International conference brings together researchers, stakeholders and policymakers

The B4EST International Conference, Managing Forest Genetic Resources (FGR) for an Uncertain Future, was held on 20-23 June 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal at the Instituto Superior de Agronomia.

It was organised by IEFC and INRAE, with support from the Instituto Superior de Agronomia, and brought together forest researchers, stakeholders and policymakers for two days of in-depth discussions, followed by a field trip to Altriflorestal to learn about eucalyptus.

Discussions focused on:

Accelerating breeding to cope with new challenges and an uncertain future

Forest genetic resources (FGR) and adaptation to climate change

The forests we want: deployment of forest reproductive material (FRM) for forest-based solutions

Science policy interface for mitigation, adaptation and risk management in forestry

Contributions from young scientists within the project were welcomed and featured: they acted as co-chairs for scientific sessions, and gave several flash talks and short presentations.

You can find all presentations from the conference here:

Conference recordings are available on the session pages, or on the B4EST YouTube channel.

You can find live reporting from the sessions on the B4EST Twitter account:

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