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Symposium Invitation - Forest industry preparedness for climate change: opportunities from genetics and genomics

CSIRO, ANU and Western Sydney University invite you and your colleagues to a symposium about Forest industry preparedness for climate change: opportunities from genetics and genomics.  This is being held under the auspices of the Science and Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) project ‘Forests for the Future: making the most of a high CO2 world’.

The symposium will bring together genomics companies, tree breeders, genetics R&D providers, and the forest industry, to examine the opportunities from genetics/genomics in planning for climate change and variability, and to explore end-user (industry) priorities and delivery pathways.

The symposium will provide an overview of genetics/genomics advances, opportunities and barriers; a synthesis of the sorts of future climatic conditions we will need to prepare for in Australia; the role of genetics and other management strategies in managing climate risks and impacts.  It will facilitate discussion between the participating groups to identify priorities and delivery pathways.

The event will be held in Canberra on Wednesday 20th July.  More details are provided in the attached document, including details of venue and registration.

When: Wednesday 20th July 2016, 9.30 – 4.00

Where: Auditorium, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Black Mountain campus, Clunies Ross Street, CANBERRA

RSVP: Libby Pinkard (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Program:

Keynote presentation: Dr Heidi Dungey, SCION Genetics Research programme. 

What quantitative genetics and genomics has delivered to the forest industry, and prospects for the future

Session 1: Climate change and forests: how do we plan for the future?

Michael Battaglia, CSIRO: Exposure and sensitivity of Australia’s plantations to climate change, and limits to silvicultural adaptation

Greg Dutkowski, PlantPlan Genetics: Preparing for climate change in Australian tree breeding programs of the STBA

Session 2: Opportunities from genetics 

David Bush, CSIRO: Breeding for resilience to climate change: risk management compared with yield optimisation

Shannon Dillon, CSIRO: Maximising production in a high CO2 world: a genomics approach

Session 3: Delivering commercial benefit

Bruce Tier, AGBU: Delivering commercial benefit from genetic improvement

Workshop session: Discussion session focusing on genomics: priority traits and deployment strategies, delivery pathways, timeframes for delivery

A workshop dinner will be held on the 19th July if there is sufficient interest.  Venue TBA; costs to be covered by participant.

The symposium is free. However numbers are limited. Please RSVP for the symposium and dinner to Libby Pinkard (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) at your earliest convenience

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