Genomics - for a more profitable and sustainable forestry sector


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Thursday January 5, 2017

Genomics - for a more profitable and sustainable forestry sector

Discover how genomics contributes to the development of productive and healthy forests. It can offset the impacts of climate change, boost forest productivity, monitor biodiversity and track invasive species for trees of economic importance, such as the white spruce and balsam fir. 


Our team will regularly feature a video on the impact of genomics in key sectors of Québec's economy. Next to come, the environment sector.



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.


For example, genomics can help us identify disease and pest outbreaks earlier so we can quickly take preventative action to protect our forests.

 
Genomics can also help the forest industry improve production, reduce losses and enhance sustainability.



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