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, NC, USA
2008 RNDr., Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic
2006 - 2007 Fulbright fellow, Clark University, MA, USA
2001 - 2004 M.Sc., Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic
1998 - 2001 B.Sc., Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic


GLUES: Global Assessment of Land Use Dynamics, Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Ecosystem Services

LEGATO: Land-use intensity and Ecological Engineering – Assessment Tools for risks and Opportunities in irrigated rice based production systems


Dominik, C., Seppelt, R., Horgan, F.G., Marquez, L., Settele, J., Václavík, T. (2017): Regional-scale effects override the influence of fine-scale landscape heterogeneity on rice arthropod communities. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 246: 269–278. DOI

Václavík, T., Beckmann, M., Cord, A.F., Bindewald, A.M. (2017): Effects of UV-B radiation on leaf hair traits of invasive plants—Combining historical herbarium records with novel remote sensing data. PLoS ONE 12(4): e0175671. DOI

Delzeit, R., Zabel, F., Meyer, C., Václavík, T. (2017): Addressing future trade-offs between biodiversity and cropland expansion to improve food security. Regional Environmental Change 17(5): 1429–1441. DOI

Václavík, T., Langerwisch, F., Cotter, M., Fick, J., Häuser, I., Hotes, S., Kamp, J., Settele, J., Spangenberg, J., Seppelt, R. (2016): Investigating potential transferability of place-based research in land system science. Environmental Research Letters 11(9): 095002. DOI

Karlin, M., Václavík, T., Chadwick, J., Meentemeyer, R.K. (2016): Habitat use by adult red wolves, Canis rufus, in an agricultural landscape, North Carolina, USA. Mammal Study 41(2): 87–95. DOI

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