Denmark

National coordinator

Ditte Christina Olrik
Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, Nature Agency
Gillelejevej 2B
3230 Græsted, Denmark
dicol@nst.dk

Quick Info

Letter of Agreement signed on 08 Jan 2015

Member since 1994

Experts

  • Gunnar Friis Proschowsky, Nature Agency
  • Lars Graudal, University of Copenhagen
  • Ditte Christina Olrik, Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, Nature Agency
  • in situ genetic conservation unit
    ex situ genetic conservation unit
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    Focal point

    Ditte Christina Olrik
    Ministry of Environment and Food of Denmark, Nature Agency

    The European Information System on Forest Genetic Resources (EUFGIS) provides geo-referenced and harmonized data on genetic conservation units of forest trees in Europe.

    Management of genetic resources in Denmark

    Conservation and utilization of the genetic diversity

    Conservation of genetic diversity is done both in situ and ex situ (seed orchards). Though the genetic conservation program, the present genetic resources (diversity) are protected and secured with the purpose of potential future utilisation. Furthermore, conservation of the genetic diversity will ensure the availability of the genetic resources to be utilized for future development of improved genetic material.

    The practical utilization of the genetic resources is done through seed sources (seed stands and seed orchards) producing genetic material, an approach which meets the present requirements of owners and society, and which at the same time is capable of adapting to the expected climate change.

    Further information

    Click here to be guided to the best choice of plant species and provenances at a selected location (covering Denmark, in Danish).

    Click here for publications concerning genetics and genetic conservation from the former Danida Forest Seed Centre.

    Link to the primary collaborating institute at the University of Copenhagen

    Country report for the FAO First State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources


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    EUFORGEN publications