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. Pascal Eusemann

Research fellow in the Field of Activity ‘Ecological Genetics’, Project ‘Beech Seeds’

Dr. Pascal  Eusemann
Eberswalder Chaussee 3a
15377 Waldsieversdorf
+49 033433 157 190
+49 33433 157 199

2001 - 2006: Undergraduate studies of Biology at Mainz University, Germany. Majors in botany, zoology, and paleontology.  

2006 - 2010: Postgraduate studies at Greifswald University, Germany. My PhD thesis focused on population genetics and reproduction biology of Euphrates poplar (Populus euphratica) under the hyperarid conditions of the Taklimakan desert in Xinjiang, NW China.  

2011: Postdoctoral position within the project “FastWOOD” at Marburg University, Germany. Here, I worked on the development and optimization of molecular tools to identify and characterize poplar clones and varieties for use in short rotation coppices.  

2011 - 2014: Postdoctoral position at Greifswald University. In the course of my project here, we studied the effects of climate change on population genetics and reproduction dynamics of white spruce (Picea glauca) at arctic and alpine treelines in Alaska, USA. This project incorporated molecular markers, dendrochronological tools, and stable isotopes in order to understand how tree populations in these extreme habitats reacted to recent climate change during the 20th century and how ongoing climate change might shape future development of these populations.  

Since 2014: Postdoctoral position at the Thünen-Institute of Forest Genetics, Waldsieversdorf, Germany. My current project focuses on the production of high-quality forest reproductive material, i.e. forest tree seeds that are used to establish new forests or to rejuvenate existing ones. In this project, we study how different management strategies in beech forests affect the genetic composition and constitution of the harvest and, possibly, the adaptability of plants produced from such seeds to changing environmental conditions.  

Link to the project page:  

Since 2016 I also participate in the joint project FitForClim, a project that aims to lay the foundation for a sustainable supply of markets with high-quality forest reproductive material (i.e. forest tree seeds) which is able to ensure long term forest productivity under changing environmental conditions.  

Link to the project page:


Results 11 - 20 of 22

Begin   back   next   end

  1. Eusemann P, Liesebach H (2017) Die "Championbuche" (Fagus sylvatica L.) von Hoppenrade (Prignitz): Bündelpflanzung oder ein einziger Baum? Mitt Dt Dendrol Gesellsch 102:347-352
  2. Wilmking M, Buras A, Eusemann P, Schnittler M, Trouillier M, Würth DG, Lange J, Maaten-Theunissen M van der, Juday GP (2017) High frequency growth variability of White spruce clones does not differ from non-clonal trees at Alaskan treelines. Dendrochronologia 44:187-192, DOI:10.1016/j.dendro.2017.05.005
  3. Eusemann P, Liesebach M, Liesebach H (2017) Mit Drohnen Ernteaussichten in Saatgutbeständen erkunden. AFZ Wald 72(10):28-30
    pdf document (limited accessibility) 739 kb
  4. Eusemann P, Preuss A, Liesebach M, Liesebach H (2017) Optimierte Saatgutqualität durch einzelbaumweise Beerntung - eine Untersuchung an Buche (Fagus sylvatica L.). Forstarchiv 88(1):17-23, DOI:10.4432/0300-4112-88-17
  5. Schnittler M, Dagamac NHA, Sauke M, Wilmking M, Buras A, Ahlgrimm S, Eusemann P (2016) Data on the occurrence of corticolous myxomycetes from Denali National Park, Alaska. Data Brief 7:1196-1198, DOI:10.1016/j.dib.2016.03.048
    pdf document (limited accessibility) 164 kb
  6. Schnittler M, Dagamac NHA, Sauke M, Wilmking M, Buras A, Ahlgrimm S, Eusemann P (2016) Ecological factors limiting occurrence of corticolous myxomycetes - a case study from Alaska. Fungal Ecol 21:16-23, DOI:10.1016/j.funeco.2016.02.003
  7. Eusemann P, Schnittler M, Nilsson H, Jumppone A, Dahl MB, Würth DG, Buras A, Wilmking M, Unterseher M (2016) Habitat conditions and phenological tree traits overrule the influence of tree genotype in the needle mycobiome-Picea glauca system at an arctic treeline ecotone. New Phytol 211(4):221-1231, DOI:10.1111/nph.13988
  8. Buras A, Maaten-Theunissen M van der, Maaten ECD van der, Ahlgrimm S, Hermann P, Simard S, Heinrich I, Helle G, Unterseher M, Schnittler M, Eusemann P, Wilmking M (2016) Tuning the voices of a choir: detecting ecological gradients in time-series populations. PLoS One 11(7):e0158346, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0158346
    pdf document (limited accessibility) 2766 kb
  9. Liesebach H, Eusemann P, Liesebach M (2015) Verwandtschaftsbeziehungen innerhalb von Prüfgliedern in Herkunftsversuchen - Beispiel Buche (Fagus sylvatica L.). Forstarchiv 86(6):174-182, DOI:10.4432/0300-4112-86-174
  10. Eusemann P, Herzig P, Kiess M, Ahlgrimm S, Herrmann P, Wilmking M, Schnittler M (2014) Three microsatellite multiplex PCR assay allowing high resolution genotyping of white spruce, Picea glauca. Silvae Genetica 63(5):230-234

Results 11 - 20 of 22

Begin   back   next   end

More Publications

hits: 8

  1. Eusemann P, Petzold A, Thevs N, Schnittler M (2013) Growth patterns and genetic structure of Populus euphratica Oliv. (Salicaceae) forests in NW China - Implications for conservation and management. Forest Ecol Manag(297):27-36, DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2013.02.009
  2. Petzold A, Pfeiffer T, Jansen F, Eusemann P, Schnittler M (2013) Sex ratios and clonal growth in dioecious Populus euphratica Oliv., Xinjiang Prov., Western China. Trees 27(3):729-744, DOI:10.1007/s00468-012-0828-y
  3. Schnittler M, Eusemann P (2010) Consequences of genotyping errors for estimation of clonality: a case study on Populus euphatica Oliv. (Salicaceae). Evol Ecol 24(6):1417-1432, DOI:10.1007/s10682-010-9389-y
  4. Eusemann P (2010) Population genetics and reproduction biology of Populus euphratica OLIV. (Salicaceae) at the Tarim River, Xinjiang Province, NW China. Greifswald: Universität Greifswald, 104 p, Greifswald, Univ, Diss, 2010
  5. Eusemann P, Fehrenz S, Schnittler M (2009) Development of two microsatellite multiplex PCR systems for high throughput genotyping in Populus euphratica. J Forest Res 20(3):195-198, DOI:10.1007/s11676-009-0038-7
  6. Eusemann P, Jäger P (2009) Heteropoda tetrica THORELL, 1897 - variation and biogeography, with emphasis and copulatory organs (Araneae: Sparassidae). Contrib Nat Hist(12):499-516
  7. Wiehle M, Eusemann P, Thevs N, Schnittler M (2009) Root suckering patterns in Populus euphratica (Euphrates poplar, Salicaceae). Trees 23(5):991-1001, DOI:10.1007/s00468-009-0341-0
  8. Eusemann P (2006) Heteropoda schwendingeri Jäger 2005 (Araniae: Sparassidae) - first description of female with notes on intraspecific variation and evidences supporting species status. Zootaxa:327-334