Tree Genetics & Genomes

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 879–881 | Cite as

Alpine forest genomics network (AForGeN): a report of the first annual meeting

  • David B. Neale
  • Elena Mosca
  • Erica Adele Di Pierro
Short Communication


The Alpine Forest Genomics Network was formed in 2011 and held its first annual meeting on June 24–26, 2012, in the Natural Park Adamello Brenta in Trentino Region, Italy. The meeting was attended by 30 researchers from the alpine region of Europe and had two primary goals: (1) for researchers to introduce each other to current and planned research activities in forest landscape genomics and (2) to develop a strategic vision for the network. A steering committee was elected and will develop a white paper over the next year. The next annual meeting will be held in Austria in June 2013.


Alpine forests Genomics Climate change Adaptation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plant SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA
  2. 2.Research and Innovation CentreFondazione Edmund Mach (FEM)S. Michele all’AdigeItaly

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