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One day seminar on Tree Improvement and Forest Genetics

Event Date: 13 Jan 2015

“Forest Genetics and Tree Improvement”

Click here to download all presentations in one pdf file. This is a document of 156 pages (13.5Mb). Individual talks may be downloaded by going to the talk titles below. 

A one-day seminar for stakeholders in conjunction with the DAFM funded FORGEN Project and in association with the Society of Irish Foresters

Food Science Lecture Theatre, Agriculture Building, UCD Belfield

13 January 2015

Chairs: Nuala Ní Fhlatharta and John Fennessy

Breeding of biomass willows for climate adaptation: Integrating molecular genetics, eco-physiology and ecology; (pdf, 3.9Mb) Martin Weih, SLU, Sweden

An overview of the Sitka spruce improvement programme in Ireland (pdf, 400kb);  Kevin Black, FERS UCD

Bigger and better Sitka spruce: understanding variation in vigour (pdf, 500kb); Olga Grant, UCD

The potential productivity of more southern provenances of Sitka spruce for volume and biomass production (pdf, 3Mb); Niall Farrelly, Teagasc

Improvement of birch and alder in Ireland (pdf, 4Mb); Ellen O’Connor, Consultant

Identifying markers for embryogenic potential in Sitka spruce: Towards developing an improved somatic embryogenesis system (pdf, 500kb); Theresa Reape, UCD

What we can learn from genetic characterisation of forest trees (pdf, 1.4Mb); Colin Kelleher, National Botanic Gardens

This event is worth eight Society of Irish Foresters CPD points.