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Institute of Forest Genetics (TI-FG)

The Institute carries out research on genetics of indigenous and exotic tree and shrub species. It is focused on the conservation of forest genetic resources, biodiversity of forest ecosystems, resistance, tree breeding and bio-safety research for genetically modified forest plants. The institute is involved in decision-making processes on national and international laws/regulations governing forest reproductive material and risk assessment and environmental compatibility of genetically modified forest trees.

Parent institution:

Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institut - Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries (TI) Details of TI


Institute of Forest Genetics (TI-FG)
Sieker Landstr. 2
22927 Großhansdorf


Phone: +49 (0)531 596-0
Fax: +49 (0)531 596-1099

email: fg(@)


  • Research

Focus of Research:

  • Biodiversity in forests
  • Evaluating the risks of biotechnology
  • Maintenance and evaluation of forest genetic resources
  • Securing the origins and quality of seeds and plants

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