The project goal is to evaluate the adaptive genetic potential of the Norway spruce, European Silver fir and Scots pine, the most economically and ecologically important coniferous species in Romania, in the context of climate change.

The specific objectives are the following:

  • Identification and characterization of the climatic factors that exert a strong selection pressure on populations of Norway spruce, European Silver fir and Scots pine;
  • Evaluating the genetic structure of the marginal populations and from the optimum vegetation using molecular markers and their correlation with forest management practices;
  • Evaluation of the adaptive genetic variation of the growth and some phenological characters;
  • Evaluation of the phenotypic plasticity and selection the populations/ genotypes with high adaptability;
  • Assessment of the possible risk for studied species by setting some genetic - ecological prediction models associated with climate change;
  • Evaluating the impact of forest management practices on genetic diversity and how these affect ecosystems stability and their capacity to adapt under climate change.



Voluntari, B-dul Eroilor, nr. 128, judetul Ilfov, 0771910 Tel: 021 3503238, 021 3503244 Fax: 021 3503245 e-mail: icas icas.ro www.icas.ro PROJECT DIRECTOR: dr.Georgeta MIHAI, genetica icas.ro, gmihai_2008 yahoo.com


Bucuresti, Str. Petricani, nr. 9A, sectorul 2, 023841
Tel: 021 3171005
Fax: 021 3168428
e-mail: rnprosilva.ro
PROJECT RESPONSIBLE: dr.Mihai Liviu DAIA, mihai.daiarnp.romsilv.ro


"MARIN DRACEA" NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN FORESTRY Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding Department  B-dul Eroilor, 128, Voluntari, 077190 Tel.: 021/3503238 Fax: 021/3503245 e-mail: genetica icas.ro