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COST Action FP1202. Strengthening conservation: a key issue for adaptation of marginal/peripheral populations of forest trees to climate change in Europe (MaP-FGR)

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TitleCOST Action FP1202. Strengthening conservation: a key issue for adaptation of marginal/peripheral populations of forest trees to climate change in Europe (MaP-FGR)
CreatorCouncil for Research and Experimentation on Agriculture, Forestry Research Centre
DescriptionMarginal/peripheral forest populations (MaP) are at the edges of species ranges and contain an original genetic diversity due to unsuitable conditions for survival. The effects of climate change are likely to be stronger and more rapid in MaP populations than elsewhere. Studying adaptive processes in MaP populations is crucial and of mutual interest for European and non-European countries for understanding the evolution of species and developing gene pool (FGR) conservation, management strategies and networks to cope with global change. The main objective of the Action is to generate relevant knowledge on the role and use of MaP populations to adapt forests to global change using a multidisciplinary approach. Specific objectives are to: collect, collate, analyze and synthesize information from past and ongoing projects related to genetic diversity and impacts of climate change; record and list existing conservation efforts and status, in order to identify gaps and set conservation priorities; analyze and raise awareness on the role of FGR in the adaptation of MaP populations; perform meta-analysis of collected data to identify common trends on the dynamics of genetic diversity in relation to the response to the effects of global change; provide recommendations and guidelines for forest managers and national policy makers to conserve and sustainably use MaP FGR for forest adaptation and mitigation to climate change; highlight the potential of MaP populations for the adaptation to climate change in other networks dealing with FGR conservation; identify new research priorities on FGR for future projects; organize conferences, workshops and training schools for the scientific community, end users and stakeholders on the role of FGR from southern edge populations for adapting forests to global change.
URLhttp://map-fgr.entecra.it/
LanguageEnglish
CountryEUROPE, EUROPEAN UNION
Keywordsforest genetic resources; climate change; research; networks
TypeNetworks, EC-EU resources, Research institutions and departments
AccessPublic
 
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 Published: November 18 2015