The NordGen Forest scholarships should contribute to common Nordic benefit by supporting education, continuing education and knowledge exchange for persons working or studying within forest seed or plant production, regeneration methods and tree breeding in the Nordic countries.
Below you will find summaries of the most recent activities supported by NordGen Forest.
Lars Drössler/SLU, Sweden: Grant for organizing the workshop “Oak trees in conifer-dominated forest”
Seppo Ruotsalainen/LUKE, Finland: Travel grant for participation to the IUFRO seed orchard conference in Bålsta, Sweden
Gunilla Holmberg/Massbybacka tree nursery, Finland: Study trips to Sweden to find good northern sources of seed for Fagus sylvatica, Quercus robur, Prunus avium and other species (Delayed until 2017)
Gunvor Grimeland Koller, Norway: Travel grant for her master thesis on “Plant quality and establishment”
Antti Lännenpää/Fin Forelia Oy, Finland: Trip to Sweden to study new trends in seedling production and possible cooperation
Sigríður Hrefna Pálsdóttir, Iceland: Travel grant to map and categorize forest plots in Iceland
Birgit Sundbø Hagalid, Norway: Travel grant for her master thesis on Fagus sylvatica, registrations in a common garden trial
Lars Hagen Haugsrud, Norway: Travel grant and equipment for master thesis, comparing manual and mechanical planting of Norway spruce (Picea abies)
Skogplanter Midt-Norge AS, Norway: Visits to Ekebo, as part of a preliminary study to establish a breeding centre for Mid-Norway
Ingeborg Anker-Rasch, Norway: Costs of experiments during master thesis
Brynjar Skulason, Iceland: Establishment of the course “Road building for planting and forest management in hilly landscape in Iceland”
Mats Eriksson, Sweden: Participation at the FGN – Field Geneticists Network 2015
Ines Vodopija, Finland: Travel costs and accommodation for field work of the master thesis on high quality beech silviculture and management
Agnes Bondesson and Hanna Andre, Sweden: Field work in Iceland, to study soil temperatures’ effect on the growth of Sitka spruce. Their work published at SLU: How increased soil temperature affects photosynthesis and soil respiration in a boreal forest.
Emad Jaber, Finland: Attendance at the XVI International Congress on Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions XVI IS-MPMI 2014
Teijo Nikkanen, Finland: Participation in the Annual meeting of Nordic Arboretum Committee (NAC) in Oslo, September 2014: “Selection of plants for urban forestry and urban greening” . Nikkanens presentation at the meeting: “New ornamental cultivars from special forms of Norway spruce” .
Marja-Leena Kilpeläinen, Finland: Travel support for participation at FGN (Field Geneticists Network) meeting in Sweden in autumn 2013
Cecilia Malmqvist og Kristina Wallertz, Sweden: Study trip to Denmark to gain more knowledge on growth of douglas fir (in Swedish only)
Trysil planteskole (nursery), Norway: Thematic trip to Swedish nurseries, for experience exchange on work against weevil attacks (report only in Norwegian) More information in English here .
Tiina Ylioja, Finland: Study trip to Sweden, to increase knowledge on the use of injectable insecticides in seed orchards and to plan and discuss co-operative research . See also article published in Taimiuutiset 3/2013 (“Seedling News”) (in Finnish).
Responsible: Kjersti Bakkebø Fjellstad