FutureGenes: Resilient future forests via genomics on adaptation to climate in natural forests and breeding populations


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FutureGenes consortium (Luke, UOulu, SLU, Skogforsk) will combine genomic and quantitative approaches and compare genetics of two major species in Nordic forests, Scots pine and Norway spruce to 1) reveal local genomic adaptations in natural populations: 2) compare the effects of breeding on adaptive variation at the phenotypic and genic level: 3) add genomic understanding into the analyses of optimal deployment: and 4) study the effects of breeding and deployment on genetic diversity.


Results of the project will be utilized by breeding programmes and national recommendations and project has dissemination and communication plan for interaction with researchers, stakeholders, and general audience.