Dr Hayley Tumas

Research Interests

Forestry Genomics

Genomic selection could dramatically accelerate the breeding process and increase the rate of yield gains for the UK forestry industry. However, research is still needed to develop the necessary genomic tools and get high accuracy genomic prediction models for forest tree species. My contribution to this research is helping to build a genetic linkage map for Sitka spruce (Picea sitchensis), one of the primary species used in UK forestry.