Gund Postdoctoral Fellow, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Dominik Thom is a Postdoctoral Associate at the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont. He obtained his Ph.D. in Vienna with a thesis entitled “Disturbance impacts on forest succession, biodiversity, and ecosystem services in a changing world” and worked in Rupert Seidl’s lab as a post-doc for another year. He passed his PhD with distinction, and received awards for his master's and PhD theses as well as the best paper award in climate change related sciences in Austria in 2017.

Dominik Thom’s most distinctive expertize is in forest landscape and disturbance modelling, in particular, using the individual-based forest landscape and disturbance model (iLand). At UVM he is consolidating research of six different working groups within an interdisciplinary McIntire-Stennis Forest Research Project (Managing the Matrix: A Framework for Assessing Ecosystem Services in Forested Landscapes), coordinated by William Keeton. In the future, Dominik aims to assess climate change and disturbance impacts on forest ecosystems in New England and southeastern Canada.

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Forest landscape modelling, disturbance dynamics, forest ecology, silviculture.

Education

  • PhD, Institute of Silviculture, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna, Austria
  • MSc, Forest Sciences, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) Vienna, Austria
  • BSc, International Forest Ecosystem Management, Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development, Germany

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