TREE AND FORESTRY BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
This WG plans to hold a workshop in 2021. The third meeting of the Working Group took place at the Brussels on the 6.11.2017. In the presence of representatives from the European Commission, the group discussed forestry research in their regions and identified themes to address at a European level and the best mechanisms to implement them. The group has 15 members and is welcoming further members in forestry research across Europe.
EPSO news developed by this WG:
EPSO online meeting of the ‘Tree and Forest Biology and Biotechnology’ Working Group on 27.9.2021 – register by 10.9.2021
Building on the discussions from the June meeting, the September meeting of this WG will prepare a statement on research needs, discuss potential proposals to Horizon Europe 2022 calls and prepare a statement on the new EU Forest Strategy. The meeting intends to...
Deforestation of tropical rainforests causes irrecoverable damage to biodiversity in terms of ecosystem and species loss and has long-term negative impact on global and regional climate through increased carbon release into the atmosphere. It is therefore crucial to...
Meeting 1 - report
Relevant news from other sources:
Cofund ForestValue – Innovating forest-based bioeconomy: Transnational call for joint European research projects.
Cofund ForestValue – Innovating forest-based bioeconomy: Transnational call for joint European research projects. The indicative total budget is €25 million, deadline for pre-proposals 23 January 2018
New communication adopted on international cooperation for Horizon 2020.
Action needed to safeguard genetic diversity of the world's forests.
Ricardo Alia – INIA-CIFOR, ES
Isabel Allona – CBGP (UPM-INIA/CSIC), ES
Raffaella Maria Balestrini, CNR, IT
Pedro Barros – ITQB, PT
Wout Boerjan – VIB, BE
Jorge Canhoto – Univ Coimbra, PT
Célia Miguel, ITQB, PT
María Teresa Cervera (Maite) – INIA-CIFOR, ES
Sandra Correia – Univ Coimbra, PT
Maria Eugenio – INIA, ES
Carl Gunnar Fossdal – NIBIO, NO
Alessio Giovannelli – CNR, IT
Santiago C. Gonzalez-Martinez – INRAE, FR
Berthold Heinze – BFW, AT
Hojka Kraigher – SFI, SI
Roger Hellens – Scion CRI, NZ
Elspeth MacRae, former Scion, NZ
Karin Metzlaff – EPSO
Ove Nilsson – Umea PSC, SE
Elina Oksanen – Univ East Fi, FI
Margarida Oliveira – ITQB, PT
Andrea Patocchi, Agroscope, CH
Mariano Perales – CBGP (UPM-INIA/CSIC)), ES
Christophe Plomion – INRAE, FR
Stephanie Robert – Umea PSC, SE
Ivan Scotti – INRAE, FR
Jens Sunstroem- SLU, SE
Giovanni Vendramin – CNR forestry Inst, IT
Rita Verbylaitè – LAMMC, IT
Marjana Westergren – SFI, SI
Matthias Fladung – Thuenen Inst, DE