International Symposium on Molecular Domestication of Forest Trees

Venue: Stevenson

Location: Stevenson, Washington, United States

Event Date/Time: Jul 26, 2001
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International Symposium on Molecular Domestication
of Forest Trees

July 26, 2001
Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, Washington
Columbia River Gorge
Pacific Northwest United States

The symposium will be held as a satellite meeting, in conjunction with a week-long international meeting of the International Union of Forestry Research Organizations (IUFRO), section on Molecular Biology of Forest Trees.It will feature a number of speakers from outside forestry who will discuss:

·What is known of the molecular nature of the domestication process in agricultural crop breeding,
·What ecophysiological, morphological, developmental, and chemical targets are desirable for domestication of forest trees, and

·What genes, genetic tools, and knowledge exist, or will exist in the medium term, that can enable pursuit of these target traits.

The speakers are presently being assembled (April 2000).


Donald Duvick

Changes in maize hybrids during 70 years of breeding for higher yield and greater stability of performance

Reinhart Ceulemans

Designing a Tree : Insights from Tree Physiology and Modelling

Karl J. Niklas

Breeding Safe and Productive Trees: A Biomechanical Perspective

E. David Ford

Title TBE

Information Request
This symposium will be held in conjunction with an IUFRO conference on Tree Biotechnology in the next Millennium. Further information on both meetings can be obtained by completing the the IUFRO conference pre-registration form.