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Section Board for 'Genetics and Molecular Biology' (46)

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Dr. Carol A. Loopstra
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Ecology and Conservation Biology, Texas A&M University, MS 2258, College Station, TX 77843-2258, USA
Interests: conifer genomics; tree improvement; drought resistance; gene expression, wood development; dendrology
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Prof. Dr. Filippos A. Aravanopoulos
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Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry & Natural Environment, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, P.O. Box 278, University Campus, Thessaloniki 54124, Greece
Interests: forest genetics; conservation of genetic resources-genetic monitoring; population genetics; epigenetics-epigenomics; molecular breeding-QTL mapping-MAS; coevolution; fluctuating asymmetry & allometry
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Prof. Dr. Fred O. Asiegbu
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Department of Forest Sciences, University of Helsinki, Latokartanonkaari 7, FI-00014 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: forest fungi; tree–microbe interactions; fungal genomics; ecogenomics; molecular pathobiology; interspecific fungal interactions; mycobiome; comparative fungal genomics; symbiosis; biocontrol
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Prof. Dr. Jorge Manuel P.L. Canhoto
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Department of Life Sciences, Centre for Functional Ecology, University of Coimbra, Calçada Martim de Freitas, 3000-456 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: plant breeding; plant biotechnology; in vitro culture; genomics; plant anatomy; somatic embryogenesis; plant development; forestry
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Dr. José M. Climent Maldonado
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Forest Research Centre, Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Tecnología Agraria y Alimentaria (CSIC-INIA), Ctra. A Coruña km 7.5, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: life history evolution in pines; forest tree breeding; conservation of genetic resources; fire tolerance and resilience of forest tree species; phenotypic plasticity and phenotypic integration
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Dr. Gary D. Coleman
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Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture, 6140 Plant Sciences Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
Interests: forest biotechnology; nitrogen metabolism; gene expression, transporters, and dormancy; genome editing, growth and development; tree architecture
Dr. Andrea Coppi
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Department of Biology, University of Florence, Via la Pira 4 – 50121, Florence, Italy
Interests: molecular phylogeny; community phylogenetics; population genetics; plant functional traits; ecosystem services
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Dr. Giovanbattista De Dato
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Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Research Centre for Forestry and Wood, 52100 Arezzo, Italy
Interests: forest tree population genetics; ecophysiology; phenotyping; functional traits; adaptive traits; drought stress
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Prof. Dr. Julio Javier Diez
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Sustainable Forest Management Research Institute, University of Valladolid-INIA, Avenida de Madrid 44, 34071 Palencia, Spain
Interests: forest pathology; biological control; fungal biodiversity; micoviruses; climate change; genetic control
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Dr. Gaetano Distefano
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Dipartimento di Agricoltura, Università degli Studi di Catania, Alimentazione e Ambiente (Di3A), Sez. Arboricoltura e Genetica agraria, Via Valdisavoia 5, 95123 Catania, Italy
Interests: tree crop biotechnology; tree crop genomics; transgenics; biodiversity evaluation and analysis; fruit tree crops breeding; reproductive biology on fruit crops
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Prof. Dr. Richard Dodd
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Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, 145 Mulford Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
Interests: forest genetics/genomics; conservation genetics; evolutionary genetics; colonization and gene dispersal; hybridization
Dr. Giovanni Emiliani
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Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection (IPSP), National Research Council (CNR), Via Madonna del Piano, 10 50019 Sesto F.no (Firenze), Italy
Interests: plant functional genomics; stress response; molecular evolution; phylogenomics; plant–microbe interactions
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Prof. Dr. Reiner Finkeldey
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Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences, University of Kassel, Mönchebergstraße 19, 34109 Kassel, Germany
Interests: forest genetics; population genetics of tropical trees; population genetics of Fagaceae; conservation of plant genetic resources; population genetics of plants; molecular markers; adaptation of forest trees to changing environments; human impact on plant genetic resources
Prof. Dr. Oliver Gailing
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Forest Genetics and Forest Tree Breeding, Georg-August University of Göttingen, Büsgenweg 2, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany
Interests: forest genetics; adaptation to climate change; hybridization
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Dr. József Geml
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ELKH-EKKE Lendület Environmental Microbiome Research Group, Eötvös Loránd Research Network and Eszterházy Károly Catholic University, Leányka u. 6., 3300 Eger, Hungary
Interests: community ecology; DNA metabarcoding; landscape ecology; microbial ecology; secondary succession
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Dr. Salvador Gezan
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School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32608, USA
Interests: mixed linear models; quantitative genetics; design of experiments; sampling; growth and yield modelling; plant breeding; forest and agricultural statistics
Dr. Luisa Ghelardini
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Department of Agricultural, Food, Environmental and Forest Sciences and Technologies, University of Florence, Piazzale delle Cascine 18, 50144 Firenze, Italy
Interests: forest pathology; emerging diseases; alien forest pathogens; molecular diagnostics; tree dormancy; tree phenology; ontogenetic disease resistance; disease escape; tree breeding for disease resistance
Prof. Dr. Dušan Gömöry
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Faculty of Forestry, Technical University in Zvolen, TG Masaryka 24, 96001 Zvolen, Slovakia
Interests: forest genetics; forest reproductive materials; forest genetic resources
Dr. Arndt Hampe
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BioGeCo, INRA, University of Bordeaux, F-33610 Cestas, France
Interests: tree molecular ecology; conservation of genetic resources; regeneration ecology; plant-animal interactions; oak ecology
Dr. Ari M. Hietala
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Department of Fungal Forest and Crop Plant Diseases, Division of Plant Health and Biotechnology, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research, Pb. 115, NO-1431 As, Norway
Interests: basic research on ecology; genetics; infection biology and impact of fungi pathogenic to trees; research and development to facilitate economically sustainable forest management
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Dr. Chikako Honda
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Institute for Sustainable Ecosystem Services, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Nishitokyo, Tokyo 188-0002, Japan
Interests: plant physiology; pomology; postharvest; secondary metabolite
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Dr. Colin T. Kelleher
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DBN Herbarium and Plant Molecular Laboratory, National Botanic Gardens of Ireland, Glasnevin, Dublin 9, D09 VY63, Ireland
Interests: forest genetic resources, phylogeography; conservation; molecular ecology; population genetics
Prof. Dr. Hojka Kraigher
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Head of Department for Forest Physiology and Genetics & the Research Programme P4-0107, LIFEGENMON Coordinator, Večna pot 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: physiology and ecology of forest trees and their symbionts; the role of belowground diversity and turnover of fine roots and mycorrhizal mycelia in mycorrhizosphere processes and carbon dynamics; mycobioindication of stress in forest soils; conservation of forest genetic resources and certification of forest reproductive material
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Dr. David Lee
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Forest Industries Research Centre and Tropical Forests And People Research Centre, University of the Sunshine Coast, Locked Bag 4, Maroochydore DC, QLD 4558, Australia
Interests: forest genetics; forest tree breeding; breeding systems; taxa site matching; Corymbia; Santalum; resource characterisation; climate change
Dr. Benedetto T. Linaldeddu
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Dipartimento Territorio e Sistemi Agro-Forestali (TESAF), University of Padova, viale dell’Università 16, I-35020 Legnaro, Italy
Interests: forest pathology; molecular ecology; fungal endophytes; invasive Phytophthora species; diversity, biology, pathogenicity and taxonomy of Botryosphaeriaceae species
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Prof. Dr. Jianquan Liu
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State Key Laboratory of Grassland Agro-Ecosystem, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China
Interests: taxonomy; population genetic analysis; molecular and biochemical analyses; comparative genomics; ecophysiological analysis
Dr. Nicola Luchi
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Institute for Sustainable Plant Protection, National Research Council (IPSP-CNR), Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Interests: forest pathology; fungal pathogens; plant-pathogen interaction; invasive species; early detection; molecular methods; diagnostics
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Prof. Dr. John MacKay
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Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 3RB, UK
Interests: forest genomics; genetics and molecular biology; wood formation and genetics; insect resistance research; molecular markers; marker assisted selection
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Prof. Dr. Tadeusz Malewski
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Department of Molecular and Biometric Techniques, Museum and Institute of Zoology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wilcza 64, 00-679 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: genomics; transcriptomics; molecular mechanisms of gene expression
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Dr. Claudia Mattioni
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Istituto di Ricerca sugli Ecosistemi Terrestri-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 05010 Porano, Italy
Interests: genetic diversity; genetic analysis; PCR; conservation; genomics; population genetics; molecular biology; genetics; genotyping; phylogenetic analysis
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Prof. Dr. Stéphane Maury
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INRA, EA1207 USC1328 Laboratoire de Biologie des Ligneux et des Grandes Cultures, Université d’Orléans, F-45067 Orléans, France
Interests: plant epigenetic mechanisms; DNA methylation; meristem; phenotypic plasticity; adaptation; drought; phytohormone and chromatin crosstalk
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Dr. Ryan Nadel
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Auburn University, Southern Forest Nursery Management Cooperative, School of Forestry & Wildlife Sciences Building, Suite 3301 602 Duncan Drive, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
Interests: seedling quality and nursery management; molecular and chemical ecology; forest biology; forest health
Dr. C. Dana Nelson
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Southern Institute of Forest Genetics, Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service, 23332 Success Road, Saucier, MS 39574-9344, USA
Interests: forest genetics; tree breeding; biotechnology
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Dr. Jorge A. P. Paiva
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Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, 34 Strzeszynska street, PL-60-479 Poznan, PL-60-479 Wielkopolska, Poland
Interests: forest genetics; tree breeding and biotechnology
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Prof. Dr. Ari Pappinen
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School of Forest Science, University of Eastern Finland, FIN-80101 Joensuu, Finland
Interests: industrial forest biotechnology and biorefining; fungal biotechnology; sustainable exploitation of forests
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Prof. Dr. Gary Peter
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School of Forest Resources and Conservation, Department of Forest Genomics and Cell Biology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA
Interests: forest biotechnology; genetics; wood properties; wood utilization
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Prof. Dr. Om P. Rajora
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Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, P.O. Box 44000, 28 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3, Canada
Interests: forest genetics, genomics and biotechnology; forest tree molecular, population, conservation and evolutionary genetics; structural, functional, population, conservation and ecological genomics; conservation and sustainable management of forest genetics resources
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Dr. Bryce Richardson
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Rocky Mountain Research Station, USDA Forest Service, Moscow, ID 83843, USA
Interests: ecological genetics; population genetics; climate change; restoration
Dr. Gancho Slavov
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Radiata Pine Breeding Company, Rotorua, New Zeland
Interests: genetic variation within and among populations; quantitative traits; adaptation to climate change; genome-wide association studies; genomic prediction; tree improvement and conservation
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Prof. Dr. Mulualem Tigabu
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1. Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Box 49, 23053 Alnarp, Sweden
2. Forestry College, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China
Interests: forest restoration; forest regeneration; disturbances
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Dr. Brian Tobin
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School of Agriculture & Food Science and UCD Earth Institute, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
Interests: forest ecosystem carbon cycling; tree biomass allocation; woody decomposition; forest ecology; silviculture; disturbance effects; conservation of forest; genetic resources
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Dr. Cristina Vettori
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National Research Council (CNR), Institute of Bioscience and BioResources (IBBR), Division of Florence, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (FI), Italy
Interests: forest genetics and genomics; conservation of genetic resources; population genetics; epigenetics and epigenomics; tree biotechnology; adaptive silviculture; functional genomics and adaptation
Prof. Dr. Jordi Voltas
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Joint Research Unit CTFC-Agrotecnio, Universitat de Lleida, Lleida, Spain
Interests: tree physiology; forest genetics; dendroecology; adaptation
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Prof. Dr. Witold Wachowiak
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Faculty of Biology, Institute of Environmental Biology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, ul. Uniwersytetu Poznańskiego 6, 61-614 Poznań, Poland
Interests: ecological genomics; evolutionary genetics; natural selection; local adaptation; hybridization; development of molecular tools and resources; demographic inferences; conservation and management
Dr. Paulo A. Zaini
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Department of Plant Sciences, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Interests: plant-pathogen interaction; plant health; adaptation; omics; genome editing
Dr. Ronald S. Zalesny, Jr.
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USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station Institute for Applied Ecosystem Studies, 5985 Highway K, Rhinelander, WI 54501, USA
Interests: bioenergy; biomass; ecophysiology; ecosystem services; forest genetics; intensive forestry; phytotechnologies; short rotation woody crops
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