Institute of

Forest Genetics

Secretariat Großhansdorf

Irene Joraszik

Sieker Landstraße 2
22927 Großhansdorf
Phone: +49 4102 696 0
Fax: +49 4102 696 200
fg@thuenen.de

Secretariat Waldsieversdorf

Rosi Adler

Eberswalder Chaussee 3a
15377 Waldsieversdorf
Phone: +49 33433 157 0
Fax: +49 33433 157 199
fg-ws@thuenen.de


Dr. habil. Bernd Degen

Head of the Institute of Forest Genetics

Dr. habil. Bernd  Degen
Address
Sieker Landstraße 2
22927 Großhansdorf
Phone
+49 4102 696 101
Fax
+49 4102 696 200
e-Mail
bernd.degen@thuenen.de

1987-1993: Study of forestry at Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany  

1993-1996: Doctorate at faculty of forestry at Georg-August-University Göttingen with doctoral thesis in forest genetics: ‘Modellgestützte Systemanalyse der Dynamik adaptiver Potentiale von Baumpopulationen’ (‘System analysis of the dynamics of adaptive potentials of tree populations by use of computer models’)  

10/1998 – 05/2004: Scientist and head of the forest genetic lab at INRA (INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE) in Kourou, French Guyana  

Since 06/2004: Director and Professor / Head of the Thuenen Institute of Forest Genetics, Germany  

12/2005: Habilitation at the Department of Biology at the University of Hamburg about the theme: “Studies on structure and dynamics of genetic variation of tree populations in temperate and tropical forests – contributions to a comparison”, Venia legendi for the area Applied Botany  

Since 2004: National coordinator of Germany for the European Network of Forest Genetic Resources (EUFORGEN) => www.euforgen.org  

Since 2004: Editor in Chief of the international journal Silvae Genetica => https://www.thuenen.de/en/fg/silvae-genetica/

Coordination and lead oft he following actual research projects:   ·        

  • Large scale project on genetic timber verification -(LargeScale); BMEL “Internationale nachhaltige Waldwirtschaft”, 10/2014-12/2017
  • DNA-basierte Arten- und Herkunftsbestimmung für Holz und Holzprodukte der Weißeichen -Sektion Quercus (DBU Weißeiche), Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, 10/2014-09/2016
  • Scientific support of the "Global Timber Tracking Networks (GTTN)", European Forest Institute (EFI), 11/2016-12/2019 

Participation in the following project

  • Genetic monitoring of beech and spruce in Germany to evaluate genetic adaptation to envirinmental conditions (GenMon), BMEL / BMUB "Waldklimafonds", 06/2016-09/2019

Publications

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  1. Degen B, Blanc-Jolivet C, Stierand K, Gillet E (2017) A nearest neighbour approach by genetic distance to the assignment of individual trees to geographic origin. Forensic Sci Int Genetics 27:132-141, DOI:10.1016/j.fsigen.2016.12.011
  2. Blanc-Jolivet C, Kersten B, Dainou K, Hardy OJ, Guichoux E, Delcamp A, Degen B (2017) Development of nuclear SNP markers for genetic tracking for Iroko, Milicia excelsa and Milicia regia. Conserv Genet Resources:in press, DOI:10.1007/s12686-017-0716-2
  3. Dainou K, Flot J-F, Degen B, Blanc-Jolivet C, Doucet J-L, Lassois L, Hardy OJ (2017) DNA taxonomy in the timber genus Milicia: evidence of unidirectional introgression in the West African contact zone. Tree Genetics Genomes 13(90):in Press, DOI:10.1007/s11295-017-1174-4
  4. Degen B (2017) DNA-Tests an Holzproben am Thünen-Institut : eine Zwischenbilanz nach vier Jahren - Zukünftig sollen auch Span- und Sperrholzplatten genetisch untersucht werden. Holz Zentralbl 143(24):553
  5. Kleinschmit JR, Arenhövel W, Degen B, Haverkamp M, Janßen A, Kätzel R, Konnert M, Rogge M, Rose B, Strich S, Voth W, Wolf H (2017) Empfehlungen für die Anlage von Samenplantagen zur Produktion gebietseigener Gehölze. Natur Landsch 92(5):221-227, DOI:10.17433/5.2017.50153469.221-227
  6. Schröder H, Degen B, Kersten B (2016) Anwenderfreundliche DNA-Marker zur Herkunftsidentifizierung von Eichenholz. Thünen Rep 45:66-73
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  7. Mader M, Kersten B, Pakull B, Blanc-Jolivet C, Degen B (2016) Assembly of tropical tree chloroplast genomes from NGS genome skimming data. In: 4th Plant Genomics Congress : Poster Presentation Abstract ; London, UK ; 9.5.2016-10.5.2016. London, p 21
  8. Schröder H, Cronn R, Yanbaev YA, Jennings T, Mader M, Degen B, Kersten B (2016) Development of molecular markers for determining continental origin of wood from White Oaks (Quercus L. sect. Quercus). PLoS One 11(6):e0158221, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0158221
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  9. Pakull B, Mader M, Kersten B, Ekue MR, Bouka Dipelet UG, Paulini M, Bouda ZH-N, Degen B (2016) Development of nuclear, chloroplast and mitochondrial SNP markers for Khaya sp.. Conserv Genet Resources 8(3):293-297, DOI:10.1007/s12686-016-0557-4
  10. Jardine DI, Blanc-Jolivet C, Dixon RR, Dormontt EE, Dunker B, Gerlach J, Kersten B, Dijk K-J van, Degen B, Lowe AJ (2016) Development of SNP markers for Ayous (Triplochiton scleroxylon K. Schum) an economically important tree species from tropical West and Central Africa. Conserv Genet Resources 8:129-139, DOI:10.1007/s12686-016-0529-8

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