Latest news from the Trees4Future project - or of relevance to it.
The first Global Plan for Action for the Conservation, Sustainable Use and Development of Forest Genetic Resources was adopted last week by the FAO Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture.
This year EVOLTREE is involved in the organisation of 4 summer schools. Registration is now open for three of these courses and information is available on the EVOLTREE website.
In the context of Cost Action FP 1202 Strengthening conservation: a key issue for adaptation of marginal/ peripheral populations of forest trees to climate change in Europe (MaP-FGR), the first call for Short Term Scientific Missions (STSMs) is now open.
Advance publication of a paper in the open-access journal iForest. The paper provides a review of the existing regulatory framework and the principles governing the risk assessment of genetically modified plants in the European Union, with special focus on genetically modified trees.
A 24 months of postdoc or engineer levels position is available at INRA Val de Loire (Orléans, France), funded in the framework of the EU FP7 TREES4FUTURE project.
The Call Text for the 4th call under the trans-national WoodWisdom-Net Research Programme has now been published.
The latest edition of the Trees4Future e-newsletter is now available.
Trees4Future partners from across Europe met in Berlin from 19-23 November, for the first Trees4Future Annual Meeting.
Climate change is affecting all regions in Europe, causing a wide range of impacts on society and the environment. Further impacts are expected in the future, potentially causing high damage costs, according to the latest assessment published by the EEA.
Source: European Environment Agency
"The evidence really is strong and robust and you should just believe in the evidence." Source: EuropaBio
The first Trees4Future Annual meeting will be held in Berlin, Germany, from 19-23 November 2012.
The latest Trees4Future brochure focuses on the Call for Access, which opened in June 2012.
Genetically Modified Trees (GMTs) plantations could play an important role in mitigating climate change and environmental pollution, but public concerns about the need and safety of genetically modified organisms requires the development of a unified approach in terms of policy and regulation for the environmental impact assessment and the safe development and practical use of GMTs according to speakers at a session organised by COST Action FP0905 ‘Biosafety of forest transgenic trees’ which took place July 12th at the Euroscience Open Forum in Dublin.
Positions for Senior Forest Geneticist and Biodata-Management in Tulln, Austria.
The Call for Access to Trees4Future research infrastructures is now open!
EU launched the Copenhagen Declaration for a Bioeconomy in Action at a major event under the Danish Presidency in Copenhagen, 26-28 March 2012.Source: EU DG Research.
Climate change is now a reality in Europe. This new website collates the extensive sources of information and provides the knowledge base to inform people about adaptation. Source: EEA.
New EU-funded project aims to investigate the emerging field of linking genomics with plant ecophysiology and agronomy. Source: CORDIS FP7 News
Commission has launched two new European Innovation Partnerships (EIPs) - on Raw Materials and on Agricultural Sustainability and Productivity.
The European Commission adopted a strategy to shift the European economy towards greater and more sustainable use of renewable resources.
Major forest infrastructure will be opened up to researchers from the public and private sectors across Europe thanks to the newly started project 'Designing trees for the Future' (Trees4Future).
The Trees4future project will kick-off in Orléans on 18-19 January 2012