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In situ / CWR seminar

Place and dates: Østre Bolærne, Norway, 26th-28th of May 2015

The seminar is organized in cooperation between NordGen and the Norwegian Genetic Resource Centre. It combines a start-up meeting for the NordGen-project "Ecosystem services: Genetic resources and crop wild relatives" and a Norwegian initiative to invite Nordic, Baltic and UK colleagues for in situ/CWR discussions and presentation of the Norwegian/UK project "Establishment of PGR in situ conservation in protected areas in Norway".The seminar is held on the island Østre Bolærne in Færder national park, Vestfold county, Norway.

Timetable and agenda

   

Tuesday the 26th of May
Morning:Start-up meeting for the Nordic project Ecosystem services: Genetic resources and crop wild relatives(this part of the meeting is open to everybody but is mainly aimed at the project group. The aim is to discuss the planning of the two year Nordic project.)
Afternoon/evening: Welcome to the general part of the seminar. Background for the workshop. Briefly about the Agenda and plans for the coming two days. Åsmund Asdal, Norwegian Genetic Resource Centre.Status of CWR conservation and ongoing CWR activities in the countries represented at the workshop:

  • Finland: Elina Kiviharju, Finish National Program for Genetic resources or Heli Fitzgerald, Helsinki University
  • Lithuania: Jouzas Labokas, Nature Research Centre, Institute of Botany, Lithuania,
  • Estonia: Külli Annamaa, Estonian Crop Research Institute
  • Sweden: Jens Weibull, Swedish board of Agriculture
  • Denmark: Birgitte Lund, the Danish AgriFish Agency
  • Iceland: Hjortur Thorbjornsson, Reykjavik Botanic Garden
  • United Kingdom: Nigel Maxted, University of Birmingham
  • Norway: Åsmund Asdal, Norwegian Genetic Resource Centre

Evening walk on Østre Bolærne, an island with a particular rich flora and a candidate for a genetic reserve.

   

Wednesday the 27th of May
Introduction to the excursion. Åsmund Asdal, Norwegian Genetic Resource Centre.
Visits to 3 or 4 islands in Færder national park that are candidates for genetic reserves for Crop Wild Relatives; Hvaløy, Kjøleholmen, Kløvningen and Nordre ÅrøyGuide; Oddvar Pedersen, Botanical museum, University of Oslo

   

Thursday the 28th of May

  • Value of crop wild relatives and how to conserve them in situ. The European concept for in situ conservation. Nigel Maxted, University of Birmingham
  • About the project Establishment of PGR in situ conservation in protected areas in Norway. Åsmund Asdal, Norwegian Genetic Resource Centre
  • Distribution data about plant species made available through GBIF and examples of their use. Dag Endresen, GBIF Norway
  • Analyzing available species data for identifying hotspots of plant genetic resource diversity and how to use results in national strategies for in situ conservation. Examples from Cyprus and Norway, Jade Phillips, University of Birmingham
  • About Færder national Park, development of a management plan and options for including in situ conservation of CWR. Erik Blomdal/Pål Otto Hansen, County governor, Vestfold
  • Use of DNA analysis for designing the structure of CWR conservation in order to save maximum diversity of important species. Jade Phillips, University of Birmingham
  • Seed bank for red listed plants and the use of seeds to strengthen wild populations of threatened plants. Kristina Bjureke, University of Oslo (presented by Åsmund Asdal)
  • Ex situ conservation and facilitated use of CWR in the Nordic region. Anna Palmé, NordGen
  • Summing up 

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