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Training and PhD course: Analysis of genetic structure within and among populations based on common garden trials
From Wednesday 28 June 2017 -  08:00
To Friday 30 June 2017 - 17:00

EVOLTREE training and PhD course (4 ECTs) - Organised by Forest Genetics and Diversity, University of Copenhagen.

The predicted change in climate and emerging pests and diseases stresses the importance of knowing the adaptive processes-, the adaptive potential- and phenotypic plasticity of trees. In this context, common garden field trials are of high value and the course focus on data analysis on genetic structures developed as results of the interplay between local adaption (response to selection), genetic drift and gene flow.

The training school target PhD students and other young scientists involved in on-going studies of genetics of woody plant species. MSc students can also benefit from the course provided they already have some background knowledge in population genetics or quantitative genetics, and are working with genetic analysis of populations in their MSc thesis. 

The training school will consist of a combination of lectures, exercises, field visits and supervised student discussion of selected articles. Active participation is therefore a requirement of all students, and the students must have read the literature before the course.  After the course, the student will submit a small report to document their learning outcome.

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Location University of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Denmark

Funding Initiatives

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


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