What is AForGeN?

AForGeN is a network of scientists from Europe and the US who share an interest in the genetic resources of high mountain forests. The aim of the network is an intensive exchange of information and the development of a cross-border research network for the study of adaptation processes in alpine forest ecosystems.

TREES are the main components of most alpine ecosystems, and provide habitats for a variety of macro- and micro-organisms. Therefore, AForGeN believes that cultivating an understanding of the genetic and genomic mechanisms of these trees is of critical importance.

AForGeN 2018 Meeting Information

Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
21-23 June, 2018

Travel Information

Date: 21.-23. June, arrival to hotel 20. June, departure 23. June after the meeting finishes around lunch time.

Location: Ramada resort Kranjska Gora, https://www.hit-alpinea.si/en/ramada-resort-kranjska-gora

The mail for reserving the room at the Ramada Resort hotel is: info@mountvacation.com and cc to marjana.westergren@gozdis.si. Please reserve your room by Friday 9. March and provide the code AFORGEN.

It is a large hotel, unlike what you are used to in AFORGEN but it is right under the mountains and very close to a lake, forests and the biggest ski jumps in Europe. It is also easily accessible from the Ljubljana airport (45 min) and by car.

Price for single bedroom is 86 EUR per night per person + 1.9 EUR tax, for a room with double bed it is 66 per night per person + 1.9 EUR tax for those who are willing to share. The price includes:

21.6. breakfast and lunch

22.6. breakfast and dinner

23.6. breakfast (it is possible to have lunch on this day, if not the room price decreases by 10 EUR)

Please specify if you want a single or double room. In the later case, please add the name of the person you will be sharing the room with.

There is a possibility for the hotel to organize transfer from the Ljubljana airport; price for a car with 3-4 people is 80 EUR, for a van for 7 people 120 EUR per direction. Shuttle transport GoOpti is another option: https://www.goopti.com/en/

Meeting Schedule

The meeting will have a standard format: Thursday – contributed presentations, Friday – trip, Saturday – business meeting.

If you already have an idea for your presentation (or as soon as it appears), please send the tentative title to marjana.westergren@gozdis.si so we can start preparing the contributed presentations programme.

On Friday there will be a trip to Sleme, one can either walk directly from the hotel (3.5 hours on foot) or drive to the mountain pass Vršič (1611 m), from where Sleme is 2 hours away, passing on the way the oldest trees in Slovenia. For those who would like to continue, there is a ferrata following the north wall of Mojstrovka (2333 m) to its top and down the south face to Vršič again (extra 3 hours). Lunch in a mountain hut on Vršič.