Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Teeri, Teemu
Organisation HY
Project title Genomic Selection: Towards more Efficient, Financially Viable and Resilient Wood Production
Decision No. 307579
Decision date 16.12.2016
Funding period 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2020
Funding 312 063
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Project description
Our proposal facilitates future bioeconomy by developing new methods for conifer breeding to (i) increase forest productivity without costs in carbon balance, (ii) produce tailored wood with respect to its physical and chemical properties, (iii) minimize damages due to pests and pathogens by producing resilient trees, and (iv) assess financial effects of enhanced tree growth and resilience and effects to carbon balance resulting from present and future breeding. We utilize novel genomic and phenotyping methods and examine the feasibility of conducting genomic selection in Nordic conifer species, with a relevant set of population resources and traits. The proposed research makes use of unique resources for Scots pine that have been developed in Finland during decades of research in forest breeding and biotechnology. It brings together research groups with complementary skills in molecular biology, population genetics and breeding, forest pathology, and economics.