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.
Members of the research group
- Erik Dahl Kjær, Professor
- Lars Graudal, Head of Research
- Anders Ræbild, Associate professor
- Hans Peter Ravn, Associate professor
- Lene Rostgaard Nielsen, Associate professor
- Ole Kim Hansen, Associate professor
- Chatchai Kosawang, Assistant professor
- Bruno Bilde Jørgensen, Senior consultant
- Lars Holger Schmidt, Senior consultant
- Iben Margrete Thomsen, Senior adviser
- Søren Moestrup, Senior adviser
- Jens-Peter Barnekow Lillesø, Senior researcher
- Jon Kehlet Hansen, Senior researcher
- Ulrik Braüner Nielsen, Senior researcher
- Lars Nørgaard Hansen, Researcher
- Morten Alban Knudsen, Researcher
- Ida Hartvig, Postdoc
- Corrie Lynne Madsen, Research assistant
- Lene Hasmark Andersen, Laboratory technician
- Jonas Roulund, IT officer
- Ole Rasmus Byrgesen, Arboretum supervisor
- Carsten Tom Nørgaard, Forest Labourer
- Albin Lobo, Research assistant
- Weiwei Huang, Postdoc
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.