FoResTTraC

Forest ecosystem genomics Research: supporTing Transatlantic Cooperation
The FoResTTraC project
FoResTTraC's main aim is to prepare future coordinated research plans, via a strategic research roadmap, between Europe and North America regarding adaptation of forest trees to climate changes, linking different disciplines: ecology, genetics, genomics and evolution.

FoResTTraC brings together a critical mass of research expertise in these disciplines on both sides of the Atlantic with 6 leading European partners, 3 American and 2 Canadian partners. For the time being, large scale genomics projects have been conducted in "parallel" between North America and Europe, lacking in cooperative exchanges and interactions. The leading institutions coordinating these projects are partners of FoResTTraC to ensure that the current state-of-art research is represented in the project.

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FoResTTraC will bring together the ongoing efforts of European and North American teams by focusing their attention to the most ecologically and economically important forest tree families on the two continents: Salicaceae, Fagaceae and Pinaceae.
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The FoResTTraC roadmap, on scientific transatlantic collaboration in forest genomics, is released
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After more than two years of consultations among experts from Europe and North America and with feedback from several stakeholders, the FoResTTraC roadmap has been released.
   
The document prepared by the FoResTTraC partners is based on the results from a series of thematic workshops organized within the framework of the project, attended by invited experts from Europe and North America.

The development of the roadmap benefitted from the contributions of several other scientists from both regions, and the input from representatives of various funding bodies.

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FoResTTraC workshops
The FoResTTraC strategic research roadmap was build during a series of workshops that lead to a white paper respectively.

Workshop attendees were invited experts from Europe and North America. The workshops produced reviews of current understanding and future research priorities on different topics.

A summary of the workshops can be found here:

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