EVOLution of TREEs as drivers
of terrestrial biodiversity

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Intensive Study Sites - large scale ecosystem plots to be used for genotyping and phenotyping studies


EVOLTREE now comprises 32 partner institutions


Resource-management for whole organisms, DNA samples, BACs, genes, etc at the PICME Repository Centre


High throughput genotyping and sequencing systems


UPM awards honoris causa doctorate to Antoine Kremer

Coordinator of the EVOLTREE network, Antoine Kremer, receives the honorary doctorate at the Paraninfo of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid on 22nd April 2016.

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Download the new EVOLTREE book "Evolution of Trees and Forest Communities", published in order to mark EVOLTREE's 10th birthday! 

TreeType: collecting tree phenotypes in the field

Help the TreeType project take off by collecting data on the project spearhead species!
TreeType aims at collecting phenotypic data in natural populations of forest trees and is open to everybody, from citizens to forest researchers and managers.

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EVOLTREE celebrates 10 years with a new book!

Published in May this year to mark 10 years of the EVOLTREE network, "Evolution of Trees and Forest Communities" summarises the research group's infrastructures, resources and initiatives and features ten research papers that were published in the framework of EVOLTREE.

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The EVOLTREE Network

EVOLution of TREEs as drivers of terrestrial biodiversity.

A network of excellence linking four major disciplines, Ecology, Genetics, Genomics and Evolution, to address global issues that European forests are currently facing, such as environmental changes and the erosion of biodiversity.

The 2015-2018 consortium is made up of 32 research groups in 23 European countries, as well as Israel.




Job spot

Two PhD positions in the improvement of the pathogen response of poplar by modification of receptor kinases
Department of Plant Cell Biology at the Schwann-Schleiden Research Center for Molecular Cell Biology, University of Göttingen

We are looking for two highly motivated new team members interested in elucidating the role of LysM receptor like kinases in the resistance op poplar against the poplar rust Melampsora larici-populina.

The closing date for applications is 21 August 2016

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Post-Doc Position in Quantitative and Population Genomics
INRA Orléans, France

We are looking for a highly motivated, creative and enthusiastic young scientist to join our team “prediction and management of genome and population diversity in forest trees”.

The closing date for applications: 22 August 2016

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Post doc position in Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics
BIOGECO research unit (projet ERC TreePeace), Pierroton, France

The general goal of the research is to predict evolutionary changes of trees, particularly European white oaks, to environmental changes using diachronic approaches.

Review of applications will begin on August 1st 2016 and continue until the position is filled

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Ecology and Evolution in Forest Ecosystems
The Department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH Zurich

The assistant professor will develop and lead an internationally recognised research
programme in “Ecology and Evolution in Forest Ecosystems” and is expected to integrate into
research activities in related fields at ETH Zurich.

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2016

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Funding Initiatives

As EVOLTREE member you can make the most of our funding initiatives: training expense reimbursement, conference grants and ISS mobility grants.


eLab Services

The eLab provides a search interface which can browse over all databases currently available within the EVOLTREE project.



Many events take place every year - make the most of a grant to cover your expenses for your participation in such events in 2015!



EVOLTREE organises different training courses on different topics. Financial support is available for participants from EVOLTREE partner organisations.