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Conference on climate change in Lillehammer January 2014

Conference in Lillehammer 27/1 - 29/1

The conference is arranged by four networks financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers and NordForsk under the Program "Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation in Nordic Primary Industries", and NordGen Forest. It will be held at Radisson Blu Lillehammer.

Visit the conference webpage climate.nordgen.org.

The main aims of the conference are to:

  *  contribute to an understanding of climate change and its predicted impact on agriculture and forestry
  *  increase our understanding of adaptive genetic diversity and adaptation
  *  assess how genetic resources for food and agriculture are affected by the changing climate
  *  discuss the consequences that climate change challenges bring upon the sustainable utilization of plant, animal and forest genetic resources
  *  present the scientific knowledge accumulated by the four networks of the program

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Photo: Theis Mikkelsen

The conference aims at bringing together participants from all areas relevant to genetic resources for food and agriculture in a changing climate. It will focus on the scientific frontiers in this area as well as create a possibility for discussions from the political point of view. Deadline for abstract submission is 30th of November, 2013.

The conference is organized by the following four networks of the Programme "Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation in Nordic Primary Industries":

  *  Nordic Research Network on Animal Genetic Resources in the Adaptation to Climate Change (AnGR-NordicNET).
  *  Nordic Forage Crops Genetic Resource Adaptation Network (NOFOCGRAN).
  *  Sustainable Primary Production in a Changing Climate
  *  Arctic char; A species under threat and with great potentials in the age of climate change (NORCHAR).