Research that matters: applying tree genomics to sustainable development

Background

On 25 September 2015, the 193 countries of the United Nations General Assembly adopted the 2030 Development Agenda, which established 17 broad Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including poverty, hunger, health, education, climate change, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, urbanization, environment and social justice. Forests and agroforests play a vital role in the lives of people and are key to meeting several of these goals.

New genetic and genomics approaches, including new-generation breeding strategies, have great potential to harness natural genetic variation to promote forest health and productivity, in particular in the face of global disturbances, such as climate change, land fragmentation and emerging pests and diseases.

Call for abstracts:

In this seminar, we are looking for contributions addressing a wide variety of topics connecting forest genetic resources and sustainable development, from theoretical approaches, to applied breeding and genomics. Innovative applied approaches with potential impact on SDGs and original research questions will be favoured, but we also welcome timely reviews and meta-analyses from recognised leaders in the field.

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25/09/2018 - 25/09/2018

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