Dr. Xiao-Ru Wang
Title: Seed orchards – linking basic research and forest production
Xiao-Ru Wang is a Professor in plant genetics at the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science, Umeå Plant Science Centre, Umeå University, and an Adjunct Professor at the Beijing Forestry University, China. Her research covers population genetics and phylogenetic history of Eurasian conifer species. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in genetics and evolution and molecular ecology. Recently she leads a few research projects in Sweden on genetic function of pine and spruce seed orchards and the related consequences for forest production and long-term adaptation to changing climate.
Xiao-Ru received her PhD in Forest Genetics from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (1992) and MSc (1987) and BSc (1984) in agronomy from Beijing Forestry University, China.