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Vulnerability of the narrow endemic Cedrus brevifolia from Cyprus (CEDRUS)

Funding Agency: *Research Promotion Foundation.

Host organisation: Frederick Research Centre (NCU members participate in the project)

Partners: French National Institute for Agriculture Research (INRA) - Avignon Unit; Demokritos University of Thrace - Department of Forestry and Management of the Environment and Natural Resources; Department of Forests (Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment).

Project's Main Objective: The objectives of this project are the detection of the gene and phenotypic-anatomic traits diversity of Cedrus brevifolia, as a consequence of this species' adaptation (genetic and morphological) in its natural population. The influence of local environmental conditions (i.e. meteorological and soil data) to the shaped adaptation will be assessed. The results could suggest the ability of the C. brevifolia population to adapt efficiently and rapidly to changed circumstances (i.e. climatic change, diseases). Finally, the project aims to add new information towards developing a conservation strategy of the Cyprus cedar genetic resources, through a sustainable management of its one population.
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Project Code: DIDAKTOR/0609/13

* The project is co-funded by the Republic of Cyprus and the European Regional Development Fund (European Union).

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