Creating key thematic research networks


Networking WPs

WP3 aims at creating and developing key thematic networks for better integration of forest research disciplines and communities.

Specific objectives include:

  • To establish a network of experimental trials of forest species for the assessment of phenotypic plasticity and phenology as major tools for predicting biomass production and adaptation to future changeable conditions. 
  • To facilitate the open access of scientific and technical community to the infrastructures through an increasingly collaborative process. 
  • To undergo a cooperative activity aimed at improving data analysis (modelling of reaction norms, adaptive interpretation of responses, and design of new experiments) and interpreting results including recommendations for the deployment of basic materials.
  • To establish a research-policy-practitioner network to understand, and respond to, social/societal aspects and develop avenues for improving knowledge and acceptability of the role of tree breeding activities in Europe.

Lead partner

Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnologia Agraria y Alimentaria (INIA)


Jose Climent, INIA