EVOLution of TREEs as drivers
of terrestrial biodiversity

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Intensive Study Sites - large scale ecosystem plots to be used for genotyping and phenotyping studies


EVOLTREE now comprises 32 partner institutions


Resource-management for whole organisms, DNA samples, BACs, genes, etc at the PICME Repository Centre


High throughput genotyping and sequencing systems


2016 IUFRO conference announcement

"Genomics and Forest Tree Genetics"
30 May - 3 June 2016 in Aquitaine, France
Pre-register for news and updates!


The final EUFORINNO conference

The Slovenian Forestry Institute, together with eight partners within the EUFORINNO project (EUropean FOrest Research and INNOvation), is pleased to announce the final conference entitled:
EUFORIA - European Forest Research and Innovation Area.
31 August to 4 September 2015. Rogla, Slovenia. Registration is open!

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Open position for professorship for Forest Genetics

Message from Prof. Dr. Andrea Polle, University of Goettingen: At the University of Goettingen we will hopefully soon advertise an open position for a full  Professorship for Forest Genetics (Germany) and our university has asked us to supply a list of potential candidates...


The EVOLTREE Network

EVOLTREE stands for EVOLution of TREEs as drivers of terrestrial biodiversity. It is a network of excellence that was launched in April 2006 and financially supported by the European Union within the 6th framework programme. Since the 1st January 2011, the network has been extended under the umbrella of the European Forest Institute’s (EFI) network.

The overall goal of the Network is to link four major disciplines (Ecology, Genetics, Genomics and Evolution) to address global issues that European forests are currently facing as environmental changes, erosion of biodiversity. The new consortium is now made up of 32 research groups in 23 European countries, as well as Israel.


Get ready to collect phenotypic data on individual trees in wild populations!

In the age of easy next-generation sequencing, a lack of good phenotypic data is a major bottleneck in tree genetic research. Although a lot of data is collected from experimental trials, much less is routinely collected from the very different conditions of forest populations in the field. Yet such data can provide important insights, such as into the balance between local adaptation and phenotypic plasticity among tree populations and the success or failure of reproductive events.

A new initiative from EVOLTREE will attempt to kick-start widespread collection of data on some simple phenotypic characters for European trees, selected for their relevance to key fitness traits.


EVOLTREE funding initiatives

As an EVOLTREE member, make the most of our funding intiatives!

  • Training courses: you can have up to 600 Euros of your travel expenses reimbursed if you participate in a training event.
    Find out more.
  • International scientifc events: under the Ten Grant Initiative, students can obtain a grant of 800 Euros for actively participating in a relevant international scientific event.
    Find out more.
  • Research work on an Intensive Study Site: make the most of this travel grant (2,500 Euros max) to carry out research work on one or more ISS of your choice.
    Find out more.




eLab Services

The eLab provides a search interface which can browse over all databases currently available within the EVOLTREE project.



Many events take place every year - make the most of a grant to cover your expenses for your participation in such events in 2015!



EVOLTREE organises different training courses on different topics. Financial support is available for participants from EVOLTREE partner organisations.