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From Monday 16 September 2019
To Tuesday 17 September 2019
Contact Claudia Antoniotti (claudia.antoniotti @ efi.int)

We are delighted to announce that our 2019 Governing Board Meeting (GBM) will be held on Monday 16 September 2019, at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen, UK, in the framework of the EFI Annual Conference.

At this new period for our network, our aim will be to focus on what is at the forefront of the members’ interests, considering the foreseen activities to implement and goals to achieve in the coming four years for discussion, debate and shared agreement.


EVOLTREE Scientific Seminar

The EVOLTREE Scientific Seminar (17 September) associated to the annual EVOLTREE Governing Board meeting and the 2019 EFI Annual Conference entitled "Genetic adaptation research for future forests" will explore the ways in which forest tree genetics can be applied to increase local adaptation and resilience in future forests. New genetic and genomics approaches, including new-generation breeding strategies, have great potential to harness natural genetic variation to promote forest health and productivity, in particular in the face of global disturbances, such as climate change, land fragmentation and emerging pests and diseases.

Open call for contributions

Open call for oral contributions addressing a wide variety of topics related to the study of local adaptation in natural forests and applied breeding and genomics. Both communications presenting theoretical development in population genetics and breeding, and experimental research are welcome. Abstracts should be submitted by 25 July 2019 to: Claudia Antoniotti (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Read here more about the call specifications



Please consult the agenda of both days here



Registration here

For further information about registration and practicalities contact: claudia.antoniotti @ efi.int

Location Aberdeen, UK

Funding Initiatives

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


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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.