Genomics and Forestry

Trees, pests and pathogens work together in a complex way. Using genomics to understand the DNA of the organisms involved in these ecosystems can help us develop healthier breeds, better pest management systems and forests that can adapt to our changing climate.



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Three great examples of how genomics is helping us deal with pest- and disease-management and even climate change.

National Strategy

Key areas where genomics R&D can support Canada’s forest industry. Download Here

Forestry Genomics 101

A primer on the role of genomics in forestry in everything from selective breeding to pest management. Download Here

Climate Change

Read how researchers are using genomics in the quest to plant trees adapted to climate change. Visit Site

What can genomics do?

Quick video from NR-Can superbly explains what genomics can do for forestry. Visit Site

Mountain pine beetle

Forest pests like the mountain pine beetle can be better managed when we understand their DNA. Visit Site