The primary objective of this project is to improve provincial seed transfer policy and operational forest management response to climate change by:

  1. comparing the adaptive portfolio of operational seedlots from tree breeding programs and seed orchards to the climatic distribution and landscape genomics of natural populations;
  2. developing strategies for operational seed transfer that will reduce the risk of loss of forest productivity and health due to maladaptation in planted forests;
  3. evaluating ecological, economic, social, and legal implications of these results for forest-dependent communities and ecosystems.


For more specific information, visit our “Research” webpage.

For a general explanation of the current and future climatic and ecological conditions and the factors motivating this research visit our “For the public” webpage.


AdapTree is a component of “Genome Canada 2010 Large Scale Applied Project Competition” operating from 2011 to 2015.

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Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada
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Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics
Forest Sciences Centre
3041-2424 Main Mall,
Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada

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