2001 International Short Course in Forest Genetics & Tree Improvement
May 27-June 13, 2001
North Carolina State University
Who Should Attend
All foresters, managers, and administrators who want to enhance their skills in tree improvement or update their knowledge about tree improvement and silvicultural research on plantation forestry.
The course lectures will be given by members of the Department of Forestry of North Carolina State University and other international forestry experts. Daily lectures will be held from 8:00 until 17:00 each day at the McKimmon Center which is part of North Carolina State University campus. Field trips, special tours and other activities are also scheduled each week. The official language of instruction will be English. A five minute period at the end of each session will be reserved for a Spanish language summary of each lecture. See Detailed Agenda.
This course will carry Continuing Forestry Education credits (CFE) from the Society of American Foresters, Continuing Education Unit credits (CEU) from NC State and each participant will be awarded a Certificate of Completion for the course.
Participants will have to make their own hotel reservations. Participants will have the option to stay in either dormitory facilities located on NC State University Campus or at a local hotel close to campus. If participants choose to stay in a dormitory they will have access to all of the recreational facilities on campus including an indoor gym complete with weight rooms and a swimming pool and outdoor tennis and basketball courts. NC State University is located in Raleigh, North Carolina. Raleigh is the capitol of North Carolina and has many cultural, historical and entertainment attractions to enjoy.
Participants will be responsible for the cost and arrangements associated with traveling to NC State University. The airport servicing the Raleigh area is Raleigh-Durham International Airport. It is located 25 minutes west of the NC State campus on Interstate 40. There are several auto rental agencies located in the airport terminal for those who wish to rent a car. Arrangements will be made to pick up arriving participants if enough advanced notice is given.
Topics to be covered:
(Link to the 2001 Agenda is above.)
World Forestry Trends Eucalyptus/Gmelina/Acacia
Genetic Basis for Tree Improvement Progeny Testing
Tropical Hardwoods and Multipurpose Tree
Species: Distribution and Seed Collection
Mexican and Central American Pines
Initiating Tree Improvement Programs of
Indigenous and Exotic Species Biotechnology
Registration and Additional Information
1. To register on line, click ON-LINE REGISTRATION FORM.
This is an online pre-registration ONLY!! Registration
is complete upon receipt of
course payment of $1,800 US Dollars. Upon receipt of your registration form
and payment you will be sent a confirmation letter with additional
information about the course. Click here for Cost Summary.
2. For additional information contact the Forestry
Educational Outreach Program, NC State University, Campus Box 8003, Raleigh,
NC, 27695-8003, USA. Phone: (919) 515-3184, Fax number: (919) 515-6883,
The Forestry Educational Outreach
Program, the Department of Forestry and
North Carolina State University offer educational and employment opportunities to
all persons regardless of race, creed, gender, national origin, or disability