14 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021
13:00  - 19:00

WSL, Birmensdorf near Zurich

WSL Birmensdorf (Switzerland)

EVOLTREE Conference 2021: Genomics and Adaptation in Forest Ecosystems

The first EVOLTREE Conferencefocuses on the genomics of trees and interacting species from evolutionary, demographic, and ecological perspectives.

EVOLTREE is a European network of institutions engaged in studying the evolution and functioning of forest ecosystems, in particular trees as the foundation species in forest stands. A prime topic in the face of ongoing climate change is to elucidate how trees, together with their associated organisms such as mycorrhizal fungi, respond to rapid environmental changes.

We welcome contributions that apply innovative approaches and consider the relevance of their research in the context of biodiversity conservation through natural dynamics or silvicultural interference.

Conference format
The main program – keynotes and presentations – will take place each afternoon. Additional activities such as poster sessions, training lectures, workshops and an excursion are planned for the mornings.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for now you can register only for the online conference. The conference fee is 150 CHF (100 CHF for students, including PhD students. Certificate is requested). Students from EVOLTREE member organizations are eligible for financial support to attend the conference.

In early June 2021, we will decide if and how many attendees can participate on-site (this will be subject to government travel restrictions). Participants will then be able to buy an additional package (200 CHF; 100 CHF for students) that includes four coffee breaks and lunches, the excursion, and the conference dinner.

We invite abstracts for oral presentations or posters. As main author, you can submit a maximum of one oral presentation and/or several posters.

Conference website, registration and abstract submission

Important dates
April 19: Registration for online conference and abstract submission open
June 1:  Registration for on-site attendance open, if possible, subject to government guidance on travel
June 15: Abstract submission deadline
July 15: Final program online
August 15: Registration for on-site attendance closes
September 1:  Registration for online attendance closes

Birmensdorf is located just outside of Zürich in the countryside and can be reached by bus or train within 30 mins from Zürich downtown. Hotel options will be recommended once the on-site event is confirmed.


Organizing committee
Felix Gugerli, WSL
Christian Rellstab, WSL
Susanne Senn-Raschle, WSL

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