Gund Affiliate, Research Associate, Technical University of Munich, Germany

Dominik Thom has specialized in forest ecology and disturbance dynamics. In particular, he has investigated current and future disturbance regimes, as well as the impacts of climate change and disturbances on biodiversity and ecosystem services provisioning.

Besides that, Dominik's research encompasses adaptive silviculture, functional ecology, microclimate, and coupled human-natural systems. His quantitative assessments are based on novel and powerful tools, including high-resolution process-based simulation models and advanced statistical approaches.

Dominik Thom is currently employed at the Ecosystem Dynamics and Forest Management Group at the Technical University of Munich (Germany) as well as at the Institute of Silviculture at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (Austria).

Dominik obtained his Ph.D. in Vienna with a thesis entitled “Disturbance impacts on forest succession, biodiversity, and ecosystem services in a changing world” under supervision of Rupert Seidl. Afterwards, he worked as a Postdoctoral researcher in Rupert Seidl’s lab, and spent almost two years in William Keeton’s lab at the University of Vermont.

Gund Affiliate Dominik Thom

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Adaptive forest management, climate change, coupled human-natural systems, disturbance dynamics, functional ecology, mountain forests


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