EVOLution of TREEs as drivers
of terrestrial biodiversity

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Make the most of four EVOLTREE funding initiatives for your research


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!


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


Still time to register! EFIMED-EUFORGEN-EVOLTREE joint events

For its 2018 Annual Meeting, EVOLTREE has joined forces with EUFORGEN and the EFI Mediterranean Facility to bring you two side events at the EFI's 2018 Annual Conference in Sardinia, Italy in September.

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Have your say in the future of EVOLTREE

Calling all EVOLTREE members!
Please help us to define the upcoming new four year phase (2019-2022) by completing a short survey.

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Your OPPORTUNITY is back!

You are a post-doctoral researcher or a permanent researcher and you are a member of an EVOLTREE partner lab? You have a good research idea in the field of evolutionary genetics and genomics of forest trees?
Then this could be the grant you are looking for...

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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.


TreeType aims at collecting phenotypic data in natural populations of forest trees and is open to everybody, from citizens to forest researchers and managers.

Although the project is open to all European forest trees, we have started to collect data on Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L) and pedunculate and sessile oaks (Quercus robur and Quercus petraea), with the objective of using them as the project spearhead.

The project has no funding and relies on the generous contribution of participants, but it has established as mid-term goal (one or two years) the production of both a scientific publication and a database release co-authored by all contributors.

Take some minutes to have a look at the
protocols for the Scots pine on the TreeType website.

The ‘standard’ protocol is oriented towards citizens without particular forestry or biology training while the ‘advanced’ protocol assumes some more specific training. The protocols for the oaks will be available shortly.

We would be very happy if you would like to contribute to the TreeType initiative! Every tree is important and thus we will be pleased to accept any contributions, including data from single trees, but please consider phenotyping a minimum of 20 trees of any of the above mentioned species.

For any additional questions, please contact Stephen Cavers (CEH, scav @ ceh.ac.uk) or Santiago C. González-Martínez (INRA, santiago.gonzalez-martinez @ pierroton.inra.fr).

Start collecting data now!

Go to the TreeType Website


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 scientific events take place every year - make the most of a grant to cover your expenses for your participation in such events in 2017!



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