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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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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  4. Meyer-Sand BRV, Blanc-Jolivet C, Mader M, Paredes-Villanueva K, Tysklind N, Sebbenn AM, Guichoux E, Degen B (2018) Development of a set of SNP markers for population genetics studies of Ipe (Handroanthus sp.), a valuable tree genus from Latin America. Conserv Genet Resources 10(4):779-781, DOI:10.1007/s12686-017-0928-5
  5. Blanc-Jolivet C, Kersten B, Bourland N, Guichoux E, Delcamp A, Doucet J-L, Degen B (2018) Development of nuclear SNP markers for the timber tracking of the African tree species Sapelli, Entandrophragma cylindricum. Conserv Genet Resources 10(3):539-541, DOI:10.1007/s12686-017-0872-4
  6. Schröder H, Kersten B, Yanbaev YA, Degen B (2018) DNA-marker sets for determination of white oaks (section Quercus) in wood products. Thünen Rep 62:107-112
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  7. Schröder H, Degen B (2018) Einsatz molekularer Marker zur Art- und Herkunftsbestimmung von Bäumen und Holz. Jb Baumpflege 22:261-266
  8. Blanc-Jolivet C, Yanbaev YA, Degen B (2018) Genetic timber tracking of Larix sp. in Eurasia. Thünen Rep 62:89-93
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  9. Kersten B, Mader M, Müller NA, Fladung M, Degen B, Liesebach M, Liesebach H (2018) Genome-wide scan for diagnostic markers for bud burst in beech. In: Di Filippo A, Madsen P, Matsui T, Pederson N, Piovesan G, Sagheb-Talebi K (eds) 11th International Beech Symposium "Natural and managed beech forests as reference ecosystems for the sustainable management of forest resources and the conservation of biodiversity", 18-21 September 2018 ; International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) Group 1.01.07 - "Ecology and Silviculturae of Beech". Viterbo: IUFRO, p 14
  10. Schröder H, Kersten B, Degen B (2018) Herkunftsnachweis von Weißeichenproben innerhalb Europas. 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 285

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