Project Code: ANC-01-051
Program: FRIP
Sponsor:Alberta Newsprint Inc.

Object & Deliverables

The object was to support research of Industrial Research Chair Barb Thomas at University of Alberta on tree improvement programs in Alberta, to examine current growth increases and future AAC Implications.

Work by Dr. Thomas and her colleagues and undergraduates was in the area of:

  • Forest genetics
  • Conifer tree improvement
  • Deciduous tree improvement
  • Quantitative Genetics
  • Genetic Gain
  • Tree breeding
  • Deployment policy
  • Hybrid vigour
  • Ecophysiology
  • Climate change

Final Report

Funding was provided for 2015,2016,2017,2018 and 2019. The project concluded in 2020 and was replaced by a new project.