NordGen Forest Conference 2022 - Scoping our forests for the future

AF Borgen, Lund, Sweden

27-28 September 2022


The forest section of the Nordic Genetic Resource Centre – NordGen Forest and partners are happy to invite you to a Nordic forest conference in September 2022.

NordGen Forest is a joint Nordic forum for researchers, practitioners, forest managers and policy makers. Our aim is to connect people and disseminate knowledge through conferences and thematic days, as well as through other information and public awareness work. Our main topics are establishment of forest and adaptation to climate change, plants and seed production and breeding, as well as management of forest genetic diversity.

NordGen Forest turned 50 years in 2020. Through two years of corona and shut down, we have been waiting to celebrate with you in person. We are looking forward to seeing you at the conference and are very happy to invite you to a postponed celebrational dinner in the evening of the conference, on 27 September.

Students, young researchers and practitioners in nurseries are especially invited. 

Presentations will be held in English and gathers speakers from the whole Nordic region and beyond.The conference is open to a wide audience. Please register your participation before 15 August 2022.


See you in Lund in September!


From Tuesday September 27th 2022 at 09:00
To Wednesday September 28th 2022 at 16:30
Monday August 15th 2022 at 12:00

Draft Program

Still under development

  • 27. September

  • 09.00 - 09.30

    Registration and coffee

  • 09.30 - 09.45

    Welcome speeches

  • 09.45 - 10.00

    Strategy for European Forest Genetic Resources – What’s in it for the Nordic region

    Anna Maria Farsakoglu, EUFORGEN

  • 10.00 - 12.00

    Target species for the future – in a changing climate

    (Including a short coffee break)

    • How to choose the best species and seeds for the future?

    • Latest development in breeding, including Nordic breeding of birch

    • Assisted migration of trees – how to push them in the right direction?

  • 12.00 - 13.30

    Lunch and poster session

  • 13.30 - 14.30

    Seedling production and planting – Bottlenecks and opportunities ahead

    • Nursery issues – challenges and opportunities
      Jörgen Hajek, Skogforsk Sweden

    • Direct seeding of pine

    • Diplodia in Scots pine,
      Eeva-Liisa Terhonen, Luke

  • 14.30 - 15.00


  • 15.00 - 17.00

    Resilient stands – Challenges and options for the future

    • Systematic monitoring of regeneration sites across Sweden (“Föryngringskollen”)

    • Restoration of mixed species stands for multiple use,
      Magnus Löf, SLU

    • Close to nature forestry

  • 19.00 -

    50 years Anniversary dinner at AF Borgen, Lund

  • 28 September

  • 09.00 - 16.30

    Excursion Day

    Forest excursion in the area around Lund and Skåne. Including a trip to the southern research station Ekebo which is one of the breeding centers operated by the Forest Research Institute of Sweden (Skogforsk).

    The bus will take you to Malmö Central Station at the latest by 1630 CET.

Accommodation in Lund

Rooms have been reserved at a special price in three different hotels in Lund. The participants at the conference are asked to please contact the hotel directly for individual booking of rooms. Payments will be settled directly with the hotel. To be sure the rooms will still be available at the given price, please book your rooms before 15 August.

Hotel Lundia:
Located in the city centre, close to the conference venue.
Single rooms: SEK 1295,-
Please make your reservations by using code “860956 NordGen” to e-mail:

Hotel Bishops Arms:
Located in the city centre, close to the conference venue. Only a few rooms available.
Single rooms: SEK 1390,-
Double rooms for single use: SEK 1590,-
Please make your reservations by using code “NORD260922” to e-mail:

Located around 2 km from the city centre.
Single rooms: SEK 1250,-
Double rooms: SEK 1350,-
Please make your reservations by using the link to the web page: NordGen



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There will be a poster session on 27 September.  With support from SNS and Föreningen Skogsträdsförädling we will offer to cover travel and accommodation for some PhD students, young researchers or young practitioners from Nordic or Baltic countries, presenting posters relevant for forest genetic resources, plant production and forest regeneration.


Please send an abstract and your contact information to before 15 June if you want apply for the funding to present a poster.