Forest Genetics for Productivity Conference: the next generation

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14-18 March 2016. Rotorua Energy Events Centre, Rotorua.

This conference is part of the International Union of Forest Research Organization’s (IUFRO) calendar of events, and is expected to attract around 200 delegates from all over the world. Registrations are now open.

Science leader for forest genetics and conference convener Dr Heidi Dungey, says she is excited to be bringing a conference of this calibre to Rotorua, and that it has attracted keynote speakers who are internationally renowned.

“Our theme is ‘The next generation’ and we are putting together a stimulating programme that will include open dialogue on how to maximise productivity as well as the application of new technologies, such as genomics and remote sensing.”

Conference research topics include breeding productive and resilient forests, finding the synergies in genotype, environment and silviculture, and genomics and phenomics.

Confirmed keynote speakers are Professor Brian Cullis (Australia), Professor Dario Grattapaglia (Brazil), Dr Antoine Kremer (France), Professor Dr Ulrich Schurr (Germany), Dr Jerry Tuskan (USA) and John McEwan, (New Zealand).

The Radiata Pine Breeding Company is the platinum sponsor; other sponsorship opportunities are available.

www.fgpc2016.nz/fgp16