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Map shows Transnational Access visits to date (updated March 2014).

Red markers: site visited | Yellow suitcase: applicant's home institute


Alt-For models (Alterra)

Project Title: Carbon neutral organisations - a way to bring sustainability in research and education
Applicant: Institute of Botany, Greifswald University, Germany
Visit date: 27 May - 7 June 2013

"Through this programme I could establish new networks and links with experts which will be an important milestone in future research work."
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Project Title: Carbon sequestration of plantation in Uruguay
Applicant: Department of Forest Economics, Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, University of Helsinki, Finland
Visit date: 4-8 November 2013

"All support and assistance exceeded expectations."
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Project Title: Enhancing carbon sequestration in managed forests, ENCAM
Applicant: Laboratory of Global Ecology, Dipartimento di Bioscienze e Territorio, Universitá degli Studi di Iserna, Italy
Visit date: 4-17 March 2014, 24 March-17 April 2014

"T4F framework is an interesting opportunity that allows young researchers and scientists to move around Europe by using several facilities offered by other universities and research bodies."
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ASP Traceability of Forest Reproductive Material 

Project title: Genetic characterisation of beech stands as a basis for certification of Forest Reproductive Material
Applicant:Faculty of Forestry, Department of Silviculture, University of Forestry - Sofia, Bulgaria
Visit date: 6-19 November 2012

"Particularly I was impressed by the high level of scientific research which included the most modern methods of genetic research and equipment."
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Project title: Development of DNA analyses for identification, fingerprinting and traceability of forest reproductive material (FGMRI)
Applicant: Forestry and Game Management Research Institute (Forest Tree Species Biology and Breeding), Czech Republic
Visit date: 4-8 March 2013

"The scientific and technical support was excellent. During the TA visit I received specific information and skills that will be applied within my own research."
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Project Title: Exchange of knowledge and practical experience about poplars and willows used for biomass plantations (BIOPOP)
Applicant: Department of Forest and Biomass Reproductive Material, National Food Chain Safety Office (NFCSO), Hungary
Visit date: May 2013

"The scientific support was excellent, as was the administrative support offered by the Trees4Future staff and hosting institute ASP."
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Project Title: Genetic control of origin of Scots pine reproductive material in Lithuania
Applicant: Department of Silviculture, Faculty of Forest and Ecology Aleksandras Stulginskis University, Lithuania
Visit date: 3-16 June 2013

"Our cooperation not only returned gain in our current project, but also gave ideas for new research cooperation."
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Project Title: Application of genetic markers for traceability of European beech provenances
Applicant:
Department of Genetics and Tree Breeding, University of Agriculture in Kracow, Poland
Visit date: 26 November - 6 December 2013

"The scientific support to set up my experiments and interpret the results was very good, and the staff of the host institution were very helpful."
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Project Title: Genetic methods for traceability of Picea abies FRM from Carpathians
Applicant:
Forest Research and Management Institute, Department of Forest Genetics, Campulung Moldovenesc Station, Suceava, Romania
Visit date: 17 - 28 March 2014

"Throughout the visit I felt like part of the team and I got all the support I needed. The opportunity to work with modern equipment and a great team helped me to acquire skills that will be useful in my future research."
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Project Title: Genetic variability of Quercus robur L. in the Bosnian provenance test
Applicant: Faculty of Forestry, University of Sarajevo
Visit date: 7-25 July 2014

"I had excellent technical support, and I could use all facilities I needed at ASP."
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BFW Department of Genetics molecular laboratory

Project title: Genetic diversity of native Pinus sylvestris L. of Gerês assessed by SSR markers (MICROSAT-PSYLV)
Applicant: Centro de Genómica e Biotecnologia, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes, Portugal
Visit date: 15 November-15 December 2012

"With a simplified bureaucratic system and the enthusiasm of all the people involved, I recommend all the interested groups or single researchers to apply."
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Project title: Determining genetic similarity between European beech and its cultivars by genetic markers (DEBS)
Applicant: Department of Forestry, Faculty of Forestry, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Duration: 15 April - 15 May 2013

"This is a great opportunity for forestry researchers to visit and use the facilities under expert guidance and build up a personal network of professional contacts."
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Project title: Molecular analysis of chloroplast DNA variation in Greek Prunus avium natural populations
Applicant: Laboratory of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Duration: 16 September - 13 October 2013

"I think that Trees4Future Transnational Access is a great opportunity for young researchers to visit other institutions and collaborate with other scientists. I am grateful that I had this opportunity and I wish I could repeat a short Transnational Access in the future."
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Project title: Genetic biodiversity and epigenetic stability of white poplar populations growing in Mediterranean islands, EpiBioPop
Applicant: Department of Chemistry and Biology, University of Salerno, Italy
Duration: April - May 2014

"It is a wonderful experience. Thanks to the Trees4Future programme I could visit a European laboratory making a life experience very important for my future."
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CNR-IVALSA Wood quality laboratory

Project title: Characterization of wood dried in innovative kiln (ChWDilK)
Applicant: Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Visit date: 28 April - 2 May 2014

"Trees4Future helped me with access to facilities which I normally would not have."
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Project title: Characterization of wood dried in overheated steam-air mixture (WOODOSAM)
Applicant: Gdansk University of Technology, Poland
Visit date: 28 April - 2 May 2014

"It was a very professional and very effective visit. Thanks to Trees4Future!"
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EFISCEN - European Forest Information SCENario model

Project title: Sustainable Forest Management at landscape level (Susforland)
Applicant: Laboratory of Global Ecology, Dipartimento di Bioscienze e Territorio, Università degli Studi di Isernia, Italy
Visit date: April-May 2013 (5 days)

"I think that Trees4Future is an important chance for all researchers around Europe, who do not have the same possibilities, instruments, tools and services in their own institutions, to complete properly their research actitivities."
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Project title: Norway spruce monoculture versus near-natural forest management: comparison of energy, carbon and economic balance
Applicant: Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic
Visit date: 15-24 May 2013

"It was a good experience for me to discuss our data with other scientists and a research group with extensive knowledge in a foreign institute."
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FCBA Physics Laboratory

Project title: Acoustic and thermal properties of innovative foam core particleboards
Applicant: PhD student, Hamburg University, Germany
Visit date: 17-23 March 2013

"It was a really valuable, fantastic and very informative program."
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FLOR - Forestry and Forest Products Research Unit

Project title: Prediction of Aleppo and maritime pine wood properties using near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy
Applicant: CETEMAS, Centro Tecnológico Forestal y de la Madera, Spain
Visit date: 2-23 February 2013

"The scientific group working at IICT- FLOR - Forestry and Forest Products Research Unit has years of experience in NIR technology. Scientific support was provided during the entire stay. We will interpret our results together in the weeks after our visit."
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Project title: Chemical analysis of secondary cell wall in poplar and eucalypts developed under environmental stresses
Applicant: Departamento de Biología Molecular y Bioquímica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Málaga, Spain
Visit date: 10-20 December 2013

"This is a great opportunity to transfer knowledge in the best way, directly from the source. Thank you so much."
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Project Title: Characterization of Eucalyptus clones for charcoal, EuCHar
Applicant: CIRAD, France
Visit date: 6-31 January 2014

"The technical support was very important with the help of researchers and technicians."
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Project Title: Characterization of tropical wood by NIR, ATR-FTIR and analytical pyrolysis
Applicant: BOKU, Austria
Visit date: 19 May - 16 June 2014

"Partners were very friendly, always at hand in case of need. A functional lab with great experts for assistance serves as a good environment for scientific research."
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Project Title: Biochemical characterization of the wood of transgenic poplar expressing transcription factors involved in the regulation of secondary cell wall formation
Applicant: LRSV (Université Toulouse/CNRS), France
Duration: 14 July- 1 August 2014

"During my scientific visit, I was able to analyze 130 samples of poplar, with different trasgenic constructions and control groups."
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(FR, UK) Spatial modelling of species suitability to sites and climate projections

Project title: Spatial modelling of species suitability to sites and climate projections
Applicant: Latvia State Forest Research Institute 'Silava'
Visit date: 3 February - 1 March 2014

"It was a great experience to work with very skilled professionals."
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IDPAN Ecophys CHA Lab

Project title: Carbon balance in clones of coppiced forest of Quercus pyrenaica
Applicant: Forest Genetics and Ecophysiology Research Group, ETS Forestry Engineering, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Visit date: 13 November - 12 December 2013

"I had an experience of a short stay in a foreign laboratory where I learned new techniques and had the opportunity to discuss with other researchers our common experiments and research lines."
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Project title: Stem respiration of dominant and suppressed trees in a mixed forest
Applicant: Forest Genetics and Ecophysiology Research Group, ETS Forestry Engineering, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Visit date: Remote access, November 2013

"I'd recommend anyone with a clear project in mind to get in touch with Trees4Future to help you develop it."
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INRA GENOBOIS Wood analysis technical platform

Project title: COREWOOD
Applicant: Madera +, Calidad Forestal S.L., Spain
Visit date: 4-17 March 2013

"It has allowed me to use a new technique to extract data from a sample density of wood, that I could not have otherwise used. I have had the opportunity to discuss the results with a research group with extensive knowledge. The visit was enormously productive!"
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INRA Genomics-Transcriptomics Facility (GTF)

Project title: Testing the native status of Scots Pine Population in Ireland (NATPINE)
Applicant: DBN Herbarium and Plant Molecular Laboratory, National Botanic Gardens of Ireland
Visit date: May 2013 (10 days)

"The lab set-up is very welcoming and there is plenty of space for storing samples and to make the experiments"
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Project title: COLONOAK New forests: using molecular approaches to assess colonization of abandoned agricultural surfaces by holm oak (Quercus ilex)
Applicant: CREAF (Centre for Ecological and Applied Forestry, Spain)
Visit date: 17 March - 25 April 2014

"I have been at all times supported by the site manager of the TA infrastructure and the rest of the people working at GTF...without their support this project could not be carried out."
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METLA Cryopreservation laboratory

Project title: Vitrification and clonal fidelity of Holm oak somatic embryos
Applicant: IMIDRA, Spain
Visit date: 19 February - 11 June 2013

(Applied for access to two facilities located in the same place.)

"Both facilities at the METLA Punkaharju Unit are well equipped, and the staff is highly qualified, efficient and very supportive. They taught me new skills that can be applied in my own research."
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METLA Vegetative propagation laboratory

Project title: Vitrification and clonal fidelity of Holm oak somatic embryos
Applicant: IMIDRA, Spain
Visit date: 19 February - 11 June 2013

(Applied for access to two facilities located in the same place.)

"Both facilities at the METLA Punkaharju Unit are well equipped, and the staff is highly qualified, efficient and very supportive. They taught me new skills that can be applied in my own research."
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Project title: Vegetative propagation of CLRV-infected birch species of Germany and Finland (VPCLRV)
Applicant: Humboldt-University of Berlin / Division Phytomedizin, Germany
Visit date: 3 - 21 March 2014

"This is an uncomplicated, easy access to a skilful laboratory to learn specific scientific techniques and methods."
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SilviScan - efficient instrument for detailed characterization of wood and fibre properties

Project title: Association of gene expression data with Scots pine wood properties
Applicant: Latvian State Forest research institute "Silava" (Forest Tree breeding/Genetic resource centre), Latvia
Visit date: 25 February - 1 March 2013

"The possibilities offered by Trees4Future project are excellent for any forest science-related researcher or student who has ideas and scientific aims but lacks technical and financial support to carry out research."
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Project title: Variation of xylem properties during gravitropic response of Norway spruce main stem with respect to spatial distribution of reaction wood
Applicant: Department of Forest Botany, Faculty of Forestry, Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Poland
Duration: 10-14 June 2013

"The visit at Innventia gave me a great opportunity to learn new techniques for the wood structure analysis and meet highly professional and enthusiastic scientists."
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Project title: EucWood
Applicant: Forest Studies Centre, School of Agriculture, Technical University of Lisbon
Duration: September 2013 (5 days)

"I recommend the application to T4F to all doctoral students or young researchers that aim to enrich their cv."
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Project title: Xylem plasticity of forest trees as affected by climate change
Applicant: Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 5-9 May 2014

"Extensive help was provided."
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ToSIA – Tool for Sustainability Impact Assessment

Project title: Studying impacts of intensive forest biomass extraction on soil and tree carbon pools, forest productivity and nitrogen balances
Applicant: Department of Forest Ecology and Management, SLU, Umea, Sweden
Visit date: 16-20 December 2013

"It has broadened my understanding and knowledge and will help in future research."
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Project title: Use of ToSIA in Catalan Forest Biomass production - UTCFB
Applicant: Department of Forest Harvesting and Biomass, Forest Sciences Center of Catalonia, Spain
Duration: 16-20 December 2013

"Scientific support, from my side, has been a personal and important support."
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Project title: ToSIA appplied to Eucalyptus plantations for bioenergy in Brazil
Applicant: IINAS, International Institute for Sustainability Analysis and Strategy, Madrid, Spain
Duration: 16-18 December 2013

"Scientific support was very good and still ongoing."
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Project title: LTER Montado - Long term socio-ecological research in a Mediterranean cultural landscape
Applicant: Environmental Biology Center, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 16-20 December 2013

"This visit gave me access and insight on a very complex tool that I could not have without such a training."
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Project title: Sustainability Impact Assessment of Alternatives Forest Wood Chain based on Energy Production in El Espinar, Spain
Applicant: Technical University of Madrid, Spain
Duration: 16-20 December 2013

"The knowledge of this tool will improve our capacity to analyse different posibilities that can be managed in Mediterranean forests, and how they can influence the regional economy."
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UGent Coupled Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Thermogravimetric Analyzer (DSC-TGA)

Project title: Thermal degradation of Quercus cerris cork macromolecules
Applicant: School of Agronomy, Forest Research Centre, Lisbon, Portugal
Visit date: 11-18 February 2013

"We already have some interesting results, and we learned from this experience."
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Project Title: Into the causes of sap flow underestimation: Alteration of wood anatomy by thermal dissipation sensors (AnaSap)
Applicant: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany
Duration: 30 June – 5 July 2014

"I had a very productive and exciting week and obtained really interesting results."
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UGent Nanowood Multi-resolution X-ray CT scanner

Project Title: Internal structure of cork using a non-destructive method (CTcork)
Applicant: Forest Research Center, Lisbon, Portugal
Visit date: 13-21 May 2013

"I recommend application to the Trees4Future TA programme for young forest researchers who aim for enrichment and improvement of their research."
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Project Title: Microstructure study of acetylated and furfurlated wood using X-ray tomography
Applicant: SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
Visit date: 27 March - 17 April 2014

"It helped me to add valuable data to my results and as well to establish new scientific networks for future collaboration."
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Project Title: Improving methods to assess drought stess in trees
Applicant: Universität Ulm, Institut für Systematische Botanik und Ökologie, Germany
Visit date: 12-18 July 2014

"I received outstanding assistance with experimental setup and interpretation of data."
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