project . 2018 - 2022 . On going

B4EST

Adaptive BREEDING for productive, sustainable and resilient FORESTs under climate change
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  • Funder: European CommissionProject code: 773383 Call for proposal: H2020-BB-2017-2
  • Funded under: H2020 | RIA Overall Budget: 6,478,660 EURFunder Contribution: 6,000,000 EUR
  • Status: On going
  • Start Date
    01 May 2018
    End Date
    30 Apr 2022
  • Detailed project information (CORDIS)
Description
The goal of B4EST is to increase forest survival, health, resilience and productivity under climate change and natural disturbances, while maintaining genetic diversity and key ecological functions, and fostering a competitive EU bio-based economy. B4EST will provide forest tree breeders, forest managers and owners, and policy makers with: 1) better scientific knowledge on adaptation profiles and sustainable productivity, and added value of raw materials in important European tree species for forestry, 2) new and flexible adaptive tree breeding strategies, 3) tree genotypes of highly adaptive and economical value, 4) decision-support tools for the choice and use...
Description
The goal of B4EST is to increase forest survival, health, resilience and productivity under climate change and natural disturbances, while maintaining genetic diversity and key ecological functions, and fostering a competitive EU bio-based economy. B4EST will provide forest tree breeders, forest managers and owners, and policy makers with: 1) better scientific knowledge on adaptation profiles and sustainable productivity, and added value of raw materials in important European tree species for forestry, 2) new and flexible adaptive tree breeding strategies, 3) tree genotypes of highly adaptive and economical value, 4) decision-support tools for the choice and use...
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