Call for applications for COST Action FP1202 MaP-FGR training school

Jul 9, 2015

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.

The training school is mainly intended for master students, PhD students and Early Stage Researchers, and will be held from 31 August 2015 - 4 September 2015.

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 main topics include:

  • 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.

Deadline for applications: July 22, 2015

The training School will be hosted by the Alpine Study Centre (University of Tuscia, Italy) in Trento, Italy.

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