The primary objective of this project is to improve provincial seed transfer policy and operational forest management response to climate change by:
- comparing the adaptive portfolio of operational seedlots from tree breeding programs and seed orchards to the climatic distribution and landscape genomics of natural populations;
- developing strategies for operational seed transfer that will reduce the risk of loss of forest productivity and health due to maladaptation in planted forests;
- 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.