Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Conference: Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in a Changing Climate

Interesting conference from EvolDir listings:


"Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in a Changing Climate" *in Lillehammer, Norway, 27th – 29th of
January 2014.

The main aims of the conference are to:

   - contribute to an understanding of climate change and its predicted
   impact on agriculture and forestry
   - increase our understanding of adaptive genetic diversity and adaptation
   - assess how genetic resources for food and agriculture are affected by
   the changing climate
   - discuss the consequences that climate change challenges bring upon the
   sustainable utilization of plant, animal and forest genetic resources

The conference aims at bringing together participants from all areas
relevant to genetic resources for food and agriculture in a changing
climate. The conference will focus on the scientific frontiers in this area
as well as create a possibility for discussions from the political point of

The conference is organized by the Nordic Genetic Resource Center (NordGen,
http://www.nordgen.org/index.php/en/content/view/full/2/) and four research
networks under a program entitled "Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and
Mitigation in Nordic Primary Industries" financed by the Nordic Council of
Ministers and NordForsk. The results of three years of network activity of
the four networks will be presented during the conference.

The meeting is directed towards scientists, PhD students and young
scientists, national genetic resource coordinators, breeding association
representatives, government officials and other stakeholders with special
interest in genetic resources for food and agriculture in a changing

Please, follow the link below to the conference homepages for the
scientific program, call for abstracts (*deadline 30th of November*), and
registration and practical information.


NB! Reduced fees for registration and accomodation for students.

Feel free to distribute this invitation amongst your colleagues.

Dr. Anne Kettunen Præbel
Senior Scientist
NordGen - Nordic Genetic Resource Center
P.O.Box 115, NO-1431 Ã…s, Norway
Street address: Raveien 9, 1430 Ã…s
Phone: +47 6494 9772, mobile: +47 9778 0903

Anne Kettunen Praebel <anne.praebel@nordgen.org> 

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