Beetle attack on ash trunk in Kalmar, 2009. Photo: Mats Hannerz

Meetings

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Meeting in Iceland August 24-28, 2015

Integrated AdapCAR and EVOLTREE Conference and summer school on ‘Global change and the evolutionary potential of forest trees’ 

Programme: There will be a 5-day program. The first 2 days will cover the topics on adaptation potential of trees species, epigenetics and assisted migration.  For each topic there will be a key note presentation followed by voluntary presentation. The third day will be a full day field trip. The last 2 days will be devoted to a training workshop on how to assess and analyze adaptive traits based on common garden experiments and in situ assessments. The Conference will start 9 am Monday the 24th of August and end 17 pm the 25th of August. The summer school will start 10 am 27th of August and is expected to end 4 pm the 28th of August.

Program, abstracts of presentation, field trip information and program of Summer School can be downloaded here

Keynote speakers

  • Antoine Kremer, BIOGECO, INRA, France
  • Andrea Harper, University of York, United Kingdom
  • Igor A. Yakovlev, Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute, Norway
  • Sally N. Aitken, University of British Columbia, Canada

For any questions, please contact Jon Kehlet Hansen (jkh@ign.ku.dk).

Accommodation  at Selfoss hotel 55 km from Reykjavik:

 

There will be a bus from airport to Selfoss leaving 19.00 the 23th of August. In case you arrive later you will be notified and an alternative transport will be offered.

A one-day workshop in Uppsala, on 19th May 2014 on the topic

Somatic embryogenesis for future forestry

- capturing the genetic gains from the breeding program and securing elite plant deployment for production and climate adaptability; status, implementation and expected results.

Seed and plants producers’ expectations & concerns

      • Somatic embryogenesis for future forestry – Seed and plants producers’ expectations & concerns, Matti Kallio. 
      • Has the SE- technology any future in the family forestry? Göran Örlander

   Genetic potential of Norway spruce forests

      • Past, present and future factors influencing genetic variation in Swedish forests, Pär Ingvarsson
      • Integration of SE in spruce breeding, Johan Westin
      • SE propagation and genetic diversity- example from a practical case, Karl-Anders Högberg
      • Somatic embryogenesis; temperature during proliferation and maturation regulates bud burst and bud set in regenerated young trees, Harald Kvaalen

Regulations for deployment of clonal forest materials

      • SE-spruce in Sweden – regulations, risks and recommendations, Sanna Black
      • Regulations for production of SE forest reproductive material in Finland, Kari Leinonen

Status SE research and applications in the Nordic countries and globally

      • SE in the world and  Sweden / SweTree, Mats Johnson
      • State of SE program in Finland, Susanne Heiska
      • SweTree Pilot Plant Presentation, Ulrika Egertsdotter

Download of meeting report by David Clapham, Ulrika Egertsdotter and Tuija Aronen.

Download of presentations:

Kallio; Örlander, IngvarssonWestin, HögbergLeinonen, Johnson

The workshop was organized jointly by Tuija Aronen, METLA, and Ulrika Egertsdotter, SweTree technologies and SLU, as part of the AdapCAR activities. If you have any questions, please contact Tuija Aronen (tuija.aronen@metla.fi) or Ulrika Egertsdotter (ulrika.egertsdotter@me.gatech.edu) by email.

Combined Workshop/PhD course in genomics based breeding in forest trees.

Copenhagen 16-09-2013 – 19-09-2013

Day one was a workshop on genomics based breeding in trees, other plants and animals.

Day 2-4 (September 17-19 – only participants in the PhD course) were hands-on computer exercises mixed with presentations and introductions. Lecturers were Ross Whetten and Fikret Isik, both from North Carolina State University.

Presentations at the workshop 16. September

  • Genotyping-by-sequencing and analysis of the resulting sequence data. Ross Whetten, NC State University. Link to presentation.
  • Realized genomic relationship matrices and genomic BLUP. Fikret Isik, NC State University. Link to presentation.
  • Linkage/Linkage disequilibrium (Association) Mapping of QTL, Genomic Selection and Breeding in Tree. Harry X. Wu, SLU, Umeå Plant Science Centre, Sweden.
  • GenSAP: Strategic Research Center Genomic Selection in Animals and Plants. Mogens Sandø Lund, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics – Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics, Aarhus University.
  • Genomics in animal breeding. Theo Meuwissen, Dept. of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Ås, Norway.
  • Dissecting the genetic complexity of long-term, single trait selection in chicken. Örjan Carlborg, Department of Clinical Sciences, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
  • Genome Wide Selection in Grasses – Perspectives and Challenges. Christian Sig Jensen, DLF Trifolium, Denmark.
  • GWAS in barley or wheat. Søren K. Rasmussen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen.
  • QTL hunt in hexaploid wheat. Sven Bode Andersen, Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

 

 

AdapCAR and IUFRO (WP 2.02.00) meeting 3-5 October 2012 in Riga, Latvia: Genetic aspects of adaptation and Mitigation: forest health, wood quality and biomass production.

Program

Minutes from meeting

First AdapCAR meeting March 15-16th 2011 at University of Copenhagen.

Download minutes from the meeting here.

Download presentations from the meeting here.

 

 

08:30 08:45 Opening of the conference
Representatives of AdaptCAR network and LSFRI Silava
Mechanisms of resistance to pests and diseases
08:45 09:30 Jan Stenlid. Department of Forest Mycology and Plant Pathology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences – Keynote speaker.
09:30 10:15 The genetic basis for diterpene defence in Sitka spruce
Björn Hamberger, Department of Plant Biology and Biotechnology
Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Copenhagen – Keynote speaker
10:15 10:30 Break
Genetic variation in resistance against pests and diseases
10:30 11:00 Norway spruce provenance variation in tolerance to needle pest Nematodus abietinus
Darius Danusevicius, Faculty of Forest and Ecology, Aleksandras Stulginskis University and Virgilijus Baliuckas, Forest Institute, Lithuanian Centre for Agriculture and Forestry
11:00 11:30 Adaptive potential of ash (Fraxinus excelsior) populations against the novel emerging pathogen Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus
Erik D. Kjær, Forest & Landscape Denmark, University of Copenhagen
11:30 12:00 What is going on regarding genetic studies of pest resistance on broad-leaved species in Sweden?
Lars Göran Stener, SKOGFORSK
12:00 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 13:30 Breeding for resistance against root rot in Norway spruce
Bo Karlsson, SKOGFORSK
13:30 14:00 Genotype by environment interaction for survival, growth and Cronartium resistance in northern Scots pine
Torgny Persson, Skogforsk
14:00 14:30 Aphid resistance in Nordmann fir
Ulrik Bräuner-Nielsen, Forest & Landscape Denmark, University of Copenhagen
14:30 14:45 Break
14:45 15:15 Role of resistance to green spruce aphid in Sitka spruce for growth and survival
Jon Kehlet Hansen and Hans Peter Ravn, Forest & Landscape Denmark, University of Copenhagen
15:15 15:45 Genetic difference in Scots pine resistance against root rot
Aris Jansons LSFRI Silava, Virgilijus Baliuckas, Forest Institute, Lithuanian Centre for Agriculture and Forestry
Plenum discussion: Strategies to prepare for new pests and diseases
Forest Genomics for Mitigating Climate Change and Breeding Resilient Trees
08:45 09:30 Kostya V. Krutovsky, Department of Ecosystem Science and Management, Texas A&M University. Keynote speaker
Genetic material for a future climate
09:30 10:00 Norway spruce provenance variation in precautious flowering
Darius Danusevicius, Faculty of Forest and Ecology, Aleksandras Stulginskis University and Virgilijus Baliuckas, Forest Institute, Lithuanian Centre for Agriculture and Forestry
10:00 10:30 Epigenetics in Norway spruce
Arne Steffenrem, Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute
10:30 10:45 Break
10:45 11:15 Adaptive potential of six native woody species in relation to climate change
Erik D. Kjær, Forest & Landscape Denmark, University of Copenhagen
11:15 11:45 Selection of hybrid aspen for future climatic conditions
Martins Zeps, Aris Jansons, LSFRI Silava
11:45 12:00 Discussion
12:00 13:00 Lunch break
13:00 18:00 Excursion
Genetic material for a future climate (continued)
08:45 09:30 Genetic difference in adaptive traits of forest trees
Pertti Pulkkinen, METLA, Key note speaker
09:30 10:00 Genetic diversity in planting stocks from seed orchards – how much is needed and how can it be estimated
Ole Kim Hansen, Forest & Landscape Denmark, University of Copenhagen
10:00 10:30 Genetic diversity of bread planting material in comparison to natural regeneration: case studies from Latvia
Aris Jansons, Angelika Voronova-Petrova, Martins Zeps, Krista Kanberga-Silina, LSFRI Silava
10:30 10:45 Break
10:45 11:15 Improved genetic material for a future climate – new species – new genotypes (case study of P. contorta in Latvia)
Linards Sisenis, Liga Purina, Oskars Krisans, Aris Jansons, LSFRI Silava & LUA
11:15 12:15
12:15 13:15 Lunch break
Breeding for quality and biomass production
13:15 14:00 Next generation breeding values – inclusion of competition and spatial structures in the estimation in breeding values
Greg Dutkowski. Keynote speaker
14:00 14:30 Molecular genetic tools for research and breeding of forest tree species: Latvias perspective
Dainis Rungis, LSFRI Silava
14:30 14:45 Break
14:45 15:15 How should we weight quality and quantity in forest tree breeding programs?
Harry Wu
15:15 15:45 Associations between growth and resistance related heartwood traits in Scots pine
Anni Harju, Martti Venäläinen and Matti Haapanen
15:45 16:15 Discussion on strategies for development of future trees in the Nordic/Baltic countries
16:15 Closing of the conference
Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciencs