EVOLution of TREEs as drivers
of terrestrial biodiversity

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The European Research Group (ERG), a cooperation instrument devoid of any legal personality, referred to as EVOLTREE Network is formed starting January 1st, 2011. The ERG document contains the special agreement on the ERG, a cooperation instrument devoid of any legal personality. The document can be downloaded  (registered members only).

The EVOLTREE Network governance is assumed by a Coordinator, with the assistance of an Administrator, the Governing Board, the Executive Committee, and the Bioinformatics Group.

Coordinator and Administrator

The Governing Board appointed INRA as the EVOLTREE Coordinating Institute during its meeting in Uppsala on September 30th, 2011. For the duration of the Agreement, initially four years, the EVOLTREE Administrating Institute is EFI. EFI appointed an EVOLTREE Administrator, who assists the Coordinator.

The Governing Board

The Governing Board is the decision making body of the Network. It coordinates the EVOLTREE activities and scientific programme, and it is composed of one representative from each participating institute.


The Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is set up by the Governing Board to ensure that the work programme adopted for the EVOLTREE Network is followed up and that the actions required are well implemented. It is comprised of 9 members to represent the main research, dissemination, networking and management activities of the EVOLTREE Network.


The Bioinformatics Group

The Bioinformatics Group was set up by the Governing Board in 2013 to manage the e-Lab infrasture. The objectives of the group are to populate and update existing databases, upgrade the e-Lab, and connect the e-Lab to any external electronic networks.


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.