Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Research School for Socio-Economic and
Natural Sciences of the Environment
Agenda

Forest genetic resources of marginal populations of forest trees at high elevation edge

Date: 31 August 2015 - 04 September 2015
Location: Alpine Study Centre, Pieve Tesino (Italy)

This first 2015 Training School of Cost Action FP1202 MaP-FGR is especially focused on forest genetic resources of marginal and peripheral populations of forest trees at high elevation edge and on how they are evolving and adapting to the effects of current isotherm shift.

Lectures will focus on case studies on forest species at high elevation edge, presenting methodology and results obtained by researchers working in research institutions participating in the Cost Action FP1202 MaP-FGR and invited experts.

The training school aims to provide intensive training on the adaptation and evolution of MaP populations of forest trees at high elevation edge of species distribution, at widening the knowledge of the Action activities and sharing expertise between trainers and trainees.

Main topics of the 2015 Training School will be:

  • Marginality concepts from climatic, genetic and adaptation point of view
  • Dynamics of Alpine forest communities in the context of climate change
  • Silviculture and anthropogenic impacts on the Alpine stands
  • Adaptation mechanisms:
  • Genomics of adaptive traits;
  • Stable isotopes: theoretical bases and applications (plant adaptation in contrasting environments)
  • Forest reproductive materials in the context of shifting climatic zones and use of field tests;
  • Presentation of the trainees own researches on MaP populations and forest genetic resources.

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