Survey for restoration practitioners:
Seed and seedling sources in forest and landscape restoration
Meeting global and national commitments for forest and landscape restoration requires large amounts of tree seed and seedlings, either through planting or natural dispersal and recruitment.
Asia Pacific Forest Genetic Resources Programme (APFORGEN), hosted by APAFRI, is conducting a global survey about the availability of seed and seedlings for forest and landscape restoration, in collaboration with Bioversity International and the regional forest genetic resources programmes in Latin America (LAFORGEN) and Sub-Saharan Africa (SAFORGEN).
If you have been involved in forest and landscape restoration projects, we would much appreciate if you could share your experiences with us.
Click here to start the survey : <https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/seeds_for_restoration> https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/seeds_for_restoration
The results of the survey will be used to identify action needs and recommendations for countries and the international community on how to improve supply of tree seeds and seedlings, in order to help meet global and national restoration targets.
Thank you for your participation!
posted on behalf of APAFRI by IUFRO HQ
We are pleased to invite you to the final conference and workshops of
ProCoGen project “Promoting Conifer Genomic Resources Conference”
(www.procogen.eu) organized by INRA at Orléans, France, from November
30th to December 4th 2015.
The aim of this international event will be to serve as a showcase of
main results achieved in the project, along with other internationally
relevant achievements brought in by key invited speakers and general
attendees. External researchers from similar initiatives worldwide, from
complementary disciplines ranging from genomics, to molecular and
population genetics, tree physiology and developmental biology,
biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, bioinformatics and conifer
breeders, are invited to present and discuss recent and relevant results
on structural, functional, comparative and translational genomics of
conifer species. Emphasis will be given to broaden the coverage of key
actors, from public research institutes and Universities to privately
funded research organizations. External and ProCoGen keynote speakers,
oral and poster presentations from external attendees and ProCoGen
members will be included in the program. The number of participants will
be limited to 120. The registration is free of charge. Meals, travel and
accommodation are at the participant expenses.
Abstract submission and registration deadline: 30th October 2015.
Notifications of abstract review will be given shortly after reception
and perusal by the scientific committee, and up to the week following
the registration deadline.
This open conference will be followed by three ProCoGen workshops on 3rd
and 4th December 2015
The registration is free of charge. The number of participants will be
limited to 30 per workshop.
• Training Workshop on “Practicalities of marker and genome-assisted
• Dissemination Workshop on “From our labs to your forests” and
• Dissemination Workshop on “Transfer of genome-related tools to
Registration is online on the project website www.procogen.eu under
final conference. Please check the website for agenda and updates.
Hope to see you in Orleans!