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

Katharina Liepe

Employee in the Project "FitForClim" / Field of Activity Provenance and Breeding Research

 Katharina  Liepe
Sieker Landstraße 2
22927 Großhansdorf
+49 4102 696 154
+49 4102 696 200

2007-2010 BSc in Forest Sciences at University of Freiburg, Germany  

2011-2014 MSc in Forest Sciences at University of Freiburg, Germany, and Renewable Resources at University of Alberta, Canada; dual degree master program TRANSatlantic FORestry Master     

My MSc project focused on adaptations to climate in populations of lodgepole pine and interior spruce across a range of contrasting environments in western Canada which were assessed as quantitative traits in common garden experiments. This study was realized as part of the AdapTree project (  

Since 2014 research fellow at Thünen Institute, participating in the project FitForClim that aims to provide a foundation for a sustainable supply of high-quality forest reproductive material (i.e. forest tree seeds) to ensure long term forest productivity under changing environmental conditions.


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  1. Liesebach M, Liepe KJ (2019) Forstpflanzenzüchtung in Deutschland im Aufwind : Entwicklung und aktuelle Herausforderungen. ProWald(5):4-7
  2. Liepe KJ, Liesebach M (2018) Züchtung leistungs- und anpassungsfähiger Douglasien für zukünftige Waldgenerationen. In: Ammer C, Bredemeier M, Arnim G von (eds) FowiTa : Forstwissenschaftliche Tagung 2018 Göttingen ; Programm & Abstracts ; 24. bis 26. September 2018. Göttingen: Univ Göttingen, Fakultät für Forstwissenschaften und Waldökologie, p 55
  3. Liepe KJ, Liesebach M (2017) Einfluss der Genetik auf das Wachstum genauer bestimmen. AFZ Wald 72(10):25-27
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  4. Liepe KJ, Liesebach M (2017) Verwendungszonen für Vermehrungsgut von Douglasie auf Basis von Klimadaten und Herkunftsversuchen. Beitr Nordwestdt Forstl Versuchsanst 16:39-54
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  5. Yeaman S, Hodgins KA, Lotterhos KE, Suren H, Nadeau S, Degner JC, Nurkowski KA, Smets P, Wang T, Gray LK, Liepe KJ, Hamann A, Holliday JA, Whitlock MC, Rieseberg LH, Aitken SN (2016) Convergent local adaptation to climate in distantly related conifers. Science 353(6306):1431-1433, DOI:10.1126/science.aaf7812
  6. Liepe KJ, Liesebach M (2016) Die Berücksichtigung kleinräumiger Standortsunterschiede verbessert die Evaluation von Nachkommenschaftsprüfungen. Thünen Rep 45:78-88
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  7. Liepe KJ, Hamann A, Smets P, Fitzpatrick CR, Aitken SN (2015) Adaptation of lodgepole pine and interior spruce to climate: implications for reforestation in a warming world. Evol Appl 9(2):409-419, DOI:10.1111/eva.12345
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  8. Gapare WJ, Ivkovic M, Liepe KJ, Hamann A, Low CB (2015) Drivers of genotype by environmental interaction in radiata pine as indicated by multivariate regression trees. Forest Ecol Manag 353:21-29, DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2015.05.027
  9. Gray LK, Liepe KJ, Hamann A, Aitken SN (2015) Geographic patterns of genetic variation observed in adaptive SNPs, growth chamber common gardens, and long-term field trials: implications for adaptation to climate change. In: Vettori C, Vendramin GG, Paffetti D, Travaglini D (eds) IUFRO Tree Biotechnology 2015 Conference : "Forests: the importance to the planet and society" ; 8-12 June 2015, Florence, Italy ; Proceedings. Florenz: IUFRO, p 81
  10. Liepe KJ, Schröder J, Wojacki J (2015) Neue Perspektiven der Züchtung für Douglasie und Waldkiefer. AFZ Wald 70(11):27-29
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