Colloquium with Sally Aitken

Please join us on November 20  12:30 – 1:45 pm in GEOG room 229 for a colloquium with Sally Aitken.

Sally is a Professor and Associate Dean, Research and Innovation, in the Faculty of Forestry at the University of British Columbia, and Director of the Centre for Forest Conservation Genetics.  Sally obtained her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.  Her research integrates phenotypic, genomic and climatic data to understand the processes driving local adaptation in trees, and develops tools for managing and conserving tree populations in a changing climate.  She has led two multi-institutional large-scale applied research projects funded by Genome Canada, AdapTree and CoAdapTree, focused on developing genomic approaches and tools to guide reforestation and breeding for new climates.  She rececived the Canadian Forestry Scientific Achievement Award in 2009, the International Union of Forest Research Organization’s Scientific Achievement Award in 2014, was named a Wall Scholar in the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies in 2014, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2017.

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