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First EVOLTREE Conference 2021: Genomics and Adaptation in Forest Ecosystems

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First EVOLTREE Conference 2021: Genomics and Adaptation in Forest Ecosystems


The first EVOLTREE Conference, taking place in hybrid format (on-site and online) at WSL Birmensdorf (Switzerland) from 14-17 September, 2021, focuses on the genomics of trees and interacting species from evolutionary, demographic, and ecological perspectives.


Registration for online attendance is still open!

Register here


EVOLTREE is a European network of institutions engaged in studying the evolution and functioning of forest ecosystems, in particular trees as the foundation species in forest stands. A prime topic in the face of ongoing climate change is to elucidate how trees, together with their associated organisms such as mycorrhizal fungi, respond to rapid environmental changes.

The conference includes contributions that apply innovative approaches and consider the relevance of their research in the context of biodiversity conservation through natural dynamics or silvicultural interference.


Conference format

The main program – keynotes, presentations, and poster sessions – will take place each afternoon (ca. 13:00 to 19:00 CEST). Additional activities such as training lectures, workshops, networking and an excursion are planned for the mornings.

Due to the improved situation concerning the pandemic in many countries, the conference will be held in hybrid format (on-site and online). This will be one of the first opportunities to physically meet and talk about science and increase your network!

At the registration site, you still have the possibility to register for the online conference. The conference fee is 350 CHF for on-site participation (200 CHF for students including PhD students, certificate needed) including lunches, coffee breaks, conference grill party, and excursion. The fee for online participation is 150 CHF (100 CHF for students). Students from EVOLTREE member organizations are eligible for financial support to attend the conference.



Sessions & Keynotes

Download the abstract book here:  Book of Abstracts

The conference will include the following topical sessions:

1) Climate change genomics (Chair: Dr. Pascal Milesi, Uppsala University, SciLife Laboratory, Sweden)
Animal and plant species undergo cycles of contractions and expansions as a result of global environmental changes. Genome diversity is therefore the result of the complex interplay between demographic history and adaptation. Population and quantitative genomic approaches aim at disentangling these two effects and allow to i) quantify genome-wide response to natural selection, ii) describe the genetic architecture of adaptations or, to some extent, iii) predict individual / population / species response to climate change. In this cession, we welcome studies investigating such question from -omics data (SNPs, structural variants, RNA, etc.) coupled or not with phenotypic or ecological data. Simulation or modelling-based studies are also welcome.

Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. John Kelly, University of Kansas, USA

2) Genomics of interactions (Chair: Dr. Martina Peter, WSL Birmensdorf, Switzerland)
In nature, organisms do not live and evolve in isolation, but interact with various living beings throughout their life histories. Long-lived trees provide a variety of resources and habitats for an enormous diversity of associated organisms including microbes, fungi, insects, and parasites whose interactions range from beneficial to detrimental. These complex interrelations vary in space and time and may range from gene-to-gene interactions that lead to co-adaptation to associations between partners that have little effect on each other. In this session we welcome studies that provide genomic insights into host-associate interactions in forest ecosystems, whether they are  experiments with single candidate gene studies, field studies investigating temporal and spatial patterns of associations with genome-wide scans, or comparative studies spanning millions of years of co-evolution.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Annegret Kohler, INRAE Nancy, France

3) Past demography and post-glacial recolonization (Chair: Prof. Dr. Tanja Pyhäjärvi, University of Helsinki, Finland)
The amount and distribution of molecular variation along the genome is a result of both historic demographic events and adaptive changes. Analysis of both is required for understanding the underlying processes. Many forest trees and associated species have experienced drastic changes in the past both in terms of geographical location and amount of breeding individuals. In this session, we will delve into inferring pre- and post-glacial demographic changes from genomic and genetic data. We welcome studies on demographic inference, phylogeography, population structure, and joint inference of adaptive and demographic factors. Also studies integrating demographic analysis with e.g. pollen or climate records are welcome.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Parul Johri, Indiana University, USA

4) Innovative methods and approaches (Chair: Dr. Katrin Heer, Philipps University Marburg, Germany)
Studying the genomic basis of adaptation and understanding the dynamics of adaptation in times of climate change is a challenging task. Even more so, if the study organisms are large and long-lived organisms such as trees for which approaches such as multigeneration experiments cannot be realized. In this session, we will discuss innovative and creative research methods designed to overcome these limitations. Such approaches include, for example, the joint analysis of genetic data and data stored in the temporal archive of trees – their tree rings, modelling approaches that integrate genomic information or an in-depth analysis of the genetic architecture of trees.

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Katie Lotterhos, Northeastern University, USA

5) Conservation strategies (Chair: Dr. Marjana Westergren, Slovenian Forestry Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia)
This session looks at the link between genetic, genomic and environmental data and forest genetic resource conservation. We seek examples of how genetic, genomic, and environmental data can help develop in situ and ex situ conservation strategies, how these strategies are or could be applied locally and regionally, and how breeding could be used to conserve genetic resources and support their adaptation to biotic and abiotic stressors. We welcome oral and poster presentations of concepts and case studies, especially applied ones from around the world.

Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Jelena Aleksić, Institute of Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering, Belgrad, Serbia

6) Towards climate-smart forests (Chair: Dr. Charalambos Neophytou, BOKU, Vienna, Austria)
Thus far, a body of genetic and genomic studies have dealt with predicting adaptive responses of forest tree species to climate change. In practice, however, seed transfer guidelines are rather focused on local seed sources which are still commonly used to regenerate forests. In this session, we focus on the contribution of genetic and genomic research towards adaptation of forest management to the needs of climate change. We are particularly interested in studies serving as a basis to inform seed transfer guidelines. Moreover, we welcome application-oriented contributions focusing on the genetic diversity and adaptive capacity of forest reproductive material, as well as on genetic and genomic aspects in silviculture under a changing climate.

Keynote speaker: Dr. Santiago González-Martínez, INRAE Pierroton, France



Tentative Program















(1:1 meetings)









Lecture: Environmental data in landscape genomics
(Ben Dauphin)




Lecture: Introduction to NEMO
(Frédéric Guillaume)










Lunch Break

1:1 meetings

1:1 meetings

1:1 meetings

1:1 meetings







Session 4:
Innovative methods and approaches

Keynote speaker and oral presentations

Poster Session A

Posters of Session 1/4/5

Poster Session B

Posters of Session 3/6

Session 5:
Conservation strategies

Keynote speaker and oral presentations


Session 1:
Climate change genomics

Keynote speaker and oral presentations

Session 3:
Demography and post-glacial recolonization

Keynote speaker and oral presentations

Session 2:
Genomics of interactions

Keynote speaker and oral presentations

Session 6:
Towards climate-smart forests

Keynote speaker and oral presentations


1:1 meetings

1:1 meetings

Conference Dinner

1:1 meetings



Keynote Speakers and Oral Presentations

Download the abstract book here:  Book of Abstracts


Tuesday, September 14, 2021; 13:00 – 15:50 CEDT

Session 4 — Innovative methods and approaches


Lotterhos, Katie (13:15)
Adaptation and climate change: what are we missing?


Oral presentations

Karunarathne, Piyal (14:00)
An improved and more sensitive detection of copy number variants (CNVs) from SNPs: An R package for detecting paralogs

Cervantes, Sandra (14:20)
Haploid selection in predominantly diploid Pinus sylvestris

Wade, Abdou Rahmane (14:50)
eQTLs are key players in the integration of genomic and transcriptomic data for phenotype prediction

Robledo-Arnuncio, Juan Jose (15:10)
Genomic scans of selection from prospective cohort mortality studies in trees

Zacharias, Melanie (15:30)
Genetic signatures of drought stress tolerance in contrasting treeline ecotones of a widespread conifer in Alaska

Tuesday, September 14, 2021; 16:20 – 18:55 CEDT

Session 1 — Climate change genomics


Kelly, John R. (16:20)
Measuring the genome-wide response to natural selection in natural plant populations


Oral presentations

Sekely, Jill Terese (17:05)
Disentangling local adaptation drivers in the Andean Nothofagus pumilio

Coq--Etchegaray, Dommitille (17:25)
Genome-wide association study of leaf specialized metabolites in sessile oak (Quercus petraea) provenances

Singh, Pooja (17:55)
Convergence in local adaptation to climate in conifers across North America and Europe

David-Schwartz, Rakefet (18:15)
Hybridization and adaptation to environmental drought in Pinus

Lind, Brandon (18:35)
How off are genetic offset predictions? Lessons from common gardens and three clades of conifers


Wednesday, September 15, 2021; 16:20 – 18:55 CEDT

Session 3 — Demography and post-glacial recolonization


Johri, Parul (16:20)
The role of non-adaptive evolutionary processes in shaping genomic variation


Oral presentations

Ojeda, Dario (17:05)
The impact of rainforest area reduction in the Guineo-Congolian region on the tempo of diversification and habitat shifts in the Berlinia clade (Leguminosae)

Giles Pérez, Gustavo Ibrahim (17:25)
Unravelling the mechanisms driving pre-zygotic isolation in a fir species-complex from central Mexico

Kastally, Chedly (17:55)
Genomic assessment of Scots pine expansion in Europe

Cannon, Charles (18:15)
Ancient trees are life history lottery winners and act as evolutionary buffers against environmental change and genetic coalescence

Gugerli, Felix (18:35)
Highlights from two decades of Swiss stone pine (Pinus cembra) research on the distribution of genetic diversity in response to multi-facetted evolutionary forces


Thursday, September 16, 2021; 16:20 – 18:55 CEDT

Session 2 — Genomics of interactions


Kohler, Annegret (16:20)
The evolution of mycorrhizal genomes and transcriptomes


Oral presentations

Dauphin, Benjamin (17:05)
Genomic determinants of ectomycorrhiza formation in a basidiomycete with poplar

Tiret, Mathieu (17:25)
Implementing group selection in forest tree breeding

Gaudet, Muriel (17:55)
Genomic insight into the variable resistance of Castanea sativa Mill. to Dryocosmus kuriphilus Yasumatsu

Prospero, Simone (18:15)
Temporal changes in pathogen diversity in a perennial plant–pathogen–hyperparasite system

Heinzelmann, Renate (18:35)
Genome-wide analyses of climate change and anthropogenic impacts on the Dothistroma needle blight pathogen of pines

Friday, September 17, 2021; 13:00 – 15:50 CEDT

Session 5 — Conservation Strategies


Aleksic, Jelena M. (13:15)
Tailoring conservation to suit Serbian spruce


Oral presentations

Fussi, Barbara (14:00)
Genetic markers support the selection of conservation units and seed stands for rare tree species – white elm, field maple, yew and service tree

Arenas Jiménez, Sebastian (14:20)
Contribution of regional and local soil variation to genetic differentiation in a Mexican fir

Jiménez Ramírez, Azucena (14:50)
Spatial versus temporal genetic variation in early fitness traits of Pinus sylvestris from contrasting edaphic environments

Semizer-Cuming, Devrim (15:10)
In the search for climate resilient oaks (Quercus spp.) to better conserve forests

Rudow, Andreas (15:30)
Swiss genetic conservation units project – a pragmatic approach towards a long-term perspective of the conservation of forest genetic resources

Friday, September 17, 2021; 16:20 – 18:55 CEDT

Session 6 — Towards climate-smart forests


González-Martínez, Santiago C. (16:20)
Using genomics to improve predictions of population responses of forest trees in the face of climate change

Oral presentations

Candido Ribeiro, Rafael (17:05)
Adaptive genetic variation associated with drought hardiness in coastal and interior Douglas-fir and its interplay with cold hardiness

Lachmuth, Susanne (17:25)
Using standardized genomic offsets to inform climate-smart seed transfer in North American red spruce conservation

Olsson, Sanna (17:55)
Diagnostic genetic markers to ascertain the origin of forest reproductive material: a case study with Pinus pinaster

Reutimann, Oliver (18:15)
Abiotic factors predict taxonomic composition and genetic admixture in closely located populations of hybridizing oak (Quercus spp.) species

Curtu, Alexandru-Lucian (18:35)
Conservation of genetic resources of oak species more adapted to a drier and hotter climate – Quercus pedunculiflora in Romania



Poster Sessions

Wednesday, September 15, 2021; 13:00 – 15:50 CEDT

Poster Session A: Poster of sessions 1/4/5

Meger, Joanna
Genomic signatures of natural selection at phenology-related genes in a widely distributed tree species Fagus sylvatica L.

Rellstab, Christian
Range-wide signatures of genetic adaptation to drought in two widespread European tree species

Roskilly, Beth
Rangewide patterns of climate adaptation in western larch

Wehenkel, Christian
Genome-wide scans for detecting adaptation to local environment in Populus tremuloides, a keystone North American tree species

Maghuly, Fatemeh
Proteomic profiles of middle and late stage of Jatropha curcas seed reveal key pathways operating maturation process

Ulaszewski, Bartosz
Complete chloroplast genomes of Fagus sylvatica L. reveal sequence conservation in the inverted repeat and the presence of allelic variation in NUPTs

Kesälahti, Robert Sebastian
Optimising exome capture of Pinus sylvestris using species-specific repetitive DNA blocker

Booker, Tom R.
Methods for identifying the genetic basis of local adaptation and assessing convergent evolution

Geue, Julia C.
Landscape genomics of Norway Spruce (Picea abies [L.] Karst): a range-wide investigation of local adaptation

Belton, Samuel Patrick
Genenet: mapping the genetics Of Ireland’s native forests in a European context

Ribeiro-Barros, Ana I.
Biodiversity dynamics in the Miombo-Mopane woodlands: the case of the Niassa Special Reserve and Limpopo National Park, Mozambique

Rathore, Dheeraj Singh
Studying the genetic diversity and resilience of four commercially important broadleaved tree species in Ireland


Thursday, September 16, 2021; 13:00 – 15:50 CEDT

Poster Session B: Posters of sessions 3/6

Danusevicius, Darius
Prospects of ancient DNA genotyping: an example with 11000 years old pines from the bottom of the Baltic sea

Lazic, Desanka
Detecting genomic signatures of ecological speciation and parallel evolution in aaks

Degen, Bernd
Targeted sequencing reveals large scale genetic structure of pedunculate oak at both nuclear and plastid genome in Europe

Bruxaux, Jade
Large distribution but low differentiation: how can we explain the Scots pines paradox?

Niskanen, Alina K
Fine scale genetic structure in the Scots pine

Leunda, Maria
Ancient DNA can provide insights into past and future genetic diversity of forests

Cosgun, Sevil
Exploring cryptic Mediterranean Abies alba stands to check a genetic climate impact hypothesis and vegetation model projections

Jiménez Ramírez, Azucena
Measuring recent effective gene flow among large populations in Pinus sylvestris: local pollen shedding does not preclude substantial long-distance pollen immigration

Liepe, Katharina Julie
European hornbeam – not only a servant, but rather future candidate to add value

Jansen, Simon
Is the grass always greener on the other side? Identifying seed sources for oak forests in a changing climate

Kastally, Chedly
Studying the impacts of tree improvement on adaptation at the phenotypic and genomic level on Scots pine

Kurz, Mirjam
Tracing the origin of Oriental beech plantations across Western Europe and reporting hybridization with European beech



Important information

Note that the on-site participation is subject to government travel restrictions that may change at short notice. To enter Switzerland, for certain countries and regions, special rules apply at the moment. More details can be found on this continuously updated webpage of the Swiss government.

If you registered for the on-site conference and are not allowed to travel due to issues directly related to the pandemic, we will refund your (on-site, but not online) registration fee. All other reasons do not qualify for a refund.


Virtual platform

The conference will be held in the virtual surrounding of Hopin (www.hopin.com). Please register on this platform beforehand, using your correct first and last name. To participate in the conference, you may use the links that you received by e-mail. Note that for technical reasons, we have to provide separate links for the first two (Tue, Wed) and the last two days (Thu, Fri) of the conference. On each conference day, the Hopin platform opens at 12.00 (CEDT) and closes at 20:00 (CEDT).

The Hopin platform provides a Reception and dedicated rooms: The main session on the Stage will host the oral presentations, including short teaser presentations of the posters. Separate Sessions will be set up for each poster. Further Sessions allow you to join up during breaks or for specific meetings and open discussions. In addition, you may participate in Networking (random, short 1:1 meetings) or schedule a personal meeting with one of your contacts.


Live stream and recording

Oral presentations will be streamed live and recorded. These recordings will later be available on the EvolTree YouTube channel. For questions after oral presentations, please use the Q&A option in Hopin. Note that here is a slight time lag of the live streaming, so be prepared for short waiting time.


Poster sessions

Poster sessions will first be held on the main Stage for short presentations, before individual discussions on the posters are possible in the poster-specific Session rooms to discuss with the poster authors that can share their screens to present their posters (max. 9 persons).


Teaching lectures

We are proud to offer two teaching lectures, open to all participants and held online on Zoom. Please register via the links you received by e-mail. Registered participants will receive a Zoom link latest 24 h before the lecture.

Thursday, Sept. 16 (9.30-11.30 CEDT):
Benjamin Dauphin (WSL Birmensdorf): Environmental data in landscape genomics
In this lecture, Benjamin Daupin will present the main types of environmental data used in the field of landscape genomics, with key concepts for the analysis of spatial descriptors. Several sources of environmental data will be outlined as well as the relevant variables used in genotype-environment association analysis. A brief description of interdependence and variable selection will be given with a tutorial using R.

Friday, Sept. 17 (9.30-11.30 CEDT):
Frédéric Guillaume (University of Helsinki): Introduction to NEMO
In this lecture, Frédéric Guillaume will introduce the forward-time, individual-based population genetic simulation platform Nemo. He will show how eco-evolutionary scenarios can be modeled and used to generate genetic data for neutral and selected markers in a simulated genome.


On-site participation

The registration fee includes all coffee breaks and lunches during the four conference days, the social dinner on Thursday evening (Barbecue outdoors, if weather permits — bring warm clothing!), and the excursion (see below) on Wednesday morning (except for the ticket for public transport).

If possible, please bring your earphones (at best noise-cancelling) with you for discussions during poster sessions and personal meetings.



WSL Birmensdorf is located just outside of Zürich in the countryside and can be reached by bus or train within 30 mins from Zürich downtown. Click here for a description on how to get there.

The offical WSL hotel suggestions can be found here.

Other inexpensive options:

Alexander Guesthouse (Zürich Downtown)


Instructions for Talks and Posters

We will use the Hopin platform (https://hopin.com/) for the talks (via live stream or Zoom link), poster sessions, and networking. Please register at Hopin ahead of the conference using the link we are going to provide you later. Be sure to register under your correct name (no alias) so that we can cross-check admittance with our list of registered persons.

All presentations (keynotes, regular oral presentations, and poster advertisement) will be held via Zoom, which is broadcasted within the Hopin platform by our technical stage director. Therefore, all presenters should make sure to update their Zoom software before the conference.

Technical checks are offered for presenters prior to their lecture (see separate mail of Aug. 25). Please fill in the doodle if you want to book a time slot:


Instructions for Talks

  • You can find the detailed program on this website (tab "Presentations").
  • We are planning to record all talks and put them on the Evoltree YouTube channel after the conference. Please fill out this form to inform us whether you agree with this procedure or if you prefer your presentation not to be made public. You may even indicate if certain slides should be blacked-out in case you do not want to have unpublished data disclosed.
  • Maximum duration of the talk is 15 min (+ 5 min discussion) for regular talks and 35 min (+ 10 min discussion) for keynotes.
  • On-site talks: Please bring your PowerPoint or PDF file (proportion 16:9) on a USB stick or send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. beforehand (please minimize file size, e.g. by compressing images). In the mornings, you will have the possibility to copy it to the local computer and do a quick presentation check.
  • On-line talks: Please prepare your talk in PowerPoint or PDF format (proportion 16:9). Speakers will receive a Zoom link where they will be able share their screen and present their talk. The Zoom session will be livestreamed to the Hopin session.
    We will offer several slots (including one for North-American speakers on Monday 13.9., 14-16 CEDT), during which you can already connect to Hopin/Zoom and check your presentation and settings.
    We advise to also send us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) a copy of your talk until Monday 13.9. as a backup in case you will encounter problems sharing your screen.


Instructions for Posters

  • You can find the detailed program on our website (tab "Presentations", at the bottom). Please check whether your poster is scheduled on Wednesday or Thursday afternoon.
  • All poster presenters have the possibility to shortly (max. 2 min) advertise their posters during the "Poster slam" at the beginning of both poster sessions. Please prepare ONE teaser slide and send it to us (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) in PowerPoint or PDF format (proportion 16:9) until Monday, 13.9.
  • Important: due to the hybrid format of the conference, ALL posters will be presented in landscape format (in proportion 16:9)!
  • All poster presenters should prepare a PDF (landscape format, proportion 16:9) file. Each poster presenter will get an own Hopin session where they can share their screen and discuss their poster with the audience.
  • On-site posters: Additionally to presenting your poster online as described above, you can bring a printout (A0, landscape format) to the conference venue to present it on a pin wall for the on-site audience.



On Wednesday morning, we will visit the Zürich Forest Lab. Costs of the excursion are included in the on-site fee, but participants will have to buy their own ticket for public transport.


Waldlabor Zürich – the Zürich Forest Lab

A unique forest area in Switzerland to illustrate forest management to a large audience

The Zürich Forest Lab (Waldlabor Zürich) is a unique forest area in the Swiss Plateau. The forest lab is located on the outskirts of the city of Zürich, the largest Swiss city with a population of 400 000. The outdoor laboratory is made up of 1.5 km2 of mixed broadleaved forest near ETH (Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule; Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) Hönggerberg. It incorporates historical, current, and future forms of forest management. The diversity of these forest management systems and their ecological prerequisites provide a good basis for a better understanding of changes to forest ecosystem services and forest management over time. The forest lab is a place of learning, experience, and research: it is an outdoor nature classroom for students, a place of recreation and exploration for visitors, and an open space for experiments for researchers. There are many synergies between these three levels of use. The set-up phase began in 2018 and will last till 2025.


Covid-19 regulations

In general, WSL adheres to the official regulations of the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG): https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/so-schuetzen-wir-uns.html.

Commonly accepted hygiene measures are important, but wearing masks is not compulsory at WSL, as long as 1.5m distance can be respected. However, masks are obligatory in all public transport and buildings, even if vaccinated, recovered from Covid-19, or negatively tested (but no Digital Green Certificate required yet).

These regulations are subject to change, so please check latest developments.


Publisher's booth

There will be a booth on the Hopin platform where Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing offers their dedicated collection, as indicated below:

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing – an exhibitor at this year’s conference – are delighted to provide all registered delegates with the opportunity to purchase any of their following titles at a discounted rate of 20%:

To redeem this discount, simply enter code EVOL20 at checkout via Burleigh Dodds’ Online Bookshop. Code expires 31st October 2021.

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you’re interested in purchasing a title that isn’t included in the discount.


Organizing committee (contact us if you have questions, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):

Felix Gugerli, WSL

Christian Rellstab, WSL

Susanne Senn-Raschle, WSL


Scientific committee:

Dr. Felix Gugerli, WSL Birmensdorf, Switzerland

Dr. Katrin Heer, Philipps University Marburg, Germany

Dr. Pascal Milesi, Uppsala University, SciLife Laboratory, Sweden

Dr. Charalambos Neophytou, BOKU, Vienna, Austria

Dr. Martina Peter, WSL Birmensdorf, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Tanja Pyhäjärvi, University of Helsinki, Finland

Dr. Christian Rellstab, WSL Birmensdorf, Switzerland

Dr. Marjana Westergren, Slovenian Forestry Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia


Evoltree Working Group "Biannual Evoltree Conference"

Dr. Lucian Curtu, University of Brasov, Romania

Dr. Felix Gugerli, WSL Birmensdorf, Switzerland (head)

Dr. Katrin Heer, Philipps University Marburg, Germany

Dr. Miran Lanšćak, Croatian Forest Research Institute, Jastrebarsko, Croatia

Dr. Sanna Olsson, INIA Madrid, Spain

Dr. Annika Perry, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Edinburgh, UK

Prof. Dr. Tanja Pyhäjärvi, University of Helsinki, Finland

Dr. Christian Rellstab, WSL Birmensdorf, Switzerland

Dr. Nataša Šibanc, Slovenian Forestry Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dr. Giovanni Giuseppe Vendramin, CNR-IBBR, Florence, Italy




 Book of abstracts

Funding Initiatives

Funding is available for EVOLTREE members: training expense reimbursement, conference grants and project grants


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