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2009-02-03 16:30 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)
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2012-05-31 17:45 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
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2012-06-01 18:56 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

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Genetically Engineered Forest Trees - Identifying Priorities for Ecological Risk Assessment
Institute of Forest Biotechnology
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Susan McCord
Executive Director
Institute of Forest Biotechnology
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Phone:+919 424 4461
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Day One

Context/Background Presentations
* What Can We Learn from Experience with Other GE Crops? (Allison Snow, Ph.D., Ohio State University)
* Technology Issues in Forestry (Peter Farnum, Ph.D., Weyerhaeuser Company (retired))

Panel One: Ecological Effects
* Invasive Plants: What Are *ey and Why Are *ey Relevant to You? (Sarah Reichard, Ph.D., University of Washington)
* Exquisite Site-Specific Adaptation in Conifers: Assembled by Selection, Eroded by Gene Flow (Jeffry Mitton, Ph.D., University of Colorado)
* Nontarget Organism Exposure and Risk Assessment (Jeff Wolt, Ph.D., Iowa State University)
* Multi-Level Stochastic Modeling for Risk Assessment (Alan Gelfand, Ph.D., Duke University)
* Full-Group Discussion of Ecological Effects

Panel Two: Gene Flow and Hybridization/Introgression
* Approaches for Tracking the Physical Movement of Pollen and Seed from Tree Plantations (Steve DiFazio, Ph.D., West Virginia University)
* Alternative Approach to Monitor Gene Flow and Introgression from GMOs to Wild Relatives (Nathalie Isabel, Ph.D., Natural Resources Canada)
* Transgenic Systems for Sterility in Populus (Amy Brunner, Ph.D., Virginia Tech)
* Full-Group Discussion of Gene Flow and Hybridization/Introgression

Panel Three: Fitness
* Modification of Trees for Fast Growth (Al Lucier, Ph.D., National Council for Air and Stream Improvement (NCASI))
* Manipulating Lignin Biosynthesis to Improve Populus as a Bio-Energy Feedstock (Rick Meilan, Ph.D., Purdue University)
* Blight-Resistant Transgenic Chestnut: Pie in the Sky or Peavey? (Laura Georgi, Ph.D., Clemson University)
* Full-Group Discussion of Fitness

Day One Recap Panel and Discussion

Day One Wrap-Up

Day Two
Group 1: Gene Flow and Containment
Group 2: Fitness
Group 3: Environmental Effects
Group 4: Baselines and Modeling
Discussion of Next Steps

Appendix A: References
Appendix B: Workshop Participants and Staff
Appendix C: Abbreviations
Thematic areas
Background material to the “Guidance on risk assessment of living modified organisms”
Is this document is recommend as background material for the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms”
Section(s) of the “Guidance on Risk Assessment of Living Modified Organisms” this background material is relevant
  • 4. Risk assessment of living modified trees
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  • Report / Review / Fact sheet / Notes
  • Conference paper / Proceedings
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Institute of Forest Biotechnology, Raleigh, NC
© 2008 The Institute of Forest Biotechnology. All Rights Reserved.
107-page report
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