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Management of forest genetic resources under climate change

Department 58 – International Relations
Department 58 – International Relations


Region Prague
Title of the ProgrammeResearch
Title of the ProjectManagement of forest genetic resources under climate change
Project Website

Number of the ProjectTO01000243
Project Promoter

Česká zemědělská univerzita v Praze

Project Partner from Donor State

Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO)
Stiftelsen Det norske Skogfrøverk


Czech Partner

Vojenské lesy a statky ČR, s.p.


Estimated project duration: 1/2021 – 4/2024

Total Eligible Costs

927 236 EUR


835 432 EUR

Project description:

In the framework of the in-situ forest tree gene-resource management, the project is focused on addressing the following key objectives. Each objective will be fulfilled by novel methodological development and software solutions validated in the operational tree improvement programs in Norway and the Czech Republic.

  1. development and validation of a novel genetic evaluation protocol;
  2. economic evaluation utilizing improved selection indices;
  3. adoption of spatial seed orchard layouts to accommodate specific constraints in advanced generations;
  4. development of genetic thinning algorithm promoting random mating and minimizing inbreeding in seed orchards;
  5. utilizing stochastic simulation: comparison of the efficiency of alternative tree improvement strategies.