Dr. Jaroslaw Burczyk

Kazimierz Wielki University

Title: Monitoring mating patterns in seed orchards: adjusting expectations to reality

Jaroslaw Burczyk is a Professor in Biology (PhD in biology, 1992). He has long experience in population genetics of forest trees, including gene flow, mating systems and management of forest genetic resources. His particular interests are management of forest genetic resources in natural and artificial populations (seed orchards). He works on statistical mating models (e.g., neighborhood model) to investigate the determinants of reproductive success. Currently he is head of Department of Genetics, and Vice Rector for Science of Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland. He gained scientific experience through extended sabbaticals in Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA (Fulbright Fellowship) and ENGREF-INRA, Nancy, France.