Alpine Seed Conservation and Research Network

The Network focuses on seed collection, germination and survival of species along an elevation gradient, effects of provenances in Saxifraga species and germination dynamics

David and Claudia Harding Foundation


Analysis of Norway spruce rust resistance

The project focuses on identification of genetic and chemical markers for spruce resistance to needle rust, development of new methods to quantify infections, and vegetative reproduction of promising clones.



Embolism formation and repair in the xylem of angiosperm seedlings

Main objective of this study is the imaging of embolism formation and repair in seedlings of different angiosperm species (Acer, Beech, Apple) by x-ray computed microtomography. Scans are perfomed at the Elettra Synchroton Trieste.


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