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Molecular ecophysiology as a tool for the selection of highly stress-resistant poplar species for multipurpose forests

Contract nr: QLK5-CT-1999-31377
Project type: RS (Research and Technological Development Project)
Starting date:
Duration: 36 months
Total cost: 2,415,563 EUR
EC Contribution: 2,030,277 EUR
Scientific Officer: Ignacio SEOANE
Research topic: 5.3.1. Multifunctional management of forests

Abstract:
ESTABLISH addresses the impact of recultivation of land under arid climatic conditions, on eroding and saline soils by reforestation. To enable economically feasible afforestation, to recreate favorable microclimatic conditions and for wood production in stressful environments, stress-tolerant tree species will be identifIed in the genus Populus using combinations of molecular, ecophysiological and morphological markers and by testing these markers in established field plots. New plantations will be implemented and already existing plantations of Quercus and Eucalyptus will be extended. The tools developed by ESTABLISH can be used for conventional and biotechnological breeding programmes. Propagation protocols for genotypes with desired properties and genomic markers will be available for practical use.


Coordinator
Andrea POLLE
Forstbotanisches Institut
Goettingen
GERMANY
Tel.: +49 551393480/3482
Fax: +49 551392705
E-mail: apolle@gwdg.de


Partners
  Douglas GODBOLD
University of Wales - School of Agricultural and Forest Sciences
Bangor
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel.: +44 1248 382447
Fax: +44 1248 354997
E-mail: d.l.godbold@bangor.ac.uk
  Arie ALTMAN
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Agriculture
Rehovot
ISRAEL
Tel.: +972 89481077
Fax: +972 89468263
E-mail: altman@agri.huji.ac.il
  Jaakko KANGASJÄRVI
University of Helsinki - Institute of Biotechnology
Helsinki
FINLAND
Tel.: +358 970859080
Fax: +358 970859079
E-mail: jaakko.kangasjarvi@helsinki.fi
  Dimitar DJILIANOV
Institute of Genetic Engineering
Kostinbrod
BULGARIA
Tel.: +359 721 25 52
Fax: +359 721 49 85
E-mail: ige@mobiltel.bg; miteto@nat.bg
  Joao PEREIRA
Instituto Superior de Agronomia
Lisboa
PORTUGAL
Tel.: +351 213638161
Fax: +351 213645000
E-mail: jspereira@isa.utl.pt
  Jean-Francois HAUSMAN
CREBS Unit Research
Luxembourg
LUXEMBURG
Tel.: + 352 46 66 44 418
Fax: + 352 46 66 44 413
E-mail: hausman@crpgl.lu
  Erwin DREYER
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique-INRA Nancy
Champenoux
FRANCE
Tel.: +33 3 83394032
Fax: +33 3 83394069
E-mail: dreyer@nancy.inra.fr
  Giuseppe  SCARASCIA MUGNOZZA
University of Tuscia - Department of Forst
Viterbo
ITALY
Tel.: +39 0761357249
Fax: +390761357389
E-mail: gscaras@unitus.it