NEW DATE: Monday, February 12, 2018 at 2:00 pm Eastern Time
Watch the webinar recording below:
Using Genomic Tools to Understand and Manage Adaptation to Climate
– Sally Aitken, University of British Columbia – View Bio
Sally Aitken is a Professor and Associate Dean, Research and Innovation, in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, and Director of the Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics. Sally obtained her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research integrates phenotypic, genomic and climatic data to understand the processes driving local adaptation in trees, and develops tools for managing and conserving tree populations in a changing climate. She has led two multi-institutional large-scale applied research projects funded by Genome Canada, AdapTree and CoAdapTree, focussed on developing genomic approaches and tools to guide reforestation and breeding for new climates. She received the Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award in 2009, the International Union of Forest Research Organization’s Scientific Achievement Award in 2014, was named a Wall Scholar in the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies in 2014, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2017.