- Future proofing Europe’s forests
- Helping Europe’s forests adapt to climate change
- Cost effective monitoring to help preserve forest diversity (European Commission CORDIS website)
- Forest in the lab – new film explains genetic monitoring of forests
Making the FORGER results travel
Thomas Geburek describes the work on forest reproductive material his team is carrying out. He also discusses how to ensure that the FORGER results are uptaken by policymakers and relevant stakeholders in Europe.
Forest genetic resources (FGR) form the base for adaptation of European forests to future environmental conditions and societal demands. Appropriate use and sustainable management of FGR is therefore of utmost importance.
Forest in the lab
What is forest genetic monitoring? How can it be applied throughout Europe? Bernd Degen, one of the partners in the FORGER project, responds to these questions and walks us through laboratories of Thünen Institute where tree samples are examined.
How will FORGER make a difference
Scientists involved in the project explain how FORGER will contribute to the management of data on forest genetic resources and how it will change the current forest management situation in Europe.
OVERALL AIM OF THE PROJECT
The FORGER project aimed to integrate and extend existing knowledge to provide science-based recommendations for the management and sustainable use of forest genetic resources for EU-policy makers, national stakeholders, forest managers and managers of natural areas.
The FORGER project ended in February 2016. For any information on this project, please contact Koen Kramer