Dear colleagues,

I have the pleasure to announce the date for our next online meeting and also the availability of 5 speakers.

Actually we had many more motivated speakers, and we will probably be able to announce another online meeting during early summer.

Our online meeting will take place on the 2nd of May, 12-14 GMT/UTC, so early in the day for Americans (5-7 San Francisco, 7-9 Chicago, 9-11 Argentina), early afternoon for people in Europe (14-16 Paris CEST) and late  in the day for scientists in Asia (Tokyo 21-23) . Please recheck your local times against GMT.

We will use Zoom for the meeting,
please register in advance using the following website:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

As you will remember, we have either live 5-minutes talks or 20-minutes talks to watch before the meeting. The 20-min talks will have a short introduction during the meeting, so that we can use the meeting time mainly for discussions. You will be able to watch the talks before the meeting on Youtube, in the same channel as used before, the links will be sent in a later email.

We will have 2 hours for the meeting. The tentative schedule will be (using GMT times) :

12:00 Welcome, introduction to the meeting and its program

12:10 – 14:30  Talks & Discussions

12:10 Chihiro Myotoishi (Kyushu University, Japan) Evolutionary process of 1-year fruiting and 2-year fruiting in genus Quercus. 20-min pre-recorded talk

12:30 Desanka Lazic (University of Göttingen, Germany) Detecting genomic signatures of ecological speciation and parallel evolution in oaks. 5-min live talk

12:50 Jill Sekely (Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany) Genes underpinning local adaptation in Patagonia's Nothofagus pumilio. 20-min pre-recorded talk

13:10 Antonio Castilla Alvarez (Michigan State University) Separate or combined management? Using next-gen sequencing for species delineation in a complex desert oak.. 5-min live talk

13:30 Aida Solé (INIA-CIFOR, Madrid, Spain) Multi-trait genetic variation in resource-use strategies and phenotypic plasticity correlates with local climate across the range of a Mediterranean oak (Quercus faginea). 20-min pre-recorded talk

13:50-14:00 IUFRO group discussions on the next meetings.

Please register rapidly, we hope to see you all there, virtually

best regards

Oliver Brendel, Chuck Cannon & Keiko Kitamura