Forest Genetics and Diversity – University of Copenhagen

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Forest Genetics and Diversity

We apply quantitative and genomic tools in population genetic, ecological, domestication and eco-physiological studies. Several projects address the adaptation of tree species to present and future biotic and abiotic growth conditions.

Forest Genetics and Diversity

The practical applications of our research relates to management of native species at the landscape level , tree breeding of valuable tree species including species of socio-economic importance in developing countries and species with bioenergy potential, and conservation programmes for vulnerable species.

Of cross-cutting importance is sustainable management and improvement of the resilience of forests to climate changes and towards introduced pests and pathogens.

Our projects vary in spatial and temporal scale and in the level of interactions among flora, fauna and fungi. The research group manages a large number of field trials and the Hørsholm Arboretum (www.arboretet.dk) utilized for teaching and research. On-going projects involve activities in Scandinavia, but also in several African and Asian countries. Many projects involve international cooperation with scientists from Europe, US, Africa or Asia.

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Members of the research group

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