Institut für Forstgenetik, Thünen Institute
Sieker Landstraße 2; 22927 Großhansdorf; Allemagne
The institute investigates the genetics of native and exotic/introduced trees and shrub species. These studies contribute to the development of recommendations for national and international legislation, conventions and strategies in the area of forest management and adjacent areas.
These apply to the study of the origin and quality of forest reproductive material; biological diversity; conservation of forest genetic resources; evaluation of the risks of biotechnology; adaptation to climate change; tree breeding; resistance to pathogens
The institute is located at the two sites Großhansdorf (near Hamburg) and Waldsieversdorf (near Berlin). Scientific activities are carried out within the four research areas: Provenance and Breeding Research; Pathogen Resistance and Seed Quality Research; Ecological Genetics; Genome Researchmore info on Thünen