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. Chaves CL, Degen B, Pakull B, Mader M, Honorio E, Ruas P, Tysklind N, Sebbenn AM (2018) Assessing the ability of chloroplast and nuclear DNA gene markers to verify the geographic origin of Jatoba (Hymenaea courbaril L.) timber. J Heredity:in Press, DOI:10.1093/jhered/esy017
  2. Mader M, Pakull B, Blanc-Jolivet C, Paulini-Drewes M, Bouda ZH-N, Degen B, Small I, Kersten B (2018) Complete chloroplast genome sequences of four Meliaceae species and comparative analyses. Int J Mol Sci 19(3):701, DOI:10.3390/ijms19030701
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  3. Schröder H, Degen B (2018) Einsatz molekularer Marker zur Art- und Herkunftsbestimmung von Bäumen und Holz. Jb Baumpflege 22:261-266
  4. 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
  5. Kersten B, Mader M, Müller N, Schröder H, Pakull B, Blanc-Jolivet C, Liesebach H, Liesebach M, Degen B, Fladung M (2017) Application of NGS to develop molecular markers for monitoring and selection purposes in the context of climate change. In: International Union of Forest Research Organizations (ed) IUFRO 125th anniversary congress 2017 : 18-22 September 2017, Freiburg, Germany.
  6. 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 9(4):531-533, DOI:10.1007/s12686-017-0716-2
  7. Blanc-Jolivet C, Kersten B, Bourland N, Guichoux E, Delcamp A, Doucet J-L, Degen B (2017) Development of nuclear SNP markers for the timber tracking of the African tree species Sapelli, Entandrophragma cylindricum. Conserv Genet Resources:in Press, DOI:10.1007/s12686-017-0872-4
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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