Landscape Genomics of Forest Trees and Applications to Climate Change

The goal for this workshop is to teach graduate students, postdocs and researchers contemporary methods in landscape genomics with examples from and applications to forest tree populations. The curriculum will be delivered over three full days. Morning sessions will consist of lectures given by course instructors on the underlying theory and methodology of landscape genomics. Late morning sessions will be dedicated to students presentations. Afternoon sessions will consist of hands-on computer exercises using population genomics and landscape genomics software applications with real forest tree datasets. A late afternoon session will be devoted to seminar presentations by invited speakers Aitken and St.Clair on their respective research programs that focus on genomics of adaptation and forest tree response to climate change.




  • David Neale (Dept. of Plant Sciences, UC Davis)
  • Cristiano Vernesi (Centro di Ecologia Alpina, Research and Innovation Centre, Fondazione Edmund Mach)
  • Claudio Varotto (IASMA Research and Innovation Centre, Fondazione Edmund Mach)

Course Instructors

  • David Neale (UCDavis)
  • Jill Wegrzyn (UCDavis)
  • Andrew Eckert (UCDavis)

Invited speakers

  • Brad St. Clair US Forest Service, Corvallis, OR USA
  • Sally Aitken University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada

Local Committee

  • Cristiano Vernesi
  • Elisabetta Esposito
  • Research and Innovation Centre, Fondazione Edmund Mach

More Info

Dates: 24 August 2010 17:00 to 27 August 2010 18:00
Location: Istituto Agrario Di San Michele All'Adige
Via Biasi
38010 San Michele all'Adige TN, Italia
Map: IASMA on Google Maps

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