3rd call for Short Term Scientific Missions, COST Action FP1202
Cost Action MaP-FGR aims to bring together experts in forest genetic resources (FGR) to collect knowledge on FGR in Marginal and Peripheral (MaP) populations throughout Europe. The effects of climate change are likely to be stronger and more rapid in MaP populations than elsewhere.
MaP forest populations are at the edges of species ranges where conditions are less suitable for survival. Studying adaptive processes in these populations is crucial in understanding the evolution of species, to develop gene pool conservation, management strategies and networks to cope with global climate change. These populations are not only threatened by climate change but also by other disturbances arising from human activities and they may prove invaluable for adapting the European forestry sector.
For more information on COST Action FP1202 MaP-FGR see http://mapfgr.entecra.it/
COST MaP-FGR Short-Term Scientific Missions
These are exchange visits aimed at supporting individual mobility, strengthening existing networks and fostering collaboration between researchers. A STSM should specifically contribute to the scientific objectives of the COST Action.
The deadline for submission has been extended to 29 February 2016. STSMs must be concluded by 31 March 2016