Tomas Vaclavik

Tomáš Václavík


Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ
Department of Computational Landscape Ecology
Permoserstr. 15 | 04318 Leipzig | Germany

phone: +49 341 235 1952
fax: +49 341 235 1939



  • Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity
  • Landscape Ecology and Biogeography
  • Species Distribution Modeling
  • Land Use/Land Cover Change


2007 - 2011 Ph.D., Geography (Applied GIScience), University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Department of Geography and Earth Sciences, Center for Applied Geographic Information Science (CAGIS), Charlotte, NC, USA.
2008 RNDr., Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Palacky University, Faculty of Science, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Olomouc, Czech Republic
2006 - 2007 Fulbright fellow, Geographic Information Sciences for Development and Environment (GISDE), Clark University, Department of International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE), Worcester, MA, USA.
2002 - 2005 Teaching Certificate, Environmental Education, Palacky University, Faculty of Science, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
2001 - 2004 M.Sc., Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Palacky University, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Olomouc, Czech Republic.
1998 - 2001 B.Sc., Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Palacky University, Faculty of Science, Department of Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Olomouc, Czech Republic.


Förster, J., Barkmann, J., Fricke, R., Hotes, S., Kleyer, M., Kobbe, S., Kübler, D., Rumbaur, C., Siegmund-Schultze, M., Seppelt, R., Settele, J., Spangenberg, J., Tekken, V., Václavík, T., Wittmer, H. (2015): Assessing ecosystem services for informing land use decisions: a problem-oriented approach. Ecology and Society 20(3): 31. [DOI]

Kehoe, L., Kuemmerle, T., Meyer, C., Levers, C., Vaclavik, T., Kreft, H. (2015): Global patterns of agricultural land-use intensity and vertebrate diversity. Diversity and Distributions 21(11): 1308–1318. [DOI]

Hohl, A., Vaclavik, T., Meentemeyer, R.K. (2014): Go with the flow: Geospatial analytics to quantify hydrologic landscape connectivity for passively dispersed microorganisms. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 28(8): 1626-1641. (Special Issue: Spatial Ecology) [DOI]

Beckmann, M., Vaclavik, T., Manceur, A.M., Sprtova, L., von Wehrden, H., Welk, E., Cord, A.F. (2014): glUV: A global UV-B radiation dataset for macroecological studies. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5(4): 372–383. [DOI]

Gerstner, K., Dormann, C.F., Vaclavik, T., Kreft, H., Seppelt, R. (2014): Accounting for geographical variation in species-area relationships improves the prediction of plant species richness at the global scale. Journal of Biogeography, 41(2): 261-273. [DOI]

Vaclavik, T., Lautenbach, S., Kuemmerle, T., Seppelt, R. (2013): Mapping global land system archetypes. Global Environmental Change 23(6): 1637-1647. [DOI]

Cord, A.F., Meentemeyer, R.K., Leitão, P.J., Vaclavik, T. (2013): Modelling species distributions with remote sensing data: bridging disciplinary perspectives. Journal of Biogeography 40(12): 2226-2227. [DOI]

Meentemeyer, R.K., Haas, S.E. & Vaclavik, T. (2012): Landscape epidemiology of emerging infectious diseases in natural and human-altered ecosystems. Annual Review of Phytopathology 50: 379-402. [DOI]

Vaclavik, T.
& Meentemeyer, R.K. (2012): Equilibrium or not? Modelling potential distribution of invasive species in different stages of invasion. Diversity and Distributions 18(1): 73-83. [DOI]

Vaclavik, T., Kupfer, J.A., Meentemeyer, R.K. (2012): Accounting for multi-scale spatial autocorrelation improves performance of invasive species distribution modelling (iSDM). Journal of Biogeography 39(1): 42-55. [DOI]

Vaclavikova, M., Vaclavik, T., Kostkan, V. (2011): Otters vs. fishermen: Stakeholders' perceptions of otter predation and damage compensation in the Czech Republic. Journal for Nature Conservation 19(2): 95-102. [DOI]

Kovacs, K., Vaclavik, T., Haight, R.G., Pang, A., Cunniffe, N.J., Gilligan, C.A., Meentemeyer, R.K. (2011): Predicting the economic costs and property value losses attributed to sudden oak death damage in California (2010-2020). Journal of Environmental Management 92(4): 1292-1302. [DOI]

Vaclavik, T., Kanaskie, A., Hansen, E.M., Ohmann, J.L., Meentemeyer, R.K. (2010): Predicting potential and actual distribution of sudden oak death in Oregon: Prioritizing landscape contexts for early detection and eradication of disease outbreaks. Forest Ecology and Management 260(6): 1026-1035. [DOI]

Ellis, A.M., Vaclavik, T., Meentemeyer, R.K. (2010): When is connectivity important? A case study of the spatial pattern of sudden oak death. Oikos 119(3): 485-493. [DOI]

Vaclavik, T. & Meentemeyer, R.K. (2009): Invasive species distribution modeling (iSDM): Are absence data and dispersal constraints needed to predict actual distributions? Ecological Modelling 220(23): 3248-3258. [DOI]

Vaclavik, T. & Rogan, J. (2009): Identifying trends in land use/land cover changes in the context of post-socialist transformation in Central Europe: A case study of the greater Olomouc region, Czech Republic. GIScience & Remote Sensing 46(1): 54-76. [DOI]