Institute of

Forest Genetics

Secretariat Großhansdorf

Irene Joraszik

Sieker Landstraße 2
22927 Großhansdorf
Phone: +49 4102 696 0
Fax: +49 4102 696 200

Location manager Waldsieversdorf

  • Volker Schneck

Secretariat Waldsieversdorf

Stefanie Mordau

Eberswalder Chaussee 3a
15377 Waldsieversdorf
Phone: 0334331570
Fax: +49 33433 157 199

Dr. habil. Bernd Degen

Head of the Institute of Forest Genetics

Dr. habil. Bernd  Degen
Sieker Landstraße 2
22927 Großhansdorf
+49 4102 696 101
+49 4102 696 200

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) =>  

Since 2004: Editor in Chief of the international journal Silvae Genetica =>

Coordination and lead oft he following actual research projects:   ·        

  • A new test approach to identify the origin of forest reproductive material in Europe (Origin); BMEL & BMU, Waldklimafonds, 12/2019-12/2020 =>
  • 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


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  1. Tysklind N, Blanc-Jolivet C, Mader M, Meyer-Sand BRV, Paredes-Villanueva K, Honorio Coronado EN, Garcia-Davila CR, Sebbenn AM, Caron H, Troispoux V, Guichoux E, Degen B (2019) Development of nuclear and plastid SNP and INDEL markers for population genetic studies and timber traceability of Carapa species. Conserv Genet Resources 11(3):337-339, DOI:10.1007/s12686-019-01090-2
  2. Honorio Coronado EN, Blanc-Jolivet C, Mader M, Garcia-Davila CR, Sebbenn AM, Meyer-Sand BRV, Paredes-Villanueva K, Tysklind N, Troispoux V, Massot M, Degen B (2019) Development of nuclear and plastid SNP markers for genetic studies of Dipteryx tree species in Amazonia. Conserv Genet Resources 11(3):333-336, DOI:10.1007/s12686-019-01081-3
  3. Schmitz N, Blanc-Jolivet C, Cervera MT, Chavesta M, Cronn R, Deklerck V, Diaz-Sala C, Dormontt EE, Gasson P, Gehl D, Haag V, Hermanson JC, Honorio Coronado EN, Lancaster C, Lens F, Liendo Hoyos EP, Martinez-Jarquin S, Montenegro R, Degen B, Koch G, et al (2019) General sampling guide for timber tracking : How to collect reference samples for timber identification. GTTN, 43 p, DOI:10.13140/RG.2.2.26883.96806
  4. Degen B, Yanbaev R, Yanbaev YA (2019) Genetic differentiation of Quercus robur in the South-Ural. Silvae Genetica 68(1):111-115, DOI:10.2478/sg-2019-0019
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  5. Pakull B, Ekue MRM, Bouka Dipelet UG, Doumenge C, McKey DB, Loumeto JJ, Opuni-Frimpong E, Yorou SN, Nacoulma BMY, Guelly KA, Ramamonjisoa L, Thomas D, Guichoux E, Loo J, Degen B (2019) Genetic diversity and differentiation among the species of African mahogany (Khaya spp.) based on a large SNP array. Conserv Genet(20):1035-1044, DOI:10.1007/s10592-019-01191-3
  6. Chaves CL, Blanc-Jolivet C, Sebbenn AM, Mader M, Meyer-Sand BRV, Paredes-Villanueva K, Honorio Coronado EN, Garcia-Davila CR, Tysklind N, Troispoux V, Massot M, Degen B (2019) Nuclear and chloroplastic SNP markers for genetic studies of timber origin for Hymenaea trees. Conserv Genet Resources 11(3):329-331, DOI:10.1007/s12686-018-1077-1
  7. Sebbenn AM, Blanc-Jolivet C, Mader M, Meyer-Sand BRV, Paredes-Villanueva K, Honorio Coronado EN, Garcia-Davila CR, Tysklind N, Troispoux V, Delcamp A, Degen B (2019) Nuclear and plastidial SNP and INDEL markers for genetic tracking studies of Jacaranda copaia. Conserv Genet Resources 11(3):341-343, DOI:10.1007/s12686-019-01097-9
  8. Schröder H, Yanbaev YA, Kersten B, Degen B (2019) Short note: Development of a new set of SNP markers to measure genetic diversity and genetic differentiation of Mongolian oak (Quercus mon­golica Fisch. ex Ledeb.) in the Far East of Russia. Silvae Genetica 68(1):85-91, DOI:10.2478/sg-2019-0016
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  9. Blanc-Jolivet C, Yanbaev YA, Kersten B, Degen B (2018) A set of SNP markers for timber tracking of Larix spp. in Europe and Russia. Forestry 91(5):614–628, DOI:10.1093/forestry/cpy020
  10. 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 109(5):543-552, DOI:10.1093/jhered/esy017

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