Genomics in Society


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Climate change poses urgent social, ecological, and economic questions for coastal forests. Genomics offer crucial tools for understanding and responding to climate impacts.



Habitat change

Disease resistance

Warming temperatures is causing the geographic range of tree species to shift. Will trees be able to keep up with range shifts? How will forest composition change as temperatures rise?

Populations of some pathogenic insects, fungi, and other organisms are boosted by warmer climates. Can genomics help increase tree immunity?





Traditional foods, medicines, and cultural keystone species are on the frontlines of climate change. Can genomics predict resource availability and health impacts of climate change?

The impacts of climate change are myriad and unpredictable. Can genomics provide a framework for real-time climate tracking and intergenerational learning on climate pasts and futures?