MAIN RESULTS OF THE WG 4 “Forest Genetic Resources in the Mediterranean region” FOR THE PERIOD 2008– 2012 21 ST SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON MEDITERRANEAN FORESTRY QUESTIONS – SILVA MEDITERRANEA Ducci Fulvio – Antalya – 02/03 February 2012.
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MAIN RESULTS OF THE WG 4 “Forest Genetic Resources in the Mediterranean region” FOR THE PERIOD 2008– 201221ST SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON MEDITERRANEAN FORESTRY QUESTIONS – SILVA MEDITERRANEADucci Fulvio – Antalya – 02/03 February 2012
The project proposal MaP-FGR (Strengthening conservation: a key issue for adaptation of marginal/peripheral populations of forest tree to climate change in Europe) :
Strategically, we have reviewed the proposition concepts, we didn’t talk about Mediterranean forest genetic resources, we talked about European Map-FGR... Marginal Forest populations especially in the southern borders…) we propose as a sounding exercise for everybody, especially the central-northern Europeans…
77 Research Officers from 19 Countries agreed to participate on the proposal: geneticists, breeders, bio-climatologists, specialist of sylviculture… in order to have a holystic approach.
Med Countries: Algeria, Bulgaria, France, Greece, Italy, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey.
Nordic Countries : Austria, Belgium, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom.
2.2. Ex situ conservation networks in Mediterranean countries
Updating DB within the framework of the earlier Silva Mediterranea Working Group done for Conifers (INRA – Avignon);
Organization of seminars, workshops and parallel SM meetings of researchers in order to train research officers on the topics of this WG and to agree on common approaches and methods of registration of indicator traits related to Adaptation and to Phenotypic plasticity; Feasible if the Cost Action accepted by European Union
Choice of experimental sites which in the future will host common Forest Genetic Resources. Phenology (growth, hardening, flowering etc.), droughttolerance, frost avoidance, cambial activity, survival etc... using FRM chosen a priori by considering the priorities suggested. Feasible partially with FFEM
2.5. Regional agreements for ex situ conservation in Mediterranean area. Feasible ?
Component 3: Test of new in situ conservation methodologies for the most critical landscapes/species in the Mediterranean
Feasible upon funding of focused programmes supported by Partners/Members.