Through the development and application of genomics innovation, we are improving stewardship of the long-term health, resilience and sustainability of Alberta’s forests and forest sector.

Growing Alberta’s Forests of the Future

Our forests hold and create a lot of value from the biodiversity they support, to the carbon they sequester, to the wood products they provide and the jobs they create. We are applying powerful genomics tools and technologies to gain insights at the molecular level to improve forest management and best practices at the landscape level. New insights into the genetic traits our trees of tomorrow will need to survive drought, heat, pest outbreaks and disease are influencing planting decisions today. Genomics innovations are here to open opportunities in new markets for bio-products, enhance environmental performance and improve bottom-lines.

We are here to assist you in making connections and leveraging opportunities for funding and partnerships. Reach out to our team to get started.
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Genomics & Forestry

What's in the Video

How genomics can help the forest industry.

How we use genomics in forestry to help tree breeders.

How genomics can help us identify disease and pest outbreaks earlier.
The future of genomics in the forest industry.

Making Cutting-Edge Research Possible

Funding Opportunities

Genome Alberta offers a range of funding opportunities including support for genomics research in the forestry sector.

Project Portfolio

Our project portfolio comprises a diverse range of initiatives that are driving advances in genomics research and innovation across a variety of sectors, from human health to agriculture to energy and the environment.




  • Climate adaptation
  • Increased productivity
  • Improving the sustainability of the sector
  • Genomics-informed breeding and selection
  • Enhancing the usability of sector waste through the application of genomic technologies

Read more about Sector Priorities in our Sector Strategy

Canada’s Genome Centres collaborated to produce a series of sector strategies focused on the future of genomics.Genomics is equipping agriculture with cutting-edge science and technology. It made sense for Genome Canada, and the six regional centres, to develop a strategic approach to drive growth, productivity, commercialization, and global competitiveness.

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We’re Here to Help.

For almost 20 years, we’ve supported the development and deployment of genomics-enabled solutions by initiating, funding and managing research programs and partnerships. Let’s connect.
  • Available funding opportunities
  • Facilitating partnerships
  • Building additional expertise and resources for your team
  • …and more

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