Tomas Vaclavik

Tomáš Václavík

Guest Scientist

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


  • Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity
  • Landscape Ecology and Biogeography
  • Species Distribution Modeling
  • Land Use/Land System Science


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


2018 (8)

  • Dominik, C., Seppelt, R., Horgan, F.G., Settele, J., Václavík, T., (2018):
    Landscape composition, configuration, and trophic interactions shape arthropod communities in rice agroecosystems
    J. Appl. Ecol. 55 (5), 2461 - 2472
    full text (url)
  • Langerwisch, F., Václavík, T., von Bloh, W., Vetter, T., Thonicke, K., (2018):
    Combined effects of climate and land-use change on the provision of ecosystem services in rice agro-ecosystems
    Environ. Res. Lett. 13 (1), art. 015003
    full text (url)
  • Seppelt, R., Beckmann, M., Václavík, T., Volk, M., (2018):
    The art of scientific performance
    Trends Ecol. Evol. 33 (11), 805 - 809
    full text (url)
  • Seppelt, R., Verburg, P.H., Norström, A., Cramer, W., Václavík, T., (2018):
    Focus on cross-scale feedbacks in global sustainable land management
    Environ. Res. Lett. 13 (9), art. 090402
    full text (url)
  • Settele, J., Heong, K.L., Kühn, I., Klotz, S., Spangenberg, J.H., Arida, G., Beaurepaire, A., Beck, S., Bergmeier, E., Burkhard, B., Brandl, R., Bustamante, J.V., Butler, A., Cabbigat, J., Le, X.C., Catindig, J.L.A., Ho, V.C., Le, Q.C., Dang, K.B., Escalada, M., Dominik, C., Franzén, M., Fried, O., Görg, C., Grescho, V., Grossmann, S., Gurr, G.M., Hadi, B.A.R., Le, H.H., Harpke, A., Hass, A.L., Hirneisen, N., Horgan, F.G., Hotes, S., Isoda, Y., Jahn, R., Kettle, H., Klotzbücher, A., Klotzbücher, T., Langerwisch, F., Loke, W.-H., Lin, Y.-P., Lu, Z., Lum, K.-Y., Magcale-Macandog, D.B., Marion, G., Marquez, L., Müller, F., Nguyen, H.M., Nguyen, Q.A., Nguyen, V.S., Ott, J., Penev, L., Pham, H.T., Radermacher, N., Rodriguez-Labajos, B., Sann, C., Sattler, C., Schädler, M., Scheu, S., Schmidt, A., Schrader, J., Schweiger, O., Seppelt, R., Soitong, K., Stoev, P., Stoll-Kleemann, S., Tekken, V., Thonicke, K., Tilliger, B., Tobias, K., Trisyono, Y.A., Dao, T.T., Tscharntke, T., Le, Q.T., Türke, M., Václavík, T., Vetterlein, D., Villareal, S., Vu, K.C., Vu, Q., Weisser, W.W., Westphal, C., Zhu, Z., Wiemers, M., (2018):
    Rice ecosystem services in South-east Asia. Editorial
    Paddy Water Environ. 16 (2), 211 - 224
    full text (url)
  • Spangenberg, J.H., Beaurepaire, A.L., Bergmeier, E., Burkhard, B., Chien, H.V., Cuong, L.Q., Görg, C., Grescho, V., Hai, L.H., Heong, K.L., Horgan, F.G., Hotes, S., Klotzbücher, A., Klotzbücher, T., Kühn, I., Langerwisch, F., Marion, G., Moritz, R.F.A., Nguyen, Q.A., Ott, J., Sann, C., Sattler, C., Schädler, M., Schmidt, A., Tekken, V., Thanh, T.D., Thonicke, K., Türke, M., Václavík, T., Vetterlein, D., Westphal, C., Wiemers, M., Settele, J., (2018):
    The LEGATO cross-disciplinary integrated ecosystem service research framework: an example of integrating research results from the analysis of global change impacts and the social, cultural and economic system dynamics of irrigated rice production
    Paddy Water Environ. 16 (2), 287 - 319
    full text (url)
  • Tkadlec, E., Václavík, T., Kubelová, M., Široký, P., (2018):
    Negative spatial covariation in abundance of two European ticks: diverging niche preferences or biotic interaction?
    Ecol. Entomol. 43 (6), 804 - 812
    full text (url)
  • Ziv, G., Hassall, C., Bartkowski, B., Cord, A.F., Kaim, A., Kalamandeen, M., Landaverde-González, P., Melo, J.L.B., Seppelt, R., Shannon, C., Václavík, T., Zoderer, B.M., Beckmann, M., (2018):
    A bird's eye view over ecosystem services in Natura 2000 sites across Europe
    Ecosystem Services 30 (Part B), 287 - 298
    final draft (pdf)

2017 (8)

  • Cord, A.F., Bartkowski, B., Beckmann, M., Dittrich, A., Hermans-Neumann, K., Kaim, A., Lienhoop, N., Locher-Krause, K.E., Priess, J., Schröter-Schlaack, C., Schwarz, N., Seppelt, R., Strauch, M., Václavík, T., Volk, M., (2017):
    Towards systematic analyses of ecosystem service trade-offs and synergies: Main concepts, methods and the road ahead
    Ecosystem Services 28 (Part C), 264 - 272
    full text (url)
  • Delzeit, R., Zabel, F., Meyer, C., Václavík, T., (2017):
    Addressing future trade-offs between biodiversity and cropland expansion to improve food security
    Reg. Envir. Chang. 17 (5), 1429 - 1441
    full text (url)
  • Delzeit, R., Zabel, F., Meyer, C., Václavík, T., (2017):
    Erratum to: Addressing future trade-offs between biodiversity and cropland expansion to improve food security
    Reg. Envir. Chang. 17 (5), 1443 - 1443
    full text (url)
  • Dittrich, A., Seppelt, R., Václavík, T., Cord, A.F., (2017):
    Integrating ecosystem service bundles and socio-environmental conditions – A national scale analysis from Germany
    Ecosystem Services 28 (Part C), 273 - 282
    full text (url)
  • 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
    Agric. Ecosyst. Environ. 246 , 269 - 278
    full text (url)
  • Gerstner, K., Levers, C., Kuemmerle, T., Václavík, T., Pereira, H.M., Seppelt, R., (2017):
    Assessing land-use effects on European plant diversity using a biome-specific countryside species–area model
    Divers. Distrib. 23 (10), 1193 - 1203
    full text (url)
  • Seppelt, R., Beckmann, M., Václavík, T., (2017):
    Searching for win–win archetypes in the food–biodiversity challenge: a response to Fischer et al.
    Trends Ecol. Evol. 32 (9), 630 - 632
    full text (url)
  • 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
    full text (url)

2016 (2)

  • Karlin, M., Václavík, T., Chadwick, J., Meentemeyer, R., (2016):
    Habitat use by adult red wolves, Canis rufus, in an agricultural landscape, North Carolina, USA
    Mamm. Study 41 (2), 87 - 95
    full text (url)
  • Václavík, T., Langerwisch, F., Cotter, M., Fick, J., Häuser, I., Hotes, S., Kamp, J., Settele, J., Spangenberg, J.H., Seppelt, R., (2016):
    Investigating potential transferability of place-based research in land system science
    Environ. Res. Lett. 11 (9), art. 095002
    full text (url)

2015 (2)

  • 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.H., Tekken, V., Václavík, T., Wittmer, H., (2015):
    Assessing ecosystem services for informing land-use decisions: a problem-oriented approach
    Ecol. Soc. 20 (3), Art. 31
    full text (url)
  • Kehoe, L., Kuemmerle, T., Meyer, C., Levers, C., Václavík, T., Kreft, H., (2015):
    Global patterns of agricultural land-use intensity and vertebrate diversity
    Divers. Distrib. 21 (11), 1308 - 1318
    full text (url)

2014 (3)

  • Beckmann, M., Václavík, T., Manceur, A.M., Šprtová, L., von Wehrden, H., Welk, E., Cord, A.F., (2014):
    glUV: a global UV-B radiation data set for macroecological studies
    Methods Ecol. Evol. 5 (4), 372 - 383
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  • Gerstner, K., Dormann, C.F., Václavík, 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
    J. Biogeogr. 41 (2), 261 - 273
    full text (url)
  • Hohl, A., Václavík, T., Meentemeyer, R.K., (2014):
    Go with the flow: geospatial analytics to quantify hydrologic landscape connectivity for passively dispersed microorganisms
    Int. J. Geogr. Inf. Sci. 28 (8), 1626 - 1641
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2013 (2)

  • Cord, A.F., Meentemeyer, R.K., Leitão, P.J., Václavík, T., (2013):
    Modelling species distributions with remote sensing data: bridging disciplinary perspectives
    J. Biogeogr. 40 (12), 2226 - 2227
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  • Václavík, T., Lautenbach, S., Kuemmerle, T., Seppelt, R., (2013):
    Mapping global land system archetypes
    Glob. Environ. Change 23 (6), 1637 - 1647
    full text (url)

2012 (3)

  • Meentemeyer, R.K., Haas, S.E., Václavík, T., (2012):
    Landscape epidemiology of emerging infectious diseases in natural and human-altered ecosystems
    Annu. Rev. Phytopathol. 50 , 379 - 402
    full text (url)
  • Václavík, T., Kupfer, J.A., Meentemeyer, R.K., (2012):
    Accounting for multi-scale spatial autocorrelation improves performance of invasive species distribution modelling (iSDM)
    J. Biogeogr. 39 (1), 42 - 55
    full text (url)
  • Václavík, T., Meentemeyer, R.K., (2012):
    Equilibrium or not? Modelling potential distribution of invasive species in different stages of invasion
    Divers. Distrib. 18 (1), 73 - 83
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