This page contains some useful links to other projects dealing with similar research questions to the EVOLTREE project.
B4EST is an EU-funded H2020 project which focuses on adaptive breeding for productive, sustainable and resilient forests under climate change.
Climate change can increase forest vulnerability to damage and disease, reduce forest health and productivity, and cause economic losses. B4EST’s goal is to increase forest survival, health, resilience and productivity under these circumstances, while maintaining genetic diversity and key ecological functions, and fostering a competitive EU bio-based economy.
B4EST aims to provide forest tree breeders, forest owners, managers and policy makers with better scientific knowledge to deal with these issues.
Full project title: Adaptive BREEDING for productive, sustainable and resilient FORESTs under climate change
Duration: 48 months
Further information can be found on the B4EST website
EUFGIS (Establishment of a European Information System on Forest Genetic Resources) started its activities to strengthen documentation work in the area of forest genetic resources.
EUFGIS is one of the actions supported by the European Commission under the Council Regulation (No 870/2004) on genetic resources in agriculture. It is coordinated by Bioversity International and has six other participating partners. The project will run until 30 September 2010.
EUFGIS aims at establishing a Web-based information system to serve as a documentation platform for national FGR inventories and to support practical implementation of gene conservation and sustainable forest management in Europe.
The project will create a network of national focal persons in European countries to provide updated data for the information system once it has been established. Before the information system can be developed, the major effort is to harmonize minimum requirements for dynamic gene conservation units of forest trees and develop common information standards for these units at pan-European level. The project will also provide training on FGR documentation to national focal persons.
Further information can be found on the EUFGIS website.
The European Forest Genetic Resources Programme (EUFORGEN) is a collaborative mechanism among European countries to promote conservation and sustainable use of forest genetic resources.
The Programme was established in October 1994 to implement Strasbourg Resolution S2 (Conservation of forest genetic resources) of the first Ministerial Conference on the Protection of Forests in Europe (MCPFE), held in France in 1990.
Phase III (2005-2009) of EUFORGEN started in January 2005 and it focuses on promoting appropriate use of forest genetic resources as an integral part of sustainable forest management. Thus, EUFORGEN also contributes to the implementation of Vienna Resolution 4 (Conserving and enhancing forest biological diversity in Europe), adopted by the fourth MCPFE Conference in Austria in 2003.
EUFORGEN is financed by its member countries and coordinated by Bioversity International in technical collaboration with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The EUFORGEN Steering Committee is composed of National Coordinators nominated by all member countries and it is overseeing of the Programme, following the mandate given by the MCPFE process.
Further information can be found on the EUFORGEN website.