Turkey)  

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