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International scientific conference: Genetics to the rescue - Managing forests sustainably in a changing world

International Scientific Conference

Genetics to the rescue: Managing forests sustainably in a changing world

The international scientific conference "Genetics to the rescue: managing forests sustainably in a changing world" is for scientists in the fields of evolutionary biology, genomics, functional ecology, conservation genetics and political sciences interested in forests as model organisms and in applying results of these fields to the global challenge of sustainable forest management.

Welcome to Avignon, Provence, France.

The conference will take place at the University of Avignon, at its beautiful downtown Hannah Arendt campus, January 28 and 29, 2020. The conference starts with a welcome buffet January 27 at the Avignon City Hall, offered by the Mayor of Avignon. The conference ends with a social dinner, Thursday January 29. A stakeholders' event (January 30) and a training session (January 30) will follow immediately, in parallel. A Wikipedia editing training session will be held Friday January 31, in the morning.

Registration ends January 10, 2020. Early bird registration ends November 20, 2019. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. While conference attendance is limited to 250 participants, the stakeholders' event and the training session of January 30, are limited to 70 people. The Wikipedia editing session is limited to 25 people.

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The two main conference days will address key scientific questions in forest genetics. The stakeholders' event, following the conference, is aimed primarily at forest managers and policy makers, and will be a consultation to identify research needs in forest genetics in Europe. During the stakeholders' event, the implications of the conference findings for sustainable forest management and policy will be discussed. The training session on how to use genomics resources and principles for forest ecology targets Master’s and PhD students and early stage researchers. Finally, the Wikipedia session will train participants on how to edit Wikipedia pages and use the opportunity to edit those pages relevant to forest genetics and sustainable forest management.

The conference is organized in four sessions, over two days (January 28 and 29, 2020). Each session will last 3 to 3.5 hours and includes a keynote lecture (35+5 min), six or seven talks (15+5 min) and a 30 min coffee break.

Session 1: Genomes and the environment
Session 2: Local adaptation of climate change-related traits
Session 3: Conserving and using genetic diversity
Session 4: Evolutionary management of forests