knowledge FOR forests

Creating bridges between science and everyday life. With the same vision in mind: to enjoy the benefits of the forests and nature. For us and for the next generations.

Forest Science for Future Forests: Forest genetic monitoring and biodiversity in changing environments LIFEGENMON conference

Final LIFEGENMON conference

Event/monitoring site map


Monitoring sites

Media spotlight

Soil etiquette

The pathway for efficient operations in private forests

Detection and control of forest invasive alien species in a dynamic world

Brochure Life Lynx

LIFE Lynx project Bulletin

Life for European forest genetic monitoring system

Children’s book Journey to a Big Forest

Children’s books Guardians of the Forest

Forest diary

Code "Visiting nature in Slovenia"

Visiting the bear

Handbook for learning and play in the forest

Project logo


Genetic diversity ensures survival and adaptability of forest trees under changing environmental conditions and is needed to maintain the vitality of forests to cope with pests and diseases. Forest genetic resources face a large number of increasing threats. By introducing genetic monitoring into conservation programs and sustainable forest management one has the tool in hand to assess information on relevant changes of a species and populations’ adaptive and neutral genetic variation through time. Based on indicators and their verifiers it can serve as an early warning system to aid the assessment of a species response to environmental change at a long-term temporal scale.


The LIFEGENMON project (LIFE ENV/SI/000148) is co-financed by the European LIFE financial programme, the national ministries in Slovenia, Germany, and Greece, and all project beneficiaries.