EVOLution of TREEs as drivers
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Databases in the eLab containing genetic, genomic and ecological information about genes, genome sequences, and natural experimental plantations.

Intensive Study Sites - large scale ecosystem plots to be used for genotyping and phenotyping studies. Travel grants available!


GenTree Final Conference - Save the date and call for abstracts!

The final conference showcasing the project results will take place at the University of Avignon, France from 27-31 January 2020.


Insights into research on genetic adaptation for future forests

Find out all about the EVOLTREE 2019 Scientific Seminar and the field trip to native Caledonian pinewoods!

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EVOLTREE activities: time for choices and change

At the EVOLTREE 2019 Governing Board Meeting in Aberdeen in September, an appraisal was made of all the network activities and resources in order to help shape the current phase of EVOLTREE (2019-2022).

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October newsletter

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Find out about new plans for EVOLTREE activities from 2019 to 2022, the presence of EVOLTREE at the IUFRO World Congress 2019, the GenTree Final Conference and more events, plus recent publications by network partner labs in our October 2019 newsletter

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Job spot

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Research Scientist (doctoral student)

The Department of Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding at the Georg-August-University of Göttingen is offering a position starting as soon as possible for a Research Scientist (doctoral student).

The successful candidate will work in the German Science foundation (DFG) funded project: “ Detecting genomic signatures of ecological speciation and parallel evolution in oaks”.

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The EVOLTREE Network

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EVOLTREE is a European Research Group of 27 partners in 18 European countries which maintains and provides the scientific community with research facilities, resources and training, aiming to:

  • improve understanding of forest ecosystem structures, dynamics and processes by linking genomics, genetics, ecology and evolutionary studies
  • promote the application of genetics and genomics in breeding and conservation activities, and in forestry operations
  • continuously develop initiatives and projects for long-term research.

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Funding Initiatives

Funding is available for EVOLTREE members: training expense reimbursement, conference grants and project grants


eLab Services

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



Scientific events of interest to the EVOLTREE community are listed here. Conference grants are available to cover expenses



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